Call Detail
2025 & 2026 Exhibits Season
Entry Deadline: 4/15/24
Days remaining to deadline: 51
Number of Applications Allowed: 2

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 10, Maximum:Max. 20
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 1
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 1
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 10, Maximum:Max. 20
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Oregon

Maude Kerns Art Center is currently accepting submissions for its 2025 & 2026 Exhibits Season. Local, regional, and national artists (individuals and groups) working in 2- and 3- dimensional mediums, as well as installation art, are invited to submit their work for consideration. Solo, group, and/or themed shows will be curated based on the content, quality, and number of submissions. Established, mid-career, and emerging artists are encouraged to apply.

ART CENTER & GALLERY:
The Maude Kerns Art Center, founded in 1950, is a non-profit community art center for the visual arts in Eugene, Oregon, dedicated to providing exhibitions and educational programs for all ages, facilities for artists, public events, and support for community artists. The Art Center presents 8 – 10 exhibitions each year, including solo and group shows featuring local, regional, and national artists. 

ENTRIES:
Each submission, individual or group, needs to include a minimum of 10 images and up to a maximum of 20 images total. 1 audio/video file may be submitted in place of an image. Audio/video files should not exceed 3 minutes or 100 mb in size. Floor plans of the gallery spaces are available upon request. 

GROUP SUBMISSIONS:
A submission fee of $35 applies to individual or group submissions. Groups can be two or more artists. For groups a minimum of 10 images and a maximum of 20 images is allowed. You may include up to 1 audio and/or video file in place of an image. Audio/video files should not exceed 3 minutes or 100 mb in size. Each artist needs to provide a file that includes an individual artist resume, individual artist statement and completed application form. A statement describing the overall theme or concept of the exhibit should also be submitted. For ease of communication, one artist must be designated the “coordinator” of the exhibit.

SELECTION PROCESS:
Jurors will be accomplished artists and art professionals. Artists will be chosen based on quality and technical excellence. It is understood that the individual pieces of art submitted may not be available during the assigned exhibit period, however the theme and quality of the final work should match what is submitted to the jury. Art Center staff will work closely with the artist to select work for the final exhibit.

ARTWORK:
Shipping fees to and from the Art Center are the responsibility of the artist, along with shipping insurance of the pieces. All work must be suitably framed, presented and ready to hang or install. Art Center Staff reserve the right to reject work upon receiving if it does not meet the quality indicated in the submitted images. No work may be removed during the exhibit period. If artwork arrives at the Art Center with minor damage, the Artist agrees to allow the Art Center to have the work repaired at the Artist's expense, or removed from the exhibit. Artwork is covered under the Art Center's insurance upon safe arrival at the Art Center. 

SALES:
Sales are encouraged, although artists may display work that is not for sale. The Art Center will be paid a 40% commission on all art and merchandise sold in connection with your exhibit (including facilitation of sales within three months after the exhibit period) and Artists retain 60% of sales prices. The Art Center will list your work for sale on our website during the exhibit period.

Application Requirements

A submission fee of $35 applies to individual or group submissions. Groups can be two or more artists. For groups or individuals a minimum of 10 images and a maximum of 20 images is allowed. You may include up to 1 audio and/or video file in place of an image. Audio/video files should not exceed 3 minutes or 100 mb in size. Individual artists should provide an artist resume and an artist statement and fill out artwork information asked for. For groups, please provide a file that includes an artist resume for each artist in the group, a statement describing the overall theme or concept of the exhibit, and individual artists' statements. For group submissions one artist must be designated the “coordinator” of the exhibit. 

Eligibility Criteria

Local, regional, and national artists who are emerging, mid-career, or established are eligible to apply to this Call.