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New Painting by Joan Franklin

Joan Franklin Art Express: header image

 

Joan Franklin, New Painting released August 2016, Meadow Trees, watercolor
“Meadow Trees was painted near Emigrant Lake, east of Ashland, Oregon. Thanks for taking a look. Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.

 

Links: 

http://www.joanfranklin.com
http://www.ziggytoes.com
Facebook – Joan Franklin Art
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Rogue Gallery August 2016 Exhibits & News

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : Mysterious Creatures
Jud Turner, BARTHOLOMEW THE RHINO, sculpture

MYSTERIOUS CREATURES:
James Deeb, Justin Diggle,
and Jud Turner

August 5 – September 16, 2016

Reception: Friday, August 19, 5–8pm

rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : Image of Acrophobia, a painting by James DeebI

“Acrophobia,” by James Deeb

This exhibit features Illinois painter James Deeb, Utah printmaker Justin Diggle, and Eugene sculptor Jud Turner. Inspired by German Expressionism, James Deeb’s thickly textured oil paintings provide a dark satirical commentary on everyday life. Modern society’s pervasive use of surveillance is the central theme of the hauntingly stark black and white etchings of Justin Diggle. Jud Turner uses found objects, welded steel, and re-purposed items to create eerily beautiful assemblage sculptures which reflect the exhilarations and anxieties of industrialized society.

Jud Turner

Oregon artist Jud Turner has been working with found or repurposed objects and welded steel for over 20 years. His work has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and is in public and private collections around the world including Ripley’s Believe it or Not, the Boston Museum of Science, and the University of Oregon. Turner’s sculptures are visually engaging, using symmetry, repetition and intricate detail to balance the darker contemporary themes he explores such as the balance between nature and technology, mortality, the passage of time, and transportation. He resides in Eugene, OR.

James Deeb

James Deeb received an MFA from Western Michigan University in 1994. His paintings are darkly humorous and melancholy. He finds inspiration from artists Philip Guston and James Ensor the philosophical works of Friedrich Nietzsche.

rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : image of Controlling Identity, black and white artwork by Justin Diggle

“Controlling Identity,” by Justin Diggle

Justin Diggle

Justin Diggle currently teaches at the University of Utah. He holds a B.A. in Fine Art from Bristol Polytechnic, UK and an M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University. He has exhibited national and internationally. His work is based around the theme of Surveillance and contains a series of etchings and several laser engraved screen-prints.

An exhibit reception will be held on Friday, August 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.

rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : image of "Smoke and Mirrors," 30" x 30" red and black abstract acrylic painting on canvas by Alx Fox

“Smoke and Mirrors,” 30″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas by Alx Fox

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : Image of Defiance, 40" x 30" Abstract Acrylic painting on Canvas by Alx Fox

Defiance, 30″ x 40″ Abstract Acrylic on Canvas

VISIONS OF THE ABSTRACT
Paintings by Alx Fox

August 12 – September 9, 2016

Reception: Friday, August 19, 5–8pm

On view are abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings by regional artist Alx Fox. The artist uses strong brushwork and bold colors to create emotionally expressive and breathtaking paintings.

Regional artist Alx Fox masterly creates abstract paintings with amazing use of color, movement, and line. Her expression of color in the exhibit is full and varied and includes works in strong warm reds, oranges, and yellows as well as more muted works in grays, soft blues, and gentle pinks. Alx Fox studied photography, art history and design at Barat College, in Lake Forest, Ill. She was President of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists from January 2012 through 2014. Her work is in private collections worldwide and has been showcased in many national shows. She conducts workshops throughout the United States.

An exhibit reception will be held on Friday, August 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.

CELEBRATION OF JAY MULLEN’S LIFE SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., August 14, 2016 at the SOU Student Union in Ashland.

Jay Carlton Mullen passed away peacefully July 16, 2016 in Medford with his family nearby. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Jo Mullen; son, Tobey Mullen; daughter, Molly Jo Mullen; son-in-law, Dan Mullen; daughter, Dinah Mullen Linville; son-in-law, Rich Linville; and five grandchildren, Eleanor Mullen, Devon Linville, Lucille Linville, Grant Linville, and Gyllian Mullen; his sister, Marilyn Snowden; brother, Jack Mullen; and sister-in-law, Jennifer Angelo.

Memorial contributions requested to support The Rogue Gallery Education Fund, 40 S. Bartlett, Medford. Donations can be given online at Roguegallery.org

IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

Two art classes for adults this month that you will not want to miss!

Matt Board Cutting Sessions with Dan Innes on Thursday August 18th

Session two: 1:00-2:30pm
Session three: 3:30-5:00pm

Become a master of cutting matt boards in this informative and simple session. Only two spots left!

Plein Air with Lane Hall

Image of Hillcrest Oak, a painting by Lane Hall

“Hillcrest Oak” by Lane Hall

Friday August 19th and Saturday August 20th from 11am-2pm

This two day workshop led by award winning artist Lane Hall will inspire you to paint in the style of plein air by guiding you through simple techniques in the Rogue Gallery’s garden. Space is limited!

See class descriptions <<HERE>>
Register <<HERE>>

GOODBYE TO KATE MARROCCO

Gallery & Volunteer Coordinator Kate Marrocco has left the Rogue Gallery to accept a position with Lifetouch as a photographer. We thank her for her time and contributions to Rogue Gallery and wish her the best of luck in her new position.

ROGUE GALLERY CALL TO ARTISTS

The Members’ Gallery drop-off is coming soon! Drop-off three new pieces to be juried Friday August 26, 10-5pm or Saturday, August 27, 2016, 11-3pm. 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional work welcomed! Two dimensional work must be ready to hang with a wire on the back. Full submission details and forms are available at roguegallery.org/calls_to_artists

 

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.

Ryan Moon and Insurance Lounge Team Up For CASA Benefit

Image of Shipwrecks and Storm Clouds, painting of a man with a dark abstract background by Ryan Moon

“Shipwrecks and Storm Clouds,” painting by Ryan Moon

Many of Ryan Moon’s paintings focus on one person or object, but the background bears an array of natural colors, like browns, greys and blues, that heighten whatever or whoever is the center of the piece. And in this particular gallery event, on July 29 at the Insurance Lounge in Medford, Moon’s work that is often focused on one person, will help many. The event will benefit CASA—Court Appointed Special Advocates—an organization of volunteers who are matched with neglected and abused children in the justice system and investigate their cases and represent them in court in Jackson County, with the goal of finding a safe, permanent home for each child. Moon hopes viewers will be affected by the authenticity and rawness of his work.

Twenty four original paintings by Moon will be shown, revealing his naturalistic style that blends abstract with realism.

“Really, it’s a lot of exposure for me, but it’s a lot of exposure for CASA,” Moon says.

The event will have wineries, breweries, distilleries, food trucks, and will feature DJ Hope. The building across the way from the Insurance Lounge will also be a part of the event, showing more of Moon’s original and reprinted work that will be for sale. Along with all this, a six foot painting for CASA will be unveiled and auctioned at the event as well.

“It’s showcasing my diversity and what I can paint,” he says. “I mostly paint portrait work, so for me to move outside of that and do figure work or maybe a little bit of landscape or still life, whatever it may be. There’s a lot of pressure to perform.”

Pressure isn’t anything new to Moon, however. Teaching at Southern Oregon Art Academy for six years, he had to constantly meet a standard of work his students could learn from.

Something Moon is very sensitive to is not forgetting why he is doing this, because he loves to paint.

“I always just painted to paint,” he says. “What I’m trying to do with that abstract aspect of it is to bring something that’s recognizable. And once you realize that the whole world is abstract it’s just that we recognize certain bits and pieces of it.”

 

Ryan Moon Gallery Event

Friday, July 29, 4 pm – 7:30 pm

Insurance Lounge, 625 Medford Center, Medford

Free

This post originally appeared at the Rogue Valley Messenger

Celebrating Summer with LightGarden Glass Art

1086 Washburn                            July 2016
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
Flowers of Hope
Artist’s Reception
will be held at
Art Presence
this year
 
This has been a great year for Flowers of Hope!
We’ve had many people, including large groups, come in and make these beautiful panels for women with breast cancer.
 
All of the panels will be on display at
Art Presence
September 23-25      11-5pm
Flowers of Hope
 Artist’s Reception
 1-4pm on Saturday the 24th.
 
 
A big THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed! 
 
 Last year we broke another record
and I’m confident that we can do it again this year
but we’re not there yet!

 

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

It’s been very busy around here with a show at Valley View Vineyard, Taste of Summer, “Celebrate” at Art Presence, the awesomely successful yard sale, and a couple of fun commissions.

One commission was for Westminster Presbyterian Church here in Medford.  They wanted two large bowls for the baptismal font in their church. Pastor Barnabas Sprinkle met with me and liked the colors in a set of coasters I had made….and we went from there.

Another adventure I got involved with this year is doing a piece for the Oregon Wine Experience “Art on the Wall”. Proceeds go to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.   Canvases are given out to local artists and then auctioned off at the event.  I haven’t really painted with acrylics in over 20 years but I made a fused glass tile for the center of the canvas then painted the border.  Rules say it can be any kind of art as long as it’s attached to the canvas.

