Friday, April 30, 2010

Ava Richey's News

Art Information follows this announcement.

Hi Everyone,

This coming Monday, May 3rd we will be painting at Theatre 101 in Port Orford.
Noon - 3 pm. Lani will be our model so we will be painting unclothed figurative this time. Theatre 101 is located at 1320 Oregon Street (Hwy 101) in the Seaside Plaza, Port Orford.

Thanks to Georganne White for coordinating the PO paintouts. It's is wonderful to be able to paint from models once a month.
Hope to see you there....the fee for model and place is $65 so the more artists participating, the less it costs each of us.

I had the opportunity to visit these Eugene galleries this week and recommend them all: The Living Rivers Show at Jacobs Gallery --includes Elaine Roemen work, the Print Show at DIVA-- co-produced by Clare Fox, and the Nelson Sandgren prints and monotypes at Karin Clarke Gallery. Definitely worth the trip.

Thanks. Happy creating.
Ava
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Art Information:

Calls to Artists:
Deadline to deliver art May 7-10th during store hours.
Easy Lane Frames & Select Art
3440 Broadway Ave, North Bend, OR 541-756-7638
Theme: "One of My Favorites" 16"x20" maximum size
artists welcome to enter--no entry fee. Show runs through July 5.
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May 1, 2010 application deadline
Brookings Harbor Festival of the Arts --Artists Wanted
http://www.artfestcoast.com or email artfestival@nwtec.com or call 541-469-7120
Event is Saturday, August 7th & Sunday, August 8th
Participating artists will be selected by a jury and given the opportunity to fill a 10' x 10' space for a fee. Artist demonstrations during the festival are encouraged. Space is limited.
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Saturday, May 15, 2010
Submission deadline for 17th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit
Coos Art Museum. http://www.coosart.org or 541-267-3901
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Deadline May 24-May 30th
2nd Street Gallery
Second annual "Miniature & Small Works Exhibition"
June 1 - July 25, 2010
Drop off up to 3 works May 24th--May 30th 1:00 - 5:00 p.m off at 2nd Street Gallery.
Miniature--no bigger than 8" in any direction, excluding frame. Small works--no bigger than 14" in any direction, excluding frame.
For more information and entry forms please go to gallery, or call 541-347-4133, or e-mail info@2ndstreetgallery.com
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June 4, 2010 submission deadline
4th Annual Hundred Valleys Show at
Umpqua Valley Arts Association
1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
No Theme http://www.uvarts.com click on artist opportunities
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June 4, 2010 submission deadline
1st Annual Best Photo 2010 juried show
Umpqua Valley Arts Association
1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
http://www.uvarts.com click on artist opportunities, scroll down
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June 4, 2010 postmark submission deadline
West Coast Wings
Works representing birds of the West Coast
SAGE Gallery is pleased to announce a Call to Artists for
our August juried show.
The prospectus will be uploaded to our website
www.sagegallerybandon.com by the end of this
week. We invite artists from Oregon, California and
Washington working in all media, except video,
to submit . The
prospectus can also be mailed to those
who send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to SAGE Gallery,
PO Box 489, Bandon, OR 97411.
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workshops:
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Coos Art Museum
Solar Plate Etching
Instructors Pat Snyder & Mike Holm
$60 for CAM members, $80 for non-members
541-267-3901
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Sumi-E Workshop, registration open now
Artist Loft Gallery presents Darlene Diehl, instrctor for this Japanese Ink Painting class
Saturday, June 19, 2010 $67 for BAAA members, $72 for non-members. Call Carol Young 541-260-4573. To see Darlene Diehl's work go to http://gigharboropenstudiotour.org
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Friday, April 29, 2010 6- 8:00 p.m.
C'est Vert on the Pedway, Old Town Bandon
(Next door to Bandon Artist Supply)
Vicki Affatati Art/Bring Jack Back Mural Restoration benefit
Free food and music
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Friday, April 30, 2010 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Umpqua Valley Arts Association
1624 W. Harvard Avenue, Roseburg, OR 97471
Opening reception for "12 Cubed--A Small Works Exhibit"
http://www.uvarts.com 541-672-2532
**Congratulations to one of our Monday Plein Air painters, Mike Ousley, who has 2 paintings accepted into this show!
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Saturday, May 8, 2010 11 a.m.
Eden Hall on the SOCC Campus
Bay Area Artists Association monthly meeting.
Trish Neal will be presenting information on setting up your art business and things to consider. Public welcome.
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G.A.L.A Art Walk, 2nd Saturday each month
May 8, 2010 3-5 p.m.
Florence Events Center, 715 Quince Street, Florence
free bus ride to the galleries at 3 p.m.
http://www.florenceartists.com
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Saturday, May 8, 2010 4 - 7 p.m.
Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk
Downtown Brookings.
If you miss this month's Art Walk, you may read the report, with photos, at www.wildriverscoastart.com
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Sunday, May 9, 2010 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Shore Acres, near Charleston, OR on Cape Arago Hwy.
Annual Mother's Day Plein Air Paintout in the Shore Acres Gardens.
It's a popular destination on Mother's Day.
Free parking for Artists in the parking lot behind the Maintenance Buildings...use Maintenance Entrance. No selling in the park itself.
Questions, please call Charles of Charleston 541-888-6971
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from Angela at Art 101
The Washed Ashore filming schedule changed the dates so everyone has more time to make great art!
Take a look at our ever evolving website and come an join us each Tuesday evening 6 - 9 pm for free workshop, good music and snacks.
http://www.WashedAshoreArt.org
This project needs volunteers to do a variety of tasks to help get these sculptures done and 'on the road'. If you can help, please contact Angela, or just show up at Art 101 on Tuesday evenings 6-9 p.m., 7 miles south of Bandon, purple building, purple yurt. 541-347- 9123, or 541- 347- 2859 for more information.
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July 21-23: Wild Botanicals:
Watercolor, Drawing & Design Techniques
July 24: Wild Yoga/Wild Art
Andie Thrams, instructor
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
Cascade Head, Oregon
www.sitkacenter.com
Summer flora in this stunning wild coastal forest is our
inspiration for delving into diverse techniques and creative
experiments. Held at Andie's favorite art center in all the world!
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Umpqua Valley Arts Association

presents

the 4th Annual

HUNDRED VALLEYS

Northwest Juried Art Show and Competition

Prospectus


August 27 – October 29, 2010

Umpqua Valley Arts Association

1624 W Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471


Juror: Kerri Rosenstein

M.F.A., Drawing and Painting, University of Montana

B.A., Psychology, Gettysburg College


Cash Awards:

J. Lynn Peterson Award-1st place $500

2nd Place $300

3rd Place $200

(Cash Awards Generously Sponsored by Phil and Debbie Bates - Art Beats)


Submission Deadline: June 4, 2010

NO THEME!

TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS CLICK HERE

To view more about Kerri Rosenstein's career and work go here www.kerrirosenstein.blogspot.com

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Last Call

If you have been dragging your feet, wringing your hands or staring off into space, you're almost out of time to enter this year's Maritime show. The Show, the seventeenth of its line begins at the Coos Art Museum July 17, 2010. And just in case you haven't gotten your entry ready, the notice and the application form are posted just below this very post. Isn't that special?

Entry Form


Submission deadline: postmarked by Saturday, May 15, 2010


July 17 –September 18, 2010

Fill out the following and return with submissions. Include a check or money order made out to Coos Art Museum in the amount of $35.00 for up to 3 submissions. Send submissions, completed form and entry fee to: Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420. ATTN: Maritime

Artist’s Name:

Address:

City, State, Zip:

Email:

Telephone #:


ENTRY #: ____(Leave blank! Coos Art Museum to assign the Entry #)
Title of Work:______Medium: Size (including frame):

Accepted___________Rejected_______________



ENTRY #:____(Leave blank! Coos Art Museum to assign the Entry #)
Title of Work:________Medium Size (including frame):

Accepted___________Rejected_______________



ENTRY #:____(Leave blank! Coos Art Museum to assign the Entry #)
Title of Work:______Medium: Size (including frame):

Accepted___________Rejected_______________

17th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition

July 17 - Saturday, September 18, 2010
Submission deadline: postmarked by Saturday, May 15, 2010

Background:
Coos Art Museum continues its tradition of hosting an annual Maritime Art Exhibition on the scenic southern Oregon Coast. Coinciding with the opening of this annual maritime art exhibit is the Plein-Air/Paint out event for maritime painters. A day of painting outdoors on the Coos Bay; the city docks, shipyards, boat basins, sandy beaches, rocky coves, rugged shorelines, dramatic cliffs, lush rain forests and cultured gardens that are all within 10 miles of the Coos Art Museum. The 17th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition is officially recognized and co-sponsored by the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA).

