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Watercolor Study: Upper Duck Pond

Watercolor Sketch:  Upper Duck Pond

Watercolor & Ink Study
Moleskin Journal.
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Drawing Talent Series

I’ve been itching to do watercolor studies of local places.  Why haven’t I?  Priorities!

But, yesterday an opportunity presented itself and I jumped on it!  My husband and I visited his favorite park – anywhere!  Lithia Park in Ashland, OR.  It was a lovely morning and I was happy to take the opportunity to sit down and study the local environment.

I did a study of what is called “the upper duck pond”.  Yes, there is a lower duck pond.  The upped duck pond is bigger and has turtles in addition to the ducks.  As I was working, people walk by, sit on the bench or not and wander off.

I find this type of watercolor painting thoroughly engaging.  I like to equate it to running on ice.  My focus is intense as I try to capture an impression before the light changes.  It’s all about making the paint dance.

Recently I have come across some interesting articles and websites about landscape paintings.

Landscape Atelier had a recent article:  “Why ‘Paint What You See’ is Not Good Advice”.  The big message to me was that you have to learn to see before you can paint what you see.  It sounds odd, but the more a persons draws and paints, the better one sees.  I figure I’m in the learning to see a landscape mode.

The Artist Daily had a quick slide on pocket sketching.

Urban Sketchers and the Seattle Sketchers provide plenty of inspiration.  I like the loose, simple work of the watercolor study.

If you’d like to see more of my “Drawing Talent” watercolor sketches, check on the blog posts by category on my side bar.

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Studio Snapshot – Organizing Beads In Paper Boxes

This past week I was looking for some beads for a project I was working on and realized that my bead “collection” was totally out of control. I had well over 100 little plastic baggies full of beads. Looking through all those baggies just wasn’t efficient.

My new bead organization in progress. I'm making little paper boxes and sorting my beads by color.

My new bead organization in progress. I’m making little paper boxes and sorting my beads by color.

Then I remembered how organized my friend Michelle’s beads were. So, off to Michaels for some clear plastic boxes that were designed to hold scrapbook paper. I bought a number of these boxes and made little paper boxes to hold all my beads. With little boxes, I can easily rearrange the beads if necessary.

Close up showing how I sorted my beads by color.

Close up showing how I sorted my beads by color.

It took me a couple of days to make the paper boxes and a couple more to sort through all my beads. I know I have some more red beads and some more paper beads, but I haven’t found them yet. When I find them, I’ll rearrange the boxes once more so I have like colors together.

Paper beads, green beads, earth tone beads and an empty box waiting to be filled.

Paper beads, green beads, earth tone beads and an empty box yet to be filled.

Once I got my beads sorted into my paper boxes, I realized that I really needed lids for the boxes so the beads wouldn’t spill into neighboring boxes while I was moving the plastic box they were in. I also realized that I wanted clear plastic lids so I could easily see the beads without having to open all the boxes.

I made clear plastic lids for my paper boxes so I can see exactly what beads are inside and protect them from spilling while I'm carrying the container.

I made clear plastic lids for my paper boxes so I can see exactly what beads are inside and protect them from spilling while I’m carrying the container.

My answer was to take used clear plastic container lids and cut out a 2″ by 3.5″ rectangle. I scored and folded .75″ on both of the long sides of the plastic so I ended up with a 2″ square with .75″ flaps on 2 sides. I then slipped the flaps into the sides of the box and I had my clear plastic lid. (See photo above. Both bead boxes on the left have clear plastic lids on them.)

Now I'm able to see all my beads at a glance. It was well worth the effort!

Now I’m able to see all my beads at a glance. It was well worth the effort!

Enjoy, Candy

Calls to Artists – July 31 – Jan 2016 Deadlines

Room Magazine invites submissions of writing and art about the experience of being racialized, dealing with racial discrimination, grappling with representation, defining one’s identity or identities, lost and reclaimed histories, as well as stories about loss, love, heartbreak, and triumph. Small submission fee for writing. No fee for art. Paid upon publication. Details: http://www.roommagazine.com/magazine/391-women-colour
July 31, 2015 – A CALL TO ARTISTS FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, ALL ABSTRACTS
Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field, for their 2nd Annual International competition. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of August 2015. Winners will be announced on August 17, 2015. Visit CAGO to learn more. Entry Fee. Details: 305-509-1788 OR http://tinyurl.com/nkhzk8k OR [email protected]
July 31, 2015 – SOUTHWEST ART’S ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE COMPETITION
Get your artwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2000! Enter your best work in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence! The 13 winning artists will be published in the December 2015 issue of Southwest Art and on our website. PLUS one lucky winner will be chosen for that issue’s cover art. Entry fee. Details: http://bit.ly/ArtisticExcellence15 OR [email protected]
July 31, 2015 – CALL TO ARTISTS AND CURATORS FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
The Brentwood Arts Exchange (Maryland) is seeking proposals from artists and curators to present exhibitions beginning summer 2016. Solo and group exhibitions, all media and forms welcome. This call is open to all artists and curators who are 18 years of age or older. There are no restrictions on media or residency. No fee. Details: http://files.ctctcdn.com/461c09fd001/ca6af4d5-3256-4a7f-a35e-0d924b0cf1b1.pdf
August 1, 2015 – CALL FOR NORTHWEST ARTISTS FOR 2015 BETTY BOWEN AWARD
Administered by The Seattle Art Museum, The Betty Bowen award honors a Northwest artist (WA, OR, ID) for their original, exceptional, and compelling work. The winner is awarded an unrestricted cash prize of $15,000, and a selection of his or her works is shown at the Seattle Art Museum. Two additional cash awards are often granted. Small Entry Fee. Details: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/about-sam/art-submissions#bet
August 2, 2015 – TREES PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION 1650 GALLERY
Trees. They inspire through beauty, whether the flowers of an orchard, a mountain-side of birch, or a single old oak or spindly sapling. Trees provide community and companionship; we live and love in their shadow. This month at 1650, let’s turn over a new leaf and give props to the magical world of TREES. Approximately fifty works will be chosen for the exhibition at 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles. Details: http://1650gallery.com/trees2015_call.php OR [email protected]
August 10, 2015 – STARBRICK CLAY NATIONAL CUP SHOW
This is a juried, national, contemporary ceramic cup show. David Hiltner, founder and Executive Director of Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana, will be the juror. Cash Prizes. The show runs from September 25 through October 25, 2015. Entry fee. Details: 740-753-1011 OR http://www.starbrick.com/starbrick-clay-national-cup-show-2015-prospectus.html OR [email protected]
August 10, 2015 – CALL TO CITY OF BERKELEY ARTISTS: CIVIC CENTER ART EXHIBITION 2015/2016
Entry Deadline: Monday, August 10, 2015 at 8 pm | Exhibition Dates: September 2015 – May 2016 | Open to artists living/and or working in the City of Berkeley. The works of approximately 30 artists will be selected by a jury for exhibition at MLK Civic Center Building on 2180 Milvia Street. All selected artists will receive a $150 honorarium. Up to 5 images may be submitted. Details: 510-644-6893 OR http://tinyurl.com/ojucxhr OR [email protected]
August 14, 2015 – FINDING OUR PLACE; THE GEOGRAPHY OF ART
Exhibit dates: October 16, 2015 – January 3, 2016 This exhibit considers how our connection to place in an increasingly virtual world, informs and influences artistic perspectives and subjects All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards. Details: 410-326-4640 OR [email protected]
August 15, 2015 – OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER
An international juried exhibition sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter, of work by mid-career and emerging WOMEN, and women-identified, artists age 35 and over, being JURIED by DIANE BURKO and EILEEN NEFF and held at CRANE ARTS in Philadelphia, PA in NOVEMBER 2015. The contextual space of this show is the stubbornness and persistence of artistic vocation. Entry fee. Details: http://phila-wca.blogspot.com
August 20, 2015 – TASTE AWARDS FOOD AND FASHION PHOTO AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES
Amateur and Professional photographers are invited to submit their work to this year’s TASTE AWARDS, which now include a new visual arts category for Food, Fashion, and Travel Photography. The theme of this year’s photography awards is ”Delicious” (highly agreeable to the senses). Top Photographers receive a TASTE AWARD Medallion to honor their achievement, plus prizes & exhibits. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.ImagesofTaste.com
August 21, 2015 – CALL FOR ENTRY: 2016 NICHE AWARDS
NICHE magazine is accepting applications for the 2016 NICHE Awards, a prestigious juried competition recognizing excellence in fine craft design. Professional and student artists may apply online. Contest categories include ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, jewelry and more! Application and entry fee information, rules and guidelines are now available on the contest website. Details: 800-432-7238 OR http://budurl.com/cez5 OR [email protected]
August 24, 2015 – CALL TO ARTISTS : LACDA 2015 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION
Call to artists for all styles of artwork and photography utilizing digital processes. Winner receives 10 prints up to 44?60 inches on museum quality paper shown in a solo exhibit in main gallery Sep 10-Aug 3, 2015. Ten second place winners also exhibited. Deadline August 24. Entry fee. Details: http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html OR [email protected]
August 28, 2015 – BODY AND MIND
The Gallery at Sulfur Studios is now accepting entries for an upcoming group exhibition Body and Mind in September 2015. Artists are asked to submit work that deals with the intersection of physical and mental experiences. Work that deals with the human form in a metaphorical manner is especially sought out. All media will be accepted. Shipping and Insurance is responsibility of the artist. Details: http://sulfurstudios.org/call-for-entries-2 OR [email protected]
August 29, 2015 – CALL FOR ARTISTS: REALLY AFFORDABLE ART SHOW
Announcing our first national juried really Affordable Art Show, with prestigious juror Carolyn Ramo. This is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone. Thousands of NY art lovers and collectors will see your work up close and personal. It is time to expand your collector base in NYC, to make it easy for new collectors, all work submitted must be for sale at $499 or less. Artists get 75% of the selling price. $2050 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1000 Best of Show. Exhibit runs October 3 – 25, 2015. Entry fee. Details: http://bwac.org/2015/06/really-affordable-art-show OR Prospectus OR [email protected]
August 31, 2015 – A SHOW OF HEADS
An international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery October 22 – November 21, 2015. The exhibition is based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. Artists may submit portraiture, partial, composite or multiple interpretations of the head. From the group exhibition, three artists will be selected to appear in the annual, “Best of Limner” Magazine and catalog. Deadline August 31. On-line entry form at http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/head.htm Questions via email : [email protected], or mail to : SlowArt Productions, 123 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Details: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/head.htm OR [email protected]
August 31, 2015 – INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY IN GERMANY
ANNEX:art invites artists to participate in its annual Spatsommer Artist Residency Program. This year’s residency program is being offered in cooperation with Kunsthof Tangendorf located in beautiful Prignitz County midway between Berlin and Hamburg, Germany. The residency program is open to creative individuals working in any genre, including visual art, music and literature. Entry fee. Details: http://www.annexart.com OR [email protected]
August 31, 2015 – CALL FOR ARTISTS & ART TEACHERS! ONLINE & ON SITE OPPORTUNITIES!

