JURY PROCESS, ACCEPTANCE AND PARTICIPATION FEE
Clark County Open Studios Tour will showcase art in a broad range of media and styles. The event contributes to public awareness of the quality and diversity of artists in our community. Because of the increasing number of applicants, jurying is very competitive and there is strict enforcement of the guidelines. Participation in Clark County Open Studios is intended for professional artists who are actively producing and exhibiting their work. Application material will not be judged on personal tastes or preferences.
Bonnie Meltzer, Artist/Educator, Portland, OR
Donna Guardino, Owner/Director at Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR
Eleanor Erskine, Artist/Professor of Art at PSU, Portland, OR
After your non-refundable $25 application fee is received and your application has demonstrated that you meet studio eligibility requirements and art guidelines, the jurors will view and score your submitted images using these criteria:
Does the artist’s work express a unique style/voice and vision?
- Craftsmanship/Use of Materials or Media
Does the artist’s work show mastery over his/her medium or innovative use of materials/media?
Artists who are accepted will be contacted shortly after the official submission deadline and will receive an acceptance letter confirming their participation in the event. A PARTICIPATION FEE OF $125 will be required at this time and must be paid NO LATER THAN JUNE 30.
Upon acceptance, you will have access to our artist’s info page with Open Studio Tour essentials to help guide you with studio preparation, marketing plans, and a timeline of events.
While Artstra provides the administrative event planning, marketing and promotional support for participating artists, be aware that your active involvement and volunteer work by participating artists will be essential in making this a successful event.
QUESTIONS? For more information contact Jennifer Williams, Clark County Open Studios director.