Call for Artists: 2022 Holiday Show

The Holiday Show will be taking place on the weekend of December 3 and 4, 2022.

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 previous TRAG gallery

As of October 2nd, 2022, there are 20 spaces still available. All spaces are 8 feet wide by 6 feet deep at $60.
19 spaces have been already taken
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If you are a returning artist from the 2021 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 tables measuring 30” by 96” and 9 tables measuring 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 orzep@comcast.net.


6th Annual Oregon City Festival of the Arts Oregon City’s Premier Art Event

By Lynda Orzen, OCFOTA Coordinator

Wow, just wow! What an amazing event this year! We had well over 3,000 visitors during the weekend. The parking lot was always full all weekend! Saturday morning we saw a constant stream of people entering the festival! Our artists gave the festival an average of 8.8 appreciation rating. Many said this festival had the best sales they’ve seen in years!

I’ll let them speak for themselves:

Well done everyone!! A great show, well organized and lots of visitors. This show continues to be a delight. We have enjoyed this event every year. Our thanks to you all for all your hard work and friendly faces

This was an amazing event and the anticipation for next year is already an exciting seed in my mind. Kudos to all of you wonderful folks and all your hard work.

Wow! I so appreciate the work of the OC Festival of the Arts Committee! You are super organized, your volunteers are the greatest, and your publicity is amazing!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thanks so much for the awesome show!!!! I had the best sales I’ve ever had at the event. So nice to see you and everybody again. I had a lot of my clients come and a lot of annual regulars who stopped in to buy bling.

You, the committee and all the volunteers were so very terrific! This is why I love this event. I hope you all get to take a well-deserved break.

Much Appreciation ~

Just a small example of the feedback from our artists. Truly heartwarming!

As the event coordinator, I would like to give kudos to our committee members who put in hours of planning to make this happen! Several members like Melody Bush were behind the scenes posting on Social Media daily. Yelena Shabrova kept all the applications and communications current. Ingrid Aubry used her magic creating our postcards, posters, banners, programs, and billboards for the event. Nancy Graham kept the financial information current along with those boring insurance details! Susan Woodworth signed up the music and food vendors, while being a vendor in the event and a television personality for our KATU commercial. Cathy Rowe manned the Silent Auction again this year and did her magic with the online bidding and gathering the auction items. Thank you to Tima Carlson and Soul Flags for hosting the Children’s Art activities. Lynne Collum created the artist booth signs and badges this year. Tamara Scott was the keeper of the key for the Storage Unit and always ready to help move supplies. Last but one of the most important committee chairs was Kerry Edwards who set up the volunteers for the festival. Kerry was invaluable and worked with me coordinating this event. She went above and beyond setting the volunteer schedules, she was my right hand in organizing the event! She always had a smile on her face even when trying to go in 2 directions at the same time!

Special thanks to our sponsors this year, World Heart, Citizens Bank and Double J Construction. If you have a chance to visit our sponsors, please thank them for their support.

Can’t forget to thank our Oregon City Tourism Department and Daniel Gehring for his support and getting us on KATU television for our interviews. The interview went out to the wider Portland community, and I believe increased our visitor count during the weekend.

Now the process begins for planning our 2023 Premier Art Event!

Lynda Orzen
OCFOTA Coordinator

Updated September 1st, 2022: Oregon City Festival of the Arts got Silver in the Best Festival in Oregon City from Readers Choice Awards through the Pamplin press!

Call for Volunteers: OCFOTA 2022

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

Volunteers needed!

By Kerry Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator for OCFOTA

The Oregon City Festival of the Arts is coming up on August 13 and 14 and we are looking for volunteers to help out. Whatever time you can contribute would be greatly appreciated – whether it is a couple of hours, a morning, afternoon – or even the whole weekend!

If you have a child or grandchild over 15 who would like to help out – make it a family event! It’s going to be a fun weekend with a large variety of artists’ booths, all day live musical performances, food vendors and entertainment and a silent auction. A great way to contribute while you enjoy the Festival of the Arts.

If you have any questions, contact Kerry Edwards at kerryducks56@gmail.com.

Please use the form below to apply.


Name(Required)

Friday, August 12th

Volunteers are needed 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Help is needed in the following areas:

  • Help with venue set up.
  • Check Artists in.
  • Direct Artists to their booth assignment.
  • Assist with setting up of Artists’ booths if needed.
Pick Your Time Slot(s) for Friday
You can choose more than one!

Saturday, August 13th

Volunteers are needed 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Help is needed in the following areas:

  • Check Artists in.
  • Direct Artists to their booth assignment.
  • Assist with setting up of Artists’ booths if needed.
  • Greet the public as they enter the Festival with a program map and click with a counter you will be given to track attendance.
  • Help at TRAG booth giving out informational brochures.
  • Assist with Silent Auction booth.
  • Distribute snacks and water to Artists.
  • Relieve Artists for Breaks.
  • Assist with periodic trash removal.
Pick Your Time Slot(s) for Saturday
You can choose more than one!

