Parallax Art Fair CTA

Parallax Art Fair CTA

Parallax Art Fair, Europe’s largest fair for independent artists and designers, is holding its second fair in Los Angeles 26-28 April, 2024.

The second edition of the fair takes place at MG Studio (a modern architectural gem); a short distance from LA Live. The cheapest space is $50; we take no commission from sales. There is also no application or registration fee. It means you do not need to raise product prices to cover higher costs and can offer visitors a good deal, increasing sales. Our fairs also have free visitor access and attracted 5000 ticket downloads in the first edition. We also have returning exhibitors. There is a parking lot directly opposite the venue for convenient loading and parking. The fair also includes PAF Screen and restaurant facilities. Parallax is independently owned and was founded by art historians in 2009. You can find more information about the LA show on the application form, as well as an interview with Paul Michael Glaser, who took part in one of our London fairs.

Please check out the LA April 2024 application form

Dates & Times

26 April: Set up any time between 12pm – 5pm.

27 April: Public opening 12.30pm – 7pm

28 April: Public opening 12pm – 6pm

https://www.parallaxaf.com/la

The deadline for applications is 29 February 2024.

SO Guild January News

January 2024 Palette Newsletter
JANUARY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Happy New Year from all of us at the Southern Oregon Guild! This month, we find ourselves in the process of yearly planning, budgeting, getting ready for our Annual Membership Meeting, and electing a new Board of Directors for 2024! In this month’s palette newsletter you’ll find information about:

  • Upcoming Class: Wet Felted Ruffle Scarves on February 3
  • Kinship: A Winter Member Exhibit Opens January 28 2024
  • Programming Proposal Campaign
  • Local Art Events & Resources
  • How to support us: Reviews, Rewards Programs, & Donations

Please give a warm welcome to our newest Guild Members: Orah Tipton, Mixed Media Artist Elaine Barker, Painter Danji Isthmus, and Glass Artist Forest Whiting. If you or someone you know would like to become a Guild Member or learn more about what we do, please forward this newsletter to them or email [email protected]. Don’t forget to “follow” us on Facebook or Instagram via the social media links at the bottom of this newsletter!

Join us at the Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby, OR on Saturday February 3 from 12am-3pm to learn the art of wet felting with local fiber artist, Kate Dwyer. During this 3-hour lively workshop, Kate will share how to create a wet-felted ruffle scarf with wool roving in a process that is simple enough for a beginner, yet intriguing enough for an experienced felter to enjoy. Class is suitable for anyone who can move their arms a lot and is 10+ years old (any children should be accompanied by an adult.) Each participant will walk away with a completed scarf to take home and the skills to make more on their own!

Kate will lead you through:
Learning about the nature of wool, sourcing materials, understanding why the layout of the wool will affect the finished product, mixing colors, and creating wool ruffles using this principle. Come prepared to get wet! You will be covering a table with a towel and sheets of plastic, and then be invited to select your supply of wool from weighed wool “kits,” or you may select some separate colors (scale provided by Kate.) Participants will learn how to divide their wool for a balanced layout. We will “tease out” and place wool on the plastic sheeting in layers. We will then cover a layout with netting and use squirt bottles of warm water and bars of ivory soap to wet and soap the wool. We will rub, massage, and shape the scarf. Eventually we will rinse and roll the scarves in towels to blot them and they will be ready to take home to dry!

All felting materials will be provided and included in the class fee of $45, however please bring your own large and small towels. Kate will bring a few extra felting “kits” (with wool and netting) to sell so that students who’ve “got the bug” can continue making scarves at home. SPOTS ARE LIMITED: Please register via the blue button below to save your spot today.

Kate Dwyer (she/her) lives in Takilma, OR. She has been working with wool for 30 years and discovered wet felting only three years ago. She makes scarves, bags, slippers, and pillows with this endlessly interesting technique. Kate is also an accomplished baker, willow basket maker, and food-and-flower gardener. She is the Executive Director of the Four Way Community Foundation.
CLICK HERE to regiser for Wet Felted Scarves!

“True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings.” ~ Pema Chodron

Kicking off our 2024 exhibit season, Kinship, opens on Sunday January 28 from 2-4pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. Featuring new artwork from current Guild Members, Kinship explores the definitions and explorations of various connections between humans and the more-than-human world. Join us at the opening celebration for a chance to meet the artists, hear their interpretations our seasonal theme, and listen to live jazz music from Terry D. Davis. Appetizers and Refreshments will be provided. FREE Admission. Kinship will be on display to April 13, 2024. Our current hours for viewing are: Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-4pm. The Guild Gallery & Art Center is located in the historic Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Hwy Kerby, OR 97531.

Featured Artwork above: Spirits by Caitlin Brigid Rice.

Seeking 2024 Class Proposals for the
“Growing Creative Community” Program

Our communities are bursting with folks we call Creatives – people doing unique things, thinking unusual ways, and doing things that generate beauty, ideas, and other kinds of contributions to the local worlds we live in. We are seeking proposals from creative people in Southern Oregon and beyond to facilitate workshops as part of our Growing Creative Community program for 2024. We use the term “arts” and “artists” in a broad sense, encompassing all forms of creative practice and thinking. And, you don’t have to be an expert! We are looking for workshops that can happen in-person or online that are interactive, engaging, and encourage connection among participants. Your idea might involve just one class or a series of several. We aim to create opportunities for exploration and to strengthen the creative community in Southern Oregon’s Josephine County, especially the Illinois Valley.   Offerings could take the form of a: workshop, guided activity, discussion, collective performance, skills demonstration, or another format! This is a paid opportunity and Guild staff is available to support YOU by helping you develop your idea, providing technical assistance, hosting, and promoting your offering. Got an idea? Share your idea with us today by clicking the blue button below! Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis throughout 2024. Submit A Class Proposal HERE

Save the Dates: 2024 Exhibits & Events

January 28, 2-4pm: Kinship, Winter Member Exhibit Opening @ Guild

February 3, 12-3pm: Wet Felted Ruffle Scarves with Kate Dwyer @ Guild

April 13: 6th Annual Let’s Write! – A Daylong Writer’s Event @ Guild

April 28, 3-5pm: The Art of Balance, Spring Member Exhibit Opening @ Guild

May 11: Creating Textures in Watermedia w/ Pam Haunschild & Jen Eufusia

July 28, 4-6pm: Transformation, Summer Member Exhibit Opening @ Guild

August 3 & 4: Go Ahead, Play With Your Fabric with Caryne Mount @ Guild

Oct 27, 3-5pm: Friction & Freedom, Fall Member Exhibit Opening @ Guild
  View the Southern Oregon Guild Event Calendar

Local Events & Artist Resources

HAVE YOU LEFT US A REVIEW YET? As the Guild continues to grow, we want to make sure our neighbors AND tourists alike know where we are located and what we have to offer! Our Gallery & Art Center is located on the Redwood Highway 199, a popular thoroughfare to the Oregon Coast & the many Redwood State and National Parks. We are 17 miles away from the Oregon Caves National Monument. One of the best ways to help us spread the word about the Guild is by leaving a review on Google Maps, TripAdvisor, or Yelp. Share photos or kind words & let folks know about your experience.

Did you know there is an easy way to support our organization through the Kroger Community Rewards Program?  The Kroger Co. Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to the local neighborhoods we call home. This rewards program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to the Southern Oregon Guild, all you have to do is shop at Fred Meyer or other Kroger-owned stores and swipe your Shopper’s Card. The more you shop, the more money we will earn! New enrollments are accepted at any time during the year. To learn more and link your card to us, click: https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards

Guild Board of Directors
President, Joyce Abrams
Treasurer, Donna Parrish
Secretary, Ryan Forsythe
Bonnie Campanoli
Angela Franklin
Maelagh Baker
Terry D. Davis
Miri Admoni
Kiana Stiles

Staff: Managing Director, Caitlin Deane
Website: Wendy Huber

Donate to the Southern Oregon Guild!  

Winter Gallery Hours & Location Wednesday-Saturday • 12pm to 4pm
Gallery & Art Center • Kerby Belt Building
24353 Redwood Hwy Kerby, OR 97531
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1596 • Cave Junction • Oregon 97523 (541) 592-5019

’24 Fringe Festival Application

The 2024 Oregon Fringe Festival Application is LIVE!

Visit this link to submit your application to present at the ’24 Fringe Festival.

FRESH PAINT SILENT AUCTION FOR RUCH SCHOOL

FRESH PAINT SILENT AUCTION FOR RUCH SCHOOL

What’s the first thing that gets cut when schools face a budget squeeze?

Friday, June 23rd, 7pm Fresh Paint Silent Auction in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Friday, July 14th, 7pm Fresh Paint Silent Auction in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Party in the Art Barn for Ruch School kids!

We invite you to support Ruch Outdoor Community School by purchasing a $25 ticket (either Friday, June 23rd 7pm to 9pm and/or Friday July 14th, 7pm to 9pm to join us in the Applegate River Lavender barn for a fun-filled evening of food, wine, music and art. The barn will be filled with paintings created by regional artists who painted all over the Applegate Valley during a one-day plein-air quick paint earlier in the day. You read that correctly — all the paintings will be less than 8 hours old.

There will also be a few select works created by Ruch School students included in the auction. All of the pieces will be available for you to bid on (via anonymous silent auction) while you meet the artists, nibble on tasty appetizers and sip local wine.

The net proceeds of the auction and ticket sales will be donated to fund 2023-2024 art programs at Ruch School. Your participation in this event will help the school maintain vibrant creative experiences for their students.

Please support art programs at Ruch school

As a “community school”, learning opportunities multiply when students dig into their surrounding environment, repositioned to take a closer look at the social, environmental, and economic issues at play.Ruch School students embark on local projects that have tangible results and observable outcomes.

Can’t Come But You Want to Support Ruch School?

If you think this is a great idea but life is too busy to make it to one of the receptions you can donate directly to Ruch School art programs funds by following the June 23rd ticket page or the July 14th ticket page. Just click on the “Get Tickets” orange box to see donation opportunities.

Would You Like to Help Sponsor this Event?

That would be great! Just fill out the form below and tell us how you would like to help (donate food, wine. $ or ?) or you can click on the June 23rd ticket page or the July 14th ticket page, click on the “Get Tickets” orange box to see sponsorship opportunities.

Would You Like to Volunteer to Help with the Event?

That would also be great – use the form below or contact information to let us know how you would like to help.

Friday, June 23rd, 7pm Fresh Paint Silent Auction in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Friday, July 14th, 7pm Fresh Paint Silent Auction in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Please fill out the form below (follow this link to the original post with the form) or call/text Rob Rustad at 831-521-5344 or email [email protected].

PLEIN AIR QUICK PAINT FOR RUCH OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SCHOOL

PLEIN AIR QUICK PAINT FOR RUCH OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SCHOOL

What’s the first thing that gets cut when schools face a budget squeeze?

We invite you to support Ruch Outdoor Community School by participating in a Plein Air Quick Paint in the Applegate Valley as part of the Southern Oregon Lavender Festival.

(TIME/PLACE CLARIFICATION – this event has a starting time of 8am but you can start anytime and anywhere – the goal is to show up at our barn (375 Hamilton Road, Jacksonville, OR) sometime between 4pm and 6pm with fresh art for the reception that evening)

There is no cost for artists to participate and you are welcome to join us for food, wine and stories at the Fresh Paint Reception and Silent Auction at 7pm – also at no cost to you.

REGISTRATION FORM AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE (follow this link)

Please support art programs at RUCH OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SCHOOL

As a “community school”, learning opportunities multiply when students dig into their surrounding environment, repositioned to take a closer look at the social, environmental, and economic issues at play. Ruch Outdoor Community School students embark on local projects that have tangible results and observable outcomes.

Where Do I Paint?

We are encouraging folks to paint in the Applegate Valley, which is just 10 minutes outside of Jacksonville, OR. Here are some great resources.

Wander Applegate
Applegate Connect
The Applegater
Southern Oregon Lavender Trail
The Applegate Valley Wine Trail
PDF Map or Applegate Valley

Here’s how the plein air quick paint for river school works

Summary:

  • The goal of the Quick Paint is to raise money for Ruch Outdoor Community School by selling plein air paintings (created earlier in the day) at The Fresh Art Reception and Silent Auction. Reception tickets sales also donated to the school.
  • You start when and where you want. We’re encouraging people to paint in the Applegate Valley, but it’s up to you. We want what is most convenient for you.
  • You are very welcome to paint at our lavender farm as many others have in the past. We will also be serving as a “friendly port” for all artists who need a snack, drinks and or to get out of the heat. Please let us know if you plan to paint here so we have sufficient supplies.
  • Stop painting at 4pm and deliver your fresh creations to our barn at 375 Hamilton Road in Ruch by 6pm. (mailing address is Jacksonville).
  • Put your name, contact info, and auction reserve price on the back of each painting.
  • You receive 80% of the auction sale price – 20% is donated to Ruch School.
  • You are welcome to stay and enjoy the reception/auction at no charge.
  • Any unsold works at the auction will continue to be for sale for the rest of the weekend – you can adjust the reserve price if you wish.
  • ALL paintings remain in our barn through Sunday at 5pm.

Artists Must Agree to:

  • Start and finish your painting on the day of the event – finish by 4pm. There is no starting check-in or starting event. You can start where and when you like. There is also no authentication process for validating “same day” status of your work – we trust you.
  • Deliver your completed work to our barn (375 Hamilton Road in Ruch) by 6pm.
  • Help us display the art. The simplest solution is to find a way that it can be hung (we have lots of space to hang on) or bring an easel (standing or table).
  • Write your name and contact information on the back of the painting along with your “reserve” lowest acceptable price.
  • Paintings will then be sold via silent auction during the evening reception. If they do not sell at auction, they will remain on sale for the next two days in our barn during the lavender festival. You can adjust your reserve price for the festival days.
  • 20% of the painting sale will be donated to Ruch School and 80% will go to the artist.
  • Paintings must remain in the barn for the remainder of the Lavender Festival – until 5pm Sunday night.
  • Any paintings that do not sell during the auction will remain on sale during the next two days as thousands of people will be attending the Southern Oregon Lavender Festival.
  • Paintings can be picked up anytime after 5pm Sunday. We can arrange to ship a painting (at cost) if it is a hardship to return to our farm for out of town participants.

Artists are encouraged to:

  • Attend the Fresh Painting Reception and Silent Auction at no charge – you will be guests of honor. The event is VERY casual and attendees showing up with paint on their clothes will be celebrated. There will be hors d’oeuvre and one glass of wine included – cash bar after that.
  • Meet and greet enthusiastic silent auction attendees and members of Ruch school.
  • Price paintings at an “accessible” level to encourage generous bidding. We have purposely set the rates to encourage giving to the school.
  • This is a non-juried, open event and we encourage artists of all levels to participate. There is not really any competitive aspect to the event.
  • While we refer to the event as “plein-air” we are pretty open to any artist that wants to contribute and help Ruch School.
  • Artists are encouraged to paint in the Applegate Valley but again, there are no hard rules for this. FYI, there will be six lavender fields in vibrant bloom on the day of this event. 🙂
  • We will provide snacks and drinks for any artists that want to paint at our farm or to swing by during the day. If you are coming, or think you might, please let us know. Artists will also have access to rest areas and bathrooms in our air conditioned house.
  • If the paintings do not sell, they will remain on sale during the remainder of the Lavender Festival where many people may purchase them.
  • Artists will receive their payment within 7 days of the event but we will do our best process and pay transactions during the reception.

We understand that there are very real expenses for you to participate in this fundraising event and we greatly appreciate your efforts.

Please fill out the form below or call/text Rob Rustad at 831-521-5344 or email [email protected].

I’m Interested in your quick paint event and reception for Ruch School art programs

In the message area (follow this link to original post on the Applegate River Lavender website) please include:

Name, mobile phone, email address

Which date, June 23rd and/or July 14th, do you intend to paint?

Where you intend to paint? Artists at our farm will have food, drink, inside restrooms/rest areas – please let us know if you intend to paint here or stop by so we have enough supplies. 🙂

Can you deliver your painting to our barn from 4pm to 6pm on the day of the event?

Do you plan to attend the reception at 7pm? You (the artist) do not have to buy a ticket. There will be music, hors d’oeuvres and you will you will receive a ticket for a glass of wine – cash bar after that.

Will you have a guest/s with you at the reception?

[reception is a fundraiser for Ruch School, additional guests can order tickets here: June 23rd 7pm-9pm Fresh Paint Reception in the Art Barn Tickets – $25 and/or July 14th 7pm-9pm Fresh Paint Reception in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Can you please tell us what your approximate reserve price will be for the auction? (artist receives 80% and school receives 20% – many reception ticket buyers have asked how much the paintings will be) NameEmailMessage Send

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    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


    APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE ART SHOW
    APPLY IN ALL ARTS and in POETRY, MUSIC, DANCE
    To access the form online, go to
    https://forms.gle/qU9bc8ZqMcPZvrW98
    Or go to our website for application and other information:
    siskiyoucrestcoalition.org/festival
    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
    www.siskiyoucrestcoalition.org/festival
    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

    AGA December Art News

    Ashland Galleries
    December Visual Arts News

    December = Art Opportunities

    We’re excited to share a handful of fun and diverse art opportunities that are being offered this month to foster your inner creativity. 

    Michael Lynn Adams
    How To Compose Art Using Harmonic Symmetry
    Ongoing (Online)

    Join Michael Lynn Adams to learn more about the process of incorporating harmonic symmetry. Because creating realist paintings is not always intuitive, Michael often uses harmonic symmetry to develop his compositions both on and off the canvas. 

    For those who are interested in taking a look, please click here for more information. 

    Michael Lynn Adams, Tangerine On Old Books, Oil on Canvas
    Michael Lynn Adams, Tangerine On Old Books, Oil on Canvas

    Grants Pass Museum of Art
    Faux Fun and 6×6
    Deadline: Saturday, January 14

    Support the Grants Pass Museum of Art and display artwork in their Winter Exhibition, taking place from January 20 – February 18.

    Faux Fun:
    Create a copy of a masterwork with your own twist! Masterworks should be well known so that viewers are able to understand the ‘spoof’ of it. The museum has even provided a list of recommendations for inspiration. 

    6×6:
    Create a 6”x6” artwork for auction! Artists can create as many artworks as they wish to donate and both 2D and 3D artwork is welcome. Please do not modify the size or edges or create parts that stick out beyond 6”x6”.  

    For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

    Kristen O'Neill, Starry Night Over Grants Pass, Acrylic
    Kristen O’Neill, Starry Night Over Grants Pass, Acrylic

    Fiber Arts Collective
    Felting Class with Corbin Brashear
    Saturday, January 14, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Join Fiber Arts Collective and Corbin Brashear to explore and learn more about the technique of needle felting, a dry method using a special needle, loose wool, and a foam surface to create fun and whimsical sculptures. 

    For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

    Corbin Brashear, Untitled, Wool Felt
    Corbin Brashear, Untitled, Wool Felt

    Deadline: Sunday, January 15 Renew your membership or become a member of the Ashland Gallery Association! Benefits include everything from an ad listing in the printed Gallery Guide, a listing on the website, eligibility to participate in special events such as A Taste of Ashland and Ashland Open Studio Tour, daily social media promotion, and so much more.

    For more information, to renew your membership, or to become a member, please click here.

    Robert Koch, Neighbourhood News, Acrylic on Panel
    Robert Koch, Neighbourhood News, Acrylic on Panel

    Copyright © 2022 Ashland Gallery Association, All rights reserved.

    SO Guild Open House and CTA

    SO Guild Open House – You’re Invited!

    The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans announces a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 21 from 2-4pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby, OR.

    Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans announces a Holiday Open House and Gift Certificate Giveaway. Shop Local!

    Call for proposals for 2023 Creative Community Programming!

    Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans (SO Guild) Call to Artists for 2023 Proposals for community programming

    Attached is a square graphic I made to promote this and below is a link where folks can submit proposals to us. We are excited to hear new ideas and schedule classes for 2023 🙂

    Creative Community Proposal Form: https://forms.gle/y86Yd7TsvwF1vgR46

    Oregon Fringe Festival Deadline TODAY

    Apply Now!
    Priority Consideration Deadline: Monday, December 12

    Untitled sculpture by Jessi Eaton Shields
    Untitled sculpture by Jessi Eaton Shields

    The Priority Consideration Deadline to apply and present creative work at the 2023 Oregon Fringe Festival is Monday, December 12, 2022.

    Students, local artists, national artists, and international artists are ALL encouraged to apply! Our roster includes music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, and MORE. Not only is this a fantastic opportunity to present something to a fun and diverse audience, but it’s also an opportunity to experiment with new ideas and concepts. Even more exciting, we will also offer up to three $1,000.00 honoraria to non-student artists whose creative work is boundary-breaking, unconventional, excites discussion, and explores different perspectives of a held position, principle, and/or belief.

    Festival Dates: Wednesday, April 26 – Sunday, April 30, 2023
    Priority Consideration Deadline: Monday, December 12, 2022
    Regular Consideration Deadline: Monday, December 26, 2022
    Late Consideration Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2023

    To be considered for an honorarium, applications must be submitted by the Priority Consideration Deadline. 

    For more information and access to the application, please click here. For questions, please contact us at [email protected]

    Artist Credit: Sculpture/4D Collective
    Image Credit: Marvin Walder

    $550.00 Innovate Grants for Artists + Photographers

    *Innovate Grant

    Grants for Artists + Photographers

    DEADLINE Thursday, December 15
    Submit your work by 11:59PM Pacific Time

    The deadline for Innovate Grant’s Fall Cycle is Thursday, December 15, 2022. Have you applied yet? Now is the perfect time to share your work, so why wait?

    Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (6) honorable mentions (3 in art and 3 in photo), will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant’s commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future. We’ve simplified the grant process so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

    How to Apply:

    All media and genres are accepted. All applicants (visual artists and photographers) 18+ years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at https://innovateartistgrants.org

    Explore the work of Past Innovate Grant recipients and Read their Interviews at https://innovateartistgrants.org

    Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
    Deadline: Deadline: December 15, 2022
    Region: US & International
    Awards: $550.00 USD Grants

    Apply Online Today
    https://innovateartistgrants.org