Corvallis Art Guild Newsletter | August 2019
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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 7:00 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ
4515 West Hills Road, Corvallis, OR 97333


September 3rd "Show and Tell"

Here we are in September, already!  Wow, hope everyone had a good summer. This month's meeting is on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:00 at the First Congregational Church on West Hills Road. Our new president, Debi Friedlander, will be running the meeting. Come and have a good time sharing your summer and your art. 

As we begin a new meeting year, the program for our first meeting will be a “show and tell” to reconnect and share with fellow members what we’ve done since last September. Perhaps you’ve taken a workshop or a painting trip, or experimented with new media. Perhaps you’ve seen an exciting exhibit or taken an inspiring vacation. Let’s learn more about each other!

Bring your favorite media device (smartphone, tablet) or sketchbook to share images of your art, websites, shows or workshops seen or participated in over the past year.

Karen Kreamer

Dues Dues Dues!

It is September and the beginning of our year (we follow the academic year). Membership dues are due! If you want to keep your membership current, pay $25.00 either by check or cash.  You can send your payment to our treasurer at our P.O. Box (address below) or bring it to the Sept. 3 meeting. Remember, if you want to show your pictures at our venues around town as an exhibiting member and be in the Clothesline Sale, you must pay your dues. If you remember paying dues, it may have been for 2018 - 2019. These dues are for 2019 - 2020. 
Peggy Sharrow
Mail dues to:  
Corvallis Art Guild
Attn. Kim Campbell 
P.O. Box 2047
Corvallis, OR 97339
"Peeking at Mary's Peak", by Peggy Sharrow


Clothesline Sale Debrief
Twenty-eight artists participated in this 58th annual event, filling out about 50 “spaces” with attractive displays. Weather was perfect. There was a steady flow of visitors most of the day. Music provided by Kurt Smith and his friends was terrific. All good!

Data on sales is still being compiled by our Treasurer, Kim Campbell, and I can provide that in our next Brushstrokes issue. Hopefully, we met our expenses.

The event is a lot of work. The two men we had hired for set up and take down in 2018 were eager to work again. I spoke with them three times this summer, including a call on August 1st. But they were no shows on August 2nd.  

Fortunately we had enough volunteers to help with the clothesline. Fred Amos, Chinh Le and a friend of Laura Crosby’s worked, and I brought three strong men. Doyle Leek led all that activity, and it got done pretty cheerfully.

Unfortunately, between the great signage all around town, filling and toting sandbags, and struggling with the chicken wire “clothesline”, Doyle and Janet Leek - year after year - have been doing way too much work.

I’d like to hear from participants about how we might change that in the future. It seems to me that doing away with the clothesline is a good option, but many artists rely on that structure for displaying their work.

Please email me ( with your thoughts about streamlining or equalizing the work load that comes with this great art event.

Brynn Carter
Pam Doan Photography


Reminder: Call to Artists for Mario Pastega House

Hi everyone,  I received this e-mail from Sara Krainik about asking artists to submit artwork for the new expansion of the Mario Pastega House near the hospital. I am sending you the information and guidelines.  The signup sheet is interactive and I do not know if it will translate through Mailchimp.  So, if you are interested, email me ( and I will forward her email with the attachments, one of which is the sign –up sheet.
Sara Krainik's email and info.:
We are in the process of procuring original artwork for the Mario Pastega House expansion project on the Samaritan campus in Corvallis. We will be both purchasing artwork and accepting donations to help create a warm, healing environment for patients and guests that stay in the house while getting medical procedures done at Good Sam.
These guidelines will outline the procedure for selection of artwork for Mario Pastega House Expansion Project and will set forth the goals for the Pastega Arts Advisory Committee and the projected timeline. The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation (GSHF) will be purchasing some artwork, as well as accepting donations from both artists and collectors to furnish the Mario Pastega House.
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (GSRMC) is expanding the Mario Pastega House. When complete in 2020, the expanded Pastega House will feature 24 rooms, doubling the size of the house as it was built in 2004 and allowing the house to serve more patients and larger families with larger rooms. The house, which has provided comfort to thousands, serves patients and families who have to travel more than 25 miles to GSRMC for specialty medical care, ranging from surgeries to cancer treatments. About a third of the house’s guests come to Corvallis for cancer treatments at the Samaritan Pastega Regional Cancer Center. Other patients visit the hospital for heart surgeries or other specialty procedures. The Pastega Arts Advisory Committee expect to need 20 art pieces, which will hang in bedrooms, hallways, and common areas of the house (living room, kitchen, etc.).
July - Sept. RFP submissions accepted
Sept. 30 Deadline to receive artist proposals
October Review artist proposals, determine purchases and donations
Nov. 4 - 8 Issue acceptance notifications
Nov. - Dec. Receive artwork at GSRMC designated storage facility
Jan. 2020 Installation of all artwork, followed by reception/tour for all artists, sponsors and donors
(Contact Caylee Van Schenck or Peggy Sharrow for more information about art criteria and the application process).
Image: Watercolor painting by Karen Kreamer of a view from Buena Vista ferry painted with the Vistas and Vineyards Plein Air painting group July 3, 2019.

