Exhibiting Membership

To become an Exhibiting Member, one must first be a paid-up Associate Member residing in Linn or Benton County for at least three months and submit artwork to be juried.
A Jury Board holds scheduled meetings to determine and award Exhibit status. The jury consists of a professional juror and two respected and proven artists selected by the Guild’s Executive Board. They will serve a minimum of twelve months. If less than three jurors are present to jury at a meeting, an alternate will be selected by the President.

Jury Process

a. An applicant should submit at least three two dimensional examples of their own, best work to the Jury Board. Work must be original (self suggested). No copies of other copyrighted artworks, or photographs, or work done in class with the aid of an instructor are acceptable.
b. Submitted art works should be carefully and tastefully matted and framed; that is, as if they were to be submitted to a juried competition. Similarly, other forms of artwork should be well presented.
c. Works should be labeled with the name of the artist, telephone number, title, and medium used.
d. Artists who wish to be juried should make application to be included in the scheduled jury process as announced in the Art Guild Brushstrokes newsletter.
e. Acceptance will be based on the applicant’s artistic competence (originality, imagination, execution, and presentation are among the criteria to be considered). Obvious copies of the works of other artists, including photographers, will not be accepted.
f. Applicants will receive notification of their acceptance or non-acceptance by the Guild’s Jury Chair. Reasons will be provided in the event of non-acceptance.


Annual Clothesline Art Sale

This Clothesline Art Sale of members’ work has been an annual event since 1961. It is held the first Saturday in August from 9:00am to 5:00pm on the tree-shaded Benton County Courthouse lawn. About 50 artists display their work for sale, while enjoying interaction with their fellow artists and good community support. You must be a juried member for three months prior to the sale to participate.

Each year the Board of Directors will appoint a chairperson for the Clothesline Sale. The Chairperson is encouraged to also select an Assistant Chairperson who may serve as Chairperson the following year. Various committees will be formed and will be under the direction of the annual Chairperson.

The Clothesline Sale is only open to Exhibiting Members who have been such for at least three months and have exhibited in the previous twelve months (July to July) at one of the Guild sponsored sites.

1. It is the goal of the Guild to preserve the unique tradition of the Clothesline Sale by restricting exhibited work offered for sale to original, two-dimensional artwork that is wall hung. Artists may also sell 2-D photomechanical reproductions, including cards. Any other form of art reproductions, i.e. wearing apparel, accessories, magnets, utilitarian items and the like, shall not be exhibited without the approval of the Clothesline Sale Chairperson and the Board of Directors, no later than their June meeting.

2. Sign-up for the Clothesline Sale will be done on a first come, first served basis during June of each year. An application for participation will be included with the June newsletter. Only Exhibiting Members in good standing are permitted to apply.

3. Any disputes that arise will be resolved by the Clothesline Chairperson, or the Board of Directors, as needed.

4. A commission of 10% of all sales at the Clothesline Sale will go to the Guild.

5. The Corvallis Art Guild is not responsible for loss, or damage to any artwork at the sale. Members should check their own insurance to determine whether their artwork is covered.

Jury Checklist

Remember that how you take care of and present your work say’s a lot about the respect you give to yourself as an artist.

1. All art must be framed appropriately. You will be judged on this so pay attention to detail. If your work is behind glass it must have a spacer or a mat. Here is a link that may be helpful when framing your work: http://www.loc.gov/preserv/care/mat.html

2. All work must be original (no prints please). Work must be your own original thought and not produced in a classroom setting.

3. You must provide three works in the same medium. They do not need to be the same size or subject but consistency is important.

4. If you are a digital (computer) artist we will need a written description telling us about your process. Because of the need for a print we will accept only archival materials, (this protects your customer from purchasing something that will not hold up over time.) Here is a link regarding archival printing:

5. Please show up on time, drop off will be from 5:00 – 5:45 on April 25th. Punctuality is important. Any work that is dropped after 5:50 will NOT be accepted.

Again, congratulations on taking your first step into becoming an exhibiting member of the Corvallis Art Guild. I hope this information has been helpful to you. We look forward to seeing you on April 25th. If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call at 738-6124 (home) or 905-2336 (cell).

Good Luck!
Brandi Dayton