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New Year and a New Look for LightGarden Glass Art!

LightGarden’s new home page makes it easier
to find what you are looking for!
 There is a new video for those who are still having problems programming your kiln! 
Use this video and the printable firing guides to start programming your own schedules. 
Look under “Resources/Video” for our first video.
More coming soon!
 Let us know what you think
about the new website layout.

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon UPDATE

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon 
January 12, 2015, 2:30-4 PM, Rogue Gallery & Art Center Studio
Community Meeting Notes
Over 18 community members attended including artists, arts advocates, and representatives from art organizations including Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Art Presence, Edgy Art Events, Southern Oregon Guild, Grants Pass Commission for Public Art, Medford Arts Commission, Art Works, and more. Participants from throughout Southern Oregon  represented both Jackson and Josephine County as we came together to forge and strengthen the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon. 
We shared the history of the Arts Alliance:
In Spring 2013, leaders from various arts organizations gathered with a vision to strengthen partnership and improve communication for the benefit of the larger arts community. Since then, we regularly held panel discussions, public, and steering committee meetings to gather input as to what the Arts Alliance should be and came up with mission and vision statements.  Meeting locations varied throughout Southern Oregon in Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, and Kerby in order to be accessible, inclusive, and to encourage participation by the regional arts community. 
MISSION: Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon is an organization of artists, arts organizations, arts advocates, and the public, dedicated to building a strong, creative and sustainable Southern Oregon arts community.
With ongoing input from our arts community, we decided to create an active and robust Arts Alliance to help our arts community thrive. Our vision for the Arts Alliance is to accomplish this mission through:
  • Developing a strong, supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having art as a common interest.
  • Strengthening the economies of Southern Oregon communities by increasing the demand for art and increasing arts advocacy.
  • Supporting activities that raise awareness of the importance of the arts and create opportunities for all to participate in and experience the arts.
2015 is the pilot year for the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon!
Presently, the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon is planning to launch: we are building a website, creating a map and calendar, designing and creating marketing materials, continuing to streamline communication, build membership, and we received a grant for this launch (thank you, OCF!). 
Together, we will be:
Inclusive, Positive, Communicative, Creative, Informative, Collaborative, a Resource
During the meeting we brainstormed slogans, or a tag line, for the arts marketing campaign. There were many great ideas but we narrowed down the many choices to these top hits (with number of votes):
Its SO Art (7)
A Brush With Art (6) 
SO heart Art (6)
See Art Be Art SO Art (3)
Keep Calm It’s Art (3)
Art For All (3)
One for All and All for Art (3)
The steering committee will meet next month to coordinate details for the arts marketing campaign including a logo design, regional coordination, fundraising, and to continue outreach to our blossoming arts community. We look forward to the Arts Alliance Launch in Spring 2015!
Thank you for participating and please encourage more artists and arts advocates to get involved in Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon. For now, our facebook page is a great resource for alls to artists, art events and opening receptions, inspiration and more:
Next Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon community meeting- Tues., April 14th from 2:30-3:30PM, Shield Room, The Bear Hotel, Grants Pass- SAVE THE DATE!
Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon
PO Box 24, Jacksonville, OR 97530
(Donations welcome as we prepare to launch!)

New! Life Drawing Studio at Art Presence Art Center

Starting in February, Art Presence Art Center will have life drawing opportunities.  We have hired an experienced  model who will pose on Mondays from 1 to 3 pm.  The cost for the 2 hour studio is $10.  There will be no instruction unless requested.  Bring your own supplies and join Catie Faryl and Anne Brooke in this new venture!

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Auditory Spiral, 12”x12”, oil and ink on…

Auditory Spiral, 12”x12”, oil and ink on wood.

Cochlea and Vigna flowers in the golden spiral. For purchase inquiries email [email protected]

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I was experimenting with slow shutter speeds as my camera followed this skateboarder at our local skate park in Talent, OR.

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DIY Folded Paper Heart Garland

After making a whole bunch of heart ornaments for the front window of the Ashland Art Center (see my last post, Paper Valentine Heart Ornaments), I decided to make some folded heart garlands. I started with three colors of paper, … Continue reading

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“Torsten On Bass” Watermedia Painting Series

Challenge Welcome to Day Four of the 3-paintings-per-day-for-five-day (3-4-5) FB challenge!  Today I’m featuring my “Torsten on Bass” series, and for a blog bonus, I’m adding a fourth piece.  (Thank you Myrna Wacknov for inviting me to participate in the challenge).     Inspiration The paintings in the series “Torsten on Bass” were inspired by […]

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Phyllis Gustafson

A Rogue Valley native, I learned to enjoy and study nature from an early age. Being outside, playing, working and interacting with nature have always been my way of life. I have a keen appreciation of light and how it plays on all of life from shinning through the cells of a leaf to the shimmering reveal of the earth’s… Read more →

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Music is Math, 12”x12”, oil and ink on wood

Music is Math, 12”x12”, oil and ink on wood

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