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House Increases NEA Funding by $2 Million!

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House Increases NEA Funding by $2 Million!

Tuesday night, the U.S House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee advanced legislation to fund the nation’s federal cultural agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

We are happy to report that under the leadership of Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Ranking Member Betty McCollum (D-MN), the Subcommittee allocated increases of $2 million to both the NEA and the NEH, bringing their budgets up to $155 million each for FY 2019. Thanks to your impactful grassroots advocacy work, this is the same appropriation level that we requested on Arts Advocacy Day this past March.

Up next, the full U.S. House Appropriations Committee will consider the bill next week before it moves on to the full House and then to the Senate. We’ll need to watch the progression diligently because weakening amendments or perhaps opportunities for even bigger increases can happen along the way as we move into the mid-term Congressional elections this November.

The voice of arts advocates was clearly heard. Help us keep pressure on Congress by contributing  to our Campaign to Increase Funding for the Arts in America.

Guild Hosts Conversation with with Acclaimed Artist & Educator, Jason Graham (Hip-Hop Name MOsley WOtta)

Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project offers unique and exciting conversation at Southern Oregon Guild

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Community Conversation to Explore “What We Risk – Creativity, Vulnerability, and Art”

Snacks & Social 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Interactive Program 4:00 – 5:30

Made Possible by Oregon Humanities Conversation Project

Free Program

Donations Appreciated

Pre-registration Helpful Call 541-5019

Location: Guild Gallery & Art Center at RCC, Kerby 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, OR

www.southernoregonguild.org [email protected] with Acclaimed Artist & Educator, Jason Graham (Hip-Hop Name MOsley WOtta – check him out on TEDx)

 

New Exhibits at Rogue Gallery May 2018

Main Gallery

Art in Bloom: Darla Baack, Vera Melnyk & Kathy Morawiec

Exhibit date: April 27–June 1, 2018

Reception Date: May 18, 2018

Darla Baack, Sun and Moon, Stained glass

Darla Baack, Sun and Moon, Stained Glass

 

This beautiful exhibit features works from three Northwest artists; Kathy Morawiec, who paints loose, lively, colorful flowers, Vera Melnyk, who produces mosaic of complex textures and patterns and Darla Baack, who creates luminous works in stained glass. The Rogue Gallery & Art Center celebrates Downtown Medford’s annual Art in Bloom Festival with an exhibit that features the beauty of spring. Stained glass by Darla Baack is luminous and meditative in its representation of the nature and the heavens. Vera Melynk’s bold abstract mosaics shimmer and reflect from the varied colors of stone, minerals, and glass she has acquired from her travels.    Kathy Morawiec paints large floral paintings that are as fresh and lively as the flowers they depict.

Community Gallery

Seductive Pathways: Photographs by Vivian McAleavey

Exhibit date: May 4–June 8, 2018

Reception Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Vivian McAleavey - Seductive Pathways

Vivian McAleavey, Going Home, Photo

 

Southern Oregon artist Vivian McAleavey has wandered the American West finding magical pathways suggesting possibilities and capturing nature’s ability to soothe and inspire. This exhibit includes photographs that are dreamy and mysterious of natural wonders throughout the west.

                                      Refreshments will be served at the reception on May 18, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Palette Knife Painting with Silvia Trujillo May 19, 2018

Last year’s palette knife class was such a huge success that I’m offering it again!

If you’ve never tried painting with a knife, it’s a whole new experience. Knife painting is very freeing – particularly for those of you who would like to loosen up a bit with your acrylic or oil paintings. You will achieve a richness of texture and color like no other. It’s a great way to explore your medium, expand your art language, and create something new, fresh, and different.

Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am–4:00 pm    

Silvia Trujillo teaches knife palette painting

Palette Knife Painting 
Acrylic/Oil
Discover the technique and secrets of applying paint directly onto canvas using a palette knife. With thorough instruction by Silvia Trujillo, you will develop skills that will enhance your work in value, design, and color harmony by adding luscious texture and rich color that will make your piece breathtaking.
MEMBERS $65, NON-MEMBERS $80

To register contact:

Rogue Gallery & Art Center
40 S. Bartlett Street
Medford, OR 97501
phone: 541-772-8118
website: www.roguegallery.org
Rogue Gallery & Art Center in downtown Medford Oregon promotes and provides for the study, development, exhibition, and appreciation of visual art. RGAC is a vital art hub in our community and offers regular exhibits and events, art classes and workshops for adults, teens, and kids. The Rogue Gallery and Art Center features the art work of artist members and offers membership and sponsorship opportunities.

