Call for Artists: New Gallery looking for Local Artists

Submitted by Sue Woodworth, TRAG Co-President

The Friends of the Milwaukie Center has changed its name to the Milwaukie Community Center Foundation.  We are pleased to make this announcement along with the Milwaukie Community Center name change.  We look forward to enhancing our fundraising and making each of YOU a Friend of the Milwaukie Community Center!

I received this information from Junia Stephens, MCC Foundation Director. Please contact Junia at for .Gift Shop Sales Agreement, hours to call, and how to make an appointment to show your artwork

Artisan Gifts features unique handmade goods made by local artisans and makers. 

I am excited to announce that the Gift Shop at the Milwaukie Community Center is expanding, upgrading and re-branding! We are looking for local makers and artisans that would be interested in consigning a sampling of their wares.

If you might be interested, please let me know.
Thank you for your consideration and time.

Junia Stephens

Art and Soul Retreat (April 11-18, 2023)

Art and Soul is the premier mixed-media art retreat in the United States. We offer an exciting week of classes taught by a select group of professional and inspiring instructors. Our diverse lineup of classes includes: mixed media, painting, fiber, encaustic, assemblage, metal, jewelry, fabric, and paper art. This event is more than a retreat and learning process, it’s an unforgettable time spent with your artistic tribe that will create many happy memories. Join us in celebration of our 20th Anniversary, April 11-18 held at the Sheraton Airport Hotel.

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Call to Artists: Water Media Show

Artwork Image by Kristie Mooney

Submissions due by Feb 17th

In the Gallery: February 3 – 23

The Gallery at OSA is pleased to announce the Spring Water Media Juried Show! This exhibition invites submissions in all types of water soluble media, such as watercolor, gouache, acrylic, chalk pastel, etc. Whether your watercolors drip and flow, or you dry brush acrylic paint, we want to see your work created in water-based media. Open to any and all subject matter, this exhibition aims to showcase the beauty and diversity of water media in all of its captivating forms.

The Water Media Show will be juried by Yong Hong Zhong, an accomplished artist with a background working for Disney and MTV. His paintings are renowned for their color, expression and atmosphere. He has received multiple awards and has works in the permanent collection of the Maryhill Museum.

Call for Artists: Portraits, Figures & Selfies (deadline is January 20th, 2023)

Artwork Image by Joanne Kollman

Non-Juried Exhibition

Submissions due by January 20

In the Gallery: February 3 – 23

The Gallery at OSA is excited to announce Portraits, Figures, and Selfies, an exhibition featuring the wide range of experimental forms, compositions, and subjects featured in contemporary figure painting. Since ancient times, artists have attempted to capture the aura, personality, humor, and beauty of humanity through representational, abstract, and anatomical art. The figure remains one of the most challenging and rewarding subjects to represent in both form and concept. We want to see your interpretations of the figure, human or otherwise! Whether drawn, painted, sculpted, or photographed, we invite works that delve into the psyche, reflect the self, or depict the body. This exhibit is open to all.

Writing Contest Announced

Clackamas County Arts Alliance announces a writing contest for Clackamas County residents. This contest, conceived and organized by the Arts Alliance’s Literary Arts Committee, encourages local writers to express their ideas about “Clackamas County – Its life, its history, its future!”

Submissions must be about Clackamas County and can be in the format of a short story, an essay, a poem or a play. Entries in both English and Spanish will be accepted. The contest will open January 3, 2023 and entries must be received by April 3, 2023.

“Contests like this one help writers hone their skills and provide an opportunity for wider recognition. This contest’s broad theme and variety of genres gives writers a chance to truly get creative and showcase their unique talents,” says Tamara Muldoon, a Literary Arts Committee member. “We hope to receive a diversity of submissions in each discipline.”

Winners will be publicly announced during the Clackamas Community College Compose Creative Writing Conference scheduled for May 20, 2023. One First Place winner and one Runner Up winner will be awarded in each of the four genres; short story, essay, poem and play. First Place winners will receive a cash prize of $250 and complimentary registration to the Compose Creative Writing Conference. Runner Up winners will receive a cash prize of $100 and also complimentary registration to the Compose Conference.

