Spring Fling 2022 Review

By Lynda Orzen, Spring Fling Coordinator

The weather wasn’t the best for our 2-day art event but still had quite a few visitors. Having smaller crowds meant visitors had more time to talk with artists. We had to bring in our artists that were going to set up outside, making for cozier conditions inside. Soul Flags kept the little ones busy making Mother’s Day cards.

A huge Thank You to Rose Holden for inviting us to use her facility for our art event!

Tie dye and learn to garden with beneficial insects!

During this workshop we will learn all about the good insects in your garden and how to encourage their presence. We know about how great ladybugs and praying mantids are, but did you know there are many more awesome insects out there that can help eat those pesky caterpillars and aphids? Students will also receive several handouts that contain helpful resources and information on beneficial insects and pollinators.

Then we will tie dye! There will be PLENTY of vibrant colors available, and we will have several different tie dye styles that students can choose.  Bandanas will be provided, and if students would like to decorate an additional item they are welcome to bring a piece of cotton clothing that has been washed.

Cost: $50

Date and time: 6:30-8pm
Wednesday June 8th

This class is for ages 6 and up

Please visit this site to signup:

About the instructor: Heather Andrews is a research entomologist at Oregon State University.  She works at a university extension office in Aurora where she studies growing practices in orchard crops that minimize their negative impact on the environment while maximizing yield.  In her free time Heather makes jewelry, draws and also plays the harp.

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Call for Artists: Square Foot Community Art Show

Submission May 15-29
Show Reception June 4

Free, non-juried show! 

It’s hip to be square!  If you would like to submit work to the Square Foot Show:

1. Fill out the applicationApplication

2. Make art on a deep American Easel Birch Board 12X12” add attach wire mount for hanging. Your name should be written on the back of your artwork.
3. Drop off your 12″x12″ artwork to:

Art Department LLC
254 Commercial St NE
Salem OR 97301


  • All media are accepted as long as the work fits in or on the deep 12″x12″ American Easel Birch Board, hanging vertically.
  • All work must be ready to hang with appropriate wire hardware to be accepted.
  • Print your name on the back of your artwork. 
  • Work is due Saturday, May 29, 2021 by no later than 5pm.
  • The opening reception will take place at the Art Department Concrete Gallery on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 5pm-8pm. The exhibition will run until June 20, 2021.
  • Pick up Artwork June 22-29.
  • Work must be picked up within 15 days after the exhibition end date.
  • While the Art Department will make every reasonable effort to keep your artwork safe, it is the responsibly of the artist to insure the full value of your artwork. The Art Department is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged art.
  • For questions please contact: artinfo@artdepartmentsupply.com 

Rental Sales Gallery – Open Call for New Member Artists

Submissions will be made online, from Friday, July 1st – Friday, July 22nd (please note that submissions cannot be made outside of these dates). The jury will then consider the works and a decision will be made as to which artists are to become Members. The Show will open to the public on Friday, August 26th 2022, from 4-7pm.

The Rental Sales Gallery will be hosting an open call for new Member Artists in 2022! Here will be an opportunity to join RSG and showcase your works here in the Gallery and through our website.

For more information, contact us at rentalsales@pam.org.

A visit to the Gallery is recommended, to explore work on exhibition by current Gallery artists. This will provide an opportunity to learn about the variety of framing solutions, sizes, techniques, styles, and prices available to our Gallery clients.

Calling All TRAG members Who Offer Classes, Workshops, or Private Teaching!

Starting this May, a new section on the TRAG website will feature all members who offer classes, workshops, art demos, or private teaching. 

If you are interested in being added, please fill out the short form below.

Call for Artists: Lincoln High School Mural Opportunity | Portland, Oregon

Submissions Due: 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

On behalf of Portland Public Schools (PPS), the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites artists/artist teams who are either based in Oregon & Southwest Washington or attended Lincoln High School to submit their qualifications to be considered for a site-specific mural at the newly rebuilt Lincoln High School (Lincoln) in Portland, Oregon. One artist/artist team will be selected to create a mural design to be painted on the exterior west-facing wall. The budget to create a mural design is $25,000. 

Located in the Goose Hollow neighborhood, Lincoln is Oregon’s first and oldest high school. The Lincoln campus is on an 11 acre super block and will consist of a 6-story classroom tower and theatre and athletic facilities. Lincoln is scheduled to open for classes in Fall 2022 and the entire project is slated for completion in 2023. The selected artist/artist team will create a mural design that will be painted on the school’s west wall, facing SW Main St and SW 18th Ave. Additionally, community engagement will be a central component of the design process. 

Read the full details about this call and the school’s rebuild, artist eligibility, and application materials.

Who can apply?

This opportunity is open to artist/artist teams either based in Oregon/Southwest Washington or who have attended Lincoln High School. Applicants who have an interest and/or experience in community engagement processes that informs their art practice are strongly encouraged to apply.

PPS and RACC are committed to reflecting the cultural richness of our city by promoting opportunities for emerging and historically underrepresented artists. Artists/teams representing communities of color are encouraged to apply. Strong consideration will be given to artists who have experience working with youth and residents from historically underrepresented communities including communities of color, immigrant, and refugee communities to develop their artwork, including working in a historical context.

Apply online in the RACC Opportunity Portal(For first-time users of the portal, view a brief video learning how to register here.)

Learn more by watching the previously recorded info sessions:

Follow Regional Arts & Culture Council on Facebook or @regionalarts on Instagram to stay informed of this and other upcoming opportunities.

We’re Here to Help!


Contact project manager Salvador Mayoral IV with questions or to set up a time for a phone call: smayoral@racc.org

OCFOTA T-shirt Contest

Contest Rules

  1. The contest is open only to active TRAG Members.
  2. There is no theme for Artist entries.
  3. Each Artist may submit only one (1) entry.
  4. Entries should be 300 dpi, 2400 pixels on a longer side PNG or JPG files.
  5. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm June 10, 2022.
  6. The winning Artist will be announced by June 30, 2022.
  7. The winning Artist will:
    • have their artwork printed on the OCFOTA 2022 Volunteer T-Shirt
    • receive a $100 reward
    • receive a T-Shirt with their artwork

The contest is over, and the form is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Wild Arts Festival Call to Artists

The 2022 Portland Audubon Wild Arts Festival has begun accepting applications! Once again, the Wild Arts Festival will be at Portland State University Viking Pavilion’s Peter S. Stott Center. Please note that the Festival will be on the weekend of December 10 and 11.

For more information about the Wild Arts Festival, and to complete your application, go to ZAPPlication.

Application Deadline: June 12.

You may also learn more about us by visiting wildartsfestival.org.

Thank you for your interest in the Wild Arts Festival and we look forward to your application!

Wild Arts Festival Call to Artists
Artists Committee

Wild Arts Festival ZAPPlication

Learn about maternal insects and make a necklace and card for Mother’s Day

Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day! Mothers are very important to humans, as well as some insects. From earwigs to carrion beetles, there are several species of insects that are great mothers.  Did you know that tsetse flies produce milk that they feed to their babies???  You’ll learn all about these fascinating critters and more during this class!  Then will get to make a beautiful necklace from all natural beetle wings and a card for the special mother in your life 🤗🦋💕

Date and time: Tuesday May 3rd 5:30-7:30pm

Cost of class: $50

Open to ages 6 and up 

Please follow this link for additional information, and to signup: https://www.artomaddic.com/events

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