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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 www.mcfineartsfoundation.org 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

Ashland Gallery Association March 2017 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association – March Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Ashland Gallery Association aga logo

Ashland Art Center

Upstairs Featured Artists: Susanne Petermann & Darlene Southworth Techno-color

With watercolor and collage, Susanne Petermann and Darlene Southworth create landscapes not visible to the unaided eye: parts hidden inside machines and computers, interiors of plants and animals, and outer space.  Thus the images appear abstract though they are actually representational

Featured Photographer: Julie Bonney Delicate Beauty

Julie Bonney is a widely traveled local photographer who will be sharing a selection from her recent work, “Delicate Beauty” during March.  Favorite photography subjects for many are flowers.  They speak the language of the heart touching us in ways that open us to the natural world.  However, the challenge is to showcase them in ways that are less common and create a desire in the viewer to stop and take them in.  Photography workshops can be a source of inspiration when things feel stagnant.  To learn some new techniques, Julie participated in a flower photography workshop last September.  Using tulle, lace, optic choices, shallow depth of field, multiple exposures and more unusual angles of perspective she immersed herself in the joy of rekindling her love of floral photography.

Featured Musician: Iconoplasty

Iconoplasty is a complex stew of electronic beats, surf guitar riffs, ambient noise and appropriated pop choruses, all courtesy of multi-instrumentalist, Josh Gross.

“Hibiscus,” photograph by Julie Bonney

“Hibiscus,” photograph by Julie Bonney

AGA Annual Student Art Show

March First Friday will have a very special added attraction when the Ashland Gallery Association celebrates student art.  Alongside art by well-known local, regional and national artists, galleries and businesses will feature works by budding young student artists from the Art Department of Ashland High School.

During the First Friday Art Walk, and throughout the month of March, visitors to AGA galleries will be inspired by the creativity and uniqueness of the art made by these young artists. There will be paintings, drawings, mixed media, and special jewelry pieces, as well as photography on display.

Participating galleries include: Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland Art Works, Ashland Natural Medicine, Hanson Howard Gallery, Nimbus, Studio AB, Liquid Assets Wine Bar, Summit+Fields, as well as The Web-sters.

These galleries will host the following local high school students: Nicole Sagal, Kyra Smith, Mayla Sumner, Cross Harris, Nicholas Morris, Lillian Ljungkvist, Eamon Morris, Charlie Burr, Sonora Jessup, Felix Knowlton, Eva Berg, Cora Stonewood, JD Miller, Salus True, Lyric Sylvan, Lukail Reece-Sullivan, Mina DeVore, Enya Cochran, Tatiana Cegin-Wagner, Cedar Taulbee, Izzy Duval, Adriana Bohn, Ayla Prusko, Jasmine Risser, Rachel Porter, Merlin Skye, and Calin Grimm.

All are invited and the community is encouraged to support these emerging artists by visiting the galleries. View and download the March Art Walk map at:

www.ashlandgalleries.com

2016 Student Show artist, Sophie Birch-Bridges

2016 Student Show artist, Sophie Birch-Bridges

Schneider Museum of Art

Trolley Fun, Exhibitions, Student Open Studios, and Book Reading this First Friday

This upcoming First Friday, March 3, ride the Allaboard Trolley to visit downtown galleries and the art happenings at Southern Oregon University. Exhibitions can be viewed in the Schneider Museum of Art Museum, the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Galleries, and the Fine Art students’ Private Open Studios until 8:00 PM. The Museum is hosting a book reading by local author Michael Neimann at 5:00 PM.

University parking behind the Museum will be made available to the public starting at 4:00 PM. The Allaboard Trolley will shuttle patrons to and from the Museum to the downtown Ashland area between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM – a generous amount of time to visit the Museum, the student studios and Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Galleries, and then visit your favorite Ashland galleries, studios, restaurants and more. There will be three stops on the Trolley route, the Schneider Museum of Art, A Street between 5th and 6th Streets, and the Plaza by the Fountains. Wine will be generously poured within the Museum and the hours will be extended until 8:00 PM.

 

At 5:00 PM, local author Michael Niemann will read from his latest thriller, Illicit Trade. Neimann grew up in a small town in Germany, seven miles from the Dutch border. Crossing that border often at a young age sparked in him a curiosity about the larger world. He studied political science at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität and international studies at the University of Denver. During his academic career, he focused on Southern Africa and frequently spent time in the region. After taking fiction writing courses from his colleagues at Trinity College, he embarked on a different way to write about the world. He currently teaches in the International Studies Program at SOU.

