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Rogue Gallery & Art Center Main Gallery Exhibit Strokes of Light

        

 

STROKES OF LIGHT:

Photographs by Kristen Beck, Rich Bergeman, Jim Curtis, Nomeca Hartwell, & Paul Jorizzo

August 9–September 20, 2019 reception: Friday, August 16, 5:30–8pm

Nomeca Hartwell Selma Storm

Nomeca Hartwell “Selma Storm”

Northwest artists Kristen Beck, Rich Bergeman, Jim Curtis, Nomeca Hartwell, & Paul Jorizzo use cameras to explore their individual visions. This exhibit represents the diverse approach of photography in art. Images include mysterious landscapes, celestial night skies, abstract architecture, and people of foreign lands.

Nomeca Hartwell Lake Selmac Moon_Stars_and Jupiter

Nomeca Hartwell “Lake Selmac Moon, Stars, and Jupiter”

Kristen Beck has lived in the Rogue Valley for the past forty years. She loves taking pictures, capturing that blink in time.  Her photography includes street photography, astrophotography to abandoned sites, landscapes and wildlife.  She believes you can finds beauty in everything if you just look. Rich Bergeman has been creating photographic works for over thirty years. He has used all manner of cameras and processes including silver, platinum, and Polaroid to pinhole. He now works in the infrared spectrum. Jim Curtis has a BA in Art and Industrial art from California State University at Fresno. His inspiration in this exhibit is from the dock at Port Orford on the Oregon Coast. He seeks to presents abstract images that emerge from the chaffed, rusted hulls and rudders of the ships in the port. Nomeca Hartwell has worked with a camera for over sixty years. For twenty-eight years, she worked at the Fire Lookout in the Southwest District of Oregon. The remote location of the Fire Lookout gave her time to practice her photographic skills and experience wonderful sunrises and sunsets. Paul Jorizzo explores places that are less traveled. His images were taken in remote areas of Ethiopia, Bolivia, Vietnam, and Kiribati. Through his travels, he seeks to know more about the local peoples’ culture and their daily life. His experiences in these locations have reinforced his perceptions of the sincerity and generosity among the people who have a simpler way of living.

Jim Curtis_Tsunami III

Jim Curtis “Tsunami III”

Refreshments from Harry & David will be served at the reception.

Art du Jour Gallery Features Artist Winnifred Liang and More August 2019

art du jour augist newsletter
News for Art du Jour August 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is featuring the work of Winnifred Liang for August, while Sheri Dinardi will be our guest artist in the Salon through September.  Musical entertainment for Third Friday on August 16 is yet to be determined and will be announced at a later date on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Featured Artist Winnifred Liang

"The Russian Peasants", oil on canvas by Winnifred Liang. Digital image provided by artist

“The Russian Peasants”, oil on canvas by Winnifred Liang. Digital image provided by artist

“Kinetic Motion” abstract expressionism oil on canvas by Winnifren Liang. Digital image provided by the artist

Winnifred Liang’s art exemplifies her diversity. Born in Malaysia of Chinese ancestry, she lived and was educated in Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the US.  Winnifred studied classical piano in all three locations, and earned undergraduate degrees in oil painting, drawing, art history, and business administration. Graduate degrees in geography, and urban and regional planning. She worked as a land use/environmental planner in the private and public sectors, and as an adjunct geography professor in the community college and California State University systems.

Upon retiring in 2012, she returned to painting and now works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, charcoal, pencil, and pastels. She also taught a drawing class at the Haggin Museum, Stockton.

Winnifred has won several awards and exhibited in various art galleries and public arenas in California. She exhibited her work in Calaveras County Arts Council, Aloft Gallery, Umpqua Bank, Calaveras County Annual Fairs, and various vineyards in the Calaveras County. She won first and second awards at the 2015 County fairs. She was a feature artist at the Lodi Performing Arts Center, and at the Lodi public library. She has recently relocate to Medford and won a ribbon for her watercolor painting at the Southern Oregon Society of Artists. Her artistic expressions, closely related to her extensive musical and geography backgrounds, reflect her love for nature.

