Monday, May 30, 2011

Student Art Exhibit

This year’s exhibit displays artwork from Southwestern’s studio art classes. A reception including refreshments will be held from 12 - 6 p.m. on June 1. Pottery sale will be in Eden 5. For more information regarding the gallery exhibit or Pottery sale, contact James Fritz at 541-888-7322.

Wednesday June 1 Reception, Pottery Sale

12 - 6 p.m., Eden Hall Gallery, and Eden 5 Ceramics

OCCCA Call For Art: "You First"

Open Call for Art at OCCCA: "You First"


Open Call for Art: "You First"

"You First" dares progressive artists to submit works that intensify the feeling of being alive while promoting thinking and conversing in the here and now.

"You First" is an exhibition at OCCCA (Orange County Center for Contemporary Art) presented by UFORA curators Dalibor Polivka and Rob Mintz.

Exhibition dates October 1-29, 2011

Deadline for Entries: July 1, 2011

"You First" seeks art reflecting a paradigm shift in the way we think about art. The art of our time is a multilayered, international, interdisciplinary conversation. "You First" invites works with a compelling physical presence and a strong conceptual component to make this utopia tangible. "You First" requests thought-provoking videos, photographs, paintings, sculptures, fashion, installations, and art utilizing computers and the internet. In addition to public practice, social sculpture, and relational aesthetics, "You First" is interested in projects created by artist-duos and collectives working collaboratively in all mediums.

"You First" encourages offbeat, experimental endeavors, documented or re-constructed events, art based on personal archives or disciplines such as biology, anthropology, sociology, architecture and urban planning. "You First" explores the psycho-geography of cities and demystifies the corporate mentality. "You First" values journeys to exotic locales and critiques of commercialism. "You First" welcomes art that deconstructs the mass media's distortions of reality.

Selected artists from the open call for art will be exhibited alongside such art luminaries as Jordan Betten, Lost Art, NYC; Nicolas Bourriaud, Paris, FR; Geoff Cook, Base, NYC; Alfredo Cramerotti, Manifesta, UK; DFOX, Soul Train, Santa Ana, CA; Arie Galles, Soka University, OC; Finishing School, LA; Mark Pally, Glow, Santa Monica, CA; Max Presneill, Torrance Art Museum; Wolfgang Steahle, Thing.net, NYC; K.Smith & I.Hledikova, UNIMA, UK, SK, LA; Stealth Art, NYC; V4, Alliance of CE states, SK and many others.

Entry form/PDF prospectus available at

www.occca.org

and

www.uforafest.com

or email us:

uforafest@yahoo.com

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

117 North Sycamore

Santa Ana, CA USA, 92701


www.occca.org

Opening events sponsored by Reed's

Orange County Center For Contemporary Art
117 N Sycamore. Santa Ana, CA 92701 www.occca.org
714 667 1517 · Hours: Th & Sun 12-5pm, Fri & Sat 12-9
1st Saturday Receptions: 6-10pm


OCCCA is located
at the corner of 2nd and Sycamore in the Santa Ana Artists Village.
There is no entrance fee. Please see the web site for more
information, www.occca.org , or call the gallery during regular operating hours.

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Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
Is an artist run California nonprofit corporation. OCCCA affiliate artists are committed to presenting contemporary art exhibitions in an atmosphere conducive to discussion without censorship.


Orange County Center for Contemporary Art | 117 N Sycamore | Santa Ana | CA | 92701

Reply to info.occca@gmail.com
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Vickie Eichelberger

Vickie Eichelberger of Whistling Gallery in Bandon not only runs a beautiful boutique gallery, mounts art shows, juries art shows but is also a wonderful source of art news for the entire community. The last two item on this blog were contributed by Vickie. It seems the more you do the more you can do. Thanks Ms Vickie, for the ear to the ground the show you create and the shows you jury, you do more than your fair share.

Sheri McGrath


I walked the space for the June 3rd art show in Coos Bay last night, and we have room for more artists if you or anyone you know is interested in showing and hopefully selling their work that night. I've attached the poster for you to look at too. We are also looking for silent auction items. If you donate to the auction, I can give you a half price ticket to the event. If shown work is sold, I think the commission is either 25 or 30%. Please pass this along to your artistic friends and let me know if you are interested. I have tickets for those of you who want to go as well. Thanks!

Pamela de Jong, Development Director

I am coming up on my 3rd Annual Bluegrass Bash at Mingus Park on August 27th and would love to have some artist vendors at my event.

We have a $50 booth fee and the event is one day from Noon until 6pm. There will be 3 bands playing and last year we had over 400 people attend with 30 vendors.

Our advertising is tremendous with KDOCK, Oregon’s FOX, KEZI and all stations of BiCoastal Radio and more to come as sponsors. We are even hoping for a remote with one of the radio stations at the event!

Our event is a fund raiser for intellectually disabled adults in Coos County.

If you or anyone you know would be interested, please call me, email me, or see our web site at www.bluegrass.star-of-hope.com . The vendor applications are on the site and downloadable.

All my best,

Pam

Friday, May 27, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Hi Everyone,

This coming Monday is Memorial Day, so no planned paint out. Enjoy the holiday weekend!!

If you have questions my cellphone is 541-297-6118.

Ava
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Art Information:

FYI: New listings have asterisks ***** next to the date.

If any of the web links below in blue are not "live", meaning if you click on it and it doesn't take you to the website,--- right click on it and choose copy, then open your internet web browser, left click on the web address window at the top to highlight it, then right click and paste the web link into your browser and hit enter. The site should open.


AD: 15% off Stretched Canvases and canvas boards at Bandon Artist Supply 541-347-4482. closed Sun. & Mon.
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Needed: Someone who can repair damaged art.
Contact Christa at Bandon Frame and Photo Works 541-347-1716
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Current Shows:
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*****now through June
Coquille Valley Hospital in Coquille. Participating artists are Tony Adams, Joy bradford, Jessica Elam, Jean Kyle, Christy Sanders, Carol Wheeler and Kim Wurster.
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****now through September
Boardwalk Bunnies Show in Old Town Bandon.
Rabbits, hares and bunnies of all kinds. What a fun show! Vote for your favorite.
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now through June--- Oregon Watercolor Society Traveling Show
Black Market Gourmet Deli & Gallery, 495 Central Ave., Coos Bay
Oregon Watercolor Society's "Spring Aqueous Media Show", 20 pieces of art. Art available for viewing Tuesdays - Fridays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., and by appointment by calling 541-269-0194.
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now through May
Second Street Gallery, 210 2nd Street SE, Old Town Bandon
Exhibiting a selection of works by Michael William Ousley. Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. http://www.secondstreetgallery.net
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now through June
Bandon Artists Supply, 175 2nd St. SE, Old Town Bandon 541-347-4482. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Sunday & Monday. Selected works by Donna Cox.
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Sarita Southgate, S.L. Donaldson, Yvonne Ramirez Ousley, and Michael William Ousley will be exhibiting their art at Brooke and Herb Yussim's Oregon Bay Properties site at 1992 Sherman Avenue, North Bend (Hotel North Bend). http://www.obpre.com/LocalArtists Call 541-808-2010 to confirm showing artists, and hours available for visiting.
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through May -- virtual art show on the web
Art work entitled "Our Four-Legged Friends" by Susan Lehman is up during the month of May, 2011, on Dale Copeland's website at http://virtual.tart.co.nz/exhibit.htm By clicking on any of the thumbnails, you can view descriptions and prices.
Any profits from the sales of Susan's artwork this month will be donated to GreaterGood.org to aid animals displaced or abandoned in Japan's disasters.
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Bandon Public Library through May
Students from Harbor Lights Middle School after-school artists with Vicki Affatati, Arts and Culture Club and Bandon High beginning art class, Jen Ells instructor will be showing small clay sculptures and free expression paintings.
Reception 4 - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25th in the Sprague Room.
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May 10 - June14, 2011 Tues - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401 541-684-7963
"Painting in Brittany" artworks by Margaret Coe, Bets Cole and Erik Sandgren
Opening reception Sat. May 14th at 3:30 p.m. 2nd reception Sat. June 4th, 3:30 p.m.
Also: at their Art Annex: Beverly Soasey "France--Places that Inspire"
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Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, Bandon
"Bright & Bold" Works by S.L. Donaldson, Tim Greathead, Michael Ousley and Yvonne Ousley. Show runs through June.
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through May 28, 2011
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR
"Expressions West 2011", Erik Sandgren:" Confluences", David Castleberry "Arriving at the Gates of Spring", and "Plein Air Painters of the South Coast".
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May 4 - June 30, 2011
Evergreen Court, North Bend
Carol & Franklin Turner exhibit of oil paintings.
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Easy Lane Frames & Select Art Gallery 541-756-7638
North Bend .........May/June art show "The Skies Have It!"
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through June
High Tide Cafe in Charleston
Featuring Donna Cox and Jim Davenport, also showing works of Mike Holms, Audrey Roach and Cheryl Lindmeier.
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Schedule of Classes offered at Sage Place
go to: http://www.sagegallerybandon.com
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Beginning Pastel Classes...Mondays 2 - 4:00 p.m.
Darrell Sanders, owner of Gallery On The Bay, 658 South Empire Blvd. (Cape Arago Hwy.), Coos Bay, OR 541-888-3771, galleryonthebay@gmail.com
website is http://www.galleryonthebay.org cost of class: $20
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Dateline Events:
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Saturday, May 27 (10:00 - 5:00 p.m.) & Sunday, May 28th (10:00 - 4:00 p.m.), 2011
Port Orford Cedar Festival at the Port Orford Community Center

