Call for Artists: Public Art Purchase Opportunity – Behavioral Health Resource Center

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking artists living in Oregon and Southwest Washington to submit portable scale original two-dimensional artworks for direct purchase into the Public Art Collection at Multnomah County’s newly constructed Behavioral Health Resource Center.Our preference is to spend a maximum of $2000 per artwork. The budget available for these purchases comes from Multnomah County’s Percent for Art Program and totals approximately $50,000.


This project is seeking artists to submit original 2-D portable scale art works for direct purchase. These artworks will be installed throughout the five floors of this building that offer transitional housing via a 30-day shelter and a 90-day shelter. This building will be open to visitors who will have access to showers, laundry, peer counseling, housing, meal service and additional services. 

To avoid the potential to trigger a negative emotional response in visitors and users of the building, the interior color scheme and artworks connected to the building are designed to be trauma-informed.

The due date to apply for this opportunity is  Monday, November 28th, 2022 by 11:59pm PST.



All application materials must be submitted through the RACC Opportunity Portal, an online application system. Applicants will need to create an account, or log into their existing account at  Please email Morgan Ritter, Public Art and Exhibition Specialist for more details.


Monday, November 7th at 12pm on Instagram Live. Follow @regionalarts on Instagram to stay informed of this and other upcoming opportunities.

Monday, November 14th at 6 p.m. PDT on Zoom, RSVP here

2023 Artist Exhibit Program Application


  • This opportunity is open to emerging and experienced artists* who live or work in Clackamas County.**
  • Prior exhibit history is not required!
  • Artists who have previously exhibited in the AEP Program are also invited to apply – regardless of last exhibit date.

* If you are a Clackamas County-based artist group, please reach out to AEP Program Manager Sue Allen directly regarding exhibition opportunities. 

** Working or living in Clackamas County means artist’s studio is in the County, or artist is employed in the County.



Original artwork will be considered for our 16 galleries in 10 different Clackamas County venues. Artists who have previously exhibited with AEP should apply with new work. Mediums as listed, but not limited to:

  • Two-dimensional hanging artwork – Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Digital Art, Fibers, Mixed-media, etc.
  • Three-dimensional art for cabinet display – Sculpture, Book Arts, Metal Arts, Mosaic, Mixed-media, etc.

Click here for the 2023 Artist Exhibit Program Handbook.

Note: if you have not used the Submittable application platform before, please create a username and password below. If you already have a Submittable account, click on the tab to sign in below. There is no cost to create a Submittable account or to apply. Once you are signed in, the application form will appear below this message.

Enter all required information. * = denotes a Required Field

For questions or assistance, please contact:
Sue Allen at or 503-622-3611 

Call for Art – Small Works Holiday Show (deadline is November 4th, 2022)

Join Art in Oregon in sharing art and happy holidays with our community through The Holiday Show!

This exhibit will feature only small artworks no larger than 12″x12″x12″ and including any frame. All art media are accepted, and artists may submit up to three artworks for jurying. The exhibit will take place at the Mary Elizabeth Gallery in the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House in Oregon City.

To apply complete the basic application form that includes a brief artist statement. Then email 1 image of each artwork you’d like considered for the exhibit, and image information See image submission requirements below.

Submission deadline: Friday, November 4 at 11:59PM
Artist Art Drop-Off: November 11 & 12, 11am-4PM OR November 14, 4-7PM
Exhibit Opening: Friday, November 18
Exhibit Closing: Saturday, January 7, 2022
Artist Art Pick-Up: Monday, January 9, 4-7PM

About the Exhibit Space
Art in Oregon established the Mary Elizabeth Gallery in collaboration with the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House Museum in Oregon City. Artists chosen will have their work displayed in a home built in 1908 by prominent real estate investors Harley Stevens and his wife, Mary Elizabeth. The house was restored to much of its original Edwardian splendor through donations of furnishings and textiles. A visit to the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House Museum will transfer you back to Progressive Era inventions and innovations. 

About Art in Oregon
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. Learn more at

Artist Eligibility
– Be at least 18 years of age.
– Artists must be a resident of Oregon for at least six months at the date of application.

Image submission requirements
– Images of artwork must be of high quality. 
– Image files must be .jpeg, tiff or pdf format.
– Label all artwork digital files as follows – First name-Last name-title-size.jpeg.
– Copyright remains with the artist and is the responsibility of the artist.
– Include in email the title of each artwork, dimensions, year created, and price

Call for Artists: What If???

Entry Deadline: 12/1/22

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Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 503-705-5669

Gallery 114 invites you to submit your work based on “imaginative commitments that did not happen”, “answers to absurd hypothetical questions” or however “what if” strikes you!  Please feel free to interpret this call in a serious or whimsical fashion.  We will be seeking quality artistic expression that embraces this theme with creative integrity. We welcome all forms of painting and drawing, sculpture and photography, plus fiber arts, digital arts and more. We strive to be inclusive and open to seeing what you present for your entries.

Our gallery is one of the oldest art collectives on the west coast and is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon’s bustling arts playground, the Pearl District.

At Gallery 114, you can “expect the unexpected” because we are artist owned, artist run and artists unleashed.  We encourage our members as well as jury participants to take risks and explore new and different creative efforts with underlying quality and integrity. We encourage emerging and established artists to apply.

For this show, “What If”, we turn our gallery over to innovative artists who test boundaries and dive into their sense of expressivd freedom.

