Monday, October 31, 2011

Master Jack

Happy Halloween Jack Pierce, Universal's master monster-maker. You gave us Frankenstein's creature, the Mummy, the Werewolf of London, the Invisible Man, Janos Rhuk (The Invisible Ray), and even the Wolfman. What would this holiday be without your art? Freddy Kruger, Jason, Michael Myers  and all the other mindless slashers can't generate the decades of chills your beasties and brutes have. Here's to you Jack an artist in every sense of the word.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Women's Works



Womens Works 2012 25th Anniversary Show
NAAC – P.O. Box 597, Crystal Lake, IL 60039


APPLY TO THIS CALL

REQUIREMENTS:

Images - Minimum: 1 , Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Womens Works 2012 25th Anniversary Show): $35.00

(per image over minimum): $

Women’s Works™ is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council (naac). It is our goal, with this show, to focus on women artists of North America. Women’s Works™ provides an opportunity to showcase the creative efforts of women artists.

This, the 25th Anniversary Exhibit of Fine Art by Women – takes place at the Old Court House Arts Center on the Historic Town Square in Woodstock, Illinois. We have a website developed and ready to aid you with any questions you may have. We are accepting website address information from women artist to post online to help promote your art and we encourage you to visit womensworks.squarespace.com.

We have a new website and we want you to share your artwork and link to your own website. We have information and dates for Women's Works, 2012 we want to share. We present the history of the show, and have miletone events included. We will update the site with new artwork and video of the Founders discussing the beginnings of Women's Works. We will link to organizations that promote women in the arts. We, are asking that you help us out and share your talents with us, Pleae consider volunteering for the upcoming event. It is the 25th year and we want to share it with you the artist, you can help us in many ways, just email us. Please, volunteer for the upcoming show, you are talented and gifted and we could use your support.

The strength of the show is in you and your participation. We encourage you to submit your work for consideration. Women’s Works has become a much anticipated area event, and the Gala Night Opening Reception sees an excess of 500 people filling the galleries. The show enjoys excellent media coverage and exposure. Along with the Opening Reception, other events are held at The Old Court House Arts Center during the exhibition. As always, running concurrently with this show is the Fifteenth Annual Little Women’s Works featuring (and nurturing) the artistic achievements of young women. Information on that event is available separately. Please visit the naac web site at: http://www.naac4art.org.

ELIGIBILITY of ARTISTS AND ARTWORK:

Women artists 18 or older may submit any original work, completed in the last two years (from January 2010 through January 2012). If your work is collaborative (created by more than one artist) you must request a ruling on entering WW12. No previously submitted works will be accepted for jurying Women’s Works 2011. Your request must be received at least one week prior to the deadline, and NAAC is not responsible for requests that do not arrive on time.The naac board has sole discretion in these matters and can be reached at womensworks2012@naac4art.org

All work must be for sale. All works must be available though the entire run of the show, so do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown during the show's time-frame. Gallery size limitation of work is eight (8) feet in any single dimension and 50 lbs. Again, if you work exceeds these limitations you will need to contact us at: womensworks2012@naac4art.org.

AWARDS:
Cash prizes totaling more than $1000.00 will be awarded.

JURYING FEE:
$35.00 for up to three images of three works ($25.00 for current naac Members, applicants to Real People 2011, and qualified students with coupon code). No additional Entry Fee upon Acceptance.

ENTRY DEADLINE:
Final deadline for Women's Works 2012 is Wednesday, January 19, 2012 11:59pm Mountain Time.
NO EXCEPTIONS.

naac is not responsible for incomplete entries and/or payments not received by the due date, so we encourage artists to enter early. This year the deadline is moved up to insure enough time is allowed to process all the images, give the jury enough time to make sound decisions and to give artists more time to be able to prepare and/or ship artwork to the gallery as well as provide the written materials required for each piece that is accepted. All Notices will be e-mailed the first week of February 2012, however, should the jury complete their task before the first week in February, we will send out e-mail notices at that time.

• DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS for delivery of works will be posted to our web site and available for download from our web site and on CaFÉ to those artists whose works are accepted by the jury.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

All entries must include the following information:

1. Artist’s name – as you wish it to be written on the gallery tags and in the program (case-sensitive, so be sure your CAPS LOCK is off and you capitalize letters accordingly).
2. Title of the each piece of artwork – again, as you wish it to be written on the gallery tags and in the program (case-sensitive, so be sure your CAPS LOCK is off and you capitalize letters accordingly).
3. Price of each piece of artwork – the price you tell us must include the 30% commission. We print the prices you send us and the commission is taken out of that price.
4. Materials list – materials used to create your artwork
5. Up to 3 digital images in .jpg format only - Read “SUBMITTING IMAGES FOR JURYING” below, for necessary image requirements before submitting.
6. Artist’s statement and/or bio and/or description of piece, the inspiration, etc. UP TO, but not more than one-hundred and fifty words maximum. This is required, and very helpful and will be added to gallery tags of accepted works. Most artists have something to say about their work and most buyers want some insight into what they are seeing.
7. Additionally – the entry fee for each artist must be paid-in-full before the deadline to ensure their images will be evaluated by the jury– Payments must be made through CaFÉ, or by sending your check payment to NAAC – P.O. Box 597, Crystal Lake, IL 60039

SUBMITTING IMAGES FOR JURYING:

This year, all entries (information, images and payments* through CaFÉ at: www.callforentry.org.

• Each entrant may submit up to three digital images of up to three works for jurying.
• Each work must be represented by only one image (no detail views or duplicates).
• Maximum 3 images per artist – Note: A maximum of two works per artist may be accepted by the jury to this show, so again please be sure all three of your works will be available for the duration of the show and not committed to other events or buyers.
• DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL WORK FOR JURYING.
• Entry of images must be submitted via CaFÉ. See CaFÉ web site (www.callforentry.org) for entry details.
(NAAC has final “say” on all works displayed at Women’s Works.) EXCEPTION: If you are submitting a piece involving video, please contact the show committee at womensworks2010@naac4art.org for further instructions.

SHOW LOGISTICS:
• NO SUBSTITUTIONS of accepted works are allowed.
• Accepted work must be available for the entire exhibition period from March 3rd through May 1, 2011.
• No early release. In other words, all artwork must be available for the duration of the show.
• Any removal of work prior to 5 p.m. May 1 will disqualify artist from future Women’s Works exhibitions.
• All work submitted must be for sale and is subject to a **30% commission.
• NAAC will take the greatest care in handling all work. Art will be insured while at the Old Court House Arts Center. We discourage you from submitting artwork which will be priced at more than 5000.00, which we believe is the upper end of the art market served by the show. The artist is responsible for insuring work to and from the show. Sale price will be insured value of the piece.
• Works not picked up by June 30th 2012 will become the property of NAAC.
• Submission of an entry to this exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to these conditions.
• In the event that we do not receive enough submissions to justify the show, all entry fees will be reimbursed within thirty days of notification.

* Payments must be made through CaFÉ, or by sending your check payment to NAAC – P.O. Box 597, Crystal Lake, IL 60039

**Reminder: Be sure your price(s) include the 30% sales commission. We print the prices you send us and the commission is taken out of that price.

