Here’s how it works:

• Prepare up to six 6 x 6-inch works of art on a provided board for display and sale during the month of October. They can be of similar or different themes and will be displayed with other local artists’ creations in our downtown gallery and a neighboring location. Only 600 boards will be prepared and available from PtSA at cost ($2 each, cash or check).

• Each piece of art will be for sale for $40 (50% going toward the PTSA fundraiser and 50% going to the artist. An artist may choose to donate their part of the proceeds).

• This is a cash and carry event. Buyers take home the art the moment it is purchased.

• Volunteer curators will display as many pieces as possible on the available wallspace. PtSA cannot guarantee the sale of your art.

PORT TOWNSEND SCHOOL OF THE ARTS is a 501-C)3 non-profit organization located at Fort Worden State Park. Over the past 3 years we have employed over 80 artists and engaged over 1,800 students in our mission to bring out the artist in all of us. We are committed to quality programing and fulfilling teaching opportunities for artists.

ABOUT OUR NAMESAKE: Sherry Grover was passionate about art, artists and the business of art. She loved learning and teaching and developed a program called Art Sparks to empower artists to take charge of their careers by becoming better business people. Her cutting-edge approach touched the lives of many artists over the years and can be linked to several local success stories. This show is a tribute to Sherry’s contribution to our vibrant arts community.

Port Townsend School of the Arts

Phone: 360.344.4479 |

PtSA Downtown: 236 Taylor Street  across from the Rose Theatre

Call to artists

Sherry grover art sparks

A remarkable community event returns!

Boards available July 15-19. Exhibit Opens October 6.

PLEASE JOIN US for one of the largest showcases of talent in the area. Make and sell your art while raising awareness and funds for Port Townsend School of the Arts (PtSA). Local artists of all media— watercolor, oil, acrylics, photography & mixed media—are encouraged to participate by creating a 6x6-inch work of art on a board available from PtSA. Each will be sold for $40 and the proceeds split with the artist. To register, simply email the number of boards you want to

Important Dates

July19: Last day to register at 

July 15-19, 12-3: Pick up boards (6 max) at PtSA Downtown, 236 Taylor Street and fill out contract. 

Sept. 1: Last day to send images to:

Sept 9-13, 12-3: Deliver artwork to PtSA Downtown, 236 Taylor Street, titled & signed on the back only.

Friday Oct. 4: Invitational VIP Premier Party

Saturday Oct. 5: Gallery Walk viewing only, no sales

Sunday Oct. 6, noon: Opening Day!

Sunday Oct. 27, 5 pm, show closes. 

Monday Oct. 28-Oct. 30, 12-4 pm, artists pick up unsold pieces at 236 Taylor.

Artists’ payment checks mailed by end of Nov.

Many thanks to our 2019 Art Sparks Sponsor: Edensaw Woods!