Friday, May 29, 2015


Tracy Hodson, Curator
Bandon Library Art Gallery
MOSAIC: Dreaming in Glass & Stone, Bandon's first all-mosaic art exhibit, begins on the 1st of June 2015 and runs through the 30th, at the Bandon Library Art Gallery. The show features the work of 12 artists from Bandon, the South Coast, and beyond, working in a wide range of styles and materials.
The public is invited to a reception in the Sprague Room at the library on June 1st at 7 pm.


Title:                            PrismaTangles with Rosie Hill (Certified Zentangle® Teacher)
What:                          art class
Date(s):                      Saturday, June 20, 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:   June 12, 2015
For more info:           call (541) 267-3901 or email

Join Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Rosie Hill, on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Coos Art Museum for her class on PrismaTangles. Prismacolor colored pencils on black paper bring a neon glow to Zentangle designs. Learn several tangles that lend themselves to this coloring technique. White gel pens, colored pencils and specially textured paper will be used to create magical artwork. Previous Zentangle experience is recommended, but not required.

The class fee is $30 for CAM members, $35 for non-members. All materials provided. Zentangle books and other supplementary materials will 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 June 12, 2015. For online registration visit or contact the Art Education Dept. at (541) 267-3901.

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.
Museum Admission:
$5 general admission
$2 for students (K-12), seniors (60 & above) and veterans
Free to CAM Members

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sing, sing, sing



Giant Clam

I have attached the flyer for the Clamboree/GlassArt Fest happening Saturday, June 27. Would it be possible to add it to your monthly newsletter and/or  print off and hang up? This is going to be an amazing festival, with glass blowing demonstrations, live music, a beer garden and much more!Of course, the annual Hollering Contest will be held again also. The Boat Building Center and the Tribal Hall will be open, and tours are scheduled. There will also be over 20 classic cars on display. Fun for the entire family! Thanks so much,
Joanne Moss, co-chair 2015 Clamboree/GlassArt Fest
Joanne Moss
Bay Area Mailing Connections And More LLC    "BAMCAM"
598 N. Broadway
Coos Bay,OR 97420
541.808.2113  fax 541.808.2116 
Well mannered women seldom make history.

Get a Little Loopy

The Monday Bandon Plein Air group will not be painting on Memorial Day, Monday May 25th.
We will resume painting on Monday, June 1st at Devil’s Kitchen Wayside.  Weather permitting.
Take Beach Loop in Bandon south of Seabird, go past Best Western Inn, and past the horse stables.  Watch for the street name Mars, Jupiter, then Saturn.  You will be turning west immediately after Saturn Street into the Devil Kitchen Wayside.  There is a restroom available here.
Bring your lunch and beverage.  Painting starts at 11 a.m. with sharing/critique at 2 p.m.
If you have questions please call Sandy at 541-297-9282.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ghosties and Ghoulies and Beasties

Coastal Creatures
Real or Imagined
Call to Artists
Summer Show on the Bandon Boardwalk
June through September, 2015
boards are available at:
Ø PORT OF BANDON, (Coast Guard Building)
390 First St. SW, Bandon,   541-347-3206
Ø ART BY THE SEA GALLERY  (Continuum Bldg.)
Pedway by Foley’s Pub     541-347-5355
Works Due at Port by Monday, June 15st, 2015
$10 entry fee includes board/prizes awarded at Cranberry Festival
Sponsored by Port of Bandon and Bandon Professional Center
Artists:  Where else can you have your artwork on display for four months where it will be seen by thousands of people, including international visitors, for an entry of fee of just $10?  And there is prize money awarded to winners, and a three month encore show for 25 lucky artists.
Don’t procrastinate---    Get your board today and paint a Coastal Creature—Real or Imagined.    Deadline is June 15th!
Please forward this to your artist friends.

Get High or Elementray

Let’s support young artists and see their art, if you happen to be in the area:
Bandon High School will have a student art show in the commons area May 18-22.  
Please come through during school hours 8:00-4:00.     
Please spread the word among your artist friends.
Also, there is more elementary through high school art work on display at the Southern Coos Hospital Gallery on display through June, along with local plein air painters’ works.

Zane Time this year

Art by the Sea Gallery on the Pedway in Old Town Bandon would like to announce:
Connie Zane is back again this summer to teach watercolor classes that include design and composition tips.
Her class schedule is in the attached pdf.
You can also register for Connie’s class, or other classes being offered with Art by the Sea by calling 541-347-5355.
Hope you can join us in the fun.

Educate Yourself

Upcoming Art Classes and Workshops

Monday, May 11, 2015


"Pushing the Limits" a new exhibit of acrylic paintings and monotypes by Bonni Silver and Robin Longerbeam opens May 15 at Pacific Park Gallery, 1957 Thompson Rd. Artists' Reception is 5-7 p.m., THIS FRIDAY, May 15! Come meet the artists and learn about new techniques!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Music, music, music

You are invited to participate in the upcoming summer art show at Southern Coos Hospital in Bandon. 
The show title is “Music as the Muse”.  We invite you to enter 2-dimensional works related in some way, directly or indirectly, to music. 
Artists may enter up to three pieces of art, wired and ready to hang on the walls.
Show runs July 12th through September 26th.
The drop-off date is Wednesday, July 8th at 2 p.m. at Southern Coos Hospital, Bandon, or make arrangements for alternative delivery.
Reception date is Sunday, July 12th, 1 – 3:00 p.m.
There is no entry fee for this show, and no commission charged on sales of work. 
If you have any questions or are unable to open the attached information please contact:
Ava Richey  541-297-6118   or
Susan Lehman  541-347-9888

Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center Quarterly Art Show
                                                             Call to Artists


 The Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center will be hosting a show of artworks created using music as the muse.  You are invited to submit two dimensional artworks inspired by or related somehow to music.

Show Calendar:           Show runs July, August, and September, 2015  
Reception:                   Sunday, July 12, 2015    1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Delivery of Art:            July 8, 2015  2 p.m.
                                    Bring ready-to-hang art to the front desk at Southern Coos Hospital on Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m., or make alternative arrangements with show organizers.
Pick Up Date:              September 26, 2015 Saturday 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Artists must pick up their artwork on this date, during the indicated time period. Show organizers will be onsite to coordinate pickup. We ask artists to please sign your work out—don’t just take it off the wall. If artists are not able to be present to pick up their work, please make arrangements with the show organizers (see contact information below).
Location:                     Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center
                                    900 11th Street SE, Bandon, OR  97411

Entry Fee:                    Fee not required. Donations are welcome to help support continuing shows. Please make checks payable to Southern Coos Hospital Foundation.
Number of Pieces:       1 -3 pieces per artist, each must be framed and ready to hang, or matted and ready to hang.

Artwork Notes:            Please deliver your artwork with the following information included:
·        A list of your artwork(s) with your name, address, e-mail, title of piece, and price.
·        AND, please make sure your name and title of the art is on the back of each piece you submit.
·        If work is not for sale, include a value for insurance purposes please.

Sales:                           The hospital does not charge a commission fee on sold paintings. The Southern Coos Health Foundation will accept a donation of a percentage of any purchased artwork.
Other Notes:               We reserve the right to refuse submitted artwork due to subject, presentation or space.

Images may be used for advertising and promotional purposes for this show.

The costs of producing and hanging this show are underwritten by Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center—for the benefit of the Bandon community: patients and families, visitors, staff, and the public.

Questions?    Contact the show organizers:
Ava Richey:   541-297-6118
Susan Lehman:  541-347-9888


Submission Form for the “MUSIC as the MUSE” show at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center.
(Please fill in completely and print clearly)
Name: _________________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________
Daytime Phone: _________________________________________________________
Email: _________________________________________________________________
Website: _______________________________________________________________

1.  Title:  ________________________________________________________________
     Medium:  _______________________           Price/Value:    __________   Is Painting for Sale?_______

2.  Title:  ________________________________________________________________
     Medium:  _______________________          Price/Value: ______ _____  Is Painting for Sale? ________

3.  Title:  ________________________________________________________________
     Medium:  _______________________         Price/Value:___________  Is Painting for Sale?_________

Please be sure your artwork has your name, title, and contact number attached to the back.
 Sign here to indicate that you have read, understand and agree to the guidelines in the Call to Artists.
Artist signature: ______________________________________________ Date: ___________
____# of pieces checked in.  BY: __________________________________   Date:______
 How did you hear about this show? E-mail, Poster, Friend, Newspaper, Website, Facebook, Coffee Break, Other______________

Creature Feature

We invite you to pick up a board (18” x 24”) to paint for the 2015 Port of Bandon Boardwalk Show.  You have until June 15th to turn in your board.
The theme this year is “Coastal Creatures, Real or Imagined” so you have a broad range of ideas for painting.
Please use acrylic paint or some other medium that will withstand hanging outdoors all summer in the sun, wind and rain.  Please seal both sides of the board with a clear coat spray such as Krylon (found at the hardware store)  to protect it from exposure.
Entry forms and boards are available at both the Port of Bandon and at Art by the Sea Gallery in Old Town Bandon. 
Attached to this email is a poster for show and an entry form you can fill out before you pick up the board, if you like.
Boards are $10 each.  If you already have a board from previous years you can paint on it, but you will still need to pay the $10 entry fee.  These fees help to pay for the ribbons and cash prizes that will be awarded during Cranberry Festival in September.  Please make sure your name and phone number appear on the back of your board.
See the entry form for information on the prizes.
Port of Bandon is located at 390 First St. SW, Bandon.  Phone is 541-347-3206
Art by the Sea Gallery is located in the back of the Continuum Building, 175 2nd St. SE.  Enter on the Pedway next to Foley’s Pub.   541-347-5355
If you have questions please contact the curators of the show:
Shawn Tempesta
Ava Richey  541-297-6118

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Society Page

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Open Windows

Won’t You Join Us?

Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio invites you to take this class to create a special nature journal with well known mixed media book artist Roxanne Evans Stout. She has shown work regularly at the Illahe Gallery in Ashland. Roxanne is an excellent teacher, comes prepared with most of the supplies needed, and has a line of stencils she has designed that we will be able to experiment with in the workshop. She is currently working on her mixed media journaling book through North Light Books. This is an incredible opportunity to work with Roxanne; what she brings to the class is invaluable. Roxanne comes highly recommended as an instructor, artist, and book maker.

Please come into the gallery to register, or call 541-347-5355.  While you are in the gallery you can check out the 2015 Miniature & Small Works show that just opened. 

We hope you will join us. The few items you might want to bring with you are listed below:
Windows to the Sea
A Mixed Media Nature Journaling Workshop
taught by
Roxanne Evans Stout
Saturday May 9th, 2015
At Art by the Sea
in  Bandon, Oregon
$100.00 including supplies

Please join Roxanne for this new workshop
as she guides you in the creation of your own nature journal… 
inspired by  the beautiful Oregon Coast in the springtime.
During this workshop you will create wonderful collaged pages
housed in your own one of a kind nature journal/artist book.
You will go home inspired and creativity-filled
with new ideas that you can use in your future art projects!
All you need to bring is:
- your creativity,
- some images in black and white and color
(photocopied or originals, magazines or newspapers)
- found objects or small treasures
- your favorite art tools (optional)
* I will have all of these things as well,
so don’t worry if you can’t bring something!

Class Act

Class Schedule – May  2015
In the Continuum Building, Old Town Bandon
Sat.  May 9 – Windows to the Sea Nature Journal with Roxanne Stout  11-4:30 Price  $100
Wed.  May 13 – Printing on Paper with Susan DeSalvatore  11-3:00  $35  (materials included)
Fri.  May 15 – Photo Shop 101 with Matthew Hanna  1-4:00  $20
Wed.  May 20 – Rice Paper with Mixed Media Play Day with Robin Hanna  1-4:00  $16  (Papers and medium provided.  Bring water based paints and brushes.)
Sat.  May 23  Doodle Art with Kathleen Morey Bailey  1-3:00  $20  (materials included)
Wed.  May 27 – Image Transfer Workshop with Susan DeSalvatore  11-3:00  $35
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.
If you are interested in teaching classes at Art by the Sea please contact Robin Hanna at  , or call the gallery at the phone number above.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Call Your Bookie

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Tracy Hodson, Curator

Be the First

 The Bandon Monday Plein Air Painters invite you to paint at our first paintout of the year, and Mondays thereafter.
Join us on the south jetty in Bandon, Monday May 4th at 11:00 a.m. to paint views of the ocean or river, etc.
Bring a lunch and beverage.
There will be a review, or critique if you like, at 2 p.m.

Party, Party, Party

The Port Orford Arts Council would like to extend an invitation to all CAM members and art lovers to join us at the Langlois Cheese Factory for an evening of musical whimsy on Saturday, May 16th from 6-9 p.m. 
I've included a poster that I hope you can access. 
Suzanne Monks
Member of POAC and CAM/BAA

Starting from ABC

For Immediate Release                                                          Contact: Stephanie Donaldson
March 31, 2015                                                                      Director of Art Education
                                                                                                Coos Art Museum
                                                                                                (541) 267-3901 ext. 105

Title:                            The ABC’s of Watercolor with Liv Drahos
What:                          2-day workshop
Dates:                          Saturday, June 6 & June 13, 2015
Time:                           1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Age Range:                  adults only
Skill Level:                   beginner
Media:                         watercolor
Where:                        Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Fee:                             $60 CAM members / $80 non-members
Registration Ends:       May 29, 2015
For more info:             call (541) 267-3901 or email

Receive introductory watercolor instruction at Coos Art Museum on Saturday, June 6 and 13, 2015 from 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.  The ABC’s of Watercolor is a two-day, adults-only watercolor class designed for participants who are new to watercolor or would like a painting skills refresher.  Guided by Liv Drahos’ extensive experience in teaching both drawing and watercolor painting, participants will learn elements of design, basic composition, and color theory.  An optimal foundation for painting with watercolor will be achieved through proper selection of materials and tools.  Participants will also learn how to successfully mix colors and apply flat, graded and wet-into-wet washes on a variety of different surfaces.

The fee for the 2-day workshop is $60 for CAM members, $80 for non-members.  6 participants min./12 participants max.  Registration ends May 29, 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