Call for Artists for Neighborhood Associations Rock! Exhibit in July 2019 2019-04-10



Elisabeth Jones Art Center is sponsoring a show on July 2nd that celebrates the Neighborhood Associations of Portland. It’s likely they may not exist because of current City policy trends. Our show aims to promote the many positive impacts our Neighborhood Associations have had over the decades.

We feel that one of the things that Neighborhood Associations offer is the importance of Place and Community. The process is raw democracy in action: lovely and very unique to Portland.

We are looking for artists to create artwork around some of the ways that Neighborhood Associations have made Portland a more interesting and better place to live.

Stipends & Awards:
Five $100 stipends
Ten $50 stipends
Five $100 awards
Ten $50 awards

Stipends are determined beforehand. Awards will be determined at the exhibit. The subject matter for each will be specific locations concerning and celebrating Neighborhood Associations. (see below for partial list)

Stipends will be for artists to make artwork before the exhibition.
Awards are for artists submitting work to the exhibition and will be determined at the exhibit.

Raw Democracy
$500 Stipend

We will offer one $500 stipend to an artist to create a painting that evokes raw democracy in action.  We’re looking for a painting that evokes neighborhood associations and the emotion of the democratic process.

Community Interactive Piece
$1000 Stipend

We will offer one $1000 stipend to an artist (or group) to create an interactive installation that involves at least 20 Neighborhood Associations.

All artworks will be displayed at our show on July 2nd.

To be considered for a stipend or award, please submit a proposal and/or a link to your work at:

 Deadline to submit:  June 17th

The photograph above is of an acrylic on canvas painting by Anya Mironets Keyes entitled Fig Tree at Woodlawn Community Garden. It was featured in this exhibit and purchased by the current co-managers of the garden.