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Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon Annual Show & Sale

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Rogue Gallery August 2016 Exhibits & News


rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : Mysterious Creatures
Jud Turner, BARTHOLOMEW THE RHINO, sculpture

James Deeb, Justin Diggle,
and Jud Turner

August 5 – September 16, 2016

Reception: Friday, August 19, 5–8pm

rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : Image of Acrophobia, a painting by James DeebI

“Acrophobia,” by James Deeb

This exhibit features Illinois painter James Deeb, Utah printmaker Justin Diggle, and Eugene sculptor Jud Turner. Inspired by German Expressionism, James Deeb’s thickly textured oil paintings provide a dark satirical commentary on everyday life. Modern society’s pervasive use of surveillance is the central theme of the hauntingly stark black and white etchings of Justin Diggle. Jud Turner uses found objects, welded steel, and re-purposed items to create eerily beautiful assemblage sculptures which reflect the exhilarations and anxieties of industrialized society.

Jud Turner

Oregon artist Jud Turner has been working with found or repurposed objects and welded steel for over 20 years. His work has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and is in public and private collections around the world including Ripley’s Believe it or Not, the Boston Museum of Science, and the University of Oregon. Turner’s sculptures are visually engaging, using symmetry, repetition and intricate detail to balance the darker contemporary themes he explores such as the balance between nature and technology, mortality, the passage of time, and transportation. He resides in Eugene, OR.

James Deeb

James Deeb received an MFA from Western Michigan University in 1994. His paintings are darkly humorous and melancholy. He finds inspiration from artists Philip Guston and James Ensor the philosophical works of Friedrich Nietzsche.

rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : image of Controlling Identity, black and white artwork by Justin Diggle

“Controlling Identity,” by Justin Diggle

Justin Diggle

Justin Diggle currently teaches at the University of Utah. He holds a B.A. in Fine Art from Bristol Polytechnic, UK and an M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University. He has exhibited national and internationally. His work is based around the theme of Surveillance and contains a series of etchings and several laser engraved screen-prints.

An exhibit reception will be held on Friday, August 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.

rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : image of "Smoke and Mirrors," 30" x 30" red and black abstract acrylic painting on canvas by Alx Fox

“Smoke and Mirrors,” 30″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas by Alx Fox


rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : Image of Defiance, 40" x 30" Abstract Acrylic painting on Canvas by Alx Fox

Defiance, 30″ x 40″ Abstract Acrylic on Canvas

Paintings by Alx Fox

August 12 – September 9, 2016

Reception: Friday, August 19, 5–8pm

On view are abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings by regional artist Alx Fox. The artist uses strong brushwork and bold colors to create emotionally expressive and breathtaking paintings.

Regional artist Alx Fox masterly creates abstract paintings with amazing use of color, movement, and line. Her expression of color in the exhibit is full and varied and includes works in strong warm reds, oranges, and yellows as well as more muted works in grays, soft blues, and gentle pinks. Alx Fox studied photography, art history and design at Barat College, in Lake Forest, Ill. She was President of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists from January 2012 through 2014. Her work is in private collections worldwide and has been showcased in many national shows. She conducts workshops throughout the United States.

An exhibit reception will be held on Friday, August 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.


A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., August 14, 2016 at the SOU Student Union in Ashland.

Jay Carlton Mullen passed away peacefully July 16, 2016 in Medford with his family nearby. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Jo Mullen; son, Tobey Mullen; daughter, Molly Jo Mullen; son-in-law, Dan Mullen; daughter, Dinah Mullen Linville; son-in-law, Rich Linville; and five grandchildren, Eleanor Mullen, Devon Linville, Lucille Linville, Grant Linville, and Gyllian Mullen; his sister, Marilyn Snowden; brother, Jack Mullen; and sister-in-law, Jennifer Angelo.

Memorial contributions requested to support The Rogue Gallery Education Fund, 40 S. Bartlett, Medford. Donations can be given online at


Two art classes for adults this month that you will not want to miss!

