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Fall 2023 at the Southern Oregon Guild

We can’t believe November is already here! We’ve got a fun month here at the Southern Oregon Guild filled with a variety of creative performances, classes, and workshops. In a few weeks, we’ll be sending out our monthly “Palette Newsletter” which includes recaps of last month’s activities, member news, and more. Below are some event reminders until then and we hope to see you this Sunday at our Fall Performing Arts Showcase….

Creativity Unframed: Performing Arts Showcase
THIS Sunday November 5 • 2-4pm at the Guild
Featuring Georgia Churchill & Kayla D. Rau

Join us for a fun, comedic, and uplifting afternoon at our Fall Creativity Unframed Performing Arts Showcase THIS Sunday November 5 from 2-4pm! This is an opportunity for our non-displaying Guild Members to share their talents and creativity with our community! Master Storyteller Georgia Churchill will share a new riveting selection of short stories that are windows into the time and place from which they emerge. Georgia holds the philosophy that a story is a portal that opens to worlds of both knowledge and delight. For 45 years, she has been telling oral tradition tales from many cultures to people from ages 3 to 101! Prepare to also be dazzled through song from local singer & songwriter Kayla D. Rau! Her tender and funny biographical songs will surely have you toe tapping along! We even hear she might be bringing a TOY PIANO?! Event entry is $5-$10 sliding scale and includes light refreshments! Tickets can be purchased upon arrival to the Guild Galley.

Fall Fiber Fun Series with Iris Chinook
Weekends: November 11, 12, 18, 19 at the Guild

We invite you to join us at the Guild this fall to delve into THREE fun fiber techniques in our Fall Fiber Fun Series led by Iris Chinook. Discover the deep joy in making everyday things with your own hands and walk away with the knowledge of how to successfully make cordage, knit, crochet, read patterns, and correct mistakes. During this 4-part beginner class series in the month of November, you’ll learn and understand the process of working with different fibers to create 3 separate projects: A dishcloth, granny-square, and basic cordage. Seek inspiration to take these traditional techniques and create personalized clothing, scarves, blankets, purses, and more!

Iris Chinook has been exploring and delighting in the creation of textiles for over 50 years. She loves making useful, beautiful things that she can utilize in her everyday life. Primarily identifying as a Spinner (making her own yarn for her projects), she is looking forward to sharing her wealth of experience with you.

November 11, 11am-1pm • Crochet Like a Granny!: In this class you’ll receive information about different materials and projects appropriate for crochet and encouragement to explore the basic “granny-square” pattern to see all of the extraordinary uses to which these basic, “starter” squares can be put! You will learn how to choose the right size crochet hook, tie yarn, chain stitches and join together to create a foundation circle, and learn single and double crochet stitches. After finishing classyou will know the fundamental building blocks of crochet to create anything that inspires you, such as pure art sculptures, wall hangings, toys, or etc.

November 12, 11am-1pm • Knit Shirley’s Gourmet Dishcloth: Knitting is an extremely versatile craft for making clothing as well as home accessories, pet coats, blankets, etc. In this class, you will gain the confidence to make your way through basic knitting instructions to facilitate honing of your skills and an increased awareness of different fibers, their properties, etc. You will learn how to cast-on, make a knit stitch, yarn-over increase and decrease, understand how to read basic knitting instructions, and which end of the circular needles to use! Iris will also show how to use a darning needle to tie-off and weave-in a long tail of yarn that is resistant to unraveling with the heavy use a washcloth receives.

November 18, 11am-1pm • Lucet Cordage: What did we ever use before plastic twine and commercially produced ropes were invented? The ancient art of cordage has allowed the evolution of our species to make everyday useful items. In this class, Iris will discuss the origin and history of the Lucet, an ancient Viking tool and technique of making strong, durable string and cordage that does not unravel when cut. You will learn what kind of materials make good cordage, how to start the cord on the Lucet tool, how to keep going until you have the length you want, how to tie-off yarn, and brainstorm on ways to use your finished string. It’s a great way to use up assorted scraps of yarn, doesn’t require a pattern, and is highly portable.

November 19, 11am-2pm: Final class drop-in opportunity to ask questions and receive help troubleshooting problems with Iris. This final session will be three hours from 11am-2pm and is optional.

Individual Classes are $30/each or $80 to attend the whole series. Classes are appropriate for ages 14 and up. Material Fees are separate and payable directly to the teacher upon arrival in CASH. You get to keep all materials provided to you, which include knitting/crochet needles, fiber, etc. If you would like to request a scholarship due to financial hardship, please send an email to [email protected] or call us at 541-592-5019.

Come explore your creative side with us at our Wreath Making Workshop on Sunday November 26 from 2-5pm led by Ashley Mendes of Pure Life Designs at the Southern Oregon Guild. Weave the natural world into your own unique masterpiece! During this creative hands-on workshop, you will learn the art of selecting, arranging, and preserving a stunning array of dried florals and greenery. As you craft your wreath, you’ll find inspiration in the vibrant color and texture of nature, and the end result will be a testament to your creativity and the splendor of Southern Oregon’s flora. Wreaths make wonderful seasonal decor or a gift for a loved one! Your ticket price of $45 includes all the instruction and supplies needed to create your wreath. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Register via the button below. *Wreath pictures above are from Ashley’s previous students! WOW!


Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday September 30 for the opening of our fall exhibit at Art in the Vineyard, our art gallery at Bridgeview Winery in Cave Junction! The work of Charles Churchill & Miri Admoni will be on display until November 27. Bridgeview is now open from 12-7pm!

Charles Churchill has been a sculptor for over 4 decades and a teacher for 26. His passion for art evolved from a love of jazz, leading him to beat poetry, abstract art, and even motorcycles. In 1989, he graduated art school at Sonoma State University and began showing and selling his art. Abstract assemblage and light sculptures make up a large portion of his body of work, made almost entirely of disregarded industrial scraps. By using found wood, glass, and metals, he celebrates and honors the materials made from our planet’s resources. Charles has taught art and curated exhibitions at Sonoma State University and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. He has also shared the art of assemblage to children of all ages in various schools and Head Start programs in Northern California. Charles was the August 2021 Featured Artist at Central Art Gallery in Medford, OR and currently has 4 pieces on display at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. To see more of his work, visit www.charleschurchillsculptor.com.

Miri Admoni (b. 1954 in Tel Aviv, Israel) is a mixed media, glass, and jewelry artist, who shares her life between Israel and the USA. Arts and crafts have always been a part of Miri’s life since childhood. Her formal education was in graphic design, where she worked as a freelance designer and producer of unique recycled paper products and specialized in packaging. During 2004-2010 Miri studied various glass techniques, and from 2011-2012 she studied metalsmithing in a private studio and started to create jewelry with glass. Nature has always been the greatest source of inspiration. Initially, Miri was inspired by her surroundings in Israel, the rich and diverse nature scenes between the Mediterranean Sea and the Judean desert. That led to the creation of the Alchemy glass series and the collaboration with Bedouin women artists. Now Miri lives and works from her home studio in Selma OR, where she continues to explore her relationship with nature. To view or purchase her work, visit her Saatchi site!

Intersections: Fall Guild Member Exhibit
On display now through January 2024 at the Guild

Our Fall Guild Members exhibit, Intersections, opened on Sunday October 22 from 3-5pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. Thank you to all who joined us! Intersections will be on display until January 20, 2024. Our current 2023 hours for viewing are: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. The Guild Gallery & Art Center is located in the historic Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531. Featured artwork above: Interconnected 2, acrylic on canvas, by Dara Daniel.

SO Guild of Artists November News

Palette Newsletter
EVENT UPDATES & NEWS
Happy “Artober”!
As we enter the final quarter of the 2023, we hope you’ll join us at one of our creative events this season! We have everything from fiber classes to our collaborative 8th Annual Upcycle Art & Furniture Contest with the Cave Junction Farmers Market!

In this month’s palette newsletter below, you’ll find more information below about: Remembering Guild Member, Don Jader RECAP: September Guild Events Fall Members Exhibit: Intersections, opening Oct 22 October & November Events and Workshops Member News & Local Art Events How to leave us a review – Help us spread the word! If you or someone you know would like to become a Guild Member or learn more about what we do, please forward this newsletter to them or email [email protected]. Don’t forget to give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram at the social media links in the bottom of this newsletter! Did you know that the Guild Gallery is available to rent by the hour? Consider hosting your next event, meeting, roundtable, party, or luncheon inside our one-of-a-kind space filled with local art! To inquire about pricing & amenities, please call 541-592-5019. Referrals are appreciated!
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of beloved Guild Member and local artist, Donald Alfred Jader of Mesa Arizona, who died unexpectedly on September 3, 2023, from Pancreatic Cancer. Donald was 80 years old. The family is deeply saddened and shocked by his sudden death.

Donald was born on August 26, 1943, in Council Bluffs Iowa. He lived in many areas including Minnesota, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and Oregon.

After graduating High School in San Diego, Donald enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served honorably as a Sergeant for 4 years.  Donald attended San Diego State with a major in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Architecture. Donald had careers in aerospace, oil, chemical, nuclear and plant design. In 1985 he gravitated towards the financial services industry where he was a successful General Agent for over 30 years. He later found his passion as a successful artist which was his pride, joy, and life’s work. Donald poured his heart and soul into his paintings which came through to all that were drawn to them, and they will provide a lifetime of enjoyment. Everyone who knew Donald knew how caring and supportive he was. Donald was full of positivity and that was obvious to all after even just a single meeting.  As a result, he was a mentor to many both professionally and personally. Donald is survived by his daughter and son-in law Dayna and Dan Delhey, his son and daughter in law Davin and Andrea Jader and daughter and son in law Megan and Joshua Deffenbaugh along with his 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, an abundance of friends and extended family.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Barbara Jader and his grandson Devin Joseph.  We will miss him more than words can say. Services will be held at Victory Lutheran Church 5946 E. University Dr. Mesa, AZ 85205 at 1pm on November 11th, 2023.


Last month, we hosted our 5th Annual Let’s Write! Event at the Guild Gallery. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this special yearly workshop (see top photo). We received positive feedback from our 20+ attendees who shared with us, “I wrote after a dry spell; this event was awesome, informative, inspiring; invigorating, exercising, illuminating.” We also hosted Angela Franklin, Older Adult Specialist and Suicide Prevention Coordinator with Options for Southern Oregon, for a free discussion on Aging as An Artist (see bottom photo above). We plan to offer both events again next year! Art in the Vineyard: A Guild Gallery at Bridgeview
The art of Charles Churchill and Miri Admoni
On display now through November 27! Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday September 30 for the opening of our fall exhibit at Art in the Vineyard, our art gallery at Bridgeview Winery! The work of Charles Churchill & Miri Admoni will be on display until November 27. Bridgeview is now open from 12-7pm! Stop by to see this fun sculptural show during the month of #artober


Charles Churchill has been a sculptor for over 4 decades and a teacher for 26. His passion for art evolved from a love of jazz, leading him to beat poetry, abstract art, and even motorcycles. In 1989, he graduated art school at Sonoma State University and began showing and selling his art. Abstract assemblage and light sculptures make up a large portion of his body of work, made almost entirely of disregarded industrial scraps. By using found wood, glass, and metals, he celebrates and honors the materials made from our planet’s resources. Charles has taught art and curated exhibitions at Sonoma State University and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. He has also shared the art of assemblage to children of all ages in various schools and Head Start programs in Northern California. Charles was the August 2021 Featured Artist at Central Art Gallery in Medford, OR and currently has 5 pieces on display at the Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby, OR. which include his GARDEN GATE made for Illinois River Valley Arts Council’s 2023 Gateway Project. To see more of his work, visit www.charleschurchillsculptor.com.  

Miri Admoni (b. 1954 in Tel Aviv, Israel) is a mixed media, glass, and jewelry artist, who shares her life between Israel and the USA. Arts and crafts have always been a part of Miri’s life since childhood. Her formal education was in graphic design, where she worked as a freelance designer and producer of unique recycled paper products and specialized in packaging.

During 2004-2010 Miri studied various glass techniques, and from 2011-2012 she studied metalsmithing in a private studio and started to create jewelry with glass. Nature has always been the greatest source of inspiration. Initially, Miri was inspired by her surroundings in Israel, the rich and diverse nature scenes between the Mediterranean Sea and the Judean desert. That led to the creation of the Alchemy glass series and the collaboration with Bedouin women artists. Now Miri lives and works from her home studio in Selma OR, where she continues to explore her relationship with nature. Bridgeview Winery & Vineyard is located at: 4210 Holland Loop Rd. Cave Junction, OR 97523
CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAP LINK.
They are open everyday from 12pm-7pm!


Upcoming Events & Workshops
Intersections: Fall Guild Member Exhibit
Opening Sunday Oct 22 • 3-5pm at the Guild
The Southern Oregon Guild invites you to join us in celebrating our fall Members exhibit, Intersections, opening on Sunday October 22 from 3-5pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. Join us for a chance to meet local artists, hear their interpretations about our seasonal theme, and listen to live jazz music from Terry D. Davis. Appetizers and Refreshments will be provided. FREE Admission! Intersections will be on display until January 20, 2024. Our current hours for viewing are: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. The Guild Gallery & Art Center is located in the historic Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531. Featured artwork: Interconnected, by Dara Daniel. 8th Annual Upcycle Art & Furniture Contest
Cave Junction Farmers’ Market
Friday October 20 • 4-7pm

The Southern Oregon Guild and the Cave Junction Farmers’ Market present the 8th Annual UpCycle Art and Furniture Contest with a Trash Fashion Show. ReUse & RePurpose junk to create a beautiful piece of art or furniture. This annual event is always well attended and loads of fun! Furniture MUST be sturdy and judging will be based on CREATIVITY, not fine craftsmanship. Contest takes place at the final Cave Junction Farmers’ Market of the season located across from the Guild Gallery/Kerbyville Museum. No prior registration is required, just bring and submit your entries at 3:30pm and judging will take place at 5pm! Ages 13 Years & Older cash prizes include: $500–First Place, $300–Second Place, and $200–Third Place Ages 8-12: $100/each for top three winners

