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Past 2019 Exhibitions 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

left to right: Baba Wagué Diakité, Mami Wata with Turtle, ceramic; PendaDiakite, CabaKo, collage on board

THE CUTTING EDGE:
Ceramics by Baba Wagué Diakité & Collages by Penda Diakité

September 27–November 8, 2019

Reception: 4th Friday, September 27, 5 :30–8pm

 

This exhibit features a collaboration of father and daughter artists, Baba Wagué Diakité and
Penda Diakité. Ceramic artist Baba Wagué Diakité and collage artist Penda Diakité create vibrant
work featuring expressive narratives. Each artists has a unique approach, embracing styles and
influences from contemporary to traditional, from Mali, Africa to Portland, Oregon.

Baba Wagué Diakité is an artist, author, illustrator and storyteller. He was raised in Mali, West Africa and is now based in Portland, Oregon. His work is animated with engaging figures, vitalizing the traditional forms he learned from his grandmother in West Africa by bringing them into contemporary times. He has traveled throughout the U.S. for author visits and workshops. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and received critical acclaim in numerous international magazines. He is the founder of the Ko-Falen cultural center in Bamako, Mali which promotes cultural, artistic, and educational exchange between the United States and Mali.

Penda Diakité professional pursuits include art, film, and running her art inspired fashion line PendaWear. She is the daughter of two artists, Baba Wagué Diakité and Ronna Neuenschwander. She grew up between Mali, West Africa and Portland, Oregon. She earned a BFA in Film/Video and a minor in Cultural Studies from the California Institute of the Arts. Diakité’s mixed media work meshes the vibrant colors and patterns of her Malian heritage with influences of her American urban upbringing using spray paint, acrylic and paper collage. Her work reflects traditional and contemporary themes, telling stories about identity and humankind. Her solo exhibition ‘Made in America’ was sponsored by a Dean Collection grant from Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz. It showed at the Substrate gallery in Los Angeles, where she is based.

Penda Diakité will present a workshop on her unique collage process on Saturday, September 28, 1-3 pm.
To register, and for more information go HERE>>

 

 

 

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

Scenes from the City:
Paintings by Desmond Serratore

August 30 – October 4, 2019

Reception: Friday, September 20, 5:30-8:00 pm

 

Desmond Serratore learned to paint working as a commercial artist. He is a member of the Artists Workshop, the Southern Oregon Artists Guild, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Art Presence in Jacksonville, the Southern Oregon Society of Artists and the Ashland Gallery Association. This year he was awarded a Grant from The Haines & Friends Fund. His work elicits feelings of nostalgia and connection. Serratore says his paintings are his record of times past and present, capturing the ever changing landscape of our surroundings. He describes his work and his process, “Utilizing quick, abstract strokes of color, line and texture, I create abstract impressions of concrete images.”


Desmond Serratore, Jacksonville, oil

 

 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

STROKES OF LIGHT: Photographs by Kristen Beck, Rich Bergeman, Jim Curtis, Nomeca Hartwell & Paul Jorizzo

August 9– Sept. 20, 2019

Reception: Friday,  August 16, 5:30-8:00 pm

 

left to right: Kristen Beck, Heavens Above 1; Rich Bergeman, Woodland Meadow; Jim Curtis, White Boat; Nomeca Hartwell, Lake Selmac Moon, Stars, and Jupiter; Paul Jorizzo, Doorman

Northwest artists Kristen Beck, Rich Bergeman, Jim Curtis, Nomeca Hartwell, & Paul Jorizzo use cameras to explore their individual visions. This exhibit represents the diverse approach of photography in art. Images include mysterious landscapes, celestial night skies, abstract architecture, and people of foreign lands.

Kristen Beck has lived in the Rogue Valley for the past forty years. She loves taking pictures, capturing that blink in time. Her photography includes street photography, astrophotography to abandoned sites, landscapes and wildlife. She believes you can finds beauty in everything if you just look. Rich Bergeman has been creating photographic works for over thirty years. He has used all manner of cameras and processes including silver, platinum, and Polaroid to pinhole. He now works in the infrared spectrum. Jim Curtis has a BA in Art and Industrial art from California State University at Fresno. His inspiration in this exhibit is from the dock at Port Orford on the Oregon Coast. He seeks to presents abstract images that emerge from the chaffed, rusted hulls and rudders of the ships in the port. Nomeca Hartwell has worked with a camera for over sixty years. For twenty-eight years, she worked at the Fire Lookout in the Southwest District of Oregon. The remote location of the Fire Lookout gave her time to practice her photographic skills and experience wonderful sunrises and sunsets. Paul Jorizzo explores places that are less traveled. His images were taken in remote areas of Ethiopia, Bolivia, Vietnam, and Kiribati. Through his travels, he seeks to know more about the local peoples’ culture and their daily life. His experiences in these locations have reinforced his perceptions of the sincerity and generosity among the people who have a simpler way of living.

