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Call for Artists

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small works show june 2023

Juried Show

The Dalles Art Center invites submissions for the Small Works Exhibit scheduled for June 8 - June 30th 2023


  • First place: $300

  • Second place: $200

  • Third place: $100

Criteria for Submissions:​

  • Works can be figurative or abstract. All mediums are accepted: paintings, drawings, photography, prints, etchings, fabric and sculptures.  

  • Wall pieces can be as small as 4 x 6" and as large as 8 x 10," variations in size are accepted, as long as one side of the piece is no smaller than 4" and the other side is no larger than 10".  Square pieces (e.g. 6 x 6" are accepted. 

  • Sculpture must be able to stand or rest on a pedestal or floor space no larger than 8 x 10." 

  • Pieces must be made by artists and/or artist collaborators and be of original design. 

  • Artwork must arrive at The Dalles Art Center by no later than 3 pm on Saturday, June 3rd. 

  • Artwork must be picked up from The Dalles Art Center on Saturday, July 1st by or before 3 pm. 

  • A $20 application fee must be received by or before May 19th to be elgible for consideration.


How to Submit Work: 

  • Please send an email with the Subject Line: SMALL WORKS SUBMISSION to by or before May 19th, 2023.

  • Submissions should include:

    • Name of artist:

    • Contact Email & Phone

    • Artist Statement describing your artistic approach or style and other information regarding your work or career. Please limit Artist Statement to 1 paragraph (5 - 6 sentences).

    • Links to website or portfolio (not required - send if you have this)

    • .jpg or a .pdf of the specific piece you want to submit.

    • You may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. 

    • Submit payment online here, by using the button below, or send to The Dalles Art Center Attn: SMALL WORKS SUBMISSION, 220 E Fourth St./The Dalles, OR/97058. 


  • Notification of Acceptance to Show

    • Decisions will be communicated by email by or before Friday, May 26th. 

    • Artists are asked to confirm their participation in the show by Monday, May 29th. ​


  • Juror: Louise Palermo, Executive Director. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Museum​

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