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Happy All-Hearted Holidays

“All-Hearted,” painted at the annual women’s conference, Face to Face,
Living Waters, November 2018

May the art of the heart shape us.

May we love with our skinny & big hearts,
our new hearts & old hearts,
our right-side up & upside-down hearts.
May we bless the hearts that beat
to different rhythms,
the lost hearts & the found,
& all those in between.
May we be all-hearted.

Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, December 7th from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, December 7th from 5 to 8 PM

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

Ashland Gallery Association December Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Art Happenings!

Photographers’ Gallery

Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 years Later.

 

 Bobbi Murphy’s new show, Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 Years Later, opens on Friday, December 7th at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center and will run through January.

 

Yosemite holds wonderful memories for me – of autumn walks in golden meadows and full moon nights along the Merced River listening to great horned owls call to their families on cold evenings. Tramping through spring meadows flooded with snow runoff, riotous with wild flowers.  John Muir walked here and helped create America’s second great National Park.

 

There is no denying the impact of climate change on the park: drought, fire, pine beetles have killed 129 million trees in California and Yosemite has not been spared. It is heartbreaking to see and experience while remembering how magnificent it was just a few short years ago. But the tourists come in crowds greater than ever.

 

Despite all that we have done to it, Yosemite is still a glorious, spectacular place that makes a heart sing, even in the midst of destruction and devastation. We are loving it to death and yet, somehow don’t love it enough to save it and ourselves.

Bobbi Murphy, Lone Tree, photograph

Ashland Art Center

Giving Tree Program

Help a local child and celebrate the Holiday’s by donating to Ashland Art Center’s Giving Tree.

December First Friday will be packed with excitement at Ashland Art Center.  We will be kicking off our First Friday Weekend Sale, 10% off, December 7, 8 & 9th.   Handcrafted work by local artists will include: paintings; photography; prints; jewelry; scarves; fiber art; woodwork; ceramics. 

Shop, enjoy wine and music and help a child in need!  We hope will you join us and spread some holiday cheer.  

Giving Tree

Giving Tree

Gallerie Karon

Gifts By The Gifted

Gallerie Karon’s December show features all of our artists with gifts for the holidays. Let us be your personal shopper – bring your list – we’re here to help.

The biggest news is that Gallerie Karon is expanding! Our new addition, “The Feathered Wing”, will be open by the holidays! In this new area, accessible through our main gallery, is a two-part section. The first is full of small, multiple use furniture pieces for smaller spaces. The second is a special area for Oriental furniture and accessories with larger scale antique Buddhas and Quan Yins. It’s a serene room far away from today’s problems and filled with things that you can use to create your own serene space at home.

We’ll have a Grand Opening once the expansion is completed, but the move is on!

Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon

The Shepherd’s Dream

A Study on the Transition of Life

Nora Costley, Watercolorist, shares her artistic evolution through self-discovery and the mystery of the universe. Nora is a world traveler and holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of New Mexico.  Her work has been displayed in the National Museum of Art in Washington, DC.  She currently resides in the Rogue Valley. 

She enjoys many forms of art including sculpture, traditional pottery making in Japan, Installation and Photography.  Even as a watercolorist, Nora feels an artist does not need to stick with the same subject or medium.  She prefers an artist’s creation to reflect the transient beings they are, and continue to demand an evolution as individuals.  She states…”for me art is a constant exploration and experimentation of self and the universe, which parallels the exploration of medium and processes.”  Also…”a driving force is art that stimulates personal power and freedom in myself and others.”  Her practice has evolved from that of discovering and resolving the internal, to decoding the world at large.  Often her ideas flow, and it’s not until a piece is complete, that it either is understood or not.  The universe is of great curiosity to her, but as with Nora’s artistic endeavor, she is satisfied with the mystery.

Nora Costley, “Take Your Power Back” watercolor

Nora Costley, “Take Your Power Back” watercolor

Special Event!

Lithia Artisans Market

Lithia Artisans Holiday Market

Friday, December 14 ~ 10am-7pm
Saturday, December 15 ~ 10am-6pm
Sunday, December 16 ~ 11am-4pm

Our Holiday Market is moving to the Medford Armory after 13 seasons with the Art Wing at Briscoe Elementary in Ashland. For 2018, we plan to host over 60 artisans at this new location, featuring some of the finest locally crafted gifts you’ll find. Enjoy live music, a family-friendly atmosphere and a chance to support local artisans while shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts.

A raffle drawing will be held on Sunday afternoon at both of our holiday events. The winner receives a $100 gift certificate.  This Holiday Season Support Local Handmade. Join Us!

Artisans Market holiday wares

 

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

 

Please see the attached “Spotlight Exhibits” and December Gallery Tour Map.

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Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

Strange Thanks

On the last night of this holiday weekend, here’s a little poem—aka an excuse to share a cat painting! Cheers to gratitude—in all its expected and unexpected forms.

Strange Thanks
The cat stretches
awake after dreaming
of a bigger belly
to fill with birds.
I pet his fur ‘till
purring. Hope 
he’ll remember
how well he’s fed.
Blue jays fly past,
oddly silent,
in a blur of canny
gratitude. 

PS: You can find prints of this and other cats here

New Exhibit by Amy Godard at Rogue Gallery- Awake, Dreaming in the Garden

Rogue Gallery is open Friday

with a new exhibit in the Community Gallery.

Nov 14 2018 artblast Amy Godard 3
Detail of ORISHA by Amy Godard
 BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY 
New Exhibit in the Community Gallery 

Awake, Dreaming in the Garden:
Woodcuts & Screenprints by Amy Godard

November 23, 2018 – January 11, 2019

Godard Amy ROSE
Amy Godard, ROSE, screen print

Reception: Friday, December 21, 5:00-8:00 pm

Amy Godard’s work includes stylized interpretations of characters from folklore; mandalas and icons of plants; and explorations of line, color, shape and symmetry. Her work is inspired by nature and folklore and she hopes to inspire her viewers to connect to nature and to forge a relationship to old stories that have shaped us as people.

Festive Classes for Children

Enchanted Elves of the Rogue Studio ages 7-11 with Pravina McClure
Saturday, December 1, 2018 11:30am-2:30pm
Make your own Enchanted Elf that can hang on the Christmas tree or be a gift for someone special. In addition young artists will make original wrapping paper to take the elves home in, creating the ultimate Christmas gift!
MEMBERS $25 NON-MEMBERS $35- ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED SIGN UP HERE>>

Ornaments, Sparkles and Unicorns ages 7-11 with Pravina McClure
Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:30am-2:30pm
Create unique unicorn and mythical creations! These miniature creations can be Christmas tree ornaments or designed to stand alone. In addition, young artists will also create fantastic wrapping paper to take their creations home in, creating a Christmas gift to enjoy during the holiday season or year round!
MEMBERS $25 NON-MEMBERS $35-ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED SIGN UP HERE>>

Artist Opportunity
The Oregon Community Foundation is delighted to announce the Fields Artist Fellowship. OCF and Oregon Humanities will work together to award four Fields Artist Fellows $100,000 each over a two-year period, along with convening and learning opportunities.  The hope is that this opportunity will enable artists to take their art to a higher level and pursue artistic work that responds in meaningful ways to the opportunity gap in Oregon.  Deadline is January 14, 2019.

For details go to:
https://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/ocf-funds/fields-artist-fellowship

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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.

3rd Friday Art Reception – November 16, 2018

Nov 14 2018 artblast Sheryl Swift
Detail of Journey’s End by Sheryl Swift

3rd Friday Art Reception, November 16, 2018

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Don’t Fence Me In:
2018 Annual Members Exhibit

November 9–December 21, 2018

Jorizzo Paul Pounabrone Dolmen
Poulnabrone Dolmen by Paul Jorizzo

Reception:  Friday, November 16, 5:00-8:00 pm

Member artists of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center were encouraged to express themselves without boundaries as the title “Don’t Fence Me In” implies. Exhibiting artist include:

