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New Exhibits, Starry Night Benefit Auction at Rogue Gallery & Art Center Sept. 2017

Detail of BECKONING by Linda Elesiya Evans BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY New Exhibit in the Community Gallery Pastel Vistas: Linda Elesiya Evans

September 1–October 6, 2017

Linda Elesiya Evans, MOUNTAIN GLOW, pastel

Reception: Friday, September 15, 5:00-8:00 pm With live music by Craig Evans on keyboard

Phoenix Oregon artist Linda Elesiya Evans oil paintings and pastels reflect her love of the beauty of the Rogue Valley,the coasts, wine country, and mountains. New Exhibit in the Members’ Gallery We have all new artwork from over 40 artists in the Members’ Gallery. Come in and see the art before someone else buys your favorite piece.

Janet Ekholm, CELEBRATION, oil pastel

Janet Ekholm, CELEBRATION, oil pastel

“Starry Night” A Celebration of Art & Friends Rogue Gallery’s 2017 Benefit Auction

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Rogue Valley Country Club 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford

Our annual auction is our

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2017 Empty Bowls Throw-a-thon

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2017 Empty Bowls Throw-a-thon WHEN: Friday, April 7th 2017, 3-7 PM WHERE: Esther Bristol Education Center at the RCC Firehouse Gallery, corner of H and SW 4th Street in Grants Pass FUNDRAISER BENEFICIARY: 11th Empty Bowls Project-Josephine County

Rogue Community College’s Ceramic Department will be hosting a 2017 Empty Bowls throw-a-thon to benefit the annual Empty Bowls Project. The event will take place at the Firehouse Gallery during April’s First Friday Live on April 7th from 3-7 PM.

RCC and local potters will be utilizing the Firehouse Gallery pottery wheels to throw bowls that will be donated to the 2017 Empty Bowls Project. Local potter Roxanne Hunnicutt will then trim, bisque and glaze these bowls at her studio. Two years ago Phil Fishwick, his RCC students and community clay artists participated in a successful throw-a-thon, as well. Clay is being donated by Southern Oregon Clay Distributors.

Empty Bowls, which raises

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2nd Annual Celtic Celebration at Rogue Gallery – Call to Artists & More News

2nd ANNUAL CELTIC CELEBRATION at Rogue Gallery & Art Center Support the Rogue Gallery & Art Center and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the art, music, food, beer, and friendship of the Emerald Isle, Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

The evening will include: Irish food and beer Musicians performing traditional Irish music An Irish themed art show A singing competition to select the best rendition of the Irish classic, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” with the winner receiving a $100 award​ The Irish tradition of good cheer and laughter Cost: $35.00 ($15.00 is tax deductible). Buy Tickets online HERE>> or call Rogue Gallery at 541-772-8118 CALL TO ARTISTS FOR THE IRISH THEMED ART SHOW

We invite Rogue Gallery members to submit a work of art for this event that is inspired by Celtic art and/or by Ireland. All styles and media are welcome. Maximum dimensions

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Oregon Wine Competition® Announces Impressive Set of Judges, Becomes Statewide Competition

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The Oregon Wine Experience® is pleased to announce that a panel of six exceptional judges has been finalized for this year’s Oregon Wine Competition® to be held August 6-7. These nationally renowned experts herald a significant change in the competition. Previously restricted to wines made with 100 percent Southern Oregon AVA grapes, this year the competition will open up to all wines made with 100 percent Oregon AVA grapes. This change represents the evolution of Oregon Wine Experience® and the Oregon Wine Competition® into prominent wine events for Oregon and the entire Pacific Northwest.

