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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]

Natural Earth Paint News August 2016

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ARTIST HIGHLIGHT: Eco Artist and Survivor Finds Love through Earth Art

 

 

Eco artist, Pamela Hoke, has been on an artistic journey for many years to express nature as love through her writing and art.  She wrote the book “Natural Self Discovery,” and is currently creating a revised edition, which describes her recent move to the Pacific Northwest, her recent challenge with breast cancer, and a shift to Natural Earth Paints as her new medium. Her quest to discover a more earth-friendly and body-friendly art medium came about after she received two emergency grants from The Gottleib Foundation and The Haven Foundation. After surviving the worst part of her breast cancer experience, these grants helped empower her to invest in creating her entire paint inventory with Natural Earth Pigments, as it allowed her to have one paint source through which to mix in all her favorite mediums – oil, acrylic or watercolor.

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 Natural Earth Paints Eco Friendly Artist Interview : Laura Zepeda
Laura Zepeda is an inspirational earth artist. She has completely invented her own tools, supplies and techniques using roughly crushed earth and minerals to make “paintings” that literally glow like a gemstone. Here is her description of this interesting process.

NATURAL EARTH PAINTS ECO FRIENDLY ARTIST FOCUS: LAURA ZEPEDA

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Mica Moon Reflections, by Laura Zepeda

I have no idea what I’m doing but a thousand ways to do it: I’m equal parts Artist and Mad Scientist. I’m making this up as I go along. I am not only creating art, but also the tools and materials I use to make it. I’ve spent sixteen years collecting and preparing colorful mineral samples to use as a rough pigment for highly textured paintings on canvas with surprising natural color, made using a variety of acrylic gel mediums. It is unlike any other art medium I’ve used: its unusual challenges have led to the invention of strange tools and equipment, mostly from an oddball assortment of found objects, repurposed household items, and packaging scraps that could qualify me for an episode of Hoarders. Brushes are of limited use: fine grains of mineral sand will ruin the bristles, so I got creative. Obsessed, really: I’m fully aware of how strange it is.

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Is that a pot of soup on the stove? Better ask: maybe I’m boiling some beach sand. Is she casting a spell? Why is there sparkly dust everywhere? I’m just using my granite mortar and pestle to grind mica, and sifting it with water, a baby medicine dropper, and a wire strainer to separate different size grains of my favorite glittery mineral.

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Gemstone Evening, by Laura Zepeda

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“One Artist Changes His Art & Saves His Life” Interview, Video and Discount Codes!

“One Artist Changes His Art & Saves His Life” Interview, Video and Discount Codes from the Studio of Leah Fanning Mebane and Natural Earth Paints

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Artist Inger Jorgenson, uses Eco-Solve to create beautiful drip effects.

ARTIST FOCUS: ROBERTO PARADA

One Artist Changes His Art and Saves His Life

Artist Roberto Parada

Artist Roberto Parada

Note from the Author: Natural Earth Paint sent Roberto a complimentary bottle of Eco-Solve to try after hearing of his health troubles. We look forward to hearing his feedback!!
Roberto Parada is an internationally known oil painter and illustrator, having been published in Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, ESPN The Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and Huffington Post. Few people know that his art process came close to ending his life in 2004. I had the honor of interviewing him about his journey in discovering which of his art supplies were literally killing him, how it happened and what he did to change his process while continuing to paint very high quality, archival and professional paintings.
Were you ever taught about the toxicity in art supplies in art school?

I went to a very prestigious art school in the late 80’s and early 90’s and was never taught about any hazards in art supplies by my painting and illustration teachers. I did have one sculpture teacher who adamantly forbade the use of fixatives, solvents and chemicals because he had gotten lymphoma from the use of those chemicals. He never really explained why we shouldn’t use them but just told us not use them in his classroom. My painting teachers all used toxic materials themselves and probably just didn’t know the health risks involved.

What was your painting technique throughout your school years and career?

