Above Images: Cauldron by Joyce Spicer, _Limbs Akimb_o by Mary Farrell, Fox by Liv Rainy-Smith, Calm Before the Storm by Jonnel Covault
We believe that Coos Art Museum (CAM) is one of the best kept secrets on Oregon’s South Coast. For the last 5 decades, CAM has been an important piece of our state’s cultural landscape providing countless opportunities for the extraordinary artists living in our region.
So next time you are visiting Oregon’s South Coast, be sure to add this hidden cultural gem to your itinerary, you’ll be glad you did! Here is a run down of their new exhibits visitors are invited to check out this winter.
Coos Art Museum presents, From Here to There, an exhibition of original fine art prints by members of Print Arts Northwest. The exhibition, which will be held in the Museum’s Maggie Carl and Vaughan Galleries runs from December 11, 2015 to February 6, 2016 and opens with a free public opening from 5 to 7pm on Friday, December 11.
Founded in 1981 as the Northwest Print Council. Print Arts Northwest creates opportunities to represent professional printmakers in the greater Northwest Region and educate the general public about printmaking. This exhibition highlights the wide array of aesthetics and techniques employed by more than three decades of Print Arts Northwest Artists. The exhibition, From Here to There, is one of the largest in Print Arts Northwest’s history and features artists from all corners of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
The studio and offices of Print Arts Northwest are located at the Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 97219.
From December 11, 2015 to February 13, 2016 Coos Art Museum will be featuring a solo exhibition of artist Joyce H. Spicer in the Mabel Hansen Gallery. Spicer was selected for a one-person exhibition at Coos Art Museum after her large and vibrant multi – media vase form sculpture “Copper Cauldron” won the People’s Choice prize in the 2014 CAM Biennial.
Port Orford resident, Joyce H. Spicer uses a combination of natural materials and hand-made paper to create unique basket forms. She studied at Oregon State College in Ashland and under several local weavers. The exhibition opens with a free public reception from 5 to 7pm on Friday December 11. It would be a wonderful time to meet the artist.
Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies the historic 1936 Art Deco U.S. Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members.
Coos Art Museum invites you to attend the opening reception for The Coos Art Museum Staff Art Show, an exhibition featuring art works created by the folks who make your art museum happen. The exhibition runs from December 11, 2015 to February 6, 2016 and a free public reception takes place from 5 to 7pm on Friday December 11. It would be a wonderful time to meet the artists and see the wide variety of works that they produce.
Among the works on display will be examples of: photography, stained glass, painting, mixed media, collage, woodblock printing, ceramics, and fiber art. The participating artists include: Betty Bangs, Deryl Beebe, Joy Bradford-Glaesman, Steven Broocks, Archi Davenport, S. L. Donaldson, Liv Drahos, Carol Hanlin, Genevieve Hartin, Marie Tricia Hayden, Linda Mecum, Paula Reise, Dana Rieck, Kathleen Sizemore, Pat Snyder, Graham Wickham and Debbie Will.
Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies the historic 1936 Art Deco U.S. Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members. To learn more, visit www.coosart.org.