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News from the Oregon Arts Commission

March 19, 2014 Editor’s note: This is a time of great change for the Oregon Arts Commission. We asked Chair Julie Vigeland to share her thoughts on key opportunities and challenges moving forward. The Commissioners gathered for a photo during last week’s quarterly meeting in Ashland. Pictured (left to right): Commissioners Libby Tower, vice chair, Eugene; Julie Vigeland, chair, Portland; Alyssa Dawamana Macy, Simnasho; Christopher Acebo, Ashland; Avantika Bawa, Portland. Not Pictured: Josie Mendoza, Lake Oswego. Photo Andy Atkinson.

Change can be challenging, but it also presents opportunities for introspection and revitalization. Over the past few months we have spent time looking at the work we do and coming up with more efficient ways to do it. We want to ensure that we are making the most of the resources we have to best serve the field. Similarly to many of the organizations we work with, it’s important

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Come Journey with Me – March 2014 Member Show

March 7-30, Every Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm “Don’t Shop With the G-Nomes” Solo Show and Presentation by Catie Faryl Sun, March 9 at 3pm Artist Reception Friday, March 14 from 5-7pm

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Realist Oil painting of a Nikon camera by Terry Frosini

AGA First Friday Art Walk ~ March 7th, 2014

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, March 7th, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this 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:

Most exhibits run throughout the month of March!

Visit our website for more information about all of the exhibits:

Oil painting by Terry Frosini

Ashland Art Center Oil Paintings by Terry Frosini

“I paint what interests me in the moment; I look for a challenge, something I have not tried before, perhaps something I may fail at.” – Terry Frosini

Terry’s realistic oil paintings of portraits,

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Two new exhibits on tap at RCC art galleries

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Dates: March 4-21, 2014 Artist: Nishiki Tayui Title: Dates: March 4-April 4, 2014 Artist: Carol Radsprecher Title: Continue reading Two new exhibits on tap at RCC art galleries

New Artist and Digital Art at Art du Jour Gallery in March

Layers Of, original watercolor by Deanna St Martin

Art du Jour is pleased to announce our new member Deanna St. Martin who will be the featured artist in the main gallery for the month of March. Her vibrant, spontaneous paintings start out simply as she uses Halloween cobwebs to create the texture for the underpaintings. She then sprays on liquid watercolors and manipulates the paint, moving it, brushing it and continuing to amend the painting.

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Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition at the Autry Center, Los Angeles

The Autry National Center’s Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale is considered the country’s premier Western art show. Each year, more than 75 nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit their very best work. Stylistically and thematically diverse, their works represent the extraordinary range of subject matter that contemporary, historic, and mythic Western experiences inspire.

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