The Yaquina Art Association will feature two artist for a two week spotlight show at the gallery located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport, Oregon. The show features the photography of Cody Cha and the watercolors of Bob Beyer from Aug. 18th to Aug. 31 and the arts and crafts gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Information: JerriLynn Woolley, 541-270-1939
Cody Cha is an Oregon coast based photographer and cinematographer specializing in nature and landscape photography. Driven by love for exploring the great outdoors, his work captures unique and emotional natural beauty of the Oregon coast. Cody first discovered the charm of the Oregon coast on a brief visit many years ago. Having lived on the east coast all his life, Cody found the Oregon coast to be a place of captivating landscape and great adventures. Ever since, he knew he wanted to relocate to the Pacific Northwest. He made the move to the Oregon coast two years ago. He spends most of his time just discovering new places on the coast with or without the fancy camera. Who knows, you just might bump into him while you’re out tidepooling or sunset-gazing.
Bob Beyer enjoys watercolors and says that “you learn by doing”. He has been “dabbling” for many years but seriously began painting 4-5 years ago. He began taking watercolor classes at the Yaquina Art Association with his wife on Monday mornings from 9 am to 11 am.. He loves new things and is well known for his watercolor “skeletons”, abstracts and some landscapes. He is experimenting with acrylics thinned down and using them as watercolors. Bob is a retired science high school teacher having lived in Dodge City, Lawrence and Emporia, Kansas as well as Beaverton, Oregon before moving to the Oregon Coast in 2001.