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2018 A Taste of Ashland Poster Competition

Apologies for the short notice!! The AGA just got this to us yesterday morning, and catching up after dealing with a death in our immediate family caused us to add more to the delay. We sincerely apologize!! However, it does look like they are happy to consider already completed paintings to consider for their 2018 A Taste of Ashland Poster, so if you’re not one of those blazing fast painters, why not spend a quiet evening or tomorrow morning sorting through your portfolio, then submit your best work by the end of the day for a chance to get the local promotion of a lifetime. Here are the details:

Ashland Gallery Association
2018 A Taste of Ashland Poster Competition

The Ashland Gallery Association is seeking artwork for its 2018 A TASTE OF ASHLAND event. Local artists are encouraged to submit images of their work. AGA Gallery, Associate, and Neighboring Arts Organization members may also submit images for artists they represent.

The winner will be publicized in the Ashland Gallery Guide, the ‘Taste’ Event Guide, on the AGA website, and on ‘Taste’ promotional materials including the poster, postcard, maybe T-shirts and/or tote bags.

The Ashland Gallery Guide is distributed to about 12,000 patrons of the arts each year. The Event Guide is distributed to about 3,000.

Submission deadline: December 5, 2017. The poster art will be selected at the December 12, 2017 AGA Membership meeting at Ashland Art Center. The meeting will begin at 6:30 and members will vote on the submissions. Winners will be notified shortly after this meeting.

Submission address:

Routing: send by email to AGA Administrator, Kim Olson: [email protected]

IMPORTANT: The artwork submissions must have a theme related to food or wine. See www.atasteofashland.com to view last year’s image.
The ATOA committee is seeking strong, colorful and broadly appealing images – ones that convey a feeling of joy and fun with friends, and the feeling of “Come to Ashland for great food, wine and art.”  The submissions don’t have to be literal depictions of food and wine, although they can!
Thanks so much for submitting your work.  A Taste of Ashland is the AGA’s annual fundraising effort and a themed image is important for marketing the event.

Additional Submission Guidelines:

– One image may be submitted per artist.
– Submit by email in one of the following files types: JPG (preferred), GIF, TIFF, or PDF (Files not in one of these formats will not be guaranteed to be part of the selection)
– Submissions must be medium-to-high resolution, and must include the artist’s name, phone number, mailing address, and email address.
– Images should be in color and no more than 10MB in size (anything larger will be rejected by the mail server).
– Artwork may be existing or created specifically for the “Taste”.
– Any art medium that can be photographed and printed is eligible.
– The winning artist will be responsible for providing a high-quality image for the printer.
– Any artist who has already been honored becomes eligible to submit again after an interval of five years.

The winning poster artist grants the AGA the right to reproduce his/her artwork for the poster and for publicity of A Taste of Ashland. All proceeds from the promotional use of the image will benefit A Taste of Ashland. The Artist will be credited, where possible, on promotional materials using his/her image.

We look forward to your submission!

“Khuyana” Artist in Residency program in Peruvian Amazon

“Khuyana” AiR program in Peruvian Amazon for 2018.

Khuyana AiR

The residency program “Khuyana” welcomes visual artists, architects, photographers, and other disciplines—national and international—for the period of one month to three months. We encourage residents to develop research and production projects related to the Peruvian Amazon, the community of Cuyana – Iquitos and Amazon ancient cultures (Quichua and Kukama Kukamiria).

The community of Cuyana has its origin in the migration of the Andean Quechua ethnic group to the Peruvian jungle, now known as “Quichua.” The main activities of Cuyana inhabitants are the land and raising livestock. In nearby Kukama Kukamiria, we find a community whose main activity is crafts. There is a tradition in the production of ceramics and balsa wood carving decorated with traditional motifs, vegetable fiber fabrics and other products that represent the cultural wealth held by the Community. Most of the population is still preserving their Amazonian ancient culture but they are losing their original language. The residency program works in close collaboration with the self-management space Correlación Contemporánea, the volunteer program Sami Khuyay – Free School, and the community of San Pablo de Cuyana to offer artistic workshops for children and young people, as well as the care of the infrastructure and space needs.

The studio is called “Wasicha,” a floating indigenous maloka built with traditional techniques and materials of the Amazon ancestral architecture. The Wasicha was originally the center of Sami Khuyay – Free School, whose mission is to strengthen indigenous culture and identity of children and young people of the community. During this time they will host Khuyana artists-in-residence. The Wasicha has a large multipurpose studio, three bedrooms available for artists, two bathroom, kitchenette, a large open space for installations, performances, etc., and camping area (only available from July to December).

Duration: One month up to three months (Residency period: March, April, May 2018)

Number of residents: 6

Residency fee: $700 USD / month

Application Deadline: January 8, 2018

Fee covers:
– Transportation airport – residence – airport (pickup schedule will be provide).
– Welcome session with a traditional Amazon dinner.
– Residency period accommodation in floating amazon maloka with shared rooms.
– Weekly meetings and talks organized by coordinators to exchange information and ideas about a proposed topic.
– The organization is committed to holding two art exhibitions that will show the artist-in-residence products in two cities, the first one in Iquitos at the end of residency period, then pieces will be moving to the second exhibition in Lima.
– The AiR program will provide the space and promotion for resident’s open studios or workshops.
– The AiR program will provide the cultural promotion for resident’s exhibition in social medias, national Tv and/or radio.
– Invitation letters and certificates of participation to the participants will be extended.

+info: [email protected]

More Info: http://www.facebook.com/correlacion.contemporanea

Art Deadlines List 

December 01, 2017 – SPLASH 20 CREATIVE COMPOSITIONS
Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by the North Light team. We have dedicated the 20th edition of Splash Creative Compositions! Composition is the arrangement of the visual elements in your painting. This is quite distinct from the subject of your painting. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2bGHlWY
November 30, 2017 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2018
The 26th annual competition for exhibition at the Limner Gallery. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held in March 1 – 24, 2018 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2wYpkPW OR [email protected]

