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
Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, LLC
Class Schedule - 2014
In the Continuum Building, Old Town Bandon
Thurs. Jan. 9 – Pastel Pencils with Karen Stillwagon 12:30 – 3:30 $25
Thurs. Jan. 16 – Pouring Permanent Pigments with Jean Stephenson, 1-4pm, price TBA - limited to 4 students
Sat. Jan. 18 – Greeting Card Playday, watercolor, pen & ink with Kathleen Morey Bailey 1 – 4:00 $16
Thurs. 23 – Wet on Wet Acrylic with Paul Kingsbury 11-4:00 $40, sign-up required, materials list to follow
Sun. Jan 26 - 'Creating Beautiful Jewelry' with Shawn Tempesta 12-3:00 $30 with all materials included. Everyone will design and make a bracelet and 2 pair of earrings with lots of great jewelry components to choose from.
Wed. Jan. 29 – Yupo Playday with Ava Richey 1 – 4:00 $16
Who knew it was possible to fit the Holiday Artisan Market (28 vendors), a holiday Food Drive, and an art show of work by students of Sara Broderick at College of the Redwoods - all comfortably inside of Wright's! The Artisan Holiday Market opened at 11 am and was open through the Art Walk. It opens again Sunday morning at 11 am and was organized by Len and Violet Burton (above).
John Gehl (Artist of the Month at Manley Art Center). John modestly calls himself a "Blacksmith who takes snapshots". Come enjoy the rest of his work at Manley this month and you'll see that his work goes well beyond a "snapshot".
Brian Scott Gallery presented "What About Christina - Harnessing the creative beast" - an entertaining and informative talk by Christina Olsen about her lifelong career as an artist - complete with a flip chart of drawings to illustrate her journey.
The Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk will be suspended for the winter this year, and will resume in April. Some venues plan to be open from 4 to 7 on the Second Saturday of each month as usual - Horst Wolf has promised that Brian Scott Gallery will be open with music and refreshments in Jan/Feb/Mar. More later on what will occur on the Second Saturday of January.
Playing with fire:
glass art in the pacific northwest
Come see our local glass artists and works from some of the finest artists working in the Pacific Northwest today.
Please join us for the opening!
Friday December 13, 5 - 7 pm
Ethier Ann Gardner
COOS ART MUSEUM
Friday December 13th – Saturday February 15, 2014
RECEPTION: FRIDAY DECEMBER 13TH 5-7 PM
An intensive... No nonsense...
Roll up your sleeves and get to work
Drawing Workshop by
Saturday Dec 7
Wright's Custom Framing and Art Supplies
You will complete eight finished drawings
Material List at Front Desk
Class size limited to 12
The musical panoply that is her 30-year body of work as a solo vocalist includes songs by a wide variety of songwriters, and encompasses multiple styles -- including but not limited to acoustic pop, contemporary folk and traditional Irish. She will cut a broad swath across this repertoire when she performs as DNACA's first artist of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 19) in Crescent Elk Auditorium.
During her early years in County Clare, she heard and sang music all the time. There, "singing is the same as breathing," commented O'Connell. Her mother loved to listen to parlor tunes and light opera, and so those styles infused her early years, as did traditional Irish music, which had a rebirth in Ireland in the 1970s. "It was the pop music of the times," she said. "My reaction to all the traditional Irish music was I was turned off of it," she reflected, "it was too much." Her favored music was that of Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and The Band.
She sang in choirs throughout her school years, and when she was 18 or so, she started singing in folk clubs, and went out on the road sometimes to do sessions. "I had no intention of making music my business," she said, noting that she intended to go into her family's business, running a retail/wholesale fish market. "If I had gone to college, I would have studied accounting," she added.
Serendipity played a role in her solo musical career. She had a friend who went off to join a band to become a "professional" artist; "I'd never even seen one then," she said. Six months later, after singing at an "English wake" (basically a going-away party for someone moving to England), she was approached by two members of the Galway-based De Dannan. She toured in the U.S. and recorded with the band -- when "Star Spangled Molly" came out in 1981 it was a huge success --- "but I never really joined De Dannan. In the beginning of 1982, I told them I'd be gone at the end of the year."
