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Take Action Now- Take two minutes to contact your Senator

Dear Arts Advocate,

June is a packed month of arts action!

This week, the U.S. Senate is taking its turn following the exciting House action last week in approving a $2 million funding increase each for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

You are receiving this email because your U.S. Senator serves on this powerful Senate Appropriations Committee and will be considering funding for the two Endowments this week!  Take two minutes to contact your Senator again today, even if you’ve been in touch in the past on the FY 2019 request. Send a customizable message in support of a minimum of $155 million for the NEA and NEH.

This quick action follows some key constituent meetings in Washington, DC, last week, with members serving on this committee. We need your help to continue to press upon your U.S. Senators how important this funding is to your state.

We will keep you posted on the outcomes. On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee will be considering funding for the NEA and NEH.  And on Thursday, the full Senate Appropriations Committee will be considering the bill.

Thank you for taking this quick action today!


Want to do more? Help us continue this important work by also becoming an official member of the Arts Action Fund.
If you are not already a member, play your part by joining the Arts Action Fund today – it’s free and easy to join.

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Prepare For Plein Air This Summer with Incredible Savings!

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Over the river, through the woods, or right here at home in the beautiful Rogue Valley, inspiration is sure to follow wherever you may roam.

Whether it’s sketching the daily grind of a local coffee shop or capturing the highlights of your camping trip on canvas, Central Art has your best artistic interests at heart. Maybe you’re just getting started, and don’t know your palette knife from your pochade box; we’ll help you climb that mountain.

Taking your act on the road? The possibilities for portable art essentials are endless, but never fear – we’ve thought of everything, and can prepare a “survival kit” just for you!

Take the stress out of planning a plein air getaway knowing Central Art has your creative challenges covered, from street lights to state parks!

-Adam

P.S. Feeling social? There’s an app for that! Share your art adventures with us on Instagram! Be sure to tag @centralart1 in your post, and use the hashtag: #rogueartadventures . We look forward to seeing what you create in the places that inspire you!

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Schmincke Watercolor

12 Half-Pan Set

Schmincke has been developing and manufacturing its Horadam line of watercolors since 1881, and the company is now owned by the fourth generation of the original family.

They are the only watercolor manufacturer in the world that uses the exact same formula for their tube and pan colors. The pan colors are consistent all the way to the bottom, and they last and last!

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New Wave Palette Paper

New Wave Grey and TIMBr Pad Disposable Palettes feature neutral toned sheets that make it easier to mix accurate colors and gauge values. The sheets are glued on three sides, so they won’t blow away while you’re painting outdoors. Plus, the covers are scored, which makes it easier to tear them off or fold them back without messing up the rest of the pad.
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Rembrandt Soft Pastels
Rembrandt pastels are made from the purest pigments and mixed with the finest quality kaolin clay binder. No pigments containing heavy metals, such as cadmium, lead, and cobalt, are used in production which ensures that the pastels have no hard bits or sharp edges. These pastels are harder in consistency than many soft pastels, allowing for more control and definition in your painting.
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Ampersand Floater Frames
Every detail of the Ampersand FloaterFrame has been designed and engineered to deliver a simple, all-in-one framing solution that protects your artwork while giving it the finished look it deserves. Made with premium hardwood, the Ampersand FloaterFrame features precisely constructed reinforced corners, a wider drill base, and pre-drilled countersunk mounting holes. All mounting and hanging hardware is provided to quickly and easily attach your artwork to the frame, including mounting screws, screw eyes, a hanger, picture wire, and bumper pads.

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PanPastel

Loaded with the highest quality artists’ pigments, PanPastel colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in a rich, ultra soft, low-dust formulation. These professional quality colors are highly pigmented and have excellent lightfastness. They are erasable and fully compatible with traditional pastel sticks, pastel surfaces, and conventional fixatives. They can be mixed, blended, layered, and applied like paint for an infinite palette of colors.
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Portable Painter Palette

The Portable Painter Watercolor Palette is the perfect hands-free travel palette for watercolor painting. With a unique design created by an experienced watercolor artist, it’s packed with special features optimized for plein air painting. It’s compact, too — when folded, the palette is about the size of a smartphone (6″ × 3¼” × 1½”).
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Central Art’s SIDEWALK SALE! Fri & Sat, July 13 & 14, 2018

Scoot on over to Central Art for our annual Sidewalk Sale this summer and find unbelievable deals on overstock, discontinued items and even storage and fixtures! Word on the street is that you won’t want to miss this sale event!
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Woman Made June 2018 Call for Art

21st International Open

Exhibition Dates: August 17 – September 8, 2018

Final Entry Due Date: June 15 , 2018

Juror: Nia Pushkarova

Prizes Awarded:  Best of Show $500 / 2nd Place $250 / 3rd Place $100.

