Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Is Realism Relevant?


ERIK THOR SANDBERG


Receptivity (detail) 2011, oil on curved wood panel, 26 x 88 x 35.5 inches. IS REALISM RELEVANT?

> opening 3 solo exhibitions with new figurative paintings by:


ERIK THOR SANDBERG

NATHANIEL ROGERS

KATIE MILLER



> with conner/*gogo special project:

Lauren Adams: Plunder

opening: Saturday, September 10th: 6-8pm

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CONNER CONTEMPORARY ART

Washington, DC 20002

v: 202-588-8750

info@connercontemporary.com

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IS REALISM RELEVANT?

Erik Thor Sandberg: Reparatory Gestures

Nathaniel Rogers: When Disaster Strikes

Katie Miller : The Fancy of Babes


> with *gogo emerging art projects:

Lauren Adams: Plunder


September 10 - October 22, 2011



Is Realism Relevant? Conner Contemporary Art enthusiastically says ‘YES’ with three concurrent solo exhibitions featuring new works by Erik Thor Sandberg, Nathaniel Rogers and Katie Miller. Six centuries after Flemish oil painting branded the early modern age, each of these DC area artists maximizes his or her command of the realist technique to express the human condition in contemporary life. Engagement with current issues imbues these painters’ works with the relevance of their own time, while their informed references to artistic precedents casts present situations within a historical perspective. With its world class Old Master museum collections, Washington is a natural home for realism. Representational painting began to make a resurgence here in the 1970s, in the wake of the prominent Washington Color abstractionists. Today, Sandberg, Rogers and Miller are at the leading edge of contemporary realism in DC.



> ERIK THOR SANDBERG unleashes allegories of our increasingly complex relationship with nature through narratives of power and passivity that unfold across panoramic vistas in Reparatory Gestures, his fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. Sandberg, who has repeatedly demonstrated mastery of the human figure and landscape as a subjects, emphasizes the viewer’s body in the experience of the topographies depicted in the four large concave paintings that anchor this new series. The artist designed curved panels to envelope us in captivating expressions of man’s manipulations of the environment. Sandberg impressed artificiality on each wilderness landscape with depictions of intrusive human activity, or vestiges of it, such as a port-a-potty, picnic fixings, and guardrails. Whether his characters are engaged in libidinous acts, or immobilized by uncertainty, the contexts in which we find them question the ultimate consequences of their choices. As the picture planes bend, so do the meanings that play out across them. The concave arch of each panel pushes and pulls the ideas represented on it, diverting them from a predetermined linear progression into elusive possibilities for our thoughts to follow. Sandberg reminds us that our personal and collective journeys may lack sure direction or fixed outcomes. Yet, he also suggests, with flawlessly rendered details, including glistening drops of nectar and multi-colored birds’ eggs, that nature’s powers of imaging and reparation are ceaselessly at work, leaving us with hope that these forces can restore the balance that man repeatedly compromises.



> NATHANIEL ROGERS presents vivid analogies of human phenomena surrounding the concept of crisis - how we create it, deal with it, or ignore it - in When Disaster Strikes, his second solo exhibition with the gallery. Rogers’ superior draftsman’s skill is perfectly matched to his sharp wit in this series of intimate panel paintings that reveal coping strategies, or lack thereof, in the automated, indulgent contemporary world. The artist postulates extreme life situations that manifest at intersections and dissonances between behavior and virtual reality. In scenes of real and imagined disasters, including floods, fires and unseen threats, Rogers suggests a breakdown in reality. This theme is expressed most noticeably in the anxiety contained in his narratives, and more subtly in the dissolution of the representational fabric of his pictures. We find a section of the interior depicted in Facing Annihilation unexpectedly sanded down to reveal the bare wood of its support; and a slice of the landscape background in Nailed, appears to peel off, an illusion that underscores the artifice of the picture. As Rogers characterizes contemporary states of mind, he also tests his medium’s ability to convey the immediacy of our experiences.



> The Fancy of Babes is KATIE MILLER’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Relentlessly pushing the realist technique toward hyper-realism, Miller creates artistic characterizations of the consumer-driven hype that fuels the commercial sexualization of children. The artist orders her toddler subjects according to hieratic compositions seen in Renaissance masterpieces by Hans Holbein the Younger and Albrecht Dürer, among others, employing geometric principles from that period to instill her figures with the authority of holy, royal or mythological beings. The anachronistic formats interact with Miller’s exacting rendering of the children’s features and flesh, giving them an otherworldly quality. The youngsters that confront us in these paintings appear disarmingly knowing and self-possessed. This effect is amplified by their attributes, belly button rings and “bling-bling-binky” pacifiers, inspired by Bratz Babyz dolls, and other widely marketed children’s products. Even the kids’ pets - a purse dog, a Cremello horse and a hairless cat - appear to have been bred to exaggerated points of curvaceousness. In her three largest panels, Miller poses the toddlers’ full-length figures in extremely graceful positions that seem to defy anatomy and gravity. Their precarious beauty figures the challenges of balancing childhood with forced adulthood in today’s consumer culture.


Conner Contemporary Art is also pleased to announce “Plunder,” a special *gogo projects installation created by Lauren Adams for our courtyard. Adams’ work was inspired by Elizabethan colonial era textiles, such as pirate flags and clothing depicted in portraits of Queen Elizabeth I and the explorer Sir Walter Raleigh. Adams appropriates decorative patterning from the time of sea based exploration to suggest a critique of capitalism’s colonial past. Pairing pirate flags with courtly dress, the artist asserts that pirate culture arose not only from rogue sailors who plundered other ships for transatlantic trade goods, but also from the colonizers who 'plundered' North American native wealth.

There will be an opening night reception, Saturday, September 10th from 6 to 8pm.

Artists in attendance.

Additional information may be found at: http://www.connercontemporary.com/.

For further information or images, please contact the gallery @ 202-588-8750 or info@connercontemporary.com.


Conner Contemporary Art is located at 1358 Florida Avenue, NE –Washington, DC 20002 in the Historic Atlas/H Street Area. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10-5pm

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Your Duty


So what's the first thing you do when you turn your computer on after being away for a coupla days?

I hope it's update your antivirus.

Antivirus programs are so good today that unless you fail to update them they'll keep your machine bug free and humming along like a Singer. But they can't do that if you don't do your part.

Now you may remember I have been away from my own machine for two weeks. (The Boss let me use her's the last few days cause I was too pitiful to walk back into the other room.) Today I cranked it up and sure enough it was sixteen days out of date. No longer, I downloaded the new definitions and installed them and now my old steam-powered machine is as well protected as any of the sleek laptops running around the SWOCC campus.

No, I still can't sit at the keyboard very long, just don't have the stamina yet, but if I could the machine would be ready.

So remember, when you leave your computer for a day or two, update on arrival. It's the easiest way to avoid a trip to the shop and keep Old Faithful ready for when you need him!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Richeson 75 Online: Animals, Birds & Wildlife International Art Competition

Richeson School of Art & Gallery / Jack Richeson & Co seek artists for an online exhibition, November 15, 2011 - January 31, 2012. $2,000 cash Best in Show; 1st place $1000 Richeson Art Materials; 2nd Place $750 Richeson Art Materials; 4 other awards of $500 art materials. Artist must be age 18 or over. Artwork to be entered must be 2-D and drawn/painted entirely "by hand": Acceptable media are oil, acrylic, oil pastel, soft pastel, water media, dry media (such as soft pastel, pencil, colored pencil, ink, charcoal etc) or hand-pulled prints. No digitally enhanced or created artwork, no giclees and no photography will be accepted. Artwork must be original in concept and execution (not done in a workshop or under the instruction of another). $30 first image, $10 each add'l image up to 6 images total. Deadline: October 1, 2011. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact Richeson 75 at richeson75@gmail.com or 920-738-0744.

ldlife & Nature Photo Awards 2011

ephotoawards.com invites photographers to enter its next online exhibition. Open to international entrants over the age of 18. The Wildlife & Nature Photo awards offers each photographer the opportunity to submit their best work to compete for the cash awards. This theme is completely open and allows you to photograph anything you desire, but of course, it must contain wildlife or be of nature. Only $5 to enter. Deadline: September 30, 2011. Visit website for details.

36th Anniversary Women's International Juried Photography Exhibition

Professional Women Photographers (PWP) seeks entries for a photography exhibition to be held May 1-31, 2012 in New York, NY. Awards: $3000 in cash, group show at Manhattan gallery, cover of IMPRINTS magazine, and more. Juror: Debra Klomp Ching. Open worldwide to all women photographers; non-members and members, amateur and professional, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. US$35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. Deadline: September 30, 2011. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Please contact Terry Berenson at open.calls@pwponline.org or call 212-410-3865.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Speeding Bus

Open letter to all South Coast Trawler readers:


If you haven’t noticed the posting to the Trawler has been very erratic for the last two weeks. That’s because I had a sudden and unexpected attack of gall stones. Not to be too dramatic, but this was the “speeding bus.” I never saw it coming and it hit pretty hard.


Writing a blog is blind business; you make up a new post each day and wait to see if anyone is going to read it. From time to time people send in postings they want to see go up so you know that they are watching, but beyond that it is hard to tell if you are reaching anyone.


Try missing a few days and the response will shock you, it did me. Distinguished artists, prominent galleries, teaching studios, folks who ought to be far too busy to bother have flooded the Trawler inbox with words of support and encouragement.


And in the end, I am back at the keyboard pecking out one more post (Okay not just one more, but the sound was better if you say one.)


And this post is a great, big, happy face to all of the artists and merchants who sent in their kind words and best wishes. Thank you one and all, I cannot express how much this meant to me and my long-suffering, lady wife, who has had the worry and chores to deal with while I lay like a beached jelly-fish.


The South Coast has the most cohesive, supportive arts community in Oregon. It means a lot to be a part of that community.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Hi Everyone,

This coming Monday, August 29th, 12 - 3 p.m., we will be painting chickens! (and other stuff) near Empire at Rod Sullens' home. Bring your lunch if you like.

The address is 91672 Cameron Lane. It's located between Empire and Charleston off Cape Arago Highway. From Charleston travel Cape Arago Hwy 4.2 miles, turn right .1 mile past Pemberton Lane (next to mobile home park) take the road around behind the mobile home park, first right is Rod's house.

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

Please let me know if you are meeting at Ray's so I don't leave you. :)

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.

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.
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 August Sale: 15% off all paint brushes at Bandon Artist Supply 541-347-4482. Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. except closed Sun. & Mon.


For Sale: Glad Star glass grinder, light table, glass cutters, and lots of glass in every color of the rainbow, and project samples--- Only $400. Call 541-396-5287

Must have own containers for all the glass. This also includes a Welder soldering iron.

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Current Shows:

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*****September at Bandon Public Library

"Of a Colorful Nature" show of paintings by S. L. Donaldson

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*****September at Coos Bay Library

Collage Paintings by Susan Lehman

Handmade glass creations in the lobby by Carolyn & Gordon Otsen

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****Sterling Savings Bank, Pony Village Mall

Watercolor paintings by Andrea Dixon
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****Artists' Loft, Pony Village Mall

Barbara Mahon, Jerrie Lembke.

Magda Druzdzel--Artwall by JoAnn's

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Whistling Gallery, 87456 Whistling Dr. in Laurel Grove, south of Bandon. 541-404-7336 or whistlinggallery@gmail.com

Brian Vorwaller, award winning Chainsaw Artist, will be working outside at the Gallery most weekdays, and every weekend.

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Now through August 31st

South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Rd, Charleston. 541-888-5558.

Art show features Cheryl Gagnon's retrospective of her time in Oregon.

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Now through August 31st

Kathleen Morey Bailey's art in the glass cases, and

"Linda Mecum and Friends" shows currently in the hallway gallery at Bandon Public Library. Includes works by Linda Mecum, Joan Madden, Arlene Tinsley, Ava Richey and Susan Lehman. For inquiries about purchases contact Susan Lehman studioblue@mycomspan.com

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Now through September 4th

"Mysteries and Magic in Watercolor featuring Donna Wright and Her Students" showing at Sage Gallery, upstairs in the Old Coast Guard building. Students include Toni Ann Brend, Jean Kyle, Linda Robertson, Denise Hunter, Erika Fare, Vanessa Jorgensen, Joy Bradford, Patricia Soltys, and Jean Boynton.

Also showing the wildlife and nature photography of Susan & Steve Dimock, Bandon, and continued showing of Etch Art by Jeannie Hemming from Oregon City.

Gallery hours: Thursdays 2 - 6 p.m.; Fridays 4 - 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays 2 - 6:00 p.m.; Sundays 12 - 4:00 p.m.

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Now through October 1, 2011

18th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit features maritime artist Don McMichael showing in the Perkins Gallery. Other shows: "Frames Around Oregon Acriculture" in the Uno E. Richter Atrium; and "Inspirations of the Coast" in the Mable Hansen Gallery.

Shows runs July 30th through October 1, 2011. http://www.coosart.org

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Now through October

"20th Anniversary Celebration Show" features works by Georganne White, Carol Waxham, Barry LaVoie, Wood Sabold, Victoria Tierney, Susan Lehman and Ava Richey and others.

Gallery is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays.

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Through August

Coos Bay Library features Monte Rogers' "Painted Ladies", paintings of the wonderful women who have been his models over the years. Steve Laird's driftwood art on display in the lobby.

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Now through September 17th

Billy Smoothboars Restaurant, Hwy 101 & Seabird, Bandon

"Dunes of the Pacific Northwest"

For information contact Vickie Eichelberger whistlinggallery@gmail.com

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Now through September

Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon

"Sit/ Stay. Roll Over.", an invitational show of paintings and photographs of dogs. Participating artists include Judy North, Lloyd Ziff, Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Tod & Jeannie Steele, Kelle Herrick, Kent Holloway, Peggy Knox, Susan Lehman and Barry LaVoie, and Ava Richey. Show runs through September.

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Now through August

Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR. 541-269-0194 http://www.blackmarketgourmet.com/

Features work of local artist and watercolor instructor Josie Reid.

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currently showing at Sage Place, 525 11th St SE, Bandon 541-329-0303

Works by Carolene Doss, Anne Sobbota, Kimberly Wurster, Donna Wright, Pat Snyder, dorthea tortilla, and Sherry Carpenter.

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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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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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Classes

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Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101, Port Orford (next to Paula's Bistro)

Sundays, 3-5 p.m.: Figure Drawing with Model, $25

Mondays, 5-7 p.m.: Seascape Painting, $20 per class.

For information: 541-332-8019 or 541-236-8077, or wilddoodle@earthlink.net

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Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

Contact for information on a variety of classes.

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Rose Palette, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. Landscapes in Oil, $20 per class.

Instructor Carol Turner. 541-396-5373

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Artist Loft Gallery, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. Call for Class Information

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Coquille Valley Art Association offers classes in art painting (all mediums), quilting, woodcarving, woodburning, pottery, and beading. 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille, OR 541-396-3294

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Schedule of Classes offered at Sage Place

go to: http://www.sagegallerybandon.com/

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Dateline Events:

Friday, August 26, 2011 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. then 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133 http://www.secondstreetgallery.net/

"Getting Your Feet Wet in Oils", instructor J.M Steele, $95 plus $15 reg. fee.

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Fridays starting August 26, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.

Wright's Frame Shop & Gallery, 810 Chetco Ave, Brookings, OR 541-469-7625 or saradee1@frontier.com

Art Class: Choose Drawing or Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastel).

Instructor Sara Broderick. 10 classes for $125

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*****Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. & Sun., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. August 27 & 28, 2011

Blackberry Arts Festival, Central Avenue, downtown Coos Bay, OR. 541-269-5312.

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*****Sunday, August 28, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.

Roaring Sea Arts Open House, Port Orford

Musicians, Poetry & Prose, Refreshments, pot-luck snacks.

Contact Donna at 541-332-4444 or Suzanne at 541-332-0540.

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*****Thursday, September 1, 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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Sat. & Sun., September 3 & 4, 2011

Port Orford: Arts, Wine & Seafood Festival. Art, Food & Wine. Don't miss it!

Eight Galleries: ArtWalk Saturday, 2-5 p.m., and Sunday, 2 - 5 p.m. Map available.

The Gallery Players will entertain with live Celtic music on Saturday 3 - 5 p.m. at Cook Gallery. Most galleries will offer refreshments and/or demonstrations, music.

Art, Wine & Seafood at the Community Center from 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Sat. & Sun., September 3 & 4, 2011

(Annual Labor Day Festival at Winchester Bay) Art by the Bay Festival 2011

Invites artists to sell their art while actively engaging in making their art. A small, free space will be provided under huge tents. They also provide a free lunch (sandwich, chips and beverage). Artists making one of a kind paintings, jewelry, photographs, pottery, stained glass, rustic furniture, metal art, glass blowing, etc. are welcome.

They will be looking for artwork for the 2012 Festival Poster, and will pay $100 for it, and will retain all rights to the painting.

So go make a weekend of it and maybe make some money too. Pre-register at least two weeks in advance with Phyllis Dever 541-297-6073 winchesterbayrentals@yahoo.com http://www.wbmerchants.com

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 5 - 8:00 p.m.

ArtWalk...various locations in North Bend, Coos Bay & Empire

Gallery by the Bay, 2100 Union, North Bend also open MWF 10 - 2 p.m.

