Practice Calligraphy with Anne Brooke

Practice Calligraphy with Anne Brooke

Practice Calligraphy with Anne Brooke, artist and member of the Calligrapher’s Guild, starting in February. Six weeks on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 pm. Workbook and pen provided. Register with Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057. $150 covers it all!

SO Guild January News

January 2024 Palette Newsletter
JANUARY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Happy New Year from all of us at the Southern Oregon Guild! This month, we find ourselves in the process of yearly planning, budgeting, getting ready for our Annual Membership Meeting, and electing a new Board of Directors for 2024! In this month’s palette newsletter you’ll find information about:

  • Upcoming Class: Wet Felted Ruffle Scarves on February 3
  • Kinship: A Winter Member Exhibit Opens January 28 2024
  • Programming Proposal Campaign
  • Local Art Events & Resources
  • How to support us: Reviews, Rewards Programs, & Donations

Please give a warm welcome to our newest Guild Members: Orah Tipton, Mixed Media Artist Elaine Barker, Painter Danji Isthmus, and Glass Artist Forest Whiting. If you or someone you know would like to become a Guild Member or learn more about what we do, please forward this newsletter to them or email [email protected]. Don’t forget to “follow” us on Facebook or Instagram via the social media links at the bottom of this newsletter!

Join us at the Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby, OR on Saturday February 3 from 12am-3pm to learn the art of wet felting with local fiber artist, Kate Dwyer. During this 3-hour lively workshop, Kate will share how to create a wet-felted ruffle scarf with wool roving in a process that is simple enough for a beginner, yet intriguing enough for an experienced felter to enjoy. Class is suitable for anyone who can move their arms a lot and is 10+ years old (any children should be accompanied by an adult.) Each participant will walk away with a completed scarf to take home and the skills to make more on their own!

Kate will lead you through:
Learning about the nature of wool, sourcing materials, understanding why the layout of the wool will affect the finished product, mixing colors, and creating wool ruffles using this principle. Come prepared to get wet! You will be covering a table with a towel and sheets of plastic, and then be invited to select your supply of wool from weighed wool “kits,” or you may select some separate colors (scale provided by Kate.) Participants will learn how to divide their wool for a balanced layout. We will “tease out” and place wool on the plastic sheeting in layers. We will then cover a layout with netting and use squirt bottles of warm water and bars of ivory soap to wet and soap the wool. We will rub, massage, and shape the scarf. Eventually we will rinse and roll the scarves in towels to blot them and they will be ready to take home to dry!

All felting materials will be provided and included in the class fee of $45, however please bring your own large and small towels. Kate will bring a few extra felting “kits” (with wool and netting) to sell so that students who’ve “got the bug” can continue making scarves at home. SPOTS ARE LIMITED: Please register via the blue button below to save your spot today.

Kate Dwyer (she/her) lives in Takilma, OR. She has been working with wool for 30 years and discovered wet felting only three years ago. She makes scarves, bags, slippers, and pillows with this endlessly interesting technique. Kate is also an accomplished baker, willow basket maker, and food-and-flower gardener. She is the Executive Director of the Four Way Community Foundation.
CLICK HERE to regiser for Wet Felted Scarves!

“True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings.” ~ Pema Chodron

Kicking off our 2024 exhibit season, Kinship, opens on Sunday January 28 from 2-4pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. Featuring new artwork from current Guild Members, Kinship explores the definitions and explorations of various connections between humans and the more-than-human world. Join us at the opening celebration for a chance to meet the artists, hear their interpretations our seasonal theme, and listen to live jazz music from Terry D. Davis. Appetizers and Refreshments will be provided. FREE Admission. Kinship will be on display to April 13, 2024. Our current hours for viewing are: Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-4pm. The Guild Gallery & Art Center is located in the historic Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Hwy Kerby, OR 97531.

Featured Artwork above: Spirits by Caitlin Brigid Rice.

Seeking 2024 Class Proposals for the
“Growing Creative Community” Program

Our communities are bursting with folks we call Creatives – people doing unique things, thinking unusual ways, and doing things that generate beauty, ideas, and other kinds of contributions to the local worlds we live in. We are seeking proposals from creative people in Southern Oregon and beyond to facilitate workshops as part of our Growing Creative Community program for 2024. We use the term “arts” and “artists” in a broad sense, encompassing all forms of creative practice and thinking. And, you don’t have to be an expert! We are looking for workshops that can happen in-person or online that are interactive, engaging, and encourage connection among participants. Your idea might involve just one class or a series of several. We aim to create opportunities for exploration and to strengthen the creative community in Southern Oregon’s Josephine County, especially the Illinois Valley.   Offerings could take the form of a: workshop, guided activity, discussion, collective performance, skills demonstration, or another format! This is a paid opportunity and Guild staff is available to support YOU by helping you develop your idea, providing technical assistance, hosting, and promoting your offering. Got an idea? Share your idea with us today by clicking the blue button below! Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis throughout 2024. Submit A Class Proposal HERE

Save the Dates: 2024 Exhibits & Events

January 28, 2-4pm: Kinship, Winter Member Exhibit Opening @ Guild

February 3, 12-3pm: Wet Felted Ruffle Scarves with Kate Dwyer @ Guild

April 13: 6th Annual Let’s Write! – A Daylong Writer’s Event @ Guild

April 28, 3-5pm: The Art of Balance, Spring Member Exhibit Opening @ Guild

May 11: Creating Textures in Watermedia w/ Pam Haunschild & Jen Eufusia

July 28, 4-6pm: Transformation, Summer Member Exhibit Opening @ Guild

August 3 & 4: Go Ahead, Play With Your Fabric with Caryne Mount @ Guild

Oct 27, 3-5pm: Friction & Freedom, Fall Member Exhibit Opening @ Guild
  View the Southern Oregon Guild Event Calendar

Local Events & Artist Resources

HAVE YOU LEFT US A REVIEW YET? As the Guild continues to grow, we want to make sure our neighbors AND tourists alike know where we are located and what we have to offer! Our Gallery & Art Center is located on the Redwood Highway 199, a popular thoroughfare to the Oregon Coast & the many Redwood State and National Parks. We are 17 miles away from the Oregon Caves National Monument. One of the best ways to help us spread the word about the Guild is by leaving a review on Google Maps, TripAdvisor, or Yelp. Share photos or kind words & let folks know about your experience.

Did you know there is an easy way to support our organization through the Kroger Community Rewards Program?  The Kroger Co. Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to the local neighborhoods we call home. This rewards program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to the Southern Oregon Guild, all you have to do is shop at Fred Meyer or other Kroger-owned stores and swipe your Shopper’s Card. The more you shop, the more money we will earn! New enrollments are accepted at any time during the year. To learn more and link your card to us, click: https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards

Guild Board of Directors
President, Joyce Abrams
Treasurer, Donna Parrish
Secretary, Ryan Forsythe
Bonnie Campanoli
Angela Franklin
Maelagh Baker
Terry D. Davis
Miri Admoni
Kiana Stiles

Staff: Managing Director, Caitlin Deane
Website: Wendy Huber

Donate to the Southern Oregon Guild!  

Winter Gallery Hours & Location Wednesday-Saturday • 12pm to 4pm
Gallery & Art Center • Kerby Belt Building
24353 Redwood Hwy Kerby, OR 97531
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1596 • Cave Junction • Oregon 97523 (541) 592-5019

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2024-25 Art Retreats with Roxanne Evans Stout

 Hello you dear friends and artists! May this note find you surrounded by beauty. I am enjoying the present moment and the gifts of nature while also planning my schedule for next year. I have workshops coming up that I am so excited to share with you! Even wilted flowers are beautiful…

About next year… I am only doing three in-person workshop/retreats next year. I chose them very carefully because I love small village or country settings where we can be immersed in our surroundings. My workshops are so much more than art retreats — they are a beautiful combination of art and culture, lovely hosts, unique experiences, and gorgeous venues and surroundings, in addition to incredible art projects and mixed media lessons to nurture your soul.

The perfect balance

I love to spend time at home between traveling, to refuel and renew myself as an artist and teacher. Some of my best ideas come to me when I am out in my garden under the Maple tree! So I have a lovely balance for next year, but spaces are limited, so register now.


Santa Fe 2024

Won’t you join us for… Collage Journeys in Santa Fe?!

It’s my newest listing, and I am so excited about teaching in New Mexico again! We have only just announced this one! I would love for you to join us for Collage Journeys at Jen Tough Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 8-12, 2024.

Santa Fe

Create unique twists on mixed media projects In Collage Journeys! During our five magical days together in Santa Fe, we will immerse ourselves in the inspiration of the amazing land around us. We’ll collage, paint, assemble, stitch, attach, make marks, create symbols, source found objects, and more.

In Collage Journeys, we will experiment to create unique landscapes, abstract collages, and other mixed media projects. All of our creations will be held together between old book covers and will be able to be displayed in different ways. Take home beautiful art and fresh creativity! Get all of the details and register here for Collage Journeys while we still have room!

Craft a creative symphony from fabric and paper in Song of the Meadow at Hunter Moon Homestead, October, 2024!

Come Nourish Yourself in A Beautiful Oasis… I Created Song of the Meadow Just for Hunter Moon Homestead!

