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People’s Choice Pen, Pencil & Pastel Contest Award

This Third Friday, Art du Jour Gallery Presents People’s Choice Award 

March brings new featured artists at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford. During the month of March Peter Coons work will again be the featured in the Salon and Carol and Bob Sharp will be the featured artists on the feature wall. This Third Friday we have booked classical guitarist Rod Petrone March 16th.
The artists of Art du Jour are pleased to announce that the winner of our People’s Choice Pen, Pencil & Pastel contest, which also included scratchboard, is Cara Morgan’s stunning entry titled “The King”. Second place in the voting went to Norm Rossignol (left in pic), and third to Margaret Braburn. We would like to thank all who participated.
People’s Choice Pen, Pencil & Pastel contest

Cara Morgan’s stunning scratchboard entry took to prize in Art du Jour’s “People’s Choice” Pen. Pencil, and pastel contest. ~ photo by Roy Musitelli

Due to a light response, the Oil and Acrylic contest schedule for March has been cancelled, We will accept entries for mixed media for April during the last week of the month.  Please call for more information at (541) 770-3190, or stop by the gallery at 213 East Main Street.  The contest artists will be honored at our Medford Third Friday Art Walk and Reception on April 20, 2018 5 to 8 pm.
May will be the popular photography “People’s Choice”  and potential contestants should take note that the contest will be part of our Art in Bloom exhibit.  Space will be limited. We will be posting more information, so like Art du Jour’s Facebook page.

March, April 2018 Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art

Fairy Houses

with Jan Lacy

Saturday, March 17th & 26th

10:30 – 1:30 both days

Join Jan to learn how to make lighthearted and fun fairy houses. The first day is hand-building. She’ll help you with construction and decoration. Then she’ll do the firing, and the second day you get to glaze. Jan provides all the materials. Fairy houses will be ready to take home 1 – 2 weeks after the class (to allow for the glaze firing).
$50. Includes all the materials.

Needlefelting with Armatures

(Sheep theme)

with Corbin Brashear

Saturday, April 7th

12:30 – 4:30 pm

Create your own fun little sheep while learning how to needlefelt with armatures. Beginners welcome.
$45. Includes all materials.

Gelli Printing

with Karen O’Brien

Saturday, April 14th

10:30 am – 1:30 pm

This is a fun exploratory class in printmaking using commercial and homemade gelatin printing plates. We will experiment with color, plant materials, stencils, masks and texturing materials to make complex papers that can be used as collage for mixed media projects or framed as art. I will also cover how to make your own stamps and stencils to use for printing.
$45. Includes all materials.
Recommended by Karen:
Bring along some soft leaves, so they do not dig into the plate surface and any of your favorite stencils and texture materials ex: bubble wrap, lace…
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

“The Occupant” at Ashland’s Bellview Grange

“The Occupant” Comes to Theatre Convivio, Starring Rogue Valley Legend Brandy Carson 

Theatre Convivio, a small but mighty Ashland-based theatre company, is planning a staged reading of Edward Albee’s 2001 play, “The Occupant,” based on the life of famous American sculptor and “living work of art” Louise Nevelson. 

During her life, Nevelson was famous for her striking 3-D, monochromatic sculptures, often made out of found materials and discarded furniture. She passed away in 1988 of poor health, leaving behind a large legacy of original artwork that had been featured at exhibits all over the world. Legend has it that due to her fame and prominence in the art world, Nevelson requested her name be removed from the door of her hospital room, replaced with the word “Occupant” to avoid unwanted visitors.

Albee’s play imagines an interview between a deceased Nevelson and an unnamed interviewer, exploring her early life as the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, her failed marriage, and her eventual career and death. Reality and illusion intermingle, leaving the audience to question what is real and what is a false recollection. 

This staged reading will star longtime Ashland actress Brandy Carson as Nevelson. Carson has a long history of film and theatre experience, and has appeared at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Camelot Theatre, and countless other venues over the years. The reading will be directed by Brady Rubin (who directed Convivio’s production of “A Doll House” in 2016 and will direct their upcoming production of “An Inspector Calls.”) Rubin specifically chose Carson for the role of Nevelson, believing that she has a voice that will truly capture the spirit of this vivacious, inspirational, and talented woman. Theatre Convivio’s Artistic Director, Richard Heller, will be playing the role of the interviewer and is producing. 