ArtWalk (5 - 7 p.m.) features multimedia artist Robin Jenkins; Kenneth (Jaymi) Pembroke ; Duffy Stender, woodcarver; and Veneita Stender, jewelry art pieces.

Art, conversation, refreshments and music.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 5 - 8:00 p.m.

Pony Village Mall in the former Sam Goody store, North Bend.

Opening Reception for the "30 Artists Paint the 30 Coos County Parks Show".

Approximately 900 small original artworks depicting all of the county's parks.

Percentage of sales to benefit Coos Art Museum.

Appetizers & refreshments provided by Cone 9, music provided by harpist Johathan Fritz. Sculpture by Karin Richardson will also be on display.

Show Runs September 8 - October 8, 2011, Thursdays & Fridays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 - 6:00 p.m. Contact S.L. Donaldson at 541-404-9511 or

http://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Parks-by-30-Artists/122970557784258

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******Sat. & Sun., September 10 & 11, 2011

HarborTown Events Center, Old Town Bandon

Photography Exhibit and Competition.

Features seven professional photographers from around Oregon: Angela Cardas Meredith, Patricia Davidson, Wanda Sanders-Young, Troy Hofman, Sean Bagshaw and Laren & Jerri Lynn Woolley.

Also features entries from the general public, various ages and divisions.

http://thestudio411.com and on Facebook BandonCranberryFestival

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*****Saturday, September 10, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Eden Hall on SOCC campus. Bay Area Artists Association monthly meeting.

Featured guest is Lila Passerelli. She will demonstrate making encaustic greeting cards.

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*****Saturday, September 17, 2011 1 - 3:00 p.m.

Easy Lane Frames/ Select Gallery, 3440 Broadway, North Bend 541-756-7638

"All Mixed Up" show featuring mixed media pieces. Refreshments served, and demonstrations will be given.

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*****Friday, September 30 - November 11, 2011

BAAA Eden Hall Exhibit, located on SOCC Campus, Coos Bay, OR.

BAAA members will show paintings, collage, sculpture, jewelry, photography, wood carvings, pottery, etc. Call Sherry Howk, 541-269-9870 for more information.

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Saturday, October 8, 2001

Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay 541-267-3901

2011 Fall Fling Fundraiser. Benetti's will be catering a filet mignon/salmon dinner.

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Calls to Artists:

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****Photography Competition Deadline Thurs. Sept 8th, 5-8 p.m.

HarborTown Events Center, Old Town Bandon

Opent to the public, all ages and skill levels. Divisions are youth, young adult, adult beginner, adult intermediate, adult advanced, professional, and a special Bandon photo division. Up to 4 photos each person. Judging takes place Sept. 9th. Show open to the public on Cranberry weekend, Sept 10th & 11th. A peoples' choice award will be named on the last day of the exhibit. http://www.thestudio411.com or on Facebook - Bandon Cranberry Festival.

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Call to Artists for the Port Orford Art, Wine & Seafood Festival

Seeking artists to sell their arts & crafts in the Port Orford Community Center.

Also seeking food & wine vendors.

For information and to sign up please call Jim Billings at 541-366-1149

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Submission deadline changed to Sept. 5th or 6th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tues. & Wed., August 30 & 31, 2011 Submission Delivery Deadline

Easy Lane Frames & Select Gallery, 3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

Is calling for entries for their September/October show titled "All Mixed Up". You may submit up to 2 works (2-D or 3-D) each work consisting of at least two distinct art mediums. No size limit, no entry fee. Call for more information.

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Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest Deadline Sept. 15, 2011

Oregon Wild is seeking amateur and professional photographers work. Color images only, submit up to 5 images, entry fee is $5 per person.

Before submitting your images, please review the contest Rules & Submission Guidelines for complete contest details, including an explanation of the categories, as well as downloading an entry form on the website below. Oregon Wild, 5825 N. Greeley Ave, Portland Oregon 97217.

http://www.oregonwild.org/about/hikes_events/photo-contest

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 Submission Deadline

Coast Redwood Art Association, Crescent Harbor Art Gallery, Crescent City, CA

Open to all photographers. Cash awards. Show runs October 2 - 29th. For prospectus contact: 707-464-9133 lbeising@charter.net

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Delivery Deadline Wednesday, October 5, 2011

***Please contact Ava at 541-347-4643 or yarnfarm@harborside.com if you plan to participate, and say how many pieces you you plan to show. Thanks!

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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Friday, October 7, 2011 Submission deadline

Celebrate Arts 2011! Juried Show, Florence Events Center, Florence, OR

Up to four works of art per person at $10 each. Juror is Karin Clarke of Eugene.

http://www.eventcenter.org/celebrate-arts/

Show runs November 4 - 16, 2011

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October 31st sign up deadline

for the national sketchbook project...

http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject?utm_source=Art+House+Co-op+List&utm_campaign=958e8382b2-notefromstevenenmail&utm_medium=email

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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 Sept. 8th. 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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Celebrate Arts! 2011

Competition Goes Digital This Year

Register Now for September Digital Workshops

The Friends of the Florence Events Center are proud to present our annual juried art show, “Celebrate Arts! 2011.” We are excited to bring a juried art show to the community once a year for the many benefits it provides the gallery, the artists and the gallery audience.

Celebrate Arts! will celebrate FEC’s 15th year in 2011 by having all art work submitted to the competition in digital form. For complete show information and instructions for submitting your art, click here: http://www.eventcenter.org/celebrate-arts/

To help artists prepare for the digital submission process, workshops will be held at FEC on September 11 and 12. Workshop registration runs through August 26. Space is limited so please register early. Click here to download the online registration form. Registration forms are also available at the Florence Events Center, Digital Dunes Photography, and the Siuslaw Library. Cost is $25.

The workshop session is two hours long. Scheduled times are 9 - 11 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 - 4 p.m., and 4 - 6 p.m. on both days.

The workshops will provide details of how to take and upload digital images. Local photographers Curt Peters, Rob Welles, and Stephanie Ames will photograph art, burn it to a CD and teach workshop participants how to upload it.

Work to be photographed must be for entry in Celebrate Arts! 2011 and is limited to four pieces. All work should be unframed.

In addition to photographing art work for the 2011 show, there will be a workshop on how to photograph artwork for future shows and exhibits. This workshop will focus on how to use a “point and shoot” camera to get the best possible results. Attendees must bring their camera and user’s manual.

For more information about the workshops and this year's Celebrate Arts competition, call 541.997.1994. www.eventcenter.org/celebrate.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Susan Lehman's "Telling A Story With Collage"

There are a few places left in Susan Lehman's collage class on Friday, August 19th from 10-4 pm at Second Street Gallery.

If you have always been interested in collage, this is a great class for learning the basics; if you are experienced in collage, Susan has some great tips for composition and techniques you can add to your repertoire. Her classes are always different so if you have taken this class before, you can be sure there are new ideas that will be explored!

Susan will be sharing image transfer techniques that just might be what you need to make your family photos part of a narrative collage!

Acrylic paints and mediums will be used for layering with exotic paper and glazes; you will be working on at least three small collages throughout the day. We will break for lunch to let some things dry. You are welcome to try out some of the local restaurants or you can bring your lunch. There will be coffee and hot water for tea.

Everything is provided in the class fee of $55; come dressed for mess and a fun day full of art play! Susan has handouts of her instructions and suggestions for material resources.

Susan Lehman has been teaching professionally since the 70's and collage particularly for the past ten years. It is her medium of choice and she is constantly developing new approaches.

You can contact Second Street Gallery to pre-register at 541-347-4133 or if you have questions about the class, you can email Susan at studioblue@mycomspan.com

“Art As Improvisation”

Sage Place announces a special workshop, “Art As

Improvisation,” taught by California artist, Sas Colby,

on September 30 & October 1st in Bandon, OR. Sas Colby is a

master teacher with forty years of experience exhibiting

and teaching art.


“Art As Improvisation,” a fast paced workshop, will lead

participants through a variety of exercises designed to

jumpstart the creative process. Colby believes it’s

necessary to get the mind out of the way to allow the

artist’s true potential to flourish, so for the first 3

hours her students are immersed in a dizzying world of

materials and directions that lay the groundwork for

exciting art making. On the second day of the workshop

participants will be guided in creating individual works

based on the techniques and concepts presented the day

before. These could take the form of artists books, or

drawings or paintings.


While the techniques taught include drawing, painting, and

sculptural concepts, the emphasis is on getting to the

essence of the art making impulse. Colby also teaches

participants how to talk about their art intelligently,

introducing critical criteria to elevate and encourage

dialog.


