FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Friday, December 6, 2019, at 10:00am, Troutdale will welcome a new art gallery at 373 East Historic Columbia River Highway. At 5:00pm, champagne will pop in celebration, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The Red Trillium Gallery is a cooperative of 31 local professional artists selling high-quality art work across many media at affordable prices. Shoppers will discover original paintings, prints and cards plus a trove of stunning wearable art, sculpture, jewelry, glass, baskets and pottery featured in elegant vignettes.
The 2000 square foot space includes a classroom for art instruction with a capacity of 10-15 students. Local and regional art teachers are being sought for multi-day workshops. The space is also available for small art groups to host one day events. Registration is open for the Drink and Art class on December 7, and a Children’s art course is in the offing.
The cooperative is owned by seven local artists: Beth Schilling and Jerilyn Walker of Gresham, Marcia Morrow of Sandy, Laurie Martin-Cohn of Fairview, Sandi Figueroa of East Portland, Colleen Chesbrough of Portland and Carol Pulvermacher of West Linn.
Board Member, Jerilyn Walker started thinking about beginning an artist co-op three years ago. She wanted the “social community that an artist’s gallery promotes.”
“I figured I couldn’t do it alone, so I called Colleen (Chesbrough) with Mount Hood Art Online who brought in Beth Schilling.”
Beth Schilling, Red Trillium Gallery President, explained “I went to college for art, but waited until retirement to really pursue it. I talked to my painting colleagues about a gallery and teaching center, and after one year of looking we found the perfect spot.”
The community is invited to celebrate the opening of Red Trillium Gallery in that “perfect spot” in Downtown Troutdale on December 6, 2019
Laurie Martin-Cohn, Board Member
Red Trillium Gallery
373 E. Historic Columbia River Highway
Troutdale, OR 97060