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Hello, Summer! Hello, Berries! Hello, Poets & Painters!

poets and painters berries

Hello, Southern Oregon friends! Summer’s here. Might I suggest a Saturday afternoon Poets & Painters workshop at Pennington Farms? Their summer berries inspired Mindy Carpenter & me so much, we’re holding a workshop to celebrate the sweet harvest: we’ll eat ’em, we’ll write about ’em, we’ll paint ’em. Here’s one of Mindy’s berry celebrations:

I’ll help you write a poem (zero pressure!) and Mindy will help you paint a painting (also zero pressure!). No experience needed; this workshop is more like a playshop…it’s all about having fun 🙂 So grab a friend and come play with us: When: Saturday, June 9 from 11-3 pm Where: Pennington Farms | 11341 Williams Highway | Grants Pass, OR 97527 Cost: $95 per person (includes all painting & writing supplies, coffee, & berries! Savory treats will be available for purchase) Register: Email me at [email protected], let me know how many people you’re

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13th Annual Conference & Workshops presented by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts

13th annual Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference

NETWORKING AND EXCEPTIONAL CAMARADERIE WITH OTHER ARTISTS OF FAITH. Fulltime tracks: Portraiture, Still Life, Landscape, or Artisan One Day Classes: Mosaic, Stone wrapped jewelry Plus: Marketing, Digital Drawing and Painting. Artistic adventures await you or an artist you love at the 13th annual Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference at the beautiful Ashland Hill Hotel and Conference Center in the foothills of Ashland, Oregon. Inspiring technical and personalized instruction with professional and nationally recognized instructors Ned Mueller, JoAnn Peralta, and the young and talented Brittany Weistling forthis 4 day event. Morning and evening devotional sessions embracing a Biblical worldview while exploring the place and impact of “The Table” in art and culture. Plus One Day Artisan Workshops : Introduction to Mosaics and Wire Entwined Stone Jewelry and Marketing Tips of the Trade. These Workshops and breakout sessions will ignite your gifts and passion for your art and your faith with renewed

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Light Garden Glass Art April 2018- Fill Your Heart and Home with Love

Light Garden Glass Art has been busy with new commissions, workshops, and classes.

1086 Washburn March 2017 Medford, OR Tues-Fri 10-5pm www.lightgarden.net Sat 10-1p (541) 779-0272 Closed: Sun & Mon. Looks like spring is finally going to show up! The studio has been busy with new commissions, workshops, and classes. Planning some exciting new projects coming up. Join us for a great time! What’s new? Come and learn about Alcohol Inks! They can be used on any non-porous surface. Free Demo April 7th 10am These projects can be done during our regularly scheduled workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10 – 12n. Please call or email ahead to reserve your space. Crackle Technique April 14th 1-4pm

plus one morning workshop

Learn how to make dazzling crackle technique backgrounds to accentuate your fused glass pieces.

This class will incorporate a crackle technique background and painting with glass enamels on both surfaces of the top layer.

Glass, fiber paper, powders, paint,

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Exhibit Uncovers Truth, Gives Voice to Black Pioneers

Oregon Archives Exhibit, “Black in Oregon, 1840-1870”

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson sent this bulletin at 02/23/2018 04:41 PM PST

Secretary of State DENNIS RICHARDSON The State of Oregon

900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97310 – [email protected]

Oregon Archives Exhibit, “Black in Oregon, 1840-1870”

When each of us give the Pledge of Allegiance, we place our hand over our heart and promise, “liberty and justice for all.” As your Secretary of State, I have accepted the challenge to promote liberty and justice for all Oregonians. I am doing this through small business assistance, in the Corporations Division, through voter outreach in Elections, through exposing government waste in Audits, and through civics lessons and exhibits in Archives.

To obtain liberty and justice for all Oregonians requires a recognition and clear understanding of the history of Oregon minority populations, who have suffered

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Create A Unique & Beautiful Gift For The Artist In Your Life!

Drawing with Posca Pens at Central Art

Create A Unique & Beautiful Gift For The Artist In Your Life!

Mugs & Coasters with Posca Pens at Central Art:

centralartsupply.com, 101 N. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon

Don’t miss out on this fun and engaging 1-hour mini art workshop, exclusively at Central Art!

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 2017

Location: Central Art

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm Fee: $7.50*

*Pre-registration required for all workshops. Space is limited to 12 students maximum. Payment is required at time of registration.

http://www.centralartsupply.com/events-and-classes

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Central Art & Faber-Castell Present A One-Of-A-Kind Workshop With Don Colley!

Annual Sidewalk Sale July 13 14 Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

 

Saturday, November 11th, 2017 “Creating A Rich Drawing” with Artist Don Colley Where: Central Art Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fee*: $20 (*Pre-registration required. Payment required at time of registration)

– Please bring your own sketchbook and drawing supplies (We will have a list of supplies that Don uses available)

– Free product samples for attendees!

Don Colley, one of Faber-Castell’s celebrated instructors and a graduate of University of Texas in Austin will be holding a drawing and illustration demo as well as sketch-out event at Central Art in Medford on Saturday, November 11th, from 1pm – 4pm.

Armed with his signature vintage journals and a vest stuffed to the brim with

Faber-Castell products, Don will focus on showing you techniques and how to use Faber-Castell products. Don’t miss his tips and techniques of drawing, his passion for sketching life around him and discussing

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Anna Elkins – Goodness: Past, Present and Future

The Honeylicker Angel, by Anna Elkins (book cover)

Goodness: Past, Present & Future

Autumn is about to officially begin. I look forward to it—not just because it’s my favorite season, but because this has been a summer full of opportunities to remind myself that joy transcends circumstance. My season started with getting a gum graft along all of my lower teeth in June, and it ended with most of my home state of Oregon covered in hazardous smoke from raging forest fires that are finally being doused with rain. But my joy was not in my gums or the air quality, thank goodness! I was grateful when I could chew again, and I looked for a way to support Oregon’s valiant firefighters.

Gratitude and action are my solutions to such seasons. So I thought I’d share a bit of both—celebrating a few points of goodness: past, present, and future.

Past: La Via Poetica

Two years ago,

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Free Ashland Open Studio Tour October 14th and 15th, 2017

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Ashland Gallery Association aga logo

4th Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour Come Into Our Studios… October 14th & 15th,2017 Free to public

Ashland, Oregon: The Ashland Gallery Association sponsors the Ashland Open Studio Tour. On the weekend of October 14th and 15th the public is invited to tour the studios of the visual artists of this region including Ashland, Phoenix and Talent. On this studio tour, you will find exceptional artwork and have the opportunity to see working studios and works in progress. A great chance to engage with the artists and ask question about their work and individual creative processes.

Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the two-day tour.

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Visit www.ashlandost.com for more information and a map of the participating studios.

Facebook : www.facebook.com/ashlandost

Instagram : www.instagram.com/ashlandopenstudiotour

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Sketching Main St Railroad Crossing

Sketching On My Mind Yesterday was another lovely January day in Talent, so a sketching trip to the nearby local railroad depot was in order. Look At Light Pattern When considering a place to sit and draw, I look at how light is falling on my would be subject.  It was about an hour before sun down […]

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Drawing Talent: The Gas Station

Bus Stop or Gas Station? Right before Watercolor Society of Oregon convention weekend (see previous post “Painting Size Matters – WSO Conventions Lessons Learned”), I took some time to do another “Drawing Talent” piece.  It was late afternoon.  You could say rush hour, but we don’t have a rush hour in Talent, OR. I had […]

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