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Reminder: Angels Deadline November 25

2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

2020 Angels show call to artists

Many thanks to 2019 Angel Artist Katherine Bird for permission to use her angel from the show!

It’s that time again! Time to find your angel art or create something new and submit it in response to the Southern Oregon Artists Resource 8th annual 2020 Angels Show call to artists. Here’s the application form with rules and procedures that you can download and complete, then submit with your angel art at the gallery. Please include  titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.

We don’t ask for traditional representations of angels, though they are welcome. What we’re looking for is unique artistic interpretations of angels. We have seen some amazing interpretations over the years and look forward to seeing yours!

This year we’re changing things up a little for the Angels Show. First, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not plan to have a reception. However, the gallery will produce a virtual tour video that we will post widely across our websites and social networks. Second, to keep the works on display to the level that the gallery’s patrons have come to expect, the show is now juried. Finally, due to space limitations and our mutual desire to display every artist’s art without crowding, each artist will have a maximum of two pieces accepted. There is also a size limit of 48″ in any direction for all pieces. And we have to say this…all angels must be your own original artwork – no giclees, please! As always, all angels must remain on display until the show ends.

Here’s how to submit your angels for jurying and a timeline of important phases between now and the show’s opening:

  1. Visit this link to download the form, print and complete.
  2. Include a summary of information about your art with titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.
  3. Bring your angel art to the gallery with your form and summary on November 23, 24 or 25. **Be sure to wear your mask and be prepared to observe social distancing measures while in the gallery. Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk.
  4. Jurying takes place the week following Thanksgiving. Artists are then notified of the status of their work’s acceptance.
  5. Pick up artwork that is not accepted at the gallery on December 4, 5 or 6.
  6. We hang the angels on the back wall of the gallery on December 2.
  7. The show opens Friday, December 4 and continues through Sunday, December 27.
  8. Pick up unsold angels on Monday, December 28.

All angel art must be for sale, and Art Presence realizes 35% of sales. There is no additional fee for submitting your art or participation in the show.

**IMPORTANT! Please note that the gallery observes mandatory masking and social distancing guidelines. When you come to the gallery to drop off and pick up artwork, you must wear a mask and observe physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Artists manning the gallery are keeping everything clean and safe, and hand sanitizer is available at the front counter.

We are so excited to see the angels that this year’s artists submit! In light of the difficulties this year has presented for all of us, angels are just the thing to wrap up the year. We hope you find comfort and inspiration in creating your angels for this year’s show. Let’s make this is best angels show yet! Thank you so much for answering the 2020 Angels Show Call to Artists!

If you have any trouble at all with the pdf file below, please visit the call to artists at Southern Oregon Artists Resource or our Facebook page.

Download (PDF, 171KB)

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Reminder: Angels Deadline November 25

2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

2020 Angels show call to artists

Many thanks to 2019 Angel Artist Katherine Bird for permission to use her angel from the show!

It’s that time again! Time to find your angel art or create something new and submit it in response to the Southern Oregon Artists Resource 8th annual 2020 Angels Show call to artists. Here’s the application form with rules and procedures that you can download and complete, then submit with your angel art at the gallery. Please include  titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.

We don’t ask for traditional representations of angels, though they are welcome. What we’re looking for is unique artistic interpretations of angels. We have seen some amazing interpretations over the years and look forward to seeing yours!

This year we’re changing things up a little for the Angels Show. First, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not plan to have a reception. However, the gallery will produce a virtual tour video that we will post widely across our websites and social networks. Second, to keep the works on display to the level that the gallery’s patrons have come to expect, the show is now juried. Finally, due to space limitations and our mutual desire to display every artist’s art without crowding, each artist will have a maximum of two pieces accepted. There is also a size limit of 48″ in any direction for all pieces. And we have to say this…all angels must be your own original artwork – no giclees, please! As always, all angels must remain on display until the show ends.