Ages 7 years old & under: $50/each for top two winners

The Cave Junction Farmers’ Market is every Friday April 14-October 20, 2023 from 4-7 PM! Come support your local farmers and crafters, buy delicious food, starts for your garden, see all your friends, and listen to some great local music! Located at 24100 Redwood Highway, across from the historic Kerbyville Museum. See you there! Click HERE to learn more about the Upcycle Contest! Creativity Unframed: Performing Arts Showcase
Sunday November 5 • 2-4pm at the Guild
Featuring Georgia Churchill & Kayla D. Rau
Join The Southern Oregon Guild for our Fall Creativity Unframed Performing Arts Showcase on Sunday November 5 for a matinee concert from 2-4pm! This is an opportunity for our non-displaying Guild Members to share their talents and creativity with our community! Storyteller Georgia Churchill will share a riveting selection of short stories and prepare to be dazzled through song from local singer songwriter Kayla D. Rau. Event entry is $5-$10 sliding scale! Tickets can be purchased at the door upon arrival at the Guild Galley & Art Center.  Light refreshments and snacks will be available. Fall Fiber Fun Series with Iris Chinook
Weekends: November 11, 12, 18, 19 at the Guild
We invite you to join us at the Guild this fall to delve into THREE fun fiber techniques in our Fall Fiber Fun Series led by Iris Chinook. Discover the deep joy in making everyday things with your own hands and walk away with the knowledge of how to successfully make cordage, knit, crochet, read patterns, and correct mistakes. During this 4-part beginner class series in the month of November, you’ll learn and understand the process of working with different fibers to create 3 separate projects: A dishcloth, granny-square, and basic cordage. Seek inspiration to take these traditional techniques and create personalized clothing, scarves, blankets, purses, and more!

Iris Chinook has been exploring and delighting in the creation of textiles for over 50 years. She loves making useful, beautiful things that she can utilize in her everyday life. Primarily identifying as a Spinner (making her own yarn for her projects), she is looking forward to sharing her wealth of experience with you.

November 11, 11am-1pm • Crochet Like a Granny!: In this class you’ll receive information about different materials and projects appropriate for crochet and encouragement to explore the basic “granny-square” pattern to see all of the extraordinary uses to which these basic, “starter” squares can be put! You will learn how to choose the right size crochet hook, tie yarn, chain stitches and join together to create a foundation circle, and learn single and double crochet stitches. After finishing classyou will know the fundamental building blocks of crochet to create anything that inspires you, such as pure art sculptures, wall hangings, toys, or etc.

November 12, 11am-1pm • Knit Shirley’s Gourmet Dishcloth: Knitting is an extremely versatile craft for making clothing as well as home accessories, pet coats, blankets, etc. In this class, you will gain the confidence to make your way through basic knitting instructions to facilitate honing of your skills and an increased awareness of different fibers, their properties, etc. You will learn how to cast-on, make a knit stitch, yarn-over increase and decrease, understand how to read basic knitting instructions, and which end of the circular needles to use! Iris will also show how to use a darning needle to tie-off and weave-in a long tail of yarn that is resistant to unraveling with the heavy use a washcloth receives.

November 18, 11am-1pm • Lucet Cordage: What did we ever use before plastic twine and commercially produced ropes were invented? The ancient art of cordage has allowed the evolution of our species to make everyday useful items. In this class, Iris will discuss the origin and history of the Lucet, an ancient Viking tool and technique of making strong, durable string and cordage that does not unravel when cut. You will learn what kind of materials make good cordage, how to start the cord on the Lucet tool, how to keep going until you have the length you want, how to tie-off yarn, and brainstorm on ways to use your finished string. It’s a great way to use up assorted scraps of yarn, doesn’t require a pattern, and is highly portable.

November 19, 11am-2pm: Final class drop-in opportunity to ask questions and receive help troubleshooting problems with Iris. This final session will be three hours from 11am-2pm and is optional.
Individual Classes are $30/each or $80 to attend the whole series. Classes are appropriate for ages 14 and up. Material Fees are separate and payable directly to the teacher upon arrival in CASH. You get to keep all materials provided to you, which include knitting/crochet needles, fiber, etc. If you would like to request a scholarship due to financial hardship, please send an email to [email protected] or call us at 541-592-5019.
  Click HERE to register for the Fall Fiber Series!



November 5, 2-4pm: Creativity Unframed: A Performing Arts Showcase at the Guild featuring storyteller Georgia Churchill & singer/songwriter Kayla Rau.

November 11-2 & 18-19: Fall Fiber Fun Series with Iris Chinook at the Guild. This 4 session series will include 1 class (2 hours) each on: knitting, crocheting, and lucet cordage. $30/per class or $80 for whole series!

November 24, Thanksgiving +1 Fundraiser Event. First-chance holiday sale and open house at the Guild featuring live music, appetizers, and refreshments.

November 26: Wreath Making Workshop with Pure Life Designs at the Guild. $45 includes all materials and light refreshments. Registration link coming soon!

