Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Converge at Convergence

Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio features
Bowl Form  David Woof  Fathom
Convergence II 
 Sculptures of Christine Roney and David Woof 
Friday, July 18th – August 30th
Artists’ reception will be Friday, July 18th from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Music by Mark Tierney, refreshments provided.
Christine, originally from the west coast, studied sculpture at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.  David taught art as Adjunct Professor of Art at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ.    They are now coastal Oregon artists who share a complementary aesthetic vision in the work they produce, show and sell.
Art by the Sea Gallery is located on the PedWay near Foley’s Irish Pub in Old Town Bandon.    541-347-5355

Sunday, July 13, 2014

South Coast Folk Society

Watch for another email next week with exciting information about the Country Dance and Song Society's upcoming week-long visit to Coos Bay. Meanwhile:
Sunday, June 13, 4-6 p.m., at the North Bend Library. We've got the Rise Up Singing songbooks. Singers, guitarists and pianists welcome! Teach us a new song.
First and third Wednesdays (the 16th) at Liberty Pub, 2047 Sherman Ave, North Bend. Play or listen!
Friday through Sunday, Aug 1-3, at Smith River RV Park, 8451 Lower Smith River Rd Reedsport OR 97467
It's an opportunity for all acoustic musicians to get together, have fun, and learn the tunes for this year's Open Band performances at the South Coast Folk Society contra dance. 
"Contra at the Coast" DANCE, to be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday night 8/2, will be a mile down the road here: Smith River Grange Hall #585 - 9850 Lower Smith River Rd Reedsport OR 97467
Find "South Coast Folk Society Open Band Campout" on Facebook and RSVP there, please. Also, post questions & suggestions and volunteer for whatever fun you want to cook up...  
The purpose of this campout is to socialize, play tunes & have a dance. The watchword is KISS: Everyone is responsible for their own campsite, meals & transportation. It IS a small campground, so we will have to double up on some of the spaces. First come, first served on the best spots, so pencil in that weekend and plan on being there early! 
Smith River RV Park and Marina will give us a group rate of $20/ night RV's/boats & $10/night tents. 
Smith River RV Park & Marina has been around for decades. Located right on the Smith River just 10 miles north of Reedsport, offering RV spaces, a marina for boating & lots of beauty. For direct questions about camping, contact Jessica (541) 707-0841 at the RV Park.
We will offer workshops & host a dance at the Smith River Grange Hall on Saturday night at the nearby Smith River Grange Hall #585 - 9850 Lower Smith River Rd, Reedsport OR 97467
Do you have an idea for a workshop or circle? Offer it up! We can paddle around in our kayaks during the day... play tunes by the campfire at night. 
Want to get a jump on learning the tunes? The set list is attached. If you are interested in playing with Open Band, even if you can't make the campout, email Jennifer Sordyl,, and she'll send you a link to a Dropbox with all the sheet music and MP3s. 
A flyer for the contra dance is attached, too.

Singles, couples and beginners are welcome! Most dances are circle or line dances, so no partners are necessary. Harding Learning Center – in the all-purpose room inside the building; 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Wear comfortable clothes Tuition is $25 for the session. For more information, contact Stacy or 541.808.1002
To learn more about the South Coast Folk Society, visit or find the South Coast Folk Society on Facebook.

Plein Air

Hi Everyone,
Monday plein air painters will be painting the church below on Monday, July 13th.  10 a.m. – 2:30 pm.

Landmark Church

Landmark Church
777 Florida Street
(Between Oregon Coast Hwy 101 and McPherson Street)
North Bend, OR 97459
Landmark Church is truly a landmark in the North Bend community.  The basement was built in 1908 and the sanctuary was completed in 1910.  It is the oldest church building in North Bend that was originally built as a church that is still used as a church today.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Photography Show

Something Old

    "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue"
   summer show at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center:  July 13 - September 30, 2014
    QUILTS  from Bandon Quilters, Gypsy Wagon and other local quilters
    PHOTOS by :Tammy Housego (a series of long-married couples)
                          Janis Wenk Cedras Ayers (old,new,borrowed,blue)
                           Students of Margie Semple from Bandon High School
     opening: SUNDAY JULY 13th -  1-3 pm
                       music by Robin Rauch and Mark Tierney
                                 refreshments provided by the Hospital Auxiliary

Monday, July 7, 2014

Preserves no Peanut Butter

                   Contact: Stephanie Donaldson
July 7, 2014                                                                         Director of Art Education
                                                                                                Coos Art Museum
                                                                                                (541) 267-3901 ext. 105

Lecture: Preservation and Presentation
Title:                           Preservation and Presentation Lecture by Coni Stroud
Date:                          Sat., July 19, 2014
Time:                          11:00 a.m.
Where:                      Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR
Cost:                           free
For more info:         call (541) 267-3901 or email

Coos Art Museum is excited to have Coni Stroud, co-owner of Art Connection in Coos Bay, present a discussion on the skillful selection of framing materials designed to extend the life of your artworks. One question both artists and art collectors face is how artworks are to be framed. Learn how the use of various glass types, mat board and the right framing methodology impacts the conservation and aesthetics of the framed object. Ms. Stroud’s qualifications include designation as a CPF (Certified Picture Framer) with over 30 years of experience in the framing business. We will open our doors early for this special free event which takes place at Coos Art Museum on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. coinciding with the “Preservation & Presentation” Exhibition featuring artworks from the Museum’s Permanent Collection.  For additional information please call (541) 267-3901 or email the Art Education Dept.

Thank you for sharing this information.

Stephanie Donaldson
Director of Art Education
p. (541) 267-3901 ext. 105

Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson
Coos Bay, OR 97420
p. (541) 267-3901
f. (541) 267-4877
Hours of Operation:
Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Get Rid of the Kids

July 7, 2014                                                                      Director of Art Education
                                                                                             Coos Art Museum
                                                                                             (541) 267-3901

Title:                        August Session of Kids @ CAM “Summer Art Sampler”
What:                     children’s art classes; sign up for one or more
Age Range:            6 years to 12 years
Dates:                     Wednesdays – August 6, 13, 20 & 27
Time:                       10:00 a.m. – noon
Where:                   Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR
Cost per class:      $20 CAM members/$25 non-members
For more info:      call (541) 267-3901 or email

Coos Art Museum continues its KIDS @ CAM “SUMMER ART SAMPLER” during the month of August.  “SUMMER ART SAMPLER” is a series of open-studio art classes inviting children to freely experiment with a variety of media.  Kids ages six years to twelve years of age will be introduced to art materials that go beyond the standard ‘markers and crayons’ and allow for safe, open-ended learning.  Classes will take place from 10 a.m. – noon, every Wednesday in August.  Sign up for one or more classes.  Children may participate in that day’s special project or work on something of their own choosing.  Special projects include: August 6th: Aliens vs. Super Heroes / August 13th: Masks of the World / August 20th: On the Farm / August 27th: Art & Nature.  12 students/class max. All materials provided. The per class fee is $20 CAM members/$25 non-members.  For registration form visit or contact the Art Ed Dept. at (541) 267-3901 or