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Wordplay Call for Art from Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery

Wordplay

Exhibition Dates: July 6 – 28, 2018

Final Entry Due Date: April 28, 2018
Juror: Vernita Nemec

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit Intertwined throughout history, text and image have been used to deliver message and effect change. From sketchbooks to video, poetic thought to political activism, artists have added letters, numbers and words to give meaning to their art.

This exhibition serves to highlight the voice of all female identified artists who use text and image or text as image as a means of creative expression. Works in all media are welcome and encouraged.

The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver:[email protected]. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.About the Juror: Vernita Nemec

Vernita N’Cognita aka Vernita Nemec is a visual/ performance artist/ curator who has exhibited her art throughout the world.

Her artwork ranges across a variety of disciplines, from creating installations, m/m collages and tangible art objects such as the “Endless Junkmail Scroll to the creation of performance art that conceptually investigates theatre and its edges – using language, space, and time, silence and stillness as well as movement and voice as an instrument of self-expression.

In the 90’s she served for a decade as the Director of Artists Talk On Art interviewing art world luminaries such as Irving Sandler, Rob Storr, Jerry Saltz, Nancy Spero, Peter Plagens and Robert Rosenblum. She was an independent curator at Henry Street Settlement for the Arts and currently, is the director of Viridian Artists, art gallery in Chelsea, NYC.

In 1995, she assumed the name VERNITA N’COGNITA in homage to under-recognized artists. In addition to her ongoing artistic output, she has curated and organized important exhibitions of art from recycled materials (“Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination”) throughout the U.S., for which she received a Kauffman Foundation Fellowship and a grant from the Puffin Foundation.

Nemec AKA N’Cognita has presented her art in a variety of venues: galleries, universities and experimental spaces in the US, Mexico City, Darmstadt & Frankfurt in Germany; Dublin, Ireland and Tokyo, Japan. She has received funding for her performance art from the Jerome Fnd and the NEA and in 2010 and 2015 was invited by Movement Research to perform at Judson Church where performance art came alive in the 60’s.

http://www.ncognita.com/

Image below: Artwork by Trina Merry – https://womanmade.org/is-there-a-mother-in-the-house/

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ABOUT WOMAN MADE GALLERY
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to support, cultivate, and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate, and enrich our community. We rely on membership contributions and individual donations to create the programs that support our mission.

Visual Arts Journaling Brings Life to Dreams

Awaken from the slumber of winter’s gestation … bring life to those dreams of following creativity and authenticity …

Spring’s Bluster

As winter tugs to hold on and spring throws it’s own punches, we tumble about from 70 degree, sunny days to frosty, snowy fog. But my daffodils are winning out and I’m feeling optimistic for plein air painting, garden digging and hikes with friends. I’m inviting you to trundle along into one of these adventures with me!
Namaste’
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Women’s Retreat
Women’s Alpine Celebration
After last year’s ALL inclusive retreat, we plan to replicate what one participant declared, we learned “so many things that related but are all different!” – – but with new invented processes. Consider August 8-13th to be yourweek for a personal opportunity to expand and rediscover hidden creative yearnings, a dedicated time for yourself. For a video sampling  …  feast your eyes on this. Early registration and Scholarships available andmore ! Be one of the select six limited participants  …  come treat yourself! ALSO … prints of the above image
available …
Shows
Meyer Memorial Gallery (SOU)
April 21-29, the Ashland Gallery Association presents local artists in conjunction with the Taste of Ashland. Come see some stellar artwork!
Ashland Open Studios Tour 2018
Again this year I will be participating in Open Studios, October 13 and 14. I look forward to meeting more of you and sharing my work and studio!
Traveling Conversations
Our January Sebastopolshow was largely attended and we sold two of our fabulous big collaborative pieces. This continuing exchange between Jean WarrenFloy Zittin and myself will carry on … next showing, hopefully in the Bay Area. Incidentally, this blustery watercolor at very top is fromthis collaborative series!
Classes
Visual Art Journaling “Clinic”
Monthly I nest in with up to five diverse artists (emerging or established) to hone the techniques of watercolor specifically related to journaling. My devotion to journaling started in 2001 … and if not familiar … here’s mystory. This year I’m focusing on the color wheel, studying a particular color, 3-5pm, each third Friday of the month … April will be “Greens”. Confirm with me before coming because of limited space!
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BREAKING NEWS: NEA Receives Funding Increase!

