Tuesday, November 30, 2010

From Susan Lehman

From Dale Copeland in New Zealand! The Portrait of the Artist originally began as a self-portrait show but then expanded to include portraits of other artists...

I am currently on page two. Enjoy the show!
Susan : )




Dear Susan,


The Portrait of the Artist exhibition is now online. On www.tart..co.nz
115 portraits from 75 artists around the world. Well worth seeing.

The exhibition is in three rooms. I'll rotate the images every day so everyone has a turn at the top of the page.

Five judges (1 from each of Bulgaria, Australia and New Zealand, 2 from USA) will be giving me their selections to find 25 of the images to remain on exhibition, and to be printed larger in the book which will show all the submitted portraits.



And collages for the 13th exhibition/exchange are starting to come in, even though the deadline isn't until mid-March. Your sending early is very much appreciated.

Cheers

dale

Monday, November 29, 2010

Open Art Contest

- Winner's Art on the Cover of Artist Portfolio Magazine (Posted: 7/28/10) -- MyArtContest.com announces a call to artists. 1st Place: Cover Page, full page feature in Artist Portfolio Magazine, $250; 2nd Place: Page 1, full page feature, $100; 3rd Place: Page 2, full page feature, $50. Art must have been created by the artist within the last 3 years. All artist levels and experience are welcome to enter. This is an open art contest so we are looking for the best art to be on the cover of Artist Portfolio Magazine. You may submit flowers, animals, abstract, sculpture ... anything goes. $30 for 2 pieces of art. Deadline: December 1, 2010. Visit website to enter. Questions? Send email to info@myartcontest.com

Kinda late isn't it? I mean December 1, 2010 is like tomorrow. How do you expect'em to get something ready in twenty four hours? I know, be ready, but really...
I agree, but if you click the Visit website link, you'll go to a page where you'll find this...




My Art Contest "Comic Book, Anime, Manga Art Contest " Entry Form and Rules Page

ENTER NOW

RULES:
- Open to all levels, ages, mediums and styles of visual artists - painting, drawings, digital, photography, sculpture, etc ... Sorry, but no music or video productions.
- Submissions must be in the following format types: (jpg,jpeg,gif) and be less than 1MB.
- If a background is viewable we reserve the right to crop the image so only art is visible.
- Art work must be original and created by the artist submitting the art.
- The term "Comic Book, Anime, Manga " are open the artist's interpretation.
- You may enter as many times as you like.
- All art is placed on website for duration of contest, but it may take a upto a week to get the art posted online. We add all art manually.
- Top 3 will receive cash prizes and will receive a full page as a featured artist in Artist Portfolio Magazine.
- 20 Honorable Mentions will be featured in Artist Portfolio Magazine.
- $25 per entry form.
- Juror's decision is final.
- Deadline to enter is January 31, 2011

AWARDS: -

1st Place: $250 - Plus 1 full page feature in Artist Portfolio Magazine

2nd Place: $100 - Plus 1 full page feature in Artist Portfolio Magazine

3rd Place: $50 - Plus 1 full page feature in Artist Portfolio Magazine

20 Honorable Mentions - 1/4 page feature in Artist Portfolio Magazine

ENTRY FEE:
$25 - up to two images per entry. (non-refundable)
Secure payment with Credit Card through PayPal.

* No limit on the amount of times you enter.

IMPORTANT DATES:
All entries must be submitted by January 31, 2011
Winners will be announced on February 10, 2011.
Artist Portfolio Magazine will be distributed in the SPRING of 2011.

ENTER NOW

* All images submitted into MyArtContest.com's monthly contests remain the sole property of the artist. The views portrayed by art submissions remain the individual artist's perspective, not that of MyArtContest.com.
MyArtContest.com reserves the right to use any image submitted for promotion of our website.

Isn't it time one of the artists from the South Coast tooka swing at comic art? No, I mean comic book art not that you're art is comical. How 'bout it? Want go again? Only one click away from the entry forms.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ava Ricey's Art News

Hello Everyone,

This coming Monday, November 29th we will paint in at Brewed Awakenings in Bandon, across from the Shell gas station, corner of Elmira and HWY 101. We will meet 12 noon - 3 p.m.

Hope to see you there.
Ava
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Ad: Bandon Artist Supply--December Sale is 20% of one item, and 15% off all paints,brushes, and canvases.
175 2nd St, Bandon (on the pedway by thai restaurant.
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Art Information:

If any of you can recommend a person who is experienced in mending a tear in an oil painting on canvas, please contact Anne at Sage Gallery 541-329-0109 or sagegallery@mycomspan.com
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Packets, including the CD, for participants in the Artist/Writers Exchange (AWE) Show at Southern Coos Hospital are available for pickup at Bandon Artist Supply, 175 2nd St, Old Town. Tues.-Saturday 10- 4 p.m. Please let me know if you would like me to mail yours to you.--Thanks! Ava
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If you have artwork in the Coos Art Museum Biennial Show (Public Hanging), the times to pick up your art work, if you haven't already, are 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30th and Wednesday, December 1st. Or call to make other arrangements 541-267-3901.
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Bandon Public Library has opening for artists to show their work in the Hallway Gallery, walls and locked cases.
Dates available for the walls are the months of June, Sept, October, November and December.
Dates available for the cases are all months except February.
If you are interested in showing please contact Nancy Stein at 541-404-4307 or stein.nancy4@gmail.com
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Coos County Fairgrounds Museum, Myrtle Point, OR
Museum for local Artists Permanent Exhibition
website: http://fairgroundsmuseum.coquillevalley.org
contact stevemeans@webenet.net or 541-260-1457
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Port Orford Arts Council has 2011 calendars for sale featuring paintings & drawings done by children who participated in "Art in the Park" Free Saturday classes at the POAC art center. The funds raised go to pay for materials and instruction for the 2011 Art in the Park program. $12 each..make great gifts!
available at POAC A-Frame, Funzone, Siren's Cafe, and Seaweed in Port Orford.
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Art 101--Laurel Grove--Purple Buildings south of Bandon
We want to carry local art work--art made from man-made repurposed items. We are looking specifically for gift and jewelry items for the gift shop--holidays are coming.
Fall/winter hours--Nov-Feb--will be Thursday thru Sunday 1-5 p.m.
closed Mon, Tues, Wed. http://www.artula.org 541-347-2859
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Showing Now:
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Check out the show at Coquille Valley Hospital in Coquille. Includes works by Andrea Dixon and Terry Magill and others.
If you are interested in showing your work there, leave your information with the person at the front desk, or contact Sharon Orchard at arago.sharon@gmail.com
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Now through November 30, 2010
Bandon Public Library shows "Double Vision", paintings by Mike Ousley in the hallway gallery. representing impressionist, expressionist and fauvist painting styles.
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Now through December 21, 2010
"Celebrate Photography Exhibition"
Second Street Gallery, Old Town Bandon 541-357-4188
60 works by southern Oregon photographers.
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Now through December
Artists/Writers Exchange 2010 "Food for Thought" show
Southern Coos Hospital
900 11th St SE, Bandon
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Now through January 15, 2011
"Lifer" show of pieces by David Drenth and Jerome Sloan, two men serving life sentences in Oregon State prisons.
Viewing is by appointment. Call Victoria Tierney at 541-347-9862, or Nella Abbott at 541-824-0779.

