Sunday, January 30, 2011

WHERE THE EYE GOES

The car goes. It’s an old racer’s saying, but it works for art too.

Are you doing the same thing over and over again? In Henning Mankell’s Wallander mysteries, the main character’s father is an artist who paints the same scene, over and over again. Okay, sometimes there’s a grouse and sometimes there isn’t. Are you doing the same thing over and over again, grouse optional?

Think about where your eye is going. It’s what the eye sees that the hand paints. If you do nothing, but paint flowers then you’ll get really, really good at painting flowers, but be lost when it comes to camels.

If not camels, what about emus, or people or cars or motorcycles, it’s what the eye sees…

Are you looking, really looking? There is so much to see on the coast that the eye overloads.

I live out on Cape Arago and drive by the Bar every day or two. It’s never the same. Give it two minute’s difference and the whole scene changes. Sometimes it’s all blue, sometimes gray, sometimes gold, there are so many variations that if you did nothing but take one photograph a day, you could fill your portfolio with different images.

There’s the surf breaking over the jetty or the sun setting against the horizon, the guys clamming in the morning or the storms rolling in in the evening, even the fire trucks sitting or racing to an emergency, there’s a never ending array of wonderful images, but only if you allow your eye to see.

And you never know when a chance to use what you see will come along. There are two shows this year which want images not usually captured by the local art community, lighthouses and motorcycles.

I come from Texas where light house is what you do at the holidays in December, so lighthouses are still pretty new to me. I never get tired of looking at them and thinking about what they meant to the history of this area and what they do for the sea faring community and of course they look pretty cool. I even took a picture of a lighthouse back in Texas. It was Lighthouse Public Storage, but it was a lighthouse.

What about motorcycles? Does that make you think of Marlon Brando and Eric Von Zipper? (You did too watch the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette. Eric Von Zipper was the bad guy, remember?) Does it make you think of wild hairy guys riding their bikes down the center of town raising all sorts of civil disobedience? Get serious. The days of outlaw motorcycle gangs have long gone. The average cost of a Harley is about what a three-bedroom house cost in 1970. You think Hell’s Angels can afford that, maybe Hell’s Junior Partners or Hell’s Stockbrokers? Don’t even get me started on what it costs to own an Indian Chief.

But if you look at the bikes, they are amazing works of modern art. (So are some of the BOBs but that’s another story.) And when you get a middle-aged guy seriously in love with his bike it will outshine the most ambitious starlet. Are you looking?

It’s in the EYE. Where are you looking?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

HEADS UP!

Questions?
Contact: Aleta McGee
Umpqua Valley Arts Association

Reduction Linocut Printmaking Workshop with
Pat Snyder at the Arts Center

In this workshop, students will learn techniques for the relief printmaking process using the flexibility and ease of linoleum. Since linoleum offers an easier surface for working, linocuts allow more precision and a greater variety of linear and textural effects.

Reduction Linocuts achieve multiple colors while using a single plate/block. The limitation is that there are a finite number of prints that can be made and that number is decided at the outset. Linocut printmaking can be very simple, and is an ideal medium for the print-maker without a press. They can also be taken to many levels from simple bold to extreme intricacy.

There will be basic demonstrations showing methods for transferring the image to the plate, cutting with gouges and blades, and printing with brayer, baren and selected papers.

The 3pm time can be extended if some students need extra printing time.
To see more of learn more about Pat Snyder and view his work check out his website at http://www.patsnyderartist.com/index.html


When: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time: 10am to 3pm Where: Arts Center - Studio East
Cost: $90 per UVAA Student Member $97 per non-member

*Fee includes student supplies

Maximum student attendance is only 8, hurry!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Questions? Call Aleta at UVAA 541-672-2532 or emal aleta@uvarts.com

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Did You Know?
The next gallery exhibit in the Hallie Brown Ford gallery is "Printmakers on Paper from the Coos Art Museum Collection"!

Thanks to the collaboration and vision of Pat Snyder from Coos Bay, UVAA member and Coos Art Museum(CAM) member, CAM is releasing hand picked pieces of artwork from their Printmakers Collection to be displayed here for our communities education and enjoyment!

In preparation of its arrival, Pat Snyder, whose Master of Arts education emphasis was on printmaking, and who continually teaches and inspires printmaking to those up and down the coastline, has agreed to offer a linocut workshop here too!

Don't miss out on the workshop or the opening of the Printmakers exhibit!

See the deadline for registration above??

Friday, January 28, 2011

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Do you or do you not want an art museum on the South Coast? It is that simple. If you haven't renewed your membership you've said no.

It won't hurt the successful artists living on the South Coast, Dutch, David, Susan (Lehman and D'Amico), Kelle, Kim, Steve and Susan Dimmock,and Pat Snyder, they'll keep on selling and showing, but the kids who get to show every other year and the less gifted or commercial, they'll slip away.

It is wonderful to have your work in a gallery. Nothing compares to the first time you get represented by a gallery. Just how many of us can claim that honor? You think it is hard to get by a jury and get in a show at the museum? Try getting your work hung without the long list of credentials the successful artists have.

A fine art museum is the one place where art and community can come together. Shows, classes, events and social opportunities are just some of the gifts a fine art museum brings to the community.

But if you don't want it, all you have to do is say so, say it by not renewing your membership.

Ava Richey's Art News

Hi Everyone,

This coming Monday, January 31, 2011, the Monday Plein Air Painters will meet at Whistling Gallery from 12 - 3 p.m. Maybe it will be nice enough to paint outdoors. :) If not we will be warm and cozy in the gallery.
Whistling Gallery is located in Laurel Grove south of Bandon on Hwy 101. 541-404-7336 is their phone number.

Please bring your lunch and a beverage if you would like to eat.
Hope to see you there.
Ava
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If you haven't yet joined or renewed your membership to the Coos Art Museum please consider doing so as soon as possible. Money is tight for all of us, but supporting CAM will help keep this valuable asset operating for the benefit of the southwestern Oregon (and beyond) art community. 541-267-3901
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Art Information:
FYI: New listings have asterisks *** next to the date.

Bandon Library has openings to show art in the locked cases in the lobby. Available months for 2011 are May, June, August, September, October, November and December. If you have smaller 2-D or 3-D art to show, please contact Nancy Stein at stein.nancy4@gmail.com
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For the artists with the Port Orford First Monday Painters, and the Bandon Monday painters who do life drawing at the Port Orford Library:
Freshwater Gallery in Port Orford will be presenting a Valentine's Show of life drawing/painting works. Each artist who participates in the First Monday Life Drawing is invited to show for sale one painting, (due to space issues).

Please submit paintings framed, wired and ready to hang, and priced. Drop off at the gallery before Tuesday, February 8, 2001 or bring with you to life drawing on Monday, February 7th. Call to make arrangements to drop off at the gallery at 541-236-8077 or 350-2902.
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*****Now through April 10, 2011 Open 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tues. and Thurs-Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 1430 Johnson Lane on the University of Oregon campus.
"Running the Numbers: An American Self-portrait"
Large scale digital images by Seattle photographer Chris Jordan, ilustrating environmental and political statistics. Best to see in person, but his website is http://www.chrisjordan.com
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Saturday, January 29, 2011 12- 4 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Sterling Swirl Earrings" $38 plus materials fee of $14.
Instructor Delia Lyons
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January 31, 2011 Submission Deadline (NOT a postmark deadline)
"Lighthouse 2.0 Juried Show"
Lighthouses have played a critical role in maritime history and coastal life here in the Pacific Northwest. Open to emerging and established 2-D artists in Oregon 18 years of age or older. Submit up to three entries, $20. Artists are encouraged to go beyond the traditional lighthouse image and offer an exploration of lighthouses from a unique physical or symbolic perspetive. Cash prizes for selected submissions funded by entry fees. Awards will be given for Best of Show, Second Place and Third Place. Awards will be presented at artists' reception March 28, 2011, 5 - 7 p.m.
Juror is Michael Ousley.
Contact Curator S.L. Donaldson info@sldonaldsonfineart.com for more information.
Location of show: Whistling Gallery, Laurel Grove/Bandon.
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February 1 - February 27, 2011
Bandon Library Hallway Gallery
The annex of the Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art. These pieces are being shown in addition to those at Sage Gallery in the Port of Bandon building in Old Town. For more information contact Victoria Tierney victory7777@hughes.net
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****Thursday, February 3, 2011 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Gold Beach Episcopal Church
Easternmost end of Moore Street.
Figure Drawing. For more information contact Alexandra alexandra@portraitsbyalexandra.com
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Register now for 6 week class starting
Thursday, February 3, 2011 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Advanced Watercolor Workshop with Liv Drahos and Jean Adamson. $70 members, $85 non-members
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay 541-267-4877
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Thursday, February 3, 2011 6 - 9:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Wire Basics: Linking and Embellishing" $35, materials included.
Great workshop for beginners.
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*****Saturday, February 5, 2011 1 - 3:00 p.m.
South Slough Interpretive Center
On the way to Charleston via West Beaver Hill Rd.
Opening reception for Photography show featuring Susan Dimock. Refreshments will be served. Show runs through April.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011 12 - 4 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Pour it On - Advanced Watercolor Class with Donna Wright"
$35 plus $5 material fee. Pre-requisite "Pour it On, Beginning Class.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sage Gallery, 390 First St. SW, Bandon (Port of Bandon, Upstairs)
Opening reception for "Time, a Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art". 541-329-0303
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Beginning Saturday, February 5, 2011 2-4 p.m.
Artists Loft, Pony Village Mall, North Bend
Portrait Painting Class in any medium, 6 week class. $90 Bring your own supplies. Sharon Backues instructor
For information call Patsy Billington 541-266-8056.
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Monday, February 7, 2011 11 - 4:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Glass class: Mosaic Miniatures $25, most mat'ls included.
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Thursdays February 10th, 17th & 24, 2011 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Course 2 Studio Drawing & Composition with dorothea tortilla
Building on the principles of Course 1 (in January), this will be further exploration using a range of materials for drawing & composition in a professional studio setting.
Cost: $45 / maximum 6 students.
Sign up deadline: Feb. 3, 2011 to sign up contact Susan Lehman at studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Friday, February 11, 2011 Evening
Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101 (Next to Paula's Bistro)
Port Orford, OR 541-236-8077
Opening Reception for the Life Drawing/Painting Show. Work by artists from the Port Orford First Monday Painters and Bandon Monday Painters. Show runs through February 28, 2011.
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Friday, February 11, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Beginning Bead Making with Otter" $90, materials included.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011 11 a.m.
Bay Area Artists Association monthly meeting at
Eden Hall on the campus of Southwestern Community College. Coos Bay. Program: Ron Wright:How to Bonsai
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Saturday, February 12, 2011 3 - 5:00 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery 1421 Bay Street, Old Town Florence, OR
541-997-8980 www.backstreetgallery.org
Opening reception for Jane Rincon, watercolorist.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Valentine's Day Art Party Join Susan Lehman and dorothea tortilla for a fun party and creative play day with valentine inspired projects to make and give to your loved ones, or to treasure & keep. Snacks & beverages provided, materials too!
Cost: $20 Maximum 8 partygoers. Sign up deadline Feb. 6, 2011 studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Beading: "Cab Wrap with Sharon Martin" $35 plus $5 material fee.
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Friday, February 18, 2011 11 - 1 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Viking Knit Earrings" 11 -1 p.m. $25 plus materials fee.
Instructor Sherri Carpenter. Pre-requisite for advanced class on April 22nd.
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Sunday, February 20, 2011 1 - 4 p.m.
Tools & Textures in Collage with Susan Lehman.
Explore different ways of making textured backgrounds for collage; then using simple stencils and stamps of your own designs, Susan helps you to create distinctive collage papers from tissue and repurposed art papers. Learn how to take your collages to a new creative level!
Cost: $35, everything provided. Maximum 8 students.
Sign up deadline February 13, 2011 studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Thursday, February 24, 2011 6-9:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Beading: "Peyote Collage: Basic Stitches Series 1 - Beginner"
$25, materials included.
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******February 25, 2011 Submission Deadline
37th National Biennial Juried Photography Exhibition
Exhibition dates April 8th - May 7th 2011 Juror Ann Pallesen-Director of the Photo Center Northwest in Seattle. Show location is Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA.
For prospectus: http://www.larsongallery.org
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Friday & Saturday, February 25th & 26th, 2011 12 - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Bead Crochet" $40 plus materials. Instructor Delia Lyons.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011 Postmark Deadline
Emerald Art Center Spring Exhibition
A National Juried Painting Competition

May 3 - May 27, 2011
$6400 in Cash Awards
For prospectus and entry information: http://www.emeraldartcenter.org
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Wednesday and Thursday, March 2nd and 3rd, 2011
Submission dates for Call to Artists: "The Small Joys of Spring"
A juried show at the Artist Loft Gallery, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. $5 for one entry, $8 for two. Sizes limited to 8"x10", 12" x 16" or 11"x14" framed. 2-D (framed & wired,ready to hang), 3-D sculpture, assemblage, jewelry, collage, etc.
For information: Barbara Mahon 541-756-2481 or Patsy Billington 541-266-8056.
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********March 4, 2011 Submission Deadline
Call to Artists: "The Artist's Vision: A juried Exhibit" for the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Festival Dates are June 24-26, 2011. Juror is Mary Lou Zeek from the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery in Salem.
For information/prospectus: http://www.lakewood-center.org
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*****March 29, 2011 Submission Deadline
2011 Hallie Ford Fellowship for Oregon Artists
The Ford Family Foundation is taking applications beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 1st for three $25,000 fellowships to be awarded annually to Oregon mid-career visual artists. Other opportunities available.
Application will be accessible on Feb. 1, 2011 at: http://www.racc.org

Last Chance For Miles

Hurry, drop whatever you are doing and run to the post office, the end is near!

That's right, the end is near, the end of the entry window for Lighthouse 2.0 at Whistling Gallery. The 31st of January is the deadline. Not the postmark deadline, the final, absolute deadline.

Now I don't care. You see I have gotten my entry in and if you don't show up that'll give me more of a chance at all the nice prizes. I like it when I'm the only one who enters, but Whistling Gallery has a much broader view, they want lots of entries, with lots of different artists and styles so that their first show can be a really big shew.

Okay, so you're too young to remember Ed Sullivan, but not too young to understand what a deadline is, it's the end. It's not like you have to have your art framed and ready. (You should have, but you don't have to have.) They just want your entry money and disk.

Yes, I do realize there's a depression and I know that you have to sell a lot of blood to rake up the entry fee, but look at it this way, with so many people dragging their feet there's a better chance that you will win!

Me, I like ribbons. Yes, money is nice and yes, it does help cover the entry fee, but when all is said and done it gets spent in a hurry and I've nothing to remember winning by except my memories, which given my age aren't all that permanent and what with Alzheimer's lurking behind every birthday a nice or even a not so nice ribbon or shiny plastic trophy is special. But you want cash and Whistling Gallery has lept to your cry and will offer the winning entry something to have and to hold from the bottom of your wallet.

So what's the hold up?

Get out of that La-Z-Boy and get down to the post office while there's still time. Remember there's one guy who's already got an entry in and you know what happens if you don't enter...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

::: rembrandt quotes :::
Practise what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.

Call for Art - Theme "Animals"

The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery seeks entries for an online exhibition, March 1-31, 2011. Extensive publicity to the winners. Juror: John R. Math. Open to all 2D artists, amateur or professional worldwide. $10.00 for 2 Entries and $15.00 for 3 or more Entries, up to 5 Entries. Deadline: February 27, 2011. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Please contact John R. Math at submissions@lightspacetime.com or call 888-490-3530.

The Belly of the Beast

If you are an artist who does not own a computer or who does not use a computer, you have the afternoon off.

If you are like me and most of the souls living on this rock and use your computer every day, in every way, stay tuned, it's gonna get ugly.

I have just spent the better part of two days digging at the insides of a computer which should have been working its little heart out, but instead was lying in the Intensive Care Unit. What happened, was it a terrorist attack, plague of locusts or an act of God, said you with lips a quiver? No, it was ignoring the basic rule of engagement, regular maintenance.

Me, I hate doing what I ought to do, diet, exercise, clean living, yuck! But when it comes to the computer I am a regular Boy Scout. This probably explains why I have been online since '95 and have had only four virus attacks. And over the years I have learned to do some of the stuff that the Computer Jedi do so that when the bugs get the better of me I can deal with it myself.

So to save you from a fate worse than death or at least a trip to the Jedi Master, let's set some rules.

First, Windows, no matter which flavor you are running has two utilities you should be familiar with. Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter. They are hidden away in the Start menu under Accessories, System Tools. Take a look.

