Directory

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.

Directory Listings that are Artists with a medium type of Mixed Media
  • Greg Navratil

    Greg Navratil purchased a historical schoolhouse near Seaside over a decade ago. There he creates quasi-realistic paintings. In these all-over-paintings, abstraction is not removed from nature. These works concentrate on the abstract and chaotic qualities of nature. The surfaces are covered from edge to edge and from corner to corner. Your eyes are invited to wander everywhere, to follow the lines shapes, and values. Each area of the composition is given equal attention and significance. Colors are applied with small brushes or paint dispensers in thick layers which appear to be haphazard up close. There is a balance between the painting traditions of abstraction and realism.

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  • Horst Wolf

    Horst Wolf’s slowly changing style spans the gamut from realistic landscapes, still lifes and portraits executed with transparent watercolors, to surreal and nonrepresentational work in mixed media, to humorous depictions of life on Mars with accompanying poetry, to mixed media assemblage art from found objects.

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  • J-Walt

    J-Walt is a performer interactive designer, filmmaker, graphic artist, and composer. For more than two decades, he has been at the forefront of interactive art and computer performance, expanding the uses of computer animation into uncharted territories.

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  • Karen D. Nichols

    Backstreet Gallery artist, Karen Nichols, is an award winning artist writer and teacher. Karen creates in a variety of media—watercolor, bas-relief paper painting, oil, watercolor, acrylics, photography, and colored pencil. You will find both 2D and 3D pieces within her exhibit or displayed elsewhere in the gallery.

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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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  • Sharon Wiggins

    I remember growing up as a young African American in Los Angeles and listening to my mother tell stories about the artist who created The Watts Towers. She said he spent countless hours walking through her neighborhood searching for junk to incorporate into his amazing structures. Her stories stuck with me and, after moving to Lincoln City fifteen years ago, I began collecting damaged ceramics, glass and metal objects to inspire me to create my own type of two and three-dimensional art.

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  • Susan Romersa

    Susan Romersa moved from Las Vegas, Nevada to Oregon eight years ago to be closer to family. After a long history in Las Vegas advertising and public relations, she has been enjoying photography, writing and painting along the Oregon coast. Her work can be seen at http://www.trailsendart.org/susan-romersa.html.

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  • Yvonne Edwards

    Thangka boards, Buddha blocks, decoupaged boxes, whimsical watercolors, and modern acrylic paintings are some of the art created by artist Yvonne Edwards of Astoria.

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