Thursday, September 30, 2010

Draftsmanship

The art and craft of drawing.

That’s like saying beauty is what is beautiful.

What is draftsmanship and why should an artist care?

Draftsmanship is the underpinning of any composition; it is the structure behind the paint, the graphite, the clay. The Old Masters knew it, they spent years as apprentices, mixing their master’s paint, copying the art of earlier masters, learning the secrets and subtleties of shade and light. And boy does it show. Even the modern masters, who deconstructed the image and sought new ways of seeing, knew their draftsmanship. The light and color of Lautrec, the fractured grotesques of Klee and Picasso, the Pointillists and Cubists all of them could draft.

What’s the difference? I’m an abstract artist, more interested in form and color. The difference is that people have trouble seeing something they cannot identify. If they can’t find the form inside the image they just can’t see it.

So, there’s no image just colors and shapes. The thing has no form, it’s abstract.

Even the most wildly abstract images have form. Mondrian used hard geometrics as the basis of his images, Jackson Pollock’s splatter patterns have strong groupings of lines and colors, they have form.

And just in case your image does have some underlying form it has to be right. If the form is wrong then the piece fails. The most terrifying image an artist can make is a bad nude. It’s immediately apparent. The trouble is we all have seen a nude. (If only in the fogged bathroom mirror as we run from the shower to the dresser to get our drawers.) We know when it isn’t right.

Now add to that some bit of artistic license and you have an eye-catcher alright, but not the way you’d hoped. People will spend hours starring at your work, but not to understand the meaning, they want to know what the heck you covered up!

Building, motor vehicles, sports and even relaxed senics or Norman Rockwell vignettes, all have to be under-pinned by draftsmanship.

So the next time you skip the sketch and go straight to the color pots think before you splash, spatter, stroke, is it right? The eye knows.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Too Many Options

It’s overwhelming isn’t it, the variety and number of juried events available to the South Coast artist right now is staggering.

What to do? Do your rush an entry or carefully sort through the prospectus to see if you have anything that qualifies.

You don’t need to. You don’t have anything.

What? You’re an artist and the time is now. Oh sure you’ve all ready missed the CAM Biennial, but what about the Fish/Fishing show coming up, the deadline is October 9, you still have time. And then there’s Celebrate the Arts in Florence. Their deadline is October 15. Also October 15, Art 101 hosts the juried show Masks From Found Objects, there are shows everywhere.

And don’t forget even if you haven’t entered a piece you should get out and support the artists who have. The reception for the CAM Biennial is Friday October 1 and a week later The Southern Coos Hospital opens The Artist and Writer’s Exchange; Food for Thought, Sunday October 10. And what about the artists in the CAM Biennial who are counting for you to get out and vote for their work so that they can get a private show? Are you going to let them down?

You don’t have anything.

The best kindling for an artist is the work of other artists. Every time you see someone else’s work it makes you think about why you didn’t see that first and if you did why didn’t you take the idea and turn it into a piece for the next show?

Shows are uncertain beasts. They come out of the woodwork willy-nilly moving at their own pace and not giving a care that you must take weeks if not months to ready a piece for exhibition. You have to get ahead of the silly things. You have to take all of those pieces you crafted for a bygone show and keep them ready to jump into the fray. And remember most shows are time sensitive, they limit the range a piece can be created in, three years often, so if you hoard your work it may drop out of contention by becoming too old. Find it, dust it off and be ready.

We have more shows right now than anyone could wish for and if you have kept your stock up to date then you do have something. And even if you don’t you can support those who do.

Florence Events Center

Call for Entries:








Applications due October 15th

Show Dates: Nov. 5 thru 13, 2010

Open to all 2D & 3D media

3 cash awards of $100 (for 2D, 3D and photography)

2 cash awards of $50 “Young Artist Awards”

(youth entry scholarships available)

Send SASE for application and details: Florence Events Center,

715 Quince St., Florence, OR, 97439, attn: Art Committee

Applications available at the Center and can be downloaded from the

website: www.eventcenter.org

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Upcoming Events

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the opening receptions in the first weeks of October.

First, the CAM Biennial at the Coos Art Museum, Friday, October 1, 2010 from 5-7PM. This is the first opportunity to see the treasures of the community of artists who do not compete, and a second or third opportunity to see the work of artists who compete everywhere. The usual suspects are there and some who should be seen, but rarely are. (Did you know that in addition to musician and master chef, Jardin Kazar is a gifted and brilliant artist? No, well come and be stunned by the prints this whirlwind of talent manages to squeeze out of a day filled past overflowing.)

Mark it on your calendar; ya don’t want to miss it.

Then “Drive South”, (thank you Suzy Boggus), to beautiful, downtown, old town Bandon and turn left to the Southern Coos Hospital, where you will be thrilled, amazed and wowed by the magic of the Artist and Writer’s Exchange 2010: Food for Thought. The art will put a lump in your throat. The writing, (I might have a piece or three in this so take my word for it it is brilliant.) will wring a tear from your eye and the combination will sear a path straight into your soul. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll skip, hop and jump for joy and that’s just the half of it. So make your plans now, Southern Coos Hospital, Sunday October 10, 2010, for the Artist and Writer’s Exchange 3:00PM. Bring food, that’s right bring food, you know the non-perishable kind, it’s for the Food Drive for Coos and Curry Counties and you know you need to do it, so buck up and grab a can and come to The Artist and Writer’s Exchange for 2010: Food for Thought

From Susan Lehman

Connie Zane is teaching a watercolor class (Fall Landscape) on October 16th from 9:30-12:30 at Sage Place, 525 11th St. in Bandon (11th Street). Call 541 329-0303 to register.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Art Venue From Charles of Charleston

Hi All:

I spoke with Steven Means who is offering a large wall-space at
the Museum for local Artists Permanent Exhibition. Bring paintings
starting in Oct 5 . I have a Painting there for over a year,
and Steve will return it to me at any time.
(The paintings are basically on loan.)
If you are interested in providing material for display in the
museum or in helping with building restoration or just dropping by
and chatting a bit,
Please contact Steve Means, the museum director, at
stevemeans@webenet.net or (541) 260-1457.
The Museum is open the year around and has 70% as many visitors
as the Coos Art Museum. http://CoosArt.org
So it is a good way to get exposure.

Here is the Museum Website:
http://fairgroundsmuseum.coquillevalley.org/

Charles 888 6971

Fall Fling For the Arts

If you weren't there last night for the Coos Art Museum's Fall Fling for the Arts, you were nowhere! All of the right people were there. Things went off with ease,



There was no waiting at the check-in table...



Karen C kept track of all of the comings and goings...



Stephen made all of the obligatory speeches...



There was serious talk...



Happy talk...



The Glitterati...



and volunteers...



a celebrity artist or two...



a celebrity dignitary who wouldn't claim it for the world...



and plenty of smiles for one and all.

Now aren't you sorry you stayed home to watch Medium and missed out on all of the fun. But don't mope, there's still a chance for you to have your very own piece of the fun. I know Stephen and Archi would love to receive a donation or a gift or a land grant or a mention in a will, so don't drag your feet, if you missed out on all of the fun get thee to the Coos Art Museum and give and give and give. Then you can go to the reception of the CAM Biennial with a clear conscious and only feel bad that you didn't get your own piece ready for the show. (Oh good grief, there's another one coming, just download the forms and get the picture framed, the Fish/Fishing show deadline in October the ninth. You don't want to have to say that you let the Big One get away, right?)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ava Richey's art News

Art information follows this announcement.

