A big part of our mission is supporting artists through the exhibit and sale of a wide range of artwork. We have five exhibition/sales venues/opportunities here at the Center and invite you to submit your work to any that you feel are appropriate.

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Additionally, each holiday season we transform the 1800 sq. ft. East Oregonian Gallery into a showcase for fine craft from across the country. "The Art of the Gift" Exhibit attracts visitors from far and wide who appreciate finding fine crafts for the home, table and personal adornment that make great gifts.


We're always looking for a good mix of items under $200 (although we do take a few things in the $200 - $500 range), with most items in the $35 - $75 range. We look for an interesting mix of fun/funky and more formal works. Our clientele here in Pendleton isn't what many people expect - they are well-traveled and appreciate contemporary style, superior craftsmanship and good selection.


· The Art of the Gift exhibit runs from mid-November through December 31, 2013.

· All items must be available for sale.

· All items are insured by the Center during the exhibit.

· The Center takes a 30% commission on sold works.

· Shipping to and from the Center is the responsibility of the artist. 

· Items must arrive at the Center by November 10, 2012.

· Participating artists' names will appear on the 1000 postcards as well as posters printed to publicize the event to our regional supporters

· The Center's website will carry information about the exhibit and participating artists during the exhibit.

Our 1800 sq. ft. East Oregonian Gallery is a beautiful space with flexible exhibit configurations and wonderful light. Exhibits change monthly and include regional emerging artists whose work has reached a level of professionalism to carry a major exhibition, artists of merit from outside the region, traveling group exhibits and our yearly “Open Regional Exhibit”. The committee considers artist submissions every six months. Please send 10-12 high resolution jpegs of recent work on CD-Rom along with a Bio, Resume and Artist’s Statement to: Exhibits, Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 North Main, Pendleton, OR 97801. All submissions are acknowledged and there is no return of materials.





The Pendleton Foundation Trust Fine Craft Gallery is a 1700 sq. ft. sales area where we display and sell fine work by more than 100 regional artists along with select work from outside the region. The product mix includes functional and decorative pottery, hand-crafted jewelry of all sorts, textiles, hand-bound books, art glass, original miniature paintings and more. All work is accepted on consignment and the gallery takes a 30% commission on sold items. Regular advertising highlights various artists and items and attractive displays highlight each piece to its best effect.  Work is considered on an on-going basis. Email a short description of your work along with a website link or 4-5 low-res jpegs.

The Lorenzen Board Room Gallery is our community gallery space that we make available on a “first come, first served” basis to local emerging artists who have at least 8 works that are framed and ready to hang. Exhibits last approximately four weeks and are timed to coincide with the exhibitions in the main East Oregonian Gallery space.


We encourage artists to make work available for sale, but it is not required. Staff provides press releases to local papers and any other publicity desired is the responsibility of the artist.


To have work considered for an exhibit, call the Center at 541-278-9201 to make an appointment to stop by the Arts Center at 214 North Main with samples of your work.



To have work considered for the Fine Craft Gallery or “The Art of the Gift 2013”, please email 6-8 jpegs or a link to a website where your work can be viewed with a brief statement about the work. Please include prices (retail) and contact information.



Our annual Open Regional Exhibit is a great event that draws both amateur and professional artists from northeast Oregon and southeast Washington. Odd numbered years feature painting, sculpture and mixed media, even numbered years feature photography. The exhibit is non-juried, but a guest judge awards more than $1200 in prize money.


The 2014 exhibit will include photographic work only and is open to all amateur and professional photographers in eastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. Work must have been completed in the last five years.


This year’s exhibit will be held May 8 - June 29, 2014. Find the entry form here.

Get up to date information on our Professional Artist Resource Center HERE

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