Corvallis Art Guild Newsletter | January 2020
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Imagine Coffee
5460 Philomath Blvd 
Corvallis, OR 97333


A January Meeting - Wow!

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). This will be a good way to keep the schedule going and build camaraderie. We will mingle, share what we are doing in art and other parts of our lives, drink tea and coffee and just have a grand old time. January 6th is also 12th Night, so we can celebrate together the final celebration of the Holiday Season!

Dues - Just in Case...

Just in case you have not paid dues for 2019 - 2020, you still can. The amount is $25.00. Send them to:
Corvallis Art Guild
Attn. Kim Campbell 
P.O. Box 2047
Corvallis, OR 97339
For Sale
One like new, white, stand alone card rack. It holds cards up to 5 x 7 inches with 24 places for cards. Selling for $25. If interested, call Marjorie Kinch at 541-207-7415 for more information.
Above: "A Winter Day" by Randye Jensen

Upcoming Class: Beginning Pastel
Randye Jensen will be teaching a one day beginning pastel class focusing on underpainting on Saturday, January 4th, from 9-4 in Corvallis. She has room for one or two more in the class. There is also the possibility of a second class Saturday, January 25. Participants need to bring soft pastels, an easel and several more items. The paper used can be bought from Randye directly. If you are interested, email her and she will send more info.
Above: "Emily" by Susan Stogsdill

Upcoming Class: Beginning Portrait Illustration
Brushstrokes? How about Pencilstrokes? Susan Stogsdill, illustrator with 32 years of experience creating pet and people portraits, will be offering a beginning Portrait Illustration course starting in January. The six week course begins January 14th and ends February 18th. The course cost is $100. At the end of this course you will leave with the knowledge of how to create basic portraits and new skills with your colored pencils.

Materials needed: 12/24 pack of prisma pencils, soft. not verithin. 11x17 cold press illustration board, tracing paper, #2 pencil, #6 woodless graphite pencil, Pencil sharpener, grey gum erasure, white erasure.

Pre-registration is required, as there are only 8 spots available. Register at Cyrano's Bookbinding and Art Supply shop (361 SW Adams) or email

Below: "Olivia" (Left) and "Cat Cyrano 2" (Right)


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:
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.
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.
Howland Community Open Show at the Arts Center
The Howland Community Open, at the Arts Center, is coming up. If you a member of the Arts Center, get ready to bring your one piece of art from February 11 - 14.  Drop off for anyone and everyone is Saturday, Feb. 15.
"The Road Less Traveled"
Two CAG members (Jack Larson and Phil Coleman) are also members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild (PAG) which is having its biennial show at the LaSells Stewart Center through January 27th. The show's theme is "The Road Less Traveled," inspired by the Robert Frost poem. The show has 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.
January through February, Diane Widler Wenzel’s exhibit, SERIOUS PLAY, will be at the second floor of the Main Branch of the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave SE. Diane wants to put play in making art on a pedestal.

Left: "Rainy Exuberance" by Diane Widler Wenzel

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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