Artists Vision

Deadline February 16, 2020

Artist’s Vision — Small Worlds
57th Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034 (9 miles south of Portland)
Show Dates: June 26, 27, and 28, 2020
Location: Lakewood Center for the Arts (Location)
Application Deadline: FEB. 16, 2020
Entry Fee: $35
Featured Artist: Nicole Gustafsson
Artist’s Vision Application (Applications available Nov. 1, 2019)

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Small Worlds, the 2020 Artist’s Vision Juried Exhibit addresses microcosmos: miniature representations of humanity, society, the world, the universe. Have you ever gazed at a doll house and imagined a world inside? Have you paused at the sight of a mossy patch in the middle of an urban sidewalk and wondered what might live there unseen and un-regarded? If so, this is your moment to share your visions of the micro-world.

When developing work for this exhibit, envision a 2D or 3D diorama and everything you need to infer the existence of a larger world. Familiar examples include doll houses, museum dioramas, infographics, etc. Share with viewers the details and boundaries of your found universe!

Reference Artists

Joseph Cornell
Creator of the Cornell box. He created collections of objects and images that were held in a found or built box. His work is considered assemblage-style art.
A stop-motion animation company in the Pacific Northwest known for their detailed sets and character designs.
Sally Curcio
Sally creates urban landscapes in her Bubble series using beads and bubble-domed shadow boxes.
Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber
Two non-traditional photographers who build scale landscapes and architectural models to photograph for stunning post-apocalyptic images.
Eric Wert
A Portland-area artist known for his hyper realism and intricate patterning. Working primarily in oils, Eric takes flowers, fruit, and vegetables and captures them in posed still lifes.
Using miniatures to create humorous images for his photography practice, Slinkachu abandons his sets in their urban surroundings after the image has been recorded, making a treasure hunt for his followers an integral part of his practice.
* If your piece is of digital format (projection, film, time lapse, etc.) and requires electricity, please specify the power sources you will need in your application.


Two-dimensional work in any medium is acceptable as long as it is smaller than 6ʼ (height) x 8ʼ (width) and can be displayed on the wall using picture hanging rods.
Three-dimensional pieces are eligible as long as they are smaller than 6ʼ (height) x 4ʼ (width) x 2ʼ (depth) and the artist can provide the appropriate sculpture stand for their presentation.
Wall-hung work can be hung framed or unframed and must include horizontal picture hanging hardware installed on the back of the artwork (no zigzag hardware). Please note: curators will not construct any hanging devices. Work must be delivered ready to hang on a wall.
Digital works (film, projections, time-lapse, etc.) are accepted. The artist must explain the type of power source needed for their submission. All cords, connectors, etc., must be provided by the artist. All TV’s, monitors, projectors must be provided by the artist. Tables and stands required for monitors or to support digital work must be stated by the artist when turning in their artist acceptance form. Because all artworks in the Festival must be for sale, all accepted digital artworks must clearly state what the sale of the artwork includes.
A maximum of three artworks may be submitted per artist. Applications must be received no later than the date listed on the Calendar below. The Artist’s Vision Juried Exhibit reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic application.


Artist applications available online: Friday, November 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 16, 2020, 11:59pm
Jury results emailed to artists: Monday, March 2, 2020
Delivery of accepted art: Sunday, June 21, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Festival hours:
Friday & Saturday, June 26 & 27, 2020, 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, June 28, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Pick-up unsold art:
Sunday, June 28, 2020, 6:00-6:30pm
Monday, June 29, 2020, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Applications will be reviewed by a jury comprised of selected individuals from varied backgrounds who embrace the philosophy and goals of the Festival of the Arts. Artists for the Artist’s Vision Juried Exhibit will be selected based on adherence to the stated theme, originality, personal voice, and technical skill.

All work submitted must be for sale. The price shall be at the discretion of the artist. A 40% commission from all sales will be retained by the Festival. Prices assigned by the artist shall include the Festival commission. All commission proceeds benefit the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, an arts festival that remains free to the public and is an event of the nonprofit organization, Lakewood Center for the Arts.

Applications are available on November 1 of 2019 at Artist’s Vision application

Artists must register and complete an application on our website with an accurate email that will be valid throughout the registration process until show date. This email address will be used to notify you of your status. Notification of accepted or declined status will be emailed to the email address you use in the application process. Please check your application email inbox for all correspondence.
Your application must include:

Detailed information about each submitted artwork, including media and dimensions.
Artists may submit one static image per art object or one video/recording per digital artwork installation. Up to three artworks in total are allowed.
Static image sizing requirements: Images must be in JPEG or JPG format, maximum of 4000×4000 pixels, minimum of 1000 pixels on the shortest side.
Note: Need assistance in formatting your images to the correct size? Visit Larry Berman’s Jury Images. When formatting your images, select 1920×1920 ZAPPtm on the order form under Action. ZAPPtm-formatted images are accepted by our application software. There is no charge for this service. However, donations are gladly accepted to keep this free service available.
Video/sound requirements
A single link to a video/recording can be shared in place of a static uploaded image. This recording MUST represent the piece as you intend it to be seen in the exhibit, including installation requirements which the artist must provide with the piece.
Payment for Application
To ensure that the jury sees your application, your non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 must be paid online at the time of submitting your application. This fee covers up to three artworks. Artists whose work is not accepted for inclusion in Artist’s Vision Juried Exhibit may apply the fee to the Open Show. For information about the Open Show, click HERE.

Delivery of Artwork
Unless alternative arrangements have been confirmed with the curator and Festival Office, Artists must deliver their work personally to the Lakewood Center, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034 on:

Sunday, June 21, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Should it be necessary for you to ship your work, permission must be granted in writing by the curator prior to sending in your Artist Contract. Shipped artwork MUST arrive BETWEEN May 18th-22nd to:

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Artist’s Vision
368 S. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Should the work not be sold, artists are responsible for picking up their artworks or return shipping. Details for shipping and delivery will be included with the contract following your acceptance to the exhibit. Artwork pickup times are as follow:

Sunday, June 28, 2020, 6pm – 6:30pm

Monday, June 29, 2020, 11:00am – 1:00pm

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