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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    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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  • Michele Walters

    Michele's creations are fueled by a love of glass, metal and stones. Her work includes stained, fused and etched glass. She channels some of that love into her jewelry creations with semi-precious stone. Her metal work evolved from her need to display her fused glass art.

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  • Milton C Finch SR

    Experienced Goldsmith/Silversmith

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  • Mickey Boersma

    Mickey Boersma, a Pacific Northwest native who recently moved to the Oregon Coast, has been involved in the arts for most of her life. She is now designing jewelry, mostly with silver, glass and beads.

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  • Neal C. Lemery

    My writing and my art allows me to fully explore my desire to help others advance in their lives, and reach their full potential. By writing about mentoring, and my experiences working with young prisoners, I hope to encourage others to reach out and help others reach their full potential in their lives, and see endless possibilities. My photography, poetry, and painting allows me to reach deep inside of me, and connect with the beauty of the Oregon Coast, and the wonder and beauty of our own lives and community. I’ve been published in regional literary journals, local newspapers, and The Oregonian, and my photography has been selected in regional juried shows, including the Oregon State Fair. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” -- Mahatma Gandhi.

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  • Newport School of Artistic Movement / Pacific Dance Ensemble

    Newport School of Artistic Movement (NSAM) offers classes in contemporary ballet - a fusion of ballet, modern and jazz dance - to students ages 3 ­years to adult in beginning through advanced levels.

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  • Newport School of Dance / Oregon Coast Ballet Company

    Learning by doing is Newport School of Dance owner Sian Zander's creed, built on over 50 years of dancing and teaching experience. "The body never lies" is proven true with every breath, according to Zander who has dedicated her work to bringing the best of the past to the dancers of today.

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  • Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast

    The Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC) is the full orchestra that includes intermediate and advanced string students, as well as youth woodwind, brass and percussion players.

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  • North Coast Big Band

    The North Coast Big Band is a full-size swing band based in Astoria. It performs locally from Tillamook to Clatskanie and is available for hire.

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  • North Coast Printmakers Collective

    The North Coast Printmakers Collective is comprised of established and emerging artists producing quality original prints reflecting personal insights and shared aesthetics.

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