RURAL: A regional juried exhibit!
Deadline is April 18th, 2022
Seeking artists from rural Oregon communities of 35,000 or under for this groundbreaking exhibit!
During this time of unimaginable and rapid change when the URBAN | RURAL differences are highlighted in political rhetoric and policies, artwork created in rural parts of Oregon offers the possibility of connecting with those parts of Oregon considered remote and removed. We look to bridge urban and rural differences for greater understanding. Artwork made by those in rural areas may allow for deeper connection to nature, to agriculture, to who we are as humans without the hustle of the urban environment. From painting to quilting, video to wood carving, jewelry to photography, rural artists are working in a variety of art and craft mediums. They are exploring a range of themes within their work from identity, politics, connection to land, the notion of craft itself, to name a few. Regardless of medium or ideas, the work made in rural areas needs to be heard and has a story to tell. Through this exhibit, Umpqua Valley Arts seeks to showcase the breadth and depth of artwork created throughout Oregon’s rural areas.
Eligibility: Eligible to all established, mid-career and emerging artists residing in rural Oregon (communities of 35,000 or less in population). Work eligible includes but is not limited to: 2D (painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, quilting/weaving/fibers), 3D (sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, carving/wood turning, basketry, leather, beadwork, quillwork) and film. Entries must have been completed within the past 5 years and not previously exhibited at UVA. Submit up to (3) entries in all themes and media. If work is a printmaking piece or a photograph it must be an edition. All work must be display-ready upon arrival. No work will be accepted into this show which is in violation of any copyright.
Exhibit Dates: June 10th – August 19th, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 18th, 2022