Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Call for entries: Sagebrush Rendezvous Art Exhibit & Sale

The 33rd Annual Sagebrush Rendezvous Art Exhibit and Sale

January 29-30, 2011, Running Y Convention Center, Klamath Falls, Oregon

For the past 32 years the Sagebrush Rendezvous has presented a mid-winter art exhibit and sale, drawing over 1000 patrons each season to its two-day show. Originally set as a Western wildlife and landscape art exhibit, it now invites artists working every genre and every type of medium, from pencil to sculpture. Last year the program took on a new direction with an open call to artists to present their works in a juried format.

Here’s an opportunity to show work at a highly successful show that has raised over $350,000 for charity, including the American Cancer Society, Hospice, Special Olympics, and other charitable programs.

Juried-in artists’ pieces sold at Sagebrush pay out 65 percent to the artists, 35 percent to the charitable programs mentioned. It is also a perfect venue to get juried artists’ works and names better recognized in the West. Art prices at the 2010 show ranged from $5 for small photos by nature photographers to over $3,500 for original art.

The Exchange Club of Klamath Falls, the sponsor of the event, also hosts a two-hour “quick draw” for participating artists, with an auction at the end. Half of the revenues from this event also go to charities,
the other half to the artists.This is a major social event for Southern Oregon, held at the famed Running Y Convention Center just west of Klamath Falls on Highway 140.

In addition to the exhibit and sale, we have two days of beer and wine tasting, served up by over 100 volunteers. Accommodations are available at discounted room rates at the Running Y Resort, with upscale lodge rooms and condominiums with full cooking privileges. If you’re interested in wildlife, beautiful landscapes, bring your art materials with you when you come.

But hurry, mail in deadline for entries is November 25.

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