Category Archives: Call to Artists

International opportunities to exhibit

Opportunity: Call for Art for Sacred Heart Medical Centers in Eugene

Submitted by Susan Detroy, arts consultant and guest speaker at the April 2nd Corvallis Art Guild meeting:

PeaceHealth is accepting ongoing applications for exhibits of art to be displayed at its cafes in both of the Sacred Heart Medical Centers in Eugene.  They are looking for exhibits that suggest wellness, healing and the power of nature to improve patients’ lives.  They are currently accepting applications for exhibitions throughout 2013.

For guidelines and additional information, contact Carleen McCornack at or at (541) 222-2263.


40th Annual Corvallis Fall Festival Poster Artwork Competition

40th Annual Corvallis Fall Festival Poster Artwork Competition

Request for Artwork

In celebration of our 40th Annual, Corvallis Fall Festival invites visual artists to submit artwork to be considered for the 2012 Festival

Poster. This artwork is used in all festival promotions throughout the year.  A selection committee will chose poster finalists, and from those finalists, online voting will help us determine the winner. There is NO Entry Fee for this Competition! 

DEADLINE to Enter: March 30, 2012


FMI:  Cynthia Spencer-Hadlock –

Watercolor Society of Oregon Convention in Albany 5-7 April 2013 – Helpers Needed

There will be a Watercolor Society of Oregon convention on Friday to Sunday, April 5-7, 2013 (next year) in Albany and we will need a lot of helpers in order to make the convention a success.  People helping do not have to be watercolor artists and do not have to live in Albany.  It will just be a good way for all local artists in the Mid Valley to rally around a common goal–bring more attention to the visual arts that are available and maybe generate some new interest to people who never noticed the arts  around them.

People do not have to be in charge of any particular sub committee .  One specific need is ideas for centerpieces for the banquet tables.  If anyone knows how to make inexpensive but attractive arrangements, please let Stephanie know.  Also needed will be names of vendors to contact and businesses that can offer gift certificates and awards for the winning paintings.  As you can tell there are lots of ways people can  volunteer.  These conventions are lots of fun–a great place to meet very accomplished artists, learn new ideas and be around like minded people.

Anyone wanting to help or more specific information regarding the sub-committees  should contact Stephanie Low at

Thanking you in advance for any help you can offer to spread the word about the WSO Convention.

Howland Community Open Exhibition – Bring Art 1/21 12-4pm

What: Howland Community OPEN Exhibition, bring in art work day

Where: The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave Corvallis 97333

When: January 21, noon – 4 PM ONLY

Why: Community shares and celebrates their artistic endeavors.


We invite all of Linn and Benton County to share your art with the community at The Arts Center!

The Howland Community OPEN Exhibition is an opportunity for all artistic talent living in Linn or Benton Counties to show their art! We love to see work of those who just started on the path of artistic discovery, AND of those who have been wandering there for a while!

We’ll have awards for young age groups of art supplies donated by the Drawing Board, professional and non-professional artists, a People’s Choice Award, a Curators Choice Award and the Pegasus Presentation Prize.


Here is how it works:

Bring in artwork for the Howland Community OPEN Exhibition on Saturday January 21, between noon and 4 PM only.

We accept one (1) original piece per person/artist; you need to fill in some paperwork (available on line or at the door). There is a size restriction of 72” for combined height and width for work on the wall and 35 lb. as a weight restriction. To be as fair as possible we do NOT accept any early or late submission. You can ask another person to bring your work.

For details and registration-form see or call Hester Coucke at 541-754-1551.



January 21           bring in artwork, 12noon – 4 PM ONLY

January 24           first day of exhibit

February 2          5:30 – 7:00 PM reception, announcement of awards

February 8          Brown Bag Art Talk, noon

March 3                last day of exhibit

March 5                Monday, 9 – 5 PM pick up artwork.

Hester Coucke
The Arts Center Curator


Call to Artists – May 2012 Exhibit at The Arts Center

Call to Artists May exhibit The Arts Center
Where: The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison, Corvallis OR, 97333
When: Deadline, March 16, 2012 postmarked
The Arts Center Exhibition Committee is seeking proposals for a themed
group exhibition in May 2012 in the Main Gallery. The exhibit is
intended to be an excellent art exhibit with a theme that can be
integrated in elementary school curriculum. The chosen theme is about
food, agriculture, nutrition, gardening, chickens and eggs, husbandry
and fishing, baking and cooking and culture and  ethnicity all coming
together in the title: “Fingerlicking Good, Art about Food.” We hope
to show artwork that has a connection with food, food production and
preparation in the widest sense.
We are interested in all media, both 2 and 3 dimensional. The
Exhibition Committee seeks a balanced exhibition program; in media as
painting, drawing, fiber, photography, print making, sculpture etc. It
is The Arts Center’s goal to show work by local artists and to
introduce work from artists of the larger Northwest area. Both
established and upcoming artists are encouraged to submit work.
The Arts Center is located in downtown Corvallis in a late 19th
century church building. The Gallery measures approx. 1200 sq feet,
with 150’ of linear wall space.  Images from the gallery are posted on under Exhibitions, Call to Artists.
Submissions are free of charge.

March 16, 2012        Deadline postmarked

March 26 – 30            Contact selections

April 9                         All submissions returned

Proposals must include
1.    Name, address, email, phone # of submitting artists, and web
address if available.
2.    A CD with maximum 10 images as .jpeg files with a minimum of 150
dpi and a maximum of 300 dpi resolution (do not send images via
email). Name the images with your first initial and name, and title of
the work. Label your CD with your name, “Fingerlicking Good 2012”, and
return address. Please do not submit in jewel case, but use paper or
plastic sleeve and if desired cardboard for protection.
3.    An image list, preferably with thumbnail prints, corresponding
with the sequence on CD. For each image give title, medium,
dimensions, and year the piece was completed.
4.    Artist(s) résumé(s).
5.      CD’s will only be returned if a SASE is provided. Notification
will be via email.
Please do not staple or tape pages together, please do not submit a
binder or pocket folder. If you have a website, please include your
web address.

For more information call Hester Coucke, The Arts Center Curator,, 541-754-1551.