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Michael Lynn Adams Speaking at Ashland Art Salon October 28, 2018

Ever meet a new artist in town who so impressed you, you wanted to share them? Well, allow me to introduce to you:

M I C H A E L    L Y N N    A D A M S

Please consider attending this presentation and
get to know Michael in person

Ashland Art Salon
Michael Lynn Adams

October 28, 2-3 pm.
Ashland Public Library
Michael Lynn Adams is the artist speaker at the Ashland Art Salon, held in the Ashland Public Library, October 28, 2-3pm. Adams’ luminous still life and figurative oil paintings reflect his deep appreciation for beauty and simplicity found in everyday life. He will be talking about his background, his life as an artist, and share thoughts about why and how he creates his art. Several of his still life, floral and figurative paintings will be on display at the Salon.

WEBSITE: MichaelLynnAdams.com
FACEBOOK: MichaelLynnAdamsFineArt

Adams’ award-winning paintings have been exhibited in numerous international and national shows including, Salon International, Oil Painters of America National, and California Art Club Gold Medal exhibitions; and are in private and museum collections across the United States. In 2012 Adams co-founded The Representational Art Conference (TRAC), the premier international conference focused on the philosophical foundations of contemporary representational art.

LINKEDIN: MichaelLynnAdams
TWITTER: @michaellynn

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2018 Artoberfest in Kerby This Weekend!

2018 Artoberfest in Kerby This Weekend!




Guild Gallery & Art Center
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Research: Links to Articles On How to Simplify

Research, that is to say my investigation and study into what it means to “simplify” a design in drawing and painting.

Building A Knowledge Base.

Hi!  Over the past few months, I’ve been looking for articles on the topic of simplification.  That is, I’ve been trying to find out what simplification is all about.  You see, I figure that if I am to lead a class or workshop on the subject, I ought to have a solid foundation of knowledge.

Research on How to Simplify: Cool Kitty - Variation On A Theme

Article Search.

It hasn’t been easy finding articles.  Rather, the research process has been slow, especially at first.  Sometimes, though, one article leads to another relevant article and, eventually, another.  So, the idea, then, is to plod through and keep looking.

That being said, I have found several references that I like.  In other cases, with books, for example, I can see “simplify” in the index.  But, I have yet to read the all documents.

I Like Research!

And, the fun thing?  Yes, research can be fun.  One gets to expand one’s horizons and meet interesting people through their writings.  Also, the artists represented include realism to abstraction; photography, drawing and painting!

Research Into How To Simplify: Spice Kitty - Variation on a Theme

Links To Articles.

One additional note.  Several of these links have books, online classes, etc.  The purpose is not to advocate or promote the books or classes.  Rather, to share bits of insight on simplification.

So, in not any particular order, here are some links and references to articles on how to simplify.

1.  Mitchell Albala.

Mr. Albala is an artist and instructor working in the Pacific Northwest.

From Mitchell Albala’s blog:  “Any good landscape painting I’ve ever done was also simple”, https://blog.mitchalbala.com/the-not-so-simple-art-of-simplification/

Quote:  The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. – Hans Hoffman

From Mitchell Albala’s book, Landscape Painting.  Simplification and Massing: Learn to reduce nature’s complexity by looking beneath the surface of a subject to discover the form’s basic masses and shapes.

Research: How To Simplify: KittyKitty Simplified Pattern

2.  Website:  Composition Study.

Though the purpose of this website is to be a resource for photographers, I think that the information is relevant to any visual artist.  There is one article specifically on simplification: http://compositionstudy.com/simplification/

The author includes a wonderful example of simplification in a black and white photograph.

3.  Johannes Vloothuis.

Via Artistnetwork.com, “5 Art Composition Tips:  How to Simplify a Busy Painting”; useful tips and examples!

4.  The Virtual Instructor.

This short article and video focusing on simplifying by seeing the underlying shape and form of the subject.

Drawing 101 – Simplify For Success.

5.  John Burton: Organizing Chaos.

From Tucson Art Academy On Line, a short video from artist John Burton.   He discusses how he organizes a complex scene.  Its all about seeing shapes; working large to small, and leaving the details to last.  I recommend this short video:  Three Key Steps to Simplifying A Complex Scene.

6.  Keene Wilson.

Mr. Wilson’s article “Design and Composition: Practical Advice for the Advanced Artist” is compilation of notes from the artist on design and composition.  Embedded in the many of the notes are tips on how to enhance and simplify your design.  And, you are rewarded as you read down the page where you find an entire paragraph titled “Simplify”.  This might be an article you want to book mark and come back to!

Research: Variation On A Theme

7.  Miles G. Batts.

One of my favorite artists is Miles G. Batts.  He has a paragraph specifically on simplification on page 68 of  his book “The Complete Guide to Creative Watercolor”.

8.  Linda Kemp.

Another favorite artist, Linda Kemp has a book available titled “Simplifying Design & Color for Artists”.

9.  Tom Hoffman.

An artist I admire from the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Hoffman has a book out plus teaches.  I have not read his book, but I frequent a blog he uses for some of his watercolor classes.  It seems to me that simplification and how to do it are topics imbedded in his instructions.  I find the blog useful.

10.  Frank Eber.

Artist Frank Eber, another fine artist whose work I admire has a blog with several excellent articles that include the subject of simplification.  All are worthy reads and provide insight to the painting process and simplification in particular.

Research on How To Simplify: Variations On A Theme, KittyKitty Red Alert

11.  Mark Alan Anderson, “Just Sketching” Blog.

I like Mr. Anderson’s articles.  To elaborate, I find the practical, accessible and useful.  Its about the practice of drawing and sketching.  So, I’ll list a couple of articles that apply directly to the topic of simplification.

12.  Stephen Berry.

Tip:  Try smaller reference photos, such as from a cell phone. Helps you see the big shapes!  From “10 Tips to Help You Improve On Your Own”.

13.  Me!

Some of my other articles about simplifying:

About The Paintings.

The paintings shown in this article are part of my “KittyKitty” series started in 2009.  One of my favorite ways of doing research, whether or not I want to simplify, is to do a “variation on a theme”.  Put another way, working in series gives the artist an opportunity to see first hand how changes influence design.  Plus, its great fun!

Research Variation On Theme: Totally Modern Kitty

 

#simplify #simplifyyourpainting #watercolorpainting

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October 2018 Art Presence Newsletter

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The Cuckoo Oracle
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Leona Sewitsky
Hunter Moon
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Phillip Young
Vampy Moon
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Katharine Gracey
Witch
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Tom Glassman
Light
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Sue Bennett
The Perfect Day
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Mark Daucher
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Raven
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Tony Laenen
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Horses and the Human Heart- Riding Beyond

Riding Beyond

Healing HeArts – Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraiser

Riding Beyond  Healing HeArts – Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraiser

Riding Beyond is a non-profit organiza­tion that opens doors to the future for breast cancer survi­vors through in-depth experiences in the horse/human connection.  In support of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, local businesses will participate in this fundraiser by providing gifts for a raffle on First Friday and cash donation jars throughout October.

Ashland Art Center Collage Making Event

Ashland Art Center will host a collage making event: Horses and the Human Heart, conducted by Riding Beyond participants and volunteers during October First Friday Art Walk.  Find out how horses provide life-changing benefits for the many after-effects of breast cancer treatment, often lingering for years. Hear stories from participants of their enthusiasm for the “miracles” that unfold for them. See videos of interactions with the horses. Create your own collage to take home the power of the horse to benefit your own life. Find more information at ridingbeyond.org. This event is part of Riding Beyond’s city-wide public awareness campaign on October First Friday: Healing HeArts.

Participating Galleries and Businesses:

 

American Trails: Gifting a $50 gift certificate

Ashland Art Center: Artists Gifts Basket; plus they are hosting the Collage Event

Ashland Art Works:  $50 gift certificate

*Be Cherished Salon:  Gift Basket

*Imani Institute of Cosmetology: Gift Basket

*KIXX : $50 gift certificate

Manzanita: Barnwood framed Giclee by Texas artist Mary Gregory

Melanie Macinnes: 20% of all her art sold that evening

Platt-Anderson Cellars:  20% of sales October 5th; Gift Bag of Wine for raffle

Pony Expresso:  Coffee Gift Basket (needs a sign); plus donating 10% of their sales on Oct. 5th

POSH Organics: Skincare Boutique Spa: Gift Basket

*Sew Creative:  $50 gift card, including a private shopping experience after store hours for up to 5

*Strands Salon: Gift Basket

The Crown Jewel: a $35 gift certificate

Three Penny Mercantile: $50 gift certificate

*Umpqua Bank: wine and treats gift basket

Walton Art House: silver and gold ring with a moonstone (valued at $100) handcrafted by Denver artist, featured for the month of October

*These galleries/businesses are supporting the Healing HeArts event with a donation to be raffled off the evening of October 5th, although they will not be open for business during the hours of the First Friday Art Walk.

