Rogue Gallery Art Center





Past Exhibitions

2016 Exhibitions
2015 Exhibitions

2014 Exhibitions
2013 Exhibitions

2012 Exhibitions
2011 Exhibitions



2017 Exhibitions:




TIME: 2017 Annual Members’ Exhibition

November 17 – December 21, 2017

Friday, November 17, 5:00-8:00 pm

In the 2017 Rogue Gallery Annual Members’ Exhibition, over sixty artists interpret the theme of “Time”. The Annual Members’ Exhibition features work by Rogue Gallery and Art Center members and is always one of the most popular of the year.

Thomas Ommen, READY FOR RESTORATION, photograph

The Rogue Gallery has had a long history of supporting local and regional artists. This exhibit gives Rogue Gallery members an opportunity to exhibit one piece of their work on the central theme of “Time”. Over 50 artists are participating in this non-juried exhibit. Artists’ submitted artwork that reflects their personal interpretation of the theme. The exhibit includes watercolors, acrylic, and oil paintings as well as sculptures, photography, printmaking, and pastels.

Participating Artists: Bruce Allen, Rachel Barrett, Betty Barss, Bruce Bayard, Linda Boutacoff, Robert Broadway, Susan Eileen Burnes, John Campbell, Jim Curtis, Julia Dahl, Ann Di Salvo, Linda Dixon, Phyllis Earls, Anna Elkins, Linda Elesiya Evans, Kim Faucher, Debby Fisher, Cynthia Flowers, Tom Glassman, Kelly Gratton, Phyllis Gustafson, Claudia Harlow, Nomeca Hartwell, Pam Haunschild, Anna Hinkle, Howard Hunt, Marilyn Hurst, Zelpha Hutton, Jennifer Ivey, Joan Kennedy, Judy Benson LaNier, Christina Madden, Dave Mathewson, Anna May, Linda Meerten, Vera Melnyk, Kathy Morawiec, Judy Ghetti Ommen, Tom Ommen, Cecilia Pestlin, June Shepard, Margaret Stermer-Cox, Leland Struebig, Cherri Van Syoc, Daniel Verner, Doug Wallace, Karen Wallace, Gerald Westgerdes, Marilyn Westgerdes, Charlotte L. Wirfs, Walter Wirfs, Eve Margo Withrow







An Artist on the Less Traveled Road:
Ravindra C. Vasavada

November 25, 2017 – January 5, 2018

Friday, December 15, 5:00-8:00 pm

Ravindra C. Vasavada photographs nature on his hikes in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and the High Sierras of California. His photographs capture the mood of each region, its simplicity, beauty, grandeur, and immensity.






A Moment in Time:
Paintings by Trisha Stricklin

October 13–November 17, 2017

Friday, October 20, 5:00-8:00 pm 

Ashland artist Trisha Stricklin’s still life, landscape and figurative paintings are rendered sensitively and accurately in high contrast, vibrant colors.

Trisha Stricklin was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree the California College of Arts and Crafts. For twenty five years, she worked in San Francisco as a designer/art director and illustrator with companies such as the Sharper Image, Smith and Hawken, Gumps, and Williams Sonoma.

Trisha Stricklin, TANGERINES, oil painting

She moved to the Rogue Valley in 2004 and continued her commercial work. She now devotes most of her time to painting. She describes her oil paintings as “impressionistic realism.” She states, “I strive to produce an accurate rendering of my subject, but not every detail needs to be presented. There is a place for full detail, and there is a place for space and simplicity.”






Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind:

Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, Keith Johnson, 
and Dan Tilden

Sept. 29 - Nov. 10, 2017

Friday, October 20, 5:00-8:00 pm

Artists in this exhibit explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history.

Eleanor Erskine, ECLIPSE 8-21-17, 2017, etching, relief, chine colle

Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson uniquely create artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world.

Eleanor H. Erskine received a BFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA in Printmaking with special focus in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has taught at Maine College of Art, Kansas City Art Institute, Chautauqua Institute, Penland School of Crafts, and Portland State University.