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Event Dates:
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December 1- 31, 2010
Bandon Public Library Hallway Gallery
Artwork by Liz Youngker on the walls.
Louise Handley will show "An Old Fashioned Christmas" in the cases.
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Dec.4th, 11th, 18th; Jan. 8th, 15th; Mar. 5th, 19th; April 2nd, 16th. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Port Orford Arts Council A-Frame
Buffington Park, Port Orford, OR
Terry Magill Watercolor Classes $15 for each class--pick and choose. Call Terry for more information at 541-572-5146.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Deadline to Enter
West Coast Biennial Juried Art Exhibition
Friends of the Arts at Turtle Bay (Redding, CA). Entries from CA, OR, WA & AK. Exhibition for both established and emerging artists working in differing media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Cash prizes. For prospectus: http://www.turtlebay.org/biennialcompetition
Show runs January 29th - April 10, 2011
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Friday, December 3, 2010 4-7:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson, Coos Bay
Dorothy Vaughan--Celebration of life, and special art sale of her life's work. Vaughan Gallery dedication at 6 p.m.
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Saturday, December 4, 2010 4-6 p.m.
Port Orford Gallery Walk. Six galleries hosting--Agate Gardens, Cook Gallery, Hawthorne Gallery, Johnson Gallery, Point B Studio,
and Tri-Angle Square Gallery. Maps to locations are available at the galleries. Light refreshments, art and handmade gift items.
541-332-0599 or johnsongal@yahoo.com
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Saturday, December 4, 2010
Open House
Coquille Valley Artists Assn
541-396-3294
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Saturday, December 4, 2010 10 a.m. -
HarborTown Events Center
Old Town Bandon
Crafters Market Faire--30 art, crafts vendors--original handmade.
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Friday, December 10, 2010 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR
Opening reception for "Fish - Fishing Art Competition"; Tony Adams' "Peacable Kingdom"; and "Truth to Tell"--the fiber artists of STiTCH. Shows run through 12/10/10 through 2/18/11.
Also at 6 p.m. will be the dedication of the Clare Wehrle Community Gallery with ORCO Arts Guild show of teen art from the storm drain project, and Multimedia Fantasy--art from the workshop taught by Anastasia Savenko-Moore.
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Saturday, December 11, 2010 7:30
Port Orford Community Building
Free Holiday Show: "The Musicians of Bremen"
please bring non-perishable food items for local food bank.
laurieprouty@gmail.com
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December 11, 2010 3 - 5:00 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery 1421 Bay Street, Florence, OR
Opening Reception for George Lewis, Jane Smoley, Muriel Wilhelmi, and Mary Beers, and the "Little Dickens" Miniature Show. http://www.backstreetgallery.org 541-997-8980
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:30 p.m. potluck, 5:30 meeting
Port Orford Arts Council holiday membership Potluck
At the A-Frame, Buffington Park, Port Orford
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Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 6, 7 & 8, 2011
Bandon Frame and Photo (Hidden Treasures)
Photoshop Class by Bill Kelsey...laptops preloaded with CS3 and a graphics pad will be provided. $125 for 10 hours instruction. Location & time to be announced.
541-347-1716 or cwales@bandonframe.com

Friday, November 26, 2010

Just When You Thought It was Safe to go back to the Internet

One more thing to be happy about, free, yes, free to starving artist or artists or not so starving artists, two color televisions. The first is a mammoth Zenith console model C36C86R 36” . It’s just a tiny bit smaller than a 1954 Packard, but it looks amazing. If you don’t watch television the thing makes a wonderful whatnot and if you do thirty-six inches of color right there in your very own living room. It is not HD and not likely to grow an HD port but if you can live with the older technology it’s yours. Bring a truck and two very strong guys. (No kidding it really will take at least two guys.) Available Monday 29 November just drop me an email so I can open the gate.

Two, a 27” RCA F27252GY table top model, although it would have to be a large table. This trusty old warrior has come a long way and still has years of service in it, never dropped, rained on, sworn at or used as a drink table at parties. You can carry this away Monday 29 November. It probably won’t fit in a back seat, so borrow a pal’s truck, wagon or SUV. No HD but if you can live with that its yours for a song. No you do not have to sing it is just an expression.

Miranda7039@yahoo.com

Call to Artists: Expressions West

2011 April 8 – May 28, 2011

Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony – Friday April 8, 2011, 5-7 p.m.

Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

1st: $1000 Award, 2nd: $750 Award, 3rd: $250 Award, 4 honorable mention ribbons

(Unlike past competitions, Expressions West 2011 will offer cash awards – not – purchase prizes)


Eligibility

Painters residing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are invited to provide up to three submissions in one or more of four media: oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor. Any and all themes of expression define the parameters of acceptable entries. Previous winners of cash purchase awards from Expressions West 2008 through Expressions West 2010 are eligible to enter, but will not be eligible to win a cash award.

General Rules – PLEASE NOTE, DIGITAL OR SLIDE SUBMISSION FORMATS ACCEPTED

Each artist can provide a total of up to three (3) submissions, There is a non-refundable fee of $20 for the first submission plus $10 for the second submission plus $10 for the third submission. Artworks submitted must have been created within the last 2 years (2009-2011) with a framed size limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches and a weight limitation of 40 pounds.

Images of each submission can be either digital files or slides.

Each digital file must be in jpg format minimum of 300 dpi at approximately 8 x 10 inches and all on one CD-ROM. Each artist’s CD must be labeled on the outside with the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, date completed, and framed size of the painting in inches. Name the electronic files as follows;
A_title of work.jpg

B_title of work.jpg

C_title of work.jpg

Abbreviate the “title of work” 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 framed size of the painting in inches. 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.
Paintings that are accepted must be the same as the images on the files or slides entered, no substitutions.
Deadline for submissions is a postmark of January 15, 2011. Send CD or slide images, completed entry form and entry fee to Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420. Include with your entry information a résumé as well as a self-addressed, 6×9 stamped envelope (SASE) for submissions return and acceptance letters with shipping information. The Museum will make résumés of artists whose works are accepted available to visitors during the exhibit. Notice of acceptance will be sent by February 4, 2011.

Award
First Place Award will receive cash prize of $1000.

Second Place Award will receive cash prize of $750.

Third Place Award will receive cash prize of $250.

Four Honorable Mention ribbons will also be awarded.

Sales
Works in the exhibition may be available for sale. Artist agrees to donate 30% of any sale to Coos Art Museum. PLEASE PRICE YOUR WORKS WITH THIS IN MIND! Sales made from the Museum are final. Artist is to be paid three weeks from end of show. Your entry confirms all terms of this agreement.

Delivery and Pickup of Art Works

Artists whose work is accepted must have paintings delivered to the Museum via carrier service at their own expense for arrival between March 28 and April 1, 2011. Hand delivered work will be received at the museum on Friday, April 1, 2011 between 10 am and 4 pm and Saturday, April 2, 2011 between 1 pm and 4 pm. 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 May 28, 4-6pm and Sunday May 29, 2011 between 10am and 2pm.


General Specifications

Works must be ready for hanging and have a framed size of no more than 48 inches by 96 inches. All work must be labeled on the back 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 March 28, through June 03, 2011.

Juror: Erik Sandgren
Painter and printmaker Erik Sandgren is tenured art faculty at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington. Sandgren received his M.F.A. from Cornell and his B.A. from Yale. He recently returned from a painting sabbatical voyage through the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia. Sandgren is known for his evocative depictions of the physical and historical landscape of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Many of his works derive substance from the mythology of Native American cultures and from the merging of coastal lands and waters which are such dramatic elements of the Northwest.

Among his awards are an Artist in Residence position at Rochefort-en-Terre in Brittany, France and a Fulbright Teaching Exchange to Hastings, England. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Broderick Gallery in Portland, Oregon and Karin Clarke Gallery in Eugene, Oregon, and at Coos Art Museum in 2003. He painted in Florence Italy while teaching for the Washington Community Collage Consortium for Study Abroad.

Coos Art Museum (CAM):

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. It is the third 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 Public Library Building. In 1982 Coos Art Museum membership acquired and remodeled the retired US Post Office building, a historical art deco structure built in 1937. Currently, CAM has six active galleries totaling 5,600 square feet of display space and a 540 piece and growing Permanent Collection of mid-20th Century and contemporary American art.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Still Life

Probably in the dim sooty light of those caves in France, a primitive man stared at bear skull and watched the firelight flicker and play across the white bone and suddenly knew he had to capture that image. It was after all the spirit of that bear and if he could hold on to it he could claim the powers of that great hunting beast as his own. He scooped up some ashes from the fire and mixed them with lard from the fat sizzling over the fire and with trembling hands marked out the edges of that skull on the cave walls.

Damn aren’t we lucky, no sizzling fat and if I had to do anything by firelight beyond reach for the remote the whole species would be in serious trouble. We get our colors from a tube and apply them to almost perfectly white canvas or paper. We have armatures to hang our clay on while we try to sort out just what it is we are doing, kilns to fire our pots, no weather delays while the clay waits by the dripping cliff for the rain to stop, wood cased pencils instead of charcoal snatched from the camp fire, steel tools to model the wood, stone, bone we use to hold our captured spirits, We’ve come a long way, Baby.

But the choice of things to serve as inspiration for art haven’t changed much since the cold and damp cave, we do people, landscapes, (Okay, Okay sea and skyscapes, picky, picky.), birds, animals and buildings, discarded trash and food.

The still life is one of the oldest forms of artistic study known to man. Remember we didn’t have mirrors until around 5000 BC, so the folks in those caves couldn’t see themselves unless they trekked down to the lake and that was a bit awkward trying to remember what expression you had when you got back to the cave.

So instead of starting the stone-aged Playboy the poor guy had to paint something that wasn’t on the move, because as you know woman’s work is never done. (Okay, so maybe one Cro-Magnon, talked his honey into standing around saber-tooth pelt-less, ‘cause you female lady type people are really a lot tougher than you look and going pelt-less can’t be any harder than being a cheerleader on the sidelines of a Green Bay Packer game in December in Wisconsin, but for the sake of my argument, we’ll say ya didn’t) And without a model, he turned to the left-overs from dinner.

Still life.

