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Rogue Gallery & Art Center Main Gallery Exhibit Strokes of Light




Photographs by Kristen Beck, Rich Bergeman, Jim Curtis, Nomeca Hartwell, & Paul Jorizzo

August 9–September 20, 2019 reception: Friday, August 16, 5:30–8pm

Nomeca Hartwell Selma Storm

Nomeca Hartwell “Selma Storm”

Northwest artists Kristen Beck, Rich Bergeman, Jim Curtis, Nomeca Hartwell, & Paul Jorizzo use cameras to explore their individual visions. This exhibit represents the diverse approach of photography in art. Images include mysterious landscapes, celestial night skies, abstract architecture, and people of foreign lands.

Nomeca Hartwell Lake Selmac Moon_Stars_and Jupiter

Nomeca Hartwell “Lake Selmac Moon, Stars, and Jupiter”

Kristen Beck has lived in the Rogue Valley for the past forty years. She loves taking pictures, capturing that blink in time.  Her photography includes street photography, astrophotography to abandoned sites, landscapes and wildlife.  She believes you can finds beauty in everything if you just look. Rich Bergeman has been creating photographic works for over thirty years. He has used all manner of cameras and processes including silver, platinum, and Polaroid to pinhole. He now works in the infrared spectrum. Jim Curtis has a BA in Art and Industrial art from California State University at Fresno. His inspiration in this exhibit is from the dock at Port Orford on the Oregon Coast. He seeks to presents abstract images that emerge from the chaffed, rusted hulls and rudders of the ships in the port. Nomeca Hartwell has worked with a camera for over sixty years. For twenty-eight years, she worked at the Fire Lookout in the Southwest District of Oregon. The remote location of the Fire Lookout gave her time to practice her photographic skills and experience wonderful sunrises and sunsets. Paul Jorizzo explores places that are less traveled. His images were taken in remote areas of Ethiopia, Bolivia, Vietnam, and Kiribati. Through his travels, he seeks to know more about the local peoples’ culture and their daily life. His experiences in these locations have reinforced his perceptions of the sincerity and generosity among the people who have a simpler way of living.

Jim Curtis_Tsunami III

Jim Curtis “Tsunami III”

Refreshments from Harry & David will be served at the reception.

Art du Jour Gallery Features Artist Winnifred Liang and More August 2019

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News for Art du Jour August 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is featuring the work of Winnifred Liang for August, while Sheri Dinardi will be our guest artist in the Salon through September.  Musical entertainment for Third Friday on August 16 is yet to be determined and will be announced at a later date on Facebook (

Featured Artist Winnifred Liang

"The Russian Peasants", oil on canvas by Winnifred Liang. Digital image provided by artist

“The Russian Peasants”, oil on canvas by Winnifred Liang. Digital image provided by artist

“Kinetic Motion” abstract expressionism oil on canvas by Winnifren Liang. Digital image provided by the artist

Winnifred Liang’s art exemplifies her diversity. Born in Malaysia of Chinese ancestry, she lived and was educated in Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the US.  Winnifred studied classical piano in all three locations, and earned undergraduate degrees in oil painting, drawing, art history, and business administration. Graduate degrees in geography, and urban and regional planning. She worked as a land use/environmental planner in the private and public sectors, and as an adjunct geography professor in the community college and California State University systems.

Upon retiring in 2012, she returned to painting and now works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, charcoal, pencil, and pastels. She also taught a drawing class at the Haggin Museum, Stockton.

Winnifred has won several awards and exhibited in various art galleries and public arenas in California. She exhibited her work in Calaveras County Arts Council, Aloft Gallery, Umpqua Bank, Calaveras County Annual Fairs, and various vineyards in the Calaveras County. She won first and second awards at the 2015 County fairs. She was a feature artist at the Lodi Performing Arts Center, and at the Lodi public library. She has recently relocate to Medford and won a ribbon for her watercolor painting at the Southern Oregon Society of Artists. Her artistic expressions, closely related to her extensive musical and geography backgrounds, reflect her love for nature.

Note from AdJ:  In an earlier press release this artist was announced as Winnifred Wilson. While she goes by both names a bit of confusion ensued when her bio information was submitted to us. We regret any mistakes that may have been passed along due to this error in communication.

Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi in Salon August through September

"Moments of Reflection", by Sheri Denardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

“Moments of Reflection”, by Sheri Denardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

“Becoming”, by Sheri Dinardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

Sheri Dinardi writes that her home in Jacksonville is a constant source of inspiration due to the surrounding beauty. She began studying oil portrait painting with Richard McKinley and later attended workshops with Frank Covino, studying Old Master techniques. Later she continued her education through workshops with Dan Gerhartz, Michael Malm, JoAnn Peralta, and many others. She also learns from “really great” painting videos, attends local art academies and life painting sessions.

The focal piece in this exhibit is “A Moment of Reflection”, her most recent gallery type work which was accepted last summer for the Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Exhibition in Boulder Colorado. About this painting Sheri writes, “I hoped to capture her momentary pause as she reflected. This girl seemed deep in thought as she twirled her long curls with her fingers. Only she knows what she was pondering. ” In our hurried lives where we are rapidly moving from one thing to the next and the next, juggling balls, answering calls and checking for what is next on the to-do list. More than ever, we need times of quiet… no expectation, just a time to rest, find peace and inspiration in simpler things.

Just a few minutes in the cool of the early morning on the porch, awaiting the sunrise can fill your soul. The chorus of birds in the trees seems to crescendo in anticipation of the sunrise marking the new day. So it is also in moments in our day when we observe life and the lives around us taking place… a conversation with a friend… time with a loved one or even a treasured pet.

 Much of my work is contemplative and along this theme I will choose the work for this exhibit, in hopes you, the viewer will find joy and inspiration in the works.”

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

Art du Jour is still actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our co-operative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event. Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website ( for full membership information.

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM

Summer Kids Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art

Kids Art Classes!

We’re having a fun summer of art here!

Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page.
Advanced registration is strongly recommended most of these classes are on the verge of filling.Classes are limited in size and we don’t want to have to turn away a child.
All classes are $15 and include all the materials!

Fish Prints!

with Kim de Young

Tuesday, August 13

1 – 3 pm

In this class for 9-12 years old.
We will learn about the Japanese art of fish printing, called Gyotaku. We will use a variety of realistic rubber fish as we work in the process of printmaking. Together we will create one long mural, and each student will also make an individual print to bring home.

Draw from a Photo

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, August 15

1 – 3 pm

Learn how to sketch, shade, and create a copy of any photograph. Bring your own photo, or choose from one of ours.


with Barbara Burnett

Tuesday, August 20

1 – 3 pm

We’ll explore watercolor for fun. How to arrange pieces for painting and how to sketch before applying color.

How to Draw Eyes class on 8/22 is full.

Pop-Up Cards

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, August 27

1 – 3 pm

Learn a variety of ways to create pop-up cards. Kids will complete a variety of projects while trying out different styles.

Colored Pencils

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, August 29

1 – 3 pm

Make a colorful drawing. Learn how to blend colors, and create layers with colored pencils. Try out ways to color, then create a colorful drawing of your own.

  • Kids need to be checked in & out by an adult.
  • All kids need to be able to follow directions and be in a class for a two-hour period.
  • Minimum age for most classes is age 7. We do not offer classes for younger kids at this time.
  • All classes are $15, and include materials.
  • Advance registration is strongly recommended. We have limited space.
  • All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled. If your kiddo is not able to make it please let us know.
Questions? Contact the museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email[email protected]. Click on our logo below to be taken to the online sign up.

Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

August 2019 Adult Art Classes at GPMA

August 2019 Adult Art Classes at GPMA

Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page.
We now have two levels of pricing for classes.
 Museum members receive a $5 discount on all classes.
To become a member or to renew a membership:

Elements of Art – Color

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, August 3

1 – 4 pm

Part of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
Color! Color can be one of the most dominate elements.
·        Learn about hues, value, and intensity.
·        Explore the historical changes of color use, warm vs. cool palettes.
·        Create your own color wheel for reference.
·        Learn, with simple projects, how to set a mood with color in your artwork.
Class will be taught in acrylic – but the knowledge works for all mediums. A great class for the beginner, the art appreciator, and the more advance student who is looking to have a traditional fundamentals education.
All materials provided.

Elements of Art – Value

with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, August 24

1 – 4 pm

Part of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
Values & Contrast do a lot of the work that color gets the credit for.
• Learn about values, & contrast
• How to use them to control how the eye goes through an artwork
• Low-key vs high-key lighting
• How to use values with colors
• How to set up value changes in your composition
• We will make value charts and color value charts for your future reference
• Learn how to translate a colorful world into a monochromatic drawing
All supplies included
All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled.
Unsure if your membership is active? Check in with the Museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email [email protected]

August Guest Artist Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

August Guest Artist Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

We would like to share with you a little about our distinguished August Guest Artist, Ilene Gienger-Stanfield.

Gienger-Stanfield’s studio is in the hills of Southern Oregon, where she holds weekly figurative sessions and teaches private lessons. She has taught workshops nationwide and has signature status with the American Impressionist Society, Pastel Society of America, and Northwest Pastel Society, and master signature status with Women Artists of the West.

Ilene’s first intensive studies were in portraiture, where her sensitivity to capturing the character of her subjects honed her drawing skills. Always open to learning, she then began observing subjects with a more abstract thought process, seeing only color, shapes, and how they fit together. This observation of shapes led to a broader range of subjects such as still life, landscape and figurative. Often Gienger-Stanfield does not know what she is painting, only the shapes she is painting. The last influential injection into Ilene’s current painting style was to strive for more original and clean color.

The combination of these influences—drawing, shape, and color—have led to a style that is “A space that is my own” quotes Gienger-Stanfield. With images pared down to the essentials, the viewer sees natural, simplistic, and truthful art.

Art Presence invites you to a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 3, from 1–3 pm. If you can’t make it, please save the date and come to the gallery for the Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk on August 10 from 5–7:30 pm.

Painting by Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

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AGA August Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

AGA August Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk festivities!   

Ashland First Friday Art Walk, August 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm


Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Venture further to explore our out-skirting galleries. Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!


For more information about all of our exhibits, please visit

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August 2019

Hanson Howard Gallery
Sara Swink, ceramic sculpture
Alison O’Donoghue, paintings

Alison O'Donoghue, “Odds & Ends” acrylic on panel. On display at Hanson howard Gallery, Ashland, Oregon, August 2019

Alison O’Donoghue, “Odds & Ends” acrylic on panel

Sara Swink creates self possessed, colorful figures embedded with clues that they exist in a playfully subconscious world. Be they human or creature, there is often the element of the dreamy or the bizarre in their gestures, expressions and adornments. For Swink, art and dream worlds are interconnected. Both invite the unconscious to become conscious; both rely on a language of symbols open to interpretation; both contain clues about psychological patterns. Most often she builds using gritty, sculpture clay, adding color with layered oxides, underglazes and glazes, and fires to mid range temperature giving a matte quality to the saturated colors.

The artwork of Alison O’Donoghue can be described as contemporary folk art; partly naïve, sometimes illustrative, at times cartoony, with some of her pieces being heavily patterned. Her paintings are mostly playful with creatures and people that are quite often glowing with life… awash in dimensional color and shade in a mostly two-dimensional world. In many of her paintings, she combines everyday objects such as; cups of coffee, fruit, plants, humans, birds and odd, made up animals, into a fluid motion of interaction of intertwined shapes. The playful next to the sinister, give the paintings a sense of humor and the complexity of an unfolding story.
August 2 – September 3, 2019
Opening reception August 2, 5-8 pm


Gallerie Karon
The Female of the Species – Part I

Pegi Smith, Seeing You Seeing Me, mixed media painting

Pegi Smith, “Seeing You Seeing Me” mixed media painting

Our traditional invitational all women artists show opens August 2nd. Over 20 artists are represented in our biggest show of the year. Art mediums range from photography to pastels, acrylics, water colors and mixed media.

We have earrings by California jeweler Denise Hazleton. Others include Raina Bradshaw, Sharon Moore, Karen Wasser and our latest jewelry artist, Eileen Rouse. We are looking forward to having a special trunk show with Denise some time in August or September – we’ll keep you posted!
Special right now is a tribute to the release of the Downton Abbey movie. The movie will be released in September and we’ll have a little area devoted to the look of the Abbey including a fantastic portrait of Maggie Smith in porcelain by Jerri Cook. Another setting will showcase an exquisite bronze figure of Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance. She will be joined by Quan Yins, other female deities and a rare antique female ancestor figure.


Art & Soul Gallery
“Land of My Heart” Oil Paintings by Silvia Trujillo

Silvia Trujillo, Hill Song, Oil on Canvas

Silvia Trujillo, “Hill Song,” Oil on Canvas

“Land of My Heart” is one artist’s discovery of homeland. To Silvia Trujillo, it’s a place that is both physical and spiritual, a connection found in land, sky, water and light. In masterful impressionistic style, Trujillo captures scenes from across Southern Oregon and Northern California that are both familiar and otherworldly; scenes that help us examine our own concept of “home”.
“It’s my goal to honor land, water, and sky in my paintings and to create a need for preserving an area’s natural beauty.” – Silvia Trujillo
First Friday reception August 2, 5 – 8 pm
Music by Douglass Ross, dulcimer


