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Watercolor Artists, Third Friday News, Live Music at Art du Jour

Art du Jour April 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will be devoted to watercolor in April with Marianne Nielsen and Marilyn Zupan. Third Friday will be on April 19, 5-8 pm with musical entertainment by classical guitarist Rod Petrone. Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for updates.

Guest Artist Marianne Nielsen

Marianne Nielsen's watercolor paintings

With a passion for watercolor, Marianne Nielsen say it is her favorite media because of its versatility regarding techniques and textures. While enjoying all styles and subjects, her inspiration comes from all things in nature, especially animals and flowers.

After 5 years learning from the late Marshal McDaniels, he literally changed the way she looks at everyday things like clouds, trees, water and life.   Soon after she became a watercolor instructor herself with 6 to 8 students, which has since grown to 4 weekly classes with more than 50 students.  Since 2007, many of her students have also gone on to become teachers themselves as well as having their work in local galleries.

Marianne is a former Art du Jour member and active participant with the Watercolor Society of Oregon.  She also gives workshops in Grants Pass, as well as recent workshop in Tucson, Arizona. She has shown and sold artwork at 7 Feathers Hotel and Casino Resort, and is currently a member of the Grants Pass Museum of Art. She has also been showing work at Gallery One in Grants Pass and will be their featured in July.

Marianne’s website is: www.nielsenwatercolors.com.

Featured Artist Marilyn Zupan

Featured Artist Marilyn Zupan

Church Lane by Marylin Zupan. Digital image provided by the artist 3/2019

Marilyn Zupan has always had a deep love for England’s gentle country landscapes and rustic stone homes and bridges. Her father was English and she spent three years in England falling in love with her ancestral land.  “Being able to recreate those memories in watercolor is pure joy.”, she writes.

Having taught calligraphy in the Rogue Valley for more than 20 years, Marilyn began taking watercolor classes in 2009 and has been painting ever since. In 2011 Marilyn was juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

As an added attraction to our featured wall, Marilyn will be teaming up with potter Susan Paul Williams for the entire month of April.

Pottery by Susan Paul-Williams. Photo provided by the artist 3/2019

Pottery by Susan Paul-Williams. Photo provided by the artist 3/2019

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

As one of downtown Medford’s premiere art galleries, we are pleased to introduce our newest member Winnifred Liang. We are still actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our cooperative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event.  Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website: www.artdujourgallery.com for full membership information.

May will be our 3rd annual “People’s Choice” photography contest with the theme being “My Favorite Photo”.  As in the past the popular photography contest will be on display and voted on during Art in Bloom on Mother’s Day weekend. In August the People’s Choice theme will be “Summer Fun” to include all mediums, and October the theme will be “Changing Seasons” also to include all mediums. In the event of a large turnout for the “all medium” contests, we may divide the judging into two separate categories between photography and painting.  See our website for entry rules and entry form, or stop by the gallery during our regular open hours. As in the past these exhibits are dependent on the number of participants and the gallery reserves to right to cancel the contest with full refund if turnout is minimal.

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM

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