TIDE Newsletter - June 2021
GALLERY NEWS by Rachel Gates

ARTIST OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE
DALE WELLS
When Dale paints, he lets you glimpse his vision of how he sees the world. He sees each painting as an adventure, and is sometimes surprised at where his painting will lead him. You will often find Dale’s sense of humor expressed in his art.

Painting came late into Dale’s life with a watercolor class he was given as a gift. It was love at first splash. During the class, he balked and said, “I don’t paint flowers,” and has gone on to paint a few (lots of) studies of sunflowers.

Dale has taken several workshops which have exposed him to new techniques and ideas, and each has added to his style, however he has maintained his own personality in his journey. 

Dale’s work has been entered in many juried art shows with great success. He enjoys painting everything from boats, sunflowers to birdhouses, and sometimes Van Gough rip-offs.

Dale supports and participates in many local art events, including Second Saturday Art Walk, Azalea Festival Art show, Festival of the Arts, and the Maritime Art Fest. 

His work may be seen at several art galleries in Oregon and at his home gallery. The his studio is always open by appointment.
President’s Message
from Chaney Delaire

Dear Members:

This has been an unprecedented time. In the midst of a global pandemic, with your help, we managed to complete a strategic plan, update the membership recordkeeping process, upgrade the website, improve bookkeeping systems and we have successfully applied for a number of grants. All of these efforts lay a foundation for improved operations and community outreach.

I am so happy to announce that Rachel Gates will be continuing as our awesome Gallery Coordinator in 2022. Thank you, thank you , thank you!

A great example of PBAA’s importance as a member of the community is the Children’s Art Program (CAP). Thanks to Sharon Guy, we are providing much needed art instruction to 3rd graders at Kalmiopsis this coming school year.

Sharon Guy and Pete Chasar also continue to work on upgrades and building improvements.

For our art center to be supportive of our members and to be active in the community, it has become clear that it's time to hire a staff person. This is not a new idea; the previous board discussed staffing a number of times. We need a dedicated staff who can expand our membership base, provide some continuity in the office and support members (think of virtual art sales) and the board of directors. We will be recommending that the membership approve a budget amendment for this purpose at the June meeting.

We must all understand that the hiring of a staff person does not mean that your participation in this organization goes away. What we want is a staff person who will make our volunteerism more rewarding and less tedious.  

We will still need a board of directors, coordinators, gallery hosts, event organizers and more. Thank you to the 20-30 members who continue to volunteer your time here. You are indispensable! But we need more active volunteering so that we are a vibrant art center with community events; a place that members, visitors and community members of all ages can enjoy, take part in and be proud of!

Please think about ways you can be involved such as:
  • Work with Leslie Wilkinson now to be able to take over Festival of Art for 2022 (Leslie will not be able to do it next year)
  • Talk to a current board member, learning what we do and consider joining the board for 2022.
  • Talk to Nola about how you can help with Art at the Port in 2022.
  • Find a buddy and co-chair the Azalea Festival of Art Show for 2022
  • Teach a class or workshop this summer.

Let's continue to grow and enhance the enjoyment and promotion of art in the community.

Your 2021 Board Members are:
Chaney Delaire, President  chaneyd50@gmail.com 707-695-7331
Tory Bowen, Vice President  Torybowen@hotmail.com  541- 531-3558
Leslie Wilkinson, Treasurer lawsrod1@sbcglobal.net  530-521-5621
Nola Range, Secretary ranges@charter.net  541-469-2650
Mike Dwaileebe, Member at large dwaileebe@gmail.com. 541412-1350

Stay well,
Chaney Delaire, 2021 PBAA President
Please consider sharing some of your time and energy to help PBAA be the best it can be. We need volunteer coordinators for the following positions:
  • ART RENTAL PROGRAM
  • ARTIST WORKSHOPS
  • PUBLICITY
Contact Tory at: torybowen@hotmail.com
The Second Annual Art at the Port Exhibition is bigger and better than the first - this is not an exaggeration. Please go see it for yourself and prepare to be impressed. Sixty four panels cover the Boardwalk from the north end all the way to the Chetco Indian Memorial on the south end.

A team of eight met to put the exhibition in place on May 16. Working in pairs, one person held a panel in place while another attached each panel to the fence with four cable ties. Sounds easy, right? Well it would be if getting the panels level wasn't a consideration. We invite more brave and adventurous members to join us next year - the more people on the team, the less time each person needs to spend on their knees. Team members included: Brian Childers, Gwenn Childers, Pete Chasar, Carole Schaefer, Ken Range, Phil Range, Ann Ostrowski and Nola Range.

Numbered tags were attached beside each panel for People's Choice voting purposes. The tags were dye cut this year by PBAA member Steve Delaire, then laminated to weatherproof them. Mike Dwaileebe was again responsible for priming all the panels before they were delivered to the artists. Boardwalk visitors enjoyed watching the hanging process and a couple inquired about purchasing three of the panels before all of them were hung.

Winners of the People's Choice and Sponsored Awards will be announced on Labor Day Weekend and the winning panels will hang at Manley Art Center during the month of October. Please visit the Boardwalk and vote for your three favorite paintings in each age category (Youth, Teen, Adult). ~ Nola Range
Vendors Excited
for Festival!
We have had a great response for our Festival of Art in the Park. Last count, 60 artist vendors have been selected. I am still getting contacted as the COVID restrictions begin to lighten up. We could see a few more by mid-June. We have vendors coming from California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. All have expressed how happy they are to see this event going forward.

There are banners to put up plus, flyers to go to Port Orford, Crissy Field and Gold Beach. Just give me a call if you can help get flyers out now and the banners hung up (banners go up July 5th at both ends of town).

Leslie Wilkinson cell: 530.521.5621
Workshops and Classes Move Forward

The Children's Art Program is returning this summer.
 On June 8th Linda Evans is teaching The Art of Pastel. (This class is full.)
The Mixed Media Class starts on July 12th instructed by Chaney Delaire.
Sign up early, before June 30. 

~ Announcements ~

Gallery change-out day is Monday, May 31th from 10am - noon. 

All the classroom panels are currently rented for this period. We have panels available for rental in July-August. Please contact Denise Ortega at 707-280-3120 or by email denisekerfoot@gmail.com if you are interested in renting a panel to show your work. 
For rental info and details please go to manleyartcenter.com, heading “More”, then subheading “Find out more”. Scroll down to “Rent a Wall Panel” and learn more.

June 8th - The Art of Pastel Workshop starts

2nd SATURDAY ART WALK is set for June 12th. The Art Walk is from 3-5 pm.

Thursday, June 10th - General Membership Meeting

July 12 - MAC Children's Art Program starts

Art at the Port on display until September 12th.

Festival of Art in the Park will be Saturday, August 7th
and Sunday, August 8th at Azalea Park.


One of our long time members, Buzz Stewart, stopped by the gallery recently and had an engaging conversation with gallery host, Garret Smith and Oswald. We’re glad to see you back Buzz! And thank you for the photo, Garrett.