Call to artists now open for 2023 Central Coast Connection Phone Book

May 4, 2022 — Pacific Publishing and Florence Regional Arts Alliance (FRAA) are once again excited to invite artists to submit their 2D artwork for the cover of the 2023 edition of the Central Coast Connection Phone Book.

The book covers generate a tremendous amount of feedback each year. Many of the areas best known artists have been featured over the past three decades,” explained Publisher Jon Thompson. “We embrace the importance of local art in our community and are incredibly proud of the iconic covers that have graced the book in the past.”

Artwork must be the original creation of the artist submitting and made within the last three years. Paintings can be in any medium (oil, pastel, watercolor, etc.), but no photography this year.

Artwork should relate to the region (Yachats to Reedsport, east to Deadwood), and may show scenery, buildings, people or other areas of interest.

Artists do not need to be local residents, and entries are limited to three per artist.

The artwork will be featured on the cover of the publication which is mailed to all residents on the central Oregon coast.

Additionally, a $500 cash prize is being offered by Pacific Publishing to the winner, with all rights to publish the artwork for any promotional purposes determined by Pacific Publishing.

To learn further details and instructions about this contest, go to the FRAA website,

The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2022.

Though submissions are done electronically, the winner will need to provide the original artwork, suitably framed, to Pacific Publishing in exchange for the cash prize.

The winning artist will receive a photo and bio in the phone book. Pacific Publishing will determine the winner the week of July 25. Notice of being chosen as the winner will be made via email during that week.

For more information or questions, email [email protected].