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Art du Jour’s July 2018 Exhibits

Cheryl Magellan's Selfie Exhibit

During the month of July Ginny Matheson will be the featured artist at Art du Jour Gallery, and Judy Benson LeNier’s work will continue to be featured in the Salon till the end of the month. In addition, Cheryl Magellen will be bringing her poplular Selfie Show to Medford. On third Friday music will be provided by the Minstrel Streams.

Featured Artist Ginny Matheson

As the featured artist for the month of June at Art Du Jour Gallery, Ginny Matheson presents’’a body of work themed “Mixed Media Landscapes”.

Mont Blanc by Ginny Matheson. -Submitted by the artist

Ginny lives and works in Southern Oregon, but her earliest art training was in Michigan where she worked primarily in stone and wood carving. After moving to Indiana, Ginny began to focus on two-dimensional media and took more training in drawing, painting, and collage. By 2004 she had begun

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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.

Judy Benson LaNier says, ““When I first went to

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Daring Views of Grizzly Peak

I’ve been fortunate enough to occupy a studio that looks out over Grizzly Peak in Ashland. These paintings are a series I did on different days in the month of May. Looking at the very different scenes that can be composed from one vantage point, I’m reminded that there is opportunity to capture beauty everywhere […]

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Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake)

On a hot summer day, a group of plein air students and I headed out early to capture the stunning colors of Emigrant Lake. I created this piece as a demonstration, and the cool blue water still calls to me for a swim! Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake) 10″x10″ Cradled hardboard $395

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October 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

Southern Oregon Artist Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

October at Art du Jour Gallery:

IN THE SALON

Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

The Beloved Watercolors of Dodie Hamilton

We are blessed to have as our Salon special guest artist during October and November Dodie Hamilton-Brandon. Dodie was an Art du Jour Gallery member for several years and is also a founding member of Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland. She has exhibited in several other Oregon galleries over the decades and her paintings hang in private homes, offices and commercial establishments across America and abroad. The long list of awards and honors she has accumulated over many years of painting is truly impressive. Her work is noted for vibrant color and the fluid, sparkling quality of her watercolor medium. Her subjects range from realistic florals and landscapes to mixed media abstracts, but she is best known for her renditions of iris,

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RGAC Fall 2017 Catalogue and New Exhibits

Rogue Gallery and Art Center

Detail of DARK MOON IN AUTUMN by Alx Fox NEW EXHIBIT! IN THE MAIN GALLERY Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind:

Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

September 29 – November 10, 2017

Keith Johnson, Landscape in Transformation and Balance,

Reception: Friday, October 20, 5:00-8:00 pm

Artists 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 creates artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world. IN THE ROGUE STUDIO The Fall catalog is out! Also see our Fall classes our website! Adult Classes and Youth Classes

ADULTS

Instructor Alx Fox’s paintings are currently in our main gallery exhibit!

Intuitive Abstracts with Alx Fox Saturday, October 28, and Sunday,

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Call of the Trail

Up on Mount Ashland this summer, I painted these beautiful Doug Firs standing like sentinels of the Pacific Crest Trail. Every summer, hundreds answer the call to hike the trail from Mexico to Canada, or at least some portion of it. Even if you can’t go this year, hang this painting in your entryway so […]

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Backyard Splendor

Sometimes nature’s most awe-inspiring sights are those we find when we open our door and look out. Something about the proximity of nature to where we live makes it all the more powerful. As a plein air painter, having access to open landscape is a necessity, and I’ve been lucky to experience it in the […]

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Fall Burst – Lithia Park

Lithia Park in Ashland, Oregon is world-renowned for its incredible trees and flowers, nestled between our bustling downtown and the rugged mountains. In fall, it’s an artist’s delight. Let this impressionist view sweep you away to this charming place, where time slows down and nature shows her colors. 12×12 Oil on canvas panel $395

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