Art Matters! http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters Journal of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:14:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Studio Snapshot http://www.mypaperarts.com/2014/11/24/studio-snapshot-8/ http://www.mypaperarts.com/2014/11/24/studio-snapshot-8/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:14:10 +0000 http://www.mypaperarts.com/?p=2023 Continue reading

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This past week I have been busy covering pencils with paper. I started making these last year as stocking stuffers. They were a great hit, especially the ones I wrapped in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle from our local news paper.

I guess there are a lot of people who do crossword puzzles because these have been my most sought after of my paper wrapped pencils.

These are eco-friendly as I use up paper scraps from other paper projects and I use the most eco-friendly pencils I can find. The pencils claim to be an “environmentally friendly pencil” whose wood is from well managed forests. In addition, the pencils are not painted.

These pencils were wrapped in Japanese paper.

I love making my own gifts. I made a bunch of these last year and I have been asked it I would be making them again this year (please!). So, I’m back at my drafting table making more. I love it when I hit on a handmade gift my family and friends really enjoy.

Paper wrapped pencils with music scores have also been very popular.

I have instructions for making these on my blog post: Stocking Stuffers: Paper Wrapped Pencils

And I have more photos on my blog post: More Paper Wrapped Pencils

Enjoy, Candy

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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

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Stefan Baumann and the Grand View Artists at Art du Jour Gallery http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/stefan-baumann-and-the-grand-view-artists-at-art-du-jour-gallery/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/stefan-baumann-and-the-grand-view-artists-at-art-du-jour-gallery/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:49:59 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=91824 Continue reading Stefan Baumann and the Grand View Artists at Art du Jour Gallery

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Art du Jour Gallery will host nationally known artist Stefan Baumann and Medford’s talented group, The Grand View Artists, in a holiday art show from Tuesday, December 2, through Friday, January 30.  The gallery will hold Third Friday Artists’ Receptions on Dec. 19th and January 17th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend these events.  Art du Jour Gallery, at 213 E. Main in Medford, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays).
 
A selection of oil paintings from Baumann’s 35 years as an artist will feature beautiful vistas, dramatic paintings of wildlife in their natural habitats, spectacular views of National Parks, and rustic architecture painted on location and in Baumann’s studio near Mount Shasta, CA.  Baumann reveals the true spirit of nature on his canvases by transporting the viewer to lands that have gone unseen and undisturbed.  As he says, “I let the paintings speak for themselves—they are elegant and mysterious, exciting and bold.  I try to capture a feeling, a sense of place, and the magic of light in all of my paintings.”
 
Baumann is a gifted award-winning artist and art instructor who offers oil painting classes in Medford.  He also has a PBS painting show called “The Grand View” that can be seen locally on public television.  
 
The work of sixteen members of The Grand View Artists will be displayed in the Salon.  Their works will encompass subject matter for every discerning collector, including local landscapes, still life, portraiture and animal art.
 
Art du Jour Gallery will also display the artwork of its twenty members.   A holiday gift selection will include pottery, jewelry, scarves, cards, and small paintings.
 
For additional information call (541) 770-3190.  
 
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Baumann contact:  Lori Garfield 541.773.3258
 
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Printmaking Unleashed Inspired by Traci Bautista http://rivergardenstudio.typepad.com/artimpressions/2014/11/printmaking-unleashed-inspired-by-traci-bautista.html http://rivergardenstudio.typepad.com/artimpressions/2014/11/printmaking-unleashed-inspired-by-traci-bautista.html#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:31:43 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?guid=e5e3df0f9adc7fb37c7d8fda38fe0085 Continue reading Printmaking Unleashed Inspired by Traci Bautista

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When I received Traci Baustista's new book, Printmaking Unleashed I was excited and amazed to see so many printmaking ideas! Beautiful projects seemed to spill out of every single page. First I looked at all the photographs, and then I began reading, first skipping around and then from back to front. Tracy's joy and playfulness in her creating process became a joy to me as well!

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Tracy also sent me a packet of very fun and unusual tools for me to experiment with and I have to say, my very favorite was the adhesive craft foam! I have wanted to cut more of my own stamps for some time, and have been looking for this wonderful product!!

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I looked up symbols on Pinterest, and other ideas on my Hand Carved Stamp Ideas page here. Then I began to draw and cut up my stamp ideas on the foam.

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I cut out my new stamp designs, pulled off the protective backside and pressed the sticky side on to cardboard.

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I was happily surprised at how securely my designs stuck to the card board pieces!

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Next came the very fun part of making images with my stamps and trying different inks!  I printed on tissue papers and rice papers, silk and gauze and linen, even notebook and graph paper. Then I tore or cut out each individual image and started playing with collages!

After I found a collage design I liked, I used Traci's adhesive and adhered my images on to pieces of watercolor paper that I had already covered with a light weight piece of rice paper, fabric and white gesso.

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Finally when my projects were all finished I added a bit of stitching. 

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Thank you Traci, for sharing your amazing and inspiring book with me and the world!!

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“Embodied Place: Ovservations and Notations” OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS http://artisticactivism.org/2014/11/embodied-place-ovservations-and-notations-open-call-for-submissions/ http://artisticactivism.org/2014/11/embodied-place-ovservations-and-notations-open-call-for-submissions/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:05:40 +0000 http://artisticactivism.org/?p=5253 Continue reading “Embodied Place: Ovservations and Notations” OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Sierra Nevada College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts

“Embodied Place: Observations and Notations”

Juried exhibition January 16 – February 27, 2015

 

Garage Door Gallery: Holman Arts & Media Center

1008 Tahoe Blvd. Incline Village, NV 89451

 

Open Call for Submissions

Deadline:      Monday, December 15, 2014 5PM PST

Contact Sarah Lillegard, Gallery Coordinator

slillegard@sierranevada.edu

This fall Sierra Nevada College at Lake Tahoe announced the launching of a new low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts. In honor of the program’s initiation, SNC will be hosting a group exhibition in the Garage Door Gallery juried by one of the program’s lead Visiting Faculty, Amy Franceschini of Futurefarmers, and the MFA-IA Program Director, Russell Dudley.

 

Open Call

We are inviting artists to submit works that play with the program’s commitment to creative problem solving and interdisciplinary practice through careful observation and the articulation of “Embodied Place”. By this, we mean to seek the work of emerging artists who are particularly interested in creating spaces of opportunity, both inside communities and within an individual’s understanding of the world. We want to see the evidence of your explorations of subject, place, environment, location and context. All media are welcome, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, video, sound, performance, intervention and installation.

 

For Application Details, please click HERE.

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I enjoy walking the railroad tracks into the center of Talent, OR. One of the things that fascinates me is that no two ties look the same and with close observation they often reveal stunning designs, especially after a rainfall as the ties are drying.

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These dunes off The John Dellenback Trail north of Coos Bay, Oregon never fail to exhibit a timeless elegance.

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CAA Advisor Keri Smith has a new book! http://artisticactivism.org/2014/11/caa-advisor-keri-smith-has-a-new-book/ http://artisticactivism.org/2014/11/caa-advisor-keri-smith-has-a-new-book/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:19:09 +0000 http://artisticactivism.org/?p=5249 Continue reading CAA Advisor Keri Smith has a new book!

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A conceptual artist and author is luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it

At 42, Keri Smith still writes to a pen pal. She deeply appreciates secret passageways. And she sometimes rolls dice to determine which way she walks down the street. That won’t surprise her readers who have followed instructions from her bestselling books like Wreck This Journal — a tome that asks “users” to cover the pages in dirty fingerprints, smells and drawings made by strangers.

What they might not know is that Smith, a rosy-cheeked Canadian now ensconced in Northampton, Mass., is secretly trying to spark a political movement with her whimsy. “What I’m doing is trying to get kids to pay attention, to look at the physical world more, and to question everything,” she says, leaning across a bowl of yellow heirloom tomatoes on her kitchen table. “I am trying to get kids out of the house and away from screens. Someone is needed in this culture to speak up and say this behavior is dysfunctional.”


Keri Smith is on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Artistic Activism. Read more of her article on Time about her work and her newest book The Imaginary World of _________ HERE! 

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Rebirth, 14”x24”, oil on wood, SOLD “Rebirth” is… http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/rebirth-14x24-oil-on-wood-soldrebirth-is-2-2/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/rebirth-14x24-oil-on-wood-soldrebirth-is-2-2/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:52:36 +0000 http://michelleanderst.tumblr.com/post/102889348197

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"Rebirth" is imbued with an atmosphere of growth in the spirit of the sixth bardo (or in between state) of becoming or transmigration. After death, this bardo endures until the inner-breath commences in the new life form determined by the "karmic seeds", represented in paint by cacti seeds, within the storehouse consciousness. The imagery in this piece contains symbols pertinent to myself. Succulents are organisms which have long provided extreme fascination biologically in the way they grow and reproduce, Peyote cacti being particularly poignant in representing the states of rebirth which can occur during hallucinatory experiences. The rings circling the growth form symbolize an intense period of rebirth experienced during a personal Return of Saturn.

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“Rebirth” is imbued with an atmosphere of growth in the spirit of the sixth bardo (or in between state) of becoming or transmigration. After death, this bardo endures until the inner-breath commences in the new life form determined by the “karmic seeds”, represented in paint by cacti seeds, within the storehouse consciousness. The imagery in this piece contains symbols pertinent to myself. Succulents are organisms which have long provided extreme fascination biologically in the way they grow and reproduce, Peyote cacti being particularly poignant in representing the states of rebirth which can occur during hallucinatory experiences. The rings circling the growth form symbolize an intense period of rebirth experienced during a personal Return of Saturn.

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Rebirth, 14”x24”, oil on wood, SOLD “Rebirth” is… http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/rebirth-14x24-oil-on-wood-soldrebirth-is-2/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/rebirth-14x24-oil-on-wood-soldrebirth-is-2/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:52:36 +0000 http://michelleanderst.tumblr.com/post/102889348197

Rebirth, 14”x24”, oil on wood, SOLD

"Rebirth" is imbued with an atmosphere of growth in the spirit of the sixth bardo (or in between state) of becoming or transmigration. After death, this bardo endures until the inner-breath commences in the new life form determined by the "karmic seeds", represented in paint by cacti seeds, within the storehouse consciousness. The imagery in this piece contains symbols pertinent to myself. Succulents are organisms which have long provided extreme fascination biologically in the way they grow and reproduce, Peyote cacti being particularly poignant in representing the states of rebirth which can occur during hallucinatory experiences. The rings circling the growth form symbolize an intense period of rebirth experienced during a personal Return of Saturn.

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Rebirth, 14”x24”, oil on wood, SOLD

“Rebirth” is imbued with an atmosphere of growth in the spirit of the sixth bardo (or in between state) of becoming or transmigration. After death, this bardo endures until the inner-breath commences in the new life form determined by the “karmic seeds”, represented in paint by cacti seeds, within the storehouse consciousness. The imagery in this piece contains symbols pertinent to myself. Succulents are organisms which have long provided extreme fascination biologically in the way they grow and reproduce, Peyote cacti being particularly poignant in representing the states of rebirth which can occur during hallucinatory experiences. The rings circling the growth form symbolize an intense period of rebirth experienced during a personal Return of Saturn.

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