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Art du Jour December 2022

Art du Jour December 2022 newsletter

December 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit

The closing exhibition of 2022 is a particularly beautiful collection of works by our member artists. The show opens Friday, December 2, and closes Sunday, January 1, with a reception on Saturday, December 3, from 1–3 pm. Enjoy this sneek peek at a few of the works in this show and plan to visit the gallery and bring one home any Thursday (until 12/22), Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in December!

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December Guest Artist: The 10th Annual Angels Show

We are delighted to host the Angels Show in our gallery for the 5th year and tremendously happy with this year’s collection of angel art. The show opened on December 2 and continues through Sunday, January 1. Please joins us for a reception where you can meet many of this year’s angel artists on Saturday, December 3, from 1–3 pm.

The Angels Show had its inaugural exhibition at the GoodBean Cafe on Oregon Street in 2012. Co-Owner Mary Kell longed to be surrounded with angels that holiday season, and she asked Hannah West, curator of the GoodBean’s art displays at the time, to put together a show of angels for the shop. Despite the last-minute calls to artists, the show was a success for artists and patrons alike. As a result, they continued the show each year until 2018. Nonetheless, Mary felt strongly that the Angels Show should continue every holiday season in Jacksonville. By this time, Hannah was serving on the Board of Art Presence, and she brought the idea to then-Director, Anne Brooke. Anne loved the idea and the angels found a new home in a real gallery!

We have had the distinct pleasure of hanging angels created in just about every medium and style known to art! The move to Art Presence made it possible to display freestanding 3D works, therefore we began to see more sculpture, assemblage, and special creations such as hand-crafted dolls.

Our focus is on the artist’s interpretation of the angel concept—we like to see the angels that live in the imagination of artists. Every one of our calls to artists has yielded incredibly creative work. Earth angels, guardian angels, peace angels, angels of hope, rescue angels, everyday angels, angels working in the midst of chaos, exhausted angels, classical, traditional, abstract, painted, sculpted, assembled, digitally created, and drawn, these and more spring forth from their inexhaustible imaginations with color, movement, emotional depth, and message.

This year’s collection of angel art builds upon the diversity and intent of the artists in previous shows. We are delighted with the quality of the work, originality of approach, and depth of interpretation across the entries from this year’s artists. Additionally, we are excited to welcome new angel artists as well as returning artists. Here is a peek at this year’s show. We will add images of individual angels as the show continues.

Join us at the reception on Saturday, December 3 from 1–3 pm to see all the angels and meet their artists!

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Member Artist of the Month, Chris Anderson

Member Artist of the Month, Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson

Meet our December 2022 Member Artist of the Month, Chris Anderson! A newer member of the Art Center, Anderson moved to Jacksonville in August 2020. Having grown up in Ashland and after living in San Francisco, Seattle, and Beijing, he once again calls southern Oregon home.

Anderson’s work is most easily defined as sculptural pieces that include bowls, platters, and art pieces for display. These heirloom quality pieces are created to bring out the best balance of shape and color that the individual piece of wood has to offer. He often uses wood he’s gathered from firewood piles, on walks, from felled and fallen trees, and from the Jacksonville cemetery.

The attention to detail and keen eye that Chris has honed through his woodwork also serve him well in his photography, which captures scenes and moments from his global travels.

On December 15 from 6–7:30 pm, Anderson presents a demonstration of his process of crafting a wooden bowl as he discusses his work. Please join Member Artist of the Month, Chris Anderson, for an informative and fun artist talk!

Follow Chris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoodBowlsByChris/
or on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodBowlsByChris

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Ashland First Friday ArtWalk

December Spotlight Galleries and Artists
Ashland First Friday Art Walk: December 2, 2022, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk, December 2022: Doremus Scudder, Leaning Hut and Snow, Photography at Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland, OR
Doremus Scudder, Leaning Hut and Snow, Photography

Art & Soul Ashland
The American West, Photography by Doremus Scudder

This month’s exhibition at Art & Soul Ashland features black and white photography by Doremus Scudder. With each composition being its own best description, creative expression is presented both powerfully and eloquently. Ultimately for Doremus, the purpose of his work is to enrich and uplift the human spirit through both excellence and beauty.

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
247 East Main Street Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541-880-4100
www.artandsoulashland.com

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk, December 2022: Gabriel Mark Lipper, Untitled, Acrylic on Panel at Enclave Studios
Gabriel Mark Lipper, Untitled, Acrylic on Panel

Enclave Studios
Winter’s Welcome

Currently featured at Enclave Studios are new paintings by Gabriel Mark Lipper, Jay Gordon, Nicole Wasgatt, and Corey Kahn. With each providing a unique process of their own, there is everything from portraits, to still life florals, and abstract landscapes. Even more exciting, during First Friday Art Walk, each of them will be present to share more about their thoughts and concepts.

Hours:
First Friday Art Walk: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
1661 Siskiyou Boulevard #3
Ashland, OR 97520

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk, December 2022: Michael Gibson, Untitled, Mixed Media at Ashland Art Works
Michael Gibson, Untitled, Mixed Media

Ashland Art Works

Holiday Showcase

This month’s exhibition at Ashland Art Works features a diverse selection of artwork made by each of their artist members. Including everything from ceramic mugs, to silk scarves, sterling silver jewelry, original paintings, and outdoor garden sculptures, now is

the time to get a head start on that holiday shopping and choose a memorable gift for a friend, family, or yourself.

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

Address and Contact Information:
291 Oak Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-4735
www.ashlandartworksgalleries.com

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk, December 2022: Noriko Sugita, Full Moon, Woodcut at Hansen Howard Gallery in Ashland, Oregon
Noriko Sugita, Full Moon, Woodcut

Hanson Howard Gallery
Gallery Artists Gift Salon

Currently featured at Hanson Howard Gallery is a fun selection of artwork that is perfect for the gift giving season. From fun to reverent, small and large, 2D and 3D, all of their talented artist members will be featured.

Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
89 Oak Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-2562
www.hansonhowardgallery.com

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants

American Trails Gallery

American Trails Gallery features arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Creekside Pizza

Creekside Pizza features diverse artwork made by locally renowned artists.

Fiber Arts Collective

Fiber Arts Collective is a space where fiber artists come together to collaborate, work, teach, and sell their work.

Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon features artwork and photography along with antiques, artifacts, and

jewelry.

Gambrel Gallery

Gambrel Gallery is a space for contemporary artists to share their work and engage with the community.

John Pugh Studio

John Pugh Studio is the working space of muralist and artist, John Pugh.

Oak Leaf Studio

Oak Leaf Studio is the working space of painter and illustrator, Leif Trygg.

Schneider Museum of Art

The Schneider Museum of Art is a vital force that stimulates inspiration and curiosity through engagement with artists.

The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities.

Central Art Gallery Welcomes Belinda Moffit to 3rd Friday

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November Art Show at Central Art Gallery
Featuring: Belinda Moffit
During Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk
November 18th, 2022 5-8pm


Central Art Gallery is proud to announce our Featured Artist for November, Belinda Moffit. The show will be at Central Art Gallery from 5-8pm on Friday, November 18th during Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk.

The exhibition, entitled, “Out West,” will be on display through 11/26. Central Art Gallery is located at 101 N. Central in Medford.


I care, a lot, about everything. I’ve often wished I could turn down the dial or switch it off entirely, however that’s the place from which the art flows. In painting another human being, I get to express this care. When I give detail to my subject’s feelings and experience, it communicates, “I see you. You matter.”

(From artist’s statement)


Through portraiture, Belinda strives to capture the beauty of each face and connect to the story behind it, truly seeing and celebrating every subject.

To see more of Belinda’s art, you can follow her Instagram page here

For more information about Central Art Gallery, visit centralartsupply.com 


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Art du Jour November Exhibits

art du jour november exhibits 2022 newsletter

November 2022 Guest Exhibit

Inspired by the Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water

The Calligraphers Guild

As the November 2022 guest artist for Art Presence Art Center, The Calligraphers’ Guild has chosen “Inspired by the Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water” for its theme. This puts the focus on our planet, especially during times of extremes in our weather.

The Guild has been active for more than 30 years, providing educational offerings, opportunities to exhibit, and comradery for those who appreciate beautiful writing.

The reception on November 5th, from 1 to 3 pm, will give you a chance to meet these incredible scribes.

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November 2022 First Friday ArtWalk


November Spotlight Galleries and Artists
November 2022 First Friday Art Walk:
November 4, 2022, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

November 2022 First Friday ArtWalk - Art & Soul Ashland
Michael Lynn Adams, Raw Garlic, Oil on Linen

Art & Soul Ashland
Tiny Show – Big Impact

This month’s exhibition at Art & Soul Ashland features all twenty-six of their artists in celebration of the holiday season. Each of them displaying a small painting that would make the perfect gift for a loved one, there will be everything from oils, to acrylics, pastels, mixed media, and more.

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
247 East Main Street Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-880-4100
artandsoulashland.com


November 2022 First Friday ArtWalk - Oak Leaf Studio
Leif Trygg, Ballerina IV, Charcoal and Pastel

Oak Leaf Studio
Ballet to Hip Hop

Currently featured at Oak Leaf Studio is Ballet to Hip Hop. As Leif Trygg describes, beautiful artistic expression, incredible athleticism, and intense human passion all combine to make ballet a mesmerizing experience. Finding hip hop and other forms of dance to have similarities to ballet’s fascinating movements and gestures, his new series of drawings aims to capture the dancer’s movement and style.

Hours:
Friday, Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
247 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-5756
www.leiftryggart.com


November 2022 First Friday ArtWalk - Hanson Howard Gallery
Wade Schuster, Moon Beams, Oil on Canvas

Hanson Howard Gallery
Wade Schuster and Ondrea Levey

This month’s exhibition at Hanson Howard Gallery features paintings by Wade Schuster and sculptures by Ondrea Levey. Wade’s creative practice explores perception, memory, and the everyday life of public space using walks as a source of inspiration. Alternatively, Ondrea’s narrative work is informed by the tenderness, care, and tradition of passing down knowledge from generation to generation.

Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
89 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-2562
www.hansonhowardgallery.com


November 2022 First Friday ArtWalk - John Pugh Studio
John Pugh, Seaside Serenade, Mural

John Pugh Studio
Trompe ‘L Oeil Murals

Currently featured at John Pugh’s Studio are Trompe ‘L Oeil Murals. Painting illusionary scenes on large canvases that are later installed outdoors in the public, for John, creating a sense of place is important as his viewers take delight in being visually tricked. Once intrigued and bonded by a mural, they are invited to visually cross into it further to explore and discover a deeper concept.

Hours:
First Friday Art Walk: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
255 Helman Street, #1 C/D, Ashland, OR 97520
408-835-4341
www.artofjohnpugh.com


Other First Friday Art Walk Participants

American Trails Gallery

American Trails Gallery features arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Ashland Art Works

Ashland Art Works features seventeen diverse artists that create paintings, ceramics, sculptures, and more.

Creekside Pizza

Creekside Pizza features diverse artwork made by locally renowned artists.

Fiber Arts Collective

Fiber Arts Collective is a space where fiber artists come together to collaborate, work, teach, and sell their work.

Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon features artwork and photography along with antiques, artifacts, and jewelry.

Gambrel Gallery

Gambrel Gallery is a space for contemporary artists to share their work and engage with the community.

Schneider Museum of Art

The Schneider Museum of Art is a vital force that stimulates inspiration and curiosity through engagement with artists.

The Old Red Barn

The Old Red Barn is the working space of mixed media artist, Margie Mee.

The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities.

Member of the Month Desmond Serratore

Desmond Serratore

For our inaugural Member of the Month show in November 2022, Art Presence showcases works by the seriously talented Desmond Serratore.

“Creating art is the most pleasurable sensation I have ever had the fortune to experience. While painting, my artistic moments always lead me unconsciously into another, more enlightening picture. That is what excites me—colors that I thought I had seen moments before are magically changed and my vision is suddenly alive. Because of this, I make abrupt, abstract strokes of color, line, and texture to quickly capture concrete images.”

Desmond has been painting fine art landscapes for 8 years. He is a graduate of Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles CA, earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Fine Art in 1973. He worked as a commercial artist, creating advertising, sign and billboard painting, illustration, and cartoons for 30 years.

Professional Memberships

Artists’ Workshop of Southern Oregon, Medford
Rogue Gallery Art Center, Medford
Grants Pass Museum
Southern Oregon Society of Artists, Medford
Art Presence, Jacksonville

Awards

Haines Grant 2018
Honorable Mention, Southern Oregon Plein Air Competition 2017, 2018
Art In Motion, Grants Pass, contest award
First Prize, Jacksonville City Art Contest, 2021
Third Prize, Umpqua Plein Air 2022

Publications

“Rogue Valley with a View,” collected works, 50 pages, 2022

Exhibits

Umpqua Plein Air 2017
Members Gallery, Rogue Art Center, One man show 2018
Rogue Manor, One Man Show, 2018
Artist Workshop, group show 2019, 2022

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