Call to Artists – March 2016

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:

A fundraiser for Bend Area Habitat for Humanity, seeks designers for a unique upcycle challenge. Transform up to three pieces of furniture or home accessories to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Designers will be chosen and will receive ReStore dollars to complete their masterpieces. Applications accepted through March 11, show: April 23, 7pm at Bend ReStore. Information, Paige 541-312-6709 or

Looking Glass Imports, Café LLC and The Friends of the Redmond Branch Library (FORBL) announce a joint venture to bring a new art exhibition opportunity to Central Oregon artists. All exhibitions will take place in the Looking Glass Imports and Café located at 150 NE Bend River Mall Dr., Suite # 260 in Bend and will be two months in duration.
Looking Glass Imports and Café offers multi-media arts and crafts, classes and events, a café, and a wine bar which will be open seven days a week. The first exhibition will take place April 2-June 4, 2016. Artists may submit between one and three pieces of two-dimensional wall art for display. A pre-registration process is required. Documents associated with these exhibitions are available for download from the FORBL website at
For more information about art exhibitions in Looking Glass Imports and Café, including the submission procedures for the inaugural exhibition, contact Shandel Gamer at

2016 Congressional Art Competition
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 (JPG format), along with the student release form to Kirby Garrett at All forms and further information can be found on Walden’s website at

Juried Art Show and Competition
Prospectus May 6–June 27
Juror: Laura Valenti, a photographer, curator, educator and arts director based in Portland, Oregon. She works as Outreach director at Photolucida, a nonprofit that works to build connections between photographers and the gallery and publishing worlds.
$500 first place, $200 second place, $100 third place
Submission deadline: March 4
Umpqua Valley Arts Association – 1624 W Harvard Avenue, Roseburg, Oregon, 97471, 541-672-2532
A link to the online application is available at
Prospectus May 6–June 27
Juror: Stephen Hayes, an artist who earned his masters of fine arts in painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has exhibited his evocative paintings and prints
with the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland since 1986.
$1,000 first place, $500 second place, $300 third place
The J. Lynn Peterson – Hundred Valleys Award – $200
Submission deadline: March 4
Entries submitted must be digital JPG files. Entries and awards will be judged by the juror in person or from digital JPG files. All entries must be made through the CaFE website

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.

Cascade Publication’s new high-end magazine is accepting photographs of local people ‘wearing their favorite look’ for the next Bend Fashion Quarterly. Submit photos to Deadline for April issue is March 15.
Info: 541-388-5665.

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. Our facility is at 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. 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

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,

Auditions for 12 Angry Jurors
Cascades Theatre will be holding auditions for 12 Angry Jurors on March 14 and 15 at 7pm. The play is an update of the 1957 TV performance of 12 Angry Men. It will run from April 29-May 14. Auditions will be at the theatre. More details at 541-389-0803.

Currently accepting submissions for Reverie a juried exhibition to be displayed at the TEDxBend Bash on April 23. Reverie invites Bend artists to explore—a state of dreamy meditation, a fanciful musing, a daydream or a fantastic, visionary or impractical idea—through art. Submission deadline is March 18. For details visit

Deschutes Library Accepting Submissions
Deschutes Public Library Art Committees have joined in the A Novel Idea … Read Together project by hosting art shows inspired by the selected novel. This year the Sisters, Sunriver and Downtown Bend Libraries will participate by accepting artwork inspired by The theme is Euphoria by Lily King. The libraries will accept art and applications for their Novel Idea shows that will be on display in April.
Sunriver applications are due by March 16 and can be picked up at the information desk. Submissions for the Sisters show will be accepted on Thursday, March 31 from 3–5:30pm.
The Downtown Bend Library art committee will be accepting art on Monday, March 7 between 4pm and 5:30pm Artists may enter up to two works, which must be at least 16 inches by 20 inches, framed and ready to hang. For more information contact your branch Library.

Call to Artists
Do you love Dinosaurs? Are you an artist?
Submit your artwork to Cha at Cha for the finest…. Gallery 183 E Hood. It will be exhibited for four days, March 23-26.
Create your work with these things in mind… They will be for sale… You will be consigning them to my gallery at 60/40 which means you get 60 percent of the selling price, the gallery gets 40 percent. Prices will start at $10. Are you interested? You will have to sign your art work, too.
As you work, leave a margin around your painting or drawing for a frame. If it is a sculpture, make two legs the same length for a base or three legs for any free standing pieces so they won’t tip over!
I will be taping the paintings and drawings to my showcases around the gallery and will have a six foot table and the wall in back for pieces that can hang. Finished pieces need to be received by March 20. Questions and more information:
call 541-549-1140 or e-mail

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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