The Three Rivers Artist Guild will be holding a one-day block party Art Festival at the Singer Hill Café on May 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TRAG is looking for 20 artists to participate.
There are no jury requirements. We will be accepting artists on a first come first serve basis.
The booth fee is $25 for the day.
Set up begins at 7 a.m. on May 8th. Festival opens at 9:30 a.m.
It will be held with strict COVID safety precautions. One way in and one way out with an open-air market in front of the gallery as you enter, spaces available on the side gardens, and booths in the Singer Hill Parking lot.
Two spaces are available as you enter the Festival from the Gallery doors. Seven spaces in the side garden area will accommodate a 3-sided table set up. Up to an 8 ft table in front and two side tables of up to 6 feet each. In case of inclement weather bring a protective covering. 12 spaces (3 rows of 4 booths each) are available in the Singer Hill Parking lot. This space will accommodate a 10 x 10 feet tented booth with 2 feet in between each one. Path will be marked for one way only through the booths.
If at all possible, we are asking artists to bring a small DIY project for the public. These can be as simple as a pair of beaded earrings, a bracelet or a coloring book picture. This is not a requirement, but we would appreciate your participation. If you can contribute, please make 25. Be sure to use what you have on hand and make it as inexpensive and simple as possible. Put them in individual bags for the public to pick up. These “DIY Stations” will be scattered throughout the Festival and offered to the public as a scavenger hunt.
Points to consider:
Sales and Wifi: There may be a possible connection to the gallery but this is not guaranteed. Plan your sales per your phone with square or have cash available.
The gallery will NOT be able to provide you with change.
You’re more than welcome to share any artist’s space with a friend. 1 fee for each artist area NOT 1 fee for each artist.
Your booth needs to be always manned. TRAG will not be able to provide back-up for breaks. You can always make arrangements with your neighbor.
If permitted by the City, Food trucks may be at the event. Bring a beverage and food as back-up.
Portable toilets will be on site
Volunteers will be available for set up and crowd monitoring.
To apply for Spring Fling, fill out the form below.
The Three Rivers Gallery and Gifts welcomes spring and the long-awaited warmer days as artists fill the gallery for the April, May, and June rotation.
We all see the struggles for business to rebuild as the gallery struggles without a cafe. The owners of Singer Hill have begun to see a steady stream of prospective new tenants for the café, and we are grateful that they are diligent in finding a tenant that best fits our location.
The new spring rotation heralds in 24 of our steadfast artists and 2 new artists that have recently joined TRAG. Our social media team continues to reach out daily with posts on Instagram and Facebook. Remember to comment and share TRAG’s posts. This helps Facebook keep our Gallery in the public’s eye and bring people into the Gallery to see TRAG’s unique and beautiful Pacific Northwest art. The Gallery’s current hours are: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
Are you bored at home? Miss being around the gallery art and artists? We have Wi-Fi, large tables for artists to work on projects, and even coffee and lunch across the street at “The Hive”. Since TRAG prefers 2 artists per shift, we need your help for staffing. Come play with your art, your shift partner, or even just yourself – and visit for a half day or one-day at the Gallery!
Sue Woodworth Holly Kroening Jeanne Kelly Brown Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts Coordinators
There are some people that are sincerely sweet by nature. Their concern for others and kind words are never put on. When they ask, “How are you?” They genuinely want to know – and they have big enough shoulders to help carry your burden if that is the case. Holly Kroenig is one such person and we are blessed to have her not only as a member of the Guild, but one of our Gallery Managers.
Holly is actually one of our longest standing members. She joined TRAG in 2003, and immediately took the responsibility of hanging art in the Gallery for each rotation – and she has never stopped. From TRAG’s days at the old Friends of the Library store to the gallery at Singer Hill, Holly’s impeccable Artist’s eye displays our members’ artwork with flair and elegance. Colors are coordinated to best please the eye of the customer, and you will often see Holly tirelessly arranging and rearranging the pieces for the perfect presentation. Holly is renowned for her skill at Gallery coordination not just for TRAG but for our Community. She also runs the Art Pavilion at the Clackamas County Fair each year, and helps hang the art for the Charbonneau Art Festival.
