The Jazz Series of watercolor paintings and drawings came to life following chemotherapy, 9 surgeries, the death of 3 loved ones within a 2 month period, and the end of a four year relationship due to the resulting depression. Although Jeannie holds 2 BS degrees, an MS and MDE, “Education and intelligence is, unfortunately, not a talisman against grief and despair.”
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These journal pages bring a smile to face … nice how two pages in your journal looking back at you can do that. And that’s one of the reasons I relish my journaling practice … not only does it stir immediate feelings, smells, moods, tastes, but too…
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We are proud to represent such a high level of craftsmanship with the four glass artists that will be featured in this year’s Group Glass Show. Evie Ault, Steven Cornett, Patti Wessman and Terry Cooper Sullivan skillfully take the craft of glass in unique directions and forms using both hand blowing and fusing techniques.
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Enjoy plein air paintings over a glass of fine wine at Paschal Winery in Talent, Oregon. Painted on location by members of the Artists Workshop, a group of local artists who have been painting at beautiful southern Oregon locations for over 30 years! Artists reception Fri, Oct 25 from 7 – 9pm.
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On November 15th and 16th in Ashland, Oregon Art Inspires Ashland will bring together some of the world’s most creative minds from various schools of artistic expression for a weekend of presentations, discussions and workshops. This event has been designed to inspire people from all walks of life. “Inspiration motivates everything we do on a daily basis. Think “TED” talks with hands-on workshop.” said Denise Baxter, director of the Ashland Art Center. In the highlight of the weekend, featured artists will talk about their skills, inspirations, and accomplishments in 30-minute inspirational presentations held at the historic Ashland Armory on Saturday, November 16th. These same artists will lead workshops during the day on Saturday, aimed at inspiring regional art students and adult artists to reach beyond anything they dreamed of creating.
“We wanted to create a unique event that is meant to inspire both artists and non-artists in the region.”
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New today – "The Paddlers" original watercolor SFA (Small Format Art) 4×6" (postcard size). A group of children with their mothers padding in a beautiful park stream (Lithia Park, Ashland. Oregon). The joys of childhood & motherhood! Available on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/listing/165581566/original-watercolor-painting-women?
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A woman in her 40′s was about to touch her watercolor brush to the paper for the first time and her hand was trembling. She said she was very scared and didn’t know if she could actually do it…but, then, she did! She made a mark of color on the paper, then another, then more. Soon she […]
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We are happy to bring an eclectic group of nine skilled mosaic artists to the gallery this month for our Third Annual Mosaic Invitational. Each of these artists skillfully takes the craft of mosaic in a unique direction and form, from furniture to wall hanging to outdoor sculptural works. Join us for the Artists’ Reception, held during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk on October 4th from 5~8 p.m. Enjoy a late summer evening stroll with other art lovers and meet the artists. Wine and light refreshments will be served along with the music of Jef Ramsey.
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My approach to teaching any art class is that it should, first and foremost, be fun. Creating art is a joyful experience, if we let go of rigid expectations and harsh judgment of ourselves. The Inner Art Critic must go! Having said that, I also want to be helpful as far as technique and the […]
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