Artist Amber Martinez has just informed us of changes in her life and artistic endeavors! First, she’s now married, so she has a new last name ~ Congratulations, Mrs. Heading!! We wish you a long and happy union with your new husband.
With a new life ahead of her, Amber reconsidered where to put her focus, and decided the winner was her fabulous soaps, which she sells at Etsy.com and in Medford at American Mercantile. We’ve changed her listing to reflect the changes, and she can now be found in the Lifestyle Artists directory under Handcrafted Soaps & Lotions. Please visit her listing for a new set of links to her website, Etsy store, Facebook page and more! And last but not least, when visiting Serendipity Soapworks’ new Facebook page, we discovered a great promotion she has going right now – 50% off any bar of soap for fans of her page. So, if you haven’t liked Serendipity Soapworks yet, you might want to get on board now, because this promotion expires in a couple of days!
Amber’s soaps are not only beautiful (please use the links in her listing to visit her webiste &/or Etsy shop to see them! The example to your left is pretty, but you really must see them all!) but good for your skin. Handmade Soaps make you feel good. They are good for you, make your skin silky, and help to heal rather than exacerbate skin conditions. They feel like a special, expensive treat every time you bathe, yet only cost a few bucks. They are the opposite of everything that store-bought mass produced soaps are – cheap, chemical-filled skin-drying and usually made from animal fats cleverly disguised by its chemical name.
“My soaps are all handmade via the cold process method, which takes hours to process, left in the mold 24 to 48 hours, then shelved to cure at least a month before ever being used. It is a time consuming and exact art, but the results are oh so wonderful! I use the highest quality blend of Coconut, Palm, Soybean and Olive oils for my soaps, along with skin-friendly fragrances, colors, herbs and additional skin nourishing oils such as Castor and Sweet Almond in every batch.
My formula provides a rich, creamy lather, gentle cleansing, and leaves skin soft and supple. A generous helping of palm oil keeps the bars hard and long-lasting, while coconut oil also adds to the hardness and produces large, cleansing bubbles. A high percentage of Olive Oil makes this soap extremely nourishing, very gentle and ultra moisturizing. Castor oil is included in the mix to boost bubbles and add moisture.
I don’t use artificial lathering agents or propylene glycol in my soaps. All of my gentle soaps get you clean without stripping your skin’s natural oils and have silky, creamy lather, so your skin won’t feel dry or tight.
Real soap is the perfect escape from the toxic chemicals our largest organ (our skin!) is bombarded with daily. NO mineral oil, NO sodium laurel anything, NO petroleum products, NO detergents, NO Phylates…. handmade with love right in my own studio in beautiful Southern Oregon.”
~ Amber Heading, Serendipity Soapworks
Let’s all give Amber a show of support to help her launch her new life!!
The mission of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center is to promote and provide for the study, development, exhibition, and appreciation of art in the Rogue Valley.
This March, RGAC is offering an Artist Professional Development Series! Each class is just $35 for members and is jam packed full of useful information, ideas, and skills to help you bring your art career to the next level. Whether you want to develop an art marketing strategy, better utilize online resources and social networking, or learn to make digital images of your work stand out for exhibition opportunities- we’ve got you covered!
With four amazing workshops led by outstanding artist and artist advocates Hannah West and Nikolas Allen, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center wants to help YOU develop your art career! To register- please visit our website: www.roguegallery.org
Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!
Register online for adult, teen and children’s classes in the Rogue Gallery & Art Center studio!
Discover the Class or Workshop that’s Right for You
Professional or amateur, young or old – there’s a class for everyone who wants to explore art through our diverse art education programs. Our classes and workshops feature traditional and new art techniques taught by professional artist/educators.
In addition to hosting classes with well-known local artists, we offer workshops with nationally-recognized educators from the Northwest, and beyond.
Our 1100 square foot studio is located in the heart of downtown Medford. We occasionally offer satellite classes at local artists’ studios allowing us to offer more specialized mediums in an intimate setting. We also host “local travel” workshops for some location inspiration.
For more information, please visit our website with online class registration! www.roguegallery.org
Member discounts, scholarships, and financial aid is available- just call (541)772-8118 for more information.
Upcoming classes for adults include:
Beginning Drawing with Brooke Nuckles Gentekos
Watercolor: Water and Sky with Lane Hall
Visual Storytelling through Cartoon and Comics with Ted Helard
Pinhole Photography Weekend Workshop with Mary Wilkins-Kelly
Consumable Art: Painting with Drinkable and Edible Mixed Media
Life Drawing Open Studios every 1st and 3rd Friday
Marketing Your Art for Success with Nikolas Allen
Social Networking to Promote your Art with Hannah West
Working with Images in Photoshop for Artists I and II with Hannah West
There are many more art education opportunities for youth- kids ages 3 up to teens- please visit our website for a complete listing!!
HAVE A CREATIVE DAY! SIGN-UP FOR AN ART CLASS OR WORKSHOP OF YOUR CHOICE TODAY!
Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is accepting proposals from arts educators and instructors for 2012.The deadline for workshop and class proposals for our Winter schedule of Education Offerings is November 15th.
Please contact Education Director Brooke Nuckles Gentekos for a proposal form. Email: rgaceducationroguegalleryorg Phone: (541)772-8118 extension 301 or stop by the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St. in Medford for info! We love our artist educators! Experience teaching a class of your design in our beautiful 1100 square foot art studio located in the heart of Downtown Medford!
We are looking for artist educators to teach exciting and inspiring classes to artists and aspiring artists of a variety of ages.
Painting- acrylic, watercolor, oil, pastel, earth-based paints,
book making/ binding,
artist professional development,
and more- creativity is encouraged!
Classes for teens in:
art 101- drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, murals,
Classes for youth:
Creative, age appropriate visual arts classes for ages 3-5, 6-9, or 10-12. Our classes for youth create a foundation for a lifetime of arts appreciation utilizing quality art materials and preference is given to art classes including fun instruction in visual art techniques, art appreciation and art history. We are accepting proposals for ongoing classes, workshops, and week-long summer camp proposals. We are also looking for artists willing to teach private art lessons!
Your ideas and proposals for classes and workshops are welcome! Please contact RGAC’s Education Director, Brooke Nuckles Gentekos, for a proposal form: rgaceducationroguegalleryorg and help us fulfill our vision to: “Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!”
Editor’s Note: Please remember that Vicki also creates gorgeous glass soap dishes and more functional glass art for your home. Visit her listing in the Lifestyle Artists Directory at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource for a link to her website and see what she has available. You will also find alternate contact information there.