Welcome new members Don Bradley, Annabelle Walkley, Brandy Sue Obrist, Gerri O’Riordan, Cindy Golding, Lynette McPherson, Lydia Monk, Rande Rothman, Mary Bell Seamons, and Ruth York. I assume this is the quilting group. We appreciate you joining us. I may have missed a new member, if so, my apologies to you.
The big news is the bequest given to us by Jay Mosby. It is soaking into our heads and hearts as time goes by. The Board is working on putting this money in a safe and secure place while we decide how to invest it for the future of PBAA. We will be looking for input from the membership at an appropriate time. We also need to get serious about long term planning, how we see ourselves down the road five, ten, or 15 years from now. Chaney Delaire will head this group and will be asking for participation from the general membership. We also could plan for an appropriate memorial for Jay Mosby at the Manley Art Center.
Art at the Port boards will be delivered to Wrights’ and can be picked up beginning March 5 at 10am. Costs is just $10 to enter. More at
Art at The Port
Board meetings will now be held the 2
Thursday before the General Meeting. We will have guest demos four times per year with a potluck lunch. Thanks to all who brought food to our last meeting and special thanks to Georgia Cockerham for bringing an informational and interesting presentation on her writing and book publishing.
Thanks to Bob Murdock for his art show and opening. We enjoyed hearing of his art career and evolution of same.
Till next time - Mike Dwaileebe
2020 AZALEA FESTIVAL ART SHOW
AFAS is Memorial Day weekend, May 23 & 24, as part of the Brookings Azalea Festival. We will be in a new location at the BHHS gym. The show which is part of the Azalea Festival has more than 500 attendees and is a great opportunity for artists of all levels and ages to display and sell art. $525 in prize money will be awarded. Thanks to award donors, Wright’s Custom Framing, Linda & Robert Beaudry, and donations in memory of Pat Stewart.
The show entry form will be available March 1 at Manley Art Center, Wright's Custom Framing & Art Supplies and Crescent Harbor Gallery. A PDF version will be available on line at
. There will be four classes of adult art with awards given for 2-D art, computer generated art including photography, and 3-D art. The major requirement for art entered in the show is that it must be original in concept, design and execution. Size limitation - Height 48" - Width 36".
Mail-in registrations are encouraged. In person registration will be held at Manley Art Center
Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25 11AM – 4PM. D
eadline for entries is 4 pm, April 25 with no late entries accepted. The registration fee is $10 per entry for members and $15 for non-members with a maximum number of four entries per person.
The first entry from each youth
will be covered by PBAA with a $3 fee for each additional entry. If you know young artists,
encourage them to participate.
Many volunteers are needed to pull of the show: Registration, set-up, hosting, art demonstrations, and take-down are some of the tasks so think about how you can help. Volunteering is a great way to get to know other members! The April newsletter will include specific details about volunteer needs and sign-up sheets will be in the classroom at Manley Art Center. If you are willing to be part of the planning committee or would like to demonstrate your art during the show, send an email to Cilde Grover at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-412-8388 or
CLASSROOM PANEL RENTALS
Members may reserve a panel for any 2 month period during the year up to 12mos in advance. Contact Cathy Varner at
or the gallery host. Each panel is $25.00 cash, credit card,
or check. Current membership is required. Panel #7
is still available, as are 5 panels for March & April
and 4 panels in May & June
Newsletter submissions must be sent to the Executive Board for approval prior to sending to the Newsletter Editor. Deadline to send to the Executive Board is the 12th of each month.
March Featured Artist
John Gehl—making ordinary things look good
John Gehl is a photographer and metal sculptor who was born and grew up in Wisconsin. After high school at Marmion Academy in Aurora, Illinois, he attended Marquette University in Milwaukee and then Harvard Graduate School of Business.
“I worked in the family business for
my whole career,” reports John, then quipping, “No one else in town would hire me. It was the farm equipment business—manure spreaders—and later, the construction equipment business. But I’ve never been imprisoned.” (Another John quip.)
