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Support the Arts This Holiday Season

Americans for the Arts
                  - Arts Action Fund
              
Dear Arts Advocate,

Let’s Celebrate This Holiday Season.

We #SavedtheNEA. Thanks to members, like you, who supported our

       

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advocacy campaign, signed petitions, sent emails to and met with Members of Congress, and supported pro-arts candidates through the Arts Action Fund PAC, we were able to save (and even increase) public funding for nonprofit arts organizations across America. Let’s now begin 2019 strong.

Would you contribute to our Year-End Campaign with a financial gift?Help us reach our goal of $30,000 by December 31st.

Continue to Be an Arts Champion!

You are essential to the grassroots movement to advance public funding for the arts and arts education. Your contributions allow us to:

  • Financially support those candidates who demonstrate support and leadership for the arts.
  • Produce our biennial Congressional Arts Report Card.
  • Generate ArtsVote campaigns to build political clout and voter engagement at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Rally national support against attacks to the arts.
  • Keep our network of 400,000 Arts Action Fund members informed and ready to take action through timely alerts.

Keep the momentum going. Make Your Year-End Gift Today to the Arts Action Fund PAC.

Have a safe, joyous and peaceful Holiday Season.

Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Executive Director

P.S. Please know that 100 percent of your PAC contributions support pro-arts candidates across the country.

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, December 7th from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, December 7th 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!

Ashland Gallery Association December Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Art Happenings!

Photographers’ Gallery

Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 years Later.

 

 Bobbi Murphy’s new show, Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 Years Later, opens on Friday, December 7th at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center and will run through January.

 

Yosemite holds wonderful memories for me – of autumn walks in golden meadows and full moon nights along the Merced River listening to great horned owls call to their families on cold evenings. Tramping through spring meadows flooded with snow runoff, riotous with wild flowers.  John Muir walked here and helped create America’s second great National Park.

 

There is no denying the impact of climate change on the park: drought, fire, pine beetles have killed 129 million trees in California and Yosemite has not been spared. It is heartbreaking to see and experience while remembering how magnificent it was just a few short years ago. But the tourists come in crowds greater than ever.

 

Despite all that we have done to it, Yosemite is still a glorious, spectacular place that makes a heart sing, even in the midst of destruction and devastation. We are loving it to death and yet, somehow don’t love it enough to save it and ourselves.

Bobbi Murphy, Lone Tree, photograph

Ashland Art Center

Giving Tree Program

Help a local child and celebrate the Holiday’s by donating to Ashland Art Center’s Giving Tree.

December First Friday will be packed with excitement at Ashland Art Center.  We will be kicking off our First Friday Weekend Sale, 10% off, December 7, 8 & 9th.   Handcrafted work by local artists will include: paintings; photography; prints; jewelry; scarves; fiber art; woodwork; ceramics. 

Shop, enjoy wine and music and help a child in need!  We hope will you join us and spread some holiday cheer.  

Giving Tree

Giving Tree

Gallerie Karon

Gifts By The Gifted

Gallerie Karon’s December show features all of our artists with gifts for the holidays. Let us be your personal shopper – bring your list – we’re here to help.

The biggest news is that Gallerie Karon is expanding! Our new addition, “The Feathered Wing”, will be open by the holidays! In this new area, accessible through our main gallery, is a two-part section. The first is full of small, multiple use furniture pieces for smaller spaces. The second is a special area for Oriental furniture and accessories with larger scale antique Buddhas and Quan Yins. It’s a serene room far away from today’s problems and filled with things that you can use to create your own serene space at home.

We’ll have a Grand Opening once the expansion is completed, but the move is on!

Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon

The Shepherd’s Dream

A Study on the Transition of Life

Nora Costley, Watercolorist, shares her artistic evolution through self-discovery and the mystery of the universe. Nora is a world traveler and holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of New Mexico.  Her work has been displayed in the National Museum of Art in Washington, DC.  She currently resides in the Rogue Valley. 

She enjoys many forms of art including sculpture, traditional pottery making in Japan, Installation and Photography.  Even as a watercolorist, Nora feels an artist does not need to stick with the same subject or medium.  She prefers an artist’s creation to reflect the transient beings they are, and continue to demand an evolution as individuals.  She states…”for me art is a constant exploration and experimentation of self and the universe, which parallels the exploration of medium and processes.”  Also…”a driving force is art that stimulates personal power and freedom in myself and others.”  Her practice has evolved from that of discovering and resolving the internal, to decoding the world at large.  Often her ideas flow, and it’s not until a piece is complete, that it either is understood or not.  The universe is of great curiosity to her, but as with Nora’s artistic endeavor, she is satisfied with the mystery.

Nora Costley, “Take Your Power Back” watercolor

Nora Costley, “Take Your Power Back” watercolor

Special Event!

Lithia Artisans Market

Lithia Artisans Holiday Market

Friday, December 14 ~ 10am-7pm
Saturday, December 15 ~ 10am-6pm
Sunday, December 16 ~ 11am-4pm

Our Holiday Market is moving to the Medford Armory after 13 seasons with the Art Wing at Briscoe Elementary in Ashland. For 2018, we plan to host over 60 artisans at this new location, featuring some of the finest locally crafted gifts you’ll find. Enjoy live music, a family-friendly atmosphere and a chance to support local artisans while shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts.

A raffle drawing will be held on Sunday afternoon at both of our holiday events. The winner receives a $100 gift certificate.  This Holiday Season Support Local Handmade. Join Us!

Artisans Market holiday wares

 

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

 

Please see the attached “Spotlight Exhibits” and December Gallery Tour Map.

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Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

New Exhibit by Amy Godard at Rogue Gallery- Awake, Dreaming in the Garden

Rogue Gallery is open Friday

with a new exhibit in the Community Gallery.

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Detail of ORISHA by Amy Godard
 BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY 
New Exhibit in the Community Gallery 

Awake, Dreaming in the Garden:
Woodcuts & Screenprints by Amy Godard

November 23, 2018 – January 11, 2019

Godard Amy ROSE
Amy Godard, ROSE, screen print

Reception: Friday, December 21, 5:00-8:00 pm

Amy Godard’s work includes stylized interpretations of characters from folklore; mandalas and icons of plants; and explorations of line, color, shape and symmetry. Her work is inspired by nature and folklore and she hopes to inspire her viewers to connect to nature and to forge a relationship to old stories that have shaped us as people.

Festive Classes for Children

Enchanted Elves of the Rogue Studio ages 7-11 with Pravina McClure
Saturday, December 1, 2018 11:30am-2:30pm
Make your own Enchanted Elf that can hang on the Christmas tree or be a gift for someone special. In addition young artists will make original wrapping paper to take the elves home in, creating the ultimate Christmas gift!
MEMBERS $25 NON-MEMBERS $35- ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED SIGN UP HERE>>

Ornaments, Sparkles and Unicorns ages 7-11 with Pravina McClure
Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:30am-2:30pm
Create unique unicorn and mythical creations! These miniature creations can be Christmas tree ornaments or designed to stand alone. In addition, young artists will also create fantastic wrapping paper to take their creations home in, creating a Christmas gift to enjoy during the holiday season or year round!
MEMBERS $25 NON-MEMBERS $35-ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED SIGN UP HERE>>

Artist Opportunity
The Oregon Community Foundation is delighted to announce the Fields Artist Fellowship. OCF and Oregon Humanities will work together to award four Fields Artist Fellows $100,000 each over a two-year period, along with convening and learning opportunities.  The hope is that this opportunity will enable artists to take their art to a higher level and pursue artistic work that responds in meaningful ways to the opportunity gap in Oregon.  Deadline is January 14, 2019.

For details go to:
https://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/ocf-funds/fields-artist-fellowship

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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The 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. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

Poetry, Plaisance, and a Present for You!

Poetry

This week, we officially celebrate gratitude—though we unofficially celebrate it year-round, of course! So another big Thank You to all who helped me get to Vermont Studio Center in October. It was a dream come true—with the bonus of crimson-and-gold foliage and many new friends. I spent entire days in what I call Poetry Land, looking up from the page or screen to watch the Gihon River run past outside my studio window. It was a bit of heaven on earth. In addition to mostly finishing my poetry manuscript, I created and posted little bits of micropoetry and watercolors each day to share the journey. When I gathered those daily lines together, I was happy to see that they had shaped a single poem that celebrates beauty and community. You can find it here along with a few of the paintings. (In the photo, courtesy of Howard Romero, I’m hiding in the back on the left 🙂

Plaisance

Another dream come true: I wrote wine labels! Twenty “poetry labels” for twenty bottlings of Plaisance Ranch wine. If you’re from Southern Oregon, you probably know how good Plaisance wine is—and how it’s created by third-generation winemaker Joe Ginet and his family. I was thrilled to write the descriptions for their wine (and to discover the Mondeuse varietal!). The photo shows one of my favorite labels.

