Call to Artists: First International Multicultural Show

Artwork by Alvaro Tarrago
Submissions open now through Friday, June 24
Show dates: July 7 – 27, 2022

The Oregon Society of Artists is proud to announce the First International Multicultural Show at OSA. This exhibition will showcase the diverse artwork, backgrounds, and creativity of national and international artists. 
It will feature work by artists of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, cultures, ethnicities, races, sexualities, and more. The First International Multicultural Show at OSA will highlight premier works that celebrate art and culture in all of its innumerable forms. The Oregon Society of Artists is committed to showcasing and soliciting work from artists of all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented groups. Submissions are open to all subject matter created in any 2-dimensional media. Participating artists will have the option to include their work in an auction at the opening reception of the show. Works not included in the auction, or works unsold at the auction, will have the opportunity to be sold throughout the in-person and online gallery exhibition. This event is supported by the Starseed Foundation.

The multi cultural show is supported by the Starseed Foundation.

Questions? Email or call the OSA office. | 503-228-0706 |

Call for Three Artists – Request for Qualifications



ISSUE DATE:  MAY 16, 2022



Event Overview 

The cities of Oregon City and West Linn along with the Oregon Department of Transportation are holding an event in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the iconic Arch Bridge. The all-day event will take place on October 1, 2022. Various activities will be offered to the public throughout the day including special collaboration with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. One of the activities is an interactive community Art mural that connects, as does the bridge, Oregon City and West Linn. 

About the Arch Bridge Committee

The Arch Bridge Committee is comprised of more than 20 participants from West Linn, Oregon City, the Confederated Tribes, and the Department of Transportation. Selection of the appointed artists will be managed by a subcommittee of 6 people representing the OC and West Linn Chamber of Commerce’s, the Confederated Tribes, and artists from West Linn and Oregon City.

Project Summary

The project will consist of a 3-panel mural – represented by West Linn, Oregon City, and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. Each panel will be 8’L x 4’H. The chosen artist will depict a perspective of the bridge from the West Linn end, the Oregon city end, and the middle of the bridge from the Tribes/Willamette Falls perspective. The artist would create an outline of their concept on the panel with designated colors and matching numbers (think a “paint by numbers” piece). Each panel will be transported to the event where tables will be set up with paints and brushes. The public would be invited to paint the mural. The chosen artists would be asked to participate the day of the event to help with painting.

Arch Bridge Committee ResponsibilityArtist’s Responsibility
An 8’x4’ primed panel to be delivered to the ArtistCreate a concept of the assigned bridge perspective and depict that as an outline on the panel. Specify colors with designated numbers (think a paint by numbers piece).
All paints and materials for the public’s participationCoordinate with the other two artists for colors and design – a potential of not more than 2-3 meetings
Transportation of the finished panel to the eventParticipate the day of the event to assist the public with painting the mural.
Additional help and volunteers for the day of the event

Budget and Artists’ Compensation

Each artist will receive $750 for their individual mural piece and for participating the day of the event to assist the public. The Arch Bridge Committee will pick up additional costs associated with panel transportation, paints and materials for the public, and any potential materials to safely secure the panels while the public is painting them. 


Request for Qualifications IssuedMay 16,2022
RFQ DeadlineJune 17, 2022
Selection of Artists announcedJuly 1, 2022
First Artists’ meetingJuly 12,2022
Delivery of panel to ArtistAugust 1, 2022
Second Artists’ meetingSeptember 6, 2022
Pick up of finished panelSeptember 30, 2022
* Dates may change or meetings added as to the discretion of the artists

Selection Process

A 6-person subcommittee of the Arch Bridge Committee will review all applications. Three artists will be selected. Artists will be representatives of West Linn, Oregon City, and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. 

The following criteria will be used in selecting the artists:

  1. Preference for an artist whose residence is either in Oregon City or West Linn, and/or a member of the Confederated Tribes
  2. Demonstrated successful experience in community interactive art projects
  3. Demonstrated success in outdoor murals
  4. Demonstrated success in coordinating project activities with partners and the public
  5. Ability to meet deadlines of projects with similar scope
  6. Success in translating or expressing concepts and themes through artwork
  7. Level of expertise and recognition as demonstrated by the following:
    1. Works included in private public, corporate or museum collections
    2. Participation in gallery or museum exhibits
    3. Awards, grants, or other types of recognitions and accomplishments

Application and Submission requirements. Interested artists should submit a document with the following requirements. 

  1. Place of residence and/or statement of Confederate Tribe affiliation
  2. A letter describing your interest in the project as well as your preliminary vision and plan for the artwork (200 words maximum)
  3. Description of medium, process, and method the artist uses to create works of art (200 words maximum)
  4. 1-3 examples of previous works (jpeg, pdf, website or Instagram links) with Title, year, dimensions, medium, brief description.
  5. Artist’s statement (200 words maximum)
  6. Name, email, and phone number of 2 individuals who can speak to the range and quality of the artist’s experience and artwork as well as follow through with commissioned works. 

Plans are currently being discussed for pieces to be permanently displayed following the event. 
Applications and attachments can be sent to Trieste Andrews at Please use that email for any questions or clarifications.

Call for Artists: Square Foot Community Art Show

Submission May 15-29
Show Reception June 4

Free, non-juried show! 

It’s hip to be square!  If you would like to submit work to the Square Foot Show:

1. Fill out the applicationApplication

2. Make art on a deep American Easel Birch Board 12X12” add attach wire mount for hanging. Your name should be written on the back of your artwork.
3. Drop off your 12″x12″ artwork to:

Art Department LLC
254 Commercial St NE
Salem OR 97301


  • All media are accepted as long as the work fits in or on the deep 12″x12″ American Easel Birch Board, hanging vertically.
  • All work must be ready to hang with appropriate wire hardware to be accepted.
  • Print your name on the back of your artwork. 
  • Work is due Saturday, May 29, 2021 by no later than 5pm.
  • The opening reception will take place at the Art Department Concrete Gallery on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 5pm-8pm. The exhibition will run until June 20, 2021.
  • Pick up Artwork June 22-29.
  • Work must be picked up within 15 days after the exhibition end date.
  • While the Art Department will make every reasonable effort to keep your artwork safe, it is the responsibly of the artist to insure the full value of your artwork. The Art Department is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged art.
  • For questions please contact: 

Rental Sales Gallery – Open Call for New Member Artists

Submissions will be made online, from Friday, July 1st – Friday, July 22nd (please note that submissions cannot be made outside of these dates). The jury will then consider the works and a decision will be made as to which artists are to become Members. The Show will open to the public on Friday, August 26th 2022, from 4-7pm.

The Rental Sales Gallery will be hosting an open call for new Member Artists in 2022! Here will be an opportunity to join RSG and showcase your works here in the Gallery and through our website.

For more information, contact us at

A visit to the Gallery is recommended, to explore work on exhibition by current Gallery artists. This will provide an opportunity to learn about the variety of framing solutions, sizes, techniques, styles, and prices available to our Gallery clients.

Call for Artists: Lincoln High School Mural Opportunity | Portland, Oregon

Submissions Due: 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

On behalf of Portland Public Schools (PPS), the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites artists/artist teams who are either based in Oregon & Southwest Washington or attended Lincoln High School to submit their qualifications to be considered for a site-specific mural at the newly rebuilt Lincoln High School (Lincoln) in Portland, Oregon. One artist/artist team will be selected to create a mural design to be painted on the exterior west-facing wall. The budget to create a mural design is $25,000. 

Located in the Goose Hollow neighborhood, Lincoln is Oregon’s first and oldest high school. The Lincoln campus is on an 11 acre super block and will consist of a 6-story classroom tower and theatre and athletic facilities. Lincoln is scheduled to open for classes in Fall 2022 and the entire project is slated for completion in 2023. The selected artist/artist team will create a mural design that will be painted on the school’s west wall, facing SW Main St and SW 18th Ave. Additionally, community engagement will be a central component of the design process. 

Read the full details about this call and the school’s rebuild, artist eligibility, and application materials.

Who can apply?

This opportunity is open to artist/artist teams either based in Oregon/Southwest Washington or who have attended Lincoln High School. Applicants who have an interest and/or experience in community engagement processes that informs their art practice are strongly encouraged to apply.

PPS and RACC are committed to reflecting the cultural richness of our city by promoting opportunities for emerging and historically underrepresented artists. Artists/teams representing communities of color are encouraged to apply. Strong consideration will be given to artists who have experience working with youth and residents from historically underrepresented communities including communities of color, immigrant, and refugee communities to develop their artwork, including working in a historical context.

Apply online in the RACC Opportunity Portal(For first-time users of the portal, view a brief video learning how to register here.)

