Call for Artists: July/August/September 2021 Rotation at the Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts

Deadline to sign up for the July/August/September rotation is June 22nd.

Call for Artists is now open for our July/August/September rotation at Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts located at 623 7th Street, Oregon City.

What you need to know:

  • All art must be juried in. All art must be original to the artists. 
  • This Rotation Period is for three (3) months
  • The fee to participate in the Rotation Period is $60.00.
  • 30% commission on all sold items (rotation fee and commission pay for our rent and gallery expenses).
  • Gallery hours are Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.
  • Each Artist participating in the Rotation Period must work either one (1) full day, or two (2) half days each month. If you need someone to work with it will be your responsibility to find a partner (a friend, a family member, or another artist).

Key Dates:

Art in and out – June 25, 26, 27 from 10 am till 2 pm
Next art in and out   – end of September, days to be announced later.

All accepted artists will receive a separate email with links to schedule art in and out and shifts at the gallery.

Safety Precautions

  • Customers are required to wear masks.
  • The Gallery has a table set up with one-time disposable masks and hand sanitizer.
  • A clear plastic barrier is installed at the cash register.

Sign up for the July/August/September rotation

The form is now closed. If you have been juried into the gallery, please consider applying for the next rotation. If you haven't been juried in yet, read about how to show in the Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts under "Galleries" >> "Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts" in our website's menu.

Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts Update and Important Survey Due June 10th!

We have all experienced tremendous change this past year including the TRAG Gallery. First thanks to everyone who participated and supported the Gallery this past year.  I am pleased to say we are still hanging in there, but we are considering some changes and need our members’ input before moving forward. The following is an update on the Gallery and a questionnaire that we need your response on by June 10th.
 
Due to the absence of a tenant in the café, the Gallery has experienced much slower traffic, and some of you expressed a desire to find another space for the Gallery. TRAG board members made a concerted effort to find a different space but found that most spaces are double what we are paying. I would like to make everyone aware that the Singer Hill owners have done everything possible over the past year to keep us going. We would not be open without them, and we owe them our deepest gratitude and support.
 
Due to the slower traffic and vacant space at Singer Hill, we are considering keeping the Gallery open only from Friday through Sunday from 10-4 until the owners find a new tenant. Lesser hours will also help to man the gallery, which has been an issue over the past few months. Some members are more comfortable with a second person, but this has made it difficult to fill all spots. Please be aware that fees, commission percentages, and hours will remain the same – only the days will change. TRAG needs your input before putting any of these changes into place. Please fill out the following survey and return by June 10th. This will give us enough information and time to announce a Call for Artists.

The form is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts update

The Three Rivers Gallery and Gifts welcomes spring and the long-awaited warmer days as artists fill the gallery for the April, May, and June rotation.

We all see the struggles for business to rebuild as the gallery struggles without a cafe. The owners of Singer Hill have begun to see a steady stream of prospective new tenants for the café, and we are grateful that they are diligent in finding a tenant that best fits our location.

The new spring rotation heralds in 24 of our steadfast artists and 2 new artists that have recently joined TRAG. Our social media team continues to reach out daily with posts on Instagram and Facebook. Remember to comment and share TRAG’s posts. This helps Facebook keep our Gallery in the public’s eye and bring people into the Gallery to see TRAG’s unique and beautiful Pacific Northwest art. The Gallery’s current hours are: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am to 4pm. 

Are you bored at home? Miss being around the gallery art and artists? We have Wi-Fi, large tables for artists to work on projects, and even coffee and lunch across the street at “The Hive”. Since TRAG prefers 2 artists per shift, we need your help for staffing. Come play with your art, your shift partner, or even just yourself – and visit for a half day or one-day at the Gallery! 

Sue Woodworth
Holly Kroening
Jeanne Kelly Brown
Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts Coordinators

Call for Artists: April/May/June 2021 Rotation at the Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts

Deadline to sign up for the January/February/March rotation is March 27th.

Call for Artists is now open for our April/May/June rotation at Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts located at 623 7th Street, Oregon City.

What you need to know:

  • This Rotation Period is for three (3) months
  • The fee to participate in the Rotation Period is $60.00.
  • 30% commission on all sold items (rotation fee and commission pay for our rent and gallery expenses).
  • All art must be juried in. All art must be original to the artists. 
  • Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.
  • Each Artist participating in the Rotation Period must work either one (1) full day, or two (2) half days each month. If you don’t feel comfortable working, your shifts will be covered.

Key Dates:

Art in and out – March 28, 29, 30 from 10 am till 2 pm
Next art in and out   – end of June, days to be announced later.