Hello Everyone,

This coming Monday, September 27th, we will be painting at the South Jetty parking lot, 1-4:00 p.m. It is supposed to be warm and sunny, 68 degrees with light wind. Guess we will see what happens. There are a variety of views. Restroom available.
High tide approximately 2:30 p.m.

Painters who have art at Bandon Library show--we will take down the show Thursday, September 30th. If you are unable to get your painting that day, I will pick them up and have them for you at Bandon Artist Supply to pick up later.

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

Coos Art Museum needs volunteers for a variety of projects. In helping them, you will learn things that will help in your art life too. Please consider giving some of your time to help CAM continue and thrive. 541-267-3901
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Attention current and former students of Fred Vassar's watercolor classes: Please plan on participating in a show that will be held at Gallery by the Bay in North Bend in October 2010.
Let's show our support of this fine instructor by entering work in the show.
Please contact Jean Boynton at jeanboynton1@gmail.com
or Sally Rolicheck at salchek@aol.com
to say that you will be participating and supply the information about which paintings, etc. The show is coming right up. :)

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Taking registrations now for October 16th class at
Sage Place, 11th & Elmira 541-329-0303 to pre-register
"Fall Landscape in watercolor", instructor Connie Zane
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Now through October 15th
Heritage Place Residents Art Show
Jetty Road, Bandon
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Now through October, 2010
Coquille Valley Hospital
940 E. 5th Street, Coquille, OR 541-396-3101
Artists who have work on display are David Castleberry, S.L.(Stephanie) Donaldson, Curt Hitch, Mike Ousley and Priscilla Wyatt.
If you have questions about the show, or are interested in having your work shown in future shows please contact Sharon Orchard at arago.sharon@gmail.com
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September 24, 2010 5 - 8:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum Annual ---Fall Fling for the Arts.
Autumn Fund Raiser-- RSVP for dinner catered by Coachman Restaurant, silent auctions of Art and Fun. 541-267-3901 for more information.
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Friday, September 24, 2010 6 - 9:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum, 1430 Johnson Lane, UO Campus
Giuseppe Vasi's Rome: Lasting Impressions from the Age of the Grand Tour More than 100 prints..some very large, pieced together..200 page catalog available for $40. Opening night free, otherwise $5 admission.
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Saturday, September 25, 2010 Deadline to enter
Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR
Mayor's Art Show--Judge Sandra Fisher from Atlanta, GA
Show runs October 2nd - 29th, 2010
http://www.emeraldartcenter.org
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Friday & Saturday, September 24th & 25th
Create Cards that are gifts in this two day workshop
North Bend Houseing Authority, 1700 Monroe, North Bend, OR.
Instructor Carol Palleson, sponsored by the Coast Calligraphy Guild. Contact:Holly Rodenkirk by email, phone or in person at:
541-269-4696, hollyrodenkirk@verizon.net
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Sunday, September 26, 2010 1-4:00 p.m.
Roaring Sea Arts(by the driveway shared with Seacrest Motel, Port Orford. Open House. Music, poetry/prose readings and art.
Call Donna 332-4444 or Suzanne at 332-0540
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Deadline for registration:
Umpqua Valley Arts Assn in Roseburg. http://www.uvarts.com 541-672-2532
Plein air painter Mitch Baird. Class is Sat & Sun, October 16th & 17th, 2010
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Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
"The Silver Age of Russian Art" Art history lecture presented by Anastasia Savenko-Moore $5 non-members, CAM members free.
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Friday, October 1, 2010 5-7 p.m.
Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
Opening reception for CAM Biennial 2010
Show runs October 1st - November 27th, 2010
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Friday, October 1, 2010 5-7:00 p.m.
Winchester Bay Community Center, 625 Broadway
First Friday Art Auction Coast Douglas Art and Business Alliance, http://www.orgsites.com/or/cdaba
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Friday, October 1, 2010 5- 7:00 p.m.
Wenatchee Valley Museum, Wenatchee, WA
Opening reception for "Picture the Musician: Portraits of NW Musicians by NW Artists" Exhibit runs 10/1 to 12/24/10
Local artist Mike Ousley has a portrait of the Portland musical group Subversive Collective juried into the show. http://www.wvmcc.org
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 9:00 a.m.
Artists participating in the Artists & Writers Exchange Show please drop off your art at Southern Coos Hospital by 9:00 a.m. or contact Ava Richey at 541-347-4643 or yarnfarm@harborside.com to make arrangements to drop off art before Wednesday.
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Saturday, October 9, 2010 1-4:00 p.m.
Port Orford Arts Council sponsors
Beginning/Intermediate Collage--How to Get Started or Where to Go--Instructor Susan Lehman $30 + $5 Materials Fee--Everything Provided--Dress for mess.
Located at the ARTS A-Frame in Port Orford
Class size 6 - 10 people. Contact Elaine Roemen to register at 541-332-0688. For questions about the class contact Susan Lehman at studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Saturday, October 9, 2010 3 - 5:00 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Old Town Florence
Art Reception: Kathy Damon-Dawson, featured artist
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Saturday, October 9, 2010 Postmark Deadline for
Fish & Fishing Art Juried Art Exhibition
Coos Art Museum http://www.coosart.org for guidelines and entry forms.
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Sunday, October 10, 2010 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Opening Reception for the Artists & Writers Exchange Show: "Food for Thought"
Southern Coos Hospital, 900 11th St. SE, Bandon
There will be music and refreshments.
If you can, Please Bring a donation of non-perishable food, or a money donation for the Food Drive for Coos and Curry Counties--sponsored by the artists & writers.
A percentage of the sales of the writing/paintings and CDs of the show will be donated to the Food Drive also, so buy up! Thanks!
Show runs through December 2010.
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October 15, 2010 deadline to enter by e-mail to angela@artula.org
October 18th deadline for jurying in person to 47134 Hwy 101
Art 101: Masks from Found Objects juried show. 541-347-9123
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Friday, October 15, 2010 Postmark Deadline to enter
Florence Events Center-- Celebrate Arts! 2010--A Juried Show
For information call 1-888-968-4086
Show Runs November 5th - November 14th.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, OR
"Urban Landscapes" Exhbit runs 9/28-11/4/10
Local artist Mike Ousley has a painting Hawthorne Portland Bungalows juried into the show. http://www.greshamartcommittee.org
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Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
"Little Pieces of Time" Art history lecture by Anne Sobbota, art historian and director of Sage Gallery. $5 non-members, CAM members free
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I missed getting this announcement in the art newsletter--sorry.
Ava
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Second Street Gallery is pleased to announce that Dolores Egger, a prominent Nortwest national artist from the Portland area, will conduct a workshop entitled Seascape Workshop In Oils, Saturday October 9th, from 9AM until 4PM. The workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate level artists.

Egger has authored 4 instructional books, "Expressions In Oils", and has taught oil painting for over 30 years. She attended Miller Smith of Pasadena School of Fine Arts. Her work was awarded first place in the National Art Exhibit American Mothers of Oregon and was runner up in the National Art Exhibit in New York City.

For additional information, materials list and registration information contact Richard Rahmlow, Executive Director, Second Street Gallery in Old Town Bandon at 541-347-4133 or e-mail him at info@secondstreetgallery.net.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

LACDA

Formatted announcement and complete prospectus:
http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html

Direct link for registration:
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=208615




Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
107 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
lacda.com



SNAP TO GRID:
the UN-Juried Exhibit

Every entry shown!





reception for prior snap to grid

Show your work in our un-juried exhibit featuring digital art and photography. All entries will be printed (8.5"x11" on heavyweight paper) and shown in our gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit JPEG files of original work. Multiple entries are permitted. Separate registration required for each image. Exhibit is limited to space available, early entry is advised.

