As we welcome in the new year, I want to express thanks to my supporters, collectors, family and friends for a wonderful 2014! Over $2,000 was donated to Equamore Horse Sanctuary http://www.equamore.org, Friends of the Animal Shelter http://www.fotas.org, and Sanctuary One http://www.sanctuaryone.org, based on art sales. An additional $3,300 in artwork was donated to non-profit groups across the country to assist with fundraising efforts. A complete list of those organizations will be added to my website in the coming weeks.
In 2015, my work will continue to be available at Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland, and through my online store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DanaFeagin. In August, I am the featured artist at Art & Soul Gallery with a new show, “The Funny Farm”, which opens on First Friday, August 7th, and in October, I am once again participating in the Ashland Open Studio Tour. If you didn’t get a chance to visit my home studio last year, and you are in the area October 10th &11th, I’d love to see you!
Wishing you a happy and fun-filled 2015!
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Crater Lake, original oil painting by Stefan Baumann
Art du Jour Gallery will host nationally known artist Stefan Baumann and Medford’s talented group, The Grand View Artists, in a holiday art show from Tuesday, December 2, through Friday, January 30. The gallery will hold Third Friday Artists’ Receptions on Dec. 19th and January 17th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend these events. Art du Jour Gallery, at 213 E. Main in Medford, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays).
A selection of oil paintings from Baumann’s 35 years as an artist will feature beautiful vistas, dramatic paintings of wildlife in their natural habitats, spectacular views of National Parks, and rustic architecture painted on location and in Baumann’s studio near Mount Shasta, CA. Baumann reveals the true spirit of nature on his canvases by transporting the viewer to lands that have gone unseen and undisturbed. As he says, “I let the paintings speak for themselves—they are elegant and mysterious, exciting and bold. I try to capture a feeling, a sense of place, and the magic of light in all of my paintings.”
Baumann is a gifted award-winning artist and art instructor who offers oil painting classes in Medford. He also has a PBS painting show called “The Grand View” that can be seen locally on public television.
The work of sixteen members of The Grand View Artists will be displayed in the Salon. Their works will encompass subject matter for every discerning collector, including local landscapes, still life, portraiture and animal art.
Art du Jour Gallery will also display the artwork of its twenty members. A holiday gift selection will include pottery, jewelry, scarves, cards, and small paintings.
For additional information call (541) 770-3190.
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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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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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.
Best wishes to everyone, Genie
My show of shelter animal paintings opens on First Friday in Ashland at Art & Soul Gallery! All of the paintings are of animals from the county shelter, Sanctuary One and Equamore Horse Sanctuary. Stop in and see me at Art & Soul Gallery from 5-8 on Friday, September 5th. Belle Fiore will be on-site doing wine tasting, and Jennifer Joss will be playing guitar. Hope to see you there!
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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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Yesterday was the big move out of my studio at the Ashland Art Center, and down the street to Art and Soul Gallery. Laura and I shared a studio for 3 years, which was great, but it felt like time for a change. Now that I am running the air conditioner in my home studio to keep the bunnies comfy, it makes sense to spend more time painting there – and the dogs get to hang out with me more too. I just need to spend some time getting a bit more organized and tidy – with three dogs (Riley is too much of a couch potato to join us), the bunnies and me, all out in the studio together, I need to get some of my things off the floor! I will still be part of First Fridays, but at Art and Soul – and for this month, First Friday has been moved to July 11th since the 4th of July holiday is the first Friday of the month. Hope to see you at Art and Soul on July 11th from 5-8PM!
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“Flower Girl”, my painting of Sophie Connor, makes an appearance again on this invitation to the Friends of the Animal Shelter “Paws to Celebrate” fundraiser. It is the first formal event to benefit our local animal shelter and is expected to become an annual event, similar to the PussNBoots Ball, a Halloween masquerade party. Paws to Celebrate is tonight at the Ashland Springs Hotel and the live auction includes one of my custom pet portraits, up to 16 x 20 inches in size. I think there are a few tickets still left, so maybe I will see you there!
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“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.
Handpainted silk wall hanging with a “Save Our Oceans – Marine life” design by Judy Elliott
Handpainted silk wall hanging with an endangered manatee design by Judy Elliott
Handpainted silk wall hanging with an endangered sea turtle design by Judy Elliott
Handpainted silk wall hanging with an endangered seahorse design by Judy Elliott
Handpainted silk wall hanging with an endangered sperm whale design by Judy Elliott
Handpainted framed silk painting with an endangered nautilus design by Judy Elliott
Handpainted silk wall hanging with an endangered octopus design by Judy Elliott
World’s Ocean Floor Is Now a Vast Garbage Dump: Study (Found at EarthWeek.com)
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.