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Art Du Jour News – December 2019

Homeward Bound by Marilyn Zupan. Image courtesy of the artist

Homeward Bound by Marilyn Zupan. Image courtesy of the artist

Advance Release for December 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will continue it’s seasonal exhibit with a transition to winter. For Third Friday (December 20th, 5pm-8pm) we are planning a special Christmas event presented by harpist Kathy Yeoman. Please go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for any further updates.

Guest Artist Nancy Graham Returns to Help Art du Jour Usher in a New Year

Nancy Graham has always been passionate about art in all its forms and styles, as evidenced by the variety of subjects she likes to paint and the varied approach to each. She was always encouraged by her mother, who was a well-known artist in California and an art instructor at Dominican College in San Rafael a number of years ago. She paints only with watercolor these days and

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October Third Friday at Art du Jour

Art du Jour’s featured wall for October 2019 is a collaboration of participating member’s work focused on the theme “Celebrating Fall Colors”. -Roy Musitelli photo 10/2/19

October Third Friday:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is featuring Jeanne LaRea-Lagano in our salon for September through November. Our monthly exhibit on the featured wall we will be offering a mix of work in recognition of the glorious colors of fall. For Third Friday (October 18th, 5pm-8pm) classical guitarist Rod Petrone is scheduled to perform. Please see our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for updates.

Guest Artist Jeanne LaRae-Lagano in Salon through November

Jeanne LaRae-Lagano has a resume listing many accomplishments as an exhibiting and published artist. Her current duties with the Ashland Art Center includes gallery curator and manager, studio artist, window display, and instructor. She is also a board member “Artist Liaison” with the Ashland

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Big Weekend! 3rd Friday and THE AUCTION!

Rogue Gallery and Art Center's annual auction is our most important fundraiser of the year. Please join us. Rogue Valley Country Club 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford 5:00 p.m. Evening includes silent auction, cocktail hour, dinner, live auction, and live music by "Band du Pays Swing"

Detail of Home Invasion, woodblock print by Stefan Wolf 3RD FRIDAY RECEPTION Meet the artist!

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

Deep Impressions: Handmade Prints by Stefan Wolf

October 11 – November 22, 2019

Reception: Friday, October 18, 5:30-8:00 pm

Stefan Wolf demonstrates his passion for relief printing with his striking hand carved linoleum and woodblock prints. His work reflects on universal themes inspired by orthodox Christianity and Western tradition. . . . . IN THE MAIN GALLERY

THE CUTTING EDGE: Ceramics by Baba Wagué Diakité & Collages by Penda Diakité

September 27–November 8, 2019

Baba Wagué Diakité, Mami Wata with Turtle, ceramic; PendaDiakite, CabaKo, collage on board This exhibit features a collaboration of father and daughter artists, Baba Wagué Diakité and Penda Diakité. Ceramic artist Baba Wagué Diakité and collage artist Penda Diakité create vibrant work featuring expressive narratives. Each artists has a unique approach, embracing styles and

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Reception at Rogue Gallery, May 17, 2019 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Katy Cauker_A Favorite Place

Reception for Main Gallery and Community Gallery Exhibit Friday, May 17, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Cammy Davis Give Me One Reason

Main Gallery – “Surface and Structures: Paintings by Cammy Davis and Sculpture by Nadine Gay” May 10–June 21, 2019

The Surface and Structures exhibit features abstract artist Cammy Davis and sculptor Nadine Gay. Cammy Davis paints bold large abstract acrylic paintings. Nadine Gay is a multi-media artist who creates whimsical and contemplative ceramic figurative sculptures. The exhibit is a juxtaposition of large, textured, color enriched canvases with sculpture that is figurative, spiritual, and at times delicate. Each artists’ work is beautifully complemented by the other.

Cammy Davis is a Jacksonville artist who has been featured at fine art galleries between Seattle and Palm Springs. She has developed art tutorial videos and music art videos. Cammy studied fine art at the

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Third Friday January 2019 Art du Jour

Visitors to Medford's Art du Jour Gallery will find a warm and friendly atmosphere on the third Friday of each month.

Visitors to Medford’s Art du Jour Gallery will find a warm and friendly atmosphere on the third Friday of each month.-Roy Musitelli photo 2/19/16

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is exhibiting the watercolor work of Bruce Barnes as guest artist in the Salon through January, while outgoing AdJ member Linda Meerten is graciously fulfilling a commitment to being our January featured artist. Join us for our Third Friday reception 1/18/19, 5:00-8:00 pm. Musical entertainment will be announced on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Calling All Artists!!!

As one of downtown Medford’s premiere art galleries, we are now actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our cooperative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event.

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Rogue Gallery Celebrates the Holidays!

