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Friday Wine And Words with Christin Lore Weber

Jacksonville author Christin Lore Weber will discuss “Secrets Uncovered Through Generations” as she reads selections from three of her novels: ALTAR MUSIC, GYPSY BONES, and THE BLUE SHAWL.

Friday Wine And Words

July 24, 2015. 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Patio of the Weisinger Winery
3150 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520
…to understand the language of the world~

a wondrous song and a symphony,

hymn and cry, yearning and satisfaction,

crazed pain and glory~

The language of creation talking with God.”

                                        from FINDING STONE, by Christin Lore Weber

Intuitive Painting Classes with Eve Margo Withrow

Solar Wind, by Eve Margo Withrow, intuitive painting classes instructor

Solar Wind, by Eve Margo Withrow

Intuitive Painting Classes with Eve Margo Withrow

Are you ready to explore the edges of your creativity; Play with and follow he threads of visual expression; laugh with the joy available when you trust your intuition to guide you?


Experience and experiment with a variety of non-threatening painting processes. Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted.


Classes are held on the First Sunday of each Month in Eve’s studio from 1-4 pm. June class is Sunday, June 7th. Classes are small and comfortable. All materials included in the price of $45. Contact me at 541-772-6888 for more information and registration.

Rogue Gallery Announcements

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Bennett Art Sale

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June 30 – July 3, 2015, 10am – 5pm

This is an opportunity for new and seasoned collectors to buy original Eugene Bennett works at reasonable prices. Items for sale include drawings, paintings, prints and more.

Rogue Gallery Calls-to-Artists

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center invites artists to submit a portfolio of work for the 2016 Community Gallery and Berryman Gallery Exhibition Series. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS JUNE 30, 2015.

Please see full submission guidelines on our website: Email Kate, our Gallery Coordinator, with any questions at [email protected].

Upcoming in the Rogue Studio


New class with new instructor!

Figurative Drawing with instructor David Masters
Thursdays, June 4-July 23, 6-8pm

The human figure is one of the most enduring themes in the visual arts. Understanding and capturing anatomy improves all your artistic skills. This class will encourage you to explore many ideas and techniques when drawing from a live model.

Not many spaces left – sign up quickly! Register Now!

David Masters received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Kent State University where he received his MFA. He taught elementary art and continues to create his own art work.




Artist’s Workshop presents the second annual plein air paint-out competition and show at the Southern Oregon Grape Fair Saturday, May 30th, 2015. Talent, Oregon 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Over $200 in Awards. More information at their website: or call 541-324-7624.

Children’s Heritage Fair at Hanley Farm TODAY!!

Southern Oregon Historical Society Children's Heritage Fair flyer: The Children's Heritage Fair at Hanley Farm Happens TODAY, May 30, 2015! Come to Hanley Farm at 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point from 11am to 4pm to enjoy hands-on homesteading crafts, interactive demonstrations, heritage breed animals and garden tours, old fashioned kitchen skills, butter churning, candle making, wagon rides, story telling, clothes washing, explore the vegetable garden, from wheat to bread, pottery wheel demonstrations, oregon trail presentation, pinchclay pots, sheep, goats and llamas, milking station

Ashland Gallery Association June Exhibits

SHELL COLLECTION, oil, by Michael Gibson

Come out and celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, June 5th, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

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Oregon Coast Film Festival Call for Submissions

Oregon Coast Film Festival 2015: New documentary challenge

Bandon, OR– Everybody’s got a story to tell. Share yours at the 2015 Oregon Coast Film Festival in Bandon, Oregon. Video storytellers are invited to submit their documentary shorts through September 1.

Film festival founder Dave Wilhite offers a new challenge in 2015: He wants to see “the greatest cranberry story ever told” brought to life on screen. Submissions in the new Cranberry Challenge will be eligible for festival screening and prizes.

A new archive of stock video is available on the festival website, featuring cranberry industry footage and contextual sequences of the Oregon Coast. Documentarians can develop their own Oregon Coast cranberry stories, using the festival’s stock video clips with additional video and photographs of their choosing.

Other categories for documentary shorts are, Historical and Cultural; Tourism, Outdoor and Recreational; and Student Videos. Independent and feature length submissions are also welcome.

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Art du Jour June Events

Venice, watercolor by Anne Brooke

Third Friday in June at Art du Jour Gallery Highlights a Book Signing by Richard McKinley and the Paintings of Artists Phyllis Gustafson and Anne Brooke

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford, will host a Third Friday reception June 19, 5-8 p.m. for artists Phyllis Gustafson and Anne Brooke. Also, artist/ writer Richard McKinley will be on hand to sign his latest and highly sought after book The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley , a must have for all artists, art lovers, and oil or pastel enthusiasts.

Venice, watercolor painting by Anne Brooke

Watercolorist Anne Brooke is well known in the Rogue Valley for her drawing skill and vibrant use of color in the landscapes, still lifes and figures that she enjoys painting. She has created numerous commissions, which often include her calligraphy.

Using a limited palette and with a secure drawing, Brooke creates an underpainting

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Adorn: Contemporary Wearable Art Entry Deadline July 15

CALL FOR ART Adorn: Contemporary Wearable Art Selected by: Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Exhibition Dates: September 11 – October 22, 2015 Entry Deadline: July 15, 2015 Notifications: Week of August 10-14, 2015

YEVGENIYA KAGANOVICH “PEARL NECKLACE IV,” 2005. FRESH WATER PEARLS, LATEX SHEET, LARGEST STRAND: 7 ¾” X 38 ¾” X ¼ “ “Do jewelers belong to the world of art or craft?” asked New York Times writer Victoria Gomelsky in an article on contemporary wearables she penned for the newspaper in 2014. When posed to him, Glenn Adamson, director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, suggested that the question itself may no longer be relevant. “The 21st century being what it is,” Adamson said, “categories are points of reference, but not very useful as containers of people.” Today’s cutting-edge jewelry designers

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Painting Flowers From Life at Rogue Gallery

This summer! Join me for a weekend workshop focused on painting flowers from life. Each student will have their own fresh floral bouquet to paint.  We’ll focus on the capturing the character of the plant, value, color, composition.  Each morning I will demonstrate a stage of the process.  After a relaxing lunch, students will work on […]

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My newest creation is a precursor to five paintings I’ll…

My newest creation is a precursor to five paintings I’ll be showing at Sea Affaire in July. Artist Solace Wonder has chosen a fine group of artists to accompany his second round at The Phirana Shop in Seattle and I’ve taken the opportunity to dive into shells, nutibranches and sea slugs which are beautifully strange and captivating creatures.

This piece is available for purchase at If you’d like a sneak peak of the paintings I’ll be creating for the show, email me at [email protected] and I’ll add you to my collector’s preview.

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