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Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon meeting- June 23! Mark your calendars and please attend!

Arts Alliance of southern Oregon logoGreetings! Please join us for the next Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon meeting

Monday, June 23, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

at the Southern Oregon Guild in Kerby.  

The Gallery & Art Center is located on the RCC Kerby Campus, 24353 Redwood Hwy, Kerby, OR. 
We are thrilled to have such a strong alliance with the arts community from Jackson and Josephine Counties. We look forward to this next meeting to build upon the work we have done over the last year. Our mission: Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon is an organization of artists, arts organizations, arts advocates, and the public, dedicated to building a strong, creative and sustainable Southern Oregon arts community.
During the April meeting, we came up with an outline and general timeline through 2016 for creating a campaign for the arts. The outline includes plans to hire a grant writer, acquire grant funding, and create an effective arts marketing campaign with a slogan and map. We will continue to strategize as well as to network and grow our blossoming and ever more connected visual arts community during the June meeting.
Again, Joyce Abrams and the Southern Oregon Guild will be hosting the June 23rd meeting. If you need directions, please contact her. Here is a message from Joyce:
Hi Brooke,
Please let Arts Alliance members know that we are looking forward to hosting the June Art Alliance meeting at the Southern Oregon Guild’s Gallery & Art Center in Kerby. 
Jerry and Sharon Work will be presenting their inspiring findings about how another region collaborated to become a regional arts mecca.
“The starting point of working to increase business for artists and artisans is to become part of a robust regional economic development strategy designed to bring potential buyers to your work,” says Jerry. “My wife and I traveled to the Appalachian region around Asheville, NC, a couple of years ago to see what we could learn about how they had used their arts and crafts tradition so successfully as an economic development lever there.  When we returned, we distilled what we learned into a presentation we called “Lessons from Appalachia” ” They will share what they learned at the meeting. What they learned can be a great help as we develop a regional strategy here.
In addition to the Work’s presentation, Art Alliance members can enjoy the Guild’s new summer show, “Wild Blue Yonder”, which will open on June 8. And, for those who can take the time to enjoy the Illinois Valley’s offerings, there are several excellent wineries (esp. Foris, Bridgeview & Deer Creek) and restaurants (esp. Taylor’s Country Store and Carlos Seafood & Mexican Restaurate). Additional art venues near the Guild Gallery in Kerby are Hampton’s Rock Shop, It’s a Burl, Yanase Jewelers, Jerry’s Dove Tail Joint, and Seasons ‘n Time. 
If anyone wants to venture up to the Oregon Caves, there is a very good restaurant at the Chateau for evening and a 50’s period coffee shop as well.
Again, we are looking forward to seeing you all in June.
Joyce Abrams, President
Southern Oregon Guild
[email protected]
Thank you for being part of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon- all are welcome! Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who may be interested. Let’s carpool to the June meeting and have a great representation from throughout Southern Oregon.
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It is an honor to be part of this exciting collaboration! See you June 23rd!
Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

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