Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

There's Literally a Silver Lining In This Central Oregon Coast Art Exhibit

Published 5/10/24 at 3:55 a.m.
By Andre' Hagestedt, Oregon Coast Beach Connection

There's Literally a Silver Lining In This Central Oregon Coast Art Exhibit

(Florence, Oregon) – As the coastline meanders into the month of May, a unique art exhibit gets underway in the little town of Florence. The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Art Gallery features the intricate colors of local artist Judy Kaplan, who is an accomplished creator of mixed media.

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; some specials in winter
In Cannon Beach:
Includes rentals not listed anywhere else
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
Some specials for winter
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
Some specials for winter
In Lincoln City:
Some specials for winter
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
Some specials for winter
In Newport:
Look for some specials
In Waldport
Some specials for winter
In Yachats, Florence
Some specials for winter
Southern Oregon Coast Hotels / Lodgings
Reedsport to Brookings, places to stay; winter deals

It all comes from The Silver Lining Boutique and owner Kimberly Fleenor, who has been featuring Kaplan there for years. She parts with some of it for awhile, putting these works on the walls of the chamber's gallery (290 Highway 101).

Chamber president and CEO Bettina Hannigan said this is the second time she's been featured at the chamber's gallery.

“There are some truly unique pieces with a distinctly local flavor that those who stop by are going to love,” she said.

Fleenor's Silver Lining Boutique has been the general home for Kaplan's paintings, stained glass and collages; with works that are abstract or realistic, while her subject matter spans a horizon of ideas.

“I am particularly attracted to her use of color, composition, and lighting,” Fleenor said. “Her paintings reflect something different for each viewer. Her paintings are for sale both at the Chamber’s visitor center gallery this month and always at The Silver Lining Boutique. All of her pieces are moderately priced so all can afford to have one of Judy's beautiful paintings in their home or workspace.”

These works occupy space within sight of the central Oregon coast rhododendrons, becoming a beautiful visual pairing, Fleenor said. Those flowers have given Florence some amount of renown, even inspired the famed Rhododendron Festival tradition over 100 years ago – which gets started soon, May 16 to 19. Florence Starts Prepping for Rhododendron Fest, One of Oregon Coast's Largest

The Florence Chamber says The Silver Lining Boutique is a magical array of clothing, jewelry, gifts, windchimes, wall hangings, books, cards, hats, games, collectibles, velvets, scarves, and more. The upstairs is called The Gallery Above and has artwork by multiple artists who continually refresh their works due to them selling out. The Silver Lining Boutique is the wooden domed building at 2217 Highway 101 in Florence. The phone number is 541-997-2440.

Florence Area Chamber of Commerce: or call 541-997-3128.

- Florence Oregon Virtual Tour, Map MORE FLORENCE BELOW

Oregon Coast Hotels for this event - South Coast Hotels - Oregon Coast Vacation Rentals - Where to eat - Maps - Virtual Tours


More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

Coastal Spotlight

Andre' GW Hagestedt is editor, owner and primary photographer / videographer of Oregon Coast Beach Connection, an online publication that sees over 1 million pageviews per month. He is also author of several books about the coast.

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Seaside's Corgi Takeover Brings 100s of Little Beasties to Oregon Coast in June
June 29 expect at least 500 corgis waddling the beach. Seaside events

Wild Tales from Oregon Coast Lighthouses: Giant Holes to Killer Storms
Port Orford, Coos Bay, Bandon, Florence and Seaside / Cannon Beach. History

Your Dose of Vitamin Sea at Central Oregon Coast's Seamist Just Cost Less in ...
In Lincoln City: Tidepools, an outdoor deck and maybe whales

2 Teens, Dog Need Rescue at N. Oregon Coast's Cannon Beach
Both are in good condition as well as the family dog

The Russia Weather Connection to Some Intense Oregon Coastal Sunsets
Sometimes, the incredible colors come from wildfires thousands of miles away

Gold Beach: Two Cougar Sightings Concern for S. Oregon Coast Wildlife Officials
ODFW sent notice to residents to be on the lookout. Sciences

'Old Oregon Coast' Feel Meets Modern Swank at Manzanita Charmer Hotel
Ocean Inn at Manzanita is woodsy yet bougie. Manzanita hotels, lodging reviews

South Oregon Coast's Gold Beach in Middle of Hidden Glass Float Month
Some 250 of them are set down each week in April

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on Oregon Coast Beach Connection
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright © Oregon Coast Beach Connection. Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted