“Something Red” Call to Artists & December Exhibition

Something Red is AiA’s crown jewel annual event, now in its 19th year! We call on Oregon visual artists, working in any style or medium, to create compelling art that features true RED as a focal point or primary color in the composition. The resulting exhibition is a perennial favorite of our local art community and is held during December at Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery in downtown Salem. To receive email messages about Something Red and other AiA news, join our mailing list.


Something Red Exhibition Runs thru December

Something Red 2021 Exhibition

Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery, 444 Ferry St SE in Downtown Salem graciously hosts the Something Red exhibit each year and provides a virtual gallery on their website as well. Check them out for your framing needs. They do great work.

An opening night reception was held Friday, December 3, coinciding Salem’s First Friday events. The show runs thru December. Masks required. If you can, be sure to see the art in person to really get a feel for the artists’ intentions. Be sure to cast your vote for People’s Choice when visiting.

Visit Elsinore Gallery Website


Something Red Event Movie

Enjoy viewing the red-centric art created for the show as well as an awards presentation by the event judge, Jenny Armitage.

More About Jenny Armitage, Judge


Call to Artists for “Something Red” Closed 11/16

CTA AiA Something Red 2021

As always, the Call was for art that features true RED as a focal point or primary color in the composition.

AiA is pleased to take a fresh approach this year with additional judging criteria and matching awards – replacing the traditional “place” awards. The judging criteria and corresponding awards are:

  • Best Use of Color Red
  • Best Original Concept
  • Best Use of Unconventional Materials
  • Best Botanical Composition
  • Something Red Best of Show

See the Something Red Official Call to Artists

Go to Something Red Official Timeline


Special Thanks

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Thank you, Therese Misner, for your contribution to this year’s Something Red awards fund! We appreciate your sponsorship and ongoing support of our org and local artists.

Visit Therese’s Website


About the ArtCall Platform (Registration Site)

AiA manages its Calls to Artists using the ArtCall platform. ArtCall.org is a distinctly separate site from the AiA website and requires registering for an ArtCall account to participate. You only need to register once; then simply log in for all future AiA calls. Please note, each “official” Call has its own unique web address (URL) which is your starting point to view the call details and participate. Using ArtCall provides an easy way for artists to pay the entry fee and submit images and descriptions of their art and provides AiA agents with an effective way to manage all aspects of the call including fee payments and jury process.