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Dog’s Day

3 dogs waiting to be bathed at the 25th annual Ashland Coop dog wash.

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Seed Pod Lantern

Seed pods from a Chinese Golden Rain Tree photographed at Baldessare’s Italio Garden in Medford, OR

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Venice Kinesis

Section of a mural painted by Rip Crock in Venice Beach, California. This mural was created in admiration of Venice, where the goddess of love is free to skate (skates cropped from this vantage point) along the promenade with the wind blowing her hair …

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Leaves of Summer

Shadows cast by overlapping leaves

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Calls to Artists – Deadlines Today through Late September

Calls to Artists July 28, 2017 – CQ49 CALL FOR ENTRIES $2500 IN AWARDS Only the best work gets past our Creative Quarterly judges. Categories include photography. Illustration. Fine Art. Graphic design. Open to all professionals, students and amateurs. In all countries. CQ49 winners go on to compete for our year-end 100 Best which are exhibited in a New York gallery, promoted on social media and published in an Annual distributed worldwide. Value to entrant $2500. Entry Fee. Details: 718-435-4047 OR http://www.cqjournal.com/callforentries OR [email protected] July 30, 2017 – 360 XOCHI QUETZAL A FREE artist and writer’s residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International visual artists, writers, playwrights, photographers, dancers, new media makers and musicians can apply. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2sCtJ9e July 30, 2017 – AMERICAN ART AWARDS: JURIED BY AMERICA’S BEST GALLERIES For just $25, the AMERICAN ART AWARDS sends your online art image to America’s 25 Best Galleries

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Old School Windows

Windows on two sides of an old schoolhouse in Siskiyou County, CA

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Salsify & Oat Straw

Two edibles, Salsify, also known as Oyster Plant and Oat Straw, gracefully past their prime.

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Venice Arrivals

A street moment near the main drag at Venice Beach, California

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Hosta

Hosta photographed at Baldessare Mineo’s Italio Garden in Medford, Oregon.

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Handles

These objects from sculptor, Margie Mee’s scrap pile remind me of dog bones as much as beat-up handles.

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