The Museum of Northwest Art accepts compelling donations of art, archival materials, and ephemera by and about Northwest artists. We collect a variety of art, including paintings, prints and other works on paper, sculpture, glass, ceramics, photographs, and new media. We have an active Collections Committee that meets on a quarterly basis to review submissions.  A special meeting may be scheduled for end of year donations. The committee and Museum are committed to the principle that all collecting be done according to the highest standards of ethical and professional practice.
We accept works as either unrestricted or restricted to the Permanent Collection. Unrestricted gifts may or may not remain as part of the Permanent Collection - they may be traded for other works of art or sold to otherwise support the Permanent Collection or other Museum programs. Restricted gifts ar accepted only for perpetual use in the Permanent Collection. This may include being available for loan to other qualified institutions that we are partners with.
Works of art accepted into the Permanent Collection are to significantly enhance the Museum's stated mission and are subject to all Museum policies and must be in excellent condition.
The Museum requires donors to transfer all rights of reproduction unless the donor does not own such rights or the gift is made by a living artist of the artist's own work. In such cases, the Museum will seek a nonexclusive right of reproduction from the copyright owner.
It has been the Museum's longstanding policy not to provide appraisals to donors. Under current IRS guidelines, the Museum cannot act as a qualified appraiser because of the inherent conflict with its role as a donee. If a donor asks for assistance in locating an appropriate appraiser, the Collections staff may suggest qualified appraisers, includeing the Art Dealers Assocation and auction houses.
To submit a proposed donation, please send artist name, title, date, media, size, condition of work, image and providence to Curator Kathleen Moles at


Museum of Northwest Art


The Museum of Northwest Art connects people with the art, diverse cultures and environments of the Northwest. 



MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.