Calls for Artists

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2015 Young Artists’ Showcase

Young Artists’ Showcase Call for Artists

Due March 4-6 | Noon-5 pm | Bush Barn Art Center
Presentation guidelines: English | Español
Click here to view the submission form.

For the Community Youth Art Show portion of the Young Artists’ Showcase, we invite local students who are enrolled in public or private schools or who are homeschooled to submit one work of art to be included. We are only able to accept up to 200 works of art, so submissions will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Artwork should be delivered by the artist March 4-6 from Noon-5 pm and must meet presentation guidelines to be eligible. Several awards will be given including the selection of a work to be on next year’s exhibit poster.

The first reception and open house will be held on Saturday, March 12 for grades K-5 and those participating in the Community Youth Art Show. A second reception and awards ceremony for students in grades 6-12 will be held on Saturday, April 9. An awards ceremony will take place on both dates at 1 pm.

Rental-Sales Program & Gift Gallery Artist Applications

Due March 1 & August 1 
Click here to view the application.

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

Click here to view the application guidelines.

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.