Call for Artists: What If???

Entry Deadline: 12/1/22

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Gallery 114 invites you to submit your work based on “imaginative commitments that did not happen”, “answers to absurd hypothetical questions” or however “what if” strikes you!  Please feel free to interpret this call in a serious or whimsical fashion.  We will be seeking quality artistic expression that embraces this theme with creative integrity. We welcome all forms of painting and drawing, sculpture and photography, plus fiber arts, digital arts and more. We strive to be inclusive and open to seeing what you present for your entries.

Our gallery is one of the oldest art collectives on the west coast and is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon’s bustling arts playground, the Pearl District.

At Gallery 114, you can “expect the unexpected” because we are artist owned, artist run and artists unleashed.  We encourage our members as well as jury participants to take risks and explore new and different creative efforts with underlying quality and integrity. We encourage emerging and established artists to apply.

For this show, “What If”, we turn our gallery over to innovative artists who test boundaries and dive into their sense of expressivd freedom.

This exhibit will be opening on First Thursday, January 5,2023, 6-9pm.  It will be open to the public Thursday-Sunday, 12-5 throughout the month.  It will also be accessible to view on our website-

Deadline for Submission to CAFE:   December 1, 2022

The exhibit will be held from January 5- January 28, 2023

Media: All 2 and 3 dimensional media welcome. Works must be original .

Size: An individual Work should not extend beyond 7 ft in height and 5 feet in width.
Prices for a single piece should not exceed $5000.

Submission Fees: $35 for three submissions.

Call for Artists: Wall Calendar Photo Contest 2023

Entry Deadline: 10/28/22

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Brooks Resources Corporation, based in Bend, Oregon, is a real estate development company that has delivered quality real estate products and services in Central Oregon since 1969. Offering a diverse choice of premier neighborhoods in Central Oregon, Brooks Resources Corporation is committed to the preservation of the natural environment around home sites, positive growth of communities and an active relationship with the communities of Central Oregon.


Photographers are invited to enter an original photo in the 2nd annual Brooks Resources Corporation calendar image contest. The Brooks Resources Wall Calendar features a professional photograph each year that captures the essence of Central Oregon. Distributed for free among area residents, visitors and businesses, the Wall Calendar is an annual staple in the region for the last 4 decades. Following the success of of last year’s contest, we are again hosting a contest for one Artist to have their photograph featured on the 2023 Wall Calendar and receive a grand prize of $1,500.

Call for Artists: Lasting Impressions: Print Showcase

Deadline: September 23, 2022

The Gallery at Oregon Society of Artists is proud to present Lasting Impressions: Print Showcase. This show will celebrate all forms of printmaking! From monotype to lithography, woodblock, risograph, and more, this non-juried exhibition features works made through the rich and varied traditions of printmaking.

Print processes, whether rigorous and repetitive, or singular gestures, rely on the moment of impression–the instance plate touches paper. This magical moment leaves a lasting impression, creating works of art that can offer rich tonal surfaces, bold graphic qualities, and atmospheric textures. Open to any and all subject matter, Lasting Impressions aims to showcase the beauty and diversity of printmaking in all of its multitude forms.


• This is a non-juried show, open to both OSA members and non-members.

• The theme is work made through printmaking processes.

• Open to all 2-d printmaking processes (lithography, lincouts, drypoint, aquatint, woodcuts, engraving, etching, risograph, screenprint, collograph, monotype, etc.)

The entry fee is:
OSA Members: $35 for up to 2 pieces
Non-Members: $45 for up to 2 pieces

• Artworks and photographs should be works recently made within the last year and must not have been exhibited previously in the OSA gallery.

Request for Proposals: Artist for Kalama Children’s Library Mural

We’re looking for an artist to paint a mural in the children’s area inside the Kalama Public Library!

The Kalama Public Library has received a donation for an original, hand-painted wall mural in the children’s area inside the library.

This mural will feature children, items specific to the Kalama community, and reference to chldren’s author Lois Lenski. This mural should be colorful and inspirational to chldren.

Any artist demonstrating ability to execute a successful mural is encouraged to apply.

  • Budget: $5,000
  • Mural Area: Approx. 612 square feet
  • Deadline to Apply: September 5, 2022
  • Selection of Artist: September 26, 2022
  • Project Begins: October 3 2022
  • Project Completion Date: Friday, October 28, 2022

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Details and all application instructions listed in Request for Proposals: Artist for Kalama Children’s Library Mural.

Questions? Contact the Library

Call for Artists: Midland Library | Exterior Canopy Artwork Design

Approved by Multnomah County voters in 2020, the Library Capital Bond Project will include expansions and renovations to seven branch libraries; building an East County flagship library; adding gigabit speed internet to all libraries; and creating a materials handling and distribution center, also known as the Library Operations Center. The renovation and expansion of Midland Library is part of the Chapter One Projects phase of the bond project. The exterior canopy artwork at the library is one of three public art elements intended for the new site.

In partnership with Multnomah County Library (MCL), the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites artists/artist teams living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a site-specific exterior artwork at the soon-to-be renovated library.

One artist/artist team will be selected to create a design for a 2-dimensional exterior artwork that will be installed on the underside of the canopy along the south side of the building, visible to vehicular traffic on SE 122nd Ave as well as pedestrians entering the library from the street and parking lot. The budget available for the commission comes from Multnomah County’s Percent for Art Program and is $40,000.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 5 pm PDT. 

Further information about the project can be downloaded here.

Important Dates

August 5, 2022 – RFQ launch

August 17, 2022 at 12:30pm – Instagram Live Info Session. Follow @regionalarts on Instagram to stay informed.

August 24, 2022 at 5:00pm – Zoom Info Session. RSVP here.

