JOSEPH — Submissions are now being accepted for the 39th annual Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts that will be Sept. 11-19 at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph.

Deadline for submissions is Aug. 1. Acceptance emails will be sent Aug. 9-13. A maximum of three pieces will be accepted. There is a $30 entry fee.

The fine-art show opens what some call a “season of art” in Wallowa County. There will be an extended En Plein Air Competition from Sept. 11 – 17, a Fine Art Show and silent auction Sept. 17-19 and the Summer Arts Classic Concert on Sept. 19.

Categories for this year’s festival include:

• Sculpture: Any three-dimensional work in wood, clay, stone, bronze or other metal.

• Painting: Oil, acrylic or watercolor.

• Drawing: Pastel, pencil, graphite, charcoal, ink or any combination thereof.

• Printmaking: Woodblock, engraving, etching, monoprint, aquatint, linotype, lithography, silkscreen or digital art prints.

• Photography: Any photograph that begins with the capture of the image through a lens, including digitally-altered photography.

• Other: Glass, jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics or mixed media.

For more information, call the center at 541-432-0505 or visit

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