Sunday, August 14th

Volunteers are needed 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Help is needed in the following areas:

  • Greet the public as they enter the Festival with a program map and click with a counter you will be given to track attendance.
  • Help at TRAG booth giving out informational brochures.
  • Assist with Silent Auction booth.
  • Distribute snacks and water to Artists.
  • Relieve Artists for Breaks.
  • Assist with periodic trash removal.
  • Assist Artists with booth breakdown if needed. Direct Artists out of the Festival
  • Assist cleaning grounds after Artists have left
Pick Your Time Slot(s) for Sunday
You can choose more than one!
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Spring Fling 2022 Review

By Lynda Orzen, Spring Fling Coordinator

The weather wasn’t the best for our 2-day art event but still had quite a few visitors. Having smaller crowds meant visitors had more time to talk with artists. We had to bring in our artists that were going to set up outside, making for cozier conditions inside. Soul Flags kept the little ones busy making Mother’s Day cards.

A huge Thank You to Rose Holden for inviting us to use her facility for our art event!

OCFOTA T-shirt Contest

Contest Rules

  1. The contest is open only to active TRAG Members.
  2. There is no theme for Artist entries.
  3. Each Artist may submit only one (1) entry.
  4. Entries should be 300 dpi, 2400 pixels on a longer side PNG or JPG files.
  5. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm June 10, 2022.
  6. The winning Artist will be announced by June 30, 2022.
  7. The winning Artist will:
    • have their artwork printed on the OCFOTA 2022 Volunteer T-Shirt
    • receive a $100 reward
    • receive a T-Shirt with their artwork

The contest is over, and the form is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Call for Artists: Oregon City Festival of the Arts 2022

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

Updated May 10th, 2022: We are extending the deadline for artists to jury into the Oregon City Festival of the Arts till May 31.

For the sixth 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 13 and 14, 2022.

The Festival will 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 both days.

OCFOTA draws an attendance of approximately 2000 throughout the weekend. This event is free to the public.

Your point of contact is Lynda Orzen, orzep@comcast.net.

This is a juried art show open to residents of Oregon and Washington State. If interested, an application and a nonrefundable $25 jury fee is due no later than May 31, 2022.

There is space for approximately 55 artists. If accepted, the booth fee is $135. This includes your booth space (10’ x 10’) and marketing for the event.

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. 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 and wind.

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

Important Dates to remember

  • May 15, 2022: Jury fee and application due date.
  • June 15, 2022: Jury results sent to artists.
  • June 30, 2022: $135 booth payments due.
  • August 12, 2022: Friday Festival set-up
  • August 13 and 14, 2022: Oregon City Festival of the Arts

Application to jury and payment

If interested, please fill out the application form below. 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!

Thanks for your interest and participation.


The form is now closed. Please apply next year!

Call for Artists – Spring Fling Festival 2022

Updated April 7th, 2022: only 3 spaces are still available!

This year the Spring Fling will be held at the Oregon City Golf Club at 20124 S Beavercreek Road in Oregon City. The event will be held Mothers Day Weekend, May 6 and 7. Friday from noon till 5 and Saturday from 10 am till 5 pm. Set up will be Friday morning from 8 till 11:30 am. There are two options for booth selections. The facility has an elegantly decorated reception room for weddings and other events. There is an outside covered patio area and covered Pergola for pop ups.

For more information contact the Spring Fling Coordinator, Lynda Orzen, orzep@comcast.net

Inside area

There are eighteen spaces total inside the reception area that measure 6 ft x 8 ft in. Six of the spaces are 6 ft deep by 8 ft wide, twelve of the spaces are 8 ft deep by 6 ft wide.

Outside area

There is a covered patio just outside the reception room with a covered Pergola.

Eight spaces to accommodate 10 by 10 booths,
Two spaces outside entry doors 8 wide by 6 deep
One odd-shaped space in Pergola about 7 ft by 5 ft.

Application fee is for Friday and Saturday

All 8 by 6 spaces including odd shape are $50

10 x 10 spaces are $60

Table rental for 6 foot table is $10 for weekend

To apply for Spring Fling, fill out the form below

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2021 Holiday Show

by Lynda Orzen, Holiday Show Coordinator

I am going to claim the 2021 Holiday Show a success. We didn’t have as many artists participating but shoppers still had a huge variety of artwork to choose from. I know I did a lot of shopping during the weekend! Shoppers were so happy to be able to able to shop in person-finally! Heard lots of comments about the wealth of artwork and the organization of the event.

Tried to take some photos of the event but I’m definitely not a photographer. Unfortunately our photographer, Ingrid Aubry was recuperating from a broken hip. Happy to say, she is recuperating quite well!

Want to thank volunteers and organizers for pitching in to make this a wonderful event!

Happy New Years Artists and a New Year of creating art!

Lynda Orzen

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