Monday, February 28, 2011

Eye Candy

If you are staying at home on Sundays, and with the wild weather we've been having who wouldn't, you should take a look at Halogen TV's Artland. This series travels the US finding unique art treasures in the outback.

On last week's program they profiled New Mexico potter Sandra Victorino. Her coiled bas relief pottery is unique to the Acuna culture and might well escape the notice of an artist from a different geographical area.

this is one of those rare television programs which bring art to an audience much wide than the art would reach on its own. In addition to providing much needed exposure to regional artists it allows others to believe in the opportunity to get their own work profiled.

It's worth an hour on a dark and stormy night

And you might want to take a look at Sandra Victorino's work if only to inspire you to greater heights!


http://www.tribalexpressions.com/pottery/victorino.htm

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Better Than the Whole

What is your Eye like?

It’s a valid question, do you see the world in wide screen or do you focus on the tiny details?

As an artist it is important to identify this part of vision. If you don’t know how you see how can you select the subject which best fits your Eye.

Me, I’ve made no secret of how I see, I like people and details. But maybe that’s not what your Eye sees. Do you like scenes of gentle streams flowing over broken rocks or waves crashing against the shore? Did you participate in the Fish/Fishing Art Show; are you going to enter the Thunder at CAM show? Why not?

It’s all about how you see. Motorcycles may not appeal to every artist as a worthwhile subject. Maybe you have a whole trunk full of negative stereotypes about motorcycles and the folks who ride them. Widen your view; find the image which suits your Eye. Like brilliant colors, try thinking about the tank on a bike, or the helmets, like complex patterns, the exhaust system on most bikes would give Escher a headache.

The men and women who buy and ride the metal monsters come in all shapes and sizes, some beautiful and some well less so, but they all have faces which hold the story of their lives etched there for the thoughtful artist to capture.

You’re a plein air painter and don’t do subjects who flit about like dragonflies skimming the waters. Try the downtown Harley shop, you can’t flit there, no you have to be a serious buyer and that means parking your bike. But ask first just like you would in any other situation.

The range of subjects is vast and the choices would make, well they’d make just about anyone cross their eyes. That’s what is so important about finding your Eye. Once you know what you like and what you want as the subject of your work you can focus that laser-like vision and produce your best projects.

And if you know what you like and are likely to focus on, you can do the opposite and break your habit pattern. You can vary your choice of subjects and find wonder in many things instead of just one. Like I said, I like people and details and spend most of my time trying to find interesting faces and minute details I can turn into the basis of my work. But I also make time to see the “Big Picture” and do landscapes and seascapes.

If you are still searching for your Eye, how can you possibly find a new and wonderful image to work with? Ya can’t and thems the facts. Find what you see with your Eye and then do the opposite. You’ll always come back to what you love. But by venturing off at a new way of seeing you might find a thing worth a second or third look.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

“Exposure 2011!”

GALLERY FIVE AT THE FLORENCE EVENTS CENTER
Presents
“Exposure 2011!”
Photography Only
May 2 – June 30, 2011

In this unique show, artists are invited to “hang” up to 3 pieces of art, utilizing the rods used to hang art work in the FEC Gallery. ALL ART WORK MUST BE FOR SALE. The FEC WILL TAKE A 25% COMMISSION ON ALL SALES AND AN ADDITIONAL 4% CHARGE WILL BE MADE FOR CREDIT CARD SALES. Following are the guidelines for the show:

FLAT ART (Photography Only)

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

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

3. Applications and fee, must reach the FEC office, or be post marked by April 15, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


“EXPOSURE 2011!”
APPLICATION FORM
(Photography)
Return completed applications and payment to:
Florence Events Center, Gallery Committee
715 Quince Street Florence, OR 97439 (541)997-1994

Name:___________________________________________ Home Phone________________________________

Address__________________________________________ City________ State_________ Zip_______________

E-mail________________________________________________


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

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

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


Please have art work s clean and ready to hang. Thank you…

I acknowledge on this date_________________ I have received all items that I had on display at the FEC Gallery and that all items are in good condition.

________________________________________________________________________(Signature of exhibitor)
10/28/08

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Hello Everyone,

This coming Monday, February 28, 2011 we will meet 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Coquille Valley Art Association, 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille.

Please bring your lunch. Hopefully it will be nice enough to paint outdoors, but there is plenty of room indoors if it's cold. I will be late getting there, but please come when you can. :)

Hope to see you there. My cellphone number is 541-297-6118.
Ava
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Art Information:
FYI: New listings have asterisks *** next to the date.
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If you have experience/knowledge to share about Adobe Fireworks and/or Dream Weaver, please e-mail Linda at this NEW E-Mail Linda Nielsen stardustdoc@aol.com
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Vicki Affatati has a new project and needs help. She is teaching art after school at Harborlights Middle School--5/6th graders on Wednesdays, and 7th/8th graders on Thursdays, both 3:30 - 5 p.m. She need supplies and artists assistance too. vickimajid@yahoo.com
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Bandon Library has openings to show art in the locked cases in the lobby. Available months for 2011 are May, 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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February Sale 15% Off: Pens/Pencils, Paints and Portfolios at Bandon Artist Supply. 541-347-4482
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Logan model 301S mat cutters, List price $119.95 now on sale for $79.99 while they last--limited stock. Two cutting heads, instructional dvd included. Art Connection , Coos Bay, 541-269-2864
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****Three Rivers Gallery, 77231 US Hwy 101, Gardiner, OR 97441
New gallery looking for artists work to exhibit. Prefers abstract, but will consider all submissions--medium sized pieces for consignment. Send 3-5 digital images to anthonysculpture@charter.net 541-271-2030
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Current Shows:
through February 27, 2011
Coos Bay Library, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
Art by Janne LaValle. "Life Flow", all pieces have a water element to them. Many of the pieces are new works completed in the last few months and include charcoal and graphite drawings and encaustic paintings.
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through February 28, 2011 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Florence Events Center
715 Quince St, Florence, OR
Maritime art by Gene Olson
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through 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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through February 27, 2011 Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5pm
Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101 (Next to Paula's Bistro)
Port Orford, OR 541-236-8077
Opening Reception for "Figurative Aphrodite", A collection of Figurative Works by artists from the Port Orford First Monday Painters and Bandon Monday Painters.
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through April 2, 2011 Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5 p.m.
Bandon Artist Supply, 175 2nd Street, Bandon
Watercolors by Sharon Jensen
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Thursday, February 24, 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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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
Call to Artists: 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, March 9, 2011 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Critique Group Led by Susan Lehman and dorothea tortilla--an hour of group participation to critique art work in process (any medium). $10 Sign up deadline is March 2, 2011 studioblue@mycomspan.com
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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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Saturday, March 5, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Senior Center, Powers Oregon
Watercolor Workshop Instructor is Pearl Maxner--watercolorist, author and book illustrator. All levels of experience welcome.
$25, bring your own lunch and supplies. Call for supply list and to register at 541-439-2127.
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Call to Artists Deadline March 7 or 8, 2011
Easy Lane Frames and Select Art Gallery
3440 Broadway, North Bend 541-756-7638
Open to All Artists. Theme is "Visions of Spring" All mediums are welcome. Gallery visitors will select a People's Choice Best of Show. Winning artist will be awarded a gift certificate to be used in the gallery for artwork, framing or classes. Show opens Saturday, March 19 and runs through April 29th.
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Wednesdays, March 9, 2011 through March 30, 2011 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church, Hwy 101, Florence, OR
"Portraits Made Easy" classes by instructor Karen Nichols
All materials furnished and are yours to keep. Space is limited. $65
541-902-8575 knichols222@msn.com to see her work: http://www.florenceartists.com
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****Saturday, March 12, 2011 11:00 a.m.
Eden Hall on SOCC Campus, Coos Bay
Monthly meeting of the Bay Area Artists Association
Program presented by Coni Stroud from Art Connection. She will share her expertise on what framing can do (or not do) for your artwork. Public welcome. For more info: Carol (President) at whiteginger2@charter.net
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Monday, March 14, 2011 Submission Deadline
Call to Artists from Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA for "In the Flesh 3: Contemporary Figurative Art", a juried exhibition at the Target Gallery. Show runs May 21 - June 26, 2011. $35 entry fee. http://www.torpedofactory.org
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****Sunday, March 20, 2011 1 - 3:00 p.m.
"First Day of Spring Into Art" class. Instructor dorothea tortilla will give a demonstration of an easy paper sculpting technique she devised "dry paper mache". Students will make 3-D birds and a collaged birdhouse, and a variety of paper flowers. Beginners age 12 and up through advanced students welcome. All materials provided. $25 Sign up deadline March 13, 2011. studioblue@mycomspan.com
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March 26, 2011 Submission Deadline
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay 541-267-3901 Call to Artists: "Thunder at CAM" show--Any theme related to motorcycles. Show will run Friday, June 10 - July 23, 2011. For prospectus and entry form: http://www.coosart.org
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Saturday, March 26, 2011 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Coquille Valley Art Association
10144 Hwy 42S, Coquille, OR
"Feel Your Art Before You Think It" painting class
Instructor Ava Richey. Bring your paints (and lunch), surfaces will be supplied. A 'loosen-up' approach to begin your paintings.
yarnfarm@harborside.com 541-297-6118
or Coquille Valley Art Assn, Anna Crosby, 541-396-3294
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*****Sunday, March 27, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.
"Big Book" class Instructor Susan Lehman. Collage one big sheet of paper by layering glazes, images and words. This will be folded into students' "Big Books" for further embellishments and story-telling. Can be a journal, book of poetry, sketchbook or art book. Suitable for all artists--beginners thru experienced. $35 includes materials. sign up deadline March 20. Contact Susan at studioblue@mycomspan.com
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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 at http://www.racc.org
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****RSVP by April 1, 2011: Florence Artists "Green Art" 5th Annual Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. Inviting artists to donate "Garden Art" for the silent auction. "You can re-use, re-cycle, and re-invent to create a piece of garden art--a birdhouse, sculpture, pot, bench, chair, a window frame, a painted wooden pole, etc...."
Saturday, June 4, 2011 deadline. Fundraiser will be indoor/outdoor beer/wine garden with a picnic of hotdogs and hamburgers at the Florence Events Center, 2 - 5:00 p.m. Ginny Kelly 541-902-7639 or gvkelly@oregonfast.net
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*****Sunday, April 3, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.
"Collage in a Box" Instructor Susan Lehman. Each artist will turn a cigar box into a visual story using bundles/scrolls and developing a meaningful story reference by integrating text, paint and collaged papers. Sign up deadline March 27. Susan studioblue@mycomspan.com
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****Sunday, April 17, 2011
"Make It, Print It!" Instructor dorothea tortilla will provide you with fresh ideas for making printing tools from simple objects and methods for applying them. Learn "Faux Silk-Screening" technique and an easy collagraph technique. Beginning thru experienced welcome. $35 includes materials. studioblue@mycomspan.com
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Call to Artists Deadline June 8, 2011
Umpqua Valley Arts Assn
1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
http://uvarts.com/call-to-artists
2011 Umpqua Plein Air "Location, Location, Location"
All artists of all abilities come participate, Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15, 2011. Check website for prospectus and entry form. Three locations for painting, 30 artists per location, so fill out your entry forms and get them in early.
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Call to Artists for Future Shows, check it out!
Umpqua Valley Arts Association 1625 Harvard Ave, Roseburg http://www.uvarts.com

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Botanical Art Show"

Call for entries (Posted: 7/16/10) -- K.A.S. Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky is seeking entries of botanical art for a national exhibition, May 13 - June 24, 2011. K.A.S. is accepting all mixed media as follows, photography, oil, acrylic, litography and drawings of Botanical (floral) art. Select artists will have an opportunity for a future solo show. $15 entry fee; additional $5 per image submission. No more than 5 submissions per artist. Deadline: March 28, 2011. Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: K.A.S. Gallery, 1806 Mellwood Ave., Bldg B, Louisville, KY 40206. Questions? Please contact the K.A.S. Gallery at info@k-a-s-gallery.com or call 859-230-6536.

"Richeson 75 Landscape, Seascape & Architectural"

Call for entries (Posted: 1/26/11) -- The Richeson School of Art & Gallery / Jack Richeson Co. announces a call to artists for an exhibition, June 24 - August 26, 2011 in Kimberly, WI. $3,000 cash Best in Show: 2 first prizes $1000 merchandise, 2 second prizes $500 in merchandise. Anyone over age 18 may enter this competition. Paintings must be in the physical gallery exhibit to be eligible for awards. Work must be entirely original in concept and execution and created after Jan. 1, 2009. No work previously shown at Richeson Gallery is eligible. Deadline: March 28, 2011. $30 1 image, $40 2 images, $50 3 images. Download prospectus (PDF format). Questions? Please contact the Richeson Gallery at richeson75@gmail.com or call 800-233-2404.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Black Market Gourmet

Late notice for the class on Wednesday February 23rd at 2 p.m., but if you can please plan to join us. If you are not snowed in, please come and enjoy an entertaining and tasty afternoon with Chef Jardin.

This class will repeat on Monday evening February 28th at 6 p.m.

Please visit our website at: www.blackmarketgourmet.com for upcoming cooking class dates and other events.

See you soon!


Black Market Gourmet
495 Central Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-269-0194
Toll Free: 1-877-777-2823
Fax: 541-269-0195
www.blackmarketgourmet.com

Spring Classes 2011

studio t. 622 Franklin Ave. Bandon OR

Critique group Join Susan Lehman and dorothea tortilla for an hour of group participation to critique your art work in any medium. Limited to 6 participants with 2 works of art each. Cost: $10. Wednesday, March 9 5:30-6:30 PM Sign up deadline: March 2, 2011

First Day of Spring Into Art Join dorothea for 2 hours on the first day of Spring as she demonstrates an easy paper sculpting technique she devised called “dry paper mache.” Make some 3-D birds & a collaged birdhouse and a variety of sophisticated paper flowers! Beginners age 12 and up through advanced students welcome and all materials provided. Class limited to 8 participants. Cost $25 Sunday, March 20 1-3 PM Sign up deadline: March 13, 2011

“BIG BOOK!” taught by Susan Lehman. Remember those big story books we read as kids? Turning those monumental pages to see what was on the next page???
Working intuitively we will spontaneously collage one big sheet of paper by layering glazes, images, and words. This background will be folded into our “Big Books”, the basis for further embellishments and story-telling, creating a “page-turner” that can be a journal, book of poetry, sketchbook, or art book! Suitable for all artists--beginners or experienced in collage. Maximum 6 students to accommodate the large size of the project! Dress for mess!!! Cost $35/all materials are provided Sunday, March 27th, 2011 1-4 PM Sign up deadline: March 20, 2011

Collage-in-a-Box with Susan Lehman. Bundles of love letters tied with a ribbon; ancient scrolls bound with silk cord! Images of people and places peek out through layers of collage materials assembled in a box format. Each artist will have the opportunity to turn a cigar box into an intriguing visual story with various details suggesting past lives and loves. Intuitively we choose images and items that hold meaning for us as artists. We will integrate prose amongst the layers of paint and collage papers, developing the meaning even further. This class is suitable for all artists, beginning or experienced in collage. Maximum 8 students. Cost $35/all materials provided Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 1-4 PM Sign up deadline: March 27, 2011

Make It, Print It! For those who love hand printing techniques or would like to learn some, this class with dorothea will provide you with lots of fresh ideas for making your own printing tools from simple objects and methods for applying them. You will be delighted to learn a simple “Faux Silk-Screening” technique that requires no silkscreen and an easy collagraph technique. Maximum 6 students, beginning or experienced. Cost: $35/all materials provided
Sunday, April 17, 2011 1-4PM Sign up deadline: April 10, 2011

For questions on any classes, email Susan at studioblue@mycomspan.com

dorothea tortilla @ studio t.
PO Box 1353
Bandon OR 97411


Classes are filled on a first come, first serve reservation basis. You may mail a check to the address above, payable to Max Hand or call 541.347.4962 with your credit card number. Credit card charges on your statement will be listed as a purchase from Max Hand. Please do not send credit card information in an email.

Reservations will be cashed one week prior to the class; they are non-refundable, but you may give your reservation to another person to attend in your place.

If fewer than 5 people reserve for a class, it will not be held and your deposit refunded. If reservations exceed the maximum number of students for a class, a waiting list will be created to fill a cancelled reservation or, if demand warrants it, to fill a duplicate class.

Please print and mail this form to the address above with check
or to place charge on a credit card, call 541.347.4962
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Not Just Another 2D Picture


click image for larger view

Not all mysteries are solved by Sherlock Holmes, some are worked out by artists using tiny little bits of glass and stone. Mosaic art has graced churches, temples and even establishments of ill repute. So here's your chance to become a part of this ancient tradition. Maybe you could supply a logo for Google!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Soon

It's not too soon to start thinking about what you are going to enter in CAM's Thunder show.

What you haven't heard?The deadline is Friday, March 26, so you have just over a month to get ready.

I don't do motorcycles.

Why not? There are as interesting as anything else and in the right light more interesting than some. If not the machines themselves the people who ride them or the clothes they wear or the shiny bits of chrome they buy for their bikes, what more could you ask?

But I don't associate with that sort of person.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm? Just what do you think a bike rider is like? Do you see Marlon Brando or Harvey Lembeck? Oh come on you know you did. You watched the Wild One or one of the Frankie and Annette beach party movies and you enjoyed it. But that isn't a very good way to learn about mototcycles.

To buy a Harley takes as much cash as buying a house and the folks who fork out such hefty stacks of dough take much better care of their bikes than you do of your lawn. No offense. There are collectors who only ride Indians, guys who have to have Milwaukee Magic or guys who ride only the latest screaming rocket from Japan. Does that sound even a little bit like Marlon Brando?

