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Monthly Journaling Clinic 2017 Update

Monthly Journaling Clinic I continue doing my fun and successful monthly, Visual Art Journaling Clinic in my Ashland Art Center Studio! Each 3rd Friday, 3-5pm we gather for an new topic with first a quick demo, then all you have your hand at it in these intimate yet relaxed class. Call me to reserve your […]

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New Work: Fawn’s Early Light

Stefan Baumann Artist of the American Wilderness “Fawns Early Light” 24 x 36 Oil on Panel By Stefan Baumann Gallery in Mt. Shasta $9,000 -Journal Note June 13, 2017   “If you want to see the world for the first time, take a walk with an artist!” I’m inspired every time I take walk in the forest located behind The Grand View Ranch and I’m always surprised at what I encounter. Often I see a family of Red Foxes running about. Once in a while I have come face to face with a black bear as he walked aimlessly through…

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2017 Oregon Arts Summit

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Register now for Oregon Arts Summit! Tony Kushner, the return of the Governor’s Arts Awards to headline 2017 Oregon Arts Summit: “Creating Impact” The important role of the arts in reflecting and defining society will be explored during the 2017 Oregon Arts Summit, “Creating Impact: Art and Civic Engagement,” scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Hilton Portland Downtown. Celebrating the Oregon Arts Commission’s 50th anniversary, the Arts Summit will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and the return of the Governor’s Arts Awards after a 10-year hiatus. Scholarships are available. Tony Kushner “Throughout history, art has reflected the most important social issues of its time,” says Arts Commission Chair Christopher Acebo, the associate artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

“It’s fitting that we celebrate the Arts Commission’s 50th Anniversary by examining the important connection between art and civic engagement, and we

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How Houston Art Museums Prepared for Hurricane Harvey

How Houston Art Museums Prepared for Hurricane Harvey …and how they plan to deal with the aftermath.

By Priscilla Frank

Over the past five days, Tropical Storm Harvey, the worst storm to hit the Houston, Texas, region in 50 years, has devastated the country’s fourth-largest city.

Along with being home to one of the most diverse populations in America, Houston and its surrounding areas also house a stunning accumulation of modern, contemporary and community-based art. How did museums throughout Houston and its surrounding area prepare for the Category 4 hurricane and the catastrophic flooding in its wake? And how are they dealing with, or preparing to deal with, its effects?

HuffPost reached out to a variety of art institutions in the area, who graciously took the time to describe how they readied themselves for Harvey and what they plan to do after the storm subsides.

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Harriett Rex Smith: A Celebration Of Life TODAY at 2 pm

Life Celebration Memorial Service for Harriet Rex Smith, Ashland, Oregon, August 27, 2017

Please join family and friends of Harriett Rex Smith this Sunday, August 27, 2017, and help to remember her fun, colorful and unique self who brought so much to our local art community.

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Call to Artists: Annual Betty Bowen Award

Call to Artists for the Annual Betty Bowen Awrd, August 2017

Call to Artists: Annual Betty Bowen Award

The Betty Bowen Award is now accepting applications! This award was established to honor Betty Bowen (1918-1977) who was an enthusiastic supporter of Northwest contemporary art. This is a juried award and the winner receives an unrestricted prize of $15,000 to further their career. A selection of works by the winner will be exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum. All visual artists working in any media in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are encouraged to apply. More information is available at visitsam.org/betty-bowen. Applications are accepted online at www.callforentry.org. Deadline: Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Art Presence 2017 October Creative Challenge Call to Artists

2017 October Creative Challenge Call to Artists

Art Presence 2017 October Creative Challenge Call to Artists Editor’s Note: We were notified yesterday that the application deadline for this call to artists has been extended to September 1, 2017. Each year Art Presence Art Center hosts the artistic results of a creative challenge in October. You are invited to participate in our 5th October Creative Challenge, THE OCTOBER IMAGINARIUM: HATS AND MASKS, An Artfully Twisted Halloween Exhibit. We are very excited about this year’s show and hope you will consider joining us. Below is the 2017 October Creative Challenge Call to Artists and application for the show. Please read through it carefully, as it includes ALL THE INFO you will need to know about the show including dates, ideas, suggestions, and guidelines for your artwork. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of us and we will do our best to answer your

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Governor’s Arts Awards nominations due June 30

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The hands of master Native basketweaver Pat Courtney Gold at work. Gold is the recipient of a 2001 Governor’s Arts Award from Gov. Ted Kulongoski.

Call for nominations!

Governor’s Arts Awards nominations due June 30

Do you know someone who has had a dramatic impact on the arts in Oregon? Consider nominating him or her for a Governor’s Arts Award! Individuals and organizations are eligible.

A call for nominations is now posted on the Arts Commission website; nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Awardees will be announced during the Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Portland Hilton Downtown.

A partnership between the Office of the Governor and the Arts Commission, the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the arts in Oregon. The Governor’s Arts Awards are

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Skies and Clouds with Silvia Trujillo at Rogue Gallery THIS SATURDAY!!

Painting Skies and Clouds workshop with Silvia Trujillo at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, Saturday June 3, 2017

Skies and Clouds with Silvia Trujillo Saturday, June 3,10am-4pm All painting media and skill levels welcome

Discover the importance of skies in a landscape painting. In this class you will explore ways to impart luminosity to skies, strengthen compositions through effective placement of cloud shapes, handle the edges of a cloud, and enhance a mood with the creative use of color.

Silvia Trujillo has over 20 years of teaching experience in painting and drawing. Her work is featured in galleries throughout the west coast and is collected internationally.

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MEMBERS $85 NON-MEMBERS $100 MATERIALS LIST Register Here >>

 

Cultural Advocacy Colatition to Fight for Arts Funding in Salem on Arts and Culture Advocacy Day 2017

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By now we have all heard about President Trump’s push to eliminate federal funding for a host of cultural agencies and nonprofits. Last week, President Trump doubled down, and proposed additional cuts the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—in the current budget year. These cuts would hit in the final six months of the budget cycle, crippling grants and programs that are planned and approved this year.

Oregon Humanities depends on the NEH for almost half of our funding. Thanks to this funding, we are able to work with hundreds of organizations around the state in communities large and small, urban and rural. The federal dollars that come to Oregon Humanities from the NEH make it possible for people from Klamath Falls to Portland and Enterprise to Astoria to do the ongoing work of building trust and strengthening community.

In addition

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