Sunday, January 25, 2015

Stop and Smell the Dahlias

Don't miss the opportunity to see the unique and amazing art of Paula Reis at the Bandon Library.

You wanted to stop at the Creamery anyway and then there's Art by the Sea and Second Street Gallery and you might just as well make a day of it.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get Some Class

Join us in February for some fun and exciting art classes!  Seems like a short list for February, but March more than makes up for it, so stay tuned for that email in the near future.

Tot and Me “Watercolor Exploration” with Geraldine Sundstrom **art class for infants and toddlers ages 6 months to 5 years old (accompanied by mom, dad, grandparent, etc.)**
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 for CAM member / $20 for non-member
11 spaces still available
Registration ends: January 27, 2015

Zentangle®, Shaded with Rosie Hill (CZT) **art class for teens and adults**
Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 for CAM member / $35 for non-member
2 spaces still available
Registration ends: February 6, 2015

Session I: “Human Faces” Watercolor with Liv Drahos **art class for adults only**
Thursdays, February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $90 for CAM member / $115 for non-member
9 spaces still available
Registration ends: February 18, 2015

Check out for all of the other art classes and workshops on the horizon!

Two really important things to remember… payment is required for a guaranteed space in class and your CAM Membership must be current in order to participate in classes at the reduced CAM price.

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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lead, Follow or get out of the Way

Hi friends of South Coast Folk Society,

2015 has arrived - the centennial celebration of Country Dance and Song Society has begun! Visit for updates of celebrations happening around the country. 

Closer to home, these are some of the activities we are planning for our celebration  Oct 4-10, 2015:
A variety of workshops for song leaders, for callers, for dancers and for musicians. Bob Dalsemer is a renown caller - he will do a series of workshops with people of all skill levels who want to learn calling. The members of Firefly have some interesting topics for their workshops - learn to make your tunes dance! But Folk Week is not just about developing skills of people already affiliated with SCFS. We want to reach out to the larger community, celebrating the joy of  traditional dance, music and song. So we'll have dances, a concert, in-school programs, and after school programs with youth. Seven days chockful of activities!

THANK YOU for the many of you who have raised your hand to volunteer! Still more help is needed. Do you have these skills? Reply to this email if the answer if YES to any of these:

The gift of hospitality: we're hosting musicians and a caller for Folk Week. Can you offer a room and breakfast to one or more musicians? 

Do you have leadership, organizational AND outstanding people skills? We're looking for a Volunteer Coordinator. This will be a uniquely important job to ensure the success of Folk Week. Can you help get the right people to the right places at the right times? 

Point people - would you be responsible to be a point person for ONE of the activities mentioned above? As a point person, you will help the steering committee plan that activity; you would be the go-to person at that activity. Which activity are you most drawn to? Be the point person for it! 

Food - Lynn Danner is our Hospitality Coordinator. Can you help prepare a dish for one of the potlucks? There are also only two opportunities left to host the band in your home for one of their dinners. Can you cook a meal for 5? 

As soon as all of the Folk Week activities are confirmed, we'll be EAGER to share the schedule with you. In the meantime, check out the SCFS web site for updates and LIKE us on Facebook

Enjoy this fun video of Bob Dalsemer calling a square dance. Dare you not to smile. 
Smooth moves! 

Correction to this month's email announcement:  The regularly scheduled 4th Friday folk dance will be held THIS FRIDAY, Jan 23. See you at Greenacres Grange at 7:00 pm!

Got questions about South Coast Folk Week? Ask any member of the steering committee: Karen Olsen, Lynn Danner, Jennifer Sordyl, Gail Elber or me!

See you on the dance floor,
Stacy Rose

Friday, January 16, 2015

Expedition Explorers

For Immediate Release                                                       Contact: Stephanie Donaldson
January 16, 2015                                                                 Director of Art Education
                                                                                                Coos Art Museum
                                                                                                (541) 267-3901 ext. 105

Title:                            Tot and Me “Watercolor Exploration”
with Geraldine Sundstrom, a Kids@CAM program
What:                          infant and toddler art class
Dates:                         Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time:                          10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Age Range:               6 months to 5 years old (must be accompanied by an adult)
Where:                       Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Cost:                           $15 CAM members / $20 non-members
Registration ends:   January 27, 2015
For more info:           call (541) 267-3901 or email

Come with your 6 month to 5 year old to Coos Art Museum to explore the exciting world of watercolor!  Prepare to get a bit wet and messy in this "Watercolor Exploration" Kids@CAM program taught by Geraldine Sundstrom on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Geraldine is a 2012 graduate of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin and has a B.A. in Fine Arts. As an art instructor she draws upon ten years of experience in child and adolescent recreational activity programming as well as an extensive and multi-faceted professional background in visual art.
Class size is limited to 12 infants/toddlers. Infants and toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. Cost for the workshop series is $15 CAM members / $20 non-members. Registration ends January 27, 2015.
Registrations are accepted online at  For more information contact the Art Education Dept. at (541) 267-3901 or

Thank you for sharing.

