Call for Artists: SWA Spring Show and Sale

Open to all artists, 18 and older

Location: Vancouver Water Resource Center / 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA

The SWA Spring Show is a professionally judged, non juried show and sale representing a wide variety of art media and disciplines. It features over $1600 in cash prizes in 6 judged categories, sponsor selected awards and a Peoples’s Choice award. Karen Madsen, Artstra Board Chair, serves as judge for this exhibition. She has a MA in studio art from New York University. Learn more about Karen by visiting her website: kcmadsen.net

Show dates / times

Thursday, April 30, 11am-5pm
Friday, May 1, 12pm-8pm
Saturday, May 2, 12pm-8pm, Reception 5pm-7pm
Sunday May 3, 12pm-3pm

Delivery / Pickup

Deliver work: Tuesday, April 28, 12pm – 5pm
Pick up work: Sunday, May 3, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Categories

  1. Oil and acrylic on canvas or board not under glass
  2. Water Media including watercolor, acrylic and ink
  3. Combined Media including mixed media, digitally painted (NO photographer or digitally manipulated photos), hand pulled prints and other combined media
  4. Pencil, Colored Pencil, graphite, charcoal or conte
  5. Pastels including oil and soft pastels
  6. 3 D work including small sculpture, woodwork, and glass (no furniture)

Eligibility

  • Open to all artists 18 & older.
  • Original work only: no copies, classwork or collaborations. No reproductions of originals or copyrighted images.
  • Art must not have been previously entered in a SWA show.
  • Art must be appropriate for public spaces.
  • Show committee reserves the right to determine whether art meets the show or category requirements.

Registration / Entry

  • Open to all artists 18 & older.
  • Artists may enter up to 3 works of art.
  • Art must be dry and ready to hang with wire that is at least 2 inches below the top. No saw tooth hangers or clips. Art not properly wired may be rejected.
  • Maximum within 36” and a maximum height is 36” for hanging art. Larger pieces are displayed on easels. Large pieces incur an additional fee and are limited to one per artist, as space allows.
  • Weight limits: 2D—not to exceed 20 lbs. 3D—not to exceed 40 lbs.
  • Registration closes on April 17, or when 200 pieces of art are registered.
  • Registration will be invoiced via PayPal and is due upon receipt. Registrations not paid by April 17 will be void.

Fees

Members 1 entry- $20; 2 entries- $35; 3 entries- $45 

Non-members  1entry- $30; 2 entries- $45; 3 entries- $55 Additional $10 for pieces over 36”x 36”

Register for the 2020 SWA Spring Show

Kudos Korner – March 2020

This month the Gallery recognizes the work that a few of our volunteers do for all us to help keep the Gallery running smoothly. These are people that go over and above what is asked of them, and we could not continue to run the Gallery without them. When you see them, please be sure to introduce yourself and say thanks. I know I do every day.


Vona Adams-Lawrence has been part of our Gallery for over a year. Her 2D artwork focuses on oils, acrylics & watercolors. Prior to becoming a member of TRAG, Vona worked in retail for 42 years. When asked why she signed up to be the Gallery Supplier Coordinator, Vona responded “The Gallery provides me the pleasure of meeting customers and seeing how they enjoy all our artists artwork”.

Sue Woodworth is starting her 2nd year in our Gallery. As a seamstress by early trade, she enjoys designing clothes, costumes, art doll making, quilting, draperies and upholstering. Her Gallery artwork includes torch and kiln fired enamel on metal jewelry, 2D paintings and whimsical gourd birdhouses. As a new member, Sue jumped in quickly to volunteer during the Gallery’s Art In/Out process, the OCFOTA Event as the Entertainment and Food Vendor coordinator and attending Chamber of Commerce meetings with Trieste, TRAG’s President, to learn about opportunities for our TRAG members to participate in.

Most recently, Sue has agreed to take on the Marketing position on TRAG’s Board of Directors as well as joined the Gallery Committee as our Jury Coordinator. When asked why she volunteers her time, Sue responded “When I retired, I wanted to play with art. The natural course for me was to sell my art and become involved with other artists. I had no idea the scope of activities that an Art Guild could be involved in. It’s feels so good to be with other artists who have art
swirling around in their heads, heart and souls”. 

Lynn Collum has been with TRAG about 10 years. As an artist, she enjoys photography, silversmithing, enameling, knitting, sewing and has recently added laser cutting and printing to her artwork. As a member of the Gallery Committee, Lynn, has been doing our Gallery financials and books for almost as long as she has been a TRAG member. Her dedication and hard work over the years in developing the forms and process that we use today is what allows the Gallery to accurately record and pay each Artist when they sell their artwork. Her volunteer work also includes volunteering at Art In/Out. When asked why she volunteers her time, Lynn responded “I love being there to see the new artwork coming in and saddened to see great artwork going out unsold. I have seen many changes in the way the Gallery operated and enjoyed working with many artists I met along the way. I have not been in the Gallery for past last year but look forward to coming back in when my personal and work life becomes less hectic.”


Jen Henry

Live Facebook video of TRAG Monthly meetings

Don’t miss a TRAG monthly meeting.     

It’s hard to make every monthly meeting for multiple reasons. You could be on vacation, wrapped up in a blanket with a cold or don’t care to drive late at night.  As Public Relations Coordinator for TRAG we will  start live video streaming of  each monthly meeting.  Our Vice-president Jeanne Cardana is planning some exciting and interesting speakers for the upcoming months.    

You will need to be logged in to  Facebook  group “Members of Three Rivers Artist Guild Group” on the second Monday every month at 7 pm.    

The live sessions will not be interactive for  member who are watching by live feed. The live video will be of the speakers of the meeting. The audience will not be video’d unless the camera is adjusted for filming. All  audience members present at a meeting will be advised of the live feed so to give or decline permission of possibly being in the video. There may be portions of the meeting when audience questions / participation may occur. The time limits of the meeting may not allow for all verbal conversation to be perfectly clear and legible for the video. 

Watch live stream or check back to review under the video tag. These videos will then be saved to the same TRAG members only Facebook page under videos. 

Our first live video trial will be March 9th at 7 pm

Located on Facebook: Members of Three Rivers Artist Guild Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1919316284971566/

Susan Woodworth
Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
publicrelations@threeriversartistguild.com

CALL FOR ARTISTS | 2020 GLEAN PROGRAM

This has been one of the best artistic experiences I have had, and I feel
very fortunate to have been selected as one of the five 2019 artists. The
residency has been one of incredible growth.

– Asa Mease, GLEAN 2019

APPLY HERE

The GLEAN Program invites artists to push the boundaries of material exploration. With the opportunity /challenge of gathering materials from the Metro Central Transfer Station, (aka, “the dump”), the five selected GLEAN artists will broaden their practice in truly unpredictable ways. There is still time to submit your application. If you are interested in applying to the GLEAN program act now! 

The GLEAN art program lasts five months and provides each artist with a $2,000 stipend to support their practice. One of the five spots is reserved for a current student. Artists also receive studio visits, marketing support, seemingly endless materials to work with, and a final exhibition in Fall 2020 at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center. This is an amazing opportunity, don’t wait to apply!

Applications are now live on CaFE and will close on March 1, 2020 at 10:59 Pacific Time. 

APPLY HERE

Makers business symposium

On Feb 22nd and 23rd is a business symposium at the Multnomah Arts Center for anyone interested in pursuing their art or craft as a business. I thought you might want to send this to your email list. On the very bottom I also have a link with detailed information.

The Creative Metal Arts Guild of Portland is proudly hosting our second annual Maker’s Business Symposium, focusing on the business of art. While a number of the presenters will be metal artists, almost all of the sessions are relevant regardless of your medium. We’re encouraging artists of all sorts and at any stage in their careers to join us, and we’re giving members of other area guilds a chance to attend at guild rates. If you have friends who are artists, please encourage them to join us!

Here is a link for detailed info.:https://cmaguild.org/mbs/#!event-register/2020/2/22/second-annual-maker-apos-s-business-symposium

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me
Thomas Tietze
(503)708-5930

Membership Conduct and Rules Policy

Dear Guild Members –

Over the past year, TRAG has worked hard on a Membership Conduct and Rules policy for our members. The policy not only defines TRAG’s membership, but affords our members the assurance of a work environment that is free from harassment and/or hostility. I often tell people that I’m not sure why TRAG works as well as it does, but it does, and of course it is because of our members. However, our past and current board also believes that, as with any organization, it is important that we have a policy in place that protects our members in case issues come up. With that in mind, I am attaching the TRAG Membership Conduct and Rules Policy. Please know that we have your best interests in mind, and if needed, you can report any issue that you believe needs to be addressed.”

Thanks for all your help and support. 

Trieste Andrews

President, Three Rivers Artist Guild

“Intro to Resin” – workshop with Alison Reyes

March 13, 14 & 15
Hours: 11am to 2:30pm

Cost per person: $295 + $40 supply fee

Day One: Learn all of the resin basics with a hands on exercise. Plan
and prep your large painting.
Day Two: Follow your plan and do a base coat to support it. After a
snack break, dive into the details!
Day Three: Mount your hanger and clear coat with epoxy! Bring home
a 12” by 16” beautiful ready to hang ocean themed art piece.

Registration – Contact Beth Schilling at beths1712@comcast.net
Make check payable to: Red Trillium Gallery
Mail to: 373 East Historic Columbia River Hwy

Troutdale, OR 97080

Red Trillium Gallery
373 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97080
503-674-5050
redtrilliumgallery@gmail.com

Women’s Heritage Figures – Call for Artists!

Did you know that this year 2020 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Oregon’s ratification of Amendment 19 which placed women’s voting rights in the Constitution? TRAG has been asked to participate in a year long celebration celebrating women’s rights over the past 100 years. Clackamas County Heritage Council, CCHC, recently asked the Guild to create ten 5-foot cut out figures that depict women’s rights since the mid 1850’s.

These will have a cut out for the face so that the public can take pictures of themselves inside them. Think of the Suffragettes of the 1800’s, Rosie the Riveter from the 1940’s, the bra-burning hippies from the 1960’s, and the #metoo women’s march just 2 years ago. These are only some of the ideas we will be presenting to our artists and participating sponsors.

They will be installed in various places around town, and will receive recognition and exposure through social media, newspapers, and a possible “scavenger hunt”. Artists will be compensated for their work in creating the figures.

Please email president@threeriversartistguild.com if you would like to be a part of this exciting event either as an artist or a volunteer.

More information to follow. 

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