Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sheepish New Year

Colorful New Year

Hyon Fielding, who was one of our workshop leaders when the Watercolor Society of Oregon met in Bandon in 2013, is back in town, and is offering her very inspiring plein-aire techniques in a series of four workshops in Bandon on Tuesday January 6th, Wednesday January 7th, Tuesday January 13th, and Wednesday, January 14th.  The workshops will be held from noon to 4 pm , and you may take any workshop for $30 or all four for $100.  Hyon is a wonderful teacher and this is a very special opportunity to learn from a master!  
To see more of her work go to:  She can be reached by phone at 541-213-8818 or by email at :
Hyon Fielding
 one of Hyon's landscapes (she was one of the favorite plein-aire painters last year at the Coos Art Museum paint-out)
Hyon was commission to do this portrait of the famous Peruvian artist Evaristo.

Educate Yourself

Title:                            Zentangle®, Shaded with Rosie Hill (CZT)
What:                          art class
Date(s):                      Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time:                          1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Age Range:               teens and adults
Skill Level:                 all skill levels welcome
Media:                        Zentangle® pen and paper
Where:                       Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR
Fee:                            $30 CAM members/ $35 non-members
Registration Ends:   February 6, 2015
For more info:           call (541) 267-3901 or email

Take your tangles to the next level with Zentangle®, Shaded with Certified Zentangle Teacher, Rosie Hill, on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Coos Art Museum.  Zentangles are beautiful in black and white, but shading can add dimension, interest and pop!  Learn and practice shading techniques that will enhance your “tangles” or patterns.  Six fun tangles will be taught.  Previous Zentangle experience is recommended, but not required.

The class fee is $30 for CAM members, $35 for non-members.  Participants will need to bring their Zentangle kit from Introduction to Zentangle.  Rosie will have materials to purchase for those that have not taken the introductory class.  Zentangle books and other supplementary materials will also be available for purchase.  A limited number of scholarships are available for eligible teens to participate in this class.  Class size: 6 min. / 16 max. 

Registration ends February 6, 2015.  For online registration visit or contact the Art Education Dept. at (541) 267-3901 or

Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie Donaldson
Director of Art Education
p. (541) 267-3901 ext. 105

Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson
Coos Bay, OR 97420
p. (541) 267-3901
f. (541) 267-4877
Hours of Operation:
Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Looking Forward

Dance of Spring or maybe just sick of Winter

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Eyes Have It

Art by the Sea Gallery would like to invite interested photographers to participate in the 2nd Annual Photography Show, “Eye and the Lens -  2015”. 
The show will hang at the gallery January 28 – February 28, 2015 with drop-off date on January 26th.  Reception date and time to be announced later.
Please see the attached pdf file with the entry information.
There will be prize money awards, ribbons and the People’s Choice winner will have the opportunity for an upcoming individual show.

A Lotta Class

Class Schedule - 2015
In the Continuum Building, Old Town Bandon
Wed.  Jan. 14 – Bead Weaving by Susan DeSalvatore  11-4:00  Class Fee TBA  (Materials Fee TBA)
                (Using a “Versa Loom”, we will weave a “No Warp” 1” X 8” seed bead bracelet.)
Thurs.  Jan. 15 – Ocean Painting in Acrylic by Paul Kingsbury  10:30-4:00 $35 (Materials List at ABTS)
Fri.  Jan 16 – Needle Felting by Mattie Lane  11-4:00 $35
Fri.  Jan. 23 – Textile Textures by Susan DeSalvatore  11-4:00  Class Fee TBA  (Materials Fee TBA) 
                (Use various mediums to permanently manipulate fabrics into peaks, twists, heights, etc.)
Wed.  Jan. 28 – Fabric Collage by Susan DeSalvatore  11-4:00  Class Fee TBA  (Materials Fee TBA)
                (Create a 3D fabric collage using an inspiration photo.)
Contact the Gallery at 541-347-5355 for more information.  Most classes have a materials list of what to bring with you.
*Sign up at the Gallery.   Fee may be paid the day of the class.  Classes fill up quickly, however, so full prepayment guarantees your place in the class!  We no longer accept deposits.
*If interested in the “Drop-In” Play Day Classes, you may leave your name and email address at the gallery to be emailed with a reminder.

Week Folk

Hello friends of South Coast Folk Society!

We are just days away from January 1, the beginning of Country Dance and Song Society's (CDSS) centennial celebration! As our umbrella organization turns 100 in 2015, we are excited to be part of that celebration. During South Coast Folk Week, Oct 4-10, 2015, Coos County will be a stop on the CDSS centennial tour.  

As we plan and prepare for the arrival of legendary dance caller Bob Dalsemer and the talented members of the band Firefly, the steering committee wants to keep you informed about Folk Week activities, and encourage your participation. If you aren't familiar with this project, read the attached overview or visit the SCFS website or Facebook page

We need SO much help with this ambitious project! Can we count on you?   

1. HOUSING We are looking for home stays for our visitors. Do you have an extra bedroom(s) and the gift of hospitality? 

2. FOOD We'll feed the staff three meals/day for a week. We'll have some community potlucks. Many of you are avid gardeners. As you plan this year's garden, consider growing a row for Folk Week! Consider hosting our group of musicians for one dinner while they're in town providing this service to our community. Are you a catcher of fish? Fish BBQ at your place one night for the staff? Do you own a restaurant and want to be a business sponsor by donating a meal for a staff? 

We've thought of several ways you can help with food - maybe you can think of others. Lynn Danner is our hospitality coordinator - to volunteer help with housing or food, contact Lynn davidlynndanner at gmail dot com. 

3. GET THE WORD OUT We have a group of speakers ready to attend a meeting of your club or organization to talk about South Coast Folk Week. Need a speaker? Contact Stacy 

4. MONEY We're accepting donations! The steering committee decided that in an effort to keep activities affordable for families and youth, Folk Week activities will be admission by donation. Still, we'll have expenses for venue rentals, sound equipment, sound technician, printing, etc.,etc. If all of our folk friends saved their loose change for the next 6 months, that would accumulate into a significant donation! Or just write us a check. 

5. VOLUNTEER Will you be around the week of October 4? Can we call on you to help, whether it's sweeping a floor before the dance, helping to pack sack lunches for the staff one day, posting flyers around town? Reply to this email and let the steering committee know we can count on you. Flood us with your support! Overwhelm us with community support for this project! 

The next phone conference with our staff will be in January, so I'm hoping our next update will include a schedule of activities for Folk Week. The steering committee for South Coast Folk Week wishes you a very happy new year, with as much dance, music and song as you can hold!

Stacy Rose, for South Coast Folk Week

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

He knows if You've been Bad or Good

Hope you get more than lumps of coal in your stockings. No, you cannot have a Playboy Bunny in her stockings. Just think of what the Long Sufferin would say.

So gather round the ole yule log and sip a cup of eggnog and eat the fatted cod fish and have a very wonderful holiday

Happy Holiday from the South Coast Trawler

You know that eggnog was originally an egg custard drink mixed with ale? So have a Bud and a Nog and get wild and crazy.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Stop and Paint the Roses

Dear Watercolor Artists,
Add this to your calendar for March 2015 and sign up quickly.  What a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the best.
From: Stephanie Donaldson []
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2014 12:55 PM
To: Stephanie Donaldson
Subject: For Immediate Release: Realism in Watercolor with Sharon Wise
In-depth, 3-day Watercolor Workshop.  Sending this out quite a bit ahead of time for those people from out of the area that need to make travel plans or would like to add this fantastic workshop to their holiday wish list. 
Realism in Watercolor with Sharon Wise: March 9-11, 2015  10am-3pm each day.
From: Stephanie Donaldson []
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2014 12:44 PM
Subject: For Immediate Release: Realism in Watercolor with Sharon Wise
For Immediate Release                                                          Contact: Stephanie Donaldson
December 22, 2014                                                                Director of Art Education
                                                                                                Coos Art Museum
                                                                                                (541) 267-3901 ext. 105
Title:                            Realism in Watercolor with Sharon Wise
What:                          3-day watercolor workshop
Dates:                          Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, March 9, 10, 11, 2015
Time:                           10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Age Range:                  adults only
Skill Level:                   intermediate to advanced
Media:                         watercolor
Where:                        Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Workshop Fee:            $175 CAM members / $190 non-members
Registration Ends:       February 28, 2015
For more info:             call (541) 267-3901 or email

Coos Art Museum welcomes award-winning artist Sharon Wise for an intensive 3-day “Realism in Watercolor” Workshop Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 9, 10 and 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  A master at capturing light, Sharon will share how to convey reflected and refracted colors and highlights as seen mirrored by a silver pot, through a crystal vase or as it travels through flower petals.  By pushing the limits of the dry brush technique in transparent watercolor the many layers of paint through color and shadows are revealed, producing the effect of an oil painting on canvas.  Workshop participants will cultivate the same unparalleled skills in creating their own representational paintings.
Sharon Wise is a 2014 CAM Biennial Honorable Mention recipient for her exquisitely detailed watercolor painting Eagles Nest and the First Place Winner of the 2012 CAM Biennial People’s Choice Award, for which she received a solo exhibition at Coos Art Museum.
Fee for the 3-day, adults only workshop is $175 for CAM members, $190 for non-members.  Participants should be familiar with painting using watercolor and be of intermediate to advanced skill level. Class size is restricted to 6 participants minimum, 12 maximum.  Registration ends February 28, 2015.  For online registration visit or contact the Art Education Dept. at (541) 267-3901 or
Included image:
Thank you for sharing.
Stephanie Donaldson
Director of Art Education
p. (541) 267-3901 ext. 105
Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson
Coos Bay, OR 97420
p. (541) 267-3901
f. (541) 267-4877
Hours of Operation:
Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Get a Life

This is absolutely, definitely, certainly the last chance for you to see It's a Wonderful Life at the Dolphin theater in beautiful, downtown Empire.

Now you know you are sick to death of the Jimmy Stewart version and to tell the whole truth did you every, really buy Jimmy as George? No of course not, the Marlo Thomas version, It Happened One Christmas is so much better and besides it has Orson Wells as Potter and that's enough said.

But now you have a chance to see a live theater version right here in the beautiful Bay area and it would be a terrible shame to miss it and you wouldn't want people to say that YOU don't support local theater and you can take the Long Sufferin and get some extra points which will come in handy when she finds out what you bought yourself for Christmas and you can get away from the kids with all that sugar energy making even the dog hide and then when you get home no one will yell and scream when you turn on the football game which comes on after the 2:00 showing and you'll look like a big hero and not just the thing on the sofa.

So crack open the wallet, it's good for the moths to get a breath of fresh air every now and then and shell out the twenty bucks which you were just going to spend on beer and take the Long Sufferin and see a really great show and start the New Year as a good guy and not the dork you were all last year and wouldn't that be nice for a change, so go see It's a Wonderful Life and remember no beasts, no breasts, angel-foo, bell-foo, merriment-foo, Trawler-Bob says check it out!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

It was a dark and stormy night

Why sit around waiting for the power to go out when you can join the Dolphin Players for their production of It's a Wonderful Life. You know you're going to watch it anyway so why not enjoy the excitement of live theater?

Theater is life
Film is art
television is furniture!

Besides if you come tonight you get to see The Ole Trawler himself taking the tickets and helping around the theater.

Now what could be better, great theater and seeing The Ole Trawler working, a sight seldom seen this century!

And you can do all of this and eat popcorn and drive in the rain and for only $10.00! You'd blow that on two lattes. Even less if you are a certified old fart or a small child. Children are $5 dollars and the senile rate is $8 so don't miss a chance to get something for letting your arteries harden!

And if you claim to be a small child you'd better be accompanied by a responsible parent. Try to find one of those on short notice.

And the Answer is...

Hi Pacific Shores Photographers, Jurors, Kelle Herrick, and Monte Rogers; Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know we have images for the tour of all the galleries, winners, and individual images of the photography that are in the exhibit at Coos Art Museum until February 21, 2015. Kelle and Monte’s exhibitions are up until February 28th, 2015
The website is still being worked on but should be finished by Saturday Dec. 20th. So bear with us on some glitches.
CONGRATULATIONS! TO THE WINNERS OF Pacific Shores Photography Exhibition! View the images at
1st Place Award
Coos Bay
Palouse Highlights
2nd Place Award
3rd Place Award
Coos Bay
Coastal Comfort
Honorable Mention
Julio Aparcana
North Bend
Lady Washington
Honorable Mention
Coos Bay
Summer Dreamin'
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
John R.
Arising from the Past
Archi Davenport
Office Manager
Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR  97420
541 267-3901

Works of Art

UVAA is now using the CaFE Registration System. 

To apply for a show, create an artist profile (you only need to do this once!) and click the link below to navigate to the ArtWorks NW page.

Call for Artists: ArtWorks Northwest

The Umpqua Valley Arts Center invites artists to submit their work to the annual ArtWorks NW Juried Art Show. 

Submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015; entries can be submitted online at CaFE ( 
Awards: 1st Place: $1000, 2nd Place: $500, 3rd Place $300, J. Lynn Peterson Hundred Valleys Award: $200.

Juror: Marie Watt is a nationally known artist whose art practice includes the use of fibers, printmaking, sculpture, and installation to express universal human experiences. Watt exhibits nationally in solo and invitational exhibitions, including a mid-career retrospective at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon, and the Tacoma Art Museum; other solo exhibitions include the Seattle Art Museum, the Missoula Art Museum, the Austin Museum of Art, and the Portland Art Museum. Among many honors she has received a Bonnie Bronson Fellowship, a Betty Bowen Award, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. Residencies including Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and Vermont Studio Center. Watt has work included in numerous public and private collections. She earned her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art in 1996, her AFA in Museum studies from the Institute of American Indian Art in 1992, and her BS in Speech/Communication and Art from Willamette University in 1990. Watt is represented by PDX Contemporary Art (Portland, OR) and Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle, WA). She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. 

Eligibility: Eligible to all artists in the Pacific Northwest region to submit up to (3) entries in all themes, genres and media, except video. All work must be display-ready upon arrival. UVAA commission rates are 30% for UVAA members and 40% for non-members. Entries must be original works of art and entirely created by the entrant. No reproductions (including digital reproductions, giclee, iris, offset press, or inkjet copies) representing original artworks will be accepted. Fine art prints (including c-prints, digital prints, etchings, lithographs, woodblock, etc.) are eligible, but must be signed and numbered and in a limited edition of 125 or less. Only original artwork will be considered. No work will be accepted into this show which is in violation of any copyright. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at UVAA. 

Entry Fee: Non-refundable $30 fee for non-members and $25 for members for 1-3 Artwork entries. (Checks payable to UVAA) 

History of Artworks NW: Originally titled "Hundred Valleys" when it was founded in 2007, the exhibit showcased local pride in the beautiful Umpqua Valley area of Oregon. In 2012 the name changed to reflect the broader regional outreach and impact of this increasingly important venue; ArtWorks NW's sister show PhotoWorks NW was also began in 2012. In 2015, UVAA marries ArtWorks NW and PhotoWorks NW into one exhibition. We are excited to offer this call to artists as an opportunity to have their work recognized and enjoyed by the viewing public. 
Artwork must have been completed within the last two years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at UVAA.

Artist Schedule
Submission Deadline:  March 6, 2015 (postmarked) 
Email Notification:  Friday, April 3, 2015 
Art Delivery to UVAA:  Monday, May 4th, 2015 
Opening Reception:  Friday, May 8 - 5pm to 7pm 
Exhibit Ends:  Sunday, June 28, 2015 
Artwork Pick Up/shipped:  Tuesday, July 7 and 8 2015 - 10am to 5pm

The exhibit opens with a public reception on the evening of Friday, May 9, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at UVAA. All accepted entries will be on display during the annual Summer Arts Festival. The exhibit will end on June 28, 2014.

UVAA's hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturdays, 10am-2pm. 
UVAA is located at 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, Oregon. 
To submit online and/or download full information go to If you have any questions, contact the Gallery Manager at 541.672.2532. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Absolute Chaos