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Guest Artist

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Daniel Schlender

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"Oregon Landscapes"

Photography

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COMMUNITY

In The Arts

At the Emerald Art Center

Join the Community of Artists at Emerald Art Center

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

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm

Chamber Music Amici call for artists
Deadline January 15th, 2017

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

December Guest Artist:  Daniel Schlender, Photographer.  “Oregon Landscapes”

Second Friday Art Walk 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Join Emerald Art Center every second Friday for lively evening of art in Springfield.  Meet and greet our featured artists, learn from artist demos and enjoy and evening out on the town!

Call to Artists

It’s time for the annual art contest for Chamber Music Amici!  Help Amici ‘capture the beauty and excitement of chamber music’.   Submit your original art, two-dimensional media, photography, digital art by January 15th, 2017.  Art will be on display at Emerald Art Center for the month of February.  There will be a reception the evening of February 27th.

Art Contest entry form

Art Contest poster

 

MEMBER NEWS

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

Members’ Meeting & Potluck:    December 20th, 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.

Members Holiday Party  December 13th, 6:00-8:00 pm.  Members are invited to join us at the art center for a wonderful evening socializing with other artists, enjoying a wonderful buffet dinner and celebrate the swearing in of new board members.  Music provided by Fiddlin’ Sue for your enjoyment!

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

 

 

Workshop February 2017

“Brown Bag it” Collage workshop with Bev Soasey.  Creativity in a paper bag.  Explore ways to create texture and interest.  Learn how to apply paper and objects, what ever comes to mind as the work proceeds!  Whether you have experience or not, you’ll learn some of Bev’s techniques and add your personality to your  own work of art.  Come be inspired!

Workshops for March 2017

“Going Green” Watercolor workshop with award winning artist and instructor Linda Aman.  This workshop is designed to help you develop your eye and skills for using a variety of greens in your art.  We will use premixed greens as well as greens you create.  Some mixes will add warmer or cooler colors to enhance understanding of color theory and the variety you can use to bring harmony in your work.  The painting will concentrate on the techniques for luminous greens in a succulent.

Watercolor workshop with Dale Kurtz will emphasize the importance of texture to create interesting vegetation (trees, bushes, grasses and distant hillsides) and skies (especially thunderheads) to give painting depth and contrast.  Dale will provide spray bottles and useful techniques to show the student how to create a variety of textures unique to his paintings.  He will perform a variety of exercises to help students understand value and color.

 Workshops for April 2017
Empower your art with texture, color and focus in this mixed media workshop with Alx Fox.  Unleash your creativity!  During this three day workshop, through the use of texture, innovative layering techniques and bold color using acrylics, explore new ways to enhance your creative process with fresh ideas.  This will be an exhilarating time to unleash your passion for creating distinctive works.  Discover mark making to enhance your point of focus.  Loosen up and enjoy the freedom of creating dynamic abstracts with the use of bold blended colors, emphasis will be on discovering your own intuitive way of expression through art.

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.

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.

Stay tuned for new adult classes coming in 2017!

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Make Holiday Cards, December 10thCreate beautiful holiday cards with Ellen Gabehart

Picture This! December 17thLearn how to transfer a favorite picture using packing tape!

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.

Holiday Hours

Emerald Art Center will be closed December 24th through January 2nd, 2017 to allow our employees and volunteers to enjoy the holidays.  Make sure to visit the art center by December 22nd  for our “Small Treasures” by our artist members – affordable art for the holiday season!

Holiday Sale!

Saturday, December 10th, 12:00-5:00 pm.  Visit the gallery to find it filled with artists selling their holiday wares.  Affordable prices, great gifts!

 

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