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For those of you who have been eyeing these particular prints,…

For those of you who have been eyeing these particular prints, here’s a heads up that there are only a few left in my limited edition run. Five of the beetle and three of the Passion flower. I won’t be making more so get em while you can! 💜
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Another Story from my Upcoming Book

Here is another sample story from my upcoming book, an example of the true (and sometimes pretty harrowing) stories that will be incorporated into my memoirs. I’m so excited about this memoir editing project and hope you will visit my GoFundMe campaign to learn more!

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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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Visit www.ashlandost.com for more information and a map of the participating studios.

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October 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

October at Art du Jour Gallery:

IN THE SALON

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

UP FRONT

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!    

ON OUR FEATURE WALL

“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

 October                        3 2017 artblast Alx Fox    
Detail of DARK MOON IN AUTUMN by Alx Fox

NEW EXHIBIT! 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

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.

IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

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

ADULTS

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.
Register Here >>

YOUTH

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.

Art & Soul Gallery Featured Artist for October – First Friday Event, October 6th, 5-8PM

Join Kat von Cupcake and me during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk for a celebration of the animals at the “Love Rhymes with Everything” Art Show on October 6th from 5 – 8PM!

 

This show features a mix of original paintings & framed prints paired with poetry by Kat von Cupcake, written from the animal’s perspective – as well as our book with the same title, published by local boutique publisher, Ashland Creek Press.

 

The opening reception includes select poetry readings and discussion about the animals behind the artwork at 6:30PM. Kat and I will also be available to personalize books – which would make the perfect holiday gift for the animal lover in your family!  And, of course, there will be wine and snacks too.

 

100% of sales proceeds from this show will be donated to Sanctuary One, a non-profit care farm & animal sanctuary in Jacksonville, OR. Sanctuary One t-shirts and sweatshirts will also be available for purchase during First Friday.

 

This show runs through October 29th if you are unable to make it in for First Friday.

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Ashland Gallery Association October 2017 Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, October 6th from 5 to 8 pm! 

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation! 

Hop on the First Friday Trolley!  The trolley will run from 5:00 to 10:00 PM and travel around downtown to the Plaza, Historic Railroad District and out to the Schneider Museum and CVA Galleries.

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the October Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

October Spotlight Exhibits

Hanson Howard Gallery

Drawing on the Dream: Original Prints & Book Signing by Denise Kester & Illustrated Ceramics by Julia Janeway,

Drawing on the Dream we will feature new original monoprints by Denise Kester and the vibrantly illustrated ceramics of Julia Janeway. Drawing on the Dream is the title of Denise Kester’s new book about her creative process and the characters that populate her dreams and her images.

Denise’s book will be available for purchase and signing during the artist reception on First Friday, October 6th 5-8 p.m. 

Show runs October 6th-November 1st.

Image caption:  Denise Kester, Guardian Angels Know How to Mend a Broken Heart,” monotype

Art & Soul Gallery

Love Rhymes with Everything: Animal Ruminations Through Poetry and Paintings” Oil paintings by Dana Feagin

This Art Show features whimsical animal paintings & framed prints by Dana Feagin, paired with poetry by Kat von cupcake, written from the animal’s perspective. These paintings and poems, among others, are also featured in Dana and Kat’s book with the same title, published by Ashland Creek Press. The opening reception during Ashland’s First Friday on October 6th, will include select poetry readings and discussion about the animals behind the artwork at 6:30PM.  100% of sales proceeds from this show will be donated to Sanctuary One, a non-profit care farm & animal rescue organization in Jacksonville.

The paintings will be on view from October 3 through October 29, 2017.

Dana Faegan King of Hearts

Image caption:  The King of Hearts,” oil painting by Dana Feagin

Ashland Art Center

Glass art and demonstration by Dan Seffinger

Ashland based glass artist Daniel Seffinger will be displaying his glass art as featured gallery artist for the month of October.  He will hold a demonstration on First Friday, October 6th, from 5:30-7:30 in the AAC classroom.  Dan will discuss the processes he utilizes in making his kiln formed glass canes, murrines and stringers that are used as design elements in a number of his art pieces. Using glass stringers, people will have the opportunity to experiment with their own design lines in order to see what kinds of tapestry patterns they create.  Daniel will also show the individual stages involved in the process of producing kiln formed glass canes and murrines that are used as design elements in his art pieces.

“Sunrise”, glass tapestry bowl by Dan Seffinger

Image caption: “Sunrise”, glass tapestry bowl by Dan Seffinger

Schneider Museum of Art

Fall Exhibitions at the Schneider Museum of Art

Exhibitions on View: October 6th – December 16th, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

The Schneider Museum of Art presents Nathaniel Meade and Loren Munk, both from Brooklyn, NY and the late Clifford Wilton, who lived and worked in Ashland, OR, to present solo exhibitions with complimentary brochures alongside Highlights of the Permanent Collection. Our fall exhibitions and programming are generously supported by a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant.

Entry Gallery

Loren Munk: PAINTING about THINKING about PAINTING 

Treehave Gallery

Nathaniel Meade: The Wait 

Clifford Wilton Exhibition 

Main Gallery

Highlights of the Permanent Collection

View a selection of work from the Museum’s permanent collection with many of these selections in conversation with the exhibiting artists, Nat Meade, Loren Monk and Clifford Wilton. Patrons may view work by Alexander Calder, Waldo Pierce, David Siqueiros, Jack McLarty, Nelson Sandgren, Dale Chiluly and others.

