calls for artists

This list includes local and national juried, and non-juried, competitions for artists of all media. Disclaimer: RACC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. This list is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by these links. To submit a notice go to

Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) Poetry Post

Deadline October 01, 2017

Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, seeks work from our community that gives pause and invites beauty. A panel of writers will choose pieces to feature in the poetry post for up to a month. Selected work may also be shared on MAC’s website and Facebook page if permitted by the […]

Call for Exhibit Proposals from Solo and Group Artists at Walters Cultural Arts Center (Hillsboro)

Deadline December 01, 2017

The Walters Cultural Arts Center in downtown Hillsboro is seeking exhibit proposals for solo and group artists working in all media for exhibitions beginning in August 2018. We are seeking to display original fine art that is engaging to a broad public audience of all ages (including small children/G-rated) and suitable to a multi-function event […]

RFP for Northwest Housing Alternatives donor appreciation installation

Deadline October 02, 2017

Kimberly Kent is accepting proposals Northwest Housing Alternatives donor appreciation installation. Northwest Housing Alternatives is redeveloping their campus in Milwaukie Oregon. The new and expanded NHA campus will hold more office space, a new and larger Annie Ross House and 28 new affordable homes along with community spaces and play space for children. A Capital […]

Host an Oregon Humanities Conversation Project

Deadline August 31, 2017

The 2017-18 Conversation Project catalog has forty discussion topics to choose from, twenty-one of which are new this year. Subjects include race, immigration, housing, faith and politics, higher education, environmental policy, identity, and much more. See the full catalog on our website, and apply online through August 31, 2017, to bring a conversation to your […]

Call to Artists: Umpqua Plein Air 2017 (Roseburg)

Deadline September 01, 2017

UVAA’s Umpqua Plein Air is a three-day annual painting event and competition for artists working en plein air. During the event, artists will capture Douglas County’s wild and stunning landscapes including the breathtaking, emerald waters of the North Umpqua River and the peaceful, golden hills at Doc Bailey’s Farm. Our Umpqua Plein Air Artists also […]

Care (Give and Take) (RI)

Deadline September 01, 2017

If you are a visual artist making work about Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia, please submit work for a juried exhibition occurringNovember 2017- March 2018 at the New Hope Art Gallery at the Cranston Senior Center in Rhode Island. What makes this exhibition special is that your work will be paired with work from your loved […]

6X6NW Call For Art (WA)

Deadline September 28, 2017

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for 6X6NW, an exhibition and fundraiser event featuring hundreds of small artworks. Each artwork must be 6”x 6” and artists may enter up to 10 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). There is no fee to enter! All entries will be exhibited during 6X6NW […]

Call for Artists Tarot/Day of the Dead show at Splendorporium

Deadline September 29, 2017

Call for Artists for Tarot/Day of the Dead show at Splendorporium. Splendorporium is located in S.E. Portland at 3421 S.S. 21st Ave. Submissions being accepted for Splendorporium’s annual Tarot/Day of the Dead show. Opening date is October 6th. Deadline for Submissions is September 29th. This is our biggest show of the year and the openings […]

CURRENTS New Media 2018 Call for Entries

Deadline November 05, 2017

CURRENTS is an international NEW MEDIA ART festival. We showcase a variety of work that pushes the boundaries of art and technology. This is a call for our 9th annual exhibition – June 8-24, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 8,000 visitors attended CURRENTS 2017 / 2,500 Opening Night. We are accepting submissions in the […]

Call for “Salem Puppet Parade”

Deadline September 16, 2017

We are gearing up for the first ever Salem Puppet Parade to dance, pedal, skate, or strut your art puppet down Winter Street in Salem Oregon. This is part of a larger event called Open Streets Salem taking place Saturday, September 23rd. The mission of the puppet parade is to bring together people of all […]

Public Annex’s Self-Taught Artist Fair: Flying Like A Rock

Deadline September 03, 2017

Self Taught Artists Fair 2017: Flying Like a Rock Organized by Public Annex Location: PNCA-Portland OR Registration: Registration and artwork drop off is one day only: Saturday September 2nd from 10am-1pm at PNCA 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209 The Call Public Annex is seeking work for the first annual Self Taught Artist Fair – […]

Call for “Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century”

Deadline November 07, 2017

Clatsop Community College is accepting entries for the twelfth annual international juried competition to be held January 25 – March 15, 2018 at the Royal Nebeker Gallery in Astoria, OR. $1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. One artist will be chosen for a solo show for the following exhibition season. Juror: […]

The Chelsea International Photography Competition

Deadline September 13, 2017

The Chelsea International Photography Competition — Opens July 18, 2017 Photographers at both the amateur and professional level are invited to enter the Chelsea International Photography Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIPC will honor selected artists with an exhibition at Agora Gallery, providing invaluable […]

Call for Artists: Heritage and Ancestors in Contemporary Life

Deadline August 28, 2017

ArtXchange Gallery is currently accepting submissions for an October/November group exhibition exploring the perpetuation of one’s cultural heritage in today’s globalized, post-modern society. How do artists express the intersecting elements of their identity, from DNA to familial tradition to contemporary daily life? How do individuals who are immigrants and/or diasporic children claim and preserve their […]

RACC Opportunity: Multnomah County Central Courthouse, Design for Exterior Metal Panels

Deadline September 13, 2017

RACC invites teams of professional artists (visual/graphic/literary) to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the design of 26 metal privacy panels located along the ground floor façade of the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse in Portland Oregon. At least one team member must reside in Oregon. The selected team will be paid approximately $80,000 to produce final […]

Public Art Call: Evergreen Branch Expansion at Everett Public Library (WA)

Deadline August 28, 2017

Everett Public Library is seeking to commission an artist or artist-led team to create public artwork for the Evergreen Branch Library expansion in Everett, Washington. The expansion provides an opportunity for a suspended sculptural work for the new circulation desk area. Budget: $70,000. Budget is inclusive of artist fee, travel, fabrication, installation, and sales tax. […]

Call for Artists – Portland Winter Light Festival

Deadline September 22, 2017

The Portland Winter Light Festival welcomes artists, designers, creatives, makers, and performers to submit innovative proposals for light-based sculpture, interactive installations, projections, fire art, and performance. We are especially interested in work that encompass PDXWLF’s values of creativity, interactivity, inclusivity, and fun. Artists are invited to submit proposals electronically. For more information and to apply […]

Disclaimer: RACC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. This list is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by these links.

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