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Artoberfest 2013 Call to Artists


A Juried Art & Fine Craft Fair in the Beautiful Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon

Call For Entries…

You are cordially invited to submit your application for the second Southern Oregon Guild Artoberfest, a juried art fair to be held in the Illinois Valley, October 18, 19 and 20 in conjunction with the 6th Annual Valley Girls Quilt Show.

Hours: Friday and Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am–4:00 pm.

The two events create a fall Celebration of the Arts in southern Oregon’s Illinois Valley, drawing a greater number of visitors each year.

Artoberfest is located along Highway 199 in the small historic town of Kerby where many art merchants attract both tourists and regional visitors.

Artist’s booths are located at show headquarters on Rogue Community College’s Kerby Campus, which is also home to the Southern Oregon Guild Gallery & Art Center.

The unique space of the indoor show venue allows for design of a delightful custom show layout based on interviews with each individual artist.  In addition, in order to accommodate the widest range of fine art and craft disciplines within the space available, the fair offers a variety of booth size options.

Food and music add to the fair.  Free parking and support for artists are available.

The Southern Oregon Guild is a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting artists and the arts in Southern Oregon through technical and marketing help for artists as well as public art classes, cultural events and art exhibits in our co-op Guild Gallery on the RCC Kerby Campus.

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Artoberfest is open to artists in both 2D and 3D media  from throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California

  • Work submitted and shown must all be artist’s original work.
  • If showing in more than one medium, application must be made in each medium
  • Submit three photos of work in each medium in which applying.
  • Submit one booth shot
  • Photos may be submitted via mail on CD or electronically via email
  • No imported or manufactured work may be entered
  • Entries must be received no later than August 1, 2013


You can apply online or download an application at  Digital photos can be submited via email or by mail on CD.

Apply Online


The jury will consist of two professional artists experienced in the jury process and knowledgeable about the full range of media.  They will look for excellence and creativity in conception, execution and presentation. Judging is on an anonymous basis.  A balance of artists in each medium will be invited. All decisions are final.


  • There is no application fee. Artists with 3-dimensional work may wish to submit two photos for each of 3 pieces submitted.
  • Booth fees are $35 for a 25 sq.ft, $50 for 50 sq.ft, or $75 for 80-100 sq.ft. space.
  • Two artists may share a large booth but each must apply separately.


  • Notice of jury results will go out August 13. To secure your space, booth fee must be received by September 13.  Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card, on line, in person, or by mail.
  • If there is a wait list and space is available after the September 13 deadline for booth fee payment, artists will be informed as soon as possible.

Exhibit Space…

  • Booth footprints and design are flexible and will be worked out with our show designer, based on individual artists needs.
  • Lighting is good.
  • Power is not available.

For Additional Information…

Call 541-592-5019 M-F 11:00 am to 3:00 pm or Contact Us by Email.

Proceeds from Artoberfest will support the Southern Oregon Guild’s art education programs and our Young Art Masters program for Illinois Valley High School art students.

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