Art Matters! http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters Journal of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:13:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 SOAR Welcomes Animal and Wildlife Artist Linda Cruz! http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/soar-welcomes-animal-wildlife-artist-linda-cruz/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/soar-welcomes-animal-wildlife-artist-linda-cruz/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:10:22 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=97957 The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome wildlife and animal artist Linda Cruz of White City to the artist directories at www.soartists.com! Cruz is a fine artist working primarily in acrylic, oil and graphite. She has also created sculptures, pen and ink drawings, pastels and some watercolors. She has been drawing since before kindergarten and first considered herself an artist when in grade school after receiving many encouraging comments on her work. She is one of those rare students who, after drawing borders around the surface of her desk in elementary school, would return the next day to find that the janitor had left them instead of cleaning them off.

In addition to some art classes in college, Linda pursued her education in art through workshops with Simon Combes, John Banovich, Terry Isaac, Daniel Smith, Paco Young, and Matthew Hillier. She fell in love with horses as

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Pearl on Basic Black, Painting of an Andalusian horse by artist Linda Cruz Tracks in the Snow, Painting of a coyote in snow at Yellowstone National Park by artist Linda Cruz Moccasin Still Life, Acrylic still life painting with beaded moccasins, carved turquoise buffalo fetish, native American pottery and chile peppers, by artist Linda Cruz Moving Day, Painting of a cougar carrying her cub in her mouth by artist Linda Cruz Seeing Red, Oil painting of a buffalo with red background by artist Linda Cruz

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome wildlife and animal artist Linda Cruz of White City to the artist directories at www.soartists.com! Cruz is a fine artist working primarily in acrylic, oil and graphite. She has also created sculptures, pen and ink drawings, pastels and some watercolors. She has been drawing since before kindergarten and first considered herself an artist when in grade school after receiving many encouraging comments on her work. She is one of those rare students who, after drawing borders around the surface of her desk in elementary school, would return the next day to find that the janitor had left them instead of cleaning them off.

In addition to some art classes in college, Linda pursued her education in art through workshops with Simon Combes, John Banovich, Terry Isaac, Daniel Smith, Paco Young, and Matthew Hillier. She fell in love with horses as a young girl and has spent hours drawing them nearly every day since early childhood, so one could also consider horses to have been her teachers, as well as the original inspiration for her to become an artist.

Linda finds inspiration in the beauty she sees around her every day—in the ordinary things that surround us all, the textures of mundane surfaces, the angle and pattern of light, and unusual shapes that catch her eye. Animals of every description from amoebas to elephants, and everything in between, are also primary inspirations and primary subjects of her work, which ranges from portraits of domestic animals to plein air paintings of wildlife and even insects in their natural surroundings.

Linda has painted in Wyoming and Montana, eastern Oregon, and mountain areas throughout the West, capturing many wild animals in their natural surroundings in western National Parks. She has yet to paint an ocean scene, but with a deep love of the ocean, that’s on her bucket list.

Her love for animals has instilled in Cruz a heartfelt concern for threatened and endangered species, and she plans to paint more of these in the future. Also on her bucket list is to carve and paint a full sized carousel horse.

Linda is a member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists and Wind River Valley Artists Guild in Wyoming, and was past President of the Josephine County Artists Association. She just spiffed up her online presence to get ready for listing at SOAR – Find contact information and links to online galleries and social media in Linda’s new listing at www.soartists.com!

