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Poets & Painters Workshop with Mindy Carpenter & Anna Elkins

poets and painters workshop with Mindy Carpenter and Anna Elkins 6/24/17 at South Stage Cellars

My talented friend Anna Elkins and I are hosting an upcoming workshop on Saturday, June 24th! It’s called Poets & Painters and will combine our love of writing, painting, words, color and imagery. We will paint an 8″x10″ very simple, loose still life, write freestyle prose poetry around the piece, paint the words into the painting, around or underneath so only you know they are there or a combination of both. Still life objects and “mise en scene” will be provided. The class will be fun, nurturing, a creative jumping off to both your writing and your art.

ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED, including light snacks. Wine available for purchase as it will be held in the lovely outdoor patio at South Stage Cellars. Class size limited. No experience necessary. This is an expressive fun workshop with no rules, just showing up for yourself.

 

New Member Melody Blore to Show at South Stage Cellars

New Member Melody Blore to Show at south Stage Cellars - show card front

Welcome to Our New Member, Melody Blore

New member Melody Blore to show at South Stage Cellars.The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome our newest member, painter Melody Blore. Please take a moment to visit her listing and follow the links to explore her online presence.

Melody Blore leads a quirky and colorful not-so-still life. She and her husband Darrell retired to Jacksonville, Oregon from Southern California in 2010. On a whim, she opened A French Bouteaque four months later.  What began as a Parisian-style tearoom soon evolved into a source for those with “Tea Party Spirit.” It claimed to be “imagined and created by a Fancy Nancy / funky Martha Stewart kinda gal…A creative cottage full of imagination and magical experiences.”

When she closed, customers asked, “what will you do now?” She said she would paint. Her whimsical works reflect all her bouteaque embodied—a spirit of celebration. Melody paints in acrylic with a happy color palette. She has been painting for four years, but has been an artist since childhood. At her Newport Beach, CA flower shop, Melody’s Garden, customers often declared how she ‘painted with flowers.’ Now she paints them on canvas! Melody’s experiences as a decorator, graphic artist, florist, party stylist and tearoom owner are often the subjects of her paintings.

Melody’s Art Exhibit at South Stage Cellars

You can find Melody working in her studio at the Ashland Art Center…and from May 11 through June 15, you can see an exhibit of her paintings at South Stage Cellars in Jacksonville. Meet Melody at the reception on Saturday, May 20 from 5:30–8pm and enjoy live music by Jeff Kloetzel, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and wine tasting.

Welcome to the SOAR, Melody, and we wish you the best of success with your show!New member Melody Blore to show at South Stage Cellars

An Invitation from Anna Elkins to Take Heart Reception

Anna Elkins to Take Heart ReceptionYou are invited to my art reception on Saturday, 8 October at South Stage Cellars. The exhibit is called Take Heart: The Art of Encouragement.

 

To say “take heart” is to encourage. To encourage is to inspire with spirit and hope. And the Latin root of “encourage” is cor—heart. It all comes back to the heart.

 

Alongside the paintings, I am launching my new greeting card line that night. The cards are a mix of encouraging images and poetry: perfect for giving away, keeping for yourself, or both!

 

You will also find the familiar combo of award-winning wine, complementary nibbles, and live music. But there’s a special twist this time around: the evening is also a fundraiser.

 

To continue the cycle of encouragement, I am giving 10% of all art and card sales on the reception night to The Studio at LivingOpportunities—and an ongoing 10% of greeting card sales after that. The Studio offers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities a space to come and create art. It’s an organization that truly celebrates the power of encouragement.

 

All to say, the reception is fine reason to bring a friend and/or a love and swing into South Stage Cellars in Jacksonville on October 8 from 5:30-8 pm.

 

May we all take heart!

 

Blessings & joy,

anna elkins   a  r  t    +     w  o  r  d    +    s  p  i  r  i  t   annaelkins.com

Exhibit and Reception at South Stage Cellars

South Stage Cellars

Exhibit of paintings, including many new works, by Pegi Smith will be on display August 11–September 22, 2016
125 South 3rd St, Jacksonville, OR 97530
541-899-9120
Reception on Saturday, August 27 from 5:30–8pm, featuring live music by Saucy—a five-piece band—complimentary hors d’oeuvres, fine wines, and of course art! Bring your smiles and join me for a delightful evening!

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Pat Moore at South Stage Cellars this June!

Pat Moore at South Stage Cellars

SOAR Welcomes Artist Mindy Carpenter!

A new resident of Ashland and the southern Oregon arts community, SOAR welcomes artist Mindy Carpenter to the Visual Artists Directory.

Mindy Carpenter loves painting, writing, wonderful stationery, the ocean, all things nautical, funny animals, travel, books, vintage treasures, pastries, and cafés. She especially loves these things at the same time, which is how her business, Carpe Diem Papers, was born. She began painting in 2009 in Sausalito, California. It called to her–the colors, the texture of the paint, the meditative process, and the sweet time she spent on Sunday afternoons hanging out at the ICB building, home of an extraordinary artist’s community on Richardson Bay. she sat on the dock of that bay and though, One day I will do this full time.

SOAR welcomes artist Mindy Carpenter : Home, Sweet Home, original acrylic painting by Mindy Carpenter

Home, Sweet Home, by Mindy Carpenter

Fast forward a little, and Mindy has become a talented and successful illustrator. Her paintings and greeting cards have a childlike innocence, imaginative color palette, and a sweetness, a fondness for the little things in our journey that make us happy. Her recent move to Ashland yielded, among other things, a brilliant view of the Rogue Valley and a studio amidst tall trees where she paints the illustrations for her greeting cards.

We have syndicated Mindy’s fabulous blog so we can share her new posts with you as she writes new ones. Please visit Mindy Carpenter’s new listing at SOAR for contact information and web links so you can see more of her work and learn more about the artist.

Mindy will have an exhibition of her acrylic paintings at South Stage Cellars in Jacksonville next month. We are looking forward to meeting the artist and seeing her work in person! Her show begins April 7 and runs through May 19th, with a reception on Saturday, April 30th from 5:30-8pm to include live music, hors d’oeuvres and of course South Stage Cellars’ fabulous wines.

We are blessed that Mindy has made southern Oregon and its art community the most recent stop on her creative journey. A journey charted by following her heart and seeing what’s on the other end of the yellow brick road. Carpe Diem. Welcome to southern Oregon, and to the Southern Oregon Artists Resource, Mindy!

Around the World with South Stage Cellars

Saturday, Feb 27 - Saturday, Apr 02, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at South Stage Cellars Tasting Room Take a trip around the world with South Stage Cellars.

Around the World with South Stage Cellars

ssc logo south stage cellarsYou don’t have to pack any bags for this trip. You don’t have to be concerned about loading or unloading zones, or excess baggage charges.

Some of the countries you will be visiting include Portugal, South of France, Southern Italy, Chili, Germany, Australia, South Africa, and the list continues. We will be offering tastes from around the world along with food pairings from local restaurants.

All 28 different varietals are grown exclusively from our Quail Run Vineyards estate-grown grapes. You will taste Carmenere, Dolcetto, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, Pinot Blanc, and Mouvedre, just to name a few. For the next 6 weeks treat your palette, learn about the different varietals, enjoy the food pairings from some of your favorite restaurants while you take trip around the world with South Stage Cellars.

$25.00 per person includes 3-4 tastings along with food pairings.

Limited space available.

Starts February 27, every Saturday from 2-4pm until April 2.

February 27

South America, South Africa, New Zealand

  • Carmenere
  • Malbec
  • Pinotage
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Food pairing by Jacksonville Inn

March 5

France – Burgundy Region

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Sparkling Early Muscat

Food Pairing  (TBA) 

March 12

Spain and Portugal

  • Albarinho
  • Tempranillo
  • Garnacha (Grenache)
  • Port  (I think Jonathan has a port from our grapes)

Food pairing  by Elements Tapas Bar & Lounge

March 19

France – Bordeaux Region

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
  • Bliss (Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc)

Food Pairing by Arbor House

March 26

Italy & Germany

  • Dolcetto
  • Sangiovese
  • Pinot Gris
  • Late Harvest Riesling

Food Pairing by Pomodori Bistro & Wine Bar

April 2

France – Rhone region

  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Marsanne/Rousanne
  • GSM
  • Sparkling Muscat

Food Pairing  (TBA) 

$25.00 per person per class includes 3-4 tastings along with food pairings.

  • You can buy one country or all 6 countries.
  • You receive a $25.00 gift certificate if you buy all 6 classes.
  • Limited space available. (50 people)
  • Starts February 27, April 2, 2016. Every Saturday, from 2-4

Make your reservations soon!
541-899-9120

LightGarden's Flowers of Hope A Success!

 

Light Garden Glass Art Banner

1086 Washburn                            September 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

Val Dann’s
 abstract bouquet 
won by a big margin
in our popular vote!
People's Choice Winner at the LightGarden Glass Art Flowers of Hope 2015 reception!
 
Congratulations, Val!
 
You won a $50 gift certificate
to
LightGarden Glass Art!

Best Flowers of Hope

Artists’ Reception EVER!

 
Thank you to Traute Moore, Porscha Schiller and all of the wonderful people at South Stage Cellars for making this the best reception ever!
 
The biggest
THANK YOU
goes to all the wonderful artists that helped us make
115 panels
this year!
 
Ginny Nosal came all the way from Klamath Falls almost every month to make 10 panels
Diane Kobal made 7 panels
Barbara Kelberlau made 6 panels
Melanie Dines made 4 panels
 
and a
BIG FAT APOLOGY
for saying no men contributed!
(I was running on serious lack of sleep)
 
Steve (age 7) made 1 panel
(even though he really doesn’t like art)
Kevin Smith made 1 panel
Cole Smith made 1 panel
Mitch Sherman made 1 panel
 
so ok…111 made by women
4 made by men.
 
So we could even that out a little next year?
(still a challenge to you guys!!)
 
or how about this challenge?
 
Everyone that made one this year…
next year bring a friend and see how many we
can collect!
 

Flowers of Hope Artist Reception

1086 Washburn                            August 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
Flowers of Hope
Artists’ Reception
is
less than a month away!
 
Come join us on the beautiful patio at
South Stage Cellars!
 
Support the artists that help make this happen!
 
 
This is our tenth year
with this incredible program
and thanks to your hard work it has been
wonderfully successful!
 
 A BIG thank you to
South Stage Cellars for donating their beautiful venue.  If you’ve never been there, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to an awesome experience.

 

 

 We’ve had full workshops for the last few weeks filling up boxes with new
Flowers of Hope
panels!
 
THANK YOU!!
 
We still have a few spaces open on
September 5 & 12
 
September 12  will be the last workshop
that will be fired in time for this year’s donation.
 
Any Wednesday or Saturday
we have a workshop scheduled
you can come in and make a
 
Flowers of Hope
or
Try Fusing!  panel
call or email to save your space
 
 
 Flowers of Hope Fusing Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

$10 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.
OR
TRY FUSING!  Workshop
The same class only you get to keep it!  Try fusing and see if you like it!  Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!    $15
September 5                     10-12
September 12                   10-12
*For 5 or more people we can schedule a private party!
(We will not be able to schedule any more private parties until after this year’s reception.)

 
Fun and Easy Projects
in
Fused Glass!
 
 
These table lamps are such a decorative feature in any room.  A $35 value ceramic lamp base that you get to paint yourself, is included in the price of the class.  Patterns available or make your own.
You will need to buy a small amount of glass
and frit.
September 12
1-4pm 
 
$55

 
Painting with Frit
 
 
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and scrap glass to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.  We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.


All frit, scrap glass, stringers, and lunch from Peruvian Point is included. 

     Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.

September 26
10-3pm with an hour lunch break
 
$125

 
Glass Fusing Basics
 
 
 
Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass!
If you’re considering buying a kiln, or have one and not sure how to use it, this class is for you.
  In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and a 8″ fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, volume control, trouble shooting, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more!  
October 10 & 17th
1-4pm
 
$85     
 

 
Glass Fusing : Dichroic Jewelry
 
 
 
Grab attention with beautiful dichroic glass jewelry you make yourself! Cabochons for necklaces or earrings; they all will dazzle your friends!

Learn to cut them so they fuse perfectly every time. Compatible glass and lots of dichroic glass is included.

Make several pieces for $55

 
October 24
1-4pm
 

 
Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments
 
 
 
Snowflakes, poinsettia’s, angels and more. Put them together and we’ll fire them for you. Get in the holiday spirit with this fun project class.

$30 class fee includes a package of holiday glass, high fire wire, patterns and firing. Make as many as you like!

 
November 14th
1-4pm
(Can also be done during a workshop time)
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have

 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.

click here to check out our classes

 

 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

Adam Bickel to Show Photography at South Stage Cellars

The Little Bang, image ©2013 Adam Bickel

The Little Bang, image ©2013 Adam Bickel

Local photographer Adam Bickel will exhibit a collection of his photography titled The Wonders of Nature and Landscapes at South Stage Cellars from August 13 – September 23, 2015. Meet the artist and enjoy fine wine and complimentary hors d’oeuvres at his artist reception on August 29, 5:30-8 pm.

South Stage Cellars is located at 125 South Third Street in Jacksonville, Oregon. Call them with your questions and inquiries on Adam’s imagery at 541-899-9120

The image we are featuring above is “The Little Bang.”  Bickel’s image has been part of the set dressing on the television show The Big Bang Theory since the 2012 season. Below is Adam’s artist statement. You can find a complete set of web links and contact information in Adam’s listing here: http://www.soartists.com/visualartists/medium/va_photography.html#adambickel

Adam Bickel Photography artist statement