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Tribute to a Masterpiece Friend + Beauty From Ashes


Beautiful Ashland, Oregon.

Spectacular fall greetings!


The Creator’s palette of brilliant changing colors carries with it the onset of a new season, even as we’ve enjoyed a great season of events as Masterpiece has been connecting culture to Christ through fine art.

The two pieces of artwork below were featured in our September benefit art exhibit and auction Beauty from Ashes. Prints of both pieces are on sale for a limited time to commemorate the event. Read on below for more information about the event and these and other prints.


Angel Light by Sandy Cathcart.
Prints available for purchase



The Gift by Mera Oliveria.
Prints available for purchase

Tribute to a Great Masterpiece Friend and His Lasting Impact

But first, a tribute to one of our dearest friends and founding artists in our Masterpiece family, Mick McGinty, who passed away from cancer last month. Masterpiece President Jeanne Randall said this in remembrance of him:

Mick’s talents were well-recognized in America throughout the corporate world and Hollywood. We laughed at our art conference where Mick was teaching as he admitted what a great year it was for him financially when he produced the Joe Camel image we ALL recognized. We’ve always preached the power of images! And, with his success that year, he put in a pool in his home in Arizona! But, he was grateful for what he now viewed as part of his higher calling.

Mick produced the very first piece of original art specifically for a Masterpiece exhibit, Let There Be Light, in 2008: the powerful Walk on Water. He believed in our brand new mission. When his piece arrived in my inbox to preview for the show, it was accompanied with Mick’s words to the effect of, “Is this what you had in mind… something like this?” I was stunned and ecstatic. I teared up. It was so poignant, so powerful, and I knew we were among masters. 

We then traveled with Mick’s pieces alongside all the other powerful depictions. He was a masterful visual storyteller. We often laughed in front of Drowning Pigs, “Who would actually want this piece in their church or over the living room mantle?” But, once you saw it, you never forgot it! As we toured, that piece enabled us to speak truth of the reality of demons, the power of Jesus Christ over the demonic realm and possession, and the supernatural ability and love of Jesus to restore a man to new life, sanity, wholeness, and hope.


Drowning Pigs by Mick McGinty.


Sunday’s Ride by Mick McGinty.


Walk on Water by Mick McGinty.
Prints available for purchase



Moses and the Bronze Serpent by Mick McGinty.

I will miss Mick so much as a friend and colleague. The onset of Mick’s cancer was very swift, and within twelve weeks of his diagnosis, he was gone. But, just days before his passing, he was joyously baptized in his pool. 

I wish there were more time for Mick to create Biblically-themed pieces. But those he created will continue speaking and testifying to these truths well beyond Mick’s passing. Through his remembrance, I am reminded of our responsibility to act on the opportunities we have NOW, using our gifts and talents to the glory of God, as one day, any day, we will cross the finish line, and in this realm, we will be no more. Part of Mick’s legacy is preserved through his art that remains with us in Masterpiece’s permanent collection.

In remembrance of Mick’s legacy, Masterpiece is offering for purchase on our website prints of his masterwork Walk on Water. Click here to view the prints.

Beauty from Ashes

This fall, Masterpiece was honored to partner with a number of local artists to host Beauty from Ashes, an art exhibit and auction benefiting victims of the Almeda Fire which raged in our Rogue Valley last year. The event took place on the one-year anniversary of the Almeda Fire, so the setting for our exhibit could not have been more relevant. Empowered Life Church in Talent was miraculously spared from fire damage last year, and the people of the church have played a crucial role in offering aid and comfort to their community.


Standing in the Fire by Charity Hubbard.
Original available for purchase


Phoenix Rising by Jennifer Garrett.
Prints available for purchase

To further commemorate Beauty from Ashes, we would like to offer for purchase four of the pieces that were on display in the exhibit, each of which were created by longtime friends of Masterpiece. Our featured art for the event was Jennifer Garrett’s Phoenix Rising, which was a perfect thematic and stylistic centerpiece. Charity Hubbard told a beautiful story of preservation and perseverance in Standing in the Fire, a piece with which many visitors of the exhibit connected. Mera Oliveria’s The Gift touched many hearts with its enlivening depiction of hope, and Sandy Cathcart fashioned a captivating depiction of heavenly being in Angel Light. If you are interested in purchasing prints of these pieces, please click here. 10% of proceeds go to further help victims recover. To join the growing number of artists and patrons who believe in Masterpiece and our work connecting culture to Christ through fine art, you can give here now.

The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.
II Timothy 4:22

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Empty Bowls Event!

EMPTY BOWLS EVENT

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WHEN: Online Silent Auction: October 8th-13th, 2021

WHERE: Virtually! Text ‘EmptyBowls2021’ to (406) 302-5086 to get a link to bid or visit https://go.eventgroovefundraising.com/joco-emptybowls-2021 directly.

FUNDRAISER BENEFICIARY: Options for Southern Oregon and Josephine County Food Bank. Proceeds will help food insecure adults, children and families in our community access food.

CONTACT PERSON: Sarah Small, Development and Integrated Health Coordinator at (541) 476-2373 or email at [email protected]

Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort led by Options for Southern Oregon in partnership with the Josephine County Food Bank that includes artists and restaurants in our community. This event raises funds to fight hunger in our community.

Empty Bowls has historically been held at the Parkway Christian Center in Grants Pass. Due to the pandemic, last year’s event was held virtually. While we had hoped to return to an in-person event in 2021, unfortunately, our region is experiencing a surge in cases. Because the safety of our community is paramount, we have decided to once again shift to a virtual event to respond to the ever-changing nature of the pandemic.

Our virtual Empty Bowls event will feature an online silent auction featuring unique ceramic bowls and art pieces. Individuals will also have the option to purchase one of the beautifully crafted event bowls, much like our usual Empty Bowl experience. We wanted to bring a bit more of our in-person event to the virtual space, so included with each bowl purchase is a $5 coupon that can be used at one of our participating restaurants.

The auction will begin on Friday, October 8th, and will close on Wednesday, October 13th. Participation in the silent auction will be free and open to all, but individuals will need to register to participate. We will end the virtual experience by hosting a drive-through event at the Josephine County Food Bank (3658 Upper River Rd, Grants Pass, OR 97526) on Friday, October 15th, where individuals will be able to pick up their silent auction items and event bowls.

We want to extend a special thank you to this year’s restaurant sponsors, including Casa Amiga, Climate City Brewing Company, Ma Mosa’s, Taprock Northwest Grill, The Laughing Clam, The Train Depot, The Twisted Cork, The Vine, and Wild River Brewing & Pizza. In the past, these amazing restaurants have donated soup and gift cards to our event. This year, they are partnering with us to provide an opportunity for Empty Bowls supporters who purchase event bowls to get soup. Clayfolk potters and other local artists have generously donated their time and talent to make more than 150 beautifully handcrafted bowls for this year’s event.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors AllCare CCO, AIG Retirement Services, Banner Bank, Clayfolk, Evergreen Federal Bank, and J.D. Fulwiler! These organizations have been supporting Empty Bowls for many years, and their generous donations help make this event a success!

More information can be found at optionsonline.org and the Josephine County Empty Bowls Facebook page (www.facebook.com/emptybowlsjoco)

CHAP September 2021 News



Get Your FREE Tickets to the Party!



Watch Parties are going to be all the rage this year! Order a few Party Boxes and invite friends over for a mini CHAPlandia at your house.

Each Party Box includes enough wine, signature drink supplies, decorations, snacks, special anniversary gifts and more for two people to enjoy.


“If I knew how awesome these party boxes were, I would have ordered a hundred!” -Lauren Holden Kilbane, CHAPlandia 2020

Order your Party Box!


Meal options available for CHAPlandia 2021!   We’ve partnered with a few local restaurants who will be donating 15% to CHAP from CHAPlandia attendee purchases!

You’ll be able to order from the menus of Belle Pomme or Epif!




