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Autumn Workshops

Autumn Writing Workshops Sunday, October 22 &  Sunday, November 12 2 – 5 pm Jacksonville   Cost: $20/workshop Join us for an afternoon of inspiring prompts and new exercises in a supportive, encouraging environment.  All writers, experience levels and genres … Continue reading

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Anna Elkins – Goodness: Past, Present and Future

The Honeylicker Angel, by Anna Elkins (book cover)

Goodness: Past, Present & Future

Autumn is about to officially begin. I look forward to it—not just because it’s my favorite season, but because this has been a summer full of opportunities to remind myself that joy transcends circumstance. My season started with getting a gum graft along all of my lower teeth in June, and it ended with most of my home state of Oregon covered in hazardous smoke from raging forest fires that are finally being doused with rain. But my joy was not in my gums or the air quality, thank goodness! I was grateful when I could chew again, and I looked for a way to support Oregon’s valiant firefighters.

Gratitude and action are my solutions to such seasons. So I thought I’d share a bit of both—celebrating a few points of goodness: past, present, and future.

Past: La Via Poetica

Two years ago,

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Private Sessions

Private Sessions Just call me to schedule a time for me to sit down with you, conjour up what you’d like to focus upon and then, I’ll craft a specific 2 hour class just for you! It’s one of my favorite arrangements with those I have the privilege of helping along the watercolor path. Contact […]

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Monthly Journaling Clinic 2017 Update

Monthly Journaling Clinic I continue doing my fun and successful monthly, Visual Art Journaling Clinic in my Ashland Art Center Studio! Each 3rd Friday, 3-5pm we gather for an new topic with first a quick demo, then all you have your hand at it in these intimate yet relaxed class. Call me to reserve your […]

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Women’s Retreats

Women’s Retreats Alpine Celebration Our August Women’s Alpine Celebration this year was beyond my wildest dream of success. Our cozy group was dazzled by a new chef (“Bear”, by name, in photo), sparked creatively making “everyday a surprise” (to quote one participant) and swooned by personal time enough to even practice one’s mandoline (honest, “I […]

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Traveling Conversations at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, January 2018

California CoaStal Clouds, by Elaine Frenett

“Traveling Conversations” January 2018 at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Gallery III, I’ll be presenting with my dear peer artists, Jean Warren and Floy Zittin, our continuting project, of over 10 years, mailing visual exchanges in paintings (two forms: 5×7 inch individual statements – over 150 – and our collaborative large sheet watercolor pieces). More […]

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Ashland Open Studios Tour

Artist Demo at Apple Cellar Bakery during Art Presence Art Amble, Feb 2, 2010

Ashland Open Studios Tour Because I’ve moved to Talent I’m FINALLY able to participate in Open Studios. Do come by October 14-15th, 11-5pm. Here’s a handy map and I’ll be doing a demo Saturday at 3pm should you want to catch me …

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Inner Bridges Show, Ashland Art Center

Inner Bridges show, Elaine Frenett

“Inner Bridges” Opening October 5th, 5-8pm, for Ashland Art Center‘s Artwalk is my newest experimental work. I’m pairing up with Janette Brown, testing with our creative process how to bring the new and unpredictable to life.

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2012 ~ Painting Autumn’s Color … On Site

2012 ~ Painting Autumn’s Color … On Site 3-Day Watercolor Workshop With Elaine Frenett Dreamy, color-splashed fall landscapes meander throughout the Rogue Valley. Come sample how to transfer your autumn into watercolor richness. We’ll work with Plein Air painting but processes applicable for journals too. Date: October 12th, 13th & 14th Time: 2:00 pm to […]

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August 2017 news from the Grants Pass Museum of Art

Grants Pass Museum of Art


It’s almost the end of summer and school is starting soon. The museum is a great place to visit – we have great exhibits and activities and it’s “cool” inside. Our very successful classes for children end this week. We have a bit more room in the Zentangle class on Tuesday. It’s been a fun summer with kids exploring various forms of art.

We will continue adult workshops through out the fall, winter, and spring. Check below for what is coming up soon.

AND don’t miss out on our fabulous music offerings. This week we have a double header. Friday we have Daniel Boling, one of the best song writers in America. Saturday we have a string quartet from New York doing a fund raiser for Chinquapin Center for the Arts.

P.S. Don’t forget the ongoing events – like First Friday (every month from 5-9) Second Friday

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