ASA Studio/ Beachstone Gallery -group

This Artists Studio Association/ Beachstone Gallery is a lovely community art space with a history of being a place for art since the 40’s. ASA will be hosting artist demos all weekend long! Stop by to view various artist and mediums in practice and gain a unique perspective of the creative process!

Artists’ Studio Association

We are a community of artists, teachers and lifelong learners, who enjoy creating and sharing art. We are dedicated to bringing arts education and enjoyment to students of all ages, from all walks of life.

The ASA classroom is the heart and soul of our building. During our open studio times the classroom becomes a place where artists can practice, experiment and create. Members meet to coach, critique and encourage one another.

Along the walls of the classroom you will see, Beachstone Gallery where members display their work.

Demonstrating Artists

MAY 20:

10 AM-1 PM- Kathy Cope (Mandala dotting) and Wayne Ruby (Watercolor)

1 PM-4 PM -Rosemary Wood-Hemm (Mosaics), Arlon Gilliland (Watercolor) and Pamela Spence (Acrylic abstract painting)

MAY 21:

10 AM – 1 PM -Michele Lindsley (Mixed media), Steve Rutherford (painting), Vonelle Swanson (Painting mandellas on glasses) and Cheri Lindsley (Ceramics and Painting)
1 PM – 4 PM- Ruth Hugeback (handmade Books), Martin Anderson (Watercolor dew drops on flowers), Cynthia Longhat-Adams (Fire painting) and Josh Bryant (Portrait painting)

MAY 22:

10 AM – 1 PM -Jody Anderson (Acrylic and Ink on Paper)
1 PM – 4 PM- Michael Palmer (Acrylic Paint Pouring and Epoxy Resin), Arlon Gilliland (Watercolor)

We are a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation. Basic Membership is $30 per year. Membership with Beachstone Gallery display privileges is $50 per year.

Artists’ Studio Association-History and mission

On January 15, 1942, the Lincoln County Art Center Association was founded by Maude Wanker. Maude was a leading artist of the Northwest who lived in Wecoma Beach, which is now in northwest Lincoln City. The Art Center was originally located in a rented building which served as a classroom and gallery. In 1938 the first of several remodels began. A south wing was added in 1949 with donated labor and materials.
At that time there were few galleries on the Coast and the Art Center became an attraction for Oregon artists. In addition, local students displayed work created in classes taught by Maude and the visiting artists. In 1964, after an extensive study of the architecture of California galleries, the west wing and its landmark, sweeping roof was added.

Maude passed away in 1970 and Bob Banister, one of the visiting teachers, continued her work. Eventually in 1974, he rented the gallery from the Art Center, whose name was then changed to The Artists’ Studio Association or ASA. From that time to the present, the west wing has been rented as a gallery or a gift shop with the rent used to maintain the building and subsidize classes.

In 1978 Steve Dennis leased the gallery space, remodeling, adding several windows, improving the lighting and landscaping. When the work was completed Steve opened the Earthworks Gallery. The partnership continued until March 2009 when new tenants, The Pacific Artists Alliance a group of 30 artists, chose to locate in this historic building under the business name of the Artists’ Co-Op Gallery.

The Artists’ Studio Association continues its mission of offering art classes in several mediums including watercolors, block printing, acrylics, drawing and mosaics. Children’s art classes, free open studios and workshops are offered throughout the year. The ASA classroom remains the heart and soul of the building where artwork created by students and instructors is on display.

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