Call for Art: You are Not a Robot

2D, 3D, digital media, social practice, and installation

Application Deadline: Sunday March 15, 2020
Application fee $15.00

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Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts – 57th Year
Show Dates: June 26, 27, and 28, 2020

You are Not a Robot” takes a positive, humorous, honest, and unflinching look at ourselves as humans. This exhibit examines humanity’s emotional logical, bringing together artwork and projects that reflect the familiar complexities of life; asking questions with no definitive answer. As we bravely navigate our daily lives, we are keenly aware of the risks we take. Still, we venture forth with optimism that we will make the best decisions we can based on information from our complex personal and social experiences. Our logical calculations include the incalculable, such as emotions, beliefs, ethics, traumas, joys, love, legacy, loyalty, and longing. All personal truths are valid, as chance has brought us together in this moment from our different paths. “You are Not a Robot” is an exhibition focused on examining trust in one’s perception and building a dialogue towards broader understanding and inclusivity.

Featured guest artists : Jen Brown, Alan Rose, Cayla Skillin-Blauchle, Quire

This exhibition will take place in conjunction with the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, at the Lakewood Center for the Arts inside a converted dance studio on the top floor. Artworks will be displayed on white temporary walls arranged throughout the space. The gallery will be open and monitored for the duration of the festival.

ELIGIBILITY

Works Eligible: Open to Oregon artists

  • Two-dimensional work in any medium is eligible as long as it’s smaller than 72 inches (height) x 72 inches (width) and can be displayed on the temporary walls, and must include horizontal picture hanging hardware installed on the back of the artwork.
  • Three-dimensional pieces are eligible as long as they are smaller than 7 feet (height) x 48 inches (width) x 36 inches (depth) Oddly composed 3D art, the artist must provide the appropriate sculpture stand for their presentation.
  • Wall-hung artwork must be display ready, either framed or mounted and must include horizontal picture hanging hardware installed on the back of the artwork (no zigzag sawtooth hardware).
  • All artwork must be display ready, either framed or mounted and must include horizontal picture hanging hardware installed on the back of the artwork (no zigzag sawtooth hardware). Art must be able to fit through a standard size door.

*Please note: curators will not construct any hanging devices. Work must be delivered ready to hang on a wall or stand up on a pedestal.

ENTRIES

A maximum of 10 works may be submitted per artist. Entries must be received no later than the Application deadline. You are Not a Robot juried exhibit reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry.

Artists whose work is not accepted for inclusion in You are Not a Robot may choose to participate in the Festival Open Show. For information about the Open Show, refer to Open Show Call to Artists.

This call for art will be reviewed and curators by Art in Oregon (AiO); co-founders and artists, Owen Premore and Tammy Jo Wilson. AiO fully embraces the philosophy and goals of the Festival of the Arts. Artists will be selected based on adherence to the stated theme, originality, personal voice, and technical skill.

SALES

All artwork submitted must be for sale. The price shall be at the discretion of the artist. A 40% commission from all sales will be retained by the Festival. Prices assigned by the artist must include the Festival commission. All commission proceeds benefit the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, a nonprofit organization.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications will be available at artinoregon.org

Artists must complete an online application with an accurate email that will be valid throughout the process and through the show dates. This email address will be used to notify you of your status. Notification of accepted or declined status will be emailed to the email address you use in the application process. Please check your application email inbox for all correspondence.

Your application must include:

  • Detailed information about each submitted artwork, including medium and dimensions.
  • Up to 10 images emailed to connect@artinoregon.org
  • Payment of the $15.00 application fee

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK

Unless alternative arrangements have been confirmed with the curator, Artists must deliver their work personally to the Lakewood Center, 368 S State Street, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034 on:

  • June 10, Wednesday 4-6pm & June 11, Thursday, 11am-1pm, 2020

Should the work not be sold, artists are responsible for picking up their artworks. Details for delivery and pick up will be included with the contract following your acceptance to the exhibit. Artwork pickup times are as follow:

  • Sunday, June 28th of 2020, 6:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Monday, June 29th of 2020, 11:00am – 1:00pm

CONTACT

Art in Oregon
Email: connect@artinoregon.org

ABOUT ART IN OREGON

Art in Oregon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit visual arts organization. The mission of Art In Oregon is to foster culturally rich regional communities through partnerships, advocacy and investment in artists, businesses, educational spaces and community spaces. Our goal is to build and sustain art patronage through pride in Oregon artists and pride in art ownership. We work to establish collaborative relationships with the common goal of increased visibility and access to art for all people.

ABOUT FESTIVAL FOR THE ARTS

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an arts education event of the Lakewood Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. It is held the weekend after Father’s Day each year and attracts 22-25,000 people. Contributions to the Festival are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 93-0700108.

Festival Mission Statement: The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts’ primary goal is arts education and the celebration of culture & community through art.

EVENT PROFILE

The Festival, an event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts, is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Lake Oswego is located 9 miles south of Portland, Oregon. The Festival presents the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists and enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to a weekend that is accessible to everyone. Attracting some 25,000 visitors during the three-day event, the Festival includes 6 art exhibits, food booths, music, and fine art crafts. The Festival is held in the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego and George Rogers Park. It features multiple art exhibits, music, dance and demonstrations.

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Preserve our Past: Arts and Poetry Contest for Ages 11-15

Do you know a young person who is an aspiring Artist or Poet? This opportunity is made for them. TRAG is partnering with Oregon City Parks and Rec for a young Artist and Poetry contest for ages 11-16. Prizes will be awarded. See below for all the detailed information. Open to submittals now! Deadline is April 18th. Go to bit.ly/ocartandpoetry for more information and application.  

Call for Artists – Student Art Show at The Spiral Gallery

Dear Artist,

The Spiral Gallery is pleased to once again announce our annual Student Art Show.  This event will take place in January 2020 and is an opportunity to showcase local artists of all ages (young and old) who are currently enrolled in school or an arts class or is just a student of life.  Home-schooled children are also welcome, of course. If you have artwork you would like to submit, please review the following information:

  • All work must be for sale with a 30% commission going to the gallery.
  • 2-D work (work that is hung on a wall) must be framed and ready to hang (with wires for hanging in the back).  Framing is responsibility of the artist.  Pedestals will be provided for 3-D artwork.  The local Artsmith in Estacada is a great place to get those supplies or have them do it for you.
  • Students may enter more than one piece, but the gallery will decide what is to hang depending on space available.
  • Work must remain in the gallery for the entire show month.  Work must be delivered to the gallery for display – without exception – no later than December 27, 2019

An opening reception will be held as usual for the 1st Friday of the month (January 3, 2020).  Refreshments and goodies will be served.  Students and families are encouraged to attend this fun community event!

Items can be dropped off – starting now – space is limited to the gallery show room, so good to bring art early. The attached form needs to be filled out and brought in with artwork during regular business hours, Mon – Sat, 11-6 pm, and Sundays 12-4 pm.  For more information or if you have any questions, please email Jeri Walker at sisterscove503@aol.com .

You can download the application form here.

The Student Art Show is always a fun community event – we hope you can participate!

Best regards,

Jeri Walker
Student Show Coordinator
The Spiral Gallery

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