The Coos Art Museum has announced their upcoming exhibition of contemporary art, All Things Salmon, will open October 13th. The exhibition highlights the significance and influence salmon has had on society and culture throughout history.
The impact of this powerful migratory fish can be seen in art works from prehistoric stone carvings through contemporary glass. Nowhere is salmon art more evident than in the Pacific Northwest, where the salmon has been the source of life and sometimes controversy for hundreds of years. Juror, Dr. Deana Dartt former Curator of Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum and current Scholar-in-Residence at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico has selected sixty stunning works of art to represent the range of salmon themed art today.
The exhibition will open with a free public reception on Friday October 13th from 5 to 7pm. Dr. Dartt will announce top artist awards of this juried competition and conduct a guided walk-through of the exhibition on Thursday October 19th at 5pm. This program is also free to the public.
The All Things Salmon art competition is made possible by a generous grant from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund. Other exhibitions opening on October 13th include: Heads up: the Satiric Art of Stan Fullerton, Watercolors: Photographs by Dolores Lusitanaand Works from the Museum’s Rental/Sales Gallery.
Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members. Visit www.coosart.org for more information.