The big 2021 CHAPlandia raffle item is the winner’s choice of 5 different packages! Options are: New York City Getaway with a 3 Night Four Star Hotel Stay and a Cooking Class including a Multi Course Lunch or Dinner for (2) Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa 3 Night Stay with a Merryvale Winery Wine & Cheese Experience for (2) and $150 Budget Gift Card Disney World Resort Adventure with a 3 Night Stay at either the Disney Art of Animation, Disney All Star Music or Disney All Star Sports for (2) with a $500 Disney Gift Card Best of Boston with a 3 Night Stay at The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Samuel Adams Brewery Tour with Dinner and Beer Pairing for (2) Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 3 Night Stay for (2) with a $300 Gift Card for Golf, Spa or Dinner Raffle tickets will be available in the online auction starting October 22nd. Be featured at CHAPlandia 2021!

2021 is the 15th anniversary of CHAP as a nonprofit. Can you believe it? To celebrate, we’re looking to capture stories and memories about CHAP so we can all take a walk down memory lane together. 

Here’s what we’re looking for: Record a video message on your phone (it doesn’t have to be perfect, as long as we can see and hear you) Maximum 1 minute Use landscape format (vs.vertically) Ideally use earbuds with a microphone close to your mouth for better sound Preferably in mov format (for iPhones) Send to [email protected] Last day to send you message is 10/8/21 Include anything you want, whether it’s showing a piece of art you made with CHAP, your favorite thing about CHAP, or a sweet/funny story you’d like to share (be sure not to use children’s names). Have fun with it!
CHAP in a Box Shipment

The studio is filling up with spirit lamps as all our volunteers are pitching in to make the frames for our spirit lamps. These boxes are filled with all the supplies to make these uniquely decorated tea light lamps. CHAP in a Box makes it possible for families outside of the Portland Metro area or those who are unable to come into the studio to experience the healing power of art.


Wall tiles in celebration of our 15th Anniversary

Our commemorative piece is coming together, tile by tile! Do you want to join us in collaboration? Email Faye for details and let us know what CHAP means to you!

Recap of outreach events



We had a team building session with Portland Public School teachers- so fun!



Thanks for coming to our 15th Anniversary Party!
It was so fun to make art and eat the cake! Volunteer opportunities:

We are allowing 4 volunteers at a time into our studio, and request that everyone be vaccinated and remain masked.
We have in-studio and take-home projects available.

Email [email protected] to schedule a shift!
Since 2016, Troy Thom has been doing an annual bike ride supporting CHAP.

This year’s ride will take place in central Oregon and will consist of 50 miles a day for 5 days.

As a bonus, if we are able to raise $2000, he will ride one 100-mile day!

Please donate to this ride and help us reach our $2000 goal.
You can write a check to CHAP with “Troy Thom” in the memo line or give an online donation in his honor – writing his name in the drop down menu on the checkout page.

For more information, please reach out to Faye Pendergrass, Outreach Program Manager at [email protected]. We are offering team building activities for you and your colleagues!

Arrange a remote or outdoor activity with Program Manager Faye Pendergrass and create artwork with your team!
Email [email protected] for more details.
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Beauty From Ashes


Not forgotten… Commemorating With Hope

On Sept. 8th, 2020, traumatic, life-altering fires swept through the towns of Ashland, Talent, and Phoenix, Oregon, in a catastrophic event known as the Almeda Fire. A bit further north, the Obenchain fires burned in Eagle Point and Trail. Over 2,400 homes were lost, families and individuals and life works in businesses were displaced or lost. Recovery has been a challenge.

You, the survivors, are not forgotten. Inspired by the beautiful passage from Isaiah 61, Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts shares its Beauty From Ashes live art exhibit at Empowered Life Church in Talent, Oregon.  This church survived the fire without damage when everything around it in every direction burned.

On Wednesday, Sept. 8th, come for the art and artist reception at 6:00 p.m. and the commemorative service at 7:00 pm, or visit the exhibit in person from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on the 9th and 10th. Sixteen artists have contributed to this compelling remembrance of faith, hope, and love.  Including creations with beautiful repurposed textiles. Come and give/receive comfort and hope.

Our online auction will help families who are still struggling to recover.  Register now and view the online auction page here to register to bid or donate: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/beauty-from-ashes-benefit-exhibit-26253  Auction opens and bidding starts Wednesday,Sept. 8, at noon and goes through 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11th.  An please share this email to include your friends and family in the auction opportunity to help.