IMPORTANT DATES:

• January 19th, 2012 11:59p Mountain Time – FINAL Entry Deadline (images and payments must be received by this date)
• First week February 2012– All notifications will be e-mailed.
• March 3rd, 2012- Exhibition Opens
• March 12th, 2012 7p CST - Opening Reception
• May 1, 2012 5:00pm - Exhibition Closes 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

NUDE NIGHT


Nude Nite - Orlando 2012
Post Office Box 560491
Orlando, Florida 33605


APPLY TO THIS CALL
REQUIREMENTS:

Images - Minimum: 1 , Maximum: 2

Entry Fee (Nude Nite - Orlando 2012 for up to 2 images; not per image. ): $40.00 (per image over minimum): $

Nude Nite - Orlando
Event Dates: February 9,10,11, 2012
Submission Deadline: January 12, 2012
Location: TBA
$40 fee per Application to include up to 2 images.

Nude Nite, in its 13th year is the largest nude art show in North America. Genre's represented range from sculpture, mixed media, metal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, digital, photography, glass, woodcraft, found object and film - contemporary to traditional, abstract interpretations to literal. Nude Nite is a juried exhibit with a fully equipped sales desk and dedicated gallery sales team. The gallery accepts MC/Visa.

A nouveau art event showcasing and selling the best figurative works in the U.S. The exhibition is held in a 20,000 SF warehouse space allowing for complimenting performances and interactive installations. Held annually in both Orlando and Tampa, Florida the 3 night visual event is deemed a "not to be missed" event by The Orlando Sentinel. Nude Nite graced the cover of Tampa's Creative Loafing newspaper in 2011 and has been showcased in Orlando magazine, Florida Art and Leisure and the Orlando Weekly. Visit www.nudenite.com for a video on the home page or become a Facebook friend.

The Orlando/Tampa shows are juried separately so artists may apply to both. Installations, Performance Artists and vendors, please email Kelly@nudenite.com for consideration. There is no fee to submit.

EVENT PROSPECTUS

1. A non-refundable application fee of $40 is required. Art work submission to this event (whether accepted or not) includes your complimentary, non-transferrable entrance to the event on the night of your choice. One application per artist, please.

2. All works must be for sale.

3. Limit TWO works of art per artist.

4. Please upload jpg format files through the Cafe system at www.callforentry.org.

5. All submissions must be of completed original works of art. Submissions representing incomplete works of art will not be accepted.

6. Previously submitted works to the same city-call can not be resubmitted.

7. No substitutions of works of art selected will be accepted (i.e. works of art selected are not to be replaced by different works of art upon bringing works of art to the event).

8. Submission received after the deadline WILL NOT be accepted.

9. All works of art will be curated after the entry deadline.

10. All works of art must be original and created after December 31, 2008.

11. Submission of works of art by the artist and acceptance of such by the curating body for Nude Nite is an agreement to show the submitted works of art at the Nude Nite event.

12. Decisions by the curating body for Nude Nite are final.

13. Notification and Drop Off/Ship: Artists will be notified by an e-mail of acceptance or rejection no less than one week after deadline. E-mail will indicate when to bring accepted artwork to event or shipping procedures. Accepted artists receive 3-nite entry, plus a total of three guest passes.

14. Artists are responsible for providing their own insurance. While Nude Nite takes precautions against theft and damage, Nude Nite bears no responsibility for loss or damage to works before, during or after the event.

15. Accepted works of art will be in the possession of Nude Nite and remain in the Nude Nite event facility during the duration of the event (all show dates) unless otherwise allowed by the event director. This is for both sold and unsold works during the event.

16. While Nude Nite promotes a broad interpretation of the nude, the show tends not to display works depicting arousal or graphic sexual genitalia. If you have a question about the content of your work please email the director at Kelly@nudenite.com for more guidance.

17. Gallery split commission is detailed in the legal agreement.


THIS SECTION IS TO BE READ VERY CAREFULLY
All accepted works of art must be “GALLERY READY” when brought to the event facility
(i.e. all hanging works must include an installed wire). Artists with work
requiring a pedestal(s) must provide one (them) before show opening. Pedestal(s)
must be white and tall enough for the work to be near eye level. Pedestal must be sturdy and connected. This is to ensure the safety of your work. If work is not “gallery
ready” or deemed unsafe for hanging, mounting or standing (whichever is applicable) risking possible damage to the event facility and/or the art itself, then the work will not be presented in the event during any of its dates.

**If your work requires special handling, a unique hanging method or assembly please communicate this to the director so that proper planning and attention can be allocated.

Technical Support: Please call 303-629-1166 Mountain time (8:30-5pm) for help uploading. If you have trouble formatting you may also look under help and tutorials/FAQ. The basic criteria is 1920 x 1920, 72 dpi, 1.8mp or less.

Also: You may reformat your images on this link. I understand it is very easy to do: copy and paste the link into your browser. http://www.ripfish.com/zapp/index.php

Friday, October 28, 2011

Veterans' Art Show

Ava Richey's Art News

Hi Everyone,

This coming Monday, October 31, 2011, 12:00 - 3 p.m., we will be painting at Rancho Viejo Restaurant. It's the new Mexican Restaurant at the NE corner of Hwy 42S and Hwy 101 in Bandon (across the highway from the coffee kiosk by Ray's Food Place).

The weather is supposed to be cloudy with rain, so an inside spot may be needed.

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

Thanks.
Ava

p.s.: If you are a veteran and an artist please check under the Call to Artists at the bottom of the newsletter for an upcoming show.

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

John Butler is offering Giclee printing services here in Bandon.
For pricing and other information :
http://www.lsgdirect.com/printing.pdf 541-297-6256

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Current Shows:
Bandon Public Library October
Cases: "Tins of Another Time"--collection of Dawn Vonderlin
Hallway Gallery: Jean Boynton and Vanessa Jorgensen.
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Coos Art Museum
"Western Regional Juried Exhibition" and "People and Places"--Scott Berger, and Raku free-form pottery & acrylic paintings by Laurie Lee. Shows run through December 3rd.
541-267-3901 http://www.coosart.org/
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Coos Bay Library October
Exhibits of watercolors by Christy Sanders, and miniature paintings by Alaina McGinty
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Coquille Valley Hospital, 940 E. 5th Street, Coquille, OR
Art exhibit featuring Kathy Baker, Scott Carpenter, S.L. Donaldson, Carol Turner, Franklin Turner and Charlie Vincent. Also pastel seascapes by the late Diana Amling.
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Crystal Dolphin Gallery
1901 Sherman Ave, North Bend, 541-756-1989
Wood artist Ed Butler showing boxes, bowls and marble stands. A variety of other artists work are shown too.
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Easy Lane Frames & Select Gallery
3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638
"All Mixed Up", works by various artists consisting of at least 2 mediums.
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Emerald Art Center
500 Main Street, Springfield 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Features "The Mayor's Art Show" through October 28th.
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Evergreen Court
Evergreen Court, Baycrest Village, 451 O'Connell St., North Bend, OR 541-756-7658
"Three Eccentrics" featuring David Castleberry, Nan Forsberg-Hammons and Shinan Barclay. Odd, Whimsical, Beyond the Norm. Show runs September and October.
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Florence Events Center October
715 Quince Street, Florence
Featuring the abstract art of Kay Bulley.
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Through November 4th
Gallery by the Bay, 2100 Union, North Bend Open MWF 10 - 2 p.m.
Photography by Mike Holm, gourds by Barbara Weed, paintings by Gary Ostrom and jewelry by Matt Vegar. 541-267-6090, 541-751-1633
Opening Thursday, October 13 , 2011 5 - 7:00 p.m.
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Through December
Langlois Public Library 48234 Hwy 101, Langlois, OR 97450
featuring paintings of Sheila Oberg
Hours: Mon. 11a.m.-2 p.m., Tues-Fri. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Through November 4th
Maude Kerns Gallery 1910 East 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 541-345-1571
18th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibit.
Michael William Ousley has a quadptych in this exhibit called "Taxi To/From Death".
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North Bend Library October
541-756-0400 http://www.northbendlibrary.org
"Come Celebrate Oregon" photography show features work by Steven Michael, Suzy Piatt, Lisa Phillips, Patricia Davidson and Dan Amos.
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Pony Village Mall:

