Coos Hospital & Health Center
Contact: Scott McEachern
Art for Health
Fundraiser Benefiting the Quarterly Art Shows at Southern
Coos Hospital & Health Center
The first annual Art for Health fundraiser will take place on
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the ,
from to Proceeds from Art for Health will benefit the 2017
Quarterly Art Shows at SCHHC. Tickets are $35 for a single ticket and $50 for a
couple. Ticket buyers will receive one 10”x10” painting by a local
artist and a drink ticket (for the $50 ticket, couples receive two paintings
and two drink tickets). Bandon
Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
The Art for Health program will include:
· Hors d’oeuvres
· A signature Art for Health cocktail
· Short Talks by local artists who regularly show at SCHHC:
o Michael Ousley
o Mary Schamehorn
o Judith Ginsburg
· A Raffle for artwork by the three artists giving short talks
· A small silent auction featuring a selection of local artist’s artwork
Local artists will be in attendance, informally and conversationally offering their insight into their artistic practice and the benefits of exhibiting at the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center’s Art Shows.
Why Art for Health?
The Art for Health fundraiser will ensure that the SCHHC Quarterly Art Shows will continue. The shows have become a signature event for artists to show their work. Bandon and the southern
Oregon coast are
home to many artists practicing in a variety of media. The area boasts
sculptors, collagists, oil painters, pastel artists, bronze artists, assemblage
artists, plein air groups, woodworkers, and photographers.
In order to showcase the vibrant artistic culture thriving in the region, local artist and longtime Bandon resident Victoria Tierney worked with the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center administration to begin the Quarterly Art Shows at SCHHC. The shows began in 2001. Ms. Tierney retired from curating the shows in 2015, handing the curatorial duties to local artists Ava Richey and Susan Lehman. Ms. Richey and Lehman have curated the quarterly shows since 2015 and have worked diligently to continue Tierney’s work of building community around art at the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center.
The Quarterly Art Shows at SCHHC benefit artists, patients, SCHHC staff, and the Bandon community. For artists, the shows offer up the walls of the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, the largest gallery in the region. Patients and family members enjoy the therapeutic effects of the artistry surrounding them as they recover. Staff also enjoy the presence of art in the halls as they go about their work. Finally, the community of Bandon and the southern
coast is invited to come to the hospital at any time during the course of each
show to view the art, activating the halls of the hospital.
The event is hosted by the Southern Coos Health Foundation and the Southern
Hospital & Health
For more information about this event, please contact Scott McEachern, 541.329.1040 or email@example.com