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AGA October 2018 Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, October 5th 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 October Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries. com  

Art & Soul Gallery

Mountains and More, Paintings by Carla Griffin

“It is my desire to awaken in the viewer the delight that arises from careful observation.”  Carla J Griffin, PSO

Carla presents her exquisite, realistic Oil and Pastel paintings.  Her expressive landscapes depict the world through her observations and vision.  Carla’s works will be exhibited through the month of October.  Please join us for a festive opening on First Friday, October 5, from 5-8 PM.

Carla has won numerous local awards for her art including Painting of the Year from Southern Oregon Society of Artists and Best of Show from the Josephine County Artists Association. Griffin has also been accepted into four Pastel Society of Oregon’s judged shows with awards in two of them and is now a Signature member. The Pastel Society of the West Coast also accepted an entry from Griffin.

Carla Griffin, “Smith Rock”, painting

Carla Griffin, “Smith Rock”, painting

Art & Soul 20th Birthday Celebration

We will celebrate bringing Fine Art to Ashland and the surrounding communities on Friday, October 26, from 5-8 PM.  Join us for birthday cake, wine, music and of course fine art!  

Schneider Museum of Art

Fall Exhibitions

September 28th, 2018 – January 5th, 2019

Opening Thursday, September 27th, Museum Members and Volunteers VIP reception 4-5pm, General Public, 5-7pm

Entry Gallery:

Terrain: The Space Between from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Featuring work by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha

Main Gallery:

Field Burnsa solo exhibition by Patrick Collier

Heiter and Treehaven Galleries:

Outland Abouta two-person exhibition featuring Carl Diehl and Susan Murrell. Curated by Patrick Collier

The exhibitions will be complemented with First FridaysFREE Family Days and Tuesday Tours – drop in docent-led tours of the exhibition held every Tuesday at 12:30 PM.

Patrick Collier, “Gate Burn”, digital print

Patrick Collier, “Gate Burn”, digital print

Ashland Art Works

Rogue Valley Views: Woodworking, Furniture, and Paintings

Visit us this month to see new offerings by painter Michael Gibson, who took inspiration from Oregon’s Bear Creek Wine Trail, and furniture maker John Weston, who uses woods found and sourced in the Rogue Valley. Come by and meet the artists at First Friday on October 5.

Michael’s style is unique and at the same time inspired by works of post-impressionist artists. For this show, he traveled Oregon’s Southernmost Bear Creek Wine Trail and painted views from the wineries. The oil paintings are on particleboard, which provides an interesting texture. Michael received his BFA from Houston Museum of Fine Arts. He has worked as a designer, art director and taught life drawing, illustration, painting, graphic design and photography at Art Institute of Houston and the Art Institute of Seattle.

Becoming a part of a cooperative of artists has inspired John Weston to stretch his woodworking and to combine form with function. His work is intended to provide generations of use and enjoyment. Mortise and tenon joinery, mitred splines, dowels, dovetails. and floating tenons are a few of his favorite construction techniques. John’s work consistently attempts to highlight the natural beauty found in selected pieces of lumber.  He collects unique pieces of lumber and finds enjoyment in sharing their beauty with others. When using exotic woods, he tries to purchase certified lumber that is harvested from tree farms. John’s greatest satisfaction comes from using woods native to Oregon.

Michael Gibson, oil painting

Michael Gibson, oil painting

Gallerie Karon

Faces, Hidden and Revealed

Masks, Puppets and Portraits

There are a couple of twists to the annual mask and puppet show this year at Gallerie Karon. We’ve added portraits to the mix that will include work by Robert Paulmenn, Pam Danielle, Brooks Garden Hauschild and Richard LeVitt among others.

The most unusual offering is from a private collection of vintage ventriloquist dummies. It’s rare to see a grouping like this and all for sale! Hand puppets are also in the evidence and many, many animals are represented.  We even have stringed marionettes! Our extensive mask collection comes from all over the world. It includes helmet, face and shoulder masks. (We have a few fun ones for Halloween wearing too!)

Ventriloquist Dummy

Ventriloquist Dummy

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Special Events

Riding Beyond

Healing HeArts – Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraiser

Riding Beyond is a non-profit organization that opens doors to the future for breast cancer survivors through in-depth experiences in the horse/human connection.  In support of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, local businesses will participate in this fundraiser by providing gifts for a raffle on First Friday and cash donation jars throughout October.

Ashland Art Center Collage Making Event

Ashland Art Center will host a collage making event: Horses and the Human Heart, conducted by Riding Beyond participants and volunteers during October First Friday Art Walk.  Find out how horses provide life-changing benefits for the many after-effects of breast cancer treatment, often lingering for years. Hear stories from participants of their enthusiasm for the “miracles” that unfold for them. See videos of interactions with the horses. Create your own collage to take home the power of the horse to benefit your own life. Find more information at ridingbeyond.org. This event is part of Riding Beyond’s city-wide public awareness campaign on October First Friday: Healing HeArts.

Participating Galleries and Businesses:

American Trails: Gifting a $50 gift certificate 

Ashland Art Center: Artists Gifts Basket; plus they are hosting the Collage Event

Ashland Art Works:  $50 gift certificate

*Be Cherished Salon:  Gift Basket

*Imani Institute of Cosmetology: Gift Basket

*KIXX : $50 gift certificate 

Manzanita: Barnwood framed Giclee by Texas artist Mary Gregory

Melanie Macinnes: 20% of all her art sold that evening

Platt-Anderson Cellars: 20% of sales October 5th; Gift Bag of Wine for raffle

Pony Expresso:  Coffee Gift Basket (needs a sign); plus donating 10% of their sales on Oct. 5th

POSH Organics: Skincare Boutique Spa: Gift Basket

*Sew Creative:  $50 gift card, including a private shopping experience after store hours for up to 5

*Strands Salon: Gift Basket

The Crown Jewel: a $35 gift certificate

Three Penny Mercantile: $50 gift certificate

*Umpqua Bank: wine and treats gift basket

Walton Art House: silver and gold ring with a moonstone (valued at $100) handcrafted by Denver artist, featured for the month of October

*These galleries/businesses are supporting the Healing HeArts event with a donation to be raffled off the evening of October 5th, although they will not be open for business during the hours of the First Friday Art Walk.

5th Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour

Come Into Our Studios…

October 13th &14th, 11 AM-5 PM

Free to the public

During the second weekend in October a group of local artists will open their studio doors to the public for the Fifth Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour.

The Ashland Open Studio Tour is an inspiring self-guided arts tour brought to you by the Ashland Gallery Association.  This free community event will guide visitors to a diverse array of artist studios in Ashland and the surrounding communities of Talent and Phoenix, while journeying through the beauty of the fall season.

We invite you to come see the creative processes behind our talented arts community. There will be a variety of mediums from painting and drawing to ceramics, metal and fiber arts, as well as demonstrations, presentations, and screenings to reveal each individual’s unique methods.

The Ashland Open Studio Tour is part of the Ashland Gallery Association’s efforts to promote the visual arts in our communities and is made possible in part by grants from the City of Ashland and the Oregon Community Foundation

Tour Maps are available at AGA member galleries or visit www.ashlandost.com to download a brochure and read more information about participating artists.

Visit: www.ashlandost.com for more information and a map of the participating studios.

 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ashlandost

 Instagram: www.instagram.com/ashlandopenstudiotour

Southern Oregon Society of Artists News September 2018

SOSA Sept News 2018

Great Biblical Art and New Workshops in Sedona August 31 – Sept. 29th

 Art + Workshops + a getaway in beautiful Sedona!
Masterpiece will be in Sedona Aug. 31 – Sept. 29th as the final U. S. city of this compelling Biblical fine art exhibit. Plus two new art workshops!  See all the details below for exhibit and workshop registration:
words in red                                                      fine art exhibit

  “Words In Red, – the Direct, Uncensored, Provocative Words of Jesus”
– August 31-Sept. 29th

 Opening Reception Saturday, Sept. 1st  at 7:00 p.m. at Wayside Chapel

    Sedona is known for its world renown red rock beauty, its dramatic sunsets, it spiritual seekers and its great art. What guests will also find this September is the traveling “Words in Red” fine art exhibit.  Guests and tourists from across the country and the world can stroll through this fine art gallery with Nicodemus at Night, The Woman at the Well, Healing of the Blind Beggar, The Woman Caught in Adultery, the demise of the demon possessed pigs, the crucifixion, the resurrected Christ on the shore of Galilee.  A visual plethora of compelling artistically rendered scenes by contemporary art legends Michael DudashRon DiCianni, Frank Ordaz, Chris Hopkins, Glenn HarringtonMick McGinty, Dan Chen and additionally regionally featured artists sculptor Tom White, Jeannette Tuscher, Caroline Linscott, and Elena Eros
  Plus experience the cinematic sounds of the Words in Red music score
Sanctus” by Willem van Wyk”
Experience this enrapturing sound
 Join us for the opening reception
at Wayside Chapel
Saturday, Sept. 1st at 7:00 p.m.
N 401 N. St Route 89 A
Mon – Wed. 10 – 5 p.m
Fri. & Saturdays   11 a.m. – 7 pm.
Sun. noon -5.  Closed Thursdays
Regular admission is free
Group and school tours available. Call 541.601.7496  for info

Can’t make the show, but want to explore the Words in Red exhibit?   Order the full Gallery Guide here with artist bios, full color depictions and more.

Workshops: Saturday, Sept. 29th
Painting Live in Front of Congregations
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

>From her many years of experience in this field Phoenix artist Elena Eros will take guests in this workshop from idea to a concept, from a concept to sketch, from a sketch to final performance piece of art. Consider Art materials, media, canvas size and light. Prayer and research. Dressing up & preparation of the stage. Working with a Worship Pastor and his team. Interaction with people after the end of the service. Talking to the audience and answering questions.  Her many years of experience will help anyone interested in this dynamic and beautiful act of corporate worship to perform with excellence and power.  Perfect for artists or worship pastors wanting to know more about how to incorporate this moving experience into their church.
$30 – advanced registration required
Plus
Bezalel: The History, Impact and Future of Biblical Art
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Includes:
Brief History of Biblical Art. Art in Roman catacombs.
Who was Bezalel and his place in God’s economy?
The importance of visual art.  Does Biblical Art still exist?
Art & health.  Art and education.
Biblical art and Churches today.  Future of Biblical Art.
Jerusalem’s Bezalel School of Fine Art.  You will come away with a depth of
understanding  of this rich heritage and future for Biblical art in culture today.
$15 – Advanced registration or at the door

Or $40 for both sessions advanced registration only
at
Wayside Chapel, Sedona, Arizona

Elena Eros (pronounced Erosh) became follow of Jesus Christ in 1990 in Christ Church in England. She was an active member of Faith Church in Budapest, participating in all aspects of Art Ministry (illustrations, stage decoration, costume designing). She continue her spiritual art journey in England and came to the USA in 2006. Ms Eros was first asked to paint live in Gold Canyon Community Church and since then she has been painting live in Arizona Churches as well as nationally. Elena Erosh is a guest speaker on Biblical Art. She has been teaching Art to young students and adults at Churches, schools, colleges & Community Centers. Her goal is to help bring art back to the Churches, restore the traditions of Biblical Art & teach believers through Godly Visual Art: has been Elena’s passion and mission. Bezalel is her favorite Biblical Figure (Exodus 31-35).

Experience the Incredible Music!
Listen now to the cinematic-esque original music score for the Words in Red exhibit by international composer Willem Van Wyk

Sanctus takes you on a moving journey with a blend of fusion and ethnic world/folk music, rich with haunting vocals (Clara Sorace, Celica Soldream and Victor Sordo) and orchestral grandeur that speaks to the heart. Inspired by the Words of Christ and the artwork of Words In Red, these musical tracks accompany the exhibit experience . Listen now and download one or more of these compelling melodies.
Copyright © *2017* Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
17575 Hwy. 66, Ashland, Or. 97520, 541.601.7496
[email protected]  www.mcfineartsfoundation.org
Masterpiece is a registered 501(c)3 non -profit corporation registered in Oregon

SOSA August 27, 2018 Meeting Features Judy Grillo

Southern Oregon Society of Artists logo

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists will be hosting it’s regular meeting on

August 27,  2018 at 7 pm

at the Medford Public Library.

Our Speaker is illustrator Judith Karen, known locally as Judy Grillo.

Judy Grillo

Judy is the ‘Artist-in Charge” of the 180 foot-long BEE MURAL at Exit-24/ Phoenix, off the I-5.  Judy has Illustrated 13 children’ books, created over 1,000 fliers, posters,  program covers & signs. Her street signs  for the Rist Canyon Fire Dept are 18 years old, and her art for the Eugene  Symphony Guild Annual Garden Tours brochure has been in use since 2009.

Judith Karen (Judy Grillo) has painted and designed theatre sets and signs, 15 murals, 11 in the L.A. Basin both indoor and out and 1 in Las Vegas (Vegas paid better).  She is currently working on an indoor mural at Wamba’s Mediterranean Diner in Medford and completing the Bee Mural in Phoenix. The evening will be dedicated to, “So you want to illustrate a book?”

For more information call B.J Mathis at 541-414-4993.

Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show & Sale

The Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale

August 3–26, 2018

Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale - image of Lithia Water, pastel painting by Steve Bennett

“Lithia Water,” pastel by Steve Bennett

The Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale opens Friday, August 3, at 10 am at Art Presence Art Center, located at the corner of 5th and D St in Jacksonville, Oregon. A special reception for the artists takes place on Saturday, August 4, from 2–5 pm. Admission to the show and reception is free.

The group is comprised of passionate, accomplished artists who capture local landscapes, historical buildings, flowers, still lifes, abstracts and other subjects using oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, print-making, encaustic, mixed media, ink and more. Members include award-winning collected artists who may also teach art classes and workshops.

Participants in this year’s show are Raye Aubin, Susan Austin, Steve Bennett, Sue Bennett, Katy Cauker, Peter Coons, Susan DeRosa, Rick Evans, Kim Faucher, Marilyn Hurst, Jeanne LaRae, Jean Mailander, Kirsten Meriwether, Carolyn Roberts, Desmond Serratore, and David William Terry.

The group was founded in 1979 by Jacksonville artist Elaine Witteveen. Each year new members join the group. Anyone is welcome to join in the plein air paintouts. Paintouts take place on Fridays during spring, summer and fall (weather permitting) on location in preselected spots around the Rogue Valley. May of these plain air paintings are exhibited in this year’s show.

In addition to original framed pieces, an assortment of unframed, matted original art will be available, as well as prints. Those who purchase art may take it with them – no waiting for the shows’ end! The show is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August form 10 am to 5 pm. The show closes on Sunday, August 26.

Octoberfest Call to Artists Deadline Extended

Call to Artists DEADLINE EXTENDED

To FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018

for 7th Annual Artoberfest  
A Juried Art & Fine Craft Fair 
in the Beautiful Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon
Saturday & Sunday, October 20 and 21
 
Sponsored by the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans
For Prospectus & Application go to
APPLY ONLINE
http://www.southernoregonguild.org
Questions: Call 541-659-3858 or 541-592-5019


SouthernOregonGuild.org

 
Guild Gallery & Art Center
Hours: 10-4pm, Tue-Sat
541-592-5019

 

 
Mailing
P.O. Box 1596, Cave Junction, OR 97523

Save the Date! Southern Oregon Society of Artists 2018 Awards Banquet

Southern Oregon Society of Artists 2018 Awards Banquet

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 11:00 am

Rogue Regency Inn, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford

2018 SOSA Awards Banquet

Please consider joining us for a wonderful afternoon of art and conversation.

If any of you would be willing to donate items for our Silent Auction or Raffle we would be delighted.  Proceeds are donated to students in the Life Art program.

BJ Mathis, SOSA Treasurer, 520-471-5046

Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show & Sale

THE ARTISTS’ WORKSHOP ANNUAL SHOW & SALE

AUGUST 3-26, 2018

‘LITHIA WATER’ Pastel By Steve Bennett

‘LITHIA WATER’ Pastel By Steve Bennett

The Artists’ Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale opens Friday, August 3, at 10 am at the Art Presence Center, corner of 5th and D in Jacksonville.

A special Reception with the Artists will be held on Saturday, August 4, from 2-5 pm. Admission to the show and the reception is free.

The group is comprised of passionate, accomplished artists who capture local landscapes, historical buildings, flowers, still lifes, abstracts, and other subjects using oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, print-making, encaustic, mixed media, ink, etc. Members include award-winning collected artists who may also teach art classes and workshops.

Participants in this year’s show are Raye Aubin, Susan Austin, Steve Bennett, Sue Bennett, Katy Cauker, Peter Coons, Susan DeRosa, Rick Evans, Kim Faucher, Marilyn Hurst, Jeanne LaRae, Jean Mailander, Kirsten Meriwether, Carolyn Roberts, Desmond Serratore, and David William Terry. The group was started in 1979 by Jacksonville Artist Elaine Witteveen.

Each year new members join the group; anyone is welcome to join in the plein aire paintouts, which are held on Fridays during spring, summer and fall (weather permitting) on location in pre-selected spots around the Rogue Valley. Many of those plein aire paintings will be in the Show. In addition to original framed pieces, an assortment of unframed matted original art will be available as well as prints. Those who purchase art may take it with them.

The Show, located at the Art Presence Center, corner of 5th and D in Jacksonville, will be open each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in August from 10 am to 5 pm. The last day of the Show is Sunday, August 26.

Ashland Gallery Association’s July 2018 Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, July 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 July Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

July Spotlight Exhibits

Houston’s Custom Framing

“The Art of Peanuts Animation”

Celebrating our 23rd business anniversary!

Houston’s Custom Framing and Fine Art is celebrating 23 years in business with a very special exhibit, “The Art of Peanuts Animation”.

Come and enjoy this world debut of the first micro limited edition release from the Studio of Bill Melendez Productions.   Suppertime!  depicts a scene of America’s first Foodie, Snoopy, from the 1985 television special, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. Created under the artistic direction of animation director, Larry Leichliter, at Bill Melendez Productions, Inc., the storyboard sketch shows key moments of Snoopy’s elation as he dines atop his doghouse.  This limited edition, being debuted exclusively at Houston’s Custom Framing & Fine Art, has an edition size of only 20 signed and numbered Animation Cel set-ups.

Animation director Larry Leichliter, will be doing a live demonstration in the art of animation.  In addition, Bill Melendez Productions studio artist and archivist, Jennifer Damiani will be on hand painting the final step on four pieces of the Suppertime! limited edition.

Also on display and available for purchase is a selection of rare vintage animation cel set-ups, production layouts and character model original drawings from the movie production of He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown.  Limited edition art from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and A Boy Named Charlie Brown will also be available.  Along with Mr. Leichliter and Ms. Damiani, a representative from the studio will be available to answer questions about animation production and the specific artwork available.

This is a rare opportunity to meet key members of the Bill Melendez Production staff in action and view original artwork of some the most beloved characters in American animation. For more information, please call Houston’s Custom Framing & Fine Art, 541-482-1983.

"Supper time!" Original animation cell set up

“Supper time!” Original animation cell set up

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation

“The Light of Life” – Featuring Art by Charity Hubbard at Ashland Pony Espresso

Artists and art appreciators, join us at the Ashland Pony Espresso/Washington Federal Bank for First Friday Art Walk, July 6th, from 5pm-8pm, for a show featuring beautiful oil paintings by local artist, Charity Hubbard! It’s time to get inspired, so grab a cup of coffee or a meal, meet the artist, and enjoy a fun and relaxing evening of looking at art and talking with other creatives.

About this month’s featured artist:

Charity Hubbard has been a professional and fine artist for over 20 years.  She lives in Southern Oregon and finds much inspiration around her in landscape and people.

Frequently painting from life on location “en plein air” and people from life is important to Charity.  She feels that the regular exercise of painting from life enables her to better capture life, light and a truer sense of atmosphere, even when painting from life is not possible. 

“It is a joy to find inspiration in the challenge of capturing life as it happens, attempting to be true to the mood and nature of what is in front of me.  Each moment is a gift and a place in time that will never happen again, it’s a privilege to persevere in portraying the spirit of a moment in visual expression to the best of my ability.”  ~ Charity Hubbard

You can see more of Charity’s work at http://charityhubbard.com

For more information about Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation, visit mcfineartsfoundation.org

The Pony Espresso is located at 175 Lithia Way, Ashland, OR 97520. We look forward to seeing you there!

Charity Hubbard, “Shasta Rose,” Oils

Charity Hubbard, “Shasta Rose,” Oils

Hanson Howard Gallery

Tom Hausken: Siskiyou Painting, oil paintings

The work of Tom Hausken will be exhibited throughout the month of July.  Tom is an oil painter who works and re-works his surfaces, allowing for flaws, erasures and concealments as necessary.  The colors and forms in the series, Siskiyou Painting are abstracts of the landscape.  Avoiding details that would imply a specific place, Hausken portrays a sense of place through paint.  Join us for a reception for the artist Friday, July 6th, 5-8 pm. Show runs July 5th – 31st.

Tom Hausken was born in Minneapolis Minnesota and currently lives in the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon. Mr. Hausken is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University (1985) and continued his studies in drawing and painting at the University of Washington (1987) with Spencer Moseley and Michael Dailey. He has received 2 Fellowship Residencies from the Vermont Studio Center; a Clowes Fellowship in 2010 and a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship in 2016. He was the Artist in Residence at the Yakima Valley Museum in 2017. His paintings are rich with texture and layering. His paintings are fundamentally grounded in landscape forms and colors yet he avoids including details that would infer a specific place. Instead they invoke a sense of place in paint.

Tom Hausken, “Siskiyou 2,” Open Form

Tom Hausken, “Siskiyou 2,” Open Form

Galt Gallery

Animals of the Spirit

This July, Galt Gallery will be hosting the animal inspired tribal creations of Wendy Bloom, Loren Shaw, and Mariano Padilla.

These paintings express the connection of wild animals and their interactions with the human experience. From local artist Wendy’s initiation into the underwater world of sea turtles from her travels to Hawaii, to Argentinean artist Mariano’s near death adventure with the bobcats of northern California.

Come view these spectacular animals of the spirit on First Friday and enjoy the beats of DJ Selecta Shaggy.

Cold refreshments provided by the event’s sponsor, Caldera Brewing Company.

Image caption:  Wendy Bloom, “Mama Bear,” Acrylic on Canvas

Wendy Bloom, “Mama Bear,” Acrylic on Canvas

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Art du Jour’s July 2018 Exhibits

During the month of July Ginny Matheson will be the featured artist at Art du Jour Gallery, and Judy Benson LeNier’s work will continue to be featured in the Salon till the end of the month.  In addition, Cheryl Magellen will be bringing her poplular Selfie Show to Medford.  On third Friday music will be provided by the Minstrel Streams.

Featured Artist Ginny Matheson

As the featured artist for the month of June at Art Du Jour Gallery, Ginny Matheson presents’’a body of work themed “Mixed Media Landscapes”.

Mont Blanc by Ginny Matheson.  -Submitted by the artist

Mont Blanc by Ginny Matheson. -Submitted by the artist

Ginny lives and works in Southern Oregon, but her earliest art training was in Michigan where she worked primarily in stone and wood carving. After moving to Indiana, Ginny began to focus on two-dimensional media and took more training in drawing, painting, and collage. By 2004 she had begun to exhibit her work at art festivals across the Midwest. Upon her arrival in Oregon soon thereafter she began exhibiting at art festivals, galleries, and restaurants across Oregon.  Her work often focuses on the breathtaking scenery of the Pacific Northwest and also includes still life, abstracts and figurative pieces.

Guest Artist Judy Benson LaNier

A professional photographer who specializes in photographing wildlife. Judy’s love of Africa began in 1961 when her family hosted an exchange student from South Africa. The bond continued through the years as the two families visited each other in Africa and the U.S.A.. For her the magnetism of Africa is strong and Judy has returned eight times. Her range of photography has expanded to include North American and Hawaiian Flora and Fauna as well as landscapes.

Photography by Judy Benson LaNier

Photography by Judy Benson LaNier

Judy Benson LaNier writes, ““When I first went to Africa I was amazed that the animals ignored us completely. They went about their business as if nothing extraordinary was happening. Little did they know that something quite extraordinary was happening inside me! I was experiencing a catharsis, a cleansing of my soul. I was being taught what is truly important in life and I was filled with joy by the lessons! I hope that my photographs bring you a taste of life in the Bush.”

 Her photographs capture the essence of the wildlife in amazing detail. For many years Judy led Photographic Safaris to countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, teaching photography and holding workshops for participants. Her Photographic work is currently represented in five art galleries in Oregon. Judy has published seven books of her photography, the latest being “Facing Lions”, which recounts an adventure she enjoyed in Africa.  

Cheryl Magellan’s Selfie Exhibit

Opening July 3 and running through July 28, Cheryl Magellen will have an exhibition of portrait paintings that were inspired by selfie photo submissions from around the world. Currently located in an area of Arizona where there is little opportunity to paint from models, Cheryl looked to social media and solicited friends to submit their favorite selfie photos to be made into paintings. She wanted to show that portraits can be more than just a smile and can show people really being themselves.

Cheryl Magellan's Selfie Exhibit

Cheryl Magellan’s Selfie Exhibit

Originally from Oregon, Cheryl received a BA in art from Chico State University and studied at the Southern Oregon Art Academy, and has been a long-time student of Gabriel Lipper of Ashland. She began teaching weekly classes at Central Art Supply in 2010 and continued to do so until her temporary relocation to southwestern Arizona in 2013. While in Arizona, she began taking workshops at the Scottsdale Artists’ School, continued teaching classes in the Phoenix area, and devotes most of her time to painting in her home studio. Her work has won numerous awards and has been accepted into regional and national shows.

Art du Jour will feature part of this two-gallery exhibition and will be the only gallery to also exhibit some of Cheryl’s paintings that were featured in national exhibitions. The gallery reception will be held during Medford’s Third Friday Artwalk on July 20.

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190 (Tues – Sat., 10-4)