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

Ashland student named Oregon’s Poetry Out Loud champion

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

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

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

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

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

Wendy Red Star exhibits in Governor’s Office 

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

Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society.

Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, her work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts and performance.

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

 

Grant alert!

FY2017 Arts Build Communities awards announced

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

43 artists receive Career Opportunity Grants

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

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

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

Agnieszka Laska receives Joan Shipely Award

Agnieszka Laska

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Arts Learning Grants: June 1

Words in Red Art Exhibition

Masterpiece Christina Fine Arts Foundation logo and header image

Never were or will there be again
words like  His…

Words in Red logo for the art exhibition presented by Masterpiece christian Fine Arts Foundation in 2017
The Direct, Uncensored, Provocative Words of Jesus

45+ Paintings and sculptures
19 artists  :   7 Cities

Experience a gallery of inspirational,  soul-enriching fine art in Portland.  Works by 19 contemporary artists from across the country including Ron DiCianni, Tim Botts, Chris Hopkins, Michael Dudash, Frank Ordaz, Glenn Harrington, Mick McGinty, Dan Chen, Melanie Cardinal and more

March 23 – 26th
Lakewood Center for the Arts – Lake Oswego, Oregon
Thurs.,  March 23rd
Opening gala event at  7 pm
$10  Advanced gala tickets online/ $12 at the door
Friday,  Sat. & Sunday admission  is free
Fri., Sat  10- 8 pm,  Sun. 12 – 4

And at
Concordia University Library
April 3rd – 30th.
April 9th – Reception 2 – 4:00 p.m. (free)
Guided Tours available for groups call 503-493-6370
Admission is free
For more information see www.mcfineartsfoundation.org or call 541-601-7496

 

Coming soon to:
Eugene May 5 – 27th at Pacific Rim Gallery
Ashland July 1 – 23rd – Rogue Coworks

And experience the Music!
Listen now to the cinematic-esque original music score for the Words in Red exhibit by international composer Willem Van Wyk

Sanctus takes you on an imaginative journey with a blend of fusion and ethnic world/folk music, rich with haunting vocals (Clara Sorace, Celica Soldream and Victor Sordo) and orchestral grandeur that speaks to the heart. Inspired by the Words of Christ, these musical tracks accompany the Words In Red. Listen now!   And use coupon code: wordsinred and proceeds from the CD sales will help the travels of the Words in Red exhibit on its tour

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

February 8 2017  artblast Celtic celebration
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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Sumi Calligraphy and Painting Workshop with Yuming Zhu

Sumi Calligraphy and Painting Workshop with Yuming Zhu

Sunday, February 19th, 2017, 9:30am– 3:30pm

Central Art Classroom

Fee $85.00Sumi Calligraphy and Painting Workshop with Yuming Zhu  Sunday, February 19th, 2017, Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

“A Hint of Spring of Oregon” One-day Sumi Painting Workshop

Welcome the coming of Spring!

This workshop will concentrate energetic strokes and create paintings of early greens in Sumi style. We will use sumi ink to paint on Sprinkle Gold paper, to interpret flowers in Sumi style. The fusion of western and Eastern techniques is encouraged. Photos of local blooming and live flowers, branches are welcome. Please for repeating students, bring your sketch screen books and we will transfer sketch to paintings.

This workshop welcomes beginning and professional artists. We will work a lot on individual base. Painters new to sumi-e, and those experienced in East Asian watercolor painting will be introduced and encouraged to look at the “World” in a different artistic perspective. There will be demos, exercises, and one-on-one attention.

Philosophy and brief history of Chinese and Asian art and usage of Chops will be discussed in the workshop.

Bring a bag lunch. Pre-registration required, seating is limited. Call 541-773-1444 or come in to Central Art to reserve your spot.

