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About Our Gallery Spaces
The Art Center East Galleries are the only international fine art exhibit spaces in Union County. They are community-supported galleries, funded by Art Center East annual memberships and private and state funders. Exhibiting artists of all mediums are juried by the Gallery Committee in order to show their work in the Main or Co-Op Gallery. Exhibits typically run for two months with opening and closing receptions.
The Main Gallery also hosts a selection of annual group exhibits, including:
- The Big: ACE's Annual Non-Juried Exhibit
- Eastern Oregon University's Junior Practicum Exhibit
- Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit
The Co-op Gallery
We are excited to announce that the Co-op gallery will soon feature a new name. We look forward to seeing what you vote for here (coming soon). ACE is rebranding and reimagining this Gallery space to serve the community better. During this time, we wanted to help you as community members honor in memoriam a predominant art supporter in the naming process.
Art Center East Galleries are open Wed-Fri 12-5pm & Sat 10-2pm. All exhibits are free and open to the public.
What to Enter
Art Center East (ACE) invites you to enter your artwork to become a Featured Artist. Artists exhibiting nationally or internationally who are 18+ years old can submit an application for consideration (artists 15-17 years old may submit an application with the guidance of parent/guardian). Artists may submit works in any artistic medium. Please note that ACE will not accept pieces that are older than three years. Have questions about whether your artwork is a good fit for Art Center East? Contact Jennifer Durr: [email protected] (541)624-2800.
Featured Artist exhibitions are determined by a Gallery Committee, comprised of artists working in a variety of mediums, art educators, and collectors, in conjunction with the Executive and Gallery Directors. Submissions are reviewed from digital images of art and referenced by an accompanying inventory list submitted on this form. Submissions are also evaluated on the exhibition description and artist’s statement. The resume helps the committee understand the level of artistic development and commitment of the submitting artist/group. Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is expected the work submitted for the exhibition will be of the same quality, medium, and style as the work submitted in the proposal. Artists who are accepted for a Featured Artist exhibition will have a 2-year interval before their proposals are considered again. Artists are strongly encouraged to keep pricing consistent with websites and other sale sites. The ACE Gallery Committee’s decisions are final. Art Center East will notify applicants of their acceptance status no later than two weeks after submission.
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Overview of What to Expect if Accepted
Artists will receive acceptance via email with a proposed exhibit date within the artist’s selected exhibit year. Artists must confirm these dates within one week of acceptance email otherwise that exhibition period may be given to another submitting artist.
*The artist named as the representative for a group exhibition will be responsible for the confirmation email.
Artist will receive the Artist Welcome Packet via shared Google Drive Folder that contains all pertinent exhibit paperwork, of which the Artist must complete by the designated deadlines. Upon acceptance as a Featured Artist with Art Center East, Artists will be required to obtain an ACE annual membership. Artists are to purchase at minimum the Solo Artist Membership (this is required of each artist within a group exhibit). The membership must be purchased no later than the exhibit opening date. Please visit this page for all ACE membership and benefit details.
Commission & Payment:
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Note: For group exhibit applications please have each artist fill out the form separately, but list one individual as the contact person for the group.