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It’s a Rogue Thing: Bringing Climate Concerns Home (with Art!)

MEDFORD, OR – On February 17, The Southern Oregon Climate Action Network (SOCAN) will host It’s a Rogue Thing: Bringing Climate Concerns Home, an event aiming to connect communities across the valley and creatively address the challenges of our changing climate. It is scheduled from 1:00 to 3:30 pm at the Medford Public Library.

The event will feature representative Peter Buckley and other local leaders along with musical performances and an ambitious community art project. Participants of all ages are invited to decorate tiles inspired by two simple questions: What do you love about living in the Rogue Valley? And, What worries you when you think about climate change? Those individual art pieces will collectively create the scales on a 120-foot mosaic of a salmon – the iconic image of the valley, made of the vision of those from the valley.

 

Rogue Climate Art Event

Rogue Climate Art Event

SOCAN was inspired to host a community event on the 17th in solidarity with the Forward on Climate rally, which will take place on the same day in Washington, DC. Hannah Sohl, a SOCAN organizer, says A Rogue Thing is about empowering our communities to take action locally. “It’s about quality of life,” said Sohl, “We’re all in this together, and we want our elected officials to make climate policy our highest priority.”

Climate change impacts us all, and it is time for us to start protecting our homes, our communities, and our valley,” said event co-organizer Camila Thorndike. “Our goal is to bring people together and kick-start our creativity and innovation.”

Individuals, organizations and schools can participate in advance by decorating cardboard tiles. The giant fish image will require 800 tiles to complete, schools and community members have already committed to decorating 550.

The Rogue Valley is projected to increase average annual temperatures by 1 to 3 degrees F by 2040 and 4 to 8 degrees F by 2080, according to a 2008 report by the Climate Leadership Initiative and the Ashland-based GEOS Institute. Climate scientists predict this increase will severely compromise natural systems in the Valley, including agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

We can’t afford any more false solutions,” said Sohl. “It’s time to invest in a renewable energy economy that will create jobs, and ensure a stable future for our Valley and our families.”  



Can’t make the event but want to contribute a tile? Join us before the event:

  • Friday, Feb. 8: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Ashland Art Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 9: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Rogue Gallery and Art Center
  • Sunday, Feb. 10: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Ashland Art Center




For more information, contact: Hannah Sohl

hannahsohl@gmail.com

541-840-1065

Facebook: Rogue Climate Art

Join the event on Facebook!

Website: http://soclimate.org

The Winds of Change, by Roxanne Evans Stout

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Teen Art Studio at RGAC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IGNITE THE MIND, STIR THE SOUL, OPEN THE HEART- BOLDLY CREATE!

Teen Art Studios- Fall 2012

Ages 13-17   Taught by Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

Two session to choose from or sign- up for both! (Each session will be unique and suitable for teen artists of all skill levels.

 Session 1: Tuesdays, 5-7 pm: Sept.  18, 25, Oct. 2, 9 Please Register Early! Each session: $70 members/$85 non- members 

 Session 2: Tuesdays, 5-7 pm: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13                                                 

Beginners to experienced teen artists will draw, paint, sculpt and experiment with personal expression through art.  Be inspired by contemporary art and artists and be bold as you create original works of art! Register for one or both  sessions- each class will be a unique and fun  experience specially designed for creative teens!

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center provides quality art education to inspire and build life-long interest in the arts. Classes are taught by experienced artist educators in our professional art studio and high-quality art  materials are provided to youth to create  their art.

Discounts and partial scholarships are available! Register online: www.roguegallery.org

Rogue Gallery & Art Center 40 S. Bartlett Street, Medford, OR 97501 (541)772-8118

 

Fall catalog for Rogue Gallery & Art Center offers inspiration, skills and opportunities to BOLDLY CREATE!

 

 

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart- Boldly Create! this fall at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center

 

The new fall catalog of art classes and workshops for adults, children and families is online: www.roguegallery.org

 

 

 

 

Cathy Valentine is back after a sold-out class in June for Encaustic: Finding Your Voice, October 27-29th. This workshop will advance your experimentation with wax, line, layers and levels, to discover and nurture your creative voice. Space is limited! Register early to participate in this fun, three-day Encaustic Workshop: www.roguegallery.org

 

 

 

 

 

Other Adult classes this fall at RGAC:

Realistic Drawing for Beginners taught by Rachel Barrett

Printmaking with Light taught by Walt Padgett

3D Art with Found Objects taught by David Turner

 

Youth and Family Art Classes this fall:

Cartooning 1 with Ted Helard

Afterschool Art Studios: October- Landscapes, November- Portraits and Figures, December- Sculpture

(NEW!) Teen Art Studio

Drop In & Draw (NEW! for youth ages 6-12 in the AM and teens ages 13-17 in the PM) November 12th

 

Also, check out FREE FAMILY SATURDAYS! Oct. 20, Nov. 17, and Dec. 15th from noon – 2PM

RGAC’s studio and galleries are a fun family destination with free and inspirational art projects in the Studio and Art Hunts in the Main Gallery once a month this fall. Families are welcome to create, explore, and enjoy their time together every third Saturday starting in October.

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s mission is to enliven the individual and enrich the community through inspirational visual art experiences.

Scholarships and discounts available- please visit our website for details!

40 South Bartlett Street, Medford, OR 97501                                                                                                                                                                                                  (541)772-8118                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             www.roguegallery.org

 

 

Summer Art Classes for Adults and Summer Art Camps for Youth at Rogue Gallery & Art Center!

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart- Boldly Create!

 

 

 

 

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is offering a variety of inspirational art classes & workshops for adults this summer!

For youth ages 4-7, 7-12 and 13-17, please check out our summer art camps.

Please visit our website: www.roguegallery.org for detailed class descriptions and to register. For more information, please call (541)772-8118, email rgaceducation@roguegallery.org or stop by 40 South Bartlett Street in Medford, OR.

 

Adult Summer Art Opportunities at RGAC:

May 19, 12-3pm: Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement- Barbara Longhurst

June 15-16, 5-8pm & 9am-12pm: Paste Paper Art Bookmaking- Denise Kester

June 23-24, 10am-4pm: Encaustic: Experiment in Layers & Creativity- Cathy Valentine

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 1-5pm: Oil Painting Basics- Roni Marsh

July 6, 1-5pm: Basketry: Japanese Gourd-Style Basket- Donna Sakamoto Crispin

 

 

 

 

July 7, 9am-4pm: Basketry: Reed Market Basket- Donna Sakamoto Crispin

July 28, August 4-5, 1-4, 1-4, 1-5pm: Intro to Sculpture- David Turner

August 10, 17, 24, 6-9pm: Art Interplay & Spatial Synergy: my chair, my space- Marilyn Michele Kunkel

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! In order for us to hold a class or workshop, we must meet the predetermined minimum enrollment requirement one week prior to the first class or workshop meeting. If we do not meet the minimum enrollment, the class or workshop will be cancelled due to low enrollment.

REGISTER ONLINE! www.roguegallery.org

MEMBER DISCOUNTS and PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! Call (541)772-8118 ext. 301 for more information.

 2012 SUMMER ART CAMPS FOR CHILDREN & TEENS

CREATIVE ● INSPIRING ● FUN

Summer Art Camps are designed to nurture creativity and youth ages 4-17 will have fun, explore, and learn foundational art skills. Each camp is taught by an experienced artist educator and students use quality materials to create their art. All this takes place in a real art making environment-our professional art studio.  Rogue Gallery & Art Center Summer Art Camps provide quality art education to inspire and build life-long interest in the arts.

Pre-Register ONLINE at www.roguegallery.org | Camps held at 40 S. Bartlett Street in downtown Medford | 541.772.8118

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! To hold a camp, we must meet the minimum enrollment requirement one week before the first day of camp.

 All Camps | $105 Members | $125 Non-Members

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE For more info call the Rogue Gallery & Art Center or email rgaceducation@roguegallery.org.

NEW! Ages 4-7

RECYCLED ART

Tuesday- Friday ● Aug.  7-10 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Play and create with non-toxic up-cycled and recycled materials to make sculptures, kinetic art, mixed media art, puppets, prints and more. We will focus on turning cast away ephemera such as empty spools of thread, berry baskets, game pieces and more into interesting art objects. A parent/ guardian is welcome to participate and stay or to drop-off campers.

 

Ages 7-12    

WORLD ART

Tuesday- Friday ● June 19-22 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Art makes the world go round! “Travel” around the world from the   Americas and through Mexico, Africa, Asia, and India to create fresco paintings, clay vessels, masks, musical instruments, and more!

 

YOU CAN DRAW!

Tuesday- Friday ● June 26-29 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Instructor- Eva Fawcett

Expand your drawing skills and let your imagination soar by learning classic techniques like shading & perspective, draw real or imaginary   animals, self-portraits, and explore drawing in Manga style.

 

PAPER CREATIONS CAMP

Instructor- Mary Wilkins-Kelly

Tuesday- Friday ● July 5-7 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Experience the wonderful world of paper! Learn to make paper, create marbleized and colorful paste papers, and use your art papers to construct one of a kind sketchbooks, sculptures, and collages.

 

ART THAT POPS!

Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Tuesday- Friday ● July 10-13 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Draw, paint, print, collage, and have fun exploring pop art techniques inspired by popular culture. Learn to draw in three dimensions and discover basic skills that will make your drawings POP!

 

MIX IT UP- EXPRESSIONS

Instructor- Samar Dawisha

Tuesday- Friday ● July 17-20 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

The fun is in the mix of art expression- experiment and get creative with paint, printmaking, collage to discover their own unique style of expression while referencing art history from ancient to modern art.

 

SCULPTURE EXPLORERS

Instructor- Samar Dawisha

Tuesday- Friday ● July 24-27 ● 1pm -4pm

Explore the world of 3-dimensional art from Egypt’s Sphinx to Oldenberg’s Giant Bag of Fries and play with a variety of materials to create and construct wild, wacky, and fantastic art objects.

 

SPLASH! WATERCOLOR

Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Tuesday- Friday ● July 31-Aug 3 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Paint with watercolors and explore landscapes, buildings, abstract designs, imaginary creatures and more while learning basic design principles with references to art history.

 

IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING

Instructor- Tia Gardner

Tuesday- Friday ● August 7-10 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Experience acrylic paint on canvas! Learn to use light and shadow, describe shapes in 3-D, experiment with color mixing, composition, and paint an impressionist landscape with movement and expression.

 

PRINTMAKING MEDLEY

Instructor- Tia Gardner

Tuesday- Friday ● August 14-17 ● 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Printmaking is like a giant stamp- explore and discover ways to create block prints from a variety of materials with bright and colorful inks to create original designs.

 

CARTOON & COMICS

Instructor- Ted Helard

Tuesday-Friday ● August 21-24 ● 9am-12pm

Learn to construct creative and unique comics with the basic concepts of cartooning. Create simple cartoon figures and characters and bring them to life with stories, expression, and creativity!

 

NEW! Ages 13-17

TEEN DRAWING: Draw on the Artist Within

Instructor- Eva Fawcett

Tuesday- Friday ● June 26 -29 ● 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Let the artist in you come out and play by illustrating the human face, explore figure drawing, and practice drawing realistic animals. Learn to see as an artist and apply that vision to paper with graphite, charcoal and color, exploring value, tone and line.

 

TEEN PRINTMAKING (Two-Day): Monotypes on the Square

Instructor- Nancy Jo Mullen

Thursday & Friday ● July 5-6 ● 9:00am-4:00pm

Create “out of the box” monotypes (unique prints) using square plexi-glass as a plate and learn to pull prints using a professional etching press and fine inks in the studio of the instructor. Explore ways to create one-of-a-kind prints from black & white to full color. Bring a lunch, a small sketchbook and a swimsuit and towel as campers are welcome to take a swim after camp each day.

 

 

 

 

 

TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY: Developing an Artistic Eye

Instructor- Mary Wilkins-Kelly

Tuesday- Friday ● July 10 -13 ● 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Develop an eye for taking great 35mm photos, express individual style, and explore lighting, composition, portraiture, and still-life with fun hands-on activities and walking field trips then develop your film in the darkroom and print black and white photographs.

REGISTER ONLINE! www.roguegallery.org

Summer Art Camps for ages 4-7, 7-12, 13-17! – Rogue Gallery & Art Center

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart – Boldly Create!  