We have breaking news out of Washington, D.C. today.  Congress has released their final funding plan for FY 2018, and it is great news!

Congress is proposing to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) each at $152.8 million. This is a funding increase of $3 million to support more direct grants and expand access to creative arts therapies for the military.

This final budget is in stark contrast to a year ago, when the Endowments were facing a proposed termination by the President — the first ever!  Since then, our #SAVEtheNEAcampaign has togetherBREAKING NEWS: NEA Receives Funding Increase! resulted in hundreds of thousands of calls, emails, local op-eds, expanded research, newspaper ads, and office visits.

Your advocacy, your persistence, and your time has made a difference. Congress has now decided to invest more funding into the arts.

This support from members of Congress in both parties is a testament that the arts are bipartisan.

NEA grant money is distributed to all 50 states and U.S. territories, and 65 percent of NEA grants goes to small and medium-sized organizations.More, over 40 percent of NEA-supported efforts are in high-poverty neighborhoods.

Communicating this important work has led to the third consecutive year of funding increases for the NEA. It is also the second time in a row that a Republican-led Congress has reversed a request from President Trump to cut our cultural agencies’ funding.

In fact, in the budget plan released today, none of our nation’s arts and cultural agencies incurred a budget cut. All of them received funding increases for this year (see chart below).

Final FY 2018 Federal Funding for Key Arts Agencies & Programs
Key Federally Funded Arts Program/Agency
(in $ millions)
President Trump’s
Proposal
U.S. House 
Proposal
U.S. Senate 
Committee Proposal 
Final
FY 2018 Funding
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) *Termination $145 $150 $152.8
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) *Termination $145 $150 $152.8
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) *Termination $231 $235 $240
Corporation for Public Broadcasting *Termination $445
(plus $0 for interconnection system)
$445
(plus $20 for interconnection system)
$445
(plus $20 for interconnection system)
Assistance for Arts Education $0 $0 $27 $27
Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants $0 $500 $450 $1,100
Smithsonian Institution $947 $885 $878­ $1,043
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts $36.7 $36.7 $36.7 $40.5
Save America’s Treasures $0 $4 $3 $13
Educational and Cultural Exchange programs $285 $591 $634 $646
Community Development Block Grants $0 $2,900 $3,000 $3,300

What’s Next

Today and tomorrow, the House and Senate are expected to vote on this agreement, and the President is expected to sign it into law. This will bring a final close to FY 2018—a long and bumpy roller coaster ride, and delivered 5 months late.

Going forward, both Endowments received that same termination proposal in the new budget request for FY 2019. However, the year is already off to a great start. Last week, the

Congressional Arts Caucus co-Chair Rep. Louise Slaughter inspiring the 2013 Arts Advocacy Day attendees!  Remember her full remarks here.

co-chairs of the Congressional Arts Caucus, Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) led a bipartisan letter calling for “at least $155 million” in FY 2019.

For the fifth consecutive year, that annual “Dear Colleague” letter has once again set a new record for the number of signatures—166 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed this letter!

We are humbled and grateful, and also mindful that we will sorely miss the leadership over many decades of Rep. Louise Slaughter, who passed away on Friday, March 16. Rep. Slaughter set an example for us all about how to work hard for causes you believe in. We are all so grateful for her tremendous work on behalf of the arts and arts education. You can read Americans for the Arts’ full statement here.

