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Industry & Art: Workers, Nature, and Environment

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Entry Deadline: 6/1/13
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Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

REQUIREMENTS: Apply with up to 3 work samples Any combination of Images up to 3 Video up to 3 _______________________ Industry & Art: Celebrating the Worker September 19-23, 2012 2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition and Sale The Regional Arts & Culture Council, on behalf of Industry & Art (sponsored by the Working Waterfront Coalition of Portland) invites artists currently living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana to submit up to three (3) digital images of existing original artwork for the 2nd Annual Industry & Art juried exhibition and sale to be held at Vigor Industrial on Swan Island, 5555 N Channel Avenue, in Portland, Oregon. The goal for this exhibition is to celebrate the beauty, skill, diversity and professionalism of industrial workers through artists’ perspectives, and promote an awareness of our region’s thriving working waterfronts. The event is also a fundraiser to support industrial job training programs and habitat restoration. The first annual Industry & Art exhibition was held September 22-25, 2011. Over 40 artworks by regional artists were featured (see list of artists and awardees below) and over $40K in artwork was sold, with $25K raised for education and the environment. Winning artists received cash awards of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively for first, second and third place. Applications must be submitted using the CaFÉ website ( The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 1, 2012, 11:59PM Mountain Daylight Time. BACKGROUND Established in 2005, the Working Waterfront Coalition (WWC) is an organization of businesses concerned about the environmental health and economic vitality of the Portland harbor. WWC is supported with funding from its members. The WWC advocates for sound public policy that promotes environmental, social and economic sustainability and works to promote awareness of place and community benefiting environment and education. More information on last year’s exhibition and the WWC is available at DESCRIPTION OF EXHIBITION SITE: VIGOR INDUSTRIAL The exhibition site at Vigor Industrial is one of their many warehouses on Swan Island and is an integral part of ship repair and barge building. Headquartered in Portland, Vigor Industrial operates a 64-acre facility on Swan Island, and maintains locations in Puget Sound and the San Francisco Bay Area. The company offers ship repair services, barge construction, abrasive blasting and coating services, machine shop services, and industrial space leasing. The company’s roots in Portland were established in 1986 as a small ship repair contractor, operating as Cascade General at the Port of Portland’s Portland Ship Repair Yard. Today, Vigor Industrial’s companies employ over 800 skilled trades people and professionals providing services to a range of public and private customers all over the world. 2012 EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION AND GOALS The goal of the exhibition is to provide the general public and employees of the WWC with an opportunity to connect with and to better understand the various activities of a working waterfront through the lens of artists’ viewpoints and perspectives. The 2012 exhibition will feature artwork that captures and celebrates the people who work in waterfront industries as well as the surrounding natural and industrial settings of their working environments. Submitted artwork should express/interpret the unique connections between workers and the surrounding natural and industrial environments that are forged daily on working waterfronts around the world. Work does not have to be specifically about the working waterfront in Portland, Oregon. Approximately 40 sculptures, paintings, drawings, and short videos will be selected for the exhibition. All selected artwork must be available for sale. Industry & Art is a fundraiser for industrial job training programs and environmental initiatives. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the sale of each artwork as well as all proceeds from donations and activities go to the WWC Scholarship Fund at Portland Community College Foundation and West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. ELIGIBILITY Visual artists or teams of artists, residing in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or Montana working in any visual arts discipline/media are eligible. Entries must be original work completed within the last five years. Two-dimensional work can be no larger than 7.5ft in any direction. Sculptural work must fit through a 10ft by X 16ft door. Video works are eligible; however, video projections cannot be accommodated at this time. All accepted video works will