The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the exhibition “The Call from Within” by Pacific City artist Sandy Shepard from April 10 to May 29 in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase (COVAS) at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Shepard will present small oil and cold wax paintings, and pastel paintings. The COVAS Showcase represents artists from Oregon’s seven coastal counties, and Shepard will be representing Tillamook County.
Sandy Shepard has participated in numerous juried and non-juried exhibitions throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest over the past 25 years. She has had shows with the Alaska Watercolor Society (Anchorage), The Blueberry Arts Festival (Ketchikan), the Lincoln City Arts Group, Something Red (Salem). Shepard is an active member of the Ketchikan Arts and Humanities Council, a member of the Silverton Arts Association and the Lincoln City Arts Council. She has received arts training at the Portland Art Museum and the Ketchikan Community College
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Given current COVID-19 guidelines the Newport Visual Arts Center is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4pm. The Newport Visual Arts Center adheres to all health and safety protocol provided by the Governor’s Office as well as the City of Newport. All visitors to the VAC are required to wear proper masks and have their temperature taken prior to entry.
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts manages the Newport Visual Arts Center and the Newport Performing Arts Center, and serves as the regional arts council for Oregon’s seven coastal counties.