Call for Volunteers: OCFOTA 2022

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

Volunteers needed!

By Kerry Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator for OCFOTA

The Oregon City Festival of the Arts is coming up on August 13 and 14 and we are looking for volunteers to help out. Whatever time you can contribute would be greatly appreciated – whether it is a couple of hours, a morning, afternoon – or even the whole weekend!

If you have a child or grandchild over 15 who would like to help out – make it a family event! It’s going to be a fun weekend with a large variety of artists’ booths, all day live musical performances, food vendors and entertainment and a silent auction. A great way to contribute while you enjoy the Festival of the Arts.

If you have any questions, contact Kerry Edwards at kerryducks56@gmail.com.

Please use the form below to apply.


Name(Required)

Friday, August 12th

Volunteers are needed 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Help is needed in the following areas:

  • Help with venue set up.
  • Check Artists in.
  • Direct Artists to their booth assignment.
  • Assist with setting up of Artists’ booths if needed.
Pick Your Time Slot(s) for Friday
You can choose more than one!

Saturday, August 13th

Volunteers are needed 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Help is needed in the following areas:

  • Check Artists in.
  • Direct Artists to their booth assignment.
  • Assist with setting up of Artists’ booths if needed.
  • Greet the public as they enter the Festival with a program map and click with a counter you will be given to track attendance.
  • Help at TRAG booth giving out informational brochures.
  • Assist with Silent Auction booth.
  • Distribute snacks and water to Artists.
  • Relieve Artists for Breaks.
  • Assist with periodic trash removal.
Pick Your Time Slot(s) for Saturday
You can choose more than one!

Sunday, August 15th

Volunteers are needed 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Help is needed in the following areas:

  • Greet the public as they enter the Festival with a program map and click with a counter you will be given to track attendance.
  • Help at TRAG booth giving out informational brochures.
  • Assist with Silent Auction booth.
  • Distribute snacks and water to Artists.
  • Relieve Artists for Breaks.
  • Assist with periodic trash removal.
  • Assist Artists with booth breakdown if needed. Direct Artists out of the Festival
  • Assist cleaning grounds after Artists have left
Pick Your Time Slot(s) for Sunday
You can choose more than one!
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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.

Call for Artists: Oregon City Festival of the Arts 2022

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

Updated May 10th, 2022: We are extending the deadline for artists to jury into the Oregon City Festival of the Arts till May 31.

For the sixth year, the Three Rivers Artist Guild is presenting an arts, culture and heritage event known as the Oregon City Festival of the Arts (OCFOTA) on August 13 and 14, 2022.

The Festival will be held at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center located at 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045. Hours of Operation are 10-5 both days.

OCFOTA draws an attendance of approximately 2000 throughout the weekend. This event is free to the public.

Your point of contact is Lynda Orzen, orzep@comcast.net.

This is a juried art show open to residents of Oregon and Washington State. If interested, an application and a nonrefundable $25 jury fee is due no later than May 31, 2022.

There is space for approximately 55 artists. If accepted, the booth fee is $135. This includes your booth space (10’ x 10’) and marketing for the event.

Please note: This is an outdoor event on the grass. Although we make every effort to find the most level and suitable booth spaces, not all locations are perfectly flat. There is no power available for the booths. Please note, we periodically experience inclement weather. The ground may be wet. Please be prepared for potential showers and wind.

No more than two artists may share a booth and art must be compatible. Both artists must be juried in and send in separate applications and jury fees. You will share the booth fee of $135.

Important Dates to remember

  • May 15, 2022: Jury fee and application due date.
  • June 15, 2022: Jury results sent to artists.
  • June 30, 2022: $135 booth payments due.
  • August 12, 2022: Friday Festival set-up
  • August 13 and 14, 2022: Oregon City Festival of the Arts

Application to jury and payment

If interested, please fill out the application form below. Please note that if accepted, your bio will be used for social media advertising. What you include in your statement is exactly what will be posted on Instagram and Facebook for marketing. Please make it approximately 100 words. The digital images are what we will be using for the jury process – so submit your best work!

Thanks for your interest and participation.


The form is now closed. Please apply next year!

February 2022 President’s Message

Dear TRAG Members,

Happy February! Hope everyone has enjoyed our unusually sunny weather over the past couple of weeks! I am a lucky lady and will be spending 2/3-2/11 (maybe longer?) in Hawaii! I’m looking forward to the warmth and the sun and swimming with sea turtles.

We had our first Board meeting on January 20th and I want to give you an update on what’s to come for TRAG this year.

