My Happy Place


  • Application open: November 15, 2023
  • Application Fee: $40
  • Commission taken: 40%
  • Deadline: April 5, 2024
  • Jury date: April 6-April 12, 2024
  • Notification Date: April 15-19 2024
  • Delivery date: Sunday, June 16, 2024
  • Show Opening: Friday, June 21
  • Show Closing: Sunday, June 23
  • Reception: Friday, June 21, 5:00pm
  • Unsold art pick up date & time: Sunday, June 23, 5-7pm
  • Location: Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, the City of Arts (Location)
  • Exhibit Hours: Friday: 9am-6pm | Saturday: 9am-6pm | Sunday: 9am-5pm
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  • Social media: #artsinlo Instagram: @artsinlo Facebook: LOFOTA


Marilyn Davis, Curator 
Phone: 503.636.1060

Street address:  Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Mailing address:  Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, PO Box 385, Lake Oswego, OR 97034


Founded in 1963, The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an annual arts education program of Lakewood Center for the Arts and is traditionally held at Lakewood Center and George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It is held the weekend after Father’s Day each year and attracts nearly 25,000 people.


Show us your personal Happy Place!  Use your emotional and creative ideas to interpret a place you'd like to escape to real or imaginary. This might be a location you daydream about, a place you retreat to frequently, or just a stolen moment to a tranquil  setting, during a busy day.  Think about places you dream of going or just have your head in the clouds. Maybe your happy place is on the sofa with a favorite book. Transport yourself to a place you hold dear to your heart, and then get it onto your canvas!
We are inviting artists to create pieces of art depicting their HAPPY PLACE using their chosen medium and within the following criteria:


  • Two-dimensional work in any medium is acceptable. Collage, scratchboard, watercolors, oils acrylic, colored pencil, graphite, encaustic, and pastels may be used. In addition, natural or handmade paper, and fiber will be accepted. Photography compositions made from artist's original negatives or digital images processed by the artist are acceptable.
  • All art must be in a SQUARE format with PERIMETER equal to 8 x 8" , 10 x 10" , or 12 x 12". The finished art can be framed or unframed; deep cradle or canvas. Whether the artwork is framed or unframed the exterior dimensions must fit the format stated above. Work can be all one size or a combination of all accepted sizes.
  • All work must be priced at $350 or less.
  • Prints (photography or hand-pulled must be signed, including print work from hand manipulated plates.
  • All art must be original and signed by the artist.
  • NO AI generated artwork.


A maximum of 3 artworks may be submitted per artist. Entries must be received no later than the date listed on the calendar. The Artist’s Vision Juried Exhibit reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry.

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A note about this application: You will need all of your information ready- including pictures of your work- to apply. You will receive and email confirmation that will act as your receipt.

Call to Artists: My Happy Place, a Small Works Show



All work for this call MUST be square and no larger than 12x12 after framing, Sizes accepted: 8x8, 10x10 and 12x12. Submitted works do not need to be all the same size- you can have one 10x10, one 8x8, etc.

Artwork #1

Max. file size: 10 MB.
Please enter a number from 1 to 350.
In whole dollars. Not to exceed $350.
Artwork #1 Diptych/Triptych?(Required)

Artwork #2

Max. file size: 10 MB.
Please enter a number from 1 to 350.
In whole dollars. Not to exceed $350.
Artwork #2 Diptych/Triptych?

Artwork #3

Max. file size: 10 MB.
Please enter a number from 1 to 350.
In whole dollars. Not to exceed $350.
Artwork #3 Diptych/Triptych?

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