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WORLD OF WINE 2014 IS HERE!

The Southern Oregon World of Wine is the premier wine event for Southern Oregon and now it is also the premier fundraising event in support of local medical care at Asante. New this year the funds raised during the Southern Oregon World of Wine will go to Children’s Miracle Network and other programs supported by Asante Foundation to help ensure when your family needs them Asante will be there with the finest medical care in a compassionate manner. The goal is to build the Southern Oregon World of Wine into a destination event celebrating the wine industry and highlighting the culinary, hospitality, natural beauty, cultural and outdoor activities of Southern Oregon.This year’s Southern Oregon World of Wine is set for August 19 – 23 at the historic Bigham Knoll Campus at 525 Bigham Knoll Drive in Jacksonville. The event boasts wines from 50 southern Oregon wineries and offers attendees a rare opportunity to meet the faces of the area’s wine makers.The Wine Competition will feature some of the best wines from participating wineries that will be tasted and judged by a panel of renowned judges, who traveled from all over the country to participate. Blind tastings are done on Thursday and Friday of the event. The winning wines will be showcased at the Medal Dinner and Auction on Friday.

The Southern Oregon Wine Region is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world. The AVA, which was made official in 2004, offers one of the largest collections of handcrafted wineries in the country. Its eclectic and cutting edge winemakers offer old and new world styles of winemaking. Vintners and winemakers will showcase more than 200 of their wines with a variety of classic and traditional varietals including: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. More exotic varietals will include Tempranillo, Viognier and Albarino. The Southern Oregon World of Wine Festival has been one of the Southern Oregon’s premier events for the past 11 years.

Visit www.worldofwinefestival.com for more info.

      

Check out a video from last year’s event

Sensory Classes

Thirsty for more than just a sip? Delve into the ‘World of Wine’ the week of the event with wine sensory, evaluation and education classes scheduled for Wednesday, August 20 through Friday, August 22.

Here’s a list of planned classes, each hosted by a wine expert in the field: Sensory Classes

Medal Dinner

Friday August 22, 6pm

Please join us for an enchanted evening under the stars where the Gold Medal/Best of Show Wines from the World of Wine will be paired with culinary delights. This evening is sure to be the Rogue Valley’s most magical dining experience of the year! Featuring:

Seated five-course Winemaker’s Dinner:

  • Live Auction
  • Silent Auction
  • Wine Barrel Art
  • Raffles

Awards Dinner

Grand Tasting

Saturday August 23, 6pm

Enjoy a fine culinary and wine experience as you sample wines and indulge in a succulent array of tasty treats prepared by local master chefs designed to stimulate and satisfy your palate. The popular Grand Tasting offers a rare opportunity to meet the faces of the Southern Oregon wine industry all in one place! Winemakers and owners from 60-plus wineries will showcase more than 100 of the best wines unique to the region. Enjoy musical entertainment and a silent auction.

Grand Tasting & Silent Auction

www.worldofwinefestival.com

Columbia Center for the Arts News, Exhibits, Events and Calls to Artists

May 2014     
  215 Cascade Avenue   Hood River, Oregon 97031  541.387.8877  www.columbiaarts.org
 

Get WILD with Columbia Center for the Arts.

It’s going to be a great summer here at the Center with the Oregon Wild! series of art shows celebrating the Pacific Northwest. Warm weather brings Summer Art Experiences,  amazing theatre productions of The Good Body by Eve Ensler; directed by Judie Hanel and Urinetown, the Musical; directed by Mark Steigner and many other outstanding events.  Don’t miss a thrilling second.

-The Center Team

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Pushing Reality Photography Competition and Exhibition
May 2nd – June 1st 

This year’s show features 40 photographs that go beyond the traditional landscape and scenery photography. “Pushing Reality” aims to make viewers stop and think and take a second look. Get ready to see work that will stretch the ordinary and evoke a unique and creative way to visualize the world.

The top three winners are to be announced at 6 p.m. on First Friday, May 2nd at our First Friday opening receptions. Complimentary appetizers with beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Sponsored by Pro Photo Supply and Oregon Trail Insurance

Nook Artist: Cleo Sterling
May 2nd – June 1st 

Creativity Lab Workshop:
Self Publishing Without Tears
May 3rd, 9 a.m. -12 p.m.
Creativity Lab: Self Publishing with out Tears
with authors Ron Lovell and Nick Sherma
Saturday, May 3rd, 9am-12pm

Learn More…

The Good Body  
 May 8th-10th, 15th-17th, and 11th at 2 p.m.
Eve Ensler’s author of the international sensation The Vagina Monologues, is back, this time to rock our view of what it means to have a “good body.” We’re providing you with a good reason to gather your girls for a night out and come celebrate what brings us all together in sisterhood, feed your “Good Body” and soul! Tickets available at Columbia Center for the Arts, Waucoma Bookstore and online.

CAST auditions for the Staged Reading of In “The Next Room or The Vibrator Play
 May 18th & 20th
CAST announces auditions for the staged reading of Sarah Ruhls In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, a comedy about marriage, intimacy, electricity, and the alternating currents of desireLearn More

Author Talk with Cheryl Hill 
Mt Hood National Forest 
May 21st at 7 p.m.
Join Columbia Center for the Arts and Waucoma Bookstore for a look at Mount Hood National Forest in the next addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular images of America series. The book by author Cheryl Hill boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by in this Oregon national forest. The slideshow presentation and author talk will be Wednesday May 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Art Sale
May 24th & 25th, 11 am – 5 pm 

Cormac and His Comrades
May 24th, 1 pm and 4 pm

Cormac and His Comrades
Written by Rachel Harry
with original music by Duncan Krummel
May 24, 2014 at 1pm and 4pm

HRVHS Phoenix Theater presents Cormac and His Comrades, written by Rachel Harry with original music by Duncan Krummel. Cormac and His Comrades is based on an Irish folk tale.

Learn More…

VEEPS
May 28th  

Join local filmmaker Bill Kelter on May 28th along with some of the actors from the film for an evening of laughter with “Veeps: Profiles in Insignificance”. This film tells the story of Bill and Wayne – two middle-aged men in search of their American dream, their lives at a disappointing stall. They see a shot at a mid-life redemption and grab it. They follow the Vice Presidents as others follow athletes or rock stars.

Exploring Antioquia
May 29th 7:30 p.m.
 Join filmmaker Todd Wells and photographer Eric Parker as they lead you on a visual journey of sensational Colombian culture and two first descents. In the fall of 2013 eight elite kayakers from around the world undertook a most epic whitewater kayaking expedition in the heart of central Colombia. Along the way the team successfully completed the first descent of two never before run river canyons within the state of Antioquia. Down the raging waters of the Rio Cauca, Colombia’s second biggest watershed, and past the never-ending coca plantations of the Rio Neshi, the trip was full of colorful adventures.
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Dance with your feet, Help with your Hands!
June 1st 7:00 p.m.
Join Hood River Valley High School student members of Aurora and Borealis along with Columbia Gorge Dance Academy Company Dancers in a benefit to support “Helping Hands Against Violence.”
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Pastel Workshop with Karen Watson

June 21st & 22nd

Learn the fundamentals of pastels, beginning with various applications techniques.  Particular emphasis will be given to understanding value relationships and how to play with color.  Class is limited to 12 students. Cost for this 2 day workshop is $165 to register click here

Learn More…

 

Looking for Summer Art Experiences?
Stay tuned for upcoming classes and workshops for all ages!

Feeling Generous?

The arts are a wonderful way to give back to the world.
If you’re feeling generous

click here.

Artist Calls
We have many opportunities to be a featured artist here in the Gallery. The Best of the Gorge and

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2014.We currently  accepting submissions for

 the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival!

Team registration is now open for the 48 Hour Film Project click here for submission information

Rene Eisenbart Watercolor Workshop

 

This one day event covers the basics for painting a portrait, using you as the subject. It’s easy to take risks when working with your own image – after all, you only have yourself to please! So you can experiment to your heart’s content.

Preview Exhibit of Selected Art at Old Town Framing

Clatsop Community College LogoOld Town Framing, 1287 Commercial Street in Astoria, will host a Preview Exhibit of selected artwork to be presented at the 2014 Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction to benefit Clatsop Community College. The exhibit opened at 5pm on March 8 as part of the Astoria 2nd Saturday Art Walk and continues through April 6. Viewers will be able to register and begin bidding on the works presented.

