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SO Guild Call for Proposals

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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: WorkshopGuided ActivityDiscussionCollective 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

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Give the Gift of Art

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Give the Gift of Art at the SO Guild of Artists and Artisans

Give the gift of art by purchasing a gift certificate of your choice redeemable at the Southern Oregon Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby Oregon. Let that special someone choose from the wide selection of wonderful fine arts and crafts made by our local Guild Members or use their certificate to purchase a piece of art from the Guild Gallery & Art Center or to apply to one of our art workshops or educational classes.

This gift certificate does not expire and can be used at the Guild Gallery & Art Center, currently open Tuesdays-Saturdays 10AM-4PM. If you or your recipient would like to use a gift certificate to purchase a class or item online, please email us at [email protected]

If you would like a gift certificate mailed via the US Postal Service, select that delivery method

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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!

ON LOCATION AT THE GUILD GALLERY & ART CENTER:24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531(Located in the Kerby Belt Building)

Event Properties Event Date08-31-2022 04:30 pmEvent End Date11-30-2022 08:00 pmCapacityUnlimitedFeeFREE TO ATTEND & PUBLIC’S WELCOMELocationGuild Gallery & Art Center



Guild Artists Tackle the Times with a New Exhibit, “Chaos & Order” Opening July 17, 2022, from 4-6pm Chaos & Order is on display from July 17 to October 1, 2022. The Guild Gallery and Art Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Southern Oregon Guild artists explore the demands and inspirations for creative expression embedded in the times we’re living through in a new exhibit, Chaos & Order, opening with a celebratory gathering Sunday, July 17, 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Guild Gallery and Art Center in Kerby. The celebration will offer guests the opportunity to interact with the artwork, the artists, and one another to express their own thoughts and feelings about our times – as well as the Guild’s hors d’oeuvres buffet, a wine tasting, and music by Terry D. Davis.

The new exhibit is unique to the Guild’s history

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UVA Artist Opportunities

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Umpqua Valley Arts is dedicated to the belief that the arts are an indispensable element of a thriving and meaningful community, and that ideas & art in its many forms should be available to all. Our arts exhibition programming is inspired by our energetic community, the geography in which our organization is situated, and the unique history of our region and our institution. When we learn to appreciate art together, we are learning to acknowledge and respect the histories that bind us together, and the changing world that surrounds us.Please see the list below for UVA’s Artist Opportunities. We welcome both new (and returning) artists to submit work to our open calls to artists. Please note the submission deadlines!

Current ExhibitsUpcoming ExhibitsPast ExhibitsCalls to ArtistsGift Gallery UVA Exhibit Proposals for 2023 UVA CALLS FOR ART: WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023 EXHIBITION YEAR. PROPOSAL DEADLINE IS

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MABRIE ORMES at CAS for Medford Third Friday Art Walk

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541.773.1444   101 N. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon 97501   centralartsupply.comMON-FRI: 10-6 | SAT: 10-5

September Art Show at Central Art GalleryFEATURING: MABRIE ORMESDuring Medford’s 3rd Friday Art WalkSeptember 16th, 2022 5-8pm

Central Art Gallery announces its September 2022 “3rd Friday” art show, spotlighting the works of Featured Artist – Mabrie Ormes.

The exhibit will be from 5-8pm during Medford’s Art Walk Friday, September 16th. Central Art Gallery is located in downtown Medford at 101 N. Central.

Fri. 09/16 5-8pm – Art Walk (exhibition)“Over many years, I have created artwork across multiple mediums as homage to Jazz music and musicians. Throughout the process of creating an image, I aim to be as spontaneous as possible. I am always actually trying to visualize sound.

The important thing is that each work is created in the Spirit of Jazz and of musical performance in general.

Though all the musicians you see here are individuals who live and work now,

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Art du Jour September 2022 Newsletter

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50 Shades of Pink 4-Week Colored Pencil Class

541.773.1444   101 N. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon 97501   centralartsupply.comMON-FRI: 10-6 | SAT: 10-5

Space Is Limited! Sign up NOW for a NEW 4-WeekColored Pencil Intensive with Lara Strazdas!

Dates: Fridays September 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th, 2022

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (12:30pm – 4:30pm on 9/23)

Location: Central Art, 101 N. Central Ave., Medford, OR 97501

Instructor: Lara Strazdas

Price: $195 (4 sessions)Registration required. Click here to register.

In this intensive 4-session, 16 hour workshop we will be working on a smooth-grained, grey toned paper, using a combination of wax, oil, and water-soluble colored pencils. We’ll also be using various blending and layering techniques to “paint” this beautiful Lesser Flamingo.  The soft varying shades of pinks and the deep purples and reds of its beak will be enhanced by the grey undertones of the paper.  You will learn techniques that you can apply to drawing other birds and drawing on toned papers or other toned supports.

If you

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CAS Beginner Relief Printmaking Workshop!

541.773.1444   101 N. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon 97501   centralartsupply.comMON-FRI: 10-6 | SAT: 10-5

Space Is Limited! Sign up NOW for a NEW Beginner Relief Printmaking Workshopwith Leland Struebig!

Date: Saturday September 10th, 2022

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Central Art, 101 N. Central Ave., Medford, OR 97501

Instructor: Leland Struebig

Skill level: Beginner

Price: $45Registration required. Click here to register.

First impressions are everything, as anyone will tell you. But what if you’re not sure how to make the right one? It’s okay, take a deep breath – we’re only talking about beginning printmaking. Start chipping away at those creative “blocks” in this 2-hour Mini Beginner Relief Printmaking workshop, where you will learn each step of the process; from transferring a design to linoleum, to cutting your block, applying ink, and finally pulling a print!

You’ll breathe a sigh of “relief” when you learn how easy it is to get into this exciting artistic

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