Saturday, July 30, 2016

All That Jazz

Hello Jazz Fans,

Left Coast Jazz is playing a concert tomorrow, July 29, at the Sprague Theater in Bandon. The event is part of the Oregon Coast Music Festival and the music starts at 7:00. 

We will have guest musicians joining us - Candace Kreitlow on harp, and Al Giardinelli on guitar.

Admission is by donation and following the concert will be a reception in the lobby.

It’s a great opportunity for us. Hope to see you there, too!

Will ‘Zeke’ Hubel

For more information:

Coming Apocalypse

"Apocalypse Carousel"
Fiber art by Andrea Ros; Kelp art by Catherine LongSpinner
August 1 - September 30th
Attached: Phoenix Rising by Andrea Ros; Kelp basket by Catherine LongSpinner

Beginning on August 1st and running through September 30th, the Bandon Library Art Gallery features fiber art tapestries by Andrea Ros and woven kelp baskets and other items by Catherine LongSpinner.
Using vivid colors, intricate thread work, and painterly compositions Andrea Ros creates tapestries out of felted wood and other fibers. Like traditional woven tapestries some of these pieces tell stories, often using fantastical and romantic elements. Phoenixes rise, ships are tossed on violent, creature-filled seas, the very skies split open to reveal multiple dimensions. If this is an apocalypse, it's a beautiful one. But any whimsy in these pieces is counterbalanced by their impeccable execution. With the rigor and seriousness of a painter in oils, Andrea works to excavate and express the depths latent in her materials. Her colors are deep and brilliant, her subjects intriguing, the final product convincing as a new kind of tapestry. Her Apocalypse Carousel is a delightful ride.
Seaweed, stones, shells, driftwood, and of course, Bull Kelp, are the ingredients with which Catherine LongSpinner creates her charming baskets, boxes, and wreaths. The sea gives up a constant supply of raw materials to this inventive and enterprising artist, who sees the myriad small glories left behind when the spindrift recedes, while most of us walk on. A former mosaic artist used to the idea of using flotsam and jetsam to make unique pieces of art, Catherine is in the ranks of contemporary crafters who have mastered the use of up- and recycled materials in their work.
The show runs Tuesday through Saturday, August 1st through September 30th.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Collage Anyone

Hi Everyone,

The attached Pdf contains the information and entry forms for the upcoming public Collage Show.
The non-juried show runs for the month of September, 2016.
Money prizes and ribbons will be awarded to winners.
Susan Lehman will be the judge for the show.
There will also be a People’s Choice winner who will be awarded a one person show at the gallery in 2017.

Please join in the 3rd Annual Collage Show at Art by the Sea Gallery in Old Town Bandon.

Get a Hybrid


"He is nothing if not an artist" - Willamette Weekly

Los Angeles music act Dusty Santamaria brings his "Dylanesque creole voddoo hybrid" to So It Goes Coffeehouse. The free show begins at 7pm Thursday August 11th.
So It Goes is Coos Bays newest old-school coffeehouse - featuring great coffee, full bakery, killer art, live music, bad poetry readings, used books, free wifi, chess, and small absurdist theatrics.
So It Goes Coffeehouse 541.808.9333 190 Central Ave. Coos Bay (fb, inst, twit)

John Beane

So It Goes Coffeehouse  

The Bee's Knees

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Whole Works

Dear Black Market Gourmet Family,

We have a fabulous show at BMG through the end of August.  The reception for this show is this Sunday, July 31st from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Please plan to join us for reception, meet the artist Victoria Tierney, enjoy some noshies, music and much more.  A no host bar will be available.

We hope to see you all!
Kristin & Jardin

"New & Old Works by Victoria Tierney" reception at BLACK MARKET GOURMET Sunday

     Old, new, borrowed, blue…...

Jardin and Kristin invite everyone to a reception for Bandon artist Victoria Tierney this Sunday, July 31, from 2-4 pm. 495 Central (between the library and the Coos Art Museum). (Phone: 541-347-9862). The show remains on display through August.

