Rogue Gallery Art Center





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2018 Exhibitions:





Don’t Fence Me In
2018 Annual Members Exhibit

November 9–December 21, 2018

Reception:  Friday, November 16, 5:00-8:00 pm

Member artists of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center were

encouraged to express themselves without boundaries

as the title “Don’t Fence Me In” implies. Exhibit includes over eighty artists in various media and style.

Participating artists include:

Bruce Allen, Charles Anderson, Robert Arieas,

Betty Barss, Sue Bennett, Linda Boutacoff, PJ Boyd,

Susan Eileen Burnes, Sarah F. Burns, Leonard Burton, Violet Burton, Katy Cauker, Millie Clarke,

Dawna Curler, Valerie Dann, Susan DeRosa,

Anna Elkins, Cynthia Flowers, Alx Fox, Miles Frode, Tom Glassman, Jay Gordon, Nancy Graham,

Cherri Van Syoc, Freedom, acrylic on Yupo paper

Kelly Gratton, Carla Griffin, Phyllis Gustafson, Lane Hall, Claudia Harlow, John Hawkins, Rebecca Hawkins, Linda Henning, Anna Hinkle, Howard Hunt, Marilyn Hurst, Zelpha Hutton, Jennifer Ivey, Paul Jorizzo, Joan Kennedy, Judy Benson LaNier, Shahnaz LeRoy, Betsy Lewis, Katherine Lundgren, Mary Ann Schofield Macey, Christina Madden, Dave Mathewson, Vivian McAleavey, Vera Melnyk, Kathy Morawiec, Victoria Morgan, Kay Myer, Judy Ghetti Ommen, Kristen O'Neill, Walt Padgett, Carolyn Patten, JoAnn Pearce, Cecilia Pestlin, Charlotte Peterson, Linda Purdom, Susan Quinn, Janice Rosenberg, Mary Ruzich, Barbara Schack, Ginny Schaw, Desmond Serratore, Lo Smucker, Darlene Southworth, Leland Struebig, Sheryl Swift, Eva Thiemann, Greg Thweatt, Silvia Trujillo, Peter Van Fleet, Cherri Van Syoc, Mary Joette Vannice, Daniel Verner, Doug Wallace, Gerald Westgerdes, Marilyn Westgerdes, Charlotte L. Wirfs, Walter Wirfs, Eve Margo Withrow, and Sue Yamins



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Southern Oregon Impressions 
by Marilyn Hurst

October 5-November 16, 2018

Reception:  Friday, October 19, 5:00-8:00 pm

Southern Oregon artist Marilyn Hurst finds inspiration for her paintings in various subjects like a peaceful landscape, beautiful flowers or the character of an old barn. She works primarily in pastel and watercolor. 

Marilyn Hurst, The Grand Giant Sequoia






What is the Question
Lewis Anderson & 
Darcie Sternenberg

September 14–
November 2, 2018

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

left: Lewis Anderson, Does The Boatman Come For You
right: Darcie Sternenberg, Does Nature Acknowledge Time


Southern Oregon artist Marilyn Hurst finds inspiration for her paintings in various subjects like a peaceful landscape, beautiful flowers or the character of an old barn. The exhibit includes works in pastel of woodlands, streams, and vistas. Marilyn depicts her subjects with lively colorful pastel markings that create vibrant works. She describes her artistic endeavors as pursuing a love of the artistic process and desiring to create artwork that will bring joy to others.








A Liberating Spirit:

Multimedia Works by Judith Ommen

August 31–September 28, 2018

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

Jacksonville artist Judith Ommen work in many media: collage, encaustic, oriental brush and printmaking. Her work begins with a realistic image which she alters repeatedly until it becomes an abstraction.

Judith Ommen, Algae at Waters Edge







Stories From Around the Ring
Doug Anderson

July 27–September 7, 2018

Reception:  Friday, August 17, 5:00-8:00 pm

Doug Anderson teaches painting and drawing at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. The paintings and drawings in this exhibit use provocative and sometimes humorous imagery set in carnival-like environments to expose the absurdity in our lives and in our times.

sponsored by:
the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Founders Circle

Doug Anderson, Acrobat






Sanctuary: Ceramics by 
Julia Janeway

July 20–August 24, 2018

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


Ashland artist, Julia Janeway explores the meaning of “sanctuary” in her new ceramic
works. She creates ceramic “retablos” which traditionally are paintings of saints. In her
artistic interpretation, the saints are depicted as 

Julia Janeway, Westcliffe Santo, ceramic

owls, birds, and other animals. Her inspiration for this exhibit from the time she spent living in Taos, New Mexico where retablos commonly adorn homes and churches. Julia Janeway is known for her colorful and whimsical ceramic art pieces that depict animals, geometric shapes, and botanical images.






Heat Wave:
The Works of the High Fiber Diet Artists

June 8–July 20, 2018

Reception:  Friday, June 15, 5:00-8:00 pm

High Fiber Diet is a group of over thirty fiber artists from western Oregon and southwestern Washington dedicated to expressing their interpretation of the world and themselves through the use of fiber. This exhibit is focused on the concept of heat wave. “Orange is the color of heat: hot passion, hot jazz, desert heat, tropical heat, the warmth of Mediterranean stone walls or bright flowers. We are basking in its glow.”

Jill Hoddick, BLAST OFF, detail, textile

Included in the exhibit are 29 artists who interpret the theme “heat wave” in their fiber artwork. With exceptional workmanship and unique use of fabric, the artists beautifully explore the theme in representational, abstract, and conceptual works.







Triple Strands: 
Fiber Art of Char Wirfs

May 31 - July 24, 2018

Charlotte Wirfs is a fifth generation Oregonian. She began threading needles and hand stitching with her Grandmother, at age five. Charlotte started machine sewing and photography through the 4-H programs in Tillamook County and began entering county fairs at age 12. While attending Western Oregon University in the 1960’s she completed her first quilt, a copy of one her grandmother had made in 1951. She has taken many classes on quilt making and has a collection of over two hundred contemporary, antique, and vintage quilts. 

Char Wirfs, DESERT SONG textile

Charlotte’s creative style has evolved from making quilts from traditional patterns to creating free-form quilts using newer techniques, but her work is still rooted in traditional construction. Recently Charlotte has started combining her passion for photography into her quilt making. After laying out a composition that usually includes several layers of fabric, photos, and paper, she often embellishes her piece with traditional hand and machine quilting stitches and finishes. Using strong images and bright colors, Charlotte finds solace and joy in her work. “In America, woman often expressed their creativity in their quilt making sometimes using scraps of fabric left over from their household sewing projects. It has become a tradition to share with others resulting in ever-changing ways to create beautiful quilts.” 
Please enjoy a few of Charlotte’s creations that combine her love of hand sewing and photography.








Fauvism, Colors Gone Wild:
Annual Art Movement Tribute

June 15–July 13, 2018

Reception:  Friday, June 15, 5:00-8:00 pm

Exhibiting artwork by Rogue Gallery & Art Center member

artists inspired by the Fauvism art movement. Fauvism

began in Paris in 1905. The paintings are characterized by

vivid expressionistic and nonnaturalistic color.

Participating artists include:
Rachel Barrett, Katy Cauker, Dawna Curler, 
Cynthia Flowers, Mary Hoskins, Howard Hunt, 
Jennifer Ivey, Joan Kennedy, Christina Madden, 
Antonio Martinez, Vivian McAleavey, Ginny Schaw, 
Lo Smucker, Karen Staal, Greg Thweatt, & Doug Wallace


Mary Hoskins, I LOVE DUFY, acrylic







Seductive Pathways: Photographs

by Vivian McAleavey

May 4 – June 8, 2018


Reception:  Friday, May18, 5:00-8:00 pm

Southern Oregon artist Vivian McAleavey has

wandered the American West finding magical

pathways suggesting possibilities and capturing

nature’s ability to sooth and inspire.

Vivian McAleavey, Going Home, photograph





Art in Bloom: Darla Baack, 
Vera Melnyk & Kathy Morawiec

April 27–June 1, 2018

Reception:  Friday, May18, 5:00-8:00 pm

This beautiful exhibit features works from three Northwest artists; Kathy Morawiec, who paints loose, lively, colorful flowers, Vera Melnyk, who produces mosaic of complex textures and patterns and Darla Baack, who creates luminous works in stained glass.

Vera Melnyk, BOUTANI FOREST, mosaic


The Rogue Gallery & Art Center celebrates Downtown Medford’s annual Art in Bloom Festival with an exhibit that features the beauty of spring. Stained glass by Darla Baack is luminous and meditative in its representation of the nature and the heavens. Vera Melynk’s bold abstract mosaics shimmer and reflect from the varied colors of stone, minerals, and glass she has acquired from her travels. Kathy Morawiec paints large floral paintings that are as fresh and lively as the flowers they depict.






Arlene Warner Collected Stories:
Mixed Media Collage Paintings

April 7 - May 22, 2018

Local artist Arlene Warner creates collages of bits and scraps she has collected over many years and many journeys—each with it’s own small story. She adds her own hand-made collage papers as well as paint and hand-drawn marks to fill out the spaces. Then, when each collection of images is complete, with all its layers and veils, it has its own unique tale to tell.

Arlene Warner, SHATTERED (PARIS 2015), mixed media collage





Artist Teen Mentoring Project

Best of the Best High School Art

April 6–April 20, 2018

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

Artist Teen Mentoring Project
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. Displaying a variety of media and styles, the exhibit includes photography, painting, and sculpture.

