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Roxanne Evans Stout New Stencils + Mixed Media Workshop!

Roxanne Evans Stout - Find the essence of your creativity

Hello you beautiful, artistic souls! I wanted to tell you about the magic brewing here at River Garden Studio. I have some excitement to share!

I love this new stencil creation, and it is ready to share with you at last!
Look at all of these new stencil designs on the sheet called ATC Mix-Up Stout #1!

The time has finally come for me to share my new stencil designs

Just-Released Stencil Designs at StencilGirl Products!

I have two whole sheets available with brand-new stencil creations! Each 9″x12″ sheet has 9 unique images including animals, landscapes, and symbols. Take a look at the options on both sheets, only $14 each! Not only are they fun to use, but they are sturdy and the quality is amazing!

These were made with so much love and inspired by my own work, including my paintings, collages, and pages in my artist books and art journals. You might recognize some of the images and marks that I use so often.

Thank you to StencilGirl Products and MaryBeth Shaw for what you do for artists and art makers around the world.

I have 30 other sheets of stencils available on StencilGirl! They are a variety of sizes and priced $5, $7, and $14. Stencils make a great gift for yourself or a loved one!

I put so much love into each of these new stencil designs! This is from the sheet called ATC Mix-Up Stout #2.
Another precious new design for you from me!

I am so excited to co-teach in our upcoming Zoom workshop

The Illuminated Scroll!

This three-day workshop will happen in real time on Zoom with myself, Seth Apter, and Lisa Agaran. We have a limited number of live spots available and options for those who cannot join us live.

Registration includes all three days of the workshop, daily recordings available for 3 weeks after the workshop has ended (recordings will not be available for downloading), plus our Meet the Instructors Night event the evening before the workshop begins. Get all of the details and register here!

Won’t you make three Illuminated Scrolls with us?!

People have created scrolls to record beauty and magic since ancient times…

In The Illuminated Scroll, you will connect with history and the elements as we make three unique mixed-media scrolls on each of the three days. This is a special opportunity with Lisa Agaran, Seth Apter, and I each teaching for one whole day of the workshop!

I teach the first day and will guide you through your first Illuminated Scroll! Together we will create an enticing piece out of fabric treated with layers of gesso and paint and then embellished with a blend of collaged fabric & papers, stitching, and gatherings from nature. I will also show you how to incorporate an easy weave into your scroll to hold sticks and other found objects.

Here is a sample of my own Illuminated Scroll, which I will teach you to make! It has my new horse stencil on it.

For a special touch, we will also be using my newest stencil designs! I’m so excited for you to use them. All of my stencil designs are available at StencilGirl Products! You will see the newest stencils first!

Your majestic scroll will be a stunning work of art both when rolled up and opened to be hung on the wall, revealing your visual stories.

I am in love with this Illuminated Scroll I made, and I cannot wait to see what you make!

Join the instructors of The Illuminated Scroll… …for a fun and casual Facebook Live Event! Whether or not you are registered for the Illuminated Scroll yet, join us on Lisa’s Facebook page at 4 PST this Saturday, October 16! All three of us instructors will be there, and it will be a great virtual get-together!

Won’t you join us?!

Surprise! Stampington featured my IG account!

…in an article called “Inspired by Instagram: 5 Creative Instagram Accounts We Love!”

Stampington’s charming article for autumn features four other amazing artists whose pages and creations are most interesting. I was delighted to see how the author described my page and the images they chose from it. Here is the article to inspire you as well!

Here are some cute images they used from my IG for the Stampington article!

I hope my stencils inspire you, and I hope you can join us for The Illuminated Scroll!

Leland Struebig Printmaking Workshop at Central Art!


Space Is Limited!

Sign up NOW for a 2-Part Beginning Relief Printmaking Workshop with Leland Struebig!

Beginning Relief Printmaking – Exquisite Corpse
Instructor: Leland Struebig
When: Saturdays, November 6 & 13
Where: Central Art Classroom
Time: 1-5pm
Fee: $80 (For 2 sessions)

Class Size: 6 to 12 students (12 max.)
Registration Required. Click here to register.

Learn the fundamentals of Relief Printmaking while participating in one of the time-honored traditions of fine art.  You’ll engage with your classmates through the Exquisite Corpse exercise to produce a fine art relief print that combines your hand cut linoleum plate with that of two other students.  At the end of this workshop you’ll have the knowledge and experience to design and produce relief prints as an independent printmaker.


*For more information, including a complete supplies list and class registration, visit centralartsupply.com

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2021 Angels Show Call to Artists

CALL TO ARTISTS


ART PRESENCE ART CENTER
DECEMBER 2021

Answer the 2021 Angels Show Call to Artists and join us for the 9th Annual Angels Show!

Art Presence Art Center again hosts the Southern Oregon Artists Resource Angels Show as their December Guest Exhibit, alongside their well-attended annual Holiday Treasures show. We want to see your artistic interpretation of angels!

Space is limited, so the Angels Show is now juried, with a limit of two pieces per artist accepted. There is a size limit of 48” in any direction. All Angels must be your own original artwork—no giclées, please! All angels must be for sale, with 2D pieces wired and ready to hang and 3D pieces with a base. Paintings can be gallery wrapped or professionally framed. Please include a summary of the pieces you wish to submit, including dimensions, medium, and price. Angels must remain on display until the exhibit ends.

We will hang the angels on Thursday, December 2. The show opens Friday, December 3, and continues on display until Sunday, January 2. Due to COVID, we do not plan to have a reception again this year, but the gallery will shoot a virtual tour of the show. The video will be posted on the Art Presence and Southern Oregon Artists Resource websites and social networks.
Art Presence does not charge a fee for participating but will realize 35% of all sales.

Drop-off of angel artworks takes place from November 29–30 from 1–4 pm each day. Artists will be notified of the status of their art’s acceptance by December 2. Please pick up works that are not accepted December 3–5. While we handle your angels with utmost care, Art Presence is not responsible for loss or damage to artwork.

Please call or email gallery director Anne Brooke with your questions.

HANNAH WEST, CURATOR

More 2021 Angels Show Information

Traditional representations of angels are welcome, but what we’re really looking for is unique artistic interpretations of angels. We have seen some amazing interpretations over the years and we’re excited to see yours!

We will accept a maximum of two pieces for each artist. Moreover, Angels must remain on display until the show ends. All angel art must be for sale, and Art Presence realizes 35% of sales. There is no additional fee for submitting your art or participation in the show.

Here’s how to submit your angels for jurying and a timeline of important phases between now and the show’s opening:

  1. Download the form below, print and complete.
  2. Include a summary of information about your art with titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.
  3. Bring your angel art to the gallery with your form and summary on November 29 or 30. They will then be juried.
  4. Artists are notified of the status of their work’s acceptance  by December 2.
  5. Pick up artwork that is not accepted at the gallery on December 3, 4 or 5.
  6. We hang the angels on the back wall of the gallery on December 2.
  7. The show opens Friday, December 3, and continues through Sunday, January 2.
  8. Pick up unsold angels on Monday, January 3.

We are so excited to see the angels that this year’s artists submit! Angels are just the thing to wrap up another difficult year. We hope you find comfort and inspiration in creating your angels for this year’s show and we’re confident that you’ll help us make this is best angels show yet!

Thank you so much for answering the 2021 Angels Show Call to Artists. Please forward this email and share with your artist friends on social media! You can also find this post at the Art Presence Art Center website.

Inktober 2021

Hi! It’s Inktober!  That is to say, October starts the month of the Inktober challenge. You see, I have wanted to participate in Inktober over the past several years, but what would I draw?  And, could I keep up with the challenge for an entire 31 day month? Then, while doing something else, I happened …

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Festive Friday: TopsyTurveyTulipLand

Hi and Happy “Festive Friday!” I have been taking on-line classes through The Art Students League of New York lately.  And, though I’ve been working, I’m not ready to share the new stuff. For example, this month has been a watercolor figure class and the results are rough. So, what I decided that I would …

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The Illuminated Scroll – Workshop with Roxanne Evans Stout

Roxanne Evans Stout - Find the essence of your creativity

Hello you beautiful friends and artists!

I hope you are well and happy. May this newsletter find you creating magic! I love connecting with you, and I’m so excited to tell you about an upcoming opportunity for us to create together online!

Create mixed-media magic with us in The Illuminated Scroll! Here is the open scroll project I will teach, and Seth and Lisa will make completely different scrolls with you!
Create Mixed-Media Magic With Us In… The Illuminated Scroll!
People have created scrolls to record beauty and magic since ancient times. In The Illuminated Scroll, you will connect with history and the elements as we make three unique mixed-media scrolls on each of the three days. This is a special opportunity with Lisa Agaran-Sand, Seth Apter, and I each teaching for one whole day of the workshop!
I teach the first day and will guide you through your first Illuminated Scroll! Together we will create an enticing piece out of fabric treated with layers of gesso and paint and then embellished with a blend of collaged fabric & papers, stitching, and gatherings from nature. I will also show you how to incorporate an easy weave into your scroll to hold sticks and other found objects.

For a special touch, we will also be using my newest stencil designs! I’m so excited for you to use them. All of my stencil designs are available at StencilGirl Products!

Your majestic scroll will be a stunning work of art both when rolled up and opened to be hung on the wall, revealing your visual stories.
Here is a semi-rolled view of the scroll above, which I will guide you in making on the first day! You won’t believe the beauties Lisa and Seth have in store for you on the other days!

Won’t You Join Us!

The live Zoom sessions for The Illuminated Scroll are Thursday-Saturday, November 11-13. Registration also includes a pre-workshop Meet the Instructors Night event, daily raffle giveaways gifted by the artists, and daily recordings for later viewing. There is also a non-live option! Get all the details and register now!

Won’t you make Illuminated Scrolls with us?!
Here is a sample of the scroll I will teach you to make in The Illuminated Scroll. Seth and Lisa will teach their own secrets and techniques on their days!

Sending you blessings of creativity and joy!

Won’t you join us for The Illuminated Scroll, live on Zoom Nov. 11-13?! Or join us for the non-live version!



October 2021 CTA Roundup – Long and Short Deadlines


September 26, 2021 – CALL FOR ART | 11TH “SEASCAPES” ONLINE ART COMPETITION

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 11th Annual “SeaScapes” Online Juried Art Competition. The “Seascapes” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of seascape art. Artists are invited to submit their best representational or abstract art. Early entry and art student discounts. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2W62N1c OR [email protected]

September 30, 2021 – HAPPENSTANCE

Inviting works that incorporate fortunate accidents, coincidences, and unexpected events contributing to their development and creation. All Media. JUROR: Zoë Taleporos is a curator, arts administrator, and writer based in Oakland, CA. Currently works as a Public Art Project Manager at the San Francisco Arts Commission where she is involved in commissioning artworks for public spaces. Entry Fee. Details: 415-506-0137 OR http://marinmoca.org/call-for-entries OR [email protected]

September 30, 2021 – QUILTS4DC STATEHOOD QUILT CHALLENGE

Create a quilt inspired by the opportunity for Washington, DC, to become the 51st state. Submit by 9/30/21 with virtual quilt show in November and potential in-person exhibition(s) in early 2022. Challenge instructions are online at the League of Women Voters for the District of Columbia. No Entry Fee. Details:http://www.lwvdc.org/quilts4dc. OR [email protected]

September 30, 2021 – OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2022 EXHIBITION SEASON

Artspace in Richmond, VA — The gallery‘s Exhibition Committee will review proposals for exhibitions of art in all genres for the 2022 season in our new gallery located at 2833A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225, in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center. Artspace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit gallery, EIN: 62-1375828. All entry fees are used to support operations and programming costs. Application Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3A0Blkp OR [email protected]

September 30, 2021 – DESIGN A SOCK CONTEST 2021

The contest is hosted by the Sock It to Me, a business that sells fun, funky socks. Got an idea for the best sock ever? Design-a-Sock Contest is your chance show us. Submit your original design: you could win $2,000 and we’ll turn it into an actual Sock It to Me sock! We prefer 6 colors per design, because our socks cannot be created with more than 6 colors. Black and white are counted as colors. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2kBKaQs

October 03, 2021 – CALL TO ARTISTS FOR INTERNATIONAL ALL ANIMAL ART COMPETITION

ALL Animal Art competition opens September 6th,2021 and closes October 3rd, 2021. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held October 6th,2021 through November 2nd, 2021. Awards will be given along with competition collateral. Winners will be announced on October 18th, 2021. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2021-ALL-Animals

October 06, 2021 – EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBIT

Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists‘ interpretations of the theme .“enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. Awards are given totaling $3000. No Entry Fee. Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art-2022-exhibit OR [email protected]

October 10, 2021 – 2021 FOUNDWORK ARTIST PRIZE | $10,000 JURIED GRANTS

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists working in any media. The deadline to register for the 2021 prize is October 10. This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. Visit foundwork.art/signup to register. Entry Fee. Details:http://foundwork.art/artist-prize

October 15, 2021 – 30 X 30: ANNUAL ART CHALLENGE

The 30×30 show is a great way to explore any theme or style by creating one panel that displays 30 works that are 6 inches by 6 inches each. Use the 30-day work period restraint to challenge yourself to create constantly. Each piece will be sold individually, giving viewers the unique opportunity to take home artwork that they may not be able to afford otherwise. So, do you accept our challenge? Application Fee. Details: 916-783-4117 OR http://www.bluelinearts.org/30×30-2021 OR [email protected]

October 20, 2021 – LENSCULTURE BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2021

Seeking new talent in black and white photography. There’s just something about black and white photography. It’s timeless. Contemporary. Classic. Somehow B&W is always in style. That’s why we’re out here looking for the best and the brightest in black and white photography today. Our Black & White Photography Awards are back! Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3u0qrJp

October 31, 2021 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2022

This is the 30th annual competition for gallery exhibition and $500 cash award. Open to all artists working in any media. This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held March 3 – 26, 2022, at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/372vi2e

November 01, 2021 – INTL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK 2022 POSTER CONTEST

The competition is organized by the Compost Research & Education Foundation based in Raleigh, United States of America. The winning poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week 2022. The poster theme is “Recipe for Regeneration: Compost”. Entries are limited to one submission per artist. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2YtUPxp

November 01, 2021 – XPOSURE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM AWARDS 2021

There are 8 categories open to photographers from all over the world: • Architectural Photography • Drone Photography • Landscape Photography • Photojournalism • Portraiture • Short Film & Moving Image • Travel Photography • Wildlife Photography. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3vOJiqm

November 04, 2021 – PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA‘S 2021 MEMBERS ONLY COMPETITION

Open to all Portrait Society of America members. Featuring five unique categories: Commissioned Portrait, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Outside the Box, Animals as the Subject, and Still Life. Awards for each category. First Place winners receive either complimentary tuition to annual conference or museum quality Sargent palette. All winners receive recognition in print and online publications. Entry Fee. Details: 877-772-4321 OR http://www.portraitsociety.org/members-only-competition OR [email protected]

November 05, 2021 – CALL FOR ARTISTS | 4TH ANNUAL WOMEN ARTISTS ART COMPETITION

Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists. For the 4th Annual Women Artists art competition, the gallery invites both 2D & 3D submissions from women artists, only. For this open theme art competition, any subject matter and any media are acceptable for consideration and all women artists are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography. Entry Fee. Details:http://www.fusionartps.com/calls-for-artists OR [email protected]

November 07, 2021 – EXCEPTIONAL ABSTRACTIONS

Deadline to Enter: November 7, 2021 Exhibition Runs: December 4 to December 31, 2021 Entry: $35 for up to 3 images Artist/Gallery Commission: 60% Artist, 40% Gallery Awards: First place $250 Second Place $150 Third place $100 For this Call for Art, Mona Niko Gallery is seeking Abstract Art. This exhibition is open to any abstract work including small sculptures. Entry Fee. Details: 949-317-8513 OR http://monaniko.com/calls-for-art OR [email protected]

November 08, 2021 – “OPEN & SHUT” ON DISPLAY DECEMBER, 2021

Open to artists 18 years old & older. All artwork must be original. As we approach the closing of the year and the opening of the next, it brings to mind all kinds of opening and closings, beginnings and endings. Whether literally or metaphorically closing a door on an old job or a former home and opening a door to new ones, what have you opened and what have you shut in your life? Entry Fee. Details: 860-871-8222 OR http://artscentereast.org/open-and-shut OR [email protected]

November 09, 2021 – CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL FINE ART COMPETITION

Artists have a chance to participate in a juried exhibition in New York City’s Chelsea Art District and to be showcased and promoted online and in print. A distinguished panel of jurors is selected to judge, presenting more than $70,000 in awards. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3vdRlx5

November 13, 2021 – BEST PORTFOLIO 2021 BY BLANK WALL GALLERY

Blank Wall Gallery organizes an international portfolio contest for 2021 in order to discover and promote one photographer. The award of the best photographer will be a two-week solo exhibition at the new premises of Blank Wall Gallery. The gallery will produce and finance 36 prints (40x50cm and 50x70cm) for the exhibition as well as everything needed for its realization, even if you cannot attend Entry Fee. Details: 694-386-8124 OR http://www.blankwallgallery.com/calls-for-entry OR [email protected]

November 16, 2021 – 3,500 ARTIST GRANTS

The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Fall 2021 artist grants. We are offering 2 grants of $3,500 and 4 grants of $1,000. Jurors: Tyler Blackwell, Associate Curator, Blaffer Art Museum and Caitlin Julia Rubin, Associate Curator & Director of Programs, Rose Art Museum. 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist and publication in our online journal. Application Fee. Details:http://hopperprize.org

November 19, 2021 – THE FOOTBALL ART PRIZE NOW IS CALLING FOR ENTRIES

This is a new exhibition opportunity celebrating art and football, giving artists the chance to show their work to a panel of judges; tour to three venues and win up to £10,000. Artists may submit up to four works at £10 for the first entry and £5 for each additional entry. Artists entering from a Rochdale, Sheffield or Sunderland postcode will have a reduced fee of £7.50 for the first entry. Entry Fee. Details:http://footballartprize.artopps.co.uk

November 30, 2021 – SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE 18TH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST

To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been shot by the entrant since January 1, 2019. There are 6 categories: • Natural World • Travel • People • The American Experience • Altered Images • Mobile. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3hxqKYf

December 17, 2021 – 2022 ST. MARTIN’S MINOTAUR/ MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA

The competition is sponsored by Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America. You may submit only one manuscript (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language. Murder or another serious crime or crimes is at the heart of the story. Only electronic submissions, uploaded through the online entry form, will be considered. The entry form is available here. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2WfHdYk

December 17, 2021 – SPIRITO DI VINO INTERNATIONAL ILLUSTRATORS COMPETITION 2021

Organised by Movimento Turismo del Vino Friuli Venezia Giulia, it is open to cartoonists from all around the world. There are two categories: • Artists from 18 to 35 years old • Artists older than 36 years The satirical cartoons can be drawn manually with any technique, black and white or colour, only in A3 format with 1 cm of external border. Each participant is entitled to submit one work only. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3j9yuQo

December 17, 2021 – CALL FOR ART: COVETED II

We invite women, non-binary people, and marginalized members of all racial and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to share their perspectives of the world. This year’s theme explores the experiences of the ‘other’ within spirituality, religion, and the occult.​ No Entry Fee. Details: 216-282-3826 OR http://www.kaisergallery.com/opportunities

January 04, 2022 – THE DERWENT ART PRIZE

The contest is organized by the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company. Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images. The submited work must be created in pencil. You can use any pencil including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils. The work must not exceed 182cm in its greatest dimension. Only works produced within the last 3 years are acceptable. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3moTRz9

February 15, 2022 – CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $55,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to photographers from around the world at any stage of their careers. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/31IUs1t

NEW 4-Week Colored Pencil Intensive! with Lara Strazdas

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Space Is Limited!

Sign up NOW for a 4-Week Colored Pencil Intensive with Lara Strazdas

Get Real with Colored Pencil – A 4-Week Intensive
Instructor: Lara Strazdas
When: Fridays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29
Where: Central Art Classroom
Time: 1-4pm
Fee: $180 (for all 4 sessions)
Class Size: 6-8 students (8 max.)
Registration Required. Click here to register.