 “The Occupant” will be coming to Ashland’s Bellview Grange (1050 Siskiyou Boulevard) on March 12th and 13th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or on Theatre Convivio’s website at

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Rogue Gallery

On St. Patrick’s Day, the Rogue Gallery will host a special evening event featuring Celtic art, music, and Irish food.

Musicians and choral groups will perform traditional Irish music. The evening also includes a singing competition of the best rendition of the song “Danny Boy”. A special Celtic themed art show by Rogue Gallery artists’ members will be on display from March 14 through March 22, 2018.

The Celtic culture has a long and rich tradition in music and art. The Rogue Gallery & Art Center celebrates the art of the Celts with music and art. Music performers include Pat O’Scannell and the choral group Blarney Tones. On display will be an Irish themed art show that includes acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings as well as photography and collages. Realistic interpretations and abstraction of Celtic themes are reflected in the diverse work. The evening also includes a singing competition to select the best rendition of the Irish classic, “Danny Boy” with the winner receiving a $100 award. Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and Irish soda bread will be served.

Tickets cost $35.00 and are limited. For tickets, please call 541-772-8118, visit the Rogue Gallery at 40 S. Bartlett St., or purchase online at .

Margaret Stermer_Cox_Watercolor_Irish Breakfast                Tea

Margaret Stermer-Cox, Watercolor, Irish Breakfast Tea

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

Southern Oregon Guild Hosting Concert and Cakewalk

Southern Oregon region’s 3 Rivers Chorale has been invited to join choral groups & musicians from around the world to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, April 15th!

Bid on Beautiful Cakes & Enjoy Celtic Songs plus Music from Wailin’ Jennys Performed by the Songbirds from the 3 Rivers Chorale (Jeni Foster, Kate Campbel, and Alisa Bary)

Saturday, March 17, 3:00 – 5:00P.M.

Southern Oregon Guild Gallery and Art Center

RCC Kerby Campus, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby


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Ashland's First Friday Art Walk, March 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association March Spotlight Exhibits

Annual Student Art Show

March First Friday will celebrate student art during the AGA Annual Student Art Show! Alongside art by well-known local, regional and national artists, galleries and businesses will feature works by budding young student artists from Ashland High School Art Department.

Join us for the Student Artist Receptions during the Friday Art Walk on March 2nd  from 5 to 8 PM.  There will be a variety of media on display by these creative young artists including:  paintings, drawings, mixed media, jewelry pieces, woodwork, and photography. Most exhibits will be on display throughout the month of March. 

Participating galleries and student artists:

American Trails:  Ginny Cotton, Grace Jack

Ashland Art Center:  Jade Bromley, Izzy Duval, Taylor Monroe, Curtis Jones

Ashland Art Works:  Gemti Loewenstein, Enya Cochran Harrison Romney, Kai Cheval, Vincent Forster, Joah Margul, Olivia Mellon, Dane Reynolds, Riley Gaston, Maddi Shumway, Nolan Rinefort

Art & Soul Gallery:  Indi Reynolds, Nicole Mullen, Sierrah Kelly

Ashland Natural Medicine:  Indigo Magana, Cruz McNamara, Meridith Granger, Reuben Fellman, Aanisah Clark, Claren Shields

Hanson Howard Gallery:  Ian Rinefort

Nimbus:  Rachel Feinberg, Sasha Aazami, Eliana Olsen

Liquid Assets Wine Bar:  Olivia Gower

Mountain Provisions:  Charlie Burr, Althea Moyer

Student artist, Rachel Feinberg, jewelry making

Student artist, Rachel Feinberg, jewelry making

Houston’s Custom Framing & Fine Art

“Chalk and Water” Plein air chalk pastel and watercolor paintings by Ashland artist, Thomas M. Houston

Houston’s Custom Framing and Fine Art presents the plein air chalk pastels and watercolor paintings by Thomas M. Houston. The pastels are mostly from areas in northern California and southern Oregon while the watercolors are created on the island of Kauai.  In Hawaii I set up on the beach and work using ocean water to paint with.

I’ve been working with chalk pastels out doors in the early 80s. I was originally drawn to them for their simplicity and portability in terms of taking them outside with a pad of paper to work. Of course their vibrancy, subtlety and velvety qualities cannot be overstated. I like the directness and immediacy of working with the pastels…it’s very much like an extension of my hand…much more so that working with paint and a brush which I do as well. Frequently I will have a small container of water and a brush to work the pastel with. This basically turns the chalk to liquid – a sort of hybrid watercolor.

