Call for Artists

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


Public Art

Pocket Park

Due January 3, 2022

The Dalles Art Center and The City of The Dalles are seeking artists to provide a design for a sculpture to be placed in downtown The Dalles. The selected artist will work in collaboration with the People’s Forge Project to translate the artist’s design into a three-dimensional sculpture to be the centerpiece of a new pocket park on the corner of Second Street and Washington Street. 

The Peoples’ Forge Project is a group of blacksmiths led by Kellen Bateham that produce public art based on an artist’s design. Based out of Bend, Oregon, the Peoples’ Forge Project produces and manages a three-day event in which the general public becomes a participant in the sculpture’s creation. Members of the community work with a professional blacksmith to forge parts that complete the sculpture. The last People’s Forge Project event was completed at the 2020 Winterfest in Bend, Oregon. To learn more about the event and the process in the link below.