The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) marks the 26th anniversary of The PushPin Show from December 3 to 31 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC).
The PushPin Show recognizes creative talent throughout Lincoln County; artists of all ages and stripes are encouraged to participate. Artwork must be original (no prints or facsimilies). All Lincoln County residents, including beginners, emerging visual artists, established professionals, crafts persons, poets and literary artists, hobbyists, youngsters, oldsters, college students, retirees and families are invited to participate.
PushPin participants must be able to hang their work with just four or fewer push pins. Artist hang their own work (singular works only). The PushPin Show is a family oriented community show. Artwork may be for sale; OCCA retains a 35-percent commission if artists are an OCCA member and a 40-percent commission for non-members.
New this year: PushPin artwork by current OCCA members is featured on a designated “members’ wall.” Basic OCCA membership begins at $40 per year. For a complete list of OCCA membership levels and benefits, visit www.coastarts.org.
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 OCCA’s 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 show is an annual opportunity to showcase one’s artwork or writing in a gallery or to purchase a piece of art.
The Runyan Gallery is open from 11am to 5pm (winter hours), Tuesday-Sunday.
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is a nonprofit organization that manages the Newport Performing Arts Center and the Newport Visual Arts Center and serves as the regional arts council for coastal Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Coos and Curry counties, as well as the coastal towns of Lane and Douglas counties.
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