 

 

 

 

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

The Fuji Prints: Works by Walt Padgett

July 19 – August 23, 2019

Reception: Friday, July 19, 5:30-8:00 pm

On his frequent travels to Japan, Northwest printmaker Walt Padgett finds inspiration in Japan’s famous Fuji Mountain. He writes, “The prominence of Mt. Fuji dominates the landscape for hundreds of miles
around and the culture of a nation.”

Walt Padgett, The Snows of Fuji Flow to Mishima, photopolymer intaglio print

 


IN THE BERRYMAN GALLERY

Pastel Landscapes of Southern Oregon: 
Val Dann

May 23- July 30, 2019

 

Southern Oregon artist Val Dann's art reflects a broad range of styles. This exhibit is her recent paintings focusing on plein air landscapes. Experimentation and pushing the elements of art toward abstraction can been seen in many of her paintings.

The Berryman Gallery is located upstairs at the Craterian Theater. You may visit the Berryman before the Craterian's performances; see their website dates at www.craterian.org/calendar.

 

Val Dann, Head in the Clouds II, pastel

 

 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

ROGUE VALLEY BIENNIAL
A Juried Exhibition of
Contemporary Art

 June 28–August 2, 2019

Reception:  
Friday,  July 19, 5:30-8:00 pm

This biennial exhibit features artwork from

local and regional artists, juried by David

Masters and Janet Higgins. These new

works present innovative, insightful, and

thought provoking expressions of current

events, art movements, or political issues.

 

Exhibiting artists include Virginia Andrade, Bruce Bayard, Eileen Bowie, Susan Eileen Burnes, Ann DiSalvo, Pat Enos, Miles Frode, Tom Glassman, Frieda Golding, Jay Gordon, Kelly Gratton, Nomeca Hartwell, Garry Hood, Doug Iverson, Paul Jorizzo, Kristen Meriwether, Richard Newman, Kristen O'Neill, Allen Smith, Kim Sterling, Margaret Stermer-Cox, Cherri Van Syoc, Meri Aaron Walker, Zoë West, & Eve Margo Withrow.

 

The three Jurors’ Choice award winners are

  • Susan Eileen Burnes for "Stillness" hand stiched fiber & acrylic,
  • Frieda Golding for "Passages" mixed media, and
  • Kelly Gratton for "Bread Fishers" paper collage.

 

 

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

Inspired by the East:
Annual Art Movement Tribute

June 7 – July 12, 2019

Reception: Friday, June 21, 5:30-8:00 pm

Rogue Gallery artists created work with the inspiration of the art of the East. Artists used themes and styles from China, Japan, India, and other countries of the East. The exhibit includes oil, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, Chinese brush painting, pastels, fiber art, photography, and mixed media. Participating artists include Bruce Allen, Lynn Anderson, Susan Austin, Rachel Barrett, Linda Boutacoff, Hortense J. Bullock, John E. Bullock, Dawna Curler, Phyllis Earls, Cynthia Flowers, Tom Glassman, Jay Gordon, John Hawkins, Kim Hearon, Mary Hills, Zelpha Hutton, Jennifer Ivey, Sheryl Leblanc, Charles Lockridge, Susan Murphey, Janice Rosenberg, Barbara Schack, Pam Shay, Darlene Southworth, Daniel Verner, Walter Wirfs, & Charlotte L. Wirfs

 

Rachel Barrett,Year of the Horse, ink

 

 

 

 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY


Surface and Structures:

Paintings by Cammy Davis &  Sculptures by Nadine Gay

 

May 10– June 21, 2019

Reception:  
Friday, May 17, 5:30-8:00 pm

The Surface and Structures exhibit
features abstract artist Cammy Davis
and sculptor Nadine Gay. Cammy Davis
paints bold large abstract acrylic paintings.
Nadine Gay is a multi-media artist who
creates whimsical and contemplative
ceramic figurative sculptures.
The exhibit
is a juxtaposition of large, textured, color
enriched canvases with sculpture that is
figurative, spiritual, and at times delicate.
Each artists’ work is beautifully complemented
by the other.

 

Cammy Davis, Give Me One Reason; Nadine Gay, Angel with Red Threads

Cammy Davis is a Jacksonville artist who has been featured at fine art galleries between Seattle and Palm Springs. She has developed art tutorial videos and music art videos. Cammy studied fine art at the University of Idaho and holds a degree in Interior Design from Bellevue College in Washington. Cammy has been deeply influenced by her childhood experiences of growing up in the woods. She spent her youth making sword fern teepees and treehouses from material of the land. The lifestyle was simple and creative. Her youth instilled in her a resourceful and creative spirit that is present in her abstract paintings. She resides in Jacksonville.