Artists in Residence

I am excited to announce that The Artist Accelerator's Artist in Residence applications are now open! Applications are due Sept. 5th by 6 PM.

This year we have 6 residencies open! 4 residencies will be onsite at The Arts Center and the 2 remaining residencies will be generously hosted offsite by the Downtown Corvallis Association. 

For details and more information visit:
To Apply:

Warm Regards, 
Claire Elam
Director, Artist Accelerator Program
541-754-1551, Ext. 661
Life Drawing Image by Doyle Leek

Life Drawing at the Arts Center
Life Drawing (with nude models) is starting back up on Wednesday, September 25th, after being dormant for the summer. The sessions are open to anyone (drop-ins welcome) and only cost $8 ($3 for students). They are in the basement of The Arts Center, and are held from 6:30 to 9:00pm in the evening. There is plenty of free parking. We alternate weekly between short and long poses and any medium is welcome unless it is toxic or obnoxious. If you are interested, contact Doyle Leek at and I will put you on our mailing list. You can usually expect a notice each week a couple of days before the sessions.
Doyle Leek
First Annual Barbizon Brownsville Paintout
Brownsville Art Association, Brownsville, OR
Sept  5-6, 2019
Above, top left: "Fortune Teller" by Keith Bowers; top right: "Animal Face" by Annie Berry; directly above: "Van Gogh Oak" by Joel Zak

The  Philomath Open Studios Tour is coming to the Benton County Historical Museum in Philomath for a preview show that runs from September 27 thru November 9. 38 artists working in a rich variety of mediums will have work on display. The opening reception is on October 4 at 5pm. Participating Corvallis Art Guild artists include: Keith Bowers, Debi Friedlander, Kristin Hager, Jana Johnson, Kate McGee, Kris Mitchell, Marianne Post, and Debbie Sundbaum-Sommer. There are also many wonderful 3-D artists participating.  Check the website ( to find out more about the artists participating.  Another article in October’s Brushstrokes will provide more detail about the late October art studio tour event.
Farm to Table: a Bee's Work
The LaSells-Stewart Center art exhibit speaks to the ecology of the farmer's helpers 
(including moths, bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other such pollinators) who help produce food that goes on our tables. Open August 26 through September 26. Reception: Friday, Sept. 6, 5:30-7:30.

CAG members in the show:
Fred Amos, Joey Azul, Phil Coleman, Judy Findley, Karen Kreamer, Therese 
Kris Mitchell, and Peggy Sharrow.

Photo right: "Summer Supper Time" by Phil Coleman
Pam Doan was invited to display her work at the Halsey Community Center. This was part of their press release.

Halsey Community Center Displays Photography by Lebanon Artist Pam O’Brien Doan.
“Just a little walk back through time to view scenic sections of Linn, Benton and Marion County."
EXHIBIT: “Traveling Back In Time”    
One of my interests is history and my way to preserve a part of it is through painting or camera. Since I returned to the valley, my enjoyment has been photographing Linn, Benton, Marion, Lincoln and Jackson counties, just to name a few. It's my pleasure to share some of the collections with you of Covered Bridges, the old Train Tracks, Trestles, Countryside and Tributaries - images which inspire and take me back to days when a time was slower. -Pam Doan

Corvallis Art Guild Board for 2019 – 2020


President : Debi Friedlander,
Vice-President: Karen Kreamer,
Treasurer: Kim Campbell,
Secretary: Patricia Fordney,
Part 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 J
Corvallis Art Guild 2019 | Corvallis, Oregon
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