Request for Poems Live Cultural Coast- submission August 2


Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:30pm
To event remaining 16 days

Request for POEMS

Place Based Publishing

Live Culture Coast

Calling all writers & poets!

Live Culture Coast invites writers to submit short poems to temporarily publish along

three roadside locations as well as in the Live Culture Coast website and event guide!

Theme & Style

Poems shall be modeled after the Burma Shave roadside advertisements, which appeared

throughout the United States from 1925 to 1963. Each advertisement was a catchy poem or

jingle spread out over a series of signs that motorists read as they drove by.

Up to three selected poems will be placed along the Live Culture Coast route—a 135-mile,

excursion through Oregon’s South Coast, where we explore the timeless connections

between land and people.

Writers may submit up to three entries that reflect the ethos of Live Culture Coast and

Oregon’s South Coast: Ferment. Forage. Brew. Bake. Pedal. Paddle. Wander.

Wonder. Forest. River. Tide. Sea. Science. Art. Community. Live Culture Coast is a sensory

celebration of fermentation, creativity & exploration, set along the edge of the continent,

amidst the wilds and wonders of the Southern Oregon Coast.

Entries must follow the Burma Shave format: five lines of one to four words each, and lines

two and five must rhyme. Each poem will consist of six signs—one for each line, and the

final for the Live Culture Coast logo and the poet’s name.

Here are links to examples from Fermentation Fest (which inspired Live Culture Coast):

Submission & Jury Process

* All entries will undergo a blind jury process by members from across the south coast.

* Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 2 by 11:59 pm.

* Entries must be submitted via Google Form.

* Poets will be notified of publication status by Monday, September 9.


The 3 poems published on roadsigns will earn $50 each.

Up to 10 additional poems published in print and on the website will earn $25 each.

Questions? email

Submit Poems?





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Call for installation large art piece for Live Culture Coast


Monday, July 15, 2019 (All day)








Calling all large--scale artists!


For the upcoming Live Culture Coast event, we are commissioning two temporary, large-scale, outdoor art installations that comment, communicate, and collaborate with the land on which they are assembled.



Live Culture Coast is a 10 day choose-your-own-adventure of food, art, and place across 135 miles — a social probiotic that invites both residents and visitors to more deeply experience Oregon’s south coast from Reedsport to Brookings.

By plane, train, bus, car, buggy, bike, boat, or your own 2 feet, join us from anywhere between 2 hours and ten days, one stop or all 135 miles for experiences that ignite your curiosity and enliven your 5 senses. Place-based art, culinary workshops, outdoor adventures, and more await your visit to where land meets the sea, food transforms to ferments, and art flourishes with ecology.

Live Culture Coast will commission 2 original Art Works to be installed along the route. The work will be on public view at the Port of Gold Beach and Langlois Cheese Factory from October 18-27, 2019. We are seeking artists (individuals or teams) who are interested in creating site-responsive work and engaging with the landscape, landowners, and surrounding communities. This is an opportunity to contribute to a unique and exciting anchor event that incubates “creative placemaking” projects which elevate the south coast as a place to try entrepreneurial ideas and market the area globally to bring more visitors that return to share the experience with friends.

Artists are responsible for both installation and de-installation of their work and will have 5 days to install and 2 days to de-install. Artists are also responsible for monitoring the art work at least once a day and be available for media requests during the 10 days of the event. Artists retain ownership of the work after the DTour and will grant to LCC, OCVA, and OTC a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use and prepare derivative works based upon the art installation.

1. Port of Gold Beach
• 3 areas of the port to choose from. Note the red numbers on this photo of the port.
• Here are photos of the parking lot area and of the 2 beach areas

2. Langlois Cheese Factory
• grassy areas between the stage and the factory

• Here are photos of the property

NOTE: Please do not reach out to the land managers. If you have questions, please attend a scheduled Site Visit or contact Creative Director Amber Peoples at

Helpful Tips
• Oregon’s South Coast weather in October can be unpredictable, so plan for rain, cold, and high winds (especially at the port!)
• The landscape can dwarf even the most ambitious projects
• Audience interaction with installations ranges from drive-by to direct engagement. Keep both scenarios in mind as you develop your idea.
• For inspiration, look at photos of the landscapes as well as the 2018 Fermentation Fest: A Live Culture Convergence.

Proposal Selection Criteria:
• Reclaimed, reused, recycled, reimagined materials
• Artistic excellence and innovation
• Visual Impact
• Spirit of community collaboration with Oregon’s south coast and specific location
• Demonstrated ability to realize
• Feasibility in the context of the larger event
• Withstand various weather conditions (rain, wind, heat, cold, etc)
• Curatorial Vision
• In ecology there is a concept called "edge environments” – areas between one sort of landscape and another, where ecosystems overlap. These edges tend to have more diversity (and therefore more hardiness) than either of the adjoining environments alone. These mixed-use zones, both literal and conceptual, characterize the Live Culture Coast experience and allows us to see new possibilities for our land, our work, and our communities.

Proposal Submission Requirements
• One page pdf Letter of Interest including contact information and desired location (Port of Gold Beach #1-3 or Langlois Cheese Factory)
• One page pdf Preliminary Project Concept including a bid estimate (an itemized budget is not required yet). The maximum allotment per art installation is $5000 — including materials and labor.
• Concept drawings or visual references in JPEG format “high” or “fine” quality, file size not to exceed 2 MB per image.
• 4-6 images of applicant’s recent work demonstrating capacity to realize large-scale outdoor project. JPEG format “high” or “fine” quality, file size not to exceed 2 MB per image.
• Email submission to with the subject “Art Work RFP Concept Submission” by July 15 at 5:00pm PST

June 10 Announce Art Installation RFP
June 25&26 Site Visits with Live Culture Coast’s Creative Director

une 25&26 Site Visits with Live Culture Coast’s Creative Director
June 25: Port of Gold Beach (5:30 - 7:00pm) Meet by the public fish cleaning station
June 26: Cheese Factory (5:30 - 7:00pm) Meet by the stage
July 15 Email Applications due by 5:00pm PST
July 23 Finalists chose, notification sent to applicants
July 30 & 31 Finalist Site Visits and Dinner
July 30: Cheese Factory (5:30 - 8:30pm)
July 31: Port of Gold Beach (5:30 - 8:30pm)
Aug 21 Final Proposals due at 5:00pm PST
Aug 30 Artists chosen and contracted, notification sent to finalists
Oct 14-18 Installation of art work
Oct 18-27 Live Culture Coast, daily monitoring
Oct 23 Langlois Art Reception
Oct 25 Gold Beach Art Reception
Oct 28&29 De-installation of art work

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Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant Sale-Langlois Lions


Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00am

The Langlois Lions Club will be holding our annual Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant Sale Saturday, May 18 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Club House 48136 Floras Lake Lp. The sale will feature an outstanding variety of house, garden and yard plants from African violets to to succulents to veggie starts. Some highlights: Jennifer Ewing, garden expert on hand to answer your burning garden questions and David Woof’s beautiful garden-related pottery. Bandon Discovery Center’s eye-catching original fused glass plant markers will be also available. Sales of these items will benefit veterans’ workshops at the Sage with a portion being donated to the Langlois Lions.

Business donations of plants or plant related items include: Valley Flora, 101 Plants & Garden Center, Dragonfly Farm and Nursery, B & B Farm Supply, Raincoast Arts, Bandon Floral & Gifts, Currydale Farms, Floras Creek Brewing Co.( gourmet coffee beans), Langlois Market (coupons for World Famous Hot Dogs), and contributions from community members.

There will be plenty of coffee, parking and a chance to network with other green thumbs.

So it is well worth the visit and is of a great benefit for our charitable programs. We are also accepting plant donations Friday afternoon May 17h and the morning of the sale. For further information, call 541 348-2507.

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Langlois Lions Scholarship Spaghetti Feed & Dessert Auction


Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 5:00pm






The Langlois Lions will be hosting our Famous Spaghetti Feed on Saturday, April 6th at the Lions Club on Floras Lake Loop. This benefit event is ear marked for our 2019 Pacific High School $1000 Scholarship and promises to be a lot of fun and all for a good cause.

Dinner starts at 5 pm with dessert auction to follow. The menu includes: spaghetti with gourmet sauce, fancy coleslaw, garlic bread and drinks (coffee, tea and punch). Vegetarian option available. Cost: by donation.

Community members are cordially invited to bring a favorite, maybe even a world famous dessert to be donated to the auction. Even if one can not attend, a dessert will be appreciated. Donations may be dropped off on Friday, March 5th from 9am- 1 pm or Saturday from 8 am on. The community has always been very generous in this effort and certainly, the donations add to the event and help make a qualified PHS senior a very happy student, especially when making future career decisions.

For more information: 541 348-2507


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