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News from Cheryl D Garcia's Great Metal Works

The Great Metal Works
Metal Art by Cheryl D. Garcia   
April 1st, 2015

“Brittilaria” at Britt Festival Grounds

Cheryl has been working on one of the most ambitious and inspired sculptures of her career.  Ten years ago during the first Spring after she moved to Jacksonville from Ashland she was hiking in the hills around town when she first happened across a small clan of the lily family, the Frittilaria.  With a half dozen or so members in Southern Oregon, they each share a brilliant red bell like flower.  None of them stand more than a foot high and one of them only occurs in the Jacksonville Woodlands around the Britt Festival.

When Cheryl returned to her studio instead of picking up her grinder and getting back to the artwork she was working on she pulled out her sketchbook and sketched the blossomed subject with colored pencils.  Years went by and lots of poppies came and went.  Each year when Spring came around and the Frittilaria would bloom, Cheryl would revisit the sketch in her notebook.   It was truly an idea waiting for it’s time and place to come.

While working on one of her larger California Poppy installations, Cheryl’s clients Sean & Sonya asked her what other flowers she had created.  She mentioned the sunflower, thistle, columbine and corn stalk at Walker Elementary School in Ashland, the Bolander’s Lily at Red Lily Vineyards, the Perrier Jouet flower at C St Bistro in Jacksonville and the one flower she had always wanted to create. That frittilaria from her sketchbook.   Without hestitation Sean said “We want the first one if you ever create it!”, and the idea was starting to become reality.

When Sean and Sonya moved to Texas, it seemed like that the idea was destined to remain a dream.  Until one evening last year while Cheryl was attending a concert up at the Britt Festival Grounds and saw the perfect place.  A place where art, music and natural beauty could all meet in combined harmony!

Sean and Sonya loved the idea of giving back something so beautiful to their second home of Jacksonville and asked Cheryl to approach the Britt.  Thanks to the leadership and vision of Donna Briggs and the entire Board of the Britt Festival this dream is about to come true!

You are invited to the dedication of the latest public artwork by Cheryl D. Garcia on Friday, April 10th 2015 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM on the Britt Festival Grounds in Jacksonville, Oregon. Jeff Kloetzel will welcome everyone with music, celebratory miniature cupcakes and cava will be served.  We hope to see you there!

 


“Eternal Spring” Spiral Staircase Sculptural Profile 

Three years ago a couple stopped by the Jacksonville studio of metal artist Cheryl D. Garcia and requested she design a spiral staircase for their home. Cheryl recommended that they purchase and install a kit but they insisted on her being the artist and persisted in their request.  After a long patient wait the sculptural piece “Eternal Spring” was installed in their airy and light filled home in February.

St. Mary’s School
Art Mentorship Program 

As a girl Cheryl always dreamed of assembling the pieces of metal she discovered in the desert canyonlands.  Thanks to the support and encouragement of her family and teachers she was able to develop her inner vision into the metal artist she is today.  Cheryl cares deeply about giving back that support and encouragement through mentorship programs that inspire the next generation of artists.
Of course Cheryl said “yes” when the faculty at St. Mary’s School in Medford asked her to demonstrate her cold steel methods to their art students as part of an “Artist on Campus” Spring student workshop series.  St. Mary’s students will have the opportunity to see Cheryl work and ask her questions about her art.  Faculty, parents and the entire student body will also have the opportunity to interact with Cheryl’s selected sculptural works exhibited in the campus community garden through May.

A Farewell to Louis Colisimo 
The well loved and respected Rogue Valley Glass Artist Louis Colisimo passed away in December.  Many of you will know Louis from his Red Oak Glass in Central Point or will have seen his exquisite work at Kaleidoscope Pizza in Medford. Louis’ students knew him through his infinite enthusiasm, patience and constant encouragement.  Cheryl and Louis were longtime friends and collaborated on the artistic floor lamp below.  The world has lost a passionate and caring artist, he will be missed by our community.

Interview Insight

 Oregon Lifestyles Television’s Terri-Lynn Kalhagen visited the Great Metal Works to interview Cheryl D. Garcia and document her creative process.  Here is the segment they filmed that will be appearing on stations throughout the Pacific Northwest.
 
 
 Cheryl’s MessageThere was a time when I felt compelled to finish an art project the same day.  Today my projects take weeks and sometimes months to complete.  The growth and development I have felt on every project leads me to reflect to the returning Spring.  Since my most recent show at Red Lily in May 2014 I have been creating two amazingly huge projects which have taken all of my time and attention.

“Spring Eternal” was my first ever sculptural spiral staircase.  At a story and a half the assemblage consisted of 46 separately hand made precision fitted pieces.  An enormous effort that combined serious fabrication and artistic vision, the functional artwork astounded even me when I finally saw it fully assembled for the first time.

My second Winter project was “Brittilaria”. This sculptural installation is one of my largest yet and closest to my heart.  The project again challenged me to create, build and explore new tools, methods and techniques.  The completed multi-element work will be installed at the renown music venue at the Britt Festival Grounds here in Jacksonville.  I hope all of you will attend this very special public dedication ceremony on April 10th as we celebrate the natural, cultural and historic treasures of Jacksonville.
  
Of Interest

Britt Festival

St. Mary’s School

Jeff Kloetzel

Kaleidoscope Pizzeria

SO Artists Resource

South Stage Cellars


Audubon Society

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

May News and Events from Cheryl D. Garcia!

The Great Metal Works
Metal Art by Cheryl D. Garcia   
April 30th, 2014

“Pulse” at Red Lily Vineyards

Experience an awakening of your senses and the renewal of Spring with Cheryl D. Garcia and “Pulse“, a selection of fine metal art debuting at Red Lily Vineyards.  The metamorphic colors and curving metal of the “Pulse” works complement Cheryl’s regal ten foot tall “Bolander’s Lily” sculpture and twelve foot bottle tree both on permanent display on the Red Lily grounds.  The artist will be available to discuss her current work as well as the history of her giant sculptures during this event on Sunday, May 18th 2014 from 11 – 5 PM.

Corresponding with the Applegate Valley Uncorked barrel tasting and food pairing, the artist’s reception will feature appetizers and wine tasting.

Red Lily Vineyards 11777 Highway 238  

Between Ruch and Applegate [Red Lily’s Website]

Tasting Room 541-846-6800 || Artist 541-840-6243


The Great Metal Works at
Ruth Bancroft Garden’s 20th Annual Sculpture Exhibit in Walnut Creek, CA

  Jacksonville metal artist Cheryl D. Garcia has been selected to exhibit sculptures at the Ruth Bancroft Garden during their 20th Annual Sculpture in the Garden Exhibit.  For one month every year, the Ruth Bancroft Garden transforms into an outdoor art gallery.  The Garden’s world-class collection of succulent and drought-tolerant plants provides a spectacular backdrop for artists to display their works.  Meandering pathways lead to artworks from major Bay Area artists. There will be a kickoff reception and preview party on Friday, June 13th from 5:30 to 8 PM featuring catered food, local wine and live musical entertainment.

  Cheryl will be available to discuss her artwork throughout Saturday. Dads get in free for a special Father’s Day celebration on Sunday, June 15th which includes live music by the Ancenstral Water Band.  Reserve a spot for a unique wine, food and music experience in the garden with Dogbone at the Art & Jazz Sunset Social on Friday, July 11th from 5 – 8  PM.  

For more information or to purchase tickets to the events at the garden please visit the [Ruth Bancroft Garden’s Website]


Southern Oregon Magazine’s
Best Local Artist
2014 award
We were delighted to discover that Cheryl had been recognized as the “Best Local Artist” awarded by the readers of Southern Oregon Magazine for an amazing third consecutive year. Cheryl is honored in their Spring 2014 issue for her innovative designs and monumental public art installations such as the “California Poppies” on South Stage Road outside Jacksonville. We are very touched and honored that Southern Oregonians picked Cheryl and her artworks as outstanding in our region. Thank you so much to our fans who voted! The magazine is available on newsstands and in select business locations through July. Find out more about Southern Oregon and magazine locations at [Southern Oregon Magazine’s Website]

 


Newsletter Special!

 Oregon Lifestyles Television’s Terri-Lynn Kalhagen visited the Great Metal Works to interview Cheryl D. Garcia and document her creative process.  Here is the segment they filmed that will be appearing on stations throughout the Pacific Northwest.
 
 

 Cheryl’s Message

I am humbled when I sit back to reflect on my life and the fortunes of a well developed art career. I am so Blessed to have found a niche where my art is not only accepted, but sought after. I believe that the expertise and relationships forged through my years of metalworking has given me the success I enjoy today.

The results of that success has turned into multiple commissions for private homes and public spaces spanning well into 2015. There is great excitement for me in designing artwork to fit a space in someone’s life. Knowing that my work will be enjoyed for many years to come, keeps me striving to do my best.

Many of my inspirations land in a sketchbook waiting for the time to develop the idea further. Having deadlines to meet doesn’t allow for a whole lot of extra time to create artwork for exhibits. One of the most enriching moments as an artist is to show my work to a wider audience and watch the enjoyment my work creates. This year, with so much work lined up, I am able to have only a couple of public shows. The only local showing this year will be at Red Lily Vineyards on May 18th from 11-5, then off to the Ruth Bancroft Gardens in Walnut Creek for the 20th annual sculpture in the garden exhibit running from June 13th through July 13th. Thank you for coming with me on my journey as an artist. I hope to see you at one of the shows this Summer!
  

Of Interest

Red Lily Vineyards

Ruth Bancroft Gardens

Kaleidoscope Pizzeria

SO Artists Resource

South Stage Cellars


Audubon Society

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

Announcements from Metal Artist Cheryl D. Garcia ~ Congrats for winning Southern Oregon Magazine's

The Great Metal Works
Metal Art by Cheryl D. Garcia   
May 15th, 2013

“Awakening” at Red Lily

Explore the depth and quality of light through the medium of metal with “Awakening“, a new collection of fine metal art by Cheryl D. Garcia debuting at Red Lily for one day only.  The rich color and curving metal of these “Awakening” works complement Cheryl’s ten foot tall “Bolander’s Lily” sculpture and twelve foot bottle tree both on permanent display on the Red Lily grounds.  The artist will be available to discuss her current work as well as the history of her giant sculptures during this event on Sunday, May 19th 2013 from 11 – 5 PM.

Corresponding with the Applegate Valley Uncorked barrel tasting and food pairing, the artist’s reception will feature appetizers and wine tasting.

