BIMA Announces its Summer 2023 Juried Exhibition: BIMA Spotlight

Beginning September 1, 2022, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art invites Puget Sound area artists to apply for the Museum’s first-ever juried group exhibition BIMA Spotlight. Submissions will be accepted through October 15, 2022, via an online form on CaFÉ ( The exhibition will open on Friday, June 30, 2023, run into September 2023, and be a cornerstone of BIMA’s 10th Anniversary celebrations.

BIMA Spotlight will be a vast group exhibition filling the galleries on two floors. In addition, one artist will be selected for BIMA’s Beacon Window Gallery – a two-story, 24-hour display space on the corner of Winslow Way and Highway 305. The Beacon Window Gallery Program includes a stipend for the selected artist.

Visual artworks of all media will be considered, with some limitations to size and other variables, and will include film/video and visual artworks with performance elements.

Led by BIMA’s curatorial team, guest jurors will help with the selection. To date, guest jurors include Elisheba Johnson (Seattle), Ed Archie NoiseCat (Bremerton), and June Sekiguchi (Tacoma).

Full details and criteria, with a link to the submission page, will be posted on BIMA’s website on September 1, but initial guidelines include:

  • Works created since January 1, 2018
  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older (as of September 1, 2022)
  • Film/video projects are limited to 30 minutes
  • Some size limitations will be in effect
  • Artist must live and work in the Puget Sound region
  • Artists may submit up to six works
  • Artists who have had a solo exhibition at BIMA do not qualify
  • BIMA staff and board members are not eligible

There will be an application fee of $25, although that fee may be waived at the artist’s discretion and that information will be kept from jurors. The BIMA Spotlight Jury will select zero (0) to three (3) works per artist. Artists will be notified of juried selections by November 30, 2022.

More details will be posted HERE on September 1.