The Coastal Arts Guild presents mixed-media artist Frances VanWert at the OCCA’s Visual Arts Center
The Coastal Arts Guild (CAG) welcomes Frances VanWert to the guild’s November 7th luncheon. VanWert is a mixed-media artist who will share her compositions that emphasize color, shape and texture.
Frances VanWert has a definite preference for abstract art which she feels is an acquired taste like fine wine. She explains it is the process of refining and reorganizing a realistic image or a mental concept to reveal the “essence” of a subject, without regard for its personal appearance. It is pure design without apparent reference to a subject. Abstract art creates visual possibilities that offer a divergent analysis for each viewer. In this way, the viewer becomes part of the creative process.
Her background includes art classes at the University of Oregon and the Sitka Center. Showings have been at several galleries in Gig Harbor and Tacoma, WA, as well as in Portland, OR. She moved here to Newport in 2004, established an art co-op in Nye Beach, and is an active member of FOR ARTSAKE and the Oregon Coastal Arts Guild.
CAG holds a luncheon on the first Thursday of each month for members and guests from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts’ Newport Visual Arts Center and invites those interested in the arts to attend.
For additional information and an invitation to attend CAG’s luncheon, call CAG member Linda Anderson at 541-265-5228 or Bobby Flewellyn at 541-563-8548.
To learn more about the Coastal Arts Guild, a volunteer program to staff OCCA’s Newport Visual Arts Center and serve the art community of Lincoln County, call Carol Deslippe at 541-265-2624, or Mary Peterson at 541-574-8221. The Coastal Arts Guild welcomes new members.