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Creating Resiliency through the Arts!!!

Research as shown that people who practice gratitude and express appreciation have more skills in their tool box to be more resilience in various situations. This month our focus is expressing appreciation through the Arts.

We've pulled together some great FREE at home activities (August 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.


August 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 the theme is Appreciation from A to Z!  Make a list A to Z of things that you are appreciative of and create some art with those words. 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!

August Art Challenge Check In

Join Jo on Friday, August 14th at 2:30pm to 3:30pm for a FREE Zoom Meeting to check in and talk art :) Zoom meeting information located HERE

Did you miss the FREE Portfolio Website Virtual Workshop Series?
BeauxArts has created a FREE three part virtual workshop series on creating your own low cost portfolio website.  If you missed the series in July, and still want to take advantage, let BeauxArts know via email at

Artist Facebook Page Virtual Workshop
Join Jo on Friday, August 21st at 10am 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.

Rock, Shell & Wood Art Workshop

Join Jo on Thursday, August 27th at 2:30pm for a FREE Zoom Meeting to learn about painting on Rocks, Shells, Wood and other odd objects :) Zoom meeting information located HERE.

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

New Plein Air Items
New,  Tried & True Favorites are in stock at BeauxArts including Etchr Mini Palette (image above), U.go Plein Air System, Sienna Plein Air System, Portable Painter, etc...  Schedule a VIP appointment to see our selection :)

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!

Call for Art (On Going until TBD)
As we venture through best practices, fear, stocking up, being kind to others, we may or may not have a place to express our thoughts.  A Call for Art related to our current times to encourage healthy & positive behavior. This call is open to Visual Artists, Literary, Performing, Culinary & beyond!
Learn more: HERE 

Joint Call for Art 

Quarantine Accordion Sketchbook Competition: sketch every day while you're home in self-quarantine!
This competition is specific to accordion-style sketchbooks in conjunction with Dragon Art.  

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, Art Exposed 2nd Round/2020, Art has been selected on July 27th.  Read the Siuslaw News Article HERE. Learn more about this specific program HERE.
Check City Calendar for Current information or sign up for their distribution list HERE.

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