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Southern Oregon Guild May 2023 Event & Classes

Spend time with a Mother or caregiver in your life while enjoying fine art, local wine, homemade chocolates, and live music by Terry D. Davis. Let her pick out a gift from the variety of local art and fine crafts on display, or treat her to a gift certificate. In-person class sign-ups will be available for our upcoming Citrus Beeswax Candle workshop held on May 20. Attend together and make candles to enjoy and take home!  Our Mother’s Day event is FREE with no prior registration needed. Donations are always appreciated. The Guild Gallery & Art Center is located in the historic Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531.

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn a fun new craft this spring? We invite you to join us at the Guild Gallery & Art Center on Saturday May 20 from 1-3pm to learn how to make Citrus Beeswax Candles with Alyssa Babin of Fireheart Candles. During this 2 hour hands-on workshop led by Guild Member and local artisan Alyssa Babin, you’ll make and take home your own citrus beeswax candle using high-quality organic ingredients. Beeswax doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals, and because there are no additives or chemicals, beeswax burns clean and doesn’t produce unsightly black soot. When burned, beeswax candles produce negative ions which bind with air pollutants (positive ions) and drop to the floor, removing them from the air and leaving it cleaner!

All candles will be made inside a large citrus peel of your choosing which emits an uplifting natural citrus scent when used! Learn how DIY candle-making can be easily adapted to your own unique tools that you have available at home. This is a wonderful opportunity to treat Mom or a caregiver to the class for Mother’s Day and make a candle together!

Class fees are on a sliding scale $35-$55 and include all materials. When you register, please honestly self-select your contribution. If the sliding scale would be a hardship and you’d like to request a scholarship, please send an email to [email protected] or call us at 541-592-5019.


Guild Member, Alyssa Babin, is a poet, musician, independent parent, and candle maker currently living on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. Alyssa was inspired to create her business, Fireheart Candles, when her child Alex was still in the womb. Driven by a desire to express herself creatively and spend as much time as possible with Alex, Fireheart Candles was born! Fireheart, Alex’s middle name, was chosen by Alyssa’s niece and means fire and love all at once–a metaphor for the warmth and beauty that candles offer us. Alyssa makes every candle by hand, beginning with mixing and pouring concrete for each container. After curing, they are then hand painted with her unique marbling technique and laser etched with her own designs created by Adobe Illustrator and laser etching robots. Local beeswax is then mixed with organic essential oils and poured into each unique container to create her one-of-a-kind candles! Every candle she makes is infused with love and the special bond between mother and child is felt! To learn more about Alyssa and Fireheart Candles, visit Alyssa’s beeswax candles, in various sizes and scents, are also for sale at the Guild Gallery & Art Center.

Art in The Vineyard: A New Guild Gallery at Bridgeview Winery, opening celebration on Saturday April 15, 2023 from 5-8pm

Kicking off with a solo show featuring the art of local landscape painter Sheila Mason!

The Southern Oregon Guild & Bridgeview Winery proudly present, ART IN THE VINEYARD, a new Guild Member exclusive art gallery at Bridgeview’s newly renovated Tasting Room in Cave Junction! Kicking off our new gallery, Sheila Mason will be displaying a solo collection of her landscape paintings and sculpture. Join in on Saturday April 15, 2023 from 5-8pm for a FREE opening celebration to hear Sheila share her creative inspirations and answer any questions. Light appetizers will be provided along with a variety of Bridgeview wines available for tasting and purchase. Bridgeview Winery specializes in German varietals such as Pinot Noir and Riesling. They currently have a gold medal award winning Oregon Pinot Noir that has received a 89 point rating with Wine Spectator and is a great value!

Sheila Mason is a self-taught artist who lives in the mountains of the Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon. Her textured landscape paintings celebrate the flora and fauna of the Siskiyou & Kalomiopsis Wilderness, specifically the Pacific Coast Redwoods. Painting to her is about allowing the mind’s eye to stand among the trees away from the hustle and bustle of life’s minutiae. With each piece, Mason invites the viewer to join her in smelling the forest and hearing the sounds that abound there. She incorporates 3D textural elements into many of her 2D works. Tree bark comes alive and extends off the canvas through her unique application of thick gesso and plaster. She seeks to refresh the viewer and touch the soul, reveling in the glory among the calm and wonder of the trees. Sheila Mason’s work is currently on display at the Southern Oregon Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby, Oregon.

Bridgeview Winery is located at 4210 Holland Loop Road Cave Junction, OR 97523.

