Saturday, July 28, 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 30th we will be re-visiting the madrone trees at Amber Harris' house.  We can be there anytime between 12 - 5 p.m.  You can arrive at 12 noon and stay until 5 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 your speed.  Drive east on Sunny Loop, (keep going straight when you come to N. Sunny Loop) continue until the road curves left, follow it--start looking on the right hand side.

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.

My phone number 541-297-6118.

p.s.  Hope you can join us for the Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio art opening on Thursday, August 2nd, from 4 - 6 p.m.  Then go by the Library and the opening reception for Kathleen Morey Bailey show there.

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.

****20% off all art supplies at Bandon Artist Supply
Open Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 -5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  541-347-4482 or call 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  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--see listing below in the classes section.

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.

Congratulations to Janne LaValle, Susan Lehman, Clayton Redwood, Pat Snyder and dorothea tortilla for the beautiful show at Black Market Gourmet in Coos Bay.  The opening reception was fabulous, including the music and food, but especially the art.  If you haven't had a chance to see the show, please do.

Congratulations to Steve and Susan Dimmock of Bandon whose year-long show at Oregon Coast Aquarium has been extended for another summer.  If you haven't yet seen the show, or want to see it again, check out the "Passages of the Deep" (where the fish in the tunnel are located.)  They are now the official photographers for the OC Aquarium, taking pictures of their animals, birds and other creatures for their marketing, and are currently working on a photo essay of the organization.

Congratulations to J.M. Steele, Gold Beach, who was juried into the "Icons of the West" show at Dana Gallery in Missoula, Montana, June 1st - Sept. 12th.  Her oil painting "Rough Rider" was juried into the art show, and sold at the opening reception.  Way to go, Jeanne!  To view the show copy this into your browser:
Her blogspot address is:

Current Shows:
Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio,  175 2nd Street, Old Town Bandon, In the Continuum Building

The new show is up!  Includes work by Kathleen Morey Bailey, Joanne Drapkin, Rosemary Franyi, Robin Hanna, Sharon Jensen, Susan Lehman, Ava Richey, Sandy Schroeder, Jean Stephenson, Shawn Tempesta, Arlene Tinsley, Connie Zane.
*****Opening reception for "Twenty-Four Eyes on the Southern Coast" show, from 4 - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2nd.  Light refreshments.  Join us.
Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence

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

PamelaVosseller and Denise DeKemper are the featured artists during July.
Artists' reception is Saturday, July 14th from 3 - 5 p.m.  Vosseller will be exhibiting her new mixed-media series "The Beach Life" as well as several handmade art/road journals from her 100 Journal Challenge.  DeKemper will show her painted silk scarves, wall hangings and other silk pieces.
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.

******Thursday, August 2nd. 5 - 7:30 p.m.  Bandon Public Library: Artist Reception for Kathleen Morey Bailey's "One Artist's View of Her World", Expressionism to Impressionism.  Light refreshments  Show runs through August.

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.
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

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.

*******August:  Walls: Wei M. Lew, Paintings
                    Lobby Cases:  Laurie Lee, Raku Pottery

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.

*****Thursday, Aug. 9th ArtWalk 5 - 8 p.m., features the paintings of Charles of Charleston and Joan Goodman Fox.  Drumming provided by Jan Wertz and Tom Drayn.  Refreshments served.  Show runs the month of August.

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  541-469-1807

Link to the calendar:

JULY  Features acrylics and sculptures by Pete Chasar.  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
Nature: Jodie Garrison-Raborn, Dorothy McGuineess & April Richardson
Show runs July 20 through August 24th.


MECCA (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts), 449 Willamette Street,
An exhibition of tie-dyed work by Jennifer Schomer. 
North Bend Library, Conference Room    541-756-0400

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.
Joan Goodman Fox has several pieces of artwork in the Turner Gallery.
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

****Saturday, July 28th & Sunday, July 29th,  11-5 p.m. features Meet and Greet the artists.  Please come in and enjoy!  Ava Richey and Susan Lehman  will be in the Gallery demonstrating  their art. 


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

The Brubaker Wall Gallery features Earl Mason's rich oils.  And in the glass display cases are Steve Skidmore's shot glass collection.
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 July 30th.


Southern Coos Hospital & Health Care  

"Games People Play" 
   Show runs through September.  Board games, invented games, psychological games, paintings about games, quilted and woven entries...check it out....a fun show!

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


Umpqua Valley Arts Association "Members' Show"  Runs through August 30th.

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

****Carol Pallesen, nationally-known calligrapher from Reno, Nevada, will present a 2-day calligraphy & paper arts workshop from 9:00-4:00 on Friday & Saturday, Sept. 28th & 29th, entitled Cards to Dye For.  It will be held at the North Bend Housing Authority at 1700 Monroe in North Bend.  The cost of the 2-day workshop is $125.
   If you have any questions, please contact Janell Conner at (541) 756-4619 or via the Internet at
 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.

 --Sat. July 28th    "Collagraph (collage and hand printing)", Joanne Drapkin     $35, 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.
--Wed. Aug. 1st  "Fixing a Flat" (watercolor), instructor Connie Zane  $25  10 - 1 p.m.
--Wed. Aug. 8th  "Getting Figures Right" (watercolor), instructor Connie Zane, $25, 10 - 1 p.m.
--Sat. Aug. 11th  "Flower Printing Part II", instructor Joanne Drapkin, $20, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
--Tues. Aug. 14th  "Watercolor with Pen & Ink", instructor Victoria Tierney, 10 - 2 p.m., $25
--Wed. Aug. 15th  "Fixing a Flat II", instructor Connie Zane, $25, 10 - 1 p.m.
--Mon. Aug. 20th  "Drop-In Collage Play Day--Birds!"  Susan Lehman $10--matl's included  1 - 4:00 p.m.
--Tues. Aug 21st  "Pastel Techniques to Make Your Paintings Sing"  Arlene Tinsley & Ava Richey 10-2 $25
--Wed. Aug. 22nd  " "  Connie Zane, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $25
--Tues. Aug. 28th  "Choosing Values in Painting", Ava Richey, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  $25
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.
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.

Collage Party!  Thursday, August 16th with Susan Lehman, everything provided $35--  dress for mess

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
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  541-329-0303
For a schedule of classes offered go to:
Classes include: Shades of Color 1 & 2--Glass Fusing with Carolene Doss; The Thread that Weaves with Roxanne Evans StoutViking Knit with Sherri Carpenter; Collage with Donna Wright; 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 McDonaldMore Ambiance, Less Detail: Working with Acrylics & a Palette Knife/ S.L. Donaldson; Beginning Watercolor Workshop/ Terry Magill; Intermediate Watercolor Workshop/ Terry Magill;  Creative Collage Workshop/ Susan Lehman

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:
*****Thursday, July 26 - Sunday, July 29, 2012
Gold Beach Fairgrounds features plein air paintings by Audi Stanton, Kathy Huxley, Verna Pooler and Eva Klaas. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012  1 - 4:00 p.m.
Roaring Sea Arts open house with artists, musicians and writers sharing their talent in Port Orford.  Join in.  Potluck snacks.  Call Donna at 541-332-4444 orSuzanne at 541-332-0540.
******Thursday, Aug. 2, 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, August 4, 2012  2 - 4:00 p.m.
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.
Opening art reception for "Getting Close" a photography show by Steve and Susan Dimmock.  Getting close to the subject, close to each other and close to nature.  Lots of birds!
*****Saturday & Sunday, August 4th & 5th  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Port of Brookings Harbor, Oregon
"Celebrate the Arts" at the Farmers' and Artisans' Market  541-469-9522
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.

Guidelines and access to the on-line grant application are
available at

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 Aug 9th. 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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