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Palette Knife Painting with Silvia Trujillo May 19, 2018

Last year’s palette knife class was such a huge success that I’m offering it again!

If you’ve never tried painting with a knife, it’s a whole new experience. Knife painting is very freeing – particularly for those of you who would like to loosen up a bit with your acrylic or oil paintings. You will achieve a richness of texture and color like no other. It’s a great way to explore your medium, expand your art language, and create something new, fresh, and different.

Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Palette Knife Painting Acrylic/Oil Discover the technique and secrets of applying paint directly onto canvas using a palette knife. With thorough instruction by Silvia Trujillo, you will develop skills that will enhance your work in value, design, and color harmony by adding luscious texture and rich color that will make your piece breathtaking. MEMBERS $65, NON-MEMBERS

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Learn The Fundamentals of Painting & Drawing with Bobbi Baldwin

Learn The Fundamentals of Painting & Drawing with Bobbi Baldwin!


Student Work Day with Lectures & Demos

Date: April 14, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $75 per person

Have you been to a “Sip & Paint” class and want to learn more?

Do you have supplies and you just don’t know how to start?

This is the class for you! Let me help you to get to know your supplies. I have 32 years of teaching artists of all levels and there is no stupid question. I have been introducing new students to art tools for my whole life.

This class will help you get started with that creative project that you really want to start. Acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, oils, watercolor, clay … you name it. I can teach you. I am a very highly trained

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Rogue Gallery

2018 Celtic Celebration at Rogue Gallery: Margaret Stermer-Cox, Watercolor, Irish Breakfast Tea

On St. Patrick’s Day, the Rogue Gallery will host a special evening event featuring Celtic art, music, and Irish food.

Musicians and choral groups will perform traditional Irish music. The evening also includes a singing competition of the best rendition of the song “Danny Boy”. A special Celtic themed art show by Rogue Gallery artists’ members will be on display from March 14 through March 22, 2018.

The Celtic culture has a long and rich tradition in music and art. The Rogue Gallery & Art Center celebrates the art of the Celts with music and art. Music performers include Pat O’Scannell and the choral group Blarney Tones. On display will be an Irish themed art show that includes acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings as well as photography and collages. Realistic interpretations and abstraction of Celtic themes are reflected in the diverse work. The evening also includes

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A Invitation from Silvia Trujillo to Paint en Plein Air!

Paschal's Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Hello there artist friends,

Now that summer is coming to an end, here’s a chance to sharpen your painting skills and enjoy the remaining warmth before Fall and Winter set in. Hosted by the Rogue Gallery, a workshop in plein air painting is being offered for beginners to advanced artists who would like to learn more about atmospheric perspective, how light effects color, and how to compare values for accuracy. We will be painting Table Rock and Rogue River at a location near Tou Velle Park in Medford on Sat, Sept 23 from 10am -4pm. I promise a fun and informative time for all… join us if you can 😉

Also coming up is a plein air workshop hosted by The Lassen Art Center in Shingletown, CA. This location is at the base of Lassen National Park which is a great place to visit

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July 2017 at Art du Jour

The Sentry, by Kay Myer


July at Art du Jour Gallery


Featured Watercolor Artist Kay Myer, and Cammy Davis in Our Salon The Sentry, by Kay Myer Rose BoKay, by Kay Myer Grenache Rose, by Kay Myer

“The gentle flow of beautiful colors fusing together and traveling with generous splashes of water” is Kay Myers’ description of her watercolor style, and she says her “best friends,” her sable brushes, “do most of the work with minimal strokes.” Kay is never at a loss for inspiration and can delight in the smallest things, light on a leaf, sparkle on water, and is passionate about painting nature in her colorful, loose and interpretive style. She has been painting in watercolor since the 1980s and “loves exploring the endless possibilities this medium allows.”

​Kay’s art hangs in collections in Koln, Bachingen and Reinsdorf, Germany; Krems and Vienna, Austria; Ryd, Sweden; Wales, UK, and many states

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Juried Exhibitions: Call for Fine Art at WMG

This is a call for art by ALL artists for four 2014 exhibitions at Woman Made Gallery. Please note that the entry deadline for ‘Mutations of Otherness’ is February 16, 2014. WMG membership is not required in order to enter into juried shows or exhibit at WMG. You do not have to log in to submit your entry Online – and creating your online entry in one session is the best way to submit.


Artists may submit up to three works by mail with jpgs and application on a CD or online as digital files. Video artists may mail their entries or post video stills online and include a link to the video(s) in the statement section. Please include one detail per work only if necessary, as with book art or three-dimensional works or if areas in two-dimensional work need to be clarified. Accepted artwork must not exceed

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Plein Aire Oil and Acrylic Workshop with Silvia Trujillo – Registration Deadline Approaching!

Valley View Winery IV, pl ein air painting by artist Silvia Trujillo of Ashland, Oregon

Painting from life, “en plein aire,” at a beautiful and relaxing local vineyard – what better way to have fun and be inspired! Beginner and intermediate painters alike will gain knowledge about choosing a pleasing composition, simplifying their subjects, and accurately determining color and values. Beginner and intermediate, acrylic, or oil painters welcome!

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Artists Workshop 29th Annual Art Show and Sale

Artists Workshop 2013 annual show announcement

SOAR Welcomes David Landry to the Visual Artists Directory!

Abstract 944 by David Landry

David Landry is an emerging abstract artist, working hard to produce a larger body of work without compromising the motivation behind his paintings. Of these, he says: “My hope is to learn to express that which reveals itself in stillness, as it emerges into being thru color, shape, texture, tone, depth, and harmony.” From the looks of his paintings, it’s working. We plan to host a show of his work at the GoodBean in Jacksonville next year, date still to be determined. Please encourage this interesting and talented artist by following him on Pinterest or Facebook.

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Queen's Tease, by Marie Maretska

Ceiling Arches, photography by Tom Glassman

JUNE 2 & 3, 2012

Tour Map Online at

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center presents its Visual Art Studio Tour (VAST) on June 2 & 3, 2012. Community members are invited to visit 19 studios presenting the work of over 22 artists. This is a unique opportunity to meet artists, watch them demonstrate their crafts, get inspired, and buy art! Artists will be greeting the public in their studios from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Community members and visitors are invited to attend this unique, free, self-guided tour. All ages are welcome! Tour maps are available online at or at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center before and during the event.

Queen's Tease, by Marie Maretska

VAST participating artists are Betty Barss, watercolor painting; Carol Cochran, impressionistic acrylic painting; Valerie Coulman, illustration; Jim Curtis, fine art photography;