The Gift of Art 2020

A Gathering Place for the Arts in Wallowa County

Submission deadline has been extended to Nov. 20!


In response to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the Staff and Board of the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture must adjust the format of our annual GIFT OF ART – Youth art Fundraiser. Although we won’t be able to gather for our traditional in-person celebration, we invite artists to sell artwork at the Josephy Center from Dec. 1-Dec. 24. All artwork must be priced under $100 retail. Art can vary from ceramics, to high-end crafts and paintings. Artists can submit up to 3 works. All artwork will be on sale on our website as well as live in our gallery. Artists will receive a 60/40 commission. All proceeds will go towards our Youth Arts Program, Art Bags and Scholarships.

Executive Director, Cheryl Coughlan, states, “We are changing the format of the Gift of Art fundraiser in response to the Coronavirus. Instead of a silent-auction, we decided to go for affordable art that people can purchase and take home or purchase online and pick up.

To submit artwork for the Gift of Art : email prospective artwork to (coordinator@josephy.org) by  Nov. 20 (previously November 15.) Please email up to three images (photographs of artwork must be high-quality, longest side must be up to 1200dpi), please include your name, a short bio, a website (if applicable), medium and size of work. All work must be original. Artists will be notified by that week by phone or email sharing what artwork has been accepted. Artwork will need to be at the Josephy Center by November 30 (contact Megan to make arrangements for drop off). The online auction goes live on December 1 at 10am. We hope this will give everyone an opportunity to support local artists and raise needed funds for our Youth Art Program.

If you have any questions email Megan Wolfe at coordinator@josephy.org or call 541-432-0505.