Call to Artists

Artist's Vision Juried Exhibit: The Noun Show - Person, Place or Thing

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts - 53rd year
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034 (9 miles south of Portland)      
Show Dates: June 24, 25, & 26, 2016
Location: Lakewood Center for the Arts (Location
Application Deadline: February 16, 2016

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The Call

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is announcing the Call to Artists for the 2016 Artist’s Vision Juried Exhibit, titled The Noun Show -  Person, Place or Thing. Download the 2016 Artist's Vision Juried Call to Artists


Works Eligible

  • Two dimensional work in any medium is acceptable as long as it is smaller than 6ʼ x 8ʼ and can be displayed on the wall using picture hanging rods. 
  • Three dimensional pieces are eligible as long as they are smaller than 6ʼ (height) x 4ʼ (width) x 2ʼ (depth) and that the artist can provide the appropriate sculpture stand for their presentation.
  • Wall-hung work can be hung framed or unframed and must include proper hanging hardware (no zigzag hardware). Please note: curators will not construct any hanging devices. Work must be delivered ready to hang on a wall.


A maximum of 3 works may be submitted per artist. Entries must be received no later than the date listed on the Calendar below. The Artist’s Vision Juried Exhibit reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry.

Calendar 2016

Artist applications available online November 2, 2015
Application deadline February 16, 2016
Jury results emailed to artists March 9, 2016
Delivery of accepted art June 19, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Festival hours Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25, 2016, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday, June 26, 2016, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Pick up unsold art Sunday, June 26, 5:30-7:00pm & Monday, June 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Jury Process

Applications will be reviewed by a jury comprised of selected individuals from varied backgrounds who embrace the philosophy and goals of the Festival of the Arts. Artwork for the Artist’s Vision Juried Exhibit will be selected based on adherence to the stated theme, originality, personal voice, and technical skill.


  • Ms. Zemie Barr is an artist and curator based in Portland, Oregon, where she is also the Exhibitions Manager at Blue Sky Gallery. Zemie studied photography and English literature at Scripps College and later completed her Master’s in curatorial studies with a focus on public art at USC. She has curated shows and organized projects hosted by Port City Gallery in Portland, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Workspace, and RAID Projects in Los Angeles, as well as the Orange County Museum of Art. In addition, she has contributed to exhibition catalogs for the Cruising the Archive exhibition at ONE Gay and Lesbian Archives and the So Funny It Hurts performance series for Native Strategies, both in Los Angeles.
  • Ms. Sandee McGee is an artist, curator and Gallery Director for the Umpqua Valley Arts Center in Roseburg, Oregon.


All work submitted must be for sale. The price shall be at the discretion of the artist. A 40 percent commission from all sales will be retained by the Festival. Prices assigned by the artist shall include the Festival commission. All commission proceeds benefit the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, a nonprofit organization.

Application Process

The Festival of the Arts uses the EntryThingy online application system. We do not accept slides, photographs, links to websites, or paper applications.

  • Artists must register with an accurate email that will be working throughout the application process until show date. This email address will be used to notify you of your status. Notification of accepted or declined status will be emailed to the email address you entered to register for EntryThingy. Please check your application email inbox for all correspondence. NOTE: Festival notifications will come from “alerts@entrythingy.com”. Place this address in your address book to be sure you receive notifications.

Special Instructions

Provide a completed application submitted through EntryThingy on the Lakewood Center for the Arts website. Your application must include:

  • Description of Work: A short statement that briefly describes your body of work as it relates to this exhibit.
  • Images: Up to three (3) works may be submitted with images of each. Images submitted must accurately represent original artwork to be exhibited (see image format on EntryThingy).

For do-it-yourself image formatting, go to Larry Berman’s Jury Images. When formatting your images, select 1920x1920 ZAPPtm on the order form under Action. ZAPPtm-formatted images are accepted by EntryThingy. There is no charge for this service. However, donations are gladly accepted to keep this “free” service available.

Payment for Application

To ensure that the jury sees your entry, your non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 must be received in the Festival office no later than February 16, 2016. This fee covers up to 3 works and is payable upon submission. Artists whose work is not accepted for inclusion into the Artist's Vision Juried Exhibit may apply the fee to the Open Show. For more information, see the Open Show Call to Artists.

You may pay via PayPal or check. If you pay by check, mail your $35.00 check payable to Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Write your Entry Number and Artist's Vision: Noun on your check. Mail your check to:

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
PO Box 385, Lake Oswego, OR 97034


Robert Tomlinson, Curator, Artist’s Vision Juried Exhibit
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 2016 Artist's Vision Juried Call to Artists

Apply online with EntryThingy by February 16, 2016



About the Festival of the Arts: The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an arts education event of the Lakewood Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. It is held the weekend after Father's Day each year and attracts 22-25,000 people. Contributions to the Festival are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 93-0700108.

Mission Statement: The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts’ primary goal is to educate by promoting, supporting, coordinating, and exhibiting the arts of the region.

Location/Support: The Festival takes place at the Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park, both on State Street in downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon USA. It is sustained by valuable partnerships with the City of Lake Oswego, Clackamas County Tourism and Development Council, the Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Oswego Rotary Club, the Lake Oswego School District, small and large businesses, the "Friends of the Festival," plus more than 500 volunteers who work throughout the year and the weekend to make the Festival the success it is.