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“Enchanted Turtle Habitat” Playscape installed at Cantrall Buckley Park playground

A creative new playscape is being added to the playground at Cantrall Buckley Park in the Applegate Valley. The new Enchanted Turtle Habitat playscape will be officially opened to the public at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Saturday, September 19 at 4 p.m. in the park. The playscape is centered around a concrete and tile turtle created by local artist Jeremy Criswell, who was hired to design and build the structure. The “habitat” also includes boulders and logs, and the whole playscape is designed for children to climb and play on.

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11 Art Destinations That Double As Therapeutic Retreats

Art Destination: Horseshoe Canyon Primitive rock art

Found at The Huffington Post | By Priscilla Frank

There are many reasons to see art — to get a taste of something beautiful, to engage in new ways with today’s pressing questions, to escape to another era of the past, to see for a moment through another person’s eyes. Yes, there are probably infinite reasons to spend some one-on-one time with an artwork or four this holiday season, but today we’re focusing on one reason: healing.

Art can reveal, shock and delight, that much we know — but sometimes it has the ability to go deeper than the senses, to shift something inside us that is hard, if not impossible, to pinpoint or explain. For some, art has a certain spiritual or therapeutic power to change the viewer just by holding them in a certain time and place. Experiencing art can often be more otherworldly than a church,

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Local Calls to Artists – Medford Installation and Redding, CA Photography Exhibit

The Medford Arts Commission invites artists to provide proposals for art and art installation on, around or between a select number or all of the Interstate 5 pillars adjacent to Hawthorne Park in downtown Medford, Oregon. The Commission encourages a diversity of ideas. Deadline: Feb. 27, 2015. For more information, please visit

Now open for entries, Carter House Gallery, Redding Exhibit “Photography: The Full Spectrum.” The exhibit will be April 28 – May 30, 2015. The show is open to all photographers and all forms of photographic expression are encouraged. Total awards: $3250 – First Place $1500.For further details and to enter: Go to select Photography Shows, then 2015 International Show to view the Prospectus. The entry link is at the bottom of the Prospectus.

The Best of Medford Ballot was published in the Medford Sneak Preview December issue. Voting is open through December 31. Vote by mail,

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Broad Range of Current Artist Opportunities from CaFE™

New opportunities are listed on CaFE™, and many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFE here or go to to apply to one of these opportunities.

Upcoming Deadlines – APPLY TODAY!

City of Seattle: SPU Atmosphere and Weather Related Portable Works – DEADLINE: 1/28/2013 Jury Fee: $0.00

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities, invites artists to submit images of two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork depicting weather-related or atmospheric phenomena for a competitive direct purchase for SPU’s Portable Works Collection. Artwork should reference air, water, temperature or light. and may or may not be representational. Artists working in color are encouraged to apply. The artwork must be available for purchase. Purchases are chosen by a panel of arts professionals who are charged with selecting high-quality artwork that reflects diversity of expression. The call

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Calls to Artists and Art Opportunities From CAFE

Short -deadline and new calls to art from CAfE, list edited to include only calls for which Oregon artists are eligible.

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New Artist Opportunities from CaFE™ Calls to Artists

Check out these updated and new calls to artists in a huge range of media, genre and other specialties, including fashion photography, sculpture, art by women, public/installation art, nude figures, outdoor photography, and artist residency in Mexico, and much more! List has been edited to reflect only those opportunities for which Oregon artists will be eligible.

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Rogue Gallery and Art center logo Medford Oregon

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center presents its Visual Art Studio Tour (VAST) on June 2 & 3, 2012. Community members are invited to visit 19 studios presenting the work of over 22 artists. This is a unique opportunity to meet artists, watch them demonstrate their crafts, get inspired, and buy art! Artists will be greeting the public in their studios from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Community members and visitors are invited to attend this unique, free, self-guided tour. All ages are welcome! Tour maps are available on line at or at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center before and during the event.

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Art Deadlines List – July 2011 Email Edition

ArtDeadline’s latest email of artist opportunities, including national and international shows, juried and non-juried, some with entry fees, some fee-free, many with cash prizes, seeking photography by women, portrait and pet photography, outdoor art & sculpture, poetry and writing, residency, socially/politically engaged art, sketchbooks, experimental art, and the Beaverton Annual Artist Visual Showcase! Deadlines begin July 29, some with lots of advance notice – Read on to see the opportunities available to you…

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A Warm Welcome to Artist Glenn Hill!

Rivendell Harp by Glenn Hill

…the incredible depth of design, intricacy of detail and loving respect for the wood he shapes and carves to create these magnificent instruments is surpassed only by his fearlessness in innovation. Have YOU ever heard of a laser harp? We hadn’t til this week!

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