Monday, June 20, 2016


For Immediate Release                                                         Contact: Steven Broocks

June 15, 2016                                                                         Executive Director
                                                                                                Coos Art Museum

Design it, Build it, Test it: The Exploration of Art in 3D
at Coos Art Museum

Coos Bay – Coos Art Museum (CAM) is celebrating 50 years as a center of arts and culture on Oregon’s South Coast. In celebration of this significant accomplishment the Museum is hosting CAM Community Days during its 2016 Anniversary year. CAM Community Days are interactive, hands on Saturdays in the art museum. Activities include: art projects, demonstrations, collaborative activities, community building and experiences that communicate local culture through artistic expression.

FREE ADMISSION to Coos Art Museum, Saturday, June 25, 2016. This will be the fourth interactive Saturday themed, “Design it, Build it, Test it: The Exploration of Art in 3D.” Come down to Coos Art Museum and create your own tin foil Super Hero. Build a boat, car or plane and watch them zoom across the gallery. Add a square to our Community Mosaic. Activities begin at 11 am and continue until 3 pm. Come anytime and enjoy the fun. All ages welcome. No special skills needed and all materials are provided.

This event is open to the public. Coos Art Museum is located in downtown Coos Bay on Anderson and doors open at 10 am. Admission to the Museum is FREE for CAM Community Days thanks to the generous support of local business sponsors: Grami Properties, Honda World, Century 21 Best Realty, Inc., Spotlight Country Bar & Night Club, Bay Area Rotary Club and Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.


Title: “Zentangle Inspired Art: ZenGems” with Rosie Hill (CZT)
What: art class
Date(s): Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Age Range: teens and adults
Skill Level: all skill levels welcome
Where: Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR
Fee: $30 CAM members/ $35 non-members
Materials Included? some
Registration Ends: July 16, 2016
For more info: call (541) 267-3901 or email

Join Certified Zentangle® Teacher Rosie Hill at Coos Art Museum on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for “Zentangled Inspired Art: ZenGems” Add some bling to your Zentangles! Learn to draw and color realistic gems, then tangle around them to create beautiful designs. The focus of this class will be drawing the gems. Zentangle experience is not required

Students are required to bring a pencil, black micron pens (01) and a #2 pencil.   All other materials are included in class fee. If you have Prismacolor pencils, you may bring them, too.  Zentangle books and other supplementary materials will be available for purchase.

Teens and adults of all skill levels are welcome. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Class Fee: $30 CAM members / $35 non-members. Registration ends July 16, 2016. For registration go to or visit Coos Art Museum at 235 Anderson in Downtown Coos Bay


Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center Quarterly Art Show
Call to Artists
Coastal Treasures
The Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center in Bandon will be hosting a show of artworks including photography exploring the Iconic Images we hold dear here on the Oregon Coast. These may be as broad as the Pacific Ocean or as minute as a seashell found on the beach; images that evoke memories of all things coastal.
Artwork to be delivered July 6th at 2 pm. See attached CTA for details and forms.
Artists Reception Sunday, July 17th 1-3 pm.

Speak Up

Oregon Coast Values Survey
A research team at Portland State University is conducting a survey of Oregonians. This survey seeks to understand how Oregon residents use and value the coast and ocean. The survey asks about opinions on marine management activities, and preferences for future management. The survey also includes an online mapping activity, allowing those who take the survey to indicate places on the coast that are important to them, and to recommend changes in management of areas.
The goal of the survey is to reach a broad set of adult residents who have lived in Oregon for a year or more. We also want to make sure we hear from people across the state, including Eastern Oregon and Southern Oregon. Please feel free to share this link with others via email, social media, or any other way you feel comfortable.
To access the survey, follow this link below:
This project is funded by Oregon Sea Grant and findings will be shared in a final report to managers, researchers, and the public. All responses will be anonymous and only summaries of findings will be shared.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Paul Manson, a PhD student researcher at Portland State University: You may also contact the project’s principal investigator, Dr. Elise Granek at

Elise Granek, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor 
Environmental Science and Management 
School of the Environment
Portland State University 
PO Box 751 Portland, OR 97207 

Clam Up

Monday, June 6, 2016

Plotting and Planning

Help us plan a new Coos Bay Public Library! 
Planning is underway for a new public library in Coos Bay—and we need your input!  Join us for a discussion about our community’s library facility:  what’s working, what’s not, what improvements you’d like to see. 
Community meetings will be held Tuesday, June 21 from 2-4pm and Wednesday, June 22 from 6-8pm In the Myrtlewood Room.  All ages welcome and encouraged to contribute to the process.   
Our conversation will be led by representatives from the architectural firm Hacker, which has been hired by the City of Coos Bay to complete a facilities needs assessment.
For more information, please call 541.269.1101

Thursday, June 2, 2016

We Are Calling Youuuuu

Call for Artists:

Artists are invited to participate in the Downtown Reedsport Artwalk on Saturday, June 18, 2016, during the annual Fathers Day Weekend Chainsaw Carving Event in Reedsport. Artists are invited to setup and participate in the day long Downtown Artwalk activities. To become an Artist vendor, artists will need to fill out a CDABA (Coastal Douglas Art and Business Alliance) entry form and drop it off at the Mindpower Gallery by June 4, 2016. There are no fees to participate, but a form needs to be filled out and a placement assigned; all others will be turned away. For more details and entry form, please contact Tamara at the Mindpower Gallery, 417 Fir Ave. Reedsport, OR. 97467(541) 271-2485