Sunday, April 29, 2012

Expressions West Reception


The Big Boss was everywhere...


There were spontaneous board meetings on the spot...


Without Charles an opening is just another day...


the Figures by Four show was fantastic...


With artist and model taking a look...


The local Glitterati came...


MWO and Yvonne took in the show...



Super Star artist Kim Wurster and Scott stopped by...


With all that to see its a good thing there were refreshments apleanty!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ava Richey's Art News


Please note my new e-mail address yarnfarm@frontier.com

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Hello Everyone,

This Monday, April 30th, 12 - 3 p.m. the paintout/in will be at Art by the

Sea in Old Town Bandon, in the Continuum Building, next door to Bandon

Artist Supply.

On Monday, May 7th, 12 -3 p.m, the paintout/in will be held at Old Bandon Golf Links.

Please show up and support Kim and the gang while painting. Thanks.

My phone number 541-297-6118.


Thanks!

Ava

*****Don't forget the opening reception for Coos Art Museum's Expressions West Show, and other shows on Friday, 5 - 7 p.m.

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Art Information:

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

Art by the Sea Studio and Gallery, in the Continuum Building/Old Town

Bandon. Open every day except Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wall art, prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, etc. of local South Coast artists.

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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.

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Congratulations Susan Lehman! If you are in the Ashland area please drop in to Illahe Studios and Gallery at 215 Fourth Street to see the Artists Books Show. Susan Lehman has work there. Show runs through April 28th.

****To see this show online : http://209.68.51.166/exhibits/2012/april/%20or%20go%20to%20illahegallery.com

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Current Shows:

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Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence

http://www.backstreetgallery.org/

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Bandon Public Library April 2012

Humbug Mountain Weavers Guild showing on the art wall and in the cases. On display will be fleece and the preparation it goes through: carding, dyeing and spinning, plus finished skeins of yarn. The display will also include handwoven and knitted items and basketry.

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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 effor

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Chetco Community Library, Brookings

Features Audi Stanton's "Chasing Challenges in Paint". You will see several styles of Audi's diverse artwork at the Library.
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Coos Art Museum 235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay 541-267-3901

http://www.coosart.org/

*****Friday, April 27, 2012 5 - 7 p.m.

Opening reception for "Expression West 2012", and "In Fine Form:Figures by Four", and "Photographic Synthesis," works by the Oregon Coast Photographers.

The four artists in the figure show are: Alexandra Eyer--Watercolor & Oil; Lorraine Filippone--Acrylic & Oil; Pat Renner--Watercolor & Acrylic; J.M. Steele--Oil & Acrylic

BAAA Artist of the Month for April is S. L. Donaldson, showing in the Lobby of the Coos Art Museum
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Coos Bay Library 525 West Anderson, Coos Bay

April

Wall Display: Features Jean Boynton watercolor paintings "Mostly Flowers".

Lobby: Tim Fitzgerald, Driftwood sculpture



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

http://www.coquillevalleyartcenter.org/

May 5 - June 2nd "Impressions of Old City Hall" Opening reception May 5th, 2 - 4 p.m.

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

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

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Crystal Dolphin Gallery

1901 Sherman Ave, North Bend, 541-756-1989 Pottery by Rich Briggs

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Easy Lane Frames & Select Gallery

3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

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

April 6 - May 30 "The Color of Spring",

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Emerald Art Center http://www.emeraldartcenter.org/

500 Main Street, Springfield 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday

April 3 - 27, 2012 10th Anniversary Founder's Show; plus paintings by Iraenah Garoutte and Kobkaew Carson; with work from Members of the Emerald Art Center.

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Evergreen Court

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

541-756-7658

Bay Area and Bandon Plein Air Artists Show. Show runs through April 26th.

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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 drussell@oregonstate.edu

http://oregonstate.edu/fairbanksgallery

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Florence Events Center

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

Yachats Art Guild Artists' Reception at Florence Events Center

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

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Gallery by the Bay 2100 Union Ave, North Bend

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.

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Gallery on the Bay 541-888-3771 Oils & Pastels of Birds & Animals

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Hawthorne Gallery, 517 Jefferson St., Port Orford

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High Tide Cafe, Charleston
New featured artist is ?

Michael William Ousley is showing a display of his Yacht Club works of art .

Open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

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Keizer Art Association, 980 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer, OR http://www.keizerarts.com/

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
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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.

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

Link to the calendar:

http://wildriverscoastart.typepad.com/TIDE-2012-04.pdf

April

Artist of the month is Diane Price, showing watercolors.

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

http://www.mkartcenter.org/

April 6 - May 11: Variations: Art Expressing Music Reception is Friday, April 6th, 6 - 8 p.m.

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MECCA (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts), 449 Willamette Street,

Eugene

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North Bend Library, Conference Room 541-756-0400

http://www.northbendlibrary.org/

****May 2012 South Coast Women in Photography

Avena Singh, Suzy Piatt, Lisa Philips, Tracy Fawns and Patricia Davidson (curator)

Reception May 10th 5 - 8 p.m. during ArtWalk

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

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

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Pony Village Mall:

Also in the Mall:

Artists' Loft, 541-756-4088

Glenn Smith, Photography; Franklin Turner--Jazz Portraits

Cone 9 Local artists featured

East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's) Boys & Girls Club Artwork

Sterling Savings Bank

Paintings by Jean Adamson

Harry Ritchie's Jewelers: April: Matthew Hanna & Liza Schwartz, Photography

Turner Art Studio & Gallery, Ste 128, 541-290-7858 Mark Holt--Airbrush paintings on metal

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Port Orford Library April through June

Sheila Oberg and Andy Anderson

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Raincoast Gallery

Featuring work of many local artists.

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

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Signatures Gallery, 515 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR 541-469-1085 or

541-661-0132 http://www.signaturesgallery.com/

April

Pastels by Master Pastelist Albert Handell. Considered one of the best pastel artists in the world, he has been included in every book about pastels ever published in the U.S
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South Slough Interpretive Center, Charleston -- in the William Q. Wick

Auditorium 541-888-5558

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

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Southern Coos Hospital & Health Care Reception Sunday the 22nd!

April 22nd - June "Weather Report--Art Inspired by the Weather" Opening

Sunday, April 22nd. 1-3 p.m. Weather inspired refreshments and music, and art!

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

http://www.trianglesquareart.com/

Celebrating the art of Janet Pretti and David Woof

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Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1625 W. Harvard, Roseburg

541-672-2532 http://www.uvarts.com/



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.

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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.

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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 whistlinggallery@gmail.com

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Classes

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Art 101, The Purple Yurt, 5 miles south of Bandon on Hwy 101, 541-250-1140

or info@washedashore.org

Sculpture Building Workshop at The Exploratorium in San Francisco, April 18 - 21st

New Workshop Hours: Thursdays, 5 - 8 p.m. and Sundays 2 - 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.

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Art by the Sea, Gallery & Studio 175 2nd St, Continuum Bldg., Old Town Bandon, 541-297-6118

Friday, May 4th, 1 - 4 p.m. Backgrounds & Images in Collage, $25/ all materials provided. Susan Lehman, instructor sign up at

susan@susanlehmanartist.com or at Art by the Sea.

Monday, May 21st, 1-4 p.m. Drop-in Collage Play Day with Susan Lehman. $10, everything provided. No sign-ups needed. Dress for mess.

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Artist Loft Gallery, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. Call for Class

Information at 541-756-4088

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

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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.
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Brookings Area and more:

various classes are listed at http://wildriverscoastart.com

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Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay 541-267-4877 for more information.

Drawing 1 and Drawing II for Young Artists, begins Tuesday, May 1st, with Stephanie Tomlin

Multi-Media Design for Young Artists, begins Tuesday, July 10th, with Stephanie Tomlin

Saturdays, May 12th & 19th: Paper Arts with Holly Rodenkirk and Mary Cervantes 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pastel Expression Session with Karen Watson Sat. & Sun., July 7 & 8th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Coquille Valley Art Association 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille, OR 541-396-3294

http://www.coquillevalleyartcenter.org/

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.

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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.

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.

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Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101, Port Orford (next to Paula's Bistro)

For information: 541-332-8019 or 541-236-8077, or wilddoodle@earthlink.net

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Gallery on the Bay

658 S. Empire Blvd, Empire 541-888-3771

Lessons in painting pastel by Darrell Sanders.

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Heritage Textile Arts Guild

157#A, Pony Village Mall, North Bend

Lessons available in wearables, kitchen linens and gift items.

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Manley Art Center, Brookings

Call for class and workshop schedules. 541-469-1807

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Portland, Jonathan Talbot: Exploring Acrylic Image Transfer, May 24, 2012

For information and registration forms: http://www.talbot1.com/workshop or 800-375-5133.

