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Free Ashland Open Studio Tour October 14th and 15th, 2017

4th Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour

Come Into Our Studios…

October 14th & 15th,2017

Free to public

Ashland, Oregon:  The Ashland Gallery Association sponsors the Ashland Open Studio Tour. On the weekend of October 14th and 15th the public is invited to tour the studios of the visual artists of this region including Ashland, Phoenix and Talent.  On this studio tour, you will find exceptional artwork and have the opportunity to see working studios and works in progress.  A great chance to engage with the artists and ask question about their work and individual creative processes. 

Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the two-day tour.

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October 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

October at Art du Jour Gallery:


Southern Oregon Artist Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

The Beloved Watercolors of Dodie Hamilton 

We are blessed to have as our Salon special guest artist during October and November Dodie Hamilton-Brandon.  Dodie was an Art du Jour Gallery member for several years and is also a founding member of Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland.  She has exhibited in several other Oregon galleries over the decades and her paintings hang in private homes, offices and commercial establishments across America and abroad.  The long list of awards and honors she has accumulated over many years of painting is truly impressive.  Her work is noted for vibrant color and the fluid, sparkling quality of her watercolor medium.  Her subjects range from realistic florals and landscapes to mixed media abstracts, but she is best known for her renditions of iris, her favorite flower. 

A native of Missouri, Dodie grew up on a farm and was very much influenced by the verdant fields, flowers and changing skies.  She attended the Northwest Missouri State University, graduating with a degree in art and English, subjects she taught for many years in California schools.  During those years she mainly worked in oils, acrylics, and pen and ink.  “I moved to the Rogue Valley in 1982 and discovered watercolor as a medium for painting.  It flows and glows and is such a spontaneous way to paint that I became totally involved in it.  The results may be bad, good, or indifferent but the process itself is to me totally magnificent.” 

Until she retired a few years ago, Dodie taught her watercolor techniques to countless eager students here in the Rogue Valley and is beloved by all.  She enjoys traveling and still takes workshops with other well-known artists.

Be sure to join us at Art du Jour Gallery on Third Friday, October 20th, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet Dodie and enjoy her marvelous works of art. 

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon


Enter Our “People’s Choice” Watercolor Contest!

A $50 prize and a blue ribbon will be awarded to the winner of our “People’s Choice” watercolor contest.  The winner will be determined by the votes of gallery visitors during October, and all contest entries are due by the end of September.  To enter, call, e-mail or drop by the gallery for an entry form.  Entry fee is $20 per framed original painting.  The winning painting will be exhibited in the gallery during November.  Contest artwork will be on display during October and we encourage you to drop by the gallery and vote for your favorite painting!    


“Autumn Bounty” is Feature Wall Theme

Lovely paintings of harvested Rogue Valley hay fields, cornucopias of ripe Rogue Valley pears, grapes, cherries and other fruits, and renderings of fall colors in watercolor, oils, acrylics and photography await our visitors during October on our Feature Wall.  What a beautiful season fall is!  Come and enjoy it at Art du Jour Gallery!

Artists!  Join Art du Jour Gallery!

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, October 20th, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet special guest artist Dodie Hamilton and many Art du Jour Gallery artists as well.  Our reception will include the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams.  Appetizers and wine will be served.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon

RGAC Fall 2017 Catalogue and New Exhibits

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Detail of DARK MOON IN AUTUMN by Alx Fox



Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind:

Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton,
Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

September 29 – November 10, 2017

Johnson Keith Landscape                  in Transformation and Balance

Keith Johnson, Landscape in Transformation and Balance,

Reception: Friday, October 20, 5:00-8:00 pm

Artists explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson creates artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world.


The Fall catalog is out! Also see our Fall classes our website!
Adult Classes and Youth Classes


Instructor Alx Fox’s paintings are currently in our main gallery exhibit!

Intuitive Abstracts with Alx Fox
Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, 10am-2pm
Acrylic – All skill levels are welcome.
Loosen up and have a painting adventure. Join award winning painter and instructor Alx Fox for an exciting workshop that will bring freshness to your art. Create a more vibrant and exciting painting as Alx teaches various blending techniques and use of materials that will add texture and interest to your art. Use outside the box tools and techniques. Learn layering and imbedding methods to create interesting effects.
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Rogue Studio Life Drawing Sessions, Uninstructed life drawing
Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 6-8:30pm
Drop-in Tuesday evenings for two and a half hours of moderated uninstructed life drawing sessions in the Rogue Studio.
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Young Artists’ Studio ages 7-11 with Jenny Calaba
Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18,25, November 1,8, 3:30-5pm
In this exciting workshop young artists will get their hands in clay, explore printmaking, create colorful mosaics, and much more!
Register Here >>

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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 every third Friday until 8:00pm.

Harvest a Change of Season at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon

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Our SHOWS change Bi-Monthly,
please come and join us to view our
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John Dodero

Tom Glassman

Delores Ribal

Charlotte Wirfs

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Jessica Carrara
John Dodero
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Come and Visit Jacksonville Art Presence Art Center
on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse


206 Fifth Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530

Ashland Art Center September 2017 Art Walk, Studio Classes and More


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September 2017 &
Check out our new line up of fall classes. Something for everyone!  We are offering space for small parties as well as private events for team building, girl’s night out and birthday parties. Imagine how fun it will be to relax, laugh, bring your own refreshments and learn painting, drawing, felting, clay, jewelry making and more with your friends and colleagues. Our “sip” series line up for fall has lots to offer. Students can bring a bottle of wine and their favorite snacks or purchase wine from our new wine bar at Ashland Art Center and make art. Platt Anderson Cellars offers wine by the glass or bottle with a 20% discount for students taking a class.  
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First Friday Event at AAC

September First Friday

FREE Community Art Event

September 1 @ 5:00 pm  8:00 pm

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Featured Photographer: John Kirk 

Show:  An Extraordinary Point of View

Award winning local photographer John Kirk presents new work as Featured Photographer for September First Friday Art Walk at Ashland Art Center Photographer’s Gallery.  John displays a unique style of capturing artistic images and he searches for unusual and dynamic landscapes wherever his travels have taken him.  John has traveled extensively throughout the West from the Lavender fields of Sequim, Washington, the farm lands of Oregon and the Red Rock Country of the Southwest.  John has shown his work and taken the top awards at many fine art shows throughout the West.Featured Studio Artists: Darlene Southworth will be displaying her work along with Mabrie Ormes and Matt Witt.

Show:  A Show of paintings by the 2017 Artists in Residence at the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

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   Darlene Southworth

Ormes Grizzly Peak Trail

Witt Pilot Rock in deep winter

Matt Witt

                                                                           Mabrie Ormes


Featured Gallery Artist: Jo Ann Manzone

Show: Sustainable Attainable

Jo Ann Manzone, a felter natural dyer and botanical printer will be featuring her natural dyed and eco printed creations during September’s First Friday Art walk at Ashland Art Center.  She has a studio at Ashland Art Center where she creates and teaches.


September and Beyond: Workshops & Classes

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Adult Spanish Class Introductory Level with Jenna Zapata

$37.50 for 3 sessions, includes materials. October and November sessions, $50 for 4 sessions. 

Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Experience an adult Spanish class that brings out your inner child and takes you back to a time when learning was fun and exciting.  Our classes offer an interactive environment where introductory Spanish is celebrated, spoken and learned by everyone!  A new series will start in October and another one in November.  Each series will cover a new topic.

