Coos Bay, OR − Rocks, Vines and Lines in the Sand, an exhibition of photography and sculptural works by Susan Dimock, will be on display at Coos Art Museum. Dimock an artist from Bandon, Oregon is exhibiting in the Mabel Hansen Gallery at the Museum July 17 through October 2, 2021.

Susan Dimock is a social worker and psychotherapist turned nature photographer based in Bandon, Oregon. She specializes in both birds and oceanscapes, large and small. Susan has done extensive tourism and contract work and her images have been utilized throughout the nation in print and in online publications.

Regarding seven years work on the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge project Dimock said, “My initial goal was simply to learn how to photograph the Oregon coastline and its wildlife. However, during the process of countless days of walking the beaches with my camera, something more occurred within me…. I gained a heightened awareness that this sublime landscape is home to many creatures and that it is a dynamic, complex ecosystem. In tandem with this, came the knowledge that it had become a profound refuge for me as well.”

A free public opening reception for Rocks, Vines and Lines in the Sand will take place Friday July 23 from 5 to 7 pm at the same time as a reception for an exhibition by Ashland, Oregon painter Claire Duncan titled Reflections on the Human Epoch.

Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of art 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. Free to active duty military through the Blue Star Museum Program.