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Saved from the Landfill 

art made from re-purposed materials

Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council (WACC)
DEADLINE: April 2, 2022
SUBMISSION FEE: $15 total (submit up to 3 pieces)


“Saved from the Landfill: art made from re-purposed materials” 

is a juried, thematic group exhibition of visual works aimed to raise awareness about our society’s waste culture.  The dilemma of excess packaging and single-use plastics, and our limited capacity to authentically recycle the materials we put into recycle bins, have impacted our environment in ways that we can no longer ignore.


Each artist may submit up to three works for consideration. The majority of each work must be created from materials that have been saved from the landfill.  Works may be augmented with paint and/or other art media, and there is leeway for allowing works to be built upon traditional substrates.


To adapt to the pandemic, WACC present a hybrid exhibition that can be experienced virtually, accessible on our website from May 1 - June 30, 2022, and will also feature a selection of works at physical locations in Wilsonville, Oregon. 


Artists selected for the physical exhibits will receive special instructions about delivery of physical works, or WACC will print and frame high resolution reproductions of selected works for these gallery spaces.



Robert R. Dozono is a prominent Pacific Northwest artist and professor emeritus of painting and drawing. Dozono’s “garbage paintings” are particularly noteworthy, for their optical effects and, moreover, for the environmental philosophy and personal conviction that drive their creation.

“I grew up in the world when no one wasted anything,” Dozono writes. The artist has not had regular garbage service in 30 years!  In that time, after recycling or composting as much as possible, Dozono creatively incorporates whatever remains into his paintings.  The results are both jarring and beautiful, as he masterfully integrates garbage with paint to depict tranquil scenes of rivers or gardens.

EXHIBITION DETAILS:  All accepted artworks will be featured in a virtual exhibition on the website of Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council ( from May 1 through June 30, 2022.  Selected works to appear in physical locations in Wilsonville, OR and/or as part of the Wilsonville Festival of Arts “This Moment on Earth” June 2 to 4.


JURY PROCESS: Work will be evaluated for quality and creative approach to the theme. 


EXHIBITION TERMS: Works can be for sale, through the website, with WACC assuming a 30% commission (adjust prices accordingly).  Details for delivery of the work to the patron will be arranged by WACC, acting as agent.  WACC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) —earned commissions will be used solely to support WACC's programming and mission.


ELIGIBILITY: Artists must be 18 or older.  By submitting work, you agree that the images are your own work and that you own all rights to the images. Content of submissions must be suitable for all audiences.  Works will be pre-screened by staff for completeness.


ENTRY FEE: $15 total submission fee, submit up to three works.


SUBMITTING WORKS TO BE JURIED:  Artists may submit images for up to three pieces for jurying. Digital jpeg image files only:  format needs to be 300 dpi and a minimum of 2400 dpi on the shortest side. Include title, medium, dimensions (H x W X D).  Artists must include a statement of no more than 80 words (include a description about the salvaged materials used).  This statement will be displayed with your work in the show.  Submit your jpegs as attachments with your submission email.


IMAGE USE / COPYRIGHT:  Artist retains all copyrights to submitted images and presented artwork.  Artists whose works are accepted into the show grant WACC the right to use the selected image for printed and/or digital materials on the WACC website for promotional and exhibition purposes. Artists whose works are selected into the physical exhibition grant WACC permission to produce high res prints to be framed for the physical shows; works by artists living within the region may be selected to be shown as physical objects (upon acceptance, arrangements will be made about the delivery and retrieval of the work). WACC retains no copyrights to artists’ works.  


NOTIFICATION:  Artists will be notified of acceptance or nonacceptance within two weeks of the deadline. Notification will be made via email. Please note, there will be no personal feedback given by the juror. If for any reason you do not receive your notification, please check the filters in your email account. 


DEADLINE: The entry deadline is April 2, 2022.  Entries must be submitted via email: send to by 11:59pm (PST) on this date.  Subject line:  Art Submission



           ___Email to 
                  Subject line: Art Submission

           ___ ATTACH jpeg of your art to your email (no embedded images).

                  300 dpi (at least 2400 dpi on shortest side); cropped and straightened,
                  with good resolution and color accuracy, 

           ___ Label Info:  Name / Title of Artwork / Medium (include description of salvaged          
                  materials / Dimensions / Price or NFS  

           ___ Statement: Minimum one paragraph about your piece, what it’s about, % of salvaged

           ___ Include your best contact info: email address for jury notification contact info

           ___ Pay $15 submission fee on our website (, link on the call-to-artists


Pay $15 Submission Fee Online

Or mail a check to:

Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council

P.O. Box 2510

Wilsonville, OR 97070-0861

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"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home" -Twyla Tharp

Going Home

An International Exhibition

Presented by the Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council.  Wilsonville, Oregon, USA.

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If you could embody your ideal vision of Nest, Habitat, or Home in a single artwork, what would it look like?


The global pandemic has compelled many of us to become housebound for long periods of time.  It may have distanced us from family and friends, or from careers and colleagues.  It has put people out of work and exacerbated homelessness.  How have the last 20 months changed your notions of home?

What does the word “Home” mean to you?

Is it a place?  A building?  A person?  A memory?  An object?  A story?  A feeling?  Perhaps it is a synthesis of all of these?


Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and if they meet parameters of the Call for Art Submission Guidelines, will be presented to jurors for possible inclusion in a Virtual Exhibition.  Some submissions may be printed and displayed in-person as physical exhibition space allows.

Guest jurors (TBD) will be professional artists.

Submission Guidelines


Read the guidelines and submission instructions carefully, and then submit a high quality jpeg image and required information.  No entry fee.

Eligibility: International. Artists must be 18 or older.

Round 1 Exhibition: February 2022 [PAST DEADLINE]

Round 2 Exhibition: March 2022

By submitting an image you grant unlimited and irrevocable license for WACC to display/reproduce/modify your image, declare that you are the sole creator and owner of the work, and acknowledge and agree that you will not be paid for this submission now or in the future.  You otherwise retain copyright of the image and may display it elsewhere freely.

Source artwork may be 2d or 3d as long as it is appropriately represented in a high quality photograph.  International applicants welcome.  WACC reserves full discretion in acceptance of submissions.  Submission guidelines may be changed/adapted at any time and without notice.

There are 2 deadlines:

            Round 1: [PAST DEADLINE]

            Round 2: Submissions must be received no later than midnight February 15, 2022 (PST)


To submit an artwork for consideration include (* required):


* Full name of the artist, location (city/state/nation) 

* Title 

* Medium 

* Dimensions (H x W x D)

* Date

* Jpeg as attachment: image of artwork, file named: lastname_firstname_title, file size 300dpi and at least 2mb.  IMAGE MUST BE in sharp focus (unless soft focus is clearly used as an artistic element) and properly cropped.


* If you have a website, please include that address as well.


Send required info and material in a single email to:

NOTE:  failure to follow these instructions may prevent your submission from being considered


Due to time constraints, unrelated inquiries may not be answered.


Image: “Going Home” by Fritz von Uhde ca. 1889.  Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.