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Pacific salmon inspire fine art in the 2018 Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show

Summer evening, 2018 boardwalk show by Robert Miller

Summer evening, 2018 boardwalk show by Robert Miller

Pacific salmon inspire fine art in the 2018 Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show Choosing a favorite will be a challenge for visitors to the 2018 Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show. The annual boardwalk display receives consistently positive reviews. But, viewers say this summer’s show may be the best yet, noted curators Ava Richey and Shawn Tempesta. The public call to artists invited submissions on the 2018 theme Salmon Dreams, Marshes and Streams. The works reveal inventive depictions of salmon and water habitat along with unexpected media. Tempesta describes many of the submissions as fine art. “Each year, we think, ‘How are we going to top this one?’ The artists really put their heart and soul into it,” said Tempesta. People’s Choice ballots are available for free at Bandon Bait and Tackle, 110 First St. SE. Voters may

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New works in oil & photography- November 2017 Spotlight Exhibits with AGA

“Wizards Hat” photograph by Chip Phillips

Ashland Gallery Association November Spotlight Exhibits

Photographers’ Gallery

“Into the Woods” photography by Julie Bonney

Julie Bonney is the featured artist at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center. Her new show, “Into The Woods” opens during the First Friday Art Walk on November 3rd.

Julie is a local photographer who finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Muir said, “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” The forest is a beacon for Julie. It invites her to enter and explore more. She feels as though there is a great mystery hiding somewhere within. Her photography explores that mystery and creates a deeper relationship between nature and herself.

“Redwoods” photograph by Julie Bonney

Oak Leaf Studio

Best of 2017- Landscapes by Leif Trygg

For the month of November, Oak Leaf Studio

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On The Dunes

Of my recent work, this painting stands out to me because of its otherworldly nature. The sweeping winds of the Oregon Dunes create a fascinating landscape sand, hardy plant life, and changing light. This painting flew from my online store like a sudden breeze! SOLD

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Many Marvelous Moons

The Oregon Coast inspired me to do a series of moons this winter, and I was thrilled when my favorite Florence shop, Resto-Arts, picked them up. Turns out cool, silvery moons are a hot seller! Get yours while they last!      

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Touch of Autumn

Back in Oregon, I have rented a place on the Siltcoos Lake, near Florence. On a recent warm evening, I wandered down the street from my new house, paints in hand. Just as the sun was setting, intensifying the late-summer hues of the marshy lakeside, one of my favorite recent landscape paintings was born! Price: […]

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Volcanic Coast

Another composition/color harmony/design experiment. Though conceptual, it is influenced by my time here on the Oregon coast, where black volcanic rock can often be seen tumbling away from the land and into the ocean surf. This piece was recently selected as the “pick of the day” on Daily Paintworks and is also showing at KB […]

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Teacher and Student

Mother nature doesn’t think in terms of composition, color harmony or design values, but go on a hike in Oregon and you’ll find these artistic principles all around you. So, I try to learn from the master. This is one experiment I loved well enough to hang at my spot at the KB Gallery in […]

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Oregon Coast Film Festival Call for Submissions

Oregon Coast Film Festival 2015: New documentary challenge

Bandon, OR– Everybody’s got a story to tell. Share yours at the 2015 Oregon Coast Film Festival in Bandon, Oregon. Video storytellers are invited to submit their documentary shorts through September 1.

Film festival founder Dave Wilhite offers a new challenge in 2015: He wants to see “the greatest cranberry story ever told” brought to life on screen. Submissions in the new Cranberry Challenge will be eligible for festival screening and prizes.

A new archive of stock video is available on the festival website, featuring cranberry industry footage and contextual sequences of the Oregon Coast. Documentarians can develop their own Oregon Coast cranberry stories, using the festival’s stock video clips with additional video and photographs of their choosing.

Other categories for documentary shorts are, Historical and Cultural; Tourism, Outdoor and Recreational; and Student Videos. Independent and feature length submissions are also welcome.

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Wind Sculpture

Everything on the coast — from the trees to the sand dunes, clouds and even the marsh water — is shaped by the constant wind. All that varies is how fast the object in question can respond to that invisible force. When a day spent plein air painting results in work this stunning, I wonder […]

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Cleawox Lake

Around Florence, Oregon, Monterey cypress trees grow into the wind with shapely results. Windy scenes are perfect for palette knife work, especially in capturing the subtle color variations in the dunes, sky and water. Price: $250 Media: Oil on canvas Size: 8”x8″

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