16 Aug 2019

Public Art RFP 2020-22 Gallery Without Walls

Arts Council of Lake OswegoLake Oswego, Oregon, United States

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: November 15, 2019 – The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to invite submissions of up to three works of art for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized, award-winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls exhibit.

In its twentieth year, this program’s mission is to integrate art into the daily lives of local residents and visitors to the community by presenting works from regional, national, and international artists that resonate with people of diverse backgrounds.

Artists can submit completed works as well as proposals for new works to be completed by installation in August of 2020. Artwork will be on display throughout the downtown business district for a two-year exhibition period starting in the summer of 2020 and ending in the summer of 2022. Submissions will be evaluated by a Selection Committee based upon the overall quality and merit of the proposed art works. Submissions from all emerging, mid-career, established and collaborations of artists are encouraged.

We seek works of a variety of media including sculpture, new media, projections, murals and encourage proposals that engage, educate and inspire the community. Submissions of artwork that has been created within the last three years is highly encouraged.

Up to fifteen artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee to display in Lake Oswego. Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $1000. Selected artists are also eligible for an annual People’s Choice purchase award of up to $20,000 (with a 30% gallery fee).

Selected artists are invited to attend the annual Gallery Without Walls Celebration in September. This is a community celebration premiering the new sculptures and recognizing our artists and all who support this wonderful program. Selected artists will enter into a two-year contract with the City of Lake Oswego for the exhibition loan period.

During the exhibition period, works will be available for sale with a 30% gallery fee, if sold, paid to the Arts Council.


  • Display quality art work suitable for public display in a downtown, outdoor setting
  • Support artists in showing their work
  • Display art that contributes to the sense of pride in our community
  • Strengthen and sustain our nationally recognized GWW program


The Arts Council of Lake Oswego works to ensure that arts are an integral part of life in our community, now and into the future. Our collective actions and commitment will result in: Enlivening our built and natural environments, while adding value to Lake Oswego’s economy; Effective collaborative partnerships that strengthen our community; Increased visual art appreciation and understanding by all of our residents and visitors; Increased arts tourism and visitors as economic drivers for the city and our organization.

Arts Council of Lake Oswego
520 1st Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
tel: 503.675.2531

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Public Art RFP. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: *No Application Fee, Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Purchase, and Stipend.

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