On view at the Schneider Museum of Art is Shapes of Curiosity, the SOU Creative Arts Faculty Exhibition curated by Kelly Worman to complement the Southern Oregon University Center for the Humanities 2016-2017 Campus Theme. Featured Southern Oregon University Creative Arts faculty artists include: David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Garrick Imatani, Miles Inada, Kyle Peets, Max Reinhardt, Margaret L. Sjogren, Robin Strangfeld, and Summer Ventis.

Roll With Us! Allaboard Trolley

Allaboard Trolley

Coming April 29th & 30th!

A Taste of Ashland 

Celebrating its twenty-eighth year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event, A Taste of Ashland is on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th, from noon to 4p.m. Foodies and wine connoisseurs from all along the west coast follow a map to 17 galleries, to discover Ashland’s best restaurants and the region’s best wines while enjoying the local visual arts.

AllAboard Trolley will offer rides to all galleries, but most are within walking distance.  Tickets are limited to ensure the event is not over crowded.

For tickets and more information about A Taste of Ashland 2017 visit: atasteofashland.com or call 541-488-0178

March 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

March 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

Queen Print by Doug Wallace at Art du Jour Gallery Salon March 2017     middle falls, by Connie Fribance

Doug Wallace’s Eclectic Art, Connie Fribance’s Oils, and “Discovering Southern Oregon” Contest Art on Display!

During March 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery, we continue our presentation of guest artist Doug Wallace’s eclectic realm of Byzantine queens and mythical maidens.  “Looking back down the tunnel of time,” Doug says, “scrolling through the historical archives of what has interested me artistically for most of my life, I always find a bit of the fantastic in all that I do…and nothing is ever completely realistic.”

His art eludes conventional description.  “The inspirational references for my paintings are many: Gothic, Pre-Raphaelite, Byzantine, religious icons, mythology, fairytales, book illustrators, and dreams.  Surrealism has also played a part in my creative thinking.”  He says, however, that if he were forced to categorize his paintings, he might call them “Eclectic Romanticism, or Theatrical Gothic.”

Roses by Doug Wallace

Roses by Doug Wallace

Doug prefers to work in oils, and it’s the human form that fuels his passion.  He studied art at the Atlanta School of Arts for a year, and after attending Georgia State University, he worked briefly as a psychotherapist.  The compelling call of art led him to Hollywood where he became an actor, screen writer and novelist.  He studied film making at UCLA and LA City College.  After nearly two decades of show biz, he moved to Ashland and began to paint professionally.  “I didn’t leave my writing completely behind,” he explains.  “I have written two published novels since arriving in Ashland [five years ago], A Force of Will, A Shakespearean Fantasy Adventure, and Phase Out, a futuristic thriller.  But painting remains one of the great loves of my life.”

Oil Painter Connie Fribance is Featured Artist this March at Art du Jour Gallery in Medford, Oregon

Oil Painter Connie Fribance is Featured Artist

Seven oil paintings by Art du Jour Gallery member Connie Fribance grace our feature wall this month.  Connie has always enjoyed creating art with pencil, charcoal and stained glass, and after her retirement, she enrolled in formal art classes in Medford.  She most enjoys oil painting, inspired by the colors and illuminations that she can create with her brush.

Connie draws her ideas from the natural beauty of the places she has visited.  “I see beauty in things that are common.  My goal is to put this on my canvas to share with others.  I want the viewers of my work to experience a visual emotion and a connection where they can see and realize the beauty in life that surrounds them.”

Connie did her painting “Middle Falls” along the McCloud River in Northern California while she was taking a plein air workshop with PBS artist Stefan Baumann.  “Louie’s Meadow,” another of her oils on the gallery’s feature wall, was also painted on site.  “I was looking for a stream or a pond to paint, but I couldn’t find that perfect spot.  When I turned the car around to head home, there was this meadow.  The late summer colors and long shadows were beautiful, so I set up my easel and painted this lovely scene.”  More paintings can be seen on Connie’s website at http://conniesbrush.com.

We invite you to visit Art du Jour during March to delight in Connie’s beautiful artwork.

Vote for Your Favorite “Discover Southern Oregon” Artwork! 

A $50 prize and a “People’s Choice” ribbon await the winner of our “Discovering Southern Oregon” art contest and the winner is up to you!  Contest artwork will be on display during March and we encourage you to drop by the gallery and vote for your favorite!

New Artist-Members Welcome!

Art du Jour Gallery welcomes artists of any medium to apply for membership in our artists’ cooperative.  We have display space for you in our fine art gallery and invite you to visit Art du Jour at 213 E. Main Street in Medford and fill out an application.  Bring in three or four gallery-ready examples of your work for jurying.  Come join us!  (541) 770-3190.

Third Friday

Join us at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, on Friday, March 17th, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet special guest artist Doug Wallace, featured Art du Jour artist Connie Fribance and other gallery artists as well.  Our reception will include the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams.  Appetizers, wine and cider will be served.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.

Art Du Jour gallery logo

213 E. Main Street

Medford, OR 97540

(541) 770-3190 (Tues.-Sat., 10-4)

Contact:  Susie Lee

(541) 512-9332

Call to Artists - Discovering Southern Oregon Open Show at Art du Jour

Art Du Jour gallery logoArt du Jour Gallery in Medford calls to artists for entries to their “Discovering Southern Oregon” People’s Choice Art Exhibit coming up in March 2017.  The exhibit is open to all artists. Artists may enter one art work. The entry fee is $10.

The art work in this exhibit will be numbered and visitors to the gallery vote for their favorite. A “People’s Choice” ribbon and $50 will be awarded to the winner on Friday March 31 at 10 a.m. The winning artist need not be present to win. When an art work is sold, the artist will receive the sale price less 25% commission. Sold art work may be replaced with the same size work with no additional fee.

The entry should be 22 X 28 inches or smaller including the frame. The work must be for sale and be the artist’s original work. The art work should be framed or have finished or painted edges. The work must have a stable hanging wire across the back.

Please bring your entry in on Friday Feb. 24 or Saturday Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pick up your entry on Friday, March 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To enter the exhibit, come by the gallery or mail this completed entry form with a picture of your art work and a check for $10 to Art du Jour Gallery 213 E. Main St. Medford, OR 97501. We will send an email or call you when your entry is registered in the exhibit.

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2nd Annual Celtic Celebration at Rogue Gallery – Call to Artists & More News

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2nd ANNUAL CELTIC CELEBRATION at Rogue Gallery & Art Center
Support the Rogue Gallery & Art Center and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the art, music, food, beer, and friendship of the Emerald Isle, Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
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The evening will include:
  • Irish food and beer
  • Musicians performing traditional Irish music
  • An Irish themed art show
  • A singing competition to select the best rendition of the Irish classic, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” with the winner receiving a $100 award​
  • The Irish tradition of good cheer and laughter
Cost: $35.00 ($15.00 is tax deductible).
Buy Tickets online HERE>>
or call Rogue Gallery at 541-772-8118
CALL TO ARTISTS FOR THE IRISH THEMED ART SHOW

We invite Rogue Gallery members to submit a work of art for this event that is inspired by Celtic art and/or by Ireland. All styles and media are welcome. Maximum dimensions (including frame) are 40” x 40” and 35 lbs. This is a non-juried show.

Drop off artwork during gallery hours on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. There will be awards for contest winners! Pickup will be on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Winning pieces will remain on display until Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

NEW EXHIBIT IN THE BERRYMAN GALLERY
Sarah F. Burns:
Plein Air Oil Paintings

Ditch Trail with Cascades and Siskiyous web
Sarah F. Burns, Ditch Trail with Cascades and Siskiyous

February 2 – March 28, 2017

Sarah F. Burns uses the process of traditional oil painting to create works that are meditative and sublime. With an uncompromising eye, she depicts familiar landmarks and landscapes of Southern Oregon. The paintings reflect the beauty of the region while maintaining a naturalistic quality.

The Berryman Gallery is located upstairs at the Craterian Theater. You may visit the gallery before the Craterian’s performances; see www.craterian.org/calendar for dates.

MAIN GALLERY & COMMUNITY GALLERY EXHIBITS
CLOSING FEBRUARY 17
IN THE MAIN GALLERY
Men at (Art) Work: Miles Frode,
David Masters, Allen Smith
January 11 – February 17, 2017
Miles David Allen
Miles Frode, ESCHER’S WET-NURSE, AND GONDOLIER (detail), mixed media
David Masters, ALL THE HIDDEN PLACES (detail), assemblage
Allen Smith, NOUMENON 9 SYMPHONY OF LIFE (detail), oil
Southern Oregon artists Miles Frode, David Masters, and Allen Smith explore the rational, spiritual, and emotional aspects of the human experience in large scale abstract artwork. Exhibit includes paintings in acrylic and oil, collages, and assemblages.
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IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

THE ART IN THE LETTER: Calligraphy
by Diane Amarotico and Cynthia Mish

January 13 – February 17, 2017

Amarotico Mish
left: Diane Amarotico, 45 (detail), watercolor, ink
right: Cynthia A. Mish, ALPHA BETA (detail), watercolor, gold

Longtime members of the Ashland Calligrapher’s Guild, Diane Amarotico
and Cynthia Mish, elevate the written word using wit and beauty.
COMING UP IN THE ROGUE STUDIO
For Youth
Young Artists’ Studio for ages 7-11
with Jenny Calaba