be presented on flat screen monitors provided by the exhibition organizers. Artists who were featured in the 2011 exhibition are eligible to re-apply but may not submit work that has been in a previous Industry & Art exhibition. Submitted artwork must meet the goals and criteria described above. SITE TOURS Up to three tours of yard sites for applying artists will be offered in April: Friday April 6th @ 1 PM; Wednesday, April 11th @ 10:30 AM; and Tuesday, April 17th @ 10:30 AM. To reserve a place on the tour, email with your preferred day and time by 5:00 PM the day prior to the tour. Instructions regarding meeting place will be emailed to participants. SELECTED ARTISTS’ RESPONSIBILITIES Selected artists will be responsible for the proper packing, shipping and delivery of the artwork to the Vigor Industrial site on Swan Island. Works can be either hand delivered or shipped. Instructions will be included in the notification email. At the close of the exhibition, all artwork must be picked up September 24-25, 2012, 9:00AM – 4:00 PM. Arrangements for returning artwork via shipping will be negotiated. All artwork will be handled with the greatest possible care; however, neither WWC, Vigor Industrial, nor the Regional Arts & Culture Council will be held responsible for any loss or damage during shipping or while on-site for exhibition. EXHIBITION INFORMATION: SEPTEMBER 19-23, 2012 The exhibition is free and open to the public. A preview party for selected sponsors and VIPs is scheduled for September 19, 2012. All exhibiting artists will be invited to attend. Cash awards will include Best of Show, First, Second and Third Place. All selected artwork must be available for sale. All transactions will be handled through the WWC with a sales commission of 25% going towards the WWC Scholarship Fund at Portland Community College Foundation and West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. The sale price should include this commission. NOTIFICATION Artists (or galleries who submit on the artist’s behalf) will be notified via email of the juror’s selections by July 1, 2012. Consignment agreements and directions regarding shipping and delivery as well as a complete calendar of associated events will be sent to participants at that time. The deadline to return consignment forms is July 15, 2012. All artwork must be delivered to the Vigor Industrial location on September 8th and 9th, 2012. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS The application submission must include all of the information and materials described below. All materials must be submitted through CaFÉ ™ ( For assistance with CaFÉ ™, contact Cheryl Norton at the Regional Arts & Culture Council (503.823.5865 or Up to three (3) JPG images of one (1) to three (3) artworks. JPG files in your CaFÉ ™ portfolio must include the title, dimensions, and media. In the “Description” section of your image upload page to your portfolio, you may also include any additional descriptive information (up to 300 characters) that you would like the jury to know. Digital images are assumed to be accurate representations of the entrant’s original art works. Artwork that differs markedly from the submitted image will be disqualified. Up to three (3) videos. If you are submitting videos, the file size can be no larger than 100MB. In the Image and Media Preparation section on CaFÉ ™ you will find formatting specifications for video files. Your video file will be converted to a flash file to enable system playback. IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A COMBINATION OF VIDEO AND JPEG IMAGE FILES, THE TOTAL/MAXIMUM NUMBER OF UPLOAD FILES FOR YOUR APPLICATION IS THREE (3). DATES Site Tours: Friday, April 6th, Wednesday, April 11th, Tuesday, April 17th Submission Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012 (11:59PM Mountain Daylight Time) Notification: Week of July 1st Shipped artwork deadline: Friday, September 7th Hand delivered artwork deadlines: Saturday and Sunday, September 8th - 9th Exhibition Preview Party: September 19, 2012 Exhibition Dates: Sept. 19th - 23rd, 2012 (Vigor Industrial, Swan Island)* Pick up Artwork: Monday-Tuesday, 9:00-4:00 PM, September 24-25, 2012 *Special curated shows of awardees’ work are being planned at other venues in Portland. JURORS Greta Blalock, Portland International Airport Ean Eldred, artist Damien Gilley, artist Paton Miller, artist Brenda Smola, artist/curator Prudence Roberts, curator INFORMATION QUESTIONS? Keith Lachowicz, Regional Arts & Culture Council 503.823.5404 Peggy Kendellen, Regional Arts & Culture Council 503.823.4196 LIST OF EXHIBITING ARTISTS IN 2011 EXHIBITION Greg Boudreau Michael Brophy Kate Copeland Claire Cowie Kevin Farrell MK Guth Sean Healy Christopher Martin Hoff Matt McCormick Donald Morgan Jim Neidhardt Janet Otten Melody Owen Henk Pander Christopher Perry Christopher Rauschenberg Robin Siegl Tyler Stuart Seth Tane Lli Wilburn Linda Wysong

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