Instructors Show: Newport Paper Arts Festival XX

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Friday, March 06, 2015  12:00 PMEnds:Sunday, April 19, 2015  4:00 PM



Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.

Event Description:

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present the 20th Newport Paper Arts Festival (NPAF), April 17-19, at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC) and other locations around Newport. Registration is now open for the popular three-day event, regarded as the largest paper arts festival on the Pacific Coast. Twelve instructors will lead 18 full-day workshops in fields such as decorative book binding, surface design, collage, monoprinting, photo-transfer and nature printing.

An Instructors Exhibit will be on display in the Upstairs Gallery at the VAC from March 6-April 19 (noon-4pm, Tu-Sa), and a book and DVD signing will take place on Friday, April 17, 5:15pm at the VAC. The Instructors Show exhibit will open with a reception on March 6, 5-7pm at the VAC.

“The Newport Paper Arts Festival has reached a new milestone,” says Tom Webb, manager of the Newport Visual Arts Center. “Twenty years is a long time for any festival, and we work hard each year to keep the workshops fresh and accessible.”

The festival brochure and registration form can be downloaded from the OCCA website (/events/2015/04/newport-paper-arts-festival-xx/). Copies of the brochure and registration form are being made available locally at the Newport Chamber of Commerce, For Art Sake Gallery, the Visual Arts Center, the Performing Arts Center, the Lincoln City Cultural Center and Back Street Gallery (Florence). Interested attendees are encouraged to register soon as room in each workshop is limited.

“The energy level at the Newport Paper Arts Festival is awesome,” says returning instructor Cheri Aldrich. “Every year we meet new people who became part of the NPAF art family.”

An Instructors’ Exhibit will be on display in the Upstairs Gallery at the VAC from March 6-April 19 (noon-4pm, Tu-Sa), and a book and DVD signing will take place on Friday, April 17, 5:15pm at the VAC.

New instructors this year Jacqueline Sullivan from Cincinnati, OH (Mini-Book Madness; Molding Paste and the Book; Glorious Paper), Glenda Goodrich from Salem, OR (Collage Play! Mixed-Media Techniques and Tips), Randi Parkhurst from Olympia, WA (Paper Embellishment; Secret Matchbox Structure) and Cynthia Jacobi from Newport, OR (Playing with Photo-Transfer).

Returning instructors include Cheri Aldrich from Newport, OR (Gelli Plate Monoprint Mania), Margo Klass from Fairbanks, AK (Drum-leaf Binding; Coptic-Bound Flitch Books), Sarah Gayle Plourde from Toledo, OR (Paper Dragons; Carving Textures & Tile Designs), Moe Snyder from Seal Rock, OR (Crows’ Feet and Layers Book), Bridget Benton from Portland, OR (Wax Pastagraph: Encaustic Collagraph on a Pasta Machine), Patrica Grass from Forest Grove, OR (Three Tiny Collapsable Boxes), Patricia Edmonds from Forest Grove, OR (Double-Sewn Spine, Embossed Flag Accordion Book) and Heather Fortner from Toledo, OR (Beautiful Botanicals: Nature Printing on Paper).

For more information, please contact Khlo Brateng, registrar, at 541-265-6569 or

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