Featured Artist: Jon Olson is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and a regular participant in the Annual Maritime Art Exhibitions at the Coos Art Museum. A resident of Seal Beach California, Jon focuses on maritime-historical subjects of the West Coast and the Great lakes where he was raised. A former Professor of Anthropology and the grandson of a ship builder Jon is able to infuse his works with true historical accuracy yet he is also able to produce plein air works in a free impressionistic manner. Additionally, Jon is recognized as an accomplished maritime miniaturist. He has been accepted numerous times into the Mystic Seaport International Maritime Exhibit and received a first place in oils and acrylics in the 2005 International show of the Washington, D.C. Society of Miniature Artists, Sculptors and Gravers.

Juror: Austin Dwyer is a Signature Member of ASMA and a life member and past president of Puget Sound Group of North West Painters. A resident of Mukilteo, Austin was born in County Tipperary, Ireland and is noted both for his musical ability and artistic talent. He studied and later taught at the highly respected Burnley School of Professional Art. Following a successful career in advertising and illustration he turned his hand to fine art. Austin’s painting The Whalers won best of show at last year’s Annual Maritime Art Exhibition.

Juror: Kim Shaklee, a native of Denver, Colorado is a skilled wildlife and marine sculptor noted for her ability to transform static metal into fluid motion and to capture the essence of a live animal. Her works are found in collections around the world, including the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., the Oklahoma City Zoological Gardens in Oklahoma City and Benson Park Sculpture Garden in Loveland, Colorado. She is a member of Allied Artist of America and American Academy of Women Artists and a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League and ASMA

Juror: June Carey is known for her serene images of California’s wine country, coastlines and historic missions. In 1996, following a trip down the back roads of California she painted her first vineyard scene. June is a Signature Member of the California Art Club and a Fellow in ASMA. In 2003 June was invited to participate in the highly prestigious Masters of the American West Invitational show at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, California. A resident of California she also maintains a house in the Tuscan countryside.

Eligibility:
• Open to all members of American Society of Marine Artists, International Society of Marine Painters and artists who create marine related two-dimensional original paintings in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolors or sculptures.
• If you are submitting a work that is part of a series, the submitted piece MUST be unique and distinguishable from any of your other works of art.
• Works that have previously been exhibited at Coos Art Museum are NOT eligible.
• Submissions are to be 'recent works', ones that have been created within the past five (5) years (created in 2004 or newer).
• Prints (photo serigraphs, digital or giclĂ©e) and photography are not eligible.
• Works that are accepted must be the same as the digital images or slides entered.
• Paintings framed size limitation of five (5) feet in any one direction and a weight limitation of 20 lbs.
• Sculpture weight limitation of 25 lbs.

Submissions
Artist may submit a total of up to three (3) entries with a single, non-refundable entry fee of $35. Submissions can be either slides or digital files.

Slides must be 2" by 2" mounted, each marked with the artist's name and title of the work.
• Please denote the top of the work on the slide and submit in a plastic jacket.
• No glass-mounted slides will be accepted.

• Digital files must be in jpg format minimum of 300 dpi at approximately 8” x 10” all on one CD-ROM. All CDs must be labeled, on the outside, with the artist's name, title of the work, medium, date completed, and size of the painting(s). Name the electronic files as follows;
A_title of work.jpg
B_title of work.jpg
Abbreviate as needed on the electronic file name, but be sure the entry form has complete information.
• NO SLIDE SHOWS, FLASH FILES, THUMBNAILS etc.
• NO SUBMISSIONS VIA EMAIL WILL BE ALLOWED
If you are submitting a work that is part of a series, the submitted piece MUST be unique and distinguishable from any of your other works of art. Works that have previously been exhibited at Coos Art Museum are not eligible.
DO NOT SUBMIT SLIDE SHOWS, FLASH FILES, THUMBNAILS etc.
• NO SUBMISSIONS VIA EMAIL ALLOWED!

Submission Deadline
Submissions deadline is a postmark of May 15, 2010, received no later than May 21, 2010. Include a check or money order for $35 for up to 3 entries, made out to the Coos Art Museum (non-refundable entry fee) with the submissions and completed entry form. Send to: Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420. ATTN: Maritime. Include with your entry a resume and a self-addressed, 6x9 stamped envelope (SASE) for submission returns, acceptance letter and shipping info / rejection letter information.
Notice of acceptance/rejection will be sent via US MAIL by May 28, 2010.

General Specifications for Accepted Works of Art
Detailed information regarding artwork specifications will be sent with acceptance notifications. However, all accepted painted works must be framed and ready for hanging prior to arrival, and be no more than five (5) feet in any one direction, including the frame, nor weigh more than 20 lbs. All accepted sculptures, must be no more than five (5) feet in any one direction nor weigh more than 25 lbs. All accepted works will be insured by the Museum from time of arrival until departure.

SALES
Works in the exhibition may be available for sale. Artist agrees to donate 30% of any sale to Coos Art Museum. Artist is to be paid three weeks from end of show. Please price your works with this in mind. Your entry confirms all terms of this agreement.

Shipping of Accepted Works of Art
Detailed information regarding shipping will be sent with acceptance notifications. However, each accepted artist is responsible for the cost of transporting artwork to and from the Coos Art Museum. A $20 handling fee will be charged by the Museum for artwork that is shipped to the Museum without prepaid arrangements or prepaid shipping label in addition to shipping charges. The handling fee covers the time and effort to uncrate, inventory, tag, re-crate works of art and to work with couriers and shipping companies.

Judging and Awards:
Panel of 3 maritime artists will jury the submissions. 4 awards will be given out at the opening reception followed by the Plein Air Paint out event and dinner on Saturday, July 17, 2010.

• Best of Show - selected by Buck Braden, ASMA member and Featured Artist.
• Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Award - selected by Port Official.
• Coos Art Museum Board of Directors Choice - selected by the CAM Board of Directors.
• People's Choice Award - selected by a vote of museum attendees.

Important Dates:
• May 15, 2010 - Deadline for submissions sent to Coos Art Museum.
• May 28, 2010 - Notification of acceptance/rejection and return of non-selected submissions.
• June 19, 2010 - Deadline for registration for Plein-Air Paint Out and Dinner.
• July 10, 2010 - Deadline for receiving accepted artwork.
• July 17, 2010 - Plein Air Paint Out, art auction, dinner and awards.
• September 19, 2010 - Hand retrieval of artwork from 10 - 2 pm.
• September 21 - 24, 2010 - Artwork returned via couriers.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Grayscale

Working to improve your skills is a daily chore for an artist. You can sketch, experiment with color, go wildly abstract, take classes or make prints and all of these things work, because there’s just no such thing as bad practice.

My favorite writing coach says, “Writers write.” It works for painters, printers, potters, carvers and all of the like, by doing you improve your ability to see and then translate that sight into something on the canvas, or the wheel or the page.

But often we find one technique which works and we stay with it never trying anything new. This will make you a master at that technique but it won’t help you develop new skills. Hey, doing what you’ve always done is comfortable and safe and there’s nothing wrong with safe and comfortable.

But art is about getting outside your comfort zone.

So why not try some grayscale practice? What? Grayscale, it’s what newspapers do to make photographs ready for the press and it is something every artists should try, if only to discover that it isn’t for you.

So how do you practice grayscale? You did download Faststone Image Viewer like I told you? If so grayscale is only a few clicks away. Take any picture, one of your own, something you’ve downloaded from the Net or something you’ve scanned in from a book or magazine, run it through Faststone and use the Edit command to find the Grayscale converter. One click and you have that image in grayscale. Now all you have to do is use your best skills to copy it.

Now why would I want to waste time doing something as silly as that when I could be creating a new work? Because working in a monotone, any monotone will teach you things about light and shadow that you would never see in color. And its demanding, you use color to get separation and give depth to your composition, but if suddenly there is no color how do you do the same thing? Maybe you should try it?

The eye is a wonderful and complex thing, it can see close up and across the vast reaches of space and still read those tiny instructions on a bottle of pain reliever, it can do all of that, but it is a lazy thing. It only does so much as the user asks it to do. Making it see in a different way trains the eye to explore space in a new way.

We have been trained by popular magazines to accept the wide angle camera lens as normal, editors love the bold look of a wide angle lens and the fact that everything from the tip of your nose to the horizon is in focus doesn’t hurt either. But what if you see specifically, the drops of dew on a leaf, an insect sunning before it takes flight or a pattern of shade and sunlight across and empty beach? Can you capture that image without being able to see the shadows and empty spaces? Maybe a day of grayscale painting will make all of the available darkness speak to you.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Expressions West

You get that letter, you know the one, the one that says you have been accepted into the show. You scream, you do the happy dance, scare the cat and run into the other room waving the letter and grinning like an idiot and say, "I did it!" And your partner/spouse/significant other looks up from the television and say, "What?" And what do you say then? That's the problem with actually getting in to a show, you feel great, you have a chance to win awards, you can force your live-in to slave like crazy, but what have you actually done and why?