This exhibit will be opening on First Thursday, January 5,2023, 6-9pm.  It will be open to the public Thursday-Sunday, 12-5 throughout the month.  It will also be accessible to view on our website-

Deadline for Submission to CAFE:   December 1, 2022

The exhibit will be held from January 5- January 28, 2023

Media: All 2 and 3 dimensional media welcome. Works must be original .

Size: An individual Work should not extend beyond 7 ft in height and 5 feet in width.
Prices for a single piece should not exceed $5000.

Submission Fees: $35 for three submissions.

Call for Artists: Wall Calendar Photo Contest 2023

Entry Deadline: 10/28/22

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Brooks Resources Corporation, based in Bend, Oregon, is a real estate development company that has delivered quality real estate products and services in Central Oregon since 1969. Offering a diverse choice of premier neighborhoods in Central Oregon, Brooks Resources Corporation is committed to the preservation of the natural environment around home sites, positive growth of communities and an active relationship with the communities of Central Oregon.


Photographers are invited to enter an original photo in the 2nd annual Brooks Resources Corporation calendar image contest. The Brooks Resources Wall Calendar features a professional photograph each year that captures the essence of Central Oregon. Distributed for free among area residents, visitors and businesses, the Wall Calendar is an annual staple in the region for the last 4 decades. Following the success of of last year’s contest, we are again hosting a contest for one Artist to have their photograph featured on the 2023 Wall Calendar and receive a grand prize of $1,500.

Call for Artists: Lasting Impressions: Print Showcase

Deadline: September 23, 2022

The Gallery at Oregon Society of Artists is proud to present Lasting Impressions: Print Showcase. This show will celebrate all forms of printmaking! From monotype to lithography, woodblock, risograph, and more, this non-juried exhibition features works made through the rich and varied traditions of printmaking.

Print processes, whether rigorous and repetitive, or singular gestures, rely on the moment of impression–the instance plate touches paper. This magical moment leaves a lasting impression, creating works of art that can offer rich tonal surfaces, bold graphic qualities, and atmospheric textures. Open to any and all subject matter, Lasting Impressions aims to showcase the beauty and diversity of printmaking in all of its multitude forms.


• This is a non-juried show, open to both OSA members and non-members.

• The theme is work made through printmaking processes.

• Open to all 2-d printmaking processes (lithography, lincouts, drypoint, aquatint, woodcuts, engraving, etching, risograph, screenprint, collograph, monotype, etc.)

The entry fee is:
OSA Members: $35 for up to 2 pieces
Non-Members: $45 for up to 2 pieces

• Artworks and photographs should be works recently made within the last year and must not have been exhibited previously in the OSA gallery.

Request for Proposals: Artist for Kalama Children’s Library Mural

We’re looking for an artist to paint a mural in the children’s area inside the Kalama Public Library!

The Kalama Public Library has received a donation for an original, hand-painted wall mural in the children’s area inside the library.

This mural will feature children, items specific to the Kalama community, and reference to chldren’s author Lois Lenski. This mural should be colorful and inspirational to chldren.

Any artist demonstrating ability to execute a successful mural is encouraged to apply.

  • Budget: $5,000
  • Mural Area: Approx. 612 square feet
  • Deadline to Apply: September 5, 2022
  • Selection of Artist: September 26, 2022
  • Project Begins: October 3 2022
  • Project Completion Date: Friday, October 28, 2022

Download the Application Document

Details and all application instructions listed in Request for Proposals: Artist for Kalama Children’s Library Mural.

Questions? Contact the Library

New Grant Opportunity: Arts3C

The Arts3C Grant Program is currently available to support the making and sharing of artistic work in all disciplines and the development of the arts community in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas County with awards up to $5,000. 

Applicants may apply to support artistic output such as projects, programming, and presentations—or to support internal capacity such as operations, personal or professional development, and business investment.  

The due date to apply for this opportunity is  Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 5pm PDT.

RACC makes grant awards available to individuals, nonprofits, arts-based businesses, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), partnerships, and other legally organized entities. 

Call for Artists: Midland Library | Exterior Canopy Artwork Design

Approved by Multnomah County voters in 2020, the Library Capital Bond Project will include expansions and renovations to seven branch libraries; building an East County flagship library; adding gigabit speed internet to all libraries; and creating a materials handling and distribution center, also known as the Library Operations Center. The renovation and expansion of Midland Library is part of the Chapter One Projects phase of the bond project. The exterior canopy artwork at the library is one of three public art elements intended for the new site.

In partnership with Multnomah County Library (MCL), the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites artists/artist teams living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a site-specific exterior artwork at the soon-to-be renovated library.

One artist/artist team will be selected to create a design for a 2-dimensional exterior artwork that will be installed on the underside of the canopy along the south side of the building, visible to vehicular traffic on SE 122nd Ave as well as pedestrians entering the library from the street and parking lot. The budget available for the commission comes from Multnomah County’s Percent for Art Program and is $40,000.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 5 pm PDT. 

Further information about the project can be downloaded here.

Important Dates

August 5, 2022 – RFQ launch

August 17, 2022 at 12:30pm – Instagram Live Info Session. Follow @regionalarts on Instagram to stay informed.

August 24, 2022 at 5:00pm – Zoom Info Session. RSVP here.

August 31, 2022 – Applications due

(Early/mid) September 2022 – Panel review and artist selection including interviews

(Late) September 2022-January 2023 – Community Engagement and Participatory Design

February 2023 – Design submitted to contractor for procurement

March-October 2023 – Intermittent construction administration, installation will happen towards the end of this period

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