November 11, 2017 – EXPO 38
b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY will host a competition juried by Cara Manas, Assistant Curator, Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, NY. Selected artists participate in a show at the gallery March 2017. We attempt to show several of each winner’s works. Application Fee. Details: 631 549-5106 OR http://www.bjspokegallery.org/juried-competitions/expo-37 OR [email protected]
November 12, 2017 – OPEN CALL FOR VISUAL ART: FLAT RATE BOX
Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ is planning an open call exhibition opening Dec. 15, 2017. Artists working in all mediums are asked to submit work that fits into a USPS Flat Rate Box, regardless of size upon opening. Artists are encouraged to explore the possibilities of art works that transcend shipping size restrictions. No entry fees, but artists must pay for all shipping. Register by Nov. 12, 2017. No Entry Fee. Details: http://modifiedarts.org/flat-rate-box
November 12, 2017 – NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY
Patterns and Shadows – see the full call at our website listed below- click on Patterns and Shadows. Entry Fee. Details: 917-359-2642 OR http://www.nyc4pa.com OR [email protected]
November 13, 2017 – THE STATE OF AMERICA, JIM RICHARDSON, JUROR
What images reflect your feelings about America today? Are you worried about our political state? Our changing climate? The reality of the American dream for your family and others? Regardless of your opinions or nationality, we welcome images that evoke the broad range of emotions and events of this astounding period in United States history. Entry Fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://photoplacegallery.com/the-state-of-america OR [email protected]
November 13, 2017 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR “OWE”
For the Spring 2018 issue of Oregon Humanities, we want to hear your stories, ideas, thoughts, and arguments on the word “owe.” Explore a contemporary or historical story about indebtedness. Share an experience about a debt that you owe or that is owed to you. Tell us about the complex nature of loyalties, responsibilities, and obligations-individual, communal, or otherwise. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2xE5Bkf
November 18, 2017 – $1,000 PRIZES : MONTHLY MASTERS : INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Juror: Ray Wetzel, Director and Curator, Gadsden Museum of Art. Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis as submissions are received. No Entry Fee. Details:424-781-7947 OR http://monthlymasters.org OR [email protected]
November 30, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL
A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
November 30, 2017 – URBAN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018
This year’s theme is ‘Cities of Connections: People, Places, and Perspectives’. The Contest invites the entrant to submit original photos to be the essence of “The Connected City,” at any time of day, be it poignant, inspiring, quirky or amusing. Each entrant may submit one photo that represents one hour of the day, up to a total of 24 photos (each for a different hour of the day). No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2dzluPk
November 30, 2017 – AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017
The contest is organised by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
November 30, 2017 – THE SHARED DREAM CHAPBOOK CONTEST
In times of anti-immigrant sentiment and racial intolerance, Backbone Press is pleased to announce The Shared Dream Chapbook Contest for immigrant poets. The winning manuscript with be published by Backbone Press, and the author will receive a prize of $250. Submit chapbook-length manuscripts, 18-30 pages. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wTazNd
December 08, 2017 – ARTISTS IN ACTION
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center seeks artists working in any media to submit proposals to set up a working studio space in the Main Gallery for 1-2 week periods. These studios will be set up much like a “booth,” utilizing the artist’s own supplies and equipment. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://bitly.com/2xDQUhd OR [email protected]
December 10, 2017 – 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
International Photographer of the Year creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. IPOTY celebrates creativity, ambition and supports artists to develop and present their work through competition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2szsFQq
December 11, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES BIG FUN ART!
BIG FUN ART! seeks to capture a jovial and exuberant spirit. There may be a profound subtext, but on the surface the jury is looking for works that possess a boldness in color, an exaggeration in scale, abundance in repetition, dynamic in pattern, or playful in subject. All media welcome; small to large-scale works sought; indoor and outdoor works to be included; cash awards. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://annmariegarden.wufoo.com/forms/artist-application-big-fun-art OR [email protected]
December 16, 2017 – $5,000 IN CASH PRIZES : DAVE BOWN PROJECTS
Jurors: Alison Ferris, Senior Curator, Des Moines Art Center; Rachel Gustafson, Assistant Curator, Norton Museum of Art. Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis as submissions are received. Entry Fee. Details: 917-365-5265 OR http://davebownprojects.com OR [email protected]
January 09, 2018 – CALL TO ARTISTS – CASH AWARDS – JURIED EXHIBIT
Embracing Our Differences seeks submissions for its 15th annual outdoor juried exhibit celebrating diversity to be displayed April – May 2018 in Sarasota, FL USA. 15 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. Since 2004, the exhibit has been viewed by more than 2,400,000 visitors. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel. $3,000 in awards. No Entry Fee. Details: 941-928-0567 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art OR [email protected]
January 12, 2018 – ART IN PUBLIC PLACES KNOXVILLE
Art in Public Places (AIPP), now in its 11th year, is a featured presentation of Dogwood Arts. In partnership with the City of Knoxville, Art in Public Places is a juried exhibition of large-scale sculptures created by exceptional local, regional and national artists. The 2018-2019 Exhibition will feature up to twenty (20) sculptures. The selected works will be exhibited from March 2018-2019. Entry Fee. Details:http://dogwoodarts.submittable.com/submit/48778/art-in-public-places-2018-artist-application OR [email protected]

Calls to Artists for October 2017 and Beyond

Calls to Artists for October 2017 and Beyond

This collection of artist opportunities includes international shows, juried exhibitions, calls for proposals, a call for elementary students’ art, an art festival in Indian Wells, and a writer’s retreat in Iceland. Themes include botanicals, animals, endangered species, photography, taste & smell,  teachers against prejudice, art inspired by the novel Frankenstein, portraits (this one is for members of the Portrait Society only). They have been briefly reviewed to ensure eligibility of Oregon artists. Deadlines start at October 8, 2017 and extend through March 16, 2018

October 08, 2017 – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ARTIST ALL ABSTRACT COMPETITION

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International 2017 “ALL Abstractions” Art Competition. Competition opens September 10, 2017 and closes October 7, 2017. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all medium artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held. Awards will be given. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2017-abstractions OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – THE ESSENCE OF MONOCHROME

The international jury is looking for snapshots in black and white, without any topical restrictions, that capture the essence of monochromatic moments. Black and white photographs require the viewer to use the power of creative imagination and interpret compositions individually. Relying upon pure emotions and constructions, the organizing committee believes in the essence of monochrome. Application Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vDOyxX OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

artspace is taking proposals for exhibitions in the 2nd half of 2018 & 1st first month of 2019. Submit proposals Sept. 1 thru Oct. 8, 2017. Submissions thru online form only accepted until 11:59 pm, 10/8/2017. $25 proposal fee required. Proposals may be made for individual, group or joint shows. Selected Exhibitors will be notified by December 15, 2017. Entry Fee. Details: 804-232-6464 OR http://artspacegallery.org/proposal_submission.shtml OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – 2017 BOTANIK

THEME: Plants, Flowers, Herbs, Trees Las Laguna Gallery presents BotaniK. For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that explore plants. Works that show flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, succulents, etc. to be considered All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. Entry Fee. Details: 949-667-1803 OR http://www.laslagunagallery.com/botanik OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – ENDANGERED FINE ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2017

Online, juried contest. $7,000 prize money. Miami exhibition Art Week, Dec 6-9. Entry donations go to Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans & chimpanzees. Interpret ENDANGERED through: • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats OR • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats. Young Artists category, birthdays on/after Oct 1 ’98. Entry Fee. Details: http://art4apes.com/ OR [email protected]

October 10, 2017 – TASTE & SMELL

Taste and Smell are two sensory impressions, which are represented in art in a low level. What is good or bad taste? How do we realize smell? What about taste in cooking, art, choosing opportunities, … and the smell of danger, joy, flowers, the sea, …? VOS #7 is now calling for digital artworks who give these two tastemakers an appearance. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uMvulp

October 15, 2017 – TEACHERS AGAINST PREJUDICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART CONTEST

Open to students in grades 1-4 in any country. Submit artwork on the theme of “Cooperation and Understanding” in jpeg format by e-mail or on disk. First and second prizes ($100-$150) awarded in two categories. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2v9XhMV

October 15, 2017 – ANIMALS CALL FOR ENTRY ONLINE ART SHOW

THEME- According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of animal is: “any living thing that is not a plant.” PAY IT FORWARD- We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to the Humane Society. ELIGIBILITY- All artists 18 and over may enter. ENTRY FEE- $20 for 1 or 2 pieces AWARDS- Cash prizes will be given. Please see prospectus for more information. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/2w7nV5A OR [email protected]

October 16, 2017 – A CELEBRATION OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS, KAT KIERNAN, JUROR

In this exhibition we celebrate the creative process in making photographs. We seek photographs that reflect the photographer’s careful and conscious choices in making the image. Any subject, any genre, and any capture or process are welcome. The exhibition will be curated by Kat Kiernan, the publisher of the print magazine Don’t Take Pictures. Entry Fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://photoplacegallery.com/celebration-creative-process OR [email protected]

