Membership Conduct and Rules Policy

Dear Guild Members –

Over the past year, TRAG has worked hard on a Membership Conduct and Rules policy for our members. The policy not only defines TRAG’s membership, but affords our members the assurance of a work environment that is free from harassment and/or hostility. I often tell people that I’m not sure why TRAG works as well as it does, but it does, and of course it is because of our members. However, our past and current board also believes that, as with any organization, it is important that we have a policy in place that protects our members in case issues come up. With that in mind, I am attaching the TRAG Membership Conduct and Rules Policy. Please know that we have your best interests in mind, and if needed, you can report any issue that you believe needs to be addressed.”

Thanks for all your help and support. 

Trieste Andrews

President, Three Rivers Artist Guild

“Intro to Resin” – workshop with Alison Reyes

March 13, 14 & 15
Hours: 11am to 2:30pm

Cost per person: $295 + $40 supply fee

Day One: Learn all of the resin basics with a hands on exercise. Plan
and prep your large painting.
Day Two: Follow your plan and do a base coat to support it. After a
snack break, dive into the details!
Day Three: Mount your hanger and clear coat with epoxy! Bring home
a 12” by 16” beautiful ready to hang ocean themed art piece.

Registration – Contact Beth Schilling at
Make check payable to: Red Trillium Gallery
Mail to: 373 East Historic Columbia River Hwy

Troutdale, OR 97080

Red Trillium Gallery
373 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97080

Women’s Heritage Figures – Call for Artists!

Did you know that this year 2020 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Oregon’s ratification of Amendment 19 which placed women’s voting rights in the Constitution? TRAG has been asked to participate in a year long celebration celebrating women’s rights over the past 100 years. Clackamas County Heritage Council, CCHC, recently asked the Guild to create ten 5-foot cut out figures that depict women’s rights since the mid 1850’s.

These will have a cut out for the face so that the public can take pictures of themselves inside them. Think of the Suffragettes of the 1800’s, Rosie the Riveter from the 1940’s, the bra-burning hippies from the 1960’s, and the #metoo women’s march just 2 years ago. These are only some of the ideas we will be presenting to our artists and participating sponsors.

They will be installed in various places around town, and will receive recognition and exposure through social media, newspapers, and a possible “scavenger hunt”. Artists will be compensated for their work in creating the figures.

Please email if you would like to be a part of this exciting event either as an artist or a volunteer.

More information to follow. 

Updated on May 3, 2020

Thanks to all who volunteered for this project. Originally 8 TRAG artists were going to create historical figures depicting women’s rights to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Women Suffragette movement. Each figure was to be a life-size cutout which the public could take a photo opportunity with. They were to be installed at the Heritage sites and various businesses in Oregon City. However, when the pandemic hit, the plans were put aside.
A virtual meeting with the Clackamas County Heritage Council was held on April 15th. Possibilities were discussed to either postpone or continue by a different method. Ideas were considered such as an application like Jib Jab where the public can superimpose their faces onto virtual figures and/or the distribution of coloring books. A second meeting took place just this past week, and it was decided to decrease the number of heritage figures from 8 to 2. These will be installed at 2818 NE 10th Ave in Portland from May 16-30th during the “Parading in Place” event sponsored by the Rose Festival. Go to ( for more information on this fun event.

Updated on September 6, 2020


For Release February 10 to April 1, 2020
Contact: Jean Hauge,

All water media artists are invited to the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society (SWWS) sponsored workshop with Anji Grainger from April 8 – 11, 2020. Elements of Texture & Design is the title of this workshop to be held at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 2400 Grant Street, Vancouver, WA.

From Anji . . . “As an instructor, I teach technique rather than a specific project. I focus on building skills that apply to all types of painting, from abstract to representational art. This way the student can use what they learn in their own creative style.”

In this workshop we will create dynamic, textured patterns by employing nontraditional techniques using plant materials, herbs, salt, stones and other elements. We will see how watercolor pigments react and leave beautiful patterns on our surfaces.

Seating is limited  – register now. For Registration contact Rita Bingham at Or visit for more information on the Spring Workshop. The cost is $350 (SWWS member) or $400 (non-member).

“Nature’s Jewels” by Anji Grainger

Call for artists: Earth Day Network wants to feature your art

Earth Day Network’s new initiative, Artists for the Earth™, is inviting artists and arts organizations around the globe to join with Earth Day 2020 and the 50th Anniversary by featuring their work on our pages.

