CLOSE ✕
56605 Sitka Drive
Otis, OR 97368
541-994-5485
info@sitkacenter.org
Send us a note
Please contact us with questions! Please fill out the form and we will get back to you soon.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form

Detail of Night Bloom by Tallmadge Doyle

Sitka Art Invitational

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 18-20, 2024

Sitka Members only: Friday, October 18 @ 10am-11am

General Public: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Location:

Oregon Contemporary

8371 North Interstate Ave.

Portland, OR, 97217

Free Admission - suggested donation of $7-$10

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.

The Art Invitational will be held at Oregon Contemporary which 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 2023 Sitka Art Invitational Artists.

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 2024 Artist Selection Panel Members.

View photos of the 2023 Sitka Art Invitational.

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


How can I volunteer?

Every year we rely on over 100 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

Please contact us if you are interested in participating in our sponsorship program or want to learn more about sponsor benefits. If you're moved to contribute in lieu of attending, please make a donation.