BANDON - The 2019 Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show "Wings-Wind-Waves" is up and ready to be enjoyed.
There are 227 pieces of artwork displayed on the boardwalk made by 97 adults and 130 youth. Don’t miss the 10 adult boards inside the picnic shelter, the 26 half boards on the side of Bandon Bait & Tackle, and the youth boards that hang on the long pier between the crab dock and the boat basin.
"We had so many submissions that the boards continue out onto the pier," said Shawn Tempesta, who along with Ava Richey, organized the show.
These original artworks celebrate the birds, fish and other animals who visit or live in our local area, and those who reside only in artists’ imaginations.
Artists of all ages were invited to create variations on the “wings, wind and waves” theme using their choice of mediums such as acrylic paint, oils, collage, wood burning, mixed media and even photographic images. All boards have been sealed to protect them from the weather.
There are People’s Choice awards for youth and for the adult category. Choosing a favorite will be a challenge for visitors that enjoy the wide variety of art while strolling along the waterfront.
Take time to vote for your favorite boards in the categories of youth (number tags) and adult (alphabet tags). One ballot per person please.
People’s Choice ballots are available on the boardwalk at Bandon Bait and Tackle, 110 First St., SE.
The show is sponsored by the Port of Bandon, and runs Memorial Day through Sept. 17. The winners of cash and/or ribbon prizes will be announced on the Boardwalk during the Cranberry Festival, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
"A big ‘Thank You’ to the Port of Bandon and to all of the artists that participated," Tempesta said.