Note from AdJ:  In an earlier press release this artist was announced as Winnifred Wilson. While she goes by both names a bit of confusion ensued when her bio information was submitted to us. We regret any mistakes that may have been passed along due to this error in communication.

Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi in Salon August through September

"Moments of Reflection", by Sheri Denardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

“Moments of Reflection”, by Sheri Denardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

“Becoming”, by Sheri Dinardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

Sheri Dinardi writes that her home in Jacksonville is a constant source of inspiration due to the surrounding beauty. She began studying oil portrait painting with Richard McKinley and later attended workshops with Frank Covino, studying Old Master techniques. Later she continued her education through workshops with Dan Gerhartz, Michael Malm, JoAnn Peralta, and many others. She also learns from “really great” painting videos, attends local art academies and life painting sessions.

The focal piece in this exhibit is “A Moment of Reflection”, her most recent gallery type work which was accepted last summer for the Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Exhibition in Boulder Colorado. About this painting Sheri writes, “I hoped to capture her momentary pause as she reflected. This girl seemed deep in thought as she twirled her long curls with her fingers. Only she knows what she was pondering. ” In our hurried lives where we are rapidly moving from one thing to the next and the next, juggling balls, answering calls and checking for what is next on the to-do list. More than ever, we need times of quiet… no expectation, just a time to rest, find peace and inspiration in simpler things.

Just a few minutes in the cool of the early morning on the porch, awaiting the sunrise can fill your soul. The chorus of birds in the trees seems to crescendo in anticipation of the sunrise marking the new day. So it is also in moments in our day when we observe life and the lives around us taking place… a conversation with a friend… time with a loved one or even a treasured pet.

 Much of my work is contemplative and along this theme I will choose the work for this exhibit, in hopes you, the viewer will find joy and inspiration in the works.”

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

Art du Jour is still actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our co-operative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event. Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM

July 2019 at Art du Jour Gallery in Medford

Art du Jour Gallery August 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is featuring the work of long time member Carol Sharp along with the classical painting of Charity Hubbard for the month of July.  Musical entertainment for Third Friday on July 19 will be announced at a later date on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Featured Artist Winnifred Wilson

"Kinetic Motion" abstract expressionism oil on canvas by Winnifren Wilson.

“Kinetic Motion” abstract expressionism oil on canvas by Winnifren Wilson. Digital image provided by the artist

Winnifred Wilson exemplifies diversity. Born in Malaysia of Chinese ancestry, she lived and was educated in Malaysia, the United Kingdom. and the U.S..  Winnifred studied classical piano in all three locations, and earned undergraduate degrees in oil painting, drawing, art history, and business administration. Graduate degrees in geography, and urban and regional planning. She worked as a land use/environmental planner in the private and public sectors, and as an adjunct geography professor in the community college and California State University systems.

Upon retiring in 2012, she returned to painting and now works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, charcoal, pencil, and pastels. She also taught a drawing class at the Haggin Museum, Stockton in 2011.

"The Russian Peasants", oil on canvas by Winnifred Wilson.

“The Russian Peasants”, oil on canvas by Winnifred Wilson. Digital image provided by artist

Winnifred has won several awards and exhibited in various art galleries and public arenas in California. She exhibited her work in Calaveras County Arts Council, Aloft Gallery, Umpqua Bank, Calaveras County Annual Fairs, and various vineyards in the Calaveras County. She won first and second awards at the 2015 County fairs. She was a feature artist at the Lodi Performing Arts Center, and at the Lodi public library. She has recently relocate to Medford and won a ribbon for her watercolor painting at the Southern Oregon Society of Artists. Her artistic expressions, closely related to her extensive musical and geography backgrounds, reflect her love for nature.

Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi in Salon August through September

"Moments of Reflection", by Sheri Denardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

“Moments of Reflection”, by Sheri Dinardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

Sheri Dinardi lives in Jacksonville, Oregon, a constant source of inspiration from the surrounding beauty. She began studying oil portrait painting with Richard McKinley and later attended workshops with Frank Covino, studying Old Master techniques. Later she continued her education through workshops with Dan Gerhartz, Michael Malm, JoAnn Peralta, and many others. She also learns from really great painting videos, attends local art academies and life painting sessions.

"Becoming", by Sheri Dinardi.

“Becoming”, by Sheri Dinardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

The focal piece in this exhibit is “A Moment of Reflection”, her most recent gallery type work which was accepted last summer for the Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Exhibition in Boulder Colorado. About this painting Sheri writes, “I hoped to capture her momentary pause as she reflected. This girl seemed deep in thought as she twirled her long curls with her fingers. Only she knows what she was pondering. ” In our hurried lives where we are rapidly moving from one thing to the next and the next, juggling balls, answering calls and checking for what is next on the to-do list. More than ever, we need times of quiet… no expectation, just a time to rest, find peace and inspiration in simpler things.

Just a few minutes in the cool of the early morning on the porch, awaiting the sunrise can fill your soul. The chorus of birds in the trees seems to crescendo in anticipation of the sunrise marking the new day. So it is also in moments in our day when we observe life and the lives around us taking place… a conversation with a friend… time with a loved one or even a treasured pet.

Much of my work is contemplative and along this theme I will choose the work for this exhibit, in hopes you, the viewer will find joy and inspiration in the works.”

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

Art du Jour is still actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our co-operative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event. Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

Due to poor participation in our last few contests, the remaining People’s Choice exhibits previously announced for 2019 have been suspended until further notice. We regret any inconvenience to those who planned to enter.

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM

BUZZ! New Bee City USA Mosaic Unveiled in Talent

Have you seen the new mosaic

that was just unveiled in Talent?

Within the 32-foot-long mosaic simply titled “Talent: Bee City, USA” are tens of thousands of pieces and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers who worked for the past year and a half, according to Talent artist Karen Rycheck, who wore a purple “beehive” wig Saturday morning at the Talent Commons near City Hall, joining city officials in celebrating the completion of the 18-month project.  “It’s very much the community’s work,” Rycheck said. “I facilitated it, but I didn’t make it.” Photo by Andy Atkinson

Photo by Andy Atkinson/ Mail Tribune

 

Within the 32-foot-long mosaic simply titled “Talent: Bee City, USA” are tens of thousands of pieces and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers who worked for the past year and a half, according to Talent artist Karen Rycheck, who wore a purple “beehive” wig Saturday morning at the Talent Commons near City Hall, joining city officials in celebrating the completion of the 18-month project.

“It’s very much the community’s work,” Rycheck said. “I facilitated it, but I didn’t make it.”

Talent Bee City USA Mural  photo by Andy Atkinson, Mail Tribune

Detail, Talent Bee City USA Mural photo by Andy Atkinson, Mail Tribune

Bee City USA
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Winning Playwrights Announced for ANPF 2019

Ashland New Plays Festival Announces Winning Playwrights for ANPF 2019

https://www.ashlandnewplays.org/

Four new plays chosen for annual Fall Festival supporting new works for the stage

More info: https://www.ashlandnewplays.org/

Ashland, Oregon – In its 28thseason, Ashland New Plays Festival will present four playwrights’ new works at its flagship annual event ANPF 2019 from October 16–20 in Ashland at the Unitarian Center, 87 Fourth Street.

“I’m excited about our four winning plays and can’t wait to share them with audiences in October,” ANPF’s Artistic Director Kyle Haden said, “This was the deepest pool of finalists we’ve had in my tenure at ANPF, but these four plays stood out. The stories are all very different, but are all well-crafted and will stick with you.”

The ANPF 2019 winners are:

Starter Pistol by Michael Gotch

Michael Gotch for Starter Pistol

Michael Gotch for Starter Pistol

Synopsis: Deer season. Somewhere in a dying small town of Brave New America, an unsung mother, wife and breadwinner is making sure she and her family have enough venison chili to survive the approaching winter. But when a stranger comes to dinner, can they survive the secrets buried in their past and the reckoning to come?