October 16, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Exhibition is Nov 19 – Dec 31, 2017; The Monmouth Museum’s intent is to offer artists’ views of a positive future for their lives, our lives and our shared world. For this juried exhibition all visual arts media applications will be considered. All artists age 18+ Must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last 5 years. Entry Fee. Details: 732-224-1989 OR http://monmouthmuseum.submittable.com/submit OR [email protected]

October 17, 2017 – LENS CULTURE | EMERGING TALENT AWARDS 2017

We’re excited to open this year’s Emerging Talent Awards, our search for the world’s best emerging photographers! We’re seeking entries from the global photography community who have yet to receive exposure on the world stage, our aim is to discover fresh and inspiring visions from the next great image makers. Our international jury will select and showcase the work of 50 outstanding talents. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wSHXDK

October 18, 2017 – ILLUMINATE PHOTOGRAPHY CALL FOR ENTRY

Theme | illuminate Join The Center for Fine Art Photography for this exciting event by submitting your photographs to our ILLUMINATE call for entry and exhibition. All subject matter, genres, capture types, post production processes and sizes are eligible for selection for the Illuminate exhibition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wBKUoO OR [email protected]

October 20, 2017 – 16TH ANNUAL INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL

200 artists selected by jury, primary deadline Oct. 20, 2017. 60 places held for the second deadline Jan. 8, 2018. Open to all media artists, 15 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed-media, printmaking, photography, and other 2-dimensional, sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art, and found art Application Fee. Details: 760-346-0042 OR [email protected] OR http://www.indianwellsartsfestival.com

October 31, 2017 – ARTISTS’ CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each academic year. Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups and solo. MPC Art Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2018 – 2019 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. $25. entry fee. Deadline October 31, 2017 Email for prospectus. Information (831) 646-3060. Entry Fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR http://bitly.com/2sL9HXd OR [email protected]

October 31, 2017 – ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT

The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award offers talented writers in need of financial support an opportunity to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat in Reykjavík, Iceland in April, 2018. Anyone who is aged 18 or over on April 11, 2018 is eligible to apply. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wBFRot

November 02, 2017 – PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA’S 2017 MEMBERS ONLY COMPETITION

The Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition is held annually and open to all Portrait Society members. This fall we are offering five unique categories in which to enter: Commissioned Portrait, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Out of the Box, Self-Portrait, and Still Life. Award winners will be chosen for each category and will 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 30, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof

December 10, 2017 – 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

International Photographer of the Year creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. IPOTY celebrates creativity, ambition and supports artists to develop and present their work through competition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2szsFQq

March 16, 2018 – HAGGIN MUSEUM 60TH JURIED EXHIBITION

Open juried National competition and exhibition. Over $5000 in cash prizes. Categories are: Acrylic, Oil, Water Media, Mixed Media & Graphics, Sculpture, Pastel $25 first entry, $20 each additional up to five (5) Entry Fee. Details: http://www.stocktonartleague.org OR [email protected]

October 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

October at Art du Jour Gallery:

IN THE SALON

Southern Oregon Artist Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

The Beloved Watercolors of Dodie Hamilton 

We are blessed to have as our Salon special guest artist during October and November Dodie Hamilton-Brandon.  Dodie was an Art du Jour Gallery member for several years and is also a founding member of Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland.  She has exhibited in several other Oregon galleries over the decades and her paintings hang in private homes, offices and commercial establishments across America and abroad.  The long list of awards and honors she has accumulated over many years of painting is truly impressive.  Her work is noted for vibrant color and the fluid, sparkling quality of her watercolor medium.  Her subjects range from realistic florals and landscapes to mixed media abstracts, but she is best known for her renditions of iris, her favorite flower. 

A native of Missouri, Dodie grew up on a farm and was very much influenced by the verdant fields, flowers and changing skies.  She attended the Northwest Missouri State University, graduating with a degree in art and English, subjects she taught for many years in California schools.  During those years she mainly worked in oils, acrylics, and pen and ink.  “I moved to the Rogue Valley in 1982 and discovered watercolor as a medium for painting.  It flows and glows and is such a spontaneous way to paint that I became totally involved in it.  The results may be bad, good, or indifferent but the process itself is to me totally magnificent.” 

Until she retired a few years ago, Dodie taught her watercolor techniques to countless eager students here in the Rogue Valley and is beloved by all.  She enjoys traveling and still takes workshops with other well-known artists.

Be sure to join us at Art du Jour Gallery on Third Friday, October 20th, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet Dodie and enjoy her marvelous works of art. 

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon

UP FRONT

Enter Our “People’s Choice” Watercolor Contest!

A $50 prize and a blue ribbon will be awarded to the winner of our “People’s Choice” watercolor contest.  The winner will be determined by the votes of gallery visitors during October, and all contest entries are due by the end of September.  To enter, call, e-mail or drop by the gallery for an entry form.  Entry fee is $20 per framed original painting.  The winning painting will be exhibited in the gallery during November.  Contest artwork will be on display during October and we encourage you to drop by the gallery and vote for your favorite painting!    

ON OUR FEATURE WALL

“Autumn Bounty” is Feature Wall Theme

Lovely paintings of harvested Rogue Valley hay fields, cornucopias of ripe Rogue Valley pears, grapes, cherries and other fruits, and renderings of fall colors in watercolor, oils, acrylics and photography await our visitors during October on our Feature Wall.  What a beautiful season fall is!  Come and enjoy it at Art du Jour Gallery!

Artists!  Join Art du Jour Gallery!

Art du Jour Gallery welcomes artists of any medium to apply for membership in our artists’ cooperative.  We have display space for you in our fine art gallery and invite you to visit Art du Jour at 213 E. Main Street in Medford and fill out an application.  Bring in three or four gallery-ready examples of your work for jurying.  Come join us!  (541) 770-3190.

Third Friday

Join us at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, on Friday, October 20th, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet special guest artist Dodie Hamilton and many Art du Jour Gallery artists as well.  Our reception will include the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams.  Appetizers and wine will be served.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon

RGAC Fall 2017 Catalogue and New Exhibits

 October                        3 2017 artblast Alx Fox    
Detail of DARK MOON IN AUTUMN by Alx Fox

NEW EXHIBIT! 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind:

Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton,
Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

September 29 – November 10, 2017

Johnson Keith Landscape                  in Transformation and Balance

Keith Johnson, Landscape in Transformation and Balance,

Reception: Friday, October 20, 5:00-8:00 pm

Artists explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson creates artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world.

IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

The Fall catalog is out! Also see our Fall classes our website!
Adult Classes and Youth Classes

ADULTS

Instructor Alx Fox’s paintings are currently in our main gallery exhibit!