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Ashland Art Center Classes, Events and News http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/ashland-art-center-classes-events-and-news-2/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/ashland-art-center-classes-events-and-news-2/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:08:49 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=97956 Ashland Art Center CLASSES, EVENTS & NEWS April and Beyond 2015 FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK APRIL 3 5pm to 8 pm Featured Artists:Dean Buchser: Behind the Looking Glass Tiffany Hokanson at the Printing Studio Music by Frankie Hernandez Free. More info We welcome your donations for our programs

Sewing machines Book and paper arts supplies Sculpting supplies Printing supplies and equipment Linocut tools Screenprinting supplies Painting suplies easels Textiles and weaving Basket making supplies Animation equipment pPhotography equipment/cameras/printers Encaustic materials Contact us at educationdirectoraac@gmail.com 541-601-3501 All donations are tax deductible CERAMICS NEW ~ Pottery on the Wheel with Stephanie Friedman

4 consecutive Thursdays beginning Thursday April 9

10:30am-12:30pm $80 6 students max More info

Ceramics with Garry Price Garry

Tuesdays 5:00 – 7:00 pm $10, plus clay and firing Drop in. Ages 13+ More info Ceramics with Alissa Clark

Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm $10,

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Ashland Art Center

CLASSES, EVENTS & NEWS

 
April and Beyond 2015


FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK APRIL 3

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5pm to 8 pm
Featured Artists:Dean Buchser: Behind the Looking Glass
Tiffany Hokanson at the Printing Studio
Music by Frankie Hernandez
Free. More info


We welcome your donations for our programs

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Sewing machines
Book and paper arts supplies
Sculpting supplies
Printing supplies and equipment
Linocut tools
Screenprinting supplies
                       Painting suplies
                       easels
                       Textiles and weaving
                       Basket making supplies
                       Animation equipment
                       pPhotography equipment/cameras/printers
                       Encaustic materials
Contact us at educationdirectoraac@gmail.com
541-601-3501
All donations are tax deductible


CERAMICS


NEW ~ Pottery on the Wheel with Stephanie Friedman

STEPHANIE FRIEDMAN

4 consecutive Thursdays beginning Thursday April 9

10:30am-12:30pm
$80
6 students max


Ceramics with Garry Price Garry

Garry Price

Tuesdays
5:00 – 7:00 pm
$10, plus clay and firing
Drop in. Ages 13+


Ceramics with Alissa Clark

Alissa Clark

Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
$10, plus clay and firing
Drop In. Ages 13+


Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

LISAELDRIDGE

Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
$10 plus clay and firing
Drop in


Ceramic Social with Kami Carlson

Kami Carlson

 
Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons.
Reservations required
$25 per student, materials included


FIBER ARTS


NEW ~ On the Edge: Felt Edging Workshop with Jo Ann Manzone

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Saturday, April 11

10-2 pm
$60 Includes materials


NEW ~ Botanical Printing and Dyeing with Jo Ann Manzone

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Saturday, April 25th

10 am to 3 pm
$45+$20 materials


MISC MEDIA


Get Your Artwork Professionally Photographed by Judith Pavlik

Judith Pavlik

Tuesday, April 7
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
$20 per image for Members, $25 General


Jewelry Open Studio with Sheila Filan

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Thursday, April 9
10 am to 12 pm
$12 Members, $15 General


Collage Dreams with Susanne Petermann

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Friday April 17
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
$25, materials included


NEW~ Wine, Women & Art with Misty Stone

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Sunday April 19th
3 – 8 PM
$25 and up


NEW ~ ART CAMP WITH DENISE KESTER

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Four consecutive Wednesdays starting April 22
1 to 4 pm
$325 + $25 materials
More info


NEW ~ Etsy Workshop with Sunny Lindley

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Friday, May 8
3pm to 5 pm
$25 members, $30 General


NEW ~ Etsy Workgroup with Sunny Lindley

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Friday, May 22
3 PM to 5 PM
$30 Members, $35 General


NEW ~ A Guided Tour of WordPress with David Gordon

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Saturday, May 30
2 -4 PM
$25


NEW ~ WordPress Workgroup with David Gordon

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Saturday, June 20
2 – 4 PM
$35


NEW ~ Summer Camps at AAC with Natalie Stawsky

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JUNE 22-26
JULY 20-24
AUGUST 17-21
$ 200


NEW~Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat

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September 13-18
Two prices available
Lake Alpine Resort, California Sierras