 

The 2014 Preview Exhibit features approximately 15 of the more than 60 artists who will be presented at the Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction on April 12 at the Astoria Golf & Country Club. Participating artists include, for example, Roger Dorband, Stirling Gorsuch, Carol Riley, Charles Schweigert, Gin Laughery, David Lee Myers, Neal Maine and Christi Payne. A wide range of media will be represented. In addition to stunning original artwork, the Auction highlights opportunities to participate in activities including classes, outdoor experiences, arts and cultural events and gourmet meals.

 

Tickets for the 2014 Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction are on sale now at 503-338-2306 for $75. Sponsorship opportunities also remain available.

LifeTrack Youth Center and Art Gallery Opens Tomorrow!!

 

LifeTrack Youth Center and Art Gallery March 1 2014 Grand Opening Announcement

CHAPpy Valentines Day!

The Children’s Healing Art Project works in southern Oregon, too! Please help support this important service, which puts art to work on behalf of hurting and dying children!
 

Looking for another way to help CHAP share the love and the
healing power of art?
It’s as simple as shopping at Fred Meyer.
Link your rewards card to CHAP (id # 84984) and we will receive a donation every time you shop.
 Easy as pie!

We are also excited to announce that we are the beneficiary of the
Winter Blues Festival  on February 22nd-23rd for a 3rd year in a row!!!  We are SO grateful to coordinator LeeAnn Gibbons and her team for their continued support of CHAP.
This is a fantastic music event ranging from old time Blues to contemporary Blues.
To purchase tickets or learn more about the
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VALENTINE’S CHALLENGE
LAUNCHES 

Our first ever

VALENTINE’S CHALLENGE!

JOIN US & help us make our$2500 goal
Click here for easy and secure online giving.
And click here here for an awesome video we made showcasing many of the hearts and art to be found at CHAP HQ.
Funds raised during this challenge will go to support our TEEN ART CLUB, kicking off this March.
Since we are participating in Global Giving’s Bonus Day all donations TODAY will be matched 30% up to $1000 until the funds are gone.
So give early and spread the word! We can also win a bonus $1000 if we have the most donations and/or most # of donors, so every gift counts.
A gift of any size will help cover the cost of art supplies for Teen Art Club this year. 
 Make a Valentine’s Gift  to CHAP in honor of your someone special and they will receive a tribute card.


So much love and gratitude to all of you!!!!
Roxie, Heather, Wendi, Natalia, Faye, Mary, Maxine, Carolyn, Sharon,Grace and Mike

 Children’s Healing Art Project
503-243-5294
1910 SE 11th
Portland, OR 97214

Tickets on sale for Black, White & The Blues Fundraising Auction & Dance Party

logo for the Grants Pass Museum of ArtTickets are now available for the 27th annual Black, White & The Blues, a fundraising event for the Grants Pass Museum of Art.  The event will be on February 15th and, as in past years, will once again be held at the Wheeler Toyota showroom in Grants Pass (375 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527; Tel 541-476-6858).

There will be a live auction of about 30 original works of art created by artists in Southern Oregon as well as a silent auction.  Art for the live auction can be previewed, along with viewing and bidding for the silent auction from January 14 through February 14 at the Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 SW G Street, Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 4pm.

Cris Caldwell, who has donated his time and talents to the event for many years, will once again be the event’s auctioneer.  Dance party starts after the auction to the music of the Curtis Salgado Band (http://www.intrepitartists.com/artists/curtissalgado/ ) until midnight.  Silent auction starts when door opens at 6pm and closes at 7:30pm.  Live auction starts at 8:30 pm and continues till all items are auctioned.

Tickets are $60 per person or $420 for a table of 8, includes hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar.  Now available for purchase by calling the Grants Pass Museum of Art at 541.479.3290 (ask for Patti or Chris). Seating is limited.

Black, White & The Blues ~ Benefit for Grants Pass Museum of Art

THis is the logo for the 2014 Annual Black, White and The Blues benefit event for the GRants Pass Museum of Art in Grants Pass, Oregon.GPMA announces Annual Black, White & the Blues 2014 event

2014 will be the 27th year of the Black, White & The Blues, the annual fund-raising event for the Grants Pass Museum of Art. The event will be on February 15th and, as in past years, will once again be held at the Wheeler Toyota showroom in Grants Pass.

There will be a live auction of about 30 original works of art created by artists in Southern Oregon as well as a silent auction.  Cris Caldwell, who has donated his time and talents to the event for many years, will once again be the event’s auctioneer.  Dance party starts after the auction to the music of the Curtis Salgado Band. Learn more about Curtis Salgado here!  until midnight.  Silent auction starts when door opens at 6pm and closes at 7:30pm.  Live auction starts at 8:30 pm and continues till all items are auctioned.

Tickets are $60 per person or $420 for a table of 8, and include hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar.  Now available for purchase by calling the Grants Pass Museum of Art at 541.479.3290 (ask for Patti or Chris). Seating is limited.

Curtis Salgado

On February 15th award winning Blues phenomenon Curtis Salgado will be singing up a storm to benefit the Grants Pass Museum of Art in Grants Pass, Oregon by performing at Black, White & the Blues.  Those attending the BWB event will enjoy an auction of original paintings and sculpture from local artists followed by dancing the night away to the rhythms of Curtis Salgado and his Band.

Those who follow Curtis will be pleased to know he is once again the recipient of the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist of the Year.  Blues Revue says, “Salgado is one of the most down-to-earth, soulful honest singers ever, and his harmonica is smoking and thoroughly invigorating, rollicking, funky and electrifying”.

Those who are not familiar with Mr. Salgado may be interested to learn that back in 1977, while filming Animal House, actor John Belushi caught one of Curtis’ shows, became a friend, and was inspired to create the Blues Brothers skit for Saturday Night Live.

Black, White & the Blues is now in its 27th year raising money for the Grants Pass Museum of Art and helping fund art exhibits, educational programs for children and adults, and hosting artist talks and First Friday Art Nights.

If you are interested in an evening of amazing music, great food, a no-host bar and live and silent art auctions you should consider attending the Black, White & the Blues event. You can reach the Museum through its website or by calling 541.479.3290 to inquire about tickets.

Tickets now available for Black, White & The Blues Auction & Dance Party

Tickets are now available for the 27th annual Black, White & The Blues, a fundraising event for the Grants Pass Museum of Art.  The event will be on February 15th and, as in past years, will once again be held at the Wheeler Toyota showroom in Grants Pass.

There will be a live auction of about 30 original works of art created by artists in Southern Oregon as well as a silent auction.  Cris Caldwell, who has donated his time and talents to the event for many years, will once again be the event’s auctioneer.  Dance party starts after the auction to the music of the Curtis Salgado Band (www.intrepidartists.com ) until midnight.  Silent auction starts when door opens at 6pm and closes at 7:30pm.  Live auction starts at 8:30 pm and continues till all items are auctioned.

Tickets are $60 per person or $420 for a table of 8, includes hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar.  Now available for purchase by calling the Grants Pass Museum of Art at 541.479.3290 (ask for Patti or Chris). Seating is limited.

Hope Wine, Dine and Shop Holiday Arts and Craft Sale

Flywer for Wine, Dine and Shop Holiday Event to benefit HOPE Equestrian Center

Wine, Dine and Shop Holiday Event – We hope you will attend this extraordinary art event to benefit HOPE Equestrian Center! There will be at least two members of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource there to share their beautiful art and artisan crafts – Janet Tam London and Judy Elliot

CHAPlandia 2013 Benefit for the Children’s Healing Art Project

14Editor’s note: The Children’s Healing Art Project is based in Portland but also operates healing art projects for children with life-threatening and terminal conditions in southern Oregon. If you can’t make this amazing benefit, please consider a donation to this important charity this giving season! Click their logo above to learn about more ways you can contribute to their work.

It’s not often that an autistic DJ sets the beat for a charity event but that’s the kind of healing power of art Children’s Healing Art Project plans to celebrate at our colorful CHAPlandia event 

November 2nd at Sandbox Studio.

  

CHAPlandia: a celebration of art + healing benefitting the Children’s Healing Art Project will be held November 2 at Sandbox Studio, and we are SO excited to invite you to join us!!

The live and silent auction event will feature “CHAPpy hour” set to beats, libations and treats from DJ Sylvester, Atlas Cider Co, DRY Soda Co, Migration Brewing and Nel Centro. Local culinary wonder, Gregory Gourdet of Departure will create a CHAP-inspired menu and celebrated Portland baker and best-selling cookbook author, Julie Richardson of Baker & Spice continues the tradition of “Carl’s Crazy Cakes”a magical collaboration with CHAP Art Club stars.

To entice you further, auction packages include a stay in a beach front cottage in Belize, a few nights at a bed & breakfast in Peru, original CHAP art signed by the artists themselves, spa treatments and so much more!!!

