FRESH PAINT SILENT AUCTION FOR RUCH SCHOOL

FRESH PAINT SILENT AUCTION FOR RUCH SCHOOL

What’s the first thing that gets cut when schools face a budget squeeze?

Friday, June 23rd, 7pm Fresh Paint Silent Auction in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Friday, July 14th, 7pm Fresh Paint Silent Auction in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Party in the Art Barn for Ruch School kids!

We invite you to support Ruch Outdoor Community School by purchasing a $25 ticket (either Friday, June 23rd 7pm to 9pm and/or Friday July 14th, 7pm to 9pm to join us in the Applegate River Lavender barn for a fun-filled evening of food, wine, music and art. The barn will be filled with paintings created by regional artists who painted all over the Applegate Valley during a one-day plein-air quick paint earlier in the day. You read that correctly — all the paintings will be less than 8 hours old.

There will also be a few select works created by Ruch School students included in the auction. All of the pieces will be available for you to bid on (via anonymous silent auction) while you meet the artists, nibble on tasty appetizers and sip local wine.

The net proceeds of the auction and ticket sales will be donated to fund 2023-2024 art programs at Ruch School. Your participation in this event will help the school maintain vibrant creative experiences for their students.

Please support art programs at Ruch school

As a “community school”, learning opportunities multiply when students dig into their surrounding environment, repositioned to take a closer look at the social, environmental, and economic issues at play.Ruch School students embark on local projects that have tangible results and observable outcomes.

Can’t Come But You Want to Support Ruch School?

If you think this is a great idea but life is too busy to make it to one of the receptions you can donate directly to Ruch School art programs funds by following the June 23rd ticket page or the July 14th ticket page. Just click on the “Get Tickets” orange box to see donation opportunities.

Would You Like to Help Sponsor this Event?

That would be great! Just fill out the form below and tell us how you would like to help (donate food, wine. $ or ?) or you can click on the June 23rd ticket page or the July 14th ticket page, click on the “Get Tickets” orange box to see sponsorship opportunities.

Would You Like to Volunteer to Help with the Event?

That would also be great – use the form below or contact information to let us know how you would like to help.

Friday, June 23rd, 7pm Fresh Paint Silent Auction in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Friday, July 14th, 7pm Fresh Paint Silent Auction in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Please fill out the form below (follow this link to the original post with the form) or call/text Rob Rustad at 831-521-5344 or email [email protected].

PLEIN AIR QUICK PAINT FOR RUCH OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SCHOOL

PLEIN AIR QUICK PAINT FOR RUCH OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SCHOOL

What’s the first thing that gets cut when schools face a budget squeeze?

We invite you to support Ruch Outdoor Community School by participating in a Plein Air Quick Paint in the Applegate Valley as part of the Southern Oregon Lavender Festival.

(TIME/PLACE CLARIFICATION – this event has a starting time of 8am but you can start anytime and anywhere – the goal is to show up at our barn (375 Hamilton Road, Jacksonville, OR) sometime between 4pm and 6pm with fresh art for the reception that evening)

There is no cost for artists to participate and you are welcome to join us for food, wine and stories at the Fresh Paint Reception and Silent Auction at 7pm – also at no cost to you.

REGISTRATION FORM AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE (follow this link)

Please support art programs at RUCH OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SCHOOL

As a “community school”, learning opportunities multiply when students dig into their surrounding environment, repositioned to take a closer look at the social, environmental, and economic issues at play. Ruch Outdoor Community School students embark on local projects that have tangible results and observable outcomes.

Where Do I Paint?

We are encouraging folks to paint in the Applegate Valley, which is just 10 minutes outside of Jacksonville, OR. Here are some great resources.

