Call to 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 will be announced soon.

Matthew Eveleigh, acrylic painter of Aurora, is our Featured Artist this year 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)

Sunday August 13                Show open (12 – 4)
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 (, where they can be downloaded and printed.

Questions?  Please contact Susan Black at 503-776-9082 or 

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!


Aurora Arts Association



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