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SOAR Welcomes Artist Carla Griffin!

Spring Green, 12" x 9" oil painting of a weeping willow tree in bright green spring foliage against a backdrop of darker evergreens by Carla J Griffin, Grants, Pass, Oregon. This painting won second place in the Josephine county Artists Association 2014 membership show. Original painting and giclee prints are available from the artist by contacting her through her website www.carlajgriffin.com

As she continues to make her name known as an important part of the southern Oregon arts community, SOAR welcomes artist Carla J Griffin, an award-winning painter from Grants Pass, Oregon, to the Visual Artists Directory.

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A Warm Welcome to Artist Karen O’Brien!

Attraction, painting by Karen O'Brien

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource extends a warm welcome to artist Karen O’Brien of Grants Pass, who can now be found in the Visual Artists directory and the Art Education section of www.soartists.com. We met Karen last December, when she entered two of her fabulous “Urban Folk” angels in the second annual Angels show at the GoodBean Café in Jacksonville. It was hard to give them back to her after the show! Please help us welcome this talented artist by visiting her listing to find a link to her website, social media sites, and bookmark her Etsy shop in progress.

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SOAR Welcomes Pam Haunschild!

Quail, by Pam Haunschild

Quail, by Pam Haunschild

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome Pam Haunschild, who specializes in abstract nature art, to the Visual Artist and Art Education directories! We have thoroughly enjoyed looking at her charming paintings, collages and monotype prints, inspired by natural subjects and sometimes incorporating them. If you don’t know Pam and her work already, we are happy to introduce you to her and hope you will visit her website so you can enjoy becoming a bit more familiar with her wonderful artistic style.

“After a career as a social science Professor, I moved to a wooded property near Ashland and now have time to pursue my lifelong interest in art. I am inspired by the natural beauty of our region and include flora and/or fauna in all my paintings. My work is abstract, but the natural elements, e.g., flowers, birds, fish, can be

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SOAR Welcomes Judy Elliott to the Lifestyle Artists Directory!

Dragonflies and Water Lilies (detail) by Judy Elliott

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome artist Judy Elliott to both the Visual Artists and Lifestyle Artists Directories. Here’s what she tells about herself and her work:

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SOAR Welcomes David Landry to the Visual Artists Directory!

Abstract 944 by David Landry

David Landry is an emerging abstract artist, working hard to produce a larger body of work without compromising the motivation behind his paintings. Of these, he says: “My hope is to learn to express that which reveals itself in stillness, as it emerges into being thru color, shape, texture, tone, depth, and harmony.” From the looks of his paintings, it’s working. We plan to host a show of his work at the GoodBean in Jacksonville next year, date still to be determined. Please encourage this interesting and talented artist by following him on Pinterest or Facebook.

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SOAR Welcomes David Gordon to the Visual Artists Directory!

Meadow Lands, by David Gordon

Painting is a bringing out of that which was previously invisible. A big part of this process is deciding what most needs to be brought out at that particular time. The oil paintings shown here demonstrate how this need changes at different periods in the artists life. Certain themes remain consistent throughout my work – the heightened awareness of color relationships, for example, and the freedom of application with regards to the paint. Other aspects such as the shift in focus between outer phenomenon and inner phenomena vary greatly from time to time.

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What is Art For?

Catch-phrases like “art heals” and “art saves” are ubiquitous in our culture and among artists. But what is art actually for and why does it exist?read more

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What is Art For?

Catch-phrases like “art heals” and “art saves” are ubiquitous in our culture and among artists. But what is art actually for and why does it exist? Primary Topic:  Creativity read more

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