December 1, 2-4pm: Guild Group Winter Exhibit opening celebration at Art in the Vineyard, Bridgeview Winery Tasting Room in Cave Junction, OR. Click HERE to view our Events Calendar

FOR SALE

This Overhead Door® Upward Coiling Security Grille has served us well in our large community building space that is the Kerby Belt Building. We had it removed to build a new permanent interior wall between our Gallery and the Boys & Girls Club. It would be a perfect addition to a school, commercial or small business, storage area, or garage. Retails for $2600 brand new, offering now at $1900. All proceeds from this sale benefit our nonprofit organization. You must haul away! Large truck or trailer needed to do so. Currently disassembled and in a storage shed on site at the Belt Building. For questions, please call 541-592-5019 or email [email protected]. For more information on detailed dimensions, click the blue button below. Click HERE to view our Craigslist Ad
Member News & Local Art Events

Congratulations to Guild Member and local painter Caitlin Brigid Rice, for her Honorable Mention Award in TERAVARNA’s “10th ABSTRACT” International Juried Art Competition along with 265 other distinguished artists from around the world!! Her winning acrylic paintings pictured above are: The Birth of Light (top left), Whirlwind (top right),and Three Balloons Out on the Town (bottom). The exhibition’s winning artwork is currently being displayed in their online gallery linked via the blue button below. Click here to view TERAVARNA’s Online Art Gallery
HAVE YOU LEFT US A REVIEW YET? As the Guild continues to grow, we want to make sure our neighbors AND tourists alike know where we are located and what we have to offer! Our Gallery & Art Center is located on the Redwood Highway 199, a popular thoroughfare to the Oregon Coast & the many Redwood State and National Parks. We are 17 miles away from the Oregon Caves National Monument. One of the best ways to help us spread the word about the Guild is by leaving a review on Google Maps, TripAdvisor, or Yelp. Share photos or kind words & let folks know about your experience!

Guild Board of Directors
President, Joyce Abrams
Vice President/Treasurer, Donna Parrish
Secretary, Ryan Forsythe
Bonnie Campanoli
Maelagh Baker
Angela Franklin
Terry D. Davis
Sheila Mason
Kathi Culver
Miri Admoni
Kiana Stiles

Staff: Managing Director, Caitlin Deane
Website: Wendy Huber  
Gallery Hours & Location Tuesday-Saturday • 11am to 5pm
Gallery & Art Center • Kerby Belt Building
24353 Redwood Hwy Kerby, OR 97531
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1596 • Cave Junction • Oregon 97523 (541) 592-5019

SO Guild Open House and CTA

SO Guild Open House – You’re Invited!

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans announces a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 21 from 2-4pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby, OR.

Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans announces a Holiday Open House and Gift Certificate Giveaway. Shop Local!

Call for proposals for 2023 Creative Community Programming!

Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans (SO Guild) Call to Artists for 2023 Proposals for community programming

Attached is a square graphic I made to promote this and below is a link where folks can submit proposals to us. We are excited to hear new ideas and schedule classes for 2023 🙂

Creative Community Proposal Form: https://forms.gle/y86Yd7TsvwF1vgR46

9th Annual Angels Show is here!

Southern Oregon Artists Resource is beyond delighted that Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville is again hosting our annual Angels Show! This is our 9th Annual Angels Show of angel art for Christmas, and the angels are on the wall, waiting for your visit.

Angel Thoughts From the Founder of Art Presence:

December at Art Presence brings the 9th Annual Angels Show. Why, for the ninth year, are we showing such a lively interest in the invisible world? Some of the greatest among the saints and men of God have found a place for Angels. Many of the most difficult questions about their nature, their grace, their intellect, and their love have been addressed masterfully. Their mission has always been to look after each of us here on earth in the pursuit of our salvation. Regardless of our question “why,” we invite you to join our artists as they present their unique perspectives on these winged, haloed beings.
~ Anne Brooke

A Little Angel Art History

Angel-like beings have appeared in art for millennia. However, the earliest artistic interpretation of an angel was found in the catacomb of Priscilla in the 3rd century…with no wings! Though there is some dispute about this, the angel is generally believed to be Gabriel, delivering the Annunciation to Mary.

9th Annual Angels Show : First known angel art from the catacomb of Priscilla, c. 3rd century BCE
9th Annual Angels Show: Image of wingless Gabriel delivering the Annunciation to Mary in the catacomb of Priscilla

Winged angels first emerged in 4th century Anatolia—on the Prince’s Sarcophagus, found at Sarigüzel, near Istanbul (c. 379–395)—the first of many found in Byzantine art. Check out this interesting piece on angels and their wings here, more angel history here, and another on the history of angels in art here.

Meanwhile, humanity’s ancient fascination with these celestial creatures continues to this day. Many artists return year after year with fresh artistic interpretations painted especially for the Angels Show with imagination and inspiration. Moreover, many patrons return year after year to add to their collections of angel art and to select angel art for Christmas gifts. Here’s “The Guardian,” a small yet powerful impressionistic piece in oil by Katy Cauker:

9th Annual Angels Show : The Guardian, 9 x 7 oil on panel by Katy Cauker
The Guardian, 9 x 7 oil on panel by Katy Cauker

9th Annual Angels Show

Come view the Angels Show from 11am–5pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. At least 2 angels had sold by the time we hung them on the wall, so if you find one that speaks to you, make that purchase of angel art for Christmas before someone else does!

Really? You have enough angels in your own home? Then consider giving angel art for Christmas to someone who needs a beautiful guardian in theirs! Note: Angel art needs to remain in the gallery until the show is over. You might be able to discuss a special angel certificate with the artist if you plan to give one as a gift.

