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Southern Oregon Society of Arts meets January 21st

Due to library availability, Southern Oregon Society of Arts first meeting of 2019 will be the THIRD Monday.

Just a heads-up!  Due to library availability, Southern Oregon Society of Artists first meeting of 2019 will be the THIRD Monday.

Don’t forget this will be a juried critique and the President’s challenge will be black and white drawings for the 2019 directory.  All SOSA members are invited to submit entries and all attendees will be asked to vote for their favorite.  Number one drawing will be used for the front of the directory and number two will be used for the back.

Southern Oregon Society of Artists

SOSA invites all two-dimensional visual artists to attend meetings held on the fourth* Monday of each month, January – October at the Medford Public Library at 7:00 pm. Be early – library doors lock at 7:00 pm!

*Due to library availability, Southern Oregon Society of Arts January 2019 meeting will be the THIRD Monday.

Call For Art- Don’t Fence Me In, Rogue Gallery Annual Members Exhibit 40 South Bartlett Street Medford Oregon 97501 541-772-8118
The Annual Members’ exhibit in the Main Gallery is a favorite for many. You are invited to bring in one piece for this year’s theme “Don’t Fence Me In”. For this year, break through whatever boundaries you like as the title “Don’t Fence Me In” implies. (Though within our constraints of being a current member, and framing and dimensions requirements listed HERE>>) This is one of the few exhibits you can submit a piece that is not for sale.

Annual Members Exhibit – Don’t Fence Me In

Drop-off one piece on the theme “Don’t Fence Me In” on Friday, November 2,10am-5pm and Saturday, November 3, 11:00-3:00 pm. The exhibit runs November 9-December 21, 2018. The reception is Friday, November 16, 2018, 5-8pm. Pick-up is Saturday, December 22, 2018 11am-3pm and Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 10am-5pm.

•Artists must be current members of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center. They may become a member at the time of drop-off.
• Work is your original art (no reproductions) created within the last two years.
• Photographs and hand-pulled prints are signed.
• Work is in excellent condition (clean mats and frames).
• Work is properly framed and wired for hanging. For safety of artwork, we do not allow saw tooth hangers.
• Watercolors and works on paper must be covered by glass or Plexiglas with no exposed edges (closed frames only). Wrapped canvas is ok.
• Outer dimensions (including frame) are 40” x 40”.
• Please do not submit work that has previously been display in any of our galleries.
• Artist receives 60% of sale price: Rogue Gallery receives a 40% commission of retail sale.

Forms: Inventory & Artist Agreement and Art Labels

My New Website


I am thrilled to announce

that My New Website

is Now Launched!!

And I would really love for you to visit me there…

My incredible website designer is

Cheryl Stockton

from Stockshot Studio

She's been so wonderful to work with! 


My River Garden Studio blog will stay up,

so you can still see all my posts…

but I will be writing on the new blog from now

on my website.






Wildland Creatures, New Stencil Designs


I am excited to announce the Release of my New Stencil Designs…for StencilGirl!


Let me tell you a little about them…


My Wildland Creatures are a part of a new series that include the birds, fish and animals that I love to watch and include in my artwork. I hope that you will love to use my new designs in your art as well!


These animals are a part of my life in the Pacific Northwest.

Each stencil design represents an animal that I love. I have even written legends to go with them to inspire you in your art making. You can read more about my Wildland Creatures on StencilGirlTalk 


I have walked the fields where the horses and cattle roam, climbed over rocky cliffs where the rams once thrived, waded in the ocean water with the fish and watched the hawks fly.


These stencil designs can be used as a focal point or a background… or both.

They are wonderful in a painting or collage or a page in your art journal. Pan pastels, distress inks, permanent inks and gesso are my favorite tools for stenciling.

The emblems that go with each creature symbolize their characteristics and the passage of time. I really enjoy mix and matching them with other stencils.

Please visit here to read more about them and visit here to see them in the StencilGirl Products Shop 



That Time In Between


Mandala with Blessing Sticks from Art Unraveled…

These are the days between midsummer and late summer. Here in my perch above the Klamath River the flowers are reaching as tall as they can before they go to seed.


I am nestling in the way I always do after I travel… especially when I teach. I have been to Colorado where I taught with my dear friend Leslie Marsh in the vacation home of my other dear friend Hasty Pearl, (Laura Roberts). Such an inspiring setting with rugged cliffs above the jubilant singing Crystal River. And such inspiring students as they created with all of their hearts and soul. See photos of Crystal River book arts here.



Pages in Progress by Marline


Student Artist Books

And I taught in the mountains where I helped raise money for the wonderful Klamath Outdoor School… this is the land of blue-green spring water and ponderosa pines, long lush grass, wildflowers and butterflies. This workshop included nature walks and talks by my friend, Marjorie Glass, a wildlife biologist. We slept in a big yurt and the stars were amazing. Please see photos of "Nature in the Mind's Eye here.


Artist Book by Christine


Kandis Artist Book Pages

And lastly I taught three workshops at the amazing Art Unraveled in Phoenix, Arizona where I was welcomed with open arms, encountered my first Monsoon and realized again just how strong the pull of art Is. Please see photos from my three workshops at Art Unraveled here.


Artist Book by Helen


Artist Book by Chrissie

In each place I got to spend time with old friends and new and be amongst other women who know how important it is to nourish themselves. 

One of the things I love the most about teaching is when I walk away from someones worktable and then return after awhile the amazing surprises I encounter!


Victory Shield by Laura


Blessing Sticks by Helen

To Find Your Art


Summer days,

mornings filled with wonder.


Sleepy afternoons,

daydreams with wings

and stars that smile.


I awake each day to find my art,

to hold on to it 

and then let it go.


To find myself,

and then relax into being who I am.

To find your art

This is what I am learning.



Summer Bundle Sale

Due to popular demand my

June Bundle Sale

is now a

Summer Bundle Sale!!June Bundle Sale



 Because my two online workshops


The Thread That Weaves


Nature Journaling

 compliment each other

so delightfully…

I'm offering a bundle discount so you can enjoy both!

Bundled Workshop Price:$106.00

(Your savings is $50.00)


Videos and blog posts will guide you through each project, with space to share and communicate with me and fellow classmates.


You will love these workshops!

Art and Nature Collage

Student artwork inspired by nature.


I've tailored the lessons so you can enjoy the process whether you are brand-new to the world of art, or even if you are a seasoned professional!

The Thread That Weaves, Student Work

Student Artworks 


 As always with my online workshops, go at your own pace as we observe, discover, and create together, finding inspiration in nature and ourselves.


All About The Thread That Weaves

A wonderful opportunity for you at any level of experience with mixed media, my online workshop The Thread That Weaves provides instruction and insight through videos with accompanying blog posts.

The rich content of the class leave your hands full of gorgeous art you created yourself.

Like all of my online workshops, once you register, you always have access to the videos and  groups, and access to the blog for two years. After that you can email me and I will put you back on the list of readers… 

The course is divided into four weeks of projects where you can go at any pace as we make a small book from pages we fold, enforce, and collage over in fun, new ways.


Kim Henkle's lovely pages…

Through the weeks, we explore a variety of materials to use, and we create backgrounds, make a mini book, experiment with collage, and learn techniques to attach, embellish, and stitch different items. As we weave our way through the course, we discuss design, composition, and focal points.

The Thread That Weaves has additional projects involving collecting, writing, and photographing in ways that enhance each week's lessons.

I respond quickly and am easily accessible through the group blog and e-mail. Discussions and suggestions are more than welcome in the blog so everyone can benefit from the conversations that spring from this course.

We can share our work on Instagram at


or #naturejournalingwithroxanne

This workshop connects like souls from around the world – one more golden stitch that makes it irresistible. 



All About Nature Journaling

Whether you already love it or you want to try observing, writing, drawing, painting, and photographing outside, Nature Journaling online offers new ideas and techniques. You'll collage in conjunction with nature and wildlife and create gorgeous projects that include found objects.

The course enriches creativity and vision and fosters greater observation of the natural world, helping you be more at ease with writing what you see and feel, freeing you to be more perceptive and reflective.

I've constructed the course to be for all levels, so first-timers and experienced artists alike can reap the benefits of the beautiful content and inspiring lessons. 

Each week's projects include experimenting with painting, drawing, writing, collaging, mixed media, and often photography. Throughout the workshop, we will take a closer look at and play with flowers, leaves/twigs/grasses, butterflies, trees, and birds. We also ecodye in the garden and make a beautiful accordion book to hold our observations and creations. Gorgeous pictures and inspirational quotes accompany the lessons, blogs, and videos.

As with all of my online workshops,

I want to help you find your magic and make each project uniquely yours.

Go at your own pace – there is plenty of room to return to a portion or to repeat as many times as you like!

Plus, once you register, you continue to have access to the lessons, blogs, videos, and groups forever after.

This online workshop pairs naturally with another, The Thread That Weaves, so I've created a discounted bundle option for those of you who would like to take both classes!

For your convenience, I have added a Buy Now Button below. 

Bundled Workshop Price:


If you want to purchase just one of the workshops, they are their regular price on the individual post.


A Case of Curiosities in Taos, New Mexico


A few days ago I returned from an amazing retreat that I taught with Seth Apter from The Altered Page.


I'm still basking in the glow of Taos and the Mabel Dodge Luhan House where our retreat was held.


From the first moment we arrived there was magic. We all noticed it, Seth and I, our students, and even the staff. They said that we brought an alchemy to the house. We were enchanted.


I loved teaching with Seth. We broke up our teaching days by one of us teaching in the morning, and one in the afternoon. This worked beautifully. We had both created brand new projects just for this workshop, and all of them would fit into our "cases of curiosities." 



My heart is full of images of the beautiful creations our students made with us. Each unique, each magical just like they were.


We took many field trips!

Our favorite's were to to see Annie Coe who is one of my featured artists in Storytelling with Collage.


And to visit Leighanna Light's and Thomas Ashman's studio!


It was so exciting for all of us to meet these amazing artists in person!


A special thanks to Bonnie for working with us to make this workshop happen, and to all the staff at Mabel's for taking such beautiful care of us! We can't wait until next year!


I am also very excited share that I have a post featured on the Cloth Paper Scissors Website, where I share more thoughts about this workshop, My New Book and my Live Webinar on March 31st!!!  

Crystal River Book Arts

Crystal River Book Arts

June 24th-26th


Redstone, Colorado






May-2015 Redstone 028

Three days of ecodyeing, stitching, collaging and being pampered with Roxanne Evans Stout and Leslie Marsh at the beautiful Redstone, Colorado, home of Laura Roberts, (also known as Hasty Pearl)!

With Leslie, students will learn to ecodye – coaxing beautiful prints onto paper and fabric for their books using leaves, heat and water. They will bind the fruit of their efforts into a wrapped felt book using gathered sticks and a very simple binding.

Roxanne will share her many collaging and stitching secrets with participants, filling the pages of their books with stunning nature-inspired pieces of art.

While we're busy creating, Laura will spoil our socks off in the all-out way she's becoming known for. An excellent cook and hostess extraordinaire, she will leave us all smiling and full of her yummy treats.

The workshop fee includes everything necessary to complete the 6.5" by 5" book similar as shown.

It also includes lunch and more delicious snacks than we could possibly eat.

June is the perfect time to be in Colorado.

We hope you can join us!

Dates and time:

June 24-26,2016


Location: Redstone, Colorado

(details to come with registration)

Price: $450

(non-refundable, but transferable)

Register for this workshop on 

Leslie's blog here:

Crystal River Book Arts

 * Supply list to come after registration!


Workshop and Event Schedule for 2016




Storytelling with Collage

by Roxanne Evans Stout


This is one of my brand new pieces made just for this book!

You can see it pictured behind the original piece.

Now available to order!!

Here: Amazon

And here: Cloth Paper Scissors Shop

And here: Northlight Shop




My Online Workshops


is Open!

Join Me and

Be Inspired for:

Pathways and Wanderings

Pathways square


The Thread That Weaves



Nature Journaling

We are currently working on bundling

these two workshops,

please stay tuned!


Gathering Grace

on Altered Wings


With Lorri Scott

January 9th and 10th, 2016



A Case of Curiosities


With Seth Apter

March 13th – 19th

Mabel Dodge Luhan House

Taos,New Mexico

There are two spots open due to cancellations!


Crystal River

Book Arts



Three magical days

of Artistic Bliss

I'll be teaching with Leslie Marsh


This workshop will be hosted by


June 24th, 25th and 26th…2016

Redstone, Colorado

More information is coming soon but here is what we have so far!

 Crystal River Book Arts
June 24th through June 26th
Taught by Roxanne Evans Stout and Leslie Marsh
Hosted by Hasty Pearl
in magical Redstone, Colorado
Price: $450.00

Together we will eco-dye native plants,

create a beautiful book,

collage, stitch and glaze

our pages…

in one of the most gorgeous settings

in Colorado!



*August date to be announced in Phoenix, Arizona


Art and Soul Retreats

Tapestry Collaging3

Wednesday Sept 28th – Saturday Oct 1

Virginia Beach,Virginia

I will be doing three workshops here!!

– Tapestry Collaging Your Story

– The Alchemist's Book of Treasures

– Nature's Gathering…Exploring Stenciling


*Special Projects for Cloth Paper Scissors

I am very proud to say that I am one of the

Art Lessons Artists for 2016!

Stay tuned for more information.