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City’s BaseCamp exhibit returns to the fair

The city of Enumclaw’s 16th annual juried art exhibit, BaseCamp, returns to the King County Fair.

The exhibit opens July 16 and runs through July 18 at the Enumclaw Expo Center and a special section for children’s art-making will also be featured. An opening event is scheduled for July 15 at the site. This will be a family event open to the public.

BaseCamp will feature two- and three-dimensional work by artists who submitted photographs or slides of their work for consideration. This year’s juror is Esther Luttikhuizen, the collections curator for the King County Public Art Collection. Luttikhuizen holds an master’s degree in fine art in studio art from the University of Washington School of Art. She also holds a bachelor of arts in studio art from Hope College in Holland, Mich. Luttikhuizen will review images for acceptance in the exhibit and will select award winners.

The prospectus is now available electronically upon request to: It also is posted on the city Web site at

Entrants will be competing for awards as follows:

• Puget Sound Energy First Place Purchase Award – $1,000 (artwork selected for this award becomes the property of the city of Enumclaw.)

• Second Place, $600

• Third Place, $400

• Arts Alive! Iris McLaughlin Memorial Award, $500

• Arts Alive! Local Artist Award, $500

• People’s Choice Award (the amount of the award is based on visitor donations.)

This year’s exhibition is funded by Puget Sound Energy, Arts Alive!, city of Enumclaw, 4Culture, and Mt. Rainier National Bank.

For information, call the city at 360-802-0239.

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