Friday, August 10, 2012

Ava Richey's Art News

Thursday, August 9, 2012 8:26 AM
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, August 13th, we will be painting at Marsh Haven Bed & Breakfast, 47815 Floras Lake Loop, Langlois, OR 9:00 a.m. to 12:00.   If you want to paint longer after that, we can go to Floras Lake by the boat ramp/bridge area.  Bring a lunch, and water, etc. and your painting gear.

Directions:  14.5 miles south of Bandon turn west off Hwy 101 onto Floras Lake Loop. (There is a brown sign directing you to Boyce-Cope Campground at Floras Lake.)  The road will make a left corner by the farm with the tall blue silos, once you make the left turn Marsh Haven is the first driveway on the left hand side.  There is a sign at the driveway that says Marsh Haven Bed & Breakfast.

At Marsh Haven we will be parking on the grassy area on the left before the mailbox and driveway, as there isn't a lot of room for parking inside the fence.

If you want to caravan or carpool with me, I will be leaving Bandon at 8:30 a.m.  Meet me at the vacant lot next to Forget Me Knots quilt store on Hwy 101 across from the Station Restaurant.  Please let me know if you are meeting me so I don't leave you. 

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.  Don't forget ArtWalk tonight in North Bend/Coos Bay.  Charles of Charleston & Joni Fox of the Tuesday Plein Air Painters will be at Gallery by the Bay, 2100 Union Ave in North Bend.  Let's support our fellow plein air painters, and all the other artists out 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.

This newsletter can be viewed online, along with entertaining and informative art observations at

 ******Wanted: Large studio "H" frame easel, under $100.  Call Bob at 541-297-7586.

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.


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

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.  Signage and promotional design work by Robert Graham/Graham Graphics

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.
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 Coffee Cafe, Old Town Bandon
Paintings by S L Donaldson
Bandon Public Library    July 2012
Cabinets:  Alex Linke--features Marine Mobiles and Pieces in Time Jewelry
Wall Gallery: 
 Kathleen Morey Bailey's "One Artist's View of Her World", Expressionism to Impressionism.   
 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      
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..
Show runs through September 22nd.
BAAA Artist of the Month/August showing in the lobby at CAM features Carolee Tucker.
CDABA (Coastal Douglas Arts & Business Alliance) Art Academy, Reedsport
Sue Bridston   541-271-4608
Coos Bay Library  525 West Anderson, Coos Bay
August:  Walls: Wei M. Lew, Paintings
 Lobby Cases:  Laurie Lee, Raku Pottery

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

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
Features a variety of artists painting to the theme of "Feelings."
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 and August::  Bay Area Artists Association member show.  
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
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.

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 Photographs by Matthew Hanna, Carollee Tucker's paintings, in addition to Jean Boynton, Rod Sullens, Michael W. Ousley and Mike Holm.
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:
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.  
Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Dr., Nye Beach Turnaround, Newport, Oregon  541-265-6569
"The Mark Series" featuring Victoria Tierney.  Show runs through September 1, 2012
North Bend Library, Conference Room    541-756-0400
  Mon.-Wed. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Thu-Fri. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.;Sat. 12 - 5 p.m.

Aug. 2012:  
Conference Room:  "Summer Show"  Features abstract acrylic an mixed media paintings by Clayton Redwood.
 Lobby:  Features Raku pottery by Laurie Lee                 

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
ArtWalk:  All Things Marine Exhibit.

Cone 9  Local artists featured

East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's)  
ArtWalk: Photographs by Patricia Davidson

Sterling Savings Bank
features watercolor and mixed media paintings by Sherry Howk.

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

 Sat & Sun. Aug 11th & !2th the featured artist for the "Meet & Greet the Artists" program is Tina Gleave, creator of beautiful hand painted silk scarves.


Signatures Gallery,
515 Chetco Avenue, BrookingsOR   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. 
Slough Interpretive Center, Charleston -- in the William Q. Wick
541-888-5558  61907 Seven Devils Rd., Charleston  Hours 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
August:: "Getting Close" features the photography of Susan and Steven Dimmock
Lots of birds in this show!

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
Special Announcement to artists and anyone looking to enhance prosperity, and creativity.

*******Prosperous Heart
Beginning August 20, for twelve weeks we will be meeting Monday evenings to study and follow her newest book Prosperous Heart by Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way.. 

2 groups are resuming in September. Call Gina Allison for more information or to register.
Cost:$120 for all sessions.   541.329.0555
*******Cinema Therapy
Beginning September 6, every two weeks, for twelve weeks, we will watch movies with the specific purpose for personal growth, healing and exploring emotions.  --
Gina Allison, LPC  Inner Active Wellness, LLC  541.329.0555
390 First St. SW Suite 2C  PO Box 1387  Bandon, OR 97411
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
, 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. Aug. 11th  "Flower Printing Part II, instructor Joanne Drapkin, $20, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
--Tues. Aug. 14th  "InkStreams of Consciousness--Drawing the Line Between Interior and Exterior Realities", 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. no deposit required.
--Tues. Aug 21st  "Pastel Techniques to Make Your Paintings Sing"  Arlene Tinsley & A.Richey 10-2 $25
--Wed. Aug. 22nd  "Palms to Evergreens "  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
--Wed. Sept. 5th   "Making Stamps Play Day", Connie Zane,  11 - 2, $10
--Tues. Sept. 11th  "Rocks!", Connie Zane, 10 - 1 p.m.  $25
--Wed. Sept. 12th  "Oil Painting", Kathleen Morey Bailey,   11 - 3 p.m.  $25
--Sat. Sept. 15th  "Mat Cutting Play Day"  Sandy Schroeder, $10
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
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.
Quilting  10 a.m. on Wednesdays
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
6 p.m.  Mondays 
Easy Lane Frames, 3440 Broadway, North Bend, 541-756-7638
Contact for information on a variety of classes.
Leo Chianteli--Cartooning, Thursdays, July 26th through Aug. 16th, 10 a.m. - 12. $60

Collage Party!  Thursday, August 16th with Susan Lehman, everything provided $35--  dress for mess
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 DossThe Thread that Weaves with Roxanne Evans Stout;  Viking 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

Southwestern Community College

Gold Beach SWOCC Center (on the fairgrounds) 541-247-2741

Turners' Art Studio, Pony Village Mall, North Bend, OR.  541-297-8703
Oil Painting, $20 per class.  Mondays, 6 - 9:00 p.m.; Fridays, 2 - 5:00 p.m.

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 August 9, 2012
ArtWalk in North Bend, Coos Bay, Empire areas.
For locations and information call or visit Crystal Dolphin Gallery at 1901 Sherman Ave, North Bend, OR  541-756-1989
Saturday, August 12, 2012   11:00 a.m.
Pony Village Mall across from Maurice's in Pony Village Mall, North Bend
Monthly meeting of Bay Area Artists Association.  Public welcome
Featured speaker is Anne Sobbota who will be speaking about "The History & Business of Art."
Show & Tell of art will follow.
*****Wednesday, August 15, 2012    3 - 8:00 p.m.
Buffington Park in Port Orford
Musical benefit for the start up of the new Port Orford CommUnity Co-op. 
Donations appreciated.
******Thursday, Aug. 16, 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
Calls to Artists:
*****Call to Oregon Artists From: Celebrate Arts
Submission Deadline: October 5th
Contact: for more information and to register for the show visit or call 541-997-1994
Friends of the Florence Events Center, announces its call to artists for the 2012 show which will open on Friday, November 2.   
The show will feature both two and three-dimensional art, including painting, photography, sculpture, and more. There will be a special category for young artists as well.
Awards include Best of Show, Young Artist Awards, and People's Choice Award. First, Second & Third place ribbons will be awarded in the three categories.

*****From: The Jacobs Gallery
Submission Deadline: Saturday, October 7th
Contact: phone- 541-684-5635; email-
The Jacobs Gallery, located at the Hult Center in Eugene, OR, is now accepting proposals from artists and organizations for 2013-2014. Artists may apply for individual or group shows. The cost to apply is $40.00. Please see for details and the application form.
******From: The Southern Oregon Art Guild
Submission Deadline: September 1st
Contact: The Guild phone number is 541-670-9689 and their email is

The Southern Oregon Art Guild is seeking artists and artisans to show their art and fine crafts for sale in the third annual Southern Oregon Festival of Arts. The show is open to all
Oregon artists, but Douglas County artists are especially encouraged to apply soon. The Festival takes place on October 6, 2012, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Seven Feathers Casino Resort Convention Center. For more information and a printable application, please visit and click on Artist Opportunities. 
*****From: Southern Oregon Guild
What: Artoberfest 2012

Submission Deadline: August 17
Contact: call 541-592-5019 or email
You are cordially invited to submit your application for the first Southern Oregon Guild Artoberfest, a new art fair to be held in the Illinois River Valley, October 20 and 21 in conjunction with the 5th Annual Valley Girls Quilt Show. Hours: Saturday 12:00-6:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am-4:00 pm

The indoor show venue is Illinois Valley High School, located across the street from the Senior Center, site of the Quilt Show. It is just minutes from downtown Cave Junction and Hwy 199. Food and support for artists will be available.

Proceeds from Artoberfest will support the Southern Oregon Guild's art education programs and our Young Art Masters program for IVHS art students. More information is available at  
*****Call to Oregon Artists From: Celebrate Arts
Submission Deadline: October 5th
Contact: for more information and to register for the show visit or call 541-997-1994
Friends of the Florence Events Center, announces its call to artists for the 2012 show which will open on Friday, November 2.   
The show will feature both two and three-dimensional art, including painting, photography, sculpture, and more. There will be a special category for young artists as well.
Awards include Best of Show, Young Artist Awards, and People's Choice Award. First, Second & Third place ribbons will be awarded in the three categories.
******Deadline Wednesday, November 11, 2012
Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century is an international juried competition hosted annually by the Art Center of Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, with a focus on the time-honored tradition of the nude human figure, an art form that continues to inspire and challenge many artists today as one of the most potentially rewarding subjects to explore. This exhibit represents a wide range of interpretations of the human figure from representational to abstract, and is open to all artists from around the world working in any drawing, painting, and printmaking media in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making.
CAM Biennial 2012  Oct.12 - Nov. 24, 2012
Non-juried show--Deliver up to three pieces of work to Coos Art Museum on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, October 2nd, 3rd or 4th, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Reception will be Friday, Oct. 12th, 5 - 7 p.m. 
Winner of Peoples' Choice Award will be given a solo exhibition at CAM in 2013.
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, WY 97420 541-267-3901,
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.

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.

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