Call to artists for ‘100 Birds on the Beach’ to celebrate Westport Centennial

Join the excitement of the City of Westport’s Centennial celebration. Gain exposure, sell your art and open a new market area. The South Beach Arts Association (SBAA) celebrates Westport, Washington’s Centennial with 100 Birds on the Beach, an artistic exhibit celebrating Westport’s 100 years as an incorporated city.
Community members, business owners, students, artists, and children are invited to create a bird or birds in the mediums of their choice — representative or fanciful, two-dimensional or three-dimensional. Your bird(s) will then be displayed throughout the City of Westport in secure settings for 100 days, with the opportunity for you to sell them if you wish to do so.
Exhibit-related events
• A ‘100 Birds on the Beach’ citywide exhibit of submitted artworks will run for 100 days starting on City of Westport Founders Day – June 26, 2014. People’s choice awards will be voted on during the citywide exhibit.
• 100 Birds on the Beach will have an information booth at the Shorebird Festival April 25, 26 and 27 in Hoquiam.
• June 12: Westport business owners will select a bird to exhibit in their business.
• July 12, the SBAA will join the Kinnikinnick Garden Club for an “Art in the Garden” tour of beautiful lush gardens in our beach community that will include unique art exhibits at each location.
• A Scavenger hunt for community members and visitors will be announced and maintained on-line during the 100-day exhibit run with updates via Facebook.
Entry info
Enter your bird artwork(s) by submitting a letter of Intent by Feb. 28, 2014.
Scan and email your entry form to or mail to SBAA, PO Box 2006, Westport, WA 98595.
Download the entry documents from
Artists are welcome to enter as many works in the exhibit, space available, at a $5 per entry fee.
More info: or by calling 206- 919-6743.

Drag out those old crafts and finish that UFO

We’re talking about that UnFinished Object in the back of your craft room closet. That half-knitted hat, partly painted portrait or barely-beaded bracelet that haunts your dreams, begging for completion! Well, bring it on down to the SBAA Community Center on Tuesday evenings this winter, and get it done while enjoying the company of other artists and crafters. We’ll share stories, refreshments, ideas and inspiration during the cold, wet winter months, and maybe make some solid new friendships!

While there is no formal structure to this crafter’s open house, Jina will be coordinating this popular winter evening gathering.

SBAA membership is not required to participate in the UFO Craft Open House. All that’s needed is your favorite project, your supplies and tools, and the desire for a few quiet minutes to yourself in your busy week.

There is no fee for this ongoing crafter’s open house, but donations are always welcome. No need to formally sign up, just come on in! Email any questions you may have to

Starts October 1st, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and continues every Tuesday evening through the end of May.

GHC offering classes at SBAA Community Art Center

The SBAA has three  classes being offered at the SBAA Community Art Center.

One Stroke Painting

In this class students will learn the basic acrylic painting strokes and how to load their brushes for one stroke. Also covered will be how to paint leaves, vines, and flowers, such as daisies, 5 petal and wild roses and sunflowers. Painting will be done on surfaces such as paper, glass and wood.

Item# 3516: $37.95  Item# 3514: $25.30 (Reduced for age 55+)

Class dates: Weekly on Thursday Oct.3-Nov.7  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn to Teach 
This class will focus on the skills needed to lead a class or workshop. Students will develop their class, learn to time instruction, plan materials and practice presentation skills.

Item# 3524: $37.95
Item# 3522: $25.30 (Reduced for age 55+1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Starts October 1, weekly on Tuesday

Beginning Watercolors

Have you ever wanted to create beautiful watercolors?

Learn beginning watercolor and drawing basics in a relaxed atmosphere with Barbara Sampson. No experience required. Grab a friend and sign up now!  Starts October 1, 2013

Starts Oct. 1 and Weekly on Tuesday until November 20, 2013

Item# 3512: $51.75  Item# 3510: $34.50 (Reduced for age 55+)

To enroll  in any one of these classes please call:

Grays Harbor College

Alice Bisbee will help you enroll. Call soon, or they may cancel the classes.