Visit our website: mcfineartsfoundation.org for more information.

Empowered Life Church is located at 322 S. Pacific Hwy, Talent, Oregon.

Phoenix Rising by Jennifer Garrett
Phoenix Rising by Jennifer Garrett
For Such a Time As This,  gown by Katrina Cheshire
The Gift by Mera Oliveria
Standing In The Fire by Charity Hubbard


Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation · 17575 Highway 66 · Ashland, OR 97520-9406 · USA

FOTAS Seeks Art Donations for Howl-o-ween & Holiday Fair

The compound challenges of the pandemic and the Almeda Fire stopped Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) from holding in-person fundraisers in 2020, except one – the October crafts fair at the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse. The support of this pet-friendly community was so enthusiastic that FOTAS will reprise the event in 2021 as the Howl-O-Ween & Holidays Fair on October 30-31, 10am-4pm. Animal lovers and those who enjoy the Fall and Winter holidays will have a fun opportunity to shop early for gifts and decor, from “trick or treat” to “Happy New Year!”

The Historic Jacksonville Courthouse grounds provide a wonderful venue, and FOTAS is counting on our community’s artists and crafters to help fill it with their donated creations. Top sellers last year included quilts, ceramics, jewelry and attire. This year, we expect demand for Halloween costumes for both pets and their humans. The season will be right for Harvest decor, and who doesn’t like shopping for something unique to dress the home for the Holidays? Or to get a jump preparing handmade holiday cards for mailing?

Because of the generous support of the City of Jacksonville and Pronto Print, FOTAS will be able to hold this event free of expenses, meaning that every cent of every sale will benefit our community’s animals. Those who give and those who shop will boost not only in-shelter work but the new spay/neuter trailer, Working Cats, Street Dogs and foster programs as well.

Donated handcrafted items can be left at the FOTAS Office at 5595 S. Pacific Highway in Phoenix, or donated by contacting Laura Ahearn at (458) 226-0600 to make other arrangements. For more information, please call Laura or see www.fotas.org/holidays-fair.

Mark October 30-31 on your calendar and start making your shopping list!

CHAP August 2021 Newsletter



Wall Art Installation!

  To celebrate CHAP’s 15th anniversary and over 75,000 healing art experiences, we’re starting the installation of wall tiles hand-designed by you! Soon, the wall just inside the CHAP studio will be covered with tiles created by children, volunteers, donors, staff, Board members…anyone who has been touched by the healing power of art that CHAP provides. If you wish to contribute a tile to the wall, contact Faye at [email protected].

A $15 donation per tile is appreciated.


New Community Partners!  

Thanks to grants from MillsDavis Foundation and the Advantis Community Fund, CHAP will soon begin providing free Healing Art Care Packages full of inspiring art supplies to medical facilities that support historically underserved families and children. Clinics that treat no- and low-income families are prioritized in the selection so that children whose families may not be able to afford art supplies can receive the colorful packets. 



Summer Workshop Recap

CHAP has had such a blast facilitating creativity virtually and in-person this summer! The kids have made some excellent pieces that we’re excited to show you. We’re so grateful to all who participated!

Also, a huge shout-out to Outpatient Program Coordinator, Scarlett Aguilar, who pulled this off so wonderfully, during a pandemic! 
Last but not least, THANK YOU to our volunteers who assisted in the studio and who taught online workshops.




TOPAZ RECAP

On August 1st, CHAP set up at Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island.
Families painted cardboard cutouts of fruit and veggies, and CHAP offered face painting as well as HeART Boxes for sale!
Thank you for hosting us, Topaz, and thank you to everyone who came out!



 

EVENT RECAP: MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM
CHAP had so much fun creating alongside families from the Migrant Education Program! It was an afternoon filled with paint, pizza, and fairy wands! Artists painted fabric “tiles” for CHAP to sew into a mosaic banner, and got to take home art kits!⠀


Click Here to RSVP!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
-Studio Prep
-Community Outreach Events

Questions? Contact Program Manager, Faye Pendergrass, [email protected]

Thank you for supporting CHAP’s mission of bringing the healing power of art to children and families facing medical challenges.
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Rogue Valley Messenger Artist Highlight – Dana Feagin

My painting of Cookies, a former blood donor cow, was featured on the cover of the Rogue Valley Messenger in December. That issue also includes an interview about me and my art, which you can find here.

