October 14, 2011 – December 3, 2011

Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony – Friday, October 14, 2011, 5-7 p.m.

Deadline for submissions is a postmark of July 16, 2011. DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM



Open to artists over 18 years of age living in the following Oregon counties: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill. Artists are invited to submit up to three original works of art on any theme. Works selected by the juror from submitted entries will be chosen on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution. All works must be original and completed within the last two years. Coos Art Museum’s “Western Oregon Regional” juror will be the final authority on eligibility. Accepted works meant for wall hanging must be ready with all necessary hardware in place.

General Rules

Each artist can provide a total of up to three (3) submissions. There is a non-refundable fee of $15 for the first submission plus $10 for the second submission plus $10 for the third submission. Artworks submitted must have been created within the last 2 years (2009-2011) with a framed size limitation of 48 inches by 48 inches and a weight limitation of 40 pounds.
Images of each submission can be either digital files or slides.
• Each digital file must be in jpg format minimum of 300 dpi at approximately 5×7 – 8 x 10 inches and all on one CD-ROM. Each artist’s CD must be labeled on the outside with the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, date completed, and framed size of the painting in inches. Name the electronic files as follows;
A_title of work.jpg
B_title of work.jpg
C_title of work.jpg
Abbreviate the “title of work” as needed on the electronic file name, but be sure the entry form has complete information.
• Slides must be 2″ by 2″ mounted, each marked with the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, date completed, and framed size of the painting in inches. Please denote the top of the work on the slide and submit in a plastic jacket. No glass-mounted slides will be accepted.
• If you are submitting a work that is a diptych or triptych it will be considered as a single submission and must fall within the framed size limitation.
• Works that have previously been exhibited at Coos Art Museum are NOT eligible.
• Paintings that are accepted must be the same as the images on the files or slides entered, no substitutions.


Allowed with the following criteria
• Paintings – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
• Drawings – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
• Hand pulled prints, etchings, serigraphs – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
• Photography (film or digital) – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
• Mixed media – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
• Fiber & textiles – wall hangings – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
• Fiber & textiles – wearable – must supply display device.

• Small sculptures – weight limitation of 50 lbs and 48 inches in any direction.
• Glass – blown, fused or leaded stained – if to be suspended, must include a secure hanging or display device.
• Turned and carved wood – weight limitation of 50 lbs and 48″ in any direction.
• Jewelry – only if ALL elements were created by the artist.

NOTE: If your work is a replica of another person’s work – Title MUST contain notation of the original work and original artist. Example: “……….A Study of the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo DaVinci”


Not allowed
• Video, motion picture film, audio, computer generated digital works, giclée prints of original fine art.
• Furniture.

NOTE: If you are unsure on ELIGIBILITY, contact Coos Art Museum.


Coos Art Museum reserves the right to reject any work(s). Receipt of works at the Museum prior to the opening does not constitute acceptance into the exhibition.

All information on the original entry as to title, size and price must remain the same on the accepted entry. Entries must be original in concept, composition and execution. Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly from any published or copyrighted work.

Deadline for submissions is a postmark of July 16, 2011. Send CD or slide images, completed entry form and entry fee to Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420. Include with your entry information a résumé as well as a self-addressed, 6×9 stamped envelope (SASE) for submissions return and acceptance letters with shipping information. The Museum will make résumés of artists whose works are accepted available to visitors during the exhibit. Notice of acceptance will be sent on August 5, 2011.


First Place Award will receive cash prize of $500.
Second Place Award will receive cash prize of $350.
Third Place Award will receive cash prize of $250.
Four Honorable Mention ribbons will also be awarded.


Works in the exhibition may be available for sale. Artist agrees to donate 30% of any sale to Coos Art Museum. PLEASE PRICE YOUR WORKS WITH THIS IN MIND! Sales made from the Museum are final. Artist is to be paid three weeks from end of show. Your entry confirms all terms of this agreement.

Delivery and Pickup of Art Works

Artists whose work is accepted must have artwork delivered to the museum via carrier service at their own expense for arrival between October 3 – October 7, 2011. Hand delivered work will be received at the museum on Thursday, October 06, 2011 between 10am and 4pm, Friday, October 07, 2011 between 10am and 4pm. Coos Art Museum will not pay for return shipment of artwork. Artists must make pre-paid arrangements to have their work returned to them, or may pick up their work in person at the museum on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 4-6pm and Tuesday December 4, 2011 between 10am and 4pm.

General Specifications

Two-dimensional works must be ready for hanging and have a framed size no more than 48 inches by 48 inches. If done on a gallery-wrapped canvas, the art must encompass the sides of the canvas. Non-hanging pieces must be no larger than 48 inches in any direction, no heavier than 50 pounds and ready for display. If special display is required, directions must be included with the piece. All work must be labeled on the back or underside with the artist’s name, address, and phone number. Labels must also show the work’s Title, Medium, Date of Creation, and (retail) value of the piece as set by the artist. Art is insured while in the museum from October 3, 2011 through December 9, 2011.

Juror: Scott Berger

A resident of Bend, Oregon Scott Berger is a highly talented painter and a regular exhibitor at Coos Art Museum exhibitions. In the past years he has exhibited in four Expressions West Regional Art Competitions and at 3 of the Annual Maritime Art Exhibitions. Among his many awards are: a People’s Choice Award in the 15th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition, an Honorable Mention in the 2006 Expressions West Competition, Four Best in Show Awards from the A/C Art Association Annual Art Exhibitions (West Allis, Wisconsin) and two First Place Awards from Inspirations of the Gorge exhibitions (The Dalles Art Center -The Dalles, Oregon). Scott received his education from Clark College in Vancouver, Washington and Marylhurst College in Marylhurst, Oregon.

Free Tour & Critique

On Saturday, October 15, 2011 Exhibition Juror, Scott Berger will conduct a review and critique of Western Oregon Regional at the Museum. Starting at 1pm, the tour is free and open to the public.

Coos Art Museum (CAM):

Coos Art Museum is the cornerstone of visual arts on Oregon’s Southern Coast. Through collections, exhibitions and educational programs, we are building an arts and cultural community and promoting the appreciation, understanding and expression of visual art. It is the third oldest art museum in Oregon. CAM traces its roots to the Coos Artist League, active since 1950. Members of the League conducted early operations in storefront locations before moving to a Carnegie Public Library Building. In 1982 Coos Art Museum membership acquired and remodeled the retired US Post Office building, a historical art deco structure built in 1937. Currently, CAM has six active galleries totaling 5,600 square feet of display space and a 540 piece and growing Permanent Collection of mid-20th Century and contemporary American art.