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Rural: Call for Oregon Artists

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Entry Deadline: 4/29/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 11
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 1
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 15
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Oregon

During this time of unimaginable and rapid change when the URBAN | RURAL differences are highlighted in political rhetoric and policies,  artwork created in rural parts of Oregon offers the possibility of connecting with those parts of Oregon considered remote and removed. We look to bridge urban and rural differences for greater understanding. Artwork made by those in rural areas may allow for deeper connection to nature, to agriculture, to who we are as humans without the hustle of the urban environment. From painting to quilting, video to wood carving, jewelry to photography, rural artists are working in a variety of art and craft mediums. They are exploring a range of themes within their work from identity, politics, connection to land, the notion of craft itself, to name a few. Regardless of medium or ideas, the work made in rural areas needs to be heard and has a story to tell. Through this exhibit, Umpqua Valley Arts seeks to showcase the breadth and depth of artwork created throughout Oregon’s rural areas

Images must be uploaded into the Call for Entry system (CaFE). If this is your first time using the CaFE system, we recommend allowing an hour to create a CaFE account, upload files, and complete your application.  CaFE’s upload requirements are as follows: 

File format: JPEG only 

File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side 

File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)

File size: up to 5 MB maximum

Shipping and Delivery of Accepted Artworks: UVA’s open hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10am - 6pm. Work may be hand delivered or shipped, in order to be received at UVA, between June 6th and June 13th.  Artwork will be the responsibility of the artist until it is received by UVA. Each artist will be responsible for shipping costs to and from UVA.  Complete instructions will be included with an acceptance letter. UVA will insure each accepted work for 60% of its value from the time of arrival at UVA until it is released to the shipping agent. 


Eligibility: Eligible to all established, mid career and emerging artists residing in rural Oregon (communities of 35,000 or less in population). Work eligible includes but is not limited to: 2D (painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, quilting/weaving/fibers), 3D (sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, carving/wood turning, basketry, leather, beadwork, quillwork) and film. Entries must have been completed within the past 5 years and not previously exhibited at UVA. Submit up to (3) entries in all themes and media. If work is a printmaking piece or a photograph it must be an edition. All work must be display-ready upon arrival. No work will be accepted into this show which is in violation of any copyright.

Entry Fee: No fee for entry