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“En Plein Air” Workshop with Aimee Erickson

Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon & Central Art Present “En Plein Air” Workshop!

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For full details & to Register Online, visit

www.soartistsworkshop.com

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Suit Up & Geek Out With Us At Medford Comic Con 2018!

It’s Coming!!! Suit Up & Geek Out With Us At Medford Comic Con 2018!

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Central Art Is Returning To Medford Comic Con 2018!

Come visit Central Art at our booth during Medford Comic Con 2018,

Sat. & Sun. April 28th & 29th!

Express your inner geek and get your art on with essential art supplies, con exclusives, one-of-a-kind Central Art swag, and a very special guest!

Sound incredible? You’ll just have to come and see for yourself!

We’ll see you there!

VISIT CENTRAL ART!

Earth Day DIY Crafts & Eco Tips for Artists

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We Love Earth Day! Thank you for being a part of the solution and using natural art supplies that don’t poison our water supply, our bodies or the Earth! We encourage all of our supporters to pick one environmental organization to donate to this week! Our favorites are listed at the end of this email.

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Beautiful Marbled Paper is a fun and easy craft but it usually involves synthetic or chemical ingredients. We’ve created an all natural, plant-based technique. Check it out!

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EARTH DAY CONTEST!

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Enter for a chance to win one Earth Flags Craft Kit!
CONTEST will run from April 16th – 19th!
CONTEST RULES:


Go to TWITTER
Like, Retweet, and Reply to the Earth Flag post telling us your favorite thing about nature.
One random winner chosen on April 20th.

OR Go to: FACEBOOK

Like the post and tell us your favorite thing about nature in the comments.
GOOD LUCK!

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Learn 5 Easy Ways to Help the Earth Be Creative and Have Fun!

5 WAYS TO GREEN YOUR ART STUDIO!

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Our Favorite Organizations that make a REAL difference and need donations! Every little bit helps….
Rainforest Foundation
Rogue RiverKeeper
Rainforest Alliance
Tree Sisters

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

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Invite to sell art! Art in the Garden

 

YOU ARE INVITED

to have your art in a garden.

This year the museum has eight gardens
for the Art In The Garden tour.
Here are the details:
  • Dates of event: June 9 and 10th from 10 – 4 each day
  • Art must be delivered to the garden on Friday June 8 afternoon between 3 – 5 pm
  • Art must be picked up at the garden on Sunday June 10 between 4-6 pm
  • You are responsible for bringing an inventory with pricing, having price tags on your art
  • The museum will receive a 30% commission on all sales during the event.
  • We need to know if you want to participate no later than April 20 because we want to put your name in our ticket booklet so people will know where to find you!
Here are some ideas about art that sells well at this event:
  • Art for gardens
  • Garden related art – paintings of flowers, trees, animals and more
  • Whimsical items
  • Jewelry
  • Wind chimes, bird houses and more
  • Fabric art – bags, garden hats, hanging banners and more
  • Price range that sells the best – under $100
We have the ability to take credit cards
You will receive payment for your sold items within 15 days of the event (or sooner).
We hope you will consider joining us for this fun event. If interested, please reply to this email or call us at 541-479-3290 Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5.

Grants Pass Museum of Art
PO Box 966, Grants Pass, OR 97528
229 SW G St
541-479-3290
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SOSA Juried Critique April 23rd

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists ( SOSA)  April 23, 2018 meeting is a Juried Critique at 7 PM at the Medford Public Library.
Public is welcome but only members may bring art to be  adjudicated.
Artwork to be evaluated must be there by 6:30 pm  Snacks will be available.
Our Judge will be Catie Faryl.
EARTH BRIDGE: Humans Be Still! Make room and care for all elements and sentient’ beings

Earth Bridge by Catie Faryl

 

Catie Faryl is a well-known West Coast artist who has lived in the Rogue Valley for 30 years. Her artwork is about the human condition and the times in which we live. Her explorations, ideas and feelings about social, environmental and political topics are sources for  etchings, oils, watercolor paintings. She has served on the Board of S.O.U.’s Schneider Museum of Art, taught and shown work in innumerable venues and helped form the Ashland Gallery Association. As a teacher, activist and artist she is known for her sense of humor, her curiosity and her work to defend the rights of nature. Catie recently re-opened her Center for Creative Change gallery in a partnership with Pollinator Project Rogue Valley and Beyond Toxics at 107 W. First Street in Phoenix,Oregon. Please visit her website at www.catiefaryl.net

Bee Bantug and Nancy Graham featured at Art du Jour Gallery

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190 (Tues – Sat., 10-4)
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Nancy Graham exhibit at Art du Jour. Roy Musitelli photo 4/9/18

Advance Release for May 2018:
During the month of May Nancy Graham’s work will again be featured in the Salon and Bee Bantug will be the featured artist on the feature wall at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford.

