Call to Artists

A juried Art Show


Umpqua Valley Arts Association present the 2019 Artworks Northwest: a juried art exhibit.  This event began in 2007 and 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 Northwest’s sister show PhotoWorks NW was also began in 2012. In 2015, UVAA married ArtWorks NW and PhotoWorks NW into one exhibition. Andries Fourie (2018), Stephen Hayes (2016), Scott Malbaurn (2017), Marie Watt (2015), and Ryan Pierce (2014) represent the long line of esteemed jurors we’ve had since the inception of AWNW. We are excited to offer this call to artists in the region. Open to all media.


Eligible to all artists from the Pacific Northwest region (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, Western Montana, and Western Wyoming) to submit up to (5) entries in all themes, genres and media, except video. All work must be instsall-ready upon arrival. Artists’ work must stay at UVAA for the duration of the exhibit. 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 representing original artworks will be accepted. Fine art prints (including c-prints, digital prints, etchings, lithographs, woodblock, etc.) are eligible, but must be signed, 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.

Submission Deadline: April 5, 2019


May 17  – June 30, 2019

Cash Awards:
$1000 1stPlace
 $500 2ndPlace
$300 3rdPlace
The J. Lynn Peterson – Hundred Valleys Award – $200

Artist Schedule:

Submission Deadline: April 5th 2019

Art Delivery to the UVAA: Monday, May 13th 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, May 17th 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Exhibit Ends: Friday, June 30th 2019

Artwork Picked up/Shipped: Monday and Tuesday, July 8th & 9th 2019 9:00am -4:00pm



Danielle Knapp

Danielle M. Knapp is the McCosh Curator at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon in Eugene. In addition to managing the David John and Anne Kutka McCosh Memorial Collection and Archive, she oversees the museum’s initiatives in North American (with focus on Pacific Northwest) and European Art, including exhibitions, publications, and acquisitions. Knapp holds degrees in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Oregon and Eastern Washington University. She has organized exhibitions of the work of Keith Achepohl, Mark Clarke, Margaret Coe, Morris Graves, Clay Lohmann, David McCosh, and Lucinda Parker, among others.Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain, a retrospective exhibition co-curated with JSMA executive director Jill Hartz in 2015, will travel to ten venues through 2020; its exhibition catalog is currently available is in its third printing through Heyday Press. Most recently, Knapp collaborated with the George D. Green Art Institute to present works by 45 artists in the group exhibition Visual Magic: An Oregon Invitational (on view at the JSMA through May 12, 2019). She is currently serving a four-year term as Public Art Chair of the Springfield Arts Commission. Knapp grew up as an “Air Force Brat” but found her home in the Pacific Northwest in 1999. She lives in Springfield, Oregon, with her husband Chris, a small business owner, and their two children.


Price to submit: 

$25 Members, minimum of 1 image, maximum of 5 images

$35 Non-Members, minimum of 1 image, maximum of 5 images




Gift Gallery

Accepting applications all year-round

UVAA has a small, but lovely Gift Gallery space that offers visitors an opportunity to purchase fine handcrafted art pieces and gives the opportunity for artists to sell works on an ongoing basis. Open to all Artists and all mediums, juried entries by Gallery Director, Sandee McGee.



Umpqua Valley Arts Association is a catalyst for supporting and nurturing the creative spirit of emerging and experienced artists by providing opportunities for their professional development.

For more information or questions please feel free to contact the Arts Center’s Gallery Director; Sandee McGee at 672-2532 or by email at

Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: 

Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.