FlorenceArtists.com, Featuring Artwork, Artists, Art Galleries and Art Clubs and Associations in the Florence, Oregon area & a few Northern California and Washington artists.

New Release: Triumph Over Fear by Karen D. Nichols

TRIUMPH OVER FEAR :New Release: An action thriller. A young woman is lost in the wilderness with her dog. Join her in a heart-pounding journey through breath-taking beauty fraught with death-defying experiences.

Karen's other novels include THE UNEXPECTED GIFT: A novel of inspiration where a Marine returning from Afghanistan reclaims purpose and trust though love and His redemption. SECOND CHANCE HEART: A stirring Love Story between a man, a woman and a child who find the joy they have lost. And her first, THORNTON HOUSE: Mysterious love transcends time and open’s death’s door. All four books are set in Florence, OR, with four special dogs playing a part in each book. All books are available on Amazon.com

Read more about Karen here.

The Art Of Katheryn Davis, Volume One & Two

1. The Art of Katheryn Davis, Volume One: Includes 220 paintings, sketches, posters and cards. The hardcover book is 11 x 8-1/2, 248-pages, full-color, professionally printed & bound. $75.00

2. The Art Of Katheryn Davis, Volume Two: Includes 380 paintings & sketches that were not in Volume One. The hardcover book is 11 x 8-1/2, 350-pages, full-color, professionally printed & bound. $110.00

Both books, written and compiled by Leroy Krzycki, offer Katheryn's thoughts on artists, workshops, and on being an artist, including insights into what attracted and inspired this award-winning artist.

Volume One & Two are available online at KatherynDavis.com and Quiet Waters Gallery.

Sylivia TrujilloKenneth B Gallery Art Studios offers new Multi Media art class

The Kenneth B Gallery, located at 1458 1st Street in old town Florence, now features “It’s All About You!”, a multi media art class where instructor Silvia Trujillo provides individual instruction for artists in a variety of painting and drawing mediums.  Students of all ages and levels will be encouraged to follow their instincts in choosing subjects and mediums that most inspire them while benefiting from individual attention and assistance.  Silvia Trujillo has over 20 years of experience in fine art study, painting, and teaching. She is a master colorist who works in both impressionistic and representational style.  This class will be offered twice a day every Thursday from 10:00 - 12:30PM, and 6:00 - 8:30PM.  Cost will be $60 for 4 sessions, or $18 for single session.  For additional information and to book online, go to KennethBGallery.com, or call the gallery at 541-999-5875.

Photo by Jo Beaudreux

For more information go to KennethBGallery.com, or call the gallery at 541-999-5875 or Gigi Lassan at 541-991-3000.

@ Backstreet Gallery ~ Smoley and Phillips Featured

Glass artist, Jayne Smoley’s and oil painter Tamarah Phillip’s October show at Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, October 10th, 3-5PM will bring the warmth of oils and the coolness of glass that enrich these two art forms.

Jane Smoley’s works, a variety of geometric shaped pieces in vibrant glass, include bowls, plates, hanging designs, starfish, jewelry, nightlights, wall sconces and custom light fixtures. Her glowing pendants are dichroic eye-catchers. All pieces are layered and kiln fired at 1500 degrees Fahrenheit for an average of 20 hours and often cold worked, then returned to the kiln. Read More...

With a very distinctive style enveloped in linear designs, organic shapes and vibrant colors, Tamarah Phillips captures her subject in an other-worldly fantasy. Having a seamstress for a mother surrounded her with fabrics, textures and patterns gave impetus to her intuitive work.

“Design beyond your skill, and then raise the level of your skill to fulfill it”

Her father serving as a military Safety Officer, so Tamarah has lived all around the states. She also lived in Germany for six years. She and her father took walks in the forest where he regaled her with historic stories and fairy tales. Read More:

Backstreet November Featured Artist


Works in Clay

Join backstreet Gallery in honoring potter Geraldine McMahan at a reception November 14th, 3PM-5 PM during the Second Saturday Gallery Tour. For someone who loves to get her hands in clay, Geraldine has been gifted with the right talent. Each of her unique clay pieces is entirely hand built. She is a master at adding just the right texture to enhance her distinctive angular pieces. The texture may be incised with various tools, stamps or the use of materials like sandpaper. Her technique includes rounded forms she calls ‘Saturns’ that one might mistake for wheel thrown pottery. Many of these ‘Saturns’ are completed with lids sporting organic swirls for handles.

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View Finder's featured October 2015 Winners

The theme for the October meeting of the Viewfinders Camera Club was “Let's Eat”. Some interesting perspectives were shown. Cathy Wasson garnered first place with a beautiful photo of a black bear chomping on dandelions. I didn't know they liked them. Second place was won by Jon Colwell with a wonderful picture of a falcon eating supper. Third place went to Jane Pittenger with a great photo of a weasel with dinner in hand (mouth actually) ready to get away.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, November 2nd at 6pm. The theme is “Seasonal Color”. It promises to be interesting.

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Second Saturday Art Gallery Tour

The Second Saturday Gallery Tour from 3-5PM has begun. Get locations and phone numbers here.


Backstreet Gallery: 1421 Bay St. Open daily 10-6PM
Old Town Coffee and Gallery: 125 Nopal St. Open Daily 8-6PM
The Gallery Above the Silver Lining Boutique: 2217 Highway 101. Open Mon. – Sat. Open 11-5:30 PM.
Vardanian Gallery: 1287 Bay St. Open Sat., Sun.: 12-5 PM
River Gallery: 1335 Bay St., Open daily 11-5PM
Pacific Frameworks: 2420 Hwy. 101 * Store hours Tues. through Sat. 11-5PM * 541 997-1138 local artists plus framing.
The Siuslaw Public Library: 1460 9th St. Open Mon. 10-6 PM, Tues. & Wed. 10-8 PM, Thurs.& Sat. 10-6PM Sun. 1-5PM
FRAA - Florence Regional Arts Alliance is located at 4969 Hwy. 101. Suite #4 -Open Tuesday - Friday 12-4PM and Saturday 9-4PM.
Kenneth B. Gallery & Print Lab Project - The hours are Wednesday - Sunday 1-8PM, or by appointment (541-999-5875). (Located behind the Old Town Coffee Shop)
FEC Florence Events Center: 715 Quince St. Click here to see info.

Start your tour at any gallery and enjoy the outstanding Florence art community.

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