Seventh Annual Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour April 12, 13 & 14, 2013
Deadline for Entries: October 31, 2012
What is the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour?
Gorge Artists Open Studios is a juried, annual, self-directed tour of artist studios in the Columbia River Gorge NationalScenic Area. It provides an opportunity for the public to meet artists at work in their studios. All studios or workspacesare located in or near communities in the Mid-Columbia region of the Columbia Gorge. Artists may share studio space.Each artist must show/demonstrate their materials, tools and work in process.
When is it?
The studio tour is April 12, 13 & 14 but there are other activities to enjoy as a Tour artist, including a gathering and a group show.
Why would I want to participate?
The Gorge Artists’ Open Studios Project provides many learning, selling and community building opportunities for participatin
: You can:*
SHOW and SELL your work, BUILD our collector base and COMMUNICATE with the public.* Meet and get to know other Gorge artists at gatherings and volunteer activities.* Learn techniques for getting the most out of the studio tour at two free artist workshops.* Show in the April 2013 Tour Preview exhibition at Columbia Center for the Arts.
* 5 Tour Guides to distribute to collectors or friends.* 300 post card invitations to mail to your current customers ($80 value).* Year-long promotion on the gorgeartists.org blog.* Year-long promotion in the 2013 Open Studios Tour Guide.
More than just one weekend a year
Tour artists build relationships with other artists and with potential customers and collectors.The Tour Guide is used by the media, curators, and art buyers all year long. Artists are invited to exhibitions, get written about, teach classes and sell their work because of Gorge Artists OpenStudios.
What does it cost to participate?
The fee is $140 dollars, (a $15 dollar non-refundable processing fee plus a $125 participation fee) plus 8 hours of volunteer time. You may pay a $300 participation fee and opt out of your volunteer commitment. The participation feeincludes publication in the Tour Guide and on the website, as well as gatherings, signage and 5 Tour Guides.
How do I become a Tour Artist?
Just fill out and return the enclosed 2-page application. Burn a disk with 3 current images for 4x6 300 dpi reproduction andenclose two checks
one( $15) non-refundable application fee and one ($125) refundable participation fee, or $300 if optinout of your volunteer commitment. Applications will be juried in November. Application deadline is October 31. Or downloan application from our website: http://www.gorgeartists.org.Much of our communication is via email.
You must have an actiemail account to participate
How is the Tour promoted?
Gorge Artists Open Studios has an active publicity and marketing program. Regional publications as well as local presscover the Open Studios Tour.
has listed the Tour as a Must-See Event. The Tour has been promoted on
Oregon Art Beat
Hood River News Panorama
Oregon Live.com; Seattle Weekly, Hood River Chamber of Commerce website, OPB Radio, the
Portland Art Dealers Associations monthly guide, and other printand social media.