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November 2018 Art Du Jour Newsletter

Art du Jour Gallery | 213 E. Main StreetMedford, OR 97501

Art du Jour November 2018

Hanley Farm-Painting by Debby Fisher showing at Art du Jour. Image proved by artist.

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, will be presenting Ruth Heath as featured artist, and Debby Fisher continues to have her stunning display as the guest artist exhibit in the Salon.  We will also be announcing the winner of our People’s Choice “Furry and Feathery Friends” contest with the top vote getter on display through the month of November.

Ruth Heath featured artist for November

Ruth Heath began painting at 22 after purchasing some Walter Foster instruction books. After moving to Medford with her family from Southern California she found this to be an inspiring place to live, and began painting with watercolors, acrylics and pastels.

Ruth Heath’s art exhibit at Art du Jour is the inspiration of her travels through Europe. Image provided by the artist.

Her suggestion to new painters is start with pencil sketching or painting with one color and gradually add more. She writes, “As you practice more you will see the things around you in a different light and you will improve. Learn the basics, so your masterpieces will stand the test of time, then be brave and try something different. There are many excellent art teachers in this area and U tube has countless instruction videos.”

Ruth has had the good fortune to have traveled to England, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Greece, Israel and Egypt with family and friends. As a result her artwork often depicts unique architecture, castles, quaint villages and cottages. Though she has also traveled extensively through the United States, Canada and Mexico, this display on our featured wall is primarily European street scenes, windows and doorways. Ruth is an honorary member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists and a charter member of Art du Jour Gallery.

Debby Fisher guest artist through November

Debby Fisher received her art education from many venues majoring in art education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, studying drawing at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a plethora of workshops along life’s journey. In the mid 90’s, after settling in Oregon with her family, Debby studied commercial art with Semyon Bilmes, who now leads Atelier Maui. After a time in the illustration business, she was drawn back to oil painting through the work of great artists such as Michael Dudash and Chris Hopkins, who she had the privilege of connecting with and learning from through the Masterpiece Christian Artists Conferences.  Now doing commissioned pieces and gallery paintings that reflect the beauty God surrounds us with every day, her work is in many private collections across the country.

Thunderhead- Painting by Debby Fisher at Art du Jour Gallery. Image provided by artist.

Debby says, “When I was about 10 years old, I attended my first oil painting class which took place in a little classroom behind a butcher shop in Pittsburgh, PA, and I’ve loved the smell of oils ever since! I like to paint many genres, as you’ll see in this Salon exhibit, from pumpkins to barns to musicians!”

Third Friday November

Join us for our Third Friday reception 11/16, 5:00-8:00 pm.  We are now accepting applications for artists who would like to join our cooperative and display their work to the Medford community.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected] for more information.

Call For Art- Don’t Fence Me In, Rogue Gallery Annual Members Exhibit

www.roguegallery.org 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.

ELIGIBILITY
•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

www.roguegallery.org

Southern Oregon Society of Artists News September 2018

SOSA Sept News 2018

Ongoing 4-Week Sessions with Pastel Instructor Janis Ellison at Central Art

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Focus On Design In Pastel Painting

 

Instructor: Janis Ellison
Where: Central Art classroom
When: September 10, 24, October 1, 8, 2018 (Four Monday sessions)
Time: 9:30-1:00
Fee: $125.00

 

Learn how shape, color, value, texture and line can influence your choices in composing a painting with good design elements. Join me for ongoing 4-week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel.

 

Register NOW!

541-218-9788

[email protected] www.janisellison.com

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Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show & Sale

THE ARTISTS’ WORKSHOP ANNUAL SHOW & SALE

AUGUST 3-26, 2018

‘LITHIA WATER’ Pastel By Steve Bennett

‘LITHIA WATER’ Pastel By Steve Bennett

The Artists’ Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale opens Friday, August 3, at 10 am at the Art Presence Center, corner of 5th and D in Jacksonville.

A special Reception with the Artists will be held on Saturday, August 4, from 2-5 pm. Admission to the show and the reception is free.

The group is comprised of passionate, accomplished artists who capture local landscapes, historical buildings, flowers, still lifes, abstracts, and other subjects using oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, print-making, encaustic, mixed media, ink, etc. Members include award-winning collected artists who may also teach art classes and workshops.

Participants in this year’s show are Raye Aubin, Susan Austin, Steve Bennett, Sue Bennett, Katy Cauker, Peter Coons, Susan DeRosa, Rick Evans, Kim Faucher, Marilyn Hurst, Jeanne LaRae, Jean Mailander, Kirsten Meriwether, Carolyn Roberts, Desmond Serratore, and David William Terry. The group was started in 1979 by Jacksonville Artist Elaine Witteveen.

Each year new members join the group; anyone is welcome to join in the plein aire paintouts, which are held on Fridays during spring, summer and fall (weather permitting) on location in pre-selected spots around the Rogue Valley. Many of those plein aire paintings will be in the Show. In addition to original framed pieces, an assortment of unframed matted original art will be available as well as prints. Those who purchase art may take it with them.

The Show, located at the Art Presence Center, corner of 5th and D in Jacksonville, will be open each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in August from 10 am to 5 pm. The last day of the Show is Sunday, August 26.

Guided Instruction To Make Your Drawing & Painting Skills Stronger!

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JUST PAINT! …and make your efforts count!
2-Day Workshop with Instructor Cheryl Magellen

When: Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm with one hour lunch break
Media/Focus: Oil, acrylic, or pastel • All subjects from realism to abstraction
Fee: $120 for both days
All skill levels • Absolute beginners welcome! • Minimum: 6 Maximum: 12 students
Let’s pay special attention to design and composition, and then we can work together to improve our technical skills, focusing on values, color choices, edge treatments, and personal style to arrive at a suitable degree of finish.
This workshop is meant to be a hands-on event, tailored to the specific needs of each artist. Participants who register early and email Cheryl before July 20 will receive a special program of study geared specifically to their skill level and area of focus. This will be like having a private lesson in a group setting!
Never painted before and would like to try? No problem. Email ahead and the supplies you need will be ready and waiting for you.*
Plan on spending lunch in the classroom on Sunday so you don’t miss the special “Round-Robin” painting experience!
*there may be a fee for supplies, depending on the medium you choose.
Questions? For more information and to register for classes, email Cheryl at [email protected].
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Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 Is Coming! Plan Your Life Accordingly.

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Art In The Rough:

A Plein Air Vendor Fair  at Central Art! 

It’s your first plein air “field assignment.” The easel’s packed, brushes are stowed, paints and canvas tucked into the nooks and crannies of your rig – which is now bursting at the seams! “But wait,” you say, “what am I missing? Is there something better I could be using?”

Bring that intrepid spirit to Central Art during our Plein Air Vendor Fair

Wednesday June 20th, 2018,

and expand your artistic horizons with a plethora of the latest and greatest in plein air essentials that will enrich your experience.

Watch live demonstrations and talk with the experts about what’s new and exciting, enjoy great discounts, and enter to win a Grand Prize!

Plus: don’t forget to share your art adventures with us on Instagram! Be sure to tag @centralart1 in your post, and use the hashtag: #rogueartadventures . We look forward to seeing what you create in the places that inspire you!

*For full schedule of events and to Register Online, be sure to visit

www.soartistsworkshop.com

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Silvia Trujillo’s Landscapes on Exhibit at Shepherd’s Dream

Many of my works are being exhibited at Shepherd’s Dream until May 31 in a solo show….

Silvia Trujillo Landscape Paintings on Exhibit now thru May 31

Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk May 4th, 2018

Shepherd’s Dream 42 East Main Street In Ashland, OR

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new location of this wonderful store that specializes in natural bedding products, now’s a good time to do so!

I’m impressed with the artistically simulated bedroom environments that are displayed in the store, plus the way they’ve used my art to accent these restful sleep /space vignettes.

Here’s the flyer :

Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class

Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class!

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Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class with Janis Ellison

Explorations in Pastel Painting
with Janis Lacey Ellison
PSA, IAPS/MC, PSWC, PSO, NPS, PSNM, SPS
Price: $125.00
Workshop Dates: 5/14/2018 – 6/4/2018
Location: Central Art Classroom
Learn a variety of techniques in Pastel to capture color and texture in your paintings. This session will move beyond simple application and teach you techniques to give your paintings texture and color with an impressionistic painterly look and feel.
Join me for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel.
All levels welcome.
Next class session May 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 2018. Four Monday sessions from 9:30-1:00 pm.
Register with $50.00 deposit, email or call for details.
Student supplies materials, supply list available upon registration.
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Contact: Janis Ellison
Phone: 541-218-9788
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