Rogue Gallery and Britt Blend Music and Art May 18th

Art and Music have always gone well together…. and that is why the Rogue Gallery and Art Center 
and Britt Festival are excited to blend music and art this year!

Mark your calendars for May 18, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

for the Third Friday Downtown Medford Artwalk

Teddy Abrams will be at the Rogue Gallery to talk about his passion – music.

Teddy Abrams, Director and coinductor of the Britt OrchestraTeddy Abrams is a versatile musician and widely-acclaimed Director and Conductor of the Britt Orchestra. He plays the piano, clarinet and composes. A tireless advocate for the power of music, Abrams fosters interdisciplinary collaboration with organizations including the Louisville Ballet, the Center for Interfaith Relations, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Speed Art Museum, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

In addition on the May 18 Third Friday Art Walk, the Rogue Gallery will celebrate two new exhibits. The Main Gallery exhibit “Art in Bloom: Darla Baack, Vera Melynk & Kathy Morawiec” features Mosaics, Glass & Paintings. The Community Gallery exhibit “Seductive Pathways: Photographs by Vivian McAleavey” displays mysterious and beautiful photography. Come meet the talented artists of these exhibits!

Refreshments and wine will be served. Wine provided by Weisinger Family Winery. May 18th at 6:30 pm, Teddy will bring his keyboard and talk about music at the Rogue Gallery. Don’t miss this special event!

The Rogue Gallery wishes to thank the sponsor of this event:

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Discover Creative Ways To Up-Cycle, Add Color & Pizzazz To Old Textiles!

Discover Creative Ways To Up-Cycle, Add Color & Pizzazz To Old Textiles!

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Art Explorations Mini Workshop

Leather Painting with Angelus Paints

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Fee: $10 per person

Explore an exciting new realm of textile art: painting on leather! We will be using Angelus Leather Paints and Alcohol Inks to paint 3″ leather coaster rounds and scrap pieces. Supplies provided.

Pre-registration required. Space is limited to 10 students total.

Call or stop in and sign up today!

541.773.1444 

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Ashland Gallery Association May 2018 Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association May Spotlight Exhibits

Art & Soul Gallery

“Landmarks” – Oil paintings by Jenay Elder

Art sharpens our eyes to the world around us and tugs on our hearts. I have recently used a variety of techniques to create art. I often paint outdoors on the spot and I have started creating compositions in the studio based off plein air studies, photo references, sketches and notes. My motive is to depict different local landmarks and ideas that reflect my experience living in this inspiring area while attempting to convey something that is unseen. I am continually seeking out new experiences where I can form a philosophy to support my picture making while simultaneously honing my abilities and sensitivity. 

Please join us on May 4, 2018 from 5-8 PM at Art & Soul Gallery for a festive opening with Art, music, snacks and lively conversation.  Works will be exhibited through Sunday, May 27th.   For more information, please call Judy Richardson at 541-326-6960.

Image caption:  Jenay Elder, “Ashland Springs Hotel,” oil painting

Plein air painting of Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland Oregon by artist Jenay Elder

Gallerie Karon  

Artist as Poet Part ll

Examples of poetry and artwork by our artists will be on display side by side.

Artists are not often thought of as poets but in fact often are. Our April exhibit features both sides and includes new additions for the May exhibit.

The participating artists include Ken Deveney, Todd Davis, Steve Dieffenbacher and Amy Miller to name a few. Steve Dieffenbacher will lend us some of his wonderful on site sketchbooks with poetic notations as well as photographs. Todd Davis will show his poems with his photography and Amy Miller has origami poetry boxes along with her books. We have poetry books year round at the gallery. Ken Deveney is a true Renaissance Man – painter, poet, photographer and music composer. 

Painter Marc Chagall once said, ” Art seems to me to be a state of Soul more than anything else”, which is a good example of his lyric writing. 

Image caption: Marc Chagall, painting

Marc Chagall, painting

Photographers’ Gallery

John Kirk – photography

Photographer, John Kirk’s new show, “Looking Back” opens at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center Friday, April 6th during the 1st Friday Art Walk.  “Looking Back” is a retrospective of his favorite images from the past five years.

