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Congress Responded to Your Advocacy to Save Cultural Arts Agencies!

Americans for the Arts

Dear Arts Advocate,

The Democratically-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate have finally resolved with the President the details for the Omnibus Appropriations bill for FY’19 (4.5 months late) to avoid another partial government shutdown tomorrow. It’s expected that the President will sign the bill passed by both chambers into law by midnight tonight. As anticipated, both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) each received a $2 increase to bring their annual budget up to $155 million. Several other federal cultural agencies and programs (see chart below) received healthy increases as well.

Congress responded to your advocacy calls, emails, and visits to save these vital cultural agencies and took it a step further by actually increasing their annual budgets by $2 million each, despite President Trump’s attempt to terminate them. The NEA and NEH administer thousands of arts and humanities grants to state

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Love, Nature & Art from Natural Earth Paint

Love, Nature & Art from Natural Earth Paint

~~~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR! ~~~

Natural Earth Flag Kit

Hang L.O.V.E. in your home with the Earth Flags Craft Kit.

Hemp flags and rope, bamboo paint brush, creamy Earth Paint and biodegradable mixing cups. ORDER HERE

~Show your LOVE with a gift of creativity!~

Natural Painting & Fresco Workshop in Italy!

Send your love on the trip of a lifetime, to a magical little village in Northern Italy. They will participate in a Natural Painting and Fresco Workshop, lead by the founder of NEP, Leah Fanning and Alma Ortolan. Enjoy the scenic views in the foothills of Dolomites, stay in the historic and elegantly restored Palazzo Galleti, and indulge in delicious home-cooked Italian meals. Sept. 2019

Click here for more details about our amazing trip to Italy.

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, February 1, 2019 from 5 to 8 PM

Lindy Kehoe, painting

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, February 1st from 5 to 8 PM

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the February Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Ashland Gallery Association – February Spotlight Exhibits Hanson Howard Gallery 40th Anniversary: Works from the Collection of Hanson Howard Gallery

2019 is our 40th anniversary and that has us feeling like taking a trip down memory lane. Over the years, the gallery has amassed a healthy collection of exceptional regional artists who have at some point been represented by us. Was there an artist that you loved and no longer

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February 2019 at Art du Jour

The Potter's Hands by Roy Musitelli. Image provided by the artist

Photo by Roy Musitelli

Art du Jour Gallery 213 E. Main Street Medford, OR 97501 (541) 770-3190 (Tues – Sat., 10-4)

Upcoming in February 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will be exhibiting the fine art paintings of Carl Seybodt as guest artist in the Salon through February and March, while AdJ member Roy Musitelli will be featured artist. (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Guest Artist Carl Seyboldt

Carl Seyboldt is one of those people who knows that, while nothing is easy, and nothing is free, nothing is impossible either. A free-lance illustrator, fine artist and adjunct professor at Rogue Community College. Carl both teaches and uses what he learned at Art Center, now in Pasadena, California and through his life experiences to fashion not just his own profession, but to help students plan theirs as well. He strives always to keep

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