Friday, June 15, 2012

Ava Richey's Art News

If any of you have art show information, or other art events to post in this newsletter, please send it.
Please note my new e-mail address
Monday Plein Air Paintout Information

Hello Everyone,

This Monday, June 18th, 12 - 3 p.m. we will do a repeat of the rained-out paintout at the vacant parking lot in Old Town that is west of the Minute Cafe (and across the street from the big blue old fish processing building.  There are cypress trees up above old town, and also other types of trees in the old town area. 

Bring a sack lunch and beverage if you like.

Our theme this summer is "Iconic Trees of the South Coast".  So if you have a favorite tree or two that you think we would like to set up and paint, please let me know.  We will have a show with our trees later on.

My phone number 541-297-6118.


p.s. ***There are lots of classes going on right now---see the class section below for lot of learning opportunities!

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 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., except Tuesday,
Wall art, prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, etc. of local South Coast artists.
Come in and check it out!!
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.

Current Shows:

Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence

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


Bandon Public Library    June 2012
In the glass cases:  "Wild, Woolly"--- three dimensional needle felted creations enhanced with natural found objects by Tonya Rosen.

In the hallway gallery:  "Colors of the Oregon Coast:" ---Photography of Patricia Davidson

Black Market Gourmet,  495 Central Ave, Coos Bay. Open Tuesday - Friday, 11
a.m. - 6 p.m.  541-269-0194
Photography show by Robert Levy through June.
Brian Scott Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave, Brookings 541-412-8687
New works by Pete Chasar, Loarraine Filippone, Kathleen Kresa, Christina Ohlsen, Horst Wolf, Elio Camacho, Randall Tillery, Dale Wells, Donna Goss, Manuel Lopez, Nancy Tuttle, Jewell Johnson, Jane Opiat, Dan Sawyer, Craig Barnes.
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
and ""Photographic Synthesis", works by the Oregon Coast
Photographers.  The four artists in the figure show are: Alexandra
--Watercolor & Oil; Lorraine Filippone--Acrylic & Oil; Pat
--Watercolor & Acrylic; J.M. Steele--Oil & Acrylic

BAAA Artist of the Month for June is Jean Adamson who currently specializes in plein air watercolor paintings.

Coos Bay Library  525 West Anderson, Coos Bay
Nancy & Frank Price--Photos of China
Terry Woodall-- Wood Sculpture in the lobby


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

June and July Shows feature the work of Member Artists.
Saturday, June 23rd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. is "Artists in Action" Open House.  Come and tour the building and visit all the classrooms to see the variety of art opportunities.

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

June exhibit is "Sand & Sea"--a variety of local artists display their interpretations of the Oregon Coast in all mediums.
Opening reception is during ArtWalk on Thursday, June 14th.

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. 
Gallery by the Bay   2100 Union Ave, North Bend
Regular gallery hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Features Liz Youngker, mixed media; and Linda Morris, dichroic glass jewelry, clay work and acrylic paintings.

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


Hawthorne Gallery, 517 Jefferson St., Port Orford


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.

Features watercolors and collages of Connie Zane.  Show runs through June - August.


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

Link to the calendar:

Features the First Place and Special Award winners of the Azalea Festival Art Show.
Gallery theme is "Bird Space".
Maude Kerns Gallery 1910 East 15th Ave, Eugene, OR    541-345-1571

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

North Bend Library, Conference Room    541-756-0400

June 2012    Floral Photographs by Paula Reis in the Conference Room:
Sharon Smith's "Memories of Newfoundland" in the tall display case.


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

"Impressions of Old City Hall"

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

Oregon Bay Properties, 1992 Sherman Ave, North Bend  Located in the Hotel North Bend  

Pony Village Mall:
Artists' Loft, 541-756-4088
Featured artist is Sharon Backues' portraits, landscapes and still lifes.
Guest artists: members Jean Adamson, Pam Caladrino, Liz Coke, Patricia Davidson, Carol Howald, Sherry Howk, Dan Hull, Christy Sanders, Hope Sessums, Shirley Sargent Wilhelmsen, Carol Young and Barbara Mahon displaying watercolors, acrylics, oils, collage, ink and charcoal, photography, glass and jewelry..

Cone 9  Local artists featured

East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's)   Carolyn LeGrand's ink, watercolor or acrylic art.

Sterling Savings Bank
features paintings by Magda Druzdel, Gold Beach.

Harry Ritchie's Jewelers:   Artwork of S.L. Donaldson

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

*****Saturday & Sunday, June 16th & 17, Meet & Greet the Artists featuring Jewell Knapp, fabric artist.  Come visit with the artist and see the beautiful, unique bags she transforms from fabric remnants.

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

Features The Star Wars and Indiana Jones artwork of Drew Struzan.
Sandy Bonney (Brookings), Kevin Roeckl (mixed media), Albert Handell (New Mexico), Karon Walstad (Huntington Beach), Thomas Sheets (Brookings), Duncan Regehr (Canada), Jan Kunz (San Francisco).
Siuslaw Library, 1460 9th Street, Florence, OR  541-997-3132

Features outstanding mixed media paintings of Anna Crosby of Myrtle Point.  Anna is an art instructor at the Coquille Valley Art Center in Coquille.  Show also includes artists from Old Town Coffee.
South Slough Interpretive Center, Charleston -- in the William Q. Wick
Auditorium   541-888-5558  61907 Seven Devils Rd., Charleston  Hours 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

"Fission/Fusion: reflecting the Power of Art"  Features the work of Yvonne Ramirez Ousley, Sarita Southgate and Michael William Ousley.  Show runs through August 30th.

