Gorge Artists Create

Dates and Guidelines

Thoughout the year we have open juried shows.  Below are the rules, guidelines and times you can bring in your work.


2018 Gorge Artists Create, August 1 - 31, 2018


Entries will be accepted July 10 - 28, 2018 at The Dalles Art Center during regular gallery hours:

Tues. - Sat. from 11 - 5pm.


Gorge Artists Create is our annual open juried show held each summer at TDAC. The theme this year is "Cars". Artists are encouraged to be creative and asked to explain how their artwork relates to the theme upon submission. Works in all media are welcome. This show is open to the Mid-Columbia area and is very popular with local artists. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, Best of Show, as well as People's Choice during our Opening Reception on Thursday, August 2nd at TDAC from 5-7pm. The show will be open from August 1 -  August 31, 2018. 


Entry Rules:

Artists may submit up to three pieces to be juried into the show. There is a $20 entry fee for the first piece, then $10 subsequent entry fee for EACH of the following pieces. 


    • Entries are to be current work ONLY -- completed within the past year, and fit the theme. 

    • All work is to be the artist's own, original work. Reporductions, copies, or class work will not be accepted. Please keep in mind that using someone else's photograph or image, unless substantially changed or acknowledged as a collaboration, is not considered to be original. 

    • Work should not have been shown at The Dalles Art Center previously. 

    • Any media is acceptable. 

    • Work MUST be ready to display or hang -- when appropriate, work must be framed and be able to hang from a WIRE. Please use a wire rather than a toothed hanger. Submissions not meeting this requirement will not be accepted. If you have special display needs, please contact the gallery ahead of time and make arrangements with the Director. 

    • Artists with oversized pieces should arrange ahead for delivery and set up of work.

    • Work accepted into a show is to remain for the duration of the show unless the Director grants a specific exemption. Work must be removed promtply at the end of the show unless prior arrangements have been made.  

    • We prefer work to be for sale, but it is not required to be for sale. The gallery will receive a 35% commission on any artwork sold during a show, regardless of the source of sale. Artists set their own sale prices. 

    • The Dalles Art Center reserves the right to make the final decision of what is and what is not jurried into the show. Any submissions that do not meet the requirements above or are not considered to meet the show's theme simply will not be accepted. 




Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 - 5 pm

Admission is Free


Winter conditions may effect TDAC hours. 

In general, TDAC will follow the Public Library Closure Schedule during severe winter weather conditions.


Please call 541-296-4759 for closures due to winter weather. 

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