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

  • 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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  • Brackish Reports

    May 4th, 2018 to May 26th, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts welcomes conceptual and installation artist Melody Owen for her exhibition, “Brackish Reports,” May 4 to 26 in the Media Room at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The “Brackish Reports” series uses the mediums of video, sound and Second Life to create dioramas and scenarios that explore human ideas about the animal. A First Friday opening reception will be held for “Brackish Reports” on May 5, 5-7pm, with the artist scheduled to talk about her work at 7pm.

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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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  • Yellow Squares, or the Opposite of War

    May 4th, 2018 to May 26th, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts welcomes Mathew’s Boulay’s exhibition, “Yellow Squares, or the Opposite of War,” from May 4-26 in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Boulay’s exhibition will include a series of oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, featured in an installation-like setting. A First Friday opening reception will be held on May 4, 5-7pm, with the artist talking about his work at 6:30pm.

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  • May Opening Reception - Newport Visual Arts Center

    May 4th, 2018 to May 4th, 2018

    The public is invited to a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the Newport Visual Arts Center for new and continuing shows, with artist talks scheduled for 6 and 6:30 p.m.

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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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  • June Opening Reception - Newport Visual Arts Center

    June 1st, 2018 to June 1st, 2018

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

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  • July Opening Reception - Newport Visual Arts Center

    July 6th, 2018 to July 6th, 2018

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

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  • August Opening Reception - Newport Visual Arts Center

    August 3rd, 2018 to August 3rd, 2018

    The public is invited to a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 3 at the Newport Visual Arts Center for new and continuing shows, with a talk scheduled for 6:15 p.m.

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