Michael Gotch is a playwright, actor, director and teacher who lives in Delaware. He is a founding member of The REP, the professional resident company at the Roselle Center for the Arts at the University of Delaware, where he also teaches and has directed, written and performed in over 50 productions since its inaugural season. In addition to Starter Pistol’s selection at ANPF 2019, it was a semifinalist for both the 2019 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and the 2019 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. It will have a workshop and reading this fall at Westport Country Playhouse’s 2019 New Works Circle and will receive its world premiere in February of 2020.

Pelicans by David Johnston

David Johnston for Pelicans

David Johnston for Pelicans

Synopsis: Four men are gathered at the beach: a father, two adult sons and one grandson. They drink beer, crush cans, birdwatch and argue about global warming. They are awaiting the arrival of their cousin Margaret. She comes, carrying a beer in her purse and dragging an oxygen tank across the sand, setting in motion an absurd, dark comedy about death, family and home.

David Johnston is an award-winning playwright, librettist and screenwriter based in New York City. His plays and operas have been performed and read at the New Group, Moving Arts, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and more. He is a member of Actors Equity, Dramatists Guild, BMI Librettists Workshop, ASCAP, the Actors Studio’s Playwright/Director’s Workshop, Charles Maryan’s Playwrights/Directors Workshop, and is an alumni artist of American Lyric Theatre. Since 2012, David has been the executive director of Exploring the Metropolis, Inc., a NYC-based nonprofit focused exclusively on workspace issues for performing artists, organizations and facilities.

The Way North by Tira Palmquist

Tira Palmquist for The Way North

Tira Palmquist for The Way North

Synopsis: When a lost, cold and very pregnant young woman stumbles on to her rural homestead in the Minnesota wilderness, Freddy Hansondoesn’t hesitate to take her in. It’s the right thing to do, and as the county’s former Sheriff, Freddy has dedicated her life to protecting and serving others. But when her new guest turns out to be a Sudanese refugee making a run for the Canadian border, what it means to protect and to serve becomes a more complicated, and far more dangerous, question.

Tira Palmquist is known for plays that merge the personal, the political and the poetic. Based in Irvine, California, she teaches creative writing at the Orange County School of the Arts. She is a member of the Playwrights Union, the Anteaus Theater’s Playwrights Lab and the Dramatists Guild. She also works as a director and dramaturg, including at Seven Devils Playwright Conference, where she first developed The Way NorthThe Way North was also a finalist for the 2019 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the 2019 Blue Ink Playwriting Award, an honorable mention on the 2019 Kilroys List, and was part of the Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2019 Play-by-Play New Play Reading Series.

The Night Climber by Joshua Rebell

Joshua Rebell for The Night Climber

Joshua Rebell for The Night Climber

           

Synopsis: When a #MeToo op-ed piece about his affairs with female students goes viral, a beloved Ivy League college professor faces an impossible dilemma: save his job by coming clean, or save his relationship with his daughter, whose future is at risk over his admission of one particular long-ago affair—her mentor.

Joshua Rebell is a New York City based playwright and screenwriter. He is thrilled to be returning to ANPF – where his play Omission was a winner in 2012. Some of his other plays include Embraceable You (The Tamarind Theatre, Los Angeles), Gatsby in Hollywood (The Met Theatre, Los Angeles), Black Tie Affairs (The Met Theatre), and Preying On Puritans (Sacred Fools, Los Angeles). Additionally, his plays have received readings and workshops with Capital Repertory Theatre, the Ensemble Studio Theatre-L.A., and the Dorset Theatre Festival. Rebell is a graduate of Dartmouth College, a Stowe Story Labs alum, and a member of the Writers Guild and the Dramatists Guild.

The winning playwrights will travel to Ashland for the festival week with receptions, rehearsals, a playwriting workshop, and other festivities that culminate with dramatic readings of their plays.

ANPF offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to develop their previously unproduced works by providing skilled directors and world-class actors, many from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University’s Theatre Department, under guidance from ANPF’s artistic team and ANPF Host Playwright Beth Kander. Talkbacks with audiences follow each performance.