Wander Applegate
Applegate Connect
The Applegater
Southern Oregon Lavender Trail
The Applegate Valley Wine Trail
PDF Map or Applegate Valley

Here’s how the plein air quick paint for river school works

Summary:

  • The goal of the Quick Paint is to raise money for Ruch Outdoor Community School by selling plein air paintings (created earlier in the day) at The Fresh Art Reception and Silent Auction. Reception tickets sales also donated to the school.
  • You start when and where you want. We’re encouraging people to paint in the Applegate Valley, but it’s up to you. We want what is most convenient for you.
  • You are very welcome to paint at our lavender farm as many others have in the past. We will also be serving as a “friendly port” for all artists who need a snack, drinks and or to get out of the heat. Please let us know if you plan to paint here so we have sufficient supplies.
  • Stop painting at 4pm and deliver your fresh creations to our barn at 375 Hamilton Road in Ruch by 6pm. (mailing address is Jacksonville).
  • Put your name, contact info, and auction reserve price on the back of each painting.
  • You receive 80% of the auction sale price – 20% is donated to Ruch School.
  • You are welcome to stay and enjoy the reception/auction at no charge.
  • Any unsold works at the auction will continue to be for sale for the rest of the weekend – you can adjust the reserve price if you wish.
  • ALL paintings remain in our barn through Sunday at 5pm.

Artists Must Agree to:

  • Start and finish your painting on the day of the event – finish by 4pm. There is no starting check-in or starting event. You can start where and when you like. There is also no authentication process for validating “same day” status of your work – we trust you.
  • Deliver your completed work to our barn (375 Hamilton Road in Ruch) by 6pm.
  • Help us display the art. The simplest solution is to find a way that it can be hung (we have lots of space to hang on) or bring an easel (standing or table).
  • Write your name and contact information on the back of the painting along with your “reserve” lowest acceptable price.
  • Paintings will then be sold via silent auction during the evening reception. If they do not sell at auction, they will remain on sale for the next two days in our barn during the lavender festival. You can adjust your reserve price for the festival days.
  • 20% of the painting sale will be donated to Ruch School and 80% will go to the artist.
  • Paintings must remain in the barn for the remainder of the Lavender Festival – until 5pm Sunday night.
  • Any paintings that do not sell during the auction will remain on sale during the next two days as thousands of people will be attending the Southern Oregon Lavender Festival.
  • Paintings can be picked up anytime after 5pm Sunday. We can arrange to ship a painting (at cost) if it is a hardship to return to our farm for out of town participants.

Artists are encouraged to:

  • Attend the Fresh Painting Reception and Silent Auction at no charge – you will be guests of honor. The event is VERY casual and attendees showing up with paint on their clothes will be celebrated. There will be hors d’oeuvre and one glass of wine included – cash bar after that.
  • Meet and greet enthusiastic silent auction attendees and members of Ruch school.
  • Price paintings at an “accessible” level to encourage generous bidding. We have purposely set the rates to encourage giving to the school.
  • This is a non-juried, open event and we encourage artists of all levels to participate. There is not really any competitive aspect to the event.
  • While we refer to the event as “plein-air” we are pretty open to any artist that wants to contribute and help Ruch School.
  • Artists are encouraged to paint in the Applegate Valley but again, there are no hard rules for this. FYI, there will be six lavender fields in vibrant bloom on the day of this event. 🙂
  • We will provide snacks and drinks for any artists that want to paint at our farm or to swing by during the day. If you are coming, or think you might, please let us know. Artists will also have access to rest areas and bathrooms in our air conditioned house.
  • If the paintings do not sell, they will remain on sale during the remainder of the Lavender Festival where many people may purchase them.
  • Artists will receive their payment within 7 days of the event but we will do our best process and pay transactions during the reception.

We understand that there are very real expenses for you to participate in this fundraising event and we greatly appreciate your efforts.

Please fill out the form below or call/text Rob Rustad at 831-521-5344 or email [email protected].

I’m Interested in your quick paint event and reception for Ruch School art programs

In the message area (follow this link to original post on the Applegate River Lavender website) please include:

Name, mobile phone, email address

Which date, June 23rd and/or July 14th, do you intend to paint?

Where you intend to paint? Artists at our farm will have food, drink, inside restrooms/rest areas – please let us know if you intend to paint here or stop by so we have enough supplies. 🙂

Can you deliver your painting to our barn from 4pm to 6pm on the day of the event?

Do you plan to attend the reception at 7pm? You (the artist) do not have to buy a ticket. There will be music, hors d’oeuvres and you will you will receive a ticket for a glass of wine – cash bar after that.

Will you have a guest/s with you at the reception?

