Call for Proposals - Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Monday, October 28, 2013  6:00 AMEnds:Saturday, November 23, 2013  5:00 PM

Some costs are associated with this call for proposals; consult the full CFP document.


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.

Event Description:

Exhibition Opportunity

Become a Part of the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Archive

Mid-career Oregon artists from all 7 coastal counties - Curry, Coos, Douglas (Reedsport School District), Lane (Siuslaw School District), Lincoln, Tillamook and Clatsop Counties are invited to submit a proposal to exhibit in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase (COVAS) in the 2014-15 cycle.

OCCA, the Regional Arts Council for the Oregon coast, invites mid-career visual artists from Curry, Coos, Lincoln, Tillamook, Clatsop and the coastal school districts of Douglas and Lane counties to submit proposals for a two month show in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase at the Newport Visual Arts Center. OCCA will help each artist create a video about them and their art that will be shown on a touch screen computer next to the Showcase and become part of the Coastal Artists Video Archive.

Artists who meet the following criteria are invited to submit a proposal. The artist: is a visual artist producing works of art (for sale); has been a full-time resident of Oregon for at least 36 months prior to the application deadline and who, if chosen, will remain a resident through the duration of the exhibit; is a person 30 years of age or older at the time of application who can show evidence of seven or more years of active professional participation in his/her medium; and is not a student enrolled in either a part- or full-time degree-seeking program.

Download the full proposal here (as a Word document) or here (as a PDF), or use the links at right (just under the map, under the "Downloads" text).


The deadline for proposals is Saturday. November 23, 2013 (postmark or email date). An artist from each county will be selected by the OCCA Exhibition Advisory Committee from the proposals submitted. All artists will be notified of the committee’s decisions approximately 2 weeks after the proposal deadline.

The third series of Showcase exhibits starts in January 2014 and end in February 2014 with each artist showing for two months. The showcase furthers OCCA’s mission to promote arts and culture, to develop arts programs that expand awareness and to assist artists.

For additional information, contact Sally Houck, OCCA Director/VAC, 541-265-6569,

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