Coast Guard launch

Got time on your hands? The stay-at-home mandate has given people across Oregon a great excuse to create some art. And artists at the coast are being invited to help the Garibaldi Maritime Museum honor the Coast Guard.

The museum is planning “Guarding Our Coast; A Tribute to Our Heroes,” a juried art exhibit that will run from June 6 to August 29, paying tribute to local and regional US Coast Guard personnel. Submissions are due via email by May 15 and those chosen will be notified by May 22. Art can be dropped off from 10 am to 4 pm May 22 to 25 and May 28 to 29. The art must remain in the exhibit for the entire run of the show. Artwork should be related to the Coast Guard, preferably the Pacific Northwest bases.

Artists may choose whether to sell their artwork. Garibaldi Maritime Museum will charge a 40-percent commission, half of which will go to Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay. Artists will receive the remaining 60 percent.

The museum is planning to hold an opening reception on June 6, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm to honor the artists and the Coast Guard. Artists are encouraged to attend. At 12:30 pm that day, author Brian Ratty will present “Fortress Astoria” and discuss his book of the same name.

Should museums not be permitted to open by June 6, the art exhibit will be filmed for viewing on the museum’s Facebook page.

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