Matt Board Cutting Sessions with Dan Innes on Thursday August 18th

Session two: 1:00-2:30pm
Session three: 3:30-5:00pm

Become a master of cutting matt boards in this informative and simple session. Only two spots left!

Plein Air with Lane Hall

Image of Hillcrest Oak, a painting by Lane Hall

“Hillcrest Oak” by Lane Hall

Friday August 19th and Saturday August 20th from 11am-2pm

This two day workshop led by award winning artist Lane Hall will inspire you to paint in the style of plein air by guiding you through simple techniques in the Rogue Gallery’s garden. Space is limited!

See class descriptions <<HERE>>
Register <<HERE>>


Gallery & Volunteer Coordinator Kate Marrocco has left the Rogue Gallery to accept a position with Lifetouch as a photographer. We thank her for her time and contributions to Rogue Gallery and wish her the best of luck in her new position.


The Members’ Gallery drop-off is coming soon! Drop-off three new pieces to be juried Friday August 26, 10-5pm or Saturday, August 27, 2016, 11-3pm. 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional work welcomed! Two dimensional work must be ready to hang with a wire on the back. Full submission details and forms are available at


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

SOSA August 2016 Meeting

SOSA August 2016 Meeting : sosa logo southern oregon society of artistsSOSA August 2016 Meeting

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) holds its regular meeting at the Medford Public Library on August 22nd at 6:30 pm.  Margaret Stermer-Cox will be demonstrating. All artists are welcome.

Margaret Stermer-Cox to Demonstrate Watercolors

Margaret Stermer-Cox is a highly trained and recognized watercolor artist. Monday evening will give us a window into her approach of joining ink with layers of watercolor. Her favorite subject is her imagination…taking life images and rearranging them in a new way.
With purpose and color, her success can be traced to her extreme drawing skills.  Trained at the arm of her New Mexico artist father, she’s a signature, juried and associate member of several watercolor societies as well as a respected juror and show curator.

Monday we will watch her add a line, a drip, a dot…and a little bit of mystery.

The Soul of Nature at GoodBean Cafe

The Soul of Nature

Exhibit of Handpainted Silk Art by Judy Elliott

Runs August 1-31, 2016 at GoodBean Cafe, Jacksonville

 The GoodBean is delighted to welcome artist Judy Elliott of Grants Pass back to the cafe for The Soul of Nature, an exhibition of new works from her collection of beautiful handpainted silk art. The textile artist also creates handsewn kimonos and Happi coats from her studio. It has been very rewarding to watch Judy’s skill grow through the years since her first show with us. Not only have her subjects become more complex, meaningful, and skilfully rendered, but her wrapping technique has also seen refinements, which make the pieces more durable and helps the colors retain their vibrance when hung on walls of various colors.

Influences and artist statement

Elliott’s primary motivation for creating art is to raise awareness of the need to preserve the world’s threatened wildlife. While paintings she has exhibited with us in the past have covered threatened marine life, pollinators and the flowers that feed them, and more, currently her main focus is on birds. Consequently, the paintings in this month’s show depict threatened and endangered bird species. Noteworthy additions are an abstract of colorful trout skin and a gorgeous painting of salmon for the fishermen who frequent the shop!

“My inspiration for painting on silk is influenced by my experiences while growing up in Hawaii with its Asian and Hawaiian culture, an artistic family, and my observation of nature while hiking throughout Oregon.  I’ve always been fascinated with nature and its wonders, from the tiniest insects and wild birds to the night sky. The natural world influences my art directly and pleases my soul.”

~Judy Elliott

New website

Judy has a new website where you can see more of her work: She also sells her art and kimonos on as Dragonfly Design West. In addition, you can find Elliott’s paintings at Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland.

