“Jungle Crossing” acrylic on wood by Bernie Bleha, 2015. Photo courtesy SPSCC.

Tuesday, July 5 marks the opening of South Puget Sound Community College’s 2016 Juried Exhibition, with opening reception and awards presentation July 7. The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by the college’s gallery, located in the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts. Artists who reside in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties were invited to submit in any medium. The purchase award runs as high as $1500. This year’s juror is Esther Luttikhuizen, co-founder of Esther Claypool Gallery, Seattle, in 1998. Artists have the option of selling their work, and The Gallery retains a 25 percent commission on all sales.

What: Juried Exhibition

Where: South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road SW

When: noon-4 p.m., July 7 – August 25

How much: free

Where to see it: The Gallery in the main lobby of SPSCC’s Center for the Arts