Red Lily, 11777 Hwy 238 between Ruch and Applegate.  [Red Lily’s website]

 

 


Southern Oregon Magazine’s
Best Local Artist
 2013 award
 We were delighted to discover that Cheryl had been recognized as the “Best Local Artist” awarded by the readers of Southern Oregon Magazine for a second consecutive year. Cheryl is honored in their Spring 2013 issue for her innovative designs and monumental public art installations such as the “California Poppies” on South Stage Road outside Jacksonville. We are very touched and honored that Southern Oregonians picked Cheryl and her artworks as outstanding in our region.  Thank you so much to our fans who voted!  The magazine is available on newsstands and in select business locations through July.  Find out more about Southern Oregon and magazine locations at [Southern Oregon Magazine’s Website]

The Great Metal Works at
Ruth Bancroft Garden’s 18th Annual Sculpture Exhibit in Walnut Creek, CA

Jacksonville metal artist Cheryl D. Garcia has been invited to display selected sculptures at the Ruth Bancroft Garden’s 18th Annual Sculpture in the Garden Exhibit.  Works from major Bay Area Artists will be exhibited  with a kickoff reception and preview party on Friday, June 14th from 5:30 to 8 PM featuring some of the best food, wine and musical entertainment from the Bay Area.

Cheryl will be available to discuss her artwork at the opening weekend and Father’s Day celebration on Saturday and Sunday, June 15th and 16th from 10-4 PM.  The show concludes with a special agave and tequila Sunset Social on Sunday, July 7th from 4-8 PM.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the events at the garden please visit the [Ruth Bancroft Gardens’ Website]


What’s at South Stage Cellars

A rotating selection of Cheryl’s latest artworks is always available at South Stage Cellars

Visit South Stage this month for an incredible show of two observant birders showing the passions together through the photography and metalwork.  Resident artist Cheryl D. Garcia will continue to showcase some new creations in the tasting room and wine garden. Her latest presentation of Betty LaDuke‘s work during the Rising Stars competition was a creative display of form and color highlighting “Local Farms and Farm Workers”

Cheryl and South Stage Cellars are pleased to see the photography of Dan Elster in the tasting room.  Dan is known for capturing amazing imagery of birds and other wildlife through the art of photography.  His work will be on display from May 8th through June 12th, with an artist’s reception Saturday, May 18th from 1-3 PM.

With delicious Wednesday night dinners by the “C” Street Bistro and local music most evenings, there are plenty or reasons to stop in and see the ever changing art by Cheryl and other talented artists.  Come meet the friendly staff and experience for yourself the winning combination of great art, the latest vintages, delicious food and lively music at South Stage Cellars.

  [South Stage Cellars Website]


Newsletter Exclusive!

The careful reader will notice the prismatic design that keystones our newsletter this time around.  It is a preview of new metalworks that have recently been installed at Kaleidoscope Pizza in Medford. Check it out if you are hungry for great food and art!

Cheryl D Garcia’s Great Metal Works

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Update from Cheryl D Garcia's Great Metal Work Studio

The Great Metal Works
Metal Art by Cheryl D. Garcia   
November 14th, 2012

“Luminescent” at Red Lily

These artworks delve deep into the flamboyant pageant of Autumn color through the inner life and fire of metal. -Cheryl D Garcia

Explore the depth and quality of light through the medium of metal with “Luminescent“, a new collection of fine metal art by Cheryl D Garcia debuting at Red Lily this month.  The rich color and curving metal of these “Luminescent” works complement Cheryl’s ten foot tall “Bolander’s Lily” sculpture and twelve foot bottle tree both on permanent display on the Red Lily grounds.  The artist will be available to discuss her current show and the history of her giant sculptures on Sunday November 18th 2012 from 11 – 5.

Corresponding with the Applegate Valley Uncorked barrel tasting and food pairing, the artist’s reception will feature appetizers, wine tasting and live music by reknowned musician, Jeff Kloetzel. Red Lily, 11777 Hwy 238 between Ruch and Applegate.  [Red Lily’s website]

 

 


The Great Metal Works
Scavenger Hunt Winner Announced!

Jacksonville metal artist Cheryl D. Garcia has announced Don and Linda DeWald as the winners of her random drawing for a fine art poppy sculpture.  Widely known for the California Poppy sculptures outside of Jacksonville, the metal artist has many artworks in public and private collections throughout the Pacific Northwest. Cheryl has been celebrating twenty years of metalworking by inviting fans of her metalwork to send in picture of themselves with her metalwork.

Having  received hundreds of entries over the summer, a random drawing was made after Labor Day.  Cheryl wished Don and Linda congratulations when she delivered their sculpture.  Asked about the contest she said “Seeing everyone who entered enjoying my metal art has been one of the greatest gifts I could have ever asked for!”

SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE FOR NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS:
We have created a gallery of the best scavenger hunt images on Flickr we hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

 


Autumn at South Stage Cellars

A rotating selection of Cheryl’s latest artworks is always available at South Stage Cellars

Cheryl is doing great things as the resident artist at South Stage Cellars this fall.  If you haven’t been in recently there are new pieces on rotating display in the tasting room and the guest artists have really been striking! Marie Ann Carson, Jim Craven, Bill Stanton, Victoria Christian, Kathleen Hoevet, Dianne Ericksen and Pegi Smith have all had terrific shows this year.  As the next guest artist, local favorite, Katharine Gracey will be exhibiting her latest artworks November 28th through January 9th with a reception November 30th from 5-7 PM.

