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Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition

Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition

Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition is honored to bring together an international juried exhibition of mosaic art from September 19 to October 26, 2016 at The Center for Visual Arts, Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries, Art Building, Southern Oregon University.  The exhibition will be open to the public 10-4, Monday through Friday through October 26. This extraordinary show will be on display for over a month and will coincide with the Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit to be held October 6-9, 2016. The galleries will be open extended hours during the CMA Summit weekend.

 Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition : Samidare, mosaic art by Jill Stevenson Ritter

 Samidare, by Jill Stevenson Ritter

 Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition : The Road Past Horseshoe Bend, triptych, Mosaic art by Rebecca Cambell
The Road Past Horseshoe Bend, Tryptich, by Rebecca  Campbell
This juried exhibition invites us to enter the vast and creative world of both ancient and contemporary mosaic art. The works surprise us as we view traditional and non-traditional executed fine art mosaics which,  incorporate innovative subject matter, techniques and material, allowing the mosaic to burst forth with subtle or aggressive movement, drawing us into the subject and illuminating clarity of the art and our own vision.

The mosaicist assembles small bits of stone, glass, pottery, and/or repurposed material and assembles them into an image, a feeling, a spirit, and a representation. Mosaic artists chop, cut, hammer and nip to create beauty out of those bits. It’s a beautiful order, a deliberate order, an order of the heart, of dreams, of unending skill and patience. These artists represent the world in ways that have never before been seen.
The artists represented in this exhibition have discovered their own artistic “voice” and use mosaic art to express their unique vision of the world around them. The mosaics presented in this exhibit are a delight to the eye and an inspiration to the soul.

Come join us for First Friday Art Walk on October 7, 5:00 to 8:00 PM at SOU Art Building for a chance to view this extraordinary show, meet the artists, purchase a piece of original mosaic art to take home and enjoy a little light refreshment.  The trolley will be running from downtown Ashland and the Railroad District to the SOU campus throughout First Friday.  Park your car on campus and enjoy the trolley art experience!

 Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition : mosaic art by Kate Kerrigan, Sandra Groeneveld and Robyn Spencer Crompton
For more information about the Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition, please visit
contemporarymosaicartsummit.com

Mosaic Invitational Exhibit is Open!

The Mosaic Invitational is open, and absolutely beautiful!  

 
The Mosaic Invitational is open in the Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries on the Southern Oregon University Campus  Oregon Center for the Arts through October 16. Scheduled hours are M-F 10-4 with extended hours during the CMA Summit weekend (October 1-4)
Come join us on First Friday Art Walk for a special artist reception on October 2, 5:00-8:00 PM. There will be wine and light refreshments and a chance to meet the artists. In addition to the mosaic show, the Schneider Museum of Art will be open for the First Friday art walk, as well as the galleries in the Marion Ady  building and student art studios will be open for visitors.  There will be loads to see and do at SOU during the art walk! Start or end your art walk on campus this month!
Julie Richey                                             Azzurro
Over forty recognized mosaic artists will be featured at the Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries at the Oregon Center for the Arts on the Southern Oregon University campus. This extraordinary show will be on display for a month and will coincide with the CAM Summit to be held the first weekend of October. Mosaics in glass, ceramic, cardboard, shells, stones, found objects, cement and a variety of other materials will be featured to showcase the wide variety of artworks being created around the world.
Come join us for First Friday Art Walk on October 2, 5:00 to 8:00 PM at SOU for a chance to meet the artists, view and purchase the extraordinary work and sample wine and light refreshments.
 