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https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submitCall for Art for all female identified artists worldwide to submit artwork for this open exhibition. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is encouraged. 

The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver:[email protected]. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.About the Juror: Nia Pushkarova

Nia Pushkarova is a multimedia artist and curator. She graduated with a Fine Art degree from the University of Reading, England in 1995, receiving a Kodak award upon her graduation. She is the founder and director of NGO IME since 2004, responsible for organizing Water Tower Art Fest in Sofia, Bulgaria. Pushkarova is part of Artist Initiative Network since 2014, and cofounder and  member of the Bulgarian Festival Association. She participated internationally, both as an artist and organizer, including in the 2017 Nakanojo Biennale, Japan; at EFFE Festival Academy, Atelier for young festival managers, Chiang in 2016; at Parabiosis 3, ”Communication and Co-Existence,” Chongqing, China; and in Mexico, Coahuila “Raya En El Agua.”

In her work, Pushkarova deals with issues related to feminism, localism, and geopolitics, while connecting conceptual and political oriented practice with moments of the autobiographical and poetic. She lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria. For more information visit:   http://nia.watertowerartfest.com

Banner Image: Performance by Nia Pushkarova

Language of the Voiceless
Art Inspired by, and in Memoriam to Artist Nancy Hild
Exhibition Dates: September 28 – October 20, 2018
Entry Due Date: July 15 , 2018
Juror: Jeramy Turner

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Nancy’s world was one of secrets: secret symbolism, hidden drawers, compartments within compartments, an anger and intense strength that was shielded behind floral arrangements, chicken feathers, pug dogs, and a gently scathing humor….but upon closer scrutiny these pleasantries were often plastic.  Blow up toys, easily punctured, and vulnerable in their inertness.

Nancy exposed her anger at a world that trampled upon women and animals with equal nonchalance, and she did so by creating a silent language of detail and quietude, submerging her figures in the silence of black velvet encasement.

In homage to this otherworldly artist, Woman Made Gallery is asking for art that emotes that which cannot be put into words: women’s anger, women’s sadness, women speaking to each other in tongues only they can understand.  And animals, as representations of vulnerability and simultaneous resilience.  This is a call for art of emotion, above all…..a call for the expression of voicelessness

The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver:[email protected]. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

About the Juror: Jeramy Turner

Jeramy Turner’s primary concern has been for many years the use of art and film to expand consciousness and foment the questioning everything. She wants art to shatter complacency, to disturb and delight viewers and to send them home with a new way of seeing the world.

Turner is a self-taught artist, whose paintings are most often depictions of capitalists’ vulnerability.  She has also a long history of running alternative cinemas, mostly in Chicago. She established the international radical feminist art collective, “SisterSerpents” in 1989, which Jesse Helmes decried as a “hate group” against unborn children. Turner has taught and lectured on the conjuncture of political involvement in art and feminism at numerous universities and institutions in the US (Chicago, Boulder, Jersey City,Cornell).  Her work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, Vienna, Stockholm, Hamburg, Bergen, Norway, and at many alternative and university galleries throughout the US.  Her work is represented in Vienna with Treadwell Galerie, and in New York with Limner Gallery. View Jeramy Turner’s work here: www.jeramyturner.com.

Image: Artwork by Nancy Hild

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ABOUT WOMAN MADE GALLERY
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to support, cultivate, and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate, and enrich our community. We rely on membership contributions and individual donations to create the programs that support our mission.

