Call for Artists: 2021 Oregon City Festival of the Arts

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

For the fifth year, the Three Rivers Artist Guild is presenting an arts, culture and heritage event known as the Oregon City Festival of the Arts (OCFOTA) on August 14 and 15 2021. The Festival will again be held at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center located outside at 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045. Hours of Operation are 10-5 each day. OCFOTA draws an attendance of approximately 2000 throughout the weekend. This event is free to the public.

As with so many events over the past year, things will be a little different.  We will be following COVID restrictions and the OHA guidelines very closely for Safety. This includes: An outdoor event with one entrance in and one entrance out, masks required and given to those who do not have them, hand sanitizers and gloves at every booth, maps and footprints directing traffic, and crowd monitors.

Your point of contact is Trieste Andrews at ocfota@threeriversartistguild.com.

This is a juried art show open to residents of Oregon and Washington State.  If interested, an application and a nonrefundable $25 jury fee application is due no later than May 31, 2021. We have space for approximately 55 artists this year.

If accepted, the booth fee is $135. This includes your booth space (10’ x 10’) and marketing for the Oregon City Festival of the Arts.

Please note: This is an outdoor event on the grass. Although we make every effort to find the most level and suitable booth spaces, not all locations are perfectly flat. Also, there is no power available for the booths. Please note, we periodically experience inclement weather. The ground may be wet. Please be prepared for potential showers or wind.

No more than two artists may share a booth and art must be compatible.  Both must be juried in and send in separate applications and jury fees. You will share the booth fee of $135.

Important Dates to remember:

May 31, 2021: Jury fee and application due date.

June 15, 2021: Jury results sent to artists.

June 30, 2020: $135 booth payments due.

August 13, 2021: Friday Festival set-up

August 14 and 15, 2021: Oregon City Festival of the Arts

Application to jury and payment:

If interested, please fill out the application form, payment and digital images online at the following site. Please note that if accepted, your bio will be used for social media advertising. What you include in your statement is exactly what will be posted on Instagram and Facebook for marketing. Please make it approximately 100 words. The digital images are what we will be using for the jury process – so submit your best work!

To apply, please fill out the form below. Thanks for your interest and participation.