Trending Articles

Friends of SOAR

For great posts about the business of art, check out The Artsy Shark HERE! reviews competitions and appeals seeking creative content, listing those that respect your copyrights and highlighting those that don't. Art Matters! publishes calls to artists, and not all of them may be compliant with ABoR's standards. Visit their site to learn more.
We support the Embedded Metadata Manifesto.  Metadata is information such as copyright notice and contact info you can embed in your images to protect your intellectual property, save time when uploading to social sites and promote your art. Click to visit the site and learn more.

Colorado Reunion Ending into Plein Air at Eden Vale

So I’ve met up with my dear “sister” in Montrose to wrap up my Telluride Retreat adventure. Karen and I were sister-in-laws many years ago and the deep friendship has lasted many years past that. Those kind of relationships are rare and, for me, very t…

Continue reading Colorado Reunion Ending into Plein Air at Eden Vale

Plein Air Painting on Location at EdenVale Winery

Plein Air Painting by Silvia Trujillo

with Instructors Elaine Frenett & Silvia Trujillo! Lovers of the outdoors, this pair of professional artists present a workshop titled Painting on Location at EdenVale Winery, learning, observing and completing landscapes with life and personality. Free Introduction presentation focuses on plein air composition and design, value and color harmony, and creating aerial perspective on Wednesday, July 20th, 5:30-6:30pm at the Ashland Art Center, Main Classroom, 357 E. Main Street, Ashland, Oregon. Friday and Saturday, July 22nd and 23rd, the classroom moves outdoors to the EdenVale Winery for plein air painting sessions.

Continue reading Plein Air Painting on Location at EdenVale Winery

Still on the Planet

Buzzzzzzzzzzz, buzzzzzzzzzz, feel like such a busy lil’ bee these days. Most of you know I’m reading for a three month Winter Sabbatical down Mexico way. And ever since I returned from the Lake Alpine Women’s Retreat, getting prepared for this trip has…

Continue reading Still on the Planet

Autumn Plein Air Painting Workshop

It’s an new kind of Workshop that Silvia Trujillo and I have concocted, with an “Overview/Preview” talk two days before the class and then, the two day on site lesson. She instructs the oil and acrylic and I do the watercolor. Our end of summer version…

Continue reading Autumn Plein Air Painting Workshop

Nights on the Town

Funny how the definition of this phrase changes when your focuses change. It used to be that a “night on the town” was wild, often blurry and barely remembered whereas now, it’s beautifully in focus, sensitively felt and a memory I want to savor.So my …

Continue reading Nights on the Town