Friday, December 2, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Dear ,

Wow, it's December already...time just flies away.

This coming Monday, December 5th, we will paint at Old Town Pizza from 12 - 3 p.m. It is located at the corner of Delaware and 2nd Street (Hwy 101) in the McNair Building.

My phone is 541-347-4643 or cell is 541-297-6118. If you have any good ideas of places to paint in bad weather, please let me know. :)

Don't forget the Holiday Craft Fair at HarborTown Event Center in Old Town.

Joanne Drapkin and Arlene Tinsley and dorothea tortilla are among the many who will have wonderful items for sale.




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.


****Check out the art gift packages at Bandon Artist Supply starting Friday, December 10th. 541-347-4482. Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. except closed Sun. & Mon.


Artists' Accomplishments:

We want to honor the achievements of all you artists, so don't be shy about sending the highlights of your art lives, or those of your artist friends.


Current Shows:

Bandon Public Library December 1 - 31, 2011

*****Hallway Gallery: Featuring Joanne Drapkin "My Art of the Last Four Years"

*****Cases: Collections of the late Hazel Colgrove.


Coos Art Museum 235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay

Western Oregon Regional Art Exhibition, through December 3rd.


****December featured in the BAAA "Artist of the Month" display is Laurie K. Levitan


Coos Bay Library December

****Fiber & Fabric Art by Elizabeth Brende

December 3rd - 16th fundraiser for Coos Bay Library, 541-269-1101 ext 228

Silent auction of several works of art, collector books and other items will be on display during the above dates. Bidders will be notified on December 17th. Examples are watercolors by George Vaughan and Helen Ford, a book, "The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890-1985, and a pair of matted and framed etchings by American artist Paul Geygan.


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

Photography show featuring works by Kathy and Dick Chambers of Myrtle Point; Patricia Davidson, Coos Bay; Kelle Herrick, Bandon; Richard Kirk, Myrtle Point; Kathy Phillips, Myrtle Point; David Sinnot, formerly of Coquille; and Tony Spenader, Coquille. A portion of sales goes to the CVHA Auxiliary.

Opening reception Tuesday, Nov. 29th, 4-6 p.m. Show runs through February.


Crystal Dolphin Gallery

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


de Young Museum, San Francisco

Now through February 12, 2012

"Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power"

Legion of Honor, San Francisco

Now through January 22, 2012 "Pisarro's People"


Easy Lane Frames & Select Gallery

3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

"What's New?". Features Gallery Artists and their new works.

Until Dec. 25th, bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank and get 10% off every purchase.


Emerald Art Center

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


Evergreen Court

Evergreen Court, Baycrest Village, 451 O'Connell St., North Bend, OR


November 1 - December 31, 2011 features Coos Sand 'n Sea Quilt Guild fiber artists showing quilts, table runners and other items.


Florence Events Center

715 Quince Street, Florence Call for more info at 541-997-1994


Gallery by the Bay

2100 Union, North Bend Open MWF 10 - 2 p.m.

Paintings by Vanessa Jorgensen, Jean Boynton and Ina Christensen;

cross-stitch paintings by Meadowlark Molyneux; collages by Karen Lowe; jewelry by Patricia Worth; Baskets by Blue Rose Starr Eagle; and photographs by Andrew Lowe, Trish Heilbronn, and Kira and Karlan Bjornerud.


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.


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

November 18th - Dec. 23rd "Art for All Seasons: Annual Membership Show and Club Mud Ceramics Sale. Opening Reception Nov. 18th, 6 - 8:00 p.m.


North Bend Library November


"Memory Quilts" featuring work by fiber artists Kathy McLean and DeAnn Shaw


Artists' Loft, 541-756-4088

Gallery Artists Group Show

East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's)

The Artist Loft Gallery

Sterling Savings Bank

Ink Sketches of local history, lighthouses and more by Vern Barlow

Harry Ritchie's


Raincoast Gallery

Featuring work of many local artists.

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


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.


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

"Symbols, Letters, Words - Text Us" Runs through January 6, 2012.


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.

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




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

Information at 541-756-4088

If you are interested in taking a Chinese Brush Painting class with Darlene Diehl on April 12, 2012, $67 for 5 hours with all supplies provided, please contact Carol Young at 541-260-4573. Class will be held in the Artist Loft classroom.


Brookings Area and more:

various classes are listed at


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

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


Coquille Valley Art Association 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille, OR 541-396-3294

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. - 1 p.m. Thursdays

Ken Means Carving 9 - 12 noon and 6 - 9 p.m. on Wednesdays

Quilting 10 a.m. on Wednesdays

Appliqué 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


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.


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


Gallery on the Bay

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

Lessons in painting pastel by Darrell Sanders.


Heritage Textile Arts Guild

157#A, Pony Village Mall, North Bend

Lessons available in wearables, kitchen linens and gift items.


Manley Art Center, Brookings

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


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


Sage Place, 11th & Elmira, Bandon

For a schedule of classes offered go to:


Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg

1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471 541-672-2532


Dateline Events:


****Saturday, December 3, 2011 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

HarborTown Center, Old Town Bandon

Holiday Craft Fair. This "don't miss it" event features the arts and crafts of some of your favorite Bandon artists including dorothea tortilla, Arlene Tinsley and Joanne Drapkin, and many more. Have fun buying thoughtfully made hand crafted gifts for your friends and family.


****Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th, 2011 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Second Street Gallery, Old Town Bandon 541-347-4133

Featured artists Michael Ousley and Yvonne Ousley. Mike will be demonstrating acrylic painting and Yvonne will be showing how she weaves on a tapestry loom. Check out the beautiful Christmas decorations and gifts, and art, while you are visiting with the Ousleys.


*****Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Port Orford Community Center, Port Orford ESA Christmas Bazaar

The Port Orford Arts Council will be raffling a fabulous gift basket filled with lovely gifts from local artisans at their booth at the ESA Christmas Bazaar.


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

Coquille Valley Artists Association, 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille 541-396-3294

CVAA Holiday Bazaar featuring sales of members work including paintings, photographs, cards, handcrafts, pottery, stained glass and maybe some woodcarvings.


Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th, 2011 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

1417 N. 14th St. Coos Bay, OR 541-260-7205

Holiday Open House: Artful, functional ceramics by Catherine

Walworth,(potter and clay artist) and Unique Jewelry by Matt Vegar.

Something for everyone. Photos available on her Facebook page.


****Monday, December 5, 2011 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Bandon-by-the-Sea Writers' Group Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend. Face Rock Condominium Community Room, just off Beach Loop Drive on Face Rock Drive.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011 2 - 4:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library group is hosting a farewell reception for retiring library director Carol Ventgen. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. For info call 541-266-0150.

------------------------------------------------------------***** Thursday, December 8, 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


Friday, December 9, 2011 5 - 7:00 p.m.

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

Opening Art Reception for "Wood Art Invitational" in the Mabel Hansen Gallery, featuring 10 wood artists: Philip Clausen, Thomas Clevenger, Jim Deardoff, Rick Fox, Steve Kuntz, Kenneth, Kenneth Means, Mitch Rolicheck, Charles Tatum, George Vrana, and Terry Woodall.

"Native American Basket of the South Coast" in the Uno E. Richter Gallery.

And also showing in the Atrium: "Charleston, Images in Paint". Featured artist & curator Charles of Charleston & Cohorts : Joan Goodman Fox, Sally Rolicheck, Sarita Southgate, Jean Adamson, Dutch Mostert, Nancy Berry, Carollee Tucker, Rod Sullens and Curt Hitch. (Organized by Joan Goodman Fox.)

Show runs December 9, 2011 through February 11, 2012


Saturday, December 10, 2011 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and

Sunday, December 11, 2011 12:00 - 5 p.m.

Many Hands Studio, East end of Myrtle Point on Hwy 42 next to the Veterinary. Terry Magill and friends will be selling paintings, originals & prints, jewelry, furniture, cutting boards, etc. and children’s' art. Refreshments and music.


Saturday, December 10, 2011 3 - 5:00 p.m.

Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence 541-997-8980

Artists' Reception and Open House


*****Sunday, December 11, 2011 1 - 3:00 p.m.

Bandon Artist Supply and Gallery, 175 2nd Street, Old Town Bandon

Opening art reception for Michael W. Ousley, and S.L. Donaldson.

Light refreshments.


Calls to Artists:


*****"Artworks NW 2012" (formerly "Hundred Valleys")

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2012

Umpqua Valley Arts Association, 1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471


*****"Photoworks NW 2012" (formerly titled "Best Photo")

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2012

Umpqua Valley Arts Association, 1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471


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 available at

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.


Bandon Library Art Committee is seeking artists for exhibitions in both the Hallway Gallery and the Glass Cases during the 2013. 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 or call 541-329-0530.


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.


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 December 8th. The Mall will provide easels and tables.

Other stores will be doing music and appetizers. There is no fee, no's FREE. Contact Kathy at 541-808-2248.


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

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.

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