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Free Ashland Open Studio Tour October 14th and 15th, 2017

4th Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour

Come Into Our Studios…

October 14th & 15th,2017

Free to public

Ashland, Oregon:  The Ashland Gallery Association sponsors the Ashland Open Studio Tour. On the weekend of October 14th and 15th the public is invited to tour the studios of the visual artists of this region including Ashland, Phoenix and Talent.  On this studio tour, you will find exceptional artwork and have the opportunity to see working studios and works in progress.  A great chance to engage with the artists and ask question about their work and individual creative processes. 

Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the two-day tour.

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October 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

October at Art du Jour Gallery:


Southern Oregon Artist Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

The Beloved Watercolors of Dodie Hamilton 

We are blessed to have as our Salon special guest artist during October and November Dodie Hamilton-Brandon.  Dodie was an Art du Jour Gallery member for several years and is also a founding member of Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland.  She has exhibited in several other Oregon galleries over the decades and her paintings hang in private homes, offices and commercial establishments across America and abroad.  The long list of awards and honors she has accumulated over many years of painting is truly impressive.  Her work is noted for vibrant color and the fluid, sparkling quality of her watercolor medium.  Her subjects range from realistic florals and landscapes to mixed media abstracts, but she is best known for her renditions of iris, her favorite flower. 

A native of Missouri, Dodie grew up on a farm and was very much influenced by the verdant fields, flowers and changing skies.  She attended the Northwest Missouri State University, graduating with a degree in art and English, subjects she taught for many years in California schools.  During those years she mainly worked in oils, acrylics, and pen and ink.  “I moved to the Rogue Valley in 1982 and discovered watercolor as a medium for painting.  It flows and glows and is such a spontaneous way to paint that I became totally involved in it.  The results may be bad, good, or indifferent but the process itself is to me totally magnificent.” 

Until she retired a few years ago, Dodie taught her watercolor techniques to countless eager students here in the Rogue Valley and is beloved by all.  She enjoys traveling and still takes workshops with other well-known artists.

Be sure to join us at Art du Jour Gallery on Third Friday, October 20th, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet Dodie and enjoy her marvelous works of art. 

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon


Enter Our “People’s Choice” Watercolor Contest!

A $50 prize and a blue ribbon will be awarded to the winner of our “People’s Choice” watercolor contest.  The winner will be determined by the votes of gallery visitors during October, and all contest entries are due by the end of September.  To enter, call, e-mail or drop by the gallery for an entry form.  Entry fee is $20 per framed original painting.  The winning painting will be exhibited in the gallery during November.  Contest artwork will be on display during October and we encourage you to drop by the gallery and vote for your favorite painting!    


“Autumn Bounty” is Feature Wall Theme

Lovely paintings of harvested Rogue Valley hay fields, cornucopias of ripe Rogue Valley pears, grapes, cherries and other fruits, and renderings of fall colors in watercolor, oils, acrylics and photography await our visitors during October on our Feature Wall.  What a beautiful season fall is!  Come and enjoy it at Art du Jour Gallery!

Artists!  Join Art du Jour Gallery!

Art du Jour Gallery welcomes artists of any medium to apply for membership in our artists’ cooperative.  We have display space for you in our fine art gallery and invite you to visit Art du Jour at 213 E. Main Street in Medford and fill out an application.  Bring in three or four gallery-ready examples of your work for jurying.  Come join us!  (541) 770-3190.

Third Friday

Join us at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, on Friday, October 20th, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet special guest artist Dodie Hamilton and many Art du Jour Gallery artists as well.  Our reception will include the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams.  Appetizers and wine will be served.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon

RGAC Fall 2017 Catalogue and New Exhibits

 October                        3 2017 artblast Alx Fox    
Detail of DARK MOON IN AUTUMN by Alx Fox



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.


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


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.
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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.
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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.

Harvest a Change of Season at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon

S E P T E M B E R     2 0 1 7
A R T    E N H A N C I N G    C O M M U N I T Y
Our SHOWS change Bi-Monthly,
please come and join us to view our
new art and meet the artists.


