The Jury

The Corvallis Art Guild, a nonprofit visual arts organization, exists to advance creative achievement, to provide educational opportunities and to exhibit fine art in our community. The Art Guild is pleased to consider submissions of original artwork from new artists through our jury process twice a year. All submissions will be thoroughly reviewed by our jury.

The juries allow artists the opportunity to become Exhibiting Members of the Corvallis Art Guild. Exhibiting members may sign up to show their work at Hanging Around Town sites, participate in the Clothesline Art Sale, and submit work for the banner on the web site and the Brush Strokes newsletter.

Artwork is assessed based on design principles, technique, presentation (e.g. framing) and originality. For artists wishing to submit digital art, please see the following white paper: https://corvallisartguild.org/white-paper-on-digital-art/

The jury consists of three or four jurors who are respected and proven exhibiting artists.

Once members become exhibiting members they do not need to be juried again as long as the new work meets the same high standards as the work done in the previous medium.

Applying to be Juried

Artist Requirements:

  • must reside in Linn or Benton County
  • must be an Associate Member of the Corvallis Art Guild for three months before they submit work for jury

Jury Day

The location, date, and time varies for each jury so please refer to the current Brushstrokes newsletter, the website or contact the Guild

Note: Members must contact the jury chair to inform them of their interest in being juried.

Location: Where scheduled monthly general meeting is held. Refer to Brushstrokes Newsletter or contact the Guild for specifics.

When: Jury is offered twice a year in October and April as part of the monthly meeting. Arrive prior to scheduled monthly meeting between 6:30 and 7:00 PM. Punctuality is important! Note: Reclaim art work after the meeting. Corvallis Art Guild will not store juried work.

What to bring: Three original works of two-dimensional art, preferably the same medium. Art should be framed, labeled, and ready for presentation.

  • No copies of other copyrighted artworks, or photographs, or work done in class with the aid of an instructor are acceptable. The works do not need to be the same size or subject but consistency is important. Reproductions will not be accepted.
  • The work should be carefully and tastefully matted and framed, as if they were to be submitted to a juried competition. You will be judged on framing 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 .
  • Works should be labeled with the name of the artist, telephone number, title, and medium used.
  • For digital art, only archival materials will be accepted (this protects your customer from purchasing something that will not hold up over time). Here is a link regarding archival printing: http://withdigitaleyes.com/what-are-digital-art-prints/

When submitting work, please include:

  • Artist statement (optional)
  • Artist resume or bio (optional)
  • For digital art, please include a description of your process.
  • One copy of completed Jury Application (Retain a separate copy for your records.)
  • A self-addressed and stamped envelope.

Applicants receive notification of their acceptance or non-acceptance by the Jury Chair.

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