Saturday, December 24, 2011

Ava Richey's Art News

Hello Everyone,
I'd like to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas, happy Winter Solstice, happy Hanukkah, or other enjoyable ways to celebrate life and 2011.  Ponder gratitude, peace, and goodwill to fellow humans.
May you have a very productive and satisfying 2012, with much creating.
Due to our busy lives during this holiday period we will take a break.  No Monday Paintouts until Monday, January 9th, 2012.
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.  :)
p.s.  I urge you to join, or renew your membership in the Coos Art Museum
And if you haven't yet seen their current show,  it is really something..don't miss it.  :)
 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.
Check out John's discounted art gift packages (great for youth and beginning artists) at Bandon Artist Supply starting Friday, December 15th.  541-347-4482.  Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. except closed Sun. and 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.
Congratulations to J. M. Steele of Gold Beach, OR.  Two of her paintings have been accepted into the prestigious Mountain Oyster Club's 42nd Annual Art Show this year, held in Tuscon, Az.  Show runs Nov. 20th - Jan. 2012.  Both paintings were sold. 
To see the show go to  and also see a demonstration of her painting "Backlit Bovine", one of the paintings accepted into the show.
Current Shows:

"The Little Dickens" miniature art show, 59 works on display
at the Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence

Bandon Artist Supply  through January

"Rural Farm Delivery"
is a vibrant show featuring acrylic and ink paintings & cards
by S L Donaldson, and acrylic paints by Michael W. Ousley.


Bandon Public Library  December 1 - 31, 2011Hallway 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    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 and curator Charles of Charleston and 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
December featured in the BAAA  "Artist of the Month" display in the lobby of the Coos Art Museum is Laurie K. Levitan
Coos Bay Library        December
Fiber & Fabric Art by Elizabeth Brende
Coquille Valley Art Center   10144 Hwy 42, Coquille
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.  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   
November 18th - Dec. 23rd   "Art for All Seasons: Annual Membership Show"
North Bend Library   December
541-756-0400   http://www.northbendlibrary.orgPaintings by Bernard Sherwood in the Conference Room.
Old City Hall--Coquille   runs through January 2012
"TIME" -- A Statewide Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art.
Pony Village Mall
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
Port Orford Library  December
Watercolor Society of Oregon traveling show features 20 winners selected by juror Ted Nuttall, plus the People's Choice painting. 
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.  
***Artists in this show--Please pick up your digital art ON Friday, December 30th.
Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1625 W. Harvard, Roseburg 
"Symbols, Letters, Words - Text Us"  
Runs through January 6, 2012.
U.S. Bank--Coquille
Works by Joanne Drapkin; Victoria Tierney's paintings of Coos County Parks for the 30 Parks by 30 Artists Show; selected works from "TIME" - A Statewide Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art.
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.
Bay Be, located in Charleston, next door to High Tide Cafe
is now open and offers licensed childcare for kids 3 yrs & up with a focus on nature and art projects.  ALSO offer workshops for adults--making lip balm, jewelry, knitting and yoga.
Drop-in Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with only $5 and 5 minutes we can help you create a craft such as paper, a candle, a willow basket, driftwood sculpture or bird feeder.
541-888-3265,   Find us on Facebook.
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 and Wednesdays   No class Dec. 14 - Jan. 17.
Painting with Anna Crosby 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Thursdays and Fridays     No class Dec. 29 - 30.
Painting/Drawing  10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mondays       
No class on Dec. 26th and Jan. 2nd.
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 
No class Dec. 28th.
Quilting  10 a.m. on Wednesdays
Appliqu√©  10 a.m.  Tuesdays
Stained Glass 2:30 - 5:30  Mondays   and  9:30 - 12:30  Fridays
Fiber Arts  10 a.m.  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
Oil Painting classes by Carol Turner, 2:30 - 5:30 Mondays, $20 per class.  You can reach Carol at 541-396-5373 for information on other classes as well.
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:
******* Wednesday, December 28, 2011  5 - 7 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Old Town Florence OR. 541-997-8980
After hours reception featuring live music--Robin DeVour on the keyboard, Ken Mace on bass, Nate Kaplan on drums, and singer Mary Beers who also creates unique rings, necklaces, earrings and more.  She will be the featured artist in January.  Little Dickens show runs through January 2nd.  Books on sale by artist Katheryn Davis.
 ***** Thursday, December 29, 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
******Sunday, January 15, 2012   1 - 3 p.m.
Southern Coos Hospital and Care Center, 900 SE 11th St, Bandon
Opening reception for "Down on the Farm".  Live music by "Slow Ponies", refreshments and ART!  The show is sponsored by AVK Arts, and runs through March 2012.

