Saturday I had the privilege of dropping of some art work in Newport Oregon. Both will go to temporary resting places in Nye Beach with completely different outcomes. Read more to find out about the shows, where to see the art and how to participate. ~ Rhonda Chase
Itty Bitty Show
Som1store.com founder Rhonda Chase has dropped of a hand painted "Omnicia in Blue." Drop by the reception to see who has won the ribbons for 1st 2nd and 3rd place. You can vote for the peoples choice award to be announced in the paper later in the month.
Annual Nye Beach Banner Project
If you walk up the hill from For Artsake Gallery in Nye beach you will find yourself at a lovely little store called Jovi's. Now on it's ninth year artist pick up banners from Jovi's and donate some of their spring time to decorate the banners. Artists are encouraged to paint something that can be found in Nye beach (which is pretty limitless for those with imaginations.) On the back a quote or possibly just Nye Beach in text. Once these paintings make it back to the tireless crew at Jovi's they are specially treated to help them survive the elements. Dried and finished they are hung up along Nye beach on the lamp posts. To be installed June 6th. Drive through this summer and see all the wonderful entries.
After they have faded a bit somewhere near the fall they are taken down. In November there is a reception and auction of the banners. The funds raised are used to support art classes for local area kids! The auction is silent. We have seen banners sell from $25 and up. One suggestion from a veteran participant. Bring your own pen. November 6th 2016 The Banner Auction will be held in Room 205 at the Newport Visual Arts Center from 5-8 pm. Refreshments donated by local restaurants served, No-Host wine bar and local music. Bidding ends at 7pm.
Below you will see progress and final images of Rhonda Chase's banner entry for 2016.
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