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January at Art du Jour Gallery

Everyday Barns, quilt by Karen Hanken, Art du Jour Gallery, Medford, Oregon, January 2016

January at Art du Jour Gallery: Antique Quilts, Wearable Art and Hamilton Watercolors! And…

A special talk by Charlotte Wirfs on January 23rd at 1:00pm about antique quilts and quilting techniques. Guests are invited to bring their own vintage or antique quilts to show or to get advice on mending them. Please note that Charlotte is not an appraiser, however. We’ll serve mulled cider and cookies!

Yes, indeed! January at Art du Jour is going to be exciting and very special!

Everyday Barns, quilt by Karen Hanken

Through the end of January, our three special guest artists are quilters Charlotte Wirfs and Karen Hanken and wearable knits fabric artist Laura Lawrence. Their uniquely beautiful work will be on display in our Salon and the main gallery in January. Featured gallery artist during January is our own Dodie Hamilton-Brandon, renowned watercolorist and beloved art teacher here in

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Ashland Gallery Association December 2015 Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, December 4th, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries during the holiday season, taking in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other 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

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Gifts, Antique Quilts, Wearable Art and Hamilton Watercolors at Art du Jour Gallery

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon

December and January are sumptuous months at Art du Jour Gallery! We are blessed with not just one special guest artist but three, and all three are displaying uniquely beautiful forms of quilting and fabric art. Our two quilt artists are Charlotte Wirfs and Karen Hanken, and our wearable knits fabric artist is Laura Lawrence. Their work will be on display in our Salon and the main gallery in December and January. Featured gallery artist during December and January is our own Dodie Hamilton-Brandon, renowned watercolorist and beloved art teacher here in the Rogue Valley for the past 33 years. Art du Jour’s artist reception is on Dec 18th from 5–8 p.m. Meet Dodie and our quilt and fabric artists! Live music by Rick Patsche. Gallery hours: 10–4, Tues–Sat.

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SOAR Welcomes Fiber Artist Laura Lawrence

Laura Lawrence, Fiber Artist, My Dancing Threads

We are so happy to include two artists this week in the Fiber Artists category at SOAR. There is so much beautiful fiber art being produced here and this category has been sadly under-represented, but now we’re beginning to see some of the diversity of Southern Oregon’s offerings in this wonderful genre. Laura Lawrence’s My Dancing Threads is a great example of this work, and we’re delighted to welcome her to SOAR’s online community of southern Oregon artists.

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