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Art du Jour September 2019 Third Friday Art Walk

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM
Portrait Slam exhibit at Art du Jour through September.  Roy Musitelli photo 9/10/19

Portrait Slam exhibit at Art du Jour through September. Roy Musitelli photo 9/10/19

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is currently featuring a black & white exhibit of portraiture from Portrait Slam, a group of local photographers who have collaborated to create “Bridging Generational Perspectives” to be our featured wall exhibit through September.  In our Salon Sheri Dinardi’s two-month exhibit continues to the end of the month.  For Third Friday, September 20th, 5pm-8pm we are happy to welcome back harpist Kathy Yeoman to entertain with some new material a mix of soothing sounds. Snacks and beverage will be served. For further updates go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Featured Exhibit Portrait Slam

Based in Medford, Portrait Slam is an event-based organization fostering creative community, collaboration and creativity, is our featured exhibit for September.  Photographers involved in the exhibit are: Brielle Alden, Aaron Alden, Rachel Lindsey Routh, Tom Pitts, Travis Toll, Debra Thornton Photography & Rebel Louise Photography.

On June 9th, Portrait Slam organized a special photo shoot featuring six photographers, Tiffany Walker of ReFashion Consignment, and residents of Ashland’s Skylark Assisted Living & Memory Care facility. Facilitated by activity director Jeremy Johnson and his staff, the afternoon was spent in creative collaboration, laughter, storytelling, and bridging generational perspectives. Each resident modeled clothing and accessories provided and shared with the photographer’s own unique style, personality and perspective. Portrait Slam chose to present these images in black and white to emphasize that each contribution – both resident and photographer – while beautiful as an individual work of art, is also inextricably connected a more powerful whole.

For more information on this group of artists call: (541) 690-9293.

Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi in Salon through September

"Crystal Earring" by Sheri Dinardi

“Crystal Earring” by Sheri Dinardi… image provided by artist

On her website Sheri writes: “Painting for me is an expression of life. Simple everyday beauty surrounds us. I am especially moved by light, whether it is the rising sun or light spilling across the form of a person. As primarily a painter of people, I enjoy the unique privilege of standing before a beautiful living human being. It is there that you observe the beauty of the colors of light, warm and cool tones spilling over the form. Beyond the imagery is the person hood of the model that seems to emanate into the room. How does one capture it all with mere paint on a blank canvas? There is our challenge… to communicate life and beauty to our viewers. As a artist I desire to paint images that bring joy, inspiration and a sense of hope to the viewer. Most importantly, I hope to express the beauty of creation in such a way as to honor our Creator who gives us life and breath; and inspires me every day with His amazing masterpieces.”

Art du Jour gallery August and September 2019 guest artist Sheri Dinardi.

Art du Jour gallery August and September 2019 guest artist Sheri Dinardi. Photo by Roy Musitelli 8/8/19

It is a distinct honor to have a painter of Sheri’s calibre exhibiting in our Salon. For more information on this artist please go to: http://sheridinardi.fineartstudioonline.com/

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

Art du Jour continues to actively seek 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.

 

Call to Artists for the Seventh Annual Angels Show

Call to Artists for the Seventh Annual Angels Show at Art Presence Art Center, December 2019

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Important Changes!

We have decided that, because our call to artists went out later than intended, we needed to make sure we allow artists more time to prepare their works for the show. Therefore, we will return to last year’s format, exhibiting the Angels Show in December only.

Here are the changes to several important dates:

  • Submission Deadline is now November 18th.
  • Artwork drop-off dates are now November 23, 24 and 25th.
  • We will hang the show on Thursday, December 5th.
  • The show opens on Friday, December 6th.
  • Reception is now Saturday, December 7th, from 1–3 pm.
  • Closing date is still Sunday, December 29th.

We thank the artists who have already submitted their entries and apologize for the sudden change.

“Angel on High,” by Katherine Bird, from the 2018 Angels show.

Show Us Your Angels!

We seek your INTERPRETATION of angels in your choice of medium and style. You are not limited to the traditional or religious styles commonly seen this time of year. The amazing variety of angels in various mediums, styles and techniques in past shows has drawn many favorable comments from attendees and patrons. We prefer new angels, but gladly invite prior years’ artists and their angels to return.

