Oregon Coast Council for the Arts hosts the Yachats Arts Guild exhibit, Coastal Concinnities. The guild is comprised of 30+ busy local artists from Florence to Seal Rock and was formed in 2007 by seven founding members, with the purpose “To promote and support the arts; to provide local artists an opportunity to show and sell their work; to enrich the lives of the people in our community through the fine arts.”
The Guild hosts two or three shows per year in the Yachats Commons which feature oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings, as well as works in pastels, pencil, and pen and ink. It also presents photography, wood sculpture, pyrography, gourd carvings and mixed media art. Twenty-five members including June Ambrosek, Anita Sue Andrews, Stella Ault, Dave Baldwin, Georgia Beard, John Bradley, Barry Campbell, Arthur Cox, Claire Good, Jowanna Gosselin, Kaye Gregory, Ginger Gouveia, Jeanetta K. Hodges, Jerry Kimmel, Alice LaFond, Richard LaFond, Qahira Lynn, Pamela Parker, Sherrie Powell, Lani Shimer, Carol Summers, Heather Taylor, Nina Toepher, Alana Williams and John Williams will display work in the Runyan show.
Several members are award-winning artists, such as Summers and Bradley, who both were juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s Fall Show. Summers and Gregory won awards at “Celebrate the Arts” in Florence, and Pam Parker won Best of Show at the Yaquina Arts Association. Several members also participate in art that benefits local entities.
In just five short years, the Yachats Arts Guild has made its presence known on the coast. The guild and its members can be contacted via the website at www.yachatsartsguild.com, or via its Facebook page.