The Angels Show is on display at Art Presence Art Center at 206 N. Fifth Street in Jacksonville, Oregon. It runs from Friday, December 3, through Sunday, January 2. Moreover, the gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12–5 pm.

Watch the Art Presence Facebook page for featured angels throughout the month! Meanwhile, here is the gallery’s virtual tour of their December members show, artisan treasures in the Galleria, and the 9th Annual Angels Show to get you started.

Wine and Watercolor — Give an Experience for Christmas!

In addition to our exhibitions of fine art, the artisan treasures in the Galleria, and books written by local authors, there’s another way to give the gift of art for the holidays at Art Presence Art Center. You can drink wine with friends and family while you learn how to paint with watercolors together in Anne Brooke’s “Wine and Watercolor” workshop! All art supplies are provided, just bring your favorite wine and hors d’oeuvres and enjoy painting in festive company. Give the gift of a wonderful experience that will last a lifetime for Christmas! Call today and reserve a Thursday evening with up to 7 friends & family. $25 per person, vaccination required. Make your reservation today!

To ask questions about the art you see in the Angels Show or to reserve a date for Wine & Watercolor, contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or [email protected]

Art du Jour’s Winter Wonderland Exhibit on Display

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM

Art du Jour Gallery's December feature wall is a collaboration of winter celebration by participating artist members. Roy Musitelli photo 12-4-19

Art du Jour Gallery’s December feature wall is a collaboration of winter celebration by participating artist members. Roy Musitelli photo 12-4-19

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford continues it’s seasonal exhibit with a celebration of our winter season.  For Third Friday (December 20th, 5pm-8pm) we are planning a special Christmas event presented by harpist Kathy Yeoman and accompanied by vocalist Lynn Kunstman.  Please go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for any further updates.

Winter Wonderland Exhibit on Display Through Christmas

Our artists let their collective imaginations go free for this combined exhibit by participating AdJ members in offering our own visual representation of “Winter Wonderland”.   We wish to take this time to thank our friends of the gallery for their support in 2019, and extend a warm invitation to the entire community to help us celebrate this magical time of the year on Third Friday.

Guest Artist Nancy Graham Returns to Help Art du Jour Usher in a New Year

Nancy Graham has always been passionate about art in all its forms and styles, as evidenced by the variety of subjects she likes to paint and the varied approach to each.  She was always encouraged by her mother, who was a well-known artist in California and an art instructor at Dominican College in San Rafael a number of years ago.  She paints only with watercolor these days and her current passion is teaching watercolor at Scrappy Craft in Phoenix, where her classes remain full year around. She tells us that the real thrill comes from the delight her students find when the composition comes together and there’s a sudden spurt of confidence. She pushes strong value shifts of light and dark, telling her students over and over, “The deeper the shadows, the stronger the light will be”.

Nancy Graham exhibit at Art du Jour December 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

While teaching that there is more to a successful piece of art than the basic fundamentals of art theory, she likes to experiment with a variety of styles and approaches as evidenced by the selection of pieces that will be showing during December and January. Florals, landscapes, abstracts, still lifes and even a motorcycle engine are the subjects she’s chosen to show.  She’s always excited to try something new,  and is challenged by the possibilities that watercolor brings to her artwork.  However, if one were to ask her what she likes to do best, she’d probably reply that she loves to paint the “close-ups” where she can use her small brushes to bring out the finest details of her subjects.

Nancy holds a secondary teaching credential and art degree from UC Davis, and is a member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists, the Rogue Gallery, a past President of the Josephine County Artists Association and a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

Support the Arts in Medford by Becoming a Patron Member

Though we continue actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our co-operative and display their work to the Medford community, we also love our Patron Members Membership who help keep our doors open. Ask any gallery member or contact us by email at [email protected]. Log into our website (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

We are also holding a raffle this month for a beautiful insulated picnic basket to be raffled off during this months’ Third Friday. The winner does not need to be present to claim their prize. Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

Harpist Kathy Yoeman at AdJ Gallery. Roy Musitelli photo 3-15-2019

Rogue Gallery Third Friday Reception and Christmas Caroling

       

 

  

Third Friday Activities

Exhibit Reception – The Natural Perspective: Photographs by Judy Benson LaNier

Pat O’Scannell and the ‘More Fools Than Wise’ Madrigal Group Christmas Carols

December 20, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm

 

The Natural Perspective: Photographs by Judy Benson LaNier

Community Gallery

November 29, 2019 – January 17, 2020

 

White-throated Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater

 

Explore the birds of Africa through the lens of photo safari leader Judy Benson LaNier.  Come and share her fascination for the grandeur and variety of these exotic creatures.

Ashland artist, Judy Benson LaNier captures the essence of the natural world through her camera lens. She has travelled extensively in Africa and photographed beautiful and exotic birds in her travels. She describes her photos as “My work is the product of a lifetime of looking for beauty in the simplicity and complexity of nature: an ant on a flower’s stem, a rain drop on a rose, a lion hiding in the bush, a Hawaiian sunset…and finding it with my lens.” Her work has been published in books and magazines and has been shown in galleries and art shows around Oregon for 30 years.

