featured exhibits

The Featured Artist exhibitions represent the highest quality art by emerging, mid-career, and established artists from the local, Eastern Oregon region and larger Pacific Northwest region. We strive to show a broad and diverse range of visual art styles. Wecall strongly encourage artists to submit proposals for new work which is fresh and original, finely executed and created in the last two years. Several months through the year are dedicated to open shows featuring the artwork of local and regional artists, limiting the number of months available for solo and group shows.
Group shows bring together 2-4 artists, selected individually by the committee through the jury process and grouped together into one show, based on complementary styles or media. Artist groups may also submit a show proposal for consideration; each artist's work will be evaluated individually. Artist groups must designate one artist as the coordinator of the group exhibit.

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The Selection Process:
Featured Artist exhibitions are determined by the Featured Artist Committee, a volunteer group comprised of artists working in a variety of media, art educators, and collectors, in conjunction with the Art Director. The selection takes place once per year.
Submissions are reviewed from digital images of art and referenced by an accompanying inventory list. Submissions are also evaluated on the exhibition description and artist's statement. The resume helps the committee understand the level of artistic development and commitment of the submitting artist/group. Applications which are incomplete will not be considered.
It is expected the work which is juried by the committee be the work which will be displayed. However, in some cases work of the same quality in similar media or style may be substituted with permission of the Art Director. Artists who are accepted for a Featured Artist exhibition will have a 2-year interval before their proposals are considered again.

If Your Work is Selected:
As a non-profit community art center, our exhibition program is professionally run on a very modest budget. Crossroads will design, print and mail exhibition announcements to 250 patrons and promote the show regionally; host an opening reception with music and refreshments; insure art while on its premises; and receive 30% payment from sale of work during the show and a 15% standard finders fee for custom orders placed during the show. The artist receives a 70% commission from the retail price. Delivery of art to and pick up from the art center is the responsibility of the artist.

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Our mission is to create opportunities for the entire community to be engaged, inspired, and transformed by the arts through participation in classes, workshops, exhibits, mentorships, and partnerships.

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