Rogue Gallery Art Center



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2017 Exhibitions:



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.


Sponsored by:




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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