Event Information


West Columbia Gorge Fall Festival Of The Arts 2017

Glenn Otto County Park __ 1106 E Historic Columbia River Hwy
Troutdale, Oregon (West)

Phone: 971.222.8844
Event Dates: 9/23/17 - 9/24/17
Application Deadline: 5/30/17 Midnight PST
3 day(s) and 12 hour(s) remaining


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00


Event Summary
Fall Festival Of The Arts Mission
To connect, support, and present the thriving community of artists, studios, workshops, and galleries in our region; and to build awareness of the West Columbia Gorge as a Fine Art destination.

The West Columbia Gorge Chamber Of Commerce Fall Festival of the Arts combines 2 days of art events, Saturday,September 23rd through Sunday, September 24th, 2017.  The event has strong art, business, and community backing.  Musicians, area wineries and breweries, and local restaurants will be participating at and near the Festival site.

Saturday and Sunday are the keystone of the Festival, with juried events in Troutdale, Oregon. 
  • 11am - 6pm Saturday, September 23rd and 10am - 4pm Sunday, September 24th - Fine artists and Artisan booths in Glen Otto Park and Sam Cox Building on the festival site. 
  • The Art Challenge Silent Auction Fundraiser will feature booth artists' work from Saturday at opening through mid-afternoon on Sunday.  Auctioned art will benefit the Artist (50%) and the remaining proceeds will benefit Soaring Hearts Art Program of ALSO and the Columbia Gorge Chamber's support of the Arts in our region.

General Information

This Call is for Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th events in Troutdale, Oregon.

- Festival Booths (juried)
- Art Challenge (juried)

We will be jurying for original work in a strong mix of mediums, based on originality, personal voice, and technical skill. 

- Booth presentation will be evaluated for all artists applying for booth space.
- Artists accepted for booths will automatically be invited to participate in the Art Challenge.

The Art Challenge Silent Auction proceeds:
‚Äč50% of the auction proceeds go direct to the Artist, as we understand that, without your creative passion and personal vision, there are no Arts for us to celebrate.  We want your best work.
Remaining proceeds will benefit the Soaring Hearts Art Program of ALSO (Adult Learning Systems of Oregon) and the West Columbia Gorge Chamber’s support of the Arts in our region.

ART Challenge
Artists who have been selected by the jury and accept the invitation to attend, will be encouraged to participate in this fundraiser. Specific details will be distributed after acceptance to the Fall Festival of the Arts.

Wait List Artists
Wait List Artists will be notified of their position on the list at jury end (On or before June 22nd) Wait listed Artists will be notified by August 15th whether space has become available.

Image Upload
  • Five (5) art images, plus one booth shot.
  • Images should be sized to 1400 pixels wide for optimum jury presentation. 
  • Art images must be fully representative of the work you will be showing / selling.

  1. Booths are both outdoors and indoors, with checkout at the artist's booth. 
  2. Artist retains 100% of their sales - no commission.
  3. All items must be for sale and tagged with price and artist code.
  4. The artist must be present in their space from the time the Festival opens through the end of each day.  If you wish to take a break, make sure that your booth is attended. Some volunteers will be available for short breaks.
  5. All items submitted to jury and offered for sale in the booth must be the artist's original product or the direct result of the artist's original product.  No resale or third party product will be accepted or allowed.  No brokers or agents. Outside suppliers may be used to fulfill reproduction of your original work.
  6. If you are offering photographic prints or print reproductions of your work, all reproductions must be of archival quality, signed, and professionally packaged.
  7. Images of completed Art Challenge works must be emailed to the show by September 7th, 2017.  Online bidding will start September 15th, and the art must be on site by 10am September 23rd.  If you wish your work to be featured on the website and in marketing efforts prior to the show, submit quality images as soon as they are completed.
  8. Additional information will be included in the artist packet distributed to artists accepted by the show.

Booth Information
Jury fee - 35.00 and must be submitted by May 30th with application.
Jury Feedback [optional] - 20.00The cost for jury feedback is 20.00, in addition to the jury fee, to cover the additional work of jurors and staff.  After the jury has scored your application, we stop the jurying and ask for comments to share with the artist.  Jury feedback requests must be made at the time of application.

Outdoor 10' x10' - 100.00
Outdoor booths will be outside under the trees in Glen Otto Park.

Indoor booth spaces art limited to 17 slots.  The configurations vary, with the majority being 5' wide by 9' deep ($90.00) and shared open side with another artist.  Cost of Indoor booth spaces are determined by size at $2.00/sq.ft.  The smallest space costs $80.00 (8' X 5') and the largest space costs $128.00 (8' X 8').
Walls and hanging hooks are provided. 

When an Artist accepts the invitation to attend, they will be able to choose whether they want their booths Outdoors or Indoors. The Artist Liaison and the Fall Festival Committee will assign spaces and will try to honor requests made by the artist.

Booth Setup Days and Times
Friday, September 22nd - 12noon to 5pm
- Both Indoor and Outdoor spaces will be available for early setup
- There will be security over night.
Saturday, September 23rd - 7am to 10 am
- Both Indoor and Outdoor spaces will be available for setup.
- We will need everyone to be done as close to 10am as possible so we can open on time.

*Artist manages and retains all sales at their own booth. 

*Teardown may not start until public closing, and must be complete by 10pm, including cleanup.

*Show will provide onsite security over night Friday and Saturday.

Additional information will be included in the Artist Packet.