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blastedheath:André Masson (French, 1896-1987), Migration X,…


André Masson (French, 1896-1987), Migration X, 1958. Oil on canvas, 112 x 94 cm.

“To Market, To Market” Art’Clectic Local Artisans Victorian Christmas Market

Christmas is perhaps the most widely embraced, lovingly anticipated and celebrated annual event for many families in Oregon. In the grand tradition of holiday merriment, the Art’Clectic Local Artisans Group has created a “Pop-Up” event with 12 local artisans, offering an “Authentically Oregon” mix of fine artisan made items including Fine Art, Hand woven Textiles, Quilts, Furniture, and more. There will be a special table with low cost items where children can shop for presents for Mom & Dad (and stay within a small budget). The group will also offer stylish gift wrapping to personalize presents with simple, beautiful papers and ribbon.

The Art’Clectic Artisans Market will be held during the Victorian Christmas Weekends:

Where:  175 S. Oregon Street (IOOF #10)
When:  December 5-7th, December 12-14th, December 19-21st.
Time:  Fridays from 4-8pm, Saturday & Sundays from 10-6pm.

The Art’Clectic Artisans Group started as a social gathering, meeting once a month at the home of one of the artists.  The ongoing meetings are an opportunity to freely discuss changes in the artist community and art market place, upcoming art events, and personal news about family and friends. Artisans include:

  • Patrick Beste – Watercolorist
  • Roberta Coakley-Vargas– Mixed Media Artist
  • Sheri Croy – Mixed Media Decoupage Artist
  • Susan Frank – Pastel Artist
  • Carol Laenen – Textile Artist
  • Tony Laenen – Watercolor/Acrylic Artist
  • Vivian McAleavey – Photographer
  • Tom Ommen – Photographer
  • Lisa St. Arnold – Local Furniture Artisan
  • Zoe West – Encaustic Artist
  • Char Wirfs – Textile Artist
  • Walt Wirfs – Oil Painter & Graphite Artist

For more information:
Susan Frank
(541) 245-2608
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High Tide

High Tide

Artist Pam Haunschild Featured at Belle Fiore Winery

Pam Haunschild is the Featured Artist at Belle Fiore Winery, 955 D. Indian Memorial Road in Ashland for the month of September.

Pam will be there to introduce her work this Friday, September 5, from 6-9 p.m., and her work will be on display upstairs next to the wine bar for the remainder of the month.  Haunschild’s work is Nature-themed, but abstract in style; the flora and fauna can be identified, and they are surrounded by abstract backgrounds and other elements.  The work Pam has chosen to display includes pieces created in encaustic, limestone clay and acrylic on board with cold wax, or both.

Two of Haunschild’s “Marsh Series” paintings are on display.  These were informed by a visit to a California marsh which had almost no water due to the drought.  Pam hopes to share the beauty of marshlands before they disappear.


To see more of Pam Haunschild’s work and to make a connection with the artist, visit her listing at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource, which has contact information and links to her website and social media sites!

Marsh III, by Pam Haunschild

Marsh III, by Pam Haunschild


A painting that has seen the world.

This has been tucked away, but I finally got my act together to list it on eBay. “Old Station Cat” has quite a story to tell.The subject is a very elderly and scruffy cat that investigated me while taking photos of his home. An old country railway station that is now converted into a home, but with a lot of old station features, like a ticket office and more.I painted him in quite fine detail,

Shapes on White Paper – Yachats by Katy Cauker

The poetry of life can be captured in play;
shapes on white paper,
movement through forms,
 dissolve, reappear,
altered space, 
fractured time.
Shapes on white paper
making more of
the time.

Watercolor on BFK paper
available for purchase through
contact via email
or this Blog

Thank you for visiting, I enjoy hearing your comments,
Katy Cauker

Maybe it’s time to hang it up.

Maybe it’s time to hang it up.

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!

Eel River Day and "Blue Christmas" by the King Tones – paintings by Katy Cauker

Flying in the yellow open air
listening to tunes
A favorite blares from the ambient speakers
The Kingtones
a Japanese, Blues band
singing “Blue Christmas” 
in Japanese with the occasional 
English word here and there
a “silent night” with Japanese
tonation or my favorite
“blue Christmas blue” 
with the high notes on 
‘chris’ and ‘ue’
It’s June after all.

“see ya” d.landry

“see ya” d.landry