Friday, July 6, 2012

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 9th, we will be painting out at Amber Harris' house. We can be there anytime between 12 - 6 p.m. You can arrive at 12 noon and stay until 6 p.m., or leave sooner. Come later in the day, whatever fits your schedule. Bring your lunches, snacks and beverages and painting gear..

Directions: Take either Highway 42 S to Prosper Jct. Rd. or take Hwy 101 north of Bandon to Prosper Jct. Rd (south of the Coquille River Bridge where Riverside Drive meets Hwy 101)

Take PROSPER JCT RD. until you see the entrance on the north side of the road marked GLENWOOD ESTATES. Turn into the entrance road then make a right on Sunny Loop. Watch you speed. Drive east on Sunny Loop, continue until the road curves left, follow it--start looking on the right hand side.

Amber's house has a border of small rocks along the road on each side of her circle drive.

IF YOU GET LOST call me on my cell phone and I will come lead you there. :)

I'm looking forward to painting her madrone tree.

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.

*****Our plein air group has been invited to put paintings in the window cases by JoAnn Fabrics in Pony Village Mall during August. So please be figuring out what you want to show, along with label information, etc.

****Here's a link to a Seattle gallery that shows plein paintings from a show there:

Thanks, Mike.

My phone number 541-297-6118.



ps: Sunday, July 8th, Southern Coos Hospital in Bandon, opening reception for "Games People Play", 1 - 3 p.m.; music, refreshments and fun/art. Only at the reception: Have your fortune read by THE BIRD ORACLE, using wonderful cards that will be for sale at the reception.

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.

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.

******Cases: "The Joy of Hooking : Rugs as Art" features the work of fiber artist Robin Haruna. She is exhibiting several rugs, including a crewel-style piece, an oriental design, and a piece called "Bandon Memories"; also sample books, tools, books and other objects related to rug hooking.


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 July

*****Features in the Gallery: "Fantastic Kites" from the Southern Oregon Kite Festival

*****Showcase: "Smaller Kites from the Southern Oregon Kite Festival "


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

***Show opens Saturday, July 14th, 2012 5 p.m.

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..

*****BAAA Artist of the Month for July features Curt Hitch


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.


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

Honoring the Military & 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


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 & 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 541-469-180
Link to the calendar:

****JULY Features acrylics and sculptures by Pete Chasar--he will demonstrate for artwalk 5 -6:30 p.m.

Gallery Theme is "Stars, Moons and Rainbows."

Panels: Donal Christiano, Dawn Phillips, Jim McCarten, Barbara & Charles Jervis, Diana Chasar, Ralph Wolfe


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


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


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, July 7th features Meet and Greet the artists. Please come in and enjoy!Mari Lochhass will be showing her beautiful fish prints.


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


Features The Star Wars and Indiana Jones artwork of Drew Struzan.

Sandy Bonney (pastels), 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

***** "Games People Play" Opening reception Sunday, July 8th, 1 - 3 p.m. Show runs through September.

Have your fortune told at the reception by THE BIRD ORACLE. See wonderful games of all sorts. Music, refreshments and fun.


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 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, 541-347-5355

Sign up now for classes--- $5.00 holds your spot, pay the remainder when you come to class.

--Wed. July 11th "Making & 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

****FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK 5 - 7 p.m. at The Rusty Frog, 75331 Hwy 101, Winchester Bay.


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



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

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

******Donna Wright, Pouring Class/Watercolor 1 - 4 p.m., Saturday, July 8th, $40 + $5 materials fee.

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 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 OilsJ.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:


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 4 - 7 p.m.

Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk

Downtown Brookings. For questions or complete calendar, contact Signatures Gallery


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.


"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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