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The Art Inspector: Saving the Earth by Changing Art

Danielle Siembieda-Gribben

Originally Posted at the Huffington Post: 02/27/2013 3:23 pm…But more relevant than ever today! Originally reposted by SOAR on 2/28/2013.

Creative industries have changed standards and best practices to adopt sustainable and environmental techniques in design and production. Architecture has adopted LEED Performance design into standard practice, and Industrial Design begins with thinking about the end of life of a product and how to leave the least amount of impact on the environment. Both of these industries fought for decades, since the 1970s, against changing habits, systems and academic content. Resistors during the transformation proclaimed they would all go out of business; it was impossible to get all stakeholders on board; and they didn’t want to be creatively strangled.

This shared history of transforming creative industry leads us to a problem we are facing within the Art world. Can artists change the way they create work to make a healthier planet? Personally, I believe so, however, with the inclusion of all key players from the art world, including: art institutions, art media, academia, retailer/manufacturers, collectors and artists. Art seeds culture and influences public behavior. If artists can change their standard of practice then the rest of the world will follow.

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Art Inspector assessing quilters studio. Photo by Wendy Crockett.

How is this transformation possible? Incorporating a triangle approach to such transformation is The Art Inspector, a social practice artwork I founded during my candidacy for a Masters in Fine Arts at San Jose State University, uses a Healthy Art Program (education), Legislative Reform (advocacy) and Third Party Inspections (studio assessments). This project started a few years ago when I noticed fellow studio mates as well as the art school itself seemingly unconsciously teaching and using harmful applications and techniques, disposing of waste, and ineffectively ventilating rooms. I noticed piles of plastic thrown into dumpsters, studio lights left on for what seemed 24 hours at a time, and complete negligence when using harsh chemicals. In my studio, a rusty cabinet labeled “Store Harsh Chemicals Here,” written upon faded masking tape, hosted a dusty plastic binder labeled MSDS Sheets. Taking a closer look, I realized no one had taught me what Material Safety Data Sheets meant and how they might apply to what I do. I asked around to other artists what they might know about these sheets and what they thought about what they were using and how they were disposing of extra material. Many artists noted that they knew someone, or had experienced themselves, long term health problems from misuse of chemicals in the creation of artwork. Most artists intuitively believed that there was a better way to develop their work and acknowledge the harm of some of the materials, but did not know what to do about it or did not see change as a high priority.

Inspired by artworks using methods of Intervention Art which take on the roles and aesthetics of corporations and disrupt systems in unexpected ways, such as the Yes Men and Luther Thie, I decided to become an Art Inspector. Within construction and manufacturing, unaffiliated auditors determine if a building or product can be certified as sustainable. If deemed so, doors open for prospective buyers and subsidies. I wanted to take this method to the Art World.

But how does a third party inspection work? There are at least two inspections to take place. The initial inspection starts with an intake form that asks questions to each artist about their studio environment, materials they are using, and the type of machines or equipment that use power. During this process a series of tests are conducted using similar equipment used for energy audits in residential homes. The Art Inspector tests power outlets, lighting and occupancy, ventilation and Volatile Organic Compounds. Once the inspection process is finished, The Art Inspector will write up a report based on the data collected and make suggestions for alternatives and improvements to artists studios and the working process. If the artist makes the recommended modifications, The Art Inspector will return for a re-inspection and award a Healthy Art Certification if the artist passes.

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Paint waste from inspection of painter’s studio. Photo by Wendy Crockett.

Artists who fail inspection or those who are interested in diving deeper into changing their habits can join the Healthy Art Program. Various workshops ranging from green materials, sustainable wood products, energy efficiency, lighting and safety are available to artists at varying partner institutions. If the artists are supplied with resources and knowledge, they will be empowered to change. The final part of The Art Inspector is to advocate for change in policy and curriculum on both an institutional and government level. Working with academic and museum institutions to adopt new values and requirements for artworks to be created sustainably will create a shift in the resources for production of art. If a major contemporary art museum such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art sets a standard for new works to be exhibited using a significant amount of low impact materials and works with third party agents such as The Art Inspector, then other practitioners will follow. With this same concept, Public Art Programs can adopt LEED standards into creation of artworks in the public realm.

