2015 Artworks Northwest

Umpqua Valley Arts Association

Entry Deadline: Mar. 6

1624 W. Harvard Ave.
Roseburg, OR 97471


Umpqua Valley Arts Association Presents:

A regional juried art show of work from the Pacific Northwest. Open to all media. Juror: Marie Watt

Cash Awards:
$1000 1st Place
$500 2nd Place
$300 3rd Place
$200 J. Lynn Peterson – Hundred Valleys Award

Exhibit Dates: May 8 – June 28, 2014

Entry Fee: Non-refundable $30 fee for non-members and $25 for members for 1–3 Artwork entries. (Checks payable to UVAA)

Juror Marie Watt:

Marie Watt is a nationally known artist whose art practice includes the use of fibers, printmaking, sculpture, and installation to express universal human experiences.
Watt exhibits nationally in solo and invitational exhibitions, including a mid-career retrospective at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and the Tacoma Art Museum; other solo exhibitions include the Seattle Art Museum, the Missoula Art Museum, the Austin Museum of Art, and the Portland Art Museum, to name a few. She has also been awarded numerous prestigious awards, including a Bonnie Bronson Fellowship, a Betty Bowen Award, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. Residencies including Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and Vermont Studio Center. Watt has work included in numerous public and private collections. She earned her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Ar in 1996, her AFA in Museum studies from the Institute of American Indian Art in 1992, and her BS in Speech/Communication and Art from Willamette University in 1990. Watt is represented by PDX Contemporary Art (Portland, OR) and Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle, WA). She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
MFA, Painting and Printmaking, Yale University School of Art, New Haven Connecticut, AFA, Museum Studies, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, BS, Speech/Communications and Art, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon

Artist Schedule:

Submission Deadline: March 6, 2015 (postmarked)
Email Notification: Friday, April 3, 2015
Art Delivery to UVAA: Monday, May 4th, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 8 – 5pm to 7pm
Exhibit ends: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Artwork Pick Up/shipped: July 7 & 8, 2015 from 10am to 5pm

Rules of Entry:

Eligibility: Eligible to all artists to submit up to (3) entries in all themes, genres and media, except video. All work must be display-ready upon arrival. UVAA commission rates are 30% for UVAA members and 40% for non-members. Entries must be original works of art and entirely created by the entrant. No reproductions (including digital reproductions, giclee, iris, offset press, or inkjet copies) representing original artworks will be accepted. Fine art prints (including c-prints, digital prints, etchings, lithographs, woodblock, etc.) are eligible, but must be signed and numbered and in a limited edition of 125 or less. Only original artwork will be considered. No work will be accepted into this show which is in violation of any copyright. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at UVAA.


– Entries submitted must be digital JPG files. Entries and awards will be judged by the juror in person or from digital JPG files. All entries must be made through the CaFE website (www.callforentry.org)
– Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work nor withdraw the work once it is accepted.
– All entries must be for sale.
– All artwork must fit through a standard 3-foot wide door and weigh less than 50 lbs.
– UVAA reserves the right to refuse upon arrival any work that does not match the image or meet hanging criteria or is of unacceptable quality.
– UVAA reserves the right to reproduce artwork from digital images for publicity purposes.

Shipping and Delivery of Accepted Artworks:

Art Center hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.
Work may be hand-delivered or shipped, to be received at UVAA between April 28th and May 4th. Artwork will be the responsibility of the artist until it is received by UVAA. Each artist will be responsible for shipping costs to and from UVAA. Complete instructions will be included with acceptance letter. UVAA will insure each accepted work for 60% of its value from the time of arrival at UVAA until it is released to the shipping agent.

History of ArtWorks NW:

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is proud to present ArtWorks NW 2015, a juried art show. This event began in 2007. It was originally titled “Hundred Valleys” to showcase the local pride in the beautiful Umpqua Valley area of Oregon. In 2012 the name changed to reflect the broader regional outreach and impact of this increasingly important venue; ArtWorks NW’s sister show PhotoWorks NW was also began in 2012. In 2015, UVAA marries ArtWorks NW and PhotoWorks NW into one exhibition. We are excited to offer this call to artists as an opportunity to have their work recognized and enjoyed by the viewing public.

For questions and additional information contact:

Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Gallery Manager Sandee McGee
541-672-2532 | www.uvarts.com

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015
Apply At: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2372

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