The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association features the photography of Graece Gabriel alongside paintings by Josephine Allen.

Gabriel is a local award winning photographic artist with a unique take on people’s interaction with the natural world. She will highlight many of her rich and thought-provoking nature shots, all take taken on the Central Oregon Coast. Her crow portraits will be featured, along with a crashing wave series that give viewers the feeling they are face to face with the power of the sea. Gabriel is known for her macro photos of wet flowers, playful crow portraits and unusual perspectives on the sea and the surrounding vistas.

Allen has been enjoying art for many years. She recently traveled to Italy and visited Florence, Tuscany, Cierra Terra and Rome. She was very inspired by Michelangelo and the many Italian artists who were ahead of their times in painting with light and dark. She hopes to continue to paint as long as many of the those artists did and her new show will feature pictures that she painted of local areas of Lincoln County as well as her animals.

The show will run through Friday, Sept. 27, available to view from 11 am to 4 pm daily at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery, 789 NW Beach Drive.

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