We are also thankful to the more than 650 arts advocates who were just in Washington, D.C. for the 31st annual Arts Advocacy Day on March 12-13 and made more than 300 office visits. Our strategy was to keep asking for $155 million. That has been the consensus ask of the arts and arts education field represented each year at Arts Advocacy Day—every year now for the past 6 years. Your work is not in vain. Advocacy works!

Keep the pressure on. Measured by just emails, advocates sent more than 194,300 #SAVEtheNEA campaign emails to Congress. Your work will be needed to ensure that the latest proposal from the Trump Administration in FY 2019 is again defeated this year. Thank you for being an arts advocate.

Help us continue this important work by also becoming an official member of the Arts Action Fund.  If you are not already a member, play your part by joining the Arts Action Fund today – it’s free and easy to join.


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Victory! The voices of arts advocates were heard on Capitol Hill.

Tonight (3/21/18), Congress released the details of its delayed current year FY 2018 Omnibus spending bill. I am pleased to share that arts advocates like you helped convince Congress to reject President Trump’s proposal to terminate the nation’s cultural agencies. In fact, Congress has allocated an INCREASE in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to$152.849 million each. Please check our blog post for a detailed list of of Omnibus allocations to each of the federal cultural agencies and arts education programs.

This victory is such a fitting tribute to last week’s passing of Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chair Representative Louise Slaughter, who spent her career in Congress fighting for the arts. She had most recently co-authored an Arts Advocacy Day “Dear Colleague” letter to her fellow Members of Congress recruiting a record number of 166 House Democrats and Republicans to sign a joint letter to House Appropriators to increase arts funding in America.

Together, Arts Action Fund members provided a strong  and united voice for the arts:

  • Grassroots arts advocates sent close to 200,000 messages to Members of Congress, thousands more signed our petitions and visited their elected Representatives and Senators.
  • Our Arts Action Fund PAC was incredibly effective in educating and supporting key leaders in Congress to take an important stand on the arts.
  • Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA), soundly rejected President Trump’s attempt to terminate our nation’s cultural agencies.
  • Persuasive and timely ads were placed in political publications during key decision times to inform Members of Congress about the latest research on the economic power of the arts.

While we celebrate this victory today, we still need your support as we face continued threats from the Trump Administration to eliminate next year’s FY 2019 NEA funding. We need to keep the pressure on Congress. Please consider contributing to the Arts Action Fund PAC so we can continue to educate incumbents and the next generation of elected leaders, especially as mid-term elections approach in November.

Congratulations on a job well done!  Your advocacy has helped preserve funding stability for the nonprofit arts organizations in your state and community this year.

Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Executive Director


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Exhibit Uncovers Truth, Gives Voice to Black Pioneers

Oregon Archives Exhibit, “Black in Oregon, 1840-1870”

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 Secretary of State

DENNIS RICHARDSON

The State of Oregon


900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97310  –  [email protected]


Secretary Richardson

Oregon Archives Exhibit, 

“Black in Oregon, 1840-1870”

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When each of us give the Pledge of Allegiance, we place our hand over our heart and promise, “liberty and justice for all.” As your Secretary of State, I have accepted the challenge to promote liberty and justice for all Oregonians. I am doing this through small business assistance, in the Corporations Division, through voter outreach in Elections, through exposing government waste in Audits, and through civics lessons and exhibits in Archives.

To obtain liberty and justice for all Oregonians requires a recognition and clear understanding of the history of Oregon minority populations, who have suffered repression, discrimination, and persecution throughout Oregon’s history.

February is Black History Month. For the past year, Oregon’s State Archivist Mary Beth Herkert, Citizen Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator Larry Morgan, Oregon Black Pioneers Secretary Gwen Carr, along with key staff members of the Oregon State Archives, have worked and researched a first-of-its-kind exhibit focusing on African-American families who were part of Oregon’s pioneer heritage, from 1840-1870.

The exhibit is located at the Oregon Archives Building in Salem and is open to the public Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:45pm until August 24, 2018. The exhibit features stories, photos, and documents of early black pioneers in the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon State Constitution will also be on display.

