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Karin Clarke Gallery
760 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Oregon
Event Dates: 8/5/20 - 8/29/20
Entry Deadline: 4/30/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (2020 EUGENE BIENNIAL (one image)): $20.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$20.00
Oregon artists 18 years and older from Lane, Linn, Lincoln, Benton, Douglas and Coos counties are invited to submit one to three recent works (paintings, prints, photography, mixed-media, fibers, sculpture, ceramics, etc.) to to be considered for the 2020 Eugene Biennial at Karin Clarke Gallery in Eugene, Oregon. This exhibit will showcase artistic excellence by visual artists in our beautiful region, and will take place in August of 2020. Award winners from the show will be invited back one year later to show more of their work at Karin Clarke Gallery.
This is the 3rd Eugene Biennial, which was founded in 2016 by Eugene Gallerist Karin Clarke as an opportunity to showcase the accomplished work of rising artists in our region. We encourage artists to come view the space and explore our website brefore submitting work. The jurors may select one, two, three, or none of the submitted works. There is no theme to the show, but the hope to display a wide range of quality and evokative pieces which make a strong statement about the work beging crafted in this region. All artwork must be for sale, and the gallery will take a 50% commission on works sold. Sales are typically strong during this exhibit, which takes place during Eugene's Visual Arts Week.
The Jurors are residents of Eugene: Designer/Collector/Realtor Kevin J. Brown, Fine Artist/Public Artist/Arts Educator Betsy Wolfston, and Gallerist/Artist Karin Clarke.

Accepting Submissions: January 15 –  April 15, 2020 EXTENDED TO APRIL 30!

Artists are encouraged but not required to attend all events.
Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: TBA, possibly Thursday, August 6th.
First Friday ArtWalk: August 7th., 5:30 - 7:30 pm

  • Best of Show $500 sponsored by the City of Eugene Cultural Servies
  • Three Jurors Choice Awards of $250 
    ($250 cash sponsored by Whiteaker Printmakers; $250 Gift Card to The UO Duck Store; $250 check/gift certificate combo from Oregon Art Supply)
  • Eleanor Freeman Art Patron Award $300
  • Three Honorable Mentions
    All award-winners and honorable mentions will receive memberships to The Jordan Schnitzer Musuem of Art in Eugene, Oregon, and the opportunity to show work at the Eugene Biennial Award Winners - One Year Later, a group show at Karin Clarke Gallery in August, 2021.

Important dates and information:
  • Submission dates: January 15 – April 15, 2020
  • Artists notified on or before May 31st., 2020
  • Delivery of artwork (framed, installation-ready with all hanging hardware) MUST BE HAND-DELIVERED to Karin Clarke Gallery, at 760 Willamette Street, Eugene, Oregon, 97401 on Saturday, August 1st, or Sunday, August 2nd, 2020. Time to be announced.
  • Pick-up of unsold artwork: Saturday, August 29th or Sunday, August 30th. Time to be announced.
  • Artwork accepted in the Eugene Biennial must be for sale and remain in the exhibit until the show closes.
  • The gallery will take a 50% commission for any pieces sold.
  • Entry fee: $20 per artwork. Artists can submit up to three pieces for consideration. 

Size limitations:
Due to the small size of the gallery we are limited in what we can show, and want to include as many artists as possible.
  • The maximum size for 2-D wall art is 4 feet wide by 6 feet tall and no more than 50 lbs.
  • Sculpture must occupy no more than 20 inch square free standing floor space, or fit on a pedestal with a maximum of 16 inches in depth.
  • Please note that works may be excluded if we can't easily and safely handle and display them. 
  • Curator reserves right to refuse artwork at intake or during installation.
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