Exhibitions & Events

Unless otherwise noted exhibition opening receptions correspond with the first day of an exhibition 5-7 pm.

CAM Adult and kids classes [click here]

February 17 – April 8, 2017

River of Bronze

Invitational sculpture exhibition Bronze is an art media with a tradition spanning four millennia. Used to express ideas, spiritual to utilitarian, bronze – an alloy of copper and tin – arose with early civilizations and continues in importance to this day.
MAGGIE KARL, VAUGHAN, AND PERKINS GALLERY

February 24 – April 8, 2017

VISION 2017

Annual art competition for high school students from throughout southern Oregon. Sponsored in part by Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation.
UNO RICHTER ATRIUM GALLERY, MABEL HANSEN GALLERY, CLARE WEHRLE COMMUNITY
GALLERY

March 3- Wine Walk 5-7:30 pm

March 18 – CAM Community Day 11 am – 3 pm. Check our Facebook page for details; facebook.com/coosartmuseum

April 7 – Wine Walk 5-7:30 pm

April 14 – July 1, 2017

Expressions West 2017

This juried exhibition presents sixty-five recent paintings by sixty-four artists residing in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.
MAGGIE KARL, VAUGHAN, and PERKINS GALLERIES

April 14 – July 1, 2017

Juror of Expressions West 2016

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 Expressions West exhibition. Katherine Chang-Liu will be presenting a free public discussion about Expressions and Palimpsest on Saturday April 15 at 1pm.
MABEL HANSEN GALLERY

April 14 – July 1, 2017

Ship Models and Maritime Art from the Permanent Collection

Two exhibitions combine to celebrate Coos Bay’s Festival of Sail, June 1 through 4. Included are two-dimensional art works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection and model ships on loan for the exhibition. Most of the models were constructed by the late Paul Carter of Madras.
UNO RICHTER ATRIUM GALLERY

April 14 – July 1, 2017

Nautical Charts and Models

Provided by Coos Bay’s Boat Building Center, the display features nautical charts and half-ship models.
CLARE WEHRLE COMMUNITY GALLERY

April 15

CAM Community Day 11 am – 3 pm.

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May 5

Wine Walk 5-7:30 pm

May 20

CAM Community Day 11 am – 3 pm.

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June 2

Wine Walk 5-7:30 pm

June 17

CAM Community Day 11 am – 3 pm.

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July 7

Wine Walk 5-7:30 pm

July 8

Maritime Plein Air / Wet Paint Fundraiser and dinner 5-8 pm

July 8 – September 23, 2017

24th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition

Annual juried exhibition of Maritime themed art from artists around the country.
MAGGIE KARL and VAUGHAN GALLERIES

July 8 – September 23, 2017

Featured Maritime Artist: Steve Mayo

Pacific Northwest marine artist Steve Mayo has had a lifetime interest in maritime art and history.
Mayo learned technique and composition with the noted watercolor artist Charles Mulvey in Seaview, Washington. He majored in Fine Art including one year at the San Francisco Art Institute. His professional art career began in 1970 with featured shows selling his art while he worked on tugboats for Bellingham Tug & Barge Co.
PERKINS GALLERY

July 14 – October 7, 2017

ZZ Wei

Wei’s style and imagery are heavy with references to Americana. However, they are abstractions of his views. Richly complex, they are filled with humor and loneliness, peacefulness and pain. They balance on the knife-edge of meaning, tempting those who choose to look beyond the mundane to experience a unique and timeless look at life.
UNO RICHTER ATRIUM GALLERY

July 14 – October 7, 2017

Betty LaDuke

Oregon artist and writer Betty LaDuke has gained an international reputation for her murals, paintings, and sketches. Her work tends to express socialist progress and life’s continuity, from images of America’s civil rights struggles, such as Play Free (1968), to women’s struggles for survival in war-ridden, spoiled lands, such as Eritrea/Ethiopia: Where Have All the Fathers Gone (1998). Other thematic elements in her work include animals, rituals, and celebrations, which LaDuke uses to illustrate similarities among geographically and traditionally disparate cultures.
MABEL HANSEN GALLERY

July 14 – October 7, 2017

TBD

CLARE WEHRLE COMMUNITY GALLERY

July 15

CAM Community Day 11 am – 3 pm.

Check our Facebook page for details; facebook.com/coosartmuseum

August 4

Wine Walk 5-7:30 pm

September 1

Wine Walk 5-7:30 pm

October 6

Wine Walk 5-7:30 pm

October 7, 2017 5-8 pm

Fall Fling for the Arts- Annual Fundraiser

Art Sales, Wine, Dinner, and Fun!
Silent auction items include original works of art by local artists, goods and services.
MAGGIE KARL GALLERY

October 13 – December 9, 2017

All Things Salmon

Salmon Themed National Juried Competition
MAGGIE KARL, VAUGHAN, and PERKINS GALLERIES

October 13 – December 9, 2017

Heads Up-the Satirical Art of Stan Fullerton

Local Coos Bay artist whose oil paintings are bright and colorful.
UNO RICHTER ATRIUM GALLERY

October 13 – December 9, 2017

Dolores Lusitana Photography

Doloras is a Venice, California Photographer who uses nature and water to create beautiful photographic abstracts.
MABEL HANSEN GALLERY

October 13 – December 9, 2017

Supplemental Salmon (not confirmed)

CLARE WEHRLE COMMUNITY GALLERY

November 3

Wine Walk 5-7:30 pm

December 1

Wine Walk 5-7:30 pm

December 15, 2017 – February 11, 2018

High Fiber Diet

Fiber Arts exhibition by a fiber arts group out of Eugene.
MAGGIE KARL, VAUGHAN, and PERKINS GALLERIES

December 15, 2017 – February 11, 2018

South Coast Woodworkers

The South Oregon Coast is known for its wood and wood workers. This exhibition highlights some of this local talent, featuring many pieces of fine furniture.
UNO RICHTER ATRIUM GALLERY

December 15, 2017 – February 11, 2018

Jean Kyle / Sunny Kudo; People’s Choice award winners of Cam Biennial 2016

Jean Kyle is a native Oregonian who lives in Coos Bay. Her favorite medium is watercolor.
Sunny Kudo is a Bandon artist and mostly works with wood and carving hard shell gourds.
MABEL HANSEN GALLERY

December 15, 2017 – February 11, 2018

TBD

CLARE WEHRLE COMMUNITY GALLERY