Sunday, February 25, 2018

March Madness

From: South Coast Folk Society
Subject: South Coast Community Contra Dance!
When: Saturday Evening, March 3, 2018
Time: 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Where: Coos Bay Senior Center, 4th and Ingersoll, Coos Bay, OR
        And Dance Calling by STACY ROSE and Friends

Contra Dance in Coos Bay March 3, Public Welcome

Enjoy dancing to great live music at the Coos Bay Senior Center on Saturday evening, March 3, from 7-10PM. All ages are welcome to this public event which features music by the Outstanding Open Band, and dance calling lead by Stacy Rose of Coos Bay.  Contra dancing is a light-hearted form of social dancing that is easy to learn and fun for all ages.  The Contra Dance will be held at the Senior Center activity room which is located at 4th and Ingersoll in Coos Bay.  Singles, couples and families will all enjoy contra dancing, and new dancers are always welcome.

The Folk Society has arranged for The Outstanding Open Band, an all-volunteer group of talented local musicians, to play lively contra tunes and waltzes.  Their skill and energy create the perfect atmosphere to swing your partner and do-se-do your neighbor.  It’s fun.  Wear your dancing shoes, casual clothes, and a big smile.

Stacy Rose, a personable and very popular caller with many years of experience, will teach dancers every step and figure throughout the evening starting with a lesson at 7PM.  Stacy will also be offering a callers’ workshop at the Senior Center from 3-5PM in the afternoon on March 3rd.  Her workshop is free and open to the public. Calling is an integral part of contra dancing, and everyone can benefit from learning more about how a dance is called.  Please come and be a volunteer dancer to help new callers.  Call Stacy for more information at 541-808-1002.  Drop-ins are welcome.

This event is alcohol and fragrance free.  Refreshments are available.  Doors open at 6:45PM.  Admission: General $7, Seniors over 60 $6, Members $5, Students are always Free, and Supervised Children under 6 are also Free. For more information call 541-404-8267 or visit  Thank you.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Tip Sheet

Dear grant seekers and supporters,

You are most heartily invited to attend this year’s “Conversations with Partners and Funders” grant seekers workshops!

Please see below and mark your calendars. We have the itinerary on our website and on our Facebook page.

Has this event been of value to you? Please share with your email lists, local newspapers and communication outlets, and through your digital communication channels (they all work!). This is a once-a-year opportunity for grant seekers to meet funders in person and collect resources all at one time and in one room.

Thanks to supporters like you, in FY19 the Trust will have our largest grant budget in our history!

Thank you for spreading the word, and hope to see you there,

Aili Schreiner
Trust Manager
Oregon Cultural Trust
775 Summer St NE, Ste 200
Salem, OR 97301

(503) 986-0089 Office
(503) 428-0963 Mobile



News Release from Oregon Arts Commission
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 2:13 PM
Downloadable file: Eugene Conversation 2017
Salem, Ore. -- More than $5 million in funding will be on the table when Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner joins with colleagues from the Cultural Trust's Statewide Partners and other funders Feb. 6 through March 8 for "Conversations with Funders and Partners," a 14-stop state tour. Attendees will learn about grant programs available from multiple grantmakers and will have the opportunity to discuss their projects and programming. Other statewide programming resources also will be presented. 

Representatives from the Statewide Partners -- the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office -- will be joined by counterparts from The Oregon Community Foundation and Portland's Regional Arts and Culture Council for some of the events. 

Organizations encouraged to attend "Conversations with Funders and Partners" include libraries, arts organizations, museums, cultural centers, historical societies, arts alliances, literary groups and heritage organizations. All cultural nonprofit organizations are welcome. 

"There are more than 1,450 cultural nonprofits serving Oregonians," said Schreiner. "We want to make sure they know about the grant funds and significant programming resources that are here to support them." 

Among the grant opportunities discussed will be the Cultural Trust's FY19 Cultural Development Grants; grant guidelines will be posted on the Trust website Monday, Feb. 12, with an April 13 application deadline (see details below). 

"Conversations with Funders and Partners" begin Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Northeast Portland and are scheduled in regional flights. Registration is not required. 

The schedule is: 
Portland Metro -- all events 4 -- 6:30 p.m. 
* Portland: Tuesday, Feb. 6, Cerimon House (5131 NE 23rd Ave.) 
* Beaverton: Thursday, Feb. 8, Meeting Room A, Beaverton City Library 
(12375 SW 5th St.) 

Oregon City & Eugene -- all events 4-6:30 pm 
* Oregon City: Tuesday, Feb. 13, Community Room, Oregon City Library (606 John Adams St.) 
* Eugene: Thursday, Feb. 15, Phoenix Room, Phoenix Inn Suites (850 Franklin Blvd.) 

Oregon Coast & Roseburg -- event times vary 
* Seaside: Tuesday, Feb. 20, Clatsop Community College, South County Campus (1455 N Roosevelt) 10 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m. 
* Lincoln City: Tuesday, Feb. 20, Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 NE Hwy 101) 4 p.m. -- 6:30 p.m. 
* Florence: Wednesday, Feb. 21, Florence Event Center (715 Quince St.) 10 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m. 
* Coos Bay: Wednesday, Feb. 21, Coos History Museum (1210 N Front St.) 2 p.m. -- 4 p.m. 
* Roseburg: Thursday, Feb. 22, Pacific Hall, Douglas County Fairgrounds (2110 SW Frear St.) 12 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. 

Central & Southern Oregon -- event times vary 
* Bend: Tuesday, Feb. 27, High Desert Museum (59800 US-97) 4:30 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m. 
* Klamath Falls: Wednesday, Feb. 28, Ross Ragland Theater (218 N 7th St.) 12 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. 
* Medford: Wednesday, Feb. 28, Adams Room, Medford Public Library (205 S Central Ave.) 4 p.m. -- 6:30 p.m. 

Eastern Oregon & Willamette Valley- all events 4 -- 6:30 pm 
* La Grande: Tuesday, March 6, Community Room, Cook Memorial Library (2006 Fourth St.) 
* Albany: Thursday, March 8, Albany Regional Museum (136 Lyon St. S) 

Oregon Cultural Trust Cultural Development Grants 

The Cultural Trust's Cultural Development Grants recognize and support significant cultural programs and projects through four grant categories: access; preservation; creativity; and capacity. 

Since 2017 is projected to be a successful fundraising year for the Cultural Trust, a record amount will be available for grants which last year totaled more than $2.94 million. Cultural Development Grants represent one third of the annual funding the Cultural Trust provides to Oregon's cultural nonprofits. Other funding includes grants to the Trust's five statewide partners -- to support their projects and respective grant programs -- and to 45 county and tribal cultural coalitions that fund local initiatives and grants. 

FY2019 Cultural Development Grants are for projects and activities that will occur between Aug. 1, 2018, and July 30, 2019. 

Grant guidelines will be posted by Monday, Feb. 12, for an application deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13. 

For more information contact Schreiner at or 503-986-0089. 
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Contact Info:
Carrie Kikel 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Folksy Class

From: South Coast Folk Society
Subject: New: A Free, Monday Evening Traditional Dance Class
When: Every Monday Evening
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Where: North Bend Housing Authority, 1700 Monroe, North Bend, OR
Featuring: Live Music and Free Dance Instruction

Free Traditional Dance Class Offered in North Bend

    Experience the joy of dancing to traditional music from around the world.  The South Coast Folk Society welcomes public participation in its new, free, traditional dance class for beginners and experienced dancers.  This class meets every Monday in North Bend for two hours starting at 7:00PM.  Singles, couples and families can all enjoy this casual social gathering.  Drop-ins are also encouraged to attend.  Every session is a fresh start. 
The North Bend Housing Authority has provided their spacious community activity room for this weekly class.  They are located at 1700 Monroe Street in North Bend, just three blocks west of the library on Connecticut Avenue.
    This class is appropriate for beginners.  All dances are taught.  No previous dance experience is required.  All ages and skill levels can have fun dancing to live music played by talented area musicians. The emphasis will be on traditional dances from America, Europe, and around the world.  These include circles, line dances, set dances, folk, and ballroom dances.  New musicians are invited to join the band.  No partner is needed.  For more information email or call Paul at 541-404-8267.  Join us on February 19.
    The North Bend Housing Authority is a smoke and fragrance free venue. Children must be accompanied by a responsible supervising adult.  Light refreshments will be available.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Second Sunday Free Whee

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Sunday, February 11
Second Sunday - Museum Free Day
The Second Sunday of every month is free admittance for all, with a fun activity from 1-3pm.  This months' activity is vegetable prints. Second Sunday is co-sponsored by Coquille Animal Hospital and an anonymous business.
Sunday will be the last day to view the Agriculture Exhibit.  Our mezzanine will be closed for the remainder of the month to prepare for Patriot Nations.
Basket Weaving Class
February 24th
Only 7 spots left in this amazing class taught by Stephanie Craig. She does artifact conservation and works with museums recreating baskets. Please call the museum to register for this opportunity.  Class is $80 per person and must be paid in advance.
Women's History Month Luncheon
"History, Hankies and Her Accessories"
March 12th
Doors open at 11am
Only 16 tickets left! Seating is limited for this catered luncheon: tickets must be purchased in advance! Coos Bay crooner, Shaymus Hanlin will be singing and historic costume expert, LaRee Johnson, will be the featured speaker. Tickets are $40/CHM member or $45/non-member. Individual seats are available as well as tables of eight. Contact the museum for more information or to purchase tickets.
Call for Living History Volunteers!
The 4th and 5th grade education program is now underway. A part of this introduces kids to local history characters that help illustrate our local tribes, and the beginning of Marshfield. This is a very simple roll that would be easy for anyone comfortable talking to a group of kids. Contact Amy if interested.
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Rip Tide

Watercolors, photographs , and ARTRAGE digital images by Bandon artist Victoria Tierney inspired by walks on our local beaches will be on display at the HIGH TIDE CAFE on Cape Arago Hiway in Charleston February 1st through March 31st.  Reception is THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11th, FROM 3-5 PM.  The artist will also be bringing greeting cards and unframed images just for the occasion.  Guitar music by Mark Tierney.  A cake to celebrate all the February birthdays.  All are welcome. Please join us!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Weaving and Wandering

Coos History Museum to Host First Tuesday Talks Lecture Series
Beginning on Tuesday - February 6, 2018
6:00pm – 8:30pm

The Coos History Museum’s 2018 First Tuesday Talks lecture series is set to begin on Tuesday, February 6, and will feature speakers Joshua Hirschstein and Maren Beck, Authors and Textile Experts, SE Asian Textiles. Copies of their publication, Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos, is currently available for purchase in the museum store. The speakers will be available to do a book signing on February 6 and will display SE Asian textiles that will be for sale that evening, with 20% of sale proceeds to benefit the museum.

The lecture will begin at 6:30pm. The museum, galleries, and store will be open for extended hours during the event. Cost for the event is $7.00 for adults. Admission is free for museum members.

In its second year, the First Tuesday Talks Lecture Series is a monthly event at the Coos History Museum. For more information, contact the Coos History Museum at 541-756-6320 or visit the website at

The Coos History Museum creates a better understanding of life in Coos County and Oregon’s South Coast, past and present. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and receives no direct government support. The museum survives on donations, memberships, grants, museum store sales, special event rentals, and legacy/bequest gifts. The Coos History Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free for CHM members, active duty military, and NARM members.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Be Bold

145 Fillmore Avenue SE, Bandon, OR 97411
Tel: 541-347-5355


Please note change of location for this Community Show, as well as
revised delivery dates for Art Delivery, Artwork pickup and Artist

Call to Artists – Community Show
March 6 – March 31st, 2018

For the Love of Color

Accepted Media:

All 2-D media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, drawing, print making (artist-pulled
prints) photography, collage, mixed media & encaustic.

Please limit entries to a maximum of approximately 16” x 20 “due to space consideration. All work to be hung on the wall must be framed or on gallery wrap canvas; including a wire hanger (no saw tooth hangers please.)

Entry Fees:
The non-refundable fees to exhibit are: $10 for first piece, $5 for the second piece and $5 for the third piece.

The Judge for this Show will be Sharon Leahy of Coos Bay, Oregon, Fiber Artist and member of Bay Area Artists’ Association.

Prizes will be $50 first place, $25 second place, $10 third place awards, plus awards of Honorable Mention ribbons.

A People’s Choice Award will be decided by public ballot, the winner to receive a one month exhibition as featured artist at Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio during 2019.

Artist Schedule:
Art Delivery: March 4th & 5th, Sunday and Monday, 11-5 pm. Drop off 1-3 pieces of art with paperwork and fees to Art by the Sea Gallery & Studio, 145 Fillmore Avenue SE, Bandon. (If shipping artwork, send to arrive by these dates; please prepay return shipping.)

Artist Reception: March 10th, Saturday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Ends: March 31st, Saturday, 5:00 p.m.
Artwork Pick Up: April 2nd and 3rd, Monday and Tuesday, 11 – 5 p.m.

*Note: During this exhibition the gallery commission will be 25%; please price your work accordingly. Remember to bring a copy of your biography to be included in the show binder. Artists who have sold work will be paid by April 7, 2018
ENTRY FORM—2018 BRIGHT & BOLD: For the Love of Color Show 
(Please Print Clearly) 
Artist name: ________________________________________________________________ 
Address: ___________________________________________________________________ 
Day phone: ___________________________ 
E-mail: ___________________________Website: ________________________ 
1. Title: ____________________________________________________ 

Medium: ___________________________________________________ 
Price: ___________________________Framed Size:_______________________ 
2. Title: ____________________________________________________ 

Medium: ___________________________________________________ 
Price: ___________________________Framed Size:_______________________ 
3. Title: ____________________________________________________ 

Medium: ___________________________________________________ 
Price: ___________________________Framed Size:_______________________ 
Please have your name, title and contact number on the back of each artwork. Further, understand that by submission of any work you agree to follow all stipulations. Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio reserves the right to photograph art submitted for publicity purposes only. We reserve the right to refuse art due to content or presentation. 
(For Staff Use) 
# of pieces checked in:________ By:___________________________________ 
# of pieces picked up at show closing ______ By:_________________________________
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