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Organic Artist, Michelle Gagliano, explores Natural Earth Paint

Nature-based Artist, Michelle Gagliano, incorporates natural earth paints into her organic art making sensibility. The results are stunning!

Two Calls for Artists- Art In Motion and Frog Lot, Grants Pass 2018

   Art in Motion


The City of Grants Pass Committee on Public Art (CoPA) invites artists 18 years of age and older to submit original artwork in any 2-D or 3-D media with the exception of video/film, installation or performance art for Art in Motion.

This public art project is essentially a gallery on wheels; artwork is displayed on 54” x 34” vinyl print on the side of one of the Josephine Community Transit buses.  The art is there to engage people, expand public art visibility, create opportunities for the community to experience art in everyday life and enhance the overall artistic climate of the City of Grants Pass.

This prospectus solicits submissions for two exhibition periods.  The first from January through June 2019, and the second from July through December 2019.  The work will be selected based on originality, artistic conception and quality.  An effort will be made to represent a broad diversity of styles, media and disciplines. 

Media Eligibility: All artists working in, but not limited to, the following disciplines are invited to submit images of their work: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital graphics, sculpture, glass, wood, metal/jewelry, ceramics, fiber arts, mixed media, and assemblage.  Video/film, installation art and performance art are not appropriate disciplines for the Art in Motion project.

Submissions:  Artists must submit a minimum of four (4) images to a maximum of six (6) works.  All work submitted must be original, no copy work, no classwork or work done under supervision.

All submissions must include these three (3) items:

1.  A CD or USB thumb drive for four (4) to six (6) images. Label storage devices with your name. (Storage devices will not be returned.)

2.  A hard copy printout of your contact information with artist statement.

3.  A hard copy printout of your inventory of images.



Image Format:
Images must be
Tclear and professionally presented.T

  • Images UmustU be submitted in high-resolution jpeg format on a CD or USB thumb drive.  For clarity of reproduction, the resolution needs to be as high as possible.  Because the image you provide will be used by the printer to create the image for use on the poster, quality of the photos and their scalability will be considered during the process to ensure the best possible image for public viewing. 
  • Three dimensional art pieces should be photographed against a neutral background.  The background can be either flat or graded. 
  • Label each jpeg image as follows:  last name, first initial, entry number (for example: Smith, J 1, Smith, J 2, Smith J 3, etc.).

Jurors: CoPA, the City of Grants Pass Committee on Public Art. Exhibitors will be selected based on originality, art concept and artistic quality. An effort will be made to represent a broad diversity of styles, media and disciplines.

Mail or hand deliver submissions to:

Grants Pass City Hall

101 NW “A” Street

Grants Pass, OR 97526

Attn. CoPA

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:   Monday, December 3, 2018

All artists will be contacted via email with the Art in Motion jurying results within 30 days after the submission deadline.

Artist’s Contact Information

Name (Last, First) ____________________________________________________________

Mailing Address______________________________________________________________

City / State / Zip ______________________________________________________________

Daytime Phone ______________________________________________________________


Artist’s Website_______________________________________________________________

Artist Statement (related to the work submitted)















Inventory of Images

Entry 1

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Permission to crop and use a fragment:     Yes      No

Entry 2

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Permission to crop and use a fragment:     Yes      No

Entry 3

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Permission to crop and use a fragment:     Yes      No

Entry 4

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Permission to crop and use a fragment:     Yes      No

Entry 5 (optional)

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Permission to crop and use a fragment:     Yes      No

Entry 6 (optional)

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Permission to crop and use a fragment:     Yes      No


Call for Artists FROG LOT Request for Proposal

Project Summary

The City of Grants Pass has renamed City-owned parking lots with a wildlife theme and has
placed City-branded wayfinding signage in each lot to improve the appearance of downtown
and enhance the tourist experience. As part of that effort, the City has committed to placement of art in each of those lots. The Committee on Public Art (CoPA) is seeking an artist to commission for 2018/2019 at the Frog Lot, located at the intersection of 6th Street / Redwood Highway and W. Park Street, near Riverside Park.

Site Description

The corner of 6th Street / Redwood Highway and W. Park Street is a busy thoroughfare and has many opportunities for the placement of artwork that can be viewed by passersby throughout the year. The proposed art pieces should reflect the frog theme chosen for that lot. There should be at least three or more pieces. (i.e. a jump of frogs)

Trees and other vegetation occupy this space and will remain in place. The City’s new Frog Lot signage is in place at the northeast corner of that location. There are several proposed sites surrounding the parking lot (see diagram of art lo- cations next page). The artwork should be highly visible and colorful.

The art pieces should be placed on a base (concrete, stone or other appropriate material), in compliance with the City’s request not to exceed 4 ft. x 4 ft. Any portion of the proposed artwork protruding beyond the 4 ft. x 4 ft. width of the base must do so at least 12’ above the ground level as to avoid the potential for collision with vehicles or pedestrians.

Frog Lot looking southeast at Redwood Highway Frog Lot looking west along West Park Street


The City of Grants Pass will fund the project. Proposals up to $15,000 will be considered. Proposals must include a budget detailing materials, project costs and artists fees. The budget must also include installation fees and any permits and/or engineering needed to complete the installation. The City will cooperate with the selected artist for the development and placement of the base.

