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Artists Calls

Calls for Artists

Artists, fight extinction through your creativity.  Find your next activist art opportunity with Northwest Artists Against Extinction below. Unless otherwise specified, the calls are open to all artists.  Thank you for applying your talents to inspire a more sustainable world. 


No current calls.  Please check back as we will be adding more Artists Calls in the coming months.

Carrie Ziegler Whale

Past Calls for Artists

April 22nd through June 2024
NWAAE Poster Competition 2024

Inspire change through art!  Northwest Artists Against Extinction and Save Our wild Salmon Coalition announce the opening of the 2024 Poster Competition.  

Open to all artist and all mediums (digital image submission). Create something stunning and get it to us by Earth Day (April 22), 2024.   Share the opportunity widely. 

Winning designs for the NW Artists Against Extinction will receive cash prizes and SOS/NWAAE amplification of artists and artwork.

We want to get your work seen!


April 22, 2024 - Artwork Submission Deadline (Earth Day)
Mid-May, 2024 - Winners Announced for each category
Early June, 2024 - Posters printed

Artwork Categories:  choose a category/ies when submitting artwork

  • Salmon and orca (both species or either one)
  • Web of life / Ecosystems
  • Advocacy & collective action
  • Emerging art activists (under 18)
  • Vote our planet

Learn all the details and submit your artwork on our 2024 NWAAE Poster Competition page:



March 6th - April 15th
Honor: People and Salmon

Kittredge Gallery
Attn: Peter Stanley
1500 N. Warner St. # 1072
Tacoma, WA 98416-1072
T: 253.879.3701


 Honor: People and Salmon will be shown in the Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound. 

  • The exhibit will open on March 6th and run through April 15th
  • The gallery will close on March 11-19 for the University’s spring break. 
  • Questions can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Northwest Artists Against Extinction and Save Our wild Salmon Coalition will present Honor: People and Salmon, an exhibit of works by artists and advocates who create to evoke support in the fight against the extinction of keystone species, specifically wild salmon and resident orcas, and of all people who rely on these species.

Salmon are crucial to the cultures and economies of Northwest Tribes and an essential food source for critically endangered Southern Resident orcas. Healthy salmon populations deliver irreplaceable benefits to the peoples and places of this region. NWAAE brings artists together to inspire change in perspective and policy that honors past, present, and future generations in the stewardship of these shared lands and waters.


September 2022
Artwork Submission: Notecards 2022

NWAAE and Save Our wild Salmon are creating printed 5'x7" notecards as a thank you gift to supporters of SOS and NWAAE.  We are asking artists to submit artwork to be printed on these cards.


Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM, September 28, 2022

Medium: Notecard Artwork (digital submission)

Image file specifications:

Artwork files will be printed on 5"x7" stock at 300 ppi/dpi (1500 x 2100px).

Images should be 2100 pixels on the longest side.  If artwork is submitted that falls outside the 5:7 ratio, NWAAE reserves the right to modify or crop artwork to best fit a 5”x7” printed space. 

Landscape and Portrait format are both welcome; cards will be designed in both orientations.

File formats accepted:  JPEG, PNG, or TIFF

Final Selection: Artists whose artwork has been selected for the notecard project will be notified by email within a few weeks after the submission deadline.

Multiple Submissions: If you have more than one piece of art to send us, just reload this page and submit the form again for each additional piece.

Submission Method: We have created a form for artwork submission.  Click the button below to access the submission page.

If you have any questions, you may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This call for art is requested as a donation to NWAAE and Save Our Wild Salmon. Notecards are being created primarily as a thank you gift to supporters of SOS and NWAAE. If notecards are sold any proceeds will be donated to Save Our Wild Salmon.

Thank you for your participation in this great cause!


August 2022
Spokane Mural RFP—Northwest Artists Against Extinction

NWAAE is a creative collaboration with artists who value healthy rivers and salmon abundance, and our partnership is engaging the public in a new way around the campaign to restore the Snake River and its endangered Salmon, and the many ecological and community benefits they bring to our region.

SOS is launching NWAAE efforts in Spokane, and as a first step- seeking proposals for a mural in Spokane that incorporates these benefits, values, and challenges into an engaging, uplifting design.

The scope of work includes developing a design in partnership with SOS, and painting a 10x10 mural in Spokane highlighting the purpose and values of the campaign to restore the lower Snake River and recover imperiled salmon.