All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Digital video stills and screen shots of web/new media are acceptable. Documentation shots of digital installation and digital sculpture are acceptable.

Special consideration is given to "Snap to Grid" artists for inclusion in future exhibits. Entrants to our calls for submissions form the pool of artists from which we select the majority of our exhibitors. There have been a large number of "Snap to Grid" participants who have been included in group exhibits, as well as a number of solo shows. Proceeds for "Snap to Grid" benefit these gallery programs and keep LACDA thriving. Exhibit your work, build your resume, and support our gallery. Everybody wins!

Location: This call is international, open to all geographical locations.
Show Dates: November 11-December 4, 2010
Deadline for entries: October 25, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday November 11, 7-9pm (in conjunction with Downtown Artwalk)
Entry Fee: Registration fee is $30US.

Submission Rules:
Registration and submission are done online only. JPEG file uploads are the only accepted submissions under 2MB each. Please do not send materials to LACDA. All materials sent to LACDA will not be viewed and cannot be returned.

Multiple Entries:
Multiple entries are permitted. $30 registration fee for each additional image. Separate registration required for each image.

Two easy steps to exhibit your work at LACDA...

1) Register here (one registration fee for each image):
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=208615

2) Upload images here (separate upload for each image):
http://lacda.com/UploadPage/forms/form1.html


Gallery Statement:
Every year for 50 years the L.A. Municipal Gallery has held its "Open Call" exhibit where any artist can show up with their art and an entry fee (to benefit gallery programs) and the piece is shown. The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art decided to launch an international experiment of the same nature where the artists upload images that are printed and hung by the gallery. The hundreds of works are displayed in a grid like installation (reminiscent of postcard art shows of the 1980's) where every work submitted is exhibited.

The usual (less than democratic) selection process where only the precious few are chosen is turned on its head in a curatorial anarchy where everyone gets to participate and the viewer is literally left to be the judge. The show represents a snapshot of a current moment in art history when digital imaging has reached the hands of the many, an age where culture belongs to the "mobblogers" around the globe. From Thailand to Texas, amateur to academic, beautiful to banal and beyond the monumental quantity and variety of "Snap to Grid" becomes an aesthetic experience where each individual piece adds to an agglomerate effect that has a life of its own.



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Class for Print Making

Click on image for larger view

Monday, September 20, 2010

Next To The Last Chance

If you traditionally wait until the last moment to do your Christmas shopping, Santa is in the chimney. That’s right, if you planned to enter the CAM Biennial your time is up. Today, tomorrow and Wednesday are the last days for entries in the show.

This is a chance to see your art hanging in a real, live art museum. How can you pass that up? And for all of the “REAL” artists out there turning your, oh so patrician noses in the air, if you want the quality of the art in this show to be commonplace sit on your hands. This is a show where anyone can enter; there is no jury except for the participants.

That’s right, there are no blue-noses sniffing and snorting at what constitutes ART, just the folks who enter and if you do REAL art and don’t enter because you don’t want to end up hanging on a wall with some amateur then the quality of the show will suffer and who’s fault is that?

So, get your frames together and go to the Coos Art Museum before it is too late. Pay the entry fee, if you enter three pictures it’s only $35.00, and take your best shot. You’ll get to see your work in a museum and if the public likes it enough you get…a private showing at a future date. If that doesn’t make your juices flow maybe you’re a quart or two low? Com-on, your own show, a chance to get all of those pieces juries rejected, wrongly, hung and vindicated, that’s neater than sliced bread.

Don’t wake up on Thursday and find that the moment has passed you by, the CAM Biennial comes only once every two years, (which is why its called a biennial), and that’s a long time to wait to make up for your tardiness. So don’t be a fool, stay in the really big sheeeeeeew! Okay so maybe most of that phrase has been used before, but it’s true, the show is here, the time is now and if you don’t play ya can’t win.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Classes at Easy Lane Frames & Select Art Gallery

Class size is limited to 8, so be sure to register early. Call 541-756-7638 or stop by at 3440 Broadway in North Bend. Pick up your supply list when you register.


-Beginning Watercolor with Sherry Howk. Mondays, starting October 4 to October 25th, from 10:00 to 12:30 PM. Come and learn the basic techniques and design concepts right from the beginning point. Fee = $60.

-Drawing: The Art of Perceiving with Cindy Rockwood.
Tuesdays starting on October 5 to October 26th.
Beginning Level One: 10:00 to 11:30 AM,
AdvancedLevel Two: 1:30 to 3:00 PM.
Anyone can learn to draw and can improve their skills. Fee = $60

Color & Contrast Exploration with Carolyn LeGrand.
Fridays starting on October 8 to October 29th
from 10:00 to 12:00 noon. All levels
and mediums are welcome. Fee = $60

Workshop: Creating with Silk Fibers with Liz Brende.
Come and create from colorful silk fibers.
Thursday, November 18th from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.
Learn some of the projects that are possible
from the sheets of these fibers.
Most materials are provided,
but pick up a supply list for additional items.
Fee = $40.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ava Richey's Art News

Art information follows this announcement.

Hello everyone,

We will be painting plein air this coming Monday, September 20th at Old Bandon Golf Links. We will meet at the Clubhouse at noon for lunch, then paint 1-4 p.m. This is an old style links course with sheep on the range. :) Should be fun.

Take Beach Loop Drive to the Best Western Inn at Face Rock, turn into the entrance and follow the road to behind the motel. The Clubhouse sits on a knoll back there.

My cell phone number is 541-297-6118 if you have questions. Hope to see you there.
Ava
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If you are frustrated at how long an art project takes to complete, check out this French installation artist's website. This particular project is one that he started working on in 1992 and, if he gets his permitting, it will show for 14 days in 2012.

Whether you agree, or not, with the idea of stringing large amounts of cloth on cables over the Arkansas River in southern Colorado---you have to admire the fortitude of the artist and the magnitude of his projects. Interesting mockup paintings of how it should look when completed are posted on the website below. One of our local artists had the opportunity to work on one of this artists large scale projects in the past.

http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/otr.shtml
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Wants to buy: "Painter's Paint Pens", Ultra Fine Nibs Only, Any Color, Linda at 541-425-5012
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Art Information:

Attention current and former students of Fred Vassar's watercolor classes: Please plan on participating in a show that will be held at Gallery by the Bay in North Bend in October 2010.
Let's show our support of this fine instructor by entering work in the show.
Please contact Jean Boynton at jeanboynton1@gmail.com
or Sally Rolicheck at salchek@aol.com
to say that you will be participating and supply the information about which paintings, etc. The show is coming right up. :)