Southern Oregon Society of Artists News September 2018

SOSA Sept News 2018

Ashland Open Studio Tour October 13-14, 2018

5th Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour

5th Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour Come Into Our Studios… October 13th & 14th,2018 Free to public

Come Into Our Studios…

October 13th & 14th,2018 Free to public

The Ashland Gallery Association sponsors the Ashland Open Studio Tour. On the weekend of October 13th and 14th  from 11-5pm both days, the public is invited to tour the studios of the visual artists of this region including Ashland, Phoenix and Talent. On this studio tour, you will find exceptional artwork and are invited to see working studios and artworks in progress. A great chance to engage with the artists and ask question about their work and individual creative processes.

Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the two-day tour.

Visit www.ashlandost.com for more information and a map of the participating studios.

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Art Receptions 3rd Friday Rogue Gallery & Art Center September 21, 2018

Sept 11 2018 artblast
detail of Lewis Anderson’s “Is the Map the Territory”

THIRD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 5-8PM

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Meet the artists!

What is the Question:
Lewis Anderson & Darcie Sternenberg

September 14–November 2, 2018

Anderson Sternenberg
Left: Lewis Anderson, “Does The Boatman Come For You”
Right: Darcie Sternenberg, “Does Nature Acknowledge Time”

Reception:  Friday, September 21, 5:00-8:00 pm

Southern Oregon photography artists Lewis Anderson and Darcie Sternenberg both create dreamlike landscape images. Anderson’s Asian inspired pieces are large multi-paneled images while Sternenberg’s smaller, intimate pieces are in black and white. In this exhibit, each image is titled with a question, which invites the viewer to establish a stronger connection to the art.

Lewis Anderson’s images are layered photographic images on elongated canvases. His use of layered images creates mystical and deeply spiritual landscapes, which are reminiscent of ancient Chinese landscapes. The artwork reflects his own spiritual journey. Having survived a life-threatening injury at an early age, Lewis developed a lifelong spiritual quest that includes world travel and numerous visits to the desert of Rajasthan, India.

 

Darcie Sterneberg’s black and white landscape photographs are atmospheric and dreamlike. Some of her images are from her travels; many are from familiar places that she has captured in an extraordinary way. She often uses a slow shutter speed to alter the reality of a place and create a feeling of mystery. Working in black and white, she develops rich tonal relationships.

 

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IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

A Liberating Spirit:
Multimedia Works by Judith Ommen

August 31–September 28, 2018

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“Complications” by Judith Ommen

Reception:  Friday, September 21, 5:00-8:00 pm

Jacksonville artist Judith Ommen works in a variety of media: collage, encaustic, oriental brush and printmaking. Her work begins with a realistic image which she alters repeatedly until it becomes an abstraction. Judith worked in higher education as an administrator and a teacher. She retired to the Rogue Valley and has purposed her lifelong love of creating art.

ROGUE GALLERY’S 2018 ANNUAL AUCTION

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Puttin’ on the Glitz
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 5pm

at the Rogue Valley Country Club
2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford

The annual auction is our biggest fundraiser and a great night of fun, food, music and deals! The evening includes a silent auction, cocktail hour, dinner, and live auction with music by “Band du Pays Swing”. It also includes a members’ exhibit with the theme “Puttin’ on the Glitz”- in an Art Deco/Great Gatsby style (see the call to artists HERE).

Tickets available HERE>>

If you are interested in donating items or services to be auctioned at the auction, call (541) 772-8118. Donation Form HERE>>

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BEAR CREEK PARK ARTIST VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Medford rendering 11X17(1)The Medford Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with JWA Public Affairs, the Medford Parks and Recreation Foundation, the Medford School District, and playground manufacturer Leathers, Inc. to help replace the well-loved playground at Bear Creek Park. They need artists, art teachers, and/or crafts people to volunteer to help fulfill their vision by creating appliques and embellishments for the structures. The CORRECTED DAYS of the playground rebuild are Sept 29 & 30 and October 2-October 6.  If you would like to participate, contact Sally Densmore at (541) 840-7015 or [email protected]
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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.

