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Bowls of Hope Fights Hunger and Celebrates Art

Bowls of Hope Event Raises Funds to Feed the Hungry in Jackson County

ACCESS, Options for Southern Oregon and local restaurants collaborate

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On Thursday, May 17 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center in Medford, the non-profit organizations ACCESS and Options for Southern Oregon invite the public to “Bowls of Hope.”

This new fundraising event celebrates the community and local artists in a collaboration to help fight hunger and serve people of all ages who have mental health needs in Jackson County.

Bowls of Hope features hand-painted ceramic bowls crafted by local students and artists. Attendees will select and take home a bowl as a memento and reminder that thousands of bowls in Jackson County go unfilled every year.

Local restaurants are donating soups, breads and desserts to serve attendees. All soups will be voted on and one restaurant will win the “People’s Choice – Soup of the Year” award. The event also features live entertainment and a silent auction.

Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at ACCESS, 3630 Aviation Way in Medford, online at www.accesshelps.org or at Art in Bloom at the Art4Joy booth. For tickets and more information, call 541-774-4312 or 541-244-4138.

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Soul Box Project- Art Revealing the Gunfire Epidemic

So much has happened and so it goes…

The last newsletter we sent was all about the flurry of the March for Our Lives activity. We are pleased to report all our combined efforts made for a very successful participation in the march. As a friend said, as we loaded the packs of 100 into the van at the end of the rally, “This was a 10 out of 10!!” Her enthusiasm, and yours, is what makes this Project GO!

We got lots of compliments on the organization of this action but it never would have happened without the stalwart help of several volunteers. On the days before the march they spent hours assembling the backpacks for the boxes and the flyer pouches which kept our handouts accessible but dry.
We had more than enough people to carry the 47 bags of 100 Soul Boxes and participants ranged in age from 11 to 80. High school students signed on and proudly carried our new Soul Box banner. It was generous of PNCA to allow our staging in their beautiful lobby – it would have been a struggle outside. And then at the end, EVERY single bag came back to First Congregational Church. Well done, everyone!
The Soul Boxes DID get noticed. Feedback like this was typical from various sources:
I saw some folks carrying bags of soul boxes at the March for Our Lives, and thought it was such  a great way to help visualize the massive numbers of gun victims.  And I also liked that this provided me a way to act  that might even have an impact  — I’m tired of being angry/depressed/appalled … at the way ‘thoughts and prayers’ after each mass shooting lead to absolutely no change”.

It takes a Village, and then a Nation

So far the vast majority of the Soul Box count has come from Portland where the word has has been passed from friend to friend, to churches, to schools to community. We know this can happen all over the nation, and when it does we need to be ready to move forward.

Although there will be events between now and the year’s end, we are intent on getting 36,000 Soul Boxes representing the average annual number of gunfire victims to display at the Oregon State Capitol on Feb.15, 2019. This date will coincidentally be the day after the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting, which will bring focus to the press coverage of this one-day exhibit.

Here is a chart of the trend so far – we need to step it up in order to meet the 36K goal and continue on towards larger national exhibits. 

As we move forward funding becomes more important. We have gone beyond the basics of website, PO Box rental, paper, etc.

Our immediate need is a space, for storage and to work on display proto-types. We also need funds and volunteers to help staff the management and promotion of the Project. All tangible donations can be tax-deductible.

Three ways to send financial contributions

Tax Deductible Contributions: We’re pleased to announce that we now have a fiscal sponsor! Fractured Atlas is “a national organization that supports Individual artists at every level of the cultural ecosystem — performing, visual, literary, design, media, and everything in between — as well as arts organizations, from one-person outfits to the biggest of the big”.
When you click this DONATE link you will land on The Soul Box Project page on the Fractured Altas site. Enjoy the short video we made to introduce the Project. Your donations to The Soul Box Project via Fractured Atlas are tax deductible

As our nonprofit grantor, Fractured Atlas deducts a 7% administration fee of which 3.5% are credit card fees. It feels right that the rest of the fee is used to help other projects find a voice through artistic expression.

Contribute directly to The Soul Box Project: If a tax deduction is not important, you can contribute directly to The Soul Box Project.

