TDAC is proud to announce a new open call for artists of all mediums in the Columbia Gorge Region. With the diminished opportunities for artists unaffiliated with galleries, we are excited to provide artists from the area a space to exhibit their work collectively. We are looking for emerging and established artists to showcase the talent that exists in the region. The represented geographic range is Troutdale to Goldendale within 100 miles North and South of the Columbia River. This includes artists who have strong connections to the Gorge, ie. resided or consider it a place of origin. Submissions will be accepted online via Cafe. Work will be selected by TDAC Staff. Nancy Houfek Brown will judge the work to select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize. Your entry fee will be pooled for cash prizes which will range between $100-250 depending on participation.

Exhibition Dates: September 2 – October 1

Opening: September 2 5:30-7:30


Nancy Houfek Brown, Associate Member of WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WEST, is an established Oregon artist living and working in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. She is on the roster of artists exhibited at Art of Oak in Hood River, Oregon, and her recent paintings have also been showing at the Columbia Center for the Arts Gallery in Hood River, where she recently took First Place in “The Best of the Gorge,” and Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland. Ten of her large works were on exhibit at the Portland International Airport from August 2016 through July 2017. Her art has also been shown in galleries in Texas, California, Ohio, Colorado, Minnesota, and Massachusetts, where she was a juried member of the Cambridge Artists’ Association.

Images of work with name, medium, size and date.

Emerging and established artists of all mediums who reside or have resided in the Columbia Gorge. Troutdale to Goldendale within 100 miles North and South of the Columbia River.

Three Grant Awards
Totalling $10,000 CAD

A total of $10,000 CAD will be awarded.

1st Place: $5,000 CAD
2nd Place: $3,000 CAD
3rd Place: $2,000 CAD

Applications begin May 11, 2022 and end August 4, 2022. The final results will be announced in October 2022

We are looking for career based photographers, who have a personal body of work in progress that need support to bring the project to fruition.

As an artist you must have at least 5 years of working and exhibition experience. Your CV will determine your eligibility.

We would like to see original bodies of work, cohesively telling a narrative or story. This work could have been started before the pandemic and became stuck because assistance was no longer available. However, pandemic related work is not part of this grant platform.

This grant is about supporting photographers who need HELP to finish their project and will NOT be awarded towards the creation of a new project.