Sunday, September 18, 2016

Comic Arts and Literature

The annual event happens in hundreds of locations around the world as creators try to create a full comic book in one day.

So It Goes Coffeehouse will host the 24 Hour Comic Book Challenge on Saturday October 1st beginning at 8am, at the shop. Participants have 24 hours to complete an all-original 24 page comic book. Those that complete the challenge by 8am on Sunday morning will have their work published in an anthology by So It Goes.

Created by Scott McCloud (Zot! and Understanding Comics), the first 24 hour comic challenges included the likes of Neil Gaiman (Sandman etc), Dave SIm (Cerebus) and Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). 

For more information on origins of the challenge:

Your 24  page comic must be complete in 24 hours. Story, art, lettering, proofreading, etc. Digital comics are allowed.

No sketches, designs, plot summaries or any other kind of direct preparation can precede the 24 hour period. Indirect preparation such as assembling tools, reference materials, music, etc. is fine.

The comic must contain over 100 panels, 

To assist with the improvisational nature of the challenge, So It Goes will have a suggestion box at the shop and online through the end of September where you can drop in the an item name or an exclamation that must be included in the comic. We will draw those pieces right before the clock begins.

Please bring your materials with you. We will have basic tools and paper, but you would do best to bring tools you prefer. Paper size, type of materials does not matter. Coffee and food specials and giveaways will be on hand with special surprises throughout the challenge for the participants.

Would be participants need not be proven artists. An RSVP is required, please sign up by calling 541-808-9333,, or messaging us on Facebook. You must be 18 years of age.

You can read the first 24 hour comic, by Scott McCloud, here:

Wear Your Art

Swedish Knitting, Crocheting & Felting Fairy!

Second Street Gallery will join with Art By The Sea in a Friday evening Art Walk 5 - 7pm, September16, 2016 welcoming Eva Subias, our knit, felt & crochet expert while the Co-op Gallery will host a reception for Diana K. Morton, photographer and the opening of the Collage Community show. Susan Lehman, has judged the show and will be announcing the winners of the exhibit and awarding prizes the evening of the reception.

Eva Subias will also be our Meet and Greet Artist at Second Street Gallery both Saturday and Sunday 17th & 18th. We look forward to her vivacious personality as she shows her fashions and demonstrates how she creates them with lush, high quality yarns. Eva has been a regular at Second Street Gallery for many years and her cloches, flappers, scarves, mittens and felted hats continue their extreme popularity. She will be bringing along a broader range of work that we can’t regularly carry at the gallery.
Eva is a native of Sweden, where her love of knitting started when she was only about 7 years old.  She knits the continental way and will be happy to show you how fast that can be. Nowadays she switches between knitting and crocheting and enjoys both forms of creating beautiful garments.  She loves sharing her love of the art, so take this opportunity to come in and talk to her and see all the creations she will bring for this special weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Quick Pick Up

Hi Artists,

Saturday, September 24th is the date to pick up your art at Southern Coos Hospital in Bandon, from 2 – 6 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                        

If you are unable to pick up your work at this time, please let me know.

The information and entry form for the upcoming Fall Show: Paws, Claws, Feathers and Beyond (Animals: Wild or Domestic) is attached.

Contact me at this email, or by phone  541-297-6118 if you have questions.
Or contact Susan Lehman  541-347-9888.

Thank you.

Ava Richey

Have a Fling


YOU are invited
to the Coos Art Museum
Annual Fundraiser

For 2017 Operations

Saturday, October 1, 2016
5 – 8 pm

Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420

4 Course Sit-Down Dinner
Catered by Benetti’s

Ballet Performance “Land and Sea” by Dance Umbrella

All Tickets

Wine choices - Provided at no host bar

Contact museum for discounts – Groups of 8

Please RSVP by Sept. 26, 2016

The Great White Way

“One Night on Broadway – a Musical Sing Along”
to be presented by the Bandon Playhouse.

Musical numbers from your favorite Broadway shows will be performed on Fri. November 11, 2016. If you'd like to be a part of this Veterans Day production, please show up at the Sprague Theater in Bandon Oregon on either Sunday Sept 25 from 1- 3 pm, or Monday Sept 26 from 5 - 8 pm to audition with the song(s) you would like to present to the directors.  For Sun. auditions you must provide either an accompaniment CD or sing unaccompanied. On Mon. evening, we will have an accompanist available for those who have sheet music. If you have always dreamed about singing your favorite Broadway tune on stage, now is your chance.  We look forward to seeing you! 

For more information, please call Paul at (970) 317-1979.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Back to Art School Sale

> The yard sale is at 2527 Pine st. 
> Take Oak st. off Newmark, north to 17th, go left one block to Pine. Go right on Pine to 2527 on right side. 
> Time is from 9 to 4 this Friday & Saturday.  
> Clyde will have art stuff for sale including folding drafting (art) table. Art & Prints. All proceeds go to our Belize fund to bring art to the children in the schools. 

> Clyde Kirkpatrick

Behind the Mask

Title: “Mask Making
What: art class
Date(s): Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Age Range: 11 and up
Skill Level: beginner
Where: Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR
Fee: $20 CAM members/ $30 non-members
Materials Included? yes
Registration Ends: October 28th, 2016
For more info: call (541) 267-3901 or email

Join us at the Coos Art Museum on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 for “Mask Making” Kids, teens and/or parents will create masks using cardboard, hot glue, paper, paint, fabric and anything else they can get their hands on to make a mask just in time for Halloween. First we will sketch ideas, then create a structure that will fit comfortably by learning how to score cardboard for more bendability. Participants will then decorate the mask using any materials that can be glued on cardboard. Masks can be as simple or as complex as desired and there will be guidance on problem solving design issues. All the materials will be supplied, but kids can bring things from home or nature if they have something specific in mind they want to make.

Children of all skill levels are welcome. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Workshop Fee: $20 CAM members / $30 non-members. Registration ends October 28, 2016. For registration go to or visit Coos Art Museum at 235 Anderson in Downtown Coos Bay.