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gathering grace

 

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A few weeks ago I and some friends 

speant some hot summer days

in my garden 

gathering grace.

 

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 lorri scott pages 

I brought out all my art supplies, 

and Lorri brought out her 

hand dyed fabrics from Kauai 

and we created.

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roxanne evans stout pages

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Lorri's lovely sister Jan joined us, 

and then Susan

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susan woodridge word tickets 

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 And we made books, 

samplings for our 2015 

retreat in Kauai.

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lorri scott pages 

During this retreat we will gather all your senses, 

you colors, your textures, your words

your grace…

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And put it all together

in your own hand made books, 

all the while immersing yourself in 

island magic.

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 susan wooldridge pages

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roxanne evans stout pages 

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jan brown pages

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Contact Lorri for more information

or to register early

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Art du Jour Gallery July Events

The work of Carol Sharp, an artist since childhood, will be featured through the month of July at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main, Medford, across from Vogel Park.  Over the years she has pursued many different art forms including painting, collage, ceramics, scrimshaw and calligraphy.

For the past ten years, Sharp has been designing jewelry.  Her unique specialty is knitted and crocheted wire jewelry into which she weaves a mélange of ingredients such as freshwater pearls, Mother-of-pearl, shells, seed pods, pressed glass, and gemstones.  These are on display at the gallery.

As the featured artist during July, Sharp will be showing her collages with subjects ranging from themes of romance and nature to more contemporary work moving toward the abstract.  She will also show collages representing events such as Mardi  Gras and Chinese New Year.  Sharp uses several techniques including painting, pen and ink, stamping and decoupage.   Every piece has many layers and each time you view them, you see new depths to the work.

In the Salon, Automobile Art from the eye of Photo Artist, Rita Ashley will be on exhibit through July.  Ashley portrays automobiles as works of art through the use of unique angles, reflections and portrayals that suggest the mood the cars inspire as well as their images.  From classics and sports cars to hot rods and vintage beauties, view Ashley’s interpretations of your favorite ride.

As an added attraction, we are proud to have potter Joe Martin now showing his pieces of raku pottery.  Come in to see the unique handled pots and other beautifully decorated items.

Meet the artists on Third Friday, July 18, at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford, across from Vogel Park.  Hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and refreshments will be served.  For more information call (541) 770—3190 or go to www.artdujourgallery.com.    Everyone is welcome.

 

SOAR Welcomes Pam Haunschild!

Quail, by Pam Haunschild

Quail, by Pam Haunschild

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome Pam Haunschild, who specializes in abstract nature art, to the Visual Artist and Art Education directories! We have thoroughly enjoyed looking at her charming paintings, collages and monotype prints, inspired by natural subjects and sometimes incorporating them. If you don’t know Pam and her work already, we are happy to introduce you to her and hope you will visit her website so you can enjoy becoming a bit more familiar with her wonderful artistic style.

“After a career as a social science Professor, I moved to a wooded property near Ashland and now have time to pursue my lifelong interest in art.  I am inspired by the natural beauty of our region and include flora and/or fauna in all my paintings.  My work is abstract, but the natural elements, e.g., flowers, birds, fish, can be identified.  I try to convey emotion and an appreciation of nature through bright colors and strong design elements.  Much of my work is mixed-media, and I often use fibers, wood, and other natural materials.

“A self-professed ‘workshop junkie,’ I am also taking college art courses and teaching workshops at Ashland Art Center and for OLLI at SOU.  You can see my work at the Ashland Art Center‘s Main Gallery.”

Pam has a number of gallery exhibits and events planned for the remainder of 2014 where you can also see her work in person:

July                      Rogue Valley Manor          Medford
September          Belle Fiore Winery            Ashland
September          Ashland Open Studios Tour
October               ArtOberfest                        Cave Junction
November          Bloomsbury Books            Ashland

Please help us give Pam a warm welcome to the Southern Oregon Artists Resource–see her new listing for a complete set of web links and contact information, visit her Facebook page and show her some love with a “like”! Even better, register for one of her workshops or purchase a piece of her fabulous art!

“Lost and Found” Art Exhibit at the GoodBean

Goodbean Coffee Company of Jacksonville is pleased to present an exhibit of 2D collage and assemblage art created with found objects for the month of July. Our exhibit curator Hannah West brings together works by respected local artists Anna Hinkle, Wendy Gell, Roxanne Evans Stout and Brooke Nuckles Gentekos; resident artist Wynn Pedersen returns with collage works of her own, in keeping with this month’s theme.

"Untitled" Collage with handmade papers, found objects, graphite and ink by Anna Hinkle

“Untitled” Collage with handmade papers, found objects, graphite and ink by Anna Hinkle

Please join us for a special reception!

Meet our illustrious artists and view their works while enjoying wine tasting from NewNapaWine.com, Jacksonville’s newest wine club, as well as award-winning GoodBean coffee and hors d’oeuvres on Friday, July 11 from 5–7:30pm.

This collection of art displays a wide range of style, technique, and medium that highlights each artist’s individual approach to mixed media work which isn’t limited to the surface of their canvases. Here’s more about our July artists:

Anna Hinkle

The original inspiration for this show, Anna is a self-taught Rogue Valley artist who loves to play with color and texture using her favorite “toys”: fibers, textiles, paper, polymer clay and found objects. Using color, texture and form to create a visually stimulating image, she strives to develop art that evokes feeling and a sense of connection to the piece. She refrains from titling her canvases to encourage the observer’s own interpretation of her work. Learn more about Anna and her art at www.annahinkleartistry.com.

"Circle Dance" encaustic, 6 x 6 mixed media on cradle board by Roxanne Stout

“Circle Dance” encaustic, 6 x 6 mixed media on cradle board by Roxanne Stout

Roxanne Evans Stout

of Keno, Oregon began painting as a child and studied biological illustration in college. Her work has been shown nationally. Her art explores our connection with nature, how one moment can be forever remembered in our memory, and how putting together remembered moments can call forth a complete memory. She loves layering, textures, and deep, muted colors. Roxanne’s art relies heavily upon found objects, textiles, botanicals and encaustic—a painting medium based on natural beeswax—and the results evoke a dreamy, contemplative state of mind in the viewer.

Roxanne is passionate about teaching and creating art, especially collage, book arts and encaustic painting; she teaches workshops here, throughout the United States and in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her art has been featured in a variety of publications, and she is currently working on a book to be published by North Light Books in 2015. Find links to Roxanne’s beautiful River Garden Studio blog, social networks and online shops in her listing at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource in the Visual Artists directory: www.soartists.com.

 

“Byzantine Prophet” Assemblage by Wendy Gell

“Byzantine Prophet” Assemblage by Wendy Gell

Wendy Gell

of Talent, Oregon lives a quiet life far removed from the spotlight where her art has taken her in the past. A taxi driver in the 70s, the seed of her style was planted when she invented her now famous “Wristie” as a birthday gift for a friend. Her bold “Arm Candy” jewelry, encrusted with crystals, beads, found objects and more, has been collected by such celebrities as Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Princess Diana, published in Vogue, Glamour, Bazaar, Harpers and more, and earned her an extended feature on the Oprah Winfrey show. Now she applies her innovative technique to entire canvases she calls “Gelastic Art.” Gelastic means “capable of producing laughter; risible; healing by laughter.” (a gelasin is the dimple on the cheek produced by smiling.) Creating “jewelry” for walls with painted canvases heavily embellished with sparkling abandon until they are completely encrusted, Gell often makes interesting statements written in crystal cabochons in the process. A recent visit to Wendy’s home and studio was an adventure we will not soon forget! Together we chose four previously created works which have recently been updated. Learn more about Wendy and her art at www.wendygell.com

 

 

 

“Found Object Collage, Detail” by Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

“Found Object Collage, Detail” by Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

moved from Vermont to the Jacksonville/Applegate area in the summer of 2011 and has established an enviable Rogue Valley reputation as an artist, art educator and advocate in the relatively short time since she and her husband settled in near the Applegate River. Her experience in teaching art, coordinating collaborating art organizations, fundraising and grant writing backed up by a BFA in Sculpture immediately landed her the position of Education Director at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, where she proceeded to quadruple the gallery’s annual sales while overseeing an education program offering over 50 visual art classes, camps and learning opportunities annually for all ages and skill levels.

In 2013 Brooke became the driving force behind the formation of the nascent Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and completed studies in sacred beekeeping. Patrons of the GoodBean were the first to enjoy her Honey in the Heart exhibition of collage/mixed media art on the subject of bees in March 2013.

After the birth of her first child last December, Brooke decided to leave the gallery to build a grant writing and consultation business and concentrate on her own art. She is creating new works for our Lost and Found show and we are beside ourselves with excitement to see what she will bring!

Collage with Jasper stone, Chinese coin, tree barks and handmade papers by Wynn Pedersen

Collage with Jasper stone, Chinese coin, tree barks and handmade papers by Wynn Pedersen

Wynn Pedersen

began our tradition of exhibiting art over 20 years ago. A woman who has traveled the world and sampled many ethnic cultures, including 10 years in Dubai, her work has undergone many evolutions in her long and respected career as an artist, culminating with elegant collaged works incorporating textiles, specialty papers and objects collected from her travels.  GoodBean owner Mary Kell and curator Hannah West chose 3 pieces from Wynn’s studio for this exhibit.

Our Lost and Found exhibit shows that fine art can extend beyond traditional mediums and above the canvas’s surface by incorporating found and collected materials to evoke a memorable emotional response and create an unforgettable impression. We’re certain you will get “lost” in our exhibition of art made with “found” objects!

The GoodBean Coffee Company is located at 165 South Oregon Street in Jacksonville, Oregon. GoodBean employees do not handle art transactions but we are happy to assist artists with selling their work. If you are interested in purchasing a piece of art from any of the artists in this show, please contact curator Hannah West at 541.899.2012 or soaratsoartistsdotcom for more information and she will be happy to help you.

flying by

The time has flown by and I have finally had a chance to catch my breath and reflect on the last month.

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I finished three new workshops, one at Sage Place in Bandon By The Sea, Oregon, and two at Whidbey Island at the Pacific NorthWest Art School in Coupeville, Washington.  

You can see photos of these wonderful workshops

here and here)!

I am filled with gratitude for the opportunities to work with  these incredible women who nuture themselves by taking art workshops and let be their guide in the process.

I also finished my first term teaching Mixed Media Art Journaling at the college, and was invited back to teach in the fall.  My students were so incredible!  

You can see new photos of their journal pages and projects on this Flickr Site.

Due to unforseen circumstances my next workshop down in Southern California has been cancelled. This might be for the best afterall because I now have a chance to dedicate myself to my book and my pursuits here at home.

Collaging, painting, writing, photographing and kayaking on the river.    


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The little book shown above is called

Nature's Gatherings.  

It is a book made up of my stencil designs, (even the bug!), and has been a project that I have loved,  

You can read about my designs

and purchase them at the 

StencilGirl Website here.

 

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I have three new workshops later in the summer and the fall.

The first is called Decorated Pages and will be held at Fort Collins, Colorado in August, at a lovely coffee shop owned by my sweet friend,Sarah Fishburn and her husband.  You can read all about it here!

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The next is in Petaluma at Art Is YOU (!!!) This will be my second year there and I am super excited. You can read about this workshop here.

 And the third will be in San Antonio, Texas where I am co-teaching a workshop with Leslie Marsh in the beautiful home of Laura Roberts,(also known as Hasty Pearl). 

You will be hearing more about these workshops

so stay tuned!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I treasure every comment that you make and will be stopping by your blogs soon.

 

BIG Surprise

I have a BIG surprise

I am a Guest Designer

over at StencilGirl Talk

today!!!

I can't wait to show you

what I've been working on!!!

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A tip for art journal pages. Printing shortage. Using washii tape.

