Corvallis Art Guild Newsletter | October 2019
View this email in your browser
Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ
4515 West Hills Road, Corvallis, OR 97333

October Speaker: Paul Toews

Paul Toews Artist Statement:

I feel I have the best of two or three worlds, maybe four! My home and property is in the mountains, my studio is in the quaint downtown, "old town" of Stayton, my upbringing was surrounded by the small farm-hillsides of the lower Cascades and my imagination is teased by all the world that radiates out from my comfortable community. Inside that community I've painted and written about all the wonder ranging from fenceposts to the rolling views of the Cascades that carry your eye as far as it can see. In that I share what I value and glean  in my times of contemplation and solitude.

I share through teaching in my on going Monday night classes and my workshops that include everything from rotary to preschool! I've traveled across this beautiful nation doing presentations through a combination of story telling and visual art to reveal what I call the unique genius of the human species. I also do specialized tours that take you to those places that are never seen by the passing tourist. Whether its those rolling hills or some remote ridge of the high Cascades, each corner has a story each view a power of its silence.

I'm a grassroots sort of guy so don't expect anything high tech. Art is one of the soul tools that we have to express what is fundamental to life. And if there's a need to revisit those fundamentals, then I might have something in my box of tools. My education has come from being a farmer's kid, a timberman most of my adult life, and from my own insatiable need to see and see and see. 

I am looking forward to an opportunity to spend time with the good folk of Corvallis. Thank you and see you then.


Dues Dues Dues!

If you didn't pay your dues ($25.00) at the last meeting, pay them NOW. Either bring your cash or check (made out to Corvallis Art Guild) to the Oct. 7, 2019, 7:00pm meeting or send it to our post office box (address below). We rely on dues to help pay our yearly expenses. These expenses include rent for our meeting room, liability insurance, nonprofit fee to State of Oregon, and expenses for the Clothesline Sale. 
Peggy Sharrow
Mail dues to:  
Corvallis Art Guild
Attn. Kim Campbell 
P.O. Box 2047
Corvallis, OR 97339

Brief Clothesline Sale Report

There were 28 artists participating in the 2019 event. It cost a total of $2,574 to put on the Clothesline Sale this year. Revenue associated with our sale was just a little less than that amount (-$256).

Artists’ gross sales for that eight-hour day were $15,933. That means average sales were $569 for artists. Five people earned over $1,000.  Those of us with less in sales (like me), always enjoy displaying our works in this outdoor gallery along with our artist friends.
Brynn Carter,
Clothesline Sale Chair

Exhibiting Member Jury Opportunity!
At the October general member meeting, CAG members may apply to become an Exhibiting Member of the CAG. Exhibiting members may sign up to show their work at Hanging Around Town sites, participate in the Clothesline Art Sale, and submit work for the banner on the web site and the Brush Strokes newsletter.
If you would like to participate in the Jury process, please email the jury committee chair, Therese Misner, at At the October general meeting, please bring three original pieces of work, exhibit ready. You will take your work home at the end of the meeting. The Jury Chair will contact members with results within two weeks.
Preparation for the Jury Process:
The work should be carefully and tastefully matted and framed, as if they were to be submitted to a juried competition. Canvas pieces should have the sides finished with no staples showing. All pieced should be wired and labeled with the artist name, title, medium used and phone number. You will be judged on presentation and framing so pay attention to detail. For digital art, only archival materials will be accepted (this protects your customer from purchasing something that will not hold up over time).

