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Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition

Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition

Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition is honored to bring together an international juried exhibition of mosaic art from September 19 to October 26, 2016 at The Center for Visual Arts, Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries, Art Building, Southern Oregon University.  The exhibition will be open to the public 10-4, Monday through Friday through October 26. This extraordinary show will be on display for over a month and will coincide with the Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit to be held October 6-9, 2016. The galleries will be open extended hours during the CMA Summit weekend.

 Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition : Samidare, mosaic art by Jill Stevenson Ritter

 Samidare, by Jill Stevenson Ritter

 Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition : The Road Past Horseshoe Bend, triptych, Mosaic art by Rebecca Cambell
The Road Past Horseshoe Bend, Tryptich, by Rebecca  Campbell
This juried exhibition invites us to enter the vast and creative world of both ancient and contemporary mosaic art. The works surprise us as we view traditional and non-traditional executed fine art mosaics which,  incorporate innovative subject matter, techniques and material, allowing the mosaic to burst forth with subtle or aggressive movement, drawing us into the subject and illuminating clarity of the art and our own vision.

The mosaicist assembles small bits of stone, glass, pottery, and/or repurposed material and assembles them into an image, a feeling, a spirit, and a representation. Mosaic artists chop, cut, hammer and nip to create beauty out of those bits. It’s a beautiful order, a deliberate order, an order of the heart, of dreams, of unending skill and patience. These artists represent the world in ways that have never before been seen.
The artists represented in this exhibition have discovered their own artistic “voice” and use mosaic art to express their unique vision of the world around them. The mosaics presented in this exhibit are a delight to the eye and an inspiration to the soul.

Come join us for First Friday Art Walk on October 7, 5:00 to 8:00 PM at SOU Art Building for a chance to view this extraordinary show, meet the artists, purchase a piece of original mosaic art to take home and enjoy a little light refreshment.  The trolley will be running from downtown Ashland and the Railroad District to the SOU campus throughout First Friday.  Park your car on campus and enjoy the trolley art experience!

 Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition : mosaic art by Kate Kerrigan, Sandra Groeneveld and Robyn Spencer Crompton
For more information about the Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition, please visit

Southern Oregon Society of Artists Monthly Meeting: SOSA Work-in-Progress Critique by Dixie Kinser

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) holds its regular monthly meeting at the Medford Public Library on September 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm for a work-in-progress critique, refreshments and in-person social networking. Meeting / Critique starts at 7.  All members are encouraged to bring in a work-in-progress.

This month is our SOSA Work-in-Progress Critique by Dixie Kinser.  Members are encouraged to bring their work early.

Dixie first became enamored with art by dyeing silk. She loved to see how colors bloomed into beautiful patterns. In the 90s, she began another romance, this time with watercolor. Again, colors blended with beautiful results.

Since then she loves experimenting with color, shapes, composition and values. Then she just had to try abstract.

At present, her work is primarily abstract and mixed media collage using watercolor and acrylic.

For most of her career, Dixie worked in education as an administrator and teacher; however she finds art even more fulfilling.

For more information contact BJ  Mathis at 541-414-4993

Southern Oregon Society of Artists meets the fourth Monday of each month – January through October – at the Jackson County Library at 7:00 p.m. The library doors are locked at 7 p.m., so come early.  Members may submit 1-2 paintings for the January, April, July, and October juried critique at the regular meetings.  The other meetings will feature demonstrations from local artists.  For the latest updates check out

January  24th- Juried Critique

February 28th

March 28th

April 25th – Juried Critique

May 23rd

June 27th

July 25th – Juried Critique

August 22nd

September 26th

October 24th – Juried Critique

November – Awards Banquet

Planets, Moons, and Meteors, Fiber Art by Nancy Pagani

Community Gallery Exhibit: Planets, Moons, and Meteors, Fiber Art by Nancy Pagani

'Not Quite,' Fiber collage by Nancy Pagani

“Not Quite,” Fiber collage by Nancy Pagani

September 16 – October 14, 2016

Reception Date September 16, 5:00-8:00 pm


Using a variety of fiber art techniques and little nuggets of physics knowledge, Ashland artist Nancy Pagani explores planets, moons, and meteors.


Local artist Nancy Pagani creates works in fiber on the theme of outer space. Images inspired by planets, moons, quarks, black holes, and meteors are sewn into her quilted fiber works. Nancy has worked with fabric since she was a child, and her passion for creating with fabric includes surface design, quilting, and weaving. Commercial fabrics as well as fabrics that she has dyed and painted are incorporated into the artwork. Her fiber works are playful, lively, and colorful.

'What it Wasn't,' Fiber collage by Nancy Pagani

“What it Wasn’t,” Fiber collage by Nancy Pagani

Join us for an exhibit reception on Friday, September 16, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.


The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit



Fall Class Lineup, Call to Artists and Benefit Event Update – Rogue Gallery

Fall Class Lineup, Call to Artists and Benefit Event Update






Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:00 pm at
RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford

Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour followed by
Dinner & Live Auction

Dinner prepared by Jacksonville Inn
Hors d’Oeuvres & Fresh Baked Bread and Butter
Fresh Peach and Walnut Salad
Fresh Local Roxyann Peaches With Candied Walnuts, Bleu Cheese, Mandarin Oranges and Fresh Apple-Walnut, Dressing
Main Course
Pomegranate Glazed Chicken
Herb Marinated and Grilled Chicken Breast with home made Pomegranate Glaze
Platons Spanakopittas
Spinach pie made with layers of phyllo and a filling of seasoned spinach, onions, feta cheese
Pearl Couscous Salad
Israeli Style with Mint, Cucumber, Italian Parsley,
Citrus and Basil
Fresh Berry Shortcake
Chefs Choices Fresh Local Berries Served in Glass with Vanilla Whipped Cream — in Champagne Shell

Serving RoxyAnn Wine

Music by the Bathtub Gin Serenaders

$65 Per Person

Tickets available HERE>>


Le Moulin Rogue, 2016 Annual Auction:
Members’ Art Exhibit

Drop-off Friday, September 9
The Rogue Gallery’s 2016 Annual Auction is Saturday, September 24th. Our annual fall benefit auction is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. It is also a fun filled evening with dinner prepared by Jacksonville Inn, RoxyAnn Wine, and live music performed by the Bathtub Gin Serenaders. Tickets for the event are $65 per person and are available at or in person at the gallery.

This year the evening will include a non-juried themed art show. We are inviting Rogue Gallery members to submit up to three works of art for the exhibit based on the Paris inspired theme of Le Moulin Rouge. The exhibit will be on display for several weeks at the gallery and will travel to RoxyAnn for the auction evening.  Artists do not have to attend the auction to be part of the exhibit, but are encouraged to join us for this fun event!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Current member of the Rogue Gallery
  • Art relates to the theme of Le Moulin Rouge or Paris; work to be framed and ready to hang.
  • Drop-off artwork during gallery hours on Friday, September 9th or Saturday, September 10th.
  • Pick up artwork during gallery hours on Tuesday, September 27th or Wednesday, September 28th.
  • Artwork must be for sale (artist receives 60% of artist’s sale price).


art_materials We have fantastic classes for every artist this fall.

Rogue Studio Life Drawing sessions are back along with a wonderful collage workshop, pastels and more! For the kids we have our Young Artists’ Studio starting in October, where they will discover the world of endless creativity.

For information about adult art classes,

For information about youth art classes,

Register here>>

Chinook Arts Festival


The Chinook Arts Festival

September 3rd-5th

A bit closer to Long Beach, Washington, the Chinook Arts Festival will also be taking place on Labor Day weekend. This festival features blown glass, stained glass, photography, jewelry, oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, wood sculptures and more. Come witness the work of the many incredibly talented artists who reside on our beautiful peninsula!

Rogue Gallery August 2016 Exhibits & News


rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : Mysterious Creatures
Jud Turner, BARTHOLOMEW THE RHINO, sculpture

James Deeb, Justin Diggle,
and Jud Turner

August 5 – September 16, 2016

Reception: Friday, August 19, 5–8pm

rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : Image of Acrophobia, a painting by James DeebI

“Acrophobia,” by James Deeb

This exhibit features Illinois painter James Deeb, Utah printmaker Justin Diggle, and Eugene sculptor Jud Turner. Inspired by German Expressionism, James Deeb’s thickly textured oil paintings provide a dark satirical commentary on everyday life. Modern society’s pervasive use of surveillance is the central theme of the hauntingly stark black and white etchings of Justin Diggle. Jud Turner uses found objects, welded steel, and re-purposed items to create eerily beautiful assemblage sculptures which reflect the exhilarations and anxieties of industrialized society.

Jud Turner

Oregon artist Jud Turner has been working with found or repurposed objects and welded steel for over 20 years. His work has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and is in public and private collections around the world including Ripley’s Believe it or Not, the Boston Museum of Science, and the University of Oregon. Turner’s sculptures are visually engaging, using symmetry, repetition and intricate detail to balance the darker contemporary themes he explores such as the balance between nature and technology, mortality, the passage of time, and transportation. He resides in Eugene, OR.

James Deeb

James Deeb received an MFA from Western Michigan University in 1994. His paintings are darkly humorous and melancholy. He finds inspiration from artists Philip Guston and James Ensor the philosophical works of Friedrich Nietzsche.

rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : image of Controlling Identity, black and white artwork by Justin Diggle

“Controlling Identity,” by Justin Diggle

Justin Diggle

Justin Diggle currently teaches at the University of Utah. He holds a B.A. in Fine Art from Bristol Polytechnic, UK and an M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University. He has exhibited national and internationally. His work is based around the theme of Surveillance and contains a series of etchings and several laser engraved screen-prints.

An exhibit reception will be held on Friday, August 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.

rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : image of "Smoke and Mirrors," 30" x 30" red and black abstract acrylic painting on canvas by Alx Fox

“Smoke and Mirrors,” 30″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas by Alx Fox


rogue gallery august 2016 exhibits news : Image of Defiance, 40" x 30" Abstract Acrylic painting on Canvas by Alx Fox

Defiance, 30″ x 40″ Abstract Acrylic on Canvas

Paintings by Alx Fox

August 12 – September 9, 2016

Reception: Friday, August 19, 5–8pm

On view are abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings by regional artist Alx Fox. The artist uses strong brushwork and bold colors to create emotionally expressive and breathtaking paintings.

Regional artist Alx Fox masterly creates abstract paintings with amazing use of color, movement, and line. Her expression of color in the exhibit is full and varied and includes works in strong warm reds, oranges, and yellows as well as more muted works in grays, soft blues, and gentle pinks. Alx Fox studied photography, art history and design at Barat College, in Lake Forest, Ill. She was President of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists from January 2012 through 2014. Her work is in private collections worldwide and has been showcased in many national shows. She conducts workshops throughout the United States.

An exhibit reception will be held on Friday, August 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.


A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., August 14, 2016 at the SOU Student Union in Ashland.

Jay Carlton Mullen passed away peacefully July 16, 2016 in Medford with his family nearby. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Jo Mullen; son, Tobey Mullen; daughter, Molly Jo Mullen; son-in-law, Dan Mullen; daughter, Dinah Mullen Linville; son-in-law, Rich Linville; and five grandchildren, Eleanor Mullen, Devon Linville, Lucille Linville, Grant Linville, and Gyllian Mullen; his sister, Marilyn Snowden; brother, Jack Mullen; and sister-in-law, Jennifer Angelo.

Memorial contributions requested to support The Rogue Gallery Education Fund, 40 S. Bartlett, Medford. Donations can be given online at


Two art classes for adults this month that you will not want to miss!

Matt Board Cutting Sessions with Dan Innes on Thursday August 18th

Session two: 1:00-2:30pm
Session three: 3:30-5:00pm

Become a master of cutting matt boards in this informative and simple session. Only two spots left!

Plein Air with Lane Hall

Image of Hillcrest Oak, a painting by Lane Hall

“Hillcrest Oak” by Lane Hall

Friday August 19th and Saturday August 20th from 11am-2pm

This two day workshop led by award winning artist Lane Hall will inspire you to paint in the style of plein air by guiding you through simple techniques in the Rogue Gallery’s garden. Space is limited!

See class descriptions <<HERE>>
Register <<HERE>>


Gallery & Volunteer Coordinator Kate Marrocco has left the Rogue Gallery to accept a position with Lifetouch as a photographer. We thank her for her time and contributions to Rogue Gallery and wish her the best of luck in her new position.


The Members’ Gallery drop-off is coming soon! Drop-off three new pieces to be juried Friday August 26, 10-5pm or Saturday, August 27, 2016, 11-3pm. 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional work welcomed! Two dimensional work must be ready to hang with a wire on the back. Full submission details and forms are available at


The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit

Eyes to Burma Benefit Concert


Featuring recent NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Jeff Pevar, Inger Nova Jorgensen, & LOVEBITE

Eyes to Burma and LOVEBITE are pleased to announce a benefit concert to raise funds for ETB’s projects in Mae Sot, Thailand.


Eyes to Burma Benefit Concert, Featuring LoveBite“The work that Eyes to Burma does is profound, an immeasurable act of kindness that goes beyond the call of everyday humans in this chaotic world. Fred Stockwell and Eyes to Burma are directly helping people to live better and expand their lives in a way that is making a true difference, we applaud and support their efforts with enthusiasm.”

– Jeff Pevar and Inger Jorgensen


This concert is an important collaboration for Eyes to Burma and the band, a result of the strong ties between the direct aid non-profit and the Ashland community. Ashland is the heart of Eyes to Burma, with locals funding more than half of its budget. Founder Fred Stockwell returns to the area annually to share progress with supporters as well as stories of the Burmese community members’ trials and triumphs. Fred will speak at noon on Sunday Sept 18 at the Unitarian Center to share the most recent project updates in a free presentation open to the community.

Flyer for Eyes to Burma Q&A with Fred Stockwell, September 18, 2016Guitarist Jeff Pevar and vocalist Inger Jorgensen have been aware of Eyes to Burma over the years, and decided they wanted to help by using their music to raise awareness and funds. Jeff and Inger will be opening with a duet, followed by original music and select covers performed by LOVEBITE.

Jeff Pevar will be performing for the Ray Charles Ultimate Tribute in August at the Hollywood Bowl, and directly following the benefit concert for ETB, Pevar will be performing in California at the Monterey Jazz Festival with Maceo Parker, Christian McBride, Phillip Bailey and members of the original Ray Charles Orchestra including Jeff and friend, Morris Pleasure (Ray Charles, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Michael Jackson).

Eyes to Burma is a community-based, non-profit that works daily with a vibrant community of Burmese migrant workers and economic refugees on the Thai/Myanmar border. The funds raised by this Ashland event and the organization’s online crowd-funding efforts will support ETB’s continued success with its education, basic health, transportation, and emergency assistance projects. ETB was founded by Ashlander Fred Stockwell with help from volunteers who formed its Board of Directors and established it as a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Image showing members of the band LoveBite

LOVEBITE includes guitarist Jeff Pevar (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ray Charles, Marc Cohn, Rickie Lee Jones, David Foster, Bette Midler, Joe Cocker, & many more) along with Soul, R&B & Rock vocalist Inger Nova Jorgensen, 10-year veteran “Blue Man Group” drummer Matthew Kriemelman, celebrated guitarist Paul Turnipseed, and Funk/Rock bassist Jacob Ackerman.


Jeff and Inger are available for interviews regarding their careers and interest in supporting Eyes to Burma. Email: [email protected]



Also available at The Music Coop and Hilltop Music Store, Ashland



Eyes to Burma Links:





Jeff Pevar’s Website:


LOVEBITE Facebook page:



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SOHS Presents Tales From the Collections: Artists of the Rogue Valley

Tales From the Collections: Artists of the Rogue Valley

Dorland Robinson

Everyone knows that Peter Britt was a photographer, but did you know that he was also a painter? Learn about the early artists, and also contemporary artists of the Rogue Valley at the next Tales from the Collection event on Saturday, September 26 from 10a-noon at 106 N. Central in Medford.

The Rogue Valley has a long history showcasing local artistic talent. SOHS has the paintings that Britt created from photographs, Dorland Robinson’s moody, subtle works, and artifacts from Eugene Bennett’s studio. Historian Dawna Curler, Archivist Pat Harper and local artists Bruce Bayard and Ann DiSalvo will talk about art created in the 1800s through the 2000s at the next Tales event and also explain how the Rogue Galley and Art Center has played such an important role in the region.

The Library and Archives at the SOHS History Center will be open for free research from noon-2p following the Tales event.

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation Benefit

The Cosmos Room (formerly Applegate Room)
at the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites – the place to be!
 Thurs., Sept. 24th for the Masterpiece Benefit Evening
Brian Jekel art
Healing the Blind Man by Brian Jekel
benefiting the programs and projects of
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation
as it Visually Communicates Christ to Culture through Fine Art
Gallery of Appetizers and Desserts, Art Exhibit, Silent auction, “Minis and More” Art Sale, Membership Launch and the newest updates of the proposed Magna Deo project
6:30 p.m.
$30 per guest or $240 table host of 8
Buy Tickets online here until Sept. 16th
or mail your check to MCFAF by Sept. 16th. 17575 Hwy 66. Ashland. OR. 97520
Ashland Hill Hotel and Suites
2525 Ashland St. (Hwy. 66) Ashland, Oregon. Just east of Hwy. 5
Questions: [email protected] or call 541-601-7496
Reflections on 2015 Conferences and Workshops
From Artists to Artists
As many of you know, for a decade now, Masterpiece has had an ongoing mission to train up emerging artists to the glory of God through its conferences and workshops.  My name is Jennifer, and I’ve been a participant in the Christian Artist Conferences and other events hosted by Masterpiece Christian Fine Art Foundation since I was in my senior year of high school. Nearly ten years later, I can definitely say this organization has been a huge part of my personal growth and development both as an artist and as a believer in Christ.                     Jennifer – Central Point, Oregon
“God has been greatly magnified in me since the workshop. I have learned who I am in Christ and it has changed my walk with Him. Seeing miracles happen!”
Ellen – Pensacola, Florida

“It’s one thing to study with great artists.  You learn a lot of fantastic skills and insights ..and all that which is very valuable.  But there’s something that goes beyond it and that’s something I was starving for even just in our church community…what’s the reason for my life?.  I have a calling now more than ever to do it to see what God can do through me and that’s something I’ve never had before. ”    Kenneth – Medford, Oregon

And more at our Facebook site for artists
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation 
[email protected]
541-601-7496 |

Vote now for People’s Choice winners, Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show

Early morning on the Coquille River. Photo by Robert Miller.

Early morning on the Coquille River. Photo by Robert Miller.

Bandon, OR– Vote for your favorites in the Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show, on display now on the Coquille River boardwalk, First Street SE, in Old Town Bandon.

The 2015 show, Coastal Creatures–Real or Imagined, features 270 works by more than 400 students and adults. The show represents Oregon Coast artists from Seaside to Brookings, and inland to Roseburg. Find paintings, multimedia and sculptural pieces displayed on the boardwalk railing and inside the picnic shelter.

The unique open-air gallery presents creative work against one of Bandon’s most scenic backdrops: find realist paintings of sea life framed by the ebb and flow of the Coquille River, and see illustrations of fabled sea creatures with the lighthouse in the background. The display area spans the boardwalk from the boat basin overlook to the boat launch.

All works are created on weatherproof plywood. Paint is the most common medium. But, this year’s entries delivered some surprises, including photography and sculpted wood.

The boardwalk show will continue through Bandon’s annual Cranberry Festival, the second week of September. Choose up to three favorites, and cast your People’s Choice vote at Bandon Bait & Tackle, 110 First St. SE, through September 11. Attend the art show awards at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, at the Port of Bandon Amphitheater, on the boardwalk.

The show is managed by the Port of Bandon and curated by Bandon artists Ava Richey and Shawn Tempesta.