October Meeting & Elections

Fall is finally here, and with that, it’s election season!

That’s right, there are several board positions that we need to fill. There is information in the newsletter about those positions. If you’ve been thinking about picking up the reins and going for a spot on the board, now is the time to throw your name in the ring. There are also several committees that need chairs and members for 2015 – it’s time to get involved!

Be sure to mark your calendars for next Monday, October 13, at 7pm, for the next general meeting. We’ll be discussing these up-for-grabs positions, as well as getting a brief but informative presentation on taxes by Nancy Davis.

Open Studios of Beavercreek – Fall Tour

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Open Studio Tours of Beavercreek is happening this coming weekend – October 10, 11, 12.

Three Rivers Artist Guild members participating are: Jerry & Rhondi Myra, Tara Choate, Jude Welter, Bunny Lewis, Cherlyn SunRidge, Tom Bliquez, Becky Albeke, and Marilyn Woods!

Feed you passion for art and support our local artists, as well as your fellow TRAG members. This is a must see tour if you’ve not done it before. Incredible!F14 OSBC Postcard Back pmeasy copy

Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest


Main Street Oregon City, Inc. is excited to host the Downtown Oregon City Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest on Main Street, Friday, October 31, 2014, during its annual Trick or Treat on Main Street. The contest proudly features regional artists showcasing their pumpkin creations in shop windows throughout downtown Oregon City.

Your point of contact is Jessica Gago, Marketing Coordinator.
Email: jessica@downtownoregoncity.org
Phone: 971-202-1606
Submissions are due between October 27 – 28, 2014.

CONTEST PERIOD: The Downtown Oregon City Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest entry period begins on Monday, October 27, 2014 and lasts through Tuesday, October 28, 2014. During the entry period, pumpkins must be dropped off at the Downtown Oregon City Association office (816 Main Street, Oregon City, OR, 97045) between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm or Nebbiolo Wine Bar on Tuesday, October 28, between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm pm (800 Main Street, Oregon City, OR, 97045). All contestants must complete a submission form to enter the contest.

JUDGING PERIOD: The contest judging period begins on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, and ends on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The winners will be announced on Friday, October 31, 2014, during the Trick or Treat on Main Street “Pumpkin Walk.” All pumpkin entrees will be displayed in shop windows of participating businesses in downtown Oregon City. Ribbons will identify category winners. Prizes will be mailed to winners following the contest. If a selected winner is unable to be contacted or located after a period of thirty (30) days from this date, winner forfeits prize.

ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to Oregon residents only. Winners do not need to be present to win.

HOW IT WORKS: During the entry period, contestants may submit as many carved pumpkin entries as they wish for the contest. Contestants who would like submissions returned may pick them up beginning on Saturday, November 1, 2014, and must arrange with individual business where their pumpkin is displayed. If the business is closed on Saturday, November 1, 2014, contestant must arrange to pick up on the business’s next following business day.

More information: Pumpkin_Carving_-_Call_to_Artists

October Artist of the Month

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Bonnie Burlew


“Every cloud, mountain, river, house and person I meet inspires me to paint,” Bonnie tells us. She and her husband often take walks in older neighborhoods, catching reference photos of the scenes around them on their smartphones for later use.

Bonnie transforms these images into painting magic – soft-edged, subtle images infused with color and imbued with a sense of peace – plus a hint of mystery! The painting “Plum Light” gives us the glory of a plum and orange-hued autumn tree against a white-sided house. We sense that this is someone’s home – and that all is well.

“Hidden Trail” is a forested bounty of grays and greens inviting us to follow a path on our own imagined journey beyond the
canvas. The “borrowed scenery” of our mind’s eye adds to the mystery of the subtle scene.

Bonnie waited many years, carefully balancing work and family demands, before she could pursue her artistic passions. After retiring, “I took over the family room, moving out all the furniture,” Bonnie says of her home studio. She also paints plein air as much as possible, currently focusing on older homes in the Lake Oswego and Oregon City areas. She took part in Hillsboro’s September “Plein Air Plus” event and studies with renowned artist Craig Srebnik.

Bonnie’s work has been shown at several Oregon City galleries, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, and Art on Broadway
in Beaverton. You can see more at www.BonnnieBurlewArt.com and can reach her at bonnie@bonnieburlewart.com.

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