Festival includes free admission, carvings, furniture, wall art, wood burning, a raffle of fine art, and more. Contact now if you would like a booth, or wish to volunteer or need more information: Bill Hanna 541-348-2371
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Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Port Orford Gallery Art Walk. Maps available at participating galleries--Freshwater Gallery, Triangle-Square Gallery, Dana's Trading Post, The Artist's Nook & Gifts, Hawthorne Gallery, Point B Studio, Cook Gallery and Johnson Gallery.
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Saturday, May 28, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.
Harris Beach State Park, One Mile North of Brookings, OR on Highway 101
Plein Air Paint Out
. Critique at 4 p.m. at the bottom of the hill where the restrooms are located.
*Come at 10 a.m. and enjoy the Azalea Festival Parade and Art Show before the Paintout. http://www.wildrivercoastart.com
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*****Tuesday, May 31, 2011 6:30 p.m.
Fairbanks Gallery on the campus of OSU, 106 Fairbanks Hall, Corvallis, OR
for information contact Douglas Russell at 541-737-5009, drussell@oregonstate.edu
Reception and awards for the OSU Graduating Art Seniors Show. Show runs through June 10, 2011.
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****Thursday, June 2, 2011 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Gold Beach Episcopal Church
Easternmost end of Moore Street.
Figure Drawing. To confirm & for more information contact Alexandra alexandra@portraitsbyalexandra.com
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Friday, June 10, 2011 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
Opening Reception for "Thunder: An Exhibition of Motorcycles and Motorcycle Art"
On display will be over 25 classic motorcycles from all eras and 62 works of motorcycle related art.
Show runs June 10th through July 23, 2011.
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Calls to Artists:
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***** "30 Parks by 30 Artists", Painting the Parks of Coos County
(Participants do not have to reside in Coos County). Prospectus and entry information available at: http://sldonaldsonfineart.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/30parksby30artists.pdf
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****Scheduling Artists to Hang Work at Coquille Valley Hospital
for July, August, September and October. Three to six paintings (or giclee' prints) per artist nicely framed, ready to hang with wire (no sawtooths). 25% commission is charged on sales so please price accordingly. Please contact Sharon Orchard, 541-396-3873, or e-mail arago.sharon@gmail.com .
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Call to Artists Deadline Monday, May 23 through Sunday, May 29th
Second Street Gallery, 210 Second Street, Old Town Bandon 541-347-4133
"Miniature and Small Works Open Exhibition" Two categories: miniature--less than 8" any direction, and small works--up to 14" in any direction. All entries must be framed or be on a gallery-wrapped canvas, and must have a wire hangers. Show runs June & July.
Show opening Saturday, June 4th. Download a Pdf. entry form at http://www.secondstreetgallery.net
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Opportunity to Sell your Work:
Kathy from "Katherine's" in Pony Village Mall (south wing) is seeking artists to display art on Art Walk Thursdays from 5 - 8:00 p.m. each month. The upcoming one is June 9th. The Mall will provide easels and tables. Other stores will be doing music and appetizers. There is no fee, no commission...it's FREE. Contact Kathy at 541-808-2248.
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Call to Digital Artists: "The Digital Eye" runs October/November/December 2011
Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon, OR
Artworks to be produced using the computer and "Painter", "Photoshop", "Corel", digitally created and manipulated photography, a Wacom tablet, and IPAD or any combination of these. Requires original digital artwork produced on the computer. Please respect copyright laws. We are looking for art that goes beyond common color and/or filter enhanced photography.
Enter 1 - 3 pieces per artist, framed and ready to hang, or matted and ready to hang.
Minimum size 8" x 10" excluding frame & mat. No maximum size (within reason).
Entry Fee: None. Theme: Open, your choice--no nudity or morbidity will be accepted.
Deliver art to Hospital at 9:00 a.m. on October 5, 2011.
There is no commission fee charged on sales. We reserve the right to refuse submitted artwork due to presentation, subject or space. Please have your name, address, e-mail, title and sales price on the back of your each piece you submit.
If you have questions please contact Ava Richey yarnfarm@harborside.com or Victoria Tierney victory7777@hughes.net
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***Call to Artists Submission Deadline extended a few days past June 1, 2011
Billy Smoothboars and Whistling Gallery announce the themed show of "Dunes of the Pacific Northwest". Cash prizes awarded based on entry fees for Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd places. For prospectus go to http://www.whistlinggallery.com and click on "Events & Specials" and scroll down to the show information. Or contact Whistling Gallery at 541-404-7336.
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FYI: You can now enter shows at Umpqua Valley Arts Assn. completely online. You can send your entries, fill out your entry form and pay the fee all online.
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Call to Artists: Submission Deadline June 8, 2011
Umpqua Valley Arts Assn. 1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
"5th Annual Hundred Valleys NW Juried Art Show and Competition".
Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, California artists are invited to participate. Cash Prizes. Juror this year is NW artist Tom Browning
For prospectus and entry information: http://uvarts.com/call-to-artists
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Call to Artists: Submission Deadline June 8, 2011
Umpqua Valley Arts Assn. 1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
"Best Photos 2011" show. Juror's choice $300, and People's Choice
Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, California artists are invited to participate. Cash Prizes. Juror is Brian McLernon Show runs September 12 - October 28, 2011
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Call to Artists Deadline June 8, 2011 $800 in prize money!
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. Arts Center is hosting the first Umpqua Plein Air 2011- Location, Location, Location on July 14th and 15th. Juried and cash awarded. It will be a wet hanging in the building, a really nice event for artists, including a catered dinner the night of the paint out, with music, for the artists to mingle and talk about the day. The next morning there will be demo/lectures included by Charles Waldman of California. oils, Phil Bates pastels, and Vinita Pappas watercolors

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Open Call for Art: Energy



Juried by Howard Fox

Emeritus curator of contemporary art,

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Exhibition Dates: August 5th - September 10th, 2011

Deadline for entries Sunday, June 26th, 5pm

Energy is all. According to the Book of Genesis, creation began in a burst of pure energy - light. According to Einstein, energy is the source of all matter, and convertible with it. According to most artists, creative energy - an inner force - is the motivation of their lives. In the studio artists transform creative energy into material expression.

Artists are encouraged to submit works that celebrate the concept or force of energy in its broadest connotations or in its most focused denotations. The resulting juried exhibition will be a reection of the range and depth of the submitted works.

-Howard Fox, Energy Juror

Emeritus curator of contemporary art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Visit www.occca.org to enter!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Buy Cheap Software

If you've read this Blog before, you know I am not a big fan of Adobe's high-priced spread, PhotoShop. I think there are programs which can do the same things for less or even, (gasp!) for free. But there are those among us who swear by CS5 and for them have I got a deal for you. Buy Cheap Software.

http://www.buycheapsoftware.com

I've used these guys for ten years or so and they have always delivered the right software, at the right price, on time, now that's hard to beat. And from the look of it this is a sale for the ages. Usually, PhotoShop runs around six hundred dollars, even in the ad it says the regular price is five hundred and forty-nine dollars, so at three sixty-five and change you can get the biggest, baddest photomanipulation software on this or any other planet. Whether you learn to use it is optional.

Click image for larger view

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Call To Artists 30 Parks by 30 Artists

One of the most gifted and busy artists on the South Coast has whipped up a challenge for you. Take a look at the Call and see if you are artist enough to take up the brush and accept S. L. Donaldson's latest project.

A while you are at it think about why someone so busy has time and insight enough to organize this challenge while keeping her work out in the public eye, bring home the bacon, raise up a chitlin and never forget she's an A-R-T-I-S-T!

And why haven't you been this clever? If a guy with so much on her plate can do it, surely you have an idea that needs a show of its own.

But in the meantime answer the call, don't be left out, get your entry in the mail...

