Call for Artists. Friendly House Community Center in NW Portland announces its Emerging Artists Program. Seeking 2-D artworks from emerging artists who currently reside in the Pacific Northwest for our Community Gallery. The space is suitable for either solo or group shows. Friendly House is offering $40 towards the creation and publication of show cards. Art works will be on display for a full eight-week period. Works will be juried by Joy Church- Friendly House Community Center Director, Suzette Smith- FHCC Artist Liaison, Elizabeth Darby- FHCC Volunteer and other local artists. Artists will receive 80% of the retail price for any works sold. Email images of your work, along with 12-15 digital images and measurements to jchurch@friendlyhouseinc.org, subject line “call for artists”. Please visit www.friendlyhouseinc.org for further information. Deadline: 11/3/08.

Call for Submissions for Surface presented by the BAG Gallery (3/20-4/2). Theme for show is landscapes. This exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of landscape, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. All visions of landscape will be reviewed and considered. Images created via any medium will be accepted for consideration (i.e. photography, video, painting, sculpture, installation, illustration, alternative medium, etc.), so long as the object is created by a working artist. All works must not exceed 48 inches in width, height or depth and may not suspend from the ceiling. All work must be properly framed and ready to hang. Award: Three month Residency at Brooklyn Artists Gym. Fee: Entry fee is $25.00. A single non-refundable application fee of $25. Maximum number of entries: 3 per artist. Fill out entry form at http://www.brooklynartistsgym.com/showSurface2009.html. EXTENDED Deadline: 11/3/08.

Call for Artists for 2009 Artist Exhibit Program for experienced or emerging visual artists living or working in Clackamas County. Exhibition and sale opportunities include:Two galleries in the County's Public Services Building (Oregon City); Three galleries in the new Development Services Building (Oregon City); A touring exhibition of County offices and libraries; Providence Milwaukie Hospital; Clackamas Federal Credit Union; Willamette Falls Hospital Gallery. All 2-D hanging (framed) work and 3-D work for pedestal display will be considered. The preferred method of submission is digital, via email. For more information and an application visit http://www.artsactionalliance.org/announcements.htm. Submit all materials to: Clackamas County Arts Alliance, Attn: Betsy Bostwick, info@artsactionalliance.org. Deadline: 11/10/08.

Gallery seeks Members. Sequoia Gallery and Studios is currently accepting applications for studio space and gallery membership. If interested, please call 503.693-0401 or drop by the gallery at 136 SE Third Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Applications along with digital pictures or slides of artwork will be accepted. Deadline: 11/11/08.

Call to Artists for Celebrate December: Something Red. Artists In Action in Salem invites Oregon artists to participate in the 6th annual Celebrate December Something Red Art Walk, Show and Sale, (12/1-31). Artwork must feature the color Red. The following media will be accepted: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramic, sculpture, collage, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, and other fine arts media. Only original art completed within the last two years and has not been previously shown in this event will be accepted. All works shall be for sale with a 15% commission to the host business. Works will be juried by the original piece. 7-10 award ribbons will be given at awards reception, Wednesday, December 3. Entry Fee: $10 per entry, maximum two entries. Size limit 36 by 48 inches. For a complete prospectus, send a #10 SASE to: Artists In Action, "Something Red", P.O. Box 2684, Salem, OR 97308. Or download a copy at the Artists In Action website at www.artistsinaction.org. For inquiries send an email to Miriam Selby, chair, at ms@sibylbooks.com or to Artists in Action at aia@artistsinaction.org. Deadline: 11/15/08.

Call for Photography for Flora & Fauna (2/6-3/1). Newspace Center for Photography (Portland) invites photographers to submit images for our themed juried exhibtion. Seeking work that celebrates the beauty and mystery of the plants and animals we share our lives with. The competition is open to photographers using any type of photographic process, color or black & white, traditional or computer generated/manipulated images. Portland photographer and Newspace Program Director Laura Valenti will be selecting images for the exhibition. The entry fee is $5 per image and you may enter as many images as you like. For a full prospectus and entry form, please visit: http://www.newspacephoto.org/callforentries. Deadline: 11/15/08.

