Welcome to the Oregon Coast Online Art Show! As galleries, art centers and other creative spaces remain shuttered, artists from Brookings to Astoria, and points around Oregon, have come together to share their work and build a sense for creative community.

This online art show has been opened to any artist living on the Oregon coast, artists who have exhibited their work at the Newport Visual Arts Center or who are current members of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the 157 artists currently participating–you represent 56 towns and 6 U.S. states, coastal creatives from every corner of the coast, and beyond.

The Oregon Coast Online Art Show is a benefit for the artists and the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. Thank you for your support.

If you would like to participate, the show remains open for submission. Email Tom Webb at or view the complete submission guidelines as a PDF.

Enjoy! Featured artists on this first gallery page will rotate throughout the show’s run. The remaining artists are listed in alphabetical order on the following gallery pages. (See how many artists you know or recognize.)

To purchase work(s), or for more information and images, contact OCCA VAC Director Tom Webb at or 541-265-6569!

Please consider donating to the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts:

Jill Marks - Newport

Cow-Nosed Ray - Oil gyotaku on alcohol ink dyed paper, mounted on wood panel
, 11” x 14” x 1.5”, $195 - (SOLD)

Bio: Jill Marks is a daytime physical therapist and after hours artist. She grew up completely intimidated by creating art, fell in love with gyotaku and is now “hooked.”

Note: Gyotaku is a traditional Japanese art form and translates to “fish rubbing.”

Rick Bartow - Newport

Segyp, Kos Ket Saw Temp? (Yurok for "Coyote Where Are You Going?”) - Offset Litho/5 colors, Brandywine Workshop, 53.34” x 73.66”, Print 81/100, $1,800

Bio: Rick Bartow (Wiyot), born on the Oregon Coast, is one of Oregon’s most important contemporary artists.

Note: The text is in the Yurok language; it was once thought that the Mad River Band, from which Rick Bartow’s father is descended, was Yurok. Rick did a good deal of study of that language and incorporated it into much of his work in the form of titles or text. It’s subsequently been proven that they were in fact Wiyot, another small group that was geographically close but otherwise quite different in language and customs. This print is one of 10 available for purchase.

Susan Jones – Newport

Rustic Awakening - Dyed-reed sculpture, 12” x 12” x 13”, $675

Bio: Using the flowing movement of water as her inspiration, Susan Jones weaves vines into free form organic sculptures.

Note: The current global crisis inspired the addition of a protective coating of handmade paper to a previously open transparent sculpture. This dyed-reed sculpture is covered with handmade paper made from local Sedge plants.


Darren Orange - Astoria

Point 1 - Oil on canvas, 30” x 40”, SOLD

Bio: Darren Orange’s work is recognized throughout the Northwest and abroad. He has been presented awards from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Ford Family Foundation, and the Ucross Foundation Residency Fellowship. His work has been selected for exhibitions by Dominic Iocono of the Syracuse University Art Galleries, Michael Klein of the Microsoft Collection, and Bonnie Laing Malcolmson of the Portland Art Museum, and many others.

Erik Sandgren - Portland

Coquille Light - Acrylic on panel, 19” X 26”, 22.5” x 29.75” (framed), $1200

Bio: Erik Sandgren probes the Northwest landscape with sensitivity to myth and origins.

Sandra Roumagoux - Newport

Outgoing Tide - Siletz River - Oil on canvas, 60” x 48” (framed), $900

Bio: I’ve been a painter for 50 years and my subject matter is the Northwest and the environment.  A retrospective of my work was held at the Newport Visual Arts Center this past fall, 2019.

Note: This is a painting completed in 2019, and is of the outgoing tide on the Siletz River.



Barnette Backenstow - Otter Rock

Vintage Wool Women’s Jacket - Botanical printing, Size: small , $100

Bio: In addition to botanical printing on paper and fabrics, Barnette Backenstow makes handmade artist books using surface-designed papers, found objects and ephemera.

Note: Jacket was purchased at a local thrift store and prepared for botanical printing in the standard method for transferring leaf print to wool.

To purchase work(s), or for more information and images, contact OCCA VAC Director Tom Webb at or 541-265-6569!

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