Mosaic Art

The Bandon Library Art Gallery Show Is Back With More Stunning Mosaics

(4 min read) The 7th Annual Bandon Library Mosaic Show has officially ended. It lasted throughout both June and July and, during that time hundreds of mosaic lovers had the pleasure of seeing some of the most stunning modern mosaic artworks. This year’s show was a true testament to the diversity of mosaic art in terms of topics, materials, techniques, and styles. 

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“Paradise” by Peggy Jackson. Image source: Link  

The Gallery also organized a reception/workshop. It included a mosaic-making class for visitors who were eager to learn how to mosaic by themselves. All of the materials provided were child-safe and every visitor could make their own 3”x3” mosaic perfect for a fridge magnet. It’s actions like this one, that attract more and more art connoisseurs to Bandon Library Gallery Show each year. 

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“Whirling Dervish” by Dee Ruff. Image source: Link  

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“January” by Jacqueline Iskander. Image source: Link  

Curator Tracy Hodson managed to assemble a variety of mosaic artworks created by 22 mosaicists from the Pacific Northwest. These marvelous works varied in both styles and materials utilized, so all of them together offered a wider picture of the diverse nature of the mosaic art itself. 

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David Chidgey’s Triptych. Image source: Link   

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Nickie Jordan’s mosaic piece made of hand-colored mosaic glass. Image source: Link  

“We are showing artists who work in Classical vein, using marble, travertine, smalti – which is glass that has been made specifically for mosaics for about 600 years, in Venice and Murano, I taly – gold, tile, and other sorts of natural specimens, “said Hodson.

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Pique-assiette by the amazing Denise Sirchie. Image source: Link  

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Kelley Knickerbocker’s mosaic artworks were some of the first to be sold. Image source: Link  

On that note, it is important to state that the gallery walls were covered and all showcases were appropriately filled with amazing mosaic artworks. Some artists have been a part of the show before, so they were here to show their loyalty once again. others were new and eager to display their considerable talent and creativity. It is also worth mentioning that most of the artworks were for sale and most of the artists accepted commissions during the show. 

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Carol Hoebelhenreich’s gorgeous mosaic mandala. Image source: Link  

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June Martin’s micromosaic jewelry. Image source: Link  

This year’s show included mosaic artworks by two Bandon artists, Bessie Joyce, and Donn Klewitz. Tracy Hodson’s mosaics were also on display on the library’s Long Wall, along with Rebecca MsCormick’s stunning paintings. Eminent mosaic artist Brigitte Raison also partook in the show. Although currently living in France, she sent one of her glorious mosaic artworks for this esteemed annual event. 

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Donn Klewitz’s lovely mosaic fish. Image Source: Link  

The 7th Annual Mosaic Show might be over and we can only hope to grace our calendars with another one next year. Whether you are a full-on mosaic buff or just a guy, gal, or a non-binary pal with a keen eye for pretty things, this terrific show is exactly what your 2024 planner needs.

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The Bandon Library Art Gallery Show Is Back With More Stunning Mosaics.

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The Bandon Library Art Gallery Show Is Back With More Stunning Mosaics.

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The Bandon Library Art Gallery Show Is Back With More Stunning Mosaics.

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The Bandon Library Art Gallery Show Is Back With More Stunning Mosaics.

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The Bandon Library Art Gallery Show Is Back With More Stunning Mosaics.




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M. Belosh

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  1. Laura
    August 2, 2023 at 1:54 am — Reply

    I like that January one. It is simple but I think would look so nice in a home.

  2. Sue-Tanya
    August 2, 2023 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    What a fantastic initiative by the Bandon Library Gallery! 🎨🏛️ The mosaic-making class sounds like an enjoyable and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Providing child-safe materials and allowing everyone to create their own 3”x3” mosaic for a fridge magnet is such a thoughtful touch. It’s wonderful to see art events that cater to both art enthusiasts and budding artists, making the Gallery Show even more inclusive and engaging. I can see why this event attracts more and more art connoisseurs each year. Kudos to the organizers for fostering creativity and spreading the love for art! 🌟✨ #BandonLibraryGallery #ArtConnoisseurs #CreativityUnleashed #ArtisticCommunity #InclusiveArtEvents

  3. Lisa Drane
    August 2, 2023 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    Wow the mosaics looks so cool. i like the designs and the way they fit together. Just wow!