Calls to Artists:
*****Deadline 1/31/12  Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO   for Pdf prospectus download.
Annual juried artists' book exhibition. 
Show runs 4/20 - 6/02/2012.
 The Winter Show: (January, February, March -2012): 
“DOWN ON THE FARM”    Drop off art entries for hanging at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11th
Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon
From Victoria Tierney:  
 Victoria Tierney and Susan Lehman, who are organizing the exhibit, are looking for works by local artists, and are  also interested in showing works from local private collections.  If you have a piece that fits into the theme, you can contact Tierney by email at  or telephone 541-347-9862.  The works will have to be brought to the hospital on Wednesday, January 11th at 9 am.  The show itself will open on Sunday , January 15th with a reception from 1-3 pm, featuring music by Shannon and Susan Applegate and friends, with their group "THE SLOW PONIES."  The show, which is sponsored by A.V.K. Arts, will remain on display through March of 2012.

 Deadline February 4, 2012 for  Expressions West 2012
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, 97420,  541-267-3901
Cash Awards (not purchase prizes), 13 Western States --painters may submit up to three entries in one or more of four media: oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor.
For prospectus and entry form contact the website:  or address/phone above.
 Deadline for entry is February 10, 2012
Maude Kerns Art Center      "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  http://www.mkartcenter.orgor 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 and Villard), Eugene. 
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F,
Saturday-- noon - 4 p.m.
Submission Deadline:  February 28, 2012
"Artworks NW 2012" (formerly "Hundred Valleys")
Umpqua Valley Arts Association,
1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471

"Photoworks NW 2012" (formerly titled "Best Photo")
Umpqua Valley Arts Association,
1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2012
Maude Kerns Art Center’s
Call for Artists: 2013-2014
Exhibits Schedule 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.
Umpqua Valley Arts Association , Roseburg
44th Annual Summer Arts Festival, scheduled for Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th, 2012.
Look on their website: starting in January for applications for booths for artists, crafters, food vendors and entertainers.
This is an established, major cultural event in the Umpqua Valley drawing artists and crafters from across the U.S. for the 3 day festival with live music, food from local vendors, and lots of art.  The event draws over 16,000 visitors of all ages.  Proceeds benefit the UVAA's arts-in-education programs, bringing art instruction to elementary school children in Douglas County.
Those with questions are encouraged to consult the FAQ document posted on  or contact the UVAA by phone at 541-672-2532.
 Bandon Area Open Artist Studio Tour
October 2012!!!       IDEAS and Participants wanted! Your input needed now for advance planning!

Contact Susan Lehman at
The Artists' Village, McMinnville, OR  
Saturday and Sunday, July 14th and 15th, 2012
The McMinnville Sunrise Rotary Club is hosting their 4th Annual Artists' Village. Funds raised from this event go to help develop the arts and help Oregon artists with this event. 
This is a juried event to obtain a booth at this show in order to sell your work.  10 ' x 10' booth under a tent, $100 for both days.  Jurying fee will be non-refundable $25.  Best in Show cash prizes total $1000.
They are looking for a variety of fine art participants including painting, sculpture, pottery, metalwork, dance, music and readings.
Information and applications will be posted in January on their website:  
Their email contact is
The Spring Show: (April, May, June): “WEATHER REPORT”
Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon
Works inspired by the South Coast WeatherWe’re a land of wild winds, torrential rains, glorious sunsets, rainbows,  waving grasses, threatening clouds and churning (or shining) seas----all  fair game for our local artists and photographers.  No snapshots please. If you have a really fine photo it must be matted and framed and ready for hanging.
Any questions check with Ava Richey at Bandon Art Supply or call Victoria Tierney or Susan Lehman at 541-347-9888.
The Summer Show: (July, August, September): “GAMES PEOPLE PLAY”
Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon
It was Crystal Landucci’s impressive collection of games of Chinese checkers  that inspired this one.  We’re looking for board games of all sorts that can be mounted on the walls; your own inventions would be great too……you’ve got a little while to work on this one so start inlaying those chess boards or drilling those cribbage sets….(fashioning those dominos?). This should be a really fun exhibit for the summer and we hope it will combine collectibles and the fruits of your imagination.
The Fall Show: (October, November, December)
Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon
Paintings and Journals created by the travelers amongst us.  We already have some folks in mind but if you have some work you think might fit in, please let us know.
Summer Boardwalk Show at Bandon waterfront:
It’s The Year of the Dragon, so start planning now!
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.
 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 January 12th. 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.

Submission Deadline:  February 28, 2012

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