The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to host Southern Oregon artist Catie Faryl from December 5 to January 2 in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The exhibition, “Bridges to 2020,” will include Faryl’s oil paintings, monotype prints, poetry and text panels in an installation setting. The opening reception for “Bridges to 2020” will be on December 5, 5-7pm at the VAC, and an artist talk is scheduled for 6pm during the reception.
“Bridges to 2020” focuses on the Catie Faryl’s vision for a more sustainable future. “I use the four elements of earth, air, water and fire to categorize the solutions I see to promote positive attitudes toward change,” she says. “I present work in a way that is not polarizing and looks to preserve our way of life while living more in balance with nature.” “Bridges to 2020,” is designed to travel and was exhibited at the Medford Public Library in July 2015.
Catie Faryl has shown her work widely in Southern Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. She has held solo exhibits at the Mada Shell Gallery, the Briscoe Art Wing, the Blue Heron Gallery and Southern Oregon University in Ashland, at the Grants Pass Museum, and the Frank Bette Center in Alameda, California, among other galleries. She has participated in juried group shows through Oregon State University, the Coos Bay Art Museum, the Eugene Arts Foundation and the Beaverton Arts Commission. Faryl is a member of the Art PRessence Art Center and is represented by the Rogue Gallery and Art Center (Ashland), Castle in the Air (Berkeley, California), the Frank Bette Center (Alameda, California) and the Salem Bush Barn Gallery (Salem). Faryl is also a quilt maker and is involved in theater and set design.
The Upstairs Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 4pm.