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July 2019 at Art du Jour Gallery in Medford

Art du Jour Gallery August 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is featuring the work of long time member Carol Sharp along with the classical painting of Charity Hubbard for the month of July.  Musical entertainment for Third Friday on July 19 will be announced at a later date on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Featured Artist Winnifred Wilson

"Kinetic Motion" abstract expressionism oil on canvas by Winnifren Wilson.

“Kinetic Motion” abstract expressionism oil on canvas by Winnifren Wilson. Digital image provided by the artist

Winnifred Wilson exemplifies diversity. Born in Malaysia of Chinese ancestry, she lived and was educated in Malaysia, the United Kingdom. and the U.S..  Winnifred studied classical piano in all three locations, and earned undergraduate degrees in oil painting, drawing, art history, and business administration. Graduate degrees in geography, and urban and regional planning. She worked as a land use/environmental planner in the private and public sectors, and as an adjunct geography professor in the community college and California State University systems.

Upon retiring in 2012, she returned to painting and now works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, charcoal, pencil, and pastels. She also taught a drawing class at the Haggin Museum, Stockton in 2011.

"The Russian Peasants", oil on canvas by Winnifred Wilson.

“The Russian Peasants”, oil on canvas by Winnifred Wilson. Digital image provided by artist

Winnifred has won several awards and exhibited in various art galleries and public arenas in California. She exhibited her work in Calaveras County Arts Council, Aloft Gallery, Umpqua Bank, Calaveras County Annual Fairs, and various vineyards in the Calaveras County. She won first and second awards at the 2015 County fairs. She was a feature artist at the Lodi Performing Arts Center, and at the Lodi public library. She has recently relocate to Medford and won a ribbon for her watercolor painting at the Southern Oregon Society of Artists. Her artistic expressions, closely related to her extensive musical and geography backgrounds, reflect her love for nature.

Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi in Salon August through September

"Moments of Reflection", by Sheri Denardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

“Moments of Reflection”, by Sheri Dinardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

Sheri Dinardi lives in Jacksonville, Oregon, a constant source of inspiration from the surrounding beauty. She began studying oil portrait painting with Richard McKinley and later attended workshops with Frank Covino, studying Old Master techniques. Later she continued her education through workshops with Dan Gerhartz, Michael Malm, JoAnn Peralta, and many others. She also learns from really great painting videos, attends local art academies and life painting sessions.

"Becoming", by Sheri Dinardi.

“Becoming”, by Sheri Dinardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

The focal piece in this exhibit is “A Moment of Reflection”, her most recent gallery type work which was accepted last summer for the Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Exhibition in Boulder Colorado. About this painting Sheri writes, “I hoped to capture her momentary pause as she reflected. This girl seemed deep in thought as she twirled her long curls with her fingers. Only she knows what she was pondering. ” In our hurried lives where we are rapidly moving from one thing to the next and the next, juggling balls, answering calls and checking for what is next on the to-do list. More than ever, we need times of quiet… no expectation, just a time to rest, find peace and inspiration in simpler things.

Just a few minutes in the cool of the early morning on the porch, awaiting the sunrise can fill your soul. The chorus of birds in the trees seems to crescendo in anticipation of the sunrise marking the new day. So it is also in moments in our day when we observe life and the lives around us taking place… a conversation with a friend… time with a loved one or even a treasured pet.

Much of my work is contemplative and along this theme I will choose the work for this exhibit, in hopes you, the viewer will find joy and inspiration in the works.”

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

Art du Jour is still 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.

Due to poor participation in our last few contests, the remaining People’s Choice exhibits previously announced for 2019 have been suspended until further notice. We regret any inconvenience to those who planned to enter.

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

BUZZ! New Bee City USA Mosaic Unveiled in Talent

Have you seen the new mosaic

that was just unveiled in Talent?

Within the 32-foot-long mosaic simply titled “Talent: Bee City, USA” are tens of thousands of pieces and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers who worked for the past year and a half, according to Talent artist Karen Rycheck, who wore a purple “beehive” wig Saturday morning at the Talent Commons near City Hall, joining city officials in celebrating the completion of the 18-month project.  “It’s very much the community’s work,” Rycheck said. “I facilitated it, but I didn’t make it.” Photo by Andy Atkinson

Photo by Andy Atkinson/ Mail Tribune

 

Within the 32-foot-long mosaic simply titled “Talent: Bee City, USA” are tens of thousands of pieces and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers who worked for the past year and a half, according to Talent artist Karen Rycheck, who wore a purple “beehive” wig Saturday morning at the Talent Commons near City Hall, joining city officials in celebrating the completion of the 18-month project.

“It’s very much the community’s work,” Rycheck said. “I facilitated it, but I didn’t make it.”

Talent Bee City USA Mural  photo by Andy Atkinson, Mail Tribune

Detail, Talent Bee City USA Mural photo by Andy Atkinson, Mail Tribune

Bee City USA
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NEW Classes! Making & Altering Books with Gayla Snow

 

Learn the ever-popular art of altering, re-imagining, and repurposing your very own books to give them a fun and beautiful twist using mixed media techniques.

 

From unique bindings to page-dyeing, Gayla will guide you through multiple projects in a series of different classes designed to spark creativity and help you to master the basics of book making.

 

Classes begin July 26, 2019! For a full schedule of Gayla’s classes including dates, times, and pricing, click the link below to visit Central Art’s Events & Classes page.

 

Space is limited, sign up now to reserve! Call 541-773-1444 or visit us in-store at Central Art to register. *Pre-registration is required.

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Grants Pass Museum Summer 2019 Adult Art Classes

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We now have two levels of pricing for classes.
 Museum members receive a $5 discount on all classes this year.
To become a member or to renew a membership:

Elements of Art – Line

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, July 20

1 – 4 pm

Part of the new series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
Lines! What starts as a simple mark becomes the basis of art.
• How does a line move through an artwork, lead the eye, and interact? Is it bold or passive? Precise or irregular? What type of line is it?
• Using art history, we will explore powerful examples of lines in art.
• We will create a sample project to keep as a reference.
• Plus, we will try out different approaches to drawing. A great class for the beginner, the art appreciator, and the more advance student who is looking to have a traditional fundamentals education.
$30/Members,
$35/Non-Members.
All materials provided.

Elements of Art – Color

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, August 3

1 – 4 pm

Part of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
Color! Color can be one of the most dominate elements.
·        Learn about hues, value, and intensity.
·        Explore the historical changes of color use, warm vs. cool palettes.
·        Create your own color wheel for reference.
·        Learn, with simple projects, how to set a mood with color in your artwork.
Class will be taught in acrylic – but the knowledge works for all mediums. A great class for the beginner, the art appreciator, and the more advance student who is looking to have a traditional fundamentals education.
$30/Members,
$35/Non-Members.
All materials provided.

Zentangle Books

with Cindy Hernandez

Saturday, August 17

1 – 4 pm

Create two books the perfect size for small Zentangle drawings. Taught by a certified Zentangle instructor. All materials are provided. Fun, pocket-sized books that you can easily carry with you!
Class time includes taking a break for lunch (on your own – you are welcome to bring a lunch into the museum).
$40/Members
$45/Non-members
All supplies included.

Elements of Art – Value

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, August 3

1 – 4 pm

Part of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
Values & Contrast do a lot of the work that color gets the credit for.
• Learn about values, & contrast
• How to use them to control how the eye goes through an artwork
• Low-key vs high-key lighting
• How to use values with colors
• How to set up value changes in your composition
• We will make value charts and color value charts for your future reference
• Learn how to translate a colorful world into a monochromatic drawing
$30/Members
$35/Non-Members
All supplies included

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.
Unsure if your membership is active? Check in with the Museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email [email protected].

Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

Art Du Jour Gallery July 2019 News

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM
July 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is featuring the work of long time member Carol Sharp along with the classical painting of Charity Hubbard for the month of July.  Musical entertainment for Third Friday on July 19 will be announced at a later date on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Featured Artist Carol Sharp

Carol Sharp crocheted necklace. Image provided by the artist.

Carol Sharp crocheted necklace. Image provided by the artist.

Bob and Carol Sharp during 2018 featured artist exhibit at Art du Jour. Photo by Roy Musitelli

Bob and Carol Sharp during 2018 featured artist exhibit at Art du Jour. Photo by Roy Musitelli

Carol Sharp has been an artist since childhood. Professionally she has expressed her talent for art and design through her vocation as an interior designer. Over the years she has also pursued many different art forms including painting, collage, ceramics, and scrimshaw. For the past 10 years she has been designing jewelry. Her husband, Bob, is a silversmith and lapidary artist and together they have created an extensive line of handcrafted jewelry. Carol’s unique specialty is knitted and crocheted wire jewelry. She loves choosing the ingredients for each piece using gemstone nuggets, crystal beads, shells, pearls and many other natural elements.