John Dodero

Tom Glassman

Delores Ribal

Charlotte Wirfs

John Dodero

Tom Glassman
Jessica Carrara
John Dodero
Tom Glassman
Delores Ribal
Walt Wirfs
Come and Visit Jacksonville Art Presence Art Center
on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse


206 Fifth Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530

Call to Artists 6th Annual Artoberfest

Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans logo

Call to Artists
6th Annual Artoberfest  
A Juried Art & Fine Craft Fair 
in the Beautiful Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 20, 21 and 22

Sponsored by the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans
For Prospectus & Application go to
Questions: Call 541-659-3858 or 541-592-5019

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts and feast your eyes on the Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, November 4th, from 5 to 8 pm!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map for the Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download from the bottom of this page. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit:

AGA Spotlight Exhibits

November 2016

Studio AB
Bruce Bayard: The Disintegration Series and Broken Trains
Studio A.B November 4–30, 2016

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Bruce Bayard: The Disintegration Series No. 02, 2016 archive print

Bruce Bayard: The Disintegration Series No. 02, 2016 archive print

Two new series of digital image collages by Ashland artist Bruce Bayard are on display November at Studio A.B. Both series are photographic based with layers of texture to evoke something beyond the surface image.

The Disintegration Series is comprised of images that start with a poor-quality photograph, which is then combined with layers of texture to further damage its appearance. Snapshots taken from a moving car, landscapes under high-noon sunlight, and thoroughly undramatic seascapes are eroded and defaced to evoke deteriorating memories of metaphoric places.

Broken Trains are extremely wide panoramas of the box cars and freight cars that roll slowly through the Ashland Railroad District. The panoramas are not continuous but rather successive multiple quick-shutter stills combined to create a disjunct view, making quick jumps between shots. Five sequential images are then combined with multiple layers of abstract textures to reconnect the images with a new kind of visual rhythm.

Studio A.B is at 621 A Street in Ashland. The exhibit runs through the end of November.

Schneider Museum of Art
Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Polly Apfelbaum, Lover’s Leap III, 2004, Monoprint, 47 x 47 inches

Polly Apfelbaum, Lover’s Leap III, 2004, Monoprint, 47 x 47 inches

The Schneider Museum of Art is excited to present a new exhibition, Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation featuring the works of ten internationally renowned female artists. Please join us on Thursday, October 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for a public opening reception of the exhibition.

Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists celebrates the prominence of ten women artists. The exhibition will feature works by Polly Apfelbaum, Jennifer Bartlett, Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Sarah Sze, and Barbara Takenaga. These artists have broken beyond the glass ceiling and blazed trails for many artists working today. Each has contributed to the conversation of art history in a major way and each has a genius to their sensibilities.

Scott Malbaurn, Schneider Museum of Art Director states: “History has shown us that women artists, as well as artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, have often been placed in the margins… What we have learned from going deeper into art history and mining work from these margins is that an uncounted number of women have created work that exemplifies our culture and time in which it outweighs the work of many their male counterparts.”

Gallerie Karon
Our Annual Show – Gifts by the Gifted

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon

We have just returned from a buying trip, so in addition to the work of over 30 artists, we have exotic gifts from around the world.

Gallerie Karon is a gallery unlike any other, and we have recently added small pieces of antique furniture that will fit anywhere in your home.

Come let us help you select gifts for everyone on your list. Affordable art, antiques, animals, jewelry, furniture, books, cards and so much more!

Image caption:  Gallerie Karon

Art and Soul Gallery
“Serendipity” – Watercolor painting by Kay Myer

Watercolor unleashed by Kay Myer.  Serendipity means, “good luck in finding valuable things unintentionally – making discoveries through chance.”

 Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : "Hooters" Watercolor by Kay Myer

“Hooters” Watercolor by Kay Myer

“This is me! It best describes my daily painting journey in watercolor, as I never paint from a photograph for a realistic transfer.  What evolves is what I have seen or felt, not what I “know” is there.”

“Although I have painted for many years and my work hangs in many states in the USA and also internationally, I don’t have a long summary of credentials to list.  My accolades are the countless daily hours of the pure joy of painting and the inner peace has been my ultimate reward.  What a crown to wear!”


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LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo

1086 Washburn                            October 2016
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

Great Sugar Skull Workshop!

  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
Everyone did so well on their Sugar Skulls
and it was a ton of fun too! 

Fall Harvest

  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
Fresh out of the kiln! 
 Keeping them warm and running.

Don’t forget that you can see more of what our
students and customers are doing by “liking” our
Facebook page.  It makes it very easy to share with you!
Also tips and ideas from other artists.

  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo

 This Sunday Only!

October 23rd


  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
I am the featured artist at Cliff Creek Cellars at the Vineyard this month.  On Sunday I’ll be doing a free demo of painting with glass enamels in the wine barn.  There’s also some of the best wines in Southern Oregon!  What’s not to love? 
LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo

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. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun 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 noodles in 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!

