Friday, August 29, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. North and South America and all the ships at sea

Big Chance

Dear Friends and Members of the Coos Art Museum,
We are currently looking for a person to fill the position of Lobby Manager at Coos Art Museum.
This is a great position for someone who wants to work 24 hours per week, work with the public and volunteers.
Some of the duties of the position are listed below, days and times may vary depending on the current exhibition.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in this part-time position, please come by the museum and pick up an application.
From: Steven Broocks []
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:11 AM
To: 'Deryl'
Subject: lobby manager
Coos Art Museum -  Lobby Manager
24 hours per week
Schedule, recruit, train and assist volunteer greeters
Answer telephone and direct calls
Greet visitors and answer questions
Prepare Bulk mailings
Some retail sales
Assist with special events
Desirable qualities:
Ability to work with public of all ages
Knowledge of Bay Area and Arts community
Attentive to volunteer workers
Responsible, patient, resourceful, tactful, discrete

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Adventure with class

Title:                            Product Sampler Class
What:                          art class – product sampler & fundraiser (see “Fee” below)
Dates:                          Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time:                           10:00 a.m. to noon
Age Range:                  teens and adults
Skill Level:                   all skill levels welcome
Media:                         variety
Where:                        Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Fee:                             $10 CAM Members* / $15 non-members*
                                    *FUNDRAISER: All class fees go to Coos Art Museum’s children’s art education scholarship fund.
For more info:             call (541) 267-3901 or email

Designed for the artistically adventurous, Coos Art Museum’s “Product Sampler Class” on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon provides participants the opportunity to experiment with a variety of specialized art products under the knowledgeable guidance of Holly Rodenkirk from Art Connection. 

In this fast paced sampler class, participants will be working on paper, glass, fabric and plastic using various products from Art Connection such as multi-surface acrylic paint, alcohol inks, dimensional fabric paint, adhesives and stencils.  Each student will go home with a sampler book of techniques as reference and inspiration.  Great for anyone willing to experiment and try new things; no experience required. 

Fee: $10 CAM members / $15 non-members.  Art Connection is providing the instructor and materials for free.  All class fees go to Coos Art Museum’s children’s art education scholarship fund.  The fund is designed to provide access to art classes for children of families with financial challenges.

Important Notes: Wear old clothes or an apron.  Bring scissors, x-acto knife w/ new blade, and any favorite stencils.  Media: variety.  Skill level: all skill levels welcome.  Age Range: teens and adults.  6 participants min./12 participants max.  Register online at or contact the Art Education Department 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

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Free At Last

Subject: One FREE ($195 value) space in John Hewitt Workshop

We are giving away ONE FREE spot in the upcoming John Hewitt Watercolor Workshop (8/23-8/25). Someone had signed up, but due to a last minute change of circumstances is unable to attend. He has *very* graciously donated his enrollment "to a deserving budding artist."

So here are the parameters:
1) reply to this email with your contact information,
2) tell us why you are a "deserving budding artist",
3) you have to be 18 years of age or older (sorry, the class is adults only) and
4) you must be available this Saturday, Sunday and Monday (8/23-8/25) from 10am to 4pm to participate in all three days of the workshop. or

Fare Wind

From: Kathleen Miller, R.P. []
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:05 PM; Sunnie Hedden; The World; Umpqua Post
Subject: Press Release - Art Fair, Saturday, September 20, 2014
What:        Art Fair
When:       Saturday, September 20, 2014
Where:      Old Town Reedsport – Fir Avenue (Also known as Highway 38)
Who:         Coastal Douglas Arts & Business Alliance (CDABA)
Contact:     Kathleen Miller (271-2101)

Calling all Artists, Crafters, Authors, Photographers - Art Fair –September 20th – Old Downtown Reedsport.  Also seeking donations of Art.

The 2nd Annual Art Fair will be held in old downtown Reedsport, Oregon from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 20, 2014.  This event coincides with the local Battle of Bones cook off and contest and the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Mindpower Gallery.  Artists, crafters, authors, photographers, and others who have original or hand crafted items and who would like to participate in this Art Fair should contact Kathleen Miller at 271-2101 or to sign up for one of the free limited spaces. 

Vendor Spaces - Plans are underway to make room for vendor spaces on the sidewalk all along the Highway 38 (between the Post Office and the Eagles/ORCA Gallery).  Everyone will be responsible for all their own needs, such as table and chairs, and will work directly with the public with regards to their art or products as this is an informal event and no fees or commissions will be imposed by CDABA.

Art Donations - CDABA is once again seeking donations of art – art pieces of all types are welcome---both new or secondary.  Artists and owners of art are encouraged to donate paintings, ceramics, wood crafts, and other mediums.  The proceeds of the sale will support CDABA and its programs.  People who wish to donate pieces of art should contact Kathleen Miller at 271-2101 or

This year’s Battle of the Bones cook off and contest will feature a variety of chefs who will be putting their best foot forward to make crowd please BBQ.  Tasting the BBQ is $10.  All proceeds go to local charities.

The Mindpower Gallery is celebrating its 25 years of business on Friday, September 19, 2014, with a special reception ad show featuring artwork by artists who have exhibited their work of the years, as well as a local artist challenge exhibit.  The celebration will continue on Saturday, September 20th as a part of this year’s Art Fair.

The Art Fair will be an open air event---rain or shine---no there is no fee to attend or exhibit.

Penultimate Call

Just a reminder that Coos Art Museum’s “Call to Photographers”  for our upcoming Photography
Exhibition in December has a deadline that is only a week and a half away. August 30th is the deadline to have
your submissions postmarked by in order to get a chance to be juried in.
You can go to for an entry form and the guidelines to enter.
Or pick up the info at Coos Art Museum.

Looking forward to seeing your work!

Archi Davenport
Coos Art Museum
541 267-3901

Monday, August 18, 2014

Classy Photography

No. 3




David Cobb Image
David Wells Image

CLICK TO REGISTER!                                                                    

OCT 9-10 $255

OCT 20-24 $795
Dinah Satterwhite Image

Pacific Northwest Art School

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Be Still

Greetings fellow artists...........something we haven't done yet ---a show of Still Lifes! ....Start painting!!!!! (or whatever wall art media you prefer)  Feel free to send this along to friends who might be interested.
The Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center has just received a bequest of still life paintings by the late Thomas Farmer, and to celebrate we are inviting artists to submit their own still life paintings for the FALL SHOW which
will open SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12th and remain on display through December 31st along with Thomas Farmer's paintings.
All works must be at the hospital by 9 am on Wednesday, October 8th to be eligible for hanging.   Wall art in all media will be shown.  Works must be ready for hanging. If you have questions please email Victoria Tierney at or Susan Lehman at


South Coast Folk Society

Dear members and friends of South Coast Folk Society,

This is a call to action.

The South Coast Folk Society is a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society. Based in Massachusetts, the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) is an international, non-profit organization that offers support to its members and group affiliates. For the past 12+ years, our folk society has purchased low-cost insurance through CDSS for our contra dances! Over the years, CDSS has offered artistic, educational, and organizational support to members in various ways; through classes, camps, and conferences.

The Country Dance and Song Society was established in 1915. They’ll celebrate their 100th birthday next year! As part of their celebration, they plan to take their delivery of services a step further, by “taking it on the road.”

To accomplish this goal, has selected seven communities across the US and Canada where they will hold week-long community residencies. The community residency is a new model for strengthening communities.

These are the places where the Country Dance and Song Society will hold community residencies for their centennial celebration:
      Tucson, Arizona - April 25 to May 1, 2015
      Owen Sound, Ontario - April 28 to May 3, 2015
      Austin, Texas - June 23 to June 28, 2015
      Halifax, Nova Scotia - September 26 to October 3, 2015
      Coos Bay, Oregon - October 4 to October 10, 2015
      Morgantown, West Virginia - October 21 to October 25, 2015
      Lawrence, Kansas - November 17 to November 22, 2015

We applied for this opportunity and we were selected from applicants across the US and Canada. The Country Dance and Song Society hired staff (musicians, dance and song leaders) to come here during October 2015 to help us facilitate a week-long series of music, dance and song activities.

The purpose of the week-long series of activities is threefold: to build the skills of our musicians, dancers and singers; to strengthen the activities of our folk society; and to enjoy the party of a lifetime.

A tour planning committee was formed in November 2013. The committee consists of: Stacy Rose (chair), Jennifer Sordyl (outreach), Gail Elber (publicity), Lynn Danner (hospitality) and Karen Olsen (budget and fundraising). The tour committee has met regularly with Country Dance and Song Society staff since Dec 2013.

The committee recently finalized and unveiled the attached week-long schedule of activities for the centennial tour.

Now it’s time for SCFS members and friends to participate in this work!

1.     A speakers’ bureau is being developed – a cadre of ambassadors who are willing to visit with groups, churches, clubs, and organizations in the community to talk about the joy and life-changing experience that dancing, singing and playing music has brought about in their own life and in the lives of those in our community. If you are willing to participate on this speakers’ bureau, respond to We will equip you to be successful!

2.     Do you belong to a group, church, club or organization that would like to have a speaker? Respond to

3.     Read through the schedule of tour activities. Identify ONE activity on the week-long tour that you are willing to help coordinate. Respond to and let us know which activity sounds most interesting to you. First come, first served! Many hands makes light work.

4.     We are collecting testimonials in response to the question “Why is this important to me?” Take a moment and answer that question, explaining why song, music and/or dance are your chosen activities and why are they important to you. What personal value does participating in these activities hold for you? We will rotate and feature these testimonials on our website/other publicity uses. Send a written testimonial (50 words) and include a picture to

We’re very excited about the opportunity to partner with the Country Dance and Song Society! It’s going to be a wonderful year of planning. Come October 2015, we’re going to have a dance, music and song explosion on the south coast. 

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Art by the Sea Alert

Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, LLC
Class Schedule - 2014
In the Continuum Building, Old Town Bandon
Sat.  Aug. 9 – Small Journal  by Deborah Fisher  1-4:00  $16
Sun.  Aug. 10 – Collage Playday by Susan Lehman  1-4:00  $16  (All materials provided)
Tues.  Aug. 12 – Introduction to Paper Clay by Joanne Drapkin  1-3:00  $20 (plus  $10 for ½ pkg. of paper clay)
Wed.  Aug. 13 – Drawing Eyes by Kandi Wyatt  1-4:00  $20
Thurs . Aug. 14 – Flower & Plant Printing Playday  by Joanne Drapkin  1-3:00  $16
Tues.  Aug. 19 – New Orleans Mask Playday by Arlene Tinsley  1-4:00  $16
Wed. Aug. 20 – Wet Felting, Make a Vessel – Mattie Lane  $25  Time TBA
Wed. Aug. 27 – Collage with Foil Playday – Shawn Tempesta  1-4:00  $16
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 with a $5 deposit (part of the class fee) to hold your spot.  Balance is due at the time of the class.  (Deposit not required on Play Days.)  Classes fill up quickly, so this guarantees your place in the class!
*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.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Liven up With Liv

For Immediate Release                                                          Contact: Stephanie Donaldson
August 7, 2014                                                                        Director of Art Education
                                                                                                Coos Art Museum
                                                                                                (541) 267-3901 ext. 105
Title:                            Session I: “Watercolor Techniques in Action” and
Session II: “Wonderful World of Watercolor”
What:                          watercolor classes
Dates:                          Session I: Thursdays, Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9 & 16
                                    Session II: Thursdays, Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, & 20
Time:                           10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Age Range:                  adults only
Skill Level:                   some watercolor experience to advanced
Media:                         watercolor
Where:                        Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Workshop Fee:            Session I - $85 CAM members / $95 non-members
                                    Session II - $85 CAM members / $95 non-members
                                    **Special Double-Session Discount**
                                    Sign up for both sessions for $150 CAM members / $170 non-members.
For more info:             call (541) 267-3901 or email

Carve out time each Thursday this fall to spend time with one of Coos Art Museum’s most popular art instructors.  Whether your are a dedicated watercolorist or wanting to add to your watercolor basics, Liv Drahos has two sessions planned for those hungry to learn more about this medium.
In Session I: “Watercolor Techniques in Action” participants will discover how to easily and quickly paint trees and water using the perfect tools not usually associated with watercolor painting supplies. Plus there will be a chance to experiment with Yupo, a synthetic paper, and learn fun ways to add and subtract paint from its surface to create the look and feel of running and cascading water. Session II: “Wonderful World of Watercolor” will feature the wet-into-wet painting technique along with tips for brushwork, layering, edges, and color mixing.  Learn how to section off the surface of your paper and invent color chords (relationships of one color to another) to make an underpainting that provides texture, shape and value.  Session I will take place on Thursdays, September 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9 and 16 and Session II on October 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, and 20, 2014.  Session I and Session II are each $85 for CAM members or $95 for non-members.  For those interested in signing up for both there is a Special Double-Session Discount of $150 CAM members or $170 non-members.
The techniques presented in both sessions (plus some surprises!) will open doors and shed light on your creative path to successful paintings. Media: Watercolor. Skill level: Some watercolor experience to advanced. Age Range: Adults only.  6 participants min./12 participants max. For registration form 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.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

South Coast Folk Society

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Converge on Pacific Park Gallery

You're Invited!
Pacific Park Gallery
1957 Thompson Road, Coos Bay
(1 block west of Bay Area Hospital)
Reception: Friday, August 15th 5-8 pm
 Meet the photographer: Patricia Davidson
and the artists: Wendy Burger, S.L. Donaldson, Carolyn LaGrande,
Susan Lehman, Michael William Ousley, Melanie Schwartz,
Pat Snyder, Sarita Southgate, Ava Richey,
and Victoria Tierney  
Concept: Janne LaValle
Come see the combined painting of Lower Kentucky Falls and other works by this group of artists

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Whiner's Beware

For all of the whiners and belly-achers who complain endlessly about the lack of exhibitions aimed directly at photography or about the lack of interest shown at the Coos Art Museum for REAL art, this is put up or shut up time. You want photography you got photography. Sure you will have to follow all of the rules and submit your work for jury selection, but this time there is no crying in art, cause there are no painters to get in your way.

Are you up for it?

Then here are the forms and you supply the work and get it submitted and maybe, just maybe you will be the big-time, lucky winner!

First in Line for a Hanging

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This is your big chance to get hung without pleasing anyone but yourself. Every other year the Coos Art Museum offers artists a chance to see their work in  a real gallery and you'd be silly to miss it. And best of all there is no gimlet-eyed, prissy panel of jurors to interfere with what is manifestly brilliant art work. You bring it they hang it its as simply as that. Okay, maybe that dark and intense painting of the sausage making facility at the Chicago stock yards might be a little too visceral for public viewing but aside from that sort of challenging expression of Man's inner most twisted and painful desires, you got a clear path to fame, fortune and public acclaim.

The CAM Biennial for artists to see their work in a museum without the limitations of someone's else's opinion.

Important Info

Coos Art Museum has recently Mailed out a “Call to Artists” for our “CAM Biennial” in October, entry deadline of October 2, 2014, and “Pacific Shores Photography exhibition” in December with a submission deadline if August 3oth, 2014
If you did not receive a mailing you can go to our website and find a prospectus for either of those upcoming exhibitions or call the office at 541 267-3901 and we will be happy to email or mail one to you.


Office Manager
Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR  97420
541 267-3901

Any Port in Art

"For the next chapter of POAC's ongoing partnership with Port Orford Main Street Revitalization Association's mural project, we are putting out a Call For Artists to submit design concepts for painting the fishing boat "The Pequod". Please see the attached flyer for details. This is an exciting opportunity for artists to create a highly visible public art installation to bring attention and excitement to our amazing Port."