It's the why that drives artists crazy. But not the lucky few who were juried into the Expressions West show at the Coos Art Museum. The juror, Kevin Kadar, took the artists and the general public on a walk through critic of the show.



And his audience listened!



And they paid attention.



Even the museum director took a moment to study the art and listen while Kevin explained the elements which guided his decisions.



People joined the walk through in progress...



There was no pushing or shoving to get close to the guru, just patient calm and deep concentration.



And through it all, Kevin answered every question, no matter if it was the artist asking about their work or the public trying to grasp the complexities of art competition.



The Big Boss listened and followed



Until finally the last gallery brought things to a close.



But of course Kurt Hitch had to have the last word.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE

In the words of one of the television commentators, “earn more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off.”

Truth be told I’ve never been good at the first one. I’ve tried, I really have and blood sweat and tears just won’t add a penny to your pay check. There are those who seem to know from birth how to make the old eagle scream at will and I personally hate them, but they probably don’t care cause of all of their money. Spend less, well honestly, I’ve never been any good at this one either. I don’t try. Oh I should say that I’ve learned over the years how to wring blood from a stone or pinch a penny so hard Abe Lincoln is clean shaven when I’m through, but ole Honest Abe has nothing to fear from me. And its not because of fast cars, expensive liquor or cheap women, no it’s art supplies. I always need more and have less and run out and there’s just no end. I thought I had a deal going, but it turns out my latest project came in at a size frame makers just don’t understand. Why I ask you? Surely there are hundreds, okay maybe dozens who need a frame in 17 x 23 and why aren’t the frame makers leaping into the frame, so to speak?

That just leaves, “avoid getting ripped off.” That I can do and I am going to help you. There are always bargains on the NET. You can get anything from frog legs to tear-away coveralls and lots more, but how do you know what you are getting and if the price advertised is the one you’ll pay and do you really want to post your credit card number out there?!

There is one way, talk to some one who’s done a lot of both, getting ripped off and getting what they paid for and I happen to know just the person, that’s right the ole trawler himself.

There comes a time in every artist’s life when you have to break down and buy a piece of software. Yes, take slow even breaths and put a cold wash-cloth on the back of your neck, we’re going to talk about computers.

The computer can be your best pal or your worst enemy and more than half of the reason is software. That’s the stuff that makes the computer do the amazing things it does. Of course it is written by chimpanzees and translated into Mandarin, then Hebrew, Greek and Icelandic before it is translated back into English and you wonder why you can’t make the instructions work.

But you still have to try and when you get a piece which works like the box said it would, Holy Pixels Batman, it’s amazing. And if you get it at half of the price isn’t that the topping on the cake?

http://www.buycheapsoftware.com/

These guys are the real deal. I’ve used them for years now and have always gotten exactly what they said I would. I buy my anti-virus software there and save half over what Norton charges even with their returning users’ discount.

So the next time you need software, take a look. Adobe’s Lightroom is eighty dollars cheaper than it is on Amazon. Now that buys a lot of frames.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bandon Art News by Ava Richey

Art information follows this announcement.

Hello Everyone,

We will meet to paint this coming Monday, April 26th at Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse from 12 - 3 p.m. If the weather is nice enough to paint outside we can go over to the water by the boat basin if you like.

Brewed Awakenings is on the corner of Elmira & Hwy 101 across the street from the Shell gas station in Bandon.

Hope to see you there. My phone is 541-347-4643 or 541-297-6118.
Thanks.
Ava
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Art Information:

For Sale: Art Studio (or any room) Cabinet paid $350, asking $125, OBO.
Painted pine--It measures 37" wide and 73" tall. It is 12" deep on the cabinet section at the bottom; 8 1/2" deep on the upper shelves section. The bottom section is 37"tall. The two sections are connected. It is old and obviously handbuilt. Contact Susan Lehman 541-347-9888 or studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Friday, April 23, 2010 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
Opening reception for Expressions West Show, the Charles Tatum Retrospective, and the work of juror Kevin Kadar.
Congratulations to all the artists accepted into the show!
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Saturday, April 24, 2010 2 p.m.
The Hand-Pulled Print
Lithographs, Monotypes and Woodblocks by Nelson Sandgren (1917-2006)
Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette, Eugene/open Tu-Sat 10-5:30.
Reception and Talk by Erik Sandgren
show runs April 13- May 22, 2010
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Friday, April 30, 2010 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Umpqua Valley Arts Association
1624 W. Harvard Avenue, Roseburg, OR 97471
Opening reception for "12 Cubed--A Small Works Exhibit"
http://www.uvarts.com 541-672-2532
**Congratulations to one of our Monday Plein Air painters, Mike Ousley, who has 2 paintings accepted into this show!
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The following is a link to the website of the Gold Rush Center in Gold Beach. There is a list of the exhibiting artists (Susan Lehman, Audi Stanton, Todd Steele among them). Click on the artist's name at the left margin for information about each. http://www.goldrushcenter.com
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Calls to Artists:

May 1, 2010 application deadline
Brookings Harbor Festival of the Arts --Artists Wanted
http://www.artfestcoast.com or email artfestival@nwtec.com or call 541-469-7120
Event is Saturday, August 7th & Sunday, August 8th
Participating artists will be selected by a jury and given the opportunity to fill a 10' x 10' space for a fee. Artist demonstrations during the festival are encouraged. Space is limited.
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Sunday & Monday, May 9th & 10th---CHANGE--extension of deadline : Show opening will be May 15th.
ART 101, Bandon, Oregon Juried show :
The Ocean's Edge - where the land meets the sea
What: A juried educational exhibit
When: May 15 - June 27, 2010
Where: ART 101, Bandon, Oregon.
Who: Professional and student work will be considered.
Media accepted: painting, drawing, weaving, assemblage, printmaking and collage.
Submit work asap via email photos to: ahpozzi@seathingsart.com
Show opens: May 15, 2010. Work must be for sale. 50% commission. 541-347- 9123, or 541- 347- 2859 for more information.
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Saturday, May 15, 2010
Submission deadline for 17th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit
Coos Art Museum. http://www.coosart.org or 541-267-3901
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Deadline May 24-May 30th
2nd Street Gallery
Second annual "Miniature & Small Works Exhibition"
June 1 - July 25, 2010
Drop off up to 3 works May 24th--May 30th 1:00 - 5:00 p.m off at 2nd Street Gallery.
Miniature--no bigger than 8" in any direction, excluding frame. Small works--no bigger than 14" in any direction, excluding frame.
For more information and entry forms please go to gallery, or call 541-347-4133, or e-mail info@2ndstreetgallery.com
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June 4, 2010 submission deadline
4th Annual Hundred Valleys Show at
Umpqua Valley Arts Association
1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
No Theme http://www.uvarts.com click on artist opportunities
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June 4, 2010 submission deadline
1st Annual Best Photo 2010 juried show
Umpqua Valley Arts Association
1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
http://www.uvarts.com click on artist opportunities, scroll down
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June 4, 2010 postmark submission deadline
West Coast Wings
Works representing birds of the West Coast
SAGE Gallery is pleased to announce a Call to Artists for
our August juried show.
The prospectus will be uploaded to our website
www.sagegallerybandon.com by the end of this
week. We invite artists from Oregon, California and
Washington working in all media, except video,
to submit . The
prospectus can also be mailed to those
who send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to SAGE Gallery,
PO Box 489, Bandon, OR 97411.
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from Angela at Art 101
The Washed Ashore filming schedule changed the dates so everyone has more time to make great art!
Take a look at our ever evolving website and come an join us each Tuesday evening 6 - 9 pm for free workshop, good music and snacks.
http://www.WashedAshoreArt.org
This project needs volunteers to do a variety of tasks to help get these sculptures done and 'on the road'. If you can help, please contact Angela, or just show up at Art 101 on Tuesday evenings 6-9 p.m., 7 miles south of Bandon, purple building, purple yurt. 541-347- 9123, or 541- 347- 2859 for more information.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

That perfect show has arrived and the prospectus is easy to understand, it wants what you do; there’s just one obstacle to overcome…making a submission disc.

Why are so many artists completely baffled by making a computer disc? Every time you pick up a brush you are doing something so much more complex and difficult. A single stroke requires more practice than making a dozen computer discs, but this simple task seems to frighten folks who would calmly paint a street scene with a clutch of citizens, a dozen cars, two birds, storefronts and a bike. How can that be?

It is true. Just today I had to talented artists say “no way” when told they’d have to have a disc made for submission. Is it the photography or the computer? The jury is out; half of the intimidated say computer, the other half firmly believes it’s the photography.

First things first which is the way they should go because if you did second things first you’d get very confused and this is all about not making the process confusing.

Photography.

You can just pay a photographer to take the pictures and let him worry about loading it on a disc, but for an artist that’s money which will not be spent on creating art, which is kind of a shame so why not take the pictures yourself? No camera? You’re kidding, everyone has a camera and most of them are perfectly capable of taking a static piece of art. You have an easel, I know you do, you couldn’t paint a canvas without one, so get it out. Put the painting on the easel and find two similar portable lights. No they do not have to be precision, filtered, diffused, bounced graphic lights, two of almost any sort will do. They should have the same size bulb and be the same sort of lamp. Now set them one hundred and eighty degrees apart and start moving them around until you get nice, even light on the picture. It’s easier than it sounds. Now grab the camera and take the picture. Once you have a picture you can move on to the next painting until you have all of your entries in the camera. Now download them to the computer, just like you do when it’s the cat and take a look. If you need to reshoot one or two do it. Once you are satisfied, you can burn your disc.

“No I Can’t!”

Computer

It’s not a four letter word, but it should be. Yes you can burn a disc, you can and Windows has made it almost fool proof. Open the folder where the pictures lurk and click on the ones you want. Then take a look at the menu on the left and select the Copy All Items To CD command. Put in a new CD, close the drawer and in less than a minute you have a clean, fresh submission disc. And you said you couldn’t do it.

Okay, if you are a sculpture or a potter move the lights to the center and slant their beams across the art so that you get cross lighting. You’ll know what that means the minute you see it. It creates deep shadows which fill the contours of your piece and make it look three dimensional even in a two dimensional media.

And remember if you need to adjust the photographs, Faststone Image Viewer is your friend. You did keep the link, right? Okay, one more time, this is the link www.faststone.org/FSViewerDownload.htm
and I expect you to use it.

Now go and make those discs and don’t ever let me hear you say “I’ll just have to pass that show, I can’t make a disc.”

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

OPTICAL ILLUSION

Artists spend all of their energy creating. There comes a moment when the vision pops into your head and it is so clear and so perfect it just has to come out. So away to the studio and up to the easel and out with the paint or pastel or clay and with pain and fear and work you wring the perfect piece out of your head and into real life. And that is where the story ends. Unless there is a buyer or a show or a charity in need of art, this perfect piece shuffles off to the closet and lives happily ever after in the dark.

Now is that any way to treat your creation?

Doesn’t something so lovingly wrought deserve a chance to become a public spectacle?

Why is it we work so hard and settle for so little, every piece we create is special? If it wasn’t we wouldn’t have forced it out through years and years of solid ivory. Why do we let it spend its best years in a closet?

It is because of an optical illusion. We pour over the latest Call To Artists, searching for the exact meaning hidden in the prospectus, because if we can just understand that we can give “the judges what they want.” And that is how you get into the winners circle isn’t it?

But what if we spent just as much time trying to expand the definition of the Call by allowing our creativity to see every work as a perfect match, “Birds”, you say, “I have the perfect thing, just let me tilt it the right way” or, “fish, I have one right here, it looks sort of like a bird, but then that’s art.”

Flowers, pots, cats, rats and puppy dog tails all fit if you view the prospectus the right way. No, I wouldn’t go so far as to enter a steam locomotive in a maritime show, but I would look at it again. That’s the trick, look at all of your work, again and again. One of these times you’ll see something that wasn’t there before and maybe it’s a perfect fit for the show, the Rat’s Nest gallery is holding, maybe not. But if it is still in the closet it will never get a second look. (Gee, maybe that’s when a portfolio disc would be real handy? But I shouldn’t harp on past articles.)

So before you tuck the latest canvas into the back of the closet or the bottom of the cellar take another look. Does it look just like the iris you painted last March or can you see something else in the leaves? If you see a likeness of a saint then you can open a shrine and if it’s just an iris which looks a lot like a diving cormorant, might just be that bird you were looking for.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

RED ALERT

Red Alert! On Star Trek that was the warning for deep trouble, really deep trouble. You see Captain James T. Kirk usually blundered into some devilish trap set by the Klingons, Romulans, Rastafarians or the Scientologists after ignoring all of the warnings from Spock and after the ship took a devastating hit, he’d scream, “Get us out of here, Sulu!”

Artists are a great deal like Captain Kirk, they wait for the enemy to fire the first shot before they spring into action. Take juried shows for example, an artist likes to know about the show eight weeks in advance so that they can create a new work, send it out for framing, have a display photograph taken and pack it up for shipping, just in case they get juried in.

Now I am all for creativity, attention to detail and careful packing, but eight weeks? Hannibal got all those elephants over the Alps in less time. Isn’t that a lot like Kirk waiting to get shot before declaring a Red Alert?

Part of developing your craft is working all of the time. It takes a lot of practice to get the skills necessary to make it past a jury and to stay sharp you have to work, work, work. But what becomes of all of that work. Does it get stored in a closet, hung on the walls or painted over? Some artists, like Monte Rogers are so skilled that they can market their sketches and make good use of all of that honing, but for most of us, the work just lurks about desperately waiting for a chance to be displayed.

True, you could buy a very large warehouse with a fourteen hundred square foot house attached and have all of the storage space you need, except in this market they are hard to find.

So what about treating your work like a living resume? When you look for a job you send out hundreds of resumes, right? Why not think of shows as a prospective employer? You want to get the nice prize, but if the work sells, isn’t that better? And for the work to sell you have to look at it in a whole new light. Instead of rushing to create a new work everytime a show comes up why not send out one of your veterans? It is your best work? Then why leave it languishing when it could be out there working its little heart out.

And don’t discard the prospectus just because it says flowers only when you have been painting fish for the last six years. Look at your work and see where it could fit. After all, there are some artists who are so good if you absolutely had to compete with them in their stadium, it would be best to take a loss and study up for the next game. If you look at your work again and see where it fits and not where it doesn’t you may have a piece which is just right for that flowers only show. And best of all it is done and framed and all you have to do is pack it up.

So the next time you are checking the listings at Juried Art Exhibitions.com and the closing date is three days away, don’t move on in disgust, read the prospectus and see if one of your vets can’t serve, they’re wanting to do it, they’re waiting to do it, they’re willing to do it, so give them a chance.

And you can save the red alerts for Kirk…

Monday, April 19, 2010

"Atlanta Watercolor Exhibit"

Call for entries (Posted: 2/12/10) -- The Art School in Sandy Springs announces a call to artists for an exhibit June 3-25, 2010 at The Gallery at Paper Mill Village, 255 Village Pkwy, Ste 320, Marietta, Georgia. Merit Awards will be given. Juror: Marie Matthews. This exhibition is open to watercolor artists throughout the US. $25 for up to three (3) entries. Deadline: April 30, 2010. Download prospectus . (PDF format). Questions? Contact Donna Thomas at dthomas555@aol.com or 678-755-1079

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Maggie Karl 90th Birthday Celebration

If you weren't at the Coos Art Museum yesterday you missed an opportunity to celebrate with Maggie Karl, the first director of the museum and guiding spirit behind much of the museum's development.



The museum was deck out with the art of the guest of honor and all of her friends and fans showed up.



Steven Broocks met the happy crowd and Archi Davenport made sure everyone got into the swing of things.



Maggie's Granddaughter represented the next generation with a smile.



The Board made an appearance.



Carla manned the front desk and took time for a quick word with the center of attention.



Steven and Emily Ashworth made the speeches..



And Ms Karl made each person feel as though it was their special day. seems art not only keeps you alive it keeps you young and full of joy.



Photos by: C Miranda

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Art Information From Bandon by Ava Richey

Hi Everyone,

We will be painting at Joni Fox's house overlooking where the Coos River runs out into the Pacific. She has wonderful glass enclosed rooms to protect us from the weather and still give wonderful views to paint.

Her address is 63836 Fossil Point Rd, between Charleston and Empire, just off Cape Arago Highway. Turn west onto Fossil Point Rd and it's the first house on the left. See map below.

We will meet from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Join us when you can. Critique is at 2:30. If you want to carpool or caravan, I will be at the north end of Ray's Grocery parking lot at 9:15 a.m.

I'll bring a crockpot of something to eat. If you would like to bring something to share, please do, or bring your lunch. We will have coffee and tea there; bring a beverage if you want something else.

Hope to see you there. My phone is 347-4643 or cell phone is 297-6118.
Thanks.
Ava

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The Art Information and Paintout notice should have said Monday, April 19th at Joni Fox's house.
Sorry!
Ava

Time flies....