Bruce Allen, Charles Anderson, Robert Arieas, Betty Barss, Sue Bennett, Linda Boutacoff, PJ Boyd, Susan Eileen Burnes, Sarah F. Burns, Leonard Burton, Violet Burton, Katy Cauker, Millie Clarke, Dawna Curler, Valerie Dann, Susan DeRosa, Anna Elkins, Cynthia Flowers, Alx Fox, Miles Frode, Tom Glassman, Jay Gordon, Nancy Graham, Kelly Gratton, Carla Griffin, Phyllis Gustafson, Lane Hall, Claudia Harlow, John Hawkins, Rebecca Hawkins, Linda Henning, Anna Hinkle, Howard Hunt, Marilyn Hurst, Zelpha Hutton, Jennifer Ivey, Paul Jorizzo, Joan Kennedy, Susan Hoppe Krempa, Judy Benson LaNier, Shahnaz LeRoy, Betsy Lewis, Katherine Lundgren, Mary Ann Schofield Macey, Christina Madden, Dave Mathewson, Vivian McAleavey, Vera Melnyk, Kathy Morawiec, Victoria Morgan, Kay Myer, Judy Ghetti Ommen, Kristen O’Neill, Walt Padgett, Carolyn Patten, JoAnn Pearce, Cecilia Pestlin, Charlotte Peterson, Linda Purdom, Susan Quinn, Janice Rosenberg, Mary Ruzich, Barbara Schack, Ginny Schaw, Desmond Serratore, Lo Smucker, Darlene Southworth, Leland Struebig, Sheryl Swift, Eva Thiemann, Greg Thweatt, Silvia Trujillo, Peter Van Fleet, Cherri Van Syoc, Mary Joette Vannice, Daniel Verner, Doug Wallace, Gerald Westgerdes, Marilyn Westgerdes, Charlotte L. Wirfs, Walter Wirfs, Eve Margo Withrow, and Sue Yamins

. . . . . .

Last chance to see these beautiful pastel paintings!

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

Southern Oregon Impressions
by Marilyn Hurst

October 5 – November 16, 2018

Hurst Marilyn The Grand Giant Sequoia
THE GRAND GIANT SEQUOIA – pastel, Marilyn Hurst

Southern Oregon artist Marilyn Hurst finds inspiration for her paintings in various subjects like a peaceful landscape, beautiful flowers or the character of an old barn. She works primarily in pastel and watercolor.

 IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

Artist Teen Program Georganna ATP
Build a Future in the Visual Arts

The Artist Teen Program, or ATP, offers local teens a realistic career experience of a professional artist. Students will be paired with artists from the community to create exceptional works of art and to build their art skills. The program culminates with an exhibition of the art they have created. This year, students will work in Photography, Drawing, Painting, Mixed- Media, printmaking, or Sculpture.
Program runs January – April annually.
The Artist Teen Program is $300 for tuition, includes ALL materials and framing expenses.
Financial assistance is available.
ATP APPLICATION HERE>>
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 7, 2018

For further information please contact Ashley E. Clasby, our Education and Events Manager at (541)772-8118 or [email protected]

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

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Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Forward this message to a friend
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.

November 2018 Art Du Jour Newsletter

Art du Jour Gallery | 213 E. Main StreetMedford, OR 97501

Rogue Winterfest December 1 and 2, 2018

Rogue Winterfest Weekend Holiday Events

Holiday Singers, Rogue Winterfest 2018 at Evergreen’s Bear Hotel

December 1st and 2nd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel, 2101 NE Spaulding Ave, Grants Pass.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door:

·         $5 for adults

·         $3 for children(4-17) & seniors (55+)

·         children 3 and under are free

·         $20 family pass (6)

The public is invited to view holiday trees, art displays, and The Southern Oregon Adventure at Evergreen’s Bear Hotel. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus; participate in fun family games and activities like the Home Depot Kid’s Workshop project; enjoy live entertainment; and vote for the People’s Choice Award.

