Art Show, Poetry & Photo Contest

Fine Art Show & Eagle Photo Contest

Event Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024
Art Show Hours:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Olympic Theater Cafe, 107 S. Olympic Avenue, Arlington, WA 98223

Show features the natural depictions of the beautiful Pacific Northwest flora and fauna as created by local artists in all media types. 

Sponsored by the Arlington Arts Council

 Entry Requirements

  • Open to Snohomish County, Skagit County and Island County residents
  • $5 per entry for up to four entries
  • Youth entry fee is a donation to the food bank
  • One eagle photograph (for eagle photo contest) and up to four entries total
  • Artwork must be sized from 8-by-10 inches to 18 by 24 inches (including frame)
  • Photos can be framed or canvas wrapped
  • All 2-D art must have a wire for hanging
  • All entries must be labeled on back with artist’s name and phone number
  • Submit art with completed entry form
  • Art must be picked up after the show on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Youth Category 

  • Youth art must meet art entry requirements
  • Youth art will be judged in two categories:
    •   Up to 10 years old
    •  11 - 17 years old 
  • Youth are eligible for Best of Show award. Ribbons are awarded in Youth Category.

Eagle Photo Contest

Photos submitted for the photo contest will be featured on the City and Arlington Art Council social media. 

Eagle photo first place $200.
You can submit 1 entry.

Art Entry Form

Eligibility: Open to residents in Snohomish County, Skagit County, and Camano Island.  Photos should be of local eagles.

Along with cash prize, the winning eagle photo may be displayed on the City’s website, featured in the City newsletter, on the promotions for the Eagle Festival, and may be used in other ways to promote the City and future Eagle Festivals.

Link to photos entered in 2021 contest


  • Best Eagle Photo $200 with ribbon
  • Best Nature Photo $100 with ribbon 
  • Best Nature Art- 2 Dimensional $100 with ribbon
  • Best Nature Art - 3 Dimensional/other media $100 with ribbon
  • Best Youth Nature Art (0-10 years) $50
  • Best Youth Nature Art (11-17 years) $50

How to Enter Art and Photos

Please complete this entry form.
 Forms available at the drop off location also.

Deliver: Up to  four entries to Olympic Theater Cafe, in downtown Arlington, on the day before the show, Friday, February 3, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

No submissions will be accepted after this time. Olympic Theater is located at: 107 S Olympic Avenue, Arlington, WA.

Haiku Poetry Contest

The Nature Haiku Poetry Contest is presented by Arlington Arts Council.  
Prizes are $50 for first place , two categories, Youth up to 17 years, and Adults age 18 and older.

Contest ends January 28, 2024 at midnight. 

The Nature Haiku contest is open to Snohomish County residents. Haiku poets are challenged to convey a vivid message in only 17 syllables. The format of the haiku should be the traditional non-rhyming three line poem of 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, 5 syllables in the third line, and have no punctuation. The theme of the poem should be connected to nature. You may submit a maximum of two haiku, each on its own entry form. 


  • Online here
  • Or by mail to: City of Arlington, Recreation, 238 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223
  • Or place in utility payment box on outside of City Hall, 238 N Olympic Avenue.

2023 Eagle Photo Winner
Debra Hoskins

2023  eagle photo  winner  Debra Hoskins

Past Winning Eagle Photos

2023 Nature Art Show Awards:

  Best Eagle Photo $200 with ribbon
     Debra Hoskins, Stilly Sunrise Eagle 
  2nd   Dark Start Photography, Skagit Wind
  Best Nature Photo $100 with ribbon 
     Jeff Schenekl, Daffodil Fields Forever
  2nd   Jeff Schenekl, Snow Geese Lift Off  
  3rd    Debra Hoskins, Short Eared Owl at Sunset
  Best Nature Art 2 Dimensional: $100 with ribbon
      Vicki Johnson, Santa Fe Sunrise
  2nd   Angel Miller, Soar
  3rd   Crystal Campbell, Mountain Sunrise
  Best Nature Art 3 Dimensional/Other media: $100 with ribbon
      Sharon Parker Johnson, Quaking Aspen Art Doll
  2nd   Erica Burs, Geico
  3rd   Todd Fronterhouse, Eagle & Condor
  Best Youth Nature Art (up to 10 years): $50 with ribbon
     Lincoln Miller, Panda
  2nd  Livy Kaufman, Sea of Colors
  3rd   Benjamin Grindy, Wonder Bears 
  Best Youth Nature Art (11-17 years): $50 with ribbon
     Silas Miller, One Fowl
  2nd   Kyle Schwenke, Mountain Collage
  3rd   Lily Fronterhouse, Red Sea Warrior 
BEST OF SHOW:  Sharon Parker Johnson, Quaking Aspen Art Doll
  Haiku Youth Category
     1st    Claire Rohde
     2nd   Kenzie M. 
     3rd    Zachary S. 
  Haiku Adult Category
     1st     John Lynn
     2nd    Mila Senav 
     3rd     Teresa Vick 
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