Wednesdays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 3:30-5pm
Perfect class for young creative artists to explore plenty of different mediums while having fun! Partial scholarships are available.
Register here>>
For Adults
Rogue Studio Life Drawing Sessions
Tuesdays, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6-8:30pm
Drop-in on Tuesday evenings for 2 ½ hours of uninstructed life drawing. Ideal for beginner to advanced artists. Drop in or register for one session or for the series.
Register here>>

Beginning Drawing with Craig Honeycutt
Saturdays, February 18 & 25 from 10am-2pm
Wonderful workshop for those that desire to draw and want to learn about drawing tools and techniques!
Register here>>

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Parity: A Playwrights Roundtable

ANPF Women’s Invitational Kicks Off with “Parity: A Playwrights Roundtable”

This Wednesday evening, join us as a panel of leading women playwrights discuss why the stories of women and minorities have largely gone untold in American theater, and why we are the poorer for it.

On March 23, at 7:00 p.m. in Meese Auditorium on the SOU campus, join in a thought-provoking discussion as five of the country’s top women playwrights offer perspectives on why this is, what it means and how they are working to change it.

Parity: a Playwrights Roundtable” will feature the three winning playwrights from the upcoming ANPF Women’s Invitational, together with Laura Jacqmin of the Kilroys and EM Lewis, ANPF host playwright. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Lue Morgan Douthit, Interim Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF).

All of the women participating in the roundtable have acted in, written and directed plays, or have held major roles in theater around the country,” says Laura Jacqmin, chair of the Women’s Invitational. “They represent an astonishing array of talent, and they are carving out a place in American theater. But there are many other talented people whose work continues to be unheard and unseen.”

Three of the roundtable playwrights – Martyna Majok, Jiehae Park and Lauren Yee – will have directed readings of their plays performed this coming weekend during the Women’s Invitational. Each of their plays has also been chosen to premiere in American theaters in the coming year – one at the OSF.

That places them in the fortunate category of the somewhere-between-20-to-30 percent of women and minority playwrights whose work has been recognized and produced. But there are many more great stories that deserve to be told, says playwright Jiehae Park.

The thing missing, the gap that needs to be closed, is less about the absence of the stories and more about audiences not getting to hear and see all these stories that are already out there, but not being produced.”

Join us for “Parity”: Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 p.m., Meese Auditorium on the SOU Campus. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.ashlandnewplays.org or at the door. Seating is limited.

Parity: A Playwrights Roundtable

Eva Thiemann Announces Three Art Exhibits

Winter Beauty, original oil painting by Eva Thiemann

Winter Beauty, original oil painting by Eva Thiemann

Eva Thiemann Announces Three Art Exhibits

Alaskan Brown Bear, original oil painting by Eva Thiemann

Alaskan Brown Bear, original oil painting by Eva Thiemann

Artist Eva Thiemann is best known for her stunning oil paintings of Alaskan bears set in rich, abstract landscapes. Thiemann holds a degree from the Academie of Art and a Biology degree from the University of Riga, Latvia. “When I came to Alaska from Latvia in 1997 I was overwhelmed by its beauty; I was able to observe Alaska’s magnificent brown bears, and painting them with Alaskan scenery became my passion. In 2003 I came to Applegate, Oregon.”

Though Alaskan Brown bears have been her mainstay for many years, more recently Eva began painting Great Gray Owls as well, to a very warm reception. Of her owl paintings, Thiemann says, “I started painting Great Grey Owls after observing these rare birds and their nests around Howard Prairie. My first owls were exhibited at the Mountain Bird Festival in Ashland few years ago.” (Editor’s Note: The first annual event was in 2014.) This month Eva Thiemann announces three art exhibits featuring her work. Please visit Eva’s listing at www.soartists.com for web links to see more of her work and contact info.

Art Presence Art Center

Contemplation, original oil painting by Eva Thiemann

Contemplation, by Eva Thiemann

Eva is showing two paintings of bears and one of an owl at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon, where she is a member. Part of the gallery’s “The Road to Adventure: Journeys and Experiences in Travel” exhibit, Eva’s show is now underway and continues through April 24, 2016. Art Presence Art Center is located at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville. The gallery is open every Friday–Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

PUSH Gallery

A show of Thiemann’s paintings of bears is underway at PUSH Gallery, 274 4th Street in Ashland, Oregon. The gallery is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Eva tells us PUSH is not strict with dates, and her paintings will be on display until sometime in May or June.

Applegate Library

Northern Lights, original oil painting by Eva Thiemann

Northern Lights, by Eva Thiemann

Those for whom the Applegate Library is more convenient might consider viewing more of Thiemann’s paintings of bears at the Applegate Public Library. The library is located at 18484 North Applegate Road in Applegate, Oregon 97527 and is open on Tuesdays from 2–6pm, Wednesdays from 10am–2pm, Fridays from 2–6pm, and Saturdays from 10am–2pm. Eva’s paintings will remain on exhibit until mid-May.

ASHLAND ART CENTER CLASSES, EVENTS AND NEWS March 2016 & beyond…

ASHLAND ART CENTER CLASSES, EVENTS AND NEWS March 2016 & beyond…

Editor’s note: As often happens with newsletters reposted online, the beautiful images that accompany Ashland Art Center’s post did not come through…and there are too many to manually download, upload, and publish them with the post. We encourage you to visit the online version of this newsletter here, visit the Classes and Events page on their website, and to check out Ashland Art Center’s Online Calendar.

Scroll through the email to view class details and news

First Friday Event at AAC

APRIL First Friday

FREE Community Art Event

April 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Featured Upstairs Artist Show: Through the Looking Glass, Stained Glass Mosaics by Dean Buchser, Studio #4

Artist Statement
Being an artist is a part of me, a part that fills my heart with fun, light and color. I am a craftsman, a master carpenter, a designer and builder of homes, and a wilderness river guide. This is all a part of what makes me who I am and what shapes the art I bring into this world. Creating mosaics for over twenty years, I thrive on the vibrant colors and reflections in my mosaic mirrors. The convex mirrors warp what we see into what it just might be.
What exactly is behind the looking glass?

Featured Photographer of the Month: John Kirk

“If A Tree Could Speak…” what would it say?  Surprising statements from the trees themselves highlight John Kirk’s extraordinary photographic journey exploring the life of trees.  You will be astonished by the humorous situations trees get themselves into and what they have to say about coping with the environment, and living in harmony with their neighbors.

Featured Musician: Celeste Rivard

Singer-Songwriter – “Razor Folk”

Original stories of life, set to music and sung with passion!

A little bit folksy,  little bit country,

A lot of love.

Celeste Rivard, acoustic guitarist and singer, will perform a diverse range of melodic acoustic guitar songs.  You won’t want to miss Celeste’s spectacular voice accompanied by her guitar.

Special First Friday Event:
Sexual Assault Survivor’s Healing (SASH) Group Art Show

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Since 1999 SASH has supported women survivors at the WRC (Women’s Resource Center on SOU Campus and in Medford) and last year SASH started offering support in the QRC (Queer Resource Center on SOU).  This year’s art exhibit will have quite a few new pieces for the show.

This year SASH also plans to add spoken word to our expression, offered by students working with Lotus Rising Project and the new education program with JCSART.

Find out more about April’s First Friday @ AAC »

March and Beyond Workshops & Classes

Ceramics: Alternative Glaze Application Techniques with Lisa Eldredge

$35, plus clay & firing fee

March 20th @ 10:00am- 1:00pm
Expand your clay skills! This workshop focuses on alternative glaze techniques in ceramics. Go beyond painting and dipping to apply your glazes. Students will learn new techniques including, trailing, layering, stenciling, wax resist application, and other forms of glaze application onto bisqueware.

Find out more »

 

Introduction to Encaustic Monotype with Dorothy Furlong-Gardner

$285. (3 Days) Includes Materials

Fri, Sat, & Sun April 8-10th @ 1:00- 4:00pm
This is a three day workshop geared to the curious who are not sure they want to invest a lot of time and money in the process. You will draw and paint with pigmented wax upon a heated aluminum plate. Then, using hand pressure, you will transfer your image to your choice of a variety of papers. No printing press is needed. Some knowledge of painting or drawing required. All materials supplied; just show up in your work clothes and be ready to have instant gratification samples to take home. Best of all, it’s really fun.
Find out more »

Extreme Quality Digital Printmaking with R. Mac Holbert

$1800, A deposit of $250 is required, Materials Included

Five Day Workshop May 2- May 6, @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Are you getting the best out of your printer? Do your prints truly express your artistic vision? Let one of the nations most respected digital printmakers provide some clarity. Join R. Mac Holbert in an intensive 5-day printmaking experience. This hands-on workshop explores the latest developments in fine-art digital printmaking. As the digital revolution continues new tools are changing the way we work. Finding a balance between “traditional” imaging software and the new raw convertors can be confusing. With guest instructor: Sean Bagshaw.

Find out more »

 

Open the Portal to Your Soul with Irene Kai

$495. (8 Sessions) Please bring your own supplies.

Saturdays March 26- May 14th @ 1:00pm- 4:00pm

Art is a visual and emotional language, spoken through the heart. What you will learn: Heart, mind, eyes, and hands coordination Discipline of practicing your authentic self. True expression from the depth of your being. Boldness to claim and express who you are with confidence .

