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Poets & Painters (& Pie!)

Family! Friends! Friends that are like family! Anna Elkins and I are offering a fun, no experience needed writing and painting workshop at the charming Pennington Farms in the Applegate. The environment is inspiring, the pie is delicious and the writin…

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These are things in my kitchen cupboard. Seriously. I know there should be things like alphabetized spices and cereal boxes and folded linens and all kinds of sundry kitchen things like pasta in tube shaped tupperware but somehow several of my cupboard…

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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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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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Pumpkins on a Stick

Are these found in nature? Engineered by Trader Joe gardeners in a some creepy Halloween lab? Growing wild in Pumpkinland, USA? How exactly did “pumpkin branches” become a thing and when you google them how did they exist as so matter of factly as “Pum…

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The 2017 October Imaginarium: Hats & Masks

The 2017 October Imaginarium exhibits the artistic creations inspired by Art Presence Art Center’s fifth annual Creative Challenge. The theme of this year’s challenge, Hats & Masks, yielded many wonderfully creative pieces of art, all created by the artists of southern Oregon. The show’s organizers are delighted, and say that the artists did a great […]

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The 2017 October Imaginarium: Hats & Masks

The 2017 October Imaginarium exhibits the artistic creations inspired by Art Presence Art Center’s fifth annual Creative Challenge. The theme of this year’s challenge, Hats & Masks, yielded many wonderfully creative pieces of art, all created by the artists of southern Oregon. The show’s organizers are delighted, and say that the artists did a great […]

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Ashland Open Studios Tour

Artist Demo at Apple Cellar Bakery during Art Presence Art Amble, Feb 2, 2010

Ashland Open Studios Tour Because I’ve moved to Talent I’m FINALLY able to participate in Open Studios. Do come by October 14-15th, 11-5pm. Here’s a handy map and I’ll be doing a demo Saturday at 3pm should you want to catch me …

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Ashland Gallery Association October 2017 Art Exhibits

Loren Munk, “The Pollock Matrix” (2009) oil on linen, 20 x 30 inches

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, October 6th from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

Hop on the First Friday Trolley! The trolley will run from 5:00 to 10:00 PM and travel around downtown to the Plaza, Historic Railroad District and out to the Schneider Museum and CVA Galleries.

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the October Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

October Spotlight Exhibits

Hanson Howard Gallery

Drawing on the Dream: Original Prints & Book Signing by Denise Kester & Illustrated Ceramics by Julia Janeway,

Drawing on the Dream we will feature

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Pollinator Art Reception @ The Pollination Place

Pollinator Art Reception @ The Pollination Place

Pollinator Art Reception @ The Pollination Place

Ten local artists are displaying and selling their artwork to benefit Pollinator Project Rogue Valley’s Buzzway Corridor

Please join us for refreshments, art viewing and short talks from the artists about their work in our new offices at 107 W. First St. in Phoenix, Oregon

Wednesday September 27 from 6 to 8 pm

For more information call Catie Faryl at

Center for Creative Change 535-1854