We’re looking for creative pieces focused on the natural world—whether addressing an environmental issue or exalting its wonder and beauty. If you’re an artist who has a work celebrating the planet, we’d love to add your project to our gallery.

(And if you’re not an artist but know of any artists or arts organizations who would like to participate, please forward them this link:

Art is a crucial way of reaching people. It operates in ways that science alone cannot, making the difficult subject of climate change personal, engaging people’s hearts and inspiring the will to change.

We are eager to give artists everywhere a platform for their work, a way to join the environmental movement and to be part of the celebration of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary!

For our planet,

Shelley Rogers
Artists for the Earth Coordinator

Call for artists: 6x6x2020

6×6 returns for the 13th year

Last year you helped us create an international exhibition of over 5,000 artworks! We are reaching out in hopes that you will participate and help us promote 6×6 to your community.

6×6 is an international phenomenon of thousands of artworks from all over the world and it’s completely free to enter. Simply fill out an entry form and mail, or deliver your 6-inch by 6-inch artwork to Rochester Contemporary Art Center by April 11 or postmarked April 10.

6×6 is hosted by Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo), a small, non-profit art center in Rochester, NY! This annual exhibition, raises critical funds needed to pay artists, maintain our building and administer contemporary art programming. You can enter up to three artworks to be a part of this amazing project and support our mission.

Not an artist? Please share our international call for entries with your community.

Learn more about 6×6 at and on social media using #roco6x6 and @roco137.

Please email us if you have any questions or would like further information.

Thank you!
The RoCo Crew

Call for Art: You are Not a Robot

2D, 3D, digital media, social practice, and installation

Application Deadline: Sunday March 15, 2020
Application fee $15.00


Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts – 57th Year
Show Dates: June 26, 27, and 28, 2020

You are Not a Robot” takes a positive, humorous, honest, and unflinching look at ourselves as humans. This exhibit examines humanity’s emotional logical, bringing together artwork and projects that reflect the familiar complexities of life; asking questions with no definitive answer. As we bravely navigate our daily lives, we are keenly aware of the risks we take. Still, we venture forth with optimism that we will make the best decisions we can based on information from our complex personal and social experiences. Our logical calculations include the incalculable, such as emotions, beliefs, ethics, traumas, joys, love, legacy, loyalty, and longing. All personal truths are valid, as chance has brought us together in this moment from our different paths. “You are Not a Robot” is an exhibition focused on examining trust in one’s perception and building a dialogue towards broader understanding and inclusivity.

Featured guest artists : Jen Brown, Alan Rose, Cayla Skillin-Blauchle, Quire

This exhibition will take place in conjunction with the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, at the Lakewood Center for the Arts inside a converted dance studio on the top floor. Artworks will be displayed on white temporary walls arranged throughout the space. The gallery will be open and monitored for the duration of the festival.


Works Eligible: Open to Oregon artists

  • Two-dimensional work in any medium is eligible as long as it’s smaller than 72 inches (height) x 72 inches (width) and can be displayed on the temporary walls, and must include horizontal picture hanging hardware installed on the back of the artwork.
  • Three-dimensional pieces are eligible as long as they are smaller than 7 feet (height) x 48 inches (width) x 36 inches (depth) Oddly composed 3D art, the artist must provide the appropriate sculpture stand for their presentation.
  • Wall-hung artwork must be display ready, either framed or mounted and must include horizontal picture hanging hardware installed on the back of the artwork (no zigzag sawtooth hardware).
  • All artwork must be display ready, either framed or mounted and must include horizontal picture hanging hardware installed on the back of the artwork (no zigzag sawtooth hardware). Art must be able to fit through a standard size door.

*Please note: curators will not construct any hanging devices. Work must be delivered ready to hang on a wall or stand up on a pedestal.


A maximum of 10 works may be submitted per artist. Entries must be received no later than the Application deadline. You are Not a Robot juried exhibit reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry.

Artists whose work is not accepted for inclusion in You are Not a Robot may choose to participate in the Festival Open Show. For information about the Open Show, refer to Open Show Call to Artists.

This call for art will be reviewed and curators by Art in Oregon (AiO); co-founders and artists, Owen Premore and Tammy Jo Wilson. AiO fully embraces the philosophy and goals of the Festival of the Arts. Artists will be selected based on adherence to the stated theme, originality, personal voice, and technical skill.


All artwork submitted must be for sale. The price shall be at the discretion of the artist. A 40% commission from all sales will be retained by the Festival. Prices assigned by the artist must include the Festival commission. All commission proceeds benefit the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, a nonprofit organization.