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Now through October, 2010
Coquille Valley Hospital
940 E. 5th Street, Coquille, OR 541-396-3101
Artists who have work on display are David Castleberry, S.L.(Stephanie) Donaldson, Curt Hitch, Mike Ousley and Priscilla Wyatt.
If you have questions about the show, or are interested in having your work shown in future shows please contact Sharon Orchard at arago.sharon@gmail.com
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Saturday, September 18, 2010 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Heritage Place Residents Art Show
Champagne Reception--Please call for reservation 541-347-7502 if you plan to attend the reception.
Let's honor these artists who have paved the way for many of us.
Show runs through October 15th.
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Saturday, September 18, 2010 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Whistling Gallery, 87456 Whistling Dr, Bandon
Art Fair 541-404-7336 WhistlingGallery@gmail.com
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Saturday, September 18th, 3 -6 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St SE, Bandon
Kelp Basket Class, instructor is Carol Jones
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Monday, Tues., Wednesday, September 20th, 21st, 22nd
10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Deadline for drop off of art to Coos Art Museum for the CAM Biennial 2010. 541-267-3901 for more information, or http://www.coosart.org
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Thursdays, September 23rd through October 28, 2010
Coos Art Museum, Adult Advanced Watercolor Workshop with Liv Drahos and Julie Spence. 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $70 CAM members, $85 for non-members. Call Karen at 541-267-4877.
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September 24, 2010 5 - 8:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum Annual ---Fall Fling for the Arts.
Autumn Fund Raiser-- RSVP for dinner catered by Coachman Restaurant, silent auctions of Art and Fun. 541-267-3901 for more information.
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Saturday, September 25, 2010 Deadline to enter
Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR
Mayor's Art Show--Judge Sandra Fisher from Atlanta, GA
Show runs October 2nd - 29th, 2010
http://www.emeraldartcenter.org
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Friday & Saturday, September 24th & 25th
Create Cards that are gifts in this two day workshop
North Bend Houseing Authority, 1700 Monroe, North Bend, OR.
Instructor Carol Palleson, sponsored by the Coast Calligraphy Guild. Contact:Holly Rodenkirk by email, phone or in person at:
541-269-4696, hollyrodenkirk@verizon.net
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Deadline for registration:
Umpqua Valley Arts Assn in Roseburg. http://www.uvarts.com 541-672-2532
Plein air painter Mitch Baird. Class is Sat & Sun, October 16th & 17th, 2010
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Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
"The Silver Age of Russian Art" Art history lecture presented by Anastasia Savenko-Moore $5 non-members, CAM members free.
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Friday, October 1, 2010 5-7 p.m.
Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
Opening reception for CAM Biennial 2010
Show runs October 1st - November 27th, 2010
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 9:00 a.m.
Artists participating in the Artists & Writers Exchange Show please drop off your art at Southern Coos Hospital by 9:00 a.m. or contact Ava Richey at 541-347-4643 or yarnfarm@harborside.com to make arrangements to drop off art before Wednesday.
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Saturday, October 9, 2010 1-4:00 p.m.
Port Orford Arts Council sponsors
Beginning/Intermediate Collage--How to Get Started or Where to Go--Instructor Susan Lehman $30 + $5 Materials Fee--Everything Provided--Dress for mess.
Located at the ARTS A-Frame in Port Orford
Class size 6 - 10 people. Contact Elaine Roemen to register at 541-332-0688. For questions about the class contact Susan Lehman at studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Saturday, October 9, 2010 Postmark Deadline for
Fish & Fishing Art Juried Art Exhibition
Coos Art Museum http://www.coosart.org for guidelines and entry forms.
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Sunday, October 10, 2010 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Opening Reception for the Artists & Writers Exchange Show: "Food for Thought"
Southern Coos Hospital, 900 11th St. SE, Bandon
There will be music and refreshments.
If you can, Please Bring a donation of non-perishable food, or a money donation for the Food Drive for Coos and Curry Counties--sponsored by the artists & writers.
A percentage of the sales of the writing/paintings and CDs of the show will be donated to the Food Drive also, so buy up! Thanks!
Show runs through December 2010.
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October 15, 2010 deadline to enter by e-mail to angela@artula.org
October 18th deadline for jurying in person to 47134 Hwy 101
Art 101: Masks from Found Objects juried show. 541-347-9123
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Friday, October 15, 2010 Postmark Deadline to enter
Florence Events Center-- Celebrate Arts! 2010--A Juried Show
For information call 1-888-968-4086
Show Runs November 5th - November 14th.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
"Little Pieces of Time" Art history lecture by Anne Sobbota, art historian and director of Sage Gallery. $5 non-members, CAM members free
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Autumn at Easy Lane Frames & Select Art Gallery by Jane Snoddy

We all know that these can be discouraging times, but if we all pull together and support one another we can make the most of it. We are hoping that each artist will take the time to personally invite their friends and neighbors to attend art openings, special shows and classes offered. Many people respond when they receive that personal invitation. One of the first things that you can invite others to attend is ArtWalk on the second Thursday of each month. Without the help of the media it is difficult to get the word out. ArtWalk is a pleasant evening with refreshments, guest artists to meet and just time to leisurely stroll through the galleries and other venues open for this event. All the businesses need your support, even if you are just looking and finding inspiration. I know that the 50 local artists that we represent would appreciate your support and encouragement.

Our new show, entitled “Who Am I?”, features the work of emerging artist Kenneth “Jaymi” Pembroke. Jaymi was born in San Bernardino, CA and raised in this area through middle school. His first art show was in the fifth grade when his work was displayed outside his classroom. I had the pleasure of having him as an art student at North Bend Jr. High. He was interested in every facet of art and loved a challenge. Jaymi returned to California where he studied art in high school and continued to earn certificates in visual merchandising and fashion design. He participated in designing and creating two distinct lines, one for women and one for men, for a student fashion show. Jaymi returned to our area and I’ve had the pleasure of having him in watercolor class for the last three years. His work has grown in leaps and bounds. His specialty has been the female form and impressionistic work. He likes to take cartoon and comic book characters and create fresh, new portraits. Come to see some of his latest works from the ‘80’s pop culture cartoon series. Jaymi will have prints and cards available in the gallery. Here is your chance to meet and encourage an exciting new artist during ArtWalk on October 14th from 5:00-8:00 PM.

When you are getting ready to frame or mat your next article we hope that you will give us a chance to bid on it. We are a full service matting and framing business. We give 10% off for all students, BAAA and CVAA members, plus the military. Let’s see if we can save you some money and still make your work stand out from the crowd.

Big Quilt & Fabric Arts Show in Coos Bay this weekend, from Sharon Leahy

Hi Quilties and Artsies --

The Coos Sand 'n Sea Quilt Show will be Saturday and Sunday, September 18th and 19th, at the Boys & Girls Club, at 3333 Walnut Street in Coos Bay. There will be 12 vendor booths, a member's handmade items sales boutique, and over 200 quilts and fabric arts entries to inspire and delight you.

There will be made-to-order sandwiches at the snack bar this year, along with salads, our fabulous cookies, and hot coffee, tea, and chilled cans of soda.

On top of all that happiness, there will be continuous demos for your pleasure:

Saturday

11:00 -- Genii Robison entertains us with embellished "Rick Rack Wonders" --

12:00 -- Mary Schroeder will demonstrate how to block your quilts (using lasers !!!)

1:00 -- Chris Malone will show us how to do "Easy Padded Applique" --

2:00 -- Carol Clark will demo "One Yard Wonders" --

3:00 -- Bev Gunson will demo "Girlfriend Gifts" --

4:00 -- Nina Baker will show us how to do "Needle Tatting" --

Sunday

11:00 -- Nancy Bordeaux shows us "Steps to Success with Metallic Threads"

12:00 -- Pam Boatright will teach us "Pam's Scrambled 9 Patch"

1:00 -- Merrel Smith will demonstrate "Paperless Paper Piecing" --

2:00 -- Joann Smith will demonstrate "Pinless Drunkard's Path" --


All this fabulousness is yours to enjoy, Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th! See you there!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Print Making Class

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Talk, Talk, Talk



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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Outreach



I had the great good fortune to spend some time Monday with the Plein Air group working at the Charleston Boatyard. The Boatyard is a wonderful place to work and if you haven't you should check it out, but be a responsible artist, contact the yard manager and ask. This is a working yard where many large things go buzzing about and they aren't looking for painters. Maybe you should ask Ava to arrange another day for the group so that you can join them.

The Plein Air group works outside in the tradition of the Impressionists. This presents the painter with a number of challenges, keeping the lint, bugs and flying firth out of the paint, staying warm enough to hold a brush and dealing with the shifting winds and people, machines and shadows which insist on blocking your view.

And then you get to paint.

Some of us find working in our studios with no distractions and threats of immediate death to any who dare to enter the Holy of Holies hard enough, just imagine packing up all of your tools and going out of doors. I'd be lucky to remeber to take the lens cap off. (Yes, the Plein Air group is a tolerant bunch, they even allow photographers to join in their fun and they don't whisper behind the photographers back. [At least until after they get their fill and leave.])

So thanks Monday Plein Air group. I hope I was a good guest and that you'll have me back sometime and here are a few of the images I managed to capture.



What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit. ~John Updike

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Plein Air Comes to Charleytown

The Bandon plein air group invaded the Charleston shipyard Monday and the faded ships and idle machines seem to glow with a new magic.



Ava was there to make sure everyone was okay and out of harm's way...



Some sat it out,



While others went straight to their work...



Some used an easel,



while some got up close and personal.



some worked quietly...



and some put their heads together...



some just worked by themselves...



some got a hand form the local art critic...



and some went off in search of inspiration.



some waited for a sign,



and the Sage just smiled.

Trouble in River City

Yesterday, while I should have been wadding around in a bog, taking pictures and feeling like Frank Buck, I was fighting a bug, a dirty, nasty, despicable computer bug. No, I did not get it from going to one of those sites. In fact I didn’t get it at all, but I knew about it almost the second it happened, the long suffering wife emitted a stream of most unladylike words and a scream and by the time I made it in from where I was, up to my elbows in cat litter, (Hey, you have to dredge the boxes if you expect to live without the neighbors saying things about the “crazy” cat people.), the nasty was busily send out pop-ups telling the Spouse how her computer was infected.

Now it wasn’t and those pop-ups if activated will take your information and give it to identity thieves and pornographers and used car salesmen. So I washed off the cat litter and began a four hour fight to disinfect her computer.

In the end all was well, the bug gone and the computer restored to its well behaved, pop-up free self, but it was a battle.

Now I know this is a blog about art and I won’t go into all of the Dixie-whistling I did to restore the machine, but I will say one thing, Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes is a free, that’s right, free program which anyone can download and run and will, if updated regularly beat the tar out of any bug you might innocently pick up.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Sure there’s always a version which you can pay for and the producer surely wants you to do so, but the free version will do all, but the most dastardly bugs to death.

If you use the Net, you should download and learn to use this product. It will keep your machine out of the shop, save you mucho dollars in repair bills, (The shop will just download and install Malwarebytes and run it until the infection is gone so why should you wait and pay them to do it?), and keep you up and running so that you can be creating more art.

It’s for the best and you should do it, but I don’t want to be a nudge so I won’t say, you should download and learn to use this program any more, but you should.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fame, Fortune and Fowl

Birdwoman of Coos County, Kelle Herrick has brought more fame and fortune, okay, so fame and a coupla bucks, to her collection of awards and honors, she has been selected as the Salem Audubon Society’s 2010 Photo Contest Grand Prize winner. And no wonder, when you see the work she offered for this contest you will weep, (sell your camera, join the French Foreign legion, etc, etc…) And so without further ado, brouhaha or clap-trap, here is the big winner.



Now I personally wouldn’t get up at three in the am, slog through the marshes, and carry a hundred and fifty pounds of equipment like a surfer Sherpa, but when you do pictures like this happen. Damn! The girl is goooooooood. Could you see if maybe some of those fowl would take a ten o’clock brunch meeting?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ava Richey's Art News

Hi Everyone...

We will be painting at Giddings Boatworks, 63106 Troller Rd, in Charleston on Monday, September 13th, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Turn south on the road at the east end of the drawbridge (by Charleytown) and go to the end of the road.

Pick a spot where you would like to paint. Stay out of the way of the working folks and park out of the way please. There is a restroom on site.

We will meet at the Sea Basket Restaurant (6350 Kingfisher Rd) by the Charleston Boat Basin at 12 Noon for lunch if you would like to eat before painting.

If you would like to carpool or caravan from Bandon, please meet me at the north end of the Ray's Foods parking lot (close to Bree's) on Monday at 11:15 a.m.

My phone is 541-347-4643, cellphone is 541-297-6118.
Thanks!
Ava
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Art Information:
AD: Bandon Cranberry Weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10, 11 & 12, special sale at Bandon Artist Supply: 15% off everything in the store. Fri & Sat 10 -5 p.m. and Sunday 10 - 4 p.m..
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Coos Art Museum is having their annual fall fundraiser "Fall Fling". Help support our regional art museum by donating a painting for their auction. You can also send another painting for sale and get 50% of the sales price back (if it sells), and you set the minimum bid price. You get the painting back if it doesn't sell.

To make it easier to donate, you can drop off your paintings at Bandon Artist Supply (541-347-4482) between now and next Tuesday, September 14th at 3 p.m. That's when Pat Snyder will come from Coos Bay to pick them up and take them to the Coos Art Museum for us. He volunteers at the museum and is helping facilitate the process.

There will be donation forms at Bandon Artist Supply also. Thank you! Bring a bio too, if you want one displayed at CAM.
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Calls to Artists:
Art 101:
Masks from Found Objects--A juried exhibit open to all ages.
1-4 masks, original designs only, innovative thinking encouraged. Must use marine debris or other found objects.
All work must be for sale, 60% to artists.
October 15, 2010 Submit photos of masks by e-mail to angela@artula.org/ and/or October 18, 2010 deliver masks for jurying to Art 101, 47134 Hwy 101, Bandon, OR 541-347-9123
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Coos Art Museum:
CAM Biennial 2010 --A non-juried show, lots of fun, lots of art.
Show Runs October 1 - Nov. 27. Art drop off dates are Sept 20, 21, 22nd at CAM. http://coosart.org for more information.

Fish & Fishing Juried Art Exhibition
Show runs at Coos Art Museum from 12/10/10 - 2/19/11
Deadline to enter is October 9th. http://coosart.org for info.
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Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR :
Mayor's Art Show-- Judge Sandra Fisher from Atlanta, GA
Show runs Oct 2nd - Oct 29th
Deadline to enter is Sat. Sept 25th, 11 a.m. - p.m. http://emeraldartcenter.org
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Florence Events Center
Celebrate Arts! 2010-- A Juried Show
Show Runs November 5th - Nov. 14th
Postmark deadline to enter is October 15th. For information call 1-888-968-4086
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September 9, 2010 6:30 - 7:30
Bandon Public Library, City Park

Reception for Monday Plein Air Painters show. Light refreshments served. Show runs through September.
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September 9, 2010 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Gallery by the Bay 2100 Union St, North Bend
Art Walk opening featuring artists from their board including Jean Adamson, Jean Boynton, Ina Christensen, Vanessa Jorgensen, Sally Rolicheck and Sarita Southgate, Matt Vegar. A special memorial wall will have Robert Rolicheck's artwork displayed.
Show runs through September. Gallery open Mon,Wed,Fridays from 10-2 p.m. 541-267-1693
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Saturday, September 11, 2010 7:30 p.m.
Sprague Theater at City Park, Bandon
Bringing Jack Back Mural Restoration fundraiser
Singing, Dancing, Lovely Desserts. $10 Adults, $8 Kids,
Elegant attire suggested.....or not.
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Now through September 19, 2010
Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133
"Seeing Red, Oregon's Cranberry Harvest"
Photography by Lynn Ketchum from OSU. Free and open to the public.
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Cranberry Bog Tours
beginning Friday, September 10, 2010
Second Street Gallery, Old Town Bandon
Linda White, OSU, will be leading guided tours to a local cranberry farm. Also a video on harvesting cranberries will be shown during the weekend. Free and open to the public.
Tour Schedule: Please meet at Gallery 15 minutes prior to departure time. Limit to groups of 20.
Friday 10th at 2:30
Saturday 11th at 1 & 3:30
Sunday 12th at 1:00 p.m.
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Saturday, September 11, 2010 1 - 3:00 p.m.
Second Street Gallery, Old Town Bandon
An exhibit and demonstrations focusing on various uses of cranberries for decoration and consumption.
Free and open to the public.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010 11:00 a.m.
Eden Hall on SOCC Campus, Coos Bay, OR
Bay Area Artists Assn. monthly meeting
Liv Drahos will give a presentation on selecting and preparing art for marketing at juried shows and other events. Everyone is welcome.
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Saturday, September 11, 2010 4 - 7:00 p.m.
Second Saturday Art Walk---Many locations, Downtown Brookings..Meet Pete Chasar at Manley Art Center Parking lot at 4 p.m. for guided tour of art walk.
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Wedensday, September 15, 2010 deadline for submitting inspired entries for Artists and Writers Exchange show (A.W.E.) which will hang at Southern Coos Hospital during Oct/Nov/Dec 2010. Contact: Ava Richey 541-347-4643 yarnfarm@harborside.com
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September 24, 2010 5 - 8:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum Annual ---Fall Fling for the Arts.
Autumn Fund Raiser 541-267-3901 for more info.
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Friday & Saturday, September 24th & 25th
Create Cards that are gifts in this two day workshop
North Bend Houseing Authority, 1700 Monroe, North Bend, OR.
Instructor Carol Palleson, sponsored by the Coast Calligraphy Guild. Contact:Holly Rodenkirk by email, phone or in person at:
541-269-4696, hollyrodenkirk@verizon.net
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Saturday, October 9, 2010 1-4:00 p.m.
Port Orford Arts Council sponsors
Beginning/Intermediate Collage--How to Get Started or Where to Go--Instructor Susan Lehman $30 + $5 Materials Fee--Everything Provided--Dress for mess.
Located at the ARTS A-Frame in Port Orford
Class size 6 - 10 people. Contact Elaine Roemen to register at 541-332-0688. For questions about the class contact Susan Lehman at studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

One Last Chance

Results of the CRAA Nationals


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Call to Artists: Fish & Fishing Juried Art Exhibition

2010December 10, 2010 – February 19, 2011 Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony –Friday, December 10, 2010, 5-7 p.m.

Download the Registration Form here.

GUIDELINES


Eligibility
Open to all artists—painters, sculptors, photographers and printmakers—over 18 years of age. Artists are invited to submit up to three original works of art on any theme related to fish, sport fishing or the fishing industry. Works selected by jurors from submitted entries will be chosen on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution. All works must be original and completed within the last two years. Coos Art Museum’s “Fish and Fishing Art” jurors will be the final authority on eligibility. Accepted works meant for wall hanging must be ready with all necessary hardware in place.

General Rules Artists may submit up to three (3) entries, with a non-refundable fee of $15 for the first entry and $10 each for the second and third submissions. These entries must have been created within the last 2 years (2009-2010) with an unframed size limitation of four (4) feet by eight (8) feet and a weight limitation of 50 pounds.

ELIGIBLE ART MEDIUMS: Allowed with the following criteria

Paintings – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
Drawings – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
Hand pulled prints, etchings, serigraphs – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
Photography (film or digital) - limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
Mixed media – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
Fiber & textiles – wall hangings – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame
Fiber & textiles – wearable – must supply display device
Small sculptures – weight limitation of 50 lbs and 48″ in any direction
Glass – blown, fused or leaded stained – if to be suspended, must include a secure hanging or display device
Turned and carved wood – weight limitation of 50 lbs and 48″ in any direction
Jewelry – only if ALL elements were created by the artist
NOTE: If your work is a replica of another person’s work – Title MUST contain notation of the original work and original artist. Example: “……….A Study of the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo DaVinci”

INELILGIBILE ART MEDIUMS: Not allowed

Video, motion picture film, audio, computer generated digital works, giclée prints of original fine art.
Furniture.
NOTE: If you are unsure on ELIGIBILITY, contact Coos Art Museum.

ACCEPTANCE: Coos Art Museum reserves the right to reject any work(s). Receipt of works at the Museum prior to the opening does not constitute acceptance into the exhibition.

Submissions can be either digital files or slides.

Digital files must be in jpg format minimum of 300 dpi at approximately 8” x 10” all on one CD-ROM. All CD’s must be labeled, on the outside, with the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, date completed, and size of the collages/assemblages. 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
Slides must be 2″ by 2″ mounted, each marked with the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, date completed, and size of the painting. Please denote the top of the work on the slide and submit in a plastic jacket. No glass-mounted slides will be accepted.
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.
All information on the original entry as to title, size and price must remain the same on the accepted entry. Entries must be original in concept, composition and execution. Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly from any published or copyrighted work.

Deadline for submissions is a postmark of October 9, 2010.

Send submissions, completed forms and entry fee to Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420. Include with your entry a self-addressed, 6×9 stamped envelope (SASE) for submissions CD and slide return and acceptance letters with shipping information. Notice of acceptance will be sent by October 22, 2010.

Winning an Award
The winning First Place will receive a cash prize of $500.

The winning Second Place will receive a cash prize of $350.

The winning Third Place Award will receive a cash prize of $250.

4 Honorable Mention ribbons will also be awarded.

Sales
The Museum will make resumes of artists whose works are accepted available to visitors during the exhibition. Works may be available for sale. Artist agrees to donate 30% of any sale to Coos Art Museum. The 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.

Delivery and Pickup of Art Works

Artists whose work is accepted must have artwork delivered to the museum via carrier service at their own expense for arrival between November 29 and December 03, 2010. Hand delivered work will be received at the museum on Friday, December 03, 2010 between 10 am and 4 pm, Saturday, December 04, 2010 between 1 pm and 4 pm and Sunday, December 05, 2010 between 10 am and noon. Coos Art Museum will not pay for return shipment of artwork. Artists must make pre-paid arrangements to have their work returned to them, or may pick up their work in person at the museum on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 4-6pm and Sunday February 20, 2011 between 10am and noon.


General Specifications

Two-dimensional works must be wired and ready for hanging and be no more than four (4) feet by eight (8) feet, excluding the frame. If done on a gallery-wrapped canvas, the art must encompass the sides of the canvas. Non-hanging pieces must be no larger than eight (8) feet in any direction, no heavier than 50 pounds and ready for display. If special display is required, directions must be included with the piece. All work must be labeled on the back or underside with the artist’s name, address, and phone number. Labels must also show the work’s Title, Medium, Date of Creation, and (retail) value of the piece as set by the artist. Art is insured while in the museum from November 21, 2010 through February 14, 2011.

The Selection Committee will have three Jurors:

Juror: Don McMichael
Juror Don McMichael served 20 years in the United States Coast Guard before retiring to pursue a career in art. While in the Coast Guard he developed a deep respect and admiration for the ocean and the underwater world of marine wildlife. Best known for his depictions of whales and other marine mammals Don has exhibited his art throughout the United States and abroad, and has received awards from such notable exhibitions as the Audubon Society and Mystic Seaport during their annual international shows. He is also an artist member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists, artist member of the United States Coast Guard Artist’s Group, avid supporter of the Cousteau Society, Center for Whale Studies and numerous other marine conservation organizations.

