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Kindred Spirits Spring 2019 Art Classes and Workshops

        Spring Art Classes and Workshops

Spring is approaching! Well, it’s snowing here and there but I did see a bush in beautiful pink blossoms the other day.
The students in the last several workshops have created some amazing and really inspiring art pieces and I feel even more excited to post this new series of workshops!

Also, remember, every Thursday evening is, “Random Acts of Art,” where you can drop in  and play in a, “candy store, ” of art all evening for just $10.

You can join in the Asian art of Sumi-e and Tea Tasting on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 and Wednesday evenings at 7:00, called, Sake and Sumi-e.

All materials are provided in any and every class I teach.
You can register for a class on-line at our website:
www.kindredspiritsartalewine.com. Go to Class Registration and sign up there.
Looking for to creating with you!

 

Sumi-e
Translated, ‘Black Ink-Painting,” is where art and art of living come together.  In these classes, you will explore the simplicity and spontaneity of the essence of nature.  In this painting-method, as in Zen practice, reality is expressed by reducing it to its pure bare form.  You will find this practice extremely therapeutic and heart calming.
All materials provided.
Every Tuesday Mornings with Tea:
Every Wednesday Evening at 7:00- -Sake and Sumi-e
Cost: $25 per class
“Random Acts of Art”
THURSDAY EVENINGS
Open Studio Drop In and different projects every week.
This photo ( milagros), is just one example.
Cost: $10
“More Random Acts of Art”
THURSDAY EVENINGS
Open Studio Drop In and different projects every week.
Another example: Matchbox reliquaries.
Cost: $10
Henna Garden Painting
Mixed Media on Canvas

This may look difficult but it is Not, and you will find it quite freeing and really fun!!.  As always I walk you through these creations step by step so it is easy and you CAN do it.
Saturday, February 23rd
1:00 – 4:00
Cost: $50
The Acrylic Pour
This is one of THE most addicting art forms EVER!
There have been so many requests for this class that I put it on this series again.  Many of you have maybe even tried this and been frustrated.  I am happy to lead you through the process, step by step and show you the ,”secrets,” to a successful piece.
Saturday, March 9th,
1:00-4:00
Cost $55
House of Blues
Just what it looks like, a house of birds.  Blue birds actually, but you can make any style of bird you want. (I know who you are out there who love blackbirds and crows!)
Saturday, March 2nd
11:00 – 4:00
Cost: $50
Abstract Figure Sculptures
For those of you who have begged for this class, here it is!!
The mother of mixed media creations.
There is limited space so you may want to register early.
Saturday, March 16th
10:30 – 4:00
Cost $65
106 Talent Ave. – Talent, OR

Wednesday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Spring hours start March 2nd

Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass Guest At SOSA Meeting February 25, 2019

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists ( SOSA)

will be hosting it’s regular meeting at the Medford Public Library at 7PM Feb. 25th with Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass as our Guest Artist

Hawaiian Sunrise, watercolor by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

A resident of the Rogue Valley since 1972, Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass received her BS in Art from SOSC in 1978.
A third generation Artist, she was encouraged to explore and express her creativity from an early age.
Predominately a watercolorist, Lynda  works in many water-based mediums and is known for her use of color with a strong emphasis on design.
The focus of her current body of artwork is nonrepresentational and abstraction in water media on watercolor paper.
An award winning artist, Lynda’s most recent awards include an “Award of Distinction” from the Fall 2018 Watercolor Society of Oregon Exhibition and “4th Place” from the 27th Annual Juried Exhibition of the International Society of Experimental Artists.  Lynda’s artworks hang in private collections around the world, locally she is represented by Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland, Oregon.
Doors open at 6:30, everyone welcome, including quiet, well-behaved children.
For more information call Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285  or BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993.

Congress Responded to Your Advocacy to Save Cultural Arts Agencies!

Americans for the Arts
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Dear Arts Advocate,

The Democratically-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate have finally resolved with the President the details for the Omnibus Appropriations bill for FY’19 (4.5 months late) to avoid another partial government shutdown tomorrow. It’s expected that the President will sign the bill passed by both chambers into law by midnight tonight. As anticipated, both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) each received a $2 increase to bring their annual budget up to $155 million. Several other federal cultural agencies and programs (see chart below) received healthy increases as well.

