Friday, April 13, 2012

Ava Richey's Art News

Please note my new e-mail address


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.




Art Information:


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

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


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


Artists' Accomplishments:

We want to honor the achievements of all you artists, so don't be shy about sending the highlights of your art lives, or those of your artist friends.


****Congratulations to 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!!


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

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.


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.


Current Shows:


Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence


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.


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


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.


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

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

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


Coos Bay Library 525 West Anderson, Coos Bay


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

Lobby: Tim Fitzgerald, Driftwood sculpture


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

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.


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


Crystal Dolphin Gallery

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


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",


Emerald Art Center

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.


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.


Fairbanks Gallery located on campus at OSU in Corvallis. Free, open to the public Mon.- Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fridays 8 - 12 noon. Contact Douglas Russell at 541-737-5009, or


Florence Events Center

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

Yachats Art Guild Artists' Reception at Florence Events Center

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


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.


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


Hawthorne Gallery, 517 Jefferson St., Port Orford


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.


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

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

Presented by the Colored Pencil Society of America District Chapter 201


Langlois Public Library 48234 Hwy 101, Langlois, OR 97450

Hours: Mon. 11a.m.-2 p.m., Tues-Fri. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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

Link to the calendar:


Artist of the month is Diane Price, showing watercolors.


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

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


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


North Bend Library, Conference Room 541-756-0400


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

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


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


Port Orford Library April through June

****Sheila Oberg and Andy Anderson


Raincoast Gallery

Featuring work of many local artists.

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


Signatures Gallery, 515 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR 541-469-1085 or 541-661-0132


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.


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.


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!


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

Celebrating the art of Janet Pretti and David Woof


Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1625 W. Harvard, Roseburg


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


U.S. Bank--Coquille

Works by Joanne Drapkin; Victoria Tierney's paintings of Coos County Parks for the 30 Parks by 30 Artists Show; selected works from "TIME" - A Statewide Traveling Show of Oregon Prison Art.


Whistling Gallery

87456 Ste. A, Whistling Drive, Bandon (located in Laurel Grove, 5 miles south of Bandon.) A variety of artists showing 2-d and 3-d work.

Also in charge of showing work at Billy Smoothboar's and other venues for those artists interested in showing their work, contact Vickie.

541-404-7336, or




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

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.


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.


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.


Bay Be, located in Charleston, next door to High Tide Cafe is now open and offers licensed childcare for kids 3 yrs & up with a focus on nature and art projects. ALSO offer workshops for adults--making lip balm, jewelry, knitting and yoga.

Drop-in Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with only $5 and 5 minutes we can help you create a craft such as paper, a candle, a willow basket, driftwood sculpture or bird feeder. 541-888-3265, Find us on Facebook.


Brookings Area and more:

various classes are listed at


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

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.


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

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.


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.


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

For information: 541-332-8019 or 541-236-8077, or


Gallery on the Bay

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

Lessons in painting pastel by Darrell Sanders.


Heritage Textile Arts Guild

157#A, Pony Village Mall, North Bend

Lessons available in wearables, kitchen linens and gift items.


Manley Art Center, Brookings

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


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

For information and registration forms: or 800-375-5133.


Rose Palette, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. 541-290-7858

Oil Painting classes by Carol Turner, 2:30 - 5:30 Mondays, $20 per class. You can reach Carol at 541-396-5373 for information on other classes as well.


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

New Classes: e-mail for more information.

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


Sage Place, 11th & Elmira, Bandon

For a schedule of classes offered go to:

Southwestern Community College

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

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

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


Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg

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


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

Drop in Art Workshop every Friday Afternoon 1 - 4 p.m.

Individual instruction in any medium; demonstrations in various mediums; critiques of completed work and works in progress. $12 per session. Just drop in and bring something you would like to work on, or need help with. Each week something new is presented during demonstrations.


Dateline Events:


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.


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?".


***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


*****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!


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


*****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, wine & music. Choice art has been donated to this affair for the drawing. 541-672-2532


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)


Calls to Artists:


*****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.


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


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: or 541-373-1861, or stop by the office at 444 Jackson Street, Port Orford


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: or call Kay Van Wart, BAAA Pony Village Mall Show Chairperson, at (541) 266-8727 for more info.


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: Ignore the listed Char at N2N as soon as possible at (541) 751-9666.


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


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

For more information:

April 14, 2012 postmark deadline

Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay,

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


Deadline April 16, 2012

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

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

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

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

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


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

"Exposure 2012" Photography Only show. Florence Events Center

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


Submission Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2012

Maude Kerns Art Center’s

Call for Artists: 2013-2014 Exhibits Schedule

Artists working in all 2- and 3-dimensional mediums, including

installations, are invited to submit images of their work along

with an application form to be considered for the next biennium

(2013-2014) of exhibits at the Maude Kerns Art Center.

Submissions may include solo, group, and/or themed shows. There

is a $15 submission fee for individual artists and a $5 fee per

artist for group shows.

The postmark deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012. Application

forms and prospectuses are available at the Art Center or online


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.


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

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


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 or at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439 541-997-1994 or 888-968-486.


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.


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


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


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.)


Umpqua Valley Arts Association , Roseburg

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

Look on their website: starting in January for applications for booths for artists, crafters, food vendors and entertainers.

This is an established, major cultural event in the Umpqua Valley drawing artists and crafters from across the U.S. for the 3 day festival with live music, food from local vendors, and lots of art. The event draws over 16,000 visitors of all ages. Proceeds benefit the UVAA's arts-in-education programs, bringing art instruction to elementary school children in Douglas County.

Those with questions are encouraged to consult the FAQ document posted on or contact the UVAA by phone at 541-672-2532.


The Summer Show: (July, August, September): “GAMES PEOPLE PLAY”

Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon

It was Crystal Landucci’s impressive collection of games of Chinese checkers that inspired this one. We’re looking for board games of all sorts that can be mounted on the walls; your own inventions would be great too……you’ve got a little while to work on this one so start inlaying those chess boards or drilling those cribbage sets….(fashioning those dominos?)…….This should be a really fun exhibit for the summer and we hope it will combine collectibles and the fruits of your imagination.


The Fall Show: (October, November, December) “WHAT I DID ON MY VACATION”

Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon

Paintings and Journals created by the travelers amongst us. We already have some folks in mind but if you have some work you think might fit in….please let us know.

The Artists' Village, McMinnville, OR Saturday & Sunday, July 14th & 15th, 2012

The McMinnville Sunrise Rotary Club is hosting their 4th Annual Artists' Village. Funds raised from this event go to help develop the arts and help Oregon artists with this event.

This is a juried event to obtain a booth at this show in order to sell your work. 10 ' x 10' booth under a tent, $100 for both days. Jurying fee will be non-refundable $25. Best in Show cash prizes total $1000.

They are looking for a variety of fine art participants including painting, sculpture, pottery, metalwork, dance, music and readings.

Information and applications will be posted in January on their website: Their email contact is


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


Bandon Library Art Committee is seeking artists for exhibitions in both the

Hallway Gallery and the Glass Cases during the 2013. You can
also put your name on the list in case there are cancellations before then.

The art can be paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, and the like; crafts, collections, small sculptures and/or jewelry for the cases. Please contact Alexis Proctor at or call 541-329-0530.


Opportunity to Sell your Work:

Kathy from "Katherine's" in Pony Village Mall (south wing) is seeking artists to display art on Art Walk Thursdays from 5 - 8:00 p.m. each month.

The upcoming one is April 12th. The Mall will provide easels and tables.

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

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