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Alx Fox Abstract Workshop at Central Art Supply

Alx Fox Abstract Workshop at Central Art Supply

Alx Fox Abstract Workshop at Central Art Supply
Friday, December 9th & Saturday, December 10th from 9:30am to 3:30pm
This workshop will have a demo on layering.
Fee: $55 for 1 day or $100 for 2

Call or email for materials list and/or questions
541 450-7092     [email protected]

Explore new ways of layering to increase focal point interest in this Alx Fox abstract workshop at Central Art Supply. Sample new media and sharpen your compositional skills in a relaxed informal atmosphere using acrylic paints and medias.

Abstract Expressionism: Celebrating 70 years of Throwing Paint

Abstract Expressionism: Celebrating 70 years of Throwing Paint

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center announces
New exhibit in the Community Gallery and special related events

Abstract Expressionism Celebrating 70 Years of Throwing Paint art exhibition at Rogue Gallery & Art Center July 2016 Abstract Expressionism: Celebrating 70 years of Throwing Paint
Art Exhibition July 8 – Aug. 4, 2016
Reception Date: July 15, 5:00-8:00 pm

The Rogue Gallery is celebrating the 70th anniversary of American Abstract Expressionism with an exhibit in the Community Gallery, a birthday celebration reception, abstract expressionism classes, and documentary films.

This Rogue Gallery artist members’ exhibit celebrates the revolutionary mid-twentieth century art movement known as Abstract Expressionism. Among the 30 regional artists represented in the exhibit are Robert Bosworth, Linda Boutacoff, Ashley E. Clasby, Cammy Davis, Barbara Eshoo, Marilyn Hurst, and Fred Jenkins. Many of the featured artists are abstract artists, while several are known for their natural or traditional approach to artwork. Young emerging artists and experienced accomplished artists are included with ages ranging from as young as fourteen to artists in their eighties. The exhibit highlights many styles of abstract expressionism, including action art, color field painting, and drip art.

Ashley Clasby_Sculpture_Morphic Abstract

Morphic Abstract, Sculpture by Ashley Clasby

In 1946, art critic Robert Coates titled a group of artists’ works in America as Abstract Expressionism. It was the birth of a radically different art form. The Abstract Expressionist movement included artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Joan Mitchell. The impact of the movement was enormous, with the center of the art world moving from Europe to the United States, specifically to New York. The United States was the perfect birthplace for this movement of large-scale paintings, bold expressions, and rugged individualism. The movement’s impact and controversy continues to be a center of art discussions across America from small art centers to large museums.

Marilyn Hurst_Acrylic_Jubilation

Acrylic Jubilation, painting by Marilyn Hurst

A reception will be held on Friday, July 15, 5:00 – 8:00 pm with themed art activities in the Rogue Gallery garden.

Refreshments include an Abstract Expressionism cake, Valley View wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks.

Sponsored by Allegro Courier LLC

Associated Free Events:

  • Friday, July 15, 5:00 – 8:00 pm: reception in celebration of the movement with special painting activity in the Rogue Gallery’s garden. 40 S. Bartlett Street, Medford, Oregon 97501, 541-772-8118, www.roguegallery.org
  •  Saturday, July 9, 12:00 – 2:00 pm: Family Art Day – explore Expressionist painting
  • Documentary airings on Abstract Expressionism Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, July 13- August 3
    • July 13: Jackson Pollock – Love & Death on Long Island
    • July 20: Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter
    • July 27: Robert Motherwell & the New York School: Storming the Citadel
    • August 3: Rothko’s Rooms, The Life and Works of an American Artist
  • Lecture on Abstract and Traditional Art in the 21st Century, July 14th at 3 pm. Speakers include abstract artist Alx Fox, tradition artist Ann di Salvo, and contemporary artist Allen Smith

Related instructional class:

Celebrating 70 Years of Throwing Paint: Into the Realm of Creativity, workshop with Alx Fox : I Never Promised You a Rose, painting by Alx Fox

“I Never Promised You a Rose,” by Alx Fox

Class instruction on abstract painting, “Into the Realm of Creativity” with Alx Fox, Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, 10am – 3pm, please check our website for price and class details.