  4. Rhian Scammell
    August 2, 2023 at 1:26 pm — Reply

    Some absolutely beautiful pieces. The mosaic jewellery is really unusual, I’ve not seen jewellery pieces like it before x

  5. Suzanna
    August 2, 2023 at 6:27 pm — Reply

    Ohh my…Bandon Library Mosaic Show really showcase lots of beautiful crafted mosaic pieces. Thanks for sharing the captures here, I’m personally impressed with the 1st pic is. The mosaic formed a waterfall scenery. Cheers

  6. Kiza
    August 3, 2023 at 3:31 am — Reply

    It really does look like there were some stunning mosaics on display there. I would have loved to have seen them if I was closer by.

  7. Rosey
    August 3, 2023 at 7:36 am — Reply

    The mandala is everything! I just saw the outdoor mosaic art ad too, and it reminded me of your post with the great mushrooms! My daughter loves mushroom everything.

  8. Marie
    August 3, 2023 at 9:09 am — Reply

    Wow! This is a piece of great news! I can’t wait for this. The arts are the best!

  9. Tammy
    August 3, 2023 at 10:24 am — Reply

    These look so beautiful! What amazing pieces…and the mosaic jewelry is so lovely too.

  10. Michelle Cray
    August 3, 2023 at 11:22 am — Reply

    The intricacy and craftsmanship of each piece are simply awe-inspiring. I can only imagine the level of dedication and passion that went into creating these masterpieces. Kudos to Nickie Jordan for her beautiful mosaic piece made of hand-colored glass!

    This exhibition is a true celebration of the art of mosaics and a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the creativity and skill of these artists. I’m inspired and eager to see more of their work. Thank you for sharing this fantastic glimpse into the world of mosaic art!

  11. Mrs. Malik
    August 4, 2023 at 3:36 am — Reply

    Your story here totally amazed me. I didn’t know mosaic can be so creatively turn into many designs. Specially love the Donn Klewitz’s lovely mosaic fish.

  12. Richard Lowe
    August 4, 2023 at 7:37 am — Reply

    Lovely art gallery. I love going around to places and visiting galleries.

  13. Mrs. Berth
    August 4, 2023 at 10:41 am — Reply

    What a fantastic initiative by The Gallery! 🎨👏 The reception/workshop sounds like an amazing opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the art of mosaic-making. I love that they made it child-safe, allowing everyone to participate and create their own unique 3”x3” masterpiece, perfect for a fridge magnet. 🌟 It’s heartwarming to see events like this fostering creativity and sparking interest in the arts. No wonder Bandon Library Gallery Show attracts more art connoisseurs each year! 🎉🖼️ Kudos to The Gallery for making art accessible and inspiring a love for creativity in the community.

  14. Yuana
    August 4, 2023 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    wow! absolutely wonderful views, I absolutely enjoyed scrolling the post.

  15. Brenda
    August 4, 2023 at 4:49 pm — Reply

    The Bandon Library Art Gallery’s mosaic exhibit is back and even more breathtaking! The vibrant mosaics showcased in your post are truly captivating. It’s fantastic to see such creativity and talent celebrated. Can’t wait to visit and be inspired! 🎨🌟

  16. Monidipa
    August 4, 2023 at 5:07 pm — Reply

    I have never tried cottage pie, but your description of “The Bandon Library Art Gallery Show” and its captivating mosaics has me genuinely intrigued. Your excitement is palpable, and I feel like I’ve experienced the beauty of the exhibition through your words. Keep sharing your wonderful experiences! 🎨🌟

  17. Paul
    August 4, 2023 at 5:17 pm — Reply

    Wow, the Bandon Library Art Gallery show sounds incredible! The addition of more stunning mosaics must be truly captivating. Your post beautifully captures the excitement and beauty of the event, making me eager to experience these artworks firsthand. 👏🎨🌟

  18. Jenny
    August 4, 2023 at 5:52 pm — Reply

    I love the sound of the Bandon Library Art Gallery mosaic show, its great that people are keeping the art of mosaic alive.

  19. Zab Zaria
    August 5, 2023 at 6:39 am — Reply

    This looks like a wonderful mosaic gallery, and I look forward to seeing it.

  20. Tracy Hodson
    August 5, 2023 at 9:43 am — Reply

    Thank you for sharing this for us! It was a beautiful show. We will be back next year, June 1st to July 31st, and people should follow me on Instagram and follow the gallery Facebook page to see the next call to mosaic artists in early spring.

