Calls for Art

The following is a list of art showing opportunities. See the bottom of the page for more information calls for art.

The Artist in Residence Program at the Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery

The Artist in Residence Program at the Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery offers a single artist (or up to three) the use of the gallery space as an art studio in July and August as well as a future exhibition. The artist gains access to equipment such as kilns, still life props and printing presses. In exchange for the studio space and exhibition (optional), the artist "gives back" by offering two public educational programs such as slide lectures, open visitor hours, or workshops. Eligible disciplines include drawing, painting (low toxicity), sculpture, installation, video, photography, ceramics, glass (kiln casting, fusing and slumping or stained glass), performance, and print making (low toxicity). No stipend or financial support is available. The artist provides their own housing, materials, meals and transportation and are expected to work at the 1200 square foot space 10-20 hours per week. Summer 2014 artist in residence will be Nicole Hernandez.

Building 45

Published twice a year, Building 45 is Chemeketa's online literary and visual arts journal. Now accepting submissions!

The Chemeketa Student Gallery

An online gallery of Chemeketa's art students. See the submission guidelines.

The Regional Arts and Culture Council

What is a Call for Art?

Calls for Work

Art venues often ask artists to submit work for exhibits. These may be for competitions, craft fairs, juried shows, or for gallery representation. Artists will be asked for any or all of the following.


It is rare for an exhibit space to request actual work for consideration. Instead, slides or digital images are requested (but slides are certainly being phased out). For such reproductions, the image quality must be excellent. Colors must match the actual art. White paper must be white in the reproduction (not gray). Sculpture should be photographed so its three-dimensionality is clear. Many artists have their work professionally photographed to ensure excellent quality.

Slide list

A slide list documents every image submitted. Format each item listing its title (in italics), the medium, the dimensions and the date completed. Include artist name and contact information somewhere on the sheet as well. For jpg submissions, create file names using the same information included on a slide sheet.

Resume or CV

An artist resume or CV lists education, prior group and solo exhibitions, special awards, and publications. To learn more about writing an artist resume, take Art as a Profession (offered in Spring Term).

A biography

A biography can be short and sweet. Usually it lists education history and a selection of awards. Read some of the faculty biographies for examples.

Artist statement

An artist statement is a way of introducing your work (and perhaps why you make it) to someone who has never seen it. Artist statements vary since every artist is different. Some statements are personal. Some are focused on technical aspects. Some are very theoretical, quoting various philosophical thinkers. All are a reflection of that artist's perspective. To learn more about writing an artist statement, take Art as a Profession. (offered in Spring Term)


A self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) is often requested for return of materials or for notification letters. When artists do not include a SASE, the venue will assume return of materials is not necessary. If slides will be returned in the envelope, be sure the envelope is large enough. Then, have it weighed with the return materials to determine return postage. Place all postage on the SASE prior to sealing it in the submission package.