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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

CALL TO ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE FOR 
ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER’S HOLIDAY ART BOUTIQUE 
“SPIRIT IN HAND”

CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE!

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center—southern Oregon’s premier non-profit community art center—will host the “Spirit in Hand” Holiday Boutique November 16-December 22, 2012. This is a juried show and sale of hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind gift items including fiber & wearables; pottery & ceramics; glass, metal & woodwork; jewelry; leatherwork; mixed media and upcycled & repurposed items; candles; and body care products will be considered. Small framed artwork (no larger than 12” in any direction) will also be considered.

Rogue Gallery and Art Center Call to Artists for Spirit in Hand Holiday Boutique

Image: Pottery by Penelope Dews and fiber work by Pat Ollivier

To apply, artists will submit photographs or a CD of 10 items for the jury’s consideration. For details and application form, go to our website, www.roguegallery.org.

Submission Deadline: October 12, 2012 by 5:00pm (Postmarked or hand-delivered to 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, OR 97501)
For information, contact Brooke (541)772-8118 x.301 or email [email protected]
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The Gallery offers local artists an opportunity to display their work, and because of its non-profit status can display a wide range of artistic styles and mediums not seen in commercial galleries. Aspiring artists, both children and adults, take classes from local artists and are exposed to a wide variety of artistic mediums.
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and every third Friday from 5:00 to 8:00p.m.

Summer Art Classes for Adults and Summer Art Camps for Youth at Rogue Gallery & Art Center!

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart- Boldly Create!

 

 

 

 

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is offering a variety of inspirational art classes & workshops for adults this summer!

For youth ages 4-7, 7-12 and 13-17, please check out our summer art camps.

Please visit our website: www.roguegallery.org for detailed class descriptions and to register. For more information, please call (541)772-8118, email [email protected] or stop by 40 South Bartlett Street in Medford, OR.

 

Adult Summer Art Opportunities at RGAC:

May 19, 12-3pm: Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement- Barbara Longhurst

June 15-16, 5-8pm & 9am-12pm: Paste Paper Art Bookmaking- Denise Kester

June 23-24, 10am-4pm: Encaustic: Experiment in Layers & Creativity- Cathy Valentine

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 1-5pm: Oil Painting Basics- Roni Marsh

July 6, 1-5pm: Basketry: Japanese Gourd-Style Basket- Donna Sakamoto Crispin

 

 

 

 

July 7, 9am-4pm: Basketry: Reed Market Basket- Donna Sakamoto Crispin

July 28, August 4-5, 1-4, 1-4, 1-5pm: Intro to Sculpture- David Turner

August 10, 17, 24, 6-9pm: Art Interplay & Spatial Synergy: my chair, my space- Marilyn Michele Kunkel

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! In order for us to hold a class or workshop, we must meet the predetermined minimum enrollment requirement one week prior to the first class or workshop meeting. If we do not meet the minimum enrollment, the class or workshop will be cancelled due to low enrollment.

REGISTER ONLINE! www.roguegallery.org

MEMBER DISCOUNTS and PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! Call (541)772-8118 ext. 301 for more information.

 2012 SUMMER ART CAMPS FOR CHILDREN & TEENS

CREATIVE ● INSPIRING ● FUN

Summer Art Camps are designed to nurture creativity and youth ages 4-17 will have fun, explore, and learn foundational art skills. Each camp is taught by an experienced artist educator and students use quality materials to create their art. All this takes place in a real art making environment-our professional art studio.  Rogue Gallery & Art Center Summer Art Camps provide quality art education to inspire and build life-long interest in the arts.

Pre-Register ONLINE at www.roguegallery.org | Camps held at 40 S. Bartlett Street in downtown Medford | 541.772.8118

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! To hold a camp, we must meet the minimum enrollment requirement one week before the first day of camp.

 All Camps | $105 Members | $125 Non-Members

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE For more info call the Rogue Gallery & Art Center or email [email protected]

NEW! Ages 4-7

RECYCLED ART

Tuesday- Friday ● Aug.  7-10 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Play and create with non-toxic up-cycled and recycled materials to make sculptures, kinetic art, mixed media art, puppets, prints and more. We will focus on turning cast away ephemera such as empty spools of thread, berry baskets, game pieces and more into interesting art objects. A parent/ guardian is welcome to participate and stay or to drop-off campers.

