Call for Submissions for the “Picture Hillsboro” Purchase

Hillsboro Public Art Collection

Our friends at the City of Hillsboro are seeking submissions of two-dimensional works of art to become part of Hillsboro’s Public Art Collection. Limited edition archival reproductions of the original will then be presented as gifts to dignitaries visiting Hillsboro and during the official City trips throughout the world. Designating artwork as an official gift emphasizes Hillsboro’s pride in its creative community. Painting by Edyta Salak, “FALL in Love with Hillsboro,” 2020 Purchase.

Existing two-dimensional artwork is eligible for submission. The artwork should represent the characteristic landscape, city views, people and/or places of Hillsboro. The purchase price cannot exceed $750.

Finalists will be selected for an exhibition in the City of Hillsboro Civic Center auditorium where the City Council meets. The work for purchase will be selected from the finalists on view. The finalists’ work is for sale and can be purchased by City departments or the public. (Note: If the work is selected as a finalist, it must be delivered by January 12, 2021, to the Walters Cultural Arts Center ready to hang. The purchase price does not have to include the frame.)


  1. Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm, Tuesday, November 24, 2020
  2. Exhibition of Finalists: January – February 2021
  3. Announcement of Final Purchase Award: February 2021

The Selection Panel will make a final purchase based on viewing the actual artwork. The artist whose work is purchased must complete a Purchase and Reproduction Agreement and a Conservation Record Form.

View the 2021 ”Picture Hillsboro” Purchase Online Application for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

For Questions, Contact:
LeAnn Alsop
Hillsboro Public Art Program
[email protected]

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