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Made in Southern Oregon – NEW Event in Central Point this May!

Save the date and support the artists, performers and vendors participating in this brand new event, sponsored by City of Central Point Parks & Recreation! Be there! Downtown Pine Street on May 18, 2019 from 12:00 pm (noon) to 7:00 pm.

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Call to Blind and Visually Challenged Artists - F

Call to Blind and Visually Challenged Artists – Free Association Gallery

Free Association Gallery, Jacksonville, Oregon

Artist Call!!! Blind & visually challenged creatives!

1. Email 5 images (max) to [email protected]
2. Please include dimensions of the art
3. Short bio of how creating makes you feel and impacts your life.
4. Deadline June 1st
Location: Free Association, 120 N. 4th St., Jacksonville, Oregon
Opening reception: Saturday July 13th 4-10 pm
Show details: “Eye Opener” ~ Exhibition of visual art made by the blind, a contrast from the typical perspective. The art we want to showcase is of artistic vision based on emotional intuition, rather than exclusively what is seen by the naked eye.

Yes, it sounds unusual. Perhaps it seems impossible to some. However it’s not unheard of, and blind artists create some amazing works of visual art. For some fine examples, check out the art by the blind in this article at This article at Bored Panda further examines the work of one of the artists featured in the previous article. And shows of art by the blind are not unprecedented. Check out this article about “Insights,” the pre-eminent exhibition of paintings, photographs and mixed-media pieces by legally blind artists, in San Francisco. And this article at Wikipedia has a list of professional blind artists’s Wikipedia entries with links where you can see their work.

So, we reiterate our call to blind and visually challenged artists to submit their work for our July show at Free Association i hopes that we can help the public discover some amazing works…sight unseen!


Call to Artists Deadline Extended for Southern Oregon Artists Show & Sale

Call to Artists Deadline Extended

Georganna Happel is organizing a special show and sale of works by premier southern Oregon artists. The call to artists was first announced on January 15, 2019 with a deadline of January 30. Currently 18 artists are already slated to exhibit, however there is room for more. Therefore the call to artists deadline has been extended to March 8 for the March 15–17 show. Medford First Christian Church sponsors the exhibition, which takes place at 1900 Crater Lake Ave. in Medford. For more information and to submit your entry, please download and print the pdf file below. Please note that the pdf is not updated with the new deadline but is still valid.

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Medford First Christian Church Calls to Artists

It’s a Win-Win

Medford First Christian Church Call to Artists

Deadline January 30, 2019 for March 15-17, 2019 Show

Medford First Christian Church calls to artists for participation in an art show and sale to raise money for their church and its many outreach programs on March 15-17, 2019. This includes their Thursday night dinners, food bank, preschool, and community garden.


You can make money and assist them at the same time. They will promote the show within their church and through social media and press releases to radio, TV, and newspaper, and follow up with calls to all free mediums. They will provide a banner and posts to make it visible from the street.


The organizers will provide you with an inventory sheet. They will collect all fees – credit cards, cash, and checks and at the end, cut a check for your 80%. They would also like a small work or piece for a raffle during the weekend. They will provide greeters, cashiers, and have free coffee and cookies for artists and attendees.  They are hoping to have at least 30 artists showing quality work and they have tables and wall spaces available.  This is open to all artists in all media, and they already have commitments from Sue Kupillas, Ted Killian, and Marilyn Zupan.


For more information and to sign up, please email:

Claudette Moore, [email protected]

Or download and print the application form below.

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Charter for Compassion Offers $25 Poetry Course


Charter for Compassion Offers $25 Poetry Course
Poetry For Inspiration and Wellbeing

Facilitated by John Smelcer, PhD

Charter for Compassion Offers $25 Poetry Course