Oregon City Festival of the Arts – Deadline Extended!

Although we have received a great response for the Oregon City Festival of the Arts, we have decided to extend the date of Application to May 1st, and the acceptance announcement to May 15th.

If you have been thinking of applying – please do! We are particularly looking for unique genres to ensure the balance of mediums.

If you or anyone you know works in the realm of Woodworking, 3D Metal Working, Sculpting or any kind of unique expression, we urge you to apply.

This is a fun and exciting annual event that takes place each year during the second weekend of August. The Festival typically draws 2500-3000 people over the weekend with over 60 artists’ booths, food vendors, local theatrical and musical performances, an Emerging Artists’ Exhibit, a Children’s Craft Corner, and so much more.

Go to https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/call-for-artists-2020-oregon-city-festival-of-the-arts/ for details and application.

Virtual Guild Meeting – the Use of Instagram and Facebook for the Artist

by Kristina Browning
Monday April 13th 7:00 pm

If you’ve noticed some wonderful updates and changes to TRAG’s Facebook and membership Group Facebook lately, that is the work of Kristina Browning. In addition to a degree from the Art Institute of Seattle plus a successful Real Estate business and a podcast about home aesthetics, Kristina is highly knowledgeable in all kinds of social media marketing. You may also be familiar with Kristina’s own website, Facebook page and Instagram feed called Oregon City Guide which she created to promote and enhance all things about Oregon City.

TRAG is extremely fortunate to have Kristina give a Virtual Presentation through Zoom regarding the use of Instagram and Facebook and how to use this to promote your Art. Kristina plans to start from the basics and then open up the presentation for questions. If you have not used Zoom before, it is the leading app for on-line and virtual meetings. You will be able to see yourself and all attendees. You will automatically be on mute once you link in. By a raise of hands, the presenter will be able to call your name, which at that time you can unmute yourself and ask your questions. No worries – it is actually very simple and user-friendly. Here’s a great video on how to join a ZOOM call and use it for the first time: https://youtu.be/9isp3qPeQ0E. Watch this video BEFORE the scheduled call below so you’ll feel comfortable with what is happening.

HOW
You will need the following information to join on April 13 th –

Here is the link to Join the Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2208495102

Here is the Meeting ID which you will need once you click the link: 220 849 5102

Click on the link (or copy it into your browser bar) at least 15 minutes BEFORE THE MEETING STARTS so you can work out the download part (reference video above for how) – downloading zoom only has to be done the first time you use it.

See you at the meeting!

Did you take the Oregon Arts & Artists COVID-19 impact survey?

COVID-19 Arts Organizations & Artists Impact Survey

We all know the power of arts and culture to bring us together and we know that we need the arts – and artists – now more than ever to weather this challenging time.It’s difficult to predict how colleagues and friends will be affected by the coronavirus, so we are joining together to get a snapshot of the impact of what arts organizations and all the different types of artists in Oregon are facing. This will help funders be responsive, and also help all of us make the case for support to leaders in government, business and philanthropy.

Thank you in advance for taking a minute and for sharing information to help build our case. We understand there are many surveys circulating right now.

If you haven’t yet, fill out this survey being used by a consortium of regional and state-wide funders; working in partnership including the Miller Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, Tualatin Valley Creates and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Survey closes 5 p.m., Sunday, March 22 (PDT).

Additionally, Congress is making big decisions NOW about federal aid funding for the country’s nonprofit arts sector – as much as $4 billion being requested! Please ensure Oregon’s arts community is a priority by filling out a national survey from Americans for the Arts. 

Please share widely among all of your contacts and networks!Follow this link to the AFTA survey: bit.ly/nationalCOVID-19survey

Follow this link to the Oregon survey:
https://racc.org/covid19impact
Questions? Contact:Heather Nelson Kent, RACC Communications Manager, hnkent@racc.org
411 NW Park Ave Suite 101 | Portland, OR 97209 US

COVID-19 update

Due to the health issues surrounding the COVID 19 virus, and in order to protect both our members and customers, the TRAG Gallery will be closed until further notice. Additionally, the April 13th public Guild meeting at the Pioneer Center will also be cancelled. Instead, there will be a virtual Guild meeting about the use of Instagram and Facebook for the artist. All other meetings are subject to further notice. Please take care of yourselves and stay well. Let’s take this opportunity to delve into our passions and do what we love – create art and bring some much needed joy in a time we need it most. 

