Call to Artists

2017-awnw Artworks Northwest is a regional juried art show of work by artists from the Pacific Northwest (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, Western Montana, and Western Wyoming). Open to all media.

Juror Scott Malbaurn

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

Submission Deadline: Friday March 10, 2017
Exhibit Dates: May 5 – June 25, 2017cafe
Entry Fee (Non-Refundable):
$20 UVAA Members | $30 Non UVAA Members

2017 AWNW Prospectus
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Umpqua Valley Arts Association is proud to present an open call for artists to submit work to our upcoming exhibit: Printmaking NOW! This juried exhibition will explore ideas and various modes of contemporary printmaking. Printmaking is the technique of making prints, especially as practiced in engraving, etching, drypoint, woodcut, serigraphy or by digital process.

Juror Charlene Liu

Cash Awards: $300 1st Place, $200 2nd Place, $100 3rd Place

Submission Deadline: Friday March 10, 2017cafe
Exhibit Dates: May 5 – June 25, 2017
Entry Fee (Non-Refundable):
$20 UVAA Members | $30 Non UVAA Members

Printmaking NOW! Prospectus
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Call to Artists: Art, Food, Entertainers & Non-Profits

Early Bird Deadline: Art vendors apply by March 15th and not only save money but be featured in the Summer Arts Festival Guide.

Application deadline for all vendors: Art, Food and Non-profits is June 1st

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is proud to present our 49th Annual Summer Arts Festival, the largest arts festival in Douglas, Coos and Curry Counties.

This eagerly anticipated celebration of the arts is well attended and is strongly promoted with a marketing plan including; newspaper coverage, television coverage, radio and public interest.

The arts festival can accommodate over 100 fine artists from around the country offering a wide variety of high-quality handcrafted arts such as jewelry, wood, ceramics, glass, fibers and much more. In addition, the McMenamins food court features a wide variety of food vendors plus beer and wine. Entertainment & music performances will be presented on the Family and Main Stages. This three day Arts Festival will host more than 16,000 people over the course of the weekend.

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UVAA Exhibit Proposal 2018

Submission Deadline: April 28, 2017

We welcome all exhibit proposals from all artists and we thank you for your interest in the Umpqua Valley Arts Association. Creative approaches and content are always valued.

The Corridor, Gallery II, and Hallie Brown Ford Gallery operated by the Umpqua Valley Arts Association (UVAA) Gallery Staff, are exhibit venues for contemporary artists focusing on regional, national and international solo and group exhibitions.

Submission Guidelines
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Red Door Gallery Exhibit Proposal for UVAA Members

Submission Deadline: April 28, 2017

Artist Members Apply for an exhibit in the Red Door Gallery. The Door Red Gallery, measuring 150 square feet, exhibits help promote emerging, mid-career, and established Artist Members of UVAA. Exhibits usually rotate every six to seven weeks.

Submission Guidelines
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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.