12x12x12: A Celebration of Community

Deadline August 01, 2022

Call for Art!

Arts Council of Lake Oswego invites artists working in any medium to submit up to three works not to exceed 12”h x 12”w x 12”d for our upcoming exhibition 12X12X12: A Celebration of Community. Works will be curated into an exhibition on view September 9th through October 28th, 2022.

Below you will find details regarding entry fee, eligibility, application requirements, timeline, and other pertinent information. If you have questions that are not answered please contact us at artscouncillo@gmail.com.

About ARTspace Gallery

As the only dedicated visual arts gallery in the city of Lake Oswego, the Arts Council and its ARTspace gallery have a unique opportunity to inspire thought and conversation through art. The Arts Council of Lake Owego’s mission is to ensure that arts are accessible and an integral part of life in our community.

Entry Fee

• $30 for three submissions. Entry fee is waived if you are a current member of the Arts Council at the Friend ($50) level or above. Not sure if you’re a member? Give us a call to find out: 503-675-3738.
• Your entry fee helps support continued access to free arts programming, including free entry to the ARTspace gallery, virtual and in-person events for all ages, and additional arts programming throughout the year. Please reach out to us via email if this cost presents a barrier for participation.
• To pay your entry fee, please donate to the Arts Council: Entry Fee Donation (https://bit.ly/3a248xJ)


This exhibition is open to all artists. All media will be considered. All works must be original.

• Two-Dimensional (2D) works of art are not to exceed 144 (12”x 12”) square inches (including framing).
• Three-Dimensional (3D) original works of art, such as sculpture, glass, fiber, etc. are not to exceed 12”h x 12”w x 12”d.
• All work must be ready for exhibition upon arrival. Framed works must include wire for hanging with appropriate hanging hardware and installation instructions, and clearly labeled with the artist’s name and title of the work. 3D works must be ready for display. Test your framing/presentation before sending it. NO sawtooth hangers, please.
• Any special hardware must be provided by the artist.
• If entries from out of area are accepted, no reimbursement for shipping or delivery will be provided (please see more on shipping below).
• Works will be assessed for exhibition based on quality, subject matter, and overall aesthetic. We are looking for a diversity of media and forms of expression. BIPOC, LGBTQ2+, emerging, mid-career, and professional artists are encouraged to apply.
• All accepted artwork must be for sale and submitted with that intent.

Application & Image Requirements
• Photo(s) of artwork(s) being submitted in JPEG, PNG or PDF format.
• No detailed images of the same artwork. Submit only one high resolution image per artwork.
• A brief description of each work.
• For each work include: title, date of creation, medium, and dimensions.
• Artist statement.
• Contact info for artist including website and/or social media handles.
• No more than three works per artist will be considered.

Email applications as a single PDF to artscouncillo@gmail.com with the subject line “Call for Art 12X12X12”. While emailed applications are preferred, applications by mail should include a jump drive with digital photos and can be sent to: Arts Council of Lake Oswego, PO Box 369, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034.

Exhibition Timeline
August 1, 2022 – Deadline to Apply
August 8, 2022 – Artists Notified
August 16-23 – Contracts returned
August 16-19 and August 23 – artworks delivered to the Arts Council Office (380 A Ave., Lake Oswego)
September 9 – exhibition open and free Friday reception from 5-7 p.m.

Artist Benefits

Accepted work will be exhibited in our ARTspace gallery from September 9 through October 28, 2022. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am to 5pm. Artists are asked to offer their works for sale, with the understanding that the Arts Council takes a 30% commission. Various programs are planned during the exhibition to add dimension and provide more opportunities for visitors to see and engage with the artwork.


Accepted works must arrive by Tuesday, August 23, 2022, and must include return shipping labels or artists must plan to pick up their work if not sold. Artists are responsible for round trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks. All shipments must include a prepaid return shipping label or shipping charge account number and be shipped in a container appropriate for reuse in return shipping.


All sales will be handled through ACLO. A 30% commission will be charged. All pieces must remain up for the duration of the exhibition. Payment for any sold work(s) will be remitted by check to the artist at the end of the exhibition.

Artwork not sold during the duration of the exhibition must be picked up by November 4, 2022. Work with prepaid return shipping will be returned during the three weeks following the close of the exhibition. ACLO will retain possession of artwork left beyond December 31, 2022, and/or work with insufficient return shipping.

Legal Agreement

By submitting works for consideration, you agree to these conditions. Arts Council of Lake Oswego (ACLO) retains the right to reject works from the exhibition at any time, at their discretion. Accepted work(s) may not be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition on October 28, 2022. ACLO will insure the works while on site for the insurance value indicated on the entries.

ACLO may photograph the work for use in social media, email newsletters, printed collateral, and other promotional materials, and use images of submitted artwork to publicize and promote the exhibition. Credit will be given to the artist.

All sales will be handled through ACLO. A 30% commission will be charged. All pieces must remain up for the duration of the exhibition. ACLO does not offer submission refunds.

About the Arts Council of Lake Oswego

Our Mission:
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego works to ensure that arts are an integral part of life in our community, now and into the future.

Our collective actions and commitment will result in:
• Enlivening our built and natural environments, while adding value to Lake Oswego’s economy;
• Effective collaborative partnerships that strengthen our community;
• Increased visual art appreciation and understanding by all of our residents and visitors;
• Increased arts tourism and visitors as economic drivers for the city and our organization.

For more information, please visit www.ArtsCouncilLO.org

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