When he retired in 1998, John split
his time over the next ten years—summer
in Wisconsin, winter in New Zealand. Then,
in 2009, he moved to Brookings.
Shortly after that move, his first wife passed away. Later, at Manley Art Center,
he met his current wife, Mary Heflin, then the gallery’s art director. They have been married for almost seven years.
About his interest in photography, John says, “It began in high school and ended pretty much shortly thereafter. But it resumed after my move to Brookings. Today I primarily do fine art photography, along with landscape and still life. And I shoot lots of photos when I travel.”
As for equipment, John says he uses Fujifilm cameras—all mirrorless, one crop-sensor and two medium-format. He also does film photography using a Mamiya 645.
For his post processing, John uses Capture One raw converter and Photoshop and says his primary motivation is “to make ordinary things look good” in his photos.
Adds John, “This is my third featured artist show in Brookings, and I’m hoping
to get it right soon.”
He also participates in regional shows both here and in Wisconsin, says he has “won numerous awards, but nothing big yet.” And he adds that he has “sold a few pieces
here and there.” Of course.
Mark the Date!
Festival of Art in Stout Park
August 1st - 2nd
10am - 3pm Open Painting
9:30 - 11:30am Painting
11am - 5pm Advanced Pottery
1:30 - 5pm Beginning Pottery
2:30 - 4pm Life Drawing
1st & 3rd 10am - Noon Photo Club
2nd & 4th 10am - Noon Mod Squad Quilting
Each Friday 1 - 3:30pm Fiber Arts
11am - 5pm Advanced Pottery
1:30 - 5pm Beginning Pottery
ARTIST RECEPTION MARCH 14th 3-5pm
General Board Meeting
March 12th, 11am - All Members Welcome!
Thursday 3/19 5-7p
ICELAND thru a Lens John Gehl no charge-
Pizza to be served by PBAA
Sunday 4/5 1-4p
Basket Weaving with Seagrass
Lynn Benton $35
Sunday 4/26 & Sunday 5/3 1-4p
Pine Needle Coiling (2day workshop)
Ruth Burita $35
Friday 6/5 5-6p
1-hr Felting Presentation for Felting
Saturday 6/6 & Sunday 6/7 9-4p
Thimbleberry Hat Felting (2day workshop)
Tylar Merrill $145
Friday 8/14 & Saturday 8/15 10-2p
Loose and Free Watercolor (2day workshop)
Kay Myers $100
For more information contact Sharon Guy at
While attendance was sparse for Bob Murdock’s retrospective at the Manley Gallery Saturday, the conversation was not. Regionalist artists, such as, Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood were just some of the influences noticed and discussed in Murdock’s work. As with the Regionalist Movement, Murdock’s style continues to reassure us that there is order and greatness in America.
He delved into some of Escher’s work. Murdock is successful in exploring the same areas of infinity, reflection, symmetry, perspective and hyperbolic geometry. Escher’s early work was inspired by his observation of insects, landscapes, and plants. You can also see in Murdock’s work the same interest in natures mathematical structures. Spend time exploring Murdock’s subconscious in his piece ‘Metamorphosis’.
John Gehl will bring the world of ICELAND to our door step, opening March 3rd. We are used to being wowed by John’s photographic images and professional skill, but I think this new body of work will surpass his previous endeavors. Join us on 2
Saturday, March 14
3-5p to hear a brief interview between John, Pete Chasar and the audience.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 19
5-7pm for a more in depth look at John’s additional photographic work in his presentation ‘ICELAND THRU THE LENS’. Pizza will be provided by the PBAA.
Gallery Featured Artists & Themes 2020
Month Featured or Guest Artist* Theme
Mar JOHN GEHL BIRDS
Apl LINDA EVANS EGGS
May PEGGY PATTON SACRED SPACES
Jun AZALEA WINNERS NONE
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