Artists' Loft, 541-756-4088
Weldon Olive, Barbara Mahon

East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's)
Jardin Kazaar

Harry Ritchie's
Art by Joan and Ric Fox
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Now through October
Raincoast Gallery
"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 December
Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center
900 11th St. SE, Bandon
"The Digital Eye" showing art produced using the computer and various software.
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through October 28, 2011
Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1625 W. Harvard, Roseburg 541-672-2532
"5th Annual Hundred Valleys Juried Art Show"
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Whistling Gallery
87456 Ste. A, Whistling Drive, Bandon (located in Laurel Grove, 5 miles south of Bandon.) A variety of artists showing 2-d and 3-d work. Featuring John Butler. Also in charge of showing work at Billy Smoothboar's and other venues for those artists interested in showing their work, contact Vickie. 541-404-7336, or whistlinggallery@gmail.com

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Classes
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Artist Loft Gallery, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. Call for Class Information at 541-756-4088
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Brookings Area and more:
various classes are listed at http://wildrivercoastart.com/
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Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay 541-267-4877 for more information.
Saturday Oct 22 and 29, 2011, Silkscreen Printmaking with Pat Snyder 10 - 3 p.m.
Mon. - Thurs, Oct. 24th - 27th, Chinese Brush Painting with Katherine Thompson
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, Solarplate Etching Workshop, Pat Snyder & Mike Holm
April 3, 4, 5th, 2012, Judy Morris Watercolor Workshop "From Start to Finish"
Stephanie Tomlin teaches childrens' classes (drawing and Suminagashi Marbling)
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Coquille Valley Art Association 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille, OR 541-396-3294
October 29, 2011 "Feel Your Art Before You Think It" acrylic workshop & basic collage.
Painting with Pat Weaver 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Painting with Anna Crosby 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursdays & Fridays
Painting/Drawing 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mondays
Painting with Bunny Upton 12 - 3 p.m. Mondays
Woodcarving 6 - 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays
Wood Burning 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesdays
Play with Clay 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesdays
Ken Means Carving 9 - 12 noon and 6 - 9 p.m. on Wednesdays
Quilting 10 a.m. on Wednesdays
Applique 10 a.m. Tuesdays
Stained Glass 2:30 - 5:30 Mondays and 9:30 - 12:30 Fridays
Fiber Arts 10 a.m. on Fridays
Yoga 6 p.m. Mondays
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Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638
Contact for information on a variety of classes.
Fridays, Watercolor Studio with Jane Snoddy, $10 per session.
Saturday, November 5, 2011 "Words and Pictures in Collage", Susan Lehman.
Learn to incorporate words and pictures in your collages. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $45 includes materials. If you have questions about the class email Susan at studioblue@mycomspan.com
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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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Gallery on the Bay
658 S. Empire Blvd, Empire 541-888-3771
Lessons in painting pastel by Darrell Sanders.
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Heritage Textile Arts Guild
157#A, Pony Village Mall, North Bend
Lessons available in wearables, kitchen linens and gift items.
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Manley Art Center, Brookings
Call for class and workshop schedules. 541-469-1807
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Rose Palette, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. 541-290-7858
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Sage Place, 11th & Elmira, Bandon
For a schedule of classes offered go to: http://www.sagegallerybandon.com/
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Second Street Gallery 541-347-4133
Learn Photography in a Weekend! Call for class fees & information
Sat. Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Basic Camera Handling & Controls
Sat. Oct. 29, 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Introduction to Photoshop
Sat. Oct. 29, 2:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Understanding Natural & Artificial Light
Sun. Oct. 30, 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Composition Guidelines/Improve Photos
Sun. Oct. 30, 12:00 noon - 5 p.m. Field Trip followed by Critique Session
Also: See Call to Artists section below for info on Photography Competition.
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Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg
1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471 541-672-2532 http://www.uvarts.com/
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Dateline Events:
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Saturday, October 29, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Coquille Valley Art Association, contact Anna Crosby (on Thursdays or Fridays)
at 541-396-3294 to register for:
"Feel Your Art Before You Think It: Plus"
Ava Richey will be helping artists to loosen up, paint big and bold acrylics, plus enjoy some basic collage. All experience levels welcome. Join us for another round of fun! Cost is $25 for CVAA members, and $29 for non-members. Includes the $5 supply fee. Bring apron or paint shirt.
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*****Sunday, October 30, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m.
Roaring Sea Arts Open House, Port Orford
Musicians, Poetry & Prose, Refreshments, pot-luck snacks.
Kammeroque Ensemble, Strider Kachelein of Bandon and other musicians.
Contact Donna at 541-332-4444 or Suzanne at 541-332-0540.
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*****Thursday, November 3, 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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Monday, November 7, 2011 6 - 8:00 p.m.
Florence Events Center, 715 Quince Street, Florence 541-997-1994 http://eventcenter.org/
Celebrate Art! 2011 Opening reception and awards ceremony.
Show runs November 4 - 17th.
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Saturday, November 12, 2011 1 - 5:00 p.m. Please pre-register
Southwestern Oregon Community College, Gold Beach Center 541-247-2741
"Restore and Rejuvenate" Art Workshop. $25 materials included. Enjoy an afternoon of art indulgence to relax and honor yourself with simple, inspiring art projects before you enter th busy holiday season. Make a decorated candle, a colored bead hanging, and/or a beautiful mirror.
Instructor Linda Mulvany has taught classes in San Francisco Bay area, now from Brookings. Class meets in Port Orford at the Arts Council A-Frame in Buffington Park.
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Calls to Artists:
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*****Maude Kerns Art Center Deadline for entry is February 10, 2012
"Variations: Art Expressing Music" Submit images of 2D & 3D artwork in all mediums that is inspired by music or related to the theme of music. Supply five digital images in color at 300 dpi on CD in jpeg format. Work will be selected by jurors from the submitted images. There is a $15 submission fee.
Application forms & prospectus availabe at http://www.mkartcenter.org/
or call 541-345-1571. Show runs April 6 - May 11, 2012
Maude Kerns Art Center is located at 1910 E. 15th Ave. (corner of 15th & Villard), Eugene. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F, Saturday--noon -4 p.m.
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1st Annual Veterans' Art Show Deadline for entry is Friday, Nov. 4th.
Show opens Friday, Nov. 11th at Pony Village Mall in the former Sam Goody store--the same place the 30 Artists/ 30 Parks show was displayed.
Accepting paintings, woodcarving, photography, sculpture, fiber/fabric, jewelry, pottery, glass, metal, folk art, other.. Non-juried. Contact: Berta Balli at 541-756-8023, or Karen Franklin at 541-756-8038, Nick Long at 541-756- 8022, or Bonnie Hayes at 541-756-0433 for more information. Must be a veteran to participate.
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October 27, 2011 Deadline for entry
Second Street Gallery 210 Second St. SE in Old Town, 541-347-4133
Photography Competition--Jurors are Wood Sabold, Bill Kelsay, Richard Rahmlow
Categories include: Landscape & Seascape, People & Wildlife, Experimental (indludes Photoshop images with major changes), and Youth (18 & under).
Call for information and entry forms.
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Bandon Library Art Committee is seeking artists for exhibitions in both the Hallway Gallery and the Glass Cases during the second half of 2012. You can also put your name on the list in case there are cancellations before then. The art can be paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, and the like; crafts, collections, small sculptures and/or jewelry for the cases. Please contact Alexis Proctor at alexis2101p@yahoo.com or call 541-329-0530.
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Coquille Valley Hospital in Coquille
Seeking photography for upcoming show for Nov., Dec., Jan. & Feb. Work is to be nicely framed and wired, ready to hang (no sawtooth hangers).
Pieces must be for sale, 3-5 items per photographer, 25% commission on sales which benefits the hospital auxillary. Contact Sharon Orchard at 541-396-3873.
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Encie's Restaurant looking for artists to hang work there...
Owner Ray Arndt is seeking artists to display paintings on the walls above the windows. No charge for hanging, no commissions charged on sales.
Space is 150 linear feet, 4 feet high. He prefers art that reflects local scenes, landscape, flowers, etc.
541-290-4158 Coos Bay...former Bank of America building on Anderson Ave between Coos Bay Library and Coos Art Museum.
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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 Nov 10th. 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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Maude Kerns Art Center’s
Call for Artists: 2013-2014 Exhibits Schedule
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2012