Musical Guest: Christmas Caroling: Pat O’Scannell and the ‘More Fools Than Wise’ Madrigal Group

This madrigal group will be performing a selection of well-known Christmas carols, accompanied by the ‘vielle a rou ‘, otherwise known as the hurdy- gurdy.  Pat O’Scannel will be accompanying on an instrument built in the late 1600s at the court of Versailles by a builder named COTY. The instrument, built to a smaller size to accommodate a woman’s smaller hands. The instrument was restored by Stephen Bacon of Bellwood Luthiers in Ashland.

Seeing Red: 2019 Annual Members Exhibit

November 15 – December 21, 2019

The Annual Members’ Exhibition features work by Rogue Gallery and Art Center members, and is always one of the most popular of the year. The Rogue Gallery has had a long history of supporting local and regional artists. This exhibit gives Rogue Gallery members an opportunity to exhibit one piece of their work on the central theme of “Seeing Red”. Artists submitted artwork that reflects their personal interpretation of the theme. The exhibit includes watercolors, acrylic, and oil paintings as well as sculptures, photography, collage, and pastels.

Refreshments from Harry & David will be served at the reception.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.

Art Du Jour December 2019 Newsletter

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, December 6th, 2019 from 5 to 8 pm

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk festivities! 

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions  First Friday Art Walk, December 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, December 6th from 5 to 8 pm

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

December Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Art Center

Art with a Heart

Ashland Art Center, December’s Spotlight Gallery will be featuring Susanne Petermann, Collage Artist, Marcy Greene, Mixed Media Art and Jo Ann Manzone, Fiber Artist.  Musical guest is Jennifer Davis and Darcy Sternenberg with be featured in the photographers co-op.

Ashland Art Center is the number one spot where the community comes together to meet our local artists, shop in our gallery and studio’s, take classes and enjoy wine and music.  This month we are partnering with CASA and will have a giving tree in the center to help families in need.  Stop by and sponsor a child with a donation or purchase of a gift.

We will also have a Holiday Show in the Classroom, so you can buy local artisan made gifts.  Gift-wrapping is available.

Marcy Greene, mixed media

Marcy Greene, mixed media

Shepherd’s Dream

Rogue Valley and Beyond

Pat Moore has been an avid photographer for 35+ years, and brings his keen eye for the processes of nature to his craft.  His approach reflects two essential aspects of his personal history:  early exposure to urban cultures and architecture, together with two decades as an organic farmer.  This appreciation led him to wilderness areas at home and abroad.  These elements are apparent in the works that Pat shares with the world.

Pat Moore, “Deadfall Lake Reflection,” photograph

Pat Moore, “Deadfall Lake Reflection,” photograph

Studio 151

Featuring Kaho Koinuma – Mandala art

First Friday in December at the studio features a joint show of mixed media figures and wall art by Elizabeth York and works by guest artist, Kaho Koinuma. Kaho is a Mandala artist who draws directly from the heart. Her sacred mandalas are expressions of love filled with prayers for each and every being to awaken to the essence of the heart and for all experiences to be pathways home to love. Many have found inner guidance and healing through meditating and contemplating her mandalas.

Prior to 2006, Kaho had no experience in fine art, but with a sudden inspiration from the universe through a Japanese artist, the mandalas started to appear as answers to her heart’s calling.

Before becoming a mandala artist, Kaho was a competitive figure skater and coach for 30 years. This experience prepared her for the focus and discipline it takes to infuse the dots and shapes that appear in each mandala with universal love.

Her work has been the subject of several articles, including a feature article in Hado magazine in which Kaho was interviewed by Dr. Masaru Emoto, author of the best-selling book “The Hidden Messages in Water.”

Since early 2007, Kaho has been exhibiting her mandalas and offering meditations, workshops and retreats in support of all beings to discover peace, love and true happiness, within the core of his/her own heart.

The studio will be open on First Friday, 12/6 from 5-8.

www.mandalasoftheheart.com
Instagram: @kaho_koinuma

Koinuma, “Bliss,” gel pens on paper

Koinuma, “Bliss,” gel pens on paper

Ashland Custom Frame

Oil Paintings by David William Terry

Artist David William Terry has been a professional artist since 1981. He specializes in oil paintings, particularly portraits. He has won awards for his paintings in a number of national and international juried exhibits.

David’s paintings portray his simple desire to share what he considers beautiful.

He is less concerned with originality or style, than with capturing the essential character of his subjects, whether they are people or waterfalls.

Originally from Texas, David and his partner Francesca came to the Rogue Valley in 2015. They currently live in Jacksonville.

 

David’s paintings will be on display through the end of January

David William Terry, “Gabija,” oil on linen

David William Terry, “Gabija,” oil on linen

 

New AGA Member

Trace West

Trace West Announces New Furniture Series “STATERA”

Grand Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5th, 2019   7:00 -10:00 pm
Design Lab Talk: January 18, 2020 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Andrew Golish, a member of the American Craft Council, is the principle designer and founder of TRACE WEST, a new boutique furniture gallery located in Ashland, Oregon. The showroom will be hosting within the gallery scape a revolving series of contemporary craft guest artisans working in a range of various mediums including textiles, lighting, ceramics and other applied media. The grand opening for TRACE WEST will be held on Thursday, December 5th, 2019.