These images represent the painterly style he has developed and are some of his most popular photos.   John’s has numerous awards and his work is widely collected.

Image caption: John Kirk, “Take Me With You,” photograph

John Kirk, “Take Me With You,” photograph

Hanson Howard Gallery

Lewis Anderson, Marly Eidsness & James Hutchinson:  photography, sculpture and works on paper

Lewis AndersonMarly Eidsness and Jamie Hutchinson will be featured in May.  In this exhibit which includes photography, painting and metal sculpture each artist introduces us to new visions of the world through delicate and thoughtful fabrication and invention.  Join us for an artist reception on Friday, May 6th, 5-8 pm.  Show runs May 6th-29th.

Lewis Anderson accurately describes his art as being somewhere between photography and painting, somewhere between East and West, somewhere between contemporary and ancient. The images invite the viewer to explore quiet moments in diverse, invented landscapes full of light and shadow and symbology that emanate a strong sense of peace, solitude and mystery.

James Hutchinson‘s intuitive landscape’s are inspired by Chinese landscape work of the 10th-15th centuries. The compressed space and obsessive lines give the impression of topographic maps yet glimpses of sky and distant mountains brings you back to a sense of environment, though not one that is familiar. These landscapes have the feel of fantasy.

Marly Eidsness‘s wire mesh sculptures of birds assembled into shapes and poses we recognize as the majestic great blue heron or the mischievous raven. The birds appear shiny and reflective in direct light and in contrast, with back lighting, the layers and (intentionally) mysterious interiors of the birds are revealed.  As lighting changes throughout the day, the birds appear to change.

Image caption:  Marly Eidsness, “Problem Solver,” wire mesh

Marly Eidsness, “Problem Solver,” wire mesh

Spring 2018 Classes at Light Garden Glass Art in Medford

1086 Washburn                            April 2017
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.
 
  If you missed the
Alcohol Inks Demo
it was
FANTASTIC!

 

You can learn more about alcohol inks

by dropping in 

or better yet sign up for our
first formal class

taught by  

 

Vera Jacobson
June 16th   1-3pm

The fee for attending the class is $20

and you will make one 4″ x 4″ abstract tile, all supplies included.  If you would like to make one or two of the the 6″ x 6″ birch tiles you will need to buy the ink to make them.  The Spring Birches use 5 colors.  The Winter Birches use 3 colors.  All attendees will get a discount on the inks and tools if you decide to buy them.  Tiles are included.This  class will fill up quickly so sign up today!  

  SO here’s the coolest thing that 

happened last week:

Dory brought in
12 Flowers of Hope panels
that she made at home!
Aren’t they just the cutest?

 

Thank you to everyone who has been in this year and made panels.  It’s looking like it’s going to be a great year!!
 
These projects can be done during our regularly scheduled workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from
10 – 12n.  Please call or email ahead to reserve your space.

Painting with Frit 2

        
April 28th & May 5
1-4pm
 
Take your frit painting to the next level!

Learn the secrets to multi-layering glass, paint and frit giving your artwork depth and dimension.
Project is shown with bear but there is a deer pattern available as well.
This will be a small class and will fill up quickly so register today.

$125

One Space Left!

Painting with Glass Enamels

Dogwood Spoon Rest or

Small Platter    

May 19th
1-4pm
Paint dogwood flowers, leaves and branches on the top layer and learn to paint complementary watercolor backgrounds on a second layer to create depth and interest.

This 10″ x 6″ spoon rest is not only beautiful but a handy accessory for any kitchen.  Small platter also available.

This class includes all materials and 2 firings.

$55       

Painting with Frit

One Saturday Morning and Afternoon
June 2nd
10a-12pm
Lunch
1-4pm

Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers, 96 glass and glass enamels to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.
We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.
Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.     


All frit, stringers, glass, glass enamels and lunch are included.

Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.

$135

Alcohol Ink Class     


June 16
1-3pm
$20 plus materials
 Morning Workshops:

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

LightGarden Glass Art, 1086 Washburn Lane, Medford, OR 97501-2000

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon & Central Art Present “Watercolor En Plein Air” Workshop

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon & Central Art Present “Watercolor En Plein Air” Workshop

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“En Plein Air” Workshop with Aimee Erickson

Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon & Central Art Present “En Plein Air” Workshop!

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For full details & to Register Online, visit

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