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November 2016 at Art du Jour Gallery

Art Du Jour gallery logoNovember 2016 at Art du Jour Gallery

Pastel Artist Mary Jo Heath Celebrates the National Park Service 100th Birthday

Works by Mary Jo Heath, an acclaimed pastel artist, will be featured at Art du Jour Gallery in downtown Medford, 213 E. Main St., during the month of November.  Her exhibit, to coincide with the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, will feature several of her many renditions of our nation’s loveliest parks.

Heath is well known, having been a public school teacher for 30 years, and later for her landscapes of familiar scenes in the Rogue Valley.  In 1994, Heath began working with pastels winning awards for her work.  Heath says, “Of all the media that I have tried, pastel is the most immediate, the most expressive and the most forgiving.  The pastels become an extension of my hand as I try to interpret what I see and how I feel about a subject matter.  It could be the light, the composition or the challenge of a new subject.”

Several years ago that challenge became depicting scenes from national parks and monuments.  After traveling with friends to the different locations, Heath would use photos for a reference to paint from.  She enjoys using pastels to do this work as there is no brush to separate her from the scene she is producing.  Her work is both accurate in its rendition and aesthetically pleasing.

On August 25, 2016, The National Park Service turned 100!  Heath helps with the celebration by exhibiting her works “The Grand Canyon”, “Arches”, “Yosemite”, “Yellowstone”, “Hurricane Ridge”, and others.  Come to our Third Friday event Nov. 18, 5-8 to speak with Heath about these works and her love for the national parks.

Incredible Wildlife Photography by Dan Elster in the Salon


Crow, photography by Dan Elster

Art du Jour invites you to spend some quality time in our Salon during the month of November to take in the fascinating beauty of Southern Oregon’s wildlife as seen through the lens of fine art photographer Dan Elster.   Dan’s work has been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Art Beat and in many fine-art exhibits, wildlife venues and shows throughout the Pacific Northwest.   OPB video about Dan  – The segment aired on Southern Oregon Public Television on February 26, 2015.

Dan is mostly self-taught. His subjects are completely wild (no captive or staged shots) and it’s important to him for people to know that. “My photography is my art form, my form of expression,” Dan says.  ”When I’m taking pictures of wild animals, I’m really trying to tell an animal’s story.  It’s the drama in nature that inspires me.  In the wild, every day is a struggle, just to survive.” Dan hopes his work will serve to remind us that we don’t own the Earth, we share it.


King of the Coast, photography by Dan Elster

Dan and his family live in Ashland, a locale that provides a rich source of subjects for his camera. “I want more people to be aware of what’s around them,” he says, and with his camera he shows us the owls that reside in Lithia Park and the river otters that frolic in a pond near his home, a bull elk that he encountered watching the waves break on the Oregon coast, and an osprey catching a surf perch.  His hours of patient waiting and his artist’s eye for dramatic light result in unforgettable images.  We are proud to display Dan’s photography in our Salon through October and November.

Third Friday

Join us at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, on Friday, Nov.18, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet our featured artist Mary Jo Heath, to see the photographs of Dan Elster and to chat with artists about their work.  The reception will include the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams.  Appetizers, wine and cider will be served.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.

Truckload of Frames at Central Art - One Day Only!


ONE DAY ONLY! Truck Load of Frames Sale Friday, November 11th!

The Truck Load of Frames is returning to Central Art, but it won’t stay parked for long! For one day only, take advantage of 30-50% off frames from off-the-truck and in-stock! Catch these deals before they drive off!

Visit Central Art!

New Christmas Ornament Workshop at LightGarden Glass Art

New Christmas Ornament Workshop at LightGarden Glass Art

Fused Glass Ornaments

November 5th

Snowflakes, poinsettias, angels and more. Put them together and we’ll fire them for you. Get in the holiday spirit with this fun project class.

$30 class fee includes a package of holiday glass, high fire wire, patterns and firing. Make as many as you like!        

1086 Washburn                           Hours:
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm                   Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                Closed:  Sun & Mon.

Mixed Media Works of Pam Haunschild

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center announces New exhibit in the Community Gallery:

Mixed Media Works of Pam Haunschild

October 30 – November 27, 2015

Reception Friday, November 20, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Mixed Media Works of Pam Haunschild: Quail Moon, by Pam Haunschild

Quail Moon, by Pam Haunschild

The Rogue Gallery and Art Center is proud to exhibit the mixed media works of Pam Haunschild in the Community Gallery. Pam Haunschild is inspired by nature’s beauty, and paints with the goal of increasing others’ awareness and appreciation of the textures and colors of creation. The small scale of her works gives it an intimate feel. She creates highly textured surfaces using beeswax and limestone clay mixed with the clear bright hues of watercolor. Her color palate is a pleasing combination of bright and muted tones. Images of birds, flowers, bees, fish and other small animals surface within layered, abstract patterns.

A reception will be held on Friday, November 20, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.


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 pm Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit

Art Inspires Ashland

Ashland Art Center

Art Inspires Ashland

November 12-15

The Evening Presentations

Presale $30 and after November 1st $35 

Thursday, November 12th 

The Historic Ashland Armory 

Doors open at 6pm for catered appetizers and a no-host bar reception
Presentations begin at 7:30pm
The highlight of the week, our three featured world-class artists gather together at the Historic Ashland Armory to present in “TED talk” style.
They will speak about their skills, their art, their world and their accomplishments.
Whether you are an artist or not, this year’s Art Inspires Ashland artists are certain to inspire you.
Please join us for this very special occasion at our 4th Annual Art Inspires Ashland Evening Presentations event.
Proceeds from this event benefit Ashland Art Center, a 501(c)(3), and its classes, children’s workshops, arts education, and professional artists support.

The Art of the Still Life and Form in Oil with Gregg Kreutz

General $320 and Art Center Members $280 
Friday through Sunday, November 13th, 14th, & 15th,
 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. 
Briscoe Art Wing, 265 N. Main Street, Studio #1
This workshop will focus on the drama in still life and form. Students will have the option to study either emphasis by learning to turn simple props into compelling compositions or render the human figure in all it’s complexities. The focus will be on manifesting significant form, and modifying or obscuring the less meaningless.
Students will be discovering how to create effect with paint strokes, palette knife, and well as brushes – exploring not only a depiction of observed reality, but also a celebration of abstract qualities.
• Materials list will be provided but are not included.
• Though other mediums are welcome, the workshop will only be    taught with, and demonstrated in, oils.
• Beginners through advanced are welcome.

Sculpting the Human Figure with

Kevin Christman

General $120 and Art Center Members $80 
Saturday and Sunday, November 14th and 15th
5pm to 8pm
Main Classroom at Ashland Art Center 357 East Main Street
This hands-on class will teach students how to sculpt areas of the human figure that are typically challenging to portray such as sculpting the ear, nose, lips, hands and feet.
Renowned sculptor, Kevin Christman, will be sharing his knowledge accumulated over the past 25 years of individual recognition as a figurative sculpture, as well as, working with some of the most noted figurative sculptors in America.
• Materials are included.
• Beginners through advanced are welcome.

You Are a Work of Art

Achieving your goals through creative thinking

General $30 and Art Center Members $25
Day of tickets for all $35 
Friday, November 13th from 6pm to 8:30pm 
Wine and Cheese Bar reception will be available before, during, and after the panel discussion. Hosted and Moderated by Denise Baxter, Founder/Ex. Dir. of Ashland Art Center
Denise Baxter has gathered together respected and prominent individuals in the area of creative manifestation. They have demonstrated their abilities to think outside the box, with creative objectivity, focus, and fierce determination.
Panelists will share how they have been able to attain their goals, using unique methods, beyond mainstream methodology.
You are invited to attend and join in the evolving and dynamic panel discussion.

The following panel members, confirmed to join, are Dr. Zan Nix, Attorney Lloyd Haines, and Artists Shoshana Dubiner, Jack Wiens, and Liz Shepherd.

Get your tickets today at the Ashland Art Center front desk or online at

Ashland Art Center  357 E Main St, Ashland Oregon 97520

Holiday Art Reception and Sale at Rogue Community College

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Firehouse Gallery will host its annual holiday art sale November 26 to December 11.

This year’s collection includes paintings, pottery, jewelry, fabrics, cards and more from over 20 artists. A first Friday Art Night reception with refreshments and live music is scheduled Dec. 5, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Art Department’s Study Hall Gallery located in the back of the building will be open during the reception and will include a student ceramics sale.

The Gallery is located at the corner of Fourth and H Streets, in Historic City Hall, Grants Pass. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The Gallery will be open for a special Saturday shopping day from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

For more information contact Heather Green at 541-956-7241 or [email protected]

2014 Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour

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Take advantage of our “Fall Getaway” special! Stay 3 nights for the price of 2! Valid through December 31st, 2014. NOT valid with any other discount rate or special offer! Use promo code “Fall Getaway” when booking reservation. 360-642-4401

peninsula arts association

Join us at the Beach for Thanksgiving Weekend and enjoy the 2014 Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour!

One of the very best ways to see the beauty of the peninsula and to discover the many talents our creative members possess. Travel up and down the peninsula through Chinook, Ilwaco, Long Beach, along the bayside, Ocean Park and Surfside…the art you find as you journey will be as different as the villages you travel through. PAA’s office in Long Beach may also hold a few artists and several new artist studios are planned for this year as well. It’s great to see where the artists actually create and have the chance to talk to them about their work. Most stops will be serving refreshments. This is a family friendly outing and the perfect way to start off holiday shopping…what’s better than something handcrafted or one-of-a-kind?

Click here for more info

Arts Alliance Update, Oregon Cultural Trust Town Hall Meeting

Arts Alliance of southern Oregon logoGreetings! We will be announcing the next Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon public meeting soon. It will be held in late November or early December in Grants Pass.
Until then, you are encouraged to attend a town meeting in Medford hosted by the Rogue Gallery & Art Center and presented by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust: Monday, 11/3 from 1-4pm.
Thank you for supporting arts & culture in our community!
Come one, come all! 

Brian Rogers and the staff of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust will hold 14 statewide town meetings between now and Dec. 12 to hear from Oregonians about arts and culture issues. The information gathered will develop independent plans to guide each organization over the next five years.

“Hearing from our stakeholders, which include every Oregonian, is a vitally important part of the planning process,” said Rogers. “The themes that emerge from these meetings will form the framework of our plans.” 

Each of the three-hour meetings, which kick off in The Dalles Oct. 20 and conclude in Eugene Dec. 12, will be hosted by a local arts and culture partner. Registration is encouraged but not required. The meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information to register:
Town Meeting-Medford 

Monday, November 03, 2014 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Rogue Gallery
40 S Bartlett St
Medford, Oregon 97501
United States
Map and Directions
The Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust are pleased to announce a series of 14 town meetings across Oregon to gather information about local, regional and statewide issues in arts and culture. We encourage you to attend, participate, share and learn in this important process.  The Commission and Trust will use the information we gather to develop independent plans that will guide each organization over the next five years.
We also would like you to help spread the word and invite your board members, people you serve and community leaders to these town meetings.
Registration is not required, but encouraged to help us in our logistics.  Each town meeting will be hosted by a local partner who are helping make these important meetings possible.
We also invite you to submit written testimony, especially if you are unable to attend a town meeting.
You may email testimony to [email protected] or mail to:

OAC / OCT Planning Process
775 Summer Street NE Suite 200
Salem OR 97301

Building Local Economies with the Arts

Recently at an Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon meeting, I saw a presentation by Jerry Work about how Appalachia converted poverty to a multi-million dollar economy through the arts.  There were so many similarities between that region and the Rogue Valley, I wanted to bring it to the Medford business and arts community as well.  I think this short presentation will inspire you and give you insight on how to help build cultural tourism in our area.  I feel like Medford is on the brink of vibrancy, let’s make it happen!

