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Artist Opportunities

Part of Painted Sky Center for the Arts' mission is to bring artists from Grant County together while offering support and opportunities for artists. We have opportunities from hobbyist to professional.

    • Monday, April 11, 2022
    • Saturday, April 27, 2024

    Summer 2022 Class Catalog Cover Art Contest

    Artist Level: Hobbyist, Emerging, Mid-Career, and Established Artists

    Type: Visual Art

    Ages: Any

    Location: Must be a Grant County Resident

    Details: Each quarter we produce and distribute around 300 class catalogs for Painted Sky. This contest is for the cover art for the catalog. One selection will be made for the cover art. Every entry will be displayed in the catalog.

    Dates: Call is open from April 11- April 27, 2022

    Important: Photos must be high quality and high resolution to be selected. 

    Fee: None

    Artist below: Malinda VanLoo Spring 2022 Cover Art


    • Monday, April 11, 2022
    • Saturday, December 31, 2022
    Register

    Grant County Artist Registry

    Artist Level: Hobbyist, Emerging, Mid-Career, and Established Artists

    Type: All artists (musicians, writers, fiber (weavers, quilters, etc.), visual artists (painters, photographers, videographers, sculptors, etc.), and more!

    Ages: Any

    Location: Must be a Grant County Resident

    Details: We are creating a comprehensive database of all artists in Grant County. We strongly encourage all artist in all mediums and all levels to register.

    Dates: Ongoing

    Fee: None


    • Monday, April 11, 2022
    • Saturday, December 31, 2022
    Register

    Painted Sky Gallery Group

    Artist Level: Emerging, Mid-Career, and Established Artists

    Type: We are seeking a wide variety of visual artists in various mediums with      diverse styles. (jewelry, leather, fiber, 2D, 3D, ceramics, wearables, photography, etc.)

    Ages: Any

    Residency: Must be a Grant County resident.

    Details: We are creating a group of artists with a body of work ready to present for sale at pop up galleries and other opportunities in Grant County. Artists will go through a juried process of selection to ensure the quality of the work. Once you are juried in to the group, you will be able to choose which shows you participate in. We understand that everyone's schedules, inventory levels and other factors are unique. Once a show is scheduled, you can decide if it is right for you and opt-in or opt-out.

    Where: We currently have locations in Grant County and tentative pop-up gallery dates for 2022. Once you apply, and are accepted to the Gallery Group, you will not have to re-apply for each pop-up show. You will have the choice of shows, you can opt-in or opt-out depending on your schedule, inventory, or other considerations. Eventually we intend to have a retail location of our own. 

    Dates: Ongoing

    Fee: Free to join. There may be fees associated with pop-up galleries (rental space, etc.) and commissions to retail locations, however each event and retail location will be your choice to join or not. Fees for each event will be clearly communicated so you can choose if the event is right for you.

    Jury: Painted Sky has a completely anonymous and autonomous (not associated with Painted Sky in other ways) jury of volunteers to select the artists for the Gallery Group. 

    Eligibility: Those that are not selected are eligible to re-apply after 1 year. 

    Encouragement: If you are not selected for the gallery group, do not be discouraged. Many great artists were not selected for galleries and shows early on. Artist that are selected for the Gallery Group likely have thousands of hours practicing their craft. We encourage you to keep creating, practicing, and don't give up! Make time for creative time and you will get better and better! The more you make, the better your chance for success.

    Selection Process: Artists will be selected based on the quality of the items they are producing. It is also encouraged that you have a web presence and an inventory of work ready to market.

    • Friday, July 22, 2022
    • Saturday, July 23, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts - John Lennon Building
    • 5
    Register

    Have you ever wanted to capture the beauty of the night sky? Do you have a digital camera you’ve been wanting to use but aren’t quite sure how to get the most out of it?

    This course may be for you!

    Come and spend a weekend learning how to make your camera capture the beauty of the night sky.


