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More Tangents, More Fun

These three Paintings are part of a series exploring a new painting surface as well as new ways to use the layered painting process . They are on wrapped canvas instead of watercolor paper which alters the way of the interactions of surface and paint. It also nudged me to follow the process with exciting new curiosity and awe; keeping the excitement fresh.

Lichen-12×24

To Be Clear -12×24

Heavy Metal 18×18

Various Tangents

These 3 images are part of an experimental tangent of the serendipitous  following of random threads layered onto paper: layered onto underpainting or by creating a new and vibrant base for further exploration.

 

Thicketed Moon 24×30

Fog in Sunrise- 6×9

Cracked Foundation- 6×9

Land That I Love: Scenes From the Cascade Siskiyou

Purchase artworks featured in the show here. Artwork can be picked up or delivered locally after July 13. Contact Sarah at [email protected] with questions. Shipping available.

Photograph Bobcat in tree

“Bobcat 23”

Framed Photograph by Dan Elster
Framed dimensions 39” x 27”

$395.00

“Trying to Help” Gopher Snake

Framed Photograph by Dan Elster Framed size 19” x 23”

$185.00

“Looking Toward the Light” Northern Spotted Owl

Framed Photograph by Dan Elster
Framed size 19” x 23”

$185.00

Camas

Screen print by Amy Godard
Ready to hang
17” x 20”

$100.00

Rose Hip

Woodcut Print by Amy Godard
17” x 20”
Ready to hang

$125.00

Red Cedar

Framed Woodcut Print by Amy Godard

Framed dimensions 12” x 14”

$100.00

Garry Oak

Framed Silkscreen Print by Amy Godard
Framed dimensions
16” x 18”

$125.00

Mount Shasta California

Framed Oil Painting by Sarah F Burns
16” x 20”

$580.00

Vesper Meadow with Mount Pitt

Framed oil painting by Sarah F Burns
20” x 35”

$1,150.00

Plant Diversity In the Siskiyou Mountains

Oil Painting by Deb Van Poolen

$7,000.00

Spring Buttercups at Vesper Meadow

Oil on Canvas by Jeanine Moy
10” x 10”

$250.00

Old Juniper

Framed photograph by Matt Witt framed dimensions 13″ x 17″

$100.00

Flowers at Horseshoe Ranch

Framed Photograph by Matt Witt
13” x 17 “ frames dimensions

$100.00

View From Soda Mountain Range

Framed Photograph by Matt Witt

$100.00

View Toward Grizzly Peak

Framed photograph by Matt Witt
Framed dimensions 13” x 17”

$100.00

“The Sentinels”

Gouache and Varnish on Panel, Framed Painting by Katy Cauker 11″ x 14″

$475.00

“Rock to Mountain”

Gouache and Varnish on Panel, Framed Oil Painting by Katy Cauker 12″ x 9″

$445.00

“Peak to Peak”

Acrylic on Canvas Framed Painting by Katy Cauker, 18″ x 36″

$833.00

“Hi-Lo Country”

Oil Painting by Nikolai Klein 40″ x 60″

$1,500.00

“Juniper Along the PCT” Oil Painting by Sarah F. Burns SOLD

GPMA June Newsletter

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - Grants Pass Museum of Art text image
GPMA june 2020 newsletter - We Cannot Be Silent graphic image
 

Grants Pass Museum of Art

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the GPMA June 2020 Newsletter.

I was fortunate in being able to virtually attend the five day American Alliance of Museums annual meeting along with 4000 other museum representatives. It was inspiring and uplifting and a good place to be in times like this. Overall the group is very thoughtful and very mindful of everything that is going on here and around the world.

One of the keynote speakers quoted a Doris Lessing poem that ends with “We are going to go from this to that.” My mother used to say, “this too shall pass.” (We’ve actually been hearing this a lot lately). However, that phrase assumes that we know what “this” is. We are living in the time of “this.” “That,” on the other hand is unknown. As we go from this to that we must be open to change and know that things will never be exactly the same.