30 Parks by 30 Artists




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Monday, May 23, 2011

ATTENTION, HEADS UP, CALLING ALL CARS!

Black Market Gourmet will have cooking class only on Wednesday May 25th this week. (Jardin has the sniffles and doesn’t want to share his cold with anyone this evening).

Class on Wednesday will begin at 2 p.m. and we hope you can join us.

The last classes before we take a break for summer will be on Wednesday June 22nd at 2 p.m. and Monday June 27th at 6 p.m.

Finding The Spark

What inspires you?

What makes you run to the studio, pick up a brush, get out the scissors or work up the clay?

I come from a place where if you get a plant to grow there's a very good chance it won't survive the summer. Eighty-one consecutive days of one hundred degree heat and it wasn't even a record. So I'm fascinated by this land where if you stick it in the ground it will probably grow. (The very best reason I've ever heard for not littering. Who wants a roadside filled with a cigarette-butt tree?)

Now plants may not be everyone's cuppa. I know the watercolor guys love them and I can see why. They are beautiful, they are free and they don't take breaks or fidget. That's a lot to get from one subject.

And on the South Coast they are everywhere. Just open your door and there they are. Go to town, there they are. Go to the beach, and there they are. You don't even want to know what happens if you get off the beaten path or head into the hills for a hike.

How about something else we have a bunch of, boats. Okay, they could be ships or skiffs or yawls or three masted schooners, they are still boats and they are everywhere. And there is the annual maritime show to think about. Even if you don't do boats, you might consider a temporary change of subject so that you can get your licks in for that little unimportant show?

Sea and sky, yes, I know you know, but it is worth repeating every now and then, the South Coast has the very best of both. And the colors, well even if you aren't S. L. Donaldson and have to struggle to get your pallet right, the skies around here could make any impressionist weep.

Turn around and there's that big wet thing just over there, it's an ocean and it not only looks like it goes on forever it does. There are sea birds and kelp, shells on the beach and all the wonderful storm-tossed debris and if none of that moves ya, there are seals. No, it's a fact, everyone loves seals.

And if that isn't enough to get your motor running, there are cars and bikes and buildings. There are more classic cars per square mile on the south coast than anywhere, except maybe L. A and well, it is L. A. and you don't really want to go there. And when the weather turns nice, the bikes come out to play. Maybe you don't see motorcycles as art. Just you wait for Thunder at CAM. That'll change your mind and sure chrome and steel sculpture may not be your thing, but take a second look. There's some magic in those movable sculptures, maybe you should try to find it.

What about people? They are everywhere. You could even do yourself. No that isn't some sort of kinky suggestion more suitable for one of those sites with a lot of X's, it called self-portraiture and they, artists have been doing it for a long time. Sure people are more difficult than things, you have to consider the legal problems as well as the artistic challenges, but the results are well worth it. People are the most fascinating things on this rock and they come in every shape and size. What could be more fun? They come in all ages and colors, talk about your sharpening your skills.

Gee, that's a lot of things you can use. So what is that sends you dashing away from the dinning room table? If you know then you are a truly fortunate person. The search for meaning takes up almost as much library space as the failures of Human Nature.. So what's the deal? Do you know your passion or are you still on the path to enlightenment?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

From Aleta's Desk at UVARTS

YOU ARE NOW ABLE TO DO "ONLINE" ART SHOW SUBMISSIONS!


THIS MEANS YOU CAN UPLOAD YOUR IMAGES, FILL OUT THE FORM AND PAY THE SUBMISSION FEE IN ONE FELL SWOOP - NEVER HAVE TO GO TO THE POST OFFICE!


SEE THE http://uvarts.com/call-to-artists PAGE.

SNAIL MAIL WORKS TOO, JUST DOWNLOAD PAPERWORK AND SEND WITH YOUR CD.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8TH!



THE 5TH ANNUAL HUNDRED VALLEYS NW JURIED ART SHOW AND COMPETITION - DO NOT MISS THIS DATE.

CASH AWARDED - NO THEME - ALL MEDIA EXCEPT PHOTOGRAPHY - JURIED BY TOM BROWNING

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8TH!



THE 2ND ANNUAL BEST PHOTO 2011 JURIED ART SHOW AND COMPETITION - DO NOT MISS THIS DATE.

CASH AWARDED - NO THEME - ACCEPTING ALL METHODS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
- JURIED BY PHOTOGRAPHER BRIAN MCCLERNON

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thunder At CAM

Time to get your motor running, head out on the highway...the sidewalk and turn into the Coos Art Museum, for Thumder at CAM is only a moment away. The Motorcycle and Motorcyle art event is coming and it's up to you to be ready. Do you have your leathers oiled and your BOB waiting? If not you'd beter get a move on. Life is short cast your fate to the wind!

Unknown

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

unknown

The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Hi Everyone,

This coming Monday, May 23rd, from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., we will meet at Coquille Valley Art Center, 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille.

Directions: Leaving Coquille going toward Myrtle Point, after Rink Creek Road, the art center is on the right hand side just past Coquille Supply and the vacant convenience store. Look for the Art Center sign.

Bring your lunch and join us. Maybe it will be nice enough to paint outside! :)

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

FYI: New listings have asterisks ***** next to the date.


15% off Stretched Canvases and canvas boards at Bandon Artist Supply 541-347-4482. closed Sun. & Mon.
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Needed: Someone who can repair damaged art.
Contact Christa at Bandon Frame and Photo Works 541-347-1716
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Current Shows:
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***Friday May 20th, 2 - 7:00 p.m. & Saturday May 21st, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
HarborTown Events Center, 325 2nd St SE, Old Town Bandon
Bandon High School Art Show and sale.
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now through June--- Oregon Watercolor Society Traveling Show
Black Market Gourmet Deli & Gallery
, 495 Central Ave., Coos Bay
Oregon Watercolor Society's "Spring Aqueous Media Show", 20 pieces of art. Reception is Sunday, May 22, 2011 2 - 4:00 p.m. Food & Live Music. Three of the featured artists will be at the reception.
Art available for viewing Tuesdays - Fridays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., and by appointment by calling 541-269-0194.
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now through May
Second Street Gallery, 210 2nd Street SE, Old Town Bandon
Exhibiting a selection of works by Michael William Ousley
http://www.secondstreetgallery.net
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now through June
Bandon Artists Supply, 175 2nd St. SE, Old Town Bandon 541-347-4482. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Sunday & Monday. Selected works by Donna Cox.
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Sarita Southgate, S.L. Donaldson, Yvonne Ramirez Ousley, and Michael William Ousley will be exhibiting their art at Brooke and Herb Yussim's Oregon Bay Properties site at 1992 Sherman Avenue, North Bend (Hotel North Bend). http://www.obpre.com/LocalArtists Call 541-808-2010 to confirm showing artists, and hours available for visiting.
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through May -- virtual art show on the web
Art work entitled "Our Four-Legged Friends" by Susan Lehman is up during the month of May, 2011, on Dale Copeland's website at http://virtual.tart.co.nz/exhibit.htm
By clicking on any of the thumbnails, you can view descriptions and prices.
Any profits from the sales of Susan's artwork this month will be donated to GreaterGood.org to aid animals displaced or abandoned in Japan's disasters.
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Bandon Public Library through May
Students from Harbor Lights Middle School after-school artists with Vicki Affatati, Arts and Culture Club and Bandon High beginning art class, Jen Ells instructor will be showing small clay sculptures and free expression paintings.
Reception 4 - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25th in the Sprague Room.
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May 10 - June14, 2011 Tues - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401 541-684-7963
"Painting in Brittany" artworks by Margaret Coe, Bets Cole and Erik SandgrenOpening reception Sat. May 14th at 3:30 p.m. 2nd reception Sat. June 4th, 3:30 p.m.
Also: at their Art Annex: Beverly Soasey "France--Places that Inspire"
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Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, Bandon
"Bright & Bold" Works by S.L. Donaldson, Tim Greathead, Michael Ousley and Yvonne Ousley. Show runs through June.
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through May 28, 2011
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR
"Expressions West 2011", "Erik Sandgren: Confluences", David Castleberry "Arriving at the Gates of Spring", and "Plein Air Painters of the South Coast".
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May 4 - June 30, 2011
Evergreen Court, North Bend
Carol & Franklin Turner exhibit of oil paintings.
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Easy Lane Frames & Select Art Gallery 541-756-7638
North Bend .........May/June art show "The Skies Have It!"
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through June
High Tide Cafe in Charleston
Featuring Donna Cox and Jim Davenport, also showing works of Mike Holms, Audrey Roach and Cheryl Lindmeier.
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Schedule of Classes offered at Sage Place
go to: http://sagegallerybandon.com