Even today these concepts of change in the Art World are seen as radical and frightening to some. However, many artists are willing to do what they do best, experiment with new ideas. With the vision of The Art Inspector, we will open up the avenues to sustainable living, healthy living, and simultaneously, changing the way we make art.

Follow Danielle Siembieda-Gribben on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Art_Inspector

Visit the Art Inspector website here: http://artinspector.org/

Calls For Art- Woman Made Gallery

Show Your Paper
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 20 – Oct. 19, 2019
Entry Due Date: July 11, 2019
Juror: Kathryn Markel

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Exhibition Description: Open to artists who use paper as their substrate or primary medium. Works made on, or of paper may include, (but are not limited to) – painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, cut paper, paper constructions, etc. All mediums on paper will be considered.

The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver:[email protected]. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Juror: Kathyrn Markel, Principal, Kathyrn Markel Fine Art
Kathyrn Markel Fine Arts, established in 1975, specializes in contemporary works on paper with the addition of paintings by the young avant-garde. The gallery is run by women and women also comprise 81% of the gallery’s represented artists. Located in New York City – Chelsea and Bridgehampton, NY.
www.markelfinearts.com

Image: Artwork by Laurie LeBreton

Truth as a Contested Concept
Exhibition Dates: November 1 – 23, 2019
Entry Due Date: August 18, 2019
Juror: Indira Freitas Johnson

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Exhibition Description: Truth as a Contested Concept is open to all artists whose work addresses the theme.

We used to think of “truth” as being absolute. That our choices were binary. But today “truth” is a contested concept. [how so?] One of the many questions that come up is whether truth is subject to human interpretation. Does truth change according to circumstances so that what is true for a particular time is not true at a different time?  Does this mean that truth for one person may not necessarily be the same for everyone? If this is the case then can anyone really know “the truth”? The juror is interested in creating a dialog around what we consider truth to be. Do we feel that truth is important? Does the constant wearing away of our belief in truth jeopardize our well being?

We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected]. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Juror: Indira Freitas Johnson
Award winning artist and educator, Indira Freitas Johnson’s passion to make art part of everyday life and to involve local communities in the art process is evident in all her work.  Influenced by an artist father and a mother who was a social activist, Johnson believes strongly that art and activism are a powerful combination for social change.

Born in Mumbai, India, Johnson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Bombay and the Sir JJ Institute of Art and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the prestigious Illinois Governors Award for the Arts and Chicago Magazine named her the 2013 Chicagoan of the Year.

Johnson’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous private and public collections including the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Transit Authority, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI.

Ten Thousand Ripples, Johnson’s Chicago area Public Art, Peace and Civic Engagement initiative uses art as a catalyst for conversations about peace and nonviolence.

For more information visit http://www.indirajohnson.com/

Image: Artwork by Indira Freitas Johnson

Join Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport 4th Fl, Chicago, IL 60608
Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street
312.738.0400 | Email | Website
Gallery Hours: Thur-Fri 12 – 6pm & Sat-Sun 12 – 4pm
ABOUT WOMAN MADE GALLERY
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to support, cultivate, and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate, and enrich our community. We rely on membership contributions and individual donations to create the programs that support our mission.

More Classes at Kindred Spirits- April 2019

                       More Classes

Workshops for April 2019- sign up here: https://www.kindredspiritsartalewine.com/

A Show of Hands
April 20th, Saturday,  11-4
Cast hands collaged with Old School Tattoo Images or India Henna images.
All materials provided.

$55.

