Call for Artists!

Embracing the Journey

Art Journey Studio & Gallery is excited to announce an open call for local artists ​for our first exhibition, "Embracing the Journey."

We invite artists to submit their work that reflects the theme of personal and ​artistic journeys. This theme celebrates the paths we take, the growth we ​experience, and the discoveries we make along the way.

Exhibition Details:

  • Submission Deadline: Aug. 21, 2024
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists aged 18 and over .
  • Media Accepted: Paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, mixed media.
  • Submission Limit: Up to 3 pieces per artist.
  • Exhibition Dates: Sept 2 - Nov. 29
  • At Art Journey Studio & Gallery, Downtown Olympia, WA

Required information:

  • Artist’s name and contact information
  • Artist’s statement or bio (max 200 words)
  • Titles, dimensions, and medium of each work submitted
  • A photo of the finished art, or similar work
  • Pricing information

Selection Process:

  • Selection Criteria: Originality, adherence to theme, technical skill.
  • Notification: Artists will be notified of the results by Aug. 23th

Details for Selected Artists:

  • Delivery of Artworks: Deliver selected works by Aug. 26th. Instructions will be ​provided upon selection.
  • Sales and Commission: A 20% commission will be taken on all sales.
  • Promotion: The exhibition will be promoted through various channels, including social ​media, local media, and the gallery website.
  • Reception/Event: Opening reception on Sept 19, from 5PM to 8PM

Legal Information:

  • Rights and Usage: Submitted images may be used for promotional purposes.
  • Insurance and Liability: Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit ​and the exhibition.
  • Agreement: Submission constitutes acceptance of all terms and conditions.
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Laura Lee Shearer - Artist

Art Journey - Studio & Gallery

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Laura Lee Shearer

Laura is a professional artist focusing on portraits, pets, and landscapes in oil on linen and urban art done in acrylic.

"I am on an art journey to explore all the joy and pain this world has to offer through words, color, composition, and brushstrokes."

About me

Laura Lee Shearer

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I returned to art after a long career as a middle school teacher and then a business owner. I picked up a paintbrush and loved how the color danced on the canvas as it listened to my soul.

But one can only get so far without the help and knowledge of others. I took lessons from wherever I could find them: the community art center, books, online tutorials, art studios, galleries, and Gage Academy of Art.

I sought out inspiration in some amazing places. Learning so much about light, value, composition, and art in general: but even more about myself.

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"I create my work from reference photos and video clips, in plein air, and live models."

Urban Art Design

Custom design of murals for interior and exterior surfaces.

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Blog Posts

Reflective writings about life, love, challenges, and triumphs, no matter how small or monumental - on Medium



Life is a cup that is filled with things that make us whole: love, friends, laughter, a great story, moments of joy, a sense of connection. Our cup can be depleted and leave us feeling empty. This is my attempt to help fill your cup with a few delightful tidbits.

Charities and Donations

Art does the world good. I'm spreading as much as I can.

These are some of my contributions and the groups I am proud to support.


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