ArtsEast and the Art Center at the Old Library invites Eastern Oregon artists to submit entries for the 2014 Artists of Eastern Oregon Biennial Show. The Artists of Eastern Oregon Biennial show is a juried art competition open to all artists, 18 and over, residing in the following counties in Eastern Oregon: Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Wheeler.
This year, we are pleased to be collaborating with the Art Center at the Old Library in La Grande. The Biennial show will be juried by Doug Russell, the gallery director at Fairbanks Gallery and curator of the Fine Art Collection in the School of Arts and Communications at Oregon State University in Corvallis. The Biennial show will open August 1st and run through September 27 at the Art Center at the Old Library.
Frank Janzen, Master Printer from Crow’s Shadow Institute Institute of the Arts in Pendleton, will be our keynote guest speaker during the Opening Reception on August 1st. He will also lead a Printmaking Workshop on Saturday, August 2, at the Art Center.
Artists may submit up to three digital images with a $35 entry fee by April 25. The work must have been created in the last two years. Artwork previously exhibited in an Artists of Eastern Oregon Biennial show is not eligible. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by June 2 – 7, 2014. Accepted pieces must arrive at the the Art Center July 21 & 22.
Up to four artists will be selected as “Honored Artists” and each will receive a $250 cash award. The four artists will be featured in exclusive exhibits at the Art Center at the Old Library in 2015 and their work will be featured on the ArtsEast and Art Center web sites and in materials promoting the organizations.
For submission details and general specifications, download the Application Packet. Please mail your application, submissions, and entry fee to:
ArtsEast – Biennial 2014
P.O. Box 541
La Grande, OR 97850
Special thanks to the Wildhorse Foundation in Pendleton for helping to fund this regional art exhibit.
For additional information, please contact Mika Morton, Assistant Director, at 541-962-3629 or send an e-mail.