Best of the Best High School Art
Featuring high school student artists from Jackson and Josephine Counties, this show presents over 100 works chosen by high school art teachers. Participating schools are Ashland High School, Cascade Christian High School, Crater Academy of Health and Public Service, Crater Renaissance Academy, Eagle Point High School, Grants Pass High School, Hidden Valley High School, Illinois Valley High School , Logos Public Charter School, North Medford High School, Phoenix High School, North Valley High School , Rogue River High School , South Medford High School, and St. Mary's School.








Images From Africa 
by Judy Benson LaNier

February 9 – April 3, 2018


Judy Benson LaNierJudy Benson LaNier specializes in photographing African Wildlife. Her love of Africa began in 1961 when her family hosted Ashland, Oregon's very first American Field Service exchange student who was from South Africa. The strong bond forged then continues as the two families visit each other in Africa and the United States.

"When I first went to Africa I was amazed that the animals ignored us completely. They went about their lives as if nothing extraordinary was happening. Little did they know that something quite extraordinary was 

Judy Benson LaNier, STOPPING BY FOR A DRINK AFTER WORK, photography

happening inside me! I experienced a catharsis, a cleansing of my soul. I was being taught what is truly important in life and I was filled with joy by the lessons! I hope that my photographs bring you a taste of the elemental-ness of life in the bush"

Judy also enjoys photographing flowers, scenery and anything else that catches her eye. She and her husband, Mike have a love for travel and the camera is always along for the ride.






Elementary Arts Outreach Student Show

March 16–March 31

Reception:  Friday, March 16, 5:00-8:00 pm

This colorful, exuberant exhibit comes from the students in 
the Elementary Art Outreach Program. The EAO Program 
brings visual arts to 5th grade students by providing access
to Rogue Gallery, Rogue Studio, and bringing an art 
instructor to their classrooms for monthly art lessons 
throughout the school year. Over 200 fifth graders 
participate from 3 elementary schools.

Participating Schools:

Medford School Distric 549C Jackson Elementary

Medford School Distric 549C Wilson Elementary

Jackson County School District 9's Table Rock Elementary School

Art by Table Rock Elementary School Student






American Views:
Emerging Landscapes–Waterways

Les Cornish, Mike Dwaileebe,
Amanda Houston, and Ellen Jerome

February 23–March 30, 2018

 Reception:  Friday, March 16, 5:00-8:00 pm

Les Cornish, WEST COAST SURF AND ROCKS, pastel

The second exhibit in the Rogue Gallery series, “American Views: Emerging Landscapes,” focuses on waterways. Our region is rich with beautiful water scenes and breathtaking vistas. Pacific Northwest artists Les Cornish, Mike Dwaileebe, Amanda Houston, and Ellen Jerome respond to that beauty, portraying the changing moods of water in creeks and marshes, rivers and lakes, or the timeless sea.







A Celebration of the Northwest Vineyards: Paintings by Val Dann

February 5 – March 9, 2018

Friday, February 16, 5:00-8:00 pm

Southern Oregon artist Val Dann captures the beauty of the grapes, fields, and wine of local vineyards in her paintings.

Val Dann, VINEYARD VIEW, acrylic






Human Connection:
Figurative Paintings by Karen Staal

January 5–February 16, 2018

Friday, January 19, 5:00-8:00 pm

Working in oil and acrylic, Ashland artist, Karen Staal creates figurative paintings. She refines the figures to their essence, creating new harmonies with line, shape, and color. By her use of negative space, she evokes a narrative or relationship that expresses unity and joy.

This exhibit spans several decades of figurative paintings by Karen Staal. Each of the paintings presents the figures as connected and one with the canvas. Serene swimmers by the pool, jazz musicians at their instruments, embracing couples, and individuals in quiet contemplation are reverently interpreted, creating paintings of calmness and peace. Karen has exhibited throughout Oregon and California. She holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. 

Karen Staal, ARE WE THERE YET, oil, acrylic







Rogue Impressions and Beyond:
Paintings by Silvia Trujillo

January 5 – February 2, 2018

Friday, January 19, 5:00-8:00 pm

Trujillo paints the landscapes and scenery of Southern Oregon. Applied in an impasto finish, these paintings communicate mood and a sense of time by coloring the light and shadow of each season. Her work inspires the viewer to see the awe and beauty in their ordinary surroundings.

Applied in an impasto finish, Silvia Trujillo’s paintings communicate mood and a sense of time by coloring the light and shadow of each season. 

Silvia Trujillo, TALENTED HILLS, impasto oil

The artist states “I wish to encourage and inspire the viewer to see more; to see the awe and beauty in the ordinary landscapes and scenery of Southern Oregon.” Silvia Trujillo is an artist and art instructor in Northern California and Oregon. Her work has been shown in The Crocker Art Museum, California State Capitol/ Office of the Governor, and The Haggin Art Museum. She is a master colorist, emphasizing color relationships and works in both impressionistic and realistic styles. Silvia’s love of the natural world takes her into the realms of landscape, portraiture, animals and botanicals, expressing the sacred connection in all of life.







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