TIDE Newsletter - August 2021

I was born and raised in Philadelphia and moved to San Francisco after graduating from Temple University with a BA in Liberal Arts. I always loved being creative and making things. My mother taught me to make Russian Easter eggs as a child using a wax resist process and that was the beginning of my love of art. The eggs lead me to batik on fabric and from there I took up painting. I am a self-taught painter and have been painting for more than 40 years.

In 1996 I decided to change my career from Payroll Manager to something more artistic. I enrolled at the California School of Professional Fabric Design in Berkeley, CA and was certified in 1998. I worked for six years at a San Francisco design firm where I designed the print pattern for various household products including sheets, comforters, shower curtains, towels, rugs, dishware, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, kitchen towels and tablecloths. These products have been sold at COSTCO, Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Macy's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sears, JC Penny and various other retail stores.

Collecting sea glass was a passion and on a trip north to find beach glass I met my future husband, a Brookings fisherman. In 2005 I left my design career and moved to Brookings and was married. I began to create beach glass tables, frames, vases and other items to go with my paintings. I showed these in 2006 at the Brookings Festival of the Arts and Christmas Bazaar, and in 2007 at Brookings Festival of the Arts, the Bandon Cranberry Festival, the Azalea Festival, and the Christmas
Bazaar. In 2007 I also began creating broken plate mosaics on various 3D pieces. In 2009 I became interested in jewelry making and took several classes at the Eugene Glass school learning how to make glass beads and fused glass. In 2009 I showed jewelry and paintings at the Festival of the Arts in Brookings and the Christmas Bazaars in Crescent City and Brookings. By 2010 my interest in jewelry was subsiding and I focused on mosaics. Since my retirement in 2014 I have gone back exclusively to my main passion in art, oil painting. In August 2017 I was artist of the month at Wright's Fog and Fine Art Gallery in Brookings, OR and have shown there through August 2019. In 2020 my paintings were on display at the Great American Smokehouse in Harbor, OR. and currently I am displaying at Stephanie’s at the Whaleshead Beach Resort in Brookings.

My paintings are inspired by the beauty of nature and it's reoccurring patterns. I love color and form and embrace abstract art as well as painting representational imagery in fanciful ways. My goal is to create unique, colorful, intricate work that will engage the viewer and be decorative at the same time.  
President’s Message

It's Festival Time!

The Festival of Art in the Park is back on August 7th-8th and the Azalea Park venue will be amazing! Don't forget to save the dates and tell your friends and family. In addition to the 60 plus vendors, there will be Kid's Art Zone, food, a beer garden and music at the bandshell. The Festival of Art is one of our largest community art events bringing locals and visitors to our beautiful area.

Manley Art Center members will be helping with set up, take down and 'staffing' our booth. WE STILL NEED A COUPLE OF PEOPLE TO HELP WITH TAKE DOWN SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU CAN HELP.

I've spoken to some of our new members and wanted to welcome all of you and to say that your Board of Directors would like to hear from you. And that goes for longer term members too. Are you getting enough information about the art center? Are there particular classes or workshops you are interested in?

I've been thinking a lot about our community and ways that the Manley Art Center can have a broader role in fulfilling our mission statement. The Azalea Festival of Art Show, Art at the Port and Festival of Art are all really wonderful community events. This fall, we are branching out with the Children's Art Program bringing it to the 3rd graders at Kalmiopsis School. What are some other ideas? Monthly family night? Open Studios?
Workshops & classes? Partner with other nonprofits?

Please give me a call or send me an email with your thoughts and ideas. I am also happy to meet with you. I am gallery hosting at the Manley the second and fourth Thursdays from 1-3 PM if you'd like to stop by for a meet and greet.

Happy festivaling!

Chaney Delaire
Outdoor Art For Everyone
Nola Range
More than 1600 ballots have been turned in so far. Voting appears to be a favorite family activity on the boardwalk and the kids are taking their selections just as seriously as the adults. Voters often leave messages on their ballots expressing how much they enjoyed the art. Please vote and help select the winners. September 1st is the last day to vote.
People’s Choice and Sponsored Awards will be announced on Labor Day Weekend and all award winners will be displayed at Manley Art Center during the month of October.
Teen Art
If you are able to help with set up or take down or to sit at our booth
please call

The decision was made to continue with Life Drawing on Thursdays, beginning August 19 from 2:30 to 4:00 P.M. A decision will be made after class on September 2 as to whether there is enough interest to continue classes

This class is for anyone interested in drawing or learning to draw. It is also for those interested in modeling. The only criterion for modeling is the ability to sit still for twenty minutes.

The model will receive the pick of the sketches from any artist willing to participate. The artists should bring their own sketch pad, pencils and any other art medium with which they work.

Questions? Email Georgia at georgiacockerham@msn.com.
~ Announcements ~

  • The refurbished PC and printer will now available for current members to use in the classroom.
  • Please be sure to include your name on the back of any cards you are selling in the gallery. If your name is NOT there we will not be able to pay your commission from the sale and will consider it a donation to PBAA.
  • Rosalie Dieter has art supplies for sale. Contact her at atahoerose@aol.com

Gallery change-out day - Monday, August 2nd from 10:00 am-noon

Festival of Art in the Park - Saturday, August 7th
and Sunday, August 8th in Azalea Park

General Membership Meeting - No meeting for August

2nd SATURDAY ART WALK - August 14th from 3:00-5:00 pm

Life Drawing will start Thursday, August 19th from 2:30-4:00 pm

Art at the Port on display thru September 12th
Remember to vote for your favorite in each category

The history of the metal paint tube

The metal paint tube was first invented by American oil painter John Goffe Rand as a way of transporting paints to use outside. The tubes were in fact syringes which were used to squeeze out paint and preserved the paint for a longer time, allowing artists increased flexibility and the possibility of a larger palette, as colors took longer to perish.

Upon hearing of this stunning innovation William Winsor immediately sought the patent, as Winsor & Newton were the only colormen producing moist watercolor. Once the patent was secured, Winsor added one essential improvement to this design: the all-important screw cap. Thus the paint tube we know and love was born.

Artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is quoted as saying: “Without paint in tubes there would have been… nothing of what the journalists were later to call Impressionists.” 

These revolutionary artists, including Claude Monet, headed outside to paint en plein air in order to “capture the snapshot”, thus celebrating the everyday and changing the art world forever. The portability of paint tubes was integral to such practices.