O'Connell's musical interests and connections had turned towards Tennessee, having met many Nashville-based artists at festivals in the U.S. Among collaborators were banjo player Bela Fleck, then with NewGrass, and acclaimed dobro player Jerry Douglas, whom she worked with "in that tiny window of time when an alternative version" of country music developed. She spent much of the 1980s in Nashville -- where she still lives -- finally getting her green card in 1991.
Over a thirty-year solo career she has recorded 12 CDs, on the Third Floor Music, Philo, Warner Brothers and Sugar Hill labels, among others. "Helpless Heart, " produced in 1989 by Fleck, was nominated for a Grammy award; "Blue is the Colour of Hope" (1992) was O'Connell's first CD produced by Douglas, and "Walls and Windows" (2001) was produced by Ray Kennedy. Her most recent album, "Naked with Friends" (2009), is unique in that it is sung entirely a cappella -- with help from guest vocalists Dolly Parton, Allison Krauss, Kate Rusby, Mary Black, Douglas, Tim O'Brien and Aoife O'Donovan (of Crooked Still) among others -- and includes a good deal of traditional Irish music, with three songs sung in Irish.
Don’t miss seeing O’Connell now, before she retires from solo touring. When asked about her decision, she talked about how the music industry has changed. "I don't want to ask people I don't know for money to make an album," she said. She will still participate in collaborations, but, as it was early in her life, music will go back to being a hobby. O'Connell will have come full circle.
"Maura O'Connell brings great songs to passionate life with her voice: a sturdy, melodic, from-the-soul-instrument. Her interpretive powers are near-perfect, as is her ability to make someone else's personal lyrics universal," noted the Dallas Morning News.
Tickets cost $20 general, $15 for seniors 65 and older and $12 for full-time students, K-college, and are available at Del Norte Office Supply in Crescent City, Wright's Custom Framing in Brookings, and at the door at 6:45 p.m. the night of the show. Also at the door will be season tickets, which provide deep discounts, make great gifts and are transferable and replaceable.
For more information, contact DNACA at (707) 464-1336 or visit www.dnaca.net # =========================
Holly O. Austin
Executive Director Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA)
A Local Arts Agency Serving Del Norte County
P.O. Box 1480 Crescent City, CA 95531
707.464.1336 (for faxing call first)
The Watercolor Society of Oregon's Traveling Show includes 20 award-winning works from the WSO 48th Annual Transparent Watercolor Exhibition. This show will be on exhibit at Manley Art Center during the month of November. Below are several examples of what you will see at Manley this month. Come see the show Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm.
Buzz Stewart and Rob Decker at Wright's Custom Framing during the Art Walk. On Sat., Dec. 7 from 10 to 3 at Wright's, Rob is offering a DRAWING BOOT CAMP - An intensive, No nonsense, Roll up your sleeves and get to work, drawing workshop. The fee is $30 and you will complete 8 drawings.
Floral by Elio Camacho at Brian Scott Gallery. Elio is offering an oil painting workshop at Wright's on November 23. Call Wright's Custom Framing at 541-469-7900 to see if there are any openings left.
Don't forget to visit Manley Art Center this month to see the Watercolor Society of Oregon's traveling show. All of the paintings are award winners. In addition, the work of local artists can be seen in the classroom.
Many thanks to Ann Ostrowski for photographing the November Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk!
Angela Ewing has done a wonderful job of growing this event from a handful of people attending in April, to a roomfull. As Angela's schedule won't allow her to continue through the winter, the event will be suspended until spring. We're looking forward to the next Artistic License in 2014!
Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, LLC
Class Schedule - 2013
In the Continuum Building, Old Town Bandon
Wed. Oct. 23 – Doodle Art Play Day with Kathleen Morey Bailey 11 – 3 $16
Sat. Oct. 26 – Colored Pencil Play Day with Robin Hanna 1 – 4 $16
Sun. Oct. 27 – Collage Play Day with Susan Lehman 1 – 4 $16
Tues. Oct. 29 – Figure Drawing Play Day w/Model with Carol Casmier 11 – 12:30 $16
+ Model fee of $1 - 2
Wed. Oct. 30 – Card Making Play Day with Kathleen Morey Bailey 11 – 3 $16
Thurs. Oct. 31 – Yupo Play Day with Ava Richey 1 - 4 $16
Wed. Nov. 6 – Watercolor: Experimenting with Design with Hyon Fielding 1 – 4 $25
Sun. Nov. 17 – Wire Wrapping Pendants with Shawn Tempesta 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.