Disk Cleanup is a nifty little housekeeper which finds and deletes all of those files which get scattered around your computer when you are looking for the correct recipe for Haggis or naked pictures of Regis. Yep, while you are out there doing email, and Twittering or Face Booking or whatever it is you do with your online self files are collecting on your computer. Some of them are good little files and store important things like your Zoosk password or the last ten thousand things you bought at Amazon.dot.com so that when you go back you don't have to try and remember that password or you can get ideas for what you should buy next from the Amazon magic lamp.

Some of them are only annoying like cookies. These are small programs which lurk in your computer until you go back to the same page and then they leap back to whence they came and tell all of your secrets.

Some are downright nasty, like malware and trojans and viruses and worms and you do not want to get infected with any of these 'cause they hid in your email program and infect all of your friend's computers and there you have it, you are spreading a social disease. So if you don't want to be Typhoid Mary, take these simple steps.

Learn where Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter are on your computer. You should run Disk Cleanup after every session online, but I'll settle for having you do it once a week. Disk Defragmenter should be run at least once a month. You'd be surprised a what a defrag can do to speed up your old box and you may find extra space you didn't know you had.

Now to the hard part. I want you to go to Malware Bytes site and download their free malware checker.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

This is an easy piece of software to install and use. It will save you many hours of frustration and weeping. It's what the Computer Jedi do when you bring in your busted box begging for them to drive the Sith out. Why should you give the money you need for frames and canvas to the Jedi. Oh sure they are nice people and in a bind they can be lifesavers, but why should they get the money you desperately need to buy new brushes?

Finally, get, run, install, keep a good Anti-virus program. You can't go wrong with Norton, but it does cost money. I like AVG. (It has a nifty feature which allows you to start a scan and the program will shut the computer of when it finishes. That way, when I am through for the day I run my virus scan and let the program shut the computer down for me.) But don't take my word for it, there are many good anti-virus programs. I just like free. AVG is and Avast! is and there are probably others, but I have used both of these programs and found them to be reliable.

http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-antivirus

http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button

So instead of waiting until your machine is giving you the raspberry and you are reduced to a slobbering, weeping pile of grape jelly, take heed!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Taking The Plunge

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Andre Gide

Yes, he's going to go on and on about juried art shows.

That's true. There are those among us who do not like juried shows. I personally don't blame them. When you have labored for weeks, sometimes months to make a piece the most brilliant, beautiful, amazing thing on the face of the earth, it is no fun at all to have some jumped-up, artsy-fartsy, know-it-all tell you you are not good enough to get into the show. How the hell does he know?

He doesn't. That's the only answer there is. The jury, no matter how carefully selected, is just a bunch of folks with opinions which are no better than your own.

So how come they get to decide. Because they are the jury. Life isn't fair. They, or at least most of them, try to be as objective and impartial as they can be, which to tell the truth isn't very but that's a story for another paragraph, juries aren't impartial. They make their choices on the basis of their own opinions. Now aren't you glad you read today's post? Two universal TRUTHs in one tiny little posting!

Now most of the time, juries are composed of talented artists with solid reputations and they work very hard at being fair and even-handed. Even when they are mysterious, legendary artists, plucked from the halls of Olympus, they try to shed their God-like power and pick'em like they see'em. You know how well that works out.

So why should anyone expose themselves to this unfair, opinionated, biased, fixed, rigged jury system. You've just said it doesn't give an artists a chance, the die is cast before the first post mark is stamped.

Risk. That damned four letter word.

Sure, you do the very best spotted dog paintings in the world, nothing can hold a candle to them and your mother loves them, but does anyone else? Me I see art in found objects. I see a log swept into the rocks of the jetty and to me it looked just like a fish.



So far no one has agreed with me. But that's okay, I still like my fish story and I know its a fish even if that jury at the museum didn't! And that's the truth!

When a jury looks at what you have created you get a chance to see if your picture, painting, sculpture has communicated with another living soul. Do you want that communication to be a simple, "Hi". or a "Howdy!"

Risk is taking what your mind screams into your eye and forces that great, big, clumsy hand to hack out of the air with a brush or a camera or a sander or a shovel. Yes, even ordinary hand tools can be used to create art. Take a look at what the guys do with chain-saws the next time you are feeling really smug.

Sand painters are to my mind the bravest of all artists. They know when they start a work that no matter how good it is, only the people who are there while they create it are going to see it. That's guts, boys and girls.

And that is my message for tonight, class: If you can't be good, be obvious. But take the risk

This looks like a jellyfish about to snare dinner or paint peeling off an old hull. Which jury do you belong to.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Time is Now

Have you sent in your entry for Lighthouses 2.0?

The deadline is January 31 and that is just over a week away. And unlike most of the shows, that’s not the postmark deadline that is the final deadline. Yep it is your final answer.

So what’s the hold up? You don’t know anything about Whispering Gallery, the jury system never works out for local artists, and the people doing the show aren’t ONE OF US.

What a whiney, elitist, chicken-snot opinion. (I know but it is cold season and there people who foolishly let their children, husbands and other innocents read this blog)

Art is supposed to be about change, risk, pushing the edge of the envelope. How can you do that if the only place you show your art is in an exhibit of the same stuff they showed last time?

Yes, I know you have to earn a living and that means you have to sell what you create and there is that pesky depression…okay, okay, it’s a recession for Congress, but out here on the South Coast it’s a depression. Just walk in any of the galleries and ask. That is if you can find one open.

But selling your work doesn’t mean doing only art which can be sold at a spring festival. Sure there are a lot of festivals around here and anyone who ignores them is missing out but art should have something to say beyond, “Buy me.”

If you only do what you’ve always done are you still taking the risks which art demands? Or have you found that special niche and decided to grind out cookie-cutter pieces till the market dries up?

New art related businesses don’t spring up like Venus from the sea. Someone put blood toil, tears and sweat into them and they deserve a look before you go back to the places you’ve always gone.

And while you’re looking, the curator of the show is S.L. Donaldson, our own, buffalo painting divine Miss D and she is definitely ONE OF OUR OWN. So before you turn up your nose you’d better cross that feeble excuse off the list.

And when it comes to juries, God help us all. The jury says more about their own taste in art than it does about the quality of the entries, but then that’s what they get paid the big bucks for? And each time a jury makes its selection we see a slightly different view of what the art world is made of. This is all part of the risk or do you just want to paint what will win? (Yes, I know winning is very nice.)

Entering a juried show is a leap of faith, in yourself, in your work and in the jury. If you want a sure thing, have you considered plumbing?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

He’s alive!

With those two words Colin Clive introduced the creature to us. No, the monster is not Frankenstein; the monster is correctly called the creature, played originally, imaginatively and perfectly by Boris Karloff. (Greatest mime performance in the history of sound films, you can’t do mime in a silent movie, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has to its eternal shame never recognized it with an Oscar. Shame, shame, shame Academy. And you wonder why fewer and fewer people watch the Oscarcast!), and after two weeks of a miserable cold I feel much like Clive, “he’s alive!”

And in my self-imposed quarantine it appears that I have failed to take note it is a new year and time to once again sound the clarion for a piece of software you ought to have and use.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Yes, Malwarebytes, I know it sounds complicated and difficult but it isn’t and you should go there, right now and download it and install it and run it everyday.

Okay, okay, getting you to run it everyday is probably too ambitious but you really should run it often.

Why? I’m glad you asked. As the world become more cyber-connected we do more and more of our chores in the Ether. And boys and girls, it is a scary place, the Ether. There are viruses, bugs, worms, Trojans, no, not that kind, leave USC out of this, and no not the ones you used to go looking for on a Saturday night when you got luc…and villains of every sort and description. And like Uncle Sam, THEY WANT YOU!

Now don’t do that, hiding under the blanket just won’t do the job. You have to take the good with the bad and there are things that you can do to protect yourself, like Malwarebytes.

When you get an unwanted bit of nastiness and you probably will if you check your email or do banking or shopping online, it makes you feel hopeless and helpless and you hate the thought of unplugging the machine and taking it to the computer guru for a thorough cleaning, take heart, Malwarebytes can do it. And for the sixty bucks an hour that your computer-whisperer will charge, he’ll run Malwarebytes.

That’s right, that’s what you pay for most of the time. Someone with a little more experience takes your infected machine and runs Malwarebytes until the machine is clear of bugs, because you do have an anti-virus program installed, so it can’t be a bad bug, just one that is annoying and gives your bank account, phone and social security number to the Hairy Palm Porn Shoppe. You don’t have to ask, that’s bad.

