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Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 Is Coming! Plan Your Life Accordingly.

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VISIT CENTRAL ART!

Award at Watercolor Society Of Oregon’s Spring Experimental Exhibition

Award, that is to say a special recognition of achievement. 

Good News!

Greetings!  I am pleased to say that my painting Three Minute Egg V11 earned the Fourth Place “High Desert” award in the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) Spring Experimental Exhibition, Florence OR. (Yay!). The exhibition opened on Saturday, April 7th at the Florence Events Center, (715 Quince St) and you may view the show during business hours through the 23rd of April.

Award, Painting, Artist

 

Award Donors.

I would like to send my deepest thanks to the sponsors of the Fourth Place “High Desert” Award:  Jack Richeson & Co and the WSO 100 Club, Inc.

Jack Richeson & Co is one of the few family run art supply manufacturing companies remaining.  Located in Wisconsin, their company “is based on a belief in the Importance of Art, its relevence, its necessity in life”, (quote from their Facebook page).  I think its wonderful that they have nine full time working family members and the occasional seasonal member.  Thank you Jack Richeson & Co!

The WSO 100 Club is a non-profit corporation established by WSO in 1984 as an endowment fund.  The purpose of the fund is to subsidize member education and the WSO Awards Program.  Thank you WSO 100 Club!

Award-Winning Paintings.

My watercolor is one of twenty award-winning paintings. The paintings will continue on in a traveling show through the end of September, including galleries in Florence, Newport and Carlton, (please see the schedule below).

Award Ceremony: WSO Spring 2018 Convention

WSO Spring Juried Exhibition.

The Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) hosts two juried exhibitions per year: one in the fall and one in the spring. To explain the process for the show, artists submit paintings for consideration into a juried show.  The submitted painting must past an initial jury to be accepted into the show. Then a juror (or jurors) selects award winners.

In the case of this particular juried show, the juror accepted 80 paintings from 279 entered by 163 artists.  And, from the shows 80 paintings, she selected 20 award winners.

This spring’s Juror was artist Ms. Fran Larsen of Santa Fe NM. She is a nationally recognized artist and instructor.

What’s special about the Spring show is that artists can be experimental.  That is to say, while the paintings are primarily water media, they may incorporate elements of other media, like colored pencil, ink, pastel, etc.

About the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

The Watercolor Society of Oregon was started in 1966. The society currently has over 800 members from around the state. Its purpose is to promote the interest of watercolor paintings. The Spring Experimental Exhibition is one of two shows held annually in the state of Oregon.

Award Winning Painting: 3 Minute Egg V11

About the Painting, Three Minute Egg V11.

This is the eleventh painting in a series of works exploring a still life setup.  For background information, the set up includes eggs, egg cup, timer, spoon and napkin.  With each new painting, I allow myself the freedom to explore composition, color, meaning and whatever else strikes my fancy.  Incidentally, you may notice that in this painting I was playing with angles.

So, what’s the meaning, you might ask.  Well, three minute eggs were one of my favorite childhood breakfasts.  Strangely enough, I didn’t particularly enjoy the taste of eggs.  Instead, what I liked was being able to dunk my toast into the egg.  Plus, we had egg cups from Spain which made the eggs ever more exotic.

With that in mind, you might say this painting is about the memory of exotic breakfasts.  Or, the breakfast where Peggy was allowed to play with eggs and toast!

Exhibition Details.

April 7 – 23. Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence OR.  Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am to 4:30pm.

April 24 – May 31. Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street, Florence OR.  Opening reception Saturday, May 12 from 3-5 pm.  Hours: 10am to 6pm daily.

May 31st – July 31st.  Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Dr., Newport OR.  Hours:  Tue – Sun: 12 noon to 4pm.

August 1st – September 31st.  Wallow Gallery, 125 W Main St., Carlton OR.  Hours: Fri – Sun: 12 noon to 5pm.

 

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Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts

GOING PUBLIC: Creating Art for Public Spaces 

Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts with support from the City of Ashland
Saturday, April 21st 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meese Auditorium, located in the Art Building at Southern Oregon University
555 Indiana Street, Ashland OR

GOING PUBLIC: Creating Art for Public Spaces - Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts with support from the City of Ashland

To register:

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General Directions:

555 Indiana Street, Ashland, OR 97520. Located at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus. The Art Building and Meese Auditorium at Southern Oregon University are most directly accessible off of Interstate 5 at Exit 14, the southern Ashland exit.

ART In The Eyes of the Beholder Alla Prima and the Art of Making Fine Art

In this Video Stefan Baumann talks to his artist / Students that ART is In The Eyes of the Beholder Alla Prima and the Art of Making Fine

ArtInspiring Millions to paint outdoors This video is about Touch Move and Inspire.

Get a free Book at his website www.StefanBaumann.com.

The paintings of Stefan Baumann reveal the true spirit of nature by transporting the viewer to distant lands that have gone unseen and undisturbed. With the huge success of Baumann’s weekly PBS television series “The Grand View: America’s National Parks through the Eyes of an Artist,” millions of people witness for themselves the magic Stefan portrays on canvas, his passion for nature and the American landscape. By distilling his love of nature into a luminous painting of brilliant, saturated color that transcends conventional landscape and wildlife art, Baumann has captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation. Each painting becomes an experience rather than merely a picture – a vivid manifestation of his special and personal union with nature and the outdoor world. Through his mastery of light, color and artful composition, Baumann invites you to experience nature in its purity. It is no wonder that for many years distinguished American collectors, including former presidents and financial icons, have sought out his work.

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Paintings Showing At Linda Vista and Two Spring Daffodil Drawings

The daffodil: an early flower and symbol of hope; a nice way to end the month of March and start the month of April.

The Artist At Linda Vista, Ashland OR

Intentions.

Greetings! I would like to share with you an announcement about my latest art show. Plus, I have a couple of daffodil drawings to show you. You see, I thought they would be a nice way to close out the month of March and greet the month of April.

Stermer-Cox Artwork At Linda Vista

New Show:  Linda Vista (Ashland OR).

First up, I am pleased to announce that I have 18 paintings now hanging at Linda Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ashland, OR.  The wonderful people at Linda Vista will show my work through the month of June.

Displayed in the nursing facility’s lobby hallway, you may view the paintings during normal business visiting hours.  Linda Vista’s address is 135 Maple St., Ashland OR.

Some of you may recall, I displayed my artwork here before in late 2015 to early 2016.

Art2Business.

I would like to acknowledge that this is an Art2Business show.  Let me elaborate.  Art2Business acts somewhat like an agent or go-between.  They facilitate the meeting of artists, art and venues.  In other words, Linda Vista has an arrangement with Art2Business. And they selected me, as one of the Art2Business artists, to show in their venue for approximately three months!

So, thank you Art2Business and Linda Vista!

Artist Statement.

I thought I’d share my artist statement with you.  First, though, it might be helpful to know that I curated my paintings to ensure a bright and cheerful collection.  In other words, I wanted to create a joyful display to greet patients, family members, visitors and staff.

I like to paint the joy of life and do so by including people, cats, ponies and coffee cups.  Drawn from imagination, these are the characters through which I like to show the wonderful, humorous side of life.

Naturally, bright colors and fun shapes help support the message of joy.

Stermer-Cox Artwork Linda Vista Long Walls

Daffodils In Bloom.

To begin with, the daffodils are in bloom these days in our Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon.  They have been blooming for a couple of weeks.  And, coincidentally, I have a few in my garden.  Such festive bright flowers in early spring.

On Drawing A Daffodil.

So, naturally, I thought I’d draw and paint them while they are still in bloom.  To my surprise, they are challenging to draw from life.  Their are a couple of issues, you see.  For one thing, there is the perspective of the corona or cup.   I chose to draw the flower with the cup in a nearly frontal position.  Its like looking down at a tube head on.

Daffodils: A Single Flower

Take the point of view and add on the fact that the flower is yellow and, then, you have an interesting challenge.  To explain, what color are the shadows of yellow flowers?  As I look at the flower, the colors look greenish or gray.  Hmmm, my mind does not want to paint a yellow flower greenish gray.  I will have to persuade it, that is my mind, to do so.

Also, parts of the yellow tend toward orange, and others, again, toward green.   In any case, its sometimes amazing to note that a seemingly simple subject like a daffodil has its challenges!

I did draw a different point of view on my iPadPro using the app Procreate.

