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Mary Ann Schofield-Macey

I have always been intrigued by the sea.  When I was a young Navy wife the ocean became my home port – from the North Atlantic, to Key West, to the Pacific I never tired of dramatic ocean views in its changing light and colors.  I first studied art at Santa Monica College and at Ventura College, then I began… Read more →

Art du Jour Gallery- Fall Colors, Jeanne LaRea-Lagano, and More for October 18, 2019 Third Friday

Art du Jour Gallery News October 2019:
Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will be featuring Jeanne LaRea-Lagano in our salon for September through November.  Our monthly exhibit on the featured wall we will be offering a mix of work in recognition of the glorious colors of fall. For Third Friday (October 18th, 5pm-8pm) classical guitarist Rod Petrone is scheduled to perform. Please go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for updates.

 

"Autumn Casting Color", 24 X 24 oil painting by Jeanne LaRae-Lagano. Image provided by the artist

“Autumn Casting Color”, 24 X 24 oil painting by Jeanne LaRae-Lagano. Image provided by the artist

Guest Artist Jeanne LaRae-Lagano in Salon through November

Jeanne LaRae-Lagano has a resume listing many accomplishments as an exhibiting and published artist.  Her current duties with the Ashland Art Center includes gallery curator and manager, studio artist, window display, and instructor. She is also a board member “Artist Liaison” with the Ashland Gallery Association. In her artists statement she writes:

“I am an artist. I am enthralled with color, value, shapes, design and I can’t seem to let things go by that capture my attention. My opportunities to paint Alla Prima and Plein Air are what I love most… They are loose and fresh, and they portray what I am most excited about with the view in front of me. I began to take a strong liking to landscape painting because of the daily need to show landscaping in my renderings. I escaped outside to paint landscapes and found my love for Plein Air painting.”

“Like a composer conducting a symphony, I am in the middle of it all, I get to orchestrate the bass cello creating the darks and the main shapes, then the violins leading the viewer through the path of color with the final bells and frills of highlights and details making the light dance and the crescendo to fulfill my mission as I step back into the silence of my surroundings.”

“I was born into a family that enabled me to be who I am, as unique, true to myself, individual, creating my own path. Creative thinking was encouraged, and I decided at an early age to take a path leading to an art career. Painting is my spiritual meditation as I am connecting to my subject through my soul using my acquired knowledge to guide me on my adventurous endeavors, always exploring and pushing myself for greater personal achievements. My photography helps me paint in the studio and because it is something I love, I get lost in photographing for future paintings. I am captivated and drawn to people and I photograph their emotions as events take place. My love for photography enhances my art and my love for art enhances my photography.”

For more information on this artist go to her website at: http://www.jeannelarae.com

"Winter Approaching", 9X12 oil painting by Jeanne LaRea-Lagano. Image provided by the artist

“Winter Approaching”, 9X12 oil painting by Jeanne LaRea-Lagano. Image provided by the artist

Featured Wall Celebrating Fall Colors

Occasionally an artist scheduled for the back wall in our beautiful gallery must leave our co-operative for one reason or another before their Featured Artist month arrives. When this happens our board of directors must scramble to fill the open slot. This month we will have a combined exhibit by participating AdJ members built around the theme Celebrating Fall Colors.  We think that our friends and visitors will enjoy this presentation in recognition of the splendor of the autumn season.

Autumn Vineyard, Medford, Oregon.  Roy Musitelli photo 10/12/13

Autumn Vineyard, Medford, Oregon. Roy Musitelli photo 10/12/13

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

Art du Jour is happy to welcome two new artists into our membership ranks, Max Brown and MaryAnn Macey.  We think their work will be complementary to that of our other artists and look forward to their presence. We are 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 (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

October 2019 Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery will be featuring Jeanne LaRea-Lagano in our salon for September through November.  Our monthly exhibit on the featured wall we will be offering a mix of work in recognition of the glorious colors of fall. For Third Friday (October 18th, 5pm-8pm) classical guitarist Rod Petron is scheduled to perform. Please go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for… Read more →

Art du Jour September 2019 Third Friday Art Walk

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM
Portrait Slam exhibit at Art du Jour through September.  Roy Musitelli photo 9/10/19

Portrait Slam exhibit at Art du Jour through September. Roy Musitelli photo 9/10/19

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is currently featuring a black & white exhibit of portraiture from Portrait Slam, a group of local photographers who have collaborated to create “Bridging Generational Perspectives” to be our featured wall exhibit through September.  In our Salon Sheri Dinardi’s two-month exhibit continues to the end of the month.  For Third Friday, September 20th, 5pm-8pm we are happy to welcome back harpist Kathy Yeoman to entertain with some new material a mix of soothing sounds. Snacks and beverage will be served. For further updates go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Featured Exhibit Portrait Slam

Based in Medford, Portrait Slam is an event-based organization fostering creative community, collaboration and creativity, is our featured exhibit for September.  Photographers involved in the exhibit are: Brielle Alden, Aaron Alden, Rachel Lindsey Routh, Tom Pitts, Travis Toll, Debra Thornton Photography & Rebel Louise Photography.

On June 9th, Portrait Slam organized a special photo shoot featuring six photographers, Tiffany Walker of ReFashion Consignment, and residents of Ashland’s Skylark Assisted Living & Memory Care facility. Facilitated by activity director Jeremy Johnson and his staff, the afternoon was spent in creative collaboration, laughter, storytelling, and bridging generational perspectives. Each resident modeled clothing and accessories provided and shared with the photographer’s own unique style, personality and perspective. Portrait Slam chose to present these images in black and white to emphasize that each contribution – both resident and photographer – while beautiful as an individual work of art, is also inextricably connected a more powerful whole.