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Screen Printing using Photo Emulsion with Amy Godard

$100. (three sessions), plus $30 materials fee

Wednesdays, March 16, 23, & 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Learn the magic of screen printing using photo emulsion. Artist Amy Godard will help you translate your drawings, photos, computer generated images, logos and more into screens for printing on paper and fabric. In this beginning class you will make a single color screen print. Bring your ideas, images, sketches and sketch books to the first class.

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Academic Life Drawing with Sarah F Burns

$300 (11 Sessions) Plus $85 Model Fee

Wednesdays @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

March 30- June 8 (11 Sessions)

 

This class will guide students through each stage of drawing the human figure. Learn to capture the gesture, proportion, character, volume, light effect, anatomy and spark of life. Through demos, handouts and individual guidance, students will gain a clear method and set of tools to approach long pose drawing the human form. Held in the AAC main classroom, class size 8. Visit online for materials list and to register for workshop. Questions? Contact Sarah at [email protected], 541-621-7767

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Painting: Oil Painting Techniques with Jenay Elder

$150.00 (two-day intensive) Supplies list available online

March 19 & 20th 3:00pm- 6:00pm
Discover the joy of working with oil paints. Learn different painting techniques, palettes and approaches to approaching oil painting. This mini-series will be full of fun and rewarding exercises, demonstrations and one on one instruction. Students will complete two color block studies with a full palette, in both natural and artificial light. Students will also create a color chart based on the “Zorn Palette”. The final day we will create a small finished painting applying learned techniques.

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Painting: Anatomy Lectures by Robert Beverly Hale with Sarah F Burns

FREE

Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

April 4 – June 6

We will view all ten of Robert Beverly Hale’s legendary lectures on Artistic Anatomy, given at the Art Students League in NYC during the 1960’s. These videos are old, black and white and not HD, but contain deep fonts of knowledge for the figurative artist. Figurative Artist and Teacher Sarah F Burns will introduce each lecture and facilitate discussion afterward, using skeletal model and references.

Find out more »

Once Monthly Art Classes & Discussions

Art Matters – Monthly Panel Discussions with Rebecca Gabriel

FREE

Thursday March 17 @ 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

Art Matters – A Series of Panel Discussions about Art. Please join us for this exciting series which explores vital issues and topics concerning today’s art and artists. The panels will feature prominent artists, gallerists, collectors, educators, and art activists; and will incorporate audience participation. Topics will range from the creative process and education, to success in the art market, and beyond.

The panels will be moderated by artist Rebecca Gabriel who holds a Master of Science in Art Education and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting. Come to these dynamic and interactive discussions to be informed and inspired.
Panel Topic: “Artists who make a Living with their Art” Moderated by Rebecca Gabriel

Please join us for an informative and lively discussion with these renown artists. Event includes audience participation and refreshments.

Featured artist panelists are Mindy Carpenter – Carpediem cards

website: carpediempapers.com

Kevin Christman – sculptor, painter, stained glass

website: kevinchristman.com

Gabriel Lipper – painter, graphics

website: artofgabriel.com
Liz Sheperd- Painter

Thursday, 5:30-7:00 p.m., March 17, in the classroom at the Ashland Art Center.

Future Topics:

The Evolution of Style-Putting the Cart before the Horse
Thursday, 5:30-7:00 p.m., April 21, in the classroom at the Ashland Art Center.

Panel participants to be announced.

Modalities of Education in the Visual Arts: Atelier, University, Workshops, or Outsider Art?
Thursday, 5:30-7:00 p.m., May 19, in the classroom at the Ashland Art Center.

Panel participants to be announced.

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Art Journaling Clinic with Elaine Frenett
March Theme: Glistening Glass in Dark Places
$20 Fee Includes Some Materials to Sample

Third Friday of each Month @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

March 18, April 15, May 20

Glass is fascinating, detailed yet wet ‘n juicy to pain in watercolor! Add a dark background and our topic “Glistening Glass in Dark Places’ becomes rich and elegant! Come dive in – short demo first hour, then bring your journals (or small sheet of WC paper) and working materials and get help/ suggestions hands on. Topics change each month. Please register ahead with Elaine [email protected] or 541-944-2196. Class will be held upstairs in Elaine’s Studio #13

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Mixed media: Collage with Susanne Peterman

$25 Day-Rate, includes materials

Third Friday of Each Month @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

March 18, April 15, May 20

Collage-making in a meditative yet fun atmosphere. Create an image of your inner life in an atmosphere of playful meditation. You will be guided through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft. Bring images if you like, but all materials and tools are provided. Email Susanne [email protected] reserve your space. Please contact Susanne by the THIRD Tuesday. Minimum of three students required, maximum 10

