Mayor's Art Show
The Mayor’s Art Show (MAS) is part of a larger celebration of contemporary visual art, artists and the City’s public spaces. Art is shared interaction, cultural exchange, and lodges in the very heart of what makes us grateful to live here. Art speaks to everyone.
The City recognizes the hard work required of artists, who dedicate body, mind and spirit to the creation of their vision. We believe in the power of art to establish space for citizens where safety, success, and well-being are not pre-determined by race, class, sexual orientation, gender, age, mental or physical ability. We celebrate art production and highlight the accomplishments of artists who enrich our community.
Mayor's Art Show
August 2-31, 2019
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday • 12-5 p.m., Saturdays • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Also open one hour prior to and during Hult Center shows
August 2 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The opening reception is the first stop on the First Friday Artwalk. There will be appetizers by Falling Sky, a wine bar and an opportunity to meet local artists and creatives.
MAS Art Talk
August 3 • 12-1 p.m.
Opens new possibilities for artists to share their perspectives and processes and audiences to engage with artists.
Critical MAS Writer’s Reading + Artist Conversation
August 29 • 7-8:30 p.m.
The community is invited to a reading from the writers of the “Write About Visual Art - Critical MAS” workshop. Let’s enjoy a last look at the Mayor’s Art Show 2019 and hear these thoughtful pieces. Local writers turned their attention to Eugene’s Visual Arts Week, including the Mayor’s Art Show, BRIDGE Exhibitions and the Salon des Refuses. Writers selected the art they wanted to write about, after completing a 4-session workshop led by artist and author Vicki Krohn Amorose. The art writing is published online at EugeneContemporaryArt.com/blog/
Awards were given based on the consideration of the following criteria: conceptual strength, artistic merit, innovation, craftsmanship and materials.
Mayor's Choice - 2D
Kathleen Caprario - Patterns of Privilege: Say My Name
Mayor's Choice - 3D
Karen Russo - A Mother's Love
Charly Swing - Nimbus
Image coming soon
People's Choice Award
Elenor Soleil - Self Portrait
Artwork is Available to Purchase.
Lynn Ihsen Peterson
Paige Van Doren
Tara Niemann Brochu
We are seeking community volunteers to be Docents for the 2019 Mayor’s Art Show (MAS). MAS takes place August 2-31, 2019.
Responsibilities for Docents include: learning more about the exhibition and current MAS artists, overseeing the artworks and talking to visitors. Training and orientation will be provided the week of August 4. This is a fun and exciting way to support the arts in Eugene!
The Mayor’s Art Show kicks off Visual Arts Week, celebrating the visual arts by bringing together hundreds of local, regional, national and international artists through multiple visual platforms, including gallery and street art. This year’s celebration features new 20x21 EUG Mural Project walls, the Mayor’s Art Show (August 2-31), Salon des Refuses (August 2-31), BRIDGE Exhibition, local gallery experiences, pop-ups, artist talks, workshops, studio visits and bike tours of Eugene's newest murals.
Volunteer shifts will be available Tuesday-Friday 12-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We ask volunteers to sign up for shifts of 2-2.5 hours each. Training will be provided. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, and will need to attend a one-hour orientation.
Questions? Contact volunteer coordinator Rachael Carnes.
A panel of artists and art professionals will review all applications. Awards will be given based on the consideration of the following criteria: conceptual strength, artistic merit, innovation, craftsmanship and materials.
Meet the 2019 MAS Jurors
Asante Riverwind is a lifelong creator of fine art, blending a range of art traditions and cultures. He is an artist and activist on both social and ecological issues, co-founding a number of organizations and community groups since beginning as a teenager in 1968.
Danielle Knapp is a curator at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. She currently manages the David and Anne McCosh Memorial Collection and Archive, presents exhibitions of American and regional art, and mentors University of Oregon students through internships and exhibition planning courses.
Jovencio de la Paz is an artist, writer, and educator. His work explores the intersection of textile processes such as weaving, dye, and stitchwork as they relate to broader concerns of language, histories of colonization, migrancy, ancient technology, and speculative futures.
Milla Oliveira is an Oregon-based visual artist who explores the connections between language systems and their expressions through materials and the body. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Oliveira has learned and taught in various institutions that ranged from traditional local dance practices in the streets to university classrooms.
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
Salon des Refusés
Gallery hours: open 7 days a week • 12-6 p.m.
New Zone Gallery, 22 W 7th Ave.
Presented by New Zone Gallery and City of Eugene Cultural Services
Opening reception: Friday, August 2 at 5:30 p.m. with music, food and beverages
Closing reception for the Visual Arts Week: Friday, August 9 at 5:30 p.m.
In the spirit of celebrating the visual arts and artists, those who are not selected by the jury for the Mayor’s Art Show will have the opportunity to participate in the Salon des Refusés, extending exhibition opportunities to artists and furthering the arts in our community.
- Any and only the one piece of art that was refused from the 2019 Mayor's Art Show can be accepted into the "Salon des Refusés".
- No entry fee
- Artists may bring their piece to the New Zone Gallery TBD.
- 2-D work must be ready to hang.
- A contract and waiver of loss form will be filled out at intake by the artist.
- Cards and prints of the refused 2-D art can be brought in at intake for sale during the exhibition.
- Artists pick up art: TBD
Artwork Intake: July 19, 1-5 p.m. & July 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Submit at Maurie Jacobs Community Room at the Hult Center.
- Please ensure your artwork is securely wrapped, packaged and labeled with your name. This helps us keep track of packaging while your piece is on display.
- Important! Please remember artwork may not be removed by an artist prior to the end of the show.
- The curator reserves the right to refuse artworks at any time during intake and installation.
- Hanging fasteners: Please use D-rings on hanging artworks to accommodate our hanging system. Mount D-rings 2.5 inches below the top of the frame on each side.
August 2: First Friday ArtWalk, MAS, Bridge, Salon des Refusés + Eugene Biennial Award Winners Exhibitions Openings
August 31: MAS, Salon des Refusés + Eugene Biennial Award Winners Closing