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CHASSE DAVIDSON ART

Where to find Chasse's pottery:

You can purchase Chasse's functional and artistic pottery at Oceanic Arts in Newport's Bayfront District and at Of Land and Sea Gallery, the newest gallery in Old Town Florence.

Oceanic Arts 

444 SW Bay Blvd. Newport, OR  97365 

(541) 265-5963

Of Land and Sea Gallery

1383 Bay Street, Florence, OR  97439

541-997-1904

Lincoln County Clay Exhibit

Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365

(541) 265-6540

https://coastarts.org/events/lincoln-county-clay/

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Chasse Davidson received her Bachelor of Science in Studio Art in from Western Oregon University in 2005. From 2015 to 2020 she owned and managed Toledo Clay Works, and from 2014 to 1016, she served as president of the Toledo Arts Guild.

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Lincoln County Clay Exhibit

DATES:
Nov 6 - December 23, 2021

PRESENTED BY:
Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

LOCATION:
Newport Visual Arts Center
777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR  97365

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the exhibition, “Lincoln County Clay,” from November 6 to December 23 in the Runyan Gallery and the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The exhibition will include 13 of Lincoln County’s leading ceramic artists, in a facility-wide celebration of ceramics in conjunction with the redesign and reopening of the VAC’s clay studio. Participating artists include:

Jacob Accurso  Frank Boyden  Chasse Davidson

Steve Dennis  Taunette Dixon  Liz Fox  Julie Fiedler

Erica Leach  Alice Martin • Liisa Rahkonen

Christy Steenkolk  Martha Wallace • Pam Young

“Lincoln County is so rich with ceramic activity, I am honored to be a part of bringing together a collection of that talent to be showcased under one roof. It has been a personal goal to help expand the local clay community in this area,” says Chasse Davidson, a senior curator for “Lincoln County Clay” and a member of the VAC’s clay advisory group. “As a ceramic artist I love to create, but I've always thought that we are better together. I think this collection of artists will display the vast array of possibilities within clay creation.” Other VAC clay advisory group members include Liz Fox, Kristy Lombard and Sara Siggelkow.

OCCA’s focus on ceramics this fall comes as the VAC is set to reopen its clay studio in late-November. The clay studio will feature all new equipment, furnishings and supplies and will be managed to serve youth and adult learners in an intimate setting. The Clay Studio Project has received support from the Oregon Community Foundation, the City of Newport, the Coastal Arts Guild and individual patrons. Trial classes will run in December, with more formal offerings beginning in January.
The Newport Visual Arts Center adheres to all health and safety protocols provided by the Governor’s Office as well as the City of Newport. All visitors to the VAC are required to wear proper masks.

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts manages the Newport Visual Arts Center and the Newport Performing Arts Center, and serves as the regional arts council for Oregon’s seven coastal counties.