Guest Artist

Nancy Graham featured Salon artist at Art du Jour Gallery for the months of April and May.

Nancy has always been passionate about art in all forms and styles, as evidenced by the variety of subjects she likes to paint, and the varied approach to each. She was always encouraged by her mother, who was a well-known artist in California and an art instructor at Dominican College in San Rafael a number of years ago.

Although her background is painting with oils and acrylic, her current passion is teaching watercolor at Scrappy Craft in Phoenix, where her classes remain full year-round. She tells us that the real thrill comes from the delight her students find when the composition comes together and there is a sudden spurt of confidence. She pushes strong value shifts of light and dark, telling her students over and over, “The deeper the shadows, the stronger the light will be.”
She teaches that there is more to a successful piece of art than the basic fundamentals of art theory, and she likes to experiment with a variety of styles and approaches as evidenced by the selection of pieces that will be showing at Art du Jour. Florals, landscapes, abstracts, still life’s and even a motorcycles engine are the subjects she’s chosen to show. She’s always excited to try something new and is challenged by the possibilities that watercolor brings to her artwork. However, if one were to ask her what she likes to do best, she would probably reply that she likes to paint “close-ups” where she can use her small brushes to bring out the finest details of her subjects.
Nancy holds a secondary teaching credential and art degree from UC Davis, and is a member of Southern Oregon Society of Artists, the Rogue Gallery, a past President of Josephine County Artists Association and a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

Featured Artist for May

Bee Bantug
As the featured artist for the month of May at Art Du Jour Gallery, Bee Bantug presents “As the bee flies’’.   Not quite enigmatically titled, this body of work is part of a series celebrating the beauty and boundless bounty of Mother Earth.  And, in seemingly synchronistic timing, through this work Bee pays homage to her beloved mother and all mothers.
Technically and conceptually, her intention is to create evocative imagery using her camera as her brush and the objects and world around her as her palette. And then, pointedly never manipulating her images after the moment of creation.  Aesthetically, she likes abstracting the real and manifesting ideas that intimate at the dynamics between expressionism and impressionism to deliver a distinctly different perspective.
When asked to share how she feels about her artwork, Bee in a poetic stanza shared how “art-making lights up her inner fire: becoming, being a part of her true essence.” Completely self-taught, her work has been jury-selected at international art competitions, exhibitions and auctions the past 5 years since she began sharing her artwork publicly
Recently, Bee Bantug was featured as a Selected Artist at Artrooms Fair 2018 London, one of only two US artists among 70 international others.  Please come and enjoy creative imagery paying homage to all mothers!

Photography Contest

People's Choice Photography Contest at Art du Jour during Art in Bloom
Art du Jour will begin accepting entries for our second “Peoples Choice” Photography Contest during the last week in April.  Prospective participants should take special note that the contest will be part of our Art in Bloom exhibit, as visitors to the gallery vote for their favorite art work. Top vote getter will win $50 and a prize ribbon.  The contest artists will also be honored at our Medford Third Friday Art Walk and Reception on May 18.  There is a $20.00 entry fee.  Call the gallery to register or come by to pick up an entry form. Space will be limited. Like our Facebook page for more info or contact us at (541) 944-1933.

13th Annual Conference & Workshops presented by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts

NETWORKING AND EXCEPTIONAL CAMARADERIE WITH OTHER
ARTISTS OF FAITH.

Fulltime tracks:   
Portraiture, Still Life, Landscape,
or Artisan One Day Classes: Mosaic, Stone wrapped jewelry
Plus: Marketing, Digital Drawing and Painting.

Artistic adventures await you or an artist you love at the 13th annual Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference at the beautiful Ashland Hill Hotel and Conference Center  in the foothills of Ashland, Oregon.

