Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Contact Info:

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts
P.O. Box 1315
Newport, OR 97365

541-265-ARTS (2787) 

Presenter Website:

http://www.coastarts.org/

Presenter Email:

occa@coastarts.org

Ticket Information:

Tickets are available from the Newport Performing Arts Center box office, located at 777 W. Olive Street in Newport. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) and one hour prior to performance times. 

Presenter Description:

What is OCCA?

Celebrating 35 years, the non-profit Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is based in the thriving central Oregon coast town of Newport.

OCCA's Mission

  • OCCA is the hub of arts opportunities as the "go-to" source for information on Oregon coast arts and culture, connecting residents and visitors to all arts activities in an easy accessible manner.
  • OCCA offers exceptional variety by providing access to an immense range of artistic experiences - there really is "something for everyone."
  • OCCA provides world-class arts experiences by bringing to our local community performances, educational opportunities and cultural events, highlighting local treasures and providing access to world-renowned artists.
  • OCCA strengthens the arts by ensuring that the Oregon coast has a rich and vibrant arts community through the support and promotion of arts and cultural organizations and individual artists.
  • OCCA nurtures the artist in everyone by providing a range of educational opportunities for professional and amateur artists alike - so that they can cultivate their creative spirits.

OCCA's Role as Regional Arts Council

OCCA serves as regional arts council for coastal Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Coos and Curry counties, as well as the coastal towns of Lane and Douglas counties. What does this mean?

OCCA's Facility Management

OCCA manages the Newport Performing Arts Center and the Newport Visual Arts Center.

 

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Upcoming Events in Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

  • Art Fridays Fall 2017 Session

    August 24th, 2017 to December 15th, 2017

    Newport Visual Arts Center Fall 2017-- October 13 to December 15 9-Class Session for 5th-8th Graders To register, call 541-265-6569 or email artslearning@coastarts.org (see registration form on reverse) Classes are geared toward 5th to 8th graders (10 - 14 years of age). Classes are from 3:45pm to 5:45pm at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 NW Beach Dr.). Cost: $12 per class, or $96 for series of 9 classes (scholarships available). All classes limited to 15 students. Students will be presented with opportunities to develop work to submit to the OCCA’s PushPin Show in December. An exhibit of student work from the session will be held in the VAC’s “Classroom Gallery.” See detailed description for class schedule and download flyer/registration form for more information.

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  • Of Kelp and Coos Bay

    October 6th, 2017 to November 26th, 2017

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents “Of Kelp and Coos Bay,” an exhibition by Coos County artist Karin Richardson, from October 6 to November 25 in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase (COVAS) at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The COVAS Showcase features mid-career artists living on the Oregon coast, rotating through the seven Oregon coastal counties. Karin Richardson will present an installation of kelp and mixed media reflecting her most recent creative focus. Richardson’s exhibit will also include a collaboration with her sister, Johanna Cielo, a textile designer, who will interpret Richardson’s work with acrylic and copperleaf paintings on canvas. The public reception for “Of Kelp and Coos Bay” will be held on November 3, with an artist talk at 6:30pm.

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  • We the People: A Participatory Installation

    November 3rd, 2017 to November 26th, 2017

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents “We the People: A Participatory Installation,” a traveling exhibition developed by the Blackfish Gallery in Portland, OR, from November 3-26 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. “We the People” will include up to 100 life-sized drawings and paintings on tar paper and cardboard, a video display featuring quotes from well-known persons and interactive wall pieces where visitors can leave personal messages and handprints. The First Friday public reception will be held on November 3, 5-7pm, at the Newport Visual Arts Center, with the artists talk at 6pm.

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  • Legends of the McKenzie: Paintings by Margaret Godfrey

    November 3rd, 2017 to December 30th, 2017

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the exhibition, “Legends of the McKenzie: Paintings by Margaret Godfrey” from November 3 to December 30 in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. A resident of Blue River, Oregon, Godfrey will exhibit 21 works focused on the elements of the McKenzie River that inspire her the most: the river and its canyons, herons and salmon. An opening reception for the “Legends of the McKenzie” exhibition will be held on November 3, 5-7pm, at the VAC, with an artist talk at 6:15pm.

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  • Met Opera: The Exterminating Angel

    November 18th, 2017 to November 18th, 2017

    The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s "The Exterminating Angel," inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name – the third opera in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • The PushPin Show 2017

    December 2nd, 2017 to December 31st, 2017

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts marks the 27th anniversary of The PushPin Show from December 2 to 31 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC). A holiday opening reception will take place at the VAC on Saturday, December 2, 5-7pm.

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  • National Theatre Yerma

    December 8th, 2017 to December 8th, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: "Yerma" at 7 p.m. Friday, December 8. The incredible Billie Piper returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

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  • Met Opera: Tosca

    February 17th, 2018 to February 17th, 2018

    Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: La Bohème

    February 24th, 2018 to February 24th, 2018

    The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo, in the fifth production of the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Semiramide

    March 10th, 2018 to March 10th, 2018

    This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium, in the sixth production of the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: L'Elisir d'Amore

    March 17th, 2018 to March 17th, 2018

    Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima," in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Così fan tutte

    March 31st, 2018 to March 31st, 2018

    A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Luisa Miller

    April 14th, 2018 to April 14th, 2018

    James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love – and the penultimate event in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Cendrillon (Cinderella)

    April 28th, 2018 to April 28th, 2018

    When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in "Manon" at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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