 

Ages 7-12    

WORLD ART

Tuesday- Friday ● June 19-22 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Art makes the world go round! “Travel” around the world from the   Americas and through Mexico, Africa, Asia, and India to create fresco paintings, clay vessels, masks, musical instruments, and more!

 

YOU CAN DRAW!

Tuesday- Friday ● June 26-29 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Instructor- Eva Fawcett

Expand your drawing skills and let your imagination soar by learning classic techniques like shading & perspective, draw real or imaginary   animals, self-portraits, and explore drawing in Manga style.

 

PAPER CREATIONS CAMP

Instructor- Mary Wilkins-Kelly

Tuesday- Friday ● July 5-7 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Experience the wonderful world of paper! Learn to make paper, create marbleized and colorful paste papers, and use your art papers to construct one of a kind sketchbooks, sculptures, and collages.

 

ART THAT POPS!

Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Tuesday- Friday ● July 10-13 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Draw, paint, print, collage, and have fun exploring pop art techniques inspired by popular culture. Learn to draw in three dimensions and discover basic skills that will make your drawings POP!

 

MIX IT UP- EXPRESSIONS

Instructor- Samar Dawisha

Tuesday- Friday ● July 17-20 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

The fun is in the mix of art expression- experiment and get creative with paint, printmaking, collage to discover their own unique style of expression while referencing art history from ancient to modern art.

 

SCULPTURE EXPLORERS

Instructor- Samar Dawisha

Tuesday- Friday ● July 24-27 ● 1pm -4pm

Explore the world of 3-dimensional art from Egypt’s Sphinx to Oldenberg’s Giant Bag of Fries and play with a variety of materials to create and construct wild, wacky, and fantastic art objects.

 

SPLASH! WATERCOLOR

Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Tuesday- Friday ● July 31-Aug 3 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Paint with watercolors and explore landscapes, buildings, abstract designs, imaginary creatures and more while learning basic design principles with references to art history.

 

IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING

Instructor- Tia Gardner

Tuesday- Friday ● August 7-10 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Experience acrylic paint on canvas! Learn to use light and shadow, describe shapes in 3-D, experiment with color mixing, composition, and paint an impressionist landscape with movement and expression.

 

PRINTMAKING MEDLEY

Instructor- Tia Gardner

Tuesday- Friday ● August 14-17 ● 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Printmaking is like a giant stamp- explore and discover ways to create block prints from a variety of materials with bright and colorful inks to create original designs.

 

CARTOON & COMICS

Instructor- Ted Helard

Tuesday-Friday ● August 21-24 ● 9am-12pm

Learn to construct creative and unique comics with the basic concepts of cartooning. Create simple cartoon figures and characters and bring them to life with stories, expression, and creativity!

 

NEW! Ages 13-17

TEEN DRAWING: Draw on the Artist Within

Instructor- Eva Fawcett

Tuesday- Friday ● June 26 -29 ● 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Let the artist in you come out and play by illustrating the human face, explore figure drawing, and practice drawing realistic animals. Learn to see as an artist and apply that vision to paper with graphite, charcoal and color, exploring value, tone and line.

 

TEEN PRINTMAKING (Two-Day): Monotypes on the Square

Instructor- Nancy Jo Mullen

Thursday & Friday ● July 5-6 ● 9:00am-4:00pm

Create “out of the box” monotypes (unique prints) using square plexi-glass as a plate and learn to pull prints using a professional etching press and fine inks in the studio of the instructor. Explore ways to create one-of-a-kind prints from black & white to full color. Bring a lunch, a small sketchbook and a swimsuit and towel as campers are welcome to take a swim after camp each day.

 

 

 

 

 

TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY: Developing an Artistic Eye

Instructor- Mary Wilkins-Kelly

Tuesday- Friday ● July 10 -13 ● 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Develop an eye for taking great 35mm photos, express individual style, and explore lighting, composition, portraiture, and still-life with fun hands-on activities and walking field trips then develop your film in the darkroom and print black and white photographs.

REGISTER ONLINE! www.roguegallery.org

Register online for RGAC art classes & workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.roguegallery.org

Upcoming adult classes and workshops at RGAC:

Thursdays 1/26 – 2/23 5-6:30 pm Beginning Drawing Brooke Nuckles Gentekos $72 members$85 non-members
Fri. & Sat. 3/23 & 241 – 5 pm Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor Lane Hall $72 members$85 non-members
Saturdays 4/7 – 2810-11:30am Visual Storytelling Through Cartoon & Comics Ted Helard $51 members$60 non-members
Fri. – Sun. 4/27 – 29 Pinhole Photography Weekend Workshop Mary Wilkins-Kelly $80 members$95 non-members
Saturday 4/281 – 3 pm Consumable Art Anna Elkins $51 members$60 non-members
Artist Professional Development Series
Saturday March 311 am – 2:30 pm Marketing Your Art For Success Nikolas Allen $35 members$45 non-members
Saturday March 1012- 2 pm Social Networking to Promote Your Art Hannah West $35 members$45 non-members
Saturday March 1710:30 am – 12 pm Working with Images for Artists PHOTOSHOP  (Beginner) Hannah West $35 members$45 non-members
Saturday 3/171 – 3 pm Working with Images for Artists PHOTOSHOP (Intermediate/Advanced) Hannah West $35 members$45 non-members

For detailed class descriptions and instructor bios, please visit the website: www.roguegallery.org

Also- LIFE DRAWING OPEN STUDIOS every first and third Friday: 1/20, 2/3 & 17, 3/2 & 16, 4/6 & 20: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St. Medford, OR 97501 (541)772-8118

Scholarships/ financial aid available! Call Brooke: (541)772-8118 ext. 301 for information or to apply. Have a creative day!

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create! this Winter at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center.

 

 

Artist Professional Development Series at RGAC this March!

The mission of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center is to promote and provide for the study, development, exhibition, and appreciation of art in the Rogue Valley.

This March, RGAC is offering an Artist Professional Development Series! Each class is just $35 for members and is jam packed full of useful information, ideas, and skills to help you bring your art career to the next level. Whether you want to develop an art marketing strategy, better utilize online resources and social networking, or learn to make digital images of your work stand out for exhibition opportunities- we’ve got you covered!

With four amazing workshops led by outstanding artist and artist advocates Hannah West and Nikolas Allen, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center wants to help YOU develop your art career! To register- please visit our website: www.roguegallery.org

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!

Welcome to Cammy Davis, Sue Springer and the Photographer's Gallery at Ashland Art Center!

We are delighted that new artists and art organizations continue to list with the Southern Oregon Artists Resource! The more, the merrier, as each new listing brings additional traffic to the sites, and this means more visits to everyone’s listings, blogs and other online presences of the wonderful artists, galleries and organizations that make up the fabulous art community of Southern Oregon – our raison d’être. This month we welcome ceramic/mosaic artist Susan Springer and contemporary artist Cammy Davis to the Visual Artists directory and the Photographer’s Gallery at Ashland Art Center to the Galleries, Art Groups and Organizations and Photography medium directories.

Completed and installed Compass Rose Mosaic

 

Many familiar with the local arts landscape will know Sue Springer’s name right away. Owner of the respected Illahe Studios and Gallery in Ashland, she creates ceramic tiles, wall art and sculptural mosaics in her on-site studio while representing the work of regional artists, with an emphasis on fine art home decor, artisan wares, furnishings and objets d’art in a variety of mediums. Illahe produces several annual group shows which showcase the work of artists in glass, mosaic and lighting. She also sells her work online at Etsy (find the link in her listing).

 

This year has been particularly busy for Springer. She was elected President of the Ashland Gallery Association for 2011, recently completed a long-awaited installation of public art, the Compass Rose Mosaic, at North Mountain Park Nature Center and, to round out her list of 2011 accomplishments, created a new website to represent her own work online. We encourage everyone to find the link in her listing, visit her new site, explore her image galleries and give her a boost in the search engines! She’s created her site using WordPress, so you’ll be able to subscribe to her updates. We’ll be sure to ask her if she’d like her posts to appear at Art Matters! as part of our community “Stream of Artistic Consciousness” so you can read her posts here as well. As always, we appreciate comments on all our posts, and we know she’ll appreciate comments which appear on her posts at Art Matters! too. Please leave her a congrat and maybe a happy New Year!

 

It’s less likely that you will recognize Cammy Davis, as she recently moved to Jacksonville to help her parents care for her aging grandmother. According to her Google profile…

Cammy DavisWhen I was in 2nd grade, my parents “dropped out of society.” They traded our middle class life for an Airstream travel trailer and 3 acres in the woods. We became hippies and lived off the land. My parents did not believe in television so we read books, raised animals and built tree forts and sword fern teepees for entertainment. I learned early on that if there was something I wanted, I needed to find a creative way to get it. My mom still talks about the time I decided I was ready for my first pair of high heels. I didn’t request that we buy a pair, I just went out to my dad’s workshop and tried to carve them out of a 4″ x 4″ piece of lumber. I won’t even pretend that they were pretty. But, if I want something, I still prefer to make it myself. In my creative endeavors, I have jumped from publishing poetry to creating jewelry, landscaping and sewing clothing and accessories. I am currently working towards my bachelors degree in Interior Design. Through it all, painting has remained my first love.

And a recent post on her very engaging blog, “My Search for a Creative Life”…

When I started this blog about two years ago, the idea was to figure out how to live a creative life, rather than returning to my work in escrow.  I wanted it to be an honest look at what it takes to build a creative business, if it’s possible, and the growth and learning that goes on during the process. I hoped that other artists would gain some insight and hopefully offer some as well.  Mostly I hoped that I would figure out a way to create a life from following my passion.

A wonderful contemporary artist, we welcome Cammy not only to SOAR, but to Southern Oregon, and hope you will do the same with a comment on this or one of her own posts! She has given us permission to syndicate her blog and several of her posts already appear here at Art Matters!, so search Cammy Davis and get to know her through her honestly written musings and experiences, hard knocks and victories. And of course new works and works in progress. She also has a few tutorials posted at YouTube, and we’ll see if we can add the link to her channel to her listing shortly.

Photographer's Gallery at Ashland Art Center

 

 

Most recently we were honored to receive a request from John Peterson and David Lorenz Winston to list the illustrious group of talented photographer members of the Ashland Art Center at SOAR. AAC’s photography group has its own gallery within the main gallery featuring the works of photographer members of the art center. This group is a great resource for photographers looking for local non-social-media (read: face to face contact) networking and support within their own specialty, as well as gallery space at AAC and possibly at the independent galleries owned and run by members. We highly recommend that area photographers, whether well established or emerging, longtime locals or new to the area, make contact to see how they may benefit from membership.  You can learn more about the current members of the Photographer’s Gallery in their niche page at the Ashland Art Center’s website – Find contact information and web links in their listing HERE.

 

We would like to express our gratitude to these newly listed members of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource for participating in our online “portrait” of the Southern Oregon arts community and wish you all a very creative and prosperous New Year!

Rogue Gallery & Art Center announces Winter 2012 Classes & Workshops

www.roguegallery.org

Register online for adult, teen and children’s classes in the Rogue Gallery & Art Center studio!

Discover the Class or Workshop that’s Right for You

Professional or amateur, young or old – there’s a class for everyone who wants to explore art through our diverse art education programs.  Our classes and workshops feature traditional and new art techniques taught by professional artist/educators.

In addition to hosting classes with well-known local artists, we offer workshops with nationally-recognized educators from the Northwest, and beyond.

Our 1100 square foot studio is located in the heart of downtown Medford. We occasionally offer satellite classes at local artists’ studios allowing us to offer more specialized mediums in an intimate setting. We also host “local travel” workshops for some location inspiration.

For more information, please visit our website with online class registration! www.roguegallery.org

Member discounts, scholarships, and financial aid is available- just call (541)772-8118 for more information.

Upcoming classes for adults include:

Beginning Drawing with Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

Watercolor: Water and Sky with Lane Hall

Visual Storytelling through Cartoon and Comics with Ted Helard

Pinhole Photography Weekend Workshop with Mary Wilkins-Kelly

Consumable Art: Painting with Drinkable and Edible Mixed Media

Life Drawing Open Studios every 1st and 3rd Friday

Marketing Your Art for Success with Nikolas Allen

Social Networking to Promote your Art with Hannah West

Working with Images in Photoshop for Artists I and II with Hannah West

There are many more art education opportunities for youth- kids ages 3 up to teens- please visit our website for a complete listing!!

HAVE A CREATIVE DAY! SIGN-UP FOR AN ART CLASS OR WORKSHOP OF YOUR CHOICE TODAY!

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!