Moonlight Dancers
April 27th, Saturday,  1-4
Acrylic and mixed media.
$45
Sumi-e
Ink Painting
Tuesday mornings at 10:00

$25
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Kindred Spirits Art Events and Class Information April 2019

           April Classes and Workshops

Happy Spring!

I have met the most wonderful people in my classes this year.  My heart overflows with love, inspiration and thankfulness for the connection that happens when we all walk together in the passion of our creativity.

Here are two more workshops for April, including the Sumi-e class every Tuesday morning (which if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out)- and with more exciting classes on the way!

Don’t forget Thursday evenings at Kindred are $10 art nights!

Spring Birds
A wonderfully fun and colorful assemblage!
Saturday, April 6th
11:00 – 4:00
All  materials provided.
$50
A Show of Hands
Cast and collaged in your own personal style of bohemian or old school tattoos. Addicting?? Ohhh my, yes!
All materials provided!
Saturday, April 20th, 11:00 – 4:00
$55
Sumi-e
(Asian Ink Painting)

A lesson in Focus.  Learn to not merely look but really see and connect with the nature around you. Don’t have time to meditate? Do this!
Every Tuesday Morning at 10:00
$25
Register: https://www.kindredspiritsartalewine.com/class-registration/

Cathy Dorris Studios · 106 Talent Ave. #2 · Talent, OR 97540 · USA

Kindred Spirits Spring 2019 Art Classes and Workshops

        Spring Art Classes and Workshops

Spring is approaching! Well, it’s snowing here and there but I did see a bush in beautiful pink blossoms the other day.
The students in the last several workshops have created some amazing and really inspiring art pieces and I feel even more excited to post this new series of workshops!

Also, remember, every Thursday evening is, “Random Acts of Art,” where you can drop in  and play in a, “candy store, ” of art all evening for just $10.

You can join in the Asian art of Sumi-e and Tea Tasting on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 and Wednesday evenings at 7:00, called, Sake and Sumi-e.

All materials are provided in any and every class I teach.
You can register for a class on-line at our website:
www.kindredspiritsartalewine.com. Go to Class Registration and sign up there.
Looking for to creating with you!

 

Sumi-e
Translated, ‘Black Ink-Painting,” is where art and art of living come together.  In these classes, you will explore the simplicity and spontaneity of the essence of nature.  In this painting-method, as in Zen practice, reality is expressed by reducing it to its pure bare form.  You will find this practice extremely therapeutic and heart calming.
All materials provided.
Every Tuesday Mornings with Tea:
Every Wednesday Evening at 7:00- -Sake and Sumi-e
Cost: $25 per class
“Random Acts of Art”
THURSDAY EVENINGS
Open Studio Drop In and different projects every week.
This photo ( milagros), is just one example.
Cost: $10
“More Random Acts of Art”
THURSDAY EVENINGS
Open Studio Drop In and different projects every week.
Another example: Matchbox reliquaries.
Cost: $10
Henna Garden Painting
Mixed Media on Canvas

This may look difficult but it is Not, and you will find it quite freeing and really fun!!.  As always I walk you through these creations step by step so it is easy and you CAN do it.
Saturday, February 23rd
1:00 – 4:00
Cost: $50
The Acrylic Pour
This is one of THE most addicting art forms EVER!
There have been so many requests for this class that I put it on this series again.  Many of you have maybe even tried this and been frustrated.  I am happy to lead you through the process, step by step and show you the ,”secrets,” to a successful piece.
Saturday, March 9th,
1:00-4:00
Cost $55
House of Blues
Just what it looks like, a house of birds.  Blue birds actually, but you can make any style of bird you want. (I know who you are out there who love blackbirds and crows!)
Saturday, March 2nd
11:00 – 4:00
Cost: $50
Abstract Figure Sculptures
For those of you who have begged for this class, here it is!!
The mother of mixed media creations.
There is limited space so you may want to register early.
Saturday, March 16th
10:30 – 4:00
Cost $65
106 Talent Ave. – Talent, OR

Wednesday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Spring hours start March 2nd

Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art Winter 2019

Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page.
We now have two levels of pricing for classes.
 Museum members receive a $5 discount on all classes this year. To become a member or to renew a membership:

Sketching 101

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, Jan. 26

1 – 4 pm

Improve your sketching skills. Learn mark-making techniques, and how to draw a 3D object from real life. We will have sketching exercises in this class to practice and will learn about black & white sketches, value sketching, negative space and more. All materials are provided.
$30/Members,
$35/Non-Members.
All materials provided.

