Apply soon for Center for the Arts 2015 ‘Rain’ exhibit

Columbia Center for the Arts asks artist to look to familiar weather for inspiration for the October 2015 “RAIN: an Exhibition,” celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s iconic phenomenon.

This exhibition is aligned with the crisp transition into autumn (October 2015), according to curator Leah Hedberg, allowing time for artists to collaborate and create new works.

Artists who reside in Oregon and Washington may apply. Work for this show must be new or not previously shown in the Gorge. It is open to all media. Entry deadline: Nov. 30, 2014. There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee. Works created for the show will be for sale at Columbia Art Gallery. Columbia Center for the Arts retains a 40 percent commission on sales.

Applications should include the following materials on flash drive or CD-ROM:

  • brief artist statement.
  • 3-5 files (JPEG format) that are representative of your recent work.
  • a corresponding list showing the title, medium, size and price of recent works.
  • cover letter outlining a brief description of art you propose to make for this exhibition and your interest in the theme. Please estimate approximate dimensions of the proposed work and include your contact information in the letter.
  • $25 application fee, payable to Columbia Center for the Arts.

Note: Application fee is nonrefundable. Please do not submit original artwork. Application materials will not be returned.

Submit to: Columbia Center for the Arts, RAIN Exhibition, PO Box 1543 Hood River, OR 97031.

For hand-delivered applications Columbia Art Gallery is located at 215 Cascade Av, Hood River.

Hours are Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions call the gallery at 541- 387-8877.

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