26th Annual Maritime Exhibit: CALL FOR ENTRIES

Download the Call For Entries Entry Form [PDF]
Saturday, July 13 – Saturday, September 28, 2019

Submission deadline: postmarked by Saturday, April 27, 2019

Background:

Coos Art Museum continues its tradition of hosting an annual Maritime Art Exhibition on the scenic southern Oregon Coast. Coinciding with the opening of this annual maritime art exhibit is the Plein-Air/Paint out event for maritime painters. A day of painting outdoors on the Coos Bay; city docks, shipyards, boat basins, sandy beaches, rocky coves, rugged shorelines, dramatic cliffs, lush rain forests and cultured gardens that are all within 10 miles of the Coos Art Museum. The 26th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition is officially recognized and co-sponsored by the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA).

Featured Artist: Calvin Liang was born in Canton, China and today resides in southern California. He completed his art education at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts. In China, his skills as an artist were applied to the theatrical industry where he designed and created sets for operas and musical dramas for the Canton Opera Institute. In 1987, Liang moved to the United States where he began a long and successful career creating visual art for the entertainment and animation industries, which included the Walt Disney and Nickelodeon Studios. In 2002, Liang left his animation career to pursue a full-time career as a fine artist. He is known for both landscape and seascape painting. Liang is a Master Signature Member, Oil Painters of America; Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association; Signature Artist Member of the California Art Club and a Signature Member of ASMA. Among his many awards are: Best of Show at the C.M. Russell Museum, and the American Impressionist Society.

Juror: Brent Jensen (San Francisco, California) has been a full-time studio artist since 2007. Before that he owned a successful architectural illustration company for 12 years and received a B.A. in Art from the University of Utah. He has been featured in the book, Oil Painting with the Masters and published articles in “International Artist”, “Southwest Art”, “Art of the West” and “American Art Collector” magazines. Jensen is a Signature Member of ASMA and exhibited in their 17th National Museum Exhibition which traveled to 6 museums throughout the U.S.

Juror: Buck Braden (Tualatin, Oregon) is widely known for both maritime painting and for figural work. Braden received his M.A. in Art/Printmaking from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas and went on to study figure painting and drawing at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. His maritime paintings have been exhibited at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, Oregon Maritime Museum, Kirsten Gallery in Seattle and the Mystic Maritime Gallery in Mystic, Connecticut. Braden was the Featured Artist in Coos Art Museum’s 16th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition and is a member of ASMA.

Juror: Steve Mayo (Bellingham, Washington) majored in Fine Art including one year at the San Francisco Art Institute. Captain Mayo’s professional art career began in 1970 with featured shows selling his art while he worked on tugboats for Bellingham Tug & Barge Co. In 1975, Mayo left the tugboat industry to pursue art full-time. His art has received many accolades including a first place award at the 1980 Mystic Seaport International Marine Art Exhibition. Mayo was Featured Artist in the 24th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition and is a member of ASMA.

Eligibility:
• Open to all artists producing original maritime themed art works in painting and sculpture, including members of American Society of Marine artists and International Society of Marine Painters.
• If you are submitting a work that is part of a series, the submitted piece MUST be unique and distinguishable from any of your other works of art.
• Works that have previously been exhibited at Coos Art Museum are NOT eligible.
• Submissions are to be ‘recent works’, ones that have been created within the past five (5) years (created in 2013 or newer).
• Works that are accepted must be the same as the digital images entered.
• Paintings – limitation of 60 inches in any one direction this includes the frame and weight limitation of 20 lbs.
• Sculpture – limitation of 60 inches in any one direction and weight limitation of 25 lbs.
• Prints (photo serigraphs, digital or giclée) and photography are not eligible.

Coos Art Museum
235 Anderson Avenue Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
phone: 541-267-3901, fax: 541-267-4877 www.coosart.org

Submission by digital files on compact disk, flash drive or memory card.
Artist may submit a total of up to three (3) entries with a single, non-refundable entry fee of $40.