And they aren't the scary guys you see in the flashing light dramas on the tube, but lawyers, doctors and Indian chiefs, the motorcycle variety with no connection to the Native American population. These guys have white hair and big personalities and wear denim jackets and have wives riding on the back and houses and cars and big mortgages and they have bikes. Maybe you should go talk to them, it might change your attitude.

No matter what you do you need to get a project going for the show. This is a chance to do something different, it's not the same flower, boat or fish you've seen a dozen times before. You can meet some people you've never met before and do some preaching about why artists aren't sissies and why art is important to the whole community and why they should let you do a painting, sculpture, sketch of them and their ride. Sure, don't you think a two-stroke would make a fantastic piece for your coffee table?

And for the textile folks out there, the bike folks have their own textile industry. They buy a lot of things that come in cloth and they pay for it, but they usually pay the Harley shop and not some local artist. Why? Because artists don't do things that bike folks like. Why is that? They don't have cash and like to look great? I'm not giving away any ideas here 'cause you guys are tough enough to beat out but I'm thinking that a lot of the things bikers love would make great subjects for two-dimensional art.

So instead of just sitting on your hands and whining about why the art world never gives you a chance to enter the things you love and create, get busy. Find a way to enter this show.

Naw, can't be bothered. Okay, but don't be surprised when you want to see a soft drink show at the museum and they won't do it. Coke's the real thing, right? It is if its in that next prospectus. But you can't expect the guys who thought up the motorcycle show, went out and found the money, designed the promotions for the show, begged, borrowed and , well I guess they didn't steal but they did work hard to get it on the schedule and if you don't support their passions do you think they will support yours?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Paying Attention to the Folks Behind the Curtain

Today in beautiful downtown Coos Bay, the Coos Art Museum paid attention to all of the people who work in silence to make sure the museum keeps it doors open and the patrons happy, the volunteers.

Most people think that a volunteer is an unpaid retiree with nothing but time on their hands desperately looking for some way to stay busy while waiting on the last bus. Not these guys, they paint, they clean, they greet, they administrate, they art, they party, they laugh, they cry and that's not just when the annual budget comes in, these guys are the heart and soul of the museum.

Some of the faces are familiar, some are not, some want to be recognized and some do not, but they all work. And if you don't believe that why haven't you volunteered? It takes more than just talking about it to be a volunteer.

So take a look, are the faces familiar? is yours one of them?


Pamela Rose was there, greeting the flock...



Some had a word or two to contribute...



There was a goodly crowd...



Some went straight to their work...



While some just stood in line...



There were men of sunstance...



Men of the Arts...



Some played their cards close to the vest...



While some were caught up in the crowd...



There were important conversations...



and just happy talk...



there was food...



and intense concentration...



and the Man in the Carpeted Office did us all proud.

Friday, February 18, 2011

With a Little Help From my Friends

Bob Lewis (916-384-1715) is asking for information on Alex Mosieur who painted in this area in the 80’s. Her husband owned Newel’s Appliance at the time. He has no e-mail and is not sure he’s spelling Mosieur right. Let me know if anyone has information on Alex. Or of course you can call Bob himself. Thank You everybody. Bob thanks you too. Carla

Ava Richey's Art News

Hello Everyone,

This coming Monday, February 21, 2011 we will meet at Sage Place, 525 11th St. SE, from 12- 3 p.m.

It is located in Bandon at the corner of Elmira and 11th St SE. There is extra parking across the street next to the metal building.
Bring your own lunch and beverage if you like.

Hope to see you there. My phone is 541-297-6118 or 347-4643.
Ava
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Art Information:
FYI: New listings have asterisks *** next to the date.
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****If you have experience/knowledge to share about Adobe Fireworks and/or Dream Weaver, please e-mail Linda at linda.nielsen.7@gmail.com
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Vicki Affatati has a new project and needs help. She is teaching art after school at Harborlights Middle School--5/6th graders on Wednesdays, and 7th/8th graders on Thursdays, both 3:30 - 5 p.m.

She needs tempera paint and large white paper (heavy vellum). They can use other art supplies too. So if any of you artists have supplies you aren't using, or know someone who can donate please contact Vicki. vickimajid@yahoo.com

Also if any artists would like to help teach or substitute for Vicki now and then, let her know.
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Bandon Library has openings to show art in the locked cases in the lobby. Available months for 2011 are May, 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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***AD: February Sale 15% Off: Pens/Pencils, Paints and Portfolios at Bandon Artist Supply. 541-347-4482
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Current Shows:
through February 27, 2011
Coos Bay Library, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
Art by Janne LaValle. "Life Flow", all pieces have a water element to them. Many of the pieces are new works completed in the last few months and include charcoal and graphite drawings and encaustic paintings.
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through February 28, 2011 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Florence Events Center
715 Quince St, Florence, OR
Maritime art by Gene Olson
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through 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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through February 27, 2011 Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5pm
Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101 (Next to Paula's Bistro)
Port Orford, OR 541-236-8077
Opening Reception for "Figurative Aphrodite", A collection of Figurative Works by artists from the Port Orford First Monday Painters and Bandon Monday Painters.
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through April 2, 2011 Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5 p.m.
Bandon Artist Supply, 175 2nd Street, Bandon
Watercolors by Sharon Jensen
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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.
studioblue@mycomspan.com
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****Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Old Town Florence, OR
After hours reception: Jane Rincon art, Jeanne Olwin electric harp.
http://www.backstreetgallery.org
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***Thursday, February 24, 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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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
Call to Artists: 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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****Saturday, March 5, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Senior Center, Powers Oregon
Watercolor Workshop Instructor is Pearl Maxner--watercolorist, author and book illustrator. All levels of experience welcome.
$25, bring your own lunch and supplies. Call for supply list and to register at 541-439-2127.
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Call to Artists Deadline March 7 or 8, 2011
Easy Lane Frames and Select Art Gallery
3440 Broadway, North Bend 541-756-7638
Open to All Artists. Theme is "Visions of Spring" All mediums are welcome. Gallery visitors will select a People's Choice Best of Show. Winning artist will be awarded a gift certificate to be used in the gallery for artwork, framing or classes. Show opens Saturday, March 19 and runs through April 29th.
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****Wednesdays, March 9, 2011 through March 30, 2011 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church, Hwy 101, Florence, OR
"Portraits Made Easy" classes by instructor Karen Nichols
All materials furnished and are yours to keep. Space is limited. $65
541-902-8575 knichols222@msn.com to see her work: http://www.florenceartists.com
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*****Monday, March 14, 2011 Submission Deadline
Call to Artists from Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA for "In the Flesh 3: Contemporary Figurative Art", a juried exhibition at the Target Gallery. Show runs May 21 - June 26, 2011. $35 entry fee. http://www.torpedofactory.org
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*****March 26, 2011 Submission Deadline
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay 541-267-3901 Call to Artists: "Thunder at CAM" show--Any theme related to motorcycles. Show will run Friday, June 10 - July 23, 2011. For prospectus and entry form: http://www.coosart.org
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Saturday, March 26, 2011 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Coquille Valley Art Association
10144 Hwy 42S, Coquille, OR
"Feel Your Art Before You Think It" painting class
Instructor Ava Richey. Bring your paints (and lunch), surfaces will be supplied. A 'loosen-up' approach to begin your paintings.
yarnfarm@harborside.com 541-297-6118
or Coquille Valley Art Assn, Anna Crosby, 541-396-3294
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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 at http://www.racc.org
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Call to Artists Deadline June 8, 2011
Umpqua Valley Arts Assn
1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
http://uvarts.com/call-to-artists
2011 Umpqua Plein Air "Location, Location, Location"
All artists of all abilities come participate, Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15, 2011. Check website for prospectus and entry form. Three locations for painting, 30 artists per location, so fill out your entry forms and get them in early.
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*****Call to Artists for Future Shows, check it out!
Umpqua Valley Arts Association 1625 Harvard Ave, Roseburg http://www.uvarts.com

