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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

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April 02, 2019
ARTISTS MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION Artists Magazine’s Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of Artists Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in Artists Magazine. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2nnyvmA




April 30, 2019 SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | GLOBAL MELTDOWN
 This call is for a thematic exhibition based on the Global Meltdown Crisis, all aspects of the crisis, be it global, local, personal, environmental, financial, psychological, scientific and/or spiritual. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, June 14 – July 13, 2019 . Entry is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2VrYF6l

March 04, 2019 CAMERA USA® 2019: NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT $5,000 PRIZE Now in its 9th year, Camera USA® 2019 is a national competition created by the Naples Art Association to inspire and encourage photographers of all skill levels and from all regions of the USA. The exhibit program features 3 professional jurors, one prize of $5,000, five $100 honorable mention awards, and culminates with a photography exhibit in Naples, Florida from June 3 through July 5, 2019. Entry Fee. Details: 239-262-6517 OR https://bit.ly/2Pw7Y1L OR [email protected]

 

March 06, 2019ANNMARIE’S SALON DES REFUSES: LAST CHANCE SHOW & SALE Modeled after the Parisian Salon of 1862, Annmarie’s Salon des Refuses, or ’exhibition of rejects’, will include works that have previously been turned down by a gallery or show, or just haven’t sold. Let’s give these rejects, underappreciated, and misunderstood works another chance! Entry Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://bitly.com/2HIDzyu

 

March 08, 2019TIME JURIED CALL FOR ARTISTS NATIONAL Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition May 4 – June 1, 2019. Juried by James H. Rubin, Time seeks visual works that engage the notion of time on some level, whether relating to the concept, the experience, or the evocation of time. The exhibition will accept all visual art mediums except sound and video. Awards: $800 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, $250 Third Place Entry Fee. Details: 631-862-6575 ORhttps://www.millspondgallery.org/calls-for-entry#/new-page-1 OR [email protected]

 

March 08, 2019THE BIENNIAL OF POSTER BOLIVIA BICEBé® 2019 The Biennial of the Poster Bolivia BICeBé® is the most important international event of design and visual arts in Bolivia and the Southern Cone. More than 15,000 student and professional designers have participated of the activities and from more than 76 countries around the world has been part of the exhibitions, making the BICeBé a true global celebration of design. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2OOrzux

 

March 08, 2019INSIGHT INVESTMENT ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019 The competition is organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, London. There are two competitions: Adult Competition and Young Competition. • The Adult competition is open to anyone aged 16 and over • The Young competition is open to anyone under 16. Entrants may submit up to ten photos. Entries may feature any astronomical subject. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2BfdChn

 

March 11, 20192019 KREFT JURIED NATIONAL EXHIBITION ‘Permanence and Change’ – To be human is to change. We can explore these themes with depictions in the contrast of the spiritual—one’s relationship to the body or to the phenomena of the physical world. With themes ranging from the decay of atoms to the constancy of love, how can we find ways to recognize and reconcile these two elements of human existence and desire within the visual arts? Entry Fee. Details: 734-995-4610 OR https://www.cuaa.edu/life/kreft-arts-program/gallery.html OR [email protected]

 

March 13, 2019 ARCXA: THEME OF ARCHITECTURE IN ART Gallery Ten Seven welcomes two-dimensional submissions that feature architecture (built environment) as a subject matter or theme in a variety of forms including painting, digital imagery and collage. Submissions may feature a variety of architecture elements beyond building as object – built, unbuilt or conceptual. Exhibit runs from March 18 through April 15, 2019. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/gly107c OR [email protected]

 

March 15, 2019 BOLDPAS: A DAY OF ART & PLAY IN OLD PASADENA Call for Artist Submissions for one-day community art event in Pasadena, CA. Temporary, site-specific installations that utilize upcycled materials and encourage public engagement. Six $750 stipends awarded. Open to LA-area artists, emerging/student artists encouraged to apply. Full Call available on Old Pasadena website. No Entry Fee. Details: 626-356-9725 OR https://www.oldpasadena.org/boldpas OR [email protected]

