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Umpqua Plein Air 2018 at the Umpqua Arts Association in Roseburg, Oregon

Call to Artists for Umpqua Plein Air 2018

Umpqua Plein Air 2018 at the Umpqua Arts Association in Roseburg, Oregon
UVAA’s Umpqua Plein Air is a three-day annual painting event and competition for artists working en plein air. During the event, artists will capture Douglas County’s wild and stunning landscapes including the breathtaking, emerald waters of the North Umpqua River and the peaceful, golden hills at Doc Bailey’s Farm.

Cash prizes offered, along with 40 awards of distinction! Learn more here:


Umpqua Summer Arts Fest Vendor Apps Open

The 50th Annual Umpqua Valley Summer Arts Festival will be held on June 22-24, 2018.  Art Vendor, Food Vendor, Non-Profit, and Entertainer applications for the Summer Arts Festival are now OPEN!

The application deadline for all vendors is June 1st, 2018.

All entries are juried for quality. Save dollars by applying by the Early Bird Discount Deadline of March 15th.  Art Vendors apply by March 15th and not only save money but be featured in the Summer Arts Festival Guide.

Booth spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. June 1st  is the last opportunity to apply, if there are any booth spaces left. Information about booth rates is available in the 2018 Booklet or call Sandee at 541-672-2532.  Learn more here:

Festival Dates:

JUNE 22, 23 & 24, 2018

FRIDAY: 12 PM – 9 PM


SUNDAY: 10 AM – 4 PM
*Art Vendor Booths Close at 8 PM Friday & Saturday*

Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018

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Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association (UVAA) invites artists of all media to submit artworks to the annual Artworks Northwest Juried Art Show and Competition. Artworks Northwest is a regional juried art show of work by artists from the Pacific Northwest (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, Western Montana, and Western Wyoming).

Open to all media, themes and genres.  Exhibit runs May 4 – June 24, 2018

Submission deadline is March 9, 2018; entries can be submitted Online through Café ( Go to for more information.

This year’s juror is Andries Fourie. Fourie is a South African-born curator, artist and teacher. He has a Masters in Art from California State University, Sacramento, and a Masters of Fine Art from The University of California, Davis.

Cash Awards:

  • $1,000 1st Place
  • $500 2nd Place
  • $300 3rd Place
  • $200 J. Lynn Peterson – Hundred Valleys Award.

View and download the prospectus here:

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Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.

2016 ArtWorks Northwest Artists Announced

2016 ArtWorks Northwest Artists Announced: Umpqua Valley Arts Association UVAA logo2016 ArtWorks Northwest Artists Announced

ROSEBURG, OR – The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is pleased to present the 2016 ArtWorks Northwest artists selected for the group exhibition of works, selected by juror Stephen Hayes. ArtWorks Northwest will run from May 6, 2016 – July 8, 2016 with an opening reception on Friday, May 6th from 5 pm – 7 pm. There will be a discussion and tour with the juror on Saturday, May 7th from 11 am-12 pm.

History of ArtWorks Northwest

Originally titled “Hundred Valleys” when it was founded in 2007, this exhibit showcased local pride in the beautiful Umpqua Valley area of Oregon. In 2012 the name changed to reflect the broader regional outreach and impact of this increasingly important venue; ArtWorks NW’s sister show, PhotoWorks NW, also began in 2012. Finally, in 2015, UVAA married both shows into one exhibition.

From the Juror

“When I agreed to serve as juror for the UVAA 2016 ArtWorks Northwest exhibition there was no way for me to anticipate the scope, and pleasure of the job. Now, having spent long hours over many days carefully considering the work of over 400 entries I marvel at the breadth and depth of the artwork coming out of the region. The job was made more, not less, difficult by the fact that there is so much work of merit being made here, and I would have liked to include many more works than the limited space that the Hallie Ford Gallery can accommodate. In the end, I hope that this selection elicits a picture of the healthy diversity of thought and depth of engagement that defines the artists of the Pacific Northwest.

The range of materials, scale, imagery, media and content of submissions is impressive. Artists in the region are making work for personal expression, as social or political comment, to embrace and engage with materials for their own sake, and to share a love of the beauty of the natural and constructed world we traverse.”

– Juror, Stephen Hayes


ArtWorks Northwest will run from May 6, 2016 – July 8, 2016 with an opening reception on Friday, May 6th from 5 pm – 7 pm. There will be a discussion and tour with the juror on Saturday, May 7th from 11 am-12 pm.

