Art on Exhibit

ART Toledo's Phantom Galleries

Main Street
Toledo, Oregon

August - December
2022

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The Cove

News Times building
831 NE Avery St, Newport, OR 97365

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Each item is made with retired crab pot line sourced from commercial fishing fleets working out of the Port of Newport. 
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Oregon Coast Moonlight

$175

Created in response to F/V White Swan III which was lost at sea on March 26, 2022.
 
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Oregon Coast Sunset

SOLD

Created with multiple strands of unraved crab pot line, using French Gobelin tapestry techinques.
 
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Jellyfish art at The COVE Gallery in Newport Oregon
Orca

$250

Inspired by outer coast transient orcas, a distinct group that prefer to hunt and live in the deeper water of the eastern Pacific Ocean. These transients, also known as Bigg’s orcas, hunt marine mammals.

This is a fine art tapestry, created with multiple strands of finely unraved crab pot line.
Extra Large Jellyfish

$135

This XL Jellyfish is on display at The COVE Gallery in Newport, Oregon. It can be purchased online and picked up at The COVE Gallery. 

 

Width - 20"

Length - ~150"

Weight - ~9lbs.

Made with recycled crab pot line collected from commercial fishing fleets working out of the Port of Newport in Oregon.

Past Exhibitions

Mayor's Art Show

February 12 - March 5, 2022

Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Dr, Newport, OR 97365

Woven wallhanging of a sea nettle made with recycled crab pot rope by Rebecca Hooper Gypsea Weaver

67" x 32"

recycled crab pot line, fishing net, drifwood

over 8lbs of recycled rope and net.

The tapestries presented here were woven with retired crab pot line used by Newport’s commercial fishing fleets. The line was collected from bins on the docks or directly from F/V Last Straw and F/V Tana C. The greatest challenge in working with this material was the limited palate of five common colors and the occasional addition of three more colors in limited amounts.

Each tapestry is not only an expression of art, but also a unique piece of our local fishery’s history, supports Newport’s commercial fishing fleets with an alternative to the landfill, and represents pride in our fishing culture.

Pushpin & Clothesline Art Show

January 8 - February 5, 2022

Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Dr, Newport, OR 97365

Woven wallhanging using tapestry techniques and recycled crab pot rope by Rebecca Hooper

18" x 18"

Recycled crab pot line, ghost net, wool, cotton

1.5 lbs of material redirected from the landfill.

Coho Salmon was made with retired crab pot line sourced from commercial fishing fleets in Newport, Oregon. 

This tapestry is a unique piece of Newport's fishery history, supports local commercial fishing fleets with an alternative to the landfill and represents pride in our fishing culture. This tapestry redirected 1.5 pounds of material from the landfill.

The center weaving is a fine art tapestry, woven with rope stands unraveled to it's smallest size. The background represents the different depths of the ocean using color gradation and is mimicked in the frame. The Coho salmon was woven in wool.

The frame was woven on a ghost net that I collected from a local beach in 2015. Retired crab pot rope was woven in the ghost net in various stages of unravel.