“The week I spent in Ashland [at the Fall Festival] was one of the best weeks in my life as a playwright,” said two-time ANPF-winning playwright Stephanie Alison Walker, “From the moment my play was selected for the festival, I felt like I was in good hands. Our team beautifully brought my play to life. The audiences were such careful listeners and so committed to sharing feedback. I left with more confidence in my play and many more friends than when I arrived.”

Ticket sales for ANPF 2019 will open to the public in September. ANPF members receive advance access and discounts on tickets. Visit www.ashlandnewplays.org to learn more about the Fall Festival and ANPF membership benefits. A special note to playwrights: script submissions for consideration at next year’s ANPF 2020 will open on July 15, 2019.

ANPF also sincerely congratulates the twelve finalists, listed below:

Harbor by Liz Appel

White Party by Brent Askari

This Holy and Unruly Cause by David Beardsley

The Captives by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich

Signature Photo by Michael Bucklin

Even Flowers Bloom In Hell, Sometimes by Franky Gonzalez

Up The Ladder, Down The Slide by David Valdes Greenwood

Last Dance by Suzanne Logan

Hitch by James McLindon

Visionaries by Mark Rigney

Pasado Mañana by Paul Stein

The Three O’Clock Briefing by Bo Wilson

Painting to Music

Artist Silvia Trujillo demonstrates live painting with music at Art & Soul Gallery

The Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland has always been a special place, one where I feel particularly at home showing my work. Now that the gallery is under new ownership by Peter Stone, it has become even more of a community space offering new ways to experience art.

Peter is always coming up with new ideas to engage our patrons, and this painting demo event was one of the best. We blocked out a Sunday afternoon in June to fill the gallery with music (performed by Peter himself) and “Live Painting”.

Have you ever attended a live painting event with music? If not I will try to describe it to you but you really must attend one yourself (stay tuned to the Art & Soul Gallery Facebook page to find out about future events). The atmosphere was meditative but energized, and though it was distracting to have people watch me paint, I was able to tune into the music and focus on the demonstration despite all the attention!

Artist Silvia Trujillo demonstrates alla prima technique

In this live painting session, I demonstrated the alla prima technique — how to start and finish a painting “all at once”.

Artist Silvia Trujillo live painting alla prima

I finished this oak painting and still had an audience, so I asked what they would like me to paint next. Someone requested aurora borealis, and I had just the right colors left on my palette to make it work. Voila, two paintings!!

 

"Oregon White Oak" ©2019 Silvia Trujillo

“Oregon White Oak” ©2019 Silvia Trujillo

 

"Aurora Borealis" ©2019 Silvia Trujillo

“Aurora Borealis” ©2019 Silvia Trujillo

Art Du Jour Gallery July 2019 News

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM
July 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is featuring the work of long time member Carol Sharp along with the classical painting of Charity Hubbard for the month of July.  Musical entertainment for Third Friday on July 19 will be announced at a later date on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Featured Artist Carol Sharp

Carol Sharp crocheted necklace. Image provided by the artist.

Carol Sharp crocheted necklace. Image provided by the artist.

Bob and Carol Sharp during 2018 featured artist exhibit at Art du Jour. Photo by Roy Musitelli

Bob and Carol Sharp during 2018 featured artist exhibit at Art du Jour. Photo by Roy Musitelli

Carol Sharp has been an artist since childhood. Professionally she has expressed her talent for art and design through her vocation as an interior designer. Over the years she has also pursued many different art forms including painting, collage, ceramics, and scrimshaw. For the past 10 years she has been designing jewelry. Her husband, Bob, is a silversmith and lapidary artist and together they have created an extensive line of handcrafted jewelry. Carol’s unique specialty is knitted and crocheted wire jewelry. She loves choosing the ingredients for each piece using gemstone nuggets, crystal beads, shells, pearls and many other natural elements.

“Sharing my love for art is exciting.” Carol writes. “I teach classes in crocheted and knitted wire jewelry and my husband, Bob, teaches silversmithing.  We both really enjoy the teaching process and our students bring us new ideas and perspectives, keeping our creations fresh and on trend.”

