Artist Application for the Imagination Menagerie


Right now students across Oregon and beyond are drawing imaginary animals and submitting them to the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.

We are looking for artists of all mediums who would like to join in our 2024 celebration of the imagination by applying to become one of the IMAGINATION MENAGERIE artists.

If selected, you will be required to:

  • Select one imaginary animal drawn by a student
  • Recreate that animal in your chosen medium
  • Photograph your work by April, 2024.
  • Bring your finished work to Lakewood Center for the 2024 Festival (dates are pending, but it will likely be on Father's Day or just before).
  • Price the finished piece for sale. The Festival will retain a 40% commission, so please price your work accordingly!

We’re Starting Early: Please note we’re accepting applications for this exhibit in 2023 for the Festival of the Arts in 2024. 

What we need from you now:

Please fill out the form with as much detail as you can to give us a good feel for your art and your process.


Dates to know:

    • Artist Selection Date: April 1-August 1, 2023

    • Artist Notification Date: August 10-15 2023

    • Student Artist Animal Jury Dates: August 15-30, 2023

    • Show Opening: Friday, June 28 2024

    • Show Closing: Sunday, June 30 2024

    • Reception: TBA

    • Location: Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, the City of Arts (Location)

    • Exhibit Hours: TBA

    • Website:

    • Social media: #artsinlo Instagram: @artsinlo Facebook: LOFOTA


Your Personal Information

Your Name
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If selected the kind of art you'd create for the exhibit is:

Tell us about your work as an artist:

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