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Save the Date! Southern Oregon Society of Artists 2018 Awards Banquet

Southern Oregon Society of Artists 2018 Awards Banquet

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 11:00 am

Rogue Regency Inn, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford

2018 SOSA Awards Banquet

Please consider joining us for a wonderful afternoon of art and conversation.

If any of you would be willing to donate items for our Silent Auction or Raffle we would be delighted.  Proceeds are donated to students in the Life Art program.

BJ Mathis, SOSA Treasurer, 520-471-5046

Woman Made June 2018 Call for Art

21st International Open

Exhibition Dates: August 17 – September 8, 2018

Final Entry Due Date: June 15 , 2018

Juror: Nia Pushkarova

Prizes Awarded:  Best of Show $500 / 2nd Place $250 / 3rd Place $100.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submitCall for Art for all female identified artists worldwide to submit artwork for this open exhibition. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is 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: Nia Pushkarova

Nia Pushkarova is a multimedia artist and curator. She graduated with a Fine Art degree from the University of Reading, England in 1995, receiving a Kodak award upon her graduation. She is the founder and director of NGO IME since 2004, responsible for organizing Water Tower Art Fest in Sofia, Bulgaria. Pushkarova is part of Artist Initiative Network since 2014, and cofounder and  member of the Bulgarian Festival Association. She participated internationally, both as an artist and organizer, including in the 2017 Nakanojo Biennale, Japan; at EFFE Festival Academy, Atelier for young festival managers, Chiang in 2016; at Parabiosis 3, ”Communication and Co-Existence,” Chongqing, China; and in Mexico, Coahuila “Raya En El Agua.”

In her work, Pushkarova deals with issues related to feminism, localism, and geopolitics, while connecting conceptual and political oriented practice with moments of the autobiographical and poetic. She lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria. For more information visit:   http://nia.watertowerartfest.com

Banner Image: Performance by Nia Pushkarova

Language of the Voiceless
Art Inspired by, and in Memoriam to Artist Nancy Hild
Exhibition Dates: September 28 – October 20, 2018
Entry Due Date: July 15 , 2018
Juror: Jeramy Turner

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Nancy’s world was one of secrets: secret symbolism, hidden drawers, compartments within compartments, an anger and intense strength that was shielded behind floral arrangements, chicken feathers, pug dogs, and a gently scathing humor….but upon closer scrutiny these pleasantries were often plastic.  Blow up toys, easily punctured, and vulnerable in their inertness.

Nancy exposed her anger at a world that trampled upon women and animals with equal nonchalance, and she did so by creating a silent language of detail and quietude, submerging her figures in the silence of black velvet encasement.

In homage to this otherworldly artist, Woman Made Gallery is asking for art that emotes that which cannot be put into words: women’s anger, women’s sadness, women speaking to each other in tongues only they can understand.  And animals, as representations of vulnerability and simultaneous resilience.  This is a call for art of emotion, above all…..a call for the expression of voicelessness

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: Jeramy Turner

Jeramy Turner’s primary concern has been for many years the use of art and film to expand consciousness and foment the questioning everything. She wants art to shatter complacency, to disturb and delight viewers and to send them home with a new way of seeing the world.

Turner is a self-taught artist, whose paintings are most often depictions of capitalists’ vulnerability.  She has also a long history of running alternative cinemas, mostly in Chicago. She established the international radical feminist art collective, “SisterSerpents” in 1989, which Jesse Helmes decried as a “hate group” against unborn children. Turner has taught and lectured on the conjuncture of political involvement in art and feminism at numerous universities and institutions in the US (Chicago, Boulder, Jersey City,Cornell).  Her work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, Vienna, Stockholm, Hamburg, Bergen, Norway, and at many alternative and university galleries throughout the US.  Her work is represented in Vienna with Treadwell Galerie, and in New York with Limner Gallery. View Jeramy Turner’s work here: www.jeramyturner.com.

Image: Artwork by Nancy Hild

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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.

More Americans Able To Benefit From Arts

Americans for the Arts - Arts Action Fund
              

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Dear Arts Advocate,

Earlier today, the full U.S House Appropriations Committee voted to approve last month’s Interior Subcommittee vote to increase funding by $2 million each to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), bringing them up to $155 million for FY 2019. New Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chair Chellie Pingree (D-ME) was also successful in adding the following report language to the arts funding bill:

“The Committee acknowledges and appreciates decades of arts and humanities advocacy by the late Rep. Louise M. Slaughter. In her memory, the Committee encourages NEA and NEH to expand grant-making activities in a manner that honors her advocacy, especially in rural and under-served areas, so more Americans are able to benefit from the economic, social, and educational impacts of the arts and humanities.”

Next, the bill will move on to be reviewed and voted on by the U.S. Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. As the bill moves to the Senate, we have invited three grassroots arts leaders to “Fly-In” from Missouri, Montana and West Virginia to meet with their Senators and advocate for this increased funding bill. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Steve Daines (R-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), are all members of the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. We hope this advocacy strategy will continue to be effective throughout the appropriations process.

Help us keep pressure on the Senate and provide support to pro-arts leaders by contributing to our Campaign to Increase Funding for the Arts in America.

Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Executive Director

P.S. Thank you for your support. Please keep checking back to our blog post for more information. We’ll be posting a detailed table of the FY’19 House and Senate appropriation allocations for each of the federal cultural agencies.

 

Take action now!

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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