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Central Art & NAMTA (International Art Materials Association) Need Your Help!
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Win A $100 Art Materials Gift Card

Central Art is a member of International Art Materials Association (NAMTA) and together in November we are conducting the  tri-annual  Artist and Art Materials Survey in USA and Canada.  We want you to participate and as you’ll see below there are several benefits to completing the survey:

  • You become eligible to win one of five $100 art supply store gift certificates that can be redeemed at our store, or any NAMTA Member Retailer.
  • Your input will help artist organizations, art schools, and others serve you better.
  • You’ll be heard because the survey results provide feedback to art material retailers and makers of art supplies across the USA and Canada.

Just click here  and take the survey and take advantage of the items above.

Thank you!
– Central Art and NAMTA – The International Art Materials Association

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“Khuyana” Artist in Residency program in Peruvian Amazon

“Khuyana” AiR program in Peruvian Amazon for 2018.

Khuyana AiR
The residency program “Khuyana” welcomes visual artists, architects, photographers, other disciplines; national and international for the period of one month (up to three month) to develop research and production projects related to the Peruvian Amazon, the community of Cuyana – Iquitos and amazon ancient cultures (Quichua and Kukama Kukamiria).

The community of Cuyana has its origin in the migration of the Andean Quechua ethnic group to the Peruvian jungle, now known as “Quichua”. The main activities of Cuyana inhabitants are the land and raising livestock.Nearby we find a community Kukama Kukamiria whose main activity is crafts, there is a tradition in the production of ceramics and balsa wood carving decorated with traditional motifs, vegetable fiber fabrics and other products that represent the cultural wealth held by the Community. Most of the population still preserving them Amazonian ancient culture but they are losing their original language. The residency program works in close collaboration with the self-management space Correlación Contemporánea, the volunteer program Sami Khuyay – Free School and the community of San Pablo de Cuyana, offering artistic workshops for children and young people, as well as the care of the infrastructure and space needs.

The studio is called “Wasicha”, is a floating indigenous maloka built with traditional techniques and materials of the Amazon ancestral architecture. The Wasicha was originally the center of Sami Khuyay – Free school whose mission is to strengthen indigenous culture and identity of children and young people of the community. In this time will host Khuyana artist-in-residence. The Walicha has a large multipurpose studio, three bedrooms available for artists, two bathroom, kitchenette, a large open space for installations, performances, etc., and camping area (only available from July to December).

Duration
One month up to three months (Residency period: March, April, May 2018)

Number of residents
6

Residency fee
700 US$ / month

Fee covers:
– Transportation airport – residence – airport (pickup schedule will be provide).
Welcome session with a traditional amazon dinner.
– Residency period accommodation in floating amazon maloka with shared rooms.
– Weekly meetings and talks organized by coordinators to exchange information and ideas about a proposed topic.
– The organization is committed to holding two art exhibitions that will show the artist-in-residence products in two cities, the first one in Iquitos at the end of residency period, then pieces will be moving to the second exhibition in Lima.
– The AiR program will provide the space and promotion for resident’s open studios or workshops.
– The AiR program will provide the cultural promotion for resident’s exhibition in social medias, national Tv and/or radio.
– Invitation letters and certificates of participation to the participants will be extended.
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Create A Unique & Beautiful Gift For The Artist In Your Life!

Create A Unique & Beautiful Gift For The Artist In Your Life!
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Don’t miss out on this fun and engaging 1-hour mini art workshop, exclusively at Central Art!

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 2017

Location: Central Art

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Fee: $7.50*

*Pre-registration required for all workshops. Space is limited to 12 students maximum. Payment is required at time of registration.

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Central Art & Faber-Castell Present A One-Of-A-Kind Workshop With Don Colley!

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017

“Creating A Rich Drawing”

with Artist Don Colley

Where: Central Art

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fee*: $20 (*Pre-registration required. Payment required at time of registration) 

– Please bring your own sketchbook and drawing supplies (We will have a list of supplies that Don uses available)

– Free product samples for attendees!