We have some pedestals to accommodate freestanding 3D angels but you should be prepared to bring your own. For 2D art, there is a limit of 2 pieces with a maximum dimension of 48 inches each.

Submissions are not technically juried, but we do review and prioritize them in the event we run out of space. If this occurs, new angels will have priority over repeat entries. Painting a new angel for this year’s show? Reply to this email to notify us as soon as possible! Please include the approximate dimensions of your piece(s).

Please fill out the application form below. Right click, then save the image and print. Submit with images of your angel art to gallery director Anne Brooke at [email protected]. Anne will be happy to answer any questions not addressed on the form.

THANK YOU!

We can’t wait to see your angels.

Please forward and share with artist friends and fellow members of artist groups who might like to participate. We also invite you to share it in your newsletters, online announcements and artist group meetings.

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Rogue Gallery Art Blast September 13, 2019

Sept 13 artblast Mary Ann Schofield-Macey
Detail of Scenic Oregon Coast by Mary Ann Schofield-Macey, acrylic

NEW DISPLAY THIS FRIDAY, September 13

IN THE MEMBERS GALLERY

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Evernia Prunastria 1 by Nancy Darte, oil

Reception: Friday, September 20, 5:30-8:00 pm
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center presents new artwork in our Members’ Gallery. Three times a year Rogue Gallery members submit work to be juried for exhibit in the Members’ Gallery. Over 90 works of art by 41 artists are exhibited in this gallery space. Artwork includes watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings, pastels, photography, collage, and sculpture.

Exhibiting artists are John Bullock, Hortense Bullock, Katy Cauker, Val Dann, Nancy Darte, Phyllis Earls, Kim Faucher, Richard Fox, Peggie Foy, Tom Glassman, Phyllis Gustafson, Claire Harkins, Nomeca Hartwell, John Hawkins, Kim Hearon, Linda Henning, Anna Hinkle, Marilyn Hurst, Joan Johnson-Deal, Paul Jorizzo, Susan Krempa, Judy Benson LaNier, Susan Lehman, Shahnaz LeRoy, Mary Ann Schofield-Macey, Jean Mailander, Vivian McAleavey, Linda Meerten, Vera Melnyk, Kathy Morawiec, Charlotte Peterson, Allan M. Rowell, Taffy Shahbozian, Pam Shay, Darlene Southworth, Kim Sterling, Greg Thweatt, Cherri Van Syoc, Zoë West, Charlotte Wirfs, and Eve Margo Withrow.

View online here>>

UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES

Collage Workshop with Penda Diakité150 penda diakite
All skill levels welcome
Saturday, September 28, 1 pm-3 pm
Penda Diakité will present a workshop on her unique collage process. Diakité’s mixed media collage is comprised of spray paint, acrylic and paper. This blend of modern and classic media reflect the traditional and contemporary themes of her work. By cutting pieces from old and new aspects of her culture, she is able to create art pieces that tell a story about identity and humankind.

Penda Diakité is a rising star in the art world. Her solo exhibition ‘Made in America’ was sponsored by a Dean Collection grant from Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz. It showed at the Substrate gallery in Los Angeles, where she is based. Penda’s professional pursuits include art, film, and running her art inspired fashion line PendaWear. She grew up between Mali, West Africa and Portland, Oregon. She earned a BFA in Film/Video and a minor in Cultural Studies from the California Institute of the Arts.

The Cutting Edge: Collages by Penda Diakité & Ceramics by Baba Wagué Diakité is showing at Rogue Gallery, September 27-November 8.
See her website here: www.pendadiakite.com

WORKSHOP COST $35  Register Here >>

Practical Writing for Artists with James di Properzio150 James Di Properzio
All skill levels welcome
All media welcome
Saturday, September 28, 10 am–12 pm
No one goes into visual arts for writing, but every working artist needs to write artist’s statements, artwork titles, short biographies, class descriptions, and announcements. In this class brush up your writing skills with clear concise prose that expresses who you are as an artist.

James di Properzio has been a professional writer and editor for over 20 years, and also writes poetry and fiction. He taught Philosophy at Emory University while working on a PhD. He also enjoys sumi-e painting, figure drawing, and sculpture. He has volunteered teaching creative writing to young people for several years.

