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Oregon Arts Commission News - April 2017

April 2017
Alexis Rockman (American, b. 1962), Evolution, 1992, oil on wood, 96 x 288 in., George R. Stroemple Collection, Lake Oswego, Oregon. Featured in curator and writer Linda Tesner’s essay “Thoughts on a Museum of Wonder,” which was commissioned for the Ecology Project.
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Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation
Launch Visual Arts Ecology Project

The Oregon Visual Arts Ecology Project is now live at www.oregonvisualarts.org.

The online magazine and archive attempts to further explore the depth and expand the breadth of Oregon’s visual arts ecology. The Project is a joint effort of the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation to create an accessible, permanent and interactive virtual collection documenting Oregon’s visual arts landscape, and the interconnected realms of artist, institution, patron, curator and arts writer.

The collection is a beginning, with historic and contemporary content drawn from the archives of the Arts Commission and visual arts partners across Oregon.

Read the full release.
Listen to the Jefferson Public Radio interview with Visual Arts Coordinator Meagan Atiyeh.
Watch Live!

Oregon’s Megan Kim to compete
at Poetry Out Loud National Finals April 24-26

Megan Kim, an 18-year-old senior at Medford’s Cascade Christian High School, will represent Oregon in the April 24-26, 2017 Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C. The competition will be live-streamed here.

Megan is scheduled to compete during the third semifinal, with other upper Northwest and Western states’ contestants, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. If she advances, she also will compete in the finals 4 to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 (Pacific Daylight Time).

Megan, who lives in Ashland, reads poetry for fun and serves as editor of the school’s literary magazine. Her plans are to attend college (she’s considering several) and to major in English.

Enjoy an excerpt of Megan’s performance of Carmen Gimenez Smith’s “Bleeding Heart” and the moment she was named our state champion. Read is a profile of Megan from The Ashland Tidings.
Megan Kim

Breaking news

National report shows Oregon ranks near top
for arts and culture jobs

Oregon is one of seven states- including Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Utah- that exceed the national rate for arts and cultural workers by nine to 17 percent, says a new national study. Only three states (New York, Washington and Wyoming) rank higher.
By Flickr user Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Courtesy of the NEA.

The research was unveiled April 19 by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. It represents the first authoritative federal data on arts and culture employment and compensation.

The data, gathered in 2014, reveals that overall arts and culture contributed $729.6 billion, or 4.2 percent of the Gross National Product (GDP), to the U.S. economy. Oregon employed 69,712 arts and culture workers earning a total of $3.9 billion that year.

Read the full report.
Upcoming application deadlines 

Arts Learning Grants: June 1

 

Oregon Arts Commission | Oregon Cultural Trust,775 Summer Street NE #200, Salem, OR 97301

Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits - News

 

Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits and News: April 5 2017 artblast Kathy Morawiec 2    

Above: Detail of  SAWYER TOOK A CHANCE by Kathy Morawiec

Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits – News

Rogue Gallery will be closed Saturday, April 8th for the Pear Blossom Festival.

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

2017 ARTIST TEEN MENTORING PROJECT

April 14– April 28, 2017

Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits and News: 2017 Artist Teen Mentoring Project

Reception: Friday, April 21, 5–8pm

This exhibition is a culmination of Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s annual Artist Teen Mentoring Project that pairs professional artists with Rogue Valley high school students for intensive study and interaction. On display is the creative work of both teens and mentoring artists, which includes painting in acrylic and oil, assemblage, printmaking, pen and ink, charcoal, and sculpture.

 

Through the program, the students learn new techniques to use in their work, how to present their work in an exhibit, and gain insight to the life of a professional artist. Teen artists had the opportunity to work with an established artist to create art in a variety of media. To be accepted into the program, the teens went through an application process that included a portfolio review, a written essay, letters of recommendation, and an interview. The selected students for the program spent ten weeks with their mentors, learning and practicing techniques and preparing their work for display. The time, talent, and dedication are evident in the quality of artwork on display that includes abstract, expressionism, impressionism, and realistic styles.

 

Mentor artists are Jenny Calaba, Sheri Dinardi, David Masters, Nancy Jo Mullen, and Silvia Trujillo. Students are from Cascade, Eagle Point, Logos Charter, South Medford, and St. Mary’s high school, and include Emma Bennion, Maia Bierwirth, Christina Cannon, Alyssa Dunham, Brieann Fitch, Matt Hearon, Alyssa Patterson, and Sophia Von Haden.

Sponsored by:

Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits and News : Sponsored by Rogue Disposal & Recycling

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IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY
Elementary Arts Outreach Student Show

April 7–April 21, 2017Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits and News: Elementary Outreach 2017

Reception: Friday, April 21, 5–8pm

Artwork by local 5th grade students in the Rogue Gallery’s outreach program.

Sponsored by the Lichtenwalner Family

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IN THE BERRYMAN GALLERY

In Full Bloom: Kathy Morawiec

March 30 – May 23, 2017

Rogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits and News - Kathy Morawiec

Klamath Falls artist Kathy Morawiec’s paintings of flowers
showcase her exuberant colors and brushwork.

The Berryman Gallery is located upstairs at the Craterian Theater.
You may visit the gallery before the Craterian’s performances;
see www.craterian.org/calendar for dates.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES 

Color Theory for Painters with Craig HoneycuttRogue Gallery April 2017 Exhibits and News: color theory for painters with Craig Honeycutt
This fun and informative workshop is perfect for beginning artists who want to gain an understanding of the natural behavior of color. Students will learn the seven characteristics of color through a series of exciting watercolor paintings.
Saturdays April 15 & 22, 10am-2pm

Register here>>

Announcements from other Organizations

CALL TO ARTISTS for ROGUE VALLEY BIENNIAL 2017 June 1—July 27
As is the tradition of long-standing biennial exhibitions the Rogue Valley Biennial will present the “art of our time.” The Rogue Valley Biennial is a forum for the cultivation, understanding, and appreciation of regional contemporary art.
Awards: Three (3) $200 Jurors’ Choice Awards will be given on June 2.
This year the Biennial will be held at the Grants Pass Museum of Art. For information see their website www.gpmuseum.com

 

Call the Gallery for more info: (541) 772-8118

Check out more fun activities at: www.roguegallery.org

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.

First Friday Art Walk in Ashland- April 2017

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits – April 2017

Art and Soul Gallery

“The Wanderer” Oil Paintings by Diana Wright

Grab your keys and go….from a San Francisco luncheon to sun-drenched Cayucos and then to a cool, mist filled day in Bandon, Oregon, I have marveled at the endless beauty of the world.  The landscape renews us, brings us joy and hope in a time filled with anxious thoughts and feelings.  Yes, we are sorrowful at the shrinking of the natural world.  We stagger at the perils of over civilization, pollution, global warming, the shrinking of animal habitats, the acidification of the oceans, (to name a few), as they loom over our lives in an endless stream of fear.  However, the joy of creating seems to transcend my fear.  As I paint, I am in prayerful reverence for nature and I hope to communicate love, joy, and transcendent hope.

 

Shepherds Dream

“Grape Expectations” Watercolor paintings by Kay Myer

For artist Kay Myer, watercolors have always been her creative source, allowing her to explore the endless possibilities this medium allows. Passionate about the colorful, loose, interpretive styling her brushstrokes achieve, “Grape Expectations,” showcases her vivid watercolor images.

As an active member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Kay has also won recognition in international art challenges and been taught by world famous watercolorist, Jean Haines.

Kay was born in Denmark and adopted by an American couple and lived her earlier years in Blodget and now the Rogue Valley, Oregon.

She is joined by the Mt. Shasta Artist/Singer/Songwriter, Joshua Jerue on guitar, toffee treats, together with additional surprises.  Join in on the fun, and register for our free monthly drawing.   For more information, see our event’s page and Kay Myer’s listings on Facebook, or call: 541-941-0855.

 

 

Gallerie Karon

Artist as Poet

Who knew that so many artists are also poets (and the other way around!)? This month’s show at Gallerie Karon has more than 10 artist/poets!

We’ll feature Steve Dieffenbacher’s sketchbooks from his trail walks and new photographs paired with his poetry. Johan Bernstein will show his fantastic photographs from their recent trip to Jerusalem. Rebecca Gabriel will show her lovely portraits.  Both artists will incorporate new poetry.  Liz Shepherd presents new Sumi-e ink drawings with her own poems and translations of Zen poetry.

Of course there will be poetry books in our new poetry corner you can purchase and have signed.

