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Second Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit

Second Annual

Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit

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The Second Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit is coming to Ashland. This year, many of the events will be held at Southern Oregon University. 
Presentations, Workshops, Featured Speakers, mosaic salon and the Second Annual Mosaic Invitational exhibition at the Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries will be held at SOU.
Come join us on First Friday Art Walk for a special artist reception on October 5, 5:00-8:00 PM. There will be wine and light refreshments and a chance to meet the artists.

Don’t Miss This!
Irina Charny Where Am I?
Mosaic artists are gathering in Ashland for the second annual Contemporary Mosaic Art (CMA) Summit at Southern Oregon University, October 1-4, 2015.  Some events are free and open to the public.  The purpose of the CMA Summit is to gather our online community of mosaic artists for four days of face-to-face interaction with other enthusiasts and show the general public the very best of mosaic art today.
You do not need to be a member of CMA to register for the Summit.  For those who register there will be several events, including workshops, networking meals, and a mosaic marathon to create a mosaic for donation to a local cause, and plenty of opportunity to learn, network and make friends.  Internationally renowned mosaic art instructors – Laura Rendlen, John Sollinger, Carole Choucair Oueijan, Susan Wechsler, Karen Rycheck and Mireille Swinnen will offer workshops for beginners to the advanced.  Dawn Mendelson will lead the construction of mosaic artwork for North Mountain Park and Nature Center in Ashland.  In addition there will be lots of relaxed time at meals to meet and enjoy other artists who are passionate about mosaics.and much more!
The Southern Oregon University community is invited to our various presentations in the practice of mosaic making.  Keynote speaker Brooks Tower speaking on Philosophical Conundrums in The Practice of Mosaic, Dawn Mendelson talking about creating community, Sue Springer, presenting a talk on Moving to The Next Level; Professionalism And Presentation, Kelley Knickerbocker will help us figure out what happens to our creativity.  These presentations will take place in the Stevenson Union, SOU.
The general public is invited to join us for a very special evening with Lilian Broca, who will speak before presenting her documentary, Return to Byzantium: The Art And Life of Lilian Broca at the Meese Auditorium in the Art Building, SOU, on Friday, October 2 at 8:00 pm.  During the First Friday Art Walk immediately preceding Broca’s presentation will be the artist reception for the mosaic exhibit at the Thorndike gallery in the Art Building.  Also, the public is invited to attend the mosaic exhibit and auction at Belle Fiore Estates and Winery on Thursday, October 1, noon to 6 pm.
CMA is dedicated to mosaic artists worldwide who want to share ideas, develop their technique, creativity, and imagination.  We foster interaction between novices and masters of the trade and artform through a variety of formats, including online discussions, support and advice, announcements of opportunities for work or learning, sharing of mosaic images.

Second Annual Invitational Mosaic Art Exhibit

Over forty recognized mosaic artists will be featured at the Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries at the Oregon Center for the Arts on the Southern Oregon University campus. This extraordinary show will be on display for a month and will coincide with the CAM Summit to be held the first weekend of October. Mosaics in glass, ceramic, cardboard, shells, stones, found objects, cement and a variety of other materials will be featured to showcase the wide variety of artworks being created around the world.
Come join us for First Friday Art Walk on October 2, 5:00 to 8:00 PM at SOU for a chance to meet the artists, view and purchase the extraordinary work and sample wine and light refreshments.
Atsuko Laskaris
Atsuko Laskaris Wonders
KAte Kerrigan Alpine Glow
Kate Kerrigan
Jill McAlvage Smith
Jill McAlvage Smith
Put the Lime in Da Coconut
Kristina Brennen
 We Give The Thanks 
Participating Artists include:
Barbara Benson Keith, Jo Braun, Kristen Brennen, Mark Brody, Ilona Brustad, Rebecca Campbell, Irina Charny, Carole Choucair Oueijan, Jeremy Criswell, Tina Ellis, Chris Emmert, Sharra Frank, Anju Jolly, Kath Jones, Kate Kerrington, Sonia King, Kelley Knickerbocker, Jennifer Kuhns, Atsuko Laskaris, Luci Lytle, Jill McAlvage Smith, Dawn Mendelson, Mimi Near, Terry Nicholls, LeeAnn Petropoulos, Gila Rayberg, Laura Rendlen, Julie Richey, Karen Rycheck, Marian Shapiro, Carol Shelkin, John Sollinger , Robyn Spencer-Crompton, Jeff Spindler, Mireille Swinnen, Carol Talkov, Brooks Tower, Joi Tripp, Claire van der Zwan, David van der Zwan, Susan Wechsler, Geoffrey A. Wilson, Wesley Wong
For more information, please contact Sue Springer [email protected]

