Join us this August for our 3rd annual Arts Alive!

Arts Alive is the premiere community arts event dedicated to raising the visibility of working artists in our city and region. Each summer we bring together creative artists, writers, performers, and musicians from all over the area to share their studio processes and art with the larger community. They have included ceramicists, jazz musicians, printmakers, glass artists, jewelers, poets, storytellers, and MORE.

Arts Alive 2020 is a virtual festival held on August 14 &15. Join us online to discover new artists, music, poetry, and new mediums. This is a great opportunity to engage with the arts while staying safe. As always Arts Alive encourages the public to watch, make, and participate!

Tickets: Donation-$15

2020 Events:
Music Performances
Women in The Arts Panel
Poetry Readings
How-To Videos
Craft kits
and MORE!

2020 Participating Artists:

Ace Stardust, John Donoghue, Skittish, Phoenix Duo Ceph Poklemba Mia Vance, Bar Scott, Keith Steven, Phillips Bowers, Marilyn Lindsley, Leah Kahn, Gypsy Prince, Linda Edwards, Kimberly Long, Joan Linse,
Citlalmina Rios, Justin Lodge, Patrick Buermeyer, Alisha B. Whitman Art, Jen Hernandez, Brian Egan, Sharon Kaplan, Diana Rose Ryan, Edith Wolfe, Erin MacAdams, Sharon Rackham King

Literary Arts Fund, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Majestic Theatre, Whiteside Theatre

Business Sponsors: Foundry Collective, Downtown Corvallis Association, PEAK Internet, Burcham’s Metals, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, The Merri Artist, American Easel


The City of Halsey invites artists to submit work for monthly shows in their Halsey Community Center, as soon as they can open back up to the public.

The community Center may be used for an evening reception, but in general, viewing hours are limited to regular business hours:  Mon-Fri, 8 am – 12 noon, 1 -5 pm.

For More Information:  541-369-2522, email:, or go to for an application. 

Call for Work: Enshrine (part of Art’s Alive! online festival hosted by The Arts Center)

Deadline: July 15, 2020

Description: To enshrine is to designate as sacred, loved, respected, and worthy of remembrance. Enshrine is a call for artwork that makes visible the personally sacred. This project is a chance to express reverence for what is meaningful to you through art and share it with your community.

The Work: Create a “shrine” that is a collection of several objects or images that together conveys reverence for a person or idea. Shrines usually contain multiple images because the subject ofthe shrine is complex and cannot be understood with one image alone. Submissions may take the form of a photograph of a physical shrine, a photograph or scan of a collage or painting, or a computer-generated image.

Venue: All submissions will be accessible for viewing through The Arts Center’s website. This is an open exhibition, there will be no jury process and all work will be exhibited (The Arts Center keeps that privilege of not posting work that is derogatory to any person or group, let’s keep this positive!)


  • Digital Image: As stated above, the work can be a photograph or scan of a 2D or 3D work, or a computer-generated image. Please make your image as clear as possible. Small 2D work can be scanned. Photographs of larger 2D work and 3D work must be well lit. Please crop out backgrounds that are not part of the art. The organizer retains the right to crop or alter the image for the best result. The higher the resolution and larger the size, the better.
  • Artwork Info: Please include:
    • Your name
    • Title of artwork
    • Media and/or technique used (for example: Acrylic on Canvas, or Rocks, Wood, and Fabric)
    • Optional: Write a short explanation for your shrine. Please keep this below 100 words.

Submitting the Work: Email your digital image along with artwork info to: by 11:59 pm on July 15, 2020.


June 2 – July 3, 2020


Where Does Redemption Come From?

During the month of June Shuo Cai is creating site-specific work answering this question in the Corrine Woodman Gallery. His Virtual Performance Art Installation will be presented through a series of live stream and time-lapse videos on a variety of sharing platforms.

The image Cai will be creating is inspired by the deity Avalokiteśvara, associated with compassion. The deity is known all over East Asia, in a total of 33 different manifestations including female manifestations, all to suit the minds of various beings. His/her name means “Lord who gazes down (at the world) and “who perceives the world’s lamentations”; he/she hears the cries of sentient beings (humans and animals) and works tirelessly to help those who call upon him/her. To represent the relationship between supplication* and giving, Cai will make a number of circles of his handprints.

In his words:

“These handprints will be centered on me, arranged in multiple concentric circles throughout the wall. This was inspired by a Buddhist icon, Avalokitesvara. I thought that the God who redeems the world must have had a most helpless moment.”

*a form of prayer, wherein one party humbly or earnestly asks another party to provide something, either for the party who is doing the supplicating (e.g., “Please spare my life.”) or on behalf of someone else.


