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Ascend 2019

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Coming this June 17-21 in Ashland, Oregon is an opportunity for young artists and musicians to be inspired and challenged to develop excellence in their artistic and musical giftings!

Do you have a child or grandchild 15-30 years old who are endeavoring to reach higher heights in their craft? Come and experience moving presentations from a variety of inspiration speakers and in-depth teaching from 12 top professionals in their field, like Frank Ordaz who has years of experience working for Lucas Films on sets such as the original Star Wars. This just may be the perfect opportunity for life-altering inspiration! Sponsored by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation and hosted at The Story church in Ashland, get in on Ascend 2019, a VERY AFFORDABLE four-day Artist & Musician Conference. Registration deadline is June 1 — visit our event website for details and registration!

Table Rock Plein Air Hike!

 Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m., LOWER TABLE ROCK OAK LOOP TRAIL Plein Air Paintout @ the Rocks: Join Darlene Southworth, botanist and artist, for an outdoor painting session along the Lower Table Rock Oak Loop Trail (1/2 mile accessible trail) Bring your sketchpads, painting materials (any medium) and easel and chair, if you desire. Limited to 15 individuals.

The Nature Conservancy and Medford District BLM annually sponsor a series of free guided hikes at the Table Rocks led by local specialists in different fields. This year’s list of spring hikes – Find Your Nature on the Rocks! – includes one of special interest to artists. Hikes are free but online registration is required due to limited space.

Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m., LOWER TABLE ROCK OAK LOOP TRAIL

Plein Air Paintout @ the Rocks:  Join Darlene Southworth, botanist and artist, for an outdoor painting session along the Lower Table Rock Oak Loop Trail (1/2 mile accessible trail) Bring your sketchpads, painting materials (any medium) and easel and chair, if you desire. Limited to 15 individuals. (https://paintout-hike-2019.eventbrite.com)

View the complete list of hikes at https://table-rock-hikes-2019.eventbrite.com

A Taste of Ashland 2019

A Taste of Ashland

April 27th & 28th 12pm to 4pm

Celebrating our 30th year, this is the Ashland Gallery Association signature fundraising event!

A Taste of Ashland is on Saturday and Sunday, April 28th and 29th from 12pm to 4pm.

Foodies and wine connoisseurs, local and traveled, follow a map to 17 galleries, viewing art while discovering Ashland’s best restaurants, the region’s best wines, and more. For a complete list of pairings go to www.atasteofashland.com

A Taste of Ashland is unique because each gallery, winery, and restaurant are meticulously matched, working together to create unique pairings so attendees experience a delight of senses, says Gretchen W. HartTown, Event Coordinator for 2019 A Taste of Ashland. “We are excited to celebrate our 30th year! This event really showcases the talent in our region! The stroll through the inspired works of internationally renowned artists, while experiencing the pairings of our region’s best in cuisine and wine, is so much fun. Bring a group, or keep it intimate, make it special as you lavish and laugh in the experience of A Taste of Ashland!”

The Ashland Springs Inn will be hosting Ashland Gallery Association artist members Pop-Up Art Show. Tasters stroll leisurely through the quaint town of Ashland all afternoon, experiencing the best of Ashland art, food and wine, then have time to relax and attend an Oregon Shakespeare Festival performance in the evening and many delicious dining opportunities for dinner or late night bites and night caps.

Tasters will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite restaurant, winery and gallery using a ballot for the Taster’s Choice award. By doing so, their name will be entered into a drawing for two weekend passes to A Taste of Ashland 2020.

Tickets for A Taste of Ashland are $65 for both Saturday and Sunday, $55 for Saturday only and $45 for Sunday only. A free shuttle by AllAboard Trolley, will offer rides to all galleries, and most are within walking distance. For tickets and more information about A Taste of Ashland 2019 a complete list of pairings go to www.atasteofashland.com

ASHLAND TICKET OUTLETS:

Ashland Art Center 357 East Main St., & Manzanita/Flower Thyme, 55 N. Main st.

Tickets can also be purchased and wine glasses picked up prior to A Taste weekend at the Ashland Plaza Kiosk from 12pm to 2pm April 20th through April 26th. The Kiosk will open at 11am on April 27th and 28th.

A special thank you to our generous sponsors!

