Call to Artists: Rental Sales Gallery Representation, Due July 22

We are very pleased to announce that the Rental Sales Gallery, Portland Art Museum is hosting an open call for new Member Artists in 2022. This is an opportunity to join the Gallery and have your works showcased in the Gallery, reaching our audience of corporate clients and individual purchasers and renters.

Submissions will be made online through a link on our website. Visit for more information and to submit your works for consideration by our jury panel. You can submit up to 10 works in a variety of styles if you wish. RSG is looking to build long-term relationships, including seeing the range of your creative practice and what work you consider to be your most compelling. We will also accept submissions based on a single group of work if preferred.


Submissions will be open Friday, July 1st – Friday, July 22nd.



If you are selected, your chosen pieces will be in the Gallery’s Summer New Artists Show, which will open to the public on Friday, August 26th 2022, from 4-7pm.

This show is open to artists who are from or are resident in Oregon and Washington State. We are seeking submissions of works in 2D and 3D (for more information, see the link above). Artists of all experience levels are encouraged to apply, as this show is open for both emerging and established artists.

There is no entry fee for the Show. Member artists also do not pay any membership or annual fees. The Gallery operates on a commission split model only (see below).


Each submission will be evaluated on criteria including, but not limited to:
1. Overall quality and artistic merit
2. Diversity of media, style, technique and artistic voice
3. Desirability for the Gallery’s varied clientele
4. Appropriateness for display in a space open to the general public

For more information, visit Contact the Gallery at or call 503-224-0674 if you have any questions. A visit to the Gallery is recommended, to explore work on show by current Gallery artists and see the styles/mediums/pricing of these works and ask questions of Gallery staff. Please also ensure to thoroughly read the submission information on the website.


Jury Panel

We are proud to announce that our diverse jury panel will consist of the following individuals, all of whom are contributing to Oregon’s dynamic arts scenes in a range of different ways:

  • LeAnn Alsop: the Facility Supervisor for the City of Hillsboro’s Cultural Arts Division, with a particular focus on the city’s outstanding public arts program.
  • Margaret Jennings: a student of Art History at Portland State University, a committed RSG volunteer and passionate advocate for gallery diversification.
  • Adebayo Olympio: the creator and owner of the Coalition Art Gallery in Portland, creating a space to showcase talented local artists of all experiences.
  • Tammy Jo Wilson: an artist, curator, and co-founder of Art in Oregon, a statewide non-profit that fosters numerous culturally rich regional communities.


Gallery Information

The Rental Sales Gallery is part of Portland Art Museum. Founded in 1959, the Gallery has operated continuously since, providing a space for artists from the Pacific Northwest to show their works. As part of the Museum, the Gallery operates as a
non-profit, putting focus on supporting our artists.

All works that are submitted to the Gallery by our Member Artists are made available to be both rented and purchased. Rental prices are calculated using the purchase price of the piece, set by the artist. Artists receive 50% of all rentals and 60% of all sales. Gallery Member Artists have the opportunity to showcase their works through the Rental Sales Gallery. We host two major shows a year, in the Spring and the Fall, where our artists can submit new works to be displayed.