Trending Articles

Friends of SOAR

For great posts about the business of art, check out The Artsy Shark HERE!
ArtistsBillofRights.org 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.

Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Coming July 1, 2017

On the front lawn at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon!

Artists Workshop July 1, 2017 Plein Air Event Show and Sale at ARt Presence ARt Center, Jacksonville, Oregon

The Artists Workshop is holding their 2017 Plein Air Event this year from June 28-July 1, 2017. Participating artists will paint on location for three days, then present their work for judging, a show and sale on the front lawn of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon on July 1 from 9 am – 3 pm.

There will be an exciting quick-paint competition from 10 am to noon, and the awards ceremony takes place at 2:30 pm. Over 30 artists are participating in this year’s event, which means there will be a wide range of plein air painting styles available to interested collectors. Jurors are Willo Balfrey and Richard McKinley, so you know the awards will be decided by two of the most highly respected artists in the Valley!

The event takes place side by side with the July reception for the new art exhibit at Art Presence Art Center, so be sure to come inside and view the paintings and other art works in the gallery too!

Southern Oregon Plein Air Event 2017 Last day for Early Registration Monday, May 15

Southern Oregon Plein Air Event 2017

Last day for Early Registration is Monday, May 15th!

Event Takes Place 06/28 – 07/01/17

Quick Paint Competitions!
Art Supply Representatives!
Over $1500 in Cash Awards & Prizes!

Visit www.soartistsworkshop.com or call 541-324-7624 for full details and schedule!

Southern Oregon Plein Air Event 2017, produced by the Artistsworkshop and sponsored by Central Art Supply

The Great Southern Oregon Paint Out 2016

The Great Southern Oregon Paint Out 2016Click the image to visit the Artists Workshop website for more information about the Great Southern Oregon Paint Out and to sign up!

Call to Artists: 3rd Annual “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’ McCloud, CA

McCloud ARTS Society Sponsors

3rd Annual “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’

an artist’s experience

Cheryl Petty's Winning Plein Air Painting from the 2014 Paint the Town event

McCloud ARTS Society, in partnership with McCloud Local First, is again hosting “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’ artist’s experience, on Saturday August 15, 10 am to 6 pm in McCloud, CA.

Paint the Town!This event is based upon the original French impressionist masters who left their classical classroom technical painting approach and moved onto portable easels outdoors, or en plein air, where the influence of the natural light on landscapes affected their painting styles. Many refer to them as “painters of light” and “the impressionists.” Familiar names such as Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Van Gogh are associated with this style of magnificent painting. Local artists are trying to recreate interest in painting our great Shasta outdoors. Dorothea Schoenstein, organizer of Paint the Town, stated “the experience is indeed invigorating and challenging at the same time.  Lighting does play an important role in how the scene is interpreted onto the canvas or paper. For example, one early morning, two of us were painting Lake Siskiyou from different vantage points. Later we stopped for lunch and were surprised to see the similar colors chosen for our paintings.  Lavenders and coral colors were predominant in both compositions! Not a coincidence, but recognition of the influence of natural light on the scenic subject matter.”

Paint the Town!Painting outdoors with a group of painters or alone provides the artist, novice or experienced, with a stimulating, ever-changing experience.  The changing light patterns, the smell of fresh air, the sounds of the forest or river brings an artist to paint outdoors.  There is no confinement, very few interruptions, and concentration begins. The connection to nature is visible on canvas or paper.

Plein air painting has grown across the nation in recognition with participation at all levels of artistry.  McCloud Arts Society is in its third year of offering an opportunity for artists and students to join them for the day.  Locations for subjects have been previewed for good vantage points and compositions; otherwise, an artist can come and select their own location from the McCloud Falls to old garages.  At the end of the painting day, 3:30pm, a wet paint art show will be displayed on the porch of the mercantile building for the public to enjoy.  It will be an informal exhibit with wonderful music and wine.  Music by Allison and Victor will lend support to the day of French style of painting.  The public is invited and asked to vote for their favorite piece.  The winner will receive $50 and the privilege of having their work on next year’s postcard.

