Call for Artists opportunities for the Bush Barn Art Center and the Annex take place throughout the year. See below for a current list of ways to get your art out into the world. If you have questions, please contact our gallery staff by calling 503-581-2228 or send an e-mail to galleries@SalemArt.org.
Juried exhibitions are those where art is selected according to merit by a juror or jurors. In Non-Juried exhibitions all art is accepted as long as it meets the criteria of the call for artists.
The Salem Art Association (SAA) seeks artists to participate in Symbols, an exhibition in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. Symbols are personal. Many people have personal symbols and stories that incorporate their religious, cultural and familial imagery. These things often prod memory and ideas, bringing to the surface the roots of our ancestry, or other events, times, and places in our lives. This exhibition focuses on artistic interpretations of symbols that are pertinent to family history, holidays or spiritual rituals, heritage and culture. There is no fee to submit work for consideration. Due date: Friday, September 1, 5 pm.
ART IN THE PARK IN THE DARK (NON-JURIED)
Did you make art documenting the total solar eclipse on August 21? Bring it by the Bush Barn Art Center to have it shown in this community art exhibition. Up to 50 works will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis (only one piece per artist).
2D artwork no larger than 16” x 20” framed
3D artwork no larger than 12” in any direction
Artwork delivery dates: Friday-Sunday, September 1-3 | Noon-5 pm
Exhibition dates: September 9 – October 29, 2017
HOLIDAY SHOWCASE (JURIED)
The Salem Art Association invites established and emerging visual artists to submit artwork, fine and functional crafts, handmade gifts, tree ornaments, apparel and accessories to an all-media showcase in the Camas Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center in Salem, Oregon. There is no fee to submit work for consideration. Due date: Thursday, September 21, 5 pm. (Artists participating in the Fall-Winter Exhibition Season at the Art Center are also welcome to apply with a different product line or series of work.)
RENTAL SALES PROGRAM & GIFT GALLERY (JURIED)
The Rental-Sales Program and the Gift Gallery of the Salem Art Association (SAA) are consignment venues at the Bush Barn Art Center for local, regional, and Pacific Northwest artists to display, rent and sell their work. There is no fee to submit work for consideration.
CALL FOR GUEST CURATORS (JURIED)
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 at the Bush Barn Art Center. Exhibitions are typically in six to eight week increments. There is no fee to submit work for consideration.