So, yes I know, summer is a busy time.
I have some great ideas for classes
and workshops coming up soon!

You can still come in and make Flowers of Hope panels,
Try Fusing!
or other projects during our

Wednesday and Saturday workshops
from10-12N.

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER

IT’S GOING FAST!


 

It is that time of year when we schedule fewer classes.  Summer is such a busy time.  I know, it’s hard to fit it all in.  It goes so fast!  It is also a time when I have the opportunity to go out and promote our glass studio so that we can continue to bring you new classes and techniques.

 

We will continue to do our Flowers of Hope, Try Fusing! (OUR NEW PAINTING WORKSHOPS!) and open workshops on most regularly scheduled days.  You can always go to the website to see if there is a workshop scheduled.  If we have special events they will be listed.  

 

calendar schedule

 

 

Most of our easier classes such as Dichroic Jewelry, Table Lamps, Cabinet Knobs and Fused Glass Switchplates can be scheduled during workshop time as well as the dragonfly, butterfly and daisy dish casting forms.  Please email or call for availability. 

 

 

 

 

 FLOWERS OF HOPE Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.

 

TRY FUSING!

 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
$20
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

 
        Please call or email to reserve your space!
 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

LightGarden Glass Art, 1086 Washburn Lane, Medford, OR 97501-2000

Exhibit and Reception at South Stage Cellars

South Stage Cellars

Exhibit of paintings, including many new works, by Pegi Smith will be on display August 11–September 22, 2016
125 South 3rd St, Jacksonville, OR 97530
541-899-9120
Reception on Saturday, August 27 from 5:30–8pm, featuring live music by Saucy—a five-piece band—complimentary hors d’oeuvres, fine wines, and of course art! Bring your smiles and join me for a delightful evening!

The post Exhibit and Reception at South Stage Cellars appeared first on Pegi Smith.

The Soul of Nature at GoodBean Cafe

The Soul of Nature

Exhibit of Handpainted Silk Art by Judy Elliott

Runs August 1-31, 2016 at GoodBean Cafe, Jacksonville

 The GoodBean is delighted to welcome artist Judy Elliott of Grants Pass back to the cafe for The Soul of Nature, an exhibition of new works from her collection of beautiful handpainted silk art. The textile artist also creates handsewn kimonos and Happi coats from her studio. It has been very rewarding to watch Judy’s skill grow through the years since her first show with us. Not only have her subjects become more complex, meaningful, and skilfully rendered, but her wrapping technique has also seen refinements, which make the pieces more durable and helps the colors retain their vibrance when hung on walls of various colors.

Influences and artist statement

Elliott’s primary motivation for creating art is to raise awareness of the need to preserve the world’s threatened wildlife. While paintings she has exhibited with us in the past have covered threatened marine life, pollinators and the flowers that feed them, and more, currently her main focus is on birds. Consequently, the paintings in this month’s show depict threatened and endangered bird species. Noteworthy additions are an abstract of colorful trout skin and a gorgeous painting of salmon for the fishermen who frequent the shop!

“My inspiration for painting on silk is influenced by my experiences while growing up in Hawaii with its Asian and Hawaiian culture, an artistic family, and my observation of nature while hiking throughout Oregon.  I’ve always been fascinated with nature and its wonders, from the tiniest insects and wild birds to the night sky. The natural world influences my art directly and pleases my soul.”

~Judy Elliott

New website

Judy has a new website where you can see more of her work: http://judyelliottsilk.com. She also sells her art and kimonos on Etsy.com as Dragonfly Design West. In addition, you can find Elliott’s paintings at Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland.

We hope you will take the time to enjoy Judy’s The Soul of Nature show of art up close throughout the month of August. Though photography at the cafe is challenging in the afternoons—which is when we hang our shows—the pictures below will give those who cannot make it this month an idea of the new paintings Judy is exhibiting. If you are interested in more information or want to make a purchase, please contact our art curator Hannah West at 541-899-2012 or [email protected]

Sweets by Susan Frank

Tempting desserts always dazzle me when I enter one of the local bakeries here in Southern Oregon. These sweets are a work of art. Almost too beautiful to eat. 

Friend Or Foe by Susan Frank

The setting sun reflects off the fur of the cautious deer grazing in a field. They look up as I pass, deciding if I am “friend or foe”. 

Ashland Landscape by Susan Frank

The rolling hills outside of the small town of Ashland, Oregon. It is a peaceful place, filled with a special kind of beauty. 

Wet Sand Study by Susan Frank

Summer in Oregon. It is easy to find children playing in the wet sand, enjoying the bliss of a sunny day.