Curry Arts member artists were busy at the 2018 Curry County Fair. The “Artisan Hall” featured works by member artists Alexandra Eyer, Magda Druzdzel, Shelley MacIntosh, Carol Hinman, Sharon Guinn, and Lorraine Filippone. Member Artist Alexandra Eyer created “quick draw” portraits of fair goers on Saturday and member artist Anna Gitchel won Best of Show for her painting entry in the fair exhibits.
Coos Art Museum
Expressions West 2018
April 27th through June 30th
Congratulations to Curry Arts members Pat Renner, Anna Gitchel, and Pete Chasar, and also Gold Beach Artist Morgan Burton Johnson for having artwork juried into the 2018 Expressions West show at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay.
Anna Gitchel’s colorful octopus painting (shown above) won the People’s Choice Award at the show. Anna currently has paintings on display at Wright’s Custom Framing & Art Supplies in Brookings.
The show runs from April 27th through June 30th.
For more information on the show see the Coos Art Museum website at https://www.coosart.org/expressions-west-2018/
Artwork by Gold Beach K-12 students was on display at the 3rd Annual Student Art Show held at the Gold Beach Event Center on Saturday, April 14.
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.
Graduating senior Isabella Laurino was the featured artist. She plans to major in fine arts at Southern Oregon University in the fall.
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 more than $25,000 to our local elementary school’s art program and the Gold Beach High School’s art and music programs.
In this year’s show, Mr. Lensing used Curry Arts funds for matting and framing of the student artwork.
Watercolor artists from around the Gold Beach area responded to the cooperating weather and Rene Eisenbart’s enthusiasm for marbling and collage by producing exciting, unusual materials, then applying those materials to collages. Some collage materials were used to give intrigue to our unfinished compositions and to penciled beginnings.
The workshop was held March 5 – 7, 2018, at the OSU Extension Service Center in Gold Beach.
Rene demonstrated the steps to successful marbling using the carload of supplies she transported from her home near the Columbia River; imagine negotiating Highway 101 to Gold Beach with trays, paints in containers, sticks, combs and rakes, papers, and various solutions! Then she set us loose.
Just in time for a rest, Rene showed a video about her process with illustrations of her dynamic work.
Being refreshed, we rushed outside to find our papers, previously dripping with an alum solution, almost ready to remove from the clothesline or defying the wind by being held down with rocks and cones. Oh, the joy of pulling papers imprinted with designs and bright colors from a tray of sizing solution. Some brave artists marbled paintings that had been stored in studios just waiting for inspiration by accident.
On the third day, Rene showed slides of fine works in collage. We began playing with our newly produced materials after she demonstrated her method of approach to collage.
Our workshop was partially sponsored by the WSO100Club Educational Fund, whose contribution was sincerely appreciated.
It’s a grand workshop when participants leave a bit tired but with minds filled with ideas and plans for future creations.
For more information about Rene and her work, see her website www.rene-art.
— By Pat Renner
C&M Equipment will be holding an open house on Saturday, February 10th to celebrate an award they recently won from Synchrony Financial. $10,000 of the award is to be given to Gold Beach Schools Art and Music Program.
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