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A Thousand-Word Morning

I wish I’d written a thousand words sitting by the bank of the Chetco River that morning, wrapped in a red-wool blanket. And though a picture is worth that word count, I heard a thousand word-songs. The birds singing to the dawn, my own voice reading Annie Dillard, the riffle of water around the bend, and the chalky clack of stones as a friend walked down the bank to bring me coffee. May our summers always share moments like these.

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon Annual Show & Sale

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon Annual Show & Sale

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon 2017 Annual Show & Sale Announcement

Southern Oregon Society of Artists July 24 Meeting

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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.

FREE Coloring Event at Central Art Supply

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When: Friday July 21, 2017 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: Central Art Supply  101 N. Central Avenue, Medford



Chickadee Creative Coloring, a Medford-based adult coloring book publisher, presents a

FREE Coloring Event  for its three publications:

Amazing Animals Coloring Book for Adults, Creatures of the Deep Coloring Book for Adults, and Wild Women Adult Coloring Book.


Each of the three 24-page books contains hand-drawn illustrations by talented Southern Oregon student artists.


There are a lot of benefits of coloring for adults and teens, which include activating both sides of the brain (logic and creativity) and reducing stress and anxiety, and it can be a perfect therapy for patients battling an illness or disease. Plus, it is just plain fun!


Join us for a fun-filled afternoon coloring your worries away! Pages from each book along with colored pencils to use for this event will be supplied by Chickadee Creative Coloring.


Event limited to a maximum of 20 attendees.

To pre-register, visit or call Central Art Supply, located at:

101 N. Central Ave. in Downtown Medford

Phone: (541) 773-1444

Visit Central Art!

LightGarden Glass Art New Summer Hours

1086 Washburn                            July 2017
Medford, OR                                   Tues & Thurs  12-4pm                      Wednesday & Friday  10-5pm
(541) 779-0272                                 Saturday  10-1pm
                                                Closed:  Sun & Mon.
New Summer Hours!
Starting July 10th through August
Tuesday & Thursday   12-4pm
Wednesday & Friday 10-5pm
Sat.   10-1pm
Happy Summer!
I am busily working on new classes for fall!
I should have the schedule up soon.
Is there something you are interesting in learning?
Sign up today!

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and

scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing and two hours of fun! Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and enjoyable it can be.
You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for
a woman going through a tough time!  

 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and scrap glass fin this easy workshop!
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

        Please call or email to reserve your space!
 Dragonfly Spoon Rest
Painting with Glass Enamels
July 15th
Learn to paint with glass enamels!  We’ll cover using the black outlining system with pen tips and the basics of painting with glass enamels.  Put your pattern under the top layer of glass, line and paint.  It’s as easy as a coloring book.  Base layer is painted using a “water color” technique by pouring and dragging paint to create your background.  So much fun!!
 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.

Summer Art Classes for Adults at Grants Pass Museum of Art

Paint Like Seurat
with Kristen O’Neill
Saturday, July 15
1 – 4 pm
  • Learn about Georges Seurat, Neo-Impressionism.
  • Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills.
  • Paint any Seurat painting you wish.
  • Leave with an acrylic painting!
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • All skill levels are welcome.
$30 per person, includes all materials!

Drawing from a Photo
with Kristen O’Neill
Saturday, July 22
1 – 4 pm
  • Learn how to enlarge your image proportionally
  • Learn different drawing techniques
  • Learn when to make different decisions than the camera did
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • Great for beginners. All levels welcome.
  • Bring a photo you want to draw! (I strongly recommend printing it out, instead of working from a phone or tablet.)


$30 per person, includes all materials.
Paint Like Georgia O’Keeffe
with Kristen O’Neill
Saturday, August 26
1 -4  pm
  • Create an acrylic painting,
  • Learn about American Modernism and O’Keeffe
  • Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills
  • Paint any O’Keeffe painting you want.
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • All skill levels are welcome
$30 per person, includes all materials
Paint Like David Hockney
with Kristen O’Neill
Saturday, September 9
1 – 4 pm
  • Leave with an acrylic painting.
  • Learn about American Modernism and O’Keeffe
  • Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills
  • Paint any Hockney painting you wish.
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • All skill levels are welcome
$30 per person, includes all materials.

4th of July Sale and FREE Summer Art Event at Natural Earth Paint!

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Join Us for Our FREE Summer Event!


Happy Fourth of July from your Earth Paint Team!

Kids Summer Art Classes at GPMA

 Art for Kids!

All Classes are $15 each and ages 7 and up.

All materials are provided.

Making Art Books

 Wednesday, July 12, 2 – 4 pm

Taught by Laura Davis

Create small art books. Draw your own art or collage pages.

 Painted Rocks

Thursday, July 13, 1-3 pm

Taught by Judy Davidson

Paint small creatures, abstract patterns or whatever you can dream up on river rocks.

 Paint Like Van Gogh

Tuesday, July 18, 1-3 pm

Taught by Kristen O’Neill

Learn about Van Gogh and create a painting by copying one of his, or being inspired by his art.

Drawing from a Photo

Thursday, July 20

1-3 pm

Taught by Kristen O’Neill

Kids learn drawing techniques, and methods to draw from a photo. Bring a photo of their own, or we can provide one. (We recommend to avoid photos of faces). All skill levels welcome.


Tuesday, July 25

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Taught by Karen O’Brien

In this class fun class we will experiment with printmaking. We will learn:

  • How to make unique stamps out of everyday items
  • Use fun foam to create interesting printing blocks
  • How to use a printing plate to make prints using natural items such as leaves
  • How to make a little book of your prints

Paint & Drip

Thursday, July 27

1-3 pm

Taught by Judy Davidson

Have fun painting and dripping acrylic paint onto canvas.

Painting Pots

Wednesday, August 9

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Taught by Laura Davis

Create fun projects from pots! Make a bird feeder, fairy house or your own creation.


Thursday, August 10

1-3 pm

Taught by Judy Davidson

Learn to collage to turn existing art and photos into new art.

Dragons Around the World

Tuesday, August 15

1-3 pm

Taught by Kristen O’Neill

Dragons have been used in art around the world. See examples and have fun making your favorite type of dragon. All levels of skill are welcome.

Tissue Paper Stained Glass

Thursday, August 17

1-3 pm

Taught by Kristen O’Neill

Kids get to great their own “stained glass” projects with tissue paper. Fun way to add art and color to any room.


Tuesday, August 22

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Taught by Cindy Hernandez

Zentangle is a method of creative doodling. Kids will learn how to start a Zentangle, and create several patterns. Kids are always amazed by what they make and love the fact that their are no mistakes! Cindy is a certified Zentangle instructor.

Eye Catchers

Thursday, August 24

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Taught by Chris Kane

Kids create fun, colorful eye catchers.
Have a teenager? They may be eligible for the adult classes (depends on the class). Respond to this email to let Kristen know you want to receive adult art class information.
Grants Pass Museum of Art | Phone | Fax | Email | Website
All Classes are $15 each and ages 7 and up.
All materials are provided.

Words in Red Exhibit by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts

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 Words in Red logo for the art exhibition presented by Masterpiece christian Fine Arts Foundation in 2017

“Words In Red, – the Direct, Uncensored,  Provocative Words of Jesus”
July 1 – 23, 2017

Opening Reception Saturday, July 1st in Ashland, Oregon

    Ashland is known for its world renowned Shakespeare Festival. What guests will also find this July is the traveling “Words in Red” fine art exhibit.  Guests and tourists from across the country can stroll through this fine art gallery to view Nicodemus at Night, The Woman at the Well, Healing of the Blind Beggar, The Woman Caught in Adultery, the demise of the demon possessed pigs, the crucifixion, the resurrected Christ on the shore of Galilee.  A visual plethora of compelling artistically rendered scenes by contemporary art legends Michael Dudash, Ron DiCianni, Frank Ordaz, Chris Hopkins, Glenn Harrington, Mick McGinty, Dan Chen and local artists Austin Maloney, Cathy Gallatin, Debby Fisher, Veronica Thomas, and Melanie Cardinal.

Plus the cinematic sounds of the Words in Red music score, “Sanctus” by Willem van Wyk
Experience this enrapturing sound
July 1 – 23rd

Rogue Coworks at the corner of East Main and 64 N. Pioneer St across from the Black Swan Theater .
Join us for the opening reception
Saturday, July 1st  at 7:00 pm.  $7 at the door/reception or advance tickets here
Daily   11 a.m. – 7 p.m.    Sun. noon – 6.   Regular admission is free

Group tours available . Call 541. 601.7496  for info.

Santus CD cover, music by Wilhelm van Wyk, Masterpiece Christina==an Fine Arts Foundation

Can’t make the show, but want to explore the Words in Red exhibit?   Order the full Gallery Guide here with artist bios, full color depictions and more.

Experience the Incredible Music!
Listen now to the cinematic-esque original music score for the Words in Red exhibit by international composer Willem Van Wyk

Sanctus takes you on a moving journey with a blend of fusion and ethnic world/folk music, rich with haunting vocals (Clara Sorace, Celica Soldream and Victor Sordo) and orchestral grandeur that speaks to the heart. Inspired by the Words of Christ and the artwork of Words In Red, these musical tracks accompany the exhibit experience . Listen now and download one or more of these compelling melodies.

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!