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Call to Artists



Hello,

I am opening a new gallery with a grand opening event on March 4th at
5-7 pm in Gardiner. I would like to include several local artists work.
I would prefer abstract work but would consider all submissions. I am looking for small to medium sized pieces for consignment. Artist's can send me 3-5 digital images to anthonysculpture @charter.net. Could you please forward to the Bay Area Artist's Association. I have included several works that will be on display.

Thank you

David Anthony
Sculptor
Gallery Owner
Three Rivers Gallery
PO Box 215
77231 US Highway 101
Gardiner OR 97441
541-271-2030
anthonysculpture@charter.net

Jules Feiffer

Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.

Man or Machine

If you watched Jeopardy this week you know that the machine replaced man as Watson beat two of the best hands down.

When the Computer Jedi start undermining the realm of human kind with their mind tricks should artists and writers and even actors worry? If a machine can beat Ken Jennings should creative people start looking for a cave?

Not if the nice folks at Google have anything to say about it. Google, the search engine people, you know, where you go to find that spatula you got for your wedding that the dog ate or Amazon to buy everything or that site which cannot bear the naming of...you know what I mean, Google the gateway to the Net, they've come up with The Art Project.

This virtual tour of the world's greatest museums allows even those living past the Caution: Edge of the Earth sign to see and appreciate great art. And it's just a click away, but don't take my word for it, use the link and see for yourself.

And don't worry, Watson doesn't have hands.

http://www.googleartproject.com/

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Reflections

The weather outside is frightful. Now if you are a regular birder like Susan and Steve Dimmock or Kelle-bird, then this is the sort of setting where you get out your waders, pull on the turtle-neck and head for the wetlands, dawn should be about right and it wouldn’t hurt a bit if it was raining.

Oh goodies! I can’t wait. Okay, I can wait, in fact my fuzzy slippers and lounge chair see a lot of service when the weather does its thing and turns the skies gray and wets the streets, the grass and just about everything else that gets in its way. I am perfectly capable of sitting around watching the Champions League and drinking hot tea and not caring a hoot about anything outside of my doors.

But all the wet stuff on the ground does make me think, nay, reflect on reflections. Yes, the thing you see in a shiny surface, like a mirror or the surface of a lake or stream. Reflections are everywhere and they make for some of the most interesting images and artists could want.

But what good are they? I’m glad you asked. They make for great pictures and many times the terribly smart folks who organize shows recognize this and build their show around this very theme. No way, yes way.

Take the upcoming “Visions of Spring” at Easy Lane Frames and Select Gallery. Sure you can have a vision of spring which does not have reflections in it, maybe, flowers and nymphs or cherubs or lambs frolicking and gamboling or storm sets or sun sets or new growth on the trees…but you could have reflections.

They’re everywhere, if you look or even if you don’t. Try driving your car without reflections. That rearview mirror keeps you from backing into buildings and bikes and plants and dogs and maybe from running over someone near and dear. When you get out of your car after using the rearview to successfully avoid a “Good Neighbor’ moment,
Take a look at all of the shiny surfaces on that car. Hey, that’s why the car salesmen wash even the new cars, makes them shine and like a crow that catches your eye and loosens your wallet. Ever see a sale at the wrecking yard? It’s hard to make a junker, with a crumpled hood or a bashed tail shine.

And what about big boy toys, motorcycles? They have so much chrome on them they can twinkle in the moonlight. But you get in close, (that’s why they put the macro mode on your new camera) and catch the sun or the moon grinning back at you from all of that chrome and what a picture it makes. Probably why Thunder at CAM will feature motorcycles and motorcycle art. Will you be ready?

Reflect on that. Then go out and find your own reflection, they’re everywhere and so long as the rain lasts they’ll stay and be ready when you give up your fuzzy slippers.

Monday, February 14, 2011

People - PORTRAITS MADE EASY






Class offered by Karen Nichols, Wednesday afternoons, 12:30 - 4:30, Beginning March 9th with the last class on March 30th, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Hwy101, in Florence.

A drawing Class with an eye toward painting in oil, acrylic and including practical experience with watercolor, charcoal, pencil and chalks. It will also include skills from Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, a course designed by Betty Edwards to foster creativity and improve drawing skills. When teaching this class to her fifth grade students, all of the children were able to draw a portrait of a president, More importantly, you could easily identify which president they were depicting. All levels of skills can benefit from this class.

