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Art Deadlines List – February 2019 Edition
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April 02, 2019
ARTISTS MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION Artists Magazine’s Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of Artists Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in Artists Magazine. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2nnyvmA




April 30, 2019 SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | GLOBAL MELTDOWN
 This call is for a thematic exhibition based on the Global Meltdown Crisis, all aspects of the crisis, be it global, local, personal, environmental, financial, psychological, scientific and/or spiritual. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, June 14 – July 13, 2019 . Entry is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2VrYF6l

March 04, 2019 CAMERA USA® 2019: NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT $5,000 PRIZE Now in its 9th year, Camera USA® 2019 is a national competition created by the Naples Art Association to inspire and encourage photographers of all skill levels and from all regions of the USA. The exhibit program features 3 professional jurors, one prize of $5,000, five $100 honorable mention awards, and culminates with a photography exhibit in Naples, Florida from June 3 through July 5, 2019. Entry Fee. Details: 239-262-6517 OR https://bit.ly/2Pw7Y1L OR [email protected]

 

March 06, 2019ANNMARIE’S SALON DES REFUSES: LAST CHANCE SHOW & SALE Modeled after the Parisian Salon of 1862, Annmarie’s Salon des Refuses, or ’exhibition of rejects’, will include works that have previously been turned down by a gallery or show, or just haven’t sold. Let’s give these rejects, underappreciated, and misunderstood works another chance! Entry Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://bitly.com/2HIDzyu

 

March 08, 2019TIME JURIED CALL FOR ARTISTS NATIONAL Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition May 4 – June 1, 2019. Juried by James H. Rubin, Time seeks visual works that engage the notion of time on some level, whether relating to the concept, the experience, or the evocation of time. The exhibition will accept all visual art mediums except sound and video. Awards: $800 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, $250 Third Place Entry Fee. Details: 631-862-6575 ORhttps://www.millspondgallery.org/calls-for-entry#/new-page-1 OR [email protected]

 

March 08, 2019THE BIENNIAL OF POSTER BOLIVIA BICEBé® 2019 The Biennial of the Poster Bolivia BICeBé® is the most important international event of design and visual arts in Bolivia and the Southern Cone. More than 15,000 student and professional designers have participated of the activities and from more than 76 countries around the world has been part of the exhibitions, making the BICeBé a true global celebration of design. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2OOrzux

 

March 08, 2019INSIGHT INVESTMENT ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019 The competition is organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, London. There are two competitions: Adult Competition and Young Competition. • The Adult competition is open to anyone aged 16 and over • The Young competition is open to anyone under 16. Entrants may submit up to ten photos. Entries may feature any astronomical subject. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2BfdChn

 

March 11, 20192019 KREFT JURIED NATIONAL EXHIBITION ‘Permanence and Change’ – To be human is to change. We can explore these themes with depictions in the contrast of the spiritual—one’s relationship to the body or to the phenomena of the physical world. With themes ranging from the decay of atoms to the constancy of love, how can we find ways to recognize and reconcile these two elements of human existence and desire within the visual arts? Entry Fee. Details: 734-995-4610 OR https://www.cuaa.edu/life/kreft-arts-program/gallery.html OR [email protected]

 

March 13, 2019 ARCXA: THEME OF ARCHITECTURE IN ART Gallery Ten Seven welcomes two-dimensional submissions that feature architecture (built environment) as a subject matter or theme in a variety of forms including painting, digital imagery and collage. Submissions may feature a variety of architecture elements beyond building as object – built, unbuilt or conceptual. Exhibit runs from March 18 through April 15, 2019. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/gly107c OR [email protected]

 

March 15, 2019 BOLDPAS: A DAY OF ART & PLAY IN OLD PASADENA Call for Artist Submissions for one-day community art event in Pasadena, CA. Temporary, site-specific installations that utilize upcycled materials and encourage public engagement. Six $750 stipends awarded. Open to LA-area artists, emerging/student artists encouraged to apply. Full Call available on Old Pasadena website. No Entry Fee. Details: 626-356-9725 OR https://www.oldpasadena.org/boldpas OR [email protected]

 

March 15, 2019 2019 CALL FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS Davis Editions is a contemporary print publisher and online sales platform. We collaborate with today’s leading artists to publish and sell unique limited edition prints. We are currently accepting submissions for our annual call for contemporary artists. The selected artist will be invited to publish a print with Davis Editions. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2V0xwHb OR [email protected]

 

March 15, 2019 ART OF ENGRAVING SCHOLARSHIP Course explores traditional methods used in making medals & coins. All disciplines encouraged to apply; no prior experience in sculptural engraving required. Chosen applicants receive full scholarships for 2 consecutive Seminars. June 15-20, 2019 / June TBD, 2020 Course underwritten by Gilroy and Lillian P. Roberts Foundation, in honor of Gilroy Roberts, 9th Chief Engraver of the US Mint. No Entry Fee. Details: 719-482-9810 OR http://bitly.com/2t6hIH4 OR[email protected]

 

March 17, 2019 CALL OUT TO ARTISTS FOR FRINGE ARTS BATH FESTIVAL 2019 Inviting Artists & Creatives from across the globe to respond to 18 exhibition & event proposals for FaB19, a 17 day free festival of contemporary visual arts. Free submission. FaB aims to raise the profile of contemporary visual arts in Bath, providing opportunities for early career/emerging Artists, putting art in unusual places in unexpected ways for people to happen across & interact with. No Entry Fee. Details: https://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/

 

March 17, 2019 NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY MOMENTRUM Though a photograph is a snapshot in time, the world around us is in constant motion. This call is about how you capture the idea of motion/momentum in a single frame; photographs that clearly send a message to the viewer that the subject or the camera/lens is moving. Is the position of the subject the indication – a wave arched to crash, or a ballerina in mid air? See website for complete call Entry Fee. Details: 917-359-2642 OR http://www.nyc4pa.com OR[email protected]

 

March 20, 2019 DRAGONS MAIL ART EXHIBIT CALL FOR ART Send art for exhibit at ETG Book Cafe, 208 Bay St, Staten Island April 6–27, 2019 (Part of the St George Day Festival) Mail to: Day de Dada, 123 Scribner Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301 provide your name & email. optional submission: email jpg at 100% scale 1650 x 1275_150 dpi daydedada at yahoo.com ALL work received will be sold with sales going to support the St George Day Festival NO RETURNS No Entry Fee. Details: http://daydedada.com OR[email protected]

 

March 22, 2019 2019 BIENNALE NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION Art League of Hilton Head invites you to send your best work. $5,000 in cash prizes. All artwork selected by jurors will be exhibited May 7-June 1, 2019 in Art League Gallery, a state of the art gallery with high tourist and community visibility. Judge is artist Alan Flattmann of New Orleans. Notification April 5. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/Biennale2019 OR [email protected]

 

March 22, 2019 XVIII VIDEOMINUTE INTERNATIONAL CONTEST The competition is organized by the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Each participant may submit up to 5 videos (fiction or animation). The video must be no longer than 1 minute (60 seconds). Video can be on any subject. Film must be subtitled in Spanish or in English. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Bh5xc2

 

March 25, 2019 DE/COMPOSITION: A NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION Awards $1,000 in cash awards. Best in Show receives $500. A national juried exhibition with a focus on things decomposing, being in a state of decay, deconstructed, or paired down. Both the conceptual side as well as technical/ compositional side of the theme will be encouraged. Open to artists working in all media. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Application Fee. Details: 315-462-0210 ORhttp://www.mainstreetartsgallery.com/submissions.html OR [email protected]

 

March 25, 2019 INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, ALL CITYSCAPE Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 6th Annual International 2019 “ALL Cityscape” Competition. Competition opens February 25, 2019 and closes March 24, 2019. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held. Awards will be given. Winners announced 4/10/19. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR https://tinyurl.com/2019-cityscape OR [email protected]

 

March 31, 2019 CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR ARTSFEST ’19 FINE ARTS FESTIVAL Join us for our 26th Anniversary – Sept 21 & 22, 10am-5pm both days! Artsfest is an annual juried arts festival held at beautiful Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Solomons, Maryland, where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR https://annmariegarden.wufoo.com/forms/26th-annual-artsfest-2019-artist-application OR [email protected]

 

April 01, 2019 2019 WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST The contest is organized by Winning Writers. You may submit one humor poem, in English. Your poem should not exceed 250 lines in length. You may submit published or unpublished work. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2l8f0zu

 

April 02, 2019 CALL FOR ENTRIES EBB & FLOW: THE POWER OF WATER Vital to Earth and all known forms of life, water holds awesome powers of creation, destruction, and transformation. This exhibit invites artists to submit works that explore the power, meaning, and majesty of water, from its chemical composition to its economic importance, to its terror and allure. All media welcome; small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works to be included in the show. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 ORhttp://bitly.com/2VgaGvA OR [email protected]

 

April 02, 2019 ARTISTS MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION Artists Magazine’s Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of Artists Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in Artists Magazine. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2nnyvmA

 

April 05, 2019 LGBTQ REGIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBIT Exhibit runs June 1-30 at Erie Art Gallery. Jurors are Sharon Louden, Artistic Director of Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution and Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic. LGBTQ artists 18+ years old who reside within 150 miles of Erie, PA are eligible to submit work. CASH AWARDS. Sponsored by Greater Erie Alliance for Equality. DETAILS: ErieArtGallery.com or GreaterErieAlliance.com. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.ErieArtGallery.com ORhttp://www.GreaterErieAlliance.com

 

April 30, 2019 SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | GLOBAL MELTDOWN This call is for a thematic exhibition based on the Global Meltdown Crisis, all aspects of the crisis, be it global, local, personal, environmental, financial, psychological, scientific and/or spiritual. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, June 14 – July 13, 2019 . Entry is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2VrYF6l


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2019 Britt Festival Orchestra Program Call for Entries

Teddy Abrams and the Britt Festival Orchestra

CALLING ALL POETS, WRITERS & VISUAL ARTISTS

Britt Music & Arts Festival wants to put your creativity on display in our 2019 Britt Festival Orchestra Souvenir Program. Our 2019 season is built around the theme ‘The Sound of Nature’. We are looking for original poetry, short stories, or visual art that relates to music & nature for our publication. How does music reflect nature? Where do we find music? How does nature inspire the creative process with regards to music? How did smoke from various fires last summer impact the making of music? Explore these topics through your written or visual artistic expressions.

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2019 Britt Festival Orchestra Program Call for Entries

Calling All Poets, Writers & Visual Artists

Britt Music & Arts Festival wants to put your creativity on display in our 2019 Britt Festival Orchestra Souvenir Program. Submit your original work via email by April 1st, 2019 to be considered.

Our 2019 season is built around the theme ‘The Sound of Nature’. We are looking for original poetry, short stories, or visual art that relates to music & nature for our publication, which will go to press in June 2019.  How does music reflect nature? Where do we find music? How does nature inspire the creative process with regards to music? How did smoke from various fires this summer impact the making of music? Explore these topics through your written or visual artistic expressions.

What to consider:

For visual artists: The physical page size will be  6.625”w x 10.125”t and will be printed using CMYK. Please submit a high-res JPG or PDF file for us to consider. All mediums accepted. (Paintings, Illustrations, Comic Art, Photography, Decoupage, etc.) For artists from the Rogue Valley: We will make a high-res scan of the chosen work and return the original to you or you can donate it to be auctioned off to support the BFO. For artists from out of the area (outside the Rogue Valley, Oregon) please be able to supply a high-res print-ready scan or photo of your piece for publication. Any donated work will be auctioned off to support the Britt Festival Orchestra.

Graphic Novel Pages: Using the format of a comic book or graphic novel, express your artistic impressions to be shared with our audience. The focus can be on anything related to orchestral/classical music & nature. From the fire season and how that impacted the making of music to how nature inspires music, to a fictionalized account of our superhero maestro, Teddy Abrams or one of our featured composers. The sky’s the limit!

Poetry: Poems should be a maximum of 250 words (to appear on a half-page of the program)

Prose: Articles or stories should be a maximum of 500 words (to take up a single page of the program)

If your work is selected: you grant Britt the approval to reproduce the artwork in physical and digital format in perpetuity. We will include a byline of your choice and a link to your bio on our website. We will also include featured bios and/or interviews with the winning artists to share on social media. Your work may be published in any the following formats: Physical Program Book, Physically (via ads or souvenir items produced for Britt), Digitally (on our website, our social media channels and through video which will be shared on our social media/Youtube channels & possibly television). Written pieces may be recorded by a narrator and shared via the above digital channels.

Check our website on January 24th for the complete program lineup to pick a composer or work to further your inspiration!

Where to submit your entry AND DEADLINE:

Submit all work to [email protected] in PDF (for written work) or JPG (for visual art) format by April 1st, 2019 to be considered. Selected artists will be notified by email.

Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, December 7th from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, December 7th from 5 to 8 PM

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

Ashland Gallery Association December Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Art Happenings!

Photographers’ Gallery

Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 years Later.

 

 Bobbi Murphy’s new show, Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 Years Later, opens on Friday, December 7th at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center and will run through January.

 

Yosemite holds wonderful memories for me – of autumn walks in golden meadows and full moon nights along the Merced River listening to great horned owls call to their families on cold evenings. Tramping through spring meadows flooded with snow runoff, riotous with wild flowers.  John Muir walked here and helped create America’s second great National Park.

 

There is no denying the impact of climate change on the park: drought, fire, pine beetles have killed 129 million trees in California and Yosemite has not been spared. It is heartbreaking to see and experience while remembering how magnificent it was just a few short years ago. But the tourists come in crowds greater than ever.

 

Despite all that we have done to it, Yosemite is still a glorious, spectacular place that makes a heart sing, even in the midst of destruction and devastation. We are loving it to death and yet, somehow don’t love it enough to save it and ourselves.

Bobbi Murphy, Lone Tree, photograph

Ashland Art Center

Giving Tree Program

Help a local child and celebrate the Holiday’s by donating to Ashland Art Center’s Giving Tree.

December First Friday will be packed with excitement at Ashland Art Center.  We will be kicking off our First Friday Weekend Sale, 10% off, December 7, 8 & 9th.   Handcrafted work by local artists will include: paintings; photography; prints; jewelry; scarves; fiber art; woodwork; ceramics. 

Shop, enjoy wine and music and help a child in need!  We hope will you join us and spread some holiday cheer.  

Giving Tree

Giving Tree

Gallerie Karon

Gifts By The Gifted

Gallerie Karon’s December show features all of our artists with gifts for the holidays. Let us be your personal shopper – bring your list – we’re here to help.

The biggest news is that Gallerie Karon is expanding! Our new addition, “The Feathered Wing”, will be open by the holidays! In this new area, accessible through our main gallery, is a two-part section. The first is full of small, multiple use furniture pieces for smaller spaces. The second is a special area for Oriental furniture and accessories with larger scale antique Buddhas and Quan Yins. It’s a serene room far away from today’s problems and filled with things that you can use to create your own serene space at home.

We’ll have a Grand Opening once the expansion is completed, but the move is on!

Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon

The Shepherd’s Dream

A Study on the Transition of Life

Nora Costley, Watercolorist, shares her artistic evolution through self-discovery and the mystery of the universe. Nora is a world traveler and holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of New Mexico.  Her work has been displayed in the National Museum of Art in Washington, DC.  She currently resides in the Rogue Valley. 

She enjoys many forms of art including sculpture, traditional pottery making in Japan, Installation and Photography.  Even as a watercolorist, Nora feels an artist does not need to stick with the same subject or medium.  She prefers an artist’s creation to reflect the transient beings they are, and continue to demand an evolution as individuals.  She states…”for me art is a constant exploration and experimentation of self and the universe, which parallels the exploration of medium and processes.”  Also…”a driving force is art that stimulates personal power and freedom in myself and others.”  Her practice has evolved from that of discovering and resolving the internal, to decoding the world at large.  Often her ideas flow, and it’s not until a piece is complete, that it either is understood or not.  The universe is of great curiosity to her, but as with Nora’s artistic endeavor, she is satisfied with the mystery.

Nora Costley, “Take Your Power Back” watercolor

Nora Costley, “Take Your Power Back” watercolor

Special Event!

Lithia Artisans Market

Lithia Artisans Holiday Market

Friday, December 14 ~ 10am-7pm
Saturday, December 15 ~ 10am-6pm
Sunday, December 16 ~ 11am-4pm

Our Holiday Market is moving to the Medford Armory after 13 seasons with the Art Wing at Briscoe Elementary in Ashland. For 2018, we plan to host over 60 artisans at this new location, featuring some of the finest locally crafted gifts you’ll find. Enjoy live music, a family-friendly atmosphere and a chance to support local artisans while shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts.

A raffle drawing will be held on Sunday afternoon at both of our holiday events. The winner receives a $100 gift certificate.  This Holiday Season Support Local Handmade. Join Us!

Artisans Market holiday wares

 

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the December Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

 

Please see the attached “Spotlight Exhibits” and December Gallery Tour Map.

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Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

Rogue Winterfest December 1 and 2, 2018

Rogue Winterfest Weekend Holiday Events

Holiday Singers, Rogue Winterfest 2018 at Evergreen’s Bear Hotel

December 1st and 2nd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel, 2101 NE Spaulding Ave, Grants Pass.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door:

·         $5 for adults

·         $3 for children(4-17) & seniors (55+)

·         children 3 and under are free

·         $20 family pass (6)

The public is invited to view holiday trees, art displays, and The Southern Oregon Adventure at Evergreen’s Bear Hotel. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus; participate in fun family games and activities like the Home Depot Kid’s Workshop project; enjoy live entertainment; and vote for the People’s Choice Award.

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Art Revealing the Gunfire Epidemic. Make a Box. Send It In. It Counts.

ART REVEALING THE GUNFIRE EPIDEMIC.
MAKE A BOX. SEND IT IN. IT COUNTS.

Back to School with The Soul Box Project

Nobody likes to hear school and gun in the same sentence. Schools spent a lot of time and energy preparing for the worst. Like teaching new words to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star:
“Lockdown. Lockdown. Lock the door. Shut the lights off, say no more. Go behind the desk and hide. Wait until it’s safe inside. Lockdown. Lockdown. It’s all done. Now it’s time to have some fun…”
Or what this teacher says in a note accompanying a delivery of Soul Boxes:

Of course, the stories that haunt us most are about the heartbreaking
shootings that actually happen. But there are also stories about action. For instance, over the past eight months we’ve watched the Parkland, FL students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School build a movement out of their tragedy.
Educators, students and parents are also taking action with Soul Boxes. Each is a page in our Soul Box story. Here are some of the ways Soul Boxes are going back to school.

A Day of Courage and Compassion

Last April, Da Vinci Middle School in Portland, OR spent the day making Soul Boxes. The activities were part of the arts magnet school’s full-day exploration of courage and compassion. Soul Box Project founder Leslie Lee visited as the school’s HeArt Learning guest artist.

She started the day speaking to an auditorium of middle schoolers about art, activism, courage and Soul Boxes. Guided by peer leaders, the students then spent their morning classes learning to fold Soul Boxes. Leslie visited classrooms to meet students and answer questions in the afternoon. In their last class of the day, students wrote about their experiences. The feedback from the students and faculty was overwhelmingly positive! If you would like Leslie to visit your school, please contact her here.

Students Explore Their Power for Good

Woodrow Wilson High School students in Portland, OR carried Soul Boxes as part of their activism against gun violence, recorded here on their yearbook page.
Using the Soul Box Project in a service role provides an opportunity for students to engage, act and reflect while fulfilling their state’s high school graduation requirements or credit allowed toward graduation for service-learning/community service. Folding Soul Boxes can be tailored to a one-day project or an ongoing endeavor engaging other students over a set period of time. The individual act of folding a Soul Box, honoring a life lost or affected by gunfire, is meditative and healing. Group folding provides a nonthreatening opportunity for dialogue about gun sense and activism. Working towards a goal tied to a statistic – such as representing the 733 children, 11 and under, shot in 2017 – illustrates the gunfire epidemic, as well as the power of art activism.
Schools wishing to further extend student comprehension on the issue of gun violence can also order a curriculum toolkit from Vision Quilt .

Hannah Taylor and Graham Yotsuya lead a Soul Box workshop on Unity Day at West Linn High School in Oregon. Full story here.

Cheerleaders at Parkrose High School in Portland, OR folded 69 Soul Boxes at the first session of their community service.

School-based activism doesn’t stop when the class bell rings. 

A retired teacher sent a set of Soul Boxes. Her note touched on the comfort that can be found, just by folding. “Thank you for letting me express my hurt, anger and frustration with what is happening in our country in a way that’s visual and creative.”

Betty Reynolds, Mark Mandel and other members of Woodrow Wilson High School’s class of ’66 in Portland, OR not only folded 87 Soul Boxes, but raised over $900 for the Project, as well. You can make a donation here.

Even pre-schoolers can contribute to Soul Box making. Here’s an idea to help the littlest hands contribute: Use a cardstocktemplate to outline the area that will show once the Soul Box is folded. Let them decorate the flat paper, then you do the folding. Cynthia Towle DeVore, on our Facebook Soul Box Community group, shared this insight: “For the very youngest we chose to simply call them boxes and not to go into the background. We felt that at 4 years of age it was developmentally too young to go into gun violence..,”

That said, any child who has experienced a lockdown at school deserves a positive, empowering way to respond. This second-grader not only comprehends the issue but shows an innocent compassion for the shooter that few adults would extend.

After the Las Vegas shooting in Oct. 2017 a seven year old boy talks about the SOUL BOX he made.

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And, finally, parents. Soul Box volunteer Stephanie Bugge Wilson – the person who keeps our social media interesting – penned this blog about her experience as a parent with children in lockdown, and how it led her to the Project.

If you’d like to join the Soul Box team, we could use your help! Specifically, we need to hire an Outreach Coordinator in the Portland, OR area. More information here.

On to Salem!

Even with the help of teachers, parents and students we still need thousands of Soul Boxes for our first major installation.
On February 15, 2019 — coincidentally the day after the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting — we’ll fill the Gallery West in the Oregon State Capitol lobby with 36,000 Soul Boxes!

That’s one Soul Box to represent every person shot in the US during a typical year. Legislators and staff will be in session. We will invite them to stop by and add their own Soul Box. This exhibit is also a chance to attract media attention with a parade of 72 volunteers each carrying a clear bag of 500 Soul Boxes in and out of the Capitol. If you want to participate let us know.

With an incredible 22,000 Soul Boxes already contributed, we are over halfway to this first goal — with more exhibitions to come! Gather your friends and family to fold, personalize and send in your Boxes (instructions here).  If you’re part of a community, from a book club to a congregation, we have tools to get you organized here. Watch our Facebook page to find weekly Box-folding gatherings around the Portland, OR area. Better yet, start your own, especially if you are in a different state.  However you do it:
Make a Box. Send it in. It counts.
Now, more than ever.

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AGA October 2018 Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, October 5th from 5 to 8 pm

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the October Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries. com  

Art & Soul Gallery

Mountains and More, Paintings by Carla Griffin

“It is my desire to awaken in the viewer the delight that arises from careful observation.”  Carla J Griffin, PSO

Carla presents her exquisite, realistic Oil and Pastel paintings.  Her expressive landscapes depict the world through her observations and vision.  Carla’s works will be exhibited through the month of October.  Please join us for a festive opening on First Friday, October 5, from 5-8 PM.

Carla has won numerous local awards for her art including Painting of the Year from Southern Oregon Society of Artists and Best of Show from the Josephine County Artists Association. Griffin has also been accepted into four Pastel Society of Oregon’s judged shows with awards in two of them and is now a Signature member. The Pastel Society of the West Coast also accepted an entry from Griffin.

Carla Griffin, “Smith Rock”, painting

Carla Griffin, “Smith Rock”, painting

Art & Soul 20th Birthday Celebration

We will celebrate bringing Fine Art to Ashland and the surrounding communities on Friday, October 26, from 5-8 PM.  Join us for birthday cake, wine, music and of course fine art!  

Schneider Museum of Art

Fall Exhibitions

September 28th, 2018 – January 5th, 2019

Opening Thursday, September 27th, Museum Members and Volunteers VIP reception 4-5pm, General Public, 5-7pm

Entry Gallery:

Terrain: The Space Between from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Featuring work by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha

Main Gallery:

Field Burnsa solo exhibition by Patrick Collier

Heiter and Treehaven Galleries:

Outland Abouta two-person exhibition featuring Carl Diehl and Susan Murrell. Curated by Patrick Collier

The exhibitions will be complemented with First FridaysFREE Family Days and Tuesday Tours – drop in docent-led tours of the exhibition held every Tuesday at 12:30 PM.

Patrick Collier, “Gate Burn”, digital print

Patrick Collier, “Gate Burn”, digital print

Ashland Art Works

Rogue Valley Views: Woodworking, Furniture, and Paintings

Visit us this month to see new offerings by painter Michael Gibson, who took inspiration from Oregon’s Bear Creek Wine Trail, and furniture maker John Weston, who uses woods found and sourced in the Rogue Valley. Come by and meet the artists at First Friday on October 5.

Michael’s style is unique and at the same time inspired by works of post-impressionist artists. For this show, he traveled Oregon’s Southernmost Bear Creek Wine Trail and painted views from the wineries. The oil paintings are on particleboard, which provides an interesting texture. Michael received his BFA from Houston Museum of Fine Arts. He has worked as a designer, art director and taught life drawing, illustration, painting, graphic design and photography at Art Institute of Houston and the Art Institute of Seattle.

Becoming a part of a cooperative of artists has inspired John Weston to stretch his woodworking and to combine form with function. His work is intended to provide generations of use and enjoyment. Mortise and tenon joinery, mitred splines, dowels, dovetails. and floating tenons are a few of his favorite construction techniques. John’s work consistently attempts to highlight the natural beauty found in selected pieces of lumber.  He collects unique pieces of lumber and finds enjoyment in sharing their beauty with others. When using exotic woods, he tries to purchase certified lumber that is harvested from tree farms. John’s greatest satisfaction comes from using woods native to Oregon.

Michael Gibson, oil painting

Michael Gibson, oil painting

Gallerie Karon

Faces, Hidden and Revealed

Masks, Puppets and Portraits

There are a couple of twists to the annual mask and puppet show this year at Gallerie Karon. We’ve added portraits to the mix that will include work by Robert Paulmenn, Pam Danielle, Brooks Garden Hauschild and Richard LeVitt among others.

The most unusual offering is from a private collection of vintage ventriloquist dummies. It’s rare to see a grouping like this and all for sale! Hand puppets are also in the evidence and many, many animals are represented.  We even have stringed marionettes! Our extensive mask collection comes from all over the world. It includes helmet, face and shoulder masks. (We have a few fun ones for Halloween wearing too!)

Ventriloquist Dummy

Ventriloquist Dummy

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Special Events

Riding Beyond

Healing HeArts – Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraiser

Riding Beyond is a non-profit organization that opens doors to the future for breast cancer survivors through in-depth experiences in the horse/human connection.  In support of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, local businesses will participate in this fundraiser by providing gifts for a raffle on First Friday and cash donation jars throughout October.

Ashland Art Center Collage Making Event

Ashland Art Center will host a collage making event: Horses and the Human Heart, conducted by Riding Beyond participants and volunteers during October First Friday Art Walk.  Find out how horses provide life-changing benefits for the many after-effects of breast cancer treatment, often lingering for years. Hear stories from participants of their enthusiasm for the “miracles” that unfold for them. See videos of interactions with the horses. Create your own collage to take home the power of the horse to benefit your own life. Find more information at ridingbeyond.org. This event is part of Riding Beyond’s city-wide public awareness campaign on October First Friday: Healing HeArts.

Participating Galleries and Businesses:

American Trails: Gifting a $50 gift certificate 

Ashland Art Center: Artists Gifts Basket; plus they are hosting the Collage Event

Ashland Art Works:  $50 gift certificate

*Be Cherished Salon:  Gift Basket

*Imani Institute of Cosmetology: Gift Basket

*KIXX : $50 gift certificate 

Manzanita: Barnwood framed Giclee by Texas artist Mary Gregory

Melanie Macinnes: 20% of all her art sold that evening

Platt-Anderson Cellars: 20% of sales October 5th; Gift Bag of Wine for raffle

Pony Expresso:  Coffee Gift Basket (needs a sign); plus donating 10% of their sales on Oct. 5th

POSH Organics: Skincare Boutique Spa: Gift Basket

*Sew Creative:  $50 gift card, including a private shopping experience after store hours for up to 5

*Strands Salon: Gift Basket

The Crown Jewel: a $35 gift certificate

Three Penny Mercantile: $50 gift certificate

*Umpqua Bank: wine and treats gift basket

Walton Art House: silver and gold ring with a moonstone (valued at $100) handcrafted by Denver artist, featured for the month of October

*These galleries/businesses are supporting the Healing HeArts event with a donation to be raffled off the evening of October 5th, although they will not be open for business during the hours of the First Friday Art Walk.

5th Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour

Come Into Our Studios…

October 13th &14th, 11 AM-5 PM

Free to the public

During the second weekend in October a group of local artists will open their studio doors to the public for the Fifth Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour.

The Ashland Open Studio Tour is an inspiring self-guided arts tour brought to you by the Ashland Gallery Association.  This free community event will guide visitors to a diverse array of artist studios in Ashland and the surrounding communities of Talent and Phoenix, while journeying through the beauty of the fall season.

We invite you to come see the creative processes behind our talented arts community. There will be a variety of mediums from painting and drawing to ceramics, metal and fiber arts, as well as demonstrations, presentations, and screenings to reveal each individual’s unique methods.

The Ashland Open Studio Tour is part of the Ashland Gallery Association’s efforts to promote the visual arts in our communities and is made possible in part by grants from the City of Ashland and the Oregon Community Foundation

Tour Maps are available at AGA member galleries or visit www.ashlandost.com to download a brochure and read more information about participating artists.

Visit: www.ashlandost.com for more information and a map of the participating studios.

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 Instagram: www.instagram.com/ashlandopenstudiotour

SOSA August 27, 2018 Meeting Features Judy Grillo

Southern Oregon Society of Artists logo

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists will be hosting it’s regular meeting on

August 27,  2018 at 7 pm

at the Medford Public Library.

Our Speaker is illustrator Judith Karen, known locally as Judy Grillo.

Judy Grillo

Judy is the ‘Artist-in Charge” of the 180 foot-long BEE MURAL at Exit-24/ Phoenix, off the I-5.  Judy has Illustrated 13 children’ books, created over 1,000 fliers, posters,  program covers & signs. Her street signs  for the Rist Canyon Fire Dept are 18 years old, and her art for the Eugene  Symphony Guild Annual Garden Tours brochure has been in use since 2009.

Judith Karen (Judy Grillo) has painted and designed theatre sets and signs, 15 murals, 11 in the L.A. Basin both indoor and out and 1 in Las Vegas (Vegas paid better).  She is currently working on an indoor mural at Wamba’s Mediterranean Diner in Medford and completing the Bee Mural in Phoenix. The evening will be dedicated to, “So you want to illustrate a book?”

For more information call B.J Mathis at 541-414-4993.

Summer Fine Art Camps at Project Space this August!

Summer Fine Art Camps taught by Brooke Nuckles Gentekos
Summer Fine Art Camps taught by Brooke Nuckles Gentekos artist August 6 - 10 ages 3-8 August 13 - 17 ages 9-14 Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM to 12:30PM  Cost: $100 + $20 materials fee (includes all drawing and painting materials, canvas, wire, etc.)  Young artists will explore foundational visual art skills making original works of art with quality art materials.

August 6 – 10 for ages 3-8
August 13 – 17 for ages 9-14
Each camp runs Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM to 12:30PM

Young artists will explore foundational visual art skills making original works of art with quality art materials. Inspired by famous artists and their masterpieces, we’ll DRAW still life, PAINT self portraits, SCULPT with wire and found objects, and CREATE collaborative murals, mandalas and installation art. Artist reception on Friday with campers’ artwork on display.

Cost: $100 + $20 materials fee (includes all drawing and painting materials, canvas, wire, etc.)

Register now (limited space available):
https://artprojectspace.com/youth-classes/summer-camp-with-brooke-nuckles/

Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts

GOING PUBLIC: Creating Art for Public Spaces 

Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts with support from the City of Ashland
Saturday, April 21st 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meese Auditorium, located in the Art Building at Southern Oregon University
555 Indiana Street, Ashland OR

GOING PUBLIC: Creating Art for Public Spaces - Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts with support from the City of Ashland

To register:

https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=f9e5783e75b67807d1c01d10e6d130ef&t=tix&vqitq=a9319bb5-ff9f-4588-8f08-4d6bc452f508&vqitp=3c492849-959e-4776-b963-e49bbd9ecb41&vqitts=1519847519&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=a9084c5963597a873a18c51ba842ff31


General Directions:

555 Indiana Street, Ashland, OR 97520. Located at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus. The Art Building and Meese Auditorium at Southern Oregon University are most directly accessible off of Interstate 5 at Exit 14, the southern Ashland exit.