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May 2019 Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is going to hold over our exquisite display featuring the works of Marilyn Zupan and potter Susan Paul Williams, while Marianne Nielsen’s guest exhibit in the salon will also continue to the end of the month. Third Friday will be on May 17, 5-8 pm with musical entertainment by classical guitarist… Read more →

2019 Annual Medford Open Studio Tour

Annual Medford Open Studio Tour

June 8-9, 2019

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Annual free event. Local artists open their studios to the public for viewing and shopping. Learn how artists create their “magic”. 2nd weekend in June.

Medford Open Studio Tour June 8-9 2019

We are happy to announce the following artists (to date) will be participating in this year’s popular studio tour.

Charles Anderson, watercolor
Betty Barss, watercolor
Len and Violet Burton,sculptured wood items, photography, acrylic
Lisa Case, “Mad Hatter
Kim Faucher, watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed medi
Karen Gilsdorf, decorative gourds
Tom Glassman, photography
Claire Harkins, oil, funky birdhouses
Cathy Nicholson, acrylic in, watercolor, jewelry
Charlotte Peterson, watercolor
Teri Sutton, acrylic, oil, paper mache
Ben Wood, pottery

Martin Steele, watercolor ink on metallic paper

Roy Musitelli, photo illustration, and Gail O’Dell, silversmith will be showing with Roy.

We have 12 locations and 16 participating artists.

More info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Annual-Medford-Open-Studio-Tour-538995009857874/

Earth Day Salt Dough with Natural Earth Paints

Items you’ll need

1 cup AP flour
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 TBS of Blue found in Children’s Earth Paint Kit
1TBS of Green found in Children’s Earth Paint Kit
1/2 cup of Water
2 tsp of Black from Children’s Earth Paint Packets
Rolling Pin
Parchment paper
Cookie sheet
Heart shaped cookie cutter
Straw
Twine or Ribbon

We made the recipe twice so we could have one ball of blue salt dough and one ball of green salt dough. 

Start with mixing flour, salt, and either the blue or the green pigments. 


Stir until well mixed, the color should be blended through out. 


Add water and stir. The mixture may seem a little dry, if this is the case just add a little bit of water at a time, stir in between the addition of water. 


Once the mixture is moist enough it will come together and form a ball. It should not be wet enough that it sticks to your hand when you touch it. If you find yours is sticking, just add a little more flour until it isn’t sticking anymore. 



Place your parchment paper down on your work station. We flipped over a bowl and traced around it with a marker to form a circle as a guide. Grab a handful of blue dough and start pulling chucks off and placing it within the circle. Then repeat with the green dough.



Once you’ve placed your dough in the circle it’s time to SQUISH it all together to form our EARTH!


Dip your finger in water and rub along the cracks to blend the edges together. Place another piece of parchment paper on top of your EARTH and gently roll along the top to allow more blending to occur. It will start to look like our beautiful planet from space! 

Now place hand in the center of the EARTH and press down firmly. Slowly pull hand up and off the dough. A perfect hand print will left in it’s place. 


It’s time to add our heart shape to the center of the hand print. 


Another option if your hand is to big **cough** mom or dad **cough** you can skip the hand print and use a larger heart shape instead. 

Remember to use the straw to create holes in the top of the EARTH and in the hearts, this way we can hang them once they are dry. 

If you live in a warm and dry area you could probably get away with setting these out in the sun for a day or two to dry naturally. We however, live in the Pacific Northwest and on the coast, so it is VERY wet here currently. We opted to bake ours. We baked them at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 hours. Once they are baked and cooled let the painting begin. 

Add water to the black Natural Earth Pigment to get a nice consistency for painting letters. Add “Happy Earth Day” or “Peace, Love, Harmony” or “We LOVE our planet”. The options are endless. When the paint is dry flip it over and adhere your favorite picture to the back, so it can be seen through the heart. Then add your favorite ribbon or twine to hang. Here are our finished products. Hope you have as much as my kiddos and I had while we created our EARTH’s and talked about the importance of Earth Day!




To get a dome shape bake on parchment paper on the bottom of a glass bowl.

 

 

*Black is not included in the Children’s Earth Paint Kit, but can be purchased as an individual packet. Both the blue and green pigments can also be purchased individually as well.  

 

Earth Day Salt Dough with Natural Earth Paints

Items you’ll need

1 cup AP flour
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 TBS of Blue found in Children’s Earth Paint Kit
1TBS of Green found in Children’s Earth Paint Kit
1/2 cup of Water
2 tsp of Black from Children’s Earth Paint Packets
Rolling Pin
Parchment paper
Cookie sheet
Heart shaped cookie cutter
Straw
Twine or Ribbon

We made the recipe twice so we could have one ball of blue salt dough and one ball of green salt dough. 

Start with mixing flour, salt, and either the blue or the green pigments. 


Stir until well mixed, the color should be blended through out. 


Add water and stir. The mixture may seem a little dry, if this is the case just add a little bit of water at a time, stir in between the addition of water. 


Once the mixture is moist enough it will come together and form a ball. It should not be wet enough that it sticks to your hand when you touch it. If you find yours is sticking, just add a little more flour until it isn’t sticking anymore. 



Place your parchment paper down on your work station. We flipped over a bowl and traced around it with a marker to form a circle as a guide. Grab a handful of blue dough and start pulling chucks off and placing it within the circle. Then repeat with the green dough.



Once you’ve placed your dough in the circle it’s time to SQUISH it all together to form our EARTH!


Dip your finger in water and rub along the cracks to blend the edges together. Place another piece of parchment paper on top of your EARTH and gently roll along the top to allow more blending to occur. It will start to look like our beautiful planet from space! 

Now place hand in the center of the EARTH and press down firmly. Slowly pull hand up and off the dough. A perfect hand print will left in it’s place. 


It’s time to add our heart shape to the center of the hand print. 


Another option if your hand is to big **cough** mom or dad **cough** you can skip the hand print and use a larger heart shape instead. 

Remember to use the straw to create holes in the top of the EARTH and in the hearts, this way we can hang them once they are dry. 

If you live in a warm and dry area you could probably get away with setting these out in the sun for a day or two to dry naturally. We however, live in the Pacific Northwest and on the coast, so it is VERY wet here currently. We opted to bake ours. We baked them at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 hours. Once they are baked and cooled let the painting begin. 

Add water to the black Natural Earth Pigment to get a nice consistency for painting letters. Add “Happy Earth Day” or “Peace, Love, Harmony” or “We LOVE our planet”. The options are endless. When the paint is dry flip it over and adhere your favorite picture to the back, so it can be seen through the heart. Then add your favorite ribbon or twine to hang. Here are our finished products. Hope you have as much as my kiddos and I had while we created our EARTH’s and talked about the importance of Earth Day!




To get a dome shape bake on parchment paper on the bottom of a glass bowl.

 

 

*Black is not included in the Children’s Earth Paint Kit, but can be purchased as an individual packet. Both the blue and green pigments can also be purchased individually as well.  

 

“Dear Earth…” Woman Made Gallery Calls for Art – Deadline April 26

Woman Made Gallery logo, chicago, IL

Artwork by Kathy Blankley Roman

Dear Earth… Exhibition Dates: June 28 – July 20, 2019 Final Entry Due Date: April 26, 2019 Juror: Catherine Game

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Exhibition Description: Woman Made Gallery, Openlands, and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods partner to illuminate women’s voices of action and hope for the planet. Together, we invite artists to submit artwork that highly reflects personal concerns and connections to the natural environment where they live.

Dear Earth was inspired by Sibylle Szaggars Redford whose performance, The Way of The Rain, was created as a “love letter to Mother Earth.” Szaggars Redford and her husband, Robert Redford, were Brushwood Center’s 2018 environmental leadership award recipients.

Works in all media are welcome. The application fee for juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image each if necessary. A limited number of

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Central Art Supply Pear Blossom Hours

Central Art Suply 2019 Pear Blossom Hours

Come For The Parade, Stay For The Artistic Inspiration!

  Come for the pears, stay and shop for art supply wares! Central Art Supply Pear Blossom Hours

 

Stop by Central Art this Saturday, April 13th – We’ll be open between 1:00pm and 5:00pm and ready to help you find what you need to create your next masterpiece! Visit Central Art!

Inspiration Center Get your creative juices flowing! Click Here

Products & Services Explore a world of art essentials at Central Art. Click Here

Events & Classes Plug in to the local art & education scene! Click Here

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ASCEND 2019 Earlybird Registration Deadline Monday!

ASCEND 2019 logo

View this email in your browser Are you endeavoring to become the best YOU as a young artist or a musician?

Mark your calendar now for June 17 – 21 and join us at A West Coast Convergence of Young Artists & Musicians REGISTER NOW BELOW…

…before the deadline for early registration — save some $$ and register by

Monday, April 15! – Energize the intersection of your gifts & your faith! – Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation is partnering with The Story church in Ashland, OR to host ASCEND 2019, a four-day artist and musician conference in the heart of Ashland. Young artists and musicians, ages 15-30, from up and down the West Coast will engage in great vision-building, inspiration, and technical instruction by an incredible team of professionally trained and experienced artists and musicians. Participants will gather in morning and afternoon sessions in specific learning tracks, plus

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Writer’s Room Workshops Spring Writing Groups

Spring Writing Groups at Writer's Room Workshops logo

Writer’s Room Workshops Spring Writing Groups Beginning April 2019

Be inspired and start writing. Find space for your creative voice at the new Writers’ Room studio in Jacksonville. Only a few spots left in the Spring Writing Groups.

Monday Evenings, April 15 – May 13 6:30 – 9 pm

OR

Wednesday Mornings, April 17 – May 15 9:30 am – 12 noon

Workshops are limited to eight writers. Registration: https://writersroomworkshops.com/registration/

* Explore writing in a supportive environment and creative space.

* Write together, study craft, and receive useful feedback.

* New to writing? Beginning again? Established in your writing practice and looking for community? Writers’ Room welcomes all experience levels and genres.

Painting Classes with Jeanne LaRae at Central Art!

New painting classes at Central Art Supply taught by Janne Larae of Sacramento, CA! Starting April 15.

 

Acrylics or Watercolor? You Decide! NEW 4-week Class Sessions with Jeanne LaRae  

  Painting Classes with Jeanne LaRae at Central Art NEW Ongoing Acrylic & Watercolor Classes Mondays, Starting April 15th! Instructed by Jeanne LaRae

Acrylic Class (4-week session begins 04/15/19) – 10am-1pm Fee: $120 Watercolor Class (4-week session begins 04/15/19) – 2pm-5pm Fee: $120

Where: Central Art

 

*Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited. Call or visit Central Art to reserve (One reservation per individual, please. No group reservations will be accepted). 541.773.1444

Jeanne LaRae uses light and shadow to create and tell a story she relates throughout her paintings of nature, landscapes, architecture, people, and animals.

 

Organizations –

American Impressionists Society, California Art Club, Intermountain Society of Artists, Oil Painters of America, Southern Oregon Society of Artists, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association

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Gene Black & Bret Levick at Platt Anderson Cellars

Saturday, April 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Platt Anderson Cellars (located in Ashland Art Center). Gene and Bret will be playing some of your fave tunes, including orignals. Great Music/Great Wine… see you there!

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