Last year, CHAPlandia gave us the leg-up we needed to grow the mission:

  •  We added 2 days at existing hospitals (Doernbecher, Knight Cancer Institute and Schnitzer Diabetes Center) and OHSU Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinic joined the line-up.
  • We also increased Art Club offerings for out-of-hospital children and families: open studio Art Club hours and a DSNO (Down Syndrome Network Oregon) Art Club.
  • Our community outreach programs remain in highest demand.

“We know that there is healing power in art because we see it everyday. CHAPlandia reflects our inclusive and colorful view on the world and enables us to continue our programs and extend our reach to the children and families that need it most. Response to our first CHAPlandia event was amazing–it mirrored what we hear about our programming:

‘this is different than anything like this,we want more!’ “

 

- CHAP Executive Director, Roxie McGovern

 

 

Here are some ways you can help make CHAPlandia a success for a second year in a row:

  • If your company/business is able and inclined, buy a table!
  • Gather a group of fun friends to make a table!
  • If you or your company are in a position to become a CHAP partner on a larger scale, please let us know and we can share more details about becoming a CHAP art-program sponsor.
For those of you have received invites in the mail already…we want to let you know that tickets will still be available after October 1.
We cant wait to see you there!!!!!

LOVE and ART and HEALING and THANKS! 

Your friends at CHAP: Roxie, Mary, Maxine, Nisha, Sharon, Wendi, Carolyn, Heather and Mike!

Empty Bowls 2013

Empty Bowls Event Flyer 2013

TICKETS:  Available at Options for Southern Oregon, 1215 SW ‘G’ Street, Grants Pass or purchase online at www.optionsonline.org (click Events; then click on Empty Bowls link; scroll to bottom of page), or call Ellen Johnson at 541.476.2373.  Tickets are $25 each and should be purchased in advance.

 

FUNDRAISER BENEFICIARY:  Options for Southern Oregon, Josephine County Food Bank, and the Gospel Rescue Mission. Proceeds will benefit the elderly and families in our community.

 

The seventh Empty Bowls event in Grants Pass, Oregon will again be held at Parkway Christian Center located at 229 NE Beacon Drive in Grants Pass on Monday, October 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Guests choose a handcrafted bowl and are then served a simple meal of soup and bread in a handmade bowl they select and keep as a reminder of hunger in our community.

 

This year Options is collaborating with the Josephine County Food Bank and the Gospel Rescue Mission to host the annual Empty Bowls event.  The three agencies see a great need to provide food and access to food for an increasing number of people in our community, especially the elderly and families.

 

“We are seeing an increased number of elderly folks and families accessing the Food Bank,” says Susan Schuefele, Manager for the UCAN/Josephine County Food Bank. “Food prices continue to rise and those on fixed incomes are finding themselves needing to access the Food Bank to supplement their already stretched budgets.”

 

Parkway Christian Center Pastor, Dennis Webber, says that the Empty Bowls Project is core to the values we all live by that bring joy and meaning to life. “People doing things together is better than doing it alone and it is an opportunity for us to partner with the greater community who have life challenges,” says Webber.

 

“We so appreciate our local restaurants who donate gourmet soups and homemade bread for this special night,” says Ellen Johnson, Options’ Development Director. “This is a night to honor those in need in our community.  If you can’t attend, please consider making a donation.”

 

Options’ residential clients, Grants Pass High School Ceramics, and local artists like Roxanne Hunnicutt, join every year to make bowls for this event.  “Watching people choose the bowl that “speaks to them” is a delightful experience. It’s a powerful and emotional event,” says Johnson.

 

Options is Josephine County’s Mental Health Provider. The nonprofit agency serves approximately 5,000 children, adults and families each year.  The Josephine County Food Bank is currently providing food access to about 13,000 individuals each month. Karla McCafferty, Executive Director of Options says, “All three of our agencies have long been community partners and have been working together to address individual, family and community issues such as poverty and hunger.  Empty Bowls is truly an example of our community coming together to address a very real and desperate need.”

 

This year’s event sponsors are American West Bank, Northwest Health Foundation, J. D. Fulwiler Insurance Company, and Bank of the Cascades.  Please join us at the annual Empty Bowls event and help alleviate hunger in Josephine County. Our local event is an opportunity to discuss food and hunger in our community.  Learn more about how to keep our community healthy.

 

“Our agencies provide a vital source of hope and support for so many of the vulnerable people in our community,” says McCafferty.