Congress responded to your advocacy calls, emails, and visits to save these vital cultural agencies and took it a step further by actually increasing their annual budgets by $2 million each, despite President Trump’s attempt to terminate them.  The NEA and NEH administer thousands of arts and humanities grants to state and local nonprofit cultural organizations, universities, and governmental agencies in all 50 states and U.S. Territories and 435 congressional districts across the nation.

These FY’19 appropriations levels will be in place through the federal government’s fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. On March 5th, arts advocates kick-off Arts Advocacy Day for a much larger increase for the cultural agencies FY’20 budget, beginning October 1, 2019.

Please support our ArtsVote2020 grassroots and political efforts to build an even stronger pro-arts Congress.

Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Executive Director

Take action now!

March 2019 at Art du Jour in Medford Features Mary Jo Heath and Guest Artist Carl Seyboldt

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will be exhibiting the pastel work of Mary Jo Heath, in addition to the fine art paintings and illustration work of Carl Seyboldt continuing to be on display in the Salon through the end of March,  Plan on joining us for our Third Friday reception 3/15/19, 5:00-8:00 pm.  Musical entertainment will be announced on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) prior to the event.

Featured Artist Mary Jo Heath

Mary Jo Heat "Blue Collar" exhibit

Mary Jo Heat “Blue Collar” exhibit. Image provided by the artist. 2/19

Mary Jo Heath was born in Coos Bay, Oregon and moved to the Rogue Valley with her family when she was five. After attending school in Central Point and Medford High School, she went on to earn two bachelor degrees from Southern Oregon College and the University of Oregon.  Now retired after teaching art in public schools for more than 30 years, her inspiration for this month’s featured exhibit comes from watching workers and their machinery toiling around her neighborhood. The results offer a vehicle for expression of color, shape and texture from her unique perspective.

Mary Jo Heath "Blue Collar" exhibit

Mary Jo Heath “Blue Collar” exhibit. Image provided by the artist. 2/19

Guest Artist Carl Seyboldt

The historical artwork of Carl Seyboldt on display at Art du Jour gallery through March 2019.

The historical artwork of Carl Seyboldt on display at Art du Jour gallery through March 2019.

While Carl Seyboldt specializes in painting and drawing wildlife, western scenes and historical subject matter, rarely does he have an opportunity to display illustrations that his advanced art students through Rogue Community College can recognize. A group of mystical castles with surrounding caricature serves as a model toward understanding perspective in a two-dimensional drawing. These gems are rarely seen in the public arena since most art shows he participates in are geared toward western artists.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see Carl’s exquisite artwork.

Carl Seyboldt illustration reprinted by permission of the artist.

Carl Seyboldt illustration reprinted by permission of the artist.

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

Art du Jour will be offering our “People’s Choice” art contests for 2019. Beginning in March we will have a contest for all mediums and the theme is “Landscapes and Still Life”.  May will be our 3rd annual photography contest with the theme being “My Favorite Photo”.  As in the past the popular photography contest will be on display and voted on during Art in Bloom. August the theme will be “Summer Fun” to include all mediums, and October the theme will be “Changing Seasons” also to include all mediums. In the event of a large turnout for the “all medium” contests, we may divide the judging into two separate categories between photography and painting.  See our website for entry rules and entry form, or stop by the gallery during our regular open hours

As one of downtown Medford’s premiere art galleries, we are now actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our cooperative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event.  Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website: www.artdujourgallery.com for full membership information.

Betty Barss Exhibit at Rogue Gallery: An Oregon Love Story

       

 

 

 In the Community Gallery

Exhibit Reception: An Oregon Love Story: Watercolors by Betty Barss

January 18 – March 1, 2019

Rogue Valley artist Betty Barss is an accomplished and versatile watercolor artist. This exhibit showcases a wide range of subjects from her beloved state of Oregon.

Betty Barss has been painting for close to five decades. She taught fifth and sixth grade art in the Medford schools for twenty-five years. Her painting expertise is with watercolor paint. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Southern Oregon Society of Artists, and the Artists’ Workshop. She has received several awards and has exhibited throughput the Northwest. Her work is exuberant in color. Barss describes her use of color in her work, “Color is an element I can’t live without. For that reason, many of my paintings are vivid and might have unusual colors. My palette consists mostly of transparent watercolors, which I use for my common themes of landscapes, wildlife and flowers.”

Betty Barss watercolor painting

In the Main Gallery

Capturing Beauty: Paintings by Sheri Dinardi , Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, and David Terry

January 11 – February 22, 2019

Artists Sheri Dinardi, Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, & David Terry create luminous works in the time honored tradition of oil painting. Their paintings of people, structures, and landscapes beautifully capture a moment in time and the essence of the subject. The Capturing Beauty exhibit features three artists who paint in the traditional oil medium. Creating figurative oil paintings requires talent, training, skill, and perseverance. The process of creating an oil painting requires many hours work due to the slow drying time and the paint properties required in layering the colors. The paintings in this exhibit reflect the expertise of these three artists. They are rich in luminous colors and are of profound beauty. While many of the works are reminiscent of great paintings from the past, each of these artists has developed their own artistic style.

Refreshments from Harry & David will be served at the reception.

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from       11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

Your Voice Is Needed to Continue the Cultural Trust Tax Credit!

Your Voice Is Needed to Continue the Cultural Trust Tax Credit!

Hello Friends of Arts and Culture in Oregon!  The time to engage with policymakers is now!

We’ve been preparing for all the action in the 2019 legislative session and the opening move is coming on Monday, February 18th when the House Committee of Economic Development will hold a hearing on HB 2052 — a bill to extend the sunset on the cultural tax credit for the next ten years.  We hope you will contact your legislators to encourage them to support HB 2052 and to share with them the priority that you and other Oregonians put on access to creative expression in this state. 

Oregon is unique in the Nation in having the Cultural Trust but we are far from the $200 million fund that was originally envisioned.  We need to collectively raise our voices in support of building this fund and using tax incentives to help do it — remember dollars in the Cultural Trust are distributed to every county and to tribal partners.  This tax credit is an important engagement tool for this state and critical to our cultural ecosystem.  Please add your voice!  Best — Cultural Advocacy Coalition

Send your support letter for HB 2052 in by Friday, February 15th to:  [email protected]


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Columbia Center for the Arts- Exhibitions & Events in February 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

National Identity

February 2019 Exhibition

January 30 through February 24, 2019

Artists illustrate their emotional and intellectual responses to their sense of National Identity—perhaps through their country of birth, their ancestral past, or their own ideology of their personal identity.

Participating Artists: Kecia Florendo, Anita Jackson, Anita Davis, Brianna Stacon, Edward Heath, Paul Rowley, Roya Mahjour, Ghazal Mahjour, SEPALI Artisans, Francisco Bautista, Laura Bautista, David Bautista, Cinthya Bautista, Teri-Jo Yazzie, Kayla Jones, Brutis Baez, James Greeley, Unique Bryant,Greta White Elk, Shayleen Eagle Speaker, Wiona Strong, Beaulah Tsumpti, Emily Courtney, LaMinnie Caldera, and Jason Smartlawit

Also this February, Windermere will feature an Exhibition of Michael Dinning’s work. Columbia Center for the Arts curates a monthly art exhibition at the Hood River Windermere Real Estate Office at 315 Oak Street in downtown Hood River, OR.

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Oregon Scholastic Art Awards

February 2019 Lobby Show

January 30 through February 24, 2019
136 Hood River Valley High School Art entries in 2D art and 3D art received Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards at the state level this year!

(State level Gold Key winners will go on to the national Scholastic Art competition to compete for medals and a chance to attend the Medal award ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York if they win a Gold Medal after the second round of judging).

Gold Key winners’ work will be displayed at a special exhibit in the lobby at the Columbia Art Gallery for the month of February.

Participating Artists: Erika Anderson, Emma Berens, Claire Bokovoy, Elieana Bounds, Alexandra Buckles, Melissa Campos-Medina, Grace Clute, Ayva Sunshine Levin, Teddy Parkinson, Sandra Piatt, Nate Schutt, Grace Skakel, Ellen Sova, Kelsey Stewart, Daniela Valle (Senior Portfolio Gold), and Zane Yinger (Senior Portfolio Gold)

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You can read more about this art competition here: artandwriting.org

Julie

National Theatre Live

February 12, 2019 at 6pm
Running Time: 100 Minutes
$12 for Adults
$8 for Seniors and Students (must present student ID)
Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Purchase tickets online, in the Columbia Arts Gallery at 215 Cascade in Hood River, or at Waucoma Bookstore. Please note that tickets are non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation.

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Baba Yaga

One-Woman Show

February 8, 2019 and February 9, 2019 at 7pm, Doors at 6:30
$5 for Adults and Free for Students (must present a student ID)

Baba Yaga is a morally ambiguous witch who relishes doling out romantic advice to those brave enough to visit her hut–or perhaps she would rather eat you instead. Often described as a hideous crone who lives deep in the forest, Baba Yaga is an unpredictable force from Russian folklore, who  occasionally helps and often hinders her fairy tale visitors. Sometimes kind and often cruel, she imparts the audience with romantic advice, told through three classic Russian fairy tales from her perspective.

Baba Yaga is written, devised, and performed by Sam Reiter. True to its Russian fairy tale roots, the show developed primarily in Moscow, where its creator studied for a semester at the Moscow Art Theatre (in conjunction with the National Theatre Institute). Baba Yaga weaves shadow puppets, expressive movement, Pushkin, unconventional anecdotes, Russian dance, and improvisation into a unique storytelling experience. Don’t miss the performance that Oregon Arts Watch hailed as a “majestic, loving invocation of an old spirit.”

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Rising Stars Pianist: Filippo

Portland International Pianist Filippo Gorini

February 10, 2019 at 2pm, doors at 1:30pm
Adults: $12
Seniors / Students: $10 (must present student ID)

Portland Piano International’s Rising Stars are young, up-and-coming pianists who have the potential to become internationally known performers. Selected by Artistic Director Arnaldo Cohen, the young artists perform several times at vaious locations across the country, including performances in Oregon with this special appearance on the CCA stage.

Italian pianist, Filippo Gorini, is praised for his “rare intellect, temperament…and vivid imagination”. In 2015, he received both the first and audience prizes at the Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn, for his performances of works by Schubert, Beethoven, Schönberg, Bartok and Thomas Andés. In summer 2018, Filippo made his debut at Rheingau Festival and Festspiele MecklenburgVorpommern, alongside appearances at Mude Salentine in Italy, and Plush Festival in Dorset, UK.

Previous awards and competition succes includes the 2017 Beethoven-Ring prize from the Citizens for Beethoven Association in Bonn, first prise at the Neuhaus Competition in Moscow, and prize of the Young Euro Classics Festival in Berlin. Filippo’s debut disc of The Diabelli Variations was released from The Guardian, Le Monde, BBC, as well as a Diapason D’or. Filippo continues his studies with Maria Grazia Bellocchio and Pavel Golilov as Mozarteum University in Salzburg, as well as receiving mentorship from Alfred Brendel.

Sense of Place

Schemes, Dreams and Teams: a Century-Long Saga to Protect the Columbia Gorge with Kevin Gorman

February 13, 2019 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm
Friends of the Columbia Gorge Executive Director Kevin Gorman explores steps to protect the beautiful areas we are all drawn to, and think through our impacts as explorers, travelers and stewards.  Can we develop practices to replenish ourselves and the Gorge at the same time? Join Kevin for a dive into history, conflict and how technology might help all of us keep the Columbia Gorge wild and beautiful for generations to come

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Our street address is:
215 Cascade Avenue, Hood River, OR 97031
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 1583, Hood River, Oregon 97031
Phone: 541-387-8877

Spring Painting Workshop with Ron DiCianni and Oregon Gardens Soiree

You’re invited!