Here’s how to submit your angels for jurying and a timeline of important phases between now and the show’s opening:

  1. Visit this link to download the form, print and complete.
  2. Include a summary of information about your art with titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.
  3. Bring your angel art to the gallery with your form and summary on November 23, 24 or 25. **Be sure to wear your mask and be prepared to observe social distancing measures while in the gallery. Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk.
  4. Jurying takes place the week following Thanksgiving. Artists are then notified of the status of their work’s acceptance.
  5. Pick up artwork that is not accepted at the gallery on December 4, 5 or 6.
  6. We hang the angels on the back wall of the gallery on December 2.
  7. The show opens Friday, December 4 and continues through Sunday, December 27.
  8. Pick up unsold angels on Monday, December 28.

All angel art must be for sale, and Art Presence realizes 35% of sales. There is no additional fee for submitting your art or participation in the show.

**IMPORTANT! Please note that the gallery observes mandatory masking and social distancing guidelines. When you come to the gallery to drop off and pick up artwork, you must wear a mask and observe physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Artists manning the gallery are keeping everything clean and safe, and hand sanitizer is available at the front counter.

We are so excited to see the angels that this year’s artists submit! In light of the difficulties this year has presented for all of us, angels are just the thing to wrap up the year. We hope you find comfort and inspiration in creating your angels for this year’s show. Let’s make this is best angels show yet! Thank you so much for answering the 2020 Angels Show Call to Artists!

If you have any trouble at all with the pdf file below, please visit the call to artists at Southern Oregon Artists Resource or our Facebook page.

Download (PDF, 171KB)

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2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

2020 Angels Show Call to Artists. Image of abstract angel painting by Katherine Bird from the 2019 Angels show

Many thanks to artist Katherine Bird of Grants Pass for permission to use this image of her painting from the 2019 Angels show.

2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

It’s that time again, and the deadline is approaching fast!  Time to find your angel art or create something new and submit it in response to the Southern Oregon Artists Resource 8th annual 2020 Angels Show call to artists. Here’s the application form with rules and procedures that you can download and complete, then submit with your angel art at the gallery BY NOVEMBER 25. Please include  titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.

We don’t ask for traditional representations of angels, though they are welcome. What we’re looking for is unique artistic interpretations of angels. We have seen some amazing interpretations over the years and look forward to seeing yours!

We are grateful that once again Art Presence Art Center will host the Angels Show, but this year we’re changing things up a little. First, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not plan to have a reception. However, the gallery will produce a virtual tour video that we will post widely across our websites and social networks. Second, to keep the works on display to the level that the gallery’s patrons have come to expect, the show is now juried. And third, due to space limitations at the gallery and our mutual desire to display every artist’s art without crowding, each artist will have a maximum of two pieces accepted. There is also a size limit of 48″ in any direction. Sorry, but we have to say this: All angels must be your own original artwork. No giclees, please! As always, all angels must remain on display until the show ends.

Here’s how to submit your angels for jurying and a timeline of important phases between now and the show’s opening:

  1. Visit this link to download the form, print and complete.
  2. Include a summary of information about your art with titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.
  3. Bring your angel art to the gallery with your form and summary on November 23, 24 or 25. Be sure to wear your mask and be prepared to observe social distancing measures while in the gallery. Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk.
  4. Jurying takes place the week following Thanksgiving. Artists are then notified of the status of their work’s acceptance.
  5. Pick up artwork that is not accepted at the gallery on December 4, 5 or 6.
  6. We hang the angels on the back wall of the gallery on December 2.
  7. The show opens Friday, December 4 and continues through Sunday, December 27.
  8. Pick up unsold angels on Monday, December 28.

All angel art must be for sale, and Art Presence realizes 35% of sales. There is no additional fee for submitting your art or participation in the show.

**IMPORTANT! Please note that the gallery is observing mandatory masking and social distancing guidelines. When you come to the gallery to drop off and pick up artwork, you must wear a mask and observe physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Artists manning the gallery are keeping everything clean and safe, and hand sanitizer is available at the front counter.

