SOSA February 2023 Newsletter

Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) February 2023 newsletter, declaring the 2023 Officers and committee chairpersons, announcing an artist demonstration by Alx Fox, winners of the January critique, monthly meeting details and a President's Challenge to create art with pets as the subject.

HYBRID Workshop: Elevate Your Art with Kristen O’Neill on Saturday March 18, 10AM-1PM PST

Are you ready to cut through the confusion and take your artwork to the next level? Are you ready to save years of learning on your own? We invite you to join the Southern Oregon Guild on Saturday March 18 from 10am-1pm for this HYBRID workshop Elevating Your Art: How to Productively Self-Critique, led by professional local artist Kristen O’Neill, where you’ll learn how to apply the elements of art and principles of design to your work – and understand exactly what these terms mean! Kristen will model these ideas by walking you through several examples from art history and then open up class for you to have YOUR artwork critiqued. This is a great opportunity to apply this knowledge right away in a safe and intimate environment with other artists at different skills levels. This class is suitable for artists of all 2D mediums and levels of experience.

Join class either online via ZOOM (link will be emailed to you following registration) or at the Guild Gallery & Art Center at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531. When registering, please indicate if you wish to have your art critiqued and if you will be joining online or in-person, so that we may prepare ahead of time.


Class fees are on a sliding scale $40-$60 for adult and $25 for students currently enrolled in any high school or college. If the sliding scale would be a hardship and you’d like to request a scholarship, please send an email to [email protected] or call us at 541-592-5019. To learn more about the Southern Oregon Guild, visit us online at


Guild Member Kristen O’Neill has taught hundreds of students and believes in being generous with her knowledge. Her down-to-earth and humorous teaching style are designed to make artists feel welcomed to art and skill improvement. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 and has lived in Southern Oregon since 2015. Her artwork has been in Professional Artist Magazine, she has been interviewed about her Oregon Coast Trail series on JPR, and had a solo exhibition at the Grants Pass Museum of Art. She is also an Artist Mentor for Alyson Stanfield, a well-known artist business coach. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram, where she shares updates about her offerings, upcoming gallery showings, fun painting challenges, and more! Her artwork can also be viewed and purchased at

Southern Society of Artists (SOSA) Meets September 23rd

The  Southern Society of Artists (SOSA) meeting will be held at the Medford Public Library  on September 23, at 7 PM.

Library doors close at 7 so we suggest 6:45 pm.  Our Guest Speaker will be Tony Antonides talking about the Dutch Masters, Camera Obscura and other tools. Refreshments will be served. Guests welcome. Well behaved young people included. 
Questions call Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285 or Mindy Wallace at 541- 423-5122

Josephine County Artists Association 2019 Membership Show and Dinner

Josephine County Artists Association 2019 Membership Show


Best of Show Award…..$50 Cash Award Members Choice Award…..$25 Gift Certificate for Central Art

Members- Get your artwork ready for our Membership Show

October 3, 2019

Dinner and Show at the Taprock Northwest Grill Cost: $20 – includes Buffet Dinner and gratuity

Money for tickets must be received by September 21st and will be available at our September 5th Meeting or by mail to the


No entry fee for this show….only JCAA Members can enter Guests are welcome to attend the dinner and critique – Cost $20

Judge: Charlotte Peterson

Registration: 5:30 – 6:00 PM No paintings will be accepted after 6:00 PM Dinner: 6:00 – 7:00 PM Buffet
Awards and Critique: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Each member can enter one painting that has not been previously entered in any JCAA Show. Paintings entered in this show will not be eligible for entry in the Spring Show.
The following are the categories for this show:

Advanced Intermediate Beginner/Classwork

The judge will determine the first, second, third and honorable mention awards for each category. The judge will also select Best of Show.

The JCAA membership will select the award for Members’ Choice.