Learn more by watching the previously recorded info sessions:

Follow Regional Arts & Culture Council on Facebook or @regionalarts on Instagram to stay informed of this and other upcoming opportunities.

We’re Here to Help!


Contact project manager Salvador Mayoral IV with questions or to set up a time for a phone call:

Wild Arts Festival Call to Artists

The 2022 Portland Audubon Wild Arts Festival has begun accepting applications! Once again, the Wild Arts Festival will be at Portland State University Viking Pavilion’s Peter S. Stott Center. Please note that the Festival will be on the weekend of December 10 and 11.

For more information about the Wild Arts Festival, and to complete your application, go to ZAPPlication.

Application Deadline: June 12.

You may also learn more about us by visiting

Thank you for your interest in the Wild Arts Festival and we look forward to your application!

Wild Arts Festival Call to Artists
Artists Committee

Wild Arts Festival ZAPPlication

Call for Artists: Stevens-Crawford Heritage House Museum Artist-in-Residence

Application deadline: May 1, 2022
Notification: May 9-13, 2022

Residency Sessions
Artists prioritize requested months 

  • Session 1 Art in Residence: June 25 – July 24
  • Session 2 Art in Residence: July 30 – August 28
  • Session 3:  Art in Residence: September 3 – October 2

Artist Stipend: $500

Culminating with a group artist exhibit January of 2023

More details:

Click HERE to apply for SCHH AiR 2022 now

The Beaverton Arts Mix Call to Artists

Deadline to apply is May 26, 2022.

Beaverton Arts Mix! has exciting news! There will be both an in-person and online art show and sale this year, including an artists’ reception that is open to the public. BAM! is a juried art show and sale and the in-person exhibit will be at The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts (The Reser) where the award winners and a limited number of other selected artworks will be on display. The online show will include the whole BAM! collection. The show will run for six weeks, with new online artworks presented every two weeks. A detailed schedule of when each medium will be presented in the online show will be provided.

Learn more about the Call to Artists

The Call to Artists is now open!


Mar 17 – May 26 – Artists MUST apply electronically here at
Thu, May 26 – Entries must be submitted by this deadline at 5 PM PST with no exceptions.
Jun – Jury of four judges judge the submitted artworks.
Mid-Jul – Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will occur by mid-July.
Wed, Aug 10 – Juried artist’s profiles with correct pricing and details must be completed.
Wed, Aug 17 – Art drop-off at The Reser for award winners and selected artworks.
Tue, Sep 6 – Online and live art shows begin.
Thu, Sep 8 – Artist’s Reception at the Reser, from 6 – 8pm.
Sep 6 – 20 – Group one online show
Sep 21 – Oct 4 – Group two online show
Oct 5 – Oct 18 – Group three online show
Wed, Oct 19 – Live artworks picked up from 5 – 7:30pm

Call for Artists: Portland Rose Festival Art Show


JUNE 2 -29, 2022


Each year, Oregon Society of Artists partners with the Portland Rose Festival to present the annual Portland Rose Festival Art Show! Featuring work that showcases the Rose City in all of its spring resplendence, this exhibition honors the legacy and future of the Rose Festival and the city of Portland. Celebrating the creativity, diversity and talent of the individuals that comprise The Rose City, the Portland Rose Festival Art Show is a must-see year after year!

This year the exhibition seeks work that encapsulates the theme Rose City Reunion/Portland Scenes. Submissions are open to all types of art media.

The 40th Annual Portland Rose Festival Art Show will be juried by Mark Tindle, Supervisor at the Rental Sales Gallery in Portland OR.


• This is a juried show, open to both OSA members and non-members.
• The theme of the exhibition will be: Rose City Reunion/Portland Scenes. Cash prizes will be awarded.
• Accepted mediums: oil, acrylic, encaustic, watercolor, mixed media collage (must be the artist’s original work), digital art, printmaking (linocut, etching, monotype, etc), pastel, colored pencil, charcoal/dry media, photography, and 3D works (all media – no larger than 48” on any one side).
• The entry fee is: OSA Members: $35 for up to 2 pieces. Non-Members: $45 for up to 2 pieces
• Artworks and photographs must not have been exhibited previously in the OSA gallery.


WORK PICK-UP: JUN 30, 10 AM – 4 PM, JUL 1 , 10 AM – 4 PM

Questions? Email or call the OSA office. | 503-228-0706 |

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