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Art Glass by Southern Oregon Guild Members

Art Glass: made with fire, sand and the elements


Art Glass

Glassblowers, stained glass artists, and sculptors create vessels, windows and other amazing objects of beauty.

Ceramics by Southern Oregon Guild Members

Ceramics: the magic of shaping, glazing & heating clay



Guild members’ beautiful ceramics range from purely decorative art work to every-day functional pieces.

Design by Southern Oregon Guild Members

Design: from websites to garments to homes



Designers create things large and small by integrating many simple elements into complex entities both real and virtual.

Fiber & Fabric Art by Southern Oregon Guild Members

Fiber & Fabric Art: stitching, felting & weaving


Fiber & Fabric Arts

From functional fine crafts to art to wear or display, fibers from plants and animals provide a medium to create

Illustration by Southern Oregon Guild Members

Illustration: bringing words to life in stylistic imagery



Artists add the visual dimension to stories and poetry in books, magazines, film and other print or digital media.

Jewelry & Metal Art by Southern Oregon Guild Members

Jewelry & Metal Art: beads, gems and metals make beautiful art


Jewelry & Metal Art

Whether adornment for the body or stand-alone objects, see imaginative work with metals, beads, gems and more.

Mixed Media by Southern Oregon Guild Members

Mixed Media: combining media and materials to make art


Mixed Media

Varied artistic skills and unexpected elements come together to create unique Two– and Three– dimensional art.

Paintings and printmaking by Southern Oregon Guild Members

Painting & Printmaking: imagery on paper, canvas, wood and more


Painting & Printmaking

Using pencil, ink, paint and electronic media to express emotions and ideas through pictures seen in the mind’s eye.

Performance & Language Arts by Southern Oregon Guild Members

Performance & Language Arts: words, music, acting—other art dimensions


Performance & Language Arts

Drama, dance, music, acting, literature—all create profound experiences for mind and body.

Photography & Videography by Southern Oregon Guild Members

Photography & Videography: capturing still and moving images


Photography & Videography

Whether still images or moving pictures, the visionary's art illuminates the beauty and stories of the world around us.

Sculpture by Southern Oregon Guild Members

creating remarkable dimensional art



Clay, stone, wood, metal and found objects become wonderful dimensional art at the hands of creative sculptors.

Woodwork by Southern Oregon Guild Members

Woodwork: wood finely crafted into functional art



The craft of fine woodworking demands vision, precision and the deep knowledge of tools, techniques and fine woods.


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Art Trivia 3

What artist is described below?

Though her family objected to her becoming a professional artist, this artist began studying painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at the age of 15.  Although about 1/5 of the students there were female, most of them viewed art as a socially valuable skill, bur few of them were desired to make art their career. At the time, it was quite improper for females to draw from live figures and instead they drew from casts of figures.

Some early critics of her work claimed this artist’s colors were too bright (she actually darkened some of them to make them more acceptable) and that her portraits were too accurate to be flattering to the subjects and only after many years was her work widely appreciated. Her popular reputation is based on a series of rigorously drawn, tenderly observed, yet largely unsentimental paintings and prints on the theme of the mother and child. (Source:Wikipedia)

A)Berthe Morisot

B) Mary Cassatt

C) Cheryl Dolan

D) Helen Frankenthaler

E) Judith Leyster


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And the answer is Jeff Koons who rose to prominence in the mid-1980s as part of a generation of artists who explored the meaning of art in a media-saturated era. He gained recognition in the 1980s and subsequently set up a factory-like studio (Andy Warhol did this too) in a SoHo in New York. It was staffed with over 30 assistants, each assigned to a different aspect of producing his work. Today, he has a huge factory and employs 90 to 120 assistants. Koons developed a color-by-numbers system, so that each of his assistants could execute his canvases and sculptures as if they had been done "by a single hand". Koons feels art takes you outside yourself, takes you past yourself. and that his artwork has been a journey to remove his own anxiety. He believes the more anxiety you can remove, the more free you are to make that gesture, whatever the gesture is. That anxiety removal is first within the artist, but then it goes outward, and is shared with other people. And if the anxiety is removed everything is close,and available, and it's just this little bit of confidence, or trust, that people have to delve into. [from Wikipedia]

So how would you rate your artist confidence level?
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Some more art trivia

What American artist is known for working with popular culture subjects and his reproductions of banal objects—such as balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces?

His works have sold for substantial sums, including at least one world record auction price for a work by a living artist. On November 12, 2013, this artist's Balloon Dog (Orange) sold at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York City for US $58.4 million, becoming the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction.

A. Jasper Johns

B. Christopher Wool

C Andy Warhol

D. Jeff Koons

See the answer on August 11!


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Art trivia anyone?

As you know, Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings most of them in the last two years of his life in France, where he died. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterized by bold colors and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. His suicide at 37 followed years of mental illness and poverty.

How many paintings did Vincent Van Gogh sell during his lifetime? Do you think it was 

  1. Thirty-two
  2. Three hundred twelve
  3. One
  4. Over four hundred

Tune in May 12 for the answer :-)

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