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Palette Knife Painting with Silvia Trujillo May 19, 2018

Last year’s palette knife class was such a huge success that I’m offering it again!

If you’ve never tried painting with a knife, it’s a whole new experience. Knife painting is very freeing – particularly for those of you who would like to loosen up a bit with your acrylic or oil paintings. You will achieve a richness of texture and color like no other. It’s a great way to explore your medium, expand your art language, and create something new, fresh, and different.

Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am–4:00 pm    

Silvia Trujillo teaches knife palette painting

Palette Knife Painting 
Discover the technique and secrets of applying paint directly onto canvas using a palette knife. With thorough instruction by Silvia Trujillo, you will develop skills that will enhance your work in value, design, and color harmony by adding luscious texture and rich color that will make your piece breathtaking.

To register contact:

Rogue Gallery & Art Center
40 S. Bartlett Street
Medford, OR 97501
phone: 541-772-8118
Rogue Gallery & Art Center in downtown Medford Oregon promotes and provides for the study, development, exhibition, and appreciation of visual art. RGAC is a vital art hub in our community and offers regular exhibits and events, art classes and workshops for adults, teens, and kids. The Rogue Gallery and Art Center features the art work of artist members and offers membership and sponsorship opportunities.

Silvia Trujillo’s Landscapes on Exhibit at Shepherd’s Dream

Many of my works are being exhibited at Shepherd’s Dream until May 31 in a solo show….

Silvia Trujillo Landscape Paintings on Exhibit now thru May 31

Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk May 4th, 2018

Shepherd’s Dream 42 East Main Street In Ashland, OR

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new location of this wonderful store that specializes in natural bedding products, now’s a good time to do so!

I’m impressed with the artistically simulated bedroom environments that are displayed in the store, plus the way they’ve used my art to accent these restful sleep /space vignettes.

Here’s the flyer :

AGA First Friday Art Walk, April 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, April 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the April Gallery Tour map, please visit:  

April Spotlight Exhibits

A Taste Of Ashland Pop-up Show

Meyer Memorial Gallery in the Marion Addy Building, Southern Oregon University

Show on display April 24 – 29th

Art Sales during “A Taste of Ashland,” April 28 & 29, 12:00–4:00 PM

As an added attraction to A Taste of Ashland wine, food, and art festival, we have 15 Ashland Gallery Association artists that are participating in a special “Pop-up Art Show!”  There will be paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, printmaking and pastels from the following artists:

Michael Adams, Patrick Beste, Sarah Burns, Ann DiSalvo, Shoshana Dubiner, Elaine Frenett, Pam Haunschild, Tiffany Hokanson, Robert Koch, Margee Mee, Whitney Rolfe, Desmond Serratore, Denise Souza-Finney, David Terry

“A Taste of Ashland” Food, Wine, and Art Festival

Celebrating its twenty-ninth year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event, A Taste of Ashland takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 28th and 29th from noon to 4 PM.

Participants follow a map to 17 galleries discovering Ashland’s culinary delights and regional wines while enjoying the local visual arts.  AllAboard Trolley will offer rides to all galleries, but most are within walking distance. 

For tickets and more information visit: or call 541-488-0178

Denise Souza-Finney, Where Are We Going, acrylic and mixed media on paper, 22 x 30

Schneider Museum of Art

The Animated Image 

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 11th, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

On View: April 12th through May 12th, 2018

The Schneider Museum of Art’s spring exhibition The Animated Image is in collaboration with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. The exhibition is co-curated by SMA Director Scott Malbaurn and AIFF Artistic and Executive Director Richard Herskowitz.

This exhibition features artists:

Matt Bollinger

Chris Doyle

Rick Silva

Stacey Steers

RoxyAnn Winery will pour wine at our opening reception for the exhibition

Chris Doyle. Still from Swell, 2017. 4K Digital Animation. Edition of 5 + 2AP. 10:12 minutes.

Chris Doyle. Still from Swell, 2017. 4K Digital Animation. Edition of 5 + 2AP. 10:12 minutes.

Score by Jeremy Turner, performed by Flux Quartet. Sound design by Owen O’Neill. Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

Ashland Art Works

In April, we’re featuring our Associate Artist members in the main gallery. We’ll have weavings and textile pieces by Angelique Stewart, acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne, and hand-dyed scarves by Connie Simonsen. Our member artists will also have lots of new work to show in our other galleries, including outdoor metal pieces that are perfect for your spring garden, along with new paintings, ceramics, photography, woodworking, and jewelry.