Course includes:
1. Looking to see
2. How to get your creativity going
2. Drawing and shading skills
3. Getting the proportions right
4. Shading
5 How to draw difficult portrait parts: Eyes, nose, lips, teeth, eyes, hands
6. How to create beautiful skin

No extra material fee. ALL Materials are furnished and yours to keep. Space is limited. To reserve your space fill in the attached application and return to 88069 Windjammer North, Florence, 97439 - with your $65 (non refundable)fee OR - contact Karen Nichols, 541 902-8575, Email,knichols222@msn.com. for information. For more samples of her work see attached or go to florenceartists.com

Instructor Karen Nichols is a member of Backstreet Gallery, the Brush and Palette Club and the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Her painting and collage pieces have won several awards form the Celebrate Arts, the Siuslaw Library, the Rhoddie Festival and Backstreet art shows. In addition, her art has been displayed at other various venues around Florence. She won the logo design for CERTS and was the artist for the 2010 Empty Bowls Poster, Her work are part of various private collections around the states and as far away as Japan..


Directions: Hwy. 101 just south of Fred Meyers at ABOUT 4465 nestled between UStore Storage and Peter's Tire automotive and behind the barn red Furniture Upholstering building. Look for the green sign Seventh Day Adventist Church across the hwy from Napa Auto parts. Drive behind the red building. The room is located straight ahead.







Application for PORTAITS MADE EASY
Four Wednesday afternoons March 9th thru March 30th
Mail to:

Karen Nichols
88069 Windjammer N
Florence,)r 97439


Name_________________________________________________________________

Address________________________________________________________________

Email__________________________________________________________________

Telephone_____________________________________________________________


Check for $65 (non-refundable) needs to be included to hold your space.


Skill level: Please circle one: beginner, intermediate, advanced


Please add any comments you think are pertinent. If you have some skill that you would like to see covered during the class - please fell free to make suggestions for things you'd like and I will see if we can address it in this class.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"In The Flesh 3: Contemporary Figurative Art"

Call for entries Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA seeks entries for a juried exhibition at the Target Gallery, May 21 - June 26, 2011. Juror: Dr. Jamie Smith. In the Flesh 3 returns after popular demand; this is an all media exhibition that examines contemporary figurative art. Open to all artists nationally and internationally to submit work for consideration that includes the human figure as its subject. Artists can now apply online, visit our website for more information. Deadline: March 14, 2011. $35 entry fee. Download prospectus (PDF format), or send a SASE to: 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Questions? Contact Mary Cook at mcook@torpedofactory.org or call 703-838-4565x4.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography is a way of shouting, of freeing oneself, not of proving or asserting one's own originality. It's a way of life.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hello "Fish and Fishing Art Exhibition "Artists;

Just wanted to drop you a note to remind you that the Coos Art Museum's Fish and Fishing Art Exhibition will close in about 1 week. Your work will be ready for your courier to pick up during the week of February 22 - 25, 2011. Those who will picking up their work by hand can do so on February 19, 2011, 4pm -6pm or Sunday February 20, 2011 10am-noon or Tuesday February 22, 2011, 10am-4pm. If you can't pick up until Tuesday, please call the office to let us know. 541 267-3901 or email Archi at adavenport@coosart.org

Thank you so much

Archi Davenport

Friday, February 11, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Hi Everyone,

This coming Monday is February 14th. No paintout is scheduled for this week. Enjoy the time with your honey, your friends, and/or your paints in the studio. :)

I hope as many of you as possible can make it this Friday evening to Freshwater Gallery's (Port Orford) opening for the "Figurative Aphrodite" show. Reception is 5 - 8:00 p.m.

I'd like to say farewell to a couple of the painters in our midst who have recently passed away--- Richard Yarnell from Port Orford and Spencer Billington from Coos Bay. They contributed much to our art community and we will miss them both.

Happy Painting.
Ava
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Art Information:

***Vicki Affatati has a new project and needs help. She is teaching art after school at Harborlights Middle School--5/6th graders on Wednesdays, and 7th/8th graders on Thursdays, both 3:30 - 5 p.m.

She needs tempera paint and large white paper (heavy vellum). They can use other art supplies too. So if any of you artists have supplies you aren't using, or know someone who can donate please contact Vicki. vickimajid@yahoo.com

Also if any artists would like to help teach or substitute for Vicki now and then, let her know.
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FYI: New listings have asterisks *** next to the date.

****Call to Artists Deadline March 7 or 8, 2011
Easy Lane Frames and Select Art Gallery
3440 Broadway, North Bend 541-756-7638
Open to All Artists. Theme is "Visions of Spring" All mediums are welcome. Gallery visitors will select a People's Choice Best of Show. Winning artist will be awarded a gift certificate to be used in the gallery for artwork, framing or classes. Show opens Saturday, March 19 and runs through April 29th.
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****Call to Artists Deadline June 8, 2011
Umpqua Valley Arts Assn
1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
http://uvarts.com/call-to-artists
2011 Umpqua Plein Air "Location, Location, Location"
All artists of all abilities come participate, Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15, 2011. Check website for prospectus and entry form. Three locations for painting, 30 artists per location, so fill out your entry forms and get them in early.
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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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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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February 1 - February 27, 2011
Coos Bay Library, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
Art by Janne LaValle. "Life Flow", all pieces have a water element to them. Many of the pieces are new works completed in the last few months and include charcoal and graphite drawings and encaustic paintings.
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through February 28, 2011 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Florence Events Center
715 Quince St, Florence, OR
Maritime art by Gene Olson
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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 17, 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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Friday, February 11, 2011 5 - 8:00 p.m.
Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101 (Next to Paula's Bistro)
Port Orford, OR 541-236-8077
Opening Reception for "Figurative Aphrodite", A collection of Figurative Works by artists from the Port Orford First Monday Painters and Bandon Monday Painters. Show runs through February 27, 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 2- 4:00 p.m.
Easy Lane Frames and Select Gallery 3440 Broadway, North Bend
Artists' Reception for "The Art Bounty of the South Coast" featuring Gallery Artists current work. Refreshments served.
For more information: 541-756-7638
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Saturday, February 12, 2011 4 - 7 p.m.
Second Saturday Art Walk
Downtown Brookings, OR
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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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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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Saturday, March 26, 2011 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Coquille Valley Art Association
10144 Hwy 42S, Coquille, OR
"Feel Your Art Before You Think It" painting class
Instructor Ava Richey. Bring your paints (and lunch), surfaces will be supplied. A 'loosen-up' approach to begin your paintings.
$15 yarnfarm@harborside.com 541-297-6118
or Coquille Valley Art Assn, Anna Crosby, 541-396-3294
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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

