Newport Visual Arts Center Past Exhibitions

Here you'll find past shows at the Newport Visual Arts Center, grouped by year. The exhibitions showed in the Runyan, Upstairs, and Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase (COVAS or Showcase) galleries.

Archived Events at Newport Visual Arts Center

  • Jaf Works: Creations by Jimmy Frankfort

    December 1st, 2018 to January 26th, 2019

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present “Jaf Works: Creations by James Frankfort” from December 1 to January 27 in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. “Jaf Works” is a look back at James Frankfort, an artist in the central Oregon coast region from the early 1980s through the late 1990s. The exhibition will focus on Frankfort’s drawings, prints, cartoons and other works on paper, along with representations of the artist’s paintings and mixed-media work. An opening reception for “Jaf Works” will be held on Saturday, December 1, 5-7pm, with relatives and friends discussing his work at 6:15pm.

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  • Out of the Box: Contemporary Design in Feltmaking by Kathy Elfers

    December 1st, 2018 to January 26th, 2019

    The Oregon Coast Council for Arts welcomes Florence artist Kathy Elfers and her exhibition, “Out of the Box: Contemporary Design in Felt Making,” to the Coast Oregon Visual Artist Showcase (COVAS), from December 1 to January 26 at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Elfers works in the styles of wet felting, needle felting and Nuno felting, and she will present wall hangings, wall sculpture and 3D objects, some incorporating mixed media. An opening reception for “Out of the Box: Contemporary Design in Felt Making” will be held on Saturday, December 1, 5-7pm, with the artist talking about her work at 6:15pm.

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  • The Mayors' Show

    January 4th, 2019 to January 27th, 2019

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the 2019 Mayor’s Show from January 4-27 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The Mayors’ Show features nine artists selected from the 99 Lincoln County artists who participated in the 2018 PushPin Show during December. The eight artists were determined in consultation with incoming Newport Mayor Dean Sawyer, outgoing Newport Mayor Sandra Roumagoux, and OCCA VAC Director Tom Webb. A First Friday opening reception will be held on January 4, 2019, 5-7:00pm, with remarks scheduled for 5:45pm.

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  • January Opening Reception - Newport Visual Arts Center

    January 4th, 2019 to January 4th, 2019

    The public is invited to a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Newport Visual Arts Center for new and continuing shows, with remarks on the 2019 Mayors' Show at 5:45 p.m.

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  • February Opening Reception - Newport Visual Arts Center

    February 1st, 2019 to February 1st, 2019

    The public is invited to a reception for new shows from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the Newport Visual Arts Center, with artist talks scheduled for 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

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