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Legislative Update 5.15.19

Great news!  Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations chaired by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) officially proposed FY’20 funding increases to every federal cultural agency within their portfolio, including the National Endowment for the Arts. 

2019 Ashland New Plays Festival Summer Events

Award-winning Playwrights E.M. Lewis, Octavio Solis Featured at Ashland New Plays Festival Summer Events

Ashland New Plays Festival’s summer events include its popular Theatre Talk monthly conversation series, this year featuring Jessica Ko, Octavio Solis, Amy Kim Waschke, and Erica Sullivan. The series launches on Monday, June 3. ANPF also welcomes back award-winning playwright E.M. Lewis to Ashland for a special full production of her critically acclaimed play The Gun Show with performances on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15.

Award-winning Playwrights E.M. Lewis, Octavio Solis Featured at Ashland New Plays Festival Summer Events

“I am thrilled this season to be speaking with such an enormously talented group of theater artists,” says Theatre Talk host John Rose, “I’m particularly looking forward to talking with a playwright about the complete creative process of theater, from words on the page to staged production, and that playwright is Octavio Solis, one of the most important and original voices in American theater today.”

Theatre Talk, now in its 8th season, delves into how guests’ personal experiences merge with their professional, creative life, giving audiences insight and understanding into their work. The conversation with Solis, whose powerful play Mother Road is currently at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will be held on Monday, July 8. Rose will also discuss the acting process of character development, performance and storytelling as practiced by the other three guests, Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors Jessica Ko on Monday, June 3; Amy Kim Waschke on Monday, August 12; and Erica Sullivan on Monday, September 23. 

All conversations begin at 7:30 pm and will be held at OSF’s Carpenter Hall, 44 S Pioneer Street, in Ashland. Tickets to individual talks are $10 at the door, or advance Discount Passes are available now online or by check to all four talks for $32. See website for details: www.ashlandnewplays.org.

In The Gun Show, E.M. Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms, from her experiences in a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York. The one-act play is performed by Andrew William Smith, who brings to life the playwright’s unique perspective and her personal stories as if they were his own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, the play jumps into the middle of the gun control debate, and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”

The play premiered in 2014 to critical acclaim with sold-out performances in Chicago and received similar receptions in Los Angeles, New Jersey, Portland, Philadelphia, and more, as well as internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It was also included in The Best American Short Plays 2015-2016.

E.M. Lewis is a former ANPF winning playwright with Song of Extinction, for which she also won the Steinberg Award, and she served as host playwright for eight ANPF Fall Festival seasons. Among her many accolades as a playwright and librettist, she was awarded the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Drama, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and a playwriting fellowship from the New Jersey State Arts Commission.

“We are excited to share this riveting play with local audiences, as people might not have the chance to see it at its sold-out productions across the country,” says ANPF Board President Peggy Moore, “It’s an important play by an esteemed playwright, and we are thrilled to be able to bring her wonderful work to the Rogue Valley.”

The performances are Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, at 7:30 pm, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, in Ashland. Tickets are $25 and are on sale online now. More information can be found at www.ashlandnewplays.org.

Ascend 2019

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Coming this June 17-21 in Ashland, Oregon is an opportunity for young artists and musicians to be inspired and challenged to develop excellence in their artistic and musical giftings!

Do you have a child or grandchild 15-30 years old who are endeavoring to reach higher heights in their craft? Come and experience moving presentations from a variety of inspiration speakers and in-depth teaching from 12 top professionals in their field, like Frank Ordaz who has years of experience working for Lucas Films on sets such as the original Star Wars. This just may be the perfect opportunity for life-altering inspiration! Sponsored by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation and hosted at The Story church in Ashland, get in on Ascend 2019, a VERY AFFORDABLE four-day Artist & Musician Conference. Registration deadline is June 1 — visit our event website for details and registration!

Special Art Reception at Rogue Gallery Friday, April 26, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Special Art Reception Friday, April 26, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Artist talk by Katy Cauker at 7:00 pm

 

Main Gallery

Artist Teen Mentoring Project Exhibit

April 19 – May 3, 2019

Matt Hearon_Chauvet_Acrylic

This exhibit is a culmination of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s annual Artist Teen Mentoring Project. Through this program, students receive art instruction and insight on being a professional artist. On display is the artwork of nine students and four mentors who participated in the program. Media includes drawing, painting, pastels, printmaking, and photography. Mentors include Kristen Beck, Amy Godard, Charity Hubbard, and Silvia Trujillo. Students include Brieann Fitch, Morgan Godard, Matt Hearon, Lenah Hong, Grace Jarrett, Merwin Nikad, Cassie Penn, Azana Prout, and Lakaia Thornton.

Brieann Fitch_A Day at the Louvre

This program is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Rogue Disposal and Recycling, and the artist mentors and volunteers who give their time and knowledge to inspire young artists every year to create and grow in this unique artistic experience.

Community Gallery

Finding Form: Paintings by Katy Cauker

April 19 – May 31, 2019

painting by Katy Cauker_A Favorite Place

Katy Cauker’s paintings explore the shape and form of water and the farmlands that surround her home in the Rogue Valley. Katy has expressionistic, lively, vigorous brushstrokes in her paintings of waterways and open fields. She paints in acrylic, oil, and gouache.

Refreshments from Harry & David will be served at the reception.

         

 

 

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.

Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, May 3rd, from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, May 3rd, 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!

May Spotlight Exhibits

Hanson Howard

Sue Springer, ceramic sculpture & Robert Koch, paintings

Sue Springer creates quirky ceramic sculptures, which are mostly figurative, with a whimsy and freedom of unexpected combinations. Dreams, imagination and wonder combine with a response to the current world to tell the stories of these figures.  Sue, founder of the former Illahe Studios and Gallery now lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

Gestural strokes and spontaneous marks collide with color blocks in Robert Koch’s narrative vignettes. Often prompted by found photographs, Koch takes the liberty to make his subjects humans or creatures inhabiting the same world. Having the appearance of quickness and even naiveté, Koch’s deft drawing skills mean each mark is playful and intentional at the same time

CVA Galleries (SOU)

Spring Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Opening Reception:  Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments provided

Exhibition Dates:  May 3rd – May 24th, 2019

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):

When I Live My Dream, Anna McGrath, BFA Thesis Exhibition  

Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):

The Company I Keep, Thomas Fisher, Capstone Exhibition  

Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Home Away from Home, Hayley Weak, Solo Exhibition

Art Department Chairs Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Beautiful View, Magnificent Desolation, Patrick Vogel, Solo Exhibition

Boise-Cascade Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

On Form and Function, Rafael Ordorica, Solo Exhibition

JELD WEN Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

The Voice of the Art Students, Contemporary Drawing & Painting Art Class, Group Exhibition

Rafael Ordorica,Three Sisters, Ceramic  

Rafael Ordorica,Three Sisters, Ceramic

Anna McGrath, Untitled, Bead-embroidered cyanotype on denim

Thomas Fisher, Jeff, Oil Paint on canvas

Hayley WeakSouthwest, Linoleum Reduction Print

Rafael Ordorica,Three Sisters, Ceramic  

Hayley Weak, Southwest, Linoleum Reduction Print

Hayley Weak, Southwest, Linoleum Reduction Print

Photographers’ Gallery

Featuring John Christer Petersen

John Christer Petersen’s new show, Bouquet of Pink Tulips, opens on Friday, May 3rd at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center.

 

John Christer Petersen, a local fine art photographer, primarily exhibits landscapes, seascapes and architecture from his worldly travels.  Occasionally he focuses on floral and macro photography.  John will exhibit a trilogy of macro images from a bouquet of pink tulips.

Studio 151

Guest Artist Jane Sterling

May at the studio features a joint show of mixed media figures and wall art by Elizabeth York and works by guest artist, Jane Sterling. Jane’s “Evolutionary Art” consists of antique Chinese wall panels renovated and embellished with collected jewels, gold glass beads, wood from Oregon and broken colored glass to enhance the black lacquer panels. Additional items in the show are mixed medium clay sculptures with bead adornments and custom earrings.

The Studio will be open on First Fridays 5:00 – 8:00 and Friday through Sunday from 11:00 – 2:30 through June.

Jane Sterling, Amethyst Dragon, mixed media

Jane Sterling, Amethyst Dragon, mixed media

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

 

Please see “Spotlight Exhibits” and May Gallery Tour Map:

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

WMG 22nd International Open Call For Art

22nd International Open
Exhibition Dates: August 9 – 31, 2019
Entry Due Date: May 28, 2019
Juror: Dolores Mercado

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Exhibition Description: Invitation to all female identified artists worldwide to submit artwork for this open exhibition. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is encouraged.

Prizes Awarded:  Best of Show $500 / 2nd Place $250 / 3rd Place $100

The application fee for juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image each if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected].

We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work (up to 250 words.) Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Juror: Dolores Mercado

Dolores Mercado is the Associate Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) in Chicago, Illinois, and former Associate Director of Education and Senior Arts Educator. She studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printing La Esmeralda in Mexico City, The Academy of San Carlos from the UNAM in Mexico City, The School of Video of the University of Guadalajara, and at the School of Visual Arts of the University of Guadalajara.

Mercado was the Curator of Women Artists of Modern Mexico: Frida’s Contemporaries; La vida sobre papel: Judithe Hernández; Contemplations: Dan Ramirez, Works from the Permanent Collection; Deportable Aliens: New Work by Rodrigo Lara Zendejas; La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead; Carmen Parra: Suave Patria; Rito y Recuerdo: Day of the Dead; Quilt Me A Story: Nuestros relatos (Immigration Stories); Maquila Blues: Oscar Moya; Fragmentos: Pilar Acevedo; and Abyss: Rocío Caballero among many others. Mercado has also Co-curated Memoria Presente: An Artistic Journey; !No se olvida! Remembering the Tlatelolco Massacre and Rastros y Crónicas: Women of Juarez, and others.

Mercado has hosted Camino Tierra Adentro radio program at WRTE 90.5 FM (1999 to 2004, MFACM), and Alquimia radio program at WRTE 90.5 FM. (2004-2006) NMMA. She was coordinator and collaborator for the Women Artists of Modern Mexico: Frida’s Contemporaries catalog and Coordinator for Nahui Olin: A Woman Beyond Time catalog, NMMA. Mercado has been in charge of several Symposiums, Conferences and Events and has participated as a panelist in Art in Response to Violence, Northeastern University; Ni Una Más: Remembering the Missing Women of Juarez, DePaul University; and Translating Tragedy into Art, a conversation with Filmmaker Carlos Carrera. Dolores Mercado has exhibited in the US, Mexico, Spain, Canada and Nicaragua.

Image: Artwork by Anoush Bargamian

Join Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport 4th Fl, Chicago, IL 60608
Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street
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Gallery Hours: Thur-Fri 12 – 6pm & Sat-Sun 12 – 4pm
ABOUT WOMAN MADE GALLERY
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to support, cultivate, and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate, and enrich our community. We rely on membership contributions and individual donations to create the programs that support our mission.

YOUR DONATIONS HELP MAKE WMG’S EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS POSSIBLE!
Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Arts Work Fund; The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation;  The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; The Illinois Arts Council Agency;  The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; and the generosity of its members and contributors. We thank our Art Angel, an anonymous donor who contributes generously and repeatedly through BMO Harris Bank.

2019 Annual Medford Open Studio Tour

Annual Medford Open Studio Tour

June 8-9, 2019

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Annual free event. Local artists open their studios to the public for viewing and shopping. Learn how artists create their “magic”. 2nd weekend in June.

Medford Open Studio Tour June 8-9 2019

We are happy to announce the following artists (to date) will be participating in this year’s popular studio tour.

Charles Anderson, watercolor
Betty Barss, watercolor
Len and Violet Burton,sculptured wood items, photography, acrylic
Lisa Case, “Mad Hatter
Kim Faucher, watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed medi
Karen Gilsdorf, decorative gourds
Tom Glassman, photography
Claire Harkins, oil, funky birdhouses
Cathy Nicholson, acrylic in, watercolor, jewelry
Charlotte Peterson, watercolor
Teri Sutton, acrylic, oil, paper mache
Ben Wood, pottery

Martin Steele, watercolor ink on metallic paper

Roy Musitelli, photo illustration, and Gail O’Dell, silversmith will be showing with Roy.

We have 12 locations and 16 participating artists.

More info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Annual-Medford-Open-Studio-Tour-538995009857874/

The Arts Action Fund Team Is Recruiting A Membership Associate

Americans for the Arts is currently recruiting for an Arts Action Fund Membership Associate to be part of the Arts Action Fund team. This position will be based in our Washington DC office.

Yo-Yo Ma Brings His Bach Project to the U.S./Mexico Border

This past weekend, Yo-Yo Ma brought his Bach Project, which uses the composer’s 300-year-old music to explore connections between cultures, to sister cities on the Texas/Mexico border. He believes the music has an ability to connect cultures and humanity from all walks of life. Ma also delivered Americans for the Arts and Arts Action Fund’s 26th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy in 2013.

ASCEND 2019 Earlybird Registration Deadline Monday!

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Are you endeavoring to become the best YOU as a young artist or a musician?

Mark your calendar now for June 17 – 21 and join us at

ASCEND 2019 logoA West Coast Convergence of Young Artists & Musicians

REGISTER NOW BELOW…

…before the deadline for early registration — save some $$ and register by

Monday, April 15!

 – Energize the intersection of your gifts & your faith! – 
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation is partnering with The Story church in Ashland, OR to host ASCEND 2019, a four-day artist and musician conference in the heart of Ashland.  Young artists and musicians, ages 15-30, from up and down the West Coast will engage in great vision-building, inspiration, and technical instruction by an incredible team of professionally trained and experienced artists and musicians.  Participants will gather in morning and afternoon sessions in specific learning tracks, plus engage in morning and evening all group devotions and worship, inspiring featured speakers, and lunches and dinners.  This will be a week packed full of inspiring connection and unforgettable community!
Pick Your Study Track!
– STUDY TRACKS –
a glimpse at some of our

FEATURED ARTISTS.

FRANK ORDAZ
| OIL PAINTING: FIGURATIVE |
top right: Stella – Frank Ordaz, bottom left: Bunny – Frank Ordaz, bottom right: Marshall – Frank Ordaz
RYAN MOON
| OIL PAINTING: PORTRAITURE |
top right: Solace – Ryan Moon, bottom left: Jim Wright – Ryan Moon, bottom right: Baptism – Ryan Moon
     ART             MUSIC
Become a part of this unique community of creatives as we pursue excellence in our crafts together to become the next generation of influential artists and musicians!

art


| Frank Ordaz |

Oil Painting: Figurative

| Ryan Moon |
Oil Painting: Portraiture

| Cathy Gallatin
& Mera Oliveria |

Mural & Chalk Art

| Jennifer Garrett |
Digital Drawing/Art

With our team of highly experienced, professional artist instructors, you’ll gain a vast range of in-depth, inspirational teaching as you’re guided through these hands-on workshops and discover  a broad scope of technical skills, a brief history of the impact of Biblical art throughout history, and the impact artists can continue to have  in His story of reconciling people to Himself!

music


| Steve Hopkins & Matt Combe & Jeremy Oliveria |

Worship & Songwriting

| Zachary Sprunger |
Keyboard/Piano

| Michael Farley |
Intermediate & Advanced Guitar

| Jennifer Davis |
Vocals

| Jim Abdo |
Recording Studio

Our team of Spirit-filled professional musicians and songwriters are collaborating to bring a rich learning experience to each individual student, as they will venture through the foundations of music, theory, technical skills, and the importance of music in bringing the Kingdom of God!

– FEATURED SPEAKERS –

Xavier Brasseur (Head Pastor @ The Story)
Jenna Randall Hays (Author/Motivational Speaker)
Jeanne Rowlett Randall (President of Masterpiece)
Frank Ordaz (Artist)

| SCHEDULE, LODGING, DETAILS |

Activities from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Morning and evenings  devotions, worship, and featured speakers. Mornings and afternoons dedicated to specific track interests (i.e Oil Painting: Portraiture, Keyboard/Piano, etc). All lunches and dinners provided -breakfasts not included.  Ends Friday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m.

COST

$260 — Early Registration before April 15
$250 — Register with a group before April 15 ($10 discount per person)
$280 — Registration after April 15
$270 — Register with a group after April 15 ($10 discount per person)

* Registration fee does not include lodging. See lodging recommendations below.

Masterpiece has reserved lodging at the Ashland Commons Hostel, just within walking distance to The Story. This accommodation is $40/night; reserve a place through the ASCEND 2019 registration form.
Alternatively, Masterpiece has also reserved a block of campsites at Emigrant Lake County Recreation Area, just a 15 minute drive from The Story. This accommodation option is $20/night per site, which holds up to 8 guests. Group sites are available. Mention group name ‘ASCEND 2019’ when reserving your place. Contact Emigrant Lake County Recreation Area to book a site (541) 774-8183.  Or reserve another fine Ashland lodging establishment of your choosing.

Please visit ascend2019.com for full information and details.
Contact us with any questions:
[email protected]
541.601.7496

Register Now!
For full information & details, visit our event webpage!
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We hope to see you this summer at ASCEND 2019!

Sincerely,

JEANNE RANDALL
President & Founder
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation

With XAVIER BRASSEUR
Head Pastor @The Story
And the entire Ascend 2019 Team

mcfineartsfoundation.org
[email protected]
541.601.7496