Friday, February 24, 2012

Ava Richey's Art News

Please note my new e-mail address


Hello Everyone,

This Monday, February 27th, 12 - 3 p.m., we will paint at Art by the Sea Studio & Gallery in the Continuum Building, next door to Bandon Artist Supply in Old Town Bandon.

Bring your lunch, if you like. There will be a still life set up, or bring your own resource to paint from.

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



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.
February sale at Bandon Artist Supply: Paints 15% off (excluding kits).

NEW Winter Hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 -5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 541-347-4482 or 541-297-6118.
Art Connection is moving to a new location, 245 South Fourth St, (corner of 4th & Anderson) and will open there on April 2nd. In the meantime, inventory reduction sale has items with a red dot at 40% off this week, and 50% off the next week and so on.
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.

Yvonne Ousley has had two Meso-American wool tapestries accepted into the Ancient American Exhibit at LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. The show runs from February 21st to March 26, 2012, with a reception on March 8th at 6:30 p.m.

Congratulations, Yvonne!!
Current Shows:
Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence

Jerry Polder and Mohn McMahan, winners of the LIttle Dickens Miniature Show
Bandon Public Library February 2012

Hallway Gallery: "Island Dreams and Coastal Themes", watercolors & oils by Shawn Tempesta

Cases: Larry Linder's woodcarver collectables.
Chetco Community Library, Brookings

February "Coast to Cactus Country", featuring Pete Chasar

Showcase: "A Collection of Valentines" display by Evelyn Allen
Coos Art Museum 235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay 541-267-3901

Coming March 2nd: Biennial Student Art Exhibit & Vision 12

February BAAA "Artist of the Month" featured in the BAAA display located in the Coos Art Museum lobby is Beth Wegner.
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
Coquille Valley Art Center 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille 541-396-3294

February 13 - March 2, 2012 "The Miniature Show"

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.

February 1st - 24th "Top 21 Paintings from the 46th Fall Transparent Watercolor Society of Oregon Watercolor Show". Also Featured Member Nancy Ericksen Ward, and Work from the Photography at Oregon Committee, and other members' works. Music by West Winds Flute Choir.
Evergreen Court

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


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.
Hawthorne Gallery, 517 Jefferson St., Port Orford

Features "Friends", a series of hot glass sculptures that skillfully depict characters who have stood out in the artist's life in one way or another. Artist is Danny White.
High Tide Cafe, Charleston

Michael William Ousley is showing a display of his Yacht Club works of art . Open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.
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


"The Acrylics of Thomas Moody"

Gallery Theme "Abstracts". Panel Displays: Plein Air Painters Christina Olsen, Sandy Bonney, Eileen Jensen, Philip Wadsworth, Nancy Moore-Hope, the Mudslingers.

the Photo Club presents a slide show of members' works.
Maude Kerns Gallery 1910 East 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 541-345-1571

February 24th - March 23rd Opening reception Feb. 24th, 6 - 8 p.m.

Pportraiture: "Three Twists" Frank Moro, Russ Revok, Mike Sirl
North Bend Library, Conference Room February


Features : Manga Art by Tiffany & Brittany Valdez
Old City Hall-- 99 E. Second Street, Corner of Second & Adams, Coquille

Contact Nella Abbott at 541-824-0779 for 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.
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.
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.

In addition:

******March 1, 2012 through March: 21 award-winning watercolors selected by Juror Ted Nutall of Arizona for the traveling show of the Watercolor Society of Oregon .
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
Art 101, The Purple Yurt, 5 miles south of Bandon on Hwy 101, 541-250-1140 or

Saturdays and Sundays 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.
Art by the Sea, Gallery & Studio 175 2nd St, Old Town Bandon, (next to Bandon Artist Supply)

Monday, April 2, 2012 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Silkscreen Monoprint Class Instructor is Pat Snyder, class fee $45. to register call 541-297-6118.
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.

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

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

Yoga 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.

Palette Knife Technique with Acrylics with Carolyn Le Grande is continuing on Mondays from 2 - 4:00 p.m. Call to see about joining this class.

Susan Lehman's Textures in Collage class has been changed to Sat., March 31st, 10 - 2 p.m. $40 which includes supplies. Beginners through intermediate.

Cartooning with Bandon artist Leo Chiantelli will be offered at the gallery this summer. Students of any age and ability are welcome. Class will be four sessions for $60. Supply list available at the gallery.

The gallery is interested in setting up some children's classes for summer. If you would be interested in teaching a class please contact Jane 541-756-7638.
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.

Fridays: Two Card Classes, one at 10:00 a.m. and the other at 12:30. Sign up ahead of time so a materials packet will be available for you.

Saturday, March 9th: Stampscapes Class with Cathy.
Sage Place, 11th & Elmira, Bandon

For a schedule of classes offered go to:
Southwestern Community College

Brookings: Saturday, April 7, 2012 1 - 5 p.m. "Containers, A Mixed Media Art Workshop". Learn to make a coiled fabric basket and explore containers as art and metaphor. Instructor Linda Mulvany

Gold Beach SWOCC Center (on the fairgrounds) 541-247-2741

Weekly collage class, Tuesdays 4 - 5:30 p.m. April 3rd, 10th, May 8th and 22nd. Rich and varied collage materials furnished to help you explore the possibilities and learn a variety of techniques.

SOCC, Port Orford : Saturday, May 19th, 1 - 5 p.m. "Aspect Dolls: A Mixed Media Art Workshop" Identify different parts of yourself and create mixed media dolls to honor those parts.
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:
*****Saturday, March 3, 2012 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Coquille Valley Art Center, 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille Quilt-a-Thon to make small "care quilts" to be donated to children at risk. All ages of helpers are invited. Those who don't sew can cut, iron and tie knots. Refreshments served. Contact Carolyn for more information at 541-439-2425.
Sunday, March 4, 2012 1 - 3 p.m.

Evergreen Court on the Campus of Baycrest Village, 4510 O'Connell Street, North Bend

Opening reception for the Plein Air Painters Exhibition featuring painters from Oregon's Bay Area and Bandon. Please join us for art, food and friends.
Thursdays. No meetings until March

Gold Beach Episcopal Church Easternmost end of Moore Street.

Figure Drawing. To confirm & for more information contact Alexandra
Calls to Artists:
*****2012 Southcoast Wood Carvers 21st Show & Sale will be held Saturday, March 24th & 25th at the North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway.

There will be 50 spaces available for woodcarvers to sell or display. For more information contact Ken Means at 541-396-4501 or
*****March 2, 2012 application receipt deadline

Art on Broadway, 12570 SW Broadway, Beaverton, OR is calling for entries of original artwork for their "Oregon Originals" Guest Show which runs March and April, 2012. $25 for up to two entries. Art to be delivered, (no digital entries for judging).

For more information see:
*****March 5, 2012 Postmark Deadline

Emerald Art Center, 500 Main Street, Springfield, OR Emerald "Spring Exhibition" National Juried Show. Cash awards of at least $6000 will be announced at the opening of the show.--14 paintings will be selected for cash awards. $35 entry fee for 1 or 2, $10 for each additional. Show runs May 1 - June 1, 2012. Juror is nationally known pastelist Dawn Emerson.
******Deadline March 23, 2012 to return application for Yachats: Crafts on the Coast 15th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival, which runs May 26-27th, 2012, AND Crafts on the Coast 15th Annual Harvest & Holidays Arts & Crafts Festival Nov. 3-4th, 2012.

Call 541-547-4738 for application packet for both events.

First time participants are welcomed, and demonstrations of arts and crafts are appreciated. Festivals are juried separately with the May event juried at the end of March, and the Nov. event juried in August.

70 exhibitors of exceptional, gallery quality crafts, fine arts and gourmet food products from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
*****April 14, 2012 postmark deadline

Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay,

19th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition. Show runs July 14 - September 22, 2012. $35 for up to 3 entries. Go to above website for prospectus and entry application.
Postmark Deadline March 5, 2012

Sequim Arts is seeking entries for its 36th Annual Juried Art Exhibit to be held at the Museum & Arts Center, Sequim, WA. Exhibition dates May 1 - 27th.

Cash and merchandise prizes totaling over $1500. Open to all adult artists. All work must be original in interpretation and composition, not copied from copyright or published art or executed in a supervised class, and must be for sale. Entries are $20 for the first entry, additional $5 each up to five entries. 360-681-4884
Deadline May 16, 2012 at 5 p.m.

Career Opportunity Grants, available from Oregon Arts Commission, help support individual Oregon artists by enabling them to take advantage of unique opportunities to enhance their careers through the development of arts, business or professional skills; expanded marketing capacity and/or the further development of the nature or quality of their artwork.

Grant amounts may range from $300 - $1500. A new collaboration with The Ford Family Foundation is now included with the application. To apply, visit http://www.oregonartscommission.ort/content/grants/ For more information call Shannon Planchon at 503-229-6062.
Deadline March 19, 2012

Artists are invited to apply to display their works at the third annual Sunriver Art Faire. Limited to 60 exhibitors, the juried show will be held August 10 - 12th. Submit applications at For more information visit
Deadline February 29, 2012 5 p.m.

2012 Art Contest to Benefit New ODFW (Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife) Habitat Conservation Stamp

Artwork must feature one of the fish or wildlife species identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy in its respective strategy habitat. Announcement:

List of Species:
Deadline April 16, 2012 for postmark and/or hand delivery of application and fee.

"Exposure 2012" Photography Only show. Florence Events Center

Show runs April 30th - June 28th, 2012 $20 per rod, rod hold 3 photographs. For guidelines and application:
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2012

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

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

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