January 11th Virtual Guild Meeting – The Art of Art Sales

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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Call for Artists: January/February/March 2021 Rotation at the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce Gallery

The deadline to sign up for the January/February/March rotation is January 8th.

Call for Artists is now open for our January/February/March rotation at the Chamber Gallery located at, 615 High Street #102, Oregon City.

What you need to know:

  • This Rotation Period is for two (2) months.
  • There is no fee to participate in the Rotation Period, and no commission paid on sales.  
  • Artwork may not be removed without the approval of the Chamber Gallery Committee.
  • Please see further details in the attached Exhibit Regulations.

Key Dates:

Art in and out – January 19th,2021, from 10 am till 2 pm.
Next art in and out   – The week of March 16th, 2021, from 10 am till 2 pm

To participate contact the Chamber Gallery Committee,  Vona Adams-Lawrence or  Diana Strom. Again the deadline to participate is January 8th.

All accepted artists will receive a separate email or call to schedule your time slot for the art in and forms for the Hold Harmless Agreement, Wall Labels, and link to the Inventory sheet.

Oregon City Chamber of Commerce Exhibit Regulations

  1. Membership in Three Rivers Artist Guild (“TRAG”) is current.
  2. Both 2D artists and 3D artists are welcome to participate. This Gallery will not be manned by Artists, so we are unable to offer binned items, jewelry or cards.
  3. Art will be exhibited for two to three months, mirroring the TRAG Gallery rotation schedule duration, at Oregon City Chamber of Commerce, 615 High Street #102, Oregon City. Artwork may not be removed without approval of the Chamber Gallery Committee.
  4. The art does not need to be juried so we ask the artist to present appropriate subject matter. All artwork must be original and made by the submitting Artist. Depending on the dimensions and number of participants, Artists may submit between 3 and 8 pieces.
  5. All artwork must be ready to hang on the wall with appropriate wire and either framed or finished in a professional manner. On the reverse side of work, there must be the Artist’s name, phone number and other contact information along with the title and a price if for sale.
  6. Artists must provide a one-page Artist Statement with photo of the Artist, and a dozen business cards.
  7. The Chamber Gallery Committee, and/or Oregon City Chamber of Commerce has the right to accept or reject any artwork due to size limitations, content or quality.
  8. Art In/Out: Artists will be scheduled for a 20-minute appointment to bring their art in or pick it up, to maintain COVID gathering/social distancing restrictions. Masks are required. If you miss your appointment, alternate arrangements have to be made with the Chamber Gallery Committee, preferably prior to your appointment.
  9. Sales: If works sell, the Artist is responsible to coordinate with Buyer and keeps 100% of sale. Artist is responsible for shipping and billing. Artist will replace work with another comparable piece and provide all inventory information to the Chamber Gallery Committee.
  10. While every effort is made to safeguard the works, TRAG is not responsible for any missing or damage to artworks. All works are exhibited in public spaces which are locked during non-work hours.

    The Chamber Gallery Committee consists of:

    – Vona Adams-Lawrence
    – Diana Strom

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


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

Festival of Wreaths Open Now

The Rotary Club of Oregon City and the Three Rivers Artist Guild invite you to enjoy the holidays and support the community with the purchase of an everlasting, artistically designed wreath created

The “Festival of Wreaths” online auction kicks off November 10, 2020 at 2 p.m

Your purchase helps the Rotary Club of Oregon City Foundation local efforts to:

  • support childhood literacy,
  • provide for food insecure students, 
  • provide showers for homeless,
  • … and more

Items may be viewed without signing up, however to start bidding you will need to register at our online Auction Site.

From your desktop click here
From your mobile device, click here

Bidding closes at 5 pm Sunday, November 22nd.

Wreaths will be available for pick-up at a convenient Oregon City location      
beginning Monday, November 23rd.

Visit www.oregoncityrotary.org for more information and links to the auction site.
Questions?  Reply to this email and we can help.

Capturing the Moment – Call to Portland Artists and Creatives

Submission deadline is Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST.

Capturing the Moment is a new call for artists and designers of all media to submit works created in this moment. ANY work that captures a creative response to the global pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement, racial justice protests, and/or the political environment of the moment. Submissions of all media will be considered – murals, paintings, photos, films, essays, poetry, performances captured on film or video, posters, stickers, t-shirt art, etc.

This new call aims to reflect and record this time of change, uncertainty, loss, and hope. It will continue to serve and showcase some of the work emerging from artists and creatives at this moment in our history. Artist submissions selected for Capturing the Moment will be shared via RACC and the City of Portland communication channels including digital formats and social media accounts.

PDXCARES funding is dedicated to Black artists, Indigenous artists, and all artists of color who reside in the City of Portland.

Hampton Rodriguez, Bike, 2019, newspaper on canvas, 12 x7. Recent addition to Visual Chronicle of Portland


  • RACC will purchase actual physical artworks/memorabilia of all media. (Framing will be provided by RACC, as appropriate.)
  • RACC will also purchase written works, digital images of works, digital recordings of performances, etc. to show/use through RACC & the City of Portland’s communication channels.

Only works created since March 2020 will be considered. Selected artists will receive up to $1,500 per individual. The overall budget for this initiative is $38,000.

A panel of RACC staff and BIPOC curators selected by RACC will review and curate artist submissions. RACC reserves the right to select works from artists and creatives who do not directly apply to this call, if appropriate.


This opportunity serves artists who reside in the City of Portland only. Funds may only be awarded for submissions from Black artists, Indigenous artists, and artists of color who meet the eligibility criteria.

Additionally, priority will be given to artists who have not received RACC Support Beam 2020 commissions or a 2020 Project Grant or are not already well represented in Portland’s Portable Works Public Art Collection.

Elijah Hasan, See It Through, 2019, Inkjet print, 11×14. Recent addition to Portland Visual Chronicle.


All artwork for consideration must be submitted through RACC’s Opportunity Portal: racc.org/apply.

Artists must create an account, or log into their existing account. Instructions in the opportunity portal will guide you through the process. Incomplete submission forms cannot be considered.

Once you have started your Capturing the Moment submission form, you can save after each step and sign out. Your proposal will be saved as a draft you can continue to work on as needed. Complete all the tasks and hit “Submit.” Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions during the process.

Artists must include the following in their proposal:

  • Up to eight (8) works that “Capture the Moment,” including images, writing, or video. File size should be no larger than 5 megabytes. The .jpg format, PDF format, or links to video work online is preferred. Provide no more than two (2) images per artwork/item. For each submission, provide title, media, dimensions/length, date produced, and (if applicable) background or conceptual information.
  • Artist bio: A short paragraph that briefly describes your artistic practice (150-200 words).
  • Applicant demographics
  • Applicant W-9 form

Contact hnkent@racc.org

We’re Here to Help! Talk with the Program Staff. Ask questions and seek help early; last minute help can be in short supply.

If you have questions about the RACC application portal or if using the application portal presents a barrier to applying, contact Ingrid Carlson: icarlson@racc.org.


Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST.

Comprehensive plan listening session for artists

The City of Oregon City is currently updating its Comprehensive Plan. The plan, although not legally binding sets out the future goals as developed with input from community members. Although this sounds quite dull and boring, it gives the community an opportunity to let the city know what kind of future we want. Currently there is no mention of Arts and Culture in the current Comp plan. There are references to the Heritage community and Tourism.

This is our opportunity to let our voices be heard by the city. Many groups are conducting “listening sessions” through video conferencing. I have offered to host a session for TRAG artists.  Now is the time for artists and their contributions to the vitality and culture of our community be known and brought into the planning of our future Oregon City. Please join me on Wednesday, October 28, probably early evening for a listening session. Contact Lynda Orzen, orzep@comcast.net to join the conversation. If you are unable to participate, please send your comments to Lynda. Time and contact information will be sent out later.

Statements of Principle

Oregon City’s Comprehensive Plan is founded on a number of principles, which shape the City Commission’s vision for the future growth and development of the city. The principles help determine the scope of issues, concerns, and actions that will guide development, and are reflected in the plan’s goals and policies. Statements of these principles, listed below, are not legally binding. They are instead intended to help citizens understand the kind of city this plan will help to achieve.

Promote sustainability and sustainable development.
Contain urban development.
Promote redevelopment.
Protect natural resources.
Foster economic vitality.
Provide efficient and cost-effective services.
Ensure a sense of history and place.

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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In partnership with the Oregon City Rotary Club

OC Rotary Club has asked TRAG’s help in raising funds through the first annual Festival of the Wreaths. Rotary is asking for artists to partner with their members to create wreaths, or even just to hire one of TRAG’s artists to make a wreath. All materials will be paid for, and even the potential to pay an artist for their time in making the wreath.

Rotary International is an international service organization. The club’s stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organization open to all. Their principal motto is “Service Above Self”. This motto is personified in the Rotary Club of Oregon City’s contributions to our community. They include volunteerism and contributions to the Cub Scouts, meals to Father’s Heart Ministries, the Homeless Resource Fair offering services to disadvantaged, annual distribution of dictionaries to Oregon City’s third graders, and supporter and supplier to Oregon City Head Start. All these contributions are supported by fundraisers throughout the year by the OC Rotary Club. However, COVID restrictions have circumvented these efforts for 2021, and Rotary is in dire need of unique and creative ideas of raising funds for these worthy projects.

If you would like to participate in this fun and meaningful event, please contact president@threeriversartistguild.com for more information. We will be matching artists with Rotary members and their ideas to support our community and those in need.

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