TRAG received a grant through the Metro Enhancement program to transform brown paper coverings on vacant commercial space into works of Art. Our plan is to create a portfolio for property manager/owners of pieces that can be selected to adorn the storefront windows on a space that is available for lease. Once selected, the jpg will be printed onto a 3 1/2’x6’ sintra board and installed inside the storefront window.
We are asking any and all artists to submit JPGs of up to 3 pieces of their work. JPGs of 2D and 3D are accepted as long as they can meet the following specifications:
- We would prefer the original piece to be 28”w x 40”h (vertical). We can consider a 16”x20” piece that can be reduced by 1 inch on each side to meet 14”x20”.
- No horizontal pieces can be accepted.
- The jpg should be 2400 pixels and at 300 dpi.
- If you are unsure or have questions, you can contact Tamara Scott at email@example.com. We are more than willing to work with you to meet the specifications
For each piece selected by the property manager/owner, the artist will receive $175. Printing and installation will be managed by TRAG volunteers. All we are asking is up to 3 jpg’s of your work that can be included in a portfolio.
Deadline for Submission is August 22, 2020
This is a fun and exciting project. We are looking forward to seeing the streets of Oregon City adorned with beautiful art from our local Artists while helping out our local economy. Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit Your Art for the SAGE Project
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The annual Holiday show is still on for December. The dates will be December 4 for set up and 5 and 6 for the show. The event may need to be set up differently for social distancing purposes. Once we get later in the year, we will have a better idea of what the event will look like.
On June 25th TRAG was awarded a grant from the City of Oregon City through the Metro Enhancement Program. The project is called The Storefront Art Gallery and Events project (SAGE) and will provide a way to bring much needed focus and exposure to Oregon City as well as a number of our small local businesses. The idea is to take the ugly brown paper coverings on the storefronts of vacant retail and commercial space and turn them into works of Art. TRAG is developing a plan now to reach out to painters, photographers, and 3D artists. All artists will be compensated for their work.
The second part of the SAGE project is to hold a total of 4 pop-up events over the next year inside a vacant commercial space. A local winery, brewery, or distillery would be invited to partner with the Artists to hold a community interactive event. The SAGE project would of course benefit Oregon City in that it could transform our streets into mini art exhibits bringing tourists and visitors. Additionally, however, it can also benefit a number of local businesses including: property managers, property owners, Artists, party event planners, local wineries breweries and distilleries.
A Call for Artists will be coming out shortly with detailed information.
On May 28th TRAG applied for a grant to bring artwork to the streets of Oregon City. The idea is to transform the brown paper that normally covers the storefronts of vacant space into works of Art. Artists will be compensated for their work. Additionally, the grant will include money to support 4 pop-up art events inside a vacant space to take place over the next year. Of course, TRAG will be following all the rules and regulations of social distancing as Oregon reopens. We will know if TRAG was awarded the grant money by the end of June.
If you are interested in participating in this exciting venture, please contact me at email@example.com. I am looking for people that can brainstorm what kind of artwork we can offer, marketing the sites, participating with their art (all mediums will be considered), and volunteering for the artwork installation, take-down and events. I would like to hit the ground running if we are awarded the grant.
Keep your fingers crossed – and Thank you!
President, Three Rivers Artist Guild
Due to the health issues surrounding the COVID 19 virus, and in order to protect both our members and the public, the Oregon City Festival of the Arts is canceled for 2020. Stay in touch through our website to see how we will be connecting through virtual applications and smaller venues and events. Please take care of yourselves and stay well.
President, Three Rivers Artist Guild
Although we have received a great response for the Oregon City Festival of the Arts, we have decided to extend the date of Application to May 1st, and the acceptance announcement to May 15th.
If you have been thinking of applying – please do! We are particularly looking for unique genres to ensure the balance of mediums.
If you or anyone you know works in the realm of Woodworking, 3D Metal Working, Sculpting or any kind of unique expression, we urge you to apply.
This is a fun and exciting annual event that takes place each year during the second weekend of August. The Festival typically draws 2500-3000 people over the weekend with over 60 artists’ booths, food vendors, local theatrical and musical performances, an Emerging Artists’ Exhibit, a Children’s Craft Corner, and so much more.
Go to https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/call-for-artists-2020-oregon-city-festival-of-the-arts/ for details and application.
Call for artists: Oregon City Festival of the Arts – one more month left until the submission deadline
One more month until the Call for Artists closes for this annual event.
The Oregon City Festival of the Arts takes place on August 8th and 9th outdoors at the beautiful End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.
We are especially looking for artists in the genres of Woodworking, 3D Metalworking, Sculpture, Textiles, and Unique Mediums.
The Festival attracts 2500-3000 over the weekend. It includes over 60 Artists’ booths, all day entertainment on 2 stages, a free children’s craft corner, an emerging artist exhibit, a silent auction, and so much more.
For details and application go to: https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/call-for-artists-2020-oregon-city-festival-of-the-arts/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Volunteers are needed for the Oregon City Festival of the Arts.
TRAG is an all volunteer organization and the success of our events is because of the amazing support we receive from Volunteers. We can’t do it without you. Please consider volunteering an hour or two or even half a day if you can to the Oregon City Festival of the Arts this year – which is one our most attended and popular events. Make it a family event – and bring friends and family members to help out. We would sure appreciate it!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – August 9, 10 and 11. Follow this link to sign up with the hours and duties that suit you!