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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use the form below to apply.
- The contest is open only to active TRAG Members.
- There is no theme for Artist entries.
- Each Artist may submit only one (1) entry.
- Entries should be 300 dpi, 2400 pixels on a longer side PNG or JPG files.
- All entries must be received by 11:59 pm June 10, 2022.
- The winning Artist will be announced by June 30, 2022.
- 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
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, email@example.com.
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!
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.
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!
Thank you, Raymond Rendleman for the coverage and Aaron Breniman for sharing snapshots of the article with us!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Andrews – email@example.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!
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 14 and 15 2021. The Festival will again be held at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center located outside at 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045. Hours of Operation are 10-5 each day. OCFOTA draws an attendance of approximately 2000 throughout the weekend. This event is free to the public.
As with so many events over the past year, things will be a little different. We will be following COVID restrictions and the OHA guidelines very closely for Safety. This includes: An outdoor event with one entrance in and one entrance out, masks required and given to those who do not have them, hand sanitizers and gloves at every booth, maps and footprints directing traffic, and crowd monitors.
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. If interested, an application and a nonrefundable $25 jury fee application is due no later than June 10th, 2021. We have space for approximately 55 artists this year.
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:
June 10, 2021: Jury fee and application due date.
June 15, 2021: Jury results sent to artists.
June 30, 2020: $135 booth payments due.
August 13, 2021: Friday Festival set-up
August 14 and 15, 2021: 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!
To apply, please fill out the form below. Thanks for your interest and participation.
The form is now closed. Please apply next year!