Friday, March 16, 2012

Ava Richey's Art News

Please note my new e-mail address


Hello Everyone,

This Monday, March 19, 12 - 3 p.m. the paintout/in will be at Rancho Viejo Mexican Restaurant.

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



Please don't forget :Sat, March 17th, 5 - 8 p.m. art opening at Triangle Square Gallery, Port Orford

and Sun. March 18th, 2 - 4 p.m. art opening for the Abstract Enthusiasm show at BLACK MARKET GOURMET in Coos Bay. See more information under current shows below.


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.


Bandon Artist Supply, winter hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 -5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 541-347-4482 or 541-297-6118.


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 Susan Lehman who has had a book accepted into the Illahe Studio & Gallery's upcoming Artists Book Show, which runs from April 6 - 28th. Opening reception is Friday, April 6th, 5 - 8 p.m. Illahe Studios & Gallery, 215 Fourth St. Ashland, OR 97520 541-488-5072

Susan Lehman also had two collages pieces accepted into the Northwest Collage Society Spring Exhibition at the Rob Schouten Gallery on Whidbey Island, Greenbank, WA Show runs March 2 - April 4, 2012

Congratulations to Pat Snyder who recently had two collages accepted into the juried Northwest Collage Society Spring Exhibition at the Rob Schouten Gallery on Whidbey Island, Greenbank, WA. Show runs March 2 - April 4, 2012.


Current Shows:


Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence

Kathryn Damon-Dawson is the featured March artist.


Bandon Public Library March 2012

Angela Cardas-Meredith, "Weddings as Art".


Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central Ave, Coos Bay. Open Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 541-269-0194

March 1st - April 30th "Abstract Enthusiasm" featuring art of Robin Jenkins, Sarita Southgate, and Mike Holm. fundraiser for Children's Art Education Programs at the Coos Art Museum. 60% of proceeds go directly to support this effort.

Reception is Saturday, March 18th, 2 - 4 p.m.


Chetco Community Library, Brookings March

******Features Audi Stanton's "Chasing Challenges in Paint". You will see several styles of Audi's diverse artwork at the Library.


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

2012 Biennial Student Art Exhibit & Vision 12 High School Art Competition.

BAAA Artist of the Month for March is Shirley MacLean showing in the Lobby of the Coos Art Museum


Coos Bay Library 525 West Anderson, Coos Bay


Wall Display and Lobby: Coos Sand & Sea Quilters' Quilts


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

March 14 - April 13th "The 7th Annual Young Artists Show"

Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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


Crystal Dolphin Gallery

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

ArtWalk, March 8th, 5 - 8 p.m. Features wood artists Ed Butler, Bernice Martin, Robert McHaney and Jack Dohallow. During ArtWalk there will be a 15% off sale on these artists showings. Snacks, tea and coffee available.


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 28 - March 31st: Photographsy by Bruce Barnbaum, plus featured members: Gladys Bacon Rust, "From the Southwest to the Northwest", and Chuck Roehrich, "Back to The Basics."


Evergreen Court

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


Bay Area and Bandon Plein Air Artists Show.


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: March show features "Tactile Expressions". Textiles, fiber art and the work of local painters.

"Public Hanging" in Gallery 5, through April 30th.


Gallery by the Bay 2100 Union Ave, North Bend

****Will re-open for April 12th ArtWalk. 5 - 7 p.m.

Kay Van Wart--Mixed media and Watercolor; Pamela Rose--exhuberant acrylics; Ina Christensen--pastel, watercolor, pen & ink paintings; Matt Vegar from Dragonclaw Studio--one of a kind jewelry pieces. Art, conversation, music and finger food.


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.


Keizer Art Association, 980 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer, OR

21st Annual Colored Pencil Exhibition April 7 - 30, 2012 Th & Fri, 1 - 4 p.m., Sat. 10 - 4 p.m.

Presented by the Colored Pencil Society of America District Chapter 201


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.


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


Artist of the month is Buzz Stewart, showing watercolors. He will be demonstrating at the Saturday, March 10th artwalk in Brookings.


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

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

Portraiture: "Three Twists" Frank Moro, Russ Revok, Mike Sirl


MECCA (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts), 449 Willamette Street, Eugene presents "Museum of Awesome", a Collage show that touches on science, a solo show by Marilyn Kent. Show runs through March.


North Bend Library, Conference Room March


Features : Josie Reid watercolors (open for ArtWalk, Thurs. March 8th.


Old City Hall-- 99 E. Second Street, Corner of Second & Adams, Coquille

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

Saturday, March 17th "Metbros" Irish music, 7:00 p.m., $10 Check out the website

Tickets available at Orcoast Music on Newmark in Coos Bay, and in Coquille at the Sentinel Newspaper office, and the Coquille Chamber of Commerce.


Pony Village Mall:

ArtWalk: Various artists showing at tables in lobby areas near Katherine's and Harry Ritchie Jewelers, Cone 9, Heritage Textile Arts Guild, Rose Palette, East Wing art wall, and Artists Loft. 541-756-1989

Look for Rick Fox and his wonderful wood art!

Also in the Mall:

Artists' Loft, 541-756-4088

Features Guest Artists: "The Bigger, The Better" show..opens on ArtWalk, Thursday, March 8th.

East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's) Oils by Frank Turner

Sterling Savings Bank

Paintings by Jean Adamson

Harry Ritchie's Jewelers: Catherine Walworth is the March featured artist.


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 541-888-5558

March 3rd - 31st Features "Tropism", S.L. Donaldson's vibrant acrylic and ink paintings convey impacts of various stimuli. Opening rescheduled to March 17th


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 .


Triangle Square Gallery 343 6th Avenue, Port Orford, OR

Celebrating the art of Janet Pretti and David Woof Opening Saturday, March 17th 5-8 p.m.


Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1625 W. Harvard, Roseburg


Opening March 9th: AMBUS Group Exhibit, featuring the works of Southern Oregon Artists will be opening in the Red Gallery. The Umpqua Valley Watercolor Artists' "Water, Water Everywhere" show will be in the Corridor Gallery. The Plein Air Painters of the Umpqua Group Exhibit will be in Gallery II. The Student Gallery will feature work by the students of Oakland High School. Shows run through May 5th.


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) 541-297-6118

Pastel Painting Classes with Arlene Tinsley & Ava Richey

Fridays, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. starting March 9th. Classis 4 Friday evenings in March. $15 per session.


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 Class is full, but you can go on a waiting list..


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 April . Call for information.

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)

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.


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.


Please email for available openings, complete class descriptions or any questions


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 & Sunday, March 24th & 25th,

2012 Southcoast Wood Carvers 21st Show & Sale at North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway.



Gold Beach Episcopal Church Easternmost end of Moore Street.

Figure Drawing. To confirm & for more information contact Alexandra


Calls to Artists:


******2012 Azalia Festival Art Show Presented by Pelican Bay Artists Assn., Brookings, OR

For more information:


Deadline April 16, 2012

Florence Events Center, Photographers invited to enter "Exposure 2012!"

Photographers from Florence, the Oregon coast, and across the Willamette Valley are invited to display their work in “Exposure 2012,” a show which will be up through May and June in Gallery Five at the Florence Events Center.

Each photographer may enter up to three pieces in the show for a one-time entry fee of $20. All photographs must be properly mounted, framed and wired, ready to hang. Maximum width is 30”. All photographs must be available for sale. If a piece sells during the show, the photographer may replace it at no additional fee.

Photographs must be delivered to the FEC in person on Monday, April 30, and picked up on Thursday, June 28. An artist’s reception will be held in the gallery after the show opens and is hosted by the FEC.

Applications are available online at Click on the Community link to download. Applications are also available at the FEC, Digital Dunes Photography and at the Siuslaw Public Library.


Application deadline June 1, 2012 5:00 p.m.

The City of Ashland Public Art Commission is seeking an artist(s) to create site-specific art as part of the Ashland Fire Station No. 2 replacement. The Fire Station is located at 1860 Ashland Street. This opportunity is open to established professional artists living in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and California.)


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


Delivery deadline 'the last week of March'

Easay Lane Frames & Select Gallery Call to Artists for "The Color of Spring". Open to all, no entry fee, no size limitation. For more information call 541-756-7638.


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.


The Spring Show: (April, May, June): “WEATHER REPORT”

Drop off Date is Wednesday, April 4th. Opening reception Sunday, April 8th from 1 -3 p.m.

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.


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.


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 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: 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.


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.

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


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 April 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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