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Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ORCO Guild fundraiser for teen afterschool art program "Rock-n-Art". Teen and adult artists work for sale, plus raffles of Donna Wright painting, gift certificates, music, etc. Contact 541-266-0806 for more information.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011 7 p.m.
Savoy Theater in Port Orford
Dance People Company of Ashland, OR will be performing.
Adults $12, Seniors/children $10, tickets available at the door or Downtown Fun Zone
To reserve tickets or for information call Marilyn at 541-290-9857
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*****Wednesday, May 25, 2011 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Old Town Florence, OR
After-Hours reception. Guest artists Ramona Welzel (watercolor, pen & ink art) and Liz Johnson's homemade books. Music: Indian Flute with Bruce Jarvis. And his CD will be for sale. Food, beverage, good conversation, art and music. http://www.backstreetgallery.org
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****Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Gold Beach Episcopal Church
Easternmost end of Moore Street.
Figure Drawing. To confirm & for more information contact Alexandra alexandra@portraitsbyalexandra.com
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Saturday, May 27 (10:00 - 5:00 p.m.) & Sunday, May 28th (10:00 - 4:00 p.m.), 2011
Port Orford Cedar Festival at the Port Orford Community Center
Festival includes free admission, carvings, furniture, wall art, wood burning, a raffle of fine art, and more. Contact now if you would like a booth, or wish to volunteer or need more information: Bill Hanna 541-348-2371
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Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Port Orford Gallery Art Walk. Maps available at participating galleries.
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Saturday, May 28, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.
Harris Beach State Park, One Mile North of Brookings, OR on Highway 101
Plein Air Paint Out. Critique at 4 p.m. at the bottom of the hill where the restrooms are located.
*Come at 10 a.m. and enjoy the Azalea Festival Parade and Art Show before the Paintout. http://www.wildriverscoastart.com
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*****Friday, June 10, 2011 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
Opening Reception for "Thunder: An Exhibition of Motorcycles and Motorcycle Art"
On display will be over 25 classic motorcycles from all eras and 62 works of motorcycle related art.
Show runs June 10th through July 23, 2011.
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Calls to Artists:
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Call to Artists Deadline Monday, May 23 through Sunday, May 29th
Second Street Gallery, 210 Second Street, Old Town Bandon 541-347-4133
"Miniature and Small Works Open Exhibition" Two categories: miniature--less than 8" any direction, and small works--up to 14" in any direction. All entries must be framed or be on a gallery-wrapped canvas, and must have a wire hangers. Show runs June & July.
Show opening Saturday, June 4th. Download a Pdf. entry form at http://www.secondstreetgallery.net
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Opportunity to Sell your Work:
Kathy from "Katherine's" in Pony Village Mall (south wing) is seeking artists to display art on Art Walk Thursdays from 5 - 8:00 p.m. each month. The upcoming one is June 9th. The Mall will provide easels and tables. Other stores will be doing music and appetizers. There is no fee, no commission...it's FREE. Contact Kathy at 541-808-2248.
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Call to Digital Artists: "The Digital Eye" runs October/November/December 2011
Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon, OR
Artworks to be produced using the computer and "Painter", "Photoshop", "Corel", digitally created and manipulated photography, a Wacom tablet, and IPAD or any combination of these. Requires original digital artwork produced on the computer. Please respect copyright laws. We are looking for art that goes beyond common color and/or filter enhanced photography.
Enter 1 - 3 pieces per artist, framed and ready to hang, or matted and ready to hang.
Minimum size 8" x 10" excluding frame & mat. No maximum size (within reason).
Entry Fee: None. Theme: Open, your choice--no nudity or morbidity will be accepted.
Deliver art to Hospital at 9:00 a.m. on October 5, 2011.
There is no commission fee charged on sales. We reserve the right to refuse submitted artwork due to presentation, subject or space. Please have your name, address, e-mail, title and sales price on the back of your each piece you submit.
If you have questions please contact Ava Richey yarnfarm@harborside.com or Victoria Tierney victory7777@hughes.net
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Call to Artists--New show on Bandon Boardwalk, May 20, 2011 deadline
"The Year of the Rabbit" (with a tip of the hat to the White Rabbit)
$10 entry includes an 18" x 24" board to paint on.
Boards can be picked up at Port of Bandon and Bandon Artists Supply, and Bandon Frame and Photo.
Work must be able to withstand 3 months of wind and rain so seal/varnish the boards well. Interpretations of rabbit / hare encouraged including studies from life, from literature, from Wonderland, Peter Cottontail, etc. The public will vote for their favorite, and prizes will be given out on Cranberry Weekend in September. Anne Sobbota will serve as juror. Amateurs and professionals welcome. Room for 179 panels...so get hopping! questions? contact Victoria Tierney 541-347-9862 or Gina at the Port 541-347-3206.
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Call to Artists Submission Deadline June 1, 2011
Billy Smoothboars and Whistling Gallery announce the themed show of "Dunes of the Pacific Northwest". Cash prizes awarded based on entry fees for Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd places. For prospectus go to http://www.whistlinggallery.com and click on "Events & Specials" and scroll down to and click on "Events & Specials" and scroll down to the show information. Or contact Whistling Gallery at 541-404-7336.
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FYI: You can now enter shows at Umpqua Valley Arts Assn. completely online. You can send your entries, fill out your entry form and pay the fee all online.
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Call to Artists: Submission Deadline June 8, 2011
Umpqua Valley Arts Assn. 1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
"5th Annual Hundred Valleys NW Juried Art Show and Competition".
Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, California artists are invited to participate. Cash Prizes. Juror this year is NW artist Tom Browning
For prospectus and entry information: http://uvarts.com/call-to-artists
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Call to Artists: Submission Deadline June 8, 2011
Umpqua Valley Arts Assn. 1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
"Best Photos 2011" show. Juror's choice $300, and People's Choice
Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, California artists are invited to participate. Cash Prizes. Juror is Brian McLernon Show runs September 12 - October 28, 2011
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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. Arts Center is hosting the first Umpqua Plein Air 2011- Location, Location, Location on July 14th and 15th. Juried and cash awarded. It will be a wet hanging in the building, a really nice event for artists, including a catered dinner the night of the paint out, with music, for the artists to mingle and talk about the day. The next morning there will be demo/lectures included by Charles Waldman of California. oils, Phil Bates pastels, and Vinita Pappas watercolorsReply to A Richey
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Call for Landscape Art

MyArtContest.com and Artist Portfolio Magazine are pleased to announce a call for "Landscape" art. Landscape art can be a photograph, painting, cityscape, sculpture, collage etc ... This is an open art contest for artists of all ages and skill level to artists around the world. This is an excellent opportunity to get your art published in our highly viewed online Artist Portfolio Magazine. Prizes: Full Page & 1/4 Page Features in Artist Portfolio Magazine - plus cash prizes for top 3. $25 for 2 pieces of art. Deadline: June 30, 2011. Visit website for more information. Questions? Please contact Ben Walker at info@myartcontest.com

"2011 Art Kudos International Juried Competition"

All artists worldwide are invited to enter the 2011 Art Kudos Competition. Selected finalists will appear in a year-long online exhibition at www.artKudos.com beginning August 15, 2011. $4,400 in cash awards: Best of Show - $1,200; Second Place - $900; Third Place - $750; Founder's Award of Distinction - $500; (3) Merit Awards - $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions - $100 each. Juror: Holly Koons McCullough, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia. Open to artists 18 or older. Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry). $30 fee for 3 images. Deadline: June 30, 2011. Visit website for prospectus.

Hey, Hot Shot!

Hey, Hot Shot! The premier international photography competition, is now open for entries! Submit 5 photos (per entry) by June 22, 2011 at 8p.m. (EDT) for your shot at $10,000 and more. Our esteemed panel will select five photographers as the 2011 Hot Shots. Each photographer will be awarded a $500 honorarium, participation in the 2011 Hot Shot Exhibition at Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, and the opportunity to release an edition on 20x200. Jen Bekman Projects will select one of the 2011 Hot Shots for the Grand Prize: $10,000 honorarium, a solo exhibition at the Jen Bekman Gallery, and representation from the gallery for two years, commencing with his/her selection. Vist website for details. Entry fee starting at $60. Questions? Email help@heyhotshot.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jardin Kazaar Event

Sunday May 22nd Black Market Gourmet will host an artist reception for the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s 46th Annual Aqueous Media Show at 2p.m. Please stop by to view the 20 winning pieces of art, meet several of the artists and listen to great live music. Black Market Gourmet will provide complimentary hors d’oeurve and wine will be available to purchase.

