Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

June 20, 21 & 22, 2014

Art in the Park

Call to Artists 2014

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts - 51st Anniversary

Lake Oswego, Oregon      
Show Dates: June 20, 21, & 22, 2014
Location: George Rogers Park (Google Map Location
Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 2, 2014, 5:00 PM PT (REVISED DATE)


The Call
Applications for the 2014 Art in the Park juried show are now available. Art in the Park, located in George Rogers Park, is an outdoor booth show open to artists who produce original hand-made fine art and craft.

NEW THIS YEAR: By popular request, the closing hours for the Art in the Park are now 7:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 6:00 PM on Sunday. The 7:00 PM hours are optional, so if you prefer to stay open later, that is permitted. Final park closing (music/food vendors) is 9:00PM on Friday and Saturday.

2013-2014 Calendar

  • November 9, 2013 – Artist applications are available.
  • Feb. 2, 2014 – Applications are due at 5:00 PM PT. (Note revised date).
  • March 3, 2014 – Notification of jury results emailed to artists.
  • March 29, 2014 – Deadline for Early Bird discounted booth fees ($385 single/$730 double) due 5:00 PM, PT. 
After March 29, regular booth fees ($410 single/$755 double) apply.
  • April 12, 2014 – Deadline for booth fee balance. Cancellation date for fifty percent (50%) refund. No refunds for cancellations thereafter.

Art in the Park Dates and Hours

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014:  Load in 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. (Setup times are staggered and assigned by booth location.)
  • Friday & Saturday, June 20 and 21, 2014:  Show hours 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 22, 2014:  Show hours 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

NOTE: The Festival remains open until 9:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. This allows Art in the Park artists to visit other Festival exhibits.

Key Facts

  • Application fee:  $30.00 non-refundable fee payable via PayPal or check.
  • Location:  George Rogers Park, State Street between Ladd and Green Streets, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Show Size:  maximum 124 artist booths
  • Booths:  10’x10’, all booths are corners. A limited number of double booths (10’x20’) are available. Artists may not set up an additional canopy unless they have paid for a double space.
  • Booth fees:  Regular booth fees are $410.00 for 10’x10’ and $755.00 for 10’x20’. of Early Bird rates $385.00 for 10’x10’ and $730.00 for 10’x20’ apply if payment is received by March 29, 2014. Artists who are accepted in multiple categories need only pay one booth fee.
  • Commission/sales tax:  No commission is taken on sales. There is no sales tax in Oregon.
  • Security:  Twenty-four hours, beginning Thursday evening through Sunday evening.
  • Promotion:  Festival is promoted nationally, regionally, and locally to the art-buying public through television, newspapers, radio, direct mail, press releases, magazines, websites, and social media.
  • Awards:  A prominent juror will award 3-5 artists with ribbons honoring their booth designs and work quality. Blue Ribbon and Honorable Mention winners are automatically accepted into the 2015 Art in the Park show. Blue Ribbon winners receive a cash prize.
  • Amenities:  Booth sitting, water, continental breakfast Friday and Saturday, Artists’ Reception breakfast on Sunday, artist rates with our hotel partners, drive to booth location for setup and tear down.
  • Parking:  Offsite parking is provided with frequent shuttle service to and from the park.
  • Pets:  Pets are not allowed. Service dogs only are allowed


Application Process

  • The Festival of the Arts uses the EntryThingy digital application system. We do not accept slides, photographs, links to websites, or paper applications.
  • You may enter in multiple categories by submitting a separate entry for each category and paying the application fee for each entry.
  • Up to two artists may collaborate on single artworks in one category and enter using one entry form. Both artist names are required on the application.
  • No brokers, galleries, or artist representatives are eligible to apply.