Ever since I met Kate Poole of Hunter Moon Homestead and saw her beautiful
Instagram page, I wanted to teach there. And now Song of the Meadow is born, a special in-person retreat I made just for Hunter Moon Homestead.

Immerse yourself in creativity and this beautiful oasis in the Idaho Palouse next autumn, October 3-6, 2024.

There is only one space left!

So get all of the details and register here. We will make a waitlist after our final spot is filled! I am so excited to share Song of the Meadow and Hunter Moon Homestead with you!


Is France calling to you?

I get to teach in the medieval artisan village of Durfort, France, June 20-27, 2024. The workshop is already full, but click here to send an e-mail to be added to the waitlist in case of any cancellations!

A photo of Piazza Arringo I took on my first teaching trip to Hotel Leone in September this year.

Join me when I return, April 2025!

I’m already scheduling workshops for 2025! As you can see, two of three workshops for 2024 are already full except for one spot, and they were only just made public.

After next year, I will start teaching in 2025 by returning to the amazing Hotel Leone in the hilltop village of Montelparo, Italy, in April! Get all of the details about the incredible art and culture retreat here to join me in Italy, 2025! Our dining room at Hotel Leone where we were spoiled with amazing four-course dinners! I would love to see you at one of my workshops, in-person or online!

Spaces are limited, so register early!

One workshop is full, one has one spot, and one has several openings, so register now to join me!

Fall 2023 at the Southern Oregon Guild

We can’t believe November is already here! We’ve got a fun month here at the Southern Oregon Guild filled with a variety of creative performances, classes, and workshops. In a few weeks, we’ll be sending out our monthly “Palette Newsletter” which includes recaps of last month’s activities, member news, and more. Below are some event reminders until then and we hope to see you this Sunday at our Fall Performing Arts Showcase….

Creativity Unframed: Performing Arts Showcase
THIS Sunday November 5 • 2-4pm at the Guild
Featuring Georgia Churchill & Kayla D. Rau

Join us for a fun, comedic, and uplifting afternoon at our Fall Creativity Unframed Performing Arts Showcase THIS Sunday November 5 from 2-4pm! This is an opportunity for our non-displaying Guild Members to share their talents and creativity with our community! Master Storyteller Georgia Churchill will share a new riveting selection of short stories that are windows into the time and place from which they emerge. Georgia holds the philosophy that a story is a portal that opens to worlds of both knowledge and delight. For 45 years, she has been telling oral tradition tales from many cultures to people from ages 3 to 101! Prepare to also be dazzled through song from local singer & songwriter Kayla D. Rau! Her tender and funny biographical songs will surely have you toe tapping along! We even hear she might be bringing a TOY PIANO?! Event entry is $5-$10 sliding scale and includes light refreshments! Tickets can be purchased upon arrival to the Guild Galley.

Fall Fiber Fun Series with Iris Chinook
Weekends: November 11, 12, 18, 19 at the Guild

We invite you to join us at the Guild this fall to delve into THREE fun fiber techniques in our Fall Fiber Fun Series led by Iris Chinook. Discover the deep joy in making everyday things with your own hands and walk away with the knowledge of how to successfully make cordage, knit, crochet, read patterns, and correct mistakes. During this 4-part beginner class series in the month of November, you’ll learn and understand the process of working with different fibers to create 3 separate projects: A dishcloth, granny-square, and basic cordage. Seek inspiration to take these traditional techniques and create personalized clothing, scarves, blankets, purses, and more!

Iris Chinook has been exploring and delighting in the creation of textiles for over 50 years. She loves making useful, beautiful things that she can utilize in her everyday life. Primarily identifying as a Spinner (making her own yarn for her projects), she is looking forward to sharing her wealth of experience with you.

November 11, 11am-1pm • Crochet Like a Granny!: In this class you’ll receive information about different materials and projects appropriate for crochet and encouragement to explore the basic “granny-square” pattern to see all of the extraordinary uses to which these basic, “starter” squares can be put! You will learn how to choose the right size crochet hook, tie yarn, chain stitches and join together to create a foundation circle, and learn single and double crochet stitches. After finishing classyou will know the fundamental building blocks of crochet to create anything that inspires you, such as pure art sculptures, wall hangings, toys, or etc.

November 12, 11am-1pm • Knit Shirley’s Gourmet Dishcloth: Knitting is an extremely versatile craft for making clothing as well as home accessories, pet coats, blankets, etc. In this class, you will gain the confidence to make your way through basic knitting instructions to facilitate honing of your skills and an increased awareness of different fibers, their properties, etc. You will learn how to cast-on, make a knit stitch, yarn-over increase and decrease, understand how to read basic knitting instructions, and which end of the circular needles to use! Iris will also show how to use a darning needle to tie-off and weave-in a long tail of yarn that is resistant to unraveling with the heavy use a washcloth receives.