With delicious Wednesday night dinners by the “C” Street Bistro and local music most evenings, there are plenty or reasons to stop in and see the ever changing art by Cheryl and other talented artists.  Come meet the friendly staff and experience for yourself the winning combination of great art, the latest vintages, delicious food and lively music at South Stage Cellars.

  [South Stage Cellars Website]


Ozone Gallery in Newport

“Pelagic”

Cheryl will feature “Pelagic” and more in the Ozone Gallery’s November show “Luminary” a show of artists who feature Light in Art or En-lightened art. Reception will be held on Saturday, November 17th from 5-7 with festivities including illuminated performances, luminous interactive art projects, radiant artists, food and wine.

The Ozone’s wonderful bay front location serves as a wonderful space to enjoy great art in the diffuse coastal light and ocean air.  Gallery owner Karen Candelario presents contemporary fine art from regional and national artists in an open and airy bay side setting at the Ozone.  Ozone is located at 669 Bay Blvd. on Newport’s Historic Bayfront.  [Ozone’s Website]


 Southern Oregon Magazine’s
Best Local Artist
 2012 award
 We were honored and surprised when we received the news that the readers of Southern Oregon Magazine had awarded Cheryl D. Garcia the distinction of being their “Best Local Artist” for 2012. She is honored in their Winter 2012 issue for her diverse artwork and monumental public art installations such as the “California Poppies” on South Stage Road outside Jacksonville. We are very touched and honored that Southern Oregonians picked Cheryl and her artworks as one of best features of our area.   Thank you so much Southern Oregon!  The magazine is available on newsstands and in select business locations through March.  
 
 

 
 
 

 Cheryl’s Message

Looking back over twenty years of metalworking has filled me with gratitude for all who have helped along the way.  The engcouragement from family and friends continues to help me strive for greater feats. The Great Metal Works Scavenger Hunt brought in hundreds of images from all over the country.  Reflecting on the art created years ago and seeing how my style has developed over those years was one of the greatest unexpected gifts which came from having the contest.  Thank You all from the bottom of my heart for giving me that perspective!

As another season comes and goes, my artwork continues to develop and grow.  Please join me on Sunday November 18th from 11-5 at Red Lily Vineyards to see my latest body of work.  May the “Luminescent” quality of this new work fill your heart and soul with the warmth and gratitude I feel from you, my fans.
 
Of Interest

Red Lily Vineyards
Ozone Gallery
SO Artists Resource
South Stage Cellars
Audubon Society

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

June Update from Metal Artist Cheryl D. Garcia

 

  The Great Metal Works
Metal Art by Cheryl D. Garcia   
June 6th, 2012

The Great Metal Works Scavenger Hunt

Summer is here and while it gets hotter than a welder’s torch outside we have an exciting announcement about our first ever Scavenger Hunt here at the Great Metal Works. As a newsletter subscriber you have the first chance to win a poppy sculpture like the one pictured below with Cheryl.   We wanted to find a way to celebrate the last twenty years of art work Cheryl has created and honor all of you who have made the dream a reality as loyal fans.  This is your opportunity to own a piece of fine artwork. 

All you have to do to win is take your picture with a piece of Cheryl’s artwork and send it to us with your contact information and after Labor Day we will draw at random from the qualified entries to find our winner.  We have a few rules to follow along with a guide to Cheryl’s artwork locations.  Click the link to get started…. Good luck everyone and Happy Hunting!    [The Scavenger Hunt Begins Here!]


Taste of Summer opens Britt 2012 season

Jacksonville celebrates the 50th season opening of the Britt Festival season with “Taste of Summer” on Saturday, June 9th from 11 AM to 4 PM. As a member of Art Presence of Jacksonville and the Resident Artist of South Stage Cellars, Cheryl will have a selection of her latest art pieces in front of SSC on South Third Street in Jacksonville.

Cheryl will demonstrate cold metal working techniques and will be available to discuss her art and custom projects.Taste of Summer features artist demonstrations; food from local restaurants; a wine walk featuring local wines; children’s activites and street performers!  [Find out more about the Taste of Summer]


Summer Season at South Stage Cellars

An exciting selection of Cheryl’s latest artworks is available at South Stage Cellars

As resident artist at South Stage Cellars Cheryl has been bringing in guest artists to the tasting room each month to complement a select collection of her own artpieces. With the nice weather in the tasting garden, now is a great opportunity to come down and enjoy the great wines and atmosphere at South Stage Cellars.  June’s featured artist is photographer Kathleen Hoevet.

Anyone who has been down to the tasting room lately has had a chance to root on their favorite local musician in their “Rising Star” competition this Spring.  With the winner taking home a recording session in the studio and the chance to be play at the Britt Festivals. Most  importantly each $2 vote went directly to CASA raising almost $7000, the valley’s own child advocacy center.  We congratulate Jeff Kloetzel on his win, his great guitar work had our vote all along!

  [South Stage Cellars Website]


Merrill Cellars in Jacksonville

 
“Swift Returns”

Merrill Cellars in Jacksonville has relocated to a new larger tasting room with space to showcase fine art alongside their award winning Willamette and Rogue Valley wines.

Featuring sculptural art pieces by Cheryl D. Garcia & paintings by renown artist Ken Roth, Merrill Cellars Jacksonville Tasting Room Gallery is located at the corner of East California Street and Highway 238.  Take a moment to savor their tasteful wines and art collections in this flagship location.  [Merrill Cellars Website]


Ozone Gallery in Newport

 
“Thermals 1, 2, 3”

Stop into the Ozone Gallery on Newport’s Historic Bayfront to check out a superior collection of Cheryl’s sculptural pieces. The Ozone’s wonderful bay front location serves as a wonderful space to enjoy great art in the diffuse coastal light and ocean air.  Gallery owner Karen Candelario presents contemporary fine art from regional and national artists in an open and airy bay side setting at the Ozone.  Ozone is located at 669 Bay Blvd. on Newport’s Historic Bayfront.  [more]


 Southern Oregon Magazine’s
Best Local Artist
 2012 award
 We were honored and surprised when we received the news that the readers of Southern Oregon Magazine had awarded Cheryl D. Garcia the distinction of being their “Best Local Artist” for 2012. She is honored in their Winter 2012 issue for her diverse artwork and monumental public art installations such as the “California Poppies” on South Stage Road outside Jacksonville. We are very touched and honored that Southern Oregonians picked Cheryl and her artworks as one of best features of our area.   Thank you so much Southern Oregon!  The magazine is available on newsstands and in select business locations through March.  

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 Cheryl’s Message

As I walk around my home and garden, I  come across pieces of my metalwork signed back in 1993.  I never dreamed back then that I would be coming up on twenty years of bringing my vision and artwork into the world through metalwork.  I am continually looking forward to my new projects and find constant inspiration in my clients who have helped to make my art a possibility.

My development as an artist and as a human being has been driven and supported by so many people that I feel privileged to have known and call my friends…  I Thank You!

Beginning with this newsletter, all fans are welcome to participate in the first EVER Great Metal Works Scavenger Hunt.  Find my artwork and take your picture with it to be entered into a drawing to win a California Poppy sculpture valued at $350!  I’ll post the best pictures on the Great Metal Works’s Facebook page.

The opportunities to win are are as numerous as my artworks!  Enter often for your chance to win.

I’m looking forward to the next twenty years and am always thankful for each and every day I have to bring beauty and joy to life.

 
Of Interest

Red Lily Vineyards
Ozone Gallery
SO Artists Resource
South Stage Cellars
Audubon Society
Red Oak Glass
Merrill Cellars

 
 
 
 

 

 

Announcements from Cheryl D. Garcia, The Great Metal Works

The Great Metal Works
Metal Art by Cheryl D. Garcia   
March 8th, 2012

Blossom” Debuts New Artworks
  The days are lengthening, the first buds blooming and art is in the air at South Stage Cellars this Sunday, March 11th from 2 to 4 PM. Join us as we celebrate Cheryl D Garcia’s newest metal artwork show “Blossom“.  Experience the reawakening of Spring as we explore the excitement and energy of the thawing earth.  New works of fine art and sculpture will be paired with fresh appetizers, delicious wine and lively music.   [more]


Southern Oregon Magazine’s
Best Local Artist
 2012 award
 We were honored and surprised when we received the news that the readers of Southern Oregon Magazine had awarded Cheryl D. Garcia the distinction of being their “Best Local Artist” for 2012. She is honored in their Winter 2012 issue for her diverse artwork and monumental public art installations such as the “California Poppies” on South Stage Road outside Jacksonville. We are very touched and honored that Southern Oregonians picked Cheryl and her artworks as one of best features of our area.   Thank you so much Southern Oregon!  The magazine is available on newsstands and in select business locations through March.  


Uncorked” Event Returns to Red Lily
We are excited to return to Red Lily, Sunday May 20th from 11 AM until 5 PM for the 
Applegate Valley  “Uncorked!” wine and food celebration, Cheryl welcomes wine trail followers and art lovers to meet her and explore her new Spring work as part of their day. Cheryl will be available to discuss her large scale signature work “Bolander’s Lily” as well as her World of Wine 2011 bottle tree both permanently displayed at the Red Lily grounds.  If you haven’t had a chance to visit Red Lily yet, this is your opportunity to come out and explore their unique setting and superior wines.  Red Lily is located at 11177 Highway 238 between Ruch and Applegate.   [more]

 
Ozone Gallery in Newport

“Thermals 1, 2, 3”

Stop into the Ozone Gallery on Newport’s Historic Bayfront to check out a superior collection of Cheryl’s sculptural pieces. The Ozone’s wonderful bay front location serves as a wonderful space to enjoy great art in the diffuse coastal light and ocean air.  Gallery owner Karen Candelario presents contemporary fine art from regional and national artists in an open and airy bay side setting at the Ozone.  Ozone is located at 669 Bay Blvd. on Newport’s Historic Bayfront.  [more]

 
 

 
 
 

 Cheryl’s Message

With Spring at our doorstep, inspiration runs deep.  Every year finds me with a serious case of Spring Fever as snowmelt drips lazily from the landscape and the sun peaks through to warm the day.  During these beautiful days of awakening, I often keep the studio door wide open to the garden where I can watch the twigs take on a healthy color and the buds swell a little more each day.  