For the first time in Oregon history, we have unveiled an exhibit written through the eyes of black Oregonians, for the benefit of all Oregonians.

Why is this important? With Oregon’s long history of racial inequality and prejudice, this exhibit uncovers the truth and uses the records in the Oregon State Archives. It gives voice to the brave and resilient black pioneers who overcame incredible barriers to make a life for themselves and their families in Oregon. This exhibit also seeks to challenge the rising generation of Oregonians to learn about the black pioneers, read their stories, and recognize that discrimination continues today.

For instance, did you know the Oregon Constitution, written in 1857, contained exclusionary language barring African-Americans from Oregon? Also enacted during this time were various laws prohibiting property ownership, prohibiting interracial marriage, prohibiting settlement by African-Americans in Oregon, and instituting lash laws (the public beating of blacks until they left Oregon). Despite these discriminatory barriers, African-Americans did settle in Oregon. Some came of their own accord, while others were brought as slaves. The Constitution’s Exclusionary Clause was finally removed in 1926 by Ballot Measure 3 (the vote was 108,332 to 64,954). In 2002, Ballot Measure 14 passed with 71% of the vote and removed all lingering racist language from the Oregon Constitution.

The “Black in Oregon, 1840-1870” exhibit is worth a visit to the Oregon State Archives building in Salem. I hope that schools will plan field trips to see this exhibit so students can have a firsthand experience learning about this important aspect in Oregon history. The exhibit is a great source of civics education and reminds us that, although we have come a long way on the path of freedom and equality, we still have much to do if we truly are committed to “liberty and justice for all.”

The Oregon State Archives building is located at 800 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97310.

Federal Arts Funding, Arts Education and Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts                  - Arts Action Fund
              

It’s time for members to cast their annual 2018 Arts Policy Vote.

Arts Advocacy Day is just around the corner on March 12, 2018. The Arts Action Fund would like to join 90+ national arts partners with a unified message to Congress. Please cast your vote on these three policy agendas for 2018. Click below to vote and you’ll also be given an option to make your annual gift to the Arts Action Fund Political Action Committee (PAC) to support our legislative efforts.

Thanks,

Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Executive Director

P.S.  Please cast your vote by March 12, 2018. 

Wordplay Call to Artists

Call for Art: Wordplay
July 6 – 28, 2018
Entry Due Date: April 22, 2018
Juried by Vernita Nemec

This exhibition serves to highlight the voice of all female identified artists who use text and image or text as image as a means of creative expression. Works in all media are welcome and encouraged. Submit your work here: https://womanmade.org/call-for-art/
Detail of work by Vernita Nemec
(Image: Detail of work by Vernita Nemec)

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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News from LightGarden Glass Art

News from LightGarden Glass Art

1086 Washburn
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
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2016 is another record-breaking year!

We collected 133 Flowers of Hope panels this year!!

 
Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in workshops or brought in panels to donate, especially the ones that Karen Christ brought all the way from Dunsmuir. It’s because of your hard work
that we are able to keep this program going year after year.

This is our 11th year!

A special thank you to our amazing Barbara Kelberlau and Diane Kobal, who not only completed 7 panels each, but came out to help hang the display!
And to Val Dann, our last year’s winner, who completed two more panels this year and helped take the show down.
 
This program has grown so much since the 23 panels we collected in 2005!  I REALLY appreciate all the help!
 
 
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These panels were on display at Art Presence in Jacksonville
September 23-25, 2016, and we had a Flowers of Hope
 Artist’s Reception on Saturday the 24th.
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We had such great attendance this year!
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Barbara Kelberlau’s beautiful field flowers
(panel #6) won this year by a considerable amount of votes!
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“Calaveras Carlos”
 
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The next show at Art Presence is Gallerie Carnevale!
 
This fun Halloween themed show runs
September 30th – October 30th
 
206 N. Fifth Street, Jacksonville

 
  News from LightGarden Glass Art
 
 
One thing I’ve heard over and over again in the studio is “I’m not an artist.” To which I would usually reply, “oh, I think everyone is an artist.  You just need to find the right media.”  But after more reflection I realize that isn’t quite true either. 

