TRAG Promotes the Aurora Colony Days

The 28th annual Aurora Colony Days celebration which will be taking place August 7, 8 and 9th. The link to the website is: The link to the actual signup is: All artists are welcome to enter their work, and we're also looking for artists to help out with the show if they would like. If people have any additional questions, or would like to volunteer to help out with the show they should email Susan Black at: It should be a great celebration with plenty of people!

March Artist of the Month – Rebecca Evans

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“I was born with wanderlust in my blood,” says photographer Rebecca Evans, “yet I came to photography through the back door. I was never even the casual ‘family photographer’ until I packed a
camera for my husband to take on vacation. He didn’t like it so I used it… and the rest is history.”

Rebecca brings a unique perspective to her work. “I hope to show the viewer… qualities that are hidden, sometimes in plain sight, in the everyday world around us.”

Her image “Architectural Detail – Seattle Building” sums up the struggle of an aging building with its focus on a formal, elegant frieze blackened by decades of urban exposure.

“Water Grasses– Trillium Lake” shows us long green blades, sparkling with refracted sunlight. We’re not quite sure whether these are the actual grasses or their mirrored lake reflection!

Close-ups of dahlias and other blooms give us a bee’s-eye view of floral bounty.

Startling details like these bring the viewer along with Rebecca as her camera captures the untold stories
of Elowah Falls, the Hawthorne Bridge, Astoria’s waterfront, and even street scenes from Cuba and the
Yucatan. All offer her “an endless supply of inspiration,” she tells us, and give us a new look through our own mental viewfinders, too. Seeing us as partners in storytelling, she thanks us for “giving me the opportunity to present an image that allows you, the viewer, to build your own story of the larger picture.”

Art Extravaganza

Save the date of Wednesday, March 11th.  Please see the attached information.  This is the third year Clackamas Arts Alliance is hosting the Art Extravaganza.  This year it’s in Oregon City!!!



Tools & Techniques Tradeshow


Wednesday, March 11, 2015
11 am – 4 pm


Providence Willamette Falls Community Center
519 15th Street
Oregon City, OR 97045


Touch, Test, Try, and BUY!!!

TRADE SHOW – Free and open to all art enthusiasts!

From 11 am – 4 pm on Tuesday March 11, Clackamas County Arts Alliance will host an amazing array of new and old-favorite products to test and sample: Gamblin, Golden, Georgies, Winsor & Newton and more will be represented. Throughout the day, artists will demonstrate technique, including: Rene Eisenbart, Sheila Ford Richmond, Barbara Mason and more!


Lecture demonstrations will be offered by Golden’s Corrine Loomis Dietz (Acrylic Innovations), Gamblin’s Scott Gellatly (Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials), Winsor & Newton’s Christine Hanlon (Professional Watercolours: Sticks & Markers).  More information coming soon on how to sign up for these exciting lectures!

New This Year!
Test, Try and BUY!!

Muse Art + Design –  will have a retail marketplace at the show this year so you can purchase your favorite products on the spot.  Muse Art and Design is Portland’s locally owned art supply store run by artists for artists, providing supplies, information, and inspiration for making art.muse logo - block (1)

Participating Vendors

Art Alternatives
Bullseye Glass
Caran d’Ache
Gamblin Artist Colors
Georgies Ceramic and Clay Co
Golden Artist Colors
Grapevine Graphics and Picture Framing
Jacquard Products
Kuretake-ZIG Pens & Markers
Savior Faire
Shizen Design
Speedball/Akua Printmaking Inks
Strathmore Artist Papers
Winsor & Newton

Artist Demonstrations

Vaughn Barker – Drawing. Pens & Markers
Christine Burdine – SPLASH Ink Colors
Meredith Dittmar – Polymer Clay
Rene Eisenbart – Watercolor / Acrylic
Sheila Ford Richmond – Fabric Painting
Scott Gellatly – Gamblin Oil
Christine Hanlon – Watercolor Sticks & Markers
Asher Katz – Jacquard SolarFast Dyes
Corrine Loomis Dietz – Golden Acrylic
Cindy Lommasson – Sumi Painting
Barbara Mason – Akua Printmaking
Christy Runyan – Clay

Special Thank You to our Sponsor
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center!!



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