Annual Springtime Call to Artists & Exhibition

Each spring presents a fresh artistic challenge and April exhibit. AiA’s inaugural springtime call and exhibit was titled “Spring Reign.” For our second annual event, we asked artists to create works inspired by the phrase, “Spring Eternal.” For 2022, the theme is “Spring Fling” and will be asking for art interpreting either Spring or Fling (or both). The resulting art exhibition is held at Elsinore Gallery, 444 Ferry St SE, in downtown Salem, Oregon during April.


Spring Fling Call to Artists

AiA Spring Fling Call to Artists Ad

Get all the details now and start working on your creations. Think ‘Spring’ or ‘Fling’ (or both). Registration opens Friday, January 28 after which you’ll have 5 weeks to get your entries in. Entries due Saturday, March 5. We will again use the ArtCall platform to manage this call (more on that below).

AiA’s latest approach to judging and awards continues for Spring Fling. Rather than traditional “place” awards, we will recognize those artists whose artwork exemplifies the event’s theme in multiple categories with “best” awards. We believe this method stretches the creative muscle, promotes a winning balance between newer and established artists and distributes the kudos and prize money among more individuals. See the official Call for full info and prize list.

View Official Call to Artists for Spring Fling

Spring Fling Event Timeline


Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery

Attention Artists! Need Framing? Elsinore Framing offers local artist discounts not available to the general public. Pick up your artist resource packet in the gallery, 444 Ferry St SE, or visit their framing-specific website or call 503-581-4642 to request one.

We realize that quality framing for your creations can be quite expensive and we will work with your budget and design needs to make sure that your artwork is framed properly without breaking the bank.” —Elsinore Framing

Elsinore Framing Website

Elsinore Fine Art Gallery 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.