Campbell Global has funded our scholarship program that will support participation of up to 10 students under the age of 18.  Each student will receive some instruction and supplies.  Interested students should contact Chairperson Dorothea Schoenstein at 964-2065.

This year on the same Saturday there will be a car show downtown, a quilt show, the melodrama, and our exhibit.  More information is available on the McCloud Arts Society Facebook page, or contact Dorothea Schoenstein 964-2065.  Pre-Registion is $20 thru August 10, and same day registration $30.  A $10 box lunch is available from White Mountain Café, order at morning registration. Canvases and paper for competition must have a registration mark on back.

Watercolor: In Deeper Pursuit with Elaine Frenett

“Watercolor: In Deeper Pursuit” 6 week series

 Watercolor class with Elaine Frenett

Two Brushes One Hand - Watercolor classes with Elaine Frenett

Two Brushes One Hand – Watercolor classes with Elaine Frenett

Want to understand pigments, mixing colors and glowing glazes better?

This beginning-intermediate to intermediate class will travel through value and color wheel reviews, then move into landscape (hopefully a plein air adventure, weather permitting), greens, design and corrections. Come swim in the wet, juicy world of watercolor, demos, homework and silliness included. Basic watercolor and drawing skills suggested.
Your instructor, Elaine Frenett, brings over 20 years of watercolor passion. Her fine art has been collected in museums and her illustrations published from New York to LA. She currently teaches private and group classes and leads annual women’s painting retreats.
  • Fridays, April 24 – May 29
  • 11 – 2pm 
  • Ashland Art Center’s Classroom
  • $180 
For questions and registration contact Elaine Frenett, or [email protected], 541-944-2196

Roguish Affair – WSO Aqueous Convention

October 3-5, 2014

WSO Watercolor Society of Oregon logo

By Deanna St. Martin, reposted from watercolorsocietyoforegon.com. Watercolor Society of Oregon members can register for the Fall convention from the original post (link at the top of the page) or at the Fall 2014 Convention registration link HERE.

 

Now is the time to plan your visit to the center of Oregon’s new “Wine Country”, October 3, 4 and 5, 2014. Autumn is so lovely in Southern Oregon; summer weather is still here. There is no better place to come and paint.

Convention Chair Deanna St. Martin has been busy planning a fabulous weekend full of inspiration and educational opportunities.

Downtown Medford will be the center of this convention’s activities; the Rogue Gallery and Art Center and many restaurants and focal points are within easy walking distance from the hotel.

Registration begins Friday afternoon at Inn at the Commons, formerly the Red Lion Inn and continues with the Meet & Greet on Friday night, October 3rd. Members will get a chance to meet Juror Linda Baker and catch up with WSO friends, both new and old. Juror Linda Baker has heard so many good things about WSO and can hardly wait to see and paint our lovely vistas.

The new Lark’s Restaurant at the Inn at the Commons is a local favorite and a sure place to “perk” up your morning before the convention activities.

Saturday Break-Out sessions include many of our local artists presenting classes as well as holding Paint-Outs at the many beautiful locations in the Rogue Valley. Members may choose from many varied events.

Hannah West will hold a session on how to capture your buyer’s attention amidst all the online ads with “How to Create a Fabulous Online Presence.”

Jane Hardgrove will help members to get creative with paintings they wonder should be tossed out or salvaged into something else. As a participant you’ll bring in three paintings that you don’t like and turn them into masterpieces.

Winnie Givot will hold a Paint-In on creating “Out of the Box Backgrounds.” Winnie utilizes underpaintings as a basis of her fabulous artwork. These will be the inspiration for this break-out session.

Kara Pilcher with a panel of fellow artists will hold a critique session on “How to Run a Successful Critique Group.” Artists who participate in critique groups can certainly attest to their value.
In addition to the great break-out sessions, Linda Baker will hold two Juror Critiques. These events are often the best attended during the conventions. They provide valuable feedback for the artists who submit painting images as well those who attend the critiques.

