Enter Your Photo: March 1st - June 6th, 2014
2015 Theme: "Wet or Wild"
A 12-month calendar (8.5" x 11") with horizontal photographs showcasing Southern Oregon and Northern California wilderness, seascapes, animals or community events.
* No entry fee.
* Limited to 6 photos per photographer.
* High Resolution (300 dpi) horizontal JPEG photograph(s)
Calendar photo size: 8.5" x 11"
Send black and white/color pictures from high resolution original negatives or digital camera by burned CD or email.
Please include the following with your submission:
- Photographer name, Contact information
- Title and location of picture
- Website (optional)
Wild Rivers Coast (Northern California to Southern Oregon)
N. California and S. Oregon "Wild Rivers Coast" businesses, organizations or clubs can advertise public community events/logos at no cost!
Submit "Wild Rivers Coast" public 2015 community event
by June 20th, 2014
Brookings-Harbor Lions Club
Lions Design Team
PO Box 3016 Harbor, OR 97415
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge, collage and acrylic by Pat Snyder
Coos County artist Pat Snyder will exhibit “South Coast Textures” in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase from March 7 through April 27. Oregon Coast Council for the Arts invites everyone to come meet Pat at the opening reception on March 7 from 5pm to 7pm. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.
Ross Inlet II, acrylic painting by Pat Snyder
Snyder’s work in acrylics, collage, and printmaking explores the essence of the southern Oregon coast where he has lived for more than 40 years. Born in Traverse City, Michigan, he is a US Army veteran, husband, father and grandfather. He lives in Coos Bay where he is well recognized and respected for his art and as the former art teacher at the local Marshfield High School. His teaching career began in 1967 and included college-level instruction at Southwest Oregon Community College.
Since he retired from the classroom in 1998, he has been a working artist and a volunteer at the Coos Art Museum. Snyder is an integral part of the extensive artistic community as friend, supporter of local area artists, critique group member, and teacher. Snyder has shown extensively in Oregon and Washington, most recently with a solo exhibit at Lane Community College.
Winter Pastures, silkscreen monotype with gold leaf by Pat Snyder
Through his work he strives to touch the viewer with the organic energy and beauty of the area by interpreting nature’s surfaces, light and depth. Sometimes the viewer is treated to a view of the undergrowth, and the rusting and weathering of artificial surfaces. “Living within and observing our diverse South Coast landscape has allowed me to feel and interpret the environment while concentrating and experimenting with acrylic mediums mixed with collage and other supportive materials,” he states in his artist statement. “…my studies, sketches, and observations gradually transform back and forth from realism to abstraction as I study and look deeper into the exciting and always changing structures of nature.”
Pat Snyder is the sixteenth artist represented in the showcase, an exhibition space specifically for mid-career artists who live in the seven counties on the Oregon Coast served by Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, the regional arts council. A video about each artist can be viewed in the Visual Artists Archive on the touch screen computer across from the showcase.
The Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase is located on the second floor of the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive on the Nye Beach Turnaround. Exhibits are sponsored by Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. OCCA brings high quality arts experiences to the coast. For more information, see the events at www.coastarts.org or call Sally Houck, OCCA Director/VAC at 541-265-6569.
The 2014 Newport Paper Arts Festival Instructors Show opens in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center on March 7 and continues through April 12. Meet the local artists and enjoy refreshments at the Opening Reception on March 7 from 5pm to 7pm. During the Newport Paper Arts Festival, stop in for the Closing Reception on April 12 from 5pm to 7pm to meet all the artists. Sponsored by Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, the exhibit in the gallery shows the fine art of the fourteen talented instructors. The exhibit features a fascinating array of art books and blank journals, cards, jewelry, prints, plus a variety of other delightful items.
Cheri Aldrich is a full time multimedia artist. She currently divides her time doing mixed media and jewelry. Themes of nature are a thread in her work and a love of rich textures is evident in her mixed media pieces. Aldrich shows her work locally in three galleries and fairs on the coast.
Deb Curtis has explored the world of fiber arts since she was 10. Her explorations include making paper from silk, cedar bark, yucca and other gathered materials. She’s been weaving baskets since 1982 and uses a variety of techniques and materials to create pieces of art.