Thursday, February 10, 2011

EASY LANE FRAMES AND SELECY GALLERY

The opening for our new show is Saturday, February 12th from 2:00-4:00 PM. This show, The Art Bounty of the South Coast, highlights the work of half of our regular gallery artists. It's a great way to see what they are currently doing. We will have Hot spiced cider and cookies. Everyone is invited to this opening. Easy Land Frames & Select Art Gallery, 3440 Broadway in North Bend.
Call with questions: 541- 756-7638


Call to Artists for upcoming show: "Visions of Spring" for March and April. This show is open to anyone to enter. When you think of spring what colors, scents, images, or forms come to mind? All mediums are welcome. We will ask gallery visitors to select a People's Choice Best of show. That person will win a gift certificate to be used in the gallery for artwork, framing or classes. Work must be submitted by March 7th or 8th. The opening for that show will be on Saturday, March 19th. The show will run until April 29th.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Class Title: Tools & Textures in Collage on Sunday, Feb. 20 2011 at 1-4 PM with Susan Lehman


Maximum texture in Collage!!!!! Learn how to start with it; learn how to add it! We will explore many different ways to create both visual and actual texture, using stamps, stencils, masks, molding paste, impasto gel and gesso to build multiple layers in collage.

This class is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate collagists!

Sign-up deadline is fast approaching; there are still a few places left in the class! Attached is a sample of a heavily textured background and the registration form. Please follow the directions on the form in order to register. A check or credit card holds your spot!

Discover 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: Feb. 13, 2011

For questions, email Susan at studioblue@mycomspan.com

To register: print the registration form, send with a check or call dorothea to register with a credit card.

dorothea tortilla @ studio t.
PO Box 1353
Bandon OR 97411


Classes are filled on a first come, first serve reservation basis. You may mail a check to the address above, payable to Max Hand or call 541.347.4962 with your credit card number. Credit card charges on your statement will be listed as a purchase from Max Hand. Please do not send credit card information in an email.

Reservations will be cashed one week prior to the class; they are non-refundable, but you may give your reservation to another person to attend in your place.

If fewer than 5 people reserve for a class, it will not be held and your deposit refunded. If reservations exceed the maximum number of students for a class, a waiting list will be created to fill a cancelled reservation or, if demand warrants it, to fill a duplicate class.

Please print and mail this form to the address above with check
or to place charge on a credit card, call 541.347.4962
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Address_________________________

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email_____________________


Class(es) you wish to take___________________________________________________

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Credit card information:

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's TIME

If you haven't been to Bandon's Sage Gallery you must be living under a rock. Anne Sobotta and Victoria Tierney have joined forces and brought the TIME: A Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art to Sage Gallery.

Now it is not unusual for Anne Sobotta to be a ground breaker and Victoria usually organizes a spectacular show or two every year, but the combination of two such talents makes the usual extraordinary.

The unique setting at the boutique gallery of Sage provides a perfect place to display art from behind prison walls. It is intimate and yet spacious enough to keep anything from being cramped and overwhelmed. Go see for yourself.

Sage Gallery and Oregon Prison Art, like toast and jam, the right answer to get your day moving, coffee optional.


Click image for larger view

Victoria was there to meet and greet...



Anne kept a watchful eye on the Big Doings...



There were deep converstaions...



Heads were put together...



Closer looks were had...



Anne was watchful...



Opinions were exchanged...



And everyone lingered as long as they could....

Monday, February 7, 2011

Diane Arbus

Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.

Photo Book Works

http://www.23sandy.com/photobookworks/catalog.html

Sunday, February 6, 2011

One of Our Own

http://theworldlink.com/news/local/obituaries/article_65973df8-3100-11e0-89bd-001cc4c002e0.html

Ava Richey's Art News

Hi Everyone,

This coming Monday, February 7th we will join the Port Orford First Monday painters from 12- 3 p.m. at the Port Orford Public Library (across the street to the west of Ray's).

Lani will be the model. The cost is for the model and space is $65 to be shared by the artists. Hope to see you there.

Thanks.
Ava
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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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****February 1 - February 27, 2011
Coos Bay Library, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
Art by Janne LaValle. "Life Flow", all pieces have a water element to them. Many of the pieces are new works completed in the last few months and include charcoal and graphite drawings and encaustic paintings.
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**** through February 28, 2011 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Florence Events Center
715 Quince St, Florence, OR
Maritime art by Gene Olson
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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 10, 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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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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***Thursday, February 10, 2011 5 - 8:00 p.m.
Art Walk in Coos Bay/North Bend area. Pick up a map at Crystal Dolphin or Artist's Loft.
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Friday, February 11, 2011 5 - 8:00 p.m.
Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101 (Next to Paula's Bistro)
Port Orford, OR 541-236-8077
Opening Reception for "Figurative Aphrodite", A collection of Figurative Works by artists from the Port Orford First Monday Painters and Bandon Monday Painters. Show runs through February 27, 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
Easy Lane Frames and Select Gallery
Artists' Reception featuring Gallery Artists

For more information: 541-756-7638
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*****Saturday, February 12, 2011 4 - 7 p.m.
Second Saturday Art Walk
Downtown Brookings, OR
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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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****Saturday, March 26, 2011 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Coquille Valley Art Association
10144 Hwy 42S, Coquille, OR
"Feel Your Art Before You Think It" painting class
Instructor Ava Richey. Bring your paints (and lunch), surfaces will be supplied. A 'loosen-up' approach to begin your paintings.
$15 yarnfarm@harborside.com 541-297-6118
or Coquille Valley Art Assn, Anna Crosby, 541-396-3294
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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

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Time - A Statewide Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art

Click on image for larger view

Just a quick reminder that we have our reception today for
"Time - A Statewide Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art".
The reception is from 2-5 at SAGE Gallery, 390 First St. SW,
Bandon. Victoria Tierney will be with us to chat with
visitors about the work of the artists and her interest in
creating this traveling show. The majority of work on
exhibit at SAGE has not been shown before and will be up
through the end of February. Regular gallery hours this
month are 12- 5pm Wednesday thru Sunday.


