Pacific Northwest
Kathryn Cotnoir

OR - Artists invited to submit to the Oregon Coast Online Art Show

In response to COVID-19 and the closure of galleries and art spaces, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the Oregon Coast Online Art Show, running May 29-September 7, 2020, at www.coastarts.org.

The initial submission deadline is May 18, with artists emailing photos of art pieces and related information to the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC), managed by the OCCA. The online exhibit is open all artists living along the Oregon coast as well as artists who have previously shown their work at the VAC.

"OCCA intends for this to be a significant survey of Oregon coast artists, as well as artists from throughout Oregon," says OCCA VAC Director Tom Webb. "And we encourage the community to support the arts and individual artists by bringing home an original piece of work for their homes or offices."

OCCA will invite individual artists while also working with recent collaborating organizations--such as the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Crows' Shadow Institute for the Visual Arts and the Toledo Arts Guild, as well coastal art associations such as the Nestucca Valley Artisans, Florence Regional Art Alliance, Pelican Bay Arts Association/Manley Art Center, and Coos Art Museum--to spread the word and invite artists to submit work. Artists are encouraged to submit new work in response to the COVID-19 virus crisis.

The Oregon Coast Visual Art Show will be entirely organized and presented remotely. Artists will email photos of their artwork and related information to the OCCA, who is proving project management, and website and marketing services. Artists are limited to one artwork per person, though sold works can be replaced with another work. The exhibit is open to 2-D and 3-D works.

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