 

March 15, 2019 2019 CALL FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS Davis Editions is a contemporary print publisher and online sales platform. We collaborate with today’s leading artists to publish and sell unique limited edition prints. We are currently accepting submissions for our annual call for contemporary artists. The selected artist will be invited to publish a print with Davis Editions. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2V0xwHb OR [email protected]

 

March 15, 2019 ART OF ENGRAVING SCHOLARSHIP Course explores traditional methods used in making medals & coins. All disciplines encouraged to apply; no prior experience in sculptural engraving required. Chosen applicants receive full scholarships for 2 consecutive Seminars. June 15-20, 2019 / June TBD, 2020 Course underwritten by Gilroy and Lillian P. Roberts Foundation, in honor of Gilroy Roberts, 9th Chief Engraver of the US Mint. No Entry Fee. Details: 719-482-9810 OR http://bitly.com/2t6hIH4 OR[email protected]

 

March 17, 2019 CALL OUT TO ARTISTS FOR FRINGE ARTS BATH FESTIVAL 2019 Inviting Artists & Creatives from across the globe to respond to 18 exhibition & event proposals for FaB19, a 17 day free festival of contemporary visual arts. Free submission. FaB aims to raise the profile of contemporary visual arts in Bath, providing opportunities for early career/emerging Artists, putting art in unusual places in unexpected ways for people to happen across & interact with. No Entry Fee. Details: https://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/

 

March 17, 2019 NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY MOMENTRUM Though a photograph is a snapshot in time, the world around us is in constant motion. This call is about how you capture the idea of motion/momentum in a single frame; photographs that clearly send a message to the viewer that the subject or the camera/lens is moving. Is the position of the subject the indication – a wave arched to crash, or a ballerina in mid air? See website for complete call Entry Fee. Details: 917-359-2642 OR http://www.nyc4pa.com OR[email protected]

 

March 20, 2019 DRAGONS MAIL ART EXHIBIT CALL FOR ART Send art for exhibit at ETG Book Cafe, 208 Bay St, Staten Island April 6–27, 2019 (Part of the St George Day Festival) Mail to: Day de Dada, 123 Scribner Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301 provide your name & email. optional submission: email jpg at 100% scale 1650 x 1275_150 dpi daydedada at yahoo.com ALL work received will be sold with sales going to support the St George Day Festival NO RETURNS No Entry Fee. Details: http://daydedada.com OR[email protected]

 

March 22, 2019 2019 BIENNALE NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION Art League of Hilton Head invites you to send your best work. $5,000 in cash prizes. All artwork selected by jurors will be exhibited May 7-June 1, 2019 in Art League Gallery, a state of the art gallery with high tourist and community visibility. Judge is artist Alan Flattmann of New Orleans. Notification April 5. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/Biennale2019 OR [email protected]

 

March 22, 2019 XVIII VIDEOMINUTE INTERNATIONAL CONTEST The competition is organized by the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Each participant may submit up to 5 videos (fiction or animation). The video must be no longer than 1 minute (60 seconds). Video can be on any subject. Film must be subtitled in Spanish or in English. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Bh5xc2

 

March 25, 2019 DE/COMPOSITION: A NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION Awards $1,000 in cash awards. Best in Show receives $500. A national juried exhibition with a focus on things decomposing, being in a state of decay, deconstructed, or paired down. Both the conceptual side as well as technical/ compositional side of the theme will be encouraged. Open to artists working in all media. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Application Fee. Details: 315-462-0210 ORhttp://www.mainstreetartsgallery.com/submissions.html OR [email protected]

 

March 25, 2019 INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, ALL CITYSCAPE Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 6th Annual International 2019 “ALL Cityscape” Competition. Competition opens February 25, 2019 and closes March 24, 2019. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held. Awards will be given. Winners announced 4/10/19. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR https://tinyurl.com/2019-cityscape OR [email protected]

 

