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North West Watercolor Acceptance

Congratulations Eve! 80th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL OPEN EXHBITION We are thrilled to inform you that your painting has been accepted into the Northwest Watercolor Society’s 80th Annual International Open Exhibition! Our first ever online International Open Exhibition has been extremely successful … Continue reading

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New Online Class with Karen O'Brien!

Urban Folk Primitives, workshop with Karen O'Brien in Albuquerque, New Mexico, fall 2017


Stuff of Dreams, New Online Class with Karen O’Brien

In case you have not heard, I am teaching my first online course “Stuff of Dreams” in the Summer Session for Artful Gathering 2017. If you click on this link: Artful Gathering, it will take you to all the information on registration, the class description and a short video, which contains a slide show of my studio! Stuff of Dreams is jam packed with techniques including painting, faces, creating a pattern and doll making. I hope you will consider joining me!

Teaching on the Road I will be teaching in New Mexico in the fall … Urban Folk Primitives New Tricks Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico Sept.30-Oct 3, 2017 You can get the information on my blog. Here is the link: Urban Folk Primitives If you are not familiar with New Tricks, you can check out their

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“Equinox” Wins Best in Show at Artistic Visions

In January my work was accepted into the Artistic Visions exhibition at the Florence Event Center. The show was juried by Susan Lehman, an artist from Bandon, Oregon whose art I highly respect. My painting won Best in Show! Titled “Equinox,” it measures 36″ x 24″ and is now available for $1575. Contact me at silvia for more information.

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WSO Award for Painting “Old School, New School”

Honored Greetings!  I’m pleased to say that my painting “Old School, New School” earned the Fourth Place “High Desert Region Award in the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s (WSO) Spring Aqueous Media Exhibition.  Artist Ms. Gale Webb was juror. Award Sponsors I am thrilled!  The award was sponsored by the Metro Critique Group, WSO 100 Club and […]

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January 30, 2013 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stefan Baumann or Kris Baxter   800.511.1137 [email protected] [email protected] RED BLUFF, California (January  30, 2014) Local artist Stefan Baumann won a Blue Ribbon and took 1st place in the Painting Division at the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale’s Western Art Show.  His landscape oil painting titled “The Drag Rider” tells the visual story of a rider on horseback rounding up a calf that was lost in the high chaparral.  This painting  dramatically portrays the end of a day in the life of a cowboy with Baumann’s sensitive and effective use of light throughout the painting.  Stefan…

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Southern Oregon Society of Artists Annual Award Banquet

Prize winning artists June Shepherd, Dorothy Swain, Tom Austin and Charity Hubbard with judge Steven LaRose

Not getting away from my computer as much as I should, it was my great pleasure to step out and attend the annual awards banquet of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists on Saturday. This is the first time they held their year-end event at the Rogue Valley Country Club; around a hundred artists and their guests were seated at tables in the Country Club’s ball room where we enjoyed a beautiful luncheon with wine while waiting with bated breath for the Painting of the Year awards to be announced.

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500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

Video with Music: Bach’s Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma. Nominated as Most Creative Video 2nd Annual YouTube Awards. Shared by artist Katharine Gracey.

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News from Alx Fox…

"Bliss," by Alx Fox of Talent, Oregon

Alx Fox’s “Bliss” placed second in the Southern Oregon Society of Artists quarterly juried critique, judged by Karen Cain. Fox also won the 2010 year-end finals at SOSA’s Annual Awards Banquet, and was elected Vice-President of SOSA for 2011.

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Awards 26 Grants to Artists and Organizations

Posted 11/2/10

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) recently awarded its first grants to 26 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists and organizations.The NACF, incorporated in 2007, is the first permanently endowed national organization dedicated exclusively to the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures. This year’s grant sizes ranged from $7,000 to $20,000, with a total allocation of $394,319. The Rasmuson Foundation generously provided a $10,000 match to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a grant recipient in Alaska.

Grants were awarded in support for individual artists’ projects (total allocation $136,070); support for community based programming (total allocation $168,249); and strengthening the Native arts service infrastructure (total allocation $90,000).

“It’s the NACF’s mission to provide financial support to artists and organizations to facilitate the development of our Native cultures,” said Lulani Arquette, president and chief executive officer of the NACF. “We imagine creating opportunities which

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Major Publishing Awards for Étant donnés Catalogue

Posted at the blog of the Philadelphia Museum of Art: August 2, 2010, 2:45PM Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés, at the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) in Boston on April 23, 2010. This past spring, the catalogue that accompanied the intriguing and acclaimed 2009 exhibition Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés was honored with two prestigious art publishing prizes; the George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award and the Association of Art Museum Curators 2009 award for Outstanding Catalogue for a Permanent Collection. Both reflect the superb quality of the publication in terms of its vigorous scholarship, fresh presentation, layout, design, and production.

The catalogue, by curator Michael Taylor with members of the Museum’s Conservation staff, contains a wealth of unprecedented exploration; information not simply previously unpublished, but previously unknown. As AAMC Permanent Collection Jury Chair Andrew J. Walker says, it “demonstrates that understanding the genesis, construction, installation and

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