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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.