Guest Artist Charity Hubbard in Salon through July

Charity Hubbard painting titled "Sincerity". Image provided by the artist

Charity Hubbard painting titled “Sincerity”. Image provided by the artist

Charity Hubbard painting titled “Autumn Glory-Favell”. Image provided by the artist

Charity Hubbard writes that the regular exercise of painting from life enables her to better capture life, light and a truer sense of atmosphere, even when painting from life is not possible.

With a background in commercial art, she is trained in perspective and drafting, has illustrated by commission for architects and builders and rendered technical yet artistic architectural illustrations in a variety of mediums.  Her enjoyment of architectural elements is reflected in many of her paintings as well.  Current art pursuits gravitate towards fine art oil paintings of people, landscape and architecture and teaching.  She is also a member of Southern Oregon Society of Artists.

For more information on this artist go to her website at: www.charityhubbard.com

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

Art du Jour is still actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our co-operative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event. Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

Due to poor participation in our last few contests, the remaining People’s Choice exhibits previously announced for 2019 have been suspended until further notice. We regret any inconvenience to those who planned to enter.

Ashland’s First Friday, July 5th, from 5 to 8 pm

Join us for the holiday weekend festivities!

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday, July 5th, 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! 

July Spotlight Exhibits

Studio 151

Guest Artist Melissa Markell

July’s First Friday at the studio features a joint show of mixed media figures and wall art by Elizabeth York and works by guest artist Melissa Markell. Melissa’s work includes a Postcard Series consisting of vintage postcards cut apart and reassembled into 5” x 4” tiny stories told in color and imagery. Each collage rests on 15” x 11” watercolor paper. Also on exhibit are her abstract canvases of acrylic paint and alcohol inks plus some larger collages of texture and nature.

www.melissamarkell.com

The studio will be open on First Friday from 5-8, Saturday 7/6 11-2 and Sunday 7/7 12-2.

Image caption:  Melissa Markell, "RED HOT," collage on watercolor paper

Melissa Markell, “RED HOT,” collage on watercolor paper

 

Ashland Art Center

“Second Chances” featuring Linda Dixon

“Terrene Oneiric” featuring Aaron Taylor

Ashland Art Center represents over 70 artists in our gallery, working studios and our print, clay and photography co-operatives.  This month we will be featuring two artists whose shows will consist of mixed media works. 

Linda Dixon’s Show, “Second Chances,” explores the use of found objects paired with drawing, painting, collage and textures.  Linda’s pieces are developed around mundane objects, re-imagined and repurposed in mulit-dimensional environments. 

Aaron Taylor delves into multimedia painting and serigraph in his show, “Terrene Oneiric,” where he explores abstract line in relation to landscape and involves intuitive exploration of color and composition. Imaginative and dreamlike, this new body of work is intended to communicate a surreality for the viewer to experience in their own way.

Jennifer Davis with be our musical guest and Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room at Ashland Art Center will be pouring local wines and beer.

Image caption: Aaron Taylor, mixed media

Aaron Taylor, mixed media

Hanson Howard Gallery

Jimmie Nord, sculpture & Élan Chardin Gombart, paintings

Show runs July 5th – 30th

Opening Reception: July 5th, 5-8 pm

Jimmie Nord, an artist from Northern California, works out of his studio/garage in Eureka, CA. He works mainly in wood and metal. His work is a playful look into construction and the tools and equipment that are used. He pulls his ideas from past work experiences such as construction and working with the U.S Forest Service. Currently, Jimmie is a lecturer at Humboldt State University teaching 3D and 2D Foundations, Professional Practices, Ceramics, and Special Topics in Sculpture. He is also a board member of Morris Graves Museum of Art.

Élan Chardin Gombart received her BFA in visual design from the University of Oregon in 1995 via a circuitous route that included studies at The Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR, Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and The University of New Mexico. Élan is a partner at Hanson Howard Gallery.

The intuitive process and the visceral nature of visual language remain at the core of Élan’s creative practice.  Her most current paintings present dense layers of colors, textures and gestural marks with graffiti-like silhouettes of people and animals. They play with the age old past time of leaving our marks on walls.