  • CLICK HERE  to use your credit card or PayPal – 3.5% fee charged
  • Or, send a check made out to The Soul Box Project to:
    PO Box 19900
    Portland, OR 97280 
  • Contributions made directly to The Soul Box Project are not tax deductible. 

We have received nearly 9000 Soul Boxes. Thank you!

In order to reach our exhibit goal we need almost 100 Boxes a day for the rest of the year. This is doable. That’s 20 random people making 5 Soul Boxes on any day, or 7 churches or schools making 100 a week.
  • If you are mailing there is no need for Priority Mail. Ground service is inexpensive and will deliver your Soul Boxes just fine.
  • If you live in the Portland area there are now 2 drop-off locations for your convenience.
  • We could use more, so let us know of other possible locations, wherever you live. 
A group in Tucson, Arizona posted: “I am beyond grateful! Today 15+ people created 142 Soul Boxes. Thank you Tap & Bottle for allowing us to take over. Keep folding friends, and let’s do it again soon!”
The creative use of a theme was used for multiple Soul Boxes from Denver, Colorado. “The Day the Music Died” honors those lost in mass shootings from years ago to the present. 
Bravo for the volunteers who organized the Soul Box making event at their local library! Twenty-two people of all ages stopped by and 144 more Boxes were added to the total.
A supporter’s wine cellar turned Soul Box storage room will be too small too soon. Who knows of a storage space that could be a tax-deductible donation to the Project?

…and on it goes!

There is so much to tell between newsletters, so now we also have a blog. This is where we have a chance to tell the background stories, celebrate what members of our team are doing, report our wins and setbacks, and share what others have shared with us (that’s an invitation).  We have just begun but we are excited about this new addition to the Project. We think you will find yet another layer of meaning and connection in The Soul Box Blog & News.
Copyright © 2018 The Soul Box Project, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:

The Soul Box Project

PO Box 19900

PortlandOr 97280

Invite to sell art! Art in the Garden

 

YOU ARE INVITED

to have your art in a garden.

This year the museum has eight gardens
for the Art In The Garden tour.
Here are the details:
  • Dates of event: June 9 and 10th from 10 – 4 each day
  • Art must be delivered to the garden on Friday June 8 afternoon between 3 – 5 pm
  • Art must be picked up at the garden on Sunday June 10 between 4-6 pm
  • You are responsible for bringing an inventory with pricing, having price tags on your art
  • The museum will receive a 30% commission on all sales during the event.
  • We need to know if you want to participate no later than April 20 because we want to put your name in our ticket booklet so people will know where to find you!
Here are some ideas about art that sells well at this event:
  • Art for gardens
  • Garden related art – paintings of flowers, trees, animals and more
  • Whimsical items
  • Jewelry
  • Wind chimes, bird houses and more
  • Fabric art – bags, garden hats, hanging banners and more
  • Price range that sells the best – under $100
We have the ability to take credit cards
You will receive payment for your sold items within 15 days of the event (or sooner).
We hope you will consider joining us for this fun event. If interested, please reply to this email or call us at 541-479-3290 Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5.

Grants Pass Museum of Art
PO Box 966, Grants Pass, OR 97528
229 SW G St
541-479-3290
gpmuseum.com

Southern Oregon Guild Hosting Concert and Cakewalk

Southern Oregon region’s 3 Rivers Chorale has been invited to join choral groups & musicians from around the world to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, April 15th!

Bid on Beautiful Cakes & Enjoy Celtic Songs plus Music from Wailin’ Jennys Performed by the Songbirds from the 3 Rivers Chorale (Jeni Foster, Kate Campbel, and Alisa Bary)

Saturday, March 17, 3:00 – 5:00P.M.

Southern Oregon Guild Gallery and Art Center

RCC Kerby Campus, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby

 

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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. 

2017 Empty Bowls Throw-a-thon

2017 Empty Bowls Throw-a-thon2017 Empty Bowls Throw-a-thon - Empty Bowls Pizza Party at Ashland Art Center on April 8, 2015! Make you bowl to donate to this year's Emty Bowls event in Ashland!

WHEN:  Friday, April 7th 2017, 3-7 PM

WHERE: Esther Bristol Education Center at the RCC Firehouse Gallery, corner of H and SW 4th Street in Grants Pass

FUNDRAISER BENEFICIARY:  11th Empty Bowls Project-Josephine County

Rogue Community College’s Ceramic Department will be hosting a 2017 Empty Bowls throw-a-thon to benefit the annual Empty Bowls Project. The event will take place at the Firehouse Gallery during April’s First Friday Live on April 7th from 3-7 PM.

RCC and local potters will be utilizing the Firehouse Gallery pottery wheels to throw bowls that will be donated to the 2017 Empty Bowls Project. Local potter Roxanne Hunnicutt will then trim, bisque and glaze these bowls at her studio. Two years ago Phil Fishwick, his RCC students and community clay artists participated in a successful throw-a-thon, as well. Clay is being donated by Southern Oregon Clay Distributors.

Empty Bowls, which raises funds for individuals and families facing food insecurity, relies heavily on community volunteers and local businesses to prepare and staff this special event. Soups and breads for Empty Bowls are donated by many local restaurants. Many of the handmade bowls are donated by members of the regional potter’s association, Clayfolk. This year RCC has generously offered to support the event again by hosting the Throw-a-Thon on April 7th.

Empty Bowls logoThe basic premise of Empty Bowls (an international event) is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators, and community members create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a meal of soup and bread and have the pleasure of selecting a bowl from hundreds of one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by clay artists and Options’ clients. Guests keep their selected bowl as a reminder of hunger and food insecurity in our own community.

The 2017 Empty Bowls event will be held on Monday, October 9th. Tickets are $25 and includes the bowl of your choosing to take home. They will be available online or at the Options Administration building after July.

RCC, Options and local potters would love for you to join them for the throw-a-thon at the Firehouse Gallery on the corner of H and SW 4th Street from 3-7. You will be able to see expert potters create their masterpieces and learn more about the Empty Bowls Project. Hope to see you there! Visit the Empty Bowls Project-Josephine County Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/emptybowlsjoco/

2nd Annual Celtic Celebration at Rogue Gallery – Call to Artists & More News

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2nd ANNUAL CELTIC CELEBRATION at Rogue Gallery & Art Center
Support the Rogue Gallery & Art Center and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the art, music, food, beer, and friendship of the Emerald Isle, Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
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The evening will include:
  • Irish food and beer
  • Musicians performing traditional Irish music
  • An Irish themed art show
  • A singing competition to select the best rendition of the Irish classic, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” with the winner receiving a $100 award​
  • The Irish tradition of good cheer and laughter
Cost: $35.00 ($15.00 is tax deductible).
Buy Tickets online HERE>>
or call Rogue Gallery at 541-772-8118
CALL TO ARTISTS FOR THE IRISH THEMED ART SHOW

We invite Rogue Gallery members to submit a work of art for this event that is inspired by Celtic art and/or by Ireland. All styles and media are welcome. Maximum dimensions (including frame) are 40” x 40” and 35 lbs. This is a non-juried show.

Drop off artwork during gallery hours on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. There will be awards for contest winners! Pickup will be on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Winning pieces will remain on display until Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

NEW EXHIBIT IN THE BERRYMAN GALLERY
Sarah F. Burns:
Plein Air Oil Paintings

Ditch Trail with Cascades and Siskiyous web
Sarah F. Burns, Ditch Trail with Cascades and Siskiyous

February 2 – March 28, 2017

Sarah F. Burns uses the process of traditional oil painting to create works that are meditative and sublime. With an uncompromising eye, she depicts familiar landmarks and landscapes of Southern Oregon. The paintings reflect the beauty of the region while maintaining a naturalistic quality.

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.

MAIN GALLERY & COMMUNITY GALLERY EXHIBITS
CLOSING FEBRUARY 17
IN THE MAIN GALLERY
Men at (Art) Work: Miles Frode,
David Masters, Allen Smith
January 11 – February 17, 2017
Miles David Allen
Miles Frode, ESCHER’S WET-NURSE, AND GONDOLIER (detail), mixed media
David Masters, ALL THE HIDDEN PLACES (detail), assemblage
Allen Smith, NOUMENON 9 SYMPHONY OF LIFE (detail), oil
Southern Oregon artists Miles Frode, David Masters, and Allen Smith explore the rational, spiritual, and emotional aspects of the human experience in large scale abstract artwork. Exhibit includes paintings in acrylic and oil, collages, and assemblages.
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IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

