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Dreaming of the Upcoming “Women’s Art Discoveries” Retreat

Jean and I have dug deeper into our life and creative experiences to re-fashion this year’s retreat. Last year we used the time up in the Sierras for recharging, doing a local presentation for Journaling and re-shaping a retreat that will delve … Continue reading

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“New Directions: Perhaps dimensional, Perhaps intuitive” watercolors by Elaine Frenett

Inner Door, Encaustic by Elaine Frenett

Encaustic mixed media by Elaine Frenett

This gathering of newer pieces swerves strongly from Elaine’s usual approach. An inner yearning to move into a new way of expressing hatched from the play and process she has so come to love: visual art journaling. With no agenda, the pigment, be it wax or watercolor, was slathered onto the surfaces. And from there whatever whispered to her, she followed.

“It’s like leaving myself behind, and finding myself at the same time,” says Frenett. “Won’t you come see if you can hear the whispers, too?

Come see Elaine’s art upstairs at AAC in her studio–No. 13.

First Friday Art Walk Reception, November 7, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

As always, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center

There will also be refreshments and live music

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Ashland Gallery Assn November Featured Exhibits

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

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, November 7th, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free community event filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other visual art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website. For more information about all of the exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Most exhibits run throughout the month of November!

Ashland Art Center “New Directions: Perhaps dimensional, Perhaps intuitive” Watercolors by Elaine Frenett

This gathering of newer pieces swerves strongly from Elaine’s usual approach. An inner yearning to move into a new way of expressing hatched from the play and process she has so come to love: visual art journaling. With no agenda, the pigment, be it wax or watercolor, was slathered onto

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Applegate ON SITE: Class with Elaine Frenett and Silvia Trujillo

Applegate On Site, Announcement of tam=ndem-taught plein air class with Elaine frenett and Silvia Trujillo

Applegate ON SITE ~ two workshops, two sites & two instructors Silvia Trujillo (yes, she’s back!), oil & acrylics, and Elaine Frenett, watercolor, will lead these two classes. Both Silvia and Elaine have over 40 yrs. combined professional/teaching experience as Oregon/California artists and delight in sharing along the creative path. Paint the picturesque “Lavender Fields Forever” farm, with lavender at it’s brilliant peak and then, the rolling hills with the dazzling vistas of Valley View Winery. Each session will guide you gently through an outdoor painting intro, separate demos by each instructor in their media and then, ample time for individuals to develop their own unique paintings. A friendly share will close the gathering. There are optional and additional lavender distillation, vintage car viewing and wine sampling possibilities for you too. Won’t you come celebrate summer in the Applegate Valley with us? Where: Lavender Fields Forever Farm, Saturday, July

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Looking Forward to the 2014 Retreat!

This is where you will find posts about the 2014 retreat…once I write them! In the meantime, please select the “Objectives & Summary” page for the 2014 Retreat to learn more…Filed under: 2014 Retreat Tagged: 2014 lake alpine retreat

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Saturday after the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat ~ the playing

Our first wide open, uncommitted, untangled, footloose day at Lake Alpine dawned with blue skies. Those who’d registered in time for our Early Bird qualification, were gifted these two additional free nights stay to play! We dug into our breakfast … Continue reading

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Friday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat ~ the Ending

Our final day of the Retreat begins quiet, stillness surrounding our yoga with just the waves lapping between asanas. But shortly, frivolity skittered at the breakfast table. Our attentive Chef Kim had planned for us decadent French Toast topped with fresh … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

The brilliant blue sky came to life as the sun peaked the ridge, flooding our Ponderosa Cabin with golden light. While we are gathering ourselves together to head down to the yoga rocks, Jean is already busy at work in her journal … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat, The Beginning

Having arrived a couple days early, Jean and I knew the rugged, magnificent country waiting. All those driving up to Lake Alpine for the first time were coming through Sacramento, then weaving along California’s Gold Country towns and the final … Continue reading

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“Emerging Artist” Scholarship Awarded ~ 2013′s Momentum

Rebecca LaMonte

Late July, we began receiving applications for the ”Emerging Artist” Scholarship we offer yearly at the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat. Jean and I spent time perusing the intent and experience behind the words – finding one young lady that particularly stood out!

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