The May Brookings 2nd Saturday Art Walk marked the completion of twelve years of Art Walk in Brookings! The first Art Walk was held in June 2004.
The first four venues on the Art Walk in 2004 were Brian Scott Gallery, Manley Art Center, The Chetco Community Public Library and Words and Pictures. Three of those venues are still part of the Art Walk and many others have come and gone over the years.
The Chetco Community Library is currently featuring a show called "All Creatures Great and Small" with art by Christina Olsen, Jeannie and Tod Steele and Horst Wolf.
Manley Art Center, another of the original Art Walk Venues, featured Pete Chasar interviewing Len and Violet Burton.
Len Burton paints landscapes and seascapes in oil - but is venturing into acrylics.
Brian Scott Gallery is the third "Original Venue" on the Art Walk today.
This year the Art Walk features two new venues: ABC Creations and Semi Aquatic Gallery.
Wright's Custom Framing / Fog and Fine Art Gallery have been a part of the Art Walk for years. First at their original location next to the Curry Coastal Pilot and now in their much larger facility at 810 Chetco Avenue - across from Evergreen Federal.
Photos by Nola Range and Ann Ostrowski. Thanks to all the artists and venues for another great Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk.
The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA), a nonprofit arts council, is seeking applicants for its Executive Director. This is a 30 hr/wk position with a salary of $20-23/hr, depending on qualifications. Review of applications begins May 16, 2016; anticipated start date is July 25.
Candidates should be energetic, dedicated, self-motivated and highly relational, with an ability to multi-task and problem solve. They should have organizing and managerial experience, a passion for the arts, and an ability to manage the administrative and financial health of the organization while working in a community-oriented, fast-paced environment.
Job duties include leading and managing the daily operations of the organization, developing and tracking budgets, maintaining regular communication with the board regarding all organizational business, seeking and developing funding sources, management and development of programs and staff/volunteers, and maintaining relationships with community partners and funders.
For specific qualifications, duties and other information, please see the detailed job description in the blog at www.dnaca.net, or request a copy via e-mail. Submit your résumé with 3-4 professional reference contacts, a cover letter and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org or Transition Committee, DNACA, P.O. Box 1480, Crescent City, CA 95531.
YOU ARE INVITED TO...
A BRIAN SCOTT GALLERY EVENT
the monthly ‘Happy Hour’ returns to Brian Scott Gallery
Friday, April 22nd at 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Angela Ewing
Relax and enjoy complimentary wine and snacks and meet the artists:
Dan Gray: Sculptor: Working with Segmented Wood.
Mike Dwaileebe: Decorative Painter: Murals and Trompe L’Oeil wall treatments.
Terri Hagstrom: Poet: Reading: “Living with Modern Technology!”
Leslie Wolf: Costumer: Couture dresses for dolls
Artistic License is held at Brian Scott Gallery, 515 Chetco Avenue, Brookings Every fourth Friday of the month to showcase local artists of all genres:
Anyone wishing to participate may call: Angela Ewing: 541-261-0008 or email: email@example.com
or Brian Scott Gallery: 541-412-8687
Call to Artists 5th Annual Artoberfest
A Juried Art & Fine Craft Fair in the Beautiful Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 14, 15 and 16
Sponsored by the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans For Prospectus & Application go to http://www.southernoregonguild.org/
Questions: Call 541-659-3858 or 541-592-5019
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY, JULY 15th, 2016
Joyce Abrams, President Southern Oregon Guild
of Artists & Artisans
P.O. Box 1596 Cave Junction, OR 97523
Guild Gallery & Art Center
24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531
Open 10-4 Tu-Sat 541-592-5019
Wright's was bustling with activity. Ann Ostrowski was looking at Melody Wells' jewelry display that includes very sophisticated and beautiful pieces made by Joy Wells using magnets. Georgia and Bruce Cockerham talked with Dale Wells and Audi Stanton.
Dewey's Digs featured a collection of Theatrical Posters (thanks to Lon Goddard) and a collection of programs from Cheteco Pelican Player's Productions (thanks to Bill Schlichting), and presented two sketches from local theatrical productions.
Cast members from Brookings Harbor Community Theater's coming June production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" performed a sketch from the play.
Chetco Pelican Players cast of "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" performed a scene at Dewey's Digs. This hilarious show is intended for mature audiences. Weekend shows (Fri - Sun) are on April 8, 9 & 10, April 15, 16 & 17 and April 22, 23 & 24. Tickets are available at Wright's, New Wave Video and at the door.
