Southern Oregon Artists Resource

About SOAR: Connecting our Arts Community…to You!

Art Matters logoThe Southern Oregon Artists Resource (SOAR) was created and is maintained by Hannah West of Hannah West Design, LLC in Jacksonville, Oregon. Its official launch was January 1, 2010. Born from concern for the ability of artists in our area to survive the pressures of the economic collapse of 2008, our goal was to make our art community easier to explore online. After months of careful consideration, we created an online directory to serve as a hub for with links to regional artists and galleries. We envisioned the Southern Oregon Artists Resource as a scheduling and collaboration reference for galleries, venues, and event planners, as well as a planning resource for residents and for visitors coming to enjoy the rich palette of southern Oregon arts and culture. Ten years later, we are grateful that the site has worked so well to make it convenient for the art-loving public to explore and connect with the southern Oregon art community.

Your source for information about the arts in southern Oregon!

Southern Oregon is home to unique and diverse creative talent. From distinguished fine artists to innovative outsiders, our region boasts national and international award winners and promising emerging artists. We host a spectacular array of annual art, theater, music, food and wine festivals to delight residents and visitors. Southern Oregon Artists Resource (SOAR) helps you keep up with arts and culture activities in Medford, Ashland, Jacksonville, Grants Pass, and more cities throughout our beautiful region.

Southern Oregon Artists Resource works for art lovers!

Visit the Southern Oregon Artists Resource for information about artists and art galleries, art events, art education opportunities and more, all in one convenient hub! The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is a valuable reference for galleries, venues and event planners. Most importantly, SOAR provides information visitors and residents need to plan their arts activities. The arts community of southern Oregon is spread across a wide region—why try to explore it with time-consuming searches and visits to individual websites? The Southern Oregon Artists Resource makes it easy to find the artists and galleries you want to see!

Whether you live here, come to visit friends and family, or plan a vacation, we encourage you to explore the arts in southern Oregon. Come for the internationally acclaimed Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and the Britt Music Festival in Jacksonville, and stay to experience our well-rounded arts and cultural offerings. Use the Southern Oregon Artists Resource to help you enjoy the rich palette of Southern Oregon to its fullest!

Visit Our Blog

Southern Oregon Artists Resource works for artists!

Southern Oregon Artist Resource provides helpful information for professional and aspiring artists, including:

  • Art classes and workshops
  • Art suppliers
  • Artist services
  • Framing
  • Fine art printers
  • Artist groups and organizations
  • Marketing and promotion services

For information on how listing with the Southern Oregon Artist Resource can benefit established, emerging, and newly relocated artists in southern Oregon, click the button and visit this page.

Read More

Southern Oregon Artists Resource works for parents and their kids!

Parents seeking to include the arts in their children’s education will find many opportunities here to increase their kids’ exposure to fine art. Many artists offer group art classes and private art instruction. Galleries and art centers throughout the region offer art activities, summer art camps, classes and workshops. The arts provide a means of self expression and creativity that strengthens their personal identity. Furthermore, experience in the arts instills confidence that will serve them all their lives. Arts education, therefore, ensures a well-rounded education that will help your kids shine as they enter the specialties they choose. Be a proactive parent! Visit Southern Oregon Artist Resource often to keep up with current classes from art centers and teaching artists!

Classes and Workshops

Latest Posts from Our Members

Check out new works, artist insights, classes, workshops and more, all in one online venue!

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource’s blog syndicates the blogs of our members. As a result, you can review posts by artists, galleries, artist groups, and more…all in one place. You can even view any member’s posts from their member profile. Click the title of a post to visit the author’s blog and follow your favorites. Our artist members publish everything art, so you will find new works and insights into their creative process in addition to upcoming classes, workshops, and shows. Gallery members regularly post about new art exhibitions, opening receptions, and special art events. Local art supply stores post sales and discounts, as well as special events where you can explore mediums and materials you haven’t used before. We even have artists who make their own non-toxic, eco-friendly art supplies for kids and professionals! Thanks to the contributions of our members, Southern Oregon Artists Resource is a wealth of information for everyone who loves art. Below is a sampling of posts from our artist members. Visit our blog or find the artist, gallery, or art-related business you want to learn more about in the menu above to find much more.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about SOAR! Is there something about SOAR you’d like to know but don’t see above?  Please contact us with your questions or comments.

Site Credits

Social media icons PNG used in our listing pages: Watercolor vector created by freepik –