Friday, September 12, 2014

Fair, Fare Fairs

What:        Artist for 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)

Announcing Artists for Art Fair

CDABA is pleased to announce that there are more than 20 artists signed up to participate in this year’s 2nd Annual Art FairThe event will be held in old downtown Reedsport, Oregon from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 20, 2014.  Artists, crafters, authors, photographers, and others with original or hand crafted items were been invited to participate.

The artists scheduled for this year’s event are:  Susan Allison, A`eron Blackman, Bev Jarrett Doane, Kathy Elfers, Tamara Flores, Kelly Froats, Nina Foran Gee, Lois Harris, Sharon Hatter, Sandra Key, Laura Moore, Jay Norton, Liz Nelson, Nicole Piper-Ryan, Kristi Roelle, Rosemary Russell, Beebe Slater, Ronda Smith, Sherry Stein, and Katherine Wilson.  Members of the Dunes Art Club and the Thursday evening library Yarn Group will also be participating.  These artists will be presenting art in a variety of mediums, such as oil and water color paintings; pen & inks; photographs; bird feeders and other items made with glass, wine bottles and Mason jars; felted wool items, including felted bars of soap; handmade dog treats; rainbow colored crayons; beaded jewelry; soapstone sculptures, crocheted items; handmade soaps and lotions; solar light fixtures; knitted doggie sweaters; and hand sewn items, such as aprons and napkins.  The galleries, Mindpower Gallery and ORCA Gallery, and many local businesses along Highway 38 will also be participating by being open and sharing displays.

CDABA is supported through fundraisers and community donations.  If you have a piece of art (new or secondary, in any medium) that you would like to donate for the CDABA booth during the Art Fair, contact Kathleen Miller at 271-2101 or by email at, or just bring it by the booth on September 20th).   

Coastal Douglas Arts & Business Alliance (CDABA) is a 503(c)(1) nonprofit whose programs and events are all coordinated by volunteers.  In addition to the an annual June Art Walk and the September Art Fair, CDABA organizes other art events, including receptions featuring local artists.  The next artist reception, a First Friday. . .Art is for Everyone event will be hosted by the Lower Umpqua Hospital on Friday, November 7, 2014 (5-7 pm) and will feature painter, Rose Burch, and fabric artist, Theresa Chickering.

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