LIKENESS Prospectus



A juried Art Show


Umpqua Valley Arts Association is proud to present an open call for artists to submit work to our upcoming exhibit titled: LIKENESS. This juried exhibit explores representational artwork. Representational art strives to depict reality. Because representational artists are creative individuals, however, their work need not look precisely like the object they are representing. For example, Impressionist artists such as Renoir and Monet used patches of color to create visually compelling, representative paintings of gardens, people, and locations.

As we enter this time of unimaginable and rapid change, representational artwork offers the possibility of connecting with those parts of us that are most human. For forty thousand years, long before mankind invented written language, we have put down marks that left a living trace of who we are, what we saw, and what we thought. Representational artwork can make us pay attention to our surroundings as well as to ideas and relationships. We all have a story to tell.


January 18  – March 8, 2019


UVAA Gallery Committee

Renee Couture | Judith Cristo | Clare Matthews | Larry Safley | Jeremy Smith | Jennifer Tarver | Nancy Watterson-Scharf  

Submission Deadline: December 10, 2018 

Artist Schedule:

Submission Deadline:            December 10, 2018

Email Notification:                 Friday, December 14, 2018 

Art Delivery to UVAA:            Monday, January 14, 2019

Opening Reception:                Friday, January 18th – 5pm to 7pm

Exhibit ends:                            Friday, March 8th 2019

Artwork Pick Up/shipped:    Monday and Tuesday, March 11 & 12, 2019 – 9am to 4pm

Rules of Entry:

Eligibility: Eligible to all established, mid career and emerging artists residing in Oregon. Work in 2D and 3D media is eligible. Entries must have been completed within the past 2 years and not previously exhibited at UVAA. submit up to (3) entries in all themes and media. If work is a printmaking piece or a photograph it must be an edition. All work must be display-ready upon arrival.  UVAA commission rates are 30% for UVAA members and 40% for non-members.  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.  

Entry Fee: Non-refundable $25 fee for non-members and $10 for members for 1–3 Artwork entries.


●Entries submitted must be digital jpeg files. Entries and awards will be judged by the juror from digital jpeg files. All entries must be made through our website:

●Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work nor withdraw the work once it is accepted.

●All entries must be for sale. 

●All artwork must fit through a standard 3-foot wide door and weigh less than 50 lbs.

●UVAA reserves the right to refuse upon arrival any work that does not match the image or meet hanging criteria or is of unacceptable quality.

●UVAA reserves the right to reproduce artwork from digital images for publicity purposes.

Complete “Online” application is available at this link


Digital Entry File Requirements:

Images must be uploaded to the online form. Upload requirements are as follows:

  • File format: JPEG only 
  • File Name Examples: JSmith_01, JSmith_02, JSmith_03
  • File dimensions: 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: up to 5 MB maximum

Shipping and Delivery of Accepted Artworks: Art Center hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm. Work may be hand delivered or shipped, in order to be received at UVAA between January 8th and January 12th.  Artwork will be the responsibility of the artist until it is received by UVAA. Each artist will be responsible for shipping costs to and from UVAA.  Complete instructions will be included with acceptance letter. UVAA will insure each accepted work for 60% of its value from the time of arrival at UVAA until it is released to the shipping agent.  

For questions and additional information contact: Arts Center, Gallery Director, 541-672-2532

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.