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Call to Artists: SCHHC Quarterly Art Show – ‘Best Friends’

Painting by Featured Artist Natalie Hargreaves

Call to Artists July 2024

Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center Quarterly Art Show


The Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center will host a show of artworks relating to the theme Best Friends. This show runs July 7, 2024 through September 29, 2024. As usual, you can be creative in your interpretation of the theme, keeping in mind that art on the hospital walls is meant to entertain and de-stress the patients, families, staff, and general visitors. It is not a venue for nudity, violence, morbidity, or as a political soapbox. Thank you for your continued positive approach to art in these shows.

This theme has a broad meaning, anything to do with things, people, animals, flowers, who have a kinship of some sort. People and their pets, people and their friends, people and their cars, plants in the garden that love to grow next to each other, two or more trees grouped in a landscape, moon and stars, waves and beaches, clouds and rain, a pair of bears, deer or other animals, birds in a nest, telephone poles in a line. It’s about showing the comfort or happiness of two (or more) things together.

Artists may enter 1-3 pieces using painting, collage, mixed media, drawing, photography, or assemblage in all artistic styles: representational, abstract, impressionistic, or futuristic. All works must be able to be hung on the wall.

The Southern Coos Health Foundation Arts Program continues to remain free to enter. Please consider donating to the Art Program if you are able. For more information, please email Scott McEachern at

NOTE: Pick-up date for current Art Show, “Garden Party” is Sunday, June 30, 2024, 2-4 p.m., in the Hospital Lobby.

“Best Friends” Show Calendar:           Show runs July, August & September 2024

Reception:                                                     Sunday, July 14, 2024, 1-3 p.m.

Featured Artist:                                          Natalie Hargreaves

Delivery of Art:                                           Sunday, July 7, 2024, 2-4 p.m.

Bring ready-to-hang art with your paperwork to the lobby of Southern Coos Hospital on Sunday at 2 p.m. or make alternative arrangements with show organizers.

Pick-up Date:                                             Sunday, September 29, 2024, 2-4 p.m.

Location:                                                     Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, 900 11th St. SE, Bandon, OR

Entry Fee:                                                    Fee not required. Donations are welcome to help support continuing shows. Please make checks payable to the Southern Coos Health Foundation and bring when dropping off your artwork.

Number of Pieces:                                   1-3 pieces per artist, each must be wired and ready to hang, or matted and ready to hang.

Artwork Notes:                                          Please deliver your artwork with the following information included:

  • A list of your artwork(s) with your name, address, email, title of piece, and price.
  • Entry form for this info is below, or available at drop-off.
  • AND please make sure your name and title of the art is on the back of each piece you submit.
  • If work is not for sale, include a value for insurance purposes, please.

Sales Donation:                                         At this time, the hospital does not charge a commission fee on sold paintings. However, a donation to the Southern Coos Health Foundation’s Arts Program when there is a sale will help the program to continue.

We reserve the right to refuse submitted artwork due to content, presentation or space. Images may be used for advertising and promotional purposes for this show.

Loss of or damage to artwork located in the hospital is at the artist’s expense unless deemed covered by the hospital’s insurance policy, less deductible.

Other Notes:                                             The costs of producing and hanging this show are underwritten by the Southern Coos Health Foundation and Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center for the benefit of the Bandon and surrounding communities, including patients and families, visitors, staff, and the public.

Please contact show organizers with questions: Ava Richey at 541-297-6118 or Susan Lehman at 541-347-9888.

Print and fill out the entry form below:

SCHHC CTA July 2024 Best Friends ENTRY FORM


Painting by Featured Artist Natalie Hargreaves











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