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

2014 Umpqua Plein Air

Join fellow artists for this four day event exploring the incredible scenery in the “Land of Umpqua”Registration deadline is August 8, 2014.Click here to learn more.


Annual Membership Show 2014

Registration deadline: June 11

Exhibit runs from July 18 – August 29


2015 Summer Arts Festival

June 26, 27, 28 2015

Vendor applications will be available for next year’s Summer Arts Festival January 2015.

Gift Gallery Artisans

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. If you are a fine art crafter and would like to learn more click here.

Corridor, Alcove, Entryway, Red Gallery and Gallery II

The Corridor, Alcove, Entryway and Gallery II, operated by the Umpqua Valley Arts Association Gallery Manager, are exhibit venues for contemporary artists.  Exhibit proposals are reviewed on a quarterly basis by a panel selected by the UVAA Gallery Manager.

Exhibition Proposal Guidelines

Are you an artist? Want to stay connected to the Arts in the Umpqua Valley?

Join our artist email list to receive emails regarding calls to artists, upcoming workshops, and other generally artistic events in the area! Click here to join our list! Considering becoming a Member Artist? Click here to find out about the benefits of membership!

Get Gallery Show Submission Ready

Need a Jpeg image of your artwork?

A few helpful hints:

1 Artwork should be unframed and if applicable out of glass
2 Artwork should be unsigned (or edited out digitally).
3 Any art on paper or other medium which tends to curl or buckle should be mounted (if only temporarily) on a flat board of some sort so that the whole piece will be in focus when photographed.
4 When photographing your artwork natural lighting is best.
5 Artwork image Jpegs should be burned on a CDR.
6 Always follow the prospectus (guidelines) given.

Still having problems getting a useable jpeg or questions?

If you are unequipped to get a good image ready for submitting into a gallery or call to artist, there are those who can!

Local photo help:
John Waller; Imaging by Fox at

(If you are a photographer equipped and able to offer this service to artists, please contact UVAA Gallery Manager at

Friends of the Art Center:

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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.