Artists working in all 2- and 3-dimensional mediums, including installations, are invited to submit images of their work along with an application form to be considered for the next biennium (2013-2014) of exhibits at the Maude Kerns Art Center. Submissions may include solo, group, and/or themed shows. There is a $15 submission fee for individual artists and a $5 fee per artist for group shows.

The postmark deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012. Application forms and prospectuses are available at the Art Center or online at http://www.mkartcenter.org/

Call 541-345-1571 for more information.

The Maude Kerns Art Center, located at 1910 E. 15th Avenue at the corner of 15th and Villard, is Eugene’s oldest non-profit community center for the visual arts. Gallery hours are from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday, and noon to

4:00 pm on Saturday when exhibits are on display.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Quick Glances

Time for more articles on some of the basic things which many experienced artists sometimes forget, the first is about window light, I know we see it all of the time but do we really take a look at it and think about its potential as a way to make our work more interesting. Have a look at this article and see if you have been missing something

http://www.shutterbug.com/content/window-light-classic-illumination-proper-exposure


We don’t get much white on white here on the South Coast. The weather is so beautiful that snow seldom arrives and when it does it doesn’t stay. But that’s not the only way to get the harsh lighting of snow scenes or the challenges of brilliant sunlight and its glare. Take a look and see if maybe there’s a trick or two that you haven’t tried in a while and might just want to revisit.

http://www.shutterbug.com/content/white-white-exposure-techniques-and-options

This one is a cautionary tale for all coastal painters and photographers, look before you do anything. You don’t want to become one of those GUYS we read about that got washed off a jetty and was never seen again. And let’s not drag the good folks from the rescue services out into the woods because we went painting and forgot about the time and wound up lost in the dark.


http://masteringphoto.com/look-before-you-shoot/

And yes, light comes in all sorts of colors. There are times of the day when it plays in the red and orange range and then everyone has heard of Deep Purple or there wouldn’t be a song with the same name, so take a look and the next time you sit down to create maybe the light won’t be just light.

http://www.shutterbug.com/content/what-white-light-how-your-
camera-%E2%80%9Csees%E2%80%9D-color

OCCCA Call For Art: Gothic




Juror: Amy V. Grimm

Assistant Professor of Art History & Museum Studies:

Irvine Valley College

Gothic invites submissions from artists evincing a peculiar, perverse, idiosyncratic sensitivity, infl­uenced by literature, movies, television and the tabloids, in painting, drawing, sculpture, illustration, fashion, graphic design, animation, photography, video, digital media, computer-based works, installation and performance.

OCCCA's museum of the macabre will display supernatural mutations, bizarre curiosities permeated by fantastic and pathological themes. Gothic is a mix of Medievalism, Romanticism, science fiction, Victoriana, punk, the uncanny, the grotesque, and the erotic, inseparable from despair, fear and rapture. Gothic reveals the shadow within, the skull beneath the skin.

Exhibition Dates: February 2nd - March 10th, 2012

Opening Reception: February 4th, 2012 - 6pm to 10pm

To Enter, visit this link.

Amy V. Grimm is an Independent Curator and Assistant Professor of Art History & Museum Studies at Irvine Valley College. Grimm received her B.A. in Psychology from the State University of New York in New Paltz, New York. She received a Graduate Certificate in Museum Management and a M.A. in Art History from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. Grimm's M.A. Thesis, is titled, Andy Warhol: An Inquiry into Self Identity and Portraiture. Ms. Grimm's area of specialization includes Modern and Contemporary European and American Art. Grimm's museum and academic career spans over fifteen years including work for the Albany Institute of History & Art, the South Carolina State Museum, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Long Beach Museum of Art.

As a museum curator, Grimm has developed and supervised over 40 exhibitions including independent projects and museum collaborations. Notable exhibitions include, Out of Eden: The Sculptural Work of Harry Geffert for the El Paso Museum of Art, and Sweet Subversives: Contemporary California Drawings for the Long Beach Museum of Art. Grimm's scholarly writings related to exhibition programming and independent critical reviews have been published as museum catalogs and articles in national publications such as Sculpture and Artlies magazines.

Grimm is past president of the Border Museum Association in El Paso, Texas; an organization that sponsors events to promote international arts partnerships. Working for the College Art Association, Grimm has developed annual conference programming in cities such as Seattle, Atlanta, Boston and New York. For the College Art Association's Annual Conference in 2007, in New York City, Grimm chaired the panel Out of the Frame: Creativity and Change. This panel addressed curatorial risk taking in light of controversial topics and technological challenges. Also during the 2007 conference, Grimm curated The Media Lounge, a unique space dedicated to showing contemporary new media, such as the MIT Media Lab, Potter-Belmar Labs and several independent filmmakers and videographers.

Grimm continues to lecture extensively on topics such as Andy Warhol, Contemporary Art and Museum Studies. As an Assistant Professor of Art History & Museum Studies, Grimm is developing a new undergraduate program in Applied Museum Studies for Irvine Valley College. Students participating in the program will gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a variety of employment opportunities in museums and other arts organizations.

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

117 North Sycamore

Santa Ana, CA USA, 92701


www.occca.org

Opening events sponsored by Reed's

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


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

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

OCCCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and all donations
are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pros and Joes

I heard someone say, “Oh sure he tells us all about where to find the copyright symbol, but not a word about how, and where to use it.”