[reception is a fundraiser for Ruch School, additional guests can order tickets here: June 23rd 7pm-9pm Fresh Paint Reception in the Art Barn Tickets – $25 and/or July 14th 7pm-9pm Fresh Paint Reception in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

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    Oregon’s Cultural Tax Credit Is More Valuable Than Ever!

    News and Updates

    Double the impact of Giving Tuesday!

    If you participated in #GivingTuesday with a gift to any one or more of these cultural nonprofits, you are eligible to double the impact of your gift with Oregon’s Cultural Trust tax credit.
    There’s no reason to wait until the end of the year to match these gifts.

    New tax laws make cultural tax credit more valuable

    The recent change in federal tax laws had the unintended consequence of discouraging charitable giving by reducing the number of taxpayers claiming a deduction for their gifts, which makes the Cultural Trust tax credit an even more important tool for Oregon taxpayers. The tax credit is unaffected by the 2018 tax law changes. Working with the Oregon Department of Revenue, the Trust recently posted frequently asked questions and answers on its website.
    The chart below shows total tax savings, net cash outlay and value of contributions for taxpayers that do not itemize. Similar information for taxpayers who itemize on both their state and federal returns, as well as those that itemize on their state return can be found here. The IRS provides more detailed rules on charitable contributions and state or local tax credits or deductions on its website.
    Please review these materials and assure all your friends that the benefits of the cultural tax credit are alive and well!

    Donor profile

    McLaren Innes protects Astoria’s cultural heritage

    Fiber artist and activist McLaren Innes is passionate about protecting the cultural heritage of Astoria, her home for the last 41 years.
    “I am honored to be retired here. I donate to local organizations that produce music, art and other creative offerings that strive to preserve our cultural history,” says McLaren. “I give because they need it and they are incredibly important to our community.”
    A Cultural Trust donor since 2003, McLaren makes her donation to the Cultural Trust online using some Required Minimum Distribution funds from her retirement. “That way I avoid taxes on those funds,” she says.
    “The Cultural Trust is the best investment Oregonians can make in their culture,” says McLaren. “It’s a no brainer when a donation that nurtures a worthy nonprofit also provides a significant tax advantage to the donor.”

    McLaren Innes

    Five more FY2020 grant awards announced!

    Five more Oregon cultural nonprofits will receive FY2020 Cultural Development funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust.
    The additional grant awards are the result of funds being returned by two previous awardees (whose projects are not moving forward) and brings the total of FY2020 grant awards to 139!
    Congratulations to our new awardees:
    Applegate Regional Theatre, Eugene: $9,558
    Astoria Visual Arts, Astoria: $5,072
    Ballet Fantastique, Eugene: $5,000
    Classical Up Close, Tigard: $5,000
    Imago Theatre Mask Ensemble, Portland: $10,000

    Astoria Visual Arts’ iLLUMiNART 2018

    Impact story

    Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras empower students

    Nothing conveys the incredible impact a donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust can have more than the adorable students in the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras’ String Academy sharing their pride and delight.
    Because people like you took the time to donate, for which the state of Oregon will reimburse you at tax time, the orchestra is a bright spot in the lives of 145 children who might not otherwise have access. And that truly is something you can’t put a price on.

    The impact of the Cultural Trust, in the
    words of students.

    Mark Renard of Lake Oswego
    appointed to Cultural Trust Board

    Mark Renard, the executive vice president of Johnstone Financial Advisors in Lake Oswego, has been appointed to the Oregon Cultural Trust Board of Directors by Gov. Kate Brown.
    For several years Renard has applied his financial acumen to advocating on behalf of the Cultural Trust, authoring opinion pieces and founding AccessArt, a co-op marketing and art exhibition program. AccessArt connects business, the community and artists at quarterly events hosted at Johnstone’s historic building in downtown Lake Oswego.
    .
    “Mark has been a great champion of the Cultural Trust for years,” said Charles Sams III, chair of the Cultural Trust Board. “We are extremely fortunate that he has agreed to make his passion for our work official by joining the Board of Directors.”

