The Calls for Artists page is a collected directory of paid and compensated artist opportunities both local and across the United States. We share these listings in an opportunity for artists in our community to develop professionally and forward their career. That said, we also feature artist opportunities directed towards youth and young adults.

SUBMIT YOUR CALL FOR ARTISTS! 

Please send your notice formatted like the entries below to lanearts@lanearts.org for consideration. Please include: Project Title, Application Deadline, Project Description, Artist/Artwork Qualifications, Contact Info, a link to your Call to Artists, and an Image (if applicable).

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PRESENTED BY BUS LIFE ADVENTURE: CALL FOR VENDORS AT THE BUS FAIR June 21st-23rd 2024
Deadline to Submit: June 8th 

Held at Greenwaters Park in Oakridge, The Bus Fair is seeking Art and Product vendors.

Art Vendor Guidelines

For art we focus on goods that are handmade and of a certain level of artistic ability. We don’t accept goods that can be found at typical store. We’re looking for truly unique goods that grab the attention of our attendees. Must fit within a 10’x10′ or 10’x20′ booth.

Product Vendor Guidelines

For product vendors we look for products that relate to the nomadic, outdoor, adventure or DIY community. Some examples would be a membership to campgrounds across the US, compact cooking stoves/grills, hiking shoes and DIY composting toilet kits. We also welcome cannabis products or consumables that are of a higher quality such as higher grade freeze dried meals for backpacking i.e. Heather’s Choice.

A Vendor Pass includes…:

-A total of two main entry passes for those helping at your booth. ($50 value)
-Free camping for each person within your booth space ($125-$250 value)
-10% discount camping in attendee campgrounds.
-Option to vend on Sunday Funday at no extra charge.
-Total value of $300

Contact: Vanessa Tharp vanessa@thebusfair.org

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PHOTOZONE GALLERY 34TH ANNUAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
Deadline to Submit: June 29th and 30th,
in-person

The exhibit will take place at the Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St Springfield, OR. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit dates are July 2nd through August 2nd, 2024, and there will be an opening reception July 12th from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Two prints per person may be submitted to the jury.
These must be delivered to the Emerald Art Center in person on Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.
An entry fee of $15 for one print or $25 for two prints is due at drop off. Cash or checks only.
Application Forms are filled out when photos are submitted. (Nothing in advance.)
Prints must be framed with hanging wire only (no tape-and-string or sawtooth hangers please).
Size limit for the frame is 36 inches in the longest dimension.

Cash prizes will go to the top three place winners. First – $500, Second – $300 and Third – $150.
There will also be many other prizes awarded by our generous business sponsors. All accepted entries will be on display for the duration of the exhibit.

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THE HIGH COUNTRY PAINTOUT PRESENTED BY OAKRIDGE COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURE
July 24th-28th and July 31st-August 3rd

Experience the charm of the Oakridge and Westfir area during the inaugural paint out presented by Oakridge Council for Arts and Culture.

  • Week 1: July 24th at the Flying Dog Gallery, concluding July 28th at the Diamond Peak Gallery, both on 1st Street in Oakridge.
  • Week 2: July 31st to August 3rd at the same locations.

No preregistration is required. Check in at the Flying Dog Gallery to get up to four canvases stamped. Any one is welcome to paint. Competition participation is fee is $20 for up to four paintings. Artists are requested to paint within a 20-mile radius of Oakridge. There’s a special no-fee category for students.

Artwork will be displayed for a month at the Sweetvine Bakery on Hwy 58. Prizes valuing over $1100 will be awarded.

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CALL FOR ART AT THE MULTNOMAH ARTS CENTER (MAC) GALLERY
Deadline to Submit: July 31st

The Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) Gallery is excited to announce its 2024 Call for Art. Emerging and established visual artists living in Oregon and Southwest Washington are invited to apply. Musicians, writers, filmmakers, and other artists whose work would complement the visual artwork are also invited to apply.

The gallery committee reviews the applications from the Call for Art and chooses the artists who will exhibit. Each year two regional artist-curators are invited to lead this selection process. This year MAC is honored to have Kanani Miyamoto and Pablo V. Cazares on the committee. Exhibitions from this Call will be scheduled in 2025 through early 2026.

Read more here and here. 

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR UVA’S ANNUAL UMPQUA PLEIN AIR EVENT
Deadline to register: August 2nd

UVA’s Umpqua Plein Air event and exhibition is back August 19th – 23rd, 2024. This annual well-attended event will feature a week of painting outdoors and celebrating the beauty of Douglas County. The 14th Annual Umpqua Plein Air event will host artists from across the region over a 5-day paint-out event where they will go across the Umpqua Valley and paint the incredibly varied landscapes that surround Umpqua Valley. Painters will return to UVA and submit their works to be juried by guest juror, Anton Pavlenko.

