Mayor's Art Show Call to Artists

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Applications are closed for 2022

Visit the Mayor's Art Show page to see the 2022 show. 

Applications for 2023 will open on May 31, 2023. The Mayor’s Art Show is moving to the fall season and will begin on October 6. 

The Mayor’s Art Show (MAS) is part of a larger celebration of contemporary visual art, artists and the City’s public spaces. MAS celebrates local artists, art production and champions the visual arts. MAS recognizes the accomplishments of artists who are committed to enriching their communities through visual arts. Our intention is to cultivate diversity, equity, and access to the visual arts and artists. We envision a city of citizens whose success, safety and health are not pre-determined by their race, class, sexual orientation, gender, age, mental or physical ability.

Mayor’s Art Show

August 5-September 5, 2022

The City of Eugene invites artists, 18 and over, who live or work in the City of Eugene to submit one piece of work for the juried Mayor’s Art Show. The exhibition will be held virtually and will be on display in the downtown Eugene Public Library. Established, emerging and student artists of Eugene are encouraged to apply.

Submissions closed at 10 p.m. May 23

  1. Eligibility & Submission Process
  2. Jurors
  3. The Fine Print
  4. Timeline
  5. Help for Artists


  • Submission is free.
  • Artists may submit images of one piece of artwork for the jury to consider.
  • Artwork must be available to photograph by mid-June. Exact date and location TBD.
  • This exhibition is open to all residents, 18 or over who live or work in the City of Eugene and artists who work or have exhibited in Eugene in the past. Established, emerging, and student artists are encouraged to apply
  • We are accepting 2D, 3D and digital artworks. (digital must be self-contained and managed by the artist).
  • Submitted artwork must be fully show-ready to stand or hang on its own.
  • Work must have been completed since January 1, 2020.
  • The curator reserves the right to refuse artworks at any time during the processes: submission, selection, intake and installation.

Submission Process

Entries may be submitted through the web-based CaFÉ application system March 21-May 23, 2022 at 10 p.m.

CaFÉ is an online application and jurying system used by organizations and galleries for national and international calls for entry for public art projects, artist fellowships, juried visual art competitions and exhibitions. Applicants have access to hundreds of call for entry opportunities. It allows artists to easily and efficiently manage their submissions and applications. Registration is FREE and makes it easy to apply to entries.

  1. Register for a CaFÉ profile
  2. Set up your portfolio in CaFÉ by uploading your images. Be sure to have upload-ready files ready.
    1. Image: JPEG or JPG, under 5 MB with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side.
    2. Audio: AIFF, WAV, XMF, MP3, under 10MB with a minimum bit rate of 96.
    3. Video: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS, under 100MB with a minimum resolution 640 x 480; minimum 12 fps
  3. Apply to Mayor’s Art Show

Note: If uploading images and creating acceptable file sizes and file types proves to be a barrier to participation, CaFÉ  has excellent technical support by an experienced and friendly support team and step-by-step online help. You may also contact Chanin Santiago, Curator.

For questions email Chanin Santiago