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For the Love of the Rogue

Most people think of rivers as recreational sites but they’re so much more than that! As I roam the Rogue Valley, brush and palette knife in hand, I see all the ways that water brings life to this region. The images here are some of my recent favorites from these explorations.

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Plein Air Painters Escapades

One of my favorite classes to teach is Plein Air (painting on location out in nature). One of the most accommodating and welcoming spots I’ve found in the Rogue Valley, which offers up languid landscapes, blossoming gardens, lush vi…

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Get Your Tickets Now for the World of Wine Festival Gala Dinner and more festival activities!

Time to buy your World of Wine tickets for the Festival’s main events, a Gala Dinner and Grand Tasting, as well as other festival events, while they last! Ticket outlet information and details on the Gala in this post, please read on…

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World of Wine Festival Call to Artists

World of Wine Festival, to be held in Jacksonville on August 26 & 27, 2011, announces a Call to Artists for a juried competition; cash prize and publication on the 2012 World of Wine Festival Poster for winning art; top ten pieces exhibit at this year’s Gala dinner. Submission deadline Friday , July 15. Read for more details and links…

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World of Wine Comes to Jacksonville!



World of Wine coming to Jacksonville August 22-27, 2011!

The Southern Oregon World of Wine today announced that it will be moving to Jacksonville and expanding from a single day event into a multiday festival. “Jacksonville offers a more centralized location and the ability to expand, as well as being a gateway to the area’s wonderful wine regions,” said Chairman Lee Mankin. “The historically rich setting also offers numerous unique shops and restaurants that will enrich the festival, while at the same time providing much needed meeting facilities and convenient lodging.” The festival will be held the week of August 22nd, culminating in the Grand Tasting on the evening of Saturday, August 27th.

In addition to the Grand Tasting, the expanded festival will include sensory wine tasting and wine pairing seminars, educational programs and a gala dinner and live

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