“Summer Lake Darkness” photograph by Steve Dieffenbacher

 

Photographers’ Gallery (Ashland Art Center)

“Streets” Featuring Leonard Lee

Leonard Lea is a local Ashland photographer who loves to travel and visits locations away from the beaten path.  His show, Streets, opens April 7th during the First Friday Art Walk at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center.  

Streets captures spontaneous images of local people and happenings in the streets of their own Mexican town or village. Leonard shows us a fleeting, un-posed glimpse into everyday life. A world traveler, recent trips have taken him to Japan, France, Italy, Switzerland, England, Wales, and Scotland, as well as Mexico.

The image, “Flower Girl” was taken on a recent trip to Ajijic, Mexico. Please join Leonard, a member of The Photographers Gallery, located in the Ashland Art Center during First Friday Art Walk on April 7, 2017.

Featured Musician: Martin Ball, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Martin Ball is a local Ashland-based musician, performer and multi-instrumentalist who is active both as a solo artist and as the musical half of the duo, Fractal Love Jam, with his wife and vocalist, Jessalynn Jones.

“Flower Girl” photograph by Leonard Lee

Ashland Gallery Association

 Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, April 7th, from 5 to 8 pm!  

Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation! 

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the April Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

 “Spotlight Exhibits” and April Gallery Tour Map:

“Spotlight Exhibits” and April Gallery Tour Map:

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Words in Red Art Exhibition

Masterpiece Christina Fine Arts Foundation logo and header image

Never were or will there be again
words like  His…

Words in Red logo for the art exhibition presented by Masterpiece christian Fine Arts Foundation in 2017
The Direct, Uncensored, Provocative Words of Jesus

45+ Paintings and sculptures
19 artists  :   7 Cities

Experience a gallery of inspirational,  soul-enriching fine art in Portland.  Works by 19 contemporary artists from across the country including Ron DiCianni, Tim Botts, Chris Hopkins, Michael Dudash, Frank Ordaz, Glenn Harrington, Mick McGinty, Dan Chen, Melanie Cardinal and more

March 23 – 26th
Lakewood Center for the Arts – Lake Oswego, Oregon
Thurs.,  March 23rd
Opening gala event at  7 pm
$10  Advanced gala tickets online/ $12 at the door
Friday,  Sat. & Sunday admission  is free
Fri., Sat  10- 8 pm,  Sun. 12 – 4

And at
Concordia University Library
April 3rd – 30th.
April 9th – Reception 2 – 4:00 p.m. (free)
Guided Tours available for groups call 503-493-6370
Admission is free
For more information see www.mcfineartsfoundation.org or call 541-601-7496

 

Coming soon to:
Eugene May 5 – 27th at Pacific Rim Gallery
Ashland July 1 – 23rd – Rogue Coworks

And experience the 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 an imaginative 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, these musical tracks accompany the Words In Red. Listen now!   And use coupon code: wordsinred and proceeds from the CD sales will help the travels of the Words in Red exhibit on its tour

SOSA April Meeting

SOSA April Meeting

 SOSA February meeting : sosa logo southern oregon society of artists
This month’s meeting of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists will take place on April 25th at 6:30 at the Medford Public Library. This month’s meeting features our quarterly Juried Critiques, judged this time by Linda H. Snodgrass.  Registration and refreshments at 6:30, Program starts at 7 pm.
Artists of all levels are welcome to come, learn and enjoy!
For more information call BJ Mathis at 541 414-4993. Check us out at www.sosa-inc.org

Art & Ideas Discussion at The Ark on April 13

Art & Ideas Discussion at The Ark

Art & Ideas Discussion at The Ark : The Earth Bridge, Monotype Print by Catie Faryl

The Earth Bridge, Monotype Print by Catie Faryl

To kick off an art & ideas discussion at The Ark, Catie Faryl invites you to her presentation of “A View from 2050,” a brief back-cast narrative history envisioning how we get from now to the year 2050.  This is a continuation of Faryl’s art exhibit called “Bridges to 2020,” which focused on ancient and new technologies and concepts as solutions to present and looming issues.  Some art from that show will also be on display as a catalyst for a group discussion to follow the slide show. Join Catie on Wednesday, April 13th, 7 pm at The Ark, 1050 Benson Way in Ashland, Oregon.

