Create Art & Celebrate Diversity- Community Art Contest

Small Business Saturday November 24 2018 Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

 

  As part of our celebration of the fair’s 25th anniversary Sept. 29, 2018, Central Art and the fair are hosting a community art contest. Consider submitting artwork with the theme “diversity” for the chance to display your artwork at the fair and win prizes! Contest rules Artwork will be judged on creativity, style and how well the artwork reflects the contest theme. Artist may use any medium/format desired (black and white, color, pencil sketch, painting, ink, photograph, etc.). Artwork must be an original creation, no prints. Artwork must be created within the past year. Artwork must be family friendly for viewing by people of all ages, gender, culture and race. Our intent is to emphasize equity, diversity and inclusion. Artwork must be flat and not exceed 11” x 14” in size. There is no entry fee. Limit 1 entry per person. Artwork must be submitted with

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AGA Spotlight Exhibits February 2018

“Tavira Balconies, Portugal” 24x36, photograph by Pat Moore

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits Gallerie Karon East Meets East – Part II

(please note that the title of the show is East Meets East NOT East Meets West)

The exhibit runs from February 2nd through the 28th

Gallerie Karon takes you on a journey to the Near, Far, and Middle East this month.

Exotic jewelry, kimonos, Buddhas and Quan Yins abound. They are joined by ceramics, masks and fascinating accessories. Gallerie Karon now features antique furniture specializing in small interesting pieces that will fit anywhere with versatile uses.

It’s the lunar Year of the Dog in Chinese Astrology and it’s going to be a good one as the dog is a lucky sign. Prosperity and love are predicted. The dog is watchful and protective and of course, very loyal.

There will be a special appearance Feb 2nd from 5:30-7pm by Zahara.

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The Strength of Diversity: The Strength of the Arts

One of our great American leaders, Congressman John Lewis, has been celebrated in the news quite a bit recently. It is the 48th anniversary of the civil rights march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, AL. The march was led by a young John Lewis—his skull was fractured, and for that sacrifice an enormous […]

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Attention (Arts) Marketers: You Have More Power Than You Think

One of my favorite sessions at this year’s National Arts Marketing Project Conference in Charlotte, NC was the very first session I attended: Stereotypes, Exoticism and Cultural Competency. Moderated by Jerry Yoshitomi of MeaningMatters LLC with panelists Rosetta Thurman, Mayumi Tsutakawa, and Michelle Witt, it addressed the use of stereotypes and other “shorthand” in marketing. […]

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Is Equity the Antithesis of Diversity? (or Why Everyone Needs an IEP)

While facilitating a panel recently, the need for one-on-one attention to help students achieve their personal goals came up. This got me thinking about IEP’s (Individualized Education Programs). An IEP is developed to meet the unique educational needs of an individual student who may have a disability. Here’s my thought: Don’t we all need an […]

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Helping Children Cope with Hurricane Irene: Start with Family Rituals

Post-disaster, participating in a creative activity together empowers families and activates storytelling about positive events previous to time of the traumatic event. And it becomes even more effective if psychologists and counselors encourage famili…

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Diversity: Not Just for White Guilt Anymore

An important principal to the Encyclopedia Show is diversity. I had mentioned earlier diversity of artistic genre – we try to get not only poets, but solo performance artists, visual artists, creative nonfiction and fiction writers, musicians, comedians, live animals, experts on the topic, jugglers, etc… Demographic diversity is also extremely important to us. We […]

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