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@Backstreet: Pattie Brooks Anderson and Stephanie Ames

Pattie Brooks-Anderson, Stephanie Ames featured at Backstreet in March “The Spirit of Being” is a body of unique artwork by two of Backstreet’s finest artists, Pattie Brooks-Anderson and Stephanie Ames. You’re invited to a catered reception on Saturday, March 14, 3-5PM, 1421 Bay St. with guitarist, Michael Erbentraut. Read More...

Call to Artists - Another Fun Backstreet Challenge

Backstreet Gallery is calling all artists to face the challenge, “About Face”. Every year Backstreet chooses an object as a challenge for all interested creative artists. The public is invited to enter this challenge by acquiring, from Backstreet Gallery, a blank face or two, and an entry form containing any rules and due dates that may apply. Then take your creativity to the nth degree! Let your imagination go wild in the completion and your interpretation of “About Face”! Entry forms available Mar 18.

@ Coming Up: Coos Art Museum presents "Expressions West 2015" - April 24 thru June 25

Expressions West is a biennial juried exhibit open to thirteen western states including Hawaii and Alaska. This year there were over 295 submissions by 97 artists. A total of 62 pieces were selected for the show by Juror Brian Hoover. An opening reception for the artists will be held on April 24th at the Coos Art Museum. The work of two local artists is among the selected works. Stay tuned...


Jan Woodford@ FRAA ~ Jan Woodford showing several portrait paintings at FRAA's "Portrait Exhibit" during March. Reception: Mar 14th 3 to 5 pm.

Jan says, "Although I love to paint landscapes, painting people is just as satisfying. People's faces have as much variety as landscape. Getting to know their personalities helps me add more dimension to their portraits."

During March and April the FRAA organization is featuring an exhibit of portraits. Jan's work is included in this show. A reception for all the artists will be held Saturday, Mar 14th at the FRAA.

Jan Woodford received Best of Show in the Little Dickens miniature show, and is looking forward to her exhibit of pastel landscapes to be held at the Backstreet Galley in April.


gallery Logo@ KennethBGallery ~ JOANN CHARTIER Show extended through Saturday, March 21st

Please stop by the gallery or call 541-999-5875 for a private viewing of JoAnn Chartier's fabulous paintings through March 21st! The gallery has received numerous compliments and her paintings have been the backdrop of many amazing events during the course of this show.


Coming Up @ KBGallery: : DiMuro & Richard Russell ~ March 26th ~ Artists Reception: Sunday, March 29th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Dimuro and RussellFlorence's local artists DiMuro and Richard Russell will open on March 26th with thought provoking imagery that juxtaposes similar psychological content, yet contrast in artistic style.  DiMuro creates masterfully composed collages that lead viewers into imaginations of piercing and unavoidable truths.  These are symbols of an external world laden with social and political ills that fester and abuse an innocent internal, unconscious psyche. Richard Russell's work, however, leads us more slowly to similar dark spaces by way of sensually lit masculine people-scapes. His subjects appear timelessly lonely, yet bristle with life. Indeed, Richard Russell's works moves us like "eyes" looking "in to souls"; DiMuro's collages are the souls looking out. KennethBGallery

ONE ON ONE OIL PAINTING with F. MICHAEL WOOD

Sunday, March 22nd 1:00 - 4:00 PM Oil and water-based oil painting Cost: $125

BEGINNING DRAWING POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL with SK Lindsey

Mondays, 2:00 - 5:00 PM Beginning April 1st Cost: $60 for 4 sessions ($15 each) Walk-in: $20 per session. Read more...

PRINT 'N SIP RETURNS TO THURSDAYS

Open studio and/or instruction with SK Lindsey Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 6:00 - 9:00 PM Cost: $60 for 4 sessions ($15 each) Walk-in: $20 per session


VIEW FINDERS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
March 2015 Photo Contest : Black and White

CAthy WassonJane PittengerCurt Peters

The theme for March was Black & White. In today's modern world where everything has to be in spectacular color, the roots of photograph, back and white, can be overlooked. The winners of this month's contest gave us reason not to do so.

First place went to Cathy Wasson with a wonderful photo of an aging boat sitting along the Siuslaw River. Second place was captured by Jane Pittenger titled “Home With a View in B&W”. It was likely something in its time. Curt Peters captured third place with a really stunning photo of an older Buick.

Next month's meeting will be Monday, April 6 in the Bromely room of the library. The theme for April is “Creative Self Portraits”. This will be interesting!

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.

GALLERIES ON THE TOUR:

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. The next tour is Sept. 13, However you may enjoy the galleries during their regular hours also.


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