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The Art Of Katheryn Davis, Volume One & Two

1. The Art of Katheryn Davis, Volume One: Includes 220 paintings, sketches, posters and cards. The hardcover book is 11 x 8-1/2, 248-pages, full-color, professionally printed & bound. $75.00

2. The Art Of Katheryn Davis, Volume Two: Includes 380 paintings & sketches that were not in Volume One. The hardcover book is 11 x 8-1/2, 350-pages, full-color, professionally printed & bound. $110.00

Both books, written and compiled by Leroy Krzycki, offer Katheryn's thoughts on artists, workshops, and on being an artist, including insights into what attracted and inspired this award-winning artist.

Volume One & Two are available online at KatherynDavis.com and Quiet Waters Gallery.

Kenneth B Gallery Art Studios offers new weekly French and Art classes

The Kenneth B Gallery, located at 1458 1st Street in old town Florence, now features working art studios for artists, and offers a new line-up of weekly classes. Gigi Lassan, Founder of France Exchange School and winner of the “Family Choice Award”, continues to offer Beginning French language classes for adults every Tuesday, from 10:30 – 12:00 PM, and intermediate and advanced classes from 1:00 – 2:30 PM.

Beginning October 6th, Gigi will teach two new fun filled classes for children. On Tuesdays, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM she discusses art history while teaching painting skills for ages 5 to 10 years old in “French Impressionism / Painting for Children”; on Wednesdays, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Gigi will teach “Fun with French”, a beginning language class where she utilizes exciting games such as French Bingo, crossword puzzles, songs, fabulous art projects and much more! Here children will be exposed to French sounds and practice French basic conversation. In “Fun with French”, children discover the pleasure of speaking, understanding, writing and reading a new language in no time at all.

Classes for adults cost $80 for 4 sessions, and classes for children are $60 for 4 sessions.

For those who enjoy drawing from a live model, the gallery also offers bi-weekly adult figure drawing sessions that are now held at a new time on Wednesdays, from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. Cost: $20 per session. For more information go to KennethBGallery.com, or call the gallery at 541-999-5875 or Gigi Lassan at 541-991-3000.

@ Backstreet Gallery ~ Smoley and Phillips Featured

Glass artist, Jayne Smoley’s and oil painter Tamarah Phillip’s October show at Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, October 10th, 3-5PM will bring the warmth of oils and the coolness of glass that enrich these two art forms.

Jane Smoley’s works, a variety of geometric shaped pieces in vibrant glass, include bowls, plates, hanging designs, starfish, jewelry, nightlights, wall sconces and custom light fixtures. Her glowing pendants are dichroic eye-catchers. All pieces are layered and kiln fired at 1500 degrees Fahrenheit for an average of 20 hours and often cold worked, then returned to the kiln. Read More...

With a very distinctive style enveloped in linear designs, organic shapes and vibrant colors, Tamarah Phillips captures her subject in an other-worldly fantasy. Having a seamstress for a mother surrounded her with fabrics, textures and patterns gave impetus to her intuitive work.

“Design beyond your skill, and then raise the level of your skill to fulfill it”

Her father serving as a military Safety Officer, so Tamarah has lived all around the states. She also lived in Germany for six years. She and her father took walks in the forest where he regaled her with historic stories and fairy tales. Read More:

Viewfinders have a busy summer...

There were no formal meetings of the camera club over the summer, but the members were busy with three themes to shoot. They were judged at our belated September meeting. For the Theme “Green with Envy”, Jane Pittenger took first place with a photo of a green frog looking enviously at a bug on the head of a blue poisonous dart frog. Second place went to Mary Nulty with a photo of a very green caterpillar and third was captured by Curt Peters with a late evening photo of Smith Rock.

“Waterfalls” was won by Cathy Wasson with a lovely photo of Sweet Creek Falls in Autumn. Second place went to Curt Peters with a somewhat surreal take on a collection of smaller falls on Sweet Creek. Third place went to Rudy Gargioni with a picture of proxy falls.

The final theme was “Photographs of Other Photographers”. First place went to Betty Romero with a capture of club member Steven Jones at the Newport Bridge. Second place went to Jane Pittenger with a photo of a photographer and his helper standing in the middle of Smith River while a blue heron looks on. And third place was won by John Colwell taking a picture of a photographer trying to take a picture of a fawn who was trying to mooch a snack from him and was too close. The photos were all wonderful and proved the summer wasn't wasted.

Read more on Viewfinder's Club

Second Saturday Art Gallery Tour

The Second Saturday Gallery Tour from 3-5PM has begun. Get locations and phone numbers here.


Backstreet Gallery: 1421 Bay St. Open daily 10-6PM
Old Town Coffee and Gallery: 125 Nopal St. Open Daily 8-6PM
The Gallery Above the Silver Lining Boutique: 2217 Highway 101. Open Mon. – Sat. Open 11-5:30 PM.
Vardanian Gallery: 1287 Bay St. Open Sat., Sun.: 12-5 PM
River Gallery: 1335 Bay St., Open daily 11-5PM
Pacific Frameworks: 2420 Hwy. 101 * Store hours Tues. through Sat. 11-5PM * 541 997-1138 local artists plus framing.
The Siuslaw Public Library: 1460 9th St. Open Mon. 10-6 PM, Tues. & Wed. 10-8 PM, Thurs.& Sat. 10-6PM Sun. 1-5PM
FRAA - Florence Regional Arts Alliance is located at 4969 Hwy. 101. Suite #4 -Open Tuesday - Friday 12-4PM and Saturday 9-4PM.
Kenneth B. Gallery & Print Lab Project - The hours are Wednesday - Sunday 1-8PM, or by appointment (541-999-5875). (Located behind the Old Town Coffee Shop)
FEC Florence Events Center: 715 Quince St. Click here to see info.

Start your tour at any gallery and enjoy the outstanding Florence art community.

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