We hope you will take the time to enjoy Judy’s The Soul of Nature show of art up close throughout the month of August. Though photography at the cafe is challenging in the afternoons—which is when we hang our shows—the pictures below will give those who cannot make it this month an idea of the new paintings Judy is exhibiting. If you are interested in more information or want to make a purchase, please contact our art curator Hannah West at 541-899-2012 or [email protected]

Artists Workshop 32nd Annual Show & Sale

Artists Workshop 32nd annual show & sale : "Into the Gloaming," pastel by Artists Workshop member Peter Coons

“Into the Gloaming,” 2016 pastel by Artists Workshop member Peter Coons

Artists Workshop 32nd Annual Show & Sale

Art Presence Art Center is delighted to host the Artists Workshop 32nd Annual Show & Sale in August 2016. The Artist’s Workshop is a Jacksonville-based group of artists who paint together en plein air during fair weather and in the studio during winter months. Each year the group presents the best work of their artists at their annual show and sale.

The Artists Workshop 32nd Annual Show & Sale opens August 5, 2016 and continues through August 28. Art Presence Art Center’s gallery will be open for you to view the exhibition from 11am–5pm every Friday through Sunday…four weekends of fine art to enjoy and select for your own home or office! This year’s show includes works by many strong artists who are seasoned professionals, some who have been painting for forty years.

Poster credits

For each year’s show, the group votes to choose the painting that will grace their promotional poster. This year’s winning painting is “Rogue River,” a contemporary landscape in oil by Laura Kolding. Paintings by long time members Steve Bennett, Kim Faucher, and Sue Bennett placed second and third. Artists Workshop members regard these as the best paintings created by the group during 2016, so come to the gallery and see them all!


Art Presence and the Artists Workshop invite you to a festive reception for the artists on Saturday, August 6 from 3–6pm. This is always a great time to discuss their work with the artists and to meet artists whom you do not yet know. We hope you will join us to celebrate this year’s fine art and the artists who create it!

Perhaps you will recognize some of these fine artists whose work is included in the Artists Workshop 32nd Annual Show & Sale:

  • Wendy Adler
  • Raye Aubin
  • Susan Austin
  • Jennifer Bagwell
  • Steve and Sue Bennett
  • Peter Coons
  • Susan DeRosa
  • Rick Evans
  • Kim Faucher
  • Marilyn Hurst
  • Laura Kolding
  • Jean Mailander
  • Kirsten Meriwether
  • Pamela Ourshalimian
  • Jeanne Quigley
  • Carolyn Roberts
  • Jan Weydemeyer

Richard Newman to Exhibit at SOU Center for Visual Art

Richard Newman Exhibit at SOU Center for Visual Art

Richard Newman Show at SOU Center for Visual Art, Thorndike Gallery - Shifting Space/Sliding Planes "Space Oddity"

“Space Oddity” by Richard Newman, from the show Shifting Space/Sliding Planes

Richard Newman will be exhibiting a new suite of paintings at the SOU Center for Visual Art’s Thorndike Gallery.
Newman’s show, titled Shifting Space/Sliding Planes, opens Thursday, August 18, 2016, with a reception from 5–7:00pm. The exhibition remains on display through September 2, 2016.

Oregon Wine Competition® Announces Impressive Set of Judges, Becomes Statewide Competition

Oregon Wine Experience logoOregon Wine Competition® Announces Impressive Set of Judges,