Shepherd’s Dream
The Sound and the Fury

Michele Sabatier, Sound Fury, 10 X 10 Encaustic on panel

Michele Sabatier, “Sound Fury” 10 X 10 Encaustic on panel

Michele Sabatier’s birthplace was Virginia with origins in the rice fields of Cajun SW Louisiana and currently lives in Portland, OR. She holds a BFA from the School of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, and an MA in curriculum design, University of Mississippi. Michele’s encaustic work, is created from memory rather than using photographic references. She has described them as “intuitive and sense-memory based.” They reflect the vast flatness and the alluvia planes of the Mississippi Delta, as well as, the enveloping intimacy of the Pacific Northwest forests.  The work is both abstract and object landscapes, capture and record the internal or external context of experience.  This particular series of work, is very deliberately based on memories of the South, and their titles are quotes from a William Faulkner’s novel which references…Macbeth’s Tomorrow upon Lady Macbeth’s death…


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Denali Grace at South Stage Cellars

Denali Grace at South Stage Cellars

Painting by Denali Grace, who show her works at South Stage Cellars in jacksonville, Oregon in august 2019.

Artist and illustrator Denali Grace shows her distinctive paintings at South Stage Cellars for the month of August.

Denali’s Intuitive Painting is a powerful and creative self discovery process in which you travel a private path, uncovering images of your inner self.

Enjoy fine art by Denali, fine wine by South Stage, and live music by Steve Shine and Sonic Gravity at a reception on Friday, August 9 from 5:30–7:30 pm.

Can’t make it Friday eve? Stop by during the Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk, August 10 from 5-7:30pm!

South Stage Cellars is located at 125 South 3rd St in Jacksonville.

Monkey Business by Jess Carey at Free Association

Monkey Business by Jess Carey at Free Association
Monkey Business, mokey art by Jess cArey at Free Association gallery in Jacksonville, Oregon. Show opens August 10 with a reception from 6-8pm.

Saturday, August 10, Free Association welcomes Jess Carey: painter, inventor, cartoonist, illustrator, Robot Santa, stringed instrument aficionado with the voice of a rustic angel, enthusiast of fun and nature, and artist with a heart of gold…our North Star from Maine!

Jess makes sock monkeys with interesting personalities and kind portraits of birds and animals alike.

Join us for a Second Saturday reception on August 10 from 5-8 pm!

Free Association is located at 120 North 4th Street in Jacksonville ~ Contact gallery owner and curator of the curious Jessica Cornman at 541-200-4184



Vintage Figures by Ilene Ginger-Stanfield at Art Presence

Vintage Figures by Ilene Ginger-Stanfield at Art Presence

Painting by Ilene Gienger-Stanfield at Art Presence for August 2019

Art Presence Art Center, 206 North Fifth Street in Jacksonville, will feature vintage figurative pastel paintings by Ilene Gienger-Stanfield.  The exhibit, “Vintage Figures,” opens August 2nd with colorful, professional and nostalgic paintings for the curious and art lovers alike.
For many of the paintings, Gienger-Stanfield hired professional models and utilized a friend’s vintage clothing acquisitions.  There is a ‘turn of the century” Jacksonville flair to the collection.
Gienger-Stanfield teaches and exhibits nationwide.  She is a member of Oil Painters of America, Signature member of NW Pastel Society, American Impressionist Society, and Pastel Society of America and a master signature member of Women Artists of the West.
The reception for “Vintage Figures” takes place Saturday, August 3rd, from 1-3 pm.  Come join us for this warm-hearted reminiscence of the past.  Call 541-941-7057 for more information, and visit to learn more about the artist and see more of her work.
Painting by Ilene Gienger-Stanfield at Art Presence for August 2019

Eye Opener Blindish Art at Free Assocation

Free Association gallery has on display a fantastic exhibition entitled “Eye Opener” — a wonderful collection of “blind-ish” art by artist Silhouette of Ashland. Silhouette lost most of her sight due to an automimmune condition, but she hasn’t let that stop her from creating. At first sight, her art is amazing. When considering her limited eyesight, it’s an eye-opener, for sure!

The reception has passed, but Silhouette’s show remains on display until Free Association’s next show opens in mid-August. The gallery is located at 120 North 4th street in Jacksonville. Hours can vary, so if you see something you like, please call Jessica Cornman, gallery owner, at 541-200-4184.

Eye Opener, exhibition of blindish art by Silhouette at Free Association Gallery in Jacksonville, Oregon July-August 2019