Susan Says

If you've spent any time reading The Trawler you know one of our favorite artists and resources is Susan Lehman. And this is for a very good reason, Ms Lehman always comes up with the juiciest news, the sauciest websites and the most informative and helpful artist resources, like Fine Art Views, a daily newsletter filled with great articles, new ideas and just good stuff!

Susan sent me a piece from the Fine Arts Views about Bios and Artist's Statements. It is a fantastic, thought-provoking piece and you should follow this link and read what the In-The-Know guys think. I'd have given you the piece but I can't. The Fine Art Views has some very restrictive copyright instructions and try as I might I could not get Blogger to layout the page the way they require, so being a good little artist and writer I didn't copy it, but I have included the link and you should use it.

http://faso.com/fineartviews/30872/the-artists-statement-vs-biography

While you're there you might take a look at one or two of the other articles like, Are you Guilt of this Originality Sin Or the extra special, deluxe Artist Statement: Know Your Audience.

And after you recover from staring at the screen with your mouth wide open 'cause you can't believe all of the great ideas and neat stuff, go to this URL

http://faso.com/art-marketing-newsletter/

And sign up, re-enlist, subscribe 'cause you won't get art information any easier than this, it comes right out of the ether and into your very own in-box and you don't have to leave the house or fuss with your hair or gas-up the car or get dressed, although if you usually read in the nude, drop me a line...I guess that's not proper for this sort of information.

Take the link, have a look and see if you don't think this is the sort of information you can use.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Release Me

The truth be told I'd rather get a root canal without any pain killers than have to write a bio for a show and if it's a press release or some other sort of self-promotion, just go ahead and shoot me.

But again, the truth be told you have to man-up and do it.


It's the running fear of every artist, what do you say when someone asks you to write a bio or give them a press release for the local crier.

You know as far as the newspaper is concerned the only artist worthy of space is the dead artist. Suicide is best unless you can manage to the the victim of a murder, make it a lover's tryst gone wrong with an outraged spouse and maybe some juicy mutilation thrown in and boy are you in luck!

But if you just want to promote your next show, Art Walk or a fund raiser, don't hold your breath. No, it isn't the newspaper's fault, They have the same struggles as you do, keeping the television powered and the dust mites from taking over, they have to make money and part of that is keeping the reader's eyes on the paper. There's so much competition for those eyes, Twitter, Facebook, the Internet, the television, music, radio and occasionally family. It's no wonder that the more sensational it is the more space it gets. Let's face it, how many of you read the League of Women Voter's insert before and election? But if there is a murder or Kim, Brittany or Christina falls out of her dress and shows some muchly overexposed Kardashians, that'll get you attention.

So how do you work up the intestinal fortitude to write that press release or bio.

Don't take it so seriously. Yes, it is important and you want to put your best foot forward but it isn't a nuclear arms limitation treaty. What's the worst that can happen? The paper won't print it. They might not any way. If you come on like the next best thing to sliced bread they probably won't See before you can get the public to read it, you have to get the copy editor to read it.

Copy editors are not Lew Grant, lovable but fatherly, they are mostly acid-reflux, high blood pressure and coffee. They used to smoke but of course we don't do that any more. You need to show them something different. It's the difference between saying “Behold the ART cometh” and saying, “ART: all the things they wouldn't let you see in school.”

That's right tell people that there is something dirty and secret about something and they will flock to it even if it is only a piglet that can play the flute.

But you don't want to stoop to cheap tricks you want to let your art speak for itself. That's okay but a press release isn't about art or virtue. P. T. Barnum made mountains out of mole hills and so should you, but in a kinder and gentler way. It's okay to say AWARD WINNING ARTIST if you are. Don't be shy about all of those ribbons, they don't hand them out to just anyone. There are folks who have lived and worked around here and submitted every chance they get and never won a ribbon. If you have say so.

It's okay to use a tie-in, if you are on display at the museum or the Southern Coos Hospital or Art Walk say so. If you have a show on the Internet say so. If you attract the attention of a national honors society say so. Say anything which is true and makes the copy editor spill his coffee.. That's the point, you have to make it interesting.

And the same rule applies to your bio. If it is just a collection of awards and shows, people will take one look at it, their eyes will roll back in their heads and they will loose the will to live. Make it interesting. Don't be afraid to mention something personal if it makes you stand out.

One of the best self-promoters on the South Coast is Angela Haseltine Pozzi. Now don't be fooled her art is spectacular, but when it comes to beating the drum, her drum those ain't tom-toms you hear, paleface.

Tie your news to some issue if it has relevance. Kelle Herrick has her birds, so does Kim Wurster and I hate to live on the difference in skill between those two, which is exactly why they can get that ole copy editor to sit up.

Be good. That's the starting point of all art, be good at what you do. You can't brag about being the best...unless you are. If you can do it it ain't bragging!

Be funny. Yes, not the funny fall over the foot stool pie in the face funny, but if you can make your news sound like it is fun, you'll be much more likely to get that ole copy editor to pay attention.

Get the facts right, who what where when and how, that's the newspaper creed and you need to do it just that way if you hope to get them on your side. You do want them on your side.

And if all else fails, two ounces of gin taken every fifteen minutes until you get it written or pass out will do the trick. The next morning you will be sooooo sorry and remorseful you'll take a coupla aspirins and sit down and write seriously until it is done. Better if you buckle down and do it before that last step...

Left Coast Jazz News from Will Hubel

Back at Bandon Bill's June 3rd and 4th,from 6 to 10pm. On friday ,I'll be accompanied by Gary Robertson. Saturday,with Jan Kaplan. John Goodwin will be rounding out a trio on Saturday only. John is part of the Valley Flora tribe of talented folks Abbey, Zoe Bradbury, and their Mom Betsey. This Friday, May 20th,I'll be back at the Red Fish in Pt Orford,4 to 7pm. I'll be accompanied by Julie Hawthorn on upright. She's the wife of the owner,and a good ceramic artist as well. Saturday past, I played with Gary at a new place in town(2 months. Charlies barbeque on 101 in Bandon Across from price and pride, the staff are super friendly. The owner Tom Brown, good-humored. Great food! Says he'll have us back. So hopefully another venue. Might get the rent paid after all! I'll put him on our website: leftcoastjazz.com.

leftcoastjazz.com

Here's hoping you do get the rent paid. The never-ending curse of every artist is making enough to keep the lights on and the cat fed, so from all of us at The South Coast Trawler, "let the good times roll!"

Monday, May 16, 2011

Derivative Redux

Derivative Work (copyright) A work which is based on a preexisting work and in which the preexisting work is changed, condensed, or embellished in some way.

No one wants to have their work stolen and used by another. Fortunately in this country we have some of the best copyright laws in the world. From the moment you put a drop of paint on a canvas, a line on paper, a nick in that block of wood, assemble those scraps of paper, or turn the wheel and draw your clay, you have exclusive right to loan, use, sell or fiddle that piece. You do have to make a mark, you can't copyright an idea, but once you have begun you own the intellectual property that your genius sparked.

So that's the end of that column. No, its isn't. Just because you own it doesn't mean someone can't come along and use it. But that's why copyrights are supposed to protect the artist, so that just anyone can't come along and use my stuff!

And they do a pretty good job. But their job isn't to keep another artist from using all or a part of your work to make a new and different bit of art. But tread carefully, the difference between art and theft is a narrow line and must be walked with careful balance.

But you do want to make new art and you can't always come up with the prefect image on your own, so how do you walk the line between theft and creativity? Carefully, very carefully.

The best way is to use a photo you own. That means painters have to get out there and take photos or borrow photos or make pals with a photographer so that they can have a solid source of material. So let's take a photo which I already own and one I have scanned in from a magazine. (No, I did not steal the photograph. Copyright law allows fair use of copyrighted materials especially for instructional purposes.)



The photo I own is of a model I worked with in the mid-60's, the one from a magazine is the lion from the Narnia stories. I thought the effect of snow falling on the highlighted lion's mussel was fantastic and I wanted to see if I could duplicate it. One tiny problem, they did it with PhotoShop in the magazine of the same name. I wanted to see if I could do it using any of the three photo editors I actually have. PhotoShop costs about the same as a 1957 Packard and I do not have such large discretionary funds lying around.

So first things first, I shifted the color spectrum way over into the blue range. Then I use an oval tool to lighten the face and finally I took some snow from my pictures of our wild winter storm.



You can see the first adjustment isn't perfect, I didn't get the seamless splash of color across the face and the image is a bit too dark. When I added the snow, the result isn't the lion, but it is a new and different image and one that I am pretty satisfied with. No I didn't get what I set out to get, but I did create an interesting picture and I learned something. I couldn't duplicate the high-prices PS but I did get a lot of what I was trying to do. And remember I learned.