798 ICAF is China’s biggest children’s art festival, based in Beijing. In 2015, 798 ICAf is in several cities across China and we’re launching our online arts platform. 798 ICAF featured artists are paid to lead workshops via live video streaming or pre-recorded video content. You can be based anywhere in the world! You could also be invited to China (all expenses paid) to lead workshops on-site. Details: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XOTIzMTk3NjQw.html OR [email protected]

September 4, 2015 – CALL FOR ENTRIES | MATERIALS: HARD & SOFT COMPETITION
The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. NEW! Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materials-hard-and-soft Inquiries may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or by email. Details: 940-382-2787 OR http://www.dentonarts.com/materials-hard-and-soft OR [email protected]
September 5, 2015 – DAVE BOWN PROJECTS : PHOTO COMPETITION : $5,000 CASH PRIZES
Selection Process: We are limiting the number of submissions. Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received. Details: 917-365-5265 OR http://davebownprojects.com/submissions_photo_2015.html OR [email protected]
September 6, 2015 – ORGANIC DESIGNS: JURIED EXHIBITION
For a juried exhibition in the Carnegie Arts Center’s Lobby Galleries, artists from throughout northern and central California may submit work that reflects an inspiration from any organic, natural or botanical sources, or by the spirit of nature that influenced the Art Nouveau movement. All media will be considered. Entry Fee. $1700 total prizes. Details: 209-632-5761 OR http://www.carnegieartsturlock.org/#!call-for-entries/cdn5 OR [email protected]
September 10, 2015 – LOGO DESIGN FOR HALF MOON BAY ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Deadline September 10, 2015. Graphic Artists, Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival Logo Design Competition, over $2,000 cash, prizes. Capture the essence of this festival and the coastal community. Winning logo artwork will be used for the Official Festival Poster, T-Shirts, Glassware, & web based marketing materials. See past winners, entry fee, details and Entry Form at web address. Details: 650-726-9533 OR http://hmbartpumpkin.com OR [email protected]
September 10, 2015 – PERCEPTIONS JURIED SHOW & EXHIBITION
Show the world your perception of life. Whether you are a professional artist or an amateur, your view does matter. Show the abstract or the concrete, people or places, fantasy or reality. The whole world is curious about your perception. Show us through your art! Entry fee per piece Details: 973-670-6165 OR http://www.springstreetartcenter.org
September 15, 2015 – GRANTS FOR ARTISTS
The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund invites grant applications from visual artists who are aged 40 years and over and who live within 150 miles of Washington, DC. Artists working in performance, video, and film are not eligible for Bader Fund grants. To download an application form, visit the Bader Fund’s website. In 2014, the Bader Fund awarded eight grants totaling $120,000. Details: 202-288-4608 OR http://tinyurl.com/oaejhvb OR [email protected]
September 18, 2015 – CALL FOR ARTISTS: FIVE BY FIVE 2015 EXHIBITION
SUBMIT your 5X5? artwork. It’s Small Art for a BIG Cause. 2D, 3D, all mediums are eligible. Participating visual and performing artists are donating their work and will be exhibited at the Tampa Museum of Art on Oct. 16, 2015. Visual art is being sold for flat fee. Proceeds from donated artwork fund individual artist grants and workshops from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. No entry fee. Details: 813-276-8250 OR http://FiveByFiveTampaBay.com OR [email protected]
September 27, 2015 – RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY IN MEXICO
The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. National and International visual artists, photographers, dancers, writers, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are encouraged to apply for one-month residencies. Two-person collaborative teams are also encouraged to apply. Application fee. Details: http://www.deborahkruger.com/1/art-residency.html
October 2, 2015 – SIXTY SQUARE INCHES: 18TH NORTH AMERICAN SMALL PRINT EXHIBIT

18th North American Small Prints Exhibition from January 11 – February 20. Open to artists in the US, Canada, Mexico. Entries must be original fine art prints in any media completed in the last 3 years (2013-2015). No image size larger than 60 square inches (height x width). Juror: Kim Vito, Wright State University. Entry fee: $25 for 3 images of original fine art prints. Entry fee. Details: 765-494-3061 OR https://purdueuniversitygalleries.submittable.com/submit

October 15, 2015 – TEACHERS AGAINST PREJUDICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART CONTEST
Open to students in grades 1-4 in any country. Submit artwork on the theme of “Games Around the World” in jpeg format by e-mail or on disk. First and second prizes ($100-$150) awarded in two categories. No entry fee. Details: http://www.teachersagainstprejudice.org/index2.php?p=art_contest_2015
October 20, 2015 – PHOTOBOOK 2015, 6TH ANNUAL SHOW

