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SOSA Juried Critique April 23rd

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists ( SOSA) April 23, 2018 meeting is a Juried Critique at 7 PM at the Medford Public Library. Public is welcome but only members may bring art to be adjudicated. Artwork to be evaluated must be there by 6:30 pm Snacks will be available. Our Judge will be Catie Faryl.

Earth Bridge by Catie Faryl

 

Catie Faryl is a well-known West Coast artist who has lived in the Rogue Valley for 30 years. Her artwork is about the human condition and the times in which we live. Her explorations, ideas and feelings about social, environmental and political topics are sources for etchings, oils, watercolor paintings. She has served on the Board of S.O.U.’s Schneider Museum of Art, taught and shown work in innumerable venues and helped form the Ashland Gallery Association. As a teacher, activist and artist she is known for her

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Student Featured Artists, Nancy Graham and People’s Choice Contest

Nancy Graham's painting Duke of the Desert

Art du Jour Gallery Medford, OR April 2018 People’s Choice- Mixed Media Art du Jour is now accepting entries for the “People’s Choice” mixed media contest. March 31 is the deadline. Visitors to the gallery vote for their favorite art work. The winning art work will win $50 and a prize ribbon. Call the gallery to register or come by to pick up an entry form. There is a $20.00 entry fee. Please call for further information. The contest artists will be honored at our Medford Third Friday Art Walk and Reception on April 20, 5 to 8 pm. Due to a light turnout, the Oil and Acrylic contest schedule for March had to be canceled. May will be our popular photography “People’s Choice” and potential contestants should take special note that the contest will be part of our Art in Bloom exhibit. Space will be limited. Like our Facebook

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Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class

Explorations in Pastel Painting with Janis Lacey Ellison

Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class!

Explorations in Pastel Painting with Janis Lacey Ellison PSA, IAPS/MC, PSWC, PSO, NPS, PSNM, SPS Price: $125.00 Workshop Dates: 5/14/2018 – 6/4/2018 Location: Central Art Classroom Learn a variety of techniques in Pastel to capture color and texture in your paintings. This session will move beyond simple application and teach you techniques to give your paintings texture and color with an impressionistic painterly look and feel. Join me for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel. All levels welcome. Next class session May 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 2018. Four Monday sessions from 9:30-1:00 pm. Register with $50.00 deposit, email or call for details. Student supplies materials, supply list available upon registration. CONTACT INFORMATION: Contact: Janis Ellison Email: [email protected] Phone: 541-218-9788 VISIT CENTRAL ART! Inspiration Center Get your creative juices flowing!

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Art du Jour features Carol and Bob Sharp March 2018

Crocheted necklace

Reflections by Peter Coons

March brings new featured artists at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford. During the month of March Peter Coons work will again be the featured in the Salon and Carol and Bob Sharp will be the featured artists on the feature wall.

Our featured Art du Jour artists during March 2018 are Carol and Bob Sharp

whose exquisitely handcrafted jewelry is a perennial favorite at Art du Jour. A master jewelry designer Carol is a busy artist whose work is much in demand. She and her husband Bob a talented silversmith and lapidary artist, attend gem and mineral and jewelry shows around the country during the year. Their combined artistic work now on display at Art du Jour is a rare opportunity for visitors to see a wide range of Carol and Bob’s artistry in one place for a

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Capturing Light in the Landscape with Pastels

Take Control of Capturing the Light in the Landscape! with Janis Ellison

Don’t miss out on this wonderful pastel landscape series with Janis Ellison!

Take Control of Capturing the Light in the Landscape! with Janis Ellison Dates: January 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Time: (Four Monday sessions) 9:30pm – 1:00pm

Fee: $125.00

Location: Central Art Supply classroom

This session will move beyond the basics of color theory and teach you techniques to capture that fleeting sense of light that inspires us to paint.

Join me for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and Individual Instruction time at your easel.

All levels welcome!

Register now 541-218-9788

www.janisellison.com

[email protected] VISIT CENTRAL ART!

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October 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

Southern Oregon Artist Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

October at Art du Jour Gallery:

IN THE SALON

Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

The Beloved Watercolors of Dodie Hamilton

We are blessed to have as our Salon special guest artist during October and November Dodie Hamilton-Brandon. Dodie was an Art du Jour Gallery member for several years and is also a founding member of Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland. She has exhibited in several other Oregon galleries over the decades and her paintings hang in private homes, offices and commercial establishments across America and abroad. The long list of awards and honors she has accumulated over many years of painting is truly impressive. Her work is noted for vibrant color and the fluid, sparkling quality of her watercolor medium. Her subjects range from realistic florals and landscapes to mixed media abstracts, but she is best known for her renditions of iris,

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RGAC Fall 2017 Catalogue and New Exhibits

Rogue Gallery and Art Center

Detail of DARK MOON IN AUTUMN by Alx Fox NEW EXHIBIT! IN THE MAIN GALLERY Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind:

Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

September 29 – November 10, 2017

Keith Johnson, Landscape in Transformation and Balance,

Reception: Friday, October 20, 5:00-8:00 pm

Artists explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson creates artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world. IN THE ROGUE STUDIO The Fall catalog is out! Also see our Fall classes our website! Adult Classes and Youth Classes

ADULTS

Instructor Alx Fox’s paintings are currently in our main gallery exhibit!

Intuitive Abstracts with Alx Fox Saturday, October 28, and Sunday,

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Central Art Supply Carries on a Legacy for our Art Community

Central Art Supply

In 1976 George & Winnie Ebert brought their successful art materials business from Coos Bay, OR to Medford – Ebert Arts Center & Framing. In 1981 they moved to 6th & Central Ave known now as Central Art Supply. Their vision and belief in the artistic pulse of Southern Oregon has benefitted our region for the past 41years. Truly pioneers in the art community that we have all come to love.

George passed away September 20 after a battle with cancer. He will be sorely missed by his family and by many in the community. He loved working with people and had such a pleasant disposition. Up until the last month of his life, he would often stop by Central Art to hang out, help, visit with customers – whatever he wanted to do. We at Central Art are proud to carry on his legacy here in the

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Painting Skies, Clouds And Water at Central Art Supply

Painting Skies, Clouds And Water : Landscape by Roni Marsh

“Painting Skies, Clouds And Water” Instructor: Roni Marsh Dates: Sat, June 25 & Sun, June 26 Time: 10am to 3pm Fee: $65 Location: Central Art Classroom 101 N. Central, Medford

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September Brings Abstraction to Art du Jour Gallery

Rondo in Color, painting by Millie Clarke

Rondo in Color, by Millie Clarke

Millie Clarke Millie Clarke, Featured Artist for September at Art du Jour Gallery, will show her new collection of vibrant acrylic abstract art. Clarke’s work has been described as “having wild spontaneity but with controlled esthetics”. She is noted for using colors in imaginative ways and in employing texture to add interest to her pieces. In her new collection, Clarke uses one foot by four feet canvases. The interspacing of straight bars over her creations provides the viewer with “windows” into the painting. These works may be hung vertically or horizontally.

 

The exhibit includes a large 30” x 40” work titled “Rondo in Color.” This piece is a fusion of paint-handling techniques which Clarke uses that includes scraping, scratching and wiping. The plane of a large painted area gains tension from her use of shaped and scratched smaller blocks of contrasting color.

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