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)

  • Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival 2018 Request for Proposals

    July 12nd, 2017 to September 29th, 2017

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is accepting proposals for workshops on paper, paper-related and book-arts subjects for the 2018 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival XXIII. We welcome new and innovative techniques as well as traditional processes.

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  • Eye and Spirit: Pit-Fired Ceramics by Michael Schwartz

    August 4th, 2017 to September 30th, 2017

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the exhibition “Eye and Spirit” by Coastal Lane County artist Michael Schwartz from August 4 to September 30 in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase (COVAS) at the Newport Visual Arts Center. “Eye and Spirit” will feature pit-fired ceramic work, including disc forms and wall pieces. An opening reception for the exhibition is scheduled for September 8, 5-7pm, with an artist talk at 6:30pm.

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  • 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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  • Punctum: Painted-Light Photography by Thomas Wheeler

    September 8th, 2017 to October 28th, 2017

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the exhibition, “Punctum: Painted-Light Photography by Thomas Wheeler,” from September 8 to October 28 in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Wheeler’s photographs, shot on solitary, vast locations, highlight the bewildering wonderment of distinct landscapes. The artistry found in Wheeler’s painted-light photographs comes from the combination of long exposures, hand-held light-emitting tools, and the artist’s talent to create a personal touching detail, which then establishes direct relationship with an object or person within a photograph, or “punctum.” A reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, September 8, 5-7pm at the VAC, with an artist’s talk at 6:30pm during the reception.

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  • Variety of Visions: Works from the Pacific Northwest Sculptors

    September 8th, 2017 to October 29th, 2017

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents “Variety of Visions,” a juried exhibition by the Pacific Northwest Sculptors (PNS), from September 8 to October 29 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The exhibition will include work by 28 PNS members, artists residing and creating work in Oregon and Washington. All mediums, including bronze, stone, clay, glass, mixed media and paper, will be featured in “Variety of Visions.” An opening reception is planned for Friday, September 8, 5-7pm, at the VAC, with PNS leaders speaking at 6:30pm.

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  • National Theatre Salomé

    September 29th, 2017 to September 29th, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: "Salomé," at 7 p.m. Friday, September 29. "Salomé" at 7 p.m. Friday, September 29. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

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  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party Brewmaster Dinner

    October 5th, 2017 to October 5th, 2017

    North Coast Brewing Company (official Oregon Coast Jazz Party brew) hosts a Brew Master Dinner on Thursday, October 5 at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club to benefit the Oregon Coast Jazz Party.

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  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2017

    October 6th, 2017 to October 8th, 2017

    The Oregon Coast Jazz Party, now its 14th year, celebrates great live jazz – and the dedicated fans who love it – October 6-8, 2016 in the beautiful town of Newport, on the central Oregon coast. Expect multiple sets from renowned jazz stars, nightcap performances, and educational events during your stay.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 1

    October 6th, 2017 to October 6th, 2017

    Session 1, Kickin' It Off, features a "Meet the Artists" Opening Night Set at 7 p.m., followed by a set featuring guitarist Russell Malone with bassist Mary Ann McSweeney and drummer Jeff Hamilton at 8 p.m. Next up, at 9 p.m., is the George Cables Trio, led by pianist George Cables with bassist Essiet Okon Essiet and drummer Victor Lewis.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 2

    October 6th, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

    The Friday Nightcap All Star Jam Session at the Shilo features guitarist Russell Malone, backed by bassist John Clayton and drummer Ryan Shaw, with special guests Greta Matassa on vocals and Thomas Marriott on trumpet.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 3

    October 7th, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

    Session 3, The Small Sets, features sets by guitarists Russell Malone and Ed Dunsavage; pianists George Cables, Mike Wofford, and Gerald Clayton; and bassists John Clayton, Mary Ann McSweeney, and Essiet Okon Essiet. After a 15-minute break, Chuck Redd performs on vibes, followed by Holly Hofmann leading "Some of My Best Friends Are:" Russell Malone on guitar, Mike Wofford on piano, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. Then more small sets by drummer Victor Lewis, Hamilton, and Ryan Shaw.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 4

    October 7th, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

    Session 4, Specialty Sets, kicks off with "Father, Son & Godfather" – with first the duo of John Clayton on bass with Gerald Clayton on piano, and then the trio of the Claytons plus drummer Jeff Hamilton. Next up is Chuck Redd honoring vibes legend Milt Jackson, backed by Russell Malone on guitar, bassist Mary Ann McSweeney, and drummer Ryan Shaw. Rounding out the session is a "Jazz 101: What to Listen For?" lecture sponsored by Just Jazz, featuring pianist Mike Wofford, John Clayton on bass, Hamilton on drums, and Holly Hofmann on flute.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 5

    October 7th, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

    Session 5, The Tributes, features a salute to Richard Rodgers led by Houston Person on tenor sax, with pianist George Cables, Essiet Okon Essiet on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. Next up is vocalist Greta Matassa's tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, with pianist Mike Wofford, bassist John Clayton, and drummer Chuck Redd. And rounding out the session is "Marriott Plays Miles," with Thomas Marriott on trumpet backed by pianist George Colligan, bassist Mary Ann McSweeney, and drummer Chris Brown.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 6

    October 7th, 2017 to October 8th, 2017

    The Saturday Nightcap Houston Dance Party at the Shilo features Houston Person on tenor sax, with Mike Wofford on piano, Mary Ann McSweeney on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Jazz Panel Discussion

    October 8th, 2017 to October 8th, 2017

    Join the Oregon Coast Jazz Party for the Sunday Rap Session, the popular free jazz panel, where OCJP Music Director Holly Hofmann talks with John Clayton, Mary Ann McSweeney, and Chuck Redd, followed by Q&A with the audience.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 7

    October 8th, 2017 to October 8th, 2017

    Session 7, Sunday Wrap Up, begins with a set by the George Colligan Trio – pianist George Colligan with bassist Chris Higgins and drummer Chris Brown, followed by a set by the Bossanaire Septet (a bossa nova rhythm section with two female vocalists) and then the George Cables Trio, with pianist George Cables, bassist Essiet Okon Essiet, and drummer Victor Lewis.

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  • Met Opera: The Magic Flute

    October 14th, 2017 to October 14th, 2017

    Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • National Theatre Angels in America Part I

    October 20th, 2017 to October 20th, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: "Angels in America, Part I – Millennium Approaches" at 7 p.m. Friday, October 20. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. "Part II – Perestroika" shows at 7 p.m. Friday, November 10.

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  • Met Opera: Norma

    October 28th, 2017 to October 28th, 2017

    This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • National Theatre Angels in American Part II

    November 10th, 2017 to November 10th, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: "Angels in America, Part II – Perestroika" at 7 p.m. Friday, November 10. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

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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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  • 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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