Call for Artists

TDAC has many opportunities for The Exhibition and Sales gallery as well as other calls for artists.


1st Annual
Connect the Gorge

TDAC is proud to announce a new open call for artists of all mediums in the Columbia Gorge Region. With the diminished opportunities for artists unaffiliated with galleries, we are excited to provide artists from the area a space to exhibit their work collectively. We are looking for emerging and established artists to showcase the talent that exists in the region. The represented geographic range is Troutdale to Goldendale within 100 miles North and South of the Columbia River. This includes artists who have strong connections to the Gorge, ie. resided or consider it a place of origin. Submissions will be accepted online via Cafe. If you are unable to access CAFE, please contact the center at 541-296-4759 or We are happy to assist you or make accommodations. Work will be selected by TDAC Staff. Nancy Houfek Brown will judge the work to select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize. Your entry fee will be pooled for cash prizes which will range between $100-250 depending on participation. 

Exhibition Dates: September 2 - October 1

Opening: September 2  5:30-7:30


Submission Information: 


Online through CAFE. (Due August 20) 

Submission Fee: $25 (single fee for all pieces)

# of Submissions:  Up to 10 submissions per artist

August 20:  Submissions Due

August 24:  Notice of Selected Work

August 25 - August 31: Deliver to TDAC

In Person at TDAC. (Due August 25)

# of Submissions:  Up to 10 submissions per artist

Submission Fee: $25 (single fee for all pieces)

August 25: Submissions Duat at TDAC

Artwork delivered to TDAC for review is not guaranteed to be in the exhibition. 



Nancy Houfek Brown, Associate Member of WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WEST, is an established Oregon artist living and working in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. She is on the roster of artists exhibited at Art of Oak in Hood River, Oregon, and her recent paintings have also been showing at the Columbia Center for the Arts Gallery in Hood River, where she recently took First Place in “The Best of the Gorge,” and Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland. Ten of her large works were on exhibit at the Portland International Airport from August 2016 through July 2017. Her art has also been shown in galleries in Texas, California, Ohio, Colorado, Minnesota, and Massachusetts, where she was a juried member of the Cambridge Artists' Association.