MEMBERS $35, NON-MEMBERS $40

See more Fall Adult Classes HERE>>

See Fall Youth Classes HERE>>

ROGUE GALLERY CALL TO ARTISTS

Rogue Gallery’s 2019 Auction ROMAN HOLIDAY
Drop-off date is Tuesday, October 1, 10 am-5 pm

Member artists are invited to bring in one work based on the theme Roman Holiday to sell at our annual auction. The auction will be held Saturday, October 19 at 5 pm at the Rogue Valley Country Club. Please read the submission guidelines HERE>>

Download the fillable form: Auction Piece Info & Artist Agreement and Art Label

CALL TO ARTISTS FROM ART PRESENCE

Show Us Your Angels!

We seek your INTERPRETATION of angels in your choice of medium and style. You are not limited to the traditional or religious styles commonly seen this time of year. The amazing variety of angels in various mediums, styles and techniques in past shows has drawn many favorable comments from attendees and patrons. We prefer new angels, but gladly invite prior years’ artists and their angels to return.

We have some pedestals to accommodate freestanding 3D angels, but you should be prepared to bring your own. For 2D art, there is a limit of 2 pieces with a maximum dimension of 48 inches each.

Submissions are not technically juried, but we do review and prioritize them in the event we run out of space. If this occurs, new angels will have priority over repeat entries. Painting a new angel for this year’s show? Reply to this email to notify us as soon as possible! Please include the approximate dimensions of your piece(s).

Please fill out the application form here>>. Right click, then save the image and print. Submit with images of your angel art to gallery director Anne Brooke at[email protected]. Anne will be happy to answer any questions not addressed on the form.

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Art Deadlines List August 2019

Art Deadlines List – August 2019 Edition
Art Is Coming!

September 03, 2019 – ARTISTS NETWORK | PASTEL 100

Sponsored by Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Get rewarded for your finest work!Winners will be featured in the April 2020 issue of Pastel Journal. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2LFO42w

August 31, 2019 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | A SHOW OF HEADS

SlowArt Productions presents the annual group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from Oct. 10 – Nov 2, 2019. Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. All visions of the head will be reviewed and considered. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/29zd75B OR [email protected]

August 29, 2019 – WHEN DARKNESS FALLS: NIGHT EXPLORATIONS

When Darkness Falls: Night Explorations The jury seeks works that reflect on why we are drawn to the darkness and the unknown, including works that communicate the drama of the night and examine sources of light within the dark. Desirable works will explore the symbolism and superstition of the dark, and reveal the mystery cloaked in the wonder of the night. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://annmariegarden.wufoo.com/forms/when-darkness-falls-night-explorations OR [email protected]

August 29, 2019 – 6X7 AWARD “HAS THE EAGLE LANDED?”

The contest is organized on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon. For the 50th anniversary of the first flight to the Moon, 6×7 Leica Gallery Warsaw presents this summer an exhibition of the German photographer, Thomas Herbrich, entitled “The Truth about the Moon Landing”. Did people reach the Moon? We know Herbrich’s opinion. Now we are asking YOU! No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2N0GXYg

August 31, 2019 – REFLECTIONS PHOTO CONTEST | OUR WORLD IN FOCUS

Our World In Focus is excited to present this month’s FREE photo contest “Reflections”! Incorporating reflections can be one of the most powerful compositional techniques. We want to see how you use reflections in your images! Free Entry, Win $25! All submitted images have a chance to win $25 and a feature on our website. Deadline August 31st, 2019. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bit.ly/ReflectionsPhotoContest OR [email protected]

August 31, 2019 – AESTHETICA CREATIVE WRITING AWARD

The competition is organized by the Aesthetica Magazine. There are two categories: Poetry and Short Fiction. Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines. Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. There is no theme to the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. You are welcome to submit work on any subject. Both Poetry and Fiction entries should be written in English. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2V7kQOM

September 01, 2019 – ART FAIR (LOS ANGELES) 2020

Gestalt Projects invites you to be part of our small works grid installation in the bG Gallery booth at an international art fair in Los Angeles, February 5-9, 2020 the 25 year anniversary of the fair. -Submit examples as a placeholder and then create a new work for the show in a circular shape (can be on any surface so long as it is circular) 8in diameter or less Entry Fee. Details:http://bggallery.submittable.com/submit/143789/art-fair-los-angeles-2020

