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Celebrating 10 Years of Natural Earth Paint


Celebrating 10 Years of Natural Earth Paint
In honor of Natural Earth Paint’s 10-year anniversary, we’re offering 10% off the first products Natural Earth Paint ever introduced: our Natural Earth Paint Kit and our Complete Eco-Friendly Oil Paint Kit! Just use code Anniversary10 at checkout. Code expires Jan. 31. 
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New Home-Compostable Packaging!
We’re ringing in the new year with a resolution to improve our green practices even further. That’s why we’re switching to 100% home compostable pouches for our pigments! What’s your resolution?
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Artist of the Month: Joey Hartmann-Dow
Check out our latest interview with our artist of the month Joey Hartmann-Dow, painter and map-enthusiast. Her unique approach to “canvases” and sense of adventure and exploration in her art-making process are sure to inspire! Read More
Detox Your Studio for the New Year!
Incorporate Natural Earth Paint supplies into your studio practice for your cleanest, greenest year yet! Curious about how to paint the eco-friendly way? Learn more with Leah’s Eco-Friendly Oil Painting Guide on our blog!
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Want to Get More Out of Your NEP Experience?
Connect with us this January to let us know what you’d like to see more of from us this year! Use the form below to provide feedback on any of our social platforms. We appreciate your input!
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Artist of the Month: Marijn Westmijze-Steemers
Check out our recent interview with Marijn Westmijze-Steemers, an illustrator and doll-maker with a love for natural beauty and a mission to live authentically and love the planet!
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Holiday Eco-Brand Giftaway!
We’re hosting a holiday giftaway on Instagram with four of our Oregon-based eco-brand friends, with a prize of $400 in gift cards! Check out our latest post for more details on how to enter. 
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Oil Paint Mixing Process Video
Check out this beautiful video filmed by Rose @a.u.r.a.l.u.n.a on Instagram; nothing could be more relaxing! And, she does a phenomenal job creating oil paint with our Brilliant Yellow pigment. What a great mini-tutorial!
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Natural Earth Paints October Newsletter and Discount

Autumn is Here! September 22nd is the first day of autumn this year, so we’re celebrating the season’s hues! Join the Natural Earth Paint family this fall in gratitude for what our beautiful planet has to offer. Natural Earth Paint on Paper
10% Off Individual Earth & Mineral Pigments Looking to add the colors of fall to your natural palette? Enjoy 10% off our individual Earth & Mineral Pigments with the code FinallyFall! Code expires October 15th.  Shop Now
Artist of the Month: Tasha Cathey We interviewed Tasha Cathey this month, one of our affiliates and earth pigment inspirations! Check out the full interview on our blog for insights into her earth pigment process and personal artistic journey into the world of natural paint. Read More
Painted Egg Carton Masks! Our friends Arrow and Jade at @chasing_arrow on Instagram created this nature-inspired mask tutorial using recycled materials, earth-friendly decorations, and Natural Earth Paint! Our Natural Earth Paint Kit was a perfect addition to their eco-friendly project. Check out their instructions at the link below! Get Crafty Want to get creative with your favorite Natural Earth Paint pigments?

Check out the Recipes section of our website for innovative uses of our products for fine artists and families! Have questions about our eco-friendly products? Visit our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected] Interested in purchasing from Natural Earth Paint? Visit our Website for more details on our high-quality, non-toxic, and eco-friendly products.

Back to School with Earth Paints

Back to School (or home)!

Are you ready for the school year?

Natural Earth Paint offers natural, high-quality supplies that are safe for both the classroom and the home. Whether you’re a parent, a university student, an arts educator, or a life-long learner, we’ve got you covered. We’re offering discounts on our most popular kits as well as ideas for educational opportunities – 8 blog posts on the History of Earth Paint, from Prehistoric times through today!

10% Off Natural Earth Paint Kits

Start the school year off right with 10% off our Complete Eco-Friendly Oil Paint Kit and our Natural Earth Paint Kit for students of all ages! Just use code BackToSchool at checkout. Code expires September 8th.