First, I’d like to thank all of you who responded to the questionnaire about the meeting in January and your thoughts on proof of vaccination for meetings. It is so helpful to get input from the membership when trying to make decisions about how to move forward. As you all know, we did cancel the meeting in January due to the very high Covid numbers in Oregon. As a board, we have decided to cancel the February meeting as well and are VERY hopeful that we will, indeed, meet IN PERSON on March 14th! The results of the survey regarding proof of vaccination were: Yes-17; No-12; Maybe-5. The Board discussed this and since it was not an overwhelming YES, we will not require proof of vaccination for meetings, but will require that everyone at the meeting wear a mask and that it is properly worn over the mouth AND nose. We just want everyone to be safe, and we want to meet in person again.

As you all know, Trieste Andrews (our immediate past president) has stepped down from coordinating the Oregon City Festival of the Arts (OCFOTA). (It is a well-deserved break!) I’m happy to announce that OCFOTA is on for this year! We have a wonderful trio of women (Jen Henry, Lynda Orzen, & Tima Carlson) who will be coordinating the event this year along with the many dedicated volunteers from years past. OCFOTA is a wonderful event for our organization as well as for the community and we are so happy that it will continue this year.

We are also happy to let you know that it looks like we will be able to have a Spring Fling event at the Oregon City Golf Course on Mother’s Day weekend. We are tentatively scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 6 & 7—that way artists can be with their family on Mother’s Day if that is something you celebrate. It would be and early morning set up on Friday and we’d open for business from 12 pm – 5 pm. Saturday hours would be 10 am – 5 pm. It looks like we’ll have room for 25 artists. The Call for Artists will go out soon with a link to an application. Many thanks to Lynda Orzen for helping to coordinate this and other upcoming events where our artists will be able to sell their work.

That is a good segue into the topic of our TRAG Gallery. As you all are aware, we had to close the gallery around August of last year. This was a very tough decision for the TRAG Board and Gallery Managers to make, as we know how important it is for our artists to have an opportunity to display and sell their work in a gallery. However, it just wasn’t feasible to keep it open any longer given the significant decrease in sales and foot traffic. We, of course, are not alone—-many businesses have had to close due to the pandemic. Our landlords at Singer Hill were so gracious and let us continue to store our “stuff” in the gallery space with the hope that we would be able to reopen at some point, however, we received notice in later October that we would need to have all our things out of the gallery space by the end of November 2021 due to them remodeling the space. At our Board meeting in January, after much discussion, we decided that we need to wait for at least a year before we entertain the prospect of finding a new gallery space. Now is just not the right time. Things may look very different in a year, or we may still be in the midst of this pandemic—who knows! What we all agree on is that we want the best chance for the new gallery to be successful—opening and then having to close again would just be so disheartening for all involved. I know this is not the news most of you were hoping to hear and I’m sorry for that. Please feel free to contact me or any of the Board members if you have questions/concerns/thoughts about this.

I look forward to seeing everyone again at our March 14th meeting! Same time and place:
The Pioneer Center basement meeting room from 7-8:30pm. Come with lots of ideas about what you want from your TRAG membership this year. As always, we welcome and encourage involvement from all the members for any activity/event that we plan. Please let me know if you have an interest in helping with any of the things I’ve presented above.

Be well,

Tamara Scott
TRAG President

Sue Thomas
Membership Coordinator

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TRAG Member, Cathy Rowe, Wins the Soulflags Art Mural Contest!

Soulflags Art Center, a new addition to Main Street, is bringing an opportunity for the community to take part in beautifying the intersection of Hwy 99E and Main Street with several mosaic panels of well-known masterpieces altered to include an Oregon City landmark or icon. In addition, Soulflags created an art design contest for one of the panels to be created by a local artist.

The winner of this contest was Cathy Rowe, who recreated Henri Matisse’s “The Dance” with the figures depicted as pioneers with the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in the background. Soulflags will recreate an outlined/sketched version of Rowe’s painting onto a grid pattern of sixty 6-inch x 6-inch square tiles for the community to glaze/paint. These tiles combined will make a 3-foot by 5-foot mosaic masterpiece.

With several mosaics completed at TRAG’s Festival of the Arts, tiles will be available to glaze/paint at Oregon City’s Saturday Market on several occasions if necessary. Dates to be announced as Soulflags needs to contact the OC Saturday Market to coordinate. Soulflags will fire the ceramic tiles and grout the tile to concrete backer board. Mosaics will be displaced locally prior to placing on building located at 504 Main Street.

Visit www.soufllags.org for more information.


Trieste Andrews

Deadline Extended: Community Art Design Contest

Submission deadline is July 30, 2021 EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9TH!!
Good luck to all the contestants, check back for the announcement of the winner!

Oregon City Local Artists – Answer Your Calling!  Become an ARTIST OF THE MONTH!

