Mayor's Art Show
The City of Eugene is delighted to bring back the Mayor’s Art Show. The Mayor’s Art Show (MAS) will be part of a larger celebration of contemporary visual art, artists and the City’s public spaces. The MAS celebrates local artists, art production and champions the visual arts. The MAS recognizes the accomplishments of artists who are committed to enriching their communities through visual arts. Our aim with this show is to cultivate diversity, equity, and access to the visual arts and artists. We envision a city of citizens whose success, safety and health are not pre-determined by their race, class, sexual orientation, gender, age, mental or physical ability.
The exhibition will be held in the Maurie Jacobs Community Room at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. The exhibition will take place July 27, 2018 through August 25, 2018.
The City of Eugene invites artists who live or work in the City of Eugene to submit work for the juried Mayor’s Art Show. Established, emerging, and student artists are encouraged to apply.
Awards will be given based on the consideration of the following criteria: conceptual strength, artistic merit, innovation, craftsmanship, and materials. Awards include:
- Mayor’s Choice
- Juror’s Choice
- Peoples’ Choice
Eligibility & Entry Fees
- There is an entry fee of $15.
- This exhibition is open to all residents who live or work in the City of Eugene.
- Work must have been completed since January 1, 2016.
- We are accepting 2D, 3D and digital artworks. (Digital must be self contained and managed by the artist).
Artist may submit images of one artwork for the jury to consider.
- 2D work must include one image (one additional detail image may be included for a total of two images)
- 3D must include two to four images (one additional detail image may be included for a total of three to five images).
The curator reserves the right to refuse artworks at any time during the processes: submission, selection, intake and installation.
Entries may be submitted through the web-based CaFÉ application system March 20-June 17, 2018.
CaFÉ is an online application and jurying system used by organizations and galleries for national and international calls for entry for public art projects, artist fellowships, juried visual art competitions and exhibitions. Applicants have access to hundreds of call for entry opportunities. It allows artists to easily and efficiently manage their submissions and applications. Registration is FREE and makes it easy to apply to entries.
- Register for a CaFÉ profile
- Set up your portfolio in CaFÉ by uploading your images. Be sure to have upload-ready files ready.
- Apply to Mayor's Art Show
- How to Apply - Video
- How to Apply - Printable
- Resizing Images
- General CaFÉ Help
- CaFÉ Tech Support email@example.com or 303-629-1166
You may also email Chanin Santiago, Exhibition Designer and Developer or call 541-232-2089.
June 17 - Call ends
June 24 - Artists notified
July 1 - Artist confirmation of participation deadline
July 16 - MAS artwork intake at Jacobs Community Room: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
July 17 - MAS artwork intake at Jacobs Community Room: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
July 21 - Salon des Refusés artwork intake at New Zone: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
July 27 - MAS, Bridge, Biennial + Salon des Refusés openings
July 29 - Sunday Streets
August 2 - Ceremony, TIME TBD
August 3 - First Friday ArtWalk
August 25 - MAS, Biennial, + Salon des Refusés Closing
August 25 - Artist pick up work (Salon),12 p.m.-6 p.m.
August 27 - Artists pick up work (MAS), 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Visual artist, adjunct Instructor at UO School of Art + Design and founder and director of Global Mission of Art, a collaborative platform for facilitating art projects.
Visual artist, art workshop and adjunct professor
Visual artist, arts educator
Dr. Deana Dart
Native American art curator and museum consultant
In the spirit of celebrating the visual arts and artists, those who are not selected by the jury for the Mayor’s Art Show have the opportunity to participate in the Salon des Refusés. More information will be provided after the jurying process.
Artists are strongly encouraged to submit images for this call that present work to its best advantage. Photographs should give a sense of how the piece “sits” or “hangs.” Detailed photographs are important to show the technical excellence of the work; they can highlight special areas that might not be obvious in the full shot of the work. Works accepted in the exhibition must be available to be photographed individually or in exhibition installation shots for advertising and publicity during the entire run of the exhibition. The curator reserves the right to refuse artworks at any time during the processes of submission, selection, intake and installation.
Please note that price and/or value of an accepted entry may not be changed after it is set. Work should be marked “NFS” if it is not available for purchase. Please include value of work for insurance purposes. All objects sold must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. The client will pay the artist directly. A commission of 25% will be paid to the City of Eugene by the artist at the closing of the show. The commission will be used to offset the cost of the show. Shipment and delivery of all objects sold will be handled by the artist.
Permission and Copyright
By submitting an entry, the Artist grants permission for the City of Eugene and Cultural Services to use the accepted image on its website, for brochures, promotional materials, and publicity about the exhibition, both physical and virtual. Every effort will be made to maintain quality true to the submitted image, recognizing that the print or electronic medium may affect how the viewer receives the image. Artist will be given attribution for the work. The Artist certifies that he or she holds the copyright for this material and the copyright remains with said Artist. The Artist also certifies that the work submitted is original, has been completed after January 1, 2016. and does not infringe on any existing copyright. If artwork includes image of any person, artist certifies that a model release for such people has been obtained. Furthermore, if the accepted work differs dramatically from the image submitted, The City of Eugene and Cultural Services reserves the right to return the work to the Artist without hanging in the exhibition. By signing this agreement, the Artist acknowledges and understands the above provisions and has read and agreed with the provisions in the Call for Entry.