COOS BAY — Juror Robert Canaga is a prominent figure in the Eugene cultural scene. The past curator of the OPUS6IX Gallery, he is currently curator of The Gallery at the Watershed. He is past president of the Oregon Mozart Players Board, vice chair for Travel Lane County and owner of Robert Canaga Galleries in Portland and Eugene.
Artists accepted into the Expressions West 2014 exhibition include Oregon artists: Lillian Almeida, Doug Anderson, David Castleberry, Katy Cauker, Patricia J. Cink, Virginia M.Z. Gourley, Aaron Hatefi, Cynthia Herron, Elaina LaBoda Jamieson, Bob Keefer, Jon Leach, Susan Lehman, Jaqueline Lukowski, Kirk Lybecker, Georgia Nehl, Susan Rudisill, Claudia Schouten, Bernard J. Sherwood, Pat Snyder and Kimberly Wurster; California artists: Frank Ansley, Halina Domanski, Rebecca Fogg, Ming Ren, Haisu Tian, Jeff Troupe, Brooke Walker-Knoblich; Washington artists: Jack Dorsey, Austin Dwyer, Steve Hu, Harold W Johnson, Jim Matthew, Susan Moore; Arizona artists: Priscilla Hanson, Patricia Redding, G. Eric Slayton, Mano Sotelo; Colorado artists: Ronnie Cramer, Dianne Maher; New Mexico artists: Katherine Irish, Annell Livingston; Idaho artist: Scott Berger; Utah artist: Lee R. Cowan; and Wyoming artist: Kevin Robinett.
Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies the historic 1936 Art Deco U.S. Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to museum members.
Expressions West 2014 exhibition and Transported: Paintings by Robert Canaga Opening Receptions 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Coos Art Museum. Canaga’s solo show is of mixed-media paintings combining raw pigments, oil and wax. http://theworldlink.com/lifestyles/go/solo-exhibitor-juror-for-expressions-west/article_001eba6a-c0f3-11e3-af98-001a4bcf887a.html