The non-profit Oregon Coast Council for the Arts deeply appreciates members for operational support of its mission to develop, promote and celebrate community arts. View membership benefits in our brochure, or join OCCA now!

“My husband and I live in Corvallis and we love how easy it is to get to the coast. When we go to Newport we check out what’s showing at the Newport Performing Arts Center or local galleries, and we’re always impressed.

As a former small town city councilor I understand how important a vibrant art scene is to a community. I’m excited to contribute [and be an OCCA member] and be a part of it.” – Carlotta Collette

We’d like to thank our renewing members in January:

Principal Patron of the Arts: City of Newport

Wayne & Sally Belmont

George & Jayne Prohaska

Joe & Cheri Aldrich • Larry & Mary Ann Beggs • Paul & Bobbi Bennett • Harry & Susan Dennis • Martha Embley • Patricia Empey • Kathryn Garner • Daveen Green • Kim Hastings • Claire Little (Just Jazz) • William Kelly • Kathleen Kollasch and Sharon Morgan • Martha Krupp • Marianne Mendenhall • Caroline Moore • Patricia Odell • Catherine Rickbone • Chris Schneller & John Waffenschmidt • Edward & Becky Smolak • Deanna Trail & Larry Tapanen • Lisa (Lia) Walford • Stephen Vickers • Malcolm & Gloria Zirges

Don & Lynn Barker • Michael & Wren Clark • Carlotta Collette • Jim & Nancy Hawley • David Hesse & Gretchen Nelson • David M. Jones • John & Melody Lavrakas • Bruce & Mary Lou Mate • Robert & Patricia Meyers • Spencer & Angela Nebel • Ken & Judith Pierce • David & Patricia Powell • Linda Smith • Curt & Sue Wilkins

Jeanette Agre • Maxine Demery • Roxanne Guenot • Beverly Lippman • Sandra Litt • Karen Murphy • Rebecca Owen • Bill Posner • Nita Rose • Karen Smith

Peggy Brewster • Holly Byrnes • Ted Crego • Sam Jacobson • Maggie Munroe • Reatha Ryan

5 Reasons to Become an OCCA Member

Celebrate The Arts – OCCA presents high-quality arts experiences on the Oregon coast – the Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre London HD seasons, annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party, Newport Paper and Book Arts Festival, and 20+ exhibitions – all at two venues, the Newport Performing Arts Center and the Newport Visual Arts Center.

Provide Arts Learning

OCCA offers classes and workshops for students of all ages, including youth summer Theater and Shakespeare camps, Little PAC Players and After School theatre during he school year, visual art classes and Art Fridays, jazz clinics, Newport Paper and Book Arts Festival, opportunities for school performances, rehearsal space, complimentary or reduced tickets and exhibition tours. Instructors are local visual and performing artists, as well as regional and national artists.

Develop the Arts

OCCA manages the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) and the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC), both of which are hubs of a vibrant arts community. The PAC is “home” to 10 resident artist teams, including theater and dance companies, choral groups and a symphony, while the VAC is the arts heart of three galleries and Coastal Arts Guild. OCCA leads the PAC capital campaign and the VAC Steering Committee.

Promote The Arts

OCCA is the “go-to source” for arts information on the 363 miles of the Oregon with its new website. E-newsletters, Arts Talk radio show, Facebook, Twitter, illustrate OCCA’s role as a local and regional arts council that provides marketing support for arts organizations, such as Nestucca Valley Artisans, Coos Art Museum, Lincoln City Cultural Center, and more.

Strengthen The Arts

OCCA strengthens the capacity of the arts from Astoria to Brookings through grant-writing assistance, non-profit board training, public art initiatives, technical assistance to Florence Regional Arts Alliance, fiscal sponsorship of the Lincoln County Cultural Coalition, which distributes Oregon Cultural Trust monies to local arts, heritage and humanities projects, to name a few.

Your membership is vital to our mission to develop, promote and celebrate community arts. Won’t you join us? If you have questions about membership, please contact Catherine Rickbone at or 541-574-2652.  Thank you for your support.