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March 2019 Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will be exhibiting the pastel work of Mary Jo Heath, in addition to the fine art paintings and illustration work of Carl Seyboldt continuing to be on display in the Salon through the end of March,  Plan on joining us for our Third Friday reception 3/15/19, 5:00-8:00 pm.  Musical entertainment will be… Read more →

February 2019 at Art du Jour

Visitors to Medford's Art du Jour Gallery will find a warm and friendly atmosphere on the third Friday of each month.

Photo by Roy Musitelli

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

Upcoming in February 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will be exhibiting the fine art paintings of Carl Seybodt as guest artist in the Salon through February and March, while AdJ member Roy Musitelli will be featured artist. (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Guest Artist Carl Seyboldt

Carl Seyboldt is one of those people who knows that, while nothing is easy, and nothing is free, nothing is impossible either.  A free-lance illustrator, fine artist and adjunct professor at Rogue Community College.  Carl both teaches and uses what he learned at Art Center, now in Pasadena, California and through his life experiences to fashion not just his own profession, but to help students plan theirs as well. He strives always to keep current on the cutting edge of the field.

Carl specializes in painting and drawing wildlife, western scenes and historical subject matter.  He has completed a series of limited edition prints of the famous Wells Fargo Stagecoach line.  He has received a number of awards, including the Sid Burns Artist Award several times.  He has worked as a professional illustrator as well as an illustrator during his career in the Army.  Carl and his wife Sharon of 48 years live on a 21-acre ranch near Eagle Point, Oregon.

Featured Artist Roy Musitelli

The Potter’s Hands by Roy Musitelli. Image provided by the artist

After spending most of his adult life documenting life through the lens of a camera as a newspaper photographer, Roy Musitelli returned to school where he rediscovered his passion for drawing.  One of his first courses at Rogue Community College was a basic drawing class taught by Carl Seyboldt, who’s influence led him to enroll in several more of his classes while pursuing a graphic design degree. ” I knew right away that graphic design wasn’t really my thing”, he writes. “Carl helped me see that illustration is where my heart had been leading me all along and that there was plenty yet to be learned. It’s a profound honor to be sharing this exhibit space with someone who I deeply respect.”

Shrouded Beacon by Roy Musitelli. Image provided by the artist

A member of AdJ since 2016, Roy’s foundation in journalism keeps him in touch with the news of our day which is often reflected in his artwork. In an effort to shed the photographer-turned-artist label for at least one month, Roy’s featured wall exhibit will be dedicated entirely to illustrations that have come from his drawing board of ideas.

Calling All Artists!!!

As one of downtown Medford’s premiere art galleries, we are now actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our cooperative 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: www.artdujourgallery.com for full membership information.

February Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will be exhibiting the fine art paintings of Carl Seyboldt as guest artist in the Salon through February and March, while AdJ member Roy Musitelli will be featured artist. Join us for our Third Friday reception 1/18/19, 5:00-8:00 pm.  Musical entertainment will be announced on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery). Guest Artist Carl Seyboldt… Read more →

Third Friday January 2019 Art du Jour

Visitors to Medford’s Art du Jour Gallery will find a warm and friendly atmosphere on the third Friday of each month.
-Roy Musitelli photo 2/19/16

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is exhibiting the watercolor work of Bruce Barnes as guest artist in the Salon through January, while outgoing AdJ member Linda Meerten is graciously fulfilling a commitment to being our January featured artist. Join us for our Third Friday reception 1/18/19, 5:00-8:00 pm.  Musical entertainment will be announced on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Calling All Artists!!!

As one of downtown Medford’s premiere art galleries, we are now actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our cooperative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role 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: www.artdujourgallery.com for full membership information.

Guest Artist Bruce Barnes

Bruce Barnes guest exhibit at Art du Jour Gallery in Medford, OR. -Image courtesy of the artist

Bruce Barnes has traveled and painted in Oregon, California, Canada, and across Europe. His sketchbook, paints, and brushes are always part of his pack.

Bruce moved to the Rogue Valley in 2002, where he quickly joined the Rogue Valley art scene. He now paints en plein air with The Artists’ Workshop in Jacksonville, Ashland’s Urban Sketchers, The Rogue River Artists Group, and the OLLI watercolor SIG. He has attended numerous painting workshops, and is guided by his painting icons James Fletcher Watson, David Howell, and Virgil Harton, all Englishmen.

Bruce is a past member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, was featured in Ashland Magazine, and has been voted one of the favorite artists in Ashland. Dozens of his paintings are now displayed in homes and businesses across the country, with a few in Europe. He created and conducted popular OLLI classes at SOU focusing on plein air sketching and watercolor painting. He has been featured in a dozen or more one-artist showings at Valley galleries and wineries. For more information on this artist he may be reached at his Ashland studio at 541-201-1947.

Featured Artist Linda Meerten

Coastal scene by Linda Meerten. Image provided by the artist

Photographer Linda Meerten loves the beauty that surrounds us and tries to show that in her work. As an opportunistic photographer she is seldom without her camera for stopping along the roadside to capture what she sees. She lives in the mountains of Southern Oregon where wildlife and scenery is abundant. Also a sculptor and oil painter, Linda studied art and art history in Europe.

Born in the Netherlands, Linda came to America as an infant and proudly became an American citizen in 2013 at a swearing-in ceremony held at Crater Lake National Park, part of a special event held across the country.  She loves hiking the many trails in the area, fishing the Rogue River and spending time with family.

New Members at Art du Jour

We extend a warm welcome to potter Susan Paul-Williams, as well the return of painter Connie Fribance as newest members of our cooperative.  Stop by the gallery to see the works of these two magnificent artists.

Connie Fribance

When I paint I see beauty in things that are common. My goal is to put this on my canvas to share with others. I want the viewers of my work to experience a visual emotion, a connection where they can see and realize the beauty in the life that surrounds them. Connie has many other works on her website,… Read more →

January Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is exhibiting the watercolor work of Bruce Barnes as guest artist in the Salon through January.  Outgoing AdJ member Linda Meerten is fulfilling her commitment to being January’s featured artist.  We are also looking ahead to February when renown illustrator and RCC art instructor Carl Seyboldt has confirmed plans to be our guest… Read more →

December Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, will be presenting Yvonne Kitchen as featured artist, and Bruce Barnes is opening a two-month stint as our guest artist exhibit in the Salon.  We are also pleased to announce that Cara Morgan was the winner of our People’s Choice “Furry and Feathery Friends” contest with her pastel piece titled “Focused”…. Read more →

November 2018 Art Du Jour Newsletter

Art du Jour Gallery | 213 E. Main StreetMedford, OR 97501

Art du Jour November 2018

Hanley Farm-Painting by Debby Fisher showing at Art du Jour. Image proved by artist.

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, will be presenting Ruth Heath as featured artist, and Debby Fisher continues to have her stunning display as the guest artist exhibit in the Salon.  We will also be announcing the winner of our People’s Choice “Furry and Feathery Friends” contest with the top vote getter on display through the month of November.

Ruth Heath featured artist for November

Ruth Heath began painting at 22 after purchasing some Walter Foster instruction books. After moving to Medford with her family from Southern California she found this to be an inspiring place to live, and began painting with watercolors, acrylics and pastels.

Ruth Heath’s art exhibit at Art du Jour is the inspiration of her travels through Europe. Image provided by the artist.

Her suggestion to new painters is start with pencil sketching or painting with one color and gradually add more. She writes, “As you practice more you will see the things around you in a different light and you will improve. Learn the basics, so your masterpieces will stand the test of time, then be brave and try something different. There are many excellent art teachers in this area and U tube has countless instruction videos.”

Ruth has had the good fortune to have traveled to England, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Greece, Israel and Egypt with family and friends. As a result her artwork often depicts unique architecture, castles, quaint villages and cottages. Though she has also traveled extensively through the United States, Canada and Mexico, this display on our featured wall is primarily European street scenes, windows and doorways. Ruth is an honorary member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists and a charter member of Art du Jour Gallery.

Debby Fisher guest artist through November

Debby Fisher received her art education from many venues majoring in art education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, studying drawing at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a plethora of workshops along life’s journey. In the mid 90’s, after settling in Oregon with her family, Debby studied commercial art with Semyon Bilmes, who now leads Atelier Maui. After a time in the illustration business, she was drawn back to oil painting through the work of great artists such as Michael Dudash and Chris Hopkins, who she had the privilege of connecting with and learning from through the Masterpiece Christian Artists Conferences.  Now doing commissioned pieces and gallery paintings that reflect the beauty God surrounds us with every day, her work is in many private collections across the country.

Thunderhead- Painting by Debby Fisher at Art du Jour Gallery. Image provided by artist.

Debby says, “When I was about 10 years old, I attended my first oil painting class which took place in a little classroom behind a butcher shop in Pittsburgh, PA, and I’ve loved the smell of oils ever since! I like to paint many genres, as you’ll see in this Salon exhibit, from pumpkins to barns to musicians!”

Third Friday November

Join us for our Third Friday reception 11/16, 5:00-8:00 pm.  We are now accepting applications for artists who would like to join our cooperative and display their work to the Medford community.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected] for more information.

November Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, will be presenting Ruth Heath as featured artist, and Debby Fisher continues to have her stunning display as the guest artist exhibit in the Salon.  We will also be announcing the winner of our People’s Choice “Furry and Feathery Friends” contest with the top vote getter on display through the month… Read more →