Call to Artists



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.

Submission Deadline: December 10, 2018


January 18  – March 8, 2019


UVAA Gallery Committee

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

Price to submit: 

$10 Members, minimum of 1 image, maximum of 3 images

$25 Non-Members, minimum of 1 image, maximum of 3 images


Click here to Submit for LIKENESS



Gift Gallery

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.