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

Holiday Show Updates

The Holiday Show, happening the weekend of December 4 and 5 at the Pioneer Community Center located at 615 5th Street is now full. Participating artists will receive further information by early November. This will include the booth location, set up information, postcards for distributing online and the Hold Harmless. All who have applied are in the Holiday Show.

There will be Facebook postings daily with those artists that sent photos. We have physical postcards available for pickup at the Friends of the Library Bookstore, 814 7th street, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 till 4.

Times for the event will be Saturday from 9 am till 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am till 4 pm. Set up is on Friday, December 3 from 3 pm till 7 pm. Please do not show up any earlier unless you are assisting with set up. We were unable to fill the show so more space will be allowed between most booths. We are taking all precautions to keep this event safe for all attending. Masks will be required.

Most of the returning artist have been given their original spaces, however a few have been moved to a more favorable location. 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 if you have not done so yet.

If you have any further questions or comments, contact Lynda Orzen orzep@comcast.net

Call for Volunteers

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the Holiday Show. This is a wonderful, very successful show and just a little bit of volunteering helps it run smoothly. Consider volunteering for just a couple of hours and then a few more hours for Holiday shopping.

Days and times needed for volunteers:
Friday, December 3 from 2:00 till 7:00pm (Moving tables, laying out the booth spaces and helping artists set up)
Saturday, December 4 from 9 am till 4 pm. Giving artists breaks and passing out snacks.
Sunday, December 5 from 10 am till 6 pm. Giving breaks until 4 pm. After 4 pm helping artists break down booths and set up tables and chairs in the Pioneer dining area.

Sound like fun? Contact Kerry Edwards at kerryducks56@gmail.com.

Lynda Orzen
Holiday Show Coordinator

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 orzep@comcast.net.


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TRAG Member, Cathy Rowe, Wins the Soulflags Art Mural Contest!

Soulflags Art Center, a new addition to Main Street, is bringing an opportunity for the community to take part in beautifying the intersection of Hwy 99E and Main Street with several mosaic panels of well-known masterpieces altered to include an Oregon City landmark or icon. In addition, Soulflags created an art design contest for one of the panels to be created by a local artist.

The winner of this contest was Cathy Rowe, who recreated Henri Matisse’s “The Dance” with the figures depicted as pioneers with the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in the background. Soulflags will recreate an outlined/sketched version of Rowe’s painting onto a grid pattern of sixty 6-inch x 6-inch square tiles for the community to glaze/paint. These tiles combined will make a 3-foot by 5-foot mosaic masterpiece.

With several mosaics completed at TRAG’s Festival of the Arts, tiles will be available to glaze/paint at Oregon City’s Saturday Market on several occasions if necessary. Dates to be announced as Soulflags needs to contact the OC Saturday Market to coordinate. Soulflags will fire the ceramic tiles and grout the tile to concrete backer board. Mosaics will be displaced locally prior to placing on building located at 504 Main Street.

Visit www.soufllags.org for more information.


Trieste Andrews

Fifth Annual Oregon City Festival of the Arts

COVID couldn’t stop us this year and neither could the weather! This year’s Festival of the Arts was a huge success for artists and visitors alike. The festival saw an estimated 2500 attendees. Trieste made sure to speak with all the artists on Sunday right before breakdown. She wanted to thank each one of them for attending and inquired about sales. 99% of the artists claimed it to be a very successful event financially. About half a dozen said it was the best show they had ever attended.

Trieste thanked all the volunteers that helped with this year’s event. It really takes a community of artists to present a large event. There is a lot of planning to take place behind the scenes. Planning for an event of this size takes at least a year to organize. We were thrilled to be able to open this year despite Covid restrictions and the heat. Even with the heat both days, record numbers of visitors came through both days. The strategically placed misters helped keep everyone cooler! Noticed a lot of larger art pieces leaving with our guests.

Thanks to some of the volunteers: Jeanne Cardana and Gary who volunteered for most of the day Saturday, Cheri Bosserman for lending us misters that literally saved lives throughout the weekend. Lynda Orzen who volunteered all three days, Sue Woodworth who not only managed the performers but had a booth, and Jeanne Kelly Brown also had a booth. Committee members this year were truly phenomenal – Kerry Edwards and Rochelle Rau managed the volunteers and kept the ball rolling throughout the weekend. Melody Bush, our social media point person who truly was a huge reason for our success, Cheri who kept us on budget and managed the finances, Lynda Orzen for her experience and volunteerism, Ingrid Aubry for the flyers, postcards, ads, and programs. Cathy Rowe ran the first virtual silent auction which turned out to be a huge success. Yelena – who was called on non-stop for online application help, announcements, and website. Last but not the least was Trieste family of 7 members and most importantly her husband Roger who helped her every step of the way.