They are very much an artifact of the moment, as is all of my work, actually.  My pastels are a bit of another story…some of them I work on for may days, months or sometimes years. The goal is to have them not look or feel that way.

This current exhibit is a large group of work it’s nearly like having an open studio.

Photographers’ Gallery

“In Search of Bali Ha’I” featuring Darcie Sternenberg

Darcie Sternenberg opens her new show,  “ In Search of Bali Ha’i”, at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center at the 1st Friday Art Walk on March 2nd. Darcie is a local fine art photographer who specializes in black and white photography.

Bali Ha’i is the elusive island in the famed 1950’s musical and movie, South Pacific, which was filmed on the Na Pali coast of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. The storm pattern present when these images were made somehow managed to create both alluring and intriguing glimpses of this place that are as haunting as the song that bears its name.

Photograph by Darcie Sternenberg

Photograph by Darcie Sternenberg

Ashland Art Center

Rust Obsessions:  Using Found Objects to create Art

Ashland Art Center is a Featured Gallery this month.  Meet our artists, see new and interesting shows.

Featured Studio Artists:  Darlene Southworth, Marta Marthas, Jo Ann Manzone, Tiffany Hokanson & Susanne Petermann

Show:  Rust Obsessions

Ashland Art Center Artists, Darlene Southworth, Marta Marthas, Jo Ann Manzone Susanne Petermann & Tiffany Hokanson use found rusty objects to print on textiles and to create works in encaustic, assemblage and collage

Student Show Featured Artist

High School Student, Curtis Jones will be displaying his art work in the Main Classroom on First Friday as part of his Senior Project. 

Featured Gallery Artist:  Marcy Greene, Acrylic & Mixed Media

Show:  Chasing Time

First Friday Musicians:  Blades of Grass

” . . . and so it begins again,” etching with rust by Tiffany Hokanson

” . . . and so it begins again,” etching with rust by Tiffany Hokanson

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Artist Powers – Activate! Join The Fandemonium At Central Art

Artist Powers – Activate! Join The Fandemonium At Central Art This Thursday!
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In honor of Medford Comic Con,

Join the “Fandemonium” at Central Art Supply!

During this FREE 3-part event, you are invited to don your creative cape and cowl as you prepare for Medford Comic Con & Central Art’s Fan Art Contest 2018!


Thursday, February 22nd, 4:30-6:00pm – Session 1: “Origins”
Never heard of “Fan Art?” Maybe you have, but need some inspiration to get started. Whether you’re a Sidekick or Superfan, this informal uninstructed intro to the Fan Art phenomenon is your golden opportunity to unleash your untapped powers and create something extraordinary!


Saturday, March 10th, 2:30-4:00pm – Session 2: “Of Capes & Canvas”
You’ve laid the foundation for your Fan Art concept. Now’s your chance to hit it with a bold splash of color an make it burst from the page with a pastel, pen or brush! What medium will you choose?


Thursday, March 29th, 4:00-5:00pm – Session 3: “Doing Art Justice”
Fulfill your creation’s destiny! Let Central Art’s classroom be your creative “Fortress of Solitude” to add those final touches to give some POW! and ZAP! to your creative vision before you submit the finished product.


*Limited art supplies available for use during this event.
Be sure to bring your own!


Deadline for entries is 4:00pm, Saturday, March 31st, 2018. Artwork must be submitted with completed entry form to:


Central Art, 101 North Central Avenue, Medford, Oregon 97501


If you have any further questions, please email [email protected]

Springtime Glass Art Opportunities

1086 Washburn                            February 2017
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.
The studio has been buzzing with activity 
since the beginning of the year! 
Glass Enamel Spoon Rest Class
Painting with Frit
Now’s the perfect time of year to learn something new!
If there’s a class that you’d like to take that
isn’t scheduled, just let me know!

Flowers of Hope  
Our Flowers of Hope program is one of
the easiest things you can do here to
get introduced to glass fusing!
Your finished artwork will go
to a woman fighting breast cancer.
We were quite a few short last year due to a number
of obstacles but I’m sure we can get back on
course this year if you will join us!


