Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour
2018 Application

Tour Dates: April 20, 21, 22, 2018, 10am - 5pm
Application and Payment Deadline: September 1, 2017 No Extensions
Notification of Acceptance: by September 30, 2017
Welcome Party & Meeting for Participating Artists: October -- date to be announced
Drop­out Deadline: November 15, 2017

$25 Application Fee, nonrefundable
$350 Participation Fee
$25 Application Fee, nonrefundable
$175 Reduced Participation Fee
(reduced fee requires 8 hour minimum committee work)

Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour is a juried, annual, self-guided tour of Columbia River Gorge artist studios. The Tour provides an opportunity for the public to meet artists at work in their studios.

Artists who can show in a working studio located in the Columbia River Gorge from Cascade Locks to the Dalles and from Parkdale, OR to Trout Lake/Goldendale, WA are eligible to apply. Artists may show independently or share a studio space with another GAOS artist. You may showcase art in your home if this is where you work.

It is the intent of Gorge Artists to showcase working studios and to serve as a year-round guide to art in The Gorge, promoting artists in enduring locations; "pop-­up" shows are not permitted. Exception is made for one or more artists to show at The Dalles Art Center, a founding sponsor of the tour. Show addresses and artist plans must be clearly outlined at the time of application.

Application Information:
We have updated our application process. For accuracy, we are no longer accepting "same as last year" responses.

  • All fields must be filled in to submit.
  • We recommend that you save your application responses in a separate file; applications in progress cannot be saved on this site.
  • Consider referencing the Gorge Artists website and previous year's Studio Map Guide to see how your application information will be presented. For additional questions please email gaostudios@gmail.com.

Payment Information:
After submitting your online application, payment must be made separately by check. Please send two checks, one for the application fee and another for the participation fee (see 'Fees' above). Checks should be made payable to Gorge Artists, and must be postmarked by the application deadline. Mail to:
        Gorge Artists
        PO Box 1424
        Hood River OR 97031

Participation Agreement:
I agree to be personally present during the GAOS Tour on April 20-22, 2018, and have my original art on display. I agree to have materials on hand to teach visitors about my artistic process. I understand the Tour is a cooperative event and that if I select to pay the Reduced Participation Fee, I am obligated to complete committee work (to be assigned by the board). I understand that for returning artists, preference will be given to artists who have previously fulfilled their commitments to the organization. Gorge Artists will refund my participation fee if I am not accepted.

I agree to allow my artwork to be used for publicity purposes. I give permission for Gorge Artists to resize or crop the images I submit, if necessary, to advertise on behalf of my studio and the Open Studios Tour event. I also understand that with regard to images, Gorge Artists, Inc. does not hold any responsibility for the actions or redistribution of a third party.

I agree to hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless Gorge Artists, Inc., gorgeartists.org, and the Gorge Artists Open Studios Board of any responsibility, personal liability, claims, loss or damage of any kind related to participation in the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour. By submitting this application, I state that I am the artist named below. I understand that my submission of this application constitutes a digital signature that is legally binding.

Artist Name
Studio Address The address where you plan to show. This will be listed in the Studio Map Guide.
Email Email will be the primary correspondence for the tour.
Description of Work in 200 Characters or Less
Driving Directions Please begin with Exit # for Hood River and The Dalles. White Salmon from Jewett Blvd., Trout Lake from 141 and Mosier from Exit 69. 250 character limit.
Year-Round Availability Please enter either: "Open Year-Round," "Open Year-Round by Appointment," or your brief details (example: Open Year-Round, Closed Jan & Feb).
Sharing Studio? Y/N. If yes, please indicate the artist you propose to show with.
Past Participation Did you participate in the past? Y/N If yes, what committee did you serve on?
Parking 100 character limit.
For the Gorge Artists Website A brief professional statement about your process and a description of your work. Maximum 600 characters.
For the Studio Map Guide A simple yet enticing description of what will be in your studio. The Studio Map Guide is what tour­goers will read when deciding where to visit, so add good descriptors about what makes your studio unique and interesting to visit. Space is limited. Maximum 400 characters.
For Social Media / Publicity This is your personal voice about your art and artistic passion. Let the reader get to know you by sharing what excites and inspires you. Maximum 800 characters.
Photo of Artist Please submit all images as high resolution jpeg files 240ppi (pixels per inch), 1920px (pixels) on the longest side, please do not exceed 2MB per file.
Photo of Work 1 For your listing in the Studio Map Guide. This is the image tour-goers will see when deciding where to visit.
Photo of Work 2
Photo of Work 3 (Consider submitting at least one vertical format image of your work. We often featured a vertical image as cover art for the Studio Map Guide.)

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After you have successfully uploaded your application, remember to send your payment by check to the mailing address above.