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Call For Artists – City of Grants Pass Art in Motion

Greetings to all Artists!

It’s time to send in your favorite art pictures for the next round of Art in Motion. This has been a successful way for artist to show off their “wares” on the side of the JCT Bus that runs up and down 6th and 7th Street in Grants Pass.

Thanks to our generous sponsor Republic Service, courtesy of JCT Bus, and the Committee on Public Art (CoPA), we are looking for pictures of art for the next run starting in March. Please send in your submissions by January 31st. *Details are attached. Please share widely!

It’s time to send in your favorite art pictures for the next round of Art in Motion. This has been a successful way for artist to show off their “wares” on the side of the JCT Bus that runs up and down 6th and 7th Street in Grants Pass.     Thanks to our generous sponsor Republic Service, courtesy of JCT Bus, and the Committee on Public Art (CoPA), we are looking for pictures of art for the next run starting in March. Please send in your submissions by January 31st. *Details are attached. Please share widely!     *Bus displayed is not the one currently in motion.  Kind Regards,  Susan     Susan Seereiter  Business Advocate  www.grantspassoregon.gov  (541) 450-6014 (Direct)

*Bus displayed is not the one currently in motion.

Kind Regards,

Susan

 

Susan Seereiter

Business Advocate

www.grantspassoregon.gov

(541) 450-6014 (Direct)

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   Art in Motion

Prospectus:

The City of Grants Pass Committee on Public Art (CoPA) invites artists 18 years of age and older to submit original artwork in any 2-D or 3-D media with the exception of video/film, installation or performance art for Art in Motion.

This public art project is essentially a gallery on wheels; artwork is displayed on 54” x 34” vinyl print on both side of one of the Josephine Community Transit buses.  The art is there to engage people, expand public art visibility, create opportunities for the community to experience art in everyday life and enhance the overall artistic climate of the City of Grants Pass.

This prospectus solicits submissions for two exhibition periods.  The first from March through July 2020, and the second from August through December 2020.  The work will be selected based on originality, artistic conception and quality.  An effort will be made to represent a broad diversity of styles, media and disciplines. One or two artist may be chosen for each exhibition period.

Media Eligibility: All artists working in, but not limited to, the following disciplines are invited to submit “High Resolution” images of their work: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital graphics, engravings, sculpture, glass, wood, metal/jewelry, ceramics, fiber arts, mixed media, and assemblage.  Video/film, installation art and performance art are not appropriate disciplines for the Art in Motion project.

Submissions:  Artists must submit a minimum of four (4) images to a maximum of six (6) works.  All work submitted must be original, no copy work, no classwork or work done under supervision. Choose your most dramatic work that would be easily visible from a distance.

All submissions must include these three (3) items:

1.  A CD or USB thumb drive for four (4) to six (6) images. Label storage devices with your name. (Storage devices will not be returned.)

2.  A hard copy printout of your contact information with artist statement.

3.  A hard copy printout of your inventory of images.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK. DO NOT ENCLOSE BINDERS, FOLDERS,

OR ANY MATERIALS OTHER THAN THE INFORMATION REQUESTED.


Image Format:
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  • Images UmustU be submitted in high-resolution jpeg format on a CD or USB thumb drive.  For clarity of reproduction, the resolution needs to be as high as possible.  Because the image you provide will be used by the printer to create the image for use on the poster, quality of the photos and their scalability will be considered during the process to ensure the best possible image for public viewing. 
  • Three dimensional art pieces should be photographed against a neutral background.  The background can be either flat or graded. 
  • Label each jpeg image as follows:  last name, first initial, entry number (for example: Smith, J 1, Smith, J 2, Smith J 3, etc.).

Jurors: CoPA, the City of Grants Pass Committee on Public Art. Exhibitors will be selected based on originality, art concept and artistic quality. An effort will be made to represent a broad diversity of styles, media and disciplines.

  • CoPA may, at it’s sole discretion, crop or use a fragment of original art to best fit the parameters on the bus display and to increase impact.
  • Artist’s name and title of work will accompany the submission once selected and reproduced. Artist will be notified of selection before placement.

Mail or hand deliver submissions to:

Grants Pass City Hall

101 NW “A” Street

Grants Pass, OR 97526

Attn. CoPA

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:   Friday, January 31, 2020 by 3:00 PM.

All artists will be contacted via email with the Art in Motion jurying results within 30 days after the submission deadline.


Artist’s Contact Information


Name (Last, First) ____________________________________________________________

Mailing Address______________________________________________________________

City / State / Zip ______________________________________________________________

Daytime Phone ______________________________________________________________

Email_______________________________________________________________________

Artist’s Website_______________________________________________________________

Artist Statement (related to the work submitted)

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Inventory of Images

Entry 1

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 2

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 3

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 4

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

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Entry 5 (optional)

Title of Work _________________________________________________

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Entry 6 (optional)

Title of Work _________________________________________________

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First Friday of 2020! Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

Join us for the January First Friday Art Walk festivities! 

January 3rd from 5 to 8 pm

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Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

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

January Spotlight Exhibits

Art & Soul Gallery

What a Difference a Frame Makes!

The gallery’s First Friday show also features wine and light refreshments; live music by pianist Anthony Bock, and will be on display from December 31 – February 2.

Peter Stone has been a professional picture framer for more than twenty-three years. He owned the popular Arrowhead Framing shop in Half Moon Bay, CA before moving to Ashland and Art & Soul Gallery.  He has long enjoyed the interpretive creative process and the constant creative problem solving which are custom picture framing. Peter loves the unique design opportunity that comes with each new artistic challenge.

“Every custom picture framing project comes with a story,” Peter has discovered. People only choose custom framing when the artwork has special meaning, he said. “And what is more special than our family memories!”

Pianist, Anthony Bock, a senior at SOU and a student of Dr. Tutunov, returns to Art & Soul for the third time. He effortlessly combines classical and non-classical piano music in a free and bright style, which captivates everyone listening.

Peter Stone, "sivo'ham, sivo'ham" (I am Shiva, I am Shiva)

Peter Stone, “sivo’ham, sivo’ham” (I am Shiva, I am Shiva)

Schneider Museum of Art

TWO GENERATIONS: JOE FEDDERSEN & WENDY RED STAR

On View: January 16 – March 14, 2020
Opening Reception: January 16th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

EXHIBITION STATEMENT

This exhibition presents the work of two Northwest Indigenous artists who work across media and whose work responds, on their own terms, to historic and contemporary misrepresentations of Native Americans. Joe Feddersen, born in 1953, is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and has exhibited internationally since the early 1980’s. As a printmaker, basket maker, ceramicist and glass artist, Feddersen combines contemporary materials with Native iconography to create powerful and evocative works that explore the interrelationships between urban symbols and Indigenous landscapes.

Wendy Red Star, born in 1981, was raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana. An avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, Red Star incorporates and recasts her research through photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance, offering new and unexpected perspectives on past, present, and future life. Her work is humorous, surreal, and often abrasive, yet deeply rooted in a celebration for Crow life.

JOE FEDDERSEN BIO:

Joe Feddersen, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, lives and works in Omak, WA and was a faculty member at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA from 1989 until his retirement in 2009. His work was included in Weaving Past into Present: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking at the International Print Center, New York, Autumn 2015. He has been featured in numerous national exhibitions, including Continuum 12 Artists: Joe Feddersen, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution at the George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY, curated by Truman Lowe; Land Mark, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA; and was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition and monograph, Vital Signs, organized in conjunction with Froelick Gallery and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University in Salem, OR

WENDY RED STAR BIO:

Artist Wendy Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, Red Star’s work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance. An avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, Red Star seeks to incorporate and recast her research, offering new and unexpected perspectives in work that is at once inquisitive, witty and unsettling. Intergenerational collaborative work is integral to her practice, along with creating a forum for the expression of Native women’s voices in contemporary art.

