Itinerary for 2018 Annual Symposium
27th Annual Juried Symposium 2018
April 15 – Early Bird signup for Symposium begins on ISEA website
September 21 – 28, 2018 – Symposium
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
4-5:00 pm REGISTRATION - Hallmark Resort
5-6:30 pm MEET AND GREET RECEPTION - Hallmark Resort
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
9-11 am DEMONSTRATION – Rene Eisenbart
Marbling – 2nd Floor, Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC)
1-3 pm DEMONSTRATION – Sam Yamauchi
Acrylic/Mixed Media – 3rd Floor, VAC
4-6 pm EXHIBITION RECEPTION – Juror’s Presentation and Awards
Runyon Gallery – VAC
7-9 pm MEMBERS DINNER – Hallmark Resort
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD
9:30am – 5pm SIGHTSEEING TOUR – led by Jesse Walker
Road Trip north to Devils’ Punchbowl and Cape Fowlweather
Rowboat Gallery in Pacific City and Freed Gallery in Lincoln City
Lunch at the Pelican Pub at Cape Kiwanda
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – 27th
9am-4pm WORKSHOP – ABC’S OF ABSTRACTION - Ruth Armitage (Limited to 25 artists)
(Mon-Thurs) VAC – 2nd Floor
Join Ruth for an in-depth exploration of abstract painting. You'll learn how limiting your means of expression can free you to explore painting ideas. Refine your visual language and experiment with simple exercises for unleashing creative potential. Discover ways to get new ideas, and where to start on your journey to painting more abstractly.
We cover both the elements of design and the 'mental game' in art-making. Using acrylic and collage, we will explore shape, line, color and texture to craft vibrant paintings that stir the emotions. You will learn organizing principles, painting tips and techniques for overcoming self-doubt and indecision.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH
9:30am-12pm YAQUINA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE TOUR
Plein air – painting, sketching, photography Tour, lunch on your
9:30am-4pm ART PLAY DATE – SHOW & TELL & PLAY
VAC – 3rd Floor
5pm-6pm MEMBERS MEETING – Hallmark Resort
Dinner on your own, possibly at Georgie’s next door to the hotel.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH
9:30-4pm NYE BEACH - NEWPORT WATERFRONT & AQUARIUM TOUR
Tour the Oregon Coast Aquarium, have lunch at the Rogue Brewery and take a brewery tour. On the way home, visit the nearby Newport waterfront harbor, which abounds with working fisheries, restaurants, shops, and photo opportunities.
6 pm DINNER AT TABLE OF CONTENTS RESTAURANT
(location: lower floor of the Sylvia Beach Hotel, next to Runyan)
3 course prix fixe dinner $32 (not including wine); $15 corkage fee if you bring in your own wine.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH
9:30am-4pm WINE COUNTRY TOUR – led by Jesse Walker
Willamette Valley wine tasting with plenty of time for photography and sketching. Boxed picnic lunch from Stephanie’s Café; dine outside at the Bethel Heights winery. On the way home, we’ll stop in to the Merri Artist art supply store in McMinnville.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH
9:30am-4pm WHALE WATCHING BOAT TOUR
Depart Depoe Bay for a 10:30am whale watching adventure then late lunch (1:45pm) in town at Tidal Raves Restaurant overlooking the water.
6pm-9pm STRAGGLERS “CLOSE IT DOWN” DINNER
Leaving in the morning? Join the stragglers for a last night dinner full of fellowship, stories, fun and food.
Dinner suggestion: Nana’s Irish Pub, right down the hill from the Runyan/VAC building.