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GoodBean Shows Paintings by Sarah Cummins for April

The GoodBean is delighted to welcome artist Sarah Cummins, who shows her paintings in the café during the month of April 2016! Many of her paintings are Native American-inspired, with a spectacular piece depicting the Valdez oil spill, painted to vent her anger over the disaster. Though she painted in oil for most of her 76-year career and we are exhibiting some of her oil paintings, she has recently found the challenge of watercolors more exciting than an already mastered medium, and we have several of her watercolors on display as well.

Sarah Jo Cummins with her painting "Grandmother's Gift of Life"

Sarah Jo Cummins with her painting “Grandmother’s Gift of Life”

About Sarah Jo Cummins

  •   Sarah has been living in Jacksonville, Oregon for the past ten years and loves it here. Sarah has had a lifetime of experience with the arts. She was born in Oklahoma and is a descendent of the Cherokee tribe as well as having European ancestors.
  •   As a young woman, Sarah went to art school in Phoenix, Arizona. Later, she studied Pottery at Chabot Community College in Hayward, California. She also taught art at the University level.
  •   Sarah has been a painter most of her life; her portfolio consists of 76 years of work. She has showed her art mostly in Arizona and has been influenced by the Native American cultures.
  •   Cummins has used many mediums and especially likes watercolor and pottery. She is also a quilter and loves to read, especially about anthropology.

If you have any questions about Sarah’s work or would like to inquire about purchasing your favorite painting, please contact the Art Coordinator at the GoodBean, Hannah West, by email at [email protected]

 

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Seeks New Executive Director

Crow's Shadow Institute for the Arts logo

Position Announcement

Title: Executive Director, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts

48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, Oregon 97801

CSIA is searching for an ED who can embrace and fulfill the mission and vision of CSIA, and who can bring energy, experience and intellect to the task of moving CSIA into its next decade of growth.

Crow’s Shadow’s mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. CSIA’s programs focus on the fine art of printmaking and traditional Native arts education.

CSIA envisions being a creative center for contemporary Native and non-Native artists locally, nationally and internationally through the medium of fine-art printmaking.

Experience with fine-art printmaking and its marketing, knowledge of the contemporary art world, skill in grant writing and building a donor base, and the ability to imagine future programming for CSIA are all desired qualities.

CSIA will give preference to those who have experience working in cross-cultural settings, who have knowledge and interest in contemporary indigenous art, who have knowledge of tribal culture, and who have had capital campaign experience.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of CSIA in accordance with the operating policies as approved by the Board of Directors. In addition to general administration, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to–day management of the facilities, coordinating with staff in program planning and fundraising for CSIA.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Salary: $60,000 – 65,000 annual salary, DOE

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Benefits: Annually: 12 days paid vacation leave; 8 days paid sick leave; 11 paid holidays

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, any field
  • Three years increasingly responsible non-profit work experience
  • Excellent speaking, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications, QuickBooks
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team

Position open until filled; first review August 28, 2013.

For the complete job description, please refer to the Crow’s Shadow website. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: CSIA, 48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, OR 97801

For further information, contact James Lavadour, Board President at [email protected] Or phone (541) 276-3954

Art or life?

hopi mask

Hopi mask at auction in Paris

Can I please be the Hopi shaman who got to wear this helmet? Ah. OK. I didn’t think so.

On April 12 the Néret-Minet auction house in Paris will auction many sacred Hopi artifacts, over the objections of the tribe. Above, a helmet representing the Crow Mother, made from leather recycled from a Mexican saddle and feathers, is among the artifacts up for auction. Others are shown in this NYTimes slide show.

“The Hopis, who number about 18,000 in northeast Arizona, believe the objects in the Paris sale, which they call Katsinam, or ‘friends,’ are imbued with divine spirits. The brightly colored visages and headdresses, often adorned with horsehair, sheepskin, feathers and maize, are thought to embody the spirits of warriors, animals, messengers, fire, rain and clouds, among other things.”

Embodying the spirits of fire, rain, and clouds sounds like my idea of art, actually. Sacred or not, most of these look as if they were created right now. Paul Klee would have loved them. And Picasso.

 

Chinook Power Board Showing Frog and Moon to be Unveiled at CCC

Frog and Moon, Chinook Power Board by Greg Robinson, Chinook Tribal Member

Frog and Moon, Chinook Power Board by Greg Robinson, Chinook Tribal Member ©2012-2013 Greg Robinson

“Shwiqhiq Pi mun” (Frog and Moon) will at last find its place at Clatsop Community College.  It will be unveiled just before the College Board meeting, Tuesday, April 9, at 5:30pm, in the upper entry to Columbia Hall, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria.

Last fall this unique piece of artwork was presented to the Clatsop Community College Board of Directors at one of their monthly meetings.   “Chinook Power Board Showing Frog and Moon” first came to Clatsop Community College as part of the Pacific Rim Art ExhibitEmergence from Place–Neo-Traditional Indigenous Art held a year ago at the College’s Art Center Gallery.

The Chinook Power Board is a panel hand carved from red and yellow cedar.  The artist is Greg Robinson, a Chinook Tribal Member.  It is modeled after traditional panels that leaned against longhouses as a gesture of welcoming, an expression of family identity and spiritual protection.  If one looks closely at the piece one will see two frogs on top carefully holding another anthropomorphic figure in their mouth. 

Several community members who saw the art a year ago felt the piece belonged at Clatsop Community College and helped raise enough money to purchase Robinson’s work as a way for the College to honor the Chinook Nation that included the Clatsop Tribe. They were some of the earliest inhabitants of the Lower Columbia Basin and still maintain a tribal presence here with a local tribal office in Bay Center, Washington.  Frog and Moon will hang in Columbia Hall where it will look to the river as a symbolic gesture toward the original inhabitants of the mouth of the Columbia.

The college and community members, who contributed funds to purchase this work and its accompanying plaque, feel confident that “Chinook Power Board Showing Frog and Moon” will be welcoming, show reverence and reciprocity, and remind us to honor our ancestors.

Please direct inquiries to:  Richard Rowland, 503-338-2449; [email protected].

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“Chinook Power Board Showing Frog and Moon” was part of the College’s Pacific Rim Art ExhibitEmergence from Place–Neo-Traditional Indigenous Art held a year ago at the Art Center Gallery.

 

 

Non-Discrimination: It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Leslie Lipe, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer in the CCC Library, Suite 108B, 503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Title II/Section 504 Coordinator, Christine Riehl, is located in the Student Services Center, 503-338-2474.

Declaración de no-discriminación: Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, o discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Leslie Lipe, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizado en la Biblioteca oficina número 108, número de teléfono 503-338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468. El Coordinador de la Titulo II/Sección 504, Christine Riehl, se encuentra en el Centro de Servicios Estudiantiles, número de teléfono 503-338-2474. Para ADA y otras peticiones de servicios llame al 503-338-2474 o para TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468.

Accommodations: Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Phone 503-338-2421 or TDD 503-338-2468. Email special needs and accommodation request to [email protected]  Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.

Book Review: A History of How People Cooperate - And Why

Editor’s Note: We found this review by Frank Bures in the February 2013 issue of The Rotarian magazine. Since it resonates with a previously published interview with anthropologist Ellen Dissanayake and helps to explain how and why the arts are so ingrained in our collective psyche, we thought readers with the same fascination might also be interested.

 

The debate over what culture is, and the role it plays in human history, has gone on almost since Edward Burnett Tylor wrote about it in his 1871 book, Primitive Culture. Tylor and others at the same time viewed culture as something that Europe had, and that the rest of the world didn’t.

Since then, views have changed, and in Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind (W.W. Norton, 2012), Mark Pagel offers a wide-ranging exploration of how culture and biology have intertwined to create modern human beings. Pagel is an evolutionary biologist, so he starts at the beginning. About 60,000 years ago a small group of humans set off in to the world. Those people were more like us than others who came before them: They had abstract art, jewelry, tattoos, tools, traps, and nets. Our separation from other upright species such as Neanderthals had begun to accelerate. But why?

To find the answer, Pagel looks further back, to the period from 160,000 to 200,000 years ago, when humans became genetically recognizable as us. They began to be capable of having culture – systems of beliefs, ideas, skills, and technologies – and had a new ability to use “knowledge, belief and practices acquired from watching, imitating, and learning from others.”

This expansion of our ability to cooperate helped us work in bigger groups and was humanity’s real survival advantage. However, it has left a complicated legacy; Shared ways of thinking and learning resulted in a sense of kinship among those who are part of our own culture – and created a sense of otherness toward those who are not.

Pagel concludes on a hopeful note. Our received culture is more like software than hardware, he writes. Whereas other animals, from apes to ants, are hard-wired to hate outsiders, he says, we are not. “What our history has demonstrated is that we humans will get along with anyone who wishes to play the cooperative game with us.”

– Frank Bures

Archaeologist Finds Oldest Rock Art In Australia

Archaeologist Finds Oldest Rock Art In Australia. (Found at HuffPostArts today)

 

Archaeologist Finds Oldest Rock Art In Australia

 

Rock Art

 

ROD McGUIRK   06/18/12 09:22 AM ET  AP

 

CANBERRA, Australia — An archaeologist says he found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal work created 28,000 years ago in an Outback cave.

 

The dating of one of the thousands of images in the Northern Territory rock shelter known as Nawarla Gabarnmang will be published in the next edition of the Journal of Archaeological Science.

 

University of Southern Queensland archaeologist Bryce Barker said Monday that he found the rock in June last year but only recently had it dated at New Zealand’s University of Waikato radiocarbon laboratory.

 

He said the rock art was made with charcoal, so radiocarbon dating could be used to determine its age. Most rock art is made with mineral paint, so its age cannot be accurately measured.

 

“It’s the oldest unequivocally dated rock art in Australia” and among the oldest in the world, Barker said.

 

The oldest known rock art is in Spain, where hand stencils and red disks made by blowing paint on to the wall in El Castillo cave are at least 40,800 years old, according to scientists using a technique known as uranium-thorium dating.

 

Australian National University archaeologist Sally May, who is not involved with Barker’s research, described his find as “incredibly significant.”

 

“I don’t think it will surprise anyone that rock art is that old in Australia because we know people have been here a lot longer than that and there’s no reason to believe they weren’t producing art,” she added.

 

Barker said he found evidence that the cave where he found the rock art had been occupied for 45,000 years.

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

Summer Art Camps for ages 4-7, 7-12, 13-17! – Rogue Gallery & Art Center

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

Please visit the Rogue Gallery & Art Center website for complete listing of summer art camps and to register: www.roguegallery.org.

 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.

Weekly, themes include:

New! Ages 4-7: RECYCLED ART

Ages 7-12: WORLD ART, PAPER CREATIONS, YOU CAN DRAW!, MIX IT UP- ART EXPRESSIONS, SPLASH! WATERCOLOR, ART THAT POPS!,  SCULPTURE EXPLORERS, IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING, PRINTMAKING MEDLEY, CARTOON & COMICS

New! Ages 13-17: Draw on the Artist Within: TEEN DRAWING, Monotypes on the Square: TEEN PRINTMAKING, Developing an Artistic Eye: TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Pre-Register ONLINE (link to registration page) | 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 (541)772-8118 or email [email protected]

Volunteers needed! To volunteer with the RGAC during summer art camps or throughout the year, please go online: www.roguegallery.org and complete our volunteer form. High school students, college students, and adults welcome to apply!

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.