Call for Artists: 2020 Oregon City Festival of the Arts

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Oregon City Festival of the Arts

For the fifth year, the Three Rivers Artist Guild is presenting an arts, culture and heritage event known as the Oregon City Festival of the Arts (OCFOTA) on August 8 and 9, 2020. The Festival will again be held at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center located at 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045. Hours of Operation are 10-5 each day. OCFOTA draws an attendance of 2500-3000 throughout the weekend.

As artists and community leaders, our mission is to encourage and support all forms of art in Oregon City and Clackamas County. The goal of the event is to promote visual and performing artists, the heritage community, tourism groups and local food and beverage vendors to create a unique community event. This event is free to the public.

Your point of contact is Trieste Andrews at

This is a juried art show open to residents of Oregon and Washington State. A nonrefundable $20 jury fee application is due no later than April 15, 2020.

If accepted, the booth fee is $135. This includes your booth space (10’ x 10’) and marketing for the Oregon City Festival of the Arts.

Please note: This is an outdoor event on the grass. Although we make every effort to find the most level and suitable booth spaces, not all locations are perfectly flat. Also, there is no power available for the booths. Please note, we periodically experience inclement weather. The ground may be wet. Please be prepared for potential showers or wind.

No more than two artists may share a booth and art must be compatible. Both must be juried in and send in separate applications and jury fees. You will share the booth fee of $135.

Important Dates to remember:

  • April 15, 2020: Jury fee and application due date.
  • May 1, 2020: Jury results sent to artists.
  • June 30, 2020: $135 booth payments due.
  • August 7, 2020: Friday Festival set-up
  • August 8 and 9, 2020: Oregon City Festival of the Arts

Application to jury and payment:

If interested, please fill out the application form, payment and digital images online at the following site. Please note that if accepted, your bio will be used for social media advertising. What you include in your statement is exactly what will be posted on Instagram and Facebook for marketing. Please make it approximately 100 words. The digital images are what we will be using for the jury process – so submit your best work!

Just a note: Each year we conduct an artists’ survey after the show. We take this feedback very seriously. As a result, we will be reaching out to different guilds to make the genres more balanced and include more disciplines. This means that the jurying process will be more competitive.

Thanks for your interest and participation.

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 .

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