Nadine Gay was born and raised in France and came to the United States in the 1970’s. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Pratt Institute. Nadine has taught art in various programs from kindergarten to college, prisons to psychiatric hospitals, and classes for adults. In 2016, she retired from teaching art and moved to the Rogue Valley to concentrate on her art. She describes her work as a playful conversation between her dreams, images and the materials she uses to create. Her work is often process oriented, as Nadine explains, “Stories emerge, the child in me delights in what comes to life. My work connects me with a fantasy world, a waking dream-space.” She has exhibited in France and throughout the US.

sponsored by: Rogue Gallery Board of Directors

 

 

 

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

Finding Form:
Paintings by Katy Cauker

April 19–May 31, 2019

Reception: Friday, May 17, 5:30-8:00 pm

Katy Cauker’s paintings explore the shape and form of water and the farmlands that surround her home in the Rogue Valley. Katy has expressionistic, lively, vigorous brushstrokes in her paintings of waterways and open fields.

 

Katy Cauker, The Mystery Of It All, acrylic

 

She paints in acrylic, oil, and gouache. She states, “Many of my paintings explore the shape and form of water, and by extension, now, the agricultural lands that surround my home in the Rogue Valley. Searching for the shapes that best express my relationship to water and our communal and individual responsibilities to preserve our environment and protect our water is at the core of my world as an artist.” Katy resides in Jacksonville.

 

 

IN THE BERRYMAN GALLERY

 

The Unconscious in Paint: 

Micah Ofstendahl

April 4 - May 21, 2019

Ashland artist Micah Ofstedahl combines the conscious observations of science with the subconscious imagination of the mind in his surrealistic acrylic paintings. He 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 Ofstendahl, The Source

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.”

The Berryman Gallery is located upstairs at the Craterian Theater. You may visit the Berryman before the Craterian's performances; see their website dates at www.craterian.org/calendar.

 

 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY


Artist Teen Program Exhibit

April 19–May 3, 2019

 

Reception:  Friday, April 26, 5:30-8:00 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. Displaying a variety of media and styles, the exhibit includes pastel, acrylic and oil painting, printmaking, and photography.

 

 

 

Students: Brieann Fitch, Morgan Godard, Matt Hearon, Lenah Hong, Grace Jarrett, Merwin Nikad, Cassie Penn, Azana Prout, Lakaia Thornton

Mentors: Kristen Beck, Amy Godard, Charity Hubbard, Silvia Trujillo

This program is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Rogue Disposal and Recycling, and the artist mentors and volunteers who give their time and knowledge to inspire young artists every year to create and grow in this unique artistic experience.

 

 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Adventures in Experience: Imaginative Works

by Dianne Jean Erickson & Barbara Martin

March 1 – April 12, 2019

Reception:  Friday, March 15, 5:30-8:00 pm

Portland artists, Dianne Jean Erickson and Barbara Martin create highly imaginative contemporary works. Erickson creates encaustic monotypes and mixed media prints. Martin uses acrylic, oil pastel and pencil in her mixed media paintings. Their work is infused with energy and expression.

 

 

left to right: Dianne Jean Erickson, Stripe Stack; Barbara Martin, Don’t Be The Bunny

Dianne Jean Erickson has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Southern Oregon University. She is a founding member of the contemporary art group AMBUS. For a number of years she had a co-op gallery in Jacksonville then Medford. She has received numerous awards for her artwork and has exhibited throughout the West Coast. She resides in Portland. Dianne uses multiple mediums including, but not limited to, encaustic, acrylic, oil and cold wax, and collage. She works by intuition - a process of creating, figuring out what works, what to keep, and what to abandon. Dianne states, “Creating art energizes me, it’s a place where time is altered, where all my feelings and emotions appear at some time or another; pleased, tired, upbeat, excited, harried, surprised, and hopefully at some point, satisfied.”


Barbara Martin has a MBA as a certified creativity coach. Barbara has received numerous awards including a recent professional development grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council of Oregon. She has exhibited throughout the Northwest. She describes her painting method as a “process of painting intuitively with many primordial (and sometimes surreal) connections flowing naturally into her work”. She finds further inspiration in repressed dreams and the natural world. The paintings in this exhibit are part of the ongoing “Super Ply and Friends” series and consist of black and white paintings on bare plywood. As a process painter, she allows each painting to develop organically so the character and context are not preplanned. Barbara has lived on three continents and in twelve states. She now lives in the Portland area.


Dianne Jean Erickson and Barbara Martin will be at the March 15, Third Friday art reception. Barbara Martin will do a demonstration of her unique process of painting.

