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2020 Mayor's Art Show
99 W. 10th Avenue Suite 395

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: Oregon
Entry Deadline: 6/18/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 5
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 5

In response to COVID-19, we are carefully considering the health and well-being of the community. The Mayor’s Art Show and Salon des Refusés are pivoting to online exhibitions to accommodate recommendations and requirements for community gatherings and safety.  

Satellite art installations of selected artworks will be featured in vignettes of MAS to be enjoyed at a safe distance throughout the city.

As a courtesy, we will be waiving the $15.00 submission fee.


The City of Eugene invites artists who live or work in the City of Eugene to submit work (one piece only) for the juried Mayor’s Art Show. The exhibition will be held online and small satellite installations. The exhibition is August 7, 2020 through September 4, 2020. Established, emerging, and student artists 18 and older are encouraged to apply. 


The Mayor’s Art Show (MAS) is part of a larger celebration of contemporary visual art, artists and the City’s public spaces. MAS celebrates local artists, art production and champions the visual arts. MAS recognizes the accomplishments of artists who are committed to enriching their communities through visual arts. Our intention is to cultivate diversity, equity, and access to the visual arts and artists. We envision a city of citizens whose success, safety and health are not pre-determined by their race, class, sexual orientation, gender, age, mental or physical ability.  


A panel of artists and art professionals will review all applications. Artists will be notified by early July. Awards will be given based on the consideration of the following criteria: conceptual strength, artistic merit, innovation, craftsmanship, and materials. 

Awards are: 

  • Mayor’s Choice 
  • Juror’s Choice 
  • ​Peoples’ Choice 
  • ​Curator’s Choice 


  • Submission is FREE 

  • This exhibition is open to all residents who live or work in the City of Eugene and artists who work or have exhibited in Eugene in the past. 

  • We are accepting ONE 2D, 3D and digital artworks. (Digital must be self contained and managed by the artist). 

  • Artist may submit images of one artwork for the jury to consider.  

  • Images (Please provide high quality images)

  •  2D work must include two images (include a detail image for a total of two images) 

  • 3D must include two to five images (include one detail image).  

  •  Work must have been completed since January 1, 2018.  

  • The curator reserves the right to refuse artworks at any time during the processes: submission, selection, intake and installation. 


In the spirit of celebrating the visual arts and artists, those who are not selected by the jury for the Mayor’s Art Show have the opportunity to participate in the Salon des Refusés. More information will be provided after the jurying process.

Important Dates                  

June 18: Call ends, 10:00 PM Pacific Standard Time ZoneArtists will be notified of the jury’s decision the week of July 1, 2019. 
July 24: MAS artwork intake at MJCR: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM July 25: MAS artwork intake at MJCR: 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM 
August 7: First Friday ArtWalk, MAS, Bridge, Salon de Refusés + Eugene Biennial Exhibitions Opening 
August 14: MAS, Salon des Refusés + Eugene Biennial Award Winners Closing (Location TBD)  
September 9 & 10: Artwork pick up (time TBD)

To learn more about writing an artist statement, I recommend Art-Write:The Writing Guide for Visual Artists. It teaches artists how to write about their own artwork. The book offers a step-by-step approach to create a professional artist statement, with thinking and writing exercises to ease the process and develop authentic and clear content. 

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