Call to Artists-June 2016

Two opportunities for Oregonians to contribute to the 2017-2018 Oregon Blue Book: an essay contest for students and a photo competition for the cover of the Blue Book. The Oregon Blue Book will focus on Oregon’s outdoor recreational activities and include a color insert celebrating the Pacific Crest Trail, specifically through the Oregon Cascades. In keeping with a new tradition, the Secretary of State invites Oregon’s students to contribute to the Blue Book by submitting essays for publication. The essay contest is offered to Oregon’s elementary, middle, and high school students. This year, the questions are:
Elementary School: What is your favorite thing to do in Oregon’s great outdoors? Describe a fun memory of spending time outdoors in Oregon.
Middle School: Oregon is a great place to play outdoors. You can camp, raft, ski, hike, boat, surf or just take a walk. If you have a friend coming to visit you in Oregon who has never been here before, where would you take them for a fun outdoor activity and what would you do?
High School: What recommendations do you have for Oregon’s leaders about how to improve people’s access to outdoor recreation? Why is outdoor recreation an important part of Oregon’s identity?
Essay Contest information and details are online at:
The deadline for submitting entries is Wednesday, October 12.

Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit photos for its 2017 Oregon’s Bounty calendar. The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture: the products, the people, the production, the landscape, the enjoyment, anything that depicts the beauty, technology, culture, enjoyment or tradition of family farming and ranching. Horizontal-format, high-resolution images—both close-ups and panoramic views—are needed of all types of agriculture in all seasons. Photographers with images selected for month pages in Oregon’s Bounty will receive a photo credit in the 2017 calendar and copies of the calendar. The deadline for entries is September 15. Photo specifications and contest rules are attached, and are also available at

A private, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide a gathering place and promotion for artists, craftspeople, growers, gatherers, musicians and food vendors to display and sell their unique work. It is an open air market downtown for professional artisans as well as beginners aspiring to develop their skills while displaying and selling their products. Since 1974 the primary goals of all Central Oregon Saturday Market decisions and rules have always been to support the “Where The Seller Is The Maker” philosophy and to contribute to our community. If you are interested please call 541-420-9015, and check us out on Facebook.
Honoring Our Rivers: A Student Anthology is celebrating another great year of publication with its largest anthology to date, featuring original poems, stories, photography and art contributions from Oregon students and guest contributors such as Debby Neely, Aya Morton and David Oates, not to mention an excerpt from Wildwood, by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis.
Students in kindergarten through college are encouraged to submit an entry to next year’s publication. Submissions should focus on the relationship between people and their watersheds. A special section will also focus on working rivers and feature selections that highlight sustainable transportation and river-dependent activities. Submission deadline is January 31, 2017 and a volunteer panel of educators, artists, writers and river enthusiasts gather in the spring to select the works to be featured.,

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

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:

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 to 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 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. 325 NW Dogwood, Redmond, hours 8am-4pm, Monday 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 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., 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

Call To Artists
Arts in the Hospital, two venues through St. Charles Healthcare-Bend. Please send your requests and submissions to Linda Francis Strunk, coordinator, Arts in the Hospital,

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