Forty 2016 ArtWorks Northwest Artists Selected for the exhibition are:

Joanna Adler – Roberta Aylward – Amy Bay, Nils Benson –  Marjorie Black –  CJ Breil –  Aaron Brethorst –  Reginald Brooks –  Clint Brown –  Tori Bryer –  Kathleen Caprario –  Sarah Ciampa –  Bets Cole –  Renee Couture –  Shawn Demarest –  Eric Demattos –  Pam Demo –  Tallmadge Doyle –  Livia Erwin –  Joan Findlay –  John Francis –  Julie Gautier-Downes –  Jessalyn Haggenjos –  Jan Hoy –  Michael Kelly –  Ann Kresge –  Cynthia Lahti –  Eva Lake –  Drew Lantrip –  Susan Lehman – Laurie Morris –  John Nichols –  Stephen O’Donnell –  Azalea Rees –  Sam Slater –  Gabriella Soraci –  Leslie Vigeant –  Julian Voss-Andreae.

ArtWorks Northwest will run through July 8, 2016. The artists will be present at the opening reception Friday, May 6th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibits at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association are always free, and are open to the public Tuesday – Friday from 10AM – 4PM and Saturday from 10AM – 2PM. For additional information please contact Sandee McGee, Gallery Manager at 672-2532.

​(541) 672-2532 | 1624 W. HARVARD AVE. ROSEBURG, OR  97471 | UVARTS.COM

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Umpqua Valley Arts Call to Artists

Umpqua Valley Arts Call to Artists


ArtWorks NW 2016: a juried art show

This event began in 2007. It was originally titled “Hundred Valleys” to showcase the local pride in the beautiful Umpqua Valley area of Oregon. In 2012 the name changed to reflect the broader regional outreach and impact of this increasingly important venue; ArtWorks NW’s sister show PhotoWorks NW was also began in 2012. In 2015, UVAA married ArtWorks NW and PhotoWorks NW into one exhibition. We are excited to offer this call to artists from the Pacific Northwest as an opportunity to have their work recognized and enjoyed by the viewing public. Open to all media. Cash awards! Exhibit dates for the 2016 show are May 6–June 27. Entry deadline is March 4, 2016. Full, downloadable prospectus and entry form below:

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Umpqua Valley Arts Call to Photographers

Umpqua Valley Arts Call to Photographers

UVAA calls to photographers for May 6-June 27, 2016 “Photography Now!”open show juried by Laura Valenti, photographer and director of Photolucida. Cash awards!

Submission deadline March 4; online application available here.

For questions and additional information contact: Arts Center, Gallery Manager, 541-672-2532

About Juror Laura Valenti

Laura Valenti is a photographer, curator, educator, and arts director based in Portland, Oregon. She works as Outreach Director at Photolucida, a nonprofit that works to build connections between photographers and the gallery and publishing worlds. Previously, she worked as Program Director and co-Curator at Newspace Center for Photography. Laura curates photography exhibitions around the country and internationally, including recent exhibits at the Center for Fine-Art Photography, Photographic Resource Center, and RayKo Photo Center. She also recently curated a major northwest landscape photography exhibition for the Oregon Historical Society. “Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape” was on display at OHS November 2014 through May 2015. A documentary portraiture exhibition Laura curated was just shown at the Lishui International Photography Festival (China) in November 2015.

Laura frequently serves as a juror for photography competitions. She has juried for Center’s Director’s Choice Awards, Photo District News, The Oregonian, Critical Mass, Rangefinder Magazine, LightBox Photographic, and more. She has also served as a reviewer at various portfolio review events, such as Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, and Photolucida.

Laura loves to help photographers clarify their vision and produce stronger work. She teaches online courses that focus on helping photographers identify sources of inspiration and reach photographic goals. She also lectures about photography and the creative practice and teaches immersive weekend photography retreats. As a long-time photographer, she has an intimate perspective on the creative process and can work with emerging photographers to develop their skills as well as their creative voice. Her degree is from Reed College.

Full prospectus follows:

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Call to Artists


A regional juried art show of work from Oregon.

Open to Oregon artists working with clay.

Juror: Heidi Preuss-Grew

Cash Awards:
• $300 1st Place
• $200 2nd Place
• $100 3rd Place

Exhibit Dates: October 30 – December 23, 2015

Entry Fee: Non-refundable $30 fee for non-members and $25 for members for 1–3 Artwork entries. (Checks payable to UVAA)

Juror Heidi Preuss Grew

Heidi Preuss Grew is a ceramic artist who looks to the everyday for inspiration for her works, from moments within conversations to proverbs to characters encountered when reading novels. She then transform these moments through combining real and fictional worlds, as well as animal characteristics and human characteristics, to unveil the vulnerability inherit in the human condition.
Preuss-Grew exhibits nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions; her work is a part of permanent collections throughout the world. Her solo and two-person exhibitions include:

    • The Hallie Ford Museum
    • Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
    • Viterbo University
    • NCECA Juried Show in the United States
    • Zentrum fur Keramik, Keramik-Museum Rheinsberg
    • Forum fur Zeitgenosische Keramik in Germany
    • Temple Gallery Zuisho-ji Meguro in Japan
    • International Gallery of Ceramic Art in the Czech Republic.