We are so excited to see the angels that this year’s artists submit! In light of the difficulties this year has presented for all of us, angels are just the thing to wrap up the year. We hope you find comfort and inspiration in creating your angels for this year’s show. Let’s make this the best angels show yet! Thank you so much for answering the 2020 Angels Show Call to Artists!

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Philippo LoGrande Fundraiser

Free Association Gallery – Philippo LoGrande Fundraiser Saturday, December 12, 4–10 pm: We’ve all seen Philippo out painting the historic buildings of Ashland and Jacksonville. Well, his home burned down in August. Then he was diagnosed with inoperable, metastatic brain tumors. As a result, he has lost most cognitive function. He is now receiving treatment in California, but needs ongoing support, so this month’s event is a fundraiser to benefit Philippo and his caregivers. This month’s fundraiser includes three paintings by LoGrande, including the one featured in this post.

Enjoy this video, which shows not only LoGrande’s talent, but knowledge of art history, commitment to sharing his talent and skill, and gentle way of encouraging children to pursue art as a way of life themselves.

Please join us at 120 North 4th Street, Jacksonville, Oregon. Call 541-200-4184 to discuss ways you can help privately. If you can’t make it, please consider a donation to Philippo’s GoFund Me campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/philippo-logrande-healthcare-fund

GPMA November News


November 2020 eNews

It seems like just yesterday I was putting together the eNews for October. Time is mysteriously flying by even though life is still topsy turvy. We are trying to continue some of the usual programs at the museum. Note that we have a new series of classes AND our annual membership exhibit will open on November 12. The open days and hours of the museum are still less than normal. When we are open we are pleased to have visitors. We hope to see you soon!
In the meantime, stay safe.
Enjoy! Hyla Executive Director Click here to visit our website

A message from our president

November is here and we have almost made it through 2020.
I have to admit that it was not what I had expected or hoped for, but instead of dwelling on all the negativity out there I would like to look at some positive things.

November is a time for thanksgiving and I would like to start this month with thankfulness and appreciation in my heart. I am thankful for the beautiful valley that we live in. I am thankful everyone in my family is healthy and happy. I am thankful to be of service to our Museum community and all the great people who are involved with it. I appreciate our supporters for their generosity. I appreciate the artists for their boundless creativity. I appreciate the volunteers who give of their time. I am thankful that even in such scary times we can still appreciate the beauty of nature, of music, of verse, of people, and of art. Please let your hope be bigger than your fear.

Happy Thanksgiving.
Pamela Geye
541-218-2752
[email protected]

If you are an artist and you need financial help

Call for applications!
Individual Artist Relief Program
Oregon artists may now apply to a new Artist Relief Program created by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Please share this information with your networks to spread the word about this important responsive grantmaking program.

The program supports professional artists from specific disciplines who have experienced or anticipate experiencing loss of revenue of $1,000 or more between March 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Artists from underserved communities, including (but not limited to) rural communities and communities of color, as well as artists with disabilities, are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.10

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 Supported artistic disciplines: Literature (creative non-fiction, fiction, play writing and poetry); dance (including choreography); music (composition and music performance); theatre and performance art; folk and traditional arts; visual arts (crafts, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and new media); design arts; and media arts. For more information, including eligibility, review criteria and the application questions see the Grant Guidelines.

Be well,
Jerry Tischleder Program Officer,
Arts and Culture Current Exhibition

The Annual Membership Exhibit opens November 12
2019 Membership Exhibit
This year the membership exhibit is a little different. Because of social distancing guidelines, we did not put up the extra partitions for the exhibit.

We have over fifty different artists exhibiting their work. There is a variety of mediums to enjoy.

The exhibit will open on November 12 and will remain up until December 18. Museum days are Thurs – Sat and hours are 11am – 3pm.
This is a good opportunity to see what wonderful talent we have in Southern Oregon and to see some of your favorite artist’s creations.

We hope to see you!

Classes!

