Trending Articles

Friends of SOAR

For great posts about the business of art, check out The Artsy Shark HERE!
ArtistsBillofRights.org reviews competitions and appeals seeking creative content, listing those that respect your copyrights and highlighting those that don't. Art Matters! publishes calls to artists, and not all of them may be compliant with ABoR's standards. Visit their site to learn more.
We support the Embedded Metadata Manifesto.  Metadata is information such as copyright notice and contact info you can embed in your images to protect your intellectual property, save time when uploading to social sites and promote your art. Click to visit the site and learn more.

AGA Spotlight Exhibits February 2018

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits

Gallerie Karon

East Meets East – Part II 

(please note that the title of the show is East Meets East NOT East Meets West)

The exhibit runs from February 2nd through the 28th

Gallerie Karon takes you on a journey to the Near, Far, and Middle East this month.

Exotic jewelry, kimonos, Buddhas and Quan Yins abound. They are joined by ceramics, masks and fascinating accessories. Gallerie Karon now features antique furniture specializing in small interesting pieces that will fit anywhere with versatile uses. 

It’s the lunar Year of the Dog in Chinese Astrology and it’s going to be a good one as the dog is a lucky sign. Prosperity and love are predicted. The dog is watchful and protective and of course, very loyal. 

There will be a special appearance Feb 2nd from 5:30-7pm by Zahara. Zahara is a professional dancer and instructor of Middle Eastern dances. She owns Shiviti Dance Co. and Shiviti Bazaar in Ashland. 

Miniature Samurai horseback warrior - 15th century style

Miniature Samurai horseback warrior – 15th century style

late 1800’s in perfect detail. Museum quality,

Art & Soul Gallery

“In Love with Oregon,” watercolor paintings by Betty Barss

Opening reception First Friday, February 2nd from 5 to 8 PM. 
Show runs through February 25
th.

“My love of Oregon began about fifty years ago when we first experienced Oregon’s coast and lakes.  No matter where we travel in Oregon there are always interesting and beautiful sites that excite me to get out my watercolors and brushes to capture my feelings of inspiration.  My favorite areas in Oregon are the Coast, Southern Oregon and Eastern Oregon.  I also find having four seasons brings new inspiration through out the year.  I hope you find Oregon as interesting and beautiful as I do.”

“Nature’s Statue” watercolor by Betty Barss

“Nature’s Statue” watercolor by Betty Barss

Shepherd’s Dream

A Retrospective

Pat Moore, (patmoorephotography.com) local Fine Art photographer, is constantly observing his surroundings and conceiving images that convey the essence of a place, or topic and tell a story.  He has a plan behind every image, using exposure techniques, careful composition, with special attention to subject matter.  Digital darkroom techniques are especially important to express Pat’s vision to create collages and photographic collections, enabling viewers to experience a moment in time, a particular emotion remembered dearly, or perhaps a place they long to be.

He is joined by the acoustic guitarist Coyote, in our new location: 42 East Main Street.  For more information, call 541-941-0855, and follow us on Facebook.  Artwork displayed throughout March, 2018.

“Tavira Balconies, Portugal” 24x36, photograph by Pat Moore

“Tavira Balconies, Portugal” 24×36, photograph by Pat Moore

Hanson Howard Gallery

Betty LaDuke: Diversity, original painted panels and giclee prints spanning five decades

Betty LaDuke’s career as an artist has spanned the globe focusing on concerns of the human condition. While often speaking to the trials that humans face, there is also a celebration of spirit present in her work. Never centralized or restricted by borders in understanding what it is to be human, LaDuke has traveled the world with an intensity of commitment to her subject. For Diversity, we have selected both original panels and giclee prints spanning five decades and five continents.

Join us in a reception for Betty LaDuke February 2nd, 5-8 p.m. during the Ashland First Friday Artwalk. Show runs January 24th, 2017- February 28th, 2018.

*Winter hours through February will be Wednesday-Saturday 11-5. 

"Catch the Joy as it Flies," painting by Betty La Duke

“Catch the Joy as it Flies,” painting by Betty La Duke

Download (PDF, Unknown)

Build Your Sumi Painting Skills with Yuming Zhu!

Central                                                          Art Logo

“Painting Your Surroundings in Sumi Style”
One-day Sumi Painting Workshop
with Yuming Zhu

Location: Central Art
When: Sunday Feb. 11th, 2018
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Fee: $95 (Pre-registration required. Payment required to make reservation. Call 541-773-1444 or visit Central Art to register.)
One-day Sumi Painting Workshop. All levels are welcome. Bring a lunch.
Painters new to sumi-e, and those experienced in East Asian watercolor painting will be introduced and encouraged to look at the “world” in a different artistic perspective. This workshop will concentrate on learning how to see your surroundings and express your feelings in Sumi style. We will paint landscapes, (from photos you have), daily items, vegetables, breads, flowers and anything you like in your daily life in traditional and expressive Sumi style. Energetic strokes and unique, expressive composition will be emphasized. We will use sumi ink to paint on Sprinkle Gold paper, to interpret flowers in Sumi style. The fusion of western and Eastern techniques is encouraged. There will be demos, exercises, and one-on-one attention. Philosophy and brief history of Chinese and Asian art and usage of Chops will also be discussed in the workshop.
Since this is the Dog year, we will also work on painting a simplified style of a cute dog and writing Chinese characters of Dog and Blessing. You are encouraged to bring photos of your favorite dogs to the workshop that we could work on.
*For repeating students, bring your sketch screen books and we will transfer sketch to paintings.
 
