Art for Health Fundraiser
Name: Art for Health Fundraiser
Date: November 5, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST
The 2nd Annual Art for Health fundraiser will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Bandon Community Center, from 4pm to 6pm. Proceeds from Art for Health will benefit the 2018 Quarterly Art Shows at SCHHC. Tickets are $35 for a single ticket and $55 for a couple. Tickets will be available at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center’s Patient Services Desk or by calling 541.329.1040. Ticket buyers will receive one 12”x12” painting by a local artist, food and a drink ticket (for the $55 ticket, couples receive two paintings, food, and two drink tickets). Local artists will be in attendance to offer insight into their artistic practice and the benefits of exhibiting at the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center’s Art Shows. Music will be performed by Contra Swings, led by Jennifer Sordyl Berg and Don Berg. Catering is by Edgewater’s Restaurant. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. The Art for Health program will include: • Hors d’oeuvres • A signature Art for Health cocktail • A short talk by Janice Horne, a local artist who regularly shows at SCHHC: • A small silent auction featuring pieces from Janice Horne as well as a selection of local artist’s artwork Why Art for Health? The Art for Health fundraiser ensures that the SCHHC Quarterly Art Shows will continue. The SCHHC Quarterly Art shows have become a signature event for artists, both local and regional, to show their work. Bandon and the southern Oregon coast are home to many artists practicing in a variety of media. The area is home to sculptors, collagists, oil painters, pastel artists, bronze artists, assemblage artists, plein air groups, woodworkers, and photographers. In order to showcase the vibrant artistic culture thriving in the region, local artist and longtime Bandon resident Victoria Tierney worked with the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center administration to begin the Quarterly Art Shows at SCHHC. The shows began in 2001. Ms. Tierney retired from curating the shows in 2015, handing the curatorial duties to local artists Ava Richey and Susan Lehman. Ms. Richey and Lehman have curated the quarterly shows since 2015 and have worked diligently to continue Tierney’s work of building community around art at the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center. The Quarterly Art Shows at SCHHC benefit artists, patients, SCHHC staff, and the Bandon community. For artists, the shows offer up the walls of the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, the largest gallery in the region. Patients and family members enjoy the therapeutic effects of the artistry surrounding them as they recover. Staff also enjoy the presence of art in the halls as they go about their work. Finally, the community of Bandon and the southern Oregon coast is invited to come to the hospital at any time during the course of each show to view the art, activating the halls of the hospital. The event is hosted by the Southern Coos Health Foundation and the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center.