Friday, January 29, 2016

Glass Eye

So? Didja listen?

Did you go out and buy a “real” camera?

You did? But then you found out that it doesn't come with a lens and you are howsomeeverannoyed with the Ole Trawler for talking you into buying a doorstop.

Okay, I did tell you that glass comes extra and you want it to so that you can get exactly the right lens for the kind of pictures you want to take.

But my pocket camera had just one lens and that was enough so why does that expensive, boat anchor, whiz-bang have to have a pay extra lens?

Because you like do to many things and while the 50 or 35mm lens which comes with most Point and Shoot cameras will do everything poorly you don't want to settle for poorly when you went out and got a camera which will do everything and you are an artist and would never settle for doing things poorly anyway and besides doing things well is better and you want to be able to do a lot of stuff well and that's why you need interchangeable lenses.

Now most people, I did not say photographers, will tell you to buy a wide angle lens and they are doing that because like the 35 or 50mm in your Point and Shoot camera a wide angle will do almost every thing okay.

It will keep everything in focus because of the depth of field and will allow you to get right down on the very freckle on that sun-kissed face of the Marshfield High cheerleader so that you can do art pictures and not look like pervy Uncle Ernie taking snaps of the high school girls for God only knows what sort of horrible, disgusting and evil purposes.

But it does come with some draw-backs. The lens is so short it causes linear distortion and you can have lines which swing and sway long after Sammy Kaye has gone to his great reward.

Me, when I was a 35 man I never used anything except my wonderful, amazing, fantastic Komura lenses, an 85mm F1.4 and a 135 F2 cause they would see in the dark and I could hand-hold them at a sixtieth of a second and not get any shake and that meant no flash back in the days when it took an MIT graduate with a slide-rule and two spreadsheets to calculate the correct exposure and who has time for that when you are trying to capture the peak moment so I never learned how to calculate the correct exposure and didn't use flash and I could get away with it because of my Komura kids.

But now, the zoom lenses are so good you don't have to carry around a bag full of primes and since you don't have to and with all of the ISO range of the modern DSLR only The Donald can afford a 1.4 or F2 lens and since you don't have to you can just buy a solid zoom lens like the Nikkor 18-55 or 55-200.

And since you are thinking about it, why not buy them from one of our own, master floral photographer Paula Reis, who just happens to have an 18-55 and a 55-200 lens for sale and they will couple right up with that D90 I told you to get if you just had to have a Nikon which makes you and Nikon owner and not a photographer but by having these lenses you will have the right equipment to become a photographer and then you can get hired by UPI or AP or National Geographic and travel to all of the God forsaken places where flora and fauna insist on living or maybe you want the glamorous life of a celebrity photographer and want to chuming with rock stars and Kardashians and snort Borax or Drano or whatever designer drug they are doing or maybe you crave the artful life and want to get a picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone so you can hob-nob with artists and writers and musicians, but wait you can do that right here in Coos County and just look at all the money you will save by not having to travel which is why you can afford to buy Paula's lens and launch your career.

So don't waste another minute hie yourself to the Internet and email Paula at

And set a time and place to trade your hard-earned money for some of the best lenses used gently by a “real” photographer and then you too can start working on becoming a “real” photographer and might even decide to enter the Art by the Sea Eye and the Lens show down in Bandon but probably not this time around cause your entry is due tomorrow or Sunday so it might be just a bit late and maybe by next time you will have something really amazing and that would be better than rushing into the show unprepared.

So if you want all of the fame and glory, not to mention bad habits and poor health of a professional photographer contact Paula Reis and buy those lenses.

Magic Mingling

Title:                            Atmospheric Effects and Color Mingling with Liv Drahos
What:                          5-day workshop
Date(s):                       Thursday, March 3, 10, 24, 31 & April 7, 2016
Time:                           10:30 am.-1:30 pm.
Age Range:                  adults only
Skill Level:                   beginner
Media:                         watercolor
Where:                        Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Fee:                             $90 CAM members / $115 non-members
Registration Ends:       February 25, 2016
For more info:             call (541) 267-3901 or email

Receive introductory watercolor instruction at Coos Art Museum on Thursday, March 3, 10, 24, 31 and April 7 , 2016 from 10:30 am to 1:30 p.m.  Atmospheric Effects and Color Mingling is a five-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 to create the soft edged look of landscapes in fog using layering techniques and discover the secret to mingling color for vibrant effects in a painting.