Everyone has the potential to be an artist.

Most things in this life don’t come without a little dedication and application on your part too.  People don’t go out and become an Olympic athlete overnight.  It takes years of training and practice to become the best in their field.  So it is true with art!
 
First, you have to believe that you are an artist or are capable of becoming an artist.  Whether you believe you can or that you cannot, it is probably true.  Without belief that something is possible it is unlikely to come true.
 
Second, what do “artists” do that most people do not?  I believe they look at things differently.  They actually look at things: leaves, trees, the way the light falls on petals.  Where is the light coming from?  What is causing the shadows?  They notice where the veins on the leaves begin and end, where the branches of the veins form.  This is just one example.  Not every artist paints nature.  Some gravitate towards other passions: glass (duh!), fabric, music, dance, theater…it’s all art!
Following your passions will help you find your way.  What makes you happy?  Researchers say that just the act of making things with our hands creates joy within our spirit.  (Whether it is good or not!)
The more you practice, the better you will get.  It is inevitable.  If you put forth the energy to get better, it will happen.
 
Just a few thoughts on “how to be an artist”.
 
 
 

 
Great Spectrum Glass News! 
 
Latest word from Spectrum on 9/22/2016 is that they have
sold to Oceanside Glasstile.
 
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I’ve been thinking about a Sugar Skull workshop in October.  
Who’s interested?  Email me:
 
 
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 FLOWERS OF HOPE Workshop

 Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.

TRY FUSING!

 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
$20
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

Please call or email to reserve your space!
 
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Painting with Frit    
 10a-12pm
Lunch
1-4pm
October 1st
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and confetti to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.

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

Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.

$125

 

 


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Glass Fusing Basics
Two Saturday Afternoons
October 15th & 22nd
1-4pm Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass! In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and a 8″ fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more! If you’re considering getting a kiln or have one that you’d like to understand better, this class is for you!        All supplies are included.
$85      

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

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

LightGarden Glass Art, 1086 Washburn Lane, Medford, OR 97501-2000
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LightGarden New Fall Classes 2016

LightGarden New Fall Classes 2016

 
Time is running out to
make your panel for
Flowers of Hope
this year!
 
September 17th
is the last day you can turn your panels in .
 
I know summer is busy for everyone
 but we haven’t added many to our stack of
 Flowers of Hope
panels in weeks! 
There’s still plenty of time to complete
 a work of art for this year.
 
 
This year’s Artist Reception
will be held at
Art Presence
 
 
All of the panels will be on display at
Art Presence
in Jacksonville
September 23-25      11-5pm
Flowers of Hope
 Artist’s Reception
 1-4pm on Saturday the 24th.
 
 
A big THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed! 
 
 

 
 Susy sent me a picture of her latest fused work along with an enlightening note of an artist statement:
 
“My art energy craved a glass expression of geology (which i am fascinated by)… so I made this 8 inch circle of 2 layers of fused glass showing striations of sedimentary soils… uplifted to a diagonal… and a fault line. Skyline, upper half in clear glass, was cut using a Taurus ring saw… in one continuous motion. very exciting, and I breathed all the way through!!”
 
Pretty impressive.  Thank you for sharing!
 
 

 

Well, the summer is speeding by again and fall is rushing at us.  I have spent a lot of time playing with the Colors for Earth paints and have been having a blast with them.  They sure open up the realm of possibilities!  Either as a stand-alone paint project or a scaled up frit painting.

 

I am offering some basic classes in painting with glass enamels to share what I’ve learned to do and what not to do!  It’s hard to make a mistake because just about everything is fixable.  It takes all the worry out of it.

 

I hope you will sign up for a class and join in on the fun!

 

Jess

 

 FLOWERS OF HOPE Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.   

 
TRY FUSING!

