Trending Articles

Friends of SOAR

For great posts about the business of art, check out The Artsy Shark HERE! reviews competitions and appeals seeking creative content, listing those that respect your copyrights and highlighting those that don't. Art Matters! publishes calls to artists, and not all of them may be compliant with ABoR's standards. Visit their site to learn more.
We support the Embedded Metadata Manifesto.  Metadata is information such as copyright notice and contact info you can embed in your images to protect your intellectual property, save time when uploading to social sites and promote your art. Click to visit the site and learn more.

More Tangents, More Fun

These three Paintings are part of a series exploring a new painting surface as well as new ways to use the layered painting process . They are on wrapped canvas instead of watercolor paper which alters the way of the interactions of surface and paint. It also nudged me to follow the process with exciting new curiosity and awe; keeping the excitement fresh.


To Be Clear -12×24

Heavy Metal 18×18

Various Tangents

These 3 images are part of an experimental tangent of the serendipitous  following of random threads layered onto paper: layered onto underpainting or by creating a new and vibrant base for further exploration.


Thicketed Moon 24×30

Fog in Sunrise- 6×9

Cracked Foundation- 6×9

Land That I Love: Scenes From the Cascade Siskiyou

Purchase artworks featured in the show here. Artwork can be picked up or delivered locally after July 13. Contact Sarah at [email protected] with questions. Shipping available.

Photograph Bobcat in tree

“Bobcat 23”

Framed Photograph by Dan Elster
Framed dimensions 39” x 27”


“Trying to Help” Gopher Snake

Framed Photograph by Dan Elster Framed size 19” x 23”


“Looking Toward the Light” Northern Spotted Owl

Framed Photograph by Dan Elster
Framed size 19” x 23”



Screen print by Amy Godard
Ready to hang
17” x 20”


Rose Hip

Woodcut Print by Amy Godard
17” x 20”
Ready to hang


Red Cedar

Framed Woodcut Print by Amy Godard

Framed dimensions 12” x 14”


Garry Oak

Framed Silkscreen Print by Amy Godard
Framed dimensions
16” x 18”


Mount Shasta California

Framed Oil Painting by Sarah F Burns
16” x 20”


Vesper Meadow with Mount Pitt

Framed oil painting by Sarah F Burns
20” x 35”


Plant Diversity In the Siskiyou Mountains

Oil Painting by Deb Van Poolen


Spring Buttercups at Vesper Meadow

Oil on Canvas by Jeanine Moy
10” x 10”


Old Juniper

Framed photograph by Matt Witt framed dimensions 13″ x 17″


Flowers at Horseshoe Ranch

Framed Photograph by Matt Witt
13” x 17 “ frames dimensions


View From Soda Mountain Range

Framed Photograph by Matt Witt


View Toward Grizzly Peak

Framed photograph by Matt Witt
Framed dimensions 13” x 17”


“The Sentinels”

Gouache and Varnish on Panel, Framed Painting by Katy Cauker 11″ x 14″


“Rock to Mountain”

Gouache and Varnish on Panel, Framed Oil Painting by Katy Cauker 12″ x 9″


“Peak to Peak”

Acrylic on Canvas Framed Painting by Katy Cauker, 18″ x 36″


“Hi-Lo Country”

Oil Painting by Nikolai Klein 40″ x 60″


“Juniper Along the PCT” Oil Painting by Sarah F. Burns SOLD

New Small Works

These images are just completed. I’m attempting to move away from cutting mats, dealing with heavy glass and framing my work. I’m too old to deal with it. These are lightweight! I like the immediacy of the images. All are acrylic on paper adhered to wood panels.They are sealed and UV treated for easy care. I’m all for easy these days and am loving the exploration.

