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Oregon Coast Military Museum ~ Opening July 4th 2015 in Florence, Oregon

Win Jolley working on French Village dioramaOn July 4 the Oregon Coast Military Museum will be open to the public from 11a.m. to 2p.m. This will be the culmination of a seven­-year building project to honor all those veterans who have played a part in defending liberty, both here and abroad.

Win Jolley and Susan Weathers, both florenceartists.com members have been helping chief artist Judy Murphy paint full size dioramas depicting scenes from World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Viet Nam War. A trench from World War I, a bombed and burned French village from World War II, a Pating French Village streetVietnamese scene showing soldiers, and a MASH unit from the Korean War are just some of the scenes that are depicted. Ginny Cassidy is the archivist who has been cataloging all the donations received over the past 7 years.

Many of these historical artifacts will be featured in showcases to supplement the dioramas. Carol Jolley, also a florenceartists.com artist, will be curating and arranging the case displays. Other artists, craftsmen and helpers who have been working on the project are Karen and Larry Mechek, Dorland Neale, Jowanna Gosselin, David Gosselin, and Tom Benedict, the president of the Oregon Coast Military Museum.


Antonio Castro hails from San Jose, California. He is a mixed-media artist/painter, using photography, collage, pastel and oil pastel on various unique surfaces, and creating sculptures and constructed scenarios. His primary subject and content is the struggle of the Latino immigrants from the time his parents moved to California to work in the fields up to current events. Being immersed in these struggles all his life, he understands them; he has lived them.

MAY 2015 Photo Contest : CLOUDS

For the May monthly contest, the Viewfinder were assigned the pleasant task of photographing clouds. The results were varied and quite striking. In first place was “Clouds on the Umpqua” by Ed Wilent. He caught it near Elkton just as the thunder clouds were dissipating. Second place went to Rudy Gargioni's “Spring Fire” taken on the Siuslaw one evening on his way home from Eugene. Third place was captured by Patrice Lampton, a gorgeous sunset taken during a recent trip to South Africa.

The Viewfinders are now on summer break. There will be many photographic outings during the summer and you can expect some wonderful pictures when we reconvene in September.

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@ Backstreet Gallery ~ Jewelry designer Jacklon Manzanares and watercolorist Jan Landrum

Backstreet features jewelry designer Jacklon Manzanares and watercolorist Jan Landrum during all of August beginning August 4th. Reception on Saturday, August 8th, 3-5 PM at Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay St. during the Second Saturday Art Tour.

Jacklon integrates a unique blend of elegance, natural stone, and fine metals in her distinctive jewelry. Among the materials she utilizes in her dashing designs are turquoise, pearls, dichroic or lamp work glass, and various natural gemstones.

Jan Landrum fills her wall with delicate and sophisticated watercolors. Jan has been painting a number of years­—first in oils then she found her preferred medium of watercolor through classes she took from Bob Kutch and Susan Weathers.

Backstreet is celebrating 10 years!

Birthday Party August 7th 6-8 PM We are inviting all our regulars, old and new, and all past members to join us for a gala celebration with music and refreshments of cupcakes, champagne and other goodies!


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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