Image caption: Élan Chardin Gombart, Let's Build More Ruins 4, acrylic on panel

Élan Chardin Gombart, Let’s Build More Ruins 4, acrylic on panel

Ashland Custom Frame

“It took me forever to find my Quetzal”  Monoprints by Marcy Greene

Due to the July 4th holiday we will be postponing our artist reception to Friday July 12th from 5-7 pm, but the art will be on display through all of July.

Marcy Greene’s process of creating art is a mysterious journey. She has come to revel in the wonder of listening in different ways – waiting for an image to reveal itself. Getting it “right” or “beautiful” is never the goal. The Muse is put off by artificial judgments. Creating art is a leap of faith.

Marcy Greene has been living, writing and painting in the Rogue Valley since 1981. Over time, she has come to revel in the wonder of seeing and listening in different ways–waiting for who or what shows up on the page, canvas or boards, to play. “Getting it right”, or “Making it Beautiful” shuts her down. She resorts to trickery; turning an artwork upside down; cutting a poem in half; fooling the ego to get it out of the way. Marcy will use anything at her fingertips; adding layers and layers of color to be scraped off, sanded and repainted. Her goal is to embrace a spirit of playfulness; a space expansiveness, no judgment, a place of no mistakes. You can find more of her artwork and studio space at The Ashland Art Center.

Devitt winery will be pouring a selection of their delicious wines from 5-7 pm, be sure to make it down for a sip!

Image caption: Marcy Greene, monoprint

Marcy Greene, monoprint

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

 

Please see attached “Spotlight Exhibits” and July Gallery Tour Map.

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Art Presence Art Center and Second Saturday Art Walk

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The Rogue Valley Biennial Exhibit, Classes, Camps, and Employment Opportunities

June 26 artblast Eileen Bowie
Detail of “Linda’s Rain” by Eileen Bowie

The Rogue Valley Biennial Exhibit Begins Friday, June 28

small Miles Frode The Pool SharkIN THE MAIN GALLERY

ROGUE VALLEY BIENNIAL
A Juried Exhibition of
Contemporary Art

June 28 – August 2, 2019

Reception:  Friday,  July 19, 5:30-8:00 pm

This biennial exhibit features artwork from local and regional artists, juried by David Masters and Janet Higgins. These new works present innovative, insightful, and thought provoking expressions of current events, art movements, or political issues. Exhibiting artists include Virginia Andrade, Bruce Bayard, Eileen Bowie, Susan Eileen Burnes, Ann DiSalvo, Pat Enos,
Miles Frode, Tom Glassman, Frieda Golding, Jay Gordon, Kelly Gratton, Nomeca Hartwell, Garry Hood,
Doug Iverson, Paul Jorizzo, Kristen Meriwether,
Richard Newman, Kristen O’Neill, Allen Smith,
Kim Sterling, Margaret Stermer-Cox, Joi Tripp,
Cherri Van Syoc, Meri Aaron Walker, Zoë West,
Eve Margo Withrow

Miles Frode “The Pool Shark”​

CLASSES IN THE ROGUE STUDIO


Drawing 101: Learning to See with David Terry
All skill levels welcome Pencil and charcoal
Tuesday-Thursday, July 16-18, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Whether you are a beginner wanting a good drawing foundation or an experienced artist wanting to sharpen your skills, David Terry will teach you traditional artist techniques to help you create drawings that accurately reflect what you see.

MEMBERS $140 NON-MEMBERS $160 * Materials List
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UPCOMING SUMMER CAMPS

Mix it up! Art Expressions with Samar Dawisha
for ages 6-10
Tuesday-Friday, July 9-12, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

In this exploratory class your child will be inspired to express themselves as an artist. Students will discover the endless possibilities of creating using pastels, watercolor, tempera paint, fabric, paper, and more!
MEMBERS $110 NON-MEMBERS $130, ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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ROGUE GALLERY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Rogue Gallery is hiring two staff positions.  If you enjoy art, variety, and creativity, working at the Rogue Gallery may be a good fit for you!
Art Education Program Manager
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Gallery Coordinator

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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 third Friday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

 

Rogue Gallery & Art Center
40 S. Bartlett Street
Medford, Oregon 97501