2019 West Coast Biennial

at Turtle Bay Exploration Park


Turtle Bay Exploration Park will be opening its fifth West Coast Biennial Art Competition and Exhibition on January 25, 2019, in conjunction with Redding’s Cultural Cruise.

The competition event begins at 3 p.m. with a special presentation by this year’s juror, artist and curator Carrie Lederer. Exhibitions open at 4 p.m. and prizes will be awarded at 6 p.m. Admission to this special event is free.

West Coast Biennial features original art from west coast artists living in California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. The exhibition provides a forum for both established and emerging artists working on the west coast in a diversity of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

“Many local talents are featured this year, in our fifth Biennial”, says Julia Cronin, Curator of Collections & Exhibits at Turtle Bay. “Guests will have an opportunity to meet and be inspired by some of the artists behind the work and to vote for their favorite piece.”

Those attending the opening will also be able to preview Turtle Bay’s newest exhibition, Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science, as well as the Famous Artists Student Art Show: Contemporary Shapes and Colors, which features pieces by local students in grades K-8.

The West Coast Biennial Art Competition and Exhibition is supported by Kathleen & Bill Evanhoe and submissions will be on display at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park Museum through April 28, 2019. Admission to this exhibition is free for members/ included with Park admission.