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HYBRID Workshop: Elevate Your Art with Kristen O’Neill on Saturday March 18, 10AM-1PM PST

Are you ready to cut through the confusion and take your artwork to the next level? Are you ready to save years of learning on your own? We invite you to join the Southern Oregon Guild on Saturday March 18 from 10am-1pm for this HYBRID workshop Elevating Your Art: How to Productively Self-Critique, led by professional local artist Kristen O’Neill, where you’ll learn how to apply the elements of art and principles of design to your work – and understand exactly what these terms mean! Kristen will model these ideas by walking you through several examples from art history and then open up class for you to have YOUR artwork critiqued. This is a great opportunity to apply this knowledge right away in a safe and intimate environment with other artists at different skills levels. This class is suitable for artists of all 2D mediums and levels of experience.

Join class either online via ZOOM (link will be emailed to you following registration) or at the Guild Gallery & Art Center at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531. When registering, please indicate if you wish to have your art critiqued and if you will be joining online or in-person, so that we may prepare ahead of time.


Class fees are on a sliding scale $40-$60 for adult and $25 for students currently enrolled in any high school or college. If the sliding scale would be a hardship and you’d like to request a scholarship, please send an email to [email protected] or call us at 541-592-5019. To learn more about the Southern Oregon Guild, visit us online at


Guild Member Kristen O’Neill has taught hundreds of students and believes in being generous with her knowledge. Her down-to-earth and humorous teaching style are designed to make artists feel welcomed to art and skill improvement. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 and has lived in Southern Oregon since 2015. Her artwork has been in Professional Artist Magazine, she has been interviewed about her Oregon Coast Trail series on JPR, and had a solo exhibition at the Grants Pass Museum of Art. She is also an Artist Mentor for Alyson Stanfield, a well-known artist business coach. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram, where she shares updates about her offerings, upcoming gallery showings, fun painting challenges, and more! Her artwork can also be viewed and purchased at

SO Guild Open House and CTA

SO Guild Open House – You’re Invited!

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans announces a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 21 from 2-4pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby, OR.

Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans announces a Holiday Open House and Gift Certificate Giveaway. Shop Local!

Call for proposals for 2023 Creative Community Programming!

Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans (SO Guild) Call to Artists for 2023 Proposals for community programming

Attached is a square graphic I made to promote this and below is a link where folks can submit proposals to us. We are excited to hear new ideas and schedule classes for 2023 🙂

Creative Community Proposal Form:

SO Guild October 2022

SO Guild October 2022
Palette Newsletter


HAPPY ARTOBER! In the art world, October is often lovingly nicknamed “Artober.” While we haven’t had our Artoberfest in some time now, we do have a month chock-full of events at the Guild and out in our local community. We hope you’ll join us this month whether it’s tuning into our RADIO interview or visiting us at the Guild Gallery to view our final 2022 exhibit. See more below….

We would like to share with you a selection of Guild News and updates. In this month’s palette newsletter you’ll find information about:
•Fall 2022 Guild Member Exhibit: Roads Not Taken
•Fall Events: Performing Arts Showcase
•Gallery RECAP: September at the Guild
•Local Art Events & Artist Resources
•How to leave us a review – Help us spread the word!

We’d like to give a warm welcome to our new Guild Members who have joined us this month: Christie Fairchild, Jefry Falkenstein, & Eli Beard of Bolt Grafix in Grants Pass! Thank you to all who have renewed your annual membership as well. If you or someone you know would like to become a Guild Member, please email us at [email protected].

TUNE IN TOMORROW, October 11 from 6:30-7PM PDT on the Valley News & Views program on KXCJ-LP as host Kate Dwyer interviews Guild President, Joyce Abrams and Mangaing Director, Caitlin Deane! You can listen locally by tuning your radio to 105.7fm or stream online at This program will re-air on Saturday October 15 from 11AM-12PM.

The Southern Oregon Guild & Cave Junction Farmers’ Market presents the 7th Annual Upcycle Art & Furniture Contest this Friday October 14 from 4-7PM. A Trash Fashion Show is also included! Bring your completed entries to the market in Kerby at 3:30PM, as prizes will be given at 5PM. Judging will be on creativity, not fine craftsmanship!

Fall Exhibit Opening: Roads Not Taken
Sunday October 16, 3-5pm @ Guild Gallery

Join us in celebrating the opening of our fall Guild Exhibit Roads Not Taken on Sunday October 16 from 3-5pm at the Guild Gallery! Live music, snacks, and refreshments will be provided. Guild Members Georgia Churchill, Ray Pague, and MORE TBA will be making short presentations about their artwork included in the show that is related to our theme! This event is FREE and open to the public with the option to purchase door prize raffle tickets for a chance to win a selection of beautiful art items. If you can help with mounting the show this week, preparing for the opening, bringing a contribution for the hors d’oeuvres buffet or to the wine cache, or for clean-up at the end of the opening event, please email us at [email protected]. Pictured: Birth of Light, Acrylic on Canvas 36 x 30, by Caitlin Brigid Rice

Performing Arts Showcase
Sunday October 23 • 1-3PM

Join us this month for our very FIRST Performing Arts Showcase & Variety Show on Sunday October 23 for a matinee show from 1-3pm! This is an opportunity for our non-displaying Guild Members to share their talents and creativity with our community. Storyteller Georgia Churchill will share a riveting selection of short stories and prepare to be dazzled through poetry, prose, dance, and song from local artists Kayla D. Rau, Maelagh Baker, Noah Fathie, and MORE. Suggested donation of $5-$10 includes snacks and drinks! Tickets can be purchased online soon or at the event at the Guild Galley & Art Center.

