Filed under: art, art Exhibits, CAM Biennial 2010, cat paintings, Confessions, Coos Art Mseum | Tags: art exhibits, Coos Art Museum
The Coos Art Museum, at 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, Oregon, provides many opportunities for artists to show their artwork, but as in all things art, it is sometimes very difficult to land a show at a museum, or gallery for that matter, for which the waiting lists are two years or more. That’s why the Coos Art Museum is so great. Every second year they host two very special exhibits, described here by Archi Davenport of the Coos Art Museum:
- CAM BIENNIAL 2010
Continuing the tradition of supporting contemporary Oregon artists, Coos Art Museum opens its galleries to new works by artists from around the state. The CAM Biennial provides Oregon artists an opportunity to exhibit their work within an art museum setting without the extensive jurying process. The artwork exhibited in the CAM Biennial range from paintings to photography, ceramics to glass, textiles to metals and more.
- Biennial Student Art Exhibition
Main floor of the Museum “CAM Student Art Show” Works by students K-12 throughout Coos and Curry counties. Sponsored in part by grants from Coquille Tribal Community Fund and Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. Viewers can watch a video tour of last years Student Art Exhibition at www.coosart.org.
This year I entered two large cat paintings in the CAM Biennial 2010 Exhibit. The exhibit runs until November 26, 2010. There’s still time to see this great show. It consists of a variety of artwork in all styles and skill levels. This link will take you to a digital tour of the CAM Biennial Exhibit. You’ll see a few of the works, including my Simon painting and paintings by Florence’s own Bernie Herr. http://www.coosart.org/cam-biennial-a-public-hanging-an-exhibition-of-recent-works-by-oregon-artists/
BUT, you really need to visit the museum to see and feel the full scope of the exhibit! This large show encompasses all of the museums galleries upstairs and down. Spend time looking at each piece, feel the burn of your legs as you trudge up the stairs, wander the halls soaking up the artistic creativity and energy of Oregon artists. It’s marvelous!
A review published with permission from the author Jack Remick:
This beautifully displayed exhibit, ranging from traditional painting to edgy stabs at the fringe, brings a visual feast to CAM. The work is ceramic, metal, sculpture, painting–all showcased with intelligence and insight to bring out the essence of each piece. This broad spectrum clarifies once and for all that art is alive and well in Oregon. Especially notable are the two canvases by Florence artist Susan Canavarro who gives us a delicious moment from her cat-sitting collection with Contentment. Don’t miss it. The full scope of Ms. Canavarro’s work can be seen on her website at www.florenceartists.com.