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Art Party with Art Van Kraft


September 6, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Class maximum 25

Art Party is a different type of painting event…It’s a 2-hour class of creativity with food, drink and music.  It’s also a chance to work with a professional artist and maybe learn some more about art. You will be guided in the creation of an original painting. The painting is carefully chosen to give you the best possible experience.  I will use examples from the old masters, details of famous paintings and contemporary art works.  The paintings are designed to allow everyone to complete a work of art and have fun doing it.  This is a BYOB event.  Also bring your favorite drink and food. We have a wine and appetizer table set up that continues to grow. All art supplies, including paints, brushes, easel, apron, and a 16 X 20 inch canvas are provided. Doors open at 6:00 pm, painting will start at 6:30. Instructor needs a head count so RSVP and pay on the homepage:  

If you don’t want to pay in advance, you can send me a message or call me and I will add you to the list. [email protected] or (805) 338-8073

Check out our artist/instructors page:

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Botanical Print Workshop with Jo Ann Manzone

$125, includes one silk scarf and sample pieces of silk for printing.

September 10, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Take advantage of the fall tannin rich leaves and learn the art of botanical printing.  Students will be given samples of different types of silk to work with and will learn how to use an iron blanket to create depth of color and texture in the silk. Students can bring a few additional silk pieces to play with or purchase additional scarves from instructor.  Depending upon the number of students we have, you may be able to print one or two additional pieces.  Bring a snack or lunch. 

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Sip and Bead with Dixie Polakoff

$35 plus a $5 material fee paid to instructor 

September 13, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to make a beaded necklace or bracelet using basic stringing techniques with jewelry artist, Dixie Polakoff.  You can use instructor’s beads for a $5 material fee or use your own.  Bring your own wine and snacks or purchase wine by the glass or bottle from Platt Anderson Cellars located at the art center.  Platt Anderson Cellars are offering a 20% discount on bottles.

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Screen Printing with Sunny Lindley

$90 plus $20 material fee paid to instructor

September 14, 21, & 28, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

After school Program, Ages 13-17

In this 3 week class series students will have the opportunity to learn the three basic steps for screen printing:  art preparation, creating a screen using the photo emulsion process and silk screen printing.  Following the series students will have the opportunity to participate in open studio Tuesdays offering the time needed with oversight to complete independent projects.

Sunny Lindley started a screen printing company in 2010 as a cooperative endeavor under the name Critical Eggplant.  Since 2012 she has created and sold over 1700 screen printed items through her business Sundial Arts Eco-Apparel and currently enjoys a sewing and screen printing studio where she creates practical comfortable artisan clothing that reflect ecological and social values worth wearing on your sleeve.  Here is what one of her students had to say about her class, “Sunny is an amazing teacher with so much knowledge and skill.  Her classes are so inspiring and energizing.  What an amazing opportunity to have this awesome artist teach locally. Ten stars!

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Understanding the Power of Color with Linda Dixon


September 14, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

This class will cover basic color theory.  Discussion of color schemes, with examples will be the core of the class.  We will also do a few hands-on exercises.  All materials included.  Please register by Tuesday, September 12.  

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Seascape in Oil with Linda Dixon


September 14 & 21, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Class minimum 3, maximum 10

In this two session paint along class, we will paint a seascape.  It will be a simple scene of a breaking wave and rocks.  There will be discussion of the anatomy of waves, lighting, foam patterns and sea spray.  All materials included.

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Color Mixing with Linda Dixon


September 21, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

Learning to mix color is one of the most difficult aspects of painting.  This class will give you a basic framework for your exploration.  We will do hands-on exercises while we discuss theory.  All materials included.  Please register by September 19.

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Collecting Dreams – Fanciful Clay Figures with Nadine Gay

$180 plus $25 material fee paid to instructor, (includes, clay, tools, firing and glaze).

September 23 – November 4, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tap your imagination for this fun filled clay sculpture class.  You will learn how to construct a medium size figure sculpture for your garden or home.  No previous experience is needed. The class is designed for all levels. I provide individual guidance and instruction and facilitate the creative process. Come play with me this fall!

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Drawing and Painting Series 1 with Deb Van Poolen

$60 each series, plus $20 material fee paid to instructor

Series 1:  September 27, October 4, 11 & 18 

Series 2: October 25, November 1, 8 & 15.

Ages 12-16

This is an excellent opportunity for children to be exposed to the very foundational underpinnings of artistic expression.  In the first part of each class students will learn basic elements of design through creative exploration of shape, line, color and texture.  In the second part, students will use those elements of design to experiment with basic principles of design such as unity, variety and repetition.  This class will be very exciting for all who attend.

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Mixing Greens for Landscape and Still Life with Linda Dixon


September 28, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

If you struggle to get natural looking greens in your landscapes and still life paintings this class is for you.  Hands on exercises and discussion about observation of your subject matter.  All materials included.  Please register by September 26.  

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Printmaking Studio Sessions with Amy Godard

$88 plus $5 material fee paid to instructor

October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

$88 plus $5 material fee paid to instructor

November 7, 14, 21, & 28; 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

$66 plus $5 material fee paid to instructor

December 5, 12 & 19, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Printmaking Studio Sessions is a new studio format replacing open studio.  In these sessions, students will explore techniques such as lino-cut, wood-cut, mono-print, screen-print and non-toxic etching.  Come with your previous knowledge or none at all to use our presses, plates, chisels, inks, etchant and other printmaking tools.  By the end of each session you will have a new edition of prints.  Bring your ideas and sketchbooks so you can choose a printmaking method you would like to explore.  Sign ups are due one week before the beginning of each session, so sign up early.

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Wine and Clay The Amazing Teapot with Nadine Gay


October 6, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minimum 4, Maximum 10

Hand build your very own whimsical teapot with easy step by step instructions and templates. Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week.  Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room upstairs.  The class fee includes hands on instruction, clay and firing.  Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week, (your piece will be ready to be picked up within 3 weeks), or take any drop in clay class to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance.  No clay experience necessary.

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The Magic of Mandalas, Fun+Art+Wine with Diane Doyle

$35 plus a $5 material fee paid to instructor 

October 11, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

An evening of fun and spontaneous self-expression.  Using collage techniques, glitter, colored pencils, paper and stickers, create a personal mandala.  Silence your inner critic and give yourself permission to create.  By choosing images for your mandala that represent joy, prosperity, peace and wellness you can begin to attract those gifts for yourself, for your community and for your world. Bring your own wine and snacks or purchase wine by the glass or bottle from Platt Anderson Cellars located at the art center.  They are offering a 20% discount on bottles to class participants.

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Vibrant Painting with Transparent Colors


October 12, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

Get to know your colors in terms of transparency and opacity and learn to make the most of their gifts.  Add sparkle and juicy color to your work.  We will experiment with acrylics, but the techniques can be used with oil.  All materials included.  Please register by October 10. 

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Non Dominant Hand Painting with Linda Dixon


October 12, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Class minimum 3, maximum 12

Create vibrant, intuitive paintings with your non dominant hand.  We will use transparent fluid acrylics to explore a variety of techniques and tools as we explore abstract and non objective subjects.  All materials included.  Please register by October 10.

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Wine and Clay Pinch Pot with Stephanie Friedman


October 13, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Make a pinch pot planter.  We will make a simple functional small plant pot using the pinch method.  Students can add texture or other small sculptural embellishments.  You will have the choice to create a hanging planter or one that sits on a table.

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Autumn Felted Scarf Class with Jo Ann Manzone

$75 plus $10 material fee paid to instructor

October 14, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn how to make a beautifully felted autumn scarf.  Students will learn how to lay out wool on silk and play with surface design techniques to create a one-of-a-kind scarf.  Designs can be simple or have lots of texture and depth.

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Wine and Clay Garden Gnomes with Lisa Eldredge

October 20, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minimum 4, Maximum 12

Back by popular demand, Lisa will use the technique of soft slab building to make whimsical garden gnomes. Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week.  Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room upstairs.  The class fee includes hands on instruction, clay and firing.  Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week, (your piece will be ready to be picked up within 3 weeks), or take any drop in clay class to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance.  No clay experience necessary.

