July 2016 – Central Oregon Call to Artists

Discover Your Forest invites Central Oregon photographers to submit their photo representations of iconic Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest landscapes to be featured and auctioned off at a fundraising event in August.
The second annual Stars Over Newberry will be August 12. A casual event that will take place atop Lava Butte in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument and will feature stargazing, live music, a silent auction, and fabulous local beer, wine and cuisine. Photographs must be depictions of scenes from the Newberry National Volcanic Monument and/or the Deschutes or Ochoco National Forests. Photo submissions should be minimum size 8×10”. Photos can be matted or mounted. Pieces need to be displayed safely on a tabletop easel. Photography canvas prints will also be accepted, but need to be displayed safely on a tabletop easel. If individuals are recognizable by those who could identify them, a consent form must be signed, scanned and submitted with the photo. Contact Stacey Cochran, Discover Your Forest community engagement director, at stacey.cochran@discovernw.org for model release form(s). Two complimentary tickets to the Stars Over Newberry Event (a $100 value). Please add name, bio and CV or resume on display, alongside photograph. Name listings in printed program, website, social media and marketing materials. On-stage recognition by DYF staff, complete photography submission guidelines and application can be found at discoveryourforest.org/stars-over-newberry. 541-383-5530.

Bella Acappella Harmony chorus seeks women and teens (particularly high and low voices) that love to sing, want to learn four-part acappella harmony and enjoy performing and competition. Bella is in the process of expanding to a mid-sized chorus in preparation for regional competition in the spring of 2017.
Directed by Connie Norman, Central Oregon’s acappella specialist, Bella is a regional award-winning chorus, a nonprofit organization, a chartered member of Sweet Adelines International and the host chorus for Harmony4Women. Bella Acappella is an auditioned chorus of experienced and inexperienced singers, ages 12 and above. Weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesdays at the Bend Sr. Center, 1600 Reed Market Road – 5:45-9pm. Rehearsals are open to visitors. Contact Shan at shan@pga1.com, 541-460-474.

The Redmond Chamber of Commerce and CVB accepting vendor applications for Music on the Green, Redmond’s free summer concert series. Food, crafts, retail, organizations and more are invited to participate in this family-friendly outdoor event located in Sam Johnson Park thru out the summer. Interested vendors can download an application from our website at www.redmondsummerconcerts.com or pick up an application in the Redmond Chamber, 446 SW Seventh St. Karen at 541-923-5191 or karen@visitredmondoregon.com.

The UUFCO Art Integration Committee invites artists to submit up to three digital images of artworks for consideration in the upcoming exhibit, On Paper. The show will run from September 24 thru December 3. Deadline September 1. Send questions or digital images and a brief description of works, including: size, value, media and title and/or identifying details to Karen Meier photos.timestop@gamil.com.

Two opportunities for Oregonians to contribute to the 2017-2018 Oregon Blue Book today: 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.
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: http://bluebook.state.or.us/misc/news/blue-book-submissions.pdf.
Deadline 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. Deadline September 15, 2016. www.oregonfb.org/calendar.

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.
541-420-9015, cosmparking@hotmail.com.

Honoring Our Rivers: A Student Anthology. 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. 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.
www.honoringourrivers.org, info@honoringourrivers.org.

Circle of Friends Art Gallery (COFA) and Academy 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 work to friendsart@icloud.com.

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. Three-dimensional artists will be considered, please send portfolio images and prices to: redchairgallerybend@gmail.com.

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. www.willowlanearts.com.

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: info@HoodAvenueArt.com

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 thru Friday. 541-548-6325, lsmith@bendbroadband.com.

Second Friday each month is inviting all media artists — if you are interested in participating. rgpeer9857@gmail.com.

Twigs Gallery and Home Goods 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, jean@stitchinpost.com. All pieces will be reviewed for placement in the gallery. gallery@twigs-sisters.com, 541-549-6061.

Join the fastest growing diverse fine art and fine craft co-op gallery in Central Oregon. Looking for talented 2-D and 3-D 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 sunriversister@yahoo.com.

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, lindartsy1@gmail.com.

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