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The Many Faces of Pookie, Zeus and Zena are Finished – Inspired Pet Portraits & Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

The completed paintings of Pookie, Zeus and Zena are soon to be headed down to California! They are part of the “Limitless Love” project, which is now a 501(C)(3) – for a traveling museum show featuring artwork of Pookie, Zeus and Zena. Admission fees to the show will be donated to an animal charity. These sweet dogs are being memorialized in a wide variety of art forms and styles by over 100 artists in the US and Europe – paintings, drawings, Legos, animation, etc. My commission was to capture Pookie, Zeus, and Zena’s expressions, in a collection of whimsical 10 x 10 inch portraits. Some of the photos I was working with were quite blurry, and the coloring in each dog changed quite a bit as the dogs aged. That made this a much bigger challenge than I anticipated,  as I needed to get the same level of detail across all of the paintings and the colors/age of the dogs looking consistent across the paintings for each dog – something to keep in mind for future projects!

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Dana Feagin’s Open Studio – Saturday and Sunday, October 11 & 12th, 11AM – 5PM

Visit me in my home studio during the first annual Ashland Gallery Association Open Studio Tour this weekend! This free event on October 11th and 12th from 11am to 5pm, offers a glimpse into the private creative spaces of 28 artists in Ashland, Talent and Phoenix, OR, working in different media.  Maps for the tour are available at all Ashland galleries. For more information about the event, visit www.ashlandost.com.

Visitors are eligible to enter a drawing to win either two (2) tickets to the 2015 A Taste of Ashland art, food & wine event or $100 towards the purchase of local art at participating galleries. 

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Print Sale from Eugenia Talbott for Holiday Earlybird Shoppers!

Portrait of Willy, watercolor painting by Eugenia Talbott, Talbott Studios, Talent, Oregon

Portrait of Willy, watercolor painting by Eugenia Talbott,
Talbott Studios, Talent, Oregon

I hope your summer has been a good one and that you are settling into the fall season. This summer has been a busy one for me as I recovered from neck surgery and finally returned to my studio after a long absence.

Should you need early bird Christmas or holiday gifts, I’m offering a 25% discount, plus handling and shipping, on all my prints – paper or canvas.
If you decide you would like to order a print, be sure to let me know by September 20th so I have time to take care of your order. My Baby Sis is getting married and I must be there to help her on her big day, plus celebrate with my son Talbott and his wife the birth of twin granddaughters!
Please go to my website to see my new selections. http://www.talbottstudios.com/  For your convenience I take Visa, Master Card, American Express, personal checks, and always welcome cash.
You can find my contact information on the website or in my listing at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource
Best wishes to everyone, Genie

Sanctuary One Summer Soiree – July 19th at the Ashland Springs Hotel – Inspired Pet Portraits & Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

Sanctuary One’s Summer Soiree and Benefit is July 19th at the Ashland Springs Hotel! This event replaces the Annual Bachelor Auction, which was very popular, but not completely in line with the mission of the Sanctuary. As with that event, I am also on the planning committee for the Summer Soiree.

We kick off the evening with cocktail hour & appetizers, along with shopping for farm-related items like dog cookies & bird houses made at the Sanctuary, and farm stays, tours & birthday parties complete with cupcakes from Kat von Cupcake, who donates all of her proceeds to the Sanctuary  – Yay Kat! (She makes excellent vegan cookies and cakes as well!).  My painting of Sanctuary One Rooster “Captain Morgan” (below) is for sale as well, with all of the money benefiting the Sanctuary. Larks is catering the gourmet vegetarian or vegan dinner served with wine, and dessert. There is a brief presentation about the Sanctuary, a raffle drawing for a stay at Villa de Poema, in Sayulita, Mexico (tickets for the raffle are just $10) and dancing to East Main Band until 10:30PM. Tickets to the event are $75, but our ticketing deadline is Friday, June 11th at 11AM.

If you are a big supporter of Sanctuary One, or if you just want to know more about what they do, come celebrate with us on July 19th! Click here for more information – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sanctuary-one-summer-soiree-benefit-tickets-10286560379

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Dragonfly Designs West

“Save Our Oceans” Series of Paintings on Silk Depict Endangered Marine Species

Judy Elliott, the talented Grants Pass silk artist behind Dragonfly Designs West, responded to Art Presence Art Center‘s call for member art in May 2014’s “The Sea, the Ocean” theme with a new series of gorgeous handpainted silk wall art depicting endangered marine life. We’ve watched her work undergo several evolutions over that past few years, and this could be the most detailed and artistic work we’ve seen from her yet!

Elliott, a native of Hawaii, is a natural to step forward as a voice for the world’s oceans. Growing up with many of the species of marine life she has showcased in her paintings, she has witnessed the ocean’s decline in her lifetime. This series of paintings reflects her deep concerns about the pollution contributing to loss of habitat and other life threatening issues arising primarily from the vast amount of plastic refuse found all the way into the ocean’s deepest canyons.

Judy is also showing more new silk paintings from her studio, including traditionally rendered Japanese cranes, koi pond scenes and moths…and as always, dragonflies. Stop in to view these beautiful pieces and more outstanding works by Art Presence member artists in person any Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 11am – 5pm through the month of May. There will be a reception for the artists on May 9 from 5-7pm.

 

World’s Ocean Floor Is Now a Vast Garbage Dump: Study (Found at EarthWeek.com)

Examples of trash flound littering the ocean floor.

Examples of debris found littering the ocean floor.

Litter from modern civilization has become so pervasive that scientists conducting the first comprehensive study of its undersea distribution couldn’t find any place they looked, including in some of the deepest oceans, where it didn’t exist. Using video from underwater drones and samples dredged off the seabed, researchers from 16 European organizations say they found rubbish everywhere from the Mediterranean to the mid-Atlantic ridge, about 1,250 miles from land.

They found that plastic was the most common type of litter found, with items associated with fishing coming in second. But an extensive distribution of glass, metal, wood, paper and cardboard was also observed.

Writing in the journal PLoS ONE, the researchers said the most dense accumulations of litter were found in deep underwater canyons.

“Submarine canyons form the main connection between shallow coastal waters and the deep sea,” said mapping team leader Veerle Huvenne.

“Canyons that are located close to major coastal towns and cities … can funnel litter straight to water depths of 4,500 meters (14,800 feet) or more,” he added.

He added that the accumulation of marine litter is now a worldwide problem.

Photo: Hermione Project – Plymouth University

Here is Judy’s 2014 gallery exhibit and art festival schedule – catch her at one of these fine southern Oregon venues and take home one of her exquisite silk paintings! You can purchase in advance at her Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonflyDesignWest or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DragonflyDesignsWest

Hi everyone! I’ve been very busy getting the word out about my new displays at various galleries in southern Oregon. Come to see my recent works!

May 2-June 1 Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville: Seashore and ocean themed paintings on silk, with an emphasis on preservation of endangered marine life.

May 1 – 31 Gallery One in Grants Pass: display of paintings on silk of egrets, cranes, blue heron and dragonflies, luna moths and butterflies. I will be the featured artist for June 2014, when I will be displaying my hand-painted silk jackets!

June 1 – August 31 Southern Oregon Guild in Kerby: “Wild Blue Yonder” with an emphasis on the ocean.

April 11 – July 11 Thomas Lee Gallery in Ashland: Display of hand-painted silk scarves and wall hangings.

August 2014 Artist Alley in Brookings: I will be the featured artist for August!

Upcoming Art Festivals:

South Park, Brookings: Saturday August 2 from 10am – 5pm and Sunday August 3 from 10 am – 4pm

Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts, Jacksonville: Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31 from 10am – 5pm (both days)

ARToberfest, Kerby: Third weekend in October, details and times TBA

GoodBean Coffee, Jacksonville: Solo show of silk wall hangings during the month of October and an “Angel” silk wall hanging in a group show during the month of December.

BIRDS, BEASTS AND BEAUTY – THE GENESIS TO REVELATION ALLIANCE WITH ANIMALS

Fine Art traveling exhibit opens October 3rd – 26th  at Pacific Rim Gallery

                Dan Chen The Fall      West Coast tour

 

 

 

2012/2013 6 city tour

Fort Worth, Sedona, San Diego, Ashland, Eugene, Portland

                On October 3rd  the animals of the Bible will once again  “speak” from the walls the compelling story of God’s love and redemption as the elements of the gospel visually unfold.  “Birds, Beasts and Beauty” is a fine art visual journey with the animals of the Bible on this 5th stop of its 6 city tour.   From Genesis to Revelation guests experience their magnificence, their prominence, and their uniquely designed connection with the heart of God and man. Including works by nationally acclaimed artists Dan Chen, Ron DiCianni (the Resurrection Mural), Michael Dudash, Chris Hopkins, Tom duBois, Mick McGinty, Frank Ordaz, Mary Jane Q Cross, with Kara McGhee, Jim Lamb plus historic masters and more.  The show will continue to Concordia University in Portland in February of 2014.

     Raptor for demo

Live painting

and sculpting demo

with birds from

Cascade Raptor Center

Oct. 3rd 7:00 pm

at the Gala Opening

Special events will also include :  
  • Gala Opening, Thursday night, Oct. 3rd  at 7:00
  •  Featured stop and guided tour Friday, October 4th on the Lane Arts Council  first Friday Art Walk at 6:00 p.m. with live music and refreshments.
Regular hours: Open Thursday & Fridays noon to 6 pm
and Saturdays noon to 5pm
The  exhibit is free to the public. Donations welcome

 For more information or to set up a group tour contact

Sandi Grubbs at 541-221-0097

See www.birdsbeastsandbeauty.com or info@birdsbeastsandbeauty.com.