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Art Information:

Art Equipment for Sale:
HP Scanjet 4850 flatbed scanner in excellent condition. Prices for new models can be checked out with various suppliers on the web. Amazon has a used one listed for $100. Will sell mine for $50. Contact Carol Jones at 347-2432 or 404-6244 with questions, or to view the product.
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Check out Dorothea Tortilla's show at 2Loons in Old Town Bandon.
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Congrats to Elaine Roeman whose painting was commented upon in Thursday's Register Guard article about the 'Living River' show at Jacob's Gallery, Seventh & Willamette in Eugene. Hers and the other paintings are showing through May, gallery open 12- 4:00 p.m.Tues - Friday, and 11-3:00 p.m Saturday.
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Saturday, April 17th & Sunday April 18th 9a.m.- 3 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery Annual Garage Sale
at 2190 13th St. Florence, OR
turn on 12th off Spruce, left on Upas, left on 13th
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Saturday, April 24, 2010 2 p.m.
The Hand-Pulled Print
Lithographs, Monotypes and Woodblocks by Nelson Sandgren (1917-2006)
Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette, Eugene/open Tu-Sat 10-5:30.
Reception and Talk by Erik Sandgren
show runs April 13- May 22, 2010
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Calls to Artists:

June 4, 2010 submission deadline
4th Annual Hundred Valleys Show at
Umpqua Valley Arts Association
1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
No Theme http://www.uvarts.com click on artist opportunities
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June 4, 2010 submission deadline
1st Annual Best Photo 2010 juried show
Umpqua Valley Arts Association
1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
http://www.uvarts.com click on artist opportunities, scroll down

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Submission deadline for 17th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit
Coos Art Museum. http://www.coosart.org or 541-267-3901
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Deadline May 24-May 30th
2nd Street Gallery
Second annual "Miniature & Small Works Exhibition"
June 1 - July 25, 2010
Drop off up to 3 works May 24th--May 30th 1:00 - 5:00 p.m off at 2nd Street Gallery.
Miniature--no bigger than 8" in any direction, excluding frame. Small works--no bigger than 14" in any direction, excluding frame.
For more information and entry forms please go to gallery, or call 541-347-4133, or e-mail info@2ndstreetgallery.com
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As Soon as Possible:
ART 101, Bandon, Oregon Juried show :
The Ocean's Edge - where the land meets the sea
What: A juried educational exhibit
When: May 1 - June 27, 2010
Where: ART 101, Bandon, Oregon.
Who: Professional and student work will be considered.
Media accepted: painting, drawing, weaving, assemblage, printmaking and collage.
Submit work via email photos to: ahpozzi@seathingsart.com - by April 18th or submit original work at Art 101 gallery from 3 - 9 pm on Tuesday, April 27th.
Juried: April 28th.
Show opens: May 1st, 2010. Work must be for sale. 50% commission. 541-347- 9123, or 541- 347- 2859 for more information.
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June 4, 2010 postmark submission deadline
West Coast Wings
Works representing birds of the West Coast
SAGE Gallery is pleased to announce a Call to Artists for
our August juried show.
The prospectus will be uploaded to our website
www.sagegallerybandon.com by the end of this
week. We invite artists from Oregon, California and
Washington working in all media, except video,
to submit . The
prospectus can also be mailed to those
who send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to SAGE Gallery,
PO Box 489, Bandon, OR 97411.
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Maggie Karl

Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the life, career and art of Maggie Karl, first director of the Coos Art Museum, this Saturday from 1-4 at the Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay.

Small communities across the country struggle to provide basic services to their people, but here in Coos Bay, we have the gift of a Fine Art museum. A Fine Art Museum largely built on the shoulders of its first director, Maggie Karl.

MS Karl guided the museum through its first decade, setting the principles and concepts which have made the museum one of the finest small museums in the country.

As often happens with talented people Ms Karl’s abilities don’t stop with organizational skills, the art she loved so much and created a permanent home for, now shares its space with Ms Karl’s own work.

Come, join in a celebration of accomplishment and art with the Coos Art Museum as it honors Maggie Karl’s ninth birthday.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Volifonix at the Black Market Gourmet

We all know that the Black Market Gourmet is home to tastes extraordinaire, but come by Saturday April 24th and let your ear feast on the sounds of Volifonix. This is a free, limited time concert, five to six and then it is done. There is no cover, but donations are gladly accepted.

Now remember, it is free, so call ahead and make sure there is room, bring cash and make a donation and be prepared to take the boogie ride! (541) 269- 0194
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. ~John Anthony Ciardi

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

West Coast Wings

SAGE Gallery is pleased to announce their Call to Artists for the West Coast Wings Juried Show. Artists in Oregon, California, and Washington are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of art in all media, including photography, excluding video, depicting shorebirds, waders, migratory and other birds that are found along the western coast of the United States. The postmark deadline is: Friday, June 4, 2010.

Attached is the prospectus and entry form in a PDF file, or it can be downloaded at www.sagegallerybandon.com

Questions answered at: sagegallery@comspan.com/ or 541-329-0103. Help celebrate the abundance and richness of the western coast!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Washed Ashore





And while all of the noise was coming from the Double Event in Bandon proper seven miles away at Art 101 Angela Haseltine Pozzi's Washed Ashore project had a celebration of its own. The giant fish is coming along nicely thank you and the local beaches are benefitting from all of the plastic which has gone into scales for the beastie.

"I don't need to visit," you say, "it's all going into a film and I'll just wait and catch it when it hits the cineplex." And miss your big opportunity to star in the documentary? Okay, you probably won't star, that's the sea creature's job and besides you wouldn't want to deal with all of the fame and glory not to mention the paparrazi. No be happy to become immortal if only on film and leave the stresses and sins of fame and fortune to those forced to deal with beacuse of their talent, brains and ability, like Angela.

So hurry to Art 101 and become a part of history, clean up the beaches and become an immortal and all without a single vampire in sight!
Anyone who limits her vision to memories of yesterday is already dead. (Lilly Langtry)

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Double Event

On Sunday chaos bowed to the skills of Victoria Tierney and Susan Lehman; they took the hundreds of entries and organized the whirlwind into the wonderful Pelicans show at the Southern Coos Hospital. And after they brought order they took on the job of hosting the show. Susan worked as greeter, while Victoria circulated making sure everyone enjoyed the show.



Kelle Herrick, master bird photographer, worked the crowd, rubbing elbows with her fans and the celbrities alike.



Local celebrity Chef jardin Kazar was there...




While Kelle diverted the crowd, Susan had a chance to mix and mingle.



Kelle worked the show giving insight into her own works and the art of others.



So if you weren't there you missed a chance to be with the glitterati and rub elbows with artists and the famous and near famous and why weren't you there and aren't you ashamed and I know you won't do it ever again, so make plans to visit the Southern Coos Hospital and see the stupendous, tremendous, amazing Pelicans!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Power of Repetition

The thing artist’s value most is creativity. You’ve heard it; they whisper it in galleries, “Isn’t he creative?” Maybe you’ve seen it in an interview, “I value my creativity.” Even the craft shows on HGTV claim “Everyone has creativity.”

No one sings the praises of repetition. It is one of the most despised words in the language. It’s so boring you say. It’s mind-numbing, soul-stealing repetition. It’s repetitive.

It’s powerful, it’s educational, it’s magic. That’s right, repetition is magic. Shut up you say. Nope, I won’t. Repetition has for long ages been the key to success in the world of art.

In times past it was the major tool for beginning artists. They sat and copied the works of their masters, not once, but for days, and weeks and years and if, not when, they got it right, first time, every time they got a new work to master. They did this day in and day out for years until they could duplicate the lines and sight of their masters and then and only then did they get to work on the real art. And that’s the way it had to be for artists worked in materials which simply could not be redone. Frescoes and marble are unforgiving, they don’t redo.

Then times changed, no more apprentices, no more forced labor, no more repetition. Let the creativity flow!

And art survived and went on unfolding and growing anyway. But did the artist benefit? Have you ever done a series of studies on a single piece. Changed the perspective and done the piece the whole way round, just to see if you could do it. Try painting the human head from behind, with none of the landmarks like eyes, ears and a nose to anchor it. Try rendering a building without using hard guidelines, or a landscape with no colors for definition.

Why you ask, because it makes you a better artist. Maybe we could learn something from the photographers. The first rule any photographer learns is, “Take lots of pictures.” With a camera you can’t change what is in the frame. If you want to change the scene you have to change the frame. Oh sure, now we have digital manipulation which can morph an apple into a stealth fighter, but to do it you have to know which apple will have the right colors and reflections and the only way you can know that is to be lucky…or take hundreds of apples under thousands of different lighting conditions.

The Coos Art Museum just had its youth art show. One of the winners, a terribly smart young woman said in an interview with The World, “It’s about giving the judges what they want.” The picture she toiled over did not get an award. The picture she entered because she just liked it won. It was a self-portrait. How many times, for how many years have artists practiced on themselves? Could it be because the subject is always available, works cheap, and won’t throw a fit if the artist wants to do one more sketch? That’s the magic of repetition you should try it sometime…

Saturday, April 10, 2010

RECEPTION x2

This Sunday we have a unique opportunity to celebrate art on the South Coast; the Southern Coos Hospital opens its Pelicans show and later in the same afternoon Sage Gallery opens the Moving MAG show.

Now in and of themselves these two shows would be special. The Pelicans show is so diverse if you don’t wonder why you didn’t enter you probably did. The Moving MAG show gives us a chance to see the unique “eye” of Anne Sobbota.