Heather Fortner, a foremost Gyotaku and Nature Print artist, utilizes a 30-inch etching press to create mono-prints and teaches classes in both mediums. Her work has been displayed across the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. She owns Sea Fern Studio in Toledo.
Denise Gosar, a trained microbiologist, has been pulling handmade paper for almost 20 years. She brings a fascination with microbial breakdown to her plant-fiber paper and has taught papermaking since 1995. Gosar makes books with recycled materials.
“Birdcage,” mixed media by Cynthia Griffin
Cynthia Griffin, a graphic artist for 18 years and a 20-year member of the Rogue Valley Calligrapher’s Guild, has a passion for ink, paper, calligraphy, bookbinding and 3D mixed media art.
Dolores Guffey is a founding member of the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild. Actively involved with book arts since the mid 1990s, she teaches workshops for Guilds and book arts conferences in California and Oregon. One of her books is included in Thread Loves Paper by Emily Marks.
Nancy Holley, a printmaker, watercolorist, basket maker, bookmaker, singer-songwriter, and hula dancer, co-founded the Rogue Valley Art Peace Collective which offers paper art retreats and on-going exploration of creative paper design.
Margo Klass, a mixed media artist whose work includes sculptural box constructions and artist books, teaches bookmaking workshops in both Alaska and Maine. Her work resides in many private homes as well as in the collections of museums and national parks.
Jeanne Kroeger has worked in jewelry, metal arts, beading, calligraphy, illumination, etching, fabric arts, and photography. She has developed a fantastic cast of polymer clay creatures known as the Cellar Dwellers and has been teaching polymer clay classes for three years.
Sarah GaylePlourde of SolaLuna Gallery in Toledo, creates “up cycled” products by making something old into something new using clothing, neckties or paper products incorporated into mixed media art, apparel, hats, note cards, and fairy houses. Her many talents include acting, costuming and set design.
“Seabowl, Barnacle Bay,”
handmade paper basket by Sandi Reinke
Sandi Reinke has appeared on HGTV, Discovery, and DIY television shows. She loves turning the ordinary into the extraordinary and is always gathering materials whether beachcombing, wandering in the woods, or walking in downtown Portland.
Moe Snyder graduated from Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland with a BFA in Book Arts and Drawing. Snyder’s books, boxes, and drawings are in private collections around the US. Originally from Toledo, she now lives in Seal Rock.
“Water Rush,” handmade book by JillTimm
Jill Timm, an award winning book artist, focuses on small editions of hand-crafted books using non-typical materials. She has earned grants, awards, and professional achievements for her work in fine arts graphics, photography, and graphic design.
Jackie Wygant, a gymnastic and aerials coach, is a master marbler, paste paper maker and unique bookmaker. She has been teaching surface design and book arts since the late 80’s and loves teaching others how to do the things that have given her such joy.
Each year, the Newport Paper Arts Festival instructors present an intriguing and fascinating show. This exhibit features a multitude of 3-D pieces and unique works. A combination of mediums and individual work has been the basis for this show for many years. “Everything, without exception, was excellent. Remarkable quality throughout!” was the comment made by a visitor to one of the recent shows.
The Upstairs Gallery, 777 NW Beach Drive on Newport’s Nye Beach Turnaround, is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4pm. The 2014 Newport Paper Arts Festival XIX, featuring 17 workshops taught by these experienced instructors, is on April 11, 12 and 13. For additional information about the show or to register for a workshop, go to www.coastarts.org and search for “paper” or call Sally Houck, OCCA Director/VAC, 265-6569.
Pelican Bay Arts Association will hold its next general meeting on Thursday, March 13 at 11 a.m. at Manley Art Center. A pot luck lunch will follow, and, at 12:30 p.m., there will be an oil painting demonstration by art instructor Audi Stanton.
Manley Art Center: 433 Oak Street, Brookings, 541 469-1807. Visitors are welcome.
Hey GET READY! The watercolor classes will start next week on Tues OR Wed. Feb 18th or 19th and go for about 10 weeks. It is from 3:00 – 5:00 pm and still costs just $6.00 per person each day with 2nd person in same family half price.
This session we will discover more about paint application and the numerous possibilities. It is fast and fun as we proceed to learn more about watercolor and then get into bigger projects on your own. We have gotten so popular that we encourage any age to come above age 7 up to 100.
Classes are held in Wright’s Custom Framing classroom in the back. Hope you can join us. There are flyers and the calendar dates there too.
See you there. If you have questions, you can call me at 541 469-4590.
The Brookings Public Art Committee invites the community to a mural and public art social from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8th, at Manley Art Center. If you are interested in art in Brookings, please drop in and share your ideas with the committee. They are seeking input on murals in the city and there will be opportunity to create some art during the Saturday event.
CURRY COUNTY, OREGON (February 6, 2014) – Are you involved with art, music, history, a library, a museum, an event or a program? The competition for 2014 Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) funds is now open for nonprofit organizations in Curry County. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to nonprofits 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 (CCCC) reviews applications annually and awards money to groups that fulfill the OCT mission of increasing public participation in Oregon culture, giving priority to first-time applicants.
Examples of Curry County projects and organizations which received OCT funds last year include:
Outdoor mural project for Azalea Middle School
Replacement of theater light and sound board for
Ellensburg Theater Company
Portable podium for the Curry/Del Norte Orchestra Guild
Music in the classroom for 4th grade students at
Kalmiopsis Elementary School by Stagelights Musical
Restoration of Main Street murals by the Port Orford
Main Street Revitalization Asso.
All Curry County nonprofit organizations involved with the arts, heritage, and humanities are encouraged to apply. Projects funded must be completed and final reports received by December 15, 2014. Additional information and application materials are available at the CCCC’s website, curryccc.org. The deadline for application is March 31st, 2014, and grants will be distributed to winners in April 2014.
Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, LLC
Class Schedule - 2014
In the Continuum Building, Old Town Bandon
Thurs. Feb. 13 - Unique Valentine Card Making Day with Joanne Drapkin 1-3 $14
Sun. Feb. 16 - Collage Tag Book Play Day with Susan Lehman 1-4 $25
Tues. Feb. 18 - Acrylic Workshop with Paul Kingsbury 11-4:30 $40
Weds. Feb. 19 - Charcoal Play Day with Karen Stillwagon 12:30-3:30 $17
Sat. Feb. 22 - Doodle Art Play Day with Kathleen Morey Bailey 1-4 $17
Weds. Feb. 26 - Pastel Pencil Class with Karen Stillwagon 12:30-3:30 $25
Thurs. Feb. 27 - Serendipity Abstract Prints with Permanent Pigments with Jean Stephenson 1-4 $25
Contact the Gallery at 541-347-5355 for more information. Most classes have a materials list of what to bring with you.
*Sign up at the Gallery with a $5 deposit (part of the class fee) to hold your spot. Balance is due at the time of the class. (Deposit not required on Play Days.) Classes fill up quickly, so this guarantees your place in the class!
*If interested in the “Drop-In” Play Day Classes, you may leave your name and email address at the gallery to be emailed with a reminder.
NVAL 2014 International Juried
April 29 - May 31, 2014
Carter House Gallery, Redding, CA 96003
Photography: The Full Spectrum
This show is open to all photographers and all forms of photographic expression are encouraged. Images previously accepted into a NVAL International Juried Photography Show are not eligible.
TOTAL AWARDS: $3650 - First Place $1500
ENTRY: Open Now Entry deadline: Monday, March 10, 2014, 11:59 pm PDT All entries will be online. You may enter as many images as you wish. Entry Fees -- $33 to enter three images, $8 each additional
JUROR: Crista Dix, owner of WALL-SPACE GALLERY in Santa Barbara (wall-spacegallery.com). She has been a member of numerous panels, discussions on photography and photographic process, and juried many creative competitions. She has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Chicago and New Orleans.
NEW FRAMING OPTIONS! We are pleased to announce our new Printing/Framing Program that offers several framing options allowing for SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS on exhibiting. For details see the link in the Prospectus under PRINTING/FRAMING REQUIREMENTS.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS and to ENTER: Go to www.nval.org and select Photography Shows. The entry link is at the bottom of the Prospectus.
QUESTIONS: Contact show chairmen, Bernie and Charlotte Bryson
Email: email@example.com, Phone: 530-221-1993 _____________________________________________________
he North Valley Art League is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the visual arts in the northern California region. Your entry fees cover prize money and show expenses. Any remaining monies will help fund the operating expenses of the NVAL Carter House Gallery.
Chase away the winter blahs with lots of colorful and intriguing art materials. I'm teaching two art classes this quarter:
February 22, 9 - 12 in Brookings
March 1, 10 - 1 in Gold Beach
I have two projects planned for you, linked to the season - illumination and self-love. (Bring your inner kid as I will be inviting you to make a valentine for yourself.) And as always you will be encouraged to create freely and follow your own artistic muse into any project that calls to you.
The college is asking me to have you pre-register if at all possible for the classes. You can register online or by phone if you like.
Really looking forward to seeing you!
After six highly successful years of Garden and Art Tours, the Curry County Master Gardeners Association was finding it difficult to find new Coastal Gardens for the tour and decided to give the event a haitus. In 2013 CCMGA launched a new event that is greatly expanding this year and artists are again invited to participate. A PLANT SALE.
Months have gone into preparing for the CCMGA Plant Sale, which will take place next door to the Wine Festival and Flower Show in Gold Beach on May 10. This means increased traffic for booths. Booths are indoors and in two categories: Artist and Horticulturist. It is a juried event and booth prices are very reasonable ($25 for a single and $40 for a double space). The APPLICATION FORM includes information that will answer most questions. Enter by March 1 (there is a late fee for applications between March 2 and March 26). After March 26 no applications will be accepted.
If you have questions that are not answered by the attached application form, you may contact the Co-Chairs of the event:
Terry Olin – terryyantis@gmailcom
Diana St. Marie – firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2014 Festival of Art in Stout Park will be held on August 2 and 3. Last year's inagural event was a huge success and this year's festival will include even more artists, vendors, and events. There will be live music, a food court, wine bar, plein air artists at work, and activities for children.
Applications for artist booths are now being accepted. Get your application now by clicking here. All artwork must be handcrafted by the participating artist. It is a juried show and entrants are accepted based on artistic quality, creativity, design and craftsmanship.
Drop in Art Workshop
This week's session focuses on COLOR
Instructor Sara Broderick
Wright’s Frame Shop/Gallery
810 Chetco Ave
Critique, Demonstrations and
All drawing and painting mediums
Graphite, Charcoal, Ink, Oil, Acrylic,
Watercolor, or Pastels
Friday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
$12.00 each session
We will not meet on Fridays of holiday weekends
Here is some of the work produced in a workshop sponsored by Curry Arts and taught by Audi Stanton in Gold Beach this weekend. The workshop was called "Disasters to Delightful!" Participants were asked to bring a "failed" watercolor painting and learn ways to transform it into a delightful creation.
Watch for future FREE workshops presented by Curry Arts.
Audi's winter classes in her studio in Brookings began this week. For more information on oil and watercolor classes call Audi and 541-412-7948.
The Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk has been suspended for the winter months of January, February and March. It will resume in April. Nevertheless, art and music lovers were not disappointed in January. Two events filled the evening of January 11, from 3 to 7 pm.
At Manley Art Center a crowd gathered at 3 pm to honor the life of Liz James.
This wonderful original painting by Liz James is now available for purchase at Manley Art Center. This is a rare opportunity. Stop by the Gallery Tuesday through Sunday between 11 am and 4 pm - or call the Gallery at 541-469-1807.
Brian Scott and Signatures Galleries took advantage of the opportunity to hold multiple special events in one evening.
The After Art Walk Musician's party went on as usual - hosted this month by Marshall Thompson and thoroughly enjoyed by all the Art Walk Musicians and a few non musicians fortunate enough to be granted entree.
Upcoming art classes with Audi Stanton
Oil Painting: Mondays from 9 to noon and from 1 to 4, as well as Tuesday mornings from 9 to noon.
Watercolor: Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 4:00.
The price is $125.00 for each 8-week session. The starting dates will be January 13 and 14.
Class size is limited. Please call to be sure there is room for you in class.
Audi Stanton 541-412-7948