September 02, 2019 – ELEVENTH ANNUAL FIGURATIVE DRAWING AND PAINTING EXHIBITION

Submissions are being accepted for this national, juried visual figurative art competition and exhibition. Deadline for submissions is September 2,. Show runs from October 26 – December 9, 2019. $7,700 in awards: First $3000, Second $1500, Third $1140, Fourth $900, Fifth $660, Honorable Mention 1 & 2 $250. Juror: Alberto Jorge Carol. Entry Fee. Details: 570-372-4059 OR http://www.susqu.edu/about-su/art-gallery OR [email protected]

September 08, 2019 – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, “ALL COLOR”

Competition opens August 12, 2019 and closes September 8, 2019. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held September 10 through October 8, 2019. Awards will be given along with competition collateral. Winners will be announced on September 24, 2019. Entry Fee/USD Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2019-colors OR [email protected]

September 08, 2019 – MANIFEST GALLERY | TRANSCENDENCE

Something many artists strive for in their work throughout their careers; a going beyond ordinary. But what about work that addresses the idea of Transcendence as a subject, rather than an aspect of the ambition, dedication, and rigor of the artist themselves? How does visual art represent, either through subject, form, or content, a notion which, in some form or another, underlies much of human introspection? Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2JWF5uJ

September 15, 2019 – MIDWEST QUEERITIVITIES EXHIBITION CALL FOR ENTRIES

Open to multimedia art and literary works that illuminate queer identities and their relationships to other cultures in the Midwest. Hosted by Ruth Foster Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, February 14-March 11, 2020. Artists/writers do not have to live in the Midwest to participate but work must relate to the prospectus criteria to be eligible. No entry fee. No Entry Fee. Details:FullProspectus:http://bit.ly/2MqWcUe

September 23, 2019 – A SMITH GALLERY | UNIQUE: ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES 2019

Any unique handmade prints are eligible. Eligible prints include cyanotype, lumens, Van Dyke, salt, chemigram, tintype, bromoil, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, photogravure, albumen, liquid emulsion, ziatype, image transfers, kallitypes, lith prints, hand colored silver gelatin prints, encaustic and mordoncage. Unique prints made from digital negatives are eligible. Creativity is encouraged… Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2H1TGHa

September 28, 2019 – BGGALLERY | ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (ONLINE EXHIBIT)

An exhibit of artworks depicting animals acting in what are thought to be human behaviors. E.g. dancing, laughing, lying, scheming, thinking, mongomy, creating…. -Exhibit will take online on the Artsy platforms exclusive online exhibits section this Winter. 50/50 split. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2ZhtQ5F

October 01, 2019 – TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FESTIVAL ONE ACT PLAY CONTEST

Grand Prize $1,500, domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter accommodations to attend the Festival in New Orleans, VIP All-Access Festival pass for the next Festival ($600 value), publication in Bayou Magazine. Plays must not have been professionally produced, published, or performed. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2sUJSac

October 01, 2019 – CALL FOR ENTRY KICKS

An Exhibition of all things footwear. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2FleQMU

October 07, 2019 – SMALL WORKS 2019

A national juried exhibition of small works (12 inches or smaller in any direction*). Open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. exhibition is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. A total of $2,000 in cash awards, \”Best in Show\” receives $1,000! • Exhibition Dates: Nov 30, 2019-Jan 3, 2020 • Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7, 4-7pm Application Fee. Details: 315-462-0210 OR http://www.mainstreetartsgallery.com/submissions.html OR [email protected]

October 07, 2019 – THE 53RD FOUNDERS JURIED AWARDS EXHIBITION

National exhibition open to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork. Three Jurors. Nine cash awards with a total value of $3,500. Exhibition will be on view at the Naples Art Association in Florida Dec 6, 2019 – Jan 9, 2020 and is open to all media, subject matter and genres of artwork created after Jan. 1, 2015. Entry Fee. Details: 239-262-6517 OR http://bit.ly/2O6jcP3 OR [email protected]

October 8, 2019 – 2020 INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBIT CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

Embracing Our Differences uses the power of art & prose to promote diversity. Our outdoor juried art exhibit features 50 billboard-size images (12.5ft x 16ft) created by local, national & international artists & writers reflecting the theme of ”enriching lives through diversity.” The 2019 exhibit hosted 218,000 visitors bringing total attendance, since 2004, to more than 2,920,000. No Entry Fee. Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art OR [email protected]

October 10, 2019 – LAGUNA GALLERY | IT’S STILL POLITICAL

Though often divisive and inflammatory, we can’t avoid politics in today’s world. The intrinsic beliefs and opinions that shape us as human beings can almost always be seen in a political light. For our show this month, we seek art that express all things political, regardless of party or belief systems. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2XUutX8

October 18, 2019 – XV TAPIRULAN ILLUSTRATORS CONTEST

The contest is organized by the Tapirulan Cultural Association. This year’s theme is SUPER. Super can mean many things … And you are free to choose the meaning you like best. You may submit only one illustration. Any medium and technique is allowed. Each work must be square-shaped, not smaller than 25×25 centimetres and not bigger than 40×40 centimetres. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2JW0DHP

October 21, 2019 – 18TH ANNUAL INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL

The 18th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, April 3, 4 & 5, 2020. Open call for all media artists. Primary Jury deadline to apply: 10/21/19 Application Fees: $35 application fee through 10/21/19 Second Jury deadline to apply (increases to $50 late fee): January 6, 2020– limited to just 50 spaces left for artists. Application Fee. Details: 760-346-0042 OR http://www.indianwellsartsfestival.com/index.html OR [email protected]

October 24, 2019 – ONE CITY ONE PRIDE LGBTQ ARTS FESTIVAL DESIGN COMPETITION

The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division invites any and all artists to create a design that celebrates the theme of this year’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. The selected winner will win an award of $600 and the opportunity to display their artwork to thousands of people as part of the One City One Pride promotional campaign. The 2020 theme is “For the Record.” No Entry Fee. Details:http://bit.ly/ocopdesign

October 25, 2019 – HALLOWEEN 50 WORD HORROR STORY CONTEST

We will be giving out a $500 reward for the best 50-word horror story. Must be unpublished. Winner will be published in both the digital and print issue. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2XQHsZS
November 01, 2019 – INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK 2020 POSTER CONTEST
The 2020 theme focuses on how the use of compost can improve or maintain high quality soil which helps to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment through storing carbon as a significant effort for climate change mitigation. The main message for ICAW 2020 is that all soils can be improved with the addition of compost. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Lerihy

November 08, 2019 – LUIS VALTUEñA HUMANITARIAN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2019

The photographs must narrate or tell a story related to these topics: humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups. At least 30% of the total of the series must have been made between January 2019 and October 2019. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2JW0Iv7

January 6, 2020 – BUILD YOUR LA COLLECTOR LIST: SUPERFINE! ART FAIR | LA 2020

Level up your career. Learn how to build sales and a collector list from our marketing experts. Curate to sell with our friendly guidelines, and meet your next collectors at Superfine! | LA 2020. Location: The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Fair dates: February 6 – 9, 2020 Booths are selling quickly, so we recommend applying before the deadline! Application Fee. Details:http://superfine.world/before-you-apply

April 30, 2020 – NIKON SMALL WORLD COMPETITION 2020

The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. There are two competitions: * Nikon Small World Contest * Nikon Small World In Motion Contest Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope. All types of light microscopy and specimens are acceptable. The use of Nikon equipment is not required. No Entry Fee. Details:http://fla.st/2MZyFQn

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

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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

Call to Artists – What to Wear, An Exhibit of Depictions of Clothing

bG Gallery in Santa Monica, CA calls to artists for works to include in an exhibit of artworks depicting clothing and wearable objects. Examples: hats, shoes, dresses, gloves purses, belts watches, etc.

Artists do not need to deliver artwork to the gallery but must keep works available for the duration of the show.

Any medium including sculpture is eligible.

Gallery is located at 2525 Michigan Ave, #A2, Santa Monica CA 90404. bG Gallery keeps 50% of the sale prices of art.

Set up an account and submit your application here: https://bggallery.submittable.com/submit/143757/what-to-wear-an-exhibit-of-depictions-of-clothing

Contact Om Bleicher at [email protected] .com with your questions.

