CURRY COUNTY, OREGON (September 25, 2015) – The Curry County Cultural Coalition announces that competition for 2016 Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) funds is now open to nonprofit affiliates in Curry County. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to groups that promote, preserve, and enhance the arts, heritage, and humanities resources found in Curry County.
OCT funds are generated through direct donations, the sales of Cultural Heritage license plates, and individual state tax credits. One third of the money that the OCT grants each year is distributed among 45 county and tribal cultural coalitions, based on population. These autonomous coalitions set their own priorities and re-grant OCT funds within their jurisdictions. The Curry County Cultural Coalition reviews applications annually and awards money to groups that fulfill the OCT mission of increasing public participation in Oregon culture.
Applications for grants for 2016 projects are due by November 15, 2015. Grants will be distributed to recipients at a reception on December 3, 2015. Projects funded for 2016 must be completed and final reports received by September 30, 2016.
Curry County organizations and projects which received OCT funds for 2015 were:
• Brookings Area Council for the Arts – American Music Festival
• Curry Arts, Inc. – Artist Workshops
• Curry County Fair – Experience Drumming Interactive Sessions
• Friends of the Langlois Library – An Evening with Brian Doyle
• Port Orford Arts Council - Community Welcoming Dinner for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz
during the “Run to the Rogue”
• Port Orford Main Street Revitalization Association - Wayside Signage to Promote Historic Sites
• Port Orford Public Library Foundation - Educational DVDs for North Curry Residents
• Southern Oregon Kite Festival - Young Poets’ Contest
• Stagelights Musical Arts Community - Wild Rivers Music Festival
• Yoga Club of Gold Beach - Introduction to Dance Classes
For additional information and to download a grant application visit the Curry County Cultural Coalition website at www.curryccc.org.
Earle Sidelle's photography was displayed at Dewey's Digs. Sorry Earle, the camera went into Pete Chasar mode again and simplified the image. Must have been all the shenanigans at Wright's. Looks pretty cool though, doesn't it.
Mary McMinn is 90. Her latest painting is a "Tin Lizzy" seen through a big barn door (to her left in the photo). You can see a collection of Mary's paintings at Brian Scott Gallery, 515 Chetco Avenue in Brookings.
Thanks to all the artists, musicians, and venues for another enjoyable Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk!
Introduction to Zentangle®
Instructor: Rosie Hill (Certified Zentangle® Teacher)
**teens and adults / all skill levels**
Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 for CAM members / $40 for non-members (ALL materials included)
For more information visit: http://www.coosart.org/events/introduction-to-zentangle-with-rosie-hill/
Paradox Play, a Zentangle® Class
Instructor: Rosie Hill (Certified Zentangle® Teacher)
**teens and adults / all skill levels**
Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 for CAM members / $35 for non-members (SOME materials included)
For more information visit: http://www.coosart.org/events/paradox-play-with-rosie-hill/
**The Introduction to Zentangle class listed above is not required in order to take this Paradox Play class, but many students find it helpful!**
Instructor: Pat Snyder
**adults only / all skill levels **
Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., both days
Cost: $75 for CAM members / $90 for non-members (SOME materials included)
For more information visit: http://www.coosart.org/events/experimental-drawing-with-pat-snyder/
**This class is FULL. Please contact the Education Dept. at email@example.com to be added to the waiting list or to be notified of a future Experimental Drawing class.**
Instructor: Liv Drahos
**adults only / intermediate to advanced **
Thursdays, October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., each day
Cost: $90 for CAM members / $115 for non-members (SOME materials included)
For more information visit: http://www.coosart.org/events/watercolors-plus-with-liv-drahos/
**ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT**
Day of the Dead Shrines and Shadow Boxes
Instructor: Mary Humphrey
**teens and adults / all skill levels**
Friday, October 23 and Saturday October 24, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., both days
Cost: $95 for CAM members / $110 for non-members (MOST materials included)
For more information visit: http://www.coosart.org/events/day-of-the-dead-shrines-with-mary-humphrey/
Check out www.coosart.org/class-listing/ for other art classes and workshops including the return of Allen (Tony) Adams for an acrylics class and Mary Humphrey’s bookbinding workshop! And don’t forget our fall lecture series starting Thursday, October 15 at 5:30 p.m.
The Coos Bay Downtown Association welcomes visitors this weekend to the Annual Blackberry Arts Festival in downtown Coos Bay. The festival features juried arts and crafts hand-made by local and regional vendors. It also features delicious blackberry treats by food vendors. A staple at the festival each year is the PEO Blackberry Pies. Festival-goers are encouraged to get their piece of the pie early for the best selection. Whole pies will also be sold. Other food vendors will feature the blackberry as well. This year, several Coos Bay eateries will feature blackberry-inspired dishes. Look for the "berry cool" Blackberry Arts Festival logo in participating business' windows.
The Blackberry Arts Festival celebrates its 33rd year and features the "Blackberry Jam Stage" sponsored by K-DOCK Sound and Music. Music by Done Deal, Charlie Freak and Bobby Lindstrom's annual reunion of Elkhorn Express will be featured this year. The Bay Area Teen Idol semi-finals will feature the best of the season at 2pm. Bay Area Teen Idol is the premiere vocal competition for Coos County and western Douglas County teens.
Also new this year is the increased participation of the Coos Art Museum (CAM). The museum features free admission this weekend and special hours from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 1pm to 4pm on Sunday. CAM will also offer free Zentangle mini lessons on the half hour from 11am to 2:30pm on Saturday with materials and goodie bags provided for the first 12 in each session. The non-profit museum welcomes donations and is located at 235 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay.
There will also be a community "drumming circle," your chance to make some noise with other drummers. This family-friendly event happens from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 on Second Street between 2 Swans Bakery and Checkerberry's Flowers & Gifts. This is a community-wide event. Even if you don't own a drum, participate by bringing a bucket, a box or anything on which you can drum.
The festival began as a way to feature local artists and crafters. You can find art, photography, woodworks, soaps, candles, jewelry and more from Pacific Northwest artists and crafters. The festival celebrates the annual harvest of the Blackberry. It takes place at the peak of the Blackberry season on the Oregon Coast. The festival is open from 9am - 6pm on Saturday, August 22nd and 10am to 4pm on Sunday, August 23rd. For more information, visit www.coosbaydowntown.org or like the Coos Bay Downtown Association's Facebook page.
The Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) 51st Aqueous Media Show will be hosted by the Pelican Bay Arts Association and on exhibit at the Manley Art Center in Brookings.
The exhibition opens on Monday, August 31st and continues through September 28th. The Gallery is located at 433 Oak Street, Brookings, OR and paintings are on display Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Be sure to join the opening reception during the Art Walk event Saturday September 12th from 3-6pm.
This collection of the 20 award-winning works was selected from the 80 works juried into WSO's bi-annual Exhibitions by noted artist and juror Gale Webb. The Traveling Show tours Oregon for five months at various locations.
The WSO has a long tradition of featuring many of Oregon's finest water media painters, working in a broad spectrum of styles from traditional themes to semi-abstract visions, from portraits to celebrations of nature. Each artist demonstrates an advanced facility to interpret their subjects in dynamic compositions with highly personalized color palettes and brush strokes.
WSO is a statewide non-profit watercolor organization in its 51st year, with over 900 members. The society is committed to furthering the interest of aqueous watermedia, which includes watercolor and acrylic paintings, by providing educational opportunities both for its members and others interested in the visual arts. Visit their website at www.watercolorsocietyoforegon.com to learn more about WSO exhibitions and activities.
For further information, you may contact Cilde Grover at (541) 412-8388, the Pelican Bay Arts Association at (541) 469-1807 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob Workley showing his bowls and other fine woodwork at Feather Your Nest. The bowl that Bob is holding probably should have been photographed upside down - it has three feet that have been carved out of the burl.
Pat drawing Paul at the Library. If you're wondering why this photo (and several others) bear a resemblance to a Pete Chasar painting - Nola's notorious Art Walk camera was switching itself back and forth between normal shooting mode and some unknown, art mode that simplified the images. This was a new trick for the camera and I didn't know it was happening until I saw the images the next morning.
At Wright's, Pete Chasar "interviewed" Jesse Rea-Beltran, whose work you can see on the wall behind Pete. Since Jesse was on duty at the Coast Guard Station, Pete played the parts of both himself and Jesse.
Art Walk photos by Ann Ostrowski and Nola Range.
More than 60 arts and crafts vendors, plus a food court that included chocolate, sushi, pulled pork, fresh fruit, and a traditional grille, plus adult brews and beverages. Local musicians rotated onstage both days. The event is sponsored by Pelican Bay Arts Association and is held in Stout Park which surrounds Manley Art Center.
Here are some of the sights:
Julie Brown with a display of fiber art and jewelry.
Adam Taylor on stage on Saturday afternoon. The show goes on through Sunday afternoon and there are more booths we haven't seen yet.
Applications for this year's Blackberry Arts festival (Aug 22 - 23) are being accepted. Applications are available at coosbaydowntown.org.
Final pieces have designs that are created by smoke.
You can see a display of The Mudslingers work at Manley Art
Center during the month of July. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 to 4 - located on Oak Street across from the Abbey Mall.
Lon Goddard was the music man at A Wild Bird and Backyard General Store.
Chetco Community Library continues the "South of the Border" show by four Del Norte artists:
Thanks to all the artists, musicians, and venues for another enjoyable Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk. Giraffes on a Raft will be back next month when John's injured finger has healed enough to play the guitar.
Wizards of wind
BROOKINGS, OREGON (July 8, 2015) – The sky will be filled with color at the 23rd Annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival, July 18th and 19th.
The action will begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the kite field at the Port of Brookings-Harbor. This free two-day “one of a kind” event is one of the most unique kite festivals in the country. An invitational kite festival, it attracts nationally and internationally renowned kite fliers and kite makers to the community of Brookings-Harbor where they perform with their colorful collection of kites. More than thirty “Wizards of Wind” will be guests of the community and entertain the spectators with their awe-inspiring routines choreographed to music, creating an atmosphere of fun and excitement for attendees of all ages.
Popular announcer, Arnold Stellema, will introduce the “Wizards of Wind” as they perform and will educate the spectators about what they are seeing on the kite field. Attendees are invited to set up their chairs or blankets around the perimeter of the kite field and enjoy the performances.
Unlike at a typical kite festival, the kite fliers enjoy interacting with the crowds and can often be seen walking around the perimeter of the kite field displaying their kites up close to spectators – letting them inspect and sometimes even fly the kites. Through their performances the kite fliers show the crowd just how much fun kite flying really is.
The weekend’s activities also include free children’s kite building workshops from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. both days. There is a vendor area with a variety of specialty food items and a multitude of crafts and merchandise for sale. A pancake breakfast sponsored by the Harbor Fire Volunteers is held on Sunday morning from 7 a.m. to noon.
A kite auction banquet to which the kite fliers, kite makers, and local businesses contribute collectible kites and other memorabilia to benefit the kite festival is a special attraction on Saturday evening.
Attendees are encouraged to park next to the Chamber of Commerce building at the Port and take the free shuttles to the kite field.
The Southern Oregon Kite Festival is free and fun for everyone. Please visit www.sokf.org.
Title: Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with Hyon Fielding
What: 3-day watercolor workshop
Dates: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 6, 7 and 8, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Age Range: adults only
Skill Level: all skill levels welcome
Where: Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, OR 97420 and a variety of plein air locations
Cost: $190 CAM members / $220 non-members (materials not included)
For more info: call (541) 267-3901 or email email@example.com
IN MORE DETAIL
Join award-winning watercolorist Hyon Fielding for an en plein air watercolor workshop Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 6, 7 and 8, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In this workshop students will learn how to simplify subjects in both nature and complex settings such as busy harbors or urban areas. Each day will incorporate a different plein air location, such as the Charleston Harbor, Downtown Coos Bay, and Shore Acres State Park.
The instructor will provide illustrations and short lectures on the elements and principles of design, as well as guidance on how to critique your own artwork throughout the creative process. Techniques for using tools, fundamentals of color mixing, and achieving harmonious composition by defining shapes and providing balance will also be discussed.
Hyon Fielding’s qualifications include being a watercolor journaling instructor for the Oregon Paleo Lands Institute, instructor for the Watercolor Society of Oregon and teaching classes for various regional art guilds and private individuals. For more information about her numerous awards and exhibitions, visit www.hyonfieldingstudio.com.
This 3-day, adults-only watercolor workshop is designed for artists of all skill levels. Fee is $190 for CAM members, $220 for non-members (materials not included). As the workshop size is restricted, early registrations are encouraged. To sign up online, visit www.coosart.org/class-listing or contact the Art Education Dept. at (541) 267-3901.