The Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) Gallery serves as an educational venue for the community and a supportive environment for artists to share their work. Artists who show here are residents of Oregon and southern Washington near Portland, and are selected by a group jury process. The resulting shows reflect the artistic dynamism of the area, with an emphasis on the following: a wide spectrum of media is shown throughout the year; diverse subject matter is explored; unique perspectives are shared; multidisciplinary and intersectional approaches are appreciated.
As a community-based gallery, we seek to grow our collective ability to create, connect and share beauty in its many forms. We embrace and encourage artists with differences in age, color, ethnicity, race, language, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, family or marital status, gender identity, political affiliation, veteran status, physical and mental ability, and socio-economic status. We show work by artists based on the merit of their work. We seek to include artists who are BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, immigrant or refugee, and/or disabled in the group jury each year and center their expertise.
The 2023 Call for Artists is now open! The link to the online application can be found at www.multnomahartscenter.org/gallery. Emerging and experienced visual artists are invited to apply. During the jurying process, 2-D and 3-D artists are typically paired to exhibit together. Requests for solo or group shows are also welcome. Musicians, writers, filmmakers and other artists whose work would complement the visual arts exhibits may also submit proposals.
The application deadline is 12 pm on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023. All application materials must be received by MAC at this time. All submission materials will be reviewed by the group jury, and artists will be notified of the jury’s decisions by early February 2023. Exhibits will be scheduled between May 2023 – April 2024.
Requests for more information or accommodations with the application process can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 503-823-2787.
Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR