Juried Exhibitions

Every year, the Morris Graves Museum of Art is honored to host juried exhibitions of artwork from the Humboldt community and from around the world. Browse our open calls for entries below to find out how to submit your artwork to an upcoming juried exhibition!


27th Annual Images of Water Photography Competition & Exhibition

Call for Entries Now Available

Exhibition Dates:  April 28th- June 3, 2018

Entry Deadline:  Wednesday, April 25th, Noon-5p.m.

The Humboldt Arts Council is pleased to announce that it is reviving the well-loved Images of Water Photography Competition & Exhibition. The 27th Annual Images of Water Photography Competition & Exhibition is open to all photographers. Submissions will be accepted by mail and in person on Wednesday, April 25, Noon-5p.m. at the Morris Graves Museum of Art. The juror for the 27th Annual Images of Water is Aldaron Laird.

Aldaron Laird, has been a photographer most of his life. While at HSU from 1975 to 1978, Aldaron studied under Tom Knight and has always enjoyed landscape photography. Professionally, Aldaron has been an environmental planner for 28 years working on projects which enhance riverine and estuarine ecosystems, conducting historical research to document how our rivers and bays have changed over the last 160 years, and most recently as a sea level rise adaptation planner.

Aldaron has extensively explored Humboldt Bay, its history, land use, ecology, and recently its future as we and the Bay adapt to sea level rise. In 2013, Aldaron completed a comprehensive inventory and mapping of Humboldt Bay’s shoreline. In order to ground truth his mapping, Aldaron walked or kayaked the entire shoreline of Humboldt Bay. Aldaron’s shoreline exploration provided him a unique opportunity to document all 102 miles of shoreline, amassing over 15,000 photographic images.

Water has been a central theme in Aldaron’s life, in his professional work, as president of the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, as our representative on the Board of the Association of California Water Agencies, and as a photographer and kayaker.

Water is a magical element, providing us with endless image making opportunities.

Please visit this link to print out the entry paperwork. 


Towering: Art Inspired by the Redwoods

Call for Entries Now Available 


Exhibition Dates:  June 9th through August 5th, 2018

Entry Deadline:  Thursday, June 7th, Noon-5p.m.

Jim Lowry

The Humboldt Arts Council, Redwood Parks Conservancy and Redwood National and State Parks have teamed up to present a juried art exhibition celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Redwood National Park. This unique juried exhibition will highlight an appreciation for the skills and creativity of artists and the essence of Redwood National Park. Artists are invited to submit work inspired by the redwoods that conveys their personal interpretation of the majestic beauty of the redwoods as well as environmental, ecological, cultural, and political ideas. Artist can submit up to three works of art. Work from the visual arts disciplines including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts and mixed media are welcome.  

Please visit this link to print out the entry paperwork. 






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