Creative Idea Generator

with Karen O’Brien

Saturday, Feb 2

10:30 am – 1 pm

Play generates ideas and constraints make things interesting. They send you in new directions and bypass inhibitions. The assignment is to make a figure. Any kind of figure. Or more than one! The more you do, the more ideas you will generate for bigger projects like dolls, drawings, paintings, and sculpture. This is a chance to engage deeply and freely with your imagination and embrace real play.
All materials will be provided. We will use paper, cardboard, fabric, sticks, moss, feathers, buttons, metal, wood…basically whatever is around including tools – glue sticks, tape, paint, thread, string…. You are welcome to bring a Ziploc bag full of your own bits to use or share and add a nice element of surprise.
$35/Members,
$40/Non-Members.

Origami Boxes

with Linda Dunn

Saturday, Feb. 9

1 – 4 pm

Join fabric artist Linda Dunn for a fun filled afternoon creating fabric origami boxes…no sewing required! These valentine themed boxes are perfect for gift giving, stowing away small treasures, or display as a unique decorating accent.
Class instruction will walk you through the entire process from fabric selection & preparation, simple box construction, progressing to more complex variations, and finally creative embellishing ideas for that artistic touch.
Class fee includes all material and supplies to complete paper “mock ups” plus 1 fabric box. Additional prepared fabric sets will be available for purchase.
$35/Members,
$40/Non-Members.

Paint like Cezanne

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, Feb. 16

1 – 4 pm

Learn about Cezanne and Post-Impressionism and how his work influenced future generations. We’ll explore how he used geometric shapes and brushstrokes to construct his subject matter. Create a copy of your favorite Cezanne. We will be working in acrylic, with all materials provided.
$30/Members,
$35/Non-Members.
All materials provided.

Fractured Flowers

with Linda Dunn

TWO DIFFERENT DATES OFFERED:

Saturday, Mar. 9 or

Thursday, Mar. 14

1 – 4 pm

Fabric artist Linda Dunn shares her “fractured fabric” technique for the first in this brand new class. Learn how to use a heat bonding process to transform scraps of fabric into mini works of art. No sewing required! Class fee includes all material, supplies and use of necessary equipment.
$50/Members,
$55/Non-Members
(price is for 1 class)

Color & Value in Landscapes

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, Mar. 16

1 – 4 pm

Learn about color theory, mixing, and values. Techniques for natural atmospheric perspective will be taught. We will have several painting exercises. Great for beginners, but all levels and questions are welcome. All materials are provided, taught in acrylic.
$30/Members,
$35/Non-Members.
All materials provided.

All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled.
Unsure if your membership is active? Check in with the Museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email [email protected].

Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

Kindred Spirits 2019 Winter Art Classes and Workshops

     2019 Winter Art Classes and Workshops

Happy New Year to all of you creative souls!  We have moved some things around at Kindred Spirits and I have taken over part of the space as my studio/workshop where it will be much more convenient to teach art classes and celebrate your creations through art walks and events. What I want to accomplish, through my classes is not so much that you look at your creation to reach your ideal of perfection, but through the creative process, find your soul, see what amazing gift you have been blessed with and through that, share with the rest of the world. (Who knows what changes we can make). I’m offering but a catalyst and a space to move forward with this in mind.
Below is a list of some of the classes and workshops we will be having as well as a series of Sumi-e classes on Wednesday evenings and some mornings. Also Thursday evenings are, “Random Acts of Art,”-open studio style.
I’m adding another e-mail if you have questions or are interested in joining a class.  [email protected].
You can also register for a class on-line by going to www.Kindredspiritsartalewine.com website, go to “Class Registration,” and sign up there. 

Sumi-e
Translated, ‘Black Ink-Painting,” is where art and art of living come together.  In these classes, you will explore the simplicity and spontaneity of the essence of nature.  In this painting-method, as in Zen practice, reality is expressed by reducing it to its pure bare form.  You will find this practice extremely therapeutic and heart calming.
All materials provided.
Tuesday Mornings with Tea:
Jan. 22, 10:00
Feb.12 and 26,  10:00
Mar. 12 and 26, 10:00
Wednesday Evenings- “Sake and Sumi-e,” starting:
Jan. 23 at 7:00 P.M.
Cost: $25 per class
“Random Acts of Art”
THURSDAY EVENINGS
Open Studio Drop In and different projects every week.
This photo ( milagros), is just one example.
Cost: $10
“More Random Acts of Art”
THURSDAY EVENINGS
Open Studio Drop In and different projects every week.
Another example: Matchbox reliquaries.
Cost: $10
The Heart Reliquary
For all of you that requested this class again.
This three dimensional wall hanging is just in time for Valentines Day.  Made with doors that open to a niche, these charming little creations can house a special memento or a cool trinket.  The size is approx. 7″x 8″, give or take an inch.  All materials are provided, including paints, papers and really fun embellishments.
Saturday workshop
January 19th, 1:00-4:00
Cost: $45
Circular Wall Hanging
Okay, you wanted another round vessel class, here it is!
This mixed media creation is so fun I am addicted to making these myself.  The piece you will be making is made with clay, wire, natural and decorative papers (mache style), acrylic paint and other embellishments that suit your fancy. I added tassels and beads to this one.
All materials provided.
Saturday, February 16, 1:00-4:00
Cost $55
Ceremonial Tribal Rattle
It’s an instrument and an art piece!
The Native American style rattle holds deep symbolism and represents, through it’s formation and sound, “The three kingdoms or nations,” the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom and the mineral kingdom (earth).  All materials are provided in this mixed media piece including beautiful natural elements.
Saturday,  February 2nd, 1:00-4:00 and Tuesday, February19th, 1:00-4:00
Cost $45
Ethnic Tribal Dolls
Let yourself go!! Wild, eccentric and fun!!  Textiles, beads, paint, clay, fibers, shells and all kinds of unique materials make up this primitive style creation that can hang on the wall.
All materials provided. I will make this a longer workshop just because I know you won’t want to stop working on it.
Saturday, February 9, 11:oo-4:00
Cost: $50

CALL FOR ART: 2019 COCA MEMBERS’ SHOW

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CALL FOR ART: 2019 COCA MEMBERS’ SHOW

  • Center on Contemporary Art 114 Third Ave, Seattle, WA, USA (map)

We are thrilled to present Motherland: 2019 CoCA Members’ Show from March 7 – April 20, 2019, a juried salon-style exhibition of artworks by CoCA’s artist members at our downtown Seattle gallery. This year’s juror for the exhibition is artist and writer Amanda Manitach. In addition to working extensively in the field of drawing and multi disciplinary visual art, she has also served as Visual Arts Editor at City Arts Magazine, was a previous curator at Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, and co-founded multiple alternative art spaces and events across Seattle in the past decade. Members have a special opportunity to have work reviewed for the exhibition by Manitach, as well as have her highlight her juror’s pick in the catalog, CoCA’s newsletter, and blog. All current artist members will participate in an online and in-gallery contest to win the People’s Choice Awards.

This show is part of CoCA’s 2019 programming that amplifies female voices and themes; the 2019 CoCA Members’ Show is open to all interpretations and reflections on the title, “Motherland.” We welcome all genders, ages, and media including 2D, 3D, multimedia, installation, literary, sound, and performance artists from across the globe to join us in this global conversation through contemporary art.