Please visit the Rogue Gallery & Art Center website for complete listing of summer art camps and to register: www.roguegallery.org.

 2012 SUMMER ART CAMPS FOR CHILDREN & TEENS

CREATIVE ● INSPIRING ● FUN!

Summer Art Camps are designed to nurture creativity and youth ages 4-17 will have fun, explore, and learn foundational art skills. Each camp is taught by an experienced artist educator and students use quality materials to create their art. All this takes place in a real art making environment-our professional art studio.  Rogue Gallery & Art Center Summer Art Camps provide quality art education to inspire and build life-long interest in the arts.

Weekly, themes include:

New! Ages 4-7: RECYCLED ART

Ages 7-12: WORLD ART, PAPER CREATIONS, YOU CAN DRAW!, MIX IT UP- ART EXPRESSIONS, SPLASH! WATERCOLOR, ART THAT POPS!,  SCULPTURE EXPLORERS, IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING, PRINTMAKING MEDLEY, CARTOON & COMICS

New! Ages 13-17: Draw on the Artist Within: TEEN DRAWING, Monotypes on the Square: TEEN PRINTMAKING, Developing an Artistic Eye: TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Pre-Register ONLINE (link to registration page) | Camps held at 40 S. Bartlett Street in downtown Medford | 541.772.8118

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! To hold a camp, we must meet the minimum enrollment requirement one week before the first day of camp.

 All Camps | $105 Members | $125 Non-Members

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE For more info call the Rogue Gallery & Art Center (541)772-8118 or email rgaceducation@roguegallery.org.

Volunteers needed! To volunteer with the RGAC during summer art camps or throughout the year, please go online: www.roguegallery.org and complete our volunteer form. High school students, college students, and adults welcome to apply!

Mystery Build 2012 Contest Home

Editor’s Note: We’re posting this interesting call to artists by request. It does require a purchase, and we want to state that we will NOT receive any compensation if you decide to enter and make the required purchase. It’s an intriguing project designed by two artists to stimulate creativity, and the purchase provides art materials for you to work with to create your entry. We hope there will be some of you who decide to go for it, and look forward to hearing about your experience.

Watch the Mystery Build interview on WRAL:

Mystery Build is an art challenge developed by two artists to
inspire creativity.

Here’s how it works:

Purchase a Mystery Build Materials Kit.
Create a work of art using ONLY the materials in the Kit, around the contest’s Theme : Your Favorite Movie.
Upload photos or videos of your creation to mysterybuild.com
Over $10,000 in cash prizes. Winners are selected by a panel of judges and online public voting.
The specific materials in the Kit will be unknown to you at the time of purchase, but you can expect to find some common sculpting materials like wood, metal, clay, and fiber. The Kits are 10″ wide and 3.5″ deep and contain around 2.5 lbs. of materials.
Enter individually or as a team.
Enter as many times as you want, using multiple Mystery Build Kits. The contents of multiple Kits may not be combined into a single Entry. You may use one Kit per Entry and create one Entry per Kit.
For sale December 2011 through August 2012. Submissions are due by September 16, 2012.
The Kits are available in Silver and Gold Editions. The materials in the two Editions are the same. The Gold Kits include a voucher for a Mystery Build T-Shirt and a Mystery Build Tips and Tricks DVD. The T-Shirt and DVD may not be used as materials in your Entry.

To get a contestant’s perspective, watch this short documentary of the 2011 Mystery Build People’s Choice Winners:

Mystery Build
2210 Millbrook Road
Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27604
info@mysterybuild.com
Mystery Build 2012 Contest Home.

Register online for RGAC art classes & workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.roguegallery.org

Upcoming adult classes and workshops at RGAC:

Thursdays 1/26 – 2/23 5-6:30 pmBeginning DrawingBrooke Nuckles Gentekos$72 members$85 non-members
Fri. & Sat. 3/23 & 241 – 5 pmIntermediate/Advanced WatercolorLane Hall$72 members$85 non-members
Saturdays 4/7 – 2810-11:30amVisual Storytelling Through Cartoon & ComicsTed Helard$51 members$60 non-members
Fri. – Sun. 4/27 – 29Pinhole Photography Weekend WorkshopMary Wilkins-Kelly$80 members$95 non-members
Saturday 4/281 – 3 pmConsumable ArtAnna Elkins$51 members$60 non-members
Artist Professional Development Series
Saturday March 311 am – 2:30 pmMarketing Your Art For SuccessNikolas Allen$35 members$45 non-members
Saturday March 1012- 2 pmSocial Networking to Promote Your ArtHannah West$35 members$45 non-members
Saturday March 1710:30 am – 12 pmWorking with Images for Artists PHOTOSHOP  (Beginner)Hannah West$35 members$45 non-members
Saturday 3/171 – 3 pmWorking with Images for Artists PHOTOSHOP (Intermediate/Advanced)Hannah West$35 members$45 non-members

For detailed class descriptions and instructor bios, please visit the website: www.roguegallery.org

Also- LIFE DRAWING OPEN STUDIOS every first and third Friday: 1/20, 2/3 & 17, 3/2 & 16, 4/6 & 20: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St. Medford, OR 97501 (541)772-8118

Scholarships/ financial aid available! Call Brooke: (541)772-8118 ext. 301 for information or to apply. Have a creative day!

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create! this Winter at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center.

 

 

Artist Professional Development Series at RGAC this March!

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!

TRIO: Andrade, Buelteman and Hill

AN EXHIBITION AT

Reception: Tuesday, January 6, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibit Dates: January 6 – February 10 , 2012

(Medford, OR) – December 20, 2011 – The Rogue Gallery & Art Center will host Trio, an exhibition of work Virginia Andrade, Robert Buelteman, and the artistic team of Wendy and April Hill.

This group exhibition features abstract watercolor paintings by Virginia Andrade of Grants Pass, OR; the vibrantly-hued chromogenic photographs by Robert Buelteman of Montara, CA; and the found object/mixed media installation by April & Wendy Hill from Medford and Sunriver, OR, respectively. These are artist share an interest in using unusual processes and/or materials in the creation of their work.

Virginia Andrade creates abstract compositions that explore color, texture, and line. Through the use of flowing and gestural marks, Andrade’s paintings suggest motion and dynamic action. She utilizes Yupo paper which has a non-absorbent, ultra-smooth surface that allows the watercolor pigment to sit on the surface of the paper, making colors more vibrant and brilliant than on standard papers.

Andrade writes in her artist’s statement, “I did not decide to become an artist, it was breathed into me by my third grade teacher. She told me, “Oh Virginia, you are an artist”, and so I was. I cannot recall a time in my life I was not engaged in a creative activity.”

Robert Buelteman was an established nature photographer who began experimenting with botanical subject matter and a new camera-less photographic technique. His technique utilizes the photogram, in which objects are placed on photographic paper and exposed to light. Rather than merely arranging flowers on light-sensitive film and exposing them to sun, Buelteman explores a far more technically demanding process. The floral subject is initially exposed using high frequency, high voltage electricity.

Then, in a process the artist compares to Japanese ink brush painting and improvisational jazz, Buelteman uses a variety of light sources to hand-paint the subject. In addition to xenon-strobe and tungsten lights, he makes extensive use of fiber optics, allowing him to control the delivery of light much as a painter controls a brush. The resulting image is not created by reflected light; the image records energy and light as filtered directly through the plant structure. The images of plants vary in shape and color, from earthly and simplistic to dazzling and complex forms of nature, symbolizing life and growth.

 

April and Wendy Hill, mother and daughter, teamed up to collaborate on the installation, String Things at the Multiplex. The hanging installation is constructed of nearly 1000 mini-paintings that are framed in photographic slide mounts. April created the tiny paintings that Wendy then “framed” with slide mounts that she embellished. The paintings are strung on long strands of yarn and electrical wire that are interconnected with glass beads, papier-mâché balls, painted wheels, and other small trinkets.

All these components are suspended from five transparent discs from the ceiling, creating a dimensional curtain that the viewer can circumnavigate. From a distance, the individual parts cannot be identified. Up close, however, the details spring into focus. The result is an installation that can be viewed and appreciated from all angles and distances: from the bottom up; from the top down; from all sides; from up close; or from far away.
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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established regional artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages. RGAC is located in Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.