This is Trieste’s last year as President and won’t be organizing the 2022 event. There will be a manual available on “How To” and quite a few members with years of experience. The more these events take place, the easier it gets through the years. We know an army of volunteers will step forward to create the 2022 Oregon City Festival of the Arts! The Festival has become a signature arts event in Oregon City! Let’s keep it growing!


Lynda Orzen

2021 Holiday Show – August Update

Now that we have the fantastic Festival of the Arts behind us, it’s time to look to our future events. The Holiday Show is happening this year. Set up will be on Friday, December 3 and show days on December 4 and 5. We are thinking of changing the times this year to 9 till 4 on Saturday and 10 till 4 on Sunday.

This show is only for members of the guild that have been juried in to either the gallery or another guild event. There will be 39 booths currently available: 35, 6 ft by 8 ft spaces and 3, 24 inches by 12 feet spaces. Cost will be $60 for a full space and $40 for partial.

The application will be in the September 15, 2021 newsletter.

2021 Holiday Show Update

The Pioneer Center is reserved for the 2021 Holiday Show. There will be a Friday, December 3 set up with the show running December 4 and 5. This show is open to TRAG members only! As in past years, 37 6X8 ft ($60) spaces and 3 3X12 ($40) ft spaces. This show is one of the Premier Holiday art events in Oregon City. I believe it will be our 15th!

A lot still depends on the overall safety in our community at that time. Unfortunately, there is no crystal ball that will tell us the future. May have to take extra precautions which will be worked out before the event. More information in September. Would like to form a small committee to help organize the event

Lynda, orzep@comcast.net

Call for Volunteers: OCFOTA 2021

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

Volunteers needed!

The Oregon City Festival of the Arts is taking place August 14 and 15 with check in and set up for artists on the 13th. Volunteers are our biggest need.  The following are available volunteer times with a short description of what is needed.

Whatever time you can contribute is greatly appreciated – whether a couple hours, a morning, an afternoon or even the whole weekend. It’s a great way to contribute while enjoying the Festival, and something the whole family can participate in.

As a complimentary gift, each volunteer will receive a $5 coupon for a food truck of their choice.

Contact Kerry Edwards at kerryducks56@gmail.com.


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Friday August 13th

Volunteers are needed 12 pm – 7 pm

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.

Please select a time period during which you will be available on Friday and a total number of hours for which you help:

(can be less than the time period you've defined in "From" and "Till" fields)

Saturday August 14th

Volunteers are needed 7 am – 5 pm

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.

Please select a time period during which you will be available on Saturday and a total number of hours for which you help:

(can be less than the time period you've defined in "From" and "Till" fields)

Sunday August 15th

Volunteers are needed 10 am – 7 pm

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

Please select a time period during which you will be available on Sunday and a total number of hours for which you help:

(can be less than the time period you've defined in "From" and "Till" fields)

OCFOTA 2021 Contract & Hold Harmless Agreement

OCFOTA is a two-day outdoor event, August 14 and 15 from 10-5 on the grounds of the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center, 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045. This is an outdoor event so please be prepared to be on the lawn. Although we strive to set the booths up on level ground, some of the areas may have a slight slant to them so plan accordingly with additional supplies if needed. If you have mobility issues, please let us know so we can make arrangements for your booth access and parking needs. It is our goal to keep our artists safe and happy! Please use the form below to sign the Artist Contract and Hold Harmless Agreement and pay the $135 booth fee by July 15, 2021. If you are unable to this on line, please let us know and we can make other arrangements.

Your point of contact will be Trieste Andrewsocfota@threeriversartistguild.com.

Cancellation Policy: If an artist who has paid a booth fee cancels on or before August 1, 2021, 5 p.m. PST, a refund will be sent, minus a $20.00 administrative fee. Cancellations after August 1, 2021, 5 p.m. PST will not receive a refund.

Note: By signing the contract and Hold Harmless agreement, the Artist hereby authorizes the use of any and all images of Artist’s work submitted through the jury process in connection with promotional efforts. Marketing will be posting on Facebook and Instagram as well as the Three Rivers Artist Guild website and print advertising.

Silent Auction:  There will be a silent auction and we respectively ask our participating artists to donate a piece of their work. The funds from the silent auction are used for the next year’s festival and help to keep our Artists’ fees low. This year OCFOTA will be holding a hybrid silent auction where your artwork will be displayed and the public may bid manually, but a QR code will be displayed at each booth and the public will be able to bid by their phone if they prefer. Your item should be delivered at time of set up either Friday between 12-5 pm, or Saturday morning between 7-9:30. We may hold a Meet the Artists’ reception on Friday evening with a preview of the auction items – please keep an eye out for further announcement regarding this. We will also be sending out a final instruction sheet closer to the Festival which will include any other information you may need.

Thank you so much for participating this year. It has been a difficult year to say the least and we are excited and grateful that OCFOTA is leading the pack in bringing life – at least a little – back to normal.


The form is now closed.Please apply next year!

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