Sage Place director, Anne Sobbota, says this is a rare

opportunity for local artists to work with Sas, whose

workshops usually take place in exotic locales such as

Mallorca, Spain; France; and Taos, New Mexico. Her

workshops are highly valued as breakthrough experiences by

their participants. For more information on the art of Sas

Colby, go to http://www.sascolby.com



For information on the workshop, “Art As Improvisation,”

contact Sage Place at: (541)329-0303 or

sageplace525@gmail.com.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Hi Everyone,

This coming Monday, August 15th, will be the last of the 'paint the county parks' sessions. We will go to Doris Place Boat Ramp first, then R. Higgins Park, then a drive through photoshoot of Nesika Park, then to Myrtle Tree Boat Ramp for photos.

Let's plan to meet up at the Coach House Restaurant parking lot at 11:30 a.m, in Eastside. From there we can caravan to the parks.

If you would like to carpool/caravan from Bandon, please meet me at the north end of Ray's parking lot (by Bree's). We will leave there at 11 a.m. If you plan to carpool/caravan please let me know so we don't leave you.

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.

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.

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 August Sale: 15% off all paint brushes at Bandon Artist Supply 541-347-4482. Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. except closed Sun. & Mon.

*****For Sale: Glad Star glass grinder, light table, glass cutters, and lots of glass in every color of the rainbow, and project samples--- Only $400. Call 541-396-5287

Must have own containers for all the glass.

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Current Shows:

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****Currently Featured

Whistling Gallery, 87456 Whistling Dr. in Laurel Grove, south of Bandon. 541-404-7336 or whistlinggallery@gmail.com

Brian Vorwaller, award winning Chainsaw Artist, will be working outside at the Gallery most weekdays, and every weekend.

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Now through August 31st

South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Rd, Charleston. 541-888-5558.

Art show features Cheryl Gagnon's retrospective of her time in Oregon.

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Now through August 31st

"Linda Mecum and Friends" shows currently in the hallway gallery at Bandon Public Library. Includes works by Linda Mecum, Joan Madden, Arlene Tinsley, Ava Richey and Susan Lehman. For inquiries about purchases contact Susan Lehman studioblue@mycomspan.com

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Now through September 4th

"Mysteries and Magic in Watercolor featuring Donna Wright and Her Students" showing at Sage Gallery, upstairs in the Old Coast Guard building.

Reception will be Saturday, Aug. 13th, 2 - 5 p.m. Donna will be demonstrating her unique "Poured Watercolor" technique from 12 - 1:00 p.m. on Sat. the 13th.

Gallery hours: Thursdays 2 - 6 p.m.; Fridays 4 - 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays 2 - 6:00 p.m.; Sundays 12 - 4:00 p.m.

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Now through October 1, 2011

18th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit features maritime artist Don McMichael showing in the Perkins Gallery. Other shows: "Frames Around Oregon Acriculture" in the Uno E. Richter Atrium; and "Inspirations of the Coast" in the Mable Hansen Gallery.

Shows runs July 30th through October 1, 2011. http://www.coosart.org

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Now through October

"20th Anniversary Celebration Show" features works by Georganne White, Carol Waxham, Barry LaVoie, Wood Sabold, Victoria Tierney, Susan Lehman and Ava Richey and others.

Gallery is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays.

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Through August

Coos Bay Library features Monte Rogers' "Painted Ladies", paintings of the wonderful women who have been his models over the years. Steve Laird's driftwood art on display in the lobby.

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Now through September 17th

Billy Smoothboars Restaurant, Hwy 101 & Seabird, Bandon

"Dunes of the Pacific Northwest"

For information contact Vickie Eichelberger whistlinggallery@gmail.com

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Now through September

Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon

"Sit/ Stay. Roll Over.", an invitational show of paintings and photographs of dogs. Participating artists include Judy North, Lloyd Ziff, Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Tod & Jeannie Steele, Kelle Herrick, Kent Holloway, Peggy Knox, Susan Lehman and Barry LaVoie, and Ava Richey. Show runs through September.

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Now through August

Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR. 541-269-0194 http://www.blackmarketgourmet.com

Features work of local artist and watercolor instructor Josie Reed.

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currently showing at Sage Place, 525 11th St SE, Bandon 541-329-0303

Works by Carolene Doss, Anne Sobbota, Kimberly Wurster, Donna Wright, Pat Snyder, dorthea tortilla, and Sherry Carpenter.

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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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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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Classes

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Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101, Port Orford (next to Paula's Bistro)

Sundays, 3-5 p.m.: Figure Drawing with Model, $25
Mondays, 5-7 p.m.: Seascape Painting, $20 per class.

For information: 541-332-8019 or 541-236-8077, or wilddoodle@earthlink.net

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Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

Contact for information on a variety of classes.

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Rose Palette, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. Landscapes in Oil, $20 per class.

Instructor Carol Turner. 541-396-5373

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Artist Loft Gallery, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. Call for Class Information

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Deadline Extended: Need 5 more registrations to make the class a go!

August 3, 2011 deadline to register for Sas Colby "Art as Improvisation" class at Sage Gallery. 541-329-0303 http://www.sascolby.com/

September 30 and October 1, 2011, 10 am to 4 pm

$190 + $10 materials fee, includes lunch

$50 non-refundable registration fee to hold your space.

Balance of non-refundable fee due by September 3rd

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Coquille Valley Art Association offers classes in art painting (all mediums), quilting, woodcarving, woodburning, pottery, and beading. 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille, OR 541-396-3294

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Schedule of Classes offered at Second Street Gallery, Old Town Bandon

Accepting registration now for classes in August on photography, watercolor, colored pencil, felting, leatherwork, basketry, Navajo tapestry weaving, oil painting and collage.

Apply in person at 210 Second Street, or visit http://www.secondstreetgallery.net

For more information call 541-347-4133.

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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 & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, 210 Second St. Old Town Bandon 541-347-4133

"Meet & Greet the Artists" features Jan Payne. Come and meet this talented glass artist. http://www.secondstreetgallery.net

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Friday, August 12, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133

"Small Animal Felting Class" features three-dimensional (dry) needle felting...tips, tricks and techniques to make your own mini-menagerie of pets, wild animals or small people, ornaments, etc. $48 plus $15 materials fee, plus reg. fee.

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****Saturday, August 13, 2011 2 - 5:00 p.m.

Sage Gallery, 390 1st St. SW Ste 2, Old Town Bandon (upstairs in the Port of Bandon Bldg). Opening Reception for Donna Wright and students show "Mysteries and Magic in Watercolor".

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Saturday, August 13, 2011 4 - 7:00 p.m.

Second Saturday Art Walk, Downtown Brookings. Many locations around town participating! http://www.wildriverscoastart.com/

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*****Saturday, August 13, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Signatures Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave, Brookings, OR 541-469-1085

signatures@frontier.com website http://www.signaturesgallery.com/

During Second Saturday Art Walk Signatures is featuring the driftwood assemblage art of Thomas Sheets. At 5:00 p.m. Sheets will give a special presentation on "The Art of Driftwood Assemblage".

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Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 2001 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Brookings: Renaissance by the Sea Farmers & Artisans Market with vendors, food, music and jousting! Port of Brookings Harbor Boardwalk. Plein Air Painters' Quickdraw. Come in costume if you like! 541-469-9522

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Saturday, August 13, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Bay Area Artists Assn. (BAAA) monthly meeting at Eden Hall on SOCC campus, Coos Bay. Meet at 11:00 a.m. then Jean Adamson will lead people on a plein air painting session. Map to be handed out at Eden Hall. Contact Jean at 541-294-3403.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011 10:30 a.m.

Rosie's Art Carnival, Florence, OR reallyrosie@oregonfast.net

Everyone welcome to bring your Artists Trading Cards to exchange at the ATC trade event.

Join in the fun.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011 3 - 5:00 p.m.

Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence, OR 541-997-8980 http://www.backstreetgallery.org/

Opening Reception featuring artwork by Susan Weathers.

Complimentary refreshments provided.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

Bandon Public Library, Sprague Room (presented by Sage Place).

Geneva Miller writing workshop "Professional Writing for Artists"-- ARTIST STATEMENT.

A 1-day intensive session: Explore the compositional elements and symbolism in your work to communicate your personal interaction with art and the impact your work has on the public. For more information contact Sage Place 541-329-0303

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*****Thursday, August 18, 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, August 19, 2011 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. then 1:30 - 4 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133

"Telling a Story with Collage" class instructor Susan Lehman $55 includes all materials, plus $15 reg. fee.

Students learn to build layers of delicate papers and painted glazes. Simple image transfer methods are taught using household supplies. Everything for finishing 3 collages is provided, which are suitable for both beginning & advanced collage artists. Dress for mess!

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

A selection of paintings from the collection of the late M. Patricia Williams will be displayed for sale at her residence at 576 Donnelly Avenue, Coos Bay, (corner of 6th & Donnelly, one block south of Coos Bay Public Library).