Holly Kroenig is an award-winning artist in her own right. She regularly presents at her local gallery in Arizona, the Charbonneau Art show, and always at the TRAG Gallery. Her larger pieces of a locomotive train and a roaring lion were quickly sold when she first presented them, and customers often come into the Gallery specifically asking for her artwork. You can find more of Holly’s work at Fine Art America https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/holly-kroening/shop and Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollyJKFineArt. Holly is one of our most successful artists with the Guild, and we are so grateful and fortunate to have her. Next time you see Holly – thank her for her service. TRAG would not be what we are today without her.
Trieste Andrews, President Susan Woodworth, Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts Manager
To connect, support, and present the thriving community of artists, studios, workshops, guilds, and galleries in our region; and to build awareness of the West Columbia Gorge as a Fine Art destination.
Fall Festival of the Arts 2021 combines 2 days of art events, Saturday, September 18th through Sunday, September 19th, 2021. The event has strong art, business, and community backing. Musicians, local food and drinks, and local restaurants will be participating at and near the Festival site.
Fall Festival of the Arts 2021 takes place outside in the beautiful Glen Otto Park and two other sites within a block of the Park in Troutdale, Oregon; The Gateway to the Columbia Gorge.
Things to Expect:
Booths spread out over 3 sites with one way pathway to provide COVID safety and procedures. The additional 2 sites are one block from Glenn Otto Park
Planned and organized by Cascadia Art Association with Event Coordinator, Social Media Specialist, volunteers and professional artists. Members get a Booth discount. www.cascadiaartsassoc.org
Strong Marketing Plan to Surrounding Region
Dedication to Meet Artist Needs to the Best of Our Abilities
Artist Break Tent
Assistance with Load In and Load Out
Early Setup available on Friday September 17th
Hotel Discounts with Participating Hotels
Silent Auction Fundraiser for Cascadia Arts Association
Deadline to sign up for the January/February/March rotation is March 27th.
Call for Artists is now open for our April/May/June rotation at Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts located at 623 7th Street, Oregon City.
What you need to know:
This Rotation Period is for three (3) months
The fee to participate in the Rotation Period is $60.00.
30% commission on all sold items (rotation fee and commission pay for our rent and gallery expenses).
All art must be juried in. All art must be original to the artists.
Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.
Each Artist participating in the Rotation Period must work either one (1) full day, or two (2) half days each month. If you don’t feel comfortable working, your shifts will be covered.
Art in and out – March 28, 29, 30 from 10 am till 2 pm Next art in and out – end of June, days to be announced later.
All accepted artists will receive a separate email with links to schedule art in and out and shifts at the gallery.
Customers are required to wear masks.
The Gallery has a table set up with one-time disposable masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Disposable gloves are also available in other areas of the gallery. Only Customers wearing gloves will be allowed to touch artists’ items and look through bin prints and cards.
No customer will be allowed to try on any jewelry or clothing accessories.
A clear plastic barrier is installed at the cash register.
Oregon City Chamber of Commerce Exhibit Regulations
Membership in Three Rivers Artist Guild (“TRAG”) is current.
Both 2D artists and 3D artists are welcome to participate. This Gallery will not be manned by Artists, so we are unable to offer binned items, jewelry or cards.
Art will be exhibited for two to three months, mirroring the TRAG Gallery rotation schedule duration, at Oregon City Chamber of Commerce, 615 High Street #102, Oregon City. Artwork may not be removed without approval of the Chamber Gallery Committee.
The art does not need to be juried so we ask the artist to present appropriate subject matter. All artwork must be original and made by the submitting Artist. Depending on the dimensions and number of participants, Artists may submit between 3 and 8 pieces.
