EmergEAST Finalist Exhibition

 June 1 – July 1, 2023

Founded in 2018, Gallery 110’s Emerging Artist Program provides visual artists exhibition opportunities, subsidized gallery membership and other resources to help grow their art career. With this year’s launch of the Emerging Artist Program, titled EmergEAST, eligible applicants were those emerging visual artists who live in Eastern Washington without significant solo exhibitions and/or gallery representation. Gallery 110 sought to support artists from predominantly rural regions in WA who are not afforded similar access and opportunities to connect with larger audiences in metro areas. 

Fifteen artists from east of the Cascade Mountains were selected as semi-finalists by jurors Rosie Saldana, Artistic Director at Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton, WA, Christie Tirado, Artist/Educator, Yakima, WA, and Gregory Pierce, Professor of Art, Chair Fine Art Department, Heritage University, Toppenish, WA, for a group exhibition at Heritage University in Toppenish, WA in March 2023. Ten Finalists were then jury selected from the Heritage University exhibition to participate in this group exhibition at Gallery 110 in Pioneer Square, Seattle from June 1 – July 1, 2023. Up to three finalists will be selected from the exhibition at Gallery 110 to be offered an Emerging Artist Membership Award (which includes a two year fully paid Gallery 110 membership, gallery representation, a solo exhibition, mentorship, and more).

Congratulations to the ten EmergEAST finalists:

Becky Anderson
Sarah Barnett
Manuel Cruz Jimenez
Ana Li Gresham
Nena Howell
Kayleigh Lang
Jiemei Lin
Dan McConnell
Peter Nawrot
H.R. Emi

Artists selected to receive the Emerging Artist Membership Award:

During an inspiring reception celebrating these ten finalists, jurors selected 3 membership awardees (1 core, 2 affiliate):

Sarah Barnett, Core membership
H.R. Emi, Affiliate membership
Nena Howell, Affiliate membership

Congratulations to Sarah, H.R., and Nena as we welcome them into the gallery community!

Each of the 15 artists that originally exhibited at the Heritage University exhibition in Toppenish, and the 10 finalists chosen to exhibit in Seattle, were all very deserving artists and are to be commended for their efforts in creating and exhibiting their artwork in each venue – congratulations to all!

This exhibition is a collaboration with the Heritage University Art Department and Gallery 110 in Seattle and generously supported in part by the Robert McMillen Foundation, 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, and generous donations from the community.


The EmergEAST Finalist Exhibition will be on display at Gallery 110 from  June 1 – July 1, 2023. Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday from 12pm – 5pm and by appointment.


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Gallery 110’s mission is to provide dynamic opportunities to established and emerging professional artists in an environment that encourages creative expression, experimentation and collaboration. As a nonprofit organization, the gallery fosters artistic and professional connections between its associated artists and the arts community at large through creative dialogue, the presentation of challenging and enriching curated exhibitions, public opportunities and collaborative projects.