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 pm. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

September Brings Abstraction to Art du Jour Gallery

Rondo in Color, painting by Millie Clarke

Rondo in Color, by Millie Clarke

Millie Clarke

Millie Clarke, Featured Artist for September at Art du Jour Gallery, will show  her new collection of vibrant acrylic abstract art.  Clarke’s work has been described as “having wild spontaneity but with controlled esthetics”.   She is noted for using colors in imaginative ways and in employing texture to add interest to her pieces.
In her new collection, Clarke uses one foot by four feet canvases.  The interspacing of straight bars over her creations provides the viewer with “windows” into the painting.  These works may be hung vertically or horizontally.

 

The exhibit includes a large 30” x 40” work titled “Rondo in Color.”  This piece is a fusion of paint-handling techniques which Clarke uses that includes scraping, scratching and wiping.  The plane of a large painted area gains tension from her use of shaped and scratched smaller blocks of contrasting color.  The combination of colors and textures makes this painting “dance.”

Alx Fox

Abstract Painting by Alx Fox, part of an art exhibit of abstraction at Art Du Jour Gallery, Medford, Oregon, Septmeber 2015

Abstract Painting by Alx Fox

Alx Fox, an abstract expressionist, is Guest Artist in the Salon where ten of her large-scale acrylic and mixed media paintings are being showcased.  Her primary tools are composition, focus and use of bold colors. Fox’s paintings are noted for soft surroundings of blended colors emboldened by distinctive textures and large brush movements.
Fox states, “I do my best work in a balanced and harmonious state of mind…”  She wants to evoke a sense of wonder and well being during ever changing times. Her work is in private collections worldwide and has been showcased in many national shows.  Fox conducts workshops in the Rogue Valley, spreading her joy of painting to other artists.
These exhibits will be on display through Sept. 30 at Art du Jour Gallery, across from Vogel Park in downtown Medford.  Hours are 10-4, Tues.-Sat. and Third Friday 5-8.  Meet the artists on Third Friday, Sept. 18.  For more information call (541) 770-3190.

The Art of Selling Art Workshop with Alx Fox

The Artist’s 1st and greatest Challenge is Creating Their Art
The Artist’s 2nd greatest challenge is Selling That Art

Join abstract painter Alx Fox
Acclaimed Salesmanship Maven
Saturday, May 2  10:00 am to 3:00 pm
At the Guild Gallery & Art Center on the RCC Kerby Campus in Kerby, OR
 
for a Fun Interactive Class on…

The Art of Selling Art

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Using Active Self-Promotion and Innovative Sales Techniques to Develop a More Successful Professional Art Career

Ever had the thought, “I hate sales” or “I just can’t sell.” Those beliefs are based on a misconception of what “sales” is really all about.  Come learn what “selling” really is and how to expand your marketing efforts beyond your current beliefs and skills in this fun, interactive workshop, sponsored by the Southern Oregon Guild.

Fee is $40.     Light lunch will be served.

Register online at southernoregonguild.org or at 541-592-5019.

The Guild Gallery and Art Center is located on the RCC Kerby Campus, 24353 Redwood Hwy, Kerby, OR.  The Guild is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation serving southern Oregon Artists and the Arts. Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday –Saturday.

Creative Visions: Empower your Mind to the Beauty of Abstract

Esteemed SOAR member Alx Fox will be teaching a workshop

Creative Visions: Empower your Mind to the Beauty of Abstract

Keep Going, abstract painting in acrylic by Alx Fox

“Keep Going,” by Alx Fox

Saturday and Sunday March 28 and 29; 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Skill Level: All Skill Levels
Unleash your creativity through color, texture and design using acrylics in this abstract painting workshop with Alx Fox. Alx will coach you as you create unique images, using techniques of mark-making and blending that will give your work more depth and impact.
One Day: $70 members, $85 non-members. Both Days: $110 members, $125 non-members.
Click HERE for additional materials list.

 

Register for this workshop at http://www.roguegallery.org/register.pl

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! In order for us to hold a class or workshop, we must meet the predetermined minimum enrollment requirement one week prior to the first class or workshop meeting. If we do not meet the minimum enrollment, the class or workshop will be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Partial Scholarships are available! Please call (541) 772-8118 for more information.

We add new classes every session so make sure to become a member and receive our class catalogue to stay-up-to-date. View our cancellation refund policy.