Call to Artists 7th Annual Artoberfest

Call to Artists

SouthernOregonGuild.org

for 7th Annual Artoberfest  
A Juried Art & Fine Craft Fair 
in the Beautiful Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon

Saturday & Sunday, October 20 and 21

Sponsored by the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans
For Prospectus & Application go to
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The prospectus with details about the show, as well as the application, is online at:
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More Americans Able To Benefit From Arts

Americans for the Arts - Arts Action Fund
              

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Dear Arts Advocate,

Earlier today, the full U.S House Appropriations Committee voted to approve last month’s Interior Subcommittee vote to increase funding by $2 million each to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), bringing them up to $155 million for FY 2019. New Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chair Chellie Pingree (D-ME) was also successful in adding the following report language to the arts funding bill:

“The Committee acknowledges and appreciates decades of arts and humanities advocacy by the late Rep. Louise M. Slaughter. In her memory, the Committee encourages NEA and NEH to expand grant-making activities in a manner that honors her advocacy, especially in rural and under-served areas, so more Americans are able to benefit from the economic, social, and educational impacts of the arts and humanities.”

Next, the bill will move on to be reviewed and voted on by the U.S. Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. As the bill moves to the Senate, we have invited three grassroots arts leaders to “Fly-In” from Missouri, Montana and West Virginia to meet with their Senators and advocate for this increased funding bill. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Steve Daines (R-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), are all members of the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. We hope this advocacy strategy will continue to be effective throughout the appropriations process.

Help us keep pressure on the Senate and provide support to pro-arts leaders by contributing to our Campaign to Increase Funding for the Arts in America.

Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Executive Director

P.S. Thank you for your support. Please keep checking back to our blog post for more information. We’ll be posting a detailed table of the FY’19 House and Senate appropriation allocations for each of the federal cultural agencies.

 

Take action now!

Art du Jour June 2018 Featured Artists

During the month of June, Judy Benson LeNier’s work will be featured in the Salon and Mary Jo Heath will be the featured artist on the back wall at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford. Music on Third Friday will be provided by Minstrel Stream.

A professional photographer who specializes in photographing Wildlife, Judy Benson LaNier

Guest Artist Judy Benson LaNier

A professional photographer who specializes in photographing Wildlife, Judy Benson LaNier’s love of Africa began in 1961 when her family hosted Ashland, Oregon’s first Rotary-sponsored exchange student who was from South Africa. The bond forged then has continued through the years as the two families visit each other in Africa and the U.S.A. The magnetism of Africa is strong and Judy has returned there eight times. Her range of photography has expanded to include North American and Hawaiian Flora and Fauna as well as landscapes.

Judy Benson LaNier says, ““When I first went to Africa I was amazed that the animals ignored us completely. They went about their business as if nothing extraordinary was happening. Little did they know that something quite extraordinary was happening inside me! I was experiencing a catharsis, a cleansing of my soul. I was being taught what is truly important in life and I was filled with joy by the lessons!

I hope that my photographs bring you a taste of life in the Bush.”

Her photographs capture the essence of the wildlife in amazing detail. For many years Judy led Photographic Safaris to countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, teaching photography and holding workshops for participants. Her Photographic work is currently represented in five art galleries in Oregon. Judy has published seven books of her photography, the latest being FACING LIONS which recounts an adventure she enjoyed in Africa.

Mary Jo Heath presents a body of work themed “Southern Oregon”

Featured Artist Mary Jo Heath

As the featured artist for the month of June, Mary Jo Heath presents a body of work themed “Southern Oregon”. She was born in Coos Bay, Oregon. At the age of five, she moved to the Rogue Valley with her family and attended school at Central Point and graduated from Medford High School

Mary Jo taught art in public schools for more than 30 years.  The majority of her teaching experience is in Central Point Schools. In 1994, she began working with pastels and has won several awards from the Pastel Society of Oregon National and Membership shows.

When asked about her art, she said, “I have gained experience with a variety of art media during my time teaching art in public schools. Of all the media that I have tried, pastel is the most immediate, the most expressive, and the most forgiving. The pastels become an extension of my hand as I try to interpret what I see and how I feel about a subject matter.  It could be the light, the compositions or the challenge of something I have never painted before. Sometimes the subject matter becomes a vehicle for a more abstract expression. Whatever the inspiration, pastel says it for me.”

Please come and enjoy the wonderful art of both Judy Benson LaNier and Mary Jo Heath at the Art du Jour Gallery. Judy’s photos will bring you closer to wildlife in an exciting way.  Mary Jo Heath’s pastels show her passion for pastels.

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 Is Coming! Plan Your Life Accordingly.

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Art In The Rough:

A Plein Air Vendor Fair  at Central Art! 

It’s your first plein air “field assignment.” The easel’s packed, brushes are stowed, paints and canvas tucked into the nooks and crannies of your rig – which is now bursting at the seams! “But wait,” you say, “what am I missing? Is there something better I could be using?”