Josephine County Artists Association

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  • Monthly meetings take place at:
  • Fruitdale Grange
    1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass, OR

Promoting the interest and development of the arts for its members and the community. Monthly meetings include guest artist demonstrations. Activities include the annual Spring Show, Luncheon and Critique, the Fall Membership Show and Plein aire outings. Monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month except July & August. Time: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec 1:00PM–3:00 PM; Apr, May, Jun, Sept, Oct, Nov 6:30PM–8:30PM.

Spring 2019 Writing Groups start Monday 4/15!

Be inspired and start writing.

Find space for your creative voice at the new Writers’ Room studio in Jacksonville.  Only a few spots left in the Spring Writing Groups.

Monday Evenings, April 15 – May 13
6:30 – 9 pm


Wednesday Mornings, April 17 – May 15
9:30 am – 12 noon

Workshops are limited to eight writers. Registration:

* Explore writing in a supportive environment and creative space.

* Write together, study craft, and receive useful feedback.

* New to writing? Beginning again? Established in your writing practice and looking for community? Writers’ Room welcomes all experience levels and genres.

Learn more and register @


Marion Denard


Southern Oregon Society of Arts meets January 21st

Due to library availability, Southern Oregon Society of Arts first meeting of 2019 will be the THIRD Monday.

Just a heads-up!  Due to library availability, Southern Oregon Society of Artists first meeting of 2019 will be the THIRD Monday.

Don’t forget this will be a juried critique and the President’s challenge will be black and white drawings for the 2019 directory.  All SOSA members are invited to submit entries and all attendees will be asked to vote for their favorite.  Number one drawing will be used for the front of the directory and number two will be used for the back.

Southern Oregon Society of Artists

SOSA invites all two-dimensional visual artists to attend meetings held on the fourth* Monday of each month, January – October at the Medford Public Library at 7:00 pm. Be early – library doors lock at 7:00 pm!

*Due to library availability, Southern Oregon Society of Arts January 2019 meeting will be the THIRD Monday.

Southern Oregon Society of Artists News September 2018

SOSA Sept News 2018

SOSA Juried Critique April 23rd

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists ( SOSA)  April 23, 2018 meeting is a Juried Critique at 7 PM at the Medford Public Library.
Public is welcome but only members may bring art to be  adjudicated.
Artwork to be evaluated must be there by 6:30 pm  Snacks will be available.
Our Judge will be Catie Faryl.

EARTH BRIDGE: Humans Be Still! Make room and care for all elements and sentient’ beings

Earth Bridge by Catie Faryl


Catie Faryl is a well-known West Coast artist who has lived in the Rogue Valley for 30 years. Her artwork is about the human condition and the times in which we live. Her explorations, ideas and feelings about social, environmental and political topics are sources for  etchings, oils, watercolor paintings. She has served on the Board of S.O.U.’s Schneider Museum of Art, taught and shown work in innumerable venues and helped form the Ashland Gallery Association. As a teacher, activist and artist she is known for her sense of humor, her curiosity and her work to defend the rights of nature. Catie recently re-opened her Center for Creative Change gallery in a partnership with Pollinator Project Rogue Valley and Beyond Toxics at 107 W. First Street in Phoenix,Oregon. Please visit her website at

SOSA September 2017 Meeting, Work in Progress Critique

Painting by Barbara Burnett

Painting by Barbara Burnett

SOSA September 2017 Meeting, Work in Progress Critique

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists ( SOSA) September 25 meeting takes place at the Medford Public Library at 7 pm and will be a “Work in Progress” Critique. Barbara Burnett will be advising members on their active works.  Guests are always welcome and, if time allows, their works will be looked at as well.
For more information call BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285.

Southern Oregon Society of Artists July 24 Meeting

SOSA February meeting : sosa logo southern oregon society of artists

The Southern Oregon Socity of Artists ( SOSA)  July 24 meeting will be a juried critique by renowned artist Gabriel Lipper at 6:30 pm at the Medford Public Library. While everyone interested in art is welcome, only members may  submit their art to be juried.
For more information call Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285 or BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or [email protected] .