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)

  • Around the World (and Pizza Boxes)

    April 6th, 2018 to June 30th, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the visual art exhibition, “Around the World (and Pizza Boxes),” from April 6 to May 26 in the Classroom Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The exhibition will include student artwork created during OCCA’s Art Fridays youth-art classes held during fall 2017 and winter 2018. An opening reception for “Around the World (and Pizza Boxes)” will be held at the VAC on Friday, April 6, 5-7pm, with students available to discuss their work.

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  • Stories in Color

    May 4th, 2018 to June 30th, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts welcomes the exhibition, “Stories in Color,” from May 4 to June 30 in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase (COVAS) at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The exhibition will include mixed media and collage/assemblage by the artist team of Carol Waxham and Thomas Medlin. The COVAS Showcase features mid-career Oregon coast artists, rotating through Oregon’s seven coastal counties, and Waxham and Medlin will be representing Curry County. A First Friday opening reception for “Stories in Color” will be held on May 4, 5-7pm, with the artists scheduled to talk about their work at 6pm.

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  • Implicit Ambiguities: Paintings & Drawings by Clint Brown

    June 1st, 2018 to July 1st, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents “Implicit Ambiguities,” an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Clint Brown, from June 1 to July 1 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Brown’s exhibit will include oil paintings from his “Implicit Ambiguities” series along with drawings from his “Studies in Sanguine” series. The paintings and drawing were developed to be exhibited simultaneously and are the culmination of at least 10 years work. A First Friday opening reception will be held on Friday, June 1, 5-7pm, with a formal artist talk starting at 5:45pm.

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  • Spring Migration: Award-Winning Works from the Watercolor Society of Oregon

    June 1st, 2018 to July 28th, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts welcomes the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) for an exhibition of award-winning member works from June 1 to July 28 in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts. The traveling exhibition, “Spring Migration,” will include 20 paintings selected by WSO convention juror Fran Larsen. A First Friday opening reception will be held on June 1, 5-7pm, at the VAC, with a WSO representative on hand to discuss the exhibit at 6:30pm.

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  • The Momentary Sublime: Short Films by Brian Libby

    June 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents “The Momentary Sublime: Short Films by Brian Libby” from June 1-30 in the Media Room at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The film screenings will include 10-15 experimental short films as samples of Libby’s work over the past 15 years. In each film, Libby captures specific moments in landscapes, such as seagulls over Cannon Beach or the spray at Multnomah Falls. “The Momentary Sublime” will open during the First Friday reception on June 1, 5-7pm, with films running on a loop in the Media Room. An additional screening and artist talk will be held on Saturday, June 9, 5-7pm in Room 205 at the VAC.

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  • Pendleton Men's Chorus

    June 23rd, 2018 to June 23rd, 2018

    The Pendleton Men’s Chorus returns to the Newport Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Admission is by donation; proceeds benefit the “Entertain The Future” PAC Capital Campaign.

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  • OCCA Summer Shakespeare Camp 2018

    July 1st, 2018 to July 13rd, 2018

    Information and registration details are now available for the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) annual summer Shakespeare Camp, set for July 1-13, with performances set for 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 12. Registration forms and more information are available by calling Catherine Rickbone at 541-574-2652; by email, from crickbone@coastarts.org; or at the OCCA office at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive Street in Newport.

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  • Dinner With Will July 10

    July 10th, 2018 to July 10th, 2018

    Come and enjoy dinner with Will Shakespeare at Sylvia Beach Hotel.

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  • OCCA Shakespeare Camp Performances

    July 12nd, 2018 to July 12nd, 2018

    Join us for some of the best creative thinking paired with young enthusiastic talent when the 2018 OCCA Shakespeare Camp production "A Midsummer Night's Dream," under the direction of Shakespeare scholar Rod Molzahn, is presented in two performances.

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  • OCCA Summer Theatre Camps

    July 16th, 2018 to August 10th, 2018

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents two sessions of the Summer Theatre Camps this year. The first session runs Monday through Friday, July 16-27; the second session Monday through Friday, July 30 through August 10. Students who participate will learn about the theater and about each other, and then write and produce a play.

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  • VAC 2018 Summer Art Camp (Ages 10-14): Where's Your Art?

    July 16th, 2018 to July 19th, 2018

    Develop your young artist’s creative skills and interests. Reinforce habits of creativity. Have fun! Art Camp will include a variety of activities and projects, resulting in a public exhibit of student artwork at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Hands-on art making (drawing, sculpture) will be reinforced through presentations on foundational art concepts (color theory, perspective, materials) and outdoor adventures to visit public artworks. Campers will work with various media and tools. Campers start by designing their personal VAC Art Camp T-Shirt and move onto filling their sketchbooks with drawings of the Nye Beach neighborhood.

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  • National Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    July 20th, 2018 to July 20th, 2018

    From London's National Theatre: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20. Tennessee Williams’ 20th-century masterpiece played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017 – following his smash hit production of "A Streetcar Named Desire," Benedict Andrews’ "thrilling revival" (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

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  • National Theatre Hamlet

    July 27th, 2018 to July 27th, 2018

    From London's National Theatre: "Hamlet" at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

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  • VAC 2018 Summer Art Camp (Ages 6-9), Where's Your Art?

    July 30th, 2018 to August 2nd, 2018

    Introduce your young artist to the motions and rhythms of creativity, and the colors, patterns and materials of art making. Have fun! Camp will include a variety of activities, games, group projects, outdoor adventures and more. Portraits of stuffed animals, robot-making, and illustrated storytelling will be included. Campers will work with various media and tools. Campers start by designing their personal VAC Art Camp T-shirt, and move onto to filling their sketchbook with drawings of the Nye Beach neighborhood.

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  • National Theatre Young Marx

    August 3rd, 2018 to August 3rd, 2018

    From London's National Theatre: "Young Marx" at 7 p.m. Friday, August 3. Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy "One Man, Two Guvnors."

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  • OCCA Summer Theatre Camp - Advanced

    August 13rd, 2018 to August 17th, 2018

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents a new Advanced Theatre Camp this year, Monday through Friday, August 13-17, which focuses on improvisation.

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  • National Theatre Macbeth

    September 7th, 2018 to September 7th, 2018

    From The Bridge Theatre in London: "Macbeth" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris, will see Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

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  • National Theatre Julie

    September 21st, 2018 to September 21st, 2018

    From London's National Theatre: "Julie" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

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  • National Theatre King Lear

    November 9th, 2018 to November 9th, 2018

    Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s "extraordinarily moving portrayal" (Independent) of "King Lear" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 in the Chichester Festival Theatre’s production, which received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

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  • National Theatre The Madness of George III

    December 28th, 2018 to December 28th, 2018

    Multi-award-winning drama "The Madness of George III" will be broadcast live in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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