Allied Arts of Whatcom County has partnered with SPIE and the International Year of Light to create a unique art exhibit pairing light and technology. This is an opportunity open to artists of all skill levels and mediums to present a work of art that exemplifies, honors, or speaks to the importance of light.

To participate: Turn in your Participation Form (2015 Honor Light Art Exhibit) by Monday, November 16th. Then bring your light inspired work on Monday or Tuesday, November 30th and December 1st, 10am – 5pm. This is an open exhibit and will not be juried, however, works must be inspired by the theme of light. All mediums, genres and skill levels are welcome to participate in this exhibit. Space is limited and items will be shown on a first come, first hung basis. Entry forms can be obtained online at or in the Allied Arts Gallery at 1418 Cornwall Ave in Downtown Bellingham.

 SPIE: SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics based in Bellingham, Wa. This not-for-profit society serves more than 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries. Their goal is to advance emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.

 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies: a United Nations program

This ongoing event recognizes the importance of raising global awareness of how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture, and health.


For more information about SPIE

For more information about The Year of Light