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Coos Art Museum' Expressions West
By Coos Art Museum

U.S. Multi-State Deadline: February 3, 2018  – Coos Art Museum’ announces an open call for artists to enter into our upcoming juried exhibition, ‘Expressions West’.

Painters residing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are invited to provide up to three submissions in one or more of four paint media: oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor. Any and all themes of expression define the parameters of acceptable entries.

1st: $1000, 2nd: $750, 3rd: $250, 4 honorable mention ribbons.

JUROR – Archana Horsting
Artist and arts administrator Archana Horsting is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Kala Arts Institute, an international artist’s residency program in Berkeley, California. Horsting received a B.A. with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz, studied art history at the University of Padova, Italy, and art practice at Academia di Belle Arti di Venezia in Venice, Italy… see more

Artworks submitted must have been created within the last 2 years (2016 – 2018) with a framed size limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches and a weight limitation of 40 pounds.

Artists may submit up to three (3) entries, with a non-refundable fee of $20 for the first entry and $10 each for the second and third submissions.

Submission by digital files on compact disk, flash drive or memory card.

Visit us online for more details and to download Application.

Works in the exhibition may be available for sale. Artist agrees to donate 30% of any sale to Coos Art Museum.


  • February 3, 2018 – Deadline for submissions sent to Coos Art Museum.
  • February 16, 2018 – Notification of acceptance/rejection and return of non-selected submissions.
  • April 21, 2018 – Deadline for receiving accepted artwork.
  • June 30, 2018 – Hand retrieval of artwork from 4 – 6 pm.
  • July 1, 2018 – Hand retrieval of artwork from 10am – 12:30pm.
  • July 3 – July 6, 2018 – Artwork returned via couriers.

Visit us online for more details and to download Application.

“Coos Art Museum is the cornerstone of visual arts on Oregon’s Southern Coast. Through collections, exhibitions and educational programs, we are building an arts and cultural community and promoting the appreciation, understanding and expression of visual art.” Located on the scenic southern Oregon Coast Coos Art Museum is the 3rd oldest art museum in Oregon. CAM traces its roots to the Coos Artist League, active since 1950. In 1982 Coos Art Museum members, acquired and remodeled the old US Post Office building, a historical art deco structure built in 1937. The Museum has six active galleries with over 5,500 sq. feet of display space and a 603 piece Permanent Collection of mid-20th Century and contemporary American art.

Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420

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