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SOAR Welcomes Artist Carla Griffin!

Spring Green, 12" x 9" oil painting of a weeping willow tree in bright green spring foliage against a backdrop of darker evergreens by Carla J Griffin, Grants, Pass, Oregon. This painting won second place in the Josephine county Artists Association 2014 membership show. Original painting and giclee prints are available from the artist by contacting her through her website

As she continues to make her name known as an important part of the southern Oregon arts community, SOAR welcomes artist Carla J Griffin, an award-winning painter from Grants Pass, Oregon, to the Visual Artists Directory.

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Congratulations to John Dodero!

Raku decor urn in red by John Dodero

Congratulations to John Dodero of Dodero Studio Ceramics, whose pin drove the most traffic to in January! All the listed artists on who have Pinterest accounts are included on SOARs boards at Pinterest. We share the boards so artists can continue pinning from their own accounts, and some of them are very active. Follow them all at

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SOAR Welcomes Linda Curtis to!

Rogue Riffles, Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting by Linda Curtis, Shady Cove, Oregon Whitewater rafting and traveling with husband and dogs fuels her inspiration. You can find her on a river bank, in a field, or by the edge of a marsh. "Being out in nature allows me to study the nuances needed to convey my interpretation of the scene." ~ Linda Curtis

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome Linda Curtis to the Visual Artists directory! You can find her listing–with social links, a link to her website, and contact information–in the Impressionist Artist directory, the Plein Air Painters directory, the Landscapes and Nature artists directory, Oil Painters directory and Pastel Painters directory, and in the alphabetical listing page here. Another important member of the southern Oregon art community, we are proud to see Linda’s listing in our online representation of southern Oregon’s community of artists and thank Linda for joining forces with us. Please help us give her a warm reception by sharing her listing or this announcement with the art lovers in your network!

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A Warm Solstice Welcome to Artist Roxanne Evans Stout!

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to introduce our newest member, Roxanne Evans Stout. After reading her lovely piece and an announcement of her upcoming workshops, please visit her listing HERE for links to her website and contact information. Roxanne has also given us permission to syndicate her blog, and you are now able to read a few previously published posts as well as new ones in her column under the “Artist Posts” menu.

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Parent Company of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource Nominated for SBA Small Business Champion of the Year! Read on to see how you can help me win!

Hannah West Design, parent company of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource, was nominated for the SBA Small Business Champion and Home-Based Business of the Year, and they have accepted our nomination! YOU can help us win this prestigious honor! Just write a letter telling the SBA how SOAR has helped your business or has otherwise positively impacted the community and email it to [email protected]

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SOAR Welcomes Steven LaRose to the Visual Artists Directory!

The Insects of Ambition, Acrylic on Panel by Steven LaRose, 2012

Steven LaRose (b. 1963, Seattle, WA) lives, works and teaches in Talent, OR from his studio, Atelier LaRose. He received his MFA from the Claremont Graduate University, and a BFA from Whitman College. He has had solo exhibitions in Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, and Ashland. His work has been discussed in the Los Angeles Times, ARTnews, The New Art Examiner, and The Chicago Tribune.

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SOAR Welcomes David Gordon to the Visual Artists Directory!

Meadow Lands, by David Gordon

Painting is a bringing out of that which was previously invisible. A big part of this process is deciding what most needs to be brought out at that particular time. The oil paintings shown here demonstrate how this need changes at different periods in the artists life. Certain themes remain consistent throughout my work – the heightened awareness of color relationships, for example, and the freedom of application with regards to the paint. Other aspects such as the shift in focus between outer phenomenon and inner phenomena vary greatly from time to time.

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SOAR Welcomes Stefan Baumann!

Plein Air Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

Six years ago Stefan’s desire to live in a place of natural beauty and to paint what he loves with integrity brought him to the Shasta Forest where he paints stunning views of Northern California and Oregon in his home/studio in Mt. Shasta. He shares his talent, knowledge, and enthusiasm for art with others by featuring his artwork at the Gallery in Mt. Shasta and Central Art Supply Studio and offering weekly oil painting classes in Medford, Mt. Shasta, and Redding. He also posts a monthly blog with plein air paintings, offers 3-day outdoor painting workshops in Mt. Shasta, and his series called “The Grand View” airs periodically on local Create TV and PBS stations.

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SOAR Welcomes Pet Portrait Artist Dana Feagin

Wide-Eyed Red, pet portrait in oil by Dana Feagin, Inspired Pet Portraits

…Along with many thanks for inviting us to speak about SOAR at the bimonthly artists meeting at the Ashland Art Center! Several artists joined forces with us as a result of that presentation and we’re very grateful to have new allies! You can find Dana’s complete collection of web links and contact information in Dana’s new listing in the Pet Portraits category of the Visual Artists directory. Please help us welcome her by sharing her listing with friends!

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SOAR Welcomes Fiber Artist Laura Lawrence

Laura Lawrence, Fiber Artist, My Dancing Threads

We are so happy to include two artists this week in the Fiber Artists category at SOAR. There is so much beautiful fiber art being produced here and this category has been sadly under-represented, but now we’re beginning to see some of the diversity of Southern Oregon’s offerings in this wonderful genre. Laura Lawrence’s My Dancing Threads is a great example of this work, and we’re delighted to welcome her to SOAR’s online community of southern Oregon artists.

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