We are very happy to announce some new classes. Bobbi Baldwin is an artist living in California. She has taught a few classes at the museum in the past and has been Zooming classes for her own students. We are fortunate in having her teach some special classes just for us. In Bobbi’s words: “As a teacher, I must first see my students as individuals and second as a budding artist. Each person I encounter comes to the easel with a different set of learning skills and life lessons. It is my intent to give wings to my students feather by feather. I once heard that the measure of a good teacher is only through the students who surpass them. I look forward to seeing my students inspire the world with their own work.”

This is a series of six classes. You can sign up for one or all. Each class is $25 for members and $30 for non-members AND she will make the class recording available for download for $20 so you can watch it over and over on your own time. The classes are two hours long on certain Fridays in November, December, and January from 10:00am until Noon. The class will consist of a 1.5-hour lecture and demonstration and then discussing your own work. You can use your favorite medium. SIGN UP HERE

Life Drawing sessions are going to begin again. If you are interested in finding out more – please call the museum. 541-479-3290 or email [email protected] We are still working out days and times.

Happenings

Shoefly Oregon is open! We are so excited. Sydney and Alan have been very busy remodeling the space for their store. Located downstairs from the museum. Be sure and check out the variety. Their hours are Tues – Fri 11am – 7pm, Sat 10am – 6pm, & Sun 11am – 4pm. Meet Sydney! And Kobi – pet mascot! Shoefly Oregon’s owner.

The Gallery will be open longer hours beginning November 5, 2020. Come in and shop in a safe and clean environment. It’s a fabulous place to buy all sorts of art and great greeting cards. There are more than five dozen artists represented in the gallery.

Help keep the museum free for all!

The museum does not receive government funding (other than grants from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust via JCCC). 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

Monthly donations are so amazing. They add up quickly. Just $10 a month means a donation to the museum of $120 for the year. That’s fabulous. Please consider this option. The payments safely charged to your credit card.

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 $12.81. 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!

THANK YOU! If you get this far…. Who doesn’t like chocolate? Here’s a behind the scenes video of a chocolate shop in France.
France chocolate shop visit: Behind the scenes of making French chocolates
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G St, Grants Pass, OR 97528

Art du Jour November 2020 News

In November, Art du Jour Gallery features the works of two distinguished artists: Millie Clarke and Susie Lee.

November 3 – December 31
Featured Studio Artist Millie Clarke
Retrospective


Longtime artist Millie Clarke specializes in colorful acrylic abstract art with texture. Her upcoming exhibit is a retrospective of her many years of painting. In her own words, “As I continue to experiment with new ideas and techniques, I hope that my abstract paintings inspire people to think, to feel, and to let each person bring his/her own experiences to the viewing.”

Her upcoming show will display some of her favorite works over the past few years.

November 3 – December 31
Salon Artist Susie Lee

Susie Lee was raised in the rural Owens Valley, California, loving nature, drawing, and woodworking. Art came naturally to Susie. With stubs of #2 pencils from school, on spare newsprint from her father’s newspaper office, she constantly drew the family dogs, cats and hamsters, the horses in nearby pastures, and the creatures she saw in the Sierra mountain wilderness. She also loved wood. When she was seven or eight, she built a miniature western town on her bedroom floor out of wood she scavenged around town.

Susie graduated from UCLA in the mid-sixties with a degree in English, torn between becoming a writer, an artist, a geologist or a forest ranger — or all four. She started her own advertising agency with a friend. After retirement, Susie decided to move to semi-rural Talent, returning to the passions of her youth: animals and art. She loves the morning sounds of roosters crowing and a far-away cow eager to be milked.

After taking about 3 years off from Art du Jour membership to study oil painting with Penny Simmons (a fine artist who paints in the style of the Old Masters), she will be displaying several of her oils as a guest artist in the Art du Jour Salon in November and December 2020.

Safely Visiting the Art du Jour Gallery

Art du Jour Gallery is an artist’s cooperative featuring the works of 17 local artists. The gallery has been making the appropriate modifications to how we safely showcase our members’ artwork. Since floorspace limits our capacity for gatherings, we must limit the amount of people standing within our confines at any one time. However, in the event we reach our capacity of 10, we will provide a drink of cold water and a place to sit and visit with one of our friendly artists until space allows. 


