Rogue Gallery Art Center





2011 Exhibitions




An Oregon Love Story
Works by Betty LaDuke

Betty LaDuke: An Oregon Love StorySeptember 16 – October 28, 2011

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center presents An Oregon Love Story: Works by Betty LaDuke. The exhibition includespaintings, prints, and drawings by the renowned artist. Themes of family, community, and nature can be seen throughout the work and reveal the artist’s passion for the place and the people that have sustained her life in southernOregon over the past 50 years. 

An emeritus professor of art from Southern Oregon University, LaDuke is the author of six books about her experiences and those of other women artists throughout the world, and has exhibited herpaintings, sketches and murals in more than 300 solo shows. She resides and creates in Ashland, Oregon.



Men Going to Pieces


Aug. 5 – Sept. 10

Men Going to Pieces brings together four male artists who each create work using fragments, sections, layers, or small pieces to compose their art. Though Bruce Bayard, Keith Johnson, Peter Van Fleet, and Mark McKibben work in different ways using different materials and processes, these artists demonstrate a shared perspective about contemporary life  -  that the world might just be falling apart.



Art About Agriculture 2011
Ways into the Region


Katherine Ace ~ Still Life with the Outside

Katherine Ace
oil alkyd w/ mixed media, 36" x 36"


June 17 – July 29

Art About Agriculture, a traveling showorganized by Oregon State University in Corvallis, recognizes professional and emerging Pacific Northwest artists whose work investigates the visual resources of the science and practice that sustains human life: agriculture and rural livelihoods.

A concurrent showing of vintage fruit crate labels will be on display in the Members’ and Student galleries.

The Pacific Northwest is a rousing place that inspires artists living within its diverse ecosystems. This exhibition showcases artistic perspectives that offer understanding into the values and deeper meaning of the region's salient natural resources.

Illustrated Talk

A History of the Pear Industry in Southern Oregon

Thursday, July 21, 7:00pm

Using pear crate labels and historical photos, Sue Naumes illustrates the history of the pear industry in the region. A selection of labels will be on display.




Between Earth & Sky – Art in Bloom Invitational  


Between Earth & Sky - Art in Bloom Invitational

Between Earth & Sky — Art in Bloom Invitational


May 6 – June 10

This exhibition coincides with the 12-year old Art in Bloom Festival, a weekend outdoor art celebration located in downtown Medford that surrounds RGAC and draws over 400 visitors during the festival. Veering from the exhibition’s tradition of spotlighting spring-themed work, this year artists have been chosen who are working with materials and from perspectives that stretch the interpretation of the vernal season. Leave it to artists to challenge our assumptions and this show will certainly do so!

Invited Artists Include 
Linda Boutecoff
Jim Chamberlin
Tom Glassman
Pat Holton
Denise Kester
Meredith Page
Harriet Rex Smith
Mike Smith
Leona Keene Sewitsky

The show presents a diversity of mediums such as mixed media painting, photo-illustration, encaustic, photography, assemblage, sculpture, watercolor painting, printmaking, and oil painting.




Artist Teen Mentoring Project (ATMP)

April 8 – 21, 2011

ATMP offers up a display of work from the program, which pairs professional artists with high school art students in a working relationship of a minimum 30 hours, resulting in a student portfolio of creative work.

Sponsored by Lithia Motors, Inc.



Rogue Valley Biennial

February 18 – March 31, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, February 18, 5 – 7pm

The Rogue Valley Biennial presents the ‘art of our time’ — showcasing artists from the region whose creative work is innovative, compelling, and timely in form and content — selected by jurors Bruce Bayard, Cody Bustamante, and Anne DiSalvo.

A Salon des Refusés featuring works that were not selected by the jurors held in the neighboring Organic Natural Café.

Sponsored by the Jackson County Cultural Coalition & Medford Art Commission



Sea Curtains by Audrey Sochor

January 7 – February 8, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, January 7, 5 – 7pm

Sea Curtains will transform the Main Gallery into an underwater environment with mixed media, fabric, and light. Sea Curtains, which premiered at RGAC in 2000, has traveled throughout venues in Oregon since its creation and returns in an expanded state with hundreds of new elements. Sochor's installation includes preparatory sketches and schematics enabling the audience to discern the working of her creative process.




Featured Artists in the Members Gallery

September / October 2011: Lucy Warnick • acrylic landscape painting

JULY to AUGUST 2011: Collage / Watercolor by Alice Stambaugh

JUNE 2011: Mixed Media / Found Object work by Tommi Drake



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