    Mark Renard

    Oregon Arts Commission | Oregon Cultural Trust | 775 Summer Street NE #200Salem, OR 97301

    Arts Action Alert! Please take two minutes to send your message to your U.S. Senators

    Hello Arts Advocate,

    While fiscal year (FY) 2020 began on Oct. 1, the U.S. Congress must still pass the 12 appropriation bills to fund the government through Sept. 30, 2020 (the government is currently operating under a continuing resolution [CR] through Nov. 21). At least one of your U.S. Senators sits on the powerful Appropriations Committee. They need to hear from you now about your support for robust federal arts funding and how it supports your community and state.

    Last week, the U.S. Senate passed their version of the Interior Appropriations bill by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 84 – 9, that included $2 million in increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)! You may recall that the U.S. House bill, approved earlier this summer, provided a $12.5 million increase in funding to those agencies.

    These positive results are the outcomes of grassroots advocacy—from Hill visits during the National Arts Action Summit, to the emails (like this one) advocates have been sending to their congressional delegation throughout the year.

    As negotiations are ongoing to finish up FY 2020 funding, it is vital to call on U.S. Senate appropriators to include these remaining pro-arts funding levels in the final legislation.

    This includes:

    Bipartisan Senate passage of FY 2020 spending package that included the Interior Appropriations bill.
    • Education bill—includes arts education grant funds and a provision calling for maintaining a federal “report card” in arts education
    • Defense Department bill—includes language supporting creative arts therapies for service members
    • Veterans Department bill—includes language supporting creative arts therapies and $5 million for veterans
    • Justice Department bill—includes a provision supporting inclusion of arts-specific intervention strategies for juvenile justice programs

    Please take two minutes to send your message to your U.S. Senators. Thank you for taking action to support these end-of-year funding priorities.


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    OAC Update on grant awards, Art in Public Places Roster now open and the first-ever tour of our State Capitol’s art collection!

    August 2019

    News & Updates

    Update on grant awards, Art in Public Places Roster now open and the first-ever tour of our State Capitol’s art collection!

    Grant award timeline update

    OSG, ALG awards to be announced in September

    Due to the new biennium budget process, the announcement of grant awards for the Operating Support and Arts Learning programs is delayed until September.
    The Arts Commission is awaiting a final approved budget from the Legislative Fiscal Office and the Business Oregon fiscal office, as well as action by the Arts Commission board, so that grant awards can be finalized and distributed.
    Final approval of grant awards is expected at the Arts Commission board meeting in early September. Official notification of application status and funding awards will happen after the Arts Commission board meets.
    In recognition of the challenge presented by awards being announced after activity starts, the staff is developing a new timeline for the next funding cycle and may move the activity start period to Oct. 1.

    Eric Asakawa plays the role made famous by Kevin Bacon in Broadway Rose Theatre Company’s current production of“Footloose” running through Sept. 1. Broadway Rose received a FY2019 Operating Supporting Grant award. Photo by Craig Mitchelldy.

    Call to artists

    Oregon Art in Public Places Roster now accepting applications

    Regional, national and international artists are invited to submit qualifications for the Oregon Art in Public Places Roster for 2020-2022. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., MDT (Mountain Daylight Time), on Tuesday, Sept. 10. All materials must be submitted through CaFE™.
    The Oregon Arts Commission manages the Percent for Art program for the State of Oregon. The Oregon Art in Public Places Roster serves as a resource for Percent for Art selection panels to identify artists most suitable for specific project needs.
    The Roster is completely refreshed every three years. Artist who were selected for a previous Oregon Art in Public Places Roster must reapply to be considered for the 2020-2022 Roster.

    George Johanson, “Day and Night,” 2012. Acrylic and oil on canvas. Oregon Department of Transportation.

    Corvallis artist Greg Pfarr exhibits in Governor’s Office

    Corvallis artist Greg Pfarr will exhibit “A Sense of Place: Time, Memory and Imagination in the Pacific Northwest” in the Governor’s Office of the Capitol Building in Salem through Sept. 26. A “meet the artist” reception is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5.
    Place has always been a central focus of Greg’s art. He grew up roaming the woods and creeks of southern Ohio, where he found his first inspiration. Early backpacking experiences in the Smokey and Rocky Mountains convinced him that he had to live near wilderness. A move to Oregon in 1980 made it possible.
    An exhibit in the Governor’s office is a “once in a lifetime” honor for selected Oregon artists.

