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2021 Artworks Northwest Biennial
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Entry Deadline: 4/16/21
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Entry Fee (Umpqua Valley Arts Association - Non-member): $35.00
Entry Fee (Umpqua Valley Arts Association - UVAA Member ): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Oregon



UVA's annual Artworks Northwest Exhibit, held in our Hallie Brown Ford Gallery, is a regional juried exhibit of work from artists who reside in the Pacific Northwest region (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, Western Montana and Western Wyoming). Open to all media including, but not limited to sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting, drawing. 

Artworks Northwest has evolved from its beginning as the Hundred Valleys exhibition into a an exhibition featuring works from artists from all around the Pacific Northwest. As a result of the popularity of this exhibit UVA's gallery committee decided to change AWNW from an annual show to a biennial and open up two more gallery spaces to accomodate more works of art. This is an critical show of voices of artists working all around the Pacific Northwest. We are proud to present UVA's first AWNW Biennial! After such an incredibly challenging year, we are happy to still be here to support the artists in our region with this important exhibit in rural southern Oregon.
Stephen Hayes, Marie Watt, Ryan Pearce, Andries Fourie and Scott Malbaurn represent the long line of esteemed jurors we've had since the inception of AWNW. UVA is proud and honored to have Grace Kook-Anderson as our guest juror for the 2021 Artworks Northwest Biennial.

Open to all media.

Juror, Grace Kook-Anderson Grace Kook-Anderson was appointed The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art in January 2017. Prior to joining the museum, she was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art in the school of Art + Design at Portland State University and worked as an independent curator and arts writer. From 2008 – 2015, Kook-Anderson was the Curator of Contemporary Art at Laguna Art Museum. Kook-Anderson received a dual B.A. degree in art history and art practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and received her M.A. degree in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021

Artist Schedule:
Submission Deadline:  April 16, 2021
Email Notification:  Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Art Delivery to UVAA:  Monday, May 31 - June 7, 2021
Opening Reception:  Friday, June 11 - 5pm to 7pm
Exhibit ends:  August 23, 2021
Artwork Pick Up/shipped:  August 26, 2021 from 9am to 4pm \ Artwork is shipped on August 29, 2021.

Rules of Entry:
Eligibility: Eligible to all artists to submit up to (5) entries in all themes, genres and media, except video. All work must be display-ready upon arrival. UVAA commission rates are 30% for UVAA members and 40% for non-members. Entries must be original works of art and entirely created by the entrant.  No reproductions representing original artworks will be accepted. Fine art prints (including c-prints, digital prints, etchings, lithographs, woodblock, etc.) are eligible, but must be signed, numbered and in a limited edition of 125 or less. Only original artwork will be considered. No work will be accepted into this show which is in violation of any copyright.  Artwork must have been completed within the last three years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at UVAA.  


  • Entries submitted must be digital JPG files. Entries and awards will be judged by the juror in person or from digital JPG files. All entries must be made through the CaFE website (
  • Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work nor withdraw the work once it is accepted.
  • All entries must be for sale.
  • All artwork must fit through a standard 3-foot wide door and weigh less than 50 lbs.
  • UVAA reserves the right to refuse upon arrival any work that does not match the image or meet hanging criteria or is of unacceptable quality.
  • UVAA reserves the right to reproduce artwork from digital images for publicity purposes.

Shipping and Delivery of Accepted Artworks:
Art Center hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am - 4pm.
Work may be hand-delivered or shipped, to be received at UVAA between May 31st and June 7th.  Artwork will be the responsibility of the artist until it is received by UVAA. Each artist will be responsible for shipping costs to and from UVAA.  Complete instructions will be included with acceptance letter. UVAA will insure each accepted work for 60% of its value from the time of arrival at UVAA until it is released to the shipping agent.  

History of ArtWorks NW:
The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is proud to present the 2021 ArtWorks Northwest Biennial, a juried art show.  This event began in 2007.  It was originally titled “Hundred Valleys” to showcase the local pride in the beautiful Umpqua Valley area of Oregon. In 2012 the name changed to reflect the broader regional outreach and impact of this increasingly important venue; ArtWorks NW’s sister show PhotoWorks NW was also began in 2012. In 2015, UVAA married ArtWorks NW and PhotoWorks NW into one exhibition. In 2021 the AWNW exhibit became a biennial exhibit. We are excited to offer this call to artists as an opportunity to have their work recognized and enjoyed by the viewing public.

For questions and additional information contact:
Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Gallery Director, Sandee McGee
541-672-2532  |