The Sitka Art Invitational is a juried art exhibition and sale held in Portland, Oregon. The event occurs annually the first full weekend of November and brings together work by over 100 nature-inspired regional artists. Art sales are split 50/50 between the artist and the Sitka Center. More than 2,000 local art collectors and enthusiasts attend the show each year.
A rotating panel consisting of curators, artists, gallery workers and Sitka staff jury the Art Invitational. We showcase a diversity of art mediums including sculptures, ceramics, metalwork, glass, book arts, fiber arts, mixed media, photography, prints and paintings.
If you are a professional artist and would like to be considered for the Sitka Art Invitational, please submit your name and website address to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Art Invitational Submission’.
The Art Invitational Committee is a group of volunteer artists and art handlers who meet 3-4 times a year to plan and install the Sitka Art Invitational along with Sitka staff members. Meet the committee members.
Experience nature-inspired artwork in a variety of mediums and interpretations. Sales are shared 50/50 which helps support the Northwest art community as well as Sitka’s programs.
All guests attending the Art Invitational at the World Forestry Center will be required to show proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or show a recent negative COVID test within the prior three days. In addition, face masks will be required and social distancing encouraged. All volunteers and staff members will be fully vaccinated.
There is a suggested entry fee of $7.00. Sitka members and people under age 18 enter for free. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
World Forestry Center - Miller Hall
4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, Oregon
Call Sitka at: 541-994-5485
During the Art Invitational we offer workshops at the World Forestry Center. For a list of workshops click here and scroll to the bottom of the list.
Every year we rely on over 150 volunteers to help us run the exhibit smoothly. If you would like information about volunteer opportunities and a schedule of when we need help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-994-5485.
If you're moved to contribute in lieu of attending, please make a donation.