The Exhibition Committee welcomes submissions from artists interested in presenting an exhibition of their work at Blue Sky. Hundreds of submissions are received each year, and every proposal is reviewed equally.
If you would like to submit a proposal for consideration, please follow these guidelines:
- Provide between 20 and 30 images from a single body of work in electronic format on CD. A submission with fewer images is acceptable if your body of work does not exceed 20.
- The Exhibition Committee reviews proposals projected onto a screen; keep this in mind when formatting images for submission. The preferred format is a single pdf document, with one 8.5″ x 11″ image per page with no borders. Alternatively, you may submit a single folder of individual digital files at 72 ppi, no bigger than 8.5″ x 11″ each (612 pixels by 792 pixels).
- Provide an electronic document with dimensions of each work, how exhibition prints are presented (matted and framed, mounted on aluminum, etc.), and specific instructions for hanging and arranging the work, if any.
- The Exhibition Committee welcomes a concise artist statement and biography submitted in electronic format as part of your proposal.
- Insure your accurate contact information-mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail-is on the CD and all electronic documents you submit.
- Send your complete submission to:
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
- Currently Blue Sky is not accepting submissions via e-mail. Please do not submit prints or publications; only submissions received in the format described above will be reviewed.
- Enclose a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage if you prefer to have your CD returned. Otherwise, Blue Sky will take care to destroy all submissions after they have been reviewed and artists notified about the status of their proposal.
The Exhibition Committee will not review work that does not meet these guidelines. Blue Sky cannot respond to inquiries about the status of a submission, nor is the Exhibition Committee able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.