All accepted artists will receive a separate email with links to schedule art in and out and shifts at the gallery.

Safety Precautions

  • Customers are required to wear masks.
  • The Gallery has a table set up with one-time disposable masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Disposable gloves are also available in other areas of the gallery. Only Customers wearing gloves will be allowed to touch artists’ items and look through bin prints and cards.
  • No customer will be allowed to try on any jewelry or clothing accessories.
  • A clear plastic barrier is installed at the cash register.

Sign up for the April/May/June rotation

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Call for Artists: January/February/March 2021 Rotation at the Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts

Deadline to sign up for the January/February/March rotation has been extended to January 1st.

What you need to know:

  • This Rotation Period is for three (3) months
  • The fee to participate in the Rotation Period is $60.00.
  • 30% commission on all sold items (rotation fee and commission pay for our rent and gallery expenses).
  • All art must be juried in. All art must be original to the artists. 
  • Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.
  • Each Artist participating in the Rotation Period must work either one (1) full day, or two (2) half days each month. If you don’t feel comfortable working, your shifts will be covered.
  • If you sign up to work more than 1 day per month for each rotation, your rotation fee will be fully refunded in January. You have to pay the fee first, or your application will not be recorded as complete.

Key Dates:

Art in and out – January 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from 9 am till 2pm
Next art in and out   – March 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2021, from 9 am till 2 pm.

All accepted artists will receive a separate email with links to schedule art in and out and shifts at the gallery.

Safety Precautions

  • Customers are required to wear masks.
  • The Gallery has a table set up with one-time disposable masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Disposable gloves are also available in other areas of the gallery. Only Customers wearing gloves will be allowed to touch artists’ items and look through bin prints and cards.
  • No customer will be allowed to try on any jewelry or clothing accessories.
  • A clear plastic barrier is installed at the cash register.

Sign up for the January/February/March rotation

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Come start your Holiday shopping at the Three Rivers Artist Gallery and World HeARTs Fair Trade!

Open for Business November 27th!

Come start your Holiday shopping at the

Three Rivers Artist Gallery

And

World HeARTs Fair Trade

Both located at the Singer Hill Café on the corner of 7th and John Adams in Oregon City

Shop for unique handcrafted gifts made by local artists at the TRAG gallery and then visit World HeARTs Fair Trade for gifts around the world dedicated to environmental sustainability and economic growth.

Gift a gift to support art in our local community and International fair trade

Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts Update for September

By Susan Woodworth

By the time you read this newsletter, TRAG’s Gallery Art/in weekend August 28th, 29th 30th will have come and gone, and on September 2nd the TRAG desk’s welcome sign will have been turned on. The 4 musketeers: Trieste Andrews, Holly Kroening, Jeanne Kelly Brown and I spent lots of sweaty, fun and encouraging hours working together in the Gallery. Cheri Bosserman connected TRAG to our WIFI and set up the iPad for square charges – now ready for the Gallery’s first sale. Come visit, or bring your Art in for the September October rotation, and you will find new paint, new carpet, moved cubbies and jewelry cabinets, mopped floors and more slat wall sheets so pictures can be hung without holes in the walls. 
The new Yvonne’s at Singer Hill has also given us permission to hang 2D art in the café at their discretion. We will have the large area in the cafe room that leads into the Gallery. September and October will feature art from TRAG’s artists. Moving forward, we will dedicate this space for emerging artists from our local schools and colleges.

The new TRAG gallery committee continues to organize and do the necessary work to reopen our space. TRAG has a new Gallery/Artist contract, Indemnity and Hold Harmless Agreement and 2D and 3D tags and labels for artwork. These forms are all located on the TRAG website. 

Social distancing rules will be strictly adhered to. All art items will have visible tags for customers to view without having to pick them up. If customers wish to pick up the art, gloves will be required and supplied by the Gallery manager. As with all retail spaces at the present time, we will have social distancing signs, gloves, hand sanitizer, and masks required and available for all. 

We have had to follow the lead of Yvonne’s cafe opening in fits and starts in trying to pick a reopening date for the gallery. Our current rotation for September/October was chosen to whet the appetite of the customers. Our goal is then to provide a full November/December rotation for holiday shopping. As we move into the new year of 2021, rotations will be 3 months each.  

As I painted in the gallery over the last weekend, I had the first exciting glimmer of what Yvonne’s cafe clientele attendance (and potentially our own) will be like. My first clue was seeing “so many cars” parked all around the cafe. As I entered the café, I found people sitting at tables on the sidewalk, and people waiting to go in as they adhered to the social distancing rules.  All this – and Yvonne’s was still only serving coffee and pastries. The cafe will start serving breakfast the last weekend of August. Yvonne and her staff are just lovely and are excited as we are for TRAG’s potential for exposure. 