The exhibitions will be complemented with published essays of the work by writers Allen Frame, Thomas Micchelli and Nicholas Wilton. Please see the Museum website, sma.sou.edu for additional programs such as First FridaysFREE Family Days and Tuesday Tours, drop in docent-led tours of the exhibition held every Tuesday at 12:30 PM.

Loren Munk, “The Pollock Matrix” (2009) oil on linen, 20 x 30 inches

Image caption: Loren Munk, “The Pollock Matrix” (2009) oil on linen, 20 x 30 inches

GoFundMe.com Campaign to Fund a Book Editor

Hi Friends, Family and Collectors!

I have just started a GoFundMe.com campaign. Through this campaign, I hope to find an editor for my memoir and to raise the funds I need to pay him or her. Please read on to find out why this is so important to me, and why I need help to complete this project.

Wendy’s Memoir Needs an Editor

I have been working on a book for many years. Many people have asked me to write a memoir, and I want to tell my story.

As a jewelry designer and artist, I had a fantastic career in the 1970s–1980s. Many said I was number ONE in my field! I was on Oprah Winfrey’s show as her favorite jewelry designer, had more than seven Vogue covers, and enjoyed tons of press all over the world. The Walt Disney Company gave me a license to produce the characters from Disney as jewelry, scarves, and more. In 1990, we were making 3 million dollars a year and I had 45 employees. Disney also granted me a license for the Wizard of OZ. Creating these pieces was so much fun and the collection sold out. We designed a Wizard of OZ scarf which I still list on eBay.

All the details of my amazing rise to success and why we went out of business is in my book. I even tell the story behind my invitation to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show.

GoFundMe.com campaign to raise funds for Wendy Gell's autobiography

A few years ago, Vera Wang called and asked me to do a tiara for her perfume princess. It appeared in many print ads as well as on TV. It was a rental, so after the shoot was over, they returned my crown and I sold it to a girl—also named Wendy—in Australia through eBay.

GoFundMe.com campaign to raise funds to pay Wendy Gell's autobiography editor
Why Wendy Needs Help to Pay for a Book Editor

This year I got very sick. I had an intense surgery with many complications and was in the hospital for a whole month. For three weeks I was on a feeding tube in my stomach. At one point I had a hemorrhage in my esophagus and violently vomited blood. All I could think of was that I never finished my book, and what would happen to all my art and jewelry, for which I had never made arrangements?

I didn’t know then if I would live or die.

My emotions were so close to the surface that all I could do was write. I filled up several spiral notebooks, writing about my life and my dreams. After returning home from the hospital, I started organizing it into chapters. Now I am ready for an editor.

The first person I thought might work out called me back to say she didn’t think she should take the job, as it was too avant garde for her.

Thanks G-d, I am getting well again, and starting to eat more solid food, so I am looking for an editor and the money to pay him or her.
GoFundMe.com campaign to raise fund to pay for editing of Wendy Gell's amazing life story as a high-end fashion jewelry designer

Behind the Scenes, Wendy’s Secret Battle with Mental Illness

The hidden undercurrent beneath this amazing career was my battle with mental illness. No one knew about this at the time. Living with bipolar disorder has presented many challenges, but under medication I’m quite happy and stable. Panic disorder and a suicidal nature complicated my life, and I was hospitalized twice after suicide attempts.

For many years, I was afraid to tell my true story, but now I want to. Many people have the same struggle and I am not ashamed about it any more.

I have experienced so much love and appreciation and live in gratitude for what I have. I’m so happy now and grateful for my life. I want to share my story with you.

Here is one of my classic folded cuffs, featured in a Detroit newspaper when I did a trunk show there. Wendy Gell GoFundMe.com campaign

Pictured here is one of my classic folded cuffs, featured in a Detroit newspaper when I did a trunk show there.

Help Wendy Pay an Editor for Her Memoir and Receive Her Book

Below is a pdf file of a chapter from my book. When you read it, you will see why I want so much to share the story of my life, and also why I need help editing the project.

Anyone who donates to my fund will get an autographed copy of my book and so much gratitude from my heart for being an important supporter of my project.

Love,
Wendy

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Pollinator Art Reception @ The Pollination Place

Pollinator Art Reception @ The Pollination Place

Ten local artists are displaying and selling their artwork to benefit Pollinator Project Rogue Valley’s Buzzway Corridor

Please join us for refreshments, art viewing and short talks from the artists about their work in our new offices at 107 W. First St. in Phoenix, Oregon

Wednesday September 27 from 6 to 8 pm

Pollinator Art Reception @ The Pollination Place

For more information call Catie Faryl at

Center for Creative Change  535-1854

Southern Oregon Plein Air Competition, 2017

On the last weekend of June this summer, artists from across the region convened in the Rouge Valley for an annual frenzy of paint, camaraderie and friendly competition. They changed the rules slightly this year but what didn’t change was that all put out their best work and were deservedly recognized. Here are my three paintings from the event.

“Lupines & Poppies” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Lupines & Poppies

12.5×12.5
Oil on cradled hardboard
$495

 

 

 

 


 

“Drawn to Water” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Drawn to Water

12×12
Oil on cradled hardboard
$495

 

 

 

 

 

 


“Mountain Medicine” © Copyright 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Mountain Medicine

8×8
Oil on cradled hardboard
$195

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