Included in the collection are works by local artists Gan Martin, Nan Forsbert-Hammons and Jerry Baron. If you have questions contact Cory Smith at 541-267-4992.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Brookings: Coastal Garden & Art Tour. Visit six lovely gardens with local artists working on-site. http://www.wildriverscoastart.com/

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****Tuesday - Thurs., August 16 - 18, 2011 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2 -4 p.m.

Second Street Gallery 541-347-4133 Instructors Richard Rahmlow and Jane Hardgrove

Spend the first day exploring camera handling, then photo outdoors capturing scenes for future paintings. Second day do a series of exercises to use and then break free of the photos for painting purposes. The third day apply new skills to paint from photos taken on day one. Designed for students with basic watercolor skills.

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****Sat. & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, 541-347-4133

"Utilizing Watercolor to Capture the Bandon Coastline" workshop instructor Jane Hardgrove. Visualizing, sketching and painting, focuses on composition for the landscape painter. Materials list available.

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*****Monday - Thurs., August 22 - 25, 2011 9 a.m. - 12, plus 2 field trips

Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133

"Digital Photography Workshop", designed for beginning to intermediate level photo enthusiasts. Instructor Richard Rahmlow

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******Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.

Second Street Gallery 541-347-4133

"Learning the Art of Basketry" Instructor Barbara Jo Warner Ferguson. In this class learn to make the frame or skeleton and weave an 8" round melon basket.

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******Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1 - 4 p.m.

Second Street Gallery 541-347-4133 Barbara Jo Warner Ferguson

"Taking Basketry to the Next Level" Make the frame and weave a 5"x 9" oval basket.

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*****Thursday, August 25, 2011 1 - 4 p.m.

Second Street Gallery 541-347-4133

"Experimenting with Freeform Basketry" Weave a simple container, or let your imagination run wild. A variety of fibers and embellishments will be available. You can incorporate seaweed and shells, etc that you find on the beach.

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Friday, August 26, 2011 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. then 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133 http://www.secondstreetgallery.net

"Getting Your Feet Wet in Oils", instructor J.M Steele, $95 plus $15 reg. fee.

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Fridays starting August 26, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.

Wright's Frame Shop & Gallery, 810 Chetco Ave, Brookings, OR 541-469-7625 or saradee1@frontier.com

Art Class: Choose Drawing or Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastel).

Instructor Sara Broderick. 10 classes for $125

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Sat. & Sun., September 3 & 4, 2011

(Annual Labor Day Festival at Winchester Bay) Art by the Bay Festival 2011

Invites artists to sell their art while actively engaging in making their art. A small, free space will be provided under huge tents. They also provide a free lunch (sandwich, chips and beverage). Artists making one of a kind paintings, jewelry, photographs, pottery, stained glass, rustic furniture, metal art, glass blowing, etc. are welcome.

They will be looking for artwork for the 2012 Festival Poster, and will pay $100 for it, and will retain all rights to the painting.

So go make a weekend of it and maybe make some money too. Pre-register at least two weeks in advance with Phyllis Dever 541-297-6073 winchesterbayrentals@yahoo.com http://www.wbmerchants.com/

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*****Thursday, September 8, 2011 5 - 8:00 p.m.

Pony Village Mall in the former Sam Goody store, North Bend.

Opening Reception for the "30 Artists Paint the 30 Coos County Parks Show".

Approximately 900 small original artworks depicting all of the county's parks.

Appetizers & refreshments provided by Cone 9, music provided by harpist Johathan Fritz. Sculpture by Karin Richardson will also be on display.

This will be held in conjunction with ArtWalk, with several venues in Coos Bay, North Bend and Empire..

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Calls to Artists:

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August 22, 2011 Submission Deadline

Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403

"Dia de los Muertos Exhibit" calling for 2-d and 3- dimensional work related to the theme of the Mexican Day of the Dead. $10 submission. http://www.mkartcenter.org or 541-345-1571

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Tues. & Wed., August 30 & 31, 2011 Submission Delivery Deadline

Easy Lane Frames & Select Gallery, 3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

Is calling for entries for their September/October show titled "All Mixed Up". You may submit up to 2 works (2-D or 3-D) each work consisting of at least two distinct art mediums. No size limit, no entry fee. Call for more information.

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Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest Deadline Sept. 15, 2011

Oregon Wild is eeking amateur and professional photographers work. Color images only, submit up to 5 images, entry fee is $5 per person.

Before submitting your images, please review the contest Rules & Submission Guidelines for complete contest details, including an explanation of the categories, as well as downloading an entry form on the website below. Oregon Wild, 5825 N. Greeley Ave, Portland Oregon 97217.

http://www.oregonwild.org/about/hikes_events/photo-contest

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 Submission Deadline

Coast Redwood Art Association, Crescent Harbor Art Gallery, Crescent City, CA

Open to all photographers. Cash awards. Show runs October 2 - 29th. For prospectus contact: 707-464-9133 lbeising@charter.net

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Delivery Deadline Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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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Friday, October 7, 2011 Submission deadline

Celebrate Arts 2011! Juried Show, Florence Events Center, Florence, OR

Up to four works of art per person at $10 each. Juror is Karin Clarke of Eugene.

http://www.eventcenter.org/celebrate-arts/

Show runs November 4 - 16, 2011

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October 31st sign up deadline

for the national sketchbook project...

http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject?utm_source=Art+House+Co-op+List&utm_campaign=958e8382b2-notefromstevenenmail&utm_medium=email

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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 Sept. 8th. 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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Celebrate Arts! 2011

Competition Goes Digital This Year

Register Now for September Digital Workshops

The Friends of the Florence Events Center are proud to present our annual juried art show, “Celebrate Arts! 2011.” We are excited to bring a juried art show to the community once a year for the many benefits it provides the gallery, the artists and the gallery audience.

Celebrate Arts! will celebrate FEC’s 15th year in 2011 by having all art work submitted to the competition in digital form. For complete show information and instructions for submitting your art, click here: http://www.eventcenter.org/celebrate-arts/

To help artists prepare for the digital submission process, workshops will be held at FEC on September 11 and 12. Workshop registration runs through August 26. Space is limited so please register early. Click here to download the online registration form. Registration forms are also available at the Florence Events Center, Digital Dunes Photography, and the Siuslaw Library. Cost is $25.

The workshop session is two hours long. Scheduled times are 9 - 11 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 - 4 p.m., and 4 - 6 p.m. on both days.

The workshops will provide details of how to take and upload digital images. Local photographers Curt Peters, Rob Welles, and Stephanie Ames will photograph art, burn it to a CD and teach workshop participants how to upload it.

Work to be photographed must be for entry in Celebrate Arts! 2011 and is limited to four pieces. All work should be unframed.

In addition to photographing art work for the 2011 show, there will be a workshop on how to photograph artwork for future shows and exhibits. This workshop will focus on how to use a “point and shoot” camera to get the best possible results. Attendees must bring their camera and user’s manual.

For more information about the workshops and this year's Celebrate Arts competition, call 541.997.1994. www.eventcenter.org/celebrate.html

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Update, News and Stuff

I have nothing against painters, sculptors, potters or weavers, I just happen to be a photographer and being one I subscribe to the usual glossy, add-filled magazines, no Virginia I don't just look at the glossy, semi-nekkid girls I read the articles. And in this month's Shutterbug I found several which apply to photographer, painter, sculptor and carver alike. Fortunately you don't have to subscribe to the magazine because they have a wonderful website where for absolutely nothing at all you can read the good stuff and take away the parts which apply to your discipline and ignore the parts which do not.

And for starters, I found this item about Copyrights complete with model release.

http://www.shutterbug.com/

The full article can be read at this link if you want more than a passing glance at the Copyright thingy.

http://www.shutterbug.com/content/copyrights-privacy-rights-update-vital-issue

Now if you burn with an unrequited yearning for more information on Copyrights, take this link to the ASMP, American Society of Media Photographers where you will find a bullet-proof model release and a simplified model release and you will be armed with enough legal firepower to survive the French Revolution!

http://asmp.org/tutorials/simplified-model-release.html

The full-flavored model release is at this link...

http://asmp.org/tutorials/adults-model-release.html

And while you are there take a look at the articles on working with light in portraiture.

http://www.shutterbug.com/category/portraiture

You may not use all, you may not use any. but it never hurts to have a refresher on where the heck the light is coming from and what are you going to do about it and what color is the stuff anyway. Take a look and see if you've forgotten any of this since the dim, long forgotten days in art school when you had to study light to shade that damned ball so that it look round.

Good resources are hard to come by and I have read a bunch of slick magazine articles over the years. This one has the goods and you won't be hurt by reading any of them, Who knows, you might get so much out of it you bookmark the site. You might even wind up subscribing to the magazine, but don't say I didn't warn ya.

S, L, Donaldson News

"Of A Colorful Nature" Art Exhibit: Paintings by S L Donaldson will be

on display at the Bandon Public Library during the month of September.