Private Viewings

Private viewings are by reservation only and are encouraged outside open business hours. Please contact the gallery at (541) 770-3190, through email at: [email protected], or by contacting your favorite Art du Jour artist.

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
Hours: Tues. – Sat., 10AM – 4PM
Third Friday Art Walk, 5PM – 8PM

Ashland Galleries November Exhibits

Ashland is thriving with wonderful artwork created by our amazing artists! So, we invite you to see what our member businesses and artists are up to. Some are even offering creative workshops! 

Don’t forget to visit each of their websites either. For a complete list, please visit our website at ashlandgalleries.com and download our 2020 Ashland Gallery Guide.

November Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Art Works
Ashland Art Works in November! 

Ashland Art Works will continue to highlight all of their artists with a collective show in November. The artists are still busy working and creating new pieces. Fall is beautiful, the leaves are changing, the creek is still bubbling, and the squirrels are giving them a continual show as they collect the nuts from the Black Walnut tree! Drop by for a visit, take some time to sit under the trees, and enjoy the season.

For more information, please visit www.ashlandartworks.org

Gallery Hours:

  • Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Gallerie Karon
Out of Africa, Out of Ash

One of our best known artists, Judy Benson La Nier, was burned out of her home, studio, and storage space with minutes to flee during the Almeda Fire on September 8. We wanted to do something special for Judy. So, Gallerie Karon is hosting a solo show for her during the month of November. Fate left us with the largest remaining inventory of her work. How fortunate! Now you have the opportunity to support her by purchasing one of her photographic pieces for your home or gift giving. Know that you will be of great support and encouragement to her in doing so. The subject and prices are a wide range with many African animals and birds from her years of photographic safaris. Added to these are a collection of giftware such as mugs, notebooks, magnets, cards, and more all ready for your holiday gifting. Please plan to attend this special exhibit on November 6 and come early for the best selection!

We are retaining our regular days and hours at the gallery. Open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday – Monday. 

Art & Soul Gallery
Back to the Garden, Paintings by Marjett Schille

Local artist Marjett Schille is the November featured artist at Art and Soul Gallery in downtown Ashland Oregon. She will be on hand to talk about her work November 6, First Friday, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Swing by or make an appointment to meet Marjett and see original Mixed Media paintings. You can also view much of this show in a new video on our YouTube Chanel which will premier on November 1. The gallery exhibit will remain on display from November 5 – November 28. 

Gallery Hours:
Thursday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Appointments available online: https://artandsoulgallery.com/appointments/

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/cGKFtA9bN

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Y53fGSJmn1QpmwjEfu46g

Hanson Howard Gallery
Betty LaDuke Fundraiser & 2020 Gallery Artists Salon 

November 6 – December 4, 2020

Betty LaDuke and Hanson Howard Gallery are collaborating on raising funds for Rogue Valley farm workers who lost their homes to the Almeda Fire. All proceeds from the sales of the prints, Awakening, will be donated to three Rogue Valley organizations working to assist these vulnerable members of our community. On exhibition will also be original new work of LaDuke’s with giclee prints available to purchase.

In the feature gallery we will be exhibiting our end of year Gallery Artists Salon.

Ashland Gallery Association 2021 Membership Opportunities

Dear Ashland Gallery Members,

It is time for all members to renew their membership in the Ashland Gallery Association. The pandemic has caused us to re-imagine the AGA and how best we can promote our members and the Arts in southern Oregon. We are excited to share our plans.

Updating our website is a top priority. Did you know we get over 75,000 page views each month? We want the AGA website to be centerstage for anyone looking to explore the Arts in southern Oregon. We have also hired Paige Gerhard as our new marketing coordinator to focus on social media promotions and further expanding our reach.  

We strive to keep our membership fees as low as possible and at the same time give you great value. This year we have reduced the costs for all new and renewing members. The website is undergoing enhancements, and details can be found on our document explaining the membership levels and your options for engagement with the website.

Document: http://www.ashlandgalleries.com/membership/

Choose check or PayPal to make payment no later than January 15th, 2021.