20 self-published photobooks will be selected for exhibition & sale at Davis Orton Gallery & ONLINE CATALOG/GALLERY. 4 books will be selected as Best in Show. Two photographs by each Best of Show will be exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery.The following month, all photobooks will be exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Jurors: Paula Tognarelli and Karen Davis. Entry Fee. Details: 581-697-0266 OR http://davisortongallery.com/calls-for-work/photobook-2015 OR [email protected]

October 23, 2015 – CALL FOR THE POWER OF SMALL THEMED ART
October 31, 2015 – 2015 PROIFY INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
The Proify International Photography Awards is an annual competition dedicated to emerging photographers all over the world. With over $5,000 cash, prizes and awards this non-professional devoted contest provides a unique opportunity to earn credibility, funding and global exposure. Entrants may submit their best images to a variety of 8 different categories – Landscape, street, portrait, after dark, wedding, panoramic, retro, HDR. There are no limits to submissions. Anybody who earns less than 20,000 USD per year as a photographer is welcome to enter the contest. Minors may also enter, with permission from a parent or guardian. Details: http://www.proify.com/
October 31, 2015 – THE BLACK RIVER CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
Twice each year Black Lawrence Press will run this competition for an unpublished chapbook of poems or short fiction between 16-36 pages in length. The contest is open to new, emerging, and established writers. The winner will receive book publication, a $500 cash award, and ten copies of the book. Recent winners include Shane McCrae, Simone Muench, Blake Kimzey, Caleb Curtiss, and Sam Sax. Entry fee. Details: http://www.blacklawrence.com/submissions-and-contests/the-black-river-chapbook-competition
November 10, 2015 – JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Jaipur International film festival promotes new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries. Multiple genres and formats accepted. Submission fee. Details: http://www.jiffindia.org/entryform.html
December 1, 2015 – SLAM LOCAL ARTIST MARKET (DAVIS SQ. SOMERVILLE)
Spaces are available to exhibit your work in upcoming SLAM markets throughout 2015 (10 scheduled markets) – All media is considered. Now in its 6th year, SLAM offers local artists a place to show & sell their work, as well as an opportunity for local residents to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. Entry fee. Details: 617-816-3056 OR http://burren.com/SLAM.html OR [email protected]
December 31, 2015 – RESIDENCY RETREAT IN ARTIST TOWN IN THE OZARKS
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has eight suites in two houses. Each suite has a bedroom, private bath and writing room. Residencies are available year-round to writers of all kinds, artists and composers. We are the only Colony in the world that has a suite for culinary writers, with a kitchen equipped by Kitchen Aid. Sit down to a gourmet dinner five nights a week, relax and write! Entry fee. Details: 479-253-7444 OR [email protected]
January 1, 2016 – AFTERIMAGE MAGAZINE SEEKS ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS
Afterimage seeks submissions, particularly for exhibition and book reviews. In its fourth decade of publication, Afterimage is a journal at the cutting edge of contemporary media arts (including independent photography, film/video, and digital art), communication and media studies, and alternative publishing that also publishes some of the most significant historical studies in these fields. No entry fee. Details: http://vsw.org/afterimage
January 4, 2016 – CALL TO ARTISTS : CASH AWARDS : JURIED EXHIBIT
Embracing Our Differences is accepting submissions for its 13th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion to be displayed spring 2016 in Sarasota, FL USA. 42 artists will be selected. National and international submissions accepted. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel. $3,000 (US) in awards. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries. Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org OR [email protected]

LightGarden Glass Art New Classes & Events

1086 Washburn                            July 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
We will be closed
August 4 – 8th!
 
I’m finally getting a vacation!
 

 
Here’s Diane’s rendition of Crater Lake!
 
 
 
Isn’t it gorgeous?
Barbara and Diane have been coming in most Wednesday mornings  working on their frit painting skills during workshop time.  They are getting really good!  Many of the panels they are making are going to Flowers of Hope.  Thank you, Ladies!

 
I have some new bowl molds in
 and they are so cool !
 
