Artists of the Gorge

Stevenson Community Library is proud to host Artists of the Gorge, an annual, juried exhibition—now in its 38th year!

Call for Artists

Eligibility

Free entry! Open to all artists of the Columbia Gorge, from The Dalles to Washougal, either Oregon or Washington residents; artists must be 18 years or older. 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.

Instructions

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 (coming soon).

Please fill out the Artwork Display Agreement and submit it with your artwork.

Delivery

Artwork will be received up to and including Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Stevenson Community Library during open hours, or by mail (PO Box 818, Stevenson, WA 98648).

Release

All artists will be notifed by phone or postcard by September 27, and art not chosen for exhibit is to be picked up by Wednesday, October 4.

The show will close at 5 pm on Saturday, November 4. Artwork may be picked up the following week during library open hours or at another time by arrangement.

Conditions

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.

Awards

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

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

Jurors:

Cathleen Rehfeld, oil artist
Third Place, 2016 Best of The Gorge, Hood River, OR
First Place, 2016 Gardens and Garden Art, The Dalles, OR

Heather Söderberg Greene, sculptor
As one of the first women to own a bronze foundry in the United States, Heather Söderberg’s sculptures have earned her regional and world-wide attention.

Elsie Noble, painter, potter, calligrapher
Retired art instructor at Clark College, Vancouver, WA. She has taught design, pottery, watercolor, calligraphy, and lettering.

Important Dates:

Exhibition: October 7—November 4, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7, 6:30 pm

For more information:

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

Address:
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