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SOSA Juried Critique April 23rd

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists ( SOSA)  April 23, 2018 meeting is a Juried Critique at 7 PM at the Medford Public Library.
Public is welcome but only members may bring art to be  adjudicated.
Artwork to be evaluated must be there by 6:30 pm  Snacks will be available.
Our Judge will be Catie Faryl.
EARTH BRIDGE: Humans Be Still! Make room and care for all elements and sentient’ beings

Earth Bridge by Catie Faryl

 

Catie Faryl is a well-known West Coast artist who has lived in the Rogue Valley for 30 years. Her artwork is about the human condition and the times in which we live. Her explorations, ideas and feelings about social, environmental and political topics are sources for  etchings, oils, watercolor paintings. She has served on the Board of S.O.U.’s Schneider Museum of Art, taught and shown work in innumerable venues and helped form the Ashland Gallery Association. As a teacher, activist and artist she is known for her sense of humor, her curiosity and her work to defend the rights of nature. Catie recently re-opened her Center for Creative Change gallery in a partnership with Pollinator Project Rogue Valley and Beyond Toxics at 107 W. First Street in Phoenix,Oregon. Please visit her website at www.catiefaryl.net

March 2018 News from SOSA

March 2018 News from SOSA

March 2018 News from SOSA

SOSA February 2018 Newsletter and Meeting Details

SOSA February 2018 Meeting Details and Newsletter

Southern Oregon Society of Artists February Meeting

SOSA February meeting : sosa logo southern oregon society of artistsSouthern Oregon Society of Artists February Meeting

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists will be holding its February meeting a week early. This month’s meeting date is February 19 at the Medford Public Library at 7 p.m. It’s best to be there 10 minutes early as the Library doors close at 7:00 pm.

Guest Artist:

Ryan Moon was born and raised in Medford.  Following his graduation from Southern Oregon Art School, he was recruited to teach there for six years. He currently has a studio in downtown Medford where he gives private lessons, teaches part-time in valley schools, and markets his work on line.

A skilled draftsman working in oil, he prefers the human form, yet is proficient in any subject. His unusual process works an abstract twist over a very accurate under-painting.  It promises to be a fascinating evening.

Questions? Call Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285 or BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993

SOSA January Newsletter – Monthly Meeting Tonight at 7

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Southern Oregon Society of Artists January 2018 Newsletter with Monthly Meeting date

SOSA September 2017 Meeting, Work in Progress Critique

Painting by Barbara Burnett

Painting by Barbara Burnett

SOSA September 2017 Meeting, Work in Progress Critique

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists ( SOSA) September 25 meeting takes place at the Medford Public Library at 7 pm and will be a “Work in Progress” Critique. Barbara Burnett will be advising members on their active works.  Guests are always welcome and, if time allows, their works will be looked at as well.
For more information call BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285.

SOSA Meeting on August 28

Watercolor painting of a cat by Marianne Nielsen of Grants Pass. Nielsen speaks about painting in watercolor at the monthly meeting of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists on August 28, 2017.The Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) will be meeting August 28th  at 7 pm at the Medford Public Library.   The guest speaker will be  Watercolor by  Marianne Nielsen from Grants Pass.  She will be teaching her techniques  for painting pet faces, especially dogs and cats eyes whiskers and noses..   Anyone interested in Art is welcome to attend.

Marianne teaches watercolor classes four times a week in Grants Pass.  She is currently  displaying her art at Gallery One in Grants Pass.
For more  information call BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285 ( or,  catch-up with Judy at Exit 24 in front of McDonalds  between 6:30-8:30 A.M. as she is painting and  overseeing the Bee Mural being painted there. Come prepared to add a flower or bee! )

Southern Oregon Society of Artists July 24 Meeting

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The Southern Oregon Socity of Artists ( SOSA)  July 24 meeting will be a juried critique by renowned artist Gabriel Lipper at 6:30 pm at the Medford Public Library. While everyone interested in art is welcome, only members may  submit their art to be juried.
For more information call Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285 or BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or [email protected] .

SOSA June 26 meeting Featuring Sheri Dinardi

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) June 26 meeting at the Medford Public Library starts at 6:30. This month our guest Artist is Sheri Dinardi. Her subject is “Figures in Oil.”

Moon Dance, portrait in oil by Sheri Dinardi

Moon Dance, portrait in oil by Sheri Dinardi

About Sheri Dinardi

Sheri Dinardi lives in Jacksonville, Oregon, a small rural town surrounded by farms and distant mountains; a constant source of inspiration from the surrounding beauty. This quaint 1800’s gold rush town, rich in history with cottages, and original farms; inspires her to produce paintings that convey a sense of timelessness.

