Call for Artists: Commission of an Exterior Artwork at OIT’s Cornett Hall in Klamath Falls

Oregon Arts Commission: Invitation to Artists

The Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) request qualifications for the commission of an exterior artwork at OIT’s Cornett Hall in Klamath Falls.

OIT’s Cornett Hall in Klamath Falls

About Cornett Hall

Originally built in 1964, the 101,000 sq ft Cornett Hall has been adapted over the years to accommodate a wide variety of programs. Recent renovations have updated the building to be a modern and safe lab and classroom building to educate students for technology jobs at this growing polytechnic university. The interior architecture has an industrial yet modern feel with spaces that are open, flexible and durable for handling various engineering processes, from dirty to high tech.

Cornett Hall is the primary project lab building for the School of Engineering, Technology and Management, consisting of industrial labs, classrooms and workspaces, primarily for the departments of Civil Engineering and Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology. It is also home to the Oregon Renewable Energy Center, Campus Security and Environmental Health and Safety.


An approximate total of $130,000 is available for commissioning new site-specific exterior art, which will include artist fees, fabrication, insurance, shipping, travel, installation, documentation and all other project costs.


Artists and artist teams living in Oregon, Washington and northern California are eligible to apply. Artists currently on Oregon’s Public Artist Roster must apply directly to this call.


Completed applications must be received no later than Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee will review applications and select up to three finalists who will be invited to submit a detailed project proposal for which they will be paid a design stipend of $800. If selected as a finalist, proposers will be invited for a site visit. Though this tour is not required, it is an opportunity for artists to familiarize themselves with the art zone, surrounding space and campus community.

Art Zone: The Courtyard

The selected art zone is a 20 x 20 ft site located within the large and open-spaced courtyard area in the center of Cornett Hall. The newly redesigned courtyard is intended to serve as an outdoor learning and social space. It is highly visible from the building’s lobby and there are large bay doors that open from adjacent lab spaces into the courtyard.

All artwork materials must be durable, low maintenance and compatible with outdoor application.

Potential Aesthetic and Thematic Characteristics

*     Respectful and responsive to the architecture of Cornett Hall through materials and/or structural form;

*     Conceptually connected to engineering (civil and mechanical) through materials, material behavior, structural form;

*     Shows actual movement (kinetic) or suggestive of movement; and

*     Encourages interaction and engagement, possibly through movement, touch or sound.

More Information

For more details and how to apply see the Cornett Hall Request for Qualifications PDF.

Learn more about OIT:

Learn more about the Cornett Hall renovation project:  

Questions? Contact Renee Couture, Project Manager, 541-496-4666 or

This project is made possible through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places program.

Arts and Poetry Contest – And the Winners Are!

TRAG was asked by Oregon City Parks and Rec to help support an amazing project for young Artists and Poets.  The contest was divided into two age groups 11-13 and 14-16. Each group was asked to either write a poem or create a piece of art inspired by Oregon City’s history. Parks and Rec received a total of 20 submissions, and they were truly amazing. TRAG contributed to the jurying for each age group and helped tally the winners. 

The Contest Winners are:

Artists – 11-13 Group
First Place:  Charlotte Lennon
Second Place:  Gabriel Benischek
Third Place:  Lexus Devries

Artist 14-16 Group
First Place:  Delaney McFarland
Second Place:  Quinn Wardwell
Third Place:  Mary Cruz

Poetry – 11-13
First Place:  Freya Steed
Second Place:  Noah Graf
Third Place:  Addie Contreras

No Poetry submissions for 14-16

 Deepest thanks to our Art Jurors: Lucas Nickerson, Bonnie Moore, and Sandra Buyer; and also to our Poetry Jurors: Laura Lee Scott, Kate Gray, and Linda Appel.

Call for Artist: The 37th Annual Charbonneau Festival of the Arts

Organizers of the Charbonneau Festival of the Arts (CFA), announces the 37th Annual “Art with Flair – The Virtual Exhibition.” For the entire month of October, the virtual show will present a virtual Art Gallery and Music Stage show featuring all major art media formats presenting participating artist and musician portfolios, directly connecting to their websites and social media for purchase.

As all proceeds support the art programs for our local high schools, student art projects and exhibits will be highlighted using video in this virtual show. In addition, the very popular, fund-raiser Silent Auction will go virtual as well, beginning in October. Plans are to present awards for “People’s Choice” and for best in media category, depending on participation. Partnerships with Pamplin Media and other local media outlets, will help artists promote their participation in this year’s virtual show.

Artist Call

All 2D and 3D art media artists are invited to apply. Artists will not be juried but reviewed for acceptable content. Artists will be able to present their work in our virtual “Artist Gallery” with their very own Portfolio page including photos of their artwork in a beautiful gallery format and where interested viewers can contact the artist directly for purchase. In addition, we are offering hanging artists, the option to add a virtual 3D hanging gallery, if they wish. 

 Musician Call

Jazz and Classical music artists who perform as soloists or in small combos or ensembles, are invited to audition. Here too, the musicians will be able to present their work on their own Portfolio page with sound clips and video and where interested viewers can contact the artist directly.

If you have questions, email

Call for Artists: 200 For Under $200

Featuring 200 12″x12″ Wood Panel Pieces for Under $200 Each

How to Enter:

  • This is a juried show with awards and prizes, open to both OSA members and non- members.
  • Accepted mediums: oil, encaustic, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, charcoal and dry media, photography, mixed media collage (must be the artist’s original work), 3D work must fit within the wood panel dimensions and be ready and able to hang as per the instructions on page 2.
  • The Entry Fee is:
    All Artists: $35 for 1 panel ($15 for each additional panel, up to 3 total). Entry Fee includes a 12” x 12” cradled birch panel from American Easel.

