1637 S.E. Alder Lane Drive
Shamana Arts, owned by Sandy and Scott Blackman, represents their two disctinct and eclectic artistic interests.
For over three decades as an Oregon Coastal photographer, Scott has emphasized the importance of respecting our environment. His creativeness is expressed by producing images which serve to remind us of the beauty and importance of our natural surroundings. His work has been featured in Oregon Coast Magazine, the Audubon Society Calendar, Travel Northwest, SEA Port Magazine, McGraw-Hill Text books, and many others publications starting in the mid 1970’s.His work has been used for websites, magazine covers, special events, print media for advertising and businesses. He was recently commissioned to do eighteen images for Newport’s new Dialysis Center for the Good Samaritan Hospital.
In 2005 Scott began working exclusively with digital photography and his art is sold in galleries. He became the featured artist in 2007 at the Oregon Coast Aquarium for 18 months. This highly regarded exhibit then moved on to the U of O Law School, where it was on display for eight months until February 2010.
Scott is known for his versatility in capturing scenes from the Pacific Northwest and the deserts of Utah which are sold as web images, prints, cards, and ceramic tiles. Scott’s images can be found online at his and Sandy’s website: ShamanaArts.com, or locally at the Edge Gallery in South Beach or the Skybound Art Gallery, Toledo, OR.
Sandy Blackman has been a mixed media artist for over 20 years. She has combined her eclectic interests in fibers, paper, polymer clay, gourds, agates and beads to produce various combinations of art.
Sandy is currently focusing on her Wearable Art Line of felted purses. She has taken her interest of wool knitting, along with recycling of woolen sweaters, Native American blankets and old wool clothing to make each bag one-of-a-kind. Combined with her love of polymer clay, Sandy embellishes her bags with polymer clay beads, buttons or toggles. Her love of bright colors and unusual combination adds a whimsical touch to each bag. Her playfulness shines through with each bag having its own special name. Her bags can be found at the Skybound Art Gallery in Toledo, OR and at selected art fairs around Oregon.
As a retired teacher, Sandy has incorporated her love of art and teaching by instructing mini-lessons to interested persons in polymer clay.