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New Works 2021

New Works! Sixteen new paintings just added to Carla J Griffin’s portfolio galleries—one new oil painting and fifteen new pastel paintings.

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Alumni Report: A Promise to Your Hero in Albania

Albanian artistic activist, Migen Qiraxhi, joined a Center for Artistic Activism training in Sarajevo in 2019. Since then he’s taken those lessons and shared them with groups in Albania to create remarkable actions against corruption. We’re happy to share a recent report from Migen. We created and printed in 2d versions the figures (silhouettes) of …

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All the colors!

Anyone remember these? Anyone NOT remember these??? Oh, the 64 different, brilliant colors! The built-in sharpener! Technology was something else back then. As they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same. The feeling of looking at this classic box still gives me the same smile and feeling of possibility as it […]

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1 year into our COVID campaign

“No one should be poor because they are sick, or sick because they are poor” is what our partner at Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, Merith Basey, told us last year before the pandemic began. She saw it coming and we started planning. The pandemic was declared, and two days later we had the plan …

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Floral Friday

Hi friends! How’s everyone doing? Good, bad, medium rare, fair to middling? I write about art, creativity, the process, the practice and small business but during a global pandemic, everything has to been looked at through the lens of “how are you really doing”. And not necessarily as a downer lens.–I think there have been […]

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March 2021 Exhibits and Virtual Tour

In the Main Gallery, a show of new works by Art Presence Art Center members continues. Our March Guest Exhibit is The Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild, opening Friday, March 5, runs through Sunday, March 28. The gallery is open Friday and Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm.

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Art Supplies

The love affair with art supplies began at a young age. My two most concrete memories of this was obsessing over the 64 pack of Crayola crayons (sharpener included) until they magically appeared for a birthday or special occasion and second, was a Christmas where my uncle gave me a pack of artist grade magic […]

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Two girls at dusk

From Jim Mott, this little passage from a short story about a painter by Chekhov. It conveys to me, like many landscapes described by Proust in his novel, exactly why someone would develop a passion for landscape painting: Doomed by fate to permanent idleness, I did positively nothing. For hours together I would sit and […]

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GPMA February 2021 News

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Welcome to GPMA February 2021 News Letter!Below you will find an exciting invitation to our first ever “Virtual Black, White, & the Blues.” This signature fund raising gala was started in 1988 and we didn’t want to miss having it in 2021. The funds we raise at the event help sustain us throughout the year. This year it has to be virtual. We have lined up an hour of fun. We hope you will join us. You can click below to find out more, RSVP (the event is free this year), and even donate. Soon, you will also be able to preview the art and packages in the auction. AND, because it’s virtual, you can invite friends and family from all around the world to join you. We look forward to the event. AND In more GPMA February 2021 news … The museum is finally open!Thursday and Friday from

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SuperCorsa: How To Make High Performance Artistic Activism

A special course in March & April 2021, sponsored by Voqal. SuperCorsa (formerly known as the Master Class in Artistic Activism) will be an online course taught by the experts at Center for Artistic Activism. It is free to you, thanks to Voqal’s sponsorship. The SuperCorsa will take place over four 2-hour sessions in March …

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