Red Star has exhibited in the United States and abroad at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier pour l’ Art Contemporain, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Portland Art Museum, Hood Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others. She served a visiting lecturer at institutions including Yale University, the Figge Art Museum, the Banff Centre, National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Dartmouth College, CalArts, Flagler College, and I.D.E.A. Space in Colorado Springs. In 2017, Red Star was awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and in 2018 she received a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. In 2019 Red Star will have her first career survey exhibition at the Newark Museum in Newark New Jersey.

Red Star holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from University of California, Los Angeles. She lives and works in Portland, OR.

CURATOR MACK MCFARLAND BIO:

Mack McFarland is a cultural producer and has worked as Curator for Pacific Northwest College of Art since 2006. Currently McFarland is the Director of the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA. His exhibitions at PNCA have included commissioned projects of new works from tactical media practitioners Critical Art Ensemble, Eva and Franco Mattes, and Disorientalism.  He has also curated a review of Luc Tuymans’s printed works, a group exhibit marking the centennial of John Cage’s birth, and a comprehensive look at the process of the comic journalist Joe Sacco.  McFarland’s current question is how exhibitions and artworks can meaningfully link to our shared experience of existing together within the ongoing process of history.

Wendy Red Star, "Winter", from "The Four Seasons", Archival pigment print on Museo silver rag, 35.5 X 40 inches, Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR

Wendy Red Star, “Winter”, from “The Four Seasons”, Archival pigment print on Museo silver rag, 35.5 X 40 inches, Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR

Photographers’ Gallery (Ashland Art Center)

Kate Geary – “In the Woods”

Kate Geary’s new show, “In the Woods”, opens on Friday, January 3, 2020, at The Photographer’s Gallery at the Ashland Art Center and runs through the end of February.  

Kate’s focus in this show is on the amazing beauty and even humor in the small details of the natural world in the forest.  So often the small is obscured by the magnificence of the scene, the towering redwood or roaring waterfall.  To pause, to look downward and notice the patterns in decaying bark, the sensuous texture of exposed wood; the beauty of seed pods lying in verdant ground cover, reflections of fall color in a meandering stream, brings a new appreciation to the beauty of detail.

Kate Geary, “Reflections of Season Past,” photograph

Kate Geary, “Reflections of Season Past,” photograph

Creekside Pizza

Featuring Justin Gordon

Justin Gordon is an artist and musician living in Ashland Oregon who enjoys traditional processes that harken back to the twentieth century before the digital world inundated us with images and sounds and facsimiles of real objects. He can be found driving around in a yellow seventies pick up snapping photos or playing his original songs with his band The Holy Mackerels around town when he is not at work as a carpenter and painter.

Show runs December through January.

Justin Gordon, photograph

Justin Gordon, photograph

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

 

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

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

A Call for Artist Participation – Alley Beautification in Grants Pass

Greetings Artists and Community Members,

The City of Grants Pass and the Committee on Public Art (CoPA) is seeking an artist to work with the CoPA Sub-Committee to transform one of the Historical Downtown Alleyways.

        Alley Beautification Call for Artist Participation

Prospectus:

The City of Grants Pass is investing in the transformation of select alleyways downtown into usable and enjoyed public spaces. The Alley Beautification project furthers the City’s goal of creating a vibrant commercial district by enhancing downtown activities and safe spaces. In this project, the selected artist will have the support of the City’s Committee on Public Arts (CoPA) to survey key stakeholders and design site-specific art installation(s) for the selected alleyway. The artist will be asked to create work(s) that create a sense of play and invoke interaction from the public, while also respecting placement within the City’s Historic District.  The Alley Beautification project is commissioned by the City of Grants Pass with a budget of $20K. Deadline for this Call for Artist is March 6, 2020. While local creators may be given preference, there is no geographic eligibility requirement to apply.

