21st Annual PushPin Show 2011 – Everyone Welcome
The 21st Annual PushPin Show, sponsored by Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA), has been scheduled in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center from December 3 through the 31st. The Opening Reception for the artists and the community is from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Saturday, December 3rd. Everyone is welcome to the Opening to meet the artists and view the exhibit. Refreshments will be served.
OCCA welcomes 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, hobbyists and dabblers, youngsters, oldsters, college students and retirees are invited to participate.
To enter the show, bring your artwork to the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center on Friday, December 2nd or Saturday, December 3rd between 10 am and 4 pm. There will be volunteers ready to help you enter the show. The gallery will close at 4pm on Saturday to allow OCCA to set up the opening reception that starts at 5:00pm.
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 36” x 36” 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, community show that exemplifies part of the Oregon Coast Council for the Art’s mission to build an “art bridge” between the arts and the community by bringing together the resources of the VAC, the diverse talents of the many community artists, and the public to share in the creation, celebration and support of our local art. It is a great opportunity to offer your work for sale in a gallery, or to buy a piece of local 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 in January.
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.