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Wallowa Valley Youth Arts Festival!

April 6 - April 22

Youth, K-6, are invited to show one piece of artwork
Youth, 7-12, are invited to show two piece of artwork in this annual exhibit.

Online Application Form

Or click the following link to print out the form and submit in-person: Youth Art Show Entry Form

This exciting annual event features a wonderful display of artwork, lots of awards ribbons, hands-on activities, and musical performances by area youths. The show was first initiated in 1989 by local photographer Doris Woempner, and has been chaired over the years by several tireless youth-art supporters including- Joan Madsen and, from 2009 to 2015, Leah Johnson and Will Roundy. For many years, Maria Weer who lives in Lostine and works for Building Healthy Families has led the show. The Wallowa Valley Arts Council proudly sponsors the Youth Arts Festival each year and applauds the many volunteers who work so hard to bring us this fun-filled extravaganza.

Matting supplies and ideas:
DIY option- Central Copy in Enterprise has poster board for matting and Michael, the owner, offered free cutting to all youth art students. He also has foamboard backing for sale but you must cut this to size yourself.  OR Let the pros do it- Missy’s Uptown Art and Aspen Grove Gallery both do fantastic jobs professionally matting artwork. No frame is required. We ask that there is a firm back to the artwork for hanging purposes.

Art Drop Off:

Wednesday April 3rd.  All art must be received by 4:00 pm.  No late art will be accepted!

Contact Arianna Olsen exhibits@josephy.org or (541)432-0505 x 2 if you would like to volunteer to help hang artwork!

Opening Reception:

Saturday, April 6 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

Josephy Center located at 403 N. Main St., Joseph. Free Admission – Donations Welcome – Open House


Art Pick Up:

Please pick up all art Monday, April 22nd 10am-4pm.


Painting • Drawing • Photography • Ceramics • Collage • 3-Dimensional Woodworking • Printmaking • Mixed Media • Sculpture • Hand-Built Items • Calligraphy • Fabric Art • Metal Work • Jewelry • Glass


Grades k-6 may enter 1 piece of Art.  Grades 7-12 may enter 2 pieces of Art.

All 2-dimensional artwork must be mounted on sturdy board and/or matted and ready-to-hang.

Age Groups:

Special Needs; K-1st; 2nd-3rd; 4th-6th; Junior High; High School

Categories will be combined and judged for each age group. Each age group will receive 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. People’s Choice, Judge’s Choice and Director’s Choice will receive special recognition.

Art Sale: 

We encourage the sale of art (not required). 100% of the sale price goes to the artist or write “NFS”.

Contact Arianna Olsen exhibits@josephy.org or (541)432-0505 x 2

Artist Application: 


April 6
April 22
Event Categories:


Arianna Olsen
541-432-0505 x2


Josephy Center for Arts & Culture
403 N Main St
Joseph, OR 97846 United States
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