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Rogue Gallery Celebrates Art in Bloom Festival

Rogue Gallery and Art center logo Medford Oregon

May 10, 10:00 – 5:00 pm

May 11, 11:00 – 4:00 pm

 

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center will feature a variety of activities during downtown Medford’s Art in Bloom festival, including art projects for children and adults, art contests, and an exciting exhibit.

 

“Eugene Bennett and Friends: His Personal Art Collection”, opens the weekend of the festival. This exhibit includes the work of other artists that Bennett collected, as well as favorites of his own work. Works include paintings, drawings, monoprints, and sculptures.

 

Southern Oregon Subaru will display a new Subaru in front of the Rogue Gallery to inspire attendees to create art based on the theme of “Where would you take this Subaru?” Art supplies will be available for participants to paint or draw wherever their imagination takes them. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: children (up to 10 years old), youth (11 – 15 years old), and adults (15+). Jurors will choose the best work in each category and winners will receive free tuition for a Summer Art Camp of their choice in the children’s and youth categories, and a gift certificate in the adult division.

 

Children can make their mothers a special gift of paper flowers in the Rogue Gallery garden. Instructors will be there to assist children in creating these colorful, delightful works. The art studio will also be open for creating art. Rogue Gallery will provide all needed supplies.

 

All activities are free to the public.

 

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

 

 

***A Taste of Ashland & AGA May Exhibits***

Poster for the 2014 Taste of Ashland Festival A Taste of Ashland is this Weekend!

Get your tickets before they sell out again this year!!

Art ~ Food ~ Wine Festival

April 26 & 27

12 noon – 4 PM

For more information and to purchase tickets visit:

www.atasteofashland.com

541-488-0178

To view a larger version of this year’s Taste of Ashland poster picture to the right, just click the image! —>

To print and share the 2014 Taste Poster, click here to download a printable pdf file

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Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Galleries

May 2014

 

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, May 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this 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 off of our website: ashlandgalleries.com

Most exhibits run throughout the month of May!

Visit our website for more information about all of the exhibits: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Hanson Howard Gallery

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Sculpture by Robin and John Gumaelius

Gumaelius and Anne Kristine

Collaborating artists and husband and wife, Robin and John Gumaelius incorporate ceramic, steel and wood to create animated human and birdlike sculptures. Their works are comical, bizarre and highly inventive. Robin says, “Radio stories, history books, biking adventures, gardening notes, neighbors spied, strangers watched in stores and parks and cars jangle together in our heads and come so freely to our fingers that when we see the pieces finished we are often delighted – as if we are not their creators; they just come to talk with us for a while and then leave again”. In their unique working relationship, Robin and John combine both skill and imagination together as an artistic team to build a singularly unusual world out of clay and mixed media.
The couple and their four young children live in a wooded environment
near the coast in Washington. While starting with a tree house, they have also built their own home, studio, barn and lush garden.
The May exhibit also includes Paintings by Anne Kristine who is a recent and welcome addition to our gallery stable.

 

 

 

Photographers Gallery

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Photograph by David Sherman

David Sherman Photos of Greece

On September 18th, 2004, I was married in Lithia Park, Ashland. On the next morning, we jumped on a plane, and travelled to a place I hadn’t been to in 20 years. I found my beloved Greece the same. Blue waters with white washed homes, fresh breeze. I took about 5000 pictures in just two weeks; here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

The Photographers’ Gallery features Fine Art Photography by Southern Oregon’s Finest.  Located at the Ashland Art Center, the Photographers’ Gallery is the only one of its kind between Portland and San Francisco. The gallery features work by eleven photographers ranging from nationally recognized to emerging artists. A wide variety of styles are represented including: black & white, landscape, street, travel and abstract photography.

 

 

Nimbus

Eric Christenson, “Wine Country Artist”

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“Passion for Pinot” by Eric Christenson

Eric Christensen began painting professionally in 1992.  Since that time he has enjoyed amazing success and a growing reputation as a celebrated Wine Country Artist. Self-taught, he invented a watercolor technique that allows him to create images of vibrant color that go beyond the look and depth of a high quality photograph. Christensen is truly unique in his field and is considered to be the country’s premier watercolor artist capable of hyperrealism through the use of standard watercolor.
Christensen began to develop his interest in painting, along with botany, classical music, and gourmet cooking as a child in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over time he has acquired a commanding knowledge in each of these fields, which have blended to make him the preeminent artist of today. In addition to his interests, Christensen also derives inspiration from the wine country surrounding his home, which is invariably portrayed in his paintings. As Christensen asserts, “it’s about the lifestyle – and the art of Fine Living!”

Join us at the Gallery in Nimbus to enjoy the artwork of Eric Christensen. You must see in person to appreciate his talent and artistry.  His art will be available to enjoy throughout the summer of 2014.  Wine and cheese served on First Fridays. Smiles everyday.

 

 

Hilltop Gallery

Squaring Off

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By Richard Newman

“Squaring Off,” a two-person exhibit by Richard and Rochelle Newman of Ashland opens on April 26 for the “Taste of Ashland” and runs till June 2nd, 2014.

“In this exhibit, the artists’ long-term partnership allows for sparring back and forth and the bouncing of ideas between overlapping, but distinct, sensibilities.  They have chosen to use the square and its incarnations as the departure point for their interplay and exhibition parameters.

The square is a diva, the generator of families of important rectangles that provide both variety and consistency. Despite her stability and uniformity, she is not a bore. Contrary to some opinions concerning her high symmetry, she provides infinite variety through a change in size, color, scale and distortion. She gives a constant length for measure, a constant square for area, and a constant cube for space. Her sub-divisions can be both playful and austere.

This exhibit provides a variety of media in both two and three dimensions for the viewer to play hide and seek by recognizing the compositional use of the square.”

Richard and Rochelle Newman
Artists and Curators

 

 

Gabriella Mingoia, Former Britt Intern

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Catching up with Gabriella Mingoia

We like to check in with our former interns to discover what new adventures they’re having and how being a Britt Intern contributed to their career goals. Gabriella was a Development Intern during 2013.

Education Fellow at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Since graduating from Southern Oregon University in 2013, I have been working as an Education Fellow at the award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The fellowship is an 11-month program consisting of 16 professionals working in either the production or artistic side of the theatre. My fellowship at Berkeley Rep has been extremely valuable and I can’t begin to describe how much I’ve learned in the past 6 months. I work on behalf of the School of Theatre’s Teen Council program, an umbrella program for a variety of events/classes for Bay Area High School students. I function as an administrator, a marketing associate, a producer, and an educator. The most exciting aspect of my job is that I make sure that San Francisco Bay Area teens have access to theatre. I’ve learned directly from mentoring a teen, how important it is for the arts and the community to intersect. Working with teenagers has taught me how impactful community engagement really is.

My Future Goals

After my fellowship, I hope to continue to work in the Bay Area. I’m interested in producing community engagement projects that bring together a myriad of arts organizations and the communities they serve. In the future, I hope to get my MFA in Theatre Criticism. But honestly, my plans seems to change every day!  

How the Britt Internship Help Me Grow

I don’t think that I would be a fellow at Berkeley Rep if I hadn’t done my Britt Festivals internship. My mentors at Britt believed in my career goals and pushed me to pursue them. The skills I learned at the Britt were really applicable to my fellowship at Berkeley Rep. I still apply what I’ve learned to the daily tasks of the fellowship. It really prepared me administratively.

Passages

Most often we notice the starting and end points of a journey, not the passages between. This blue gate demands to be noticed, while at the same time it invites us into the sun-dappled world beyond. Seeing it near my house always gives me a smile – who knows where the day may take us?

Price: $575.00 
Media: oil on stretched canvas
Size: 20×16 in
© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

 

Ancient Beginnings II

Volcanic action millions of years ago created these red rocks at Diablo Canyon, New Mexico; carved out by water, this landscape is still in formation. Standing among them, I realize how short a human life really is. Luckily, my art will last a lot longer than me – though not as long as the canyons.

Price: $325.00
Media: Oil on stretched canvas
Size: 7×11

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

Ancient Beginnings I

I traveled with a plein air group to Diablo Canyon, just outside of Santa Fe near the Rio Grande. The drama of the rocks and clouds gave us plenty to paint. It’s certainly a change from the rolling hills of Southern Oregon, where I’ve been painting for the past couple of years!

Price: $500.00
Media: Oil on stretched canvas
Size: 16×12 in

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

2014 Season Announcement Party Rocks!

Britt announced its 2014 line up of artists this Wednesday to a packed house of excited Britt Festival subscribers, TV reporters, and local businesses.  Donna Briggs, Britt Festival’s President and CEO, presented the artists creatively, offering patrons the opportunity to guess the band from the song, played with gusto by the Matt Hill Trio.  (All photos were taken by Vicki Rosette).

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The stage was absolutely packed with Britt Festival patrons who were wined and dined with a delightful display of local wines and beers and gourmet pizza.  People reconnected, toasted to the upcoming season, and discovered new artists as video played of the headliners gracing our stage this season.

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Britt staff member Bow Seltzer (left) and Britt Board member Jim Earley reconnect.

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Ken and Linda Reeder look forward to hearing the Season Announcement.

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The Matt Hill Trio plays “Kokomo,” while guests play “Guess that Artist,” to win Britt-focused prizes!

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Paula and Terry Erdmann enjoy local wines.

Compositional Figure Painting Workshop with Sean Forester

Sarah F. Burns is working with Ashland Art Center to bring Sean Forester to Ashland in May to present an awesome intensive Compositional Figure Painting workshop.
TWO LIVE models – playing Ophelia and Hamlet – you can work in grisaille or use the Zorn palette
We’ll look to master paintings of the 19th century for guidance in creating great modern compositions.
Sean is both a very excellent painter and an art historian and humanities lecturer.  He and Andrew Ameral created and run the Golden Gate Atelier in San Francisco.
Sean has a lot of great stuff planned for this workshop, which includes a book he’s written about composition.
And even if you don’t work in a strict classical style (who does?) – the principles in this workshop will carry over for anyone who works with the figure.
May 15 – 18
10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Ashland Art Center
Cost – $330 AAC member, $380 general

At Home with Art

One of the benefits of being an artist is that there’s never a lack of art to decorate with! A landscape painting on the wall is the best therapy for those of us who feel more at home in nature than indoors. I’ve also found that a still life can calm and inspire, and a portrait of a pet or animal can be the best companion when the house feels empty. (My husband’s name is Art, so literally, I’m married to it…)

When I moved to Taos, New Mexico a few weeks ago, the first thing I did was hang up my paintings. They looked so nice on the adobe walls that I had to take some photos!

Do you have some empty walls? I sell my work online:  eBay, Daily Paintworks, and Zatista. The Artful Eye gallery in Cloverdale, CA also sells my work – primarily wine country and California scenes.

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

My Southwestern Sabbatical

I’ve temporarily relocated to Taos, New Mexico, primarily to plein air paint somewhere new and different.

It’s a big change for me. I’ve spent all of my life on the west coast and the past seven years in Oregon, and I love those places so much I thought I’d never leave.

But recent visits to New Mexico, where my daughter and step-son also live, have inspired me – the work and life of Georgia O’Keefe, the rich Native American cultural traditions, and the landscape’s breathtaking canyons, charming adobes and wide-open skies. Combine these things with the year-round sunshine, and you can see why New Mexico has been calling me to head outside and paint.

To give you an idea of where I am now, I took some pictures around our new house, near Taos. Scroll down to see them.

Thanks for reading my latest news, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Blessings, Silvia.

PS. To stay posted on my latest endeavors, subscribe to this blog by using the links in the upper-right corner of the page, or connect with me on my Facebook page.

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

We love our adobe house. It’s nice to be surrounded by earthen walls and be so well insulated from the temperature extremes out doors.

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

This is the gate that leads into our “compound”. I can’t wait to paint it when the trees start to green up a little!

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Here’s where my dog Becky and I plan to take in many doses of Vitamin D!

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

Our house is one of several in a “compound”, all owned by a nice older gentleman. All of the homes are different – there is no “cookie cutter” adobe. The place feels like a community but everyone maintains their own space – just how I like it.