The fee for the 5-day workshop is $90 for CAM members, $115 for non-members.  6 participants min./12 participants max.  Registration ends February 25, 2016.  For online registration visit or contact the Art Education Dept. at (541) 267-3901 or

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Playin Around

COOS BAY -- Guitar maker Mark Tierney of Bandon will talk about the guitars he makes and play them at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Coos Art Museum. After his presentation, Tierney will host a "playtime" with his instruments when guitarists can play them and talk with Tierney about them. 
Tierney, a versatile guitar player and accomplished all-around woodworker, has been making guitars for years and has written for the magazine American Luthier. "Few things please me more than to see a guitar leave my shop to go into a musician's household, from where it will bring more music into the world," he wrote in a statement accompanying his guitar on display at the museum. 
Presentations in the "Musical Instruments @ Coos Art Museum" exhibit continue through Feb. 13. For a full schedule, plus videos about Tierney and the other 9 instrument makers in the exhibit, visit Admission to the museum is $5 general, $2 for students and seniors and free to Coos Art Museum members. The museum is at 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. For more information, call Gail Elber, 541-808-1773.

Gail Elber
1918 N. 14th St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Photo caption: Painting of Mark Tierney by Victoria Tierney

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Music Magic

Great concert/ great Cause: Sunday concert at 2 at the Bandon Presbyterian Church on Edison.Admission by donation. Proceeds go to help Ruthanne McSurdy-Wong and Gary Dawson whose house burned down last Fall while she was up at OHSU having a bone-marrow transplant.
For those of you who don't know Ruthanne, this photo shows one of her fabulous sculptures which belongs to Crystal Landucci. Crystal will be performing a Mozart trio for Piano (Crystal),violin(Sarah Jean Mautner) and cello (Kimberly Wurster) (K. 502).  There will also be Gypsy Jazz, Left Coast Jazz, refreshments provided by Bandon Coffee Cafe, and some theatrical surprises.  Corrie Gant will officiate as emcee.  Don't miss it!!!!
Assemblage by Ruthanne McSurdy-Wong / collection of Crystal & Ed Landucci

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

See Weed

Unique Opportunity!

January 23, 2016
Seaweed Art 1 PM to 3 PM
Have you ever examined the intrinsic artistry found in seaweed? In this seaweed pressing workshop, a brief lecture on the taxonomy, ecology and history of marine algae will be followed by preparing and pressing your very own work of art. You will be contacted when your prepared presses are dried and ready for the home, a process that takes about one to two weeks. Finished pieces will be suitable for framing. Class will meet in front of the OIMB Dining Hall located at 63466 Boat Basin Rd. in Charleston, OR 97420 [Max - 20 participants] ($20 fee includes all materials) Call 541.888.5558 ext.121 to sign up

Deborah Rudd
South Slough NERR
Public Involvement Coordinator
PO Box 5417
Charleston, OR 97420
541-888-5558 ext.158
Office hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00am-4:30pm

Improving the understanding and stewardship of Pacific Northwest estuaries and coastal watershe

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Okay, so we've covered the High Priced spreads, Nikon and Canon, let's move on to something more reasonable. Pentax.

Yes, I know you've never heard of it and you don't trust things which you've never heard of and if it isn't advertised on TV or used by top professionals then it can't be any good so why bother?

Cause dollar for dollar your money buys twice as much when you are buying Pentax.

The REAL problem with both Nikon and Canon is not the cost of the camera body which is only slightly higher than Pentax, it's the cost of the glass.

Now any serious photographer will tell you that the body is the least important part of a camera system. It's the glass.

And I agree completely and Nikon and Canon make some pretty darned good glass. Just mosey on over to Art Wolfe's site and have a look at what he packs in his camera bag.

“Digital technology has far surpassed what film was ever capable of and has completely changed the game for what one can shoot in the field.”

That's a quote from the Imperial Omnipotent Stomper himself. So don't whine about not-as-good-as-film and start thinking digital.

Art says that the Canon 200-400¼ L IS USM is his workhorse lens and it only costs $10,990 dollars which is more than I paid for my first real car. Nikon offers a 200-400 F4 VR for $6,996.95 but it doesn't have the built-in 1.4x extender.

My that's a lot on numbers and I didn't win the Powerball so maybe I should look elsewhere?

Pentax offers a 150-450 F4 which is a very similar range for...$1.760.11, now that's a lot of extra Lotto tickets you can buy!

And if you aren't too rigid you can buy a Sigma, no it isn't a genuine, official, box-top prize Pentax lens, but Sigma is one of the top independent producers of fine optics, and their Bigma is the Grand-Forking-Daddy of long reach lenses with a current range of 150-600 F5-6.3 in two flavors Sports and Contemporary. Even the earlier model sported a 150-500 range and if you go back one more notch you can get a 50-500 and...wait for's coming soon...astounding..tremendous. Amazing price of $ 989 for the Contemporary and $1499 for the Sport and again that's a lot of extra Lotto tickets.

But let's get back to basics before you can get that amazing lens you have to have something to mount it on. The camera body, remember?

So let's take a look.

Now I have been very upfront about my preference for a camera which uses double A batteries. You can't find a place on earth where there aren't double As and when you talk about a camera which runs on batteries you are talking about a time when those batteries go flat and if you are using a camera with rechargeable batteries that have a special configuration and can only use those expensive brand name batteries, then you are out of luck.

Okay, disclaimer, the new batteries are much more user friendly than the old Ni-cads. With the old Ni-cad batteries, if you didn't completely discharge them they developed a memory and each time you short charged them they had less and less storage capacity. Bad, very bad.

But the pointy-heads realized that this was not a good thing and that out in cameraland where the real people lived and bought cameras and spent untold thousands on cameras and had their batteries go flat or lose so much storage that they were useless, so they developed the new batters based on the Li-ion technology which allows a top up and so you can do a short charge and not lose your capacity so that your camera didn't develop early-onset Alzcameras and you could shoot with confidence even when that once in a lifetime image is at stake and so buying a camera with a rechargeable battery is not the high-risk thing it was when digital first came on the scene,

But I still think having a camera which can be recharged with dime store batteries is a really, really good thing.

So when I started looking for a camera I found the Pentax K-x which is a 12 megapixel camera, (You remember that that is a good number and still being used on top of the line cameras being rolled out this very day with price-tags that would make Donald Thump swallow his wig and choke and wouldn't that be lucky but someone else already won the Powerball so they used up all of the luck and now we will have to endure another year of political speeches full of bad similes and false smiles winch are not the same as similes but have the same effect when they are bad and maybe even a busted metaphor or two but with the anti-immigration spirit running so strong they might not even use metaphors because they grant wordizanship without using like or as and unrestricted acceptance is just not something they are prepared to do so that won't happen and now so the Mop that Roared will keep on like March coming in like a lion and that is probably a simile which is okay cause it is qualified with like or as and doesn't give away anything without proper authority.), and uses four double As for power.

I've lived with my little K-x for over a year now and liked it so much that when the Long Sufferin wanted a camera upgrade I got her one and now we have matching K-xs and isn't that just special?

So if you are like me and think having double A power is a good thing then you can find a K-x for $168 at KEH, top flight reputation, great customer service and well respected and they have a repair shop if anything ever goes wrong with the new baby. Even cheaper if you go to the Pentax Forum, $125 and that's where I found the Long Sufferin's camera.

But let's say that you aren't as fixated as I am on double A power.

There's the K-r which is also a twelve megapixel camera, uses both double A and the dreaded rechargeable battery and I just saw one for $140 on the Pentax forum.

Still not sold okay let's move up to Nikon/Canon price things. For $218-228 you can get a Pentax K30 which is really an uptown camera. It has a 16.6 megapixel sensor, weather sealed body, (Did you know that it rains in Oregon?), and for me it isn't as small as some of the other brands.

Now size is an important thing if you are a pro football player or a MMA contender, but in a camera it isn't always great. All those dials and switches make getting the right picture controls easier and they come in handy if you have set your shot and suddenly the weather changes, (Did you know it rains in Oregon), but in a small body they can be like typing on a Blackberry keyboard, better in theory than in practice. And when it comes to hanging on to the camera a beefier body gives you more to clutch, like in a crowd or at a fair or when you are freezing your ass off at the Polar Bear plunge and wondering why you thought this was such a good idea and if anyone you know has seen you so that if you snuck out would they rat on you the next time you were at one of the Museum openings?

So maybe you think it is worth giving Pentax a look?

This is a lot like being married, it doesn't matter so much where you look it matters whether the Long Sufferin catches you. Look well and chose wisely.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Canon Foder

The story goes, “Wanna make God laugh? Tell him your plans.”

And God has been having a ball with my plans this year but grit and determination and a burning desire to talk you into getting a decent camera have brought me back to where we left off in the last thrilling episode.

Now I've covered Nikon and you can't really go wrong with a Nikon so long as you don't believe that will make you into a photographer. If you ain't already you ain't going to get there with a Nikon.

So let's move right along.

There are bound to be some of you still grousing about my twelve is enough theory.

Sony's brand new, full-frame Alpha 7S II thirty-five hundred dollar mirror-less wunderkind is a twelve point two camera. This is right out of the box, all the bells and whistles and even a horn or two and if that doesn't convince you you are ignoring the millions of dollars Sony spends in product research which made them think they could bring out a 12.2 megapixel camera and it would sell in the same market with Canon's 50 megapixel and Nikon's 36 megapixel 747 sized cameras and that is a strong vote of confidence for the 12 megapixel camera!

So let's cross mega megapixel cameras off our list and move on to the above mentioned Canon.

Now there is plenty of evidence that Canon makes the world's best cameras in spite of Nikon's vaunted reputation. Art Wolfe of PBS uses a Canon system, Kelle Herrick and Susan Dimmock our local bird-women exceptional both use Canon cameras and you might just want to too, if that isn't too many tos to leave you to confused about which to is the right to to make the case for Canon.

So what can we look for in a Canon which won';t make the guys at the bank start drooling and dialing the Mercedes dealership?

The Canon Xsi is a twelve megapixel camera and is a lot of image box for the money. KEH has one for $133 dollars. It will be a bit worn and not something you can take to the Oregon Coast Photographer's Assn and impress the gadget guys.

Adorama has T3 for $174 and it is only a three or four generation old camera. They were still selling them retail last Christmas.

B&H has an XSI for 169.95 in very good condition and if you are looking for a turn key deal, they have a fantastic T1i for 299.99 with an 18-55 lens.

Now all of these will put you in the picture business, with the T1i doing it as soon as you get the package. The others will need a lens.

Now when it comes to buying your first lens there is good news and better news. Canon is immensely popular here on the coast You can even find some lenses on Craigslist but you have to be careful, some people think their old stuff is made form moon rocks and charge accordingly.

The nice folks at World Pawn Exchange in North Bend have some Canon equipment so if you have done your homework you can find an item or two there.
You don't know what to buy?

First don't buy an 15-55mm lens, yes, I did say that the T1i at B&H has one and it is a good buy and it is, but if you've found the body you want and it doesn't have a lens don't buy that one.

Why not? Well, they make this lens because it approximates the view your eye normally sees which is fine for driving and folding clothes and yanking the remote form the thing on the sofa but it is very limiting for taking pictures. I find that it is either too short, or too wide and it never really fits.

Okay, let me admit that I have never had much use for wide-angle lenses. I've heard all of the arguments and know all of the reasons and I just don't get it. You can't catch a bird out on a rock in the harbor and you can't screen out the crowd at an event and I never found anything I could use a wide angle lens for, except a [paper weight. But that won't mean that you might not fall in love and never want anything else. Give me a Sigma Bigma any day!

But let's assume that you aren't me and aren't you lucky not to be so that you don't have to deal with this every day and sneak up on your mirror to brush your teeth and listen to your arteries harden and wake up with a hangover when you haven't had anything stronger than water and still your head is fogged in until you cling to the tea pot sucking down rich red tea until at last you can do complex tasks like operating a light switch or a flush toilet.

For most people a mid-range telephoto like a 55-200 will be the ticket. If you have a coupla bucks extra cause you won the 1.5 billion dollar Powerball and you can spend like a sailor on leave, first give me some and then spring for the 55-300. If you did win that Powerball buy a weather sealed lens, cause in case you haven't herd it rains in Oregon.

My second lens was a moderate telephoto, 28-80mm so that might do you too.

I switch depending on what I am going after, little guy for people and interiors and the long reach for crowds and events when I might not be able to get close enough to smell'em. If you are like me and a lot closer to David Bowie's age than you are to Miley Cyrus and you love sports and like to shoot them but don't want to actually try to keep up with the young and restless, then the log guy comes in very handy for getting out there with'em but not having to run the length of the field to do it. (I meant David Bowie's age when he was still alive cause if I were his age right now I would be dead and you would be surprised at how much being dead limits you photo opportunities.)

B&H has that 55-250mm for $129 and it is a grade 9 which is better than my body at it's current stage so that is a pretty good deal.

Adorama has the same lens for $134 grade D which is the same as above so there's five bucks difference.

So let's review, camera without a lens $133-174, with lens $299.95, lens $129-134 and when you put it all together you can be a Canon shooter for under three hundred dollars. This is pretty cheap to have the flexibility of a SLR and the power of interchangeable lenses.

They shoot video too, so if you have a hidden Fellini in your soul you can be ceneJedi in the same move.

There is no excuse for paying three hundred dollars for a point and shoot camera when with just a tad more effort you can have a DSLR and be able to capture any photographic opportunity which comes along.

Now get on your computers and start shopping!

Fiddling Away

Another Fantastic Event at Coos Art Museum, Saturday, January 16th.

From: Gail Elber []
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 9:35 PM
To: Gail Elber
Subject: PSA/News Release: Learn how violins are made Jan. 16 at Coos Art Museum

COOS BAY — Gold Beach violin maker Fred Schacher will talk about the violins he makes and play them, as will violinist Amy Keusink, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 at Coos Art Museum. Handle the parts of a violin before they’re assembled and learn about what gives each violin its unique sound. After the presentation, Schacher will host a “playtime” with his violins for players of all ages. 

A nurse and an accomplished musician, Schacher became interested in making violins after inheriting violins his father made. "I find great pleasure and satisfaction carving the parts and constructing the violin, knowing that someday, someone, somewhere will play music on one of my instruments and have the joy of music in their hands and heart,” Schacher said in a statement about his two violins on display in the “Musical Instruments @ Coos Art Museum” exhhibit.

Presentations continue every Saturday through Feb. 13. For a full schedule, plus videos about the 10 instrument makers in the exhibit, visit Admission to the museum is $5 general, $2 for students and seniors and free to Coos Art Museum members. The museum is at 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. For more information, call Gail Elber, 541-808-1773.

Photo caption: Violin maker Fred Schacher plays one of his violins at his home in Gold Beach. 

After the Fire

    creations by Ruthanne McSurdy-Wong whose birthday is the same as Mozart's birthday

  Benefit concert for Ruthanne and Gary
 Sunday January 24th, 2 p.m.
 Presbyterian Church/ Bandon

   An afternoon of fabulous music: Mozart and other classical composers
    plus great and goodies catered by Bandon Coffee Cafe
    admission by donation...all funds go to help Gary Dawson and
    Ruthanne McSurdy-Wong rebuild their home which was destroyed by fire
    Help celebrate the birthdays of Mozart and Ruthanne
   (actually January 27th, but we'll celebrate on Sunday the 24th)
    musicians include: Crystal Landucci, Kimberly Wurster,Sarah Mautner (Mozart K. 502)
        Cynthia Mohorko and Marilyn Pratt..beloved opera arias
        Left Coast Jazz: Zeke Hubel & Friends
        "Gypsy Jazz Music" by Sarah & Allen(Angelos House Band)
        and some grand theatrical surprises by friends of the "Queen of Halloween"

Not to be missed--mark your calendars!!!
      angels for event:  Bain Insurance Agency , Cardas Audio, Pacific Blues

Time is Short

This might be of interest to the artists in our community!

From: []
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 1:48 PM
To: Deryl Beebe
Subject: more about BLM artist in residence programs

Here's a link to all BLM artist-in-residence sites.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 4:39pm
To: "Deryl Beebe" <>
Subject: BLM artist in residence programs
Frank pointed this out to me just now.

Very short fuse, Jan 15 deadline, but you might want to forward to Bay Area Artists list??

Nancy P

No Feet Of Clay

Hi everyone,
An eight week adult clay hand-building class will be offered at The Clay
Room in the Village Gym in Langlois.  It will take place on Friday
afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, starting February 5, 2016, ending March

This beginning through advanced class will focus on clay vessels and
sculptural forms related to the vessel and abstract 3-D designs.

For further details and application PDF reply to <>
Please respond by January 22, 2016.

Kids Clay Classes are also in the works and community input as to scheduling
is welcome.

Muddy paws,

David Woof

Poetry Imtrepretation

January 10, 2016

Dear Artists:
You may have heard that the Port Orford and Langlois Libraries are again going to sponsor an
art and poetry exhibit. We heartily invite you to send a photo of wall art to Weld Champneys at, or bring it to the Port Orford Library where a photo will be made. The
dead line is February 4, 2016.

The works of art will inspire the muses of our local poets, resulting in a wonderfully creative
paired exhibit—A Different Slant—opening on March 11, 2016 at the Port Orford Library.
The exhibit will be displayed in both libraries until the end of June.  If you decide to participate, I will send you the hanging protocol and a release form.

The art/poetry exhibit is one part of a month-long program celebrating poetry. Below is a list of events and dates you may wish to mark on your calendar.

2-4-16              Photos of art to or Port Orford Library
3-4-16              Poetry inspired by art due to or POL
3-4-16              Poems for “Everybody’s Poetry Contest” due to
3-11-16            “A Different Slant” Exhibit opening at POL
3-25-16            Reception for poetry contest winners, 7pm at POL
3-26-16            All day readings and keynote speaker Carter McKenzie at POL
3-27-16            Poetry writing workshop with Ms. McKenzie @ Langlois Public Library
The libraries are also sponsoring the 3rd Annual “Everybody’s Poetry Contest.” Open
to all ages, there are cash prizes for winners chosen by People’s Choice.  Entries are due
3-4-16 (see above).

Thanks for your participation in the past; sure hope you can find the time to join us again this year.

Tobe Porter, (please note my new email address)
Exhibit Coordinator

All things poetry committee:  Tobe Porter, Gary Carter, Weld Champneys, Russ Hepworth

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Elementary, Watson

for immediate release 1-1-16:

Fisher's Flowers & Fine Art 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 January, February and March 2016. 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 & 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 Fisher's in Roseburg on Friday, January 15th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Fisher's Flowers & Fine Art is at 638 West Harrison St. in Roseburg. Call 541-672-6621 for the hours of the show.

Get A Life

Call For Work for "From Life" Juried Exhibition at Cannon Beach Gallery 
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Call For Work for "From Life"
A Juried Exhibition

We are seeking submissions for the exhibition “From Life”. The theme can be interpreted freely, but should include representations of the body or portraiture, or document human life. The emphasis of this show is on observational drawing and painting… ‘from life’.

Works should not exceed 36 inches in width. Each artist may submit up to three works. All work must be available for sale. Work should be delivered to Cannon Beach Gallery, 1064 S. Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach on February 23, 10am – 4pm, and artists should plan to pick up any unselected work the following day. Work should be exhibition ready and framed appropriately. Our preference is that work has hanging hardware and is wired. Work that is not exhibition ready will not be accepted.

The show will also feature selected works by the artist Henk Pander, who will be the jurer for this exhibition. The Dutch artist Henk Pander arrived in Portland in 1965 and has lived there ever since, creating works that challenge status quo modern art of the Pacific Northwest. Henk Pander’s works are in many collections, including those of the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), Museum Henriette Polak (Zutphen, The Netherlands), City of Amsterdam, City of Portland, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena), Portland Art Museum, Frye Art Museum (Seattle), Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (University of Oregon), and Hallie Ford Museum of Art (Willamette University), where a fifty-year retrospective exhibition of his work was shown in 2011. His public commissions are at Oregon State University, Oregon Public Safety Academy (Salem), Portland Center for the Visual Arts, and numerous other locations.

The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, February 27, 5pm – 7pm, and there will be a Sunday Morning light breakfast, with mimosas, the following day, at which Henk Pander has kindly agreed to discuss his work and take questions.
Henk Pander, "The Hanford Reach", Oil on Linen, 68" x 39", 2015
Important Dates

Submission:                   Tuesday, February 23, 10am – 4pm

Collection of unselected work:         February 24, noon – 4pm
Show dates:                                       February 27 – March 26
Reception:                        Saturday, February 27, 5pm – 7pm
Artists' Breakfast & Talk: Sunday, February 28, 10am – 11am
Collection of unsold work:     Sunday, March 27, 10am – 4pm
You do not have to be a member to submit, but we do appreciate your membership. There is not submission fee, but there is a commission charged on sales. Members benefit from a reduced commission fee. An individual membership costs $35 per annum.
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