Send your check payable to:

Ashland Gallery Association
P.O. Box 241 Ashland, OR 97520
To pay by credit card, visit ashlandgalleries.com/membership.

The AGA Executive Board hopes you will take advantage of all that AGA offers and continue to be a part of our vibrant Art Community. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities.

November 2020 Virtual Exhibition

View our November 2020 Virtual Exhibition in this post! This year’s holiday treasures show is entitled Season of Cheer. We’re sure you will find plenty of artful cheer in the gallery to wrap up and give to your loved ones!

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November 2020 Exhibits

Our November/December exhibit in the Main Gallery is entitled Season of Cheer. The show opens Friday, November 6 and continues through Sunday, December 27, 2020. Members will have works created in all mediums on display. You will also find unique handcrafted gifts in the Galleria that will make your loved ones’ faces glow with delight.

Our Guest exhibit for November is our fundraiser for the fire victims. Our founder and director, Anne Brooke, says, “It seems absolutely impossible that three communities so close to us have been decimated to such a horrific degree. Taking a drive down Hwy 99, I found myself weeping and totally shocked by the devastation. I tried to put myself in the place of someone having to evacuate or, God forbid, lose their home. For artists, this means the loss of years of work, possibly collections of other artists’ works, supplies to create more art and a suitable atmosphere in which to create.

“Probably like you, we at Art Presence have been trying to find a way to help these fire victims. To that end, we have decided that during the month of November we will display art pieces donated by Art Presence members on the back wall. 100% of their sales will be donated to artists to help them recover from these losses.

“Please make an effort to support our November benefit show with either a donation or a purchase of fine art, knowing that you will play a role in helping artists recover.” Help us make this a Season of Cheer for artists who lost everything in the September fires!

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Museum News Mid-October 2020