Southern Coos Hospital provides the art enclave of the South Coast with so many events where artists can show their work and meet their audience that one more is just a splash in a puddle. But like any splash the ripples travel far and make all that see stop and watch for a minute.

We’re fortunate to live where pelicans aren’t strange and mythological beasts, they are part of our environment and part of our lives and as artists with the exception of our own reflection, they offer a steady and reliable source of patient models. They are funny, dramatic, majestic and beautiful, and the under-fed children working for Victoria’s Secret can’t say that.

So come, join Victoria and Susan as they unveil the wonderful world of Pelicans.

And then when you are dazed and confused by all of the variations clever artists can find in a single theme, come to Sage Gallery and see what a single artist can do with a theme most would just pass by.

Anne Sobbota is tireless in her devotion to art and the art of the South Coast. The Sage Gallery is one of the most beautiful and brilliantly designed galleries on the South Coast. It is a boutique gallery making use of a small space in a way that many would have rejected as hopeless. In addition Anne is an art educator with deep knowledge and wide-ranging experience. And now she reveals the inspired “Eye” of an artist. With all of those tools maybe we should urge Anne to deal with the financial crisis, couldn’t take enough of her time to close Sage for half a day.

The Moving MAG show is worth a trip without the inducement of The Pelicans show, so go and get a two for one treat. Bandon may be by the sea, but it is the place to be this Sunday.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Bandon Art News from Ava Richey

Hello Everyone,

We will meet upstairs at the Phoenix Restaurant in Bandon from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12th. The restaurant (formerly Harps and Channel House) is at the corner of 1st Street and Edison, near Jetty Road, west of the Port of Bandon building.

My phone is 347-4643, and cell is 541-297-6118 if you have questions or suggestions for places to paint.

Hope to see you Monday.
Ava
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Art Information:

Friday, May 7, 2010 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Goldrush Art Center Gold Beach, OR
Art Opening for a "Creative Combo"
Sharon Guinn, Gold Beach and Kathy Huxley, Brookings
Sharon will do a demonstration of scratch art on YUPO at 6:30. Music provided by Horst Wolf and goodies will be served.
Sharon Guinn at www.sharonguinn.com
Kathy Huxley at www.t-k-art.com
For more information about these two artists click on the pdf. in the attachment above.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Southern Coos Hospital
900 SE 11th St., Bandon, Oregon
Opening Reception for PELICANS!
The pelicans (their representations) are gathered and hanging on the walls to celebrate their influx earlier this winter. It is definitely worth visiting more than once. Thanks to everyone who participated, and AVK ARTS, Southern Coos Hospital, Victoria Tierney and Susan Lehman for this wonderful opportunity for us all.
Show runs through June.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sage Gallery
390 1st St. SW Bandon, OR
Opening Reception for Anne Sobbato's "Moving Mag- Excerpts from the Log", about the boat named the Marie Ann Gail that was docked in Bandon harbor. This tribute to the Marie Ann Gail will be up through April 24th.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Art 101 Gallery
Purple Buildings 7 miles south of Bandon on Hwy. 101
Opening Reception-- Bringing Jack Back Mural Restoration Team art show at the New ARTULA Gallery at Art 101.
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Calls to Artists:

2nd Street Gallery
Second annual "Miniature & Small Works Exhibition"
June 1 - July 25, 2010
Drop off up to 3 works May 24th--May 30th 1:00 - 5:00 p.m off at 2nd Street Gallery.
Miniature--no bigger than 8" in any direction, excluding frame. Small works--no bigger than 14" in any direction, excluding frame.
For more information and entry forms please go to gallery, or call 541-347-4133, or e-mail info@2ndstreetgallery.com
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Saturday, May 15, 2010
Submission deadline for 17th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit
Coos Art Museum. http://www.coosart.org or 541-267-3901
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As Soon as Possible:
ART 101, Bandon, Oregon Juried show :
The Ocean's Edge - where the land meets the sea
What: A juried educational exhibit
When: May 1 - June 27, 2010
Where: ART 101, Bandon, Oregon.
Who: Professional and student work will be considered.
Media accepted: painting, drawing, weaving, assemblage, printmaking and collage.
Submit work via email photos to: ahpozzi@seathingsart.com - by April 18th or submit original work at Art 101 gallery from 3 - 9 pm on Tuesday, April 27th.
Juried: April 28th.
Show opens: May 1st, 2010. Work must be for sale. 50% commission. 541-347- 9123, or 541- 347- 2859 for more information.
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Works representing birds of the West Coast
SAGE Gallery is pleased to announce a Call to Artists forour August juried show: West Coast Wings. The prospectus will be uploaded to our websitewww.sagegallerybandon.com by the end of this week. We invite artists from Oregon, California andWashington working in all media, except video, to submit . Theprospectus can also be mailed to those who send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to SAGE Gallery,PO Box 489, Bandon, OR 97411. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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There are several classes scheduled at Sage Gallery in April. Please contact them at 541-329-0109 for more information.
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE

PRESENTS THE 30th Annual Spring
Photography Contest SPONSORED BY SIGMA

TWO WAYS TO ENTER

UPLOAD ONLINE
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$4,000 in Cash Grants PLUS
Two SIGMA Lenses Awarded!

Visit Us at: http://www.pfmagazine.com/

EARLY ENTRY Date: APRIL 19, 2010
Early entry fee is $3.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before April 19, 2010)

FINAL ENTRY Date: MAY 17, 2010
Final entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before May 17, 2010)

ENTRY GIFT:
2 FREE ISSUES OF
PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE
(U.S. and Canada only)

WINNING PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NOVEMBER 2010 ISSUE OF PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE. ALL CONTEST FINALISTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2010.

LACDA 2010 TOP 40 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION

Formatted version of this announcement:
http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html

Direct link to for registration:
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=200519


Jurors:

Reginald Woolery
Artist, Curator, Director: Digital Studio, California Museum of Photography

Rex Bruce
Artist, Curator, Director: L.A. Center for Digital Art


Enter our "TOP 40" juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Open to all geographical locations.

Forty selected winners receive one print up to 24x36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery from May 13-June 5, 2010. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.

Many artists from this exhibit continue their relationship with LACDA for exhibit in solo shows, exhibits curated outside of LACDA and exhibit in art and photo fairs where LACDA participates. All entries are given special consideration for exhibiting at LACDA and outside exhibitions where we are featured.

Artists participating in our competitions form the pool of artists from which we select the vast majority of those featured at LACDA and are often considered by our associated network of galleries, museums and curators. Proceeds from the competition support these gallery programs.


Registration fee is $30US.

Online registration only.

Multiple entries are permitted, separate entry fee required for each set of three images submitted.

L.A. Center for Digital Art exhibit dates: May 13-June 5. Artists Reception May 13, 7-9pm in conjunction with the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk.

Deadline for Entries: April 19
Winners Announced: April 26 (All entrants will be notified by email.)
Exhibit Dates for LACDA: May 13-June 5
LACDA Artists' Reception: May 13, 2010 7-9pm (Downtown Art Walk)

For questions email us at lacda@lacda.com.
No phone calls please.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pelicans, pelicans, pelicans everywhere



If you haven't submitted your work for the Pelicans show at the Southern Coos Hospital, you're too late. Yes, you could throw yourself on the mercy of Susan Lehman or Victoria Tierney and they might let you sneak in a late entry, but at the rate the pelicans were arriving yesterday, you are out of luck. The birds were thick as shoppers at a Christmas sale and everyhwere the boids flocked there were Susan and Victoria. You do know that Victoria does all of the hospital shows and Susan is her consigliere.






The birds came in every style and color of the rainbow, some so realistic you could reach out and stroke their feathers and some so fanciful that they would make Mr. Spock say, "Fascinating."




And if you were there at just the right moment you could have seen Kelle Herrick, the master bird photographer and the soul behind the conception of this show. Of course if you're a photographer you just want to slash your wrists after seeing Kelle's latest masterpiece, but life is hard and then you die. And there's always room for a second place.




Don't let envy keep you from the reception, there's room for almost as many people as there are pelicans. So come and bring your friends. They'll thank you for it and you can bask in the smugness being right brings. Who knows, rubbing elbows with so many gifted artists might just rub off and if it doesn't there is so much to see you're likely to get a creative kick-start anyway.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hello SAGE Friends

Sage Gallery
PO Box 489, 390 First St, SW, Suite #2D, Bandon, OR 97411
(541) 329-0103 Email: sagegallery@mycomspan.com


Isn't there some quick wit about March going in and out like
lions and lambs? What a spectacle our
weather has provided here in Bandon this past week! Here is
what has been happening in the
Gallery.....


SPRING ARRIVED....

