Call for Northwest craft entries and vendors March 28, 2007

Just got two cool e-mails today that I wanted to share, so if you’re in Oregon or Washington, read on!

First, the Oregon College of Art and Craft is accepting applications for their upcoming Craft Biennial:

Craft Biennial: A Review of Northwest Art & Craft

Oregon College of Art & Craft announces a call for entries for the
exhibition “Craft Biennial: A Review of Northwest Art & Craft.” The fifth
in the biennial series devoted to handmade work in the Northwest, the
“Craft Biennial” seeks submissions that demonstrate a broad spectrum of
craft media.

Artists in Oregon and Washington are invited to submit slides of work
that investigate and redefine the traditional form of the object.
Artists working in ceramics, fibers, wood, metal, glass, drawing, mixed
media, book arts, papermaking, photography and printmaking are encouraged to

As an educational institution committed to intellectual inquiry and
craftsmanship, this exhibition provides a unique opportunity to examine
the state of modern craft in the Northwest. The “Craft Biennial” seeks to
provoke a dialogue between the viewer and object, as well as one
between the objects themselves.

To receive a Call For Entries Form, please call 503-297-5544 or
download at Deadline for submitting slides is May 25, 2007. The
“Craft Biennial” exhibition runs August 2-September 27, 2007 with an
opening reception on Thursday, August 2 from 4 to 7pm.

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And Sister Diane passed this on via the Portland Church of Craft e-mail list:

The Citywide Arts Commission is gearing up to host a weekly
Sunday Arts Fair in downtown Portland. From
July through October, the parking structure at SW Third and Alder
will be converted to a giant (400 spaces!) arts fair, where anyone
may sell original work. (Which, by the way, is being defined broadly,
to include art, crafts, original music CDs, and self-
published writing.) There’s a $20.00 membership fee, a weekly $15.00
tabling fee, and they take NO commissions on your sales.

Nonprofit arts groups may be entitled to free tables to use for
outreach. Citywide Arts is taking applications for vendors now. Check out for more information.

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