The Literary Arts Committee is also seeking businesses or individuals who would like to help sponsor the contest. Sponsors who gift $250 or more will receive extensive recognition both before and during the Compose Conference. Smaller donation amounts are also welcome. Sponsorship donations may be tax deductible as the funds are managed by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance board, a 501(c)3 organization.

For information on contest guidelines, submission instructions, or sponsorship visit the Clackamas County Arts Alliance website at

Call for Artists: Black and White: 2023

Entry Fee: $40.00
Entry Deadline: 01/11/2023

Theme: Black and White

Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a Black and White juried group photo show. There is often a classic, nostalgic and dynamic translation to black and white photography. Black and White has an important tradition of luminous, well-crafted and thoughtfully composed imagery. Contemporary photographers are involved in this dialog of history and tradition, but with their own modern voice, visions and aesthetics of imagery. Black Box will be looking for a diversity of photographic works and ideas for this exciting exhibition!

Juror: Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson is the founder and director of Black Box Gallery. Todd received his MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has been a photography portfolio reviewer for Photolucida (PDX OR), Critical Mass (PDX OR), Dodho Magazine (Barcelona, Spain) and Blue Sky Gallery (PDX OR). Todd has worked as an independent curator for exhibitions at Linfield College (McMinnville, OR), Gallery Homeland (PDX OR), Mile Post 5 (PDX OR), The Waiting Room Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), 4X Gallery (PDX OR) and The Gorilla Art Gallery (San Francisco, CA). He has worked in arts education and arts administration for 25 years. 

Johnson has exhibited his photographic work in Portland OR, at The University of Oregon (White Box Gallery), Marylhurst University (The Art Gym), Pacific Northwest College of Art, Reed College, Linfield College, FalseFront Gallery and Augen Gallery. National exhibitions include Bushwick Open Studios (Brooklyn, NY), Carroll Square Gallery (Washington, DC), Hi Lo Gallery (Olympia, Washington), Davis and Cline Gallery (Ashland, Oregon), Midway Gallery (Bloomington, Illinois) and The Diego Rivera Gallery (San Francisco, California).

Deadline: January 11

Exhibition Dates: February 1-20, 2023

Each exhibition will have 24 photographs selected by the juror for exhibiton at the gallery.

An additional 30 photographs will be selected by the juror for exhibition in our on-line gallery annex.

All 54 photographs from the show will be included in a catalog available for purchase on Blurb Books.

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Contact Phone: 503-804-5032

Call for Artists: Grants Pass Museum of Art 6 x 6 for 2023

Entry Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 01/10/2023

This exhibition will feature 6″ x 6″ artwork displayed in a grid, and auctioned off of sale to raise funds for the museum. Display your work in the museum and support the arts in Southern Oregon during this fundraising exhibit. The Grants Pass Museum of Art is raising funds that provide free admission for museum visitors, affordable art classes, and amazing programs for kids. This will also be an online auction.

Please complete the required entry form on CaFE.

Original artwork(s) get mailed to:

Grants Pass Museum of Art
1630 Williams Hwy, PMB 501
Grants Pass, OR 97527

The artwork will be exhibited in the museum and online from January 20 – February 16, 2023. All accepted work will be exhibited. All work needs to be suitable for audience of all ages, and not infringe on copyright laws. Other than that it is up to you!

No application in advance required. Please fill out the entry form for each entry, and mail it with your work. 

Anyone is eligible to submit artwork. Please be aware that unsold work may not be returned. 100% of the proceeds go to fund the Grants Pass Museum of Art in Southern Oregon. 

Call for Artists: 10th Annual Abstract Sanctuary

Entry Deadline: 12/20/22

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Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 347-752-8915

Verum Ultimum Art Gallery
Portland OR

Media  Images – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 5
Total Media – Minimum: 2, Maximum:5 
Entry Fee (Verum Ultimum): $20 (for the minimum of 2)

December 20, 2022
SCHEDULE NOTIFICATION (by email) of accepted work by January 10, 2023

Open in mid January of  2023 and run for a minimum of 5 weeks.
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. 

Selected artists will be featured in a virtual group exhibition online on the Verum Ultimum Art Gallery website. This includes an exhibition page and virtual viewing galleries that show the work in scale. Artists will also be featured through online blogposts. Social media attention and promotion will remain on this exhibition for 5 weeks.

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 

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