Atsuko Laskaris
Atsuko Laskaris Wonders
KAte Kerrigan Alpine Glow
Kate Kerrigan
Alpenglow
Jill McAlvage Smith
Jill McAlvage Smith
Put the Lime in Da Coconut
Kristina Brennen
 We Give Thee Thanks 
Participating Artists include:
Barbara Benson Keith, Jo Braun, Kristen Brennen, Mark Brody, Ilona Brustad, Rebecca Campbell, Irina Charny, Carole Choucair Oueijan, Jeremy Criswell, Tina Ellis, Chris Emmert, Sharra Frank, Anju Jolly, Kath Jones, Kate Kerrington, Sonia King, Kelley Knickerbocker, Jennifer Kuhns, Atsuko Laskaris, Luci Lytle, Jill McAlvage Smith, Dawn Mendelson, Mimi Near, Terry Nicholls, LeeAnn Petropoulos, Gila Rayberg, Laura Rendlen, Julie Richey, Karen Rycheck, Marian Shapiro, Carol Shelkin, John Sollinger , Robyn Spencer-Crompton, Jeff Spindler, Mireille Swinnen, Carol Talkov, Brooks Tower, Joi Tripp, Claire van der Zwan, David van der Zwan, Susan Wechsler, Geoffrey A. Wilson, Wesley Wong
For more information, please contact Sue Springer [email protected]

There’s still time to attend the

  CMA Summit

Ilona
Irina Charny Where Am I?
Mosaic artists are gathering in Ashland for the second annual Contemporary Mosaic Art (CMA) Summit at Southern Oregon University, October 1-4, 2015.  Some events are free and open to the public.  The purpose of the CMA Summit is to gather our online community of mosaic artists for four days of face-to-face interaction with other enthusiasts and show the general public the very best of mosaic art today.
You do not need to be a member of CMA to register for the Summit.  For those who register there will be several events, including workshops, networking meals, and a mosaic marathon to create a mosaic for donation to a local cause, and plenty of opportunity to learn, network and make friends.  Internationally renowned mosaic art instructors – Laura Rendlen, John Sollinger, Carole Choucair Oueijan, Susan Wechsler, Karen Rycheck and Mireille Swinnen will offer workshops for beginners to the advanced.  Dawn Mendelson will lead the construction of mosaic artwork for North Mountain Park and Nature Center in Ashland.  In addition there will be lots of relaxed time at meals to meet and enjoy other artists who are passionate about mosaics.and much more!
The Southern Oregon University community is invited to our various presentations in the practice of mosaic making.  Keynote speaker Brooks Tower speaking on Philosophical Conundrums in The Practice of Mosaic, Dawn Mendelson talking about creating community, Sue Springer, presenting a talk on Moving to The Next Level; Professionalism And Presentation, Kelley Knickerbocker will help us figure out what happens to our creativity.  These presentations will take place in the Stevenson Union, SOU.
The general public is invited to join us for a very special evening with Lilian Broca, who will speak before presenting her documentary, Return to Byzantium: The Art And Life of Lilian Broca at the Meese Auditorium in the Art Building, SOU, on Friday, October 2 at 8:00 pm.  During the First Friday Art Walk immediately preceding Broca’s presentation will be the artist reception for the mosaic exhibit at the Thorndike gallery in the Art Building.  Also, the public is invited to attend the mosaic exhibit and auction at Belle Fiore Estates and Winery on Thursday, October 1, noon to 6 pm.
CMA is dedicated to mosaic artists worldwide who want to share ideas, develop their technique, creativity, and imagination.  We foster interaction between novices and masters of the trade and artform through a variety of formats, including online discussions, support and advice, announcements of opportunities for work or learning, sharing of mosaic images.
go to Contemporarymosaicartsummit.com for more information and to register.
I hope to see you at the Summit!
Sincerely,
Sue
Susan Springer
Illahe Studios

Second Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit

Second Annual

Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit

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The Second Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit is coming to Ashland. This year, many of the events will be held at Southern Oregon University. 
 
Presentations, Workshops, Featured Speakers, mosaic salon and the Second Annual Mosaic Invitational exhibition at the Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries will be held at SOU.
 
Come join us on First Friday Art Walk for a special artist reception on October 5, 5:00-8:00 PM. There will be wine and light refreshments and a chance to meet the artists.