Bring that intrepid spirit to Central Art during our Plein Air Vendor Fair

Wednesday June 20th, 2018,

and expand your artistic horizons with a plethora of the latest and greatest in plein air essentials that will enrich your experience.

Watch live demonstrations and talk with the experts about what’s new and exciting, enjoy great discounts, and enter to win a Grand Prize!

Plus: don’t forget to share your art adventures with us on Instagram! Be sure to tag @centralart1 in your post, and use the hashtag: #rogueartadventures . We look forward to seeing what you create in the places that inspire you!

*For full schedule of events and to Register Online, be sure to visit

www.soartistsworkshop.com

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Hello, Summer! Hello, Berries! Hello, Poets & Painters!

Hello, Southern Oregon friends!
Summer’s here. Might I suggest a Saturday afternoon Poets & Painters workshop at Pennington Farms? Their summer berries inspired Mindy Carpenter & me so much, we’re holding a workshop to celebrate the sweet harvest: we’ll eat ’em, we’ll write about ’em, we’ll paint ’em.
Here’s one of Mindy’s berry celebrations:

I’ll help you write a poem (zero pressure!) and Mindy will help you paint a painting (also zero pressure!). No experience needed; this workshop is more like a playshop…it’s all about having fun 🙂
So grab a friend and come play with us:
When: Saturday, June 9 from 11-3 pm
Where: Pennington Farms | 11341 Williams Highway | Grants Pass, OR 97527
Cost: $95 per person (includes all painting & writing supplies, coffee, & berries! Savory treats will be available for purchase)
Register: Email me at [email protected], let me know how many people you’re bringing, & I’ll send you payment info.
You’ll leave the workshop with a finished 8″ x 10″ painting, a poem & berry-stained fingers 😉
Space is limited, so register soon!
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Art Deadlines List May 2018

Public art commissions, art competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, residencies, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages, all skill levels, in all disciplines, everywhere. A subscription to the Premium list guarantees you will be the first to view announcements and have access to ALL announcements.


June 15, 2018
ARTISTS NETWORK | ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE COMPETITION Get your artwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2,000! Enter your best work in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence! All mediums, styles, and subjects are accepted. Award Winners will be published in the December 2018 issue of Southwest Art. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uChriD

May 31, 2018
FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO GET A PATRON OR SPONSOR Ongoing – A Free Online webinar that will teach you methods to find Patrons and Sponsors for your art. You will learn how one artist got Apple Computers and Bose Sound to sponsor art work and art projects and also how individual donors and Patrons can be solicited. There is also an option to extend your education in other areas. All those who register for the free webinar get a free booklet right away on how one artist got invited to the Whitney Biennial. No Entry Fee. Details: http://yourartmentor.com/patronsandsponsors2

June 30, 2018
SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | STRANGE FIGURATIONS SlowArt Productions presents the thematic exhibition: Strange Figurations. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from September 6 – 30, 2018. This exhibition is open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations. Included are all forms of surreal, visionary and extraordinary figurative art. All interpretations of the theme “Strange Figurations” will be reviewed and considered. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2w1PB04 OR[email protected]

May 25, 2018LINUS GALLERIES | MOTHER EARTH Our Mother. Our Earth. As a recent politician said, “There is no Plan B.” We need to understand and own what we are doing to our environment. Environmental groups are rising en masse. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wZUrvrMay 28, 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS 11TH ANNUAL GOVERNORS ISLAND ART FAIR NYC ”The Art Fair for the 99%” -New York Times Seeking visual artists in all media. 4heads awards scores of artists each an exhibition room in a historic building. Once selected, exhibition space is free. GIAF is free to the public. Gallery scouts, journalists and collectors know this is where to find new talent. Application Fee: $45 – No Additional Charges Fair Dates: Weekends in September 2018. Application Fee. Details: http://www.4heads.org/ OR [email protected]May 28, 2018

LACDA 2018 “TOP 40” INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION Curator: Rebecca Matalon, MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography utilizing digital processes accepted. Forty artists and photographers will be selected and shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery June 14-July 7, 2018. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1nMYjWCMay 30, 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS: COLOR Announcing BWAC’s 4th biennial national juried art show, Color. Juror: Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. $3000 in cash prizes, including $1000 Best of Show GOLD. Exhibit runs July 28 – August 19, 2018. ”Color behaves, color is magic. ” Find the colors that sing to you and share them with a wide audience in our Red Hook, Brooklyn, gallery. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/2tt5lHZ OR [email protected]May 31, 2018

