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Pins&Such by Joyce GabrielCall to Artists & Artisans: December Pop-up Shop

The Walters Cultural Arts Center is seeking artists and artisans to feature in their December Artisan Pop-up Shop. The Pop-up Shop provides a space for artists to sell small original work, including ceramics, jewelry, found object art, toys, prints and reproductions, woodworking, glass items, handmade soaps and candles, culinary creations, and more. The Pop-up Shop will take place during First Tuesday Art Walk on Tuesday, December 3 from 5 – 8 pm, with time allocated before and after for artists to set-up shop.

The Walters’ provides the space, table and chairs, and promotion of the event. Artists are responsible for all inventory, displays, and their own cash box. All proceeds of sales are kept by the artist. All items must be original works created by the artist. The artist must be the sole and exclusive owner of the works, and may not infringe on any copyright.

Apply online through CognitoSubmission Deadline:
October 18, 2019 at 5 pm

Call for Submissions for “Picture Hillsboro” Purchase 

Autumn Hints by Harley TalkingtonThe City of Hillsboro is seeking submissions of two-dimensional works of art to become part of Hillsboro’s Public Art Collection. Limited edition archival reproductions of the original will then be presented as gifts to dignitaries visiting Hillsboro and during the official City trips throughout the world. Designating artwork as an official gift emphasizes Hillsboro’s pride in its creative community.

Selection Criteria
Existing two-dimensional artwork is eligible for submission. The artwork should represent the characteristic landscape, city views, people and/or places of Hillsboro. The purchase price cannot exceed $750.

Finalists will be selected for an exhibition in the City of Hillsboro Civic Center auditorium where the City Council meets. The work for purchase will be selected from the finalists on view. The finalists’ work is for sale, and can be purchased by City departments or the public. (Note: If the work is selected as a finalist, it must be delivered by January 10, 2020, to the Walters Cultural Arts Center ready to hang. The purchase price does not have to include the frame.)

Download the full Call to ArtistsSelection Process
Submission Deadline – 5 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019
Exhibition of Finalists – January - February 2020
Announce Final Purchase Award – February 2020
Images from the Visions exhibit
Walters' 2020-2021 Gallery Season

Opening on October 1, the Walters Cultural Arts Center is accepting applications from both individuals and groups for its 2020-21 gallery season. The Walters’ Gallery seeks to display original fine art and strives to represent a diverse selection of both emerging and established voices and perspectives in the arts community. Artwork should be engaging to a broad public audience of all ages (including young children) and suitable for display in a multi-function space that also hosts workshops, weddings, meetings, and other private and public events. The Walters’ Gallery provides a public showplace for the arts and is a vibrant representation of the City of Hillsboro’s commitment to arts and culture.

Button to Submittable Online ApplicationSubmission Deadline
Saturday, November 30 by midnight


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