The Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) October meeting will be the group’s last regular season meeting of 2016. The meeting takes place on October 24, 2016 at the Medford Public Library at 6:30 pm. This is a critique meeting, which means all members are welcome to bring their completed, gallery-ready works to be critiqued by guest artist Lucy Warnick.
Non-members are welcome to come and observe. The meeting starts at 6:30 with refreshments and social time. Then the critique starts at 7 pm.
Lucy Warnick Bio
Lucy Warnick was born in the Chicago area and began her art education at the University of Illinois before moving to the northwest.
While studying at Oregon State University under Nelson Sandgren, Warnick was introduced to painting outdoors, which is still the foundation of her work.
Lucy received a BFA in painting from the University of Oregon in 1974. She has worked as a teacher and arts administrator in Southern Oregon and Houston, Texas, as well as exhibiting her work throughout the country.
Nature is the source of inspiration for Lucy’s paintings and prints. She paints outdoors year-round as well as working from models and painting still life.
For more information please call Judy Grillo at (661 )609-5837 or BJ Mathis at (541) 414-492.
Did you know that Congress appropriates a mere 46 cents per person to support the arts across the country? Americans for the Arts’ Arts Action Fund doesn’t think that’s enough. In fact, a majority of Americans agree with us that Congress should double funding to 1$ per capita for the Arts.
Before you cast your votes on November 8th, please explore our 2016 Congressional Arts Report Card. This useful tool can help guide you in picking pro-arts candidates that could potentially help us reach our goal of 1$ per capita for the Arts.
Please also contribute to the Arts Action Fund PAC so we can financially support the re-election campaigns of key Congressional arts leaders featured in the Congressional Arts Report Card. The Arts Action Fund PAC is exclusively supported by members like you and 100 percent of the contributions are given to pro-arts candidates.
Fused Glass Ornaments
Snowflakes, poinsettias, 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!
1086 Washburn Hours:
Medford, OR Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net Sat 10-1p
(541) 779-0272 Closed: Sun & Mon.
ASHLAND, Ore. — In the basement of Mix Bakeshop, Beth Kander began the first rewrites of her new play, Hazardous Materials. It was fall 2015 and her play The Bottle Tree was one of the four winning plays for Ashland New Plays Festival’s flagship event that year.
ANPF is a non-profit organization celebrating its 25th year of encouraging playwrights in the creation of new works. The organization offers public readings of selected plays and educational forums to the community through discussions and workshops.
ANPF’s Festival Week runs October 19 through 23, with matinee and evening performances each day as well as a playwriting workshop on Saturday, October 22, led by Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and ANPF Host Playwright EM Lewis.
This year’s winners are Beth Kander for Hazardous Materials, Stephanie Walker for The Madres, Mike Teele for EdanEv, and Michael Erickson for Oberon Springs.
Hundreds of playwrights submit new works to ANPF each year, and the winners are chosen by a cadre of local volunteer readers and ANPF’s Artistic Director, Kyle Haden.
During the festival, the winning plays are presented as dramatic readings, directed and acted by individuals from Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University.
All the winning playwrights agree that the opportunity to share their work with actors, directors, and audiences strengthens their plays.
“My work can only be stronger when working with directors, set designers, actors. We are better together,” says Kander, her sentiments echoed by Walker, Teele, and Erickson.
“Getting a laugh or a question, it’s invaluable,” says Erickson. “That’s why something like ANPF is so great because you get that feedback that’s so hard to come by.”
Our feature, “Better Together,” introduces you to each of the playwrights and their new plays. Click here to download the pdf file.
Learn more about ANPF and see the complete performance schedule at www.ashlandnewplays.org.
Hello blog. Oh dear, I am truly terribly inconsistent bloggess…bloggeur? Just checked the date of the last post and the shame! And what to do about it? Update, I suppose. In no particular order, I have been busy and not busy. Being a full-time artist often is a game of Hurry Wait. Hurry to finish a show, wait until sales or orders come through. Hurry to get samples together for customers…wait until they make a decision. Hurry to organize a new catalogue….wait until it is done. And on it goes.
The even more honest answer why there is such a long gap between posts is that work, art, painting, small business life is hard. Hard when it is slow. Hard to hustle when you feel like you’re giving it your all and your all is…not all enough. Really hard to stay upbeat and motivated. There are peaks and valleys with the creative life, I’m the first to write about it, preach about it, celebrate it and commiserate with fellow artists going through it. But when you’re in it? When I’m in it? Ugh. Poo. Yuck. Blah.
And yet I continue. I am painting. I am reaching out to customers. I am keeping the faith. I just returned from a wonderful visit to Mexico, a long planned Christmas/Birthday gift from my mum and step-dad and that was a colorful palette shot in my arm. Every corner, every turn was a new inspiration. A hacienda, topiaries, hand painted frescos of Mary, lanterns, cobblestone streets, hand lettering, tropical greenery, and the color! Oh, the magnificent palette that was Mexico.
Hacienda Rosa, the pink house. Time to get out my rose colored glasses and put them back on. xoxo
“Hacienda Rosa” 8×12″ available for purchase on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/listing/483504175/hacienda-rosa?ref=shop_home_active_1
Ashland Gallery Association October 2016 Art Exhibits
Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!
Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download from the embedded pdf at the bottom of this post. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com
Ashland Gallery Association October Spotlight Exhibits
Third Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour
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