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September 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

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September  2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

  • The Haunting Mixed-Media Artwork of Salon Guest Artist Janus Innes
  • “Fall Fantasy” Themed Art by Gallery Artists
  • Tickets on Sale for Judy Morris’s Oct. 8th Presentation!

Image of painting by Janus Innes During September, Art du Jour Gallery is honored to continue our exhibit of the work of special guest artist Janus Innes in our Salon.  Janus’s innovative paintings merge abstract with realism to create unique and exciting images.  She achieves her sparkling and sometimes haunting images with crackle paste, an acrylic compound that yields a highly textured surface into which she adds paint and often other materials to lend mystery and special beauty to the ultimate image.
Before moving to the Rogue Valley in 2013, Janus belonged to several prestigious art guilds in Texas and Arizona.  She took classes during those years and learned various texturing methods; then she took it from there on her own, innovating and developing the unique methodology, style and mystery viewers find so appealing in her artwork today.  She has shown in Texas, Arizona, Oregon and other states and won Best In Show in a Texas art show competition.
Art du Jour invites you to visit the gallery’s Salon and discover the haunting images that arise as you let your imagination wander through Janus’s compelling paintings.  Join us on Friday, September 16th, from 5 to 8 p.m. to meet the artist as we honor Janus Innes with a special Third Friday evening reception.

Featured Wall Theme is “Fall Fantasy”

Image of Dog Days of Summer, watercolor painting by Marianne NielsenMany of our Art du Jour Gallery member artists will accept our September theme challenge and display beautiful Fall Fantasy artwork in various mediums on our Feature Wall.  One of the artists answering our September challenge is watercolorist Marianne Nielsen, whose new Fall Fantasy work is entitled Dog Days of Summer.

Don’t Miss Judy Morris on October 8th!

Image of Cuba II, painting by Judy MorrisWe don’t want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to attend our very special presentation by watercolor artist and teacher Judy Morris on Saturday, October 8th!  In Judy’s own words, “I’ve been to CUBA! Let me share my impressions about the architecture, the people and the art scene along the streets and in the galleries of this unique country. You will see some of my favorite photos that I’m certain will inspire several future “Cuban” paintings. I will talk about working with these photo references and explain my personal process of turning a photo into a painting. Bring your curiosity and questions.”  (Be sure to get your tickets early, while seats are still available!) Check out Judy’s website at www.judymorris-art.com.
Date: October 8, 2016, at 1:30 pm
Location: Adams Room, Medford Public Library
Tickets: $20, on sale at Art du Jour Gallery during September
Reception for Judy Morris will follow at Art du Jour Gallery from 3 to 4 p.m.

Renowned Pencil/Graphite Artist Kim Ragsdale Joins Art du Jour

Art du Jour is happy to welcome our newest Art du Jour Gallery member, graphite pencil artist Kim Ragsdale, whose exquisite work is well known in the Rogue Valley and beyond.  Kim teaches art at Cascade Christian High School and her fine, astonishingly detailed pencil artwork has appeared in art magazines and shows across the west and has won many first place and “Best in Show” awards.  Her drawings can take as many as 500 hours of meticulous rendering.  We invite you to visit Art du Jour and treat yourself to a face-to-face with Kim’s incredible pencil/graphite drawings of horses, dogs and their humans.  (Website: www.kimragsdale.com)

Medford Third Friday ArtWalk

Join us at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, on Friday, September 16th, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet special guest artist Janus Innes and many of our Art du Jour artists.  Our reception will feature the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams.  Appetizers, wine and cider will be served.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.

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