STATERA SERIES

The opening of the TRACE WEST showroom coincides with the debut of the STATERA series. STATERA, which is Latin for “balance,” is a new contemporary furniture design series featuring fine finish solid walnut custom coffee tables, consoles, benches, and end tables for living spaces and the work environment.

Golish states that the search for “perfect balance” motivates him to create cutting-edge, contemporary designs by integrating traditional hand craft techniques with new technological applications. The STATERA signature series offers clean, sleek lines with intersecting geometric shapes. The sculptural dimension of cascading, rich wood textures are central of these exquisite pieces and elevate them to a high level of quality and design. “Complex simplicity” aptly defines the STATERA series, an elegant balance of functional design and contemporary aesthetic.

DESIGN LAB TALKS

Additionally, TRACE WEST will host and present DESIGN LAB TALKS, an educational guest speaker series featuring contemporary design influencers. Future topics will include the impact of new cutting-edge technology has on design, the convergence of contemporary craft, and the role of contemporary art in the creative marketplace. Join us January 18, 2020 as Golish kicks off the first Design Lab Talk event.

ABOUT TRACE WEST

The TRACE WEST name originated when Golish journeyed from the midwest. Golish states that he “was seeking a more creative, open minded environment and community.” Ashland, Oregon, a cultural hub of the Pacific Northwest, represented the perfect location to bring his creative spirit to fruition. TRACE WEST has been well received by the local community, in no small part due to the company’s focus on locally sourced materials and creating environmentally conscience, sustainable furniture and decor.

Golish has taken a unique approach to the marketing challenge. In what is ever becoming a more and more competitive e-commerce retail environment, Golish has elected to open a brick and mortar gallery which will allow him to interact personally with clients on a daily basis. Simultaneously, TRACE WEST maintains and is growing its own online presence, through its website tracewest.com, as well as industry related associations and community organizations.

Please contact us directly to learn more about TRACE WEST and the debut of STATERA, the perfect balance.

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

 

Please see attached “Spotlight Exhibits.”

The Ashland Gallery Association is a collection of over thirty galleries and dozens of artists, offering remarkably diverse and high quality works of art.

Ashland has been designated as one of the “Best Small Arts Towns in America.” And while our most famous arts organization is the award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, you really haven’t seen Ashland until you’ve seen the Ashland Galleries.

We’re remarkably user-friendly. Most of our galleries are located within just a few blocks of each other, and every gallery welcomes all comers. We’re proud of the work we produce and offer, and we look forward to showing you what we’re all about.

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

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Art Du Jour News – December 2019

Homeward Bound by Marilyn Zupan. Image courtesy of the artist

Homeward Bound by Marilyn Zupan. Image courtesy of the artist

Advance Release for December 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will continue it’s seasonal exhibit with a transition to winter.  For Third Friday (December 20th, 5pm-8pm) we are planning a special Christmas event presented by harpist Kathy Yeoman.  Please go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for any further updates.

Guest Artist Nancy Graham Returns to Help Art du Jour Usher in a New Year

Nancy Graham has always been passionate about art in all its forms and styles, as evidenced by the variety of subjects she likes to paint and the varied approach to each.  She was always encouraged by her mother, who was a well-known artist in California and an art instructor at Dominican College in San Rafael a number of years ago.  She paints only with watercolor these days and her current passion is teaching watercolor at Scrappy Craft in Phoenix, where her classes remain full year around. She tells us that the real thrill comes from the delight her students find when the composition comes together and there’s a sudden spurt of confidence. She pushes strong value shifts of light and dark, telling her students over and over, “The deeper the shadows, the stronger the light will be”.

While teaching that there is more to a successful piece of art than the basic fundamentals of art theory, she likes to experiment with a variety of styles and approaches as evidenced by the selection of pieces that will be showing during December and January. Florals, landscapes, abstracts, still lifes and even a motorcycle engine are the subjects she’s chosen to show.  She’s always excited to try something new,  and is challenged by the possibilities that watercolor brings to her artwork.  However, if one were to ask her what she likes to do best, she’d probably reply that she loves to paint the “close-ups” where she can use her small brushes to bring out the finest details of her subjects.

Nancy holds a secondary teaching credential and art degree from UC Davis, and is a member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists, the Rogue Gallery, a past President of the Josephine County Artists Association and a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

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Nancy Graham exhibit at Art du Jour December 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

Featured Wall to Transition to a Winter Themed Exhibit

In the interest of keeping with our theme “Always Something New“, for December a combined exhibit by participating AdJ members will be offering a visual representation of “Winter Wonderland”.   Several of our members are anxious and ready to showcase their creative talents in recognition of this special time of year.

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

We continue actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our co-operative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event. Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM