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Rogue Gallery & Art Center exhibit: Tao Duo: Tamae Frame & Annette Gurdjian

taoduo_postcardimageJuly 12 – Aug. 16, Reception: Friday, July 19, 5-8:00pm

Oregon artists Tamae Frame and Annette Gurdjian display artistic interpretations of interpersonal, spiritual experiences. Tamae Frame’s figurative ceramic sculpture embodies the peaceful and timeless nature of inner calm.  Annette Gurdjian’s mixed media works combine photography and painting to depict haunting narratives inspired by her personal experiences.  

The Tao Duo: Tamae Frame and Annette Gurdjian exhibit contrasts two artists who explore deeply personal and spiritual experiences. Working from the base upward, Tamae uses slab-built techniques in constructing her 17 ceramic figurative sculptures. Drawing inspiration from ancient Indian Hindu sculptures, Mesoamerican clay figures, and Japanese Buddhist statues, she seeks to create the subtle impressions of inner life. Annette combines photography with oil painting in the 22 paintings on display. Glimpses of photographic images among the texture of paint create haunting dreamlike images. She works intuitively reflecting on strong influences in her life including her Armenian heritage. Frequently she depicts human conflict and struggles, the beauty and pain of existence.


Tamae Frame was born and raised in Japan. She studied fashion drawings and watercolor painting at the Setsu Mode Seminar in Japan. In 1992 she came to American to study at the Penland Scholl of crafts in North Carolina. A successful jewelry artist, she decided to change artistic mediums and began sculpting in clay in 2004. Her work displays the human figure in a fluid, sensuous, and spiritual state. She resides in Gresham, Oregon.


Annette Gurdjian graduated with a BFA in Visual design (Photography) from University of Oregon. She has been awarded the Oregon Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship grant on two occasions. Annette has exhibited throughout the northwest. Her paintings create strong images of inner struggles and conflict. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.



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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