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Doug Iverson and Gale Holt at Art du Jour September 2018

Art du Jour Gallery
Advance Release for September 2018:
During the months of September Gale Holt will be the featured artist on the back wall at Art du Jour Gallery, and Doug Iverson’s work will continue to be featured in the Salon until the end of the month. Third Friday will be on September 21.

Gale Holt

As a boy growing up in Watertown, New York, Gale Holt has fond memories of enjoyment for art. He remembers always having an easel in his room. At a very young age, he had some of his art shown on a local television show. He has a natural talent for drawing and his teachers often asked him to draw for them.  His passions changed as he got older and he spent most of his time playing tennis and drifted away from art.
When he could no longer run on the tennis court his passion for art turned him towards pastels.  Gale says he found working with pastels as difficult as playing good tennis.   He especially finds joy when someone likes a piece of his artwork enough to want to hang it on a wall at home. Describing himself as a self-taught artist, Gale now resides in Klamath Falls and loves painting landscapes, seascapes, and still life.

Doug Iverson

Aerie by Iverson
“Growing up I enjoyed my exposure to the act of creating.”, Doug Iverson writes.  “However, like so many others, I let life distract me from the joy I receive when I created something that was aesthetically pleasing.  After retiring I have been devoted to becoming the ‘best’ artist that I can be.”
A style he is currently working on involves using Halloween spider webbing stretched over a blank sheet of Yupo paper and pinning it to a background board.  After saturating the paper and fabric with water he then applies the paint, which is drawn to the fibers of the fabric and leaves the pattern of the webbing on the paper.  The resulting abstract line work is quite powerful in his unique paintings.

People’s Choice contest

Art du Jour Gallery will be holding our next People’s Choice contest in October.  This event will be themed “Furry and Feathery Friends”, and will be open media. More announcements will be posted on Facebook with further details: uJourGallery/
Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190 (Tues – Sat., 10-4)

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