Spring break brought dozens of new visitors to the Gallery
and they have delighted in the works of
the Watercolor Society of Oregon 44th Annual Transparent
Watercolor Exhibit. Once again, we'd like
to thank Victoria Tierney for making the exhibit possible
and remind you that the show will be
coming down this Wednesday, April 7th. Don't miss the
chance to see these amazing works before
they go home to the artists!

WHAT THE KIDS DID...

SAGE has also been busy with Expressions Gallery, Bandon
Baking Co. and Brewed Awakenings
planning the "Bandon Bunny Hop" for our local kids these
past weeks. If you didn't
catch the Hop, there were a total of 9 businesses in Old
Town Bandon, plus the Port of Bandon, who
came together and provided a day of fun treasure seeking,
crafts, and "bunny hopping" on the
Boardwalk, Saturday, March 27th. We had 51 children
participate and they came from as near as
Bandon, Coos Bay/North Bend and as far as Portland, Walla
Walla, WA and Medford. We wish to
thank all of our business friends for joining in and
creating a craft filled fun adventure for the kids!

AND THE ADULTS...

March brought some fantastic workshops to SAGE! We invited
several new instructors to join us and
our students loved what they had to share in media from
beading to watercolor, to kelp vessel
construction! We are looking forward to expanding our
workshops as soon as we expand into our
new classroom on 11th St. Our schedule will be a little
bumpy as we make the transition
and we hope you will bear with us. We know you'll be
pleasantly surprised with our new
workspace! We anticipate a July opening.



COMING ATTRACTIONS...


EXHIBITS:

Beginning this weekend, a short exhibit featuring works by
Anne Sobbota, yep, it's me, will be
opening. The exhibit is entitled "Moving Mag- Excerpts from
the Log". It includes documentary
images from the last day the Marie Ann Gail spent in the
Port of Bandon Boat Basin. The 51 ton
bottom trawler was built in 1912 and was towed out of the
marina on June 9, 2009, to be
dismantled in Charleston. The reception for this exhibit
will be Sunday, April 11th from 2-5 pm.
Hope you can join us for a tribute to Mag! This exhibit
closes April 24th.

Beginning the final week of April, we will again be
welcoming the work of Tina Bryson. A SAGE
favorite, Tina's work is the perfect measure of Spring! Her
floral blooms, vibrant, alive exploding
with color will be shown at SAGE until May 23rd. We haven't
confirmed the reception date yet, so
we'll keep you posted.


A CALL TO ARTISTS:

SAGE Gallery is pleased to announce a Call to Artists for
our August juried show: West Coast Wings.
The prospectus will be uploaded to our website
www.sagegallerybandon.com by the end of this
week. We invite artists from Oregon, California and
Washington working in all media, except video,
to submit works representing birds of the West Coast. The
prospectus can also be mailed to those
who send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to SAGE Gallery,
PO Box 489, Bandon, OR 97411.


WORKSHOPS: The following workshops are for ages 16 and
above unless otherwise noted.
However, our SAGE Arts program for kids will begin again
this summer. We are currently booking
private art lessons and children's art parties for the
spring. Call Anne with your special requests
(541) 329-0103

As promised, we invite you to join us for some new and
exciting workshops!


PINE NEEDLE and KELP VESSELS:

"Pine Needle Basketry with Myrna" is taking place Saturday,
April 17th, from 12:30 - 5 pm. Myrna
has delighted our students before, with over 20 years of
experience; she is a master of techniques
and artistry. Her teaching style makes this intricate and
ancient art a meditative experience you
won't want to miss. Tuition is $70. All materials will be
provided. Class size is limited; pre
registration and pre-payment are required. Students
wishing to purchase books from the
instructor should come prepared with cash or checks for an
additional $10 fee.

"Kelp Vessel Construction" with Carol will take place on
Wednesday, April 28th, 11-3.
Carol provides a delightful afternoon of true ocean
adventure in this fabulous workshop.
Due to the limited availability of materials, space in this
class is limited to 4 students. Tuition is $45
and pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Because
of the popularity of this class, we will
take names on a waiting list for possible future classes.


BEADERS:

"Loom Weaving with Beads" for the beginner or intermediate
student will be Monday, April 19th, 10
am -3pm. Sue is a bundle of creative energy! In this
class, you'll learn basic loom terminology as
well as techniques. The project will be done in the "no
weave" ending fashion, eliminating the
tedious aspects of warp weaving! Cost is $35 plus
materials. Class size is limited to 6 students
and pre registration/payment are required. Supplies are
available for purchase at the SAGE Gift
Shop.

"Beginnings and Endings" Thursday, April 22nd, 6-8 pm.
Write your beading history with the
proper foundation in this introductory workshop. Learn how
to start those basic stringing projects
and attach a variety of clasps, crimps and creative
closures. Tuition is $20 plus a $10 materials fee.
Bring a variety of beads, buttons and clasps if you have
them. Pre-registration and pre-payment
required.


"String of Pearls" Thursday, April 29th, 1-4 pm. A classic
for those timeless beauties; this is a basic
class covering knotting techniques for pearl stringing and
clasp addition. These techniques may
also be applied to stringing crystals. Bring your own
pearls, or purchase some from the SAGE Gift
Store. We carry cultured freshwater and Swarovski glass
pearls in a variety of sizes, colors and
styles. Tools will be provided for use during class and are
also available for purchase. Tuition is
$25 and materials fees will vary by your choices.

GLASS CLASSES:

"Glass on Glass Mosaic" is back on Saturday April 24th, from
11-4 pm. This innovative technique
combines the transparent color and beauty achieved in
stained glass with the detail and freedom of
traditional mosaic. Tuition is $35 plus materials.
Material fees will vary depending on student
choices.

"Stained Glass with Cheryl" begins again in May. Join the
never-ending fun on Tuesdays! Cheryl is
great with the beginner or advanced stained glass student.
The afternoon sessions begin on
Tuesday, May 4th and run from 2-5pm. Evening classes begin
on Tuesday, May 11th and take place
from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Tuition is $105 for six week sessions.
Tools and materials are available for
purchase in the SAGE Gift Shop.

MIXED MEDIA:

"Mixed Media Play Day" is scheduled for Friday, April 30th,
11-3. Come in, relax and enjoy a gentle
meander down the creative path. This class is designed for
those who just want to set a spark to
their imagination. A variety of right brain activities are
planned to include the exploration of both
2D and 3D materials and the process of creativity. Tuition
is $20; class limit is 10 students.

SMALL GROUP CREATIVE ADVENTURES:

Our 4=5 program is still going strong! It's a great way
to celebrate with family and friends! You tell
us what you want to learn and we'll design the workshop to
meet your schedule. Our schedule fills
quickly each month, so setting your date and time a month,
or so ahead is the best idea; however,
for those spur-of-the-moment, need-to-be-creative urges,
we'll do our best to fit you in.

Call to register for classes: (541) 329-0103. Pre-payments
can be mailed to SAGE Gallery, PO Box
489, Bandon, OR 97411. All mail must be sent to the PO Box.
Credit Card payments: you can also
call us or fax us your credit card information at (541)
329-0109.

QUICK CLOSING NOTES...

We get many requests to add information to our newsletter
and regret that sometimes space and
timing do not make it possible to include items sent to us.
This month; however, a brief amount of
space allows me to extend an invitation from SAGE artist
Sharon Guinn who is from Gold Beach.

Sharon is a master of drawing and painting in many styles,
my favorite being a very whimsical and
playful style. Sharon along with Kathy Huxley, of
Brookings, will be exhibiting works at the Gold
Rush Center in Gold Beach on May 7th. Sharon asked me to
extend an invitation to you to see her
demonstrate her wonderful style and techniques in scratch
art on Yupo paper from 6-8 pm.

Have a FANTASTIC April. Hope to see you Sunday at SAGE!

Anne

Monday, April 5, 2010




Don't forget the Pelican show at the Southern Coos Hospital. All your birds need to scurry there tomorrow and meet with Susan or Victoria or they'll be left out in the cold without a nest. So finish what you are doing and get the flock over to Bandon. This is the last chance, really, positively, certainly, totally and without a doubt.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

From The World

Attention children in school, from preschool through the twelfth grade, the Commission of Children and Families is looking for art.

The art will be displayed at the Coos County Court House.

The themes for art submissions should fall into one of two categories: Coos County, a great place to live, or living healthy, which includes alcohol and abuse prevention

All submissions will be divided by age: preschool and kindergarten; first through third grade; fourth through sixth; seventh and ninth through twelfth.

Art can be submitted from 8a.m. to 5 p.m., April fifth, through April sixth, at the commission’s office, 250 N. Baxter in Coquille.