Call for Visual Artists for the 27th Annual Beaverton Visual Arts Showcase (2/8-21). Visual artists in the Portland region are invited to submit their work to Beaverton's 2009 Visual Arts Showcase to be held in the Beaverton City Library. Showcase artists will be honored at an opening night gala on 2/9. Prizes will be awarded including four, $200, first place awards and a $500, "Best of Show" prize. Artists must live in the Portland metro area. All work must be original and have been completed within the last two years. An accepted piece of art from a previous Showcase may not be entered again. The sales price of a submitted work may not exceed $5,000. No student work or work done in a class is eligible. All artwork must be for sale. A total of four works may be submitted for consideration. There is no entry fee. Artists must volunteer at least three hours during the Showcase exhibition to ensure the exhibition is open all library hours. A 30% commission will be taken from all sales. Accepted artworks must be delivered to Beaverton City Library on 1/30/09. Enter your Visual Arts Showcase, 27th Annual submission at www.callforentry.org For more information, contact the Beaverton Arts Commission at 503.526.2288 or jscott@ci.beaverton.or.us or www.beavertonarts.org. Postmarked Deadline: 11/21/08.

Call for Artists for Flora & Fauna (1/2-2/1), a celebration of the life surrounding us in our natural world. This juried show will explore the many interpretations-from realistic to abstract-of animals (big & small) and botanicals. All two and three dimensional media, including fine craft, are welcome. For more information please visit www.sixthstreetgallery.com or visit Sixth Street Gallery, 105 W. 6th St. Vancouver, WA 98660. Deadline: 12/3/08.

Gallery reviewing submissions. Gallery 114, an artist-run cooperative in the heart of the Pearl District, is currently reviewing submissions for new artists. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Gallery 114 has been a respected fixture in Portland for over fifteen years, representing some of the city’s best emerging and established artists. The co-op format offers artists total control over their work & exhibitions, a voice in the management of the gallery, with minimal commission. Interested artists should v isit our web site (http://www.gallery114.org) and review our current roster for compatibility. Also read the info page for more details on co-op responsibilities, and review the five question application. Send images with descriptions (slides or photos, no CD’s), resume, response to the questions found and a SASE to 1100 NW Glisan, Portland OR 97209. Email dptrowbridge@comcast.net for more info. Deadline: 12/31/08.

Call for Photographs. The Pittock Mansion is seeking photographs of significant historic structures such as buildings, bridges and architectural details for a juried photography show that will take place February through June, 2009. The Pittock Mansion is looking for photographs which reflect the past 150 years of Oregon history as the show will celebrate the 150th anniversary of statehood. More information about submitting entries can be obtained from www.pittockmansion.org or Lucy McLean at 503.823.3619. Deadline: 1/20/09.

Portland Neighbors West-Northwest (NWNW) Photo Contest. Anyone who lives, works or visits places within the Neighbors West Northwest boundaries in Portland can participate in the contest (www.nwnw.org). They will accept work from amateur photographers who want to share their neighborhood images with the community. The entry requirements are as follows: Photos must be taken within the NWNW coalition boundaries and relate to the neighborhood (part of the neighborhood, neighbors, or neighborhood events); Photos must be original works of the entrant but there is no time restriction as to when the photo was taken; Photos must include a label specifying where the photograph was taken, a title or caption, photographer’s complete name, address, daytime phone number and email address; Photos must be submitted in JPEG format. Images should be in high resolution format (at least 1024x768); Email photos to Alison@nwnw.org or mail to Alison Wallisch/ Neighbors West-Northwest, 2257 NW Raleigh Street, Portland, OR 97210. Deadline: 1/31/08.

