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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!

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!

 

Call to Artists- Elvis Emporium at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ARTISTS

Elvis Emporium Exhibition
January 10 — January 27, 2012

In celebration of Elvis Presley’s 77th birthday, and in conjunction with the Heart of Medford “Elvis Week,” the Rogue Gallery & Art Center will host a non-juried art show of work inspired by “The King.” Artists of all ages are invited to bring in one work for display in our Community Gallery.
Open to all 2 & 3-dimensional media. Display space is limited, however, so only the first 35 works to be dropped-off will be included in the display. Installation work will be considered with prior approval. NO work larger than 24” in any direction will be accepted. NO work with a sale price more than $250 will be accepted due to insurance considerations. Contact Jules Masterjohn at [email protected] or 541-772-8118 for more information.
Artwork must be dropped off in person on Saturday, January 7th from 12 – 2PM at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 South Bartlett Street in Medford. All artwork must be picked up on Saturday, January 28th from 12 – 2PM.

For an Elvis Emporium entry form, visit our website:
http://roguegallery.org/calls_to_artists.html

Call to Art Teachers! Teach at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center this Winter, Spring and/or Summer!!

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is accepting proposals from arts educators and instructors for 2012.The deadline for workshop and class proposals for our Winter schedule of Education Offerings is November 15th.

Please contact Education Director Brooke Nuckles Gentekos for a proposal form. Email: [email protected] Phone: (541)772-8118 extension 301 or stop by the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St. in Medford for info! We love our artist educators! Experience teaching a class of your design in our beautiful 1100 square foot art studio located in the heart of Downtown Medford!

We are looking for artist educators to teach exciting and inspiring classes to artists and aspiring artists of a variety of ages.

For adults:

Beginning Drawing,

Intermediate/Advanced Drawing,

Sculpture, Basketry,

Painting- acrylic, watercolor, oil, pastel, earth-based paints,

Mixed Media,

book making/ binding,

jewelry,

paper making,

artist professional development,

photography,

art history,

and more- creativity is encouraged!

Classes for teens in:

photography,

fashion design,

DIY arts,

silk screening,

cartooning,

art 101- drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, murals,

and more!

Classes for youth:

Creative, age appropriate visual arts classes for ages 3-5, 6-9, or 10-12. Our classes for youth create a foundation for a lifetime of arts appreciation utilizing quality art materials and preference is given to art classes including fun instruction in visual art techniques, art appreciation and art history. We are accepting proposals for ongoing classes, workshops, and week-long summer camp proposals. We are also looking for artists willing to teach private art lessons!

Your ideas and proposals for classes and workshops are welcome! Please contact RGAC’s Education Director, Brooke Nuckles Gentekos, for a proposal form: [email protected] and help us fulfill our vision to: “Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!”

Showcase Your Art in Your Own NYC Solo Exhibition


Artists, this could be the next step in launching your career. You’re invited to join the 3rd Ward Fall 2011 Open Call, an international search for exciting, innovating and compelling artwork awarding over $25,000 in prizes, including a one month live/work residency in NYC, a $5,000 grant and your very own New York City solo exhibition.
Click Here to Participate
Register today for the $1,000 Early Entry Award. Your deadline is Wednesday September 28th.
Awards:
Be the Selected Artist and Receive:

A New York City Solo Exhibition
With an exclusive press preview and massive opening reception

A One Month Live/Work Residency in NYC
Receive the resources to start your next series of work

A $5,000 Cash Grant
For you to spend however you like

And Worldwide Exposure
Online feature promoting you and your artwork internationally

All participants will be considered for the $1,000 People’s Choice Award
Awarded to the artist whose portfolio garners the highest number of public votes

PLUS: The top 25 runners-up will receive online features, gaining worldwide exposure!

Who We Are:

The 3rd Ward Open Call is a global search for dynamic, inventive and provocative work, works-in-progress and/or conceptual proposals in all mediums: sculpture, painting, photography, illustration, installation, design, performance, video and more. This is your opportunity to be an international art star. Learn more >>

Documenting the Importance of Arts Education | Americans for the Arts Action Fund

Documenting the Importance of Arts Education | Americans for the Arts Action Fund.

The following films document the power of arts in young people’s lives. Plan an event around a screening of one of these films as a way to generate community dialogue about the importance of arts education. Invite community leaders, school leaders, artists, students, teachers, and parents to participate. Click the film image to view the trailer.

Don’t see a particular film listed?  Let us know so that we can add it!

To celebrate Arts in Education Week, the Arts Action Fund has compiled a list of five inspiring  films that document the power of arts in young people’s lives. We’ve provided links to the trailers and ideas about screening the films so as to inspire others.

Help us spread the word about the power of the arts because Congress is trying to cut the only dedicated federal source of support for arts education programs in the country with a bill that would eliminate 43 longstanding federal education programs, including the model projects grant program for arts education. House bill H.R. 1891, under the misguided name of “Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act,” has now moved to the full House of Representatives for consideration in the coming weeks.  Help us build the grassroots momentum to stop this bill from passing the House.  Send a customizable message to oppose H.R. 1891 to your Representative through our E-Advocacy CenterTwo minutes of your time could save millions of dollars for arts education.

The Arts Action Fund is simultaneously working with our close Congressional allies on Capitol Hill to prevent this damaging bill from being enacted.  Please consider donating even as little as $5 to our Campaign to Prevent Termination of Arts in Education.

 

TRUST

TRUST begins in a small theater as a group of teenage actors receive a standing ovation, then takes us back to the beginning, when Marlin, an 18-year-old Hondureña tells a traumatic story about her life to the company. Amazing things unfold as the young members of Chicago’s Albany Park Theater Project transform the story into a daring, original play. TRUST is about creativity and the unexpected resources inside people you might discount because they are poor, young or of color. Learn more about screenings of the film and visit the TRUST website.

 

THUNDER SOUL

 

THUNDER SOUL tells the true story of Conrad O Johnson and the legendary Kashmere Stage Band. It was afros and pleated shirts; James Brown and Bootsy Collins. It was the ’70s, and an inner-city Houston high school was about to make history. Charismatic band leader, Conrad “Prof” Johnson would turn the school’s mediocre jazz band into a legendary funk powerhouse. Find out about screenings of the film and learn more about the band.

 

 

 

DUDAMEL: Let the Children Play

 

 

 

DUDAMEL: Let the Children Play is a glimpse into the world of orchestras, conducting, and the importance of music as a hopeful path to face the educational crisis worldwide. Gustavo Dudamel, the amazingly gifted LA Philharmonic conductor inspired by the Venezuelan musical and educational program “El Sistema,” which immerses children in the world of music, art, teamwork, discipline, creativity, and high values, leads this journey through the stories of some of the young people who are experiencing the joy of music in the most diverse and contrasting corners of the world. Find out about screenings of the film and learn more about El Sistema.

 

 

OLD SCHOOL NEW SCHOOL

 

OLD SCHOOL NEW SCHOOL is a study on the nature of creativity and how young artists can achieve their full creative potential.  The movie explores the mystery of creativity with a cast of artistic heavyweights including celebrated actor Brian Cox, innovative jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, and six-time Oscar® nominee William Fraker. Their conversations explore three central themes: finding one’s voice, risk, and the definition of success in the arts.  Old School New School is produced by Diane Leigh Davison and Steven Fischer (Americans for the Arts member and two-time Emmy Award® nominee). They are actively seeking venues nationwide for screenings and panel discussions on the nature of creativity. Visit the Old School New School blog to join the conversation. Courtesy of Blue Dog Productions, Inc.

 

 

SHAKESPEARE HIGH

 

SHAKESPEARE HIGH focuses on teens that face poverty, gangs, drugs, and a lack of role models at home. But in their high school drama programs, a diverse group of SoCal teens finds a chance to create a better life. Following several students as they prepare for and compete in the 90th Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Shakespeare Festival, this uplifting documentary voices the dramatic personal stories of a cross-section of youth from the Los Angeles area who find redemption, camaraderie, and a creative outlet on the stage and in the classroom. Visit the Shakespeare High website to learn more.