Welcome to the Evergreen Association of Fine Arts (formerly known as Eastside Association of Fine Arts). We invite you to explore our website and learn about membership, our shows and exhibitions, the Public Art Program, the EAFA Gallery at the Seattle Design Center, and of course, our monthly General Meetings.

Critique Meet Program

Our new program, Critique Meet, is off to a great start. It's held during our refreshment break at each of our General Meetings. We review art work in an objective manner, and provide constructive comments from which we can all benefit. ...

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News Flashes March-April 2015

Our Signature Art fund deadline for applications is April 27th, 2015. If you know an art group needing funding for a project, here's a great chance to help. Go to our link at http://www.eafa.org/about/signature-art-fund for  more information.


Special invitational Call for Art for EAFA members to exhibit their work at University House in Issaquah. Please find attached the call information and submission guidelines.  

We are accepting submissions now, until April 12.  

EXHIBITION:    Invitational exhbition of EAFA Member’s

LOCATION:      University House Issaquah, 22975 Black Nugget Road, Issaquah, WA 98029

DEADLINE:       April 12

NOTIFY:           April 20

ART DROP:      June 7, 1-4pm

OPENING:        June 12 Gala Reception – 5:00-7:00pm

CLOSING:         Sept 25 art pick up 12-5pm

CONTACT:       Anna Macrae, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Accepted work will primarily be wall hung with 2-D

  • 2-D maximum size 40” height x 36” wide

  • A limited number of work up to 72” wide will be considered

  • 2-D works must be ready to install with a hanging wire 

  • A limited number of 3-D works will be considered. Max size approx. 12” x 12” x 12”

  • No work previously exhibited at University House Issaquah

  • All wall hung media accepted excluding work that requires electricity


 Email submissions to:  June Sekiguchi, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Label  ALL the attached documents with your last name_first name_type of document.extension:


  2. Smith_Jane_statement.doc

  3. Smith_Jane_resume.doc

  4. Smith_Jane_imagelist.doc

  5. Smith_Jane_title of work.jpg

    We have a high volume of entries, so this labeling system is required to process the documents efficiently.

     3.       Attach up to six (6) jpegs of available artwork – low resolution.

    Use the following Jpeg format instructions:

  6. Each jpeg should be saved at 72 dpi

  7. Use maximum image size of 1200 pixels on the longest dimension


  9. This helps identify your artwork. Example:  Smith_Jane_Title of Work.jpg

  10. Improperly labeled jpgs and documents may not be viewed.

    4.   Include an art work list with the following details for EACH jpeg (include contact info)  Please put full name on top of each page.


  11. Title

  12. Medium

  13. Framed Size H” x W” x D”

  14. Year completed

  15. Price or Insurance Value if NFS (not for sale)

  16. Gallery affiliation  

  17. Attach your resume/bio/artist statementfor the artist information binder:  maximum 2 pages each.

     Era Living Exhibitions:


  18. The artist receives 100% from sales at Era Living locations – no commission is taken.  Sales are made directly between you and your client. 
  19. Postcards are generated for each show and promotional material sent to print and online media sources. 
  20. Gala opening receptions are held for each exhibition including hors d’ouevres and live music to accompany the art.
  21. Artists will be invited by the curator to participate in artist talks.

Art at Era Living is viewed by residents and guests, and the public is invited to view the work.   Era Living is a Seattle based company founded in 1987 to provide innovative housing, programs, and service to their retirement communities.  Era Living is committed to bringing quality art experiences to their residents and to provide exhibition opportunities to artists.  http://www.eraliving.com/northwest_art

 For questions, email Anna Macrae at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To view past Era Living shows and receptions www.facebook.com/eraliving


Mt. Si Artist Guild has a great opportunity coming up. Che Lopez, a fantastic watercolor artist, will be teaching a workshop for us May 16th, 12:30 to 3:30pm. The workshop will be "Watercolor Portraiture". If that strikes your fancy we are taking advance reservations for the workshop and wanted to give you notice before we put notification in the press. 

Che Lopez attended Cornish College of the Arts and began his career as a traditional cell animator. He was introduced to watercolor and fell in love with it immediately. He has been teaching watercolor at the Kirkland Arts Center since 2009 and regularly demonstrates and teaches workshops around the NW. He is a member of the American Watercolor Society and a Signature Member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artist. 

Check out his website at www.artofche.com to see his work. It's amazing!

Prices for this 3 hour workshop are $15 for MSAG Members and $32 for Non-Members. If you would like to reserve your space or have questions please contact Nancy Gardner atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank"> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 425-736-5069. You can become a member and get the Member discount now.


Frank Eber will hold a 2 day workshop at the Seattle Daniel Smith  Store on August 22-23, Atmospheric Landscapes in Watercolor. 9 AM-4 PM, Register at the Seattle Store or  call 206-223-9599. Cost is $200. www.frankeber.com for more info. There will also be a free demonstration by Frank on August 21st, 4-6 PM.



Dianna Shyne provided a very well received demonstration of her acrylic landscape technique at the March meeting. Here is Dianna strutting her stuff.    


Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015 10:18

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Volunteer at the EAFA Gallery

You can sign up online to work a shift at the EAFA Gallery! Here's how:

  1. Go to www.gmail.com
  2. Sign in with the username: eafaexhibits and password: seattledc1
  3. Click 'Calendar' on the black bar at the top of the page to see the current work shift assignments.
  4. Click on a time/date and 'Create Event' to sign up for a shift.

Contact Joy Hagen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information or if you need help.


EAFA Public Art Program

For Your Information

Monthly General Meetings Sept - May
Thu May 21, 2015 @10:00AM - 12:00PM

EAFA Monthly General Meetings present speakers and demonstrations for you education and information. Non-members welcomed to check us out. 

Contact EAFA

Stan Chraminski

Newsletter Editor
Carol Smasal

For Information:

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P.O. Box 50446
Bellevue, WA

EAFA Gallery Contacts

Enter your painting at the EAFA General Meetings for prizes from Daniel Smith!


Top News

Upcoming EAFA Speakers:

  • January 15, 2015, VALA Presentation (Venues for Artists in Local Area) Redmond
  • February 19, Mitch Albala, Understanding Composition through Shape and Notan
  • March 19, Dianna Shyne, Acrylics demo
  • April 16, Bev Jozniak, Watercolor demo
  • May 21, Dan Cautrell, Linoleum Painting with multi colored application- demo 

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