On Saturday, Paints-Outs will be led by members Norm Rossignol, Steve and Sue Bennett, and Sue Eakin, just to name a few. Lithia Park, the Commons, the Rogue River, and Belle Fiore Estate & Winery are some of the fabulous locations chosen by our Paint-Out leaders.

On Saturday afternoon the Artists’ Reception will take place a few blocks from the hotel at the Rogue Gallery and Art Center where the 80 juried paintings will be displayed. Food and beverages will be served, and all who attend will have a chance to vote for the “People’s Choice Award”. Then it’s back to the Inn at the Commons for the Awards and Dinner.

Sunday morning events start at 9:00 a.m. with the Members’ Business Meeting (and raffle) followed by a lecture and demo by Linda Baker. Following the convention, WSO is pleased to present a Linda Baker Workshop to be held October 6-10 at the Rogue Gallery. Registration began in May, with a registration form in the May issue of The Watermark.

For a complete schedule of WSO Fall Convention events, meetings, workshops, paint outs, presentations and more, please click the following link to download a pdf with all the info, dates and times: Watercolor Society of Oregon Fall 2014 Convention Schedule

Congratulations to all the Oregon watercolor artists whose paintings were accepted into the Fall Show!  Accepted artists include Southern Oregon Artists Resource member Margaret Stermer-Cox and friends of Southern Oregon Artists Resource Betty Barss, Lynda Haghan, Marilyn Hurst, Cecilia Pestlin, Charlotte Peterson, and Eve Margo Withrow.  Click here for a complete list of all accepted artists and their paintings

News from Silvia Trujillo

First of all, the paintings shown are some of my most recent plein air works completed here in Southern Oregon.

I’m looking forward to continuing to paint outdoors for at least the next couple of months while the weather is warm. Also, I’ve just discovered some plein air tips for painting in colder temperatures that I’ll be anxious to try out this winter. I’ll let you know if they work.

Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

If you would like to join me I’m offering private and semi-private sessions for beginners and intermediate painters at the rate of $25 hr. (two or more students per session and that rate can be adjusted). If you’re an advanced painter and don’t need or want instruction I would enjoy your company out on location, so send me an email and we can make arrangements to paint together.

"And the Rocks Remain"Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“And the Rocks Remain” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

"Cliffhanger" Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“Cliffhanger” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

On another note, The Rogue Gallery Art Center in Medford is having their annual “Artrageous Benefit Auction” on Satuday, Sept. 27, 2014 at RoxyAnn Winery, where one of my vineyard paintings is the featured image on the label for a Special Reserve wine exclusively bottled for the event. In addition to that, several of my vineyard scenes are being displayed on the wall of the main entrance to the gallery for the month of Sept. Try and stop by to see them.

Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“Lavender Fields Forever” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“Lavender Fields Forever” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

I’m still offering private lessons (indoors) in a variety of media and subjects, so let me know if there’s something you’ve been wanting to paint. I may be able to offer you the instruction you need.

"Her Hills" Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“Her Hills” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

"Sacred Mustard" Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“Sacred Mustard” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

What a beautiful land we live in here in Southern Oregon! I’m so thankful to be back!

"Bucolic" Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“Bucolic” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

Artist Silvia Trujillo Seeks Living Accommodations

After a productive hiatus in new Mexico, respected plein air artist Silvia Trujillo and her husband have returned to southern Oregon and are now looking for living accommodations.

After three and a half months in the Southwest it sure feels good to be back in Oregon. Some folks adore the desert, but I found out quickly that it’s a nice place for me to visit but not a place for me to live.

We welcome Silvia and her husband home! They are open as far as the area but would prefer a rural place – something in the Applegate Valley would be ideal. They are flexible as to the type of arrangements, too: they have excellent credit and references and would be happy to rent a place on a long-term basis, but are also willing to house sit or to rent a place that’s for sale.

If anyone has a lead she can pursue, please email [email protected] or [email protected] Let’s give Silvia a warm Welcome Home and help one of southern Oregon’s artist treasures find a place to settle back in! Thanks!

View more of Silvia’s work at her website: http://www.silviatrujillo.com

Find a complete collection of Silvia’s web links (website, blog and social networks) and contact information in her listing at the Southern Oregon Artist’s Resource: Silvia Trujillo

Below, some of Silvia’s new works:

Silvia Trujillo and watercolorist Elaine Frenett are presenting a plein air painting workshop, Applegate ON SITE! ~ two workshops, two sites & two instructors!

Silvia Trujillo (yes, she’s back!), oil & acrylics, and Elaine Frenett, watercolor, will lead these two classes. Both Silvia and Elaine have over 40 yrs. combined professional/teaching experience as Oregon/California artists and delight in sharing along the creative path. Paint the picturesque “Lavender Fields Forever” farm, with lavender at it’s brilliant peak and then, the rolling hills with the dazzling vistas of Valley View Winery. Each session will guide you gently through an outdoor painting intro, separate demos by each instructor in their media and then, ample time for individuals to develop their own unique paintings. A friendly share will close the gathering. There are optional and additional lavender distillation, vintage car viewing and wine sampling possibilities for you too. Won’t you come celebrate summer in the Applegate Valley with us?
Where: Lavender Fields Forever Farm, Saturday, July 19th and next, Valley View Winery, Saturday, July 26th
When: 8am – 1pm
Fees: $60 per session, $110 for both Saturdays
Questions: [email protected], 541-301-0906 and/or [email protected], 541-944-2196.
Materials List: Upon registration

 

Applegate ON SITE: Class with Elaine Frenett and Silvia Trujillo

Applegate On Site, Announcement of tam=ndem-taught plein air class with Elaine frenett and Silvia Trujillo

Applegate ON SITE ~ two workshops, two sites & two instructors

Silvia Trujillo (yes, she’s back!), oil & acrylics, and Elaine Frenett, watercolor, will lead these two classes. Both Silvia and Elaine have over 40 yrs. combined professional/teaching experience as Oregon/California artists and delight in sharing along the creative path. Paint the picturesque “Lavender Fields Forever” farm, with lavender at it’s brilliant peak and then, the rolling hills with the dazzling vistas of Valley View Winery. Each session will guide you gently through an outdoor painting intro, separate demos by each instructor in their media and then, ample time for individuals to develop their own unique paintings. A friendly share will close the gathering. There are optional and additional lavender distillation, vintage car viewing and wine sampling possibilities for you too. Won’t you come celebrate summer in the Applegate Valley with us?
Where:  Lavender Fields Forever Farm, Saturday, July 19th and next, Valley View Winery, Saturday, July 26th
When:  8am – 1pm
Fees:  $60 per session, $110 for both Saturdays
Questions: [email protected]541- 301-0906 and/or [email protected]541-944-2196
Materials List: Upon registration

Third Annual Artist's Day ta Hanley Farm on June 14

June’s just around the corner! As you can see from the flyer below, whole bunches is taking place that day! All you need to do is show up at 9am, definitely no later than 10:30am (event starts at 11am), and choose your spot to set up. There’s no fee of any sort, HOWEVER, if you sell some of your work, we request a 10% donation of your proceeds. That’s it! Due to the number of events taking place this year, artists are asked to set up on the front lawn of the Hanley Farm House, and surrounding areas.

 

As in past events, you’ll have several great sites, including the lawn in front of Hanley House, the area to the left of the pavilion, the lovely spring house area, Jackson Creek area, etc., to set up in.  We just ask that the areas to be used for badminton, horse shoe tossing, food service, etc., be used for those purposes. I’m preparing a map to give to you when you arrive so you’ll know the area’s I’m talking about, PLUS, I will be there to personally show you. I’m sooooooo looking forward to seeing you all again this year!

 

I’ve heard from about 14 of you that you are planning to attend. Last year (our second Artists Day) was more successful than the first year. I expect this year’s event to be even greater! We’ll have more participants, more visitors, all this means more exposure for you! We hope you’ll join us!!! Please let me know if you can make it.

Pamela Sasseen

on behalf of SOHS/Hanley Farm

[email protected]

Flag Day-Artists Fair at Hanley Farm flyerHelp us spread the word! Print and post or share the Hanley Farm Flag Day-Artists Fair flyer – Click to download the pdf file