Inspiring technical and personalized instruction with professional and nationally recognized instructors Ned MuellerJoAnn Peralta,  and the young and talented  Brittany Weistling forthis 4 day event. Morning and evening devotional sessions embracing a Biblical worldview while exploring the place and impact of “The Table” in art and culture.   Plus One Day Artisan Workshops : Introduction to Mosaics and Wire Entwined Stone Jewelry and Marketing Tips of the Trade.  These Workshops and breakout sessions will ignite your gifts and passion for your art and your faith with renewed purpose and refocused aim.  All levels of experience welcome. $485 if you register by April 30th for early discount includes workshops, breakouts, group sessions and meals.  $95 One Day only: Mosaic (Sat.) or Jewelry (Fri.) .  Varied lodging options including local host homes for great savings. Class sizes are limited so register now. See all the details and sign up now at www.mcfineartsfoundation.org
OR SIGN UP FOR A ONE DAY ARTISAN WORKSHOP………
Wire Entwined Stone Jewelry Workshop
Friday 10:00 – 4:00  pm.
  Join Jessica Hope Prince from Lady J Arts for this fun and creative one day workshop.,  Learn the tools and tricks to make an artisan stone necklace and bracelet.  All tools and supplies provided.  Lunch included. $95 (option included for full time attendees at no extra cost)
Introduction to Mosaics – Saturday 10:00 – 4:00
In partnership with the Hakatai Enterprises in Ashland, Oregon venture into this ancient art craft and its new applications.  Class provides all tools and tiles to make an 18 x 24 project.  Students are invited to bring their own simple drawing or photo they wish to recreate or samples will be provided.  Lunch included.  $95 (option included for full time attendees at no extra cost)

Fulfill your calling. Hone your gift. Let all you do be done to the glory of God. Sign up early as each class size is limited.  Best pricing by signing up by April 30th.  For details and pricing www.mcfineartsfoundation.org or call 541-601-7496.
“Declaring the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light”
1 Peter 2:9

Copyright © 2018 Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation – Visually communicating Christ to Culture via fine art.  All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
17575 Hwy. 66, Ashland, Oregon 97520.  541-601-7496. [email protected]

Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art now through June 2018

 

Gelli Printing

with Karen O’Brien

Saturday, April 14th
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
This is a fun exploratory class in printmaking using commercial and homemade gelatin printing plates. We will experiment with color, plant materials, stencils, masks and texturing materials to make complex papers that can be used as collage for mixed media projects or framed as art. I will also cover how to make your own stamps and stencils to use for printing.
$45. Includes all materials.
Recommended by Karen:
Bring along some soft leaves, so they do not dig into the plate surface and any of your favorite stencils and texture materials ex: bubble wrap, lace…

Paint like Van Gogh

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, April 21st
1 – 4 pm
  • All materials provided
  • Leave with an acrylic painting
  • Learn about post-impressionism and Van Gogh
  • Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • All skill levels are welcome
  • Each person copies a work of their choice (Not a follow-the-leader format)
$30. All materials included.
Recommended to bring a color photocopy of your favorite Van Gogh as a reference.

Paint like Picasso

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, April 28th
1 – 4 pm
  • All materials provided
  • Leave with an acrylic painting
  • Learn about Picasso and his immense influence on many periods of art
  • Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • All skill levels are welcome
  • Each person copies a work of their choice (Not a follow-the-leader format)
$30. All the materials are included.
Recommended to bring a color photocopy of your favorite Picasso painting as a reference.

Living a More Inspired & Heartfelt Life

with Janet L. Stanley, M.A.

Saturday, May 5th
1 – 4 pm
Are you the ‘You,” you long to be?
Are you following your heart’s deepest desires?
Are you nourishing your soul?
I invite you to join me to explore what gets in our way and how we can overcome those obstacles.
Please bring a journal, a blanket and pillow. If you have a drum and/or rattle, I invite you to bring it/them along.
Janet L. Stanley is a spiritual guide, mentor, teacher, and shamanic healer.
$25.

Sketching from Life: Fun with Flowers

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, May 12th
1 – 4 pm
  • Learn or develop your skills in drawing from life.
  • We will sketch fresh flowers
  • We can use pencils, pens, or charcoal.
  • Work on creating good values, realistic lighting
  • Improve composition
  • All skill levels welcome
$30. All materials provided.

Paint like Alex Katz

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, May 19th
1 – 4 pm
Contemporary painter Alex Katz is a master at simplifying compositions. His artwork has been exhibited over 700 times and he is one of the most famous living painters. In this class we will:
  • Have fun learning tricks to simplify a painting to make it stronger
  • Learn to plan our colors ahead of time
  • Beginning students can copy one of his works, and more intermediate, advanced, or adventurous students can bring in a photo and we will paint it in Katz’s style.
  • Leave with an acrylic painting
$30. All materials provided.

