Calls for Artists

Radius 25 Artist Applications

Due May 30. To view the application, click here.

The Salem Art Association (SAA) invites established and emerging adult artists living or working within a 25-miles radius of Salem to submit up to four images of artwork for jury consideration for an all-media group exhibition in the A.N. Bush Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center in Salem, Oregon. Exhibition dates are July 11-August 29, 2014. This year’s theme for our Radius 25 exhibition is “Walkabout: Paths, Journeys & Destinations.” Creative interpretations of this theme are encouraged. The juror is Cameron Kaseberg, a noted artist based in Redmond, Oregon, and a member of the board of directors for the annual Art in the High Desert festival in Bend.

Call for Nature Illustrators

Due June 1. To view the application, click here.

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming exhibition highlighting the legacy of David Douglas, the 19th-century botanist who explored the Lower Columbia and Willamette Valley regions in search of native plants and animals. Botanical artists, natural science illustrators and landscape painters are encouraged to apply with illustrations of species collected by Douglas or scenes of the Lower Columbia and Willamette Valley.

Rental-Sales Program & Gift Gallery Artist Applications

To view the application, click here.

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.