THE ART IN THE LETTER: Calligraphy
by Diane Amarotico and Cynthia Mish

January 13 – February 17, 2017

Amarotico Mish
left: Diane Amarotico, 45 (detail), watercolor, ink
right: Cynthia A. Mish, ALPHA BETA (detail), watercolor, gold

Longtime members of the Ashland Calligrapher’s Guild, Diane Amarotico
and Cynthia Mish, elevate the written word using wit and beauty.
COMING UP IN THE ROGUE STUDIO
For Youth
Young Artists’ Studio for ages 7-11
with Jenny Calaba

Wednesdays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 3:30-5pm
Perfect class for young creative artists to explore plenty of different mediums while having fun! Partial scholarships are available.
Register here>>
For Adults
Rogue Studio Life Drawing Sessions
Tuesdays, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6-8:30pm
Drop-in on Tuesday evenings for 2 ½ hours of uninstructed life drawing. Ideal for beginner to advanced artists. Drop in or register for one session or for the series.
Register here>>

Beginning Drawing with Craig Honeycutt
Saturdays, February 18 & 25 from 10am-2pm
Wonderful workshop for those that desire to draw and want to learn about drawing tools and techniques!
Register here>>

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April 03, 2017 – THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION
The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of The Artist’s Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in The Artist’s Magazine. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/23ABINJ

January 31, 2017 – NEOTERIC ABSTRACT V
This call is for a thematic exhibition dedicated to abstract art. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, April 6 – 30, 2017 and is open to all forms of abstraction, from the geometric to the lyrical, from the precise to the raw. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2gW769G OR [email protected]

January 23, 2017 – NYC4PA BLACK AND WHITE 2017
Despite the focus on color images in today’s media, in the world of photography Black and White will always have a place. This call is homage to those images where all the emotion, texture and beauty were expressed in shades of Black and White. No matter what your original image was shot with if the end product is a terrific Black and White, it fits the call. Sepia will be accepted. Entry Fee. Details: 917-359-2642 OR http://www.nyc4pa.com/trees-2016 OR [email protected]

January 26, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES : BP PORTRAIT AWARD 2017
Entry is now open for the BP Portrait Award 2017, the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world. With a first prize of £30,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to develop portraiture in their work and over the past twenty-seven years it has launched the careers of many renowned artists. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2gmt56J OR [email protected]

January 26, 2017 – EXTENDED DEADLINE 4HEADS / PORTAL ART FAIR
Seeking visual artists in all media. 4heads awards 30 artists each exhibition space in majestic Federal Hall. Once selected, exhibition space is free. Portal is free to the public. Gallery scouts, journalists and collectors know this is where to find new talent. “a counterpoint to Frieze New York… a showcase for emerging artists” – New York Times Fair Dates: May 3-12, 2017. Application Fee. Details: http://www.4heads.org/portal

January 27, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES: STUDIO MONTCLAIR VIEWPOINTS 2017 ANNUAL
Presented at and cosponsored by Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in the heart of Newark, NJ’s arts district from June 1 to June 30, 2017. All mediums accepted including videos and installations. Juror: Karen Wilkin, curator, critic, regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and The New Criterion and Contributing Art Editor for the Hudson Review. CASH AWARDS. Online entry. Entry Fee. Details: 862-500-1447 OR http://www.studiomontclair.org/call-for-entries-viewpoints-2017 OR [email protected]

January 27, 2017 – NIKON PHOTO CONTEST 2017
The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2gw34EW

January 28, 2017 – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ARTIST FOR ONLINE COMPETITION
CAGO Announces a Call for Artists to Participate in the ALL PAINTINGS Competition. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://bit.ly/2hPrZEg OR [email protected]

January 30, 2017 – ELSEWHERE
elsewhere : somewhere, formerly, remote, outside, away, gone, abroad, hence, removed, far off, parts unknown, otherwhere, not here, away from …… Juror for “elsewhere” will be Fran Forman. Prizes and awards totaling $825. Entry Fee. Details: 512-422-4080 OR http://asmithgallery.com/main-gallery-call-for-entry OR [email protected]

January 30, 2017 – CALL FOR SURREALIST ARTWORKS IN ALL MEDIUMS
Surrealist art sought for an exhibit in the Los Angeles area Entry Fee. Details: http://bggallery.submittable.com/submit

January 31, 2017 – WESTERN BUREAU ART PRIZE, WINTER 2017
Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley is now accepting entries for its Winter 2017 Juried Art Prize. The award is open to all living artists worldwide, both emerging and established. All styles, themes, and mediums will be considered. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.westernbureau.com

January 31, 2017 – WAGING PEACE! CALL FOR ENTRIES
This exhibition is conceived in the spirit of Picasso’s Guernica. The selection committee, a committee of educators, is seeking artworks that comment upon an active striving toward peace in some way. Peace represented by pastoral scenes, tranquility, heaven, or cliched symbols will not be accepted. Color catalogue. Exhibition scheduled for May 11 to July 8 2018. Website: details, entry form. No Entry Fee. Details: 850-645-4681 OR http://mofa.fsu.edu/participate/mofa-calls-to-artists OR [email protected]

February 01, 2017 – CALL TO ARTISTS: SUBMISSIONS FOR UNSEEN SERIES AT GRAY AREA
The 2017 Unseen series is open to all SF Bay Area artists working in time-based or performative art. Propose new or existing work, including but not limited to: immersive sound, music or projection based work; movement or performance artworks; expanded and live cinema; creative code and interactive installation; social engagement artworks and interventions. More info at the link. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2ib1vNO

February 01, 2017 – ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES WOMEN IN ART
Exhibition runs: March 2 to March 31, 2017 Entry Fee: $35 Artist Gallery Split – 75% Artist 25% Gallery Las Laguna Gallery is seeking works from women artists for their Women in Art (Open Theme) Exhibition. All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur will be considered in this call for art. Entry Fee. Details: 949-667-1803 OR http://www.laslagunagallery.com/womeninart OR [email protected]

February 02, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES: 49 AT 74, CANADIAN WORKS ON PAPER
New York, NY March 9 – March 30, 2017, We are an artists studio, exhibition and event space located in Manhattan, NYC. Exhibition will feature works on paper by Canadian artists or artists pursuing their artwork in Canada. For details and instructions go to the Marbury NYC website and click on the CALL FOR ARTISTS tab. Application Fee. Details: 646-321-5982 OR http://www.marburynyc.com OR [email protected]

February 05, 2017 – DUALITY OF FEMININE AND FEMINIST
Open Call seeks works that tackle the fragmentary nature of women in society. With this in mind, how do women balance the duality of feminine and feminist? Should we be concerned with the manner in which a woman is portrayed as strong and/or feminine? With the recent elections and threats to women’s rights in particular, are we going backwards. Express your views. Juror:Curator Karen Gutfreund. Entry Fee. Details: 845-809-5838 OR http://bit.ly/2i7sJAf OR [email protected]

February 06, 2017 – WORLD ILLUSTRATION AWARDS 2017
Work entered into the World Illustration Awards will be reviewed by a jury of international industry professionals. The competition is open to illustrators working in ANY medium or context. Winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony at Somerset House. Selected works will also be showcased in an accompanying publication which will be circulated to all major commissioners of illustration. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.theaoi.com/awards/enter-info.php

February 10, 2017 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS : PICTURE SOCIAL JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS
New Date!!! Gallery1581 Call for Submission – Our goal: To promote and contribute to a collective vision of social justice and human rights expressed in visual art. We invite submission of artwork that will expand global consciousness and inspire a humane perspective. This exhibition will serve to awaken our hope and promote constructive action in individuals, groups, and communities. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2g3zOAx OR [email protected]

February 13, 2017 – ARTY PARTY COLUMBUS
Support non-profit CASA of Franklin County by submitting a piece of artwork to be entered into the juried art-show (100 pieces selected) and then auctioned off during the fundraising event on May 5, 2017. All proceeds go to support the mission of helping abused and neglected children. 5 categories: pre-k-2nd grade, 3-5grade, middle school, high school, and college. No Entry Fee. Details: 614-525-5067 OR http://casacolumbus.org/arty-party OR [email protected]