Read more and register here.

ANNUAL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBIT PRESENTED BY THE MAUDE KERNS ART CENTER
Deadline to Submit: August 9th 2024

The Maude Kerns Art Center is accepting submissions for our 31st annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit, which takes place October 11 – November 2. All artists, working in all mediums, are eligible. There is a $20 application fee. All entries are due, or must be postmarked by, Monday, August 9, 2024. Work must be original and must focus on the Mexican Day of the Dead, which blends the ancient harvest rituals of the Aztec god of death and the Roman Catholic holidays of All Saints and All Souls Days. The celebration honors the dead and acknowledges the link between the communities of the living and the dead.

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2024 SO SMALL MINIATURE ART AUCTION PRESENTED BY THE OSLP ARTS & CULTURE CENTER 
Deadline to Submit: September 6th, 2024 

The OSLP Arts & Culture Center is seeking miniature art submissions for the annual So Small Art Auction. The auction will take place September 21st at 5th St
Market Alley.

2D artwork: Area to be no more than 9 square inches. Examples: 3” x 3”, 2” x 4”, & 1” x 9”
3D artwork: Must have a volume of no more than 27 cubic inches (about the size of a Rubik’s Cube). In addition, the footprint of 3D artwork must be 4” x 4” or smaller.

All artwork is a donation to OSLP Arts and Culture Center.

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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE ART CONTEST
Deadline to Submit: September 27th, 2024

Artists are invited to compete in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2025 Habitat Conservation Stamp, Waterfowl Stamp, and Upland Game Bird Stamp art competitions. Winning artwork is used to produce collector stamps and other promotional items (e.g., prints, wine label, etc.) with sale proceeds benefiting Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitats. The winning artist for each context will receive a $2,000 award.

Subject: Each stamp contest has a list of eligible species, which are as follows:

Upland Game Bird: California Quail
Waterfowl: Ring-necked Duck, White-winged Scoter, or Barrow’s Goldeneye
Habitat Conservation: A select list of Strategy Species identified in the Oregon Conservation StrategyNot all species in the Strategy are eligible, so please use the qualifying list of species to select your subject matter.

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Ongoing

SPRINGFIELD ARTS COMMISSION MUSICIAN APPLICATION
Ongoing

The Springfield Arts Commission is looking for musicians to perform during Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk!  Any type or style of music is welcome, but please note that the music is intended to be in the background and complimentary to patrons viewing art.
  • All performances take place at City Hall in Springfield
  • Performances take place on the second Friday of each month between 5-6:45
  • Performers receive a $100 stipend, and are included in all pre-event promotions, including email marketing, press releases and posters
  • Approved applicants will be contacted regarding scheduling

SURFACE GALLERY SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
Ongoing

The mission of SURFACE is to foster the development of socially, ecologically and financially sustainable careers in the arts through studios, gallery space, educational programming, and onsite childcare. A members gallery focused on sustainability is one way to fulfill the mission, and registration is open for new artist members! This opportunity is open to artists residing in Oregon at least 6 months of the year, and that are working with or working towards sustainable practices and sustainable materiality in their artwork.

Learn more here and apply here.

PROGRESSIVE STICKER ART NEEDED 
Ongoing; submissions will be reviewed at the end of each month

GiveMore, a fundraising platform to help fundraisers find new donors, is seeking artists to create and submit original artwork to be printed on stickers. Members of the public can get one free sticker, or make a donation to receive more than one sticker and/or move to the front of the line, and artists will receive 10% of the funds raised for their stickers. Artwork should be progressive in nature and should be on topics such as Black Lives Matter, Environmental Justice, LGBTQ+, or other relevant movements. GiveMore hopes to feature the work of BIPOC and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities.

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URBAN CANVAS
Ongoing

This mural program through the City of Eugene provides opportunities for local artists to create public murals by connecting artists and wall owners and serving as a liaison for the process. Urban Canvas is looking for both artists and wall owners who want to participate.

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ARTISTS SUNDAY DIRECTORY
Ongoing

All professional artists and craftsmen are invited to join Artists Sunday, the free nationwide promotional event encouraging consumers to shop with artists. It’s like Black Friday, but for art, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Participation is free and we are partnering in the effort. Artist participants receive a comprehensive marketing toolkit to generate buzz and awareness. Join individual artists and supportive organizations across the country in this unique and powerful promotion.

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