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SOAR Welcomes Pam Haunschild!

Quail, by Pam Haunschild

Quail, by Pam Haunschild

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome Pam Haunschild, who specializes in abstract nature art, to the Visual Artist and Art Education directories! We have thoroughly enjoyed looking at her charming paintings, collages and monotype prints, inspired by natural subjects and sometimes incorporating them. If you don’t know Pam and her work already, we are happy to introduce you to her and hope you will visit her website so you can enjoy becoming a bit more familiar with her wonderful artistic style.

“After a career as a social science Professor, I moved to a wooded property near Ashland and now have time to pursue my lifelong interest in art.  I am inspired by the natural beauty of our region and include flora and/or fauna in all my paintings.  My work is abstract, but the natural elements, e.g., flowers, birds, fish, can be identified.  I try to convey emotion and an appreciation of nature through bright colors and strong design elements.  Much of my work is mixed-media, and I often use fibers, wood, and other natural materials.

“A self-professed ‘workshop junkie,’ I am also taking college art courses and teaching workshops at Ashland Art Center and for OLLI at SOU.  You can see my work at the Ashland Art Center‘s Main Gallery.”

Pam has a number of gallery exhibits and events planned for the remainder of 2014 where you can also see her work in person:

July                      Rogue Valley Manor          Medford
September          Belle Fiore Winery            Ashland
September          Ashland Open Studios Tour
October               ArtOberfest                        Cave Junction
November          Bloomsbury Books            Ashland

Please help us give Pam a warm welcome to the Southern Oregon Artists Resource–see her new listing for a complete set of web links and contact information, visit her Facebook page and show her some love with a “like”! Even better, register for one of her workshops or purchase a piece of her fabulous art!

Holiday Art Event Announcements and More from Chatauqua Lodge


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Peninsula Arts Association is hosting their 6th annual Studio Tour November 29th & 30th. There are 16 different galleries to browse throughout the Peninsula. Hours are 10am – 4pm. (See link below in Upcoming Events.) While you are here explore our wonderful Trails, Parks, Lighthouses, and our lovely Coastline. Check this link for more outdoors-adventures. Also, we have plenty of participating restaurants willing to give our guests a 10% discount off of their meal. Don’t forget to ask the front desk for discount coupon information!

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Upcoming events

October & November – Wild Mushroom Celebration – Peninsula-Wide
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November 15th – 17th & 30th. December 1st – 4th, 14th – 16th & 29th – 31st. – Clam Digs – Peninsula-Wide
Click here for Clamming info

November 29th – December 1st – Holidays at the Beach – Long Beach
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November 29th & 30th – Art Studio Tour – Peninsula-Wide
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December 7th – Lighted Boat Parade & Crab Pot Christmas Tree – Ilwaco Docks
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December 15th – Tuba Christmas – Ilwaco
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December 31st – Fireworks at Midnight Over the Ocean – Long Beach
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Portland Ballet Offers Pay-What-You-Will Tickets for Holiday Performances

The Portland Ballet – Upcoming Events Calendar
Nov 29 – Dec 1, The Enchanted Toy Shop with Firebird
Dec 1 – Capitol Highway studio construction wraps
January 6, 2014 – Classes resume
Jan 25, 2014 – Grand Re-Opening Gala

The Portland Ballet Introduces Pay-What-You-Will Ticketing,  Welcomes Wider Audiences to the Arts

This Thanksgiving weekend, The Portland Ballet (TPB) offers Portland audiences a unique proposition: a full 90-minute ballet with live orchestra for only $5.

In an effort to bring arts performances to a wider audience, TPB is setting aside 100 pay-what-you-will tickets for each of its six performances.  Available at the PSU Lincoln Hall box office one hour before the show, the tickets are good for open seating and cost $5, plus an optional donation.  Adult tickets usually cost $35.  A preview performance on November 29 at 4pm will have only pay-what-you-will tickets, which can be reserved by calling the Lincoln Hall box office.

The company hopes that people who might not usually attend live arts in Portland will have a chance to do so this holiday season.  “We’re committed to getting new audiences and different kinds of people in the door,” said Jim Lane, Managing Director.  “We don’t want finances to be a reason to stay at home.”