March 31, 2019 CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR ARTSFEST ’19 FINE ARTS FESTIVAL Join us for our 26th Anniversary – Sept 21 & 22, 10am-5pm both days! Artsfest is an annual juried arts festival held at beautiful Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Solomons, Maryland, where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR https://annmariegarden.wufoo.com/forms/26th-annual-artsfest-2019-artist-application OR [email protected]

 

April 01, 2019 2019 WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST The contest is organized by Winning Writers. You may submit one humor poem, in English. Your poem should not exceed 250 lines in length. You may submit published or unpublished work. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2l8f0zu

 

April 02, 2019 CALL FOR ENTRIES EBB & FLOW: THE POWER OF WATER Vital to Earth and all known forms of life, water holds awesome powers of creation, destruction, and transformation. This exhibit invites artists to submit works that explore the power, meaning, and majesty of water, from its chemical composition to its economic importance, to its terror and allure. All media welcome; small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works to be included in the show. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 ORhttp://bitly.com/2VgaGvA OR [email protected]

 

April 02, 2019 ARTISTS MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION Artists Magazine’s Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of Artists Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in Artists Magazine. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2nnyvmA

 

April 05, 2019 LGBTQ REGIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBIT Exhibit runs June 1-30 at Erie Art Gallery. Jurors are Sharon Louden, Artistic Director of Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution and Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic. LGBTQ artists 18+ years old who reside within 150 miles of Erie, PA are eligible to submit work. CASH AWARDS. Sponsored by Greater Erie Alliance for Equality. DETAILS: ErieArtGallery.com or GreaterErieAlliance.com. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.ErieArtGallery.com ORhttp://www.GreaterErieAlliance.com

 

April 30, 2019 SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | GLOBAL MELTDOWN This call is for a thematic exhibition based on the Global Meltdown Crisis, all aspects of the crisis, be it global, local, personal, environmental, financial, psychological, scientific and/or spiritual. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, June 14 – July 13, 2019 . Entry is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2VrYF6l


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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

March 2019 at Art du Jour in Medford Features Mary Jo Heath and Guest Artist Carl Seyboldt

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will be exhibiting the pastel work of Mary Jo Heath, in addition to the fine art paintings and illustration work of Carl Seyboldt continuing to be on display in the Salon through the end of March,  Plan on joining us for our Third Friday reception 3/15/19, 5:00-8:00 pm.  Musical entertainment will be announced on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) prior to the event.

Featured Artist Mary Jo Heath

Mary Jo Heat "Blue Collar" exhibit

Mary Jo Heat “Blue Collar” exhibit. Image provided by the artist. 2/19

Mary Jo Heath was born in Coos Bay, Oregon and moved to the Rogue Valley with her family when she was five. After attending school in Central Point and Medford High School, she went on to earn two bachelor degrees from Southern Oregon College and the University of Oregon.  Now retired after teaching art in public schools for more than 30 years, her inspiration for this month’s featured exhibit comes from watching workers and their machinery toiling around her neighborhood. The results offer a vehicle for expression of color, shape and texture from her unique perspective.

Mary Jo Heath "Blue Collar" exhibit

Mary Jo Heath “Blue Collar” exhibit. Image provided by the artist. 2/19

Guest Artist Carl Seyboldt

The historical artwork of Carl Seyboldt on display at Art du Jour gallery through March 2019.

The historical artwork of Carl Seyboldt on display at Art du Jour gallery through March 2019.

While Carl Seyboldt specializes in painting and drawing wildlife, western scenes and historical subject matter, rarely does he have an opportunity to display illustrations that his advanced art students through Rogue Community College can recognize. A group of mystical castles with surrounding caricature serves as a model toward understanding perspective in a two-dimensional drawing. These gems are rarely seen in the public arena since most art shows he participates in are geared toward western artists.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see Carl’s exquisite artwork.

Carl Seyboldt illustration reprinted by permission of the artist.

Carl Seyboldt illustration reprinted by permission of the artist.

