Artists of the Gorge

Stevenson Community Library is proud to host Artists of the Gorge, an annual, juried exhibition—now in its 39th year!

Call for artists


Free entry! Open to all artists of the Columbia Gorge, from The Dalles to Washougal, either Oregon or Washington residents; artists must be at least 18 years old. This event is open-themed. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, wood pieces, fabric art and other media will be considered. Entries must be recent, original works. Copies, patterns, commercial art or class work is not accepted. Each artist may submit a maximum of two entries.


Artwork must be suitably prepared for display (i.e. framed and wired, ready for hanging; under glass or plexiglass as appropriate, etc.) and accompanied by the Artwork Display Agreement.


Artwork will be received up to and including Wednesday, September 26, 2017 at Stevenson Community Library by 8 pm, or by mail (PO Box 818, Stevenson, WA 98648).


All artists will be notified by phone or postcard by October 1, and art not chosen for exhibit is to be picked up by Thursday, October 4.

The show will close at 5 pm on Saturday, November 3. Artwork may be picked up the following week during library open hours or at another time by arrangement.


This is a juried exhibition. Decision of the jurors is final. While every precaution will be taken to see that no damage occurs to entries, the sponsoring organizations will assume no responsibility for loss or damage.

Participating artists are on our mailing list, which is subject to public records requests. Please notify us if you want to be removed from this list.

All work accepted is to remain on display for the duration of the exhibit. Art may be marked for sale; no part of sale goes to library.


Jurors' Choice Awards: 1st Prize $200; 2nd Prize $150; 3rd Prize $100
People's Choice Award: $50

Prizes and juror's honoraria underwritten by the Friends of Stevenson and North Bonneville Community Libraries.


Skip Enge
Honorable Mention, 2017 Artists of the Gorge, Stevenson WA
Exhibit designer, Oregon Historical Society, Portland OR 1979–2001
Para educator and substitute teacher, Washougal School District, Washougal WA

Laurel Bushman
First Place, 2018 Artist of the Month—May, Scottsdale Artists League, Scottsdale AZ
Honorable Mention, 2016 Artists of the Gorge, Stevenson WA

Autumn Quigley
2018 BFA graduate, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver BC
2017 Simon Chang Award

Important dates:

Exhibition: October 6—November 3, 2018 during library open hours

Opening Reception and Silent Auction: Saturday, October 6, 6:30–9 pm

For more information:

Call Marshall Shapiro at Stevenson Community Library, 509-427-5471.

120 NW Vancouver Ave
PO Box 818
Stevenson, WA 98648

Open hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue-Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu-Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm