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Baboon, Oil on linen, 18” x 30

Baboon, Oil on linen, 8” x 30 will is included in Art Biologic, Limner Gallery.


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Two Pears in Czech Republic

Two Pears, Oil on linen, 12 x 16

Two Pears, oil on linen, 12 x 16, is being shown at the 2023 Prague Biennial Art Exhibition, Capek Hall, Czech Republic. It’s a second version of one of the first paintings I ever contributed to a group show. The story of how it made its way through customs when it arrived near Prague could be the core of a small novella, but all’s well that ends well.

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Patterns, Oil on linen, 10 x 16

Patterns, Oil on linen, 10 x 16, exhibited at 2023 National Juried Exhibition, Academy of the Arts.

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Sunny Skies, Green Furrows

Sunny Sky, Green Furrows, oil on linen, 48 x 48

Sunny Sky, Green Furrows, oil on linen, 48 x 48 is included in Made in N.Y. 2023, at the Schweinfurth Art Center.

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Sunny Skies, Green Furrows

Sunny Sky, Green Furrows, oil on linen, 48 x 48

Sunny Sky, Green Furrows, oil on linen, 48 x 48 is included in Made in N.Y. 2023, at the Schweinfurth Art Center.

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Southern Oregon Guild May 2023 Event & Classes

Spend time with a Mother or caregiver in your life while enjoying fine art, local wine, homemade chocolates, and live music by Terry D. Davis. Let her pick out a gift from the variety of local art and fine crafts on display, or treat her to a gift certificate. In-person class sign-ups will be available for our upcoming Citrus Beeswax Candle workshop held on May 20. Attend together and make candles to enjoy and take home!  Our Mother’s Day event is FREE with no prior registration needed. Donations are always appreciated. The Guild Gallery & Art Center is located in the historic Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531.

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn a fun new craft this spring? We invite you to join us at the Guild Gallery & Art Center on Saturday May 20 from 1-3pm to learn how to make Citrus Beeswax Candles with Alyssa Babin of Fireheart Candles. During this 2 hour hands-on workshop led by Guild Member and local artisan Alyssa Babin, you’ll make and take home your own citrus beeswax candle using high-quality organic ingredients. Beeswax doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals, and because there are no additives or chemicals, beeswax burns clean and doesn’t produce unsightly black soot. When burned, beeswax candles produce negative ions which bind with air pollutants (positive ions) and drop to the floor, removing them from the air and leaving it cleaner!

All candles will be made inside a large citrus peel of your choosing which emits an uplifting natural citrus scent when used! Learn how DIY candle-making can be easily adapted to your own unique tools that you have available at home. This is a wonderful opportunity to treat Mom or a caregiver to the class for Mother’s Day and make a candle together!

Class fees are on a sliding scale $35-$55 and include all materials. When you register, please honestly self-select your contribution. If the sliding scale would be a hardship and you’d like to request a scholarship, please send an email to [email protected] or call us at 541-592-5019.


Guild Member, Alyssa Babin, is a poet, musician, independent parent, and candle maker currently living on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. Alyssa was inspired to create her business, Fireheart Candles, when her child Alex was still in the womb. Driven by a desire to express herself creatively and spend as much time as possible with Alex, Fireheart Candles was born! Fireheart, Alex’s middle name, was chosen by Alyssa’s niece and means fire and love all at once–a metaphor for the warmth and beauty that candles offer us. Alyssa makes every candle by hand, beginning with mixing and pouring concrete for each container. After curing, they are then hand painted with her unique marbling technique and laser etched with her own designs created by Adobe Illustrator and laser etching robots. Local beeswax is then mixed with organic essential oils and poured into each unique container to create her one-of-a-kind candles! Every candle she makes is infused with love and the special bond between mother and child is felt! To learn more about Alyssa and Fireheart Candles, visit Alyssa’s beeswax candles, in various sizes and scents, are also for sale at the Guild Gallery & Art Center.


Happiness, oil on linen, 44 x 44

So far this year, I’ve contributed paintings to six different group exhibitions. This is the one closest to home. Happiness is included in the 68th Rochester-Finger Lakes Art Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery.  It will also be included in Manifest’s most recent International Painting Annual.

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Award for “Spiral Gyre #2”, Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO)

I am delighted to announce that my watercolor painting Spiral Gyre #2 earned an “Award of Distinction” in the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s Spring 2023 Exhibition.  As such, I send my deepest “thanks” to Juror Vera Dickerson for selecting my work. Where To See The Show Bend, OR.  If you would like, you may see …

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Laughing Earth

Letting Emerson (and the daffodils) say it best: “The earth laughs in flowers.” 

Call to Artists! Respond by May 1

Celebrating the Siskiyou Crest: A Festival of Art, Culture, and Science

July 14-16, 2023, at Pacifica Garden, Williams

To access the form online, go to
Or go to our website for application and other information:
If you don’t have access to Google Docs or a gmail address, download an application here.

All submissions must use as subject matter the wild nature of the Siskiyou Crest.
See the application form and Facebook page for more details.
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2023
On Facebook: “Celebrating the Siskiyou Crest
For more information or answers to questions, contact
Diana Coogle at [email protected]

Festival produced by the Siskiyou Crest Coalition
to showcase the inspirational beauty and ecological significance of the Siskiyou Crest