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The grant application meeting

We hovered around the table.  Brooke Nuckles Gentekos has most of the text compiled.  We played a bit with numbers and a budget.  It’s funny to come up with 750 characters including spaces.  It actually makes some things harder to read.  It’s nice to have bullets but then you have spaces.  We did get the grant application in on time.  We have bonded as a group.  I am so pleased that art is finally becoming noticed and acknowledged as an economic driver in […]

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Meow Meow Beans and me

Today I will continue working on a painting I started more than three weeks ago, hoping to finish some challenging work I’d like to show in June at Viridian Artist. I’m so busy right now, I rarely have time to write anything thoughtful here, but when I wake up early I try–which is nearly every […]

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The Artist’s Voice, June-July 2013

We are very excited to share the latest issue of our newsletter The Artist’s Voice. It now has a new look by the new editor Ingrid Karazincir. Click here to read The Artist’s Voice This issue includes amazing stories about artists, their work, and how art impacts peoples’ lives. You will be moved by Denise Kester’s story of […]

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Art Matters Salon and Panel Discussion at RGAC May 21!

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Yesterday’s Tragedy in Boston

The tragedy in Boston yesterday was horrific and inexplicable and all of us at Americans for the Arts send our deepest sympathy and thoughts to those injured and to their families. As we saw and heard things unfold from our offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, the Americans for the Arts staff began […]

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Art Matters Salon and Panel Discussion at RGAC May 21!

Join southern Oregon art community leaders for a discussion of the importance of art to individuals, kids, education, local economies, people with disabilities and the broader community! Share why art matters to YOU in an informal setting and hear why others value art too. Let your voice be heard by people who have influence in southern Oregon arts policy! arts-matter-salon-announcement_may-21

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April Events and Exhibit at Illahe Studios & Gallery

Inocente, from the documentary "Inocente"

Roxanne Evans Stout “Spirit Tree”

This April will be our Fourth Annual Book Arts Show and our second year of bringing creative works from the community into the gallery in our Community Press Project, a community collaborative book arts venture. Also, as an exciting special event we will be exhibiting the boldly colorful, fantastical prints of Inocente, the teen artist who is the focus of the Oscar winning short documentary, “Inocente” being featured this year in the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Join us for the Artists’ Reception, held during First Friday Art Walk on April 5th from 5~8 p.m. Enjoy an early spring evening stroll with other art lovers and meet the artists. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic” -Stephen King.

With 21 local and national Book Artists, our Fourth Annual Book Arts Show promises to provide a rich sampling of

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April Exhibit, Events and Featured Artist

Art Presence Art Center will exhibit “The Fine Art of Pastels” during the month of April. Linda Evans will have a solo show of her pastels in the front gallery. Evans will also demonstrate her process on April 6th from 2 – 3 pm.

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Pavlik’s Free Halloween Children’s Photos are Adorable

Judy Pavlik, our house photographer, teamed up with the Ashland Chamber of Commerce to offer free photos of children in Halloween costumes before and after the parade – and at the same time, they raised money and food donations for the Ashland Food Bank.  Feast your eyes on the cuteness and put this on the […]

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