Call For Artists 2017

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Dear Friends –

You are invited to enter the 30th Annual Aurora Colony Days Art Show and Sale to be held August 11-12-13, 2017.

The Show takes place in Fellowship Hall at the Christ Lutheran Church, 15029 2nd Street (east of Liberty) in Aurora. It is right at the center of all the fun and action of the Colony Days weekend, with a good deal of foot traffic, exposure and visitors.

All artists, all ages, all media are welcome. Judges will award prizes according to the category of media and status of artist (adult, or under 18). You may enter up to 4 pieces of your own original art for a fee of $7.50 for each piece. Under 18 — free. There will be a 25% commission fee on each piece sold during the Show.

Judges this year will be Alexandra Opie, chair of the art department at Willamette University, and Brian Rogers, executive director of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Matthew Eveleigh, acrylic painter of Aurora, is our Featured Artist and the Show will present a sizeable display of his work.

New this year: A “Marketplace” where artists entered in the Show can sell prints, cards, photographs, 3-D pieces and so on; these pieces will not be judged. $7.50 participation fee for unlimited number of pieces; under 18, free. The usual 25% commission fee applies to all sales.

Here is the schedule for the Show and the Marketplace:

  • Sunday August 6 Receiving (1- 4 PM) of work for the Show and for the Marketplace
  • Friday August 11 Opening reception (6-8 PM)
  • Saturday August 12 Show open (12 – 5 PM)
  • Sunday August 13 Show open (12 – 4 PM)
  • Pick-up (4 PM)

The following cash/equivalent prizes will be awarded: Best of Show, Townsend Award for Student Art, People’s Choice. In addition, First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention ribbons will be given in each category of medium.

The Call to Artists, the Rules and the Entry Form are on our website (www.auroraarts.auroracolony.com), where they can be downloaded and printed.

Questions? Please contact Susan Black at 503-776-9082 or susan@blackstarstudio.me.

We look forward to having your work in the Show and in the Marketplace! It’s a wonderful community event and celebration, a real showcase of local creativity — and it will not be the same without your participation!

Sincerely,

Aurora Arts Association

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