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

Art du Jour will be offering our “People’s Choice” art contests for 2019. Beginning in March we will have a contest for all mediums and the theme is “Landscapes and Still Life”.  May will be our 3rd annual photography contest with the theme being “My Favorite Photo”.  As in the past the popular photography contest will be on display and voted on during Art in Bloom. August the theme will be “Summer Fun” to include all mediums, and October the theme will be “Changing Seasons” also to include all mediums. In the event of a large turnout for the “all medium” contests, we may divide the judging into two separate categories between photography and painting.  See our website for entry rules and entry form, or stop by the gallery during our regular open hours

As one of downtown Medford’s premiere art galleries, we are now actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our cooperative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event.  Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website: www.artdujourgallery.com for full membership information.

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

Meeting Bob Dylan and My Forrest Gump Life

Meeting Bob Dylan and My Forrest Gump Life

by Wendy Gell

Last revised November 18 , 2018

I was living near the corner of Bleecker and MacDougal street in 1975, at the center of the West Village. My songwriting days were over, and I had started my jewelry business. Dot and Dora two black sisters worked for me making barrettes.

pink floral barrette by Wendy Gell

One of my floral barrettes

Dora would set them up with the hot glue gun following my designs and Dot would then glue them with epoxy. My apartment was 3 flights upstairs a railroad flat. The rooms were all in a row. My bedroom looked over Bleecker street, the bathroom at the other end. The bath tub in the kitchen had a table top that came down and became the kitchen counter. I loved it. I would be fast asleep when the sisters came in to work.

I went out some nights to a bar on MacDougal street, called Kettle of Fish to relax with a glass of vodka and my journal, a big black book filled with drawings and clippings pasted in. I settled in for a night of juke box music with my book and colored pencils.

A tall handsome man with piercing blue eyes and a cap asked if he could sit down with me. My heart stopped beating in my chest and I lost my breath.

Oh My God. It was the man who had written the sound track to my entire life. Bob Dylan.

Wendy at age fiften wearing her Fernwood High jacketMy first boyfriend, Bill Steigerwaldt, and I fell in love to Dylan’s music. I was the new girl in school having moved to the outskirts of Portland from NYC when I was fifteen. Someone tugged on my hair, I turned around to see the bluest eyes I had ever seen. Bill was 6 feet 5 ½ inches. One half inch more and they would not have sent him to Viet Nam. They didn’t make the uniforms that big.

We fell in love. I had the star of David around my neck. I didn’t know then I was the only Jewish person in school. My mother said not only did you bring home a giant but a German!

And his song– She Belongs to Me, was My Song, Bill said.

“She has everything she needs, she’s an artist she don’t look back. She can take the dark out of the nighttime and paint the daytime black.”

I could not believe my eyes. I mumbled, “of course.” And motioned for him to sit down.

“She never stumbles, she’s got no place to fall, she’s nobody child, the law can’t touch her at all.”

I heard he frequented the neighborhood but never saw him before this night.

I was dumbstruck and couldn’t say a word. I stared at him like a moron. He looked at the bright elaborate rhinestone bracelets on both my wrists and asked about them. I said I made them. He said liked them and they looked like they were from under the sea. He asked about my book if he could look at it. I said sure. He glanced at the pages of drawings, pages cut from magazines collages, some of my favorite poems and there were pop up 3 D- pages I had glued in from kid’s books. Also, a language I discovered or invented where I see words in impossible places, I call Wenglish.

'Paint with Gratitude,' from Wendy Gell's picture journal.

“Paint with Gratitude,” from my picture journal.

 

A collage with a picture of Jerry Hall in my Statue of Liberty Crown and Torch in Vanity Fair

A collage with a picture of Jerry Hall in my Statue of Liberty Crown and Torch in Vanity Fair

I wanted to tell him that his music meant the world to me.

“If today was not an empty highway. If tonight was not a crooked trail if tomorrow was not a long time, then lonesome would mean nothing to me at all.” Bill had gone to Viet Nam. Bob’s music, Masters of War, The times they are a Changing’, were Everything to us.

I looked at him while he looked at my book as I tried to gather myself together.

