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Calls to Artists

September 2016 Calls to Artists October 03, 2016 – SHADES OF GRAY Shades of Gray offers artists a chance to win recognition and have their work featured in Drawing magazine. The competition is open to all work created entirely in black, white, and gray in media. Details: January 10, 2017 – CALL TO ARTISTS – CASH AWARDS – JURIED EXHIBIT Embracing Our Differences is accepting submissions for its juried art exhibit celebrating diversity held April – May 2017 in Sarasota, FL USA. National and international submissions accepted. $3,000 in awards. No submission fee. Details: 941-928-0567 OR OR [email protected] November 30, 2016 – LIMNER GALLERY : EMERGING ARTISTS 2017 The 25th annual competition for gallery exhibition and $1000 cash award. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists. The exhibition will be held in March 1 – 25, 2017 at the Limner Gallery

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Fall Update from Americans for the Arts

This update contains important information for many of us in the arts world, including a message form President and CEO Robert Lynch, reports on various programs and funding for arts in education, information about arts-friendly legislation and politicians / political candidates, and of course National Arts in Education Week, September 13–19, 2015!

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Local Calls to Artists ~ Short Deadlines


For more information, view and download this three page pdf: Oregon Arts Commission Call to Artists for Oregon State Hospital Installation

A reminder – we posted this call to artists from the Talent Public Arts Committee on May 9.

Deadline for submission is June 12.


Download the pdf: Talent Public Art Commission call to artists “Graphic Art and Design”


Though the call below says the deadline has past, this call is still open. Please contact Margery Mercer, who is curating this show, for additinoal information: [email protected]


Meet Betty LaDuke “Celebrating Local Farms and Farmworkers” at South Stage Cellars

Grape Harvest Frenzy, by Betty LaDuke 2013

From March 27th through May 8th at South Stage Cellars in Jacksonville, the featured guest artist will be renowned artist/activist Betty LaDuke in “Celebrating Local Farms and Farmworkers.” There will be a ‘meet the artist’ reception on Sunday April 7th from 1-3. Through detailed sketches, Betty captures imagery of local farmworkers performing various tasks as they work with the land. Betty later takes those field sketches, and in her studio, transfers the images onto large scale wooden panels which she sculpts and paints, similar to those found locally in the Medford International Airport. Featured in this show will be giclee prints of scenes from a variety of local farms such as La Mera Gardens, Fry Family Farms, and even South Stage Cellars’ own Quail Run Vineyard. Her show will benefit La Clinica along with The Rising Stars.

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It’s a Rogue Thing: Bringing Climate Concerns Home (with Art!)

On February 17, The Southern Oregon Climate Action Network (SOCAN) will host It’s a Rogue Thing: Bringing Climate Concerns Home, an event aiming to connect communities across the valley and creatively address the challenges of our changing climate. It is scheduled from 1:00 to 3:30 pm at the Medford Public Library. The event will feature representative Peter Buckley and other local leaders along with musical performances and an ambitious community art project….

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Local Retail Opportunity for Jewelry Artists!

Please read this post for a local retail opportunity for artisan jewelers working with stones set in silver! If you’re not a jewelry artist but know someone who is, please share!

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CALL TO ARTISTS-Elvis Emporium Exhibition

In celebration of Elvis Presley’s 77th birthday, and in conjunction with the Heart of Medford “Elvis Week,” the Rogue Gallery & Art Center will host a non-juried art show of work inspired by “the King.” Artists of all ages are invited to bring in one work for display in our Community Gallery.

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Children's Book Release Party Friday in Ashland

Leah Mebane Children's Book - bee

This Friday, Myron Cretney, who wrote the children’s book that I illustrated, will be throwing a book release/signing party with healthy snacks provided. The illustrations were painted over the past year and are very colorful, flowing, earthy watercolors featuring local scenes and local children. Come on out to see the finished product!

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Local Call to Artists - St Mary's Chapel Stained Glass Window and Art Project

The St. Mary’s Chapel promises to be a beautiful space, perfect for reflection, prayer and quiet time. We’re in need of artists to design and create our 32 stained glass windows and provide art for the 14 interior art niches….

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Win a FREE Class of your choice at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center!!

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center wants to draw your name to win a free adult class or workshop this fall! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

It’s easy:

1. Stop by the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St. in Medford by 5 PM Friday October 7th.

2. Fill out a green drawing slip with your name, contact info and your choice for a free class

3. WIN the class/ workshop of your choice!

Pastel, Drawing, Painting, Life Drawing and MORE! Call (541)772-8118 for more info

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!

Win a free adult

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