On Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, Ivan Kelly will be the featured artist for Toledo’s monthly First Weekend event. July’s theme is “Flora and Fauna,” and one could hardly find a better fit for the wildlife and coastal paintings of Ivan Kelly. In celebration of the beautiful and dramatic Oregon Coast, Ivan will be showcasing several Oregon coastal landscape oil paintings, as well as new paintings of Highland cattle from the recent Celtic Festival.
Ivan’s recent and upcoming juried exhibits include the selection of his painting, “Berry Picker,” to be featured in National Wildlife Art Journal, a nature magazine; the inclusion of his marine art in the year-long Pacific Maritime Heritage Center art exhibit, which has just opened in Newport; and the “Top 50” ribbon that his painting, “Pacific Dunes,” was awarded by the International Salon13, recently hosted by Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art in San Antonio, Texas. Join Ivan Kelly during First Weekend in his studio gallery on Saturday, July 6th, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, June 2nd, from 12:30 to 5:00 pm at Ivan Kelly Gallery-Studio, 207 East Graham Street, Toledo (one block above Main Street). For more information, call (541) 336-1124, or see www.ivankelly.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Yaquina River Museum of Art, the Permanent Collection of the Museum will be shown through through the month of July. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Museum, and the Museum will be open from 11 to 5 each day of First Weekend. It is regularly open noon to 4:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday. The School House (Circa 1887) Exhibit and Office space is located at 151 NE Alder Street in the Uptown Arts District. For more information, call (541) 336-1907 or email email@example.com.
Michael Gibbons will be showcasing his painting, “Wildflowers on Yaquina Head, a 15″x18″ oil painting. Yellow flowers cascade on the rock tops at the Yaquina Head Light House property in Newport where, just weeks before, a multitudinous number of birds lived and nested together in harmony with Mother Nature’s cycles. Wine and cheese refreshments will be served in the gallery. Gallery Michael Gibbons is located at the 1926 Vicarage, 140 NE Alder Street and will be open from 11-5 Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (541) 336-2797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or see http://www.michaelgibbons.net./
Becky Miller Studio will be showing a collection of her paintings of animals, both wild and domesticated, as well as paintings of Oregon kelp, including some exciting new works in progress. Becky Miller Studio is located at 167 NE 1st Street, nearly a block above Main, and will be open from 10:00 to 5:00 Saturday only. For more information, see http://www.beckymillerartist.com./
Heather Fortner at Sea Fern Studio adds Fish to the theme of Flora and Fauna. The Nature Printing studio is all about capturing bits of nature in a creative way, and actual fish, flora, and fauna are used as the printing plates in everything made in the studio. Heather’s pieces reflect the natural world, and she combines flora (seaweeds and water plants) with the fauna (fish) to create underwater scenes. Sea Fern Nature Printing Studio in the old Mary Harrison School at 321 SE 3rd St, Toledo. For more information, see www.HeatherFortner.com, call 541-264-5945, or email email@example.com.