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Love Rhymes with Everything – An Interview with Dana and Kat for Barefoot Vegan Magazine

Thank you Barefoot Vegan Magazine for including this interview with me and Kat von Cupcake in your beautiful June issue! Below is an except from the magazine.

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Love Rhymes with Everything is a VegNews Staff Pick!

We are thrilled to be noted as a staff pick in the June 2017 issue of VegNews Magazine!

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Love Rhymes with Everything Book Event for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

We have photos from our book event last week, thanks to Midge Raymond who came prepared to take lots of photos, while also helping us manage the book sales process! We had a full house at Umpqua Bank Potrero Hill, and sold 59 books, with all proceeds (over $650) benefitting Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. A big thanks to Kimberly Floren for arranging the event and creating swag bags for all our attendees! Muttville even brought several dogs who are looking for new families. What a wonderful organization! Find out more about their work, and see their available dogs at  http://www.muttville.org.

 

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Embracing Painting Distractions – Dana Feagin Art News – April 2017

I’m a bit delayed in posting this link to my April newsletter. Click on the image below.

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Art of Engagement Call for Entries- deadline June 12, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Art of Engagement Call for Entries
Touchstone Gallery in Washington DC is seeking entries for “ART OF ENGAGEMENT,” a National Juried Show scheduled for August 4 – 24, 2017. 
Artwork entries should reflect present-day issues and concerns. Be part of a national conversation about important issues using the universal language of art. Be bold, stand up, and speak out! Be an artist and an activist.
Juror: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center.
Open to all artists living and/or working in the United States, 18-years-old and older.
All original visual media that is the artist’s own concept, design and work.
Entry fees: $50 for up to 3 entries/images; artists may submit up to 3 additional entries/images at a cost of $10 per additional entry.
Please visit www.touchstonegallery.com/call to apply.
AWARDS 1st Prize: $750, 2nd Prize: $500, 3rd Prize: $250.
Deadline to apply: June 12, 2017.
Touchstone Gallery is an artist-owned gallery located in Washington, DC, close to major national and private galleries. Since its founding in 1976, Touchstone has maintained a reputation for exhibiting contemporary work of high quality and innovation.

Project Space Inaugural Show and Studio Opening May 6 & 7, 2017

Please join us for the inaugural show and studio opening

Persimmons by Sarah F Burns
Becoming a Mother/Losing a Mother

New work by Megan Headley and Sarah F. Burns

Megan, mother of a young child, explores the transformation and sacrifice involved in procreation using the inspiration of the octopus.

Sarah lost her mother suddenly in September 2016 and she journals her grief and memories through paintings.

They both embrace the epic and the mundane, the beauty and the hurt in these biggest of life’s transitions that all of us have experienced, or will experience.

Opening Party!

Join us 10:00 am – Noon on Saturday, May 6 at Project Space, 106 Talent Avenue Studio #5, Talent, OR 97540.

  • See the Show, Meet the artists
  • A representative from Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice will share practical information about end of life care.
  • Midwife Jessica “Veege” Ruediger of Moonstone Midwifery will share practical information about transitioning into motherhood.
  • Enjoy botanically mixed spring beverages by Kristie Gaul

The show will be on view one weekend only, Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7 from 10 am – 4 pm.

For more information about classes and events at Project Space, visit www.artprojectspace.com
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Love Rhymes with Everything Book Event at Dana Campbell Vineyards, Sunday, April 23rd from 1:30 – 3:30PM

Join us for an afternoon of wine and books at a FUNdraiser for Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) on Sunday, April 23rd at Dana Campbell Vineyards in Ashland, 1:30PM – 3:30PM! All proceeds from the sale of Love Rhymes with Everything: animal ruminations through poetry and paintings will be donated to FOTAS. Kat von Cupcake and I will be on hand to sign books, share some of the background on this collaboration, and read some of the poetry. Prints and note cards featuring my art will also be for sale to benefit FOTAS and wine and snacks will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public, but since this event is hosted by Dana Campbell Vineyards, you must be at least 21 years old to enter the winery. We hope to see you there!

 

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Love Rhymes with Everything Book Event at Dana Campbell Vineyards, Sunday, April 23rd from 1:30 – 3:30PM

Join us for an afternoon of wine and books at a FUNdraiser for Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) on Sunday, April 23rd at Dana Campbell Vineyards in Ashland, 1:30PM – 3:30PM! All proceeds from the sale of Love Rhymes with Everything: animal ruminations through poetry and paintings will be donated to FOTAS. Kat von Cupcake and I will be on hand to sign books, share some of the background on this collaboration, and read some of the poetry. Prints and note cards featuring my art will also be for sale to benefit FOTAS and wine and snacks will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public, but since this event is hosted by Dana Campbell Vineyards, you must be at least 21 years old to enter the winery. We hope to see you there!