Medford artist, Alx Fox is an abstract expressionist painter who is driven by her passion for self-expression through bold blended colors and distinctive textures. She studied photography, art history and design at Barat College, Lake Forest, Ill.

Zelpha Hutton was an art teacher for twenty nine years and owned Paisley Yarn Shop in Ashland for twenty three years. Her paintings are a reflection of her personal experiences, the spirit of a landscape or imaginary narration. She resides in Central Point.

Keith Johnson received a Bachelor’s of Art and a Masters of Art from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has been an active painter and printmaker for over five decades. His painting process he describes as “letting go and allowing the paint to develop its own life and its own voice”. Keith lives in Jacksonville.

Ashland artist, Dan Tilden has a passion for woodworking. Using the natural features from the tree, he turns hollow vessels, pots, and bowls on a wood lathe to create an elegant shape while keeping the piece in the most natural state possible. Using a natural edge opening, drying wet wood to warp and move, and using a knot or void in the shape adds character to the piece and lets the piece "speak for itself".






Eva Thiemann: Owls in the Wilderness 
September 21 ,2017- November 2, 2017

Oct. 3 – Nov. 2

Eva is an artist that paints in oil on canvas and draws with pencil. Eva travels much in American West and brings back images of western nature. As an avid birder, she observed rare Snowy Owls on the Washington coast, Pygmy Owls in the Ashland area, Northern Spotted Owls in the Applegate forests, and Burrowing Owls in Eastern Oregon. She had many sightings of Barred Owls, Barn Owls, and Great Horned Owls, which are common in Southern Oregon.

Eva Thiemann, WOODLAND WARDEN, oil





Pastel Vistas:
Linda Elesiya Evans

September 1–October 6, 2017

Friday, September 15, 5:00-8:00 pm 
With live music by Craig Evans on keyboard 

Phoenix Oregon artist Linda “Elesiya” Evans oil paintings and pastels reflect her love of the beauty of the Rogue Valley,the coasts, wine country, and mountains.

Linda Elesiya Evans, SERENITY, pastel





Brushes Behind the Desk: 
The Artwork of Rogue Gallery Staff

Aug. 4 – Sept. 27

Rogue Gallery's staff are also artists. On display are paintings by Kim Hearon, Executive Director; Anna May, Education Director; Rachel Barrett, Graphic Designer and prints by Ashley Clasby, Gallery Assistant

Top, Left to Right: Kim Hearon, MILL CAMP AT JOHN DAY, OREGON, 
Rachel Barrett, A SUMMER ROSE
Bottom, Left to Right: Anna May, HIGHWAY 66, Ashley Clasby, RUBBISH




Abstract Perceptions:
Paintings by Vince Carl 
and Susan Lehman

August 11–Sept 22

Friday, August 18, 5:00-8:00 pm

Left: Vince Carl, OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS, right: Susan Lehman, ALL THAT REMAINS

Rogue River artist Vince Carl and Bandon artist Susan Lehman are lifelong artists. Carl earned a BFA from Miami University and continued studying with Mitch Kaufman-Katz and Pat Enos. Lehman studied fine art and textiles at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and graduated with Distinction. Their abstract paintings are evocative of varied experiences and places with richly textured surfaces created with techniques honed over a lifetime.





Visions of Daily Life:
Drawings by Walt Wirfs

July 14 – August 25, 2017

Friday, July 21, 5:00-8:00 pm

Jacksonville artist Walt Wirfs captures the everyday joy of friends, family and strangers with their canine companions in detailed graphite drawings. His strong draftsman skills are richly displayed in these grayscale drawings. Walt Wirfs develops his work with the use of dark and light space to create these engaging images.

Walt Wirfs, LEONA AND FRIENDS, graphite





Scenes from the Unconscious
Micah Ofstedahl & 
Leona Keene Sewitsky

June 23–August 4, 2017

Friday, July 21, 5:00-8:00 pm

Left: Micah Ofstedahl, STRANGE PARADISE 1920, acrylic
Right: Leona Keene Sewitsky, SHIP OF FOOLS, sculpture

Ashland artist Micah Ofstedahl combines the conscious observations of science with the subconscious imagination of the mind in his surrealistic acrylic paintings. Jacksonville artist Leona Keene Sewitsky explores the unconscious mind in playful, dreamlike, and mysterious sculptures created from recycled objects and paper mache'.

Ashland artist Micah Ofstedahl was born and raised in Austin, Minnesota and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture and ceramics from Minnesota State University. Micah describes his work as an exploration of the unknown and the importance of its relationship to scientific and human advancement. Micah states, “I am constantly being amazed by the hidden beauty and complexity of the world and this is largely what I hope to convey to my audience.”

Leona resides in Jacksonville and has been creating artwork out of recycled objects and paper mache for eleven years. She enjoys the challenge of assembling mismatched items, sculpting and painting paperclay heads, and creating a carnival of characters. Exploring the unconscious, dream state of the mind in sculptures and assemblages, Leona creates original artwork that is humorous, familiar, and sometimes other worldly.

sponsored by:

The Rogue Gallery Board of Directors









150 Years and Still Fabulous

June 2 - July 7, 2017

Friday, June 16, 5:00-8:00 pm


Marilyn Hurst, Dancing Fields, pastel

Each year the Rogue Gallery & Art Center reflects on one of the great art movements of the past or present to inspire our member artists in their journey of creating original works of art. This year 23 artists created art with the Impressionist Art Movement as their inspiration. Works include paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor as well as encaustics, pastels, photography, and collage.

Impressionism originated in France in the mid-nineteenth century, with the emphasis on the visual impression of the moment. The artists working in the Impressionist style seek to capture the reflection of light, atmospheric essence, as well as the immediate emotion of their subject.

Exhibiting artists include:
Susan Austin, Rachel Barrett, Sandra Bartell, Linda Boutacoff, Ashley E. Clasby, Valerie Dann, Ann Di Salvo, 
Phyllis Earls, Linda Elesiya Evans, Kim Faucher, Cynthia Flowers, Tom Glassman, Howard Hunt, Marilyn Hurst, Zelpha Hutton, Judy Benson LaNier, Dave Mathewson, Anna May, Vivian McAleavey, Kathy Morawiec, Silvia Trujillo, Charlotte L. Wirfs, Walter Wirfs

As part of Rogue Gallery Impressionism exhibit we are screening documentaries about important Impressionistic painters Wednesdays at noon. The movies last approximately one hour. Screenings will take place in the newly renovated studio area, with the new, more comfortable chairs.

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017, noon: Edouard Manet
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017, noon: Edgar Degas
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017, noon: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017, noon: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Can't make it in on Wednesdays? We just added new dates to see them! They will also be screened on 
Saturdays at 2 pm, beginning June 24th

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017, 2pm: Edouard Manet
  • Saturday, July 1, 2017, 2pm: Edgar Degas
  • Saturday, July 8, 2017, 2pm: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2pm: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

The Saturday, July 15th screening will take place in the community gallery.






American Views: 
Emerging Landscapes

Paintings by Margaret 
Coe, Susan DeRosa, 
Margaret Prentice, 
Lucy Warnick

May 5 –June 16, 2017

Friday, May 19, 5:00-8:00 pm

Margaret Coe, WINDOW VIEW (detail); Susan DeRosa, MACGREGOR PARK, OREGON (detail);
Margaret Prentice, REFLECTIONS IN LATE OCTOBER (detail); Lucy Warnick, ASHLAND HILLS (detail)

American Views: Emerging Landscapes presents four Northwest artists whose paintings capture the unique characteristics and beauty of the Oregon landscape. Artists include Margaret Coe, Springfield; Susan DeRosa, Jacksonville; Margaret Prentice, Eugene; and Lucy Warnick, Medford.