Don’t Miss This!
Ilona
Irina Charny Where Am I?
Mosaic artists are gathering in Ashland for the second annual Contemporary Mosaic Art (CMA) Summit at Southern Oregon University, October 1-4, 2015.  Some events are free and open to the public.  The purpose of the CMA Summit is to gather our online community of mosaic artists for four days of face-to-face interaction with other enthusiasts and show the general public the very best of mosaic art today.
You do not need to be a member of CMA to register for the Summit.  For those who register there will be several events, including workshops, networking meals, and a mosaic marathon to create a mosaic for donation to a local cause, and plenty of opportunity to learn, network and make friends.  Internationally renowned mosaic art instructors – Laura Rendlen, John Sollinger, Carole Choucair Oueijan, Susan Wechsler, Karen Rycheck and Mireille Swinnen will offer workshops for beginners to the advanced.  Dawn Mendelson will lead the construction of mosaic artwork for North Mountain Park and Nature Center in Ashland.  In addition there will be lots of relaxed time at meals to meet and enjoy other artists who are passionate about mosaics.and much more!
The Southern Oregon University community is invited to our various presentations in the practice of mosaic making.  Keynote speaker Brooks Tower speaking on Philosophical Conundrums in The Practice of Mosaic, Dawn Mendelson talking about creating community, Sue Springer, presenting a talk on Moving to The Next Level; Professionalism And Presentation, Kelley Knickerbocker will help us figure out what happens to our creativity.  These presentations will take place in the Stevenson Union, SOU.
The general public is invited to join us for a very special evening with Lilian Broca, who will speak before presenting her documentary, Return to Byzantium: The Art And Life of Lilian Broca at the Meese Auditorium in the Art Building, SOU, on Friday, October 2 at 8:00 pm.  During the First Friday Art Walk immediately preceding Broca’s presentation will be the artist reception for the mosaic exhibit at the Thorndike gallery in the Art Building.  Also, the public is invited to attend the mosaic exhibit and auction at Belle Fiore Estates and Winery on Thursday, October 1, noon to 6 pm.
CMA is dedicated to mosaic artists worldwide who want to share ideas, develop their technique, creativity, and imagination.  We foster interaction between novices and masters of the trade and artform through a variety of formats, including online discussions, support and advice, announcements of opportunities for work or learning, sharing of mosaic images.

Second Annual Invitational Mosaic Art Exhibit

Over forty recognized mosaic artists will be featured at the Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries at the Oregon Center for the Arts on the Southern Oregon University campus. This extraordinary show will be on display for a month and will coincide with the CAM Summit to be held the first weekend of October. Mosaics in glass, ceramic, cardboard, shells, stones, found objects, cement and a variety of other materials will be featured to showcase the wide variety of artworks being created around the world.
Come join us for First Friday Art Walk on October 2, 5:00 to 8:00 PM at SOU for a chance to meet the artists, view and purchase the extraordinary work and sample wine and light refreshments.
 
Atsuko Laskaris
Atsuko Laskaris Wonders
KAte Kerrigan Alpine Glow
Kate Kerrigan
Alpenglow
Jill McAlvage Smith
Jill McAlvage Smith
Put the Lime in Da Coconut
Kristina Brennen
 We Give The Thanks 
Participating Artists include:
Barbara Benson Keith, Jo Braun, Kristen Brennen, Mark Brody, Ilona Brustad, Rebecca Campbell, Irina Charny, Carole Choucair Oueijan, Jeremy Criswell, Tina Ellis, Chris Emmert, Sharra Frank, Anju Jolly, Kath Jones, Kate Kerrington, Sonia King, Kelley Knickerbocker, Jennifer Kuhns, Atsuko Laskaris, Luci Lytle, Jill McAlvage Smith, Dawn Mendelson, Mimi Near, Terry Nicholls, LeeAnn Petropoulos, Gila Rayberg, Laura Rendlen, Julie Richey, Karen Rycheck, Marian Shapiro, Carol Shelkin, John Sollinger , Robyn Spencer-Crompton, Jeff Spindler, Mireille Swinnen, Carol Talkov, Brooks Tower, Joi Tripp, Claire van der Zwan, David van der Zwan, Susan Wechsler, Geoffrey A. Wilson, Wesley Wong
For more information, please contact Sue Springer [email protected]

Still Room in Some Workshops!

The workshops are filling up fast, however there is still room in the following workshops:
 Karen Rycheck 
Workshop Beginners and Newbies  

Beginners & Newbies  no experience required

Thursday, October 1, and Friday, October 2, 2015
 9 am to 4 pm
Lunch on own
Course cost: $240 – materials included
Number of students: 12 max
Held at SOU
Carole Choucair Oueijan
Workshop  

Two Techniques Intertwined into One Mosaic

Intermediate to Advanced
Thursday, October 1, and Friday, October 2, 2015
 9 am to 4 pm
Lunch on own
Course fee $350 – materials included
Number of students:  min 6, max 10
Held at SOU in the Stevenson Union, room 315a
Susan Weschler

Mask Making – Telling Your Meaningful Visual Story

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Thursday, October 1 and  Friday 2, 2015
9 am to 4 pm
Lunch on own
Course Cost:  $330 – materials included
Number of students:  max 12
Held at SOU in the Stevenson Union, room 313

To register for the Summit and select a workshop:

Rogue Gallery & Art Center announces New Exhibit

Rogue Gallery & Art Center Announces
New Exhibit in the Community Gallery

Mosaic Works of Vera Melynk
Friday, July 17 – August 14, 2015
Reception: Friday, July 17, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Autumn Sun, mosaic by Vera Melnyk

Autumn Sun, by Vera Melnyk

The Rogue Gallery and Art Center is proud to exhibit the mosaic works of Vera Melynk. Vera uses materials that include include stained glass, smalti, ceramic, marble, slate and Venetian glass to create elegant, organic mosiac that are rich in color and depth.

Describing her artistic process, she says “When I started painting in 2005, I never imagined that I would trade in my paints and brushes for hammer and hardie, nippers, tile cutters and glass grinders.  But that is exactly what happened. My first mosaics were typical garden tables and vases, but somewhere along the way they ended up on cradled boards and hanging on the wall.  The possibilities opened up, and I realized that mixing materials such as stained glass, smalti, ceramic, marble, slate and Venetian glass gave me a myriad of options.”

Movement I, mosaic by Vera Melnyk

Movement I, mosaic by Vera Melnyk

A reception will be held on Friday, July 17, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 pm Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

40 S. Bartlett Street, Medford, Oregon 97501, 541-772-8118, www.roguegallery.org

Illahe Studios

Whew! after closing Illahe Studios and Gallery on Fourth Street in Ashland, I have been trying to catch up on sleep, sort through boxes and boxes of files from the gallery and artwork…as well as some long vacations and travel.

The plan is to open the Studio on First Friday evenings starting in May, and be open by appointment other times.

I moved the slab roller and the kiln and am ready to get back to work, looking for opportunities for mosaics and custom work, Public Art and murals.

The phone number is the same, 541 4885072,  the address is 374 Hargadine St, Ashland…downstairs

mosaic entry

Ceramic Sculpture at Illahe Studios

Equus revised

“Equus XXIV” ceramic sculpture

peppers3

“And the Red One is Mine” ceramic sculpture

"Busking on the Bricks" ceramic sculpture

“Busking on the Bricks” ceramic sculpture

The Art Scene Sneak Preview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A very kind article by Julie VandenBerg for Ashland’s Sneak Preview

Deanna St. Martin and Stephanie Tempest at GoodBean Coffee

Watercolor Society of Oregon member Deanna St. Martin’s June show of innovative and colorful abstract paintings got so many comments that we asked her back for a reprise! This month’s show is not a repeat of her June show, but an entirely new collection of different paintings. We wonder how she manages to create so prolifically when she is also coordinating the October convention of the Watercolor Society of Oregon in Medford. Artist Stephanie Tempest of Jacksonville exhibits exquisite small mosaic works in the front section.

