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Ashland Gallery Association May 2018 Spotlight Exhibits

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Ashland Gallery Association May Spotlight Exhibits Art & Soul Gallery “Landmarks” – Oil paintings by Jenay Elder

Art sharpens our eyes to the world around us and tugs on our hearts. I have recently used a variety of techniques to create art. I often paint outdoors on the spot and I have started creating compositions in the studio based off plein air studies, photo references, sketches and notes. My motive is to depict different local landmarks and ideas that reflect my experience living in this inspiring area while attempting to convey something that is unseen. I am continually seeking out new experiences where I can form a philosophy to support my picture making while simultaneously honing my abilities and sensitivity.

Please join us on May 4, 2018 from 5-8 PM at Art & Soul Gallery for a festive opening with Art, music, snacks and lively conversation. Works

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These Beautiful Blues

From a visit to Yves Saint Laurent’s Jardin Majorelle a couple of trips backIn March, Deep Travel Workshops enjoyed Larry Habegger as our instructor in Morocco. For one of his sessions, Larry asked us to write about our intention as writers—what did we…

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Travel Philosophy with Bathtub

Fun with Photoshop: Silly Illustrations!I was recently asked to share my travel philosophy. I couldn’t remember ever having articulated one. For years, the closest I came was a maxim I’d heard from a friend: “Take only photos, leave only footprints.”I …

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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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The Art of Adventure

[I] look out on a land of mists and mysteries; a land of trailing silver veils through which domes and minarets, mighty towers and ramparts of flushed stone, hot palm groves and Atlas snows, peer and disappear at the will of the Atlantic cloud drifts.—…

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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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#WinterLove

I meant to write about Mexico, having just returned from a few weeks of sun, sand, and cerveza (I was working, really). But what I returned to was a deep joy at deep winter. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Montana. Maybe it’s because, to the best of my…

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The Daily & the Doing

I started to write a list of the year’s highlights—a fun gratitude practice. But I discovered that the entire list could—like a good caramel sauce—be reduced down to this one, sweet dollop from Julia Cameron: “Creativity lies not in the done but i…

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Bells & Angels

The Guardian Angel of Mount Angel AbbeyAs I begin to write, the bells begin to ring across the monastery courtyard. Between the bell tower and my window, a statue of a guardian angel stands in the rainy courtyard. I woke to bells ringing at 5:20. They …

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Reminder: Poets & Painters Workshop Nov 11 - Register Now!!

Poets & Painters & Pie workshop with Anna Elkins and Mindy Carpenter at Pennington Farms, Applegate Vallte Valley, November 11, 2017

Hello creative friend! I hope this finds you very well on this cozy fall day. 🍁🍂 I’m writing today to let you know that the next Poets & Painters (& Pie) Workshop is coming up right around the corner. Last one of 2017…hope you can join us! This time it’s at the charming historic Pennington Farms Bakery in the Applegate. This is a fun inspiring day of writing & painting, pie indulging & coffee sipping. Anna Elkins leads you through a freestyle writing & poetry exercise (hint: it will involve pie) & I will guide us through a still life painting of…you guessed it, pie, seasonal flora & vintage props. If you haven’t been to Pennington Farms, the entire surrounding is a painting waiting to happen. Inspiration everywhere! And workshop promise: you will leave with a finished painting. ❤️🎨 Please email: [email protected] to hold your spot. Treat yourself to a

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