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The Opening Reception for the "30 Parks by 30 Artists" Exhibit will

take place on Thursday, September 8th from 5 to 8 pm in the former Sam

Goody store located across from Claire's in the Pony Village Mall.

This event takes place the same timeframe as the Coos Bay-North Bend

Art Walk, so come for an evening full of fun and art.


The "30 parks by 30 Artists" Project is funded by a grant from the

Coos County Cultural Coalition. Artists were given the challenge to

create artwork based on thirty of the Coos County Parks over the

course of the summer months. Participating artists were provided the

same size and quality of paper, which was used to create a visual

documentary of the Coos County Parks unique in its artistic

interpretation and execution.

Please join us in celebrating the efforts of these amazing and

adventurous artists. Appetizers and refreshments provided by Cone 9.

Music provided by harpist Jonathan Fritz. Sculpture by artist Karin

Richardson will also be on display.


Exhibit dates are Sept. 8th - Oct. 8th, 2011 (Thurs. & Fri. 9am - 2pm

and Sat. 1pm - 6pm). For additional information about this project,

please visit

https://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Parks-by-30-Artists/122970557784258

or contact the project coordinator S L Donaldson at (541) 404-9511.



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

“Art As Improvisation,”

Sage Place announces a special workshop, “Art As Improvisation,” taught by California artist, Sas Colby, on September 30 & October 1st (from 10-4 each day) in Bandon, OR. Sas Colby is a master teacher with forty years of experience exhibiting and teaching art.
“Art As Improvisation,” a fast paced workshop, will lead participants through a variety of exercises designed to jumpstart the creative process. Colby believes it’s necessary to get the mind out of the way to allow the artist’s true potential to flourish, so for the first 3 hours her students are immersed in a dizzying world of materials and directions that lay the groundwork for exciting art making. On the second day of the workshop participants will be guided in creating individual works based on the techniques and concepts presented the day before. These could take the form of artists books, or drawings or paintings.

While the techniques taught include drawing, painting, and sculptural concepts, the emphasis is on getting to the essence of the art making impulse. Colby also teaches participants how to talk about their art intelligently, introducing critical criteria to elevate and encourage dialog.

Sage Place director, Anne Sobbota, says this is a rare opportunity for local artists to work with Sas, whose workshops usually take place in exotic locales such as Mallorca, Spain; France; and Taos, New Mexico. Her workshops are highly valued as breakthrough experiences by their participants. For more information on the art of Sas Colby, go to www.sascolby.comFor information on the workshop, “Art As Improvisation,” contact Sage Place at: (541)329-0303 or sageplace525@gmail.com.

It cost $190 for the two day workshop plus a $10 materials fee; the deadline for registration is August 20th. A $50 deposit will hold your spot! An informal lunch will be provided.

Third Annual Figurative Drawing & Painting Exhibition

 (Posted: 7/22/11) -- Lore Degenstein Gallery in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania announces a call to artists for a juried visual art competition and exhibition, October 29 - December 9, 2011. $4000 in awards. Juror: Cindy Stockton Moore. Open to two-dimensional figurative artists, working in painting, drawing or print-making, who are over the age of 18 and reside in the United States. Deadline: September 1, 2011. $25 entry fee. Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: Susquehanna University, 514 University Ave., Selinsgrove PA 17870. Questions? Please contact Dan Olivetti at gallery@susqu.edu or call 570.372.4059. 

TZIPAC International Fine Art Nude Photographer of the Year


TZIPAC is launching is first juried online competition, The Eros Award, celebrating the world's finest art nude photography. Open to all artists aged 18 and over, from photographers, to painters and digital artists. The grand winner will receive $2000US as well as The Eros Award trophy, and the title of the TZIPAC 2011 International Fine Art Nude Photographer of the Year. There are five categories, and two divisions for professionals and non professionals. First round screening fee is only $1US per image. Visit our website for the full details. Deadline: August 31, 2011. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Send an email to mailto:info@tzipac.com?subject=TZIPAC call for entries listed on Artshow.com

"A Show of Heads"

Call for entries (Posted: 6/23/11) -- SlowArt Productions announces a call to artists for an exhibition to be held November 3-27, 2011 at the Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. $2600 in publication awards. Juror: Limner Gallery Director. Open to all artists working in any media. Deadline: August 31, 2011. $35 entry fee. Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: SlowArt, 123 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534. Questions? Please contact Tim Slowinski at slowart@aol.com or call 518-828-2343.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sas Colby Event at Sage


Good Morning! Here are three photos from Sas Colby about her own work (more can be seen at www.sascolby.com). She teaches workshops all over the world! Sharon Jensen, a friend of Sas' and Anne Sobbota at SAGE Place are working together to bring Sas here to Bandon.

We need five more people for her class "Art as Improvisation" at SAGE to be a "go"...

The class is on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 from 10-4 each day (lunch is included);

the deadline has been extended, but Anne at SAGE needs to know soon!

Cost is $190 plus $10 materials fee ($50 deposit will hold your spot); register at SAGE Place, Bandon, 541-329-0303


Monday, August 8, 2011

IT’S TIME FOR ART

Second Street Gallery continues its August art program

“It’s Time for Art” by focusing on the arts through

demonstrations, exhibits and workshops.



The “Meet & Greet the Artist” program continues

featuring Jan Payne, local stained glass artist this weekend

on Saturday and Sunday. Jan has had her work displayed at

the gallery this year and will demonstrate her techniques

while answering questions about the glass she uses and how

she designs her artwork.



Mike Ousley has a show of his most recent work which

continues for the entire month. Mike takes the creative

process to new highs by breaking out of established patterns

to present art in a new light. His bold use of color is

truly eye-catching. This is demonstrated by one of his

favorite quotes from Degas, “Art is really a battle”.



Workshops in digital photography, color pencil drawing,

weaving, felting, watercolor, oil painting and collage are

also running during the month of August. They feature Oregon

artists Richard Rahmlow, Gay Holland, Yvonne Ousley &

Barbara Ferguson, Sandra McDonald, Jane Hardgrove, J M

Steele and Susan Lehman.



The gallery is located at 210 Second Street in old town

Bandon and is open daily from 10 AM until 5PM. For

additional information and schedules you can call the

gallery at 541-347-4133 or visit their website at

http://www.secondstreetgallery.net./



Richard Rahmlow

Executive Director

Second Street Gallery

secondstreetgallery.net

541.347.4133

Sunday, August 7, 2011

"Mysteries and Magic" artists' reception

  Local Watercolor Artist Donna Wright will be making a splash at SAGE Gallery, in Bandon, this month.  Donna's innovative and experimental technique of "pouring on the color" is the highlight of the August exhibit, "Mysteries and Magic in Watercolor:  Featuring the work of Donna Wright and Her Students." 

Perfecting this unique and creative approach to watercolor painting has been the focus of Donna's 40 year career as an artist and teacher.  With many awards, collected works, and publications to her name, Donna Wright will soon add featured "Alternative Process artist in North Light Books', Splash #13", to her list of accomplishments.

Vibrant, inspiring, and intriguing, these one-of-a kind works by Donna and her students consist of "pouring" watercolor pigments onto the paper, then manipulating the colors to create a background.  Once the "pour" is complete, the imagination of the artist is called upon to visualize and bring to life the innate subject matter that magically appears in the works.  After 20 years of teaching at the college level, in both California and at SOCC, North Bend, Donna has inspired hundreds of artists to view the world of watercolor painting with fresh eyes.  Students exhibiting work alongside Donna are:   Toni Ann Brend, Linda Robertson, Jean Boynton, Patricia Soltys, Denise Hunter, Erika Fare, Vanessa Jorgensen, Joy Bradford, Jean Kyle,  and Bonnie Hutton. 

The Public is invited to SAGE Gallery for a demonstration of Donna Wright's unique process beginning at 12 pm on Saturday, August 13th; following the demo is an artists' reception from 2-5pm, to which the public is also invited. In addition to the "Mysteries and Magic" exhibit, SAGE is also delighted to feature photographic works by Bandon artists, Susan and Steve Dimock, and the continued presentation of Etch Art, by Oregon City artist Jeannie Hemming.  All work is on exhibit at SAGE Gallery, 390 First St. SW, Bandon, through Sept. 4th.  Gallery hours for this exhbit are:  Thursdays, 2-6 pm, Fridays, 4-8pm, Saturdays, 2-6 pm, and Sundays, 12-4 pm.  Additional works by Donna Wright may also be viewed at Sage Place on 11th St in Bandon.  Call (541) 329-0303 for information.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Opening Reception of the "30 Parks by 30 Artists" Art Exhibit:

•When: Thursday, September 8th from 5-8pm
•Where: Pony Village Mall (former Sam Goody store across from Claire's)

The event will coincide with the Art Walk that takes place the second Thursday of every month. The exhibit will run from Sept.8th to Oct.8th, perhaps longer.

