Invitation to Artists born outside the U.S. to enter juried show with cash prize

Deadline September 01, 2020

Hope in Every Step is an exhibition sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon under the supervision of the Visual Arts Committee. First Presbyterian Church is a member of the 7×7 Consortium of art galleries in 7 downtown churches. In the fall of 2020 each gallery will present a different exhibition on the theme of immigration, titled “FOOTPRINTS”. 7×7 supports the work of artists and affirms the creative spirit through art exhibitions.
Artworks produced using any visual media are eligible. The works must convey aspects of the artist’s personal experience as an immigrant. Include an artist’s statement reflecting on your work. Work must have been produced within the last three years. Artwork must not weigh over 40 lbs. Artists must be at least 18 years of age. The exhibition will be juried from high resolution jpegs. submitted to
$1,000 in cash awards will be distributed among the prize recipients. Artists will receive juror-selected awards at the exhibition opening reception on Sunday, September 13 at noon or by mail.
Exhibited artworks will be insured while at the church. All costs of insuring artworks while in transport to and from the church must be paid by the artists.
Accepted Work
Works must be ‘ready to hang’ ie., framed, mounted, with hanging wire, or otherwise ready for installation. Works accepted by jpg. image may be withheld from the exhibition if the actual work varies significantly from the jpg. The juror’s decision is final. Work submitted must be available for the exhibition and must remain for the duration of the show. Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose work is chosen for exhibition inclusion grant the First Presbyterian Church permission to use images for promoting the exhibition, artist, or First Presbyterian Church and its programs, and current and past exhibitions. Images may be placed on social media for promotion and features. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation. Artist’s statement may be reprinted in part or entirely for display next to their artwork.
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Chapel Gallery, First Presbyterian Church, 1200 SW Alder St, Portland OR 97205

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