Call to Artists

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 Manager, at 672-2532 or by email at


UVAA is now using the CaFE Registration System. To register, simply create an artist profile and click the link below to navigate to the Re-Thinking Ceramics page. Still having trouble? Learn to how to apply to a call with CaFE 

2016 Umpqua Plein Air

Registration Deadline: September 1, 2016
Earlybird Registration Deadline: August 15

UVAA’s Umpqua Plein Air Event is a three-day annual competition for artists working in plein air painting.
This year’s event will take place September 14 – 17, 2016.

Juror: Scott Gellatly


2016 Earth Wind Fire_Title

Juried Art Show  |  Juror: Jon Leach 

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016
Exhibit Dates: November 4 – December 23, 2016

A juried exhibit broadly exploring the themes of Earth, Wind and Fire.
This show is open to all media, except video.



UVAA has a small, but lovely Gift Gallery Space that offers visitors an opportunity to purchase fine handcrafted art pieces and gives an ongoing opportunity for artisans to sell works on an ongoing basis. This is an offering for UVAA Member Artists only.


Friends of the Art Center:


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, Phillip and Debi Bates, Craig Jackson, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Chuck’s Texaco, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.