So right now, before you get trapped by diner and your favorite programs, download and install Malwarebytes. It’s a free program. Just follow the onscreen instruction and you’ll be up and running in no time.

And later in the year when you get bit by a dead bee, don’t unplug and lug, run Malwarebytes.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Hello Everyone,

This coming Monday, January 24, 2010 from 12 - 3 p.m. we will be painting in at Brewed Awakenings, corner of Hwy 101 and Elmira, across the street from the Shell gas station in Bandon.
If the weather is kind to us, we can walk down to the Boat Basin to paint outside.

Thanks.
Ava

Art Information:

Bandon Library has openings to show art in the locked cases in the lobby. Available months for 2011 are May, June, August, September, October, November and December. If you have smaller 2-D or 3-D art to show, please contact Nancy Stein at stein.nancy4@gmail.com
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For the artists with the Port Orford First Monday Painters, and the Bandon Monday painters who do life drawing at the Port Orford Library:
Freshwater Gallery in Port Orford will be presenting a Valentine's Show of life drawing/painting works. Each artist who participates in the First Monday Life Drawing is invited to show for sale one painting, (due to space issues).

Please submit paintings framed, wired and ready to hang, and priced. Drop off at the gallery before Tuesday, February 8, 2001 or bring with you to life drawing on Monday, February 7th. Call to make arrangements to drop off at the gallery at 541-236-8077 or 350-2902.
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Artists are asked to donate different styles of vessels (preferably handmade) to help raise funds for Southern Coos Health Foundation which sponsors Women's Health Day.

The vessels will be auctioned at this year's event to be held February 5th, 8:30 - 2:30 p.m., at HarborTown Events Center in Old Town Bandon. The deadline for dropoff of the vessels is January 28th. They can be dropped at Bandon Artist Supply, or contact Carol Jones to arrange an alternative, or for more information. 541-347-2432.
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Mondays January 17th, 24th, 31st, 2011
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
"Landscapes in Oil" painting classes with instructor Carol Turner.
Pony Village Mall, North Bend, OR. at The Rose Palette, Suite 128, main floor, NW side entrance.
Sign up for all four classes for $80, or take one or more at $20 each. Progress at your own rate, all skill levels welcome. Contact Carol for a brochure or more information. 541-396-5373
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Wednesdays in January, 2011 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Intermediate Watercolor with Jane Snoddy
$10 per session
Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638
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Friday, January 21, 2011 5 - 7 p.m.
Umpqua Valley Art Association
1624 W. Harvard Roseburg, OR 97471 541-672-2532
Opening reception for "Expose Yourself" show.
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Saturday, January 22, 2011 12 - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Wood Carving for the Beginner" $35 plus $5 materials fee.
Instructor Ron Wright.
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Sunday, January 23, 2011 12 - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Camera and Composition" $30 tuition, additional printing time available from 3 - 4 p.m. with additional fees for print. Bring camera, batteries & memory card.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Kato Polymer Clay: "Polymer Caning Techniques" $30, materials included.
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Thursday, January 27, 2001 10:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Gold Beach Episcopal Church
Easternmost end of Moore Street.
Figure Drawing. For more information contact Alexandra alexandra@portraitsbyalexandra.com
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Thursday, January 27, 2011 6-9:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Captured Glass; Basic Stitches Series 1- Beginner"
$25, materials included. Offered the 4th Thursday of each month, a different bead stitch each class. "Netting" is the topic for this month.
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Saturday, January 29, 2011 12- 4 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Sterling Swirl Earrings" $38 plus materials fee of $14.
Instructor Delia Lyons
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January 31, 2011 Submission Deadline (NOT a postmark deadline)
"Lighthouse 2.0 Juried Show"
Lighthouses have played a critical role in maritime history and coastal life here in the Pacific Northwest. Open to emerging and established 2-D artists in Oregon 18 years of age or older. Submit up to three entries, $20. Artists are encouraged to go beyond the traditional lighthouse image and offer an exploration of lighthouses from a unique physical or symbolic perspetive. Cash prizes for selected submissions funded by entry fees. Awards will be given for Best of Show, Second Place and Third Place. Awards will be presented at artists' reception March 28, 2011, 5 - 7 p.m.
Juror is Michael Ousley.
Contact Curator S.L. Donaldson info@sldonaldsonfineart.com for more information.
Location of show: Whistling Gallery, Laurel Grove/Bandon.
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February 1 - February 27, 2011
Bandon Library Hallway Gallery
The annex of the Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art. These pieces are being shown in addition to those at Sage Gallery in the Port of Bandon building in Old Town. For more information contact Victoria Tierney victory7777@hughes.net
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Register now for 6 week class starting
Thursday, February 3, 2011 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Advanced Watercolor Workshop with Liv Drahos and Jean Adamson. $70 members, $85 non-members
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay 541-267-4877
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Thursday, February 3, 2011 6 - 9:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Wire Basics: Linking and Embellishing" $35, materials included.
Great workshop for beginners.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011 12 - 4 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Pour it On - Advanced Watercolor Class with Donna Wright"
$35 plus $5 material fee. Pre-requisite "Pour it On, Beginning Class.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011 2 - 5:00 p.m.
Sage Gallery, 390 First St. SW, Bandon (Port of Bandon, Upstairs)
Opening reception for "Time, a Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art". 541-329-0303
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Beginning Saturday, February 5, 2011 2-4 p.m.
Artists Loft, Pony Village Mall, North Bend
Portrait Painting Class in any medium, 6 week class. $90 Bring your own supplies. Sharon Backues instructor
For information call Patsy Billington 541-266-8056.
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Monday, February 7, 2011 11 - 4:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Glass class: Mosaic Miniatures $25, most mat'ls included.
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Thursdays February 10th, 17th & 24, 2011 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Course 2 Studio Drawing & Composition with dorothea tortilla
Building on the principles of Course 1 (in January), this will be further exploration using a range of materials for drawing & composition in a professional studio setting.
Cost: $45 / maximum 6 students.
Sign up deadline: Feb. 3, 2011 to sign up contact Susan Lehman at studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Friday, February 11, 2011 Evening
Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101 (Next to Paula's Bistro)
Port Orford, OR 541-236-8077
Opening Reception for the Life Drawing/Painting Show. Work by artists from the Port Orford First Monday Painters and Bandon Monday Painters. Show runs through February 28, 2011.
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Friday, February 11, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Beginning Bead Making with Otter" $90, materials included.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011 11 a.m.
Bay Area Artists Association monthly meeting at
Eden Hall on the campus of Southwestern Community College. Coos Bay. Program: Ron Wright:How to Bonsai
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Saturday, February 12, 2011 3 - 5:00 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery 1421 Bay Street, Old Town Florence, OR
541-997-8980 www.backstreetgallery.org
Opening reception for Jane Rincon, watercolorist.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Valentine's Day Art Party Join Susan Lehman and dorothea tortilla for a fun party and creative play day with valentine inspired projects to make and give to your loved ones, or to treasure & keep. Snacks & beverages provided, materials too!
Cost: $20 Maximum 8 partygoers. Sign up deadline Feb. 6, 2011 studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Beading: "Cab Wrap with Sharon Martin" $35 plus $5 material fee.
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Friday, February 18, 2011 11 - 1 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Viking Knit Earrings" 11 -1 p.m. $25 plus materials fee.
Instructor Sherri Carpenter. Pre-requisite for advanced class on April 22nd.
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Sunday, February 20, 2011 1 - 4 p.m.
Tools & Textures in Collage with Susan Lehman.
Explore different ways of making textured backgrounds for collage; then using simple stencils and stamps of your own designs, Susan helps you to create distinctive collage papers from tissue and repurposed art papers. Learn how to take your collages to a new creative level!
Cost: $35, everything provided. Maximum 8 students.
Sign up deadline February 13, 2011 studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Thursday, February 24, 2011 6-9:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Beading: "Peyote Collage: Basic Stitches Series 1 - Beginner"
$25, materials included.
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Friday & Saturday, February 25th & 26th, 2011 12 - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Bead Crochet" $40 plus materials. Instructor Delia Lyons.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011 Postmark Deadline
Emerald Art Center Spring Exhibition
A National Juried Painting Competition
May 3 - May 27, 2011
$6400 in Cash Awards
For prospectus and entry information: http://www.emeraldartcenter.org
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Wednesday and Thursday, March 2nd and 3rd, 2011
Submission dates for Call to Artists: "The Small Joys of Spring"
A juried show at the Artist Loft Gallery, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. $5 for one entry, $8 for two. Sizes limited to 8"x10", 12" x 16" or 11"x14" framed. 2-D (framed & wired,ready to hang), 3-D sculpture, assemblage, jewelry, collage, etc.
For information: Barbara Mahon 541-756-2481 or Patsy Billington 541-266-8056.
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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.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.
::: James McNeill Whistler :::

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Doing it.

