Call for ART: Chasing Ghosts VI: Piercing the Veil through Remembrance, Legacy, & beyond

Jennifer Gillia Cutshall

DEADLINE is 9/26/21

“Chasing Ghosts VI: Art that Pierces the Veil through remembrance, legacy, and beyond”

This year edition will be VIRTUAL and as always the emphasis is the idea of revealing the unseen. The term ghost may be interpreted in many ways, not necessarily meant to be a literal elucidation. This year’s interpretations might be loaded with the added turmoil from current social, health, environmental, and political climate. Do you express your deepest fears or concerns through your work? Do current political. health, and environmental concerns shadow or define your work? What parts of the past leave their mark on your work? Is a legacy revealed through your work or your process? Is memory a vital vehicle of expression for you? Do you inadvertently honor something from your past or concern for the future through your work? Artists are encouraged to enter work that is any interpretation of the call. All mediums and modes of expression are welcome.

Enter through Cafe

TIMELINE SUMMARY: SUBMISSION DEADLINE September 26, 2021 SCHEDULE NOTIFICATION (by email) of accepted work October 9, 2021 EXHIBITION DATES The exhibition will open virtually in mid October of 2021 and run for 4 weeks ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: The competition is open to all 2D and 3D artists, national and international, working in all forms of painting, drawing, photography, graphics, digital, and sculpture are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

RACC Grant Rounds 3 & 4 Now Open!

Make|Learn|Build grants are back! These are grants for artists and arts-based businesses/organizations that live or do work in Multnomah, Washington, or Clackamas counties.

MAKE: the creation of work in any artistic discipline 

LEARN: artistic or administrative learning, skill building, or professional development that improve your art practice or business

BUILD: a transition or pivot for an arts business or operations, including purchase of equipment or staffing costs.

Choose your category at either the $1,500 or $3,000 funding level. 

Round 3 closes: 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 6
Round 4 closes: 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 26

Grant awards will be based on funds available, rankings by our community reviewers, and RACC’s stated value of serving underrepresented communities.

Learn more about our grant review process and who received grants in Rounds 1 & 2. Read the grant guidelines here.

Deadline Extended: Celebrate Molalla!

Deadline Extended to August 20, 2021

See all details at

Vendor Packet – Fillable (378 KB)
Car Show Flyer (386 KB)
Tractor Show Registration – Fillable (101 KB)
Sponsorship and Donation 2021 – Fillable (118 KB)

For other questions, contact Council President Leota Childress at

Deadline Extended: Community Art Design Contest

Submission deadline is July 30, 2021 EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9TH!!
Good luck to all the contestants, check back for the announcement of the winner!

Oregon City Local Artists – Answer Your Calling!  Become an ARTIST OF THE MONTH!

The opportunity to have your art design prominently displayed on the exterior of our art center building is here AND BECOME AN ARTIST OF THE MONTH at our Art Education focused Art Center- simply read the rules, fill out a submission and enter for your chance to be a Local Artist Superstar.

Attach images of artwork as per the following guidelines:

  • Image size must be at least 768 pixels on the longest side (but no larger than 1200 pixels) and no more than 96 dpi, in jpeg format.
  • Must include Oregon City landmark or icon
  • Must be able to fit a 3’ x 5’ concrete backer board panel
  • File name/title: First Name_Last Name_Title of Artwork.jpg
  • Only one image of artwork should be submitted for consideration.
  • Only the artwork should be visible; image should be clear and in focus.
  • Crop out any background in the image.

Submission entry time period: July 1, 2021 – July 30, 2021 EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9th!!

The contest begins 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on July 1, 2021 and ends 5:00 p.m. PST on July 30, 2021 EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9th(“Contest Period”). All submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., PST, on July 30, 2021.

See official rules below for complete competition details, including guidelines, eligibility requirements, full entry process, judging criteria, and awards information.


Soulflags Art Community Center is proud to announce its Local Artists talent Search.  Artist members from the Oregon City community and surrounding areas are invited to showcase their talents and submit their work to a panel of local judges.  We anticipate a broad and enthusiastic response to this event, featuring many talented artists from our area. The contest begins 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on July 1, 2021 and ends 5:00 p.m. PST on July 30, 2021 EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9TH (“Contest Period”)!!


This is a local competition and artists from throughout the Oregon City and surrounding area are sought for this competition and art exhibit. Visual art mediums are limited to paintings and drawings (no sculptures, photography, collage, metal work, glass work or video and sound art). Artwork must include an added Oregon City twist, an icon or landmark of Oregon City.  Please keep in mind that nudity and profanity are not appropriate for this particular contest.  Our art center is art education focused providing history and related art projects associated with past and current artists; therefore we recommend recreating a well known image as your background (see Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh example).  However, we understand artists and want artists to express themselves freely – therefore we have included that the chosen artist will have the option to become our Art Centers ARTIST OF THE MONTH where we create a 15 to 20 min video of your history and art creations – THEN we create art projects using similar techniques to your art styles!


