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Art Donations

Join this important piece in Portland history of artists banding together to fight back against HIV.

Over 30 years ago Portland artists, seeing the devastation in their community, united to fight back against the spread of HIV. They auctioned their art to raise funds to support CAP’s mission to support and empower all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare. Since then the event has grown and evolved but their vision endures.

Please join us for Cascade AIDS Project’s Annual Art Auction.

Art Submission

  • Please complete one copy of the Procurement Form. To decrease the possibility of errors, please complete the form online at
  • Only one submission may be made per artist or donor. Please note that artwork must be original; giclées, reproduction posters, and other reproduction items can not be accepted.
  • All artwork must be framed and ready to hang with correct wiring or hanging apparatus.
  • Art pieces submitted generally are no larger than 48” x 48” and weigh no more than 50 pounds. Please contact CAP at if your piece exceeds this size or weight.


  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017: Gallery Drop Off. If you are a gallery-represented artist and your gallery is allowing us to pick up from their location, let us do the work for you! Drop off your artwork to your gallery by 5:00 pm. Art Work Fine Art Services will pick-up your piece.
  • Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5, 2017: 10am-3pm, ALL artists may drop off artwork at: 2010 SE 8th Ave. Portland, OR.
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017: All artists notified about juried decisions.
  • Thursday March 30, 2017: 5:30 – 7:30pm, Artist Reception with Live Auction Art Preview
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017: CAP Art Auction at Montgomery Park.

Curator and Selection Committee Curator Jessica Nickel will choose no more than 18 live auction pieces and with the selection committee will choose 20 honorable mentions (Curator’s Choice) from among the donated pieces. This year, our selection committee includes: Daniel Peabody of Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Amy Caplan of Caplan Art Designs, Prudence Roberts of the Helzer Gallery, and Theo Downes-Le Guin of Upfor Gallery.


We appreciate your donation, and we want you to know that with funds raised from the Art Auction, CAP continues to offer essential services while also being rated one of the ten most admired nonprofits in Oregon. CAP’s accomplishments last year include:

  • Delivered 2,429 HIV tests and 591 syphlis
  • $1,230,000 went directly to 936 households for rent, utilities, and emergency assistance
  • 5,126 youth were engaged in educational conversations about healthy sexuality