• Digital files must be in jpg format minimum of 300 dpi at approximately 5” x 7” – 8” x 10” all on one CD-ROM, flash drive or memory card. All devices must be labeled, on the outside, with the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, date completed, and size of the artwork. Name the electronic files as follows:
A_title of work.jpg
B_title of work.jpg

Abbreviate as needed on the electronic file name, but be sure the entry form has complete information.

• NO SLIDE SHOWS, THUMBNAILS etc.
• NO SUBMISSIONS VIA EMAIL WILL BE ALLOWED
• If you are submitting a work that is part of a series, the submitted piece MUST be unique and distinguishable from any of your other works of art. Works that have previously been exhibited at Coos Art Museum are NOT eligible.

All information on the original entry as to title, size and price must remain the same on the accepted entry. Entries must be original in concept, composition and execution. Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly from any published or copyrighted work.

Submission Deadline
Submissions deadline is a postmark of April 27, 2019. Include a check or money order for $40 for up to 3 entries, made out to the Coos Art Museum (non-refundable entry fee) with the submissions and completed entry form. Send to: Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420. ATTN: Maritime. Include with your entry a resume and a self-addressed, 6×9 stamped envelope (SASE) for submission returns, acceptance letter and shipping info / rejection letter information.
Notice of acceptance/rejection will be sent via US MAIL by May 17, 2019.

General Specifications for Accepted Works of Art
Detailed information regarding artwork specifications will be sent with acceptance notifications. However, all accepted painted works must be framed and ready for hanging prior to arrival, and be no more than 60 inches in any one direction, including the frame, nor weigh more than 20 lbs. All accepted sculptures, must be no more than 60 inches in any one direction nor weigh more than 25 lbs. All accepted works will be insured by the Museum from time of arrival until departure.

SALES
Works in the exhibition may be available for sale. Artist agrees to donate 30% of any sale to Coos Art Museum. Artist is to be paid three weeks from end of show. Please price your works with this in mind. Sales made from the Museum are final. Your entry confirms all terms of this agreement.

Shipping of Accepted Works of Art
Detailed information regarding shipping will be sent with acceptance notifications. However, each accepted artist is responsible for the cost of transporting artwork to and from the Coos Art Museum. A $20 handling fee will be charged by the Museum for artwork that is shipped to the Museum without prepaid arrangements or prepaid shipping label in addition to shipping charges. The handling fee covers the time and effort to uncrate, inventory, tag, re-crate works of art and to work with couriers and shipping companies.

Judging and Awards:
Panel of 3 maritime artists will jury the submissions. 8 awards will be given out at the dinner, awards, and art auction event following the Plein Air Paint out on Saturday, July13, 2019.
• Best of Show will receive a cash prize of $750.00 – selected by, Featured Artist.
• Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Award will receive a cash prize of $250.00 – selected by Port Official.
• Coos Art Museum Board of Directors Choice will receive a cash prize of $250.00 – selected by CAM Board.
• People’s Choice Award will receive a cash prize of $250.00 – selected by a vote of museum attendees.
• 4 – Honorable Mention awards

Important Dates:
• April 27, 2019- Deadline for submissions sent to Coos Art Museum.
• May 17, 2019 – Notification of acceptance/rejection and return of non-selected submissions.
• June 15, 2019 – Deadline for registration for Plein-Air Paint Out and Dinner.
• June 29, 2019 – Deadline for receiving accepted artwork.
• July 13, 2019- Plein Air Paint Out, dinner, awards, and art auction.
• September 28, 2019 – Hand retrieval of artwork from 4 – 6 pm.
• September 29, 2019 – Hand retrieval of artwork from 10am – 12:30pm.
• October 1 – October 4, 2019 – Artwork returned via couriers.

