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.


The Salem Art Association (SAA) seeks Salem area (address in City limits) tattoo artists to participate in an exhibition in the Focus Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center in May | June 2024. This exhibition presents tattoo artists working in Salem, Oregon, using a digital format of presentation.

This focus of this exhibition is to show tattoo art within the context of a gallery, and to present tattoo as an art medium. Tattoo artists often work with other media, and are exceptional artists.  SAA would like to invite tattoo artists to share who they are as an artist with our community, and for our community to learn more about tattoo art.

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SAA is curating the RADIUS 25: What Matters exhibition which will be held May and June, 2024, in the Annex Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center. This is an exhibition for artists living within a 25-mile radius of Salem, and includes all types of artworks. Applications are due by April 1, 2024. Learn more by clicking the Call for Artists button below

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Call for 2024 Salem Art Fair & Festival POSTER ARTIST

We would like to invite you to participate in our open call for the design of the official poster for the 2024 Salem Art Fair and Festival taking place September 13-15. This is a fantastic opportunity for talented individuals to contribute to the rich history/legacy and diversity of artists that have shaped the visual identity of this beloved cultural event.

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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.

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Open Call for Zines for the SAA Zine Collection and Library

The Salem Art Association (SAA) seeks artists, writers, creatives and community members to participate in 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.

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Artist-In-Residence (Juried)

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.

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