He might as well have been the Pope or the President. I was numb. He was the coolest, most important person I had ever met, and I could not say a word.wenDYLANd

Half a magical hour flew by and many questions later as he did all the talking. He smiled a big grin said good bye and left, and I was too numb to even ask for his phone number. I was so mad at myself. We could have been friends forever if the damn cat didn’t get my tongue.

I had a whole gallery on my previous website called Wendyland. It is all artwork inspired by the songs of Bob Dylan. There is a lot of word play in Wendyland, Dylan is always in the middle of Wendyland.

beast, one of Wendy Gell's custom made dolls

Painting of Beast and my dolls

Once when I went to a Dylan concert with some friends and my doll Beast was with us, we were fooling around. Someone from Bob’s group came to us and said, “Bob doesn’t mind that you brought her but don’t forget whose concert it is.”

So, I put Beast on the floor quietly and watched. Thankfully she didn’t act up and bite me.

“Shut Up!” growled Beast!

A dog purse. Wendy Gell never wore a regular handbag

A dog purse, I never wore a regular handbag

I went to every Dylan concert within 100 miles all my life and went to more then I can count. All us Dylanophiles would recognize each other after so many years. We knew each other and had a ball. I had a jewel and icon decorated video camera I sometimes brought with me Painting of Beast and my dolls to film the crowd. I used to carry a purse made of a stuffed animal and jeweled.

Wendy's embellished concert poster for Paul siman and bob Dylan - Hottest July Ever

So, I was especially recognizable. It was before the days of AIDS and Fear and everyone was happy and playful. I would publish my concert review on the pages of Bob Links for years, they are still online there. I saw him with Paul Simon, Jewel, The Dead, Tom Petty, so many people in New York, Oregon, Jersey, Connecticut, all over. I made and sold art out of the Concert posters.

Wendy Gell with her bejeweled video camera.

With my bejeweled video camera.

One of my friends told me my life was like Forrest Gump. I always seem to be in the right place at the right time to meet the right people. Well I wasn’t at Woodstock, but I was kind of everywhere else.

In the giant earthquake in Guatemala City in the 1970’s I was there. Got so shook up my boyfriend and I broke up then and there after he shit in his pants. He threw my passport at me and I never saw him again.

When the tanks rolled down Michigan Ave at the Chicago Democratic Convention in 1968, I got tear gassed and terrified and met my next boyfriend in a doorway hiding from the cops. I went to live with him in Cambridge Mass where he was going to Harvard to be an architect. I learned to make the best apple pies from the New York Times Cook Book and they would bring their professors home for my pies. It was my only year of domestic life, my boyfriend Howie Konick was a bear of a sweet guy, a Taurus. But I left him to go study scientology in LA with one of his roommates. I wish him well. I never saw him or scientology again.

I was on Oprah’s show in 1986 as her favorite Jewelry designer. She was going to go national the following week. I had just come back from a tour of California for Nordstroms and was exhausted, I didn’t know who Oprah was back then she was only local in Chicago and I said no. They called back. Please, you are her favorite jewelry designer! She wears your earrings on her show 3-4 times a week. Her best friend Gail doesn’t like them thinks they are too flashy for daytime, but Oprah just LOVES you. Please come! So, I did. She was super nice to me. She gave me two segments and even had me do a demonstration. When I did, she said, “it’s just like vacation Bible school.” When I showed my crystal wristies she said,” You must be in a high spiritual plane from working with these crystals,” and I said, “I sure am.”

She asked if I knew what I was doing, and I said, “No, I just say a prayer, take a breath and do my best.”

When asked about the prices of my things, she said, “if you can’t afford $120 for a pair of earrings don’t buy Wendy’s.” She also stated she loved me so much that she was sharing me with all her viewers and had a fashion show with models of all races and ages. I was totally charmed by her. I had no idea she would become the icon celebrity and world leader who she is now. At that time, I was ironically more famous than she was. It was the year of the Statue of Liberty’s Birthday and that was part of the tour I was doing.

