Bandon Library Friends and Foundation, Inc.

Bandon Library Art in 2017

Visit art displays in the lobby gallery and cases. Click here for background and contact information.

The show is open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday during the library's hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed on City of Bandon holidays

 June and July 2017
The 3rd Annual Mosaic Show: “Piece by Piece: Finding Inspiration in Materials.”

The show runs from June 1st through July 31st 2017, Tuesdays through Fridays, during regular library hours. Find more details on Facebook at

Join us for a reception in the Sprague Room on Saturday, June 3rd, from 2-4 pm, to kick off the 3rd Annual Mosaic Show, "Piece by Piece: Finding Inspiration in Materials."  This year's show includes work from Australia, France, the great state of Oklahoma, and from all over Oregon. We will be working on a group mosaic project, which will become part of a Public Art project in Washington State. There will be refreshments. See you there!

Photo Credit: "Flora" by M. Shapiro

Photo Credit: "Trashlands" by J. Iskander
In June and July, the Bandon Library Art Gallery presents the 3rd Annual Mosaic Show: “Piece by Piece: Finding Inspiration in Materials.” Celebrating mosaic art in all forms, from abstract and conceptual Fine Art to micro-mosaic jewelry and crafts pieces, the Mosaic Show is a good place to explore this exciting medium. Materials in these mosaics include Venetian glass, stone, beads, stained glass, and upcycled objects.

The show features work by artists from Oregon and beyond, and includes a display of raw materials, definitions of terms, and information about resources. Most of the pieces are for sale, and many of the artists do commission work.

 May 2017
 Bandon High School Art Students

There will be a People's Choice voting box in the hallway, with the two most popular artists getting prizes. In addition, Tracy Hodson will make a Curator's Choice award, and every participating student will receive drawing pencils.

Photo credit: "Sunset" by Eleanor Winston
Bandon High School art students take over the Bandon Library Art Gallery from May 1st - 31st, displaying their paintings, drawings, and pottery on the walls and in the cases.

Under the direction of teacher Jen Ells, these young artists explore many techniques and study a variety of artists. Her interesting and challenging assignments give the students a chance acquire the technical skills necessary to express themselves through art.

March 1st – April 30th 2017
Photographs by Jan Cedras Ayers & Bronze Sculpture by Ken Ayers

There will be a reception for the artists on Sunday April 2nd, 2-4 pm, in the Sprague Room


Photo credit: Bronze Canvas #17 by J.C. Ayers

A photographer of wide-ranging interests, Jan Cedras Ayers began photographing her husband Ken's bronze sculptures to make a record of them, when she found herself enthralled by the way the light moved over them, the colors and reflections captured in their surfaces. She saw revealed a potential for making photographic studies of them as stand-alone works of abstract art. As she makes these explorations of composition and light, her photographs become topographies of stunning depth and complexity.

Ken Ayers' sculptures begin as bits of kelp, stems, pieces of driftwood, slender, vine-wrapped trunks, bits of twine or cloth, and become fantastical bronze flowers and plants from another world. These twisting, dancing creations may be made from a single element, or may incorporate several pieces from different sources bound together to create something unknown in nature, but which clearly reference the familiar, natural world. Their mysterious forms are studies in grace, often seeming almost airborne despite their weight.

January and February 2017

“Dreamscapes” - Paintings by John Butler,
Hand-carved items by the South Coast Woodturner's Club.

Reception for the artists: Sunday, January 15th from 2 – 4 pm in the Sprague Community Room.

Perpetual Escapade Towards Enlightenment by J. Butler
Oil painter John Butler's stunning dreamscapes explore the unconscious, the world of dreams and the inner life. Using familiar elements in unfamiliar ways, his complex images capture the kaleidoscopic nature of time, perception, and memory, the many levels of awareness available to us during even the most mundane activities. His canvases shimmer with color and light, opening new vistas of imagination.

 Hand-carved wood items by The South Coast Woodturner's ClubThe cases are filled with the finely carved bowls, platters, vases, and magic wands made by the South Coast Woodturner's Club. Its members are artisans who share a love of wood turning.