February 2020

Goodbye to 2019, a wonderful year, at the PBAA!

Our holiday party was a full house and fun was had by all. Thanks to Sharon and David Guy and Brian and Gwenn Childers for cooking the turkey and ham. Special thanks to all the folks who brought potluck food. What a great group of people to be associated with. I want to thank Denise Ortega for helping weed the garden and Peggy Patton who gardens each week. A special thanks to Victor Ortega for fixing our leaking window in the pottery room.

We, at the PBAA board, have been taken to task for not thanking all our volunteers by name. This has been properly done in the past. We will work on this.

We now have leadership for ASAF. Several people will work together
to make this event happen.

We have a comfortable new chair for life drawing and we now need models. Signup sheet is on the bulletin board.

Next month we are beginning something new. The board meeting will be held on the 2 nd Thursday at 9:30 am prior to the general meeting at 11am. The general meetings will have demo artists and potluck lunch quarterly.

Check out the proposed workshop schedule for 2020. It’s awesome.
Don’t forget, the Manley Art Center and Gallery, continues its 2 nd Saturday programs while the art walk in on hiatus. Please support our events.

As always, I want to hear both kudos and complaints from our members. If you have any concerns please talk to me.

This is the first month of our new online newsletter. This format will allow us to continue to get the word out to our members.

Till next time,
Mike Dwaileebe

February 3rd 10a - noon!

Executive Board will now be meeting at 9:30am on the 2nd Thursday of the month just prior to the General Meeting held at 11am.

In 2020 we will hold a potluck and artist demonstration quarterly at the Manley Center following the general meeting on the second Thursday of the month. The first activity for this year will be Thursday, February 13th starting at 11am. After the general meeting the potluck will be at noon and the demonstration follows at 12:30.

Our first demonstration artist for this year will be Georgia Cockerham. Georgia is a PBAA member, a watercolor artist and a published mystery novelist. She will discuss writing and publishing, book signing and the ins/outs
of being an author. She will also do a reading from one
of her books. Please join us for this event and bring something yummy to share at the potluck.
You can contact Georgia or view her work at www.colorandwordsbygeorgia.com

The Life Drawing group NEEDS models! We need models who will pose for three 20-minute sessions (one or all). We meet every Thursday afternoon at the Manley Center from 2:30 to 4pm. Model once, model quarterly, your choice. Male or female, young or old. Our models are fully clothed and often bring hats, scarves, props, etc. to add to the fun. Be our model and receive a free drawing/painting by renowned Curry County artist Buzz Stewart and/or our other artists. If you would like to model contact Georgia Cockerham at 707-373-0497 or Denise Ortega at 707-280-3120.


Members may reserve a panel for any 2 month period during the year up to 12mos in advance. To rent, contact Cathy Varner at (541) 507-7764. The cost for each panel is $25.00 cash, credit card, or check. Current membership is required to display.

