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Events:Sitka Art Invitational

Sitka Art Invitational

Miller Hall, World Forestry Center
Near the Oregon Zoo
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland, Oregon
Call Sitka: 541-994-5485

Save the Date for 2020: November 6, 7-8

Results and numbers: 2019 was a success! 

In 2019, one of our key goals for the Invitational is to raise awareness in Portland for our Programs located on the central Oregon Coast. For us the Invitational completes a full circle connection between the learning and art-making that happens at the Sitka Center during our Workshop and Residency Programs and the appreciation of finished artwork. 

Here are some quantified results from this year's exhibit:

2,214 people attended
123 artists exhibited
131 pieces sold — which is 36% of artwork exhibited
$89,359 in art sales — up 15% from last year
$45,984 paid to artists and galleries — up $8,043 from last year

Click for photos of the 2019 Sitka Art Invitational.

Public Exhibit and Sale

November 2 - 3, 2019

Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm 

Admission: Adults $7 - Sitka Members free - Under 18 free

Located in Miller Hall at the World Forestry Center.

Experience nature-inspired artwork in a variety of mediums and interpretations. Our 26th annual Art Invitational will showcase 350+ works of sculpture, ceramics, paintings, metalwork, glass, fiber arts, book arts and prints, by more than 130 Northwest artists. The event kicks off with a party with the artists on Friday evening. Sales are shared 50/50 which helps support the Northwest art community as well as Sitka’s programs. Click to see 2019 participating artists.

Party with the Artists

6-9pm Friday, November 1, 2019

Join the artists who make this colorful gathering an event to remember. Hors d'oeuvres, wine and hand-crafted beers accompany this lively celebration.

Click here for details and to purchase tickets.

Artist Talk
Gather in the Exhibition Hall at the times listed below and hear artists talk about their work.‍


10:30 Zoe Cohen
11am M.J. Anderson
11:30 Shannon Amidon
Noon Nora Sherwood
12:30 Poppy Dully
1pm Jay Ylvisaker
1:30 Marilyn Joyce
2pm Wesley Younie
2:30 Chris North
3pm Elise Wagner


10:30 Mariel Pitti

11am Yuji Hiratsuka

11:30 Sheryl Funkhouser
Noon Nancy Abens
12:30 Shu-Ju Wang
1pm Alex Hirsch
1:30 Scott Conary
2pm Scott Fitzwater
2:30 Carolyn Hazel Drake
3pm Robert Schlegel

Sitka Workshops in Portland

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.

Support the Show

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

How can an artist get invited to in the Sitka Art Invitational?

We have already selected the artists for this year's exhibit. If you would like to participate in the 2020 show, email your name, contact information and website address. If you don't have a website, please attach 5 images. You can send in requests year round. In early spring, the curatorial committee will consider your artwork during the selection process.

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 and a schedule of when we need help, please email our extraordinary Volunteer Coordinator, Amy O'Connor call 541-994-5485.