Friday, May 25, 2012

Ava Richey's Art News

Hello Everyone,

Since we got rained out last Monday we will try again this Monday at the same place.

This Monday, May 28th, 12 - 3 p.m. the paintout will be at 4th SW and Garfield Street in Bandon. It's the dead-end street near the old Cypress tree that leans out over 4th Street/Ocean Drive.

Bring a sack lunch and beverage if you like.

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 541-297-6118

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.


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.



Fundraiser for a No-Kill Cat Shelter in Portland:

"The House of Dreams Art Show and Sale" takes place in Portland.

Nancy DeGroot, a plein air painter who divides her time between Portland and Bandon is looking for artists willing to donate art to be auctioned off to benefit a no-kill cat shelter in Portland.

She is in Bandon until Saturday at Noon. If you would like to donate a piece of art to this worthy cause please drop off work at Bandon Artist Supply between now and Saturday Noon.



Current Shows:

Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence

See Call to Artists in the last section below....


Bandon Public Library May 2012

In the glass cases: "Monsters, Gargoyles and Friends"--- paintings & clay sculptures by the Arts and After School Culture Club at Harbor Lights Middle School and Bandon High School Art Class.

In the hallway gallery: "Mom and the Girls" ---a three generational show of diverse art by Elaine Owens, her daughters Deborah Whitworth, Dawn Vonderlin, Dana Williams, and Dana's daughter Natasha Stulz.


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

Friday, May 17th, 5 - 8 p.m. Opening for photography show by Robert Levy


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

"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 May at Coos Art Museum is Charles of Charleston.


Coos Bay Library 525 West Anderson, Coos Bay


Wall Display:and Lobby Features the wonderful marine art prints and originals of Don McMichael.


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

May 5 - June 2nd "Impressions of Old City Hall"

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

Congratulations to Michael W.Ousley who has a painting displayed in this show.


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


Crystal Dolphin Gallery

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


Easy Lane Frames & Select Gallery

3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

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


Emerald Art Center

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


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


"All-in-One" Solo Art Exhibit featuring paintings by S L Donaldson.

Show runs May 1 - June 30, 2012


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

To see artwork created by Douglas Russell go to Coos Art Museum, upstairs, where Doug's work is currently showing in conjunction with "Expressions West 2012" in which he was the juror.


Florence Events Center

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


Freshwater Gallery 236-B, HWY 101, Port Orford 541-332-8019

"Where Does Heat Go", features oil paintings of Geoffrey Rhoads. Opening reception Friday, May 4th, 4:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. Show continues through Memorial Day weekend Port Orford Art Walk event.

Sunday, May 27th Art Walk 3 - 6:00 p.m.


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.


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


Hawthorne Gallery, 517 Jefferson St., Port Orford

Sunday, May 27th --ArtWalk 3 - 6:00 p.m.


High Tide Cafe, Charleston

Rod Sullens is the featured artist this month, along with other artists including Michael W. Ousley and Mike Holm.

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


Langlois Public Library 48234 Hwy 101, Langlois, OR 97450

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


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

Link to the calendar:

May Artist of the month is Cathy Dean, showing watercolors.


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

Silent Witness:Parvin Butte, OR Photographs by John Bauguess. May 14 - 18th. Opens Monday, May 14th, 6 - 8 p.m. The show bears witness to the mining of a historical natural resource near Dexter.


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


North Bend Library, Conference Room 541-756-0400

May 2012 South Coast Women in Photography

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


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

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


Pony Village Mall:

Artists' Loft, 541-756-4088

Glenn Smith, Photography; Guest Artist Carolyn LeGrand featuring watercolors with ink and more.

Cone 9 Local artists featured

East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's) Sherry Howk

Sterling Savings Bank

May features paintings by Magda Druzdel.

Harry Ritchie's Jewelers: Artwork of Cheryl LeVesque and Beebe Slater

Turner Art Studio & Gallery, Ste 128, 541-290-7858


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.


Second Street Gallery, 210 2nd Street, Old Town Bandon 541-347-4133 or e-mail at

Fourth Annual Miniature & Small Works Exhibition

Show runs April, May and June, 2012


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



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"


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

***Oleh Lysiak See his fabulous mobile sculptures

"Reasonably Unruly"

Sunday, May 27th Artwalk-- hors d'oeuvres and music 5-7 p.m.


Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1625 W. Harvard, Roseburg


"Artworks NW" opens in the Hallie Brown Ford Gallery. Show runs through July 6, 2012

"Photoworks NW" opens in the Red Gallery. Show runs through July 6, 2012

"WSO's Traveling Aqueous Exhibit" opens in the Corridor Gallery and the Alcove Gallery.

"Seasons of Color" by Andrew Duclos opens in Gallery II.


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 milessouth 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 forthose artists interested in showing their work, contact Vickie.

541-404-7336, or




Mitch Baird is holding a plein air painting workshop that covers the fundamental principles of painting and composition as well as learning to 'see' as an artist. Drawing, value, color and edges will be stressed as well as building a strong design from the elements of nature. Two day for $200. June 2nd & 3rd. On Sauvie Island near Portland, OR. to register contact Mitch at


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


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.


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

Saturday, June 2, 2012 1 -3:00 p.m. Flower Printing Workshop with Joanne B. Drapkin. Learn how to create flower, herb or leaf prints. Take home 5 note cards, 1 laminated coaster and colorful practice sheets.

Contact Joanne at 541-347-8179, or sign up at Art by the Sea. $15

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Watercolor Workshop: Learn the Lifting technique. $25 Instructor Victoria Tierney. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information call 541-297-6118.


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


CDABA Art Academy, Reedsport

**** Friday May 25th, 6 - 7:30 p.m. The Art of Artist Trading Cards with Sue Bridston $20 Register at 541-271-4608


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

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

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

***Pottery/ Open Studio Thursdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Anyone can come & try out clay.

Pottery Classes available by appointment and will work around your schedule as much as possible. Non-members welcome too.

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

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



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


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

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.


Sage Place, 11th & Elmira, Bandon

For a schedule of classes offered go to:

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


Southwestern Community College

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


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, May 25, 2012 4 - 6 p.m.

Port Orford Heads at the Port Orford Lifeboat Station

Roger Rasmussen, builder of the new 5' x 5' diorama will tell visitors about how he built this stunning permanent exhibit. He will be joined by Jason Tilley, builder of the white-oak stand for the diorama. Refreshments will be on hand.


Sunday, May 27, 2012 3 - 6:00 p.m.

Port Orford Art Walk includes Artist's Nook, Agate Gardens, Dana's Trading Post, Freshwater Gallery, Hawthorne Gallery, Johnson Gallery, Point B Studio, Rick Cook Gallery, Roaring Sea Arts and TriAngle Square Gallery. Art, music and refreshments. Maps available around town.


Sunday, May 27, 2012 1 - 4:00 p.m.

Roaring Sea Arts in Port Orford Artists, musicians and writers will be providing informal entertainment. Refreshments will be served. Participating in Art Walk. Call Donna at 332-4444 or Suzanne at 332-0540.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5 - 7:00 p.m.

Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence 541-997-8980

After Hours Party--mingle with the artists, listen to music and enjoy appetizers.


***Thursday, May 31, 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

Saturday, June 2, 2012 9:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Curry Arts Free Watercolor Class

Brookings artists Audi Stanton will help you complete a full painting and show you some painting and texture techniques to make a magnificent seascape. For adults 18 and older. To sign up, call Sharon Guinn at 541-425-1213. Limited space so sign up early. Workshop materials list is available. Participants encouraged to bring a sack lunch.


Saturday, June 9, 2012 3 p.m.

BAAA sponsors "Chalk it Up" at Portland Bagel Co.#3 on the corner of Broadway & Newmark in North Bend. The tables there are covered with chalkboard paint. Artists are free to collaborate so bring your friends and create fun artwork. The owner will take pictures of completed artwork for display at Portland Bagel Co. #3. No fee to participate. Chalk in various colors will be provided. RSVP would be helpful, but is not required. For more info contact Stephanie Donaldson at 541-404-9511 or

Winner of the best Chalk 'Masterpiece' gets a Bagel Sandwich.


*****Saturday, June 9, 2012 2 - 4 p.m.

South Slough NERR Interpretive Center, Charleston 61907 Seven Devils Rd 541-888-5558

Opening reception for "Fission/Fusion: Reflecting the Power of Art" Features the work of Yvonne Ramirez Ousley, Sarita Southgate and Michael William Ousley.

Show runs June 9 - Aug. 30, 2012 Hours are 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tueseday through Saturday.


Calls to Artists:


"Models on the Move" Backstreet Gallery, Florence

Artists have the opportunity to decorate an artist's mannequin in a creative, clever, flamboyant way to enhance and transform the model into an art piece. Entry fee and mannequin $10. Can be picked up beginning May 15th at Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence.

The model creations will be on display at the Gallery during the month of August. Opening reception is on August 11th Artwalk for all artists. The proceeds go to Florence's GALA ArtWalk. A silent auction and reception to celebrate the models will take place in the Bromley Room at the Siuslaw Library, Saturday, 8/15/12, 5-7 p.m.


Delivery Deadline Monday & Tuesday, June 4th & 5th

Easy Lane Frames invites you to enter "Sand and Sea": Artwork spotlighting the beautiful South Coast. This show will be judged by a professional; prizes and ribbons awarded. Art may be 2 or 3 dimensional. No size limitation. 2-dimensional work must be ready to hang. Opening reception will be Thursday, June 14th during ArtWalk, 5 - 8:00 p.m. For more information call 541-756-7638.


Time to get cracking on this project---it will be July before you know it. :)

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?)…….Paintings of games. This should be a really fun exhibit for the summer and we hope it will combine collectibles and the fruits of your imagination.


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


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



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


Bandon Library Art Committee is seeking artists for exhibitions in both theHallway Gallery and the Glass Cases during the 2013. You canalso 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. Pleasecontact 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 June 14th. 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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