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Art du Jour October 2021 Newsletter

AGA October Art Opportunities

Ashland Galleries

October Visual Arts News

October = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of fun art opportunities that are being offered to foster your inner creativity whether it be getting out and about or enjoying from the comfort of your own home. 

Clayfolk 2021.
Cheryl Kempner, Bird Bases, Ceramic

2021 Outdoor Clayfolk Pottery Show & Sale

Out of the Fire

Saturday, October 23, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Clayfolk is excited to continue their tradition of having a yearly pottery show and sale! This year, it will take place at the heart of Downtown Talent where the Almeda Fire burned. Over a dozen Clayfolk Artists will fill the parking lot of the historic Malmgren Garage Building at 111 Talent Avenue with their wonderful clay artwork. Wake ‘N Bake Food Truck will be serving food as well!

For those who are interested in attending, please click here for more information. 

Roxanne Evans Stout.
Roxanne Evans Stout, Scroll 1, Mixed Media

Roxanne Evans Stout, Seth Apter, Lisa Agaran

The Illuminated Scroll

Thursday – Saturday, November 11 – 13

Join Roxanne Evans Stout, Seth Apter, and Lisa Agaran for a three day virtual workshop that includes the creating of three different scroll projects. Each day, a different artist/instructor will provide step-by-step instructions to create a handmade scroll inspired by their artistic approach and style. 

For those who are interested in attending, please click here for more information. 

Grants Pass Museum of Art.
Catherine Wiley, Girl with the Pearl Earring, Acrylic

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Faux Fun & 6×6

Submit your art now – Saturday, December 18

Support the Grants Pass Museum of Art and exhibit artwork in their winter exhibition! All artwork will be on display from January 18 – February 19, 2022. 

Faux Fun:

Create a copy of a masterwork with your own twist! Masterworks should be well known so that viewers are able to understand the ‘spoof’ of it. The museum has even provided a list of recommendations for inspiration. 

For those who are interested in participating and would like more information, please email the Grants Pass Museum of Art at [email protected]


Create a 6”x6” artwork for auction! Artists can create as many artworks as they wish to donate and both 2D and 3D artwork is welcome. Please do not modify the size or edges or create parts that stick out beyond 6”x6”.  

For those who are interested in participating and would like more information, please email the Grants Pass Museum of Art at [email protected].

Peter Finkle, Walk Ashland.
Truth to Power Club, Untitled, Mural

Peter Finkle, Walk Ashland

BIPOC Celebration Mural

Tuesday, November 23 

Join the Truth to Power Club at Ashland High School to dedicate a new public art mural to Ashland High School student, Aidan Ellison, who was shot and killed last November 23. In addition to serving as a memorial, the mural also celebrates Rogue Valley Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who have made and continue to make a positive difference in our community. 

For more information about the mural, please click here

Ginna Gordon Author Talk

Go directly to the event page for details
A graphic promoting Ginna Gordon's October 22 online book launch.

Our Arts & Letters Zoom Chats invite you into the homes and studios of local artists and authors

The page header showing the covers of Ginna's three novels and a photo of her.

Join Ginna BB Gordon to celebrate the release of her latest novel, Humming in Spanish

Based on the fictional journals of Stefani Michel, Humming in Spanish is the third volume in Ginna’s Lavandula Series. This multi-generational saga is set in the fictional Sweet Farm, a Carmel Valley, California lavender farm of some local renown.

Learn more about this series on the Lucky Valley Press website.

To celebrate her new novel, Ginna will talk about the book, chat with Anne Brooke Hawkins (Art Presence Art Center’s Director), and answer questions from attendees.

Join us Friday October 22 at 5:00pm Pacific

Ginna BB Gordon is the author of ten books, a multi-media artist, and co-owner of Lucky Valley Press in Jacksonville, Oregon. She’s also the regular host of our Arts & Letters Series.


Arts & Letters events are free but advance registration is required.

This event will be in webinar format — attendees are not visible to the host or each other.
Art Presence Logo

Visit us online:

Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville Oregon
Visit Ginna’s publishing company online: Lucky Valley Press, Jacksonville Oregon

A collage of 21 book covers designed by Lucky Valley Press

JAY GORDON at Central Art for Third Friday Show TODAY!

