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September Opportunities for Art from AGA

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September Visual Arts News
September = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of fun art opportunities that are being offered to foster your inner creativity, whether it’s getting out and about or enjoying from the comfort of your own home. 

Art & Soul Gallery
Image Credit:
Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Sprites, Watercolor

Art & Soul Gallery
Give-Away Photo Contest! 

September 15 – 30, Anytime 

To celebrate Art & Soul Gallery’s newly featured wall, they are hosting a giveaway and photo contest. To enter, visit Art & Soul Gallery, take a photo of the wall displaying a splash, post on Instagram and/or Facebook, tag Art & Soul Gallery, and use the hashtag #SplashOnTheWall. 

1st Prize: Best Overall Photo, $75 Gallery/Framing Credit 
2nd Prize: Most Artsie Photo, $50, Gallery/Framing Credit 
3rd Prize: Most Original Photo, $25 Gallery/Framing Credit 

Winners will be notified during the first week of October. 

Fiber Arts Collective
Image Credit: 
Tanya Bemis, Untitled, Pop-Out Book

Fiber Arts Collective
Miniature Pop-Out Book Workshop with Tanya Bemis
Sunday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join Fiber Arts Collective and Tanya Bemis for an afternoon of miniature bookmaking. Learn how to make a pie-shaped pop-out book with a secondary secret function. During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to create one book in class while receiving materials to make an additional book at home. 

Space is limited. For those who are interested in attending, please click here

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Image Credit: 
Marianne Nielsen, Daisy, Watercolor 

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Watercolor Pet Portrait Workshop
Saturday, September 18, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Join the Grants Pass Museum of Art and Marianne Nielsen to learn how to paint your favorite animal and/or pet using watercolor and your own reference photo. This is a wonderful workshop if you’re someone who loves animals. Watercolor experience is required and registration is $50.00. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here

Image Credit: 
Dews, Untitled, Ceramic

Making Sculptures with Modified Coils, the Magic in Details
October 1 – 3, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. / 9:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  Join Dews for a ceramic sculpture workshop at Bloom Pottery. The workshop will focus on making sculptures using modified coils. Ideas include making animals, people, urns, planters, abstracts, and more. Beginners are welcome. Don’t forget to stop by Hanson Howard Gallery to view some of Dews’ work for inspiration. 

For more information, please click here.

Art Meditations Using Color Therapy

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541.773.1444   101 N. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon 97501
MON-FRI: 10-6 | SAT: 10-5

Space Is Limited! Sign up NOW for a 5-Week Acrylic Pouring Intensive with Taffy Shahbozian

Art Meditations Using Color Therapy – An Acrylic Pouring Intensive
Instructor: Taffy Shahbozian
When: Saturdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Where: Central Art Classroom
Time: 1-4pm
Fee: $250 (For all 5 sessions)

Class Size: 6 to 10 students (10 max.)
Registration Required. Click here to register.

Presenting a perspective of art that is beautiful and unique. With proper instruction anyone can accomplish beautiful works of art.

This 5-week series is an introduction to the basics of pouring paint, for beginners and intermediate painters. This is a fun and creative adventure, with many styles and technics to explore.

Course Outline

Week 1 – October 2
Preparing the canvas, working with colors and mixing the paints
Different swiping technics – 3 paintings

Week 2 – October 9
Color therapy, how it affects us. Swiping Sunflowers -3 paintings

Week 3 – October 16
Sun Burst paintings -3 paintings

Week 4 – October 23
Flip cup and tilt -3 paintings

Week 5 – October 30
Finish work and varnishing
Bring: Large black plastic bag, tweezers, & a paper bag for soiled paper towels

*For more information, including a complete supplies list and class registration, visit

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Art Classes by Charity Hubbard Coming To Central Art!

Central Art Welcomes Art Classes
by Charity Hubbard Into Our Classroom!

Central Art is pleased to welcome art instructor Charity Hubbard’s art education program into our classroom space this fall! Charity is a classically-trained artist in the Rogue Valley who has been teaching youth and adults to hone and improve their artistic skills for the past 14 years.

Classes will be offered Monday afternoons (youth) and evenings (adults). Inquiries and sign-ups can be directed to Charity via email. You may also visit her website, for more information.

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Grants for Artists & Photographers

Innovate Grant

Submit your work by 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time

The deadline for Innovate Grant’s Summer Cycle is this Thursday Sept 16, 2021. Have you applied yet? Now is the perfect time to share your work, so why wait?

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers from around the world through quarterly $550.00 grants. We’ve simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that. How to Apply:

All media and genres are accepted. All applicants (visual artists and photographers) 18+ years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at

Explore the work of Past Innovate Grant recipients and Read their Interviews at

Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Deadline: Deadline: Sept 16, 2021
Region: US & International
Awards: $550.00 USD Grants

Apply Online Today

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Peace Like That

 I’m a metaphorical girl—I see connections everywhere. This year, I learned the word apophenia: the tendency to look for connections among unrelated things. I’m pretty sure I have a not-so-mild case of it. Whether through simile or metaphor, I am …

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CHAP September 2021 News

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Get Your FREE Tickets to the Party! Watch Parties are going to be all the rage this year! Order a few Party Boxes and invite friends over for a mini CHAPlandia at your house.Each Party Box includes enough wine, signature drink supplies, decorations, snacks, special anniversary gifts and more for two people to enjoy. “If I knew how awesome these party boxes were, I would have ordered a hundred!” -Lauren Holden Kilbane, CHAPlandia 2020 Order your Party Box!Meal options available for CHAPlandia 2021! We’ve partnered with a few local restaurants who will be donating 15% to CHAP from CHAPlandia attendee purchases!You’ll be able to order from the menus of Belle Pomme or Epif! The big 2021 CHAPlandia raffle item is the winner’s choice of 5 different packages! Options are: New York City Getaway with a 3 Night Four Star Hotel Stay and a Cooking Class including a Multi Course

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Lara Strazdas Mini-Workshop at Central Art!

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541.773.1444   101 N. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon 97501   centralartsupply.comMON-FRI: 10-6 | SAT: 10-5

Space Is Limited! Sign up NOW for a Mini Workshop with Lara Strazdas (plus watch for a 4-week intensive)

Mini Workshop – Colored Pencil 101: IntroductionInstructor: Lara StrazdasWhen: Friday, October 1Where: Central Art ClassroomTime: 1-3pmFee: $20Class Size: 6-10 students (10 max.)Registration Required.

In this mini-workshop we’ll explore: Types of pencils, their differences and similarities; good, better, best. We’ll also find out which pencils work best for various techniques, and uncover different surfaces that work well with colored pencil (some may surprise you). You’ll learn blending techniques to get rid of the dreaded graininess, as well as layers and color mixing, plus: tips for creating bokeh backgrounds, how to create realistic textures, incorporating mixed media, and much more!But wait, there’s more! Can’t get enough colored pencils? Want to learn more? Lara will ALSO be offering a 4-week Colored Pencil Intensive held

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Are Your Non-Toxic Art Supplies Really Toxin-Free?

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Have you ever tried to investigate the ingredients in your favorite conventional art supplies?

Chances are, you had a hard time figuring out what was in them, just like artist and Natural Earth Paint team member Kate Gregory.

“This year, I found out I had six different severe contact allergies, and my doctor told me that I had to re-assess everything that touched my skin on a daily basis—and I mean EVERYTHING. While going through my makeup, soaps, nail polishes, and more, I realized I hadn’t checked my art supplies. So, I contacted the company that makes the conventional gouache I had lying around from my university days, assuming they’d be able to provide the information I needed. I received this response:

‘Thank you for reaching out to us. Although we are unable to provide the EN-71 or Material Safety Data Sheet for the requested item, rest

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Medford Multicultural Fair Art Contest

The deadline for this year’s Medford Multicultural Fair art contest has been extended again to 9/17. That’s TODAY!! Please submit your art via DropBox:

We also decided on Tuesday to host a virtual event because of increasing COVID hospitalizations and regular unhealthy air quality. We are seeking videos to share with our diverse audience. We invite your organization and artist members to submit prerecorded or new videos to [email protected] The live stream celebration will be fun. Join us on Medford Multicultural Fair Facebook on September 25 from 11:00 am to 2 pm.

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October 2021 Art Exhibits and Events

The 8th Annual October Imaginarium is open! This year’s theme, Reality or Illusion?, resulted in a wonderful collection of artwork depicting Autumn, Halloween, and imaginative ideas building upon the theme. The exhibition opened on Friday, September 17, and continues through Halloween. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 12–5 pm and Sundays from 10–5 […]

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