Angela Ewing and Horst Wolf at Brian Scott Gallery.
Victoria Tierney will teach you how to take those favorite old shirts and give them new lives.
You bring the shirts and she will provide the fabric pens and instructions. Silk and cotton seem to work particularly well but blends and polyesters will work too.
Short of shirts? Bring those scarves or scraps of cloth and come to play.
For more information and to sign up, email:
Paul Renner: email: email@example.com
or phone Paul at 541-247-6787
Please don't wait too long. These free workshops fill up quickly.
"1965" by Monica Guillory - 2nd Place
Coos Bay – From, April 22 to June 25, 2016 Coos Art Museum will be exhibiting the Expressions West 2016 juried painting competition. Artists from thirteen western states were invited to compete in this annual event. Juror Leslie Kenneth Price selected sixty-one paintings by fifty-five artists residing in California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
The opening reception for Expressions West 2016 will take place on April 22 from 5 to 7 pm. The public is invited to attend. We anticipate that many of the participating artists will also be in attendance. An awards ceremony begins at 6 PM and Mr. Price will present the prize awards for the competition. The three prizes are $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place and $250 for the third place award. Honorable mentions will also be announced during the ceremony. We welcome all to come meet the artists and juror at the opening reception.
"Light Elation" by Claire Duncan - Third Place
Juror of Expressions West 2016, Leslie Kenneth Price is known for abstract and elegant paintings inspired by nature, Zen Buddhism and jazz music. A professor at Humboldt State University for 30 years, Price received his MFA from Mills College in Oakland and his BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Among his solo exhibitions are: Piante Gallery, Eureka, California; Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, California; and Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, California. He has participated in group exhibitions at: Edward Hopper Art Center, Nyack, New York; Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, California; and DiCirico Museum, Volos, Greece.
Artists accepted into the Expressions West 2016 exhibition include:
Oregon artists – Tony Adams, Doug Anderson, R. Peter Anderson, Sherrie Brooks, Pete Chasar, Patricia Cink, Barbara Counsil, Claire Duncan, Alexandra Eyer, Sarah Grew, Morgan Johnson, Dale A. Karstetter, Cora Larson, David Carmack Lewis, Diana Lomeihing, Georgiana Nehl, Richard Newman, Walt Padgett, Patricia Renner, Susan Rudisill, Sarita Southgate, Mary Lou Welhouse Stebbins, J. M. Steele, Victoria Tierney, Gloria Tinker, Bruce Vincent, LiDoῆa Wagner, Christine Zachary
Washington artists – Thomas Benenati, Cathy Fields, Mimi Cernyar Fox, Steve Hu, Katlyn Hubner, Newel Hunter, Faina Lorah, Robin Siegl, Judith Gebhard Smith
California artists - Ellery J. Akers, Margarita Chaplinska, Mei-Ying Dell'Aquila, Eric Johnston, Dana Mano-Flank, Karen Purdy, Alessandra Solomon, Deborah Stenberg-Service
Idaho artists - Scott Berger, Pam Demo, Bonnie Peacher
New Mexico artists – Dick Evans, Annell Livingston
Montana artist – Laurie Levitan
Colorado artist – Ronnie Cramer
Arizona artist – Jenny Day
Coos Bay, OR - Coos Art Museum presents Garden Conversation a solo show of acrylic paintings by Northern California artist Leslie Kenneth Price, April 22 through June 25, 2016. The opening reception is Friday April 22 from 5 to 7pm and coincides with the opening of Expressions West 2016 the Museum’s painting competition for artists from the western states and juried by Mr. Price.
A retired Humboldt State University painting professor, Leslie Kenneth Price uses acrylic paint on wood panels to create layers and transparent planes of color. Price’s work is deeply influenced by Zen Buddhism and by Jazz music. A practitioner of Zen meditation his work is informed by the impermanence of nature. Jazz is full of complex rhythms, melodies, and improvisation, one can find the visual equivalent in Price’s work. He grew up listening to his father play saxophone in a Jazz band, and since early childhood has been influenced by music. While painting, Price frequently makes artistic decisions in the moment rather than methodically planning each stroke of the brush. “My aim is to make a painting that is dynamic and meditative simultaneously, which is similar to my experience of the source material.”
After attending the High School of the Arts in Manhattan and later earning an art degree at The Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, Price moved to Oakland, California in 1971 to attend graduate school at Mills College. Then followed a thirty year teaching career at Humboldt State in Arcata, California. Among his solo exhibitions are: Piante Gallery, Eureka, California; Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, California; and Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, California. He has participated in group exhibitions at: Edward Hopper Art Center, Nyack, New York; Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, California; and DiCirico Museum, Volos, Greece.
Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies the historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members.
The Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk hiatus is over, and the popular event resumes April 9 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with two new venues—ABC Creations and Semi Aquatic.
To celebrate these new venues and the art walk’s return, there’s a special theatrical event at Dewey’s Digs, starting at 5:15 p.m. It includes preview performances by two local theatrical companies—Chetco Pelican Players and Brookings Harbor Community Theater.
As in the past, in addition to all the art and collectibles, there will be several other special events, including painting demonstrations and “meet the artist” opportunities.
Most venues will have live music, which, along with free refreshments, adds immensely to the friendly, festive art walk atmosphere. But should you miss any of it, there's an after-art-walk report right here.
Complete Venues List:
NEW VENUE-ABC Creations
Lower Level, Art Walk Alley and Willow Street
Special Event, 3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Meet painter Julie Scott, featured artist. This new venue offers paintings, fabric art, sculpture, pottery, as well as fabric and other supplies. Music by Giraffes on a Raft.
Brian Scott Gallery and Signatures, 515 Chetco Ave., 541 412-8687:
Special Event, 4:30 p.m.: Surprise demonstration. Featured artist is photographer Magdelena Huybreghs. Also on main floor: Signatures Gallery, 541 469-1085, with Star Wars poster artist Drew Struzan, as well as Sandy Bonney, watercolorist Jan Kunz, pastel artists Albert Handell, and mannerist printer Joe Tonini. More art in upstairs Snug and lower level Art Alley Grille restaurant. Music by Lon Goddard.
Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., 541 469-7738:
The main gallery displays “All Creatures Great and Small” — art by Christina Olsen, Jeannie and Tod Steele, and Horst Wolf. The lobby showcase presents a display from Relay for Life.
Dewey's Digs, Curry Coastal Pilot conference room, enter from Art Walk Alley, 541 373-3551: Special Event, 5:15 p.m.: Brookings Harbor Community Theater players and Chetco Pelican Players perform preview sketches. Featured art: A Room Full of Theatrical Posters. (A temporary sign identifies Dewey’s Digs entrance.) Music by Patty Anne Da’Cunha.
Feather Your Nest, 703 Chetco Ave. (entrance in back), 541 469-4300:
Offers everything from hand-carved wood bowls to beach-themed paintings and glass art. In addition, there’s a small historical museum with lots of Brookings memorabilia to view. Music by Rapp Brush.
PBAA/Manley Art Center, 433 Oak Street
Featured artist is Judith Falconer, wildlife artist from Grants Pass. Gallery theme is “Yellow.” The large classroom has art, too, and hosts Tuesday Painters, Life Drawing, Mudslingers, Chetco Photographers, Fiber Arts, and other activities. Music by Taste ‘o Honey.
NEW VENUE- Semi Aquatic Gallery
654 Chetco Avenue
Special Event, 3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Painting demonstration by Spencer Reynolds, the artist whose beach-themed oil paintings and prints fill the gallery. Art classes 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday or by appointment. Music by Hither, Thither, and Yon.
Wright's Custom Framing/Fog & Fine Art Gallery, 810 Chetco Ave., 541-469-7900: Special Event, 3:00—6:00 p.m.: Fabric painting demonstration by Kim Meyer. Featured artist is Tom Sheets and his abstract acrylic-on-canvas images. Gallery shows works by 35 other artists. Rear gallery has additional art supplies. Art workshops, art supplies and framing services, too. Music by Adam Taylor.
Christina Olsen interviewed Andy Charles who is currently showing at Brian Scott Gallery. Andy paints in watercolor, oils and prismacolor and also creates museum quality beadwork. See more of Any Charles work at http://www.andycharles.com.
On April the Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk will resume.
Morgan Vineyard, a Bandon High School Senior, took home the 'Best of Show' award at VISION 2016, an annual high school art competition underwritten by the Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation. Vineyard’s submission, and acrylic titled “Key to Heart,” won her a two-year tuition waiver to attend Southwestern along with a $250 cash-purchase award.
Dayle Bivens, a Bandon High School Senior, was awarded '1st Place' for her digital media work titled “Hayley Williams.” Bivens received a two-year tuition waiver to attend Southwestern along with a $100 cash-purchase award.
Second Place - Surfaces – photograph by Sarah Sax, Junior, Pacific High School
Sarah Sax, a junior from Pacific High School, took home the '2nd Place' award for her photograph titled “Surfaces.” Sax received a $75 cash-purchase award along with a 2-year tuition waiver to attend Southwestern.
Sixteen other cash prizes ranging from $50 to $20 were awarded to grade division winners, grades 9 through 12.
VISION 2016 consists of artwork from 13 southern Oregon high schools. The 85 works of art by 73 students on display in VISION 2016 came from the following high schools in alphabetical order: Bandon, Brookings-Harbor, Coquille, Glide, Gold Beach, Marshfield (in Coos Bay), Myrtle Point, North Bend, Oregon Virtual Academy (North Bend), Pacific (in Port Orford), Reedsport Community Charter School, Resource Link Homeschool and Winter Lake (in Bandon)
Each year the Vision exhibition continues to present the talents of our regional high school art students. VISION 2016 is on display in the upstairs galleries at Coos Art Museum through April 9, 2016.
Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday.
Coos Bay – Coos Art Museum (CAM) is celebrating 50 years as a center of arts and culture on Oregon’s South Coast. In celebration of this significant accomplishment the Museum will be hosting CAM Community Days during its 2016 Anniversary year. CAM Community Days are interactive, hands on Saturdays in the art museum. Activities will include: art projects, demonstrations, collaborative activities, community building and experiences that communicate local culture through artistic expression.
Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 12 noon to 3:00 pm will be the first interactive Saturday featuring a Diddley Bow workshop guided by Nick Krissie, a Coos Bay resident and teacher at Sunset Middle School. Participants can come to the Museum and build their own Diddley Bow. A Diddley Bow is a one stringed musical instrument. The workshop will also include a cigar box guitar demonstration and interaction station.
The workshop will be held in the Maggie Karl gallery on the first floor of Coos Art Museum located in downtown Coos Bay on Anderson. The Museum will be open extended hours from 10 am to 4 pm. The workshop is open to the public. Diddley Bow kits are $5. For more information please visit the Coos Art Museum website at coosart.org.
Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members.
Coos Art Museum
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 http://www.coosart.org/musical-instruments-coos-art-museum/. 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.
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 http://www.coosart.org/musical-instruments-coos-art-museum/. 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.
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 25th.
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 <Woofpots@hotmail.com>
Please respond by January 22, 2016.
Kids Clay Classes are also in the works and community input as to scheduling is welcome.
The Southern Oregon Kite Festival Committee would appreciate receiving logo ideas to showcase its 24th Annual SOKF theme – “Carousel of Kites.”
Art should not exceed 8 ½ x 11 inches and should be in a format that can be easily reproduced. The logo will be used on kite festival t-shirts, the 68-page program cover, and promotional materials. The committee will frame the original artwork which will be auctioned off at the kite festival auction banquet with proceeds supporting the kite festival.
Art submissions must be received by March 15th.
The 24th annual logo will be selected by April 1st. The logo artist will be credited in the kite festival program and in media releases. For more information, call Mike Macdonald at 541-123-4866 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk is on winter hiatus until April. Brian Scott Gallery is holding a monthly event on the second Saturday of these three months. The January Winter Warmer featured local artist Buzz Stewart.
The wall behind Buzz Stewart displays some of his art in various styles and mediums. Buzz said that watercolor is his favorite and showed one of his sketch books of pen and watercolor drawings.
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.
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.
The exquisitely detailed, beautifully realized birds painted in gouache by Ken Michaelson are the works of a master. The iridescent sheen of a mallard's head, or the light in a golden eye are brought to vivid life in these paintings. Also on display are his rarer, equally rich, oil paintings of scenes of the natural world.
In the cases, Ginny Gibson's small clay figures make delightful tableaux of everyday life: the pleasures of reading outdoors, visiting with a friend, a beloved dog's companionship. These little scenes crystallize the emotion of such familiar moments, while avoiding sentimentality or kitsch. Her handmade tiles and other objects will accompany the figures.
The show runs from the 1st through the 31st of January. There will be a reception for the artists on Sunday, January 3rd, from 1-3 pm, in the Sprague Room; Ken Michaelson prints and originals will be available for purchase.
Please spread the word. The Shore Acres Holiday Lights Display has been open every night since Thanksgiving and will continue to be open every night thru New Year's Eve. The garden house is open from 4pm-9:30 pm with hot cider, coffee, cookies and punch. Come and enjoy 325,000 sparkling lights, including dozens of lighted sculptures and Christmas trees. And wave watching is the very best at Shore Acres State Park. For more information go to www.shoreacres.net or telephone 541-756-5401.
Shirley and David Bridgham
Co-Chair Holiday Lights since 1987