2014 Jury Information

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

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 Store Mission statement (see below), as well as quality, pricing, and display availability.

Gift Store Final 2014 Jury date: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th
Location: Rooster Rock State Park Ranger office | Time: 1:00-2:00 PM

Applicants will be taken in order of arrival. Please bring a fully representative selection of your work with retail pricing. Jury will review your items then return them to you in the waiting room. A decision letter will be sent out within one week of Jury date.

MISSION STATEMENT FOR THE VISTA HOUSE GIFT STORE:

“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 Columbia River 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. Ranger office is building to the right. For more information, contact Friends of Vista House at 503-695-2230 , or email friends@vistahouse.com.

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Starting on April 18th: 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! ) Starting October 6th through November 2nd: Vista House will be open from 10am – 4pm daily. Beginning November 3rd: Vista House will be open only on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. You may call the Vista House site number (503) 695-2240 on those days to check if we are open.  

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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