For more information please call Catie at 541 535-1854 or contact Mayana at [email protected]

Art & Ideas Discussion at The Ark : The Bridge, Monotype Print from the "Daily Toast" series by artist Catie Faryl.

Monotype Print from the “Daily Toast” series by artist Catie Faryl.

Artist Teen Mentoring Project 2016 Exhibit

Rogue Main Gallery: Artist Teen Mentoring Project 2016 Exhibit

Artist Teen Mentoring Project 2016 Exhibit: "Basilica," Mono print by Alyssa Summers

“Basilica,” Mono print by Alyssa Summers

April 1–April 15, 2016, Reception: Friday, April 15, 5-8pm

Sponsored by Rogue Disposal & Recycling, Inc.

Main Gallery: Artist Teen Mentoring Project  

 

The Artist Teen Mentoring Project 2016 Exhibit is a culmination of Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s annual Artist Teen Mentoring Project that pairs professional artists with Rogue Valley high school students for intensive study and interaction. On display is the creative work of both teens and mentoring artists, which includes photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and comic art.

 

Through the program, the students learn new techniques to use in their work, how to present their work in an exhibit, and gain insight to the life of a professional artist.

Artist Teen Mentoring Project 2016 Exhibit: "Bloom," Mixed Media by Jenny Calaba

“Bloom,” Mixed Media by Jenny Calaba

Thirteen aspiring teenage artists had the opportunity to work with one of six established artists to create art in a variety of media. Teens went through an application process last fall that included a portfolio review, a written essay, letters of recommendation, and an interview. Teens selected for the program spent over 20 hours with their mentors, learning and practicing techniques and preparing their work for display. Mentor artists include Jenny Calaba, Georganna Happel, Ted Heleard, Mary Wilkins Kelly, David Masters, and Nancy Jo Mullen.

Refreshments by Harry and David will be served at the Artist Teen Mentoring Project 2016 Exhibit artist reception on April 15,  from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. 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. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

 

 

Travel the World with Art – The Hamsa Hand

 Kindred Spirits logo Travel the World with Art

Hands on Art and Wine experience with Cathy Dorris

Cathy Dorris - Kindred Spirits - Hamsa Hand
The Hamsa Hand
Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia
Represents Patience, Loyalty and Faith

This is another two part class. Wednesday, April 6th from 6-9 and finishes on Wednesday, April 13th from 6-9.  All materials are provided.  Cost is $45 which includes a first beverage of your choice.  Register by e-mail,  at Kindred Spirits (hours 4-9 Tues-Sat), or by call or texting Cathy at 541-821-0651.

Kindred Spirits

106 Talent Ave.

Talent, OR

Rogue Gallery Matching Fund News & Teen-Artist Mentor Exhibit

Teen Artists in the Main Gallery

 
2016 Teen ArtistATMP_2016 2 Mentor Project
April 1– April 15, 2016

Reception: Friday, April 15, 5–8pm

This exhibition is a culmination of Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s annual project that pairs professional artists with Rogue Valley high school students for intensive study and interaction. Both the teens and their mentors are displaying their work in a variety of media and styles. The exhibit includes photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and sequential art.

Sponsored by:
RogueDisposalColor_forWEB

Progress on Remodeling the RoguStudio

We asked for help to match a Challenge Gift to remodel the Rogue Gallery art studio. The response has been truly heartwarming. Since March 10 we have received over $6,000!

We have received a Challenge Gift pledge of $10,000 from a Rogue Gallery member to remodel the Rogue Gallery art studio. During this challenge, they will match contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to maximize your donation. Our plan to remodel the Rogue Gallery art studio includes new storage cabinets, new lighting, window covering, fresh paint, new sinks, and a refinished floor. Remodeling the studio will allow us to offer more classes, present artist lectures, events, and provide a space for community uses.

Please help us meet our $10,000 challenge goal by making a tax deductible gift to remodel the studio and provide more opportunities to experience and create exciting visual art in Southern Oregon.

Donate HERE>>

Here is the “Before” picture. Please help us get to the “After” Picture!

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Columbia Center for the Arts April 2016 Events

Will you be visiting the Hood River area this month? You might want to check out one or more of Columbia Center for the Arts April 2016 Events! Apologies for the lack of images – the lovely pictures in their email did not transfer to our blog.

 

Columbia Center for the Arts April 2016 Events

EARTH WIND FIRE EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 6-8pm
Exhibition: April 6-30, Wed-Sun 11am-5pm

Blue tributaries lined with sticky red clay, cascading towards the Columbia River, wind whistling through the narrow verdant Gorge, ancient lava flows creating fortress-like cliffs of columnar basalt; the dramatic landscape is what defines the Columbia River Gorge region. CCA’s April invitational Earth Wind Fire exhibition will show work that is created from materials that come from the Earth, interact with Wind, or come into being through Fire.

The Nook Exhibition
Jurgen Hess Photography
April 6-April 30, Wed-Sun 11am-5pm

 

The Nook Gallery will be showing local photographer Jurgen Hess who creates photographs that tell stories, capture a moment in time, or reflect the beauty found in both the ordinary and the awe-inspiring. He looks for the uncommon viewpoint, the light that paints a landscape or the look that says this is the essence of the person. His wildfire photos show the dangerous work of firefighting and the terror and beauty of fire.

The Lobby Exhibition
Laurel Marie Hagner, Glassometry
April 6-30, Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
Laurel’s mission as an artist is to continuously evolve not only as a craftsperson, but also as one who is sharing ideas and opportunities of expression with the community. Her work can be found nationally, spanning public and private sectors. It is her interest that Glassometry Studios play a holistic role in providing artwork, events, and exposure in general to a multitude of creative endeavors.
Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble
Audio Documentaries of Exceptional Oregonians
April 1, 2016 at 7:30pm

 

The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble tells the stories of three Oregonians who achieved great things despite racial and gender discrimination through interview-based audio and original music by some of Oregon’s most prominent jazz composers. Live performances to take place in the communities where the stories came from—Hood River, Astoria, and Portland—with radio broadcast to follow in late 2016.

 

poTENtial: Literary Arts
An Evening with THAT Brian Doyle
April 4, 2016 at 7pm (NOTE NEW DATE)
Suitable for mature audiences only
Spend the evening with THAT Brian Doyle, the much beloved award-winning Oregon author. His latest novel, Martin Marten has received rave reviews, as do all of his public appearances. We’ll start the evening with a brief interview with the author, followed by Brian waxing poetic on whatever topics come to mind while interacting with the audience. After the presentation, meet the author at a book signing in the Lobby hosted by Waucoma Bookstore.
Ping & Woof Opera: Così fan tutte
April 15 at 7pm & April 17 at 2pm
Ping & Woof Opera is proud to bring to Hood River their first fully staged production with Mozart’s Così fan tutte. This charming and funny tale of a bet that goes in unexpected directions will be sure to enchant! Presented in Italian with English supertitles. These two programs are presented by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association and generously sponsored through the CCA Partner Project by Dr. Tina Castanares and Doris Castanares.

Please visit the CGOA Website for more information on tickets.

FOR THE LOVE World Premiere
April 19 at 7pm
Mountain Mind Collective is delighted to share their first feature-length whitewater kayaking documentary with residents of and visitors to the Columbia River Gorge. Check out the trailer here.

Join us for an amazing show, drink delicious Ninkasi beer (1 free with purchase of ticket), enter in a raffle for cool whitewater gear (proceeds to help protect the Chuitna River, Alaska), and meet the filmmakers behind the movie. At 10pm, the festivities will migrate to the River City Saloon, where The Barnburners will be rocking out all night! Doors at 6pm, film at 7pm. Tickets available here.

CoHousing In Your Community
Cohousing Presentation featuring Charles Durrett
April 20, 2016 at 7pm

Imagine a Home…where you know all your neighbors; where adults and kids can live in a supportive, healthy environment; with fully-appointed individual homes as well as common facilities such as workshops and open space; in an environmentally-sensitive, pedestrian-friendly community that you helped create…Imagine Cohousing!

poTENtial: Photography
Spirit of the Mustangs with Photographer Melissa Farlow
April 22, 2016 at 7pm
Family-friendly presentation

Melissa Farlow has worked extensively in the American West for National Geographic —driving 20,000 miles for a magazine story and book on public lands—and more recently, documenting mustang herds. Other National Geographic Magazine stories of hers feature varied subjects—one story required four months traveling to many of the national parks for the magazine, and a separate piece on Olympic National Park.