Create Your Own Backgrounds
  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
October 29th
1pm – 3pm

Learn to use our Colors for Earth paints to create striking backgrounds for your painted, fritted or pieced glass work. It will give your work incredible depth and beauty.  All materials and firing included.

LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
Fused Glass Ornaments
November 5th  (2 spaces left)
December 3rd  (second date)

Snowflakes, poinsettia’s, 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!        

LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
Fused Glass Table Lamps
November 12th

Learn how to make these beautiful, easy fused glass table lamps. Use one of our patterns or make one of your own design.

Fee includes a ceramic lighted base; retail value $35. You will need to purchase a small amount of glass and frit. Firing is included.


LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo

Painting With Glass Enamels

November 19th

Learn to paint with glass enamels that actually fire shiny like glass. These enamels can be used on any kind of glass, they have no c.o.e. so can be used on 90, 96 or float glass. Use these enamels to step up your frit painting or to create any beautiful image you can imagine.

Mini class includes one 6″ x 6″ clear, and 7 colors of Colors for Earth paint pre-mixed for you. You will learn how to paint these wonderful fall leaves in many combinations. So easy painting on clear glass with your pattern underneath. Anyone can do it! This is a great project to learn on!


Take our “Painted Backgrounds Workshop” to make a backing layer to step up your project.


Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!


Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!


Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00



 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.

Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) October Meeting

SOSA February meeting : sosa logo southern oregon society of artistsThe Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) October meeting will be the group’s last regular season meeting of 2016. The meeting takes place on October 24, 2016 at the Medford Public Library at 6:30 pm. This is a critique meeting, which means all members are welcome to bring their completed, gallery-ready works to be critiqued by guest artist Lucy Warnick.

Non-members are welcome to come and observe. The meeting starts at 6:30 with refreshments and social time. Then the critique starts at 7 pm.

Lucy Warnick Bio

Lucy Warnick was born in the Chicago area and began her art education at the University of Illinois before moving to the northwest. 

While studying at Oregon State University under Nelson Sandgren, Warnick was introduced to painting outdoors, which is still the foundation of her work.

Lucy received a BFA in painting from the University of Oregon in 1974. She has worked as a teacher and arts administrator in Southern Oregon and  Houston, Texas, as well as exhibiting her work throughout the country.

Nature is the source of inspiration for Lucy’s paintings and prints. She paints outdoors year-round as well as working from models and painting still life.
Lucy’s work  is currently on display in the showroom of Cabinet Solutions at 315 N. Bartlett in Medford.

For more information please call Judy Grillo at (661 )609-5837 or BJ Mathis at (541) 414-492.

Better Together: Four Playwrights Share Their New Plays with Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — In the basement of Mix Bakeshop, Beth Kander began the first rewrites of her new play, Hazardous Materials. It was fall 2015 and her play The Bottle Tree was one of the four winning plays for Ashland New Plays Festival’s flagship event that year.
ANPF is a non-profit organization celebrating its 25th year of encouraging playwrights in the creation of new works. The organization offers public readings of selected plays and educational forums to the community through discussions and workshops.
ANPF’s Festival Week runs October 19 through 23, with matinee and evening performances each day as well as a playwriting workshop on Saturday, October 22, led by Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and ANPF Host Playwright EM Lewis.
This year’s winners are Beth Kander for Hazardous Materials, Stephanie Walker for The Madres, Mike Teele for EdanEv, and Michael Erickson for Oberon Springs.
Hundreds of playwrights submit new works to ANPF each year, and the winners are chosen by a cadre of local volunteer readers and ANPF’s Artistic Director, Kyle Haden.
During the festival, the winning plays are presented as dramatic readings, directed and acted by individuals from Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University.
All the winning playwrights agree that the opportunity to share their work with actors, directors, and audiences strengthens their plays.
“My work can only be stronger when working with directors, set designers, actors. We are better together,” says Kander, her sentiments echoed by Walker, Teele, and Erickson.
“Getting a laugh or a question, it’s invaluable,” says Erickson. “That’s why something like ANPF is so great because you get that feedback that’s so hard to come by.”
Our feature, “Better Together,” introduces you to each of the playwrights and their new plays. Click here to download the pdf file.
Learn more about ANPF and see the complete performance schedule at
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Artoberfest 2016

artoberfest 2016 art fair announcement