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.

WE NEED YOU !

 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!
 https://threeriversartistguild.com/machform/view.php?id=21391

Coming Soon: Oregon City Festival of the Arts

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

The Three Rivers Artist Guild is holding the 4th annual Oregon City Festival of the Arts on August 10 and 11th. The Festival is an outdoor event held on the beautiful grounds of the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center located at 1726 Washington Street in Oregon City. More than 60 Artists’ booths, all day entertainment on two stages, local food trucks, an Emerging Artists Exhibit, Children’s Hands-on Art Projects, and a Silent Auction makes this an event not to be missed. Free Admission and fun for the whole family!

Oregon City Festival of the Arts
Oregon City Festival of the Arts

Paint by Numbers Community Art Project

A dozen local artists will involve community members in a shared paint-by-number experience during the First City Celebration on July 13th from 11am-6:00pm. The project, sponsored by the Three Rivers Artist Guild with grants from the Mt Hood Territories Cultural Partnership Program and the Oregon City Rotary Club, will celebrate Oregon City and the arts. Money raised will be donated to Oregon City Schools to benefit art programs.


Artists will each be assigned letters to create a unique paint by number outline that uses up to 8 colors. People attending the First City Celebration can participate in coloring 5 sections for every $2 they donate. Once completed, the letters will be combined to create a mystery phrase that will be revealed and displayed on the Main Stage during the Celebration.

Application for Emerging Artist Program


Oregon City Festival of the Arts

August 10-11, 2019

We are accepting up to 20 emerging artists with little or no prior experience in showing their work. 

Each new artist selected will be able to show one piece at a time in a special area at the festival. You may have two backup pieces in case your work sells.

Send your application to halimasemail@gmail.com

Remember to write Emerging Artist in the subject line.

We have a limited number of spaces so apply early!

  • Tell us your story Send us a note or a page telling us how and when you became interested in art.
  • What challenges did you have to overcome to begin pursuing art?
  • Why do you think art is important personally or for our

Communities?Any Questions? Send them to: halimasemail@gmail.com

September Artists’ Reception

Come join us for our next Artists’ Reception. Our September and October rotation features 45 artists, including artists that are brand new to the Guild and to our Gallery! Original oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, jewelry, Etch-a-Sketch art, fabric, mixed media, ceramics and much more. Complimentary appetizers and coffee provided. Beer and wine are available for purchase. This is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

We are located inside Singer Hill Cafe in Oregon City. We hope to see you on the 16th!

Paint in the Garden at Singer Hill Cafe – Monday, July 30

Come join us July 30th Monday night from 5-7 for Paint Night in the Singer Hill Art Garden. Bonnie Moore, a well-known watercolor Artist, will lead us in painting a drippy watercolor wash on canvass, and then Trieste Andrews will finish up with a summer inspired sunflower. See below for the sunflower and just imagine a colorful splash in the background. Easy, creative,  and fun!

 

Sign Up Here!

Paint in the Garden – July 30, 2018

Come join us for a summer evening of fun–painting in the beautiful gardens of Singer Hill Cafe. Enjoy our beautiful Oregon summer weather over a glass of wine and a fun and easy summer painting.

$30 includes your masterpiece of the night taught by TRAG, a glass of wine (compliments of Grocery Outlet), and complimentary appetizers provided by Singer Hill.

Register Here!

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