Submission Check off list:
• Entry form filled out.
• CD, flash drive or memory card with images.
• SASE – Return self-addressed, 6×9 stamped envelope (with return postage for at least 2 ounces).
• Check to CAM for $40.00 for up to three submissions.

Download the Call For Entries Entry Form [PDF]
Saturday, July 13 – Saturday, September 28, 2019

Submission deadline: postmarked by Saturday, April 27, 2019

CALL TO ARTISTS: Storm Drain Mural Project [PDF]

Contact Email: arted@coosart.org
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
Project Deadline: June 30th, 2019

Description of Project:
The city of Coos Bay, Coos Watershed Association, Coos Art Museum and Coos Bay Downtown Association are working together to create a Storm Drain Mural Walk. The murals along the Mural Walk will serve as a visual reminder that all things landing on the street, wash down the drain and directly into the bay. The walk will also serve as community beautification and bring attention to downtown businesses and events. Mural paintings will be part of a live painting event that takes place during The Blackberry Arts Festival, August 24th and 25th, 2019. After the event, a brochure mapping the murals and their locations will be available in the Visitor Center and promoted as “The Storm Drain Mural Walk” creating ongoing education.

A selection committee, comprised of one member from each of the above mentioned partners, will make final selections, as well as final decisions of locations and drains assigned to each artist based on the entries submitted.

Mission Statement:
To create a visceral reaction in viewers that brings awareness to watershed issues, reduces storm water pollution and artfully revitalizes our downtown.

Details:
 Storm drains have different sizes and different configurations. To view examples of the drains, visit www.coosart.org/art-education/. Storm drain areas will be pressure washed before painting event, but not primed.
 Artists will be supplied with the following: paint (in a limited palette for maintenance ease and visual cohesiveness), brushes, rags, buckets and water. Artists need to be prepared to work on uneven surfaces. The murals can go around the drain and up onto the sidewalk, but, for the most part stay out of the street and off the metal grate of the drain. The paints used will be the color equivalent to: pthalo blue, bright aqua green, quinacridone magenta, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, titanium white and mars black. Artists will be supplied with the exterior latex color equivalents although they do not always mix the same as artists’ quality acrylics. A top coat will then be used to coat and protect the murals.

 All murals are required to have the text “#nofilter” in them. Murals can have more text, as desired.
 Artists are responsible for personal travel expenses, room and board expenses, and any supplemental supplies they require.

Artists Scope of Work:
 Submit digital or physical image of original works intended for storm drain mural. Images may be used for promotional materials before and after event, but images will be returned to the artists.
 Participate in live painting event on the days of the festival (August 24th and/or August 25th)
 Participate in the brief education seminar before the event so artists can answer potential
questions asked about the project during the live painting event. Eligibility:
 Open to all artists producing original works of art related to the mission statement of the project and who are able to paint mural during the scheduled festival times.
 Submissions (digital or physical) must be original in concept, composition and execution. Image should be in color (medium of your choice) and using the color palette described above. Submissions must be a color rendering of what the artist is prepared to apply to the drain and not, simply an example of the type of work created by the artist.

Submission requirements:
– A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 5 artworks may be submitted per artist.
– Submissions must be postmarked or hand delivered no later than June 30th, 2019
– Submissions by digital files on compact disk, flash drive or memory card, must be in jpg format with a minimum of 300dpi and approximately 5” x 7” – 8” x 10”. All devices must be labeled, on the outside, with the artist’s name, title of work, media used and intended final dimensions.
– Physical submissions must be approximately 9” x 12” – 20” x 30” and labeled on the back with
the artists name, title of work, media used, and intended final dimensions.
– NO SLIDE SHOWS OR THUMBNAILS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
– NO SUBMISSIONS VIA EMAIL WILL BE ACCEPTED

Questions?
Contact Josie Keating, Coos Art Museum Director of Education, at arted@coosart.orgSend submissions to:
Coos Art Museum
attn.: Storm Drain Mural Project 235 Anderson
Coos Bay, OR 97459
or 541.217.0830.