Sunday, September 30, 2012

Call to Arms

We live such charmed lives here on the South Coast surrounded by beauty with so many opportunities to share and express our creativity that when something dark and ugly rears its head we are shocked into silence. Don't let this be one of those times. Aleta McGee, long-time honcho of the UVAA has had serious trouble strike her family. Her words tell the story better than I could hope to so read her explanation and then find a way to offer some sort of support and understanding for her and her family.

Aleta has worked trielessly for the artists of the South Coast for many years and now it is time for us to return the favor. For those of us who have benefited from her skill and devotion to duty and for those who have just enjoyed her guiding force at UVAA, dig deep and get moving. There is something you can do if nothing more than a card or email of support.

From the South Coast Trawler to Aleta and all of her family, good fortune, high hopes and secure wishes that all will be as it should. We are with you and wish only the best for your and your daughter..

From Aleta's desk...

Sweet Art Family -

You all know me well, I am not one to be silent! It has taken a few days though to find time and the words as well. As of Tuesday afternoon, my world was rocked with the news that our darling daughter Hayley has Invasive Ductal Carcinoma that has spread to the lymph system. News spreads fast, many of you have already been calling the Arts Center and emailing here with concerns, promises of prayers and kind tender words. Thank you from the heart, and yes, we feel your prayers; continue, they are needed and appreciated. Amidst the shock, we have now settled in with the reality that this is not a dream, we have strapped on our hiking boots and put on our boxing gloves; we are rallying and our little girl is an amazing faith filled fighter. Moment to moment that's all we can do; for the moment this is what we do know: OHSU is our next stop beginning Monday, many thorough tests, and hopefully life saving surgeries by the end of next week.

In order to keep all of you informed as best as possible, I am giving you a link to Hayley's blogspot; she is posting daily as new information comes, and when she is no longer able, I will take over and keep it current. For those of you who want to stay abreast and keep track, go here She has already been an inspiration to many...

Already, the unbelievable support has been so humbling, heart warming beyond words, and yes, we have so much to pay forward and the journey is just beginning.

I will be taking a short time away from my duties here "painting my world pink" but will be looking forward to being back with everyone as soon as possible to keep working on the great things in store for this art home and to cheer you all on!

In the meantime, keep creating beauty, appreciate what you have, forgive and live for today.

Know without a doubt that your volunteering is what keeps this creative machine rolling, your support to Arts Center staff is ever needed... and yes, I have over this time adored working with everyone of you, my extended family, in every way, a privilege!

Many wonderful things have transpired and been experienced over this time and so many more amazing things are ahead!

Huge hugs and love to you all,

Aleta McGee, UVAA Gallery Manager

"It is in darkness that we learn to see"

Pat Snyder News

You are invited to attend the opening reception of

"South Slough Reserve Pathways - Art by Pat Snyder"

on Saturday, October 13th from 2:00-4:00 pm.

at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston, OR

His exhibit will be showing from October through December 2012.

The following map shows the location of South Slough NERR

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Art Happenings by Ava Richey

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

Hello Everyone,

On Monday, October 1st---The figure painting at Port Orford Library has been cancelled.  The model is unable to be there..sorry.
******The Monday Plein Air Painters are the October artists for the wall cases next to JoAnn Fabric at Pony Village Mall.
Please drop off 1-3 paintings each at Art by the Sea Gallery by Sunday, September 30th.  They are open 11 – 5 p.m.  Can be trees or other subject matter painted plein air.
My phone number is 541-297-6118 if you have questions.
****Artist who have work at the “Games People Play” show at Southern Coos Hospital---Please pick up your artwork Sunday, September 30th (or Saturday the 29th).  Thank you!
*****The upcoming show at Southern Coos Hospital is “What I Did on My Vacation”.  Please drop off your paintings, artful large photographs and other things that can be hung on the wall at the hospital at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10th.  Thanks!
***** Coos Art Museum Bienneial 2012 Show--  Artists: 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. 

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 by a real live art maker, appreciator, and humorist.  Go to:

Art by the Sea Studio and Gallery, in the Continuum Building/Old Town
Bandon.  Open every day 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  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.
***Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, a local artists' cooperative, is expanding its space and number of artists represented.  If you are a local artist interested in showing/selling your art in Old Town Bandon, and would like more information about membership, please contact us at for a membership application.  541-297-6118 (Ava)   Looking for 2-d and 3-d-- sculpture, stained glass, book arts and photography and other 2-d art.

 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 friends.

*****Congratulations to Pat Snyder who has had two works accepted into the upcoming Northwest Collage Society Show at Burnley Art Gallery at The Art Institute of Seattle.  43 pieces from 41 artists will be on display from October 2 – 31st.  Opening reception is October 4th, 5-8 p.m.  2323 Elliott Avenue ,  Seattle .
*****Congratulations to Donna Wright who has her painting “Coyote Moon” published in Splash 13 watercolor book from North Light Publishing.   Her paintings can also be seen at Sage Place in Bandon and Women’s Imaging on Thompson Rd , Coos Bay .
*****Congratulations to Brookings Second Saturday Artwalk organizers as they celebrate their 100th Art Walk.  That takes a lot of work and dedication!
Artist Announcements

Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, 175 2nd Street , Old Town Bandon, In the Continuum Center  541-347-5355

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/Robert Graham Graphics
Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street , Florence

*****October’s featured artist is Jill Hardin, poet laureate.  Her reception is Sept. 8th, 3-5 p.m.
Bandon Coffee Cafe, Old Town Bandon
Paintings by Aaron Hatefi; photographs by Kelle Herrick; paddles by Bill Beck Jr.; serving/cutting boards by Pete Bauer.
Bandon Public Library   October 2012

October 1 – 31  
******Cabinets:  “Birdhomes by Russ”,   Handcrafted wood birdhouses by Russ and Mary Stewart
Wall Gallery:  “My Season”, Oil paintings by Sharron Kay Womack.
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4th, 4-6 p.m.  
Black Market Gourmet,  495 Central Ave , Coos Bay . Open Tuesday - Friday,
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  541-269-0194
The show for September/October is “Foundations of Perspective”,
a combined showing: The Art of Gan Martin & Ferne Martin
Brian Scott Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave , Brookings 541-412-8687
Shawnie Wells, 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    September
"Cherish the Chetco", part of a community wide event sponsored by (among others) US Forest Service and South Coast Watersheds.   
Coos Art Museum   235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay    541-267-3901
Fall Fling for the Arts:  Saturday, October 6, 2012 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Coos Art Museum ’s annual fundraiser will be a delightful evening of socializing, featuring a catered buffet dinner by Benetti’s Italian Restaurant, assorted fine wines, and beautiful art. Festivities take place on the Museum’s main floor and are highlighted by a silent auction of fine art. A wide variety of other quality goods and services donated by generous local businesses will also be available for your bid. This will be a wonderful opportunity to acquire original works by some of the finest artists of the South Oregon Coast , while supporting the effort of the Museum. For ticket information, call (541) 267-3901.
**** CAM Biennial 2012  Show runs October 12 – November 24th. 
Reception will be Friday, Oct. 12th, 5 - 7 p.m
BAAA Artist of the Month/*******October is Joan Goodman Fox.
CDABA (Coastal Douglas Arts & Business Alliance ) Art Academy , Reedsport
Sue Bridston   541-271-4608
Coos Bay Library  525 West Anderson, Coos Bay
******October:  Walls:  Kathy Andreason, Paintings
                    Lobby Cases:  Ken Means, Carved Carousel Horses
Coquille Valley Art Center    10144 Hwy 42, Coquille 541-396-3294
******Quilt Show, starts October 8th.  Reception is October 20th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Coquille Valley Hospital, 940 E. 5th Street, Coquille, OR
Crystal Dolphin Gallery
1901 Sherman Ave, North Bend,  541-756-1989  
Local artist Carla Celestino's pottery and a variety of other artists.
Easy Lane Frames & Select Gallery
3440 Broadway, North Bend , 541-756-7638
******Features a variety of artists painting to the theme of "Shades of Autumn"
Eden Hall on SOCC Campus
******October  BAAA Member Art Show
Emerald Art Center 500 Main Street , Springfield   11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
***** “Springfield Mayor’s Art Show”  October 6 – Nov. 2nd, opening reception Friday. Oct. 5th, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Evergreen Court, Baycrest Village , 451 O'Connell St. , North Bend , OR
"Family Affair...for the love of Art", artists Carol & Franklin Turner and their family members will display more than 40 pieces of artwork.    
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
****** “The Sun is Not so Central”  Michael Cherney, photographer, calligrapher and book artist. Reception October 1st, 6 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m. at LaSellsj Stewart Center , OSU
******Fisher’s Flowers and Fine Arts 638 W. Harrison, Roseburg  541-672-6621  M-F 9-5 p.m.
Artwork by Susan Lehman, Holly Werner, John Leach, Phil Bates and C. Wikstrom  Show runs through November 12th.
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
Features oil paintings of Geoffrey Rhoads as well as new work by Mittie Helmich and Darren Evans.  
Gallery by the Bay   2100 Union Ave, North Bend 541-266-8727
Regular gallery hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Features Carolyn LeGrand, oil & acrylic artist, and instructor at Coos Bay Boys & Girls Club. 
Gallery on the Bay  541-888-3771 
Oils & Pastels of Birds & Animals  Open by appointment.
Hawthorne Gallery, 517 Jefferson St. , Port Orford
Heritage Textile Arts Guild  Ste. 20, upstairs.Pony Village Mall
ArtWalk: demonstrations on the main floor mall: demonstrations on spinning wheel and handlooms.  Handwoven items for sale.
High Tide Cafe, Charleston
Features artwork by Sherry Howk and Mike Holms, Photographs by Matthew Hanna, Cheryl Lee Lindemeier, and Michael W. Ousley.
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 art by Donna Vanderlanden and continues showing watercolors and collages of Connie Zane.  Show runs through December.
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
*******October 12 – Nov 2nd. “Dia de los Muertos” includes an embellished tapestry woven by Yvonne Ramirez Ousley “Skeleton Ball”, and an acrylic painting “Mi Vida” by Michael W. Ousley.
MECCA ( Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts), 449 Willamette Street,
Eugene .   
North Bend Library, 1800 Sherman Ave, N. Bend .  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.
Sept. 2012:  
Conference Room:  Fantasy Drawings by Lyndee Dexter
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
****October Watercolors, ink works and mixed media paintings by Barbara Mahon; Guest Artist: Beebe Slater of Scottsburg showing watercolors.

Cone 9  Local artists featured

East Wing Art Wall (by JoAnn's)  
*****October: Paintings by Monday Plein Air Painters of Bandon and Beyond

Sterling Savings Bank. ****October  Photographic display by Glenn Smith.

Harry Ritchie's Jewelers, Ste. 162 , East Wing 541-756-5413
Features paintings of Carol Young.   ?

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.
Student artists of Carol Turner.
Port Orford Library   
Raincoast Gallery  Langlois
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
A great variety of talented art and artists. 
Seven Feathers Casino Resort, Canyonville
******Yvonne Ramirez Ousley “Spirit of the American Dream” weaving, and Michael W. Ousley “Winter Hope” acrylic painting will be part of the charity auction for United Community Action Network, November 16th, 7-10 p.m.
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

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.
******October  “ South Slough Reserve Pathways—Art by Pat Snyder”  Reception Saturday, October 13th  2-4 p.m.
Southern Coos Hospital & Health Care   

*****October show is “What I Did on My Vacation” and will be honoring John Schiefer, the founder of Bandon Artist Supply with a display of paintings he created from visits to the John Muir Park before he moved to Bandon.  The community is joining in to show artwork from their own vacations.  Opening Reception if Sunday, October 14th,  1 -3 p.m.  Refreshments by the SCHHC Auxillary, and music by Jon Levison, Pete Radabaugh, Mark Tierney and Robin Rauch.  Public Invited.
Triangle Square Gallery  343 6th Avenue , Port Orford , OR
Paintings by Karen Auborn and Elaine Roemen
Oleh Lysiak  See his fabulous mobile sculptures
and "Reasonably Unruly"
Umpqua Valley Arts Center , 1625 W. Harvard, Roseburg
Umpqua Valley Arts Association " Umpqua Plein Air Competition & Exhibition"
Show runs through October 26, 2012
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
Your Space Designs
2082 Sherman Ave, North Bend (next door to Ciccarellis) 541-808-2788
Currently showing paintings by SL Donaldson, Clayton Redwood and others.


 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
or  info@washedashore.orgNew Workshop Hours:  Thursdays, 5 - 8 p.m. and  Sundays  2 - 5:00 p.m.
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.

*****--Fri. Sept 28th  “Pen & Ink & Watercolor Cardmaking  Kathleen Morey Bailey
--Sat. Sept. 29th  "Fall Theme Playday"  Susan Lehman  1 - 4 p.m.  $10
--Tues. Oct. 2nd  “Jewelry/Resin Casting” with Shawn Tempesta  11 – 3  $25
*****--Wed. Oct. 3rd  “Watercolor Pouring” with Sharon Jensen  11-3 p.m.  $35
*****--Tues. Oct. 9th  “Beginning Oil Painting” with Shawn Tempesta  11 – 3 p.m  $25
*****--Fri. Oct. 12th  “Fish Print Play-Day” with Susan Lehman  1 – 4 p.m.  $10
*****--Tues. Oct. 16th  “Making Greeting Cards” with Arlene Tinsley  11 – 2:30 p.m.  $15
*****--Wed. Oct. 17th  “Silk Dyeing” with Karen Solveig  11 – 3 p.m.  $25
*****--Tues. Oct. 23rd  “Painting on YUPO Play-Day” with Ava Richey  1 – 4 p.m.  $12
*****--Wed. Oct. 24th  “Intro to Watercolor Collage” with Joanne Drapkin  11 – 3 p.m.  $35
*****--Fri. Oct. 26th  “Collaged Tag Book Play-Day” with Susan Lehman  1-4 p.m. $10  limit 12
*****--Tues. Oct. 30th  “Perspective” with Nancy Post  10 – 1 p.m.  $15
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
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.
Coos Bay Public Library  Book Arts Sampler Workshop” taught by Delores Guffey, sponsored by the South Coast Calligraphy Guild.  Saturday, October 20th, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$45 + $5 materials fee.  Limited to 15 students.  To reserve a spot contact Mary Cervantes at 541-269-0944
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.
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.
******October 4th, 12 – 3 p.m. Silk Paper: Beyond the Basics with Liz Brende. $30
******Mondays, Oct. 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th Beginning Watercolor with Sherry Howk $60  10-12:30
******Thursdays in November Intro to Traditional Oil Painting Techniques with F. Gary Ostrom $60
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
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
New Classes on website.  For a schedule go to: 
Classes include:  Open studio Glass Fusing;  Open Studio Metals.  Ask about custom art classes and parties. 
Signatures Gallery, 515 Chetco Avenue , Brookings ,  OR    541-469-1085 or
Albert Handell (one of the world's foremost pastel artists) is having a Mentoring Program in Brookings next August. It's already half full, so if anyone in interested they'd best put down a deposit before it is posted on his website as the spots will disappear quickly. I just went to the one in Fort Bragg last month. Fantastic! You can paint side-by-side with Albert or do your own thing. Crits every morning with career building information and sometimes a demo.  To register email  or call his studio office at 505-983-8373.
Sandy Bonney
Southwestern Community College
Gold Beach SWOCC Center (on the fairgrounds) 541-247-2741
--Watercolor Basics, Weds.9-12 OR Thursdays 6-9 p.m.—11 weeks, starts Oct. 10th, Dauna Roberts, Instructor. 65+ age students $50; Audit $91; College Credit (1) $132.
--Discover Collage Workshop ( Gold Beach )  Sat. Oct. 6th, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Linda Mulvaney, Instructor. $18 all materials included
--Discover Collage Workshop (Brookings), Sat. Oct 13th, 9 a.m. – 12 noon. $18 all materials included. OR TAKE BOTH CLASSES for $30.
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
saradee1@frontier.comDrop 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.

  ******Thursday, October 4, 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, October 13, 2012  4 – 7 p.m.
Downtown Brookings
Second Saturday Artwalk, celebrating their 100th Art Walk
******Saturday, October 13, 2012   11 a.m.
 Bay Area Artists Association monthly meeting at Pony Village Mall across from Maurice’s.  Barbara Mahon will be demonstrating “Pouring Technique in Watercolor”.  Public invited.

Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, a local artists' cooperative, is expanding its space and number of artists represented.  If you are a local artist interested in showing/selling your art in Old Town Bandon, and would like more information about membership, please contact us at for a membership application.  541-297-6118 (Ava).  Looking for sculpture, stained glass, book arts and other 3-d art as well as photography and other 2-d art.

The Fall Show: (October, November, December) “WHAT I DID ON MY VACATION”
Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center , Bandon
******Drop-off date at Southern Coos Hospital is Wednesday, October 10th at 9:00 a.m.
Paintings and Journals created by the travelers amongst us.  Contact: Victoria Tierney  Victoria Tierney
West Coast Biennial Juried Exhibition at Turtle Bay , CA
  Submission deadline:  November 9, 2012, 4 p.m.  
The Friends of the Arts at Turtle Bay, in cooperation with Turtle Bay Exploration Park , is now accepting entries from artists currently living in California , Oregon , Washington and Alaska for our second biennial juried art exhibition. The aim of the exhibition is to provide a forum for both established and emerging west coast artists in a diversity of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

The juror for the competition is Scott A. Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento , California .  He will select 40 - 50 artworks from submitted digital images for exhibition at Turtle Bay Exploration Park from January 26 - May 4, 2013. 

Best of Show       
First Prize
Second Prize
$   750
Third Prize

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Date: Saturday – October 13, 2012
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
High School  and Adult Students
Glaze, Layer and Blend
Develop you blending skills and make color sing in a whole new way! OPEN Acrylics will dramatically expand your painting options, staying wet won the palette for days and handling beautifully for slower, wet into wet applications.  This workshop introduces tips on how to select payments that facilitate rice glazed or develop solid under paintings!  We explore OPEN paint characteristics to develop soft blends.  Discover luminous transparency of color as we add the Mediums and Gels, a necessary in developing glazes.  Learn the options of building layers as you OPEN acrylics with traditional Heavy Body paint and Gels.  These Techniques allow you to manage drying time and develop textures!  This archival paint is suitable for portraiture, plain air and a host of traditional and contemporary painting techniques and studio environs!  More time to think, more time to paint and less wasted paint!
All paint, Mediums, and Gels are supplied by GOLDEN Artist Colors.  Please bring an old hand towel and a pad of Canvatex (9”x12”)
12 Students Max. (Still some spaces available)
Class Fee: $120 Members; $150 Non-Members
Date Sunday – October 14, 2012
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
High School and Adult Students
Exuberance and Energy describe this workshop as you learn tips and techniques to create a “one of a kind” image, combining painting, drawing and PRINTMAKING on Plexi plate, simple tools and a gorgeous selection of Golden OPEN acrylics.  Ideal for mono type, this archival paint stays wet for hours offering a fun and relaxed experience with easy water clean up.  Our first investigation involves the “Subtractive” process.  We use a soft rubber brayer to coat a plexi plate with color and proceed to “subtract” paint by drawing, blotting & wiping away.  Each Paint will be hand-rubbed and pulled from the plate to reveal strokes and textures that are unlike anything you can do with a brush.
We will also explore additive techniques, registering the paper, and building many layers of color on the paper to develop more complex visual investigations.  These techniques can easily be repeated in simple work spaces and this process does not require a press!  This is a fun and exciting way to generate works on paper with a richness and diversity unlike any other method.  All paints and mediums are provided by GOLDEN.
Materials List: 2 sheets of Masa, Rives BFK, Stonehenge, Somerset Velvet or other  printmakeing paper.  An old hand towel and several 8 ½ x 11 photocopies of images you would like to work with.,
12 STUDENT MAX. (Still some spaces available)
Class Fee: $90 Members; $120 Non-Members
Call the Coos Art Museum 541-267-3901 or 541-267-4877  or  
Or register on line at and mail a check to  Coos Art Museum 235 Anderson  Coos Bay, OR  97420