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Open Studio Tour Weekend

This weekend I’m participating in the Ashland Open Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday October 13 and 14 from 11 – 5. Location: Project Space 106 Talent Ave #5. Behind Kindred Spirits. I’m doing a painting demo at noon on Saturday. I’m painting an egg and discussing the difference between values and light effect. I’ll talk […]

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Embodiments of Life

There’s a funny and moving scene in Amadeus where Mozart defends his music for The Marriage of Figaro. His monarch cites good reasons for prohibiting a performance of the story: it’s immoral, degenerate and revolutionary in spirit. (The movie suggests that some might have thought of Mozart’s own personal life in those terms, on occasion.) The king fears […]

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Fire and Smoke

This year Southern Oregon experienced weeks and weeks of thick, oppressive smoke from wildfires.  We often experience smoke in the summers because we are in a valley surrounded by vast forests.  Thunderstorms in July usually spark wildfire and now, due to drier, hotter years along with decades of fire suppression creating more underbrush to burn […]

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Bill Finewood

These are small, beautifully executed landscapes by Bill Finewood, currently on view in “Methods Change but the Spirit is the Same”, at the Insalaco-Williams Gallery 34, Finger Lakes Community College. It’s a great overview of his work in different mediums and styles throughout his career. These oils were stand outs in composition, color and handling […]

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Member of Art and Soul Gallery!

Smith Rock, pastel painting by Carla Griffin, member of Art and Soul Gallery

I’m happy to announce that I am now a member of Art and Soul Gallery in Ashland, Oregon, and I have an exhibition of my work there right now! The reception is TONIGHT, Friday, October 5, 2018, from 5–8 pm, in conjunction with the Ashland First Friday ArtWalk. My show is called, “Mountains and More, Paintings by Carla Griffin,” and includes paintings in oil and pastel. I hope you’ll be able to come by tonight or sometime in October to view my work and maybe even give a piece you love a new home.

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New Landscapes

  My local ditch trail never fails to inspire. And I finally finished this craggy tree in the Cascade Siskiyou Monument – two or maybe three years in the making. All were painted – or finished – this summer – late Ju…

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Thank you to our October Sponsor: Hither Coffee & Goods

376 E. Main St. Ashland, OR • Sun-Thurs 7 am to 3pm • Fri-Sat 7am-8 pm Hither has a little bit of everything; Rotating coffee, Leaves and Flowers tea, homemade cakes, fresh baked goods, carefully soured cheese, soups, and made to order sandwiches. It’s not just a store for shopping, it’s a place in the neighborhood where people can pop in for […]

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International Rabbit Day & Shelter Bunny Spay/Neuter Fund Donor Match

For International Rabbit Day, Saturday, September 22nd, we have a donor match, dollar to dollar up to $500 for donations […]

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Air, water, food and art–maybe in that order

From the sixth episode of The Anthropocene Reviewed, a witty, smart podcast about almost anything from the vantage of this era in which human beings are changing the nature of the world, intentionally and unintentionally, in ways no living creature has ever done before. This is almost the entire essay on the Lascaux caves, but […]

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Jacksonville: People, Places and Things

The member artists of Art Presence Art Center are back! After a long hiatus during which local plein air works reveled in the gallery’s spotlight, our members are excited to show you their works celebrating the every day beauty and charm of life in Jacksonville, Oregon.  The show opens Friday, August 31 and continues every […]

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