Intuitive Abstracts with Alx Fox
Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, 10am-2pm
Acrylic – All skill levels are welcome.
Loosen up and have a painting adventure. Join award winning painter and instructor Alx Fox for an exciting workshop that will bring freshness to your art. Create a more vibrant and exciting painting as Alx teaches various blending techniques and use of materials that will add texture and interest to your art. Use outside the box tools and techniques. Learn layering and imbedding methods to create interesting effects.
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Rogue Studio Life Drawing Sessions, Uninstructed life drawing
Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 6-8:30pm
Drop-in Tuesday evenings for two and a half hours of moderated uninstructed life drawing sessions in the Rogue Studio.
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YOUTH

Young Artists’ Studio ages 7-11 with Jenny Calaba
Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18,25, November 1,8, 3:30-5pm
In this exciting workshop young artists will get their hands in clay, explore printmaking, create colorful mosaics, and much more!
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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

Ashland Art Center September 2017 Art Walk, Studio Classes and More

 

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September 2017 &
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CLASSES, EVENTS, NEWS
Check out our new line up of fall classes. Something for everyone!  We are offering space for small parties as well as private events for team building, girl’s night out and birthday parties. Imagine how fun it will be to relax, laugh, bring your own refreshments and learn painting, drawing, felting, clay, jewelry making and more with your friends and colleagues. Our “sip” series line up for fall has lots to offer. Students can bring a bottle of wine and their favorite snacks or purchase wine from our new wine bar at Ashland Art Center and make art. Platt Anderson Cellars offers wine by the glass or bottle with a 20% discount for students taking a class.  
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First Friday Event at AAC

September First Friday

FREE Community Art Event

September 1 @ 5:00 pm  8:00 pm

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Featured Photographer: John Kirk 

Show:  An Extraordinary Point of View

Award winning local photographer John Kirk presents new work as Featured Photographer for September First Friday Art Walk at Ashland Art Center Photographer’s Gallery.  John displays a unique style of capturing artistic images and he searches for unusual and dynamic landscapes wherever his travels have taken him.  John has traveled extensively throughout the West from the Lavender fields of Sequim, Washington, the farm lands of Oregon and the Red Rock Country of the Southwest.  John has shown his work and taken the top awards at many fine art shows throughout the West.Featured Studio Artists: Darlene Southworth will be displaying her work along with Mabrie Ormes and Matt Witt.

Show:  A Show of paintings by the 2017 Artists in Residence at the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

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   Darlene Southworth

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                                                                           Mabrie Ormes

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Featured Gallery Artist: Jo Ann Manzone

Show: Sustainable Attainable

Jo Ann Manzone, a felter natural dyer and botanical printer will be featuring her natural dyed and eco printed creations during September’s First Friday Art walk at Ashland Art Center.  She has a studio at Ashland Art Center where she creates and teaches.

 



September and Beyond: Workshops & Classes

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Adult Spanish Class Introductory Level with Jenna Zapata

$37.50 for 3 sessions, includes materials. October and November sessions, $50 for 4 sessions. 

Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Experience an adult Spanish class that brings out your inner child and takes you back to a time when learning was fun and exciting.  Our classes offer an interactive environment where introductory Spanish is celebrated, spoken and learned by everyone!  A new series will start in October and another one in November.  Each series will cover a new topic.

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Art Party with Art Van Kraft

$30 

September 6, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Class maximum 25

Art Party is a different type of painting event…It’s a 2-hour class of creativity with food, drink and music.  It’s also a chance to work with a professional artist and maybe learn some more about art. You will be guided in the creation of an original painting. The painting is carefully chosen to give you the best possible experience.  I will use examples from the old masters, details of famous paintings and contemporary art works.  The paintings are designed to allow everyone to complete a work of art and have fun doing it.  This is a BYOB event.  Also bring your favorite drink and food. We have a wine and appetizer table set up that continues to grow. All art supplies, including paints, brushes, easel, apron, and a 16 X 20 inch canvas are provided. Doors open at 6:00 pm, painting will start at 6:30. Instructor needs a head count so RSVP and pay on the homepage: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-VgMwFjbf/.  

If you don’t want to pay in advance, you can send me a message or call me and I will add you to the list. [email protected] or (805) 338-8073

Check out our artist/instructors page:

https://www.saatchiart.com/account/profile/408941www.artvankraft.com

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Botanical Print Workshop with Jo Ann Manzone

$125, includes one silk scarf and sample pieces of silk for printing.

September 10, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Take advantage of the fall tannin rich leaves and learn the art of botanical printing.  Students will be given samples of different types of silk to work with and will learn how to use an iron blanket to create depth of color and texture in the silk. Students can bring a few additional silk pieces to play with or purchase additional scarves from instructor.  Depending upon the number of students we have, you may be able to print one or two additional pieces.  Bring a snack or lunch. 

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Sip and Bead with Dixie Polakoff

$35 plus a $5 material fee paid to instructor 

September 13, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to make a beaded necklace or bracelet using basic stringing techniques with jewelry artist, Dixie Polakoff.  You can use instructor’s beads for a $5 material fee or use your own.  Bring your own wine and snacks or purchase wine by the glass or bottle from Platt Anderson Cellars located at the art center.  Platt Anderson Cellars are offering a 20% discount on bottles.

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Screen Printing with Sunny Lindley

$90 plus $20 material fee paid to instructor

September 14, 21, & 28, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

After school Program, Ages 13-17

In this 3 week class series students will have the opportunity to learn the three basic steps for screen printing:  art preparation, creating a screen using the photo emulsion process and silk screen printing.  Following the series students will have the opportunity to participate in open studio Tuesdays offering the time needed with oversight to complete independent projects.

Sunny Lindley started a screen printing company in 2010 as a cooperative endeavor under the name Critical Eggplant.  Since 2012 she has created and sold over 1700 screen printed items through her business Sundial Arts Eco-Apparel and currently enjoys a sewing and screen printing studio where she creates practical comfortable artisan clothing that reflect ecological and social values worth wearing on your sleeve.  Here is what one of her students had to say about her class, “Sunny is an amazing teacher with so much knowledge and skill.  Her classes are so inspiring and energizing.  What an amazing opportunity to have this awesome artist teach locally. Ten stars!

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Understanding the Power of Color with Linda Dixon

$15 

September 14, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

This class will cover basic color theory.  Discussion of color schemes, with examples will be the core of the class.  We will also do a few hands-on exercises.  All materials included.  Please register by Tuesday, September 12.  

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Seascape in Oil with Linda Dixon

$45 

September 14 & 21, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Class minimum 3, maximum 10

In this two session paint along class, we will paint a seascape.  It will be a simple scene of a breaking wave and rocks.  There will be discussion of the anatomy of waves, lighting, foam patterns and sea spray.  All materials included.

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Color Mixing with Linda Dixon

$15 

September 21, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

Learning to mix color is one of the most difficult aspects of painting.  This class will give you a basic framework for your exploration.  We will do hands-on exercises while we discuss theory.  All materials included.  Please register by September 19.

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Collecting Dreams – Fanciful Clay Figures with Nadine Gay

$180 plus $25 material fee paid to instructor, (includes, clay, tools, firing and glaze).

September 23 – November 4, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tap your imagination for this fun filled clay sculpture class.  You will learn how to construct a medium size figure sculpture for your garden or home.  No previous experience is needed. The class is designed for all levels. I provide individual guidance and instruction and facilitate the creative process. Come play with me this fall!

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Drawing and Painting Series 1 with Deb Van Poolen

$60 each series, plus $20 material fee paid to instructor

Series 1:  September 27, October 4, 11 & 18 

Series 2: October 25, November 1, 8 & 15.

Ages 12-16

This is an excellent opportunity for children to be exposed to the very foundational underpinnings of artistic expression.  In the first part of each class students will learn basic elements of design through creative exploration of shape, line, color and texture.  In the second part, students will use those elements of design to experiment with basic principles of design such as unity, variety and repetition.  This class will be very exciting for all who attend.

Series 1 Find out more »

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Mixing Greens for Landscape and Still Life with Linda Dixon

$15 

September 28, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

If you struggle to get natural looking greens in your landscapes and still life paintings this class is for you.  Hands on exercises and discussion about observation of your subject matter.  All materials included.  Please register by September 26.  

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Printmaking Studio Sessions with Amy Godard

$88 plus $5 material fee paid to instructor

October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

$88 plus $5 material fee paid to instructor

November 7, 14, 21, & 28; 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

$66 plus $5 material fee paid to instructor

December 5, 12 & 19, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Printmaking Studio Sessions is a new studio format replacing open studio.  In these sessions, students will explore techniques such as lino-cut, wood-cut, mono-print, screen-print and non-toxic etching.  Come with your previous knowledge or none at all to use our presses, plates, chisels, inks, etchant and other printmaking tools.  By the end of each session you will have a new edition of prints.  Bring your ideas and sketchbooks so you can choose a printmaking method you would like to explore.  Sign ups are due one week before the beginning of each session, so sign up early.

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November Series Find out more »

December Series Find out more »

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Wine and Clay The Amazing Teapot with Nadine Gay

$35

October 6, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minimum 4, Maximum 10

Hand build your very own whimsical teapot with easy step by step instructions and templates. Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week.  Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room upstairs.  The class fee includes hands on instruction, clay and firing.  Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week, (your piece will be ready to be picked up within 3 weeks), or take any drop in clay class to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance.  No clay experience necessary.

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The Magic of Mandalas, Fun+Art+Wine with Diane Doyle

$35 plus a $5 material fee paid to instructor 

October 11, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

An evening of fun and spontaneous self-expression.  Using collage techniques, glitter, colored pencils, paper and stickers, create a personal mandala.  Silence your inner critic and give yourself permission to create.  By choosing images for your mandala that represent joy, prosperity, peace and wellness you can begin to attract those gifts for yourself, for your community and for your world. Bring your own wine and snacks or purchase wine by the glass or bottle from Platt Anderson Cellars located at the art center.  They are offering a 20% discount on bottles to class participants.

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Vibrant Painting with Transparent Colors

$15 

October 12, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

Get to know your colors in terms of transparency and opacity and learn to make the most of their gifts.  Add sparkle and juicy color to your work.  We will experiment with acrylics, but the techniques can be used with oil.  All materials included.  Please register by October 10. 

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Non Dominant Hand Painting with Linda Dixon

$25.00 

October 12, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Class minimum 3, maximum 12

Create vibrant, intuitive paintings with your non dominant hand.  We will use transparent fluid acrylics to explore a variety of techniques and tools as we explore abstract and non objective subjects.  All materials included.  Please register by October 10.

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Wine and Clay Pinch Pot with Stephanie Friedman

$35 

October 13, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Make a pinch pot planter.  We will make a simple functional small plant pot using the pinch method.  Students can add texture or other small sculptural embellishments.  You will have the choice to create a hanging planter or one that sits on a table.

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Autumn Felted Scarf Class with Jo Ann Manzone

$75 plus $10 material fee paid to instructor

October 14, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn how to make a beautifully felted autumn scarf.  Students will learn how to lay out wool on silk and play with surface design techniques to create a one-of-a-kind scarf.  Designs can be simple or have lots of texture and depth.

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Wine and Clay Garden Gnomes with Lisa Eldredge

October 20, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minimum 4, Maximum 12

Back by popular demand, Lisa will use the technique of soft slab building to make whimsical garden gnomes. Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week.  Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room upstairs.  The class fee includes hands on instruction, clay and firing.  Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week, (your piece will be ready to be picked up within 3 weeks), or take any drop in clay class to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance.  No clay experience necessary.

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Ugly Pumpkins Sip and  Felt with Jo Ann Manzone

$35

October 25, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to  make a felted pumpkin using a resist.  Create unique shapes and designs.  We will use a combination of wet felting and needle felting for embellishment.

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Introduction to Oil Painting with Linda Dixon

$95.00 plus $25 material fee paid to instructor

October 26, November 2, 9 & 16, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Class minimum 4, maximum 10

Great for beginners or those needing a refresher.  Learn about materials and basic painting techniques.  We will create two paintings over the course of four weeks.  First, we will paint a fall landscape with birch trees, then a still life with pumpkins or gourds.  I use an easy step by step demonstration method.  Please register by 10/23.

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Wine and Clay Leaf Candle Holders with Liz O’Brien

$35

October 27, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minimum 4, Maximum 10

Spend a Friday evening with friends creating leaf candle holders. Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week.  Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room upstairs.  The class fee includes hands on instruction, clay and firing.  Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week, (your piece will be ready to be picked up within 3 weeks), or take any drop in clay class to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance.  No clay experience necessary.

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Sip, Felt, Stitch Holiday Vessels with Jo Ann Manzone

$35

December 13, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to make a felted vessel using a resist.  We will be embellishing the vessels with beads and other bling.

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Once Monthly Art Classes

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Art Journaling Clinic-with Elaine Frenett: Clouds

$20, $25 with materials provided  

Third Friday of Each Month @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

September 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  

As the evenings cool, foliage takes a turn towards brilliance.  Layering juicy transparent watercolor can capture that glow.  Come learn how to add that to your fall images with Elaine’s demo and your experimentation. Short demo first hour, then bring a small sheet of watercolor paper or your journal and working materials and get help/suggestions with hands on work. Classes are held upstairs in Elaine’s Studio #13.  Because of limited space, please register and pay previous to this casual, fun gathering with our intimate, small group.  Contact Elaine at [email protected] or 541-944-2196.
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Misc. Media:  Collage Dreams with Susanne Petermann

$25 Day-Rate, includes materials

Third Friday of Each Month @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

September 15

Joint a casual session of collage-making with magazine and calendar images, in a fun and meditative atmosphere. I will guide you through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft that will become a reflection of your inner life. Bring images if you like, but all materials are provided. Email Susanne at [email protected] to reserve your space or call Susanne at 541 773-9484.

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Drop-In & Day Rate Youth and Adult Art Classes

These designated art classes are part of our core education program here at the Art Center, and are offered at the same day, time, and cost throughout the year unless otherwise noted. No need to register in advance, just come the day of class and pay at the front desk!  

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For those of you who would like to pay for a series of drop in classes, we are now offering punch cards that can be prepaid.  They are convenient and make great gifts!

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FREE EXPRESSIONS: Saturdays

FREE Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Express yourself every Saturday in this fun class for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Guided projects will include drawing, painting, cartooning, fiber arts, and more! The focus will be on composition, design, spontaneous expression, collaborative art, accidental art and most of all fun. See the online calendar for more info!

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Lego Builders and Makers: First Sunday of each Month

$5

First Sunday of each month 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 

September 3

A large selection of sorted-out Legos are laid out for builders of all ages (4 and up).  Each month will feature pieces to build in a rotating theme.  themes are cars and strange vehicles, space, houses, castles, landscapes and animals and robots.  The lego pieces are easy to find because they are separated out into many boxes.  Students are free to invent whatever they want with the pieces available.  The lego lady, Helga Motley is available for tips and help.  The legos are reused for future classes, so students will not be able to take their finished creations home.  Parents are welcome to build alongside their children.

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Short Pose Figure Drawing with Ann DiSalvo

$9 members, $10 non-members

Mondays @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Uninstructed Short Pose Figure Drawing moderated by Ann DiSalvo  This weekly gestures figure drawing session has short and long poses up to 25 minutes. Drop In. Unclothed model. Adults only. Bring your own non-toxic materials.

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Ceramics for Kids with Liz Obrien

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing  CANCELLED ON SEPTEMBER 4TH.

Mondays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A fun way for kids to explore the world of clay! Max 10 students.

Child requirements for parents:

Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class

Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult

All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.

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Ceramics: Kids Clay with Keeley Bittner

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A special clay class created just for kids! Join clay instructor Keeley Bittner for a special clay class tailored just for young people. Explore the medium and make some cool stuff! Max 10 students

Child requirements for parents:

Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class

Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult

All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.