  • 2D Mixed Media: Work that combines more than one medium such as paint, collage, and ink to create original work of art with a one-sided orientation.
  • 3D Mixed Media: Work that combines multiple materials to form an original work of art. If recycled materials are used, they must be modified or used in a way that is different from their original function.
  • Ceramics: Original functional or non-functional works created by the artist from clay, porcelain, stoneware, and/or earthenware. Not permitted: machine-made or mass-produced work.
  • Drawing: Original compositions hand-drawn by the artist using pen, pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, wax, crayon, etc.
  • Fiber: Wearable and decorative works handcrafted by the artist from fiber. Fiber includes basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry, papermaking, leather, straw, and fabric. Not permitted: mass or factory-produced work.
  • Glass: Original functional or decorative works that have been handcrafted by the artist by glass blowing, fusing, molding, casting, or kiln forming. Works may be etched or engraved. Not permitted: any form of mass-produced work.
  • Jewelry: All jewelry must be designed and handcrafted by the artist. This may include jewelry that is made primarily from metals, gems, stones, precious metal clay (PMC), flame-worked beads, clay, wood, fiber, etc. that is made by the artist. All jewelry displayed at the show must have been juried in the Jewelry category. A maximum of 15% of a piece may consist of commercial findings. Jewelers must label their PMC jewelry as such. Not permitted: commercial components (e.g., beads, glass, gems, pearls, metal, or other elements not made by the artist) that are strung or assembled and/or twisted on wire, with no substantial work done by the artist. Commercial casts, molds, mass production, or production studio work is not permitted.
  • Metalwork: Functional, non-sculptural work handcrafted from metals. All sculptural work should be submitted in the sculpture category. Not permitted: production studio work.
  • Painting: Original compositions that are created by the artist in oil and water media.
  • Photography: Original compositions created by photographic processes that begin with a camera lens. Prints must be made from the artist’s original negative or digital image and be processed by the artist or under his or her direct supervision. The photographic process (including digital alteration, hand-painting, or over-painting, etc.) must be displayed with the photograph. Prints must be signed, numbered, and dated in a limited edition. Prints must meet “archival quality” standards.
  • Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stone, blocks, composite reliefs, or screens and which have been signed and numbered in a limited edition. Not permitted: photocopies, giclées, offset reproductions, and machine-produced images are not considered print originals. They are reproductions of the original print and must be labeled as such and placed in bins.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional works incorporating materials that are carved, modeled, constructed, or cast. Media examples include metal, stone, ceramic, hand-built clay, blown glass, and wood. If recycled materials are used, they must be modified or used in a way that is different from their original function.
  • Woodworking: Original functional or non-functional work that is hand-tooled, machine worked, turned, or carved primarily from wood by the artist. Painted and/or wood assemblages when the artist does not make the primary piece should be entered in 3D Mixed Media.



Entry Requirements

Please provide the following:

  • A completed application (entry) submitted through EntryThingy on the Lakewood Center for the Arts website. Your application must include:

--- Description of Work:  a short description of the materials/process and inspiration used in the design and execution of the artwork. We find that our patrons are particularly interested in stories about the artist and specific stories about the artwork.

--- Statement Specific to Entry:  a short statement about your interest in participating in Art in the Park.

  • Five (5) digital images: four (4) of your artwork and one (1) of your overall booth display. Images submitted must accurately represent original artwork to be exhibited. (See Image Format on EntryThingy.)
  • A $30.00 non-refundable entry fee. (See Payment below.)


Payment: To ensure that the jury sees your entry, your non-refundable entry fee of $30.00 must be received in the Festival office no later than February 2, 2014 at 5:00 PM (revised date). You may pay via PayPal or check. If you prefer to pay by check, mail your $30.00 check payable to Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts to the address below. Write your Entry Number and Art in the Park on your check. Mail your check to: ART IN THE PARK, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, PO Box 385, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Participation Rules

The Festival reserves the right to remove any artist from present or future Festivals for not complying with the following rules.

  1. All work displayed must be original, handcrafted work that is similar in style, quality, and process to the work submitted to the jury.
  2. Artists may show artwork only in categories in which they were accepted.
  3. Artists may not share their booth with another artist unless he/she has collaborated with the accepted artist. Both artist names must be included on the application. Collaborating artists may submit one application and pay for one booth, if they collaborate on every piece of work.
  4. Artists must display a process statement in their booth including a photo of the artist, and images and description that illustrate the process and materials used to create the work. This statement supports the Festival mission to educate the public about art and has been shown to increase sales.
  5. All artwork must be for sale. Prices may not be changed after the show has opened.
  6. Reproductions of artist’s original work must be clearly marked as such and displayed in a maximum of two bins (see Reproduction Policy below). Artist greeting cards may be displayed in one small tabletop rounder or in a single basket or box on a table.
  7. Artists must be present in their booth during show hours. They must keep their booth intact during the entire show.
  8. Artists must provide their own booth tent and display equipment that are of sound construction and capable of withstanding inclement weather and anchored securely to withstand wind gusts. The Festival recommends standard white pop-up tents with sidewalls. Tent rentals are available by arranging with the Curator by May 24, 2014.


Reproduction Policy

Limited edition reproductions are allowed. A reproduction is any work that is reproduced by machine rather than by the hand of the artist. This includes photocopies, giclées, offset reproductions, and machine-produced images. All 2D media including printmaking and photography fall under the reproduction policy.

  1. Reproductions must be consistent with the style and quality of the juried work.
  2. Reproductions must be clearly and individually labeled “reproduction” on the front of each piece along with the type of reproduction it is. The word “print” is reserved for hand-pulled prints.
  3. Reproductions must be signed and in limited editions of no more than 450.
  4. Reproductions must be unframed and displayed in bins. Each artist is allowed two bins for reproductions.
  5. Any artwork that is not properly labeled or does not meet these requirements will need to be removed from the show.
  6. Reproductions may not be hung on booth walls or displayed on easels.
  7. Mass-produced reproductions are not permitted.



Sue Jensen, Curator, Art in the Park
Phone: 503.636.1060       Email:
Street address:
Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Mailing address:
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, PO Box 385, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Download the Art in the Park Call to Artists 2014.

Apply online for the 2014 Art in the Park using the EntryThingy application.

The Festival is an arts education event of the Lakewood Center for the Arts,
a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. 

Download the Art in the Park Call to Artists 2014.

Apply online for Art in the Park using the EntryThingy application.  

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