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Natural Earth Paint Kit Tutorial

Using our Natural Earth Paint Kit is as easy as ABC, 123! Just add water, mix, and get painting. For a tutorial on how to paint and play with our kid-friendly paint set, click the button below to watch our video!

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The History of Natural Pigments

Natural earth pigments have colored human history for thousands of years, so they provide a window into the past for learners young and old. Our History Page provides resources to help students learn about the Prehistoric Era, Ancient Egypt, the Middle Ages, and more through the lens of natural pigments. It’s a great resource for teachers and parents alike!

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Natural Earth Paint July 2020 News

Beautiful Body Painting!

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If you live in the United States, you know what the biggest national holiday in July is. But did you know that July 9th is World Body Painting Day? What a great excuse to get creative with the most unique and beautiful canvas out there-

You!

10% Off Natural Face Paints

To celebrate World Body Painting Day, we’re offering 10% off all Natural Face Paints! Just use code BodyPaint at checkout. Code expires July 25th.

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New Behind the Scenes Video!

Dive deep into the innovative, green, and clean world of Natural Earth Paint! Check out our new video that encapsulates our passion, vision, mission, origin story, a sneak peak into our solar-powered workshop, and more!
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Face Painting Tips & Tricks

Want to get started with face and body painting, but aren’t sure how? Check out our Face Paint Tips & Tricks page! You’ll find our best advice on how to use our Natural Face Paints along with a few fun tutorials to try. We also have video tutorials available!
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Want to get creative with your favorite Natural Earth Paint pigments?

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Interested in purchasing from Natural Earth Paint?Visit our Website for more details on our high-quality, non-toxic, and eco-friendly products.
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Happy 50th Earth Day from Natural Earth Paint!

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Happy 50th to Earth Day!

While we’re unable to gather together today and honor the Earth, we’ve compiled some fabulous tutorials, giveaways and inspirations for healing the Earth on this beautiful Spring Day! Z8A9368discount

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DIY Craft: Natural Salt Dough Earth

Fun & Easy Natural Craft using Earth Paints and a few simple ingredients.
Tutorial HERE

 

 

 

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Take out your art supplies and make a pledge to support the earth and ecologically-run family farms.
1. Create a sign showing your pledge
2. Hang the sign in your window
3.Snap a picture and post it on social media with the hashtag,

#MyPlanetMyPledge
Examples of Pledges: “I pledge to eat only locally raised meat”, “I pledge to shop local”, etc.

 

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FREE GIVEAWAY CONTEST

We’ve partnered with artist, @lauren_sauder and giving away a collection of earth pigments, a color mixing chart, and an exclusively printed copy of Lauren’s workbook, “The Deeply Mindful Process of Earth Pigments.”
Ways To Enter in Instagram: Follow @naturalearthpaint and @lauren_sauder; Share this Contest Post on your IG stories – tagging @naturalearthpaint and @lauren_sauder.

Must be 18+ and a US resident to participate in this giveaway. Giveaway ends on Wednesday, April 22 at 11:59 PST. Random winner will be announced on Thursday, April 23. #naturalearthpaint #lsmakescolor #earthpigments #naturalearthpigments
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EARTH DAY LIVE!

Don’t miss this unprecedented event! From April 22 to April 24, activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three day livestream mobilization. RSVP to the Livestream Event

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DIY Natural Fabric Paint with Earth Pigments

When you want something that doesn’t exist on the market – just make it yourself! Natural and non-toxic fabric paints that are permanent and water-proof. Make your own with all plant and earth-based ingredients!
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Green Friday Deals from Natural Earth Paint!

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Green Friday Deals!

As we get close to the upcoming spending frenzy for our loved ones, It’s the perfect time of year to be conscious of where we put our time and money! Whether it’s donations to great causes, supporting local businesses, hand-made gifts from the heart or earth-friendly gifts made in the USA, there are so many wonderful options! We wish you a beautiful Winter season and offer you these fabulous discounts on our natural art supplies – hand-made in small batches with lots of love. -The Natural Earth Paint Family

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DIY: Harvest Turkey Face Paint Tutorial

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Earth Paint Summer Deals + Eco Artist Interview

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This season’s HOT DEALS!

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Stock Up For Summer with FREE SHIPPING!
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Expires June 20th

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Can you say “Let’s Paint!” in Italian? ….”Dipingiamo!”

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Fascinating interview with Natural Artist & Prodigy, Josh Tiessen.
Read more here.

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Have a fantastic start to your summer season!

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Love, Nature & Art from Natural Earth Paint

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Natural Earth Flag Kit

Hang L.O.V.E. in your home with the Earth Flags Craft Kit.

Hemp flags and rope, bamboo paint brush, creamy Earth Paint and biodegradable mixing cups. ORDER HERE

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~Show your LOVE with a gift of creativity!~

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Natural Painting & Fresco Workshop in Italy!

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Send your love on the trip of a lifetime, to a magical little village in Northern Italy. They will participate in a Natural Painting and Fresco Workshop, lead by the founder of NEP, Leah Fanning and Alma Ortolan. Enjoy the scenic views in the foothills of Dolomites, stay in the historic and elegantly restored Palazzo Galleti, and indulge in delicious home-cooked Italian meals. Sept. 2019

Click here for more details about our amazing trip to Italy.

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For DIY Natural Crafts, Interviews with Eco Artists, Tips for Eliminating Toxins in your Studio, Video Tutorials and more.

Check out our **Marble Art Valentine Craft* – all you need are 3 marbles and some Natural Earth Paint!

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Subscribe to our YouTube channel!Learn how to decorate Earth Flags, Mix Natural Oil Paint, Paint Stones, Create Natural Face Paint designs, and much more.

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LET THEM CHOOSE!!!

Unsure of what to get your Valentine this year? We have you covered! Our Gift Certificate is the perfect gift for any artist in your life, you choose the amount and they choose the product.

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, November 2, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association November 2018 Art Exhibits

First Friday Art Walk, November 2nd 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!

AGA November Spotlight Exhibits

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts

Paintings by Mera Oliveria

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Mera Oliveria grew up in Southern Oregon and began oil painting in the past 6 years, learning from local artists, which revealed her inherent natural abilities. Mera has always loved art but it wasn’t until she encountered the living God that she feels her art and skill level blossomed in new ways. Like in the story of Exodus, where God gave skill to craftsmen and artists to build the sacred place where He would meet again with His people, she believes artists are gifted with abilities to create art that allows one to encounter the living God, a meeting place, so to speak.

Along with working in painting, Mera engages in chalk festivals where artists spend days on the asphalt creating large chalk murals in the streets. Ashland residents may remember Mera transforming the sidewalk in the summer of 2017 in front of the Black Swan Theater with a 12 x 12 chalk art rendition of Henry IV, the Prodigal Son along with artist Cathy Gallatin.   She feels that involving the public in the process of creating art is special for many reasons, emphasizing the importance of the arts within community and how beauty is a form of unity, a universal language that speaks of the human experience we all live, and the spiritual and emotional journey that no one can escape.

 To see more of Mera’s art and works in progress, visit her on Instagram: @MeraOlive

Mera Oliveria, “Chalk Art”, Grants Pass, Oregon

Mera Oliveria, “Chalk Art”, Grants Pass, Oregon

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Animal Crackers: Gallery Artists Pay Tribute to Our Furry and Feathered Friends

If you spend any time in the gallery you will have noticed that many of our artists have a thing for animals in their work.  Why? Well, we don’t want to overthink it….but, we can celebrate it!  From the fun to the reverent, small pieces and large, 2D and 3D, we will be including all the ways our artists honor animals in their work.  Artists include Wayne Armstrong, Don Ajello, Laurel Bustamante, Steven Dewey, Penelope Dews, Baba Wagué Diakité, Claire Duncan, Marly Eidsness, John & Robin Gumaelius, Carol Ingram, Pamela Kroll, Betty LaDuke, Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Gabriel Mark Lipper, Robert Schlegel, Karen Staal, Wataru Sugiyama, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, and Aggie Zed. For this occasion, we’ve invited Portland sculptor, Stan Peterson whose carved wooden figures have all the charm of early folk art.

This is our final show of the year and will all be up throughout the holidays.

Join us for a reception for the artists during the Ashland First Friday Art Walk, November 2nd, 5-8 pm. The show runs November 2nd through the end of the year.

Stan Peterson, “Going Home”, carved wood

Stan Peterson, “Going Home”, carved wood

Photographers’ Gallery

Tiger Lily: Featuring Heinz Danzberger

Heinz Danzberger’s new show “Tiger Lily” opens Friday, November 2nd at The Photographers’ Gallery at the Ashland Art Center. The show is part of an ongoing project covering the landscapes of the “State of Jefferson” and, in particular, the greater Mount Shasta region. It is a photographic journey and discovery of sweeping vistas and landscape details, capturing the unique land at the heart of the West Coast and one of the larger natural areas remaining in the US. It is very diverse with active volcanic roots from which spring wetlands, high deserts and forested mountains, creating a land unlike any other on the West Coast.

Heinz uses modern techniques and classic lenses to capture high-resolution photographs intended for large size pigment print. The massive scale of the landscape around Mount Shasta invites large prints to capture the grandeur of the scene.

Heinz began working in medium format and then migrated to digital once high-resolution cameras became available. The decisive factor in his work style is not as much the camera but the applied lens qualities – in this image he used the classic Pentax 77mm FA lens resulting in beautiful and very classic image.

The Tiger Lily aka Ditch Lily is a welcome sight around Mount Shasta.  This particular flower grew like a bridge over Cold Creek under the forest foliage. The arch of the stalk and the fruits of the bulbs float effortlessly over the small creek. Perhaps a deer displaced it in the spring or the weight of the flowers bent the stalk down towards the water. The horizontal arrangement shows the power of this plant to survive in difficult places.

Heinz’s photography invites us into a visual poetry of the world around us. It is a medium to see the unseen; the fleeting moments of light; the rush of time hiding magnificent moments. One does not have to go too far to find these moments. This Tiger Lily was a short bike trip to the outskirts of town, where it hides in plain sight.

Heinz Danzberger, "Tiger Lily" 2017, photograph

Heinz Danzberger, “Tiger Lily” 2017, photograph

Ashland Art Center

Dia de los Muertos Celebration on First Friday

Music by Frankie Hernandez, Pumpkin painting in the classroom.  Meet our Artists!

Show: Through Our Eyes: Reflections on Nature

Featuring Janette Brown & Katherine Dron

Watermedia artists sharing their interpretations of nature.

 

Featured Main Gallery Artist

Bridget Reynolds

Trained in a very left brained world of business, I came to the creative process quite late in life. I feel like a whole other world opened upfront me. I said a resounding “YES” and have not looked back. It is like playing in huge sandbox exploring images and color. I LOVE it!!!

Guitar Series:

On my fort canvas, all I know was that I wanted a guitar represented. From that, this series emerged.

What fun I have had in creating them.

Intuitive Pieces:

I love to stand before a blank canvas/paper and just make some strokes and then follow my instincts with a piece.

It is always a surprise to see what emerges. 

First Friday Musical Guest: Frankie Hernandez

Frankie Hernandez has played every venue conceivable between Seattle and Los Angeles. Half jokester, half home-brewed Tito and Tarantula, and always love-struck, Hernandez has carved quite a name for himself. The only thing bigger than Hernandez’s voice, which could fill a closet or Yankee Stadium with equal aplomb, is his exuberant personality.

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For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the November Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

 

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Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!