Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Art Show 2020

Date(s) - 03/30/2020 - 03/31/2020
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Liberty Gallery
203 N Washington St - Spokane, WA

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Due to COVID-19 Health Concerns, this Art Show at the Liberty Gallery has been postponed. We will update participants when a new plan is formed at a future date. 


SCBWI Art Show

SCBWI Inland Northwest is excited to announce the 2020 Art show at the Liberty Gallery in Downtown Spokane. We’re partnering with Pottery Place Plus. For two months, artwork inspired by the No! Whoa! Uh-oh! theme will be shared with the public.

Register below to reserve your spot at the Liberty Gallery!


Art Show Dates: April 1- May 31

Liberty Gallery
203 N Washington St
Spokane WA.

No! Whoa! Uh-oh!

Pieces submitted for the show should show a character or characters in a No! Whoa! or Uh-oh! situation. Children’s Illustrations of all mediums welcome. Please keep in mind, the art show‘s target audience is families, children, and teens. 
**Note: The Liberty Gallery does not accept work that is political, controversial or potentially offensive.

Registration Fee
: $0.00 (Free)
There is no charge to participate in the art show. Pottery Place Plus requires that all displayed art be priced for sale. Artists can sell a framed print rather than the original if they do not want to part with the original. There is a 30% commission on all sales made during the exhibit. Pottery Place Plus handles sales and collects the tax. Artists are paid at the conclusion of the event.

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So hurry and secure your spot on the wall! Registration Closes: Jan 31

Complete the registration form below to participate with your fellow Inland Northwest Illustrators. Once registered, a W-9 and Hold Harmless form will be sent to you along with detailed information to prepare you for the show. **Artists carry their own insurance.

Illustration Guidelines
RECOMMENDED artwork sizes (with frames): 16 x 20 or 18 x 24 (vertical only). Must fit in wall space that 22″ wide by 28″ tall.

  • All art must be original to the artist and the work must not infringe upon or violate the copyright of others. Each work of art must be marked on the back with the title, artist name, and price.
  • Work must weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • All works of art must be framed and wired in accordance with the Pottery Place Plus Framing Guidelines. (Framing workshop information below)
  • Flat black frames are preferred to make the show look more cohesive and professional.

How to price your artwork
Cost of materials + time + “how much I love the piece” = Price. 

First Friday Events: April 3 & May 1, 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

We’ll have 2 First Friday receptions for artists who would like to mingle with visitors and discuss their work. The goal of the show is to make kids feel welcome and recognized. Think coloring sheets, cookies, art worksheets, sketching demonstrations, etc. A small planning committee of participants will discuss and finalize activities for these events.


Jan 10 – 31: Registration for Illustrators 

Jan. & Feb: Illustrators create their No! Whoa! or Uh-oh! artwork

March 1: Digital Illustration image due

March 2-20: Registration for Writing Contest

March 22: Framing workshop – 12:30 – 3:00 pm – Spokane Art Supply (details below)

March 30: Framed artwork delivered to Liberty Gallery

April 3: First Friday Reception for the Illustrators!

April 16: Stories Due from Writers

April 25: Illustrator’s story choice due

May 1: First Friday Reception

Framing Workshop:

Need to finish your framing for the show? We got your backing! Add the framing workshop to your registration below.

Learn how to apply paper backing like a pro, and how to wire using a framer’s knot.  We will focus on easy techniques to give your art the professional look it deserves!

Fast, Furious Framing Finish with Terri Griffin
Spokane Art Supply
Sunday, March 22nd from 12:30- 3:00 pm

fee: $10

Bring your art, mat, and frame! Glass cleaner, wire, hooks, backing paper and bump ons are supplied.

The Writing Contest:
In May, selected short stories or poems written by our SCBWI members will be added to the show. All INW SCBWI Members are invited to enter the writing contest. Poems or short stories inspired by the illustrators’ pieces will be sent to each art show participant. The illustrators will select their favorite poem/story to hang next to their art. More information and guidelines for the writing contest will be posted on March 2.


If you have any questions regarding the art show please contact Kyle Cossairt at

We’re looking forward to seeing your amazing artwork and stories.