Art in the Park

(formerly known as Fine Arts Craft Faire)

Call for Entries 2013

Lake Oswego’s 50th Annual Festival of the Arts

George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego, Oregon - June 21, 22 & 23, 2013       
Art in the Park Hours:
  Friday & Saturday - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM  
  Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

120 Artisans present their work in George Rogers Park during the annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.


2013 Art in the Park Jurors

  • Arthur De Bow, Exhibitions Director, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft
  • Jacquline Hurlbert, Clay Artist and Sculptor, Studio Ten XIII, Inc.
  • Bill Murray, Owner (retired), Graystone Gallery


The Call
Celebrate with us for Lake Oswego’s 50th Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Applications for the 2013 Art in the Park juried show are now available. Art in the Park, located in George Rogers Park, is open to artists who produce original hand-made fine art and craft.

In honor of our fiftieth year, we have changed the name of “the craft faire” to “Art in the Park.” Our primary goal remains the same: to educate the public by promoting, supporting, coordinating, and exhibiting the arts of the region.

The Festival of the Arts
The Festival of the Arts is Lake Oswego’s foremost art event of the year. It draws 25,000 attendees over three days in two venues. George Rogers Park features Art in the Park, Food Court, Beer and Wine Garden, and entertainment by musicians from the Pacific Northwest.

The Lakewood Center for the Arts, one block north of George Rogers Park, offers multiple exhibits as part of the Festival. The Artist’s Vision – 50 Squared displays 50 fine artworks from local professional artists, and the Special Exhibit this year is Spoon, featuring culinary inspired art. The Open Show displays over 1,000 pieces of art from recognized and emerging Northwest artists. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego presents the Visual Arts Chronicle, an invitational exhibit that chronicles the life, times, and people of Lake Oswego.

2012-13 Calendar

  • November 9, 2012 – Artist applications are AVAILABLE HERE.
  • January 28, 2013 – Applications are due at 5:00pm, PT.
  • March 4, 2013 – Notification of jury results sent to artists via email.
  • March 29, 2013 – Deadline for Early Bird discounted booth fees ($385 single/$730 double) due 5:00pm, PT. After March 29, regular booth fees ($410 single/$755 double) apply.
  • April 12, 2013 – 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 20, 2013 – Load in 9:00am to 5:00pm (times to be scheduled)
  • Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22, 2013 – Hours 10:00am to 8:00pm
  • Sunday, June 23, 2013 – Hours 10:00am to 6:00pm

NOTE: The Festival remains open until 9:00pm 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
  • Size:  maximum 124 artist booths
  • Booths:  10’x10’, all booths are corners. A limited number of double booths are available. Artists may not set up an additional canopy unless they have paid for a double space.
  • Booth fees: Regular booth fees $410.00 for 10’x10’ and $755.00 for 10’x20’. Early Bird rates of $385.00 for 10’x10’ and $730.00 for 10’x20” apply if payment is received by March 29, 2013. 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 morning.
  • 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:  Blue Ribbon and Honorable Mention winners are automatically accepted into the 2014 Art in the Park show. Blue Ribbon winners receive a $100.00 discount off their booth fee.
  • 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. Parking is also available adjacent to the park on a first come first served basis.
  • 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 pay the application fee ($30.00) 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 artists 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, acrylic, watercolor.
  • 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 a Statement Specific to Entry, which is a short artist statement describing the materials and processes used in the design and execution of your artwork. (530 characters maximum)
  • 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 below.)
  • A $30.00 non-refundable entry fee. (See Payment below.)

Image Format

  • Baseline Standard JPEG
  • 1920 pixels on the shortest side
  • File size no larger than 2.0 MB
  • Save images in an RGB color space, preferably sRGB
  • For help formatting your images, CLICK HERE go to Larry Berman's JURY IMAGES website. There is no charge for this service. NOTE:  ZAPP® - formatted images will be accepted by EntryThingy.

To ensure that the jury sees your entry, your non-refundable entry fee of $30.00 must be received in the Festival Office at Lakewood Center for the Arts no later than January 28, 2013 at 5:00pm. You may pay via PayPal or by 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.

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
P.O. Box 385
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

 Jury Process and Criteria

Applications will be reviewed by a jury comprised of three individuals who embrace the philosophy and goals of the Festival of the Arts. Each year we select a new panel of jurors. The jury will evaluate your images using the following criteria:

  • Creative Expression and Originality
  • Composition and Design
  • Technical Skills and Finish
  • Overall Impression and Impact

The jury will evaluate your booth image in terms of quality and unity of presentation. Additional selection criterion includes a balance of media. 

 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 making arrangements with the Curator by May 24, 2013.


 Reproduction Policy

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 250.
  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.

Contact: Sally Hedman, Curator, Art in the Park, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
PO Box 385, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
503.636.1060 (Mon & Wed 11-3, Thu 9-3)

The Festival is a program division of the Lakewood Center for the Arts,
a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.


Download the Art in the Park Call for Entries 2013.

Apply online for the 2013 Art in the Park using the EntryThingy application.