Four Eights: An Artists Challenge III

Here it is, our third year of organizing the Artists Challenge at the Sherwood Center for the Arts.  We are thrilled to make this opportunity available to Artists and the Community.   This show offers a unique opportunity to emerging artists, hobby artists and professional artists to show their skills in a Gallery environment. This effort is entirely organized by volunteers.

The City of Sherwood built the Sherwood Center for the Arts more than 4 years ago to provide a venue for the arts in Sherwood.  During that time, the center has grown to offer much to the community in entertainment and the arts, and arts classes. They have a wide array of art teachers and classes for all ages.   If you have not had an chance to visit, please make time during the week to attend an event or view art shows that are on display.

Here at Makers5 we have opened the call to artists for the 2018 Artists Challenge.  We use the Eventzilla online application to process registrations for this event.   It helps automate some of the process and helps immensely by keeping track of who has signed up and reduces the amount of volunteer time we would need to do signups manually.  It also processes payment for us which is very helpful, as you can imagine.

This exhibition will run from October 12th through December 7th.

Please click this LINK to reach the registration page for this event.

Listed below is the same information you will see on the first page of registration when you click the link to register:

Welcome to the 3rd annual Four Eights Artist Challenge!

You, as the artist are challenged to create and complete four 8”x 8” painting canvas’ for submission in the FOUR Eights Arts Challenge.

The canvas for this challenge is included with your registration fee. You may not use your own canvas for this show.

Your canvas need not only use painting as a medium, however, please do not use anything toxic or dangerous, or that exceeds the dimensions of your canvas, you can use the medium of your choice.

Only one registration per artist.

Student work is not accepted.

Shipping/Mailing address is only for your commission payment for sold artworks, all canvas must be picked up, in person, as stated below.  Please make sure you provide your complete mailing address as payments for sold artworks will be sent to that address at the end of the event.

Registration by someone other than the artist, may result in your registration being cancelled.  In other words, the artist must do their own registration.

Refunds of registration fees are not permitted.

Not for Sale artworks will not be accepted.

All artwork will be exhibited and made for sale at

The Sherwood Center for the Arts, located at 22689 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140

Acceptance Rules

This is a NON-Juried show. Once you have signed up and paid, you are participating in this Art Challenge.  When you sign up you agree to these rules.

  1. No incomplete registrations forms will be accepted. You Must have the form describing your artworks and their prices when you turn in your art. (this is very important to the show)
  2. Registration must be submitted by the due date.  You must pick up your canvas on the distribution date.
  3. The Art Challenge is open to all adults over the age of 18.
  4. Artist receives 65% of the sold price of art work. The remainder is a commission paid the Sherwood Center for the Arts.
  5. All artwork must be original and produced only by the registered artist – no collaborations on the canvas’s distributed on canvas pick up day. You cannot resubmit artworks from previous years show.
  6. Sold canvases will stay in the gallery for the duration of the show, however the Arts Center Staff can make exceptions at their discretion.  All artworks will be available to pick up by buyers when the show closes.  Sold artworks will be marked as such during the show and buyers will need to pick up their artworks at that time.  Any sold artworks not picked up on the show close date, will require special arrangement for pickup with the Sherwood Center for the Arts.
  7. Artist unsold Artworks will also need to be picked up at the end of the show. Unsold Artworks not picked up timely may be disposed of after 30 days from the show end if not picked up.  Unfortunately, we have no space to store your artworks after the show.
  8. All art must be for sale. No sales are allowed before the show opens.
  9. Registrants not following protocol will have their pieces removed from the show.
  10. All 4 canvases must share a theme. Example: Mountains, Butterflies, Rivers, Animals, etc.
  11. Works can be of the same medium (example: watercolor, mixed media, encaustic, etc.) or of different mediums.
  12. You may add a substrate to the front of the canvas.  No hanging hardware should be attached to the back of the canvas. We will be hanging using the depth within the back of the canvas.
  13. Your 4 canvases will hang vertically on the wall with space between each canvas. If you want your canvas to hang in a particular order, please number the back.
  14. Canvases must be priced between $30 and $125 per piece. You can create a group price with all 4 canvases. (Maximum group price is $500.) Canvas must be able to be sold individually, we cannot except restrictions of only selling as a group this year.
  15. Your canvas kit will include 4 primed canvases, rules, inventory page, and other important information.
  16.  The Sherwood Arts Center is a family friendly venue, so no nudes or extreme violence, please.


Address for artwork delivery: Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140

Registration Deadline:  August 8, 2018    August 11, 2018

Questions? Contact Sharon Orella at

 Dates:   Please record these dates and keep them on hand for reference

Registration Opens: July 19, 2018

Registration Closes: August 8, 2018    August 11, 2018

Email will be sent to all participants with instructions on where and when to pick up your canvas.  You should receive this email by August 10th.  This will include your delivery date, artist reception information and show data.   Please double check your email address as this will be how we communicate with you.

Thank you for making the decision to participate in the Four Eights Artist Challenge this year it is truly appreciated!