Daffodil, Single Flower Digital Study M.Stermer-Cox Artist

 

Daffodil As Floral Symbol.

Sometimes when I’m drawing or painting a subject, I like to look up symbology, history and other small cultural “gee whiz” type facts.  For example, daffodils are a national flower for Wales.

The symbology and meaning of daffodils is complicated.  For example, one daffodil, like in my artworks, implies misfortune; OOPS!  I ought to add more!  Because, you see, multiple daffodils mean joy and happiness!  I guess one daffodil just looks lonely.

And, as you might gather, meaning and symbology varies with country, culture and history.  If you are intrigued by such floral messages, you might want to check The Daffodil Society of Great Britain.  Their blog has an interesting article about the language of flowers and the daffodil in particular.

So, with that, I leave you with two drawings of a single daffodil.  I hope that since there are two drawings then that counts as multiple daffodil.  Its about being joyful and happy!

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Visual Arts Journaling Brings Life to Dreams

Awaken from the slumber of winter’s gestation … bring life to those dreams of following creativity and authenticity …

Spring’s Bluster

As winter tugs to hold on and spring throws it’s own punches, we tumble about from 70 degree, sunny days to frosty, snowy fog. But my daffodils are winning out and I’m feeling optimistic for plein air painting, garden digging and hikes with friends. I’m inviting you to trundle along into one of these adventures with me!
Namaste’
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Women’s Retreat
Women’s Alpine Celebration
After last year’s ALL inclusive retreat, we plan to replicate what one participant declared, we learned “so many things that related but are all different!” – – but with new invented processes. Consider August 8-13th to be yourweek for a personal opportunity to expand and rediscover hidden creative yearnings, a dedicated time for yourself. For a video sampling  …  feast your eyes on this. Early registration and Scholarships available andmore ! Be one of the select six limited participants  …  come treat yourself! ALSO … prints of the above image
available …
Shows
Meyer Memorial Gallery (SOU)
April 21-29, the Ashland Gallery Association presents local artists in conjunction with the Taste of Ashland. Come see some stellar artwork!
Ashland Open Studios Tour 2018
Again this year I will be participating in Open Studios, October 13 and 14. I look forward to meeting more of you and sharing my work and studio!
Traveling Conversations
Our January Sebastopolshow was largely attended and we sold two of our fabulous big collaborative pieces. This continuing exchange between Jean WarrenFloy Zittin and myself will carry on … next showing, hopefully in the Bay Area. Incidentally, this blustery watercolor at very top is fromthis collaborative series!
Classes
Visual Art Journaling “Clinic”
Monthly I nest in with up to five diverse artists (emerging or established) to hone the techniques of watercolor specifically related to journaling. My devotion to journaling started in 2001 … and if not familiar … here’s mystory. This year I’m focusing on the color wheel, studying a particular color, 3-5pm, each third Friday of the month … April will be “Greens”. Confirm with me before coming because of limited space!
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Light Garden Glass Art April 2018- Fill Your Heart and Home with Love

1086 Washburn                            March 2017
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.
Looks like spring is
finally going to show up!
   
  
The studio has been busy with new commissions,
workshops, and classes. 
Planning some exciting new projects coming up. 
 Join us for a great time!                  

What’s new?

Come and learn about

Alcohol Inks!

They can be used on any non-porous surface. 
  

Free Demo

April 7th    10am

These projects can be done during our regularly scheduled workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from
10 – 12n.  Please call or email ahead to reserve your space.

Crackle Technique

April 14th
1-4pm

plus one morning workshop

Learn how to make dazzling crackle technique backgrounds to accentuate your fused glass pieces. 

This class will incorporate a crackle technique background and painting with glass enamels on both surfaces of the top layer. 

Glass, fiber paper, powders, paint, glass nuggets and two firings are included with this 2 class project. You will be required to wear an N95 respirator. They are available for sale if you do not already own one. ($3.95)

This will be a small class and will fill up quickly so register today. 

$ 95
One place left
 

Painting with Frit 2

April 28th & May 5
1-4pm
 
Take your frit painting to the next level!
Learn the secrets to multi-layering glass, paint and frit giving your artwork depth and dimension.
Project is shown with bear but there is a deer pattern available as well.
This will be a small class and will fill up quickly so register today.
$125

Painting with Glass Enamels

Dogwood Spoon Rest or

Small Platter

    
May 19th
1-4pm

Paint dogwood flowers, leaves and branches on the top layer and learn to paint complementary watercolor backgrounds on a second layer to create depth and interest.

This 10″ x 6″ spoon rest is not only beautiful but a handy accessory for any kitchen.  Small platter also available.

This class includes all materials and 2 firings.

$55

Painting with Frit

    
One Saturday Morning and Afternoon
June 2nd
10a-12pm
Lunch
1-4pm
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers, 96 glass and glass enamels to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.
We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.
Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.

All frit, stringers, glass, glass enamels and lunch are included.
Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.$135
  
 Morning Workshops:

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

LightGarden Glass Art, 1086 Washburn Lane, Medford, OR 97501-2000

Plein Air Painting in Lava Beds National Monument y Stefan Baumann

In this painting video, Stefan Baumann takes his audience to Lava Beds National Monument in Sothern Oregon. Here he paints Plein Air and captures this place in an oil painting every brushstroke on Location. This clip comes from Stefan Baumann’s National Park Series.
Inspiring Millions to paint outdoors This video is about Touch Move and Inspire. Get a free Book at his website www.StefanBaumann.com. The paintings of Stefan Baumann reveal the true spirit of nature by transporting the viewer to distant lands that have gone unseen and undisturbed. With the huge success of Baumann’s weekly PBS television series “The Grand View: America’s National Parks through the Eyes of an Artist,” millions of people witness for themselves the magic Stefan portrays on canvas, his passion for nature and the American landscape. By distilling his love of nature into a luminous painting of brilliant, saturated color that transcends conventional landscape and wildlife art, Baumann has captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation. Each painting becomes an experience rather than merely a picture – a vivid manifestation of his special and personal union with nature and the outdoor world. Through his mastery of light, color and artful composition, Baumann invites you to experience nature in its purity. It is no wonder that for many years distinguished American collectors, including former presidents and financial icons, have sought out his work.

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How to Establish Your Own Painting Style by Stefan Baumann

in this video, Stefan Baumann talks to his students about How to Establish Your Own Painting and how painting from life is the foundation to discovering who you are as a painter.
Inspiring Millions to paint outdoors This video is about Touch Move and Inspire.
Get a free Book at his website www.StefanBaumann.com.

The paintings of Stefan Baumann reveal the true spirit of nature by transporting the viewer to distant lands that have gone unseen and undisturbed. With the huge success of Baumann’s weekly PBS television series “The Grand View: America’s National Parks through the Eyes of an Artist,” millions of people witness for themselves the magic Stefan portrays on canvas, his passion for nature and the American landscape. By distilling his love of nature into a luminous painting of brilliant, saturated color that transcends conventional landscape and wildlife art, Baumann has captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation. Each painting becomes an experience rather than merely a picture – a vivid manifestation of his special and personal union with nature and the outdoor world. Through his mastery of light, color and artful composition, Baumann invites you to experience nature in its purity. It is no wonder that for many years distinguished American collectors, including former presidents and financial icons, have sought out his work.

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THE LAW OF ATTRACTION ART GALLERIES SELLING

In this video, Stefan Baumann talks to his students about “THE LAW OF ATTRACTION” and how your state of mind can attract art galleries and increase selling your paintings. For a free book on Plein Air painting go to www.StefanBaumann.com and download your copy.
Inspiring Millions to paint outdoors This video is about Touch Move and Inspire. Get a free Book at his website www.StefanBaumann.com. The paintings of Stefan Baumann reveal the true spirit of nature by transporting the viewer to distant lands that have gone unseen and undisturbed. With the huge success of Baumann’s weekly PBS television series “The Grand View: America’s National Parks through the Eyes of an Artist,” millions of people witness for themselves the magic Stefan portrays on canvas, his passion for nature and the American landscape. By distilling his love of nature into a luminous painting of brilliant, saturated color that transcends conventional landscape and wildlife art, Baumann has captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation. Each painting becomes an experience rather than merely a picture – a vivid manifestation of his special and personal union with nature and the outdoor world. Through his mastery of light, color and artful composition, Baumann invites you to experience nature in its purity. It is no wonder that for many years distinguished American collectors, including former presidents and financial icons, have sought out his work.

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