Art Show at Central Art Gallery with Featured Artist – JAY GORDON
During Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk October 15th, 2021 5-8pm

Central Art Gallery announces its October “3rd Friday” art show, showcasing the works of Featured Artist Jay Gordon. This series draws its inspiration from the popular “Inktober” drawing prompts challenge on Instagram. 

Bio –After extensive forays into music (as a professional bassist) and medicine (as a pediatrician), Jay was living in Washington, D.C. and was so deeply affected by the art in the city’s amazing museums that in 2014 she became fully devoted to drawing and painting. Since then Jay has been experimenting with all kinds of art, including portraiture, illustration, still life, figure drawing and printmaking. After moving to the beautiful Rogue Valley in 2017, Jay has been affiliated as a painter and illustrator with Enclāve Gallery & Studios in Ashland, Oregon, and has been exhibiting and selling work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

The exhibit will be from 5-8pm during Medford’s Art Walk Friday, October 15th. *FACE MASKS REQUIRED* Social distancing is strongly encouraged. We are strictly following CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines – click here for more info. Central Art Gallery is located in downtown Medford at 101 N. Central.To see more of Jay’s art, you can follow her Instagram page here 
or visit her website here

For more information about Central Art Gallery, visit 

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

October Imaginarium Virtual Tour

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GPMA October News

October 2021 eNews

The Grants Pass Museum of Art and Gallery One are enjoying the visitors who come to explore and purchase art. We are very pleased with the turnout for the membership exhibit. We have some new members which is very exciting. G Street is a hub of activity. The restaurants have been attracting a lot of people for both indoor and outdoor dining. We are sure this is increasing visits to the museum and gallery. We hope to see you soon!

Thanks to the Reser Family Foundation for supporting the museum’s fifth grade field trips with a grant of $4000. We hope to resume the field trips in early 2022.

Current Exhibition

This exhibit is always special. Having our artist members creativity is a definite joy. This year 92 artists brought 147 pieces of art to exhibit. Be sure and visit. The quality and diversity of the art is notable.

What’s Next?

October 29 through December 18

Sayaka Gans Reclaimed Creations

Sayaka Gans Reclaimed Creations at GPMA
This traveling exhibition consists of sculptures of animals in motion. The sculptures are created using plastic objects found here and there. by Sayaka Ganz.

We Remember

Dorothy Tulare passed away on September 11 at the age of 92. An oil painting donated to the museum by Dorothy titled “Taylor Creek” can be found on the wall next to the stairs as you enter the museum. Following is an article in a newsletter from 2008 written by Janet Higgins.

In the News

During the month of September, The Daily Courier printed a number of stories about the museum.
In case you didn’t see them – here they are.

Gallery One News

Exciting news for Gallery One. First of all, Gallery One has had great sales this year. The artists have been very generous with their time, helping to staff the gallery. We wanted to feature them on the website. We are creating a directory of the artists in the gallery. Now you can see who has art in the gallery and also what kind of art each person creates. We hope this will create an even bigger buzz around this great place to purchase one of a kind art. It is still in progress but so far we have 37 artists listed. CLICK HERE OR THE PICTURE TO ENJOY IT FIRST HAND.

Caitlin Rice is the featured artist for October

This month we received a great thank you email from a happy customer, Billy DaMota. He had purchased a lovely glass panel done by Mavro Coggins and sent us a picture of it in his home. We enjoy receiving these kinds of communications.

Don’t Forget

The museum library is open! Everyone is welcome to browse and enjoy. The library has exactly 1,082 books at the moment. There is also a table and chairs if you want to spend some time reading! As a member, you can check out books and take them home for a period of time.

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

What you are supporting: We provide professional opportunities for artists, We sustain free events and admission to the museum, We promote innovation and inclusiveness, We connect residents and visitors through shared conversation, and We contribute to the identity of Grants Pass. 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 $39.80. 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… CBS Sunday Morning featured the opening exhibits of a number of museums. Here is a short video about what is new!

The New Season: Art premieres for Fall 2021

And here is a virtual reality tour of Van Gogh’s Starry Night

The starry night Stereo VR experience

Art du Jour October 2021 Exhibits

Southern Oregon Artists Show and Sale TODAY!!