New Small Works

“Earth Protectors” 15″X11″

New Small Works

“Red Flash” 15″X11″

New Small Works

“Coral Reef” 15″x11″

New small works

“Eb and Flow” 15″X1″

Solstice Eve

Solstice Eve
On the longest
day of the year,
I want to choose
the shortest path
to joy—the one
with no distance,
no time. The one 
we can know
as close as our skin
& in any season. 
I want to go to sleep
& come awake
to this lengthy day, 
to sun—to all 
that’s possible
in hours of light. 
But may I remind
myself of all I can also 
do when darkness 
begins again—when 
joy will dress in shadow
but still glow, 

GPMA June Newsletter

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - Grants Pass Museum of Art text image
GPMA june 2020 newsletter - We Cannot Be Silent graphic image

Grants Pass Museum of Art

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the GPMA June 2020 Newsletter.

I was fortunate in being able to virtually attend the five day American Alliance of Museums annual meeting along with 4000 other museum representatives. It was inspiring and uplifting and a good place to be in times like this. Overall the group is very thoughtful and very mindful of everything that is going on here and around the world.

One of the keynote speakers quoted a Doris Lessing poem that ends with “We are going to go from this to that.” My mother used to say, “this too shall pass.” (We’ve actually been hearing this a lot lately). However, that phrase assumes that we know what “this” is. We are living in the time of “this.” “That,” on the other hand is unknown. As we go from this to that we must be open to change and know that things will never be exactly the same.

A different keynote speaker, Lonnie Bunch, the secretary of the Smithsonian Museums, said “Impossible is only an opinion.”

When we go from this to that – it’s good to keep that inspiration in mind.

Stay safe and well – and hopefully we will be able to see each other soon.


Executive Director

Another quote from Doris Lessing

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - quote from Doris Lessing image

And remember that impossible is only an opinion.

Click here to visit our website

A message from Board President, Pam Geye

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - image of rhododendronsWell this last week let us know that the warm weather is on its way. I’d prefer it to stay in the 70s and 80s but if the last 2 months has taught me nothing else, once again I am reminded that I have very little control over anything.

The Board of Directors, along with Hyla have been discussing when and how to open the museum again. We are doing our best to make wise decisions to protect everyone that enters our doors. As yet we have not come up with a date for when this will happen, but we will let you know when we do. Until then, please enjoy our online art classes and emails.

With all this extra time on our hands it is a great opportunity to be creative.

Thanks to all of you who continue to support the museum.

You are very important to the our continued success.

Stay well –

Pam Geye


[email protected]

Pam is a Master Gardener and enjoys working in her yard!

Even Cowboy the cat helps out now and then.



We have a definite weed patch behind the museum in the alley. We really need help. Would anyone be willing to spend some time pulling weeds and trimming plants. We don’t have any gardening tools – so you would have to bring your own. We would be SO grateful. Please call us at 541-479-3290. Thanks!

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - image of weed patch in the back of the museum
GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - help GMPA tidy up its weed patch!
Since we couldn’t continue the fifth grade field trips to the museum, Kristen created a YouTube video of the presentation she usually gives during the trips. We then sent the link to the teachers and they are very happy. We were able to have about 250 children here before we had to close down. We will resume the field trips (fingers crossed) next year.

If you are curious to see what the presentation of 40,000 years of art history looks like – you can watch it now.

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - 40,000 Years of Art History

GPMA june 2020 newsletter - link to thank you notes from childrenAnd, if you want a really good feel good smile moment – check out some thank you notes we received by clicking the picture.

GPMA june 2020 newsletter - josephone community website launch announcement
The Josephine Community website just went “live” and it is wonderful. We are especially pleased that under their tab “Arts and Culture” they list the museum.

If you click the picture you can check out their new website.

GPMA june 2020 newsletter - link to video of GPMA first virtual exhibition - BOB art 2020 Condensed
In our last eNews we posted the video of our first ever virtual exhibition called Virtually the Best of the Best. The video in its entirety is 24 minutes long and we are very pleased to say it has had over 980 views. For those of you who would rather have a shorter snippet – here is a four minute version which still includes all of the students’ art. Enjoy!

Virtual Art Workshops


How to paint like Monet

We are now offering virtual art classes. The next class is Saturday, June 13, from 1pm – 3pm. The class is taught by Kristen O’Neill. You can sign up on the museum’s website by clicking the picture.
GPMA june 2020 newsletter - paint like Monet art class image

Virtual Second Friday Poetry Sharing

Second Friday Poetry Sharing is alive and well.

Friday evening, June 12 at 7pm

Choose your own theme

The event is virtual on Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 851 8192 8684

One tap mobile

+12532158782,,85181928684# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location

+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)


GPMA June 2020 Newsletter Update on events

Dancing with the Grants Pass Stars:

Cancelled (we hope to have it in 2021)

Art in the Garden:

Postponed until June 12, 13, 2021

Open Studios:


Black, White, & the Blues:

February 20, 2021

Gallery One is now open with a limited schedule.


11:00am – 3:00pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Come in and shop in a safe and clean environment.


Need a cultural diversion?

Randy Johnson is a long time friend of the museum, an artist, a photographer, and an author. He has a brand new book out about the colors of Florida, where he now resides. It’s based on the color wheel and it is delicious to look at.

You can see more on his website:

The Paintings of Randy Johnson
Since we don’t have an exhibition at the museum right now – perhaps you’d enjoy viewing one of Randy’s exhibits at the museum a few years ago. It’s fun to see “then.” (The museum tour begins at 2:07 minutes but it’s fun to watch the whole video.)

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter

Need an idea for being creative?

The Getty Museum issued a challenge to create art from today’s “stuff” and emulate a previous well known masterpiece.

People are really creative. Why not try one or two of your own “paintings?”

Artist Cindy Kahoun, Gallery One’s manager, created a painting in the style of Frida Kahlo.

Help keep the museum free for all!

The museum does not receive government funding (other than grants from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition). So keeping the doors open depends on grants, donations, memberships, sponsorships, and rent from the street level businesses (Shoefly and Gallery One). You can do one time donations and you can also do monthly donations. It’s easy – and we appreciate you very much!

On additional side benefit – the foundations who offer grants are very pleased to see community involvement. Your donations show your support!

You can DONATE by clicking here
Be a “Monthly Sustainer” and click here!
You can also call us at 541-479-3290 or send mail to us at

Grants Pass Museum of Art, P.O. Box 966, Grants Pass, OR 97528


Do you shop on Amazon?

This quarter, we received $13.87. Every little bit helps a lot.

Thank you!

Did you know that if you go to a special link called Amazon Smile you can choose a nonprofit to benefit from your purchase. Each nonprofit has a unique link. Here’s the portal you can use for the museum. Every little bit helps! CLICK HERE or click the picture to shop and benefit the museum.The best part is that it doesn’t cost you any extra!
amazon smile link for GPMA

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter


If you get this far – looking back….

Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G St, Grants Pass, OR 97528

TOUCH, A Virtual Exhibition at Woman Made Gallery

Woman Made Gallery - Touch virtual exhibition

TOUCH, A Virtual Exhibition

Juror/Curator: Gina Lee Robbins
June 5–30, 2020
Facebook Live Opening: Saturday, June 13 | 2–3 p.m.

Inspired by the current pandemic, this exhibition looks at something that many of us have had to completely do without: TOUCH. Most of the world is under order to shelter in place, practice social distancing, stay 6 feet away from each other. This is particularly punishing given that the tactile is such an integral part of the way we develop human relationships. In fact, our use of the word “touch” in English has long referred to how we stay connected–even from a distance.

In curating the 430 entries, Gina Lee Robbins looked for very specific personal responses to the theme. She began to see touch as its own complex language. Robbins selected works that convey the myriad ways we use touch to communicate with ourselves, others and the world around us, and how we respond emotionally to its presence or absence. Among these are representations of comfort, healing, tenderness, love, control, pain, fear, grief and loss.

In her photograph “Panic” Maha Alasaker from Kuwait expresses her anxiety: ” My heart is racing. I can’t catch my breath. I’m going to be sick. I try to focus, but the panic is hard to fight. I can’t think, the manic pace of my thoughts race across the landscape of my consciousness. Numbness creeps over my body as though my soul and body are out of harmony. I know the signs. It’s coming. Having anxiety and being in a defined space, doesn’t help… But we are all in it .. and I keep reminding myself of that.”

Exhibiting Artists: Bhagya Ajaikumar, Ngozi Akande, Maha Alasaker, Valerie Alsbrook, Angela Amias, Liala Amin, Nikki Renee Anderson, Ara-Lucia, Charuka Arora, Lisa Marie Barber, Anoush Bargamian, Jenny Belin, Julie Black, Marit Block, Kelly Boehmer, Shelly Bond, Tara Booth, Dimitra Bouritsa, K. Johnson Bowles, Fran Bull, Alexandra Buxbaum, Rebecca Casement, Kristin Cass, Olivia Chapman, Nicole Chaput, Jenny  Chernansky, Angela Chostner, Nancy Ciesiel, Rae Clatch, Bobbye Cochran, Andrea Cook, Carrie Cooper, Renee Couture, Deborah Crandell, Alicia Dawn Criswell, Yvette Cummings, Melanie Deal, Rachael Marie Demeo, Nicole Denton, Sally Brown Deskins, PJ Desrochers, Kelly Devitt, Hyunhee Doh, Janice Elkins, Deborah Emerson, Ally Emrich, Alison Erazmus, Carol Estes, SP Estes, Sève Favre, Dea Fischer, Lauren Flaaen, Suzanne Forbes, Susan Fraerman, Sarah Freeland, Stacy Frett, Victoria Fuller, Kathleen Marie Garness, Gill Gatfield, Helen Geglio, Bettina Gellinek Turner, Sarah Genematas, Leah Golberstein, Lea Goldman, Donna Goode, Jeanette Green, Anna Brooke Greene, Karen Gubitz, Autumn Guntor, Millie Rose Guy, Jenny Halpern, Rebecca Hamlin Green, Muriel Hansen, Kelly Harrington, Katie Haseeb, Ali Headley, Alison Hixon, Kelsey Ann Horn, Marilyn Hrymak, Ellie Hueneke, Tonia Hughes, Malika Jackson, Sarah Kaiser-Amaral, Heather Ryan Kelley, Venise Keys, Steff Korsage, Barbara Krantz, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Stephanie Krellwitz, Juliane von Kunhardt, Kimi Kuniyoshi, Angela M. LaMonte, Capri Landi, Betty Jane Lau, Kim Laurel, Christine LaValley, Irena Lawruszko, Gwladys Le Roy, Laurie LeBreton, Fiona Lee, Sabrina Lee, Susan Lehman, Susan Lenz, Jennifer Lindemer, Casey Lowry, Elaine Luther, Hannah Jo Malaczynski, Roberta Malkin, Jennifer Mannebach, Claire Marcus, Zana Mariño, Betsy Marsch, Maureen May, Linda McCune, Bethan McFadden, Vatsala Menon, Lynn Merel, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Xanthe Miller, Indrani Nayar-Gall, Judy Nemer Sklar, Kai Nemra, Louise Noakes, Mary Jo Parker O’Hearn, Heather Olker, Greta Olson, Erin ONeill, Luisa Otero Prada, Katherine O’Truk, Hanna M. Owens, Patricia Panopoulos, Tonya Patrick, Theodora Pavlou, Wendy Peer, Lauren Peterson, Laurel Pierce, Diane Ponder, Rebecca Potts, Felicia Grant Preston, Ann Quinn, Cherry Rahn, Angela Rebrec, Milana Reedus, Mia Risberg, Kathleen Roman, Caren Helene Rudman, MahlÕt  S A N S O S A, Red Sagalow, Fran Sampson, Nelly Sanchez, Paula Schiller, Johanna Sarah Schlenk, Heather Sepanik, Carol Shikany, Alma Shoaf, Michele Silvetti-Schmitt, K Smith, Payton Spinosa, Patricia Stewart, Susanne Swanson-Bernard, Laurie Talbot Hall, Sumire Taniai, Cheryl Thomas, Marlene Trauth, Star Trauth, Nina Urlichs, Carol Van Alstine, Gwynneth VanLaven, Carolina Velez Muñiz, Alyssa Vignone, Katie Vota, Natalie Walser, Julie Waltz-Stalker, Melissa Wang, Marybeth Ward, Sofia Wehrle, Jennifer Weigel, Lisa Wicka, Christina Williams, Rachael Zur.

Juror/Curator: Gina Lee Robbins is a visual and teaching artist who creates sculptural objects in clay, fiber and other tactile materials. Largely self-taught, she has been working with ceramics and found materials for over 30 years. Her work has been exhibited in solo, invitational and juried group shows and competitions throughout the United States, and her sculptures are part of private and corporate collections worldwide.


Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport #4A-3 | Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-0400 | [email protected] |

Please Donate |

Banner Image: artwork by (top): Fran Bull, Olivia Chapman, Jenny Chernansky.
(bottom): Carolina Velez Muñiz, Heather Olker, Nelly Sanchez

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport #4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-0400 | [email protected] |

We have postponed events at WMG until further notice. Email questions: [email protected]

Please Donate to Woman Made Gallery

HOME, A Virtual Exhibition
Exhibition Opens: July 3, 2020
Final Entry Due Date: June 11, 2020
Notification: June 18, 2020

Curator/Juror: Jennifer Weigel


(One theme-related artwork from each submission is guaranteed to be included.)

Please note: “Woman Made reserves the right to refuse entries that do not comply with the entry requirements or Woman Made’s mission. In such an event, Woman Made will refund any entry fees for the submitted work.” 

LOSS, A Virtual Exhibition
Exhibition Opens: August 1, 2020
Entry Due Date: July 3, 2020
Notification: July 17, 2020

Curator/Juror: Felicia Grant Preston


(One theme-related artwork from each submission is guaranteed to be included.)

Please note: “Woman Made reserves the right to refuse entries that do not comply with the entry requirements or Woman Made’s mission. In such an event, Woman Made will refund any entry fees for the submitted work.” 

Rogue Gallery Summer Art Classes

Rogue Gallery Summer Art Classes

Rogue Gallery Summer Art Classes

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is pleased to be able to offer classes for adults and youth this summer! Through surveying our community we discovered many people would like to attend classes in person as long as social distancing is observed. Rogue Gallery classes & workshops follow the COVID-19 Guidelines given by the State of Oregon. Indoor class sizes are limited to accommodate social distancing.

You’ll find all the information you need to decide which classes you’d like to take and to register in the pdf file below. Feel free to download it to your own computer for easy reference. If you’re seeing this on our home page, please click the title of this post so you can view the pdf file and all the information it contains.

Download (PDF, Unknown)


Online Painting Workshop

Please join us for our First online painting workshop Titled “Expressive Watermedia Textures.” This will surely be a fun adventure!

Montana Watercolor Society Online Exhibition & Award

Two “Three Minute Egg” Series Paintings On Display. Greetings!  I am pleased to say that I have two paintings showing in the Montana Watercolor Society‘s 2020 Annual Members Exhibition.  The paintings are “Three Minute Egg #11” and “Three Minute Egg #12”. Exhibition Details. You can see the exhibition online through the Wilkins Gallery of the […]

The post Montana Watercolor Society Online Exhibition & Award appeared first on Margaret Stermer-Cox.