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!

Art at K-12 Schools

Art at the Washington State Auditor’s Office

Art in Central Washington

Art in Northeastern Washington

Art is Our Classroom, by artist Elisheba Johnson

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

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Comparing Pairs, by Mayumi Tsutakawa

Autumn Scenes

Award Winning Projects


Beyond Blue Mountains: Artworks by Native American Artists

Big and Tall

Bill Colby 1927-2019: In Remembrance

Bird is a Verb

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

Blue Thesis: Abstraction and the Northwest Landscape

Bridges: Inspiring Structures


CATS: The Web Exhibition

Celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Dolores Huerta Day

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Our 40th (in 2014)

Central Washington Artists: Highlighting Artists with Connections to Central Washington

Central Washington: Highlighting Artworks Located in Legislative District 13

Contemporary Native American Artists (Art at the UW Gallagher Law Library)


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

Dick and Jane's Spot


Earth Day: Woven To Place

Exploring Identity: The Kane Hall Collection at UW


Father and Son: Selections by Robert Wilson and Rainn Wilson

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


Harold Balazs 1928-2017: In Remembrance

Here’s Looking at You Kid, by Rebecca Redshaw

Human Rights Month: Forward Together


Identity Within and Outside of Us

International Women's Day: Selections by Karen Hanan


Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown series

James Luna 1950-2018: In Remembrance

Jazz, Uniquely American


Landscapes and Portraits of Washington


Marvin Oliver 1946-2019: In Remembrance

Mary Randlett 1924-2019: In Remembrance

Metals, All the Metals

Mosaic Artworks

Mount St. Helens: Mountain and Muse

Mountains of the PNW: the Cascades

Music and Art are the Guiding Lights

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

Mystical Language


Native American Artists

New Art Acquisitions: July 2016 to June 2017

New Art Acquisitions: July 2017 to June 2018

New Art Acquisitions: July 2018 to June 2019

New Art Acquisitions: July 2019 to June 2020

New Art Acquisitions: July 2020 to the present


On Motherhood

Oregon: The Muse

Outdoor Sculpture


Palouse Spirits

Peninsula College Public Art Tour, Port Angeles

Pet Appreciation Week

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

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

Poetry Month: April

Portraits of Powerful Gals: Happy Galentine's Day

Public Artist Roster: Recent Artworks


Reimagining the Future Through the Past, by artist Tara Tamaribuchi

Rural Inspiration


Salish Coast Elementary Curated Collection

Seattle, the Emerald City

Site-Specific Artworks

Skagit Valley by Miguel Guillén

Story House: Select Works by Women Artists of Color


Textiles and Fiber Art

The i in team, by artist Chris Spadafore

The Only Antidote

To Consider: Adams

Total Eclipse of the Art

Tsutakawa Family


Ursa Major: Bear-Inspired Art


Visual Arts Learning: Assemblage Art

Visual Arts Learning: Landscape

Visual Arts Learning: Portraits

Visual Arts Learning: Repetition and Pattern

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


WA Legislative District 47 Highlights: Auburn, Covington, Kent

WA Legislative District 47: Auburn, Covington, Kent

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

Ways of Seeing by Valerie Peterman

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, by First Lady Trudi Inslee

Worth a Thousand Words


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

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

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

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