Gallery Installed in New Oregon City Chamber of Commerce Offices

Mid-June, the new offices of the Chamber of Commerce located at 615 High Street were made into an off-site gallery. CEO of the Chamber, Victoria Meinig reached out to the guild after moving into their new location. The facility had lots of empty wall space that needed to be adorned with pieces of art.
The 12 artists showing at this time are Ingrid Aubry, Photography; Marv Binegar, Photography; Sue Thomas, Painting; Vona Adams-Lawrence, Painting;
Elaine Swyt, Photography; Holly Kroening, Painting; Jeanne Cardana, Drawing; Bonnie Moore, Painting; Kerry Edwards, Photography; Gary Blumenthal, Wood; Trieste Andrews, Painting and Tamara Scott, Mixed Media.

Three Rivers Artist Gallery Reopening August 1st and a Call for Artists!!

It is an exciting time for all of us! TRAG is taking precautionary but steady steps to reopen the gallery on August 1st dependent upon reopening regulations at that time.

Susan Woodworth,  Jeanne Kelly Brown and Holly Kroening will be co-chairing the Gallery and acting as Gallery committee. With our ever present Covid-19 challenges and restrictions in place, we believe it is in the best interest of the Guild and our members’ health to keep the Gallery Committee small.

After much discussion and review here is an overview of the Gallery’s plans and progress so far:

Gallery Renovation

  • A small group of TRAG members – Susan Woodworth, Holly Kroening, Jeanne Kelly Brown, Susan Thomas and Trieste Andrews – recently repainted the Gallery walls including the two small rooms and bathroom. We are also looking into replacing the rugs in the two smaller rooms. The walls are now a wonderful bright white to accent the forthcoming Artwork, and the Gallery is now much more visible as you step into the large room of the café.
  • Plans are also underway for additional signage and decorative items to draw customers’ eyes to the Gallery entrance.
  • Additionally, Yvonne’s has requested the Guild’s Artwork to be installed in all areas of the café. This will give our Artists considerably more space to display and sell their artwork.

Rotation and Hours of Operation

The 1st rotation will be from August 1st through October. Rotations will follow every 3 months with a new call for artists.

Art In: Saturday and Sunday, July 25th and 26th, 2020.
Art Out: Saturday and Sunday, October 24th and 25th, 2020.

Artists will be scheduled every 15 minutes. Artists will be responsible for their own inventory and Art items. We plan to make Art in and out… simple! Masks are mandatory and gloves and hand sanitizers will be made available.

  • The Gallery will follow the opening and hours of the café. If Yvonne’s Cafe is open per Oregon State Covid restrictions/requirements, the Gallery will remain open. If the Cafe is closed – The Gallery is closed. 
  • Hours:  The Gallery’s hours will also follow the Café’s, and will be 7 days a week, 9am – 2pm. Additional events at later hours are currently being discussed.
  • We appreciate that some of our TRAG members may be worried, fearful, and hesitant with a reopening the gallery. This is totally understandable. With that in mind, we are working on a plan to offer Gallery shift coverage for those who are not ready to venture out yet. 

Safety Precautions

  • When the gallery is open for customers, we will have a table set up with one-time disposable masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Only Customers wearing gloves will be allowed to touch artists’ items and look through bin prints and cards. Bin prints and cards will all require protective sleeves. No customer will be allowed to try on any jewelry or clothing accessories. 
  • All art displayed for sale must have a visible tag displayed on the front or next to it noting artist, medium and the price. This will prevent customers from handling the piece and turning it over to check price or contact info. 
  • A clear plastic barrier will be installed at the cash register and possibly a portable one for showing customers items in the jewelry cabinets. 
  • In discussions with Yvonne, she is adamant that her customers will be required to wear masks into the cafe to order, take out or wait inside for service. 
  • TRAG is currently looking into the maximum customers allowed inside the Gallery at any given time per Covid regulations. The 6-foot social distancing requirement will be strictly followed and calculated with the Gallery’s own square footage.  

