Congratulations to Antonia Carriere for winning the Pastel Society of Oregon’s “Water Challenge” with her image of Owynee River North Fork. I received one of three Awards of Distinction for my “Jetty Surge.” The other Awards of Distinction went to Janis Ellison for her “Turquoise Water” and to Nancy Sorrell for “Down Under.” All of the images of pastels entered and winners can be seen on the PSO website, http://www.pastelsocietyoforegon.com/winners_page.html
Johnson Creek Mist
Under the Boardwalk
The Expressions West 2016 juried competition opened at the Coos Art Museum on April 22. “Johnson Creek Mist” was awarded an Honorable Mention and “Under the Boardwalk” received an Award of Merit.
For the show, Juror Leslie Kenneth Price selected 61 paintings by 55 artists from California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
The show runs through June 25, 2016. Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay, Oregon. http://www.coosart.org
The king tide surged through the mouth of the Coquille river for an up close look at wave action.
The dramatic king tide covers the beach and crashes against
the rocks and cliff at Coquille Point in Bandon.
The retreating tide left a soft mirror surface to reflect
the evening clouds.
The lower sun and winter light gave a touch of gold to the incoming waves at Bandon Beach.
This view is from Bandon’s South Jetty up the river toward Old Town. The tide was receding, exposing the mud flats.