Submitted by Westport Winery

The nonprofit International Mermaid Museum is seeking submissions to its Summer Show titled Sea Jellies and Sea Stars. These two creatures formerly known as starfish and jellyfish are captivating examples of the marine life seen on the beach and in the ocean in coastal Washington State where the museum is located.

The champagne reception and artist meet and greet is on Friday, July 2 at 6 p.m. The reception is free to attend, and all ages are welcome. The museum’s exhibition hall will be open to patrons and artists to tour in conjunction with the event.

Art patrons can purchase pieces throughout the show which will last through September. Patrons contact the artist directly for payment and pick up the art at the end of the show. The museum does not take a commission on the sale. The display is part of the museum’s effort to support the emerging local art community.

The museum will accept one piece per artist. The work can be in any medium. The subject must include sea stars or sea jellies. This is a curated show limited to artists from Grays Harbor, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Jefferson, Clallam, Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties. Not all submissions will be accepted due to space constraints.

Submissions are accepted until June 15 via email to Submission must include the artist’s name, address, phone number, a description of the medium, title of the submission, and price. All accepted submissions must be delivered to the museum by Monday, June 28 at 6 p.m.

The museum is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is on the grounds of Westport Winery Garden Resort, located halfway between Westport and Aberdeen on the Washington Coast.

The International Mermaid Museum is dedicated to teaching ocean ecology from seashore to sea floor immersed in mermaid mythology uniting world cultures. In addition to being self-sustaining, funds raised by the museum are designated to providing ocean ecology curriculum and scholarship for students seeking careers in the marine industry.

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