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Announcement from Ashland Art Center Executive Director Denise Baxter

I have been given a wonderful opportunity to visit the town of Sayulita, Mexico. Two of my dear friends have built an amazing and artistic Villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. They have gifted me a trip to experience this unique work of art named Villa Poema De Amor – Villa Love Poem. Tomorrow morning, Wednesday September 4th at 6:30am I will begin my travels to Mexico.

Longtime Ashlanders Zan Nix and Lloyd Haines created Villa Poema De Amore together. It is a beautiful example of craftsmanship filled with art from the local artisans. I plan to learn all that I can about its creation and the town it resides in.

Please follow me on Facebook as I get to explore Villa Poema De Amor and Sayulita. I will be posting throughout the day during my stay and hope to share my findings with you. I cannot wait to see what

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Mexican Senorita

I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I enjoy painting them! ~ Billye Woodford Billye Woodford

“Mexican Senorita” 20 x 24 original oil painting by artist Billye Woodford $895 “On my trips to Mexico I witness many beautiful young ladies. This painting melds these impressions into a ‘portrait’ of a traditionally dressed Mexican senorita that represents them all.” ~ Billye

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Desert Sunrise

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“Desert Sunrise” 20 x 24 original oil on canvas, painting by artist Billye Woodford. $950 “I go to Baja in the winter time and the sunrise in some areas is so dramatic I want to record those memorable moments.” ~ Billye

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New Artist Opportunities from CaFE™

Callforentry.org Calls to Artists

Check out these updated and new calls to artists in a huge range of media, genre and other specialties, including fashion photography, sculpture, art by women, public/installation art, nude figures, outdoor photography, and artist residency in Mexico, and much more! List has been edited to reflect only those opportunities for which Oregon artists will be eligible.

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Mexican Artist Efren Gonzalez Visits Ashland Art Center

Ceramic Clay Mural Mexico

Efren Gonzalez with Ceramic Mural

Ashland Art Center is so excited to bring International Artist Efren Gonzalez to Southern Oregon for a visit and round of workshops in September!

Efren Gonzalez lives on Lake Chapala in the town of Ajijic, a picturesque fishing village near Guadalajara. He enthusiastically engages visitors and locals in the Efren Gonzalez Cultural Center, a gallery, frame shop, ceramics studio, and classroom, where he mentors both adults and children. His work includes painted murals, watercolor and oil paintings, and a recently developed, incredible, three-dimensional clay mural technique.

Efren Gonzalez – Ceramic Mural

These clay murals were inspired by ancient Mayan traditions, although the method and outcome is completely Efren’s invention. The murals, which measure about 8 feet high and can be as much as 18 feet wide, are made in sections, then fired and assembled at the installation site. Although the

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And You Thought Tequila is ONLY a Drink?

Continuing on to Lake Chapala, we weave along the back Highway 15. I affords me taking plenty of photos and coaching Roland on passing attempts.As the shadows get longer, I begin to see dots of pale blue fields among the other yellow-green crops. Knowi…

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Still on the Planet

Buzzzzzzzzzzz, buzzzzzzzzzz, feel like such a busy lil’ bee these days. Most of you know I’m reading for a three month Winter Sabbatical down Mexico way. And ever since I returned from the Lake Alpine Women’s Retreat, getting prepared for this trip has…

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