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Southern Oregon Plein Air Competition, 2017

On the last weekend of June this summer, artists from across the region convened in the Rouge Valley for an annual frenzy of paint, camaraderie and friendly competition. They changed the rules slightly this year but what didn’t change was that all put out their best work and were deservedly recognized. Here are my three […]

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Nature Sketching & Journaling - Table Rock Hike Saturday, May 6

Nature Sketching & Journaling - Table Rock Hike

Nature Sketching & Journaling – Table Rock Hike Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m. at Lower Table Rock

The iconic Upper and Lower Table Rocks—formed seven million years ago by a volcanic eruption—are prominent reminders of the rich natural and cultural heritage found in the Rogue Valley. For thousands of years the Takelma Indians called Table Rocks their home, and early settlers hiked to their summits in long skirts and full suits. Today more than 50,000 people each year connect with nature and history while walking their trails. These “Islands in the Sky” are designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern and an America’s Great Outdoors site to protect their diverse habitats, expansive views, abundant wildlife and a wealth of wildflowers, including the extremely rare Dwarf-wooly Meadowfoam that grows nowhere else in the world.

Join a couple of scientists-turned-artists for a hike and exploration of art in nature

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2016 Planning & Percolating

In the midst of winter’s gray chill, Jean and I get to fly off to memories of previous Lake Alpine retreats, and in our mind’s eye, begin to concoct the makings of the upcoming 2016 “Alpine Art Retreat: Celebrating Women’s … Continue reading

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April Exhibit, Events and Featured Artist

Art Presence Art Center will exhibit “The Fine Art of Pastels” during the month of April. Linda Evans will have a solo show of her pastels in the front gallery. Evans will also demonstrate her process on April 6th from 2 – 3 pm.

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