Artist Opportunities – December 1, 2023

New Calls for Artists

28th annual Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival (dedeadline is February 15, 2024)

The 28th annual Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival takes place Labor Day weekend Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2. The show is located in the North Park Blocks of the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon. 130 exceptional visual artists have been selected to exhibit by an independent jury panel comprised of both working artists and art professionals. The Emerging Artist Program provides regional artists in the early stage of their art career an opportunity to gain experience marketing and showing their work. Learn more and apply >>

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Red Trillium Gallery – Call for Artists (ongoing)

Are you a local ARTIST who is interested in joining a cooperative-style gallery in Troutdale, Oregon?

We are looking for 2D & 3D artists.

Go here for more information and to apply:

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Please Welcome Our 2024 Leadership

By Lynda Orzen, Co-President 2023

Several new faces stepped up to take on leadership positions for the guild. We are so thankful to have bright new faces and ideas. Sharing the Presidents position are Jessie Arts and Caroline Brown. Both are relatively new to the guild but have participated in our events.

Stepping up to be Co Vice Presidents are Cathy Rowe and Erin Redding. They have the fun job of creating great programs for our members.

Volunteering for the Secretary position is Vona Adams-Lawrence. Vona has been with the guild for several years and has participated in many events along with giving a presentation at a guild meeting.

We want to thank these volunteers for taking on very important positions for the guild so we can have a successful 2024 with new programs, ideas, and events.

Artist Opportunities – November 16, 2023

New Calls for Artists

Fiber in 3D (deadline is November 30, 2023)

This juried exhibition will appear in the spring 2024 issue of Fiber Art Now to be released in early April 2024. Selected artwork will be eligible for the onsite exhibition at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas, January 27 through May 4, 2024. Artists are invited to enter TWO innovative three-dimensional artworks of original design that stretch the boundaries of fiber and textile techniques. The artwork must include a fiber component or textile technique.

Learn more and apply >>

Christmas Bazaar (deadline is December 7, 2023)

Come be part of our Christmas Bazaar at the Oregon City Church of the Nazarene on December 9, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm. The deadline is December 7. The set up is 6-8 p.m. and then again Saturday morning from 8-9:30 a.m.

All spaces are 9 feet wide by 7 feet deep. Double spaces are still available. A basic space in which the artist brings their own tables/risers and needs no power is $35. If the artist would like to use our table(s), add $10. Add an additional $10 if the artist needs power.

Learn more and apply >>

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Nominations for 2024 Board Positions

We are looking for nomination for volunteer board members who would be a piece of a larger puzzle. How about your best art friend in TRAG? How about you?

Presidents position. Where and what should TRAG continue to do: HELP TAKE US THERE.

Help a committee plan one of our festivals.

Secretary position. Take notes and print them up for the board and newsletter.

Vice-presidents position. Plan fun ideas for our monthly meetings:

Whew! That sounds like a lot of work unless we concentrate on more hands to help. TRAG members have lots of ideas and you can HELP TAKE US THERE. Nominations will be accepted until the November 10th or you jump up and say, “YES”, I’ll help at the November 13th meeting.

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

Call for Volunteers: Holiday Art Show & Sale 2023

By Kerry Edwards, Holiday Show Volunteer Coordinator

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the Holiday Art Show & Sale that will be held on December 2 and 3.  This is a wonderful, very successful show and just a bit of volunteering helps it run smoothly.  Consider volunteering for a couple of hours on one of the days below. 

The job is easy, the atmosphere is fun and you can shop before or after your shift!!   

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Artist Opportunities – October 16, 2023

New Calls for Artists

A Generous Kingdom VIII: Art that explores symbolism, story, and beyond (deadline is October 28, 2023)

The competition is open to all 2D and 3D artists, national and international, working in all forms of painting, drawing, photography, graphics, digital, and sculpture are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. This is a virtual exhibition and all works will be displayed on the gallery website and promoted through social media channels. Learn more and apply >>

Pen & Ink Challenge (deadline is October 31, 2023)

Judges from will be looking for strong cohesion in both technical execution and presence of a core concept, and how they work together to form a visually commanding presence. They will also consider the originality of the idea, innovative engagement of the materials used, and bold artistic vision. Learn more and apply >>

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Donations Requested for Library Fundraiser

By Lynda Orzen, TRAG Co-President

The Friends of the Oregon City Public Library and the Library Foundation are hosting a fundraising event for the Oregon City Library. We are requesting donations of artwork with a value of $50 or more for a raffle. Donations are due by November 17. The funding raised will enable the Oregon City Library to enter their “Next Chapter”.

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Call for Committee Chairs for 2024 Festival of the Arts

By Lynda Orzen, TRAG Co-President

At our September membership meeting we discussed the need for committee chairs to support the 2024 Festival of the Arts. Our last two events were organized by a small handful of people, that model is unsustainable moving forward.

The Festival is a significant event for the guild as it is Oregon City’s Premier art event. The event needs a significant number of volunteers to organize it in 2024.

I was asked to put together information outlining committee chair positions and the time needed to cover associated tasks.

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