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Artist Application Process

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How to Submit Art

Exhibition Gallery Space

CCA presents monthly rotating exhibitions including Juried Open Calls, Invitationals, Staff and Guest Curated Shows, Solo Shows, and Small Group Shows. We also feature works off-site at Cathedral Ridge Winery and at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty in Hood River. 

Eligibility:

Artists living in the Columbia River Gorge may submit digital examples of work for consideration in our exhibition space. All mediums will be accepted including painting, photography, jewelry, textiles, wood, glass, clay, and new media. Ideally work submitted will have been created within the last three years, however, exceptions may apply.

Submissions & Acceptance:

Artists may submit up to 10 digital images representative of available work or work in progress for consideration as applications become available. Please include dimensions, title and medium in conjunction with each image. Work will be reviewed per show timeline basis. Artists will be notified of the Gallery committee’s decision of acceptance into the show.

Work is sold at a 60/40 cut, with 60% going to the artist. Work must arrive ready to display. Selections are reviewed by the Gallery Committee and applicants will be notified.

Promoting Your Work:

If selected, CCA will execute all associated marketing and publicity and will encourage you to share with us as much information about your work as possible in order to best promote you.

Upcoming Exhibitions

To apply for one of our upcoming shows, click below…

August/September: Best of GorgeSubmissions Closed

Entryway Gallery Space

Please review the “How to Submit Art for CCA’s Exhibition Space” section above. In addition to those requirements, artwork must be able to fill the entryway gallery appropriately to constitute a body of work.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Gallery Committee. Any questions or concerns?
Contact the Gallery Manager at gallery@columbiaarts.org with “Entryway Gallery” in the subject.

Retail Gallery Space

Eligibility:

Artists working living in the Columbia River Gorge and working in all mediums including but limited to painting, photography, jewelry, textiles, wood, glass, clay, table and kitchenware, gifts, and cards may submit digital examples of work for consideration in our retail area. Work is sold on consignment at a 60/40 cut, with 60% going to the artist. Selections are reviewed by the Gallery Committee and applicants will be notified. Ideally, the work you submit was created (ideally) within the last three years, however, exceptions may apply, and must arrive ready to display. CCA staff will do all associated Gallery-related marketing and publicity.

Application Deadlines
Artists may submit up to 10 digital images of available work for consideration at any time during the year. Work will be reviewed once every 4 months and artists will be notified of the committee’s decision. Due to the number of applications to the committee, feedback may not be available for work not selected.

Submission Details

Work will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Quality and originality of work
  • Diversity with current CCA gallery retail collection
  • Relevance to current or upcoming exhibitions in the main gallery
  • Sales potential

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