Trieste Andrews
President, Three Rivers Artist Guild

Call for artists: Oregon City Festival of the Arts – one more month left until the submission deadline

One more month until the Call for Artists closes for this annual event.

The Oregon City Festival of the Arts takes place on August 8th and 9th outdoors at the beautiful End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.

We are especially looking for artists in the genres of Woodworking, 3D Metalworking, Sculpture, Textiles, and Unique Mediums.

The Festival attracts 2500-3000 over the weekend. It includes over 60 Artists’ booths, all day entertainment on 2 stages, a free children’s craft corner, an emerging artist exhibit, a silent auction, and so much more.

For details and application go to:  https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/call-for-artists-2020-oregon-city-festival-of-the-arts/

TRAG Gallery Closed

Updated  3/16 11:25 pm

I am glad to hear from so many of you with questions and  concerns. The choice that Trieste and I made for short hours for the gallery weighted heavily on us. We have NOW decided to keep the gallery closed. No one needs more potential close contacts at this time. Stay home, stay healthy and enjoy the time with your loved ones.  We will be closed at least though  April 1st.      

We will not have Art in/out on the March 28th / 29th as that would bring too many people together. If someone is in need of their art at the end of the month that certainly can be arranged. So sorry to cause more worry and concerns earlier.  

We care about all of you. It is important to us to be part of the solution.

Sue Woodworth
Gallery Co-chair Coordinator
New Artist Jury Coordinator

TRAG Gallery Open / Singer Hill take out meals

This is the TRAG Gallery  3/16/2020 update due to Gov. Brown’s announcement of restaurants closing for take-out only in Oregon. Unfortunately, Singer Hill will be closed as of  Tuesday, March the 17th, 2020,  except for take outs. 

Fortunately, Singer Hill says that the TRAG gallery can stay open on a daily basis. After having discussed with Trieste Andrews the pros and cons…. We shall have “bankers hours” 9am -2pm.

We will have our TRAG sign set out with an open notice on it by the middle door that comes into the cafe. Singer Hill will be kind enough to advise customers who come in for take out orders that they are welcome to browse the gallery while waiting. 

We shall see how this goes and re-evaluate as the days go on. My hope would be that people will have cabin fever and need some place to wander safely for a bit. What better place to wander than our gallery. Art In/out will be the last weekend of March. Work your shifts. Bring in fun work for customers to see. Every sale is important. 

If you have questions or concerns or ideas please feel free to email or call. 

Sue Woodworth
Gallery Co-chair 
503-807-0353

Call to Artists: 2020 LOCAL 14 Art Show & Sale

Show dates: October 2nd – 4th, 2020
Set up – Thursday, October 1st

Application Dates: January 25th – March 15th, 2020

Detailed prospectus and application is here:
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=8373

Notice of Acceptance in early April.

Open To: All West Coast artists, from California to Alaska, including British Columbia and Idaho.

If you have questions:

SUMMER/FALL RESIDENCIES IN MEXICO: Superb live/work studio spaces

YOUR PERSONAL RESIDENCY IN MEXICO

Superb live/work studio space for artists & writers

This summer and fall you can prepare for  a show, finish a manuscript, collect your thoughts, or plan your next body of work

Located on Lake Chapala, nestled in a ring of mountains with colorful fishing villages strung like pearls along the north shore, a slower pace of life awaits you.

When it gets hot and muggy where you live, you can be here painting or writing to your heart’s content where the weather is fresh and delightful. 

We still have several private studio apartments available You can focus on  your creative work and enjoy our gorgeous scenery and  perfect year-round climate

Rates, descriptions & pictures:

Website: www.360xochiquetzal.com

For more info write: 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com

Join our group Facebook page: 360-Xochi-Quetzal
Follow us on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzal
and Instagram: @360xochiquetzal

GARDEN STAKE WORKSHOP with Phyllis Flury

Date: April 4, 2020

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Or 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Limit 10 per class

Place: Red Trillium Gallery
373 East Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale, OR, 97060 (map)

Three medium size garden stakes will be made during the class and will be taken back to my studio to be fused. They will be
available to be picked up on April 13th at the gallery from 9:00am to 5:00 pm. If this does not work for you then can be picked up at my studio at agreed upon time. Price for the workshop is $65.00 and is to be paid when you sign up for the workshop. A release will be signed the day of the workshop.

Sign up

4/4/2020 (morning)

4/4/2020 (afternoon)

Please contact Red Trillium Gallery directly if you have any questions.

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