Maritime Art from the Coos Art Museum Permanent Collection – Ship Models by Paul Carter – Nautical Charts

Coos Bay – From April 14 to July 1, 2017 several exhibitions combine to celebrate Coos Bay’s Festival of Sail. Coos Art Museum has been hosting its Annual Maritime Art Exhibition for more than two decades and in that time has be able acquire a significant collection of maritime themed art. A selection of these works will be on display in its Uno E. Richter Atrium Gallery including works by several local artists such as Charles Edmunds (Charles of Charleston), and Dutch Mostert.

 

Also in the Richter Gallery we will be featuring ship models by the late model builder Paul Carter of Madras, Oregon. Carter grew up in the ship building community of Falmouth in Cornwall, England. After an apprenticeship in a local shipyard and a degree in engineering he served as an officer in the British Merchant Navy. His travels all over the world and many hour at sea lead to an interest in ship modeling. Moving to California in the 1960s his career changed direction when he became involved with the aerospace industry, Hughes Aircraft and North American Rockwell. After retirement the modeling of ships again became a focus of his attention and some of his finest works will be on display at the Museum.

 

At the same time in the Clare Wehrle Community Gallery we will also have a display of Nautical Charts provided by the Coos Bay’s Boat Building Center. All three exhibitions are on display to celebrate Coos Bay’s Festival of Sail which will take place from June 1 through June 4, 2017.

 

Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies the historic 1936 Art Deco US 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.

 

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Winning Awards Announced for Expressions West 2017 exhibition at Coos Art Museum

statewide exhibitions and competitions from coast to coast. She has exhibited in over 45 solo exhibitions including shows in Rome, Italy, Lyon, France and Copenhagen, Denmark. Among many awards, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Watercolor USA Honor Society. Her works are found in over 1100 public, private and corporate collections. Katherine Chang Liu’s own paintings are also on display at the Museum in the Mabel Hansen Gallery. Her two-person exhibition Palimpsest with artist Eileen Senner runs consecutively with Expressions West.

 

Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies the historic 1936 Art Deco US 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.

 

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Expressions West 2017 Exhibition at Coos Art Museum

Coos Bay – From April 14 to July 1, 2017 Coos Art Museum will be exhibiting the Expressions West 2017 juried painting competition. Artists from thirteen western states were invited to compete in this annual event. Juror Katherine Chang Liu selected sixty-five paintings by sixty-four artists residing in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.

 

The opening reception for Expressions West 2017 will take place on April 14 from 5 to 7 pm. The public is invited to attend. We anticipate that many of the participating artists will also be in attendance. An awards ceremony begins at 6 PM and Ms. Chang Liu will present the prize awards for the competition. The three prizes are $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place and $250 for the third place award. Honorable mentions will also be announced during the ceremony. We welcome all to come meet the artists and juror at the opening reception.

 

Juror Katherine Chang Liu, a Los Angeles based artist, combines abstractions with collaged elements to produce strong personal narratives and wonderful painterly works. She has been a museum co-curator, lecturer and teacher of considerable international influence. With her extensive background she has been the invited juror for over 80 national, regional and statewide exhibitions and competitions from coast to coast. She has exhibited in over 45 solo exhibitions including shows in Rome, Italy, Lyon, France and Copenhagen, Denmark. Among many awards she received the Lifetime Achievement Award, from Watercolor USA Honor Society. Her works are found in over 1100 public, private and corporate collections. Chang Liu will be conducting a walk through tour of Expressions West on Saturday April 15 at 1 PM followed by a tour/talk about Palimpsest an exhibition she shares with Eileen Senner. This program is free to the public and promises to be a very special event.

 

Artists accepted into the Expressions West 2016 exhibition include:

Oregon artists – Doug Anderson, Martin Anderson, Susan Applegate, Ruth Armitage, Marjorie Black, Sherrie Brooks, David Castleberry, Pete Chasar, Patricia J. Cink, Jane Conkling, Karen Cruickshank, Claire Duncan, M.E. Dunham, Alexandra Eyer, Heather Fox, Judith R. Ginsburg, Margaret Godfrey, Richard Herr, Carol D. Howard, Sharon Jensen, Morgan Johnson, Susan Lehman, Geoffrey McCormack, Diana Milia, Richard Newman, Lynne Osgood, Walt Padgett, Becky Phillips, Patricia Renner, Sher Rosenberg, Sandra Sarff-Aleman, Claudia Schouten-Jones, Pat Snyder, Sarita Southgate, Mary Lou Stebbins, Victoria Tierney, Connie C. Vincent, Kimberly Wurster, Christine Zachary

Washington artists – Carole Barrer, Austin Dwyer, Charles Fawcett, Frank Gaffney, Steve Hu, James A. Jacobson, Suzanne Kueckelhan, Naoko Morisawa, Judith G. Smith,

E.L. Stewart

California artists – Ellery Akers, Catherine Boyer, Yi Shin Chiang, Mei-Ying Dell’Aquila, Eric Johnston, Karen Kramer, Dana Mano-Flank

Colorado artists – June Galaz, Doug Martin, Teri McCans

Idaho artists – Pam Demo, Bonnie Peacher, Marina Zavalova

New Mexico artist – Dianne Maher

Alaska artist – Virginia M.Z. Gourley

 

Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies the historic 1936 Art Deco US 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.

 

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Palimpsest at Coos Art Museum

Coos Bay – From April 14 to July 1, 2017 Coos Art Museum will be exhibiting Palimpsest: Art by Katherine Chang Liu and Eileen Senner. The word palimpsest is defined as something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form. In their artworks, both artists explore the concept of traces of the past or other objects visible within the compositions of their works. Both Senner and Chang Liu are residents of southern California and Chang Liu is the juror of the concurrent Expressions West exhibition.

 

Eileen Senner has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Art Fellowships and several Scripps College Faculty Research Grants. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate University. Her art is in the collections of Yale University Art Gallery and Pomona College Museum of Art, and has been exhibited throughout the United States. “Painting reminds me of what I don’t know but what I recognize as familiar. I pursue this just-beyond-reach ancient wisdom using fragmented classical torsos and fleeting wild animal “ghosts” in the search for what’s left, what endures, remains, sustains–what it means to be an embodied, wild, beautiful human animal.”

 

Katherine Chang Liu, combines abstractions with collaged elements to produce strong personal narratives and wonderful painterly works. She has been a museum co-curator, lecturer and teacher of considerable international influence. With her extensive background she has been the invited juror for over 80 national, regional and statewide exhibitions and competitions from coast to coast. She has exhibited in over 45 solo exhibitions including shows in Rome, Italy, Lyon, France and Copenhagen, Denmark. Among many awards she received the Lifetime Achievement Award, from Watercolor USA Honor Society. Her works are found in over 1100 public, private and corporate collections.

 

Chang Liu will be conducting a walk through tour of Expressions West on Saturday April 15 at 1 PM followed by a tour/talk about Palimpsest. This program is free to the public and promises to be a very special event.

 

Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies the historic 1936 Art Deco US 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.

 

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