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Open Studios: How Art is Made September 29-30 in Grants Pass

Open Studios

September 29 & 30

Our third annual Open Studios: How Art is Made tour starts in just over 2 weeks. We are looking forward to an art-filled weekend and have 13 artists in 10 studio locations.
This year the tour showcases studios that are north of the Rogue River. Next year we will feature studios that are south of the river.
Can you do us a favor? Help us spread the word! Even if you aren’t participating as an artist this year, we still want your help. Buy a ticket, tell a friend (or ten). Post to Facebook, email your art loving pals. Help support our growing art community in the Josephine County by spreading the word about this event.
Open Studios
September 29 & 30, 11 am – 4 pm
$20 ticket – includes an artist guide with map for the first 200 tickets sold.
Our Preview Exhibition will be open from September 18 – 27. We will also have art books for sale during the preview! Great chance to pick up some fascinating books.
Thank you for your help in making this another successful year for our participating artists.
Your museum staff,
Hyla & Kristen
541-479-3290
Tickets for Open Studios are on sale!
September 29 & 30
13 Artists in 10 Studios
Tickets $20
You can buy them at Gallery One,
the Museum, and Oregon Books
THANK YOU!
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

New Main Gallery Exhibit Begins this Friday

Sept 11                        2018 artblast
detail of Lewis Anderson’s Is the Map the Territory

NEW EXHIBIT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

What is the Question:
Lewis Anderson & Darcie Sternenberg

September 14–November 2, 2018

Anderson Sternenberg
Left: Lewis Anderson, Does The Boatman Come For You
Right: Darcie Sternenberg, Does Nature Acknowledge Time

Reception:  Friday, September 21, 5:00-8:00 pm

Southern Oregon photography artists Lewis Anderson and Darcie Sternenberg both create dreamlike landscape images. Anderson’s Asian inspired pieces are large multi-paneled images while Sternenberg’s smaller, intimate pieces are in black and white. In this exhibit, each image is titled with a question, which invites the viewer to establish a stronger connection with art.

ROGUE GALLERY’S 2018 ANNUAL AUCTION

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Puttin’ on the Glitz
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 5pm

at the Rogue Valley Country Club
2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford
The annual auction is our biggest fund raiser and a great night of fun, food, music and deals! The evening includes a silent auction, cocktail hour, dinner, and live auction with music by “Band du Pays Swing”. It also includes a members’ exhibit with the theme “Puttin’ on the Glitz”- in an Art Deco/Great Gatsby style (see the call to artists HERE).

Tickets available HERE>>

If you are interested in donating items or services to be auctioned at the auction, call (541) 772-8118. Donation Form

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

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

Ashland New Plays Festival Announces ANPF 2018 Fall Festival Schedule

Ashland New Plays Festival today announced the schedule for its 27th annual Fall Festival.

October 17-21, 2018, at the Unitarian Center, 87 4th Street in Ashland.

ANPF 2018 playwrights, clockwise from top left: Nate Eppler, Ian August, Stephanie Alison Walker, and Victor Lesniewski.

ANPF 2018 playwrights, clockwise from top left: Nate Eppler, Ian August, Stephanie Alison Walker, and Victor Lesniewski.

The four winning playwrights, whose plays were selected in blind readings of 400 submissions from around the world, will have their plays produced as dramatic readings by world-class actors and directors in matinee and evening performances.

Each year, more than 50 hard-working volunteers read, debate and score every play submitted to the festival. Artistic Director Kyle Hadenselects the four winners from the readers’ highest-scoring plays. This year’s festival will feature new work by Ian August, Nate Eppler, Victor Lesniewski, and Stephanie Alison Walker, who is a returning winner. Full details on the winning playwrights and their plays are below.

“It was a thrill to be able to do a staged reading in front of a huge audience for two different performances,” wrote ANPF 2017 winning playwright Don Zolidis of his experience last year. “[ANPF] was everything you want from a developmental opportunity: a chance to work on the work, while reaping the benefits of an informed, passionate audience. In some ways, it’s a bit overwhelming. People were coming up to me on the street or in restaurants and telling me how much they enjoyed my play.”

The festival opens with a members-only reception where guests meet the playwrights, directors, and actors, and follows with a week of rehearsals, performances, and a playwriting workshop.
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The opening night performance is Wednesday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m., followed by matinee and evening performances at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and closing with a 3:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, October 21. A detailed schedule of the festival is attached.

Each performance is followed by a talkback with Host Playwright Beth Kander, the playwrights, and cast. Kander, an award-winning playwright and novelist, was a winning playwright at ANPF 2015 and 2016.

Performances are $20 each, with tickets available online at www.ashlandnewplays.org and also sold at the door, subject to availability.

A reminder also that the final ANPF Theatre Talk will take place on Monday, Sept 24, at 7:30 pm with host John Rose interviewing Daniel José Molina. Daniel will be joining the cast of Primary User, one of the four Fall Festival plays in October. He can be seen this season at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Henry V and Love’s Labor’s Lost. He was also recently featured in an episode of PBS News Hour’s American Creators series. Tickets to this dynamic and illuminating conversation are only $10 at the door at the Bellview Grange in Ashland.

Don Zolidis at ANPF 2017 during talkback session with audience following a reading of A DARK SKY FULL OF STARS. Photograph by Kara Q Lewis.

Don Zolidis at ANPF 2017 during talkback session with audience following a reading of A DARK SKY FULL OF STARS. Photograph by Kara Q Lewis.

For more information about ANPF and all of its events, visit www.ashlandnewplays.org.

The ANPF 2018 winning plays and playwrights:

The Excavation of Mary Anning by Ian August takes audiences on a whimsical journey of the struggles of 19th-century English fossil hunter Mary Anning as she combs the earth for glimpses of the ancient past while also fighting to claim her legacy in a society that refuses to acknowledge her worth.

Ian August is a New Jersey-based playwright and librettist. His works have been performed across the U.S., as well as in Canada, Australia, the UK, South Korea and Bermuda. He is a founding member of the Princeton-based Witherspoon Circle and a graduate of the Philadelphia playwriting workshop The Foundry.

Primary User by Nate Eppler is a story set in the future, based around a cutting-edge chatbot that unintentionally becomes a digital monument when one of its creators dies unexpectedly, and tells a universal story of grief while his loved ones argue over ownership of the digital remains.

Nate Eppler is a playwright and new play advocate currently serving as Playwright-in-Residence for Nashville Repertory Theatre. In addition to his work as a playwright, Eppler serves as Director of the Ingram New Works Project, a nationally recognized and locally valued program designed to connect artists and audiences across extraordinary new plays. He is represented by The Gersh Agency.

Cold Spring by Victor Lesniewski focuses on four parents as they attempt to deal with their responses when a teenager accuses his baseball coach of sexual assault and the ramifications resound through their own relationships.

Victor Lesniewski’s plays have received world premieres at TBG Theatre and The Wild Project in NYC. He was the only American to be shortlisted for the inaugural Theatre503 Playwriting Award and was a 2015-16 Uncharted Artist in Residence at Ars Nova. He is currently an Artistic Patriot at Merrimack Rep and a member of The Playwrights Union.

The Abuelas by Stephanie Alison Walker explores the ongoing and devastating repercussions of the military dictatorship in Argentina in the 1970s and ‘80s through the personal story of one family when a visit from two strangers exposes a 37-year-old secret, testing the heart’s capacity for resilience and forgiveness even in the face of the most incomprehensible betrayal.

Stephanie Alison Walker is a returning ANPF Fall Festival winner, previously winning in 2016 for The Madres, which is receiving four consecutive productions in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, and Austin, as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere this year. The Abuelas is a companion piece. Walker is a NNPN Affiliate Artist and a member of the Playwrights Union and Antaeus Playwrights Lab. She lives in Los Angeles.

For community calendars:

Who: Ashland New Plays Festival
What: Annual Fall Festival ANPF 2018
When: October 17-21, 2018
Where: Unitarian Center, 87th Fourth Street, Ashland
Tickets: $20, online at www.ashlandnewplays.org and at the door, subject to availability

51 Benefits of Arts Education for Kids

51 Benefits of Arts Education for Kids

For National Arts in Education Week

Let’s be bold about the “non-academic” benefits of the arts.

Schools are feeling pressure to direct their dwindling resources toward academic subjects. Hence, it’s little surprise arts educators try to make the case that learning the arts enhances academic outcomes. While this may be true, it is a flawed approach that doesn’t do justice to the arts. The point of Arts Education isn’t just to boost academic achievement! So let’s not fall into the trap of framing it that way.

Learning arts cultivates cognitive abilities, nurtures positive character traits, and fosters critical thinking. It also expands awareness, increases empathy, and develops an array of social skills. And that’s just the beginning.

Here are an incredible, evidence-based 51 benefits of Arts Education for kids:

51 Benefits of Arts Education for Kids

Learn more about these benefits (and the studies and papers from which they were sourced) over at We The Parents: https://wetheparents.org/arts-education

C4AA Alumni Spotlight: Vivian Peng

Vivian Peng took part in C4AA’s 2016 Queens Arts Action Academy, supported by the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with the Queens Museum.  She is a visual artist and activist, and is currently a communications manager at Doctors Without Borders.

NEA Trend Data

The National Endowment for the Arts released the latest 5-year trend data on arts audience attendance and participation

National Arts In Education Week

 

National Arts in Education Week 2018
Dear Artists, Arts Professionals and Art Enthusiasts,

Join us in celebrating National Arts In Education Week 2018 from September 9-15.