    Greg Pfarr, “Three Glaciers, Prince William Sound, Alaska,” 2014. Etching and woodcut. 24 x 36 inches (image). Courtesy the artist.

    American Artist Appreciation Month

    First-ever tours of State Capitol art offered in August

    Explore the vast art collection inside the Oregon State Capitol during American Artist Appreciation Month in August. For the first time, State Capitol visitor services will provide guided tours of the Art of the Time Collection, publicly displayed throughout the building.
    Tours will depart from the state seal in the rotunda at noon Monday through Friday,
    Aug. 19-30. The collection includes more than 175 American (and many regional) artists, featured on the Percent for Art Collection website.
    For a schedule of upcoming events and exhibits at the Capitol, visit www.oregoncapitol.com.

    Sally Haley, “Camellias,” before 1979. Acrylic on canvas. Photo: Frank Miller.

    At Liberty honors Royal Nebeker

    Former Arts Commissioner and beloved Oregon artist Royal Nebeker (1945-2014) is being celebrated in a retrospective of his work on exhibit at At Liberty in Bend through September.
    A prominent teacher, Nebeker left a tremendous legacy of work. A broad representation of his life’s work assembled for the tribute show.
    Royal once said, “This process of painting resembles looking through a night window. I peer out, observing and at the same time see the reflection of the interior conditions of my own reality. It is my intent that as the viewer peers into my painting, he will not only see a visual record of meaning in my life, but will discover the reflection of meaning in their own, as in a night window.”

    Pictured at the Royal Nebeker exhibit opening: (left to right) Kaari Vaughn, a founding partner of At Liberty; Sarah Nebeker, Royal’s widow and a Clatsop County Commissioner; Hannah Nebeker, Royal’s daughter; Rene Mitchell, a founding partner of At Liberty; Jenny Green, a founding partner of At Liberty; and Brian Wagner, Arts Commission community development coordinator. .

    Florence public mural celebrates local culture

    “Stitching Time, Weaving Cultures,” a public mural celebrating local culture and heritage, was recently dedicated in Florence. Commissioned by The City of Florence and the City’s Public Arts Committee, the mural was created by Portland artist-team Marino-Heidel Studios.
    Almost three years in the making, the mural showcases folk arts and speaks to cultural interchange. It also “stitches” together ideas that represent the Florence area. The design incorporates the iconic Siuslaw Bridge and native flora and fauna of our region and pays homage to the Siuslaw people.
    The project was a partnership between enthusiastic citizens, members of the PUD, Tribal leaders and City of Florence staff.

    (Left to right) Harlan Springer of the Florence Public Arts Committee, Catherine Rickbone of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and Michal Dalton, Oregon Arts Commissioner.

    Upcoming grant deadlines

    Oregon Arts Commission | Phone 503-986-0082 | www.oregonartscommission.org

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    BUZZ! New Bee City USA Mosaic Unveiled in Talent

    Have you seen the new mosaic

    that was just unveiled in Talent?

    Within the 32-foot-long mosaic simply titled “Talent: Bee City, USA” are tens of thousands of pieces and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers who worked for the past year and a half, according to Talent artist Karen Rycheck, who wore a purple “beehive” wig Saturday morning at the Talent Commons near City Hall, joining city officials in celebrating the completion of the 18-month project.  “It’s very much the community’s work,” Rycheck said. “I facilitated it, but I didn’t make it.” Photo by Andy Atkinson

    Photo by Andy Atkinson/ Mail Tribune

     

    Within the 32-foot-long mosaic simply titled “Talent: Bee City, USA” are tens of thousands of pieces and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers who worked for the past year and a half, according to Talent artist Karen Rycheck, who wore a purple “beehive” wig Saturday morning at the Talent Commons near City Hall, joining city officials in celebrating the completion of the 18-month project.

    “It’s very much the community’s work,” Rycheck said. “I facilitated it, but I didn’t make it.”

    Talent Bee City USA Mural  photo by Andy Atkinson, Mail Tribune

    Detail, Talent Bee City USA Mural photo by Andy Atkinson, Mail Tribune

    Bee City USA
    Check out these links for more information:

    Federal Funding For Cultural Arts Agencies Update

    Dear Arts Advocate,

    On June 25, the U.S. House strongly rejected President Trump’s budget request to eliminate both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by approving $167.5 million in funding for fiscal year (FY) 2020! This is an increase for both agencies of $12.5 million over the FY 2019 funding level of $155 million.