Here's another image I tweaked a bit. I think it is a bit like one of the images you see in Avatar. No, I didn't get their technology to work with two free programs and one low-priced one, but I did get in the neighborhood. I'll keep working on it and who knows, one day I might just be able to make up a world of my own.



And the best part is I didn't violate anyone's rights or steal their work, I just tried to find a way to use some of their techniques to get a better picture. A derivative picture.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Frank Capra

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

DERIVATIVES TOO

Not Again

So let's talk some more about derivatives.

Yes, again. Derivatives are important to most artists because they are used in so many disciplines. We talked about using a photo as the basis of your painting, now let's head out into deeper waters, Collage and Photo Montage.

A collage:

A collage (From the French: coller, to glue, French pronunciation: [kɔ.laːʒ]) is a work of formal art, primarily in the visual arts, made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

Photo Montage:

Photomontage is the process and result of making a composite photograph by cutting and joining a number of other photographs.

Okay, so a collage is an assemblage of different forms creating a new whole .This means you take bits and pieces of unrelated things and using nothing but your scissors and mind you glue together this wonderful new thing!

That's a great and fantastic idea. Take a bunch of junk and make it something worthwhile. So where do you get your junk? Everywhere. You can pick up bits and pieces of string, seaweed, macaroni, old magazines, paint, matchbooks and other grunge and that's the heart of your work.

So where does this lead back to derivatives? The photo part and maybe the bits of other things like Trademarked beverage signs or logos on the matchbooks. All of that belongs to someone else.

Oh no, now you want me to track down all of the copyright holders and Trademark rights and get permission. The long answer is no. No I don't and here's why, you don't have to. The holders of a copyright or Trademark do have certain rights and one of them is not to be indiscriminately and recklessly copied. But they don't have a right to keep you from exercising your creative expression, within limits.

Making a collage is bits and pieces, remember? That's why you can do it. You aren't taking the whole image and copying it and claiming it as your own. Okay, maybe matchbook images get copied completely, but that's not the usual rule. In a collage most of the bits are less than a complete whole. And that's where the derivative exception comes in, you aren't making an exact copy or claiming that it is the same as the original image. It's something new and different which uses a piece of the other work.

I spent a very pleasant day at Shore Acres. The foliage is wonderful and lends itself to all sorts of things, like being squished and fractured in a photo editing program. Now me, I like flowers pretty much the way the were designed by Nature, but in some cases I think they can be altered without offending whatever creator you think did the original art work.

So I did just that and I like what came out and I can now take the image and plant it smack in the middle of a collage because it isn't the same as the original and it isn't the whole. (Okay, it could be but for the purposes of this lecture it isn't.



If I had on the other hand wanted to make a photomontage (Okay it is a photomontage cause I did it in a photo editing program, but the technique is mostly the same. Don't be so picky it's just for illustration anyway), I could have done something like this. Sure it's still a Harley and there's a guy out there who owns it and loves it and might want a say about how I use it. And he could claim that it was a likeness without documented release. He could say that and if there was a very conservative judge he might get a hearing, but the truth is the original picture is now a collection of pictures assembled into a new whole using completely different and unrelated pictures to create an image which looks much like that white Harley dresser. Its an assemblage and that makes it a new and completely separate work of art. It's a derivative.



I am not suggesting you neglect your obligation to secure a release to use the materials you want to make your new creation with but you can sometimes do things without a paper trail a mile and a half long.

Always live up to your responsibilities, if it were your work you'd want the artist considering using it in their piece to be respectful and exercise due diligence, and they should. But not every piece requires an unshakeable provenance.

THE MAGIC OF SAYING YES

Patrons, sponsors, clients, angels or commissioners, it doesn’t matter what you call them, they know just exactly what they want. But if you expect them to tell you, they become as easily understandable as the latest rant from Muammar Gaddaffi.

They want it this color and this size and they'd like it to look just like the way it did when they were ten years old, back on the porch swing in Gary, Indiana, and when out of that description you manage to produce something they tell you, “No!' And the they proceed to give you another set of improbable objectives and wait with less and less patience for you to do a simple thing like follow their crystal clear instructions.

Guess what, when you do it's still wrong. It may take as many as a dozen re-dos to get to the point that they like it and then you have to fine tune it so that they will break open their cracked leather wallets and pull out those uncirculated silver certificates, 'cause they haven't actually paid cash for anything since Willkie was in office. And then they whisper all over the area that you are hard to work with and can't even follow basic instructions.

Why do we do it? There's got to be an easier way for an artist to keep the lights on and the supplies fresh and a loaf of bread and a jug of wine and thou...together.

I can tell you the secret of why. Yes, it is a dark secret passed down from one generation to the next by wise men of the east living in caves and wearing untanned animal skins and eating wild honey and drinking fermented goat's milk, which is probably why you don't hear about it all that often. I mean if you won't even toss a handful of coins in a homeless person's cup because of the ambiance and vermin farm living in their hair, think about those untanned animals skins and the unlikelihood of finding the Old Spice Man and his deodorant products some where in a creepy old cave.

Oh, the secret? Saying yes.

When you say yes, whether it is to your spouse, a client, an organization or a pal, you have made a commitment and you have to try to deliver on it. No matter how goofy their request is.

No, you shouldn't hold up Wells Fargo. That kind of request will get you featured on Law and Order Da-Dum.

So if it isn't a stick up, bank, gas station or coffee shop why should you deliver?

Because you will get the magic of learning no matter how the project turns out. Artists like what they like. They tend to do it a lot and they expect the public to like it a lot and buy it even if they specialize in toe nail clipping art! That's right, give an artist a chance and they will stick to the craziest kind of thing you can imagine and being artists you can imagine some pretty crazy things, so word to the wise other artists can be just as obsessive as you.

By taking on someone else's idea you have to step outside your comfort zone and do a new thing even if you don't want to. Maybe it's colors, they come in many and maybe you only use the earth tones, or maybe it's three dimensional and you do only flat or maybe it's a special object and you have to navigate the tricky waters of creating a new and brilliant vision without copying someone's else's work?

It doesn’t matter, you'll learn.

Doing it over and you will have to do it over because the client will not settle on the first pass, it will make you scream, swear and weep and then go back to the drawing board and you will learn.

Doing it a third and a forth time will make you pound the walls and promise to kill the client and all of their families back through all of the generations and then when you finish biting your lip and chewing your nails, you'll learn.

Working for another person is the hardest thing you will ever do. It isn't for macho men, street punks or sissies, you have to be tough to take on a commission. But if you do, you get the satisfaction of struggling against impossible odds to please an unpleaseable client and the joy of seeing their downcast eyes when they realize you've done it and there just isn't anything else for them to complain about.

You get the experience of struggling against a deadline and having to make it happen on someone else's time line and with blood, sweat, toil and tears doing just that.

You get all of this from saying “Yes”.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cultivating your resources

I was reading a pal's blog the other day, yes, I do read other people's blogs, and the post was a wonderful piece about artistic integrity and doing everything you can to make sure that you haven't infringed another person's art work or personal privacy.

http://sldonaldsonfineart.com/art-blog/

“It's Never Been an Issue” is the title of the posting and you should go and read it, cause it's as good as it gets and besides S. L. Donaldson is one of the finest artists working on the South Coast and if you aren't familiar with her work, you should be, so go there and before you leave read the piece.

But to return to this weeks thrilling episode, everything in the article is correct and just as it should be, but do you have to go that far and is there anything you can do to make things simpler? Yes and no.

No, you should make every effort to learn who took the original image you are using as a basis for your art and yes, you should get a signed release from that person to use the image as a basis of your own work.

Yes, if you are making a derivative of the original, in which the base material is substantially changed so that it constitutes a completely new and different work, then you may damn the torpedoes and go full speed ahead.

So what the heck does that mean?



This is what happens when a careless art person uses an image and claims that it is a derivative. It isn't. The images are substantially the same. The original, taken on Ektachrome 64 at F1/4, for a 1/60 with strong back light and no fill-in flash was an attempt to create an effect similar to washed black and white. I liked it then and still do. The right-hand image has been color-corrected to give the flesh-tones a bit more hue and make the image just an over-exposed color photograph. There just is no real, substantial difference between the photographs and if I didn't hold the copyright on both of them I would be seeking legal action if anyone submitted the pinky-toned image for publication.

This is called a copy and is theft of intellectual property. If it was submitted as an original Mycroft photograph, that's fraud.



This is a derivative. The original image has undergone substantial change and the person in the image is no longer recognizable nor is the relationship to the original photograph instantly understandable.

So what does this mean for you? If you paint only flowers and never use buildings or people in your work, nothing. But if you do sometimes use people, places or things which might be recognizable and owned by another artist, be careful. Or do as S.L. Suggests and collect a signed release, or...

Cultivate your resources.

Coos County is lousy with photographers. In fact we have one of the oldest, largest and most successful photography clubs in the West, the Oregon Coast Photographers Assn. Each year these gifted photographers take hundreds of frames a month. Hundreds, did you hear that, they have hundreds of frames of material. So how many do you know?

If the answer is none, get busy. They aren't at all nasty and vicious. You could meet them at one of their meetings or get and introduction from one of their members, or hustle Richard at Second Street Gallery, who is not only a gifted photographer but he also sponsors a photography show and might just know a photographer or two or you could go to the Coos County Fair and discover many of the guys enter their work there.

Because if you meet a photographer and behave nicely they might just give you access to their whole catalog. And with hundreds of frames a month that's a lot of images. And the best part, aside from making new fiends and learning about a different discipline, is if the photographer gives you access they won't be hard to find or hard to convince when you need that release.

Ava Richey's Art News

Hi Everyone,

This coming Monday, May 16th, we will meet at Bandon City Park (toward the west end of 11th Street), at Noon, at the gazebo by the playground.

It's hard to say what the weather will be, but let's give it a try. If it's too bad we can move to a restaurant in town.

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

FYI: New listings have asterisks ***** next to the date.


15% off Stretched Canvases and canvas boards at Bandon Artist Supply 541-347-4482. closed Sun. & Mon.
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Needed: Someone who can repair damaged art.
Contact Christa at Bandon Frame and Photo Works 541-347-1716
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Current Shows:
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*****now through May at Second Street Gallery
Second Street Gallery, 210 2nd Street SE, Old Town Bandon
Exhibiting a selection of works by Michael William Ousley
http://www.secondstreetgallery.net
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*****now through June at Bandon Artists Supply
Selected works by Donna Cox now showing through June at Bandon Artists Supply, 175 2nd St. SE, Old Town Bandon 541-347-4482. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Sunday & Monday
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****Sarita Southgate, S.L. Donaldson, Yvonne Ramirez Ousley, and Michael William Ousley will be exhibiting their art at Brooke and Herb Yussim's Oregon Bay Properties site at 1992 Sherman Avenue, North Bend (Hotel North Bend). http://www.obpre.com/LocalArtists Call 541-808-2010 to confirm showing artists, and hours available for visiting.
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*******now through June--- Oregon Watercolor Society Traveling Show
Black Market Gourmet Deli & Gallery, 495 Central Ave., Coos Bay
Oregon Watercolor Society's "Spring Aqueous Media Show", juried by Betsy Dillard Stroud.
Reception is Sunday, May 22, 2011 2 - 4:00 p.m. Food & Music (Jardin & Kristen)
Art available for viewing Tuesdays - Fridays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., and by appointment by calling 541-269-0194.
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through May -- virtual art show on the web
Art work entitled "Our Four-Legged Friends" by Susan Lehman is up during the month of May, 2011, on Dale Copeland's website at http://virtual.tart.co.nz/exhibit.htm
By clicking on any of the thumbnails, you can view descriptions and prices.
Any profits from the sales of Susan's artwork this month will be donated to GreaterGood.org to aid animals displaced or abandoned in Japan's disasters.
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Bandon Public Library through May
Students from Harbor Lights Middle School after-school artists with Vicki Affatati, Arts and Culture Club and Bandon High beginning art class, Jen Ells instructor will be showing small clay sculptures and free expression paintings.
Reception 4 - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25th in the Sprague Room.
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May 10 - June14, 2011 Tues - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401 541-684-7963
"Painting in Brittany" artworks by Margaret Coe, Bets Cole and Erik Sandgren
Opening reception Sat. May 14th at 3:30 p.m. 2nd reception Sat. June 4th, 3:30 p.m.
Also: at their Art Annex: Beverly Soasey "France--Places that Inspire"
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Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, Bandon
"Bright & Bold" Works by S.L. Donaldson, Tim Greathead, Michael Ousley and Yvonne Ousley. Show runs through June.
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through May 28, 2011
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR
"Expressions West 2011", "Erik Sandgren: Confluences", David Castleberry "Arriving at the Gates of Spring", and "Plein Air Painters of the South Coast".
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May 4 - June 30, 2011
Opening reception Sunday, May 15 1 - 3 p.m.
Evergreen Court, North Bend
Carol & Franklin Turner exhibit of oil paintings. Food and Music.
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Easy Lane Frames & Select Art Gallery 541-756-7638
North Bend .........May/June art show "The Skies Have It!"
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through June
High Tide Cafe in Charleston
Featuring Donna Cox and Jim Davenport, also showing works of Mike Holms, Audrey Roach and Cheryl Lindmeier.
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Schedule of Classes offered at Sage Place
go to: http://sagegallerybandon.com

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Datelines:
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Thursdays, May 12, 19 & 26, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Easy Lane Frames & Select Art Gallery, North Bend, 541-756-7638
"Beginning Watercolor" Instructor Sherry Howk. Some watercolor experience needed. Learn new techniques and how to employ them into a painting.
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Friday, May 13, 2011 6 - 10:00 p.m.
HarborTown Events Center, 325 2nd St. SE, Old Town Bandon
Washed Ashore art volunteers and community appreciation night. Music by Sly & Co., $5 entry fee includes food, beverages, a raffle and prizes. Public welcome.
Angela Haseltine Pozzi will show slides and movie preview on how to help save the ocean from marine debris. For information call Angela at 360-991-3891.
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******Saturday, May 14, 2011 10:30 a.m.
Rosie's Art Carnival, Florence, OR
Artists' Trading Card meeting. Contact Rosemary Hill @ reallyrosie@oregonfast.net
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******Saturday, May 14, 2011 7:00 p.m.
Seattle pianist and composer Joe Bongiorno performs at Savoy Theater in Port Orford. Tickets available at Downtown Fun Zone. Contact Milt Nelson 541-332-9002.
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******Saturday, May 14, 2011 4 - 7:00 p.m.
Brookings Saturday Art Walk. For Guided tour meet Pete Chasar at 4:15. at the Manley Art Center parking lot.
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Friday, Sat. & Sun. May 13, 14 and 15, 2011
Reception Sat. May 14th, 11:00 a.m.
Pony Village Mall, North Bend
Bay Area Artists Assn (BAAA) Spring Art Show.
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Saturday, May 14, 2011 11:00 a.m.
Eden Hall on the SOCC Campus, Coos Bay
Bay Area Artists Assn. monthly meeting. Public welcome.
Josie Reed will demonstrate techniques for finishing backgrounds in watercolor paintings. There will be an opportunity for hands on to try out the techniques.
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Saturday, May 14, 2011 3 - 5:00 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Old Town Florence
541-997-8980 http://www.backstreetgallery.org
GALA Art Walk Reception with guest artists Ramona Welzel and Liz Johnson. Themed artwork show "Roadies and Rhodies" will be on display May 3rd through June 6th.
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Monday - Friday, May 16 - 20, 2011
Wrights Custom Framing, Brookings, OR 541-469-7900
5 Day Watercolor Workshop, Larry Johnson, Instructor.
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****Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Gold Beach Episcopal Church
Easternmost end of Moore Street.
Figure Drawing. To confirm & for more information contact Alexandra alexandra@portraitsbyalexandra.com
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*******Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ORCO Guild fundraiser for teen afterschool art program "Rock-n-Art". Teen and adult artists work for sale, plus raffles of Donna Wright painting, gift certificates, music, etc. Contact 541-266-0806 for more information.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011 7 p.m.
Savoy Theater in Port Orford
Dance People Company of Ashland, OR will be performing.
Adults $12, Seniors/children $10, tickets available at the door or Downtown Fun Zone
To reserve tickets or for information call Marilyn at 541-290-9857
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Saturday, May 27 (10:00 - 5:00 p.m.) & Sunday, May 28th (10:00 - 4:00 p.m.), 2011
Port Orford Cedar Festival at the Port Orford Community Center
Festival includes free admission, carvings, furniture, wall art, wood burning, a raffle of fine art, and more. Contact now if you would like a booth, or wish to volunteer or need more information: Bill Hanna 541-348-2371
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Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Port Orford Gallery Art Walk. Maps available at participating galleries.
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Saturday, May 28, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.
Harris Beach State Park, One Mile North of Brookings, OR on Highway 101
Plein Air Paint Out. Critique at 4 p.m. at the bottom of the hill where the restrooms are located.
*Come at 10 a.m. and enjoy the Azalea Festival Parade and Art Show before the Paintout. http://www.wildriverscoastart.com
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Calls to Artists:
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Call to Artists Deadline Monday, May 23 through Sunday, May 29th
Second Street Gallery, 210 Second Street, Old Town Bandon 541-347-4133
"Miniature and Small Works Open Exhibition" Two categories: miniature--less than 8" any direction, and small works--up to 14" in any direction. All entries must be framed or be on a gallery-wrapped canvas, and must have a wire hangers. Show runs June & July.
Show opening Saturday, June 4th. Download a Pdf. entry form at http://www.secondstreetgallery.net
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Opportunity to Sell your Work:
Kathy from "Katherine's" in Pony Village Mall (south wing) is seeking artists to display art on Art Walk Thursdays from 5 - 8:00 p.m. each month. The upcoming one is June 9th. The Mall will provide easels and tables. Other stores will be doing music and appetizers. There is no fee, no commission...it's FREE. Contact Kathy at 541-808-2248.
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Call to Digital Artists: "The Digital Eye" runs October/November/December 2011
Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon, OR
Artworks to be produced using the computer and "Painter", "Photoshop", "Corel", digitally created and manipulated photography, a Wacom tablet, and IPAD or any combination of these. Requires original digital artwork produced on the computer. Please respect copyright laws. We are looking for art that goes beyond common color and/or filter enhanced photography.
Enter 1 - 3 pieces per artist, framed and ready to hang, or matted and ready to hang.
Minimum size 8" x 10" excluding frame & mat. No maximum size (within reason).
Entry Fee: None. Theme: Open, your choice--no nudity or morbidity will be accepted.
Deliver art to Hospital at 9:00 a.m. on October 5, 2011.
There is no commission fee charged on sales. We reserve the right to refuse submitted artwork due to presentation, subject or space. Please have your name, address, e-mail, title and sales price on the back of your each piece you submit.
If you have questions please contact Ava Richey yarnfarm@harborside.com or Victoria Tierney victory7777@hughes.net
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Call to Artists--New show on Bandon Boardwalk, May 20, 2011 deadline
"The Year of the Rabbit" (with a tip of the hat to the White Rabbit)
$10 entry includes an 18" x 24" board to paint on.
Boards can be picked up at Port of Bandon and Bandon Artists Supply, and Bandon Frame and Photo.
Work must be able to withstand 3 months of wind and rain so seal/varnish the boards well. Interpretations of rabbit / hare encouraged including studies from life, from literature, from Wonderland, Peter Cottontail, etc. The public will vote for their favorite, and prizes will be given out on Cranberry Weekend in September. Anne Sobbota will serve as juror. Amateurs and professionals welcome. Room for 179 panels...so get hopping! questions? contact Victoria Tierney 541-347-9862 or Gina at the Port 541-347-3206.
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Call to Artists Submission Deadline June 1, 2011
Billy Smoothboars and Whistling Gallery announce the themed show of "Dunes of the Pacific Northwest". Cash prizes awarded based on entry fees for Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd places. For prospectus go to http://www.whistlinggallery.com and click on "Events & Specials" and scroll down to the show information. Or contact Whistling Gallery at 541-404-7336.
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Call to Artists: Submission Deadline June 8, 2011
Umpqua Valley Arts Assn. 1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
"5th Annual Hundred Valleys NW Juried Art Show and Competition".
Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, California artists are invited to participate. Cash Prizes. Juror this year is NW artist Tom Browning
For prospectus and entry information: http://uvarts.com/call-to-artists
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Call to Artists: Submission Deadline June 8, 2011
Umpqua Valley Arts Assn. 1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
"Best Photos 2011" show. Juror's choice $300, and People's Choice
Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, California artists are invited to participate. Cash Prizes. Juror is Brian McLernon Show runs September 12 - October 28, 2011
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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. Arts Center is hosting the first Umpqua Plein Air 2011- Location, Location, Location on July 14th and 15th. Juried and cash awarded. It will be a wet hanging in the building, a really nice event for artists, including a catered dinner the night of the paint out, with music, for the artists to mingle and talk about the day. The next morning there will be demo/lectures included by Charles Waldman of California. oils, Phil Bates pastels, and Vinita Pappas watercolors

Sunday, May 8, 2011

SECOND STREET GALLERY

Second Street Gallery, at 210 Second Street in Old Town Bandon, is pleased to announce their third annual Call to Artists for a “Miniature and Small Works Open Exhibition” for the months of June & July, 2011. All 2 dimensional artists are invited to exhibit up to three pieces of their original artwork. The “miniature” category is any original painting less than 8 inches in any direction, excluding frame; “small works” is any painting up to 14” in any direction, excluding frame. All work must be framed with a wire hanger or on gallery-wrapped canvas. Please visit the gallery at 210 Second Street in Old Town Bandon, call (541) 347-4133, e-mail info@secondstreetgallery.net or visit their website at www.secondstreetgallery.net for a copy of the prospectus, entry form and for the types of 2-dimensional art allowed.

Gallery Executive Director, Richard Rahmlow, says that there will be prizes awarded and that during this event the gallery will encourage sales for the participating artists by offering reduced commissions. All work must be submitted between Monday, May 23 and Sunday, May 29, 2011, between 10AM and 5PM daily. The show is scheduled to open Saturday, June 4, 2011.


Second Street Gallery Announces
Their Third Annual Call to Artists For A
Miniatures & Small Works Exhibition
June 1, 2011—July 24, 2011


Accepted Media: All 2-D media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, print making (artist pulled prints), collage, mixed media & encaustic
Not Included: Photography and digital prints of any kind
2 Categories: Miniature – Up to 8” maximum in any direction, excluding frame dimension
Small Works – Up to 14” maximum in any direction, excluding frame dimension

All work must be framed or on gallery wrap canvas; including a wire hanger (no sawtooth hangers please).

The non-refundable fees to exhibit are $10 for the first piece, $5 for the second piece and $5 for the third piece.
A panel of non-exhibiting artists will award Second Street Gallery gift certificate prizes as follows: $100 for first place, $50 for second place, $30 for third place and 6 honorable mentions of $20 each.

Calendar for the Exhibition:

Monday, May 23 – Sunday, May 29, between 10 – 5 PM, drop off 1 – 3 pieces of art with paperwork and fees at Second Street Gallery, 210 2nd Street SE, Bandon, OR
Call 541-347- 4133 or e-mail info@secondstreetgallery.net with questions (if shipping artwork, send to arrive by these dates; please include prepaid return shipping)
Saturday, June 4: Artist’s Reception, 5:30 – 7:30PM, private party, by invitation only, for artists and friends
Sunday, July 24: End of exhibition
Monday, July 25 through Thursday, July 28: Pick up all unsold work

Note: During this exhibition of miniatures and small works, the gallery commission will be 25%. This is being done to encourage participation and sales; please price your work accordingly. Remember to bring a copy of your biography, without contact information, to be included in the show binder. Artists who have sold work during the exhibition can pick up their checks on the 10th of August, 2011.

ENTRY FORM Second Street Gallery Miniature & Small Painting Show (please print clearly)
Artist name: ________________________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________________________
Day phone: ___________________________
E-mail: _______________________________ Website: _____________________________

1. Title: ____________________________________________________
Medium: ___________________________________________________
Price: _____________________________________________________

2. Title: ____________________________________________________
Medium: ___________________________________________________
Price: _____________________________________________________

3. Title: ____________________________________________________
Medium: ___________________________________________________
Price: ______________________________________________________

NOTE: Please have your name, title and contact number on the back of each artwork.
Further, understand that by submission of any work you agree to follow all stipulations.
Signature_____________________________________________________ Date___________
(For Staff Use)
Pieces checked in:_________ By:______ Total number of guests attending reception:______
How the entrant heard about the exhibition: E-mail, Telephone call, Saw poster, Friend, News press release, Television story, the Coffee Break, Other _____________________

Saturday, May 7, 2011

KATHI SIMONETTI ART WALK NEWS

ART WALK AT PONY VILLAGE MALL

THURSDAY MAY 12TH FROM 5 TIL 8 P.M.

ENTERTAINMENT AND LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS BY ARTISTS.

EACH MONTH STARTING IN MAY, THE PONY VILLAGE MERCHANTS WILL BE ENHANCING, THE ALREADY ON GOING ART WALK, WITH A TWIST OF THEIR OWN.

THEY WILL BE FEATURING ARTIST, ART DEMONSTRATIONS AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INSIDE AND IN FRONT OF THEIR STORES.

THEY INVITE ALL TYPES OF ARTIST TO DISPLAY AND SELL THEIR ART, FOR THIS 3 HOUR EVENT, AT NO CHARGE OR COMMISSION TO THE ARTIST. IT'S FREE

IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT KATHI AT KATHRYN'S UNIQUE GIFTS 541-808-2248 FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING EACH AND EVERY ARTIST.

KATHI SIMONETTI