Women’s “Cross Train Your Creativity” with Elaine Frenett

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June 7-12
N.E Oregon Retreat
Cost vary per accommodations


PAINTING AND DRAWING


Uninstructed Short-Pose with Ann DiSalvo

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Mondays, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
$9 Members, $10 General
Drop In Adults only


Watercolors with Rachel Fisher

Petie by Rachel Fisher

Monday evenings
5:45 – 8:00 pm
$15 if you pre-register,  $20 drop in


Visual Arts Journaling Clinic with Elaine Frenett

CrocusBlooms'nBlossoms

Friday, April 10

3-5 pm
$20


The Artist Within with Jack Wiens

Jack Wiens The Artist Within

Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
$10 Members, $12 General
Drop In All materials provided


Watercolor: ” In deeper pursuit”  with Elaine Frenett

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Fridays, April 24 – May 29
11 – 2pm
 $180


PRINTMAKING


Copper Etching with Tiffany Hokanson

Tiffany Hokanson

Mondays 10 am to 12 pm

$20
Ages 15+


NEW ~ Reduction Linocut with Amy Godard

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May 23 and 30
3:30 am to 6:30 pm
$75 General, $60 Members


YOUTH


Cartooning with Curt Evans

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Saturday April 4

10:30 – 12
$10 early bird (if paid 4 days before class)
Drop in $15. All Ages welcomed


NEW ~ AAC Yellow School Bus

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Saturday, April 4th

10:30 AM to 2:30 pm
More Info


NEW ~ Get your Art On with Jennifer Alexander

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Saturday, April 18th
10:30 am to 12 noon
$10 drop in. All Ages


Kids clay with Keeley Bitner

Kids Clay
Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm
$10 plus firing


Preschool Art-School with Jenay M Elder

Preschool Art School

Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
$8 Drop in. Discounts available
Ages 1 to 5 years old


Needle-Felted Fuzzies with Liza Hamilton

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Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
3:30-5PM
$15. Drop in. 8 years old to adults welcomed.


Free expressions with Jo Ann Manzone

Free Expressions @ Ashland Art Center

Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm
For kids and adults
Free


Enrichment Ceramics for Students with Special Needs with Alissa Clark

Enrichment CeramicsTuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Free for students with special needs


Contact us

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Please let us know what classes do you want to see happen at the Ashland Art Center.
Give us feedback, comments and ideas at educationdirectoraac@gmail.com


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

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2015 Annual Art Student Exhibit Opens April 9 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/2015-annual-art-student-exhibit-opens-april-9/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/2015-annual-art-student-exhibit-opens-april-9/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:37:29 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=97952 The 2015 Clatsop Community College Art Student Exhibit will be on display at the CCC Art Center Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, from Thursday, April 9 through Thursday, April 30. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 9 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

During the reception, cash prizes and award winners will be announced. This year’s juror, Eleanor H. Erskine, will be present at the reception to give a juror’s talk. Clatsop Community College thanks the Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro for its generous support for this year’s student awards.

The CCC Art Center Gallery is ADA accessible, free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and weekends by appointment.

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The 2015 Clatsop Community College Art Student Exhibit will be on display at the CCC Art Center Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, from Thursday, April 9 through Thursday, April 30. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 9 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

During the reception, cash prizes and award winners will be announced. This year’s juror, Eleanor H. Erskine, will be present at the reception to give a juror’s talk. Clatsop Community College thanks the Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro for its generous support for this year’s student awards.

The CCC Art Center Gallery is ADA accessible, free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and weekends by appointment.

The Annual Art Student Exhibit is a juried event that showcases the talents and creativity of the college’s art students. Art students are invited to submit up to three pieces of work created in the art classes in which they have been enrolled during the past year. The show will feature a range of disciplines taught at Clatsop Community College, including graphic arts, basic design, drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and printmaking.

