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“Elevation” – Art on Ashland’s Bandersnatch Trail

“Elevation” – First artwork of three as you walk Bandersnatch trailArtist: Cheryl GarciaAshland Public Art series Introducing the artist

Cheryl Garcia has loved art ever since she could pick up a crayon. I will describe her artistic journey after I introduce her Ashland public artwork entitled “Elevation.”

Creation of Elevation

The “Watershed Art Group” (originally Stef Seffinger, Pam Marsh, Sue Springer and a few others) wanted to place public art along the Bandersnatch trail above Lithia Park. Their goal was to bring attention to the importance of the Ashland Creek watershed, where we source our drinking water. Three sculptures have now been placed along the trail: Elevation, Pacific Fisher and Water is Life. They received funding primarily from the Haines & Friends art fund.

When you walk the Bandersnatch trail, the first of the three sculptures you will see (just before the trail starts) is Elevation by Cheryl Garcia.

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A Call for Artist Participation – Alley Beautification in Grants Pass

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Greetings Artists and Community Members,

The City of Grants Pass and the Committee on Public Art (CoPA) is seeking an artist to work with the CoPA Sub-Committee to transform one of the Historical Downtown Alleyways.

Alley Beautification Call for Artist Participation

Prospectus:

The City of Grants Pass is investing in the transformation of select alleyways downtown into usable and enjoyed public spaces. The Alley Beautification project furthers the City’s goal of creating a vibrant commercial district by enhancing downtown activities and safe spaces. In this project, the selected artist will have the support of the City’s Committee on Public Arts (CoPA) to survey key stakeholders and design site-specific art installation(s) for the selected alleyway. The artist will be asked to create work(s) that create a sense of play and invoke interaction from the public, while also respecting placement within the City’s Historic District. The Alley

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BUZZ! New Bee City USA Mosaic Unveiled in Talent

Within the 32-foot-long mosaic simply titled “Talent: Bee City, USA” are tens of thousands of pieces and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers who worked for the past year and a half, according to Talent artist Karen Rycheck, who wore a purple “beehive” wig Saturday morning at the Talent Commons near City Hall, joining city officials in celebrating the completion of the 18-month project. “It’s very much the community’s work,” Rycheck said. “I facilitated it, but I didn’t make it.” Photo by Andy Atkinson

Have you seen the new mosaic that was just unveiled in Talent?

Photo by Andy Atkinson/ Mail Tribune

Within the 32-foot-long mosaic simply titled “Talent: Bee City, USA” are tens of thousands of pieces and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers who worked for the past year and a half, according to Talent artist Karen Rycheck, who wore a purple “beehive” wig Saturday morning at the Talent Commons near City Hall, joining city officials in celebrating the completion of the 18-month project.

“It’s very much the community’s work,” Rycheck said. “I facilitated it, but I didn’t make it.”

Detail, Talent Bee City USA Mural photo by Andy Atkinson, Mail Tribune

Bee City USA Check out these links for more information: Bee City Mosaic Video Mail Tribute Article

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Two Calls for Artists- Art In Motion and Frog Lot, Grants Pass 2018

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Art in Motion

Prospectus:

The City of Grants Pass Committee on Public Art (CoPA) invites artists 18 years of age and older to submit original artwork in any 2-D or 3-D media with the exception of video/film, installation or performance art for Art in Motion.

This public art project is essentially a gallery on wheels; artwork is displayed on 54” x 34” vinyl print on the side of one of the Josephine Community Transit buses. The art is there to engage people, expand public art visibility, create opportunities for the community to experience art in everyday life and enhance the overall artistic climate of the City of Grants Pass.

This prospectus solicits submissions for two exhibition periods. The first from January through June 2019, and the second from July through December 2019. The work will be selected based on originality, artistic conception and quality.

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Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts

GOING PUBLIC: Creating Art for Public Spaces –

Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts with support from the City of Ashland Saturday, April 21st 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meese Auditorium, located in the Art Building at Southern Oregon University 555 Indiana Street, Ashland OR

To register:

https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=f9e5783e75b67807d1c01d10e6d130ef&t=tix&vqitq=a9319bb5-ff9f-4588-8f08-4d6bc452f508&vqitp=3c492849-959e-4776-b963-e49bbd9ecb41&vqitts=1519847519&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=a9084c5963597a873a18c51ba842ff31

General Directions:

555 Indiana Street, Ashland, OR 97520. Located at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus. The Art Building and Meese Auditorium at Southern Oregon University are most directly accessible off of Interstate 5 at Exit 14, the southern Ashland exit.

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Incredible After & Before Street Art Transformations

"Knowledge Speaks - Wisdom Listens," Athens, Greece

“Knowledge Speaks – Wisdom Listens,” Athens, Greece After and Before Wild Drawing “Juliette Et Les Esprits,” Montpellier, France After and Before Patrick Commecy 3D Mural In Poznan, Poland After and Before Waldemar Wylegalski “Renaissance,” Le Puy en Velay, France After and Before Giant Starling Mural In Berlin, Germany After and Before Nika Kramer “Au Fil De Loire,” Brives Charensac, France After and Before Patrick Commecy Photorealistic Mural, Glasgow, Scotland After and Before Smug Full Moon Hostel, Bristol, UK After and Before Paul Green “Topart,” Budapest, Hungary After and Before Neopaint “Porte Des Lavandières,” Aurec Sur Loire, France After and Before Patrick Commecy Be sure to SHARE this incredible art with friends

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Call to Artists – City of Grants Pass

The City of Grants Pass has recently renamed City-owned parking lots with a wildlife theme and has placed City-branded wayfinding signage in an effort to improve the appearance of downtown and enhance the tourist experience. As part of that effort, the City has committed to place art in each of the lots. The Committee on Public Art (CoPA) is seeking an artist to commission for 2018 at the Salmon Lot, located at the intersection of NW 5th St. and I St, adjacent to the Napa Auto Parts store.

Here is the Prospectus with all the information you need to apply:

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City of Ashland Call to Artists

City of Ashland Call to Artists - city of Ashland logo

City of Ashland call to artists for a site specific art installation with an all-inclusive award of $110,000. Deadline Oct 1, 2016. Link to more info and application form included in this post.

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Calls to Artists from Art Deadlines List

Editor’s Note: We have removed several calls that were obviously not intended for Oregon artists. Some calls that remain should be checked for eligibility of Oregon artists before applying. We wish you the best of good fortune in any of these calls you may apply for! April 1, 2015 THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION More than $25,000 in prizes will be awarded, and Top Award Winners will be featured in the December 2015 issue of The Artist’s Magazine! All winners will also appear in a special online gallery. There are 5 categories for you to compete and win. Plus, there’s a Special Student/Beginner Division for new artists. Entry fee. Details: 715-445-4612 OR bit.ly/TAMAnnualADL OR [email protected] December 31, 2014 DAVE BOWN PROJECTS Jurors: Steven Matijcio, Curator, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Dominic Molon, Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum; Marina Pacini, Chief Curator and Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art,

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Local Calls to Artists – Medford Installation and Redding, CA Photography Exhibit

The Medford Arts Commission invites artists to provide proposals for art and art installation on, around or between a select number or all of the Interstate 5 pillars adjacent to Hawthorne Park in downtown Medford, Oregon. The Commission encourages a diversity of ideas. Deadline: Feb. 27, 2015. For more information, please visit www.ci.medford.or.us

Now open for entries, Carter House Gallery, Redding Exhibit “Photography: The Full Spectrum.” The exhibit will be April 28 – May 30, 2015. The show is open to all photographers and all forms of photographic expression are encouraged. Total awards: $3250 – First Place $1500.For further details and to enter: Go to www.nval.org select Photography Shows, then 2015 International Show to view the Prospectus. The entry link is at the bottom of the Prospectus.

The Best of Medford Ballot was published in the Medford Sneak Preview December issue. Voting is open through December 31. Vote by mail,

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