Don Colley, one of Faber-Castell’s celebrated instructors and a graduate of University of Texas in Austin will be holding a drawing and illustration demo as well as sketch-out event at Central Art in Medford on Saturday, November 11th, from 1pm – 4pm.

Armed with his signature vintage journals and a vest stuffed to the brim with

Faber-Castell products, Don will focus on showing you techniques and how to use Faber-Castell products. Don’t miss his tips and techniques of drawing, his passion for sketching life around him and discussing what it’s like to be an artist on the go. His main staples include PITT® Artist Pens, Polychromos Color Pencils, Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils, charcoals and graphites.

We will also have product giveaways for students and customers to try Faber-Castell’s products and see the difference when using the best quality for their art. Attendees are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks and drawing materials, as Don loves to help with projects and has been known to take the group outside to do some urban sketching!

Space Is Limited to a Maximum of 15 Participants.

To Register, Call 541-773-1444 Now

or Visit Central Art at 101 N. Central in Downtown Medford.

UPDATED! 10 Reasons to Support the Arts

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RGAC Fall 2017 Catalogue and New Exhibits

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Detail of DARK MOON IN AUTUMN by Alx Fox

NEW EXHIBIT! 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind:

Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton,
Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

September 29 – November 10, 2017

Johnson Keith Landscape                  in Transformation and Balance

Keith Johnson, Landscape in Transformation and Balance,

Reception: Friday, October 20, 5:00-8:00 pm

Artists explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson creates artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world.

IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

The Fall catalog is out! Also see our Fall classes our website!
Adult Classes and Youth Classes

ADULTS

Instructor Alx Fox’s paintings are currently in our main gallery exhibit!

Intuitive Abstracts with Alx Fox
Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, 10am-2pm
Acrylic – All skill levels are welcome.
Loosen up and have a painting adventure. Join award winning painter and instructor Alx Fox for an exciting workshop that will bring freshness to your art. Create a more vibrant and exciting painting as Alx teaches various blending techniques and use of materials that will add texture and interest to your art. Use outside the box tools and techniques. Learn layering and imbedding methods to create interesting effects.
Register Here >>

Rogue Studio Life Drawing Sessions, Uninstructed life drawing
Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 6-8:30pm
Drop-in Tuesday evenings for two and a half hours of moderated uninstructed life drawing sessions in the Rogue Studio.
Register Here >>

YOUTH

Young Artists’ Studio ages 7-11 with Jenny Calaba
Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18,25, November 1,8, 3:30-5pm
In this exciting workshop young artists will get their hands in clay, explore printmaking, create colorful mosaics, and much more!
Register Here >>

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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.

How Lin-Manuel Miranda Saved the NEA

Americans for the Arts - Arts Action Fund
            

September 14, 2017

When Lin-Manuel Miranda and his dad, Luis Miranda, heard that the  National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities were at risk of being eliminated this year, they contacted Americans for the Arts and the National Humanities Alliance to ask how they could help. They committed two full days to walk the halls of Congress and made contact with more than 30 Members of the House and Senate on September 12-13. Exhibiting great bipartisanship throughout, Lin-Manuel also received two deserving awards while he was on Capitol Hill: the 2017 Freedom Award from the US Capitol Historical Society and the 2017 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Medallion of Excellence.

The timing of Lin-Manuel’s visit was crucial as the Senate deliberates on the new FY2018 funding level for the NEA and NEH after the House proposed $145 million for each agency (a $5 million cut from last year).  He urged Senators to consider increasing the funding level to $155 million for each agency. In addition to meeting with 30 Members of Congress, check out the fun he had singing his way through the Capitol subway trains while connecting with Members of Congress and staff.

Visit theArts Action Fund Blog for more photos and news about this story.

 

 

            

Help us in thanking Lin-Manuel by sending him a tweet:

Thanks @Lin_Manuel for helping #SAVEtheNEA #SaveTheNEH. Your advocacy on Capitol Hill this wk was invaluable @Americans4Arts @HumanitiesAll

 

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National Arts in Education Week

Join us in celebration of National Arts In Education Week from September 10-16, 2017.

National Arts in Education Week

Join us in celebration of National Arts In Education Week from September 10-16, 2017.