Juror Eleanor H. Erskine attended the Chicago Art Institute, received a BFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1981, and earned her MFA in Printmaking, with a special focus in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1988. She has taught at the Maine College of Art; the Kansas City Art Institute; The Chautauqua Institution; Penland School of Crafts; and Portland State University. Her works have been exhibited at the Mark Woolley Gallery; Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington D.C; Nelson Atkins Museum; Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA); and the Marylhurst Art Gym. Erskine is recognized locally, nationally and internationally. Her work is held in major private and public collections including the California State University Museum; Portland Art Museum; Spencer Museum of Art; Hallmark Corporation; New York Public Library; Downey Museum of Art; University of Iowa Museum of Art; and in various collections in Canada, Africa, Japan and South Korea.

 

Please direct inquiries to:  Kristin Shauck, 503-338-2472; kshauck@clatsopcc.edu.

 

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CCC Announces Au Naturel People’s Choice Award http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/ccc-announces-au-naturel-peoples-choice-award/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/ccc-announces-au-naturel-peoples-choice-award/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:20:11 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=97947 James McComas(Superior, CO, USA)Diana, Oil on Linen, 24×18

Voters selected Jim McComas’ oil on linen piece entitled Diana for the People’s Choice Award in this year’s international juried show Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, which was recently on display in the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery.

 

All gallery visitors were invited to cast a vote for their favorite piece. Upon being notified that his painting Diana received the greatest number of votes, the artist responded, “I felt privileged simply to be juried into this year’s Au Naturel and I feel doubly so to have received the People’s Choice Award.”

 

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Diana, by James McComas, wins Clatsop Community college Au Naturel People's Choice Award

James McComas
(Superior, CO, USA)
Diana, Oil on Linen, 24×18

Voters selected Jim McComas’ oil on linen piece entitled Diana for the People’s Choice Award in this year’s international juried show Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, which was recently on display in the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery.

 

All gallery visitors were invited to cast a vote for their favorite piece. Upon being notified that his painting Diana received the greatest number of votes, the artist responded, “I felt privileged simply to be juried into this year’s Au Naturel and I feel doubly so to have received the People’s Choice Award.”

 

This is not the first time that the artist has been selected to exhibit in the Au Naturel; he was also chosen to exhibit two of his paintings in the 2013 exhibit. In describing what he calls “an interesting little back story” about his painting Diana, he explains that “it was inspired by my visit to Astoria for the 2013 Au Naturel show. One of the days we were there, my wife, Lea, and I hiked up a short trail behind or beside the college that led up to some sort of monument. It was a bright sunny day (apparently rare for that time of year in Astoria). All along the trail, sunlight streamed through gaps in the trees to illuminate emerald green vegetation and dew covered spider webs, which sparkled like a million tiny rainbows. It was magical, somehow larger than life, and evoked thoughts of mythological figures hidden behind a shallow veil of reality. Anyway, this painting of Diana, the Huntress came from that experience. Lea and I had such a wonderful time visiting Astoria for the 2013 show.”

 

In his artist statement McComas states, “Compositionally, I perceive art as a visual melody, which can be as simple as a song, or as complex as a symphony. Somewhere in the music – in the image – is an expression of the human condition, be it narrowly focused or grandly sweeping. Along those lines, I see the role of the figure in my art much as the role a dancer plays in a ballet: profoundly moving in and of itself, yet a cohesive part of a larger story. My ultimate artistic desire is to integrate the human element into expressive compositions that are visually compelling, intellectually stimulating, and which engage the viewer on multiple levels.”

 

McComas received formal academic training in the classical tradition at the Colorado Academy of Art and has had the good fortune to study under such contemporary masters as Daniel Sprick, Robert Liberace, Michelle Torres, and Ron Hicks. He works in a variety of media, drawing in graphite, charcoal, and chalk, and painting primarily in oil.  McComas is currently based in Superior, CO.  Visit www.jimmccomas.com for additional information about McComas and his work.