Art Classes and Workshops for Kids and Adults at Rogue Gallery

WINTER 2015 YOUTH CLASSES

at Rogue Studio

INSPIRING  CREATIVE ☼ FUN

At the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, we provide many fun classes for the youth that will allow them to explore the arts and become inspired. Our exceptional art instructors encourage children, teens, and families to go beyond and get creative in the visual arts, making it an exciting and memorable experience for all.

Partial scholarships available, call (541)772-8118 for more info!

All ages welcome!

Family Art Days
Every Second Saturday from noon–2pm, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14 and April 11

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a great family destination with free and fun art projects in the Rogue Studio and art hunts in the Gallery once a month. Families are encouraged to come create, explore, enjoy seeing and making art together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
All ages welcome. Free! All Materials Provided, No pre-registration required.

Drop In & Draw
ages 6-12
Offered on Medford School District non-school days:
January 19, 23, February 16 and April 6
9 am – noon

No school? No problem! Join us for creative fun in the Rogue Studio with a variety of art activities including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and more.
No pre-registration required.
$5 Per hour – Come for one hour or stay for all three!
ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED.

Winter After-School Art Studio
taught by Jenny Calaba
ages 7-10
Wednesdays, Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, and 18
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Young artists will explore basic skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and more with inspiration from famous artists and art movements. Get creative and make art in the Rogue Studio!
$79 MEMBERS, $90 NON-MEMBERS
ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME. MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED.
Register Now

Journal Creations
ages 7-12
Shari Craddock
Saturdays, February 28 and March 7
10:00 am-11:30 am

Design your very own personal journal with pictures of family and friends that you can treasure! Collage, draw, watercolor, and use your own photos to add on each page to create a one-of-a-kind journal.
MEMBERS $50, NON-MEMBERS $75
MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED, BRING PHOTOS
Register Now

Spring Break Art Camp: Art Through the Ages
taught by Amy Navickas-Godard
Ages 7-12
Tuesday – Friday, March 24, 25, 26, 27
9:00am-12:00pm

Come to the Rogue Studio and make art inspired by artists from different eras! Explore the work of the Modernists while making colorful sculptures, use a larger than life “still life” to paint like the Realists, paint with abstract colors like the Post Impressionists, and create relief sculptures like they did in Ancient Egypt. Each day you will make a different masterpiece while being immersed in different eras of art history!
MEMBERS $105, NON-MEMBERS $125
ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED.
Register Now

Register for Classes

Adult Classes Fall 2014

Tap into Your Creativity!

An opportunity for you to discover your creative side, enjoy a new hobby or master a new art form. From open studios to topical workshops, new and seasoned artists get to explore a variety of mediums and techniques such as:

  • Artist Professional Development
  • Watercolors
  • Oil
  • Acrylic painting
  • Pastels
  • Printmaking
  • Bookbinding
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Encaustic
  • Mixed Media
  • Sequential Art (cartoon & comics)
  • Sculpture
  • Ikebana
  • Life (Figure) Drawing
  • Site-specific/Installation Art
  • and more!

Studio Spirits

Enjoy art with a drink! Join us for an evening to create art in a fun relaxed atmosphere at the Rogue Studio. All materials are provided! Must be 21 or older.

Watercolor Landscapes
taught by Eva Fawcett
Friday, January 23, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Let the winter storms inspire you to create watercolor landscapes. The great English watercolor artist William Turner embraced storms as subjects for his paintings. With the master artist Turner as the inspiration, Eva will introduce you to painting not only stormy weather landscapes but also the bright blue sky of summer. In honor of Turner’s English heritage we will serve you a glass of port, English cheddar, and crackers.
$30 members and $40 non-members, All materials are provided.
Register now

Hand-made Valentines
taught by Eva Fawcett
Friday, February 13, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Valentines became popular in the 19th century as a discreet but proper way of expressing your love. Spend an evening enjoying this timeless tradition with collage and mixed media. Create an original work of art or give someone special a handmade Valentine. Enjoy creating with dessert wine, fine chocolates, and specialty cookies.
$30 members and $40 non-members, All materials are provided.
Register now