Spring Glass Show
 I’ve had a number of people ask me about doing a spring show this year after the
amazing popularity of our Christmas show.  
If you’d like to participate please send me an email
with pictures of some things similar of what you would like to offer for sale.  I have a panel of jurists
chosen that will select the top candidates.  As we only have so much room we need to be selective.
I have not chosen a date yet.  Once our participants are selected we can jointly decide on a time that works best for everyone.  Deadline for entries is February 17th.
[email protected]

for more information.

These projects can be done during our regularly scheduled workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from
10 – 12n.  Please call or email ahead to reserve your space.

Painting with Frit 2

February 10 & 17
Take your frit painting to the next level!
Learn the secrets to multi-layering glass, paint and frit giving your artwork depth and dimension.
Project is shown with bear but there is a deer pattern available as well.
This will be a small class and will fill up quickly so register today.
One place left!

 Morning Workshops:

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

LightGarden Glass Art, 1086 Washburn Lane, Medford, OR 97501

AGA Spotlight Exhibits February 2018

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits

Gallerie Karon

East Meets East – Part II 

(please note that the title of the show is East Meets East NOT East Meets West)

The exhibit runs from February 2nd through the 28th

Gallerie Karon takes you on a journey to the Near, Far, and Middle East this month.

Exotic jewelry, kimonos, Buddhas and Quan Yins abound. They are joined by ceramics, masks and fascinating accessories. Gallerie Karon now features antique furniture specializing in small interesting pieces that will fit anywhere with versatile uses. 

It’s the lunar Year of the Dog in Chinese Astrology and it’s going to be a good one as the dog is a lucky sign. Prosperity and love are predicted. The dog is watchful and protective and of course, very loyal. 

There will be a special appearance Feb 2nd from 5:30-7pm by Zahara. Zahara is a professional dancer and instructor of Middle Eastern dances. She owns Shiviti Dance Co. and Shiviti Bazaar in Ashland. 

Miniature Samurai horseback warrior - 15th century style

Miniature Samurai horseback warrior – 15th century style

late 1800’s in perfect detail. Museum quality,

Art & Soul Gallery

“In Love with Oregon,” watercolor paintings by Betty Barss

Opening reception First Friday, February 2nd from 5 to 8 PM. 
Show runs through February 25

“My love of Oregon began about fifty years ago when we first experienced Oregon’s coast and lakes.  No matter where we travel in Oregon there are always interesting and beautiful sites that excite me to get out my watercolors and brushes to capture my feelings of inspiration.  My favorite areas in Oregon are the Coast, Southern Oregon and Eastern Oregon.  I also find having four seasons brings new inspiration through out the year.  I hope you find Oregon as interesting and beautiful as I do.”

“Nature’s Statue” watercolor by Betty Barss

“Nature’s Statue” watercolor by Betty Barss

Shepherd’s Dream

A Retrospective

Pat Moore, ( local Fine Art photographer, is constantly observing his surroundings and conceiving images that convey the essence of a place, or topic and tell a story.  He has a plan behind every image, using exposure techniques, careful composition, with special attention to subject matter.  Digital darkroom techniques are especially important to express Pat’s vision to create collages and photographic collections, enabling viewers to experience a moment in time, a particular emotion remembered dearly, or perhaps a place they long to be.

He is joined by the acoustic guitarist Coyote, in our new location: 42 East Main Street.  For more information, call 541-941-0855, and follow us on Facebook.  Artwork displayed throughout March, 2018.

“Tavira Balconies, Portugal” 24x36, photograph by Pat Moore

“Tavira Balconies, Portugal” 24×36, photograph by Pat Moore

Hanson Howard Gallery

Betty LaDuke: Diversity, original painted panels and giclee prints spanning five decades

Betty LaDuke’s career as an artist has spanned the globe focusing on concerns of the human condition. While often speaking to the trials that humans face, there is also a celebration of spirit present in her work. Never centralized or restricted by borders in understanding what it is to be human, LaDuke has traveled the world with an intensity of commitment to her subject. For Diversity, we have selected both original panels and giclee prints spanning five decades and five continents.

Join us in a reception for Betty LaDuke February 2nd, 5-8 p.m. during the Ashland First Friday Artwalk. Show runs January 24th, 2017- February 28th, 2018.

*Winter hours through February will be Wednesday-Saturday 11-5. 

"Catch the Joy as it Flies," painting by Betty La Duke

“Catch the Joy as it Flies,” painting by Betty La Duke

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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