Calling all artists to ‘Historic Structure Challenge’

This watercolor painting by artist Maude Wanker shows the Pixie Kitchen, a popular Lincoln City restaurant from 1953 to 1985. Artwork and photos depicting historic buildings and structures of north Lincoln County will be the subject of an online art show sponsored by the North Lincoln County Historical Museum.

The North Lincoln County Historical Museum is issuing a call to all artists for submissions to its “Historic Structure Challenge.”

This will be an online art show to be presented on the museum’s website. The theme of this art show will be historic buildings and structures of north Lincoln County — from Depoe Bay to Cascade Head.

Artists are encouraged to paint, sketch or photograph their favorite historic building or structure in north Lincoln County and submit a high-resolution scan or photo of their work by emailing it to the museum.

The entries can be of any medium and any historic building or structure that the artist chooses. Some examples of these buildings and structures are any from the strip in Depoe Bay, the Depoe Bay Bridge, Snug Harbor, Lincoln City Glass Center (Ballard Motors), the Nelscott Strip, the Oceanlake business strip, the Dorchester House, the Drift Creek Covered Bridge or any other of your choice. 

This is an all-inclusive, online art show, open to all ages, experience levels and mediums. Organizers hope this art show will foster even more appreciation for historic buildings and structures so that they will be around for the next generation to enjoy.

Submissions are due on Oct. 10, and the show will be online from Oct. 15 through the end of the year.

Contact Jeff Syrop, museum director, at [email protected] to receive an entry form, which will be submitted with the artwork. Submissions are free — with a suggested $5 donation to help out the museum in these difficult times, but it is not required.

To learn more about the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, and to access the online exhibit after its Oct. 15 opening, go to