November 18, 11am-1pm • Lucet Cordage: What did we ever use before plastic twine and commercially produced ropes were invented? The ancient art of cordage has allowed the evolution of our species to make everyday useful items. In this class, Iris will discuss the origin and history of the Lucet, an ancient Viking tool and technique of making strong, durable string and cordage that does not unravel when cut. You will learn what kind of materials make good cordage, how to start the cord on the Lucet tool, how to keep going until you have the length you want, how to tie-off yarn, and brainstorm on ways to use your finished string. It’s a great way to use up assorted scraps of yarn, doesn’t require a pattern, and is highly portable.

November 19, 11am-2pm: Final class drop-in opportunity to ask questions and receive help troubleshooting problems with Iris. This final session will be three hours from 11am-2pm and is optional.

Individual Classes are $30/each or $80 to attend the whole series. Classes are appropriate for ages 14 and up. Material Fees are separate and payable directly to the teacher upon arrival in CASH. You get to keep all materials provided to you, which include knitting/crochet needles, fiber, etc. If you would like to request a scholarship due to financial hardship, please send an email to [email protected] or call us at 541-592-5019.

Come explore your creative side with us at our Wreath Making Workshop on Sunday November 26 from 2-5pm led by Ashley Mendes of Pure Life Designs at the Southern Oregon Guild. Weave the natural world into your own unique masterpiece! During this creative hands-on workshop, you will learn the art of selecting, arranging, and preserving a stunning array of dried florals and greenery. As you craft your wreath, you’ll find inspiration in the vibrant color and texture of nature, and the end result will be a testament to your creativity and the splendor of Southern Oregon’s flora. Wreaths make wonderful seasonal decor or a gift for a loved one! Your ticket price of $45 includes all the instruction and supplies needed to create your wreath. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Register via the button below. *Wreath pictures above are from Ashley’s previous students! WOW!


Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday September 30 for the opening of our fall exhibit at Art in the Vineyard, our art gallery at Bridgeview Winery in Cave Junction! The work of Charles Churchill & Miri Admoni will be on display until November 27. Bridgeview is now open from 12-7pm!

Charles Churchill has been a sculptor for over 4 decades and a teacher for 26. His passion for art evolved from a love of jazz, leading him to beat poetry, abstract art, and even motorcycles. In 1989, he graduated art school at Sonoma State University and began showing and selling his art. Abstract assemblage and light sculptures make up a large portion of his body of work, made almost entirely of disregarded industrial scraps. By using found wood, glass, and metals, he celebrates and honors the materials made from our planet’s resources. Charles has taught art and curated exhibitions at Sonoma State University and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. He has also shared the art of assemblage to children of all ages in various schools and Head Start programs in Northern California. Charles was the August 2021 Featured Artist at Central Art Gallery in Medford, OR and currently has 4 pieces on display at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. To see more of his work, visit www.charleschurchillsculptor.com.

Miri Admoni (b. 1954 in Tel Aviv, Israel) is a mixed media, glass, and jewelry artist, who shares her life between Israel and the USA. Arts and crafts have always been a part of Miri’s life since childhood. Her formal education was in graphic design, where she worked as a freelance designer and producer of unique recycled paper products and specialized in packaging. During 2004-2010 Miri studied various glass techniques, and from 2011-2012 she studied metalsmithing in a private studio and started to create jewelry with glass. Nature has always been the greatest source of inspiration. Initially, Miri was inspired by her surroundings in Israel, the rich and diverse nature scenes between the Mediterranean Sea and the Judean desert. That led to the creation of the Alchemy glass series and the collaboration with Bedouin women artists. Now Miri lives and works from her home studio in Selma OR, where she continues to explore her relationship with nature. To view or purchase her work, visit her Saatchi site!

Intersections: Fall Guild Member Exhibit
On display now through January 2024 at the Guild

Our Fall Guild Members exhibit, Intersections, opened on Sunday October 22 from 3-5pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. Thank you to all who joined us! Intersections will be on display until January 20, 2024. Our current 2023 hours for viewing are: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. The Guild Gallery & Art Center is located in the historic Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531. Featured artwork above: Interconnected 2, acrylic on canvas, by Dara Daniel.

SO Guild of Artists November News

Palette Newsletter
EVENT UPDATES & NEWS
Happy “Artober”!
As we enter the final quarter of the 2023, we hope you’ll join us at one of our creative events this season! We have everything from fiber classes to our collaborative 8th Annual Upcycle Art & Furniture Contest with the Cave Junction Farmers Market!

