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Bowls of Hope Fights Hunger and Celebrates Art

Bowls of Hope Event Raises Funds to Feed the Hungry in Jackson County

ACCESS, Options for Southern Oregon and local restaurants collaborate

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On Thursday, May 17 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center in Medford, the non-profit organizations ACCESS and Options for Southern Oregon invite the public to “Bowls of Hope.”

This new fundraising event celebrates the community and local artists in a collaboration to help fight hunger and serve people of all ages who have mental health needs in Jackson County.

Bowls of Hope features hand-painted ceramic bowls crafted by local students and artists. Attendees will select and take home a bowl as a memento and reminder that thousands of bowls in Jackson County go unfilled every year.

Local restaurants are donating soups, breads and desserts to serve attendees. All soups will be voted on and one restaurant will win the “People’s Choice – Soup of the Year” award. The event also features live entertainment and a silent auction.

Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at ACCESS, 3630 Aviation Way in Medford, online at www.accesshelps.org or at Art in Bloom at the Art4Joy booth. For tickets and more information, call 541-774-4312 or 541-244-4138.

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Nancy Yturriaga Adams

Nancy Yturriaga Adams

Five Lizard Bowl by Nancy Yturriaga Adams,side view
Five Lizard Bowl by Nancy Yturriaga Adams

Nancy Yturriaga Adams is a renowned clay artist whose ceramic vessels are intricately designed with lifelike creatures and flora in natural colors. Art Presence Art Center was honored to admit her as a member in early 2018.

portrait of Nancy Yturriaga Adams, riding her horse on her Applegate Valley, Oregon ranch

Artist Statement

Pursuing an education in classical literature inadvertently led me to a ceramics class my first year of college but the truth is that I knew I was interested in the art of the making of things from the time I was a child. I always loved nature and all kinds of animals and plants. All I ever wanted to do was to saddle up my horse and ride out into the forest and watch the sky, the colors and have many adventures along the way. Today I still practice a simple, disciplined life balancing riding my horses on the ranch and on into the National Forest with hours in my studio.

People often ask me, Where do you get your ideas?! I smile to myself for I know well that the Muse comes quietly for those who wait in a disciplined way. Influenced as I am by Greco-Roman and Egyptian mythologies I find the Native American interpretation of life thru totem plants and animals to be the most comfortable. I so enjoy the studio life where the making shifts into a meditation offering relief from everyday cares and worries. I also value the many friendships I’ve made along the way and find that gratitude is essential for a happy, productive life.

Outside the Art Presence Art Center gallery, Nancy’s most recent exhibit is at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin  “Beasts:  Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection” Feb. 18-June 10, 2018. The museum’s director just confirmed that several of her pieces will be included in their permanent collection.  Her next showing here in Oregon will be at the Oregon Potters Association SHOWCASE at the Oregon Convention Center on April 27, 29, 29, 2018. www.oregonpotters.org

Nancy’s magnificent work speaks for itself, and the list of galleries and museums where her work has been shown tells the story of her recognition as a master ceramic artist.:

Selected Museum Shows

2018 “Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection” February 18-June 10, 2018 Racine Art Museum Racine, Wisconsin
2007 “Teapots: From Craft to Art” Invitational Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, Oregon
2005 “Particles and Passion: The Art of Clay”, invitational, Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland
“For the Love of Flowers”, invitational, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design, Louisville, Kentucky
2004 “Bottled Spirits”, invitational, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design, Louisville, Kentucky
2003 “Planting, Potting and Pruning: Artists and the Cultivated Landscape” invitational, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI.
“Ohio Arts and Crafts: Tradition and Legacy” invitational, Ohio Crafts Museum, Columbus, Ohio
“Great Pots! Contemporary Ceramics, From Function to Fantasy” from the museum permanent collection, Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey.
2001 Once Upon A Time: Artists Examine Fairy Tales, Legends and Myth, invitational, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
1997 98 “L’Chaim: A Kiddush Cup Invitational, ” San Francisco Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (catalogue available)
“Lake Michigan: From Placid Pool to Raging Flood,” invitational, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
1995 “A Madcap Teapot Party at the Renwick, ” invitational, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
“Let’s Play House: Artists and the Domestic Environment,” invitational, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
1994 “Masters of Contemporary Ceramics, ” Private Collection Showing, Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ
1987-88 “27th Ceramic National Exhibition Now”, April June 1987, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY. An international traveling exhibition.

