Artists Sought for Crescent Valley HS

My name is Victoria Eastwood and I have had the wonderful opportunity
of accepting the position of art teacher at Crescent Valley High School starting this fall.

As part of my curriculum I am extremely interested in having professional artists spend time in the art room with the kids teaching techniques and discussing the business side of the art world. We are looking for drawing, pastels, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, and/or oil pastel artists.  If you are able to help, or have any questions regarding this post please feel free to contact me through e-mail: or phone: 503-277-3725.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this message and know how big of an impact your time and expertise will have on the students.


Message from the President…

First of all, I would like to thank all of last year’s CAG officers and committee chairs for the time and effort that was put into helping the CAG meet its purpose of promoting art in our community. This includes Carolyn Madsen, Brandi Dayton, Anna Tewes, Jasmine Nahorniak, and DiAnn Acevedo for their outstanding leadership, as well as all the committee chairs with special mention for the heroic task that Norma Eaton and Doyle Leek made in leading the Clothesline Sale effort.

As you may have noticed, this year Harold Wood has volunteered to become the editor of Brush Strokes newsletter and he will be implementing the proposal that was made last year for developing both a hard copy as well as a Web-based version of the newsletter. So I also want to offer a special thank you to Barbara Story who has done such an outstanding job as editor for the past several years.

Looking forward, there are a number of changes that have been already discussed and that will be addressed by the board this coming year with the aid of focus groups. Maureen Frank has already taken the initiative of creating and sending out a survey regarding future programs and other changes. Some of the preliminary inputs include support for focus groups, more educational programs and less “business”, expanded membership and the need for a strategic plan.

So there is much to do and I am looking forward to a very productive and fun year.

Mike Bergen, President

Dues are due in September

Membership dues ($15) are due in September. Pay at this month’s meeting or send a check to Corvallis Art Guild, P.O.Box 1441, Corvallis, OR 97339. Please include your name, address, e-mail, and medium with your check.

From the Editor…

News? Submission deadline for the October newsletter is Sept. 22. Send information to Harold Wood at or 3541 SE Shoreline Dr., Corvallis, OR 97333.

The editor is looking for CAG original “clip art” for the back page every month : pen/ink, woodcut, silkscreen, poster, etc. Needs to look good small.

Do you have a blog or web site? Send me your link. I’ll print a list next month.

Members in the News ~ Sept. 08

Judging from the turnout, August’s show at the Pegasus Gallery was a success. The Caradon show, a collaborative effort by artists Donna Beverly and Carolee Clark, was particularly seamless in the melding of their styles and approaches. After selling everything but the kitchen sink at the Gazelle Gallery in Philomath, Caradon decided to take on Corvallis. Apparently, this artist Caradon has multiple amazing talents and is probably missing an ear. Click here to view Caradon images.

Trudi Timpone‘s corrected email address is

Let us welcome Claudia Weintraub as a new member.
Media: Watercolor

Herbert Berman has a blog.

Ellen Borowski sold a painting at the 3rd Annual Community Art Exhibit at the LaSells Stewart Center.

Linda Edwards has an impressive selection of work now at the LaSells Stewart Center.

Paula Lamont will be featured in the Calling Cards section of Victoria Magazine for the Nov/Dec issue.

Nancy Rogge received the Award for Excellence for her “Wetland Road” painting at the 16th International Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America show in Seattle, WA. The Exhibition continues at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center through September 29, 2008.

Application for Biannual Jury

Jury Application

The Corvallis Art Guild, a nonprofit visual arts organization, exists to advance creative achievement, to
provide educational opportunities, and to exhibit fine art in our community. The Art Guild is pleased to consider submissions of artwork from new artists through our jury process. All submissions will be thoroughly reviewed by our jury. The jury consists of a professional juror and two respected and proven artists selected by the Guild’s Executive Board.  Jury Committee members will serve a minimum of twelve months. If less than three jurors are present to jury at a meeting, an alternate will be selected by the CAG President or Jury Chair.


All artists must first reside in Linn or Benton County and be Associate Members of the Corvallis Art Guild for three months, before they submit work for jury to become an Exhibiting Member.

Between 6:30 and 7:00 PM on the day of the jury, members submitting art for consideration must deliver original works, which are framed, labeled, and ready for presentation.  They must also reclaim their art work after the meeting that evening. Corvallis Art Guild will not store juried work. We recommend that an artist submit no more that three works of art. The Corvallis Art Guild expects to see original art work rather than a reproduction. When submitting work, please include:

  • Artist statement (optional)
  • Artist resume or bio (optional)
  • One copy of this completed application form (Retain a separate copy for your records.)
  • A self-addressed and stamped envelope.
    Our jury is offered twice a year in October and April. Please check our newsletter and website for upcoming dates.
    NAME: ___________________________________________________
    PHONE (DAY): ___________________ PHONE (EVENING): ____________
    ADDRESS: _________________________________________________
  • E-MAIL: _____________________________



Flat File Cabinet ~ For Sale

Art Flat File Cabinet ~ Foster brand
25 drawer  ~  49″ x 37″ x 40″
Not pristine, but serviceable
Contact  Tom Barnes at Burcham’s Metals in Albany at 541-926-4616.
Or check it out at the corner of 34th St (not hwy 34)and Pacific across the street from the YMCA (with the metal trees, eagles in front).