    The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate for possible consideration (the Senate may also take up their own version of this appropriations bill).

    Why Is This Important?

    This is the third year in a row that the Trump administration has proposed a termination of both the NEA and the NEH in his budget proposal to the U.S. Congress. The past two years, Congress has rejected this request and moderately increased funding for the cultural agencies. This year, the House is sending an even stronger message of the importance of arts funding by increasing the appropriation by $12.5 million.

    The funding increase matches the 2019 Arts Advocacy Day ask, which would help broaden access to the cultural, educational, and economic benefits of the arts and to advance creativity and innovation in communities across the United States. This also follows public witness testimony Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert Lynch gave before the Interior Subcommittee in February, asking for the cultural agencies to be funded at $167.5 million, as well as a Dear Colleague letter circulated by Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY)–asking for the same amount of funding for the NEA and NEH–signed by a record-number (184) of members of Congress.

    We are hopeful that the Senate will follow the House’s lead in expanding funding for the NEA and NEH. We’ll be keeping close watch over every step of the appropriations process in case any threatening actions surface. Stay tuned for more updates after the July 4th recess!


    Want to do more? Help us continue this important work by becoming an official member of the Arts Action Fund.  Play your part by joining the Arts Action Fund today– it’s free and easy to join!

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    Ensuring Oregon’s Arts and Culture Are Protected

    Hello Advocates,

    We have good and bad news this week as some major legislation we’ve been advocating for has passed, but other important bills are hanging in the balance.

    Most of our legislative work is contained in the larger omnibus budget and program changes bills that are assembled and passed in the last few days of session. If the Legislature does not resume its business before June 30th, the date by which the body must adjourn—many of our priorities might be lost. Right now, there’s not much we can do since the political breakdown is occurring between the governor and the legislative leadership.

    In good news, the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Oregon Arts Commission budgets were passed. Both agencies are funded at the governor’s recommended levels. We are working to find other ways to cover growing administrative costs estimated by agency leadership that were not approved and thus will impact the grant budget. Other good news—the House passed a tax credit package yesterday that includes renewal of the tax credit and extension of the special assessments for historic preservation. But this still needs to be approved by the Senate.

    These bills were all moving along positively, so if the legislature resumes business, we expect good results:

    — Renewal of the Cultural Trust tax credit for 6 years
    — Extension of special assessments for historic preservation for 2 years
    — 5 capital projects targeted for lottery bonding or General Fund contributions (Oregon Nikkei Center, Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, Cottage Theatre, High Desert Museum, and the Lincoln City Cultural Center)
    — Lifting the expiration of license plate revenue for marketing of the Trust

    If you’ve been an advocate or used your voice in any way this year, THANK YOU. This year’s work in Salem is evidence that our Coalition and its supporters are crucial in ensuring Oregon’s arts and culture are protected. Please stay tuned for more news in the coming days. 

    Thank you.

    Cultural Advocacy Coalition
    Executive Director
    Sue Hildick


    Cultural Advocacy Coalition of Oregon  

    The Rogue Valley Biennial Exhibit, Classes, Camps, and Employment Opportunities

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    The Rogue Valley Biennial Exhibit Begins Friday, June 28

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    ROGUE VALLEY BIENNIAL
    A Juried Exhibition of
    Contemporary Art

    June 28 – August 2, 2019

    Reception:  Friday,  July 19, 5:30-8:00 pm

    This biennial exhibit features artwork from local and regional artists, juried by David Masters and Janet Higgins. These new works present innovative, insightful, and thought provoking expressions of current events, art movements, or political issues. Exhibiting artists include Virginia Andrade, Bruce Bayard, Eileen Bowie, Susan Eileen Burnes, Ann DiSalvo, Pat Enos,
    Miles Frode, Tom Glassman, Frieda Golding, Jay Gordon, Kelly Gratton, Nomeca Hartwell, Garry Hood,
    Doug Iverson, Paul Jorizzo, Kristen Meriwether,
    Richard Newman, Kristen O’Neill, Allen Smith,
    Kim Sterling, Margaret Stermer-Cox, Joi Tripp,
    Cherri Van Syoc, Meri Aaron Walker, Zoë West,
    Eve Margo Withrow

    Miles Frode “The Pool Shark”​

    CLASSES IN THE ROGUE STUDIO


    Drawing 101: Learning to See with David Terry
    All skill levels welcome Pencil and charcoal
    Tuesday-Thursday, July 16-18, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Whether you are a beginner wanting a good drawing foundation or an experienced artist wanting to sharpen your skills, David Terry will teach you traditional artist techniques to help you create drawings that accurately reflect what you see.

    MEMBERS $140 NON-MEMBERS $160 * Materials List
    Register Here >>

    See more adult classes HERE>>

    UPCOMING SUMMER CAMPS

    Mix it up! Art Expressions with Samar Dawisha
    for ages 6-10
    Tuesday-Friday, July 9-12, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    In this exploratory class your child will be inspired to express themselves as an artist. Students will discover the endless possibilities of creating using pastels, watercolor, tempera paint, fabric, paper, and more!
    MEMBERS $110 NON-MEMBERS $130, ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

    SIGN UP HERE>>

    See more summer art campsHERE>>

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    ROGUE GALLERY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Rogue Gallery is hiring two staff positions.  If you enjoy art, variety, and creativity, working at the Rogue Gallery may be a good fit for you!
    Art Education Program Manager
    See Details HERE>>

    Gallery Coordinator

    see Details HERE>>
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    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 third Friday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

     

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    40 S. Bartlett Street
    Medford, Oregon 97501

    Art du Jour News June 2019

    Art du Jour student art show entry. Image provided by Charity Hubbard

    June 2019 Third Friday

    Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford eagerly anticipates a return of Charity Hubbard’s student art exhibit for our Third Friday reception on June 21st, 5-8 pm.  Despite an earlier announcement that our musical entertainment would be held back for this months’ event, due to popular demand we have scheduled classical guitarist Rod Petrone to perform for the evening.

    Featured Guest Artist Charity Hubbard in Salon June and July

    Frequently painting from life on location “en plein air” and people from life is important to Charity Hubbard.  She feels that the regular exercise of painting from life enables her to better capture life, light and a truer sense of atmosphere, even when painting from life is not possible.

    Still life by Charity Hubbard.

    Still life by Charity Hubbard. Image provided by the artist.

    “It is a joy to find inspiration in the challenge of capturing life as it happens, attempting to be true to the mood and nature of what is in front of me.” Charity states on her website.  “Each moment is a gift and a place in time that will never happen again, it’s a privilege to persevere in portraying the spirit of a moment in visual expression to the best of my ability.”

    With a background in commercial art for Pixel Productions Inc. (a commercial art and design company), she is trained in perspective and drafting, has illustrated by commission for architects and builders and rendered technical yet artistic architectural illustrations in a variety of mediums.  Her enjoyment of architectural elements is reflected in many of her paintings as well.  Current art pursuits gravitate towards fine art oil paintings of people, landscape and architecture and teaching.  She is also a member of Southern Oregon Society of Artists.

    For more information on this artist go to her website at: www.charityhubbard.com

    Portrait by Charity Hubbard. Image provided by the artist.

    Portrait by Charity Hubbard. Image provided by the artist.

    Student Art Show Featured Throughout the Gallery

    This is Charity Hubbard’s 11th year of offering small classes that take a classical approach to art.  She has taught in conference workshops and currently offers classes to youth ages 10 and up, teens and adults, rotating in subjects of study.  Her classes are small, 6-10 students each, taught with the aid of an intern assistant, allowing for much individual instruction from Charity.  She also offers a more intensive program where student interns can study with her for 16-18 hours a week and earn a certificate with completion of the program.

    Last years’ student art show on Third Friday was the largest turnout AdJ has ever seen, with all indications that the reception this year could be just as popular. We invite the community to stop by on June 21st for the event, or throughout the month during regular gallery hours to see what these gifted students are producing.

    Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

    Art du Jour is still actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our co-operative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event. Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

    Art du Jour Gallery
    213 E. Main Street
    Medford, OR 97501
    (541) 770-3190
    OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM