Holiday Show – December 6-7

vinetteTRAG will be holding its annual Holiday Show on December 6th and 7th inside the Pioneer Center.

This year the room of the Pioneer Center will be arranged “boutique style” to allow more artist to exhibit their work. 38 artists (nearly double the amount last year) will be displaying their wares. There will be paintings, cards, glass, wood, ceramics, and textiles to choose from. Cards and other small items will also be available to complete all shopping needs.

Additionally, there will be a centralized check out process, complete with the ability to take credit cards. Artists will be available to answer questions and assist guests with the check out process.

We hope you will mark your calendars to attend this premier event.

November Artist of the Month – Thomas Tietze

Thomas Tietze

In Thomas Tietze’s hands, metals melt into sinuous sea life forms. Tahitian pearls reveal their unique shapes in carefully crafted settings. Thomas brings thirty-five years’ experience to his jeweler’s art, creating breathtaking custom designs.

Originally from Cologne, Germany, Thomas got an early start on his jewelry career. “When I was just twenty years old,” he tells us, “I was fortunate to be hired as an apprentice working for a Bay Area jewelry manufacturer. These Old World-type
training programs are now almost non-existent. This gave me a solid foundation in gold and silversmithing. I added to my skills by attending courses at San Francisco’s Revere Academy, considered by many to be the top goldsmithing academy in the country.” He was also able to study with famed Dieter Mueller-Stach at California State University, Long Beach.

Thomas’ recent focus has been on Northwest-themed jewelry, combining fine art with familiar icons. His salmon-shaped rings and rainbow trout pendants are shown in galleries from Cannon Beach to Timberline, at art festivals such as “Salmon
Days” in Issaquah, Washington, and at shows in Portland and Bend.

“The most difficult hurdle I face,” he explains, “is wearing all hats. Because I handle all facets of my business, my day is mostly spent before I walk into my studio. On a good day, I spend only four hours actually making jewelry.” Despite his
schedule, he finds time for both jewelry design and instruction at his Portland studio. Learn more about Tom and his
work at


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:

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

1 DOOR PRIZE to be awarded per Session!

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Our Mission

The mission of the guild is to promote an exchange of knowledge and information about all types of art and provide mutual support, encouragement, and education to all its members.