February 17, 2017 – AMERICA MEDIA CONTEST
America Media is seeking submissions from young writers for this year’s Generation Faith Essay Contest. We want to hear from high school and college students interested in reflecting on the joys and challenges that come with living out (or struggling with) one’s faith in the midst of real life. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2ji3jC0

February 20, 2017 – DRAWN 2017 | INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR DRAWING
Manifest Gallery presents its 4th annual open call for DRAWN, an expansive and competitive international gallery exhibit calling for works of drawing created with any media relevant to the practice of drawing. DRAWN is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style, all works are welcome. Entry Fee. Details: 513-861-3638 OR http://www.manifestgallery.org/drawn

February 21, 2017 – 32ND CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL FINE ART COMPETITION
Break out and elevate your artist career! Gain exposure on the international stage! Once again, it’s time for the prestigious 32nd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. The selected artists of this prominent contest will be awarded prizes designed to boost their careers and significantly increase their audience. Enter February 1–21, 2017. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2kjhNVA OR [email protected]

February 22, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES AVERAGE ART 8
AVERAGE ART IS AN INDUSTRY FOCUSED ART MAGAZINE. OUR GOAL IS TO DRAW ATTENTION TO SELF REPRESENTING ARTISTS. WE ARE NOW TAKING ENTRIES FOR THE FEBRUARY EDITION OF AVERAGE ART MAGAZINE. BRIEF: SEND US A LARGE DIGITAL IMAGE OF YOUR WORK. ALSO SEND US ANY INFORMATION YOU THINK IS RELEVANT. ANY TEXT NEEDS TO BE KEPT BRIEF AS WE GET HUNDREDS OF SUBMISSIONS. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2jhW7Wt OR [email protected]

February 24, 2017 – CALL FOR ARTISTS: BIG IDEAS
BIG IDEAS in SMALL PACKAGES – 2017 Maximum size up to 16” in any direction. We wish to present a large variety of themes and techniques including experimental work in 2 and 3 dimensions for wall or pedestal. We will display a maximum of four works per artist. THERE IS NO SUBMISSION FEE. There will be an installation fee of $25 per selected work and a 35% commission for works sold. No Entry Fee. Details: 914-375-5100 OR http://bluedoorartcenter.org/submissions/big-ideas-small-packages-2017 OR [email protected]

February 28, 2017 – FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO GET EXHIBITED & HOW TO WRITE BETTER
A Free Online webinar teaching methods to find galleries to exhibit in and how to approach them as well as how to write a better Artist Statement and Bio. All those who register for the webinar get a free booklet right away on how one artist got invited to the Whitney Biennial. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/2iyfuco

February 28, 2017 – RHS PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2017
RHS Photographic Competition want to inspire young and old alike to get outdoors with a camera and record how enriching and inspiring gardens and plants can be. Amateur and professional photographers can enter the updated competition. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2dz6iVt

February 28, 2017 – NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS MIDWEST COMPETITION
We sponsor six juried competitions per year. The forty winners of each competition receive a four-page, full-color spread in New American Paintings. Five of the annual competitions focus on geographic regions, and the sixth is only open to current Masters of Fine Arts candidates who are attending schools based in the United States, and current year graduates. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1T8JsnW

March 02, 2017 – 19TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT COMPETITION
The International Portrait Competition showcases the finest in portraiture and figurative art today. The competition is open to all artists and the top twenty finalists are required to exhibit their original artwork and be present at The Art of the Portrait conference in Atlanta, GA, April 20-23, 2017. Over $102,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded. Entry fee of $45 covers up to 3 submissions. Entry Fee. Details: 850-878-9996 OR http://bitly.com/2jkmQl6 OR [email protected]

March 03, 2017 – STARTS PRIZE 2017 OPEN CALL
Two prizes (each €20,000), are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation. No Entry Fee. Details: http://starts-prize.aec.at/en OR [email protected]

March 05, 2017 – CALL FOR ARTISTS: WIDE OPEN 8
Announcing the 8th annual national juried art show at BWAC, Wide Open 8. Our juror is Cara Manes, Curatorial Asst., Dept. of Painting & Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. $3000 in cash prizes will be awarded;includes $1000 Best in Show. Exhibit runs May 13 – June 18, 2017. This juried show looks to explore this idea of “wide open” in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/2gGKdn4 OR [email protected]