Artists are encouraged to join CoCA today; all current members will have their work included in the printed annual members’ catalog. Artists have until February 10, 2019 at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time to complete steps for entry and update artwork on their personal Online Member Directory pages.

Apply to the Show

Our annual show is juried through the free CoCA online member directory. Follow these steps to apply.

  1. Make sure you’re a CoCA member: join or renew today.
  2. Gain access to the CoCA membership directory. Expect email with instructions once you’ve joined or renewed. All current members will be part of this year’s catalog.
  3. If you’re a member at the student or artist level, pay the $25 submission fee.to be a part of the exhibition jury. For members at the Professional ($95) level and above, the fee is waived.
  4. For both catalog and exhibition entries, create or update your portfolio of images in the membership directory by February 10 at 11:59 PM.

Restrictions

Artwork sized at 36×36” and smaller will receive top consideration for CoCA’s gallery space in Pioneer Square. Please share your small to medium sized works with us under those dimensions. We also welcome time-based works such as video and/or performance proposals.

Become a Member

This is a member-only call. As an organization run by artists, our membership benefits focus on increasing a healthy network of contemporary artists and arts leaders across the globe. All current members will be included in the printed catalog and gain access to portfolio reviews with top curators and arts leaders, exclusive discounts at Seattle arts businesses, and entry to special members-only networking events. Not a member yet? Sign up today.

Calendar of Events

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time
Exhibition Dates: March 7 – April 20, 2019
Members Only Party: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 5-7pm
Opening Reception: Thursday March 7, 2019, 6-9pm, part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 20, 4-6pm
Members Only Portfolio Review: Saturday, April 20, 1-3pm

All events are held at CoCA in Pioneer Square, 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, December 7th from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, December 7th 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!

Ashland Gallery Association December Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Art Happenings!

Photographers’ Gallery

Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 years Later.

 

 Bobbi Murphy’s new show, Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 Years Later, opens on Friday, December 7th at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center and will run through January.

 

Yosemite holds wonderful memories for me – of autumn walks in golden meadows and full moon nights along the Merced River listening to great horned owls call to their families on cold evenings. Tramping through spring meadows flooded with snow runoff, riotous with wild flowers.  John Muir walked here and helped create America’s second great National Park.

 

There is no denying the impact of climate change on the park: drought, fire, pine beetles have killed 129 million trees in California and Yosemite has not been spared. It is heartbreaking to see and experience while remembering how magnificent it was just a few short years ago. But the tourists come in crowds greater than ever.

 

Despite all that we have done to it, Yosemite is still a glorious, spectacular place that makes a heart sing, even in the midst of destruction and devastation. We are loving it to death and yet, somehow don’t love it enough to save it and ourselves.

Bobbi Murphy, Lone Tree, photograph

Ashland Art Center

Giving Tree Program

Help a local child and celebrate the Holiday’s by donating to Ashland Art Center’s Giving Tree.

December First Friday will be packed with excitement at Ashland Art Center.  We will be kicking off our First Friday Weekend Sale, 10% off, December 7, 8 & 9th.   Handcrafted work by local artists will include: paintings; photography; prints; jewelry; scarves; fiber art; woodwork; ceramics. 

Shop, enjoy wine and music and help a child in need!  We hope will you join us and spread some holiday cheer.  

Giving Tree

Giving Tree

Gallerie Karon

Gifts By The Gifted

Gallerie Karon’s December show features all of our artists with gifts for the holidays. Let us be your personal shopper – bring your list – we’re here to help.

The biggest news is that Gallerie Karon is expanding! Our new addition, “The Feathered Wing”, will be open by the holidays! In this new area, accessible through our main gallery, is a two-part section. The first is full of small, multiple use furniture pieces for smaller spaces. The second is a special area for Oriental furniture and accessories with larger scale antique Buddhas and Quan Yins. It’s a serene room far away from today’s problems and filled with things that you can use to create your own serene space at home.

We’ll have a Grand Opening once the expansion is completed, but the move is on!

Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon

The Shepherd’s Dream

A Study on the Transition of Life

Nora Costley, Watercolorist, shares her artistic evolution through self-discovery and the mystery of the universe. Nora is a world traveler and holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of New Mexico.  Her work has been displayed in the National Museum of Art in Washington, DC.  She currently resides in the Rogue Valley. 

She enjoys many forms of art including sculpture, traditional pottery making in Japan, Installation and Photography.  Even as a watercolorist, Nora feels an artist does not need to stick with the same subject or medium.  She prefers an artist’s creation to reflect the transient beings they are, and continue to demand an evolution as individuals.  She states…”for me art is a constant exploration and experimentation of self and the universe, which parallels the exploration of medium and processes.”  Also…”a driving force is art that stimulates personal power and freedom in myself and others.”  Her practice has evolved from that of discovering and resolving the internal, to decoding the world at large.  Often her ideas flow, and it’s not until a piece is complete, that it either is understood or not.  The universe is of great curiosity to her, but as with Nora’s artistic endeavor, she is satisfied with the mystery.

Nora Costley, “Take Your Power Back” watercolor

Nora Costley, “Take Your Power Back” watercolor

Special Event!

Lithia Artisans Market

Lithia Artisans Holiday Market

Friday, December 14 ~ 10am-7pm
Saturday, December 15 ~ 10am-6pm
Sunday, December 16 ~ 11am-4pm

Our Holiday Market is moving to the Medford Armory after 13 seasons with the Art Wing at Briscoe Elementary in Ashland. For 2018, we plan to host over 60 artisans at this new location, featuring some of the finest locally crafted gifts you’ll find. Enjoy live music, a family-friendly atmosphere and a chance to support local artisans while shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts.

A raffle drawing will be held on Sunday afternoon at both of our holiday events. The winner receives a $100 gift certificate.  This Holiday Season Support Local Handmade. Join Us!

Artisans Market holiday wares

 

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

 

Please see the attached “Spotlight Exhibits” and December Gallery Tour Map.

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Call For Art- Don’t Fence Me In, Rogue Gallery Annual Members Exhibit

www.roguegallery.org 40 South Bartlett Street Medford Oregon 97501 541-772-8118
The Annual Members’ exhibit in the Main Gallery is a favorite for many. You are invited to bring in one piece for this year’s theme “Don’t Fence Me In”. For this year, break through whatever boundaries you like as the title “Don’t Fence Me In” implies. (Though within our constraints of being a current member, and framing and dimensions requirements listed HERE>>) This is one of the few exhibits you can submit a piece that is not for sale.

Annual Members Exhibit – Don’t Fence Me In

Drop-off one piece on the theme “Don’t Fence Me In” on Friday, November 2,10am-5pm and Saturday, November 3, 11:00-3:00 pm. The exhibit runs November 9-December 21, 2018. The reception is Friday, November 16, 2018, 5-8pm. Pick-up is Saturday, December 22, 2018 11am-3pm and Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 10am-5pm.

ELIGIBILITY
•Artists must be current members of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center. They may become a member at the time of drop-off.
• Work is your original art (no reproductions) created within the last two years.
• Photographs and hand-pulled prints are signed.
• Work is in excellent condition (clean mats and frames).
• Work is properly framed and wired for hanging. For safety of artwork, we do not allow saw tooth hangers.
• Watercolors and works on paper must be covered by glass or Plexiglas with no exposed edges (closed frames only). Wrapped canvas is ok.
• Outer dimensions (including frame) are 40” x 40”.
• Please do not submit work that has previously been display in any of our galleries.
• Artist receives 60% of sale price: Rogue Gallery receives a 40% commission of retail sale.

Forms: Inventory & Artist Agreement and Art Labels

www.roguegallery.org