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Rogue Gallery Announces 2014 Artist Teen Mentoring Project Exhibition

 RGAC-Logo-turquoise-for-webArtist Teen Mentoring Project  

March 28 – April 25, 2014

Reception: Friday, April 11, 5-8pm

Main Gallery

This exhibition is a culmination of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s annual program the Artist Teen Mentoring Project, on display is the creative work of both teens and mentoring artists.  The program gives local teens a realistic look at the life of a professional artist by pairing professional Rogue Valley artists with high school students for intensive study and interaction. During this program the students not only learn new techniques to use in their art but also learn how to present their work in an exhibit, and gain insight to the life of a professional artist. On display are a variety of materials and styles including drawing, watercolor painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. This year twelve aspiring teenaged artists had the opportunity to work with one of six established artists to create art in a variety of media. Teens went through an application process last fall that included a portfolio review, a written essay, letters of recommendation, and an interview. Teens that were selected for the program spend over 20 hours with their mentors learning and practicing techniques and preparing their work for display.  

Jenny and Sascha

Jenny and Sasche

2014 Artist Teen Mentoring Project Participants:


  • Mentor: Jenny Calaba

Teen: Sasche Bierwirth

Medium: Sculpture

  • Mentor: Ann DiSalvo

Teens: Sarah Settimo and Vinny DeSimone

Medium: Drawing/Illustration

  • Mentor: Georganna Happel

Teens: Kristen Coggins and Raquel Reynolds

Ted and Georganna with teens, part of the Artist Teen Mentoring Project at Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford, Oregon

Ted and Georganna with teens

Medium: Watercolor

  • Mentor: Ted Helard

Teens: Sophia Santana, Mikaela Jee, and Lucas Gandy

Medium: Sequential Art (Cartoon/Comics)

  • Mentor: Nancy Jo Mullen

Teen: Shelby Chamberlain

Medium: Printmaking

  • Mentor: Mary Wilkins-Kelly

Student viewing film as part of the Artist Teen Mentoring Project at Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford, Oregon
Teens: Josie Cheney, Sammi Wageman, and Olea Houy

Medium: Photography





The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit

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