Call to Artists

Honoring Our Rivers
As kids say goodbye to summer and return to school, many will have great memories of fishing, swimming, boating or just being next to a special river. Honoring Our Rivers, Oregon’s only student anthology focused on rivers and watersheds, is encouraging students to turn those memories into works of art—and submit them for publication in the 2016 Honoring Our Rivers anthology. Submissions are now being accepted, with a final deadline of January 31, 2016.
Honoring Our Rivers is an effort that engages the creative capacities of youth to promote and nurture respect for cherished rivers in the Pacific Northwest – and the watersheds that give them life. For the past 15 years, the anthology has featured original paintings, drawings, photographs, poems and essays created by students, from kindergarten through college, in Oregon and beyond. Over 4,000 anthologies are distributed free of charge to schools and libraries.
Visit for complete guidelines, submission form, teaching aids and more information about Honoring Our Rivers. Submissions can be emailed to or mailed to:
Honoring Our Rivers, c/o Willamette Partnership, 4640 SW Macadam, Suite 50, Portland, OR 97239.

Seeks singers for their seventh annual community chorus. The concert benefits four nonprofit organizations that serve and educate women and girls: Grandma’s House of Central Oregon, American Association of University Women (AAUW), Soroptimist of Bend and Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus.
Directed by Connie Norman singers will develop vocal skills, performance expression, stage presence and learn how to sing four-part acappella harmony. This chorus is non-auditioned and is open to women and girls 8-88.Experienced and inexperienced singers are welcomed.This year’s theme is Happy Together.The songs are upbeat, familiar and fun to learn. Learning track CDs of each individual part are provided.Rehearsals are held on Thursday at the Bend Senior Center.Cost to participate is $50 Scholarships are available.Saturday, November 21 two performances at 2pm and 7pm at Summit High School, visit Facebook or contact Nancy Ueland at, 541-383-3142.
High Desert Art League (HDAL) is currently accepting applications for new members. HDAL is a professional artists’ group working to support the advancement of its member artists through exhibitions, education and related outreach. Please refer to the HDAL website for information about our league, submission for membership and to view work by current members. We strive to have a varied group of artists in regard to art style, subjects and mediums. If your art will contribute to our group’s diversity you may contact us through our website:

SMART, Start Making A Reader Today, is gearing up for the fourth annual SMART Art: Show, Sale, Social on October 22 at 5:15pm at Kendall Toyota in Bend. Each year SMART invites young artists to participate in the Art Contest connected with SMART Art.
SMART at the Library is also an opportunity for us to recruit volunteers for the 2015-2016 program year. Come to your local Library and find out more about what it takes to be a volunteer for SMART in your local schools. It only requires one hour a week, it’s fun and it’s of great benefit to the kids.
Bring your friends, bring your children, bring your grandchildren and join us for an entertaining afternoon of volunteer recruitment and artistic fun. or 541-355-5600 to learn more about SMART.

Sisters art gallery looking for two new artist members. Medium should be metal or wood sculpture. Send portfolio images with dimensions and prices to:

Redmond Senior Center Artists
Redmond Senior Center is excited and proud to announce a new exhibition program promoting local artists. We are soliciting individuals, groups and clubs to participate in multi-interest arts and crafts shows. Our facility is at 325 NW Dogwood, Redmond, hours 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday. 541-548-6325,

Second Friday each month is inviting all media artists, if you are interested in participating.

Twigs Gallery and Home Goods is accepting submissions for artwork with a fiber component to be displayed in the gallery for month long shows beginning the fourth Friday of each month. The work can range from art quilts to felting, knitting, crocheting and mixed fiber media. The body of work submitted should have a theme and all work must be for sale. You can submit proposals in person to Jean Wells Keenan, All pieces will be reviewed for placement in the gallery. Jillian at 541-549-6061.

Join the fastest growing diverse fine art and fine craft co-op gallery in Central Oregon. Looking for talented 2D and 3D artists who can work in the gallery two days a month and bring uniqueness to the mix. Contact jury chair Susan Harkness-Williams at 541-788-2486 or

The Workhouse is a multifunctional creative space located in the Old Ironworks District of Bend. We are recruiting arts and lifelong learning instructors for our fall quarter of community education classes. We are offering paid positions to people with knowledge and skills in various subject areas that have the ability to teach in our community. We are open to a variety of mediums including, but not limited to drawing and painting, mix media, sewing/fiber arts, literary arts, videography/photography, digital media, DIY home economic projects, jewelry making and professional development skills. If you are interested in applying or if you would like more information, even if your skill set/subject area is not stated above, please email

Arts in the Hospital, three venues through St. Charles Healthcare, Cancer Center Bend and Redmond Cancer Center. Please send your requests/submissions to Linda Francis-Strunk, coordinator, Arts in the Hospital,

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