Awake, Dreaming in the Garden: Woodcuts & Screen Prints by Amy Godard November 23, 2018 – January 11, 2019 Rogue Gallery

Rogue Gallery celebrates the holidays with a special Third Friday Event: Exhibit Reception, Christmas Carolers, and a Book Signing! December 21, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Christmas Caroling: Pat O’Scannell and members of the ‘More Fools Than Wise’ madrigal group will be singing Christmas carols beginning at 5:30 pm.

Peggy Dover Book Signing: Enjoy a special meet and greet with local author and Mail Tribune columnist, Peggy Dover. Dover’s new book, “Trips & Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns,” is packed with entertaining vignettes about local people/places/events and makes a great Christmas gift. Peggy will be at the gallery from 5-7 p.m.

Community Gallery Artist Reception Awake, Dreaming in the Garden: Woodcuts & Screen Prints by Amy Godard November 23, 2018 – January 11, 2019

Amy Godard’s work includes stylized interpretations of characters from folklore; mandalas and icons of plants; and explorations of

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3rd Friday Art Reception – November 16, 2018

Poulnabrone Dolmen by Paul Jorizzo

Detail of Journey’s End by Sheryl Swift 3rd Friday Art Reception, November 16, 2018 IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Don’t Fence Me In: 2018 Annual Members Exhibit

November 9–December 21, 2018

Poulnabrone Dolmen by Paul Jorizzo

Reception: Friday, November 16, 5:00-8:00 pm

Member artists of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center were encouraged to express themselves without boundaries as the title “Don’t Fence Me In” implies. Exhibiting artist include:

Bruce Allen, Charles Anderson, Robert Arieas, Betty Barss, Sue Bennett, Linda Boutacoff, PJ Boyd, Susan Eileen Burnes, Sarah F. Burns, Leonard Burton, Violet Burton, Katy Cauker, Millie Clarke, Dawna Curler, Valerie Dann, Susan DeRosa, Anna Elkins, Cynthia Flowers, Alx Fox, Miles Frode, Tom Glassman, Jay Gordon, Nancy Graham, Kelly Gratton, Carla Griffin, Phyllis Gustafson, Lane Hall, Claudia Harlow, John Hawkins, Rebecca Hawkins, Linda Henning, Anna Hinkle, Howard Hunt, Marilyn Hurst, Zelpha Hutton, Jennifer Ivey, Paul Jorizzo, Joan Kennedy, Susan Hoppe

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Art du Jour July 2018

Selfie Exhibit by Cheryl Magellen Running through July 28, Cheryl Magellen will have an exhibition of portrait paintings that were inspired by selfie photo submissions from around the world.

Art du Jour Gallery features Ginny Matheson, Judy Benson LeNier, Cheryl Magellen in Medford this month. Featured Artist Ginny Matheson

Mont Blanc by Ginny Matheson. -Submitted by the artist

Ginny Matheson presents’’a body of work themed “Mixed Media Landscapes”. 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 to exhibit her work at art festivals across the Midwest. Upon arrival in Oregon soon thereafter she began exhibiting at art festivals, galleries, and restaurants across Oregon. Her work often focuses on the breathtaking scenery of the Pacific Northwest and also includes still life, abstracts and figurative pieces. Guest Artist Judy Benson LaNier

Photography by Judy Benson LaNier

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Art du Jour Features New Exhibits from Member Artists February 2018

Peter Coons painting Sunset Drama

Peter Coons Sunset Drama

February brings new exhibits from member artists at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford.

During the month of February Peter Coons work will be the featured in the Salon and Jan Hartmann will be the featured artist on the feature wall.

Peter Coons grew up in a family of artists and was influenced at an early age by the arts. As a youth, his father, a fashion designer, took him to Europe to experience old world culture. For several years, he lived and attended school in Florence, Italy. His exposure to the artists of the High Renaissance made an indelible impression.

As a university student he took ceramics and art courses and graduated with a degree in history. Concurrent with his career as a public service executive, he satisfied his artistic impulses with printmaking and painting workshops

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September Brings Abstraction to Art du Jour Gallery

Rondo in Color, painting by Millie Clarke

Rondo in Color, by Millie Clarke

Millie Clarke Millie Clarke, Featured Artist for September at Art du Jour Gallery, will show her new collection of vibrant acrylic abstract art. Clarke’s work has been described as “having wild spontaneity but with controlled esthetics”. She is noted for using colors in imaginative ways and in employing texture to add interest to her pieces. In her new collection, Clarke uses one foot by four feet canvases. The interspacing of straight bars over her creations provides the viewer with “windows” into the painting. These works may be hung vertically or horizontally.

 

The exhibit includes a large 30” x 40” work titled “Rondo in Color.” This piece is a fusion of paint-handling techniques which Clarke uses that includes scraping, scratching and wiping. The plane of a large painted area gains tension from her use of shaped and scratched smaller blocks of contrasting

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