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 


Submission Deadline: February 6, 2016

Artists will design a poster promoting the 48th Annual
Summer Arts Festival. Create an original artwork that you think best exemplifies the 2016 theme: The Heart of Umpqua. There is no fee to enter; open to all 2-D mediums.


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, Red Door Gallery & Gallery II


The Umpqua Valley Art Center invites artists and artist groups to submit a portfolio of work for the 2017 Exhibition Series. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Reserved for work of the highest quality, our galleries feature emerging, mid-career, and established artists from the region and beyond.


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:


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.