The Create and Celebrate Gold Beach art workshop series are sponsoring an En Plein Air get-together on Saturday, July 25th at 10am at the Port of Gold Beach.
En Plein Air is just a fancy way of saying “outdoors” and under the present circumstances that is the safest place to gather while making art.
In keeping with the Celebrate Gold Beach theme, we are encouraging participants to use any art medium they choose to create small renderings of our town’s iconic features and landmarks.
At the Port, you will have easy viewing access of the Rogue River and Patterson Bridge, the remains of the Mary D. Hume, jetboats, fishing boats, the marina, seals, seagulls, and more.
We hope you will be inspired and renewed by getting outside in the fresh air and gathering with others who share your enthusiasm for art.
For those without their own portable painting or sketching materials, 15 small watercolor kits will be available to loan out. Each kit will have paints, brushes, pencil, sponge, water cup, lap board and paper. These kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
To protect each other, we will ask everyone to follow the social distancing recommendations and to please wear a mask while you are near other artists. While painting or drawing, feel free to spread out or even sit in your car if that is a more comfortable option for you.
Here’s how it will work:
Meet at the parking lot in front of Five Star Charters/Woggys at 10am for a quick meet-up and supply pick-up.
Find a spot and start creating! There are picnic tables and benches around the port area but a camp chair or beach towel on the ground can also work.
At noon, we will have a Show & Share back at the picnic tables behind Five Star Charters. This will be a great time to see what others have created and to share experiences and tips about painting outdoors.
To sign-up for our En Plein Air workshop, please contact Julie at email@example.com. The 15 watercolor kits will be available on a first come, first served basis so please let us know if you need one.
See the Gold Beach Art Enthusiasts Facebook page for more information.
Gold Beach Art Enthusiasts and Curry Arts are proceeding with the Build a Bridge Mural art project as part of the Create and Celebrate: Happy 130th Birthday Gold Beach project.
The Bridge Mural Project is a collaborative community project that will require the input of at least 40 local artists and art enthusiasts. The mural is comprised of individual canvas panels that can be easily distributed so it will be perfect for this “stay at home” time.
Here are the details:
What: The Build a Bridge Project will begin with forty 12×12” canvases which, when arranged, will create a 20×2’ mural. Black outlines of the Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge, water, and land and the words “Gold Beach” will already be painted over all of the canvases as shown below. Participants are invited to use acrylic paint to create any sort of design or composition on their individual canvas while leaving the black outlines visible. Supplies including a 12×12” canvas, 2 paintbrushes, and 5 colors of paint will be provided. Artists may also use their own brushes or paints. All canvases must be returned to become part of the collective piece of art.
When/Where: The project will begin next week and will end by May 31st. Canvases and supplies can be delivered to your home in Gold Beach and will also be available for pick-up at the Gold Beach Library on Thursday, May 7th between 12-1pm. Masks and safe distancing are requested during pick up. Instructions for returning your canvas will be announced later.
Who: Curry Arts and Gold Beach Art Enthusiasts members will have first priority to reserve a canvas on a first come-first served basis and then the project will be open to all other community members. No previous art experience is required.
How: If you are interested in participating in this project contact Julie Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your phone number and let her know if you would like your supplies delivered or if you can pick up supplies on Thursday, May 7th.
Julie will be in touch to confirm your participation. If you have already contacted her directly or on Facebook, you do not need to sign up again.
Gold Beach will host its annual Brew & Art Festival on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
This will be THE place to sample microbrews, check out local arts and crafts, satisfy your appetite and enjoy live music.
Local artists will be encouraged to display their work for sale at the event and in the Curry Arts booth. Keep an eye on this space for Call to Artists information.
All proceeds from the Brew & Art Festival go to the co-sponsors, Curry Arts and Soroptimists of Gold Beach. Curry Arts’ portion of the Brew & Art Festival proceeds go directly into the local schools’ art and music classrooms and to fund art scholarships.
Mark your calendar and join us during some of the best coastal weather of the year and spend a weekend of fun in Gold Beach tasting your favorites or trying new craft beers. All while contributing to a great cause!
The Annual Gold Beach Brew and Art Festival promises to be bigger and better this year with more brew selections, new local art, enticing artisans, and more great bands.
More information is available at the Brew & Art Festival website: http://www.goldbeachbrewfest.org/.
Due to public health concerns about the COVID-19 virus, this workshop is being postponed to a future date. We will update this information when a new date is established.
Artwork by Gold Beach K-12 students will be on display at the 5th Annual Student Art Show held at the Gold Beach Library on Friday, April 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 25 and Sunday April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A reception with refreshments will be held on Friday April 24 beginning at 5 p.m.
Donations will be accepted at the door with all proceeds going directly to the school art program.
Last year, more than 300 pieces were entered in the show in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, ceramics, poetry and industrial arts, according to art instructor Todd Lensing.
Curry Arts supports the arts programs in Gold Beach schools by donating its share of the proceeds from the Brew & Art Festival. Over the past five years, Curry Arts has given nearly $30,000 to our local elementary school’s art program and the Gold Beach High School’s art and music programs.