My printer tends to print a little ‘short’ of a full page at times – so I have a blank gap. For art journal pages this is a bit annoying, but I was very pleased with the results of using a strip of black dotted washii tape along the bottom. It fitted in perfectly, and for this printed page, it just added the right amount of subtle interest.
If you collect old papers, you could cut a tape-like

the sun’s birthday

 

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 I…am alive again today,

and this is the sun's birthday,

this is the birthday of life and love and wings…

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I discovered an old,

much loved book high in a closet, 

and the title was so perfect for this post

and how I am feeling.  

Inside were beautiful photographs

and quotes by e.e. cummings 

and I joined him in quietly celebrating

the sun's birthday

and the unfolding of a dream.

 

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 This last week amongst spring's renewal

and flower blossoms

I found out that

North Light Books

has accepted my proposal for a book

that I and my editor Tonia Jenny

have worked so hard on

for several months.

 

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 …. no heart can leap,

no soul can breathe

but by the sizeless truth

of a dream…

e. e. cummings

  

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We live our life,

finding wonder where we can,

 

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High in the mountains

where fish fly…

we dream our dreams

and sometimes they come true.

 

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During these times

we need to pause and take it all in,

during this very special time.

And I did, at the home of this person,

high in the Santa Cruz mountains.

  

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Here garden and art are together intwined.

  

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And what could be better 

than a day 

creating with friends?

  

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Then to top it off, I had a wonderful workshop at

A Work of Heart 

in San Jose.  

Please see more photographs

of beautiful works of art here.

Driving home with Lorri's sweet sister Jan,

I stitched leaves and made bundles,

of hand-dyed fabrics and botanical prints.

 

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And when I got home I started getting ready

for my workshops

at Sage Place in Bandon, Oregon.

And Pacific NorthWest Art School, on Whidbey Island

here and here.

 

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At home my own garden

reaches upward

to celebrate the sun's birthday as well. 


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White blossoms from the pear and cherry trees

fly like paper snowflakes. 

  

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 Bird baths are filled.

And even the dandelions 

are set free…

as each tiny seed follows it's own

dreams,

just like us…

 

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Please read this interview by lovely Rebecca Brooks 

about more of my dreams and what art means to me

as we plan for my workshop,

A Book of Wanderings

in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico… 

 

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 Won't you join us?

~ Please know that I love your comments so much

and think I have made it easier for you

to share your thoughts here!

 

ACEO – playing with vintage pages and images, dressed up with original art.

Such fun to do. Did this today, an ACEO (2.5×3.5″) art original collage + original painting roses.Old handwriting from 1874, Harper’s Bazar illustration (fashion) from 1898 – hand tinted in watercolor. And decorative roses hand-painted in gouache. Rounded corners – card backed. “A True Rose” Listed on eBay.© Jillian Crider

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291119473583

At Winter’s End

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At winter's end

light plays on my worktable.

 

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 Treasures are rediscovered

and new projects are revealed.

 

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During this inbetween time

The magestic seems

even more magestic,

 

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As glass windows reflect

the rebirth of life.

 

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Art is a red wall,

a bench,

an orange blanket.

 

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Art hangs from the ceilings.

 

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And is right there,

under your feet.

 

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 Sweet memories are made,

new andventures are had,

 

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Walking and exploring

the streets of Portland

with my daughter.
 

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Color and black and white

are equally beautiful. 

 

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My Art Journaling class began this week 

at Oregon Institution of Technology

where I am an Adjunct Professor. 

I am just loving this college and my students!

 

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Ideas flow from my worktable

to share at the workshop that

 

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I taught at the Woodburn Art Center

just south of Portland last week. 

You can see the wonderful photographs 

of this

Mixed Media Art Journaling workshop

here

And read about it on this blog!

 

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At home art works were prepared to hang.

 

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at the Illahee Gallery

Invitational Book Arts Show

for the month of April.

The opening is Friday, April 4th 

and I would love to see you there!

 

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I have two workshops coming up, 

The first,

The Art That Binds Us Together is 

on Saturday, April 12.

And the second is Sunday,April 27

at A Work Of Heart

in San Jose, California.

There are just a few spots left at both workshops! 

I also will get to spend time

 creating and planning

with this amazing artist.

  

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A winter's end

I am ready for spring…

 

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For new challenges,

new dreams to come true

and to always see the world

with fresh eyes.

 

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