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Published on October 2, 2018 3:20PM

Fairy house by John Crawford

Fairy house by John Crawford

Photography by Frank Jones

Photography by Frank Jones

“Yaquina Bay Road” by Katia Kyte, First Place Winner of the 2018 Plein Air Show & Competition

“Yaquina Bay Road” by Katia Kyte, First Place Winner of the 2018 Plein Air Show & Competition


The Yaquina River Museum of Art in Toledo will close the door on its recent outdoor painting show this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, as Toledo celebrates First Weekend.

The museum will offer a final chance to view the works entered in its fifth Annual Plein Air Show and Competition, which saw artists set up easels to capture scenes from throughout the Yaquina River watershed.

The show will be on display from noon to 4 pm both days at 151 NE Alder Street, with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres on offer.

Across the street, Gallery Michael Gibbons will be featuring “Long Light of Autumn” a 10-by-12-inch oil painting depicting a small barn midway between Toledo and Philomath on Highway 20. This painting of dark and light contrasts offers a glimpse into life on a small farm in the Coast Range. The gallery will be open from noon to 5 pm both days at 140 NE Alder Street, with wine and cheese served.

Around the corner, fellow oil painter Ivan Kelly will be showcasing “Moonshine Colors, Secret Pool,” a 12-by 14-inch work showing the gorgeous colors of fall at Toledo’s Moonshine Park. Kelly was awarded “Best of Show” during this year’s plein air competition. Ivan Kelly Studio-Gallery will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and from noon to 5 pm on Sunday at 207 E. Graham Street, with light refreshments on offer.

Meanwhile, down on Main Street, Frank Jones of Francyfolk Photos and Music will serenade guests with his guitar while he showcases his photography. The gallery also features a large exhibit of work from the late, acclaimed abstract artist Bob Coghill, who spent his later years living and working in Siletz. Located at 227 S Main Street, Francyfolk Photos and Music will be open from 10 am to 4 pm both days.

At 355 Main Street, Gallery Briseño will continue to feature the works of the late Sam Briseño as well as photography by Scott Blackman, artisanal crafts by Sandy Blackman and fairy houses by John Crawford. The gallery will be open 10 am to 6 pm both days.

And at Crow’s Nest Gallery and Studio, Janet Runger will be showing her carefully crafted and distinctly original assemblage art. Located at 170 N Main Street, the studio will be open from 10 am to 5 pm both days.





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