The Contest is open to any local artist from the Oregon City and surrounding area.  Art must be original, created by the person who enters that work. Each artist may submit 1 piece of art for consideration. Board members of Soulflags, its respective subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising, promotional and judging agencies (collectively the “Contest Entities”) and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and household members of each (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

Eligibility to enter or win the Contest is not tied to the purchase or solicitation of any insurance products or the purchase or solicitation of any products sold by the Sponsor.


Complete a Registration Form on the Soulflags website art contest page for the art work to be submitted (limit 1 piece of art per artist). Be sure to include your complete contact information, along with a brief description and title of the work(s). After registering online, you will receive a response confirming that your application was received. Please note that if you do not receive a written confirmation that your application was successfully submitted, you have not entered the Show and your artwork will not be considered.  Email your jpegs of your artwork to

All Entries submitted become the property of Sponsor upon submission and will not be returned. Each entrant (or parent/legal guardian for any entrant deemed a minor in his/her state of residence) grants to Sponsor a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to copy, distribute, and display each submitted Entry, in any media, and with right to use, copy, modify, edit, and create derivative works thereafter, and agrees to execute documents confirming such right and license (as further defined below) at Sponsor’s request. Entry must be uploaded in accordance with the specifications set forth in these Official Rules and at the Website. Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. By entering, you (or your parent/legal guardian if you are deemed a minor in your state of residence) understand that your Entry may be posted online, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.


  • Artwork images should be attached to your Registration Form and labelled as: First Name, Last Name, Title of Art.jpg.
  • All artworks must contain and/or incorporate a landmark or icon from Oregon City
  • Image size must be at least 768 pixels on the longest side (but no larger than 1200 pixels) and no more than 96 dpi, in jpeg format.
  • Only the artwork should be visible, and the image should be clear and in focus.
  • Please crop out any background in the image. The image will be judged the same way it is received.
  • Only one image of each artwork is to be attached.

Any Entry deemed inappropriate, offensive, discriminatory, or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. Entries must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent (including, but not limited to, nudity, or pornography), profane, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, libelous (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group), violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), portrays consumption of alcohol, or illegal (e.g., underage drinking, vaping, smoking, drug use, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.).

The Entry must not contain or depict material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination, including without limitation, discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age. The Entry must not contain or depict material that is threatening to any person, place, business, group, or world peace or contain words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group.

The Entry must not contain any content that infringes or may infringe third party rights, including, without limitation, any copyright, name, trademark, logo, trade dress, or other personal or proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity or make reference to any commercial/corporate advertising (including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, charities, slogans, political, or religious statements), or be otherwise objectionable. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, publicly displayed and publicly accessible Sponsor content, materials, or products are permitted to be displayed in Entries submitted for this Contest.

The Entry must not include any representation of celebrities, athletes, musicians, or any other third-party (public or private), include any anti-social, political or religious groups, any commercial solicitation or promotional materials or name, address, phone number, or URL address. Entries must not contain advertisements, personal solicitations or commercial solicitations.

Entries should not contain any third-party materials, or otherwise violate or infringe (or possibly infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand. As these are recreations that will be individually made by the community, these mosaics do not constitute any copyright infringement.

The Entry must not contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, bots, spyware or any other computer code that is intended to damage, interfere with, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.


The Registration Form and the digital images must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on July 30, 2021 EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9th!! You must register online.


EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9th at 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for submission of Registration Form and jpeg images of artwork

August 12, 2021: Announcement of winning artwork with announcement at the project’s groundbreaking ceremony which is tentatively scheduled for February, 2022.  This date is subject to change.  A 3 ft by 5 ft mosaic panel reproduction of the artwork shall be displayed prominently on the exterior the building for public’s viewing pleasure.


The following evaluation criteria will be used for judging the artwork: creativity, originality and quality of art, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of medium. There shall be three judges (2) Representative from Soulflags and (1) Representative from Three Rivers Artist Guild.

Decisions of Sponsor/Administrator/judges are final with respect to all matters relating to the Contest.


One winner will be selected per youth age group (Ages 10-12,13-15, 16-18, Adult 18+) receiving FREE Soulflags 5-CLASS General Passes!! The Grand Prize Winner will have your artwork displayed as a Mosaic Panel and shall have the option to be Soulflags Art Community Center’s ARTIST OF THE MONTH in addition to the display!! All entries are due by July 30th at 5pm. Visit for more information!

Full Details:

Apply now for the 21-22 Teaching Artist Studio

The Teaching Artist Studio

We believe that the arts are an essential component to a young person’s complete education. The Teaching Artist Studio (TA Studio) is a professional development program for teaching artists in Oregon and SW Washington.

In this program, participants will examine the elements at the heart of their teaching: the what, the why, and the how. Through an experiential model of observation, analysis, and application, participants will identify effective teaching strategies and assessment models. All participants will work to refine existing curriculum or to design and pilot new curriculum.


The 2021-22 Schedule will include a Core Course (Oct–Dec 2021, April 2022) and online monthly Cohort Meetings (Dec 2021–March 2022), as well as opportunities to test new ideas in the field via a Studio Residency (Jan–March 2022). 

We’re going hybrid in 2021-22! Core Course gatherings will alternate between virtual and in-person meetings in Eugene, Hood River/The Dalles & Portland. Applications open through August 20.


Our aim is to be a resource for the community of teaching artists around the state. We are not charging tuition for this program, though we do require a commitment to full participation.

We also recognize that many teaching artists work as independent contractors, and that even a program without tuition isn’t “free”. With the help of some grants and contributions we have received, we will be able to partially subsidize accommodation and meals during in-person meeting days.

Program Testimonials

This experience was amazing! I was challenged in ways I never imagined. The skills and tools I take away will forever impact my ability and confidence as an effective teaching artist.”
“Very well organized and led to give us real skills, connect us with other TA’s, and give us confidence. Every step was modeled and explained. We participated and played and discussed.”

Learning through community. Having multiple minds engaged helped to bring different perspectives to each of the subjects and helped me find a comfortable place with each of them.”

Questions?  Email Professional Development Manager Tony Fuemmeler (

Tony Fuemmeler (he/ him/ his)
Professional Development Manager
& Teaching Artist Studio


Clackamas County Arts Alliance


For further informaton go to our CCAA website, or follow this link:

Please do share this CALL TO ARTISTS with all your Clackamas County artist friends, and like/share the news when it comes up on our CCAA social media!!


Timeline (dates are anticipated and may be subject to modification)
• July 22, 2021 – Online Call to Artists for the 2022 Program Open
• September 10, 2021 – Deadline to Apply
• October 8, 2021 – Announcement of Artist Selection
• November 2021 – Orientation for 2022 Exhibiting Artists

Be ready to apply. We will need your contact information, a brief artist statement, and 5 images of your artwork same/similar to what you might like to exhibit. Please apply with new artwork and statements.

For more detailed information on how to be ready, follow the links below-Re-visit our ARTIST EXHIBIT PROGRAM (AEP) APPLICATION web page:

And, our AEP GUIDELINES web page:

See what AEP EXHIBIT VENUES we show in:

Instructors Needed for Pioneer Community Center

The Pioneer Community Center is seeking instructors for the Fall and Winter terms. The Fall term runs from September 27, 2021 through December 10, 2021. The Center is flexible with the needs of the instructor. The instructor can offer one day workshops, 4-week classes or 8-week classes, the center will try to accommodate your needs.

The community center is looking for instructors that teach beading, basket making, card making, fiber arts, clay, mosaics or knitting and crochet. The center is trying to offer new venues for the public to explore. They are not looking for painting instructors at this time.

If you have something you’d like to teach or need more information, contact Jessica Spencer at 503-722-3781 or

Call for ART: 8th Annual Abstract Catalyst

Verum Ultimum Art Gallery invites artists to explore the theme, ABSTRACT CATALYST for its 8th year and enter work that is any interpretation of the call. Please note this exhibition will be ONLINE ONLY.

Abstract Catalyst takes on a distinct edge that seems to catapult it in a divergent direction (and unlike the focus of Verum’s other Abstract show, Abstract Sanctuary). As always, the intention of the theme is never to drive the work, rather have it serve as an impetus to discover unique visions and showcase them. All mediums are welcome. What will be revealed this year? Verum Ultimum Gallery invites artists to showcase their talent within this expressive genre and propel a new vision in this 8th year of Abstract Catalyst Exhibition.

This is a virtual exhibition and all works will be displayed on the gallery website, within a virtual viewing gallery setting, and promoted through blogposts and social media channels.

Deadline is August 16th, 2021

Apply through Cafe:


Benefits to online exhibitions at Verum Ultimum:

  • A higher percentage of artists will be ACCEPTED! This exhibition is not confined by space.
  • The website remains comprehensive and exhibitions remain on the website beyond the exhibition dates
  • An exhibition book will be produced and will remain in the Verum Ultimum library to be shared with visitors for years to come.
  • Social media attention will be focused on this exhibition for 5 weeks.
  • 80% of sales WILL GO TO THE ARTIST and Verum Ultimum will provide a prepaid shipping label for the artist to ship work directly to collectors!
  • ​Verum Ultimum enjoys a monthly reach of 8-14K through its website, google, and social media channels.
  • Verum Ultimum average order value outperforms 93% of sites in the industry


There is a $20.00 entry fee for 1 image

(PLEASE NOTE: you only need one image to apply, extra images are completely optional)

($5 for any entries over the minimum); presentation is by digital JPG image files.