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Intro to Art Therapy Workshop Series with Delaine Due

$30 General, $25 Members

Select Sundays Jan. 24- May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

These workshops are a basic introduction to art therapy theory and practice. Every class includes short lecture, handouts, and hands-on experience with the discipline of art psychotherapy. Jan: Art therapy–What it is and what it is not Feb: Art Therapy Process and Product Mar: Art Therapy and Art Media Apr: Art Therapy and Human Development May: Art Therapy and Adolescence Dates: 1/24, 2/28, 3/13, 4/17, 5/15

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Drop-In & Day Rate Youth and Adult Art Classes

These designated art classes are part of our core education program here at the Art Center, and are offered at the same day, time, and cost throughout the year unless otherwise noted. No need to register in advance, just come the day of class and pay at the front desk!

FREE EXPRESSIONS: Saturdays

FREE Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Express yourself every third Saturday of the month in this new class for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Guided projects will include drawing, painting, collage, stamping or printing with different mediums. The focus will be on composition, design, spontaneous expression, collaborative art, accidental art and most of all fun.

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Short Pose Figure Drawing with Ann DiSalvo

$9 Members, $10 General

Mondays @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Uninstructed Short Pose Figure Drawing moderated by Ann DiSalvo  This weekly gestures figure drawing session has short and long poses up to 25 minutes. Drop In. Unclothed model. Adults only. Bring your own non-toxic materials.

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Ceramics for Kids with Jeff Edwards

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

Mondays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Ceramics for Kids with Jeff Edwards A fun way for kids to explore the world of clay! Max 10 students.

Child requirements for parents:

Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class

Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult

All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.

Some scholarships available

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The Artist Within with Jack Wiens

$10 Drop-In includes Materials

Tuesdays, 1:30- 3:00pm

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens Find out how much fun you can have putting pencil and paint to paper!  For all beginners and experienced artists who want to try something new. Each week will be a different focus, including sketching faces, perspective, cartooning, drawing animals, and more, including using various mediums like watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. Have a special request? Jack wants to know what students want to do!

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Ceramics: Kids Clay with Keeley Bittner

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A special clay class created just for kids! Join clay instructor Keeley Bittner for a special clay class tailored just for young people. Explore the medium and make some cool stuff! Max 10 students

Child requirements for parents:

Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class

Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult

All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.

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Printmaking Open Studio with Maggie Wilson

$10 Drop-In, Some materials included

Tuesdays @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Printmaking studio at Ashland Art Center for open studio hours with Maggie Wilson.  Maggie, an experienced printmaker and instructor, will assist you with achieving your printmaking goals.  Working on a project that needs completion?  Come on in!  Hoping to experiment with printmaking for the first time?  Great, we are here to support you!   Regardless of your experience in the field of printmaking, the studio is open for your use under the skilled supervision and/or assistance of Maggie.

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Pottery and Hand-Building with Max Reinhardt

$10/ 2hrs, $15/ 3hrs plus Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This class is intended for students ranging from beginners to advanced ceramicists looking for greater aesthetic achievement.  The class is for both throwing on the wheel and hand-building techniques and covers attachments of all sorts, advice on storage and maintaining works in progress as well as glazing and finishing pieces.  I intend to work with you to develop your ideas into reality and challenge students to greater success with clay.
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Fiber Arts: Advanced Needle Felting with Liza Hamilton

$15 Day-Rate, 5 Sessions for $60

Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This weekly, drop-in class is ideally suited for adults and ages 12+. Students will be free to choose what to work on, and will receive one-on-one guidance on their individual projects. Explore beginner to advanced felting projects including using wire armatures to make realistic, pose-able, creatures. Some materials provided, take -home felting kits available! Open to Ages 12+

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Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Wednesdays @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in session.

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Portrait Painting with David William Terry

$35 Day-Rate

Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Instructor, David William Terry, has been a professional portrait artist for several decades. His classes aim to help anyone learn to express themselves visually with the highest standards in artistic quality. – Classes are open to ALL levels of experience and ability. – Beginners come to learn important skills; advanced artists come to practice them. – Students will work from a live, fully clothed model. Materials List Available online. Students should bring their own supplies and materials – odorless please.

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Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Thursdays @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in session.

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FREE EXPRESSIONS: Thursdays with Jo Ann Manzone

FREE Community Art Class

Thursdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Explore the unlimited possibilities of your own creativity! This fun art class for kids of all ages has something for everyone – we’re going to have a blast making art! For children and families (ages 6 and younger need a supervising adult present). Drop in anytime during the session. FREE! Includes materials. Creative projects change per week.

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Ceramics with Max Reinhardt

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Thursdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Max for a creative afternoon of hand building or wheel throwing. Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in weekly session.