  Rain, snow, sun and grauple keep every day interesting.  Every new bud bursting into bloom is exciting.  My heart is uplifted while watching the birds flit about as their excitement builds with each day growing longer.  Bringing the imagery of Spring into my latest artworks is a way I can share my personal experiences through a visual feast of sculpture.  Please join me on Sunday, March 11th from 2-4 PM at South Stage Cellars to celebrate the Spring in all of its’ glory.
Of Interest

Red Lily Vineyards
Ozone Gallery
SO Artists Resource
South Stage Cellars
The Audubon Society
Red Oak Glass
Glass Forge Studio

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Latest Updates from Cheryl D. Garcia

The Great Metal Works
Metal Art by Cheryl D. Garcia   
February 2nd, 2012

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Jacksonville
The Chinese New Year has arrived!  Come celebrate the ‘Year of the Dragon’ with us in Jacksonville Saturday, February 4th starting with the parade at 10:30 AM.  Cheryl will be displaying her latest creation, the five foot long metal dragon (above) at the corner of Third and East California Streets in honor of the deep Chinese cultural ties in Southern Oregon.  Cheryl created this dragon as part of an art trade with fellow Jacksonville artist Katharine Gracey, you can help name him by participating in our online poll.

We hope you can join us for the festivities, there will be diverse demonstrations of art, cooking and dance throughout town after the Lion and Dragon Dance Parade beginning at 10:30.  Be sure to stop by and say hello to us and see the dragon, arrive early for the best parking and viewing spaces!  [more]


Southern Oregon Magazine’s
Best Local Artist
 2012 award
 We were honored and surprised when we received the news that the readers of Southern Oregon Magazine had awarded Cheryl D. Garcia the distinction of being their “Best Local Artist” for 2012. She is honored in their Winter 2012 issue for her diverse artwork and monumental public art installations such as the “California Poppies” on South Stage Road outside Jacksonville. We are very touched and honored that Southern Oregonians picked Cheryl and her artworks as one of best features of our area.   Thank you so much Southern Oregon!  The magazine is available on newsstands and in select business locations through March.  Their website has not yet been updated to reflect the 2012 winners but is full of great information about our region and is worth a visit in it own right. [more


Cheryl D. Garcia Featured Artist at
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
41st International Art Show 

 Cheryl’s artwork will continue to be featured in the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art’s 41st International Art Show in Brownsville, Texas through February 17th.  The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, founded 1935, is the only institute in deepest south Texas dedicated exclusively to the advancement of the visual arts. In 2006 the Museum opened a new 17,000 square-foot building with conservation and exhibition facilities in the heart of the Mitte Cultural District of Brownsville. 
BMFA is located at 660 East Ringgold Street, Brownsville TX 956-542-0941 [more]

 
“Weather and Wine!” Show in Newport

We’ll be celebrating the first anniversary of the Ozone Gallery in Newport Saturday, February 11th from 5 – 7 PM.  Come join us on Newport’s Historic Bayfront for the last weekend of the “ReNEW, ReCLAIM, ReMIND” show focused on reclaiming, renewing and being aware of the world around us.  A ReNEWed collection of Cheryl’s sculptural pieces will join her existing work featured in their wonderful bay front location.  Enjoy great art in the diffuse coastal light and salty air as they submerge your senses with aquatic themes and rich colors.   Gallery owner Karen Candelario presents contemporary fine art from regional and national artists in an open and airy bay side setting at the Ozone.  Cheryl will be rotating sculptural works monthly, so even if you can’t make it this month, if find yourself in Newport  make sure to swing by the Ozone at 669 Bay Blvd. on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Show runs through February 15th.  [more]

Mentoring project installed at
IOOF Eastwood Cemetery
 

  When a local Eagle Scout wanted to restore the pauper’s section markers as his Leadership Service Project, Cheryl didn’t hesitate to volunteer her metalworking skills to the effort.  That effort came to a conclusion this last week as Cheryl met Kenny and his father out at the IOOF Eastwood Cemetery for final installation.  Kenny had worked many hours on painting and finishing the metalwork and it was an emotional moment as the metalwork was put in place.  For the first time in the pauper’s section history it was finally properly marked and recognized.  We congratulate Kenny of Scout Troop #107 on completing his Eagle Scout project and were very proud to be  part of erecting these memorials. 

We sincerely thank everyone who has contributed time, materials and services to help identify and correctly locate the graves of those less fortunate and well known.  Thank you to the City of Medford; the Poole family of Ashland, OR; Kim Smith Sandblasting; White City Metals for their individual contributions.  Look for the markers (see inset above) to your immediate left as you enter the IOOF Eastwood Cemetery from Siskiyou Blvd in Medford.  [more]

 

 

 
 
 

 Cheryl’s Message
  Gong Xi Fa Cai!
The year of the Dragon has arrived bearing great prosperity.  The dragon is emblematic of potent and auspicious power, particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck.

As I work with fire and steel in the studio, the power of the dragon spirit often enters my thoughts.  This year is a ‘Water Dragon’ year and I appreciate the analogy of life being much like steel quenched by water in the tempering process.  Too much tempering and the steel can become brittle, too little and the steel cannot withstand force.  The vital energy of chi and the balance of yin and yang, is a practice I live by.  I have seen how life can become difficult with too much tempering or unfulfilling with too little tempering and a lack of passion. 

I greet the New Year thankful for the passion I feel and the life force that flows through me freely and openly. May you also find that passion and balance in life and join me and my latest creation, “Flight of the Dragon” in celebrating The Year of the Dragon on Feb 4th in Jacksonville, Oregon.
 

Xin Nian Kuai Le!

Of Interest

Brownsville MFA
Red Lily Vineyards
Ozone Gallery
SO Artists Resource
South Stage Cellars
The Audubon Society
Red Oak Glass
Glass Forge Studio

 
 
 
 

Red Lily Reception for Cheryl D Garcia!

Bolander's Lily, Metal Sculpture by Cheryl D Garcia

Bolander's Lily, Metal Sculpture by Cheryl D Garcia. Collection of Red Lily Vnyd.

 

The World of Wine event last month was truly extraordinary. Not only did we have a great time sampling our regional food and wine, but Cheryl’s largest bottle tree to date has a new home at the Red Lily tasting room!

Standing twelve feet high, the World of Wine 2011 bottle tree is a fantastic and captivating centerpiece for the Red Lily’s back tasting patio.  If you haven’t had a chance to visit Red Lily yet, you are really missing out!  Positioned alongside the Applegate River with a private beach, the beautifully detailed facility pays perfect complement to Rachel’s gorgeous tempranillos.

A Grand Opening and Artist Reception will be held at Red Lily Vineyards on November 20th from noon to 5pm, in conjunction with the Applegate Valley Uncorked winery tour.  We are thrilled to announce our Fall presentation of new works by Cheryl D Garcia at Red Lily Tasting Room. Her “Red Migration” collection highlights the transient and seasonal aspects of life and fiery colors of Fall. Scheduled alongside the Applegate Valley “Uncorked!” wine and food celebration, we welcome wine trail followers and art lovers to join us for an artist’s reception at our tasting room on Sunday, Nov. 20th from 11AM to 5PM! The artist will be available to discuss her signature work “Bolander’s Lily” and 12’ World of Wine 2011 bottle tree, now a part of our permanent display. Red Lily is located at 11177 Highway 238 between Ruch and Applegate – If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit, this is your opportunity to explore our unique setting and superior wines.

Bottle Tree, detail, metal sculpture by Cheryl D Garcia. Collection of Red Lily Vineyard.

Bottle Tree, detail, metal sculpture by Cheryl D Garcia. Collection of Red Lily Vineyard.

On a daily basis I work with hot steel, fire and sparks and every year I welcome the changing of the seasons from the heat of the Summer Sun to the cooler temperatures of Autumn.   The changing colors of the landscape and the migration of the birds bring inspiration and comfort to my life.

This season, ‘Red’ is predominating much of my artwork.  Symbolic of the fire of passion, love, beauty courage, and sacrifice, I feel deeply tied to this color which happens to look stunningly beautiful next to my favorite patina of raw rust.

With the migratory season at hand, I have been witness to the excitement of the movement of my avian inspirations.  Thousands of Summering birds are now moving to their wintering locations while thousands of others are taking up residence here in the Rogue Valley for the winter.  Huge kettles of Turkey Vultures have been massing in the past weeks to make their way upon the thermals to more Southern climates.  Small flocks of birds flit through my garden to grab a quick snack before heading on to warmer weather.  Many hummingbirds have left for the Tropics while a few stoic birds remain to weather the storms of Winter. The journey over hundreds, if not thousands of miles that these birds undertake on a bi-yearly basis is a dangerous venture.  Many never see the final destination.  The journey  takes true courage and sacrifice.

I am bringing the elements of the ‘Red Migration’ into my latest body of artwork.  Please join me at Red Lily Vineyards on Sunday November 20th for a show of passion, love and beauty honoring the courage and sacrifice of many.  The pairing of an amazing Tempranillo created by Red Lily Vineyards’ owner, Rachael Martin and the art of ‘Red Migration’ will certainly bring the fire of passion into your life!

Learn more about Cheryl D. Garcia and her fabulous metal art by visiting her listing at SOAR for web links and contact info: http://www.soartists.com/visualartists/genre/va_installation.html

Red Lily’s website, http://redlilyvineyards.com/, is currently being updated.

 

In more news, Cheryl announces:

October Masquerade in Newport
Cheryl is now being represented by the Ozone Fine Art Gallery in Newport, Oregon. A fine collection of Cheryl’s sculpture is featured in their wonderful bay front location.  Experience the diffuse coastal light and tangy salt air as they submerge your senses with aquatic themes and rich colors.  Find hidden revelations
and disguised meanings in this month’s exhibition “Masquerade“, opening Saturday, October 15th with an artist’s reception at the gallery from 5 – 7 PM. Local wines and seafood from Ocean Bleu @ Gino’s will also be available to sample.  Gallery owner Karen Candelario presents contemporary fine art from regional and national artists in an open and airy bay side setting at the Ozone.  Cheryl will be rotating sculptural works monthly, if you find yourself in Newport make sure to swing by the Ozone at 669 Bay Blvd. on Newport’s Historic Bayfront.  [more]

Mentoring project to restore
IOOF Eastwood Cemetery
 

 

 

 

Cheryl has a deep connection with Medford’s IOOF Eastwood Cemetery that goes back many years, her own grandfather lies in rest there.  She was originally introduced to the location when the City of Medford who care takes the grounds and facilities there approached Cheryl about adding decorative security doors to the mausoleum (see inset).  They were so pleased with the quality and beauty of her work that when it came time to do a historically compatibly gate for their northern Eastwood Ln. entrance they again asked Cheryl what she could do, with terrific results. 

