Friday, January 6, 2012

Ava Richey's Art News

Hello Everyone,

Join the Plein Air painters for lunch and/or painting this Monday, January 9th, 2012 at Old Bandon Golf Links, 12 - 3 p.m. Maybe it will be nice enough to paint outdoors. The forecast says high of 61 degrees.

It is located east of (directly behind) the Best Western Inn at Face Rock on Beach Loop Drive. Turn into their parking lot and follow the golf course signs to the clubhouse.

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. :)




Art Information:


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

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


****Ad: For Sale: Amaco Clay & Craft Oven Used Once Cost $63. Make offer, will consider barter. Contact

****Art in the Mountains Workshop in Bend, OR-- Watercolorist Charles Reid, June 11 - 15th three spaces left. If you are going and want to ride with another artist, contact Linda at

****Rosie's Art Carnival, Florence "Used Sale", Jan. 24 -28th This is your chance to sell your gently used stamp and scraping materials, and to buy used at garage sale prices.


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 Victoria Hodgetts Tierney who has work currently on display at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA. It is a photograph of an installation piece she did with Judy Chicago's Woman House project in the early 1970's. Victoria's part of the project was called Nurturant Kitchen..

Victoria has a wonderful past filled with art and the making of it, as well as her current and future art endeavors. She also works hard to provide spaces for other artists to show their work. She is a wonderful asset to our art community.


Current Shows:


Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence

Opening reception for Mary Beers' beaded jewelry and jeweled objects. January 14, 2012


Bandon Artist Supply 175 2nd Street in Old Town, on the PedWay. 541-347-4482.

Through January

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


Bandon Public Library January 1- 31, 2012

Hallway Gallery: "Nature's Way", oils & pastels by Vicki Afatati.

Cases: Patricia Davidson's small framed photos of Southern Oregon Coast.


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 & 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

January BAAA "Artist of the Month" featured in the BAAA display in the lobby of the Coos Art Museum is Sherry Howk.


Coos Bay Library 525 West Anderson, Coos Bay


*****Wall Display : David Castleberry--Vibrant paintings of nature

******Case Display: Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association


Coquille Valley Art Center 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille 541-396-3294

January 9th - 31st

"Oregon the Beautiful" featuring artists from various departments of the Art Center. Hours are Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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


Easy Lane Frames & Select Gallery

3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

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


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



Florence Events Center

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


Langlois Public Library 48234 Hwy 101, Langlois, OR 97450

Hours: Mon. 11a.m.-2 p.m., Tues-Fri. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Paintings of Sheila Oberg continue into the new year.


Manley Art Center 433 Oak Street, Brookings, OR 541-469-1807

Watercolor Society of Oregon traveling watercolor show.


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


North Bend Library, Conference Room January 541-756-0400

Features : "Ontogeny" --A new series of acrylic and ink paintings that use color and form to explore organism development, by artist S L Donaldson. Artist's reception is scheduled for ArtWalk night, Thursday, January 12th. 5 - 8:00 p.m.


Old City Hall--Coquille runs through January 2012

"TIME" -- A Statewide Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art.


Pony Village Mall:

ArtWalk: Various artists showing at tables in lobby areas near Katherine's and Harry Ritchie Jewelers. and Artists Loft.

Also in the Mall:

Artists' Loft, 541-756-4088

Gallery Artists Group Show

East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's)

The Artist Loft Gallery

Sterling Savings Bank

Artists Loft members' paintings


Port Orford Library January-March

Paintings by Susan Lehman, Jane Schmaltz and Ava Richey


Raincoast Gallery

Featuring work of many local artists.

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


South Slough Interpretive Center, Charleston -- in the William Q. Wick Auditorium

January 7 - February 29, 2012

Graphite renderings of birds and wildlife by Lance Cox.


January 11th through March, 2012

Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center

"Down on the Farm" features agriculture related art. Don't miss it! Artists' Opening Reception Sunday, January 15th from 1 - 3:00 p.m.


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


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.

Beginning Watercolor with Carol Young, for info call 541-260-4573.


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 & Wednesdays No class Dec. 14 - Jan. 17.

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 - 5:00 and another at 6 - 9 p.m. Mondays and Fridays 9:30 - 12:30 New Class starts Jan. 9th.

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.

"Using the Pouring Technique in Watercolor" starts January 9th with Sherry Howk

"Cartooning" with Leo Chiantelli, Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30, Jan. 26 - Feb. 16th.

"Silk Paper" --a how-to class with Liz Brende. Workshop Thurs. Jan. 19th from 1 - 3:00 p.m.

****"Creating Textures in Collage with Susan Lehman, Feb.18th, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

****Palette Knife Technique with Acrylics with Carolyn Le Grande, 4 week class in February.


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.


Rosie's Art Carnival, 575 B Hwy 101, Florence

New Classes: e-mail for more information.


Sage Place, 11th & Elmira, Bandon

For a schedule of classes offered go to:


"Studio t" in Bandon presents:

\Art Doll Workshop! with dorothea tortilla on Sunday, January 22, 2012. 1 - 5:00 p.m. 4 hours/$45/Includes Materials. No sewing skills required. Learn fabric techniques including painting, stamping, inks and transfers while creating one of a kind fantasy art dolls. Deadline to Register is January 14th. Contact for registration and information.

Art Journaling Play Day! with Susan Lehman on Sunday, February 5, 2012. 1 - 4:00 p.m. 3 hours/$35/includes all materials except a journal. Bring a blank book no larger than 12"x16" and get creative. You will be altering photos, stitching and weaving things onto the pages, writing to prompts, doodling, stamping, stenciling and more. Deadline to register is January 27, 2012. For registration and information contact


Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg

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

Dateline Events:


DELIVERY DATE: Wednesday, Januaary 11, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Artists: please deliver paintings to Southern Coos Hospital for the "Down on the Farm Show, if you plan to participate.


Thursday, January 12, 2012 5 - 8:00 p.m.

ArtWalk: a self guided tour of various art venues. Map locations available at


***** Thursday, January 12, 2012 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


*****Saturday, January 14, 2012 10:30 a.m.

Rosie's Art Carnival, Florence

Artist Trading Card Swap


******Saturday, January 14, 2012 4 - 7:00 p.m.

Second Saturday Art Walk, downtown Brookings. Many venues, Art, entertainment, delicious food and interesting people.


Saturday, January 14, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Eden Hall on SOCC campus, Coos Bay.

Bay Area Artists Association monthly meeting. Presentation features Yvonne Ousley demonstrating and leading a group participation hands-on fiber project.. Bring small amounts of yarn with you, if you like. Public welcome. For information contact Sherry Howk at 541-404-5059.


Saturday, January 14, 2012 3-5:00 p.m.

Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Old Town Florence OR. 541-997-8980

Opening reception for Mary Beers' beaded jewelry and jeweled objects.


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:


Delivery Deadline January 30th - February 1, 2012

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

Show theme is "Winter Wonder". All welcome, no fee, enter one piece of artwork that reflects the color, temperature or feeling of winter. Show runs Feb. 2 - March 30.


Deadline 1/31/12 Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

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

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.


Submission Deadline: February 28, 2012

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

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


Submission Deadline: February 28, 2012

"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 & Participants wanted!

Your input needed now for advance planning!

Contact Susan Lehman at

The Artists' Village, McMinnville, OR Saturday & Sunday, July 14th & 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 Weather. We’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) “WHAT I DID ON MY VACATION”

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.

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