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What’s on the Easel for Spring? Dana Feagin Art News – March 2017

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Watercolor Classes with Linda Abblett

Watercolor Classes with LInda Abblett - image of watercolor class flyer

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Interview with Dana Feagin and Kat von Cupcake on Main Street Vegan

Thank you Main Street Vegan for sharing this Q & A with Kat von Cupcake and me, by Midge Raymond!

Love Rhymes with Everything: New book by vegan artist and poet raises money for animal rescue

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Fix and Finish Workshop at Rogue Gallery

Fix and Finish Workshop at Rogue Gallery

Starting this Saturday, Rogue Gallery & Art Center is offering my new Fix & Finish workshop. It’s going to be very hands-on and completely customized to each student. Bring previous work that needs some help and/or unfinished work. I can also guide you with a new project that you may be having trouble figuring out how to start.

Here’s the info:

Fix and Finish with Silvia Trujillo

Saturdays and Sundays March 4, 5, 11 & 12, 3-5pm
For all skill levels, Members $75, Non-Members $90
Do you have a painting that you don’t know how to finish? Let local artist Silvia Trujillo help revive your art! During her Fix and Finish workshop, Silvia will lead an evaluation of students’ work, then give individual guidance in improving and completing the artwork throughout the sessions.

*** At this time there is still space available…. sign up through Rogue Gallery.

Thanks for your time,

Silvia

PS. Keep an eye out for the next workshop in the Spring: Painting Clouds and Skies!

Below are a few cloud and sky paintings. The first one—very large 60″x40″—is in the middle stages and is the first of a diptych commissioned by the Oregon Retina Center in Medford.

website: http://silviatrujillo.com
blog: http://silviatrujillo.com/blog/

Painting in progress by Silvia Trujillo
Ancient Beginnings, oil painting of a New Mexico landscape by Silvia Trujillo. © Copyright 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art
Wind Sculptures, oil painting by Silvia Trujillo. © Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art
Crescent Moon with Trees and Shadows, painting by Silvia Trujillo, 2017.

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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

“Love Rhymes with Everything” Book Event & Sanctuary One Benefit – Sunday, February 26th at South Stage Cellars

Join us at South Stage Cellars in Jacksonville this Sunday from 1:30 – 3:30 to celebrate the release of my book “Love Rhymes with Everything: Animal Ruminations Through Poetry and Paintings”, published by Ashland Creek Press. This 126 page, full color, 8 x 8 inch soft cover book features my animal paintings alongside poetry written for the animals by Kat von Cupcake. All proceeds from book sales at this event will benefit Sanctuary One. Can’t make it to the event, but want a signed copy of our book? You can order that here & all proceeds still benefit animal charities.

 

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Linda Abblett Show at GoodBean in March

linda abblett show at goodbean coffee : Travels Collection : Ready to Roast, Travels Paintings by Linda Abblett : Watercolor painting of baskets filled with chestnuts ready to roast and a gunny sack filled with chestnuts by Linda Abblett. Original 22" x 15" $900; giclee 22" x 14.5" $130

“Ready to Roast,” Original Watercolor Painting
22″ x 15″

I will be showing my original watercolor paintings (and maybe a giclee or two) at GoodBean Coffee this year! My show begins March 1 and continues through March 31. I’m not yet sure which paintings I will bring, but there will be a selection of framed paintings from the pieces you see on my website. I hope you will find time to stop by and enjoy a cup of the GoodBean’s wonderful coffee and a treat from their bakery while you enjoy my work. If one of my paintings captures your heart, please contact Hannah West, the GoodBean’s art curator, at 541-899-2012 or email [email protected] to inquire and to make your purchase.

If you find that one of my paintings captures your heart, please contact Hannah West, the GoodBean’s art curator, at 541-899-2012 or email [email protected] to inquire and to make your purchase. You might be interested to know that one of the things I love about showing at the ‘Bean (as it’s affectionately called) is they do not take a percentage of the sale price! Many galleries charge 40% or even more. However, the owners of the GoodBean have never intended to profit from the art that’s shown in their café, and they leave it to the artist’s discretion as to whether and how much they might want to donate to Mrs. West for her efforts.

The GoodBean is located at 165 South Oregon St. Jacksonville, OR 97530. Currently, their hours are 6am-6pm.

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Medford Sneak Preview Poll – Pegi Smith is Favorite Local Artist

Medford Sneak Preview Choose Pegi Smith favorite local artist

In a recent Medford Sneak Preview poll, their readers named Pegi Smith Favorite Local Artist in the February 2017 issue! She is so grateful to receive this kind of recognition from local art enthusiasts. Smith is in good company too—congratulations to Cheryl D. Garcia and Julie Veronneau, who also made the list.

Medford Sneak Preview Poll : Image of a clipping from the Medford Sneak Peek, declaring Pegi Smith to be Southern Oregons Favorite Artist

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Dana Feagin Art News – February 2017

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