In this month’s palette newsletter below, you’ll find more information below about: Remembering Guild Member, Don Jader RECAP: September Guild Events Fall Members Exhibit: Intersections, opening Oct 22 October & November Events and Workshops Member News & Local Art Events How to leave us a review – Help us spread the word! If you or someone you know would like to become a Guild Member or learn more about what we do, please forward this newsletter to them or email [email protected]. Don’t forget to give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram at the social media links in the bottom of this newsletter! Did you know that the Guild Gallery is available to rent by the hour? Consider hosting your next event, meeting, roundtable, party, or luncheon inside our one-of-a-kind space filled with local art! To inquire about pricing & amenities, please call 541-592-5019. Referrals are appreciated!
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of beloved Guild Member and local artist, Donald Alfred Jader of Mesa Arizona, who died unexpectedly on September 3, 2023, from Pancreatic Cancer. Donald was 80 years old. The family is deeply saddened and shocked by his sudden death.

Donald was born on August 26, 1943, in Council Bluffs Iowa. He lived in many areas including Minnesota, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and Oregon.

After graduating High School in San Diego, Donald enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served honorably as a Sergeant for 4 years.  Donald attended San Diego State with a major in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Architecture. Donald had careers in aerospace, oil, chemical, nuclear and plant design. In 1985 he gravitated towards the financial services industry where he was a successful General Agent for over 30 years. He later found his passion as a successful artist which was his pride, joy, and life’s work. Donald poured his heart and soul into his paintings which came through to all that were drawn to them, and they will provide a lifetime of enjoyment. Everyone who knew Donald knew how caring and supportive he was. Donald was full of positivity and that was obvious to all after even just a single meeting.  As a result, he was a mentor to many both professionally and personally. Donald is survived by his daughter and son-in law Dayna and Dan Delhey, his son and daughter in law Davin and Andrea Jader and daughter and son in law Megan and Joshua Deffenbaugh along with his 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, an abundance of friends and extended family.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Barbara Jader and his grandson Devin Joseph.  We will miss him more than words can say. Services will be held at Victory Lutheran Church 5946 E. University Dr. Mesa, AZ 85205 at 1pm on November 11th, 2023.


Last month, we hosted our 5th Annual Let’s Write! Event at the Guild Gallery. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this special yearly workshop (see top photo). We received positive feedback from our 20+ attendees who shared with us, “I wrote after a dry spell; this event was awesome, informative, inspiring; invigorating, exercising, illuminating.” We also hosted Angela Franklin, Older Adult Specialist and Suicide Prevention Coordinator with Options for Southern Oregon, for a free discussion on Aging as An Artist (see bottom photo above). We plan to offer both events again next year! Art in the Vineyard: A Guild Gallery at Bridgeview
The art of Charles Churchill and Miri Admoni
On display now through November 27! Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday September 30 for the opening of our fall exhibit at Art in the Vineyard, our art gallery at Bridgeview Winery! The work of Charles Churchill & Miri Admoni will be on display until November 27. Bridgeview is now open from 12-7pm! Stop by to see this fun sculptural show during the month of #artober


Charles Churchill has been a sculptor for over 4 decades and a teacher for 26. His passion for art evolved from a love of jazz, leading him to beat poetry, abstract art, and even motorcycles. In 1989, he graduated art school at Sonoma State University and began showing and selling his art. Abstract assemblage and light sculptures make up a large portion of his body of work, made almost entirely of disregarded industrial scraps. By using found wood, glass, and metals, he celebrates and honors the materials made from our planet’s resources. Charles has taught art and curated exhibitions at Sonoma State University and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. He has also shared the art of assemblage to children of all ages in various schools and Head Start programs in Northern California. Charles was the August 2021 Featured Artist at Central Art Gallery in Medford, OR and currently has 5 pieces on display at the Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby, OR. which include his GARDEN GATE made for Illinois River Valley Arts Council’s 2023 Gateway Project. To see more of his work, visit www.charleschurchillsculptor.com.  

Miri Admoni (b. 1954 in Tel Aviv, Israel) is a mixed media, glass, and jewelry artist, who shares her life between Israel and the USA. Arts and crafts have always been a part of Miri’s life since childhood. Her formal education was in graphic design, where she worked as a freelance designer and producer of unique recycled paper products and specialized in packaging.

During 2004-2010 Miri studied various glass techniques, and from 2011-2012 she studied metalsmithing in a private studio and started to create jewelry with glass. Nature has always been the greatest source of inspiration. Initially, Miri was inspired by her surroundings in Israel, the rich and diverse nature scenes between the Mediterranean Sea and the Judean desert. That led to the creation of the Alchemy glass series and the collaboration with Bedouin women artists. Now Miri lives and works from her home studio in Selma OR, where she continues to explore her relationship with nature. Bridgeview Winery & Vineyard is located at: 4210 Holland Loop Rd. Cave Junction, OR 97523
CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAP LINK.
They are open everyday from 12pm-7pm!


Upcoming Events & Workshops
Intersections: Fall Guild Member Exhibit
Opening Sunday Oct 22 • 3-5pm at the Guild
The Southern Oregon Guild invites you to join us in celebrating our fall Members exhibit, Intersections, opening on Sunday October 22 from 3-5pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. Join us for a chance to meet local artists, hear their interpretations about our seasonal theme, and listen to live jazz music from Terry D. Davis. Appetizers and Refreshments will be provided. FREE Admission! Intersections will be on display until January 20, 2024. Our current hours for viewing are: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. The Guild Gallery & Art Center is located in the historic Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531. Featured artwork: Interconnected, by Dara Daniel. 8th Annual Upcycle Art & Furniture Contest
Cave Junction Farmers’ Market
Friday October 20 • 4-7pm

The Southern Oregon Guild and the Cave Junction Farmers’ Market present the 8th Annual UpCycle Art and Furniture Contest with a Trash Fashion Show. ReUse & RePurpose junk to create a beautiful piece of art or furniture. This annual event is always well attended and loads of fun! Furniture MUST be sturdy and judging will be based on CREATIVITY, not fine craftsmanship. Contest takes place at the final Cave Junction Farmers’ Market of the season located across from the Guild Gallery/Kerbyville Museum. No prior registration is required, just bring and submit your entries at 3:30pm and judging will take place at 5pm! Ages 13 Years & Older cash prizes include: $500–First Place, $300–Second Place, and $200–Third Place Ages 8-12: $100/each for top three winners

Ages 7 years old & under: $50/each for top two winners

The Cave Junction Farmers’ Market is every Friday April 14-October 20, 2023 from 4-7 PM! Come support your local farmers and crafters, buy delicious food, starts for your garden, see all your friends, and listen to some great local music! Located at 24100 Redwood Highway, across from the historic Kerbyville Museum. See you there! Click HERE to learn more about the Upcycle Contest! Creativity Unframed: Performing Arts Showcase
Sunday November 5 • 2-4pm at the Guild
Featuring Georgia Churchill & Kayla D. Rau
Join The Southern Oregon Guild for our Fall Creativity Unframed Performing Arts Showcase on Sunday November 5 for a matinee concert from 2-4pm! This is an opportunity for our non-displaying Guild Members to share their talents and creativity with our community! Storyteller Georgia Churchill will share a riveting selection of short stories and prepare to be dazzled through song from local singer songwriter Kayla D. Rau. Event entry is $5-$10 sliding scale! Tickets can be purchased at the door upon arrival at the Guild Galley & Art Center.  Light refreshments and snacks will be available. Fall Fiber Fun Series with Iris Chinook
Weekends: November 11, 12, 18, 19 at the Guild
We invite you to join us at the Guild this fall to delve into THREE fun fiber techniques in our Fall Fiber Fun Series led by Iris Chinook. Discover the deep joy in making everyday things with your own hands and walk away with the knowledge of how to successfully make cordage, knit, crochet, read patterns, and correct mistakes. During this 4-part beginner class series in the month of November, you’ll learn and understand the process of working with different fibers to create 3 separate projects: A dishcloth, granny-square, and basic cordage. Seek inspiration to take these traditional techniques and create personalized clothing, scarves, blankets, purses, and more!

Iris Chinook has been exploring and delighting in the creation of textiles for over 50 years. She loves making useful, beautiful things that she can utilize in her everyday life. Primarily identifying as a Spinner (making her own yarn for her projects), she is looking forward to sharing her wealth of experience with you.

November 11, 11am-1pm • Crochet Like a Granny!: In this class you’ll receive information about different materials and projects appropriate for crochet and encouragement to explore the basic “granny-square” pattern to see all of the extraordinary uses to which these basic, “starter” squares can be put! You will learn how to choose the right size crochet hook, tie yarn, chain stitches and join together to create a foundation circle, and learn single and double crochet stitches. After finishing classyou will know the fundamental building blocks of crochet to create anything that inspires you, such as pure art sculptures, wall hangings, toys, or etc.

November 12, 11am-1pm • Knit Shirley’s Gourmet Dishcloth: Knitting is an extremely versatile craft for making clothing as well as home accessories, pet coats, blankets, etc. In this class, you will gain the confidence to make your way through basic knitting instructions to facilitate honing of your skills and an increased awareness of different fibers, their properties, etc. You will learn how to cast-on, make a knit stitch, yarn-over increase and decrease, understand how to read basic knitting instructions, and which end of the circular needles to use! Iris will also show how to use a darning needle to tie-off and weave-in a long tail of yarn that is resistant to unraveling with the heavy use a washcloth receives.

November 18, 11am-1pm • Lucet Cordage: What did we ever use before plastic twine and commercially produced ropes were invented? The ancient art of cordage has allowed the evolution of our species to make everyday useful items. In this class, Iris will discuss the origin and history of the Lucet, an ancient Viking tool and technique of making strong, durable string and cordage that does not unravel when cut. You will learn what kind of materials make good cordage, how to start the cord on the Lucet tool, how to keep going until you have the length you want, how to tie-off yarn, and brainstorm on ways to use your finished string. It’s a great way to use up assorted scraps of yarn, doesn’t require a pattern, and is highly portable.

November 19, 11am-2pm: Final class drop-in opportunity to ask questions and receive help troubleshooting problems with Iris. This final session will be three hours from 11am-2pm and is optional.
Individual Classes are $30/each or $80 to attend the whole series. Classes are appropriate for ages 14 and up. Material Fees are separate and payable directly to the teacher upon arrival in CASH. You get to keep all materials provided to you, which include knitting/crochet needles, fiber, etc. If you would like to request a scholarship due to financial hardship, please send an email to [email protected] or call us at 541-592-5019.
  Click HERE to register for the Fall Fiber Series!



November 5, 2-4pm: Creativity Unframed: A Performing Arts Showcase at the Guild featuring storyteller Georgia Churchill & singer/songwriter Kayla Rau.

November 11-2 & 18-19: Fall Fiber Fun Series with Iris Chinook at the Guild. This 4 session series will include 1 class (2 hours) each on: knitting, crocheting, and lucet cordage. $30/per class or $80 for whole series!

November 24, Thanksgiving +1 Fundraiser Event. First-chance holiday sale and open house at the Guild featuring live music, appetizers, and refreshments.

November 26: Wreath Making Workshop with Pure Life Designs at the Guild. $45 includes all materials and light refreshments. Registration link coming soon!

December 1, 2-4pm: Guild Group Winter Exhibit opening celebration at Art in the Vineyard, Bridgeview Winery Tasting Room in Cave Junction, OR. Click HERE to view our Events Calendar

FOR SALE

This Overhead Door® Upward Coiling Security Grille has served us well in our large community building space that is the Kerby Belt Building. We had it removed to build a new permanent interior wall between our Gallery and the Boys & Girls Club. It would be a perfect addition to a school, commercial or small business, storage area, or garage. Retails for $2600 brand new, offering now at $1900. All proceeds from this sale benefit our nonprofit organization. You must haul away! Large truck or trailer needed to do so. Currently disassembled and in a storage shed on site at the Belt Building. For questions, please call 541-592-5019 or email [email protected]. For more information on detailed dimensions, click the blue button below. Click HERE to view our Craigslist Ad
Member News & Local Art Events

Congratulations to Guild Member and local painter Caitlin Brigid Rice, for her Honorable Mention Award in TERAVARNA’s “10th ABSTRACT” International Juried Art Competition along with 265 other distinguished artists from around the world!! Her winning acrylic paintings pictured above are: The Birth of Light (top left), Whirlwind (top right),and Three Balloons Out on the Town (bottom). The exhibition’s winning artwork is currently being displayed in their online gallery linked via the blue button below. Click here to view TERAVARNA’s Online Art Gallery
HAVE YOU LEFT US A REVIEW YET? As the Guild continues to grow, we want to make sure our neighbors AND tourists alike know where we are located and what we have to offer! Our Gallery & Art Center is located on the Redwood Highway 199, a popular thoroughfare to the Oregon Coast & the many Redwood State and National Parks. We are 17 miles away from the Oregon Caves National Monument. One of the best ways to help us spread the word about the Guild is by leaving a review on Google Maps, TripAdvisor, or Yelp. Share photos or kind words & let folks know about your experience!

Guild Board of Directors
President, Joyce Abrams
Vice President/Treasurer, Donna Parrish
Secretary, Ryan Forsythe
Bonnie Campanoli
Maelagh Baker
Angela Franklin
Terry D. Davis
Sheila Mason
Kathi Culver
Miri Admoni
Kiana Stiles

Staff: Managing Director, Caitlin Deane
Website: Wendy Huber  
Gallery Hours & Location Tuesday-Saturday • 11am to 5pm
Gallery & Art Center • Kerby Belt Building
24353 Redwood Hwy Kerby, OR 97531
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1596 • Cave Junction • Oregon 97523 (541) 592-5019

November Watercolor & Wine with Anne Brooke and Lauren Card

New Art Class Lineup at Central Art

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541.773.1444   101 N. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon 97501   centralartsupply.com
MON-FRI: 10-6 | SAT: 10-5


NEW CLASSES & WORKSHOPS! FREE DEMOS!

UPDATED SCHEDULE! READ ON FOR MORE:

Just in time for Back-To-School season, Central Art has a full lineup of exciting and fun art classes, workshops and FREE Demos to choose from! Bring out that fall feeling and get creative by taking a workshop in Realistic Drawing, Hand Lettering, Acrylic Painting, and MORE!

*Seats are limited, so make sure to claim your spot behind the easel today!

CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED FALL CLASS SCHEDULE BELOW, & CLICK ON CLASS TITLE TO LEARN MORE:

MONDAY

– Rogue Classical Atelier children/Teen/Adult Classes with Charity Hubbard (ongoing Fall/Winter)
Time: 1:45pm-7:30pm *Please email inquiries for schedule of classes & pricing etc. to: [email protected] *Multiple Classes/Times, check Full Description on Class Page for Charity’s Class Schedule.

– “Watercolor on Aquabord” 6-Week Course with Alisha B. Whitman (6 sessions)
Date: October 30 – December 4, 2023 Time: 10am-1pm Fee: $150 Max. Capacity: 15 students

TUESDAY

– Oil & Pastel Classes with Roni Marsh (0ngoing)
Date: First, second and third Tuesday of each month Time: 2-5pm *To Register call Roni at: 541-944-8734

WEDNESDAY

– FREE Drawing Demo – Deb Van Poolen (single session)
Date: October 18, 2023 Time: 2pm-3:30pm Fee: FREE Capacity: 20-25 students

“Realistic Drawing Basics” – 4-week Course with Deb Van Poolen (4 sessions)
Date: October 25 – November 15, 2023 Time: 2pm-4pm Fee: $95  Max. Capacity: 8 students

THURSDAY

– FREE Acrylic Painting Demo – Carl Seyboldt (single session)
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023 Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm Fee: FREE Capacity: 20-25 students

– Acrylic Painting with Carl Seyboldt (6-week sessions/ongoing)
Dates: Next session is October 19 – November 30, 2023 Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm Fee: $150 Max. Capacity: 12 students

– “Oil Painting For Everyone” – Beginner+ with Veronica Thomas (ongoing)
Dates: First 3 Thursdays of each month Time: 1pm-4pm Fee: $70 Max. Capacity: 10 students

– “Defining & Refining Your Painting Skills” – Mini Workshop series with Silvia Trujillo (0ngoing)
Dates: Fourth Thursday of each month Time: 1pm-4pm Fee: $25 Max. Capacity: 9 students Please contact Silvia via email to register: [email protected]

FRIDAY

– OPEN STUDIO – Studio Painting Group (uninstructed/ongoing)
– Uninstructed Studio Sessions – Dates: 4 Fridays/monthly Time: 9am-12pm *Registration required. Register online or call Central Art: 541-773-1444

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

– “P” is for Possibilities in the Pastel Landscape with Eve Miller (3 sessions)
Dates: Thurs. – Sat. October 12, 13 & 14, 2023 Time: 10am-4pm (with a lunch break) Cost: $450 *For more information (including cost, questions) contact: Judy Richardson at [email protected]


Watercolor Workshop with Anne Brooke

Watercolor Workshop with Anne Brooke to learn everything possible about watercolor to make you a more powerful painter - drawing, color theory, technique, practice. Workbook and all supplies provided. Takes place on Thursdays starting October 26 through November 30, 2023. $130 for 6 weeks, in Jacksonville, Oregon.

REMINDER! Silvia Trujillo Art Workshop Next Thursday

Mark your calendar!

Don’t miss my art workshop next Thursday — July 27 (1–4pm) — at Central Art Supply.  Come and join our fun and supportive group who enjoy all things art & painting related! It’s a small group (in a big room) which allows for a lot of personal attention. I’m there to consult and encourage, with many suggestions for new ways to improve your art skills 

 Bring projects you want to finish or start a completely new one under my guidance. I’m there to help!

 Contact me soon to reserve your space. The class fee is $25. 

Meanwhile, here are plein air paintings of Summer scenery – the result of painting outings in the hot sun, but so well worth it!

Questions about my art workshop next Thursdy? Contact me with one of the links below:
Website:        https://www.silviatrujillo.com
Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/artistsilviatrujillo/
Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/silvia.trujillo.5891
eBay store:    https://www.ebay.com/str/trujillo-impressionist-paintings?_trksid=p2047675.l2563