Susan Applegate: A Canopy of Briars
October 11 – November 15, 2013, Reception: Friday, Oct. 18, 5-8:00pm
Paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor by Oregon artists Susan Applegate reflect her personal mission to remove the encroaching blackberry brambles from her ranch in Yoncalla, Oregon. These lively paintings reveal both the beauty of the plant’s fruit and her humorous struggle with conquering the thorny vines.
Upon returning to her family’s ranch in Yoncalla, Oregon, Susan Applegate began a quest to restore a once beautiful oak grove on the property. For many years the grove had been overgrown with blackberry brambles. Her quest became an ongoing obsession of conquering the blackberries. Using this struggle for her inspiration, she created the paintings that comprise the exhibit: “A Canopy of Briars”. Her work includes beautiful renditions of blackberry bushes and charming animals that surround the plants. They also include humorous portrayals of her battle with what she calls the “blackberry goddess”. The exhibit also displays examples of Susan’s large landscapes. “While many of Susan’s paintings will make you laugh, her landscapes will amaze you with their lush dreamlike quality,” says executive director Kim Hearon.
Susan Applegate graduated with a degree in Art Education from the University of Oregon. Her art career includes work as an art teacher, a book illustrator, a muralist, and a painter. She has exhibited throughout the northwest. Her murals can be viewed in Roseburg and Eugene. She resides on her family’s ranch in Yoncalla, Oregon.
The works of Gayla Snow
October 11 – October 31, 2013, Reception: Friday, Oct. 18, 5-8:00pm
In the Rogue Gallery’s Community Gallery the works of Gayla Snow will be on display through the month of October. Gayla has a unique approach to creating her art. All her artwork is comprised of candy wrappers. By gluing overlapping candy wrappers she develops bright, bold colors and patterns. “Brilliant colors of chocolate foil candy wrappers remind me of the stained glass windows I saw as a child. Ordinary candy wrappers, usually crumpled, torn and discarded by most are elevated to prominence and stature…” states Gayla. Her work includes 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional pieces.
“Gayla’s work is completely unique. It is lively and fun for all ages,” says executive director Kim Hearon. This exhibit is on display in the Rogue Gallery’s Community Gallery space.
October 11 – November 30
The artwork of local plein air artist Silvia Trujillo will be featured now until the end of November in the Berryman Gallery. The Berryman Gallery is located upstairs at the Craterian Theater, 23 South Central Avenue, Medford. Silvia’s love of the natural world takes her into the realms of landscape, portraiture, animals, and botanicals.
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This Saturday! Free Family Saturday
October 12, noon – 2pm
Free and fun art projects in the Rogue Studio and
art hunts in the Main Gallery once a month.
Drink & Draw: You Can Draw for Beginners taught by Ted Helard
Artist Teen Mentoring Project application deadline: October 15!
The Artist Teen Mentoring Project: ATMP 2014 at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a unique opportunity for select high school juniors and seniors to experience 20- 30 hours of mentoring with a professional artist where they learn a new art technique and create a work of art that will be professionally exhibited.
Click HERE For application
|CALLS TO ARTISTS|
|Rogue Gallery & Art Center will be accepting submissions to the Members’ Gallery November 1 & 2. Bring in three pieces to be juried. Check out our Members’ Gallery information on our Calls to Artists page HERE for more details.All Rogue Gallery & Art Center member artists are invited to submit a work of art to this year’s Members’ Show, “Interpretations of Self”. The theme suggests that the work represent, be inspired by, or conceptually related to interpretations of self. This could be a self-portrait, art work reflecting a part of your personality, or a creative expression of how you define “self”. Drop off will be November 16. Details available HERE.
Goodbean in Jacksonville is accepting submissions for their “Angels” show which runs November 30 through December 31. Please e-mail images of your angel or Christmas related artwork to Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide her with your phone number. You may also contact her with questions.
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