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Using Art for 
Getting in Gear
& Just Being You

It is always best practice to continue improving yourself. Doesn't matter how small, big, mixture or whatever - never stop. This month's challenge is a practice for Inktober - the international drawing with ink challenge annually in October. September is the to gain our focus by doing at least a few of the September Art Challenge.  And to get you excited about Inktober, we've put together a special Official BeauxArts Fine Art Materials Unofficial Inktober Kit (see below).

We've pulled together more great FREE at home activities (September Art Challenge, Check Ins, Virtual Workshops, etc...) for you to follow along listed below.  If you need materials for these projects, your own or others, always feel free to contact us for a VIP Appointment.

BeauxArts Fine Art Materials is here to help you use the power of art - as always.  The Arts are more important than ever to explore.  I'd like to encourage you to take a few minutes a day to be creative with whatever sparks YOU. Even the simple things.

Wishing you, your family, neighbors and friends all the best!!!  Below are some fun creative opportunities for you!  

VIP Appointments & Curbside Pick Up
BeauxArts might be closed, but we are still able to help fulfill your supply needs.  Please contact Jo via phone (541-991-8213 and leave a message with clear contact information) or send an email to with your needs, questions or etc... If you need ideas on what to create or what you might need to create something, please let us help.  Please be kind as we are also doing our best to make accommodations during this time.


September 2020 Art Challenge

For all ages, abilities & interests!!!  The Monthly Art Challenge is here with simple and complex creative prompts.  This month is special since we are gearing up for the international challenge - Inktober in October.  Do in any order, any medium, and organize any way you want! You can use whatever medium you would like. Take a minimum of 10 minutes, some might take longer than others (& that is OK!). Feel free to do different things (such as painting, sketching, trying new media). Keep us posted on what you create on the FaceBook Listing!

September Art Challenge Check In

Join Jo on Friday, September 18th at 4pm to 5pm for a FREE Zoom Meeting to check in and talk art :) Zoom meeting information located HERE

Get Ready for Inktober
Official BeauxArts Fine Art Materials Unofficial Inktober Kit Ordering starts 9/12 for Inktober. Kits includes Paper, Several Types of Black Inks/Pens, Tools and White Out Items. 

Value Over $65 Your Price: $44*
*Items may change or be substituted due to availability

Pre-order or Order by stopping in at the shop via appointment, email ( or call 541-991-8213.

Artist Facebook Page Virtual Workshop
Join Jo on Tuesday, September 22nd at 4pm for a FREE Zoom Meeting learn how to create a Facebook Artist page that is different from your personal social media page and are still connected for easy updates on your creativity.  Zoom meeting information located HERE.

What do you want to Learn? Workshop

What are you interested in learning?  Let Jo know so we can make a workshop! Email Jo at

Plein Air Sessions
Stay tuned to the BeauxArts Facebook Page for Social Distance Impromptu Sessions (various locations and dates).  People participating have been practicing various degrees of social distancing, please respect boundaries and bring kindness & understanding.

Art Pro Tips:
-Use Restroom before you arrive since there are no or may not be facilities
-Bring What Materials you know you'll need and maybe a few things which you don't think you'll need - Most Plein Air Artists Travel Light and Get Creative with Your Choice of Materials
-Bring (wear) Mask & other PPE items
-Bring Water & a Snack
-Put on Sunscreen / Bring Sunscreen
-Wear Hat
-Bring a bag for Trash (We still need to leave the location better than we found it)
-Folding Chairs are nice to have
-Wear layers of clothing, you can always take off your jacket

Stay Tuned on YouTube & Zoom
for LIVE FREE Demos & Art Talks!

Info on topics, dates and times available on the BeauxArts Facebook Page
Direct YouTube Link to Like & Subscribe

Join the BeauxArts Atelier of Siuslaw
BeauxArts has a place for Artists to Share Ideas, Art, Thoughts, Fears and help inspire each other in a safe space. Please consider joining and inviting people into the loop!

Join LaneArts (Lane County Arts Council), FRAA and other Creative People in our area to help celebration Loving Lane Art!  Learn More about the whole Lane County wide Campaign HERE AND Florence Regional Arts Alliance's #LoveLaneArt Context HERE.

Backstreet Call for Art

Backstreet Gallery 2020 Community Challenge. Application & Fee Deadline October 15th. Learn more HERE

Serenity Amidst Chaos 
The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce (Florence Oregon Coast) loves to showcase the talent of our local creatives. Artists artwork from Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Backstreet Gallery, and BeauxArts Fine Art Materials & Gallery are on display at the Chamber Visitors Center Gallery from August through September 2020 under the theme Serenity Amidst Chaos.  The Virtual Show HERE

City of Florence Public Arts Program
City of Florence's Public Art Program next meeting is September 14th.  Information HERE

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