Artist Reception – First Friday, April 6, 2018 5 to 8 PM

Come out and meet the artists at First Fridays!  Rodeo Flyer will be playing some great music, and we’ll also have some light refreshments.

April also brings our summer hours:

Wednesday & Sunday: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Hand-woven scarf by Angelique Stewart

Hand-woven scarf by Angelique Stewart

Shepherd’s Dream

Rogue Impressions and Beyond, paintings by Silvia Trujillo

Silvia Trujillo paints the landscapes and scenery of Southern Oregon. Applied in oils, using an impasto technique, her paintings communicate mood with a sense of time by coloring the light and shadow of each season.  

Silvia exclaims, “I live, breathe, and sleep art.  Creating art is a way of life for me, and I consistently produce paintings that express a deep regard for nature.  Landscape painting is a natural extension of this love and it attracts me to the dramatic light that occurs during a storm, or at dawn or dusk, and my goal is to honor land, water, and sky in these works and help to create the need for preserving an area’s natural beauty.  I believe that my art appeals to those who share the same sentiments and to anyone with an appreciation of nature, color, and light.  As a painting/drawing instructor for over 25 years, it also brings me great joy to know that I’ve inspired and fostered expert work in many others over the years.  I believe that my art appeals to those who share the same sentiments and to anyone with an appreciation of nature, color, and light.”   

This exposition on display in our new location: 42 East Main Street, Ashland, OR.  For more information, call 541-941-0855, and follow us on Facebook.  Artwork displayed through May 2018.

Sylvia Trujillo, Wine Country Wandering, oil painting

Sylvia Trujillo, Wine Country Wandering, oil painting


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First Friday Shows and New Works by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo

During the holidays (and all year ’round), do you ever find yourself needing to slow down but you just can’t? I think this is one of the divine purposes of art… to bring us to our senses in the most literal way, and create a sense of awe out of something as simple as oil on canvas.
Whether you are in Southern Oregon, Northern California or someplace beyond, I have some events and suggestions to help you experience that sense of wonder and connection through art. Read on…

Featured artist show at Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland, OR:

“Gazing With Awe: Rogue Impressions and Beyond”

Talented Hills, Oil painting by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo
   We are surrounded by beauty that begs for acknowledgment. It can be blatant as a snow-frosted peak on a spring morning, or as simple as objects on the kitchen counter. These painting communicate mood and a sense of time by coloring the light and shadow of each season, scene, and still life. My aspiration is to invite the viewer to stop for a second look by invoking the awe in the everyday and the commonplace.

  This show features new work in all sizes. Most are en plein air and represent my range of style as well as the extreme conditions a plein air painter must endure! Come down to the grand opening on First Friday, December 1st at Art & Soul Gallery, 247 E Main St, from 5-8 pm. There will be wine, food and live music by a talented local guitarist. If you can’t come to the opening, don’t worry — all the work will stay up through the end of the month.

Photo of the new show at Art & Soul Gallery; including new paintings of local icons “Crater Lake” and “Table Rock”

It’s never too early to think up a new years’ resolution that will truly enhance and enrich your life. How about “Make more art”? 
Indian Memorial, oil painting by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo. New work plein air painted in the hills above Ashland, Oregon.

Indian Memorial, oil painting by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo

These past few months I’ve been expanding my workshop offerings to include techniques like knife painting, and landscape-specific classes for challenging features such as clouds and skies. Plein air classes are always popular — not only is the tradition centuries old, but it’s receiving new acclaim as a way to bathe in nature while keeping the hands busy. Here are a couple of upcoming workshops I’m teaching in the new year; if you don’t see what you are looking for, please drop me a line. I’m always taking suggestions…
5. "Grizzly Peak Reposed" is the first in that series. You can see images of all the Grizzly Peak paintings here, on my blog.

“Grizzly Peak Reposed” is the first in that series. You can see images of all the Grizzly Peak paintings on my blog.

Medford, OR, Rogue Gallery and Art Center: Shadows & Reflections January 27

Shingletown, CA / June 
Sacramento, CA / April 
Also, a demonstration in Grants Pass for the Josephine County Arts Association in March, and one in the Sacramento area for the Lincoln Hills Painters Club in April.

It’s shaping up to be a busy year. This spring, I will once again be participating in the Teen Mentoring Project through Rogue Gallery in Medford. This wonderful program gives talented at-risk teens the opportunity to explore their creativity and refine their skills in their chosen medium under the guidance of an experienced artist. 