Opening Reception Saturday, June 9th   2 - 4:00 p.m.

Southern Coos Hospital & Health Care  

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

***See information on drop-off dates for the upcoming summer show below under Calls to Artists.

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

Oleh Lysiak  See his fabulous mobile sculptures
and "Reasonably Unruly"

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

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,    541-347-5355
Sign up now for classes--- $5.00 holds your spot, pay the remainder when you come to class.
Learn these valuable watercolor techniques to improve your paintings.
--Wednesday, June 20, 2012  "Beyond the Borders--Negative Painting", Connie Zane    $25
--Wednesday, June 27, 2012  "More Negative Painting", Watercolor, Connie Zane $25
--Tuesday, June 19, 2012  Watercolor Workshop: Learn the Lifting technique. $25
    Instructor Victoria Tierney.  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   For more information call 541-347-5355.
--Wednesday & Thursday, July 18th & 19th, Colored Pencil Workshop, Instructor Susan D'Amico
$75 includes paper.  Colored pencils will be available for purchase if you don't have required colors.
For more information or to register call 541-347-5355.

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 (Coastal Douglas Arts & Business Alliance) Art Academy, Reedsport
Sue Bridston   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

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
 Ken Means Carving   9 - 12 noon and 6 - 9 p.m. on Wednesdays 
Quilting  10 a.m. on Wednesdays
AppliquĂ©  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 
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            

2nd Wednesdays 2 p.m.    Artist Trading Cards Swap.  --meet, swap, then stay to work on more.
Friday card classes each week... 10 a.m. and again at 12:30  Sign up ahead so you can get a materials packet.
At the Siuslaw Public Library in Florence
Art Journaling with Rosie Hill  "Journal Your Journey; Fun Ways to Document Your Days"  Wednesday, June 20, at 12 noon, in the Bromley Room, journal enthusiast Rosie Hill will share ideas on creating a visual chronicle of your life.  Taking scrapbooking to the next level, she will share techniques for creating journals that are truly personal.  There will be door prizes, including a $25.00 gift certificate.  This is an adult summer reading program.

Sage Place, 11th & Elmira, Bandon
For a schedule of classes offered go to:
June Classes include: Beginning Beading;  Viking Knit;  Byzantine Charm Bracelet;  Open Studio Beading;  Intro to Glass Fusing; Intro to Metals; Open studio Glass Fusing;  Open Studio Metals.  Ask about custom art classes and parties. 
Check out the calendar for lots of fun classes in a variety of mediums.
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
Second Street Gallery, 210 2nd St SE, Old Town Bandon  541-347-4133
July Workshops: Digital Photography/Richard Rahmlow; Capture the Bandon Coastline in Watercolor/ Jane Hardgrove; "Watercolor" Felting Class/ Sandra McDonaldThree Dimensional Art Felting Class/ Sandra McDonald;  More Ambiance, Less Detail: Working with Acrylics & a Palette Knife/ S.L. Donaldson;  Introduction to Navajo Weaving/ Yvonne Ramirez OusleyPainting Fast & Loose/ J.M. Steele Beginning Watercolor Workshop/ Terry Magill; Intermediate Watercolor Workshop/ Terry Magill Creative Collage Workshop/ Susan Lehman


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:
******Thursday, June 21, 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
Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, 2012
Umpqua Valley Arts Association , Roseburg
44th Annual Summer Arts Festival starting in January for
Friday, June 29, 2012   
HarborTown Event Center  Old Town Bandon, next door to McFarlin's
Fourth Annual Grand Salon opening reception with art, food, drink, music and ping-pong tables.
Show runs through July 13, 2012    Contact Victoria Tierney for more information 541-347-9862.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
North Bend Library   Matthew Stennett, fine art painter, will have a show which includes 3 new paintings, along with a 5 canvas portrait series of writer William S. Burroughs.
Sunday, July 22, 2012   2 - 4 p.m.
Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central, Coos Bay    541-267-0194
Opening reception for "Take Five", art by Janne LaValle, Susan Lehman, Clayton Redwood, Pat Snyder, dorothea tortilla    art & music    Show runs July 2nd through August 30th.
Calls to Artists:
The Springfield Arts Commission seeks submissions from artists for a summer show (adults only) to be held in the City Hall Gallery in July with the theme "Illustrate Your Dream."  Artists need not be residents of Springfield.  May submit up to 2 pieces, dry and ready to hang, or display in cases.  Gallery guidelines are available at
Call to All Artists:  Pony Village Mall:  "Patriotic Art Display.  Inviting all interested artists to display their red-white-blue art for the month of July. For more information contact Kathi at Cone 9.  541-808-2248
Drop off date for “GAMES PEOPLE PLAY”
The Summer Show: (July, August, September): at Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon
9:00 a.m. Thursday, July 5th at the hospital.
Looking for "collectables" such as old chess boards, backgammon boards, cribbage sets.  Or a game you have invented, phtos of games/sporting events such as local golf courses; paintings of the same; depiction of psychological games people play.  Get Creative!  It's summertime..time for fun and games.

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.

 "Models on the Move"    Backstreet Gallery, Florence  Turn in by August.
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.

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


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.


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 July 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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