August 31, 2022 – Applications due

(Early/mid) September 2022 – Panel review and artist selection including interviews

(Late) September 2022-January 2023 – Community Engagement and Participatory Design

February 2023 – Design submitted to contractor for procurement

March-October 2023 – Intermittent construction administration, installation will happen towards the end of this period

Call for Art: The Ghost Show

Submission deadline: August 26th
Exhibit Opening: Friday, September 23
Exhibit Closing: November 1, 2022

Art in Oregon established the Mary Elizabeth Gallery in collaboration with the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House Museum in Oregon City. Artists chosen will have their work displayed in a home built in 1908 by prominent real estate investors Harley Stevens and his wife, Mary Elizabeth. The house was restored to much of its original Edwardian splendor through donations of furnishings and textiles. A visit to the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House Museum will transfer you back to Progressive Era inventions and innovations.  It’s also probably haunted. The Mary Elizabeth Gallery can accommodate most artwork sizes. This call is open to all mediums. We welcome modern takes on ghosts as well as traditional themes!

To apply complete the basic application form that includes a brief artist statement. Then email 3-5 images and image information to: AND

Artist Eligibility

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Artists must be a resident of Oregon for at least six months at the date of application.

Image submission requirements

  • Images of artwork must be of high quality. 
  • Image files must be in .jpeg, tiff, or pdf format
  • Label all artwork digital files as follows – First name-Last name-title-size.jpeg
  • Copyright remains with the artist and is the responsibility of the artist.

About Art in Oregon
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. Learn more at

Call for Artists: Excellence In Fibers 2023

Entry Deadline: 8/21/22

Call for Entry, July 1 through August 21, 2022. This juried exhibition will appear in the winter issue of Fiber Art Now to be released January 1, 2023, and artworks juried into the exhibition will be eligible for the onsite exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles August 23, 2023 through January 7, 2024.

Artists are invited to enter 2D and 3D innovative artwork of original design that stretches the boundaries of fiber and textile techniques. The artwork must include a fiber component or textile technique. Accepted media and techniques include:

  • Bamboo
  • Basketry
  • Bojagi
  • Book arts
  • Cotton
  • Crochet
  • Embroidery
  • Fusing
  • Hand tufting
  • Handmade paper
  • Hemp
  • Knitting
  • Knotting
  • Latch hooking
  • Macramé
  • Needle felting
  • Nuno felting
  • Polyester
  • Quilting
  • Rayon
  • Rug hooking
  • Sashiko
  • Shibori dyeing
  • Silk
  • Tapestry
  • Weaving
  • Wet felting
  • Wool

We are pleased to have Kate Irvin as the juror for Excellence In Fibers 2023. Irvin is curator and head of the costume and textiles department at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. She oversees a collection of 30,000 fashion and textile items that range in date from 1500 BCE to the present and represent traditions and innovations across the globe.

Artists may submit up to three individual works of art as full images only. Detail images will not be accepted for this Call for Entry. Define all works in one submission listing each entry with its title followed by the information for materials, techniques, dimensions, date completed, and statement for each title. Notifications will be emailed on or before September 6. Artists who enter more than one artwork will receive two different notifications, one for the invited work, and another for the work(s) that were not invited. Juried selections will include only one artwork per artist. Prizes will be awarded for 1st $300, 2nd $250, and 3rd $200 selections.

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Call for Artists: 1st Annual Connect The Gorge

TDAC is proud to announce a new open call for artists of all mediums in the Columbia Gorge Region. With the diminished opportunities for artists unaffiliated with galleries, we are excited to provide artists from the area a space to exhibit their work collectively. We are looking for emerging and established artists to showcase the talent that exists in the region. The represented geographic range is Troutdale to Goldendale within 100 miles North and South of the Columbia River. This includes artists who have strong connections to the Gorge, ie. resided or consider it a place of origin. Submissions will be accepted online via Cafe. Work will be selected by TDAC Staff. Nancy Houfek Brown will judge the work to select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize. Your entry fee will be pooled for cash prizes which will range between $100-250 depending on participation. 

Exhibition Dates: September 2 – October 1

Opening: September 2  5:30-7:30

Submission Timeline: 

August 20:  Submissions Due

August 24:  Notice of Selected Work

August 25 – August 31: Deliver to TDAC


Nancy Houfek Brown, Associate Member of WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WEST, is an established Oregon artist living and working in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. She is on the roster of artists exhibited at Art of Oak in Hood River, Oregon, and her recent paintings have also been showing at the Columbia Center for the Arts Gallery in Hood River, where she recently took First Place in “The Best of the Gorge,” and Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland. Ten of her large works were on exhibit at the Portland International Airport from August 2016 through July 2017. Her art has also been shown in galleries in Texas, California, Ohio, Colorado, Minnesota, and Massachusetts, where she was a juried member of the Cambridge Artists’ Association.

Call for Artists: Fall Oil Juried Showcase

The Gallery at Oregon Society of Artists is celebrating all forms of oil media! From pastels, to paints, cold wax, encaustic, and oil-based inks, oil media provides a wealth of luscious colors, textures and surfaces for the artists’ repertoire.


• This is a juried show, open to both OSA members and non-members.
• The theme is oil based media.
• Accepted mediums: oil paints, oil-based pastels, encaustic, cold wax, and oil-based inks.
• The entry fee is:
OSA Members: $35 for up to 2 pieces
Non-Members: $45 for up to 2 pieces
• Artworks should be works recently made within the last year and must not have been exhibited previously in the OSA gallery.

ART DROP OFF: AUG 29, 10 AM – 4 PM and AUG 30, 10 PM – 1 PM
ART PICK-UP: SEPT 29, 10 AM – 4 PM and SEPT 30 , 10 AM – 4 PM

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