For more on Heidi, or to see more of her work, visit:

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2015

Artist Schedule:

Submission Deadline: September 4, 2015 (postmarked) Email Notification: Friday, September 25, 2015

Art Delivery to UVAA: Monday, October 26, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, October 30 – 5pm to 7pm
Exhibit ends: Friday, December 23, 2015
Artwork Pick Up/shipped: January 4 & 5, 2016 from 9am to 4pm


Rules of Entry:

• Eligibility: Ceramic artists may submit up to (3) entries in all themes, genres, types of clay, and firing methods; both functional and non-functional ceramic works are eligible. Please see detailed prospectus for Rethinking Ceramics at the CaFE website. All work must be display-ready upon arrival.
• UVAA commission rates: 30% for UVAA members and 40% for non-members.
• Entries must be original works of art and entirely created by the entrant. No work will be accepted into this show which is in violation of any copyright. Artwork must have been completed within the last three years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at UVAA.
• Entry Fees: Members: Non-refundable $25 fee for 1-3 entries. Non-members: Non- refundable $30 fee for 1-3 entries.

Shipping and Delivery of Accepted Artworks:

Art Center hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.
Work may be hand-delivered or shipped, to be received at UVAA between October 20th and October 26th. Artwork will be the responsibility of the artist until it is received by UVAA. Each artist will be responsible for shipping costs to and from UVAA. Complete instructions will be included with acceptance letter. UVAA will insure each accepted work for 60% of its value from the time of arrival at UVAA until it is released to the shipping agent.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, September 4, 2015

For questions and additional information contact:
Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Gallery Director Sandee McGee 541-672-2532 | | 1624 W. Harvard Ave. Roseburg, OR

Call to Artists: 2015 Umpqua Plein Air

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2015 Umpqua Plein Air

September 16 – 19, 2015

Opening Reception: September 19, 1 – 4 PM | Exhibit Runs from Sept 19 – Oct 23

Umpqua Plein Air has become a popular regional art event among painters from all over the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. For some artists, this event is their first exposure to outdoor painting in Douglas County’s wild and beautiful landscape. There’s incredible quality and sense of camaraderie to this event and we look so forward to it each year.

For the 2015 Umpqua Plein Air, we are proud to present Mike Hernandez as our juror, and Patti McNutt as our guest speaker.

The event includes a Quick Draw competition and dinner with music in the park for participating artists on the evening of September 16, a paint-out at various locations around Roseburg on Thursday and Friday, and an artist demo and lecture on Saturday. View our event schedule (link below) for more details.

Painters of all levels are welcome to participate. The event culminates in the Umpqua Plein Air Exhibit opening, which is on Saturday from 1 – 3pm and is juried by award-winning plein air painter Mike Hernandez. Each participant in the Umpqua Plein Air Paintout will have at least one piece hanging in the show, which fills the entire Arts Center building. The exhibit will hang from September 19 through October 23, 2015. Cash prizes will be granted at the opening of the show, as well as many awards of distinction that will be given by the juror.



For questions and additional information contact:
Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Gallery Director Sandee McGee 541-672-2532 | | 1624 W. Harvard Ave. Roseburg, OR


SOAR Welcomes Umpqua Valley Art Center!

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The Southern Oregon Artists Resource welcomes Umpqua Valley Arts Center (UVAC) to the Southern Oregon Artist Groups & Organizations and Roseburg Galleries directories! This is our first listing from the Roseburg area and we’re delighted to see our range expanding to the northern part of southern Oregon.

SOAR recently posted a call to artists from UVAC for their 2015 Summer Arts Festival. If you haven’t seen that yet, please read this post for more information.

Umpqua Valley Arts Association’s mission is to create and foster a climate that supports arts appreciation, participation and education.

Located at 1624 W. Harvard Avenue in Roseburg, Oregon,  UVAC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to art education, art appreciation, service to artists and art organizations, and to the community. The Association has played a primary role in the cultural development of Douglas County. In 1979, the Arts Association and the City of Roseburg entered into a partnership arrangement to use the buildings in the Fir Grove Section of Stewart Park as a cultural center.

Now this gorgeous historical building houses six art gallery spaces, a workshop studio, a beautifully stocked gift gallery, a fully equipped kitchen, a full-sized pottery studio, and a new outdoor stage, in addition to staff offices. Groups can rent space for meetings, weddings and other special events. Contact the staff at the Arts Center for details or go to the Facility Rental page to see a picture and rates.

Resident artists and festivals provide a multicultural opportunity for county residents, school groups and tourists to experience a variety of programs and activities designed to deepen understanding and expression of the arts. Volunteer support groups assist in the day-to-day general operation, special programs, policy making and public relations.

The Arts Association is supported financially by tuition, sales, rentals, grants, corporate and individual contributions, membership dues and fundraising events like their annual Summer Arts Festival. An endowment program has been established to support and stabilize programs in future years. Support is also provided by the City of Roseburg through outdoor maintenance of buildings as well as numerous in-kind services for activities and programs.

We hope you will consider responding to UVAC’s Call to Artists and checking out their listing to learn more and get contact information, social media links, and of course a link to their website.