  When a local Eagle Scout wanted to restore the pauper’s section markers as his Leadership Service Project, Cheryl didn’t hesitate to volunteer her metalworking skills to the effort.  Many notable Rogue Valley citizens and pioneer families are represented by markers in this historic burial ground, one of the most famous people buried there is “Pinto” Colvig, the original “Bozo the Clown”. [correction: according to historian Ben Truwe, Frank Willeke, the model for Goofy, is buried in the IOOF.  Our apologies!]

Over the next few months Cheryl will help with project design, planning and fabrication as they create a historically compatible series of corner markers to help identify and correctly locate the graves of those less fortunate and well known.  If you wish to contribute funds or materials to the project please contact Cheryl directly for more information. [more]

August Newsletter from Cheryl D. Garcia’s Great Metal Works!

The Great Metal Works
Metal Art by Cheryl D. Garcia   
August 10th, 2011
 Red Lily Ready to Open
We’ve been missing the Bolander’s Lily we created for Red Lily Tasting Room now that it has gone to its new home up the Applegate.  Standing ten feet high the lily is the first thing you see as the tasting room comes into sight.  The scale and boldness of the artwork seems an appropriate landmark for a winemaker whose wines really stand out!   Owners Rachel and Les Martin have created a oenophile’s paradise at their new tasting facility.  A creative thoughtfulness and inviting aesthetic pervades the building and pays perfect complement to Rachel’s gorgeous tempranillos.  With the landscaping and facilities reaching completion, a grand opening has been scheduled for Saturday, August 13th.  We are planning an artist’s reception for the “Red Lily” sculpture later this year!  11177 Highway 238 between Ruch and Applegate.  [more]
 

Big day out at Red Lily
 

WoW painting by Katherine Gracey
World of Wine in Jacksonville! 
   Cheryl is creating her largest bottle tree ever for feature at the World of Wine festival this year in Jacksonville.    This popular event has since its inception in 2006 been held in Rogue River at Del Rio Vineyards, however his year the event expands from a single day event into a multi-day festival of of workshops and tasting events at the Bigham Knoll campus in Jacksonville.  Up to a thousand enthusiasts are expected to attend the seminars, tasting clinics and reception and dinner events this year.  
WOW will have a cocktail reception on Wednesday, August 24th for the registrants with a Gala Dinner being held Friday, August 26th.    Cheryl’s bottle tree is certain to be a standout at the Grand Tasting & Silent Auction finale held 5 PM Saturday, August 27th 5 at Bigham Knoll.  Tickets are $75 for the Grand Tasting and are available along with tickets to tasting clinics and reception events online or at the Jacksonville Merchantile.  [more
 

Art Presence Art Amble 

    Look for Cheryl at South Stage Cellars during the next Art Presence Art Amble, Friday August 26th. Cheryl has been exhibiting her art in delightful combination with other talented artists each month at the tasting room each fourth Friday through October from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.  Be sure to follow the golden pennants to Jacksonville businesses hosting artwork as part of Art Presence’s Annual Art Amble.

Cheryl invites you to start your ambling evening at South Stage Cellars on South 3rd Street where she will be available to answer questions and discuss her artwork.  Every Friday is local’s night at South Stage Cellars and features live music by talented regional musicians.  Call 541-899-9120 for more information about South Stage Cellars’ wine and tasting room. [more]

 
American Association of University Women
Fall Garden Tour Features Cheryl D. Garcia 
    Several of Cheryl’s artworks will be displayed at the historic TouVelle House in Jacksonville as part of the American Association of University Women annual fundraiser to be held Sunday, September 11th from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM.  The 1916 craftsman house built for Judge Frank TouVelle features several lawn and garden areas and water features that are a perfect complement to Cheryl’s garden art displays.  Tickets will be available at any of the gardens on the day of the tour or after 11:30 AM outside the Jacksonville Ray’s on the day of the event. [more
 
California Poppies now on permanent display! 
  In May the Great Metal Works installed permanent footings for the “California Poppies” located in South Stage Cellar’s Quail Run Vineyard.  These monumental pieces are now a permanent fixture outside Jacksonville to engage and delight visitors and locals alike.  The reinstallation was featured in a recent Mail Tribune article.  [link]

   

 
 
 
 
 
 Cheryl’s Message
  There are a lot of big things going on this month around Jacksonville.  Red Lily Vineyards will be opening this weekend, then the World of Wine will be here a couple weeks later.  I’m really excited about the bottle tree I’m creating for the WoW event, judging by how popular the bottle tree down at SSC has been I can’t wait for you to see it too. For those of who might not know about them and their history, bottle trees are a uniquely Southern invention.  Tales still circulate today that spirits could live in bottles – probably from when people heard sounds caused by wind blowing over bottle openings. This led to the belief in “bottle imps” and genies (from the Arabic word djinn) that could be captured in bottles. Superstitious people started using glass to capture or repel bad spirits. The idea was, roaming night spirits would be lured into and trapped in bottles placed around entryways, and morning light would destroy them.  Let’s hope the WoW bottle tree will capture any such malicious imps who would like a turn at the delicious wines inside the event!
Of Interest