Animal Drawing

with Bobbi Baldwin

Saturday, June 2nd
10:30 – 4
Paint your beloved pet or favorite animal, open to all mediums (except oil). Dogs, cats, horses, tigers, cows, wild animals. Whatever your favorite fur or feather animals are!
We will work on learning the anatomical structure of bodies and faces as well as how to best portray them.
We will also work on composition, color theory, techniques, and painting.
Beginners through advanced artists—all are welcome.
$85. Materials list to be sent to you. (Most materials available for use at the Museum if needed).

Art Journals

with Karen O’Brien

Saturday, June 16th
10:30 – 3:30
In this class we will learn how to begin our own art journal* with simple supplies. I will share plenty of ideas and approaches to begin filling your journals. We will create a journal spread.
All you need to bring to class is:
  • Blank journal that can handle water media: 90-140 lb paper
  • OR
  • Old book : thin spine, no larger than 9″ x 12″, no shiny, slick or glossy pages
*What is an Art Journal? It’s a place to record your thoughts, memories, and emotions through images, art and words.
Why do it? It is an easy way to use your creativity every day. It can be done with simple tools. It is portable, requiring very little space to do it. It can be used to document life, travels, plan you art, express your feelings, test out new art products and techniques. It can be personal – only for you, or you can share it with others.
$45.

Advanced Figure Drawing

with Bobbi Baldwin

Friday, June 22nd &
Saturday, June 23rd
10:30 – 4
Bobbi returns by popular demand!
An in-depth study of how color theory applies to the human form. This class is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about how to draw the human form. It will also apply color theory to the way you draw the figure – including how shadow and light can make your work far better. You will leave with a stronger knowledge of how to apply light and shadow, keep them separated, and how to draw anyone in any position.
$150. Materials list will be sent to you.

How to Paint Waves

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, June 30th
1 – 4 pm
  • Learn how to paint convincing waves
  • Where it the light in the wave?
  • What colors make a convincing wave?
  • Learn about transparent vs opaque colors
  • Learn about the difference between Mineral Inorganic colors and Modern Organic colors – finally find out what all those crazy paint names are about!
  • Great color theory class that will apply to other subjects too!
$30. All materials included.
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

Wordplay Call for Art from Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery

Wordplay

Exhibition Dates: July 6 – 28, 2018

Final Entry Due Date: April 28, 2018
Juror: Vernita Nemec

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit Intertwined throughout history, text and image have been used to deliver message and effect change. From sketchbooks to video, poetic thought to political activism, artists have added letters, numbers and words to give meaning to their art.

This exhibition serves to highlight the voice of all female identified artists who use text and image or text as image as a means of creative expression. Works in all media are welcome and 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: Vernita Nemec

Vernita N’Cognita aka Vernita Nemec is a visual/ performance artist/ curator who has exhibited her art throughout the world.

Her artwork ranges across a variety of disciplines, from creating installations, m/m collages and tangible art objects such as the “Endless Junkmail Scroll to the creation of performance art that conceptually investigates theatre and its edges – using language, space, and time, silence and stillness as well as movement and voice as an instrument of self-expression.

In the 90’s she served for a decade as the Director of Artists Talk On Art interviewing art world luminaries such as Irving Sandler, Rob Storr, Jerry Saltz, Nancy Spero, Peter Plagens and Robert Rosenblum. She was an independent curator at Henry Street Settlement for the Arts and currently, is the director of Viridian Artists, art gallery in Chelsea, NYC.

In 1995, she assumed the name VERNITA N’COGNITA in homage to under-recognized artists. In addition to her ongoing artistic output, she has curated and organized important exhibitions of art from recycled materials (“Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination”) throughout the U.S., for which she received a Kauffman Foundation Fellowship and a grant from the Puffin Foundation.

Nemec AKA N’Cognita has presented her art in a variety of venues: galleries, universities and experimental spaces in the US, Mexico City, Darmstadt & Frankfurt in Germany; Dublin, Ireland and Tokyo, Japan. She has received funding for her performance art from the Jerome Fnd and the NEA and in 2010 and 2015 was invited by Movement Research to perform at Judson Church where performance art came alive in the 60’s.

http://www.ncognita.com/

Image below: Artwork by Trina Merry – https://womanmade.org/is-there-a-mother-in-the-house/

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Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street
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Gallery Hours: Thur-Fri 12 – 6pm & Sat-Sun 12 – 4pm

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.