Upcoming Classes at Red Trillium Gallery

Painting Glass in Watercolor with Mary Elle

August 18, 2020    
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Red Trillium Gallery Classroom
371 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy,
Troutdale, OR 97069

Cost:  $60 per person

We will paint a small collection of glass pieces (3) with the objective of learning to save the highlights, capture the play of reflected light and color between the objects and create a sense of transparency in the glass pieces.

Register and info: redtrilliumgallery.com

The Magic of Watercolor with Bonnie Moore

Fee: $60

Date: August 20th.
Time: 10am. to 5pm.
Location: Red Trillium Gallery Classroom
   371 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060

Let’s play with watercolor and some Kosher salt! Experience the excitement of creating a dramatic background that you don’t have to fuss with.

Register & Info: RedTrilliumGallery.com

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

Call for Artists: Storefront Art Gallery and Event project (SAGE)

TRAG received a grant through the Metro Enhancement program to transform brown paper coverings on vacant commercial space into works of Art. Our plan is to create a portfolio for property manager/owners of pieces that can be selected to adorn the storefront windows on a space that is available for lease. Once selected, the jpg will be printed onto a 3 1/2’x6’ sintra board and installed inside the storefront window. 

We are asking any and all artists to submit JPGs of up to 3 pieces of their work. JPGs of 2D and 3D are accepted as long as they can meet the following specifications:

  • We would prefer the original piece to be 28”w x 40”h (vertical). We can consider a 16”x20” piece that can be reduced by 1 inch on each side to meet 14”x20”. 
  • No horizontal pieces can be accepted.
  • The jpg should be 2400 pixels and at 300 dpi. 
  • If you are unsure or have questions, you can contact Tamara Scott at tamara@tamarascottart.com. We are more than willing to work with you to meet the specifications

For each piece selected by the property manager/owner, the artist will receive $175. Printing and installation will be managed by TRAG volunteers. All we are asking is up to 3 jpg’s of your work that can be included in a portfolio.

This is a fun and exciting project. We are looking forward to seeing the streets of Oregon City adorned with beautiful art from our local Artists while helping out our local economy. Send all submissions to tamara@tamarascottart.com

Submit Your Art for the SAGE Project

  • Files formats: JPG or JPEG File size limit: 10Mb
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg.
  • 28”w x 40”h (vertical) preferred. 16"x20" that can be reduced to 14”x20” will be considered.
  • Files formats: JPG or JPEG File size limit: 10Mb
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg.
  • 28”w x 40”h (vertical) preferred. 16"x20" that can be reduced to 14”x20” will be considered.
  • Files formats: JPG or JPEG File size limit: 10Mb
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Upcoming Classes at Red Trillium Gallery

Mixed Media Painting Class with artist instructor Julie Jeanseau
Aug 8, 2020

Zentangle Introduction with Cindy Lenig Cossu
Aug 8, 2020

Monday Night Oil Painting Class with artist instructor Julie JeanseauAug 10, 2020 – Aug 31, 2020

The Magic of Silk Painting with Linda Swindle
Sep 27, 2020 – Sep 28, 2020

Felted, Fused & Funky Fun with Linda Swindle
Sep 29, 2020

Zentangle Introduction with Cindy Lenig Cossu
Oct 17, 2020

Intro to Photoshop for Photographers Class with Patrick Campbell
Nov 14, 2020

See all details at https://www.redtrilliumgallery.com/event-list

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

Call for Artists: Commission of an Exterior Artwork at OIT’s Cornett Hall in Klamath Falls

Oregon Arts Commission: Invitation to Artists

The Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) request qualifications for the commission of an exterior artwork at OIT’s Cornett Hall in Klamath Falls.

OIT’s Cornett Hall in Klamath Falls

About Cornett Hall

Originally built in 1964, the 101,000 sq ft Cornett Hall has been adapted over the years to accommodate a wide variety of programs. Recent renovations have updated the building to be a modern and safe lab and classroom building to educate students for technology jobs at this growing polytechnic university. The interior architecture has an industrial yet modern feel with spaces that are open, flexible and durable for handling various engineering processes, from dirty to high tech.

Cornett Hall is the primary project lab building for the School of Engineering, Technology and Management, consisting of industrial labs, classrooms and workspaces, primarily for the departments of Civil Engineering and Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology. It is also home to the Oregon Renewable Energy Center, Campus Security and Environmental Health and Safety.


An approximate total of $130,000 is available for commissioning new site-specific exterior art, which will include artist fees, fabrication, insurance, shipping, travel, installation, documentation and all other project costs.


Artists and artist teams living in Oregon, Washington and northern California are eligible to apply. Artists currently on Oregon’s Public Artist Roster must apply directly to this call.