Call for Artists

  • In celebration of the Gallery’s reopening, and the opportunity to install artwork throughout the café, we will welcome any and all artwork from our Guild members. Yes – if you created it and feel like you want to display it – send in your application!
  • The fee is $60 for the 3-month rotation ($20 per month). As before, Artists will receive 70% of each sale; TRAG will receive a 30% commission. 
  • The deadline to sign up for the August/September/October rotation is Sunday, July 19th, 2020.

Virtual Guild Meeting – How to Promote Your Art Locally

“How to Promote Your Art Locally – presented by Patricia Davidson

We wish to invite you to our July 13th TRAG meeting program from 7pm – 8:30pm via ZOOM The meeting will feature our very own Oregon Landscape and Nature Photographer, Patricia Davidson. Patricia will be presenting, “How to Promote Your Art Locally”.

The following is the agenda planned for the July 13th TRAG meeting via Zoom:

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Board business/announcements
7:30 to 8:15 pm – Patricia Davidson Presentation “How to Promote Your Art Locally”
8:15 to 8:30 pm – member opportunity to share art!

This will surely be a wonderful evening and opportunity to connect with each other virtually and to experience this wonderful presentation.

See you on the 13th!

Please click on the following link to access the meeting on July 13th at 7pm.

Topic: TRAG General Public Meeting
Time: Jul 13, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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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 Watch this video BEFORE the scheduled call below so you’ll feel comfortable with what is happening.

Upcoming Workshops and Classes at Red Trillium Gallery

Pointillism Class with Parris Foley
Jun 27, 2020

Vintage Tag Journal with Camille Ainsworth
Jul 11, 2020

“Van Gogh’s the starry night” Class with Renee Chaffee
Jul 11, 2020

“Lavender Fields” Beginner Paint Class with Renee Chaffee
Jul 12, 2020

Using Nichiban Tape as Masking with Mary Elle
Jul 13, 2020

Garden Stake Workshop with Phyllis Flury
Jul 18, 2020

Intro to Photoshop for Photographers Class with Patrick Campbell
Jul 18, 2020

The Magic of Silk Painting with Linda Swindle
Jul 19, 2020 – Jul 20, 2020

Felted, Fused & Funky Fun with Linda Swindle
Jul 21, 2020

Magic of Watercolor Class with Bonnie Moore
Jul 23, 2020

Call for Artist: The 37th Annual Charbonneau Festival of the Arts

Organizers of the Charbonneau Festival of the Arts (CFA), announces the 37th Annual “Art with Flair – The Virtual Exhibition.” For the entire month of October, the virtual show will present a virtual Art Gallery and Music Stage show featuring all major art media formats presenting participating artist and musician portfolios, directly connecting to their websites and social media for purchase.

As all proceeds support the art programs for our local high schools, student art projects and exhibits will be highlighted using video in this virtual show. In addition, the very popular, fund-raiser Silent Auction will go virtual as well, beginning in October. Plans are to present awards for “People’s Choice” and for best in media category, depending on participation. Partnerships with Pamplin Media and other local media outlets, will help artists promote their participation in this year’s virtual show.

Artist Call

All 2D and 3D art media artists are invited to apply. Artists will not be juried but reviewed for acceptable content. Artists will be able to present their work in our virtual “Artist Gallery” with their very own Portfolio page including photos of their artwork in a beautiful gallery format and where interested viewers can contact the artist directly for purchase. In addition, we are offering hanging artists, the option to add a virtual 3D hanging gallery, if they wish. 

 Musician Call

Jazz and Classical music artists who perform as soloists or in small combos or ensembles, are invited to audition. Here too, the musicians will be able to present their work on their own Portfolio page with sound clips and video and where interested viewers can contact the artist directly.

If you have questions, email

Call for Artists: 200 For Under $200

Featuring 200 12″x12″ Wood Panel Pieces for Under $200 Each

How to Enter:

  • This is a juried show with awards and prizes, open to both OSA members and non- members.
  • Accepted mediums: oil, encaustic, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, charcoal and dry media, photography, mixed media collage (must be the artist’s original work), 3D work must fit within the wood panel dimensions and be ready and able to hang as per the instructions on page 2.
  • The Entry Fee is:
    All Artists: $35 for 1 panel ($15 for each additional panel, up to 3 total). Entry Fee includes a 12” x 12” cradled birch panel from American Easel.

