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Celebrate Halloween 2017 with Natural Earth Paints

Celebrate this HALLOWEEN season with our Natural Face Paints!

SALE on our Large and Mini Individual Face Paint Jars! VALID UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2017

Celebrate this HALLOWEEN season with our Natural Face Paints! SALE on our Large and Mini Individual Face Paint Jars!

VALID UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2017

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Art Reception at the Rogue Gallery on October 20, 2017

Elm Burl by Dan Tilden

Art Reception at the Rogue Gallery on October 20, 2017

Alx Fox Sunrise Through the Mist

Main Gallery exhibit: Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

Exhibit date: September 29 – November 10, 2017

Artists in this exhibit explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson uniquely create artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world.

Eleanor H. Erskine received a BFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA in Printmaking with special focus in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has taught at Maine College of Art, Kansas

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Grand Jury prize finalist

I was humbly surprised to be informed recently that I’m a finalist for the Manifest Grand Jury Prize, with a cash award of $2,500, which will be bestowed on the best single work exhibited in the entire 13th season at Manifest Gallery. This means the organization’s panel picked Breakfast with Golden Raspberries as the best work in […]

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Thiebaud, part 2

More Thiebaud, on how he isn’t and was never a Pop artist, is self-taught, and doesn’t trust art that’s rooted in ideas, from another book published in the same year as the one in the last post, Realists at Work, John Arthur, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1983: You’ve described yourself as a self-taught painter. Does that mean […]

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Thiebaud, part 1

Art history in its essence is an organic, growing, and changing discipline. It’s more like a private game refuge, a treasure of exotic and wonderful rare Art Beasts. And our interests continue to change as we find out more and more. It’s hard for me to recognize something like progress or evolutionary development, say in […]

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Taffy #1

Standing Taffy This cairn of taffy squeezes into shapes that Hammersley, Stella, or Matisse might have liked, loopy curves of subtle tones, color contained, simple as a tune or cream uncoiling into a cup. Stacked, unstable acrobats lean, and come near to teetering onto stone. There’s a timid cheer in their defeated smiles that spiral […]

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Minot purchase award

I was pleased to learn that Minot State University purchased Chevron Bowl, which was included in Americas: All Media 2017. As a part of the school’s permanent collection it can be exhibited and also used as a teaching tool. It has always seemed that the school puts a special emphasis on printmaking exhibitions, so it […]

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UPDATED! 10 Reasons to Support the Arts

By Randy Cohen

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Our Oregon correspondent

Now that he lives in Oregon, instead of Western New York, I don’t get a chance to have coffee with Rick Harrington anymore, and I miss it. I think the last time I saw him was at his home and studio here, after he’d had his first surgery on his vocal chords. He used to […]

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The 2017 October Imaginarium: Hats & Masks

The 2017 October Imaginarium exhibits the artistic creations inspired by Art Presence Art Center’s fifth annual Creative Challenge. The theme of this year’s challenge, Hats & Masks, yielded many wonderfully creative pieces of art, all created by the artists of southern Oregon. The show’s organizers are delighted, and say that the artists did a great […]

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