 

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Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits - News

 

Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits and News: April 5 2017 artblast Kathy Morawiec 2    

Above: Detail of  SAWYER TOOK A CHANCE by Kathy Morawiec

Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits – News

Rogue Gallery will be closed Saturday, April 8th for the Pear Blossom Festival.

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

2017 ARTIST TEEN MENTORING PROJECT

April 14– April 28, 2017

Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits and News: 2017 Artist Teen Mentoring Project

Reception: Friday, April 21, 5–8pm

This exhibition is a culmination of Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s annual Artist Teen Mentoring Project that pairs professional artists with Rogue Valley high school students for intensive study and interaction. On display is the creative work of both teens and mentoring artists, which includes painting in acrylic and oil, assemblage, printmaking, pen and ink, charcoal, and sculpture.

 

Through the program, the students learn new techniques to use in their work, how to present their work in an exhibit, and gain insight to the life of a professional artist. Teen artists had the opportunity to work with an established artist to create art in a variety of media. To be accepted into the program, the teens went through an application process that included a portfolio review, a written essay, letters of recommendation, and an interview. The selected students for the program spent ten weeks with their mentors, learning and practicing techniques and preparing their work for display. The time, talent, and dedication are evident in the quality of artwork on display that includes abstract, expressionism, impressionism, and realistic styles.

 

Mentor artists are Jenny Calaba, Sheri Dinardi, David Masters, Nancy Jo Mullen, and Silvia Trujillo. Students are from Cascade, Eagle Point, Logos Charter, South Medford, and St. Mary’s high school, and include Emma Bennion, Maia Bierwirth, Christina Cannon, Alyssa Dunham, Brieann Fitch, Matt Hearon, Alyssa Patterson, and Sophia Von Haden.

Sponsored by:

Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits and News : Sponsored by Rogue Disposal & Recycling

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IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY
Elementary Arts Outreach Student Show

April 7–April 21, 2017Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits and News: Elementary Outreach 2017

Reception: Friday, April 21, 5–8pm

Artwork by local 5th grade students in the Rogue Gallery’s outreach program.

Sponsored by the Lichtenwalner Family

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IN THE BERRYMAN GALLERY

In Full Bloom: Kathy Morawiec

March 30 – May 23, 2017

Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits and News - Kathy Morawiec

Klamath Falls artist Kathy Morawiec’s paintings of flowers
showcase her exuberant colors and brushwork.

The Berryman Gallery is located upstairs at the Craterian Theater.
You may visit the gallery before the Craterian’s performances;
see www.craterian.org/calendar for dates.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES 

Color Theory for Painters with Craig HoneycuttRogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits and News: color theory for painters with Craig Honeycutt
This fun and informative workshop is perfect for beginning artists who want to gain an understanding of the natural behavior of color. Students will learn the seven characteristics of color through a series of exciting watercolor paintings.
Saturdays April 15 & 22, 10am-2pm

Register here>>

Announcements from other Organizations

CALL TO ARTISTS for ROGUE VALLEY BIENNIAL 2017 June 1—July 27
As is the tradition of long-standing biennial exhibitions the Rogue Valley Biennial will present the “art of our time.” The Rogue Valley Biennial is a forum for the cultivation, understanding, and appreciation of regional contemporary art.
Awards: Three (3) $200 Jurors’ Choice Awards will be given on June 2.
This year the Biennial will be held at the Grants Pass Museum of Art. For information see their website www.gpmuseum.com

 

Call the Gallery for more info: (541) 772-8118

Check out more fun activities at: www.roguegallery.org

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.

OAC News- grantees for visual artists, performing artists and poets

 

March 2017
Moments after Megan Kim (second from right) was named Oregon's 2017 Poetry Out Loud champion, she poses with Arts Commission Executive Director Brian Rogers (far left), runner up Philip Chan (second from left) and Arts Commission Chair Libby Unthank Tower (far right)
Moments after Megan Kim (second from right) was named Oregon’s 2017 Poetry Out Loud champion, she poses with Arts Commission Executive Director Brian Rogers (far left), runner up Philip Chan (second from left) and Arts Commission Chair Libby Unthank Tower (far right)

Ashland student named Oregon’s Poetry Out Loud champion

Megan Kim, an 18-year-old senior at Medford’s Cascade Christian High School, will represent Oregon at the April 24-26, 2017 Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C. She was one of nine regional finalists who competed in the March 11 state Poetry Out Loud contest at Salem Public Library. The runner up was Philip Chan of West Linn High School.

