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    Festival of Arts

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  • Opening Night

    Opening Night

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  • Quick Draw

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    This Year's Judge

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WVFA Call to Artists - 2018

*36th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts*
Show: September 13-17, 2017; Joseph, Oregon
Deadline for Entry: July 22, 2018 - No late entries accepted

Entry Fee: $30.00 - Non Refundable
Entry Through: https://www.callforentry.org

Venues: Joseph Community Center (JCC) & Josephy Center for Arts and Culture (JCAC)

Dear Artists,

Last year, we invited you all to, "Come out and play", amid the Wonder of the Wallowas! Well, many of you took us up on our offer…and what an amazing time we had…so much so, that we can't wait to do it again! Please join us in Joseph again, for the 36th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts. We'd be honored to have you and your art here with us!

The Wallowa Valley is truly an inspirational place. Our breathtaking scenery captivates the heart, piques the imagination, and has a knack for unleashing the artist within us all. It's not by coincidence, that this beloved corner of Oregon is renowned for its vibrant community of artists, its exquisite galleries, its numerous bronze foundries, and its "WOW-inducing" Main Street art installations. Whether you're a local artist who has lived here most of your life, or you've never ventured quite this far out to the "End of the Road", we encourage you to come and let yourself experience, anew, how this place will enchant and inspire you. And, while you're at it, be sure to step out and play a bit…take advantage of the myriad outdoor recreation opportunities this area has to offer. And, what better time to explore Joseph and the Wallowas, than during colorfully placid September? Some have even taken to calling it our fifth season - our "Season of Art".

The Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts is the largest juried fine art exhibition in Eastern Oregon, featuring representational/traditional realism from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, as well as contemporary art. The festival reflects the beauty, culture, and traditions of our region through its arts and artists. Consistent with that intent, any subject, style or medium within the categories listed below will be considered by our jury. Exhibition space is limited, so jurors will select pieces that are most appropriate for the venue and our diverse audience. The categories are as follows:

Painting: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor
Sculpture Any Three-Dimensional Work in Wood, Clay, Stone, Bronze, or other Metal
Pastel, Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal, Ink, or any combination thereof
Printmaking Wood block, Engraving, Etching, Monoprint, Aquatint, Linotype, Lithography, Silkscreen, or
Digital Art Prints
Photography: Any Photograph that begins with the capture of the image through a lens, including Digitally
Altered Photography
Other: Glass, Jewelry, Fiber Arts, Ceramics, or Mixed Media

*Copies, kits, reproductions, or work done under the supervision of an instructor are not eligible.

Below, are a few important details to keep in mind, as we approach this year's Festival of Arts:

Please refer to our detailed Prospectus, on either this site, or the Café website callforentry.org. This Prospectus should be considered your "one-stop shop" for ALL pertinent information; as it contains nearly every detail you will need, in terms of pre-, during-, and post-festival instructions and announcements.

If you have questions and/or concerns that cannot be addressed through either the Prospectus, or the above websites, please don't hesitate to contact our Festival Director, Jeff Costello, (510) 390-2121, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
For questions specific to the online entry process, via the Café website, please contact Mary Edwards, (541) 432-1078, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, see this guide.

We are grateful for your past participation in our Festival of Arts, and we hope to see you back for our annual festival, featuring a rich and diverse display of works. Our group of dedicated volunteers has been hard at work for months, preparing for another fun and successful event. Please come join us - to inspire, to be inspired, and to experience our "Season of Art", amid the Wonder of the Wallowas! See you in September…and, in the meantime, keep on creating!