Ornament Painting Class


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Learn how to create beautiful, heirloom ornaments – no artistic flair needed! A perfect solution for gift-giving and/or your own holiday decorating, and lots of FUN, this 2-hour class produces TWO take-home ornaments per student (approx. finished value = $15 ea.), plus the knowledge and know-how to delight countless friends and family members with your new-found skill. No supply-list shopping – all necessary materials purchased in advance by the Instructor, with an Upgrade Option available for “take-home” art supplies.

INSTRUCTOR: Jeannie Hemming

Ms. Hemming is an Oregon City artist, and a member of the Three Rivers Artist Guild since late 2009. She is often referred to by locals as “The Etch A Sketch Lady” for her unique talents creating art on the familiar Etch A Sketch, but enjoys exercising and sharing her talents in other media as well, including HAND-PAINTED ORNAMENTS!

CLASS FEE*: Only $20 per person (sorry- no credit cards)

*OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Additional $10 “Take-Home” Materials Fee – allows you to continue designing
ornaments on your own. (Save approx. $10 from retail value of materials provided)

DATE: Saturday, NOV. 8TH, 2014 (Please REGISTER In Advance!)

CLASS TIMES (please note-Class size is limited to only 8 students per Session, so REGISTER EARLY!):

  • Session 1 = 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Session 2 = 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Session 3 = 4:00pm-6:00pm

LOCATION: Three Rivers Artist Guild Gallery
502 7th St (at intersection of 7th & Center St), Oregon City OR 97045

To Register

Phone: 503-956-1755 By Email: JeannieHemming@gmail.com

FACEBOOK: Jeannie Hemming Art – click on EVENT page, titled: “Ornament Painting Class”

1 DOOR PRIZE to be awarded per Session!

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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