Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Newport Visual Arts Center, welcoming Lincoln County artists of all ages and levels of experience to show their artwork in the 23rd Annual PushPin Community Show in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC). All Lincoln County residents, including beginners, emerging artists, established professionals, hobbyists and dabblers, youngsters, oldsters, college students and retirees are invited to participate and show their art.
Artwork will be accepted at the Runyan Gallery (777 NW Beach Drive) during gallery hours on Tuesday, December 10 through Thursday December 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All work must be ready to hang with no more than four pushpins. One piece per person. Open to all traditional and conceptual art, including written and three-dimensional. No reproductions, framed artwork or free-standing sculpture. Poetry, short stories, prose, and music scores are welcome. PushPin is a family-oriented community show with artwork appropriate for all audiences. Artwork can be for sale with a 35% commission, or 30% commission for OCCA members. The show continues through Jan. 2, when artwork can be picked up during gallery hours.
The original PushPin Community Show was the brainchild of local artist and art activist Jimmy Frankfort. While it has grown over the years, it still adheres to an inclusive, all-county community show that exemplifies part of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts’ mission to build an “art bridge” between the arts and the community by bringing together the resources of the Newport Visual Arts Center, the diverse talents of the many community artists, and the public to share in the creation, celebration and support of our local art.
Visitors to the PushPin Community Show will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece. The “People’s Choice” winner and runners-up, determined by votes submitted throughout the show, will be announced at the gallery opening reception on Jan. 7, 2014.
The VAC is located at 777 NW Beach Drive on the Nye Beach Turnaround overlooking the ocean. The Runyan Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. To 5 p.m. For more information please call Sally Houck, OCCA Director/VAC, at 541-265-6569.
(Information provided by Oregon Coast Council