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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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A Warm Welcome to Fiber Artist Jo Ann Manzone

Jo Ann Manzone, Fiber Artist

We are delighted to welcome Jo Ann and her Dreamweaving Designs to the Wearable Art and Fiber Artists categories of the Lifestyle Artist directories at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource! Please help us welcome her by sharing and commenting on this post or viewing and sharing her listing.

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News and Announcements from Bohemia Framing and Fine Art!

Ceramic Mask by Hilarey Walker

We extend a warm welcome on this cold, almost snowy day to Zach and Bohemia. We hope you’ll take a moment to see it yourself and give him a welcome of your own by visiting all the links and liking the gallery’s Facebook page ~ Please see the gallery’s listing HERE, and a listing for his framing service HERE. We just heard from Zach and learned that Bohemia’s website is being redesigned and will soon have an RSS feed which will send updates straight to Art Matters! to share with you. For now, we’re stoked to be able to share these announcements from the gallery’s newsletter:

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CREATIVE PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP

Professional photographers Lewis Anderson and Vitaly Geyman are pleased to announce a collaborative one day workshop on creative Photoshop techniques. In this hands-on workshop the presenters will teach you their favorite texturing, painting, composite and blending modes techniques.

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Welcome to Cammy Davis, Sue Springer and the Photographer's Gallery at Ashland Art Center!

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We are delighted that new artists and art organizations continue to list with the Southern Oregon Artists Resource! The more, the merrier, as each new listing brings additional traffic to the sites, and this means more visits to everyone’s listings, blogs and other online presences of the wonderful artists, galleries and organizations that make up the fabulous art community of Southern Oregon – our raison d’être. This month we welcome ceramic/mosaic artist Susan Springer and contemporary artist Cammy Davis to the Visual Artists directory and the Photographer’s Gallery at Ashland Art Center to the Galleries, Art Groups and Organizations and Photography medium directories.

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Welcome to Artist Candy Wooding!

With calligraphy, bookbinding, pastepapers and other media, I create keepsakes for life’s special occasions…I like to think of my art as creating memories in time, by commemorating old memories and creating new ones. I want my art to touch people at the heart level, the emotional part of their being.

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News from Silvia Trujillo

Plein air oil painting using techniques of palette knife painting of a vineyard by Silvia Trujillo, August 2011

I’ve been taking advantage of the lovely weather and doing lots of plein air painting! Attached are some of my latest from the Willamette and Rogue Valleys. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to view my new website: http://www.silviatrujillo.com. I will be exhibiting my work at Art & Soul Gallery, N. Main St. Ashland, starting Sept. 1st. I’m excited about this new art home and look forward to showing there! Central Art Supply in Medford is hosting a full day of artist demos on Sat., Sept.17 and I will be doing an acrylic demonstration regarding the versatility of acrylics from 11am – 12pm. Would love to see you there!

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Career Development Workshop – Blogging with Hannah West

Hannah West

Ashland Art Center hosts a Career Development Workshop every quarter…in August, we’re delighted to have Art Matter’s own Hannah West! Hannah will lead a workshop on Blogging for Artists and the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (SOAR) as part of your online networking strategy.

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