“Sharing my love for art is exciting.” Carol writes. “I teach classes in crocheted and knitted wire jewelry and my husband, Bob, teaches silversmithing.  We both really enjoy the teaching process and our students bring us new ideas and perspectives, keeping our creations fresh and on trend.”

Guest Artist Charity Hubbard in Salon through July

Charity Hubbard painting titled "Sincerity". Image provided by the artist

Charity Hubbard painting titled “Sincerity”. Image provided by the artist

Charity Hubbard painting titled “Autumn Glory-Favell”. Image provided by the artist

Charity Hubbard writes that the regular exercise of painting from life enables her to better capture life, light and a truer sense of atmosphere, even when painting from life is not possible.

With a background in commercial art, she is trained in perspective and drafting, has illustrated by commission for architects and builders and rendered technical yet artistic architectural illustrations in a variety of mediums.  Her enjoyment of architectural elements is reflected in many of her paintings as well.  Current art pursuits gravitate towards fine art oil paintings of people, landscape and architecture and teaching.  She is also a member of Southern Oregon Society of Artists.

For more information on this artist go to her website at: www.charityhubbard.com

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

Art du Jour is still 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.

Due to poor participation in our last few contests, the remaining People’s Choice exhibits previously announced for 2019 have been suspended until further notice. We regret any inconvenience to those who planned to enter.

Ashland’s First Friday, July 5th, from 5 to 8 pm

Join us for the holiday weekend festivities!

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday, July 5th, 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! 

July Spotlight Exhibits

Studio 151

Guest Artist Melissa Markell

July’s First Friday at the studio features a joint show of mixed media figures and wall art by Elizabeth York and works by guest artist Melissa Markell. Melissa’s work includes a Postcard Series consisting of vintage postcards cut apart and reassembled into 5” x 4” tiny stories told in color and imagery. Each collage rests on 15” x 11” watercolor paper. Also on exhibit are her abstract canvases of acrylic paint and alcohol inks plus some larger collages of texture and nature.

www.melissamarkell.com

The studio will be open on First Friday from 5-8, Saturday 7/6 11-2 and Sunday 7/7 12-2.

Image caption:  Melissa Markell, "RED HOT," collage on watercolor paper

Melissa Markell, “RED HOT,” collage on watercolor paper

 

Ashland Art Center

“Second Chances” featuring Linda Dixon

“Terrene Oneiric” featuring Aaron Taylor

Ashland Art Center represents over 70 artists in our gallery, working studios and our print, clay and photography co-operatives.  This month we will be featuring two artists whose shows will consist of mixed media works. 

Linda Dixon’s Show, “Second Chances,” explores the use of found objects paired with drawing, painting, collage and textures.  Linda’s pieces are developed around mundane objects, re-imagined and repurposed in mulit-dimensional environments. 

Aaron Taylor delves into multimedia painting and serigraph in his show, “Terrene Oneiric,” where he explores abstract line in relation to landscape and involves intuitive exploration of color and composition. Imaginative and dreamlike, this new body of work is intended to communicate a surreality for the viewer to experience in their own way.

Jennifer Davis with be our musical guest and Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room at Ashland Art Center will be pouring local wines and beer.

Image caption: Aaron Taylor, mixed media

Aaron Taylor, mixed media

Hanson Howard Gallery

Jimmie Nord, sculpture & Élan Chardin Gombart, paintings

Show runs July 5th – 30th

Opening Reception: July 5th, 5-8 pm

Jimmie Nord, an artist from Northern California, works out of his studio/garage in Eureka, CA. He works mainly in wood and metal. His work is a playful look into construction and the tools and equipment that are used. He pulls his ideas from past work experiences such as construction and working with the U.S Forest Service. Currently, Jimmie is a lecturer at Humboldt State University teaching 3D and 2D Foundations, Professional Practices, Ceramics, and Special Topics in Sculpture. He is also a board member of Morris Graves Museum of Art.

Élan Chardin Gombart received her BFA in visual design from the University of Oregon in 1995 via a circuitous route that included studies at The Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR, Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and The University of New Mexico. Élan is a partner at Hanson Howard Gallery.