…And a Present for You!

Best for last…a little present from me to you. Click here for a free digital print of the image above—a bit of holiday love to enjoy in pixels or print, to keep or to give—or all of the above!

Big gratitude & big love,

Anna

PS: At the very end of this newsletter, find a few gift ideas of the more experiential kind. Happy holidays!

UPCOMING

Here are some events & workshops on the horizon (find more info for each on the events page of my website):


Red Lily Red Friday: 23 November, 11-5 pm (Red Lily Vineyards, Jacksonville, OR)


6th Annual Angels Show: Reception on December 1, 1-3 (Art Presence, Jacksonville, OR)


Poets & Painters Pop-up Shop: December 2, 11-3 (Ashland, OR)


An Evening in Morocco: December 7, 7 pm (Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA)

And last, but not least, here are some ideas for those who love to give an experience: 


Deep Travel Workshops 2019: Palapas in Yelapa, flamenco in Granada, and Sufis in Morocco….One of these trips would make a pretty grand gift! VisitDeepTravelWorkshops.com  for more information.


Living Unlimited: Want to get something special for a woman you’d like to honor? Consider a gift certificate to attend this gathering on 3 March in Sonoma, CA. More info here.

art + word + spirit

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3rd Friday Art Reception – November 16, 2018

Nov 14 2018 artblast Sheryl Swift
Detail of Journey’s End by Sheryl Swift

3rd Friday Art Reception, November 16, 2018

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Don’t Fence Me In:
2018 Annual Members Exhibit

November 9–December 21, 2018

Jorizzo Paul Pounabrone Dolmen
Poulnabrone Dolmen by Paul Jorizzo

Reception:  Friday, November 16, 5:00-8:00 pm

Member artists of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center were encouraged to express themselves without boundaries as the title “Don’t Fence Me In” implies. Exhibiting artist include:

Bruce Allen, Charles Anderson, Robert Arieas, Betty Barss, Sue Bennett, Linda Boutacoff, PJ Boyd, Susan Eileen Burnes, Sarah F. Burns, Leonard Burton, Violet Burton, Katy Cauker, Millie Clarke, Dawna Curler, Valerie Dann, Susan DeRosa, Anna Elkins, Cynthia Flowers, Alx Fox, Miles Frode, Tom Glassman, Jay Gordon, Nancy Graham, Kelly Gratton, Carla Griffin, Phyllis Gustafson, Lane Hall, Claudia Harlow, John Hawkins, Rebecca Hawkins, Linda Henning, Anna Hinkle, Howard Hunt, Marilyn Hurst, Zelpha Hutton, Jennifer Ivey, Paul Jorizzo, Joan Kennedy, Susan Hoppe Krempa, Judy Benson LaNier, Shahnaz LeRoy, Betsy Lewis, Katherine Lundgren, Mary Ann Schofield Macey, Christina Madden, Dave Mathewson, Vivian McAleavey, Vera Melnyk, Kathy Morawiec, Victoria Morgan, Kay Myer, Judy Ghetti Ommen, Kristen O’Neill, Walt Padgett, Carolyn Patten, JoAnn Pearce, Cecilia Pestlin, Charlotte Peterson, Linda Purdom, Susan Quinn, Janice Rosenberg, Mary Ruzich, Barbara Schack, Ginny Schaw, Desmond Serratore, Lo Smucker, Darlene Southworth, Leland Struebig, Sheryl Swift, Eva Thiemann, Greg Thweatt, Silvia Trujillo, Peter Van Fleet, Cherri Van Syoc, Mary Joette Vannice, Daniel Verner, Doug Wallace, Gerald Westgerdes, Marilyn Westgerdes, Charlotte L. Wirfs, Walter Wirfs, Eve Margo Withrow, and Sue Yamins

. . . . . .

Last chance to see these beautiful pastel paintings!

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

Southern Oregon Impressions
by Marilyn Hurst

October 5 – November 16, 2018

Hurst Marilyn The Grand Giant Sequoia
THE GRAND GIANT SEQUOIA – pastel, Marilyn Hurst

Southern Oregon artist Marilyn Hurst finds inspiration for her paintings in various subjects like a peaceful landscape, beautiful flowers or the character of an old barn. She works primarily in pastel and watercolor.

 IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

Artist Teen Program Georganna ATP
Build a Future in the Visual Arts

The Artist Teen Program, or ATP, offers local teens a realistic career experience of a professional artist. Students will be paired with artists from the community to create exceptional works of art and to build their art skills. The program culminates with an exhibition of the art they have created. This year, students will work in Photography, Drawing, Painting, Mixed- Media, printmaking, or Sculpture.
Program runs January – April annually.
The Artist Teen Program is $300 for tuition, includes ALL materials and framing expenses.
Financial assistance is available.
ATP APPLICATION HERE>>
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 7, 2018

For further information please contact Ashley E. Clasby, our Education and Events Manager at (541)772-8118 or [email protected]

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The 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. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

Art & Soul Closing Its Doors this month. Unless…

Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland will officially shut the doors on the 25th.

If you know anyone who might be interested in keeping this southern Oregon art community icon alive, they need to contact Eve Withrow or Linda Boutacoff immediately at 541-770-7442 or 541-821-6405.

Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland

From Art & Soul:

Sadly our gallery is closing and we need to sell these items.  We thought you just might either want them or know of someone else who would.  They would also make great room dividers for studio apartments or to divide large spaces.  Contact Linda Boutacoff at 541-770-7442 or 541-821-6405 if you or anyone you know may be interested. Thank You.  Eve
** Steel framed Panels  
8’ H x each panel is 48” wide, 
6 units, 2 interlocking panels each
White powder coated steel frames, steel frames are 3” thick, 2 interlocking units, 4 sides, carpeted, each panel is 48” w with 44” display space
1500.00 each (4 display areas front and back)
Card rack:
4’3/4”w x12”d x42”h, 2 units
light wood, 3 tiered racks on top, open shelf, 2 closed cupboards below
$300 each $550 for both
 

November 2018 Art Du Jour Newsletter

Art du Jour Gallery | 213 E. Main StreetMedford, OR 97501

Rogue Winterfest December 1 and 2, 2018

Rogue Winterfest Weekend Holiday Events

Holiday Singers, Rogue Winterfest 2018 at Evergreen’s Bear Hotel

December 1st and 2nd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel, 2101 NE Spaulding Ave, Grants Pass.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door:

·         $5 for adults

·         $3 for children(4-17) & seniors (55+)

·         children 3 and under are free

·         $20 family pass (6)

The public is invited to view holiday trees, art displays, and The Southern Oregon Adventure at Evergreen’s Bear Hotel. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus; participate in fun family games and activities like the Home Depot Kid’s Workshop project; enjoy live entertainment; and vote for the People’s Choice Award.

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Don't Fence Me In: Annual Members' Exhibition at Rogue Gallery

Rogue Gallery Main Gallery Exhibit

Don’t Fence Me In: Annual Members’ Exhibition

November 9 – December 21, 2018

   Reception: Friday, November 16, 5:00 -8:00 pm

In the 2018 Rogue Gallery Annual Members’ Exhibition, over sixty artists interpret the theme of “Don’t fence Me In”. The Annual Members’ Exhibition features work by Rogue Gallery and Art Center members, and is always one of the most popular of the year. The Rogue Gallery has had a long history of supporting local and regional artists. This exhibit gives Rogue Gallery members an opportunity to exhibit one piece of their work on the central theme of “Don’t Fence Me In”. Over 80 artists are participating in this non-juried exhibit. Artists submitted artwork that reflects their personal interpretation of the theme. The exhibit includes watercolors, acrylic, and oil paintings as well as sculptures, photography, and pastels.

An exhibit reception will be held on Friday, November 16, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Wine and Harry and David snacks will be served.

    Cherri Van Syoc Freedom                       Harlow_GetGate

    Cherri Van Sync, “Freedom”, watercolor                                     Claudio Harlow, “Somebody Get the Gate”, photograph

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