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Call for Art Watershed Art Group, Ashland, OR

A Call for Art
Watershed  Art Group Requests Proposal for Sculpture Installation

Bandersnatch Trail, Ashland Watershed, Ashland, Oregon

The Watershed Art Group, in cooperation with the City of Ashland Public Arts Commission, with assistance of a grant from the Haines and Friends Fund, is seeking proposals for a three dimensional sculpture to be permanently installed along Bandersnatch Trail in the Ashland Watershed as part of the Watershed Art Project’s “Art Trail.” The concept will be initially displayed in Ashland, and will eventually become the second piece to be situated on the trail. It will follow the well-received “Pacific Fisher” created by Jeremy Criswell of Jacksonville, Oregon. We are including the possibility of sculptures made from natural  materials in the Watershed as well as ephemeral art.

The Watershed Art Group is calling for proposals for sculpture for the  second piece on the Bandersnatch  “Art Trail” Please review the Request For Proposals/Call for Art below and consider submitting a proposal by March 15, 2016. Any questions can be directed to: the Watershed Art Group  [email protected]

or call Pam Marsh 541-282-4516, or Sue Springer 541-601-6406

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“Enchanted Turtle Habitat” Playscape installed at Cantrall Buckley Park playground

– Ribbon cutting on Saturday, September 19 at 4 p.m. –


APPLEGATE, OR – A creative new playscape is being added to the playground at Cantrall Buckley Park in the Applegate Valley. The new Enchanted Turtle Habitat playscape will be officially opened to the public at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Saturday, September 19 at 4 p.m. in the park. The playscape is centered around a concrete and tile turtle created by local artist Jeremy Criswell, who was hired to design and build the structure. The “habitat” also includes boulders and logs, and the whole playscape is designed for children to climb and play on.


The new area will also include a new bench, and a sign with educational information about the western pond turtle, which is native to the Applegate Watershed.


The playscape came about as a community service project by volunteers from the Applegate/Jacksonville cohort of the Ford Institute Leadership Program. The volunteers received leadership training over the past year, which was funded by the Ford Family Foundation, and delivered by staff from Rural Development Initiatives. Throughout the year-long program, the volunteers had training in leadership development, which culminated in the selection of a community improvement project. The volunteers designed the playscape and raised funds for the project, and the final product is being installed this week. The cohort members worked closely with the nonprofit Greater Applegate Community Development Corporation (GACDC) and the Cantrall Buckley Park Committee, to implement the project.


The Ford Foundation provided a $5000 grant for the playscape project. Additional funding for the Enchanted Turtle Habitat playscape was provided by local businesses and individuals.


The public is welcome at the ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, September 19 at 4 p.m.


About Jeremy Criswell

Jeremy Criswell is a sculptor and ceramic artist who has created mosaics for parks, playgrounds and other public spaces. Criswell says, “It is always a great honor to install a work of art, knowing that, in time, it will become part of the lives of the people who interact with the work. In the case of this turtle, I am hoping it brings joy to the children who play on and around it and to the parents who are watching their child’s exploration.”


Criswell’s work can be seen outside the Anne Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass, in the Scheffel-Thurston City Park in Jacksonville, at the Jackson County Expo in Central Point, at Oregon Hills Park in Medford, and in private collections. The turtle created for this project is made from steel reinforced concrete, hand made ceramic tiles, mosaics, rocks, and found objects.

2015 Call to Artists for Public Art Installation

St. Johns Main Street in Portland, OR is requesting proposals from established professional artists to create and install an original public art piece(s) that represents and invigorates the St. Johns community. This artwork will achieve a sense of place and wonder; it will speak of our unique identity and history, of our diversity and dreams. It will endure for many years through both its artistic integrity and structural durability, and it will complement the quality of life here.

St. Johns Main Street
2015 Call to Artists

Project Description

The St. Johns Main Street (SJMS) Design Committee is asking for proposals from established professional artists to install an original art piece(s) that reflects the history, diversity, life and aspirations of the St. Johns community. The artist(s) is required to engage the community, through research and dialogue, in the conceptual development phase (Phase I) of the project. The project should be appropriate for outdoor installation, able to withstand weather, foot traffic and curious hands. The area of the installation is the downtown St. Johns corridor (Lombard Street between St. Louis and Richmond), but the specific location will be determined by a) the artist’s final concept and b) the property owner’s approval. Projects by teams will be considered. Projects in multiple locations will be considered. All applicants must be Oregon residents.

Project Objective

Create an original public art piece(s) that represents and invigorates the St. Johns community. This artwork will achieve a sense of place and wonder; it will speak of our unique identity and history, of our diversity and dreams. It will endure for many years through both its artistic integrity and structural durability, and it will complement the quality of life here.

Projected Budget

$5,000 has been secured to fund the artist’s initial design and community engagement phase (Phase I). Once a final design is presented and approved, additional funds ($20,000) must be raised through grants, gifts, and crowd-funding sources (Phase II). While St Johns Main Street will steer the pursuit of these funds, the artist will be needed, and must be willing, to assist and actively participate in this part of the process.

Final design budget may not exceed $25,000 (including materials, installation, and artist time)

Phase I            Design and Community Engagement
Phase II          Fundraising
Phase III         Project Completion

Projected Calendar      (assuming we issued this on March 1, 2015)

April 17, 2015            RFP’s submitted by 5:00 PM
May 9, 2015            Design Committee reviews proposals, selects 3 finalists
May 25, 2015            Finalists give 10-minute presentation to Design Committee
June 1, 2015            Project awarded / Begin Phase I / Design + Community Engagement
October 5, 2015        End Phase I / Present final plan to Design Committee
October-December, 2015    Phase II / Fundraising
January – April 2016        Phase III / Project Completion
May 7, 2016            Installation date

How to Apply

Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following BY MAIL:

  • A CD or USB device containing all the below documents and files. All files on this device will be clearly and consistently labeled, and begin with your LAST NAME
  • One page letter of interest
  • Current resume, 2-page maximum
  • 3 professional reference letters with contact information
  • 10 images of recent, relevant work. All image files should be JPEG, a minimum of 300 dpi, and 5” x 7”
    Corresponding Image List. Number and title each JPEG (1-10) and include a description sheet with corresponding numbers. The sheet should list: titles, dates, media, dimensions, locations and sponsors of the works
  • One page general design concept for this project, including a simple sketch, description, size, material (medium), projected budget, and proposed location(s)
  • One page plan for engaging with the community – detailed and achievable
  • Self-addressed Stamped envelope, if you want your CD returned

    Send to:

        St Johns Main Street
8250 N Lombard Street
Portland, OR  97203
        ATTN: Lindsay Jensen

Questions about submission, please email Lindsay Jensen at [email protected]

Cheryl D Garcia’s Great Metal Works

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Teen Art Studio at RGAC!









Teen Art Studios- Fall 2012

Ages 13-17   Taught by Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

Two session to choose from or sign- up for both! (Each session will be unique and suitable for teen artists of all skill levels.

 Session 1: Tuesdays, 5-7 pm: Sept.  18, 25, Oct. 2, 9 Please Register Early! Each session: $70 members/$85 non- members 

 Session 2: Tuesdays, 5-7 pm: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13                                                 

Beginners to experienced teen artists will draw, paint, sculpt and experiment with personal expression through art.  Be inspired by contemporary art and artists and be bold as you create original works of art! Register for one or both  sessions- each class will be a unique and fun  experience specially designed for creative teens!

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center provides quality art education to inspire and build life-long interest in the arts. Classes are taught by experienced artist educators in our professional art studio and high-quality art  materials are provided to youth to create  their art.

Discounts and partial scholarships are available! Register online:

Rogue Gallery & Art Center 40 S. Bartlett Street, Medford, OR 97501 (541)772-8118


Fall catalog for Rogue Gallery & Art Center offers inspiration, skills and opportunities to BOLDLY CREATE!



Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart- Boldly Create! this fall at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center


The new fall catalog of art classes and workshops for adults, children and families is online:





Cathy Valentine is back after a sold-out class in June for Encaustic: Finding Your Voice, October 27-29th. This workshop will advance your experimentation with wax, line, layers and levels, to discover and nurture your creative voice. Space is limited! Register early to participate in this fun, three-day Encaustic Workshop:






Other Adult classes this fall at RGAC:

Realistic Drawing for Beginners taught by Rachel Barrett

Printmaking with Light taught by Walt Padgett

3D Art with Found Objects taught by David Turner


Youth and Family Art Classes this fall:

Cartooning 1 with Ted Helard

Afterschool Art Studios: October- Landscapes, November- Portraits and Figures, December- Sculpture

(NEW!) Teen Art Studio

Drop In & Draw (NEW! for youth ages 6-12 in the AM and teens ages 13-17 in the PM) November 12th


Also, check out FREE FAMILY SATURDAYS! Oct. 20, Nov. 17, and Dec. 15th from noon – 2PM

RGAC’s studio and galleries are a fun family destination with free and inspirational art projects in the Studio and Art Hunts in the Main Gallery once a month this fall. Families are welcome to create, explore, and enjoy their time together every third Saturday starting in October.

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s mission is to enliven the individual and enrich the community through inspirational visual art experiences.

Scholarships and discounts available- please visit our website for details!

40 South Bartlett Street, Medford, OR 97501                                                                                                                                                                                                  (541)772-8118                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   



June Update from Metal Artist Cheryl D. Garcia


  The Great Metal Works
Metal Art by Cheryl D. Garcia   
June 6th, 2012

The Great Metal Works Scavenger Hunt

Summer is here and while it gets hotter than a welder’s torch outside we have an exciting announcement about our first ever Scavenger Hunt here at the Great Metal Works. As a newsletter subscriber you have the first chance to win a poppy sculpture like the one pictured below with Cheryl.   We wanted to find a way to celebrate the last twenty years of art work Cheryl has created and honor all of you who have made the dream a reality as loyal fans.  This is your opportunity to own a piece of fine artwork. 

All you have to do to win is take your picture with a piece of Cheryl’s artwork and send it to us with your contact information and after Labor Day we will draw at random from the qualified entries to find our winner.  We have a few rules to follow along with a guide to Cheryl’s artwork locations.  Click the link to get started…. Good luck everyone and Happy Hunting!    [The Scavenger Hunt Begins Here!]

Taste of Summer opens Britt 2012 season

Jacksonville celebrates the 50th season opening of the Britt Festival season with “Taste of Summer” on Saturday, June 9th from 11 AM to 4 PM. As a member of Art Presence of Jacksonville and the Resident Artist of South Stage Cellars, Cheryl will have a selection of her latest art pieces in front of SSC on South Third Street in Jacksonville.

Cheryl will demonstrate cold metal working techniques and will be available to discuss her art and custom projects.Taste of Summer features artist demonstrations; food from local restaurants; a wine walk featuring local wines; children’s activites and street performers!  [Find out more about the Taste of Summer]

Summer Season at South Stage Cellars

An exciting selection of Cheryl’s latest artworks is available at South Stage Cellars

As resident artist at South Stage Cellars Cheryl has been bringing in guest artists to the tasting room each month to complement a select collection of her own artpieces. With the nice weather in the tasting garden, now is a great opportunity to come down and enjoy the great wines and atmosphere at South Stage Cellars.  June’s featured artist is photographer Kathleen Hoevet.

Anyone who has been down to the tasting room lately has had a chance to root on their favorite local musician in their “Rising Star” competition this Spring.  With the winner taking home a recording session in the studio and the chance to be play at the Britt Festivals. Most  importantly each $2 vote went directly to CASA raising almost $7000, the valley’s own child advocacy center.  We congratulate Jeff Kloetzel on his win, his great guitar work had our vote all along!

  [South Stage Cellars Website]

Merrill Cellars in Jacksonville

“Swift Returns”

Merrill Cellars in Jacksonville has relocated to a new larger tasting room with space to showcase fine art alongside their award winning Willamette and Rogue Valley wines.

Featuring sculptural art pieces by Cheryl D. Garcia & paintings by renown artist Ken Roth, Merrill Cellars Jacksonville Tasting Room Gallery is located at the corner of East California Street and Highway 238.  Take a moment to savor their tasteful wines and art collections in this flagship location.  [Merrill Cellars Website]

Ozone Gallery in Newport

“Thermals 1, 2, 3”

Stop into the Ozone Gallery on Newport’s Historic Bayfront to check out a superior collection of Cheryl’s sculptural pieces. The Ozone’s wonderful bay front location serves as a wonderful space to enjoy great art in the diffuse coastal light and ocean air.  Gallery owner Karen Candelario presents contemporary fine art from regional and national artists in an open and airy bay side setting at the Ozone.  Ozone is located at 669 Bay Blvd. on Newport’s Historic Bayfront.  [more]

 Southern Oregon Magazine’s
Best Local Artist
 2012 award
 We were honored and surprised when we received the news that the readers of Southern Oregon Magazine had awarded Cheryl D. Garcia the distinction of being their “Best Local Artist” for 2012. She is honored in their Winter 2012 issue for her diverse artwork and monumental public art installations such as the “California Poppies” on South Stage Road outside Jacksonville. We are very touched and honored that Southern Oregonians picked Cheryl and her artworks as one of best features of our area.   Thank you so much Southern Oregon!  The magazine is available on newsstands and in select business locations through March.  

Rally around Red Oak Glass
Artist’s are especially vulnerable to hard economic times.  Recently, one of our collaborators and close friends has had some health issues that resulted in some unexpected challenges.  Please continue to support artists in the community as the pursue their passions.
[Find Out How You Can Help]


 Cheryl’s Message

As I walk around my home and garden, I  come across pieces of my metalwork signed back in 1993.  I never dreamed back then that I would be coming up on twenty years of bringing my vision and artwork into the world through metalwork.  I am continually looking forward to my new projects and find constant inspiration in my clients who have helped to make my art a possibility.

My development as an artist and as a human being has been driven and supported by so many people that I feel privileged to have known and call my friends…  I Thank You!

Beginning with this newsletter, all fans are welcome to participate in the first EVER Great Metal Works Scavenger Hunt.  Find my artwork and take your picture with it to be entered into a drawing to win a California Poppy sculpture valued at $350!  I’ll post the best pictures on the Great Metal Works’s Facebook page.

The opportunities to win are are as numerous as my artworks!  Enter often for your chance to win.

I’m looking forward to the next twenty years and am always thankful for each and every day I have to bring beauty and joy to life.

Of Interest

Red Lily Vineyards
Ozone Gallery
SO Artists Resource
South Stage Cellars
Audubon Society
Red Oak Glass
Merrill Cellars






JUNE 2 & 3, 2012
Tour Map Online at

(Medford, OR) – May 22, 2012 – The Rogue Gallery & Art Center presents its Visual Art Studio Tour (VAST) on June 2 & 3, 2012. Community members are invited to visit 19 studios presenting the work of over 22 artists. This is a unique opportunity to meet artists, watch them demonstrate their crafts, get inspired, and buy art! Artists will be greeting the public in their studios from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Community members and visitors are invited to attend this unique, free, self-guided tour. All ages are welcome! Tour maps are available on line at or at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center before and during the event.

VAST participating artists are Betty Barss, watercolor painting; Carol Cochran, impressionistic acrylic painting; Valerie Coulman, illustration; Jim Curtis, fine art photography; Kim Faucher, watercolor painting; Tom Glassman, fine art photography; Dodie Hamilton-Brandon, watercolor & mixed media; Dixie Kinser, watercolor & mixed media; Marie Maretska, glass on metal relief sculpture; Jan Schmitz, watercolor painting; Stacie Smith, stone sculpture, painting, wood block prints; David Zeno Thames, painting and drawing; Eve Margo Withrow, ceramic sculpture & collage paintings; Mary Wilkins-Kelly, portrait photography and mixed media.

Artists who are sharing studio locations are Nancy Jo Mullen, drawings, encaustics, and printmaking & Pat Holton, etching, wood block prints, and monotype prints; Roni Marsh, landscape painting in oil and pastel & Linda Eleslya Evans, oil and pastel paintings; and Pamela Piper, fused and flame-worked glass & Lynette Bergstrom, jewelry made with natural materials, metal, and fused glass.

Two installation artists, Marilyn Michele Kunkel and Brooke Nuckles Gentekos will be creating at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center during the weekend event.

Marilyn Michele Kunkel will create an interactive installation in the art studio at Rogue Gallery & Art Center on Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. She will transform the entire studio into an art environment using ordinary objects and materials to explore ideas of happiness. Instead of simply viewing the art, visitors will enter into the art and interact with it by adding elements to the art environment. There will be two entrances available for this installation, one through the gallery and an entrance from the street.

After experiencing one of Kunkel’s previous installations, an art student she wrote, “To paint with color is lovely, to paint with music is moving, to paint with words is deep, but to paint with ideas is awakening. I will never forget this art piece and will continue to ponder its meaning.” Her work can be viewed at

Brooke Nuckles Gentekos will engage visitors with a multicolored, three- dimensional yarn installation on Sunday from 11:00 AM to 4:00PM. Gentekos and participants will have fun and make an environment filled with colorful yarn, ribbons, string and thread. These fiber materials will be hung from the ceiling to the 1100 square foot studio to create a 3D drawing in space.

“When all ages and diverse groups of people come together to create a beautiful work of art, it is a strong statement about humanity and hope,” Brooke Nuckles Gentekos.

Don’t miss this unique event that celebrates Medford visual artists. This VAST event will bring exposure to Medford’s artistic community, build awareness of visual artists and their working processes, and stimulate the arts economy throughout Medford.

This event is generously sponsored by Southern Oregon Subaru.

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 regional artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages. RGAC is located in Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

Summer Art Classes for Adults and Summer Art Camps for Youth at Rogue Gallery & Art Center!

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart- Boldly Create!





The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is offering a variety of inspirational art classes & workshops for adults this summer!

For youth ages 4-7, 7-12 and 13-17, please check out our summer art camps.

Please visit our website: for detailed class descriptions and to register. For more information, please call (541)772-8118, email [email protected] or stop by 40 South Bartlett Street in Medford, OR.


Adult Summer Art Opportunities at RGAC:

May 19, 12-3pm: Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement- Barbara Longhurst

June 15-16, 5-8pm & 9am-12pm: Paste Paper Art Bookmaking- Denise Kester

June 23-24, 10am-4pm: Encaustic: Experiment in Layers & Creativity- Cathy Valentine

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 1-5pm: Oil Painting Basics- Roni Marsh

July 6, 1-5pm: Basketry: Japanese Gourd-Style Basket- Donna Sakamoto Crispin





July 7, 9am-4pm: Basketry: Reed Market Basket- Donna Sakamoto Crispin

July 28, August 4-5, 1-4, 1-4, 1-5pm: Intro to Sculpture- David Turner

August 10, 17, 24, 6-9pm: Art Interplay & Spatial Synergy: my chair, my space- Marilyn Michele Kunkel

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! In order for us to hold a class or workshop, we must meet the predetermined minimum enrollment requirement one week prior to the first class or workshop meeting. If we do not meet the minimum enrollment, the class or workshop will be cancelled due to low enrollment.


MEMBER DISCOUNTS and PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! Call (541)772-8118 ext. 301 for more information.



Summer Art Camps are designed to nurture creativity and youth ages 4-17 will have fun, explore, and learn foundational art skills. Each camp is taught by an experienced artist educator and students use quality materials to create their art. All this takes place in a real art making environment-our professional art studio.  Rogue Gallery & Art Center Summer Art Camps provide quality art education to inspire and build life-long interest in the arts.

Pre-Register ONLINE at | Camps held at 40 S. Bartlett Street in downtown Medford | 541.772.8118

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! To hold a camp, we must meet the minimum enrollment requirement one week before the first day of camp.

 All Camps | $105 Members | $125 Non-Members

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE For more info call the Rogue Gallery & Art Center or email [email protected]

NEW! Ages 4-7


Tuesday- Friday ● Aug.  7-10 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Play and create with non-toxic up-cycled and recycled materials to make sculptures, kinetic art, mixed media art, puppets, prints and more. We will focus on turning cast away ephemera such as empty spools of thread, berry baskets, game pieces and more into interesting art objects. A parent/ guardian is welcome to participate and stay or to drop-off campers.


Ages 7-12    


Tuesday- Friday ● June 19-22 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Art makes the world go round! “Travel” around the world from the   Americas and through Mexico, Africa, Asia, and India to create fresco paintings, clay vessels, masks, musical instruments, and more!



Tuesday- Friday ● June 26-29 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Instructor- Eva Fawcett

Expand your drawing skills and let your imagination soar by learning classic techniques like shading & perspective, draw real or imaginary   animals, self-portraits, and explore drawing in Manga style.



Instructor- Mary Wilkins-Kelly

Tuesday- Friday ● July 5-7 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Experience the wonderful world of paper! Learn to make paper, create marbleized and colorful paste papers, and use your art papers to construct one of a kind sketchbooks, sculptures, and collages.



Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Tuesday- Friday ● July 10-13 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Draw, paint, print, collage, and have fun exploring pop art techniques inspired by popular culture. Learn to draw in three dimensions and discover basic skills that will make your drawings POP!



Instructor- Samar Dawisha

Tuesday- Friday ● July 17-20 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

The fun is in the mix of art expression- experiment and get creative with paint, printmaking, collage to discover their own unique style of expression while referencing art history from ancient to modern art.



Instructor- Samar Dawisha

Tuesday- Friday ● July 24-27 ● 1pm -4pm

Explore the world of 3-dimensional art from Egypt’s Sphinx to Oldenberg’s Giant Bag of Fries and play with a variety of materials to create and construct wild, wacky, and fantastic art objects.



Instructor- Amy Godard Navickas

Tuesday- Friday ● July 31-Aug 3 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Paint with watercolors and explore landscapes, buildings, abstract designs, imaginary creatures and more while learning basic design principles with references to art history.



Instructor- Tia Gardner

Tuesday- Friday ● August 7-10 ● 9:00am -12:00noon

Experience acrylic paint on canvas! Learn to use light and shadow, describe shapes in 3-D, experiment with color mixing, composition, and paint an impressionist landscape with movement and expression.



Instructor- Tia Gardner

Tuesday- Friday ● August 14-17 ● 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Printmaking is like a giant stamp- explore and discover ways to create block prints from a variety of materials with bright and colorful inks to create original designs.



Instructor- Ted Helard

Tuesday-Friday ● August 21-24 ● 9am-12pm

Learn to construct creative and unique comics with the basic concepts of cartooning. Create simple cartoon figures and characters and bring them to life with stories, expression, and creativity!


NEW! Ages 13-17

TEEN DRAWING: Draw on the Artist Within

Instructor- Eva Fawcett

Tuesday- Friday ● June 26 -29 ● 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Let the artist in you come out and play by illustrating the human face, explore figure drawing, and practice drawing realistic animals. Learn to see as an artist and apply that vision to paper with graphite, charcoal and color, exploring value, tone and line.


TEEN PRINTMAKING (Two-Day): Monotypes on the Square

Instructor- Nancy Jo Mullen

Thursday & Friday ● July 5-6 ● 9:00am-4:00pm

Create “out of the box” monotypes (unique prints) using square plexi-glass as a plate and learn to pull prints using a professional etching press and fine inks in the studio of the instructor. Explore ways to create one-of-a-kind prints from black & white to full color. Bring a lunch, a small sketchbook and a swimsuit and towel as campers are welcome to take a swim after camp each day.






TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY: Developing an Artistic Eye

Instructor- Mary Wilkins-Kelly

Tuesday- Friday ● July 10 -13 ● 1:00 pm -4:00pm

Develop an eye for taking great 35mm photos, express individual style, and explore lighting, composition, portraiture, and still-life with fun hands-on activities and walking field trips then develop your film in the darkroom and print black and white photographs.


Call to Artists, Ashland Fire Station No. 2

The City of Ashland Public Art Commission is seeking an artist(s) to create site-specific original exterior public art for placement at the new Ashland Fire Station No. 2.  The Fire Station is located at 1860 Ashland Street.  This opportunity is open to established professional artists living in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana) and California.


In May of 2010 Ashland voters approved general obligation bonds, not to exceed $3 million to replace the 45-year old Fire Station No. 2.  Construction is expected to begin in early April and continue through September of 2012.


One half of one percent of qualifying City of Ashland projects to construct or purchase a public building is dedicated to public art (AMC 2.29.180).  A selection panel, separate from the Public Art Commission will be formed to evaluate the proposals received from artists (AMC 2.29.100).  The panel will forward their preferred proposal as a recommendation to the City Council for final approval.  The selected artist will receive a maximum commission of $15,000 to realize their work.


For more details on submission requirements and deadlines please use the links below to download and review the documents, or go to Call for Artist Fire Station No. 2 at