A longtime resident of Eugene, Maragaret Coe received her MFAfrom the University of Oregon. She has taught art for many years at the University of Oregon, Lane Community College, and the Maude Kerns Art Center. Her expressive oil paintings with their energetic brushstrokes capture the natural ruggedness of the Northwest.

Susan DeRosa received a BFA in Drawing and Painting at Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, California. She applies acrylic paint using small brushstrokes to create paintings that glow and reflect light. This technique produces paintings that are reminiscent of the French Impressionists.

Margaret Prentice is currently Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Oregon where she taught for 26 years. She received her BFA from the Univ. of Arizona and her MFA from the Univ. of Colorado.She has exhibited her work in over 250 exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her lush landscapes in oil are realistic vistas depicting the farmlands and rolling clouds of the Willamette Valley.

Lucy Warnick received a BFA in painting from the University of Oregon and has worked as a teacher and arts administrator in Southern Oregon and Houston, Texas. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country. Viewers will recognize familiar Southern Oregon landmarks in her paintings. Lucy uses bold, uncompromising brushstrokes accented by playful black lines to create her lively paintings.




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Patterns and Proximity:
Photos by Tom Glassman

April 28–May 26, 2017

Friday, May 19, 5:00-8:00 pm

Artist Talk: 
Saturday, May 20, 1:00-2:00 pm

Tom Glassman, STONEHENGE USA, photograph

Medford photographer Tom Glassman uses abstract lines and patterns, unusual reflections, and the juxtaposition of colors and shapes to create images that are at the same time thoughtful and humorous. He photographs found objects with distinct background/foreground layers in close proximity that aren’t typically seen together. At first glance, Tom Glassman’s photography contains elements of strong composition with balanced color and form. Upon closer examination, the image may reveal a more complex pattern or invite the viewer to engage in a humorous dialogue.







In Full Bloom: Kathy Morawiec

March 30 - May 23, 2017

Klamath Falls artist Kathy Morawiec's paintings of flowers showcase her exuberant colors and brushwork.

The Berryman Gallery is located upstairs at the Craterian Theater. You may visit the gallery before the Craterian's performances; see for dates.

Kathy Morawiec, SAWYER TOOK A CHANCE, acrylic






2017 Artist Teen 
Mentoring Project

April 14–April 28, 2017



Friday, April 21

5:00-8:00 pm

This exhibition is a culmination of Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s annual project that pairs professional artists with Rogue Valley high school students for intensive study and interaction. On display is the creative work of both teens and mentoring artists, which includes painting in acrylic and oil, assemblage, printmaking, pen and ink, charcoal, and sculpture.

Through the program, the students learn new techniques to use in their work, how to present their work in an exhibit, and gain insight to the life of a professional artist. Teen artists had the opportunity to work with an established artist to create art in a variety of media. To be accepted into the program, the teens went through an application process that included a portfolio review, a written essay, letters of recommendation, and an interview. The selected students for the program spent ten weeks with their mentors, learning and practicing techniques and preparing their work for display. The time, talent, and dedication are evident in the quality of artwork on display that includes abstract, expressionism, impressionism, and realistic styles.

Mentor artists are Jenny Calaba, Sheri Dinardi, David Masters, Nancy Jo Mullen, and Silvia Trujillo. Students are from Cascade, Eagle Point, Logos Charter, South Medford, and St. Mary’s high school, and include Emma Bennion, Maia Bierwirth, Christina Cannon, Alyssa Dunham, Brieann Fitch, Matt Hearon, Alyssa Patterson, and Sophia Von Haden.




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Elementary Arts Outreach Student Show

April 7–April 21, 2017

Reception: Friday, April 21, 5:00-8:00 pm

Artwork by local 5th grade students in the Rogue Gallery’s outreach program.

Sponsored by the Lichtenwalner Family






Illuminated Word
Solar Plate Intaglios of Barbara Mason and 
Poetry of Paulann Petersen

February 24–March 31, 2017

Reception: Friday, March 3, 5:00-8:00 pm

Barbara Mason, VARIANCE (detail), solarplate intaglio

Portland, Oregon artist Barbara Mason has created intaglio prints inspired by and infused with the poetry of former Oregon Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen. The bold lines and expressive shapes in Barbara’s prints meld with Paulann’s poetic verse in a rhythmic, musical cadence.








