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COQUILLE — The Coquille Valley Art Center proudly hosted the 2018 Young Artists’ Show as it has for over 10 years. More than 180 aspiring artists ages 3 to 18 have entered this year’s show and will have their work on display through Feb. 22. Parents and teachers encouraged their young artist to participate.

The show is on display 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday during the center's regular hours. A reception and an awards ceremony for the artists will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m.

The judges had a difficult job with entries in the three areas: fine arts, photography and sculpture. Ribbons and prizes given to five in each of the age levels. Kathy Phillips said, “What a difficult job it was to choose only five. We have so many talented artists in our area.” 

Coquille artists chosen to receive ribbons are: Laila Waterman, Dean Hallmark, Chile Garrison, Chelsea Pizzola, Tishka Decker, Camry Clemons, Azalea Liles, Aurora Fabrizio, Noah Ish-Shalom, Paityn Pugmire, Ember Quigley, Mary Ann Thornberry, Sawyer Bergstedt, Chloe Carr, Harlan Morse, Petra Ivanitsky, Lauren Reichlein, Elizabeth Holloway, Marli Picking, and Taylor Hucking; Myrtle Point area: Gracie Padgett, Kayla Simons, Zach Cohen, Sapphire MacMahon, Willow Etienne, Taylor Thomas, Emilee Workman, Sydney Sefers, Sienna Brown, Tucker Westfall, Alex Ryans, and Hayden Burgess; and Tori Cox was an entry from Millacoma Middle School in Coos Bay.

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The Coquille Valley Art Center is located at 10144 Highway 42, just a mile and a half south of Coquille. Follow the center on their Facebook page or stop by for a visit during open hours. Ongoing classes are offered in pottery, woodcarving, stained glass, painting, quilting, and fiber arts. 

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