Call to Artists-April 2016

This Place Matters Photo Contest
Are there special buildings to you in Redmond? In celebration of Historic Preservation Awareness Month in May, the City’s Historic Landmarks Commission wants to see which Redmond places and buildings matter most to you with the 1st Annual This Place Matters Photo Contest.
Take a photo of yourself or someone you know holding a This Place Matters sign in front of a Redmond home or building that is 50 years or older and submit it to the City (along with an entry and photo release form) by April 25 for the chance to win prizes. You can submit the photos via one of the following ways:
Email to:
Drop off: at City Hall – Look for the This Place Matters sign and drop box
(location – 716 SW Evergreen Avenue, Redmond)
Mail to: Redmond City Hall
Attn: Historic Landmarks Commission
716 SW Evergreen Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756
This Place Matters signs can be a homemade sign, or you can download a pre-made one from the City’s website (, or pick one up at City Hall. Entry and photo release forms are also available on the City’s website or for pick up at Redmond City Hall. Winning entries and prizes will be announced at the Hunt for History Biking and Walking Tours on May 14 at Centennial Park. Photos will be displayed on the City website and at various locations around Redmond during the month of May.
Historic Landmark Commissioners Shannon Rose 541-216-3471 or Judy Fessler 541-763-4224.

Circle of Friends Art Gallery and Academy (COFA) is now accepting new artists in all mediums. The gallery is currently home to over 40 artists.
COFA is a juried membership gallery located in Tumalo on the busy Hwy. 20 tourism route between Bend and Sisters. Eagle Crest Resort, The Bendistillary and the Tumalo Feed Company are nearby.
The gallery hosts a featured artists reception on the first Saturday of each month and offers workshops and classes.
Please submit three images representing your body of works to

Seeking interested fiber artists to participate in the 13th Annual SOQS Fiber Arts Stroll 12-4pm, Sunday, July 3 in downtown Sisters. The event is free and open to the public.
Selected artists demonstrate, display and can sell their artwork or craft in sponsor businesses. Artists will be selected on the originality of the work and a fiber-arts theme. The art stroll is a kick-off event for the week of festivities for the 41st Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. The art stroll draws visitors from the Portland area, Sisters, Bend and Redmond as well as some of the 1,300 students in town for the Quilters Affair classes.
Entry and image submission deadline for possible inclusion in 2015 Fiber Arts Stroll Poster is March 15. Deadline for general entries is April 15. For more information about the art stroll or to receive an entry form, please contact Karen Koppel 541-549-0989 or

Red Chair Gallery is looking for a few outstanding artists to join the gallery. We are a membership gallery with a large variety of fine art and contemporary craft. We are located in the heart of downtown Bend and show primarily local artists. We do require artists who can work in the gallery at least two four-hour shifts per month. Most mediums will be considered, please send portfolio images and prices to:

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced that the 2016 Congressional Art Competition is now open to high school students throughout Oregon’s Second District. This nationwide event is an exciting chance for artistically talented high school students to showcase their talents and have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol where it will be seen by members of Congress and visitors from around the world. A panel of experts, including local artists and art professors, will judge each student’s work and choose the winner and the runners-up.
Besides having their artwork displayed in the 2016 national student art exhibit in the Capitol, the winner will receive complimentary round-trip airfare for two to visit Washington, D.C., see the exhibit and attend a reception in their honor. The runners-up will be recognized locally and have their artwork hung in one of Walden’s offices in Bend, Medford, La Grande or Hood River.
To enter the contest, students must submit no more than two pieces of artwork and the Student Information and Release Form by April 20. Please email photos of the artwork (JPEG format), along with the student release form to Kirby Garrett at All forms and further information can be found on Walden’s website at

Start creating in a shared space with talented artists from the community. Willow Lane is Bend’s newest shared studio in the heart of Bend. This space is created and run by local artists McKenzie and Adam Mendel.
Located in a large industrial building down the street from The Workhouse, choose from six different size work spaces starting at $300 a month. Artists will have the opportunity to participate in Last Saturday events as well as meet new clients during open hours
Monday-Wednesday 12-4pm.
WiFi and utilities are included as well as a common kitchen area and shared work space.

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:

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 announces 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-4pmMonday through Friday.

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

Twigs Gallery and Home Goods at 331 W Cascade Ave. in Sisters 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.

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

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,

Call to Artists
Small Prints ‘16
A6 invites U.S. printmakers to submit work for our first biennial juried print exhibition, Small Prints ’16. A6 welcomes a wide range of printmaking processes and subject matter in small-scale prints (image area no larger than 4×6, paper size no larger than 8×10). Jurying will be done by the actual work. A6 will offer purchase awards, materials prizes and a two-week artist residency at PLAYA for Best in Show. Entries are due May 30. Exhibit will run July 1-August 25. For full prospectus and entry forms, visit or call 541-330-8759.

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