OCCA's November e-newsletter: Met Opera excitement continues, The Art of Giving, Nye Beach Banner Auction, VAC November shows.
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This box will be raffled off at the Auction Part on Nov. 27.

Runyan Gallery

Nov. 4-27
Baskets, Bowls & Boxes

A benefit exhibition for Samaritan Pacific Communities Health District Foundation (PCHDF) Art Care, Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) educational programming, and the artists, will open in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC) on Nov. 4 to kick off a month-long silent auction. An opening reception is schedule for 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the VAC. More than 25 local artists will show their work, and all items will be available for bidding at the concluding Auction Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 27. In addition to the auction, there will be a raffle for an exotic wooden box from Kyoto, Japan with 16 drawers, all of different woods, each with different sized compartments (pictured). Raffle tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5, and can be purchased at the Runyan Gallery or at the PCHDF office at 930 SW Abbey Street, Newport. OCCA and PCHDF staff will also have tickets for sale.
"Intrusion 7," monoprint, by Jana Demartini

Upstairs Gallery

Nov. 4-26
Intrusions: Monoprints by Jana Demartini

Opening reception: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at the Visual Arts Center (VAC). "Intrusions” is a series of monoprints that express Demartini’s awareness of the “environmental problems our planet faces, which we, humans, help to create." In this series she uses various forms of grids to illuminate the “threatening feeling of intrusion on the natural landscape. The grid, mostly black or red, is super-imposed over the image of a landscape, sometimes jutting out of the frame thus creating a sense of instability or invasion. Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has images or lines that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, where there are multiple originals. She works with water based printing inks that are less toxic and clean up with water instead of solvents.
Jimmy Frankfort penned this cartoon for the annual Pushpin Show he founded.

Runyan Gallery

Dec. 3-31
21st Annual Pushpin Community Art Show

Opening reception: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Visual Arts Center (VAC). Students, beginners, emerging and established artists, craftsmen, poets, and composers of any age are welcome to participate. Bring your best artwork to the VAC, between 10am and 4pm Dec. 2 or 3. Call VAC director Sally Houck at 541-265-6569 or email her for more information. PushPin Show rules:
  1. The artwork must be original.
  2. You must be able to hang your work with just 4 or fewer pushpins.
  3. Work should be no larger than 36” x 36.”  
  4. This is a family oriented community show; work should be appropriate for all audiences.
  5. Artwork may be for sale, and we encourage you to put a price on your work. OCCA retains a 30% commission if you are an OCCA member and a 35% commission for those who are not members. Commissions support exhibits in the two VAC galleries.
The YAA gallery and shop at the Nye Beach Turnaround.

Coastal Profile

OCCA welcomes the continuing partnership and membership of the Yaquina Art Association (YAA) in Newport. YAA is a community based non-profit art organization whose primary purpose is to provide art education and promote appreciation of the arts. This is done by providing a variety of tuition-free classes, maintaining a gallery and gift shop for local artists to sell their work at the Nye Beach Turnaround, and funding a scholarship program for students in the community. It has been a steady artistic and educational influence in the Lincoln County area since 1947. YAA’s Cloe-Niemela-Clark Scholarship Program has awarded an annual scholarship to Oregon State University for over 20 years. Check them out at www.yaquinaart.org

Met Opera excitement continues in November

The 2011-2012 opera season has opened at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) and excitement runs throughout the Alice Silverman Theatre and the PAC Lobby. 

Met Opera excitement continues this month with "Satyagraha" and "Siegfried."Upcoming titles include Philip Glass’s “Satyagraha,” the landmark opera that explores Mahatma Gandhi’s formative years in South Africa and the origins of his philosophy. The text, whose title can be translated as “truth force,” is adapted from the ancient Hindu epic, “Bhagavad Gita.” The Met’s extravagant production, set for 10 a.m. November 19, uses projections and improvisational puppetry. Juergen and Dianne Eckstein are our hosts.

The new production of Wagner’s “Siegfried” cosmic vision focuses on his hero’s early conquests. Robert Lepage’s revolutionary stage machine transforms itself from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. An “anonymous” opera lover is our host at 9 a.m. November 26.

Call 541-265-2787 for tickets. More opera information, including a synopsis of each opera, is available on the OCCA website.

Catherine's Cues

The Art of Giving
By Catherine Rickbone, OCCA Executive Director

In this season of holiday celebrations and new beginnings, we the OCCA Staff and Board express our thanks for your continued membership. Without members, no organization can survive, thrive and fulfill its mission. Thank you. We know you receive many year-end appeals, but we also know that you believe in the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and its mission of investing in the community.
Our vision for the future:
  • To provide more arts experiences to youth (visual, performing and literary.) 
  • To support teachers in sharing the arts with youth. 
  • To encourage and provide families and individuals with quality arts experiences. 
  • To support area arts organizations. 
  • To develop partnerships and community collaborations.
To make this vision a reality we need your support. OCCA is here to serve our communities. You may donate to one or more of the following: support all OCCA programs; summer theatre camps and Shakespeare camp youth scholarships; host a National Theatre London Live in HD event; sponsor VAC exhibitions; support an OCCA artist residency in the schools; join the Jazz Club; contribute to the OCCA Endowment; and contribute to OCCA Jo Geltner Arts Education Fund. Please select what is closest to your heart. To make a donation, call Polly at the OCCA office at 541-574-2655. For more information, don’t hesitate to call me at 541-574-2652.


Nye Beach Banner Auction November 6

The Nye Beach Banner Auction starts at 5 p.m. Sunday.The Nye Beach Banner Auction, an annual benefit for Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, is planned for 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The silent auction features hand-painted banners by more than 30 local artists, which have been displayed in the Nye Beach area; bidding ends at 7 p.m. The auction will also feature refreshments from local restaurants, a no-host wine bar, and live music by various Nye Beach musicians.

Eighth Jazz at Newport wraps up

A successful Jazz at Newport wrapped up on October 4.

A successful eighth Jazz at Newport event wrapped up Oct. 4 with a party for jazz committee members and volunteers, and above are some of the festival photos, taken by Nancy Jane Reid, shared in the November/December print newsletter. For more photos, check out the Jazz at Newport Facebook page. Pictured above, clockwise from top:
  1. Jazz at Newport Committee members are, from left, front row – Kym Jacobson, Sandee Staufenbeil, Catherine Rickbone, and Sandy Post; back row – Peter Lawson, Jim Hamblin, Neal Staufenbeil, David M. Jones, Joseph Swafford, Dave Jacobson, and Randy Madnick. Not pictured are Frank Geltner and Suzan Brewer.
  2. OCCA hosted a reception for Jazz Club members on Sept. 30. Shown from left are Larry Beggs, Sue and Doug Wills, and MaryAnn Beggs. Other club members are listed on the Jazz at Newport website.
  3. Holly Hofmann moderated the Jazz Panel on Saturday while Kristin Korb, Terrell Stafford and Jeff Hamilton (shown) answered questions from her and the audience.
  4. Drummer Lewis Nash performed Sunday with bassist Hassan Shakur and pianist Monty Alexander.
  5. Anat Cohen played with pianist Tamir Hendelman, bassist Hassan Shakur, and drummer Todd Strait in Set 5, "Super Saturday Night."
  6. Music director and flutist Holly Hofmann, left, posed with festival sponsor Rev. Carol Stubbs Smith and pianist Mike Wofford.
  7. Monty Alexander smiled often during "The Wrap Session" on Sunday.
OCCA hosted a Yo-Pros Lunch Mob event.

Yo-Pros Lunch

Recently, Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) invited the Greater Newport Chamber Yo-Pros (Young Professionals) to attend their Lunch Mob event at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) and feast on La Maison food. During the lunch they were treated to excerpts from Porthole Players’ “Schoolhouse Rock” and the upcoming spring musical “Company,” and heard about Red Octopus’s fall production, “The Full Monty." They also played an interactive theatre game called “The Hitchhiker,” led by Deb Zirin (pictured, standing), the founder of the OCCA summer Theatre Camps. OCCA Board members Itchung Cheung, Wayne Belmont and Mark McConnell also gave a special behind-the-scenes tour of the PAC after lunch. 
Volunteers beautified the Performing Arts Center grounds.

PAC Landscaping

Thanks to all the Nye Beach Merchants Association (NBMA) members and other community individuals who helped to spruce up the PAC grounds in time for Jazz at Newport: Wayne Belmont, Phil Bertholl, Linda Briggs, Paul Brookheyser, Darrin Clark, Wendy Engler, Jay Fineman, Jodi George, Polly Ivers, Kent & Ruth Kroneman, Pat Lyles, Mark McConnell, Catherine Rickbone, Sandee & Neal Staufenbeil, and Veronica Willemin. The continuation of this project will involve a master landscaping plan and numerous work sessions. OCCA is looking for additional partners, including workers and landscape architects. To volunteer, please call Catherine Rickbone at 541-574-2652 or email her.
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