There will be goodies to nibble on, beverages to imbibe, and hopefully music to enjoy (anyone know of an acoustic/classical guitarist willing to regale the crowd????).

Hope you've been having lots of fun visiting the parks and sharing time with friends, family, and fellow artists!

Stephanie

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Hi Everyone,

This coming Monday, August 8th, plein air painters will be meeting at the County Boat Ramp in Lakeside at Noon. After painting there, on the way home we will go to Saunders Lake (Jack Ripper County Park), then a quick stop at Riley Ranch for photos.

Bring your lunch and beverages if you like.

There are bathrooms at this boat ramp.

If you would like to carpool/caravan from Bandon, please meet me at the north end of Ray's parking lot (by Bree's). We will leave there at 11 a.m. If you plan to carpool/caravan please let me know so we don't leave you.

My phone is 541-347-4643 or cell is 541-297-6118.

Ava

p.s. Umpqua Valley Arts Assn. has posted pictures of the winning paintings from the First Annual Plein Air Painting Competition held in July, along with some pictures and other items at the following link: http://uvarts.com/uvaa-current-events/umpqua-plein-air/

I recommend all those interested in plein air painting to attend the event next year. It was fun, and great to see all those paintings produced in one day, hanging altogether.

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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.

 August Sale: 15% off all paint brushes at Bandon Artist Supply 541-347-4482. Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. except closed Sun. & Mon.

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Current Shows:
******Now through August 31st

"Linda Mecum and Friends" shows currently in the hallway gallery at Bandon Public Library. Includes works by Linda Mecum, Joan Madden, Arlene Tinsley, Ava Richey and Susan Lehman. For inquiries about purchases contact Susan Lehman studioblue@mycomspan.com

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******Now through September 4th

"Mysteries and Magic in Watercolor featuring Donna Wright and Her Students" showing at Sage Gallery, upstairs in the Old Coast Guard building.

Reception will be Saturday, Aug. 13th, 2 - 5 p.m. Donna will be demonstrating her unique "Poured Watercolor" technique from 12 - 1:00 p.m. on Sat. the 13th.

Gallery hours: Thursdays 2 - 6 p.m.; Fridays 4 - 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays 2 - 6:00 p.m.; Sundays 12 - 4:00 p.m.

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****Now through October 1, 2011

18th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit features maritime artist Don McMichael showing in the Perkins Gallery. Other shows: "Frames Around Oregon Acriculture" in the Uno E. Richter Atrium; and "Inspirations of the Coast" in the Mable Hansen Gallery.

Shows runs July 30th through October 1, 2011. http://www.coosart.org/

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*****Now through October

"20th Anniversary Celebration Show" features works by Georganne White, Carol Waxham, Barry LaVoie, Wood Sabold, Victoria Tierney, Susan Lehman and Ava Richey and others.

Gallery is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays.

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Now through August 6th

Clayton Redwood showing paintings at Pony Village Mall in the windows by Joanne's Fabric.

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Through August

Coos Bay Library features Monte Rogers' "Painted Ladies", paintings of the wonderful women who have been his models over the years. Steve Laird's driftwood art on display in the lobby.

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Now through September 17th

Billy Smoothboars Restaurant, Hwy 101 & Seabird, Bandon

"Dunes of the Pacific Northwest"

For information contact Vickie Eichelberger whistlinggallery@gmail.com

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Now through September

Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon

"Sit/ Stay. Roll Over.", an invitational show of paintings and photographs of dogs. Participating artists include Judy North, Lloyd Ziff, Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Tod & Jeannie Steele, Kelle Herrick, Kent Holloway, Peggy Knox, Susan Lehman and Barry LaVoie, and Ava Richey. Show runs through September.

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Now through August

Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR. 541-269-0194 http://www.blackmarketgourmet.com/

Features work of local artist and watercolor instructor Josie Reed.

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currently showing at Sage Place, 525 11th St SE, Bandon 541-329-0303

Works by Carolene Doss, Anne Sobbota, Kimberly Wurster, Donna Wright, Pat Snyder, dorthea tortilla, and Sherry Carpenter.

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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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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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Classes

Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101, Port Orford (next to Paula's Bistro)

For information: 541-332-8019 or 541-236-8077, or wilddoodle@earthlink.net

(See August 7th & 9th below for more information)

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Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

Contact for information on a variety of classes.

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Rose Palette, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. Landscapes in Oil, $20 per class.

Instructor Carol Turner. 541-396-5373

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Artist Loft Gallery, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. Call for Class Information

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Deadline Extended: Need 5 more registrations to make the class a go!

August 3, 2011 deadline to register for Sas Colby "Art as Improvisation" class at Sage Gallery. 541-329-0303 http://www.sascolby.com/

September 30 and October 1, 2011, 10 am to 4 pm

$190 + $10 materials fee, includes lunch

$50 non-refundable registration fee to hold your space.

Balance of non-refundable fee due by September 3rd

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Coquille Valley Art Association offers classes in art painting (all mediums), quilting, woodcarving, woodburning, pottery, and beading. 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille, OR 541-396-3294

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Schedule of Classes offered at Second Street Gallery, Old Town Bandon

Accepting registration now for classes in August on photography, watercolor, colored pencil, felting, leatherwork, basketry, Navajo tapestry weaving, oil painting and collage.

Apply in person at 210 Second Street, or visit http://www.secondstreetgallery.net/

For more information call 541-347-4133.

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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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Friday, August 5, 2011 5 - 7 p.m.

The Wine Walk starts at Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay.

Cost is $10 to participate and proceeds benefit the Museum. CAM will be open that evening with no admition. The event will include an informal reception for the OSU and CAM exhibitions. Also, upstairs in the Clare Wehrle Community Gallery, a selection of photographs by Carol Knapp depicting maritime themes will be on view and for sale (donated by Carol Knapp to benefit the Museum). http://www.coosart.org/ 541-257-3901

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******Saturday, August 6, 2011 1 - 3:00 p.m.

South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Rd, Charleston. 541-888-5558.

Art show opening features Cheryl Gagnon's retrospective of her time in Oregon.

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******Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, 210 Second St. Old Town Bandon 541-347-4133

"Meet & Greet the Artists" features Eva Subias. Stop by to meet Eva and see her beautiful, handmade hats, scarves and other hand knitted creations.

http://www.secondstreetgallery.net/

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******Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2011 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WindFest on the Boardwalk, Bandon Waterfront. Local artisans and cottage industries will have booths and lots of fun going on. Free admission. 541-347-3206 Bandon Port.

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*****Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2011 7:30 p.m.

Theatre 101, Port Orford... Story teller William Hornyak will perform "The FIrst Irishman", a rollicking tale designed especially for adult audiences. Admission $5.00 suggested donation.

He will perform"World Voices, World Wisdom" at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, for kids of all ages. This show is free. Sponsored by Port Orford & Langlois Libraries and Theatre 101.

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*****Sundays starting August 7, 2011 3 - 5:00 p.m.

Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101, Port Orford (next to Paula's Bistro).

Figure Drawing Class (live model) $25 per person, per class; includes model fee.

Instructor is Darren Evans. For information: 541-332-8019 or 541-236-8077, or wilddoodle@earthlink.net

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******Monday, August 8, 2011 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. then 1 - 3 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133

Introduction to Navajo Tapestry Weaving, Instructor Yvonne Ramirez Ousley.

Students will be introduced to basic principles of a Navajo loom and a Navajo warp. On a prepared warp students will learn three basic weave patterns: stripes, interlock, and crystal. Students will learn to use battens and forks with wool. Tuition $85 plus materials fee of $20, plus reg. fee.

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*****Tuesday, August 9, 2011 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. then 1 - 3 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133

Intermediate Navajo Tapestry Weaving with Yvonne Ramirez Ousley

Designed as an extension to previous intro class. Student will produce another sampler which cover coalmine, diagonals, and the squash blossom weaves.

$85 plus $20 materials fee.

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******Tuesdays starting August 9, 2011 5 - 7:00 p.m.

Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101, Port Orford (next to Paula's Bistro_

Seascape Painting, beginning with watercolor. $20 per person, per class.

Instructor is Darren Evans. For information: 541-332-8019 or 541-236-8077, or wilddoodle@earthlink.net

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******Wed.-Fri., Aug 10 - 12, 2011 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133

"Colored Pencil Techniques: Bringing Nature to Life" class by local artist Gay Holland. Learn to apply colored pencils to create texture, volume and shape. Includes demonstrations, work time, discussions and individual help. $130 plus $15 reg.