Trapped inside by the rain and dark clouds you pace like a wild jungle animal or at least with the pent up energy of a second-grader. Will it never end? This eternal dark cloud which has settled over the coast and taken all of the color and light.

Sure, but why wait, in fact if you really are an artists you should be out there looking for what gifts the storm clouds have brought. See, art isn't something that materializes out of the ether like one of the spooks in a teen horror flick, although it can certainly seem like one when you wait with an empty canvas and find nothing at all to fill it with. But you can't let that stop you. Art takes work.

Yes, this is a discipline you have to work at every day. Just let a day pass and not only have you lost the time, (which you will never get back), but you have lost the unique opportunity to SEE.

Yes, like the joke in the old Holmes spoof, Without a Clue, you see but you don't observe. Cause if you really SEE, there is art all around you. The play of light and shadow as it races through any house turns ordinary things into wondrous treasures and you get it for free, if you SEE.

Look there, the cats have lined up like statues in a museum. What about that bowl of fruit on the table? Is that a Masai shield of a distorted reflection? It's there, if you want to SEE.

SEEing is part of what makes a person an artist. An artist sees what other folks just walk by. It's not a gift but a skill honed by hours of watching the things which fascinate you change and shimmer like a heat wave on a deserted street. But you have to SEE.

Take that pile of junk out by the shed. Is it a pile of junk or is it the next great creation in your magic show on canvas? We have so much more to SEE than the good folks who live inland, they don't get the gifts of the sea, washed up twice a day. They don't have birds of every sort and color wheeling on the air currents as they hunt for food, or the ships and boats, sailing or just rotting in the surf. How many people get to see a trawler fresh from emptying its load pass under a drawbridge with it's amber lights painting the ebb tide?

And then there's rust. Yes, rust, of course you have to SEE to see the art rust makes of metal parts forgotten by the folks who once needed them, cared for them, maintained them. The barnacles on the bottoms of the boats in the shipyard make their own art, but are you willing to SEE.

Art and artists have more in common with the Witch Doctors and Medicine Men of our tribal days, they see what we pass over and through magic of their own read secrets in the signs left by all the elements. But it takes practice, and it takes SEEing. How do you see, practice, practice, practice.

Art for all of its mystery and glory is a trade, like plumbing and carpentry, you learn by doing and as you do you get better and develop skills and find ways to make the tools you have do the work you SEE.

So get busy seeing and find something the clouds have left behind. There's no such thing as plumber's block and you should be just as good a tradesman as any plumber.

Monday, January 17, 2011

13th Annual Faces Juried Online International Art Exhibition

Upstream People Gallery announces a call to artists for an online exhibition, March 1, 2011 - February 28, 2012. Cash Awards, Special Recognitions, Press Releases, Int'l Publicity, Juror Critiques of artworks. Juror: Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art, University of Nebraska Omaha, who has exhibited in over 350 one-person, nat'l and int'l shows. Open to all artists worldwide whose artwork is involved with the subject matter of faces of all kinds. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional works including ceramics, sculpture, paintings, drawings, photography, prints and mixed media in all creative processes and forms. Deadline: February 24, 2011. $25 for up to 5 images; $5 each additional. View prospectus, or send a SASE to: 13th Faces, Upstream People Gallery, 5607 Howard St., Omaha, NE 68106-1257, USA. Questions? Contact Larry Bradshaw at shows@upstreampeoplegallery.com or 402-991-4741.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Local Art Only

What do you want a museum to do for the art community? Do you want local artists to be featured in every show or should the art be selected by a jury based on the juror’s individual opinions?

You know we are lucky to have a fine art museum in a town so small. Usually to support a museum you need a much larger community. A larger base means even when times get tough there are enough people to support the museum.

But here on the South Coast we don’t have that huge base. There are just three groups who maintain the museum.

There are the very wealthy who may understand the contribution the museum makes to the cultural life of all of the people on the South Coast. They may just contribute because it feels right. And that is a very good thing. Having the more affluent members of the community on your side is important. They do have all of the money, you know.

There are the volunteers, who give of their time and talents. Without these self-less workers, they museum could not function. They are there every day, behind the scenes doing the drudge work so that when a show or an opening comes around there are people to man the oars.

There are the artists. They are the ones who benefit the most from having a museum in their town. If there were no museum, life would go on. The nice folks in Roseburg are very welcoming to South Coast artists and the many galleries and art venues allow any artist a chance to have their work on public display.

So why do we need a Museum of Fine Art on the South Coast?

We need it because it offers the community an irreplaceable opportunity to see and experience all kinds of art, fine and not so fine. It exposes children to art and creates a new generation of art followers and artists. They're not going get it anywhere else.

It would be very easy to limit the shows the museum produces to local artists. After all there’s nothing like seeing your work hanging on the walls to make you feel accomplished. But is that all you want?

There are at least two venues in town which will hang any artists work without any limitation. So what does the museum have that Josie’s On Broadway and the Oregon Bay Properties don’t offer, national recognition, regional input and the critical analysis missing from an event which just allows anyone to compete.

And no I don’t like being excluded from Expressions West or The Maritime Show because I don’t paint, but thems the rules and you gotta live with them or organize your own show.

The artists of the South Coast need to reflect on just how important the museum is. If it really doesn’t provide a service to the community then allowing it to fade away from neglect and under support is the right thing to do.

If there is some greater good which comes from having a Museum of Fine Art, in our community, don’t let economic hard times strip the community of this precious resource.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Truck For Art


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Friday, January 14, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Hello Everyone,

This coming Monday, January 17, 2011, we will be painting out/in at Joni Fox's house from 12-3:00 p.m.

If you want to caravan or carpool, meet me at 11:10 a.m. at the North end of Ray's parking lot by Bree's.

The address is 63836 Fossil Point Rd. It is located on just off Cape Arago Highway between Charleston and Coos Bay on Fossil Point Rd....first house on the left. Park either in the driveway or along the wall so people turning onto Fossil Point don't hit your car.

Bring your lunch or something to share. I will bring a crockpot of chili. She has lovely views of the Coos River entrance/exit to the ocean, and the North Spit.

Hope to see you there. My cellphone number is 541-297-6118.
Ava

Art Information:

For the artists with the Port Orford First Monday Painters, and the Bandon Monday painters who do life drawing at the Port Orford Library:
Freshwater Gallery in Port Orford will be presenting a Valentine's Show of life drawing/painting works. Each artist who participates in the First Monday Life Drawing is invited to show for sale one painting, (due to space issues).

Please submit paintings framed, wired and ready to hang, and priced. Drop off at the gallery before Tuesday, February 8, 2001 or bring with you to life drawing on Monday, February 7th. Call to make arrangements to drop off at the gallery at 541-236-8077 or 350-2902.
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Artists are asked to donate different styles of vessels (preferably handmade) to help raise funds for Southern Coos Health Foundation which sponsors Women's Health Day.

The vessels will be auctioned at this year's event to be held February 5th, 8:30 - 2:30 p.m., at HarborTown Events Center in Old Town Bandon. The deadline for dropoff of the vessels is January 28th. They can be dropped at Bandon Artist Supply, or contact Carol Jones to arrange an alternative, or for more information. 541-347-2432.
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Jan. 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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Mondays January 17th, 24th, 31st, 2011
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
"Landscapes in Oil" painting classes with instructor Carol Turner.
Pony Village Mall, North Bend, OR. at The Rose Palette, Suite 128, main floor, NW side entrance.
Sign up for all four classes for $80, or take one or more at $20 each. Progress at your own rate, all skill levels welcome. Contact Carol for a brochure or more information. 541-396-5373
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Four Mondays in January 2011
Beginning Watercolor, Sherry Howk instructor.
Level 1 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $60
Four Thursdays in January 2011
Level II from 10 a.m - 12:30 p.m. $60
Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend 541-756-7638
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Wednesdays in January, 2011 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Intermediate Watercolor with Jane Snoddy
$10 per session
Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638
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Friday, January 21, 2011 Nan Forsberg-Hammons
Three collage classes, above dates and instructors, time each Friday is 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost is $110. Space is limited, your check is your registration. When you register, you will receive a materials list.
Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend 541-756-7638
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Call to all Oregon artists: the annual "Expose Yourself" non-juried, 2-dimensional art show at Umpqua Valley Arts Association , 1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR.
Drop-off dates are:
Wednesday, Thursday, January 12th and 13th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, January 15th 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Show hangs January 21st through March 10, 2011.
For submission information see http://uvarts.com/
(Note from Ava: We encourage you to support this show by entering your art. It's good exposure to the inland art viewers. Susan Lehman and I will be delivering paintings Saturday, and will take yours for you. Contact me if you would like us to deliver your art to the show... 541-347-4643 or yarnfarm@harborside.com )
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Saturday, January 15, 2011 1:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon
Lapidary wizard Mel Scott presentation on "how agates and other favorite stones are formed". Free, all ages welcome. 541-329-0303
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Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Meet the Gallery Artists at Easy Lane Frames and Select Gallery
(Half will display in January, the other half in February)
3440 Broadway, North Bend, OR 97459 TheSelectArtGallery.com
541-756-7638
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Saturday, January 15, 2011 Postmark Deadline
for Expressions West 2011 art show.

Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-267-3901
For prospectus and entry form go to http://www.coosart.org
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Thursday, January 20, 2011 2 - 4:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Rosary Wrap- Wire Working Basics Series"
$20 materials included. Perfect for the beginner.
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Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 20, 21 and 22, 2011
Mixed Media, Abstract Workshop Barbara Mahon, instructor
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open to intermediate & advanced painters with an appreciation of the abstract. 541-756-2481 North Bend
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Friday, January 21, 2011 5 - 7 p.m.
Umpqua Valley Art Association
1624 W. Harvard Roseburg, OR 97471 541-672-2532
Opening reception for "Expose Yourself" show.
(This is a non-juried show. You still have time to enter. Just download the forms from http://uvarts.com/ )
Drop-off dates are:
Wednesday, Thursday, January 12th and 13th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, January 15th 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
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Saturday, January 22, 2011 12 - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Wood Carving for the Beginner" $35 plus $5 materials fee.
Instructor Ron Wright.
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Sunday, January 23, 2011 12 - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Camera and Composition" $30 tuition, additional printing time available from 3 - 4 p.m. with additional fees for print. Bring camera, batteries & memory card.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Kato Polymer Clay: "Polymer Caning Techniques" $30, materials included.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011 6-9:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Captured Glass; Basic Stitches Series 1- Beginner"
$25, materials included. Offered the 4th Thursday of each month, a different bead stitch each class. "Netting" is the topic for this month.
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Saturday, January 29, 2011 12- 4 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Sterling Swirl Earrings" $38 plus materials fee of $14.
Instructor Delia Lyons
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January 31, 2011 Submission Deadline (NOT a postmark deadline)
"Lighthouse 2.0 Juried Show"
Lighthouses have played a critical role in maritime history and coastal life here in the Pacific Northwest. Open to emerging and established 2-D artists in Oregon 18 years of age or older. Submit up to three entries, $20. Artists are encouraged to go beyond the traditional lighthouse image and offer an exploration of lighthouses from a unique physical or symbolic perspetive. Cash prizes for selected submissions funded by entry fees. Awards will be given for Best of Show, Second Place and Third Place. Awards will be presented at artists' reception March 28, 2011, 5 - 7 p.m.
Juror is Michael Ousley.
Contact Curator S.L. Donaldson info@sldonaldsonfineart.com for more information.
Location of show: Whistling Gallery, Laurel Grove/Bandon.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011 6 - 9:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Wire Basics: Linking and Embellishing" $35, materials included.
Great workshop for beginners.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011 12 - 4 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Pour it On - Advanced Watercolor Class with Donna Wright"
$35 plus $5 material fee. Pre-requisite "Pour it On, Beginning Class.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011 2 - 5:00 p.m.
Sage Gallery, 390 First St. SW, Bandon (Port of Bandon, Upstairs)
Opening reception for "Time, a Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art". 541-329-0303
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Monday, February 7, 2011 11 - 4:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Glass class: Mosaic Miniatures $25, most mat'ls included.
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Thursdays February 10th, 17th & 24, 2011 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Course 2 Studio Drawing & Composition with dorothea tortilla
Building on the principles of Course 1 (in January), this will be further exploration using a range of materials for drawing & composition in a professional studio setting.
Cost: $45 / maximum 6 students.
Sign up deadline: Feb. 3, 2011 to sign up contact Susan Lehman at studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Register now--3 spaces left
Tony Adams will be teaching an Animal Painting Class in Acrylics
Saturdays February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Coquille Valley Art Association
10144 Hwy 42 Coquille, OR 541-396-3294
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Friday, February 11, 2011 Evening
Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101 (Next to Paula's Bistro)
Port Orford, OR 541-236-8077
Opening Reception for the Life Drawing/Painting Show. Work by artists from the Port Orford First Monday Painters and Bandon Monday Painters. Show runs through February 28, 2011.
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Friday, February 11, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Beginning Bed Making with Otter" $90, materials included.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Valentine's Day Art Party Join Susan Lehman and dorothea tortilla for a fun party and creative play day with valentine inspired projects to make and give to your loved ones, or to treasure & keep. Snacks & beverages provided, materials too!
Cost: $20 Maximum 8 partygoers. Sign up deadline Feb. 6, 2011 studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Beading: "Cab Wrap with Sharon Martin" $35 plus $5 material fee.
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Friday, February 18, 2011 11 - 1 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Viking Knit Earrings" 11 -1 p.m. $25 plus materials fee.
Instructor Sherri Carpenter. Pre-requisite for advanced class on April 22nd.
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Sunday, February 20, 2011 1 - 4 p.m.
Tools & Textures in Collage with Susan Lehman.
Explore different ways of making textured backgrounds for collage; then using simple stencils and stamps of your own designs, Susan helps you to create distinctive collage papers from tissue and repurposed art papers. Learn how to take your collages to a new creative level!
Cost: $35, everything provided. Maximum 8 students.
Sign up deadline February 13, 2011 studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Thursday, February 24, 2011 6-9:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Beading: "Peyote Collage: Basic Stitches Series 1 - Beginner"
$25, materials included.
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Friday & Saturday, February 25th & 26th, 2011 12 - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Bead Crochet" $40 plus materials. Instructor Delia Lyons.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011 Postmark Deadline
Emerald Art Center Spring Exhibition
A National Juried Painting Competition
May 3 - May 27, 2011
$6400 in Cash Awards
For prospectus and entry information: http://www.emeraldartcenter.org

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Nose Pressed to the Glass.

This time of year we spend a lot of hours with our noses pressed to the glass wishing that the rain would go away and the sun would come out and play. How do you paint when the wind is blowing, the rain is constant and the temp is cold enough to freeze a well-digger’s…but let’s not dwell on the negative?

It’s hard to work up the motivation much less find something that inspires you when you won’t even go out to greet the Publisher’s Clearing House guys.

Now this is where getting along with the photographers among us can be a boon. They’ve been out all year long stocking up on beautiful, colorful images which can now be used as a starting point for your painting. You don’t know any photographers.

That’s too bad. It says something very unfortunate about people and how they work together or don’t. Maybe now would be a good time to visit the Oregon Coast Photographer’s Association meetings. And you’re in luck; they meet twice a month so you won’t have to wait for next month to start building bridges.

You could try the reception for the Umpqua Valley Arts Association “Expose Yourself” show, but maybe you don’t want to travel that far or like me you are scared stiff by Oregon Roads. There is the Lighthouse 2.0 show coming up at Whistling Gallery. That’s a lot closer and ought to be crawling with photographers. You could stop at Second Street Gallery on the way back and talk to Richard. I know he’d have some names for photographers if he only mentions the ones who entered the Celebrate Photography show.

But wait, you have a camera? Then what are you doing here? Get out and take those pictures.

Now me, I’m delicate, I’m fragile, I’d melt, so going out in the rain is not something I would want to do. Probably why the Dimmocks and Kelle get all of those fantastic bird pictures, they go outside.

Wait, there is a thought, (I know, you’ll call the World), don’t go very far. In the first place you have to protect your camera from the rain and there are plenty of great pictures lurking close to home, so you’ll only have to get a little wet.

What? Where are these alleged pictures lurking close to home, where you don’t have to get soaked and can be back in the warm, dry house, in a flash? They’re hiding behind your windows. That’s right. I want you to go outside and look back into the house through your own windows.

Some of the best, most interesting images can be found looking in through a rain soaked window. Think about that bowl of apples, tomatoes, bananas, which has been sitting on the table for months. Inside the house it’s boring. I know, you did not plan it that way but the truth is it’s boring. That’s why it has been sitting there all of this time, it was so boring that you never looked at it and wondered how long it had been sitting there.

But look through a rain-soaked window and suddenly it’s brilliant.

Don’t care for still life? How about the family? Get the “Big Guy” off the sofa and have him look out the window. Even the most dedicated Archie Bunker becomes mysterious, thoughtful or melancholy with a few rain drops making trails across the frosted glass.

And the good news? The good news is it will change every time you venture out. The people will change, the nick-knacks will change, the lighting will change and you’ll be there to capture it, ‘cause it’s you own window!

And just in case you don’t believe me, take a look…



Makes you want to put on your trench coat and head out to the mean streets, or at least peep in the windows. And no, stick to your windows, the neighbors will not take kindly to your artistic vision.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
Oscar Wilde

Monday, January 10, 2011

Let's try light.

Okay, so can we agree that Rembrandt produced some of the most dramatic works of all the greta artists. He worked with a very limited palette. If we were to try to recreate his choices, they'd include; yellow ocher, burnt sienna, burnt umber, white, black, and a brownish or orangey red such as cadmium red deep.

What a good idea. Let's take just those colors and see what we can make of them. Yes, I do realize you are not Rembrandt and you don't want to paint like him, but why not try this exercise?

We forget how dependent we are on color and light to make our works dramatic. In photography, I often delete all of the color and replace it with a few of my own choosing. You'd be surprise how common objects suddenly become fascinating when all of the color has been taken from them.



Yes, that is a blade of common grass blowing in the wind we so frequently get 'round here and yes, I did take it on purpose. I didn't know exactly what I was going to do with it, but I took it so I'd have it when I finally grew a brain.

Turns out the nice folks at Roseburg staged a black and white show last year and while I didn't enter this image I thought about it and made up a working copy so that I could see what would happen if I made it a black and white.



Different isn't and to my eye it has a lot more drama and power. Of course I still haven't found what I am going to do with it and maybe I won't but doing the thing is a lot more important than using the thing.

Okay, I get it you are a realist and things just don't happen like that in Nature. They always have color. No, not really. Take the moon. I have shots of the moon when it was red and I have shots of the moon set in a bright, light blue sky. Single colors, they do happen in Nature, you just have to be there to catch them.

But to be reasonable, we get twilight every day, or almost every day when the sun doesn’t set at three o'clock. Oregon weather can some times take all the fun out of giving an example. Back to the point, twilight reduces the light spectrum and leaves us with a very limited color palette. Yes, it does, take a drive along Cape Arago at sunset. When I came home from the museum Thursday it was just as the last light fell off the horizon and all of the Bar was done in blue. It was like one giant Picasso and it was beautiful. Now all I have is a memory because I had just come from work and didn't have a camera with me, but I should have.

“Yeah, but that was just a freak of Nature, it'll never happen again.” Maybe and maybe not. One of the reasons why I take that drive is that the scene changes every hour of every day. I do not believe that it has been the same set of colors, clouds, waves or seasons since I moved here. And yes, I have had my camera with me when things went wildly dramatic. Never saw vermillion reeds? I did and you can have a look. Not all that many colors and yet it is a pretty spectacular view.

So try working with a limited set of colors for a while at the dawn of this new year. Maybe you'll want to toss them in the trash and go back to the full monty that you have always used and maybe you'll see something different.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

"Fashioning Photography"

Vermont Photo Space Gallery in Essex Jct., Vermont seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition. Free framing/ matting, Juror's Choice, Peoples Choice. Where do art and fashion meet? Since the 1990's, the two have benefited from constant cross-fertilization and we are taking fashion photography very seriously as a result. There is diversity and energy in contemporary fashion photography. Juror for "Fashioning Photography" is Bobby Mozumder, both a Photographer, and Editor-in-Chief at FutureClaw Magazine, currently in its third year. $20 entry fee. Deadline: February 14, 2011. Visit website for more information. Questions? Please contact Polly Raine at info@vermontphotospace.com or call 802-777-FOTO.

2nd Annual, "Of Memory, Bone & Myth" National Juried Photography Exhibition

The University of North Dakota seeks entries for a photography exhibition, April 7-29, 2011 at Third Street Gallery in Grand Forks, ND. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best of Show Monetary awards. Juror: Paul Cava, artist, collector and publisher. Open to all national artists 18 years and over (professional, emerging and students). All work must be for sale. Open to any photographic medium, including but not limited to historical processes, traditional silver printing, chromogenic and digital or mixed media processes. $15 for 3 images. Deadline: February 11, 2011. Visit website for prospectus. Email questions to Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith at suzanne.gonsalez@und.edu

Fine Art Photography Competition

ArtSpace Herndon seeks entries for a photography exhibition, March 1-27, 2011 in Herndon, VA. 1st Place $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $100. Juror: Erin Antognoli. Open to fine art photographers (18 or older) from DC, Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia working in any medium (digital or analog, color or monochrome), and using any printing technique - we care about well done art more than the specific medium, technique, or format. Fine Art Photography of any subject is welcome; there is no required theme. $25.00 for up to five (5) images. Deadline: February 5, 2011. Visit website for details, or send a SASE to: ArtSpace Herndon, PO Box 916, Herndon, VA 20172-0916. Questions? Please contact Robin Carroll at rcarroll@artspaceherndon.com or call 703-956-6590.
Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies. (Diane Arbus)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Hello Everyone,

This coming Monday, January 10, 2011, we will be painting out/in at Old Bandon Golf Links from 12-3:00 p.m.

It is located behind the Best Western Inn at Face Rock motel on Beach Loop. Turn in as if you were going to the motel's restaurant (Bandon Bill's) but go straight on the road between the motel buildings and you will see the Gold Course building on a knoll behind the motel.

They serve lunch from a limited menu, and beverages. If the weather is nice there is a deck to paint from, or you can paint on the course. Otherwise there is a view from inside, and it's roomy and well lit.

Hope to see you there. My cellphone number is 541-297-6118.
Ava

Art Information:

Artists are asked to donate different styles of vessels (preferably handmade) to help raise funds for Southern Coos Health Foundation which sponsors Women's Health Day.

The vessels will be auctioned at this year's event to be held February 3rd at HarborTown Events Center in Old Town Bandon. The deadline for dropoff of the vessels is January 28th. They can be dropped at Bandon Artist Supply, or contact Carol Jones to arrange an alternative, or for more information. 541-347-2432.
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Now through January
Bandon Artist Supply, Old Town Bandon 541-347-4482
"Works from Life" Art Show by local artist Dr. Len Rosen.
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Now through February 18, 2011
Coos Art Museum 235 Anderson, Coos Bay 541-267-3901 http://www.coosart.org
"Fish - Fishing art Competition"
Tony Adams' "Peacable Kingdom"
The Fiber Artists of Stitch "Truth to Tell"
Artwork of the Jurors: Anne Sobbota, Andy Charles, Don McMichael
Clare Wehrle Community Gallery - ORCO Arts Guild - Multimedia Fantasy-- Art from workshop taught by A. Savenko-Moore.
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Saturday, January 8, 2011 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bay Area Artists Association monthly meeting
Southwestern Community College, Eden Hall
This month's speaker: Barbara Mahon will present a demonstration and hands on participation of Ink and Ink Techniques. Public Welcome.
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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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Mondays beginning January 10, 2011 and 17th, 24th, 31st
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
"Landscapes in Oil" painting classes with instructor Carol Turner.
Pony Village Mall, North Bend, OR. at The Rose Palette, Suite 128, main floor, NW side entrance.
Sign up for all four classes for $80, or take one or more at $20 each. Progress at your own rate, all skill levels welcome. Contact Carol for a brochure or more information. 541-396-5373
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Saturday, January 8, 2011 3 - 5 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery 1421 Bay Street, Old Town Florence
http://www.backstreetgallery.org 541-997-8980
Artist of the Month Opening Reception for Jayne Smoley presents decorative and utilitarian pieces made from transparent fused glass.
(Also, December 31st is last day for display of the "Little Dickens" miniature show.)
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Saturday, January 8, 2011 4 - 7 p.m.
Second Saturday Art Walk Downtown Brookings
If you miss this month's artwalk you can view photos at http://www.wildriverscoastart.com
Four Mondays in January 2011
Beginning Watercolor, Sherry Howk instructor.
Level 1 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $60
Four Thursdays in January 2011
Level II from 10 a.m - 12:30 p.m. $60
Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend 541-756-7638
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Sunday, January 9, 2011 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Opening reception for the Kids Art Show at
Southern Coos Hospital and Health Care
900 Eleventh Street, Bandon
Hope you make time to see this fun show!
Music by Holly & Jim Sylvester & Mary Johnson
Punch and cookies served by the SCHHC Auxilliary.
Show runs through March.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Session I 2-5 p.m. Session II 5:30 - 8:30
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Stained Glass" 6 weeks class, $105, additional cost for materials varies according to project. Instructor Cheryl.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1-4 p.m.
Beginning Watercolor Class with Carol Young 541-260-4573
Artist Loft Gallery Classroom, Pony Village Mall, North Bend
8 classes for $120
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Agate Wrap" $35 includes materials.
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Wednesdays in January, 2011 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Intermediate Watercolor with Jane Snoddy
$10 per session
Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638
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Thursdays, January 13th, 20th & 27th 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Course 1: Studio Drawing & Composition
Learn to draw or review your drawing skills. This class will give you ideas to discover new & different approaches to stimulate your creativity. Enjoy working in clear north light this winter with dorothea tortilla at studio t.
$50 fee includes sketchbook to be used for both Course 1, and Course 2 (in February). Sign up deadline: January 6, 2011
to sign up contact Susan Lehman at studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Friday, January 7, 2011 Donna Wright
Friday, January 14, 2011 Susan Lehman
Friday, January 21, 2011 Nan Forsberg-Hammons
Three collage classes, above dates and instructors, time each Friday is 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost is $110. Space is limited, your check is your registration. When you register, you will receive a materials list.
Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend 541-756-7638
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Call to all Oregon artists: the annual "Expose Yourself" non-juried, 2-dimensional art show at Umpqua Valley Arts Association , 1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR.
Drop-off dates are:
Wednesday, Thursday, January 12th and 13th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, January 15th 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Show hangs January 21st through March 10, 2011.
For submission information see http://uvarts.com/
(Note from Ava: We encourage you to support this show by entering your art. It's good exposure to the inland art viewers. Susan Lehman and I will be delivering paintings and will take yours for you. Contact me if you would like us to deliver your art to the show... 541-347-4643 or yarnfarm@harborside.com )
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Saturday, January 15, 2011 1:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon
Lapidary wizard Mel Scott presentation on "how agates and other favorite stones are formed". Free, all ages welcome. 541-329-0303
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Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Meet the Gallery Artists at Easy Lane Frames and Select Gallery
(Half will display in January, the other half in February)
3440 Broadway, North Bend, OR 97459 TheSelectArtGallery.com
541-756-7638
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Saturday, January 15, 2011 Postmark Deadline
for Expressions West 2011 art show.

Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-267-3901
For prospectus and entry form go to http://www.coosart.org
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Thursday, January 20, 2011 2 - 4:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Rosary Wrap- Wire Working Basics Series"
$20 materials included. Perfect for the beginner.
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Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 20, 21 and 22, 2011
Mixed Media, Abstract Workshop Barbara Mahon, instructor
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open to intermediate & advanced painters with an appreciation of the abstract. 541-756-2481 North Bend
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Friday, January 21, 2011 5 - 7 p.m.
Umpqua Valley Art Association
1624 W. Harvard Roseburg, OR 97471 541-672-2532
Opening reception for "Expose Yourself" show.
(This is a non-juried show. You still have time to enter. Just download the forms from http://uvarts.com/ )
Drop-off dates are:
Wednesday, Thursday, January 12th and 13th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, January 15th 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
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Saturday, January 22, 2011 12 - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Wood Carving for the Beginner" $35 plus $5 materials fee.
Instructor Ron Wright.
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Sunday, January 23, 2011 12 - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Camera and Composition" $30 tuition, additional printing time available from 3 - 4 p.m. with additional fees for print. Bring camera, batteries & memory card.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Kato Polymer Clay: "Polymer Caning Techniques" $30, materials included.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011 6-9:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Captured Glass; Basic Stitches Series 1- Beginner"
$25, materials included. Offered the 4th Thursday of each month, a different bead stitch each class. "Netting" is the topic for this month.
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Saturday, January 29, 2011 12- 4 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Sterling Swirl Earrings" $38 plus materials fee of $14.
Instructor Delia Lyons
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January 31, 2011 Submission Deadline (NOT a postmark deadline)
"Lighthouse 2.0 Juried Show"
Lighthouses have played a critical role in maritime history and coastal life here in the Pacific Northwest. Open to emerging and established 2-D artists in Oregon 18 years of age or older. Submit up to three entries, $20. Artists are encouraged to go beyond the traditional lighthouse image and offer an exploration of lighthouses from a unique physical or symbolic perspetive. Cash prizes for selected submissions funded by entry fees. Awards will be given for Best of Show, Second Place and Third Place. Awards will be presented at artists' reception March 28, 2011, 5 - 7 p.m.
Juror is Michael Ousley.
Contact Curator S.L. Donaldson info@sldonaldsonfineart.com for more information.
Location of show: Whistling Gallery, Laurel Grove/Bandon.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011 6 - 9:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Wire Basics: Linking and Embellishing" $35, materials included.
Great workshop for beginners.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011 12 - 4 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Pour it On - Advanced Watercolor Class with Donna Wright"
$35 plus $5 material fee. Pre-requisite "Pour it On, Beginning Class.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011 2 - 5:00 p.m.
Sage Gallery, 390 First St. SW, Bandon (Port of Bandon, Upstairs)
Opening reception for "Time, a Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art". 541-329-0303
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Monday, February 7, 2011 11 - 4:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Glass class: Mosaic Miniatures $25, most mat'ls included.
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Thursdays February 10th, 17th & 24, 2011 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Course 2 Studio Drawing & Composition with dorothea tortilla
Building on the principles of Course 1 (in January), this will be further exploration using a range of materials for drawing & composition in a professional studio setting.
Cost: $45 / maximum 6 students.
Sign up deadline: Feb. 3, 2011 to sign up contact Susan Lehman at studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Tony Adams will be teaching an Animal Painting Class in Acrylics
Saturdays February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Coquille Valley Art Association
10144 Hwy 42 Coquille, OR 541-396-3294
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Friday, February 11, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Beginning Bed Making with Otter" $90, materials included.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Valentine's Day Art Party Join Susan Lehman and dorothea tortilla for a fun party and creative play day with valentine inspired projects to make and give to your loved ones, or to treasure & keep. Snacks & beverages provided, materials too!
Cost: $20 Maximum 8 partygoers. Sign up deadline Feb. 6, 2011 studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Beading: "Cab Wrap with Sharon Martin" $35 plus $5 material fee.
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Friday, February 18, 2011 11 - 1 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Viking Knit Earrings" 11 -1 p.m. $25 plus materials fee.
Instructor Sherri Carpenter. Pre-requisite for advanced class on April 22nd.
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Sunday, February 20, 2011 1 - 4 p.m.
Tools & Textures in Collage with Susan Lehman.
Explore different ways of making textured backgrounds for collage; then using simple stencils and stamps of your own designs, Susan helps you to create distinctive collage papers from tissue and repurposed art papers. Learn how to take your collages to a new creative level!
Cost: $35, everything provided. Maximum 8 students.
Sign up deadline February 13, 2011 studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Thursday, February 24, 2011 6-9:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
Beading: "Peyote Collage: Basic Stitches Series 1 - Beginner"
$25, materials included.
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Friday & Saturday, February 25th & 26th, 2011 12 - 3:00 p.m.
Sage Place, 525 11th St, Bandon 541-329-0303
"Bead Crochet" $40 plus materials. Instructor Delia Lyons.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011 Postmark Deadline
Emerald Art Center Spring Exhibition
A National Juried Painting Competition
May 3 - May 27, 2011
$6400 in Cash Awards
For prospectus and entry information: http://www.emeraldartcenter.org
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A website you might like to use for access to numerous Calls for Artists and other information too lengthy to use in this newsletter.
Regional Arts & Culture Council http://racc.org Resources

Friday, January 7, 2011

Winter Workshops at Sage and Sage Place.

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