Completed applications must be received no later than Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee will review applications and select up to three finalists who will be invited to submit a detailed project proposal for which they will be paid a design stipend of $800. If selected as a finalist, proposers will be invited for a site visit. Though this tour is not required, it is an opportunity for artists to familiarize themselves with the art zone, surrounding space and campus community.

Art Zone: The Courtyard

The selected art zone is a 20 x 20 ft site located within the large and open-spaced courtyard area in the center of Cornett Hall. The newly redesigned courtyard is intended to serve as an outdoor learning and social space. It is highly visible from the building’s lobby and there are large bay doors that open from adjacent lab spaces into the courtyard.

All artwork materials must be durable, low maintenance and compatible with outdoor application.

Potential Aesthetic and Thematic Characteristics

*     Respectful and responsive to the architecture of Cornett Hall through materials and/or structural form;

*     Conceptually connected to engineering (civil and mechanical) through materials, material behavior, structural form;

*     Shows actual movement (kinetic) or suggestive of movement; and

*     Encourages interaction and engagement, possibly through movement, touch or sound.

More Information

For more details and how to apply see the Cornett Hall Request for Qualifications PDF.

Learn more about OIT: https://www.oit.edu

Learn more about the Cornett Hall renovation project: https://www.oit.edu/faculty-staff/facilities-services/projects/active-projects.  

Questions? Contact Renee Couture, Project Manager, 541-496-4666 or coutureartcoordinator@gmail.com.

This project is made possible through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places program.

Kudos Korner – Lynda Orzen-Founding

This month’s Kudo Korner contribution was given by multiple members of our Board:

 Lynda Orzen – Founding Member of TRAG.

Lynda Orzen has been involved with the Arts in Oregon City for over 20 years. She has been a strong voice of political activism for Oregon City for longer than that, and we are deeply grateful for her dedicated support in our community. Lynda is an integral part of our Three Rivers Artist Guild, and one of the main reasons we are in existence today.

Over the past two decades, Lynda has lent her personal involvement and support for the following art programs: The original Oregon City Arts Commission, the first Art Fair Event in Oregon City at Carnegie Park and the Pioneer Center which evolved into the Oregon City Festival of the Arts, the origination of our own Three Rivers Artist Guild, the main street “nomad” galleries in vacant retail and commercial spaces which is evolving into the SAGE project, and the origination of TRAG’s Holiday Show at the Pioneer Community Center.

However, Lynda’s accomplishments do not stop at promoting just Art in our Community. Lynda’s undying support for Oregon City also includes: serving as a member and Chair for Friends of the Library for more than 20 years, chairing the Political Action Committee for the new Library expansion, and working with the OC Police Department for a new police facility. All of these programs were passed and are still vibrant in part due to Lynda’s involvement. It is not surprising that Lynda was awarded Citizen of the year in 2015.

Lynda’s dedication for TRAG has never wavered. She still participates every year for the Festival of the Arts Committee, is a current and long-time member of our TRAG Board, manages the TRAG Holiday Show each year, publishes our TRAG newsletter each month, has recently volunteered to help with the Storefront Art Gallery and Events project (SAGE) which TRAG got funding for just last week, is assisting with the reinstitution of murals in Oregon City, and recently took a seat on the newest Oregon City Comprehensive Plan review committee to ensure that arts and culture take a prominent place in Oregon City’s overall plan.

I personally, as the current president of TRAG, would not know what to do without Lynda’s incomparable experience, input and willingness to give of her time. She is an exemplary model of what the word “volunteer” means, and how one person can change a City’s direction and culture. Please join me in giving Lynda a heartfelt Thank You and sincere acknowledgement of her support for the Three Rivers Artist Guild over the years. Let her be an example to all of us on how you can help our Guild and our community.

You are our hero!

Arts and Poetry Contest – And the Winners Are!

TRAG was asked by Oregon City Parks and Rec to help support an amazing project for young Artists and Poets.  The contest was divided into two age groups 11-13 and 14-16. Each group was asked to either write a poem or create a piece of art inspired by Oregon City’s history. Parks and Rec received a total of 20 submissions, and they were truly amazing. TRAG contributed to the jurying for each age group and helped tally the winners. 

The Contest Winners are:

Artists – 11-13 Group
First Place:  Charlotte Lennon
Second Place:  Gabriel Benischek
Third Place:  Lexus Devries

Artist 14-16 Group
First Place:  Delaney McFarland
Second Place:  Quinn Wardwell
Third Place:  Mary Cruz

Poetry – 11-13
First Place:  Freya Steed
Second Place:  Noah Graf
Third Place:  Addie Contreras

No Poetry submissions for 14-16

 Deepest thanks to our Art Jurors: Lucas Nickerson, Bonnie Moore, and Sandra Buyer; and also to our Poetry Jurors: Laura Lee Scott, Kate Gray, and Linda Appel.

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