Tables and chairs will be set-up in the common area in Delta House for the communal engraving work area. Eugene Printmakers will have some presses available for proofing. Resingrave blocks will be available for purchase at the Lodge for an optional group print exchange June 29th, Friday morning. There are forests and a creek on the property to explore as well as fire pits and grills for evenings under the stars.
Early registration for the workshop will be $215 if paid before midnight, May 15, 2018. There is a special Student rate of $165 – also due by midnight May 15, 2018. Please note that registration after May 15 is $265 ($200 for student late registration).
Paul Gentry, wood engraver (Independence, OR)
Sandy Tilcock, proprietor of lone goose press, fine press publisher (Eugene, OR)
Bill Brandt, Eugene Print Circle member, WEN member, Author of Interpretive Wood Engraving (Corvallis, OR)
Richard Wagener, WEN member, wood engraver, fine press publisher, Northern California
See rates below for rooms/cabins at Horse Creek Lodge. Call 541-822-3243 for reservations – tell them you’re with the Wood Engravers’ Network Conference. Specify if you are requesting to share a room with someone. No payment will be required up front – lodging payment will be collected in full by June 28 during the conference. Get your reservations in early – there are beds for only 16 or so people left! Once these are full, you will need to seek out other lodging options.
Because we are renting the entire Lodge and grounds for the week, we may not be able to pro-rate room prices for fewer nights, unless we eliminate the use of one whole cabin. Guests will be charged the appropriate room/bed price x 7 days.
TENT CAMPING is free and the campground has convenient amenities just for campers – the best option if staying for only a few days at Horse Creek Lodge. There are also options for a limited number of small RVs/trailers – call Horse Creek Lodge for more details and to reserve.
RATES ARE PER NIGHT
Suite A – 2 double beds, 1 twin bed, 1 bathroom – ($47 each double bed or add third guest to split it 33/$33/$28) $94/night for whole suite. FULL
Suite B – 2 double beds ($47/ bed if room is shared), 1 bathroom – $94 FULL
Suite C – 2 double beds ($47/ bed if room is shared), 1 bathroom – $94/night for whole suite. FULL
Suite D – 2 double beds, 1 twin bed, 1 bathroom – ($47 each double bed for two guests, or add third guest to split it $33/$33/$28) $94/night for whole suite. FULL
Sahalie Cabin – 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, shared kitchen
Bedroom #1 – 1 king bed or 2 twin beds – $66/night for whole room. FULL
Bedroom #2 – 2 double beds and a futon bed – ($47 each double bed for two guests, or add third guest to split it $33/$33/$28) $94/night for whole room. 1 opening to share with Female guest
Koosah Cabin – 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 king bed, plus sleeper sofa – $135 FULL
Tamolitch Cabin – 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 king bed or 2 twin beds, plus sleeper sofa – $135/night for whole cabin. FULL
Other lodging options nearby:
– Harbick’s Country Inn, 54791 McKenzie Hwy, Rainbow, OR (3.8 miles from Horse Creek Lodge) 541-822-3805
– McKenzie Riverside Cottages, 54466 McKenzie River Drive, Blue River, OR (5.1 miles from Horse Creek Lodge) 541-822-3715
Light diy breakfast foods and some snacks will be available throughout the conference. Two dinners and three lunches will be included in the conference fee.
Nearby food options are limited. The best option (about a 15-20 minute walk) is the McKenzie General Store – a general store offering grocery staples, a restaurant (Obsidian Grill), and an event space with live music/movies on Thursdays and Saturdays, plus craft beer, wine, cider and kombucha. The next closest restaurant option is about 4 miles away: Takoda’s Restaurant (pizza, burgers).
Each cabin has a fully functioning kitchen with refrigerators, so grabbing some provisions from the General Store will go a long way for fast, convenient meals during the conference
The closest Airport is Eugene International Airport – a one hour and fifteen minute drive to Horse Creek Lodge. The Portland Airport is almost a 3 hour drive to Horse Creek Lodge.
Members of Eugene Printmakers will shuttle WEN members from the airport to the lodge. Contact Susan Lowdermilk firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a ride.
There is a bus that goes from the airport, Eugene Station (Bay G) to McKenzie Bridge. Bus Route #91 takes anywhere from 1.5 – 1.75 hours, but is a straight shot (no transfers).
Saturday 6/23: Arrive at Horse Creek Lodge. Settle in – dinner with live music at Mackenzie General Store.
Sunday 6/24: Engrave and get acquainted. Afternoon guest lecturer, Paul Gentry. Catered Dinner.
Monday 6/25: Engrave in the morning. Catered Lunch. Afternoon guest lecturer, Sandy Tilcock
Tuesday 6/26: Engrave in the morning. Catered Lunch. Afternoon guest lecturer, Bill Brandt
Wednesday 6/27: Drive (rented van) to Eugene for the day:
- University of Oregon to visit Special Collections Library, historic prints, wood engravings
- Lunch on your own on campus
- Lawrence Hall to see WEN Third Triennial Exhibition
- Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the UO Campus, Guest lecture by Joby Patterson at JSMA Art Museum (tentative).
- Dinner hosted by Eugene Print Circle
Thursday 6/28: Morning engraving or nature activity. Catered lunch. Afternoon guest lecturer, Richard Wagener
Friday 6/29: Engrave and print, exchange prints. Catered Dinner.
Saturday 6/30: Check out and to Eugene for flights, Eugene Printmakers can help shuttle people to the airport.
There will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful scenery, including walks or hikes, sketching and photographing the natural beauty of the area, especially in the mornings. (drive time from the lodge)
- McKenzie Bridge Ranger Station, 57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413
541-822-3381 (4 minute drive)
- Mckenzie River Trail (3 minute drive)
- Delta Old Growth walk and interpretive trail (9 minute drive)
- Sahalie Falls (25 minute drive upriver)
- Koosah Falls (24 minute drive upriver)
- Belknap Hot Springs (9 minute drive upriver)
- Hwy 242, Old Mckenzie Pass scenic drive, lava fields for a stunning view of the high Cascade Mountains. (2-3 hour scenic drive)
- Tamolitch Falls and Blue Pool (18 minute drive upriver)
- Clear Lake (27 minute drive upriver)
We are looking forward to another wonderful gathering and I hope we see you there! Please feel free to contact me or Susan Lowdermilk with any questions.
Wood Engravers’ Network President