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Ugly Pumpkins Sip and  Felt with Jo Ann Manzone


October 25, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to  make a felted pumpkin using a resist.  Create unique shapes and designs.  We will use a combination of wet felting and needle felting for embellishment.

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Introduction to Oil Painting with Linda Dixon

$95.00 plus $25 material fee paid to instructor

October 26, November 2, 9 & 16, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Class minimum 4, maximum 10

Great for beginners or those needing a refresher.  Learn about materials and basic painting techniques.  We will create two paintings over the course of four weeks.  First, we will paint a fall landscape with birch trees, then a still life with pumpkins or gourds.  I use an easy step by step demonstration method.  Please register by 10/23.

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Wine and Clay Leaf Candle Holders with Liz O’Brien


October 27, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minimum 4, Maximum 10

Spend a Friday evening with friends creating leaf candle holders. Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week.  Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room upstairs.  The class fee includes hands on instruction, clay and firing.  Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week, (your piece will be ready to be picked up within 3 weeks), or take any drop in clay class to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance.  No clay experience necessary.

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Sip, Felt, Stitch Holiday Vessels with Jo Ann Manzone


December 13, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to make a felted vessel using a resist.  We will be embellishing the vessels with beads and other bling.

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Once Monthly Art Classes

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Art Journaling Clinic-with Elaine Frenett: Clouds

$20, $25 with materials provided  

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

September 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  

As the evenings cool, foliage takes a turn towards brilliance.  Layering juicy transparent watercolor can capture that glow.  Come learn how to add that to your fall images with Elaine’s demo and your experimentation. Short demo first hour, then bring a small sheet of watercolor paper or your journal and working materials and get help/suggestions with hands on work. Classes are held upstairs in Elaine’s Studio #13.  Because of limited space, please register and pay previous to this casual, fun gathering with our intimate, small group.  Contact Elaine at [email protected] or 541-944-2196.
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Misc. Media:  Collage Dreams with Susanne Petermann

$25 Day-Rate, includes materials

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

September 15

Joint a casual session of collage-making with magazine and calendar images, in a fun and meditative atmosphere. I will guide you through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft that will become a reflection of your inner life. Bring images if you like, but all materials are provided. Email Susanne at [email protected] to reserve your space or call Susanne at 541 773-9484.

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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!  

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For those of you who would like to pay for a series of drop in classes, we are now offering punch cards that can be prepaid.  They are convenient and make great gifts!



FREE Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Express yourself every Saturday in this fun class for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Guided projects will include drawing, painting, cartooning, fiber arts, and more! The focus will be on composition, design, spontaneous expression, collaborative art, accidental art and most of all fun. See the online calendar for more info!

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Lego Builders and Makers: First Sunday of each Month


First Sunday of each month 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 

September 3

A large selection of sorted-out Legos are laid out for builders of all ages (4 and up).  Each month will feature pieces to build in a rotating theme.  themes are cars and strange vehicles, space, houses, castles, landscapes and animals and robots.  The lego pieces are easy to find because they are separated out into many boxes.  Students are free to invent whatever they want with the pieces available.  The lego lady, Helga Motley is available for tips and help.  The legos are reused for future classes, so students will not be able to take their finished creations home.  Parents are welcome to build alongside their children.

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Short Pose Figure Drawing with Ann DiSalvo

$9 members, $10 non-members

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 Liz Obrien

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing  CANCELLED ON SEPTEMBER 4TH.

Mondays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

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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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Pottery and Hand-Building with Liz O’Brien & Jeff Edwards

$15, plus clay and firing.  

Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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.
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Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$15 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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 Oil & Acrylic Studio with Linda Dixon

$20, plus $5 material fee to use instructor supplies, none if you bring your own.  