I have always been an oil painter and I’m guilty of never wearing gloves or having adequate ventilation or even thinking that I should. Noone ever taught me the risks and on the warning labels on paint thinners I only saw warnings about difficulty breathing and respiratory issues. There was nothing about the fact that it can get into your bloodstream and cause death risks. The warnings are very ambiguous and limited considering the fact that I can list 5 different types of cancer that come from paint thinners. For example, 3 kinds of leukemia AML, ALL, CLL,  and Multiple Myeloma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. I also used all of the heavy metal based paints – cadmiums and cobalts – and didn’t think much about it. In the 90’s the “Odorless Mineral Spirits” came onto the market and we all thought that this was a healthier alternative. Now I know that Odorless mineral spirits still have petroleum based distillates and benzene which is exactly what brought about my illness.

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Earth Art Show with Leah Mebane May 7

Leah Fanning Mebane’s 

Earth Art Show 
Saturday, May 7th 3-5 pm
 
4pm Artist Talk and Q&A
At Edenvale’s Enoteca on the Plaza (upstairs)
17 N. Main St. Ashland
FREE Wine Tasting & Appetizers
 
Stop by and say Hi, Sip, Munch and enjoy the great view of the mountains and downtown. 
 
This is my first art show in 6 years and I’m so excited to bring my paintings back into the world! They were all made with natural, hand-made oil paints on organic cotton canvas. Hope to see you there!
 
Earth Art Show with Leah Mebane, Saturday May 7, 2016, 3–5pm, ashland, oregon

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Art & Ideas Discussion at The Ark on April 13

Art & Ideas Discussion at The Ark

Art & Ideas Discussion at The Ark : The Earth Bridge, Monotype Print by Catie Faryl

The Earth Bridge, Monotype Print by Catie Faryl

To kick off an art & ideas discussion at The Ark, Catie Faryl invites you to her presentation of “A View from 2050,” a brief back-cast narrative history envisioning how we get from now to the year 2050.  This is a continuation of Faryl’s art exhibit called “Bridges to 2020,” which focused on ancient and new technologies and concepts as solutions to present and looming issues.  Some art from that show will also be on display as a catalyst for a group discussion to follow the slide show. Join Catie on Wednesday, April 13th, 7 pm at The Ark, 1050 Benson Way in Ashland, Oregon.

For more information please call Catie at 541 535-1854 or contact Mayana at [email protected]

Art & Ideas Discussion at The Ark : The Bridge, Monotype Print from the "Daily Toast" series by artist Catie Faryl.

Monotype Print from the “Daily Toast” series by artist Catie Faryl.

Free Carbon Footprint Reduction Class

Free Carbon Footprint Reduction Class

Southern Oregon Artists Resource artist member and prolific activist artist Catie Faryl announces a series of 5 biweekly classes beginning February 11, 2016 with information about how individuals and families can reduce their carbon footprints. The classes are free and sponsored by the Southern Oregon Climate Action Now.

We don’t have to wait for the large corporations and/or governments to eventually start significant reductions.  We, as residents of the planet Earth, can start NOW through our own individual actions.  The more of us who participate in this, the better and faster will we make the needed changes to reduce the rate of increasing temperatures and thus save the earth’s ecosystem and all its members. ~ Catie Faryl

HOW WE CAN ALL HELP REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING

According to the conclusions of 97% of the qualified scientists addressing the impact of global warming on the planet Earth, the consequences of not rapidly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions are going to be disastrous.  Although it is not common knowledge, we as individuals can help reduce the rate of warming, thus allowing more time for the largest contributors to take significant actions before we reach the tipping point, after which it will be impossible to prevent the anticipated terrible changes.

We can reduce our Carbon Footprint (CF) by taking actions relating to our own creation of greenhouse gas emissions.  The CF is a measure of the amount of carbon we individually produce through our actions as an individual or as a family.  Carbon is a key factor in the production of greenhouse gases, which in turn act to keep heat derived from solar radiation trapped within our atmosphere around the Earth.

