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Repose by Jennifer Foran

Sitka Art Invitational

Upon the Surface of Spring by Scott Gellatly

Sitka Art Invitational Overview

The Sitka Art Invitational is a juried art exhibition and sale held in Portland, Oregon. The event 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.

Public Exhibit + Sale: October 14-16, 2022

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm

New Location:

Oregon Contemporary

8371 North Interstate Ave.

Portland, OR, 97217

Suggested entry fee is $7-$10, no one turned away due to lack of funds.

Free for Oregon Contemporary and Sitka members and youth.

Print a fun map of the Kenton neighborhood where Oregon Contemporary is located. Use it to find your way there and to orchestrate a fun filled day around attending the Art Invitational this October.

We are excited to announce a new venue for the Art Invitational: Oregon Contemporary (formerly Disjecta Contemporary Art Center) Oregon Contemporary is a non-profit cultural institution dedicated to art, community, and the exponential possibilities of contemporary art. Oregon Contemporary produces powerful, visionary art programs for the communities of Oregon.

 

We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Oregon Contemporary who, like Sitka Center, seeks to support living contemporary artists from the region and beyond. The building also houses a collection of smaller galleries and art studios ranging from contemporary art and photography collectives to a dance and movement space.

 

Photo by Mario Bastea-Forte

Oregon Contemporary, with over 4,000 sq. ft. of gallery space, is in the historic and diverse Kenton neighborhood in NE Portland. The vibrant neighborhood has a variety of locally owned restaurants, shops and galleries. The gallery is directly across from the Yellow Line Max light rail stop. Onsite and street parking are available. Parking at the Wells Fargo Bank lot next door is also available during non-working hours (Fri. after 6pm, Sat. 12pm-6pm, Sun. all day).

 

The newly renovated boutique Kenton Hotel is located next door and offers a discount code to Oregon Contemporary event clients.

View 2022 Sitka Art Invitational Artists.

Health andSafety

Masking is not currently required in most Portland galleries including the Invitational’s new venue, Oregon Contemporary. Please feel welcome to wear a mask based on your personal health and comfort, and please respect the masking and personal space needs of others when visiting the exhibit. Sitka will continue to reevaluate our mask policy based on the CDC’s weekly Community County Level check and the latest requirements and recommendations from Oregon and Multnomah County.

Selection Process 

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 info@sitkacenter.org with the subject line ‘Art Invitational Submission’.

Learn more about participating as an artist in SAI.

Artist Selection Panel Members

A selected panel consisting of curators, artists, gallery workers and Sitka staff jury the Art Invitational. The members of the Artist Selection Panel rotate yearly. The panel spends two months reviewing the artist's websites, portfolios, bios, process, and growth before making selections.

Meet the 2022 Artist Selection Panel Members.

Thank you to all who attended the 2021 Sitka Art Invitational on November 5-7, 2021 at the World Forestry Center in Portland, OR. The Event was a huge success, and we appreciate you supporting Northwest Artists and Sitka Center.

View photos of the 2021 Sitka Art Invitational.

View photos of the 2019 Sitka Art Invitational.

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Art Invitational


How can I volunteer?

Every year we rely on over 150 volunteers to help us run the exhibit smoothly. If you would like information about volunteer opportunities please send an email to saivolunteer@sitkacenter.org or call 541-994-5485.

Support the Show

If you're moved to contribute in lieu of attending, please make a donation.