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Hanging Out in Frame Land at Central Art Supply

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How’s it hanging?

Welcome to “Hanging Out in FrameLand,” a monthly look behind-the-scenes into Central Art’s Custom Framing department!

In this new regular monthly feature, we’ll be giving you a closer look at the inner workings of our frame building shop – showcasing the work of our talented team of professional framers, Alex, Jon and Dan – as well as answering your custom framing questions, tips on selecting the various components to house your art during the design process, industry highlights and more!

But first, let us introduce the expert team of individuals who are responsible for bringing your art full circle and ready to be proudly displayed!

Meet our Framing Posse:

Alex Fisher (Framer)Alex began his framing tenure at Central Art under the guidance and training of his aunt, Peggy Bulebar.During his time here, Alex has amassed more than 8 years of experience and knowledge helping customers one-on-one to design the perfect compliment to the art that will hang in their homes, gallery shows and public spaces. Holding his work to a very high standard, Alex brings a competitive edge to Central Art’s reputation for excellence in custom framing. Jonathan Alim (Framer)Jon has been a fixture at Central Art with over 18 years of framing experience, building all manner of projects, including trickier and oversize frames.He received his BFA from Southern Oregon University in 2004, and is an avid printmaker when he’s not joining corners and cutting mats.Jon’s meticulous attention to detail is a key ingredient in the success of Central Art’s Custom Framing department, and his love of the work is evident in the end product.
Dan Ebert (Owner/Framer)Prior to inheriting Central Art from his father George, Dan bought the next door frame shop, The Bevel Works, in October of 1987. Later the frame shop moved downstairs and adopted the Central Art name.Among the many other hats he wears, Dan is a 27-year veteran of custom framing with a wealth of knowledge and experience to add to the great team that turns your art into a real showstopper! At Central Art, we not only believe in a job well done – we think it should be a celebrated, dressed-up occasion!What better way to showcase your artwork, photos or sports memorabilia than with a frame that’s been carefully selected to perfectly compliment that signature moment?

TAKE A SNEAK PEEK AT THE COMPONENTS THAT MAKE UP OUR CUSTOM FRAMING DEPARTMENT! (THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS!)

Find Out More, and keep up-to-date on the latest from our Custom Framing shop by clicking HERE.


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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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Small Business Saturday at Central Art


Small Business Saturday Is Coming November 27th!

Small Business Saturday is just two weeks away! If the idea of Black Friday crowds leaves you feeling frazzled, why not skip the madness and visit us Saturday, Nov. 27th at your friendly neighborhood art supply?

Our holiday deals are already in full swing both in-store and online, plus for one day only you’ll have an opportunity to shop some exclusive promos and donate to The Maslow Project’s food drive and be entered to win fabulous prizes from Central Art! (See latest Holiday Gift Guide newsletter for details)

Take time to “stop and smell the art supplies” by popping into Central Art during Small Biz Saturday, and help support local small business! Be sure to check out the other awesome shops in Downtown Medford too!

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Artist Ivan Beauvalet Comes To Central Art Gallery!


November Art Show at Central Art Gallery
FEATURING: IVAN BEAUVALET
During Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk
November 19th, 2021 5-8pm


Central Art Gallery is proud to announce our Featured Artist for November, Ivan Beauvalet. The show will be at Central Art Gallery from 5-8pm on Friday, November 19th during Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk. Central Art Gallery is located at 101 N. Central in Medford.


This new body of work focuses on documenting current events and everyday life in an increasingly fast paced and chaotic world. Ivan’s works are made specifically with the idea of creating a physical object which has been developed through contemplation and the time necessary to engage in the activity of applying paint to canvas. It is through this slow and deliberate process that he aims to contrast, if not subvert, the modern preoccupation of sharing information through casually taken photos on tiny screens.  These new paintings represent Ivan’s thoughts and observations on what is happing today in his local environment as well as the world around him.

To see more of Ivan’s art, you can follow his Instagram page here 

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