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*****Thursday, August 11, 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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*****Thursday, August 11, 2001 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133

"Leatherworking Class", instructor Sandra McDonald $48 plus $10 materials fee, plus reg. fee. Make a treasure bag or small spirit pouch. Learn to use leather tools with soft, supple calfskin. Students will have a completed bag or pouch, and a leather needle. Adults or children 10 and up.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011 5 - 8:00 p.m.

ArtWalk! Coos Bay, North Bend area. Pony Village Mall, South Wing; Artists Loft opening reception for "All Things Marine". Vote for People's Choice at Easy Lane Frames; Gallery by the Bay (5 - 7 p.m.) features Donna Wright, Vanessa Jorgensen, Jean Boynton, Ron Wright and Catherine Walworth. Other venues too.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011 9 - 11:30 a.m.

"Landscapes and Negative Painting" Watercolor Class, instructor Connie Zane.

Cost $30 and students bring watercolors, brushes, paper and rags, or purchase materials there and pay $5 materials fee.

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*****Friday, August 12, 2001 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133

"Small Animal Felting Class" features three-dimensional (dry) needle felting...tips, tricks and techniques to make your own mini-menagerie of pets, wild animals or small people, ornaments, etc. $48 plus $15 materials fee, plus reg. fee.

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******Saturday, August 13, 2011 4 - 7:00 p.m.

Second Saturday Art Walk, Downtown Brookings. Many locations around town participating! http://www.wildriverscoastart.com/

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******Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 2001 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Brookings: Renaissance by the Sea Farmers & Artisans Market with vendors, food, music and jousting! Port of Brookings Harbor Boardwalk. Plein Air Painters' Quickdraw. Come in costume if you like! 541-469-9522

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Saturday, August 13, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Bay Area Artists Assn. (BAAA) monthly meeting at Eden Hall on SOCC campus, Coos Bay. Meet at 11:00 a.m. then Jean Adamson will lead people on a plein air painting session. Map to be handed out at Eden Hall. Contact Jean at 541-294-3403.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011 10:30 a.m.

Rosie's Art Carnival, Florence, OR reallyrosie@oregonfast.net

Everyone welcome to bring your Artists Trading Cards to exchange at the ATC trade event.

Join in the fun.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011 3 - 5:00 p.m.

Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence, OR 541-997-8980 http://www.backstreetgallery.org/

Opening Reception featuring artwork by Susan Weathers.

Complimentary refreshments provided.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

Bandon Public Library, Sprague Room (presented by Sage Place).

Geneva Miller writing workshop "Professional Writing for Artists"-- ARTIST STATEMENT.

A 1-day intensive session: Explore the compositional elements and symbolism in your work to communicate your personal interaction with art and the impact your work has on the public. For more information contact Sage Place 541-329-0303

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*****Friday, August 19, 2011 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. then 1:30 - 4 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133

"Telling a Story with Collage" class instructor Susan Lehman $55 includes all materials, plus $15 reg. fee.

Students learn to build layers of delicate papers and painted glazes. Simple image transfer methods are taught using household supplies. Everything for finishing 3 collages is provided, which are suitable for both beginning & advanced collage artists. Dress for mess!

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******Saturday, August 20, 2011 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

A selection of paintings from the collection of the late M. Patricia Williams will be displayed for sale at her residence at 576 Donnelly Avenue, Coos Bay, (corner of 6th & Donnelly, one block south of Coos Bay Public Library).

Included in the collection are works by local artists Gan Martin, Nan Forsbert-Hammons and Jerry Baron. If you have questions contact Cory Smith at 541-267-4992.

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*****Saturday, August 20, 2011

Brookings: Coastal Garden & Art Tour. Visit six lovely gardens with local artists working on-site. http://www.wildriverscoastart.com/

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******Friday, August 26, 2011 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. then 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, Bandon 541-347-4133 http://www.secondstreetgallery.net/

"Getting Your Feet Wet in Oils", instructor J.M Steele, $95 plus $15 reg. fee.

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******Fridays starting August 26, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.

Wright's Frame Shop & Gallery, 810 Chetco Ave, Brookings, OR 541-469-7625 or saradee1@frontier.com

Art Class: Choose Drawing or Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastel).

Instructor Sara Broderick. 10 classes for $125

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Sat. & Sun., September 3 & 4, 2011

(Annual Labor Day Festival at Winchester Bay) Art by the Bay Festival 2011

Invites artists to sell their art while actively engaging in making their art. A small, free space will be provided under huge tents. They also provide a free lunch (sandwich, chips and beverage). Artists making one of a kind paintings, jewelry, photographs, pottery, stained glass, rustic furniture, metal art, glass blowing, etc. are welcome.

They will be looking for artwork for the 2012 Festival Poster, and will pay $100 for it, and will retain all rights to the painting.

So go make a weekend of it and maybe make some money too. Pre-register at least two weeks in advance with Phyllis Dever 541-297-6073 winchesterbayrentals@yahoo.com http://www.wbmerchants.com/

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Calls to Artists:

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Submission Deadline

Umpqua Valley Arts Association, 1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471 http://www.uvarts.com/

"Symbols, Letters, Words--Text Us!"

Create a work of art in which some element of written or symbolic language or text is an integral visual part of the composition. Actual meaning may be superfluous--or it may be vital--but it's the visual aspect that will be considered most import. Think of text as mark-making....letters, words, phrases, symbols, etc.used at the visual structure of the composition.They could provide balance, focal point, or be used as pattern, but your art must contain a form of symbol, letter, word or text. Juror: John Olbrantz. For up to 3 entries fee is $25.

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August 22, 2011 Submission Deadline

Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403

"Dia de los Muertos Exhibit" calling for 2-d and 3- dimensional work related to the theme of the Mexican Day of the Dead. $10 submission. http://www.mkartcenter.org/ or 541-345-1571

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Tues. & Wed., August 30 & 31, 2011 Submission Delivery Deadline

Easy Lane Frames & Select Gallery, 3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

Is calling for entries for their September/October show titled "All Mixed Up". You may submit up to 2 works (2-D or 3-D) each work consisting of at least two distinct art mediums. No size limit, no entry fee. Call for more information.

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Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest Deadline Sept. 15, 2011

Oregon Wild is eeking amateur and professional photographers work. Color images only, submit up to 5 images, entry fee is $5 per person.

Before submitting your images, please review the contest Rules & Submission Guidelines for complete contest details, including an explanation of the categories, as well as downloading an entry form on the website below. Oregon Wild, 5825 N. Greeley Ave, Portland Oregon 97217.

http://www.oregonwild.org/about/hikes_events/photo-contest

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*****Thursday, September 22, 2011 Submission Deadline

Coast Redwood Art Association, Crescent Harbor Art Gallery, Crescent City, CA

Open to all photographers. Cash awards. Show runs October 2 - 29th. For prospectus contact: 707-464-9133 lbeising@charter.net

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Delivery Deadline Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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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Friday, October 7, 2011 Submission deadline

Celebrate Arts 2011! Juried Show, Florence Events Center, Florence, OR

Up to four works of art per person at $10 each.

http://www.eventcenter.org/celebrate-arts/

Show runs November 4 - 16, 2011

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October 31st sign up deadline

for the national sketchbook project...

http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject?utm_source=Art+House+Co-op+List&utm_campaign=958e8382b2-notefromstevenenmail&utm_medium=email

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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 Aug. 11th. 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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Celebrate Arts! 2011

Competition Goes Digital This Year

Register Now for September Digital Workshops

The Friends of the Florence Events Center are proud to present our annual juried art show, “Celebrate Arts! 2011.” We are excited to bring a juried art show to the community once a year for the many benefits it provides the gallery, the artists and the gallery audience.

Celebrate Arts! will celebrate FEC’s 15th year in 2011 by having all art work submitted to the competition in digital form. For complete show information and instructions for submitting your art, click here: http://www.eventcenter.org/celebrate-arts/

To help artists prepare for the digital submission process, workshops will be held at FEC on September 11 and 12. Workshop registration runs through August 26. Space is limited so please register early. Click here to download the online registration form. Registration forms are also available at the Florence Events Center, Digital Dunes Photography, and the Siuslaw Library. Cost is $25.

The workshop session is two hours long. Scheduled times are 9 - 11 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 - 4 p.m., and 4 - 6 p.m. on both days.

The workshops will provide details of how to take and upload digital images. Local photographers Curt Peters, Rob Welles, and Stephanie Ames will photograph art, burn it to a CD and teach workshop participants how to upload it.

Work to be photographed must be for entry in Celebrate Arts! 2011 and is limited to four pieces. All work should be unframed.

In addition to photographing art work for the 2011 show, there will be a workshop on how to photograph artwork for future shows and exhibits. This workshop will focus on how to use a “point and shoot” camera to get the best possible results. Attendees must bring their camera and user’s manual.

For more information about the workshops and this year's Celebrate Arts competition, call 541.997.1994. www.eventcenter.org/celebrate.htmlReply to: