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Opportunity: 2022 Betty Bowen Award

The call for entries for the 2022 Betty Bowen Award is now open. The annual award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work.

The juried award was created to honor Betty Bowen (1918-1977) who was an enthusiastic supporter of Northwest contemporary art. The winner receives an unrestricted cash prize of $15,000 to further their career. A selection of work by the winner will be exhibited at the museum in the spring of 2023.

The award is open to artists working in Washington, Oregon and, Idaho.

How to apply:
Applications must be submitted online, by August 1 at 11 pm. The application is available on, and there is a $10 application fee.

For more information and to see a list of past winners, please visit bowen or email

Eligibility: Open only to artists working in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
City/Region: Seattle
Point of Contact: Johnna Munsen
Expires: August 1, 2022