Friday, July 22, 2016

Relief at Last

Relief Wood Carving Class

Be part of the Coquille Carousel project.  Wood Carver Bruce Sturtevant will demonstrate and teach you to carve “rosettes”. The “rosettes” will be placed on the Coquille Carousel.

The class will be held at the Coos Bay Boat Building Center in Empire at 100 Newmark Avenue.

Dates of the wood carving series is August 6th, 13th and 20th from 9am-12pm

Class is designated for ages 15 and older.  Cost for the class is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.  The fee includes materials and wood carving tools will be provided.

For information or registration call the boat building center at 541-217-4365.

For more information about the Coquille Carousel project go to their webpage

Joyce Jansen, Secretary
Coos Bay Boat Building Center

You cannot control the wind but you can
adjust your sail.

Seaweed Anyone?

Seaweed Appreciation and Art Workshop
July 23, 2016
9:00 AM to Noon
Get your hands wet and discover how to identify local seaweeds, their ecological benefits and how you can protect this important natural resource. Start the day with a stroll along the shore collecting seaweed and continues in the classroom where you learn how to turn your finds into decorative pieces of art. Finished pieces will be suitable for framing.  Materials and refreshments provided.  Meet at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) parking lot.
Space is limited please call 541-888-5558 ext. 121 to reserve your place in this program.
 ($20 fee includes fieldtrip and all materials)


Deborah Rudd
South Slough NERR
Public Involvement Coordinator
PO Box 5417
Charleston, OR 97420
541-888-5558 ext.158
Office hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00am-4:30pm

Improving the understanding and stewardship of Pacific Northwest estuaries and coastal watersheds

Get Some Soul

I’ve done this and it is really a wonderful, relaxing experience.

Subject: Soul Collage on Sat., July 30, 10-2:00

Please share..
A Soul Collage workshop led by Jennifer Boynton Starr of Bend,  OR  will be held Saturday, July 30, 10-2:00 at the Hospice Education Center, 1620 Thompson Road,  Coos Bay.   
Indulge yourself in a day dedicated to you and your creative muse using SoulCollage®, a process guided by visual imagery and intuition, based on Seena Frost’s book, SoulCollage. It is a fun, creative, multi-layered process that anyone can do.  No experience is needed.  All materials will be provided. Expect to surprise and delight yourself with your soul’s wisdom!
For more information and/or to register, contact or visit her website: or call Jean at 541-267-2693. 
Early Bird Special:  $35 if register by 7/22, $45 day of event 
*Part scholarships available.


This August the Port of Coos Bay and the Coos Bay rail line will be celebrating 100 years of service with a special three-day Railroad Centennial Celebration! We are currently looking for a number of volunteers to help with the event which will be taking place August 5-7. Both North Bend and Coos Bay will host a day of activities as well as Coos County. There will be train rides all three days, as well as water sports, music, and more. Volunteers will need to attend two training meetings, one will be held on July 22 nd and the other will be on August 4 th (times are TBD). We are looking to have at least 10 volunteers per shift in case of last minute changes or withdrawals. Volunteers can choose between working a single shift or multiple shifts throughout the three days, there are 7 shifts in total. Volunteers will receive special shirts to wear as well as passes to ride the trains!

August 5th, Friday: Shifts 1 & 2
Shift 1: The first train ride will load at 8:30am in North Bend and the second train will unload at 1:30pm
Crowd Control – 2-4 volunteers needed Ticket Takers – 3 total, 1 per train car
Onboard assistant – 3 total, 1 per train car
Shift 2: Load time will be 1:30pm at North Bend to the last unload at 4:00pm, the opening ceremony will start at 5:00pm ceremony: may require some heavy lifting and crowd control for the second part of the shift. Volunteers for this shift will also help with switching out area for the opening
Crowd Control – 2-4 volunteers needed Ticket Takers – 3 total, 1 per train car
Onboard assistant – 3 total, 1 per train car

August 6th, Saturday: Shifts 3 & 4
Shift 3: The first train loading at Coos Bay time will be 8:30am and the second unload time will be at 12:30pm:
Crowd Control – 2-4 volunteers needed
Ticket Takers – 3 total, 1 per train car Onboard assistant – 3 total, 1 per train car

Shift 4: Train loading time of at Coos Bay 12:30pm and the last unload is scheduled for 4:30pm
Crowd Control – 2-4 volunteers needed
Ticket Takers – 3 total, 1 per train car Onboard assistant – 3 total, 1 per train car

August 7th, Sunday: Shifts 5, 6, & 7
Shift 5: Train loading at 8:30am at Mill Casino with the second unload time being 12:30pm
Crowd Control – 2-4 volunteers needed
Ticket Takers – 3 total, 1 per train car Onboard assistant – 3 total, 1 per train car

Shift 6: Load time will start at 12:30pm and unloading will be at 4:30pm
Crowd Control – 2-4 volunteers needed
Ticket Takers – 3 total, 1 per train car Onboard assistant – 3 total, 1 per train car

Shift 7: This will be the closing ceremony at the Mill Casino, ceremony will start at 5:00pm
*Volunteers will need to help with crowd control as well as set-up and take-down of ceremony equipment. Heavy lifting may be required. *

Please sign up by emailing Positions will be filled on a first come first serve basis, please include a first choice shift and a second choice shift. Information will be updated frequently so please refer to the website for available positions: (information will be updated to this link asap).

If you have any questions about volunteering, please do not hesitate to contact Charlotte Menten or Fiona Bai at:, or you can call us at 541-267- 7678
We will have more details as we get closer to the event.
Time for a break.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Message from THE Mystera

Greetings From the Studio!
The Orange Bobble
The Orange Bobble
Hello everyone! I hope this note finds each of you well and enjoying a wonderful summer! WELCOME to those of you who are new subscribers! The 23rd Annual National Maritime Exhibit is right around the corner so I am sending this reminder your way. The Annual Maritime Exhibit is always an outstanding event featuring amazing artwork from all over the United States so you will want to mark your calendars!

Another wonderful event I want to bring to your attention is the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center Quarterly Art Show, "Coastal Treasures". This event will feature artwork and photography inspired by iconic images we hold dear here on the Oregon Coast!

I urge those of you who live in this area or are passing through to take time to visit both of these shows as they never fail to please all who attend! I will have work featured in both events and you can see all of it on my website. My painting in the Maritime is of a scene at the South Slough and all three pieces in Coastal Treasures were inspired by scenes in Bandon.
It is a good idea to visit the Events page on my website on occasion for I have work showing at various times around the country in exhibits and competitions.

Event: 23rd Annual National Maritime Art Exhibit
Date: July 9, 2016- September 24, 2016
Place: Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay, Oregon
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9, 2016, 5 - 8
Contact: CAM @ 541-267-3901 OR

Event: Coastal Treasures
Date: July 9 - September 30, 2016
Place: Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, 900 11th St., Bandon, OR
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 17, 2016, 1 - 3
Contact: Ava Richey @ 541-296-6118 OR

Thank you all for your interest in my work!
Best wishes,
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Kimberly Wurster Fine Art
1630 North Henry St.
Coquille, OR 97423
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Get Real

Angels and Fishes

Greetings , friends. Jardin and Kristin have honored me with a show that will be at 
Black Market Gourmet during July and August. We'll have a party to celebrate right at the 
midpoint: SUNDAY JULY 31 from 2-4 pm. There will be music, treats, and a special

 showing of works that couldn't quite  fit on the walls.  Mark it on your calendars
 and I hope you can make it
BMG is located at 495 Central in Coos Bay (between the library and the museum.) Their phone
Number is 541-269-0194.  See you there.

(The Angel Fish painting , which belongs to the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center,
 will go to whoever offers the largest tax-deductible donation to the Southern Coos Hospital