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So, You Want to Be an Artist?!

Every year the Rogue Gallery Art Center connects creative teens with professional artists through the Teen Mentor program. I’ve participated in the Teen Mentor program for five years now and always feel just as inspired by the students as they do by me. The mission of the program is to not just teach teens […]

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Haines and Friends Fund Grant: Update

As those of you who subscribe to my newsletter already know, I received a substantial grant through the The Haines and Friends Fund this fall! As an artist who has always relied on patrons and students to stay afloat, it was immensely gratifying to receive this gift. In applying for the grant, I proposed to […]

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Cold Winter Still Lifes

Silvia here! I know it’s been a while and you are starved for some genuine Trujillo Art. Hopefully over the next few days I’ll get a bunch posted up here to share with you. Thanks for your patience! It’s hot and smokey here in the Rogue Valley, so I thought I’d start with some of […]

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Upcoming Workshops: Skies & Clouds, Plein Aire & more!

Get Out and Paint this Summer! I love teaching workshops and have three fantastic ones coming up in the next few weeks. It’s fun to get together with a group of other artists to refine skills and share experiences. I hope you can join us. Details below. Skies and Clouds with Silvia Trujillo Rogue Gallery […]

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Oregon Arts Commission News

Strategic planning update:

Town meetings conclude, draft plan in progress


When the last idea was discussed on Dec. 12 in Eugene, Brian Rogers and staff had concluded 14 town meetings on a statewide tour to guide the future of the Oregon Arts Commission. They traveled more than 2,000 miles and heard from more than 500 people – including artists, arts administrators, legislators, mayors, teachers, advocates, supporters, business owners and parents. Commissioners also attended the meetings.


A small group brainstorms ideas during the Dec. 4 town meeting in Portland. All groups addressed the same question: How can we find new ways to expand the resources available to artists and cultural institutions? “We had great turnouts and people really participated in the discussion,” says Rogers. “They took the time to share their ideas, now we need to compile them and develop a plan that reflects common themes and how

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Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon Update

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Great things are happening with the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon! The Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon is an organization of artists, arts organizations, and arts advocates dedicated to building a strong, creative and sustainable Southern Oregon arts community. Since May 2013, bi-monthly meetings held at art centers throughout the region have hosted arts leaders and the public to collaboratively craft a vision of alliance, cooperation and partnership. We are developing a strong, supportive system of sharing information among individuals and groups having art as a common interest and support activities that raise awareness of the arts. Together, we are strengthening the local economy by increasing the demand for art and creating opportunities for all to participate in and experience the arts. The steering committee has submitted a grant and is working on more development for the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon. There will be a community meeting sometime in

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My Southwestern Sabbatical

I’ve temporarily relocated to Taos, New Mexico, primarily to plein air paint somewhere new and different.

It’s a big change for me. I’ve spent all of my life on the west coast and the past seven years in Oregon, and I love those places so much I thought I’d never leave.

But recent visits to […]

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Teen Mentoring Project at The Rogue Gallery and Art Center

Mentoring teens for their senior project is one of the most rewarding things I’ve done as an arts instructor. In my opinion it is absolutely essential that artistically talented teens are given the opportunity to develop, experiment, gain knowledge, and work in an abundance of media. If it wasn’t for The Barnsdal Art Ctr in Hollywood, I might never have had the confidence to […]

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Summer Wind

A fairly quick demo looking out the window of my students house. The light, shadows, and clouds were fleeting so it had to be completed quickly. I like the colors of the trees; they are very summer like. 16″ x 12″ oil on panel $375 Sold © “Copyright” 2012 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved

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An older painting of the Channel Islands Harbor

Channel Islands Harbor This is representative of an older painting that was plein air painted some time ago . It makes me want to paint in that more abstract, loose, and thick painting style again. It belongs to a friend who lives in the area. 12…

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