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!

Architecturally Integrated Commissions

Art at K-12 Schools

Art at the Washington State Auditor’s Office

Art by Indigenous Artists

Art is Our Classroom, curated 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

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

Black Past/Present

Blue Thesis: Abstraction and the Northwest Landscape

Bridges: Inspiring Structures


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

CATS: The Web Exhibition

Celebrating Asian American 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

Collage and Assemblage

Collection Care Highlights from Fiscal Year 2020

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


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

Dick and Jane's Spot

DOGS: The Web Exhibition


Earth Day: Woven To Place

Exploring Identity: The Kane Hall Collection at UW

Exterior Public Art by Indigenous Artists



Father and Son: Selections by Robert Wilson and Rainn Wilson

Fishing: The Art of Angling

Foothills Elementary Curated Collection in Buckley, curated by Erin Dengerink

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


Harold Balazs 1928-2017: In Remembrance

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

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

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

Indigenous Artists

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


Land of Dreams, curated by Jasmine Mahmoud

Landscapes and Portraits of Washington



Maps in Art

Marvin Oliver 1946-2019: In Remembrance

Mary Randlett 1924-2019: In Remembrance

Mask Up

Metals, All the Metals

Military Locations

Monsters and Messengers

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


New and Native

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 June 2021

New Art Acquisitions: July 2021 to the present

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


Oregon: The Muse

Outdoor Sculpture


Palouse Spirits

Peninsula College Public Art Tour, Port Angeles

Pet Appreciation Week


Pioneer Elementary Curated Collection in Shelton, curated by Dawna Holloway

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


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

Rural Inspiration, Selections by Jerri Honeyford


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

Seattle, the Emerald City

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

Site Responsive Commissions

Site-Specific Artworks

Skagit Valley, Selections by Miguel Guillén

Stone in Art

Story House: Select Works by Women Artists of Color

Symbols and Patterns, curated by Adetola Abatan


Textiles and Fiber Art

The i in team, curated by artist Chris Spadafore

The Only Antidote

The Only Antidote (Part II)

Total Eclipse of the Art

Trees Among Us

Tsutakawa Family


Untitled Artworks

Ursa Major: Bear-Inspired Art


Veterans and Artists

Veterans and Washington's Coastal Scenery

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

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


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, curated by Valerie Peterman

We Tell Ourselves Stories, curated by Catherine Nueva España

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 Ox: Happy Chinese Lunar New Year (2021)

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)