Last year's final Mayor's Art Show

Last year’s final Mayor’s Art Show at the Jacobs Gallery

The Karin Clarke Gallery in downtown Eugene is now accepting submissions for its first Eugene Biennial juried show, which will run August 3 through 27.

Clarke decided to do the new show after the closing earlier this year of the non-profit Jacobs Gallery, which had been home to the popular juried Mayor’s Art Show for many years.

She’s made a couple changes from the Mayor’s show formula of the past. The Mayor’s show was open only to artists in Lane County; Clarke has expanded that to also include Linn, Lincoln, Benton, Douglas and Coos counties.

Second, artists can now submit two images for consideration; the Mayor’s show allowed only one.

The jury for the Biennial will be Clarke; Eugene art collector Roger Saydack; and Eugene painter Jon Jay Cruson.

A number of awards will be presented at an opening reception August 5, from a $500 Best of Show Mark Clarke award, in honor of Clarke’s father, a popular painter who died this year; a $500 Mayor’s Award, sponsored by the city of Eugene; and three Juror’s Awards, sponsored by Whiteaker Printmakers, the UO Duck Store and Oregon Art Supply.

Entry fee is $10 per image, and all submissions must be made digitally. Deadlne is May 31. Details are available on the gallery website.

Opening at the Clarke Gallery tonight, during the First Friday Art Walk: A show of new work by Eugene painter Carol Marine.