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Pottery and Hand-Building with Liz O’Brien & Jeff Edwards

$15, plus clay and firing.  

Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This class is intended for students ranging from beginners to advanced ceramicists looking for greater aesthetic achievement.  The class is for both throwing on the wheel and hand-building techniques and covers attachments of all sorts, advice on storage and maintaining works in progress as well as glazing and finishing pieces.
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Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$15 day-rate plus clay & firing 

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in session.

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 Oil & Acrylic Studio with Linda Dixon

$20, plus $5 material fee to use instructor supplies, none if you bring your own.  

Class Maximum: 12

Wednesdays @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Select your own subject matter to work on.  Linda will help you with your process and solve problems as needed. Demonstrations on subjects & techniques are a regular feature, with students determining content. Studio is open to most skill levels. Those never having painted are encouraged to take Linda’s introductory level class first. Students without supplies may bring a canvas and use the instructor’s supplies for a material fee of $5 per session or bring your own supplies at no cost. Contact Linda at [email protected] to reserve your spot.

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Drawing and Painting with Deb Van Poolen

$10 drop in

Thursdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 

Ages 8-12

This is an excellent opportunity for children to be exposed to the very foundational underpinnings of artistic expression.  Students will learn basic elements of design through creative exploration of shape, line, color and texture.

Find out more »

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Felting Friday with Liza Hamilton

$10 Drop-In, Includes Materials

Fridays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn the easy and fun art of needle-felting wool, and create your own collection of cute, furry, and unique animal miniatures! All materials included, no experience necessary.  Due to the use of a sharp felting needle, recommended for ages 8+, unless with accompanying adult! Held in the AAC classroom.

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Private Sessions

The following artists are offering private sessions to students who are interested in one on one instruction.

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Private Sessions with Jo Ann Manzone

$45 per hour, $125 for 3 hours
Want to improve your technical skills in the area’s of wet felting, botanical printing and natural dyeing or are you a beginner and want to learn the basic’s?  Jo Ann offers private learning opportunities throughout the year.  Get that one on one attention to address your personal needs. Contact Jo Ann at [email protected]
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Private Sessions with David Lorenz Winston

$55 per hour, $135 for 3 hours

David Lorenz Winston is an internationally acclaimed photographer.  His gentle and honest critiquing skills have consistently helped photographers and artists take their work to the next level.  He is also available for local one on one photographic outings and instruction in Photoshop.  For more information contact David at [email protected], http://davidlorenzwinston.com/mentoring



Artist Services

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Get your art work photographed with Gabriel Al-Rifai

First Tuesday of Each Month @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

September 5

Get your 2D and 3D art photographed, $15 per image for AAC members, $20 per image for non-members.  General images delivered via drop box and include full resolution and web size jpegs. Please text Gabriel at (541) 810-8792 to set up an appointment time.  Gabe recently moved to Ashland from Houston, TX where he ran a boutique photo and video studio for 6 years.  His client base ran the gamut from portraits, weddings & products to creating promotional and fundraising media.  His passion lies in conceptual photography and is the vehicle for his personal expression and art.

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Platt Anderson Cellars will be opening a tasting space at Ashland Art Center.  They feature Southern Oregon wines sourced from Southern Oregon grapes, mainly the Rogue and Applegate Valleys.  Small award winning wines from a small handcrafted boutique winery.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12 – 6 pm and First Fridays 5 – 8 pm.

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Central Art Supply

Need art supplies?  Come shop at Central Art Supply, Ashland Art Center location.  Open daily 10 am to 6 pm.



All Classes and Events held at Ashland Art Center unless otherwise specified.
Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520

Calls to Artists – Deadlines from August 27 to October 31

Calls to Artists – Deadlines from August 27 to October 31


August 28, 2017 – LACDA 2017 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION

Call to artists for all styles of artwork and photography utilizing digital processes. Winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on museum quality paper shown in a solo exhibit in main gallery September 14-October 7, 2017. Ten second place winners also exhibited. Curating Jurors: Anna Katz, Assistant Curator: MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Dhyandra Lawson, Associate Curator: LACMA, L.A. County Museum of Art. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1nMYjWC

August 30, 2017 – MAIL ART, “PAIN”, OPEN CALL

The Hoyt Gallery at the USC Keck School of Medicine presents “PAIN2”, a mail in art show featuring images depicting physical and mental pain. PAIN2 will run from September 1 – Oct 27, 2017 Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2017. Pain C/O Curriculum Office Keck School of Medicine at USC 1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM 200 Los Angeles, CA 90089 No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.facebook.com/PainArtShow

August 30, 2017 – ARBOREAL: AN OPEN CALL FOR ARTWORK ABOUT TREES

Manifest presents an open call to artists worldwide working in any media to share works that either directly or indirectly address the topic of trees or related aspects. The theme is open to wide interpretation; works may explore various avenues of thought around the tree, its dependents, or its wood.There is no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Entry Fee. Details: 513-861-3638 OR http://www.manifestgallery.org/arboreal/index.html

August 31, 2017 – CREATIVE AGING GRANTS IN TENNESSEE

Successful projects will encourage senior creativity, physical activity, and/or community engagement through the arts. Outcomes can include using the arts for improved health and wellness; lifelong learning; reduced isolation and increased social and community connections; and/or increased positive attitudes/perceptions about aging. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2u1nzQT

August 31, 2017 -ILUSTRARTE 2018

The contest is organised by the EDP Foundation, Lisbon. Each participant should register online at the ILUSTRARTE website, and upload the files of 3 illustrations, unpublished or published after the 1st of January 2015. The 3 illustrations must be based on the same theme. Theme, technique and medium are at the discretion of the artist. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qUK5tc

August 31, 2017 – SEEKING WITTY, COURAGEOUS WRITING AND ART/PHOTOGRAPHY

Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is gearing up to produce our September Issue and wants your best writing, artwork, and photography. Please read us first. No previously published work. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2u1r5uw

August 31, 2017 – ENCHANTING TRAVELS TRAVEL WRITER AWARD

Enchanting Travels offers custom, tailor-made journeys to 32 destinations in Africa, South America, Asia and India. To celebrate the fascinating stories that can only be experienced when one travels, we award the Enchanting Travels Travel Writer Grant. The winner receives USD$1,000, as well as the opportunity to take up an internship or write your thesis at Enchanting Travels. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uWaTq2

August 31, 2017 – FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO GET A PATRON OR SPONSOR

Ongoing – A Free Online webinar that will teach you methods to find Patrons and Sponsors for your art. You will learn how one artist got Apple Computers and Bose Sound to sponsor art work and art projects and also how individual donors and Patrons can be solicited. There is also an option to extend your education in other areas. All those who register for the free webinar get a free booklet right away on how one artist got invited to the Whitney Biennial. No Entry Fee. Details: http://yourartmentor.com/patronsandsponsors2

August 31, 2017 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | A SHOW OF HEADS

A SHOW OF HEADS is a thematic group exhibition of work that includes and/or is based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, October 18 – November 11, 2017 and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/29zd75B OR [email protected]

September 03, 2017 – IMAGO GALLERY | ART OF PROTEST

12th Annual National Juried Exhibit: Art of Protest – IMAGO is seeking artworks created in all media that address ideas regarding protest. Style and materials can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity. IMAGO is not accepting video art or time-based works for this juried exhibit. Content of artwork is open to interpretation of the theme. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2rNVj30

September 08, 2017 – ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017

The contest is organised by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages. The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, challenging, original and beautiful, but most of all, pictures that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qwI4jr

