Submit work for Trail’s End Judged Show before it’s too late!

‘Waikiki Reflections,' an oil painting by David Shipley, won Best of Show in Trail's End Art Association's Annual Judged Show last year.

GEARHART — The Trail’s End Art Association’s 68th Annual Judged Show is open to all artists. This year’s exhibition will run Saturday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug 31.

Trail’s End President Jim Schoeffel said in a statement:

“We are the oldest art association on the North Oregon Coast. We were organized in 1950 to foster the creation of original fine art in all media, and to provide art education and enjoyment opportunities to the community.

“While we have new monthly shows of members’ art at the gallery throughout the year, our Annual Judged Show is open to non-member artists as well,” she said. “This Annual Judged Show has gained in popularity each year, and we welcome all members of the surrounding communities to enter art.”

A gala reception is planned for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. The Award Ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. This year’s prizes include $100 for “Best in Show,” and a $50 award for the “Mayor’s Award.” Prizes were also donated by McMenamin’s Gearhart Hotel and Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supply in Astoria.

Artists may submit their work on Sunday and Monday, July 29 and 30, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Following the show, artists are asked to pick up their submissions Saturday or Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Since this is Labor Day weekend, artists may also pick up their submissions during the last week of August.

Age categories: Adults (over 16 years); youth (13 to 16); children (12 and under)

Artwork categories:

• Wet: oil, watercolor and other (includes ink, monoprint, lithograph, serigraph, sepia, etc.)

• Dry: pastel and other (charcoal, colored pencil, graphite, etc.)

• Mixed media: collage, multi-media, Citrisolv, etc.

• Photograph and 3D

• Sculpture, fine jewelry, fiber arts, woodturning, fused glass, etc.

Artists may submit two pieces not to exceed 24 inches by 30 inches each (720 square inches). Should a piece exceed 720 square inches, the artist will be limited to entering one piece only.

Two-dimensional artwork must be professionally mounted and presented appropriately. No sawtooth hangers are allowed. All wires should be at least one inch below the top of the frame when hung.

Many artists become members of Trail’s End at the time of the Annual Judged Show. Trail’s End members receive free entry and are charged only a 15-percent commission on artwork sold. Nonmembers are charged $20 for the first submission, or two pieces for $30, and a 30-percent commission to Trail’s End.

Since July 1, new members joining are charged for only half a year’s membership and will remain members through the end of the year. This $35 charge enables new members to both enter pieces in the judged show and receive a lower commission on sales.

The 68th Annual Judged Show “Call for Art” form may be picked up at Trail’s End upon delivery of art for the show.

Trail’s End Art Gallery is located at 656 A St. in Gearhart. The phone number is 503-717-9458. The website is The “Call for Art” information is located on the website for reference.

The website also has listings for classes and other information of interest to members and those interested in becoming a new member. Plan now to be a part of this event and joining Trail’s End Art Association.


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