Thanks to everyone’s generous donations, I have surpassed $1000, and cannot thank you all enough!Going to graduate school means the world to me, and I am grateful for your support in this journey! Please continue to share my story with friends and family, with your help I will get there!
If you’re going to dream, dream big!
After graduating from Southern Oregon University in 2011 with my BA in art history, I realized graduate school was where I needed to be to achieve a career in the art world. My time at SOU allowed me the opportunity to study abroad in London, England in 2010, and I fell in love with the city. I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else to start my career, I mean, what better place than the center of the international art world!
For three years now I have been working my way toward graduate school. I was finally able to start applying in 2013 and applied with University College London for their MA program in art history. I interviewed with the program but was not accepted. I was devastated, but told myself I was not going to give up.
In the months that passed I found a program that suited my aspirations better than UCL through Sotheby’s Institute of Art. In November 2013, I found out I was accepted into Sotheby’s Institute of Art for the MA program in contemporary art for the 2014/2015 school year. Finally, I would be able to start my career, something I have worked so hard to achieve, in the place I’ve been working so hard to get back to!
The program at Sotheby’s is very small and difficult to get into, I felt honored to have been accepted. I reserved my housing and was starting to get everything in order to go when my funding fell through three months before I was supposed to leave. Once again, I was devastated. To add another blow to the situation a few days after realizing I wouldn’t be able to go, I was awarded a grant from Sotheby’s that would cover about 10% of my tuition costs for the 2014/2015 school year only, and had no choice but to decline it.
I’ve picked myself back up once again, and won’t give up. The institute has luckily deferred my enrollment until the 2015/2016 school year, but my task now is to find funds. The Student loan program will not work because I need a co-signer, which I don’t have. I am researching grants and scholarships but know I need to try every avenue I can. I am doing this all on my own and am saving as much as I can, while paying on other student loans at the same time.
The total cost of the Contemporary Art program is $46,012. I will once again be applying to the Sotheby’s Institute Grants and Merit Awards, the institute’s financial assistance in the form of partial-tuition awards. To receive an education from Sotheby’s, a name deeply rooted in the international art world, would be a privilege and an immense advantage in furthering my career. http://www.sothebysinstitute.com/Programmes/PLondon.aspx
I am hoping for a miracle, but either way I need help. Please take the time to consider me, an opportunity like this does not come easily. The institute believed in me enough, and now I need you to believe in me as well, and I promise to send you a postcard when I get there!
With love and hope,
You are invited to attend a city wide celebration and unveiling of a recently completed mural, Seasons of Gratitude by Denise Baxter, Executive Director of the Ashland Art Center, located at the Emergency Food Bank on 560 Clover Lane in Ashland. If you are in or around Ashland this Sunday, August 3rd at 3pm, stop by to celebrate the new and largest piece in the City of Ashland’s Public Art Collection.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Caldera Brewing Company, Grizzly Peak Winery, Green Springs Inn and Cabins, Maren Faye Catering, and Komac (music).
“The Drag Rider,” Oil painting by Stefan Baumann
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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“Spring Meadow” Pastel by Janis Ellison, 11 x 14
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
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