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 location of Newport
  • Oregon Coast Recorder Society

    The Oregon Coast Recorder Society, the first chapter of the American Recorder Society in Oregon, was founded in 1992 by a small group of recorder enthusiasts on the central Oregon coast. The chapter currently has nineteen members, who come from communities all over western Lincoln County. Besides soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders, the group also boasts viola da gamba, violin, cello, guitar and string bass plus a gemshorn or two.. Membership is open to all recorder players without audition. Rehearsals are Friday evenings at First Presbyterian in Newport except the second Friday of the month, when OCRS meets at St. Peter in Lincoln City.

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  • Sky Darwin

    Shiftwood Sculptures - kinetic driftwood sculptures by Sky Darwin

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  • Stephan

    Stephan as served as artist-in-residence for the Art Deco Society of California for almost 30 years. He also serves on the board of Porthole Players in Newport, Oregon as well as acting as the artistic consultant for Newport's Art Deco district. He lectures on various aspects of Art Deco a well as performing and directing at the Newport Performing Arts Center

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  • Tash Wesp

    Fiber artist, felter and dyer

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  • Vicki Megowan

    Vicki is involved with the Stringalongs and plays three musical instruments: banjo, guitar, and fiddle. Vicki is deeply committed to spreading Cajun and Americana music in Oregon.

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  • Wallace Vickers Kaufman

    Wallace Kaufman’s essays, nonfiction, fiction, journalism, translations, and poetry have been widely published in the U.S. and abroad. Since finishing Duke University Magna Cum Laude and taking his graduate degree at Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, he has taught writing at Duke and the University of North Carolina and served twice as writer-in-residence at Bucknell. At Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory he was a Science Writing Fellow. He has also founded several businesses, conducted economic surveys in Eastern Europe as communism dissolved, and now has a professional conflict mediation service. His writing reflects the several professions he has pursued and his travel across America, in the remotest parts of Siberia, in Latin America, and throughout Central Asia. He lives and works where the forest meets the marsh and waters of a slough not far from Newport, Oregon.

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