2/9 & /16    2-4P      HAND KNITTING  
2/22-24    10-4P    PAINTING FROM SKETCHES  

3/31 & 4/7 7-8:30P PAINTING FOR THE PORT

4/5               1-4P     BASKET WEAVING- SEAGRASS
4/26 & 5/3   1-4P      PINE NEEDLE COILING

6/5     5-6P     THIMBLEBERRY FELTING Presentation

6/6 - 6/7       9-4P     THIMBLEBERRY FELTING        
All 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 10th of each month.
In February
Bob Murdock—life imitating art
Featured artist Bob Murdock,
who grew up in Long Beach, California, then went on to study art
at Long Beach City College, was drafted into the US Army in 1966.
The Army noticed Bob’s talent, and he was assigned to work as a draftsman making visual aids.
Two years later, after being discharged, Bob went back to school, this time at Cal State Long Beach, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
in drawing and painting.
Then, after moving to the Monterey Peninsula, Bob became active in the local art community. There, too, his talent was noticed, and he was rewarded with a one-man show at the the Monterey Museum of Art. About the same time,
he started working as a highway maintenance worker for CALTRANS and, in 1978, moved to Arroyo Grande, where he says he spent a lot of time “working on a fixer-upper.”
In 2002, Bob moved again, this time to Willow Creek in Humboldt County where he built a new home with acreage. And it was 2014 when Bob moved to Oregon. As he tells it, “During all these periods, I continued to draw and paint, exhibiting
in local juried exhibitions and member shows.” 
For Bob that includes PBAA, Humboldt Arts Council at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, and Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay.
As for the artists Bob admires, “I’m most influenced by Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne and Henri Matisse. I also saw the Pop Art and modern American painting of the 1970s while in college.
I used to go to the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art and the Pasadena Museum of Art, where large paintings by James Rosenquist, Frank Stella and Ron Davis influenced my early work.”
Commenting on his work today, Bob says,
“I hope my work emits some of the joy and energy I relish when doing it. I prefer acrylic paints because of the easy clean-up, and I use Prismacolor pencils for my drawings.”
Bob also reports that in the 1980's he “dabbled” with serigraph (silk screen printing) and hopes to try it again.
Then he adds, “The Oscar Wilde quote: ‘Life imitates art far more than art imitates life’ has always fascinated me.” Indeed.
Classroom Schedule:

Tuesday       10am - 3pm      Open Painting

Wednesday       9:30 - 11:30am      Painting
         11am - 5pm      Advanced Pottery
         1:30 - 5pm      Beginning Pottery

Thursday      2:30 - 4pm      Life Drawing

Friday 1st & 3rd   10am - Noon      Photo Club
   2nd & 4th   10am - Noon     Mod Squad Quilting
1 - 3:30pm Fiber Arts

Saturday       11am - 5pm      Advanced Pottery
         1:30 - 5pm      Beginning Pottery

FEBRUARY 8th 3-6pm
Manley Art Center & Gallery
Thoughts from Susan Fowler’s reception
in January…

Last night was a pleasant affair with a small group of curious minds. Susan and Pete exchanged ideas on several topics, such as, collages, performance art, methods of mixed media, dreamscapes, and sorrow. There was even some talk about arranging a workshop on collaging taught by Susan. Everyone brings things to contribute to the ‘pile’ and artists go
at it. Sounds fun and challenging. 
In February, Bob Murdock will entice us with his array of paintings and drawings during the month of February. His reception will be held February 8 th . Please remind friends and neighbors that even though ‘ART WALK’ takes a break during January, February and March, the Manley Art Center never stops creating. We continue to have artist receptions every 2 nd Saturday, unless notified otherwise, which seldom happens, because artists minds never sleep.
Gallery Featured Artists & Themes 2020

Month   Featured or Guest Artist*    Theme       
Pelican Bay Arts Association PO Box 2568, Brookings, OR 97415
email: pbaart@frontier.com - pelicanbayartsassociation.org
Manley Art Center and Gallery- Open Tues-Sat 11a-4p 433 Oak Street, Brookings 541.469.1807
Mission Statement
To promote, through education, the appreciation, distribution and enjoyment of fine arts and crafts
Vision Statement
To nurture art and artists “We are a group dedicated to building the creative
economy of Brookings, Oregon.” ‑Virginia Manley
Board of Directors
President - Mike Dwaileebe - dwaileebe@gmail.com
Vice President - Tory Bowen - torybowen@hotmail.com
Recording Secty - Chaney Delaire - chaneyd50@gmail.com
Treasurer - Benita Robinson - beliro1@yahoo.com
Assistant Treasurer - Cilde Grover - cilde@copper.net
Director at Large - David Howell - david.onefreeebird@gmail.com
Gallery Exhibits - Sharon Guy - sigart573@gmail.com
Membership - Renee Absey - renee.absey@gmail.com
Classroom Panels - Cathy Varner - cathyvarner49@gmail.com
Building Facilitator - Mike Dwaileebe
Garden - Barbara Jervis - jervisbarb@gmail.com
Workshop Coordinator - Sharon Guy
Public Relations - Judy Wong Dobberpuhl - jdobberpuhl@masonmas.com
Historian/Web Administrator - Nola Range - ranges@charter.net
Newsletter Editor - Leslie Wilkinson - lawsrod1@sbcglobal.net
Webmaster- David Guy - dsguy448@yahoo.com