Becomes Statewide Competition

MEDFORD, Ore.–The Oregon Wine Experience® is pleased to announce that a panel of six exceptional judges has been finalized for this year’s Oregon Wine Competition® to be held August 6-7. These nationally renowned experts herald a significant change in the competition. Previously restricted to wines made with 100 percent Southern Oregon AVA grapes, this year the competition will open up to all wines made with 100 percent Oregon AVA grapes. This change represents the evolution of Oregon Wine Experience® and the Oregon Wine Competition® into prominent wine events for Oregon and the entire Pacific Northwest.
The judges for the 2016 Oregon Wine Competition® include:
  • Mollie Battenhouse:  Master of Wine, Advanced Sommelier.
  • Bob Foster:  Chief Judge, Central Coast Wine Competition, Paso Robles.
  • Tim Hanni:  Master of Wine, Wine Industry Faculty at Sonoma State University.
  • Richard Jennings:  Wine Writer & Critic,
  • Adam Lapierre:  Master of Wine, Teaching Staff at San Francisco Wine School.
  • Luke Sykora:  Wine Writer, Senior Editor – Wine & Spirits Magazine
Note: Master of Wine (MW) is the most prestigious title in the world of wine and is issued by The Institute of Masters of Wine in the United Kingdom. There are currently only 338 Masters of Wine in 24 countries.
Full Bios
Mollie Battenhouse, MW
Mollie graduated cum laude from Wesleyan College and later enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America, where she graduated at the top of her class. She obtained her Masters of Wine designation in 2015 and is currently the Director of Sales and Business Development for V.O.S. Selections in New York and New Jersey. Mollie is also an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Bob Foster
Bob is the Assistant Editor of the California Grapevine wine newsletter, and has served as a wine judge for over 25 years. He is the Director of the Mid-American Wine Competition and Chief Judge of the Central Coast Wine Competition in Paso Robles. Bob is also a retired prosecutor, retiring after 33 years of service with the California Attorney General’s Office.

Tim Hanni, MW
Tim is a professionally-trained chef and one of the first two resident Americans to successfully complete the examination and earn the title Master of Wine. He is a Certified Wine Educator accredited by the Society of Wine Educators and has been involved with wine and food related businesses, education, and research for over 35 years. Tim is also recognized for introducing the concept of the “umami” taste phenomenon to the wine and food community.

Richard Jennings

Richard is a wine writer and critic, and was recently honored as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the U.S. Wine Industry” for the second year by His blog,, has been a finalist for numerous awards, including best overall and best writing awards. Richard is also a “favorited” tasting note writer (and most prolific) on CellarTracker, where he has contributed over 35,000 tasting notes.
Adam Lapierre, MW
Adam is a Master of Wine based in San Francisco, California. who began his career working in New York’s Finger Lakes Region. After earning the Certified Sommelier designation from the Court of Master Sommeliers, Adam went on to pursue various credentials from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. Adam now works as an industry consultant, wine educator, writer and wine judge. He’s also a member of the teaching staff at the highly regarded San Francisco Wine School.

Luke Sykora
Luke is the Senior Editor for Wine and Spirits Magazine and a freelance wine writer. Luke has an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and has taught writing at the universities of Iowa and San Francisco. In 2014, Luke was awarded the Frank Prial Fellowship for the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley.
The Oregon Wine Experience and Oregon Wine Competition are annual events held in Jacksonville, Oregon in the heart of the Rogue Valley in southern Oregon, which is considered to be one of the best wine regions in the country. The signature wine event benefits the Children’s Miracle Network through the Asante Foundation and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, one of 170 CMN Hospitals in the country providing pediatric care, treating 17 million children annually. In 2016 the Oregon Wine Experience raised over $500,000, and 100 percent of those proceeds went to Children’s Miracle Network and other Asante healthcare programs including the purchase of training mannequins for birth and delivery.

Call to Artists: 3rd Annual “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’ McCloud, CA

McCloud ARTS Society Sponsors

3rd Annual “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’

an artist’s experience

Cheryl Petty's Winning Plein Air Painting from the 2014 Paint the Town event

McCloud ARTS Society, in partnership with McCloud Local First, is again hosting “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’ artist’s experience, on Saturday August 15, 10 am to 6 pm in McCloud, CA.

Paint the Town!This event is based upon the original French impressionist masters who left their classical classroom technical painting approach and moved onto portable easels outdoors, or en plein air, where the influence of the natural light on landscapes affected their painting styles. Many refer to them as “painters of light” and “the impressionists.” Familiar names such as Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Van Gogh are associated with this style of magnificent painting. Local artists are trying to recreate interest in painting our great Shasta outdoors. Dorothea Schoenstein, organizer of Paint the Town, stated “the experience is indeed invigorating and challenging at the same time.  Lighting does play an important role in how the scene is interpreted onto the canvas or paper. For example, one early morning, two of us were painting Lake Siskiyou from different vantage points. Later we stopped for lunch and were surprised to see the similar colors chosen for our paintings.  Lavenders and coral colors were predominant in both compositions! Not a coincidence, but recognition of the influence of natural light on the scenic subject matter.”

Paint the Town!Painting outdoors with a group of painters or alone provides the artist, novice or experienced, with a stimulating, ever-changing experience.  The changing light patterns, the smell of fresh air, the sounds of the forest or river brings an artist to paint outdoors.  There is no confinement, very few interruptions, and concentration begins. The connection to nature is visible on canvas or paper.

Plein air painting has grown across the nation in recognition with participation at all levels of artistry.  McCloud Arts Society is in its third year of offering an opportunity for artists and students to join them for the day.  Locations for subjects have been previewed for good vantage points and compositions; otherwise, an artist can come and select their own location from the McCloud Falls to old garages.  At the end of the painting day, 3:30pm, a wet paint art show will be displayed on the porch of the mercantile building for the public to enjoy.  It will be an informal exhibit with wonderful music and wine.  Music by Allison and Victor will lend support to the day of French style of painting.  The public is invited and asked to vote for their favorite piece.  The winner will receive $50 and the privilege of having their work on next year’s postcard.

Campbell Global has funded our scholarship program that will support participation of up to 10 students under the age of 18.  Each student will receive some instruction and supplies.  Interested students should contact Chairperson Dorothea Schoenstein at 964-2065.

This year on the same Saturday there will be a car show downtown, a quilt show, the melodrama, and our exhibit.  More information is available on the McCloud Arts Society Facebook page, or contact Dorothea Schoenstein 964-2065.  Pre-Registion is $20 thru August 10, and same day registration $30.  A $10 box lunch is available from White Mountain Café, order at morning registration. Canvases and paper for competition must have a registration mark on back.

Upcoming Art Events further North…


Peninsula Clay Artists 7th Annual Show/Sale

August 7th to 15th

10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
Ocean Park, WA

Click here for more info about the Peninsula Clay Artists Show


Chinook Arts Festival

September 5th to 7th – Labor Day weekend

This arts festival features a fine display of blown glass, photography, jewelry, oil & watercolors, pottery & much more!

For more information, please email Leslie Walters at: [email protected]

The Beekeeper's Daughter Art Show Plus Free Art Activity with Catie Faryl

When Drones Dream, by Catie Faryl

When Drones Dream, by Catie Faryl

“The Beekeeper’s Daughter”

Exhibition of works by Catie Faryl

September 5 thru 30 at Looking Glass Beads

283 E. Main, Ashland Oregon
Reception during First Friday Art Walk
on Sept. 5th 5-8 pm


Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main in Ashland, Oregon presents:

NEW Don’t Shop with the G-Nome: How and Why I avoid GMOs with Catie Faryl

Shopping with G-Nome, by Catie Faryl

Shopping with G-Nome, by Catie Faryl

Local artist and activist Catie Faryl will be presenting her art and engaging participants in dialogue on the topic of genetically engineered seeds and foods as well as leading a free, hour-long lesson on Botanical Drawing & Painting, sponsored by the non-profit Chamber of Commons.

From Catie:
“Don’t Shop with the G-Nome: How and Why I avoid GMOs” is a painless way to learn more about this difficult and important topic. Using my artwork and writings to expose facets of concern, I have created an ironic and amusing journey from farm to market. In my presentation, I will share some ways to outsmart the “G-Nome” and how to reduce this shadow presence through shining, healing light and creative solutions.”

If I can repeat this program for your friends or for your group, please email [email protected] or call 535-1854.