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A New Life for Amber Martinez!!

Serendipity Soapworks

With a new life ahead of her, Amber reconsidered where to put her focus, and decided the winner was her fabulous soaps, which she sells at Etsy.com and in Medford at American Mercantile. We’ve changed her listing to reflect the changes, and she can now be found in the Lifestyle Artists directory under Handcrafted Soaps & Lotions. Please visit her listing for a new set of links to her website, Etsy store, Facebook page and more!

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Artisan Soapmaker Vicki Korpa Now taking Orders for Holiday Gifts!

Greetings! I will not be doing my annual Holiday Boutique this year, so if you would like soap etc., I will be happy to do special orders just for you. What I offer here is what is most popular. We can always add your favorite shapes and scents. Just let me know!

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Call to Artists: Bend Fall Festival, October 1-2, 2011

Bend Fall Festival

Beginning this fall, we plan to offer a new exhibit concept, called “Studio Sale,” which gives fine artists a more refined and exclusive space to show their work. The Studio Sale will also let artists cross-pollinate with other regional artists and college art students for a more rewarding experience.

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SOAR Welcomes Artisan Glass and Soapmaker Vicki Korpa!

Vicki's Handcrafted Soaps

Today we are delighted to announce a new listing for Medford glass artist and handcrafted maker of soaps and lotions, Victoria Korpa. Vicki’s passion is soapmaking, and her functional fused glass pieces complement her personal body care products with lovely fused glass soap dishes, sushi sets and decorative glass art for the home, making great gifts for someone special…or for yourself!

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SOAR Welcomes Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts!

Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts 2011

The festival, which draws an enthusiastic crowd of art lovers to Jacksonville on Labor Day weekend, is part of a long-term initiative to create a Community Center for the town. Though admission is free to the public, entry fees from vendors cover the event’s expenses and contribute to funding for the long-anticipated Community Center.

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Photo Album: A Taste of Ashland 2011

The Ashland Gallery Association shares a look at the action during the Taste 2011…Many thanks to Steve Addington for permission to repost his shots!

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SOAR Welcomes Artist Vicki Korpa!

Dragonfly Soap Dish

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome Victoria Korpa, artisan handcrafted soapmaker and fused glass artist. Vicki opened her business, Mountaintop Handmade Creations, LLC, in 2004, then added gorgeous glass soap dishes to her creative repertoire so she could offer accents to her sculpted bars. A great source for gifts or for your own home! Photo gallery in this post – come see Vicki’s work!

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SOAR Welcomes Jeweler Elizabeth Ellingson of Silver Rock Design

We are pleased to announce the addition of Silver Rock Design to the Wearable Art category and thank jewelry designer Elizabeth Ellingson for joining forces with us! Elizabeth handcrafts her fine sterling silver designs, and is also a lapidary artist.

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Oregon Distillers Guild to hold public spirits tasting event in Portland

Organic Nation Spirits -click for web link and contact information.

The Oregon Distillers Guild (ODG) will be holding a public spirits tasting showcasing local and national craft spirits on Friday, April 8th, 2011 at the Tiffany Center in SW Portland. Taste the incredible variety of craft spirits being produced in Oregon and around the country, all in one location! Distillers and Owners will be on hand to pour samples and answer questions. There will be an estimated 40–60 distilleries pouring. The event’s proceeds support the Oregon Distillers Guild.

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Reminder: Same Day Jurying today and Monday for RGAC “Spirit in Hand” Holiday Boutique

Reminder: Same Day Jurying for RGAC “Spirit in Hand” Holiday Boutique today, November 13, with drop off from 11am-12 noon and pick up between 2-3:00pm, and again on Monday, November 15 with drop off from 11am-12 noon and pick up between 2-3:00pm. These are the only days on which artwork will be accepted. Artwork will be for sale through the end of the year.

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