March 12, 2017 – CALL FOR ARTISTS: RECYCLE 2017
$3000 in cash prizes. Juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded and repurposed materials. We are seeking to exhibit sophisticated 2-D and 3-D art created in the re-use genre. Physical show in NYC. Entries must incorporate at least 50 percent of repurposed, recycled or reused materials. Juried once again by Harriet Taub is the Executive Director of Materials for the Arts. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/2fQP9Yk OR [email protected]

March 22, 2017 – CAMERA USA™ 2017: NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION & AWARD
Photographers residing in the USA are invited to submit 1 photograph of any subject taken in the USA after Jan. 1, 2013 for the 7th annual competition with exhibit in Naples, Florida from June 19 to Aug. 4. One $5,000 award. Winner will receive travel to attend reception and receive award on June 16, 2017. 3 distinguished jurors will review entries and nominate National Photography Award Winner. Entry Fee. Details: 239-262-6517 OR http://bit.ly/2ho2llS OR [email protected]

10th Annual Empty Bowls

The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Project takes place at Parkway Christian Center on Monday October 10th from 6–8 PM.

“Many people believe that hunger only affects a small sector in our community and don’t realize many people who struggle with hunger every day are, in fact, their neighbors.”

~ Ellen Johnson, Development Director at Options for Southern Oregon

2016 10th Annual Empty Bowls benefit event

WHEN:  Monday, October 10, 2016

WHERE: Parkway Christian Center, 229 NE Beacon Drive, Grants Pass, OR (across from Fred Meyer)

TICKETS:  Available at Options for Southern Oregon, 1215 SW ‘G’ Street, Grants Pass or purchase online at www.optionsonline.org. (click Events; then click on Empty Bowls link; scroll to bottom of page). Tickets are $25 each and should be purchased in advance.  Ticket price includes a beautiful handmade bowl to take home. There will also be a silent auction of unique pottery during the event.

FUNDRAISER BENEFICIARIES:  Options for Southern Oregon, Josephine County Food Bank, and the Gospel Rescue Mission. Proceeds will help children and families in our community access food.

CONTACT PERSON:  Ellen Johnson, Development Director at 476-2373 or email at [email protected]

Details

The 10th Annual Empty Bowls event in Grants Pass, Oregon will take place at Parkway Christian Center on Monday, October 10th from 6–8 p.m. Parkway Christian Center is located at 229 NE Beacon Drive in Grants Pass.  Guests choose a handcrafted bowl and are then served a bowl of soup and bread. The handmade bowl is theirs to take home as a reminder of hunger in our community. “Last year’s event was amazing.” says Ellen Johnson, Development Director for Options. “We like to sell tickets ahead of time so that we can plan ahead. We always plan for extra people who buy tickets at the door, but we set up at least a half dozen more tables over and above that last year. The community support is always so fabulous!” Johnson also says that this year entry into the event will be reorganized so avoid long lines and waiting.

“Our agencies provide a vital source of hope and support for so many of the vulnerable people in our community,” says Options Executive Director, Karla McCafferty.

Event Mission and Beneficiaries

Options collaborates with the Josephine County Food Bank and the Gospel Rescue Mission to host the annual Empty Bowls event.  The three agencies see a great need to provide food and access to food for an increasing number of people in our community, especially children and their families.  All three agencies have long been community partners in addressing poverty and hunger issues in our community.

Josephine County is one of the most food insecure counties in all of Oregon. The unemployment rate and the level of poverty our County is still high compared to state and national statistics.   “Many people believe that hunger only affects a small sector in our community and don’t realize many people who struggle with hunger every day are, in fact, their neighbors,” says Ellen Johnson, Development Director at Options for Southern Oregon.

Parkway Christian Center Pastor, Dennis Webber, says that the Empty Bowls Project is core to the values we all live by that bring joy and meaning to life. “People doing things together is better than doing it alone. It is an opportunity for us to partner with the greater community who have life challenges,” says Webber.