Project Description: 

The Alley Beautification project is a commission of new work(s), where the artist is the creator.  The artist will have the support of the City’s Committee on Public Art (CoPA) to survey interests of key stakeholders to design and create one or more works of public art for the Osprey Alley. The project will be overseen by CoPA with final authority given to City Council. Key stakeholders include business owners adjacent to the alley and the City’s Historic Building & Sites Commission. The Osprey Alley is the first in a series of alleyways to be developed. 

Location: 

The Osprey Alley is located between 6th and 5th streets and parallel to H and I streets. As this site is within the City’s Historic District, no permanent changes can be made to surrounding buildings, and color palette may be limited (i.e. No neon colors).  There is some existing landscaping in the alley, as well as one existing lamppost and temporary hanging lights. Vehicles bringing supplies to adjacent businesses intermittently need access to a portion of the alley.  Additional engineering and architectural information available as needed. There have been no decisions other than details listed above on the use of the space.

The Osprey Alley is open to the public and can be used as a corridor between 6th street and the Osprey parking lot, a public parking lot which itself features a public art work of a nested osprey.  This alley, most central of alleys under consideration for the Alley Beautification project, is adjacent to many trendy restaurants, bars and venues that draw heavy foot traffic. While the alley is lightly landscaped, the City has found the landscaping insufficient to draw the attention and use of the space by the public.  The Alley can be described as made of two sections: 1) a non-vehicle accessible portion (closer to 6th Street) containing light landscaping and insulated on either side by the brick siding of neighboring businesses, 2) a vehicle accessible portion (closer to 5th Street) with business on one side and open on the other. 

Criteria:

For the Osprey Alley we are looking for work(s) that create a sense of play and cause the public to interact with the space and/or others, while also respecting placement within the City’s Historic District.  Specifically, we are looking for work(s) that cause the public to: 1) pause, enter and look deeply at the space, 2) engage and/or play in the space, and 3) record their presence in the space with a unique image (selfie).

This is a call for artist qualifications. This is not a Request for Proposals. Please do not submit specific proposals for the Osprey Alley or the Alley Beautification project.  Please ensure full contact information is included with application.

Budget:

The budget for this project is $20K and includes artist’s fees, engineering, materials, fabrication, transportation, and installation. Budget does not include travel, insurance, taxes, studio overhead, and miscellaneous items.

Artist Eligibility:

Local artist, artist teams, as well as students are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements:

Please email or mail all the following with your application:

  1. Statement of Interest: In 800 words or less, introduce yourself and describe your specific interest in the project, your potential approach to the project or creating public art, and any past relevant experience.
  2. Resume or short biography
  3. Visuals Support Materials: 3-10 images depicting previous work. Visual support materials can include digital images, slides, videos, CDs, or prints.
  4. Annotated List: The annotated list allows you to describe the visual support material and should include description, material, location, budget, client or commissioning organization, and any other relevant project information.

Deadline:

All applications must be received by 3:00 P.M. on March 6, 2020. Applications received after this date cannot be guaranteed review.  Please submit all required application materials by emailing [email protected], with the subject line Alley Beautification Application, or mail to:

C/O Susan Seereiter, Business Advocate

City of Grants Pass

101 NW A Street

Grants Pass, OR 97526

Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by the City’s Committee on Public Arts (CoPA). CoPA was formed in 2002 to promote and develop visual arts, performing arts and art education in Grants Pass. The Committee is made of community members volunteering to advise the City Council of the development of partnerships and coordination of themes and approaches to the arts, along with recommendations to the City Council for methods to induce investments in public arts.

After initial review of applications Up to four finalists will be selected and may be requested to interview with the Committee or a subset of members. Travel expenses are not covered for finalists selected to interview, and a teleconference can be provided. Final selection will receive approval by the City Council upon CoPA’s recommendation.

Interviews will start after March 10, 2020. You will be contacted after this date.

Selection Criteria:

  • evidence of innovative thinking in designing spaces for public art
  • ability to work with community members and respond to their concerns
  • ability to work within the constraints of city codes and requirements

For questions, contact Susan Seereiter, Business Advocate City of Grants Pass at (541) 450-6014 [email protected]

Kind Regards,

Susan

Susan Seereiter

Business Advocate

www.grantspassoregon.gov

(541) 450-6014 (Direct)

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