The intuitive process and the visceral nature of visual language remain at the core of Élan’s creative practice.  Her most current paintings present dense layers of colors, textures and gestural marks with graffiti-like silhouettes of people and animals. They play with the age old past time of leaving our marks on walls.

Image caption: Élan Chardin Gombart, Let's Build More Ruins 4, acrylic on panel

Élan Chardin Gombart, Let’s Build More Ruins 4, acrylic on panel

Ashland Custom Frame

“It took me forever to find my Quetzal”  Monoprints by Marcy Greene

Due to the July 4th holiday we will be postponing our artist reception to Friday July 12th from 5-7 pm, but the art will be on display through all of July.

Marcy Greene’s process of creating art is a mysterious journey. She has come to revel in the wonder of listening in different ways – waiting for an image to reveal itself. Getting it “right” or “beautiful” is never the goal. The Muse is put off by artificial judgments. Creating art is a leap of faith.

Marcy Greene has been living, writing and painting in the Rogue Valley since 1981. Over time, she has come to revel in the wonder of seeing and listening in different ways–waiting for who or what shows up on the page, canvas or boards, to play. “Getting it right”, or “Making it Beautiful” shuts her down. She resorts to trickery; turning an artwork upside down; cutting a poem in half; fooling the ego to get it out of the way. Marcy will use anything at her fingertips; adding layers and layers of color to be scraped off, sanded and repainted. Her goal is to embrace a spirit of playfulness; a space expansiveness, no judgment, a place of no mistakes. You can find more of her artwork and studio space at The Ashland Art Center.

Devitt winery will be pouring a selection of their delicious wines from 5-7 pm, be sure to make it down for a sip!

Image caption: Marcy Greene, monoprint

Marcy Greene, monoprint

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

 

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

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Art Presence Art Center and Second Saturday Art Walk

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206 North 5th Street
P.O. Box 185

JacksonvilleOR 97530

Art Classes Summer 2019 – Grants Pass Museum of Art

We now have two levels of pricing for classes.
 Museum members receive a $5 discount on all classes this year.
To become a member or to renew a membership:

Traditional Painting Techniques

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, June 29

1 – 4 pm

This class we will explore traditional painting techniques. We will start our paintings with an underpainting, then learn how to block in your painting, and add texture. Then we can use glazing, scumbling, and sgraffito. These will be taught in acrylic. Students will leave with a painting that uses all these techniques. We will be using a Renaissance palette of color. All levels are welcome!
$30/Members,
$35/Non-Members.
All materials provided.

Basics of Watercolor

with Terri Regotti

Saturday, July 6

1 – 4 pm

The transparent quality and the illusion of light created by the artist with watercolors makes it a seductive and popular medium to work with. There are very specific techniques that one must learn and practice to become proficient with them. Through exploring watercolor exercises this class will introduce the student to the various techniques and possibilities of this versatile and beloved medium. At a later date, this workshop will have a follow up class in which students will paint a landscape of their choosing. Come and explore the delicate dance between paper, water and pigment.
$50/Members,
$55/Non-Members.
All materials provided.

More summer classes coming soon!

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.
Unsure if your membership is active? Check in with the Museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email [email protected].

Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

The Rogue Valley Biennial Exhibit, Classes, Camps, and Employment Opportunities

June 26 artblast Eileen Bowie
Detail of “Linda’s Rain” by Eileen Bowie

The Rogue Valley Biennial Exhibit Begins Friday, June 28

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ROGUE VALLEY BIENNIAL
A Juried Exhibition of
Contemporary Art

June 28 – August 2, 2019

Reception:  Friday,  July 19, 5:30-8:00 pm

This biennial exhibit features artwork from local and regional artists, juried by David Masters and Janet Higgins. These new works present innovative, insightful, and thought provoking expressions of current events, art movements, or political issues. Exhibiting artists include Virginia Andrade, Bruce Bayard, Eileen Bowie, Susan Eileen Burnes, Ann DiSalvo, Pat Enos,
Miles Frode, Tom Glassman, Frieda Golding, Jay Gordon, Kelly Gratton, Nomeca Hartwell, Garry Hood,
Doug Iverson, Paul Jorizzo, Kristen Meriwether,
Richard Newman, Kristen O’Neill, Allen Smith,
Kim Sterling, Margaret Stermer-Cox, Joi Tripp,
Cherri Van Syoc, Meri Aaron Walker, Zoë West,
Eve Margo Withrow

Miles Frode “The Pool Shark”​

CLASSES IN THE ROGUE STUDIO


Drawing 101: Learning to See with David Terry
All skill levels welcome Pencil and charcoal
Tuesday-Thursday, July 16-18, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Whether you are a beginner wanting a good drawing foundation or an experienced artist wanting to sharpen your skills, David Terry will teach you traditional artist techniques to help you create drawings that accurately reflect what you see.

MEMBERS $140 NON-MEMBERS $160 * Materials List
Register Here >>

See more adult classes HERE>>

UPCOMING SUMMER CAMPS

Mix it up! Art Expressions with Samar Dawisha
for ages 6-10
Tuesday-Friday, July 9-12, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

In this exploratory class your child will be inspired to express themselves as an artist. Students will discover the endless possibilities of creating using pastels, watercolor, tempera paint, fabric, paper, and more!
MEMBERS $110 NON-MEMBERS $130, ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SIGN UP HERE>>

See more summer art campsHERE>>

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ROGUE GALLERY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Rogue Gallery is hiring two staff positions.  If you enjoy art, variety, and creativity, working at the Rogue Gallery may be a good fit for you!
Art Education Program Manager
See Details HERE>>

Gallery Coordinator

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Call the Gallery for more info: (541) 772-8118

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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 third Friday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

 

Rogue Gallery & Art Center
40 S. Bartlett Street
Medford, Oregon 97501

Exhibits at Rogue Gallery for Third Friday June 21, 2019

Third Friday Downtown Medford Art Walk

Friday, June 21, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

www.roguegallery.org 40 South Bartlett Street Medford Oregon 97501 541-772-8118 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Gallery

Inspired by the East: Annual Art Movement Tribute

June 7 – July 12, 2019

 

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Tom Glassman, Mural Detail of Tashi Choling, Photograph

 Rogue Gallery artists created work with the inspiration of the art of the East. Artists used themes and styles from China, Japan, India, and other countries of the East. The exhibit includes oil, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, Chinese brush painting, pastels, fiber art, photography, and mixed media.

Participating artists include Bruce Allen, Lynn Anderson, Susan Austin, Rachel Barrett, Linda Boutacoff, Hortense J. Bullock, John E. Bullock, Dawna Curler, Phyllis Earls, Cynthia Flowers, Tom Glassman, Jay Gordon, John Hawkins, Kim Hearon, Mary Hills, Zelpha Hutton, Jennifer Ivey, Sheryl Leblanc, Charles Lockridge, Susan Murphey, Janice Rosenberg, Barbara Schack, Pam Shay, Darlene Southworth, Daniel Verner, Walter Wirfs, & Charlotte L. Wirfs.

 

Main Gallery

Surface and Structures: Paintings by Cammy Davis and Sculpture by Nadine Gay

May 10 – June 21, 2019

The last day to view this very popular exhibit is June 21.

 

Cammy Davis Give Me One Reason

Cammy Davis, Give Me One Reason, Acrylic

The Surface and Structures exhibit features abstract artist Cammy Davis and sculptor Nadine Gay. Cammy Davis paints bold large abstract acrylic paintings. Nadine Gay is a multi-media artist who creates whimsical and contemplative ceramic figurative sculptures. The exhibit is a juxtaposition of large, textured, color enriched canvases with sculpture that is figurative, spiritual, and at times delicate. Each artists’ work is beautifully complemented by the other.

 

Cammy Davis is a Jacksonville artist who has been featured at fine art galleries between Seattle and Palm Springs. She has developed art tutorial videos and music art videos. Cammy studied fine art at the University of Idaho and has a degree in Interior Design from Bellevue College in Washington. Cammy has been deeply influenced by her childhood experiences of growing up in the woods. She spent her youth making sword fern teepees and treehouses from material of the land. The lifestyle was simple and creative. Her youth instilled in her a resourceful and creative spirit that is present in her abstract paintings. She resides in Jacksonville.

 

Nadine Gay was born and raised in France and came to the United States in the 1970’s. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Pratt Institute. Nadine has taught art in various programs from kindergarten to college, prisons to psychiatric hospitals, and classes for adults. In 2016, she retired from teaching art and moved to the Rogue Valley to concentrate on her art. She describes her work as a playful conversation between her dreams, images and the materials she uses to create. Her work is often process oriented, as Nadine explains, “Stories emerge, the child in me delights in what comes to life. My work connects me with a fantasy world, a waking dream-space.” She has exhibited in France and throughout the US.

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