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AAOS promotes the visual, literary, and performing arts in Ocean Shores and the North Beach by informing residents of the performing and visual arts and sponsoring arts activities in the area. Every year we:

  • Host one of the largest Arts and Crafts Festivals in the region.

  • Sponsor the Art Splash Studio Tour of local artists in their studios.

  • Give scholarships to young artists to further their work.

  • Publicize area art classes.

  • Serve as a catalog of local artists and galleries.

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Coastal Glimpses
Call for Submissions

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The Coastal Interpretive Center (Center) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to educate about the natural and cultural history of the Washington Coast and inspire the joy and wonder of nature. The Center and the Associated Arts of Ocean Shores (AAOS) have partnered to produce an art exhibit entitled “King Tides and Winter Storms” which will be on display at the Center from February 3rd to April 28th, 2024.

The Center and AAOS are seeking artwork inspired by the king tides and winter storms that occur on Washington’s coast. We define the Washington Coast as extending northward from the Columbia River to Cape Flattery and eastward from the continental shelf to the watersheds draining into the Pacific Ocean.
To submit your work for consideration, please contact Laura Caldwell at by January 11th, 2024 with a photograph and description of your artwork including materials, dimensions, year created, and title (if applicable). All mediums of visual art will be considered and artists may submit multiple works for consideration.
If selected, artists must be able to deliver their work to the Center between January 18th and 25th for installation. Please have all accepted wall-hanging works ready to hang with picture wire on the back. Your artwork may be featured in promotions for the exhibit.
The Center is unable to sell your work on your behalf. If selected, the Center will retain your work for the duration of the exhibit, but sales may be conducted at your discretion.
AAOS will be providing prizes as follows:
1st place $250
2nd place $150
3rd place $50
Winning artists will also have their work featured on postcards produced by AAOS. Judging will be done by a panel of three judges including the Center director or designee, the AAOS president or designee, a member of the art community selected by the AAOS board. 
Artists are encouraged, but not required, to be members of AAOS. For more information, please visit

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