Friday, June 29, 2012

Ava Richey's Art News

Art Information follows this announcement. If any of you have art show
information, or other art events to post in this newsletter, please
send it to
Monday Plein Air Paintout Information
Hello Everyone,

This Monday, July 2nd, 3 - 6 p.m. the paintout will be at Pioneer Cemetery in Bandon. Beautiful old cypress trees live there with a view of the river and ocean, and interesting old headstones.

We have talked for the last couple of years about painting later in the day, when the light is more interesting, and the summer wind has slowed a bit, hopefully. We will try this new time for the month of July, to see if it works out.

Directions: From Old Town Bandon take Caroline Street (next to the water treatment plant with the whales painted on the tanks) up the hill to the stop sign at Harlem Street. Turn left, go up a block--it's on the left.

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.

Anyone have beautiful madrone, maple trees, or others, on their property, or know of trees that are accessible to painters and parking of cars, please call me.

***If any of you are interested in joining us to paint plein air in Roseburg in September (See Call to Artists at the end of the newsletter for more information) please let me know right away, so we can make hotel reservations, and so you can get your application in.

My phone number 541-297-6118.


ps: Friday, June 29th is the pick up date at Souther Coos Hospital in Bandon from the Weather Report Show. Please go in and pick up your paintings. Thanks. :)

pps: Please don't forget to come to the opening reception of the Grand Salon Art Show at HarborTown Center in Old Town Bandon this Friday night. 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Good food, live music and lots of art.

ppps: If any of you have art you want to sell at the Port Orford Art Council "Kiss it Goodbye" Sale, where 50% of the proceeds go to you the artist, and the other is split between supportin the POAC kids' art program and the PO can be dropped off at Art by the Sea in Old Town Bandon by Monday, July 2nd. Susan Lehman will deliver it to Port Orford on Tues. morning. Or contact Joyce at 541-253-6198.

Art does not have to be frame

pppps: Are there any clay artists out there who are interested in the creation of abstract, fine art using clay as a medium? We have a subscriber who would like to talk with those interested in making 'not necessarily functional' pieces. Please email me and I will put you in touch. Thanks. Ava


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, Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 -5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 541-347-4482 or call 541-297-6118

****All Red, White and Blue paint will be on sale for 15% off regular price through Saturday, July 15th.

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 541-347-5355

Wall art, prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, etc. of local South Coast artists.

Come in and check it out!! ****We have a variety of art classes scheduled.

Bandon Frame and Photoworks 541-347-1716

***** 25% off regular price on 32" x 40" in stock or preorder mats through the end of July.


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.


You have probably heard by now that North Bend artist Curt Hitch passed away recently. I had the honor of knowing Curt and painting with him. He taught me about painting technique, especially in pastel. But the thing I learned most from Curt is that the best way to learn is just to get in there and experiment with every medium, and every subject, and most of all to enjoy doing it. Making art and fishing were more than pastimes to him...they were what life is all about. Curt was always passionate about art, and because of that, he inspired us to be excited by our creative ventures. I'm so glad I own lots of his art to keep me smiling.


Current Shows:


Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence
See Call to Artists in the last section below....

Bandon Public Library July 2012

******Carolyn LeGrand paintings use figures, bold colors and symbols relating to the human condition. Her style is influenced by 20th Century German Expressionists, demonstrating an amazing ability to communicate emotion.
Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central Ave, Coos Bay. Open Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 541-269-0194
*******July 2nd through August 30th "Take Five!"--Art Inspired by Music and More Featuring artists Janne LaValle, Susan Lehman, Clayton Redwood, Pat Snyder and dorothea tortilla.

Artists' reception is Sunday, July 22nd from 2 - 4 p.m.

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 Four", and "Photographic Synthesis," works by the Oregon Coast Photographers. The four artists in the figure show are: Alexandra Eyer--Watercolor and; Oil; Lorraine Filippone--Acrylic and Oil; Pat Renner--Watercolor and J.M. Steele--Oil and 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


Library: Oregon Coast Music Association Posters

Lobby Cases: Phil Kupka, Horror figurines, models.

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 and Select Gallery
3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

June and; July exhibit is "Sand and Sea"--a variety of local artists display their interpretations of the Oregon Coast in all mediums.

*****"Honoring the Military and; Our Great Country", features art about the military. Opening reception is ArtWalk, July 12th, 5 - 8 p.m. A print will be given away, and free items will be available for any military person attending. Show runs through July.

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

*****July: Bay Area Artists Association member show. Opening reception is Sunday, July 15th from 2 - 4 p.m.

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

****"Six Shooters" an exhibit of work by six photographers, opens Saturday and runs through July 29th. Works by Jim Buch, Gary Welton, Lynda Bare, Rick Marsh, Betty Romero and Cliff Harvey.

In the Glass Case is jewelry designed by Debbie Pacheco and Dagmar Huber, featuring pieces with Swarovski crystals, gemstones and steampunk touches.
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 Linda Mason from North Bend and Theresa Chickering from Reedsport..They will be exhibiting their "Fiber-Art Pieces", hanging quilts.


Gallery on the Bay 541-888-3771 Oils & Pastels of Birds and; Animals Open by appointment.


Hawthorne Gallery, 517 Jefferson St., Port Orford


High Tide Cafe, Charleston

****Features Carollee Tucker's paintings, in addition to Jean Boynton, Rod Sullens, Michael W. Ousley and Mike Holm.

Open 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays.


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, Eugene

****An exhibition of tie-dyed work by Jennifer Schomer. Reception will beheld at 5:30 p.m. on July 6th.

She hand dyes and hand makes clothing and accessories from recycled fabrics. She also dyes peace sign banners and does landscape photography.


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.

*****July 2012: Paintings of Board Sports and Portraits by Matthew Stinnett in the conference room.


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

Artists with new work featured are Clayton Redwood, Paulette Landers, Jerry Baron, Michael Ousley, Yvonne Ousley, Sarita Southgate and S L Donaldson, and others.


Pony Village Mall:

Artists' Loft, 541-756-4088

****Featured artist is Sharon Backues' portraits, landscapes and still lifes.

Guest artists: Watercolors by Cindi Horner

Cone 9 Local artists featured

East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's)

**** Nan Forsberg Hammons acrylics, watercolors, and collage works done in the abstratct and realist manner.

Sterling Savings Bank

****features paintings in acrylic and oils by Shirley Sargent, depicting very vibrant scenes of Seattle culture, the modes of the West, the Amish, kale and other still life topics.

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

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

Gallery hours are Monday, 4 - 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 1 - 7:00 p.m.


Port Orford Library


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

Ken Michaelson's fine art is on the featured wall...includes watercolor of animals and birds.

Saturday & Sunday, June 30th & July 1st, Meet & Greet the Artists featuring Kelle Herrick. Come visit with the artist and see her fantastic bird photography.


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.


Southern Coos Hospital & Health Care

***Pick up Weather Report art on Friday, June 29th, throughout the day.

***Drop off date for "Games People Play" The Summer Show: (July, August, September): at Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, Bandon is 9:00 a.m. Thursday, July 5th at the hospital.


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.

--Wed. July 11th "Making and; Creating with Collage Papers", Connie Zane $25 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

--Thurs. July 12th "Perspective Drawing", Tom Settles, $20, 2 - 4:00 p.m.

--Wed. & Thurs. July 18th & 19th, "Colored Pencil Workshop", Instructor Susan D'Amico $75, 1-4 p.m.

--Tues. July 24th "Drop-in Collage Play Day", Susan Lehman $10--matls included, 1 -4:00 p.m.

--Wed. July 25th "Architectural Collage", Connie Zane $25, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

--Sat. July 28th "Collagraph (collage and hand printing)", Joanne Drapkin $40, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tues. July 31st "Bag Party" (create a handbag using recycled plastic bags) Arlene Tinsley, $15, 1-4 p.m.

Some classes have materials lists--call or drop by for more information.


Artist Loft Gallery, Pony Village Mall, North Bend. Call for Class Information at 541-756-4088

Thursday, August 16th, 1-4 p.m. Beading Workshop--Doing earrings with Hester Solseng, Class Fee $40 plus Materials Kit, $40 Register by Saturday, August 11th.


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

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


Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638

Contact for information on a variety of classes.

Summer classes starting July 9th:

Beginning Watercolor with Sherry Howk.

Cartooning with Bandon artist Leo Chiantelli

Kids Klasses with Pearl Maxner

and more. Call for more information.

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.


Florence''s Art Workshops by the Sea

July 20th "Mixed Media with Ranger Ink"

July 21st "Mixed Media with Lazertran"

Each class is $99, or take both for $185. instructor is Sara Naumann, certified Ranger educator whose work can be seen in major papercraft magazines.


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

*****The JULY Artists Trading Card Swap has been changed to Tuesday, July 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

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.


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 WorkshopsI Digital Photography/Richard Rahmlow; Capture the Bandon Coastline in Watercolor/ Jane Hardgrove; "Watercolor" Felting Class/ Sandra McDonald; Three 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 Ousley; Painting Fast & Loose/ J.M. Steele; Beginning Watercolor Workshop/ Terry Magill; Intermediate Watercolor Workshop/ Terry Magill; Creative Collage Workshop/ Susan Lehman

Painting Fast & Loose With Oils J.M. Steele
Friday, July 27th, 10am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 5pm, Tuition $95.

