FEC’s Gallery One highlights Yachats Arts Guild

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Yachats Arts Guild in FEC’s Gallery One

The Florence Events Center’s Gallery One will exhibit the artworks of four members of the Yachats Art Guild during the months of July and August.

Participating artists are Claire Good, Carol Summers, Jowanna Gosselin and Nina Toepher. Founded in 2008, the Guild is open to fine artists from the Central Oregon Coast.

Membership has varied between 18 and 32 artists, working in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, pen and ink, photography and woodworking.

As charter member Carol Summers said, “The friends of the Yachats Commons gifted the Guild with hanging rods for the walls, enabling the Guild to hang art professionally. With the support of the City of Yachats, and the Friends of the Commons, the Guild continues to grow.”

• Claire Good is an accomplished, award-winning artist who uses oil, acrylic and watercolor in her paintings, and enjoys painting coastal scenes, landscapes, flowers, animals, birds, people and medieval villages she has visited.

• Carol Summers is a retired court reporter, moving to Yachats in 2003. In 2005, she added watercolor to her repertoire, studying in Florence with Susan Weathers. She has been juried into many shows, and has won several awards, including an Award of Achievement from the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

• Jowanna Gosselin is an author, designer and teacher from Florence. She has painted in all mediums, and most recently felt fortunate to work with Judy Murphy painting on many of the dioramas at the Oregon Coast Military Museum. She has enjoyed learning the many challenges of watercolor from Susan Weathers.

• Nina Toepher started painting in her mid-50s. Moving to Yachats in 1989, she “found the joy and creativity of watercolor, studying with outstanding teachers.” She has received several awards, including Best of Show and Best of Class in watercolor and acrylics at the Oregon State Fair and the Lincoln County Fair.