Visual Arts Week
Eugene celebrates the visual arts with a week-long downtown festival featuring the 20x21 EUG Mural Project’s Eugene Walls, the Mayor’s Art Show, Salon des Refusés, Eugene Biennial and the BRIDGE Exhibition with innovative, contemporary art installations. The Visual Arts Festival brings together street art, contemporary art and gallery art into an event for the entire family.
August 7-15, 2020
Check back early June for event details.
Call for submissions
Visual Arts Week is co-hosted by the City of Eugene Cultural Services, Lane Arts Council and Maude Kerns Art Center. Visual arts week celebrates the visual arts by bringing together local, regional, national, and international artists in a variety of settings, including galleries, public engagements and street art. Visual Arts Week celebrates and gives visibility to the visual arts community by providing a platform for experimentation, discussion and public engagement.
We are looking to curate workshops, temporary art installations and open studio tours to celebrate and give visibility to the visual arts community.
Submissions are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 3. Applicants will be informed of selection by May 18.
Maude Kerns Art Center is co-hosting the 2020 Visual Arts Week with City of Eugene Cultural Services and Lane Arts Council.
We are currently seeking proposals for mini-workshops (2-4 hours long) at either your studio or at the Maude Kerns Art Center, August 7-15. Limited instructor compensation is available or you may charge a minimal fee to attend the workshop.
- Applications may be submitted beginning now. Applications close at 11:59 p.m., May 3.
- All submissions will be reviewed and you will be notified by May 18 if your workshop has been selected.
- Submit a formal proposal with your workshop idea
- Coordinate all materials and supplies needed for your workshop
- Co-market your workshop with Visual Arts Week messaging and branding – publish on your website, FB page, Instagram, media contacts, etc.
Maude Kerns Art Center Responsibility:
- Cultural Services will provide overall marketing for Visual Arts Week
- Maude Kerns Art Center will provide marketing specifically for the workshops
- Information signage will be provided for the outside of your studio
If you have any questions, contact Tina at Maude Kerns, 541-345-1571.
The City of Eugene Cultural Services is seeking artists to submit qualifications for temporary art installations during Visual Arts Week, August 7-15. These can be located throughout the City, however there is a preference for sites engaging downtown this year.
- Applications close at 11:59 p.m., May 3.
- All submissions will be curated and chosen by a panel. We will let you know by May 18 if your submission has been selected.
- Installation and deinstallation of artwork
- Installation may occur from 6 hours to a maximum of 7 days depending on the nature of the project
- Making the project publicly accessible
- Installation can be 2D, 3D, 4D, participatory, performative
- Co-market on social media with Visual Arts Week messaging and branding
Cultural Services Responsibility
- Stipend for installation. Two $800 stipends will be available.
- Marketing for the entire Visual Arts Week
- Way-finding to direct people to your installation site
- Assistance with site reservations or right-of-way permits (no street closures)
If you have any questions regarding these submission guidelines, please contact Tara Burke.
Lane Arts Council is co-hosting the 2020 Visual Arts Week with City of Eugene Cultural Services and Maude Kerns Art Center.
Submit your studio space to be part of an open studio tour on Sunday, August 9 during Visual Arts Week. Studio spaces must be located in the city of Eugene and can be individual or group artist studios.
Studios must be a dedicated art studio with a door directly to the space (visitors should not walk through a home to get to a studio space).
- Applications close at 11:59 p.m., May 3.
- All submissions will be curated by a panel. We will let you know by May 18 if your studio has been selected to participate.
- Studios must stay open to the public from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 9 (must be open for all hours and cannot close early). Artists have the option of doing a short (10-20 minute) artist talk or demonstration during these hours.
- Studios must be publicly accessible, with a door directly to the space.
- Coordination of artist talk or demonstration.
- Co-marketing with Visual Arts Week messaging and branding.
Lane Arts Council Responsibility
- Marketing through Visual Arts Week promotions and Lane Arts Council communications.
- Way-finding to direct people to your studio
If you have any questions, contact Becca Schaefer at Lane Arts Council, 541-485-2278.
City of Eugene Cultural Services, Lane Arts Council and Maude Kerns Art Center are partnering to host Visual Arts Week.