    Day 1 classroom (July 22nd 2:00pm-5:00pm)

    • Understanding concepts of exposure triangle
    • Learning to shoot in manual mode - objective: correct exposure with as low of ISO possible
    • Learning nightscape composition
    • Learn to plan Milky Way photos using PhotoPills
    • Learning/notes on how to take night photos with individuals cameras/manuals

    Day 1 field (July 22nd 7:30pm - July 23rd 1:00am)

    • Meet up at location for night time shooting tbd at afternoon/golden hour. Can discuss foreground shooting/blending
    • Photograph sunset/blue hour
    • Milkyway photography

    Day 2 classroom (July 23rd 12:30pm - 2:30pm)

    • Students bring laptops/editing software
    • Use of projector screen to teach editing concepts and strategies
    • Exporting for social media/print

    Potential day 2 night shooting - if skies aren’t clear for day 1


    Equipment required from participants:

    • DIGITAL camera able to shoot in manual mode - participants to email camera model and lens details prior to class time
    • Tripod
    • Headlamp
    • Warm clothing for night time shooting - 50’s are cold when standing around in the summer
    • Laptop with editing software
    • Ideally: camera manual
    • Ideally: remote shutter


    Matt Franklin is a landscape and nightscape photographer originally from the Atlanta area. He came to Grant County for the first time as a travel physical therapist in 2019 and fell in love with the outdoor opportunities and dark skies. He came back to work as a traveler again in 2021 but signed on to stay as full time staff in March of 2022. He spends his free time chasing new scenery and fly fishing with his girlfriend, Katie and their pup, Taylor Mayd.



    • Thursday, August 18, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 24
    Register



    Marketing is the process of getting potential clients or customers interested in your products and services. Knowing your target, channel and audience is very important to get the best results! 

    If you are a local artist who wants to start selling your art, maybe an owner of a small business, or creating a new brand, selling online, or just want to learn more about how to succeed. 
    Come. We will talk about it. 

    This time we will be focusing more on how to talk to your audience so they hear you. How to keep your clients, and more about consumer behavior. Also, we will be focusing on how to manage your time to live a stress free life while managing your own business.



    My name is Skirma. I am a Marketing and Psychology professional. I have been working as a Marketing and Business Development specialist for more than 10 years. I have been helping business in different parts of the world; Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, the UK, Denmark, Lithuania, Ukraine, and USA. 

    Originally, I am from Lithuania, but now, I and my family live in NY. We love spending time in nature so we are blessed to have this opportunity to come and spend some time in Oregon.




    • Friday, August 26, 2022
    • Saturday, August 27, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts - John Lennon Building
    • 5
    Register

    Have you ever wanted to capture the beauty of the night sky? Do you have a digital camera you’ve been wanting to use but aren’t quite sure how to get the most out of it?

    This course may be for you!

    Come and spend a weekend learning how to make your camera capture the beauty of the night sky.


    Day 1 classroom (August 26th 2:00pm-5:00pm)

    • Understanding concepts of exposure triangle
    • Learning to shoot in manual mode - objective: correct exposure with as low of ISO possible
    • Learning nightscape composition
    • Learn to plan Milky Way photos using PhotoPills
    • Learning/notes on how to take night photos with individuals cameras/manuals

    Day 1 field (August 26th 6:30pm - July 23rd 1:00am)

    • Meet up at location for night time shooting tbd at afternoon/golden hour. Can discuss foreground shooting/blending
    • Photograph sunset/blue hour
    • Milkyway photography

    Day 2 classroom (August 27th 12:30pm - 2:30pm)

    • Students bring laptops/editing software
    • Use of projector screen to teach editing concepts and strategies
    • Exporting for social media/print

    Potential day 2 night shooting - if skies aren’t clear for day 1


    Equipment required from participants:

    • DIGITAL camera able to shoot in manual mode - participants to email camera model and lens details prior to class time
    • Tripod
    • Headlamp
    • Warm clothing for night time shooting - 50’s are cold when standing around in the summer
    • Laptop with editing software
    • Ideally: camera manual
    • Ideally: remote shutter


    Matt Franklin is a landscape and nightscape photographer originally from the Atlanta area. He came to Grant County for the first time as a travel physical therapist in 2019 and fell in love with the outdoor opportunities and dark skies. He came back to work as a traveler again in 2021 but signed on to stay as full time staff in March of 2022. He spends his free time chasing new scenery and fly fishing with his girlfriend, Katie and their pup, Taylor Mayd.


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Physical Address: 118 Washington Street Canyon City, OR  97820

Mailing Address: PO Box 21 Canyon City, OR  97820

Call: (541) 575-1335

Email: paintedskycenter@gmail.com

Painted Sky Center for the Arts is a project of Juniper Arts Council. Juniper Arts Council is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Your support matters. Thank you for supporting the arts in Eastern Oregon. 

Painted Sky Center for the Arts offers its programs equally to all people


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