THE GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION ONLINE Online painting competition awards $1,000.00 CASH to MONTHLY BEST IN SHOW. Different professional artist judges critique 12 monthly finalists. Artists world wide over 18 eligible. Paintings created with traditional media. One-time membership registration fee $25; each entry additional $10. Competition mission to support and help fund artists in countries lacking art supplies and art education. Entry Fee. Details: 928-282-4326 ORhttps://www.paintingcontest.org OR [email protected]May 31, 2018

THE WARNER BROS. TELEVISION WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Television Writers’ Workshop describes itself as the premier writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television. To apply writers must supply a current resume, a short personal statement about their interest in television writing, a spec script (for approved Warner Bros. shows) and a signed submission agreement. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wrgRoXMay 31, 2018

FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO GET A PATRON OR SPONSOR Ongoing – A Free Online webinar that will teach you methods to find Patrons and Sponsors for your art. You will learn how one artist got Apple Computers and Bose Sound to sponsor art work and art projects and also how individual donors and Patrons can be solicited. There is also an option to extend your education in other areas. All those who register for the free webinar get a free booklet right away on how one artist got invited to the Whitney Biennial. No Entry Fee. Details: http://yourartmentor.com/patronsandsponsors2May 31, 2018

WOW! WOMEN ON WRITING SPRING 2018 FLASH FICTION CONTEST WOW! Women On Writing invites entries to its Spring 2018 Flash Fiction Contest. The honorable guest judge this season is Literary Agent Sharon Pelletier with Dystel, Goderich & Bourret Literary Agency (DG&B). Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 and 750 words. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2K7wpA7May 31, 2018

THE 2018 PHOTO REVIEW 34TH ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION Museum of Modern Art Curator of Photography Sarah Meister is the juror for the 2018 Photo Review Competition. Exhibition at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and online. One-person show at the Red Filter Gallery. Numerous Editor’s Selections exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries. $500 purchase prize, cameras, camera bags, photo paper, and much more. Entry Fee. Details: 215-891-0214 ORhttp://www.photoreview.org/competition OR [email protected]May 31, 2018

FIX THE PHOTO ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP We are announcing a scholarship program for 2018 year. We will choose three lucky winners to get $1500 for covering all expenses for studding or just self-development. We are totally confident that your talents and eagerness to make this world better must be appreciated. Thus, we have created this beneficial program exactly for students that are thirsty for opening new horizons. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2hPcVaS OR [email protected]June 04, 2018

SOUTH CAORLINA FAST TRACK LITERARY GRANTS Fast Track Literary Grants are intended to support new or existing public literary programs such as (but not limited to) writers series, festivals, conferences, workshops, or writer’s residencies at schools. Awards are $3,000 or less. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2xsQlHNJune 05, 2018

ACCUWEATHER / RMETS WEATHER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018 Calling for entries from all photographers worldwide, professional or amateur, we are looking for the best images depicting weather in its widest sense. This could range from weather phenomena such as clouds, lightning, rain, fog or snow through to the impact of weather on humans, cities and the natural landscape. The competition calls for stunning images, dramatic in what they depict. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vE8zcTJune 06, 2018

NEW COSMOS OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 The New Cosmos of Photography support photographers’ attempts to create still images or videos/movies or a fusion of the two, that go beyond previous photographic concepts and genres. We regard still images and videos/movies to be continuous and consecutive. We are hoping for brand-new video works that no one has ever seen before. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2HFpIYDJune 10, 2018

20TH ANNUAL ART PORT TOWNSEND JURIED ART SHOW Call for entries, open to artists 16 years and older from WA,OR,MT,ID,AK or British Columbia. Work in 2 and 3 dimensions including photography and jewelry accepted. Cash prizes. Entry fee 45.00 for up to 3 digital entries. The show is held in Port Townsend, WA at the Northwind Arts Center August 2 to 26, 2018. Entry Fee. Details: 208-869-7508 OR http://www.artporttownsend.org OR [email protected]June 11, 2018

