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.
To fill out an entry form electronically:
- Open the Call for Artists you’re interested in
- Click the Download button on the top-right of the form to save it to your computer
- Open the form from your computer, fill it out and save it
The Annex is seeking artists/curators for an exhibition or project in the Annex at the Salem Art Association (SAA) in 2020. We are particularly interested in submissions that address our current issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, or ask us to stretch our understanding in a new way. However, we are open to considering any and all ideas that are outside of the usual box. The Annex mission is an experimental space for making, viewing, and learning about art. The space focuses on contemporary work and supporting Oregon artists.
Submissions Due: May 31, 2019
Salem Salon “100” is an exciting, non-juried art exhibition open to both emerging and established artists in Salem and neighboring communities. Coinciding with the Salem Art Association’s (SAA) Centennial Year and the annual Salem Art Fair & Festival, this exhibit will attract between 15,000-20,000 visitors over the course of two months, making this is a high-exposure opportunity for artists! The exhibit will take place in the A.N. Bush Gallery, the main exhibition space at the Bush Barn Art Center.
Submissions Accepted: June 27-30, 2019
The Salem Art Association (SAA) seeks artists, writers, creatives and community members to participate in an exhibition in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. This exhibition presents ZINES from across Oregon covering a wide range of topics. The exhibition will include (1) a hands on zine making space, (2) a newly formed zine library composed of the submissions for this exhibition, which will be permanently housed on the Annex landing after the exhibition.
Zines Due: May 31, 2019
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.
The Salem Art Association is offering several categories as part of the 2019 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.
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.