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Announcing the Membership Exhibit 2020
The exhibition department has decided to try and have a membership exhibit this year. It will be different from those in the past. We will only be able to display one piece of art per member and there is a limit of 60 pieces for the exhibit. Here’s how it will work: Contact the museum and make a reservation to bring in your artwork. We will be able to have two people in the museum every 15 minutes to finalize paperwork and pay the hanging fee. ($20) Dates for art drop off are: November 5 (Thursday) from noon until 3pm November 6 (Friday) from noon until 3pm November 7 (Saturday) from 10am – 1pm You can call and reserve your time slot now. The end of the reservation period is October 23. This is a first come first served situation so don’t delay. CALL 541-479-3290 Leave a message if we are not at the museum to answer – we will call you back. There are still size restrictions as usual – no art can be larger than 36″ wide x 48″ long (outside frame dimensions).
The proposed exhibit dates are from November 12 through December 18. Art pick up will be December 19 (Saturday) and December 20 (Sunday) from noon until 4pm both days.
If you are an artist and you need financial help
The Oregon Arts Commission, in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, has just launched a statewide Artist Relief Program. The Artist Relief Program provides relief funding to Oregon artists who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic due to cancellations of exhibitions, performances, rehearsals (or other activities with a stipend), events, teaching opportunities, book signings, or other professional presentation opportunities. We are making efforts to reach artists across Oregon, and specifically artists from traditionally or currently underserved and under-resourced communities, including communities of color and rural communities. The applications will be reviewed by panels of arts professionals. The application opened October 16 with a deadline of November 10. The grant guidelines and link to the application are on the Arts Commission website. The guidelines include information about the program, the application questions and the criteria that panelists will use to review applications. The program supports professional artists from specific disciplines who have experienced or anticipate experiencing loss of revenue of $1,000 or more between March 1 and December 31, 2020. (Supported disciplines: Literature (creative non-fiction, fiction, play writing and poetry); Dance (including choreography); Music (composition and music performance); Theatre and Performance Art; Folk & Traditional Arts; Visual Arts (crafts, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and new media); Design Arts; and Media Arts.)CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.
Almeda Fire Resources for Artists
We all know about the Almeda fire that ravaged our area, particularly the towns of Talent and Phoenix, just a month ago. What not everyone knows is that there were many artists who lived there since they couldn’t afford to rent in Ashland but needed to remain close to the galleries. And when an artist’s home burns down, they not only lose their abode and all their belongings like everyone else, but their tools of trade AND their entire life’s work of art. Click the image to find out more about who needs help and who can help.
A few words from Kristen O’Neill
It was October of 2015 when I first started volunteering for GPMA, and shortly after became the Administrative Assistant. I love my job and being part of the art community. This is a very special place we have here, and its filled with the best people. During my time at the museum I have become a Gallery One artist, taught several thousand students, developed friendships, helped with exhibitions and events, and so much more. When I first brought my daughters to the museum they were only one and six years old. Now my oldest is in middle school, and my youngest is now the six year old!   For the school year, as things currently are, I will be staying at home with my girls to help them with their remote schooling. It is with mixed emotions that I will only be working Saturdays for the museum. I look forward to spending more time with my daughters, Eirin, wants to learn how to cook more (yes!) and Kaitlyn is loving the super-power of learning how to read. I am also glad to continue as the assistant here at the museum. This place truly is a gem. I am so thankful to work in the arts and for an organization that has always been so thoughtful of my needs and has always made me feel valued. I look forward to both the extra time at home, having more time for my own artistic practice, and to then eventually return to working full-time at the museum again.
A small sampling of Kristen’s art – see more in Gallery One and you can find even more on her website: https://kristenoneillart.com/
Heceta Head Oregon Coast Trail Series Starry Night Over Grants Pass
A few family photos with Kristen, Eirin, and Kaitlyn
Eirin, comparing the size of her head with a dahlia Kaitlyn doing homework
Kristen, Eirin, and Kaitlyn at last year’s membership exhibit Kaitlyn showing Nancy Clark her entry in last year’s membership exhibit
Current Exhibition
Our permanent collection has been gathered over many years. It is extremely diverse and totally interesting. Each year we try and show off some of the art. We always have some pieces from the collection in the halls and stairwell.
If you can not come to the museum in person, here’s a link to see the exhibit in a virtual format. You can move the pictures with your mouse. CLICK HERE
A new fundraising idea for the museum
Over time many people have donated art to the museum. Much of the art has been included in the permanent collection but some of the art is available for purchase. We typically offered the art as part of our silent auctions at Black, White, & the Blues. However, we will not be having BWB in 2021, so this is an alternate idea. We have just opened a new eBay account and are offering two unique items – A Bev Doolittle signed print and a hand signed limited edition serigraph by Leroy Neiman. If you are interested and/or curious, click on the eBay logo and you will be transported to the listings.
Huge thanks for monetary help
We have been very fortunate. We have received emergency funding from the following organizations. With their help and the help of many community members, the museum has been “safe” during the pandemic. We do need to continually receive funds for current needs and future programs. Please help if you can. We appreciate your support!
The Red Backpack Fund is managed by Global Giving.
Happenings
Come in and shop in a safe and clean environment. It’s a fabulous place to buy all sorts of art and great greeting cards. There are more than five dozen artists represented in the gallery.
The owners of Shoefly, Sydney and Alan, have been very busy remodeling the interior of their new store. You will not recognize it! They plan on being open 100% by Halloween. Check out some of the shoes that will be available in their window display. They carry shoes for women and girls. This is very exciting news.
Help keep the museum free for all!
The museum does not receive government funding (other than grants from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust via JCCC). 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
Monthly donations are so amazing. They add up quickly. Just $10 a month means a donation to the museum of $120 for the year. That’s fabulous. Please consider this option. The payments are safely charged to your credit card.
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 $12.81. 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!
THANK YOU!
If you get this far….
I was wandering around in YouTube, trying to find a perfect video for this newsletter. There were lots of things about art and hope but they were either too old or too long. Then I stumbled on this one. It is from a long time ago – and some of you may have seen it. It’s worth watching again. And somehow, it has great meaning for our time.
The Power of Words