The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents “Painting with Beads,” an exhibition of handmade jewelry by Florence-based artist Claudia Brown, originally planned for display from March 7 to April 25 in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase (COVAS) at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Due to statewide bans in place to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Newport Visual Arts Center has closed temporarily, so OCCA displays this exhibit online here. Brown exhibits earrings, pendants and bracelets reflecting the colors of her garden, the ocean and wine country. The Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase features mid-career artists living on the Oregon coast and rotates artists from the seven coastal counties, with Brown representing coastal Lane County.

The following jewelry pieces by Claudia Brown are currently available for purchase through the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (click each photo to enlarge, and click the “Escape” key to close). For more information or to purchase, contact OCCA VAC Director Tom Webb at 541-265-6569 or

Pink Flower Branch with Lampwork Necklace

Wirework, $80, by Claudia Brown

Blue Sea & Sand Lampwork Necklace

Kumihimo, $85, by Claudia Brown

Daffodil Pin

Beadwork, $50, by Claudia Brown

Copper with Blue Lapis Necklace

Viking Knit, $80, by Claudia Brown

Green Flower Power Czech Glass Earrings

Beadwork, $35, by Claudia Brown

Golden Autumn Leaf Necklace

Beadwork, $85, by Claudia Brown