 
About the Artist
Sumi Calligraphy and Painting Workshop with Yuming Zhu  Sunday, February 19th, 2017, Central Art Supply, Medford, OregonYuming Zhu is a very passionate and well-known artist in the Greater Seattle area. Sumi/Chinese Watercolor, Oil and Pastel are the mediums Yuming loves to express himself with. Yuming was interviewed by Art Business News magazine [refer to article “Simply Sumi-E: Capturing Nature with Sumi-e Master Yuming Zhu”]. He participated in the “Five Thoughts of Asian Art” program that was offered through the Seattle Art Museum and KCTS Channel 9. He continues teaching sumi painting and calligraphy at community colleges, art centers in the Greater Seattle area and nation-wide. Also he shows his artworks at galleries. To view his work: www.yumingfineart.com.

When She Dies, You Too Will Die

Christine Babic: When She Dies, You Too Will Die

On view December 1-23, 2016When She Dies, You Too Will Die : Debut Solo Exhibition of works by Christine Babic

“When She Dies, You Too Will Die” is Christine Babic’s first solo show in Seattle. After receiving the CoCA “Un-Contained” residency Christine felt an overwhelming responsibility to drive 17 hours to Cannonball, North Dakota, and protest in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. As a member of the Chugach-Sugpiaq Tribe, Christine grew up in the midst of the Exxon Valdez disaster where she bore witness to the rampant destruction of Native lands and resources. “When She Dies, You Too Will Die,” is a love letter inspired by the devastating and unspoken history of colonization written to every victim of “The American Genocide of the Native” long dead, and a call to arms for those generations of survivors beaten and exhausted. “When She Dies, You Too Will Die,” silently and poignantly screams out that we will not be displaced again, we will not be assimilated, our culture will not be drowned in your pools of oil and blood.


“Some day the earth will weep, she will beg for her life, she will cry with tears of blood. You will make a choice if you will help her or let her die, and when she dies you too will die.”


~John Hollow Horn
, Oglala Sioux

Artist Bio:


Christine Babic was born in Cordova, Alaska and is a member of the Chugach Suqpiaq tribe. Growing up, she participated in a variety of traditional practices focusing on skin sewing and dance. This led her to attend Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she focused on creating her own vocabulary and methodology surrounding Contemporary Indigenous Art. Most recently, Christine travelled from Seattle to Cannonball, North Dakota on the Standing Rock Reservation to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
We hope you can join us on Thursday, December 1 from 6-9pm, for the opening reception for Christine Babic’s first solo exhibition, “When She Dies, You Too Will Die.”

Title: When She Dies, You Too Will Die


Location: CoCA Gallery 114 3rd Ave South, Seattle WA 98104

Dates: December 1st- 26th

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6-9pm

Part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm, or by appointment.

Contact [email protected] for more information

Celebrating Our 35th Anniversary

Robert Ernst Marx: Considering the Voluntary Absence of God
On View November 3-27, 2016
114 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104,
Tashiro Kaplan Building

Christine Babic: When She Dies, You Too Will Die
Opening Reception, Thursday, December 1, 6-9pm
On View: December 1-23, 2016
114 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Tashiro Kaplan Building

*Visit the CoCA Digital Archive 1981-2016

Judy Morris Cuba Talk

 

I’ve been to CUBA! Let me share my impressions about the architecture, the people and the art scene along the streets and in the galleries of this unique country. You will see some of my favorite photos that I’m certain will inspire several future “Cuban” paintings. I will talk about working with these photo references and explain my personal process of turning a photo into a painting. Bring your curiosity and questions.
Sponsored by: ART du Jour Gallery, Medford, Oregon
Date: October 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm
Lecture Location: Adams Room at the Medford Public Library
Thank You for your $20 donation to the ART du Jour Gallery.
Reception following the Lecture at the ART du Jour Gallery from 3 to 4 pm, 213 E. Main Street, Medford, Oregon.
For more information contact: Mildred Clarke… [email protected]

May World Art Classes at Kindred Spirits – Indonesian Elephant Rattle

May World Art Classes at Kindred Spirits

with Cathy Dorris

Indonesian elephant Rattle, next workshop at Kindred Spirits withCathy dorris, Talent, Oregon, May 2016

Indonesian Elephant Rattle

4-5 inch round shaker

(a mixed media sculpture with clay)

A two part class:  Wednesday, May 4th and Wednesday, May 11th
Time:  6-9 PM
Cost: $45 includes both classes, all materials and one beverage of choice
To Register:  E-mail me, call or text me (541-821-0651) or register at Kindred Spirits (hours- Tues-Thurs 4-9, Fri. 4-11, Sat 1-6)
106 Talent Ave. Talent, OR

I will be starting art workshops on Saturdays and weekend retreats.  Stay tuned!

JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders

JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders art exhibition, center on contemporary art, seattle, washington, may 2016Center on Contemporary Art presents “JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders”

Politically Charged Art Exhibition Challenges Socio Political Borders

Seattle, WA: From May 5 – 28, 2016 CoCA presents “JuárezX, Dragged Across Borders,” co-curated by Joseph C. Roberts and Peter Bill.  The exhibit presents work by undocumented immigrants and artists from Juarez, Mexico to explore the intersection of race, class, and migrant status at the US and Mexico border.  Simultaneously, the exhibit presents readings and interactive workshops that invite visitors to consider social norms, or borders, created around gender and sexuality.  CoCA is proud to present an exhibition and support artists that dissolve boundaries and invite visitors to question borders as places that allow fixed notions of identity to bend, stretch, and even disappear.
The exhibit features work by artists from Juárez, Mexico who have literally and conceptually been “dragged” across borders. Yorch Otte, an urban muralist, serigrapher and leader of the Art Collective “Rezizte”, presents graffiti art on panel depicting life on the border. Gabriela Hernandez, an undocumented Seaburry Fellow and New Mexico Highlands University alum, features a series of 6’x3’ banners that represent struggles of LGBTQ and undocumented people. Mario Romero juxtaposes topics of the occult, scientific and astronomical with the border. Pulsoans Ans, graffiti artist and ANS Art Gallery owner, commands spray paint canisters to produce pieces that play with the idea of life and death as they apply to the identities in the margins. Peter Bill, Assistant Professor of New Media at Western New Mexico University, and Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba, Associate Professor of Queer & Border Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, documented their projections of guerrilla video texts onto the streets of Ciudad Juarez. Sarita Corderito adds witty political commentary and tasty painting/collage chops to the mix.
Special presentations include Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba, PhD’s reading from his work “Aesthetics and Politics of the US-Mexico Border urban art,” at 7pm during Pioneer Square artwalk on May 5.  At Noon on Friday, May 6, Gabriela Hernandez will present Jotería Undocumented Workshop, a participatory workshop exploring gender identity and immigration. CoCA is able to bring this important conversation to Seattle audiences and acknowledge LGBTQ individuals in the fight for immigration rights with the support from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture.

Exhibition opens May 5 and runs through May 28 at CoCA PS35, 106 Cherry St., Seattle, WA. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 1-7pm.

Travel the World with Art – The Hamsa Hand

 Kindred Spirits logo Travel the World with Art

Hands on Art and Wine experience with Cathy Dorris

Cathy Dorris - Kindred Spirits - Hamsa Hand
The Hamsa Hand
Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia
Represents Patience, Loyalty and Faith

This is another two part class. Wednesday, April 6th from 6-9 and finishes on Wednesday, April 13th from 6-9.  All materials are provided.  Cost is $45 which includes a first beverage of your choice.  Register by e-mail,  at Kindred Spirits (hours 4-9 Tues-Sat), or by call or texting Cathy at 541-821-0651.

Kindred Spirits

106 Talent Ave.

Talent, OR

Travel the World with Art!

Travel the World with Art: Kindred Spirits logo

Travel the World with Art!

Hands on Art and Wine Experience with Cathy Dorris

Japanese Kimono Paper Sculpture
Approx. 24′ wide x 18 ” high

Travel the World with Art! The next project in this series of classes is a Japanese Kimono Paper Sculpture. This two part class takes place this Wednesday, March 23 from 6-9 and Wednesday, March 30 from 6-9. All materials are provided.

Cost: $45 which includes first beverage of choice.

Register by e-mail, at Kindred Spirits (hrs. 4-9), or calling 541-821-0651.

Location:  Kindred Spirits, 106 Talent Ave., Talent.

Travel the World with Art: Japanese Paper Kimono wall hanging