A different keynote speaker, Lonnie Bunch, the secretary of the Smithsonian Museums, said “Impossible is only an opinion.”

When we go from this to that – it’s good to keep that inspiration in mind.

Stay safe and well – and hopefully we will be able to see each other soon.

Hyla

Executive Director

Another quote from Doris Lessing

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - quote from Doris Lessing image

And remember that impossible is only an opinion.

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A message from Board President, Pam Geye

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - image of rhododendronsWell this last week let us know that the warm weather is on its way. I’d prefer it to stay in the 70s and 80s but if the last 2 months has taught me nothing else, once again I am reminded that I have very little control over anything.

The Board of Directors, along with Hyla have been discussing when and how to open the museum again. We are doing our best to make wise decisions to protect everyone that enters our doors. As yet we have not come up with a date for when this will happen, but we will let you know when we do. Until then, please enjoy our online art classes and emails.

With all this extra time on our hands it is a great opportunity to be creative.

Thanks to all of you who continue to support the museum.

You are very important to the our continued success.

Stay well –

Pam Geye

541-218-2752

[email protected]

Pam is a Master Gardener and enjoys working in her yard!

Even Cowboy the cat helps out now and then.
 

Happenings

HELP WANTED!

We have a definite weed patch behind the museum in the alley. We really need help. Would anyone be willing to spend some time pulling weeds and trimming plants. We don’t have any gardening tools – so you would have to bring your own. We would be SO grateful. Please call us at 541-479-3290. Thanks!

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - image of weed patch in the back of the museum
GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - help GMPA tidy up its weed patch!
Since we couldn’t continue the fifth grade field trips to the museum, Kristen created a YouTube video of the presentation she usually gives during the trips. We then sent the link to the teachers and they are very happy. We were able to have about 250 children here before we had to close down. We will resume the field trips (fingers crossed) next year.

If you are curious to see what the presentation of 40,000 years of art history looks like – you can watch it now.

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter - 40,000 Years of Art History

GPMA june 2020 newsletter - link to thank you notes from childrenAnd, if you want a really good feel good smile moment – check out some thank you notes we received by clicking the picture.

GPMA june 2020 newsletter - josephone community website launch announcement
The Josephine Community website just went “live” and it is wonderful. We are especially pleased that under their tab “Arts and Culture” they list the museum.

If you click the picture you can check out their new website.

GPMA june 2020 newsletter - link to video of GPMA first virtual exhibition - BOB art 2020 Condensed
In our last eNews we posted the video of our first ever virtual exhibition called Virtually the Best of the Best. The video in its entirety is 24 minutes long and we are very pleased to say it has had over 980 views. For those of you who would rather have a shorter snippet – here is a four minute version which still includes all of the students’ art. Enjoy!
 

Virtual Art Workshops

 

How to paint like Monet

We are now offering virtual art classes. The next class is Saturday, June 13, from 1pm – 3pm. The class is taught by Kristen O’Neill. You can sign up on the museum’s website by clicking the picture.
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Virtual Second Friday Poetry Sharing

Second Friday Poetry Sharing is alive and well.

Friday evening, June 12 at 7pm

Choose your own theme

The event is virtual on Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85181928684

Meeting ID: 851 8192 8684

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+12532158782,,85181928684# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location

+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

 

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter Update on events

Dancing with the Grants Pass Stars:

Cancelled (we hope to have it in 2021)

Art in the Garden:

Postponed until June 12, 13, 2021

Open Studios:

Cancelled

Black, White, & the Blues:

February 20, 2021

Gallery One is now open with a limited schedule.

OPEN

11:00am – 3:00pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Come in and shop in a safe and clean environment.

 

Need a cultural diversion?

Randy Johnson is a long time friend of the museum, an artist, a photographer, and an author. He has a brand new book out about the colors of Florida, where he now resides. It’s based on the color wheel and it is delicious to look at.

You can see more on his website:

http://www.johnsonartworks.com/

The Paintings of Randy Johnson
Since we don’t have an exhibition at the museum right now – perhaps you’d enjoy viewing one of Randy’s exhibits at the museum a few years ago. It’s fun to see “then.” (The museum tour begins at 2:07 minutes but it’s fun to watch the whole video.)
 

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter

Need an idea for being creative?

The Getty Museum issued a challenge to create art from today’s “stuff” and emulate a previous well known masterpiece.

People are really creative. Why not try one or two of your own “paintings?”

GETTY MUSEUM CHALLENGE - MAKING ART IN ISOLATION
Artist Cindy Kahoun, Gallery One’s manager, created a painting in the style of Frida Kahlo.
 

Help keep the museum free for all!

The museum does not receive government funding (other than grants from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition). So keeping the doors open depends on grants, donations, memberships, sponsorships, and rent from the street level businesses (Shoefly and Gallery One). You can do one time donations and you can also do monthly donations. It’s easy – and we appreciate you very much!

On additional side benefit – the foundations who offer grants are very pleased to see community involvement. Your donations show your support!

You can DONATE by clicking here
Be a “Monthly Sustainer” and click here!
You can also call us at 541-479-3290 or send mail to us at

Grants Pass Museum of Art, P.O. Box 966, Grants Pass, OR 97528

 

Do you shop on Amazon?

This quarter, we received $13.87. Every little bit helps a lot.

Thank you!

Did you know that if you go to a special link called Amazon Smile you can choose a nonprofit to benefit from your purchase. Each nonprofit has a unique link. Here’s the portal you can use for the museum. Every little bit helps! CLICK HERE or click the picture to shop and benefit the museum.The best part is that it doesn’t cost you any extra!
amazon smile link for GPMA
 

GPMA June 2020 Newsletter

THANK YOU!

If you get this far – looking back….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7akuOFp-ET8

Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G St, Grants Pass, OR 97528

Rogue Gallery Summer Art Classes

Rogue Gallery Summer Art Classes

Rogue Gallery Summer Art Classes

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is pleased to be able to offer classes for adults and youth this summer! Through surveying our community we discovered many people would like to attend classes in person as long as social distancing is observed. Rogue Gallery classes & workshops follow the COVID-19 Guidelines given by the State of Oregon. Indoor class sizes are limited to accommodate social distancing.

You’ll find all the information you need to decide which classes you’d like to take and to register in the pdf file below. Feel free to download it to your own computer for easy reference. If you’re seeing this on our home page, please click the title of this post so you can view the pdf file and all the information it contains.

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Painting One Color Flowers Virtual Art Class

Virtual Art Class

We continue our journey of online art classes on May 2nd.
Our next virtual class is Painting One Color Flowers
When: Saturday, May 2nd
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
Taught by: Kristen O’Neill
  • Improve your color shading and mixing with a flower subject.
  • Learn the techniques for a monochromatic painting
  • Explore color mixing & the power of just one or two colors!
  • Improve shading to create form
  • Create a small painting of any flower you like
Suggested materials:
  • Paper, or canvas – recommend smaller rather than larger. A 6″ x 6″ to 9″ x 12″ will work the best
  • A flower to paint! Use a photo or a real flower
  • One color and titanium white, or two colors and white. Class will be taught in acrylic – but you can use another material if you prefer
  • Brushes & water
  • Paper towel to blot your brush
How Classes are Held Virtually:
Kristen will email you a link to Zoom. (You don’t need to sign up for Zoom.)
We have a sign up deadline of 5 pm May 1st. Please sign up in advance! Thank you!
Any questions? Reply to this email and we are happy to help.
-Grants Pass Museum of Art

Art Classes While Social Distancing at GPMA

Art Classes – While Social Distancing

(Getting together while staying apart!)

This is the first offering of art classes while social distancing – a virtual class via Zoom! We hope you are well and safe. We miss you all. Our art community is very important to us, and we want to stay connected with you, especially during this trying time.
If you want to join Kristen for a virtual
“How to Draw Animals” class,
When: Saturday, April 4
Time: 10 am
Cost: Free
How: Kristen will email you a link to Zoom. (You don’t need to sign up for Zoom.) We will send you more info if you sign up
What you will need:
  • Pencils
  • Paper
  • A photo of an animal
A few more thoughts about virtual classes:
  1. It would be easier that you already have the supplies on hand,
  2. We could offer friendly critique sessions. Exploring issues of: How do you know you are done? What can you do to improve your artwork? Maybe you are stuck and want help getting unstuck?
  3. Can you stream yourself live? Do you have the bandwidth to do that? (Cell phones work just fine.)
  4. What do you want to learn? Explore? Have fun with?
What are your thoughts? How can we help you? We look forward to hearing from you.
-Grants Pass Museum of Art

Shift to the Left

Shift to the Left

My creative life has taken a much needed turn to the left. For the last 15 years I have had the delight of playing a major role in grand-mothering. That girl is now in high school and although we are still very close, she is busy finding her way exploring her new life.

All of this time I have had my Artwork in Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland Or. and for 7years was one of the owners with 3 other women. It was fun to be a part of it all on that level but kept me busy enough that I struggled with getting and staying in my creative groove and following the threads which is the reason to do it. It kept me in my right brain which is not my home. A little more than a year ago, we sold the gallery. I still show there and it’s a lot less stress.

Now, I am finally focusing again on my teaching and creating. The shift has opened up new directions in my expressions. I’ve always been a texture freak but right now I am using physical instead of just visual. It creates an entirely new puzzle to solve and I’m having a blast following the new threads.

My biggest challenge now is with the technical expertise it takes to get the images and information out there. I’ve always referred to it as my “button impairment” but I think it is mostly being two generations too old and being dominantly left brained. So with focused attention and the grace of friends, I’ll function more comfortably soon.

I’ve recently joined forces with a wonderful Artist friend Pam Haunschild to teach workshops in other locations. Our theme is “Using textures to create Expressive Water-media paintings”. We will be teaching at the Emerald Art Center in Springfield OR (Eugene) May 9th and 10th.
Contact them at EmeraldArtCenter.org
We will be at the Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino, CA June 20th and 21st. Follow this link for full information: http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Summer20/Haunschild-Withrow
The information is also on my website and posted on our Facebook pages at, Eve Margo Withrow and Pamela Haunschild .I’ll also be teaching more often here in my home studio so stay tuned.

GPMA March Adult Classes

GPMA March Adult Classes

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Adult Classes

Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page.
 Museum members receive a $5 discount on all adult art classes.
To become a member or to renew a membership:

Needlefelting Turtles

with Corbin Brashear
Sat. March 7, 1 – 4:30 pm
Needlefelting is a fun way to create small, soft sculptures out of wool. Corbin will teach you how to create the body shape, then add lots of exciting details. They always come out great.
All materials supplied. No experience needed.
$50 /Members
$55/Non-Members

Gelli Printing- Mixed Media

With Karen O’Brien
Saturday, March 14, 1 – 4 pm
THIS CLASS IS FULL – Another great Karen O’Brien class will be held June 6th. More info coming soon!
This is a fun exploratory class in printmaking using commercial gelatin printing plates. We will experiment with color, plant materials, stencils, masks and texturing materials to make complex papers that can be used as collage for mixed media projects or framed as art. I will also cover how to make your own stamps and stencils to use for printing.
If you own a commercial “Gelli Plate” please bring it to class. I will have small commercial plates and plates to share. Optional to bring some acrylic paint in colors you would like to work with and any of your favorite stencils and texture materials ex: bubble wrap, lace…
All other materials will be provided.
$45/Members
$50/Non-members
All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled.
Unsure if your membership is active? Check in with the Museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email [email protected]
Thank you for supporting the arts!

Mendocino Art Center Workshop in June!

Mendocino Art Center Workshop

EXPRESSIVE WATERMEDIA TEXTURES

Full Moon Sky mixed media painting by Eve Margo Withrow

Full Moon Sky by Eve Margo Withrow
Mixed water media on paper

Instructors: Pam Haunschild and Eve Margo Withrow
June 20–21, 2020 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

Register Online Now
Or call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10

CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this fun and exciting workshop, we will create textured, complex watermedia (acrylic/watercolor) backgrounds and then work on turning them into harmonious, successfully finished paintings. You have your choice of working in acrylics and/or watercolors along with a gesso mixture (provided).

Texture makes your painting feel more dynamic, creates a sense of depth, and helps viewers emotionally connect with a painting. Texture is sometimes visual (on the surface) and sometimes dimensional (raised above the surface). We will work with both types of texture in this workshop.

Mossed in the Forest, painting by eve margo withrow

Mossed in the Forest
Eve Margo Withrow

Eve specializes in the visual (surface) textures by layering and manipulating watermedia. Interesting patterns and images emerge from her process. She uses tissue paper, plastic wrap, salts, bleach, and other materials to create layers; following threads and surprises and imaginative pathways to create her uniquely powerful images. She then uses windowing and design techniques and sometimes collage to turn textural starts into finished paintings.

Pam specializes in creating dimensional texture through the use of gesso with various texturing materials. Using a gesso underlayer allows a great deal of flexibility in subsequent layers, which can be either watercolor or acrylic. Pam will provide you with a pre-gessoed paper and demonstrate not only the various ways gesso texture can be applied, but how to finish these painting using value contrast and negative painting techniques.

These texturing processes will produce uniquely interesting and creative paintings. Bring a sense of adventure and spontaneity and you will be amazed at what can result. The class is appropriate for anyone – beginners will have no trouble with the methods used and more advanced painters will be able to add complex texturing processes to their repertoire. You will leave with at least twelve painting starts, and one or two completed paintings.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

PAM HAUNSCHILD is a watermedia artist who devotes her time to capturing the beauty of nature in the American West. She is a retired college professor who now lives in Ashland, Oregon, and paints full time. She has been and artist-in-residence at three national parks and continues to be inspired by her time there. Her work is in galleries in Ashland, Seaside, and Bandon, Oregon, and is held by many individual and corporate collectors, including the National Park Service. She has done many commissions, most recently designing and painting a poster and playbill cover for the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon, and a large native plant mural at Southern Oregon University.

Pam has taught many watermedia workshops in Oregon and Northern California, including at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology and Coos Art Museum and enjoys helping all students discover new methods of painting while using (or developing) their own unique artistic style.

Read more about Pam
Rogue Valley Messenger, Blurring the Lines with Color: Southern Oregon Artist Pam Haunschild

Watchful eyes, painting by Eve Margo Withrow

Watchful Eyes
Painting by Eve Margo Withrow

EVE MARGO WITHROW is an international award-winning professional artist. She uses mixed watermedia (acrylics and watercolor) and frequently layers and collages her materials. Her paintings are magical impressions that reflect feelings of a particular experience or place. She is always curious to explore what lies outside the box. “I play and adventure with my textures, layers and colors, following threads here and there, thus entering the flow of my creative process.”

Eve has a master’s degree in art education from the University of Wyoming. With over 40 years experience in teaching art classes and workshops, Eve masterfully guides and encourages participants to awaken to their innate creativity by experiencing the joy of self-expression. Eve is a previous owner of Art & Soul gallery in Ashland, Oregon, and is currently showing her work there, along with Rogue Gallery in Medford. She has taught many workshops across the western United States.

TUITION & FEES

Current MAC Members: $216
Non-members: $240 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
View our membership benefits

REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

Instructor materials fee: $10. We will be providing gesso mixture, containers, an assortment of texturing materials, one pre-gessoed piece of paper, and an extra squeeze or two of paint so you don’t have to buy a whole tube of something you want to try.

Materials List

Register Online Now
Or call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10