For more information, call 541-396-3121, ext. 392

From The World

Attention children in school from preschool through the twelfth grade, the Commission of Children and Families is looking for art.
The art will be displayed at the Coos County Court House.
The themes for art submissions should fall into one of two categories: Coos County, a great place to live, or living healthy, which includes alcohol and abuse prevention
All submissions will be divided by age: preschool and kindergarten; first through third grade; fourth through sixth; seventh and ninth through twelfth.
Art can be submitted from 8a.m. to 5 p.m., April fifth, through April sixth, at the commission’s office, 250 N. Baxter in Coquille.
For more information, call 541-396-3121, ext. 392

Saturday, April 3, 2010

GALLERY FIVE AT THE FLORENCE EVENTS CENTER

Presents “RENT – A – ROD” ART SHOW Photography Only
April 29 – July 1, 2010

In this unique show, artists are invited to “rent a rod”, utilizing the rods used to hang art work in the FEC Gallery. ALL ART WORK MUST BE FOR SALE. The FEC WILL TAKE A 25% COMMISSION ON ALL SALES AND AN ADDITIONAL 4% CHARGE WILL BE MADE FOR CREDIT CARD SALES. Following are the guidelines for the show:

FLAT ART (Photography Only)

1. Each rod can hold up to 3 photographs. Maximum-framed width is 30”. The rods can accommodate paintings within a length of 60”, but the artist must be sure that enough room will be left for adequate space between paintings.

2. The rental fee will be $20.00 per rod (including artist reception fee), payable to the FEC with the application. A second rod may be applied for BUT ONLY ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS. If you wish to rent more than one rod, only pay for the first rod. You will be notified if other rods are available and your payment will be requested.

3. Applications and fee, must reach the FEC office, or be post marked by April 15, 2010

4. All the art work must be properly framed and wired (no “saw toothed” hangers) ready to hang. No exceptions! Pieces inadequately framed or wired will not be hung and no refund will be given.

5. Placement of the art on the rods as well as on the walls will be at the sole discretion of the art hanging committee.

6. Art work must be hand-delivered to the FEC on Thursday, April 29th from noon -2:00 p.m. and picked up on Thursday, July 1st between 10:30 am – 12 noon.

7. If art work sold during the show is delivered to the buyer, the artist will be contacted and invited to replace that work at no additional charge.

8. Please have your art work clean and ready to hang. Thank you!

9. Please attach a 100 word bio for the publicity book, and a photo of each piece for press publicity (if you have any), to the application form. They will be returned.

10. You may also submit publicity about your show to the media, once you know you have been approved.

“RENT –A- ROD” SHOW APPLICATION FORM

(Photography)
Return completed applications and payment to:
Florence Events Center, Gallery Committee
715 Quince Street Florence, OR 97439 (541)997-1994

Name:___________________________________________ Home Phone________________________________

Address__________________________________________ City________ State_________ Zip_______________

E-mail________________________________________________


WORK #1
TITLE:_________________________________________________ PRICE:____________________________
DIMENSIONS H:________________W:______________Traditional _________Digital________Photography
DIGITAL ART WORK (ENHANCEMENTS) YES__________NO__________
TRADITIONAL PRINTING_________DIGITAL PRINTING__________

WORK #2
TITLE:_________________________________________________ PRICE:____________________________
DIMENSIONS H:________________W:______________Traditional _________Digital________Photography
DIGITAL ART WORK (ENHANCEMENTS) YES__________NO__________
TRADITIONAL PRINTING_________DIGITAL PRINTING__________

WORK #3
TITLE:_________________________________________________ PRICE:____________________________
DIMENSIONS H:________________W:______________Traditional _________Digital________Photography
DIGITAL ART WORK (ENHANCEMENTS) YES__________NO__________
TRADITIONAL PRINTING_________DIGITAL PRINTING__________


Please have art work s clean and ready to hang. Thank you…
I acknowledge on this date_________________ I have received all items that I had on display at the FEC Gallery and that all items are in good condition.

________________________________________________________________________(Signature of exhibitor)
10/28/08

Friday, April 2, 2010

Ava Richey's Newsletter

Art Information follows this announcement.

Hello Everyone,

This coming Monday's painting information from Georganne White:

Theatre 101 will be rehearsing on Monday. So, we will meet at the Port Orford Public Library. [next to Ray's Food Mkt]

First Mondays Art Group
April 5, 2010
Noon - 3:00 pm
Port Orford Public Library -- Freedom of Speech Room

Our model for Monday, April 5th, is Denise Anderson who is a bright new face for us! Denise will be in costume and will give us the same pose for the whole session. She prefers to pose for 15 minutes and then take a 15 minute break. Something new!

Cost is $65, divided among participants.

Thank you for the information Georganne.

Let's try to go up to Art Walk this coming Thursday, April 8th, 5-8 p.m. especially to visit Gallery by the Bay at Unity by the Bay, 2100 Union Blvd, North Bend and support our local Tuesday Plein Air Painters.

Hope to see lots of you Monday in Port Orford.
Thanks.
Ava
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Want Ad: from local artist Walter
A roomate situation I was anticipating fell through at the last minute and I'm looking for a place to live before May- a room, cottage or caretaker job with possibly an exchange for handyman or yard work in the Bandon, Coos Bay, Coquille area would be ideal.
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Art Information:

Artwalk: Various locations in North Bend/Coos Bay/Empire
Thursday, April 8th, 2010 5-8:00 p.m.
Gallery by the Bay
Unity Church in North Bend, 2100 Union Street
Opening Reception for the Tuesday Plein Air Painters.
Let support our fellow plein air painters and attend. Ava :)
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Sage Gallery--Be sure to visit the traveling Oregon Watercolor Society show before it leaves next week.
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Calls to Artists:
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Submission deadline for 17th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit
Coos Art Museum. http://www.coosart.org or 541-267-3901
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As Soon as Possible:
ART 101, Bandon, Oregon Juried show :
The Ocean's Edge - where the land meets the sea
What: A juried educational exhibit
When: May 1 - June 27, 2010
Where: ART 101, Bandon, Oregon.
Who: Professional and student work will be considered.
Media accepted: painting, drawing, weaving, assemblage, printmaking and collage.
Submit work via email photos to: ahpozzi@seathingsart.com - by April 18th or submit original work at Art 101 gallery from 3 - 9 pm on Tuesday, April 27th.
Juried: April 28th.
Show opens: May 1st, 2010. Work must be for sale. 50% commission. 541-347- 9123, or 541- 347- 2859 for more information.

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from Victoria Tierney:
A selection from OREGON PRISON ART SHOW is currently on display at PAZAZ PRINTERS, 12th Street and Highway 101, where Donna Crouch Realty used to be.
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Beginning Thursday, April 8, 2010 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Coquille Valley Art Association 541-396-3294
Throwing Pottery on the Wheel, Roger Vines 541-297-0412
This is a 4 week class. All tools, supplies and firings included in the cost of $80 for non-members, $75 for members of CVAA. Class size is limited. Call CVAA or Roger to register.
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Beginning Friday, April 9, 2010 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Coquille Valley Art Association 541-396-3294
Basic Handbuilding Techniques (pottery) Roger Vines 541-297-0412
This is a 4 week class. All tools, supplies and firings included in the cost of $80 for non-members, $75 for members of CVAA.
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Please check out this show in Eugene when you are there. Elaine Roemen has work accepted into it.
Friday, April 2, 2010 5:30- 8:30
Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center, Eugene, OR
Reception for :
The McKenzie River Trust proudly presents The Living River, a Juried Art Exhibit from April 2 - May 1, 2010 at the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene , Oregon .. Artists explore their interactions with and responses to rivers in this juried art exhibit of 81 works in a diversity of media. More than sixty artists from throughout our region are featured.
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Due by April 13th: The senior class at Bandon High is putting a request out for art work donations for their silent auction and Variety Show on April 14th at the Sprague. If you have art that you could donate to their cause of raising money for their senior trip please let Rachel Reddick (senior in charge) know..
Her email is longshoelace@gmail.com Her phone number is 503-442-7139

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Art Classes offered at 2nd Street Gallery, Bandon
http://www.2ndstreetgallery.com/
Richard Rahmlow 541-347-4133 or info@2ndstreetgallery,com
Registration open now.
Creative Digital Photography I -- Begins April 10th
Colored Pencil Techniques --Gay Holland Begins April 10th
Adventures with Collage -- Susan Lehman Begins April 10th
Driven to Paint using Watercolor -- Connie Zane Begins May 8th
Get Acquainted with Photoshop -- Bill Kelsay June 17th
Digital Photography Weekend -- June 18-20th
Painting with Oils -- Hope Stevenson -- Begins June 21st
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Delivery Date for the Pelican Art Show at the Bandon Hospital: You can bring paintings, etchings, lino-cuts, drawings, photos and any other Pelican wall art to the hospital on Tuesday, April 6th from 12-5 pm or on Wednesday, April 7th at 9 a.m.
Contact Victoria Tierney victory7777@netzero.com or
Susan Lehman at studioblue@mycomspan.com Artwork needs to be ready for hanging. The show will be up for three months and art can be for sale! Help celebrate the thousands of Pelicans that visited our area this year!
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