“Sandscapes and Second Chances

Dorcas Holzapfel and Jennifer Norman, Nov. 9-Dec. 10
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 9, 5 -7pm wine & refreshments

This two-woman show at the Chessman Gallery inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center, is an exciting reflection of our talented local arts community and an echo of our unique coastal environment with the use of interesting found objects.  Dorcas Holzapfel takes inspiration from our surrounding coastal environment to create “Sandscapes”. These large scale, evocative paintings and collages are made with paint, beach sand and found natural objects. Jennifer Norman uses what has been broken, discarded or washed up on the beach in her assemblage art. She gives objects a new life........a second chance.

This show will also feature a fun interactive art element. Visitor to the gallery will be able to play with a platform filled with sand and old mysterious objects, to arrange, bury or just touch as they please. What creative shapes will this body of sand take? The answer is unknown. Come see the show and help us shape this sandy community art element.

 Dorcas takes inspiration from our surrounding coastal environment to create “Sandscapes”. These evocative paintings and collages are made with beach sand and found natural objects. The artist has fond childhood memories of wanting to keep forever, the forms that she had made in the sand. Now, she’s found a way to do just that!

Dorcas Holzapfel lived the first half of her life on the East Coast. She learned painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and operated a successful fine arts gallery in Chadds Ford Pennsylvania which featured works of the Wyeth family. She then ventured into the commercial design field as an Art Director with an international gaming corporation. Upon moving to Oregon, Dorcas was the Graphics Manager of OMSI before opening her own Graphic Design Firm and moving on to become VP of Creative for several major Portland advertising agencies. She now resides with her husband full time on Cascade Head, a beautiful source of constant inspiration.

Jennifer Norman is a local artist that uses, as she puts it, “Trash” to create pieces of art. She says, “Who among us has not wished for a do-over?  My mission, as an artist, is to take what has been broken, discarded or washed up on the beach and give it new life....
a second chance.

Jennifer grew up on a family ranch, spending much of her time on horseback wrangling and taking care of animals. The earthy style of her art work reflects the dusty, rustic and gritty nature of her past life.

For more information about this show or any of the many events going on at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.