Artist Eligibility and Application
Proposals are solicited from professional artists. Artists currently living and working primarily in Southern Oregon are preferred. Proposals shall include renderings and a complete description of the proposed sculpture including installation requirements.

Applications should include a resume/curriculum vitae, a short biography and a statement of interest regarding the project and the proposed site. Up to four examples of recent work should be included as prints or digital images.

Proposals can be submitted in person, by standard mail or by e-mail. Questions regarding the project and the application can be directed to Susan Seereiter at:

Susan Seereiter, Business Advocate City of Grants Pass
101 NW A St.
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526 [email protected] 541 450 6014

Proposals must be received no later than Monday, December 3, 2018 at 5p.m.. The intention is to complete the project during the 2018-2019 budget year ending on June 30, 2019.


Art Explorations Mini Workshop 10/5 – Acrylic Painting on Grafix Wet Media Film

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**Art Explorations Mini Workshop**

Acrylic Painting On Wet Media Film!


When: Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Where: Central Art classroom

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm

Fee: $7*


Join artist Aaron Hoerber in this unique Art Explorations Mini Workshop, focusing on Grafix Wet Media Dura-Lar Film!


Find out just how versatile this amazing product can be as Aaron briefly covers its uses for colored pencil, image transfers, alcohol ink markers and watercolors, then dive right into a step-by-step hands-on acrylic painting project using a unique multi-layered technique!


All supplies will be provided.


*Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Call 541-773-1444 or visit Central Art to pre-register. Payment is required at time of pre-registration.


Space is limited, sign up NOW to get in on this exciting product sampler!

Michael Lynn Adams Speaking at Ashland Art Salon October 28, 2018

Ever meet a new artist in town who so impressed you, you wanted to share them? Well, allow me to introduce to you:

M I C H A E L    L Y N N    A D A M S

Please consider attending this presentation and
get to know Michael in person

Ashland Art Salon
Michael Lynn Adams

October 28, 2-3 pm.
Ashland Public Library
Michael Lynn Adams is the artist speaker at the Ashland Art Salon, held in the Ashland Public Library, October 28, 2-3pm. Adams’ luminous still life and figurative oil paintings reflect his deep appreciation for beauty and simplicity found in everyday life. He will be talking about his background, his life as an artist, and share thoughts about why and how he creates his art. Several of his still life, floral and figurative paintings will be on display at the Salon.

FACEBOOK: MichaelLynnAdamsFineArt

Adams’ award-winning paintings have been exhibited in numerous international and national shows including, Salon International, Oil Painters of America National, and California Art Club Gold Medal exhibitions; and are in private and museum collections across the United States. In 2012 Adams co-founded The Representational Art Conference (TRAC), the premier international conference focused on the philosophical foundations of contemporary representational art.

LINKEDIN: MichaelLynnAdams
TWITTER: @michaellynn

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2018 Artoberfest in Kerby This Weekend!

2018 Artoberfest in Kerby This Weekend!

Guild Gallery & Art Center 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, OR 97531 Hours: 10-4pm, Tue-Sat 541-592-5019 Mailing P.O. Box 1596, Cave Junction, OR 97523

Ashland New Plays Festival Presents 27th Annual Fall Festival Oct. 17 – 21, 2018

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Now in its 27th year presenting new works for the stage, new play incubator Ashland New Plays Festival will present its flagship Fall Festival, in a weeklong run of dramatic readings of works from award-winning playwrights October 17 through 21. ANPF is proud that many past winning plays and playwrights have received world premieres and won top honors, including 2016 ANPF Women’s Invitational winner Martyna Majok for her play Cost of Living, which won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

This year ANPF features four new plays – chosen from 400 worldwide submissions – that take audiences on unique journeys. The first is through 19th century England and a woman’s struggle to make her scientific work known in The Excavation of Mary Anning by Ian August, directed by Penny Metropulos. Another sees a suburban American community rocked by a sexual assault allegation in Cold Spring by

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November Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, will be presenting Ruth Heath as featured artist, and Debby Fisher continues to have her stunning display as the guest artist exhibit in the Salon.  We will also be announcing the winner of …

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I love Wisconsin

I was honored to have Frank Bernarducci select my work for the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual juried exhibition this year. Out of respect and gratitude, I decided to attend the opening last week in a show of support for the fledgling museum. It was founded only a year ago. Its first annual, national […]

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Research: Links to Articles On How to Simplify

Research, that is to say my investigation and study into what it means to “simplify” a design in drawing and painting. Building A Knowledge Base. Hi!  Over the past few months, I’ve been looking for articles on the topic of simplification.  That is, I’ve been trying to find out what simplification is all about.  You […]

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Open Studio Tour Weekend

This weekend I’m participating in the Ashland Open Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday October 13 and 14 from 11 – 5. Location: Project Space 106 Talent Ave #5. Behind Kindred Spirits. I’m doing a painting demo at noon on Saturday. I’m painting an egg and discussing the difference between values and light effect. I’ll talk […]

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