The opportunity to have your art design prominently displayed on the exterior of our art center building is here AND BECOME AN ARTIST OF THE MONTH at our Art Education focused Art Center- simply read the rules, fill out a submission and enter for your chance to be a Local Artist Superstar.

Attach images of artwork as per the following guidelines:

  • Image size must be at least 768 pixels on the longest side (but no larger than 1200 pixels) and no more than 96 dpi, in jpeg format.
  • Must include Oregon City landmark or icon
  • Must be able to fit a 3’ x 5’ concrete backer board panel
  • File name/title: First Name_Last Name_Title of Artwork.jpg
  • Only one image of artwork should be submitted for consideration.
  • Only the artwork should be visible; image should be clear and in focus.
  • Crop out any background in the image.

Submission entry time period: July 1, 2021 – July 30, 2021 EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9th!!

The contest begins 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on July 1, 2021 and ends 5:00 p.m. PST on July 30, 2021 EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9th(“Contest Period”). All submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., PST, on July 30, 2021.

See official rules below for complete competition details, including guidelines, eligibility requirements, full entry process, judging criteria, and awards information.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  July 30, 2021 EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9TH!!

Soulflags Art Community Center is proud to announce its Local Artists talent Search.  Artist members from the Oregon City community and surrounding areas are invited to showcase their talents and submit their work to a panel of local judges.  We anticipate a broad and enthusiastic response to this event, featuring many talented artists from our area. The contest begins 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on July 1, 2021 and ends 5:00 p.m. PST on July 30, 2021 EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9TH (“Contest Period”)!!

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

This is a local competition and artists from throughout the Oregon City and surrounding area are sought for this competition and art exhibit. Visual art mediums are limited to paintings and drawings (no sculptures, photography, collage, metal work, glass work or video and sound art). Artwork must include an added Oregon City twist, an icon or landmark of Oregon City.  Please keep in mind that nudity and profanity are not appropriate for this particular contest.  Our art center is art education focused providing history and related art projects associated with past and current artists; therefore we recommend recreating a well known image as your background (see Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh example).  However, we understand artists and want artists to express themselves freely – therefore we have included that the chosen artist will have the option to become our Art Centers ARTIST OF THE MONTH where we create a 15 to 20 min video of your history and art creations – THEN we create art projects using similar techniques to your art styles!

ELIGIBILITY:

The Contest is open to any local artist from the Oregon City and surrounding area.  Art must be original, created by the person who enters that work. Each artist may submit 1 piece of art for consideration. Board members of Soulflags, its respective subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising, promotional and judging agencies (collectively the “Contest Entities”) and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and household members of each (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

Eligibility to enter or win the Contest is not tied to the purchase or solicitation of any insurance products or the purchase or solicitation of any products sold by the Sponsor.

ENTRY PROCESS:

Complete a Registration Form on the Soulflags website art contest page for the art work to be submitted (limit 1 piece of art per artist). Be sure to include your complete contact information, along with a brief description and title of the work(s). After registering online, you will receive a response confirming that your application was received. Please note that if you do not receive a written confirmation that your application was successfully submitted, you have not entered the Show and your artwork will not be considered.  Email your jpegs of your artwork to soulflagsartlit@gmail.com.

All Entries submitted become the property of Sponsor upon submission and will not be returned. Each entrant (or parent/legal guardian for any entrant deemed a minor in his/her state of residence) grants to Sponsor a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to copy, distribute, and display each submitted Entry, in any media, and with right to use, copy, modify, edit, and create derivative works thereafter, and agrees to execute documents confirming such right and license (as further defined below) at Sponsor’s request. Entry must be uploaded in accordance with the specifications set forth in these Official Rules and at the Website. Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. By entering, you (or your parent/legal guardian if you are deemed a minor in your state of residence) understand that your Entry may be posted online, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

SUBMISSION OF IMAGES:

  • Artwork images should be attached to your Registration Form and labelled as: First Name, Last Name, Title of Art.jpg.
  • All artworks must contain and/or incorporate a landmark or icon from Oregon City
  • Image size must be at least 768 pixels on the longest side (but no larger than 1200 pixels) and no more than 96 dpi, in jpeg format.
  • Only the artwork should be visible, and the image should be clear and in focus.
  • Please crop out any background in the image. The image will be judged the same way it is received.
  • Only one image of each artwork is to be attached.

Any Entry deemed inappropriate, offensive, discriminatory, or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. Entries must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent (including, but not limited to, nudity, or pornography), profane, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, libelous (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group), violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), portrays consumption of alcohol, or illegal (e.g., underage drinking, vaping, smoking, drug use, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.).

The Entry must not contain or depict material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination, including without limitation, discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age. The Entry must not contain or depict material that is threatening to any person, place, business, group, or world peace or contain words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group.

The Entry must not contain any content that infringes or may infringe third party rights, including, without limitation, any copyright, name, trademark, logo, trade dress, or other personal or proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity or make reference to any commercial/corporate advertising (including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, charities, slogans, political, or religious statements), or be otherwise objectionable. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, publicly displayed and publicly accessible Sponsor content, materials, or products are permitted to be displayed in Entries submitted for this Contest.

The Entry must not include any representation of celebrities, athletes, musicians, or any other third-party (public or private), include any anti-social, political or religious groups, any commercial solicitation or promotional materials or name, address, phone number, or URL address. Entries must not contain advertisements, personal solicitations or commercial solicitations.

Entries should not contain any third-party materials, or otherwise violate or infringe (or possibly infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand. As these are recreations that will be individually made by the community, these mosaics do not constitute any copyright infringement.

The Entry must not contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, bots, spyware or any other computer code that is intended to damage, interfere with, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

The Registration Form and the digital images must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on July 30, 2021 EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9th!! You must register online.

CALENDAR:

EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9th at 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for submission of Registration Form and jpeg images of artwork

August 12, 2021: Announcement of winning artwork with announcement at the project’s groundbreaking ceremony which is tentatively scheduled for February, 2022.  This date is subject to change.  A 3 ft by 5 ft mosaic panel reproduction of the artwork shall be displayed prominently on the exterior the building for public’s viewing pleasure.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

The following evaluation criteria will be used for judging the artwork: creativity, originality and quality of art, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of medium. There shall be three judges (2) Representative from Soulflags and (1) Representative from Three Rivers Artist Guild.

Decisions of Sponsor/Administrator/judges are final with respect to all matters relating to the Contest.

AWARDS:

One winner will be selected per youth age group (Ages 10-12,13-15, 16-18, Adult 18+) receiving FREE Soulflags 5-CLASS General Passes!! The Grand Prize Winner will have your artwork displayed as a Mosaic Panel and shall have the option to be Soulflags Art Community Center’s ARTIST OF THE MONTH in addition to the display!! All entries are due by July 30th at 5pm. Visit www.soulflags.org for more information!

Full Details: https://soulflags.org/event/soulflags-art-design-contest/

Call for Volunteers: OCFOTA 2021

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

Volunteers needed!

The Oregon City Festival of the Arts is taking place August 14 and 15 with check in and set up for artists on the 13th. Volunteers are our biggest need.  The following are available volunteer times with a short description of what is needed.

Whatever time you can contribute is greatly appreciated – whether a couple hours, a morning, an afternoon or even the whole weekend. It’s a great way to contribute while enjoying the Festival, and something the whole family can participate in.

As a complimentary gift, each volunteer will receive a $5 coupon for a food truck of their choice.

Contact Kerry Edwards at kerryducks56@gmail.com.


Name(Required)

Friday August 13th

Volunteers are needed 12 pm – 7 pm

Help is needed in the following areas:

  • Check Artists in.
  • Direct Artists to their booth assignment.
  • Assist with setting up of Artists’ booths if needed.

Please select a time period during which you will be available on Friday and a total number of hours for which you help:

(can be less than the time period you've defined in "From" and "Till" fields)

Saturday August 14th

Volunteers are needed 7 am – 5 pm

Help is needed in the following areas:

  • Check Artists in.
  • Direct Artists to their booth assignment.
  • Assist with setting up of Artists’ booths if needed.
  • Greet the public as they enter the Festival with a program map and click with a counter you will be given to track attendance.
  • Help at TRAG booth giving out informational brochures.
  • Assist with Silent Auction booth.
  • Distribute snacks and water to Artists.
  • Relieve Artists for Breaks.
  • Assist with periodic trash removal.

Please select a time period during which you will be available on Saturday and a total number of hours for which you help:

(can be less than the time period you've defined in "From" and "Till" fields)

Sunday August 15th

Volunteers are needed 10 am – 7 pm

Help is needed in the following areas:

  • Greet the public as they enter the Festival with a program map and click with a counter you will be given to track attendance.
  • Help at TRAG booth giving out informational brochures.
  • Assist with Silent Auction booth.
  • Distribute snacks and water to Artists.
  • Relieve Artists for Breaks.
  • Assist with periodic trash removal.
  • Assist Artists with booth breakdown if needed. Direct Artists out of the Festival
  • Assist cleaning grounds after Artists have left

Please select a time period during which you will be available on Sunday and a total number of hours for which you help:

(can be less than the time period you've defined in "From" and "Till" fields)
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