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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.

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

artcarnival@oregonfast.net www.facebook.com/rosiesartcarnival

****Friday, April 27th Card Class $5 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Make 2 great cards.

Saturday, April 28th Tri-fold Card $18 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Unfolds three times.

Friday, May 4th Card Class $5 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Make 2 cards.

Saturday, May 5th Stampscape Lighthouses $15 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 2 cards with a lighthouse theme.

Wed. May 9th Infinity Book $25 Butterflies, dragonflies and more. 1 p.m.

Friday, May 11th Card Class $5 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Make 2 cards.

Saturday, May 12th Slam & Jam Journaling, Part 2 add images to pages created in part 1.

Thursday, May 17th Copic Class $10 10:30 a.m and 1:30 p.m.

Friday, May 18th Card Class $5 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Make 2 great cards.

Friday, May 25th Card Class $5 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Make 2 cards.

Saturday, May 26th Fine and Sunny Cards $18 Make 3 cards and a tag.



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Sage Place, 11th & Elmira, Bandon

For a schedule of classes offered go to: http://www.sagegallerybandon.com/

****SIGN UP NOW for upcoming SAS COLBY workshop on Sept 21st and 22nd. new things different than last year. deposit now...class fee will be $225

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Southwestern Community College

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. lindajmulvaney@gmail.com

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. lindajmulvaney@gmail.com

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Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg

1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471 541-672-2532 http://www.uvarts.com/

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Wright's Custom Framing 910 Chetco Ave, Brookings 541-469-7625

saradee1@frontier.com

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.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012 1 - 3 p.m.

Southern Coast Hospital and Health Center, Bandon

Opening reception for "The Weather Report" show-- Art inspired by the weather.

Weather-inspired refreshments and music by Will Hubel & Friends along with cool art!

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Friday, April 27, 2012 5 - 7 p.m.

Coos Art Museum 541-267-3901

Opening reception for "Expression West 2012", and "In Fine Form:Figures by Four", and "Photographic Synthesis," works by the Oregon Coast Photographers. The four artists in the figure show are: Alexandra Eyer--Watercolor & Oil; Lorraine Filippone--Acrylic & Oil; Pat Renner--Watercolor & Acrylic; J.M. Steele--Oil & Acrylic

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 1 - 4 p.m.

Roaring Sea Arts Open House, Port Orford 541-332-4444 (Donna) or

541-332-0540 (Suzanne)

Artists are invited to exhibit their chosen art for the afternoon, or create something on the spot. Musicians will include the Kammeroque Ensemble, Strider Kachelein of Bandon and possibly other musicians and poets. Poetry and Prose presentations often include the entertaining Joyce Mueller and
Weld Champneys, as well as other talented writers. New participants always welcomed. Refreshments served, and potluck snacks.

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May 5, 2012 6:30 p.m. A piece of art and a party for $100.

Umpqua Valley Arts Center:Art Draw Party Buy a ticket for $100 and you are assured 1 piece of art in the Hallie Ford Gallery. Ticket also gives entry in the Art Draw party...food, wine & music. Choice art has been donated to this affair for the drawing. 541-672-2532 http://www.uvarts.com

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***Thursday, May 10, 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

alexandra@portraitsbyalexandra.com

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May 19 & 20, 2012 Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursdays.

A Combined Gala Exhibit: Neighbor to Neighbor Chair~ity Event and Bay Area Artists' Association Pony Village Mall Art Show. Across from Claire's in the Mall, (same place as the 30 Parks by 30 Artists Exhibit)

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Calls to Artists:

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Submissions: Friday, April 20 - Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fourth Annual Miniature & Small Works Exhibition

Second Street Gallery, 210 2nd Street, Old Town Bandon

http://www.secondstreetgallery.net/ 541-347-4133 or e-mail at

info@secondstreetgallery.net

Show runs April, May and June, 2012 Accepted Media: 2-D media includes oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, printmaking (artist pulled prints), collage, mixed media, and encaustic. NOT INCLUDED: Photography or digital prints of any kind. All work must be original.

Categories: Miniature-- up to 8" maximum in any direction, excluding the frame. Small Works--Up to 14" maximum in any direction, excluding the frame. All work must be framed or on gallery-wrap canvas. Work must include a wire hanger--no saw-tooth hangers please
The non-refundable fees to exhibit are $10 for the first piece, $7 for the second piece and $5 for the third piece. An independent panel of non-exhibiting artists will award Second Street Gallery gift certificate prizes and ribbons as follows: $100 for first place, $50 for second place, $30 for third place and 3 honorable mentions in each category.

Works will be judged on Friday, May 4th, Artists reception for artists and their friends is Saturday, May 5th, 5:30- 7:30 Show opens Sunday, May 6th and runs through June 16th. Please pick up artwork no later than Saturday, June 23rd. Judge will be Georganne White from Elk River.

Sales commission fee will be 25%, so price your work accordingly. Remember to bring a biography when you drop off your art. Artists who have sold work during the show can pick up their checks anytime after the 10th of August.

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Enter May 1 - May 3, 2012 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

Open to all Coos and Curry County artists. Entries to "Impressions of Old City Hall" in Coquille--Celebrating Coquille Old City Hall's 100th Birthday.

Entries are limited to paintings that are ready to hang with wire. No photography, no digital computer art. $2.00 entry fee paid to CVAA. The show will be judged by public vote. Names will be covered during judging.

Prizes are:donated by The Abbott Law Office: 1st Prize $50; 2nd Prize $30;

3rd Prize $20. Winners will hang at new City Hall after CVAA show closes.

Tours of Old City Hall availabe by appointment at 541-824-0779, for those wishing to paint Old City Hall. Show runs May 5th - June 2nd, 2012 Opening reception: May 5th, 2 - 4 p.m.

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Coquille Valley Hospital is getting ready to open its new hospital. The have a small budget to purchase art for their art gallery. They are requesting that you submit photos of up to three pieces of art that you have available for purchase. Please send the photos and info to Coquille Valley

Hospital, 940 E. Fifth Street, Coquille, OR 97423, Attn: Colleen Todd 541-396-1062, or Sharon at 396-3873

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Deadline May 19, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Redfish Rocks is hosting an "Ocean Inspired Art" art contest and auction.

Three categories: under 15; amateur; professional. No Photography (that was last year). Paintings, drawings, screen prints, sculpture, furniture, etc.

Judging takes place at the Port Orford Community Bldg, 419 11th ST on Saturday, May 19th, 5 - 7 p.m. All submissions will be on display and the community will vote during this period. For information:

info@redfishrocks.org or 541-373-1861, or stop by the office at 444 Jackson Street, Port Orford

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Deadline to Sign Up: May 11, 2012

Bay Area Artists' Association Pony Village Mall Art Show (open to members and non-members)

For the full prospectus: http://tinyurl.com/7lmahtw or call Kay Van Wart,

BAAA Pony Village Mall Show Chairperson, at (541) 266-8727 for more info.

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Five Rivers, Five Days Plein Air Festival , and Quick Draw Event August

13 - 17, 2012 $5.00 to enter Quick Draw Contest, No fee to register as

artist. 541-469-9522 burtonique@gmail.com

http://www.renaissancebythesea.blogspot.com/

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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

http://www.mkartcenter.org/

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.

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Registration closes May 6, 2012

15th Annual International Open Exhibition in Paso Robles, CA. Show runs July 12 - August 12, 2012 Sponsored by the International Society of Acrylic Artists
http://www.isap-online.com/

An exhibit that looks like its participants were greatly influenced by Robert Burridge since he lives nearby.

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Deadline May 15, 2012 Artwork must be of Lane County, but artists can live ouside of Lane County.

Lane County "On the Western Edge", A Mixed Media 2D Non-Juried Show that runs June 28 - August 30, 2012. All 2D art is invited including painting, drawing, photography, textiles, mosaics, stained glass which fits the theme.

Applications online at http://www.eventcenter.org%20or%20at%20the%20florence/

Events Center, 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439 541-997-1994 or

888-968-486.

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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.

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Great Nautical Art Show, May 2012. Open to everyone. Drop off art on the morning of May 5, 10 a.m. - Noon. Up to 3 works of art. OMM will select paintings for display aboard the Portland Steamship, and OSA will select paintings for display at OSA. Two receptions will be held.

Three paintouts will be held in preparation for these shows. Thursday, March 29th, Wednesday, April 11th and Saturday, April 28th. You can paint at the waterfront or onboard the steamship.

Oregon Marine Museum and Oregon Society of Artists host this first show.

The two locations for this show will be aborad the Portland Steamship (currently docked in the Willamette River near SW Naito and SW Pine St., Portland; and at the OSA Gallery at 2185 SW Park Place, Portland

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Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012, 11:59PM Mountain Daylight Time.

2nd Annual Industry & Art juried exhibition and sale to be held at Vigor Industrial on Swan Island, 5555 N. Channel Ave., Portland. .Industry in Art (sponsored by the Working Waterfront Coalition of Portland) invite artists in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana to submit up the 3 digital images of existing original artwork. The event is a fundraiser to support industrial job training programs and habitat restoration.

Applications must be submitted using the CaFÉ website

(www.callforentry.com).



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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.)

http://www.ashland.or.us/News.asp?NewsID=2468

http://www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=14633

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Umpqua Valley Arts Association , Roseburg



44th Annual Summer Arts Festival, scheduled for Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th, 2012.

Look on their website:

http://www.uvarts.com/

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

http://uvarts.com/summer-arts-festival/

or contact the UVAA by phone at 541-672-2532.

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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.

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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.

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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:

http://www.artinmac.org/ Their email contact is artinmac@gmail.com

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Summer Boardwalk Show at Bandon waterfront: It’s The Year of the Dragon , so start planning now!

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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 alexis2101p@yahoo.com or call 541-329-0530.

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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 May 10th. The Mall will provide easels and tables.

Other stores will be doing music and appetizers. There is no fee, no commission...it's FREE. Contact Kathy at 541-808-2248.

DNS Changer Alert

Okay I waited a coupla days to tell you about this cause the traffic on the rescue sites has been so heavy they’ve been up and down constantly.


There’s a very nasty bug set to detonate this summer which is so virulent it can pass through most virus checkers including Norton, MacAfee and AVG. It changes your IP DNS server, you don’t really need to know what that is, to a server for high-pressure sales, porn or adult services. That’s probably why it is called The DNS Changer Trojan/Worm. Yeah you don’t really need to know which it is bad no matter what you call it.

The good new is you can take steps to find out if you are infected and to eliminate ithe nasty if you are.

Bring up your internet browser, probably Internet Explorer or Firefox, and go to the Ip URL window at the top of the page. That’s where it has a string of letters starting with http::/www. That’s the URL so you can impress your non-geeky friends with how much you know but not lure the nerds into conversation cause they’ll know you are just blowing smoke.

In the URL window clear out whatever is there and type in http://www.dcwg.org./

This will take you to the site set up by the FBI to combat this nasty. I did tell you it was a big deal.

When you get there you’ll find instructions on how to check to see if you are infected,

http://www.dns-ok.us/

is one of the links and when you click on the link you’ll go to a page with a green symbol or a red symbol. If you get a green you can relax, sort of but if you get a red then you need to go back and follow the instructions for getting the nasty the hell out of your system.

There is of course a gotcha.

Please note, however, that if your ISP is redirecting DNS traffic for its customers you would have reached this site even though you are infected.

If that’s the case you can still do a manual check, if you are brave enough. Now this only works with XP so if you have Windows 7 or Vista you’ll have to find the check on the DCWG page.

Go to start, run. This brings up a DOS window and you type the command, cmd. At the prompt type ipconfig /all and hit enter. This will bring up the actual DNS settings at use on your computer. You can then check the list on

http://www.dcwg.org/detect/checking-for-dns-changer-on-windows-xp/

for known infected or redirected DNS settings.

Yeppers it is a lot of work but this is one bad boy and you shouldn’t put it off.

I’ve attached the newspaper article about the problem to this post and I hope you take the warning seriously do the check and find everything is okay.


Click image for larger view



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SECOND STREET GALLERY NEWSLETTER

Once again it’s spring in beautiful Old Town Bandon by the sea and “It’s Time for Art”. We are beginning our newsletter for this season with a schedule of coming activities at the gallery for this spring!


WALL OF OPPORTUNITY featuring a display of artwork by local artists at greatly reduced prices. Sale runs through April 29, 2012. Some of the artist’s works included in the sale are by Dan Dunn, Dolores Eggar, Barry LaVoie, Susan Lehman, Janet Earl and Dee Sidwell.

MINIATURE & SMALL PAINTING SHOW is an exhibition of small-sized, 2 dimensional artwork. Submissions of work begin April 20 through May 2, 2012. Show will be judged May 4, 2012 with the artist reception for all entrants the evening of May 5, 2012. Show opens May 6, 2012 and runs thru June 16, 2012

MEET & GREET THE ARTIST PROGRAM showcases local artists demonstrating their craft each weekend during the summer months. Begins Saturday, June 16, 2012 and ends Monday, September 3, 2012

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY SUMMER WORKSHOP topics include, oil painting, watercolor painting, color pencil drawing, collage, felting and photography. Registration begins Saturday, June 2, 2012, until classes are full. Workshops run from Monday, July 23, 2012 through Friday, August, 3, 2012.

Our featured artist this spring came to us courtesy of our local realtor, Fred Gernandt, whose niece creates beautiful hand painted silk scarves. Tina Gleave finds inspiration on garden walks, nursery trips, botany classes and reading. Painting on silk is a combination of oil painting and watercolor on textile. The colors are vibrant and lend to rich color and texture options on each piece of silk. She paints in an ethereal, dreamy style. Gleave is a member of Silk Painters International and discovers many new techniques by attending international silk painters’ exhibits. Please do stop by the gallery to view her beautiful creations; her flowered designs are a perfect way to celebrate spring!

Furthering our theme of “It’s Time for Art,” we continue to be excited about our custom Chico Bags with our slogan and a rendering of the Bandon Lighthouse done by Artist Bill Kelsay. These bags will give you the opportunity to say ‘No, thank you!’ to plastic and paper when you shop. They come with their own pouch and clip so that you can attach them to your purse or belt and they won’t be left in the car.

Last but not least, we would like to thank our local residents and tourists who continue to visit the gallery and support the many artists that we represent by purchasing their beautiful artwork. Our sales continue to increase compared to the same time period a year ago as the economy continues to improve.

In closing, I am reminded of a quote by Pablo Picasso, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”

The gallery is located at 210 Second Street in Old Town Bandon and is open daily from 10 AM until 5PM. For additional information and schedules you can call the gallery at 541-347-4133 or visit our website at http://www.secondstreetgallery.net.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

OMFG


Sometimes the kids get it right. There’s just no other way to describe the Expressions West Show at the Coos Art Museum.

Don’t make excuses, don’t forget to set the DVR, don’t waste a single moment, get to the museum and be waiting when the doors open. In the first place, you’ll have to see this exhibit more than once to even begin to grasp all there is to see.

Oh, you think there might be meaning in the works that you, being a gifted artist and brilliant creative person, have a special insight into and can swallow it all in one gulp. Get over yourself. This ain’t the Big Brother House, we’re talking real art.

This Friday, from 5 – 7 you get to see one of the best exhibits the Coos Art Museum has hosted in the last five years. There’s color, drama, excitement, mystery and that’s just the staff, you should see the art.

But wait…there’s more. Figures By Four in the Atrium Gallery will rock your world. Okay, you know I like people and I like girls and I like nekkid girls and it is true that this exhibit has all that, but it also has wonderful images, crafted by skilled artists, filled with dramatic strokes, and vivid pallets and accurate draftsmanship.

Nothing strikes the eye wrong faster than a figure poorly drawn. We spend all of our lives staring at human beings, some of it not reflections in a mirror, but actual moving people. Get one arm in the wrong place and you have Picasso, without the intent, craft or brilliance.

None of that mars the Figures By Four exhibit. The bodies recline, bend, stretch, flow and twist with all of the correct play of muscles, covered by fabric which shifts and drapes like, well…fabric.

Take a look, if you dare, you’ll want to toss your paints and canvas out the window. Sure masters like Monte Rogers will have nothing to fear, but I’m still quaking.

And then there’s the work of the Oregon Coast Photographer’s Assn. should I say more? Okay, add your camera to that pile you’re tossing out the window. The images are startling; not because of distortion or subject, but more the incredible wonders captured in those tiny slices of time a camera steals from life.

I got a preview and left with my head fuzzy and my eyes watering. The shock of greatness does that to you.

Rise, gather up your bed and go to the Coos Art Museum’s Expressions West show. You’ll wonder how I could have been so negative about it.

And yes, I’m still pissed I wasn’t eligible.

Second Street Update

Second Street Gallery, at 210 Second Street in Old Town


Bandon, announced today they have chosen Georganne White to

judge their upcoming “Miniature and Small Works

Exhibition” which opens to the public May 6 and continues

through June 16, 2012.


Born and raised in San Francisco, Georganne enjoyed pastels

and watercolors with her father and his artist friends. Many

pleasant afternoons were spent in Golden Gate Park dabbling

in art. In the 1960s, White studied at SF State University

and the SF Art Institute where she explored sculpture and

printmaking as well as painting. Since then, art has played

a role in almost everything she has done.


From fine art exhibits to illustrations for children’s

books, she has painted on paper, canvas, silk, ceramics and

wood, created collage and sculpture, and set herself free

with watercolors, pastels and acrylics. A featured artist in

San Francisco, Portland, Ashland, Santa Fe, the Hult Center

for the Performing Arts in Eugene and other venues,

White’s work can be found in collections from Tokyo to

Paris. Known for her expressionist approach and distinctive

style, she is represented by several galleries or her work

can be seen online at www.georgieart.com “From early

childhood I have known one thing”, says Georganne, “all

of my life I would paint"!


Artists, who are interested in entering the show, can do so

through May 2, 2012, by visiting the gallery at 210 Second

Street in Old Town Bandon, calling (541) 347-4133, e-mail

info@secondstreetgallery.net or visit the gallery website at

www.secondstreetgallery.net for a copy of the prospectus,

entry form and guidelines.

Monday, April 23, 2012

2nd Street News

Second Street Gallery, at 210 Second Street in Old Town

Bandon, is continuing to accept artwork for their fourth

annual Call to Artists for a “Miniature and Small Works

Open Exhibition” for the months of May & June, 2012. All 2

dimensional artists are invited to exhibit up to three

pieces of their original artwork. The “miniature”

category is any original work less than 8 inches in any

direction, excluding frame; “small works” is any work up

to 14” in any direction, excluding frame. All work must be

framed, with a wire hanger, or on gallery-wrapped canvas.

Please visit the gallery at 210 Second Street in Old Town

Bandon, call (541) 347-4133, e-mail

info@secondstreetgallery.net or visit their website at

www.secondstreetgallery.net for a copy of the prospectus,

entry form and guidelines.



Gallery Executive Director, Richard Rahmlow, says that there

will be prizes awarded and that during this event the

gallery will encourage sales for the participating artists

by offering a major reduction in gallery commissions. All

work must be submitted between Friday, April 20, 2012 and

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, between 10AM and 5PM daily. The show

will be judged on May 4, 2012, with the opening reception

for entrants and friends held the evening of May 5th, 2012.

The show opens to the public on May 6, 2012 and runs through

June 16, 2012.


Richard Rahmlow

Executive Director

Second Street Gallery

secondstreetgallery.net

541.347.4133

From Charles of Charleston

Hi All...


Just a reminder that TOM really wants Cards or Sketches (should be 16x20 or smaller) for the new Boat Building Gift shop. Located at NewMark and Arago near the Hollering Place.


Also Mel Campbell wants small W/C or Cards for the new Gift shop in Charleston next to the OYSTER Cove Bar and Grill.

Call Mel : 541 888 4875

Charles Sunday April 22

P.S.

I think they would like small 3D Nautical constructions too

Susan Lehman Class

Friday, May 4th, 1 - 4 p.m.


Backgrounds & Images in Collage, $25/ all materials provided. Susan Lehman, instructor.

Various interestingly textured backgrounds-- working on canvas boards and other substrates; how to use images in collage including methods of creating image transfers! "Dress for Mess"; we will use acrylics!

Sign up at susan@susanlehmanartist.com or at Art by the Sea in Old Town across from Winter River Books.



Art by the Sea, Gallery & Studio 175 2nd St, Continuum Bldg., Old Town Bandon

Questions: Susan at 541-347-9888

Sunday, April 22, 2012

ADay

Mark May 15 on your calendar, this is the day when everyone in the world, or at least all of the ones which count will attempt to take a picture of the World in a single day.

Imagine all of the creative minds across the face of the globe with camera in hand taking pictures of their lives, work, home connections and passions. Not that kind of passions, get the Polaroid out of your hand and back in the dusty closet, this is a serious effort.

Don't you have friends who amaze you? I do and if they'll let me I want to share them with the world. There are artists, cooks, chefs, musicians, hairdressers, co-workers and they are all simply amazing. I can't describe how wonderful and unique these guys are and now I get to make a picture of just how proud I am to call them friends.

But wait, there's more. that yard you spend endless hours on, making it look like Martha Stewart took a Lawnboy to it, you're proud of that aren't you? And what about all of those plants you lovingly coaxed through the long wet winter? You can't for them to bloom and make you glad for all of those dirty finger nail, achey back moments, right?

How bout you fur people? Those guys who love you no matter how mean, and nasty, hard and hateful, cheap and stingy you've been all day, they can't wait for you to get through the door. They just have to tell you how lonely and miserable they've been without you even if you just went to the mailbox. You want to show them off dontcha?

That's the wonderful thing about this project, it is everybody doing all of the things that they care about most at the same time and then sharing it with the rest of the world. Eat that Facebook!

Mark your calendar, follow the link, sign up and then make your plans, you gotta have a plan cause the wild and wily animals in that delightful herd we call humanity get wary when a camera comes out. You have to stalk or hide or ambush them to get that National Geographic shot.

http://www.aday.org/

Saturday, April 21, 2012

It’s time to revisit a tool we talked abut last year, the String Tripod.

Now most of you will remember and those of you who don’t shouldn’t feel bad, memory lapses are a natural part of aging and so long as you don’t lose your car or spouse or the keys to the liquor cabinet, you’re okay, we talked about a single strand string tripod which you attached to your camera with an eye bolt and then let the string trail on the ground and when ready to shoot, you stepped on the string to help stabilize the camera.

And that was a very good idea. But since then I have come up with a plan to improve it.

You can use the same string and eye bolt if you like or get a new string and eye bolt and you’ll need a coupla snap clips. I used the kind with the spring closure but you can use any other kind you can lay your hands on.

Take the string and thread the eye bolt through it and when you’ve done that, tie one of the snap clips to an end. No don’t tie the other clip in yet.

Snap the first clip to a belt loop or if you aren’t wearing pants, and why exactly aren’t you and did you know that that kind of behavior can get you in serious trouble, not to mention getting an ankle bracelet and a space on the known offenders watch list, loop the string around the belt or your suspenders or your garter belts and clip the end to the string so that you can pull it tight.

Got all that?

You should now have an eye bolt on the string with one end clipped to your person through whatever sort of clothing you are wearing and one end loose. If you have your camera handy attach it to the eye bolt and bring it up to your eye. You can hold it with one hand while you do the next step, which is to hold the loose end of the string to the anchor point of your belt or grass skirt or garter belt and pull it tight so that you have just enough line to hold the camera to your eye.

Now take a pair of scissors and cut the string at the point you measured out while you were holding your camera. You’ll need to use a match or lighter to burn the end of the string to keep it from unraveling if you’ve used good nylon cord. Once you’ve burned the end you can tie on the other clip and there you have it, a new string tripod.



Clip the new end to whatever you used as your anchor and test the length. It should be just long enough to reach your eye if you pull pretty hard on the line. This gives you a platform with terrific stability and you’ll be able to use it in all kind of weather.

The original plan for the string tripod did leave a bit to be desired in this climate what with the rains and the snow and the mud and a trailing cord just gets nasty unless you stick to the house and why would you need a tripod of string if you are in the house where you’ve kept the expensive tripod which you bought for yourself for the last birthday but have never used cause it’s a pain to set up and clumsy and you just drag out the flash and live with the hot spots anyway.

A secondary benefit to this new design for the string tripod is you can wear it under your jacket and use it to support your camera even if you drop the Brownie climbing back over the fence you ill-legally crossed to get the perfect picture of those sweet cows only they weren’t exactly cows and the one with the big horns and bad temper chased you half way across the meadow and you only just managed to escape with your life.

So take a few minutes and a pair of scissors if you are allowed to play with edged devices and make a string tripod for all kinds of weather. The cost is next to nothing and the rewards will be better pictures and you might just keep your camera the next time you have to out run the bull!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Love At First Sight

 
Love at first sight happens. It happens all the time in movies and stories, it is the stock and trade of romance novels, two people spot each other across a room and their hearts start to beat with the same rhythm.

And let me tell you it is not the sole province of teenagers awash with hormonal imbalance, it can happen to wise, sane folks with years of experience and wide renown for their temperance and good judgment.

And if isn’t exclusively about sex. I know, the whole Trawler just went from PG13 to X. But sex isn’t the only component, there are other things.

Every see a new model year car and suddenly your palms get wet, your heart races or your vision blurs? No, then how come Bullet still draws huge crows every time it gets shown on the tube? It ain’t the fashions, cause those clothes were pretty funny when they were the latest thing and now looking back you wonder why did you ever think bell-bottomed pants on a guy were hot stuff?

You did, you know you did and what about Steve McQueen’s haircut, all that hair around the ears and collar it makes it hard to take him seriously as a tough cop.

Okay, so you don’t get weak in the knees when you see a Shelby Mustang or a Dodge Charger, even though when you were a teenager you wanted one or both with a white hot passion, and the only reason you lived to collect Social Security was you didn’t get a Shelby Mustang or a Dodge Charger.

You think all of these old guys spending hours working on sixties and seventies cars do it for the collector’s value? They do it cause they can’t keep their hands off the perfect curves and the soft lines of those magnificent bodies. Ole Raccoon Welch stand aside, Hemi ‘Cuda on the prowl.

What about the clearly unnatural relationship all women have with their shoes. Oh you can protest and wheedle but the truth is there breaths not a woman with soul so dead who does not drool for Jimmy Chues.

One of these days I am going to write a thriller with one of those sleek, manly action hero types and I’m going to write a scene where he’s running from the bad guys and he ducks into a women’s shoe store, the poor black hast won’t know where to look, he might as well have a cloak of invisibility. Men do not look at shoes. Shoes are what you wear to keep your feet from getting wet.

There are all kinds of passions, some people like kittens, some folks like wild birds, some prefer chocolate and some do coffees. Guess that’s why Starbucks can have a store on every corner and the Dutch Bros have “Powered By” signs on the back of everything from Mercedes to GMC pickups.

Me, I like food. And it is sort of ironic I have become a diabetic and food is now the enemy. I guess I shouldn’t be so surprised; all of the other things I liked and enjoyed have become enemies. Young girls, even middle aged girls, okay old girls look in another direction when I come into the room. (Probably the safest bet as the Long Suffering does not approve when I spend all that much time with younger women.) I can’t smoke, drink or survive without exercise which to my way of thinking is the crab grass on the lawn of life.

No, I grew up in Texas where the heat kept sane people inside seven month out of the year and when you did go out you made a bee-line for the nearest air conditioned place as fast as you could. The closet river, the Trinity, was so polluted from years of raw sewage dumping you could smell it long before you could see its evil brown trickle and the only living things in it were turtles and alligator gar. So no rafting, kayaking, fishing or swimming allowed. Even the chance splash of an ill-tempered reptile was cause for a full HAZMAT recovery team’s toxic spill emergency protocol.

As for biking and running, well, in Texas pedestrians and bikers have no protection by law; they are like all vermin on the roads, subject to immediate disposal. Those yellow stripped areas where folks are allowed to walk when the light changes are not cross walks, they are pedestrian aiming isles.

So I have lost all of my deepest passions, except food. And despite the Croaker I still love food. I can enjoy the smell if not the actual tasting and the sight of a well-prepared meal is a joy beyond words, which brings me to Little Italy.

I mentioned Little Italy last week and I’ve been back cause at my age, love at first sight is an iffy thing. It might be true love or just indigestion and bloating, hearts and flowers or heart attack, the music of the spheres or Brittany Spears.

I’m leaning toward the romantic poets here, this place is fantastic!

Okay, the food is what counts and so far I’ve narrowed it down, if it is on the menu it’s great, beyond great. That is unless Max decides to make something special for you and then if it isn’t on the menu it is great. Try to coax the olives out of him, Kalamata olives in olive oil, with oregano, garlic and onion. It sounds simple and it is, but the taste will rip your taste buds out and make you wish you could eat the plate.

Soup and salad is what your mama ordered when she got old and didn’t want to eat but knew she had to have something or the kids would drive her nuts trying to get her to take some of their food. At Little Italy keep your knife in one hand and the spoon in the other. You’ll have to defend your plate and you don’t want to slow the eating part down while battling the other bums at the table.

Come hungry, this is an Italian place, food is not what you do to stay alive it is a celebration, taken with gusto and joy or not at all. Drink the coffee if you dare. You might want to keep the fork handy it is a whole nother food group.

Oh yeah, the white sauce, calling it Alfredo is like saying the Mona Lisa is a picture, is so full of flavor, rich and creamy and not thick and heavy like the stuff you get in a jar at Safeway, you’ll want some extra bread to make sure none of it goes back to the kitchen.

That is if you can keep from eating all of the bread with butter before the rest of the food arrives. Bread and olives when you read about the Roman Legions sounds like hard rations, until you get a taste of what it must have been like, then you wonder how the Romans managed to stop conquering with just the known world.

Mangia bene!


Canvased

 
Have you ever wondered what your work would look like if you were a painter?

Now you know I am a photographer and happy about it, but there are times when I create an image which begs to be on canvas. Or maybe it’s a delicate watercolor style floral and there I am trying to choose between glossy and matte.

Some of the new papers, the Metalics and the Lusters can give a new dimension to photography, but nothing makes a piece stand out like canvas.

But now I don’t have to wonder any more. Staples, yes, the office supply people, have decided to make prints on canvas something the average artist can afford. I get email propaganda from Staples on a regular basis, mostly overpriced laptops and tablets, (I’m still not sure what you’d do with a tablet. They are sort of like a laptop with a broken lid.), and all-in-one printers which make life so much easier by doing all things badly.

This week, I got a special offer which is so special I have to share it with you. For the rest of the month, yes, the whole ten days, you can get any digital file printed on canvas 16 X 20 for $29.95. Now if you’ve not done this before and you probably haven’t, it may strike you as outrageous, but I’m telling you, $29.95 is a bargain! You would have to pay fifty dollars or more for this sized print. I know cause the Long Suffering occasionally wants her work done this way so I not only have to order it, but have to hock the dog to pay for it.

Even better I discovered, no not like Columbus’ original voyage to find the new world, but by asking, that the regular price is $39.95. That is also a bargain. And it is by my somewhat faulty calculations a twenty-five percent reduction if you act now. That’s better than getting two Lint Lizards for only $10.95 plus shipping and handling!

I know, you are thinking it costs so much to frame a print, what in the world would a canvas floater cost? Well, why not get a couple or so done and the take a trip down to Art Connection, in their brand new location or Easy Lane Frames in their brand not-so new location and ask. They’ll tell you and do the job and when you get to see how spiffy your work will look in one of those professionally done frames you’ll feel the burning desire to fork out the cash and have something which makes those giant gilt frames look stylish and besides with the Maritime Show just around the corner you’ll need something to make your work stand out, cause you know that Dutch is going to be in the Maritime show and trying to out maritime Dutch Mostert is not something you want to try first thing in the morning.

So take a look at your work and think about what you might like to see on canvas just like the other artists in Coos County and the hurry down to Staples and get busy before the end of the month so that you can take advantage of the savings.

Oh yes, did I tell you the really good news? Canvas can be had in what they call a gallery wrap which means they print it all the way out to the edges and then staple it to the stretcher frame and if they mount it that way you don’t have to have a frame to be accepted by many of the shows and not having to have a frame means money in your pocket and you’d like that wouldn’t you? So why haven’t you packed up your portfolio disc and made tracks to Staples?

No, I do not have stock in Staples. In fact my relationship with Staples has been problematic. I wanted to buy a laptop there and the assistant store manager was too busy and wouldn’t give my salesman the stock room key so they missed out on that sale and I got a better deal elsewhere and have my laptop anyway and that is why I don’t really like Staples, but I am too cheap to pass up on a great deal even if it comes from my sworn enemy so I’ll go and do it and tell you all about it and if you want you can wait and see what happens to me and then go and pay the regular price which isn’t all that bad and that would be the smart thing to do but then you’d miss out on the sale so you have to take your best shot and do what you think is best.

And in the meantime I’ll do it and report back to you, okay?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

CAM News

DID YOU KNOW?



Coos Art Museum has added two drawing classes for spring term,

Drawing One for the Young Artist

Kindergarten to Second Grades

Tuesdays – May, 1st through June 5th

3:45 – 4:45

Drawing Two for Young Artist

Third to Sixth Grades

Tuesdays – May 1st through June 5th

5:00 – 6:00

12 Students Max

Class fee: $30 Members or Boys and Girls Club - Members; $45 Non-Members

Do you have children or grandchildren that would be interested in taking one of these classes?


Call the Coos Art Museum at 541 267-3901 or 541-267-4788, http://www.coosart.org/


ALSO


Multi-Media Design

Tuesdays, July 10th through July 31st

10:30am to 12:00pm

2nd through 8th Grades


12 Students Max

For More Information call the museum or check out the website: http://www.coosart.org/

UVAA Calls

CALLS TO ARTISTS

Hi Everyone!

Below, please find a list of calls to artists which may pertain to some or all of you!
Call to Oregon Installation Artists

From: The Arts Center in Corvallis, OR; Deadline: June 1st

Click here for more info.

The Arts Center is commissioning new work for the Art in Rural Storefronts project.

The Arts Center invites artists working in installation art to submit proposals for a new offsite exhibitions program, Art in Rural Storefronts. The program supports risk-taking and non-commercial artists by exhibiting work that would otherwise not be shown in traditional retail/gallery spaces.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

The application is open to all Oregon-based visual artists or artist groups. Artists must have an interest in transforming an unused storefront into a site-specific art installation that is relevant to a diverse rural community. Artists with experience working in media that constitute installations/integrated environments will have preference in the selection process.

Applications will be evaluated based on excellence, relevance, feasibility and the degree to which the proposal matches the project's goal to exhibit work that would otherwise not be shown.

Deadline and Exhibition Dates:

June 1, 2012 Deadline for proposals

July 28, 2012 Final Artist Selections Announced

October 2012 Exhibitions Installed (Final Exhibition Dates TBA)



Call to Artists for Public Art

From: City of Ashland Public Art Commission; Deadline: June 1st

Click here for more info.

The city of Ashland Public Art Commission is seekings artists to create site-specific original exterior public art for placement at the new Ashland Fire Station No. 2. Construction on the building is expected to begin in early April and continue through September 2012. This request for proposals is open to established professional artists living in the Northwest (WA, OR, ID, MO, CA). The selected artists will receive a maximum commission of $15,000 to realize their work. Submission deadline for the RFP is June 1, 2012.


Arts in the Garden

From: League of Women Voters, Roseburg, OR

If you are interested, please call Sally McKain at 679-5597.

The League of Women Voters is putting on a fundraising garden tour on Saturday, June 16 from 11 to 4. We are looking for artists who would like to paint, sculpt, pot - do their thing in a garden for up to five hours. This is an opportunity to showcase your skills, hand out your cards and perhaps make a sale or two.


Call for Volunteer Videographers for Summer Arts Festival 2012

From: UVAA, Roseburg, OR

If you are interested, contact Aleta McGee at 541-672-2532


UVAA is looking for videographers to volunteer to film the goings-on during the three days of the 2012 Summer Arts Festival (June 22-24). Ideally, we would be looking for a different person to film each day of the festival, so that we can compile some footage for the purpose of promoting future festivals.


Call to Local Artists

From: City of Roseburg

If you are interested: contact City of Roseburg Parks & Recreation Division at 541-492-6899 / 541-492-6730 or email vligon@cityofroseburg.org


Deadline to Register: Wednesday, May 2

Calling all Artists! The City of Roseburg Parks & Recreation Division is excited to announce the 3rd annual chalk art event which will take place during the annual Art & Wine Walk on May 10th in downtown Roseburg. This year's theme will be "Spring has Sprung Downtown!" The event will feature two sidewalk chalk art competitions; one division for Roseburg area youth and one adult division open to all area artists. Prizes will be awarded in each of the two divisions.

Who:Local Artists

What:Sidewalk Chalk Art Event

When:Thursday, May 10th (art work may begin at 2:00 pm, judging at 5:00 pm)

Where:Jackson Street / Downtown Roseburg


Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Art spaces are approximately 6 x 6 feet, but may vary depending on location. Chalk will be provided, however you may bring and use your own. Only chalk / pastels in a solid form may be used for the event; no acrylic paints, liquid pastels, etc are acceptable. Art work must be appropriate for public viewing. Event will take place weather permitting. Art work may begin at 2:00 pm and must be finished by 5:00 pm.

Prizes (Downtown Dollars) will be awarded at 6:00 pm. Art & Wine Walk takes place from 5:00 - 8:00 pm along Jackson Street.


Call to Local Artists

From: SOSCAT, Douglas County Area, OR

For info, please check: http://www.soscat.org/ and call Ann E. Foland at (541)849-2634

SOSCAT Needs Your Help - We are a non-profit, No-Kill, organization that is funded entirely by donations and sales of items in our gift shop Alley Cat Treasures in Oakland across the street from Tolly's. We want to display and sell work by local artists in any medium. We will display art for 3 months and then rotate to new works. We do charge a 30% commission, but the two pieces we have had come in have already sold!


Info for Artists

Better your chances of being accepted to juried shows and festivals!

http://artfairsourcebook.com/news/getacceptedbrucebaker.htm


Best wishes from Aleta McGee and the UVAA Staff!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

NYC feminist art center marks 5th anniversary

The Brooklyn Museum's Feminist art center is marking its fifth anniversary.

http://news.yahoo.com/nyc-feminist-art-center-marks-5th-anniversary-142136214.html

Judy Chicago's work, The Dinner Party is the featured piece.

How have you celebrated women and women's art? If you haven't now would be a good time.

There are working women all over Coos County providing essential services and goods and they make wonderful subjects for your art. Why not get out today and find some subject, person or job which needs a voice.

Artists have the power to effect change with a single image. Take the time to find and promote the power of women.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Heeled

 
Just as a photographer without a camera is a blind man, an artist without a sketch pad is disabled.

The wonderful thing about any artist is that the mind behind the brush or paint or pencil is the most important tool but with all of the things a person has to do to keep modern life turning even the mind of an artist can get overloaded.

"To let the brain work without sufficient material is like racing an engine. It racks itself to pieces. "

The words are Sherlock Holmes’ but the thought is worthy of any artist, you gotta have material to make your creative process work.

If you aren’t collecting images every time you got out you are inviting that day when there is no material. Then the brain racks itself to pieces and you don’t want that. There are so few artists we can’t afford to lose one for lack of fuel.

The weather in Oregon makes for jokes, “You don’t like it wait a few minutes.” But if that really is true you have to carry some sort of information storing equipment with you. There are lost of few minutes in every day and if you don’t have some way of recording what you see, you’ll miss it.

I come from a place where the weather never changes. You have hot, hot and dry, hot and windy, Tornado, and hot. From May to late October the weather gets hot and stays hot. You can get out, if you weigh less than a hundred pounds and like the sun, but if that isn’t your cuppa tea them you are forced to stay inside, hiding under the air conditioning until the fall finally comes.

But here, we get more changes in a day than Dallas sees in six months. And there are no Tornadoes to run you into shelter.

I bought a hat shortly after I moved to Oregon, seemed the smart thing to do to keep the rain and the cold off my aging head. It’s somewhere in the back of the van. I haven’t looked for it in years. The truth is once you get used to Oregon rain you just let it fall on your head and go about your business.

Sure during the brief month or so of winter I wear a hat. Specially now that I’ve had my run-in with the Croaker, but if I ever fully recover I’ll toss it again. The weather is just too mild for a lid.
So I grab my camera instead of my hat when I walk out the door. There is so much to see that I can’t afford to be without it one, single time.

Okay, I did go out without it one time; it was a coupla months after the Quack got her hands on me and I was still feeling pretty feeble. I went out to the store and on the way back encountered a herd of elk feeding not one hundred yards from the road. No, I won’t tell you where. I want those big guys to come back so I can make up for missing them the first time.

How many elk have you missed?

If you aren’t carrying a sketch book or a camera you probably missed a bunch. The world just keeps on turning in spite of how important we think we are. I know, it came as a shock to me to know that the Sun doesn’t revolve around me.

I live out in Barview. I hear that used to be a pretty primitive part of the rancho, bars, sailors, fights, booze and certain ladies of flexible ethics, shame I missed that. But Barview can still provide an amazing view or two.

There’s a section of Cape Arago which runs along side of the bar and allows the folks in cars to get a new Chamber of Commerce view each time they drive by. I’ve never seen a place so changeable. But you can bet after the first time I noticed it, I’ve had my camera in the car.

I have shots of a chimney which used to be there and is no more, I have the dredging barge and the tug boats in the channel, I have a bunch of shots of buoys bobbing on the water and the sunsets are not to be believed by people who do not live at the edge of the world.

I have more frames, scuse me, old-timey reference, these days its files, I have more files of that area than I do from the fifty-five years I lived in Texas. I have them because I never found hot and dry all that interesting.

What makes you stop and stare? Are you getting it down on something? The problem with life is that it keeps moving, on and on, no matter how hard we try to stop it. If you don’t catch it right now, it is gone forever.

You wouldn’t want time to pass you by, now would you? That’s right, you are an artists on the cutting edge of creation and never let a bit of moss grow on your south side or any other side for that matter and you are a son and a daughter of the rolling stone, no disrespect to Sir Mick and the rest of the guys in the band.

So get something you can carry and carry it! The method doesn’t matter nearly as much as doing it. And you are going to do it, aren’t you?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Look Out London


You gotta have heart and this boys and girls is it! Play with passion, win with grace, lose with dignity and above all hold your head high...and when you do triumph will be yours no matter what the outcome.

Abby Wambach: Captain America is coming!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

2012 Art Kudos International Juried Competition

 All artists worldwide are invited to enter the 2012 Art Kudos Competition. Selected finalists will appear in a year-long online exhibition at www.artKudos.com beginning July 15, 2012. $4,400 in cash awards: Best of Show - $1,200; Second Place - $900; Third Place - $750; Founder's Award of Distinction - $500; (3) Merit Awards - $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions - $100 each. Awards Judge: David Cohen, editor and publisher of artcritical. Open to artists 18 or older. Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry). Deadline: May 31, 2012. $30 fee for 3 images. Visit website for prospectus.

14th Annual Collage, Digital and Mixed Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition

 Upstream People Gallery announces a call to artists for an online exhibition, June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013. Cash Awards, Special Recognitions, Press Releases, Int'l Publicity, Juror Critiques of artworks. Juror: Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art, University of Nebraska Omaha. Open to all artists worldwide. Two- and three-dimensional collage, digital and mixed media works or combination thereof. $25 for up to 5 images; $5 each add'l. Deadline: May 24, 2012. Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: 14CDMM, Upstream People Gallery, 5607 Howard St., Omaha, NE 68106-1257 USA. Questions? Please contact Larry Bradshaw at shows@upstreampeoplegallery.com or 402-991-4741.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ava Richey's Art News

Please note my new e-mail address yarnfarm@frontier.com


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Hello Everyone,

This Monday, April 16th, 12 - 3 p.m. the paintout/in will be at Art by the Sea in Old Town Bandon, in the Continuum Building, next door to Bandon Artist Supply.

My phone number 541-297-6118.

Thanks!

Ava

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Art Information:

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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.

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Bandon Artist Supply, winter hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 -5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 541-347-4482 or 541-297-611

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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.

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****Congratulations to all the artists who were juried into Expressions West which opens Friday, April 27th at Coos Art Museum. Regional artists are: Jerry Baron from Coos Bay; Joy Bradford, Monte Rogers, Donald Sanne, Mary Lou Stebbins from North Bend; David Castleberry from Charleston; Jerome Sloan from Bandon; Kim Wurster from Coquille, Mike Ousley from Langlois; and Tammy Delaney and Alexandra Eyer from Gold Beach. Good Job!!

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Congratulations to Vanessa Jorgensen of Coos Bay! She won the Best of Show Award at the Artist Loft.

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Congratulations to J.M. Steele who was chosen to exhibit in the Salon International 2012 at Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art in San Antonio, TX. Her painting titled "Waiting to Ride" will be among those featured at the show and sale. http://jmsteele.com

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Congratulations Susan Lehman! If you are in the Ashland area please drop in to Illahe Studios and Gallery at 215 Fourth Street to see the Artists Books Show. Susan Lehman has work there. Show runs through April 28th.

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Current Shows:

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Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence

http://www.backstreetgallery.org/

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Bandon Public Library April 2012

Humbug Mountain Weavers Guild showing on the art wall and in the cases. On display will be fleece and the preparation it goes through: carding, dyeing and spinning, plus finished skeins of yarn. The display will also include handwoven and knitted items and basketry.

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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 effor

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Chetco Community Library, Brookings

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

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Coos Art Museum 235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay 541-267-3901 http://www.coosart.org/

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

BAAA Artist of the Month for April is S. L. Donaldson, showing in the Lobby of the Coos Art Museum

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Coos Bay Library 525 West Anderson, Coos Bay

April

Wall Display: Features Jean Boynton watercolor paintings "Mostly Flowers".

Lobby: Tim Fitzgerald, Driftwood sculpture

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Coquille Valley Art Center 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille 541-396-3294 http://www.coquillevalleyartcenter.org/

May 5 - June 2nd "Impressions of Old City Hall" Opening reception May 5th, 2 - 4 p.m.

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

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

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

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Crystal Dolphin Gallery

1901 Sherman Ave, North Bend, 541-756-1989 Pottery by Rich Briggs

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Easy Lane Frames & Select Gallery

3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

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

April 6 - May 30 "The Color of Spring",

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Emerald Art Center http://www.emeraldartcenter.org/

500 Main Street, Springfield 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday

April 3 - 27, 2012 10th Anniversary Founder's Show; plus paintings by Iraenah Garoutte and Kobkaew Carson; with work from Members of the Emerald Art Center.

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Evergreen Court

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

Bay Area and Bandon Plein Air Artists Show. Show runs through April 26th.

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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 drussell@oregonstate.edu http://oregonstate.edu/fairbanksgallery

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Florence Events Center

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

Yachats Art Guild Artists' Reception at Florence Events Center

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

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Gallery by the Bay 2100 Union Ave, North Bend

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.

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Gallery on the Bay 541-888-3771 Oils & Pastels of Birds & Animals

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Hawthorne Gallery, 517 Jefferson St., Port Orford

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High Tide Cafe, Charleston

New featured artist is ?

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

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Keizer Art Association, 980 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer, OR http://www.keizerarts.com/

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

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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.

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

Link to the calendar: http://wildriverscoastart.typepad.com/TIDE-2012-04.pdf

April

Artist of the month is Diane Price, showing watercolors.

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Maude Kerns Gallery 1910 East 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 541-345-1571 http://www.mkartcenter.org/

April 6 - May 11: Variations: Art Expressing Music Reception is Friday, April 6th, 6 - 8 p.m.

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MECCA (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts), 449 Willamette Street, Eugene

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North Bend Library, Conference Room 541-756-0400 http://www.northbendlibrary.org/

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

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

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Pony Village Mall:

Also in the Mall:

Artists' Loft, 541-756-4088

Glenn Smith, Photography; Franklin Turner--Jazz Portraits

Cone 9 Local artists featured

East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's) Boys & Girls Club Artwork

Sterling Savings Bank

Paintings by Jean Adamson

Harry Ritchie's Jewelers: April: Matthew Hanna & Liza Schwartz, Photography

Turner Art Studio & Gallery, Ste 128, 541-290-7858 Mark Holt--Airbrush paintings on metal

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Port Orford Library April through June

****Sheila Oberg and Andy Anderson

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Raincoast Gallery

Featuring work of many local artists.

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

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Signatures Gallery, 515 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR 541-469-1085 or 541-661-0132 http://www.signaturesgallery.com/

April

Pastels by Master Pastelist Albert Handell. Considered one of the best pastel artists in the world, he has been included in every book about pastels ever published in the U.S.

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South Slough Interpretive Center, Charleston -- in the William Q. Wick Auditorium 541-888-5558

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

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Southern Coos Hospital & Health Care

****April 22nd - June "Weather Report--Art Inspired by the Weather" Opening Sunday, April 22nd. 1-3 p.m. Weather inspired refreshments and music, and art!

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Triangle Square Gallery 343 6th Avenue, Port Orford, OR http://www.trianglesquareart.com/

Celebrating the art of Janet Pretti and David Woof

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Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1625 W. Harvard, Roseburg

541-672-2532 http://www.uvarts.com/

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.

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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.

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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 whistlinggallery@gmail.com

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Classes

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Art 101, The Purple Yurt, 5 miles south of Bandon on Hwy 101, 541-250-1140 or info@washedashore.org

New Workshop Hours: Thursdays, 5 - 8 p.m. and Sundays 2 - 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.

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Art by the Sea, Gallery & Studio 175 2nd St, Continuum Bldg., Old Town Bandon, 541-297-6118

*****Friday, May 4th, 1 - 4 p.m. *****Monday, May 21st, 1-4 p.m. Drop-in Collage Play Day with Susan Lehman. $10, everything provided. Come for an hour or the whole time. Dress for mess.

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Artist Loft Gallery, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. Call for Class

Information at 541-756-4088

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

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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.

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Brookings Area and more:

various classes are listed at http://wildriverscoastart.com/

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Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay 541-267-4877 for more information.

Drawing 1 and Drawing II for Young Artists, begins Tuesday, May 1st, with Stephanie Tomlin

Multi-Media Design for Young Artists, begins Tuesday, July 10th, with Stephanie Tomlin

Saturdays, May 12th & 19th: Paper Arts with Holly Rodenkirk and Mary Cervantes 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pastel Expression Session with Karen Watson Sat. & Sun., July 7 & 8th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Coquille Valley Art Association 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille, OR 541-396-3294

http://www.coquillevalleyartcenter.org/

Woodburning with Carol Ingram, April 10 -24, 10 - 12:00, $13 for non-members, $11/members

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.

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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.

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.

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Freshwater Gallery, 236B Hwy 101, Port Orford (next to Paula's Bistro)

For information: 541-332-8019 or 541-236-8077, or wilddoodle@earthlink.net

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Gallery on the Bay

658 S. Empire Blvd, Empire 541-888-3771

Lessons in painting pastel by Darrell Sanders.

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Heritage Textile Arts Guild

157#A, Pony Village Mall, North Bend

Lessons available in wearables, kitchen linens and gift items.

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Manley Art Center, Brookings

Call for class and workshop schedules. 541-469-1807

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Portland, Jonathan Talbot: Exploring Acrylic Image Transfer, May 24, 2012

For information and registration forms: http://www.talbot1.com/workshop or 800-375-5133.

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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.

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Rosie's Art Carnival, 575 B Hwy 101, Florence artcarnival@oregonfast.net www.facebook.com/rosiesartcarnival

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.

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Sage Place, 11th & Elmira, Bandon

For a schedule of classes offered go to: http://www.sagegallerybandon.com/
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Southwestern Community College

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. lindajmulvaney@gmail.com

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. lindajmulvaney@gmail.com

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Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg

1624 W. Harvard, Roseburg, OR 97471 541-672-2532 http://www.uvarts.com/

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Wright's Custom Framing 910 Chetco Ave, Brookings 541-469-7625 saradee1@frontier.com

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.

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Friday, April 13, 2012 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Bandon City Hall Tsunami Debris Public Workshop

Several federal, state and local experts will be informing the public with the latest information regarding the recent 2011 tsunami in Japan and the debris that will be landing on Oregon Coast in the near future.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012 11 a.m.

Pony Village Mall, North Bend, near Macy's and across from Maurices.

Monthly meeting of Bay Area Artists Association. Features Carol L Young who will discuss the writing and publishing of her book titles "What Grows Here?".

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***Thursday, April 19, 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

alexandra@portraitsbyalexandra.com

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*****Sunday, April 22, 2012 1 - 3 p.m.

Southern Coast Hospital and Health Center, Bandon

Opening reception for "The Weather Report" show-- Art inspired by the weather.

Weather-inspired refreshments and music by Will Hubel & Friends along with cool art!

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Friday, April 27, 2012 5 - 7 p.m.

Coos Art Museum 541-267-3901

Opening reception for "Expression West 2012", and "In Fine Form:Figures by Four", and ""Photographic Synthesis, works by the Oregon Coast Photographers. The four artists in the figure show are: Alexandra Eyer--Watercolor & Oil; Lorraine Filippone--Acrylic & Oil; Pat Renner--Watercolor & Acrylic; J.M. Steele--Oil & Acrylic

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*****May 5, 2012 6:30 p.m. A piece of art and a party for $100.

Umpqua Valley Arts Center:Art Draw Party Buy a ticket for $100 and you are assured 1 piece of art in the Hallie Ford Gallery. Ticket also gives entry in the Art Draw party...food, wine & music. Choice art has been donated to this affair for the drawing. 541-672-2532 http://www.uvarts.com

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May 19 & 20, 2012 Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursdays.

A Combined Gala Exhibit: Neighbor to Neighbor Chair~ity Event and Bay Area Artists' Association Pony Village Mall Art Show. Across from Claire's in the Mall, (same place as the 30 Parks by 30 Artists Exhibit)

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Calls to Artists:

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*****Enter May 1 - May 3, 2012 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

Open to all Coos and Curry County artists. Entries to "Impressions of Old City Hall" in Coquille--Celebrating Coquille Old City Hall's 100th Birthday. Entries are limited to paintings that are ready to hang with wire. No photography, no digital computer art. $2.00 entry fee paid to CVAA. The show will be judged by public vote. Names will be covered during judging.

Prizes are:donated by The Abbott Law Office: 1st Prize $50; 2nd Prize $30; 3rd Prize $20. Winners will hang at new City Hall after CVAA show closes. Tours of Old City Hall availabe by appointment at 541-824-0779, for those wishing to paint Old City Hall. Show runs May 5th - June 2nd, 2012 Opening reception: May 5th, 2 - 4 p.m.

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Coquille Valley Hospital is getting ready to open its new hospital. The have a small budget to purchase art for their art gallery. They are requesting that you submit photos of up to three pieces of art that you have available for purchase. Please send the photos and info to Coquille Valley Hospital, 940 E. Fifth Street, Coquille, OR 97423, Attn: Colleen Todd 541-396-1062, or Sharon at 396-3873

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Deadline May 19, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Redfish Rocks is hosting an "Ocean Inspired Art" art contest and auction. Three categories: under 15; amateur; professional. No Photography (that was last year). Paintings, drawings, screen prints, sculpture, furniture, etc. Judging takes place at the Port Orford Community Bldg, 419 11th ST on Saturday, May 19th, 5 - 7 p.m. All submissions will be on display and the community will vote during this period. For information: info@redfishrocks.org or 541-373-1861, or stop by the office at 444 Jackson Street, Port Orford

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Deadline to Sign Up: May 11, 2012

Bay Area Artists' Association Pony Village Mall Art Show (open to members and non-members)

For the full prospectus: http://tinyurl.com/7lmahtw or call Kay Van Wart, BAAA Pony Village Mall Show Chairperson, at (541) 266-8727 for more info.

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Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Chair~ity Event 3 more artists needed!!!

Deadline to Participate: As Soon As Possible

It is important to note that this year ALL chairs will be sponsored by local businesses and members of the community....NO chairs will be auctioned.

For more info: http://tinyurl.com/74e5u95 Ignore the listed deadline...contact Char at N2N as soon as possible at (541) 751-9666.

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Five Rivers, Five Days Plein Air Festival , and Quick Draw Event August 13 - 17, 2012 $5.00 to enter Quick Draw Contest, No fee to register as artist. 541-469-9522 burtonique@gmail.com http://www.renaissancebythesea.blogspot.com/

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

For more information: http://www.wildriverscoastart.typepad.com/2012Azalea%20FestivalProspectus.pdf
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April 14, 2012 postmark deadline

Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, http://www.coosart.org/

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.

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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 http://www.eventcenter.org/. Click on the Community link to download. Applications are also available at the FEC, Digital Dunes Photography and at the Siuslaw Public Library.

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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:

http://www.eventcenter.org/images/stories/gallery-photos/exposure-guidelines.pdf

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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

http://www.mkartcenter.org/


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.

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Registration closes May 6, 2012

15th Annual International Open Exhibition in Paso Robles, CA. Show runs July 12 - August 12, 2012 Sponsored by the International Society of Acrylic Artists http://www.isap-online.com/

An exhibit that looks like its participants were greatly influenced by Robert Burridge since he lives nearby.

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Deadline May 15, 2012 Artwork must be of Lane County, but artists can live ouside of Lane County.

Lane County "On the Western Edge", A Mixed Media 2D Non-Juried Show that runs June 28 - August 30, 2012. All 2D art is invited including painting, drawing, photography, textiles, mosaics, stained glass which fits the theme. Applications online at http://www.eventcenter.org or at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439 541-997-1994 or 888-968-486.

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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.

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Great Nautical Art Show, May 2012. Open to everyone. Drop off art on the morning of May 5, 10 a.m. - Noon. Up to 3 works of art. OMM will select paintings for display aboard the Portland Steamship, and OSA will select paintings for display at OSA. Two receptions will be held.

Three paintouts will be held in preparation for these shows. Thursday, March 29th, Wednesday, April 11th and Saturday, April 28th. You can paint at the waterfront or onboard the steamship.

Oregon Marine Museum and Oregon Society of Artists host this first show. The two locations for this show will be aborad the Portland Steamship (currently docked in the Willamette River near SW Naito and SW Pine St., Portland; and at the OSA Gallery at 2185 SW Park Place, Portland

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Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012, 11:59PM Mountain Daylight Time.

2nd Annual Industry & Art juried exhibition and sale to be held at Vigor Industrial on Swan Island, 5555 N. Channel Ave., Portland. .Industry in Art (sponsored by the Working Waterfront Coalition of Portland) invite artists in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana to submit up the 3 digital images of existing original artwork. The event is a fundraiser to support industrial job training programs and habitat restoration.

Applications must be submitted using the CaFÉ website http://www.callforentry.com/


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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.)

http://www.ashland.or.us/News.asp?NewsID=2468 http://www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=14633

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Umpqua Valley Arts Association , Roseburg

44th Annual Summer Arts Festival, scheduled for Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th, 2012.

Look on their website: http://www.uvarts.com/ 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 http://uvarts.com/summer-arts-festival/ or contact the UVAA by phone at 541-672-2532.

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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.

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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.

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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: http://www.artinmac.org Their email contact is artinmac@gmail.com

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Summer Boardwalk Show at Bandon waterfront: It’s The Year of the Dragon , so start planning now!

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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 alexis2101p@yahoo.com or call 541-329-0530.

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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 commission...it's FREE. Contact Kathy at 541-808-2248.