Calls for Artists

Call for Young Artists

Deadline: March 6-8, 2015.
To view the call for artists, click here.
To view the presentation guidelines, click here.

The Salem Art Association invites all kindergarten through 12th grade students living in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties to submit one work of art to the Young Artists’ Showcase at the Bush Barn Art Center in Salem. Exhibit dates: March 13-April 25.

This exhibition is open to all students enrolled in public, private, parochial and alternative schools or homeschooled. There is no entry fee. SAA will accept up to 200 works of art (one per artist) on a first-come-first-served basis. Artwork should be delivered by the artist and must meet the presentation guidelines to be eligible.


La Asociación de Arte de Salem invita a todos los estudiantes de kínder hasta doceavo grado viviendo en los condados de Marion, Polk, o Yamhill a presentar una obra de arte en nuestra exhibición de artistas jóvenes en la galería A.N. Bush en el centro de arte “Bush Barn” en Salem, Oregon. Esta exhibición está abierta a estudiantes inscribidos en escuelas públicas, privadas, parroquiales o educación en casa. No hay costo de inscripción. La Asociación de Arte de Salem aceptara hasta 200 obras de arte (una por artista) siguiendo el orden de entrega.

Las obras de arte deben ser entregadas en persona por el artista y deben cumplir con las reglas delineadas abajo para ser elegibles. Se entregara premios de mérito a las cuatro mejores obras de arte.


Call for Guest Curators

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The Salem Art Association invites professionally affiliated and independent guest curators to submit proposals for exhibitions to be held in the A.N Bush Gallery throughout 2017. Exhibitions are typically in six to eight week increments and will be scheduled for January to February, May to June and September to October, 2017.


Rental-Sales Program & Gift Gallery Artist Applications

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The Rental-Sales Program and the Gift Gallery of the Salem Art Association (SAA) are consignment venues at the Bush Barn Art Center for regional artists to display, rent and sell their work. Art rentals and sales support both the artists and SAA’s educational programs. For these venues, salability is a top priority, creative approaches are always valued, and superior craftsmanship is a necessity. Our clientele shops in the Gift Gallery year-round for fine art, fine craft, functional crafts and handmade gift items by Pacific Northwest artists. Many art sales are also made through our Rent-to-Buy program, which allows qualified customers the opportunity to rent work of art for three months, after which they may apply the rental fee to the purchase price with the artist receiving a commission on both. Additionally, we have a select number of corporate rental accounts.