Estacada's Spiral Gallery Co-op is seeking new members. This two-year old co-op is going strong, and displays art in a variety of mediums from artists in and around Estacada and the Clackamas River valley. If you are willing to pay dues, work two shifts a month, attend a monthly meeting and help out with a committee, we are happy to give you 80% commission on your art, let you have a show in the featured space whenever you want to sign up for one, and promote you and your work on our website and through promotional materials. Check out www.thespiralgallery.com.The Spiral Gallery Co-op, 341 S Broadway, Estacada, OR, 503.630.7273.
Cascade Gallery is accepting proposals for the 2008-2009 Exhibitions. Cascade Gallery at Portland Community College Cascade Campus is looking for solo, themed group, artist studio/teams, video and multimedia presentations. Proposals for exhibitions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Submissions for exhibitions are evaluated on artistic quality, relevance to curricula at PCC Cascade, and the variety of the exhibition schedule. The Cascade Gallery is an educational showcase committed to exhibiting work of high artistic quality with approximately 650 square feet. To apply for an exhibition, please send a cd of no more than 10 digital images. Please enclose the following: a letter of interest, an artist's statement, a resume or CV, an inventory image list: title, medium, dimensions and date of completion of all artwork. Material will not be returned unless directed to do so. Include a SASE for notification. Contact: Cascade Gallery, Director Jacqueline Ehlis, Portland Community College CA TH 102, 705 N Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97217, 503.978.5326, cascade.gallery@pcc.edu.

11/2 Portland Art Museum Lectures: The Art of Landscape Photography~ An Historical Overview. Since the invention of the medium, photographers have been deeply invested in the depiction of landscape. Join Keith F. Davis, Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, for a lively and thought-provoking overview of the pictorial terrain and history of landscape photography. 2pm. Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Mueum, 1219 SW Park. Fee: Members: $5; non-members: $10. Seating is limited. Advance tickets available www.pam.org, on-site, and at 503.226.0973.

11/8 Sales Coaching Workshop for Artists. There are many business development workshops out there, but none (or very few) are designed specifically for your world. Bob and Anne-Louise Sterry bring experience from two very different, but powerful perspectives to expose the challenges of selling art and creative services, and overcoming those challenges! Be a part of this small, highly interactive and enjoyable workshop intended for those committed to successfully promoting their work! This is an intensive 4-hour workshop designed to: Discuss your specific challenges; Be coached through appropriate solutions; Role play your situation, or watch the professionals demonstrate it; Gain perspective by watching others role play; Gain understanding of the basic process of a sale or commercial commitment. Workshop is limited to a maximum of 8 participants. 9 am - 1 pm in Canby, OR. Cost: $175 - Clackamas County Resident; $225 Non-Clackamas County Resident. Sponsored by Clackamas County Arts Alliance. Visit http://www.clackamasculturalcoalitio...rry/index.html to learn more.
11/8 OCAC Professional Practices Workshops for Artists. Contracts & Consignments. 9am-12pm. Explore the principles of binding contract and some of the specific terms an artist's contract should address. Taxes for Artists. 1-4pm. Explore income tax reporting, deciding if it is a hobby or a business, determining employee or independent contractor status, business, expenses, depreciation and other deductions. Each workshop is $40, Studio fee: $15. Oregon College of Art and Craft, Barnes Portable, 8245 SW Barnes Rd., Portland, OR 97225, 503.297.5544, www.ocac.edu.

Board Member position avaialble. The Newspace Center for Photography Board of Directors is currently seeking a new member. The prospective board member should have non-profit experience, enthusiasm for the arts, and a desire to contribute to the strength of the organization. Board positions require a commitment of one to two years of service. Members are required to attend and participate actively in monthly board meetings, which are typically held on third Thursdays from 7-9pm at the Center. Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Chris Bennett, Executive Director, at chris@newspacephoto.org or by mail at 1632 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214.