All artwork must be ready to hang on the wall with appropriate wire and either framed or finished in a professional manner. On the reverse side of work, there must be the Artist’s name, phone number and other contact information along with the title and a price if for sale.
Artists must provide a one-page Artist Statement with photo of the Artist, and a dozen business cards.
The Chamber Gallery Committee, and/or Oregon City Chamber of Commerce has the right to accept or reject any artwork due to size limitations, content or quality.
Art In/Out: Artists will be scheduled for a 20-minute appointment to bring their art in or pick it up, to maintain COVID gathering/social distancing restrictions. Masks are required. If you miss your appointment, alternate arrangements have to be made with the Chamber Gallery Committee, preferably prior to your appointment.
Sales: If works sell, the Artist is responsible to coordinate with Buyer and keeps 100% of sale. Artist is responsible for shipping and billing. Artist will replace work with another comparable piece and provide all inventory information to the Chamber Gallery Committee.
While every effort is made to safeguard the works, TRAG is not responsible for any missing or damage to artworks. All works are exhibited in public spaces which are locked during non-work hours.
On March 8th, 2021 at 7pm the TRAG General meeting will feature Matthew Broderick from Jolly Good Media. His topic will be “Using Google and Internet Security” a timely and relevant topic for all of us.
Matthew is the owner of Jolly Good Media, a company that specializes in website design, management, online marketing, and video marketing. He is a wealth of information for anyone interested or actively involved in online marketing. The subject of “Internet Security” is crucial to all of us – not only artists. The meeting is always open to all so forward out the information to anyone you think may be interested.
March 8th Meeting Details
Time: Mar 8, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 895 2639 0911 One tap mobile +13462487799,,89526390911# US (Houston) +16699006833,,89526390911# US (San Jose)
Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) Meeting ID: 895 2639 0911 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcGIdlQW8n
Make|Learn|Build grants offer funding for artists and arts-based businesses/organizations in three categories:
MAKE: the creation of work in any artistic discipline
LEARN: artistic or administrative learning, skill building, or professional development that improve your art practice or business
BUILD: a transition or pivot for an arts business or operations, including purchase of equipment or staffing costs
Submit only one application at a time for Make|Learn|Build grants. Choose your category at either the $1,500 or $3,000 funding level.
Round one applications close: March 17, 5 p.m. PST Round two applications close: May 19, 5 p.m. PST
Grant awards will be based on funds available, panel rankings, and RACC’s stated values to serve under-represented communities.Applicants must live or have a business in Multnomah, Washington, or Clackamas counties.
Corner 14 is the new Food Cart/Brewhouse opening in 2-3 weeks on the corner of 14th and Washington in Oregon City. They asked TRAG to help with some artwork and decorating inside the brewhouse. It’s a great opportunity, and we are excited to offer TRAG’s artists’ work.
They are looking for black and white photos of both historic and current pictures of Oregon City. These can be both people and landmarks in the City.
What we need from you: either a link to your websites or a jpg of the artwork you are submitting and your contact information. TRAG will forward it on to the owner. The owner will then contact you directly for information on price and installation. TRAG is more than willing to help out in any way.
Time is of the essence since Corner 14 is planning on opening by the 3rd week of February. Please consider submitting as soon as you can!
On January 11, 2021 the TRAG General meeting will feature Robert Piatt and “The Art of Art Sales”
Robert has helped many people over the years expand their understanding of human nature when it comes to the art of selling and improving their sales skills. Robert has found that for many people, sales can be a challenge. Robert will take us through some of the key principles of what makes a transaction happen.
Join us Monday, January 11th for this informative and enjoyable presentation.
January 11th Meeting Details
Time: Jan 11, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 882 4098 0598 One tap mobile +16699006833,,88240980598# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,88240980598# US (Tacoma)
Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 882 4098 0598 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kiGwgXq94