Friday, November 6, 2009

Orwick at Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Cannon Beach

Michael Orwick - DragonFire Gallery
Beverly Kindley
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tolovana Inn
3400 South Hemlock St
Artists create masterpieces from raw material in only
one hour. Once completed, each piece is auctioned;
including this years 22nd Annual Stormy Weather
Arts Festival Original by Walter Share. A light

22nd Annual
Stormy Weather
Arts Festival

November 6-8, 2009

DragonFire Gallery
11am-3pm, Artists demos with Michael Orwick & Miska.
4-7pm, Reception with Michael Orwick, Miska, Kathy
Steele & other artists. Catering by Inspired! Café.
Special exhibit about the Mari Rockett Memorial Sculptor.

Sunday November 8, 2009
DragonFire Gallery
11am– 1pm: Brunch Reception with Michael
Orwick, Miska & Kathy Steele. Music by Lee
Clingman, Solo Bluesy Folk Music with catering
by Inspired! Café.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Eugene Plein Air Painter Brooks Hickerson loves rain

Chris Pietsch has put together an inspirational video about rain in Oregon. How do painters in Eugene handle a little moisture?
Find out here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Two Artist Opportunities: Mayor's Invitational (Juried) & Winter Solstice exhibit (Non-juried) for new Keizer Civic Center, Keizer, OR

Mayor’s Invitational (Juried)

(Mayor’s Invitational Prospectus)

The new Civic Center for the City of Keizer offers an exciting opportunity for Northwest artists to showcase approximately 20 pieces of wall art. The pieces to be hung will be selected by jury and will hang from January 29 through December, 2010. The call for art is open to all Northwest artists and all mediums are welcome. All framing and matting must be professional in appearance. For safety purposes Plexiglas must be used, rather than glass. Art hung in this facility will be exposed to natural light and UV protective, non-glare Plexiglas can be used at the artist’s discretion. Unframed art must have edges that are professional in appearance and staples cannot be visible. Freestanding work is not being accepted at this time. Hanging wire is required on all pieces.

Dimension Range:

Width: 18” to 116”

Height: 36” to 48”

Note: It is anticipated that several of the spaces will accept more than one piece of art, a diptych or triptych.


First Place – The City of Keizer will be purchasing one or more pieces which will become part of Keizer’s permanent art collection

Second Place – $400 cash award

Third Place – $250 cash award

Honorable Mention(2)- $100 cash award each

Entry Date and Fees: The jury will make their decision based on the actual piece(s) of art. E-mail entries or CDs containing photographs of the art are not acceptable. The jury will consider only those pieces of art that are physically present. Each entered piece must contain a card with the following information affixed to the back of the piece:

Artist name, telephone number, e-mail address, title of piece, medium, and price (pieces must be offered for purchase).

The entry fee is $25 per piece entered.

Diptychs are $35

Triptychs are $45.

Pieces accepted for display in the Civic Center will be offered for sale to the public and when sold, the artist will receive 70% and Keizer Art Association will retain 30%.

Delivery of art: Friday, January 8, 2010 between 2PM and 7PM at Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd. NE, Keizer, OR.

Art being submitted by mail should be sent to: Keizer Art Association, 980 Chemawa Rd. NE, Keizer, OR 97303 and must include instructions and pre-paid postage for the return of the art. Art that is mailed must be received at the Keizer Art Association by January 8.

Jury Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010. All artists will be notified of jury results by e-mail the evening of January 9, 2010 (do not call). Art not accepted will need to be picked up at the Keizer Civic Center on Sunday, January 10 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. If the art was received by mail, it will be returned accordingly.

Note: the Civic Center does not have storage facilities and the artist must make arrangements to have their art picked up during the hours indicated. Art not picked up will not be insured and liability for it will not be accepted by the City of Keizer, the Keizer Civic Center or Keizer Art Association.

Reception: The unveiling and opening reception for artists, city dignitaries and public friends of the arts is Friday, January 29, 7 p.m. It will be held at the Keizer Civic Center. The reception will include an auction. For further information, see the Keizer Art Association website).

Public Viewing: Saturday and Sunday, January 30 and 31, all art selected by the jury for the Mayor’s Invitational will be on public display. (The art will remain on display throughout the year.) Other activities are planned for both days including the unveiling of the Thomas Dove Keizur Statue at the City of Keizer’s new Civic Center. These activities will be well advertised and attendance is expected to run high throughout both days.

Winter Solstice Art Sale (Non-juried)

(The Winter Solstice Art Sale Prospectus)

You are invited to participate in the Keizer, Oregon two-day art sale event at the City of Keizer’s new Civic Center*. Each artist is invited to bring up to three pieces of art which will be displayed and offered for purchase on Friday, January 29, and Saturday, January 30. The Winter Art Solstice is a weekend-long event, with Friday night and Saturday being the largest event-filled days. Friday night is the Mayor’s Invitational which includes a reception and auction. This event will be attended by local dignitaries, businesses and friends of the arts community.

Saturday’s events are extensive and should be well attended throughout the day. It is expected that the entire Winter Art Solstice will be well-advertised throughout the Marion-Polk county area. The public art for the Civic Center is to be unveiled for the public to see for the first time, as will the bigger than life sculpture of Thomas Dove Keizur. (The statue is permanent to the site and is not offered for sale. The public art that has been accepted by jury through the Mayor’s Invitational 2010 Call for Art is tobe offered for purchase by auction.)

All work offered for sale must be original to the artist and not a reproduction or Giclèe print. All mediums are welcome. Wall art must be framed with a sturdy wire on the back to facilitate display. Unframed, wrap-around canvas is acceptable only if staples are not visible. All 2-D work must not exceed 48” X 48”and 3-D work must be freestanding and 50 lbs or less. (Exceptions to these requirements are only allowed if pre-approved and as space permits.)

Each artist can submit up to three entries. All art must be offered for sale. A 3 X 5” card must accompany each piece and must provide the title of the piece, the medium, price and name of artist. The card should be professional in appearance. Keizer Art Association reserves the right to refuse art deemed inappropriate for public display and to cease accepting art if space limitations become a factor. Entry fees are as follows and must be paid at time art is brought to the Civic Center:

KAA Members:

  • $10 for first piece;
  • $15 for two pieces and diptychs;
  • $20 for three pieces and triptychs.

Non-Members: entry fees are the same as for KAA Members but a one-time(not per piece) non-member fee of $5 is also required.

(For complete information go to Keizer Arts website).

Photos of interior new public building; Keizer Civic Center: