Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival 2014

CALL To Artists – Applications available
What:  18th annual Art In The Pearl®  Fine Arts & Crafts Festival 2014.
When:  Labor Day weekend, August 30, 31, and September 1
Where:  beautiful and historic Northwest Park blocks of Portland, Oregon
Application Available:  December 1, 2013 through midnight February 28, 2014.

The festival is held Labor Day weekend, August 30, 31, and September 1, in the beautiful and historic Northwest Park blocks of Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District neighborhood.  Art In The Pearl has been named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country (source: Art Fair Source Book),   features juried work from 130 artists from across the USA and Canada.  Developed and produced by artists with the goal of creating a quality venue for artists to present their work to the public in an annual celebration.  Our festival fills the Northwest Portland Park blocks with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for people of all ages.


Applications are accepted December 1, 2013 through midnight February 28, 2014.

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Reminder and Update about the Hokkaido Show

This is the last week to send in your application for the Hokkaido Tile Exhibit!

New & Updated Information: The Hokkaido Potters Society will now accept an additional 8 pieces to be on display with the exhibit. This makes 20 total OPA tiles that can be sent to the show. However, only the top 12 pieces will be photographed and included with the exhibit catalog, due to catalog space restrictions. The original instructions were that 14 pieces were to be sent to Japan.

Artists who have work accepted into the exhibit will not have to pay shipping.  Shipping costs to Japan will be covered by the OPA.  HPS will cover shipping costs of unsold work back to the US.


Hokkaido Exhibit

OPA Members are invited to submit two wall tile pieces to be juried for entry to be shown along side wall tiles made by potters in the Hokkaido Potters Society. Up to 15 pieces will be chosen and sent to Japan to be on display for the month of October.  You do not have to go to Japan, but there may be an opportunity to travel.

Application Deadline: March 30

Jury: Pieces will be selected in person by the jurors at Ceramic Showcase

Show Dates: October 2013 in Hokkaido Japan

Download the application Hokkaido application v3.0

Seasons, an OPA show at the North Bank Artist Gallery

CALL FOR ENTRIES   Seasons  September 6 – 30, 2013

With a special invitational exhibit of OPA’s Hokkaido Tile award winners.

The OPA, in conjunction with the North Bank Artist Community Gallery is seeking artwork that celebrates the four seasons.


July 15th: Application POSTMARK deadline August 5th: Notification begins via email
Sept 3rd – 4th: Deliver work to gallery
Sept 6th: Show opens 6-8 PM: First Friday Opening Reception                                                    Sept 28: Exhibition closes

Download the application here:SEASONS application #1