Juror: Anne Sobbota
Juror Anne Sobbota is the owner/manager of SAGE Gallery in Bandon, Oregon. Founded in 2007 SAGE represents about 85 artists from the West Coast and beyond. Anne is a graduate of California State University in Los Angeles with a BA degree in Art Education and an MA in Art History. She taught photography and television production in Corona, California for ten years and art history at Pasadena Community College and Glendale Community College. In addition to being an avid photographer she is also a specialist in the history of photography.

Juror: Andy Charles
Juror Andy Charles is a resident of North Bend, Oregon and an avid outdoorsman. A largely self-taught artist Andy has been painting and drawing since his boyhood days in Maryland. Before moving to Oregon he served as Artist in Residence at the Carnegie Art Center in Walla Walla, Washington. Occasionally Andy has done commissioned illustrations including a children’s book for the chief diver of the Cousteau Expeditions. He works in a variety of media including prismacolor, watercolor and oil. His works are noted for precise detail and a wide range of subjects including travel, history, surfing, wildlife and fishing scenes.


Coos Art Museum:

“Coos Art Museum is the cornerstone of visual arts on Oregon’s Southern Coast. Through collections, exhibitions and educational programs, we are building an arts and cultural community and promoting the appreciation, understanding and expression of visual art.” Located on the scenic southern Oregon Coast Coos Art Museum is the 3rd oldest art museum in Oregon. CAM traces its roots to the Coos Artist League, active since 1950. Members of the League conducted early operations in storefront locations before moving to a Carnegie Library Building. In 1982 Coos Art Museum members, acquired and remodeled the old US Post Office building, a historical art deco structure built in 1937. The Museum has five active galleries totaling almost 5,000 sq feet of display space and a 540 piece Permanent Collection of mid-20th Century and contemporary American art.

Download the Registration Form here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

35th Anniversary Women Only Photography Call for Entry



International Deadline: September 30, 2010 - To celebrate our 35th anniversary, New York's 'Professional Women Photographers' invites all women photographers - non-members and members, amateur and professional to submit entries. Jurors Elinor Carucci and Stephen Perloff will award $3000 in prizes and the Grand Prize image will appear on the cover of 'Imprints Magazine' Fall/Winter issue.

Photographs will also be exhibited at New York’s Soho Photo gallery from June 1-June 14, 2011.

AWARDS
Winners will be selected from four categories. Submissions may be made to more than one category, but an entry fee will be charged for each category entered. The categories are:

People
Places
Nature
Abstract

Selected images will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and others who appreciate fine art photography.

These images, as well as 20 Jurors’ Selections, will be exhibited in a two-week group show at New York’s Soho Photo gallery from June 1 – June 14, 2011 and in on online exhibition on the PWP website for six months, November 15, 2010 – May 15, 2011. An additional 30 images selected for Honorable Mention will also be included in the PWP online Exhibition.

Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $600 and have their image on the cover of IMPRINTS Magazine 2010 Fall/Winter issue. IMPRINTS Magazine, the official publication of PWP, is published in hard copy and online editions. The image will be in the Soho Photo gallery show and the PWP online exhibition.


First Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $300 and their selected image will appear in the Fall/Winter issue of IMPRINTS Magazine. Their image will be in the Soho Photo gallery show and PWP online exhibition.


Second Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $200 and their image will appear in IMPRINTS Fall/Winter issue. Their image will be in the Soho Photo gallery show and PWP online exhibition.


Third Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $100 and their image will appear in the Fall/Winter issue of IMPRINTS. Their image will be exhibited in the Soho Photo gallery show and PWP online exhibition.


Jurors’ Selections: 20 additional images will be included in the New York City group exhibition and the PWP online exhibition.


Honorable Mention: 37 additional images will be included in the PWP online gallery exhibition.

ELIGIBILITY
This Call for Entries is open to all women photographers, non-members and members, amateur and professional. PWP invites women photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible and must be limited in Framed Size to 24 x 30 inches.

JURORS
Elinor Carucci is an internationally recognized photographer whose photographs are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Houston Museum of Fine Art. Her work has appeared in such prestigious publications asThe New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Details, New York Magazine, W, Aperture, and Artnews. She has had solo exhibitions at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery, James Hyman Gallery and London’s Gagosian Gallery. Group shows include The Museum of Modern Art in New York and The Photographer’s Gallery in London.

In 2002, Chronicle Books published Carucci’s first monograph, Closer, which is now available in a second edition with an introduction by Susan Kismaric, Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA. Her second monograph, Diary of a Dancer was published by SteidlMack in 2005. She currently teaches photography at the graduate program of School of Visual Arts.

Stephen Perloff is the editor of The Photo Review which he founded in 1976, editor of The Photograph Collector, and editor of Focus Magazine. He has taught photography and the history of photography, and was the recipient of the Sol Mednick Award for 2000 for Photographic Education and the first annual Vanguard Award from the Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image in 2007.

He has curated more than 20 exhibitions, including the Woodmere Art Museum Photography Triennial in 2009/2010. His photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and reside in many museum and private collections.

ENTRY FEE
The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. The same image may be submitted to more than one category.

HOW TO ENTER

Click on this link to enter.
Create your account.
Pay your entry fee. Payments are made online by credit card.
Upload your images to the categories you select. (After payment, you can upload images at any time until the competition closes.)

Any questions, email open.calls@pwponline.org

IMAGE PREPARATION
Prepare your images as required before beginning the submission process. Submissions are only accepted via the online process. Submissions as email attachments, on CD, or prints are not allowed in this competition and will not be returned. Digital image files must meet the following specifications: 8 bit JPEG files (CMYK and 16 bits files will not be uploaded), the largest dimension should be 1280 pixels (width or height), resolution of 72 ppi, JPG compression quality of 7 or 8. Images will be viewed by the jurors as RGB images; therefore Adobe RGB or SRGB profiles should be used.

File names may contain a maximum of 25 characters, not counting .jpg. The file name may not include characters such as #, $, &, periods or other similar characters as part of the file, and should start with your name, then your first initial, and then the name of the file. There will be only one period in the file name, just prior to the file extension (i.e. Smith_J_filename.jpg). It's important to follow these instructions about the file name to allow the right storage into the image database.

Image title may not exceed 40 characters. Please note that image title is the name of the artwork, not the file name.

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION
Everyone whose image is chosen for the exhibitions will receive an email notification of the accepted image(s).

IMPORTANT DATES

Entries due: September 30, 2010
Notice of Acceptance: October 25, 2010
Online Exhibition: November 15, 2010 through May 15, 2011
Soho Photo gallery exhibition: June 1 – 14, 2011

EXHIBIT PRINTS
All accepted images submitted for exhibition must be printed and framed professionally. PWP recognizes that some work is non traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, PWP offers optional discounted printing, matting and framing services. Specific information on these exhibition services will be sent to the selected photographers with their notification of acceptance.

SALES
All work accepted for the gallery show must be for sale. PWP will receive a 20% commission on the sale of any work.

USE RIGHTS
By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant PWP the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and other PWP programs. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from PWP. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use.

Professional Women Photographers, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated in the State of New York.

Copy of this Prospectus can be viewed on the sponsors website at www.pwponline.org

Monday, September 6, 2010

Last Chance


Target Gallery Studio 2

5x5 Exposed
Exhibition Dates: November 6 - 21, 2010
Deadline for Entry: September 13, 2010

The gallery will be participating in the FotoWeek DC 2010 Festival by hosting our biennial small works show, this year with an emphasis on photo based mediums. All artwork must not exceed 5 inches in any direction, inclusive of frame.