Event Contributors

“We so appreciate our local restaurants who donate gourmet soups and homemade bread for this special night,” says Johnson. “This is a night to honor those in need in our community.  If you can’t attend, please consider making a donation or purchase a ticket so that a client might attend.” Casa Amiga, The Laughing Clam, Rosso’s Trattoria, The Bohemian, Twisted Cork, Wild River Pizza and Ma Mosa’s are a few of the soup contributors to this year’s Empty Bowls.

Clayfolk and other local artists are joining together to make bowls for this year’s event. “This is the most powerful event that Options does.” says Ellen Johnson, Development Director for Options. “Food and housing are issues our community needs to address.” Options is Josephine County’s Community Mental Health Program. The nonprofit agency annually serves more than 4,000 children, adults and families in our community.

This year’s event sponsors are J. D. Fulwiler Insurance Company, Bank of the Cascades, AllCare CCO, PrimaryHealth CCO, and Banner Bank.  Please join us at the annual Empty Bowls event and help alleviate food insecurity in Josephine County. Our local event is an opportunity to discuss food and hunger in our community.  Learn more about how to keep our community healthy.

“Our agencies provide a vital source of hope and support for so many of the vulnerable people in our community,” says Options Executive Director, Karla McCafferty.

Fall Class Lineup, Call to Artists and Benefit Event Update – Rogue Gallery

Fall Class Lineup, Call to Artists and Benefit Event Update

ROGUE GALLERY’S ANNUAL AUCTION, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24

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Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:00 pm at
RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford

Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour followed by
Dinner & Live Auction

Dinner prepared by Jacksonville Inn
Menu
Hors d’Oeuvres & Fresh Baked Bread and Butter
Salad
Fresh Peach and Walnut Salad
Fresh Local Roxyann Peaches With Candied Walnuts, Bleu Cheese, Mandarin Oranges and Fresh Apple-Walnut, Dressing
Basil
Main Course
Pomegranate Glazed Chicken
Herb Marinated and Grilled Chicken Breast with home made Pomegranate Glaze
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Platons Spanakopittas
Spinach pie made with layers of phyllo and a filling of seasoned spinach, onions, feta cheese
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Pearl Couscous Salad
Israeli Style with Mint, Cucumber, Italian Parsley,
Citrus and Basil
Dessert
Fresh Berry Shortcake
Chefs Choices Fresh Local Berries Served in Glass with Vanilla Whipped Cream — in Champagne Shell

Serving RoxyAnn Wine

Music by the Bathtub Gin Serenaders

$65 Per Person

Tickets available HERE>>

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR ROGUE GALLERY AUCTION EXHIBIT

Le Moulin Rogue, 2016 Annual Auction:
Members’ Art Exhibit

Drop-off Friday, September 9
The Rogue Gallery’s 2016 Annual Auction is Saturday, September 24th. Our annual fall benefit auction is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. It is also a fun filled evening with dinner prepared by Jacksonville Inn, RoxyAnn Wine, and live music performed by the Bathtub Gin Serenaders. Tickets for the event are $65 per person and are available at roguegallery.org/upcomingevents or in person at the gallery.

This year the evening will include a non-juried themed art show. We are inviting Rogue Gallery members to submit up to three works of art for the exhibit based on the Paris inspired theme of Le Moulin Rouge. The exhibit will be on display for several weeks at the gallery and will travel to RoxyAnn for the auction evening.  Artists do not have to attend the auction to be part of the exhibit, but are encouraged to join us for this fun event!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Current member of the Rogue Gallery
  • Art relates to the theme of Le Moulin Rouge or Paris; work to be framed and ready to hang.
  • Drop-off artwork during gallery hours on Friday, September 9th or Saturday, September 10th.
  • Pick up artwork during gallery hours on Tuesday, September 27th or Wednesday, September 28th.
  • Artwork must be for sale (artist receives 60% of artist’s sale price).

NEW FALL CLASSES IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

art_materials We have fantastic classes for every artist this fall.

Rogue Studio Life Drawing sessions are back along with a wonderful collage workshop, pastels and more! For the kids we have our Young Artists’ Studio starting in October, where they will discover the world of endless creativity.

For information about adult art classes,
visit roguegallery.org/adult_classes.html

For information about youth art classes,
visit http://roguegallery.org/art_kids.html

Register here>>