 

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STAMPING WITH MICAS: LightGarden Glass Art Video http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/stamping-with-micas-lightgarden-glass-art-video/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/stamping-with-micas-lightgarden-glass-art-video/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:55:50 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=97936

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

The next video from

LightGarden Glass Art STAMPING WITH MICAS is now online!

 

Learn how to embellish your fused glass with sparkling mica.

This class is now available as a free video! Watch Now! http://www.lightgarden.net/videos.html

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

The next video from

LightGarden Glass Art

STAMPING WITH MICAS

is now online!

 

  

Learn how to embellish your fused glass with sparkling mica.

 

 This class is now available as a free video!

 
 
 
 
 

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Anatomical Position http://sarahfburns.com/2015/03/30/anatomical-position/ http://sarahfburns.com/2015/03/30/anatomical-position/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:47:34 +0000 http://sarahfburns.com/?p=53199 Anatomical Position Anterior Male Anterior Female Posterior Male Posterior Female I received a grant last year to help with my figurative anatomy studies.  It was a real boost, both in morale and in the opportunity to study something awesome. I took a 3 month online intensive artistic anatomy course, I spent three weeks at the […]

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Anatomical Position

Anatomical Position
Anterior Male
Anterior Female
Posterior Male
Posterior Female

I received a grant last year to help with my figurative anatomy studies.  It was a real boost, both in morale and in the opportunity to study something awesome. I took a 3 month online intensive artistic anatomy course, I spent three weeks at the Stanford morgue studying bodies with Dan Thompson, Michael Grimaldi and the BACAA crew. I then returned home and began a series of four figure paintings that I am finally showing publicly today!

These figures are all posed in Anatomical Position, which is one of the first things we learn in a medical anatomy class. All the body’s movements are categorized based on this position. By making these paintings I was able to consciously translate my new technical, theoretical knowledge to the living, breathing, reality of the person. People are more than textbooks, more than flesh and blood, of course. Similar, but totally different.  And this is what we love about life.  Everything in the universe has a unifying baseline, but with wonderful, endless variety.

To create these paintings I hired models who came to stand in my studio about 10 times a piece.  I had each person stand in the same place and painted them roughly in the same scale.  It was a delight to spend so much time with each model, studying and getting to know them.  In fact – three of the models are in the same family. Posterior Male is married to Anterior Female and Posterior Female is sister to Anterior Female.

Filed under: figure, painting, Paintings, Portrait Tagged: anatomical position, anatomy, anatomy for artists, art, figurative, figure, fine art, life, life drawing, nude painting, oil, oil painting, painting, sarah f burns, sarahfburns

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Studio Snapshot – Clover-Fold Boxes http://www.mypaperarts.com/2015/03/30/studio-snapshot-clover-fold-boxes/ http://www.mypaperarts.com/2015/03/30/studio-snapshot-clover-fold-boxes/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:35:55 +0000 http://www.mypaperarts.com/?p=2519 In my studio this week, I made clover-fold boxes from some of my paste papers. I originally designed my Clover-Fold Box to be the perfect size for a Dagoba Chocolate Taster Square to fit into. I was preparing a box demonstration … Continue reading

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In my studio this week, I made clover-fold boxes from some of my paste papers.

Clover-Fold Boxes I made this week from my paste papers.

This is what I made in my studio this week, Clover-Fold Boxes, which I made from my colorful paste papers.

I originally designed my Clover-Fold Box to be the perfect size for a Dagoba Chocolate Taster Square to fit into. I was preparing a box demonstration for the Oregon Chocolate Festival earlier this month and Dagoba Chocolate donated some of their delicious Chocolate Taster Squares. I wanted a box which would hold one Taster Square. Thus, the Clover-Fold Box was born.

Clover-Fold Boxes

Clover-Fold Boxes

What I hadn’t expected was for my Clover-Fold Box to be such a hit with my customers. I sold out of the boxes I made. So, this week I made a bunch more Clover-Fold Boxes.

Clover-Fold Boxes

Clover-Fold Boxes

I’m a big fan of color, so I picked lots of colorful paste papers with which to make these boxes.

Clover-Fold Boxes

Clover-Fold Boxes

These boxes are easy to make.

Clover-Fold Boxes

Clover-Fold Boxes

Easy and fun too. See the links below for my DIY blog post and the template so you can make your own.

2015 Studio Snapshot Clover-Leaf Boxes 5

Blog post: DIY Clover-Fold Box
Template: Clover-Fold box template

Enjoy, Candy

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Easter Sale at LightGarden Glass Art! http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/easter-sale-at-lightgarden-glass-art/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/easter-sale-at-lightgarden-glass-art/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:28:11 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=97908

1086 Washburn April 2015 Medford, OR Tues-Fri 10-5pm www.lightgarden.net Sat 10-1p (541) 779-0272 Closed: Sun & Mon.

Easter Sale! Our Easter Sale is back! Fill up your shopping basket, then draw your lucky egg from our Easter Basket and check for your discount! Everything is on sale! (with a few exceptions) This year I’m adding a plus 5% on Dichroic Glass! New shipment just in!! If you draw a 15% discount egg your discount will be +5% on your dichroic. Three Days! Thursday, Friday 10-5 Sat. 10-1pm April 2nd, 3rd & 4th

Making a House a Home Many of you have been following our kitchen renovation. Here is the fused glass tile installed over the stove in our backsplash. Integrating multiple sizes and formats of tiles, frames the art and helps to separate it from the background. I also fused corner tiles, pulling some of the

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1086 Washburn                            April 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                 Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
 Easter Sale!
 
Our Easter Sale is back!
Fill up your shopping basket, then draw your lucky egg from our Easter Basket and check for your discount!
Everything is on sale!
(with a few exceptions)
 
This year I’m adding a plus 5% on Dichroic Glass!
New shipment just in!!
 
If you draw a 15% discount egg your discount will be +5% on your dichroic.
Three Days!
Thursday, Friday  10-5      Sat. 10-1pm
April 2nd, 3rd & 4th
 
 

 
  Making a House a Home
 
 
Many of you have been following our kitchen renovation.
Here is the fused glass tile installed over the stove in our backsplash.  Integrating multiple sizes and formats of tiles, frames the art and helps to separate it from the background. I also fused corner tiles, pulling some of the elements from the ceramic tile, and using a little dichroic to add even more visual appeal.

 
 Flowers of Hope Fusing 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.
$10 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.
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TRY FUSING!  Workshop
The same class only you get to keep it!  Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!    $15
April 11                        10-12
May 9                           10-12
June 13                        10-12

      
Painting with Frit
April 18  
10-12n
Lunch by Peruvian Point
1-3pm
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and confetti to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.
You will make 3 panels in 4 hours, starting with an easy project stepping you gradually up adding techniques along the way.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.  All frit, confetti, stringers, glass and lunch are included.

 

Glass Fusing Basics or equivalent is required.
$125
ONLY TWO SPACES LEFT!
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.click here to check out our classes

 

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.

 

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An Afternoon with Peter Sears, Oregon’s Poet Laureate http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/an-afternoon-with-peter-sears-oregons-poet-laureate/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/an-afternoon-with-peter-sears-oregons-poet-laureate/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:44:01 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=97901 Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears

Peter Sears, Oregon’s Poet Laureate, will read his poetry and conduct a poetry writing demonstration, Sat. April 25, from 3:30-5:00 p.m., in the Adams Room at the Medford Library. Participants should bring paper and pencils or a pen. A graduate of Yale and the Iowa Writers Workshop, Sears’ work has appeared in many national periodicals and newspapers such as Saturday Review, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and others. He has been published in literary magazines such as Field, New Letters, Iowa Review, and Poetry Northwest. He has authored three full-length collections of poetry. In 2009, The Brink, was named one of Oregon’s 150 best books by the Oregon State Library. After the workshop, a reception for Sears will be held at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., 5:15-6:00 p.m.. Refreshments will be served. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet

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Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears

Peter Sears, Oregon’s Poet Laureate, will read his poetry and conduct a poetry writing demonstration, Sat. April 25, from 3:30-5:00 p.m., in the Adams Room at the Medford Library.  Participants should bring paper and pencils or a pen.  

