The annual exhibition celebrates local talent in Eugene’s visual arts community
The Mayor’s Art Show is returning for 2023, and local artists who live or work within Eugene or have previously presented in town can now submit their work for entry into the exhibit.
The Mayor’s Art Show is part of a larger celebration of contemporary visual art, artists and the city’s public spaces. The show recognizes the accomplishments of artists who are committed to enriching their communities by cultivating diversity and equity through visual arts. New for this year, the event is moving to the fall season. The exhibit will be presented both online and in person at a gallery space in the Downtown Library and run from Oct. 6-29.
Artists may submit 2D, 3D and digital works between now and July 12. A panel of local artists and art professionals will review all submissions. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by the end of July. During the exhibition, awards will be granted based on consideration of the following criteria: conceptual strength, artistry, innovation, craftsmanship and use of materials. Award categories include Mayor’s Choice, Juror’s Choice, Curator’s Choice and People’s Choice.
For more information or to submit work, visit eugene-or.gov/5095/Mayors-Art-Show-Call-to-Artists
Cultural Services provides year-around programming to promote public art and cultural events throughout Eugene. The team utilizes responsible and catalytic leadership to support the public’s vision for a thriving arts and cultural sector that contributes to the community’s social and economic wellbeing.