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2019 Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour Now Accepting Applications

APPLICATION FEE: $35 - Nonrefundable

PARTICIPATION FEE, Upon Acceptance: $395 Participation Fee
or $225 Reduced Participation Fee (*requires committee work, see FAQ below)

2019 Tour: May 3, 4, 5, from 10am - 5pm
Application Fee & Form Submission Deadline: August 31, 2018 - No Extensions 
Notification of Acceptance: by September 30, 2018
Participation Fee, upon acceptance, due by October 15, 2018
Drop-out Deadline: November 15th (Refund of participation fee will incur $25 for processing. No refunds will be made after Nov 15.)

Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour is an annual, self-guided tour of juried Columbia River Gorge artists' studios.
The Tour, founded in 2006, provides an opportunity for the public to experience and enjoy art while meeting 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 Troutlake/Goldendale, WA are eligible to apply. Juried artists may show independently or share a studio space with another juried 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 Gorge studio artists to show at The Dalles Art Center, a founding sponsor of the tour. Exception may also be made for heritage art guilds. Studio location must be clearly defined at the time of application and artist must be prepared to have their studio vetted.


Can I share my studio with another artist? 

Yes, artists are welcome to share a studio but each artist must apply separately and be juried into the tour.

Can my family or friend show work at my studio? 

Only those who have been juried into the tour may participate in the event.

Can I open my studio just Saturday and Sunday? 

No, the studio must be open the entire time of the tour.   

Do I need to be present in my studio for the entire tour? 

A highlight for tour visitors is meeting artists in their studios so, we expect it.  However, life happens so be sure to have coverage if an emergency occurs. 

*What does the Reduced Participation Fee involve? 

As a cooperative event, time and work are necessary to make it successful. When you choose a Reduced Fee, you are agreeing to provide time and work to a specifically assigned job. If you become unable or unwilling to complete the assigned job, you will be charged the difference.

What does my Participation Fee include? 

Participation Fees include a web listing featuring your submitted artwork and contact information on the Gorge Artists website, placement in the tour guidebook that includes a color image of your work, name of artists and/or studio, medium, short studio bio, as well as contact information and studio directions in the year-round tour book. Participation fees are also combined with business sponsorships to promote the tour through advertising and publicity outreach, and to provide signage and other logistics for the open studios weekend.


The application process has two parts:
1) Submit the Online Application Form using the button below.
2) Pay the Application Fee by credit card using the button below or by check made payable to Gorge Artists. Checks must be postmarked by the application deadline and may be mailed to: Gorge Artists, PO Box 1424, Hood River, OR 97031  

I agree to be personally present during the GAOS Tour on May 3, 4, 5, 2019, 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 upon acceptance, I am obligated to complete committee work (to be assigned by the board). 

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 in the application. I understand that my submission of this application constitutes a digital signature that is legally binding.