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Common Ground: The Art of Balance and Contrast

April 27 - June 10

Common Ground: The Art of Balance and Contrast

Ryan Law
Space Between Us

We live in a time when conflict seems inevitable and achieving balance seems unlikely, from the smallest aspects of life to issues of major significance. It is challenging to have open dialogue if we assume society is polarized beyond return. Has it always been this way? Are our differences as deep as we imagine? How will we make the world a better place if we don’t work to find common ground? How can art-making help us and heal us as we engage in the process?

Collaborative works between artists who may work in different media are encouraged for this exhibition.  A monetary prize will be awarded for Best Collaborative Work.

This exhibition call is inspired by Winter Fishtrap’s theme “Can We Talk?” It is our hope to add the voices of visual artists to the dialogue initiated by Winter Fishtrap 2024.

Kristin Becker

Curated & Judged by Kristin Becker

Kristin Becker is an artist, teacher and mother living in Moscow, ID. Kristin is the Curator of Education and Programs at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University in Pullman, a job which seems to combine all her skills. Kristin also taught graphic design and web design in WSU’s Digital Technology and Culture program from 2010-2021, where she was passionate about integrating her art background into her courses. Kristin holds an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University and a BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been exhibited at galleries throughout the United States as well as at the International Print Center New York. Her most substantial creative challenge is raising two young children, which she attempts with her wonderful husband Devin.


1st Place: $200

2nd Place: $150

3rd Place: $100

Best Collaboration: $100

Best Young Artist: $50

People’s Choice: $50


April 27
June 10
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Cheryl Coughlan


Josephy Center for Arts & Culture
403 N Main St
Joseph, OR 97846 United States
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