10TH ANNUAL NUDE | $2500 CASH AWARD POTENTIAL! The human body is a popular subject for many reasons, the most obvious being that it is us. We use the human nude to master skill, understand ourselves, and push social and psychological buttons for the sake of expression. This year we are happy to renew our invitation to artists to submit works in any media, of any style or genre, and of any size, for consideration in Manifest’s 10th annual NUDE. Entry Fee. Details: 513-861-3638 ORhttp://www.manifestgallery.org/nude/index.html OR [email protected]June 13, 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBIT All fine art, traditional and alternate 2D/3D media, innovative and experimental approaches accepted. $2000 in Cash Prizes. Exhibit hosted July 17- Aug 21 at the South Arkansas Arts Center. Juror: Kevin Haynie, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Entry Fee. Details: 870-862-5474 OR https://saac-arts.org OR [email protected]June 13, 2018

CALL FOR ARTIST INSTALLATIONS AT EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY Call for 2019 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site. Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2019 season of site-specific artist installations. We’re again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2BvARnOJune 15, 2018

ARTISTS NETWORK | ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE COMPETITION Get your artwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2,000! Enter your best work in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence! All mediums, styles, and subjects are accepted. Award Winners will be published in the December 2018 issue of Southwest Art. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uChriDJune 15, 2018

CALL FOR 2019 EXHIBITION PROPOSALS artspace’s Exhibition Committee will review Fine Art Exhibition proposals for the Main, Helena Davis, Frable and smallspace galleries for shows in 2019. Proposals may be made for individual, group or joint shows. Joint shows are exhibitions for two artists with inter-related works who intend for their works to be shown together in the same gallery. Artists or curators may apply for group shows. Application Fee. Details: 804-232-6464 OR http://artspacegallery.org OR[email protected]June 15, 2018

PATIENT EXPERIENCE WITH HEALTH PROFESSIONALS MAIL ART SHOW What health professional(s) made a difference in your health? Was it a clinical pharmacist who helped you make sense of an ocean of medications? A home health aide who supported daily activities with compassion and competence? A mental health provider who helped you develop healthy coping skills? Or was it a nurse or physician in a hospital that had the most significant influence in your care? No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2F3DLCH OR [email protected]June 20, 2018

ART ON CAMPUS CALL FOR PROPOSALS PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY (NC) Pfeiffer University (NC) seeks to commission a permanent public artwork to be installed on our Misenheimer Campus unveiled in Fall of 2018. 2D and 3D works are accepted and should resonate with the feelings of innovation, knowledge, character, university history, and looking toward the future. Total budget for winning entry is $4000. Open to all US artists 18 yrs and older. See prospectus. No Entry Fee. Details: 704-463-3160 ORhttps://www.facebook.com/studiopfeiffer OR [email protected]June 20, 2018

METAMORPHOSIS For Metamorphosis we invite submission of photographs that address the transient, the ephemeral, and the transition from one stage of being to another. Entry Fee. Details: 802-777-3686 OR http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex103 OR [email protected]June 25, 2018

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION Juried fine art exhibition Sept. 1-30, 2018, plus Art Expo weekend celebration Sept. 15-16 in 29 Palms, California. Artwork must depict or be inspired by Joshua Tree National Park or its cultural history. $5,000 cash awards, exhibition catalog, and month-long exhibition. Open to living artists 18 and over, 2D or 3D artwork created by the artist within the last 5 years. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.jtnparts.org OR [email protected]June 30, 2018

BIODIVERSITY DRAWING CONTEST The subject of the contest is the Biodiversity, portrayed through illustrations of fauna, flora and wild habitats. There are two categories: Scientific Drawing which applies concepts and techniques of drawing and elements of descriptive and informative character with scientific rigor. Nature Drawing which seeks to portray, through drawing techniques, wild fauna land floristic species. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2pmLOEOJune 30, 2018

SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | STRANGE FIGURATIONS SlowArt Productions presents the thematic exhibition: Strange Figurations. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from September 6 – 30, 2018. This exhibition is open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations. Included are all forms of surreal, visionary and extraordinary figurative art. All interpretations of the theme “Strange Figurations” will be reviewed and considered. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2w1PB04 OR[email protected]June 30, 2018

THE MOTH INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2018 The competition is organized by The Moth magazine. The Prize is for a single unpublished short story. There is a word limit of 5,000. Entries must be in English. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2BgLquCJuly 24, 2018