Celtic Design and Style
taught by Eva Fawcett
Friday, March 13, 5:00 – 7:00pm

In honor of St Patrick, the Rogue Gallery celebrates with an evening of Celtic design. Explore the beauty of Celtic art using pen and ink in this classic style. We will supply Guinness, Irish cheese, and crusty bread to keep you nourished while you create – just enough to make you feel like you are in the Emerald Isles.
$30 members and $40 non-members, All materials are provided.
Register now

Spring Flowers Painting
taught by Eva Fawcett
Friday, April 10, 5:00 – 7:00pm

April showers may bring May flowers but we aren’t waiting until May at the Rogue Gallery. Learn to paint flowers in acrylic on canvas. Eva will show you how to paint roses, lilacs, and other flowers. A glass of wine and hors d’oeurves will add to your inspiration.
$30 members and $40 non-members, All materials are provided.
Register now

Mixed Media Drawing: Outside In
taught by Judy Rosenzweig
Thursdays, January 29, February 5, and 12; 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Skill Level: All Skill Levels

Explore the combinations of fundamental drawing techniques and non-traditional materials. Using elements of value, line, imagery and paper goods you will begin to create aesthetically rich and beautiful mixed media pieces.
$140 members, $165 non-members. Click HERE for additional materials list.

Life Drawing: Academic Approach
taught by Sarah F. Burns
Tuesdays, February 3-April 7; 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Skill Level: All Skill Levels, 18 and older

Would you like to advance your figurative drawing skills? Then do not miss this ten week class on life drawing. Using a nude model, artist Sarah F. Burns will aid you in developing the skills to capture the expression of the human figure. The class covers the fundamentals of life drawing such as proportion, structure, placement, and anatomy.
$275 members, $325 non-members, Model fee in included in tuition. Click HERE for additional materials list.

Nature Journaling
taught by Roxanne Evans Stout
Saturday and Sunday, February 21 and 22; 10:00am-2:00pm
Skill Level: All Skill Levels

Art Journaling combines written and visual language to give a greater breadth of expression and understanding. Journaling is an effective tool for self-exploration and experimentation with several different art materials. Using the subject of nature, Roxanne will guide you to create your art journal using mixed media that includes images, notations, and textures.
$175 members, $195 non-members. Click for HERE additional materials list.

Creative Visions: Empower your Mind to the Beauty of Abstract
taught by Alx Fox
Saturday and Sunday March 28 and 29; 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Skill Level: All Skill Levels

Unleash your creativity through color, texture and design using acrylics. Alx will coach you as you create unique images, using techniques of mark-making and blending that will give your work more depth and impact.
One Day: $70 members, $85 non-members. Both Days: $110 members, $125 non-members.
Click HERE for additional materials list.

Experimental Techniques for Pastel
taught by Roni Marsh
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; April 3, 4 and 5, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Take the rich beauty of pastels to the next level as you discover the many possibilities that experimental techniques in pastels can add to your work. The accomplished pastel artist Roni Marsh will introduce you to underpainting techniques that include ink, watercolor, water soluble graphite, and fluid pastel.
$130 members, $145 non-members. Click HERE for additional materials list.

Contour Lines: Drawing from Life
taught by Amy Navickas-Godard
Saturday, April 11; 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Focus on contour lines, positive and negative space, and drawing from life in a way that is fresh and liberating as an artist. Get creative in this class using non-traditional art materials such as highlighters, string, and organic items.
$40 members, $50 non-members. All materials are included.

Techniques in Palette Knife Painting
taught by Silvia Trujillo
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 14, 16, 21, and 23; 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Skill Level: All Skill Levels, 16 and older

The direct approach of applying paint to the canvas with a palette knife was very popular with the Impressionist, and of particular interest to artists like Van Gogh and Monet. The palette knife can render luscious texture and depth, while maintaining rich pure colors. In this class, you will develop skills with the palette knife to enhance your work in value, design, and color harmony.
$170 members, $195 non-members, Click HERE for additional materials list.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! In order for us to hold a class or workshop, we must meet the predetermined
minimum enrollment requirement one week prior to the first class or workshop meeting. If we do not meet the minimum enrollment, the class or workshop will be cancelled due to low enrollment.

We add new classes every session so make sure to become a member and receive our class catalogue and stay-up-to-date. View our cancellation refund policy.

AGA Art Happenings – August 2013

Don’t miss August Art Shows!

If you didn’t make it out for First Friday Art  Walk, you still have time
to see these spectacular exhibits running throughout the month!

Here is a sampling of our member gallery August shows.

For more about all of our member exhibits visit: ashlandgalleries.com
Image caption: “Brainstorm” by Alx Fox

Art and Soul Gallery

Abstract Vision: A Journey Through Self Expression works by Alx Fox

“This show represents a gathering of images that illustrate my passion for emotional expressing through color. My images evolve from a desire to experiment with color while allowing the laters to develop freely on their own with no previous background drawings being used. 
  I wish to share my journey with the hope that you enjoy as much as I enjoyed creating it.”

Image caption: “Brainstorm” by Alx Fox

Image caption: Graphic design by Matthew Bohn

Enoteca by Eden Vale

Fine Pencil Art and Graphic Design by Local Artist Matthew Bohn.

This show will be displayed through August. As Matthew took private drawing lessons and his love for pencil art flourished. After about a year, he started to develop the skills that were taught to him and incorporated them into his own drawing style. It has been Matthew’s goal to affect the world of art by picking a variety of subjects (ranging from nature to people, from renaissance to pop culture), each will hopefully catch someone’s attention and cause them to stop and think about God, who created it first.
http://www.matthewbohnart.com/index.html

Image caption: Graphic design by Matthew Bohn

Image caption: “Belle Bodice” by Kay Khan

Davis and Cline Gallery

Thread as Line, Fabric as Form
This show will open on August 6 and run through September 30, 2013

What appear to be lines of colored ink and brush strokes of paint are in fact cotton and silk thread embroidery by Kay Khan. Vessels, three dimensional figurative pieces, wall hangings and apparel are all basic forms that become the starting point for imaginative and obsessive embroidered fine art.

Image caption: “Left Behind” - Photograph by Darcie Sternenberg

Photographers’ Gallery

August Featured Artist – Darcie Sternenberg

Darcie Sternenberg is a fine art black and white photographer living in southern Oregon. She focuses on intimate landscapes, including forests and seascapes, but she also photographs forgotten or left behind objects.
In a world full of beautiful colors, photography, in the absence of color, is a departure from reality.
She uses tone and form to capture a sense of timelessness as well as invite the viewer to a quiet, contemplative place.

Image caption: “Left Behind” – Photograph by Darcie Sternenberg

Alx Fox Featured Artist at Art & Soul, August 2 Reception!

Alx Fox, Southern Oregon Society of Artists August 2013 Featured Artist

Southern Oregon Society of Artists Year-End Update

2011 SOSA Vice President Alx Fox wrote us yesterday to report the latest from the Southern Oregon Society of Artists.

Three beautiful paintings were chosen as winners at SOSA’s 2011 Year-End Banquet and Juried Critique: Big Sister by Janet Rawlings won First Place, with Charlotte Peterson’s watercolor, “‘Tis the Raven, Nevermore,” coming in second and Alx’s own mixed-media abstract, “Bliss” taking third.  See them in the slideshow below.

Fox adds that she was elected to be SOSA’s 2012 President at the organization’s October meeting. Heartfelt congratulations are in order for sure, so while you’re out shopping the many local artist and artisan offerings at the variety of Holiday sales, boutiques and shows happening now through Christmas (be sure to search “holiday” to see a list of announcement posts), be sure to seek her out and let her know how much you appreciate her hard work on behalf of the artists of Southern Oregon.

Alx will have more announcements soon, but we have to wait for formalities to share…stay tuned…

Congratulations to Janet, Charlotte and Alx!

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Area Artists Present Holiday Gift Bazaar in November

Holiday Gift Bazaar

When: Dec. 3, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Oak Valley Community (located off of I-5 at exit 21)
291 Christopher Way
Talent, Oregon
541-535-5753
Featured Artists: Jannie Ledard, Alx Fox, Sherry Kronman, Janet London and Diane Tibbitts

Sale items include jewelry, fabric art, pressed flower art, collage boxes, cards, acrylic paintings, stained glass mandalas and more.

Refreshments and light appetizers will be served.
Mark your calenders for this fun event. Many one of a kind, unique and creative items will be sold.

The event flyer below is linked to a pdf download in case you want to print it out to share with your friends. Just click it to start the download.
Holiday Gift Bazaar