Call for Art: You are Not a Robot

2D, 3D, digital media, social practice, and installation

Application Deadline: Sunday March 15, 2020
Application fee $15.00


Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts – 57th Year
Show Dates: June 26, 27, and 28, 2020

You are Not a Robot” takes a positive, humorous, honest, and unflinching look at ourselves as humans. This exhibit examines humanity’s emotional logical, bringing together artwork and projects that reflect the familiar complexities of life; asking questions with no definitive answer. As we bravely navigate our daily lives, we are keenly aware of the risks we take. Still, we venture forth with optimism that we will make the best decisions we can based on information from our complex personal and social experiences. Our logical calculations include the incalculable, such as emotions, beliefs, ethics, traumas, joys, love, legacy, loyalty, and longing. All personal truths are valid, as chance has brought us together in this moment from our different paths. “You are Not a Robot” is an exhibition focused on examining trust in one’s perception and building a dialogue towards broader understanding and inclusivity.

Featured guest artists : Jen Brown, Alan Rose, Cayla Skillin-Blauchle, Quire

This exhibition will take place in conjunction with the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, at the Lakewood Center for the Arts inside a converted dance studio on the top floor. Artworks will be displayed on white temporary walls arranged throughout the space. The gallery will be open and monitored for the duration of the festival.


Works Eligible: Open to Oregon artists

  • Two-dimensional work in any medium is eligible as long as it’s smaller than 72 inches (height) x 72 inches (width) and can be displayed on the temporary walls, and must include horizontal picture hanging hardware installed on the back of the artwork.
  • Three-dimensional pieces are eligible as long as they are smaller than 7 feet (height) x 48 inches (width) x 36 inches (depth) Oddly composed 3D art, the artist must provide the appropriate sculpture stand for their presentation.
  • Wall-hung artwork must be display ready, either framed or mounted and must include horizontal picture hanging hardware installed on the back of the artwork (no zigzag sawtooth hardware).
  • All artwork must be display ready, either framed or mounted and must include horizontal picture hanging hardware installed on the back of the artwork (no zigzag sawtooth hardware). Art must be able to fit through a standard size door.

*Please note: curators will not construct any hanging devices. Work must be delivered ready to hang on a wall or stand up on a pedestal.


A maximum of 10 works may be submitted per artist. Entries must be received no later than the Application deadline. You are Not a Robot juried exhibit reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry.

Artists whose work is not accepted for inclusion in You are Not a Robot may choose to participate in the Festival Open Show. For information about the Open Show, refer to Open Show Call to Artists.

This call for art will be reviewed and curators by Art in Oregon (AiO); co-founders and artists, Owen Premore and Tammy Jo Wilson. AiO fully embraces the philosophy and goals of the Festival of the Arts. Artists will be selected based on adherence to the stated theme, originality, personal voice, and technical skill.


All artwork submitted must be for sale. The price shall be at the discretion of the artist. A 40% commission from all sales will be retained by the Festival. Prices assigned by the artist must include the Festival commission. All commission proceeds benefit the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, a nonprofit organization.


Applications will be available at

Artists must complete an online application with an accurate email that will be valid throughout the process and through the show dates. This email address will be used to notify you of your status. Notification of accepted or declined status will be emailed to the email address you use in the application process. Please check your application email inbox for all correspondence.

Your application must include:

  • Detailed information about each submitted artwork, including medium and dimensions.
  • Up to 10 images emailed to
  • Payment of the $15.00 application fee


Unless alternative arrangements have been confirmed with the curator, Artists must deliver their work personally to the Lakewood Center, 368 S State Street, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034 on:

  • June 10, Wednesday 4-6pm & June 11, Thursday, 11am-1pm, 2020

Should the work not be sold, artists are responsible for picking up their artworks. Details for delivery and pick up will be included with the contract following your acceptance to the exhibit. Artwork pickup times are as follow:

  • Sunday, June 28th of 2020, 6:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Monday, June 29th of 2020, 11:00am – 1:00pm


Art in Oregon


Art in Oregon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit visual arts organization. The mission of Art In Oregon is to foster culturally rich regional communities through partnerships, advocacy and investment in artists, businesses, educational spaces and community spaces. Our goal is to build and sustain art patronage through pride in Oregon artists and pride in art ownership. We work to establish collaborative relationships with the common goal of increased visibility and access to art for all people.


The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an arts education event of the Lakewood Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. It is held the weekend after Father’s Day each year and attracts 22-25,000 people. Contributions to the Festival are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 93-0700108.

Festival Mission Statement: The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts’ primary goal is arts education and the celebration of culture & community through art.


The Festival, an event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts, is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Lake Oswego is located 9 miles south of Portland, Oregon. The Festival presents the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists and enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to a weekend that is accessible to everyone. Attracting some 25,000 visitors during the three-day event, the Festival includes 6 art exhibits, food booths, music, and fine art crafts. The Festival is held in the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego and George Rogers Park. It features multiple art exhibits, music, dance and demonstrations.

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