Rules for Entry

  • All artwork must be created on OSA provided wood panels.
  • Artwork must be unframed and the edges must be finished for this show. Raw edges will not be accepted.
  • All work must be for sale and priced at $200 or below.
  • Work must remain on exhibit for the entire duration of the show. Work sold may be picked up the week of December 21st.
  • The artist may not arrange for the work to be sold outside OSA during the duration of the show.
  • You must fill out and sign an OSA Consignment Form.
  • Arrangements for delivery of work sold must be made between the artist and buyer if the buyer is not local.
  • The Gallery reserves the right to reject artwork that crosses acceptable lines. This would include misogynistic imagery, depiction of extreme violence or graphic sexuality, and objectionable political or religious imagery.
  • OSA does not take commission on this show. In leiu of this, we ask that artists consider donating to OSA if their piece(s) sell.

Show Dates:

*open to entries while supplies last

TAKE-IN: November 30th, 10am – 4pm December 1st, 10am – 1pm

SHOW OPENS: December 3rd RECEPTION: December 3rd, 6pm-8:30pm SHOW CLOSES: January 7th

PICK-UP: January 8th, 10am – 1pm January 9th, 10am – 4pm

Call for Artists! Oregon City Chamber of Commerce

Oregon City Chamber of Commerce
615 High Street Oregon City

The OC Chamber of Commerce moved into a new office the first week of June. It is located directly across from the Oregon City Elevator entrance on the second floor. The entrance off the street side is at 615 High Street in Oregon City. The Chamber has over 500 SF of blank wall space that they would like TRAG to decorate with local Art.

Both 2D artists and 3D artists are welcome to participate. Although TRAG will be invited to participate in the Chamber’s Grand Opening hopefully in July,

This Gallery will not be manned by Artists. Because of this, we are unable to offer jewelry or cards at this time. TRAG will follow the direction of Clackamas County Art Alliance’s local business galleries and offer the Art by direct contact with the Artist. TRAG will install the artwork for the Artists, but a placard will be displayed beside each art piece with Artist’s name and contact info.

Any potential sales will be negotiated directly between the Artist and the Buyer. Artists will receive 100% of the sales. All Artists will be asked to sign a Hold Harmless agreement that will protect both TRAG and the Chamber of Commerce from all liability.

Time is of the essence: since the Chamber would like to have the Artists’ work installed for their Grand Opening in July.  If you are interested in participating, please either call or text Holly Kroening at 503-421-7620 as soon as possible. Thank you for your consideration and support!

Call for Artists: 8×8 Art Gallery for Art for the Heart

8×8 Art Gallery @ Art for the Heart

Create for a good cause! Donate 8×8 artworks to support The Arts Center.

The Second Annual 8×8 Gallery is an invitation to all established, emerging, and youth artists from across the service region — All artists are encouraged to create and submit work.

Works of all media will be shown in the 8×8 Art Show in the Corrine Woodman Gallery, and be a part of our fall gala fundraiser Art for the Heart (October 10, 2020). Your donated artworks will be sold for at least $40, and all proceeds will support creative community arts programs.

For more information, contact Kimberly Long

Red Trillium Gallery Workshop & Classroom Space

I represent Red Trillium Gallery in Troutdale, Oregon.  A local artist coop of 40 artists, which was opening its lower level for classes two weeks prior to the covid-19 shut down.  We are now starting over with bookings, new policy, and direction due to the virus.  With that being the case we are also lowering our classroom rental 50%  through the end of July to get us back up and running.  August will also have a discount on space rental. 

Would you be interested in giving a class knowing we have room for social distancing?  Troutdale being a nice, small safe place, to start reopening for classes. A chance to   “Break Out  Safely “.  Edgefield is a great place for people to stay if students are interested in a workshop. 

Jerilyn Walker
Red Trillium Gallery

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