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.

I am Calling Youuuuuuu!

"Photography:  The Full Spectrum"  
NVAL 2015 International Juried
Photography Show
 Exhibit April 28 - May 30, 2015
Carter House Gallery, Redding, CA 96003

Hi Roland,

Just a quick reminder -- ENTRY DEADLINE  -- March 9, less than two months away.
The 2015 show is now open for entries, and we look forward to another outstanding exhibit.  We hope to see your work!
Bernie & Charlotte Bryson


Photography:  The Full Spectrum
The show is open to all photographers and all forms of photographic expression are encouraged.   Images previously accepted into a NVAL International Juried Photography Show are not eligible. 

TOTAL AWARDS:  $3250 -  First Place $1500  - CARTER HOUSE GALLERY EXHIBIT  -  140 images to be selected

ENTRY:  Open Now
Entry deadline:   Monday, March 9, 2015, 11:59 pm PDT
All entries will be online. 
You may enter as many images as you wish.
Entry Fees -- $33 to enter three images, $8 each additional
NVAL offers several PRINTING/FRAMING OPTIONS allowing for Substantial Savings on exhibiting costs.
The link for details is in the Prospectus under Printing/Framing Requirements.

JUROR:  Thom Sempere, Executive Director of PhotoAlliance in San Francisco, has been actively involved in the photography community in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1977 as an artist, educator, curator and arts administrator.  He is also currently a visiting faculty member at the San Francisco Art Institute and a lecturer in the Continuing Studies program at Stanford University, teaching photography. 
His work in curatorial and arts administration began in 1983 in Seattle, as curator of the Joseph and Elaine Monsen Collection of Photography, and later as Director of Education and Exhibitions at the Photographic Center Northwest.  Subsequently, he worked ten years at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Master of Fine Arts  from the University of Washington.  His photographs are in the permanent collection at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and have been exhibited in venues across the United States as well as in China

FOR FURTHER DETAILS and to ENTER:  Go to select Photography Shows, then 2015 International Show to view the Prospectus.  The entry link is at the bottom of the Prospectus.

QUESTIONS:  Contact show co-chairs, Bernie & Charlotte Bryson 
The North Valley Art League is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the visual arts in the northern
California region.  Your entry fees cover prize money and show expenses.  Any remaining monies will help fund the operating expenses of the NVAL Carter House Gallery.  

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Big Doings

Happy New Year from Black Market Gourmet!

Just want you all to know we will be open dinner this Friday January 16th from
5 p.m.-until close.  RESERVATIONS are required, so please call:541-269-0194.  Menu is still in the works!

On Sunday January 18th from
2:00-4:00 p.m. will have an artist reception featuring the work of Mitch Rolicheck and Jardin Kazaar.  Come and meet the artists, enjoy some great noshies and visit with a wonderful group of friends.

Free Cooking Classes:
Monday January 26th at
6 p.m. and again on Tuesday January 27th at 2 p.m.  Not sure what we will be cooking, but come and be surprised.  Always entertaining & enlightening.  Chef Jardin will teach the class presentation style, you will recieve the recipes and at the end of class you will get to sample a taste of what he prepared.

If you have any questions regarding the above information, please free to respond to this e-mail.

Hope you can join us soon!

Jardin Kazaar
Kristin Hoefer
Black Market Gourmet
495 Central Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97520
Fax: 541.269.0195

Saturday, January 3, 2015

High Society

Hyon Fielding, who was one of our workshop leaders when the Watercolor Society of Oregon met in Bandon in 2013, is back in town, and is offering her very inspiring plein-aire techniques in a series of four workshops in Bandon on Tuesday January 6th, Wednesday January 7th, Tuesday January 13th, and Wednesday, January 14th.  The workshops will be held from noon to 4 pm , and you may take any workshop for $30 or all four for $100.  Hyon is a wonderful teacher and this is a very special opportunity to learn from a master!  

To see more of her work go to:  She can be reached by phone at 541-213-8818 or by email at :

Hyon Fielding

 one of Hyon's landscapes (she was one of the favorite plein-aire painters last year at the Coos Art Museum paint-out)

Hyon was commissioned to do this portrait of the famous Peruvian artist Evaristo.