SOSA February 2018 Newsletter and Meeting Details

SOSA February 2018 Meeting Details and Newsletter

Southern Oregon Society of Artists February Meeting

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Southern Oregon Society of Artists February Meeting

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists will be holding its February meeting a week early. This month’s meeting date is February 19 at the Medford Public Library at 7 p.m. It’s best to be there 10 minutes early as the Library doors close at 7:00 pm.

Guest Artist:

Ryan Moon was born and raised in Medford. Following his graduation from Southern Oregon Art School, he was recruited to teach there for six years. He currently has a studio in downtown Medford where he gives private lessons, teaches part-time in valley schools, and markets his work on line.

A skilled draftsman working in oil, he prefers the human form, yet is proficient in any subject. His unusual process works an abstract twist over a very accurate under-painting. It promises to be a fascinating evening.

Questions? Call Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285 or BJ Mathis at

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Get Ready For An Art-Rageous Event at Central Art!



It’s time to stamp your passport for Central Art’s 7th Annual Art Extravaganza! This is your golden ticket to dive in and discover the hottest creative trends and freshest tools, presented by art materials experts in a hands-on format!

Join us Friday AND Saturday, Feb. 9th & 10th to get the full experience! Visit all 12 of our vendors’ tables showcasing over 50 exciting art products! Take home samples! Enter to win prizes, including a $250 Central Art Shopping Spree!

But that’s not all! Be sure to sign up for a Mini Workshop during the Extravaganza! Central Art’s one-hour mini art workshops are returning for both days of the event, with something unique and different offered for the creatively curious!*

*But remember: space is

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Hearts and Hopes Show Opening at Guild

Hearts and Hopes Guild Show Flyer

February 2018 Intuitive Painting Class

Painting by Eve Margo Withrow

February Intuitive Painting Class With Eve Margo Withrow Are you ready to explore the edges of your creativity ; Play with and follow the threads of visual expression; Laugh with the joy available when you trust your intuition to guide you? Experience and experiment with a variety of non-threatening painting processes. Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted. Join me for a playful afternoon of Intuitive Painting on Sunday, February 18th from 12pm to 4pm. Classes are small and comfortable. Price is $50 plus a $5 materials fee. Contact Eve at 541-772-6888 for more information and registration.

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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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Christin Lore Weber Reads from New Book Feb 3

Image of cover art for Widow's Walk, book by Christin Lore Weber

Christin Lore Weber reads from and talks about her newly released novel, WIDOW’S WALK, on Saturday, February 3, at 1 P.M. at the newly renovated ART PRESENCE in Jacksonville, OR.

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Owls by Eva Thiemann at Creekside Pizza in Ashland

I am having oil paintings of Great Grey Owl, Snowy Owl and Great Horned owls and bears at the Creekside Pizza which is part of Ashland Gallery Association. Exhibit from January till beginning of March 2018

Artist Eva Thiemann shows her oil paintings of Great Grey Owls, Snowy Owls and Great Horned Owls at Creekside Pizza, an Ashland Gallery Association member. Also on display are her wonderful paintings of bears. Eva’s style is unique and vibrant, born of years of watching bears in Alaska, with her subjects realistically rendered, but with the addition of beautiful colors, and semi-abstract backgrounds of snowy mountain ranges. Her exhibit of paintings is available for viewing from January through the beginning of March 2018.

Reception for New Art Exhibits at Rogue Gallery 40 South Bartlett Street Medford Oregon 97501 541-772-8118

Art Reception for new exhibits at the Rogue Gallery on January 19, 2017 Main Gallery exhibit Human Connection: Figurative Paintings by Karen Staal Exhibit date: January 5–February 16, 2018

Working in oil and acrylic, Ashland artist Karen Staal creates figurative paintings. She refines the figures to their essence, creating new harmonies with line, shape, and color. By her use of negative space, she evokes a narrative or relationship that expresses unity and joy.

This exhibit spans several decades of figurative paintings by Karen Staal. Each of the paintings presents the figures as connected and one with the canvas. Serene swimmers by the pool, jazz musicians at their instruments, embracing couples, and individuals in quiet contemplation are reverently interpreted, creating paintings of calmness and peace. Karen has exhibited throughout Oregon and California. She holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Community Gallery Exhibit

Rogue Impressions and Beyond: paintings

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Art du Jour Pen, Pencil and Ink People's Choice Contest February 2018

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Art du Jour Gallery seeks entries for their February 2018 People’s Choice Exhibit, with a theme of Pen, Pencil and Ink. Visitors to the gallery will vote for their favorite artwork. winning piece of art receives $50 and a ribbon! Winning artist will be honored at their February 16 Third Friday ArtWalk and Reception.

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