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. 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.
Mark Tindle is the newly appointed Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery Manager directing a roster of over 250 artists. Before moving to Portland, Mark worked in the UK in curatorial, collections management, project management, marketing, and museum management.
Mike Baggetta is a contemporary Fine Artist, living in Silverton, Oregon, and has been the Creative Director of Art in the Pearl for over 20 years. Mike studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena CA. His abstract paintings can be found in several galleries around the region as well as notable collections.
Lisa Conway is a Professor of Art and Head of the Ceramics at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. She received her MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University and her BFA in Ceramics from the University of Michigan. Her resume includes numerous artist residency programs, grants, exhibits, and collections around the country.
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 by June 7th and will receive an acceptance letter confirming their participation in the event. Upon acceptance, a PARTICIPATION FEE OF $150 will be required and due June 10th.
Once accepted, 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 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.