Ensuring Oregon’s Arts and Culture Are Protected

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Hello Advocates,

We have good and bad news this week as some major legislation we’ve been advocating for has passed, but other important bills are hanging in the balance.

Most of our legislative work is contained in the larger omnibus budget and program changes bills that are assembled and passed in the last few days of session. If the Legislature does not resume its business before June 30th, the date by which the body must adjourn—many of our priorities might be lost. Right now, there’s not much we can do since the political breakdown is occurring between the governor and the legislative leadership.

In good news, the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Oregon Arts Commission budgets were passed. Both agencies are funded at the governor’s recommended levels. We are working to find other ways to cover growing administrative costs estimated by agency leadership that were not approved and thus

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Rogue Gallery March 2019 Exhibits

www.roguegallery.org 40 South Bartlett Street Medford Oregon 97501 541-772-8118

Main Gallery Exhibit

Adventures in Experience: Imaginative Works by Dianne Jean Erickson & Barbara Martin

March 1 – April 12, 2019

Reception, Friday, March 15, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Portland artists, Dianne Jean Erickson and Barbara Martin create highly imaginative contemporary works. Erickson creates encaustic monotypes and mixed media prints. Martin uses acrylic, oil pastel and pencil in her mixed media paintings. Their work is infused with energy and expression.

Dianne Jean Erickson has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Southern Oregon University. She is a founding member of the contemporary art group AMBUS. For a number of years she had a co-op gallery in Jacksonville then Medford. She has received numerous awards for her artwork and has exhibited throughout the West Coast. She resides in Portland. Dianne uses multiple mediums including, but not

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Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation ASCEND 2019

ASCEND 2019, a four-day artist and musician conference in the heart of Ashland

Are you endeavoring to become the best YOU as a young artist or musician? Mark your calendar now for June 17 – 21 and join us at

A West Coast Convergence of Young Artists & Musicians

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation is partnering with The Story church in Ashland, OR to host ASCEND 2019, a four-day artist and musician conference in the heart of Ashland. Young artists and musicians, ages 15-30, from up and down the West Coast will engage in great vision-building, inspiration, and technical instruction by an incredible team of professionally trained and experienced artists and musicians. Participants will gather in morning and afternoon sessions in specific learning tracks, plus engage in morning and evening all group devotions and worship, inspiring featured speakers, and lunches and dinners. This will be a week packed full of inspiring connection and unforgettable community! (above: Rhaspody in Orange by

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RGAC SUMMER CLASSES AND SUMMER ART CAMPS JUST ANNOUNCED!!!

Drink and Draw: Art a la Carte at Rogue Gallery and Art Center

Read this post to learn more about art education opportunities for adults and kids,, studio time for printmakers, Drink & Draw: Art a la Carte, Free Family Saturdays, and Jefferson Baroque Orchestra’s open rehearsals in the Main Gallery…

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7th Annual Masterpiece Christian Artists Conference Coming May 2013

Join us for the 8th Annual Masterpiece Artists Conference “The Creator – Made in His Image…Designed to Create” May 16 – 19th, 2013 click for Information/registration Artists of faith from across the country will be sharpening their vision and purpose, refining their skills and pursuing excellence in their craft, while equipping themselves for the calling as ambassadors for Christ in the culture of the arts. Join us for 4 days of painting and instruction with master artists of our day whose works have attracted the attention of a generation. Three workshops tracks to choose from: Plus One day open session samplers TRACK 1:

Painting Foundations through Value/Color/Design/Composition

with Resident artist Chris Hopkins www.chrishopkinsart.com

Co-instructor Dennis Lewis. dlewisart.com Brush up on the fundamentals , concentrating on value, design, and paint application techniques and centrality of focus which controls the viewer, which is the task or every artist. Additional

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Applegate Valley Days Coming This Weekend!

2012 Applegate Valley Days

A very ambitious festival celebrating all the diversity and fun of Applegate Valley living, with and arts & crafts market, farmer’s market, wine tasting, barbeque, canine agility demonstrations, wood-fired pizza, historical displays, quilt exhibits and live music on the river at Cantrall-Buckley Park! $5 for tickets – proceeds benefit Cantrall-Buckley Park.

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New book acknowledges S.Oregon songwriter as inspiration...

The Gospel of Rutba: War, Peace, and the Good Samaritan Story in Iraq, by Greg Barrett

With a Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Afterward by peace activist Shane Claiborne, The Gospel of Rutba: War, Peace, and the Good Samaritan Story in Iraq is a true story of people from the small desert town of Rutba, Iraq who saved the lives of three American peacemakers when a car wreck nearly killed them on their way out of the country, just days after the Shock and Awe campaign began in 2003 and despite the fact the Rutba General Hospital had been destroyed by bombs just 3 days before. Southern Oregon songwriter Lazar had the honor of a refrain from one of his songs published, along with a thank you for his music, in the book’s acknowledgements.

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Indie Art: Writer/Musician Dao Strom Opens Her Circle to a New Audience

Dao Strom at Shore Acres State Park, Oregon, by Lincoln Meeker

“We Were Meant to Be a Gentle People” is a musical and literary project that combines an EP with illustrated chapbook to explore the history and culture of Vietnam. After her agent said her manuscript was “too literary” to market, writer and musician Dao Strom took the project to the Oregon Arts Commission and earned a Career Opportunity Grant. Now she seeks a new audience with an internet campaign at Indiegogo.com.

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First Friday Art + Music at Bohemia Gallery

Bohemia Framing and Fine Art Gallery announces June 1 opening reception and new exhibit for Ashland’s First Friday ArtWalk, June framing discount for diplomas.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts Festival 2012

The event coordinator of the Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts Festival is accepting applications now – August 15th, 2012. Potters and clay sculptors, weavers, painters, toy makers, and creators of original clothing, musical instruments, soaps/candles/lotions, designer furniture, artistically-crafted unique paper, wood, stone, glass, metal, gourds, fiber arts and leather are all welcome to apply. Download the 2012 prospectus and application HERE.

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