Spring 2024 Arts Walk Contest

Who: Anyone can enter! 

What: Enter your artwork in this contest for the chance to win up to $500 in Olyphant Gift Cards and have your artwork shown in our shop for the Spring 2024 Olympia Arts Walk! 

The theme of the contest is BEYOND THE FRAME

Escaping Criticism, by Pere Borrell del Caso (1874)

DescriptionFor this contest we want you to create art that blurs the border between the real world and the imaginary world.  How your piece does that is up to you, so think (and create) outside the box!  Go “Beyond the Frame!”

When: Entries due Sunday, March 24th, 2024.

How: Email a photo of your submission to 2024artcontest@olyphant.store

Make sure to include in your email: 

1) A picture of your artwork that is clear and well lit 

2) Your name

3) Artwork name

4) Artwork size

5) Medium(s) used

6) Optional: Artist statement, extra pictures.

Submission Rules:

  • You may send in more than one submission, but only one piece will be chosen per artist.
  • Artwork must be equal to or smaller than 18” x 24.”  
  • All traditional mediums allowed.  No digital art.
  • If you win, your artwork must have proper hanging hardware and be dropped off before April 1st.
  • Artists who enter must be ok with us showing your artwork on our social media platforms and in-store for community judging and event promotion purposes.

How Judging will work:

First Judging Round: We will pick 3 finalists and 3 honorable mentions by March 24th.  Finalists will be invited to show their artwork in our shop during the month of April for Olympia Arts Walk. Honorable mentions will have their work posted on our social media platforms.

We will judge based on: 

  • Overall creativity 
  • How you use the theme
  • Quality of work

Second Judging Round: During the month of April we will ask the community to vote on who will win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place out of the three finalists.


  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $100
Please direct any questions to 2024artcontest@olyphant.store