Art du Jour Gallery Fall 2018

During the months of October and November, Debby Fisher’s work will be featured in the Salon and Millie Clarke will be the featured artist on the feature wall at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford. On Third Friday 9/21 music will be provided by the Minstrel Streams, 5-8 pm.

Debby Fisher guest artist for October & November

Favorite Fishing Hole- Painting by Debby Fisher showing at Art du Jour. Image provided by artist.

Debby Fisher received her art education from many venues majoring in art education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, studying drawing at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a plethora of workshops along life’s journey. In the mid 90’s, after settling in Oregon with her family, Debby studied commercial art with Semyon Bilmes, who now leads Atelier Maui. After a time in the illustration business, she was drawn back to oil painting through the work of great artists, such as Michael Dudash and Chris Hopkins, who she had the privilege of connecting with and learning from through the Masterpiece Christian Artists Conferences.  Now doing commissioned pieces and gallery paintings that reflect the beauty God surrounds us with every day, her work is in many private collections across the country.

Debby says, “When I was about 10 years old, I attended my first oil painting class which took place in a little classroom behind a butcher shop in Pittsburgh, PA, and I’ve loved the smell of oils ever since! I like to paint many genres, as you’ll see in this Salon exhibit, from pumpkins to barns to musicians! Here’s a little more of my background…”

Hanley Farm-Painting by Debby Fisher showing at Art du Jour. Image proved by artist.

Millie Clarke featured artist for October

Marionette by Millie Clarke. Image provided by artist.

Millie Clarke is an acrylic abstract artist who enjoys using texture in her painting to achieve depth. She has always loved the paintings of Van Gogh and Picasso so she began copying on of each artist. She is still on an exploration to learn new methods and trying new materials.  Like my mentors, I became an abstract painter learning the meaning of the expression “The Agony and the Ecstasy”. The joy she feels comes from the unexpected surprises that arise from mixing colors and methods.  The agony comes at the beginning when she is looking at a blank canvas.  When asked, she says, “After all, I am an abstract artist, so new paintings come from my mind, my hands, and usually not from the things around me. I continue to learn by experimenting and seeking the counsel of other artists. I have embraced Pablo Picasso’s philosophy, I am always doing that which I cannot do in order to learn how to do it.”

New Beginnings by Millie Clarke. Image provided by artist.

New Beginnings by Millie Clarke. Image provided by artist.

Third Friday September

Art du Jour Gallery will be participating in the first City of Medford “Parking Friday” event which permits businesses to use adjacent parking spaces for special events. Come visit us at the Art du Jour Veranda directly in front of the gallery during Third Friday 9/21. Enjoy art displayed by gallery members. Roy Musitelli and Dick Woods will be doing demonstrations of their art.

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190 (Tues – Sat., 10-4)

Open Studios: How Art is Made September 29-30 in Grants Pass

Open Studios

September 29 & 30

Our third annual Open Studios: How Art is Made tour starts in just over 2 weeks. We are looking forward to an art-filled weekend and have 13 artists in 10 studio locations.
This year the tour showcases studios that are north of the Rogue River. Next year we will feature studios that are south of the river.
Can you do us a favor? Help us spread the word! Even if you aren’t participating as an artist this year, we still want your help. Buy a ticket, tell a friend (or ten). Post to Facebook, email your art loving pals. Help support our growing art community in the Josephine County by spreading the word about this event.
Open Studios
September 29 & 30, 11 am – 4 pm
$20 ticket – includes an artist guide with map for the first 200 tickets sold.
Our Preview Exhibition will be open from September 18 – 27. We will also have art books for sale during the preview! Great chance to pick up some fascinating books.
Thank you for your help in making this another successful year for our participating artists.
Your museum staff,
Hyla & Kristen
541-479-3290
Tickets for Open Studios are on sale!
September 29 & 30
13 Artists in 10 Studios
Tickets $20
You can buy them at Gallery One,
the Museum, and Oregon Books
THANK YOU!
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528