Wendy Gell on Oprah's show with her jeweled Liberty crown Wendy Gell on Oprah's show with her jeweled Liberty torchI had my Statue of Liberty Crown and Torch with me and she held it up and said “there’s a liberty celebration in my neighborhood. This is what to wear!”

She was just phenomenal. And hilarious. I loved her.

 

cover of single written by Wendy and Jackie de Shannon, Jimmie, Just Sing Me One More SongWhen I was a songwriter in the 1970’s I rode alone in an elevator with Clive Davis at Columbia Records going 31 floors down and got up the nerve to introduce myself and tell him we had a song coming out on his label with Jackie de Shannon.

We made it to bubbling under on the Billboard charts but no hit. It was the follow up to Put a Little Love in Your Heart.

I also rode in an elevator alone with Jesse Jackson once going to a fundraiser for him held by my friend Princess Lilly Lawrence who I made jeweled tiaras for. It was in a hotel in New York where she lives.

I even met Mohammed Ali waiting for our baggage alone in an airport and we got to talk for 20 minutes. I could see it was hard for him to find words, so we talked about simple things and sat silently as well.

Maurice, Wendy Gell's first laptop computer

Maurice, my first laptop computer

I also spent a few sublime hours with the writer of Roots, Alex Haley, before I ever saw the show because he saw me typing in my computer Maurice in an airport lounge. He asked if we could have dinner together.

I said of course. He told me he became a writer in the army when his friends would have him write love letters to their girl friends because he had such a good way with words. The reason he wanted to sit down with me was because of my computer named Maurice.

I had painted a Buddha’s face on Maurice and when it was open I guess people across the room could see it. I was in airports often. I traveled all the time doing truck shows for my business. I worked on my writing in my computer on the road.

In this case Play.

One of Wendy Gell's favorite all time fashion photos of her work.

One of my favorite all time fashion photos of my work.

A picture of my jewelry with two wristies, Statue of Liberty Crown worn backwards and ring, and earrings.

I loved this editorial shot. It was in a book about costume jewelry, All that Glitters, The Glory of Costume Jewelry, by Jody Sheilds, Max Vadukul Photographas, published by Rizzoli New York.

I love her eating Chinese food, and the tin foil wand. I always thought it was a joke for me.

I have the opposite of paranoia. I made it up. I call it pronoia. When you think people are doing nice things for you behind your back. It’s not a mental illness, it’s a mental wellness.

I guess I was born on a lucky day. It was in the giant snow storm of 1948; the same year Israel was also born, on the first day of spring. The night before I was born my Mom and Dad watched a 5-alarm fire sitting on pickle barrels, in downtown Manhattan. My Dad was kind of a fire buff and loved to watch them put out fires.

Mona Lisa assemblage, by Wendy GellHe was a true artist and took me to the Museum of Modern Art when I was only 3 for classes because I was so precocious. My mom was mentally ill and very abusive. She called me Garbage and Ox, Miss Pimples of 1966. But my Dad would take me to the museums in New York all the time and saved this little girls creative spirit by buying me anything I wanted at the gift store there. I clearly remember when I saw the tall twisted forms of Giacometti’s figures, I understood at that young age of three how the artist sees something with new eyes in a way that creates a reality of their own. At the gift store there was a painting of a tree with hidden figures of children in it I remember so well finding the children in it counting them and delighting in finding more each time with my father. It’s the only thing I remember that he bought from from the museum. I remember being older and hearing a fire had partially destroyed it at the Museum of Modern Art and later it was restored. I never remember the real name. We called it the Tree of Life.

I was always obsessed with the Mona Lisa and have done many versions with her likeness. In this version-American Mona Lisa. The reason she is smiling is because she is covering her wrist, her bejeweled bracelet cuff, that I make and wear, with her hand. You can see the jewels pouring out behind her fingers. It is our little secret. La Dee Da Vinci.

 

 

 

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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

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

Ashland Pony Espresso

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

Hanson Howard Gallery

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.

Dia de los Muertos poster

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!