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“En Plein Air” Workshop with Aimee Erickson

Artist's Workshop of Southern Oregon & Central Art Present "En Plein Air" Workshop!

Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon & Central Art Present “En Plein Air” Workshop!

For full details & to Register Online, visit

www.soartistsworkshop.com VISIT CENTRAL ART!

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Bee Bantug and Nancy Graham featured at Art du Jour Gallery

People's Choice Photography Contest at Art du Jour during Art in Bloom

Art du Jour Gallery 213 E. Main Street Medford, OR 97501 (541) 770-3190 (Tues – Sat., 10-4)

Nancy Graham exhibit at Art du Jour. Roy Musitelli photo 4/9/18

Advance Release for May 2018: During the month of May Nancy Graham’s work will again be featured in the Salon and Bee Bantug will be the featured artist on the feature wall at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford. Guest Artist Nancy Graham featured Salon artist at Art du Jour Gallery for the months of April and May.

Nancy has always been passionate about art in all forms and styles, as evidenced by the variety of subjects she likes to paint, and the varied approach to each. She was always encouraged by her mother, who was a well-known artist in California and an art instructor at Dominican College in San Rafael a number of years ago.

Although her

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Visual Arts Journaling Brings Life to Dreams

Visual Art Journaling

Awaken from the slumber of winter’s gestation … bring life to those dreams of following creativity and authenticity … Spring’s Bluster

As winter tugs to hold on and spring throws it’s own punches, we tumble about from 70 degree, sunny days to frosty, snowy fog. But my daffodils are winning out and I’m feeling optimistic for plein air painting, garden digging and hikes with friends. I’m inviting you to trundle along into one of these adventures with me! Namaste’ E Women’s Retreat Women’s Alpine Celebration After last year’s ALL inclusive retreat, we plan to replicate what one participant declared, we learned “so many things that related but are all different!” – – but with new invented processes. Consider August 8-13th to be yourweek for a personal opportunity to expand and rediscover hidden creative yearnings, a dedicated time for yourself. For a video sampling … feast your eyes on this.

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Student Featured Artists, Nancy Graham and People’s Choice Contest

Nancy Graham's painting Duke of the Desert

Art du Jour Gallery Medford, OR April 2018 People’s Choice- Mixed Media Art du Jour is now accepting entries for the “People’s Choice” mixed media contest. March 31 is the deadline. Visitors to the gallery vote for their favorite art work. The winning art work will win $50 and a prize ribbon. Call the gallery to register or come by to pick up an entry form. There is a $20.00 entry fee. Please call for further information. The contest artists will be honored at our Medford Third Friday Art Walk and Reception on April 20, 5 to 8 pm. Due to a light turnout, the Oil and Acrylic contest schedule for March had to be canceled. May will be our popular photography “People’s Choice” and potential contestants should take special note that the contest will be part of our Art in Bloom exhibit. Space will be limited. Like our Facebook

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Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class

Explorations in Pastel Painting with Janis Lacey Ellison

Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class!

Explorations in Pastel Painting with Janis Lacey Ellison PSA, IAPS/MC, PSWC, PSO, NPS, PSNM, SPS Price: $125.00 Workshop Dates: 5/14/2018 – 6/4/2018 Location: Central Art Classroom Learn a variety of techniques in Pastel to capture color and texture in your paintings. This session will move beyond simple application and teach you techniques to give your paintings texture and color with an impressionistic painterly look and feel. Join me for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel. All levels welcome. Next class session May 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 2018. Four Monday sessions from 9:30-1:00 pm. Register with $50.00 deposit, email or call for details. Student supplies materials, supply list available upon registration. CONTACT INFORMATION: Contact: Janis Ellison Email: [email protected] Phone: 541-218-9788 VISIT CENTRAL ART! Inspiration Center Get your creative juices flowing!

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Central Art's 37th Anniversary Sale

March Madness! Save BIG During Our 37th Anniversary Sale!

  A New Year, A New Journey Begins…

No matter where the muse takes you in 2018 – from the familiar confines of the studio to the beauty of nature and beyond – let Central Art be your creative passport!

When fresh inspiration is needed, look no further than our wide selection of art instruction and technique books to give you a head start. Brushes on your bucket list? Choose just the right fit for your suitcase with a beautiful assortment of brushes in a variety of styles and travel options. If journaling is your jam, you can never have too many sketchbooks! Fortunately we have all sizes, formats and weights of paper to suit whatever medium makes you happiest. Adding a few words of wisdom to your work is an art form in itself – why not go “old-school”

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Love of Art!  from Art Deadlines List

The Earth without Art is just "Eh"

Love of Art! from Art Deadlines List February 2018 Art Deadlines List March 01, 2018 – ACRYLICWORKS Creative energy is the driving force of what it means to be an artist, and how an artist chooses to use that energy is what sets one apart from the others. Some may choose energetic brush strokes creating movement that seems to dance across the canvas. Others may select colors that represent a feeling behind their emotional energy for a particular work. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2jynURZ February 28, 2018 – FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO GET A PATRON OR SPONSOR Ongoing – A Free Online webinar that will teach you methods to find Patrons and Sponsors for your art. You will learn how one artist got Apple Computers and Bose Sound to sponsor art work and art projects and also how individual donors and Patrons can be solicited. There is also an option

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February 2018 Intuitive Painting Class

Painting by Eve Margo Withrow

February Intuitive Painting Class With Eve Margo Withrow Are you ready to explore the edges of your creativity ; Play with and follow the threads of visual expression; Laugh with the joy available when you trust your intuition to guide you? Experience and experiment with a variety of non-threatening painting processes. Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted. Join me for a playful afternoon of Intuitive Painting on Sunday, February 18th from 12pm to 4pm. Classes are small and comfortable. Price is $50 plus a $5 materials fee. Contact Eve at 541-772-6888 for more information and registration.

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Poets & Painters & Cakes!

Poets & Painters & Cakes Workshop

Hello, Southern Oregon friends! This soggy January day seemed a good time to think of something sweet on the near horizon & so…Mindy Carpenter & I are happy to announce another Poets & Painters workshop at Pennington Farms …this time featuring their decadent cakes! At our last workshop at Pennington’s, we spied some swanky cakes beneath glass cloches & decided that we wanted to paint (& eat!) them, too. Here’s one of Mindy’s delightful cake paintings: ​ In addition to your spacious painting time, I will give you an easy prompt for crafting a poem inspired by the confections. Zero pressure! And you do not have to read anything aloud. This workshop is more like a “playshop”; it’s all about having fun 🙂 So grab a friend (or a Valentine!) and come play with us: When: Saturday, February 10 from 11-3 pm Where: Pennington Farms | 11341 Williams Highway |

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Art du Jour Features New Exhibits from Member Artists February 2018

Peter Coons painting Sunset Drama

Peter Coons Sunset Drama

February brings new exhibits from member artists at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford.

During the month of February Peter Coons work will be the featured in the Salon and Jan Hartmann will be the featured artist on the feature wall.

Peter Coons grew up in a family of artists and was influenced at an early age by the arts. As a youth, his father, a fashion designer, took him to Europe to experience old world culture. For several years, he lived and attended school in Florence, Italy. His exposure to the artists of the High Renaissance made an indelible impression.

As a university student he took ceramics and art courses and graduated with a degree in history. Concurrent with his career as a public service executive, he satisfied his artistic impulses with printmaking and painting workshops and

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