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Spontaneous Combustion at CoCA

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Beginning September 7, the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) will present Spontaneous Combustion, an explosion of two performative installations simultaneously critiquing power and elitism found in the contemporary (art) world. Made up of two groups of multidisciplinary artists, this exhibition explores power dynamics through performative research, institutional intervention, and an overload of sensory experiences.

Eastern Washington artists and educators, Peter Christenson and Phillip Mudd, collaborate on their project “Juried Performance,” an ongoing inquiry into the symbols, processes, and systems associated with institutionalized power and the hegemonic elite. Revolving primarily around a collection of recorded parasuicidal rituals that occurred in front of an absentee jury, the project analogizes the “juried art competition” to today’s sociopolitical climate. Videos of these performances were then mailed to nine well-known contemporary art institutions, essentially forcing review of the uncommissioned performances. The artists will perform during Pioneer Square’s artwalk.

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September 2017 Workshops at Central Art Supply

Creative to the Qor Art Contest at Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

HUMAN FORM WORKSHOP

(including hands and feet)

Friday, September 8, 2017

*Demo and Lecture will be done in charcoal & oil paint

Where: Central Art Classroom

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00

Fee: $20 per person

(Please bring a snack if you need one)

 

Have you ever wondered how artists measure out the human form and what the easiest way is to draw it correctly? Is the structure of hands and feet challenging you as well? This workshop will look in depth at the measurements of the body, limbs, head, hands, and feet.

 

Bobbi will work in Charcoal and Oil (for color) while she adds to your knowledge base on structure, negative space, and an introduction into her color theories. There will be handouts and the opportunity to ask that question you have been looking for the right answer to! There are so many tips that

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New Exhibit at the Rogue Gallery

New Exhibit at the Rogue Gallery - image of painting Over Under Sideways, by Carl Vince

New Exhibit at the Rogue Gallery

Over Under Sideways, by Carl Vince

Grandfather’s House, by Susan Lehman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract Perceptions: Paintings by Vince Carl and Susan Lehman Exhibit date: August 11 – September 22, 2017, Reception Date: August 18 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Rogue River artist Vince Carl and Bandon artist Susan Lehman are lifelong artists. Carl earned a BFA from Miami University and continued studying with Mitch Kaufman-Katz and Pat Enos. Lehman studied fine art and textiles at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and graduated with Distinction. Their abstract paintings are evocative of varied experiences and places with richly textured surfaces created with techniques honed over a lifetime.

 

Vince Carl uses color, line, and texture to express his experiences, feelings, and memories in his large abstract painting. He paints by applying thin layer of acrylic

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August-September 2017 Exhibits at Rogue Gallery

Rogue Gallery and Art center logo Medford Oregon

TWO NEW EXHIBITS! IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Abstract Perceptions: Paintings by Vince Carl and Susan Lehman

August 11 – September 22, 2017

Left: Vince Carl, OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS Right: Susan Lehman, ALL THAT REMAINS

Reception: Friday, August 18, 5:00-8:00 pm Rogue River artist Vince Carl and Bandon artist Susan Lehman are lifelong artists. Carl earned a BFA from Miami University and continued studying with Mitch Kaufman-Katz and Pat Enos. Lehman studied fine art and textiles at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and graduated with Distinction. Their abstract paintings are evocative of varied experiences and places with richly textured surfaces created with techniques honed over a lifetime. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN THE BERRYMAN GALLERY LOCATED UPSTAIRS IN THE CRATERIAN THEATER

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2018 Calendar Contest at Ruch Hardware

Submit your best picture taken in the Applegate Valley & you could win a spot in our 2018 Calendar & a $20 Gift Card!!

Adult Art Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Art Classes for Adults! Visit our Website Color & Value with Kristen O’Neill Saturday, August 12 1 – 4 pm Learn about color theory, mixing and values Learn simple techniques for improving your art Have a fun afternoon! Great for beginners. All levels welcome.

 

$30 per person, includes all materials. Paint Like Georgia O’Keeffe with Kristen O’Neill Saturday, August 26 1-4 pm Create an acrylic painting, Learn about American Modernism and O’Keeffe Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills Paint any O’Keeffe painting you want. Have a fun afternoon! All skill levels are welcome $30 per person, includes all materials Paint Like David Hockney with Kristen O’Neill Saturday, September 9 1 – 4 pm Leave with an acrylic painting. Learn about American Modernism and O’Keeffe Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to improving your art skills Paint any Hockney painting you wish.

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Ashland Gallery Association September Art Exhibits

image of Basket Woman, acrylic painting by Suzanne Etienne

Ashland Gallery Association September Art Exhibits: Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, 9/2 from 5 to 8 pm!

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September 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

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September 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery: Mixed-Media Artwork of Janus Innes, Fall Fantasy Themed Art by Gallery Artists; Judy Morris Oct. 8th Presentation

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2017 furnARTure Benefit for The Studio at Living Opportunities

2017 FurnARTure Benefite for the Studio ta Living Opportunities

furnARTure, the seventh annual auction to benefit The Studio at Living Opportunities, will Sunday, September 11th, 2016, from 2-5 p.m at The Inn at the Commons, 200 North Riverside Ave., Medford. This year’s event will feature furniture artwork by many of the region’s top local artists. Artists include: Gina Savage, Randall Grealish, Krissy Milner, Cathy Dorris, Anna Elkins, and Dan Mish.

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