Class Maximum: 12

Wednesdays @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Select your own subject matter to work on.  Linda will help you with your process and solve problems as needed. Demonstrations on subjects & techniques are a regular feature, with students determining content. Studio is open to most skill levels. Those never having painted are encouraged to take Linda’s introductory level class first. Students without supplies may bring a canvas and use the instructor’s supplies for a material fee of $5 per session or bring your own supplies at no cost. Contact Linda at [email protected] to reserve your spot.

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Drawing and Painting with Deb Van Poolen

$10 drop in

Thursdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 

Ages 8-12

This is an excellent opportunity for children to be exposed to the very foundational underpinnings of artistic expression.  Students will learn basic elements of design through creative exploration of shape, line, color and texture.

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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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Private Sessions

The following artists are offering private sessions to students who are interested in one on one instruction.

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Private Sessions with Jo Ann Manzone

$45 per hour, $125 for 3 hours
Want to improve your technical skills in the area’s of wet felting, botanical printing and natural dyeing or are you a beginner and want to learn the basic’s?  Jo Ann offers private learning opportunities throughout the year.  Get that one on one attention to address your personal needs. Contact Jo Ann at [email protected]
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Private Sessions with David Lorenz Winston

$55 per hour, $135 for 3 hours

David Lorenz Winston is an internationally acclaimed photographer.  His gentle and honest critiquing skills have consistently helped photographers and artists take their work to the next level.  He is also available for local one on one photographic outings and instruction in Photoshop.  For more information contact David at [email protected],

Artist Services


Get your art work photographed with Gabriel Al-Rifai

First Tuesday of Each Month @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

September 5

Get your 2D and 3D art photographed, $15 per image for AAC members, $20 per image for non-members.  General images delivered via drop box and include full resolution and web size jpegs. Please text Gabriel at (541) 810-8792 to set up an appointment time.  Gabe recently moved to Ashland from Houston, TX where he ran a boutique photo and video studio for 6 years.  His client base ran the gamut from portraits, weddings & products to creating promotional and fundraising media.  His passion lies in conceptual photography and is the vehicle for his personal expression and art.

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Platt Anderson Cellars will be opening a tasting space at Ashland Art Center.  They feature Southern Oregon wines sourced from Southern Oregon grapes, mainly the Rogue and Applegate Valleys.  Small award winning wines from a small handcrafted boutique winery.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12 – 6 pm and First Fridays 5 – 8 pm.


Central Art Supply

Need art supplies?  Come shop at Central Art Supply, Ashland Art Center location.  Open daily 10 am to 6 pm.

All Classes and Events held at Ashland Art Center unless otherwise specified.
Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520

Call to Artists 6th Annual Artoberfest

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Call to Artists
6th Annual Artoberfest  
A Juried Art & Fine Craft Fair 
in the Beautiful Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 20, 21 and 22

Sponsored by the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans
For Prospectus & Application go to
Questions: Call 541-659-3858 or 541-592-5019

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts and feast your eyes on the Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, November 4th, from 5 to 8 pm!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map for the Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download from the bottom of this page. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit:

AGA Spotlight Exhibits

November 2016

Studio AB
Bruce Bayard: The Disintegration Series and Broken Trains
Studio A.B November 4–30, 2016

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Bruce Bayard: The Disintegration Series No. 02, 2016 archive print

Bruce Bayard: The Disintegration Series No. 02, 2016 archive print

Two new series of digital image collages by Ashland artist Bruce Bayard are on display November at Studio A.B. Both series are photographic based with layers of texture to evoke something beyond the surface image.

The Disintegration Series is comprised of images that start with a poor-quality photograph, which is then combined with layers of texture to further damage its appearance. Snapshots taken from a moving car, landscapes under high-noon sunlight, and thoroughly undramatic seascapes are eroded and defaced to evoke deteriorating memories of metaphoric places.

