Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts

39th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts
September 11-19, 2021
Josephy Center for Arts & Culture

Fine Art Show || En Plein Air Exhibit || Quick Draw Competition || Joseph Gallery Walk || Summer Arts Classic Concert

© Laura Gable

The Wallowa Valley is truly a special spot on the map.  Our breathtaking scenery captivates the heart, piques the imagination, and has a knack for unleashing the artist within us all.  It’s not by coincidence, that this beloved corner of Oregon is renowned for its vibrant community of artists, its exquisite galleries, its numerous bronze foundries, and its “WOW-inducing” Main Street art installations.  Whether you’re a local artist who has lived here most of your life, or you’ve never ventured quite this far out to the “End of the Road”, we encourage you to come and let yourself experience, anew, how this place will enchant and inspire you.  And, while you’re at it, be sure to step out and play a bit…take advantage of the myriad outdoor recreation opportunities this area has to offer.  And, what better time to explore Joseph and the Wallowas, than during colorfully placid September?! Some have even taken to calling it our fifth season – our “Season of Art”.

Extended En Plein Air Competition: Sept. 11 - 17
Fine Art Show & Silent Auction: Sept. 17-19
Summer Arts Classic Concert: Sept. 19

Submissions Open
Deadline: August 1

2021 Categories

Sculpture……………...Any Three-Dimensional Work in Wood, Clay, Stone, Bronze, or other Metal
Painting.…………….....Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor
Drawing.…………….....Pastel, Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal, Ink, or any combination thereof
Printmaking……….Woodblock, Engraving, Etching, Monoprint, Aquatint, Linotype, Lithography,
Silkscreen, or Digital Art Prints
Photography……...Any Photograph that begins with the capture of the image through a lens, including
Digitally-Altered Photography
Other……………….........Glass, Jewelry, Fiber Arts, Ceramics, or Mixed Media

Acceptance emails will be sent between August 9-13. Maximum 3 pieces. $30 entry fee.

Festival Judge: Dennis DeHart

Dennis DeHart is a photographic artist whose interdisciplinary projects are informed by the connections, conflicts, and intersections of the natural and cultural worlds. Dennis has exhibited broadly, including dozens of solo exhibitions, numerous on-line media and art contexts, and over 100 group shows nationally and internationally. He has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts.  Dennis photographs are included in private and public collections including the The City of Phoenix and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Dennis received his MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico in 2002. He previously served as an Assistant Professor of Photography with the State University of New York College at Buffalo and is currently an Associate Professor of Art with Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.