Web Exhibitions

Help us create Web Exhibitions! We hope to have a variety of Washingtonians curate web exhibitions to show different perspectives of the State Art Collection.

All you need to do is explore My Public Art Portal, make a list of artworks you’d like to see together, and email us the list (collections@arts.wa.gov). With a few days’ notice, we can put together a web exhibition for you to use as a teaching tool or simply as a fun virtual exhibition.

Our web exhibitions showcase different segments of the collection: by themes such as cats, Earth Day or music; by different regions in Washington; inspired by topics such as the Chinese Lunar New Year or popular culture (Twin Peaks); new art from the past year; by art materials; and much more.

We also have Artwork Lesson Plans related to specific artworks, for a variety of ages. Look under A for Artwork Lesson Plans and under V for Visual Arts Learning.

TIP: Use CTRL + F to search for keywords on this page.


Animals Around Us

Apples: Eureka!

Arbitrary Borders: Works by Artists of Color in Washington’s State Art Collection at WWU

Architecturally Integrated Commissions

Art at K-12 Schools

Art at the Washington State Auditor’s Office

Art by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander American Artists

Art by Hispanic and Latinx Artists

Art by Indigenous Artists

Art in Central Washington

Art in Northeastern Washington

Art is Our Classroom, curated by artist Elisheba Johnson

Artists of Central Washington

Artists of Eastern Washington

Arts Education: Celebrating All Arts Disciplines

Arts Education: Visual Arts Elements

Artwork Lesson Plan 1 | Thinking Big, Thinking Small (Grades K-2)

Artwork Lesson Plan 2 | Real or Imagined (Grades 3-5)

Artwork Lesson Plan 3 | Artistic Choices (Grades 6-8)

Artwork Lesson Plan 4 | Creating Public Art (Grades 9-12)

Artwork Lesson Plans

Autumn Scenes

Award Winning Projects


Beyond Blue Mountains: Artworks by Native American Artists

Beyond the Canvas: The Science Within Art, curated by Kayli Wong

Big and Tall

Bill Colby 1927-2019: In Remembrance

Bird is a Verb

Birds: Flocks, Gaggles, Murders, Parliaments... the Whole Gang

Black Past/Present

Blue Thesis: Abstraction and the Northwest Landscape

Bridges: Inspiring Structures


Capitol Campus Child Care Center curated collection at Maple Park in Olympia, curated by Renee Adams

CATS: The Web Exhibition

Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrating Black History Month (February)

Celebrating Dolores Huerta Day (April 10th)

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15)

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month (November)

Central Washington Artists: Highlighting Artists with Connections to Central Washington

Central Washington: Highlighting Artworks Located in Legislative District 13

Collage and Assemblage

Collection Care Highlights from Fiscal Year 2020

Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids

Community Engaged Commissions

Comparing Pairs, curated by Mayumi Tsutakawa for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Contemporary Native American Artists: Art at the UW Gallagher Law Library

Curated Collections (2020-2024)


Deep Dive Continued: Fragile Ecology of the Salish Sea (with the San Juan Islands Museum)

Dick and Jane's Spot

Dick Elliott: Painting with Light

DOGS: The Web Exhibition

Dune, Frank Herbert, and WA State


Earth Day: Woven To Place

Eastern State Hospital Curated Collection in Puyallup, curated by Karen Mobley, 2023

Elk Ridge Elementary Curated Collection in Buckley, curated by David Francis, 2023

Exploring Identity: The Kane Hall Collection at UW


Father and Son: Selections by Robert Wilson and Rainn Wilson

Federal Way Public Schools Curated Collections, curated by Asia Tail, 2024

Ferndale High School Curated Collection in Whatcom County, curated by Tami Landis, 2023

Fiber Art and Textiles

Fishing: The Art of Angling

Foothills Elementary Curated Collection in Buckley, curated by Erin Dengerink, 2021

Forestry vs. Logging

Full Circle: Selections from the Field


Glass Art and the Pacific Northwest

Globalization and Immigration: Selections by UW Art Librarian Angela Weaver

Governor's Arts and Heritage Award Past Honorees

Green Hill Academic School Library Collection in Chehalis


Harold Balazs 1928-2017: In Remembrance

Harriet Rowley Elementary Curated Collection in Mount Vernon, curated by Kathleen Garrett, 2020

Heavy Metal

Here’s Looking at You Kid, Selections by Rebecca Redshaw

Horses, Kenergy, and the Patriarchy

Human Rights Month: Forward Together


I Dwell In Possibility: Artworks Selected by Tod Marshall, WA State Poet Laureate 2016-18

Identity Within and Outside of Us

In Remembrance 2022

In Remembrance 2023

International Women's Day: Selections by Karen Hanan


Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown series

Jazz, Uniquely American


Kamiak Elementary Curated Collection in Pullman, curated by RYAN! Feddersen, 2021

