Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

2011 Applications:
Language of Sculpture: A Juried Exhibit  

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Registration deadline: 5:00 PM FEBRUARY 4, 2011


Click here to download a prospectus

Click here to download an entry form  

Mail applications to : Language of Sculpture - Juried Exhibit, Festival of the Arts, PO Box 385, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 


“The Language of Sculpture”

48th Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
June 24, 25 & 26, 2011 Festival Exhibit

Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Phone: 503-636-1060, E-mail:

We are pleased to announce a Call to Artists for a Juried show of sculpture as part of a Special Exhibition entitled “The Language of Sculpture” that is to be held by Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts on June 24, 25, and 26, 2011. The Festival, entering its 48th year is held in the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, a suburb of Portland, Oregon.

We have agreement from three well-respected and recognized professionals to be the jurors for the show: prominent Northwest sculptors, Mel Katz, Michihiro Kosuge, and Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, Curator of Northwest Art/Portland Art Museum. (Please click here for more background info on the jurors). We are confident that their selection will be an assemblage of the best artists and work being done in the sculptural medium available today.

Background on the Festival

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.

The 48th Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, a program division of Lakewood Center for the Arts, has grown to include an open art show of over 1,000 pieces, a Fine Arts Craft Faire featuring more than 120 artists, interactive artist demonstrations, a juried exhibit of Northwest artists, and the invitational Chronicle exhibit. This Festival attracts 22,000-25,000 people and the celebration of art also features a performing art series with music in the park, special hands-on art exhibits, and a children’s art and performance venue.

Each year the Festival showcases a different type of art for it’s cornerstone Special Exhibit. Its mission is to display and sell quality artwork and to educate patrons about a particular art form. This year the Special Exhibit will feature sculpture and the processes of the medium, entitled,  “The Language of Sculpture.” Your work, if accepted, will be displayed in a gallery that has over 3,000 feet of well-designed display space. There will be workshops and educational displays where the techniques of various sculptural mediums will be on display.

Number of Pieces:
Each artist may submit up to three pieces for jury.  All work must be original, have been created in the past two years, and be for sale.

Size and Display Restrictions:
Please consider the following guidelines for submissions:

  • Wall-mounted for display:
    • Keep dimensions to approximately 36" high by 48" wide (maximum weight of 50 pounds)
  • Displayed on our pedestals:
    •  (maximum weight of 100 pounds) 
  • Larger pieces are limited by the building doorway access dimensions of: 31” X 79”
  • Display height within the gallery space 7’ maximum
  • Please note that pieces that are larger and/or heavier than that noted here, will be considered if they are available for an outdoor presentation.


Pricing and Sale:

All artwork must be for sale and a commission of forty percent (40%) will be charged on all sales. The price for a specific art piece shall be at the discretion of the artist, subject to possible review by the curator. Prices assigned by the artist shall include the Festival Commission.

CD Entry Requirements:
Submit images on a CD containing:

  • JPEG images minimum 300 dpi at 12"x18" in large-scale format of up to 3 artworks. You may include a detail shot of each artwork, for a total of 6 images. NOTE: Please DO NOT use Windows Media Player.
  • A word document with:
  1. An artist bio
  2. Listing of all the images cross-referenced to the photo file including the piece title, the medium, overall height, width and depth (with and without any base), and weight
  3. For promotional material, please include the following statement allowing us to use the images, and sign: “I, (your name), own the rights to these works and images and give permission for their reproduction for purposes of publicity.”

Digital Image Instructions:
All photos must be a minimum 300 dpi at 12”X18” large format scale jpg is preferred. Label the CD with your name and titles of works submitted. Label each JPEG files as follows: lastname_title_jpg. For detail images, label the file entitled “A Pair of Pears” would be labeled, respectively, as follows: Smith_APairOfPears.jpg and Smith_APairOfPears_detail.jpg.


Entries must be received by February 4, 2011.

Include a stamped self-addressed envelope (with proper postage) if you wish return of your CD.

Entry Fees:
A $30.00 non-refundable entry fee payable by check to “Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts” is required for up to three pieces. If your work is not accepted into the juried show, up to three pieces will be allowed in the Open Show at no additional cost. Any additional pieces in the Open Show will be $30.00 for up to three pieces. Registration for the Open Show exhibit is available in person at Lakewood Center for the Arts on Open Show registration day, Sunday, June 19, 2011, 1:00-4:00 PM (one day only). For details, check our website after May 1, 2011.

Mail CD, entry form, and entry fee to:
Language of Sculpture
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
PO Box 385
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Notification and Contracts:
E-mails will be sent out by March 15, 2011 to notify acceptance or non-acceptance. Acceptance letters and contracts will also be mailed at the same time. The required contract between the artist and the Festival must be returned by April 30, 2011.

Artist of accepted entries will be notified and given instructions for submitting the actual artwork. Shipping and drop off information will be sent with contracts. Shipping and insurance to the event and from the event (for unsold work) is the responsibility of the artist. Artwork that will be shipped must be received by the Festival no sooner than May 16th and no later than May 20, 2011. Artwork can be personally delivered to the Lakewood Center on Sunday, June 19th from 9am-11am, or Monday, June 20th from 9am-11am.

For more information, contact the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, or (503) 636-1060, on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 am -2:00 pm and Wednesdays from 2:00-5:00 pm or view the website at:

Additional information and registration forms for other exhibits will be periodically updated at the website. Artist and others planning to attend the Festival can also check the website in March for discounts at nearby hotel accommodations.


 December 1, 2010 Call to Artists Announced
 February 4, 2011 Due date for entry forms, images and fees
 March 2011 Acceptance letters and contracts mailed
 April 30, 2011 Contracts due back from artists
 May 16-20 2011 Shipped artwork must be received by LO Festival
 June 19 and 20, 2011 Artwork by personal delivery due at Lakewood Center
 June 24-26, 2011 Show Dates June 24-26, 2011 Show Dates
 June 26, 2011 Unsold artwork available for pickup at Lakewood Center 6:30-7:30 pm
 July 2011 Unsold artwork shipped back to artists








Entry Form: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN ENTRY FORM. Please mail your entry form along with payment, CD and self-addressed, stamped (correct postage) envelope for notification and return of CD. Mail entries and CD to:
            Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
            The Language of Sculpture Juried Exhibit, PO Box 385, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Prospectus: CLICK HERE to download the call for entry information posted on this page.



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.

The Festival of the Arts, celebrating its 48th year, is a major regional non-profit arts event, presenting the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists from all facets of the art world. The Festival enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to the weekend that are accessible to everyone. Documented numbers show that the Festival attracts 25,000 visitors during the three days of the event. The Festival provides three major exhibition opportunities for artists during the event: The Open Show (an unjuried exhibition open to Northwest artists), The Artist’s Vision (a juried exhibit open to Northwest artists) and the Craft Faire (open to artisans and exhibitors of fine craft work throughout the U.S.).

The Festival, a sub division of Lakewood Theatre Company/Lakewood Center for the Arts, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization, is committed to arts education, performance and exhibition. Contributions to the Festival are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 93-0700108.




Click on the below links for further information

Juried Language of Sculpture Exhibit: Feb. 4, 2011 Deadline