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Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Coming July 1, 2017

On the front lawn at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon!

Artists Workshop July 1, 2017 Plein Air Event Show and Sale at ARt Presence ARt Center, Jacksonville, Oregon

The Artists Workshop is holding their 2017 Plein Air Event this year from June 28-July 1, 2017. Participating artists will paint on location for three days, then present their work for judging, a show and sale on the front lawn of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon on July 1 from 9 am – 3 pm.

There will be an exciting quick-paint competition from 10 am to noon, and the awards ceremony takes place at 2:30 pm. Over 30 artists are participating in this year’s event, which means there will be a wide range of plein air painting styles available to interested collectors. Jurors are Willo Balfrey and Richard McKinley, so you know the awards will be decided by two of the most highly respected artists in the Valley!

The event takes place side by side with the July reception for the new art exhibit at Art Presence Art Center, so be sure to come inside and view the paintings and other art works in the gallery too!

Words in Red Art Exhibition

Masterpiece Christina Fine Arts Foundation logo and header image

Never were or will there be again
words like  His…

Words in Red logo for the art exhibition presented by Masterpiece christian Fine Arts Foundation in 2017
The Direct, Uncensored, Provocative Words of Jesus

45+ Paintings and sculptures
19 artists  :   7 Cities

Experience a gallery of inspirational,  soul-enriching fine art in Portland.  Works by 19 contemporary artists from across the country including Ron DiCianni, Tim Botts, Chris Hopkins, Michael Dudash, Frank Ordaz, Glenn Harrington, Mick McGinty, Dan Chen, Melanie Cardinal and more

March 23 – 26th
Lakewood Center for the Arts – Lake Oswego, Oregon
Thurs.,  March 23rd
Opening gala event at  7 pm
$10  Advanced gala tickets online/ $12 at the door
Friday,  Sat. & Sunday admission  is free
Fri., Sat  10- 8 pm,  Sun. 12 – 4

And at
Concordia University Library
April 3rd – 30th.
April 9th – Reception 2 – 4:00 p.m. (free)
Guided Tours available for groups call 503-493-6370
Admission is free
For more information see or call 541-601-7496


Coming soon to:
Eugene May 5 – 27th at Pacific Rim Gallery
Ashland July 1 – 23rd – Rogue Coworks

And experience the Music!
Listen now to the cinematic-esque original music score for the Words in Red exhibit by international composer Willem Van Wyk

Sanctus takes you on an imaginative journey with a blend of fusion and ethnic world/folk music, rich with haunting vocals (Clara Sorace, Celica Soldream and Victor Sordo) and orchestral grandeur that speaks to the heart. Inspired by the Words of Christ, these musical tracks accompany the Words In Red. Listen now!   And use coupon code: wordsinred and proceeds from the CD sales will help the travels of the Words in Red exhibit on its tour

Ryan Moon and Insurance Lounge Team Up For CASA Benefit

Image of Shipwrecks and Storm Clouds, painting of a man with a dark abstract background by Ryan Moon

“Shipwrecks and Storm Clouds,” painting by Ryan Moon

Many of Ryan Moon’s paintings focus on one person or object, but the background bears an array of natural colors, like browns, greys and blues, that heighten whatever or whoever is the center of the piece. And in this particular gallery event, on July 29 at the Insurance Lounge in Medford, Moon’s work that is often focused on one person, will help many. The event will benefit CASA—Court Appointed Special Advocates—an organization of volunteers who are matched with neglected and abused children in the justice system and investigate their cases and represent them in court in Jackson County, with the goal of finding a safe, permanent home for each child. Moon hopes viewers will be affected by the authenticity and rawness of his work.

Twenty four original paintings by Moon will be shown, revealing his naturalistic style that blends abstract with realism.

“Really, it’s a lot of exposure for me, but it’s a lot of exposure for CASA,” Moon says.

The event will have wineries, breweries, distilleries, food trucks, and will feature DJ Hope. The building across the way from the Insurance Lounge will also be a part of the event, showing more of Moon’s original and reprinted work that will be for sale. Along with all this, a six foot painting for CASA will be unveiled and auctioned at the event as well.

“It’s showcasing my diversity and what I can paint,” he says. “I mostly paint portrait work, so for me to move outside of that and do figure work or maybe a little bit of landscape or still life, whatever it may be. There’s a lot of pressure to perform.”

Pressure isn’t anything new to Moon, however. Teaching at Southern Oregon Art Academy for six years, he had to constantly meet a standard of work his students could learn from.

Something Moon is very sensitive to is not forgetting why he is doing this, because he loves to paint.

“I always just painted to paint,” he says. “What I’m trying to do with that abstract aspect of it is to bring something that’s recognizable. And once you realize that the whole world is abstract it’s just that we recognize certain bits and pieces of it.”


