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AGA January Art Opportunities

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January Visual Arts News
January = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of fun and diverse art opportunities that are being offered this month to foster your inner creativity. 

Jenay Elder, Oranges in Sunlight, Acrylic on Canvas
Jenay Elder, Oranges in Sunlight, Acrylic on Canvas

Art & Soul Ashland
Backlit Citrus Paint Night with Jenay Elder
Friday, January 20, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join Art & Soul Ashland and Jenay Elder to learn more about acrylic painting techniques while referencing brightly lit citrus. Best known for her textured notes of color, representational quality, and sensitive subject matter, Jenay has developed a sharp eye for depicting subjects that instill insight and familiarity. Registration includes materials, wine, and refreshments. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

Dennis McNett, Good Medicine, Woodblock Print
Dennis McNett, Good Medicine, Woodblock Print

Schneider Museum of Art
Saturday Salon: Pushing the Press
Saturday, January 21, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join the Schneider Museum of Art, Executive Director Scott Malbaurn, Curator Josef Zimmerman, and Featured Artists Kathryn Polk and Dennis McNett for a private tour of Pushing the Press: Contemporary Printers Redefining the Medium. Following the tour will be an intimate brunch with the opportunity to have lively conversations with both the curator and artists.

For those who are interested in attending, please click here for more information. 

Grants Pass Museum of Art, Untitled, Graphite
Grants Pass Museum of Art, Untitled, Graphite

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Drawing and Composition with Kristen O’Neill
Saturday, January 28, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join the Grants Pass Museum of Art and Kristen O’Neill to learn more about the basic fundamentals to create a strong composition. Using graphite tools and drawing from a simple scene, individuals will learn how to create a range of values while reviewing the principals of design. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

Fiber Arts Collective, Untitled, Mixed Media
Fiber Arts Collective, Untitled, Mixed Media

Fiber Arts Collective
Art Supply Swap!
Sunday, January 29, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join Fiber Arts Collective for an Art Supply Swap! Artists are encouraged to bring one to five items that they would like to trade in exchange for other items. All supplies should be in good and usable condition. 

For those who are interested in attending, please click here for more information. 

Vanessa Jo Bahr at Central Art Gallery

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January Art Show at Central Art Gallery Featuring: Vanessa Jo Bahr
During Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk January 20th, 2023 5-8pm

Central Art Gallery announces its January 2023 “3rd Friday” Art Show, spotlighting the works of Vanessa Jo Bahr.

The show is titled “Next of Kin.”

The opening reception will be from 5-8pm during Medford’s Art Walk Friday, January 20th. Exhibition will be on display through 02/8/23. Central Art Gallery is located in downtown Medford at 101 N. Central.

Fri. 01/20 5-8pm – Art Walk (exhibition)

*Exhibit on display through 02/8/23*
 

“My work exists as an invitation for viewers to examine their ecological interactions and relationships. I aspire to evoke deep reverence for the inherent connection with our plant and animal kin before they fade into distant memories due to human negligence. I create art as a form of activism and land stewardship that fosters mutualism and intimacy facilitated through the reciprocal act of printmaking. My work embraces collective experiences of life and death that promote sustainability while honoring the natural cycles of growth, decay and regeneration.

My most recent work exposes my ritualized obsession with collecting, organizing, illustrating and rearranging my personal archive of found artifacts. The time spent harvesting and working with natural materials bonds me with local ecologies. By reproducing these reclaimed remains in copper, I immortalize and perpetuate their existence through replication via the art of printmaking. A renewal of kinship with our cohabitants is necessary for our shared futures to endure.”

– from Artist’s statement


To see more of Vanessa’s art, you can visit her website here or follow her on Instagram here
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NEW Pastel 101 Workshop!

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Space Is Limited! Sign up NOW for a NEW
Pastel 101 Workshop with Lara Strazdas!


Instructor: Lara Strazdas

Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
Time: 1PM – 5PM
Fee: $95
Max. 8 students

Location:
Classroom at Central Art
101 N. Central
Medford, OR 97501

Registration Required. Click here to register.

In this 4-hour, single session workshop we will explore the different types of soft pastels as well as various pastel supports and mixed media applications.  We will delve into the diversity of pastels and the range of textures and effects that can be achieved with this versatile medium. We will also have a look at some grounds and mediums available that will make just about any surface accept pastel.

*For more information, including a complete supplies list and class registration, visit centralartsupply.com

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Central Art Gallery Welcomes Belinda Moffit to 3rd Friday

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November Art Show at Central Art Gallery
Featuring: Belinda Moffit
During Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk
November 18th, 2022 5-8pm


Central Art Gallery is proud to announce our Featured Artist for November, Belinda Moffit. The show will be at Central Art Gallery from 5-8pm on Friday, November 18th during Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk.

The exhibition, entitled, “Out West,” will be on display through 11/26. Central Art Gallery is located at 101 N. Central in Medford.


I care, a lot, about everything. I’ve often wished I could turn down the dial or switch it off entirely, however that’s the place from which the art flows. In painting another human being, I get to express this care. When I give detail to my subject’s feelings and experience, it communicates, “I see you. You matter.”

(From artist’s statement)


Through portraiture, Belinda strives to capture the beauty of each face and connect to the story behind it, truly seeing and celebrating every subject.

To see more of Belinda’s art, you can follow her Instagram page here

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3-Day Pastel Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky



Space Is Limited! Sign up NOW for a 3-Day Pastel Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky!

“Painting the Autumn Colors in Pastel” UART 3-Day Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky PSA, NWPS, CPP, PSWC, IAPS MC

Dates: Friday November 4th, Saturday, November 5th, and Sunday, November 6th 2022

Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily

Location: Central Art, 101 N. Central Ave.
Medford, OR 97501

Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Medium: Pastels

Skill level: Beginner to advanced

Number of Workshop Days: 3

Price: $375 / Register here (full workshop details at this link)

*UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop.


About this event

Pastels are a wonderful medium for capturing the colors of Autumn. Follow Susan’s step-by-step approach from the underpainting to the finished piece. Several different underpainting techniques will be demonstrated along with plenty of individual attention at the easel. Learn how to make good choices on composition and color when working from a photo reference to create powerful, emotional pastel paintings. All the lessons on color and value will be applicable to any other medium(s) you work in. You will have the option of painting alongside Susan using the same photo reference.

This step-by-step method will provide an organized framework for your future pastel paintings taking the mystery out of where to start, and what type of pastels to use. All levels are welcome. This workshop will be packed with information and fun!

CAS Gallery Welcomes Sumner Brock TODAY!



October Art Show at Central Art Gallery
Featured Artist: SUMNER BROCK

During Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk
October 21st, 2022 5-8pm

Central Art Gallery announces its October 2022 Third Friday art show, spotlighting the works of Featured Artist Sumner Brock.

The opening reception will be from 5-8pm during Medford’s Art Walk Friday, October 21st.

Exhibition will be on display through 10/31/22. Central Art Gallery is located in downtown Medford at 101 N. Central.

Fri. 10/21 5-8pm – Art Walk (exhibition)
*Exhibit on display through 10/31*

About the Artist

Sumner Brock is a designer and painter working in Medford, Oregon. He strongly believes in the power of creativity and community. His experience in Colombia with other international artists changed his life.

Recent inspirations include: Dan Eldon, Fernando Botero, Tarot Cards, The Overstory by Richard Powers and Agnes Martin.


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MABRIE ORMES at CAS for Medford Third Friday Art Walk

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September Art Show at Central Art Gallery
FEATURING: MABRIE ORMES
During Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk
September 16th, 2022 5-8pm

Central Art Gallery announces its September 2022 “3rd Friday” art show, spotlighting the works of Featured Artist – Mabrie Ormes.

The exhibit will be from 5-8pm during Medford’s Art Walk Friday, September 16th. Central Art Gallery is located in downtown Medford at 101 N. Central.

Fri. 09/16 5-8pm – Art Walk (exhibition)


“Over many years, I have created artwork across multiple mediums as homage to Jazz music and musicians. Throughout the process of creating an image, I aim to be as spontaneous as possible. I am always actually trying to visualize sound.

The important thing is that each work is created in the Spirit of Jazz and of musical performance in general.

Though all the musicians you see here are individuals who live and work now, few of them have ever played with each other in real life. At the same time, if you care to ask me, I can probably tell you where each musician makes his/her home and where I heard them.

Enjoy the show!”

-from Artist’s Statement

To see more of Mabrie’s art, you can visit her website here or follow her Instagram page here 

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Staff Art Show at Central Art!



December Art Show at Central Art Gallery
FEATURING: CENTRAL ART STAFF
During Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk
December 17th, 2021 5-8pm

Central Art Gallery announces its December 3rd Friday art show, spotlighting the works of Featured Artists -the Employees of Central Art!

Comprised of diverse pieces in both traditional and digital mediums, this exhibition showcases the individual talents of our artistic team members – each with their own unique creative background and signature style, from printmaking to acrylic painting and even digital art!

Exhibiting artists include Leland Struebig, Yasmine Lentfer, Paul Bunch, Anne Dochez, Alex Fisher, Adam Bunch, Jonathan Alim, and Jason Bell-Bechtol.

The exhibit will be from 5-8pm during Medford’s Art Walk Friday, December 17th. *FACE MASKS REQUIRED* Social distancing is strongly encouraged. We are strictly following CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines – click here for more info. Central Art Gallery is located in downtown Medford at 101 N. Central.


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