Kessler Center Curated Collection in Puyallup, curated by Lucile Chich, 2023


Land of Dreams, curated by Jasmine Mahmoud

Landscapes and Portraits of Washington

Library Time, March 24th


Madrona Poetry Project: "Art in a Public Voice" – An Ekphrastic Poetry Collection

Maps in Art

Marvin Oliver 1946-2019: In Remembrance

Mary Randlett 1924-2019: In Remembrance

Mask Up

Military Locations and Public Art

Monsters and Messengers

Mosaic Artworks

Mount St. Helens: Mountain and Muse

Mountains of the PNW: the Cascades

Multiples: The Sciences and Art Collection

Music and Art are the Guiding Lights

My Mom Made Me Do This: Lilie's Exhibition of Color and Shapes

Mystical Language


New and Native

New Art: Back to School

New Art: Colleges

New Art: July 2016 to June 2017

New Art: July 2017 to June 2018

New Art: July 2018 to June 2019

New Art: July 2019 to June 2020

New Art: July 2020 to June 2021

New Art: July 2021 to June 2022

New Art: July 2022 to June 2023

New Art: July 2023 to the present

North Hill Elementary Curated Collection in Des Moines, curated by Asia Tail, 2021


Oregon: The Muse

Outdoor Sculpture


Painted Mural Commissions

Palouse Spirits

Peninsula College Public Art Tour, Port Angeles

Pet Appreciation Week


Pioneer Elementary Curated Collection in Shelton, curated by Dawna Holloway, 2021

Poetic Routes: Selections by Claudia Castro Luna, WA State Poet Laureate 2018-21

Poetry Month: April

Portraits of Powerful Gals: Happy Galentine's Day

Prints and Printmaking


Queer Feelings: A Pride Exhibition

Quilts and Sewing


Radical Tradition: Native American and Women Artists

Reimagining the Future Through the Past, curated by artist Tara Tamaribuchi

Ridgeview Elementary Curated Collection in Yakima, curated by Cozette Phillips, 2021

Rural Inspiration, Selections by Jerri Honeyford


Salish Coast Elementary Curated Collection in Port Townsend, curated by Lele Barnett, 2020

Seattle, The Emerald City

Simcoe Elementary Curated Collection in Wapato, curated by Philippe Hyojung Kim, 2021

Site-Responsive Commissions

Site-Specific Artworks

Skagit Valley, Selections by Miguel Guillén

Still Lifes

Stone in Art

Story House: Select Works by Women Artists of Color

Symbols and Patterns from the African Diaspora, curated by Adetola Abatan


Tapteal Elementary School Mosaic by Melissa Singh Cole, in West Richland

The i in team, curated by artist Chris Spadafore

The Only Antidote

The Only Antidote (K-12)

The Only Antidote (Part II)

The Only Antidote (SCC)

Total Eclipse of the Art

Trees Among Us


Untitled Artworks

Ursa Major: Bear-Inspired Art

UW Medical Center Northwest Curated Collection in Seattle, curated by Dawna Holloway, 2024


Veterans and Artists

Veterans and Washington's Coastal Scenery

Virginia Grainger Elementary Curated Collection in Okanogan, curated by Karen Mobley, 2021

Visual Arts Learning: Assemblage Art

Visual Arts Learning: Landscape

Visual Arts Learning: Portraits

Visual Arts Learning: Repetition and Pattern

Visual Stories: Journeys Home, curated by artist Carina A. del Rosario


WA State School for the Blind Curated Collection in Vancouver, curated by Gregg Schlanger, 2023

Walla Walla Community College Curated Collection, curated by Renee Adams, 2023

Walla Walla Foundry and Mark Anderson: Made in Washington

Washington Connections

Washington Routes

Washington State Artists

Washington State University Cougar Public Art Tour in Pullman

Water Flows Among Us, curated by Yiyao (Yolanda) Jiang

Watercolor World Month: July

Ways of Seeing, curated by Valerie Peterman

We Tell Ourselves Stories, curated by Catherine Nueva España

Who We Are: Autobiographies in Art Collection

Winter Landscape in the Pacific Northwest

Winter Solstice: Selections by Leslie Pope

Women Artists

Women Artists of Washington

Wonderful and Strange: Twin Peaks and the Pacific Northwest

Wonders of Washington, Selections by First Lady Trudi Inslee

Worth a Thousand Words


Year of the Dog: Happy Chinese Lunar New Year (2018)

Year of the Dragon: Happy Chinese Lunar New Year (2024)

Year of the Ox: Happy Chinese Lunar New Year (2021)

Year of the Pig: Happy Chinese Lunar New Year (2019)

Year of the Rabbit: Happy Chinese Lunar New Year (2023)

Year of the Rat: Happy Chinese Lunar New Year (2020)

Year of the Rooster: Happy Chinese Lunar New Year (2017)

Year of the Tiger: Happy Chinese Lunar New Year (2022)

Year One