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Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018

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

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 (callforentry.org). Go to uvarts.com 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

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New Exhibit in the Rogue Gallery & Art Center's Main Gallery PLUS Lots of Calls to Artists!

Barbara Mason, Poem by Paulann Petersen, Voluptuaries, Solarplate Intaglio

Barbara Mason, DISCREPANCY (detail), solarplate intaglio NEW EXHIBIT IN THE MAIN GALLERY BEGINS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 ILLUMINATED WORD Solar Plate Intaglios of Barbara Mason and Poetry of Paulann Petersen February 24 – March 31, 2017RECEPTION: Friday, March 3rd, 5-8pm

Barbara Mason, Poem by Paulann Petersen, Voluptuaries, Solarplate Intaglio Portland, Oregon artist Barbara Mason has created intaglio prints inspired by and infused with the poetry of former Oregon Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen. The bold lines and expressive shapes in Barbara’s prints meld with Paulann’s poetic verse in a rhythmic, musical cadence. 2nd ANNUAL CELTIC CELEBRATION Support the Rogue Gallery & Art Center and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the art, music, food, beer, and friendship of the Emerald Isle, Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

The evening will include: Irish food and beer Musicians performing traditional Irish music An Irish-themed art show A singing competition to select

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Umpqua Valley Arts Call to Artists

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Umpqua Valley Arts Call to Photographers

Umpqua Valley Arts Call to Photographers : UVAA calls to photographers for “Photography Now!” May 6-June 27, 2016 open show juried by Laura Valenti, photographer and director of Photolucida. Cash awards! Submission deadline March 4.

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Call to Artists: RE-THINKING CERAMICS

UMPQUA VALLEY ARTS ASSOCIATION Call to Artists for RE-THINKING CERAMICS: A regional juried art show of work from Oregon. Open to Oregon artists working with clay. Juror: Heidi Preuss-Grew Cash Awards

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Call to Artists: 2015 Umpqua Plein Air

Umpqua Valley Arts Association Call to Artists for Umpqua Plein Event and Show 2015

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.

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SOAR Welcomes Umpqua Valley Art Center!

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource welcomes Umpqua Valley Arts Center (UVAC) to the Galleries directory!

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Umpqua Valley Arts Call to Artists for 2015 Arts Festival

Umpqua Valley Arts 2015 Summer Arts Festival Call to Artists

Umpqua Valley Arts Association announces call to artists for 2015 Annual Summer Arts Festival – discount for early bird registrations!

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Umpqua Valley Arts Association Seeks Gallery Manager

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The Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg, OR is seeking a Gallery Manager to sustain and grow its outstanding art programs and exceptional service to the citizens of Douglas County.

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Expose Yourself 2013! A Public Hanging of Oregon Artists ‘Exposing Themselves?’ Sandi Whetzel Exposes Three Wine Inspired Paintings During A Public Hanging of Oregon Artists

“Stroked Ego” 16×20 acrylic©Sandi Whetzel

‘A public hanging of Oregon Artists exposing themselves’ … Now if that doesn’t get your attention, I don’t know what will. Sounds frightful and maybe a little distasteful to me, but of course, Umpqua Valley Arts Association doesn’t mean that literally.  It’s UVA’s biennial “Expose Yourself” exhibit of Oregon artists and it is free and open to the public from January 18 through February 28, 2013.  It is actually billed as “A Public Hanging of Oregon Artists”, though.  I didn’t make that up.

Please forgive my paraphrasing ploy to get your attention.  If you’re reading this far, I guess it worked. It’s kind of like what I do with my art.  I have to get your attention and hold it long enough to engage you on some level.  Everything I paint is designed to do that and more. My art has to make you feel good, or inspired, or peaceful, or grounded; entertain you, impress you and those who see it on your walls, spark conversation and make you feel glad that you have it hanging on your wall.

My art is a reflection of some part of me that resonates with some part of you.  I work very hard on that reflection of myself. I guess I’m in an “expose yourself” mood, but I just couldn’t resist sharing that little tidbit before a captive audience.  Before I lose you, though, I’d love to see you at the opening reception of “Expose Yourself” at Umpqua Valley Arts Association, from 5-7 pm, Friday, January 18, 2013.  It is located at 1624 W. Harvard Ave. in Roseburg, Oregon.

My three wine paintings will be competing for “Best Use of Humor”, “Most Innovative Use of Material”, “Size Matters”, and “Best Title”.  I created these paintings without this competition in mind, but they do meet the criterion for the categories, so who knows.  The main thing is, it should be a fun evening, seeing all the submissions and taking part in the refreshments offered.

I shared this stylized self-portrait, “Stroked Ego”, in this post because I don’t often get the opportunity to share it and it just seemed to fit the “Expose Yourself” theme. This is the only self portrait I have done.  I enjoyed painting it. It hangs in my office and I can look up from my computer and see her smiling at me whenever I want.  She makes me feel good about myself and she never judges me. To see the actual photo of me that inspired it and read the story behind the painting, click here .

Late breaking news!!  I have a new website to order high quality reproductions of my art printed on various substrates; paper, gallery wrapped canvas, metal, or on acrylic panel, as well as greeting card art.  You can now order online and have them shipped directly to you. The company that reproduces the art has 40 years experience producing museum quality prints.  Fine Art America offers a 100% money-back guarantee of satisfaction.  Matting and Framing of the reproductions are available, too, so you can see how those options will look before you purchase.

You can see all the wine art reproductions (and original art) at my new website  .  (If you want to make note of it, it is Sandi-Whetzel.artistwebsites.com.)  Time permitting, I’ll be adding all my floras to the website, too.  Please keep this affordable art option in mind for your gift-giving and personal art collection. I’d love it if you share the website with your friends and relatives.

Other news:  Once again the “Greatest of the Grape” has picked one of my images to promote the event March 2, 2013. This is the third time they have used my image for this prestigious event. My “Grape de Menthe” painting is on the posters, postcards and tickets to promote the event.  A high qualityhand-embellished reproduction on gallery wrapped canvas will be auctioned off during the evening gala.  I am the featured artist hanging my wine art at the event.  For event and ticket information click here                                                           
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 To see more of Sandi’s art, visit her website .

       

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