Clark County Arts Commission
Serving Clark County Since 2010


From left, Arts Commissioners Rebecca Anstine (Clark County Education) and Janice Ferguson (Washougal) in Sixth Floor Gallery

The Clark County Arts Commission (CCAC) is the first public board in the history of Clark County that is comprised of representatives from across the county working towards the promotion and advancement of the Arts in our region. Authorized by a unanimous vote of the Clark County Commissioners, the resolution creating the board was signed in May of 2010. The first board was appointed in September of 2010, with commissioners serving two, three and four year terms initially, with alternating four year terms the eventual goal. The CCAC is developing policy and has a strategic plan for the Arts in both public and private venues. Comments and suggestions from the public are solicited and appreciated and community volunteers are always in demand.

The public is encouraged to attend our public board meetings which include a period for public comment and suggestions at the beginning and end of the meetings. Please email Patricia LaCroix, Chair, at for more information. You will find the meeting schedule here.


                     ... a public art exhibition space

Commissioner Anstine is the contact for the Public Art Committee, which is in charge of the public exhibition space, the Sixth Floor Gallery.  The Gallery was developed through the cooperation of private donations and public in-kind help and is managed by volunteers.

Rebecca and the public art committee are always in the process of organizing new public exhibits, so feel free to email her for information on the next Call-To-Artists if there is not an open post below.

Rebecca's email is:

Gallery inquiries, art purchase requests and submissions should be directed to:


Announcing a Call-for-Art:   Art Mirrors Life Exhibit

The Clark county Arts Commission seeks submissions of two-dimensional art for jurying.

Artists interested in being considered are requested to email the following to :
  • 3 to 4 Images of the artist's work in digital file image format
  • A brief artists's statement, approximately 50 words, describing how the artist's work relates to the theme, "Art Mirrors Life".
  • A description of the pieces including the title, dimensions, media and price
Deadline for submissions:                  September 12th, 2013
Acceptance notices sent:                   September 16th, 2013
Artwork delivery by artist on:            October 1st, 2013
Exhibit runs:                                          October to December 2013

Additional information:
  • The theme can be narrowed by examining the effect of cultural background, place of residence, or      influence of individuals.
  • Artwork promoting religious or political idealogy will not be considered.
  • Religious or political imagery is acceptable only as related to cultural background. 
  • Content must contain no nudity
  • Artists must live in Clark County, Washington
  • Artists must exhibit a minimum of six (6) pieces.
  • All artwork must be framed, ready for hanging with wire on the back
  • Participating artists must agree to pay the Clark County Arts Commission a 25% commission should their work sell.
Interested artists should email 3-4 JPEG images, artist's statement and a description of the pieces by September 12th to: 
All images will be reviewed that are received by the September 12th deadline. Questions can be directed through the gallery email above.

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               This exhibit will close on September 31st, 2013 with de-installation on October 1st, 2013.

"Clark County:  Living the Good Life"

The work of three artists will be showcased in the exhibit Clark County: Living the Good Life, which opens Friday, July 5, in the sixth-floor gallery of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception during First Friday Art Walk. It will be 5-7:30 p.m. on the center’s sixth-floor.

The show will remain through September, and can be viewed during the center’s regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

The artists are:

  • Marilyn Hocking, whose pastels are of rural scenes, primarily in Ridgefield.
  • Jon Brittingham, whose serigraphs depict activity on and around local waters.
  • Sally Sellers, who uses textile media to create abstract designs from urban architecture.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Clark County Arts Commission.

This opportunity is now closed. 


"Clark County: Living the Good Life" has been endorsed by the County Commissioners as the theme for a new three-month show to open in July. Two-dimensional work spotlighting the most livable aspects of the area are needed for the Sixth Floor Gallery at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street. Artists are invited to send ideas for jurying. All two dimensional media and all styles of representation are accepted.
* Residence in Clark County
* Work framed for hanging on a cable system with a wire (slightly slack)
* Broad-themed interpretation of subject matter with no nudity, political, or religious content
* Sales prices to include sales tax (artist assumes responsibility to pay local, state agencies) 
* Agreement to remit 25% of sales price to Arts of Clark County to help defray gallery expenses
* Send up to 4 JPEG images with titles, dimensions, media, and prices or insurance values

Deadlines/Dates to remember:
* Submission deadline - May 30th
* Notification of acceptance - June 7th
* Delivery/installation - July 2nd
* Opening Reception - July 5th
* Deinstallation/Pick-up - October 1st


This group show titled "Seniors"
 can be viewed 
at the Sixth Floor Gallery in the county Service Center at 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver, WA 98660 and will be showing April through June 2013.

Artist Guidelines were:
Restricted to artists over 55 yrs. old
Artist must reside  in Clark County
Two dimensional work, framed with a wire for hanging
Broad subject matter with no nudity, political, or religious content
25% commission retained for  gallery operational expenses
Four JPEG images with title, size, media, price or insurance value were submitted for jurying 
Deadline was January 28th, 2013

Entries were juried and participants notified by February 2nd. 
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