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.
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.
Tom Bliquez is an amazing and highly successful woodworking artist. Tom uses Etsy for his marketing and sales – and was actually so successful over the holidays that he had to close it down for a bit in order to catch up on sales – who doesn’t want that. His daughter Brianna Bliquez is his go-to professional for Etsy, and is a wealth of information for how to market on this popular Artists‘ sales site. Come join us for a fun informational and productive presentation.
May 10th Meeting Details
Time: May 10, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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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
On March 8th, 2021 at 7pm the TRAG General meeting will feature Matthew Broderick from Jolly Good Media. His topic will be “Using Google and Internet Security” a timely and relevant topic for all of us.
Matthew is the owner of Jolly Good Media, a company that specializes in website design, management, online marketing, and video marketing. He is a wealth of information for anyone interested or actively involved in online marketing. The subject of “Internet Security” is crucial to all of us – not only artists. The meeting is always open to all so forward out the information to anyone you think may be interested.
March 8th Meeting Details
Time: Mar 8, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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On January 11, 2021 the TRAG General meeting will feature Robert Piatt and “The Art of Art Sales”
Robert has helped many people over the years expand their understanding of human nature when it comes to the art of selling and improving their sales skills. Robert has found that for many people, sales can be a challenge. Robert will take us through some of the key principles of what makes a transaction happen.
Join us Monday, January 11th for this informative and enjoyable presentation.
January 11th Meeting Details
Time: Jan 11, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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TRAG has been asked to participate in a fun interactive fundraising day with Citizens Bank. Citizens Bank, who is one of Oregon City’s strongest community supporters, is also one of TRAG’s strongest advocates. Citizens is always the first to donate to our Festival each year and they also host one of TRAG’s galleries. On October 21st Citizens is organizing a fun way to donate $2000 to 15 of Oregon City’s non-profits – and TRAG was asked to participate as one of the non-profits! In addition to the $100 that each non-profit will receive for that day, they have been asked to participate in a marble throwing game to win an additional $400 for first place or $300 for second place. Each non-profit will creatively design a box to catch the public’s eye. These will be placed outside the bank. Then people coming to attend the event will be given a few marbles and attempt to throw the marbles into their favorite box. The box with the most marbles will win an additional $400 and second place will win an additional $300. Think of carnival games, but instead of winning a kewpie doll we can receive up to $500 for TRAG.
So come October 21st to Citizens bank at 19245 Mollala Ave in Oregon City across from the Post Office any time between 10am and 1pm. Tell your friends, family, children and grandchildren. Come see out artistic creative box and help win up to $500 for TRAG!
Susan Schenk will present a ZOOM workshop on writing compelling artist statements.
An artist’s statement tells others about you and your work. Writing one is a powerful exercise for articulating your passion and art. But, it’s also a challenge to capture in words what is often so hard to express and intangible. No matter your medium or level of proficiency, a good statement is a useful tool.
In this workshop, you will be guided through a series of questions to gather information to create a sophisticated artist’s statement, and to deepen your thinking about your own art making. If you are happy with your current artist’s statement, then write a statement for the fabulous artist you aspire to be, so that you can set that intention into the universe. Or, answer the questions as preparation for when you are interviewed for a national artist’s publication.
October 12th Meeting Details
Time: Oct 12, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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TRAG has been asked to participate in a fun interactive fundraising day with Citizens Bank. On September 10th FROM 10AM – 1PM Citizens is organizing a fun way to donate $2000 to 15 of Oregon City’s non-profits – and TRAG was asked to participate as one of the non-profits! Each non-profit was asked to design a box to catch the public’s eye. These will be placed outside the bank. Then people coming to attend the event will be given a few marbles and attempt to throw the marbles into their favorite box. Each participant will receive $100, but the box with the most marbles will win an additional $400 and second place will win an additional $300. Think of carnival games, but instead of winning a kewpie doll we can receive up to $500 for TRAG. So come on Thursday the 10th anytime from 10am – 1pm at Citizens Bank 19245 Molalla Ave across from the Post office and join the fun!
The Meals on Wheels fundraiser brought to you by the Friends of the Milwaukie Center is offering artists a discounted buy in from $150 to $100 for two months of heavily and targeted advertising that will be reaching thousands of potential customers throughout the country!