Calls for Artists

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2015 Young Artists’ Showcase

Radius 25: Forest for the Trees

Due Friday, May 27 | 5 pm
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The Salem Art Association (SAA) invites established and emerging adult artists living or working within a 25-mile radius of Salem to submit up to three images of artwork for jury consideration for an all-media group exhibition in the Camas Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center in Salem, Oregon. Exhibition dates are July 9-August 27, 2016 with a reception on Friday, July 8. This year’s theme is “Forest for the Trees” and is inspired by Salem’s 40th anniversary of being a Tree City as part of the Arbor Day Foundation. In honor of this significant achievement, a portion of this year’s sales from the artwork will be given to Friends of Trees, a non-profit that brings people together to care for and plant trees in Salem and throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Creative interpretations of this theme are encouraged. The juror is Debra Carus, an artist and teacher from Clackamas, Oregon.

Rental-Sales Program & Gift Gallery Artist Applications

Due August 1 
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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.

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 2018. Exhibitions are typically in six to eight week increments and will be scheduled for January to February, May to June and September to October, 2018.