Biology 101

Education Program Coordinator
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
University of Oregon
63466 Boat Basin Rd.
Charleston, OR, 97420
(541)888-2581 x 210

July 26th, 2016

Maya Watts, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology,
Phone: (541) 888-2581 ext: 201  email:
OIMB web site

August 10th, 7 pm


“Marine biodiversity in a time of humans: biodiversity crisis or a resilient living system?”

by Dr. Mary O’Connor, University of British Columbia

Information about speaker:
Dr. Mary O’Connor is a Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia. She received her PhD in 2008 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the role of biodiversity, temperature and climate change on ecosystem function particularly in eelgrass ecosystems. Additionally, she examines the effects of change in top predators and the influence of invasive species on marine habitats.

The public is invited to hear Dr. Mary O’Connor speak about her research the role of biodiversity and the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology on Wednesday, August 10th at 7pm.  Her talk, titled “Marine biodiversity in a time of
humans: biodiversity crisis or a resilient living system?” will be held at the OIMB boathouse. Please park at OIMB or along Boat Basin Road and walk past the Coast Guard housing to the OIMB boathouse auditorium.

Administrative GTF
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Even Fishes in the Sea

This Friday come solo or grab a friend or a date and head to So It Goes for ART DATE, a killer evening of painting and music featuring special guests The Headhunters. This local dj group provide stone cold grooves to paint to as you make your own solo or duo masterpiece with our artist guide, while we serve beverages and hordouvres to inspire your insides! You bring $25 and we bring the rest. Please make reservations by calling 541.808.9333 or emailing

John Beane
So It Goes Coffeehouse  


Hello Kathy:

Would you be so kind as to pass along this wonderful opportunity……

SMART is looking for a Full Time Program Manager in North Bend.  If you are interested attached is the link to apply.


Kindest Regards,

Lucinda DiNovo
Director of Sales & Marketing

The Mill Casino * Hotel and RV Park
3201 Tremont Avenue
North Bend, Oregon 97459

Biennial Bass

CAM Biennial 2016
Coos Art Museum will soon be mailing out a “Call to Artists” for our “CAM Biennial” which runs October 14 – December 2, 2016, submission dates are October 6-7, 10 am – 4 pm and October 8, 1-5 pm 2016. I have attached the prospectus or if you do not receive a mailing you can go to our website  next week and find a prospectus for more information or call the office at 541 267-3901 and we will be happy to email or mail one to you.
Thank you
Archi Davenport
Exhibitions / Office Manager
Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR  97420
541 267-3901

Friday, July 22, 2016

Relief at Last

Relief Wood Carving Class

Be part of the Coquille Carousel project.  Wood Carver Bruce Sturtevant will demonstrate and teach you to carve “rosettes”. The “rosettes” will be placed on the Coquille Carousel.

The class will be held at the Coos Bay Boat Building Center in Empire at 100 Newmark Avenue.

Dates of the wood carving series is August 6th, 13th and 20th from 9am-12pm

Class is designated for ages 15 and older.  Cost for the class is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.  The fee includes materials and wood carving tools will be provided.

For information or registration call the boat building center at 541-217-4365.

For more information about the Coquille Carousel project go to their webpage

Joyce Jansen, Secretary
Coos Bay Boat Building Center

You cannot control the wind but you can
adjust your sail.

Seaweed Anyone?

Seaweed Appreciation and Art Workshop
July 23, 2016
9:00 AM to Noon
Get your hands wet and discover how to identify local seaweeds, their ecological benefits and how you can protect this important natural resource. Start the day with a stroll along the shore collecting seaweed and continues in the classroom where you learn how to turn your finds into decorative pieces of art. Finished pieces will be suitable for framing.  Materials and refreshments provided.  Meet at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) parking lot.
Space is limited please call 541-888-5558 ext. 121 to reserve your place in this program.
 ($20 fee includes fieldtrip and all materials)


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 watersheds

Get Some Soul

I’ve done this and it is really a wonderful, relaxing experience.

Subject: Soul Collage on Sat., July 30, 10-2:00

Please share..
A Soul Collage workshop led by Jennifer Boynton Starr of Bend,  OR  will be held Saturday, July 30, 10-2:00 at the Hospice Education Center, 1620 Thompson Road,  Coos Bay.   
Indulge yourself in a day dedicated to you and your creative muse using SoulCollage®, a process guided by visual imagery and intuition, based on Seena Frost’s book, SoulCollage. It is a fun, creative, multi-layered process that anyone can do.  No experience is needed.  All materials will be provided. Expect to surprise and delight yourself with your soul’s wisdom!
For more information and/or to register, contact or visit her website: or call Jean at 541-267-2693. 
Early Bird Special:  $35 if register by 7/22, $45 day of event 
*Part scholarships available.


This August the Port of Coos Bay and the Coos Bay rail line will be celebrating 100 years of service with a special three-day Railroad Centennial Celebration! We are currently looking for a number of volunteers to help with the event which will be taking place August 5-7. Both North Bend and Coos Bay will host a day of activities as well as Coos County. There will be train rides all three days, as well as water sports, music, and more. Volunteers will need to attend two training meetings, one will be held on July 22 nd and the other will be on August 4 th (times are TBD). We are looking to have at least 10 volunteers per shift in case of last minute changes or withdrawals. Volunteers can choose between working a single shift or multiple shifts throughout the three days, there are 7 shifts in total. Volunteers will receive special shirts to wear as well as passes to ride the trains!

August 5th, Friday: Shifts 1 & 2
Shift 1: The first train ride will load at 8:30am in North Bend and the second train will unload at 1:30pm
Crowd Control – 2-4 volunteers needed Ticket Takers – 3 total, 1 per train car
Onboard assistant – 3 total, 1 per train car
Shift 2: Load time will be 1:30pm at North Bend to the last unload at 4:00pm, the opening ceremony will start at 5:00pm ceremony: may require some heavy lifting and crowd control for the second part of the shift. Volunteers for this shift will also help with switching out area for the opening
Crowd Control – 2-4 volunteers needed Ticket Takers – 3 total, 1 per train car
Onboard assistant – 3 total, 1 per train car

August 6th, Saturday: Shifts 3 & 4
Shift 3: The first train loading at Coos Bay time will be 8:30am and the second unload time will be at 12:30pm:
Crowd Control – 2-4 volunteers needed
Ticket Takers – 3 total, 1 per train car Onboard assistant – 3 total, 1 per train car

Shift 4: Train loading time of at Coos Bay 12:30pm and the last unload is scheduled for 4:30pm
Crowd Control – 2-4 volunteers needed
Ticket Takers – 3 total, 1 per train car Onboard assistant – 3 total, 1 per train car

August 7th, Sunday: Shifts 5, 6, & 7
Shift 5: Train loading at 8:30am at Mill Casino with the second unload time being 12:30pm
Crowd Control – 2-4 volunteers needed
Ticket Takers – 3 total, 1 per train car Onboard assistant – 3 total, 1 per train car

Shift 6: Load time will start at 12:30pm and unloading will be at 4:30pm
Crowd Control – 2-4 volunteers needed
Ticket Takers – 3 total, 1 per train car Onboard assistant – 3 total, 1 per train car

Shift 7: This will be the closing ceremony at the Mill Casino, ceremony will start at 5:00pm
*Volunteers will need to help with crowd control as well as set-up and take-down of ceremony equipment. Heavy lifting may be required. *

Please sign up by emailing Positions will be filled on a first come first serve basis, please include a first choice shift and a second choice shift. Information will be updated frequently so please refer to the website for available positions: (information will be updated to this link asap).

If you have any questions about volunteering, please do not hesitate to contact Charlotte Menten or Fiona Bai at:, or you can call us at 541-267- 7678
We will have more details as we get closer to the event.
Time for a break.