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Felting Friday with Liza Hamilton

$10 Drop-In, Includes Materials

Fridays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn the easy and fun art of needle-felting wool, and create your own collection of cute, furry, and unique animal miniatures! All materials included, no experience necessary.  Due to the use of a sharp felting needle, recommended for ages 8+, unless with accompanying adult! Held in the AAC classroom.

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It’s Not Too Soon to be Thinking About Kids Summer Camps..

 

 

Ceramics: Clay Camp with Liz O’Brien

$140 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

June 20-24 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm 

August 22-26 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm


Come spend a week exploring clay!

Kids will learn the basics in sculpting clay and express themselves creating fun and functional keepsakes. No experience needed!
Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing. Sign up for just one week, or both, by visiting us online or in person.

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Ceramics: Clay Camp “Wheel Work” with Liz O’Brien

$175 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

July 25-29 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm


Come explore clay on the potters wheel!

Children will learn how to create functional bowls, cups and vases. Children will also learn how to decorate their pieces in fun and unique ways. No experience needed!

Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing.

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More camps coming soon with educators Natalie Stawsky, Liza Hamilton, Amy Goddard, and more!!

Career Development for Artists

 

 

Get Your Artwork Photographed with Ezra Marcos

$20 per image AAC Members, $25 per image General

First Tuesday of every month @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

April 5, May 3, June 7

Get Your Artwork Professionally Photographed by EZRA MARCO

Every first Tuesday of the month, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

$20 per image for AAC Members, $25 per image for General Public

Includes CD with high-res JPG and hi-res and low-res TIF

Ezra will be shooting 3D and 2D pieces of artwork for artists on a monthly basis as needed. Work must be delivered before the start of your session and MUST be picked up by 5 pm that day.

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All Classes and Events held at Ashland Art Center unless otherwise specified.

Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520

www.ashlandartcenter.org 

[email protected]

Ashland New Plays Festival (ANPF) Women’s Invitational Schedule Announced

Ashland New Plays Festival (ANPF) Women’s Invitational Schedule Announced

 

Ashland, Ore — Ashland New Plays Festival today announced the full week’s schedule for the ANPF Women’s Invitational, which takes place March 20-27, 2016. Three prize- winning playwrights selected from 50 who were invited will have their winning plays produced as dramatic readings in matinee and evening performances at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 25 – 27 in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus.

 

They are Martyna Majok for Cost of Living, which will be directed by Penny Metropulos and stars Armando Duran, Regan Linton, Christopher Imbrosciano and Valerie Huntington; Lauren Yee for King of the Yees, directed by visiting artist Holly L. Derr and stars Leah Anderson, Joseph Anthony Foronda and Annie Yim; and Grand Prize winner Jiehae Park for Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, directed by Terri McMahon and still being cast.

 

Additionally, the playwrights will be joined by the Kilroys co-founder and Women’s Invitational Chair Laura Jacqmin and ANPF Host Playwright EM Lewis in Parity, A Playwrights Roundtable moderated by Dr. Lue Morgan Douthit, director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The Roundtable will be held Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Meese Auditorium on the SOU campus.

 

Jacqmin and Lewis will also conduct a workshop for playwrights Saturday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Headwaters Building, 84 4th Street in Ashland. The event is presented under the auspices of the Dramatists Guild Fund Traveling Masters program, and DGF executive director Rachel Routh is expected to attend.

 

The ANPF Women’s Invitational is a conscious effort to address parity in theatre by presenting outstanding plays from the emerging generation of nationally prominent female playwrights.

Ash;land New Plays Festival 2016 Schedule of Events

For more information and tickets: www.ashlandnewplays.org

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Oregon Chocolate Festival 2016

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March 4-6, 2016

Chocolate lovers, foodies, explorers and chocolatiers!
Greetings from Ashland!

We look forward to welcoming you in town the weekend of March 4-6 for the 12th annual Oregon Chocolate Festival!

Since we have outgrown our original location, the festival will be held at the stylish and oh so spacious Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites. The list of vendors is growing daily including more and more from beyond Oregon. For the first time we will open festival doors on Friday at 4pm, giving you not two, but 3 days of sweet chocolate exploration, including chef demonstrations, spa party, Charlie’s Chocolate 5K Run/Walk, Dessert Contest & Silent Auction and so much more!

We are also excited about our partnership with ACCESS, a community action agency, as we will donate 100% of proceeds from the Dessert Silent Auction and 10% from the festival and run ticket sales to support this great organization.

For more information about the festival schedule, events, vendors, to book your stay and to purchase tickets please visit festival website.

For the latest updates follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We look forward to welcoming you soon in Ashland!
Oregon Chocolate Festival team

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With any questions please contact festival organizer, Karolina at 541.631.2004