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July Press Release

Featured Watercolor Artist Kay Myer, and Cammy Davis in Our Salon “The gentle flow of beautiful colors fusing together and traveling with generous splashes of water” is Kay Myers’ description of her watercolor style, and she says her “best friends,” her sable brushes, “do most of the work with minimal strokes.” Kay is never at a loss for inspiration and… Read more →

Words in Red Exhibit by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts

Masterpiece Christina Fine Arts Foundation logo and header imagePresents

 Words in Red logo for the art exhibition presented by Masterpiece christian Fine Arts Foundation in 2017

“Words In Red, – the Direct, Uncensored,  Provocative Words of Jesus”
July 1 – 23, 2017

Opening Reception Saturday, July 1st in Ashland, Oregon

    Ashland is known for its world renowned Shakespeare Festival. What guests will also find this July is the traveling “Words in Red” fine art exhibit.  Guests and tourists from across the country can stroll through this fine art gallery to view Nicodemus at Night, The Woman at the Well, Healing of the Blind Beggar, The Woman Caught in Adultery, the demise of the demon possessed pigs, the crucifixion, the resurrected Christ on the shore of Galilee.  A visual plethora of compelling artistically rendered scenes by contemporary art legends Michael Dudash, Ron DiCianni, Frank Ordaz, Chris Hopkins, Glenn Harrington, Mick McGinty, Dan Chen and local artists Austin Maloney, Cathy Gallatin, Debby Fisher, Veronica Thomas, and Melanie Cardinal.

Plus the cinematic sounds of the Words in Red music score, “Sanctus” by Willem van Wyk
Experience this enrapturing sound
July 1 – 23rd

Rogue Coworks at the corner of East Main and 64 N. Pioneer St across from the Black Swan Theater .
Join us for the opening reception
Saturday, July 1st  at 7:00 pm.  $7 at the door/reception or advance tickets here
Daily   11 a.m. – 7 p.m.    Sun. noon – 6.   Regular admission is free

Group tours available . Call 541. 601.7496  for info.

Santus CD cover, music by Wilhelm van Wyk, Masterpiece Christina==an Fine Arts Foundation

Can’t make the show, but want to explore the Words in Red exhibit?   Order the full Gallery Guide here with artist bios, full color depictions and more.

Experience the Incredible Music!
Listen now to the cinematic-esque original music score for the Words in Red exhibit by international composer Willem Van Wyk

Sanctus takes you on a moving journey with a blend of fusion and ethnic world/folk music, rich with haunting vocals (Clara Sorace, Celica Soldream and Victor Sordo) and orchestral grandeur that speaks to the heart. Inspired by the Words of Christ and the artwork of Words In Red, these musical tracks accompany the exhibit experience . Listen now and download one or more of these compelling melodies.

Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Coming July 1, 2017

On the front lawn at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon!

Artists Workshop July 1, 2017 Plein Air Event Show and Sale at ARt Presence ARt Center, Jacksonville, Oregon

The Artists Workshop is holding their 2017 Plein Air Event this year from June 28-July 1, 2017. Participating artists will paint on location for three days, then present their work for judging, a show and sale on the front lawn of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon on July 1 from 9 am – 3 pm.

There will be an exciting quick-paint competition from 10 am to noon, and the awards ceremony takes place at 2:30 pm. Over 30 artists are participating in this year’s event, which means there will be a wide range of plein air painting styles available to interested collectors. Jurors are Willo Balfrey and Richard McKinley, so you know the awards will be decided by two of the most highly respected artists in the Valley!

The event takes place side by side with the July reception for the new art exhibit at Art Presence Art Center, so be sure to come inside and view the paintings and other art works in the gallery too!

July 2017 at Art du Jour


Art Du Jour gallery logo

July at Art du Jour Gallery


Featured Watercolor Artist Kay Myer, and Cammy Davis in Our Salon

The gentle flow of beautiful colors fusing together and traveling with generous splashes of water” is Kay Myers’ description of her watercolor style, and she says her “best friends,” her sable brushes, “do most of the work with minimal strokes.”  Kay is never at a loss for inspiration and can delight in the smallest things, light on a leaf, sparkle on water, and is passionate about painting nature in her colorful, loose and interpretive style.  She has been painting in watercolor since the 1980s and “loves exploring the endless possibilities this medium allows.”

Kay’s art hangs in collections in Koln, Bachingen and Reinsdorf, Germany; Krems and Vienna, Austria; Ryd, Sweden; Wales, UK, and many states throughout the U.S.  She is an active member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and also has won recognitions in international art challenges.  Her early studies were in workshops with Judy Morris, Sharon Wesner and the late Bruce Butte.  In 2015, she attended a workshop with Jean Haines, world famous watercolor artist, author and instructor from London.

Kay is one of Art du Jour’s newest member-artists and we are thrilled to have her.  Kay was born in a Denmark refugee camp and adopted at two years of age by an American farm couple from Blodgett, Oregon.  In 1971, she moved to a home along the Rogue River.  Her work was signed Kay Daniels until 2007 when she married Chuck Myer.  The couple now liveshappily in Medford, where Kay teaches painting workshops, helping others to find the joy she finds in watercolors.

Cammy Davis is Salon Guest Artist

During July in our Salon we are delighted to host mixed-media artist and former Art du Jour Gallery member Cammy Davis.  Cammy’s work has been featured in fine art galleries throughout the Northwest and in books and periodicals.  She is an active member of the Southern Oregon arts community and is a founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon.

Cammy’s mixed media paintings and art jewelry reflect her childhood spent near a river surrounded by the woods.  The lifestyle was simple and creative: if Cammy wanted something, she found a way to make it herself.  This independent creativity manifests itself in her art today in her contrasting use of natural and industrial materials and her lovely, wildly original designs.  Cammy constructs her work from scratch. She explains that she “combines the hands of an artist who builds her own panels and creates her own textures with the mind of one who conducts her own research, attempts her own experiments, and takes her own risks.To Cammy, the creative process flourishes in a willingness to experiment and learn.

Cammy studied Fine Art at the University of Idaho, raised a family and then went back to complete her degree in Interior Design at Bellevue College in Washington.  In addition to her work as a painter and director of numerous local art festivals, Cammy has produced art tutorial and music-art videos for her YouTube channel.  Her paintings have inspired CammyArt jewelry, a line of jewelry made with images of her bright, abstract, fine art paintings.  CammyArt products are available at museums and galleries throughout Oregon, Washington and California.

New Artist-Members Welcome!

Art du Jour Gallery welcomes artists of any medium to apply for membership in our artists’ cooperative.  We have display space for you in our fine art gallery and invite you to visit Art du Jour at 213 E. Main Street in Medford and fill out an application.  Bring in three or four gallery-ready examples of your work for jurying.  Come join us!  (541) 770-3190.

Third Friday

Join us at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, on Friday, July 21st, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet special guest artist Cammy Davis, featured artist Kay Myer and many Art du Jour Gallery artists as well.  Our reception will include the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams.  Appetizers and wine will be served.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.

6th Annual Artoberfest Application Deadline Approaching!

Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans logoCall to Artists
6th Annual Artoberfest
A Juried Art & Fine Craft Fair
in the Beautiful Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 20, 21 and 22

Sponsored by the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans
For Prospectus & Application go to


Questions: Call 541-659-3858 or 541-592-5019

or email [email protected]




Judy Elliott Featured Artist at Gallery One

Judy Elliott Featured Artist at Gallery One

Silk artist Judy Elliott will be the featured artist at Gallery One in Grants Pass and will demonstrate her process for painting on silk on First Friday, July 7th, from 6-7pm.

Crabbing, painting on silk by Judy Elliott, Grants Pass, Oregon


Judy Elliott’s artwork relates to traditional painting. However, instead of painting on canvas, she uses dye and resist on silk, with an emphasis on wildlife and its preservation. Watch a demonstration of her work on July 7th, 6-7pm at Gallery One in Grants Pass.


Reflection, paintig on silk by Judy Elliott, Grants Pass, Oregon


“My inspiration for painting on silk is influenced by my experience while growing up in Hawaii with a family who appreciated art, music, exotic cultures and a love of nature, as well as my observations while hiking throughout Oregon. After reading countless articles about the perils of nature and it’s wildlife, I chose to express the urgency of man’s awareness and accountability for his role in this degradation. My work attempts to reflect this.

My work relates to traditional painting; instead of paint on canvas, I use dye and resist on silk. As I developed my imagery, I created my own technique as a pictorial expression. Usually, I focus on a particular area with endangered species as a subject matter, as in the ocean and its sea life, rivers and streams with wild birds and fish, Hawaiian wildlife or bees with wildflowers.

The beauty of our natural world and its preservation pleases my soul and inspires me to create.”

Judy Elliott
[email protected]
(541) 291-2121

Upcoming Workshops with Silvia Trujillo

Upcoming Workshops with Silvia Trujillo

I’ve been at the drawing board (literally) working on three large commissions for the new Oregon Retina Center in Medford, getting work ready for my solo exhibit at The Berryman Gallery (located in the Craterian Theater), acted as juror for a member show, finished up the teen mentor project, and  recently taught a ‘Clouds & Skies’ workshop. Besides all this I’ve managed to get a bit of plein air work in and attend some open model sessions. Whew, it’s been a busy Spring, but I’m grateful for all of the opportunities! And of course I’m still showing new work at the Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland.

If you’d like to keep up with my latest works and offerings, please visit my blog (link at bottom) and subscribe …

Upcoming workshops:

Oil painting of a landscape with clouds by Silvia trujillo, Ashland, OregonPlein Aire

Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, 8:30am-12pm
All painting media and skill levels welcome

Location TBA

The tradition of Plein Aire (open air) painting began with the impressionists. In this class you will develop a deeper understanding of how to create a successful landscape painting. You will learn principles of composition, light/shadows, atmospheric perspective, and color temperature while working on location. Working directly from nature will help you gain a new understanding and confidence in your landscape painting.

Painting of a tree in oil by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, OregonFix and Finish 

Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20,10am-2pm
All painting media and skill levels welcome

“Fix and/or Finish” a painting by figuring out what will benefit those pieces that are not quite working, or start a new project! The instructor will help with composition, color, and techniques to guide viewers’ eyes through your painting. Silvia has a wide range of experience with different styles and media, and will help you in mastering yours.

Hope you can make it to one or both of these!


For the Love of Summer: Paintings by Anna Elkins at GoodBean Coffee

&, painting by Anna Elkins, Jacksonville, Oregon
For the Love of Summer: Paintings by Anna Elkins 
Summer is celebratory in Jacksonville! With the warm weather and cold drinks, Goodbean is one of my favorite spots to meet friends. It’s a treat to have my art on these historic brick walls again.

Summer Classes and Workshops at Rogue Gallery & Art Center


Tie Dye Camp 
For ages 7-11, Tuesday-Friday, June 27-30 from 1-4pm
Artists will dive into vibrant colors and learn many fun designs and techniques producing bright and colorful tie dye creations.
Register Here >>

Space, Time and the Universe Painting Camp
For ages 7-11 Tuesday-Friday, July 11-14 from 9am-12pm
Students will use their imaginations to create strange new life forms including animals, plants, humans and aliens using traditional drawing techniques with demonstrations, practice, and still life supports.
Register Here >>

Manga Camp with Craig Honeycutt
For ages 11-14 Tuesday-Friday, July 11-14 from 1-4pm
Young illustrators will bring manga characters to life with helpful tips and tricks in creating anatomy, postures, hands, and hair using their favorite characters and other popular images for inspiration.
Register Here >>

See more upcoming summer camps for youth here>>


Plein Aire Painting with Silvia Trujillo
Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, 8:30am-12pm
Working directly from nature will help you gain a new understanding and confidence in your landscape painting.
Register Here >>

Go Abstract! With George Shively
Saturday, July 22,10am-2pm and Sunday, July 23, 1pm-3pm 
Create a painting in a different way and focus on pure design, as beautiful texture and dynamic light and shadow, as elegant linear patterns.
Register Here >>

See more adult workshops and classes here>>

Scenes from the Unconscious at Rogue Gallery and More News

Scenes from the Unconscious


Left: Micah Ofstedahl, STRANGE PARADISE 1920, acrylic Right: Leona Keene Sewitsky, SHIP OF FOOLS, assemblage sculpture

Left: Micah Ofstedahl, STRANGE PARADISE 1920, acrylic
Right: Leona Keene Sewitsky, SHIP OF FOOLS, sculpture




Scenes from the Unconscious
Micah Ofstedahl & Leona Keene Sewitsky

June 23–August 4, 2017

Ashland artist Micah Ofstedahl combines the conscious observations of science with the
subconscious imagination of the mind in his surrealistic acrylic paintings. Jacksonville artist Leona Keene Sewitsky explores the unconscious mind in playful, dreamlike, and mysterious sculptures created from recycled objects and paper mache.