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Finding Form: Katy Cauker Exhibit and Artist Talk at Rogue Gallery

Finding form: Katy Cauker art exhibit and artist talkat Rogue Gallery & Art Center, May 2019
Currently Showing:  Finding Form – Paintings by Katy Cauker   April 19 – May 31, 2019

Artist Talk: Friday April 26, 2019  7:00 PM at the Rogue Gallery

Reception Friday, May 17, 2019 from 5:30–8:00 pm.

painting by Katy Cauker on display at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, May 2019

“Dear Earth…” Woman Made Gallery Calls for Art – Deadline April 26

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"Dear EArth" Call for Art by Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

Artwork by Kathy Blankley Roman

Dear Earth…
Exhibition Dates: June 28 – July 20, 2019
Final Entry Due Date: April 26, 2019
Juror: Catherine Game

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Exhibition Description: Woman Made Gallery, Openlands, and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods partner to illuminate women’s voices of action and hope for the planet. Together, we invite artists to submit artwork that highly reflects personal concerns and connections to the natural environment where they live.

Dear Earth was inspired by Sibylle Szaggars Redford whose performance, The Way of The Rain, was created as a “love letter to Mother Earth.” Szaggars Redford and her husband, Robert Redford, were Brushwood Center’s 2018 environmental leadership award recipients.

Works in all media are welcome. The application fee for juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image each 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 a brief artist statement. The first sentence of the statement should begin, “Dear Earth…[add your message of action, hope, or inspiration].

Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

About the Juror: Catherine Game is the Executive Director of Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods. Catherine ensures that the legacy of Brushwood Center thrives through strong partnerships and inspiring programs that connect art, nature, and wellness. Prior to joining Brushwood Center, Catherine served as Director of Communications and Engagement for Chicago Wilderness where she oversaw the organization’s communications, member engagement, and efforts to cultivate a diverse conservation constituency. Catherine has held previous positions in communications, program evaluation, and education with conservation groups in Michigan and Illinois.

She holds a Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Art from Albion College. Catherine is the recipient of the Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship and a Morris K. Udall Scholar. As an artist Catherine Game explores the role of art in cultivating human relationship with the natural environment. Integrating sustainable paint-making into her process, she uses plants, minerals, spices, and other gathered materials to create hand-made paints.

To learn out more about the partners for this exhibition:
https://openlands.org/
https://www.brushwoodcenter.org/

Banner Image: Opening Reception during ‘Quilt & Resist‘ group exhibition.

100% Human - Call for Art by Woman Made Gallery, Chicago: Artwork by Anoush Bargamian

Artwork by Anoush Bargamian

22nd International Open
Exhibition Dates: August 9 – 31, 2019
Entry Due Date: May 28, 2019
Juror: Dolores Mercado

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Exhibition Description: Invitation to 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.

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

The application fee for juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image each 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]

We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work (up to 250 words.) Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Juror: Dolores Mercado

Dolores Mercado is the Associate Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) in Chicago, Illinois, and former Associate Director of Education and Senior Arts Educator. She studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printing La Esmeralda in Mexico City, The Academy of San Carlos from the UNAM in Mexico City, The School of Video of the University of Guadalajara, and at the School of Visual Arts of the University of Guadalajara.

Mercado was the Curator of Women Artists of Modern Mexico: Frida’s Contemporaries; La vida sobre papel: Judithe Hernández; Contemplations: Dan Ramirez, Works from the Permanent Collection; Deportable Aliens: New Work by Rodrigo Lara Zendejas; La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead; Carmen Parra: Suave Patria; Rito y Recuerdo: Day of the Dead; Quilt Me A Story: Nuestros relatos (Immigration Stories); Maquila Blues: Oscar Moya; Fragmentos: Pilar Acevedo; and Abyss: Rocío Caballero among many others. Mercado has also Co-curated Memoria Presente: An Artistic Journey; !No se olvida! Remembering the Tlatelolco Massacre and Rastros y Crónicas: Women of Juarez, and others.

Mercado has hosted Camino Tierra Adentro radio program at WRTE 90.5 FM (1999 to 2004, MFACM), and Alquimia radio program at WRTE 90.5 FM. (2004-2006) NMMA. She was coordinator and collaborator for the Women Artists of Modern Mexico: Frida’s Contemporaries catalog and Coordinator for Nahui Olin: A Woman Beyond Time catalog, NMMA. Mercado has been in charge of several Symposiums, Conferences and Events and has participated as a panelist in Art in Response to Violence, Northeastern University; Ni Una Más: Remembering the Missing Women of Juarez, DePaul University; and Translating Tragedy into Art, a conversation with Filmmaker Carlos Carrera. Dolores Mercado has exhibited in the US, Mexico, Spain, Canada and Nicaragua.

 

Join Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport 4th Fl, Chicago, IL 60608
Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street
312.738.0400 | Email | Website
Gallery Hours: Thur-Fri 12 – 6pm & Sat-Sun 12 – 4pm

Woman Made Gallery is an amazing place to show for women artists! To see information about past exhibitions, visit this page: https://womanmade.org/past-exhibitions/

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.

YOUR DONATIONS HELP MAKE WMG’S EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS POSSIBLE!
Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Arts Work Fund; The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation;  The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; The Illinois Arts Council Agency;  The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; and the generosity of its members and contributors. We thank our Art Angel, an anonymous donor who contributes generously and repeatedly through BMO Harris Bank.

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Stop by Central Art this Saturday, April 13th – We’ll be open between 1:00pm and 5:00pm and ready to help you find what you need to create your next masterpiece!

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ASCEND 2019 Earlybird Registration Deadline Monday!

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Are you endeavoring to become the best YOU as a young artist or a musician?

Mark your calendar now for June 17 – 21 and join us at

ASCEND 2019 logoA West Coast Convergence of Young Artists & Musicians

REGISTER NOW BELOW…

…before the deadline for early registration — save some $$ and register by

Monday, April 15!

 – Energize the intersection of your gifts & your faith! – 
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation is partnering with The Story church in Ashland, OR to host ASCEND 2019, a four-day artist and musician conference in the heart of Ashland.  Young artists and musicians, ages 15-30, from up and down the West Coast will engage in great vision-building, inspiration, and technical instruction by an incredible team of professionally trained and experienced artists and musicians.  Participants will gather in morning and afternoon sessions in specific learning tracks, plus engage in morning and evening all group devotions and worship, inspiring featured speakers, and lunches and dinners.  This will be a week packed full of inspiring connection and unforgettable community!
Pick Your Study Track!
– STUDY TRACKS –
a glimpse at some of our

FEATURED ARTISTS.

FRANK ORDAZ
| OIL PAINTING: FIGURATIVE |
top right: Stella – Frank Ordaz, bottom left: Bunny – Frank Ordaz, bottom right: Marshall – Frank Ordaz
RYAN MOON
| OIL PAINTING: PORTRAITURE |
top right: Solace – Ryan Moon, bottom left: Jim Wright – Ryan Moon, bottom right: Baptism – Ryan Moon
     ART             MUSIC
Become a part of this unique community of creatives as we pursue excellence in our crafts together to become the next generation of influential artists and musicians!

art


| Frank Ordaz |

Oil Painting: Figurative

| Ryan Moon |
Oil Painting: Portraiture

| Cathy Gallatin
& Mera Oliveria |

Mural & Chalk Art

| Jennifer Garrett |
Digital Drawing/Art

With our team of highly experienced, professional artist instructors, you’ll gain a vast range of in-depth, inspirational teaching as you’re guided through these hands-on workshops and discover  a broad scope of technical skills, a brief history of the impact of Biblical art throughout history, and the impact artists can continue to have  in His story of reconciling people to Himself!

music


| Steve Hopkins & Matt Combe & Jeremy Oliveria |

Worship & Songwriting

| Zachary Sprunger |
Keyboard/Piano

| Michael Farley |
Intermediate & Advanced Guitar

| Jennifer Davis |
Vocals

| Jim Abdo |
Recording Studio

Our team of Spirit-filled professional musicians and songwriters are collaborating to bring a rich learning experience to each individual student, as they will venture through the foundations of music, theory, technical skills, and the importance of music in bringing the Kingdom of God!

