Art Matters! http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters Journal of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:09:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 C Street Phoenix, Oregon http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/c-street-phoenix-oregon-2/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/c-street-phoenix-oregon-2/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:09:11 +0000 http://sarahfburns.com/?p=1348

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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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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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“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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Embedded Likeness http://winstonunleashed.blogspot.com/2014/11/embedded-likeness.html http://winstonunleashed.blogspot.com/2014/11/embedded-likeness.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:23:00 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?guid=0ce0349bbd4a0efc94699aad8780e436 Continue reading Embedded Likeness

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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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Early Light http://thewinstonweekly.blogspot.com/2014/11/early-light.html http://thewinstonweekly.blogspot.com/2014/11/early-light.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:20:00 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?guid=9feef50b09b5905dafca2670c0ed1e03 Continue reading Early Light

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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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Every once in a while I get an urge to write a fairy tale based on reality. I have written a number of them over the years. It’s not something I set out to do, it’s just an idea that pops into my head and I write it down. You will understand what I mean by a fairy tale based on reality after reading the one I’m sharing with you today.

Once upon a time there lived Mother Artist, Stepfather Artist, Mother Artist’s two sons, and an Evil Art Professor. One assignment from the Evil Art Professor seemed simple enough: papier mâché something in one class period. Mother Artist knew the Evil Art Professor would make the assignment last a week or two, so she decided to foil the Evil Art Professor.

Mother Artist decided to find something that could be papier mâchéd for one class only. Later that day her eyes fell on Stepfather Artist and her two Sons. Stepfather Artist was too big. It would take too long to papier mâché him, besides he had to go to work. Little Son was too fidgety. He couldn’t stay still long enough to be papier mâchéd. But Older Son was just right.

Mother Artist took Older Son to Art Class the next day, which he didn’t mind because it let him miss school. Mother Artist began by having Older Son dress in shorts. Then Mother Artist coated Older Son in Vaseline to make sure the papier mâché wouldn’t stick to him. Older Son then had to put on Long Johns to protect himself even more.

Mother Artist began to papier mâché Older Son with newspapers. Mother Artist soon finished Older Son’s legs and torso. Now he couldn’t stand up. It was a good thing Older Son didn’t have to go to the bathroom.

Mother Artist then started on Older Son’s arms. Soon all that was left was Older Son’s head.

After completing Older Son’s neck and the top of his head, Mother Artist started on the finishing touch; Maps! Mother Artist covered the papier mâchéd Older Son with some of Stepfather Artist’s old maps.

But Older Son was willing to undergo torture for Mother Artist. He said, “Don’t stop Mother Artist! I will allow you to finish papier mâchéing my head so that the Evil Art Professor can’t find anything wrong with your assignment.” And so Mother Artist papier mâchéd Older Son’s face.

As a finishing touch, Mother Artist put on a map heart from San Francisco,  and soon it was just right.

Older Son got his reward. He got to miss school while he was being papier mâchéd. While he was cleaning up, Mother Artist had the pictures she had taken of him developed at a One Hour Photo Shop. When Older Son got back to School, he got to show all his classmates how he helped foil the Evil Art Professor’s plan to keep Mother Artist working in class for the next week or two!

And Mother Artist got her reward too. The Evil Art Professor had no choice but to give her an A, and she had the next week and a half off  while her classmates were stuck working for the Evil Art Professor.

And for some reason, Older Son never volunteered to help Mother Artist on her art projects ever again.

The End

 

I made this little fairy tale into a book and gave a copy to “Older Son.”

Maybe this will inspire you to write fairy tales based on reality. It’s fun. Why not give it a try?

Enjoy, Candy

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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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Studio Snapshot http://www.mypaperarts.com/2014/11/17/studio-snapshot-7/ http://www.mypaperarts.com/2014/11/17/studio-snapshot-7/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:32:35 +0000 http://www.mypaperarts.com/?p=1980 Continue reading

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I am still working on my Earth Spirit Vessel custom order for a friend. As I have said before, this is the largest vessel I’ve made to date. I am now working on the burl wood base for the vessel. I need to make sure the bottom is round and stable before I finish the top couple of rows.

The band saw is stopped as I show how the circle is cut from a slab of burl wood.

Luckily I have the use of a wonderful wood shop in which to work. I haven’t mastered the use of all the tools that are available, but I do know how to use the ones that are required to make the bottom of my vessels.

Finishing cutting the circle on the band saw.

I get my burl wood from It’s A Burl in Kerby, Oregon. They were nice enough to cut some great looking burl wood into slabs for me.

The slab showing the circle cut out of it.

Next, I want to make sure the circle is round and the same thickness.

Sanding to make sure the circle is round and smooth. I also will use the belt sander to make sure it’s all the same thickness.

I now have put the circle into the center of my vessel. It’s pretty stable and round, so I can now finish putting on the top couple of rows of folded paper.

I remembered to measure twice and cut once. It fits!

I will be adding one more piece of burl wood which will extend over the first row of folded paper.

I name all my vessels and this vessel now has its name, Broken Wing. It’s in memory of a goose that lived at the pond of the future home of this vessel.

To see more of my building the vessel: Studio Snapshot of the starting of Earth Spirit Vessel Broken Wing.

Enjoy, Candy

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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, 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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