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September Press Release

During the months of September Gale Holt will be the featured artist on the back wall at Art du Jour Gallery, and Doug Iverson’s work will continue to be featured in the Salon until the end of the month. Third Friday will be on September 21. Gale Holt As a boy growing up in Watertown, New York, Gale Holt has… Read more →

A New Collection Of Paintings by Marcy Greene

CELEBRATE WITH THE ARTIST
Saturday, September 1 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent OR

Show dates: August 27 –  September 28

From the artist:
“I have been living, writing and painting in the Rogue Valley since 1981. Over time, I have come to revel in the wonder of seeing and listening in different ways–waiting for who or what shows up on the page, canvas or boards, to play. “Getting it right”, or “Making it Beautiful” shuts me down. I resort to trickery; turning an artwork upside down; cutting a poem in half; fooling the ego to get it out of the way. I use with anything at my fingertips; adding layers and layers of color to be scraped off, sanded and repainted. My goal is to embrace a spirit of playfulness; a space expansiveness, no judgement, a place of no mistakes.”

 

Jacksonville: People, Places and Things

The member artists of Art Presence Art Center are back! After a long hiatus during which local plein air works reveled in the gallery’s spotlight, our members are excited to show you their works celebrating the every day beauty and charm of life in Jacksonville, Oregon.  The show opens Friday, August 31 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September, ending on Sunday, September 30.

Join us for a festive reception celebrating the artists behind Jacksonville: People, Places and Things, as well as guest artist Dan Mish and our recently renovated gallery space! Come to the gallery at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville, OR on Saturday, September 1, from 1–3 pm. Chat with the artists over hors d’oeuvres catered by Bella Union and champagne, listen to beautiful live music by Minstrel Streams, enjoy an early look at our September exhibitions and celebrate our new interior!

McCully House, image by Vivian McAleavey
Sunset Over the Valley, Oil painting by Bill Stanton
Redmen's Hall, oil painting by Walt Wirfs

Life Left Undone, Special Guest Exhibit of Works by Dan Mish

In September, Art Presence Art Center unveils our much-anticipated exhibition of mixed media paintings by our first official special guest artist, Dan Mish. His pieces are quite large, making them excellent candidates for centerpiece of a spacious room in your home or office.

A fine artist for over 30 years, Dan’s art has been featured in major galleries in the United States and his paintings appear in many art collections worldwide, including those of more than a few Hollywood celebrities.

A review from one of his selected exhibitions at G3 Fine Art International observes that “Mish’s intimate and personal work hints at glorifying the sorrowful things that life has a continual desire to forget. There is a sweetness and a melancholy pervading the work that passes over us like a shadow before bathing us in warm sunlight.” We believe that you, too, will find a depth of meaning that moves you in Dan’s collection of fine art works and hope that one of them will find a new home with you.

Learn more about the artist and see an online gallery of his work at DanMish.com.

The Ladder, 30 x 40 mixed media on canvas by Dan Mish
The Wall, 36 x 48 mixed media on canvas by Dan Mish
All My Life IV, 36 x 48 mixed media on canvas by Dan Mish

Champagne Grand RE-Opening!

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Collage Dreams – A fun, meditative collage-making circle.

Collage Dreams takes place every third Friday of the month from 11-2 at the Ashland Art Center.  It’s easy and fun, and costs only $30 including all materials.
In the creative bubble that is “Collage Dreams,” I was thinking of nothing in particular.  I was sitting at a table on the rim of a circle of tables, making collages with six women who had come to my class.  The images I had chosen were calling to each other, yellow to yellow, water to water. Outside, the summer was hot, there was smoke in the air and I wanted to feel comforted in the midst of all the uneasiness in the air.
 
Then I found it, a boat edged with flowers.  I thought, that’s where I want to be, in a flowered boat, on the water, resting.  The collage began to come together when suddenly I thought of a snippet of poem I heard, who knows when: “…in the boat of myself, …living under the ocean.”
 
I looked up the poem (thank goodness for Google, sometimes!) when I got home.  It’s by Rumi, that great 12th century Sufi master.
 
“Late, by myself, in the boat of myself,
No light and no land anywhere,
Cloud-cover thick.
I try to stay just above the surface
Yet I’m already under
And living within the ocean.”

You can register by contacting Susanne Petermann at [email protected], or by calling 541-773-9484.

Ashland Art Center announces Community Partnership Program

Ashland Art Center is the Number One spot on the First Friday Art Walk scene. We have anywhere from 150 to 300 people stopping by to meet our local artists and enjoy art, music and wine. We recognize the importance of supporting local art and business and are excited to announce our First Friday Community Partnership Program.

For a tax-deductible donation of $250 you will be our featured business on First Friday. We will promote your business in our newsletter that goes out twice a month to over 3,000 people, as well as our social media outlets including Facebook and Instagram. Your logo and a brief description of your business/service will be featured in a blog post on our website as a sponsor of Ashland Art Center.

Your business can provide flyers, coupons or general information to be distributed to our First Friday guests. Signage with your logo will feature prominently at the event.
We are so excited to be a part of building strong relationships with our local business community. Your contribution will help us continue to provide art education and support to local artists.

For more information on becoming a Community Partner, please contact:
[email protected]

Art du Jour Gallery August 2018 Press Release

Art du Jour AUGUST 2018

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During the months of August Doug Iverson’s brilliant work will be in the Salon for both August and September, and Roy Musitelli will be filling in on the featured artist wall at Art du Jour Gallery.   The Art du Jour members would like to invite you to our Third Friday Art Walk and Reception on August 17, an informal evening featuring art, snacks and an opportunity to meet the artists. Musical entertainment will be provided by guitarist Rod Petrone.

Guest Artist Doug Iverson

Doug Iverson has always enjoyed ‘good’ art. Since retiring at the end of 2009, he has been devoted to becoming the ‘best’ artist he can be. He took many basic art classes at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass. When he was introduced to painting in watercolor on Yupo paper he found his happy place. He gives special thanks to Pat Enos for not giving up on him.
Iverson- Reflections
When creating abstract pieces, he usually has no clue what he is going to do at the beginning of a project . Typically the first application of paint is done with only cursory thought to colors, textures and overall composition. He will then start manipulating the dried paint by various means. Shapes are created by applying liberal amounts of water; coaxing it into some shape that he finds interesting, and then letting that water evaporate. Basically anything that will have a physical effect on the paint is a potential tool.  He repeats the process of painting and erasing until he sees ‘something’. Then he will put forth a more conscious, thoughtful effort into developing the painting. Currently, he is working on a technique that involves using Halloween spider webbing.
His work has been accepted for the annual Grants Pass Museum of Art fundraising event, Black White and the Blues oral auction.

Featured Artist Roy Musitelli

To most music lovers Ten Years After is a British blues rock band popular in the late ‘60s and ‘70s. For Roy Musitelli it represents the decade since 2007 invested in re-inventing himself after walking away from a 30-year journalism career. The result of his journey brought him back to his first passion for drawing.  He writes; “My entire career I’d been keenly aware of the vast popularity of photography and how many people wanted to make a living at it. I was merely one of the fortunate few who could.  Yet I doubt that I’d be the artist I am today if I hadn’t climbed out of my comfort zone and taken a few risks on this path.”

Bee pollinating lupin. Roy Musitelli photo 3/2016

Roy joined Art du Jour in 2016 and is filling in as featured artist this month after our scheduled member left the cooperative to pursue other opportunities.  He is also slated to have an exhibition in February 2019 that promises to be considerably different than the “Small World” photo exhibit on our back wall till the end of the month.

People’s Choice contest 

Art du Jour Gallery will be holding our next People’s Choice contest in October.  This event will be the theme; “Furry and Feathery Friends”, and will be open media. Look for more announcements to be posted on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ ArtduJourGallery/
Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190 (Tues – Sat., 10-4)

Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show & Sale

The Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale

August 3–26, 2018

Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale - image of Lithia Water, pastel painting by Steve Bennett

“Lithia Water,” pastel by Steve Bennett

The Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale opens Friday, August 3, at 10 am at Art Presence Art Center, located at the corner of 5th and D St in Jacksonville, Oregon. A special reception for the artists takes place on Saturday, August 4, from 2–5 pm. Admission to the show and reception is free.

The group is comprised of passionate, accomplished artists who capture local landscapes, historical buildings, flowers, still lifes, abstracts and other subjects using oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, print-making, encaustic, mixed media, ink and more. Members include award-winning collected artists who may also teach art classes and workshops.

Participants in this year’s show are Raye Aubin, Susan Austin, Steve Bennett, Sue Bennett, Katy Cauker, Peter Coons, Susan DeRosa, Rick Evans, Kim Faucher, Marilyn Hurst, Jeanne LaRae, Jean Mailander, Kirsten Meriwether, Carolyn Roberts, Desmond Serratore, and David William Terry.

The group was founded in 1979 by Jacksonville artist Elaine Witteveen. Each year new members join the group. Anyone is welcome to join in the plein air paintouts. Paintouts take place on Fridays during spring, summer and fall (weather permitting) on location in preselected spots around the Rogue Valley. May of these plain air paintings are exhibited in this year’s show.

In addition to original framed pieces, an assortment of unframed, matted original art will be available, as well as prints. Those who purchase art may take it with them – no waiting for the shows’ end! The show is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August form 10 am to 5 pm. The show closes on Sunday, August 26.

Rogue Gallery features Doug Anderson in Main Gallery July 27–September 7, 2018

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Detail of DUNKING TANK by Doug Anderson
New Exhibit in the Main Gallery
FRIDAY, JULY 27

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Stories From Around the Ring
Doug Anderson

July 27–September 7, 2018

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ACROBAT BY Doug Anderson

Reception:  Friday, August 17, 5:00-8:00 pm

Doug Anderson teaches painting and drawing at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. The paintings and drawings in this exhibit use provocative and sometimes humorous imagery set in carnival-like environments to expose the absurdity in our lives and in our times.
sponsored by:
the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Founders Circle
IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

Summer Camps for Youth 

Sign up now, classes are filling fast!
Clay Discovery with Shari Craddock
For ages 7-10
Tuesday-Friday, August 7-10 from 9 am -12 pm
Young artists will discover the wonders of creating with clay. They will learn how to make tea cups, mugs and sculptures. They also will learn how to work on the potter’s wheel.
MEMBERS $95, NON-MEMBERS $115 Register HERE>>
Clay Sculpture and the Wheel with Shari Craddock
For ages 11-14
Tuesday-Friday, August 14-17 from 9am-12pm
Enjoy creating with clay & porcelain learning ancient methods of hand building and the wheel as practiced in Mesopotamia beginning in 3000 BC. Learn to build cups with animal handles, a teapot set, hand-painted plates with your original design, wacky sculptures…the possibilities are endless and a lot of fun! Your clay creations will be glazed and fired. Finally, we’ll bring clay art to life by watching a short claymation video at the end of the week.
MEMBERS $95, NON-MEMBERS $115 Register HERE>>
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Kids camps are sponsored by:
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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.