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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 →

July 2017 at Art du Jour

 

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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.

An Afternoon with Stefan Baumann

Art Du Jour Gallery Presents "An Afternoon with Stefan Baumann", Friday, June 23rd, 2017!  Enjoy an afternoon lecture/demo by renowned artist Stefan Baumann of The Grand View (PBS/SOPTV) at the Medford Library, from 1:30 – 3:30pm. There will be a reception immediately to follow, with a chance to meet Stefan!  Art Du Jour Gallery  213 E. Main Street Medford, OR 97501  Hours: 10-4, Tues.-Sat. and 3rd Friday 5-8.    For information, call (541) 770-3190.

Art Du Jour Gallery and Central Art Supply Present “An Afternoon with Stefan Baumann”

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Enjoy an afternoon lecture/demo by renowned artist Stefan Baumann of The Grand View (PBS/SOPTV) at the Medford Library, from 1:30 – 3:30pm. There will be a reception immediately to follow, with a chance to meet Stefan!

For information, call (541) 770-3190.

Virginia Doak

“I paint to portray the softer side of emotion and humor in a whimsical manner.” Born and raised in the Walla Walla Valley, Virginia. She learned to love art at an early age. She found inspiration in the illustrations of her favorite children’s books and in watching her Father sketch humorous little pictures at the dinner table and then sharing… Read more →

June Press Release

Stefan Baumann Special Event, Cammy Davis Salon Exhibit, and Judy Hubler’s Watercolors Featured On Friday, June 23, Art du Jour Galley and Central Art will co-sponsor “An Afternoon With Stefan Baumann” from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Medford Library. Join us for this special presentation by renowned Northwest artist Stefan Baumann of The Grand View (PBS/SOPTV) as he talks about… Read more →

April Press Release

The iPhoneography of Meri Walker in Our Salon and “Shower of Flowers” on Our Feature Wall Seeing Can Be Harder Than It Looks… “But if you know how to handle your Smartphone camera – and use the best apps – you can turn your iPhone…into a full-featured ‘pocket studio’ where you make images that draw people into your story.” So… Read more →

Susan Hoppe Krempa

“My creative expression is painting in watercolors. My paintings encompass brilliant colors, amazing textures, and bold designs. I enjoy new applications, and exciting challenges. My style is bordering on the abstract with a touch of realism. Utilizing watercolor paints and black ink, I also illustrate pets and other living things. I am very fortunate to have studied with locally and… Read more →

Kay Myer

Watercolors have been her creative source since the 1980s and she loves exploring the endless possibilities this medium allows. Kay is both enthusiastic and passionate about painting in her colorful, loose and interpretive style. Currently her art is in collections in Koln, Bachingen and Reinsdorf, Germany; Krems and Vienna, Austria; Ryd Sweden; Wales, UK and many states throughout the USA…. Read more →

March 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

March 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

Queen Print by Doug Wallace at Art du Jour Gallery Salon March 2017     middle falls, by Connie Fribance

Doug Wallace’s Eclectic Art, Connie Fribance’s Oils, and “Discovering Southern Oregon” Contest Art on Display!

During March 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery, we continue our presentation of guest artist Doug Wallace’s eclectic realm of Byzantine queens and mythical maidens.  “Looking back down the tunnel of time,” Doug says, “scrolling through the historical archives of what has interested me artistically for most of my life, I always find a bit of the fantastic in all that I do…and nothing is ever completely realistic.”

His art eludes conventional description.  “The inspirational references for my paintings are many: Gothic, Pre-Raphaelite, Byzantine, religious icons, mythology, fairytales, book illustrators, and dreams.  Surrealism has also played a part in my creative thinking.”  He says, however, that if he were forced to categorize his paintings, he might call them “Eclectic Romanticism, or Theatrical Gothic.”

Roses by Doug Wallace

Roses by Doug Wallace

Doug prefers to work in oils, and it’s the human form that fuels his passion.  He studied art at the Atlanta School of Arts for a year, and after attending Georgia State University, he worked briefly as a psychotherapist.  The compelling call of art led him to Hollywood where he became an actor, screen writer and novelist.  He studied film making at UCLA and LA City College.  After nearly two decades of show biz, he moved to Ashland and began to paint professionally.  “I didn’t leave my writing completely behind,” he explains.  “I have written two published novels since arriving in Ashland [five years ago], A Force of Will, A Shakespearean Fantasy Adventure, and Phase Out, a futuristic thriller.  But painting remains one of the great loves of my life.”

Oil Painter Connie Fribance is Featured Artist this March at Art du Jour Gallery in Medford, Oregon

Oil Painter Connie Fribance is Featured Artist

Seven oil paintings by Art du Jour Gallery member Connie Fribance grace our feature wall this month.  Connie has always enjoyed creating art with pencil, charcoal and stained glass, and after her retirement, she enrolled in formal art classes in Medford.  She most enjoys oil painting, inspired by the colors and illuminations that she can create with her brush.

Connie draws her ideas from the natural beauty of the places she has visited.  “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 and a connection where they can see and realize the beauty in life that surrounds them.”

Connie did her painting “Middle Falls” along the McCloud River in Northern California while she was taking a plein air workshop with PBS artist Stefan Baumann.  “Louie’s Meadow,” another of her oils on the gallery’s feature wall, was also painted on site.  “I was looking for a stream or a pond to paint, but I couldn’t find that perfect spot.  When I turned the car around to head home, there was this meadow.  The late summer colors and long shadows were beautiful, so I set up my easel and painted this lovely scene.”  More paintings can be seen on Connie’s website at http://conniesbrush.com.

We invite you to visit Art du Jour during March to delight in Connie’s beautiful artwork.

Vote for Your Favorite “Discover Southern Oregon” Artwork! 

A $50 prize and a “People’s Choice” ribbon await the winner of our “Discovering Southern Oregon” art contest and the winner is up to you!  Contest artwork will be on display during March and we encourage you to drop by the gallery and vote for your favorite!

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, March 17th, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet special guest artist Doug Wallace, featured Art du Jour artist Connie Fribance and other gallery artists as well.  Our reception will include the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams.  Appetizers, wine and cider will be served.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.

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213 E. Main Street

Medford, OR 97540

(541) 770-3190 (Tues.-Sat., 10-4)

Contact:  Susie Lee

(541) 512-9332

People's Choice Exhibit at Art du Jour Gallery

discover Oregon People's Choice Exhibit at Art duJour gallery, Medford, Oregon, March 2017