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.

Art Reception at the Rogue Gallery on October 20, 2017

Art Reception at the Rogue Gallery on October 20, 2017

Alx Fox Sunrise Through the Mist Abstract Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 36"

Alx Fox Sunrise Through the Mist

Main Gallery exhibit:

Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

Exhibit date: September 29 – November 10, 2017

 Artists in this exhibit explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson uniquely create artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world.

Eleanor H.  Erskine received a BFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA in Printmaking with special focus in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.  She has taught at Maine College of Art, Kansas City Art Institute, Chautauqua Institute, Penland School of Crafts, and Portland State University.

Medford artist, Alx Fox is an abstract expressionist painter who is driven by her passion for self-expression through bold blended colors and distinctive textures. She studied photography, art history and design at Barat College, Lake Forest, Ill.

Zelpha Hutton was an art teacher for twenty nine years and owned Paisley Yarn Shop in Ashland for twenty three years. Her paintings are a reflection of her personal experiences, the spirit of a landscape or imaginary narration. She resides in Central Point.

Keith Johnson received a Bachelor’s of Art and a Masters of Art from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has been an active painter and printmaker for over five decades. His painting process he describes as “letting go and allowing the paint to develop its own life and its own voice”. Keith lives in Jacksonville.

Ashland artist, Dan Tilden has a passion for woodworking. Using the natural features from the tree, he turns hollow vessels, pots, and bowls on a wood lathe to create an elegant shape while keeping the piece in the most natural state possible. Using a natural edge opening, drying wet wood to warp and move, and using a knot or void in the shape adds character to the piece and lets the piece “speak for itself”.

 

Elm Burl by Dan Tilden

Dan Tilden’s Elm Burl

 

Community Gallery Exhibit

In the Community Gallery

A Moment in Time: Paintings by Trisha Stricklin

 October 13 – November 17, 2017

Ashland artist Trisha Stricklin’s still life, landscape and figurative paintings are rendered sensitively and accurately in high contrast, vibrant colors.

Trisha Stricklin was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree the California College of Arts and Crafts. For twenty five years, she worked in San Francisco as a designer/art director and illustrator with companies such as the Sharper Image, Smith and Hawken, Gumps, and Williams Sonoma. She moved to the Rogue Valley in 2004 and continued her commercial work. She now devotes most of her time to painting. She describes her oil paintings as “impressionistic realism.” She states, “I strive to produce an accurate rendering of my subject, but not every detail needs to be presented.  There is a place for full detail, and there is a place for space and simplicity.”

Refreshments by Harry and David will be served at the reception on October 20, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

 Call the Rogue Gallery & Art Center for more info: (541) 772-8118

Check out more fun activities at: www.roguegallery.org
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

Open Studios: How Art is Made - Grants Pass

Get inspired by 23 artists in 18 studio locations throughout Josephine County. Artist’s whose studios are located south of the Rogue River have their studios open on 9/23 & 9/24. The next weekend, 9/30 & 10/1, artists whose studios are north of the Rogue River have their studios open. Both days the studios are open 10 am – 5 pm.
Tickets for the event are $20 per adult. The map of all the studio locations is the ticket. And for the first 150 tickets we have an Artist Guide Book, featuring photos of each artist’s work, and their artist statements. It is a 52 page, 6” x 9” book.  Attendees can visit as many studios as they like, over the course of the 4 days.
We also have a Preview Exhibition in the Grants Pass Museum of Art from 9/20 through 9/28. We have an artist opening (everyone is welcome!!) on Wednesday, September 20th from 5 – 6:30 pm. Admission is always free at the Museum.
 Open Studios How Art is Made Grants Pass and Josephine County this September
Check out the Facebook page with posts about each individual artist. https://www.facebook.com/openstudiosgp/

Gallery Talk at FireHouse Gallery, RCC

Please join us at RCC’s FireHouse Gallery on Friday, October 2nd at 2pm for a talk by Willamette University Art Professor James B. Thompson.

Thompson’s work will be on display at FireHouse September 29 – October 24.

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1951, James B. Thompson earned his BA degree from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1973 and his MFA degree from Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri in 1977. A Professor of Art and faculty member at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon since 1986, Thompson began his teaching career in 1976 at Washington University School of Fine Arts and has since formally taught Art as a faculty member at AHA-ILACA in London, England, National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland, Ripon College, OSU-Cascades, University of Alaska, and Tokyo International University America.

A practicing, professional artist since 1973, Thompson has established a formidable nationwide artistic reputation over the past thirty-eight years as one of the most thoughtful and intriguing painters, printmakers and educators from the Pacific northwest region of the country. Thompson’s work has been featured in numerous international and nationally recognized art exhibitions at prominent museums and galleries throughout his career and is included in public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. A number of public and private entities have commissioned Thompson to create bodies of art works for their respective institutions. Exhibitions in both solo and group shows brought the attention of publishing houses that subsequently reproduced selections of Thompson’s art works as book covers published in several editions. Thompson has received numerous awards, honors, fellowships purchase prizes and grants as an artist and educator.

FireHouse Gallery, RCC

214 SW 4th St, Grants Pass

541-956-7241

Natural Earth Paint Spring News

Spring News: DIY Art Supplies Recipes & New Products

natural and nontoxic printmaking ink diy recipe
I recently met a local artist/ printmaker, Shannon Yost, and asked her if she’s ever made non-toxic printmaking ink (because I know it’s very hard to find). To my delight and surprise she had actually studied with visiting Japanese Master Printmakers and learned a very ancient and little-known technique called the Moku Hanga technique of making your own inks. This ancient recipe has always used all non-toxic ingredients and we had fun including natural earth pigments in the mix! This ink is for wood block prints but can also be used for linoleum cuts and mono prints.

materials needed to make nontoxic printmaker's ink at home

Materials Needed:  Rice Paste (Nori), Natural Earth Pigments, Magnesium Carbonate -optional, Alcohol (Gin is best) – optional (makes ink more archival and durable)

Tools Needed: roller or soft brush, palette, small container, metal paint spatula
Find Step-by-Step Instructions HERE

NEW!

The Complete Eco-friendly

Artists Oil Paint Kit

new natural earth paints, set now comes with 10 pigments, a 4 oz jar of refined walnut oil, 4 oz jar of eco-solve, a new product, mixing instructiosn and a guide to using earth paints

We’re excited to introduce our newest product after many customer requests for a more complete oil paint kit. $44.95This kit contains:

  • Ten natural earth & mineral pigments in 2 oz. packets:  venetian red, orange ochre, yellow ochre, terre verte, ultramarine blue, ultramarine purple, black ochre, burnt sienna, titanium white rutile and burnt umber.
  • 4 oz. jar of refined walnut oil.
  • 4 oz. jar of Eco Solve: non-toxic and plant-based paint thinner/ brush cleaner.
  • Eco Oil Painting Guide & Mixing Instructions

Paint like the Old Masters with these 100% pure and natural earth and mineral oil paints. These naturally non-toxic paints create the most archival, UV resistant, durable and radiant paints available today. 
This kit includes top-quality pigments, sustainably harvested from around the world. Each has been carefully ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to each pigment. They provide a texture, radiance, and subtlety of color that synthetic pigments simply can’t equal. When mixed with oil these paints are free of fillers, preservatives, toxins, petroleum-based pigments and heavy metals.
NEW!

ECO-SOLVE:

Eco-Solve, new nontoxic artists solvent paint thinner from Natural Earth Paints

Now Available in 1 Gallon Metal Containers

Enjoy a very high cost savings on Eco-Solve with our new 1 gallon option. Try our revolutionary non-toxic and natural paint thinner and brush cleaner.  
$69.95 / Gallon

www.NaturalEarthPaint.com

My 4 year old son loves home-made play dough, but in the reality of our hectic days, I never find myself with time to make new batches for him. So when someone gave him a set of modeling clay that permanently stays moist and malleable and infinitely re-usable, I was very excited. I noticed though that there was a toxic smell and it stuck to his hands and dyed them colors. I did a little research and found that most modeling clay is made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) mixed with phthalate plasticizers, which helps keep them soft and maleable. Since these are associated with several scary, potential health risks, I decided to make our own with all natural ingredients and natural earth pigments. As an extra bonus, this modeling clay actually nourishes your skin as you play with it!

Recipe:
-1 cup beeswax pellets
-3 tsp. coconut oil or olive oil
-2 tsp. Lanolin (found in baby sections – commonly used for nursing)
-1 Tbsp. Earth Pigment (Color of your choice)
-plastic ice cube tray or any silicone “mold”

Step 1- Get a double boiler or fill a large pot with water and place a smaller pot with all ingredients inside. Heat ingredients and stir until melted and liquid.Recipe continues HERE

EASTER SALE!

Buy 2 Natural Egg Dye Kits, Get 1 FREE

20% OFF Wooden Egg Craft Kit

Coupon code: eggs2015

NEW

COLORS

Emerald Green   Brilliant Yellow

Ultramarine Purple
New Earth & Mineral Pigment Colors
Now available in 3 oz,, 1 lb. and 2 lb. containers.

Follow our Pinterest page for Eco Painting Tips, Recipes, Earth-based artists and more.
Like us on

Facebook

for Discounts, FREE Giveaways, Painting Tips and more

SHARE THIS EMAIL
TWEET this email
JOIN on FACEBOOK

Rogue Gallery October Exhibits

Fly, Bear, Peacock, woodcuts by Liv Rainey-Smith

Left to right: Fly, Bear, Peacock, woodcuts by Liv Rainey-Smith

In the Community Gallery:

Beast of Lore Woodcut Art of Liv Rainey-Smith

October 17 – November 21, 2014

Reception Friday, October 17, 2014 5:00–8:00pm

 

Inspired by medieval bestiaries, illustrated volumes from the Middle Ages cataloguing both real and mythical animals, the artist creates images incorporating folklore and traditions from diverse cultures. The images are created using one of the oldest methods of printmaking, woodcuts with oil-based ink on cotton rag paper.

 

Portland artist Liv Rainey-Smith specializes in hand-pulled xylographic prints. Her imagery draws primarily upon historic styles, folklore, dreams, and esoteric traditions. Rainey-Smith’s woodcut process incorporates a mixture of traditional and modern tools as well as a blend of European and Japanese printmaking technique. She prints her own fine art prints in small editions on both paper and animal parchment. “While I’ve drawn my inspiration from these centuries-old manuscripts, I’ve naturalized more aspects of the animal’s appearance, and incorporated bits of folklore from a diverse array of traditions and cultures” the artist states.

               

Main Gallery Exhibit:

Transparent Watercolor Paintings of the Watercolor Society of Oregon

October 4 – November 14, 2014

Reception: October 17th, 5:00 – 8:00pm

 

On display in the Main Gallery are transparent watercolor paintings selected from the Fall 2014 convention of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. The exhibit reflects the artistic diversity of the society’s talented members.  Southern Oregon artists represented in the exhibit include Linda Boutacoff, Betty Barrs, Lane Hall, Linda Hagen, Marilyn Hurst, Cecilia Pestlin, Peggy Stermer Cox, and Eve Withrow. “The expertise of the artists using the medium of transparent watercolor is impressive. The range of style and expression is inspiring” says Rogue Gallery Executive Director Kim Hearon.

 

The Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) is a statewide organization and consists of almost 1000 members. WSO’s primary goals are giving members the chance to display their work, and provide education opportunities. The WSO features semi-annual shows, which are juried by nationally recognized artists. Over 320 works were submitted for this exhibit, 80 paintings were chosen.

 

 

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

 

Exhibition and Printmaking Workshop Announcement

Facing Left Raven, print by Rick Bartow

Facing Left Raven, by Rick Bartow

Exhibition Announcement:

Prints From The Plateau: The Works of Crow’s Shadow Institute of The Arts

Rogue Gallery is privileged to exhibit the works of Crow’s Shadow Institute of Art
August 22- September 27, 2014.
Reception and meet the Institute
’s Master Printmaker Frank Janzen, August 22, 5:00 8:00 pm.

The Rogue Gallery will exhibit works from the Crow’s Shadow Institute of Art’s portfolio of prints by the outstanding group of artists associated with the Institute. Among the artists exhibited will be James Lavadour, Marie Watt, Kay WalkingStick, Rick Bartow, Jenene Nagy, and Rick Gendron. Media includes lithographs, monoprints, and woodcuts.

Located in near Pendleton, Oregon, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts is a nonprofit organization that emphasizes contemporary, fine-art printmaking. They also function as a venue to practice traditional Native American art practices including weaving, bead working, and regalia making of the Plateau region. The institute houses a spacious gallery and world-class printmaking studio. Known for their exceptional printmaking, Crow’s Shadow showcases emerging and established artists to produce monotypes, monoprints and print editions which include lithographs, etchings, linocuts, and woodcuts.

The Institute’s Master Printmaker, Frank Janzen will be in attendance at the opening reception on August 22nd from 5:00 8:00 pm. He will then conduct a weekend workshop on monotypes.

Printmaking Workshop:

Monotype Workshop, Crow’s Shadow Institute of Art

Taught by: Crow’s Shadow Institute of Art’s Master Printmaker, Frank Janzen Date: Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Members: $189
Non-Members: $215
Most materials provided. BFK Reeves paper available to purchase in Rogue Studio Limited to 10 students, we encourage you to sign up early
Skill level: Intermediate

North Coast Printmakers Collective “Odyssey” Exhibit at CCC Art Center Gallery

Ink II In the studio of Marie Powell. Photo by Marie Powell

“Ink II” In the studio of Marie Powell. Photo by Marie Powell

Clatsop Community College will host a new exhibit by the North Coast Printmakers Collective in its Art Center Gallery, beginning with an opening reception, Thursday, July 24th at 6pm and continuing through September 19th. The opening reception will include light refreshments and live music, and the public is cordially invited. This special summer exhibit is sponsored in part by the Clatsop Community College Foundation.

 

“Odyssey” asks each of the participating artists to represent a personal journey of discovery and growth as an artist. Momentum points in the journey might be new techniques, new content or new relationships to the work. Each artist’s odyssey is unique and is the foundation of her or his mission as an independent artist.

 

The North Coast Printmakers Collective is a diverse and talented group of established and emerging artists working to express personal insights and shared aesthetics.  Participating artists from the Collective for this show include: Vicki Baker, Elizabeth Bonn-Zimmerman, Sarah Baumert, Reed Clarke, Roger Hallin, Normandie Hand, Kirsten Horning, Pat Howerton, Gin Laughery, Marie Powell, Ben Rosenberg, Penny Treat, Roxanne Turner and Janet Wade.

From July 24th through August 16th, the Gallery will be open Mon.-Thurs. 9-5 p.m., and Fri.-Sat. 1-4 p.m., with artists in attendance Friday and Saturday.  The Gallery will not be open July 4th & 5th. Hours after August 16th will be by appointment.

Please direct inquiries to:  Kirsten Horning, 503-338-2341; [email protected].

 

SOAR Welcomes Pam Haunschild!

Quail, by Pam Haunschild

Quail, by Pam Haunschild

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome Pam Haunschild, who specializes in abstract nature art, to the Visual Artist and Art Education directories! We have thoroughly enjoyed looking at her charming paintings, collages and monotype prints, inspired by natural subjects and sometimes incorporating them. If you don’t know Pam and her work already, we are happy to introduce you to her and hope you will visit her website so you can enjoy becoming a bit more familiar with her wonderful artistic style.

“After a career as a social science Professor, I moved to a wooded property near Ashland and now have time to pursue my lifelong interest in art.  I am inspired by the natural beauty of our region and include flora and/or fauna in all my paintings.  My work is abstract, but the natural elements, e.g., flowers, birds, fish, can be identified.  I try to convey emotion and an appreciation of nature through bright colors and strong design elements.  Much of my work is mixed-media, and I often use fibers, wood, and other natural materials.

“A self-professed ‘workshop junkie,’ I am also taking college art courses and teaching workshops at Ashland Art Center and for OLLI at SOU.  You can see my work at the Ashland Art Center‘s Main Gallery.”

Pam has a number of gallery exhibits and events planned for the remainder of 2014 where you can also see her work in person:

July                      Rogue Valley Manor          Medford
September          Belle Fiore Winery            Ashland
September          Ashland Open Studios Tour
October               ArtOberfest                        Cave Junction
November          Bloomsbury Books            Ashland

Please help us give Pam a warm welcome to the Southern Oregon Artists Resource–see her new listing for a complete set of web links and contact information, visit her Facebook page and show her some love with a “like”! Even better, register for one of her workshops or purchase a piece of her fabulous art!

North Coast Printmakers Collective “Odyssey” Exhibit at CCC Art Center Gallery

In the studio of Marie Powell. Photo by Marie Powell.

In the studio of Marie Powell. Photo by Marie Powell.

Clatsop Community College will host a new exhibit by the North Coast Printmakers Collective in its Art Center Gallery, beginning with an opening reception, Thursday, July 26th at 6pm and continuing through September 19th. The opening reception will include light refreshments and live music, and the public is cordially invited. This special summer exhibit is sponsored in part by the Clatsop Community College Foundation.

“Odyssey” asks each of the participating artists to represent a personal journey of discovery and growth as an artist. Momentum points in the journey might be new techniques, new content or new relationships to the work. Each artist’s odyssey is unique and is the foundation of her or his mission as an independent artist.

The North Coast Printmakers Collective is a diverse and talented group of established and emerging artists working to express personal insights and shared aesthetics.  Participating artists from the Collective for this show include: Vicki Baker, Elizabeth Bonn-Zimmerman, Sarah Baumert, Reed Clarke, Roger Hallin, Normandie Hand, Kirsten Horning, Pat Howerton, Gin Laughery, Marie Powell, Ben Rosenberg, Penny Treat, Roxanne Turner and Janet Wade.

From July 24th through August 16th, the Gallery will be open Mon.–Thurs. 9-5 p.m., and Fri.–Sat. 1–4 p.m., with artists in attendance Friday and Saturday.  The Gallery will not be open July 4th & 5th. Hours after August 16th will be by appointment.

Intensive Printmaking Workshop at CCC

Royal Nebeker, Printmaker

Royal Nebeker, Printmaker

Royal Nebeker, internationally known printmaker, will teach a seven week printmaking class at Clatsop Community College this summer for beginning, intermediate, and professional printmakers. The workshop will be conducted on Fridays, 3pm-8pm, and Saturdays, 10am-4pm, beginning June 27 and extending through August 16, and will be held in the CCC Art Center Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria.

Register online at www.clatsopcc.edu/register or call 503-338-2438. You can also register in-person at the Student Services Center, 1717 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm. Cost of this workshop is $340.

Please direct inquiries to: Student Services, 503-338-2438.