The PushPin Show 2012 has been scheduled in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center from December 8 through December 30. Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) invites Lincoln County artists of all ages and levels of experience to show their artwork in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC). All Lincoln County residents including beginners, emerging artists, established professionals, craftspersons, hobbyists and dabblers, youngsters, oldsters, college students, retirees and families are invited to participate.
To enter the show, bring your artwork to the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center on Friday, December 7 or Saturday, December 8 between 11 am and 4 pm. There will be volunteers ready to help you enter the show. The gallery will close promptly at 4pm on Saturday to allow OCCA to set up the opening reception that starts at 5:00pm. The Opening Reception for the artists and the community is from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Saturday, December 8. Everyone is welcome to meet the artists and view the exhibit. Refreshments will be served.
Rules for the PushPin Show:
1) The artwork must be original. No prints or facsimiles.
2) You must be able to hang your artwork with just 4 or fewer pushpins. Each artist should hang their own work.
3) Work should be no larger than 48” x 48” so there is enough wall space for everyone.
4) This is a family oriented community show, and OCCA asks that the work be appropriate for all audiences.
5) Artwork may be for sale, and OCCA encourages you to put a price on your work. OCCA retains a 30% commission if you are an OCCA member and a 35% commission for those who are not members.
The original PushPin Show was the brainchild of local artist and art activist Jimmy Frankfort. And while it has grown over the years, it still adheres to an inclusive, all county resident’s show that exemplifies Oregon Coast Council for the Art’s mission to celebrate, promote and develop community arts. The PushPin Show brings together the resources of the VAC, the diverse talents of Lincoln County artists, and the public to celebrate and support our local art. PushPin is a great opportunity to showcase your artwork in a gallery or to purchase a piece of art.
Visitors to the PushPin 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 January 4, 2013.
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 11:00am to 5:00pm. For more information please call Sally Houck, OCCA Director of the VAC, at 541-265-6569.Share on Facebook