 

 

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

Elementary Arts Outreach
Student Show 

March 29–April 12, 2019

Reception:  
Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:00–2:00pm

 

Artwork by local elementary students in the Rogue Gallery’s outreach program.

 

 


 

 

 

IN THE BERRYMAN GALLERY

Exotic and Remote: 
Photography of RC Vasavada
 

January 31 – April 2, 2019

Ravindra C. Vasavada photographs nature on his hikes in Alaska, Chile, California, Colorado, Nepal, Norway, Oregon, and Tibet. His photographs capture the mood of each region, its simplicity, beauty, grandeur, and immensity.

The Berryman Gallery is located upstairs at the Craterian Theater. You may visit the Berryman before the Craterian's performances; see their website dates at www.craterian.org/calendar.

 

Ravindra C. Vasavada, Virginia Canyon, Emigrant Wilderness, CA

 

 

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

Celtic Art Show 

March 8 – March 22, 2019

Reception:  Friday, March 15, 5:30-8:00 pm

Celtic Celebration:

Sunday, March 17.2019, 5:30-7:30pm

TICKETS HERE>>

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center celebrates the art of the Celts with this Irish themed art show. The Celtic culture has a long and rich tradition in music and art. This is our fourth annual Celtic Art Exhibit and includes seventeen artists who were inspired by the art of the Celts or by Ireland.

 

Mary Ann Schofield Macey, My Highland Heather Trail

 

Included in this exhibit are paintings in collage, fiber arts, mixed media, pen and ink, photography, and paintings in acrylic, gouache, oil, and watercolor. Exhibiting artists include Rachel Barrett, Violet Burton, Tom Glassman, Taylor Ann Hansen, Jennifer Ivey, Robert Keith, Silvia Kelly, Joan Kennedy, Jeanne LaRae, Mary Ann Schofield Macey, Anna May, Susan Murphey, Barbara Schack, Ginny Schaw, Pam Shay, Margaret Stermer-Cox, and Lori Taylor.

On St. Patrick’s Day, the Rogue Gallery will host a special evening event featuring Celtic art, music, and Irish food. Music includes "Pat O'Scannell and Friends" rendering traditional Irish music and the “Southern Oregon Scottish Bagpipe Band”.

 

 

 

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

An Oregon Love Story:
Watercolors by Betty Barss 

 

January 18 – March 1, 2019

 

Reception:  Friday, February 15, 5:30-8:00 pm


 

Betty Barss, Skywatchers

 

Betty Barrs has been painting for close to five decades. She taught fifth and sixth grade art in the Medford schools for twenty-five years. Her painting expertise is with watercolor paint. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Southern Oregon Society of Artists, and the Artists’ Workshop. She has received several awards and has exhibited throughput the Northwest. Her work is exuberant in color. Barrs describes her use of color in her work, “Color is an element I can’t live without. For that reason, many of my paintings are vivid and might have unusual colors. My palette consists mostly of transparent watercolors, which I use for my common themes of landscapes, wildlife and flowers.”

 

 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Capturing Beauty:
Paintings by Sheri Dinardi, Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, & David Terry

January 11 – February 22, 2019


Reception:  Friday, January 18, 5:30-8:00 pm

 

left to right: Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, Decisions; David Terry, Fresh Crab; Sheri Dinardi, Moment of Reflection

 

Artists Sheri Dinardi, Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, & David Terry create luminous works in the time honored tradition of oil painting. Their paintings of people, structures, and landscapes beautifully capture a moment in time and the essence of the subject. The Capturing Beauty exhibit features three artists who paint in the traditional oil medium. Creating figurative oil paintings requires talent, training, skill, and perseverance. The process of creating an oil painting requires many hours work due to the slow drying time and the paint properties required in layering the colors. The paintings in this exhibit reflect the expertise of these three artists. They are rich in luminous colors and are of profound beauty. While many of the works are reminiscent of great paintings from the past, each of these artists has developed their own artistic style.

Special classes and workshops:
Color with Ilene Gienger-Stanfield March 1 and 2, 9am–4pm
Essential Elements in a Strong Painting with Sheri Dinardi, April 26 and 27, 9am–4pm

How to Draw People with David Terry, 6 Week Seminar, Thursdays, 11am-3pm, May 2-June 6, 2019

 

Sign up HERE>>

 

 

 

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

Awake, Dreaming in the Garden:
Woodcuts & Screenprints by Amy Godard

November 23, 2018 – January 11, 2019

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

Amy Godard’s work includes stylized interpretations of characters from folklore; mandalas and icons of plants; and explorations of line, color, shape and symmetry. Her work is inspired by nature and folklore and she hopes to inspire her viewers to connect to nature and to forge a relationship to old stories that have shaped us as people.

 

Amy Godard, Dragon Flower, screen print

 

 

 

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