September 08, 2017 – DRAWING | SHADES OF GRAY

Shades of Gray offers artists a chance to win recognition and have their work featured in Drawing magazine. The competition is open to all work created entirely in black, white, and gray in media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1TxbeFz

September 10, 2017 – CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, ALL CITYSCAPES CAGO

Announces a Call for Artists to Participate in the ALL Cityscapes Competition. Deadline is 08/12/2017 Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2017-cityscapes

September 10, 2017 – CRAFTBOSTON 2018 CALL FOR ENTRY

Presented by the nonprofit Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston is among the premier juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft in the U.S. The twice-annual show features the most outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Apply now! Application Fee. Details: 617-266-1810 OR http://www.societyofcrafts.org/craftboston OR [email protected]

September 12, 2017 – MANHATTAN ARTS CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT GRANTS

Funding is provided for projects in the performing, literary, media, and visual arts, ranging from folk/traditional forms to contemporary and socially-engaged artistic practices. Creative Engagement strongly supports the payment of artist fees. Grants are $750 to $8,000. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2sCpwCw

September 13, 2017 – THE CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Enter for your chance to exhibit in New York City! The Chelsea International Photography Competition is organized by Agora Gallery and features separate amateur and professional categories. With a distinguished panel of jurors and prizes valued at more than $55,000, it is an opportunity for photographers to introduce the world to their art! Entry Fee. Details: http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/photography OR [email protected]

September 13, 2017 – SMACK MELON | FALL 2017 EXHIBITION : UPROOT

The exhibition will form around curated artworks, artifacts, objects, mandates, proposals, performances, and public programs. In collaboration with curators, collectives, and artists we will directly consider artwork and public programs that address: social justice issues, earth justice issues, creative action, and the future of the arts. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uWMeBM

September 15, 2017 – GRANTS

The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund invites grant applications from visual artists who are aged 40 years and over and who live within 150 miles of Washington, DC. Artists working in performance, video, and film are not eligible for Bader Fund grants. To download an application form, visit the Bader Fund website. In 2016, the Bader Fund awarded seven grants totaling $105,000. No Entry Fee. Details: 202-288-4608 OR http://www.baderfund.org OR [email protected]

September 17, 2017 – CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! 2017 FOG FEST PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Get ready now to enter your photos in the 2017 Fog Fest Photography Contest, coordinated by Sanchez Art Center in partnership with the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce. Four divisions provide you the opportunity to select an area that best fits your photographic interest and style. The divisions are: 1) Pacifica’s 60th Birthday!; 2) Our Natural Environment 3) Flora & Fauna 4) Black & White. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1Q5W07t OR [email protected]

September 18, 2017 – INFRARED: THE INVISIBLE MADE VISIBLE

Use the invisible spectrum in new or interesting ways. Photographs can be made with infrared film, digital cameras that have been converted, or non-converted digital cameras using filters — all of which capture infrared light. All genres of infrared photography are welcome: portraiture, landscapes, nature, structures, urban scenes and abstracts. Entry Fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://photoplacegallery.com/infrared-invisible-made-visible OR [email protected]

September 18, 2017 – AC GALLERY | “LUMINOUS” NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

We are seeking work that captures the elusive magic of the word, “luminous.” How do you depict a glowing from within, that which reflects light, or something illuminated or bathed in light? Subjects may encompass the brightness of a celestial object, eyes glowing with love, an ardent heart, a halo of light, radiant power, sparkling, glistening, incandescent. Surprise us with your interpretation. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2sz0EZk

September 20, 2017 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The gallery invites photographers, worldwide, to submit their best work using analog, digital, digital manipulation and/or any alternative processes for a group exhibition on the Fusion Art website. For this open, no theme, competition all photographers over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to enter. Cash prizes and worldwide publicity and promotion for winners. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uZX8qe OR [email protected]

September 22, 2017 – PAPERWEST. NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER JURIED EXHIBITION

Juror: Willie Cole. All artists (18 years and older) residing in the USA are eligible to enter up to 3 original works that are either constructed from paper, or utilize a paper support. Works in Book Arts, Collage, Digital Prints, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking (including Monoprints) and 3D Paper Works are eligible. Works must have been completed in the last two years. Entry Fee. Details: 801-581-8677 OR http://collegeoffineartsuniversityofutah.submittable.com/submit/89984/paper-west-2017 OR [email protected]

September 24, 2017 – “OUR WORLD IS KIND” PHOTO CONTEST

Science says that looking at kind images makes people happier, healthier and creates a more connected and kind world. You can help make the world a better place through your photography. Take a picture of kindness where ever you see it and enter the Envision Kindness 2017 Photo Contest: Our World is Kind. Open to all photographers. With more than $1,300 in prizes, the contest is free to enter. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.envisionkindness.org/photocontest OR [email protected]

September 30, 2017 – 14TH ZEPTER INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD ARTZEPT 2017

Zepter International is announcing the 14th ARTZEPT design competition entitled: KITCHEN GADGETS. The kitchen has become the heart of home both as the place to enjoy everyday meals and as an area to whip up an extravagant feast. Unleash your imagination to create something extraordinary and spice up both “haute cuisine” and daily home food preparation. Entries can be submitted online. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qpKTFs

September 30, 2017 – INTL BIENNIAL POSTER DESIGN

The competition is organised by Bodegas Terras Gauda, S.A., Spain. You may enter a maximum of 2 posters. Participant may base their entries on the theme of their choice, although ideally they will reflect corporate issues of the organising company, principally relating to its white wines of the Albariño variety Terras Gauda and Abadía de San Campio wines. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2pdXg2D

October 08, 2017 – ENDANGERED FINE ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2017

Online, juried contest. $7,000 prize money. Miami exhibition Art Week, Dec 6-9. Entry donations go to Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans & chimpanzees. Interpret ENDANGERED through: • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats OR • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats. Young Artists category, birthdays on/after Oct 1 ’98. Entry Fee. Details: http://art4apes.com/ OR [email protected]

October 31, 2017 – ARTISTS’ CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each academic year. Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups and solo. MPC Art Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2018 – 2019 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. $25. entry fee. Deadline October 31, 2017 Email for prospectus. Information (831) 646-3060. Entry Fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR http://bitly.com/2sL9HXd OR [email protected]

December 10, 2017 – 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

International Photographer of the Year creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. IPOTY celebrates creativity, ambition and supports artists to develop and present their work through competition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2szsFQq

Apply for Ford Family Fellowship-Ucross Foundation Residency Program – 2018 Spring and Fall Sessions

City of Newport RFP for Mural Restoration and Renewal

City of Newport RFP for Mural Restoration Renewal ProjectCITY OF NEWPORT, OREGON REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

MURAL RESTORATION AND RENEWAL PROJECT

SUBMIT PROPOSAL TO:

Peggy Hawker, City Recorder/Special Projects Director

City of Newport

169 SW Coast Highway

Newport, Oregon 97365

Due Date: October 27, 2017 by 3:00 P.M., PDT

A. Proposer Entity

The City of Newport (“City”) is seeking an artist, or artist team, to restore various murals on public and private buildings in the city.This opportunity is open to artists with public art experience, with preference given to local artists, and those with verifiable mural creation or restoration experience.

The majority of the murals are located on Newport’s Historic Bayfront on private buildings. The city will enter into agreements with the private property owners to effect the restoration of murals on private buildings.

B. Intent

The murals that dot the city, and particularly Newport’s Historic Bayfront, are viewed and enjoyed by residents and visitors, and represent a part of the cultural history of the city. Some of the murals are showing the effects of coastal weather and age, and the goal is to restore the murals as time, funding, and artist availability permits.

