Joan Eliot Sappington Gallery Application


Deadline to apply:
March 31, 2024

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts proudly presents an opportunity for student artists in the Portland area and surrounding communities!

The Joan Eliot Sappington Invitational Gallery is seeking talented student artists in grades 6 through 12, who have demonstrated a commitment to visual arts.

Upon acceptance into the program, training on writing an artist statements and pricing their work will be provided. Successful participation in this exhibit can generate sales from artwork, scholarships or awards, future exhibits at Lakewood, letters of recommendation from the Festival Executive staff, promotion via social media, news articles, and more!

Ten selected students are given the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work as professionals in a unique exhibit on the main floor of the Lakewood Center during the 2024 Festival of the Arts. The art works in the gallery will also be judged separately from the other pieces in the Youth Exhibit and the artists can attend the professional artist reception during the Festival. This exhibit can be considered as their first show as professional artists!

The students exhibit 5  artworks of their choosing:

  • Original art created by hand by the artist.
  • All 2D and 3D media eligible.
  • All pieces, with or without frames, must be ready to hang or display on a table or pedestal.
  • All work must be signed by the artist.
  • Each piece must have a label on the back with the title, artist name, and price
  • The work must be for sale. The Festival will retain a 30% commission of all sales.
  • An artist statement; a gallery – style bio and description of their art style and inspiration to accompany the exhibit.


2023 Inaugural Gallery Photos

Ready to apply? We can't wait to see your art!

Joan Eliot Sappington Gallery Application

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