Pushpin Show Returns for 24th Year
Lincoln County residents invited to submit to community exhibition; Opening reception planned for December 6, 2014, 5-7pm, featuring music by Sonidos del Mexico Antiguo
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) invites Lincoln County artists of all ages and levels of experience to show their artwork in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC). All Lincoln County residents, including beginners, emerging visual artists, established professionals, craftspersons, poets and literary artists, hobbyists, youngsters, oldsters, college students, retirees and families are invited to participate. The Pushpin Show will run at the VAC from December 6, 2014, to January 4, 2015.
To enter the show, residents should bring artwork and writing to the Runyan Gallery at the VAC between 11am and 4pm on Friday, December 5, or Saturday, December 6. Volunteers will be ready to help people enter the show. The gallery will close promptly at 4pm on Saturday to allow OCCA to set up the opening reception, which starts at 5pm.
Rules for the Pushpin show:
1) The artwork must be original. No prints or facsimilies.
2) People must be able to hang their work with just four or fewer push pins. Each artist should hang their own work.
3) Pushpin is a family oriented community show, and OCCA asks that the work be appropriate for all audiences.
4) Artwork may be for sale and OCCA encourages people to put a price on their work. OCCA retains a 35-percent commission if artists are an OCCA member and a 40-percent commission for those who are not members.
Visitors to the Pushpin Show will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece. The “People’s Choice” winner and runners up, determined by votes submitted throughout the show, will be announced at a gallery opening reception on January 9, 2015.
The original Pushpin Show was the brainchild of local artist and art activist Jimmy Frankfort. And while it has grown over the years, the show still adheres to an inclusive, all county residents’ show that exemplifies Oregon Coast Council for the Arts’ mission to celebrate, promote and develop community arts. The Pushpin Show brings together the resources of the VAC, the diverse talents of Lincoln County visual and literary artists, and the public to celebrate and support local art. The Pushpin Show is a good opportunity to showcase one’s artwork or writing in a gallery or to purchase a piece of art.
The VAC is located at 777 NW Beach Dr. on the Nye Beach turnaround overlooking the ocean. The Runyan Gallery is open from 11am to 5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
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