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

April 2015 Photo Contest : Creative Self Portraits

For the April monthly contest, the Viewfinder did “Creative Self Portraits” and creative they were. First place wend to Ed Wilent who photographed a bust of Beethoven sitting on his piano and managed to superimpose his own face on the statue in such a way that you had to look twice to see that it wasn't old Ludwig. Second place went to Stephen Jones with a comical picture of his face in a “Hall of Mirrors” effect (picture unavailable). Third place was captured by Rudy Gargioni with a photo called “Roadside Photography Story” which pictured him sitting on a very old Ford truck using a very old film camera, a Brownie I suspect. The May meeting, the last meeting before the summer break, will be on Monday, May 4th at 6:00pm in the Bromley room of the library. The theme in May is “Clouds” which will produce some interesting photos.

Read more on Viewfinder's Club

@ Coming Up: Coos Art Museum presents "Expressions West 2015" - April 24 thru June 27

From,April 24 to June 27,2015 Coos Art Museum will be exhibiting the Expressions West 2015 juried painting competition. Artists from thirteen western states were invited to compete in this annual event. Juror Brian Hoover selected sixty-one paintings by forty-four artists residing in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The opening reception for Expressions West 2015 will take place on April 24 from 5 to 7 pm. The public is invited to attend. Many of the participating artists will be in attendance. An awards ceremony begins at 6 PM and Brian Hoover will present the prize awards for the competition. The work of two local artists is among the selected works. Win Jolley's Orbetello Dalmatian (Watercolor) and Susan Canavarro's UpEnded (Acrylic on Canvas).

gallery Logo@ KennethBGallery

Please stop by the gallery or call 541-999-5875 for a private viewing of JoAnn Chartier's fabulous paintings through March 21st! The gallery has received numerous compliments and her paintings have been the backdrop of many amazing events during the course of this show.

New time - 6:00 - 9:00 PM

@KBGallery: DiMuro & Richard Russell ~ March 26th ~ April 25, 2015

Dimuro and RussellFlorence's local artists DiMuro and Richard Russell will open on March 26th with thought provoking imagery that juxtaposes similar psychological content, yet contrast in artistic style.  DiMuro creates masterfully composed collages that lead viewers into imaginations of piercing and unavoidable truths.  These are symbols of an external world laden with social and political ills that fester and abuse an innocent internal, unconscious psyche. Richard Russell's work, however, leads us more slowly to similar dark spaces by way of sensually lit masculine people-scapes. His subjects appear timelessly lonely, yet bristle with life. Indeed, Richard Russell's works moves us like "eyes" looking "in to souls"; DiMuro's collages are the souls looking out. KennethBGallery

See More of the upcoming happenings at the KBGallery

@ Backstreet Gallery, April 2015 ~ Jan Woodford & Bill Johnson

Backstreet Gallery presents artists Bill Johnson and Jan Woodford, the artists who won the Best of Show awards for last December’s Little Dickens Show. Their new exhibition will be mighty but maybe not miniature. Their reception is April 11, 3-5 PM during the Second Saturday Gallery Tour. Refreshments will be served

Jan loves to work in series. Her most recent endeavor is her masterfully executed seascapes where one can almost feel the sea spray with waves crashing against the shore. She might paint with oil, plein air or take photos and combine them in the richness of her style with pastels. One of these beautiful seascapes won best of show at the miniature show in the 2D category. Bill Johnson expresses himself by gathering discarded objects that he finds in thrift shops and garage sales then transforms and assembles them into freestanding sculptural pieces. Machine parts, clocks, watches, dials, meters, gears and chains are a few of the items you might find pieced together in his unique sculptures.

Come enjoy their distinctive creations during April at Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay St. open daily 10-6PM.

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.

Popular online art supply store.
Cheap Joes
- Art supplies and Artist Directory.

Dick Blick Art Supplies online.
Dick Blick Art Supplies