Rules for Entry

  • All artwork must be created on OSA provided wood panels.
  • Artwork must be unframed and the edges must be finished for this show. Raw edges will not be accepted.
  • All work must be for sale and priced at $200 or below.
  • Work must remain on exhibit for the entire duration of the show. Work sold may be picked up the week of December 21st.
  • The artist may not arrange for the work to be sold outside OSA during the duration of the show.
  • You must fill out and sign an OSA Consignment Form.
  • Arrangements for delivery of work sold must be made between the artist and buyer if the buyer is not local.
  • The Gallery reserves the right to reject artwork that crosses acceptable lines. This would include misogynistic imagery, depiction of extreme violence or graphic sexuality, and objectionable political or religious imagery.
  • OSA does not take commission on this show. In leiu of this, we ask that artists consider donating to OSA if their piece(s) sell.

Show Dates:

*open to entries while supplies last

TAKE-IN: November 30th, 10am – 4pm December 1st, 10am – 1pm

SHOW OPENS: December 3rd RECEPTION: December 3rd, 6pm-8:30pm SHOW CLOSES: January 7th

PICK-UP: January 8th, 10am – 1pm January 9th, 10am – 4pm

Call for Artists: 8×8 Art Gallery for Art for the Heart

8×8 Art Gallery @ Art for the Heart

Create for a good cause! Donate 8×8 artworks to support The Arts Center.

The Second Annual 8×8 Gallery is an invitation to all established, emerging, and youth artists from across the service region — All artists are encouraged to create and submit work.

Works of all media will be shown in the 8×8 Art Show in the Corrine Woodman Gallery, and be a part of our fall gala fundraiser Art for the Heart (October 10, 2020). Your donated artworks will be sold for at least $40, and all proceeds will support creative community arts programs.

For more information, contact Kimberly Long

Call for Artists: 2021 ODFW Art Competitions Announced. Deadline: 9/25

Artists are invited to compete in one or all three of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2021 stamp art competitions. The winning artist in each contest receives a $2,000 award.

ODFW’s stamp art competitions:

Habitat Conservation Stamp
Art entries must feature an eligible species from the Oregon Conservation Strategy in its natural habitat. See contest rules and entry form for a list of eligible species.

Upland Game Bird Stamp Contest
All entries must feature the spruce grouse in its natural habitat setting. See contest rules and entry form for more information.

Waterfowl Stamp Contest
Art entries must feature Western Canada goose, surf scoter, cinnamon teal, or snow goose in its natural habitat setting: More information on the contest rules and entry form.

Entries can be delivered or shipped to ODFW headquarters between August 28 and 5 p.m. September 25, 2020 at 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302. Artists, please see the final page on contest rules for packaging tips.

A panel will judge artwork based on artistic composition, anatomical accuracy of the species, and general appeal. All qualifying submissions are displayed for public viewing at ODFW’s annual November art show, date TBD.

Collector’s stamps, art prints and other promotional materials are produced from first place artwork. Proceeds from product sales are used habitat improvement, research surveys, and conservation projects.

Interested artists are encouraged to visit ODFW’s stamp art competition webpage for more information on the contests and to view entries from previous years.

Visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website to learn more and view the original announcement.

Call for Artists: THE ART of SHELTERING IN PLACE. A Benefit for Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund

OSA is proud to announce a new online show featuring artwork created by artists while confined to their homes and studios. 

Join OSA in a celebration of creativity unleashed during this quarantine.  Help us bring hope, spread joy and give back to our community.  Please enjoy artwork featured in the following categories:

  •  “Essential Workers”
  • “The Healing Power of Nature”
  •  “Interior Moods & Places”
  •  “Safe Open Spaces”
  •  “Community Matters”

This is an online non-juried show, open to both OSA members and non-members.

SHOW: June 1st to July 31st

The entry fee is $35 for 2 pieces of work ($10 of each entry fee will be donated to Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund,

If you have questions, contact Oregon Society of Artists:

Preserve Our Past: Arts and Poetry Contest for Ages 11-16 – Deadline Extended

Arts and Poetry Contest for agest 11-16. Prizes included!

Do you know a young person age 11-16 that is an aspiring Artist or Poet? OC Parks is running an Art and Poetry contest based on Oregon City’s history. Prizes will be awarded! Go to for detailed information and application.

Enter by May 31st!

National Emergency Relief Fund Announced

Today, a consortium of funders (see list below*) announced the creation of the Artist Relief, a $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers that will provide $5,000 no-strings-attached grants. It is intended for anyone who earns income from their creative or artistic practice and who has also been affected by COVID-19. Artists or creative workers who have been negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis should visit the Artist Relief webpage and funding application, which includes a COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers designed by Americans for the Arts.

*The $10 million fund created by Artist Relief is comprised of a $5 million matching gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as well as contributions from 7|G Foundation, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Amazon Literary Partnership, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Arison Arts Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Ford Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort, Jerome Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Kraus Family Foundation, LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, Metabolic Studio, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, Richard Salomon Family Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Sue Hostetler and Beau Wrigley Family Foundation, Teiger Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The Willem de Kooning Foundation.

Stay up-to-date on the latest updates by visiting WESTAF’s COVID-19 Resources and Information page.

The CaFE Team

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