In this 4 day workshop, I want to take you beyond coloring books and delve into realistic colored pencil techniques to create this beautiful Snow Leopard. I will show you how to build numerous layers to create realistic textures and 3-dimensional forms, and we will create a soft blurry background so our Snow Leopard looks like it is ready to come off the page!

I will also share with you:

  • other techniques that can be used on different surfaces
  • why using more than one brand and type of pencil can improve your artwork
  • the differences and similarities between wax-based and oil-based pencils and how to use them together
  • different blending techniques
  • when and how to seal your artwork
  • and much more.


*For more information, including a complete supplies list and class registration, visit centralartsupply.com


September Love

This is to let you know about a couple of upcoming events.  

Since the “Improve your Painting 101” mini-workshop at Scrappy Craft was so well received last month, I’m continuing it on a monthly basis. Next week – Thursday, Sept 30, (1-4pm) is the next class. There is still room if you would like to join us! Contact me directly to reserve space, or if you have any questions.  

I’m also looking forward to teaching another plein air workshop on Saturday, October 9 (10-4) at Lone Ranch alpaca farm! The workshop is sponsored by Rogue Gallery Art Center; sign up with them; either online or by phone. * attached flyer for more info

May you enjoy the beauty of Fall and its crisp, bright days!

Website:       silviatrujillo.com
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Plein Air at Lone Ranch with Silvia Trujillo

Beginning through advanced painters welcome.  All media welcome.

Saturday, October 9, 10 am-4 pm

Experience painting and drawing in the great outdoors.  Enjoy painting the beautiful surroundings of Alpacas at Lone Ranch in Eagle Point, Oregon.  Landscape artist Silvia Trujillo will guide you in depicting the beauty of the landscape, creating interesting compositions, and capturing a moment in time.  Please bring water, a lunch, and light snack, if desired.

MEMBERS $95 NON-MEMBERS $120

To register and to see more adult classes go to roguegallery.org/home/education/adult-classes

Bridge

Screen shot from Bridge

I met a young artist at the Chautauqua Institution in August, Ali Georgescu, through her grandparents, who visit during the lecture season every summer. Having recently earned her degrees at Kenyon and Columbia College Chicago, and still looking for a path out into the world, Ali was working the front desk at one of the galleries. She’s a “lens-based” artist herself, but her work wasn’t on view in the student show at the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center. Having toured that show and then later in the day viewing one of Georgescu’s videos, I was more taken with her work than with anything I saw in the exhibit, except maybe an archival inkjet print, Truth or Consequences, by Furen Dai.

Georgescu is an observant young woman, laconic, skeptical, but personable and quietly intelligent. Her video, Bridge, is a montage of short excerpts from archival video and film. With software she’s constructed a dream sequence that reminded me a little of the deadly video in The Ring except that with the VCR footage in The Ring it’s actually easier to deconstruct what you’re looking at by the end of the movie. (I didn’t get a dreaded phone call, with Bridge, and haven’t yet died after watching it several times.) I’ve been charmed enough to keep going back and trying to make out what I’m seeing and though I haven’t made much headway, I’ve enjoyed it more each time. It seems there are maybe a couple dozen excerpts fused into one surreal narrative: a road rolling under the camera, a knife-thrower using a child as a target, houseflies flickering into view, ocean waves, large fish swaying against one another, a close-up of a woman’s eye—all of it slightly out of focus and most of it washed out, as if the lens were pointed toward a setting sun. Behind the entire video is a tubular white noise, eerie and hollow, affectless. You look at this sequence of imagery as if through a strange, throbbing, square tunnel. In the end, everything is swallowed by that oncoming light. I wanted to see and recognize more of what she was showing me, have something come into focus at last, but nothing ever did, and yet as a result the seven-minute video—for all it’s remote and chilly imagery—felt almost nostalgic and wistful, like the fragmented memories from a child of itinerant parents. It’s haunting and assured and maybe an indication of even more interesting things to come.