Portland Ballet introduces Pay What You Will ticketing for holiday performances

Pairing TPB’s beloved holiday show The Enchanted Toyshop with the classic Russian folktale Firebird, the performance offers a full evening of high-quality dance and music.  This program features original choreography by John Clifford, widely considered the protégé of George Balanchine, and live accompaniment by the Portland State University Symphony.  At $5, “it’s really the best deal in town,” says Lane.

The addition of Clifford’s 2005 Firebird brings drama and history to the production.  With the highly dramatic elements of danger (evil sorcerer Kaschei), beauty (the bewitching Firebird), tragedy (Princesses held captive by Kaschei) and romance (valiant Prince Ivan), the ballet is technically and artistically challenging.  TPB founders Nancy Davis and Jim Lane count the ballet among their favorite roles, having danced it with Los Angeles Ballet approximately 75 times, nationwide.

Rehearsals for the holiday show continue amid construction.  TPB is nearly finished with a 75% expansion of its Hillsdale studio, including the addition of an entirely new, third studio.  The expansion was underwritten with a $170,000 capital campaign and launched in April 2013. In addition to individual donors, the capital campaign received significant and generous support from the M.J. Murdoch Charitable Trust, the Meyer Memorial Trust, and The Collins Foundation.

Led by Artistic Director Nancy Davis, The Portland Ballet nurtures young dancers from age three to 19.  TPB students are trained with professional intent by a faculty that includes some of the nation’s finest dancers and choreographers.  TPB dancers leave the school with the life skills – commitment, discipline, teamwork, curiosity, and pride – to succeed in any endeavor.  TPB graduates have gone on to professional dance careers with companies such as Houston Ballet, St. Louis Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Sacramento Ballet, Ballet West and Ballet Idaho.  Instructors come from the National Ballet, the original Los Angeles Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet, Odessa Ballet, Smuin Ballet/SF, Le Grand Ballet de Genève, BodyVox, Ballet West, and many others.  For more information, visit TPB online at

John Clifford’s The Enchanted Toy Shop with Firebird
90 minutes, with intermission.  Respighi and Stravinsky played live at every performance by the PSU Symphony.

Where: PSU’s Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park at Market Street
When: November  29 – December 1, 2013
Friday, November 29, 4 PM (preview)
Friday, November 29, 7 PM (opening night)
Saturday/Sunday, November 30/December 1, 1 & 4 PM

Reserved Seating: $15, youth; $35, adult; $90, family package (two adult, two youth)
Open Seating: Pay-What-You-Will Tickets available at the door for every performance ($5 minimum)

Ticketing Information:  503-725-3307 ● Tickets at PSU Lincoln Hall Box Office or online at

Praise for The Portland Ballet’s The Enchanted Toyshop
“Charm and vitality to spare…its lively pace varied with action-packed divertissements.” — The Oregonian

CONTACT:  Caitlin Dwyer, Marketing
caitlinattheportlandballetdotorg • 503.423.7753

Art A lliance of So. Oregon Meeting this Thursday!

Arts Alliance of southern Oregon logoPlease join us on October 24, 2013 from 5:00 – 6:30PM for a meeting of the artists, artist organizations, advocates and enthusiasts of southern Oregon at:

40 S. Bartlett St. Medford, OR 97501

All are welcome!!!

During this meeting, we will brainstorm actions, goals and ideas for a Southern Oregon campaign to promote the arts in Jackson and Josephine Counties. We hope you can attend and will invite anyone who may be interested in getting involved in the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

“Fine Art and Fine Wine” Artists Workshop Show at Paschal Winery

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Rogue Gallery Artists Reception TONIGHT + Call to Artists for the holidays!

Artist Reception this Friday, October 18, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

A Canopy of Briars: Susan ApplegateSusan-Applegate-Painting
October 11 – November 15, 2013

Paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor by Oregon artist Susan Applegate reflect her personal mission to remove the encroaching blackberry brambles from her ranch in Yoncalla, Oregon. These lively paintings reveal both the beauty of the plant’s fruit and her humorous struggle with conquering the thorny vines.
The Edge of Light by Susan Applegate

Thank you to everyone who participated
in our 2013 auction “Masqued Moon”!
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Thanks to the volunteers, donors and guests who made Masqued Moon an elegant, fun, successful event!

Check out more photos HERE!