That’s the really great part about still life, its still. You can sketch it from one side and then change the light and do it from another angle. Change the light again and maybe you get a whole ‘nother spectrum of colors. There’s just no end to what you can do and until some busybody comes along and puts it in the fridge, you’ve got the prefect companion.

Which is why I am talking about this right now, Thanksgiving is a still life banquet just waiting for you. You remember those saber-tooth pelt wearing honeys? That’s the ones who want you to hear’em roar, well they are spending all week making things which will look just like Martha/Rachel/Paula brought them right out of the oven and if you stand still they’ll be gone in a twinkling and there’ll be nothing but people moaning and glasses of Alka-Seltzer to show for what was once an artist’s playground.

You aren’t going to let that happen are you? Not on you’re life, you are going to get out the pastels, oils, water colors and catch the baked yams right as they come from the oven, steam rising with maybe a golden turkey in the background? What about pies?

Now I know pumpkin can be a little plain before the whipped cream and there probably is one, who is on a restricted cholesterol diet, but he can have pie without the whipped cream and besides that ole saber-tooth gal has made enough pies to feed the entire Chinese ping-pong team visiting L.A for the world television premier of Pong World and they don’t eat all that much and make good pets so you can get in and get the pies before they get at’em and watch out for that dish towel!

Near miss, but in addition to looking good with or without saber-tooth they cam wield a dish towel like Zorro does a bullwhip and if you want to sit through the ball games on Friday better not make too much of a mess…

And don’t forget the camera! Take pictures, lots and lots of pictures. That way you and the saber-tooth one will stay on good terms and if you happen to wear the saber-tooth in your family, you’ll not only have something to spark your artistic impulses you’ll have a record of what that wonderful dinner looked like before the game.

Now aren’t you glad you slowed down enough to read my blog?



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Long after we've poisoned the planet with exhaust emissions, when aliens land and start excavating the lost civilization of the earthlings, you'll be there, some philatelist will have collected you and put you in an album and there you'll be to stun and amaze ET. You don't want to miss out on that do you? (Okay technically you'll be long dead, but your stamp will still be there.){I can too say philatelist, it's a good word and has nothing at all to do with...well it has to do with stamps and that's the truth.}

So click on the link for Zazzle and make your mark on history.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Being Ready Part Dux

What were you doing this morning? Were you tucked all snug in your bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in your head? Were you lingering over a second cuppa and wondering if working for a living wasn’t a contradiction in terms? Were you struggling with the kids to get them in the car and out the door sometime before the Next Coming?

Relax, we got a snow day. That’s right the schools are probably closed, the Big Guy isn’t going in to work and the second cuppa might be just a starting point. So are you going to spend your day baking cookies, (Listening to the screams of little children as they destroy the house in a severe reaction to cabin fever, trying to control the dog as the kids zip back and forth down the hall playing Starship Enterprise, or waiting on the Big Guy hand and foot) or will you grab a camera and head out into the snow?

Yes, I know using a camera runs counter to all of your artistic aesthetic, snapshots come from cameras, blurry pictures of the Grand Canyon come from a cameras, television comes from a camera, can you sink any lower than that?

Yes, if you pass up the chance to lay in a store of genuine New England, snow draped trees and frosted roadways, snow forts and fights and cathedral like spires of snow sculptures left over night as a gift from Winter.

Snow doesn’t often fall on Coos Bay, now I am a foreigner and have only been here since ’06 but in that time there have been just three days of snow. That’s a ton more than we used to get in Dallas and people here don’t lose their minds when the first flake hits, still it isn’t all that common and if you snooze you lose.

The South Coast is a never-ending canvas of wonders, blindingly beautiful sunsets, hello sun sets in the west, and landscapes you can actually see that haven’t been subdivided into postage stamp lots, colors from the cliffs to the wilds and forests, game of all kinds and fish in a real stream and not on ice, but snow, that’s pretty rare.

So what are you going to do about it? Turn up your nose and swear that people who paint from photographs should be soaked in hypo and buried with a stake of holly in their hearts, sorry wrong seasonal story, or are you wrapping up, no mittens you have to be able to reach the controls, and braving the frost to get a stock of snow pictures for the long, dark months ahead?

I did and I think I might just have found my Christmas card…


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Monday, November 22, 2010

Revival

Fry up the chicken and get out your hymnals it’s time to gather at the river for a good old-fashioned tent meeting.

But wait, it’s Thanksgiving and there’s a turkey to cook and folks to meet at the airport and nervous waiting for the family coming from the other side of the snow covered passes who can take a minute out for a revival?

You can fellow artist.

This is the time of the year when wonderful themes are everywhere and every room holds a subject for painting, sculpting, potting or photography, maybe two at once.

Sure Christmas brings the family together and there’s food on every table and presents everywhere and new cameras to unwrap but can you really step back and find the Artist’s eye in all of the merry making? Not a chance. If you aren’t stressed out from shopping and wrapping and fooding and merry making there’s the lights for the tree and unwinding them after a year of being stored in the attic or the cellar or boxed and stuffed in a closet, who has time to take a breath much less think about art? No Thanksgiving is much better.

Norman Rockwell knew what an opportunity the turkey day feast brings, there’s food on the table and family gathered ‘round, make a warm and cozy portrait.

Speaking of portraits, every try to get a family member to hold still long enough to capture a likeness? Just think, sixteen uninterrupted hours of football on every channel and all of the guys staring like slaves of the lamp just waiting for you to grab the sketch pad or camera or palette and work away.

Even if you are a painter and think photography is what people without talent do to make themselves feel better about being mindless drones, that camera can freeze the image for the long winter months ahead.

All that food sitting on the groaning table, perfect for still life just waiting for you and what are you doing? Hiding on the back stoop grabbing a smoke in the leper colony? Why aren’t you moving the pie onto a green background for a close up of holiday feast at rest? Turkey before makes a wonderful subject but a ruined bird after the kids have gotten at it? Try to find a way to make that work for a wall in the old museum.

Holidays can be the time of the year when families gather to open old wounds and bring out all of the reasons why they don’t live in the same town much less the same state or they can be the time when an artist can find subjects for the next six months. What will you be doing when the dishes are done…

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I Told You So

I did mention something about being ready? Well, here are a bunch of good reasons. Sure it's Thanksgiving and sure you are cooking turkey for six hundred and your obnoxious mother-in-law/brother/children are coming from Walla-Walla, not to mention how can you concentrate with the sound of sixteen football games going on simultaneously and you've been up for twenty straight hours because the dog has to go out every ten minutes, so what else is new?

Being ready means finding time and energy to deal with all of those daily life things and still be able to seize an opportunity when it comes up. So you don't do figure studies and you think they are slightly obscene and descent people just don't paint naked, what about the other three shows?

Two of them let you enter online, so there are no shipping charges to take money from your frantic Christmas shopping and you only have to pay if you submit so why haven't you taken a look at the prospectus?

Entering shows from places outside Coos County is part of the process of building your credentials. it is undeniably correct that a gifted artist can enter and win simply by submitting one work to one show. But it is also true that for most of us, digging in the art trenches is the way to success. Ever wonder why artists like S. L. Donaldson, Kimberly Wurster or Kelle Herrick receive so many honors and yet stay so invisible to the local art scene? What about Susan D'Amico, Susan Lehman or Pat Snyder, they seem always to be among the winners and yet seldom show up at openings or receptions. They spend that time in the studio, working, building their body of work.

They do that so when a contest, exhibition or show comes along they do have a body of work ready to submit. Gee, you suppose that's why they are recognized artists?

Artists have to work in many hats, they have their work, their vision, their craft to deal with and then they have to find a way to appeal to the public and promote their art. Can you say Juried Art Show?

When the holidays come and family gathers and the pressure and the panic and the hassle seem overwhelming, will you be able to steal a few minutes to find and enter a show so that over the holidays your work will be out there working for you, or will it just be another turkey day?

"Express Yourself" Artists of All Mediums

Call for entries: All mediums & visual styles of art/photography for an exhibit beginning on Febuary 4, 2011 at K.A.S. Gallery in Louisville's Mellwood Art Center (Louisville, Kentucky). Selected artist will exhibit for 6 weeks and be eligilble for a future solo show. 1 entry/image $15; each addititional entry is $5. No more than 5 entries per artist. Deadline: December 15, 2010. Selected artist will be notified within 30 days after the submission deadline. Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: K.A.S. Gallery, 1806 Mellwood Ave., Bldg B, Louisville, KY 40206. Questions? Contact K.A.S. Gallery at info@k-a-s-gallery.com.