42ND NORTH EAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION at Kent Art Association Gallery, Kent, CT. Oct 14 to Oct 28. $10,000 Cash & Merchandise awards, Original art only, Limit 2 entries; only 1 accepted. Members 1/2 entries, $15/$20 fee; Non-members 1/2 Entries, $30/$40 fee. Entry Fee. Details: 607-637-3412 OR http://www.northeastws.com OR [email protected]July 31, 2018

AMERICAN ICON ART COMPETITION “Americans at Work” is your chance to show the world your interpretation of the American worker. Who they are. What they do. Where they do it. Be awarded cash prizes and have your work exhibited at the prestigious Sausalito Art Festival. $3,000 in prizes. Application Fee. Details: 415-332-3555 ORhttp://sausalitoartfestival.org/american-icon-art-competition OR [email protected]July 31, 2018

ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018 Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages, the CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography. The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, resonant, challenging, original and beautiful, but most of all, pictures that will inspire people. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qwI4jr


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Ashland Gallery Association June 2018 Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, June 1st from 5 to 8 pm

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the June Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Studio AB

20th YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Studio A.B in Ashland is marking their 20th anniversary with a weekend celebration June 1, 2 and 3, kicking off the festivities during the First Friday Art Walk 5 to 8pm, and following that on Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to close.

There will be new work by Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Bayard on display, and 20% off all items of art old and new.

Starting at 9am Saturday morning, Todd Barton joins Bruce for their weekly Control Voltage Therapy music session in the courtyard. There will be tales of Doppler Dog and other Railroad District Mysteries, audio-video performances, Photoshop demonstrations, and spontaneity throughout the weekend.

Studio A.B is located at 621 A Street in Ashland

Art by Bruce Bayard

Art by Bruce Bayard

Art by Ann DiSalvo

Art by Ann DiSalvo

Studio 151

Robert Jaffe Photographs

Art photographer, Robert Jaffe, will be having a one-man show of his photographs for the months of June and July. The show will be held at Studio 151, a gallery located in Ashland at 151 Pioneer St.  The opening will take place on First Friday, June 1st from 5:00 -7:00 PM.

The exhibit is open from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays, and 11:00-4:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment during June and July. Please call 541-482-3808.

“Robert Jaffe’s lens and eye are a gateway to a realm of transcendence. The scope of his work ranges from the close-up to expansive vistas. Whether his photographs are the astonishing insides of a raspberry or a full moon over Mount Shasta, you feel that perhaps you are experiencing these worldly wonders for the first time. Jaffe combines his consummate technical skill with the poetry of his vision. The camera captures reality, but Jaffe transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.  His work takes you to unforgettable moments and locations – a dove ascending from a monastery’s ledge in Assisi, Italy, or the Oregon Coast – filled with luminous rock and the calligraphic underbelly of driftwood. Jaffe’s photographs remind me of a line from Rumi: “We are tasting the taste, this minute of eternity.” The viewer with leave Jaffe’s exhibition, with that experience.”  Rebecca Gabriel

 

Shepherd’s Dream

“Manifest Magik”

Heather Brunetti is a self-taught artist living and creating in the Rogue Valley.  Her work strives to translate an emotional landscape that cannot be captured with words, but that gives access to emotions that we all share in common.  Heather’s artistic approach is vivid and dreamy – filled with rich, bold layers of color and fluid shapes.  She has enjoyed being published on the title page of the 2017 We’ Moon Datebook as well as multiple other publications. 

She will share her artistic flair with Shepherd’s Dream starting June 1st throughout July 2018.  Siskiyou Violins will be serenading while retail personnel will walk you through an inviting showroom in downtown Ashland.  Come for the art, stay for the munchies and the beautifully crafted musical experience both outside and within our new location.  Open daily Tuesday-Saturday 11a-6p.

Heather Brunetti, Aquarian Nights, 18 X 18, Acrylic on Canvas

Heather Brunetti, Aquarian Nights, 18 X 18, Acrylic on Canvas

Photographers’ Gallery

John Christer Petersen

John Christer Petersen is a local fine art photographer whose new show, Bandon at Waters’ Edge, opens at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center during the 1st Friday Art Walk on June 1st.  John is always looking for the fingerprints of God, so he loves to escape to Bandon By the Sea for R& R.  Bandon Beach on the Oregon Coast is one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. It is a “must do” for landscape photographers. The majestic sea stacks, rocks, and tide pools along with the ever-changing weather make for great photography.

John Christer Petersen, Bandon Blues, photograph

John Christer Petersen, Bandon Blues, photograph