Revealing Shadows:
Works on Paper by Zeno Thanes

March 3 – March 31, 2017

Reception: Friday, March 3, 5:00-8:00 pm

Medford artist Zeno Thanes explores shadows as pictorial concepts to symbolically indicate hidden, dark or surprising aspects of reality.

Zeno Thanes, SUSPICIOUS OF THE SHADOW, graphite on paper









March 9 – March 18, 2017

This special exhibit includes work in a variety of media including acrylic, collage, gouache, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography and watercolor.

Participating artists:Jennifer Bagwell, Rachel Barrett, Lynette Elita, Christina Cannon, Ashley E. Clasby, Carol Cochran, Suzanne Etienne, Joyce Feigner, Cynthia Flowers,Kim Hearon, Mary Hoskins, Jennifer Ivey, Mary Ann Macey, Claudia Marchini, Anna May, Susan Murphey, Richard Newman, Jody Palzer, Terri Regotti, Patrick Ryan, Margaret Stermer-Cox, Red Thompson, Greg Thweatt, Doug Wallace, Karen Wallace


Winning pieces will be on view until April 4, 2017

Margaret Stermer Cox “Irish Breakfast Tea “ watercolor







Men at (Art) Work
Miles Frode, David Masters, Allen Smith

January 11 – February 17, 2017

Reception: Friday, January 20, 5:00-8:00 pm

Southern Oregon artists Miles Frode, David Masters, and Allen Smith explore the rational, spiritual, and emotional aspects of the human experience in large scale abstract artwork. Exhibit includes paintings in acrylic and oil, collages, and assemblages.

Miles Frode, ESCHER’S WET-NURSE, AND GONDOLIER (detail), mixed media
David Masters, ALL THE HIDDEN PLACES (detail), assemblage
Allen Smith, NOUMENON 9 SYMPHONY OF LIFE (detail), oil


Men at (Art) Work includes three Northwest artists. All three are male artists in their early thirties who are passionate in their pursuit of creating art. Miles Frode has been an artist since childhood. He was the winner of the Rogue Gallery's 2014 Biennial. "Jurors Choice". He resides in Talent, Oregon. Working intuitively, Miles work is bold, expressionistic, and active. David Masters received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL and a MFA from Kent State University, Kent, OH. He has exhibited throughout the Unites States and resides in Medford, Oregon. David’s assemblages and paintings invite the viewer to experience the work from various angles seeing new images and prespectives. Allen Smith received a BFA from Abilene Christian University and a MA in teaching from Southern Oregon University. He is an art teacher with Logos Charter School. He has exhibited throughout the Northwest and resides in Medford, Oregon. Allen’s paintings are deeply contemplative and introspective.







Calligraphy by Diane Amarotico and Cynthia Mish

January 13 – February 17, 2017

Reception: Friday, January 20, 5:00-8:00 pm

The Art in the Letter exhibit celebrates the art form of Calligraphy. Artists Diane Amarotico and Cynthia Mish are accomplished artists in the medium of Calligraphy.

left: Diane Amarotico, 45 (detail), watercolor, ink
right: Cynthia A. Mish, ALPHA BETA (detail), watercolor, gold


Each artist creates letters and numbers that transcend the function of just a symbol. Letters, words, numbers, and phrases are elevated and transformed to beautiful artistic expression. Cynthia Mish trained at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. She taught calligraphy in several colleges in Los Angeles and at Southern Oregon University. Her calligraphy has been published in Paris, California and Oregon. Diane Amarotico studied calligraphy and book binding at the Roehampton Institute in London trained under Friedrich Neugebauer in Salzburg, Austria. Her work has been shown and published in American as well as Europe. Both artists reside in Ashland, Oregon.



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