Call to Artists 2016

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Dear Friends –

You are invited to enter the 29th Annual Aurora Colony Days Art Show and Sale to be held August 12-13-14, 2016.

The show takes place in Fellowship Hall at the Christ Lutheran Church, 15029 2nd Street (east of Liberty) in Aurora. It is right in 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 are Mark Terry and Mary Lou Zeek. Mark is a professor of art at George Fox University in Newberg and the chair of the Department of Art and Design. Mary Lou is an art consultant who operates the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery in Salem. Ceramicists themselves, both Mark and Mary Lou also have extensive experience with a broad array of art forms and have worked with artists in all stages of development.

Russell Glenn, fused glass artist, of Aurora is our Featured Artist this year and the show will present a sizeable display of his work.

Here is the schedule for the show:

  • Sunday August 7                   Receiving (1- 4 PM)
  • Friday August 12                  Opening reception (5-7 PM)
  • Saturday August 13              Show open (12 – 5 PM)
  • Sunday August 14                Show open (12 – 4 PM) Pick-up artwork (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.

Questions? Please contact Susan Black at503-776-9082 or {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}.

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



Aurora Arts Association


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