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Resources for Young Artists

This page features creative opportunities and resources for teens and young adults. Find information about working in the creative sector, upcoming scholarship deadlines, and ways to share and publish your work!

Call for Students: SHIFT, an Experiment in Fashion Design. Deadline: Dec. 11

This program is an opportunity for students grades 3 to 12 to flex their creative design muscles by collaboratively designing a garment for a drag …

Teen Comfort Food Photo Contest, Deadline: Dec. 31

Beaverton City Library

Tuesday, December 1 – Thursday, December 31

December is usually gray and cold, but that just means there …

Tualatin Historical Society is Looking for New Volunteers!

The Tualatin Historical Society, the City of Tualatin’s 2020 “Volunteer Organization of the Year”, is seeking volunteers with the following skill sets:

  • Plant …

Forest Grove Holiday Coloring Contest & Tree Lighting

Holiday in the Grove Holiday Coloring Contest

Keeping the holiday tradition alive in Forest Grove: Take part in the 2020 Elf Coloring Sheet Coloring Contest and Tree …

Oregon Humanities Magazine Call for Submissions, Deadline: Jan. 3

Features for Spring 2021 Issue, “Possession”

We are now accepting submissions for the Spring 2021 issue of Oregon Humanities on the theme “Possession.” We want to hear stories about …

Write Around Portland Online Writing Workshops

Writing is often thought of as something done in isolation; we know there is immense power when writing is done in community. Join us for …

Metro Seeks Diverse Committee Members for Parks and Nature Investment Oversight

Do you want to support conservation and racial equity by helping Metro fulfill its promises to the people of greater Portland? Metro is …

DISplace, by Guest Curators Lehuauakea and Kanani Miyamoto, Celebrates Hawaiian Diaspora in the Pacific Northwest

Exhibition site goes live: Thursday, November 12th, 2020 at 12 noon PST

Opening Event on Zoom: Thursday, November 12th, 2020 from 5:30-7pm PST …

Call for Submissions: 2021 Picture Hillsboro Purchase Award, Deadline: 11/24

(Hillsboro, Ore.) –The City of Hillsboro Public Art Program invites artists throughout the region to …

Hillsboro’s Perks of Art Seeks Chalk Artists

Calling all chalk artists!

Winter is coming and Perks of Art is looking …

More “LOVE on the FENCE” Activities Coming to Hillsboro

All 118 “LOVE on the FENCE” signs are up on school fences across Hillsboro!

View …

Tween Readers: Are You in Middle School, and Do you Love to Read?

If you’ve answered yes,  then consider being a Volunteer Reader and earn free books for reading aloud to a friend, family member or furry family member!

National Arts Shopping Movement, Artists Sunday, Expands to All 50 United States

1,500 Economic Development Agencies and Artists Unite to Encourage Shoppers to Buy Art on Sunday, Nov. 29

Austin TX …

Yamhill County Cultural Coalition is Hiring!

Yamhill County Cultural Coalition is hiring!

Founded in 2002, the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition is one of 45 county and tribal coalitions established by the …

Halloween History Adventure in Forest Grove

Now through Saturday, October 31!

Learn some cool facts exploring Historic Forest Grove in social-distanced, scavenger hunt style. Participants go to various stops to get clues to …

Live Painting Commission, Deadline: ASAP

A professor at the University of Portland Theater is looking to hire an artist for an upcoming “Zoom Theatre” live painting, an illustration inspired by spoken-word poetry. This is …

Two Mural Opportunities in Downtown Beaverton, Deadline: Nov. 2

Calling all artists and muralists!

The Beaverton Downtown Association has TWO mural opportunities. Visit the page below for more information. Mural design submissions are due before Monday, …

Oregon Humanities is Seeking a Program Assistant, Deadline: 10/19

The Oregon Humanities team is a group of idealistic, collaborative, creative people who are committed to bringing Oregonians together across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. Each year, we …

Apply for the Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Teen Library Council!

Apply for the Teen Library Council

Established in 2009, the Teen Library Council offers teens in grades 6-12 the opportunity to …

Craft Prep Crew – A Volunteer-at-Home Opportunity

You don’t need to be “crafty” to help the Tualatin Library make craft activities for kids!

Volunteers are needed to help assemble  …

Love on the Fence is Coming to a Fence Near You!

LOVE on the FENCE launched last week with the first 10 signs now up on the fence at Ladd Acres Elementary School on Cornelius Pass Rd., and 70 more …

Call to Artists: Hillsboro Virtual Artisan Marketplace, Deadline: Oct. 9

The Walters Cultural Art Center is hosting a Virtual Artisan Marketplace this November and December to spotlight and support the creative talents of local artists and artisans selling small …

Call to Artists: The Gallery at Town Center, Deadline: Oct. 31

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is looking for local artists to show in 2021 at The Gallery at Town Center in Lake …

Go on a Public Art Scavenger Hunt in Hillsboro this September!

This September, get outside and discover Hillsboro’s incredible Public Art Collection! Enjoy the whimsy of the Dancing Chairs by James Schmidt at 53rd Avenue Community Park, step …

Music Workshop to Host Inspire Live: a Latin American Music Virtual Party

Music Workshop, a nonprofit based in Raleigh Hills, creates and implements music education to over 160,000 K-8 students throughout Oregon and over 1,500,000 K-8 students …

Color Cornelius Chalk Art Event, Saturday, Sept. 12

Cornelius High School YAC (Youth Advisory Council) is sponsoring COLOR CORNELIUS, Saturday, Sept. 12.  Residents will be able to submit chalk art …

Outdoor Adventure Film Grant 2021, Deadline: Sept. 4

Outdoor Adventure Film Grant 2021: “Oregon’s Outdoors Are for Everyone”

Oregon’s open spaces and outdoor pursuits are for all Americans and visitors, yet …

We Want to Hear from You!

We’re here for you. Help us serve you better by telling us what programs you need.

Simply complete the short survey below …

Big Backyard Nature Photography Contest, Deadline Aug. 16

The power and value of nature is shining clear during the COVID-19 pandemic. With our community staying at home as much as we can, with our essential workers shouldering …

Coloring: Grant Butte Wetlands

Originally published in Metro News.

Streams and small rivers wind through neighborhoods across greater Portland. Wetlands dot the region, pooled at …

Beaverton Teens Create “Youth Artists Unite” in Response to Pandemic

Youth Artists Unite is an organization founded by young artists, for young artists. We aim to give youth performers a platform to showcase …

Epilepsy Foundation Oregon to Offer Virtual Summer Camp

This summer, the Epilepsy community can still join in on camp virtually and spark some camp spirit right at home: Arts and Craft Rock Decorating, …

Washington County Kids Connects Families with Providers at Free Care Expo

(Hillsboro, OR) – As fall approaches, families and program providers are working hard to determine the best way to support children during these challenging and uncertain times. …

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Pop-Up Plaza in Cornelius

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Pop-Up Plaza in Cornelius! The Grand Opening will take place Friday, July 17 from 4PM-8PM.

The plaza is open July 17 …

Safe Routes to School 2020 Art Competition Winners Announced

See the winning student artists for My Best Walk/My Best Ride.

Post Date:06/29/2020

In May, Hillsboro’s Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) hosted its …

Our Diversity is Our Strength Photo Contest, Deadline: July 31

To highlight the diversity and strength of our community, a call for photos to address an issue that is prevalent in our country today: xenophobia. …

Updates from the Garden Home Community Library – July 2020

At the time of writing, Garden Home Community Library is still closed. We are working with THPRD and hope to find a way to gradually and safely add back …

2020 Beaverton Celebration Parade – Call for Entries Open August 3rd-28th

This year the Beaverton Celebration Parade will be presented as a virtual event showcasing the many talents of our Beaverton community members, nonprofits and businesses. …

Upcoming Teen Contests at Beaverton City Library

Teen Photo Contest, “Alone” – July 1  through July 31

Teens are invited to submit a photo reflecting the theme “Alone.” It can …

Oregon Humanities: We’re Building a Community Photoessay About the Pandemic, Deadline: July 6

Join our community photoessay for “Outside”

For the summer issue of Oregon Humanities magazine, we’re looking for photos from people …

This July, Celebrate Hillsboro Wherever You Are

This announcement was originally shared by the City of Hillsboro.

Since 2005, folks from all corners of Hillsboro and beyond have gathered for the biggest …

The Sherwood High School Annual AP Art Exhibition is Now Online!

You can now view the Sherwood High School annual AP Studio Art Exhibition virtually! Congratulations to the 2020 graduating class.

This …

Call for Chalk Artists: 1-Day Event in Hillsboro

Seeking large-scale chalk artists for a 1-day gig in Hillsboro! Interested artists are invited to reply to this opportunity with a short bio, link …

Call for Art: Art Across Pandemic, Deadline: Oct. 25

Art Across Pandemic is an online art contest featuring work created during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Anyone age 13 and over may enter, …

Call to Artists – Mural at Yoga Studio, Deadline: ASAP

A small community based yoga studio in downtown Milwaukie on Main Street, Elk Rock Yoga, would like a mural painted on their …

Herzog-Meier Senior Art Scholarship Award Winners Announced

Since 1988, Herzog-Meier Auto Center has donated more than $100,000 for 210 scholarships to Beaverton School District seniors. The company has continued its collaboration with …

Garden Home Community Library – June 2020 Updates

While our building is closed until further notice, the library is still here for you! To see all of the ways that #WCCLSLibrariesContinue, visit

Students Invited to Participate in “Best Walk & Ride” Poster Contest, Deadline: May 29

Submit creative, original posters showing your favorite walks or rides in Hillsboro!

Looking for an at-home activity for kids this spring?

All Hillsboro …

Local Teen Wins Teen Art Prize!

Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) is proud to announce the winner of its 2019 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest: Emily L!
Emily is an 8th grader at …

Village Gallery of Arts – June 2020 Press Release

Village Gallery of Arts’ building is temporarily closed in response to the coronavirus crisis.

A Message from our President during this pandemic:

Call for Submissions: La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Un-Festival, Deadline: May 20

Although the big annual La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival has been rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19 precautions, it doesn’t mean that an …

Friends of Historic Forest Grove Coloring Contest, Deadline: May 22

FHFG is sponsoring a coloring contest during the month of May to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month! In addition, during these uncertain times, coloring reduces stress, is fun, and …

Cawein Gallery Virtual 2020 Senior Capstone Exhibition

Flux: 2020 Senior Capstone Exhibition is a virtual gallery showing that represents the culmination of four years of undergraduate work that ends in …

Sherwood Center for the Arts Offers Creative Online Opportunities

The Sherwood Center for the Arts has started to move their arts events online as virtual experiences for you enjoy from the comfort of your home! Although these events …

Design Museum: Custom Chair Design Activity (4-12 Grade)

This activity was originally posted by the Design Museum.

Learners will consult with a client and create a prototype of a custom chair that …

Call to Young Artists: Junior Art Museum Digital Gallery

Junior Art Museum: Interdisciplinary artist Lou Watson, who was scheduled to show a new project at Disjecta in May this year, has instead …

Life During COVID-19: a Forest Grove City Library Blog

When the Forest Grove City Library first created History in the Grove in 2017, our primary goal was to focus on aspects of Forest Grove’s …

North Plains Public Library Virtual Haiku Contest, Deadline: Apr. 30

Celebrate National Poetry Month this April. The North Plains Public Library will host a Virtual Haiku Contest beginning Wednesday, April 1st and accepting …

Historic Photo Contest 2020, Deadline: Apr. 6

Now through April 6, 2020

Help us commemorate upcoming National Historic Preservation Month by photographing your favorite Forest Grove historic property!  The contest is open to all …

Rockin’ Trio Micah and Me Brings Kindie Dance Party to the Walters

(Hillsboro, Ore.) —The Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 E. Main St., Hillsboro) presents a family-friendly matinee performance by Micah and Me on Saturday, …

Beaverton Civic Theatre: Call for Auditions, Spring Classes Announced

AUDITIONS
The Beaverton Civic Theatre will hold open auditions for Mary Poppins: A Concert Production, a musical based on
the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt …

2020 Celebrating Hillsboro Tote Bag Design Competition, Deadline: Mar. 27

The City of Hillsboro’s Cultural Art Division is looking for its next artwork to adorn the reusable tote bags distributed at Celebrate Hillsboro.

RFQ for Consulting Muralist, Deadline: Mar. 5

You are invited to help Beaverton High School students create a mural in the heart of Beaverton’s Historic Downtown that shares the stories of their heritage. You will receive …

Sherwood Arts Seeks Creative Teens to Volunteer as Summer Camp Counselors

Teens! Join us this summer as a  DAY CAMP COUNSELOR!

