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.

D A T E S
ENTRIES OPEN ONLINE: May 10th
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, pdxartistrelief.com)

If you have questions, contact Oregon Society of Artists:
info@osartists.org
503-228-0706

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 https://www.orcity.org/parksandrecreation/preserve-our-past-art-and-poetry-contest 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.

Sincerely,
The CaFE Team

Sewing for Life – Free Fabric Mask Covers for Medical Professionals and 1st Responders

Have you been hoarding fabric… and you sew. Are you bored  and worried about the Covid 19 crisis. 

Can you make a difference? Yes.  Sew for Lives. We made free, fabric, reusable, washable masks for all Health care givers. MD, RN CNA, MA Housekeeping, firemen, police, Home Health Our mask help protect the precious N95 masks that are in such short supply. 

If you sew and want to make mask Sign up easily at sewingforlives.com. Click that you want to sew.

If you are a healthcare giver: sign up to have masks sewn for your facility / agency. Health care providers can easily ask for masks to be make and sent to them. Free masks!

I signed up to sew and clicked the wrong button. I am now the Outreach Coordinator for Oregon for Sewing for Lives. We have over 10,000 seamstresses and have sewn over 40,000 masks. 

As part of the volunteer team, I am reaching out because the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and media outlets have informed the public that medical personnel may have only a limited supply of medical masks. Our group was created in response to the CDC’s new last-resort face mask recommendation and the stories of medical professionals resorting to office supplies to limit their exposure. Since then, our volunteers have made tens of thousands of mask covers, which have been distributed to healthcare and other support facilities across the U.S. and many more continue to be made.

Keep in mind that the mask covers our volunteer sewers create are not intended to prevent infection, or to replace personal protective equipment, but rather cover the medical grade masks.  However, they are constructed in a way that can hold up through the disinfectant process and repeated use.

The CDC guidelines we reference can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html.

Sign up to sew or order masks for health care providers…. very easy to do. 

Sue Woodworth   
503-807-0353

Website: sewingforlives.com
Facebook: facebook.com/groups/Sewingforlives

New Emergency Fund for Individual Artists

Thousands of individual creative professionals have lost contracts, gigs, and teaching work. Performance cancellations, closures and physical distancing requirements are having a devastating impact on greater Portland’s arts community.  In Multnomah County alone, more than 900 individual artists responding to a recent survey estimated nearly $9 million in lost income just for March through May, 2020. 

This is where you can give – and get – help.

RACC’s Emergency Fund for Individual Artists supports individual creative professionals who have experienced a financial loss due to the global pandemic. The fund is open to artists at all levels of their careers, in a broad variety of disciplines. Applicants will be asked to share evidence of their artistic practice, household income and financial loss in the application. RACC will make awards up to $500 in order to support as many individual artists as possible, prioritizing those without access to other COVID-19 relief funds. Technical support and translation services are available.

Give, so artists can survive economically in Oregon.
Apply, so creativity can thrive and lead our collective healing through this critical time. 


Did you take the Oregon Arts & Artists COVID-19 impact survey?

COVID-19 Arts Organizations & Artists Impact Survey

We all know the power of arts and culture to bring us together and we know that we need the arts – and artists – now more than ever to weather this challenging time.It’s difficult to predict how colleagues and friends will be affected by the coronavirus, so we are joining together to get a snapshot of the impact of what arts organizations and all the different types of artists in Oregon are facing. This will help funders be responsive, and also help all of us make the case for support to leaders in government, business and philanthropy.

Thank you in advance for taking a minute and for sharing information to help build our case. We understand there are many surveys circulating right now.

If you haven’t yet, fill out this survey being used by a consortium of regional and state-wide funders; working in partnership including the Miller Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, Tualatin Valley Creates and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Survey closes 5 p.m., Sunday, March 22 (PDT).

Additionally, Congress is making big decisions NOW about federal aid funding for the country’s nonprofit arts sector – as much as $4 billion being requested! Please ensure Oregon’s arts community is a priority by filling out a national survey from Americans for the Arts. 

Please share widely among all of your contacts and networks!Follow this link to the AFTA survey: bit.ly/nationalCOVID-19survey

Follow this link to the Oregon survey:
https://racc.org/covid19impact
Questions? Contact:Heather Nelson Kent, RACC Communications Manager, hnkent@racc.org
411 NW Park Ave Suite 101 | Portland, OR 97209 US

Call to Artists: 2020 LOCAL 14 Art Show & Sale

Show dates: October 2nd – 4th, 2020
Set up – Thursday, October 1st

Application Dates: January 25th – March 15th, 2020

Detailed prospectus and application is here:
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=8373

Notice of Acceptance in early April.

Open To: All West Coast artists, from California to Alaska, including British Columbia and Idaho.

If you have questions:

SUMMER/FALL RESIDENCIES IN MEXICO: Superb live/work studio spaces

YOUR PERSONAL RESIDENCY IN MEXICO

Superb live/work studio space for artists & writers

This summer and fall you can prepare for  a show, finish a manuscript, collect your thoughts, or plan your next body of work

Located on Lake Chapala, nestled in a ring of mountains with colorful fishing villages strung like pearls along the north shore, a slower pace of life awaits you.

When it gets hot and muggy where you live, you can be here painting or writing to your heart’s content where the weather is fresh and delightful. 

We still have several private studio apartments available You can focus on  your creative work and enjoy our gorgeous scenery and  perfect year-round climate

Rates, descriptions & pictures:

Website: www.360xochiquetzal.com

For more info write: 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com

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