“Something Red” Call to Artists & December Exhibition

Something Red is AiA’s crown-jewel (a ruby!) annual event. We call on AiA members and area artists to submit artwork, of any medium or style, that incorporates RED as a focal point or primary color in the composition. The juried art exhibit is a local favorite is held each December in downtown Salem.

Something Red for 2021 is fast approaching. ARTISTS: If you haven’t already, start creating up to 3 works of art for this year’s December exhibition at Elsinore Gallery. As always, your art should incorporate RED as a focal point or primary color in the composition. All forms of visual art are accepted. We’ll send out an official Call to Artists in October; artwork entries will be due mid-November. Stay tuned for more info.

The official Call to Artists will be posted here as well as soon as it’s available. In the meantime, have a look at last year’s event below.

Something Red 2020 Wrap-up

2020’s Something Red exhibition, which closed on 12/30, was a great success. Thank you to Elsinore Gallery and all participating artists who made it so. We finished the year with 55 works of beautiful art, an astute judge, awards of cash and ribbons and a fabulous event video. If you haven’t yet seen the show, click below to view the complete gallery of artwork.

Something Red 2020 Gallery of Art

Meet Our 2020 Something Red Judge

We were pleased to have artist Steve Rodgers as our judge for 2020’s S’Red exhibition. He visited the gallery, inspected the art and made his award selections. He talks about his decisions in the event video (below).

About Steve Rodgers

Award-Winning Artists, Something Red 2020

People’s Choice Winner

Congratulations Penny Feltner for receiving the most votes by visitors to the gallery.

Something Red People's Choice

AiA Something Red 2020 Art Exhibition & Awards Presentation

Thank You to Our Exhibit Host!

Elsinore Gallery

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.

Visit Elsinore Gallery Website

About Something Red Call to Artists

The Something Red Call to Artists closed on November 21, 2020. We manage our calls via ArtCall.org which 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. ArtCall provides you with an easy way submit your art and entry fee and provides us with an effective way to manage all aspects of the call. So, if you participated in last year’s Something Red, Spring Reign or Paint the Town 2020, you will simply need to log in to the ArtCall.org site. If you forgot your password you can reset it. First-timers need to register.

Something Red Official Timeline

Something Red Official Call to Artists