Needle Felted Tapestries with Corbin Brashear of Wild & Wooly Felt
Sunday November 13 • 12:30-4PM
We are excited to once again host local fiber artist Corbin Brashear of Wild & Wooly Felt, on Sunday November 13 from 12:30-4:00pm for a hands-on workshop, Needle Felted Tapestries, at the Guild Gallery & Art Center! Dance in the whimsical border between 2 & 3 dimensions, and explore the wonder and power of the magical felting needle to transform imagination into form! Learn how to create lusciously colored, richly layered tapestries, embellished or framed with found natural objects. These textural and cozy tapestries are perfect for seasonal decorating and a fun craft to try for the coming winter months! No previous needle felting experience is required.

Class Overview: You will start with a blank piece of prefelt as your canvas, layering on colors like a painting and sculpting wool into bas-relief with a felting needle. Then you will attach a selection of natural objects such as driftwood or dried kelp onto your tapestry, incorporating them into the design by sewing or wiring them onto the piece. You are welcome to bring your own natural objects to contribute to your tapestry.   Class fees are on a sliding scale $50-$70. All materials are provided and included in the class fee. If the sliding scale would be a hardship and you’d like to request a scholarship, please email [email protected] or call us at 541-592-5019.

Class will be led by Southern Oregon fiber artist Corbin Brashear, who finds inspiration in the beautiful environment of the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon and Northern California, where she has lived for the past 25 years. Corbin lives part of the year outdoors on a wild, remote and deeply beautiful piece of land on the South Fork of the Smith River, about 13 miles from the Pacific Ocean, as the crow flies. Living simply outdoors has allowed her to deepen her artistic expression and raw materials with which to work.For the last 15 years Corbin has been leading needle felting workshops, both locally and in Northern California, for both adults and kids. She loves sharing this satisfying and whimsical art form with people, helping to guide her students to connect with their own inner creativity and sense of magic. Her wooly artwork can be viewed and purchased at

Registration Coming Soon!

SAVE THE DATE: 2022 Events

October 11 • 6-7pm: Valley News & Views Interview with Joyce & Caitlin about the Guild on KXCJ-LP 105.7fm and  streaming LIVE on October 14 • 4-7pm: 7th Annual Upcycle Art & Furniture Contest at the Cave Junction Farmers Market in Kerby, OR. Adult & Youth Prizes! Bring finished pieces to the market by 3:30pm. Judging and awards will be given at 5pm!

October 16 • 3-5pm : Fall Guild Member Exhibit, Roads Not Taken, Opening Celebration @ The Guild Gallery & Art Center. FREE Admission.

October 23 • 1-3pm : Performing Arts Showcase at the Guild Gallery & Art Center, $5-$10 suggestion donation as door entry.

November 13 • 12:30-4pm: Needle Felted Tapestries with Corbin Brashear at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. Registration page coming soon….

November 25 – December 25: Ongoing Guild Holiday Art & Gift Buying!

Guild Events RECAP: Plein Air Workshop
Thank you to everyone who attended our Plein Air Workshop with Silvia Trujillo on September 17 at Bridgeview Winery in Cave Junction! It was the perfect day to get outside, capture the beautiful vineyard scenery, and have a glass of wine. Visit our Instagram HERE to view a short video of the day….

Guild Member News

CONGRATULATIONS to Guild Member, Caitlin Brigid Rice (pictured left above), on the sale of her recent painting, TRIBE (pictured right) , at the Art Students League of Denver Show in September 2022. Caitlin’s large gold piece, Birth Of Light (pictured left top), will be on display in Roads Not Taken. Grants Pass Museum of Art
HAVE YOU LEFT US A REVIEW YET? As the Guild continues to grow, we want to make sure our neighbors AND tourists alike know where we are located and what we have to offer! Our Gallery & Art Center is located on the Redwood Highway 199, a popular thoroughfare to the Oregon Coast & the many Redwood State and National Parks. We are 17 miles away from the Oregon Caves National Monument. One of the best ways to help us spread the word about the Guild is by leaving a review on Google Maps, TripAdvisor, or Yelp. Share photos or kind words & let folks know about your experience!

Guild Board of Directors
President, Joyce Abrams
Vice President/Treasurer, Donna Parrish
Secretary, Ryan Forsythe
Bonnie Campanoli
Ruth Wendover
Terry D. Davis
Sheila Mason
Kathi Culver
Miri Admoni
Tish Manley

Staff: Managing Director, Caitlin Deane
Website: Wendy Huber   Gallery Hours & Location Tuesday-Saturday • 10am to 4pm
Gallery & Art Center • Kerby Belt Building
24353 Redwood Hwy Kerby, OR 97531 Mailing Address:
PO Box 1596 • Cave Junction • Oregon 97523 (541) 592-5019

Silvia Trujillo Workshop Updates

Silvia Trujillo Workshop Updates:

There is still time to enroll in one or both of these workshops!

If you’ve never been to Bridgeview Winery, it’s one of the loveliest in the Valley, and well worth the drive.

Date: Saturday September 17 from 10am-5pm
Location: Bridgeview Winery – 4210 Holland Loop Road Cave Junction, OR 97523

All skill levels are welcome! Beginners will get a taste for the process of plein-air, and more advanced artists will get a chance to hone their skills in a beautiful new location.

The workshop fee is $100 and includes a drink ticket that may be redeemed for your choice glass of wine. We have one 50% off scholarship available. If you’d like to apply, please email [email protected] or call 541-592-5019.

 Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery specializes in German varietals such as Riesling. Currently, it has a gold medal award-winning Oregon Pinot Noir that has received an 89-point rating with Wine Spectator. It’s a great value! Wines will be available for tasting and purchase throughout the workshop. Please bring a water bottle and packed lunch.   

Silvia Trujillo Workshop Update: Rescheduled!

Alpacas at Lone Ranch Plein Air Workshop

Sponsored by Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford

 Due to the heat wave last Saturday, the workshop was rescheduled for September 24. All the same info, just a different day : )

 Looking forward to a great outdoor painting day on the 24th! Love to see you there! 

Alpacas at Lone Ranch (in Eagle Point) is another favorite spot for plein air art.

Sign up through the Rogue Gallery to reserve your space. 

Call 541.772.8118 or visit Website:

Suitable for beginner through advanced painters. All media welcome!
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 24, from 9 am–3 pm and painting with you!

Recent plein air scenes by Silvia: vineyard & flower fields





SO Guild Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals: “Creative Community” Workshop Series

Do you have an idea for bringing people together to inspire creativity and build community?


Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans is seeking proposals from creative people in the Illinois Valley and Josephine County to deliver online workshops on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm this fall, starting in mid-October, as part of our “Creative Community” series. 

Offerings could take the form of a:

  • Workshop
  • Guided Activity
  • Discussion
  • Collective Performance (or)
  • Another Format

Got an idea? Learn more and fill out the simple proposal form and submit it as soon as possible. 


Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

We use the term “arts” and “artists” in a broad sense, encompassing all forms of creative practice and thinking. And, you don’t have to be an expert!

We are looking for proposals that can happen via Zoom and are interactive, engaging, and encourage connections among participants. Your idea might involve just one Zoom meeting or several. We aim to create opportunities for exploration and to strengthen the creative community in southern Oregon’s Josephine County, especially in the Illinois Valley.

The Guild will provide support in coming up with ideas, facilitation, Zoom access, promotion and outreach, and a small stipend, depending on participation. Workshops will be offered for free with a suggested donation; 10% of the donations will go to the presenter with a $50 minimum guaranteed.

See What Strong Proposals Might Explore


4:30PM – 6PM

The Southern Oregon Guild invites you to our NEW Bi-Monthly Guild Open House Series. Come get inspired, learn about membership, meet your local creatives, watch a demo, or listen to an artist talk. October’s open house will be the last of the 2022 season, so save the date!


FREE admission & no registration is required to attend!

24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531
(Located in the Kerby Belt Building)

Event Properties

Event Date08-31-2022 04:30 pm
Event End Date11-30-2022 08:00 pm
LocationGuild Gallery & Art Center

Southern Oregon Guild Plein Air Workshop

Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans presents a Plein Air Workshop with Silvia Trujillo at Bridgeview Vineyards and Winery

Artoberfest Call for Artists

Call to Artists for Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans 8th annual fall art fair, Artoberfest.

Download (PDF, 267KB)

Please spread the word and encourage individual artists or fine craftspeople whom you think would enjoy, benefit from, and add to our friendly, intimate show.
The easy application is online at

Guild Gallery & Art Center
Hours: 10-4pm, Tue-Sat
P.O. Box 1596, Cave Junction, OR 97523