18th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit

First floor of the Museum: July 30, 2011 – October 1, 2011

Annual juried exhibition of the best Maritime-themed art from artists around the country. Sponsored by the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists. Click here to see a slideshow presentation of the accepted entries and award winners. Click here for a Tour of the Maritime Galleries

Show Awards:

Best of Show Life Goes On in Coos Bay by William Selden
Port Award Gig Harbor Historic Dock by Jerry D. Mitchell
Directors Award Early Ice by Steven Lush
People’s Choice Award My Friends at the Dock by Harold W. Johnson

Perkins Gallery: July 30, 2011 – October 1, 2011

Featured Maritime Artist – Don McMichael of North Bend, Oregon

Known for his depictions of whales and other marine mammals Don has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has received awards from notable exhibitions such as the Audubon Society and Mystic Seaport international shows. He is an artist member of the American Society of Marine Artists and of the U. S. Coast Guard Artists’ Group.
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In the Uno E. Richter Atrium: July 30, 2011 – October 1, 2011

Frames Around Oregon Agriculture

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) has selected 20 works from the Art About Agriculture permanent collection to celebrate Oregon agriculture. The College’s Art About Agriculture program began in 1983 to promote artists and to foster their collaboration with the College in telling the story of agriculture through visual art. Today, the Art About Agriculture permanent collection includes 176 artists.
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In the Mabel Hansen Gallery: July 30, 2011 – October 1, 2011

Inspirations of the Coast

Since its beginnings in 1966, the Coos Art Museum’s Permanent Collection has grown to over 545 works. Many of these are by Coastal artists who were inspired by the unique landscape of the Pacific Coast.
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Wine Walk

Friday August 5, 2011  5 to 7PM – Wine Walk starts at CAM, costs $10 to participate, and proceeds benefit the Museum.  The Museum will open that evening with no admission. This event will include an informal reception for the OSU and CAM exhibitions. The public is invited to attend in addition to Wine Walk participants.


Clare Wehrle Community Gallery

In April Coos Art Museum was bequeathed 63 framed photographs by Coos Bay photographer Carol Knapp.  These photographs are to be sold to benefit the Museum. A selection depicting maritime themes will be on view.

 

Plein Air Paint Out: July 30, 2011