Call for Artists
Call for Artists
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 through the Salem Art Association.
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.
Applications for the 2023 Salem Art Fair & Festival
If you are interested in being considered for next year’s event, please use this link to apply and get more information.
The application deadline is March 30, 2023, and the fee is $45. You can save $10 if you apply early by Feb. 2, 2023 and use the coupon code “EARLY”.
Call for zines
The Salem Art Association (SAA) seeks artists, writers, creatives and community members to participate in an exhibition in the Focus Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center in September 2023. This exhibition presents ZINES from across Oregon covering a wide range of topics. The exhibition is part of a greater year-long project that includes workshops, a community zine project with downtown and area businesses, an internship, zine art kits and an on-site Artist in Residence.
To learn more about this show and call for artists, please click the blue Call for Artists link.
SAA also welcomes zine submissions throughout the year for our Salem Art Association Zine Collection and Library. This Collection houses ZINES from across Oregon covering a wide range of topics and is permanently housed on the SAA Annex landing.Call for artists
Rental Sales Program & Gift Gallery
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 artists
The Salem Art Association is offering several categories as part of the 2023 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. This residency offers a dedicated studio space for artist(s) to experiment and create new work.
Exhibition Proposals (Juried)
The A. N. Bush Gallery and the Focus Gallery are exhibit venues for contemporary artists operated by the Salem Art Association (SAA). The A.N. Bush Gallery focuses on regional, national and international solo and group exhibitions. Exhibits in the A.N. Bush Gallery, covering a space of 1,270 square feet, usually include an educational component. The Focus Gallery, measuring 150 square feet, exhibits emerging and mid-career artists from the Mid-Willamette Valley and the northwest. Exhibits usually rotate every six to eight weeks.
Call for Submissions
Call for Guest Speakers
How does your creativity enrich our diverse community? What remarkable creative perspectives would you like to share? An academic degree is not necessary and there are no age restrictions. If you have something remarkable and artistic to share, we would like to hear from you.call for speakers