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July 2020 Virtual Exhibition

Art Presence invites you to its July 2020 Virtual Exhibition, our first virtual tour of the gallery. We hope that all art lovers who cannot make it into the gallery to see this month’s show in person will enjoy viewing it online. If you spot a work you’d like more closely or would like more information about it, please contact gallery director Anne Brooke at anne@brookewatercolors.com

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Grants Pass Museum of Art July 2020 News

Grants Pass Museum of Art July 2020 News

You would be surprised at how much goes on at the museum even though it isn’t open. We still have to plan for the future and take care of the business at hand. We actually had a “live” board meeting in June and everyone sat a safe six feet apart. Planning is tricky because everything is so uncertain. We are hoping to open the museum sometime perhaps in August? We would be displaying a part of our permanent collection. We are also hoping to have the annual membership exhibit and we were thinking we could have it earlier than usual – perhaps starting in October. We will be limiting the number of submissions to one per artist. We are hoping to have lots of participation so be thinking about what you want to submit if you are one of our artistic members.

Scroll down and check out the schedule for the month of things we can do, like a few art classes and a virtual poetry sharing.

In the meantime – stay well and safe. We miss you all!

Hyla

Executive Director

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A message from Board President, Pam Geye

I’m not sure how July got here so quickly. I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe. Since I have been staying at home I’ve been busy working in my garden and we are starting to reap the rewards. Last night we feasted on Cauliflower, Onions, and Bok Choy, all from the garden. Asparagus and Peas are done for now but I’ll be harvesting the first of the Zucchini this afternoon. The Plucots are heavy on our tree and I’m hoping that the birds might share some with us this year.

The Board has been busy planning for these uncertain times. This last month we elected officers. I will continue as President for another year and we welcomed Penelope DiGennaro as our new Vice President. Penelope has a great deal of experience and she will bring much to this position. We also welcomed Amy King as our new Secretary. She has filled in for this position quite a bit and it is now officially in her very capable hands. We also re-elected Melissa Hayes as treasurer. Before Melissa took on this role, we had had a really tough time trying to fill this office. Melissa is defining this role and we are all excited about her wealth of knowledge.

The Exhibition Committee has been working hard on rescheduling exhibits and planning for the rest of this year. We will keep you all updated on when we plan to open. We all miss visiting the Museum and can’t wait for her to be back in all her glory.

We have also been discussing possible fund raising ideas for the rest of the year. As you know we had to cancel Art in the Garden and Dancing with your Grants Pass Stars. We have talked about a possible online auction, but would love to hear any ideas and suggestions you might have for how the museum might raise some much needed money.

As always, thank you for your loyal support of this great gem, all of you make it possible for us to provide our community with a gathering place for art, poetry and music.

Take care.

Pam Geye

[email protected]

541-218-2752

Virtual Exhibits from the Past

Since the museum walls are bare at the moment, we thought it would be fun to remember exhibits from the past. Here is a short video highlighting some of them.
Memory Lane of Exhibits by GPMA
And, if you want to see more of any of the exhibits, you can find them archived on the museum website by clicking here.

Happenings

Thank you!

Many thanks to Jim Harman, Janet O’Donovan, and Carol Genovesi & her garden club for weeding the back of the museum. It is so much better now. There are actually some interesting plants there. Hopefully, we can keep it relatively weed free from now on.

One of our board members, Laura Acosta, shared a picture of her amazing cactus in bloom.

She says that like all cactus in the desert, the flowers only last a few days. This is the most blooms she has ever had.

Artists Susan Burnes and Janet Higgins have a special exhibit at the Rogue Gallery in Medford. Susan is the head of our exhibition department and Janet is the chair of Black, White, & the Blues.

Virtual Events and Things

This is the presentation given to Fifth Graders on their field trips.It’s a really interesting overview of 40,000 + years of art history presented by Kristen O’Neill. Kristen’s own art can be found in Gallery One.
40,000 Years of Art History
BOB art 2020 Condensed
This is a shorter version of the Best of the Best virtual exhibition.
If you haven’t taken a virtual walk through Art in the Garden, you can click this picture and open a booklet full of gardens and art.

Virtual Art Workshops

Grants Pass Musejm of ARt July 2020 News - Paint Like Vangogh virtual art class
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In Person Art Workshops

In part one of a two-part class we will meet up in the park and go over tips and techniques to gather the information we will need to create a painting from our sketches. We will cover:

• Thumbnails & composition. How to translate what you see into blocks of information that can be organized for maximum impact.

• How to break up the space into foreground, middle ground and background. And when you may not want to do that.

• Capturing details that you will want later. With a focus on textures and shapes

• How to use your smartphone smartly! Make the most of this tool and know when to ignore it.