  21. Nadalie
    August 5, 2023 at 9:53 am — Reply

    This is really interesting! I’ve never been to any mosaic gallery. Seeing that many mosaic is awesome!

  22. Tanya
    August 5, 2023 at 10:31 am — Reply

    Wow, the 7th Annual Bandon Library Mosaic Show sounds like it was a tremendous success! 🎉🎨 It’s amazing to see the love and passion for mosaic art from hundreds of enthusiasts. The diversity of topics, materials, techniques, and styles showcased truly reflects the versatility and beauty of mosaic art. 🌈✨

    Kudos to the Gallery for organizing such a fantastic reception/workshop! Providing a mosaic-making class with child-safe materials is a wonderful initiative, making art accessible to all. The idea of creating a personal 3”x3” mosaic as a fridge magnet is brilliant! 🌟

    Bandon Library Gallery Show is undoubtedly becoming a hub for art connoisseurs, and it’s evident why. Looking forward to more incredible showcases and workshops in the future. Congratulations on a successful event! 🏛️💕 #BandonLibraryMosaicShow #ArtAppreciation #MosaicArtists

  23. Celebrate Woman Today
    August 5, 2023 at 12:59 pm — Reply

    The Paradise mosaic is my favorite in this show! Such a subtle reflection on life and many other things.

  24. Tammy
    August 5, 2023 at 8:32 pm — Reply

    I’m always left in awe at how mosaic arts can transform but also how versatile they are. From murals, backdrops, walkways, decorative accenting, etc…truly just stunning!

  25. Jenny
    August 7, 2023 at 2:31 am — Reply

    The 7th Annual Bandon Library Mosaic Show definitely sounds like it was worth a trip to see the stunning mosaics on show.

  26. Lisa
    August 7, 2023 at 2:40 am — Reply

    Mosaic art is truly wow. I like that this gallery is doing this show, so very cool!

  27. Melissa Cushing
    August 7, 2023 at 9:50 am — Reply

    Wow… these are all really beautiful; piece of art for sure and I just live the look of mosaic masterpieces like these!

  28. Tam David
    August 7, 2023 at 10:44 am — Reply

    So many grand pieces of mosaics here. I love the mosaic jewelry too…those rings are so pretty! I’ve never seen mosaic jewelry!

  29. Janine K.
    August 8, 2023 at 4:34 am — Reply

    This looks like a must see. I love all of the fantastic mosaics that are on display. So good to have things like this to visit.

  30. Cris Markes
    August 8, 2023 at 9:09 am — Reply

    Always waiting for your post article. I really enjoy reading and seeing art. Thanks for always sharing all these with us!

  31. Sue
    August 8, 2023 at 10:59 am — Reply

    What an incredible journey the 7th Annual Bandon Library Mosaic Show must have been! 🎨✨ It’s amazing to think about the months of June and July being filled with the vibrant colors and intricate designs of modern mosaic artworks. The fact that hundreds of mosaic enthusiasts had the opportunity to witness these stunning creations firsthand is truly something special.

  32. Marie K.
    August 8, 2023 at 1:47 pm — Reply

    It’s interesting to see how they can make so many varied designs. I love the use of different types of mosaics.

  33. adriana
    August 8, 2023 at 2:41 pm — Reply

    Everything is so beautiful! Amazing pieces!

  34. Monidipa
    August 8, 2023 at 3:53 pm — Reply

    Wow, the Bandon Library Art Gallery’s mosaic show is back and better than ever! The stunning mosaics must be a visual treat. Thanks for letting us know – can’t wait to see the creativity and beauty on display! 🎨🌟

  35. Jupiter Hadley
    August 10, 2023 at 4:46 am — Reply

    Oh wow so many of these pieces are so small and detailed – and it’s great that they run a child-safe workshop too. Thank you for sharing.

  36. David
    August 10, 2023 at 10:34 am — Reply

    What an amazing art show, the colours and different pieces of mosaic art

  37. Sid
    August 10, 2023 at 12:50 pm — Reply

    Wow, the 7th Annual Bandon Library Mosaic Show was a real hit! I can only imagine how amazing it must have been to see all those stunning modern mosaic artworks in person. It’s always inspiring to see artists’ creativity and diversity regarding topics, materials, techniques, and styles. I’m glad that so many mosaic lovers had the opportunity to experience this fantastic event!

  38. Richard Lowe
    August 14, 2023 at 8:08 am — Reply

    when I was younger, I spent many hours in art class making mosaics. Fun times.

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