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Innocence, in a Sense

February 12 - March 6

A naked figure painted in thick, dark strokes sits, with one leg crossed, staring off the canvas.

Astoria Visual Arts’ invites artists residing in the Pacific Northwest to submit original artwork for a group exhibit honoring the important role the nude figure has played in art for centuries. The exhibit, Innocence, in a Sense, will be curated by Astorian Carrie Mariko Williams, an accomplished and dedicated oil painter that studied at the Gage Academy of Art.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists working in all media are welcome to submit up to 5 pieces. While there are no specific size restrictions on acceptable artwork, space is limited. If artwork is rather large (over 4 feet), only one piece may be exhibited; if work is small/medium, up to 5 pieces may be included. Artwork may be edited based on available space. Work must have been created in the last three years. Artists must be 18 years or older.

DELIVERY: Deliver artwork to AVA, 1000 Duane Street in Astoria, on Tuesday, February 8 or Wednesday, February 9 from 4:00 – 5:30pm. If artists cannot make these times, other arrangements may be made by emailing astoriavisualarts@gmail.com.

ABOUT THE CURATOR: Carrie Mariko Williams was drawn to relocate to Astoria from Seattle four years ago after being accepted into the Royal Nebeker Art Gallery’s longstanding exhibit Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century at Clatsop Community College. Her painting training at Gage Academy of Art focused on working from a live model in order to observe subtlety of form that makes drawings appear more lifelike. She continues these studies with a dedicated group of artists that meet weekly to focus on improving their skills of life drawing.

If shipping artwork, please contact AVA via email (see above) or Carrie Mariko Williams for details and the correct mailing address. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the exhibit.

The exhibit runs February 12 – March 6 with an opening reception taking place during Astoria’s Second Saturday Artwork, February 12 from noon – 8pm.


Wheelchair accessible, Service Animals allowed
Women curated, Women artist(s)
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art
Pandemic Info
Kid Friendly


Astoria Visual Arts
1000 Duane Street
Astoria, OR 97103 United States
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