Applications will be available at

Artists must complete an online application with an accurate email that will be valid throughout the process and through the show dates. This email address will be used to notify you of your status. Notification of accepted or declined status will be emailed to the email address you use in the application process. Please check your application email inbox for all correspondence.

Your application must include:

  • Detailed information about each submitted artwork, including medium and dimensions.
  • Up to 10 images emailed to
  • Payment of the $15.00 application fee


Unless alternative arrangements have been confirmed with the curator, Artists must deliver their work personally to the Lakewood Center, 368 S State Street, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034 on:

  • June 10, Wednesday 4-6pm & June 11, Thursday, 11am-1pm, 2020

Should the work not be sold, artists are responsible for picking up their artworks. Details for delivery and pick up will be included with the contract following your acceptance to the exhibit. Artwork pickup times are as follow:

  • Sunday, June 28th of 2020, 6:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Monday, June 29th of 2020, 11:00am – 1:00pm


Art in Oregon


Art in Oregon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit visual arts organization. The mission of Art In Oregon is to foster culturally rich regional communities through partnerships, advocacy and investment in artists, businesses, educational spaces and community spaces. Our goal is to build and sustain art patronage through pride in Oregon artists and pride in art ownership. We work to establish collaborative relationships with the common goal of increased visibility and access to art for all people.


The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an arts education event of the Lakewood Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. It is held the weekend after Father’s Day each year and attracts 22-25,000 people. Contributions to the Festival are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 93-0700108.

Festival Mission Statement: The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts’ primary goal is arts education and the celebration of culture & community through art.


The Festival, an event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts, is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Lake Oswego is located 9 miles south of Portland, Oregon. The Festival presents the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists and enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to a weekend that is accessible to everyone. Attracting some 25,000 visitors during the three-day event, the Festival includes 6 art exhibits, food booths, music, and fine art crafts. The Festival is held in the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego and George Rogers Park. It features multiple art exhibits, music, dance and demonstrations.

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Preserve our Past: Arts and Poetry Contest for Ages 11-15

Do you know a young person who is an aspiring Artist or Poet? This opportunity is made for them. TRAG is partnering with Oregon City Parks and Rec for a young Artist and Poetry contest for ages 11-16. Prizes will be awarded. See below for all the detailed information. Open to submittals now! Deadline is April 18th. Go to for more information and application.  

Call for Artists: 2020 Oregon City Festival of the Arts

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

For the fifth year, the Three Rivers Artist Guild is presenting an arts, culture and heritage event known as the Oregon City Festival of the Arts (OCFOTA) on August 8 and 9, 2020. The Festival will again be held at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center located at 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045. Hours of Operation are 10-5 each day. OCFOTA draws an attendance of 2500-3000 throughout the weekend.

As artists and community leaders, our mission is to encourage and support all forms of art in Oregon City and Clackamas County. The goal of the event is to promote visual and performing artists, the heritage community, tourism groups and local food and beverage vendors to create a unique community event. This event is free to the public.

Your point of contact is Trieste Andrews at

This is a juried art show open to residents of Oregon and Washington State. A nonrefundable $20 jury fee application is due no later than April 15, 2020.

If accepted, the booth fee is $135. This includes your booth space (10’ x 10’) and marketing for the Oregon City Festival of the Arts.

Please note: This is an outdoor event on the grass. Although we make every effort to find the most level and suitable booth spaces, not all locations are perfectly flat. Also, there is no power available for the booths. Please note, we periodically experience inclement weather. The ground may be wet. Please be prepared for potential showers or wind.

No more than two artists may share a booth and art must be compatible. Both must be juried in and send in separate applications and jury fees. You will share the booth fee of $135.

Important Dates to remember:

  • April 15, 2020: Jury fee and application due date.
  • May 1, 2020: Jury results sent to artists.
  • June 30, 2020: $135 booth payments due.
  • August 7, 2020: Friday Festival set-up
  • August 8 and 9, 2020: Oregon City Festival of the Arts

Application to jury and payment:

If interested, please fill out the application form, payment and digital images online at the following site. Please note that if accepted, your bio will be used for social media advertising. What you include in your statement is exactly what will be posted on Instagram and Facebook for marketing. Please make it approximately 100 words. The digital images are what we will be using for the jury process – so submit your best work!

Just a note: Each year we conduct an artists’ survey after the show. We take this feedback very seriously. As a result, we will be reaching out to different guilds to make the genres more balanced and include more disciplines. This means that the jurying process will be more competitive.

Thanks for your interest and participation.

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