Please visit the CAG website or contact Therese Misner for more information. We look forward to seeing your work!
16th Annual Philomath Open Studios Art Tour and Sale Set for Final Two Weekends of October 2019
Above, top left: "Fortune Teller" by Keith Bowers; top right: "Animal Face" by Annie Berry; directly above: "Van Gogh Oak" by Joel Zak
Lovers of local artwork who are curious about artists and the creative process can tour multiple studios in the Willamette Valley, meet nearly 40 arists and buy work during an event spanning two weekends of October. The 16th annual Philomath Open Studios Art Tour and Sale includes 14 locations and 38 artists in and around Philomath. The self-guided tour is scheduled for the final two weekends of the month, Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27. Each day, studios are open from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The tour is free. Visitors can start at any studio.
This year, the tour — commonly referred to as P.O.S.T. — includes 19 new artists and three new studio locations. All artists who open their studios have at least one guest artist. One of the combinations is a father and son: Host Jeff Gunn displays his ceramics alongside the hand-forged metal works of his son, Nate. Two high school art teachers, meanwhile, have students as guest artists. Acrylic artist Emily Thomas hosts three student-artists in the art room at Philomath High School. Babette Grunwald, a teacher at Albany High School who works in mixed media, textiles and encaustic medium, hosts three students at her home studio in Marys River Estates. One site on the tour is located in a place of business: In the tasting room of Spindrift Cellars in downtown Philomath, watercolor artist Kris Mitchell hosts guest artists in jewelry and photography.
P.O.S.T. showcases a broad array of artistic media, including ceramics; basketry and fiber art; oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings; photography; jewelry; glass; mosaic; multimedia; illustration; pastel; digital art; alcohol ink; hand-forged metal; printmaking; found-object sculpture; and dye painting on silk. Styles vary widely, as well. Some works can easily be described as traditionally beautiful while others venture into the experimental and surreal. Visitors can purchase works suitable for indoor as well as outdoor locations.
The tour offers the chance to go "backstage" and meet the artists who create the work. Visitors can ask questions and see the supplies, tools, equipment and processes of making art. The tour covers a broad area that includes Philomath and locations outside the city limits. Distinctive yellow signs with the P.O.S.T. hand symbol mark studio locations and keep vistors on track through the route.
Two related exhibitions that showcase work by P.O.S.T. artists are scheduled to open in September, one at the Benton County Historical Museum in Philomath and another at the Philomath Community Library. (Details on both to be announced.)
Visit for a map with studio locations and artist information. The website also contains multiple images of each artist's work and individual profiles. Brochures containing the map, artist data and images will be available starting in September at the Benton County Historical Museum in Philomath, The Arts Center in Corvallis, and galleries and other locations in the area.
Follow P.O.S.T. on Facebook and Instagram (@philomathopenstudios).
For more information (including additional or high-resolution images), contact Keith Bowers at or 510.913.4302.


Beginning Watercolor Workshop in November with Donna Beverly
I will be offering a one-day watercolor exploration workshop in November, on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Non-artists are welcome. Never drawn or painted before? You do not need to know how to draw.  This is about your exploring what watercolor can do and having fun learning the basics of painting on paper while using quality materials which are all supplied for you.

Your total cost is $145 (which includes all needed supplies at a value of $45):  8 hues of professional grade watercolors, two mixing palettes, a variety of watercolor papers, sponge brushes, Raphael professional watercolor “mop” brush (a $20 value), and backing board.

You will focus on watercolor techniques:  glazes, gradation washes, splash and splatter textures, dissolved edges,  resists, and how to mix your own individual colors. You will also learn the basics of how to create strong designs in your artwork. 

Not a beginner?  Intermediate painters will benefit from learning about the double primary color system while you create paintings that convey strong design principles and explore experimental painting surfaces.

The workshop is limited to 8 participants.  You will receive plenty of personal guidance within the small group.

How to register:
  1. Please send me your email to me at with subject line:  watercolor workshop
  2. I will confirm your enrollment by email. 
  3. You will receive location information and confirmation of enrollment by email once payment is received (Sorry, I do not accept credit cards in an attempt to keep the prices lower). 
A minimum of four participants is needed for the workshop. I look forward to sharing the joy of watercolor with you. Still have questions or concerns? Email me at
City of Corvallis Community Art Classes
The City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of art classes for folks in the area. Check their 2019-2020 Fall & Winter Activity Guide for details. 
In it, you will see that CAG member Mark Allison is teaching a two-day course, “Learn to Draw”, on December 14 and 15. This class is for ages 7 and older. Mark will also be teaching “Watercolor & Design”. There will be two opportunities for this class - October 19 & 20 and March 14 &15. Again, this class is for ages 7 and up.
Brynn Carter is offering a series of Monday afternoon “Guided Acrylic” workshops for ages 15 and older. The first painting will be a “furry black kitty”, and that workshop is October 14.  Brynn is also offering a four-week course in “Creating Pet Portraits”. That will be on Saturdays, from October 5 through 26. And last but not least, you can arrange to have a “Painting Party” with Brynn (page 38 in the Activity Guide). Whether your party is for children or adults, you provide the idea, and your party goers will receive a design sketched on canvas, instruction, and all supplies to create their own painting. Painting Parties are great for all ages and skill levels.
Model Sketch 3 by Doyle Leek

Life Drawing at the Arts Center
What – Drawing or painting with Nude Models.  Occasionally we can have clothed models if desired.  (Weekly sessions will alternate between short and long poses)
When – Wednesday evenings. 6:30 to 9:00, starting Fall 2019 Term, on Wednesday, September 25th.  They will be every Wednesday evening, with the 13th and last session on December 18th.  (due to conflicts, some of the sessions will be from 7:00 till 9:30)
Where – Corvallis Arts Center Basement, 700 SW Madison.
Cost* - $9 per session (drop-ins) or $90 for all 13 sessions (3 free). $4 per session for OSU or Linn-Benton Students ($40 for all 13 sessions). Note: $7 of fee will be to help pay for the model, and $2 for a minimum rental fee for the Arts Center to help pay for the additional electricity and heat used.
*Participating Artists must be a current member of the Arts Center, or intend on becoming a member. We will have applications for membership at the door. It is important that we support The Arts Center by either becoming a member, or making sure that our membership is current.
Basic Membership is $35/year (With your membership you will get the monthly newsletter and event notifications, 10% off in the art shop, and much more).
Membership for OSU and Linn-Benton Students with a current student ID is only $10/year.  
Tables and chairs and basic free-standing metal easels will be provided for the artists.  Artists will need to provide their own free standing or tabletop easels if desired, and drawing or painting materials. Paint thinners with obnoxious fumes should not be used. Also, some art materials like charcoal are messy, so if your art is messy, come prepared with a drop cloth or be prepared to help sweep/damp mop spills after the session.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Doyle Leek at, or Zach Starker at
"My Secret Double - An International Exhibition" Reception
Carol Fairbanks has two paintings, "Woman Giving Birth to Herself" and "Self Blessing" in a juried show at Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. This show, called "My Secret Double – An International Exhibition” features art from Pacific Northwest artists with a traveling exhibition from Latvia, Estonia, and Kazakhstan. This collaborative show demonstrates that depression, addiction and suicide are global issues, but not without hope. There will be a reception on Friday, October 4 from 5 to 8 pm in the Giustina Gallery. The show is October 1 through 30 and gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5 pm. The show also features several other Corvallis Art Guild Members.
Celebrate with CAW as we turn 5! Rumor has it that cake will be involved at select venues. Bring home shining vistas and lots of color from Fresh Flowers and Landscapes at Fred Amos Art Studio. Fred has been painting our beautiful landscapes all summer! Brittney of Plant Posse recently returned from an artist residency at Vermont Studio Center. Her showing features oil paintings and drawings inspired by plants, produce, and fungi. Plus stickers! Studio Beatrice welcomes the vibrant, nature themed paintings of local favorite Jennifer Lommers. Her showing, Healing Through Travel, explores her creative process through small paintings, monoprints, collage, and poetry. Art in the Valley is featuring Asian Influence: Artwork by Lee Kitzman. Sumi brushwork paintings, Raku wall hangings, and porcelain pottery will nourish your soul, as it does for Lee. Capture the much-needed message that speaks to you at Rani Primmer’s Wondrous World of Wisdom-ical Whimsy. Art that tells a story will be floating about at Jagged Touch Studio. Walk the CAW—Step into our studios!

The Corvallis Arts Walk is a grass-roots organized art walk that takes place on the Third Thursday of each month in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Galleries, studios, arts/crafts stores and the occasional pop-up keep their doors open late to host an art-related event or demonstration. Walking maps of the event can be picked up at any of the storefront member locations, or viewed online at
"Revival" by Randye Jensen
"Gentle Rhythms" by Randye Jensen
Randye Jensen had two paintings accepted into Best of the Gorge, a competition held every year at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River. Since they have a home in the gorge Randye is eligible to participate. The opening is Friday, Oct. 4 from 6 - 8. 
Artists who reside in South Corvallis are now getting ready for the 8th Annual South Town Art Walk, which will be on Sunday, December 1st.  Brynn Carter will be participating in this event for the second year, and again, Margie Kinch will be a guest artist at her location. 

Corvallis Art Guild Board for 2019 – 2020


President : Debi Friedlander,
Vice-President: Karen Kreamer,
Treasurer: Kim Campbell,
Secretary: Patricia Fordney,
Past President: Peggy Sharrow,


Membership Chair: Rani Primmer,
Website/Facebook Manager: Rani Primmer,
Clothesline Sale Chair: Brynn Carter,
Fall Festival Booth Chair: Kristi Hager,
Exhibits Chair: Phil Coleman,
Liaison with Arts Center: Dominique Bachelet,
Newsletter Editor: Caylee Van Schenck,
Guild Jury Chair: Therese Misner,
Workshop Coordinator:  Still in need of someone to fill this position
Corvallis Art Guild 2019 | Corvallis, Oregon
Copyright © 2018 Corvallis Art Guild

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list


This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Corvallis Art Guild · PO Box 2047 · Corvallis, OR 97339-2047 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp