The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts welcomes the Toledo Arts Guild
for a group exhibit from March 1-31 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport
Visual Arts Center. The exhibit will feature 14 guild members working in
diverse media including but not be limited to fine art photography,
painting, drawing, assemblage, ceramic sculpture, raku, porcelain wheel
thrown vessels, and metalwork—all created within the last two years. An
opening reception is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 5-7pm, with artists
speaking about their work at 6:00pm.
Artists participating in the “Toledo Arts Guild: New Works” exhibit are
Valerie Bolen, Alice Haga, Doug Haga, Eileen Hearne, Sylvia Hosie,
Cynthia Jabobi, Valerie Jacobi, Dennis Moler, Gina Nielsen and Janet Runger.
The Toledo Arts Guild was formed in 2011 as a way for area artists to
show their work during Toledo’s annual Labor Day Weekend Art Show. The
guild has gone on to organize exhibits at the Chessman Gallery at the
Lincoln City Cultural Center,, the Newport Visual Arts Center, the
Florence Events Center, the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, and the
Toledo Wooden Boat Show. The guild participates in events such as the
Toledo Children’s Chalk Art Contest, the Little Free Library Box and the
Toledo After-School Arts Program.
“From the beginning, the Toledo Arts Guild welcomed artists and art
enthusiasts in all forms of art and craft: visual, applied and
performing,” says guild member Janet Runger. “And the public is invited
to attend our monthly art demonstrations, where artists present
“make-and-take” art projects.
The Runyan Gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday, 11am to 5pm.