For Immediate Release: 2014 Newport Paper Arts Festival XIX, Registration in Progress
Contact: Sally Houck: 541-265-6569, email@example.com
In its nineteenth year, the Newport Paper Arts Festival is the only paper festival of its kind on the Oregon coast and draws attendees from the greater Northwest and beyond. The annual festival features three days of innovative, informative and exciting workshops celebrating paper-making, surface embellishment, bookmaking, bindings, articles made of paper, and techniques and tools for working with paper and fibers, in Newport at the Visual Arts Center and other locations with one workshop held in Toledo.
Registration for the 2014 Newport Paper Arts Festival XIX is in full force. The festival, sponsored by Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, will be held on April 11, 12 and 13, and features 17 unique workshops taught by 14 talented instructors. A showcase at the Performing Arts Center is filled with photos and samples of the various projects offered in this year’s workshops.
Brochures and Registration Forms can be downloaded from the OCCA website, www.coastarts.org/newportpaperarts, or can be picked up in Newport at the Visual Arts Center, the Performing Arts Center, For ArtSake Gallery, Nye Cottage Beads, and the Newport Chamber of Commerce. Brochures are also available at Waldport Video, Touchstone Gallery in Yachats, and Briseño Gallery, SolaLuna Gallery, the Bee Hive, Impressions Pacific, and Sea Fern Studio in Toledo. In Lincoln City, you will find brochures at the Lincoln City Cultural Center and the Artists Coop Gallery.
New instructors this year include Margo Klass, Jeanne Kroeger, Sandi Reinke teaching workshops including Pochoir, the Art of French stenciling, Naturalist’s Woodland Journal, Polymer Clay Journal and Pen, and Creating Collage Elements. Deb Curtis, Denise Gosar, and Jackie Wygant have taught in past years and will teach Coiled Baskets with Paper Cord, Silk and Plant Fiber Fusion Paper, Hand Pulled Paper, and Suminagashi Style Paper Marbling.
Local instructor and festival originator Cheri Aldrich will teach Landscape Collage-Dimensional Elements. Heather Fortner will instruct students in Botanical Mono-printing with an Etching Press at her studio in Toledo (7 miles from Newport). Cynthia Griffin’s workshop is an Origami Temple and Nancy Holley returns this year to teach Miniature Book Box with Compartments. Dolores Guffey comes from Northern California to offer Experimental Paste Papers. Sarah Gayle Plourde will delight and intrigue you with 3D paper imagery with two workshops, From Trees to Trash to Trees Again and Ephemera Couture. Moe Snyder offers a new book structure workshop, Leapin’ Leporellos, and Jill Timm will teach a two day class, The Amazing Dremel.
All classes are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. each day with an hour for lunch. Lunches delivered to each workshop can be pre-ordered on the registration form. Registration is accepted by postmark and there is still plenty of time to register for workshops. The Visual Arts Center is located at 777 NW Beach Drive. For additional information, call 541 265-6569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org