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Call to Artists April 2014


Smith Rocks Paint Out
The High Desert Art League and Smith Rocks State Park will present the second annual Smith Rocks Paint Out (SRPO) on June 21, 2014. Artists working in 2-D media are invited to participate in this unique plein-air opportunity. Join us and share your creativity in beautiful Smith Rock State Park. The price is right (FREE) and it is a snap to register. Registration and participation information: http://www.smithrockpaintout.com/



LUMIN Art Studios
Call to artists: We’re looking to feature guest artists at our monthly open studio events. You will have one wall area and a table. So far we have April lined up. Go to www.luminartstudios.com/p/blog-page.html for info on how to apply. If you know someone who would be interested, share this! Get in touch with any questions.


Art in the High Desert Artist Hosts Needed
Art in the High Desert’s Home Hosting Program is designed to help out artists with lodging as well as connect community, artist and show. If you are interested in hosting a visiting artist during the 2014 show, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Artist’s Garage Sale
May 3 10am-3pm, Cascade School of Music. Clean out your studios! Sell old inventory and supplies!  $35 gives you a 6’x6’ space (including table) in a wonderful downtown location with ample parking, advertising and electronic flyers to distribute to your email list, the weekend before Mother’s Day. You control your own ‘bank’. Limit 11 artists. Contact Sue at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-408-5524.


Call to Artists
Membership in newly forming artist-run gallery in Sisters. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We are hoping to begin move-in in mid-April with a grand opening by June. Located on the west end of Hood Ave. (next to Gary Cooley Gallery), hence our name: Hood Avenue Art. Newly formed LLC consisting of a core group of professional artists (Tina Brockway, Katherine Taylor, Kathleen Keliher, Winnie Givot, Elyse and Stephen Douglas, Mitch and Michelle Deadrick and Patricia Freeman-Martin). Opening  the space for at least 10 memberships and looking for professional submissions to include glass, ceramics, jewelry, wood and 2-D art.


2014 Eastern Oregon Arts Festival
Friday, May 2 – Artist Reception 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday, May 3 – Eastern Oregon Arts Festival – 10am – 3pm
Open to all professional artists, 18 years and older. Only original work designed, created and executed by the artist will be exhibited and for sale. Artists from throughout the region are welcome. Artists are responsible for delivery and setup of their artwork in the area designed Eastern Oregon Arts Festival Chair. Artist’s display shall be manned by artist or their designated person. Artists will be assigned space inside local businesses or outside on the street. Please mark on your application which you prefer. Businesses are not responsible for attending or selling of artist’s work. Businesses will be located on the 100 and 200 blocks of East Main St. in downtown Hermiston, Oregon.
Accepted artists are also strongly encouraged to display 2 pieces of their work at the Artist Reception, Friday evening. A mandatory artist meeting will be held just prior to Artist Reception – to handout maps, and provide final details.
Media: Artwork may include any media, two or three dimensional: paintings, sculpture, jewelry, wood carving, airbrush, mixed media, drawings, photography, print making, metal sculpture, and ceramics.
Conditions: Eastern Oregon Arts Festival reserves the right to refuse work that is deemed inappropriate for a family audience. If you have not been a previous exhibitor in the Eastern Oregon Arts Festival, you must provide examples of artwork and be juried into the festival by the committee. New Artists must submit 4-5 images of your work by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail a CD with images to DAC, Attention: Eastern Oregon Arts Festival, PO Box 554, Hermiston, OR 97838 . A committee member will contact you if you are accepted into the Eastern Oregon Arts Festival.


The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
Supporting and benefiting the works of talented artists from around the world for 29 years. The prizes awarded to selected artists are designed to help these artists gain valuable exposure and advance their careers in the art world.


Call to Artists for St. Charles Healthcare-Bend
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,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2014 Deschutes County Fair  Talent Show
Wednesday, July 30, 12-3pm on Eberhards Dairy Food Court Stage, singers, musicians, dancers, bands, magicians, jugglers and acts of all kinds! Four acts will each win a $150 prize & perform again on Saturday. Send a CD, DVD, videotape (no 8mm) and/or photos along with name, age, address and phone number to: Deschutes County Fair, Talent Show Audition, 3800 Airport Way, Redmond, OR 97756. All audition materials must be at the Fairgrounds by Monday, July 7 - notification will be completed by Monday, July 14.


11th Annual Around the Block Fiber Arts Stroll
Seeking artists who specialize in any fiber-related art for the Around the Block Fiber Arts Stroll on Sunday, July 6, 12-4pm in downtown Sisters. This is THE kick-off event for a week of festivities for the 39th Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Excellent opportunity to showcase your work to hundreds of art enthusiasts! Entry form deadline is April 15. Forms available at http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/events.htm#ATB or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 541-549-0989.

Creative Writing Competition
The Nature of Words Call for Submissions for writers in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The deadline is June 1. The competition is open to commercially unpublished writers in three genres, fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, and three age categories, 15-18, 19-25 and 25+. Winners receive a cash prize, are invited to an awards ceremony in Bend and are featured in The Nature of Words’ annual anthology. Submissions are judged by a panel of professional writers. This year’s panel includes fiction judge Chantal Strobel, community relations and development manager for the Deschutes Public Library; creative nonfiction judge David Jasper, journalist for The Bulletin; and poetry judge, Dr. Emily Carr, director of the Low-Residency MFA at OSU-Cascades. www.thenatureofwords.submittable.com/submit.


Career Opportunity Grant
Oregon Arts Commission deadline for online applications for Oregon professional artists is April 7. Career Opportunity Grants enable artists working in all disciplines to take advantage of unique opportunities to advance their careers. The grants, ranging up to $1,500, can fund artists’ participation in opportunities such as national and international exhibits, travel to trade fairs and film festivals and attendance at conferences or workshops to expand artists’ professional knowledge base. Applications only online: www.oregonartscommission.org/grants/grants-for-individual-artists.

Vista Bonita Glass Art Studio & Gallery
222 W Hood St., Ste. B, Sisters. Looking for artists to consign in our approximately 800 square foot gallery, a working glass art studio collocated with the gallery. Looking for: unique art, functional pottery, artistic pottery, metal art, glass art, fiber art. No paintings or photography at this time. We will jury your work to see if it fits into our vision. 55/45 split. Jerry 541-549-4527. Send pictures of your work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Artists’ Gallery Sunriver
Our gallery is one of the most successful and popular co-op style galleries in Oregon. Our year- round customer base is excellent, sales have been fantastic and the member artists enjoy meeting their collectors and customers in addition to rubbing elbows with a great group of Central Oregon artists.
If you are a seasoned or emerging artist and would like to join our gallery, and you can answer yes to all of the following: are you a local or part time resident of Central Oregon? Are you willing to work two days a month in the gallery and can you commit to a six month contract and be willing to serve on one of several committees? If yes ..........then we want you! We have two openings each for 2D and 3D artists. If you are interested in learning more please contact Membership Chair Vern Bartley, 541-771-9111 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.artistsgallerysunriver.com.


Volcanic Theatre Pub (VTP)
Auditions/interviews, by appointment only, in search of local theatre, film and music talent to help execute the project with the highest artistic standard. VTP will be scheduling appointments for all actors, directors, writers, designers, artists, lighting and sound operators, musicians and anyone else interested in getting involved. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 541-215-0516 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.