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Seed Pod Lantern

Seed pods from a Chinese Golden Rain Tree photographed at Baldessare’s Italio Garden in Medford, OR

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Its That Darn Brand Thing Again! On Defining My Brand

Introduction: My Own Brand, or Modus Operandi Lately I’ve been thinking about “brand” as it relates to my own artistic style or modus operandi (MO).  Why do I avoid defining my brand?  Choices; there comes a time when we can’t do it all.  I have come to realize that if I don’t focus on a […]

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Thanks moms; thanks pops

The The Defiant Ones on HBO is a stirring documentary that made the hair on my arms stand up, exactly the way Dr. Dre got “goosechills” on camera as he remixed a favorite track from the past. The show humanizes this billionaire rapper in a way I haven’t seen since I spotted the snapshot of Nas when […]

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The Exposure Photography Award Call for Entries

The final deadline for The Exposure Award is 8/10.


One submission, two awards that include up to $7,500 cash, gift cards to B&H up to $1,000 and much more.

The Exposure Award 2017 comprises The Exposure Award (granted by our jury panel) and The Vox Populi Award (selected by public vote). Enter your work at by 8/10 for a shot at cash, gift cards and an exhibition at PhotoPlus Expo in the Javits Center in NYC from October 26-28, 2017. THE AWARDS


THE EXPOSURE AWARD The Exposure Award is granted by our jury panel.

$7,500 cash grant

A feature in PDN magazine

An exhibition at PhotoPlus Expo, Javits Center, NYC October 26-28 2017

A $1,000 B&H Gift Card

International publicity via PHOTO+ social reach of over 1,000,000 THE VOX POPULI AWARD The Vox Populi Award

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2018 Calendar Contest at Ruch Hardware

Submit your best picture taken in the Applegate Valley & you could win a spot in our 2018 Calendar & a $20 Gift Card!!


**HURRY! These Workshops Are Filling Up FAST!!!**

Discover Something NEW & Colorful ONLY at Central Art!


During the month of August, we’re offering three unique hands-on opportunities to immerse yourself in an art form you may have never before tried! Are you excited?

Location: Central Art, 101 N. Central in Downtown Medford.


Tuesday, 8/8 – SPOTS FULL “Go With The Flow: Pouring with Acrylics”

1:00pm – 3:30pm Fee: $5


Saturday, 8/19 – SPOTS AVAILABLE “Pet Rocks & Posca Pens/Rock Swap”

1:00pm – 3:30pm Fee: $5


Tuesday, 8/22 – SPOTS AVAILABLE “Marbling Mayhem!”

1:00pm – 3:30pm Fee: $5


Pre-registration required for mini workshops. Payment reserves your spot.

Seats are limited to 12 per workshop.

Call 541-773-1444 and pay by phone or stop in to Central Art to register.

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Chelsea International Photography Competition Call to Artists

Chelsea International Photography Competition Enter the Chelsea International Photography Competition for your chance to exhibit in NYC! Submissions open until September 13

The Chelsea International Photography Competition (CIPC) is an opportunity for both amateur and professional photographers to submit their artwork for a chance to exhibit in New York City and receive valuable promotional benefits.

The work of selected artists will be presented at Agora Gallery, an elegant street-level space located in the heart of the Chelsea arts district next to the High Line in New York City. Agora Gallery attracts thousands of visitors with its welcoming interiors and striking exterior. For complete details on the competition’s awards, please click here. All awards are geared toward giving the winners valuable exposure with an aim to accelerate their art careers and encourage future productivity.


August Intuitive Painting Class

August Intuitive Painting Class

Intuitive Painting With Eve

Are you ready to explore the edges of your creativity; Play with and follow the threads of visual expression; laugh with the joy available when you trust your intuition to guide you?

Experience and experiment with a variety of non-threatening painting processes. Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted.

Join me for a playful afternoon of Intuitive Painting on Sunday, August 13th from 12pm to 4pm. Classes are small and comfortable. Price is $50 including materials. Contact me at 541-772-6888 for more information and registration

Hooked on Oils

Here’s a poetic gem from one of my sudents, Susy, that I just had to share. “Hooked” when i took my clothes off i found a dot of light green on my inner thigh… a streak of viridian running from wrist to elbow chartreuse on my cheek. aching from squatting wrinkled from squinting and withered […]

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Venice Kinesis

Section of a mural painted by Rip Crock in Venice Beach, California. This mural was created in admiration of Venice, where the goddess of love is free to skate (skates cropped from this vantage point) along the promenade with the wind blowing her hair …

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