Friday, July 24, 2015

Adding to your Confusion

From: Stephanie Donaldson []
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2015 8:29 AM
To: Stephanie Donaldson
Subject: FW: Call to Artists: A Sense of Place
Hello again everyone,
Yesterday I was made aware of some confusion and/or questions about this project and exhibition.  “A Sense of Place” is open to everyone for participation. 
You do not have to be a Coos Bay/North Bend/Charleston resident in order to participate.  Apparently my Call to Artists did not articulate that very well.  My apologies for that.
The subject matter, however, does have to be of the Coos Bay/North Bend/Charleston area.
Please contact me if there are further questions. (541) 267-3901 ext. 105.
From: Stephanie Donaldson []
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2015 4:39 PM
Subject: Call to Artists: A Sense of Place
Hello Fellow Artists,
As some of you may remember, I curated a project titled “30 Parks by 30 Artists” back in 2011 which showcased the majority of our Coos County Parks.  Through the concerted effort of some truly amazing local artists, well over 700 paintings were created and displayed.
Steven has asked me to curate an upcoming exhibit here at Coos Art Museum titled “A Sense of Place”.  The theme is the brainchild of Coos Bay Mayor Crystal Shoji and Coos Bay City Councilor Tom Leahy.  It is important to note that although they both represent Coos Bay, the goal of this exhibition is to encompass all that defines the “Bay Area” and includes Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston. 
A Sense of Place exhibition takes place October through December (see the call to artists for details).  Here’s the similarity with the 30 Parks project….each person (whether artist or not) that signs up receives an 8x10 art board and a map.  And then it’s up to you to find the ONE thing that defines this area.  It can be the old Hotel North Bend.  The Tioga Building in Coos Bay.  And this project is not restricted to just painting buildings and landscapes.  If it’s the fishermen on the docks in Charleston that define the “Bay Area” for you, then by all means, that is what you should capture.  Any media that can be done on the art board is acceptable!
Please join me in this fun, creative way of celebrating where we live.  In the end, 50 completely unique artistic definitions of Bay Area will be displayed at CAM.
The art board and map are available in the CAM Lobby during the hours listed below. 
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

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