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!

Oregon City Festival of the Arts – Deadline Extended!

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

Although we have received a great response for the Oregon City Festival of the Arts, we have decided to extend the date of Application to May 1st, and the acceptance announcement to May 15th.

If you have been thinking of applying – please do! We are particularly looking for unique genres to ensure the balance of mediums.

If you or anyone you know works in the realm of Woodworking, 3D Metal Working, Sculpting or any kind of unique expression, we urge you to apply.

This is a fun and exciting annual event that takes place each year during the second weekend of August. The Festival typically draws 2500-3000 people over the weekend with over 60 artists’ booths, food vendors, local theatrical and musical performances, an Emerging Artists’ Exhibit, a Children’s Craft Corner, and so much more.

Go to https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/call-for-artists-2020-oregon-city-festival-of-the-arts/ for details and application.

Call for artists: Oregon City Festival of the Arts – one more month left until the submission deadline

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

One more month until the Call for Artists closes for this annual event.

The Oregon City Festival of the Arts takes place on August 8th and 9th outdoors at the beautiful End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.

We are especially looking for artists in the genres of Woodworking, 3D Metalworking, Sculpture, Textiles, and Unique Mediums.

The Festival attracts 2500-3000 over the weekend. It includes over 60 Artists’ booths, all day entertainment on 2 stages, a free children’s craft corner, an emerging artist exhibit, a silent auction, and so much more.

For details and application go to:  https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/call-for-artists-2020-oregon-city-festival-of-the-arts/

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:

Call for Artists: SWA Spring Show and Sale

Open to all artists, 18 and older

Location: Vancouver Water Resource Center / 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA

The SWA Spring Show is a professionally judged, non juried show and sale representing a wide variety of art media and disciplines. It features over $1600 in cash prizes in 6 judged categories, sponsor selected awards and a Peoples’s Choice award. Karen Madsen, Artstra Board Chair, serves as judge for this exhibition. She has a MA in studio art from New York University. Learn more about Karen by visiting her website: kcmadsen.net

Show dates / times

Thursday, April 30, 11am-5pm
Friday, May 1, 12pm-8pm
Saturday, May 2, 12pm-8pm, Reception 5pm-7pm
Sunday May 3, 12pm-3pm

Delivery / Pickup

Deliver work: Tuesday, April 28, 12pm – 5pm
Pick up work: Sunday, May 3, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Categories

  1. Oil and acrylic on canvas or board not under glass
  2. Water Media including watercolor, acrylic and ink
  3. Combined Media including mixed media, digitally painted (NO photographer or digitally manipulated photos), hand pulled prints and other combined media
  4. Pencil, Colored Pencil, graphite, charcoal or conte
  5. Pastels including oil and soft pastels
  6. 3 D work including small sculpture, woodwork, and glass (no furniture)

Eligibility

  • Open to all artists 18 & older.
  • Original work only: no copies, classwork or collaborations. No reproductions of originals or copyrighted images.
  • Art must not have been previously entered in a SWA show.
  • Art must be appropriate for public spaces.
  • Show committee reserves the right to determine whether art meets the show or category requirements.

Registration / Entry

  • Open to all artists 18 & older.
  • Artists may enter up to 3 works of art.
  • Art must be dry and ready to hang with wire that is at least 2 inches below the top. No saw tooth hangers or clips. Art not properly wired may be rejected.
  • Maximum within 36” and a maximum height is 36” for hanging art. Larger pieces are displayed on easels. Large pieces incur an additional fee and are limited to one per artist, as space allows.
  • Weight limits: 2D—not to exceed 20 lbs. 3D—not to exceed 40 lbs.
  • Registration closes on April 17, or when 200 pieces of art are registered.
  • Registration will be invoiced via PayPal and is due upon receipt. Registrations not paid by April 17 will be void.

Fees

Members 1 entry- $20; 2 entries- $35; 3 entries- $45 

Non-members  1entry- $30; 2 entries- $45; 3 entries- $55 Additional $10 for pieces over 36”x 36”

Register for the 2020 SWA Spring Show

CALL FOR ARTISTS | 2020 GLEAN PROGRAM

This has been one of the best artistic experiences I have had, and I feel
very fortunate to have been selected as one of the five 2019 artists. The
residency has been one of incredible growth.

– Asa Mease, GLEAN 2019

APPLY HERE

The GLEAN Program invites artists to push the boundaries of material exploration. With the opportunity /challenge of gathering materials from the Metro Central Transfer Station, (aka, “the dump”), the five selected GLEAN artists will broaden their practice in truly unpredictable ways. There is still time to submit your application. If you are interested in applying to the GLEAN program act now! 

The GLEAN art program lasts five months and provides each artist with a $2,000 stipend to support their practice. One of the five spots is reserved for a current student. Artists also receive studio visits, marketing support, seemingly endless materials to work with, and a final exhibition in Fall 2020 at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center. This is an amazing opportunity, don’t wait to apply!

Applications are now live on CaFE and will close on March 1, 2020 at 10:59 Pacific Time. 

APPLY HERE

Women’s Heritage Figures – Call for Artists!

Did you know that this year 2020 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Oregon’s ratification of Amendment 19 which placed women’s voting rights in the Constitution? TRAG has been asked to participate in a year long celebration celebrating women’s rights over the past 100 years. Clackamas County Heritage Council, CCHC, recently asked the Guild to create ten 5-foot cut out figures that depict women’s rights since the mid 1850’s.

These will have a cut out for the face so that the public can take pictures of themselves inside them. Think of the Suffragettes of the 1800’s, Rosie the Riveter from the 1940’s, the bra-burning hippies from the 1960’s, and the #metoo women’s march just 2 years ago. These are only some of the ideas we will be presenting to our artists and participating sponsors.

They will be installed in various places around town, and will receive recognition and exposure through social media, newspapers, and a possible “scavenger hunt”. Artists will be compensated for their work in creating the figures.

Please email president@threeriversartistguild.com if you would like to be a part of this exciting event either as an artist or a volunteer.

More information to follow. 

Updated on May 3, 2020

Thanks to all who volunteered for this project. Originally 8 TRAG artists were going to create historical figures depicting women’s rights to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Women Suffragette movement. Each figure was to be a life-size cutout which the public could take a photo opportunity with. They were to be installed at the Heritage sites and various businesses in Oregon City. However, when the pandemic hit, the plans were put aside.
 
A virtual meeting with the Clackamas County Heritage Council was held on April 15th. Possibilities were discussed to either postpone or continue by a different method. Ideas were considered such as an application like Jib Jab where the public can superimpose their faces onto virtual figures and/or the distribution of coloring books. A second meeting took place just this past week, and it was decided to decrease the number of heritage figures from 8 to 2. These will be installed at 2818 NE 10th Ave in Portland from May 16-30th during the “Parading in Place” event sponsored by the Rose Festival. Go to (https://www.paradinginplace.com/) for more information on this fun event.

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