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A Hog and A Kiss Valentine Card – Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

A Hog and a Kiss, by Dana Feagin

They’re back  – “A Hog and a Kiss” Valentine’s Day Cards, featuring Lisa from Sanctuary One! Cards are $4 at the Ashland Art Center, Ashland Community Hospital and online in my Etsy shop. Ten percent of the sales price is donated to Sanctuary One, our local farm sanctuary/care farm in Jacksonville!         … Read more

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Newtown Elementary School Shooting Benefit: Artist Donates Work To Help Victims

Jeremy Collins Sandy Hook Art for Healing and Consolation

The tragic events that occurred on December 14 at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., ended 26 lives and left the entire nation confused, angry and anxious. Artist Jeremy Collins reacted by channeling his complex emotions and desire to help into a two-color sketch conveying the massive community of friends, community members and absolute strangers willing to send their prayers and support to the victims.

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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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Invitation to submit art for SOHS Chautauqua Event

Our founder Anne Brooke met Pamela Sasseen from the Southern Oregon Historical Society at the Beekman House PaintOut, and received this email from her the other day:

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Cultural Advocacy Coalition of Oregon Year in Review

During the 2011 Legislative Session, the CAC stopped a back door assault on Oregon’s Percent for Art law—buried deep in the higher education restructure bill. We fought for protections for the Cultural Trust and ensured budgets for the Art Commission, Heritage Commission and others were not gutted when legislators went looking for money to balance the budget. Despite the political challenges presented by a 30-30 split in the House and continued budget shortfalls, the 2011 session was a productive one for arts, heritage and humanities.

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Ashland Gallery Association Comes to Aid of AHS Visual Arts Departments

Ashland Gallery Association Ashland First Friday ArtWalk : Ashland Gallery Association aga logo

In response to a need for student art supplies at Ashland High School, the Ashland Gallery Association stepped up their annual donation this year to support the increasing needs for materials not covered in the school budget.

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