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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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Summer Vines

I also painted this at Paschals Winery during the annual Southern Oregon Plein Air Competition.  I love how the haziness in the summer air created a cool green-blue that contrasted nicely with the vibrant golds of the hills in the foreground.  SOLD

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Paschals

I painted this and the previous painting (“Bucolic”) during a plein air painters’ gathering at Paschal Winery in Talent, Oregon. It was a fine summer’s day; after a recent rain, everything is very green at the moment. Using a palette knife, I was able to bring both detail and a sense of movement to the […]

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RoxyAnn Oak

I painted this as a demo for a plein air workshop at RoxyAnn Vineyards. Everything comes to life with the texture created by the palette knife. Oil on 12″x12″ canvas SOLD © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo

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Bridgeview Winery I

Bridgeview Winery, oil painting by Silvia Trujillo

The first one of the day (plein air painting) at this lovely vineyard. Bridgeview makes some of my favorite wines; listed as the “Blue Moon” label. 8″x10″  oil on canvas    $300 © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo   All rights reserved  

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Bridgeview Winery III

Plein air painted on a warm summer day near Cave Junction, OR. Nice winery, nice views! oil on stretched canvas       10″x8″      $300 – SOLD © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo   All rights reserved    

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A TASTE OF ASHLAND 2013

A Taste of Ashland 2013

17 Galleries, 17 Wineries, 17 Restaurants, One delicious art experience!

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Ashland, Ore. – In its twenty-fourth year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event is A Taste of Ashland. This annual walking tour of Ashland galleries pairs local restaurants and regional wineries to create Ashland’s most delicious art experience. In 2013 A Taste of Ashland is on Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th from noon to 4p.m. Foodies and wine connoisseurs from all along the west coast follow a map to 17 galleries, to discover Ashland’s best restaurants and the region’s best wines. For a complete list of pairings go to www.atasteofashland.com

“A Taste of Ashland” is the ultimate Ashland experience!” says Jeff Jones, Event Coordinator. “Tasters get to stroll leisurely through the quaint town of Ashland all afternoon, experiencing the best of Ashland art, food and wine, then

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Welcome Oregon’s Newest AVA, Elkton!

Elkton Oregon became the state’s newest American Viticultural Area after receiving approval from the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau this week. The new Elkton Oregon AVA is entirely contained within the Umpqua Valley AVA, which is entirely within the Southern Oregon AVA. Oregon has a total of 17 AVAs.


By gaining AVA status, winegrowers and winemakers within the Elkton Oregon AVA can better describe the origin of their wines and consumers can better identify wines they may purchase. The TTB ruling is effective March 7, 2013. The AVA may be referred to as Elkton Oregon or Elkton OR.

The newest Oregon AVA is the fulfillment of wine pioneer Ken Thomason’s dream of growing world class cool climate Pinot noir and white grapes near the small town of Elkton, which has a population of 170. Thomason began planting grapes in 1972 on a west facing bench two miles east of Elkton at a site now owned by Mike and Vonnie Landt of Rivers Edge Winery.

The climate in Elkton is quite different from the prevailing perceptions of the surrounding areas. Southern Oregon is most often thought of as warmer and drier than winegrowing areas farther north in the Willamette Valley.

Due to its location on the Umpqua River and only 36 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the geography allows for a strong marine influence with daily sea breezes and fog penetrating into the Umpqua River Valley. This gives Elkton its unique climate – cool, maritime and temperate – which is ideal for the varieties that Thomason originally planted.

The local group which mounted the effort for the AVA’s approval called out Greg Jones of Southern Oregon University for his efforts in preparing and submitting the successful petition for AVA status to TTB.

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Troon Vineyard Named One of the Top 10 Hottest Wine Brands by Wine Business Monthly

Troon Vineyard has been named one of the “Top 10 Hot Brands” in America. The well respected industry publication Wine Business Monthly announced the list in its February 2013 issue. This prestigious award is perhaps the most impressive accolade this…

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Wine Spectator Recognition

Harvey Steiman, the Oregon reviewer for the Wine Spectator recently wrote these highly encouraging words about the Southern Oregon wine region.

From a regional standpoint, Southern Oregon’s rapidly advancing wine growing region also received recognition from Steiman. He said producers from the south are starting to push the traditional boundaries of Oregon’s primarily Pinot noir culture. He noted that the wines from Southern Oregon “hold true to the same style that Oregon Pinot noirs have established: relatively light, lively with acidity and focused on clarity of flavor. Someday these Rogue Valley releases might even challenge Pinot noir for prominence in the state.”

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