Friday, September 22, 2017

End of the World Sale

Hi there,
Come by Saturday, September 23 for an End-of-Season, Clear-the-shelves sale. Pottery will be priced as low as 50% off. At these prices, you need to check your upcoming holiday lists (remember birthdays!) and plan to treat yourself!
Saturday, September 23, 10-4
1417 N. 14th St., Coos Bay
See you then!
All the best, Catherine

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Vets Motor Pool

Free Art Workshop
for Veterans!

Are you a local veteran and would like to try your hand at collage?
Come by the free Veteran’s Art Workshop and get creative!

Held on September 16th from 12-3 at the VFW, Bandon
Art experience is not necessary!
This workshop is free of charge and
all materials are provided!

Participants may wish to bring along a photocopy of their favorite photograph of a car, boat, motorcycle, or any other means of transportation; but we will have lots of materials to choose from.

Art made by participating veterans has the opportunity to be included in theOctober Quarterly Art Show at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, beginning October 4th.
Our theme for that show is:
Trains, Planes, Boats and Automobiles: All Modes of Transportation”
These can be real or imaginary—past, present, or futuristic.

This collage workshop is facilitated by local artists Janice Horne and Susan Lehman.
Questions or for more information: 541-329-1040

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Grant Info

Coos County Cultural Coalition Grant Information Sessions
Members of the Coos County Coalition will hold three informational sessions throughout the county in September.  The sessions will provide grant seekers with information on how to apply, deadlines, and other requirements.  The sessions will be September 19 at noon in the Cedar Room, Coos Bay Public Library; September 20 at 5:30pm, Coquille Community Center Small Meeting Room; September 21st at 5:30pm, Band Public Library Meeting Room.
The Coos County Cultural Coalition is organized for the purpose of preserving, protecting and developing the arts, heritage and humanities in Coos County through periodic distribution of grant monies to qualified applicants with funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust and other such funds that the Coalition may obtain. For more information

Friday, September 1, 2017

Transportation Hub

Illustrated World

Title:                            Looking Closely at the Natural World-An Introduction to Scientific Illustration
What:                          2-day workshop
Date(s):                       Saturday/Sunday, September 30 & October 1, 2017
Time:                           10am - 5pm
Age Range:                  teens and adults
Skill Level:                   all skill levels
Media:                         Mixed media
Where:                        Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Fee:                             $225 CAM members / $250 non-members
Registration Ends:       September 18, 2017
For more info:             call (541) 267-3901 or email

Join Guild of Natural Science Illustrator, Marly Beyer at the Coos Art Museum on Saturday and Sunday, September 30 & October 1, 10am to 5pm for Looking Closely at the Natural World-An Introduction to Scientific Illustration. This 2-day workshop will provide an introduction to traditional scientific illustration techniques. Students will learn how to accurately represent botanical and zoological specimens using graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor. Class time will cover the history and importance of scientific illustration, methods of collecting references, demonstrations of different media, and how to compose a final illustration. Students will have the opportunity to work in the field and gather their own reference material and will come away with an improved understanding of how to carefully render detailed natural specimens.

Important notes: Materials required for class are as follows: Graphite pencils (H, 2B, 4B), watercolors and small watercolor brushes (00-4), and watercolor paper (hot press).

The fee for the 2-day workshop is $225 for CAM members, $250 for non-members.  6 participants min./16 participants max.  Registration ends September 18, 2017.  For online registration visit or contact the Art Education Dept. at (541) 267-3901 or

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Collage Conflagration

The 19th International Collage Exhibition/Exchange is online, on the Virtual Tart site
With (so far ... there are more coming) 76 artists from around the world. 
Well worth a look.
The selling exhibition is also showing in the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford, if you're on this side of the planet.

And if you happen to be in New Zealand, close to Morrinsville (in Hobbit territory ) Paul Hutchinson and I have got an exhibition Agenbite of Inwit at the Wallace Gallery, opening Saturday 2nd September, 11am - 1pm.   You're most welcome.

And if you're near Taranaki, on Friday 8th September at the Molloy Gallery in Tataraimaka, MOVE opening, from 6 - 9 pm.

Life is good, yes?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017