Ryan Moon Gallery Event

Friday, July 29, 4 pm – 7:30 pm

Insurance Lounge, 625 Medford Center, Medford


This post originally appeared at the Rogue Valley Messenger

Southern Oregon Society of Artists July Meeting

southern Oregon Society of Artists July meeting : sosa logo southern oregon society of artistsThe Southern Oregon Society of Artists July Meeting will be held July 25 at the Medford Public Library starting at 6:30 pm.
This is our Membership Art Critique and  all members are invited to bring a piece of their own work for a professional evaluation and critique.  The Artist critiquing will be Alx Fox.  You must have your work there by 6:30 to participate. All works submitted must be original.
For more information contact BJ  Mathis at 541-414-4993

July First Friday Event

Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon logo imageJuly First Friday Event

JULY First Friday FREE Community Art Event

July 1st @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Featured Gallery Artists: 

Hannah Bremmer- Ceramics & Leah Fanning- Paintings

Featured Gallery Artists: Hannah Bremmer- CeramicsFeatured Gallery Artists: Leah Fanning- Paintings











July Featured Studio Artists: Studio #6

Susanne Petermann’s ‘The Sky Series’– Collage Works, and

Zoe West’s ‘Let’s Party’– Masks & Sculpture 

July Featured Studio Artists: Studio #6 Susanne Petermann's 'The Sky Series'- Collage WorksJuly First Friday Event: July Featured Studio Artists: Studio #6 - Zoe West's 'Let's Party'- Masks & Sculpture











Downstairs Featured Artist:

Lisa Eldredge, “The Woodlands”– Ceramic Sculpture

Downstairs Featured Artist: Lisa Eldredge, "The Woodlands"- Ceramic Sculpture


“I draw heavily from my outings into the woods, to inspire my ceramic design elements. I incorporate natural colors, shapes, and textures to create works that make me feel connected to nature.

“The Woodlands” is the most literal of my work to date. This project  represents my musings on the physical and social relationships between people and wild animals, that take place where urban areas and woodlands interface.”





Featured Photographer:

Debra Rene Harder 

July First Friday Event : Featured Photographer: Debra Rene Harder Debra Rene Harder is an exceptionally skilled local photographer who will be showing a selection of her recent work, “A Method to The Madness” at the Photographers Gallery in the Ashland Art Center during the July First Friday Art Walk.

Debra began her photographic journey studying landscape and portrait photography inspired by the works of Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz, respectively.  In the early years, she focused primarily on honing her technical skills in the field and in the digital darkroom. Knowing what she can do with the skills she has developed has opened the door to many creative possibilities.  Debra enjoys traditional photography, but her true passion is creating ‘story-telling’ images; hence a window into her imagination.  The prints displayed this month at the Ashland Art Center, not only show her unique perspective, but also reflect the years spent refining her technique.

The print ‘My World’ depicts Debra’s dream sanctuary created as a composite using various landscapes captured in the Glencoe, Scotland region.  Additionally, two studio portrait prints, ‘Keeping Time’ and ‘Vegan Dining in Style,’ will be shown. These are character driven and convey a curious mood with a bit of humor.

Featured Musician:

July First Friday Event : Featured Musician: Accapellaré


Accapellaré is a local Ashland duo combining the spectacular voices of Jeffri Lynn Carrington and Zoé Laterreur. Be captivated by pure, rich harmonies and the beauty of two women who have dedicated their lives to the art of singing. Renaissance and Baroque music, Celtic songs, and Opera duets make up their repertoire.


Kukur Tihar Celebration of Dogs

Kukur Tihar Celebration of Dogs

with FOTA and Kindred Spirits

Kukur Tihar Celebration of Dogs : a dog receives a tika and blessing of flowers during the Hindu annual celebration of dogs and their relationship with humans.Kindred Spirits teams up with Friends of the Animal Shelter to host a two day festival this weekend, July 8th and 9th, called “The Nepali Kukur Tihar Celebration of Dogs.”

We’ve based our festival on the yearly celebration honoring dogs and their relationship with humans, which has a rich history in Hindu society and spirituality.

Friday, July 8: Talent Second Friday ArtWalk Theme: The Dog

Friday we open our doors at 4:00 for Talent’s 2nd Friday Art Event. Our theme at Kindred Spirits is, of course, The Dog. Enjoy our fun display of art; 20% of the art sales at Kindred goes to FOTA.

Saturday, July 9: The Blessing of the Dogs at Kindred Spirits

Saturday is “The Blessing of the Dogs” at Kindred Spirits, 106 Talent Ave, from 11:00 to 4:00.  Bring your dog(s).

Bill Turner is a professional speaker and trainer from eastern Oregon. Because he is well known for his healing energy work on people, dogs and competition horses, we chose him to offer the Blessing to the dogs at this ceremony.

Dogs will receive a “Malla,” or garland necklace.  The malla is a mark of respect and dignity and symbolizes the prayers that go with the dog.

A red mark, known as the “Tika,” a temporary red mark, will be applied to the forehead of each dog.  Since the tika marks the dog with an air of sacredness, it acts as a blessing to those who encounter the dog.

Friends of the Animal Shelter will be there both days; on Saturday they bring shelter dogs for this dedication and the opportunity for adoption.

Please join us for this festival as we offer our blessings to each wonderful dog, their owners and potential owners and all participants in the celebration of man’s best friend.

Art & Craft Show at Crescent City Cultural Center

Go to the coast for the holiday and enjoy the Coast Redwoods Art Association’s 2016 Art & Craft Show at Crescent City Cultural Center!

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Pat Moore at South Stage Cellars this June!

Pat Moore at South Stage Cellars

2016 ArtWorks Northwest Artists Announced

2016 ArtWorks Northwest Artists Announced: Umpqua Valley Arts Association UVAA logo2016 ArtWorks Northwest Artists Announced

ROSEBURG, OR – The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is pleased to present the 2016 ArtWorks Northwest artists selected for the group exhibition of works, selected by juror Stephen Hayes. ArtWorks Northwest will run from May 6, 2016 – July 8, 2016 with an opening reception on Friday, May 6th from 5 pm – 7 pm. There will be a discussion and tour with the juror on Saturday, May 7th from 11 am-12 pm.

History of ArtWorks Northwest

Originally titled “Hundred Valleys” when it was founded in 2007, this exhibit showcased local pride in the beautiful Umpqua Valley area of Oregon. In 2012 the name changed to reflect the broader regional outreach and impact of this increasingly important venue; ArtWorks NW’s sister show, PhotoWorks NW, also began in 2012. Finally, in 2015, UVAA married both shows into one exhibition.

From the Juror

“When I agreed to serve as juror for the UVAA 2016 ArtWorks Northwest exhibition there was no way for me to anticipate the scope, and pleasure of the job. Now, having spent long hours over many days carefully considering the work of over 400 entries I marvel at the breadth and depth of the artwork coming out of the region. The job was made more, not less, difficult by the fact that there is so much work of merit being made here, and I would have liked to include many more works than the limited space that the Hallie Ford Gallery can accommodate. In the end, I hope that this selection elicits a picture of the healthy diversity of thought and depth of engagement that defines the artists of the Pacific Northwest.

The range of materials, scale, imagery, media and content of submissions is impressive. Artists in the region are making work for personal expression, as social or political comment, to embrace and engage with materials for their own sake, and to share a love of the beauty of the natural and constructed world we traverse.”

– Juror, Stephen Hayes


ArtWorks Northwest will run from May 6, 2016 – July 8, 2016 with an opening reception on Friday, May 6th from 5 pm – 7 pm. There will be a discussion and tour with the juror on Saturday, May 7th from 11 am-12 pm.

Forty 2016 ArtWorks Northwest Artists Selected for the exhibition are:

Joanna Adler – Roberta Aylward – Amy Bay, Nils Benson –  Marjorie Black –  CJ Breil –  Aaron Brethorst –  Reginald Brooks –  Clint Brown –  Tori Bryer –  Kathleen Caprario –  Sarah Ciampa –  Bets Cole –  Renee Couture –  Shawn Demarest –  Eric Demattos –  Pam Demo –  Tallmadge Doyle –  Livia Erwin –  Joan Findlay –  John Francis –  Julie Gautier-Downes –  Jessalyn Haggenjos –  Jan Hoy –  Michael Kelly –  Ann Kresge –  Cynthia Lahti –  Eva Lake –  Drew Lantrip –  Susan Lehman – Laurie Morris –  John Nichols –  Stephen O’Donnell –  Azalea Rees –  Sam Slater –  Gabriella Soraci –  Leslie Vigeant –  Julian Voss-Andreae.

ArtWorks Northwest will run through July 8, 2016. The artists will be present at the opening reception Friday, May 6th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibits at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association are always free, and are open to the public Tuesday – Friday from 10AM – 4PM and Saturday from 10AM – 2PM. For additional information please contact Sandee McGee, Gallery Manager at 672-2532.

​(541) 672-2532 | 1624 W. HARVARD AVE. ROSEBURG, OR  97471 | UVARTS.COM

Stefan Baumann at Southern Oregon Society of Artists 7/27

Southern Oregon Society of Artists

Monday, July 27, 7pm

Program Members Art Critique, Stefan Baumann, Juror

Medford Library 205 S. Central Ave

Free, open to public

Contact 1-520-471-5046


Illumination of Mt Shasta from Tule Lake, oil painting by Stefan Baumann, acclaimed landscape and wildlife artist,  judge at Southern Oregon Society of Artists critique Monday, July 27, 2015.

Illumination of Mt Shasta from Tule Lake, oil painting by Stefan Baumann, acclaimed landscape and wildlife artist, juror at Southern Oregon Society of Artists critique Monday, July 27, 2015.

Southern Oregon Society of Artists will show their work for critique on Monday, July 27, at the Medford library with Stefan Baumann as juror. The public is invited to attend. Critique participation is open only to current members of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA). Refreshments will be provided.

Mr. Baumann, an artist for 35 years, is also the creator of the PBS series, “The Grand View: America’s National Parks Through the Eyes of an Artist” featuring more than 20 parks. He teaches oil painting at Central Art Supply in Medford on Thursdays and from his studio at Grand View Ranch in Mount Shasta. Information and image galleries of his work can be found at