2013 Jury Information


Call to All Regional Artists, Authors, Handcrafters, Designers and Cultural Professionals!

Gift Store Jury Schedule for 2013

For Merchandise Consideration

The 2013 Jury dates:

Feb 16,  March 16,  April 13,  May 18,  June 15 and July 20 (All jury dates are on Saturdays, Hours from 1 to 2 PM) Juries will be held at Rooster Rock State Park in the Park Office  (**Directions below).

The Friends of Vista House Gift Store at Crown Point State Park is looking for high quality art and hand made crafts, gifts, and toys. Jury acceptance will be primarily based on whether the item meets the requirements of the Gift Gallery Mission statement (see below), as well as quality, pricing, and display availability.

Jury applicants will be greeted by a representative of the Friends of Vista House, and items will be juried in the order of arrival. Jury information and applications will be available there, but it would be very helpful and a time-saver for you and the jury team if you would download our application here and bring it completed along with the items to be reviewed.

If possible please arrive at the beginning of the session. Jury hour is from 1 to 2 pm.

The Friends of Vista House Interpretive Store Mission Statement:

“To provide visitors to the Vista House with items which are interpretive of the Vista House, the Columbia River Gorge, the State of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. The items selected for display and sale in the Interpretive Store may include Gorge history, flora, fauna, geology and geography, Northwest Native American culture, and items related to the Historic Columbia River Highway. Vista House is dedicated to Oregon Pioneers, so items relating to pioneer crafts and skills are also appropriate.  Exceptional quality is a requirement for sales items.”

**Directions to Rooster Rock State Park – Coming from either East or West on I-84, take Exit 25 just East of the Corbett Exit. Enter Rooster Rock State Park and if there is a staff person at the Entrance Building, tell them you are attending the Friends of Vista House Jury Meeting and they will allow you to enter the park no-charge. For more information, contact Friends of Vista House at 503-695-2230 or contact us here.

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Vista House will be open from 9am – 6pm daily starting April 18th! That includes the coffee shop and gift shop so come on in and say hello!.

The winter weather in the Columbia River Gorge can be unpredictable and the weather at Crown Point even more so! The Vista House will not open if it is too windy or there is ice on the roads, and the determination whether to open will be made each Saturday and Sunday morning throughout the winter. You may call the Vista House directly at 503-695-2240 to see if it is open on any winter weekend day.

Please check this website for updates, or contact us at any time. The off-site administrative office is open year round: for more information call 503.695.2230, or email us at friends@vistahouse.com.

Our Mission: Our mission is to steward, preserve and protect the historic Vista House at Crown Point State Park by developing and enhancing interpretive and educational programs that foster a better understanding of Vista House, Oregon’s pioneers, the Historic Columbia River Highway and (Columbia River) Gorge.

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