Calls for Artists

Salem Salon 2015 Call for Artists

Entries must be delivered June 30-July 2, 2015. Click here to view the application.

This fun, community-oriented exhibition is an open (non-juried) show designed to be inclusive and inspiring—both for local artists and for the public. Coinciding with SAA’s annual Salem Art Fair & Festival, this exhibit will attract between 15,000 and 20,000 visitors over the course of two months.

All youth and adult artists living or working within a 50-mile radius of Salem are eligible to apply. All media will be considered. Entries must be original art works completed within the past two years. Works produced in a classroom under supervision or previously exhibited at the Bush Barn Art Center are not eligible.

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.