Monday, June 11, 2012

Watercolorist Show Opens On Second Street

Second Street Gallery, at 210 Second Street in Old Town

Bandon, announced today Ken Michaelsen of Bandon will show a

selection of his artwork beginning Saturday, June 16th and

continuing through Sunday, July 29, 2012.

Born in San Francisco, California, Michaelsen has combined a

love of nature and a talent for art, making him one of

America’s outstanding wildlife painters.

After spending 4 years in the Air Force, Ken attended San

Francisco Academy of Art. For 15 years, he made his living

creating commercial illustration. Then his career took a

turn when he began to specialize in wildlife illustration.

A major breakthrough for his career occurred when he won the

prestigious California State Duck Stamp competition in the

1978. The next year he won the most coveted honor in the

entire field of sporting art, the Federal Duck Stamp

Competition, recognition that gave him a special place among

waterfowl enthusiasts. In 1991, California Ducks Unlimited

awarded Ken “Artist of the Year”. He has received other

awards for his work from the states of Nevada, Louisiana and


Ken and his wife Judy, also an accomplished artist, recently

settled in Bandon, having lived in Mt. Shasta, California,

for the past 20 years. “We found that we needed to return

to sea level and live near the ocean. Bandon offers us great

opportunities to expand our painting to include seascapes,

birds, animals and nature”, explain the Michaelsen.

The show can be viewed daily between the hours of 10AM and

5PM. For additional information regarding shows, summer

programs, artist demonstrations and workshops, contact the

gallery by calling (541) 347-4133, e-mail or visit the gallery website at .

Richard Rahmlow

Executive Director

Second Street Gallery


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