  
 
There has always been a challenge with deeper bowl molds falling straight and forming a flat bottom.
These are the new bottomless molds by Laurie Spray at Bonny Doon Glass Tools in Santa Cruz.
They allow the glass to fall and hit the shelf.
So far I’ve made several different size bowls and they’ve all come out perfectly!
Schedule a workshop to come in and make a bowl!
We have 8″, 11″ and 12″.

 

 

 Time is running short
to make
a
Flowers of Hope
panel for
2015!
 
Everyone always waits until the last minute and then we don’t have time to fire them all.
 
 
This year is our 10th year
help us make it the best year ever!
 
Any Wednesday or Saturday
we have a workshop scheduled
you can come in and make a
Flowers of Hope
or
Try Fusing!  panel
call or email to save your space
 
 
 Flowers of Hope Fusing Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

$10 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.
OR
TRY FUSING!  Workshop
The same class only you get to keep it!  Try fusing and see if you like it!  Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!    $15
August 15                     10-12    Only 3 spots left
*For 5 or more people we can schedule a private party!

 
Summer is a great time to
learn mosaics!
 
 
This two week class teaches you everything you need to know about mosaics by making your own 10″ birdbath or birdfeeder.  We cover adhesives, ways to lay out your tiles, grouts, colorants and sealants.  Mosaics is easy, relaxing and makes use of all that glass scrap you have saved up!
August 22 & 29
10-1pm
$75
Tentatively full

 
Fun and Easy Projects
in
Fused Glass!
 
 
These table lamps are such a decorative feature in any room.  A $35 value ceramic lamp base that you get to paint yourself, is included in the price of the class.  Patterns available or make your own.
You will need to buy a small amount of glass
and frit.
September 12
1-4pm
$55

 
Painting with Frit
 
 
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and confetti to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.  We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.

All frit, confetti, stringers, glass and lunch from Peruvian Point is included.
Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.

September 26
10-3pm with an hour lunch break
$125
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have

 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.

click here to check out our classes

 

 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

Call to Artists: 3rd Annual “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’ McCloud, CA

Campbell Global has funded our scholarship program, supporting participation of up to 10 students under the age of 18. Each student will receive some instruction and supplies. More info available on the McCloud Arts Society Facebook page, or contact Dorothea Schoenstein 964-2065. Pre-Registration is $20 thru August 10, and same day registration $30. A $10 box lunch is available from White Mountain Café, order at morning registration. Canvases and paper for competition must have a registration mark on back.

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Call to Artists: 10th Annual 2016 Au Naturel Exhibition at Clatsop Community College

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Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, announces the 2016 International Juried Exhibition, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, invites entries. The 2016 Au Naturel exhibit will open on Thursday, January 21, 2016 and continues through March 10, 2016.

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Upcoming Art Events further North…

Peninsula Clay Artists 7th Annual Show/Sale August 7th to 15th

10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily Ocean Park, WA

Click here for more info about the Peninsula Clay Artists Show

Chinook Arts Festival September 5th to 7th – Labor Day weekend

This arts festival features a fine display of blown glass, photography, jewelry, oil & watercolors, pottery & much more!

For more information, please email Leslie Walters at: [email protected]

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Last Chance to see Patrick Beste at the GoodBean!

Ships In The Mist, by Patrick Beste, Watercolor and Ink on rag paper, 16X20 Original abstract painting by Patrick Beste

We will be rotating the art exhibit at our Jacksonville shop on Friday, so be sure to come in and see Pat Beste’s colorful abstract paintings this week! A member of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Pat’s paintings on canvas and paper have been very well received at the gallery and at shows throughout southern Oregon, and we invite your comments and inquiries on this collection of works framed under glass.

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Call to Artists: Return of Orphan Works Extended Comment Period

Call to Artists: The Library of Congress has extended the comment period for new legislation they are proposing, which includes the return of “orphan works.” Read this post for complete information on this issue, a video by a fellow licensed artist regarding orphan works, and instructions on how to submit your comments. And please send them your comments!

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Autumn – Study by Susan Frank

Fall Landscape that I passed on my way to walk the dog.  

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