Sunday, August 19, 2018

Coos Art Museum 25th Annual Maritime Show

It seems that the past few years, when I have been included in this exhibition, I have left late in the evening for the coast and been lucky enough to have found one of my favorite campsites unoccupied; this time was no exception and I pulled into the hidden little spot not far from the highway, about 1:30 AM.  I prefer a late night start to getting up early the next morning to get on the road … those early morning starts never seem to be that early; or perhaps they are, if you consider my late night as an extremely early morning!  I spent the next day and night there, before heading on down to Coos Bay on Friday, 13th of July for the Artists Private View that evening.  It’s always nice to see friends and acquaintances during this weekend, and meeting new people as well.  Here follows my entry to the show, and is available for sale through the Coos Art Museum (See bottom of page for details).

“A Light in the Storm”
(Destruction Island Light, Washington Coast)
Oil on Centurion Oil Primed Linen Panel
12” x 24”

(Close-up Detail)

The Saturday was the actual private view, complete amazing buffet, which is always a highlight being accepted into the show for me.  This was preceded by a ride around the bay on a tugboat for sixteen of the artists, myself included.  The exhibition continues until September 29th of this year, and I highly recommend that you stop to see it if you are down on the South/Central Oregon Coast before then.

I remained down in the area for the next month, catching up on blog posts (which you now should have been notified about … see last post), and doing paperwork, with only a little bit of reconnaissance, but I looked at the sea a lot in spite of the paperwork drudgery.  The only thing about that coast at that time of the year is the continuous chill northerly wind, and this year it was especially vicious, before slackening off somewhat before I left.  However, I preferred the coolness of the coolness of the coast to the sweltering heat of the rest of Oregon, and which I am now suffering, now that I am back in the Willamette Valley. 

And to remind you again, as I stated in my last posting, I have a couple of commissions to be getting on with, and whatever I can get finished for some Miniature Shows coming up in the Autumn, so I may not have much to be posting for awhile.  You do have nine posts, to be getting on with, that you should now have been notified about, and of course, I know you will be dying to read every word and study every photograph in detail … hell, I would!

Until next time …

Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay, OR   541-267-3901

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Notifications ... hopefully sorted.

Yesterday I posted a "This is a test only,"  posting, which I hope to delete, perhaps tomorrow.  It appears that all those who have signed for notifications by email, whenever I have made a new posting on my blog, have not been receiving them since the middle of May, when I was just leaving the Zion National Park area ... and thus NINE POSTS HAVE PILED UP!!!

Even though I have signed up to be notified that I have posted on my blog, I didn't notice that I wasn't receiving these notifications, mainly because my Internet time was severely limited out in the wilds of Utah, Nevada and southern Oregon, between Zion & Yamhill County, Oregon.  Thanks to my brother mentioning he hadn't seen a new post for awhile, and the friends down in Bandon by the Sea (Oregon south/central coast), saying the same thing when I was down that way for the Coos Art Museum Maritime Show (more on that next post), I finally had a chance to delve into the problem, during the last three days at the McMinnville Library.  It took quite awhile to work out the 'help' terminology (not always helpful), and then posting the 'test' last evening just as the library was closing.  Today three of my email addresses received the test notification email, and Titles of all the other nine postings that, I guess, were never sent out!  

If all is in order now, then whenever a new post occurs, you should receive a notification email in summary form, where you then click on it to take you to my blog.  It would be helpful if those of you that know me would let me know that you have received a notification for yesterday's 'this is a test' posting, and this post published today.  It appears that I receive my notifications, the day after I have posted them ... I don't know why ... is that when you, my readers, receive them?

So that's all folks, for today.  I will get a new proper post out in the next day or three, and after that it may be awhile until my next post, as I have a couple of commissions to be getting on with, and and whatever I can get ready for a couple of Miniature shows coming up; but the you've got NINE POSTS to be getting on with, haven't you.