Vibrating Tutu, watercolor by Deanna St. Martin

Vibrating Tutu, watercolor by Deanna St. Martin

Deanna St. Martin

Colorful, vibrant, thought provoking, spontaneous; these are just a few words that describe artist Deanna St. Martin’s work.

The process of making this art starts out simply. She uses Halloween cobwebs to create the texture for the underpaintings, then sprays on liquid watercolors. While the paint is drying, she manipulates the paint by moving it, brushing it and adding more water where necessary. Then the creativity takes over, amending the painting to get the image she wants for the final result.
Before St. Martin begins a piece she plans, utilizing a design  she has created and interpreting that as she puts the paint onto the paper.  While the paint is drying, she manipulates the “paper” to move the paint to places it’s not or remove paint where she doesn’t want it to be.  After it’s dry the real fun begins: Deanna creates designs by masking, spraying, brushing and painting.  The final result is about adding and subtracting.

The materials she uses are watercolors, ephemeral, watercolor pencils, acrylics, watercolor paper and Yupo. The technique, style, and methods relate to the medium flawlessly.  The slickness of the Yupo substrate combined with the water and viscosity of the paint interact perfectly to create chaos, and out of the chaos comes harmony of design.

“I make art because to do otherwise would be impossible.  I continually see line and design in every day images.  Expressing those visual images onto paper is so exciting and fun.  The meaning of my work is simply self expression and creativity.  When I paint I escape into the process of creating.  It’s such a joy to put onto paper what is inside me.  I am primarily a visual person and my inspiration comes from nature and things I see every day; I am blessed to be able to interpret those every day images onto paper via my own expression. The major influences in my work come from my passion for golf and from Mary Ann Beckwith.  Mary Ann is the artist that inspired me to find my own voice, for which I am eternally grateful.” ~ Deanna St. Martin

Stephanie Tempest

Mosaic is an ancient practice, but its potential has only expanded in recent times as the availability and diversity of tesserae have increased. Tesserae are tiles, or anything that can be used as such. In my mosaic artwork I use found stones, seashells, glass, porcelain, and other objects to create small delectable creations that each evoke their own emotional response. I believe this medium allows me to use all of my skills as an artist: drawing, composition, design, color theory, attention to detail, and finishing. I can maximize my ability to work in the micro and allow each tiny piece to cooperate with its neighbors as part of a whole. 2014 has been a year of creation and exploration for me; beginning in January I created 105 tiles and each piece exhibited here falls somewhere in that line. I continue to improve and create every single day, and I always will.

~Stephanie Tempest

Buddha Mosaic, by Stephanie Tempest

Buddha, 4″ x 4″ Mosaic by Stephanie Tempest

Heart Mosaic by Stephanie Tempest

Heart Mosaic by Stephanie Tempest

Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) 4

Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) by Stephanie Tempest

GoodBean Coffee presents a new exhibit of art by local and regional artists each month for the enjoyment of our customers and exposure for outsider, emerging and established artists from Jacksonville, Oregon and surrounding areas. Please be sure to take a moment to appreciate the art on exhibit while enjoying a custom beverage or hot cup of fair-trade, locally roasted organic coffee served by our wonderful barristas.

Investing in the work of our local artists supports our local economy, helps young artists get established and rewards the generosity with which these artists donate their work to many charitable causes. Visitors from out of town have the opportunity to take home a unique souvenir created by local talent. Please consider purchasing a piece of fine art or photography while you’re here.

If you are interested in purchasing a work of art you see at the GoodBean or are an artist interested in showing your work with us, please contact Hannah West at 541.899.2012 or [email protected] for more information.

GoodBean Coffee is located at 165 South Oregon St. in Jacksonville, Oregon.

Arts and Crafts Style mosaic for apartment entry

mosaic entry  Getting ready to move the mosaic into place, based on an Arts and Crafts Style, will be bordered by a black 2 inch border…

She Watches Landfill Art Project

Landfill Art Project

Springer-Susan-500x500

http://landfillart.org/susan-springer/