That’s true, I did skip right over that, and there are a lot of things about the Copyright notice, and where, and how it should be placed, and they have changed, and you are more interested in the work itself, and not in all of that silly legal gobbled-gook so maybe you really don’t have a clue, and I should have told you in the first place.

So, I will.

The correct form for a work of visual art is:

© 2011 Roland Miranda

Now that was easy wasn’t it? You can use the whole word Copyright or the abbreviation COPR or just the symbol which was why I told you about where to find it in the first place. Anything else is just overkill.

Yes, I know, I’ve seen it too, Copyright © 2011 Roland Mixon Miranda All rights reserved.

If it makes you feel better go ahead and do it that way, but you won’t be one bit more protected than you would be with just the simple © 2011 Roland Miranda (No, not a word about my middle name.)

Now I did it wrong for a bunch of years because when I was just starting out I was scared spitless that someone would steal my brilliant work. Yeah, right, you should be so lucky. So I copied the form of a guy who wrote the first murder mystery play I ever saw a script for. He was wrong! That’s right, the guy didn’t know one thing more than I did, and by copying him I did it wrong too and worse, I looked like an idiot, and an amateur.

After I had written three or four plays, and seen a bit more of the world, and the way things work, I finally looked it up and got it done the right way.

Did it keep people from stealing my scripts? I honestly don’t know. The truth is by that time I had made a great and wonderful discovery; I’m the only one who knows how they work. So if you steal a script from me you won’t have a clue how to stage it, and cast it, and direct it, and that is why I no longer worry about thieves.

Now I’m doing art and I have to say I’m still not worried about someone stealing my art. Fortunately I live in a community where there are many artists much more gifted than moi and if someone is going to steal they’ll likely do it from one of those guys and not me.

So, no, I don’t do copyright notices. I hold the copyright anyway. And I am smug enough to think that if anyone with a commercial flair wants to use one of my images, they’ll have to come looking for me anyway. I’m still the only guy who knows exactly how to do whatever it is that I do, and you might just be able to reverse engineer the thing, but that would take a lot of time, and time is money, and money is what commercialism is all about, so why not come to the horse’s… Let’s just leave what part of the horse you’d have to come to a mystery and say that it would be a lot cheaper to call me.

So if you feel threatened and want to use the Copyright notice, do it the right way and look like a real pro. And if you have an ego the size of one of those Diva guys, and don’t worry so much, then don’t worry.

Public Service Announcement

Maude Kerns Art Center’s

Call to Artists

Variations: Art Expressing Music Exhibit

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012


Artists are invited to submit images of 2- and 3-dimensional artwork in all mediums that is inspired by music or related to the theme of music for “Variations: Art Expressing Music,” April 6 – May 11, 2012. Supply five digital images in color at 300 dpi on CD in jpeg format. Work will be selected by jurors from the submitted images. There is a $15 submission fee.
The postmark deadline is Friday, February 10, 2012. Application forms and prospectuses are available at the Art Center or online at http://www.mkartcenter.org./ Call 541-345-1571 for more information.
The Maude Kerns Art Center, located at 1910 E. 15th Avenue at the corner of 15th and Villard, is Eugene’s oldest non-profit community center for the visual arts. Gallery hours are from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday, and noon to 4:00 pm on Saturday when exhibits are on display.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Worried Man (and Artist)

And to all of the lady artists my apologies, the language is a limited thing and I am so old that using person to indicate the collective mass of humans just sounds wrong on my ear, so it will remain man as in mankind not man with pants or what’s happenin’ man?

So you all read my last, well, almost last, penultimate post about making up your own postcards and you went out last night and dug around in the closet and found that wonderful piece of art and you scanned it into your computer because you read my other post about why every artist ought to have a scanner and now you have it and all of the other pieces of the puzzle, but you are still worried about someone stealing your work.

Whew, that was a mouthful, okay a line-ful.

People steal. They do it all of the time and having the Net at your finger tips is just a case of throwing gasoline on the fire. Halloween is coming up and poor ole Jack Pierce, Universal’s master monster maker is going to have his images stolen right and left. Folks just can’t help it; Jack’s view of the classic movie monsters is just burned into the human psyche like Robert Newton’s Cayman Island accent means pirate. You didn’t know that was Robert Newton’s contribution to movie magic? Five of the greatest actors of all time, Wallace Berry, Orson Wells, Charleton Heston, Anthony Quinn and Jack Palance all played Long John, but it’s Robert Newton we remember, Jimboy, (wink, wink).

So like Newton’s iconic performance Jack Pierce’s makeup will always be Frankenstein’s creature, the Mummy, the Werewolf, (he did the Lon Chaney Jr. Wolfman too, but he hated Lon Chaney, thought he was a lousy actor and made the Wolfman look like an enraged cocker spaniel, his words.) It’s just a fact and so is stealing.

People honestly don’t mean to, they do it without thinking. See a picture on the Internet and copy it so that you can use it for your haunted house, scrapbook, tablecloth, whatever. No one thinks a thing about it.

So if you are really worried don’t ever let your artwork be seen.
My own work has been lifted a time or two. I noticed that some nice folks from Portland are doing Murder Mysteries at the Red Lion. They call themselves Poison Pen Players. Never bothered to check the Internet I guess or they did and went ahead with it anyway. I’ve used Poison Pen Murder Mysteries since 1987 but who’s complaining?



Okay, so that might be my logo, but it isn’t a complaint. They are probably just trying to make a buck and never meant to be a rustler.

So what can you do besides not ever show any of your work?

You can officially register it with the Copyright office in Washington, D.C.


It is pretty easy and doesn’t cost all that much and if you ever get really offended you must have done this if you want to file a lawsuit.

But probably you don’t want to do that, hire a lawyer, put on your good clothes and spend a month or maybe a few years waiting for the case to come up, so what to do?

Why not just use the Copyright symbol ©? Most people will see it and think twice before they rip you off for commercial gain.

Where is it? I’m glad you asked. On my ole Windows XP machine you go to the Insert menu, click and when the drop-down list shows up go to Symbol select the Copyright symbol © and click insert.

That’s all there is to it and it should make you sleep a lot better at night. Won’t stop a determined thief, but you can always write him a letter and threaten his gizzard. That won’t stop him either, but it will make you feel a lot better.



Monday, October 24, 2011

The Great Pumpkin


Fall is in the air, and in the chill and most of all in the pumpkin patch, which oddly enough appears to be in every supermarket parking lot!

Now what the heck does any of this have to do with art, you ask and well you might, because the connection between pumpkins and Fine art does not come naturally?

Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year and all of the artists lurking there in the tall grass ought to be taking advantage of this feast of yellow and orange. You ought to be out here pumpkining away.

Charles Shultz, creator of Peanuts, which by all rights should have been called Charlie Brown or at least Snoopy, was right on the mark when he had his alter ego Linus Van Pelt confuse Christmas with Halloween. Truth be told in the years between Linus’s first encounter with The Great Pumpkin, Halloween has become America's second favorite holiday.

But that isn't why you should be a pumpkining. No, You should be out there taking a look at all of the various ways the super squash participated in the arrival of fall for so many of us.

