Saturday, November 30, 2013

Call for Exhibition Proposals Salem Art Association


April 1, 2014
August 1, 2014

Call for Exhibition Proposals

Focus and A.N. Bush Galleries
Salem Art Association
Salem, Oregon

The A. N. Bush Gallery and the Focus Gallery, operated by the Salem Art Association (SAA) Gallery Staff, are exhibit venues for contemporary artists. The A.N. Bush Gallery focuses on regional, national and international solo and group exhibitions. Exhibits in the A.N. Bush Gallery, covering a space of 1,270 square feet, usually include an educational component. In the Focus Gallery, measuring 150 square feet, exhibits help promote emerging and mid-career artists from the Mid-Willamette Valley and surrounding areas. Exhibits usually rotate every six to eight weeks.

Proposal Submissions
We welcome all exhibit proposals. Creative approaches and content are always valued, and superior craftsmanship is an absolute necessity. To ensure the timely and thorough review of your proposal, please follow the guidelines below:

Required Materials
• Completed Exhibition Proposal Form.
• Exhibition proposal narrative, including your inspiration and vision for the show, any interactive or auxiliary components (such as an artists’ talk or performance), the requested two-month exhibition period, and the reason you feel your show has educational value for the mid-Willamette Valley. (Please be specific.)
• Curriculum vitae or resume, plus a bio, process statement, and artist statement for each participating artist.
• Four digital images of sample work (created within the last year) for each participating artist. Digital files must be submitted on a PC platform CD. JPEG files with a resolution of 300 dpi and a file size of approximately 5-10MB are ideal. Label each digital file with a number and the artist’s name. Label the CD with your name, phone, email and “Exhibition Proposal.” Note: The quality of your images may directly influence the exhibition proposal review process. Please do not submit slide shows, Flash files or website links and please do not e-mail submissions.
• Self-addressed stamp envelope (if you would like your materials returned).

Jury Process
Exhibit proposals are reviewed on a semi-annual basis by a panel composed of the SAA gallery staff and the Galleries Advisory Committee. The jury panel meets in April and August of each year to review proposals; proposal applications must be received on or before April 1 and August 1 to be considered.

The commission split is currently 50/50 with the Salem Art Association retaining 50% of the retail price from the sale of artworks. Please price your artwork to include this commission. Art sales support both the artists and SAA’s many educational programs.

Download Exhibition Proposal Guidelines and Application:

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For additional information contact: Catherine Alexander, Galleries Director, at 503-581-2228 x302 or at

Salem Art Association
Galleries Program
600 Mission Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97302