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Art du Jour News June 2019

Art du Jour student art show entry. Image provided by Charity Hubbard

June 2019 Third Friday

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford eagerly anticipates a return of Charity Hubbard’s student art exhibit for our Third Friday reception on June 21st, 5-8 pm. Despite an earlier announcement that our musical entertainment would be held back for this months’ event, due to popular demand we have scheduled classical guitarist Rod Petrone to perform for the evening.

Featured Guest Artist Charity Hubbard in Salon June and July

Frequently painting from life on location “en plein air” and people from life is important to Charity Hubbard. She feels that the regular exercise of painting from life enables her to better capture life, light and a truer sense of atmosphere, even when painting from life is not possible.

Still life by Charity Hubbard. Image

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Exhibits at Rogue Gallery for Third Friday June 21, 2019

Third Friday Downtown Medford Art Walk Friday, June 21, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Community Gallery

Inspired by the East: Annual Art Movement Tribute

June 7 – July 12, 2019

Tom Glassman, Mural Detail of Tashi Choling, Photograph

Rogue Gallery artists created work with the inspiration of the art of the East. Artists used themes and styles from China, Japan, India, and other countries of the East. The exhibit includes oil, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, Chinese brush painting, pastels, fiber art, photography, and mixed media.

Participating artists include Bruce Allen, Lynn Anderson, Susan Austin, Rachel Barrett, Linda Boutacoff, Hortense J. Bullock, John E. Bullock, Dawna Curler, Phyllis Earls, Cynthia Flowers, Tom Glassman, Jay Gordon, John Hawkins, Kim Hearon, Mary Hills, Zelpha Hutton, Jennifer Ivey, Sheryl Leblanc, Charles

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Dive Into A Fresh New Medium with Instructor Cheryl Magellen!

STEP-BY-STEP ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS with Cheryl Magellen

 

STEP-BY-STEP ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

with Cheryl Magellen

When: Saturday afternoons, June 29 & August 10, 2019

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Central Art classroom

Cost: $50 per class, all supplies included

Minimum 4, Maximum 12 students

 

This class will be offered twice and is geared toward absolute beginners who want to try their hand at painting realistic subject matter while learning the basics of color mixing and paint application in acrylic. Using simple subject matter, participants will be provided with a pre-drawn, 8×8 canvas and will follow along as the instructor demonstrates each step from beginning to end. Individual attention will be given to all students during each step in the process.

 

All supplies will be provided.

For more info and to sign up, please contact Cheryl Magellen at:[email protected]

You may also visit Cheryl’s website for examples of her

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Choose Your Own Artistic Adventure With This Unique Instructive Series!

NEW Choose Your Medium Painting Class with Jeanne LaRae When: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 (4 week session) Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Where: Central Art

NEW Choose Your Medium Painting Class with Jeanne LaRae When: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 (4 week session) Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Where: Central Art Fee: $120

 

Choose your own painting adventure in a creative setting that’s as individualized as you’d like it to be. Students will be able to choose both their medium – oils or acrylics – and the subject matter they’d like to paint.

 

In this class, the techniques of artists who inspire you will be demystified, and you will be encouraged, but not pushed, to try various ways of painting that are a little outside your comfort zone.

 

Please bring examples of your work and ideas for possible subjects for your paintings to the first class. Students are responsible for their own materials, or you may discuss with Jeanne about providing supplies for you for each class or just to start.

 

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Art du Jour News June 2019

Art du Jour student art show entry…

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford eagerly anticipates a return of Charity Hubbard’s student art exhibit in June, which became a major downtown event for our small gallery last year. Due to the popular nature of this exhibit we will hold back from providing musical entertainment for our June Third Friday celebration, primarily for space and noise considerations.

The “People’s Choice” photography contest has gone off as planned and a big thanks to all who stopped by our gallery during Art in Bloom to vote on their favorite artwork. The exhibit remains on display and the results will be announced at the end of May and posted on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Featured Guest Artist Charity Hubbard in Salon June and July

Frequently painting from life on location “en plein air” and people from life

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Reception at Rogue Gallery, May 17, 2019 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Katy Cauker_A Favorite Place

Reception for Main Gallery and Community Gallery Exhibit Friday, May 17, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Cammy Davis Give Me One Reason

Main Gallery – “Surface and Structures: Paintings by Cammy Davis and Sculpture by Nadine Gay” May 10–June 21, 2019

The Surface and Structures exhibit features abstract artist Cammy Davis and sculptor Nadine Gay. Cammy Davis paints bold large abstract acrylic paintings. Nadine Gay is a multi-media artist who creates whimsical and contemplative ceramic figurative sculptures. The exhibit is a juxtaposition of large, textured, color enriched canvases with sculpture that is figurative, spiritual, and at times delicate. Each artists’ work is beautifully complemented by the other.

Cammy Davis is a Jacksonville artist who has been featured at fine art galleries between Seattle and Palm Springs. She has developed art tutorial videos and music art videos. Cammy studied fine art at the

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Take Your Art Outside!

At Central Art our number one goal is to help you find the shade, tone, hue, or chroma that best suits your individuality while maintaining that balance in your artistic expression, whatever form it may take. If you're feeling faded, stop in and together we'll work out a formula to reach artistic nirvana! Come celebrate the spectrum of color with us at Central Art!

“Mix it up” at Central Art!

No matter the background, one thing we all have in common – we’re constantly searching for the right balance in the things that fill every well of life’s color palette: relationships, work, play, even our creative passions. We often find that what works in theory can turn out quite differently when applied to a surface.

At Central Art our number one goal is to help you find the shade, tone, hue, or chroma that best suits your individuality while maintaining that balance in your artistic expression, whatever form it may take.

If you’re feeling faded, stop in and together we’ll work out a formula to reach artistic nirvana! Come celebrate the spectrum of color with us at Central Art!

-Adam

 

*Also be sure to check out this issue’s Featured Artist section as well as our upcoming Events including Southern Oregon Plein Air

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Learn The Ever-Popular Art of Acrylic Pouring at Central Art

GOLDEN Days Acrylic Pouring Workshop When: Fri. May 10, 2019 Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm Where: Central Art Fee: $45

Get Your Creativity Flowing & Learn The Ever-Popular Art of Acrylic Pouring!

 

GOLDEN Days Acrylic Pouring Workshop When: Fri. May 10, 2019 Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm Where: Central Art Fee: $45

The first workshop will be Acrylic Pouring! on May 10th, 2019 2pm – 5pm at Central Art’s classroom.

You will receive a kit full of GOLDEN goodies for four pours using Golden’s Gloss and Matte Pouring Mediums, Golden Fluid Colors, and Golden High Flow Colors on Ampersand Pouring Panels, Art Alternative Canvas, and creating an acrylic skin on Plexiglass. One of the pours will be an embellished Geode pour.

 

You will also learn how to create specific patterns using different techniques such as swirl or ring pours and how to create LONG LASTING cells and working “wet on wet”. You will also receive a worksheet with Tips & Tricks, FAQ’s, Troubleshooting, and more.

 

Class

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Rogue Gallery Annual Meeting May 9th, Calls to Artists, and More

Plein Air at Lone Ranch with Silvia Trujillo Saturday May 4th, 9am-3pm via Rogue Gallery

ANNUAL MEETING THURSDAY, MAY 9, 5:30 PM Interested in the financial health of your gallery? Join us in the Main Gallery for the Annual Members’ Meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:30

There will be a powerpoint and snacks

ROGUE STUDIO ON LOCATION Plein Air at Lone Ranch with Silvia Trujillo Saturday May 4th, 9am-3pm Beginning through advanced painters welcome. All media welcome. Enjoy the beautiful weather and experience painting and drawing in the great outdoors. Get some vitamin D while painting the beautiful surroundings of Alpacas at Lone Ranch in Eagle Point, Oregon. Landscape artist Silvia Trujillo will guide you in depicting the beauty of the landscape, creating interesting compositions, and capturing a moment in time. Bringing a lunch and light snack is recommended. MEMBERS $125 NON-MEMBERS $150 Get Materials List Here>> Register Here >> CALLS TO ARTISTS Inspired By the East: Annual Art Movement Tribute Exhibit

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Watercolor Artists, Third Friday News, Live Music at Art du Jour

Pottery by Susan Paul-Williams. Photo provided by the artist 3/2019

Art du Jour April 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will be devoted to watercolor in April with Marianne Nielsen and Marilyn Zupan. Third Friday will be on April 19, 5-8 pm with musical entertainment by classical guitarist Rod Petrone. Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for updates.

Guest Artist Marianne Nielsen

With a passion for watercolor, Marianne Nielsen say it is her favorite media because of its versatility regarding techniques and textures. While enjoying all styles and subjects, her inspiration comes from all things in nature, especially animals and flowers.

After 5 years learning from the late Marshal McDaniels, he literally changed the way she looks at everyday things like clouds, trees, water and life. Soon after she became a watercolor instructor herself with 6 to 8 students, which has since grown to 4 weekly classes with more than

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