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Photography at the Emerald

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1st Annual Autumn Juried Exhibition

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500 Main St., Springfield OR 97477 (541) 726-8595

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm

Emerald Art Center is a place where beginning and established artists join together to create and show their art in a historic building in downtown Springfield. And it’s a place for people in the community to view local and national art shows as well as attend classes and other events.  Come for a visit today.  Enjoy the art.  Become a member.

HAPPENINGS AT EMERALD ART CENTER

First Annual Photography at the Emerald – National Juried Show

Photography at the Emerald 1st Annual Autumn National Juried Exhibition – Featuring more than 90 images from photographers across the United States. This national juried photography exhibition was conceived to recognize and reward excellence in fine art photography from all over the United States, and augments the decades long Emerald Art Center National Juried Spring Exhibition for painters. Jurors are nationally recognized photographers Susie Morrill (Chair – Photography at Oregon, Founding Member – PhotoZone Gallery, and Instructor – LCC), David Turner (Senior Instructor – University of Oregon), and Ron Jude (Associate Professor – University of Oregon).  Showing now through September 30th, don’t miss it!

Award Ceremony and Opening Reception will be Friday, September 9th from 5 – 8 pm.

UPCOMING IN OCTOBER

24th Annual Springfield Mayor’s Art Show, October 8 through 28th. Opening Reception on Friday, Oct. 7th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. See the Show Brochure for details about entering your art for the show.  Intake for the Mayor’s Art Show is October 1st 11:00-4:00,  – Don’t miss it!

MEMBER NEWS

Board of Director’s Meeting: September 20, 10 am-12 pm. Regular meeting of our Board of Directors. Members are always welcome to attend.

Members’ Meeting & Potluck:  September 20, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Join artists/members for a themed potluck with artist demos, lectures and surprises.  People who are interested in joining Emerald Art Center are welcome to attend these meetings as well to learn more about the center and get acquainted with other artists. This month we will have a mat cutting demo from 7:00-8:30, potluck starts at 6:00. This will be a very informative demonstration that artists will not want to miss!  Put it on your calendar now.

In Memoriam:  It is with a heavy heart that we note the passing of Todd Peterson. Todd was amazing with his dedication and hard work on the Emerald Art Center web site.  He was always willing to help out providing support and inspiration where he could.

We have been accepting donations for EAC on behalf of the Peterson family as a memorial to Todd. Todd’s memory will continue to be honored and remembered as the very important part of EAC.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

Rogene Manus “Artful Paper Clay: Learning the FUNdamentals” Sept. 15 – 16, 2016 Learn the basics of paper clay work as well as finishing, acrylic painting, and collage techniques.  This unique and innovative process is great for beginners and advanced students alike.  They’ll wonder “how did you do that?”

Susan Bourdet “Dramatic Lighting & Texture”  October 3-5th, 2016: 10 am – 4 pm. You will learn techniques to achieve dark rich backgrounds and dramatic lighting in your nature paintings through impressionistic foregrounds and backgrounds, wet-into wet backgrounds, and various techniques for the colors and textures in nature. There will be demonstrations and lots of painting.

Jo Dunnick “Add Tools to Your Watercolor Toolbox” October 17-20th, 2016: 10 am – 4 pm. Two things I hear a lot: “Watercolor is so hard!” or “I want to paint looser!” I see watercolor as versatile rather than difficult. It becomes “less hard” as you figure out how the paint and paper work together. Looseness can be achieved by experimenting with different techniques (many of which defy control) like spray starch, straw, soap, bubble wrap, alcohol, “paint pushers” and using different types of paper. We’ll use Yupo, Canson Montval 140 CP, Arches 140 CP to find how each one can give us different results.

Technique and paper is only half the story… the other half is “letting go”, letting the paint and paper take you on a journey and trust that it will be ok! We will move quickly so that you do not have a lot of time to worry and nitpick. Your experience as a painter does not matter. Your willingness to relax, play and explore does. – Jo Dunnick

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Open Figurative Drawing Sessions.  Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Weekly sessions with a model who at the end of each session chooses her favorite drawing for display in the gallery for the week. $6 for 2 1/2 hours.

Adult Painting Classes.  Thursday evenings 7 – 10 pm.  Come join artist, Alan M. Clark, for weekly painting sessions.  Alan provides guidance to all artists seeking instruction in acrylic, drawing and illustration. $15 for 3 hours.

Open Studio. Fridays 11 am-4 pm. Bring your favorite painting or other art project to work on in the company of other creatives.  Open studio is always FREE.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Create your own Totem Pole! September 24th – Learn to sculpt and design your own personal totem pole out of clay!  Call soon to register.

Youth Art Works! Free Saturday Art Classes for Kids Ages 6-12. See Children’s Classes page for information on eight classes in July and August. Class size is limited. Call (541) 726-8595 to register.

ARTS IN THE NEWS

The Register Guard featured a great story on our free cartooning class offered last Saturday for children 6-12. Click the link to read the story.

Lane Monthly magazine featured a full page article about activities at the art center in their edition on “Celebrating the Arts.” Click the link to read the story.

Current Workshops

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Thank you to the following sponsors of our 1st Annual Photagraphy at the Emerald Juried Exhibition

Thanks again

Jeff and Marilou Heriot – Washburne Cafe

Don Strouf – Ducko’s Custom Framing

Don Gustavson – Don Gustavson Photography

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