Note some TRAG gallery changes as we work with our new tentmates of Yvonne’s at Singer Hill.  TRAG artists coming to the gallery to work or visit must use the cafe’s main door. The door that enters the large room where the Gallery is located will remain locked per the cafe’s request. This is due to current COVID restrictions and ensuring that no more than the maximum number of people are allowed in the café space at one time. The café staff will be mentioning our Gallery as they bring customers to their seats.  We can use that door to put our Gallery sandwich board out each morning but place it by the main door. Make sure the door is relocked after reentering the café. Also, the café’s hours are 7am – 3pm. We will address those hours for the next rotation. Pre-Covid Singer Hill Cafe gave a TRAG members a 10% discount on any purchases made while working in the gallery. As Yvonne’s is just starting and having to run at 1/2 capacity we will not be asking for any discounts. Last but not least – make sure you wear your masks while working or visiting the gallery with noses covered. This is a state requirement for service industries.

If you have questions and concerns, please feel free to let the gallery committee know. Please be kind. Keep in mind that we are all volunteers working our hardest to promote you and our TRAG gallery. The suggestion box is gone. In its place is a blank journal for ongoing comments, suggestions and questions. Kind of like a Gallery Diary. These are difficult times, and we welcome not only suggestions, but any help you can give.

We welcome you to share our opening on your social media platforms and to all your friends and family.  TRAG Gallery and Yvonne’s at Singer Hill will be open 7 days a week 9-2pm starting September 2nd. See you there! 

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Call for Artists Extended: September/October Rotation at the Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts

The following information didn’t make it into the August newsletter.

The Gallery is opening September 2nd. The rotation will run 2 months. Art in and Out will be August 28, 29, 30th from 2-5pm.

Next 2 month rotation Art In and Out will be October 30, 31 and November 1st. 

This will give the artists the biggest exposure for Christmas. 

2 months September/October
2 months November/December 
3 month January/February/March 

The deadline to apply for the September/October rotation has been extended till next Monday, August 10th, 2020. Artists who fill out the application form below will receive schedules for Art in and Out and work schedules next week. 

We still keep our fingers crossed that Covid doesn’t attack our plans again. 

Sue Woodworth
Three Rivers Artists Guild
Gallery Co-chair Coordinator
New Artist Jury Coordinator

Extended Call for Artists

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Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts reopening update

Opening the TRAG gallery has been penciled in for September 2nd.   

Thirty-nine TRAG artists have been patiently waiting to fill the gallery to the brim with wonderful creations. Our goal is to follow the Oregon health guidelines in planning the safest environment for our artists and customers. 
We are limiting the number of artists at a time to bring in their art to the gallery over a 3 day period. A skeleton crew will stage the art and ready the gallery for our September 2nd opening.  We will have a mask, glove, and hand sanitizer table at our entrance and will monitor a limited customer flow for social distancing. In planning safety for our artists, some will not be working shifts in the gallery. Those who are at a higher health risk and / or hesitant to be in a more social situation will have their shifts covered by other members. Our hours will be shorter, from 9am – 2pm. 

We will not be celebrating our opening with an Artist reception in these pandemic times. We welcome you to come and see the Gallery changes, view, and possibly purchase your fellow members artwork. 

Sue Woodworth
Holly Kroening
Jeanne Kelly Brown
Three Rivers Artists Guild
Gallery Coordinators

Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts reopening update

Our schedule to reopen is being pushed out at least another 2 weeks.  

Due to COVID 19 and Singer Hill business plans I can share that we need to wait “for a go ahead”. We cannot put any dates in play at this time.      Be glad that our small gallery rooms have fresh new carpet that was installed by Trieste and her wonderful husband Roger. Roger also provided some molding stripes to complete our main room wall hanging area.  We have newly hung 4’x8′ and 2’x 4′ slat wall pieces for hanging pictures on so less wall space will have nail holes. Those came from a great find on Craigslist. I thank my husband for helping Holly and I put those up.  We were offered a great price on a rot iron jewelry display case and thank Sue Thomas and her husband for jumping from their seats immediately to pick it up.  A big thank you to Trieste Andrews who single handedly cleaned our bathroom~!!  Our small (for safety reasons) gallery cleanup/staging crew has just a bit more to pick straighten up.    

We are working on some tags that you can print to be used next to wall 2D and shelf 3D. Hang in there~!! 

Delay of plans is preferable to error. 

Sue Woodworth 
Holly Kroening
Jeanne Kelly-Brown
TRAG Gallery Coordinators

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