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66th Annual Southern Oregon Art Show Call to Artists and Workshop Series

Call to Artists for the 66th Annual Southern Oregon Art Show

August 1-28, 2014


Announcing a concurrent series of workshops on topics from creating Fairy Doors in clay to 3D Printing!

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July Exhibits at Rogue Gallery - Third Friday ArtWalk Reception Tonight!

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center will have opening receptions for two exhibitions from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on this Third Friday’s Art Walk. Wine from Weissinger Winery, food from Harry and David, and cheese from Rogue Creamery will be served.

Main Gallery exhibit: Bodies for Billions: The Work of Miguel Aragón

July 11 – August 15, Opening Reception: July 18, 5-8pm

The Rogue Gallery presents works of artist Miguel Aragon. Miguel Aragon uses his own method of layered hand drilled prints to create a series of works that address the Mexican Drug Cartel Wars. The large scale works on partially destroyed paper depict violent imagery of death. The affect reflects the fragile nature of life and the deeply spiritual process of exploring perception and memory while coping with images of profound violence.

As a native of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Texas artist Miguel Aragón grew up surrounded by the fallout of Mexico’s ongoing drug war. In his work, he seeks to deal with violent acts through violent processes. For this exhibit, Aragón enlarged newspaper portraits of victims of narcotics-related violence, mounted them on sheetrock panels, and used a power drill to create precise patterns of holes in the prints, partially destroying them. The resulting pointillist images are displayed in an unsettling juxtaposition that speaks to the nature of traumatic memories and seemingly random bloodshed. Oregon Humanities Magazine – spring issue

Retrato 16 Matriz, Miguel Aragon

Retrato 16 Matriz, Miguel Aragon

Retrato 13 Matriz, Miguel Aragon

Retrato 13 Matriz, Miguel Aragon

Retrato 10 Matriz, Miguel Aragon

Retrato 10 Matriz, Miguel Aragon

“I am drawing literal connections between the mediums I use and the idea by making connections such as the lack of ink or color to the absence of life, the absence of moral by the perpetrators and the coldness in which these events are carried on. The original source image gets abstracted due to both, the process and my manipulation of it; through this fragmentation and decomposition of the original, I am pursuing an ambiguity in the image to better demonstrate these ideas of perception and memory and how the mind changes its perception of reality in order to cope with stress…I feel this is the reflection of Mexican society at the moment; we cannot avoid seeing these events but try to continue living a purposeful life; therefore, blurring, breaking up, and trying to erase those unwanted memories.” ~Miguel Aragon

Miguel Aragon is a native of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. He holds a M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He has exhibited throughout the United States, Mexico, South America, Japan, Romania, and Slovakia. He teaches printmaking at the University of Texas at Austin. He currently is a resident artist at the Till Richter Museum in Buggenhagen, Germany.

Sponsored by Rogue Gallery and Art Center Board of Directors

Community Gallery: Sarah F. Burns, Land That I Love: Southern Oregon en Plein Air

July 18 – August 29, 2014, Reception: July 18, 5-8pm

Sarah Burns uses the process of traditional oil painting to create works that are meditative and sublime. With an uncompromising eye, she depicts familiar landmarks and landscapes of Southern Oregon. The paintings reflect the beauty of the region while maintaining a naturalistic quality.

Kim's Medford, Oil Painting by Sarah F Burns“I have lived in the Rogue Valley for most of my life. I have a strong connection to this land and place which grows even deeper for me through the act of painting. It’s a beautiful area and I attempt to make paintings that are beautiful, that people will want to live with in their homes, but the beauty I seek is a truthful, not romanticized one. I do not edit out the power lines, the aging infrastructure, the history and marks we make on this place, for better or worse.” ~ Sarah Burns

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

Sarah F. Burns PLein Air Landscape Show at Rogue Gallery

Kim's Medford, Oil Painting by Sarah F Burns

I’m having an art show – this time it’s plein air landscape at Rogue Gallery in Medford.
The show opens Friday, July 18 from 5 – 8 pm.
Mostly new work, all Rogue Valley, and it’s geographically arranged in the gallery.
Hope to see you at the party!