The goal of this class is to have an abundance of information for the second part of the class, not a finished sketch. We will have thumbnails, rough sketches, texture & plant information captured. All to give us ideas to play with back in the studio.

The second class uses the artwork we created in the first part of the class, we will create paintings. Class will be taught in acrylics. An emphasis on color theory and composition will guide us in taking our raw materials and turning them into paintings.

Ideally, we hope to hold this in the museum, but will have the class on Zoom if we are not able to open. Due to social distancing needs, class size is limited.

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Virtual Second Friday Poetry Sharing on ZOOM

Time: Jul 10, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time

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Update on Future 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.

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
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 $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!

THANK YOU!
If you get this far – looking back….
There are so many forms of art and so many places for art. This artist was highlighted on CBS Sunday Morning last week. He creates mosaic potholes. Well, actually he covers potholes with his mosaics. It’s fascinating.
Pothole art
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G St, Grants Pass, OR 97528

Gallery Reopening Tomorrow!

Art Presence is delighted to announce our gallery reopening tomorrow!

Attend our gallery reopening tomorrow, Thursday, July 1! We’re keeping the Four “C’s”—Close Contact, Confined Spaces, Crowds and Choices—in mind. As a result, we will use CDC guidelines to welcome patrons for an art experience extraordinaire. We’re eager to return to the gallery and share the creative delights our members offer!

When you come to the gallery, please remember your mask. The Governor of Oregon has announced that all people 12 and older must wear masks in public indoor spaces, and this includes art galleries. Face coverings are required for indoor public spaces in every county effective July 1st. Children under 12 years of age, as well as people with a disability or a medical condition that prevent them from wearing a face covering, are not required to wear one.

Members Exhibit, Summer Daze

A new collection of sun-drenched art by Art Presence members awaits your consideration! Here’s a sampling of what you can expect to find in the Main Gallery this month:

andre satie - hot country road - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit
Watercolor painting by Anne Brooke - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit
Jeanne LaRae - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit
Easter Calla Lillies - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit
At the Beach, image by Tom Glassman - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit
Image of a vineyard by Vivian McAleavey - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit
Painting by Zoe West - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit

Guest Exhibit – The Artists Workshop

The Artists Workshop began over 35 years ago by a few artists desiring the camaraderie of others while painting at locations around the Rogue Valley and an annual show of their work. Our guest artists for the month of July, the group presents works by 22 Artists Workshop members. Check out this gallery with some of the fabulous works of art that Artists Workshop members offer here.:

Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Mixed Media painting by Bruce Barnes - Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Painting of a beer delivery guy - Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Winter, painting by Desmond Serratore - Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Flower Pot Ant - Artists Workshop 2020 show

Summer Hours

Please note that we have extended our opening days to four through September. Consequently, we are now open Thursday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm each day.

Looking forward:

  • Our first Wine and Watercolor session with Anne Brooke is on September 16!
  • Lucy Warnick will be our guest artist for August and part of September.

 

 

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Gallery Reopening Tomorrow!

Art Presence is delighted to announce our gallery reopening tomorrow!

Attend our gallery reopening tomorrow, Thursday, July 1! We’re keeping the Four “C’s”—Close Contact, Confined Spaces, Crowds and Choices—in mind. As a result, we will use CDC guidelines to welcome patrons for an art experience extraordinaire. We’re eager to return to the gallery and share the creative delights our members offer!

When you come to the gallery, please remember your mask. The Governor of Oregon has announced that all people 12 and older must wear masks in public indoor spaces, and this includes art galleries. Face coverings are required for indoor public spaces in every county effective July 1st. Children under 12 years of age, as well as people with a disability or a medical condition that prevent them from wearing a face covering, are not required to wear one.

Members Exhibit, Summer Daze

A new collection of sun-drenched art by Art Presence members awaits your consideration! Here’s a sampling of what you can expect to find in the Main Gallery this month:

andre satie - hot country road - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit
Watercolor painting by Anne Brooke - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit
Jeanne LaRae - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit
Easter Calla Lillies - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit
At the Beach, image by Tom Glassman - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit
Image of a vineyard by Vivian McAleavey - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit
Painting by Zoe West - Summer Daze July 2020 members exhibit

Guest Exhibit – The Artists Workshop

The Artists Workshop began over 35 years ago by a few artists desiring the camaraderie of others while painting at locations around the Rogue Valley and an annual show of their work. Our guest artists for the month of July, the group presents works by 22 Artists Workshop members. Check out this gallery with some of the fabulous works of art that Artists Workshop members offer here.:

Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Mixed Media painting by Bruce Barnes - Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Painting of a beer delivery guy - Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Winter, painting by Desmond Serratore - Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Artists Workshop 2020 show
Flower Pot Ant - Artists Workshop 2020 show

Summer Hours

Please note that we have extended our opening days to four through September. Consequently, we are now open Thursday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm each day.

Looking forward:

  • Our first Wine and Watercolor session with Anne Brooke is on September 16!
  • Lucy Warnick will be our guest artist for August and part of September.

 

 

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A Taste of Ashland 2020

A Taste of Ashland poster artwork by Jeanne LaRae Lagano - featured image for A Taste of Ashland 2020 post

A Taste of Ashland poster artwork by Jeanne LaRae Lagano

Stay Posted for Updates on A Taste of Ashland 2020!

Join us August 29-30, 2020 for a VIRTUAL Taste of Ashland!

Please visit the A Taste of Ashland 2020 website for current updates and information.

A TASTE OF ASHLAND
Saturday & Sunday,
August 29 & 30
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A Taste of Ashland is the premier event for support of the Ashland Gallery Association.

Typically, foodies, wine connoisseurs and art lovers from all over flock to picturesque Ashland, Oregon and partake in a remarkable weekend of art, food and fun. We’re keeping in mind the health and safety of our community as well as COVID19 guidelines set forth by our state government. Therefore, the 2020 Taste of Ashland will be an at-home art collaboration with a limited edition coloring book . It will also include a virtual event featuring gallery tours, interviews, chef demonstrations and amazing gifts that you can win!

The Limited Edition Coloring Book is a great way to escape, decompress and create a collaboration between you and all of the local artists who have created pages for this project. Each page is inspired by our local bounty and community. Tickets are still available and quantities are limited so don’t miss out.

For more information about A Taste of Ashland, please email
[email protected].

July 2020 Spotlight Exhibits from Ashland Gallery Association

Ashland Gallery Association July 2020

Artists are still creating and selling beautiful artwork!

During this time of social distancing, we invite you to see what our member businesses and artists are up to. Importantly, many are beginning to open their doors while continuing to offer private or virtual tours.

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.

Attached below are July 2020 Spotlight Exhibits.

Thank you so much for your endless support!

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Ashland July 2020 Spotlight Exhibits

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Art & Soul Gallery - July 2020 Spotlight Exhibits

Dream Tracks #1, Oil, Eric Peterson

Art & Soul Gallery
Time Travel with Eric Peterson

We celebrate Eric Peterson, Art & Soul Gallery’s featured Artist for July, in 2 new videos to be premiered during the first week of July on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Y53fGSJmn1QpmwjEfu46g
The videos are also on display in the Gallery and our front window throughout the month of July.

“In these days of harsh reality, my spirit yearns for the comfort of a simpler time. Traveling in my mind, through the softer lens of memory, and imagination, I find a comfort that rejuvenates and allows me to come back and deal with what we are all facing.” – Eric Peterson

First Friday reservations are available from 5 – 7 pm in 30 minute time blocks for July 3rd. Please call: 541-488-9006.

Take time to come by the Gallery’s website! There you can discover more about Eric Peterson and his intricate work: https://artandsoulgallery.com/artist/eric-peterson/

Gallery Karon - July 2020 Spotlight Exhibits

Gallery Karon
Images Thru the Eye of the Photographer
All Photography Show

We’re open and this is our new show for July! Photography continues to be strong in Ashland and we have a number of fantastic photography artists. We’ll show nature photography by Judy Benson LaNier, Jim Langhoffer and Jamie Lusch.  Portraits by Pam Danielle.  Landscapes by Jesse Widener and Todd Davis. And then we have the world travel shots by Ken Deveney, Andi Taylor and Steve Dieffenbacher. Other artists are represented as well.

The techniques are unique and varied — iphoneography and digital bitting among others. Some on canvas and others on metal. We love that Terry Skibby, Historic Commission photographer, will be with us again and will have portfolios of early scenes around Ashland.

First Friday Artwalk can’t happen quite yet but we are open Tuesdays thru Saturdays 11-5

Houston’s Custom Framing
Thomas Houston, Yugi Hiratsuka, Stephen McMillan, and Erin Lee Gafill

Our framing studio and gallery are currently open during regular hours and by appointment.

 Currently we continue to show works by our gallery artists. These include paintings and fine art prints by:

  • Thomas Houston
  • Chine Colle etchings by Yugi Hiratsuka
  • aquatint etchings by Stephen McMillan
  • paintings by Erin Lee Gafill.

Image coming soon!

Hanson Howard Gallery - July 2020 Spotlight Exhibits

Little Monsters, Acrylic, Robert Koch

Hanson Howard Gallery
A Trip to the Far Side, Sue Springer, Stan Peterson and Robert Koch
Sue Springer: ceramic sculpture
Robert Koch: paintings
Stan Peterson: carved wood sculpture

July 3 – August 4
 Temporary Summer Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12-4 (and by appointment)

Robert Koch:
 Gestural strokes and spontaneous marks collide with color blocks in Robert Koch’s narrative vignettes. Often prompted by found photographs, Koch takes the liberty to make his subjects humans or creatures inhabiting the same world. Having the appearance of quickness and even naiveté, Koch’s deft drawing skills mean each mark is playful and intentional at the same time.

Stan Peterson:
 Stan Peterson carves wood sculptures, which depict moments when something is about to happen. These are everyday moments, sometimes poignant, sometimes with an edge of humor. The subjects are figurative; female, male, animal with attention to their gestures and relationships. The scale is modest, handheld, yet on occasion, larger than life in feeling.

Stan has been exhibiting professionally since 1982 in Galleries in Oregon, California, New Mexico, and New York.

Sue Springer:
 Sue Springer creates quirky ceramic sculptures which are mostly figurative, with a whimsy and freedom of unexpected combinations. Dreams, imagination and wonder combine with a response to the current world to tell the stories of these figures.
After earning an MFA from the University of Oregon, Springer became a fixture in Ashland through Illahe Tileworks and Illahe Studios and Gallery, creating public art, most notably, the Rio Amistad Mosaic above Calle Guanajuato and the Plaza Mosaics.
She currently lives in Seattle Washington where she maintains a studio in the International District.

We are Resilient. We Can Reimagine. We Will Reopen!

We Are Resilient.

The coronavirus is having an unprecedented impact on the world, the full extent of which is yet to be known. Like all of you, the Ashland Art Center has had to maneuver around the impacts of this pandemic and make many sacrifices in order to be in the position to bounce back in the future. The closure of the Art Center was traumatic for all that had counted on the center as a place for creative exploration, artistic expression, income,  and community connections. A crisis of this magnitude can bring people together or push people apart. It is our sincere hope that the collective spirit of endurance so evident in our community can help us come together and overcome the challenges we face. We cannot know what the future will bring, but we can be confident that artists will help capture those moments and share the story of our experiences and our values with future generations.

We Can Reimagine.

The hard work is just beginning. Reopening the Ashland Art Center requires reimagining every part of our business. Through establishing revised business practices that better address the economic changes before us, we can ensure we move into the future in a sustainable way. In response to the pandemic, we are working to create an environment where artists, students, performers, and customers can be confident that their health and safety will be protected as they return.

This revitalization of our organization from the ground up is an opportunity to foster broader engagement and provide offerings that are  focused on inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. Through artists with diverse backgrounds we can better highlight the distinctiveness of the human experience by sharing their stories  through art with the community we serve.

The Ashland Art Center’s most valuable asset has always been the relationships that have been formed. Fostering such strong connections between local artists, educators, performers,  cultural organizations, and the community at large has long been essential to our success and this will not change. We rely on the community to assist us in achieving our mission of being a vital resource for art experience and education, while offering economic and social support to a wide variety of artists. The culture and identity of the Ashland Art Center will change by necessity in order to respond to the economic and cultural changes occurring around us. We know that artistic expression is a catalyst for change and we can create a difference in the world through art.   During this time of change, a constant that we can count on is the creativity and perseverance of the Southern Oregon local arts community. With their help we can adapt and explore how the organization can best serve the community we all love.

We will Reopen!

The Ashland Art Center is excited to announce that we are progressing toward our goal of reopening our doors at 357 E. Main Street. The building has been home to the Art Center for over 13 years and has truly been a bustling hub of local arts, and arts education, within Ashland and Southern Oregon. An offer of generous support from the property owner, and donations from community members that recognize the Ashland Art Center’s value to the community, have made this reopening possible. Our expectation is to have a phased reopening, beginning this fall and winter, where art exhibits and special events can bring our arts community back together and help restore the center’s presence within downtown Ashland.

The exciting news of the Ashland Art Center’s resurrection is a testament to the resilience of our community and is a reason for celebration. We will be back stronger than ever with your continued support!

GPMA Art in the Garden Virtual Tour

Art in the Garden

Virtual Tour

Art in the Garden has been a beloved event since its inception in 1996. This year we have a prepared a virtual tour for you.

All of the gardens that were to be featured this year agreed to be on next year’s tour! We have included all eight gardens, plus 21 local artists’ work.

To purchase artwork, simply contact the artist at the contact information they have provided.

We hope you enjoy the “tour” and buy lots of art. Feel free to spread the word and share the fun.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Art in the Garden.

Click here for the virtual tour:

Art in the Garden Virtual Tour Book

-Grants Pass Museum of Art

 

SOSA June 2020 Newsletter

SOSA June 2020 newsletter