Looking for creative, outgoing teens …

High School Artists Featured in Juried Show at Cawein Gallery in March

News Release from Pacific University

Artwork by students from multiple high schools in Washington County, Ore., …

Share and Promote Your Writing at Local Authors’ Fair! Deadline: Mar. 15

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Calling all authors! Join Beaverton City Library on Saturday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main library location (Meeting Rooms …

Six Word Story Contest 2020, Deadline: Mar. 20

There’s a literary legend that Ernest Hemingway, while having dinner with fellow writers of the famous Algonquin Round Table in New York City, bet he could write a story …

Oregon State Historic Preservation Office Seeks Summer Interns, Deadline: Mar. 15

The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), part of Oregon Heritage within the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is recruiting up to two intern(s) to assist with several historic …

2020 WCCLS Teen Art Contest: Imagine Your Story, Deadline: Feb. 15th

Calling all Washington County teen artists (ages 12-18): Enter for a chance to have your original artwork featured across the county during the …

K-12 Student Creative Expressions Contest, Deadline: Feb. 28

Do you or someone you know have a child in the Beaverton School District? Encourage them to submit their artwork for the 16th Annual Creative …

Call to Choreographers/Dancers: 10 Tiny Dances, Deadline: Mar. 19

The City of Beaverton Arts Program is seeking proposals from choreographers to create and perform a dance as part of Ten Tiny Dances on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Call for Cover Art and Posts for “Union” 

Send Oregon Humanities your submissions by mid-February:

For the spring 2020 issue of Oregon Humanities magazine, we’re looking for short written submissions on …

STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy Audition Notice: Bridge to Terabithia

Based on Katherine Paterson’s Newberry Award winning novel, this powerful adaptation is filled with humor, warmth, poignancy, and emotional intensity.

The auditions will be held on Tuesday, …

Registration Open for 2020 Classes & Workshops at Sherwood Center for the Arts

Start planning your winter and spring art schedule! The Sherwood Center for the Arts is excited to introduce a handful …

Registration is Open for 2020 Creative Classes at the Walters

Creativity awaits you at the Walters Cultural Arts Center! Registration is now open for Winter classes in clay, painting, drawing, theatre, crafting, music and much more!

Kids …

Forest Grove Coffee Company Photo Contest

Are you needing extra Christmas money this Holiday Season? We are here to help you, with your help. Hit us with your best shot! …

Poetry Out Loud Invites High School Students to Experience Poetry

Poetry Out Loud is a contest open to all Oregon high school students. It is a free and flexible program that encourages students to …

Beaverton Arts Foundation Scholarships Open for Applications

Every year, the Beaverton Arts Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors and PCC students within the Beaverton School District to recognize outstanding achievement …

STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy Launches Second Glance Theatre

Attention all musical theatre lovers!

STAGES has created Second Glance Theatre as a performance platform where rarely performed musicals will be performed in a semi …

Applications Open for the Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship

The Elisabeth Walton Potter Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United States. Eligible travel expenses …

Transcending Time and Gender in Pacific University Theatre’s Production of Orlando

Pacific University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents Virginia Woolf’s satirical romp through time, Orlando, adapted for stage by Sarah Ruhl to run October 17 through …

Audition Opportunities at STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy

Elf Junior

 

Ages: 9-18

Friday, Sept 20th  6pm – 8pm

Sat. Sept 21st 9 am -12 noon

Pacific University Presents 26th Annual Performing Arts Series

Tickets are now on sale for the 26th annual Pacific University Performing Arts Series.

The five-concert lineup brings some of …

Creative Classes at the Walters

Fall Registration Opens on August 27

A variety of classes for youth and adults are available at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Register by visiting the Arts Center …

Exhibit Opportunity at Sherwood Public Library

The library has a variety of opportunities for community involvement in displays and exhibits.

Interested in an exhibit opportunity?

We are currently accepting applications for …

Hillsboro Reads – Community Cell Phone Art Project 

Got a great selfie? Awesome Instagram? Pixel art? Digital drawing? We want to see it!!

Participate in our Community Cell Phone Art Project …