Crazy Birds and Assemblage Sculpture

Hand build "Crazy Bird" vase, by Cheryl Kempner

“Air and Fire” by Elin Babcock includes Assemblage Sculptures and Lyrical Abstract paintings. Cheryl Kempner will highlight “Clay Birds, Birdhouses, and Blossoms.”

Chuck Close: Face Forward Showing at the Schneider Museum of Art this Summer


The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University is pleased to announce an important exhibition, Chuck Close: Face Forward – from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, which will be on view from Friday, June 19 through Saturday, September 5, 2015. There will be a public opening reception featuring wines generously donated by Eliana Wines, and music by Modern Prometheus Jazz Company, on Thursday, June 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Chuck Close: Face Forward – from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation was made possible through a generous loan from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. The show features a comprehensive range of works by this revered American artist. Highlighted in this exhibition are a wide array of Close‘s etchings, linocuts, lithographs, screen prints, woodcuts, and paper-pulp multiples. This exhibition was organized and curated by Erika Leppmann, Director, Schneider Museum of Art, Oregon Center for the Arts, Southern Oregon University. Chuck Close, one of the most influential artists of our time, earned his reputation by continuously reinventing portraiture.  He developed his signature style in the late 1960s when he painted his […]

One Woman Show


One woman show of five months worth of contemporary collages.

R and J Gumaelius, sculpture and Vince Carl, paintings

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Collaborating artists and husband and wife, ROBIN and JOHN GUMAELIUS incorporate ceramic, steel and wood to create animated human and birdlike sculptures. Their works are comical, bizarre and highly inventive. Robin says, “Radio stories, history books, biking adventures, gardening notes, neighbors spied, strangers watched in stores and parks and cars jangle together in our heads and come so freely to our fingers that when we see the pieces finished we are often delighted – as if we are not their creators; they just come to talk with us for a while and then leave again”. In their unique working relationship, Robin and John combine both skill and imagination together as an artistic team to build a singularly unusual world out of clay and mixed media. The couple and their four young children live in a wooded environment near the coast in Washington. While starting with a treehouse, they have also built their own home, studio, barn and lush garden. VINCE CARL has shifted from his focus on the figure to abstraction with great success after several years of hard work as his process evolved technically and philosophically.

“Lithia Park-The Jewel of Ashland” paintings by Marilyn Hurst

Capturing the sense of this magnificent park has been a joyful journey for me. is my hope I have touched the viewer with my

Dogs Look Good in Blue, Watercolors by Rachel Jean Fisher

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Pet portraiture by Rachel Jean Fisher in the Artist Underground (Studio #1B, lower level), and upstairs in Studio #5, Beaded Tapestries by Thalia Keple and Wearable Art by Marty Hogan. Live music and refreshments for the First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

JEGA Gallery Contemporary Art Exhibit

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JEGA Gallery and Working Studio features a range of contemporary art in a variety of media which entices you to think, debate, laugh & enjoy work by preeminent Northwest artists!