2024 Open Show Express

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  • JUST THE FACTS
  • Application open: June 1, 2024 at 12:00am
  • Application closes: June 15, 2024 at Midnight
  • Reminder: There is no onsite registration.
  • Registration Fee: $40 for a single panel, $80 for a double panel
  • Amount of pieces: 7 for a single panel, 11 for a double panel.
  • For sculptures: Your pieces MUST fit in a 5 foot wide space
  • Commission taken: 35%
  • Panel size: Around 6’H x 5’W
  • Panel style: Fencing- including white screens between fencing- no more looking at the backs of the artwork!
  • Hang your work: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 4:00 – 7:00pm OR Wednesday June 19, 2024 at 8:00 – 11:00am
  • Reception: Friday, June 22 at 5:00pm
  • Unsold art pick up date & time: Sunday, June 23 at 5:30-7:30pm
  • 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
  • Website: lakewood-center.org

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CONTACT

Sue Smith, Curator
Phone: 503.636.1060
Email: festival@lakewood-center.org

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

ABOUT THE 61ST ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Established in 1963, The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an annual celebration of artistic expression, fostering creativity through a dynamic arts education program hosted by the Lakewood Center for the Arts. Traditionally located at both Lakewood Center and George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, Oregon, this vibrant event takes place each year on the weekend following Father's Day, drawing a crowd of nearly 25,000 individuals. 

In 2024, we are thrilled to mark 61 years of inspiring a love of the arts with Imagine That! featuring a multitude of unique art exhibits and programming that seeks to spark inspiration, imagination and joy. Join us in commemorating the enduring spirit of creativity that has defined our festival for over six decades.

THE CALL:

Get your work in front of 25,000 art lovers! Sell your art! Add to your artist resume! Network! Win awards!

Bring your best work to the Open Show Express at the Festival of the Arts! The OSE is a non-juried art exhibition that celebrates the diversity and creativity of artists from all backgrounds and career levels. We invite you to be a part of this dynamic showcase that aims to bring together artists and art enthusiasts in a spirit of collaboration and appreciation.

There are so many reasons to participate in the Festival’s long-standing tradition. When you hang work in the pavilion tent at the Festival, you're contributing to making art more accessible to a diverse audience, breaking down barriers to entry.

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HOW IT WORKS:

  • You will get apx. 5-10 feet of fencing panel (depending on what you register for) to showcase your work.
  • You'll register between June 1-15th. The link to register will appear in May and go live on June 1st.
  • You will need to have your artwork title, medium, size, and price to register. You do NOT need a photography of the art.
  • The work must be for sale.
  • On the hang your work dates (see JUST THE FACTS) you will come and hang up your art and your showcards. All pieces must fit!
  • You can also put up signing, brochures, etc. introducing the public to your work!
  • Attend the Festival!
  • If the work sells, you get 65% of the profit.

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