Call for Artists: Storefront Art Gallery and Event project (SAGE)

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 tamara@tamarascottart.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.

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 tamara@tamarascottart.com

Submit Your Art for the SAGE Project

  • Files formats: JPG or JPEG File size limit: 10Mb
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg.
  • 28”w x 40”h (vertical) preferred. 16"x20" that can be reduced to 14”x20” will be considered.
  • Files formats: JPG or JPEG File size limit: 10Mb
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg.
  • 28”w x 40”h (vertical) preferred. 16"x20" that can be reduced to 14”x20” will be considered.
  • Files formats: JPG or JPEG File size limit: 10Mb
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg.
  • 28”w x 40”h (vertical) preferred. 16"x20" that can be reduced to 14”x20” will be considered.
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The SAGE Project, Storefront Art Galleries and Events. Taking It To the Streets!

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.

Gallery Installed in New Oregon City Chamber of Commerce Offices

Mid-June, the new offices of the Chamber of Commerce located at 615 High Street were made into an off-site gallery. CEO of the Chamber, Victoria Meinig reached out to the guild after moving into their new location. The facility had lots of empty wall space that needed to be adorned with pieces of art.
 
The 12 artists showing at this time are Ingrid Aubry, Photography; Marv Binegar, Photography; Sue Thomas, Painting; Vona Adams-Lawrence, Painting;
Elaine Swyt, Photography; Holly Kroening, Painting; Jeanne Cardana, Drawing; Bonnie Moore, Painting; Kerry Edwards, Photography; Gary Blumenthal, Wood; Trieste Andrews, Painting and Tamara Scott, Mixed Media.

Call for Artists! Oregon City Chamber of Commerce

Oregon City Chamber of Commerce
615 High Street Oregon City

The OC Chamber of Commerce moved into a new office the first week of June. It is located directly across from the Oregon City Elevator entrance on the second floor. The entrance off the street side is at 615 High Street in Oregon City. The Chamber has over 500 SF of blank wall space that they would like TRAG to decorate with local Art.

Both 2D artists and 3D artists are welcome to participate. Although TRAG will be invited to participate in the Chamber’s Grand Opening hopefully in July,

This Gallery will not be manned by Artists. Because of this, we are unable to offer jewelry or cards at this time. TRAG will follow the direction of Clackamas County Art Alliance’s local business galleries and offer the Art by direct contact with the Artist. TRAG will install the artwork for the Artists, but a placard will be displayed beside each art piece with Artist’s name and contact info.

Any potential sales will be negotiated directly between the Artist and the Buyer. Artists will receive 100% of the sales. All Artists will be asked to sign a Hold Harmless agreement that will protect both TRAG and the Chamber of Commerce from all liability.

Time is of the essence: since the Chamber would like to have the Artists’ work installed for their Grand Opening in July.  If you are interested in participating, please either call or text Holly Kroening at 503-421-7620 as soon as possible. Thank you for your consideration and support!

Taking it to the Streets! Preview of TRAG’s Potential “Storefront Art Galleries and Events”

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 president@threeriversartistguild.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!

Trieste Andrews
President, Three Rivers Artist Guild

Oregon City Festival of the Arts Cancelled

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.

Trieste Andrews
President, Three Rivers Artist Guild

Oregon City Festival of the Arts – Deadline Extended!

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

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

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

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/

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 ocfota@threeriversartistguild.com.

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.

https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/machform/view.php?id=43269

Thanks for your interest and participation.

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