An installation by artist Anne Mavor, that aims to make European-American history and identity visible, to inspire White viewers, in particular, to claim positive and negative aspects of their family histories as a step towards participating in ending racism. The exhibit supports broad community outreach and uses the power of art for both understanding racism and social action.

By appointment only.

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Submission Deadline: August 3, 2020

The Maude Kerns Art Center invites artists to submit to the 27th annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Exhibit, October 9 – November 2, featuring two- and three-dimensional work related to the theme of the Mexican Day of the Dead.

The Día de los Muertos celebration blends the ancient harvest rituals of the Aztec god of death and the Roman Catholic holidays of All Saints and All Souls days. The celebration honors the dead and acknowledges the link between the communities of the living and the dead.

Submissions must be postmarked by Monday, August 3. Artists are invited to submit up to five pieces for consideration by the jury. Digital images should be submitted on CD or flash drive in jpeg format (medium-sized at a resolution of 300 dpi or higher). One image per piece. There is a $15 submission fee.

For an application form, visit the Art Center’s website at or contact Sarah Ciampa at the Maude Kerns Art Center at 541-345-1571.


Oregon State seeks artists for 37th annual Art About Agriculture competition and exhibition

  • Art About Agriculture, an annual exhibition of agriculture-themed artwork by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is holding an open call for artists to participate in the 2020 exhibition.
  • The theme for the 2020 exhibition and tour is “Tension/Harmony.” Artists from the Pacific Northwest are invited to explore the future of agriculture through consideration of the relationship between the conservation of natural resources and agricultural production.



8×8 Art Gallery @ Art for the Heart

Create for a good cause! Donate 8×8 artworks to support The Arts Center.

The Second Annual 8×8 Gallery is an invitation to all established, emerging, and youth artists from across the service region — All artists are encouraged to create and submit work.

Works of all media will be shown in the 8×8 Art Show in the Corrine Woodman Gallery, and be a part of our fall gala fundraiser Art for the Heart (October 10, 2020). Your donated artworks will be sold for at least $40, and all proceeds will support creative community arts programs.

Our goal is 150 artworks! To Participate, Sign up Below:

If possible, there will be an “8×8 Reception and Meet the Artist”  dates TBA, when people will have the chance to purchase works at a premium price of $75 prior to the main gala.

About the Show:

  • The size of the art must be as close to, but no bigger than 8 inches in all directions. Finished pieces must be no larger than 8”x 8” including the frame or 8”x 8”x 8” including supports and displays.
  • Art needs to be original work.
  • All art work must be display ready. Hanging pieces must include a wire or hanging mechanism securely installed by artist before delivery. Sculptures must have supports or stands included. Supports and stands will only be returned to artist if work is not purchased.
  • Art does not need to comply with any specific theme and any medium is accepted as long as it fits the 8”x 8” format. Though smaller than 8” will be accepted, it is encouraged that art be as close to the 8” x 8” format as possible.
  • Diptychs and triptychs are welcomed. (Limit 4 pieces donated per artist.)
  • A limited number of 8×8 cradle boards are available for sale at The Arts Center for $5. Pre-purchase for pickup,then schedule pick up with ArtShop Manager Dawn Figueroa,
  • Deliver finished artworks (ready to hang) to The Arts Center by September 8, 2020, 5 pm, to be included in the show and fundraiser. Please fill-out and attach this form to the back of your artwork.
  • Artists websites will be shared as part of the Art for the Heart fundraiser. Art that does not sell can be donated or will be available for pick-up at The Arts Center’s Art Shop on Tuesday, October 13- Saturday, October 17. Art that is not collected during this time frame will be donated to The Arts Center and sold through the Art Shop as a 100% donation to The Arts Center.

FMI:  Kimberly Long:

8x8 Sign Up

INSTRUCTIONS: Fill out form; Mark your calendar to deliver your 8x8 by September 8, 2020. When you are finished, click the SUBMIT button only once. You will receive a confirmation screen that your submission was received. If you do not see that message, contact Kimberly Long at
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Deadline: June 30, 2020

What: Cascadia Center for Arts & Crafts presents

  • Isolation Art of 2020 – Inspired by the art & times of the WPA Era
  • An online contest

This contest is inspired by the 2020 Covid19 Pandemic as well as the resilience of workers and artists during the Works Progress Administration. This is an opportunity to reflect on what art brings to our lives, and in the ways that traditional arts have been passed down through generations before us, who also faced uncertainty.

  • One entry per artist.
  • WPA mediums used in Timberline Lodge preferred, but not absolute, the scale can be much smaller than those in the lodge when necessary.
  • Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

FMI and to Apply:

Isolation Art of 2020 – Contest