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Reaching Through Time and Space – Wendy Gell’s New “Wenaissance”

Wendy Gell presents a retrospective of her work at the May meeting of SOSA — The Southern Oregon Society of Artists — May 20, 2019 at the Medford Public Library. Library doors lock at 7pm, so please arrive early for a little social time!

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Catie Faryl Retrospective at Pioneer Village

Exhibition of 20 paintings, one for each of the past 20 years, beginning with Catie Faryl’s first show in 1995. Show on display February 11–April 28, 2016. Join us for a reception on Thurs, Feb 11 from 4–6 pm to meet the artist!

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Flirting With Cubism

Cubism Teaser With this blog post, I’d like to share my experiences while “flirting with Cubism”.  I am not a Cubist and I’ll tell you why.  But, Cubism has influence my work and continues to do so. This is part of my personal “mini retrospective”.  I am reviewing what I’ve learned during my last 15 years […]

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Toward Non-Objective Abstraction

Abstraction – What? Early on, I thought I’d explore abstraction.  I had never purposefully studied abstraction and wanted to know what it was about.  I didn’t even know the difference between abstract and non-objective abstract. Defined, or Not. I looked up definitions for abstraction.  Abstraction is the result of a process…and it gets much more […]

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Goal: Experience & Understand Fine Art

The purpose of this blog post is to introduce what drives my drawing and painting education – the desire to experience and understand fine art.  This desire includes a curiosity about the different genre’s or styles of fine art.  From realism to abstraction, I want to know and feel the art! Background To explain, periodically I […]

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Three Kitties, Six Faces (Cubism)

Say What? Three Kitties, six faces?  How?  You guessed it, Cubism. Cubist Influences I would like to tell you a little about my Cubist-style cat paintings.  So, lets begin at the beginning. I grew up looking at art books.  Cubism was one of my favorite styles.  I was intrigued by the different approach to perspective.  I […]

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To Paint is to Love Again

Artist Image from the retrospective show To Paint is to Love Again: Untitled Study, 4” x 5” (1995), by Anna Elkins

South Stage Cellars hosts a retrospective exhibit of the works of Jacksonville artist Anna Elkins from April 3 – May 7, 2015. The retrospective will include selected paintings from across two decades of Elkins’ visual arts career. The exhibit of Elkins’ paintings will be on display. Meet the artist and enjoy fine wine and complimentary hors d’oeuvres during the reception on April 11 from 5-8 pm.

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Young Forest – Green Two

About the Painting Its about the greens in a young forest. I painted this piece in 2005; its one of my favorites.  It was one of my early experiments with abstraction and mixed watermedia.  I used traditional watercolor paint and acrylic. I had a general idea of where I wanted to go, but let intuition guide the […]

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Wings: Celebrating the Life and Works of Elaine Witteveen

Untitled Acrylic painting by Elaine Witteveen, Jacksonville, Oregon

Rogue Gallery & Art Center Main Gallery exhibit: Wings: Celebrating the Life and Works of Elaine Witteveen January 10- February 13, 2015, Reception: Friday, January 16th, 5-8pm

Untitled acrylic painting by Elaine Witteveen

The Rogue Gallery honors longtime Rogue Valley artist Elaine A. Witteveen in an exhibit of her paintings in acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media. Elaine celebrates the joyous beauty and mystery of life in rich, abstract paintings.

 

Approximately 40 paintings Elaine Witteveen has produced in the last twenty years will be displayed. A few of the paintings depict the landscape of Jacksonville but the majority of the work is Elaine’s more recent renditions of abstract art. Using acrylic and watercolor paint along with collage, pencil, and pastels, the works are drawn, painted, splattered, scraped, carefully torn, and layered to create interesting textures and depth. Many of the paintings are whimsical and playful with

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V.E. Long Retrospective Exhibit and Workshop at CCC Art Center

Bliss-Detail, by V.E. Long

The Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery will open its exhibition season with a show entitled Cakes, Nudes, and Bowling Balls, the first retrospective exhibition by Bay Area artist V.E. Long. The show will feature the artist’s figurative works, monotypes, sculptures, collages, and assemblages created over a span of 27 years, from 1987 through the current year.

 

Bliss-Detail, by V.E. Long

The exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday, October 2 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and continues through November 6. The gallery reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. The CCC Art Center Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on weekends and holidays by appointment.

In conjunction with her exhibit, V.E. Long will conduct a workshop entitled “Pushing the Figure to Abstraction” on Friday, October 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. During

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