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Santelli, from the vault

I saw this painting, Appearance of White, completed years ago, at Bill Santelli’s home on my recent visit for coffee with him and Bill Stephens. I was stunned by the mastery of his paint handling here, the restraint of the color, and the rigorous simplicity of the composition. It looks like a visualization of both […]

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Chance, the painter

In the May issue of AEQAI, Ekin Erkan makes an interesting argument against the role of chance in Gerhard Richter’s paintings. He’s responding to an exhibit of Richter’s Cage paintings, a series of abstracts produced according to John Cage’s guidelines for composing music randomly. This sounds like a dry and cerebral exercise, but the paintings […]

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Coffee & Croissant

Bonjour! The world is opening up. Are we ready? Je pense que oui. (I think so.) Scrolling through the news is not generally joyful these days but over the last few weeks seeing photos of Paris, Rome, New York, San Francisco and LA, it gave me goose bumps to see shop owners put out chairs […]

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Incomprehensible beauty

If you can say what beauty means, then you’ll be able to explain what any great painting means. But, as Iris Murdoch observed, the more clearly you see beauty, or truth, or goodness, the more mysterious it becomes, the more inaccessible to the easy manipulations of reasoning–and the more it becomes something you serve rather […]

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Insalaco transformation

For quite a while now, Tom Insalaco has been working on a suite of paintings that remind me of the world Braque inhabited–both pictorially and spiritually–at the culmination of his career when he was painting abstract images of his studio. Braque spoke in his notebooks about transformation as the essential thrust of painting: to take […]

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AGA June Art Opportunities

Ashland GalleriesJune Visual Arts News June = Art OpportunitiesWe’re excited to share a handful of art opportunities that are being offered this month to foster your inner creativity. Denise Miller, Sunrise on Lake Miller, MosaicThe Rogue Gallery & Art Center Berryman Gallery in The Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing ArtsDeadline: Ongoing (June – September) The Lindsay Berryman Gallery is a satellite exhibition space of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, located on the second floor lobby of the Craterian Theater. The Berryman Gallery is open to the public before performances and to ticket holders during performances. Please see the Craterian’s website for performance dates. Artists working two-dimensionally may apply for solo exhibitions lasting approximately two months each, between September and June.For those who are interested in participating, please click here and visit craterian.org. Jerryck Murrey, Untitled, Acrylic Central Art GalleryDisplay Your Artwork! Deadline: No Deadline

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ASCEND Young Creatives Conference

Great news!!Get out….get back…get going!To the Ascend 2021 – Young Creatives Conferencefor artists, musicians, and film-makers happening again this summer August 19th-21st in Grants Pass, Oregon with SOOOOO many exciting features and presenters!Join other young creatives from across the West Coast ages 15 – 35 for this 3 day event! Study with professional instructors and inspiring speakers to up your game and inspire your faith.Including world renowned artistRon DiCianni! Ascend 2021 Creatives ConferenceAugust 19 – 21, 2021Sponsored by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts FoundationHost:  Edgewater Fellowship, Grants Pass, Oregon

Calligraphy Show Reception

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I love New York. Again.

I had an exhilarating visit to Manhattan three weeks ago. It’s been a year and a half since I went into the city to see the Salinger relics, as it were, at the New York Public Library. (I have yet to finish a post about that, though it’s nearly done.) The pandemic started a few […]

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Jerryck Murrey at Central Art Supply on 6/18 Third Friday!

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June Art Show at Central Art GalleryFEATURING: JERRYCK MURREYDuring Medford’s 3rd Friday Art WalkJune 18th, 2021 5-8pm

Central Art Gallery is proud to announce our Featured Artist for June, Jerryck Murrey. The show will be at Central Art Gallery from 5-8pm on Friday, June 18th during Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk. Central Art Gallery is located at 101 N. Central in Medford.Born in Oakland, California, and raised in multiple cities across America, Jerryck “J.Roc” Murrey is an American mixed media artist residing primarily in Oregon. Incorporating elements of street art such as spray paint, wheat paste, stencil, newspaper and acrylic paint, J.Roc’s art illustrates the paradigm of inner City living from around the world.Heavily influenced by comic book art and scripting, J.Roc’s use of bright colors and bold outlines highlights the dynamic nature of the hero journey. By working on large format wood panels, sculpture, paper and canvas he

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