Amici Art Contest

Appreciation for the Arts

As an arts organization, we appreciate the incredible contribution that creative people make to our community, and we look for any opportunity to support existing artists and encourage new ones.

Since 2010, Chamber Music Amici has solicited art work from Lane County artists in a contest where winners help us promote our concerts. Their work graces the covers of our program books, highlights our concerts on our website, appears in social media posts, and more! 

In return, artists of Lane County have won cash prizes through both the regular and People’s Choice Awards categories, and have had their work on show at the Emerald Art Center in Springfield, starting with their debut at the popular and well-attended annual reception, with food, music, and art on the program.

Explore the gallery below of past winners, and see  guidelines for our new format of this annual event, an art commission inviting all Oregon artists to apply.

Renee Manford • Chamber Allegra in Blue and Orange (2015)

Call for Artists:
Chamber Music Amici Art Commission 2023-2024

Calling all artists!  The second annual Chamber Music Amici Art Commission is now open! CMA seeks ONE Oregon artist to create THREE original pieces and contribute digital images of TWO already created pieces form their portfolio to capture the beauty and excitement of chamber music for use in promoting our 2023-2023 season.

The commission includes:

  • An award of $2,000 for THREE original pieces + digital images of TWO already created pieces from the artist’s existing portfolio, all of which the artist retains and can sell during the 3-month showcasing of the pieces.
  • A one-month show at Emerald Art Center to include the THREE new commissioned pieces, full-size digital images of the TWO already created pieces CMA is purchasing rights to (if the artwork is unavailable for in-person display), and up to FIVE additional pieces the artist has in their portfolio to fill out the exhibition. Plus, another 2-month show in an additional location.
  • A reception hosted by the Emerald Art Center and CMA to honor the artist and their work, with food, drink, music — and fun!

GENERAL DEADLINES

The deadline for submitting a proposal for the commission is Monday, October 24, 2022; the 5 commissioned pieces are due Saturday, April 1, 2023.

For complete details (and there are many!), click below to review the guidelines and the full schedule of deadlines. 

Please help us spread the word and share this link to all your artist friends!

Amici Art Contest Reception

After the creation of art is the celebration of art. Every year, Chamber Music Amici holds a reception for its winning artist or artists. In February 2021, COVID waylaid our annual (in-person) reception, but nonetheless we found ways to congratulate our winners, and play music. We leave this here as a testament to the celebration of art, and all our artists achievements.   

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