The weather isn't a good herald. Sometimes it is hot in the fall and no one knows if it is time for Halloween or Spring Break. Sometimes it is light and sometimes it is dark depending on the status of Daylight Squandering Time, but again that is no real harbinger of fall. No, for me it has always been the arrival of the golden squash and all of the many uses we have found for it and it's innards. Ever celebrate Thanksgiving with a Key Lime pie? You can, you know but somehow it just isn't right, no it's got to be pumpkin.

What about carving an apple? Takes a lot of skill when with a pumpkin almost any poor over-worked pa can manage something which will satisfy the kids and let him get back to the ballgame. Okay, so most of the time dad is passed out on the sofa and mom is doing the carving, but the necessary gourd is still the same, a pumpkin.

In Dallas, we get ninety degree days until November most years and while it is true, you can tell it's fall by the football games, (Texas/O.U. Weekend marks the second week in October as officially football season), the girls still wear booty shorts and they guys are pealing out of their shirts for that last bit of tan. No the pumpkin is the real seasonal telltale.

So why aren't artists interested?

Sure, the fall leaves are much more colorful and the changing seasons make for dramatic sunsets, the costumes at Halloween more eye-catching and the merchants gearing up for Christmas are all compelling, so the lowly squash gets forgotten.

Not this year, artists have always done still life and what more vibrant a still than an orange pumpkin sitting in the evening sun? Even before they get carved for the Witches Walk the pumpkin offers so many opportunities for art work.

The skin of the mighty gourd has ridges, yeah as a matter of fact, just like Ruffles, but without the publicist to make a big deal out of it. Light catches and reflects along those ridges and makes every pumpkin unique. Try stalking the super squash at sunset and watch the golden glow of the evening turn to deep purple as twilight time makes even a squash a celebrity.

And when All Hallow's Eve comes the pumpkins come out to play with their party faces all aglow. No two alike and every child in wonder as they stare at the inner light from outside the patch.

Small wonder then that Sparky, Mr. Shultz, made The Great Pumpkin Santa's chief rival. It wasn't until the late seventies when Elvira: Mistress of the Dark made vegetables of that mighty fruit, or maybe it's the other way 'round. Who knew, a pretty girl in a cut-a-way dress could steal a whole holiday from a squash.

So don't be caught napping, take advantage of this time of the year and go, pick up your easel and walk or drive to your nearest patch and wait, with heart atwitter for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin.

Putting Your Cards on the Table

Did you get out and enjoy this past beautiful weekend or did you lurk inside and watch forty-three football games at once?

If you didn’t take advantage of the wonderful fall weather then you did miss out. There are so many things to see and do you ought to be in a dead panic to pick up your brushes, clay, camera and start making art like your were paddling away from a waterfall and had only your hands to keep that leaky rowboat from going over the falls.

Maybe you got Archi’s message, Archi at the Coos Art Museum, Archi who keeps all of us informed of the comings and goings and winnings and successes. Yeah, that Archi. Maybe you even spent a quiet minute or two composing a well thought out thank you note for all that she does? No?

Did you send out a card acknowledging The Second Street Gallery’s Celebrate Photography show? Did you send along a card to all of the people who have graciously allowed you to promote your art, like Ken and Jane Snoddy at Easy Lane Frames and Select Gallery or Anne Sobotta at Sage Gallery, who in spite of all of her other duties and obligations has keep the gallery open and the new Sage Place center full of exciting new projects? What about Umpqua Valley Art Assn’s tireless Aleta McGee, who offers so many opportunities to artists from all around the area. Or Susan Lehman, Victoria Tierney and Ava Richey, (Thanks Ava for the weekly news update, but that won’t get me off the hook for not sending a card. See I’m guilty too.), the Bandon Three who organize the shows at Southern Coos Hospital?

No again? Well why haven’t you?

You can’t find the right card, it’s just too difficult to do one more thing in an already over-crowded schedule, it costs too much and the dog ate my homework.

Aren’t you ashamed of using that excuse, which was lame back in Mrs. Prickle’s second period, and what exactly are you going to do about it?

Nothing. That’s no answer, you’re an artist, you have art, so use it. If you can find the right card make one up. There are so many pieces of art hiding in closets and storerooms, drag something out. You won’t find even the wrong art if you don’t look.

Once you find something the rest of the puzzle is easy. I’ll even share the results of my two day long Net search and battle with Print Screen so that you don’t have to.

If you are adventurous go to Avery. That’s right the same Avery which makes your Clean Edge Business Card stock. You are printing your own business cards, using your own art and not spending money to buy them from Vistaprint, right? If you aren’t you should be, so here’s the Avery form number 8871. Now you have no excuse.

So back to the start go to Avery.


This is the link so you don’t even have to look it up. The one you want is the second one on the page,  Postcard Tall or Wide Four per sheet. Download it.

But what if you don’t want to download some unknown page just on my say-so? Here’s the form all printed out for you.




Now all you need is some art. Which you have already selected right?

Use the insert command if you downloaded the form from Avery or cut and paste if you are using this .jpg image.

Now for the really easy part, voile, the back…



Now wasn’t that easy. Once you have front and back ready, you did save them as files on your very own computer didn’t you? Good now all you need to do is print. There is one last trick, when you print the front panel be sure that you take the side which comes out of the printer by the bottom edge and make that the top edge before you print the next side. Got that? Take the printed side and turn it over so that the unprinted side is in the printer. Then when you print the back everything will come out all right. Now wasn’t that simple and you won’t have to claim that the dog ate your homework.

Oh yes, here’s what one looks like when it is finished.


So now you have no excuse, lame or otherwise

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Hi Everyone,

This coming Monday, October 24, 2011, 12:00 - 3 p.m., we will be painting at Abba's Farm (Linda Cummins' place). She has the barn and pond that we painted at last year.

Her address is 94154 Hwy 42S. From Bandon take Hwy 42S toward Coquille. Go through Riverton then watch for a sign on the right that says 6 miles to Coquille. Her driveway is the next one after that, up the hill to the right. The Abba Farm sign with the picture of her barn is at the driveway.

The weather is supposed to be sunny. Bring your lunch and beverage if you want to eat there. If I get off work in time, I will join you there.

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

Thanks.

Ava

****If you are a veteran and an artist please check under the Call to Artists at the bottom of the newsletter for an upcoming show.

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

John Butler is offering Giclee printing services here in Bandon.

For pricing and other information :

http://www.lsgdirect.com/printing.pdf 541-297-6256

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Current Shows:

Bandon Public Library October

Cases: "Tins of Another Time"--collection of Dawn Vonderlin

Hallway Gallery: Jean Boynton and Vanessa Jorgensen.

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Coos Art Museum

"Western Regional Juried Exhibition" and "People and Places"--Scott Berger, and Raku free-form pottery & acrylic paintings by Laurie Lee. Shows run through December 3rd.

541-267-3901 http://www.coosart.org/

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Coos Bay Library October

Exhibits of watercolors by Christy Sanders, and miniature paintings by Alaina McGinty

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Coquille Valley Hospital, 940 E. 5th Street, Coquille, OR

Art exhibit featuring Kathy Baker, Scott Carpenter, S.L. Donaldson, Carol Turner, Franklin Turner and Charlie Vincent. Also pastel seascapes by the late Diana Amling.

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Crystal Dolphin Gallery

1901 Sherman Ave, North Bend, 541-756-1989

Wood artist Ed Butler showing boxes, bowls and marble stands. A variety of other artists work are shown too.

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Easy Lane Frames & Select Gallery

3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

"All Mixed Up", works by various artists consisting of at least 2 mediums.

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Emerald Art Center

500 Main Street, Springfield 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Features "The Mayor's Art Show" through October 28th.

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Evergreen Court

Evergreen Court, Baycrest Village, 451 O'Connell St., North Bend, OR 541-756-7658

"Three Eccentrics" featuring David Castleberry, Nan Forsberg-Hammons and Shinan Barclay. Odd, Whimsical, Beyond the Norm. Show runs September and October.

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Florence Events Center October

715 Quince Street, Florence

Featuring the abstract art of Kay Bulley.

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Through November 4th

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

Photography by Mike Holm, gourds by Barbara Weed, paintings by Gary Ostrom and jewelry by Matt Vegar. 541-267-6090, 541-751-1633

Opening Thursday, October 13 , 2011 5 - 7:00 p.m.

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Through December

Langlois Public Library 48234 Hwy 101, Langlois, OR 97450

featuring paintings of Sheila Oberg

Hours: Mon. 11a.m.-2 p.m., Tues-Fri. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Through November 4th

Maude Kerns Gallery 1910 East 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 541-345-1571

18th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibit.

Michael William Ousley has a quadptych in this exhibit called "Taxi To/From Death".

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North Bend Library October

541-756-0400 http://www.northbendlibrary.org/

"Come Celebrate Oregon" photography show features work by Steven Michael, Suzy Piatt, Lisa Phillips, Patricia Davidson and Dan Amos.

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Pony Village Mall:

Artists' Loft, 541-756-4088

Weldon Olive, Barbara Mahon


East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's)

Jardin Kazaar


Harry Ritchie's

Art by Joan and Ric Fox

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Now through October

Raincoast Gallery

"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 December

Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center

900 11th St. SE, Bandon

"The Digital Eye" showing art produced using the computer and various software.

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through October 28, 2011

Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1625 W. Harvard, Roseburg 541-672-2532

"5th Annual Hundred Valleys Juried Art Show"

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Whistling Gallery

87456 Ste. A, Whistling Drive, Bandon (located in Laurel Grove, 5 miles south of Bandon.) A variety of artists showing 2-d and 3-d work.

Featuring John Butler. Also in charge of showing work at Billy Smoothboar's and other venues for those artists interested in showing their work, contact Vickie. 541-404-7336, or whistlinggallery@gmail.com

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Classes

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Artist Loft Gallery, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. Call for Class Information at 541-756-4088

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Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay 541-267-4877 for more information.

Saturday Oct 22 and 29, 2011, Silkscreen Printmaking with Pat Snyder 10 - 3 p.m.

Mon. - Thurs, Oct. 24th - 27th, Chinese Brush Painting with Katherine Thompson

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, Solarplate Etching Workshop, Pat Snyder & Mike Holm

April 3, 4, 5th, 2012, Judy Morris Watercolor Workshop "From Start to Finish"

Stephanie Tomlin teaches childrens' classes (drawing and Suminagashi Marbling)

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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

October 29, 2011 "Feel Your Art Before You Think It" acrylic workshop & basic collage.

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

Contact for information on a variety of classes.

Fridays, Watercolor Studio with Jane Snoddy, $10 per session.

Saturday, November 5, 2011 "Words and Pictures in Collage", Susan Lehman.

Learn to incorporate words and pictures in your collages. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $45 includes materials. If you have questions about the class email Susan at studioblue@mycomspan.com

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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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Gallery on the Bay

658 S. Empire Blvd, Empire 541-888-3771

Lessons in painting pastel by Darrell Sanders.

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Heritage Textile Arts Guild

157#A, Pony Village Mall, North Bend

Lessons available in wearables, kitchen linens and gift items.

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Manley Art Center, Brookings

Call for class and workshop schedules. 541-469-1807

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Rose Palette, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. 541-290-7858

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Sage Place, 11th & Elmira, Bandon

For a schedule of classes offered go to: http://www.sagegallerybandon.com/

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Second Street Gallery 541-347-4133

Learn Photography in a Weekend! Call for class fees & information

Sat. Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Basic Camera Handling & Controls

Sat. Oct. 29, 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Introduction to Photoshop

Sat. Oct. 29, 2:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Understanding Natural & Artificial Light

Sun. Oct. 30, 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Composition Guidelines/Improve Photos

Sun. Oct. 30, 12:00 noon - 5 p.m. Field Trip followed by Critique Session

Also: See Call to Artists section below for info on Photography Competition.

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Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg

1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471 541-672-2532 http://www.uvarts.com/

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Dateline Events:

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******Friday, October 21, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Across the street from Ashworth's Market in North Bend (north end of town near where the split Hwy 101 comes together at the last traffic light before McCullough Bridge).

Garage Sale to benefit Guild Orco Arts--an after school group doing art based activities with teens. Suzanne Adams, Director.

Sale includes arts & crafts, books, CDs, toys, furniture, Christmas things and much more.

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*****Saturday, October 22, 2011 1 - 4:00 p.m. Pre-register now.

Southwestern Oregon Community College, Gold Beach Center 541-247-2741

"Art and Nature: Wild Dolls" class. $25 materials included. No art experience necessary, can be re-vitalizing for experienced artists as well. Explore the 'wild' part of yourself, what the wildness might mean to you--part of the natural world, unfettered, free.

Instructor Linda Mulvany has taught classes in San Francisco Bay area, now from Brookings. Class meets at the SOCC Gold Beach Center.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471 541-672-2532

Creative Castoffs Sale. Affordable frames, easels, art books, etc.

(If you have useful art-related items you would like to donate call, or http://uvarts.com/creative-castoffs-sale/

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*****Thursday, October 27, 2011 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Gold Beach Episcopal Church

Easternmost end of Moore Street.

Figure Drawing. To confirm & for more information contact Alexandra alexandra@portraitsbyalexandra.com

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Coquille Valley Art Association, contact Anna Crosby (on Thursdays or Fridays)

at 541-396-3294 to register for:

"Feel Your Art Before You Think It: Plus"

Ava Richey will be helping artists to loosen up, paint big and bold acrylics, plus enjoy some basic collage. All experience levels welcome. Join us for another round of fun! Cost is $25 for CVAA members, and $29 for non-members. Includes the $5 supply fee. Bring apron or paint shirt.

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Monday, November 7, 2011 6 - 8:00 p.m.

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince Street, Florence 541-997-1994 http://eventcenter.org/

Celebrate Art! 2011 Opening reception and awards ceremony.

Show runs November 4 - 17th.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 1 - 5:00 p.m. Please pre-register

Southwestern Oregon Community College, Gold Beach Center 541-247-2741

"Restore and Rejuvenate" Art Workshop. $25 materials included. Enjoy an afternoon of art indulgence to relax and honor yourself with simple, inspiring art projects before you enter th busy holiday season. Make a decorated candle, a colored bead hanging, and/or a beautiful mirror.

Instructor Linda Mulvany has taught classes in San Francisco Bay area, now from Brookings. Class meets in Port Orford at the Arts Council A-Frame in Buffington Park.

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Calls to Artists:

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******1st Annual Veterans' Art Show Deadline for entry is Friday, Nov. 4th.

Show opens Friday, Nov. 11th at Pony Village Mall in the former Sam Goody store--the same place the 30 Artists/ 30 Parks show was displayed.

Accepting 2-D and 3-D work. Non-juried. Contact: Berta Balli at 541-756-8023, or Karen Franklin at 541-756-8038 for more information. Must be a veteran to participate.

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October 27, 2011 Deadline for entry

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

Photography Competition--Jurors are Wood Sabold, Bill Kelsay, Richard Rahmlow

Categories include: Landscape & Seascape, People & Wildlife, Experimental (indludes Photoshop images with major changes), and Youth (18 & under).

Call for information and entry forms.

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Bandon Library Art Committee is seeking artists for exhibitions in both the Hallway Gallery and the Glass Cases during the second half of 2012. You can also put your name on the list in case there are cancellations before then. The art can be paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, and the like; crafts, collections, small sculptures and/or jewelry for the cases. Please contact Alexis Proctor at alexis2101p@yahoo.com or call 541-329-0530.

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Coquille Valley Hospital in Coquille

Seeking photography for upcoming show for Nov., Dec., Jan. & Feb. Work is to be nicely framed and wired, ready to hang (no sawtooth hangers).

Pieces must be for sale, 3-5 items per photographer, 25% commission on sales which benefits the hospital auxillary. Contact Sharon Orchard at 541-396-3873.

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Encie's Restaurant looking for artists to hang work there...

Owner Ray Arndt is seeking artists to display paintings on the walls above the windows. No charge for hanging, no commissions charged on sales.

Space is 150 linear feet, 4 feet high. He prefers art that reflects local scenes, landscape, flowers, etc.

541-290-4158 Coos Bay...former Bank of America building on Anderson Ave between Coos Bay Library and Coos Art Museum.

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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 Nov 10th. 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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Maude Kerns Art Center’s

Call for Artists: 2013-2014 Exhibits Schedule

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2012
Artists working in all 2- and 3-dimensional mediums, including installations, are invited to submit images of their work along with an application form to be considered for the next biennium (2013-2014) of exhibits at the Maude Kerns Art Center. Submissions may include solo, group, and/or themed shows. There is a $15 submission fee for individual artists and a $5 fee per artist for group shows.


The postmark deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012. Application forms and prospectuses are available at the Art Center or online at http://www.mkartcenter.org/

Call 541-345-1571 for more information.

The Maude Kerns Art Center, located at 1910 E. 15th Avenue at the corner of 15th and Villard, is Eugene’s oldest non-profit community center for the visual arts. Gallery hours are from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday, and noon to

4:00 pm on Saturday when exhibits are on display.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Undead Beware

I'm ready for the Witching Hour and the Walking Dead, although I'm not completely sure garlic has the same effect on zombies as it does on vampires.

In Texas all I ever grew was dust, okay lavender. Here stick it in the ground and it grows, which makes me less sure that zombies are a myth, but that's a tale for another post, so even I can grow stuff...like the aforementioned garlic.

My niece, the CPA, is a Garlic festival aficionado and goes to the festival every year and two years ago she brought me a gift of garlic, in a cute little bag complete with instructions for planting and raising.. I, secure in my "Black Thumb" planted the little cloves and brought forth...more garlic. This is a good thing 'cause I do love garlic and now I have the joy of eating my own, hand-raised garlic.

So before I threw down the gauntlet at you, I did my own "Work with what you got and don't wait on inspiration thingy" and took some pictures of a whole glass full of garlic.

Now I did run them through the photo processing program, but the effect is kinda nice and I offer it here as a demonstration that you don't need woodland nymphs to fire your muse, just a red glass and some stinky herbs.

Inspiration Trap

What did you make today?

Did you go out and find something, anything that make you want to grab your brushes and paint up a storm?

What about getting the wheel spinning with clay flying everywhere?

Did you drag out that old dry canvas and take a second look and see something new and exciting and lay down a new coat of oil or acrylic?

Or did you sit like a lox waiting for inspiration?

Inspiration is the artist’s devil. It comes and goes and sometimes leaves a great big mark. Sometimes it is a fickle lover and leaves without a word or a glance. It doesn’t even leave a trace of scent in the air, just a faint breeze to lure the unwary into that land beneath the hill.

I sometimes think those stories of the fairies come out to play and lead mortals down into the earth are really parables, (Yes this is the philosophical part so if you want to leave the room or turn up the TV go ahead.), they tell the tale so that creative folks, that’s us can be made aware that there are traps just waiting out there to suck us in and take away the most precious tool we have, our time.

Do you have the time to give to those folks from Under the Hill? I have some much to make up for the two months I lost while I was wasting time lying on my back in the hospital or sitting in my big chair watching television and gulping down air doing nothing that I don’t have a minute to spare for the fairy folks. They got their share while I was recovering and they just can’t have any more!

That’s inspiration guys. It is the gift of the fairy folk and you know about their gifts dontcha?

Then maybe you’d better not make any deals with them? They come with a high price-tag. Maybe you’d better just work harder at finding your muse the old way, by starting something.

Inspiration is a young lover, born on sunny days and carried on the warm winds of spring. Come autumn or (shudder), winter and she’s off to find some happier, richer guy, someone with a fast car and a pocket full of cash and that’s not you, is it? I didn’t think so.

So look around, if you’ve been sitting idle waiting on inspiration to fire your soul, you haven’t been working. What’s that old story about the grasshopper? Maybe it’s time to start thinking about winter and what you are going to use for your muse every dark and rainy day when there is no summer sprite to whisper in your ear.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Most Feared Word


Marketing. Yes, I know, before I say such things I should warn you to get the women and children out of the room.

Next to writing an Artist’s Statement marketing is the thing most artists dread. It’s hard to send your kids out there with instructions to make you some money, feels like another profession where guys wear fur coats, sunglasses and drive tricked out Cadillacs. Not so thrilling an image is it? But you have to do it. You have to get out there and dig in or all that effort will be just between you and the hall closet.

So to help with that awful thing, I present three articles, which I didn’t write, but probably should have on that very subject, yes, I’m gonna say it again, marketing.

If you just found out that your picture in the Western Oregon Regional did not win an award and you suspect it might be because you didn’t attend art school at UCLA or USC, take a look at this. I didn’t so I’m sure that’s why my picture didn’t win.


Let me be honest about this, I hate social networking, I loathe social networking, to my way of thinking social networking is the crabgrass on the lawn of life. I mean what do you say to people who you do not know and are never likely to meet and have no real connection with except a two line Tweet? I wonder if the next generation will all suffer repetitive-stress injuries from walking around texting all of the time.

But some of the most gifted people I know tell me that it is the right tool for the job and since I respect them I have to believe that they may be on to something. So have a look at this article and see if you are missing a trick or two.

Finally, how are you going to spend your precious and hard to come by cash? Will you buy Lotto tickets and hope for a win? Will you print up business cards and hand them out at every festival on the coast of Oregon or will you bite the bullet and buy a full page add in one of those slick Fine Art magazines? Before you do read this. Maybe you ought to spend that money on bread and peanut butter…