J.M. Steele's Oil Painting class for Beginners thru Advanced will cover basic design, color theory and still life. In a fun-filled, educational setting, you will be instructed and given valuable information, as well as many handouts, to help you see the world thru an artist’s eye. The student will then interpret and apply that knowledge by completing at least one still life painting in the course of the day. Learn the fundamentals, new skills, tricks and tips that will make your paintings come to life!

Jeanne Steele's paintings can be seen at the Gallery and on her website at

To register or for more information, please call the Gallery at 541-347-4133 or come in to pick up a class schedule.


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, June 29, 2012 7 - 11:00 p.m.

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.


Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, June 30, July 1 and July 4, 2012

Second Street Gallery, Old Town Bandon 541-347-4133

Featured artist is Kelle Herrick with her beautiful photographs and cards of bird life on the coast.


Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Bay Area Artists Association monthly member meeting--public welcome

Featured speaker is June Miller, Art Therapist Pony Village Mall, across the hall from Maurice's.


Thursday, July 12, 2012 5 - 8:00 p.m.

*****ArtWalk in North Bend, Coos Bay, Empire

at Various Venues, maps available. contact Crystal Dolphin Gallery 541-756-1989


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.


****Saturday, July 14, 2012 5 - 8 p.m.

Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay

Art Reception : Pat Snyder has a solo exhibition, "Contexture--New Works by Pat Snyder" upstairs at the Mabel Hansen Gallery, in the Coos Art Museum. Reception and book-signing of his "Coos County Playgrounds-30 Collages" will be in Show runs July 14th - September 22nd.


****Saturday, July 14, 2012 5 - 8 p.m.

Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay

Maritime Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser--Contact the Museum for Tickets to the delicious dinner by Coach House Restaurant. Opening Reception for the 19th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition. In the Perkins Room is art by Harold W. Johnson; in the Uno E. Richter Atrium are "Rarely Seen Works" from the permanant collection, and Pat Snyder's new works in the Mabel Hansen Gallery; Claire Wherle Community Gallery features 34 years of Oregon Coast Music Festival posters..

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:


****Umqua Valley Art Association --2012 Umpqua Plein Air Event--September 5,6 & 7th.

Deadline to Register is August 7th. Juror is Thomas Kitts. To see the prospectus and download the registration forms or to register go to and click on Happenings at the top, click on Current.


****The Artist Loft Gallery "All Things Marine--A Juried Show" Submission dates Aug. 2 & 3.

Is sponsoring the fifth annual juried Marine show in August. Show runs Aug. 9th to Sept. 7th. Opening reception will be ArtWalk on Thursday, August 9th, 5 - 8 p.m. $5 for one entry or $8 for two entries. For more information contact Barbara Mahon 541-756-2481 or Sharon Backues at 541-756-9792.


Oregon Arts Commission (OAC) has set a deadline of August 15, 2012 for the first of three deadlines for Career Opportunity Grants. Additional resources from The Ford Family Foundation are available to mid-career visual artists in this cycle.

Career Opportunity Grants support Oregon artists who have identified critical opportunities to advance their careers through the development of artistic, or business and professional skills.

Artists may apply for funding to show in national or international exhibits, to participate in conferences, workshops or residencies, or to explore other ways to expand their knowledge and business base. Up to $1500 may be requested. Emerging and established artists practicing all disciplines are eligible, students and hobbyists are not.

The Ford Family Foundation Opportunity Grants target full-time visual artists in the 30 and over age group. Awards range from $1500 to $7500. Artists apply for The Ford Family Foundation funds in the same manner as the Career Opportunity grants; the applications are reviewed in a single combined process.

"We are very pleased to offer this important support to Oregon artists in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation", said OAC Executive Director Chris D'Arcy. "The Career Opportunity grants have enabled artists to take designs into the commercial marketplace; allowed others to travel to present their work at international fairs and festivals, and provided for the professional recording of new music. These artists are important part of Oregon's creative economy.

Grant applications are evaluated according to the following three criteria.

Artistic Merit 50% quality of work samples, background and experience as demonstrated by resume, samples and other supporting materials.

Career Impact 45% uniqueness of the opportunity, quality of the proposed event, or a clearly defined need for the artistic or business skill proposed to be developed.

Budget 5%: Costs proportional to proposed activity, purpose for which grant funds will be used.


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.


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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