The Coastal Arts Guild (CAG) welcomes award winning wildlife figurine carver Frank Stout to their luncheon Thursday, August 7 at 11:30 AM in the second-floor meeting room of the Visual Arts Center.
Frank Stout began carving simple birds with hand tools in the 1980s and before long he elevated his abilities and began winning awards. In the first competition he entered—the Pacific Flyway Decoy Wildfowl Art Show, held in Santa Rosa, CA—he received a first-place ribbon and three Best of Show awards in the novice class, and later went on to win two Best of Show awards in the intermediate class. Stout later won the Best of Species award at San Diego’s California Open competition.
Although Stout primarily carves ducks, he also produces birds of prey, shore birds, and other wildlife. He is a wood burner and decorates gourds.
CAG holds a luncheon on the first Thursday of each month (with the exception of holidays) for members and guests from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center. CAG invites those interested in the arts to attend. For additional information and an invitation to attend CAG’s luncheon, call member Linda Anderson at 541-265-5228 or Bobby Flewellyn at 541-563-8548.
To learn more about the Coastal Arts Guild, a volunteer program to staff the Newport Visual Arts Center and serve the art community of Lincoln County, call Carol Deslippe at 541-265-2624, or Mary Peterson at 541-574-8221. The Coastal Arts Guild welcomes new members.