Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
Baker City, Oregon

Oct. 1st – 31, 2020

“What a long, strange trip it’s been”
 –  Grateful Dead

Consider the physical, metaphorical or metaphysical.  Which is the path taken or not taken?  What to pack for the trip?  Birth, death and the strange trip in between.  How far can we go and what kind of craft will take us there?  Capture imaginary journeys or your real adventures – humor, calamity or triumph.
Please share your “travel journal”, “fantasy vehicle poem” or other musings in 100 words or less.

 There is a $12 non-refundable entry fee for this show to help cover costs including transportation.

Application Procedure

Please read carefully, as there are some special requirements for this show. 


You must be a TVAA member in good standing through the dates of this exhibition in order to participate.  Click here to join now if you are not yet a member.   TVAA members at the Artist membership level and non-members may pay a $25 submission fee; acceptance is not guaranteed.

You may submit up to SIX digital images of original work(s) beginning Aug. 1, 2020 with a deadline of midnight, Sept. 11, 2020.  Please include your name, title of work, medium, dimensions for each artwork, price or value (even if not for sale), as well as your contact information and an optional statement about each work.  Click the Apply Now! button at the bottom of this page to begin your application.

Late entries will not be accepted, so be advised to not wait until the last minute to submit an entry, allowing time to catch any technical issues with an application.

For tips on preparing quality photos of your artwork, please click herePoor photos may influence selection for this show.

Selection is not guaranteed.

Digital image files must be NO LARGER THAN 2 MB and must contain ARTIST LAST NAME and the TITLE in the file name (Smith_Title).  This will be strictly enforced.  If you have technical difficulty with this, please contact the curator in advance at:

Acceptance of Work

Current TVAA member(s) submitting images meeting the requirements of this exhibition’s theme by the deadline are encouraged to submit artwork for this show.  Artwork selected for the exhibition must be available from the drop-off date through to the pick-up date.  Substitutions will not be considered.  If you think there will be a conflict in scheduling a particular artwork, please do not submit that piece.  The Exhibition committee reserves the right to exclude any artwork for any reason, including not being appropriately prepared for installation.

Hanging Devices

Each accepted artwork should have an appropriate hanging device attached. Read this article for information on professional framing and appropriate hanging devices.  If artwork is heavy, please make sure hanging device is suitable for weight and appropriate for sheetrock or wood panels.  Pieces without appropriate hanging devices will not be installed.

Delivery of Artwork

Accepted artwork must be dropped off at the TVAA Gallery at
The Gem Center for the Arts
2417 W. Bank Drive
(just off Vista behind the Washer Woman)
between the hours of 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.
All artwork should be labeled on the back with the artist’s name and the title of the piece.  This is important for properly identifying each piece as signatures are sometimes hard to decipher.  Artists will also be required to sign a release upon delivery of work.


Artwork at Crossroads Carnegie can be posted with pricing and the art center will process sales during the show, taking a 30% commission on sales.  Artwork can also be posted as “Not-for-Sale”.

Sold work may remain on exhibition for the duration of the show and will have a “red dot” on the label indicating the work has been sold.

Important Dates

Aug 4, 2020  Submission of digital images begins

Sept. 11, 2020  Midnight deadline for submission of digital images of original artwork

Sept. 15, 2020 Notification of accepted artworks emailed to artists

Sept. 28, 2020 (Monday) Accepted artwork delivered to
The Gem Center for the Arts
2417 W. Bank Drive, Boise, Idaho
between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Sept. 30, 2020 – Install day in Baker City

Oct. 2, 2020, 5:30 pm  Opening Reception at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center and First Friday Gallery walk in Baker City

Oct. 31, 2020 Exhibition closes

Nov. 2, 2020  Artwork returns to Boise

Nov 3 or 4, 2020 (TBD) – Artwork picked up by the artists at
The Gem Center for the Arts
2417 W. Bank Drive, Boise, Idaho
between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Contact Info
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