– FEATURED SPEAKERS –

Xavier Brasseur (Head Pastor @ The Story)
Jenna Randall Hays (Author/Motivational Speaker)
Jeanne Rowlett Randall (President of Masterpiece)
Frank Ordaz (Artist)

| SCHEDULE, LODGING, DETAILS |

Activities from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Morning and evenings  devotions, worship, and featured speakers. Mornings and afternoons dedicated to specific track interests (i.e Oil Painting: Portraiture, Keyboard/Piano, etc). All lunches and dinners provided -breakfasts not included.  Ends Friday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m.

COST

$260 — Early Registration before April 15
$250 — Register with a group before April 15 ($10 discount per person)
$280 — Registration after April 15
$270 — Register with a group after April 15 ($10 discount per person)

* Registration fee does not include lodging. See lodging recommendations below.

Masterpiece has reserved lodging at the Ashland Commons Hostel, just within walking distance to The Story. This accommodation is $40/night; reserve a place through the ASCEND 2019 registration form.
Alternatively, Masterpiece has also reserved a block of campsites at Emigrant Lake County Recreation Area, just a 15 minute drive from The Story. This accommodation option is $20/night per site, which holds up to 8 guests. Group sites are available. Mention group name ‘ASCEND 2019’ when reserving your place. Contact Emigrant Lake County Recreation Area to book a site (541) 774-8183.  Or reserve another fine Ashland lodging establishment of your choosing.

Please visit ascend2019.com for full information and details.
Contact us with any questions:
[email protected]
541.601.7496

Register Now!
For full information & details, visit our event webpage!
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We hope to see you this summer at ASCEND 2019!

Sincerely,

JEANNE RANDALL
President & Founder
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation

With XAVIER BRASSEUR
Head Pastor @The Story
And the entire Ascend 2019 Team

mcfineartsfoundation.org
[email protected]
541.601.7496

Writer’s Room Workshops Spring Writing Groups

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Beginning April 2019

Be inspired and start writing. Find space for your creative voice at the new Writers’ Room studio in Jacksonville.  Only a few spots left in the Spring Writing Groups.

Monday Evenings, April 15 – May 13
6:30 – 9 pm

OR

Wednesday Mornings, April 17 – May 15
9:30 am – 12 noon

Workshops are limited to eight writers. Registration: https://writersroomworkshops.com/registration/

* Explore writing in a supportive environment and creative space.

* Write together, study craft, and receive useful feedback.

* New to writing? Beginning again? Established in your writing practice and looking for community? Writers’ Room welcomes all experience levels and genres.

Painting Classes with Jeanne LaRae at Central Art!

 

Acrylics or Watercolor? You Decide! NEW 4-week Class Sessions with Jeanne LaRae

 

 

New painting classes at Central Art Supply taught by Janne Larae of Sacramento, CA! Starting April 15. New painting classes at Central Art Supply taught by Janne Larae of Sacramento, CA! Starting April 15. New painting classes at Central Art Supply taught by Janne Larae of Sacramento, CA! Starting April 15.

Painting Classes with Jeanne LaRae at Central Art

NEW Ongoing Acrylic & Watercolor Classes

Mondays, Starting April 15th!

Instructed by Jeanne LaRae

 

Acrylic Class (4-week session begins 04/15/19) – 10am-1pm

Fee: $120

 

Watercolor Class (4-week session begins 04/15/19) – 2pm-5pm

Fee: $120

 

Where: Central Art

 

*Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited. Call or visit Central Art to reserve (One reservation per individual, please. No group reservations will be accepted). 541.773.1444

 

Jeanne LaRae uses light and shadow to create and tell a story she relates throughout her paintings of nature, landscapes, architecture, people, and animals.

 

Organizations –

American Impressionists Society, California Art Club, Intermountain Society of Artists, Oil Painters of America, Southern Oregon Society of Artists, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association – Artist Members

 

For more information on demos and upcoming classes, contact:

Jeanne LaRae

(714)743-3622

www.jeannelarae.com

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Kay Myer Announces Spring Workshop

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Kay Myer Watercolor Workshop

Kay Myer is so excited to announce her new watercolor workshop for painters, to take place at Long Hollow Ranch in Sisters, Oregon on June 18 and 19, 2019.  She is honored that they asked her to share her skills and says the location is just awesome. Join her! Pre-register by calling Shirley Bloomfeldt at 541-604-0327 or by email at [email protected]