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January-February Art Exhibit + More News from Rogue Gallery!

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The Rogue Gallery is proud to host the artwork of the contemporary art group AMBUS. The nine artists that comprise AMBUS will be exhibiting two dimensional and three dimensional work of a variety of mediums in the main gallery from January 10th through February 14th. Artists include Darla Baack, Susan Burnes, Dianne Jean Erickson, Frieda Golding, Janet E. Higgins, Kris Hoppe, Nancy Jo Mullen, Nancy Pagani, and Alice Stambaugh. Among the works exhibited will be encaustics, sculptures, mixed media pieces, and works in fiber.


Having exhibited throughout the northwest, each of these artists is accomplished in the visual arts. Their work demonstrates a beauty, liveliness, and elegance in contemporary art. The theme of this exhibit is the subject of background/foreground and positive/negative, in life as well as art. With nine very different artists working in different mediums, the expression of this theme will be evocative and engaging for the viewer.


Comprised of Oregon women artists, AMBUS Contemporary Art was formed in 2003 to provide a supportive venue to discuss, critique, and inspire creativity. They meet monthly to collaborate, encourage each other in the artistic process, and to pursue exhibit venues. They explain that their vital connection as a group has always included personal as well as creative support. As artist they maintain sincere involvement with each other’s processes, ideas, and concerns. The context of each artist’s work evolves independently within the context of their long standing creative and professional pact.

THE WOMEN OF AMBUS: Sarai, Mixed Media by Nancy Pagani
Working in the Empty Spaces
January 10 – February 14, 2014

Reception: Friday, January 17th, 5-8pm

Darla Baack – stained glass
Susan Burnes – fiber & acrylic
Dianne Jean Erickson – encaustic
Frieda Golding – mixed media
Janet E. Higgins – mixed media sculpture
Kris Hoppe – fused glass & fiber art
Nancy Jo Mullen – encaustic & drawing
Nancy Pagani – mixed media ephod
Alice Stambaugh – watercolor

Learn more about this show HERE>>

On right, Sarai by Nancy Pagani


See our Winter catalog for an exciting variety of classes for all agesADULTSRogue Gallery and Art Center presents Land, Water, Sky, a workshop with mixed media and encaustic artist Roxanne Evans Stout
Starting this Saturday!
Just Paint! Intro to Watercolor Painting taught by Eva Fawcett
Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmCollage: Embrace Your Creative Muse taught by Roxanne Evans Stout
Saturday, February 8, 11:00 am – 3:30 pmArt A La Carte: Beginner Figure Drawing taught by Ann DiSalvo
Friday, January 31, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Making Art Together- Creative Playshop
(ages 2-7 with an adult)Youth making art at Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford, Oregon
Session 1 starts Jan. 24, Session 2 starts Feb. 21

Art Studios for ages 7-10 or 11-14
Wednesdays, winter and spring sessions!

Spring Break Art Camps

AND MORE– visit our website
for details and to register!

The City of Ashland, Oregon Public Art Commission (PAC) seeks qualifications of artists, or artist teams, experienced in creation of original, outdoor public artwork.The PAC intends to commission an art piece to be permanently installed at the Gateway Sculpture site located in downtown Ashland, Oregon.  The total budget for the artwork is $100,000.  Artists should review the RFQ requirements before submitting their qualifications. Please be aware incomplete submittals will not be considered.

The Public Art Commission is not obligated to select a finalist from the submitted RFQs.

To view the RFQ see

Tuesday, January 21, 4 – 7 pm at Roxyann Winery: Artwork from over 20 artists, sculptors and jewelers will be for sale. This is a benefit for the Soroptimist’s breast cancer fund with 25% of the proceeds to be donated to help local women. Admission is free, and wine and appetizers will be available for purchase.
jay and tanner

Our Education Director, Brooke Nuckles Gentekos and her husband Pete Gentekos had a baby boy, Tanner George Steven Gentekos, born 12/14/13 at 2:54 am. 8lbs, 8oz.

They came by for a visit last week. Pictured at right, Tanner meets Jay Mullen.

Editor’s Note: Congratulations, Brooke and Pete! And welcome to darling little guy Tanner!

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