Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Barn Dance Feb. 8 Features Colorado Talent

Here is our PSA for the Greenacres Barn Dance to be held from 7-10pm on Saturday, February 8.
We are pleased to announce that musicians are coming from Alaska and Colorado for this special dance.  The caller is also from Colorado.
Nancy Maple is from Estes Park.  She plays energetic fiddle tunes.  Norman Farrell is from Anchorage.  He plays hard driving mandolin music.  They will be joined on stage by three local musicians, Alayne Olmstead, Jennifer Sordyl and Don Berg.  Patricia Danscen from Denver will teach and call all the dances.
Thank you for all your help.  Please call me if you have any questions.
Paul Poresky (541-572-5370)

From: South Coast Folk Society
Subject: South Coast Community Barn Dance
When: Saturday Evening, FEBRUARY 8, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Where: Greenacres Grange Hall, 93393 Greenacres Lane, Coos Bay, OR
Music by:  The COLORADO CONTINGENT from Estes Park, CO
Guest Caller: Patricia Danscen from Denver, CO
Greenacres Barn Dance Feb. 8 Features Colorado Talent
The South Coast Folk Society will host a public Barn Dance on Saturday evening, February 8, at the Greenacres Grange Hall.  This month’s Barn Dance features three hours of great live music starting at 7PM.  There will also be professional instruction for new dancers.  Barn dancing is a fun event for singles, couples and families.  All ages are welcome.  
Patricia Danscen of Denver, Colorado, is the guest caller this month.  Her energetic calling has delighted dancers of all ages and levels of experience for over 20 years.  She takes pleasure in seeing smiling faces twirling and whirling on the dance floor as she shares her passion for dance and music.
On stage playing fiddle and clogging will be Nancy Maple of Estes Park, Colorado.  She is joined by Norman Farrell of Anchorage, Alaska, playing mandolin and penny whistle.  Local musicians Alayne Olmstead and Jennifer Sordyl on fiddles, and Don Berg on Guitar will complete the ensemble.  Together they play lively old-timey and celtic music.
The Second-Saturday Barn Dance is sponsored by the non-profit South Coast Folk Society.  The program includes contras, circle mixers, and a waltz or two.  Refreshments are available.  Doors open at 6:45PM.  Admission:  General $7, Students w/ID and Seniors over 60 $6, Members $5, and Supervised Children under 6 are free.  First timers who arrive in time for the 7PM lesson will receive a ticket for free admission to their second dance.  The dances are alcohol and fragrance free.  For more information call 541-572-5370 or visit  or Facebook.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Aesthetic Judgment

I like jazz.

I have ever since I was a wee sprout way back, oh long before the Flood or dirt or some other stuff.

I’m not sure if it was the immortal Ella scatting to Mr. Paganini or Charlie Shavers sweet, sweet trumpet blowing melodies straight from heaven.

I know it was WRR that did the damage.

See WRR is a radio station owned by the City of Dallas and back in those mist shrouded days when I was an impressionable boy, 'bout the same time as dinosaurs disappeared, they played classical music all day long.

Now in spite of what you may have heard or seen on television or in movies, Dallas is not a western city. Oh sure there are place where you can boot-scoot your boogie but they are mostly segregated out on the Hines strip where the Honky-tonks and the cheap hookers work.

In Dallas, the “real” Dallas most folks would be hard pressed to tell the difference between Dallas and Boston, except maybe Dallas is a bit more rigid and conservative. Classical music is deemed fit for the City station to broadcast.

But radio stations operated twenty-four hours a day and when the sun went down the things changed. Ole Jim Lowe, The Cool Fool, brought Kat’s Karavan to Dallas and that’s where I first heard Ella jamming on Paganini.

I couldn’t believe that a human could make their voice do the things Ella was doing on that cut. Those word-less lines of syllables filled with imagination and rhythm and still faithfully following the score and making just ordinary magical. I was lost.

Then at eleven I had a close encounter with Mr. Charlie. In a quick sale bin at a dime store where we never shopped, but did that day, I found a dollar LP of Charlie Shavers. It was his album, The Most Intimate and what he could do with a trumpet was like nothing I’d ever imagined. How could just breath and brass make all of that sound?

It was all downhill from that point on, Ken Nordine’s Word Jazz, Dave Brubeck and Take Five, Vince Guaraldi’s Cast Your Fate to the Wind, now Snoopy’s Theme and later Linus and Lucy, there was so much to hear and so little time between studies and football, it was maddening.

And then there was Lana. I bought Lana Cantrell’s The Sixth of Lana for the same reason every other adolescent guy in North America did, she was nekkid on the album cover!

Later when I made it into High School and the worst of the testosterone poisoning passed I listened to the record. OMFG! There was nothing which could possibly be better. In the expression we used way back then, “This girl can blow!”

Yeah, yeah that’s a whole nother thing and you’d have to ask Ms Cantrell and it’s none of your business anyway and what she does or doesn’t do in her private relationships is not at all pertinent to her ability as a singer. Yes, that’s what it meant back then, play or sing, this person could really sing and probably still means that in the dark and smoky, (probably aren’t any smoky jazz clubs left after the forces of Tarsus the Good have made us all non-smokers), jazz clubs on the dark and dangerous streets of the Naked City.

Yeah Ms Cantrell could sing like no one else and I spent the next fifty-five years searching for someone who could and failed miserably but along the way I learned two things.

I heard a lot of wonderful jazz singers and axe men who can blow and not stop and I wouldn’t have heard them if I hadn’t been looking for someone like Ms Cantrell or Mr. Charlie, (I did finally get the Complete Intimate Sessions and the search was worth every minute).

And my aesthetic taste stinks.

a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular artist or artistic movement.

scholars in the field define aesthetics as "critical reflection on art, culture and nature.

The philosopher Denis Dutton identified six universal signatures in human aesthetics:[89]
  1. Expertise or virtuosity. Humans cultivate, recognize, and admire technical artistic skills.
  2. Nonutilitarian pleasure. People enjoy art for art's sake, and don't demand that it keep them warm or put food on the table.
  3. Style. Artistic objects and performances satisfy rules of composition that place them in a recognizable style.
  4. Criticism. People make a point of judging, appreciating, and interpreting works of art.
  5. Imitation. With a few important exceptions like abstract painting, works of art simulate experiences of the world.
  6. Special focus. Art is set aside from ordinary life and made a dramatic focus of experience.
Bet you had no idea it was that complicated.

But there it is and I have struggled with it for lo’ these long and many years and have again learned a thing or two.

The critics are probably right; Miles Davis is a much better axe man than Mr. Charlie when it comes to innovation and Billie Holiday for all of her scratchy, drug ravaged voice can’t be matched for soul-searing interpretations but I still like Charlie Shavers and Lana Cantrell best. (Yes, I still have that first dollar LP and all of Lana’s LPs and wouldn’t take for nothing!)

So here’s my thought, you can’t get too cough up in aesthetic considerations, they may be in the end right, but you have your very own aesthetic to consider. May be what you like will never be the choice of the Glitterati or win a prize at the big shew in that exclusive gallery in New York. Maybe you won’t sell a thing and will always be just a working artist. But if you hold on to your own vision it is just as valid as the views of a critic from one of those talking head shows on cable television.

And who knows, one day some stupid kid with just a buck from his allowance will buy your work and hold on to it for fifty-five years. That’s not such a bad validation.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dance Class

Hi dancers,
My dance class has changed location and I want to make sure you know how to find me if you’re interested in dancing!
Tuesday nights
6:30 – advanced dancing (yes, we will work on one advanced dance for 10 weeks!)
7:00 to 9:00 pm beginning dancing
Harding Learning Center 755 S. 5th Street Coos Bay (near Marshfield) – look for the pinwheels by the side door! After you’ve enter the building, find me in the multi-purpose room (in the center of the building).
For the 10-week session beginning Jan 28 (through April 1), I’ve attached the schedule.
I’m setting up a variety of payment options:
1.   Pre-pay for the entire 10-week session for $50; includes a CD with all the music
2.   Buy a 10-session punch card for $65 – use it for ANY 10 classes
3.   Drop-in $8
For people who have never been in my class, I’m offering the first class at no charge. That way they can get a feel for this UNUSUAL dance form and decide if they want to continue. If so, they can pro-rate the rest of the 10-week session (or attend via options 2 or 3).
Even if you’re not attending my class, please feel free to participate in the folk dance demonstration/audience planned for Feb 13. This event is a fund raiser for the South Coast Celtic Fest. Those interested can meet at the pub for dinner at 5:30; we’ll dance at 7:00 to live music performed by local ensemble Cultural Ecology. Here is the tentative line up of dances we’ll be doing:
Barley Bree – Scotland
An Dro Retourne – Brittany
Cylch y Cymry – Wales
Mayim – Israel
Cobankat – Albania
(First come, first served – who wants to introduce a dance?)
Sasha – Russia
Pravo – Bulgaria
La Bastringue – French Canadian
Sto mi e Milo – Macedonia

Let me know if you have any questions about either of these events. Hope to see you on a dance floor soon!   
Stacy Rose
1918 N. 14th Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Membership Luncheon

Dear Friends and Members of the Coos Art Museum:
Please remember to save:
February 22, 2014
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Coos Art Museum Annual Membership/Volunteer Luncheon
It is free to all members and volunteers of the museum.
The luncheon, by Little Italy Restaurant is provided by the Coos Art Museum Board of Directors.
There will also be a no-host bar.
Doors open at 12:30
Buffet Luncheon at 1:00
Annual Meeting and Presentations at 2:00
Exhibits up for viewing are:
Works from our Rental/Sales collection – Maggie Karl Gallery
Hawthorne Family Exhibition – Atrium
Garden Party: Parallel Encounters – Mabel Hansen Gallery
George Espinoza’s “Geometric Fantasia’s” - Clare Wehrle Community Gallery
You will be receiving an invitation in the mail about two weeks before the event.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Deryl Beebe

Thursday, January 23, 2014

South Coast Folk Society

South Coast Folk Society
To South Coast Folk SocietyMe
Today at 3:50 PM
Not much left to announce in January except these:Friday, Jan. 24: South Coast Folk Society Board Meeting, 5 p.m., Greenacres Grange. Potluck business meeting. On the agenda: adding equipment to our sound system and possibly renting it out; how to increase attendance at contra and folk dances; how to increase membership; updates on the Celtic Fest and the 2015 Country Dance and Song Society tour; photographer Doug Plummer's upcoming visit to our contra dance; opportunities to put on concerts; and the quest for new board members. All SCFS members are welcome.

Friday, Jan. 24: International folk dance, 7 p.m., Greenacres Grange. Teaching of a few dances, followed by requests. Admission is $4, or $3 for members of SCFS. Is there a specific dance you’d like to learn? Is there a specific dance you’d like to teach? To sign up to teach your favorite dance, call Scott Knowles at 541-217-9027.

The 2014 South Coast Celtic Fest will be Saturday, May 3 at SWOCC. To be a vendor, email Gail Elber at Check out information from last year's festival at The festival is a collaboration of SCFS, the Coastal Celtic Society, and Soroptimist International of the Coos Bay Area.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


I might have mentioned  a year-long project to see how my cats could be turned into art but I forgot to say that I have dogs too.

So I found a coupla contests where those pups will come in handy and I thought I might just as well give you a look at what I have done with my yeller hound and perhaps it will kick-start a plan in your "little gray cells."

Fifth National Juried Exhibition

San Diego Book Arts announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 4 - June 22, 2014 at University of California, San Diego, Geisel Library. Juror: Sue Ann Robinson. Artists must live or work within the USA. All structures of artists' books, unique or limited edition are eligible. Due to case size and exhibition space, work may not exceed 30 inches in any one dimension, and the sum of all three dimensions may not exceed 48 inches. $25 for San Diego Book Arts members, $35 for non-members. Deadline: February 16, 2014. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact Fran Watson at

My Life as a Dog Photography Exhibition

1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, California seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, March 1 - April 5. Open to all photographers internationally. $30 for up to five images. Deadline: February 15, 2014. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Please contact Tricia Noble at

Man's Best Friend

 Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, March 6-28, 2014. All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. From photography to fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, ink, graphite, pastels, etc. $35 for one image, $5 for additional images (max 15). Deadline: February 15, 2014. Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: Las Laguna Gallery, 577 S Coast Hwy A-1, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Questions? Contact Lori McBride at or call 949-667-1803.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Broaching the Subject

I was having lunch at Little Italy this past week when I noticed the art.

Okay, Max is a brilliant chef and his food is always first rate and even the Special is really special so there is just nothing negative to say about Little Italy, except maybe the art.

Now when you open a restaurant the last thing you think about is the decoration of the walls and that is after all just as it should be. You don’t often go to a great restaurant for the art.

Little Italy has the cozy thing down pat and even as I looked at the art I noticed with the first touch of Oregon sunlight streaming through the windows turning the main room warm with slightly orange light and it made me want to order a big glass of red wine, nothing great, a Barolo or a Valpolicella and kick of my shoes and sit back and spend the rest of the day lingering in the sun.

Okay so no one wants me to take off my shoes in a restaurant and even though Max is a superlative host I am pretty sure the turnover rate to sustain a solid business model wouldn’t allow for lounging in the dinning room over one lousy glass of table red well past serving hours and in direct conflict with the Croaker’s instructions for my ongoing recovery so it was just a fantasy, but the fact that I conjured it up tells you the dinning room is pretty terrific just the way it sits…but I couldn’t help wishing that the art was a bit more challenging for the eye cause the food would challenge any pallet and great food deserves a great location and the weather was cooperating so why not the art?

Well, insert dramatic pause, the purpose of a restaurant is not to display art. But maybe the skills which make for such an artistic expression in food limit the expression in the visual field? There are people and I deeply and truly hate them who have artistic skills in all things and I hope that they get crab grass or athlete’s foot or the heartbreak of psoriasis, but not everyone with great talent has it in all areas of endeavor.

Now since I have a bit of talent maybe I should take on the job of making an overture to Max about putting up some local art and I will take that under advisement, cause I don’t want to risk making him mad and getting banned and not being able to destroy my diet and make the Quack climb the walls when he checks my A1C and so maybe I will think about some other restaurant which needs local art but that doesn’t mean that you should and when you bring up the subject you won’t have to worry about the diet and the Quack and the being banned stuff and that will make it much easier.

But in order to do any of this broaching of subjects which is much more difficult than poaching an egg cause that is just a homonym and not to be confused with broaching which does not involve eggs at all you must first have something in hand which might just provide a better atmospheric ambiance than the usual Thomas Kinkade villages which seem to hang on every public wall and have no direct relation to what is being served there and that is not a good thing so check around in that shed you stuff all of your back stock in and try to find something that would actually fit in with the decor.

Now I’m thinking about those nifty, neat and cool microbreweries of which we happen to be lucky enough to actually have and they’ve done a pretty good job making the pub part of the operation look inviting and so to get Carmen to think about letting you hang something which you created in his fantastic place not to mention getting it past the Head of Operations or “She Who Must be Obeyed” if you are a PBS fan, it’s gotta be good, right and fit perfectly.

Which is why you should actually look at the place before you do any of that advanced broaching.

Now me I’m a photographer and I have an idea which is unusual cause usually I just sit around until the moss starts to block my vision but since I do have an idea I have to tailor it to not only be something that Carmen would like and maybe even get past the gimlet eye of Annie but it has to be something I can write about in this blog so it has to be something that you would want to read and that makes it more difficult but I have an idea and since it requires work that is all I will say until I have actually done the work and have the thing ready to write about here and that is all I can say for the moment.

But you probably have an idea that is ready right now and since you do you can put it into practice and get out there and start your broaching and get the ball rolling and then you can take a look at some other places which might just need an artist’s eye and that will make your own work more accessible and then you will sell more and get filthy rich and wind up doing an interview on the Today show and have Matt asking all those silly questions and then you will get invited to all of the parties and meet up with a Kardashian and get married…oh hell no, I don’t want that for any of you.

But the part about looking around for businesses which have a need for art is the right thing to do even if it does expose you to potential Kardashianitis.

So take a look at your art, then think about the places where you go all of the time and which need some better art and maybe you’ll get those paintings out of the shed and into the public eye and even broach the subject with Max so that I don’t have to and won’t get banned and can still make my Quack cringe when my A1C comes back!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

International Competition

Eve Schillo, L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Rex Bruce,
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The competition is international, open to all geographical locations.
Registration fee is $35US (three images).
Multiple entries permitted, additional $35 entry fee for each three images.
The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery from March 13-April 6, 2014. This is the 10 year anniversary exhibit for LACDA and will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.
Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24x36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in the anniversary exhibits opening on March 13!
Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. Many entrants from past competitions have already been included in our exhibits.
Deadline for entries: February 24, 2014
Winners Announced: March 3, 2014
Exhibit Dates: September 12-April 6, 2014
Artist's Reception: March 13, 7-9pm.
The artist's reception will be the 10 year anniversary gala at our new expanded location in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk which is attended by up to 20,000 gallery goers.
Registration fee is $35US.
Two easy steps!
Online registration only.
For questions email us at
No phone calls please.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Call for Art

Maude Kerns Art Center’s

Call for Artists: 2015-2016 Exhibits Schedule
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014

Regional, national, and international artists (individuals and groups) working in all 2- and 3-dimensional mediums, as well as installation art, are invited to submit images of their work along with an application form to be considered for the next biennium (2015-2016) of exhibits at the Maude Kerns Art Center. Solo, group, and/or themed shows will be curated based on the content, quality, and number of submissions. There is a $15 submission fee for individual artists; a $15 fee for two artists submitting together; and a $5 fee per artist for three or more artists submitting together.

The postmark deadline is Friday, April 18, 2014. Application forms and prospectuses are available at the Art Center or online at Call 541-345-1571 or email for more information.

The Maude Kerns Art Center, located at 1910 E. 15th Avenue at the corner of 15th and Villard, is Eugene’s oldest non-profit community center for the visual arts. Gallery hours are from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday, and noon to 4:00 pm on Saturday when exhibits are on display.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Expressions West

Just a reminder that the deadline is less than 3 weeks away!
Deadline for submissions is a postmark of February 1, 2014

Expressions West 2014

April 18 - June 28, 2014

Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony – Friday April 18, 2014, 5-7 p.m.

Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

1st: $1000, 2nd: $750, 3rd: $250, 4 honorable mention ribbons
(Unlike past competitions, Expressions West 2014 will offer cash awards - not - purchase prizes)

Painters residing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are invited to provide up to three submissions in one or more of four media: oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor.  Any and all themes of expression define the parameters of acceptable entries. Previous winners of cash awards from Expressions West 2012 and Expressions West 2013 are eligible to enter, but will not be eligible to win a cash award.  

Deadline for submissions is a postmark of February 1, 2014Send CD, completed entry form and entry fee to Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420. Include with your entry information a résumé as well as a self-addressed, 6x9 stamped envelope (SASE) for submissions return and acceptance letters with shipping information. The Museum will make résumés of artists whose works are accepted available to visitors during the exhibit. Notice of acceptance will be sent by February 14, 2014.

Prospectus on line or call 541 267-3901 and we can email or mail you a copy of the Prospectus.

NVAL Photo Show

NVAL 2014 International Juried
Photography Show
April 29 - May 31, 2014
Carter House Gallery, Redding, CA 96003
We are pleased to announce our new Printing/Framing Program that offers several framing options allowing for SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS on exhibiting.  For details see the link in the Prospectus under PRINTING/FRAMING REQUIREMENTS.
Photography:  The Full Spectrum
This show is open to all photographers and all forms of photographic expression are encouraged.   Images previously accepted into a NVAL International Juried Photography Show are not eligible. 

TOTAL AWARDS:  $3650 -  First Place $1500

ENTRY:  Open Now
Entry deadline:   Monday, March 10, 2014, 11:59 pm PDT
All entries will be online. 
You may enter as many images as you wish.
Entry Fees -- $33 to enter three images, $8 each additional
JUROR:   Crista Dix,  owner of WALL-SPACE GALLERY
in Santa Barbara (  She has been a member of numerous panels, discussions on photography and photographic process, and juried many creative competitions.  She has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Chicago and New Orleans.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS and to ENTER Go to and select Photography Shows.  The entry link is at the bottom of the Prospectus.

QUESTIONS:  Contact show chairmen, Bernie & Charlotte Bryson 
Email:,   Phone:  530-221-1993 
_____________________________________________________ The North Valley Art League is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the visual arts in the northern California region.  Your entry fees cover prize money and show expenses.  Any remaining monies will help fund the operating expenses of the NVAL Carter House Gallery.  

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cat's Meow

I warned you this might happen.  I can't believe someone thinks cats make lousy photographic subjects.

So here is one more in my year long quest to find out all I can about using cats as the subject of my on art.

New News

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Starting the New Year, I thought would be a good
time to restart the Art Newsletter.  The
newsletter will have information on classes, shows and call to artists.  The same information in the previous newsletters, if there is information missing, or that you would like to see included in the newsletter, please contact me at  I will do my best to include the information.  After all, this is your newsletter.
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Art by the Sea Gallery -
Continuum Building, 175 2nd Street SE, Old Town Bandon, OR 97411
(Contact the Gallery at 541-347-5355 for more information)
  • Thurs.  Jan. 9 – Pastel Pencils with Karen Stillwagon  12:30 – 3:30  $25

  • Sat.  Jan 18 – Greeting Card Playday, watercolor, pen & ink with Kathleen Morey Bailey  1 – 4:00  $16

  • Wed. Jan 22- Pouring Permanent Pigments with Jean Stephenson  1 – 4:00  price TBA   limited to 4 students

  • Thurs. 23 – Wet on Wet Acrylic with Paul Kingsbury  11-4:00 $40, sign-up required, materials list to follow

  • Sun. Jan. 26 - Creating Beautiful Jewelry with Shawn Tempesta  12 - 3:00 p.m.  $30 with all materials included.  Everyone will design and make a bracelet and 2 pairs of earrings with lots of great jewelry components to choose from.

  • Weds.  Jan. 29 – Yupo Playday with Ava Richey  1 – 4:00  $16  Materials provided.  You can bring a couple of watercolor and acrylic brushes if you like.  We will experiment with different mediums on YUPO 'paper'.  Dress for mess.

Washed Ashore
Volunteer sculpture-building workshops take place Saturday's from 2-5pm at Bandon's Harbortown Event Center, 325 Second St SE.
Coos Bay Art Museum 
Dates: Saturday and Sunday – January 25 and 26, 2014
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Dates: Thursdays – January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 2014
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Dates and Times: Saturday – March 22, 201410:00 am to 4:00pm, Sunday – March 23, 2014 – 10:00am to 12:00pm


Art by the Sea Gallery
Location: Continuum Building, 175 2nd Street SE, Old Town Bandon, OR 97411
(Contact the Gallery at 541-347-5355 for more information)

Washed Ashore
The Washed Ashore Exhibit is displayed at the Harbortown Event Center in Bandon, Oregon. Winter Hours: Open
1-7 PM, Wed-Sat
 Roaring Sea Open House will start the New Year with a really early celebration. On Sunday, January 12,  from 1 to 4 pm, we will enjoy welcoming  Luke and Strider Kachelein,
who will still be home on their holiday vacation from Vassar, as well as other musicians and poets who have offered to join us. The Kammeroque Trio is expecting to have
an especially entertaining afternoon, with the additional performers, as well as those who would enjoy showing their art work!
Please come and enjoy the afternoon!
All participants and audience members are welcome: so please join us to enjoy sharing sharing sights and sounds, and pot-luck snacks. Refreshments are provided.
 For further information about treats of all kinds (edible, musical, artistic) please call Donna at 332-4444 or Suzanne at 332-0540.
The entrance to the Roselius home, where Roaring Sea Studio is located, is the driveway shared with the Sea Crest Motel. Turn left from the end and park at the first house (#40). Park along the main driveway, or in neighboring driveways, wherever there is room. The Lincolns, neighbors at the cull-de-sac, allow parking on the right hand side of their driveway.

Call To Artist

Art by the Sea Gallery
Location: Continuum Building, 175 2nd Street SE, Old Town Bandon, OR 97411
(Contact the Gallery at 541-347-5355 for more information)
“The Eye and the Lens – 2014 Photography Show” 
We invite you to join in this open photography show at Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio in Old Town Bandon.

EAFA's 2014 Annual Open Juried Abstract Exhibition is now open for online entries.  Exhibit opens March 3 and closes May 2 and will be located at the EAFA Gallery in the Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Avenue South, Suite P292, Seattle, WA 98018.  For prospectus and online entry details, go to Deadline for submittals is January 24, 2014.

All artists, including 2-D paintings, drawings, collage, original monoprints, digital art, photography, and 3-D
sculpture or constructions, are invited to enter.  Up to two entries can be submitted and one or both may be accepted. 

For purposes of this exhibit, abstract will be defined as either non-representational or artwork that is an abstraction or modifying of an actual object in form, shape or color so that it becomes a part of the design rather than a literal depiction of the object itself.

Juror is nationally know artist, jurist and workshop instructor Donna Watson whose work can be seen at  There will be over $1500 in awards. Contact Show Chair Marne Jensen for questions:

Websites to Visit
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Calls to Artist Oregon – Website:

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Second Street Gallery -

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Coquille Art Center -

Coos Bay Museum -


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