Looking forward to seeing you at SAGE,

Anne

Friday, February 4, 2011

Call for Entries: Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition

The Farmington Museum announces a call to artists for a national juried art competition, May 6 - July 9, 2011 in Farmington, NM. Up to $2750.00 in cash awards. All media accepted, open to artists 18 or older, artwork must have been completed after Jan 1, 2010. $35.00 for maximum of 2 images. Deadline: March 7, 2011 postmark. Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: Farmington Museum, 3041 East Main Street, Farmington NM 87402. Questions? Contact Cherie D. Powell at artshow@fmtn.org or call 505.599.1169.

The tool isn't the artist

Buying a Nikon doesn't make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Wall of Opportunity" At Gallery

Second Street Gallery presents its annual "Wall of Opportunity" which showcases works by local and regional artists. Included in this years collection are works by oil painter's Dan Dunn, Hope Stevenson, Robert Sherwood, Dee Sidwell & John Benjamin, collage artist Susan Lehman, potters Dick Walker and Bruce Fontaine, water colors by Horst Wolf, pen and ink by Alex Mosier and Phil Finley, raku potter Tom Guisti and photographer Wood Sabold.

The show runs through sunday, March 6, and can be viewed daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. For additional information call gallery director Richard Rahmlow, Gallery Director at 541-347-4133 or e-mail info@secondstreetgallery.net.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CALL TO ARTISTS

The Florence Events Center Gallery Five will be the scene for “Public Hanging 2011” during March and April.

Artists from Florence, the Oregon coast, and across the Willamette Valley are invited to display up to three pieces of art in Gallery Five from March 1 through April 30.

Art should be delivered to the FEC on February 28 between 10 a.m. and noon. Take down will be on Monday, May 2. The fee is $20 per artist, which includes an artist reception scheduled for Friday, March 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Applications for the “Public Hanging” are now available at the FEC, the Siuslaw Library and online at www.eventcenter.org They must be received by Tuesday, February 15.

Photography will not be shown during this exhibit but will be displayed in the photography-only “Exposure 2011” during May and June.

Tara L. Haley.
Administrative Assistant
Florence Event Center
715 Quince Street
Florence, OR 97439
(541) 997-1994 Phone
(541) 902-0991Fax

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fred Astaire

“The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style.”

What are you doing for Valentine's Day?

You do know it's only thirteen days away.

Yes, being focused on your art can make you blind to what is going on around you, but you might just want to take a breath and think about what you are going to do on that day of hearts and flowers.

No silly, I'm not talking about a big, heart-shaped box for your main squeeze, I am talking about what you plan to do to promote yourself and your work.

Every holiday gives you untapped opportunities to get out there and say, “Hey, look me over.” I know, you are a serious artist and never stoop to crass commercialism, so how is standing in that soup line? Folks, if you haven't noticed, its a depression out there. Don't believe me, take a drive down any street. Are there more empty building than there were this time last year? There's your answer.

Do you want to be one of the casualties of the Great Recession? If the answer is yes, then you are doing the right thing and can go back to watching Martha Stewart or whatever you were watching, if not then you'd better start thinking.

George Lucas has built an empire not by making movies, which he does very well in deed, but by taking those movies he makes and marketing the tar out of them. He controls the Lucas Film vault, some of the best movies ever made, he controls the sound with Skywalker Sound, the sound in theaters with THX Theater Sound and he has that little side-business, Industrial Light and Magic. George doesn’t have to ever make another movie.

So where's your spread? Have you wired your fences and set cow-punchers to ride your range or are you waiting for the Art Fairy to come along and make everything all right?

No, you can't monopolize art like a movie mogul can take over the business, but you can see that your own little empire gets covered in stuff with your name all over it.

Have you looked at your doctor's office lately? It is too painful for words. And what about your dentist? Your lawyer, butcher, baker and candlestick maker, are they working in offices that would make an ambulance chaser weep? Why haven't you given them a piece of your art so that they can see what real art looks like? Of course you'd want a nice, tasteful, little sign giving your name, address, website, phone number and Facebook account.

Doctors, lawyers and Indian Chiefs, pardon, Native American CEO's trained hard to be where they are, but there's no art appreciation course in graduate school. You have to show them what good art is and what better way than with your art? They might even decide to knock three percent off your next office call. And yes, I know it works, Dutch has art at the North Bend Medical Center, right behind the reception desk. You better than Dutch Mostert?

Have you tried contacting fabric companies? They have an enormous appetite for patterns. You think all of that cloth comes from the brilliant minds of silk worms? And leaves, flowers, trees, rocks and water all make wonderful patterns. Could be you have just the image they are looking for.

What about the greeting card companies? They do a land office business on Valentines and are you getting a cut? Then why are you waiting? It's too late this year but you're just about right for next year's catalog.

One last chance, graphic arts companies. They need images all of the time. Mostly they contact photographers because photographers are used to being hired guns and making images for soul-less philistines and don't take it personally when some yutz asks if they have a snapshot of a grapefruit on top of the Chrysler Building and could they go get one for under twenty bucks because the building is there all the time and all you have to do is put a grapefruit on top of it.

Yeah I know I am a hard man for asking a painter to work with ad agencies and magazine publishers and their art departments. But Norman Rockwell seems to have had a bit of success doing that weekend magazine, so why not you?

And while you are plotting and scheming, go ahead and get that big, heart-shaped box of Pangburn's best. I think forgetting Valentine's was what John Wayne Bobbit in so much trouble and you don't really want to see if that was just an isolated incident or a major social trend, so go buy the candy.