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Summer Fine Art Camps at Project Space this August!

Summer Fine Art Camps taught by Brooke Nuckles Gentekos artist August 6 - 10 ages 3-8 August 13 - 17 ages 9-14 Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM to 12:30PM Cost: $100 + $20 materials fee (includes all drawing and painting materials, canvas, wire, etc.) Young artists will explore foundational visual art skills making original works of art with quality art materials.

Summer Fine Art Camps taught by Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

August 6 – 10 for ages 3-8 August 13 – 17 for ages 9-14 Each camp runs Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM to 12:30PM

Young artists will explore foundational visual art skills making original works of art with quality art materials. Inspired by famous artists and their masterpieces, we’ll DRAW still life, PAINT self portraits, SCULPT with wire and found objects, and CREATE collaborative murals, mandalas and installation art. Artist reception on Friday with campers’ artwork on display.

Cost: $100 + $20 materials fee (includes all drawing and painting materials, canvas, wire, etc.)

Register now (limited space available): https://artprojectspace.com/youth-classes/summer-camp-with-brooke-nuckles/

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Prepare Yourself For Artistic Awesomeness! This Is Gonna Be BIG.

Central Art’s Annual SIDEWALK SALE

Central Art’s Annual SIDEWALK SALE!

Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14, 2018

Beat the summer heat during this HUGE sales event and find unbelievable deals on overstock, discontinued items and even storage and fixtures!

Did we mention it’s gonna be BIG?

You don’t want to miss this, trust us! We’ll see you there! VISIT CENTRAL ART! Inspiration Center Get your creative juices flowing! Click Here Products & Services Explore a world of art essentials at Central Art. Click Here Events & Classes Plug in to the local art & education scene! Click Here Stay In Touch With Us:

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The Savings Are Heating Up During Central Art’s Sidewalk Sale!

Annual Sidewalk Sale July 13 14 Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

Central Art’s SIDEWALK SALE! Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14, 2018

Beat the increasing summer heat during Central Art’s Annual Sidewalk Sale and find unbelievable deals on overstock, discontinued items and even storage and fixtures!

Who knows what remarkable treasures you’ll uncover?

Word on the street is that you won’t want to miss this sale event! VISIT CENTRAL ART!

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This Saturday – Celebrate “The Year of the Dog”!

This Saturday - Celebrate "The Year of the Dog"! Ashland Art Center and SO Humane

Whimsical Animal Art – Dana Feagin Art “The Year of the Dog” Saturday, June 23rd 3-6PM Ashland Art Center Join me, along with other local artists, this Saturday afternoon for art, wine, snacks and fun, in celebration of dogs! The first 50 attendees receive a swag bag filled with goodies, including an art magnet from me and a cake pop from Kat von Cupcake. This event benefits Southern Oregon Humane Society and the Ashland Art Center. Hope to see you there! Copyright © 2018 Dana Feagin, All rights reserved.

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Art du Jour June 2018 Featured Artists

A professional photographer who specializes in photographing Wildlife, Judy Benson LaNier

During the month of June, Judy Benson LeNier’s work will be featured in the Salon and Mary Jo Heath will be the featured artist on the back wall at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford. Music on Third Friday will be provided by Minstrel Stream.

Guest Artist Judy Benson LaNier

A professional photographer who specializes in photographing Wildlife, Judy Benson LaNier’s love of Africa began in 1961 when her family hosted Ashland, Oregon’s first Rotary-sponsored exchange student who was from South Africa. The bond forged then has continued through the years as the two families visit each other in Africa and the U.S.A. The magnetism of Africa is strong and Judy has returned there eight times. Her range of photography has expanded to include North American and Hawaiian Flora and Fauna as well as landscapes.

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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:

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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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Student Featured Artists, Nancy Graham and People’s Choice Contest

Nancy Graham's painting Duke of the Desert

Art du Jour Gallery Medford, OR April 2018 People’s Choice- Mixed Media Art du Jour is now accepting entries for the “People’s Choice” mixed media contest. March 31 is the deadline. Visitors to the gallery vote for their favorite art work. The winning art work will win $50 and a prize ribbon. Call the gallery to register or come by to pick up an entry form. There is a $20.00 entry fee. Please call for further information. The contest artists will be honored at our Medford Third Friday Art Walk and Reception on April 20, 5 to 8 pm. Due to a light turnout, the Oil and Acrylic contest schedule for March had to be canceled. May will be our popular photography “People’s Choice” and potential contestants should take special note that the contest will be part of our Art in Bloom exhibit. Space will be limited. Like our Facebook

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Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class

Explorations in Pastel Painting with Janis Lacey Ellison

Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class!

Explorations in Pastel Painting with Janis Lacey Ellison PSA, IAPS/MC, PSWC, PSO, NPS, PSNM, SPS Price: $125.00 Workshop Dates: 5/14/2018 – 6/4/2018 Location: Central Art Classroom Learn a variety of techniques in Pastel to capture color and texture in your paintings. This session will move beyond simple application and teach you techniques to give your paintings texture and color with an impressionistic painterly look and feel. Join me for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel. All levels welcome. Next class session May 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 2018. Four Monday sessions from 9:30-1:00 pm. Register with $50.00 deposit, email or call for details. Student supplies materials, supply list available upon registration. CONTACT INFORMATION: Contact: Janis Ellison Email: [email protected] Phone: 541-218-9788 VISIT CENTRAL ART! Inspiration Center Get your creative juices flowing!

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LightGarden Glass Art classes late winter 2018

1086 Washburn Medford, OR Tues-Fri 10-5pm www.lightgarden.net Sat 10-1p (541) 779-0272 Closed: Sun & Mon. Flowers of Hope

Our Flowers of Hope program is one of the easiest things you can do here to get introduced to glass fusing! Your finished artwork will go to a woman fighting breast cancer. More information on our Flowers of Hope program

These projects can be done during our regularly scheduled workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10 – 12n. Please call or email ahead to reserve your space. Mosaic Mirrors March 24 & 31 1-4pm Learn how to mosaic just about anything in this fun and functional Mosaic Mirror class. We will cover adhesives, grouts, colorants and sealers in the process of making this beautiful 14″ mirror.

The first class is laying out the glass tiles. If you don’t finish in class you may take home for homework. In

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Art Reception at the Rogue Gallery on October 20, 2017

Elm Burl by Dan Tilden

Art Reception at the Rogue Gallery on October 20, 2017

Alx Fox Sunrise Through the Mist

Main Gallery exhibit: Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

Exhibit date: September 29 – November 10, 2017

Artists in this exhibit explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson uniquely create artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world.

Eleanor H. Erskine received a BFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA in Printmaking with special focus in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has taught at Maine College of Art, Kansas

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