Citizens Bank Non-profit Fundraising Day – October 21st 10am-1pm!

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!

October 12th Virtual Guild Meeting – Writing Compelling Artist Statements

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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CITIZENS BANK TRAG FUNDRAISER THURSDAY SEPT. 10TH

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!

Clackamas On Tap and Uncorked 2020 is going VIRTUAL this year!

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!

If you are interested in participating please contact Junia@friendsofthemilwaukiecenter.org for more information and check out the site progress so far at www.clackontap.com.

September 14th Virtual Guild Meeting – Writing Compelling Artist Statements

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.

September 14th Meeting Details

Time: Sep 14, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Virtual Guild Meeting – How to Promote Your Art Locally

“How to Promote Your Art Locally – presented by Patricia Davidson

We wish to invite you to our July 13th TRAG meeting program from 7pm – 8:30pm via ZOOM The meeting will feature our very own Oregon Landscape and Nature Photographer, Patricia Davidson. Patricia will be presenting, “How to Promote Your Art Locally”.

The following is the agenda planned for the July 13th TRAG meeting via Zoom:

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Board business/announcements
7:30 to 8:15 pm – Patricia Davidson Presentation “How to Promote Your Art Locally”
8:15 to 8:30 pm – member opportunity to share art!

This will surely be a wonderful evening and opportunity to connect with each other virtually and to experience this wonderful presentation.

See you on the 13th!

Please click on the following link to access the meeting on July 13th at 7pm.

Topic: TRAG General Public Meeting
Time: Jul 13, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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If you have not used Zoom before, it is the leading app for on-line and virtual meetings. You will be able to see yourself and all attendees. You will automatically be on mute once you link in. By a raise of hands, the presenter will be able to call your name, which at that time you can unmute yourself and ask your questions. No worries – it is actually very simple and user-friendly. 

Here’s a great video on how to join a ZOOM call and use it for the first timehttps://youtu.be/9isp3qPeQ0E. Watch this video BEFORE the scheduled call below so you’ll feel comfortable with what is happening.

Open your Own Gallery through the TRAG Website!

Since January, the TRAG board has been in discussions about how to offer TRAG artists more opportunities to promote their art. You can now show up to 10 pieces of your art on TRAG’s website, have links to your own site and social media to market yourselves, and a short form for interested buyers to contact you. This new program will not only highlight the TRAG website with beautiful artwork but will promote our Artists as well. Please follow the instructions below to be a part of this exciting opportunity.

Starting with your gallery

Note: your profile on the website, which is referenced in the the password reset email (https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/wp-login.php), is only to give you an option to change the username, email, or password if you need to. You can ignore everything else you see there. 

All artist galleries are categorized by a primary medium. If you work in more than one, put the rest under “Tags” when you create the gallery. Tags don’t require capitalization, punctuation, or hash (#) symbols in front of them. Keep them as short as possible.

If you don’t want to publish a phone number or any other contact info, leave it blank, and it will not show on your gallery page. 

As you add images to your gallery, successfully uploaded images will show as thumbnails with a text field for artwork details next to it. You can upload more than one image at once. 

Editing your gallery

If you are still logged in, there will be the “Edit” button either under your gallery at https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/trag-artists/ or under your name in your gallery which will have a link similar to https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/trag-artists/YOUR-NAME/ (replace YOUR-NAME with your actual first and last name and a hyphen between them). Click it, and you will see the same form you used to create the gallery. Everything in it will be editable.

If you are logged out, go https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/trag-artists/?wpbdp_view=login, log in, and you will be taken to the list of galleries at https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/trag-artists/. You can find your galley under your chosen category at the top of the page or go to your gallery at  https://www.threeriversartistguild.com/trag-artists/YOUR-NAME/.

Getting help

If you have any trouble with setting up or editing your gallery, contact Yelena Shabrova at webmaster@threeriversartistguild.com.

TRAG announcement for June meeting

Welcome TRAG members!  In light of ongoing concerns with COVID-19 and out of consideration for our membership’s health and wellbeing, our June 8th meeting will be offered virtually via Zoom from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.  I am hoping you will join us, as this will be a meeting dedicated to you and hope you will find it a fulfilling way to connect with your fellow artists during this unprecedented time.

The theme of this meeting : “Artists In Residence !”

Our agenda for June 8, 2020: 

  • 7:00pm to 7:30 pm – Board member reporting and information about the Guild, gallery, plans going forward for TRAG
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm – Members sharing their art.  We invite each member to showcase and share a piece you have been working on during this “artist in residence” time.  As you show us your work, let us know what inspired you and a little about your process creating your piece.
  • 8:00 – 8:30 pm – Membership sharing – open forum.  We invite you to share your experiences, thoughts, and worries over the last few months sheltering in; how it has affected you; changed, perhaps the way you are doing your work.  Please consider limiting the time of sharing to within 5 minutes, so that all, who would like to participate will have an opportunity to do so.
  • Finally, think about what you would like to see for future meetings and how often you would like to meet virtually. Likely, this will be our new way of connecting with our members in the months to come d/t COVID-19 and the TRAG community’s desire to keep everyone safe.

I look forward to seeing you all there for this very special event.  Look for the link to the Zoom meeting in the upcoming emails.  I so appreciate you all; wishing you well and staying safe.

Jeanne Cardana
Vice President, Three Rivers Art Guild

June Meeting Details

Topic: TRAG Guild Meeting
Time: Jun 8, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Calling All Artists to Submit Images for TRAG Website and Social Media!

If you haven’t noticed already, TRAG is updating and giving our website a new facelift! We are also working hard to better promote TRAG on social media, and we need your help!

One of the things we have discussed at length with the Board members is how and when to use images. Our top priorities are to give Artists the opportunity to promote their work, make sure we have our Artists’ permissions, and do it fairly.

The following is TRAG’s new program for adding our Artists’ work to the TRAG website and social media.

If you are interested in having your art included, fill out the form at the link below by April 29th or by the 29th of each month thereafter:

Submit Your Art for the Chance to Be Featured on the TRAG Website

For the TRAG website, two Artists will be selected each month on the 29th. Yelena Shabrova, our Website Coordinator, built a program that will randomly select two submitted images to keep it fair to all involved. Each of the selected Artists will have their image appear on the home page for two weeks.

If an Artist is chosen 2 times in a row, the process will be repeated to select a new Artist. In addition to the website selection, all submitted images will be regularly used on both Instagram and Facebook.

Thanks for your support and help. TRAG will not only have an eye-catching beautiful home page and social media presence because of your participation, but we will be able to promote your art as well!

Permission
Artist hereby authorizes the use of the submitted image for promotional efforts related to the Three Rivers Artist Guild in all forms of media including print, television and Internet advertising. Artist is not guaranteed inclusion in any promotional materials.

Trieste Andrews
President, Three Rivers Artist Guild

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