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SOSA Meeting on August 28

Watercolor painting of a cat by Marianne Nielsen of Grants Pass. Nielsen speaks about painting in watercolor at the monthly meeting of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists on August 28, 2017.

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) will be meeting August 28th at 7 pm at the Medford Public Library. The guest speaker will be Watercolor by Marianne Nielsen from Grants Pass. She will be teaching her techniques for painting pet faces, especially dogs and cats eyes whiskers and noses.. Anyone interested in Art is welcome to attend.

Marianne teaches watercolor classes four times a week in Grants Pass. She is currently displaying her art at Gallery One in Grants Pass. For more information call BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285 ( or, catch-up with Judy at Exit 24 in front of McDonalds between 6:30-8:30 A.M. as she is painting and overseeing the Bee Mural being painted there. Come prepared to add a flower or bee! )

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Figure Drawing Workshop with Bobbi Baldwin

Figure Drawing Workshop with Bobbi Baldwin at Central Art Supply, July 7, 2017

HUMAN FIGURE DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE In Charcoal & Oil Paint (Including Hands and Feet!) Figure Drawing Workshop with Bobbi Baldwin FRI. JULY 7, 2017 10:00am – 1:00pm in the Classroom at Central Art $20 per person

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Tickets for Judy Morris Cuba Talk on Sale Now

Image of Cuba II, painting by Judy Morris

Tickets Now on Sale at Art du Jour Gallery for Special Oct. 8th Judy Morris Presentation – Don’t Miss Judy Morris on October 8th!

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Judy Morris Cuba Talk

Image of Cuba II, painting by Judy Morris

Let me share my impressions about the architecture, the people and the art scene along the streets and in the galleries of this unique country. You will see some of my favorite photos that I’m certain will inspire several future “Cuban” paintings. I will talk about working with these photo references and explain my personal process of turning a photo into a painting. Bring your curiosity and questions.

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From Idea to Image: Pictorial Composition with Sean Forester

Composition is the visual language that allows an artist to communicate with subtlety or strength, with emotional intensity or clarity and calm.   Whatever your skill level, now is the time to explore the fascinating and important subject of composition. In this four-day intensive workshop students will study the principles of line, value, and color, […]

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Rogue Gallery & Art Center announces receipt of $500,000 endowment from the estate of Eugene Bennett

Rogue Gallery Executive Director Kim Hearon shows a painting by Eugene Bennett. Image courtesy Medford Mail-Tribune

“This gift from his estate will enable the Rogue Gallery & Art Center to continue Eugene Bennett’s vision of bringing the visual arts to Southern Oregon” says executive director Kim Hearon. In addition to the endowment, the Bennett estate also appointed the Rogue Gallery & Art Center as the seller of his personal artwork from his estate. The Rogue Gallery will have a special exhibition of Eugene Bennett’s art on display and available for purchase from June 29 – July 6.

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CCC Announces the 2013 Opening of Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century

Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century

Clatsop Community College is proud to announce that the artwork selected for the seventh annual international competition Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century is on display at CCC’s Art Center Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR. The Au Naturel exhibit will run from February 21st through March 28th, 2013.

 

The CCC Art Center Gallery will host a reception honoring the selected artists on Thursday, March 7th at 6:00 pm. This year’s juror, Clint Brown, will be present to give a gallery talk. Awards to be announced at the reception include cash prizes, purchase awards, a solo show award to be held during the 2013-2014 exhibition season, and a select number of workshop awards. The Bridgewater Bistro and Clemente’s Restaurant are generously providing hors d’oeuvres for the event, and Erikson Floral Company is generously providing flowers. A No-Host Post-Reception party at the Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro, at

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Japanese Embroidery Lecture by Embroiderer’s Guild of America Master Certified Judge Sponsored by Southern Oregon Stitchers

The Southern Oregon Stitchers Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America (EGA) is pleased to offer a lecture on Japanese Embroidery to the public on Satur- day, June 18th, 2011 in Central Point. Presenting will be Georgann Lane, EGA Certified Master Judge.

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