Corvallis Art Guild Newsletter | December 2019
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 7:00 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ
4515 West Hills Road, Corvallis, OR 97333

December Speaker: Lauren Ohlgren

December Meeting Topic

Lauren Ohlgren will share her experiences from travel journaling over a decade and her commitment to teaching others to sketch from direct observation and on-location. With the frenetic pace of traveling, Lauren has found that taking a moment to quickly capture the essence of the surrounding environment makes a lasting memory of the places visited and the people. A variety of mediums can be used for travel journaling. Lauren will discuss her favorites and how to set up a travel kit adaptable for an array of situations. And although it isn’t necessary to know how to sketch to start a travel journal, practice builds confidence, muscle memory, and skill. Lauren’s slideshow will portray a variety of methods she uses when sketching locally and on the road.

Lauren Ohlgren's Artist Bio

Lauren Ohlgren is a mixed media artist living and working in Corvallis. She has been teaching travel journaling, charcoal, mixed media, and book arts through Linn Benton Community College for over 13 years. As a guest instructor for the Portland Urban Sketchers 10x10 program, she introduced students to the concept of sketching a 360˚ panoramic view. In 2020, Lauren will be offering a series of workshops and classes called ‘Creativity Unleashed’ at Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology and LBCC Benton Center. She has a strong penchant for creating art communities and getting others to play. Author of 2005 award winning book, The She Project; how ‘she’ inspired a community. visit , or Instagram: lsohlgren.


January Meeting - A New or Returning Event

On January 6, 2020, the first Monday of the New Year, there will be a membership meeting at 7:00 at Imagine Coffee (a different meeting place than our usual).  We will get together, enjoy some coffee or tea and discuss the coming year in art and the rest of life.  It is also 12th Night, so the final celebration of the Holiday Season.

Dues - One More Reminder

If paying dues has slipped your mind, you can still pay them. The amount is $25.00. Send them to:
Corvallis Art Guild
Attn. Kim Campbell 
P.O. Box 2047
Corvallis, OR 97339
On Wednesday, December 11th, there will be a lecture held at the Majestic Theatre downtown. The topic is "Regional Indigenous Art" - the lecture will be focusing on the art of the Ampinefu Kalapuya (the branch of the Kalapuya Tribe local to the Corvallis area), both historical and contemporary. Being present at this event is a small way to remember and honor the first people of Corvallis, and I hope to see you all there!

The lecture begins at 7pm and admission is free. Be sure to arrive early to reserve a seat (doors open at 6pm).
Artist Therese Misner is having an event – ART on the Farm HOLIDAY.

Visit the farm and art studio for new small art, gifts, stocking stuffers and holiday fun!
  • Date: November 30th,  10am – 5pm
  • Location: 37410 Crabtree Drive, Crabtree, OR 97335
  • Contact Therese at:


Amici Art Contest
Chamber Music Amici has put out a call for submissions for the Amici Art Contest. This year, there are three categories:

* People's Choice Award (1 winner)
* Open Category (4 winners over 18 years)
* New! Youth Category (1 winner under 18 years)

Cash prizes will be awarded for each category, and a winner of the Open Category and Youth Category is eligible for the People's Choice Award.

The deadline is Friday, January 10, 2020. Other information and complete details (including updated guidelines, size and other submission requirements) are available on the website (link below), as well as examples of past winners, some of whom you may know (Mark Logan, Chris Pontrelli, Paula Goodbar, Seja Stevenson, Renee Manford, Araenah Garoutte, Gayle Macy).

Guidelines and entry form:

I hope you will either consider entering or share this notice with other artists, as well as contacts you may have for the new Youth (under-18) category.

Tracy Ilene Miller
Chamber Music Amici
Gallery Calapooia's "Big Show of Little Art"
Gallery Calapooia is hosting their 3rd annual exhibit of 8 inches x 8 inches art works in February 2020 and we would love to have you join us!

ELIGIBILITY: Participation in this exhibit is open to everybody: new artists, veteran artists, young and old artists, artists who are showing their work for the first time and artists who have been showing their work for years.  The 8 x 8 exhibition celebrates the community and community arts. All art work must be for sale and cannot have been shown in previous Gallery Calapooia Community Exhibits.

ART WORK SUBMISSION: Art work entry must be hand delivered to Gallery Calapooia, 222 1st Ave. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321. The submission dates are January 17 and 18, 2020 Noon-6:00 PM. Entry forms are available online or at Gallery Calapooia. They must be completely filled out, signed and submitted with art work. The space for the exhibition is small and while we will endeavor to accept as many artist’s work as we can, we only have room for approximately 120 artists depending on the number of 2D and 3D entries. You can find the art submission form at our website: 
SIZE CRITERIA: Work cannot exceed the dimensions of 8 inches x 8 inches x 8 inches, including any frame, backing, case or stand.  All wall hung work must be exactly 8 x 8, see samples on Gallery Calapooia website or Facebook. 8 x 8 canvasses and other supplies can be purchased for the exhibit at: The Frame House, 434 W 1st Ave, Albany, OR 97321, 541-928-7676.
DISPLAY CRITERIA: 2D art work must be ready to hang with a tight wire across the back at least 2 inches below the top. The wire cannot extend above the edge of the work and no alligator (sawtooth) hangers allowed. 3D work must be ready to display on shelves or stands. All art work must be securely identified on the back (2D work) or bottom (3D work) with the title, price and artist’s name.
RECEPTION: The reception for the 8 x 8 exhibit will be on Feb. 7, 2020, from 6-8 PM at Gallery Calapooia. The dates of the exhibit are Jan. 28 – Feb. 22, 2020.
Call to Artists: "Marine Food Webs: Drifters to Swimmers"
The Giustina Gallery is accepting submissions from Pacific Northwest regional artists for an exhibit that encourages dialog about the importance of sustaining and preserving our ocean food web—from the microscopic plankton to those that consume them. 

Art that will be considered for this exhibition must depict sea life that may include algae, plants, and animals that live in the marine environment.

This exhibit will be a parallel show to a special collection by invited artists who participated in a National Science Foundation funded Artist-at-Sea Residency Program that worked with scientists from OSU Hatfield’s Plankton Lab and UO's Sutherland Lab aboard four oceanographic research cruises.
Submission deadline is January 14, 2020.
More information about this exhibit and to submit to this show.
Exhibit runs from February 1 to March 12, 2020
For questions, please email or call 541-737-2402.

Tina Green-Price and Mary McKillop
"The Road Less Traveled"
Two CAG members (Jack Larson and Phil Coleman) are also members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild (PAG) which will have it's biennial show at the LaSells Stewart Center from Dec. 10 through Jan. 27 with a reception on Thursday Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  The show's theme is "The Road Less Traveled," inspired by the Robert Frost poem.  The show will have photographs from 26 members of the PAG.  They were asked to interpret the closing lines of the poem in light of their own personal artistic journey:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
The 8th annual South Town Art Walk - STAW - will be Sunday, December 1st from 10-5:00.  You can get information about the many Corvallis artists who are showing their various kinds of art through STAW, by going to
2019 is my second year participating in this event.  I am pleased that Margie Kinch, Rani Primmer and Dominique Bachelet will be offering their works for sale at my location, which is 950 S E Powell Avenue. 
You will be able to identify this STAW house, because my grand daughter, Miu and I painted my logo - a forget-me-not flower - on the driveway.  

Margie, Rani, Dominique and I will have light refreshment for all visitors to our STAW location - delicious ginger cake and hot cider.  And, Dominique is generously providing a glass of wine for all CAG members who visit us.

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
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