Megan, who lives in Ashland, reads poetry for fun and serves as editor of the school’s literary magazine. Her plans are to attend college (she’s considering several) and to major in English.

“Falling in love with poetry completely changed how I process the world,” says Megan.

“Through the lens of rich language, I get to explore emotion, to ask questions and seek truth, and to connect with other humans in a way that is entirely set apart from any other experience. I really think the truest me is the me that is writing or speaking poetry,” she adds.

TMegan Kim
Enjoy an excerpt of Megan’s performance of Carmen Gimenez Smith’s “Bleeding Heart” and the moment she was named our state champion.
Here is a profile of Megan  from The Ashland Tidings.

Wendy Red Star exhibits in Governor’s Office 

Wendy Red Star, Apsáalooke Roses, 2016, Four-color lithograph with chine-collé archival pigment ink photographs, 18 x 26 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Portland artist Wendy Red Star will exhibit “Works” in the Governor’s Office of the Capitol Building in Salem through May 11.

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, her 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.

Red Star has exhibited at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier pour l’ Art Contemporain, Portland Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others.
Read the full releaseHear a profile of Red Star on OPB’s “State of Wonder.”

 

Grant alert!

FY2017 Arts Build Communities awards announced

Thirty-six Oregon organizations recently received Arts Build Communities grants from the Oregon Arts Commission. The grants, totaling $210,400, are designed to address and alleviate community needs by engaging in the arts. hh
Among the projects are new public art to revamp the streetscape of Vale while celebrating and reinforcing community collaboration; Slam Across Oregon, bringing together Oregon’s young slam poets from diverse rural, urban and suburban backgrounds for a Slamboo competition in Portland; and a public performance and exhibit designed to facilitate a community discussion about homelessness and home insecurity in the Columbia Gorge.
Lane Arts Council‘s Fiesta Cultural, supported by a 2017 Arts Build Communities grant.
Now in its 21st year, the Arts Build Communities program targets broad geographic impact and arts access for underserved audiences. More than half of the 2017 awards go to communities outside of the Portland Metro region.

43 artists receive Career Opportunity Grants

Wynde Dyer’s tarp quilt tents for Camp Here Tonight at Littman Gallery at Portland State University. 
In the first two of three rounds of FY2017 Career Opportunity Grants, the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation and The Oregon Community Foundation have collectively awarded $111,146 to 43 artists for career development projects.

The awards include $52,496 from the Oregon Arts Commission; $40,300 in supplemental funding for seven artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation; and $18,350 from The Oregon Community Foundation. Individual grants range from $535 to $7,500.

See the full list of artists and projects.
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2017 Fellowship awards announced 

Agnieszka Laska receives Joan Shipely Award

Agnieszka Laska

Agnieszka Laska, a Portland-based dancer/choreographer and the founder of Agnieszka Laska Dancers, is the 2017 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission’s honorary Joan Shipley Award. The Joan Shipley Award is named for Oregon arts leader Joan Shipley, who passed away in 2011.

Laska leads a group of seven Oregon artists selected for the Arts Commission’s 2017 Individual Artist Fellowships.

The 2017 fellowships support artists working in the performing arts; visual artists are reviewed in alternating years.

The Arts Commission’s fellowship program is available to more than 20,000 artists who call Oregon home. Fellows are recommended by a review panel of Oregon arts professionals who consider artists of outstanding talent, demonstrated ability and commitment to the creation of new work(s). The Arts Commission reviews and acts on the panel’s recommendations.
The following performing artists were awarded 2017 fellowships: Agnieszka Laska (Joan Shipely Award), Portland; Oluyinka Akinjiola, Portland; Leah Anderson, Ashland; Douglas Detrick, Portland; Ashleigh Flynn, Portland; Eliot Grasso, Springfield; and Lydia Van Dreel, Eugene.
 Bios and photos for all 2017 Fellowship recipients.
Avantika Bawa exhibits at LAVC Art Gallery

This month marks Arts Commissioner Avantika Bawa’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.

In “Parallel Faults,” up through April 6 at the Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery, large painterly gestures sweep across the gallery.

Topographical maps of the surrounding San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Fault line inform the scale, colors and patterns of the swaths.

Stretches of silence are interrupted with multi-channel field recordings of tremors and earthquake sounds procured from geophysicists. The diagonal thrust of the visuals and the spatial distribution of sound synthesize to create a feeling of movement, raw power and unease.

An installation view of “Parallel Faults,” an exhibition by Arts Commissioner Avantika Bawa at the LAVC Art Gallery.
Upcoming application deadlines

 

Arts Learning Grants: June 1