On Saturday, July 1, before nighttime fireworks burst over the Port of Ilwaco, the Peninsula's Columbia River Organization of Artists held a one-day art exhibit at the World Kite Museum.

Opening at 10 a.m., a steady stream of art fanciers attracted by big blue signs milled around oils, watercolors, pottery, jewelry and paper-machete objects until 5 p.m. Among the artists represented were Eric Wiegardt, Judy Leonard, Sonja May, Barbara Martin and Marie Finlay. Marie Finlay's watercolor "Father and Daughter Kite Fly" in a brushed steel frame sold for $575. The novel silver jewelry of Laney Clark arranged on a bed of sand attracted constant comment. A giant paper machete mermaid found a new home with a delighted couple that were also "blown away" by animal head rattles.

CROA raised $200, and 20 percent of the sales go towards their non-profit activities in the coming months. The next meeting is in the Ilwaco Community Center, on Thursday, July 13 at 6 p.m. Ocean Park artist, Eric Wiegardt, will do a watercolor demo. All are welcome.

Barbara Martin

Long Beach

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.