C. Overview

The City of Newport is a prime tourist destination and the population center of the Central Oregon Coast. Newport is the county seat of Lincoln County, and houses the offices of several federal and state agencies, including a major Coast Guard station, Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, NOAA’s Pacific Marine Operations Center, the Oregon State Police, Oregon DMV, and Oregon Employment Division offices. The city is home to the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, and the main campus of the Oregon Coast Community College. OCCC is a premier educational institution and unique in its aquarist program. Its aquarist graduates are working in aquarium and research facilities throughout the country. Newport has a population of more than 10,000.

The Yaquina River flows into the Pacific Ocean through Newport’s Yaquina Bay. Newport is home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, one of the country’s premier aquariums. A substantial commercial fishing fleet calls Newport home, as do several marine research vessels and a large number of private boats docked in marinas around the Bayfront. Newport is one of three deep-water ports on the Oregon Coast. Tonnage of shipping is second behind Coos Bay.

Newport has often been described as the most authentic city on the entire Oregon Coast. The city boasts numerous fine shops, restaurants, galleries, lodging establishments, and endless outdoor recreational opportunities.

Proximity to Portland and the Willamette Valley provides a strong tourism base, and the mid-latitude of Oregon provides moderate rainfall during the winter and spring months, and mild temperatures.

D. Source of Funds and Budget

The City of Newport has budgeted funds for mural restoration. There is currently approximately $10,000 in the mural restoration budget. Budgets are adopted each fiscal year (July 1 to June 30), but no guarantees are made for funding in subsequent years.

E. Scope of Work

The Public Arts Committee will determine the order in which the murals will be restored.

F. Application Process

The application is a three phase process.

1. Phase One: Application

The Percent for the Arts Committee will review the proposals from mural artists. The artists selected for Phase Two will be chosen based on the selection criteria delineated in H. of this document. Artists or artist teams selected to continue the process will be notified by e-mail.

2. Phase Two: Interview of Proposers

The Public Arts Committee will conduct formal interviews with the mural artists selected in Phase One. The artist or artist team is required to attend the formal interviews in person or via Skype.

3. Phase Three: Final Notification of Selection

The Public Arts Committee will recommend a proposer to the City Council. The successful proposer will be commissioned to restore selected murals. The proposer will be required to enter into a contract with the city for the restoration work.

G. Eligibility

Public Arts Committee, members of the Percent for the Arts Committee, and employees of the City of Newport, are ineligible.

It is preferred that artists have experience working within the public process in public settings, and have specific mural experience.

The selected artist, or artist team, will be required to provide liability, property damage, and workers compensation insurance while working on the murals.

The selected artist, or artist team, will be required to obtain a City of Newport business license.

If the selected artist, or artist team, does business, provides services, or operates as a corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company, or under an assumed business name, satisfactory evidence of such status must be supplied to the City of Newport.

H. Selection Criteria

1. Professional qualifications

2. Proven artistic merit

3. Body of work

4. Experience working within the public process

5. Demonstrated muralist work

6. Prior mural restoration work helpful

7. Proven capacity to deliver the project requirements on time and within budget

8. Budget detail

9. Geographic preference, in this order: Lincoln County in Oregon, State of Oregon, the NW Coastal area (including Oregon, Washington and Northern California). The artist, or artist team, reside, have artwork in or use fabricators from these areas.

I. Additional Information

Questions and requests for additional information should be directed to Peggy Hawker, City Recorder/Special Projects Director, City of Newport, 541.574.0613 or [email protected].

1. The Public Arts Committee reserve the right to accept or reject any and all proposals or re-open the selection process or commission an artist, or artist team, through another process.

2. Artists submitting qualifications and subsequent concept proposals for review will receive electronic notification of the results of the selection process.

3. Submitting an application does not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

4. Materials submitted will not be returned to the artist/s.

5. The final approval of the commission for art will be made by the Newport City Council.

K. How to Apply

All submittal requirements must contain page numbers and include the following items in the order listed below. The qualifications package will not be considered if incomplete.

1. Letter of interest: no more than one page in length, which explains your interest in the project. Include your name, address, phone number(s) and web site, if available.

2. Artist’s Statement: no more than one page in length, describing your work.

3. Current Resume: if submitting as a team, an individual resume must be submitted for each team member. Resume/s should reflect artist/s’ experience in designing, fabricating, and installing artwork in outdoor and public settings.

4. References: at least three professional references with a familiar knowledge of your work and working methods in public settings. The list must include the reference’s name, title, agency/business, complete address, e-mail address, and phone numbers.

5. Images of work: no more than ten images of relevant work samples must be included in the pdf document (no separate jpeg images). Artists applying as a team must submit work samples from each individual artist’s work.

6. The artist may include up to three selections of supportive materials such as reviews, news articles, and other related information.

7. Submit one copy of the proposal via e-mail to Peggy Hawker, at [email protected], by 3:00 P.M., PDT, on October 27, 2017. The subject line of the e-mail should read, “Mural Restoration Proposal.”All submitters will receive an e-mail confirmation of the receipt. Late applications will not be considered.

L. Contract Term

The term of the contract with the successful proposer shall be negotiated based upon the amount of time that the artist/artist team believes is needed for completion of the proposed artwork.

M. Deadline for Submission of Proposals

The proposals must be received by 3:00 P.M., PDT, on Friday, October 27, 2017. Proposals must be e-mailed to: Peggy Hawker, at [email protected].

Timely submission of proposals is the sole responsibility of the proposer. The city reserves the right to determine the timeliness of all submissions. Late proposals will not be accepted. All proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

N. General RFP and City Contract Information

The following terms and conditions apply to the agreement entered into between the successful artist/artist team and the City of Newport:

1. Budget

 

The award amount for all the artwork shall not exceed the budgeted funds of approximately $10,000, and will include artist fees, travel, and all costs associated with the restoration of the murals (e.g., scaffolding, ladders, or apparatuses).

2. Laws and Policies

In the performance of the creation of the artwork, the selected successful proposer shall abide by and conform to all applicable laws and rules of the United States, State of Oregon, and the City of Newport.

3. Costs Incurred by Proposers

All costs of proposal preparation shall be the responsibility of the proposer. The city shall not, in any event, be liable for any pre-contractual expenses incurred by proposers in the preparation and/or submission of the proposals. Proposals shall not include any such expenses as part of the proposed budget.

4. General City Reservations

City reserves the right to extend the submission deadline should this be in the best interest of the city. Proposers have the right to revise their proposals in the event that the deadline is extended.

The city reserves the right to withdraw this RFP at any time, and will notify proposers that the solicitation has been canceled. The city makes no representation that any contract will be awarded to any proposer responding to the RFP. The city reserves the right to reject any or all submissions.

If in city’s judgment, an inadequate number of proposals are received or the proposals received are deemed non-responsive, not qualified, or not cost effective, the city may, at its sole discretion, reissue the RFP, or to cancel this solicitation.

City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any minor informality when to do so would be advantageous to the city.

5. Termination

Any contract awarded pursuant to this RFP may be terminated by the city, with or without cause, upon 60 days prior written notification by the city to the successful proposer.

6. Proposer’s Contact for Information

Proposers may contact Peggy Hawker, City Recorder/Special Projects Director, with any questions regarding this RFP at:

Peggy Hawker, City Recorder/Special Projects Director

City of Newport

169 SW Coast Highway

Newport, Oregon 97365

541.574.0613

[email protected]