CASCADIA is expanding its programming this year to include women in the visual arts in an exhibition entitled: Women Rising: Expanding Visions/Diverse Perspectives. The exhibit, in collaboration with Allied Arts, will highlight the multiplicity of women’s voices, styles, and interpretive approaches of artists living in the Pacific Northwest. We invite women artists to submit artworks addressing a broad range of themes, issues, and ideas.

Barbara Matilsky, curator/art historian, will select artworks for the exhibition.

Selected art will be on exhibit in the Dakota Art Store gallery from April 5 until May 31, to coincide with the in-person film festival April 25-28. Deadline for submissions is February 16th.

Artists can submit up to 6 pieces for consideration. Submissions in all media will be considered with work that goes on the wall, no more than 36” wide, and work on pedestal up to 24” wide.  Artwork will be accepted in three categories: 3-Dimensional, 2-Dimensional, and Photography.  There is no fee to apply. Artwork both for sale and in reserve are eligible.

Applications open Monday, January 15, 2024 and close Friday, February 16, 2024 at 4 p.m. Selected artists will be notified by February 23, 2024.

To apply: Send submissions by email to CASCADIA Board Member and Secretary Barbara Bitner at: Please include:

  • Resume with contact information including: Phone, e-mail and business address.
  • Website (if you have one).
  • A brief artist statement.
  • JPEG photos of your submission..
  • Title of the piece(s), size, price,medium.

For more information contact Barbara Bitner at