Scott Blackman was born and raised along the central Oregon coast. Through his passion for the still image, Scott brought us the serenity of a Pacific Northwest old-growth forest, the joy of wave riding, chronicles of the funky artistic coastal community of old Nye Beach, delighted us with decades of The Country Fair: Oregon’s alternative celebration and much more. Scott appreciated and captured beauty in other forms as well – music, graphic art, digital art, public slide shows, writing and the “art of making stone tools” out of rocks known as flintknapping. He was very proud of his involvement in the pioneering days of surfing on the Oregon Coast where he co-founded the ‘Agate Beach Surf Club’ in the mid-Sixties. While photographing winter storms he discovered a reef north of Depoe Bay in the late 60s and local surfers honored him by naming it Scott’s Reef. Since then, surfing has grown to become a significant part of the culture and economy of the Oregon Coast, so ‘Surfer Scott’ it is!
In 2005 Scott and his artist wife Sandy Blackman started Shamana Arts. Scott selected the name and the couple worked collaboratively on a variety of art projects including co-authoring three historical books, donating images to the Lincoln County Historical Society, Newport’s Pacific Communities Hospital and the North Lincoln Hospital, the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Newport Library. Scott passed in July, 2018. This website is dedicated to bringing Scott’s art to the world. Sandy is currently writing their next book on the history of Oregon Surfing from the 1960’s to the present, as told by the cold water surfers of Oregon. All proceeds from this website will go towards publishing what will be the Blackman’s third book on the history of Oregon’s surfing.
Their art, books, and slide shows are offered exclusively here. The Blackman’s were known for their slideshows which were often accompanied by local musicians over the decades. In that same spirit of sharing … all slide shows are available for viewing for free at this site. Hard copies of the slide shows may be purchased and then downloaded to buyer’s personal storage. More slide shows will be added over the next several months.