Most original art is for sale and prints are also available of many of the works. Begin a legacy of impacting Biblical art in your home, office or church by purchasing today. Contact us now.

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Enjoy the exhibit via the  Birds, Beasts and Beauty Fine Art publication

 Birds, Beasts and Beauty 

 art exhibit publication 

See and enjoy this art with your children and grandchildren by ordering the  exhibit fine art publication of this exquisite exhibit.  With insightful excepts by author Randy Alcorn and accompanying Scriptures this 44 page publication takes you on a artistic Biblical journey with contemporary artists and historic masters.

 Order now.  $20 and FREE shipping

 

2012/2013 Exhibit locations:

Fort Worth, Texas 

 Aug 3rd – 30th, 2012, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Sedona, Arizona

  October 4th – Nov. 4, 2012

  Wayside Bible Chapel, Uptown Sedona, 401 n. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ

Temecula, California (San Diego) 

      March 25 – April 11, 2013  Rancho Community Church and Schools

Ashland, Oregon  

July 25th – July 31st, 2013,   Pioneer Hall at Lithia Park

    Portland, Oregon (Feb. 2014)

     Concordia University

Learn From Critique with Judy Morris

Rogue Gallery & Art Center: 40 South Bartlett Street, downtown Medford, OR

Take the mystery out of critique and learn what works, what could be improved with Judy Morris as she returns to the Rogue Valley offering insight, feedback and helpful tips.

Learn From Critique: SPECIAL ONE NIGHT ONLY

critique led by Judy Morris
All skill levels welcome
Monday, February 18, 4:00 – 7:00pm

Judy has been a popular juror for more than forty local, state, national, and international watercolor shows. In the past few years, she has juried the National Watercolor Society Show in Los Angeles, the American Watercolor Society Show in New York City, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Now she’s coming to the Rogue Gallery & Art Center to share her critic’s eye with artists in Southern Oregon. All water media welcome.

Judy Morris has been a popular watercolor workshop teacher and juror in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, and Japan for the last 25 years. Join her, as she returns to one of her favorite places… the Rogue Gallery & Art Center!

Admission and Critique of one painting: $20

Admission only: $10

Register now
(limit one painting per artist, first 25 to register will have work critiqued for 3-5 minutes) Space is limited!

Special Exhibit for Dana Feagin at Ashland Art Center to Benefit Equamore Foundation

Sherade, by Dana FEagin

(Ashland, OR—February 1, 2013) — The Ashland Art Center will host a special exhibit featuring local artist Dana Feagin and staff from Ashland’s Equamore Foundation Horse Sanctuary during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk on March 1st, 5PM – 8PM, to raise awareness for National Horse Protection Day.

The First Friday exhibit will feature five of Feagin’s horse paintings—all of the horses are residents of the Equamore Foundation Horse Sanctuary—and staff from Equamore will be there to talk about the sanctuary’s rescue efforts, to share success stories, and to let people in the community know how to help. The paintings will remain on exhibit during the month of  March in the upstairs Artists’ Gallery; 10%  of the sales from these paintings will be donated to Equamore Foundation to assist with horse rescue and care.

With more than 170,000 unwanted horses in the United States, and with economic stress putting more at risk every day, raising awareness is vital. Many unwanted horses are auctioned for slaughter or die of starvation, neglect, or abuse; only a fraction find sanctuary at places like Equamore Foundation. National Horse Protection Day is aimed at bringing attention to the issues horses face, such as teaching people how to recognize a neglected animal and where to call for help.

The Ashland Art Center is a nonprofit visual arts organization that serves Southern Oregon citizens with art education, art exhibitions, and art services. The Center houses 20 open artist studios and its gallery represents more than 50 local artists. Its mission is to serve as a vital resource for art experience and education, while offering economic and social support to the visual arts community.

After a twenty-year corporate career, Dana Feagin began her career in oil painting, with a focus on animal art. She paints shelter and rescue animals, as well as commissioned pet portraits, and donates 10 percent of sales to local animal charities and rescue groups. She is a regular volunteer at FOTAS and Sanctuary One and is a member of HeARTs Speak, the Canine Art Guild, and the Ashland Gallery Association.

The Equamore Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Ashland whose mission is to provide a safety net for unwanted, abused, abandoned, neglected, and aged horses who are without alternatives for their care, while fostering compassion and responsibility for horses through education, outreach, and intervention.

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

Rogue Gallery and Art Center Visual Art Studio Tour - June 2 & 3

As part of our mission to nurture and promote the visual arts in the region, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center is presenting a Visual Art Studio Tour (VAST). Artists with studios located in Medford, Oregon will open their doors to art-interested visitors during this unique weekend event. Maps of participating artists' studio locations will be available at the Rogue Gallery & Art center and online at www.roguegallery.org in late May.  The VAST event will bring exposure to Medford's artistic community, build awareness of visual artists and their working processes and stimulate and grow the arts community throughout the Rogue Valley.