 
A graduate of Yale and the Iowa Writers Workshop, Sears’ work has appeared in many national periodicals and newspapers such as Saturday Review, The New York TimesRolling Stone and others.  He has been published in literary magazines such as Field, New Letters, Iowa Review, and Poetry Northwest.  He has authored three full-length collections of poetry.  In 2009, The Brink, was named one of Oregon’s 150 best books by the Oregon State Library.  
 
After the workshop, a reception for Sears will be held at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., 5:15-6:00 p.m..   Refreshments will be served.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Sears and to join a poetry contest to win a painting.  The winner will be announced at Third Friday, May 15.
 
Tickets, limited to 40 guests, are $15 for adults and $10 for students 14-21 or for Art du Jour members.  Tickets must be purchased at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 Main St. Medford, which is hosting the afternoon events.  Gallery hours are 10-4, Tues.-Sat. and 5-8 on Third Friday.  For information, call (541) 770-3190 or check Facebook.

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“Paintings and Poetry” at Art du Jour Gallery http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/paintings-and-poetry-at-art-du-jour-gallery/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/paintings-and-poetry-at-art-du-jour-gallery/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:35:29 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=97896 Ten artists have melded the arts of painting and poetry for an exhibit running from March 28-May 29 at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford.

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Transmutation,  Georganna Happel

Transmutation, by Georganna Happel

 

 

Ten artists have melded the arts of painting and poetry for an exhibit running from March 28-May 29 at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford.   Each artist wrote a poem to pair with a piece of their artwork.  These paired works are by Pat Blair, Millie Clarke, Linda Evans, Ruth Heath, Dixie Kinser, Susie Lee, Ginny Matheson, Penny Simmons, and Deanna St. Martin.  Guest artist Georganna Happel’s award winning painting “Transmutation” and poem will be featured in the exhibit “Paintings and Poetry”.

The Awakening, painting by Millie Clarke

The Awakening, by Millie Clarke

Millie Clarke chose her poem “The Awakening” as it represents memories of the three years that she lived in Helsinki, Finland.  “The winter days were long and dark with ice encasing the streets and walkways.  Lakes were so frozen that trucks could use them as roads,” she stated.  “Living only a short way from the shores of the Baltic, we knew that spring was coming when the ice began to break up into floes.”  She has caught the feeling of that in both her poem and in the abstract painting that she painted to accompany it.

Winter Aspens - Pat Blair

Winter Aspens, by Pat Blair

Ginny Matheson will be exhibiting a mixed media work with a Japanese influence called “Floating Gateway” and Pat Blair, in her lovely pastel works “Winter Aspens” and “Up on the Green Springs”, shows her affinity for painting plein air.

 
During the “Paintings and Poetry” exhibit, John Dodero’s beautiful ceramic pieces will be on display.  Dodero was introduced to pottery in the 1970’s and started Dodero Studio Ceramics, specializing in decorative ceramics and raku pottery.   Dodero has developed a simple and powerful design sense fusing Asian and Native American design and creates beautiful pieces with a traditional yet contemporary style.  At his studio the use of fluxed glazes usually causes a random crazing pattern over the classic ceramic forms.  Dodero’s specially designed pots are very effective to showcase an orchid or other houseplant.  
 
Gallery hours are 10-4, Tues.-Sat. and Third Friday 5-8.  Meet the artists on Third Friday, April 17.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information call (541) 770-3190 or check Facebook.
 

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