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Seats still available for Sue Bennett Painting Class - HURRY!



“Watercolor For Intermediate Levels” with Sue Bennett!


April 22nd & 23rd, 2016 *Spots Still Available*


Where: The Classroom at Central Art   Fee: $85 for 2-day session


Express yourself in the exciting medium of watercolor, exploring landscapes which include water, land and sky as well as floral subjects. Sue will give individual attention to guide you in laying out the painting. Plus: for those who want to go further down the watercolor path, she’ll also help you to add to your painting skills!


Register for this class by visiting or calling Central Art!*


101 N. Central

Medford, OR 97501



*supply list available upon registration.

Sue Bennett Painting Honored with Museum Purchase Award

Plein Air artists completed a successful 3 month period of painting in the Yaquina River Watershed as part of the second annual Toledo Plein Air Event and Open Juried Plein Air Show. The event is sponsored by the Yaquina River Museum of Art. 2015 Jurors were Becky Miller and Michael Gibbons.

Jacksonville artist Sue Bennett recently received an announcement that her painting “Yasek Loop Barn” has been chosen for the Permanent Collection Purchase Award from this year’s exhibit at the Yaquina River Museum of Art, Toledo, Oregon.

Sue Bennett is a classically trained artist who lives and works in Jacksonville, Oregon. She and her husband Steve (also an accomplished painter) traveled to Toledo, Oregon to paint during the summer and the result is “Yasek Loop” oil 8 ½” x 11 ½” a brilliant example of the rural landscape in the watershed.

Congratulations, Sue!

Yasek Loop Barn, Oil by Sue Bennett; Sue Bennett Painting Honored with Museum Purchase Award by Yaquina River Museum of Art, 2015

Yasek Loop Barn, Sue Bennett Painting Honored with Museum Purchase Award

Sue Bennett’s Painting Wins Britt Poster Contest!

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource would like to congratulate SOAR member, watercolorist  Sue Bennett of Jacksonville, Oregon, whose painting “Moon Music” was selected by the Britt Festival to illustrate their 2015 concert poster! The poster will be unveiled at the Taste of Summer celebration of the Britt Festival season opening on Saturday, June 6, 2015. You can learn more about Sue’s experience and the painting in an article in the Jacksonville Review, which will be on the streets and their website by the time we publish this notice. Way to go, Sue!

Moon Music by Sue Bennett - 2015 Britt Festival Poster Illustration



Southern Oregon Society of Artists Members Critique

Southern Oregon Society of Artists Members Critique

Steve Bennett, well-known artist from Jacksonville will be the critique juror for Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) on Monday, April 27. Steve, who has studied with many of the finest instructors in the United States, has been painting for nearly 30 years. Having worked in most media, he now chooses the immediacy of pastel, saying, “The pigment is right here in my hand.” His strong designs and colors add to the excitement of each piece. He will look for good composition created by the use of the basic Elements of Design to convey each artist initial concept. Art will be accepted from 6:15 to 6:45 from paid members.  Guests are welcome to attend.

The meeting will be held Monday, April 27, at the Medford Library, 205, S. Central, Medford at 7 pm. Free for guests. Contact 520-471-5046

Reminder: Steve & Sue Bennett Exhibit & Reception Coming Soon!

South Stage Cellars Art Show announcement illustration with paintings by Sue and STeve Bennett of Jacksonville OregonSouth Stage Cellars announcement: Art exhibit of paintings by Sue and Steve Bennett of Jacksonville Oregon