Details of artwork count as an additional artwork.

Payments by credit card at time of entry through Cafe


Artist retains all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork. Digital images submitted with artist entry are for exhibition selection only and will be deleted after completion of the selection process. By entering the competition, artists selected to exhibit grant Verum Ultimum Gallery rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery web site for promotional purposes only. Verum Ultimum retain no copyrights to artists work.


Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than 30 days after the deadline. Notification will be made via email. All artists who provide a working email address will be notified via email, if no email is provided, artists will be notified via postal mail only if accepted to exhibit. Type your email address clearly, if a mistake is made you will not be notified.


Artist contact information (address, telephone, etc.) is only held for the purpose of contacting selected artists and is not preserved in any database. Entry data and image files are deleted on the completion of the jury process.

Calling all Oregon artists: The 2022-2023 Chamber Music Amici Art Commission is here!

Renee Manford • Chamber Allegra in Blue and Orange (2015)

We are seeking one Oregon-based artist to create 3 original pieces for promoting our 2022-2023 season. The commission is for $1,500, and includes:

• A 3-month showcase, with the 3 original pieces and up to 7 pieces of the artist’s already created works.
• An opening reception hosted by us (CMA) and Emerald Art Center (EAC), with publicity, food, music — and fun — organized by CMA and EAC.
• Artist retains newly created works (unless they sell!) at the end of the 3-month show.

Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, August 27, 2021.

For complete details, including application guidelines and commission requirements, please click here:

Call for Artists! Emergence: Juried Virtual Sculpture Exhibit

Credit: Kim Lewis – “Swing”

PNWS has opened the application process for “Emergence,” our first national, juried, virtual exhibit. Our Juror is Richard Speer, art critic, author, and curator. Awards include: $500 Best of Show, $200 First Place, $100 Second Place plus several Honorable Mentions.

Deadline: August 21st, 2021

Date of Exhibition: September 1 through October 30, 2021, on PNWS website

The theme, “Emergence” is intentionally vague to encourage a broad range of interpretations by artists in any physical 3-dimensional medium. The exhibit will be displayed on this website from September 1 through October 30, 2021. The dates coincide with several major art festivals and events in the Pacific Northwest.


ENTRIES & FEES   – General Entry Fee of $30 includes 3 pieces. PNWS Members may enter for $15 (with code emailed with our monthly Calls for Artist listings). Additional entries are $5 per piece. Maximum pieces per artist is 6. Submission and payment are made through CaFÉ via credit card. Fees are non-refundable. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibit.

SALES – 100% of sale price goes to the artist – Prospective buyers may contact the artist directly through the link included with the entry. All sales will be handled directly between the artist and buyer. PNWS will not take a commission on any sale. Prices cannot be changed from those stated at submission. Sales tax, shipping and insurance shall be the responsibility of the artist. Any artwork without a sale price on the entry form will be considered “Not for Sale” (NFS).

THE VIRTUAL RECEPTION – Virtual receptions will be scheduled via Zoom. Participating artists may introduce themselves and discuss their art during the reception.  Award winners will have the option to discuss their work. Details will follow show acceptance via e-mail.

PROMOTION OF THE EXHIBIT – Promotion will be handled by the PNWS. Artists are also encouraged to promote the event. A digital ad will be e-mailed to all participating artists.  LOCATION – This virtual exhibit may be viewed 24/7 on the A link to the gallery page will be provided when entrants are notified of the juror’s decisions.

The artists indemnify the PNWS for any copyright violations in their work.

REPRODUCTION OF ARTWORK – Artwork may be reproduced for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes by PNWS without consent from or notification to the artist or the artist’s agent. Appropriate attribution will be included with any artwork used for marketing purposes.

By submitting your entry/entries, you agree that you have carefully read ALL the information in this Call for Entries and agree to the terms. You also certify that you are 18 or older and that the artwork was completed within the last 3 years. Submitted photographs of artwork may be reproduced for educational and publicity purposes by PNWS, and published on our website and social media.

You certify that the artwork information in this entry is true to the best of your knowledge. Pacific Northwest Sculptors reserves the right to remove from the exhibition any work of art that has been misrepresented in the entry.
Prospective buyers may contact the artist directly through the link included with the artwork. All sales will be handled directly between the artist and buyer – 100% of sale price goes to the artist. PNWS will not take a commission on any sale. Prices cannot be changed from those stated at submission. Any artwork without a sale price on the entry form will be considered “Not for Sale” (NFS).

Sales tax, shipping and insurance shall be the responsibility of the artist.
By entering the contest, each artist agrees to these terms of use.

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