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now is creating a sequence of free Carbon Footprint Reduction classes, the first of which takes place on February 11th in the Naversen Room at the Jacksonville Library from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Related classes will be held there on February 25, March 10 and 31 and April 14.  These classes will inform you of the causes and solutions of global warming resulting from our collective actions.  We’ll learn how to use the online Oregon CF calculator and we will investigate the many techniques we can use to reduce our individual and family CF.  We will all share our techniques so that we all can learn from the actions of our neighbors in the Rogue Valley.

We will consider the many actions each of us take and evaluate their carbon production impacts.  We will discuss and analyze our uses of various energy sources, such as electricity, natural gas, liquid fuels, etc. We will consider actions such as driving to work or flying to a vacation resort or heating our homes and the many more things we do that we can modify to help reduce our Carbon Footprints.

The five classes in our sequence will include contributions by local experts in various CF reduction techniques.  They will be able to help us in many different ways and answer specific questions related to their presentations.  Our organizer is Seldom, a former aerospace engineer who utilizes local solar energy. He can be contacted at [email protected]

In conclusion we will share our planned actions to reduce our Carbon Footprints so that all of us in the class will know and understand the great impact that we as a group can make on carbon reduction in our local environment.  Our hope is that this sequence of classes is just the first step in creating a huge impact from our repetition of many more classes in the Rogue Valley.

Free Carbon Footprint Reduction Class on how individuals and families can reduce their carbon footprint, facilitated by artist Catie Faryl, at the Naversen Room in the Jacksonville Oregon Public Library

 

Call to Artists – 2015 Nature & Art Festival

Rusk Ranch Nature Center Announces Call to Artists

For the 2015 Nature and Art Festival

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Call to Artists - 2015 Nature and Art Festival, Cave Junction, Oregon

Event Announcements from Silk Artist Judy Elliott

Judy Elliott announces upcoming events where her work will be on display

Judy, a Grants Pass artist and SOAR member who creates handpainted silk art, has found a new focus in the subjects of her work over the past two years. Having grown up in Hawaii with a father who not only helped develop her eye for design and color but encouraged a healthy lifestyle with respect for Nature, she has been creating activist art works with subjects as diverse as endangered marine life and native Oregon wildflowers with bees. Pictured above are a few of her new works, including pieces from her Save Our Oceans and Save Our Bees collections. Please plan to attend one or more of the following events to view her silk art pieces, handpainted scarves, greeting cards, and handmade kimonos.

Gallery One, Grants Pass:

On First Friday, May 1st, beginning at 6:00pm Judy Elliott will demonstrate hand-painting silk, using dye. Her paintings are a reflection of her love of nature in all forms, with an emphasis on its protection. Her paintings can be viewed at the gallery, Tuesday through Friday from 10am – 5pm, and on Saturday from 11am – 5pm.

Brian Scott Gallery, Brookings:

During the months of April and May, Judy Elliott will have a display of her silk paintings showing Oregon wildflowers, insects and birds. Hand-made greeting cards are available as well. You can visit the gallery Tuesday through Saturday, from 11am – 5pm.

Bloomsbury Coffee Shop (upstairs), Ashland:

Beginning May 1st through 31st, Judy Elliott will have her hand-painted silk wall hangings on display, depicting Hawaiian flowers, birds and papayas! You can visit the coffee shop Monday through Friday 8:30 – 5, Saturday 9 – 5 and Sunday 10 – 5.

Southern Oregon Guild, Kerby:

From May 13th through August 7th, Judy Elliott will have her hand-painted silk wall hangings on display, with the theme of “Inspired by Nature.” Her emphasis will be on protecting our rivers and streams, and will feature Oregon birds and salmon. The gallery’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10am – 4pm. There will be a special reception on Sunday, May 17th, from 2 – 4pm, with a music, wine, food and $5.00 admission fee.

Natural Earth Paint Spring News

Spring News: DIY Art Supplies Recipes & New Products

natural and nontoxic printmaking ink diy recipe
I recently met a local artist/ printmaker, Shannon Yost, and asked her if she’s ever made non-toxic printmaking ink (because I know it’s very hard to find). To my delight and surprise she had actually studied with visiting Japanese Master Printmakers and learned a very ancient and little-known technique called the Moku Hanga technique of making your own inks. This ancient recipe has always used all non-toxic ingredients and we had fun including natural earth pigments in the mix! This ink is for wood block prints but can also be used for linoleum cuts and mono prints.

materials needed to make nontoxic printmaker's ink at home

Materials Needed:  Rice Paste (Nori), Natural Earth Pigments, Magnesium Carbonate -optional, Alcohol (Gin is best) – optional (makes ink more archival and durable)

Tools Needed: roller or soft brush, palette, small container, metal paint spatula
Find Step-by-Step Instructions HERE

NEW!

The Complete Eco-friendly

Artists Oil Paint Kit

new natural earth paints, set now comes with 10 pigments, a 4 oz jar of refined walnut oil, 4 oz jar of eco-solve, a new product, mixing instructiosn and a guide to using earth paints

We’re excited to introduce our newest product after many customer requests for a more complete oil paint kit. $44.95This kit contains:

  • Ten natural earth & mineral pigments in 2 oz. packets:  venetian red, orange ochre, yellow ochre, terre verte, ultramarine blue, ultramarine purple, black ochre, burnt sienna, titanium white rutile and burnt umber.
  • 4 oz. jar of refined walnut oil.
  • 4 oz. jar of Eco Solve: non-toxic and plant-based paint thinner/ brush cleaner.
  • Eco Oil Painting Guide & Mixing Instructions

Paint like the Old Masters with these 100% pure and natural earth and mineral oil paints. These naturally non-toxic paints create the most archival, UV resistant, durable and radiant paints available today. 
This kit includes top-quality pigments, sustainably harvested from around the world. Each has been carefully ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to each pigment. They provide a texture, radiance, and subtlety of color that synthetic pigments simply can’t equal. When mixed with oil these paints are free of fillers, preservatives, toxins, petroleum-based pigments and heavy metals.
NEW!

ECO-SOLVE:

Eco-Solve, new nontoxic artists solvent paint thinner from Natural Earth Paints

Now Available in 1 Gallon Metal Containers

Enjoy a very high cost savings on Eco-Solve with our new 1 gallon option. Try our revolutionary non-toxic and natural paint thinner and brush cleaner.  
$69.95 / Gallon

www.NaturalEarthPaint.com

My 4 year old son loves home-made play dough, but in the reality of our hectic days, I never find myself with time to make new batches for him. So when someone gave him a set of modeling clay that permanently stays moist and malleable and infinitely re-usable, I was very excited. I noticed though that there was a toxic smell and it stuck to his hands and dyed them colors. I did a little research and found that most modeling clay is made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) mixed with phthalate plasticizers, which helps keep them soft and maleable. Since these are associated with several scary, potential health risks, I decided to make our own with all natural ingredients and natural earth pigments. As an extra bonus, this modeling clay actually nourishes your skin as you play with it!

Recipe:
-1 cup beeswax pellets
-3 tsp. coconut oil or olive oil
-2 tsp. Lanolin (found in baby sections – commonly used for nursing)
-1 Tbsp. Earth Pigment (Color of your choice)
-plastic ice cube tray or any silicone “mold”

Step 1- Get a double boiler or fill a large pot with water and place a smaller pot with all ingredients inside. Heat ingredients and stir until melted and liquid.Recipe continues HERE

EASTER SALE!

Buy 2 Natural Egg Dye Kits, Get 1 FREE

20% OFF Wooden Egg Craft Kit

Coupon code: eggs2015

NEW

COLORS

Emerald Green   Brilliant Yellow

Ultramarine Purple
New Earth & Mineral Pigment Colors
Now available in 3 oz,, 1 lb. and 2 lb. containers.

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