Upcoming Plein Air Workshop in the Applegate Valley

Applegate ON SITE: Two Workshops, Two Sites & Two Instructors

July 26th, 2014

Silvia Trujillo (yes, she’s back!), oil & acrylics, and Elaine Frenett, watercolor, will lead these two special plein-air classes. Silvia and Elaine, with over 40 years combined experienced as professional artists and art instructors in Oregon and California, delight in leading others along the creative path.

These workshops will begin at the picturesque “Lavender Fields Forever” farm, with the lavender at its brilliant peak, and continue at the dazzling vistas of Valley View Winery. Each session will include an outdoor painting introduction, demonstrations by both instructors in their media and ample time for individuals to develop their own unique paintings. A friendly share will close the gathering. Optional and additional activities include lavender distillation, vintage car viewing and wine sampling. Won’t you come celebrate summer in the Applegate Valley with us?

Copyright 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Lavender Fields Forever” painted at workshop site by Silvia Trujillo



Workshop flyer

Maybe it’s time to hang it up.

Maybe it’s time to hang it up.

Sanctuary One Summer Soiree – July 19th at the Ashland Springs Hotel – Inspired Pet Portraits & Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

Sanctuary One’s Summer Soiree and Benefit is July 19th at the Ashland Springs Hotel! This event replaces the Annual Bachelor Auction, which was very popular, but not completely in line with the mission of the Sanctuary. As with that event, I am also on the planning committee for the Summer Soiree.

We kick off the evening with cocktail hour & appetizers, along with shopping for farm-related items like dog cookies & bird houses made at the Sanctuary, and farm stays, tours & birthday parties complete with cupcakes from Kat von Cupcake, who donates all of her proceeds to the Sanctuary  - Yay Kat! (She makes excellent vegan cookies and cakes as well!).  My painting of Sanctuary One Rooster “Captain Morgan” (below) is for sale as well, with all of the money benefiting the Sanctuary. Larks is catering the gourmet vegetarian or vegan dinner served with wine, and dessert. There is a brief presentation about the Sanctuary, a raffle drawing for a stay at Villa de Poema, in Sayulita, Mexico (tickets for the raffle are just $10) and dancing to East Main Band until 10:30PM. Tickets to the event are $75, but our ticketing deadline is Friday, June 11th at 11AM.

If you are a big supporter of Sanctuary One, or if you just want to know more about what they do, come celebrate with us on July 19th! Click here for more information –


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A Glassy Event at Caprice Vineyards

A Glassy Event at Caprice Vineyards Featuring local glass artists Jessica Carrara of LightGarden Glass Art and Dawn Lucero of Glass Village August 8, 9 & 10 12-5pm, Glass Art Available for Purchase, Saturday Live glass demonstrations of torch working and fusing techniques, Wine tastings, Sunday Live music by Phil King and more wine tasting! 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point 541-499-0449

“Nature alone can lead to the understanding of art, just as art brings us back to nature with greater…”

“Nature alone can lead to the understanding of art, just as art brings us back to nature with greater awareness. It is the source of all beauty, since it is the source of all life.”

Eugene Carriere

Featured Artist/ Art and Soul


Ashland”s Friday Art Walk, Music, Refreshments

Featuring Artist: Eve Margo Withrow

Art and Soul Gallery, July 11, 5-8pm

247 EAst Main, Ashland, OR

“Whole Hearted” Water media Paintings

Eve Margo Withrow !

Eve is an international award winning professional Artist creating quality one-of-a-kind paintings using mixed water media and collaged materials. They are magical surrealistic impressions reflecting the essential feeling ingredients of an experience or place. “Many of my favorite and most exciting works re the result of finding creative solutions to things run amok a few times over. I play and adventure with my expressions, following threads here and there, thus entering the flow of my creative process; head and heart awake and in balance.”


Soulmerge Catalog #767, painting by Eve Margo Withrow

Soulmerge Catalog #767, painting by Eve Margo Withrow

Blood Moon 2014feature July 2013 press


Her Hills

Painted entirely with a palette knife, this is a copy of a plein air work I did of Billings Pond in Ashland during June last year. I enjoyed the challenge of recreating the scene in a contemporary/abstract style – in the end, it feels much more personal.

Price: $300
Media: Oil on canvas
Size: 8″ x 10″

© Copyright 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© Copyright 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art