Please join us on Thursday, Nov 6th from Noon to 1:00 at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center for this informative presentation by Jerry Works.
Please pass this invite to others interested in building our local economy.  See you then!
Cammy Davis

Art Inspires Ashland 2014

You’re Invited! 


Art Inspires Ashland

November 14 – 16, 2014

Early Bird special for Evening Presentations tickets ends on November 1!
Art Inspires Ashland 2014
Join us for Ashland Art Center‘s third annual Art Inspires Ashland
Three amazing visiting artists will give TED-style presentations on Friday night, November 14, at the Ashland Springs Hotel, and then they will lead hands-on workshops and demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday, November 15 and 16, at AAC.

This year’s visiting artists are: 
contemporary classical realist master painter, NYC
ground-breaking fiber artist and designer, Berkeley, CA
award-winning body painter, Bend, OR
Art Inspires Ashland 2014
Art Inspires Ashland 2014 FlyerYou can purchase your event tickets and 
register for the workshops & demonstrations either at 
Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main St. (across from Pasta Piatti)
and join the the event pages for Dan, Jean, and Natalie‘s events. 

Get the Details!



Evening Presentations

Prepare to be entertained, informed, and inspired! 

Our three visiting artists will share stories about who they are, 

what they do, and what inspires them in 18-minute, TED-style talks. 


Friday, November 14, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Doors open at 6 with live music, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction

Presentations start at 7:30

@ Ashland Springs Hotel Ballroom, 212 E Main St, Ashland

$30 early bird sale price, $35 after Nov. 1 

Art Inspires Ashland 2014 Dan Thompson Workshop flyer

Workshops & Demonstrations, November 15 – 16

Click on the class titles below for more information and to register.
NOTE: Need-based scholarships are available for youth and students.
Email [email protected] for more information.

The Portrait in Red Chalk with Dan Thompson 

Create a portrait in red chalk and red crayon on hand-toned paper. 
The workshop includes a demonstration and a hands-on class. 
Saturday, November 15, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$85 Members, $105 General
Art Inspires Ashland 2014 Jean Cacicedo Workshop Flyer

Notan: The Dynamics of Design with Jean Cacicedo 

Learn the principles of Notan (the interaction between positive and negative space) step-by-step while we each work on creating several paper collages.
Saturday, November 15, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
$65 Members, $80 General

Body as Canvas: A Demonstration with Natalie Fletcher

Watch award-winning body painter Natalie Fletcher work her magic: painting a camouflage illusion onto a figure to blend them into a background.
Sunday, November 16, 11:00 am – 2:00 pmArt Inspires Ashland 2014 Natalie Fletcher Workshop Flyer
$25 Members, $30 General
Thank you to our past and current sponsors:
  • Adroit Construction
  • Anne Hathaway’s B&B
  • Ashland Chamber of Commerce
  • Ashland Gallery Association
  • AZ Catering
  • Bruce Richey, Architect
  • Golden-Fields Construction
  • Grape Street Design Group
  • Grizzly Peak Winery
  • Hearts & Vines
  • Jefferson Public Radio
  • Jennifer Miller
  • Kistler + Small + White
  • Lithia Springs Resort
  • Mercedes Benz of Medford
  • Ram Offset
  • Sam Vierson Family Foundation
  • Smithfields Restaurant
  • Sneak Preview
  • Southern Oregon Media Group
  • Southern Oregon Public Television
  • Spring Life Productions
  • TOT Restaurant
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wendy Seldon 
With Art Inspires Ashland, Ashland Art Center’s mission is to bring together some of the world’s most creative minds for a weekend of inspirational presentations, workshops and discussions. This community event is an important yearly fundraiser for the Art Center. All proceeds go to AAC’s children’s classes, education programs, and professional artist services. The Art Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the visual arts community of Southern Oregon and supporting local artists.