"Creative Divergents Winter 2010 Showcase"

Call for entries (Posted: 10/17/10) -- Creative Divergents is now accepting submissions for an online exhibition. $1,000 (USD) award. All forms of creative works are encouraged - any media, subjects, and styles are welcome. Open to all ages, internationally. Winning submission determined by creative vision, innovation, potential to engage an audience, presentation (i.e. quality of the images submitted), and overall impression. See website for more information and past award recipients. $5 per submission (up to 3 images). Deadline: December 15, 2010. Questions? Please send email to info@creativedivergents.com.

"The Figure Now/Exhibition 2011"

Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery in St Louis, Missouri announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, February 4 - March 2, 2011. First Place: $1000, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $250. Juror: Michael Grimaldi. Open to emerging as well as established artists worldwide. All entries must portray the human figure. $35 for up to 3 entries. Deadline: December 15, 2010. Online submission only. Questions? Please contact Ellen Gochnour at egochnour@fontbonne.edu or call 314-719-3580.

Donkey Art Prize

The Prize is open to all artists, without any limits of age, sex, nationality or other qualification. Three categories: Painting, Photography, Digital Art. Awards: €5000, 100 finalists, a worldwide touring exibition February-May 2011 (Milan-London-New York-Tokyo), events and much more... read the regulations.
Deadline: December 15, 2010. Entry Fee: €30. Questions? Email info@donkeyartprize.com

Saturday, November 20, 2010

GIMP for Free!

So you downloaded Faststone Image Viewer and you made a donation so that the development team can continue to improve the beast and now you’ve mastered all the ins and outs and you just don’t have enough power and you’re thinking hard about buying another Microsoft money maker…

Now I am not anti-Microsoft and I have nothing against Bill Gates making another million or two, but I do prefer free.

And having said the F-word I will go on to demonstrate just what I mean. Before you take that credit card out of your wallet, try GIMP.

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,23351-order,4/description.html


What on earth is that you ask? I ought to give you the full acronymic explanation, but I won’t, I’ll just tell you. It is a powerful, complete Photoshop-like image processor which will do almost anything that the high priced box will do and you can have it for just a coupla clicks of your mouse.

There is something you must do first, download the downloader, see GIMP was developed for Linux and to run on Windows it has to do some stuff before it loads, but you won’t notice that just follow the instructions and then all will be well.

http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Yes, that’s the right link and now you can have all of the tricks and treats of Photoshop without mortgaging your home, which is good because in this market you know the appraiser is going to bring in the numbers twenty percent below what you have in it so best not to even worry about buying a photo processor and just download GIMP.

Yes, it is a bear to learn. You could probably carry on a conversation with Stephen Hawking with less background knowledge, but for free? Shucks you can put it on the drive and spend the next four or five years learning how to use it.

And the next time you see one of those manipulated images where the original was a llama and now it looks like the fourteenth green at St Andrews and what’s that strange yellow light and where is it coming from, you won’t have to go into creative envy. You’ll just crank up GIMP and have a whirl at doing it one better.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Coos Art Museum Announces the CAM Biennial “People’s Choice” Award Winner

Coos Bay – The votes have been counted and the public has spoken. Healing Mask, a raku ceramic wall-piece by Laurie Lee of North Bend, has been selected as the First Place – People’s Choice winner in the 2010 CAM Biennial. As a result of this selection she will be given a one person exhibition at the Museum in October 2011.

Lee is a graduate in advertising design and marketing from Boise State University and has been involved in artistic pursuits her entire life. She came upon the technique of raku, which is a ceramic method that is both exhilarating and unpredictable. She has been working on perfecting the firing of large free-form pieces and designing her own glazes for about 30 years. Known locally as the past owner of Java Jones Coffee House, she is currently working as a full-time artist. Her most recent works include a series of masks and leaf bowls. Lee is also creating paintings with subjects related to the healing arts. Her goal is to combine art with the healing arts and to open a center in the North Bend area offering a place for musicians, artists and healing under the same roof.

Other artists who received public attention and were awarded ribbons include: Roland Miranda (Charleston) who was awarded Second Place for his photograph Light at the Edge of Forever and Donald Sanné (North Bend) who was awarded Third Place for his acrylic, Legend of Haynes Inlet. Kimberly Wurster (Coquille), Vanessa Jorgensen (Coos Bay), Gloria Tinker (Leaburg) and Susan Lehman (Bandon) all received Honorable Mention.

Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students and seniors, free to museum members.

Ava Richey's Art News

Hello Everyone,

This coming Monday, November 22nd, we will meet at Old Town Pizza in the McNair Building, corner of Delaware and 2nd Street, (next to the 'Welcome to Old Town' Arch). We will meet from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Hope to see you there.
Ava
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Ad:
Friday, November 19, 2010
Pat Snyder's daughter Thea Snyder of Haven Decor, and Colleen Wylie of Blue Dahlia Floral Designs will open "The Holiday Hub", their temporary home for the holiday season in the historic Chandler Building, 160 2nd Street, Coos Bay...Home decor, gifts and floral services for the holiday season.
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Art Information:

Check out the new show at Coquille Valley Hospital in Coquille. Includes works by Andrea Dixon and Terry Magill and others.
If you are interested in showing your work there, leave your information with the person at the front desk, or contact Sharon Orchard at arago.sharon@gmail.com
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Port Orford Arts Council has 2011 calendars for sale featuring paintings & drawings done by children who participated in "Art in the Park" Free Saturday classes at the POAC art center. The funds raised go to pay for materials and instruction for the 2011 Art in the Park program. $12 each..make great gifts!
available at POAC A-Frame, Funzone, Siren's Cafe, and Seaweed in Port Orford.
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Showing Now:
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Now through November 21, 2010
Janet Geib-Pretti from Gold Beach shows her unique sculptures at Guardino Gallery in Portland. Go to this website for a preview:
http://www.guardinogallery.com
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Now through November 30, 2010
Bandon Public Library shows "Double Vision", paintings by Mike Ousley in the hallway gallery. representing impressionist, expressionist and fauvist painting styles.
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Now through November 26, 2010
Visit the CAM Biennial Show (Public Hanging)
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR
See a quick peek at http://www.coosart.org
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Now through November
Art 101, south of Bandon at Laurel Grove
Margaret Shirley "Beyond Nature"--Paintings that incorporate natural items such as seeds and needles with paint, and emphasize the patterns of nature--elegant work.
Fall/winter hours Nov-Feb -- Thursday - Sunday 1-5 p.m., closed MTW. 541-347-2859 www.artula.org angela@artula.org
Looking for artists to show works made with found objects and repurposed items moreso than natural items. Looking for gift and jewelry items for the gift shop--Holidays are coming!
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Now through December 21, 2010
"Celebrate Photography Exhibition"
Second Street Gallery, Old Town Bandon 541-357-4188
60 works by southern Oregon photographers.
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Now through December
Artists/Writers Exchange 2010 "Food for Thought" show
Southern Coos Hospital
900 11th St SE, Bandon
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Now through January 15, 2011
"Lifer" show of pieces by David Drenth and Jerome Sloan, two men serving life sentences in Oregon State prisons.
Viewing is by appointment. Call Victoria Tierney at 541-347-9862, or Nella Abbott at 541-824-0779.
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Event Dates:
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Saturdays & Sundays, November 13-14 and 20-21, 2010
Art Tour & Sale, Philomath, OR
Map available at http://www.Philomathopenstudios.com
Artists include:Debby Sundbaum-Sommers, Laura Berman, Katheryn Byram, Carolee Clark, Dalve Donovan, Babette Grunwald, Lee Kitzman, Judith Sander and Harold Wood.
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(10) Saturdays: Nov.13th, Dec.4th, 11th, 18th; Jan. 8th, 15th; Mar. 5th, 19th; April 2nd, 16th. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Port Orford Arts Council A-Frame
Buffington Park, Port Orford, OR
Terry Magill Watercolor Classes $100 for the series of 10 classes, or $15 for each class--pick and choose. Call Terry for more information at 541-572-5146.
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Friday & Saturday, November 19 & 20, 2010 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Langlois Lions Club Hall
South of Langlois on Floras Lake Loop Road
14th annual Langlois Holiday Crafts Fair
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Saturday, November 20, 2010
Holiday Art Bazaar
Coquille Valley Artists Assn.
10144 Hwy 42, Coquille, OR 547-396-3294
Original art & prints, crafts, jewelry, pottery, cards, baked goods
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Saturday & Sunday November 20 & 21, 2010
Pine Dune Pottery 88453 4th Ave. (the extension of Rhododendron Dr) North of Heceta Beach Rd on 4th Ave.
Florence, OR Ali & Howard Shapiro. Bargain prices on original handmade pottery. 541-999-7278 cell, or gallery: 541-997-1651
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Deadline to Enter
West Coast Biennial Juried Art Exhibition
Friends of the Arts at Turtle Bay (Redding, CA). Entries from CA, OR, WA & AK. Exhibition for both established and emerging artists working in differing media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Cash prizes. For prospectus: http://www.turtlebay.org/biennialcompetition
Show runs January 29th - April 10, 2011
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Friday, December 3, 2010 4-7:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson, Coos Bay
Dorothy Vaughan--Celebration of life, and special art sale of her life's work. Vaughan Gallery dedication at 6 p.m.
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Saturday, December 4, 2010
Open House
Coquille Valley Artists Assn
541-396-3294
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Saturday, December 4, 2010 10 a.m. -
HarborTown Events Center
Old Town Bandon
Crafters Market Faire--30 art, crafts vendors.
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Friday, December 10, 2010 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR
Opening reception for "Fish - Fishing Art Competition"; Tony Adams' "Peacable Kingdom"; and "Truth to Tell"--the fiber artists of STiTCH. Shows run through 12/10/10 through 2/18/11.
Also at 6 p.m. will be the dedication of the Clare Wehrle Community Gallery with ORCO Arts Guild show of teen art from the storm drain project, and Multimedia Fantasy--art from the workshop taught by Anastasia Savenko-Moore.
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Saturday, December 11, 2010 7:30
Port Orford Community Building
Free Holiday Show: "The Musicians of Bremen"
please bring non-perishable food items for local food bank.
laurieprouty@gmail.com
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December 11, 2010 3 - 5:00 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery 1421 Bay Street, Florence, OR
Opening Reception for George Lewis, Jane Smoley, Muriel Wilhelmi, and Mary Beers, and the "Little Dickens" Miniature Show. http://www.backstreetgallery.org 541-997-8980
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Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 6, 7 & 8, 2011
Bandon Frame and Photo (Hidden Treasures)
Photoshop Class by Bill Kelsey...laptops preloaded with CS3 and a graphics pad will be provided. $125 for 10 hours instruction. Location & time to be announced.
541-347-1716 or cwales@bandonframe.com
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

