Welcome to the Evergreen Association of Fine Arts (formerly known as Eastside Association of Fine Arts). We invite you to explore our website and learn about membership, our shows and exhibitions, the Public Art Program, the EAFA Gallery at the Seattle Design Center, and of course, our monthly General Meetings.

Critique Meet Program

Our new program, Critique Meet, is off to a great start. It's held during our refreshment break at each of our General Meetings. We review art work in an objective manner, and provide constructive comments from which we can all benefit. ...

Read more: Critique Meet Program



New Flashes for January 2015

Here are some quick notes until we do a full website update:
Call to Artists:

The Evergreen Association of Fine Arts is now accepting submissions for the 2015 EAFA Open Abstract Show at the  EAFA Gallery in the Seattle Design Center, Suite P292, 5701 Sixth Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98108. The show will run from March 2 – May 1, 2015. Artists can submit between 1 - 3 pieces of art via the CaFE entry system by the entry deadline of Feb. 9, 2015. Please log on to the EAFA website www.eafa.organd look under shows and events for a link to the CaFE entry system or go to https://www.callforentry.org/.

For questions, contact show chair, Heather Pasqualino Weirich 267-577-7444 or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Northwest Watercolor Society  is accepting submissions for their 75th Annual International Open Exhibition  to be held at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, Washington 98101from July 1 – September 30, 2015.

Extended Entry deadline, March 7, 2015     ,6 pm

In honor of their 75th year, NWWS will host a convention July 10 - 12, 2015.

Go to www.nwws.orgfor a copy of the prospectus and details about the convention as well as signups for workshops from Judy Morris and Alvaro Castagnet from July 6 - 10, 2015.


We have a very nice art exhibit at the Covenant Shores Retirement Community in Mercer Island. It is in their Lighthouse Gallery and will run until April 3rd. This was a backup location on somewhat short notice so is a volunteer show.


Our member's exhibit at the Seattle Design Center looks great and is on display until February 27th.

Member's of VALA, Venues for Local Artists, spoke at our January general meeting about their programs and opportunities, and how we can work together to enhance both group's programs. www.valaeastside.org is their website for more information.

Our February general meeting speaker is Mitch Albala, a local artist and teacher at Gage Academy, who will talk about Notan, or black and white studies to improve composition.

We are starting a project to redesign our website to a new platform. This effort is being led by Donna Kay and we're hoping this results in an easier to maintain site and simpler updates and management.  

We've had a few issues on membership renewal dates but renewals should be able to be processed so go ahead and renew and we'll work on the date issue to fix it in the meantime.  























Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 09:36

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Volunteer at the EAFA Gallery

You can sign up online to work a shift at the EAFA Gallery! Here's how:

  1. Go to www.gmail.com
  2. Sign in with the username: eafaexhibits and password: seattledc1
  3. Click 'Calendar' on the black bar at the top of the page to see the current work shift assignments.
  4. Click on a time/date and 'Create Event' to sign up for a shift.

Contact Joy Hagen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information or if you need help.


EAFA Public Art Program

For Your Information

Monthly General Meetings Sept - May
Thu Feb 19, 2015 @10:00AM - 12:00PM

EAFA Monthly General Meetings present speakers and demonstrations for you education and information. Non-members welcomed to check us out. 

Contact EAFA

Stan Chraminski

Newsletter Editor
Carol Smasal

For Information:

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P.O. Box 50446
Bellevue, WA

EAFA Gallery Contacts

Enter your painting at the EAFA General Meetings for prizes from Daniel Smith!


Top News

Upcoming EAFA Speakers:

  • January 15, 2015, VALA Presentation (Venues for Artists in Local Area) Redmond
  • February 19, Mitch Albala, Understanding Composition through Shape and Notan
  • March 19, Dianna Shyne, Acrylics demo
  • April 16, Bev Jozniak, Watercolor demo
  • May 21, Dan Cautrell, Linoleum Painting with multi colored application- demo 

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