What: Plein Air Painting Opportunity
Where: Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd, Newport
When: Saturday August 12, 2023
Contact Persons: Catherine Hingson, 503-545-9339 or Susan Tissot, 541- 265-7509 PLEIN AIR PAINTERS GATHER AT PACIFIC MARITIME HERITAGE MUSEUM
A call to artists to paint Newport’s Historic Bayfront
Newport, Oregon, Sat Aug 12, 2023, Lincoln County artist Catherine Hingson is collaborating with the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center to invite artists to paint outside on the balcony at the museum which has a spectacular view of Newport’s Commercial Fishing Fleet at Port Dock 5, the Yaquina Bay Bridge, boardwalk, and a portion of the bayfront shopping area. Painters will bring their own supplies and easels for outdoor painting; folding chairs will be available. Participating painters will receive free admission to the PMHC on August 12 in exchange for conversing with museum guests about the painting process and taking photos. Set up begins at 10:30 with start time at 11 am and work continues util 4 PM which parallels the hours the museum is open to the public.
Painters will be encouraged to submit their paintings of the bayfront created Aug 2023 – Oct 2023 for possible inclusion in a later exhibit at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center depicting the bayfront “Now and Then”. The planned exhibit will include historic images from the Lincoln County Historical Society archives juxtaposed with the current paintings of the bayfront.
For more information about the August 12 event, painters (any medium) may contact Catherine Hingson, 503-545-9339 or email@example.com. For more information about the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center contact Susan Tissot, 541-265-7509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center
The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, located at 333 SE Bay Blvd in Newport’s Bayfront, is one of two historic properties operated by the nonprofit Lincoln County Historical Society. The 30,000 sq ft flagship site, features panoramic views of Yaquina Bay, two changing exhibit galleries, three permanent galleries, the 121seat Doerfler Family Theater and a Museum Store. The theater includes an 18 ft screen and a self-serve menu of 17 short historic films for the museum visitor to select from. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 4 PM. Onsite parking is available. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children 13 – 17, kids under 12 get in free. Admission is free to LCHS Members, Active-Duty military, and children 12 & under. Family and group rates available.
Serving the public since 1948, the LCHS preserves the collective memory of Lincoln County and includes the Log Cabin Research Library Archive and 1895 Burrows House located at 545 SW 9th St., Newport. A sampling of historic images from the LCHS collection can be seen at: oregondigital.org. For more information visit: oregoncoasthistory.org or call 541-265-7509. Follow us on Facebook/Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, Instagram/ @lincolnco.historicalsociety or Twitter/ @maritime_center.
About Catherine Hingson
Catherine Hingson, an artist from Depoe Bay, first moved to Lincoln County in 1992 and began teaching art locally the following year. She has worked with all ages from children to seniors and feels that her background in the teaching field has helped her become a good art teacher. Hingson displays her artwork in 7 Oregon galleries, participates in several local shows/ festivals, leads a plein air group, and teaches watercolor at 5 art studios. Her work can also be seen at: theplayfulpaintbrush.com.