Triplicate Staff

Art show winners announced

Award winners for DNACA's 13th "Celebrating the Creative Arts of Older Americans" juried exhibit at the Del Norte County Fair were announced on Friday during the reception.

First place for fine arts went to by Gordon E. Marsters for "Reflections" (acrylic), and second place in that division to Diane Price for "Kalani" (watercolor).

First place in photography/digital media was awarded to Ernie Bijlsma for "Artist and Dredging Barge," and second place to Carol A. Schach for "Rainbow at Castle Rock."

Bill Gillispie took home first place with an agricultural theme for "American Family Farm," a digital photograph. In addition, honorable mentions were given to Price, Lee Beising, Smokey Bill Harper, Steve Mattson, Doug Minty, Muriel Northrip and Cuno Sapora. For more information about this annual show, contact DNACA at 464-1336 or

Harbor Gallery activities

Crescent Harbor Gallery's artist of the month for August is Betty Belitz, who says "art is a way of life. It's on the inside, and it will bubble up whether we make room for it or not."

A sampling of her work is currently on display, along with pieces by other gallery members. "Creative Mondays" continue to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday.

Fortuna-based artist John Hewitt, a signature member in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, will give a free painting demonstration at noon Aug. 23, preceded by a potluck. Immediately following the demo, Hewitt will give a three-hour watercolor workshop, which costs $20. On Aug. 24 and 25, he will also give two additional plein air watercolor workshops; cost is $40 each.For more information, visit 140 Marine Way, or call 464-9133.

Aug. 15 deadline for juried show

North Coast Redwoods Art Association's annual Juried Art Show will hang throughout the month of September at Crescent Harbor Gallery.

The deadline for submitting entry forms and fees is Wednesday.Some $1,000 in prize money will be awarded.

For a prospectus, stop by 140 Marine Way, or e-mail

Ian McFerron Band in Brookings

The wilderness area around Salmon Run golf course near Brookings will be filled with the roots-laden, pop-filled Americana music of the four-piece Ian McFeron Band at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16.

The event, hosted by Stagelights Musical Arts Community, is festival-style seating and people are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets. The stage will be set in front of the picturesque pond on a fairway. Food and drink will be available at the Salmon Run club house.

Tickets are $15, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting Stagelights' music education and outreach programs. Tickets can be purchased at Salmon Run the day of the concert or in advance at the Curry Coastal Pilot, 507 Chetco Ave., Brookings. For more information, call 541-412-3404.

Seattle singer/songwriter Ian McFeron will be joined by fiddler and vocalist Alisa Milner, bassist Norman Baker and drummer Mark Bateman.

Pistol River concert Saturday

The Pistol River Concert Association presents The Blackberry Bushes String Band, playing bluegrass and Americana music, at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Pistol River Friendship Hall.

Tickets are $15 each and are available at The Book Dock in Harbor, Wright's Custom Framing in Brookings, and Gold Beach Books. A $5 student discount or refund is available at the door.

For ticket reservations or more information, call (541) 247-2848 or visit