Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Art Show 2020

Date(s) - 04/01/2020 - 05/31/2020
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Liberty Gallery
203 N Washington St - Spokane, WA

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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.

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The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion.


The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.



Code of Conduct

All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

  • intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Abusive verbal comments.
  • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.
  • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.


Reporting Procedures

Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

  • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
  • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
  • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.


SCBWI will investigate all complaints subject to the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy. If the policy applies, SCBWI will investigate the matter and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence and protect the environment at SCWBI Events. If a complaint is made anonymously, please note that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. Moreover, anonymous complaints may hinder SCBWI’s ability to investigate the complaint.  SCBWI will take steps to protect the confidentiality of the complaint, to the extent possible.  However, complete confidentiality may not be possible in all circumstances.  SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.



The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.



SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.


Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:


  • warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
  • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
  • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
  • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
  • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
  • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.


Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

  • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event, without refund;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
  • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
  • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.


If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will handle utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.



SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.



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