SOSA September Newsletter

Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) September 2023 newsletter.

SOSA May 2023 Newsletter

SOSA May 2023 Newsletter

Southern Oregon Guild May 2023 Event & Classes


Spend time with a Mother or caregiver in your life while enjoying fine art, local wine, homemade chocolates, and live music by Terry D. Davis. Let her pick out a gift from the variety of local art and fine crafts on display, or treat her to a gift certificate. In-person class sign-ups will be available for our upcoming Citrus Beeswax Candle workshop held on May 20. Attend together and make candles to enjoy and take home!  Our Mother’s Day event is FREE with no prior registration needed. Donations are always appreciated. The Guild Gallery & Art Center is located in the historic Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531.

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn a fun new craft this spring? We invite you to join us at the Guild Gallery & Art Center on Saturday May 20 from 1-3pm to learn how to make Citrus Beeswax Candles with Alyssa Babin of Fireheart Candles. During this 2 hour hands-on workshop led by Guild Member and local artisan Alyssa Babin, you’ll make and take home your own citrus beeswax candle using high-quality organic ingredients. Beeswax doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals, and because there are no additives or chemicals, beeswax burns clean and doesn’t produce unsightly black soot. When burned, beeswax candles produce negative ions which bind with air pollutants (positive ions) and drop to the floor, removing them from the air and leaving it cleaner!

All candles will be made inside a large citrus peel of your choosing which emits an uplifting natural citrus scent when used! Learn how DIY candle-making can be easily adapted to your own unique tools that you have available at home. This is a wonderful opportunity to treat Mom or a caregiver to the class for Mother’s Day and make a candle together!

Class fees are on a sliding scale $35-$55 and include all materials. When you register, please honestly self-select your contribution. If the sliding scale would be a hardship and you’d like to request a scholarship, please send an email to [email protected] or call us at 541-592-5019.

ABOUT ALYSSA BABIN

Guild Member, Alyssa Babin, is a poet, musician, independent parent, and candle maker currently living on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. Alyssa was inspired to create her business, Fireheart Candles, when her child Alex was still in the womb. Driven by a desire to express herself creatively and spend as much time as possible with Alex, Fireheart Candles was born! Fireheart, Alex’s middle name, was chosen by Alyssa’s niece and means fire and love all at once–a metaphor for the warmth and beauty that candles offer us. Alyssa makes every candle by hand, beginning with mixing and pouring concrete for each container. After curing, they are then hand painted with her unique marbling technique and laser etched with her own designs created by Adobe Illustrator and laser etching robots. Local beeswax is then mixed with organic essential oils and poured into each unique container to create her one-of-a-kind candles! Every candle she makes is infused with love and the special bond between mother and child is felt! To learn more about Alyssa and Fireheart Candles, visit www.fireheartcandles.com. Alyssa’s beeswax candles, in various sizes and scents, are also for sale at the Guild Gallery & Art Center.

SOSA February 2023 Newsletter

Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) February 2023 newsletter, declaring the 2023 Officers and committee chairpersons, announcing an artist demonstration by Alx Fox, winners of the January critique, monthly meeting details and a President's Challenge to create art with pets as the subject.

SOSA January News

Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) January 2023 Newsletter

SOSA October Newsletter

SOSA October Newsletter

SOSA Year-End Banquet Invitation!

This year, the Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) year-end banquet is open to the public. After two years of being unable to gather to celebrate each other’s art and accomplishments, the organization invites all art enthusiasts to join them. View the showcase of SOSAs winning paintings from 2020 and 2022 art critiques. Vote for the People’s Choice Award and be there as they announce their 2022 Painting of the Year award winners. Enjoy a no-host bar and buffet lunch at Rogue Valley Country Club. Support scholarships for local art students with their silent auction and raffle. All for the modest price of $30, which includes a gratuity. Sign up now! Or before the October 28 deadline.

SOSA News September 2022

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Here are corrections to the September 2022 Newsletter above:

  1. Please note that the correct dates for Art Along the Rogue are Oct. 7-9, 2022
  2. The banquet deadline is Oct. 28, so this meeting is not the last chance to purchase tickets to the Nov. 5 banquet.
  3. Ashland’s First Friday ArtWalk takes place on Friday, Oct. 7.

SOSA August 2022 Newsletter

SOSA August 2022 Newsletter

SOSA Meetings Resume!

SOSA Meetings Resume Next Month

Our first SOSA meeting in over a year will be August 23rd, 7 pm, at the Medford Public Library!  Central Art Supply will come to show us some of the new products we may have missed during our hiatus.

Please note the library doors lock at 7pm.