Britt Festival Extends Deadline for Artists Call

This note is to inform you that Britt is extending the application period for the Fine Arts Poster Call to Artists. We will accept application until August 15th to make sure artists who are off enjoying summer vacations have a chance to apply.
We will come around to a few of the local galleries with some more flyers – until then please pass the word along to all artists you know who might be interested in becoming one of the Britt Fine Artists.
Details can be found on our website at: http://www.brittfest.org/calltoartists

Britt Festival Call to Artists

Britt Fine Arts Poster “Call to Artists” announced

Britt Music & Arts Festival has opened a Call to Artists for the 2020 Fine Arts Poster. Britt is also considering artists for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The Call to Artists will be open until July 31st, 2019, and will be juried by a group consisting of local artists and Britt staff.

Britt Festival Call to rtists 2019

 

Britt’s Fine Arts Poster is a cherished tradition that celebrates Britt’s concert series and music through the visual arts. Britt is seeking an original piece of artwork by a local artist to commemorate the 2020 season through the annual Fine Arts Poster. Original works may be created using any visual medium that can be scanned or photographed for use in the annual Fine Arts Poster design, the Souvenir Playbill cover and other marketing materials promoting the 2020 season.

Britt prefers representational artwork over abstract, and selects pieces that are easy to incorporate into various marketing elements throughout the season. Once scanned or photographed, the original piece of artwork is donated to Britt and is placed for auction during the Best of Britt fundraising event each year. The selected artist is recognized at the Fine Arts Poster unveiling ceremony which will happen at the Season Announcement Party in April, 2020, as well as being recognized in the playbill and on the Britt website.

To learn more about the application process, visit:
http://www.brittfest.org/calltoartists

Questions? Contact Britt Marketing: [email protected]

Inspired by its intimate and scenic hillside venue, Britt Music & Arts Festival provides diverse live performances, an incomparable classical festival and dynamic education programs that create a sense of discovery and community. Since its grassroots beginnings in 1963, the non-profit organization has grown from a two-week chamber music festival to a summer-long series of concerts in a variety of genres, including a three-week orchestra season, and year-round education and engagement programs. For more information, visit www.brittfest.org.

 

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

Calls For Art- Woman Made Gallery

Show Your Paper
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 20 – Oct. 19, 2019
Entry Due Date: July 11, 2019
Juror: Kathryn Markel

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https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Exhibition Description: Open to artists who use paper as their substrate or primary medium. Works made on, or of paper may include, (but are not limited to) – painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, cut paper, paper constructions, etc. All mediums on paper will be considered.

The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver:[email protected]. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Juror: Kathyrn Markel, Principal, Kathyrn Markel Fine Art
Kathyrn Markel Fine Arts, established in 1975, specializes in contemporary works on paper with the addition of paintings by the young avant-garde. The gallery is run by women and women also comprise 81% of the gallery’s represented artists. Located in New York City – Chelsea and Bridgehampton, NY.
www.markelfinearts.com

Image: Artwork by Laurie LeBreton

Truth as a Contested Concept
Exhibition Dates: November 1 – 23, 2019
Entry Due Date: August 18, 2019
Juror: Indira Freitas Johnson

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Exhibition Description: Truth as a Contested Concept is open to all artists whose work addresses the theme.

We used to think of “truth” as being absolute. That our choices were binary. But today “truth” is a contested concept. [how so?] One of the many questions that come up is whether truth is subject to human interpretation. Does truth change according to circumstances so that what is true for a particular time is not true at a different time?  Does this mean that truth for one person may not necessarily be the same for everyone? If this is the case then can anyone really know “the truth”? The juror is interested in creating a dialog around what we consider truth to be. Do we feel that truth is important? Does the constant wearing away of our belief in truth jeopardize our well being?

We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected]. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Juror: Indira Freitas Johnson
Award winning artist and educator, Indira Freitas Johnson’s passion to make art part of everyday life and to involve local communities in the art process is evident in all her work.  Influenced by an artist father and a mother who was a social activist, Johnson believes strongly that art and activism are a powerful combination for social change.

Born in Mumbai, India, Johnson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Bombay and the Sir JJ Institute of Art and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the prestigious Illinois Governors Award for the Arts and Chicago Magazine named her the 2013 Chicagoan of the Year.

Johnson’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous private and public collections including the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Transit Authority, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI.

Ten Thousand Ripples, Johnson’s Chicago area Public Art, Peace and Civic Engagement initiative uses art as a catalyst for conversations about peace and nonviolence.

For more information visit http://www.indirajohnson.com/

Image: Artwork by Indira Freitas Johnson

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