Call For Emerging Artists

Broadway Rose Theatre Company (“Broadway Rose”) is seeking submissions from emerging artists around the Portland-metro area, for an art exhibition to accompany our upcoming production of Ordinary Days, which runs September 20 – October 14, 2018.

Set in the late 2000s, Ordinary Days follows the lives of four young New Yorkers as they navigate the highs and lows of life. A romance on the rocks, an artist’s vision stalled, and a graduate thesis in peril set the scene for this musical tale told through intersecting vignettes, cab rides, and trips to the Met. Unfolding through an intricate, original score, the individual journeys of Claire, Jason, Warren, and Deb ultimately overlap in one extraordinary moment that alters the course of their lives and reveals the simple beauty of letting go to truly live.

This exhibition seeks to explore the themes of connection, beauty, love, loss, and the overwhelming experience that we all know as ordinary life. Artists should feel inspired to use this theme as an opportunity to reflect on the world around them and within them. Literal depictions of the Ordinary Days script should be avoided.

Our goal is to share the voices and perspectives of our community and to support emerging artists and the stories they seek to tell. As such, there is no fee for submitting your work for consideration, and no commission taken off of potential sales of works. Artists selected for the exhibition will be awarded two tickets to the opening night of Ordinary Days on September 21, immediately following the exhibition’s opening reception. Limit three entries per artist.

Diverse artists are highly encouraged to apply.

Please send inquiries and applications to

Application deadline: August 31; Selection by: September 8; Art drop off: September 17-18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Opening night reception: September 21 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Art pick up October 15-17, 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Broadway Rose is Oregon’s premier musical theatre company. Under the artistic direction of Sharon Maroney, Broadway Rose has been producing professional musical theatre in the Portland area since 1992, enriching the region’s cultural life and increasing opportunities for Oregonians to participate in the arts. Broadway Rose is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to keeping live theatre affordable and making its productions accessible to all members of the community.


Broadway Rose believes that diversity brings a vital richness and depth to the stories it presents on its stages and that theatre should not just entertain, but expose audiences to new experiences and expand their worldview. It is committed to its work in improving its equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts and fostering an environment where all people are welcome.

In pursuit of this, Broadway Rose does not tolerate discrimination based on race, ethnicity, age, ability, economic standing, agender/gender identity or expression, sexual or romantic orientation, language, immigrant status, or religion. It hopes to use its art as an opportunity to appreciate both the similarities and differences between communities for the beauty they add to the world.

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