A piece of art asks people to stop and look in a world of moving images.

Elizabeth George, For The Sake of Elena (Inspector Lynley Mysteries)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

West Coast Biennial

If you have been reading my never-ending whine about being ready, now is the time. The West Coast Biennial deadline is December 1, so time is short.

But that won't matter to you because you have done all of the prep work and have all of your materials lined-up and ready and with that sort of lead time you can apply online and be entered today, right?

So what are you waiting for? Get your keyboard out and clack those keys and while you are at it send an email to Susan Lehman for sneding along this tip. Thanks Susan.



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http://www.turtlebay.org/biennialcompetition

This link takes you to the web page for the Biennial and it is a colorful page so you might just want to click on the link and get your information first hand.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2nd Generation Art

Haven Decor, and Blue Dahlia Floral Designs are busily preparing for "The Holiday Hub" at 160 S. 2nd St., Coos Bay - in the historic Chandler Building. Opening day is Nov. 19. This will be their temporary home for the holiday season.

Thea Snyder, daughter of artist Pat Snyder, of Haven Decor and Colleen Wylie of Blue Dahlia Floral Designs will offer a blend of old and new presenting unique home decor, gifts and floral services for the holiday season.

Snyder and Wylie combined their talents and services by relocating their respective current businesses to downtown Coos Bay, while their permanent location in the Chandler Building on Central Ave., is undergoing remodeling and scheduled for completion in January.

More of the same

Continuing my effort to cull, con, urge, plead and bully artists to get their names out there and market, market, market, Susan Lehman sent this tip along.

http://www.theartsmap.com/

I was amazed to discover that Pat Snyder is the only South Coast artist on the map, so to speak. Now it is true that Pat is an artist of national standing and has followers far and wise but there must be at least on other artist of the same merit on the South Coast.

Just hiding your light under a bushel? Come on guys, get out there and get your name up in lights. Take a look at this and see if it offers something you might find useful. And while you are at it you might mention Susan Lehman gave you the tip. Quid pro quo as the famous Chianti drinker would say.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Why Didn’t You?

Why didn’t you enter the CAM Biennial? It’s a show without a jury. If you come they will build it, or at least hang it on the walls.

Why haven’t you been entering those shows which have come like rain in Oregon winter?

I’m not competitive. I don’t think art can be judged. I don’t want someone not even an artist judging my work.

You must have a full closet or is that why you park the car in the drive? Art hiding in a closet or rotting away in a drafty, damp, fume-filled garage is art wasted.

Let’s get the big one out of the way, nobody likes to be rejected. There I’ve said it and it is without a doubt true. If you think death and taxes are sure bets try watching any high school sporting event. No silly not the game, but the drama in the stands. There has been more bloodshed in the stands at a high school football game than in all of the wars fought since the dawn of time. Just try getting shot down in front of all of your friends on a Friday night and see if you can make it out of the stands without doing a double gainer off the bleachers. The rush of blood to the face is likely to cause you to pass out and then there you are lying on the edge of the field like a gold fish on the bathroom floor except there’s a nasty news crew filming the game but now they are filming you…

You get the picture, rejection is hard. But keep this in mind it has as much to do with who you are and what you are as those long forgotten high school romances. And I know you lived through that.

No one likes having their work judged. That’s true. Especially when you don’t know the jury, (Maybe you do know the jury and they like only things done in pink magic marker and you work in oil…), maybe the jury intimidates you, maybe you just want to run and hide.

Let’s go back to high school shall we? Somehow you managed to work up the courage to try again, you know after that horrible night when Pammie walked away with Harry the Hunk while you lay on the side line with an EMT blowing air down your throat and all of it being captured on the Jumbotron? You did try again, ‘cause otherwise you’d be a hermit coach living in the wilds of Afghanistan and not here in Coos County trying to get some thick-headed judge to pick your painting/sculpture/pot/wood carving/collage or finger paint? So you can not only live through it but you can try again.

Remember the jury’s selection says a lot more about the jury than it does about you. That’s right, they’re telling everyone “I only like pink magic marker art so there!”

Are you going to be kept from entering by someone who collects pink magic maker art? Why not cower at Elvis on velvet aficionados or tremble at tongue depressor sculptures? You can’t let the jury keep you from entering. What do they know? (Okay so occasionally someone gets it right and packs the jury with every known bird genius and gets my bird pictures bounced out of the Sage Gallery West Coast Wings show but that won’t happen often and you can always say they were so narrow they didn’t want to understand conceptual bird seed creations as art, and that’s the truth).

That’s the real answer, what do they know? You’re the only one who knows if you got it right. They can agree or disagree but you are still the only one who knows.

There’s a new year coming, they do that about this time and with it will come more opportunities for entering your work. Will you do it? Or will you let the forces of pink magic marker art keep you on the sidelines?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Art of being ready.

This fall has been a wonderful time on the South Coast; there have been so many art shows and so many opportunities an artist can get completely confused.

Why? Because when there are shows every week, suddenly the supply of art any one artist can produce runs short. Maybe like Kim Wurster your art is so in demand that you work on each piece as it is commissioned and when it is finished off it goes to the commissioner and the next commission takes it place on the easel.

Maybe like Susan Lehman you are so creative that the act of slowing down is in itself a betrayal of talent. Why do one thing when you can do twenty and do them all well?

I don’t have either of those problems and as a photographer my production time is somewhat faster than my painter/collage pals. And I will admit that there were so many opportunities this fall that I had to select which ones I would devote my energies to, but that doesn’t excuse me from failing to be ready.

We’ve all heard that opportunity knocks but once. And every coach I ever had told me I had to be ready to grab that opportunity with both hands, because winning is when opportunity and preparation come together! But no one says a thing about opportunity’s quixotic schedule.

Yeah, if only the opportunities would pace themselves and give me some breathing room. They could for instance arrange to come along every six weeks or so. Then if I had to get something framed I could take it to the local frame shop (I’d insert the name of a local source like Easy Lane Frames, but I wouldn’t want to be guilty of playing favorites), and have it ready in plenty of time.

But that’s not what happens is it? No the damned things come along willy-nilly like they didn’t have a care in the world and they expect us, as artists to jump up and get an entry ready in a whirlwind of effort.

And they should. What, no word of defense for the creative spirit, the tortured soul of an artist, the grueling hours it takes to create art? Nope not a word.

You don’t live in a world where art is highly valued. Just take a look at what programs get cut when the public schools have a budget short-fall. You can bet it ain’t football. Why, why isn’t art as valuable as football? Because artist old buddy pal, football pays the bills.

And as an artists whether you are creating for yourself alone or for the general public, you have to find a way to pay the bills.

Now you probably have a day-job, (yeah like I could live on what I get from art), and you use it to subsidize the art part of your life, but is that fair? Shouldn’t your art pay its own way?

It doesn’t have to be in hard cash, but it should contribute something. Are you building your credits so that when you are asked for any artist’s statement you don’t have to ask for a pencil and a piece of paper? Are you proudly adding that juried show to your list? What are you doing to be ready when opportunity knocks?