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Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation Benefit

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation benefit evening, September 24, 2015 in Ashland, Oregon

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation Visually Communicating Christ to Culture through Fine Art The Cosmos Room (formerly Applegate Room) at the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites – the place to be! Thurs., Sept. 24th for the Masterpiece Benefit Evening Healing the Blind Man by Brian Jekel benefiting the programs and projects of Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation as it Visually Communicates Christ to Culture through Fine Art Gallery of Appetizers and Desserts, Art Exhibit, Silent auction, “Minis and More” Art Sale, Membership Launch and the newest updates of the proposed Magna Deo project 6:30 p.m. $30 per guest or $240 table host of 8 Buy Tickets online here until Sept. 16th or mail your check to MCFAF by Sept. 16th. 17575 Hwy 66. Ashland. OR. 97520 Ashland Hill Hotel and Suites 2525 Ashland St. (Hwy. 66) Ashland, Oregon. Just east of Hwy. 5 Questions: [email protected] or call 541-601-7496 www.mcfineartsfoundation.org

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LIFE Art - LIVE. INSPIRE. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. at South Stage Cellars

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“Mulholland Drive,” Brandy Gibbins

Reception Saturday, February 7 from 6–7:30pm

The art exhibit on display at South Stage Cellars right now is a truly special one. Every year the Cellar’s “Rising Stars” music competition benefits a local nonprofit, and this year they chose LIFE Art, a Medford-based program helping Rogue Valley youth overcome a wide range of difficulties by learning to paint with guidance from artist mentors. I had the opportunity to meet Phil Ortega, founder of LIFE Art, when he and several of the program’s mentors and students were hanging their show. I was deeply moved by the story of LIFE Art and impressed not only by the caring and generous heart of this compassionate man, but the overall quality, ingenuity and expression in the youths’ paintings.

In the spring of 2010, Mr. Ortega was working late at night in the shop where he fixes old cars

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Tickets now available for GPMA Black White & The Blues 2015 Event

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Tickets are on sale for next year’s Black, White and the Blues, the annual benefit event for the Grants Pass Museum of Art. The art auction and dance party is set for Feb. 21, from 6 p.m. to midnight at Wheeler Toyota on Redwood Highway in Grants Pass. Tickets are $60, or $420 for a table of eight. Purchase tickets by calling 541-479-3290 or by stopping by the Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 S.W. G St., between noon and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. This year marks the 29th anniversary of the fundraiser, which helps support the museum’s exhibits and educational programs. Revving up the party this year is the Ashland band LOVEBITE, featuring guitarist Jeff Pevar, who has performed on stage and in the studio with such artists as Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Taylor, Joe Cocker and Jefferson Starship. The 21-and-over-only event also includes light hors d’oeuvres

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8th Annual Empty Bowls Event Coming October 13

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The 8th Empty Bowls event

in Grants Pass, Oregon will again be held at Parkway Christian Center located at 229 NE Beacon Drive in Grants Pass on Monday, October 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests choose a handcrafted bowl and are then served a simple meal of soup and bread. The handmade bowl is yours to keep as a reminder of hunger in our community.

Options is collaborating with the Josephine County Food Bank and the Gospel Rescue Mission to host the annual Empty Bowls event. The three agencies see a great need to provide food and access to food for an increasing number of people in our community, especially children and their families.

Josephine County is one of the five most food insecure counties in all of Oregon. With the still high unemployment rate and poverty level, the need for access to food is greater than

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CHAPlandia 2013 Benefit for the Children’s Healing Art Project

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The Children’s Healing Art Project is based in Portland but also operates healing art projects for children with life-threatening and terminal conditions in southern Oregon. If you can’t make this amazing benefit, please consider a donation to this important charity this giving season! Click their logo above to learn about more ways you can contribute to their work.

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On the Veranda Annual Art Show & Auction to Benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center

On the Veranda Friday, July 26 from 7 – 9 pm Veranda Park 1641 Veranda Park Drive, Medford, Oregon

You are cordially invited to a show and auction of art created by the children of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County at Veranda Park in Medford. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please support this amazing non profit organization putting art to work on behalf of some of the most vulnerable in our community – children recovering from the trauma of abuse.