For more information on this group of artists call: (541) 690-9293.

Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi in Salon through September

"Crystal Earring" by Sheri Dinardi

“Crystal Earring” by Sheri Dinardi… image provided by artist

On her website Sheri writes: “Painting for me is an expression of life. Simple everyday beauty surrounds us. I am especially moved by light, whether it is the rising sun or light spilling across the form of a person. As primarily a painter of people, I enjoy the unique privilege of standing before a beautiful living human being. It is there that you observe the beauty of the colors of light, warm and cool tones spilling over the form. Beyond the imagery is the person hood of the model that seems to emanate into the room. How does one capture it all with mere paint on a blank canvas? There is our challenge… to communicate life and beauty to our viewers. As a artist I desire to paint images that bring joy, inspiration and a sense of hope to the viewer. Most importantly, I hope to express the beauty of creation in such a way as to honor our Creator who gives us life and breath; and inspires me every day with His amazing masterpieces.”

Art du Jour gallery August and September 2019 guest artist Sheri Dinardi.

Art du Jour gallery August and September 2019 guest artist Sheri Dinardi. Photo by Roy Musitelli 8/8/19

It is a distinct honor to have a painter of Sheri’s calibre exhibiting in our Salon. For more information on this artist please go to: http://sheridinardi.fineartstudioonline.com/

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

Art du Jour continues to actively seek 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 (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

 

Art du Jour Gallery #SkyLarkSlam, Sheri Dinardi, and Call For Artists

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM
September 2019
#SkyLarkSlam black and white photography exhibit

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will be featuring a black & white exhibit of portraiture from Portrait Slam, a group of local photographers who have collaborated with residents from Ashland’s Skylark Assisted Living & Memory Care to create “#SkyLarkSlam” to be our featured wall exhibit through September.  In our Salon Sheri Dinardi’s two-month exhibit will also continue to the end of the month.  For updates to Third Friday (September 20th, 5pm-8pm) and other future events see our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Featured Artists Portrait Slam

The black & white photography exhibit with the residents of Skylark Assisted Living & Memory Care are the product of Brielle Alden, Aaron Alden, Rachel Lindsey Routh, Tom Pitts, Travis Toll, Debra Thornton Photography & Rebel Louise Photography.

For more information on this group see their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/portraitslams/.

Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi in Salon through September

“Crystal Earring” by Sheri Dinardi… image provided by artist

On her website Sheri writes: “Painting for me is an expression of life. Simple everyday beauty surrounds us. I am especially moved by light, whether it is the rising sun or light spilling across the form of a person. As primarily a painter of people, I enjoy the unique privilege of standing before a beautiful living human being. It is there that you observe the beauty of the colors of light, warm and cool tones spilling over the form. Beyond the imagery is the person hood of the model that seems to emanate into the room. How does one capture it all with mere paint on a blank canvas? There is our challenge… to communicate life and beauty to our viewers. As a artist I desire to paint images that bring joy, inspiration and a sense of hope to the viewer. Most importantly, I hope to express the beauty of creation in such a way as to honor our Creator who gives us life and breath; and inspires me every day with His amazing masterpieces.”

Art du Jour gallery August 2019 guest artist Sheri Dinardi. Photo by Roy Musitelli 8/8/19

It is a distinct honor to have a painter of Sheri’s calibre exhibiting in our Salon. For more information on this artist please go to: http://sheridinardi.fineartstudioonline.com/

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 (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

September 2019 Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery will be featuring a black & white exhibit of portraiture from Portrait Slam, a group of local photographers who have collaborated with residents from Ashland’s Skylark Assisted Living & Memory Care to create “SkyLarkSlam” to be our featured wall exhibit through September.  In our Salon Sheri Dinardi’s two-month exhibit will also continue to the end of the month. … Read more →

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

art du jour augist newsletter
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 (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

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 (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

August 2019 Press Release

Art du Jour is featuring the work of long time member Carol Sharp along with the classical painting of Charity Hubbard for the month of July.  Musical entertainment for Third Friday on July 19 will be announced at a later date on Facebook. August Featured Artist Winnifred Wilson Winnifred Wilson exemplifies diversity. Born in Malaysia of Chinese ancestry, she lived… Read more →

July 2019 at Art du Jour Gallery in Medford

Art du Jour Gallery August 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is featuring the work of long time member Carol Sharp along with the classical painting of Charity Hubbard for the month of July.  Musical entertainment for Third Friday on July 19 will be announced at a later date on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Featured Artist Winnifred Wilson

"Kinetic Motion" abstract expressionism oil on canvas by Winnifren Wilson.

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

Winnifred Wilson exemplifies diversity. Born in Malaysia of Chinese ancestry, she lived and was educated in Malaysia, the United Kingdom. and the U.S..  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 in 2011.

"The Russian Peasants", oil on canvas by Winnifred Wilson.

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

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.

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 Dinardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

Sheri Dinardi lives in Jacksonville, Oregon, a constant source of inspiration from 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.

"Becoming", by Sheri Dinardi.

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

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 (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

Due to poor participation in our last few contests, the remaining People’s Choice exhibits previously announced for 2019 have been suspended until further notice. We regret any inconvenience to those who planned to enter.

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

Winnifred Liang

Winnifred exemplifies diversity. She was born in Malaysia of Chinese ancestry. She lived and was educated in Malaysia, the U.K. and the U.S.  Winnifred studied classical piano in all three locations, and earned undergraduate degrees in Oil Painting, Drawing, and Art History, and a diploma in Business Administration. Graduate degrees in Geography, and Urban and Regional Planning followed. She worked… Read more →