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Register for the 2021 Haystack Online Programming

Beginning in April and running through October, Haystack’s online programming will feature 70 presentations across 10 program threads led by an innovative group of artists, designers, writers, curators, and historians. Through our commitment to increasing access to the School, each of these online programs will be presented as free and open to the public. Registration is open for these free online events!

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Register NOW for the National Arts Action Summit!

Americans for the Arts President's FY20 Budget Calls for Termination of Cultural Agencies Again

National Arts Action SummitApril 5-9, 2021Join field experts, leading arts advocates, and members of Congress at the virtual 2021 National Arts Action Summit, the largest national arts advocacy collaboration. Here are five reasons why you should register today!

1. Thanks to the commitment from this year’s organizational partners—and in response to the financial challenges that many are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic—unlimited opportunities for full registration support are now available. This waives the registration fee for anyone who would otherwise be unable to participate in the 2021 National Arts Action Summit. Learn more here! 2. We’ve just posted our exciting agenda full of virtual mainstage and training sessions sure to invigorate your arts policy and advocacy knowledge. We also have three networking sessions to connect you with advocates all over the country. Check out the agenda and start to plan which sessions you want to attend live! 3.

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2021 Oregon Fringe Festival International Artists!

This year the Oregon Fringe Festival will feature over 50 acts from over 40 different artists. From live virtual performances to artist lectures/workshops, an extensive virtual gallery, and outdoor art installations, viewers will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of creative work. Even more exciting, the OFF will also include the work of international artists.

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ART BEYOND: Saturday in the Park – Invitation from Sarah F Burns to participate

Art Beyond Lithia Park Plein air Painting Event with Sarah F Burns. Painting shown here by Sarah F Burns

I’m working with the Schneider Museum of Art organizing a couple of plein air events this summer as part of their exhibition ART BEYOND. Please consider participating in the Lithia Park Painting Event Saturday, June 19th. There is no limit to the number of artists who would like to go out and paint, but we can exhibit the work of the first 30 to register. The show is called ART BEYOND: Saturday in the Park – it’s a snapshot of a day in the park. Exhibition at ScienceWorks in partnership with SMA. Also – it says painting, but of course any media that you like is welcome! Please register right away! I want you in the show!

ART BEYOND Lithia Park Plein Air Painting Event Lithia Park Plein Air Painting Event

Date: Saturday, June 19thTime: 9am-7pm

Open to all. Sign up to join fellow Plein Air artists in

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Calls to Artists April-October Deadlines

Almeda Fire Resources for Artists: Southern Oregon Artists Resource SOAR new logo

Current Calls to Artists with April-October Deadlines! Included are calls for photographers, writers, filmmakers and fine artists and residencies on Crete!

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The famous little patch of yellow

I find it encouraging that the greatest philosopher and the greatest novelist of the 20th century agreed about some fundamental, crucial things, at about the same time, early in the century. It seems everyone else except maybe T.S. Eliot were heading in the opposite direction—Nietzsche a bit earlier, the modernists in art, Einstein in physics, […]

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Art du Jour April 2021 News

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Art du Jour April 2021 News

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April Ashland Gallery Exhibits

Happy Spring!We’re excited to share with you a diverse array of wonderful artwork created by our very talented artists. Don’t forget to visit their websites either! Many are open and offering appointments. Please visit our website for links to our member galleries and artist websites, and to view the online version of the 2020 Ashland Gallery

Here is a sampling of our April Spotlight Artists. Thank you so much for your endless support!

Art & Soul GalleryBranded by Oregon, Watercolors by Betty Barss “Branded,” Watercolor by Betty Barss

Branded by Oregon is a reflection in watercolors by Betty Barss. Having lived in Oregon for over 47 years, Betty feels the irresistible influence of the landscapes, the plants, and the wildlife on a daily basis.

Friday, April 2, 2021, Art & Soul Gallery will offer an opening reception from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with appointments available at 30

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The Personality of Process: On the Enneagram, the house we built, and marriage

The house foundations last AugustBlobs, spots, specks, smudges, cracks, defects, mistakes, accidents, exceptions, and irregularities are the windows to other worlds.—Bob Miller Part One: In Which I Vent About the Enneagram (Though I Love It, Too)&…

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Cherry Blossoms

Not sure where you’re reading this but here in Ashland, Oregon spring has sprung, leapt, sproinged off the balance beam and landed a perfect 10. And I’m loving it. I think the whole town is soaking it up. Sunny, warm, blue skies, flowers everywhere in sight and writing this at 6:30pm and it feels like […]

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