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Thalia Suzuki Keple

I have been involved with fiberarts and crafts since childhood. After a career in Food Science and the software industry, I have returned to jewelrymaking and weaving. My work has been seen at the Ashland Art Center, Grants Pass Museum of Art, Rogue Gallery and Waterlily Studio in Florence, OR. My jewelry combines fiber, exotic fabrics, beads, metals and braids… Read more →

October 2020 Press Release

In October, Art du Jour Gallery features the works of two distinguished artists: wildlife photographer Joshua Able, and watercolor painter Betty Barrs. Digital images for reproduction purposes are available by request. October Featured Gallery Artist – Joshua Able, Wildlife Photographer Joshua Able was born in Upstate New York and grew up in a family that was connected to the natural… Read more →

Art du Jour October 2020 Newsletter

Art du Jour August Announcements

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
HOURS Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM
THIRD FRIDAY 5PM – 8PM
Art du Jour August Announcements
Third Friday of August 2020

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, is an artists cooperative featuring the works of 17 local artists. We’ve made the appropriate modifications to ways we safely showcase our members’ artwork. First, because floorspace limits our capacity for gatherings, we must limit the amount of people standing within our confines at any one time. Second, in the event we reach our capacity of 10 we will provide a drink of cold water and a place to sit and visit with one of our friendly artists until space allows. Finally, private viewings by reservation are encouraged outside open business hours. To make your reservation, contact the gallery at the phone number above, via your favorite member artist, or by email at: [email protected].

For August we feature guest artist Betty Barss and our own Mary Jo Heath.

Betty Barss Salon Exhibit at Art du Jour Gallery, Medford, Oregon

Betty Barss featured guest exhibit in the salon at Art du Jour through September 2020. Roy Musitelli photo 8/4/20

Featured Guest Artist Betty Barss

Southern Oregon resident Betty Barss was born in Dallas, Texas. Later she moved with her family to California in 1957. Then she graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Education.  She taught fourth and sixth grade, including art education, for 25 years with the Medford School District.  Betty and her husband Don have lived in the Rogue Valley since 1974 and have two married children and four grandchildren.

Betty’s versatility with a wide range of subjects has contributed to the popularity of her work. She has been notably recognized and awarded for her watercolor paintings. Further, her work is showcased in a handful of locations from galleries to fine restaurants.

After first painting oils in 1970, Barss slowly made the transition into transparent watercolors.  As a result, she found the challenge and spontaneity to more accurately reflect the feelings she wished to convey.  She also tutored under the late Bruce Butte of Jacksonville for 20 years.  Betty has signature membership in North West Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of Oregon. She is also a member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists, the Artists’ Workshop, Rogue Gallery and Art and Soul Gallery.

Siesta Time by Betty Barss

Siesta Time by Betty Barss

Featured Member Mary Jo Heath

Mary Jo Heath featured artist exhibit for August 2020. Roy Musitelli photo 8/4/20

Mary Jo Heath featured artist exhibit for August 2020. Roy Musitelli photo 8/4/20

Born in Coos Bay, Oregon, Mary Jo Heath moved to the Rogue Valley with her family when she was five. She went on to earn two bachelor degrees from Southern Oregon College and the University of Oregon.  Mary Jo retired after teaching art in public schools for more than 30 years. Her inspiration for this month’s featured exhibit is a collection of colorful pastel scenery.

We remain open for Third Friday on the 21st from 5-8 pm with social distancing measures in place. In addition, we happily provide a mask for anyone who wishes to enter but shows up without one. Please go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for more current updates.

Art du Jour August 2020 Newsletter

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Art du Jour Third Friday News

Art du Jour Third Friday News

Art du Jour Gallery’s board of directors have voted to continue with plans to hold a scaled down version of our Third Friday reception on July 17, 5 to 8 pm.  With more stringent social distancing regulations being in order, we will require that all visitors wear a protective face covering to enter the gallery. As a courtesy we will provide a mask at the door if someone without would like to enter and view our exhibits. For the time being we will not be offering any musical entertainment, but will have some seating set up in front of the gallery to relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

Art du Jour Third Friday news - image of gallery

Medford’s Art du Jour Gallery will offer to give a mask to anyone coming into the gallery expressing a desire to remain and view our artwork. We have also decided to hold-over a portion of the popular student art show through July. Roy Musitelli photo 7/1/20

July Featured Artist Dixie Kinser

Prior to becoming an artist, Dixie Kinser raised a family and earned degrees from Southern Oregon College.  After teaching for 12 years, she received a doctorate from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.  She also served as teacher and administrator for Children’s Home of Stockton. After leaving education she was free to pursue an interest in art that had been neglected.  Already involved into part-time silk dyeing, Dixie next committed to learning watercolor.  She writes; “I studied with several teachers both in Stockton and the Rogue Valley.  I have been member of Gallery One, Grants Pass; Art Presence, Jacksonville; Art and Soul, Ashland; and Art du Jour, Medford.  My work has been shown in many other local venues in Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, and Central Point.  I have had paintings in the Oregon Water Color Society show, as well as the National Juried show at Emerald Art Center in Eugene.  My work includes watercolor, acrylic, and collage.  I do both representational and abstract paintings.  I am a member of Watercolor Society of Oregon, Southern Oregon Society of Artists and Southern Oregon Art Alliance.”

Dixie is also currently on our board of directors.

Art du jour Gallery is featuring works by Dixie Kinser (left) for the month of July. At right one of our newest members is wildlife photographer Joshua Able. Roy Musitelli photo 7/1/20

For the rest of July Charity Hubbard’s student exhibit remains, as well as Charity’s own presentation in the salon. Take advantage of this opportunity to see some of the Rogue Valley’s best offering of bright young artistic talent.

Art du Jour Third Friday news - July 2020 Newsletter

Art du Jour July 2020 News

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Art du Jour June Reopening

Art du Jour June Reopening

213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
TEMPORARY HOURS Tues – Sat., NOON – 4PM

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, is cautiously moving ahead in reopening our artist’s cooperative with modifications to ways we safely showcase our members’ artwork. With respect for all, we want the volunteers who sit in our gallery to be safe. Therefore, we ask that everyone wear a mask when entering the gallery. We also recognize that floorspace limits our capacity for gatherings, therefore must regretably cancel all monthly Third Friday events for the foreseeable future. Private viewings by reservation are encouraged outside open business hours by contacting the gallery at the phone number above, by contacting your favorite artist, or through email at: [email protected].

For June we are bringing back the popular student art show known as: Charity Hubbard and Associates. See details below…

Featured Artist Charity Hubbard’s Student Associates

Southern Oregon resident Charity Hubbard has been a professional fine artist for over 20 years, and has a background in commercial illustration. She is trained in perspective and drafting, has illustrated by commission for architects and builders, rendering technical yet artistic architectural illustrations in a variety of mediums.  Charity’s current art pursuits are in fine art oil paintings of people, landscape, animals and architecture.  Charity teaches weekly private classes for youth and adults.

The practice of frequently painting from life on location “en plein air” and people from life is important to Charity.  She feels that the regular exercise of painting from life enables her to better capture life, light and a truer sense of atmosphere, even when painting from life is not possible.  She writes, “Each moment is a gift and a place in time that will never happen again, perhaps similar to how an historian might feel, it’s a privilege to persevere in portraying the spirit of a moment through visual expression to the best of my ability.”

This years’ student participants include:

  • Logan Vosburg
  • Quinn Vosburg
  • Molly Budge
  • Kate Cook
  • Henry Kantor
  • Amelia McClure
  • Kintrye McNaught
  • Keera Peterson
  • Hannah Scott
  • Mea Simonsen
  • Hannah Erickson
  • Evelyn Gettman
  • Morgan Godard
  • Alex Mollahan
  • Cassie Penn
  • Katie Snaith

This will be Charity’s 12th year of offering small classes that take a classical approach to art.  She has taught in conference workshops and currently offers classes to youth ages 10 and up, teens and adults, rotating in subjects of study.  Her classes are small, 6-10 students each, taught with the aid of an intern assistant – allowing for much individual instruction from Charity.  She also offers a more intensive program where student interns can study with Charity for 16-18 hours a week and earn a certificate with completion of the prestigous.Atelier Program.

For contact with Charity go to her website at: www.charityhubbard.com.

Changes at Art du Jour

We are saddened to announce that Carol Sharp, a core member of Art du Jour Gallery, passed away in April. She was the wife of Bob Sharp, who also passed away a few days earlier and was also a member of our gallery. Our collective best wishes and prayers for the family. Their presence will be missed.

Over the break in activity we’ve added several new artists to our mix, including most recently Kori Guy Crutcher of Chilloquin. Add her name to other recent additions Joshua Able, Don Veverka, Douglas Staples and Raye Aubin, and we offer a lot of new diverse look.

Please go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for more current updates.

Art du Jour Gallery March Newsletter

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February 2020 Exhibits at Art du Jour

February 2020 Exhibits at Art du Jour

In February classical guitarist Rod Petrone will be our musician for Art du Jour Gallery’s Third Friday event on February 21. Please go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for further updates.

Featured Artist Mary Ann Macey

Viewing the sea, land and wildlife inspires Mary Ann Macey to paint more and more scenes of creation and its beauty!  As an artist, she followed in her family’s footsteps.  Her art career flourished in Southern California, where she taught many classes, won numerous awards, sold paintings and accepted commission work.  Mary Ann studied art across the southland at Santa Monica College, Ventura College, and Palomar College with an opportunity of study under some prominent and gifted artists. “When I moved to Oregon my professional art career took a back seat to focus on raising my family.” Macey writes. “Now they are a wonderful encouragement for me to become more involved in my art as they focus on raising their own families.  She is currently a member of Art du Jour Gallery, Rogue Valley Art Center, SOSA, and Artists Loft in Coos Bay.

Painting by Mary Ann Macey, to be exhibited at Art du Jour Gallery in Medford, Oregon in February 2020 Painting by Mary Ann Macey, to be exhibited at Art du Jour Gallery in Medford, Oregon in February 2020

Guest Artists Vivian McAleavey and Tom Glassman

Fine art photograph of a misty forest scene by Vivian McAleaveyFor February and March we will be exhibiting the work of two Medford based photographers in the Salon, Vivian McAleavey and Tom Glassman.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Vivian McAleavey earned a bachelor’s degree with majors in math and geology. With both backgrounds she was drawn to the exploration of Nature’s underlying principles.”While I have always had a camera in hand, it wasn’t until after my children were grown and gone that I had the time and energy to seriously pursue photography as an art form.” Vivian writes. “My hope is that each viewer of this exhibit will be seduced by at least one of these pathways.  That an image will speak to them of their personal journey and help them find their way through their next few steps.”

 

Fine art photograph of a forest plantation in southern Oregon by Tom GlassmanAs a former creative director at several ad agencies, Tom Glassman is used to routinely looking for the unusual. “I attribute my ability ‘to see’ to my advertising background.” Tom writes. His work has shown in a number of galleries and exhibits in Boston, Massachusetts; Portland and Kennebunkport, Maine; Seattle and Kirkland, Washington; California; New Orleans; and of course, Oregon.  His work is in the private collections of many professional photographers, photography instructors, designers, art directors, graphic artists, art instructors, gallery owners, plain old artist-artists (painters, sculptors, etc.), and many of the framers Tom has worked with.  Additionally he teaches photography and fine art printing.

Support the Arts in Medford by Becoming a Patron Member

Though we continue 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, we also love our Patron Members who help keep our doors open. Ask any gallery member or contact us by email at [email protected]. Go to our website (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

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