Local artists Dale Wells and Pete Chasar have paintings in the Coos Art Museum's juried, motorcycle-theme art show called "Thunder."
The show, which runs from June 10 to July 23, 2011, explores the public’s fascination with motorcycles and motorcycle culture. On display will be over 25 classic motorcycles from all eras and 62 examples of motorcycle art, including paintings by Wells and Chasar.
The Wells piece in the show is called, "Hellbent Bostrum." It is a watercolor that depicts a famous flat track racer on his Triumph during the early 1960s.
Chasar has two pieces in the show, both acrylic on canvas. "Packed, Ready to Go" is a nearly black-and-white portrait of a Honda Valkyrie, a big bike with a six-cylinder engine.
Chasar's other piece is "Solid Yellow Lines," a close-up running shot along a rural road.
Two local artists will be competing with about 50 other artists from around the country for prizes that include a $500 first-place award, $350 for second, and $250 for third.
Coos Art Museum is located at 235 Anderson Avenue, just one and one-half blocks west of Highway 101. Museum Hours are Tuesday--Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is an admission for non-members.