When shows come hot and heavy like they’ve done this fall, maybe being selective is the right thing to do. You can’t be everything to everyone, but you are doing something, right?

Are you reading all of the resources for shows so that you can plan ahead and know when there will be a bunch of things going on at the same time? Are you on the mailing list for the Coos Art Museum, the Umpqua Valley Art assn, the Florence Events Center, the Bay Area Artists Assn, this blog? And if you aren’t why not?

Empty your closets, make time to organize your photographs, get all of those frames dusted and ready, so that the next time we have so many shows that you just can’t keep up being ready won’t be a crisis.

The art of being ready is really very simple, stay informed, stay organized and stay energized.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ava Richey's Art News

Art information follows this announcement.

Hello Everyone,

We will be painting at the Coquille Valley Art Center this coming Monday, November 15th. We can paint from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your lunch, or eat out in Coquille.

The address is 10144 Highway 42. Leaving Coquille you go past Rink Rd. sign, then watch for Coquille Supply on the right, then just past the old convenience store is a driveway on the right that goes up a little hill. There is a highway sign that says Art Center where you turn. Their phone number is 396-3294.
My cell phone number is 541-297-6118.

If you would like to car pool or caravan, please meet me at 9:30 a.m. at the north end of the parking lot (near Bree's) by Ray's Food Place, Bandon's.

Hope to see you Monday.
Ava
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Congratulations to Susan D'Amico--Her painting "Down Thou Climbing Sorrow" won Best of Show at the Pastel Society of Oregon's 17th Biennial National Show, and "Wonderland" is also a prize winner.
The show can be seen at the Umpqua Valley Art Assn. in Roseburg through January 7, 2011. You can view the juried paintings at the following website. (At the bottom of the home page click on 2010 17th Biennial..)
http://www.pastelsocietyoforegon.com/
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Artists: "MAKE ROOM TO MAKE ART". Now is the time to clean out your studio--sell, barter, and/or donate art supplies you now longer use. OR Come and take advantage of the sale and get more stuff to make art!One Day Sale.
Sunday, November 14, 2010 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Get Your Art Out" Bring those art supplies, framing, magazines/books, art, etc. to sell, trade or give away
Whistling Gallery 541-404-7336 Please RSVP if you plan to sell.
Bring a table & chair to sell from, bring a friend, share a table. No vendor fee. Lets make some good deals on art supplies.
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Calls to Artists:

November 15, 2010 Deadline for Entry
"Memory Upgrade" The 2010 exhibition will focus on metaphors of memory, technology and history as artists worldwide move forward from global financial collapse by changing various apects of their work, whether media, size, price, etc.
Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)
6413 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Emerging and well-established artists, 2-D and 3-D work & multimedia. Opening reception December 2, 2010.
email David Francis with any questions: david@cocaseattle.org.
http://www.cocaseattle.org/index.htm
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December 3, 2010 Postmark Deadline for Entry
Wheat Farm Press Print Exchange
Send 11 prints, receive 10 back. Entry $10 or $25 if you also want a copy of the juried publication.
Passionate printmakers at any stage of their printing journey...
http://www.wheatfarmpress.com/projects
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January 20, 2010 Deadline for submissions
Photographers:
Blue Earth accepts submissions for project sponsorship from photographers twice each year, and the deadline for the next round is January 20, 2011. The focus remains photographic projects whose goal is to educate the public about endangered cultures, threatened environments, and current topics of social concern. http://www.blueearth.org/projects/submit.cfm
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If you are an artist and are interested in showing work for sale, Vickie at Whistling Gallery has three different venues in which to show art work on a regular basis. contact
Whistling Gallery, 87456 Whistling Dr, Bandon
541-404-7336 WhistlingGallery@gmail.com
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Now through November 21, 2010
Janet Geib-Pretti from Gold Beach shows her unique sculptures at Guardino Gallery in Portland. Go to this website for a preview:
http://www.guardiongallery.com
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Now through November 30, 2010
Bandon Public Library shows paintings by Mike Ousley in the hallway gallery, "examples of the varied styles I paint".
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Now through November 27, 2010
Visit the CAM Biennial Show (Public Hanging)
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR
See a quick peek at http://www.coosart.org
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Now through November
Art 101, south of Bandon at Laurel Grove
Margaret Shirley "Beyond Nature"--Paintings that incorporate natural items such as seeds and needles with paint, and emphasize the patterns of nature--elegant work.
--Masks from Found Objects juried show has been cancelled.--
Fall/winter hours Nov-Feb -- Thursday - Sunday 1-5 p.m., closed MTW. 541-347-2859 www.artula.org angela@artula.org
Looking for artists to show works made with found objects and repurposed items moreso than natural items. Looking for gift and jewelry items for the gift shop--Holidays are coming!
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Now through December 21, 2010
"Celebrate Photography Exhibition"
Second Street Gallery, Old Town Bandon 541-357-4188
60 works by southern Oregon photographers.
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Now through December
Artists/Writers Exchange 2010 "Food for Thought" show
Southern Coos Hospital
900 11th St SE, Bandon
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Now through January 15, 2011
"Lifer" show of pieces by David Drenth and Jerome Sloan, two men serving life sentences in Oregon State prisons.
Viewing is Wednesday November 17th at 3 p.m., or otherwise by appointment. Call Victoria Tierney at 541-347-9862, or Nella Abbott at 541-824-0779.
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Saturdays & Sundays, November 13-14 and 20-21, 2010
Art Tour & Sale, Philomath, OR
Map available at http://www.Philomathopenstudios.com
Artists include:Debby Sundbaum-Sommers, Laura Berman, Katheryn Byram, Carolee Clark, Dalve Donovan, Babette Grunwald, Lee Kitzman, Judith Sander and Harold Wood.
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Saturday, November 13, 2010
Artists' Trading Card swap
Rosie's Art Carnival, 575 B Highway 101, Florence, OR
Rosie Hill 541-997-5388
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Saturday, November 13, 2010 11:00 a.m.
Bay Area Artists Association
Monthly meeting at Eden Hall on SOCC Campus
Bob Gates presents a demo on the different stages of carving a salmon in soapstone. Public is welcome. Bring a lunch if you wish.
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Saturday, November 13, 2010 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Second Saturday Art Walk
Downtown Brookings
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Saturday, November 13, 2010 3- 5:00 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Old Town Florence
Reception for mixed media artist Tracy Webster. Jewelry, wall hangings and 3D art.
Gallery open daily 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 541-997-8980
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(10) Saturdays: Nov.13th, Dec.4th, 11th, 18th; Jan. 8th, 15th; Mar. 5th, 19th; April 2nd, 16th. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Port Orford Arts Council A-Frame
Buffington Park, Port Orford, OR
Terry Magill Watercolor Classes $100 for the series of 10 classes, or $15 for each class--pick and choose. Call Terry for more information at 541-572-5146.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010
Figure Drawing, Gold Beach, OR
Alexander Eyer 541-425-1951 for more information.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Easy Lane Frames/Select Art Gallery
3440 Broadway, North Bend 541-756-7638
Workshop: Creating with Silk Fibers
Instructor Liz Brende
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Saturday, November 20, 2010
Holiday Art Bazaar
Coquille Valley Artists Assn.
10144 Hwy 42, Coquille, OR 547-396-3294
Original art & prints, crafts, jewelry, pottery, cards, baked goods
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Satuarday, December 4, 2010
Open House
Coquille Valley Artists Assn
541-396-3294
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Friday, November 12, 2010

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

That Time of the year

That time of the year, that’s right, you’ve got to get out the old Christmas card boxes, count the ones which still have envelopes and start thinking about what you are going to do about sending the cards out. Now if social pressure, your mother’s voice and the merchandising monster aren’t enough to coerce you into sending out cards, here’s another reason, you’re an artist. This is one more chance to market your product.

But you are a serious artist, creating real ART and not some hack grinding out postcards and T-shirts. You don’t do common marketing like an Amway lady or a used car salesman.

Okay, so you want elegant, classy and subtle? How ‘bout stamps? That’s right; you can make your own stamps. Even if you don’t want to make up a Christmas card from your own work why not a stamp? It’s small, subtle and cheap, okay, it isn’t free but stamps you gotta have anyway.

Try Zazzle.com http://www.zazzle.com/custom/stamps

A page of stamps costs less than twenty dollars and will work for you long after the season is over. (You know exactly how many cards you are going to send out and never buy too many stamps?) So after all the fuss and feathers is over, you can still use those stamps to pay bills.

Think about it, your art on a stamp. I’m not suggesting you bribe all of your artist pals with a stamp and a card but think about this, I’d love to get a card with one of S. L. Donaldson’s buffaloes on its stamp. How ‘bout an original Susan Lehman or Pat Snyder? I’d say Kelle Herrick but she has her art on “real” stamps issued by official government agencies.

This is a gift you can give to yourself which will work for you for the rest of the year.

So dig out those Giclees, (You did have Giclees of your work made? Potters, sculptures, weavers and ceramists, you DID have Giclees made of your work? Just because it isn’t flat doesn’t make it safe from Giclee.) And sort through them until you find one which will make a great stamp. No silly, it doesn’t have to have snow although if you made a trip into the Cascades and happen to have a snow scene, that would be good, but don’t limit yourself.

I know that there are other places where you can get legal postage stamps made, I just happen to have used Zazzle and know their work. Find your picture, have the stamps made and this year when you hear your mother’s voice screaming, “Have you sent out your Christmas cards, yet?” You’ll have a good answer.
Have professional slides made of your best work. You never know what opportunities you'll have in the future when you'll need a portfolio. (Monique Sakellarios)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Days Are Shorter

The days are shorter and the time to get your vote in for the People’s Choice Award at the Coos Art Museums’ Biennial Show is almost gone. Do you want to wake up Thanksgiving Day and find that you haven’t voted? Of course you don’t and that’s a good thing because the voting ends November 12 and that is a long time before Thanksgiving!

Now I know all of the excuses and I’ve used a bunch of them, but they won’t count for a thing when the award is given out. Only voting counts and you have to do it.

This is the only show of the year which allows the people to select the winner and it will be two years before it is back and then you’ll have to sit on your hands for all of that time because you didn’t vote.

So save yourself the shame and suffering and go to the museum and vote, vote for your favorite, vote for a pal, vote for the best art or vote for a cute, clever or even crafty piece, but go and vote.

You get the decision this time and it should be a decision based on the best the South Coast has to offer, when the CBS cameras roll and Dave takes off on the long way home will it be with the very best art we have to offer or something that just got by because no one made the effort to vote.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

From Archi Davenport

RALLY THE VOTE FOR OREGON , VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE'S COAST!
Okay, we know you're probably relieved that all the electioneering is finally over, but we need your help, and more importantly, your vote, one more time. And this time it's personal.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport is one of five finalists selected as the possible starting point for a new reality show, "No Way Home," starring CBS weatherman David Price of " The Early Show."

We're up against some pretty stiff competition from San Diego , San Francisco , Seattle and Anchorage , but we Oregonians have never let our underdog status hold us down. We were in third place last week and rose to Number One over the weekend! We have a real opportunity to showcase the natural beauty and inherent generosity of The People's Coast to a national audience. But we need your vote to make it happen, and we need it now! Voting ends on November 10 at 12:00pm EST - less than 48 hours from now.

So cast your vote for Yaquina Head and the Oregon Coast . You are only able to vote once so please help us get the word out by sending an email or tweet your friends, post a Facebook alert, send an Instant Message, or make an old-fashioned phone call and help us rally to victory! We're The People's Coast of Oregon , and we approve this message.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Framed

If you live in Bandon and do art, your choices just jumped one hundred percent. Chuck and Christa Wales have pumped new life into the frame business by opening Bandon Frame and Photoworks (formerly Hidden Treasures Gallery).

Now I can't speak for Chuck, I haven't met him yet, but Christa is a person you'd be lucky to meet if you tried really, really hard and lived a truly good life. The fact that she is a knowledgeable photographer and can bring her own considerable experience to your assistance is just a bonus.

Bandon Frame and Photoworks offers many services, including Giclee printing, you know what I think about every artist having Giclees of their work (and now you have no excuse, 'cause you don't have to make the long, tedious drive from Bandon to Coos Bay to get the job done, so what are you waiting for), so drop by Bandon Frame and Photoworks and see all of the things Chuck and Christa have for you.

You'd be doing me a big favor, Christa is an experienced photographer and frankly there are too many of those hanging around the South Coast so if you could go in and keep her so busy she has to mind the shop and can't get out to take pictures, well you see how that could help some unmentioned photographer who already has to deal with Kelle Herrick and the Dimmocks!

So drop in and see what Bandon Frame and Photoworks has to offer.



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Saturday, November 6, 2010

It is amazing that many people should repudiate the application of photography in the art of painting. Apparently they are unaware of the fact that ever since the development of photography many a visual artist has eagerly availed himself of this marvellous invention. (Cornelis Le Mair)

Photo Op at Photo Show

Richard Rahmlow had a plan, bring together top photographers and top educators and work together to make photography a true art form and not the red-headed step-child of South Coast art. Last night at the Second Street Gallery in beautiful, downtown, Old Town Bandon, some of the most beautiful, inventive and imaginative photographs brought that vision into reality.

The boutique gallery was host to a reception for the first annual Celebrate Photography Exhibition 2010. Even with darkness falling in mid-afternoons, these days and the clouds looking ominous the glitterati turned out. Ava Richey, sponsor and engineer of the Artist and Writer’s Exchange was there, so was Victoria Tierney, the guiding force behind Lifer, prison art show currently on exhibit in Coquille. There were hopeful photographers, and anxious fans, family and friends all driven out of their homes on a football night to see who won and who lost and who was hanging around.

Fortunately, if you weren’t there, and you should have been, you can still see the photographs, all winners, but some with ribbons of official approval, for the show hangs until the Christmas Season makes everyone completely crazy with panic.

Sometimes I think we could recycle some of those nineteenth century “No Irish” signs and just say, “No Photographers.” So many shows bar photography and so many art associations are not welcoming to photographers, but now there is a local show at an established art venue which not only welcomes, but encourages photography.

And did I mention that Richard has also organized Workshops for photographers? Of course you are Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz, (although truthfully I always favored Pompeo Posar and Francesco Scavullo), and you don’t need and skill sharpening, but if you did could you pass on an opportunity so close to home? It’s like Monday Night Football with a Cannon!

So shake off those Daylight Savings Time Turn-back Blues and go to Second Street Gallery and see what sixty talented photographers can offer the South Coast Art scene.

While you are there sign up for a workshop, even if you are, gasp, a painter. Winter is coming and there won’t be any out-of door painting, but if you had a camera and knew how to use it the studio wouldn’t gather dust between now and Spring, just a thought and how handy, those workshops might just give you the skills, so…go, see the ART and sign up and oh yes, buy something. Richard won’t mind and you’d be helping keep Second Street strong and healthy and offering the South Coast new and exciting adventures. No, you cannot have the walrus. I have my eye on it I just need a coupla thousand more square feet and then…

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ava Richey's Art News

Art Information follows this announcement.

Hello Everyone,

This coming Monday, November 8, 2010 we will be painting at Old Bandon Golf Links. We can paint inside or out, depending on the weather. They serve a good lunch and beverages at the clubhouse, if you like.

Go to Bandon's Best Western Inn at Face Rock on Beach Loop Drive, turn in at the main entrance (by Bandon Bill's Grill) and drive east between the motel buildings and you will see the lodge on the raised area overlooking the golf course.

My cell phone is 541-297-6118. Hope to see you there.
Ava

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Art Information:

Artists: "MAKE ROOM TO MAKE ART". Now is the time to clean out your studio--sell, barter, and/or donate art supplies you now longer use. One Day Sale. See the following for When & Where!