 

Dinardi’s subjects revolve around the female figure with young women and girls in landscape settings as well as intimate portraits. For settings, what could be lovelier than golden light across a newly harvested wheat field, fragrant lavender or rose garden with distant mountains in the horizon? She follows the rhythm of the seasons and aims to capture the fleeting effect of light as it changes throughout the day.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Painting for me is an expression of life. Simple everyday beauty surrounds us. I am especially moved by light, whether it is the rising sun or light spilling across the form of a person. As primarily a painter of people, I enjoy the unique privilege of standing before a beautiful living human being. It is there that you observe the beauty of the colors of light, warm and cool tones spilling over the form. Beyond the imagery is the person hood of the model that seems to emanate into the room. How does one capture it all with mere paint on a blank canvas? Therein lies our life long challenge… to communicate life and beauty to our viewers.

As an artist I desire to paint images that bring joy, inspiration and a sense of hope to the viewer. Most importantly, I hope to express the beauty of creation in such a way as to honor our Creator who gives us life and breath; and inspires me every day with His amazing masterpieces.”

PRESS

Art critic Brian Sherwin commented on artist Sheri Dinardi’s artwork, remarking, “There is a soft quality in the way that Sheri Dinardi approaches oil painting — a certain radiance that projects a sense of spirituality in the way she captures her subjects.” Sherwin added, “These works convey a positive message… a reminder of the sacred simplicity, if you will, of the past.

Sandy Cathcart writes: “Watching the play of light on golden fields of grain prompts her to capture the effects of fleeting light as she paints women and children in a landscape scene. Viewers are lifted into a sense of timelessness and sacred radiance, as if they have been transported to another world of beauty and hope. You can almost smell the sweet fragrance of lavender and roses… viewers are invited to look deeper than the surface, sensing a soul that has been set free. Her love of creation and Creator are evident in every stroke.”

Exhibitions:

  • Oil Painters of America’s Salon Show Birmingham
  • Small Works Show at Howard Manville Gallery in Seattle
  • American Women Artists, Dallas
  • Best and the Brightest, Scottsdale Artist School
  • Oil Painters of America’s National Show Santa Fe
  • Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show, Couere D’ Alene
  • Best and the Brightest, Scottsdale Artist School
  • Great Christian Art, Pasadena

Study History:

  • 2013 Week long workshop in Dan Gerhartz Studio. Best Workshop ever!!!
  • 2006-2014 Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference: Chris Hopkins, Michael Dudash, Thomas Blackshear
  • 2009-2014 Ilene Gienger Stanfield: Pastel Portrait Workshop, Class Study, and Life Painting in her studio
  • 2010 Weekend with the Masters: Workshops with Dan Gerhartz, Carolyn Anderson and Sherry McGraw
  • 2009 Southern Oregon Academy of Art: Anatomy Studies
  • 2007 Scottsdale Artist School: Michael Malm
  • 2004 Plein Air Pastel and Oil Painting Workshop with Albert Handell
  • 1991, 1993 Academic Painting Workshops with Frank Covino
  • 1985, 1986 Class Study in Oil Portrait Painting with Richard McKinley

Awards:

  • 2015 Bold Brush Painting Competition FAV 15%: Mar/May: Sarah’s Spring, Jun/Jul: Crystal Earring,
  • 2014 Painting of the Year for Southern Oregon Society of Artists: Quiet Hope
  • 2014 Bold Brush Painting Competition FAV 15%
  • 2013 Bold Brush Painting Competitions FAV 15%:
  • 2011 Honorable Mention, Brightest and the Best, Scottsdale Artist School
  • 2009 Painting of the Year, Southern Oregon Society of Artists
  • 2008 Best in Show, Upper Rogue Artist Association
  • 2007 Best in Show, Upper Rogue Artist Association
  • 1988 Picture of the Year, Southern Oregon Society of Artists
  • 1986 Picture of the Year, Southern Oregon Society of Artists
  • 1986 Best of Show, Pelican Bay Art Association, Azalea Festival
  • 1986 Marshal’s Award, Pelican Bay Art Association, Azalea Festival
  • 1986 Popular Choice Award, Pelican Bay Art Association, Azalea Festival

Artists and folks interested in art are welcome. For more information contact BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or Judy Grillo at 661-609-5838

Southern Oregon Society of Artists May Meeting

SOSA February meeting : sosa logo southern oregon society of artistsThe Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) will have its regular May Meeting on May 22, 2017 at the Medford Public Library at 6:30 pm.
Our Guest Artist will be Doug Iverson, demonstrating  Abstracts on Yupo.  Everyone artistically bent is welcome. Free.
For more information call BJ at 541-414-4993 or Judy at 661-609-5837