Designated by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 names the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education and its supporters joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the transformative power of the arts in education.National Arts in Education Week 2018

In 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law and its many arts-friendly provisions began to take effect. Recently, Congress and the Administration, proposed drastic cuts to the authorized funding for these arts-friendly measures. Sign the petition to U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos to encourage her to take action in ensuring equitable access to arts education so that every student in America succeeds.

In 2018, it is a particularly important time to celebrate arts education as we face the challenges in Washington and through states around the nation in fully realizing the goal of equitable access to arts education for every student.

This fall, our municipal, education and state leaders are engaged in planning, budgeting, and enacting of laws which will impact arts education. They need to know about the impact the arts have on young peoples’ lives and that they must support the arts in every community and every school in America. Click to send a customizable letter to the editor of your local paper now to tell them how and why the arts matter in education!

After taking your actions, you can join the movement of thousands of arts education advocates celebrating National Arts in Education Week. There are a number of others ways you can participate through social media. Take part in the visibility campaign during the week of September 9-15, 2018 by using the hashtag, #BecauseOfArtsEd. People from all walks of life can share their story of the transformative power of the arts in their own education and the impact the arts have had on their work and life.

  • Post on Facebook. Tell the world #BecauseOfArtsEd story on Facebook. Let us know what you are doing now in work and life and how arts education has a positive impact with a photo! Be sure to use #ArtsEdWeek, too.
  • Send a tweet.  Share your quick #BecauseOfArtsEd story on Twitter. Be sure to include an image or video along with #ArtsEdWeek.
  • Share a photo. Post your favorite arts education photo on Instagram along with your #BecauseOfArtsEd story about the impact of arts education on your life. Be sure to use #ArtsEdWeek.

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Light Garden Glass Celebrations in September 2018

1086 Washburn                            September 2018
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
I am the featured artist at
RoxyAnn Winery
all through the month of September!
Join us for an Artist’s Reception on
September 2nd from 3-5pm
There will be music, appetizers,
GREAT WINE and local art.
It would be great to see you there!

 
Flowers of Hope 2018  
 
  
Join us for a celebration
of our Flowers of Hope Program
at our
Artist’s Reception 2018
September 14th, 1-6pm
and
September 15, from 10-1pm
All of the panels will be on display,
there will be refreshments

                  and a great time shared by all!

Vote for your favorite panel.
The winner will get a
$50 Gift Certificate
from
LightGarden Glass Art
Tomorrow, August 31, is the last day to turn in your Flowers of Hope panels.
 
These projects can be done during our regularly scheduled workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10 – 12n.  Please call or email ahead to reserve your space.
 
Painting With Frit
 
  
October 6th
10a-12pm
Lunch
1-4pm 

Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers, 96 glass and glass enamels to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art. 

We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition. 

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects. 

All frit, stringers, glass, glass enamels and lunch are included. 

Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required. 

$145
 Morning Workshops:

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

LightGarden Glass Art, 1086 Washburn Lane, Medford, OR 97501-2000

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Create Art & Celebrate Diversity- Community Art Contest

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As part of our celebration of the fair’s 25th anniversary Sept. 29, 2018, Central Art and the fair are hosting a community art contest.

Consider submitting artwork with the theme “diversity” for the chance to display your artwork at the fair and win prizes!

Contest rules
Artwork will be judged on creativity, style and how well the artwork reflects the contest theme.
Artist may use any medium/format desired (black and white, color, pencil sketch, painting, ink, photograph, etc.).
Artwork must be an original creation, no prints.
Artwork must be created within the past year.
Artwork must be family friendly for viewing by people of all ages, gender, culture and race. Our intent is to emphasize equity, diversity and inclusion.
Artwork must be flat and not exceed 11” x 14” in size.
There is no entry fee. Limit 1 entry per person.
Artwork must be submitted with completed entry form by 4 pm, Friday, August 31, 2018 to Central Art, 101 North Central Ave, Medford.

The selection committee will announce winners at the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at noon.

Immediately after the fair, all artwork will be at Central Art, 101 North Central Ave., for pick up. Artists must pick up their art at Central Art by 4 pm, Tuesday, October 16. It may be disposed of after that date.

Entry forms are available on the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair Facebook page

Prizes: First place winners and honorable mention winners will be selected from age groups: 8 and under, 9-13, 14-17, and 18 and up. Judges will select a winner and honorable mention for each category. The decisions of the judges are final.
1st Prize – $30 Gift Card to Central Art of Medford
Honorable Mention – $15 Gift Card to Central Art of Medford

Thank you for supporting the fair by participating in our art contest!
Download full rules and the application form here:
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