Vision High School Art Competition

Calling all high school aged artists

Best of Show winner will receive a $250 cash award and a two-year tuition-waiver scholarship to attend Southwestern.

Second Place Overall winner will receive a $100 cash award and a two-year tuition-waiver scholarship.

Third Place Overall winner will receive a $75 cash award and a two-year tuition-waiver scholarship.

Outline Instructions for Receiving VISION 2022 Art Work to Coos Art Museum:
Thursday – Friday, February 17 – 18, 2022, 3pm – 5pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 1 – 4pm

For more information, visit our  VISION 2022 page.

Expressions West 2022

Event Dates: 29 April – 24 June 2022 Entry Deadline: 31 January 2022
Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony – Friday, 29 April 2022, 5-7 p.m.
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

1st: $1000, 2nd: $750, 3rd: $250, 4 honorable mention ribbons

Artists residing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are invited to provide up to three submissions.

ELIGIBLE ART MEDIUMS: Allowed with the following criteria
Paintings – limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches – this includes the frame. Drawings – limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches – this includes the frame.
Hand pulled prints – limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches – this includes the frame. Mixed media – limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches – this includes the frame. Sculptures – weight limitation of 50 lbs. and 48 inches by 96 inches.
Any and all themes of expression define the parameters of acceptable entries.

General Rules
Each artist can provide a total of up to three (3) submissions. There is a non-refundable fee of $30 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 (2020 – 2022) with a framed size limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches and a weight limitation of 50 pounds – this applies to both free-standing and wall mounted artworks.

If you are submitting a work that is part of a series, the submitted piece MUST be unique and distinguishable from any of your other entries. Works that have previously been exhibited at Coos Art Museum are NOT eligible.

Artworks that are accepted must be the same as the images on the files entered NO

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”

Deadline for submissions is 31 January 2022 Notice of acceptance will be sent by 18 February 2022

Works in the exhibition may be available for sale. 30% of any sale will go 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 artworks delivered to the Museum via carrier service at their own expense for arrival between April 11 and April 15, 2022. Hand delivered work will be received at the museum on Thursday and Friday, April 14 & 15, 2022 between 10 am and 4 pm and Saturday, April 16, 2022 between 1 pm and 4 pm. 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 June 24 (4-6pm) and Sunday June 26 (10am – 12:30pm).

General Specifications
Works must be ready for hanging and have a framed size of no more than 48 inches by 96 inches. All work must be labeled on the back 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 April 15 through July 3, 2022.

Juror: Walt Padgett:
Walt Padgett was born in North Carolina and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He pursued studies at Florida State University, earning a Bachelors, and Masters, of Fine Arts degrees in sculpture. In 1971, he joined Rogue Community College Grants Pass, Oregon where he taught over 30 years. In 1983/84, he made a two-month bicycle tour of Japan documenting the famous “53 Stations of the Tokaido” in a series of woodblock prints. He continues producing his own series of woodblock prints inspired by extensive travels. In 2008, he was awarded the Takanabe Town Mayor’s Prize for a woodblock print exhibited at the Takanabe Museum (Kyushu, Japan). Widely traveled, Walt has produced a large body of works in painting, sculpture and printmaking and is recognized in collections both nationally and internationally. He has taught workshops at Coos Art Museum and won several awards in our past competitions.

Coos Art Museum:
Coos Art Museum (CAM) 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. CAM is the third oldest art museum in Oregon. In 1982, CAM membership acquired and remodeled a 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 625 piece and growing Permanent Collection of mid-20th Century and contemporary American art.

Important Dates:
January 31, 2022 – Deadline for submissions sent to Coos Art Museum. February 18, 2022 – Notification of acceptance/rejection.
April 15, 2022 – Deadline for receiving accepted artwork.
April 29, 2022 – Opening reception 5-7 pm
June 24, 2022 – Hand retrieval of artwork from 4 – 6 pm.
June 25, 2022 – Hand retrieval of artwork from 10am – 12:30pm.
June 28 – July 3, 2022 – Artwork returned via couriers.