Call for Artists!

For Marrow’s annual anniversary celebration this year, we’re having a ONE NIGHT ONLY benefit art show*! It will be in the evening on Friday, March 29th! In addition to the exhibition, there will be other fun stuff going on at Marrow - like live portraits, and possibly music!

All of the artwork in the show will have a set price of $20 - whether it’s by someone famous or an emerging youth artist - and will be available to buy immediately, right off the wall!

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There is no set theme, work just must fit the following requirements:

  • Must be 8x8” square in size/shape.

  • Must be original artwork - prints of digital work and photography are allowed, as well as printed matter than has been handled or altered in an original way, but we will not be accepting print reproductions of drawings/paintings/other original works for this show.

  • Must be primarily 2D (it may have 3D elements, as long as it meets the size/shape constraints), and may be any medium/materials.

  • May be framed or unframed, and you are not required to include hardware for hanging. If it is framed, the outer edges of the frame must measure 8x8”.

  • Work can be of any value - we encourage it to be valued well above $20 - but all work will be sold for $20 - as a special and fun way to make the show non-hierarchical, and the work accessible!

  • Multiple submissions permitted!

  • Artists need not be local to Portland!

  • Piece(s) must be dropped off at (or shipped to) Marrow so that they are here by FRIDAY MARCH 8th at the latest. Earlier is even better! If you’re local and unable to get to Marrow, we can also arrange a pickup (but in February only)!

If you submit work, please be sure to include YOUR NAME, YOUR INSTAGRAM @ (if ya want), and WHAT CITY YOU WORK OUT OF. If you need to ship your work, please contact us for a shipping address, as our mailbox fits letters only, so art should not be shipped to our space. Thanks!

We’re hoping to get a LOT of work - and hopefully from some well-known artists, too, so feel free to share with your artistic networks!!!! And stay tuned for more information about this FUN night!!!

We’re also still seeking a clever name for the exhibition, so if ya have suggestions, let us know!

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If you have any questions, please reach out via email, at

*All works in this exhibition will be donations to Marrow, and will be sold to benefit our 2019 budget for rent and other operational expenses. Having this covered is what allow us to keep our doors open to any youth who wants to be here! Any art that isn’t sold the night of the show will either go into our shop, or be used for future fundraising opportunities. If you’re an artist and you’d like a donation receipt to help with your taxes, just let us know!