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C Street Phoenix, Oregon

A few blocks from my house, painted this summer.

C St. Phoenix, OR
Oil on Panel
13″ x 21″

I’ve painted this building and square block from almost all sides now…  Endlessly interesting.

Filed under: Landscape, Paintings Tagged: 2014, art, Ashland Art Center, fine art, landscape, oil, oil painting, plein air, rogue valley, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, southern oregon

Kim’s Last Weekend

Medford Kim’s – a place glamorous and practical, exotic and so familiar, a place so many people carry special memories of, a place that has gotten more beautiful with age –  is being torn down, beginning Monday, Nov 10, 2014.  I’ve painted this spot twice before, and went out today to get make one last effort at documenting this place.

  

The demolition of this Southern Oregon landmark is a big deal here, so I even got a nice news piece – see it here.

Filed under: Landscape, Nostalgia, painting, Paintings Tagged: 2014, art, Inspiration, Kim’s Medford, kim’s restaurant, landscape, medford Oregon, oil, oil painting, oregon, painting, plein air, rogue valley, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, southern oregon, urban, work of sarah f burns

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 www.roguegallery.org.

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!

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Sarah F. Burns

Barkley's Broasted Chicken, painting by Sarah F. Burns

Barkley’s Broasted Chicken, plein air painting by Sarah F. Burns

Get down and dirty painting in the field and in the street. There are few things as exhilarating, challenging and rewarding as plein air painting. Create fresh, live documents of the life and light around us everyday. Sarah will choose excellent locations for the time of day and pleasure of study, focusing on urban settings and including sprawling views, locations with lovely flowers, and foliage. Color, light, proportion atmospheric perspective, linear perspective, composition, value, use of materials will all be extensively covered in this fun and meaty workshop.

  • June 19, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, at AAC, intro with slides and talk
  • June 19 – 22, 4:00 – 7:00 pm in the field 
  • June 22, 7:45 pm, critique at local winery or restaurant (no host) 
  • $130, AAC, Print and Clay Studio Members, $145 General
  • Level: Beginner to Advanced. Beginning students will find it helpful to take Sarah’s Classical Drawing and Painting drop-in class held every Wed from 3 – 5 pm
  • Registration is due by Thursday, June 12
  • Click here for the registration form
  • Questions? Email karaQlewis@gmail.com

All Classes and Events held at Ashland Art Center unless otherwise specified.
Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520

Compositional Figure Painting Workshop with Sean Forester

Sarah F. Burns is working with Ashland Art Center to bring Sean Forester to Ashland in May to present an awesome intensive Compositional Figure Painting workshop.
TWO LIVE models – playing Ophelia and Hamlet – you can work in grisaille or use the Zorn palette
We’ll look to master paintings of the 19th century for guidance in creating great modern compositions.
Sean is both a very excellent painter and an art historian and humanities lecturer.  He and Andrew Ameral created and run the Golden Gate Atelier in San Francisco.
Sean has a lot of great stuff planned for this workshop, which includes a book he’s written about composition.
And even if you don’t work in a strict classical style (who does?) – the principles in this workshop will carry over for anyone who works with the figure.
May 15 – 18
10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Ashland Art Center
Cost – $330 AAC member, $380 general

Sarah F. Burns to Show New Works at Ashland Painters Union

Fantin Latour Roses, painting by artist Sarah F. BUrns of Ashland, OregonCome on down and see my new paintings and drawings at the Ashland Painters Union – 27 1/2 N. Main St, Ashland, on the Plaza downtown, UP the stairs between Gold and Gems and Cracker Jax – during the month of September.

Show opens First Friday September from 5 – 8 pm (or later if the party is super fun) – APU openings are always fun: snacks, wine, great conversations, music…  If you can’t make the opening, APU is open 1 – 5 pm Sat and Sun or by appointment.

These pieces were created this year – they are a survey of what I like to paint, landscape, floral still life, figures.  Life in the slow lane this year has resulted in more art pieces than usual that are just plain pretty and nice, relaxed, refreshing – so that’s what the show focuses on.

Also showing oil paintings is Gloria Kastenberg.  Both of us are inspired by and part of the new classical painting revolution that is happening worldwide.

I hope to see you at the show.
Thanks!

A History of European Art – DVD Lecture Presentation

DVD Lecture Presentation

A History of European Art

Brush up on your European Art History – this highly acclaimed DVD lecture series – with Independent Art Historian Professor William Kloss.  Lecture Series begins with the Middle Ages and runs through the Modern Era in 48 1/2 hour lectures.  Two lectures will be viewed each night, with a half hour discussion period afterward.

  • Monday Evenings at 7:30 at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main St
  • November 14 – Michelangelo, Albrecht Durer and the German Art Renaissance
  • November 21 – PLEASE NOTE:  MONDAY NOV 21 WE ARE PAINTING THE CLASSROOM AND THERE WILL BE NO ART HISTORY
  • November 28 – Riemenschneider and Grunewald and Netherlandish Art in the 16th Century
  • FREE – (Art Center Members only)
  • Hosted by Bill Gates and Sarah Burns
  • Questions?  Reply to this email with questions.

A History of European Art - DVD Lecture Presentation

DVD Lecture Presentation

A History of European Art

Brush up on your European Art History – this highly acclaimed DVD lecture series – with Independent Art Historian Professor William Kloss.  Lecture Series begins with the Middle Ages and runs through the Modern Era in 48 1/2 hour lectures.  Two lectures will be viewed each night, with a half hour discussion period afterward.

  • Monday Evenings at 7:30 at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main St
  • November 14 – Michelangelo, Albrecht Durer and the German Art Renaissance
  • November 21 – PLEASE NOTE:  MONDAY NOV 21 WE ARE PAINTING THE CLASSROOM AND THERE WILL BE NO ART HISTORY
  • November 28 – Riemenschneider and Grunewald and Netherlandish Art in the 16th Century
  • FREE – (Art Center Members only)
  • Hosted by Bill Gates and Sarah Burns
  • Questions?  Reply to this email with questions.

Win a FREE Class of your choice at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center!!

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center wants to draw your name to win a free adult class or workshop this fall!

It’s easy:

1. Stop by the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St. in Medford by 5 PM Friday October 7th.

2. Fill out a green drawing slip with your name, contact info and your choice for a free class

3. WIN the class/ workshop of your choice!

Pastel, Drawing, Painting, Life Drawing and MORE! Call (541)772-8118 for more info

www.roguegallery.org

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!

Win a free adult class of your choice this fall from the Rogue Gallery & Art Center! Just stop by 40 South Bartlett Street, and enter the drawing to WIN an art education class or workshop of YOUR CHOICE!

Winner will receive free tuition to one adult class of their choice from the fall 2011 catalogue of educational offerings. Supplies and materials for class or workshop not included. One entry per person. Call (541)772-8118 for additional info or visit the website: www.roguegallery.org for detailed class descriptions.