Sunday, November 14, 2010 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Get Your Art Out" Bring those art supplies, framing, magazines/books, art, etc. to sell, trade or give away
Whistling Gallery
87456 Whistling Dr
Bandon, OR (Laurel Grove south of Bandon)
541-404-7336 Please RSVP if you plan to sell.
Bring a table & chair to sell from, bring a friend, share a table. No vendor fee. Lets make some good deals on art supplies.
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Calls to Artists:
November 13, 2010 Deadline for Entry
"Something Red 2010"
Artists in Action, 8th annual Art Walk, Show and Sale, open to all Oregon artists. Juried show features artwork with the color RED--in the painting, not the mat or frame. 2 entries per artists, $10 each. Deliver art on November 13, 11-4 p.m.
Reed Opera House, 3rd Floor, Trinity Ballroom, Salem, OR
Prospectus: http://artistsinaction.org/content/PM_PDF/SR2010PROSPECTUS005.pdf
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November 15, 2010 Deadline for Entry
"Memory Upgrade" The 2010 exhibition will focus on metaphors of memory, technology and history as artists worldwide move forward from global financial collapse by changing various apects of their work, whether media, size, price, etc.
Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)
6413 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Emerging and well-established artists, 2-D and 3-D work & multimedia. Opening reception December 2, 2010.
email David Francis with any questions: david@cocaseattle.org.
http://www.cocaseattle.org
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December 3, 2010 Postmark Deadline for Entry
Wheat Farm Press Print Exchange
Send 11 prints, receive 10 back. Entry $10 or $25 if you also want a copy of the juried publication.
Passionate printmakers at any stage of their printing journey...
http://www.wheatfarmpress.com/projects
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January 20, 2010 Deadline for submissions
Photographers:
Blue Earth accepts submissions for project sponsorship from photographers twice each year, and the deadline for the next round is January 20, 2011. The focus remains photographic projects whose goal is to educate the public about endangered cultures, threatened environments, and current topics of social concern. http://www.blueearth.org/projects/submit.cfm
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If you are an artist and are interested in showing work for sale, Vickie at Whistling Gallery says they have three different venues in which to show art work on a regular basis. contact
Whistling Gallery, 87456 Whistling Dr, Bandon
541-404-7336 WhistlingGallery@gmail.com
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Now through November 27, 2010
Visit the Biennial Show (Public Hanging)--last day to vote for your favorite is November 12, 2010-- for 'Best of Show' .
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR
See a quick peek at http://www.coosart.org
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Now through November
Art 101, south of Bandon at Laurel Grove
Margaret Shirley "Beyond Nature"--Paintings that incorporate natural items such as seeds and needles with paint, and emphasize the patterns of nature--elegant work.
--Masks from Found Objects juried show has been cancelled.--
Fall/winter hours Nov-Feb -- Thursday - Sunday 1-5 p.m., closed MTW. 541-347-2859 www.artula.org angela@artula.org
Looking for artists to show works made with found objects and repurposed items moreso than natural items. Looking for gift and jewelry items for the gift shop--Holidays are coming!
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Now through December
Artists/Writers Exchange 2010 "Food for Thought" show
Southern Coos Hospital
900 11th St SE, Bandon
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Friday & Saturday, November 5th - November 14th.
Florence Events Center-- Celebrate Arts! 2010--A Juried Show
For information call 1-888-968-4086
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Friday November 5, 2010 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Sage Place, 11th & Elmira, Bandon
Found Object Jewelry --with cold joining methods)
Instructor: Veneita Stender $38.00 + $6.00 supply kit
541-329-0303 to register for workshop
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Saturday & Sunday, November 6th & 7th, 2010
Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
Andie Thrams workshop: Autumn Magic: Surface Design and Accordian Books. Info & registration lowdermilks@lanecc.edu
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Thursday, November 11, 2010 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
ArtWalk Coos Bay/North Bend/Empire
Opening of "The Season of Giving" show at Easy Lane Frames/Select Gallery 3440 Broadway, North Bend
Call for info to enter work in the show: 541-756-7638
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Gallery by the Bay ArtWalk 5-7 p.m., features collages/paintings by Jean Adamson, Jean Boynton, Ina Christensen, Sarita Southgate and others, and other forms of artwork as well.
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Thursday November 11th - Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010
Sitka Art Invitational--fundraiser takes place at the World Forestry Center in Portland.
Fundraiser for Sitka Center for Art & Ecology (North of Lincoln City)
email: info@sitkacenter.org
phone: 541-994-5485
web: http://www.sitkacenter.org
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Saturday, November 13, 2010 11:00 a.m.
Bay Area Artists Association
Monthly meeting at Eden Hall on SOCC Campus
Bob Gates presents a demo on the different stages of carving a salmon in soapstone. Public is welcome. Bring a lunch if you wish.
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Saturday, November 13, 2010 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Second Saturday Art Walk
Downtown Brookings
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Saturday, November 13, 2010 3- 5:00 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Old Town Florence
Reception for mixed media artist Tracy Webster. Jewelry, wall hangings and 3D art.
Gallery open daily 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 541-997-8980
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(10) Saturdays: Nov.13th, Dec.4th, 11th, 18th; Jan. 8th, 15th; Mar. 5th, 19th; April 2nd, 16th. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Port Orford Arts Council A-Frame
Buffington Park, Port Orford, OR
Terry Magill Watercolor Classes $100 for the series of 10 classes, or $15 for each class--pick and choose. Call Terry for more information at 541-572-5146.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Easy Lane Frames/Select Art Gallery
3440 Broadway, North Bend 541-756-7638
Workshop: Creating with Silk Fibers
Instructor Liz Brende
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oops! She's Done It Again

Crow Bullies and Cape Kiwanda - the 2010 Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest

What do some squawking crows and a scenic Pacific Ocean landscape have in common? They were both subjects of winning photos in our 6th Annual Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest!

Despite competing with an event on the other side of town headlined by President Obama, an overflow crowd of supporters filled the Portland Japanese Garden pavilion on October 20. Those in attendance were treated to a gorgeous moonlit evening, stunning views of Mount Hood, and the first chance to see our five winning photos along with a handful of honorable mentions. You can see all of the winning photos here.
Congratulations to Kelle Herrick, Alan Hirschmugl, Brizz Meddings, Alena Nore, and Jian Xu!

In its sixth year, our contest continues to grow. We had over 100 contestants and nearly 450 photos to choose from to find our jaw-dropping winners. Equally impressive was the venue, with the Japanese Garden pavilion providing a perfect visual backdrop for the fine photography on display. Along with the stirring images came inspirational words from Oregon Wild board president Gary Guttormsen, new Executive Director Scott Shlaes, and our outgoing leader, Regna Merritt. The tributes and welcomes made for an emotional and exciting night.

Thanks to all who came and thanks to all who submitted amazing photos. See you next year!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

If You Could Talk To the Animals

Animal Art Exhibit - Call for Artists (Posted: 10/11/10) -- Infinity Art Gallery seeks entries for an online exhibit. Pre-Exhibit: Nov. 1, Grand Opening: Jan 1, 2011. Awards: $2200. Jurors: Sabina Haas, Rita Kirkman and Paul Miners. Accepting all mediums and styles depicting animals in artwork; wildlife, domestic, fish, birds, reptiles, insects, etc. Traditional, contemporary, abstract, digital, photography, sculpture, fiber, ceramics and more. Deadline: December 1, 2010. $25 USD to submit 1 or 2 works of art. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact Julie Weismann at julie@infinityartgallery.com

Keepin' it Real

My Art Contest "Realism" Entry Form and Rules Page

ENTER NOW

RULES:
- Open to all levels, ages, mediums and styles of visual artists - painting, drawings, digital, sculpture, etc ... Sorry, but no photography, music or video productions.
- Submissions must be in the following format types: (jpg,jpeg,gif) and be less than 1MB.
- If a background is viewable we reserve the right to crop the image so only art is visible.
- Art work must be original and created by the artist submitting the art.
- The term "Realism" is open the artist's interpretation.
- You may enter as many times as you like.
- All art is placed on website for duration of contest, but it may take a upto a week to get the art posted online. We add all art manually.
- Top 3 will receive cash prizes and will receive a full page as a featured artist in Artist Portfolio Magazine.
- 20 Honorable Mentions will be featured in Artist Portfolio Magazine.
- $25 per entry form.
- Juror's decision is final.
- Deadline to enter is January 5, 2011

AWARDS: -

1st Place: $250 - Plus 1 full page feature in Artist Portfolio Magazine

2nd Place: $100 - Plus 1 full page feature in Artist Portfolio Magazine

3rd Place: $50 - Plus 1 full page feature in Artist Portfolio Magazine

20 Honorable Mentions - 1/4 page feature in Artist Portfolio Magazine

ENTRY FEE:
$25 - up to two images per entry. (non-refundable)
Secure payment with Credit Card through PayPal.

* No limit on the amount of times you enter.

IMPORTANT DATES:
All entries must be submitted by January 5, 2011
Winners will be announced on January 15, 2011.
Artist Portfolio Magazine will be distributed in the SPRING of 2011.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day

It’s time to get out and vote. There are only a few weeks left to get in your vote for the People’s Choice Award in the Coos Art Museum’s Biennial exhibit.

You are a good citizen, you live up to your responsibilities, you want to count, so go vote. This show reflects your opinion, not some panel of jurors pontificating from on high, no, your opinion. You don’t want to go un-noticed, right, so go vote.

There’s art aplenty, you can choose from any style, any palette, any method or madness, but you have to choose.

And when you have done your civic duty, vote in the political election too, after all you’ve just honed your selection skills at the museum so why not exercise them at the polling places? Already cast your vote by mail? Then you have no excuse not to go by the museum and making your choice.

Exercise your constitutional rights. Vote for the picture, or sculpture of your choice. It’s the American thing to do.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Picasso Double-header

The city of Seattle can't get enough of Picasso and why not, the modern master has a style for every man and mood.

If you are headed for the Emerald City why not make time to do double duty? See both shows. The show at the Davidson Gallery contains prints which display Picasso's mastery of drafting. the old Cubist could do shading ands contour with the best of them.

Go, enjoy and experience Picasso.

http://www.davidsongalleries.com/artists/picasso/picasso.php