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ASCEND 2019 Earlybird Registration Deadline Monday!

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View this email in your browser Are you endeavoring to become the best YOU as a young artist or a musician?

Mark your calendar now for June 17 – 21 and join us at A West Coast Convergence of Young Artists & Musicians REGISTER NOW BELOW…

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Monday, April 15! – Energize the intersection of your gifts & your faith! – Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation is partnering with The Story church in Ashland, OR to host ASCEND 2019, a four-day artist and musician conference in the heart of Ashland. Young artists and musicians, ages 15-30, from up and down the West Coast will engage in great vision-building, inspiration, and technical instruction by an incredible team of professionally trained and experienced artists and musicians. Participants will gather in morning and afternoon sessions in specific learning tracks, plus

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Earth Paint Celebrates Spring with Egg Dye Kits and More

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Watch our NEW VIDEO and get ideas on Painting Easter Eggs! ( ) Learn some Fun EASTER EGG DYEING Techniques Watch our NEW VIDEO and get ideas on Painting Easter Eggs! Learn some Fun EASTER EGG DYEING Techniques in this new VIDEO!

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Rogue Gallery & Art Center's 2013 Artist Teen Mentoring Project Exhibition

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is pleased to present artwork by inspired local fifth graders and very talented teen artists this month! The Community Gallery is filled with over 100, colorful, mixed-media “Chromarrific” paintings created by three fifth grade classes from Jackson and Kennedy Elementary Schools as part of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Elementary Arts Outreach program. Opening during Medford’s Third Friday on April 19th, and on display from April 19th through May 3rd is the Artist Teen Mentoring Project exhibit which will feature a variety of inspirational art by teens and their professional artist mentors.

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Artist Teen Mentoring Project now accepting teen applicants

ATMP 2013 Artist Teen Mentoring Project at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center







  The Artist Teen Mentoring Project, or ATMP, offers local teens a once in a lifetime experience to enjoy a hands-on, realistic look at the life of a professional artist. These aspiring young artists have the opportunity to be mentored by established artists. This unique relationship offers 20-30 hours of studio time to create work while receiving instruction in a new medium, culminating with an exhibition of the art they have created in our Main Gallery. In the past, artist mentors have taught teens techniques in these mediums: Sequential Art (Comic Illustration) Photography Drawing Painting Sewing/ Fashion Design Mixed- Media Mural Painting/ Public Art Printmaking Sculpture And More! The Program cost $300 for tuition, including materials. Partial scholarships are available. Important Dates: September 1, 2012: Applications available online:


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News from Rogue Gallery & Art Center

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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established regional artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages. RGAC is located in Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

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Bringing Jack Back

Becca Anderson and Vicki Affatati apply primer to worn and bare sections of the mural.

Bandon Mural restoration preserves local art while creating opportunity for young artists

The south facing walls at the Bandon wastewater treatment facility are nearly restored. (Photo: Geneva Miller)

It’s the last week of summer, and Bandon High School senior Becca Anderson is spending her days at the city’s wastewater treatment facility. Anderson and three other BHS students are using their vacation time to help artist and educator Vicki Affatati restore 5200 square feet of maritime murals on the water treatment tanks.

Participation in the mural restoration earns Anderson the primary research and community service required for her senior project. Anderson says the restoration isn’t “just about painting,” but includes fund raising and visit to service clubs. Ultimately, Anderson says she signed on with the Bringing Jack Back Mural Restoration Project so she could spend time with Affatati.

“I figured if I was going to be doing

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Metal Artist Cheryl D. Garcia Announces Three Exhibits


South Stage Cellars and metal artist Cheryl D. Garcia presents “Monumental” an epic showcase of larger than life ‘California Poppy’ sculptures placed within the Quail Run Vineyard located along South Stage Road east of Jacksonville. The public is invited to meet the artist at the art opening celebration on Saturday afternoon, August 7th from 3 to 5 PM at South Stage Cellar’s Tasting Room located at 125 S. 3rd Street in Jacksonville. Cheryl’s latest wall hanging pieces will be exhibited inside the tasting room with her outdoor sculptures in the garden and sitting areas. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres. For more information call 541-899-9120. [more]

“California Poppies” from the “Monumental” series opening August 7th

“Reconsideration” metal sculpture by Cheryl D. Garcia

“Reconsideration” will be featured at the Sage Gallery in Bandon

Artist’s Showcase The Jacksonville Public Library is currently featuring a special exhibition of Cheryl

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