LINCOLN CITY — Be amazed by mosaic at this years’ Mosaic Show at the Chessman Gallery in the Lincoln City Cultural Center. This show features an all-star cast of local, coastal mosaic artists including Joanne Dashel, Jan Miller, Karel Murphy, Bob Southwick and Mallory Zacher. There will be an opening reception with wine and appetizers, from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, Aug. 9, and the show will run through Sept. 9.
Joanne Daschel creates stained glass and smalti mosaics on various substrates such as porcelain tile. She enjoys telling stories in mosaic
about gardens, open spaces, food and travel. She embraced the mosaic medium after decades of working in pen and ink, exhibiting throughout the Northwest, including an artist residency at Glacier National Park, Mont. Joanne lives full-time in Lincoln City, and is a member of the Oregon Coast Mosaic Artists Guild and the Society of American Mosaic Artists.
Jan Miller has been fascinated by colored glass her whole life but especially since 1993, when she picked up a sheet of stained glass and cut into it for the first time. From that day to this, she has immersed myself in all kinds of glass – stained, fused, sand-carved and, of course, mosaics. She loves blending glass mediums in her work and now is learning to work in clay so that she can include ceramic elements to her work as well. Jan said that “Glass art has brought grace and joy to my life. Along my art path, I have had mentors, and friends inspiring and teaching me many wonderful things to share with my students who, in kind, inspire and teach me back.”
Jan is a mosaic teacher at the Lincoln City Artist Studio Association. www.asa.net
Karel Murphy of Windy Sea Designs is a Newport-based artist who works in three different glass mediums: hot mosaics, fused glass, and jewelry. Her current focus is on hot mosaics, which include design elements that are melted or “fused” in a glass kiln. These elements can be a specific part of a design, or can be the whole design — which is how Karel creates her mosaic artwork. Each mosaic includes multiple small pieces of hand-cut glass that are used to add shading and detail to her mosaics. Her preference for hot mosaics is to keep the colors vivid and bright without the presence of grout. Karel is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, the Oregon Glass Guild, the Oregon Coast Mosaic Artist’s Guild, the Artist Studio Association, and the Oregon Coast Council of the Arts. http://www.windyseadesigns.com
Bob Southwick gets most of his inspiration from living on the coast. He grew up in Maine but lived most of his life in Alaska until moving down to Lincoln City in the summer of 2011. During 2008 he began playing around with mosaic and found it to be a very versatile medium with an incredible range of possibilities. He is constantly experimenting with mosaic and has used various glass wall tiles, ceramic wall tiles, and a variety of mosaic tiles such as prism, aura metallic, smalti, sigris iridium, and mosaic marbles. He is now dabbling in ceramic tiles and in making his own ceramic pieces to use in his mosaic work. www.walknbob.com
Mallory Zacher has been doing glass mosaics for several years, and recently found her way into granite and marble mosaic tables. She creates beautiful art that is useful.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center is located at 540 NE Hwy. 101, inside the historic Delake School. The Chessman Gallery is open during center hours, 10 am to 5 pm daily (except Tuesdays). For details, call 541-994-9994.