Enjoy original art works at the Southern Oregon Artists Show and Sale invitational art show and Sale Oct 1-3, 2021 at the First Christian Church, 1900 Crater Lake Ave, Medford, OR 97504
Hours  Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 noon to 4 p.m.

September Love

This is to let you know about a couple of upcoming events.  

Since the “Improve your Painting 101” mini-workshop at Scrappy Craft was so well received last month, I’m continuing it on a monthly basis. Next week – Thursday, Sept 30, (1-4pm) is the next class. There is still room if you would like to join us! Contact me directly to reserve space, or if you have any questions.  

I’m also looking forward to teaching another plein air workshop on Saturday, October 9 (10-4) at Lone Ranch alpaca farm! The workshop is sponsored by Rogue Gallery Art Center; sign up with them; either online or by phone. * attached flyer for more info

May you enjoy the beauty of Fall and its crisp, bright days!

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Plein Air at Lone Ranch with Silvia Trujillo

Beginning through advanced painters welcome.  All media welcome.

Saturday, October 9, 10 am-4 pm

Experience painting and drawing in the great outdoors.  Enjoy painting the beautiful surroundings of Alpacas at Lone Ranch in Eagle Point, Oregon.  Landscape artist Silvia Trujillo will guide you in depicting the beauty of the landscape, creating interesting compositions, and capturing a moment in time.  Please bring water, a lunch, and light snack, if desired.


To register and to see more adult classes go to

AGA October 2021 Exhibits

Find all the details of the Ashland Gallery Association AGA October 2021 exhibits here!

First Friday Art Walk, October 1, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please visit gallery, studio, and artist websites for more information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures. Thank you.

AGA October 2021 Exhibits Spotlight

Art & Soul Gallery
Through the Window, Pastel Paintings by Carla J Griffin

AGA October 2021 Exhibits: First Light at Lake Louise, pastel by Carla J Griffin
Image Credit:
Carla J Griffin, First Light at Lake Louise, Pastel

Currently featured at Art & Soul Gallery is Through the Window, Pastel Paintings by Carla J Griffin. On October 1, during First Friday Art Walk, Carla will be present to answer questions about her work.

“I frequently begin a painting in my mind while looking through a window. It might be from a plane, a train, a hotel, or my rearview mirror.” – Carla J Griffin

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.

Address and Contact Information:
247 East Main, Ashland, OR 97520

Gallerie Karon
Faces Hidden and Revealed

AGA October 2021 Exhibits: Gallerie Karon
Image Credit:
Gallerie Karon, Untitled, Mixed Media

This month’s exhibition at Gallerie Karon includes masks and puppets from around the world. The exhibition includes face, helmet, and shoulder masks ranging from two inches to four feet. further, puppets include rod, shadow, and hand styles with a variety of different animals being represented.

Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
500 A Street # 1, Ashland, OR 97520

Hanson Howard Gallery
Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, Dews

AGA October 2021 Exhibits: Pygmy Hippo, ceramic by Dews.
Image Credit:
Dews, Pepper, Pygmy Hippo, Endangered, Ceramic

Hanson Howard Gallery currently featuries masterful oil paintings by Jhenna Quinn Lewis, rich woodblock prints by Millie Whipplesmith Plank, and stylized ceramics by Dews. Jhenna’s paintings are simple, intimate compositions that invite the viewer to closely examine the details of a bird in an unexpected setting. On the other hand, Millie’s prints celebrate the biodiversity and preservation of open spaces. Dews is inspired by the fusion of gardening with ceramics, whether it be realistic or whimsical.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.

Address and Contact Information:
89 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Ashland Art Works Galleries
Claudia Law and John Weston

AGA October 2021 Exhibits: Fuji Flowers II, textile by Claudia Law
Image Credit:
Claudia Law, Fuji Flowers II, Textile

This month’s exhibition at Ashland Art Works includes textile works by Claudia Law and wood works by John Weston. Color, texture, and creating the illusion of depth, movement, and transparency are Claudia’s focus, whereas John consistently attempts to highlight the natural beauty found in the materials that he uses. On Saturday, October 9, Claudia will be present to demonstrate her artistic processes.

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

Address and Contact Information:
291 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Thanks for taking a look at the AGA October 2021 exhibits. We hope you will join us for the Ashland First Friday ArtWalk on October 1! The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities.