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Gifts, Antique Quilts, Wearable Art and Hamilton Watercolors at Art du Jour Gallery

Watercolor painting by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon

December and January are sumptuous months at Art du Jour Gallery! We are blessed with not just one special guest artist but three, and all three are displaying uniquely beautiful forms of quilting and fabric art. Our two quilt artists are Charlotte Wirfs and Karen Hanken, and our wearable knits fabric artist is Laura Lawrence. Their work will be on display in our Salon and the main gallery in December and January. Featured gallery artist during December and January is our own Dodie Hamilton-Brandon, renowned watercolorist and beloved art teacher here in the Rogue Valley for the past 33 years. Art du Jour’s artist reception is on Dec 18th from 5–8 p.m. Meet Dodie and our quilt and fabric artists! Live music by Rick Patsche. Gallery hours: 10–4, Tues–Sat.

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Elements Show at RGAC

…I did not know that fiber arts could be so very well done, so truly artful. The quilted pieces on display range from intricate embroidery to painted silk, from garments to wall art, and from abstract to landscape to figurative. Definitely a fabulous display of the broad range of creativity possible with fabric, needle and thread! This show will only be up for another week, ending next Friday, so I strongly recommend you go see it soon if you haven’t already. You’ll be glad you did!

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Elements: Air, Earth, Fire and Water

Strata, by Christina Brown

An Exhibit of Fiber Art at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center

Strata, by Christina Brown

Exhibit Dates: March 8 – April 12, 2013

Reception: March 15th 5:00 – 8:00 PM during Medford’s Third Fridays

Mary Goodson, Water versus Earth

(Medford, OR) – March 6, 2013– High Fiber Diet, a Northwest-based fiber artists’ group affiliated with the Columbia FiberArts Guild of Portland, presents textile works as part of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s 2013 Main Gallery exhibition series. The Elements: Air, Earth, Fire and Water exhibit features wall hangings, mostly artistic quilts, as well as felted and wearable art. The artwork demonstrates innovative techniques, superb craftsmanship, original design, and a unique artistic vision. Each fiber artist has created a window into the natural world influenced by the four elements: earth, air, water or fire.

 

Catherine Beard, La Jolla Shore

Drawing

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March Events at Rogue Gallery & Art Center

Strata, by Christina Brown

In our Main Gallery, Northwest-based fiber artists’ group High Fiber Diet presents textile works ranging from mighty vistas to intensely abstract visions inspired by the four elements in nature. This show focuses on textile art drawing on the tradition of quilting while using it as a contemporary springboard. Japanese Woodblock Prints and more by local artist and printmaker Walt Padgett in our Community Gallery

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Applegate Valley Days Coming This Weekend!

2012 Applegate Valley Days

A very ambitious festival celebrating all the diversity and fun of Applegate Valley living, with and arts & crafts market, farmer’s market, wine tasting, barbeque, canine agility demonstrations, wood-fired pizza, historical displays, quilt exhibits and live music on the river at Cantrall-Buckley Park! $5 for tickets – proceeds benefit Cantrall-Buckley Park.

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Reminder – Jacksonville Museum Quilters Annual Show July 8-10

Joedy Kimmel with Lillian's Legacy Quilt

The ladies of the Jacksonville Museum Quilters are knee deep in final preparations for their 2011 annual quilt show, but excited to announce they have over 175 quilts to share with the public this year!

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Attention Fiber, Quilting, Beading and Needleworking Artists: Call to Artists from the 2011 African Folklore Embroidery Challenge

Entry forms for the 2011 African Folklore Embroidery Challenge are now online at www.aflembroidery.com THE GRAND PRIZE is $500 cash, 2nd prize $50 and 3rd prize $25.00. All entrants will receive certificate of participation and be considered for inclusion in a new book. All entries will be on display at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, July 29th – 31st @ the African Folklore Embroidery Booth, Long Beach Convention Center, California and at the American Sewing Guild Conference in Los Angeles, CA Aug 19th-21st 2011.

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SOAR Welcomes the Jacksonville Museum Quilters!

Jacksonville Museum Quilters creation, "Lillian's Legacy" 92" x 92" quilt. Photo copyright 2010 David Gibb, www.dgibbphoto.com

We are delighted to announce the new listing of the Jacksonville Museum Quilters, who have officially opened the Quilting category, now available in the Wearable Art section of the Lifestyle Arts directory. Keeping this ancient functional art alive with skill and talent, these women create beautiful quilts using advanced hand-applique techniques. Please read on for important info about their 33rd Annual Show, with featured quilter Joedy Kimmel, coming in July!

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Southern Oregon Stitchers January Meeting Details

Southern Oregon Stitchers

Come shop for stitching, quilting and other craft items at our Great Guilt Giveaway by members clearing out project materials they no longer have room to store.

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