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Call to Artists: 2015 Au Natural Exhibition

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…Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, announces the 2015 International Juried Exhibition, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, and invites entries.

The Au Naturel competition is open to all artists working in any two dimensional drawing, painting, or printmaking medium with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making. Entrants must be 18 years or older, and student work created under instruction is ineligible. Submitted artwork must have been executed in the last three years and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. Due to the special focus of this exhibit, photography is not eligible. Any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted. Visit www.aunaturelart.com to view artwork from previous Au Naturel exhibitions and for further information

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North Coast Printmakers Collective “Odyssey” Exhibit at CCC Art Center Gallery

Ink II In the studio of Marie Powell. Photo by Marie Powell

“Ink II” In the studio of Marie Powell. Photo by Marie Powell

Clatsop Community College will host a new exhibit by the North Coast Printmakers Collective in its Art Center Gallery, beginning with an opening reception, Thursday, July 24th at 6pm and continuing through September 19th. The opening reception will include light refreshments and live music, and the public is cordially invited. This special summer exhibit is sponsored in part by the Clatsop Community College Foundation.

 

“Odyssey” asks each of the participating artists to represent a personal journey of discovery and growth as an artist. Momentum points in the journey might be new techniques, new content or new relationships to the work. Each artist’s odyssey is unique and is the foundation of her or his mission as an independent artist.

 

The North Coast Printmakers Collective is a diverse and talented group of established and emerging artists

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North Coast Printmakers Collective “Odyssey” Exhibit at CCC Art Center Gallery

In the studio of Marie Powell. Photo by Marie Powell.

In the studio of Marie Powell. Photo by Marie Powell.

Clatsop Community College will host a new exhibit by the North Coast Printmakers Collective in its Art Center Gallery, beginning with an opening reception, Thursday, July 26th at 6pm and continuing through September 19th. The opening reception will include light refreshments and live music, and the public is cordially invited. This special summer exhibit is sponsored in part by the Clatsop Community College Foundation.

“Odyssey” asks each of the participating artists to represent a personal journey of discovery and growth as an artist. Momentum points in the journey might be new techniques, new content or new relationships to the work. Each artist’s odyssey is unique and is the foundation of her or his mission as an independent artist.

The North Coast Printmakers Collective is a diverse and talented group of established and emerging artists working to express personal

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Metal Fest 2014 – Celebrating the Metal Arts

Students learn blacksmithing with CCC instructor David Curl.

Students learn blacksmithing with CCC instructor David Curl.

 

Local and regional metal arts practitioners, Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery & Public House are collaborating to produce Astoria’s first Metal Fest event – Saturday, July 19, noon to 9pm, at the Fort George Lovell Showroom and Brewery.

The festival will highlight metal artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest and a diverse range of techniques including blacksmithing, bladesmithing, and fabricating in metal. Participating artists include: Vern Wilson, sculptor; Lynn Gledhill, President of the Northwest Blacksmith Association; Mike Neely, Mark Moshofski and David Curl, professional blacksmiths and more.

Artisans will demonstrate their techniques, display their work and offer work for sale. In addition, artists are donating original work for a live auction of work that will be displayed in the Fort George Lovell Showroom gallery. Proceeds from the auction and a percentage of sales will be donated

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Intensive Printmaking Workshop at CCC

Royal Nebeker, Printmaker

Royal Nebeker, Printmaker

Royal Nebeker, internationally known printmaker, will teach a seven week printmaking class at Clatsop Community College this summer for beginning, intermediate, and professional printmakers. The workshop will be conducted on Fridays, 3pm-8pm, and Saturdays, 10am-4pm, beginning June 27 and extending through August 16, and will be held in the CCC Art Center Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria.

Register online at www.clatsopcc.edu/register or call 503-338-2438. You can also register in-person at the Student Services Center, 1717 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm. Cost of this workshop is $340.

Please direct inquiries to: Student Services, 503-338-2438.

Annual CCC Art Student Show Opens May 15

The 2014 Clatsop Community College Art Student Show will be on display at the CCC Art Center Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, from Thursday, May 15 through Friday, June 6. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 15 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

During the reception, cash prizes and award winners will be announced. Thanks to the Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro for its generous support for the student awards. This year’s juror, William M. Ittmann, Jr., will be present at the reception to give a juror’s talk.

