TIDE Newsletter - November 2020
Let's be thankful for ART!
Visit our website and check out the PBAA Member's Self Portrait Online Show
and the October 25th Podcast "State of Art in Brookings",
President's Message
Greetings to the members of PBAA. We are moving right along in spite of Covid-19. We had our first general meeting at the Chetco Community Center and it worked well. There was plenty of room for social distancing. I wish the attendance was greater as very important matters are being discussed at our meetings through-out the remainder of this year, such as the condition of our very old building. If we expect it to be in use twenty years from now, we must begin to plan for repairs soon. We are talking about a sizable sum of money and hope there are grants we can apply for to help with the costs. We also have the Jay Mosby bequest to make this possible. I would remind all users of the Manley Art Center that using masks, and correctly, is required for everyone. No exceptions please.

Several members are taking advantage of the fun and camaraderie of Tuesday painters and that is a real joy. Second Saturday was attended by at least twenty guests and members. With social distancing in mind, it was a full house. Pete Chasar interviewed the Art at the Port winners and those who submitted self-portraits. It was a very nice time. 

ART at the PORT will happen again in 2021 and we encourage members to begin participating now by suggesting ideas for the 2021 theme.

Due to the COVID 19, PBAA made the decision to cancel the Holiday Bazaar. The logistics of keeping everyone safe was more than our volunteers wanted to handle at this time. Maybe next year.

The Manley Art Gallery will be closed during the month of December. The classroom will remain open. We will have our regular meeting on December 10th at the Chetco Activity Center. We are planning on holding a small Christmas celebration.

Good health to all, Mike Dwaileebe
Important Meeting November 12 at 11 AM
At Chetco Activity Center - 550 Chetco Lane off Hwy 101
Board Elections for 2021
Presentation of the PBAA/Manley Art Center Strategic Plan
by our consultant, Sarah Shirk
Slate of Officers for 2021
The Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following slate of officers for 2021:
President- Chaney Delaire
Vice President- Tory Bowen
Recording Secretary- Nola Range
Treasurer- Leslie Wilkinson
Member at Large- Mike Dwaileebe
By joining or renewing your membership, you become part of a community that cares deeply about art and how it inspires us to see the world with fresh eyes. PBAA will be sending out renewal notices via postal mail at the end of November.
We hope that you will show your continued support as we navigate through COVID.
Below is an info-graphic from PBAA's Strategic Planning Report which will be presented at the November Meeting demonstrating the part your membership will play as we move forward.
Covid-19 Funds Available
The Oregon Arts Commission, in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, has just launched a statewide Artist Relief Program. The Artist Relief Program provides relief funding to Oregon artists who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic due to cancellations of exhibitions, performances, rehearsals (or other activities with a stipend), events, teaching opportunities, book signings, or other professional presentation opportunities. The application opened October 16 with a deadline of November 10. The grant guidelines and link to the application are on the Arts Commission website. The guidelines include information about the program, the application questions and the criteria that panelists will use to review applications.
Gallery News for November by Sharon Guy
A festival is held in honor of the ancient Celtic Crone-Goddess, Reign of the ‘Old Woman’ in Scotland. Schichi-Go-San, a ritual for good health that is hundreds of years old, is performed in Shinto shrines in Japan for children ages three, five and seven. After the ceremony, they are given blessed candy that is decorated with symbols of good luck. On the full moon of November, Baba Yaga, crone goddess of old Russia was honored with a feast day, now reduced to a wicked witch, from a primary deity. In Hawaii, the harvest season begins in November and rituals of thanksgiving to the God Lono are held. The Day of the Dead is also celebrated on November 1st in Latin America and Spain, with offerings of food to honor the spirits of deceased loved ones. Family and friends gather together for small parties where they talk about those who have passed on.

For us, our November tradition is Thanksgiving Day, which is all about eating and giving thanks for our blessings, but how did it start? The first documented Thanksgiving services were in territory belonging to the United States and were conducted by Spaniards and the French in the 16th century. Thanksgiving services were routine in what became the Commonwealth of Virginia as early as 1607, with the first permanent settlement of Jamestown, Virginia holding a thanksgiving celebration in 1610. There are other mythic stories of Thanksgiving starting with the Puritan’s starving and being helped by the Natives. Others pinpoint 1637 as the true origin of Thanksgiving, owing to the fact Massachusetts colony governor John Winthrop declared a day of thanks-giving to celebrate colonial soldiers who had just slaughtered 700 Pequot men, women, and children in what is now Mystic, Connecticut.
All of this could just be fake news and it could have started with a couple of farm families getting together to share their meal of guinea fowl. Every year it grew to include their neighbors, then their children’s children…until now, celebrating with a Butter Ball instead of guinea fowl, which is now on the endangered species list. Celebrate this Thanksgiving with your BFF and be thankful that we are together in Brookings, Oregon.The gallery will be closed, so make some art with your family.

This November for me, is the conclusion of three years as Gallery Coordinator. Rachel Gates takes over on January 1st and has a diverse schedule of shows. It has been a privilege working on bringing art to the Manley Art Center and I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have. Thank you for your encouragement and support. 

My final show for 2020 will be ANNABELLE WALKLEY’s Quilt Show. We are so fortunate to have her heirloom quilts that she has spent a lifetime creating during her nomadic life around the world. She will be attending 2nd Saturday on November 14th, so I encourage you to attend from 3 – 5p. Mask must be worn and there will be social distance seating. 

Art Change out.....November 3rd!

The Membership, Current and Past Board Officers and Coordinators wish to thank Sharon for such a wonderful job. Sharon will still be deeply involved with PBAA in other areas.
We welcome Rachel Gates and look forward to her upcoming shows.
Watch the December Newsletter for the 2021 show line-up.