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A Few New Things

Beth at Atelier LaRose, Life Drawing by Sarah Burns

I have been thinking about it for months and it will soon be a reality.  I am cutting way back on my administrative job in January to be able to paint full time (and teach a little bit).   The prospect of not working for a regular pay check is a little scary but as my […]

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Adara on the Chetco

Adara on the Chetco, by Sarah F. Burns

In Southern Oregon we don’t get hurricanes, tornadoes and we rarely get flooding or earthquakes  (and so far the flooding and earthquakes we have had have been mild in my lifetime), but what we do get for natural disasters and annoyances is fires and smoke.  The Rogue Valley  is surrounded by forests and the the […]

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One More Post….. : )

My friend Jennifer Nitson wrote this piece for me to use a press release for the show – it’s a delightful piece of writing – It makes me laugh and it tells the story really well.  Enjoy! Meet Your Meat: Local artist makes introductions By Jennifer Nitson Sarah F. Burns was apologetic as she began […]

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Opening Night for Sarah Burns at Smithfield's

Sarah Burns Paints Meat for permanent display in Smithfield's Restaurant

What a blast – thanks to everyone for coming out, BIG thanks to Neil and Dee for giving my work a home, inspiring the idea and for throwing such a great party. I did not take any photos – there was way too much to do, so sorry, next time make sure to come to […]

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Life Drawing Open Studio at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center

This Friday, November 4th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM the Rogue Gallery & Art Center is hosting


Every first and third Fridays, Life Drawing Open Studio

November 4 & 18, December 2 & 16: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

40 South Bartlett Street, Medford, Oregon

No pre-registration required!

Join other artists for two hours of uninstructed figure drawing from a live model. Warm up with short poses then stretch your creative muscles with a series of longer 20 minute poses.

Participants should bring their own materials, although there are plenty of easels, drawing boards, tables, and chairs available.

$10 members, $15 non-members

(Individual memberships- good for one year- starting at $35 for individuals!) Memberships and more information about the Rogue Gallery & Art Center:

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Way Back Machine

I’m ALWAYS tempted to get rid of everything I’m not using RIGHT NOW, but I’m sure glad I can control that sometimes. While moving my studio I ran across these little pieces of personal history. We’ll begin at the beginning. I’m pretty sure I drew this before I started school…? It’s me and my dad […]

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New Studio

Well, my new project is making this funky garage into a functional studio space. Believe it or not, I have already removed a lot of stuff and vacuumed spider webs off the walls. (Southern Oregon is maybe the spider capital if the world.) Today my husband Tom is removing more wood and building a storage […]

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Journaling, Delicious Journaling . . .

Some of you may have been wondering if I’ve given up my journal since there’s not been mention in weeks of it. But, don’t be deluded . . . I’m dedicated to my journal and the time I spend in it. So, finally, after the time away in California, I’ve caug…

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Ice Cream, Jackson Brown & Full Moons

It was just such a magical evening . . . I just had to share it with you dear readers. Now, if you’ve known me for any length of time, you know I’m not a big fan of ice cream. Now don’t get me wrong, I love ice cream and my husband talks me into it o…

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Adventures into "Stitched Window" Journaling

This journal page entry seems to contain some sort of adventure energy. It must have something to do with it being Spring and the re-birth of life and vitality ~ because I’m daring to do things that thrill and surprise me.I’m testing out a new venue w…

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