Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Valley Girls...and Guys

“Elements: Ocean + Valley”
Jon Leach, Susan Lehman, Pat Snyder, and Holly Wilson Werner
July 2—August 31, 2015
Black Market Gourmet
495 Central Ave.
Coos Bay, OR
for immediate release 6-27-15:
The Black Market Gourmet announces their upcoming art show ”Elements: Ocean + Valley” bringing together the work of four artists—two from the Umpqua Valley area and two from the Southern Oregon Coast—for the months of July and August 2015. Holly Wilson Werner from Roseburg and Jon Leach from Winston join Pat Snyder from Coos Bay and Susan Lehman from Bandon. All four artists work primarily with abstract imagery somewhat based upon elements found in Nature—both here on the coast and inland, rural as well as urban.
Holly Wilson Werner, former owner of Fishers Flowers and Fine Art in Roseburg, bases most of her pastel and acrylic paintings upon floral elements. Jon Leach, originally from Seattle, has been primarily an abstract painter most of his art career. Leach shows his non-objective art work both nationally and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Both Wilson Werner and Leach exhibited their collaborative work at the Coos Art Museum this past year.
Pat Snyder, known throughout this area for his art as well as for teaching, has shown his landscape based acrylics, collages, prints, and oils at the Coos Art Museum, Lane Community College and at Second Street Gallery in Bandon. Susan Lehman, originally from California, also shows her abstract acrylic collages and seascapes locally through the Second Street Gallery in Bandon as well as the Mindpower Gallery in Reedsport.
The public is invited to the artists' reception at the Black Market Gourmet on Sunday, July 19th from 2-4 pm. Will Hubel from Left Coast Jazz will provide the music and Black Market Gourmet the catering for the reception. BMG is located at 495 Central Avenue in Coos Bay. Call for hours: 541-269-0194.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Elementray, Watson

“Elements: Ocean + Valley”
Jon Leach, Susan Lehman, Pat Snyder, and Holly Wilson Werner
July 2—August 31, 2015
Black Market Gourmet
495 Central Ave.
Coos Bay, OR

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Eugene Quick Draw

Join us August 21- 23, 2015 for the Plein Air Paint Out Competition in beautiful Eugene, Oregon

Photo by Brandi Ferguson
Photo by Brandi Ferguson
The 3rd annual Create! Eugene Plein Air Paint Out is a three-day, open-air painting event for all skill levels. Happening in and around downtown Eugene, the third weekend in August, Create! Eugene culminates an artistic array of creative visual perspectives that depict a Great City for Arts & Outdoors. Painters compete in two categories, landscape and cityscape. The event schedule includes:
·        Friday, Aug. 21 – Social event, product demonstrations and prizes
·        Saturday, Aug. 22 – All day competition, exhibition and awards
·        Sunday, Aug. 23 – Brunch with juror Kat Sowa

Registration is required to compete. Register online now or in person during the designated canvas-stamping times at Oregon Art Supply in downtown Eugene, at 1020 Pearl Street. You may register for cityscape and/or landscape categories. One overall grand prize winner will be selected, as well as first and second place winners in both categories.
Grand Prize: $500 cash plus $300+ in product
First Place each category: $300 cash plus $150+ in product
Second Place each category: $100 cash plus $100+ in product
Goodie Bags:
create-bagsA popular feature of last year’s Create! Eugene Plein Air Paint Out Competition was the goodie bags given out to contestants by Oregon Art Supply. And they are back this year! Contestants can claim a goodie bag full of art supplies in person during canvas stamping times at Oregon Art Supply (on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies lasts).

Canvas Stamping & Other Specifications
3PleinAirInsidePage-smPrior to painting, contestants are required to have their canvas(es) stamped with the official Create! Eugene stamp. This will occur at Oregon Art Supply in downtown Eugene at these times:
Friday August 21st, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday August 22nd, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Participants may have more than one canvas stamped, but may only turn in one painting for each category he or she registered for. The maximum canvas size one can use in this competition is 16 x 20.
Registration for the Create! Eugene Plein Air Paint Out Competition does not include a canvas to be used during the competition. Participants must provide their own canvas(es). They can be purchased at Oregon Art Supply.
Friday Night Social
Join fellow participants for the Friday Night Social on August 21. Quench your thirst with beer and wine from Hop Valley and enjoy snacks from local eateries while you watch interesting art product demos. Each registered artist will receive one free drink ticket! There will be fantastic door prizes, the jurors artwork on display, and fun give-a-ways so come mingle and get to know other artists. This event will take place in the Maple room at the Inn at the 5th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Competition Timeline
Contestants can officially begin painting on Saturday, August 22 at 6:00 am and can paint until 4:00 pm. Please remember that canvases MUST have the official Create! Eugene stamp to qualify for the contest.
Paint Out contestants may begin handing off their completed paintings to the Create! Eugene staff at the Hult Center lower plaza starting at 2:00 pm. Paintings must be turned in no later than 4:00 pm to quality for judging. When paintings are submitted they must be framed or ready to be hung.
Where to Paint
IMG_4264_0019Contestants are required to paint within Lane County. Maps highlighting places to paint in the downtown Eugene area will be available, although contestants are welcome to venture farther. Remember paintings must be submitted to Create! Eugene staff at the Hult Center plaza by 4:00 pm and be framed or ready to hang.

Showcase & Awards Ceremony
From 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm on Saturday, paintings will be displayed in the Hult Center Studiocade. Enjoy wine, live music and the awards ceremony with local arts lovers.
Breakfast with the Juror
On Sunday, August 23, all participants are welcome to enjoy a wonderful catered breakfast while listening to this year’s experienced juror Kat Sowa talk about the jurying process. The event takes place in the Hult Center Lobby where the paintings will be on display from August 23 – September 2.
Exhibit at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts
HultCenterPerformingArtsContestants are encouraged to submit their competition pieces to the Plein Air Paint Out Exhibit that will be on display in the Hult Center Lobby from Sunday, August 23 – September 2, 2015. Winning paintings must be submitted for display in this art show. Open hours for viewing the artwork are as follows:
Ticket Office hours:
Tue. – Fri., Noon – 5:00 pm
Sat., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kat Sowa Painting Workshop
winners-from-2014August 24 & 25, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Learn new techniques to build a strong design that tells your story. Get your ideas across and capture the viewer with big, juicy color and a design with intention. Build your skills with a limited palette for a more enjoyable Plein Air painting experience. Daily workshop fee:for the workshop, $140.
For more information or to register email Victoria Biedron of Plein Air Painters of Lane County at awake.art11@gmail.com.
Staying in Eugene
Plein Air Paint Out Competition contestants receive discounted hotel rates at the Inn at the 5th.
For complete listings of packages at local area hotels, visit Travel Lane County’s website.

Victoria Biedron
Victoria Biedron
“Its so exciting to have an annual plein air competition right here in Eugene! There are dedicated and talented artists all over Lane County and this is a great opportunity to showcase that talent. I am especially looking forward to attending Breakfast with the Juror and to meeting and mingling with artists from all over Oregon (and beyond) throughout the week.”

See you outside painting!


Let's Go Camping

Artescape at beautiful Camp Arnold (outside of Eatonville, WA. with a view of Mt. Rainier) is rapidly filling up.  Come join us for fun filed days of creativity and inspiration, 14 fantastic meals included, great comradery, and a guarantee that your artistic juices will flow again!.  Here is your chance to try new experimental inspirations, catch up on those amazing painting ideas you have been harboring or just do your "own thing" with no interruptions- except to eat, check out the hiking trails, paint outside (and maybe sleep now and then).
$100 holds your spot; balance due August 13th—register as soon as possible.

Attached is the registration form with all the details.  If you have any questions- let me know by e-mail or phone (home: 253-839-5623 or cell: 206-661-4384). Please leave a detailed message if you get my machine.
Hoping to hear from you,

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer Time

Although contra dance, international folk dance, and the Celtic session are on hiatus for the summer, your folk society is still working hard for you! Check out these events coming up.

Galway-based flutist Steph Geremia and accordionist Alan Kelly will play a house concert tomorrow, June 22, in Coos Bay. Tickets are $16.82 and seating is limited, so get a ticket online via Eventbrite here: http://wordpress.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=727bcda7b9a3cb6201829cfc7&id=dd9430a0f8&e=47261c8db2. You can read all about them at Eventbrite, but we'll just say here that Steph has toured with the Chieftains and Alan has toured with De Danann, so it's a unique opportunity to experience some great talent up close right here in town. Get your ticket now before they're gone!

Sunday, July 12: Second Sunday Sing-Along at North Bend Public Library, 4 p.m.
Weekend of July 31-Aug. 2, “Contra at the Coast” – Contra dance 7-10 p.m. at Sixes Grange Saturday, Aug. 1. Admission: Adults $5, children free.
Thursday, Aug 6: Fundraiser for South Coast Folk Week – International folk dance demonstration with audience participation at 7 p.m., Liberty Pub, 2047 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Music by Cultural Ecology. Donations accepted.
Sunday, Aug. 9: Second Sunday Sing-Along at North Bend Public Library, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 20: Traditional dance and music demonstration – Part of the “Lifelong Learning” series of events at Ocean Ridge Assisted Living that are open to the public. South Coast Folk Society members will facilitate an hour-long demonstration/audience participation of traditional dance and music. Starts at 2 p.m. at 1855 Ocean Blvd. SE, Coos Bay.
Thursday, Aug. 20: Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth in concert –  7 p.m., Liberty Pub 2047 Sherman Ave., North Bend. $5 cover.
Friday, Aug. 21: Contra/square dance with music by Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth at 7 p.m., Reedsport Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave. Admission by donation.

Mark your calendar now for workshops during South Coast Folk Week, Oct. 4-10. Here's the schedule: http://wordpress.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=727bcda7b9a3cb6201829cfc7&id=6fb29548dd&e=47261c8db2. Here are the class descriptions: http://wordpress.us10.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=727bcda7b9a3cb6201829cfc7&id=67a551a932&e=47261c8db2.

As you know, this is a once-in-a-century opportunity to "Spread the Joy" of contra dance, traditional square dance, traditional music, and group singing. We're going to ask you to invite two people to Folk Week. Who will your two people be? Start thinking about it now. Learn more about South Coast Folk Week at http://wordpress.us10.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=727bcda7b9a3cb6201829cfc7&id=90b9d85155&e=47261c8db2.

Gail Elber
South Coast Folk Society

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Early Bird

Dear Members and Friends,

We have one photographer for Saturday's Walk on June 20, 2015, but it's more than a one-person job.

Sooo, we need another photographer or two to divie up the job.

Are you available for all or part of the Walk? Or, will you be walking and taking photos anyway?   If so, please contact me.
- Liz
Elizabeth Spona
CONNECT! the Boardwalks

CONNECT! the Boardwalks is a 501(c)3 public charity as determined by the US Internal Revenue Service.  Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Be A Sage

Hello Everyone!

I am forwarding this newsletter update to you as the original was sent only to subscribers to my website emails.  I completed one more painting yesterday and thought I'd send an image along with this note. I will be delivering this piece to Sage Place on Friday, June 5th.  Their hours are Thursday - Saturday, 11 - 5 and they are located at 525 11th St., S.E., Bandon.  If you need to reach them by phone, their number is 541-329-0303.

Best wishes,

Open Up

For Immediate Release                                                       Contact: Stephanie Donaldson
June 4, 2015                                                                         Director of Art Education
                                                                                                Coos Art Museum
                                                                                                (541) 267-3901 ext. 105

Title:                            Acrylic Open Studio with S L Donaldson
What:                          art class
Date(s):                      any Thursday and/or Friday, starting June 25 through July 24, 2015
Time:                          10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Age Range:               teens and adults
Skill Level:                 beginners
Media:                        acrylic
Where:                       Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR
Fee:                            $17 per session CAM members/ $22 non-members (all materials provided)
                                    CAM Members can purchase a 5-session Paint Pass for $75
Registration Ends:   pre-registration is highly recommended, 8 students per class maximum
For more info:           call (541) 267-3901 or email sldonaldson@coosart.org

Coos Art Museum will feature an Acrylic Open Studio with artist S L Donaldson every Thursday and Friday, starting June 25 through July 24, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Sign up for one or more sessions.  This open studio format will provide students the opportunity to experiment painting with acrylics.  Some of the topics in this free-flowing classroom setting may include: acrylic types, painting surfaces, tool use, and pre- and post-painting do’s and don’ts.  Everyone will be encouraged to explore the medium using intuitive composition, to develop their own brushwork techniques and to embrace a variety of painting styles.  Along with instructor-led projects, participants will be able to work on their own individual painting goals.

Cost is $17 per session for CAM members, $22 for non-members.  Coos Art Museum members can purchase a 5-session Paint Pass for $75.  There is no registration deadline, however, pre-registration is highly recommended as class size is limited to 8 participants. Drop-ins are okay if space is available and the maximum number of participants has not been met.  A limited number of scholarships are available for eligible teens to participate in the open studio.  For online registration visit www.coosart.org 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

Music, music, music

The Oregon Coast Music Festival
is looking for a part-time office manager :)
If you or if you know of anyone interested in 2-3 days
a week for 2-3 hours a day please contact me for 
more information :)
Many thanks in advance!!

Annual Check Up

Dear Friends and Members of Coos Art Museum,
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming:
22nd Annual Maritime Dinner and Fundraiser
Saturday, July 11, 2015
5:00pm  - 8:00pm
Dinner will be prepared by
The Coach House Restaurant
Invitations will be mailed out in a couple of weeks, so, no need to respond to this email.
With so many things going on, we hope you will be able to participate in with annual event.
CAM at 5:00 – OCMA – Slow Ponies at the Egyptian Theatre at 7:00 --- You can do both!!!!

Schedule Some Class

Art by the Sea  
Class Schedule – Summer 2015
In the Continuum Building, Old Town Bandon
Wed.  June 10 – Block Carving, Cards (Linoleum & Gelli)  with Susan DeSalvatore  11-3:00  $35
Sat.  June 13 – Make & Take “Artful” Whiteboards with Joanne Drapkin  1-2:30  $16  (Materials fee  $2.00)
Thurs.  June 18 – Improving Horizontal Design & Composition with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25
Fri.  June 19 – Fix It!  Water Media (Acrylics &/or Watercolor) with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25  (Call gallery for     materials list.)
Tues.  June 23 – Beginning Drawing Playday for Teens and Adults with Kandi Wyatt  1-3:00  $16  (Materials included, but bring pencils if you have them.)
Wed.  June 24 – Mono-printing  with Gelli Prints & Plexiglass  with Susan DeSalvatore  11-3:00  $35
Thurs.  June 25 – Watercolor Horizontal Landscape with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25
Fri.  June 26 –  Fix It!  Water Media (Acrylics &/or watercolor with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25  (Call gallery for materials list.)
Sun.  June 28  - Wire Wrap a Pendant with Shawn Tempesta  12-4:00  $25  (All materials included.)
Thurs.  July 2 – Collage Horizontal Landscape with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25 
Fri.  July 3 – Fix It!  Water Media (Acrylics &/or Watercolor) with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25  (Call gallery for materials list.)
Tues.  July 7 – Beginning Drawing for Kids with Kandi Wyatt  1-2:00  $16  (Bring pencils.)
Wed.  July 8 – Introduction to Encaustic with Tina Powers  11:30-3:30  $26  (Materials fee TBA)
Thurs.  July 9 – Improving Cruciform Design & Composition with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25
Fri.  July 10 – Fix It!  Water Media (Acrylics &/or Watercolor) with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25  (Call gallery for materials list.)
Wed.  July 15 – Pen and Ink Patterns with Tina Powers  11-3:00  $26  (Materials fee TBA)
Thurs.  July 16 – Watercolor Cruciform Floral with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25
Fri.  July 17 – Fix It!   Water Media (Acrylics &/or Watercolor) with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25  (Call gallery for materials list.)
Wed.  July 22 – Encaustic with Tina Powers  11:30-3:30  $26
Thurs.  July 23 – Collage Cruciform Floral with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25 
Fri.  July 24 –  Fix It!  Water Media (Acrylics &/or Watercolor) with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25  (Call gallery for materials list.)
Thurs.  July 30 – Improving Geometric Design & Composition with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25
Fri.  July 31 – Fix It!   Water Media (Acrylics &/or Watercolor) with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25  (Call gallery for materials list.)
Wed.  Aug. 5 – Encaustic Incising with Tina Powers  11:30-3:30  $26  (Materials fee TBA)
Thurs.  Aug. 6 – Watercolor Village with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25
Thurs.  Aug. 13 – Collage Village with Connie Zane  11-2:00  $25
Wed.  Aug. 19 – Encaustic Collage with Tina Powers  11:30-3:30  $26
This is Art by the Sea’s class list for the summer of 2015, as it stands so far.  More classes will be added later.  Watch for future additions. 
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.