MAUDE KERNS ART CENTER

Bringing Art to Life

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone:
541.345.1571
Fax:
541.345.6248

E-mail:
staff@mkartcenter.org


Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday (when exhibits are on display): 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery Admission:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family

CALL TO ARTISTS

Call to Artists

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Maude Kerns Art Center offers a variety of exhibition opportunities to local, national, and international artists. If you have questions about any of the listed Calls to Artists or would like more information, please e-mail Sarah at exhibits@mkartcenter.org.

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ART AND THE VINEYARD 2020 Artist Marketplace Prospectus

From its inception as a small art auction and wine-tasting event, Art and the Vineyard has grown into the premier art and wine festival in the Southern Willamette Valley. The festival, which is the principal fundraiser for the Maude Kerns Art Center, attracts over 20,000 visitors annually. Monies raised from the festival help fund the Art Center’s year-round exhibitions and art classes in all media for children, teens, and adults.

The Artist Marketplace features paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, wall hangings, wearable art and more created by artists from across the nation.

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Submission (Postmark) Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020

Jury Notifications E-mailed: Friday, April 10, 2020

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ART AND THE VINEYARD 2020 Art For Your Garden Prospectus

From its inception as a small art auction and wine-tasting event, Art and the Vineyard has grown into the premier art and wine festival in the Southern Willamette Valley. The festival, which is the principal fundraiser for the Maude Kerns Art Center, attracts over 20,000 visitors annually. Monies raised from the festival help fund the Art Center’s year-round exhibitions and art classes in all media for children, teens, and adults.

The Art For Your Garden area includes artworks within a unique landscape design to emphasize the beauty in nature and to provide ideas on how to incorporate art objects in a garden setting.

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Submission (Postmark) Deadline: Friday, April 10

Jury Notifications: Friday, May 1

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2021-22 Exhibits Prospectus

Maude Kerns Art Center is currently accepting submissions for its 2021 & 2022 Exhibits Schedule. Local, regional, and national artists (individuals and groups) working in 2- and 3- dimensional mediums, as well as installation art, are invited to submit their work for consideration. Solo, group, and/or themed shows will be curated based on the content, quality, and number of submissions.

The Maude Kerns Art Center, founded in 1950, is a non-profit community art center for the visual arts dedicated to providing exhibitions and educational programs for all ages, facilities for artists, public events, and support for community artists. The Art Center presents 8 – 10 exhibitions each year, including solo and group shows featuring local, regional, and national artists.

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Submission (Postmark) Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020

Artists Notified By: Friday, June 1, 2020

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2020 Fast Forward Exhibit Prospectus

The Maude Kerns Art Center is accepting submissions for our 21st annual Fast Forward: The Mayor's Teen Art Show Exhibit. Open to all artists aged 13-19 yrs living in the greater Eugene area.

Original 2- and 3- dimensional media: paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, digital art, etc. Work must have been done in the last 12 months. Work must be ready to display or hang (mat, frame) at the time of exhibit.

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Submission (Postmark) Deadline: Friday, May 29

Notification of Artists: Friday, June 19

Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 6:00pm-8:00pm
With Awards Presentation by Mayor Lucy Vinis.

Exhibit Dates: September 4 - 25

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2020 Día de los Muertos Exhibit Prospectus

The Maude Kerns Art Center is accepting submissions for our 27th annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit. All artists, working in all mediums, are eligible.

Work must be original and must focus on the Mexican Day of the Dead, which blends the ancient harvest rituals of the Aztec god of death and the Roman Catholic holidays of All Saints and All Souls Days. The celebration honors the dead and acknowledges the link between the communities of the living and the dead. Entries must be postmarked by Monday, August 3.

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Submission (Postmark) Deadline: Monday, August 3

Notification of Artists: Monday, August 17

Opening Reception: Friday, October 9, 6-9pm

Exhibit Dates: October 9 - November 2

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OPEN CALL: Opportunity for EDG Members & Supporters

If you have any questions about the show, please email eugenedarkroom@gmail.com

ARTWORK DROP-OFF: Fri. 2/21 10-5pm @ EDG Darkroom at MKAC
SHOW OPENING EVENT: Saturday 2/29, 5-8pm @ Sarver Winery
ARTWORK PICK-UP: April, Date TBA, @ EDG Darkroom at MKAC

Formats Accepted: ALL film-based print media
Maximum Number of Works: 2 (first come first serve)
Maximum Dimensions: no larger than 16x20 combined
Information Needed: name, date, title, medium, price, email, & phone #
Hanging Fee: $5 (100% of these proceeds go into our "general fund," used to purchase items for your use in the darkroom!)
EDG Commission on Sales: 0!

All work must be framed and ready to hang with a wire on the back

We are keeping the submission guidelines for this show very open to encourage participation. The work submitted can be old or new, traditional or experimental, and the final piece does not need to be a silver gelatin print. Let your interpretation of “film-based print media” be as open and diverse as the medium itself!

If you have any questions about the show, please email eugenedarkroom@gmail.com

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2020 Eugene Biennial at Karin Clarke Gallery

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Open to artists from Lane County and neighboring counties: Linn, Benton, Douglas and Coos.

Oregon artists 18 years and older from Lane, Linn, Lincoln, Benton, Douglas and Coos counties are invited to submit one to three recent works (paintings, prints, photography, mixed-media, fibers, sculpture, ceramics, etc.) to be considered for the 2020 Eugene Biennial at Karin Clarke Gallery in Eugene, Oregon. This exhibit will showcase artistic excellence by visual artists in our beautiful region.

Accepting Submissions: January 15 – April 15, 2020
Opening Reception/Awards: Thursday, August 6th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
First Friday ArtWalk:August 7th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Show dates: August 5 - 29, 2020

Important dates and information for submitting artists:
Submission dates: January 15 – April 15, 2020
Selection announced/artists notified before May 31st., 2020
Delivery of artwork (framed, installation-ready) MUST BE HAND-DELIVERED to Karin Clarke Gallery, at 760 Willamette Street, Eugene, Oregon, on Saturday, August 1st, or Sunday, August 2nd, 2020.
Pick-up of unsold artwork: Saturday, August 29th or Sunday, August 30th., Artwork accepted in the Eugene Biennial must be for sale. The gallery will take a 50% commission for any pieces sold.
Entry fee: $20 per artwork. Artists can submit up to three pieces for consideration.

Size limitations:
Due to the small size of the gallery we are limited in what we can show, and want to include as many artists as possible. The maximum size for 2-D wall art is 4 feet wide by 6 feet tall and no more than 50 lbs.. Sculpture must occupy no more than 20 inch square free standing floor space, or fit on a pedestal with a maximum of 16 inches in depth. Please note that works may be excluded if we can't easily and safely handle and display them.

We encourage you to visit our gallery to consider the space.

~Awards~

$500 Best of Show*
Three $250 Jurors Choice Awards*:
   - $250 cash sponsored by Whiteaker Printmakers
   - $250 Gift Card to The UO Duck Store
   - $250 check/gift certificate combo from Oregon Art Supply
   - $300 Eleanor Freeman Art Patron Award

Three Honorable Mentions*
*All award-winners are given memberships to The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art , and the opportunity to show more of their work at the Eugene Biennial Award Winners - One Year Later, a group show at Karin Clarke Gallery in August, 2021.

Email eugenebiennial@gmail.com with any questions.


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Open Calls for artists at Umpqua Valley Arts Association

THE 52ND ANNUAL SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL POSTER CONTEST

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association invites the community to enter a poster design contest for the 2020 Summer Arts Festival! Share your creativity and passion for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math) in the land of the Umpqua by entering this Festival Poster contest. The A for Art in STEAM is essential — bringing the creativity of process, making, connecting, and new ideas. It is the intersection between human invention, society, culture, and the natural world.

Submission Guidelines:
The purpose of the contest is to design a poster promoting the 52nd Annual Summer Arts Festival. Poster designs will be original artwork that the applicant thinks best exemplifies the 2020 Summer Arts Festival theme: STEAM into the Future: Exploring the convergence of human invention, society, culture and the natural world”. The contest is open media with the exception of video and audio files. Entrants may use photography, drawing, printmaking, painting, etc. to creatively interpret the above theme through use of media and/or concept. Submissions must be in JPG format. The deadline for all entries is on Friday, March 19th, 2020.

There is no fee to enter.
This is an open media call for 2D artwork.

Online registrations only. Please follow this link to see rules of eligibility and to submit:


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INTERSECTIONS: explores the convergence of human invention, society, culture and the natural world

Umpqua Valley Arts Association is proud to present an open call for artists to submit work to our upcoming exhibit titled: INTERSECTIONS. This juried exhibit explores the convergence of human invention, society, culture and the natural world.

Humans have been inventing new technologies since the beginning of time however; there has been a significant increase in the rate of new technological development in the last few hundred years. These changes, while often beneficial, have a wide range of effects on human society, culture and the natural environment. With this exhibition we seek to emphasize these effects and hope to see a wide range of perspectives highlighting the promise as well as the cost of technology - not only Utopian visions and apocalyptic nightmares but also nuanced and subtle interpretations of the theme. Areas for consideration include but are not limited to futurism, social media, computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, biotechnology, medicine, space exploration, energy, the environment, and the practice and process of art making itself.

Open to all media including photography, printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed-media, audio, and video.

Fee to apply for UVA Members: $10 | Fee for non UVA members: $20

Follow the link below to our call listed on CaFe (callforentry.org) for more information and for rules of eligibility:


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CONTACT US

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone: 541.345.1571

E-mail: staff@mkartcenter.org

Gallery Hours:*
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
*(These hours apply when exhibits are on display. Please check our Current Exhibit dates.)

Gallery Admission:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family


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