Sunday, August 24, 2014

Adventure with class

QUICK OVERVIEW
Title:                            Product Sampler Class
What:                          art class – product sampler & fundraiser (see “Fee” below)
Dates:                          Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time:                           10:00 a.m. to noon
Age Range:                  teens and adults
Skill Level:                   all skill levels welcome
Media:                         variety
Where:                        Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Fee:                             $10 CAM Members* / $15 non-members*
                                    *FUNDRAISER: All class fees go to Coos Art Museum’s children’s art education scholarship fund.
For more info:             call (541) 267-3901 or email sldonaldson@coosart.org

IN MORE DETAIL
Designed for the artistically adventurous, Coos Art Museum’s “Product Sampler Class” on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon provides participants the opportunity to experiment with a variety of specialized art products under the knowledgeable guidance of Holly Rodenkirk from Art Connection. 

In this fast paced sampler class, participants will be working on paper, glass, fabric and plastic using various products from Art Connection such as multi-surface acrylic paint, alcohol inks, dimensional fabric paint, adhesives and stencils.  Each student will go home with a sampler book of techniques as reference and inspiration.  Great for anyone willing to experiment and try new things; no experience required. 

Fee: $10 CAM members / $15 non-members.  Art Connection is providing the instructor and materials for free.  All class fees go to Coos Art Museum’s children’s art education scholarship fund.  The fund is designed to provide access to art classes for children of families with financial challenges.

Important Notes: Wear old clothes or an apron.  Bring scissors, x-acto knife w/ new blade, and any favorite stencils.  Media: variety.  Skill level: all skill levels welcome.  Age Range: teens and adults.  6 participants min./12 participants max.  Register online at www.coosart.org or contact the Art Education Department at (541) 267-3901 or sldonaldson@coosart.org.



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


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Free At Last


Subject: One FREE ($195 value) space in John Hewitt Workshop

We are giving away ONE FREE spot in the upcoming John Hewitt Watercolor Workshop (8/23-8/25). Someone had signed up, but due to a last minute change of circumstances is unable to attend. He has *very* graciously donated his enrollment "to a deserving budding artist."

So here are the parameters:
1) reply to this email with your contact information,
2) tell us why you are a "deserving budding artist",
3) you have to be 18 years of age or older (sorry, the class is adults only) and
4) you must be available this Saturday, Sunday and Monday (8/23-8/25) from 10am to 4pm to participate in all three days of the workshop.

mailto:sldonaldson@coosart.org or dbeebe@coosart.org

Fare Wind

 
From: Kathleen Miller, R.P. [mailto:kkmiller@reedsportlaw.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:05 PM; Sunnie Hedden; The World; Umpqua Post
Subject: Press Release - Art Fair, Saturday, September 20, 2014
 
What:        Art Fair
When:       Saturday, September 20, 2014
Where:      Old Town Reedsport – Fir Avenue (Also known as Highway 38)
Who:         Coastal Douglas Arts & Business Alliance (CDABA)
Contact:     Kathleen Miller (271-2101)

Calling all Artists, Crafters, Authors, Photographers - Art Fair –September 20th – Old Downtown Reedsport.  Also seeking donations of Art.

The 2nd Annual Art Fair will be held in old downtown Reedsport, Oregon from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 20, 2014.  This event coincides with the local Battle of Bones cook off and contest and the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Mindpower Gallery.  Artists, crafters, authors, photographers, and others who have original or hand crafted items and who would like to participate in this Art Fair should contact Kathleen Miller at 271-2101 or kkmiller@reedsportlaw.com to sign up for one of the free limited spaces. 

Vendor Spaces - Plans are underway to make room for vendor spaces on the sidewalk all along the Highway 38 (between the Post Office and the Eagles/ORCA Gallery).  Everyone will be responsible for all their own needs, such as table and chairs, and will work directly with the public with regards to their art or products as this is an informal event and no fees or commissions will be imposed by CDABA.

Art Donations - CDABA is once again seeking donations of art – art pieces of all types are welcome---both new or secondary.  Artists and owners of art are encouraged to donate paintings, ceramics, wood crafts, and other mediums.  The proceeds of the sale will support CDABA and its programs.  People who wish to donate pieces of art should contact Kathleen Miller at 271-2101 or kkmiller@reedsportlaw.com.

This year’s Battle of the Bones cook off and contest will feature a variety of chefs who will be putting their best foot forward to make crowd please BBQ.  Tasting the BBQ is $10.  All proceeds go to local charities.

The Mindpower Gallery is celebrating its 25 years of business on Friday, September 19, 2014, with a special reception ad show featuring artwork by artists who have exhibited their work of the years, as well as a local artist challenge exhibit.  The celebration will continue on Saturday, September 20th as a part of this year’s Art Fair.

The Art Fair will be an open air event---rain or shine---no there is no fee to attend or exhibit.



Penultimate Call



Just a reminder that Coos Art Museum’s “Call to Photographers”  for our upcoming Photography
Exhibition in December has a deadline that is only a week and a half away. August 30th is the deadline to have
your submissions postmarked by in order to get a chance to be juried in.
You can go to www.coosart.org for an entry form and the guidelines to enter.
Or pick up the info at Coos Art Museum.

Looking forward to seeing your work!

Archi Davenport
Coos Art Museum
541 267-3901

Monday, August 18, 2014

Classy Photography


MONTH
2014
ISSUE
No. 3
CHECK OUT THE BOUNTY OF SUMMER & FALL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES!


