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RGAC Fall 2017 Catalogue and New Exhibits

 October                        3 2017 artblast Alx Fox    
Detail of DARK MOON IN AUTUMN by Alx Fox

NEW EXHIBIT! 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind:

Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton,
Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

September 29 – November 10, 2017

Johnson Keith Landscape                  in Transformation and Balance

Keith Johnson, Landscape in Transformation and Balance,

Reception: Friday, October 20, 5:00-8:00 pm

Artists explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson creates artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world.

IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

The Fall catalog is out! Also see our Fall classes our website!
Adult Classes and Youth Classes

ADULTS

Instructor Alx Fox’s paintings are currently in our main gallery exhibit!

Intuitive Abstracts with Alx Fox
Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, 10am-2pm
Acrylic – All skill levels are welcome.
Loosen up and have a painting adventure. Join award winning painter and instructor Alx Fox for an exciting workshop that will bring freshness to your art. Create a more vibrant and exciting painting as Alx teaches various blending techniques and use of materials that will add texture and interest to your art. Use outside the box tools and techniques. Learn layering and imbedding methods to create interesting effects.
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Rogue Studio Life Drawing Sessions, Uninstructed life drawing
Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 6-8:30pm
Drop-in Tuesday evenings for two and a half hours of moderated uninstructed life drawing sessions in the Rogue Studio.
Register Here >>

YOUTH

Young Artists’ Studio ages 7-11 with Jenny Calaba
Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18,25, November 1,8, 3:30-5pm
In this exciting workshop young artists will get their hands in clay, explore printmaking, create colorful mosaics, and much more!
Register Here >>

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Check out more fun activities at: www.roguegallery.org

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

A Invitation from Silvia Trujillo to Paint en Plein Air!

Lupines & Poppies by plein air painter Silvia Trujillo

Hello there artist friends,

 Now that summer is coming to an end, here’s a chance to sharpen your painting skills and enjoy the remaining warmth before Fall and Winter set in. Hosted by the Rogue Gallery, a workshop in plein air painting is being offered for beginners to advanced artists who would like to learn more about atmospheric perspective, how light effects color, and how to compare values for accuracy. We will be painting Table Rock and Rogue River at a location near Tou Velle Park in Medford on Sat, Sept 23 from 10am -4pm. I promise a fun and informative time for all… join us if you can ;)

 Also coming up is a plein air workshop hosted by The Lassen Art Center in Shingletown, CA. This location is at the base of Lassen National Park which is a great place to visit during the Fall season for sight seeing, hiking, and just relaxing.The date is set for Oct 21 &22, and if weather permits painting will be conducted outdoors to capture the Fall scenery. In case of rain we can paint indoors while looking out at the lovely grounds of the center.

 I know for many of you in the Rogue Valley it’s been one long, smoky summer. Personally I was unable to get out to paint on location as much as I would’ve liked so now that the smoke has cleared I’m planning on making up for lost opportunities. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join either of these workshops or would like to set up a private session or two.

Wishing you well,

silvia

Billings Pond plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Billings Pond plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Paschal's Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Paschal’s Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

New Exhibits, Starry Night Benefit Auction at Rogue Gallery & Art Center Sept. 2017

 August 31 2017 artblast Linda Evans    
Detail of BECKONING by Linda Elesiya Evans
 BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY 
New Exhibit in the Community Gallery

Pastel Vistas:
Linda Elesiya Evans

September 1–October 6, 2017

Mountain Glow
Linda Elesiya Evans, MOUNTAIN GLOW, pastel

Reception: Friday, September 15, 5:00-8:00 pm
With live music by Craig Evans on keyboard

Phoenix Oregon artist Linda Elesiya Evans oil paintings and pastels reflect her love
of the beauty of the Rogue Valley,the coasts, wine country, and mountains.

New Exhibit in the Members’ Gallery

We have all new artwork from over 40 artists in the Members’ Gallery.
Come in and see the art before someone else buys your favorite piece.
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Janet Ekholm, CELEBRATION, oil pastel

Janet Ekholm, CELEBRATION, oil pastel

“Starry Night”

A Celebration of Art & Friends

Rogue Gallery’s 2017 Benefit Auction

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm
at the Rogue Valley Country Club
2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford

Our annual auction is our most important fund raiser of the year and a wonderful social occasion. This year we will be holding the auction at the Rogue Valley Country Club with acoustic swing music by local band Gypsy Rogue.

Tickets are $65 per person.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Click HERE>> to see photos from last year’s auction.

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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

Bring Out Your Art! Rogue Gallery Members Show and Starry Night Auction

Rogue Gallery and Art center logo Medford OregonMEMBERS GALLERY ART DROP-OFF THIS WEEK

 Member artists are invited to bring in three new works on Friday, August 25, 10-5pm or Saturday, August 26, 11-3pm. The exhibit runs September 1 – December 21, 2017. During the exhibit, accepted work will rotate from the sliders to the walls. Artists must be a current member of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center. Membership can be purchased at the time of submission.  Please see our Members Gallery Submission Guidelines for full details. Forms: Inventory & Artist Agreement and Art Labels

“STARRY NIGHT” AUCTION EXHIBIT DROP – OFF SEPTEMBER 16

Rogue Gallery & Art Center invites member artists to bring in one piece related to the auction theme, Starry NightDrop off date is Saturday, September 16th, 11-3pm. Pickup will be October 3rd, 10-5pm. The art will be on display at the gallery and then displayed at the auction Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Rogue Valley Country Club.

Submitted work can be inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s art, stars, or night. Dimensions (including frame) are 40” x 40” or smaller for 2 dimensional work and 40” x 40” x 40” and 35lbs or under for 3 dimensional work. Maximum Price $800 or under. Artist to receive 60% of sale price.

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Fix & Finish with Silvia Trujillo

Fix & Finish with Silvia Trujillo

Rogue Gallery & Art Ctr is hosting a new class this Sat & Sun: it’s somewhere in between a workshop and an art evaluation. Bring your previous works which might need a bit of improvement for completion, or maybe just add a few finishing touches to make that painting sing!

Fix and Finish with Silvia Trujillo
Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20,10am-2pm

All painting media and skill levels welcome!
“Fix and/or Finish” a painting by figuring out what will benefit those pieces that are not quite working, or start a new project. The instructor will help with composition, color, and techniques to guide viewers’ eyes through your painting. Silvia has a wide range of experience with different styles and media, and will help you in mastering yours.

MEMBERS $75 NON-MEMBERS $90 Students to bring pieces to be fixed and finished and the materials they used. Register Here >>

New Exhibit at the Rogue Gallery

New Exhibit at the Rogue Gallery

New Exhibit at the Rogue Gallery - image of painting Over Under Sideways, by Carl Vince

Over Under Sideways, by Carl Vince

New Exhibit at the Rogue Gallery - image of painting Grandfather's House, by Susan Lehman

Grandfather’s House, by Susan Lehman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract Perceptions: Paintings by Vince Carl and Susan Lehman

Exhibit date: August 11 – September 22, 2017, Reception Date: August 18 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Rogue River artist Vince Carl and Bandon artist Susan Lehman are lifelong artists. Carl earned a BFA from Miami University and continued studying with Mitch Kaufman-Katz and Pat Enos. Lehman studied fine art and textiles at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and graduated with Distinction. Their abstract paintings are evocative of varied experiences and places with richly textured surfaces created with techniques honed over a lifetime.

 

Vince Carl uses color, line, and texture to express his experiences, feelings, and memories in his large abstract painting. He paints by applying thin layer of acrylic paint that he sands and scratches into and then applies another layer of paint. He does this multiple times to develop layers that are rich in color and texture.

 

As an abstract artist, Susan Lehman appreciates the “impression of the light, the nuances of the mood, or the expression of the experience of the place rather than the recreation of the image of that place.” Her work includes handmade paper, layers of acrylic paint, acrylic molding paste, lace, and silk fabric. She works intuitively allowing the work to emerge through her process.

 

An exhibit reception will be held on Friday, August 18, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine and food provided by Harry and David will be served.

 

 

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

 

August-September 2017 Exhibits at Rogue Gallery

TWO NEW EXHIBITS!Rogue Gallery and Art center logo Medford Oregon
IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Abstract Perceptions:
Paintings by Vince Carl and Susan Lehman

August 11 – September 22, 2017

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Left: Vince Carl, OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS
Right: Susan Lehman, ALL THAT REMAINS

Reception: Friday, August 18, 5:00-8:00 pm

Rogue River artist Vince Carl and Bandon artist Susan Lehman are lifelong artists. Carl earned a BFA from Miami University and continued studying with Mitch Kaufman-Katz and Pat Enos. Lehman studied fine art and textiles at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and graduated with Distinction. Their abstract paintings are evocative of varied experiences and places with richly textured surfaces created with techniques honed over a lifetime.
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IN THE BERRYMAN GALLERY
LOCATED UPSTAIRS IN THE CRATERIAN THEATER

Brushes Behind the Desk:
The Artwork of Rogue Gallery Staff

August 4 – September 27, 2017

Staff Art
Top, Left to Right: Kim Hearon, MILL CAMP AT JOHN DAY, OREGON, Rachel Barrett, A SUMMER ROSE
Bottom, Left to Right: Anna May, HIGHWAY 66, Ashley Clasby, RUBBISH

Rogue Gallery’s staff are also artists. On display are paintings by Executive Director Kim Hearon, Education Director Anna May, Graphic Designer Rachel Barrett, and collagraphs by Gallery Assistant Ashley Clasby.

Youth Camps + Adult Classes and Workshops and More From Rogue Gallery

rogue gallery and art centerROGUE STUDIO CLASSES

YOUTH CAMPS

Clay Discovery Camp with Shari Craddock
For ages 7-11, Tuesday-Friday, August 1-4 from 9am-12pm
Students will enjoy getting their hands in clay while creating unique cups, vessels, and fantastic sculptures. They will learn several hand building methods and get experience on the potter’s wheel. All pieces will be fired and picked-up after camp.
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Superheroes and Villains Drawing Camp with Craig Honeycutt
For ages 7-11, Tuesday-Friday, August 8-11 from 9am-12pm
Aspiring comic book artists will create powerful superheroes and villains. They will use their own imagination to invent original characters and learn design tricks for faces, figures, and costumes.
Partial scholarships are available, for more information and to register contact Anna May at [email protected] or (541) 772-8118 x301

FOR ADULTS

Life Drawing Sessions are back! Register now or stop by the Rogue Studio on Tuesday, August 1st at 6pm to sign up and draw in our newly remodeled studio.

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Fix and Finish with Silvia Trujillo
All painting media and skill levels welcome, Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20,10am-2pm
“Fix and/or Finish” a painting by figuring out what will benefit those pieces that are not quite working, or start a new project! The instructor will help with composition, color, and techniques to guide viewers’ eyes through your painting. Silvia has a wide range of experience with different styles and media, and will help you in mastering yours.
Register Here >>

See more adult workshops and classes here>>

IN MEMORY – Harriett Rex Smith

Long-time member and local artist Harriett Rex Smith died last week. Harriett was a painter and a life-long advocate for the arts. Read John Darling’s piece about Harriett’s inspiring life and work from the Ashland Tidings HERE>>

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

One week left to apply for the Betty Bowen Award! This award was established to honor Betty Bowen (1918-1977) who was an enthusiastic supporter of Northwest contemporary art. This is a juried award and the winner receives an unrestricted prize of $15,000 to further their career. A selection of works by the winner will be exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum. All visual artists working in any media in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are encouraged to apply. More information is available at visitsam.org/betty-bowen. Applications are accepted online at www.callforentry.org. Deadline: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 11PM.

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Third Friday Receptions for New Exhibits at Rogue Gallery

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center will have a reception for two exhibits for Downtown Medford’s Third Friday Artwalk

Assemblage piece by Leona Keene Sewitsky

Assemblage by Leona Keene Sewitsky

Main Gallery exhibit

Scenes from the Unconscious: Micah Ofstedahl & Leona Sewitsky

June 23 – August 4, 2017, Reception: Friday, July 21, 5-8pm

 

Ashland artist Micah Ofstedahl combines the conscious observations of science with the subconscious imagination of the mind in his surrealistic acrylic paintings. Jacksonville artist Leona Keene Sewitsky explores the unconscious mind in playful, dreamlike, and mysterious sculptures created from recycled objects and papier maché.

Micah Ofstedahl was born and raised in Austin, Minnesota and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture and ceramics from Minnesota State University. Micah describes his work as an exploration of the unknown and the importance of its relationship to scientific and human advancement. Micah states, “I am constantly being amazed by the hidden beauty and complexity of the world and this is largely what I hope to convey to my audience.”

Leona Keene Sewitsky resides in Jacksonville and has been creating artwork out of recycled objects and paper mache for eleven years. She enjoys the challenge of assembling mismatched items, sculpting and painting paperclay heads, and creating a carnival of characters. Exploring the unconscious dream state of the mind in sculptures and assemblages, Leona creates original artwork that is humorous, familiar, and sometimes other worldly.

 

Through All Things, painting by Micah Ofstedahl

“Through All Things,” Micah Ofstedahl

 

Sponsored by Rogue Gallery & Art Center Board of Directors

 

Leona and Friends, Graphite drawing by Walt Wirfs

“Leona and Friends,” Graphite drawing by Walt Wirfs

 

Community Gallery Exhibit

Visions of Daily Life: Drawings by Walt Wirfs

 

July 14 – August 25, 2017, Reception: Friday, July 21, 5-8pm

 

Jacksonville artist Walt Wirfs captures the everyday joy of friends, family and strangers with their canine companions in detailed graphite drawings. His strong draftsman skills are richly displayed in these grayscale drawings. Walt Wirfs develops his work with the use of dark and light space to create these engaging images.

 

 

 

Refreshments by Harry and David will be served at the reception on Friday, July 21, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

 

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

July 2017 News from Rogue Gallery

Visions of Daily Life:
Drawings by Walt Wirfs

July 14 – August 25, 2017


Walt Wirfs, LEONA AND FRIENDS, graphite

Reception: Friday, July 21, 5:00-8:00 pm

 Jacksonville artist Walt Wirfs captures the everyday joy of friends, family and strangers with their canine companions in detailed graphite drawings.
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING THIS SATURDAY
As part of the Rogue Gallery’s Impressionism exhibit we are screening documentaries about important Impressionistic painters. The last movie in the series will be screened this Saturday at 2:00 pm. The movie lasts approximately one hour.
 – July 15, 2017, 2PM: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

NOW OPEN
IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Scenes from the Unconscious
Micah Ofstedahl & Leona Keene Sewitsky

June 23–August 4, 2017

Ofstedahl Sewitsky
Left: Micah Ofstedahl, STRANGE PARADISE 1920, acrylic
Right: Leona Keene Sewitsky, SHIP OF FOOLS, sculpture
Reception: Friday, July 21, 5:00-8:00 pm

Ashland artist Micah Ofstedahl combines the conscious observations of science with the
subconscious imagination of the mind in his surrealistic acrylic paintings. Jacksonville artist Leona Keene Sewitsky explores the unconscious mind in playful, dreamlike, and mysterious sculptures created from recycled objects and paper mache.

Sponsored by: 
The Rogue Gallery Board of Directors

MORE ART CAMPS IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

FOR YOUR YOUNG ARTIST TO ENJOY THIS SUMMER!

Castles, Creatures and More! Painting Camp with Pravina McClure
For ages 7-11 – July 18-21, 9 am-12 noon
Crazy Sculptures Camp with Samar Dawisha
For ages 7-11  – July 18-21, 1 pm-4 pm
Wild About Printing Camp with Samar Dawisha
For ages 7-11 – July 25-28, 9 am-12 noon
Realistic Drawing Camp with Craig Honeycutt
For ages 13-17 – July 25-28, 1 pm-4 pm
Clay Discovery Camp with Shari Craddock
For ages 7-11 – August 1-4, 9 am-12 noon
Superheroes and Villains Drawing Camp with Craig Honeycutt
For ages 7-11 – August 8-11, 9 am-12 noon
Partial scholarships are available, for more information and to register
contact Anna May at [email protected] or (541) 772-8118 x301
ADULT CLASSES
Life Drawing Sessions are back! Register now or stop by the Rogue Studio on Tuesday, July 18th at 6pm to sign up and draw in our newly remodeled studio.
Register Here >>

Go Abstract! with George Shively is coming up next weekend, July 22nd & 23rd. Get creative and explore some rule-breaking procedures that will free up your imagination to go abstract! All materials are included.

See more adult workshops and classes here>>
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Collaborative Theatre Project at 555 Medford Center is a new theater. About CTP They would like to display art from local artists. Contact Candace Turtle at [email protected] if you are interested.
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