Corvallis Art Guild Newsletter | November 2019
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Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ
4515 West Hills Road, Corvallis, OR 97333

November Speaker: Jennifer Moreland

Jennifer Moreland is currently the Executive Director of the Downtown Corvallis Association. In 2016, she created the Corvallis Mural Project and continues to curate and coordinate numerous art mural projects around Corvallis. Jennifer has been a part of many community committees and boards such as the Civic Beautification & Urban Forestry Advisory Committee, the Benton County Cultural Coalition, Economic Vitality Partnership, DaVinci Days, Corvallis Soroptimist International, Heartland Humane Society, Leadership Corvallis, Imagine Corvallis 2040, and Visit Corvallis. She was the recipient of the 2018 Leadership Corvallis Hans Neukomm Leadership Award.

November 4th Topic: How a dare initiated the Corvallis Mural Project

Follow Jennifer Moreland along her colorful journey into the world of murals. Creator and curator of the Corvallis Mural Project, Jennifer will explain how she happened to stumble into this position and how it grew into a passion for providing public art to the Corvallis community. In addition to sharing her own involvement story, she will also tell a bit about the history of murals in Corvallis through a vibrant slideshow of images, including extensive descriptions of all the murals and mural artists in Benton County. She will also touch upon the overwhelming popularity and acceptance of the murals in the community, and some tales of how certain murals have been met with controversy. “Art is in the eye of the beholder, and everyone will have their own interpretation.”


Dues Dues Dues!

Thank you all who have paid your dues! There were 15 members who paid at our October meeting and 23 more dues in the P.O. Box when mail was picked up on Friday, October 11th. There were 38 in all. Wow! Very, very good. If you have not yet paid, remember the amount is $25 and the address to send it to is:
Corvallis Art Guild
Attn. Kim Campbell 
P.O. Box 2047
Corvallis, OR 97339
The 16th Annual Philomath Open Studio Tour (POST), is under way! Last weekend, local artists opened their studios for free, self-guided tours – and they will again this coming weekend, October 26-27, from noon to 5pm each day.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit with artists in their studios, see work in process, and discuss where we find ideas and inspiration. A variety of work spaces are on the tour— daylight basements, special purpose additions and buildings, barns, attics, living rooms, and pop-up studios in local businesses. Explore artists' inspirations on the bulletin boards and bookshelves of their studios. Tools specific to each medium can be seen. We invite you to shake the hand of the artist that made the artwork in the place where it was conceived and created and learn about their creative journeys.

For more information on the event and to print out a directional map of the tour, please go to . On the POST website, you can also find a list of the artists involved and examples of their work. 
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. 


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
"Smokehouse from Old Times" by Peggy Sharrow
"Tools of the Trade" Art Show in Eugene

The University of Oregon’s Duck Store in Eugene will be having another “Tools of the Trade Show” event in November. It takes place on Wednesday, 11/6, and Thursday, 11/7, from 10 - 5 each day. 
It is great fun, with a variety of artists demonstrating their choice of medium. And the opportunity to meet vendors who make the products you love and are there to tell you about new products or explain old ones. And door prizes to win!
The best thing is that all art and school supplies are 25% Off!!
I will be down there on both days to demo some printmaking. Please come down and visit, enjoy the sales and meet the vendors and artists. And perhaps win a door prize!

Debby Sundbaum-Sommers
Vistas and Vineyards Show
The annual show of the plein air paintings by members of Vistas and Vineyards will be held at the Gustina Gallery  at the LaSells-Stewart Center on the OSU Campus from November 1, 2019 through December 9, 2019. This will be the organization's 30th anniversary! (Time flies when you are having fun). The artist Reception will be Friday, November 1st from 6:30 to 8:30. Visit the V & V website at

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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