The CCC Art Student Show is free and open to the public. CCC Art Center Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and weekends by appointment.

The CCC Art Student Show is an annual juried event that showcases the talents and creativity of the college’s art students. Art students are invited to submit up to three pieces of work created

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Au Naturel People’s Choice Award Announced

Image of Clatsop Community College "Au Naturel" People's Choice Award winning painting, Prey, 44”x30” Watercolor, by Alexandra Becker-Black (Portland, OR USA)

Prey44”x30” Watercolor Alexandra Becker-Black(Portland, OR USA)

Voters selected Alexandra Becker-Black’s watercolor painting entitled Prey for the People’s Choice Award in this year’s Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century exhibit at Clatsop Community College.

Throughout the duration of the show, which opened on January 23rd and was on display through March 20th, visitors were invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award.

In her artist statement, Becker-Black explains that she “aspires to capture an ethereal beauty that transcends reality by using the body itself as an emotional medium,” and “finds beauty to be subtle, simple, elegant, and pure, stripped down to reveal the bare essence of what is true.”

Becker-Black studied art at both PNCA and OCAC in Portland as well as overseas in Italy, earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2007, and is currently based in Portland. For additional information

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Preview Exhibit of Selected Art at Old Town Framing

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Old Town Framing, 1287 Commercial Street in Astoria, will host a Preview Exhibit of selected artwork to be presented at the 2014 Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction to benefit Clatsop Community College. The exhibit opened at 5pm on March 8 as part of the Astoria 2nd Saturday Art Walk and continues through April 6. Viewers will be able to register and begin bidding on the works presented.

 

The 2014 Preview Exhibit features approximately 15 of the more than 60 artists who will be presented at the Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction on April 12 at the Astoria Golf & Country Club. Participating artists include, for example, Roger Dorband, Stirling Gorsuch, Carol Riley, Charles Schweigert, Gin Laughery, David Lee Myers, Neal Maine and Christi Payne. A wide range of media will be represented. In addition to stunning original artwork, the Auction highlights opportunities to participate in activities including

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CCC Visiting Artist Workshop: “Design and Figure Drawing”

Grace Benedict, Self-Portrait with Ginkgo

Grace Benedict, originally from Canada, and now residing on the Gulf Coast, will visit Clatsop Community College to present a workshop entitled “Design and Figure Drawing” on March 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Drawing and Painting Studio, Room 112, 1799 Lexington in Astoria, OR. The workshop will overlap the timeframe of the Winter Term life drawing class, but limited spaces are available to the public for a fee of $25. Please contact Kristin Shauck at 503-338-2472 for registration information and a materials list.

Selected by juror Clint Brown to exhibit in the 2013 Au Naturel exhibit, Benedict was chosen for a special workshop award. In addition to this workshop, RiverSea Gallery will exhibit recent drawings based on the figure that showcase Benedict’s color and design sensibility. Please join the artist for the gallery reception on Saturday March 8, from 5:00

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2014 Au Naturel Reception and Awards

Artists pictured left to right:BACK ROW: Lisa Taylor (Dublin, CA), Andrea Moni (Irvine, CA), Ben Rosenberg (Portland, OR), Deborah Shapiro (Tigard, OR), Patrick Kernan (Portland, OR), Georganne Watters (Rhododendron, OR), Bethany Rowland (Portland, OR), Reed Clarke (Portland, OR), Evan Degenfelder (Lebanon, OR), Joseph Besch (Portland, OR)MIDDLE ROW: Michael Kelly (Beaverton, OR), V.E. Long (Angwin, CA), Soo Ock Ryu(Katy, TX), Ellen Soderquist (Dallas, TX), Alexandra Becker-Black (Portland, OR)FRONT ROW: CCC’s Kristin Shauck, Founding Director of the Au Naturel international competition and Charles Froelick, the 2014 Au Naturel juror and owner/director of Froelick Gallery in Portland, OR.ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: James Archer (not shown, Portland, OR), Annie Heisey (not shown, Portland, OR)

The opening reception of Clatsop Community College’s eighth annual juried art exhibit, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century was held Thursday, January 30, 2014 in the CCC Art Center Gallery.

This year, artists from 28 states, the

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