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Metal Art by Cheryl D. Garcia
I am so excited and delighted to receive a blue ribbon and 1st place prize for my entry called “Drag Rider” in the Red Bluff National Western Art Show today. There were over 150 entries in the show and my painting of a tired cowboy on horseback who is bringing in the last of the cattle for the day won 1st place in the painting division.
If you want to see my painting in person, the show is open Friday, January 31 from 9 am – 7 pm and Saturday, February 1st from 9 am until 2 pm at the Red Bluff Fairgrounds.
For more information, you can go to this link on the web http://www.redbluffbullsale.com to read about it the art show!
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This painting won an Honorable Mention in the Landscape category of Pastel Journal 100 competition. It will be published in the April 2014 edition of the magazine. Only 100 paintings selected from over 1500 entries. This image is still available, please contact me to purchase.
Editor’s note: you can find Janis Ellison’s contact information, social networks and website links in her listing at www.soartists.com
Rogue Gallery & Art Center receives a grant from Fred W. Fields Fund and Butch & Richard Fraley Charitable Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the recipient of an $11,500 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to fund their Elementary Arts Outreach Program Expansion. The Elementary Arts Outreach Program will benefit seven fifth grade classes from Jackson, Kennedy, Wilson and Washington Elementary Schools throughout the 2013-2014 school year with visual arts education including classroom visits by an artist educator and field trips to the Rogue Gallery & Art Center.
The Program began five years ago with one fifth grade class at Jackson Elementary in response to the lack of formal visual arts education in the elementary school curriculum. With the generous support of foundations and in partnership with the Medford Public School District, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center expanded the program in 2011 to impact three fifth grades, or 100 children. This fall, the non-profit arts center will expand the Elementary Arts Outreach further to reach over 200 children, teaching foundational art skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and art appreciation. The fifth grade students will learn a visual arts vocabulary to express feelings, ideas, and opinions about art presented during classroom visits and field trip art lessons throughout the school year.
Kennedy Elementary School Principal, Tom Etell, said, “We are thrilled that the arts outreach grant has been funded. The pressure on teachers to ensure students are proficient in reading and math continues to increase every year, so the arts, especially visual arts, are rarely taught in elementary schools in Oregon. Through this grant, our fifth graders are guaranteed to receive high quality arts instruction! Thank you so much!”
The Elementary Arts Outreach Program is a success thanks to the quality artist educators who teach the program. The program is directed by Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Education Director, Brooke Nuckles Gentekos and art lessons are taught by Amy Godard Navickas or “Miss Amy” as she is referred to by the fifth graders. Gentekos says, “Miss Amy is the heart of Elementary Arts Outreach. She helped develop the wonderful curriculum and brings years of experience as an artist educator to the classrooms and the Rogue Studio. Seeing her introduce the world of art to the Elementary Arts Outreach students each year is like pure magic!”
“Rogue Gallery & Art Center is helping to increase arts literacy throughout Jackson County by offering in-school arts education and field trips for elementary school students. OCF is impressed by Rogue Gallery’s commitment to arts education and is excited by the growth of this important program,” said Kathleen Cornett, Vice President of Grants & Programs, Oregon Community Foundation.
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established regional artists in three gallery spaces, presents fine local crafts in the Artisan Boutique, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages in the Rogue Studio. The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The 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. and they stay open late every Third Friday until 8:00pm.For more information about the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, please visit www.roguegallery.org.
I am now part owner/director of Art and Soul Gallery in Ashland! I am honored to be a part of a group with so much talent and integrity in leadership. We have several new artists added to the already outstanding group showing at the gallery. The energy there is vibrant and sales are spectacular. Stop in and see for yourself. The address is 247 East Main St. and the hours are 10 to 6 Tuesday through Sunday.
Yesterday I taught “Intuitive Painting” in the studio of a fellow artist in Eagle Point. This is my second class in this wonderful venue. I am always astounded at what creative solutions the participants come up with when they get out of their own way and let the creative juices flow. It was so much fun and the results magnificent!The month of June, I will be showing 20 of my large paintings at the Rogue Valley Manor Gallery. There is a “meet the artist” reception on Wednesday, June 5th from 5-6pm.
The weekend of June 7-9 I will be showing my garden “sparklers”, fountains, and sculpture at the Art for the Home and Garden show in Ashland. This show is in the home and gardens of two artists a block apart. The settings are gorgeous, the artwork superb. It is a very fun show to attend. The two locations are at 447 Pape St. and 421 Prim St. in Ashland. Hours are Friday, 10 am -5pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday 10 am- 3pm. I’ll post the flyer on my website and send it attached to an email. I seem not to be able to attach it here….argh.The monthly ‘Intuitive Painting” class on Saturday, June 1st is here in my home studio. This class is an exploration of techniques and possibilities to loosen your painting style and enjoy the freedom of playful, authentic expression. Call now to reserve your place. Class is from 1-4 pm. And cost is $45. All materials provided. If you’d like to bring a piece or two of your own that you don’t know what to do with next, please do. We will find it.
On Saturday June 22nd I will be teaching “Intuitive Painting” in Grants Pass at Major Art and Framing. The class is from 10am to 4pm. We will be exploring many textural techniques and I will show my own techniques for you to experience. The paint needs time to dry between layers. This is why we will meet all day. The studio space is large and open so there is lots of room to explore our creative souls. Let me know soon if you are interested in joining in the fun. Cost is $90 including all materials. You may bring some of your own paintings if you’d like to explore possibilities for completing them. This class is great for beginners and more experienced artists alike.
You can register and pay with PayPal by using the “playdates “ page on my website at www.evemargowithrow.com or call me at 541-772-688
Visit my website at www.evemargowithrow.com
Curator Hannah West has displayed beautiful photographic works – mainly Oregon landscapes and scenery – captured by Adam Bickel in the past, but with new works to add to his portfolio, a reprise was in order for 2013. Though the framed works he is exhibiting in the cafe this month are not for sale, prints of each piece are available in a range of sizes.
Among his new works is a dreamy macro shot of a dandelion Bickel calls “The Little Bang,” which changed the way one GoodBean customer sees “weeds” within moments of seeing it for the first time.
Voters selected Michael Reedy’s mixed media piece entitled Blash for the People’s Choice Award in this year’s Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century exhibit.
Throughout the duration of the exhibit, February 21st through March 28th, all visitors were invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award. After the close of the exhibit, all votes were tallied and Michael Reedy’s Blash received the greatest number of votes.
Mr. Reedy explains the focus of his work on the human form stems from his “ongoing curiosity regarding the physical limits of the body, and its ultimate failing (both outwardly and inwardly).” These interests have been “paired with prior interests long rooted in depictions of the body that fall outside the canon of art history (medical imaging and cartooning).”
This is the fourth year that Mr. Reedy has participated in the Au Naturel exhibit, and he has received recognition for his work in this competition multiple times. His work was selected for a Purchase Award by the CCC art faculty in the first Au Naturel exhibit in 2007, and chosen for first place in the 2009 exhibit by juror Rick Bartow. In addition to winning this year’s People’s Choice Award for Blash, Mr. Reedy also received the first place award from juror Clint Brown for his piece Expulsion. This is the first time in the history of the Au Naturel competition that an artist has been awarded first place for the second time.
Michael Reedy was born in Galesburg, Illinois and received a BFA in Drawing from North Central College, and an MFA in Painting from Northern Illinois University. He began teaching at Eastern Michigan University in 2005, where he continues to serve as Associate Professor of Art. Additional information about the artist and his work can be found at http://mikereedy.com/
Art enthusiasts can view the rest of works in this show, as well as additional award winners, at http://www.aunaturelart.com
Artists who are interested in submitting work for the 2014 Au Naturel competition may contact Kristin Shauck at 503-338-2472 or kshauckclatsopccedu (kshauckclatsopccedu)
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