OCCA strengthens the arts by ensuring that the Oregon coast has a rich and vibrant arts community through support and promotion of arts organizations and individual artists.

This directory represents the coastal areas of Oregon, which include Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Coos, and Curry counties and the coastal towns of Lane and Douglas counties.  OCCA is the regional arts council for this area. Learn more about OCCA's regional arts activities.

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  • Lucy Hammer

    Lucy works mostly in Oils, sometimes acrylics. Loves painting landscapes, seascapes and most of all, She loves trying to capture the beautiful colors of the sunsets on the Pacific coastline.

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  • Maeona L. Urban

    I am an artist yet I feel flattered to be considered an artist. I have not gone through the usual training methods to attain the title. My grandmother inspired my love of art and nature. I do plein air, realistic studio, and Northwest Coast Native American style artwork. I paint to comfort myself, to feel I have accomplished something worth sharing, to link with others and to see them connect to each other through the artwork. So by years of random trial and error, to satisfy either my own emotions or simply to please others, I paint.

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  • Malarkey Stiles

    Acoustic Americana duo performing classic, contemporary, and original songs. Be prepared to cry in your wine or spontaneously fall in love with the person next you.

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  • Marie Plette

    American soprano Marie Plette is acclaimed in the major opera houses of North America and Europe for her compelling portrayals from Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly to Love Simpson in Cold Sassy Tree and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro.

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  • Marten King and Ensemble Columbiana

    Partners for the PAC and the North Oregon Coast Symphony presents “Music at the PAC for the PAC” by Ensemble Columbiana; a return performance for the PAC. Don't miss this exciting program to benefit the college Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the CCC Performing Arts Center 16th and Franklin in Astoria. Admission $12.00, with children 12 and under admitted free with an adult. For more information or to make a donation to support the PAC go to

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  • Martin Chalifour

    Martin Chalifour is a professor at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. He records for the Yarlung label; his latest album was released in September 2011, and features solo music composed by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Steven Stucky, as well as Mozart and Lutoslawski concertos with the Los Angeles Philharmonic recorded live at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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  • Mary Madewell

    Mary is a self-taught artist. She's a gallery-represented fine artist, an illustrator, a character designer and a sometimes sculptor of tiny things.

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  • Michael Gibbons

    Michael creates a painting from initial inspiration and plein air reference then finishes in his studio.

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  • Michael Schlicting

    Michael Schlicting's paintings in acrylic, watercolor and mixed media have found homes in over 2500 private, public and corporate collections around the globe.

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    MOTHER EARTH'S CHILDREN is a local all-Indian theater group that visually interprets traditional stories with actors who react to the storyteller's story. The first story told by Esther is a favorite of hers called "Why Children Should Not Go Out At Night". Esther enjoys telling the story about old Dark Lady who catches children at night in her sticky Cedar bark dress. Other stories present teaching stories and creation stories that include Coyote, Bear, and other traditional characters. MOTHER EARTH'S CHILDREN uses funds received from its performances to provide American Indian/ Alaska Native Student Achievement Awards to graduating seniors in all six school districts in Coos County. The group has also performed outside its local area to give other area programs ideas on how to start their own American Indian Repertory Theater. Funds from these performances are also used to award the MEC Student Achievement Awards.

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