How to start blogging on our site

To begin blogging you must login. There are two ways to log in.

1) Use the edit icon (pencil circled in red) on the "Guild Blog" page:

2) Use the "Member Login" sub-navigation tab below the top navigation tab, "Member Area". You may also Click here to access Member Login.

Upon login you will be taken to your personal profile page.


On your User Profile page you may:


  • Check your membership status

  • Look at membership history

  • Edit your profile contact information

  • Add additional ways you would like to volunteer

  • Add or change your art medium(s)

  • If your membership has expired you may renew it by selecting the membership plan listed under the "My Membership" tab

If you don't need to change your profile settings, select the Guild Blog in the upper navigation tabs and you can begin blogging.

Once you are logged in, you can begin blogging. Happy blogging.

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2017 ArtoberFest Call to Artists


ArtoberFest is Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 20-22 (10am - 5pm) Entries must be received no later than July 14, 2017! Please read the details for further information and registration submittal.

Artists’ booths are located at show headquarters on Rogue Community College’s Kerby Campus, which is also home to the Southern Oregon Guild Gallery & Art Center.

ArtoberFest 2016 Pictures

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Art lovers and buyers are everywhere!

I'm at Providence Hospital being prepared to go home tomorrow after hip replacement surgery yesterday. Every single person on the staff has been fantastic – caring, competent, and warmly friendly. I felt I had a whole new group of friends. I didn't talk a lot about work, but something moved me to share our Guild with one of my nurses. To my delight...
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Open Studios: How Art Is Made

Sponsored by the Grants Pass Museum of ArtWe are thrilled to announce the return of "Open Studios."Deadline to apply: May 16, 2017Event Dates:Studio Locations SOUTH of the Rogue River: September 23 & 24, 2017Studio Locations NORTH of the Rogue River: September 30 & October 1 201710am - 4pm both days(Exemptions to participating on both Satur...
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Here's a little inspiration

While exploring advice from professional bloggers about blogging, I ran across this piece by writer, Jeff Goins, about his personal transformation as a writer. As I read it, I substituted “artist” for “writer” and “create” for “write”. Other similar substitutions along the way made this into what for me is an inspiring reminder about creativity. It’s a quick read. You will find it at Let me know what you think. Joyce

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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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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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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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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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The Southern Oregon Guild Board of Directors 2015

Our Mission

The Guild’s mission is to strengthen the economic and cultural well being of southern Oregon, especially Josephine County and the Illinois Valley community, by 1) supporting local and regional artists in their professional growth; 2) providing art and culture programs for the community, and 3) encouraging the growth of the arts economy in the Southern Oregon region.

The Southern Oregon Guild Gallery Entrance

The Southern Oregon Guild
Gallery & Art Center

Located on the RCC Kerby Campus in Kerby, Oregon, the Guild Gallery and Art Center is headquarters for the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans. The Guild offers classes, special events, and ever-changing exhibits of Guild members’ work, displaying an amazing array of art and fine crafts. We are always happy to have visitors.

  • Gallery Hours are 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday - Saturday, or by appointment
  • 541-592-5019
  • 541-659-3858
A Southern Oregon Guild Gallery Workshop

The Southern Oregon Guild
Classes & Workshops

The Southern Oregon Guild Gallery, classes and workshops provide opportunities to participate or offer classes to other Guild members and the general public; a place where you can find community among artists and artisans; a place to meet, learn and share with an astonishingly wide range of artists and artisans who comprise the Guilds’ membership, throughout the entire year.


Review Our Membership Plans

Below is a list of our active memberships and we welcome your involvement!

  • Active Membership Plan
  • $47
  • Membership lasts 365 days
  • Voting Privileges
  • Consists of working artists and art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Student Membership Plan
  • $10
  • Membership lasts 365 days
  • Voting privileges
  • Consists of students who are working artists and art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Couple Membership Partner 1
  • $47
  • Memberships last 365 days
  • Both have voting privileges
  • Consists of working artists and art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Couple Membership Partner 2
  • $28
  • Memberships last 365 days
  • Both have voting privileges
  • Consists of working artists and art lovers
  • Includes online presence

If you are interested in applying for Active membership in the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans and have not yet met with a Guild Board member, contact us through Guild President, Joyce Abrams, to arrange a meeting to show your work and have your questions answered.

Or, you can pick up an application at the Guild Gallery and Art Center, learn about the Guild from the Gallery Host, and arrange to meet with a Board member.

The Guild Headquarters is located on the Rogue Community College Kerby Campus
Address: 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, Oregon.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Phone: 541-592-5019

If you want to speak to us personally we'd love to talk to you so call us at (541) 592-5019 or use our email form to contact us at the Guild.