Friday, January 27, 2012

Ava Richey's Art News

Hello Everyone,

This Monday, January 30, we will meet Old Town Pizza.  12 - 3 p.m.   

Hope to see you there.

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


******This is a farewell, and a salute to our wonderful friend and artist, Dr. Len Rosen.  He passed away January 15.  Len painted with our plein air groups off and on up through last year.  He was truly the youngest 95 year old person I have known. 
After college, military service, and a 35 year career as a psychologist, he retired and entered and graduated from the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, then experienced another career as an artist.  After moving to California he was a member of the Central Coast Art Association in Carmel, then was chairman of the Seaside Art Commission for several years.  He earned many awards and accolades.
He and his wife Tonya moved to Bandon in 2004.  In addition to painting and sketching, he loved being involved with ham radio.  His warmth and kindness will be missed, as well as his good critiques and observations that he shared with fellow painters.  Our condolences to Tonya and the rest of his family.  Thanks, Len, for showing us that age doesn't matter---finding what you love and doing it matters.
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.

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:

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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 and 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.  
Bandon Public Library    February 2012    
*****Hallway Gallery: "Island Dreams and Coastal Themes", watercolors & oils by Shawn Tempesta
******Cases: Larry Linder's woodcarver collectables.
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 : Hope Sessions, 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
****February BAAA "Artist of the Month" featured in the BAAA display located in the Coos Art Museum lobby is Beth Wegner.
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    "The Coquille River"--selected acrylic & ink paintings celebrating the flora & fauna of the Coquille River by SL Donaldson
*****Lobby:    Pottery by Catherine Walworth
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.
****February 6 - March 30  "Winter Wonder", Reception Friday, Feb. 10th, 2-4 p.m.
Emerald Art Center
500 Main Street, Springfield  11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Jan 3 - 27th "Four Seasons of Plein Air, Painting the Year Around." 
Evergreen Court
Evergreen Court, Baycrest Village, 451 O'Connell St., North Bend, OR
Fairbanks Gallery  located on campus at OSU in Corvallis.  Free, open to the public Mon.- Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fridays 8 - 12 noon.  Contact Douglas Russell at 541-737-5009, or
Mark Newport "Alter Egos".  Hand-knit superhero costumes, embroidered comic book covers and digital prints.  January 17 - February 8, 2012
Florence Events Center
715 Quince Street, Florence  Call for more info at 541-997-1994
Gallery One:  "Water Media Artists" display of 16 Watercolor Society of Oregon members. 
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
"Shaping Visions", work by Craig S. Holmes and Maude I. Kerns  Show runs through February 10th.  Saturday, Jan. 28th, 2 - 4 p.m. there will be a Discussion of the show.
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.   ---------------------------------------
Old City Hall--  99 E. Second Street, Corner of Second & Adams, Coquille   
January 2012:    "TIME" -- A Statewide Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art.
The first of a series of art/music events in 2012 to celebrate CENTENNIAL 1912- 2012 in Coquille:
February 12, 2012  2:00 p.m.  A multimedia show with Jack Ponting.  20 art pieces and 100 minutes of original music.  $10 per person--prepaid reservations required at the door.  Contact Nella Abbott at 541-824-0779 for reservations and information.
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, features jewelry by Hester Solsang.  Guest Artist--watercolors by Cindy Horner
East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's)
Photography--local color and other works by Dan Hull 
Sterling Savings Bank
Fabulous Oils by Carol Turner
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! 
Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1625 W. Harvard, Roseburg   
*****Through March 2, 2012   "Student Art Show", 500 works in a variety of media fill all six UVAA gallery spaces.
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
****Feb.11 "Valentine's Wine and Art Show"  no cover, no-host wine bar.  Live auction of art, 10% of proceeds go to Coastal Harvest.
Art 101, The Purple Yurt, 5 miles south of Bandon on Hwy 101, 541-250-1140 or 
****Saturdays and Sundays, beginning January 21st & 22nd, 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Volunteer Workshops to build "Leo the Leopard Shark"  Have a hand in constructing the newest member of the Washed Ashore family.  This work is designed to permanently reside at the Chula Vista Nataure Center in San Diego, CA.  The sculpture consists of 100% ocean going debris (plastics and more).  Help inspire others to do something about this problem by building this eye-catching sculpture.

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.
Friday, February 3, 2012  Golden Acrylics and the New Inventions with Corrine Loomis Dietz  7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 4, 2012  Acrylic's Seductive Surfaces and Palettes of Pigment with Corrine Loomis Dietz  10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday, April 3, 4, 5th, 2012  Watercolor from Start to Finish with Judy Morris  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturdays, May 12th & 19th: Paper Arts with Holly Rodenkirk and Mary Cervantes  10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Coquille Valley Art Association   10144 Hwy 42, Coquille, OR  541-396-3294
Painting with Pat Weaver
10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesdays & Wednesdays    Pat's classes cancelled for now due to illness..
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 with Larry Roberts  9-12 Mondays  541-396-2579
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       
Fiber Arts 
10 a.m. on Fridays 
6 p.m.  Mondays  No Classes during January or February.
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.
"Cartooning" with Leo Chiantelli, Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30, Jan. 26 - Feb. 16th.
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)
3-5 p.m.: Figure Drawing with Model, $25
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.
Gold Beach SWOCC Center (on the fairgrounds) 541-247-2741
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 Carnival575 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 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.   For registration and information contact  There are still two spaces open in this class--register now if you would like to participate.
Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg
1624 W. Harvard,
Roseburg, OR 97471  541-672-2532
Wright's Custom Framing  910 Chetco Ave, Brookings  541-469-7625
Drop in Art Workshop every Friday Afternoon  1 - 4 p.m.
Individual instruction in any medium; demonstrations in various mediums; critiques of completed work and works in progress.  $12 per session.  Just drop in and bring something you would like to work on, or need help with.  Each week something new is presented during demonstrations.
Dateline Events:
*****Sunday, January 29, 2012  1 - 4 p.m.
Roaring Sea Arts Open House: Display art or create on the spot.  Musicians include Kammeroque Ensemble, Strider Kachelein and others.  Also poetry and prose. New musicians and artists welcome. Refreshments, potluck snacks. Call Donna at 332-4444 or Suzanne at 332-0540.
**** No meetings until March
Gold Beach Episcopal Church  Easternmost end of Moore Street.
Figure Drawing.  To confirm & for more information contact Alexandra
******February 4 - March 18, 2012
Second Street Gallery, Old Town Bandon  541-347-4188
 features annual "Wall of Opportunity" with 50% off regular sales price of local artists' work including 2-d, jewelry, pottery, glass, greeting cards and books.  Inventory changes weekly.
******Saturday, February 11, 2012   11:00 a.m.
Bay Area Artists Association monthly meeting features Pamela Rose Hughes presenting a program called "Learning How to See".  NEW MEETING LOCATION at Pony Village Mall in North Bend, in the space next to Heritage Textile Guild (near Macy's).
Saturday, February 11, 2012    3 - 5:00 p.m.
Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Old Town Florence OR. 541-997-8980
GALA reception with featured artist Mary Beers.

Calls to Artists:
Deadline February 29, 2012
Applications for members of the local arts to apply for grants from the Coos County Cultural Coalition are due by Feb. 29th.  They have $11,000 in available funds.  For more information  
Deadline for Entries February 16, 2012
Northwest Watercolor Society's 72nd Annua International Open Exhibition (you don't have to be a member to enter)  for prospectus.  Juror is Thomas Schaller  Over $10,000 in awards.
 Application Deadline February 1, 2012
Illahe Studios & Gallery, 215 Fourth St., Ashland, OR 97520  541-488-5072
Third Annual Artist Book Exhibit  April 6 - 28, 2012
"April is National Poetry Month and we would like to celebrate the art of the word, in the form of Artist Books.  Works submitted should display original design and execution."
We are defining "artist books" as original works of art created as a book.  One of a kind books or works from small editions and may be based in any of the following mediums or combinations of mediums: poetry, prose, printmaking, painting, calligraphy, mixed media, photography, sculpture, textile, found objects, and letterpress printing.  For this show we will not be accepting blank books or journals.  Submitted work must have been created within the past two years.
Must be ready to exhibit and sell.  Works may not exceed 16" x 16" x 24".  Maximum of three pieces may be submitted for review.
For more information:
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   for Pdf prospectus download.
Annual juried artists' book exhibition.  Show runs 4/20 - 6/02/2012.
 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

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 &
Eugene.  Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F,
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.
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,
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.
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
February 9th. 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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