To learn more about Yuming Zhu and view his work,
VISIT CENTRAL ART!

A Invitation from Silvia Trujillo to Paint en Plein Air!

Lupines & Poppies by plein air painter Silvia Trujillo

Hello there artist friends,

 Now that summer is coming to an end, here’s a chance to sharpen your painting skills and enjoy the remaining warmth before Fall and Winter set in. Hosted by the Rogue Gallery, a workshop in plein air painting is being offered for beginners to advanced artists who would like to learn more about atmospheric perspective, how light effects color, and how to compare values for accuracy. We will be painting Table Rock and Rogue River at a location near Tou Velle Park in Medford on Sat, Sept 23 from 10am -4pm. I promise a fun and informative time for all… join us if you can ;)

 Also coming up is a plein air workshop hosted by The Lassen Art Center in Shingletown, CA. This location is at the base of Lassen National Park which is a great place to visit during the Fall season for sight seeing, hiking, and just relaxing.The date is set for Oct 21 &22, and if weather permits painting will be conducted outdoors to capture the Fall scenery. In case of rain we can paint indoors while looking out at the lovely grounds of the center.

 I know for many of you in the Rogue Valley it’s been one long, smoky summer. Personally I was unable to get out to paint on location as much as I would’ve liked so now that the smoke has cleared I’m planning on making up for lost opportunities. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join either of these workshops or would like to set up a private session or two.

Wishing you well,

silvia

Billings Pond plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Billings Pond plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Paschal's Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Paschal’s Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Art & Soul Gallery Featured Artist for October – First Friday Event, October 6th, 5-8PM

Join Kat von Cupcake and me during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk for a celebration of the animals at the “Love Rhymes with Everything” Art Show on October 6th from 5 – 8PM!

 

This show features a mix of original paintings & framed prints paired with poetry by Kat von Cupcake, written from the animal’s perspective – as well as our book with the same title, published by local boutique publisher, Ashland Creek Press.

 

The opening reception includes select poetry readings and discussion about the animals behind the artwork at 6:30PM. Kat and I will also be available to personalize books – which would make the perfect holiday gift for the animal lover in your family!  And, of course, there will be wine and snacks too.

 

100% of sales proceeds from this show will be donated to Sanctuary One, a non-profit care farm & animal sanctuary in Jacksonville, OR. Sanctuary One t-shirts and sweatshirts will also be available for purchase during First Friday.

 

This show runs through October 29th if you are unable to make it in for First Friday.

Share on Facebook

RoxyAnn Winery July Artist Reception and Sanctuary One Benefit Night with Blue Lightning Band – Friday, July 14th 4-8PM

Join us to celebrate the animals and help raise some money for Sanctuary One, an animal rescue and care farm in the Applegate Valley! Food trucks will be on site, along with animal art, music for dancing and RoxyAnn wine. The artist reception (4-7PM) is free, with 100% of art sales proceeds benefitting Sanctuary One. The band starts at 6PM, with a $10 cover charge, where half is donated to Sanctuary One! Advance reservations for tables of 8 are available for $70 by calling the tasting room at 541-776-2315. 

Share on Facebook

Love Rhymes with Everything – An Interview with Dana and Kat for Barefoot Vegan Magazine

Thank you Barefoot Vegan Magazine for including this interview with me and Kat von Cupcake in your beautiful June issue! Below is an except from the magazine.

Share on Facebook

Love Rhymes with Everything is a VegNews Staff Pick!

We are thrilled to be noted as a staff pick in the June 2017 issue of VegNews Magazine!

Share on Facebook

Love Rhymes with Everything Book Event for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

We have photos from our book event last week, thanks to Midge Raymond who came prepared to take lots of photos, while also helping us manage the book sales process! We had a full house at Umpqua Bank Potrero Hill, and sold 59 books, with all proceeds (over $650) benefitting Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. A big thanks to Kimberly Floren for arranging the event and creating swag bags for all our attendees! Muttville even brought several dogs who are looking for new families. What a wonderful organization! Find out more about their work, and see their available dogs at  http://www.muttville.org.

 

Share on Facebook

Embracing Painting Distractions – Dana Feagin Art News – April 2017

I’m a bit delayed in posting this link to my April newsletter. Click on the image below.

Share on Facebook

Love Rhymes with Everything Book Event at Dana Campbell Vineyards, Sunday, April 23rd from 1:30 – 3:30PM

Join us for an afternoon of wine and books at a FUNdraiser for Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) on Sunday, April 23rd at Dana Campbell Vineyards in Ashland, 1:30PM – 3:30PM! All proceeds from the sale of Love Rhymes with Everything: animal ruminations through poetry and paintings will be donated to FOTAS. Kat von Cupcake and I will be on hand to sign books, share some of the background on this collaboration, and read some of the poetry. Prints and note cards featuring my art will also be for sale to benefit FOTAS and wine and snacks will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public, but since this event is hosted by Dana Campbell Vineyards, you must be at least 21 years old to enter the winery. We hope to see you there!

 

Share on Facebook