Still Room in Some Workshops!

The workshops are filling up fast, however there is still room in the following workshops:
 Karen Rycheck 
Workshop Beginners and Newbies  

Beginners & Newbies  no experience required

Thursday, October 1, and Friday, October 2, 2015
 9 am to 4 pm
Lunch on own
Course cost: $240 – materials included
Number of students: 12 max
Held at SOU
Carole Choucair Oueijan

Two Techniques Intertwined into One Mosaic

Intermediate to Advanced
Thursday, October 1, and Friday, October 2, 2015
 9 am to 4 pm
Lunch on own
Course fee $350 – materials included
Number of students:  min 6, max 10
Held at SOU in the Stevenson Union, room 315a
Susan Weschler

Mask Making – Telling Your Meaningful Visual Story

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Thursday, October 1 and  Friday 2, 2015
9 am to 4 pm
Lunch on own
Course Cost:  $330 – materials included
Number of students:  max 12
Held at SOU in the Stevenson Union, room 313

To register for the Summit and select a workshop:

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation Benefit

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
Brian Jekel art
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
6:30 p.m.
$30 per guest or $240 table host of 8
Buy Tickets online here until Sept. 16th
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
Questions: [email protected] or call 541-601-7496
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 for artists
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation 
[email protected] 
541-601-7496 |

Flowers of Hope Artist Reception

1086 Washburn                            August 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

Flowers of Hope
Artists’ Reception
less than a month away!
Come join us on the beautiful patio at
South Stage Cellars!
Support the artists that help make this happen!
This is our tenth year
with this incredible program
and thanks to your hard work it has been
wonderfully successful!
 A BIG thank you to
South Stage Cellars for donating their beautiful venue.  If you’ve never been there, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to an awesome experience.



 We’ve had full workshops for the last few weeks filling up boxes with new
Flowers of Hope
We still have a few spaces open on
September 5 & 12
September 12  will be the last workshop
that will be fired in time for this year’s donation.
Any Wednesday or Saturday
we have a workshop scheduled
you can come in and make a
Flowers of Hope
Try Fusing!  panel
call or email to save your space
 Flowers of Hope Fusing 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.


$10 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.
TRY FUSING!  Workshop
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!    $15
September 5                     10-12
September 12                   10-12
*For 5 or more people we can schedule a private party!
(We will not be able to schedule any more private parties until after this year’s reception.)

Fun and Easy Projects
Fused Glass!
These table lamps are such a decorative feature in any room.  A $35 value ceramic lamp base that you get to paint yourself, is included in the price of the class.  Patterns available or make your own.
You will need to buy a small amount of glass
and frit.
September 12

Painting with Frit
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and scrap glass to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.  We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.

All frit, scrap glass, stringers, and lunch from Peruvian Point is included. 

     Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.

September 26
10-3pm with an hour lunch break

Glass Fusing Basics
Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass!
If you’re considering buying a kiln, or have one and not sure how to use it, this class is for you.
  In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and a 8″ fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, volume control, trouble shooting, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more!  
October 10 & 17th

Glass Fusing : Dichroic Jewelry
Grab attention with beautiful dichroic glass jewelry you make yourself! Cabochons for necklaces or earrings; they all will dazzle your friends!

Learn to cut them so they fuse perfectly every time. Compatible glass and lots of dichroic glass is included.

Make several pieces for $55

October 24

Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments
Snowflakes, poinsettia’s, angels and more. Put them together and we’ll fire them for you. Get in the holiday spirit with this fun project class.

$30 class fee includes a package of holiday glass, high fire wire, patterns and firing. Make as many as you like!

November 14th
(Can also be done during a workshop time)
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have

 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.

click here to check out our classes



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



 Morning Workshops:


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.

Vote now for People’s Choice winners, Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show

Early morning on the Coquille River. Photo by Robert Miller.

Early morning on the Coquille River. Photo by Robert Miller.

Bandon, OR– Vote for your favorites in the Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show, on display now on the Coquille River boardwalk, First Street SE, in Old Town Bandon.

The 2015 show, Coastal Creatures–Real or Imagined, features 270 works by more than 400 students and adults. The show represents Oregon Coast artists from Seaside to Brookings, and inland to Roseburg. Find paintings, multimedia and sculptural pieces displayed on the boardwalk railing and inside the picnic shelter.

The unique open-air gallery presents creative work against one of Bandon’s most scenic backdrops: find realist paintings of sea life framed by the ebb and flow of the Coquille River, and see illustrations of fabled sea creatures with the lighthouse in the background. The display area spans the boardwalk from the boat basin overlook to the boat launch.

All works are created on weatherproof plywood. Paint is the most common medium. But, this year’s entries delivered some surprises, including photography and sculpted wood.

The boardwalk show will continue through Bandon’s annual Cranberry Festival, the second week of September. Choose up to three favorites, and cast your People’s Choice vote at Bandon Bait & Tackle, 110 First St. SE, through September 11. Attend the art show awards at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, at the Port of Bandon Amphitheater, on the boardwalk.

The show is managed by the Port of Bandon and curated by Bandon artists Ava Richey and Shawn Tempesta.

Registration now open for 2015 Arts Summit

The Oregon Arts Summit in Southern Oregon, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, will include meetings and activities on Oct. 1 and 3, including a tour of the Ashland Shakespeare Festival’s production facility.

Registration now open for 2015 Arts Summit

As the single most important convening of the year for Oregon’s arts community, the Oregon Arts Summit is where seasoned professionals and emerging leaders gather together to learn, to share and to exchange ideas to take back to their organizations. The goal is to build relationships, networks and ultimately strengthen our statewide arts community.

Titled “Creative Exchange,” the 2015 summit is scheduled for Oct. 1-3 at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites. The majority of program content will be held on Friday, Oct. 2, but all are invited to participate in in pre-conference programming on Oct. 1 or to stay and enjoy the richness of the region through the weekend.

Click here to register.

Who Should Attend

  • Educators
  • Arts Organizations
  • Board Members
  • Art Associations
  • Elected Officials
  • Art Council Members

Where is the Summit Located

In order to showcase the richness of art across our entire state we are hosting the summit this year in Southern Oregon. This is an opportunity for attendees to experience the depth and richness of art across this region. We will have artist showcases from this area, opportunities to take art tours, to see shows and to meet Southern Oregon Arts Leaders.

Host Hotel:
Ashland Hills Hotel + Suites
2525 Ashland St
Ashland, OR 97520

Discounted rooms are available for Summit attendees. Contact the hotel directly to book your room.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is generously offering all summit attendees the opportunity to purchase tickets at a 20% discount.

Save 20% on any OSF performance from Thursday, October 1–Sunday, October 4. Buy your tickets online at with PROMO CODE 13440 or call the Box Office at 1-800-219-8161 to get your Oregon Arts Summit discount. Offer valid only for performances 10/1/15-10/4/15. Not applicable to previously purchased tickets. No refund/no exchanges. Offer does not apply to C seats.


Registration is limited and just $85 a person.

Click Here to Register

I hope to see you there!

Samantha Swaim

2015 Summit Director

Eve Margo Withrow – Creative Journeys and Adventures!

 Eve Margo Withrow logo header


One Anemone, paper sculpture on canvas by Eve Margo Withrow
My creative journey has always involved responding to an essential ingredient of an experience and following the threads of that flow to a magical finale.  I trusted the collaboration with an authentic source within and beyond myself. A huge curiosity about this journey has kept my enthusiasm at a fevered pitch for many years.

Recently, the intensity has waned a bit and neither the process nor the outcome has been as compelling.  I wondered if it was simply related to the aging/wisdom journey of slowing down but instead of settling into it, I felt like I was always waiting for an echo, a nudge, and an inspiration.

Going back to clay was not an option.  My hands are no longer strong enough and too arthritic to do the building and my body is no longer strong enough to do the hauling and firing. Plus, the gallery I am part owner of only shows paintings: only work that hangs on the wall. I had no ideas where to go next.

Drawn to the depths of my own presence to ponder I turned again to nature’s state of enlivened being. The seed pod, the ocean coral, the flower; all fully embody a direct experience of being. With this curiosity about the feeling experience of “being the thing” I began to realize that I am closer to knowing the “ME of ME”.

Now is the new beginnings of a new direction in my Artwork.  Sculpture and painting have merged.  I have become an inventor, an engineer and a researcher as I explore new techniques and forms to represent deeper states of being. No doubt there will be many twists and turns; some more successful than others.  The being is in the awareness of each moment on the journey.

10 new pieces will be hanging at Art and Soul Gallery beginning the first week in August.  Drop in and meet me on First Friday Art Walk from 5-8pm August 7th. They are also on my Website under Gallery/New Work.

Intuitive Painting Classes

Solar Wind, mixed media by Eve Margo WithrowAre you ready to explore the edges of your creativity?

Play with and follow the threads of visual expression?

Laugh with the joy available when you trust your intuition
to guide you?

Intuitive Painting at my Medford Studio

Experience and experiment with a variety of non-threatening painting processes. Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted.
First Sunday Of Each Month

 12 noon – 3:00  pm
(This class is usually 1 pm – 4 pm. Time change is for August only

Classes are small and comfortable.

For more information or to register, contact me at 541-772-6888 or [email protected]

Fee: $45.00

You can also join me for Intuitive Painting Classes at
Rogue Gallery & Art Center

  • Thursday, Aug, 5th, 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Tuesday, Sept 1st, 1 pm – 4  pm
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8th, 1 pm – 4 pm

Experience the freedom of color expression as you explore a variety of painting processes and techniques. Work with liquid acrylics and collage to tap into your authentic creative self.

Fee: $190 Rogue Gallery members, $205 non-members, All materials are included

 NEW!  3D Sundays
3 D Sundays with Eve Margo Withrow

Beginning in September, I will be adding a new sculpture class on the 3rd Sunday of each month from1-4pm.

You will be introduced  to a variety of materials and techniques while experiencing the grounded tactile sense of exploring your creative depths in 3 dimensions.  That added perspective changes the creative process in such interesting ways.

You’ll love it.

Possible adventures may include Mask Making both from your own face and from scratch in other materials.  Personal Shrines, Paper-mache Figures and animals, Sculpture From Nature — as in the Andy Goldsworthy style of finding materials and constructing the sculptures on site in nature.

Examples of some of these projects can be seen on my website. Some of the adventures will take more than one class session to complete.

Fee: $50 (includes materials) You will want to bring personal items to embellish certain projects.

 Schedule a Party at my Studio!
Art Party with Eve Margo Withrow
Here is how it works:

  • The birthday gal or guy invite their friends to my home/studio
  • They all bring the food and wine
  • I provide a fun creative project
  • Everyone has a blast creating, laughing, eating and flowing in the enthusiasm of a shared creative adventure
  • All go home with their own creative expression and a joyful memory to cherish

Not just for birthdays! Also fun for any occasion: a date, a family experience or your own personal creative adventures!
To schedule a party contact me at: (541) 772-6888 or [email protected]

Eve Margo WithrowFor more information or to register for a class contact me at: [email protected] or (541) 772-6888

Cathy Dorris Studios has expanded into Kindred Spirits!

 Cathy Dorris Studios has expanded to become Kindred Spirits: Art, Ale, and Wine

Kindred Spirits: Art, Ale, and Wine is:
a gathering place for community, art, music and wine. We invite people to enjoy and create art while sipping a beverage of their choice. We offer over 30 different wines and a wide range of microbrews and cheese plates.

Wednesday and Thursday: 3:00-9:00

Fridays: 3:00-11:00
Saturday: 12:00-6:00
Sunday: 11-6:00


 Cathy Dorris Studios has expanded to become Kindred Spirits: Art, Ale, and Wine
KINDRED SPIRITS: Art. Ale, and Wine, LLC Copyright © 2015
All rights reserved.
Come visit us at:KINDRED SPIRITS: Art. Ale, and Wine

106 Talent Ave. #2

Talent, OR  97540

Sol y Sola

Find this and other sketches of Chile here
I meet the friend of a friend in Santiago.
The woman I do know explains in Spanish
to the one I don’t: “She’s traveling alone.”
With my limited bit of the language, I catch this.
The she is me.
The friend looks at me, eyes wide. “¿Sola?”
I catch thislike a stone.
I’ve traveled several continents alone.
Going solo is my go to. 
But in this gendered language,
the feminine alonesounds beautiful
and final—a label I didn’t know I wore.
I smile and nod. “Sola.”
Two days later, my friend flies away,
and I’m truly alone. A dense, urban haze
smothers the sun, el sol.
Sol, solo—do they share a story, a history?
I pull my coat close and look at the
white sky. I take the bus to a city named
for paradise, but the sun stays
hidden behind coastal clouds.
I step into a small restaurant.
“¿Sola?” asks the waiter.
I smile and nod. “Sola.”
He leads me to a turquoise table by the window.
I sit in the light of two candles and sip wine
until one waxen light burns out
and the other is sola.
If the word for candle in Spanish is feminine.
If I can remember the word for together.
If there is clarity in alone.
If I bring my own light with me.
If I will dream of sun.
Next morning, I wake before the birds.
When dawn stretches
up the hill, the day expands with light.
The sol rises solo
brightening every building
every person walking by,
every dog barking.
I smile and nod.
I remember the word
for together.

Call to Artists: 3rd Annual “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’ McCloud, CA

McCloud ARTS Society Sponsors

3rd Annual “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’

an artist’s experience

Cheryl Petty's Winning Plein Air Painting from the 2014 Paint the Town event

McCloud ARTS Society, in partnership with McCloud Local First, is again hosting “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’ artist’s experience, on Saturday August 15, 10 am to 6 pm in McCloud, CA.

Paint the Town!This event is based upon the original French impressionist masters who left their classical classroom technical painting approach and moved onto portable easels outdoors, or en plein air, where the influence of the natural light on landscapes affected their painting styles. Many refer to them as “painters of light” and “the impressionists.” Familiar names such as Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Van Gogh are associated with this style of magnificent painting. Local artists are trying to recreate interest in painting our great Shasta outdoors. Dorothea Schoenstein, organizer of Paint the Town, stated “the experience is indeed invigorating and challenging at the same time.  Lighting does play an important role in how the scene is interpreted onto the canvas or paper. For example, one early morning, two of us were painting Lake Siskiyou from different vantage points. Later we stopped for lunch and were surprised to see the similar colors chosen for our paintings.  Lavenders and coral colors were predominant in both compositions! Not a coincidence, but recognition of the influence of natural light on the scenic subject matter.”

Paint the Town!Painting outdoors with a group of painters or alone provides the artist, novice or experienced, with a stimulating, ever-changing experience.  The changing light patterns, the smell of fresh air, the sounds of the forest or river brings an artist to paint outdoors.  There is no confinement, very few interruptions, and concentration begins. The connection to nature is visible on canvas or paper.

Plein air painting has grown across the nation in recognition with participation at all levels of artistry.  McCloud Arts Society is in its third year of offering an opportunity for artists and students to join them for the day.  Locations for subjects have been previewed for good vantage points and compositions; otherwise, an artist can come and select their own location from the McCloud Falls to old garages.  At the end of the painting day, 3:30pm, a wet paint art show will be displayed on the porch of the mercantile building for the public to enjoy.  It will be an informal exhibit with wonderful music and wine.  Music by Allison and Victor will lend support to the day of French style of painting.  The public is invited and asked to vote for their favorite piece.  The winner will receive $50 and the privilege of having their work on next year’s postcard.

Campbell Global has funded our scholarship program that will support participation of up to 10 students under the age of 18.  Each student will receive some instruction and supplies.  Interested students should contact Chairperson Dorothea Schoenstein at 964-2065.

This year on the same Saturday there will be a car show downtown, a quilt show, the melodrama, and our exhibit.  More information is available on the McCloud Arts Society Facebook page, or contact Dorothea Schoenstein 964-2065.  Pre-Registion is $20 thru August 10, and same day registration $30.  A $10 box lunch is available from White Mountain Café, order at morning registration. Canvases and paper for competition must have a registration mark on back.

Call to Artists: 10th Annual 2016 Au Naturel Exhibition at Clatsop Community College

Clatsop Community College LogoClatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, announces the 2016 International Juried Exhibition, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, and invites entries. This special tenth anniversary show will be held in honor and memory of Royal Nebeker, internationally renowned artist and beloved instructor who taught at CCC for over 30 years and who served as the first juror for the competition. The 2016 Au Naturel exhibit will open on Thursday, January 21, 2016 and continues through March 10, 2016.

The Au Naturel competition is open to all artists working in any two dimensional drawing, painting, or printmaking medium with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making. Entrants must be 18 years or older, and submitted artwork must have been executed in the last three years and available for the duration of the exhibit.  Due to the special focus of the exhibit, any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted. Visit the exhibit website,, to view artwork from previous Au Naturel exhibitions and for further information about the show.

Applications are now being accepted online using the CaFÉ™ website,

Applications must be received on CaFÉ™ by Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time, Saturday, November 7, 2015.  There is no additional fee to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. Enter and register a username and password. Navigate to Apply to Calls, and search the list for Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century. The site also provides detailed instructions for use. There is a $40 fee for the submission of up to three images, and $5 for each additional image submitted.

2016 exhibit awards will include $1,000 in cash prizes and up to $2,000 in purchase awards. A select number of Visiting Artist Workshop awards will also be granted. Additionally, one artist will be chosen to be featured in a solo show for the following exhibition season (2016-2017) at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery.

For a prospectus, send a SASE to Au Naturel International Juried Exhibition c/o Kristin Shauck, Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103 or download it from the Au Naturel website,

Lisa Harris, juror of the 2016 Au Naturel Exhibition at clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon.

Lisa Harris, owner and director of Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle, is the juror for Clatsop Community College’s 2016 International Juried Exhibition Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century.

Serving as juror for the 2016 exhibit is Lisa Harris, the Director and Owner of Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle, WA. The gallery, which represents thirty Northwest and West Coast contemporary artists including Royal Nebeker, has been presenting rotating exhibitions for the past 31 years. Harris is a founding member of the Seattle Art Dealers Association and a member of Art Table, the national organization of women in the visual arts.

Harris received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History with Highest Honors from Williams College in 1975 and studied at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) from 1973 to 1974. She earned an M.B.A. in Arts Management from the University of California at Los Angeles (now the Anderson School at UCLA), and during that time did an internship at the Oakland Museum where she focused on strategic planning. From 1979 to 1980 she was Assistant to the President of Cornish Institute (now Cornish College of the Arts) for which she curated an historic American-Soviet exhibition. Faculty at Cornish and a similar art institute in Vladivostok (then a “closed” city) provided work for joint exhibitions that took place in Nakhodka and Seattle.

Before founding her own gallery in 1984, Harris served as Director of Pioneer Square Gallery where she collaborated with other galleries to firmly establish Seattle’s First Thursdays. She has served as a juror for organizations such as Gage Academy, Women Painters of Washington, Edmonds Art Festival, Eastside Fine Art Association, and Artist Trust (The Artist Innovator Award). Last year, Harris co-curated the exhibition, John Cole: A Historical Perspective, at the Museum of Northwest Art.

For more information, contact Kristin Shauck, 503-338-2472 or [email protected].

Attached Image: Lisa Harris, owner and director of Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle, is the juror for Clatsop Community College’s 2016 International Juried Exhibition Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century.