Broken Trains are extremely wide panoramas of the box cars and freight cars that roll slowly through the Ashland Railroad District. The panoramas are not continuous but rather successive multiple quick-shutter stills combined to create a disjunct view, making quick jumps between shots. Five sequential images are then combined with multiple layers of abstract textures to reconnect the images with a new kind of visual rhythm.

Studio A.B is at 621 A Street in Ashland. The exhibit runs through the end of November.

Schneider Museum of Art
Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Polly Apfelbaum, Lover’s Leap III, 2004, Monoprint, 47 x 47 inches

Polly Apfelbaum, Lover’s Leap III, 2004, Monoprint, 47 x 47 inches

The Schneider Museum of Art is excited to present a new exhibition, Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation featuring the works of ten internationally renowned female artists. Please join us on Thursday, October 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for a public opening reception of the exhibition.

Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists celebrates the prominence of ten women artists. The exhibition will feature works by Polly Apfelbaum, Jennifer Bartlett, Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Sarah Sze, and Barbara Takenaga. These artists have broken beyond the glass ceiling and blazed trails for many artists working today. Each has contributed to the conversation of art history in a major way and each has a genius to their sensibilities.

Scott Malbaurn, Schneider Museum of Art Director states: “History has shown us that women artists, as well as artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, have often been placed in the margins… What we have learned from going deeper into art history and mining work from these margins is that an uncounted number of women have created work that exemplifies our culture and time in which it outweighs the work of many their male counterparts.”

Gallerie Karon
Our Annual Show – Gifts by the Gifted

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon

We have just returned from a buying trip, so in addition to the work of over 30 artists, we have exotic gifts from around the world.

Gallerie Karon is a gallery unlike any other, and we have recently added small pieces of antique furniture that will fit anywhere in your home.

Come let us help you select gifts for everyone on your list. Affordable art, antiques, animals, jewelry, furniture, books, cards and so much more!

Image caption:  Gallerie Karon

Art and Soul Gallery
“Serendipity” – Watercolor painting by Kay Myer

Watercolor unleashed by Kay Myer.  Serendipity means, “good luck in finding valuable things unintentionally – making discoveries through chance.”

 Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : "Hooters" Watercolor by Kay Myer

“Hooters” Watercolor by Kay Myer

“This is me! It best describes my daily painting journey in watercolor, as I never paint from a photograph for a realistic transfer.  What evolves is what I have seen or felt, not what I “know” is there.”

“Although I have painted for many years and my work hangs in many states in the USA and also internationally, I don’t have a long summary of credentials to list.  My accolades are the countless daily hours of the pure joy of painting and the inner peace has been my ultimate reward.  What a crown to wear!”


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LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo

1086 Washburn                            October 2016
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

Great Sugar Skull Workshop!

  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
Everyone did so well on their Sugar Skulls
and it was a ton of fun too! 

Fall Harvest

  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
Fresh out of the kiln! 
 Keeping them warm and running.

Don’t forget that you can see more of what our
students and customers are doing by “liking” our
Facebook page.  It makes it very easy to share with you!
Also tips and ideas from other artists.

  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo

 This Sunday Only!

October 23rd


  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
I am the featured artist at Cliff Creek Cellars at the Vineyard this month.  On Sunday I’ll be doing a free demo of painting with glass enamels in the wine barn.  There’s also some of the best wines in Southern Oregon!  What’s not to love? 
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LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.   


 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

        Please call or email to reserve your space!

Create Your Own Backgrounds
  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
October 29th
1pm – 3pm

Learn to use our Colors for Earth paints to create striking backgrounds for your painted, fritted or pieced glass work. It will give your work incredible depth and beauty.  All materials and firing included.

LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
Fused Glass Ornaments
November 5th  (2 spaces left)
December 3rd  (second date)

Snowflakes, poinsettia’s, angels and more. Put them together and we’ll fire them for you. Get in the holiday spirit with this fun project class.

$30 class fee includes a package of holiday glass, high fire wire, patterns and firing. Make as many as you like!        

LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
Fused Glass Table Lamps
November 12th

Learn how to make these beautiful, easy fused glass table lamps. Use one of our patterns or make one of your own design.

Fee includes a ceramic lighted base; retail value $35. You will need to purchase a small amount of glass and frit. Firing is included.


LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo

Painting With Glass Enamels

November 19th

Learn to paint with glass enamels that actually fire shiny like glass. These enamels can be used on any kind of glass, they have no c.o.e. so can be used on 90, 96 or float glass. Use these enamels to step up your frit painting or to create any beautiful image you can imagine.

Mini class includes one 6″ x 6″ clear, and 7 colors of Colors for Earth paint pre-mixed for you. You will learn how to paint these wonderful fall leaves in many combinations. So easy painting on clear glass with your pattern underneath. Anyone can do it! This is a great project to learn on!


Take our “Painted Backgrounds Workshop” to make a backing layer to step up your project.


Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!


Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!


Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00



 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.

Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) October Meeting

SOSA February meeting : sosa logo southern oregon society of artistsThe Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) October meeting will be the group’s last regular season meeting of 2016. The meeting takes place on October 24, 2016 at the Medford Public Library at 6:30 pm. This is a critique meeting, which means all members are welcome to bring their completed, gallery-ready works to be critiqued by guest artist Lucy Warnick.

Non-members are welcome to come and observe. The meeting starts at 6:30 with refreshments and social time. Then the critique starts at 7 pm.

Lucy Warnick Bio

Lucy Warnick was born in the Chicago area and began her art education at the University of Illinois before moving to the northwest. 

While studying at Oregon State University under Nelson Sandgren, Warnick was introduced to painting outdoors, which is still the foundation of her work.

Lucy received a BFA in painting from the University of Oregon in 1974. She has worked as a teacher and arts administrator in Southern Oregon and  Houston, Texas, as well as exhibiting her work throughout the country.

Nature is the source of inspiration for Lucy’s paintings and prints. She paints outdoors year-round as well as working from models and painting still life.
Lucy’s work  is currently on display in the showroom of Cabinet Solutions at 315 N. Bartlett in Medford.

For more information please call Judy Grillo at (661 )609-5837 or BJ Mathis at (541) 414-492.

Better Together: Four Playwrights Share Their New Plays with Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — In the basement of Mix Bakeshop, Beth Kander began the first rewrites of her new play, Hazardous Materials. It was fall 2015 and her play The Bottle Tree was one of the four winning plays for Ashland New Plays Festival’s flagship event that year.
ANPF is a non-profit organization celebrating its 25th year of encouraging playwrights in the creation of new works. The organization offers public readings of selected plays and educational forums to the community through discussions and workshops.
ANPF’s Festival Week runs October 19 through 23, with matinee and evening performances each day as well as a playwriting workshop on Saturday, October 22, led by Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and ANPF Host Playwright EM Lewis.
This year’s winners are Beth Kander for Hazardous Materials, Stephanie Walker for The Madres, Mike Teele for EdanEv, and Michael Erickson for Oberon Springs.
Hundreds of playwrights submit new works to ANPF each year, and the winners are chosen by a cadre of local volunteer readers and ANPF’s Artistic Director, Kyle Haden.
During the festival, the winning plays are presented as dramatic readings, directed and acted by individuals from Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University.
All the winning playwrights agree that the opportunity to share their work with actors, directors, and audiences strengthens their plays.
“My work can only be stronger when working with directors, set designers, actors. We are better together,” says Kander, her sentiments echoed by Walker, Teele, and Erickson.
“Getting a laugh or a question, it’s invaluable,” says Erickson. “That’s why something like ANPF is so great because you get that feedback that’s so hard to come by.”
Our feature, “Better Together,” introduces you to each of the playwrights and their new plays. Click here to download the pdf file.
Learn more about ANPF and see the complete performance schedule at
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