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@ Quercia Gallery in Duncans Mills, CA: "Infinite" ~ Oil Paintings by Ron Quercia. Sept 1st - Dec 29th, 2014 Reception: Saturday, Sept 6th, 3-6 pm

INfinite #6Ron Quercia, an oil painter and his wife Bobbi Jeanne (ceramic sculptor) live in Bodega Bay within walking distance of the ocean and its beaches.

Ron has progressed from painting small intimate oil landscapes of the Bodega Coast at Salmon Creek, including the estuaries, to large seascapes that speak intimately about ethereal light, stunning colors, and simplicity of subject and design. Wide open expanses of beach and water and sky draw you in. The large glorious paintings speak to a deep connection between artist and the magnificent Northern California coastal light. Having lived on the coast near Bodega Bay for many years this is the land he knows and understands. This is the coastal light that permeates Quercia's life on a daily basis. It is only natural that he would paint the sea and the light and the surrounding landscape with such reverence.


The Siuslaw Public Library is celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month this October with a series of programs celebrating culture of all types. The kickoff for this month of programs will be a very special open house on Saturday, October 4th and will feature visual artists demonstrating in all mediums. We will be inviting the public to participate by observing and asking questions of the artists as they work. We are calling this event demARTS: A Demonstration of Creativity & Art at Siuslaw Public Library and it will be held in the Bromley Room and Lobby of the library building. Although this will be a non-commercial opportunity, artists are invited to share their contact information with business cards or small flyers. Shifts will be two hours (10am-Noon, Noon-2pm, 2-4pm) and we need six artists for each shift. We are looking for some talented FRAA member artists to participate and share their knowledge with the public. Help us inaugurate this wonderful new tradition at the Siuslaw Public Library!


GALLERY ONE :Bonnie Preacher Featured

Bonnie Peacher says she has been influenced by the work of Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Alice Neel. Her work is realistic, expressive, full of intense color, and texture. Travel, nature, and music inspire her, resulting in a variety of subject matter. Recent paintings include a series of portraits of the Boise’s vaudeville/cabaret group “The Red Light Variety Show.”

Ms. Peacher is an award winning artist. Her work has been shown in more than 100 exhibitions throughout the United States, including the 2008 and 2013 Celebrate Arts at the FEC, where she won several awards. Her paintings are in many private collections and the College of Idaho includes her work in the “Idaho Women’s Collection.”

GALLERY FIVE - Exposure 2014 continued

Gallery 5 The annual Exposure 2014 show for photographers opened on July 2 and will be showing in Gallery Five during July and August. Photographers featured in this exhibit include Curt Peters, Marion Hall, Ed Wilent, Rudy Gargioni, and Paula Becker.



@ BACKSTREET : Jan Landrum & Jane Rincon - August Featured Artists

Jan Landrum and Jane Rincon are Backstreet’s Featured August artists of the Month

Jan’s lovely watercolors of floral splendor and nature’s coastal treasures have long been attracting attention in Florence, as she is a longtime native here. Jane is also a uniquely gifted artist of various techniques and textures within the world of watercolor, as well as wreathes, cards, and bookmarks … shells, dried flowers, sand and trinkets.

Fabulous music, good company of community and art, and good food all make for a well spent couple of hours to say farewell to the After Hours Receptions as we’ve known them, for this will be the last one. So come one, come all … it’s fun, and it’s free … BUT for the TIP JARS, as piper Denny must be paid! Please show your appreciation for his amazing contribution.

Wednesday, August 27th, 5-7PM, Backstreet Gallery 1421 Bay Street, across from Mo’s. See you there!


VIEW FINDERS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB ~ Featured Artist: Jane Pittenger

Jane Pittenger describes her inspiration for photography which grew out of her love for the out of doors this way.  “I got my first DSLR about 4 years ago. At the time I was watching the number of days potentially remaining in my life shrink as I found myself aging.  It felt to me as if I was missing experiencing way too many moments filled with awe by being absorbed in daily busyness. I have always loved hiking, swimming, feeling the fresh air against my skin. Being in nature has been both solace and delight. My camera invites me out into the natural world with my eyes and senses wide open ready to experience awe when it presents itself. I love photographing moments of magic in nature- whether it is a misty morning, a breath stopping sunset, a star lit night sky, a mother hummingbird feeding her baby.”

The Viewfinders Camera Club is taking a summer break and will return to the regular meeting schedule in September, meeting on Sept 8 at 6 pm, Bromley room at the Library.  This month the work of Jane Pittenger is featured.  See more of Jane's photos and the monthly featured artists here. Viewfinfer's Club.

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. The next tour is July 12, However enjoy the galleries during their regular hours.

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Dick Blick Art Supplies online.
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