What makes a great painting connect so powerfully with the viewer?  And as artists, how can we create works that are increasingly effective and emotionally impacting?

Study with renowned artist Ron DiCianni for this two day hands-on painting workshop in exploration of this fascinating topic. Plus enjoy an evening (Thurs.) with Ron as he tells his story and expounds on his vast experiences in the role of art and faith in culture spanning 4 decades.

Ron’s works have spiritually and emotionally connected with people all over the world. Because of this strength of vision and connection he has worked alongside well-known authors such as Max Lucado, Randy Alcorn, Joni Eareckson Tada, Frank Peretti, and many more. In combination with these emotionally compelling works, Ron’s spiritual connection to truth in his paintings propels his message all the more powerfully to the hearts and minds of the viewers.
See more of Ron’s work

EMOTIONAL POWER – IN A FIGURATIVE PAINTING 
Early registration discount:  $295 before March 15th
Masterpiece and Pacific Rim Guild members discount
before March 15th:  $265
$325 after March 16th
Lodging:
Pacific Rim Art Guild (Eugene faith based art guild) offers host housing
or dorm lodging at New Hope College
Contact Dan Chen 541.461.3735 or [email protected]
or enjoy one of the many other Eugene hotels or Inns
Full Details and registration

Love Art and Beauty but not an artist?
DiCianni and Gardens pairing Event May 16 & 17th

Additionally we are pairing this Ron DiCianni event with our Oregon Gardens Soiree event May 16 & 17th for additional art and beauty lovers who are not attending the painting workshop, but want an opportunity to meet and have dinner with Ron, hear his story and enjoy the stunning beauty of this Oregon destination gem – The  Oregon Gardens.
$99 two day event
$80 for Masterpiece and Pacific Rim Guild members

For more info

Sponsored by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts & Pacific Rim Art Guild

Copyright © 2019 Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
17575 Hwy. 66, Ashland, Or. 97520, 541.601.7496
[email protected]  www.mcfineartsfoundation.org
Masterpiece is a registered 501(c)3 non -profit corporation registered in Oregon

Love, Nature & Art from Natural Earth Paint

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~~~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR! ~~~

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Natural Earth Flag Kit

Hang L.O.V.E. in your home with the Earth Flags Craft Kit.

Hemp flags and rope, bamboo paint brush, creamy Earth Paint and biodegradable mixing cups. ORDER HERE

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Natural Painting & Fresco Workshop in Italy!

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Send your love on the trip of a lifetime, to a magical little village in Northern Italy. They will participate in a Natural Painting and Fresco Workshop, lead by the founder of NEP, Leah Fanning and Alma Ortolan. Enjoy the scenic views in the foothills of Dolomites, stay in the historic and elegantly restored Palazzo Galleti, and indulge in delicious home-cooked Italian meals. Sept. 2019

Click here for more details about our amazing trip to Italy.

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Check out our **Marble Art Valentine Craft* – all you need are 3 marbles and some Natural Earth Paint!

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Subscribe to our YouTube channel!Learn how to decorate Earth Flags, Mix Natural Oil Paint, Paint Stones, Create Natural Face Paint designs, and much more.

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LET THEM CHOOSE!!!

Unsure of what to get your Valentine this year? We have you covered! Our Gift Certificate is the perfect gift for any artist in your life, you choose the amount and they choose the product.

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It’s Just A Little Snow! Join Us For Day 2 of Central Art’s Extravaganza!

A Bit Of Snow Never Spoiled Anyone’s Creative Spark! And It Won’t Spoil Ours!

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We’ve heard there might be a little snow in the forecast,

but never fear! We’ll all be here!

 

Join us for Day 2 of Central Art’s 8th Annual Art Extravaganza, happening tomorrow (Sat. 2/9) from 10am – 3pm!

 

Vendors! Live Demos! Mini Workshops! Free Samples! Prizes!

And Much More!

 

A little snow won’t be able to stop us from having a fantastic time, and we hope it won’t stop you either!

 

Come one, come all! Art is calling!

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