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Nov and Dec 2018 Art Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art

Paint like Diego Rivera with Kristen O'Neill and more art classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art

3D Zentangle

with Cindy Hernandez

Saturday, Nov. 3rd
1 – 4 pm
Learn Zentangle designs with certified Zentangle instructor, Cindy Hernandez. Then create fun and flexible 3D art with them.
Zentangle is a creative doodling process where there are no mistakes, and fantastic looking designs are easily repeatable.
These move!! Check out our video on Facebook.
$35. All materials included.

Paint like Diego Rivera

with Kristen O’Neill

Sat. Nov. 17
1 – 4 pm
Learn about the life, and paintings and murals of Mexican artist Diego Rivera. We will copy one of his work’s onto a 8″ x 10″ canvas. Class is taught with Golden’s Heavy Body acrylics.
(Firm limit of 16 students. Please sign up as soon as you can.)
$30. All materials provided

Portrait Painting

with Bobbi Baldwin

Fri. 11/30 and Sat. 12/1
10:30 am – 4 pm
This class is designed for the student who wants to excel at portraiture. This class is filled with many lectures and demonstrations on becoming a fine art portrait artist, including and not limited to: eyes, noses, mouths, ears, skin color, bone structure, hair, hands, limbs, torsos, clothing, and backgrounds.
Bobbi works individually with all students on the level they are as well as working with the group on areas that I see are needed for everyone. It is a great class for whoever you are and at whatever level you are at. This is going to be from a live model.
All mediums are welcome (except oil paint).
$150.

How to Paint Clouds

with Kristen O’Neill

Sat. 12/8
1 – 4 pm
Learn techniques to create realistic clouds, in a variety of lighting circumstances.
We will explore how to use clouds to show what time of day it is, and how to create consistent light within a painting or drawing. Class is taught in acrylic.
(Firm limit of 16 students. Please sign up as soon as you can.)
$30. All materials provided.
Photos by Marta! Aren’t Southern Oregon clouds amazing! She has taken these photos in preparation for the class. We are going to use these two photos for some exercises. Thanks Marta!
Our next classes will start late January. We are scheduling for Winter/Spring now. Please let us know if you have a great idea for a class!
All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled.
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

Anna Elkins Presents Poetry of Process, Delve November 3 at Willamette Writers

Poetry of Process, Delve by Anna Elkins
Hi, Southern Oregon Friends!
I’ve got a poetry announcement for those of you who love to write–or who just want to try it out. I’ll be speaking & teaching this coming Saturday, November 3, at the Willamette Writers monthly meeting in Central Point.
It’s a two-part day:
10:00-12:00: Poetry of Process :: For the morning presentation, I’ll share my own process, practical tips, & poetry–including glimpses into the stages of my current manuscript–in all its messy reality. (Free for members & $10 for guests)
1:30-3:30: Delve :: During the afternoon workshop, we will all immerse ourselves in the writing process itself and emerge with a poem. Bring paper & your favorite pen or pencil. ($20 for members & $25 for guests)
For more information, visit:
May your week be a good one!
Cheers & joy,
anna elkins
art word spirit
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We Harvest Hope

October has been a month of poetry for me. I came home from a writing residency at Vermont Studio Center with a pretty-much-done manuscript and a very big smile! While there, I also committed to creating and sharing a bit of micropoetry + watercolor each day as a way to celebrate process in all its unpredictbleand often glitchyglory. 


As I went, I jotted down each day’s line in the back of my journal. A week in, I realized that the single lines were forming a larger poem. So I decided to share the full month here, interspersed with my favorite of the original poem-paintings. Happy harvest!

We Harvest Hope
In the beginning,
the rain came out to play,
& we turned to dreaming leaves—
falling up and lifting down.

We break bread, rules, even, through.
We go where the water falls
& the dark sky rises.
becomes we & other becomes another.
River gets swim
& borders get blurred into union.

Hither & yon,
we grow our spirits,
& send big hope up.
Cross our hearts,
make prints of possibility,
leave traces of grace.
Where we are marks the spot of promise.

We press on in,
we make cider of time.
What comes goes—
onces come undone.

Tomorrow is a maze of maybes 
filled with friends.

Brimming with what-ifs,
we harvest hope.