 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
$20
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

 
        Please call or email to reserve your space!
Painting with Glass Enamels:  Mini class
September 17th 10-12N
&
October 29th

 Learn to paint with glass enamels that actually fire shiny like glass. These enamels can be used on any kind of glass, they have no c.o.e. so can be used on 90, 96 or float glass. Use these enamels to step up your frit painting or to create any beautiful image you can imagine.

Mini class includes one 6″ x 6″ clear, one 6″ x 6″ opal art and 8 colors of pre-mixed paint. You have the option to outline with the black outliner and color as easy as a coloring book or just paint over the pattern. Totally fun and easy! The “Dragonfly” is the pattern of this workshop.

$35

Painting with Glass Enamels:  Step it Up!
September 17th  1-4pm
or
October 29th

This class is much the same as the mini class with an upgrade to two 8″ clear sheets and 10 premixed paints. You will learn to create your own backgrounds on the second sheet by mixing and blending enamels. The “Frog and Lilly Pads” is the project for this class.

$45

Glass Fusing Basics
Two Saturday Afternoons
October 15th & 22nd
1-4pm

Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass! In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and a 8″ fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more! If you’re considering getting a kiln or have one that you’d like to understand better, this class is for you!       

All supplies are included.
$85      

   
Painting with Frit    
 10a-12pm
Lunch
1-4pm
October 1st

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

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

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

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

Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.

$125

 


 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

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

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

Celebrating Summer with LightGarden Glass Art

1086 Washburn                            July 2016
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
Flowers of Hope
Artist’s Reception
will be held at
Art Presence
this year
 
This has been a great year for Flowers of Hope!
We’ve had many people, including large groups, come in and make these beautiful panels for women with breast cancer.
 
All of the panels will be on display at
Art Presence
September 23-25      11-5pm
Flowers of Hope
 Artist’s Reception
 1-4pm on Saturday the 24th.
 
 
A big THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed! 
 
 Last year we broke another record
and I’m confident that we can do it again this year
but we’re not there yet!

 

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

It’s been very busy around here with a show at Valley View Vineyard, Taste of Summer, “Celebrate” at Art Presence, the awesomely successful yard sale, and a couple of fun commissions.

One commission was for Westminster Presbyterian Church here in Medford.  They wanted two large bowls for the baptismal font in their church. Pastor Barnabas Sprinkle met with me and liked the colors in a set of coasters I had made….and we went from there.

Another adventure I got involved with this year is doing a piece for the Oregon Wine Experience “Art on the Wall”. Proceeds go to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.   Canvases are given out to local artists and then auctioned off at the event.  I haven’t really painted with acrylics in over 20 years but I made a fused glass tile for the center of the canvas then painted the border.  Rules say it can be any kind of art as long as it’s attached to the canvas.

So, yes I know, summer is a busy time.
I have some great ideas for classes
and workshops coming up soon!

You can still come in and make Flowers of Hope panels,
Try Fusing!
or other projects during our

Wednesday and Saturday workshops
from10-12N.

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER

IT’S GOING FAST!


 

It is that time of year when we schedule fewer classes.  Summer is such a busy time.  I know, it’s hard to fit it all in.  It goes so fast!  It is also a time when I have the opportunity to go out and promote our glass studio so that we can continue to bring you new classes and techniques.

 

We will continue to do our Flowers of Hope, Try Fusing! (OUR NEW PAINTING WORKSHOPS!) and open workshops on most regularly scheduled days.  You can always go to the website to see if there is a workshop scheduled.  If we have special events they will be listed.  

 

calendar schedule

 

 

Most of our easier classes such as Dichroic Jewelry, Table Lamps, Cabinet Knobs and Fused Glass Switchplates can be scheduled during workshop time as well as the dragonfly, butterfly and daisy dish casting forms.  Please email or call for availability. 

 

 

 

 

 FLOWERS OF HOPE Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.

 

TRY FUSING!

 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
$20
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

 
        Please call or email to reserve your space!
 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

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

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