Photo by Mary Wilkins-Kelly

Call-to-Artists for the Holidays!shopxmas
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is looking for one-of-a-kind gift items, such as woodwork, leatherwork, hand-made textiles, fiber, jewelry, handmade candles, soaps, by lotions, glass, etc. for our Artisan Gift Shop for the holiday season.  If you currently have your work in the shop and would like to add to it please e-mail Kate at kateatroguegallerydotorg  (kateatroguegallerydotorg)   to set up a time to bring in new inventory. If you would like to become one of our gift shop artist please e-mail Kim at kimatroguegallerydotorg  (kimatroguegallerydotorg)   with images of your work, along with their retail prices (please factor in that the artist commission is 60% of the retail price).

ARToberfest next weekend!!

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October Art Events - Hood River, Oregon

If you’ll find yourself in Portland or Hood River this October, check out these arts & culture events from our neighbors further North!

October 2013
 215 Cascade Avenue  Hood River, Oregon 97031   541-387-8877

It’s October and “something wicked this way comes.” Macbeth is set in a post apocalyptic world that will entertain in new and surprising ways. Tickets for this show are on sale now or purchase season tickets to ensure you don’t miss any of our amazing productions.Also in October, we celebrate the lushness and variety of Columbia River Gorge wine with our Gallery exhibit The Crush. Every Friday evening we host wine tastings from local wineries, bring a friend and enjoy the local bounty.

As always, we welcome you in joining us at the Center, your home for the arts.

Cultivating Community,

The CCA Team

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Gallery Show:
The Crush  

Oct. 4th -27th
This October, The Gallery at Columbia Center for the Arts explores the perfect pairing of fine wine and art.
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The Nook Gallery: Charlotte Van Zant-King
October 4th – 27th
The Nook Gallery at Columbia Center for the Arts presents presents print-maker and mosaic artist Charlotte Van Zant-King from Goldendale, WA.

School’s Out-Art’s In:Kid’s Printmaking
Every Tuesday and Thursday the month of
October  null
Get ready to explore the planet from a printmaking press!  We’ll carve, roll, ink, and print our way across deserts, mountains, oceans and rainforests, learning a bit about each ecosystem as we go.
Learn More…


Gifts from Our Ancestors
Oct. 5th-Nov. 3rd
Starting October 5th, nationally acclaimed Northwest Native American artist Lillian Pitt shares the inspiration for her art and how she honors the gifts from her ancestors with a presentation and family-friendly workshop in clay mask-making.

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Dar Williams in Concert with Anne Weiss
Oct. 6th
The New York Times has described Dar Williams as one of America’s best singer-songwriters. We’re proud to host Dar in her only show in the region this year.
With only a few tickets left for what is slated to be an amazing evening of friends and entertainment, act fast and get your tickets today.

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Fall Foliage & Waterfall
Photography Workshop

Oct. 19th
Join The Studio at Columbia Center for the Arts and Outdoor Viewfinder, Jason Waicunas for our Fall Foliage and Waterfall Photography Workshop. This workshop will enhance your knowledge of exposure and composition techniques for fall foliage, waterfalls and creeks!

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Mt. Hood Independent Film Series:
Fright Night

Oct. 23rd
Join us at the Center for a night of frightful film. So many films, so many screams.
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Harmony of the Gorge Chorus
Oct. 26th
Columbia Center for the Arts proudly hosts Harmony of the Gorge Chorus with special guests Stardust Quartet and CODA Quartet.
Learn More…

Life & Portrait Drawing Club:
Every 2nd and 4th Friday, Oct. – May


You’re invited to attend our Drawer’s Club in the Studio. Paint or draw from a live model. All skill levels are welcome. We’ll provide the model, easels and tables; you bring your art supplies and enjoy honing your skills.
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On Going Class every Thursday:
Oil Painting with Cathleen Rehfeld

“My oil painting class is designed to work with you wherever you’re at in your progression as an artist.” All are welcome!


CCA’s CAST Theatre Season Tickets are on Sale Now!

Take advantage of saving money by purchasing season tickets to 3, 4 or 5 shows. You won’t want to miss the sometimes dark, sometimes adventurous and always entertaining season at the Columbia Center for the Arts where our Stage Troupe shines.

Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival is back Nov. 8th-11th 2013
Tickets on Sale Now! 
In it’s second year, Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival is sure to please. Get your tickets early.
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Tickets for the Staged Reading of
Other Desert Cities
by Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Judie Hanel

Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Judie Hanel is a play about a daughter returning for a Christmas gathering after writing a tell-all book about a family secret. Other Desert Cities is a searing comedy with banter that dazzles and decimates.

Theatre Roadtrip to OSF Returns…
June 2014 

Join Columbia Center for the Arts as we travel to Ashland, Oregon June 27th-30th 2014 to experience the Oregon Shakespeare Festival! See three great performances, stay at the lovely Ashland Springs Hotel and travel by private coach.
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Upcoming Events


& Outreach

“CCA Presents…”

Film Festival

Upcoming Arts & Culture Events from Josephine County NonProfit Network


Through October
The Grants Pass Branch of the Josephine Community Library’s Above the Shelves exhibit spaces has been taken over by the Southern Oregon Modern Quilt Guild.  Nineteen quilters from all over Southern Oregon are exhibiting over 20 bright and bold mini quilts and asking “Quilting Outside the Blox: What Makes A Quilt Modern” located near the Circulation Desk. Quilts and information also fill the Glass Case, Glass Room and shelves in the Computer Room.
Josephine Community Library: Grants Pass 
On Display During Business Hours: Tues & Thurs 2 – 7 pm  Wed & Fri  11 – 4 pm  Sat noon – 4 pm
“Windows of Hope” Art from the 4th Annual UCAN Fundraiser will be on exhibit until October 26th,
when they will be auctioned off to benefit families and food banks in Douglas and Josephine counties.
Donating artists include: Tommi Drake, Janet Higgins, Vickie Magallon, Marcee Siemens, Allison Sitov, 

Shirley Usher, and E’ Webb.  Their pieces will be shown Above the Shelves and in the Glass Room.
Imagine OCTOBER 6 AT 6PM  
Barnstormer’s Theatre
Here’s the lineup
A scene from the comedy, “House of Blue Leaves,” with David Mannix and Diane Nichols.
An original dramatic skit, “Herodias and Salome” written by Vajra Ma with Vajra and Michelle Bergeron.
A romantic skit, “Adagio,” written by Wolfgang Nebmaier with Julie Imhof and Kent Prickett.
A comic skit, “Glitter Girls,” written by Diane Nichols with Flora Albano, Daniel Wallace, Amelia Caldwell, and Vajra Ma.
The opening scene from the comic “Laundry and Bourbon” with Dixie Feeney and Cynthia Hewitt.
A comic scene, “Universal Language,” with David Mannix and Nancy Ryan.
OCTOBER 7  Oregon Arts Summit
This all day workshop in Portland is open to anyone interested in sustaining the arts.  Click the logo to sign up.  It’s actually free to anyone from Southern Oregon because they have a mileage
incentive.  Sponsored by the Oregon Arts Commission.
Poetry Sharing OCTOBER 11  
Second Friday “Poetry Sharing”
This month’s optional topic is “Imagine”
at the Grants Pass Museum of Art
upstairs 229 SW ‘G’ Street
Free to the public-donations welcome
Read your poetry and/or listen to others
Mark your calendar for the second Friday of the month
for more information please call 541-479-3290

OCTOBER 12 – at 10am until 4pm
Barnstormers Theatre is having it’s first ever costume sale.  AND it’s before Halloween.  Can anything be better.
Save this date and be ready to shop till you drop!
111 N.E. Evelyn in Grants Pass.

OCTOBER 18, 19 & 20
The program is co-hosted by Rogue Community College’s Diversity Programming Board and the Medford Branch of the American Association of University Women.

A Sweet Afternoon :: Honey Tasting, Book Signing & Wine Tasting


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Painting by Anna Elkins
Terra Firma Jacksonville Gift Emporium
A Sweet AFternoon book signing title
Join us at TERRA FIRMA GIFT on Saturday, 12 October for “A Sweet Afternoon” featuring honey tastings with Bee Girl Sarah Red-Laird, mead tasting from Honeywood Winery and a book signing of The Honeylicker Angel with Jacksonville author Anna Elkins.
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12 October, 2013, 2-5 pm
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Honey Tasting
Bee Girl Sarah Red-Laird will give tastings of her local honey while also sharing information about how to preserve our vital honey bees.
Book Signing
Jacksonville author Anna Elkins will be signing her novel, The Honeylicker Angel.
The story brims with beekeeping, honey, mead, and fear transformed to love.
Wine Tasting
“Smooth as honey… aged in wood” was the line that inspired the name of this Oregon winery. Taste its delightful honey mead and enjoy the sweet goodness.
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