Selected Exhibitions

2018 Wood Symphony Three Shows: “Hot Tea!” June 8-24, “1st Annual Box Show” August 7-31. “Small Treasures” October 5-21.
2013-2015 “Hot Tea” Del Mano Gallery , Los Angles, California www.delmano.com
2014 Cedar Creek Gallery National teapot Show 1X Invitational, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, North Carolina
2013 “Teapots 7” Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, invitational, Pittsburg, PA.
2012 “Small Treasures”, invitational, Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
2010 “Teapots”,invitational,Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburg, PA.
2008 “Hot Tea, 2008”, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA.
2007 “Hot Tea, 2007”, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA.
2006 “Craftforms 2006, 12th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.
“Teapots: Universal Adoration” invitational, Pewabic Pottery Main Galleries, Detroit, Michigan
“Man Hatter’s Tea”, Oregon Potter’s Association, Skutt Ceramic Products Building, Portland, Oregon
2005 “Hot Tea! 2005 ”, invitational, del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA.
2004 “Tea and Fantasy”, invitational, Alianza Gallery, Boston, MA.
“Hot Tea”, invitational, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA
1997-98 “Hitachi Data Systems Tea Show”, invitational private corporate exhibit, Hitachi Corp. Headquarters, Santa Clara, CA
1996 “Celestial Seasonings, A Loose Interpretation,” Invitational Teapot Exhibit, Boulder, CO
“Contemporary Teapots at SOFA Miami,” an invitational, presented by the Ferrin Gallery, Miami, FL
1993 “Chicago New Art Forms, Chicago Navy Pier, Ferrin Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Tea Party”, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
1987 “Tea for 200” Incorporated Gallery, New York, NY
1985 “Teapots”, the Stanford M. Besser Collection of Contemporary Teapots, Arkansas Art Center, Decorative Arts Museum
“Teapot Exhibit: From Craft to Art” Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA.
1981 Richmond Designer & Craftsman Show, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.

Craft Shows

Scottsdale Arts Festival, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2015
Oregon Potters Association, “Showcase”, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, 2004-18
Salem Arts Festival, Salem, Oregon, 2011-2012
Association of Clay and Glass Artists, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA., 2000-2010, 2013-2018
Local Clay, Annual Show, Eugene, OR., 2002-2018
Clayfolk, Annual Show, Medford Armory, Medford, OR., 2003-2018
Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair, Bellevue, Washington, 2007-2010
Contemporary Crafts Market, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. 2006-2012
American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL, 1994, 1996, 1997,2000-2
Art in the Pearl, Portland, Oregon, 2002-4, 2008, 2010,2012, 2016
Crafts at the Castle, Boston, MA, 1996,1999
Philadelphia Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA, 1990 – 1995,2001
Washington Craft Show, Smithsonian, Washington, DC, 1990
Winter Craft Market, Baltimore, 1987 – 2001
American Craft Council, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, 1981, 1983-2018
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA, 1978 1982, 1986, 1989 1994, 1996 2000
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley, CA, 1979 1994, 1997
Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Marin County, CA 1970-1972

Selected Awards/Commissions/Honors

2007 Curator, Grants Pass Museum of Art, Teapots, From Craft to Art
2006 Portland Arts Festival, Sculpture Award
2003 Best of Show, Clayfest, Eugene, Oregon
2002 Juror, by invitation, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL.
2003 Best of Show, Art in the Pearl,2003, Portland, Oregon
1999 Sausalito Art Festival, Best in Ceramics, Cash Award
1998 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Sculptural Ceramics, Cash Award
1997 Juror, by invitation, Sausalito Art Festival
1996 Blue Ribbon in Ceramics, Sausalito Art Festival, Cash Award
1993 Elected media juror for Ceramics, American Craft Enterprises
1994 Benefactors Gift, “Woodland Votive” a limited special edition, commissioned by the Women’s Committee for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1992 Juror, by invitation, for the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
1992 Invitation to the White House, Washington, DC, to contribute a piece to the permanent collection

1992 NICHE Award
1991 Smith & Hawken Award of Excellence, Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
1991 Tuttleman Award of Excellence in Ceramics, Philadelphia Craft Show
1990 Individual Grant for Excellence in Crafts, Marin Arts Council
1990 Juror, by invitation, for the Sausalito Arts Festival
1990 Best of Show, Sausalito Art Festival, Cash Award
1989 Best of Show, Sausalito Art Festival, Cash Award

Public & Private Collections

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California,
Newark Museum of Art, Ceramic Collection, Newark, NJ
Saks Fifth Avenue, Private Corporate Collection, Chicago and Denver
Corporate Teapot Collection of Celestial Seasonings, Inc., “Tension Tamer Tea,” Boulder, CO
The Stanford M Besser Collection, Arkansas
Private collection of Fleur Bresler, Rockville, MD
Mike & Carol Mendelson, Washington Depot, CT
Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Margolis
Ms. Jane Korman
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Cohn
Mrs. Robert McNeil, Jr.
Ms Jennifer Taggart
Mr. Takeo Yamaki Diibiru

Selected Media

Ceramics Today, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA.. 2009
Association of Clay and Glass Artists,2011
Grants Pass Daily Courier, Video/www.thedailycourier.com, February4, 2010
Distinctly Northwest, Sophisticated Living, Signature Style, Renowned Artist travel The Applegate Trail 2007
500 Teapots, Lark Books, 2002
Santa Rosa Press Democrat, “Spinning on Nature’s Intuition,” interview by Andrew Jowers, January 3, 1996
American Craft Magazine, “Portfolio,” August September, 1989
Ceramics Monthly, “Trial & Error Success,” February 1989

Professional Affiliations

Association of California Clay and Glass Artists (Emeritus member/25 plus years)
Oregon Potters Association
American Craft Council, exhibiting member
Local Clay, Eugene, Oregon
Clayfolk, Medford, Oregon

Contact Information:

Sweetwater Ranch

Email: nancyyturriaga@gmail.com
6909 Thompson Creek Road

Website: www.nancyadams.net
Online : www.etsy.com/shop/nancyadamsclayartist

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Yupo Curiosity

I’ve just finished some new work to hang the beginning of February at Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland, Oregon. My curiosity took me into the land of Yupo: A non-porous plastic like painting surface. I’ve always loved the spontaneity of working with flow, knowing that here is a potential for more layers. This trick on Yupo just melts the layer before because of the slick surface. Oh My! This may be a short lived adventure but I feel that old familiar tickle asking me “What If?”. Hmmmmmm……..

Harvest a Change of Season at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon

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Our SHOWS change Bi-Monthly,
please come and join us to view our
new art and meet the artists.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE & SUPPORT

RAKU URN
SAGE
by
John Dodero

OREGON GREEN & WHITE
by
Tom Glassman

THE COTTAGE
by
Delores Ribal

IMAGE
by
Charlotte Wirfs

TALL RAKU URN
by
John Dodero

ARCHES
by
Tom Glassman
FOREST PATH
by
Jessica Carrara
RAKU URN PERSIMMON
by
John Dodero
ENCHANTED STAIRWAY
by
Tom Glassman
CHINA TOWN
by
Delores Ribal
DRAWING 2
by
Walt Wirfs
Come and Visit Jacksonville Art Presence Art Center
on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse

OPEN EVERY FRI, SAT, SUN FROM 11-5PM

206 Fifth Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530

Open Studios: How Art is Made - Grants Pass

Get inspired by 23 artists in 18 studio locations throughout Josephine County. Artist’s whose studios are located south of the Rogue River have their studios open on 9/23 & 9/24. The next weekend, 9/30 & 10/1, artists whose studios are north of the Rogue River have their studios open. Both days the studios are open 10 am – 5 pm.
Tickets for the event are $20 per adult. The map of all the studio locations is the ticket. And for the first 150 tickets we have an Artist Guide Book, featuring photos of each artist’s work, and their artist statements. It is a 52 page, 6” x 9” book.  Attendees can visit as many studios as they like, over the course of the 4 days.
We also have a Preview Exhibition in the Grants Pass Museum of Art from 9/20 through 9/28. We have an artist opening (everyone is welcome!!) on Wednesday, September 20th from 5 – 6:30 pm. Admission is always free at the Museum.
 Open Studios How Art is Made Grants Pass and Josephine County this September
Check out the Facebook page with posts about each individual artist. https://www.facebook.com/openstudiosgp/

August Featured Artist

“ Following the Circuitous Thread”

Mixed Media Paintings by Eve Margo Withrow –

August 2017

Art and Soul Gallery

Ashland, OR 

    “ I’m always curious to explore the edge that lies outside the box. From that perspective, I reflect on the essential feeling ingredients of an experience or place.  Many of my favorite and most exciting works are the result of finding imaginative solutions to things run amok. I play and adventure with my expressions. Following threads here and there, I enter the flow of my creative process; head and heart awake and dancing.”
 
Eve is an international award winning professional Artist and is part owner of Art and Soul Gallery in Ashland , Oregon.

Please join us on Friday August 4 from 5-8 pm for a festive evening of Fine Art, Music by Rick Millward, Conversation and some refreshing nibbles!

Sky Lake Moon, 30 x 22 Mixed water media on paper from the Solstice Skies collection by Eve Margo Withrow. ©2015

Sky Lake Moon
30 x 22 Mixed water media on paper

Valley of the Rogue

July Intuitive Painting Class

Reminder for Intuitive Painting Class

Watchful Eyes

Intuitive Painting With Eve

Are you ready to explore the edges of your creativity; Play with and follow the threads of visual expression; laugh with the joy available when you trust your intuition to guide you?

 

Experience and experiment with a variety of non-threatening painting processes. Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted.

 

 

Join me for a playful afternoon of Intuitive Painting on Sunday, July 9th from 12pm to 4pm. Classes are small and comfortable. Price is $50 including materials. Contact me at 541-772-6888 for more information and registration. www.evemargowithrow.com

Angel Art Show , Good Bean Coffee

image002Audrey, my granddaughter, and I will both be in the “Angel” show at Good Bean Coffee in Jacksonville,Or for the month of December! We will have our first Art Opening together this Saturday, Dec 3rd. She is only 11 years old and such a bright and shining light. I’m hoping we might open together many more times. What a blessing! Do join us!

True Colors

True Colors

Angel Show, Good Bean Coffee

“‘Balanced by Grace”
 

Sea Grass

Sea Grass web

This deep pool reminds me of my first snorkeling experience off the Big Island, Hawaii in Captain Cook Bay.  I had never witnessed the aliveness of a coral reef with it’s vibrant forms and color, not to mention the depths of it’s caverns. It was staggering and life changing. I eventually learned to scuba dive but that expansive, first experience has repeatedly been reflected in my most recent Paper Sculptures. I introduce “Sea Grass”.

Solstice Bed

Solstice Bed

While browsing the garden for inspiration, I discovered that the Bamboo I thought I had secured within a deep walled box, had run amok and was vigorously sprouting throughout the adjacent flowers. While snapping them off hoping to at least slow their march, I was taken by their primordial feel. I watched their wrapped leaves unfurl as they dried in my studio.  Prompted by curiosity I followed the nudge and created numerous layers and parts. This circuitous route ended with the forest sprouting from a coral bed . It was the Summer Solstice. Magic always happens then.