June 2016 Announcements from Rogue Gallery
3rd Friday Reception This Friday, June 17, 5-8 pm
IN THE MAIN GALLERY
BLENDING POETRY & CLOTH
Studio Art Quilt Associates
June 3 – July 29, 2016
Reception: Friday, June 17, 5–8 pm
This exciting fiber exhibit features thirty-eight juried quilts from the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) of the Oregon Region. SAQA member artists use color, texture and motion to blend poetic expression into intricate cloth creations. SAQA began in 1989 to represent fiber artists and to further quilting as an art form.
Melinda Whipplesmith Plank, Sierra Fox, woodblock print
IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY
Melinda Whipplesmith Plank:
State of Jefferson Impressions of Glacier
June 4 – June 30, 2016
Reception Date:Friday, June 17, 5–8 pm
Woodblock prints by Northern California artist, Melinda Whipplesmith Plank. This artist captures the natural beauty of the State of Jefferson in woodblocks featuring rich colors and textures together with energetic lines.
More June 2016 Announcements from Rogue Gallery
Make Art this Summer!
Printmaking Extravaganza, June 28-July 1
For a list of all the camps with their descriptions
Rogue Studio Life Drawing Sessions start this month!
June 21-July 26
Drop-in rate for one session is $10 or sign up for all six sessions for just $45.
For more adult art classes, visit http://roguegallery.org/adult_classes.html
SAVE THE DATE
Spend a great night with friends enjoying delicious food and wine while supporting the gallery! Our annual fall benefit auction is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. Check out photos from last year’s auction HERE
Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s 2016 Auction
Le Moulin Rogue
Saturday, September 24, 2016
3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford
Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour
followed byDinner & Live Auction
Dinner prepared by Jacksonville Inn
Serving RoxyAnn Wine
$65 Per Person
Tickets available HERE
ROGUE GALLERY CALLS TO ARTISTS
Rogue Gallery has extended the submission deadline for our 2017 Community Gallery and Berryman Gallery exhibit series! Priority will be given to those who submitted by June 14, 2016. The new deadline for submissions for both galleries is now July 9, 2016. Click here: http://www.roguegallery.org/calls_to_artists.html for complete guidelines.
Interested in participating in the members’ exhibit “Celebrating 70 Years of Abstract Expressionism”… Drop-off is June 30, July 1 or 2 during gallery hours. See our calls to artists HERE>> for details.
SUPPORT ROGUE GALLERY WHILE YOU SHOP
Thanks for choosing Rogue Gallery as your NonProfit Organization for your Fred Meyer’s Rewards Card. In June, Fred Meyer sent out email requests to all Community Rewards members to re-link their cards to their favorite nonprofit organization. All you have to do is link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and select Non Profit Organization 88154 (Rogue Gallery & Art Center) as your organization. Then each time you use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card you will be helping us earn a donation from Fred Meyer, at no extra charge to you!
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Carol Rose Art Exhibit to Benefit CATS
Art du Jour Gallery and Committed Alliance to Strays (CATS), located at 104 N. Ross Lane in Medford, have teamed up to present a special exhibit of abstract artwork by the late Carol Rose. The Carol Rose art exhibit to benefit CATS will be on display for the month of June 2016. Mrs. Rose was a talented painter and longtime art teacher at Crater High and other local schools. Her other great passion was rescuing stray cats. In this endeavor Mrs. Rose was aided for years by CATS, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding good homes for strays and providing a loving home for cats until they are adopted.
The shelter runs strictly on donations and fundraisers. The facility has been struggling to keep its doors open with reduced budgets and a lagging economy. In honor of Mrs. Rose’s nurturing dedication to helping stray cats, her husband, Bill Rose, donated more than 100 of her paintings to the C.A.T.S. organization, eleven of which are now on display at Art du Jour Gallery. Seventy-five percent of the sales of the artwork will directly benefit the C.A.T.S. non-profit facility.
Visit Art du Jour Gallery at 213 E. Main Street in Medford during June to view this special benefit exhibit. Hours are 10-4, Tuesday through Saturday, and 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 17th. (541) 770-3190.
For anyone I told we were having a yard sale this weekend, I have cancelled due to rain.
I have rescheduled for June 10th & 11th
depending on weather.
Finished Stained Glass
Clear textured, stained glass cut offs
Seconds, Trial Pieces, things that have been here too long….who knows what will hit the tables?!
(also household overstock!)
Too much stuff!
Need to make some room for more cool product!
On May 11th Spectrum Glass
announced that they are stopping
production of all art glass at the end of June.
As they are one of the largest art glass
manufacturers in the United States so this is
troubling to say the least.
We rely heavily on Spectrum glass. It accounts for about 85% of our glass inventory, including System 96 for fusing.
Uroboros has stepped up and agreed to continue producing the System 96 line. They have been partners with Spectrum 96 from the beginning and already make a considerable amount of their colors.
This is the latest from Uroboros this morning
on what they can and can’t do.
are a big hit!
Lots of blendable colors, outlines
and bubble art!
Almost as easy as coloring!
Come in a paint a
6″ x 6″ square for
up to 8 colors of your choice
Available during Wednesday and Saturday morning workshops
Call or email to reserve your space.
This is Diane’s first attempt at glass painting.
Fuchsia painted on clear glass
and fused on pink streaky.
Great job, Diane!
It is getting to be that time of year when we schedule fewer classes. Summer is such a busy time. I know, it’s hard to fit it all in. It goes so fast! It is also a time when I have the opportunity to go out and promote our glass studio so that we can continue to bring you new classes and techniques.
We will continue to do our Flowers of Hope, Try Fusing! (OUR NEW PAINTING WORKSHOPS!) and open workshops on most regularly scheduled days. You can always go to the website to see if there is a workshop scheduled. If we have special events they will be listed.
Most of our easier classes such as Dichroic Jewelry, Table Lamps, Cabinet Knobs and Fused Glass Switchplates can be scheduled during workshop time as well as the dragonfly, butterfly and daisy dish casting forms. Please email or call for availability.
FLOWERS OF HOPE Workshop
Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.
The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning 10a-12p Workshop
Please call or email to reserve your space!
Need a Kiln? Rent one of ours!
Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!
Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf: $ 5.00
One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf: 8.00
Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf: 12.00
Projects on a 20″ shelf: 11.00
Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf: 14.00
Long Bubble Squeeze add 3.00
Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon. Use our tools and workshop space. $10 for 2 hours! Call to reserve your space. You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing. You can also schedule bigger projects. Contact us for more information.
Eyes to Burma
Assisting the vibrant community of Burmese migrant workers and economic refugees who live and work at and around a rubbish dump in Mae Sot, Thailand
@ Modern Fan Studio
705 Washington Street
Wednesday, October 7, from 6 – 8 pm
“They are us. We are them. All part of the human family.”
View large-scale fine art portraits by Gabriel Mark Lipper
that ask us to question our assumptions about
worth, value, and human connection.
Mr. Stockwell and Ms. Lewis will share updates
about ETB projects and progress from Mae Sot.
Nibbles provided by local grocery stores.
Wine provided by Linda Donovan Wines.
We’ll see you there at this special collaboration that
features beautiful art by the incredible Gabriel Lipper and
a presentation about Eyes to Burma’s vital humanitarian projects,
as well as lessons learned from the community and their progress.
1086 Washburn September 2015
Medford, OR Tues-Fri 10-5pm
(541) 779-0272 Closed: Sun & Mon.
won by a big margin
in our popular vote!
You won a $50 gift certificate
LightGarden Glass Art!
Best Flowers of Hope
Artists’ Reception EVER!
Thank you to Traute Moore, Porscha Schiller and all of the wonderful people at South Stage Cellars for making this the best reception ever!
goes to all the wonderful artists that helped us make
Ginny Nosal came all the way from Klamath Falls almost every month to make 10 panels
Diane Kobal made 7 panels
Barbara Kelberlau made 6 panels
Melanie Dines made 4 panels
BIG FAT APOLOGY
for saying no men contributed!
(I was running on serious lack of sleep)
Steve (age 7) made 1 panel
(even though he really doesn’t like art)
Kevin Smith made 1 panel
Cole Smith made 1 panel
Mitch Sherman made 1 panel
so ok…111 made by women
4 made by men.
So we could even that out a little next year?
(still a challenge to you guys!!)
or how about this challenge?
Everyone that made one this year…
next year bring a friend and see how many we
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation
Visually Communicating Christ to Culture through Fine Art
The Cosmos Room (formerly Applegate Room)
at the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites – the place to be!
Thurs., Sept. 24th for the Masterpiece Benefit Evening
Healing the Blind Man by Brian Jekel
benefiting the programs and projects of
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation
as it Visually Communicates Christ to Culture through Fine Art
Gallery of Appetizers and Desserts, Art Exhibit, Silent auction, “Minis and More” Art Sale, Membership Launch and the newest updates of the proposed Magna Deo project
$30 per guest or $240 table host of 8
or mail your check to MCFAF by Sept. 16th. 17575 Hwy 66. Ashland. OR. 97520
Ashland Hill Hotel and Suites
2525 Ashland St. (Hwy. 66) Ashland, Oregon. Just east of Hwy. 5
Reflections on 2015 Conferences and Workshops
From Artists to Artists
As many of you know, for a decade now, Masterpiece has had an ongoing mission to train up emerging artists to the glory of God through its conferences and workshops. My name is Jennifer, and I’ve been a participant in the Christian Artist Conferences and other events hosted by Masterpiece Christian Fine Art Foundation since I was in my senior year of high school. Nearly ten years later, I can definitely say this organization has been a huge part of my personal growth and development both as an artist and as a believer in Christ. Jennifer – Central Point, Oregon
“God has been greatly magnified in me since the workshop. I have learned who I am in Christ and it has changed my walk with Him. Seeing miracles happen!”
Ellen – Pensacola, Florida
“It’s one thing to study with great artists. You learn a lot of fantastic skills and insights ..and all that which is very valuable. But there’s something that goes beyond it and that’s something I was starving for even just in our church community…what’s the reason for my life?. I have a calling now more than ever to do it to see what God can do through me and that’s something I’ve never had before. ” Kenneth – Medford, Oregon
And more at our Facebook site
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation
541-601-7496 | www.mcfineartsfoundation.org
We are looking for more artists to participate. They do need to be there that day, but can work in teams. Plein air painters and artisans who would like to craft while they sell are welcome!!
We are grateful for your presence at our<
Empty Bowls Pizza Party
Wednesday, April 8 at 6 pm
Let’s make a difference!
Twenty-five years ago, an art teacher wanted to organize an event to give artists and art students a way to make a difference in their community.
Ceramic bowls were made in his high school art classes and then used as individual serving pieces for a fund-raising meal of soup and bread.
Guests chose a bowl to use that day and then to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.
Since then, the idea has spread throughout the country as a way to support organizations who help feed the hungry.
Here in Ashland, the 4th Annual Empty Bowls event will be held on May 8th, with proceeds going to Uncle Foods Diner, Ashland Emergency Food Bank, Food Angels, and Access.
The participation of artists and art students is critical to the success of the event.
To make it fun, the Art Center is hosting a Pizza & Bowls Party this Wednesday, April 8 at 6:00.
We invite you to come and make bowls together while enjoying free pizza and drinks. Admission to the Empty Bowls event is free to all bowl makers. You can help ensure that no person in our valley need ever go to bed hungry.
You can make a difference.
When: Wednesday, April 8 at 6pm
Where: Ashland Art Center
All Classes and Events held at Ashland Art Center unless otherwise specified.
Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520
Thanks to everyone’s generous donations, I have surpassed $1000, and cannot thank you all enough!Going to graduate school means the world to me, and I am grateful for your support in this journey! Please continue to share my story with friends and family, with your help I will get there!
If you’re going to dream, dream big!
After graduating from Southern Oregon University in 2011 with my BA in art history, I realized graduate school was where I needed to be to achieve a career in the art world. My time at SOU allowed me the opportunity to study abroad in London, England in 2010, and I fell in love with the city. I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else to start my career, I mean, what better place than the center of the international art world!
For three years now I have been working my way toward graduate school. I was finally able to start applying in 2013 and applied with University College London for their MA program in art history. I interviewed with the program but was not accepted. I was devastated, but told myself I was not going to give up.
In the months that passed I found a program that suited my aspirations better than UCL through Sotheby’s Institute of Art. In November 2013, I found out I was accepted into Sotheby’s Institute of Art for the MA program in contemporary art for the 2014/2015 school year. Finally, I would be able to start my career, something I have worked so hard to achieve, in the place I’ve been working so hard to get back to!
The program at Sotheby’s is very small and difficult to get into, I felt honored to have been accepted. I reserved my housing and was starting to get everything in order to go when my funding fell through three months before I was supposed to leave. Once again, I was devastated. To add another blow to the situation a few days after realizing I wouldn’t be able to go, I was awarded a grant from Sotheby’s that would cover about 10% of my tuition costs for the 2014/2015 school year only, and had no choice but to decline it.
I’ve picked myself back up once again, and won’t give up. The institute has luckily deferred my enrollment until the 2015/2016 school year, but my task now is to find funds. The Student loan program will not work because I need a co-signer, which I don’t have. I am researching grants and scholarships but know I need to try every avenue I can. I am doing this all on my own and am saving as much as I can, while paying on other student loans at the same time.
The total cost of the Contemporary Art program is $46,012. I will once again be applying to the Sotheby’s Institute Grants and Merit Awards, the institute’s financial assistance in the form of partial-tuition awards. To receive an education from Sotheby’s, a name deeply rooted in the international art world, would be a privilege and an immense advantage in furthering my career. http://www.sothebysinstitute.com/Programmes/PLondon.aspx
I am hoping for a miracle, but either way I need help. Please take the time to consider me, an opportunity like this does not come easily. The institute believed in me enough, and now I need you to believe in me as well, and I promise to send you a postcard when I get there!
With love and hope,