Our juror is Kathleen Ewing, owner of Kathleen Ewing Gallery, which specializes in photography. She represents over 40 contemporary photographers and maintains an inventory of 19th and 20th century vintage photographs. She was the Executive Director of The Association of International Photography Art Dealers, from 1991 to 2007 and is also the Executive Director of the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington.

Click here to download a prospectus.
Click here to apply online. (Download and read prospectus completely before applying online!)


For a hard copy of a prospectus, send a SASE to:
Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Call: 703-838-4565 x 4
Email: targetgallery@torpedofactory.org

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Winners of the 6th Annual CRAA National Juried Art Exhibit at Crescent Harbor Gallery, Crescent City, Sept. 2010

Pete Chasar
for
Boulders and Sand



Susan Lehman
for
Nature Abstract



Wendy Malone
for
Day’s End





Susan Black
for
Storm at Ocean Beach



Sharon Guinn
for
Duet



Pat Snyder
for
South Slough Estuary Path



Trude Zmoelnig
for
Untitled

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ava Ricjey's Art News

Hello Everyone...

This coming Monday, September 6th we will be joining the Port Orford First Mondays Art Group to do figure painting with a live model, Lani.

The cost is $65 to be divided among those attending, so hope you can make it. It's at the Port Orford Library from 12 - 3 p.m. There are usually enough artists so that the cost is around $5 per painter. Let's keep supporting this project. Figure painting is good, basic study exercise for all of our art.

The Monday Plein Air Painters show is up at Bandon Library. The Reception is Thursday, September 9th, 6:30 - 7:30 in the room adjacent to the art. Light refreshments will be served. (Sorry for the conflict with NB/CB Art Walk).

The show will be up through September. Hope you will make time to go see it. There are 24 pieces in the show.
Thanks to everyone who participated.
Ava
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Art Information:
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15% off rubber stamps, inks, ink pads and cards/envelopes at Bandon Artist Supply through September.
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FREE: Round Glass Table Top, 42" diameter, contact Donna Cox at donnacox@gmail.com
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Port Orford--Art Studio to sub-let from mid-October to mid-February
$275/month (OBO) 8th & Washington Sts. Call Dana at 541-253-6136.
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Calls to Artists:
Coos Art Museum:
CAM Biennial 2010 --A non-juried show, lots of fun, lots of art.
Show Runs October 1 - Nov. 27. Art drop off dates are Sept 20, 21, 22nd at CAM. http://coosart.org for more information.

Fish & Fishing Juried Art Exhibition
Show runs at Coos Art Museum from 12/10/10 - 2/19/11
Deadline to enter is October 9th. http://coosart.org for info.
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Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR :
Mayor's Art Show-- Judge Sandra Fisher from Atlanta, GA
Show runs Oct 2nd - Oct 29th
Deadline to enter is Sat. Sept 25th, 11 a.m. - p.m. http://emeraldartcenter.org
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Florence Events Center
Celebrate Arts! 2010-- A Juried Show
Show Runs November 5th - Nov. 14th
Postmark deadline to enter is October 15th. For information
call 1-888-968-4086
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Saturday, September 4, 2010
The grand opening for Sage Place is scheduled on Labor Day weekend. Sage Place is located at 525 11th St. SE in Bandon. Beads, stained and fusible glass, and gifts will be available at the new location and there is a brand new classroom space. For information call the Gallery 541-329-0103

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Saturday, September 4, 2010 anytime after 8:00 a.m.

Coos Historical & Maritime Center is inviting artists to paint plein air at the waterfront on Saturday, Sept 4th---- at the site of their future building (directly across from Lumberman's and Motel 6), to participate in the celebration event. For complete information please contact Ava and I will forward the full invitation letter to you, or call Annie Donnelly at 541-756-6320.
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Now through September 19, 2010
Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133
"Seeing Red, Oregon's Cranberry Harvest"
Photography by Lynn Ketchum from OSU. Free and open to the public.
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Saturdays, September 4th 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Whistling Gallery Art Fair Laurel Grove, south of Bandon
Come see and shop at the Fair--Wood Carving, Jewelry, Metal Sculpture, Bird Houses, Chair Massage, Boxes, Frames, Purses and More, Fudge Truffels. 10% through holiday weekend.
Call Vickie Eichelberger at 541-404-7336 or Whistlinggallery@gmail.com
Also showing Cranberry related art for sale during August & September.
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Saturday & Sunday, September 4th & 5th
It's time for the annual Labor Day paintout at Winchester Bay:
Art by the Bay at Windy Bay. If you are interested in painting and selling prints & cards, please contact Cheryl LeVesque at charis24@netzero.net The food is good, and it's a good opportunity to show your art, and have fun.
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September 9, 2010 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Gallery by the Bay 2100 Union St, North Bend
Art Walk opening featuring artists from their board including Jean Adamson, Jean Boynton, Ina Christensen, Vanessa Jorgensen, Sally Rolicheck and Sarita Southgate, Matt Vegar. A special memorial wall will have Robert Rolicheck's artwork displayed.
Show runs through September. Gallery open Mon,Wed,Fridays from 10-2 p.m. 541-267-1693
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September 9, 2010 6:30 - 7:30
Bandon Library, City Park
Reception for Monday Plein Air Painters show.
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Cranberry Bog Tours
beginning Friday, September 10, 2010
Second Street Gallery, Old Town Bandon
Linda White, OSU, will be leading guided tours to a local cranberry farm. Also a video on harvesting cranberries will be shown during the weekend. Free and open to the public.
Tour Schedule: Please meet at Gallery 15 minutes prior to departure time. Limit to groups of 20.
Friday 10th at 2:30
Saturday 11th at 1 & 3:30
Sunday 12th at 1
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Saturday, September 11, 2010 1 - 3:00 p.m.
Second Street Gallery, Old Town Bandon
An exhibit and demonstrations focusing on various uses of cranberries for decoration and consumption.
Free and open to the public.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010 11:00 a.m.
Eden Hall on SOCC Campus, Coos Bay, OR
Bay Area Artists Assn. monthly meeting
Liv Drahos will give a presentation on selecting and preparing art for marketing at juried shows and other events. Everyone is welcome.
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Saturday, September 11, 2010 4 - 7:00 p.m.
Second Saturday Art Walk---Many locations, Downtown Brookings..Meet Pete Chasar at Manley Art Center Parking lot at 4 p.m. for guided tour of art walk.
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Wedensday, September 15, 2010 deadline for submitting inspired entries for Artists and Writers Exchange show (A.W.E.) which will hang at Southern Coos Hospital during Oct/Nov/Dec 2010. Contact: Ava Richey 541-347-4643 yarnfarm@harborside.com
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September 24, 2010 5 - 8:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum Annual ---Fall Fling for the Arts.
Autumn Fund Raiser 541-267-3901 for more info.
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Friday & Saturday, September 24th & 25th
Create Cards that are gifts in this two day workshop
North Bend Houseing Authority, 1700 Monroe, North Bend, OR.
Instructor Carol Palleson, sponsored by the Coast Calligraphy Guild. Contact:Holly Rodenkirk by email, phone or in person at:
541-269-4696, hollyrodenkirk@verizon.net
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Saturday, October 9, 2010 1-4:00 p.m.
Port Orford Arts Council sponsors
Beginning/Intermediate Collage--How to Get Started or Where to Go--Instructor Susan Lehman $30 + $5 Materials Fee--Everything Provided--Dress for mess.
Located at the ARTS A-Frame in Port Orford
Class size 6 - 10 people. Contact Elaine Roemen to register at 541-332-0688. For questions about the class contact Susan Lehman at studioblue@mycomspan.com
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