If you can’t make it to a workshop, please bring the art to you by purchasing my work online. In this crazy world, we all need more beauty and stillness in our lives, and I humbly believe my paintings do offer that moment of sanity each time you visit them. 
a large commissioned work I created for the Oregon Retina Center. This is just one of a three-part series of this size!

A large commissioned work I created for the Oregon Retina Center. This is just one of a three-part series of this size!

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Wishing you a happy, peaceful holiday season….
"Turbulence over Grizzly Peak”oil painting by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo. One of a four-part series of paintings completed spring 2017 from her studio's driveway.

“Turbulence over Grizzly Peak” is one of a four-part series of paintings I did this spring from my studio’s driveway.

The Contemporary Look

Example of cradled hardboard, white sides

Example of a painting on cradled hardboard, ready to hang.

I just wanted to share a quick note on my paintings that might not be obvious unless you come to one of my gallery shows! Recently I’ve been using cradled hardboard instead of canvas for some of my works. Instead of painting on a canvas stretched onto a frame, the cradled hardboard format allows me to paint directly on a piece of wood that offers rigid support for the oil medium. The blank sides make the paintings ready to hang as-is – no frame needed! They can still be framed if you prefer, but many of my customers enjoy this look because it has a much more contemporary feel.

In fact, many of my oil paintings on canvas can also be hung without a frame. I paint the whole canvas — sides included — for a wraparound effect. Again, the result is a clean, modern work of art that will fit nicely on any wall.

Daring Views of Grizzly Peak

I’ve been fortunate enough to occupy a studio that looks out over Grizzly Peak in Ashland. These paintings are a series I did on different days in the month of May. Looking at the very different scenes that can be composed from one vantage point, I’m reminded that there is opportunity to capture beauty everywhere – if we’re able to see it and dare to paint it.

"Grizzly Peak Reposed" © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Grizzly Peak Reposed” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Cradled hardboard


"Grizzly Peak Emerged" © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Grizzly Peak Emergence” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Cradled hardboard


"Grizzly Peak Transmuted" © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Grizzly Peak Transmuted” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Cradled hardboard


"Turbulence over Grizzly Peak" © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Turbulence over Grizzly Peak” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Cradled hardboard

Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake)

Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake) © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake) © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

On a hot summer day, a group of plein air students and I headed out early to capture the stunning colors of Emigrant Lake. I created this piece as a demonstration, and the cool blue water still calls to me for a swim!

Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake)
Cradled hardboard

A Invitation from Silvia Trujillo to Paint en Plein Air!

Lupines & Poppies by plein air painter Silvia Trujillo

Hello there artist friends,

 Now that summer is coming to an end, here’s a chance to sharpen your painting skills and enjoy the remaining warmth before Fall and Winter set in. Hosted by the Rogue Gallery, a workshop in plein air painting is being offered for beginners to advanced artists who would like to learn more about atmospheric perspective, how light effects color, and how to compare values for accuracy. We will be painting Table Rock and Rogue River at a location near Tou Velle Park in Medford on Sat, Sept 23 from 10am -4pm. I promise a fun and informative time for all… join us if you can ;)

 Also coming up is a plein air workshop hosted by The Lassen Art Center in Shingletown, CA. This location is at the base of Lassen National Park which is a great place to visit during the Fall season for sight seeing, hiking, and just relaxing.The date is set for Oct 21 &22, and if weather permits painting will be conducted outdoors to capture the Fall scenery. In case of rain we can paint indoors while looking out at the lovely grounds of the center.

 I know for many of you in the Rogue Valley it’s been one long, smoky summer. Personally I was unable to get out to paint on location as much as I would’ve liked so now that the smoke has cleared I’m planning on making up for lost opportunities. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join either of these workshops or would like to set up a private session or two.

Wishing you well,


Billings Pond plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Billings Pond plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Paschal's Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Paschal’s Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Southern Oregon Plein Air Competition, 2017

On the last weekend of June this summer, artists from across the region convened in the Rouge Valley for an annual frenzy of paint, camaraderie and friendly competition. They changed the rules slightly this year but what didn’t change was that all put out their best work and were deservedly recognized. Here are my three paintings from the event.

“Lupines & Poppies” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Lupines & Poppies

Oil on cradled hardboard






“Drawn to Water” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Drawn to Water

Oil on cradled hardboard







“Mountain Medicine” © Copyright 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Mountain Medicine

Oil on cradled hardboard