THREE OFF SITES TO CHOOSE FROM!  GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, WILLAMETTE VALLEY WINE COUNTRY AND PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDENS!
DAVID COBB'S "GLACIER NATIONAL PARK" SEPTEMBER 18-23-$595-3 SPACES LEFT!

RAY PFORTNER'S "WILLAMETTE VALLEY WINE", OCTOBER 1-5, $475-A FEW SPACES LEFT!

CHARLES NEEDLE'S "PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDENS', OCTOBER 15-18, $975-A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

David Cobb Image
CLOSER TO HOME WE ARE OFFERING:
David Wells Image
 DAVID WELL'S "TOOLS OF TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY" SEPT 3-8 $895

 
ROBERT STAHL'S "LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY: SILENCE"  SEPT 12-14 $375
 
 
THATCHER COOK'S "POETIC STORYTELING" OCT 1-5 $795
 
CLICK TO REGISTER!                                                                    

DINAH SATTERHITE'S "HAND TINTED PHOTOS"
OCT 9-10 $255


KURT FISHBACK'S "ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY"
OCT 20-24 $795
 
  
Dinah Satterwhite Image


Pacific Northwest Art School

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Be Still

Greetings fellow artists...........something we haven't done yet ---a show of Still Lifes! ....Start painting!!!!! (or whatever wall art media you prefer)  Feel free to send this along to friends who might be interested.
The STILL LIFE Show
 
The Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center has just received a bequest of still life paintings by the late Thomas Farmer, and to celebrate we are inviting artists to submit their own still life paintings for the FALL SHOW which
will open SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12th and remain on display through December 31st along with Thomas Farmer's paintings.
 
All works must be at the hospital by 9 am on Wednesday, October 8th to be eligible for hanging.   Wall art in all media will be shown.  Works must be ready for hanging. If you have questions please email Victoria Tierney at canteringzebra@gmail.com or Susan Lehman at susan@susanlehmanartist.com



Commitment


South Coast Folk Society

Dear members and friends of South Coast Folk Society,

This is a call to action.

The South Coast Folk Society is a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society. Based in Massachusetts, the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) is an international, non-profit organization that offers support to its members and group affiliates. For the past 12+ years, our folk society has purchased low-cost insurance through CDSS for our contra dances! Over the years, CDSS has offered artistic, educational, and organizational support to members in various ways; through classes, camps, and conferences.

The Country Dance and Song Society was established in 1915. They’ll celebrate their 100th birthday next year! As part of their celebration, they plan to take their delivery of services a step further, by “taking it on the road.”

To accomplish this goal, has selected seven communities across the US and Canada where they will hold week-long community residencies. The community residency is a new model for strengthening communities.

These are the places where the Country Dance and Song Society will hold community residencies for their centennial celebration:
      Tucson, Arizona - April 25 to May 1, 2015
      Owen Sound, Ontario - April 28 to May 3, 2015
      Austin, Texas - June 23 to June 28, 2015
      Halifax, Nova Scotia - September 26 to October 3, 2015
      Coos Bay, Oregon - October 4 to October 10, 2015
      Morgantown, West Virginia - October 21 to October 25, 2015
      Lawrence, Kansas - November 17 to November 22, 2015

We applied for this opportunity and we were selected from applicants across the US and Canada. The Country Dance and Song Society hired staff (musicians, dance and song leaders) to come here during October 2015 to help us facilitate a week-long series of music, dance and song activities.

The purpose of the week-long series of activities is threefold: to build the skills of our musicians, dancers and singers; to strengthen the activities of our folk society; and to enjoy the party of a lifetime.

A tour planning committee was formed in November 2013. The committee consists of: Stacy Rose (chair), Jennifer Sordyl (outreach), Gail Elber (publicity), Lynn Danner (hospitality) and Karen Olsen (budget and fundraising). The tour committee has met regularly with Country Dance and Song Society staff since Dec 2013.

The committee recently finalized and unveiled the attached week-long schedule of activities for the centennial tour.

Now it’s time for SCFS members and friends to participate in this work!

1.     A speakers’ bureau is being developed – a cadre of ambassadors who are willing to visit with groups, churches, clubs, and organizations in the community to talk about the joy and life-changing experience that dancing, singing and playing music has brought about in their own life and in the lives of those in our community. If you are willing to participate on this speakers’ bureau, respond to southcoastfolksociety@gmail.com. We will equip you to be successful!

2.     Do you belong to a group, church, club or organization that would like to have a speaker? Respond to southcoastfolksociety@gmail.com.

3.     Read through the schedule of tour activities. Identify ONE activity on the week-long tour that you are willing to help coordinate. Respond to southcoastfolksociety@gmail.com and let us know which activity sounds most interesting to you. First come, first served! Many hands makes light work.

4.     We are collecting testimonials in response to the question “Why is this important to me?” Take a moment and answer that question, explaining why song, music and/or dance are your chosen activities and why are they important to you. What personal value does participating in these activities hold for you? We will rotate and feature these testimonials on our website/other publicity uses. Send a written testimonial (50 words) and include a picture to southcoastfolksociety@gmail.com

We’re very excited about the opportunity to partner with the Country Dance and Song Society! It’s going to be a wonderful year of planning. Come October 2015, we’re going to have a dance, music and song explosion on the south coast. 



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