Call to Artists for Citizens Bank rotation November thru January 2022

The next rotation for the Citizen’s Bank will begin in November.  The rotation is for 3 months total, Art In/Out will be scheduled on November 4th and 5th. There is no cost for this exhibition, and no commission is charged. Artwork must stay on display for the entire 3 months.

The bank has space for approximately 15 pieces of art.  There is space for 6 large pieces – approximately 18”x24” or so, and for 9 smaller pieces closer to 8”x10” or even slightly larger.  Please mark each submission as L for large or S for small.  You can submit both large and small pieces.

You may submit up to 5-7 pieces of wall art.  There is no provision for 3-D work in this gallery. Please email photos of your work along with your name and phone number to the Citizen’s Bank committee at or
All artwork must be titled and ready to hang on 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.

Deadline for submissions of work for this rotation is Tuesday, October 26th by 5 PM.  Send a JPEG of your artwork before that time, and the gallery manager will contact you about which pieces have been selected, the requirements for paperwork, and the art in/out scheduling.  Art must be delivered to Citizens Bank in Oregon City. This is getting to be the busy time of year, so, the earlier the better for submissions!!

If you have any questions, please contact Rhoda Bohr at

The bank employees are so happy to have our art to admire!!!

November 8th General Meeting by Zoom – Important!

Please join us by Zoom at the TRAG general meeting on November 8th at 7pm. The last meeting of 2021 will see out the current elected Board members and welcome our new board members in. You will be able to meet each of the nominees and vote that night if you have not already done so electronically through the email you received in October. Tamara Scott, the newly nominated president for 2022 will present her focus and vision for 2022. You will also be introduced to Rhoda Bohr, Vice President; Cathy Rowe, Secretary; and Nancy Graham, Treasurer.

TRAG is also excited to have a representative from Oregon Cultural Trust who will explain how a donation to Arts and Culture in Oregon can actually be paid by Oregon through your own personal taxes.  

Most importantly, TRAG would like to hear from you, our membership, for your visions and hopes for TRAG in 2022.

Come join us on Monday November 8th at 7pm!

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TRAG Members – We Need Your Vote!

TRAG bylaws state that Board members can serve up to a term of 2 years. At that point new members are nominated, and the prospective Board member selections are required to go out to the general membership for vote. All current elected positions have reached their 2-year term and we are excited that we have received nominations for all 4 positions.

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Trolley Car Mural – Fully Restored!

And the mural restoration of the Trolley car at Don Pepe’s Restaurant at 705 Main Street is finished! Through rain, wind, sun and heat, Cathy Rowe, lead muralist and TRAG member, toiled on from September 13th to October 11th and the final results are breathtaking. What was once a dilapidated cracked and indistinguishable mural originated in 1992, is now a vibrant display of colors that beg to be seen as people go about their business on Oregon City’s busy Main Street.

The restoration of the Trolley car on Main Street was the kick off event for murals once again in Oregon City. The project was financed by TRAG through Oregon City’s Metro Enhancement grant. The outstanding funding will be used for a future brand new mural at a location to be announced towards the spring/summer of 2022. Look for murals coming to Oregon City with Friends of the Library, Live Edge Salon, and White Rabbit Black Ink – to name a few. Art and culture is alive and well in Oregon City! Thank you Cathy and Oregon City for ushering us in to this momentous time.

Festival of Wreaths 2021 – We Need Artists!

OC Rotary Club has asked TRAG’s help in raising funds through the second annual Festival of the Wreaths. Rotary is asking for artists to partner with their members to create wreaths, or even just to hire one of TRAG’s artists to make a wreath. TRAG will help with the cost of materials if needed. The deadline for wreaths is October. Have your wreath completed no later than October 30th – Or, bring your materials to the VFW Hall on Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m., and make your wreath there with the help of some artists and other Rotarians.

If you would like to participate in this fun and meaningful event, please contact for more information.

Rotary International is an international service organization. The club’s stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organization open to all. Their principal motto is “Service Above Self”. This motto is personified in the Rotary Club of Oregon City’s contributions to our community. They include volunteerism and contributions to the Cub Scouts, meals to Father’s Heart Ministries, the Homeless Resource Fair offering services to disadvantaged, annual distribution of dictionaries to Oregon City’s third graders, and supporter and supplier to Oregon City Head Start. Last year, the OC Rotary helped fund a mobile shower cart for the homeless and it has proven to be a great success. All these contributions are supported by fundraisers throughout the year by the OC Rotary Club. The Festival of the Wreaths last year who TRAG partnered on proved to be a huge success and we are looking forward to being a strong supporter again this year.

Restoration of the Trolley Car Mural at 705 Main Street Has Begun!

On September 20th, TRAG’s own Cathy Rowe began work on the Trolley Car Restoration. The Mural is located at 705 Main Street under Don Pepe’s restaurant. A kick of event took place on September 25th for the public. Tables and chairs were set up across the street at Edward Jones and the Bridgewater Beer and Wine Supply. Don Pepe’s offered complimentary chips and salsa as the public had a chance to take a seat and enjoy the progress. Lots of smiles and conversations as we all watched Cathy and enjoyed the views!

More news on new potential murals will be announced in the coming months.

To see a newsclip that aired on Friday September 24th about the mural restoration and featured Cathy Rowe the muralist, and Trieste Andrews president of TRAG, go to

Oregon City Announces the New Art Commission!

Mayor Rachel Lyles Smith with Commissioner Rocky Smith has selected an Art Commission for Oregon City. The official announcement and appointments were presented at the City Commissioner meeting on Thursday evening September 15th. This is an important and exciting step In Oregon City’s focus to bring Arts and Culture to the forefront in Oregon City’s vision for the future.

Trieste Andrews from TRAG was appointed a 3-year position. 8 additional members include representation from 6 local art organizations plus two citizen appointees completing the 9-member commission.

More to come in TRAG’s news as the new Art Commission begins its mission to integrate art and culture into Oregon City.

The following appointees comprise the Oregon City Art Commission:

Emma Lugo 1 year
Mary Andrus 1 year
Josh Planton 1 year (Citizen Rep)
Jenn Woodward 2 year
Selena Jones 2 year
Tammy Jo Wilson 2 year
Karen Buerhig 3 year (Citizen Rep)
Tima Carlson 3 year
Trieste Andrews 3 year

Call for Artists: 2021 Holiday Show

The Holiday Show will be taking place on the weekend of December 4 and 5.

Times for the events will be Saturday from 9 am till 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am till 4 pm.
Set up will be on Friday, December 3 from 3 pm till 7 pm. Please do not show up any earlier unless you are assisting with set up.

This show is for TRAG membership that have been juried into a TRAG event or the gallery. If you are sharing a booth, your partner must follow the same guidelines.

There are 38 spaces available. 35, 8 feet wide by 6 feet deep spaces at $60 and 3, 2 feet deep by 12 feet wide [these are spaces at the end of rows]at $40.

If you are a returning artist from the 2019 show and would like to request the same location, please let us know.

You must have your own display set-up. There are several tables available at the facility: 3 @ 30” by 96” and 9 @ 30” by 72”. Please send in your request to Lynda.

This show will be first come with applications for participation. If we are unable to fill the event during this first Call to Artists, we’ll send out a second call the beginning of November.

Please include at least 2 photos of your work for advertising purposes. We’ll have a postcard created to post on Facebook and email to clientele.

You will receive notification of acceptance by the end of October along with further instructions and information on set up.

If you have any further questions or comments, contact Lynda Orzen at

Who said watching paint dry was boring!

Join Oregon City on Saturday, September 25 from 11 am till 4 pm.

Murals are once again allowed in Oregon City. The first project to take place is the restoration of the historic mural “First Trolley” at 705 Main Street above the Don Pepe’s restaurant. The project will take place from September 20th to October 2nd.

On Saturday September 25th there will be a viewing event from 11-4. Tables and chairs will be set up for viewing while you munch on chips and salsa from Don Pepe’s restaurant. Please feel free to order a yummy Mexican dinner to go after the project.

The mural of the “First Trolley” was created by artist Larry Kangas in 1992. The building was originally constructed in 1908 and has held the OK Barber Shop and later a confectionery store. It is one of the few remaining wood frame buildings on Main Street.

The mural is a depiction of one of the first trolleys on Oregon City’s Main Street. The face of the conductor in the front of the trolley is that of businessman Urb Arbour, then owner of the building.

September 13th Virtual Meeting: Stevens-Crawford Heritage House proposed transition to arts center

We are having a TRAG member meeting on 9/13/21 from 7-8:30 pm on Zoom.  

Please come and hear a presentation about the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House Museum proposed transition to a community arts and culture center.   

This new direction would establish Stevens Center for Arts & Culture (SCAC) as a destination in Clackamas county.  This is exciting news for TRAG members!  

We will also be discussing the upcoming election of officers and our board members can answer any questions you have about the board positions. This is an exciting time for our guild. Come and hear all that is happening!  

Hope to see you there.
Tamara Scott, secretary.

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Time: Sep 13, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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