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First Friday ~ August, 2012

The Firehouse Gallery
214 SW Fourth Street

64th Southern Oregon Art Show
Vote for your favorite!

A community art show with adult and youth entries in watercolor, painting, photography, drawing, pastel, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and two-dimensional mixed media. Awards are given including Best of Show and People's Choice. Come vote for your favorite piece!

On August 11 and 18, the show features "no experience needed workshops" in Raku Pottery, Mosaics, Needle Felting, Wire Wrapping, Sculpture and Pine Needle Basketry. For more information pick up a brochure at FireHouse Gallery.

Gallery One
229-B SW G St.

Richard Bagdonas | Bernie Conrad
Untitled Exhibit

Gallery One at the Museum is giving honor to a photographer and a sculptor who for years have consistently exhibited their high quality work in the museum and the gallery.

Richard Bagdonas, "I'm not in the habit of manipulating my photos but in this show I could not help myself... It's canvas you know...I art therefore I am".

Bernie Conrad, "I enjoy the 'all- or- nothing' aspect of carving. It is a pure art form of subtraction. The sculpture forges ahead only by taking more away- there is no going back or replacing. This can be very humbling at times as the work in progress gets tossed into the wood stove.

Artists will be at the gallery for First Friday.

Grants Pass Museum of Art
229 SW G Street

Virginia Andrade | Janet Higgins | Nancy Jo Mullen

Through September 28: Regional artists, Virginia Andrade, Janet Higgins, and Nancy Jo Mullen. Curator: Susan Eileen Burnes. This exhibit is being sponsored by Ed Morey of Redwood Nursery.

The Glass Forge
510 SW G Street

Josephine County Artists Association
"The Traveling Rooster Show"

The Glass Forge proudly presents live glass blowing demonstrations for your entertainment on First Friday. This is always a wonderful place to visit and see new ideas taking form while you watch Join The Glass Forge for an exciting and fun evening!

Josephine County Artists Association invites you to come see the wild collection of rooster paintings straight from the Rogue River Rooster Crow Celebration. The "Traveling Rooster Show" is hanging at The Glass Forge for the month of August. JCAA meets the first Thursday at 7 pm, at Fruitdale Grange.

We support children’s art scholarships at GPMA, donate art supplies to veterans, and offer art programs / workshops. Guests are always welcome.

Rogue Coffee Roasters
237 SW G Street

Bernie Conrad | Kama Kirby | Caveman Camera Club
Music by Maurice Woodard

This months line-up! On the Walls: Local Artisan Bernie Conrad, Caveman Camera Club, and Kama Kirby.

Music by Maurice Woodard "The One Man Band" Don't miss out on the joy and fun of local art and music.

New Summer hours M-F 7am-6pm Sat. 8-2

Artistic Elements
208 SW G Street

Southern Oregon Art Academy
Untitled Exhibit

This month we are excited to share with you the artwork of Southern Oregon Art Academy! They will be displaying their student class work as well as instructor artwork. Their intensive study program focuses on providing students with the skill and the confidence necessary to make a living as a fine artist, with a curriculum specially designed and unique to the industry, combining both old world traditions and new world ideologies to provide what they believe to be the fastest way to learn to draw and paint realistically.

Oregon Outpost
147 SW G Street


Wine & Tasty Treats

Aahhh, summertime and our special guest vineyard for First Friday is Cuckoo’s Nest Cellars! They will be pouring complimentary samples from their wonderful selection of wine, both red and white! We’ll also have tasty treats to sample that will delight and surprise the taste buds. See you at the Oregon Outpost and Primrose Lane!

Sandi's Candies
145 SW G Street

Goat Milk Soaps & Lotions

Sandi’s Candies welcomes Holly Berry Dairy Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions. Sandi’s Candies will be permanent location for Holly. If you have never tried her lotions and soaps you are missing something great! Holly will be here Friday to answer your questions and sample her lotions. Now at Sandi's Candies is Holly Berry Dairy, Handmade Goat Milk soaps and lotions. Locally made.

Sandi’s is having a special on fudge First Friday, come in and see what it is!

The Kitchen Company
301 SE 6th St

Sylvia Kline
Indian Food!

Do you love Indian food? Have you noticed how hard it is to find Indian Food in Josephine County? The answer is: cook it yourself! The Kitchen Company presents Sylvia Kline, who has developed her own Malliga Masala blend of spices Fylvia will be serving samples of her famous chicken, with the recipe so you can do it at home. She will also be offering tips on cooking Indian, so stop by and get cooking!

Evangel Parable Christian Bookstore
201 SE 6th St.

Jack & Judy Kendall
A Journey Through Nature

Come and join us at Evangel Christian Bookstore this First Friday in August for a fun time. We will be presenting Jack and Judy Kendall with "A Journey Through Nature". Jack was born in Michigan and came to Grants Pass sixteen years ago by way of Washington State. Initially, their interest was to record surrounding beauty just for personal enjoyment, but over time it became a way of sharing with friends who were at a distance. They soon realized that there might be others who would enjoy the beauty they had come to enjoy so much.

They will be displaying both prints and greeting cards featuring some of the incredible natural beauty that is so abundant in our area of the Northwest.

Also joining us will be Roman Watson and his band. They are a great group of guys who are on the worship team at Edgewater Christian Fellowship. They will be entertaining us with wonderful praise and worship music.

224 SW 6th St

Paul Showalter
The Exact Opposite!

Come meet a guy that "dreams up paintings while he works, and works up dreams while he paints." Paul Showalter has dedicated his life to natural resource and land management. Paul is also an accomplished carpenter, wood carver, furniture maker, watercolor, and pen-and-ink artist. His passion about natural resources is reflected in his art. He revels in teaching children the value of nature and sustainable land use through art and hands-on experiences.

Paul's unique style resembles a hybrid between Impressionist and Pacific Northwest Native American art, infused with a constant denominator of bold, brilliant, inviting color combinations. His technique is un-arguably distinct, and he describes it as “the exact opposite of what they tried to teach me in Art school!”

Chuck King Jewelers
221 SE 6th St

Margaret Valvo

Margaret grew up on the pine barrens and sandy beaches of southern New Jersey. She studied art history at Wilson College in Pennsylvania. In 1967 she moved to Rhode Island where she started her family, raced sailboats, taught preschool, and studied special education at Rhode Island College. In 1978 she moved to Boulder, Colorado where she taught special needs children and later studied and taught cultural anthropology at the University of Colorado. In 1998 she left “city life” to raise alpacas on a ranch in Fort Collins. She moved to Grants Pass in 2004 and took up watercolor in 2010.

This watercolor exhibit represents Margaret’s progression from her beginning realism, illustrated by a series of World War II planes done for her grandson Tyler; and continues through a loosening of her style in floral, still life and coastal scenes. Freedom and flow are evident as she now moves into abstraction, in her “Cosmic Wave” and “Matrix’ series, which explores the creation and manifestation of life forms from the “ground” of potential.

Plaza Sewing & Vacuum
311 SE 6th St

Summer Sewing Tools

Plaza Sewing Center is featuring summer classes. Available now in Beginning Sewing Boot Camp you will learn to make a pillow case and P.J. bottoms, and there is also a class for learning to make your first quilt. Both classes are for children or adults. We also have classes for quilters who need a challenge or want to learn something new.

As always, we have a large selection of notions and new fabrics daily. Check out our weekly special! Did you know we have the largest selection of vacuum bags in Grants Pass plus parts and belts. You are always welcome to come in and browse.

Elegance Lamps & Lighting
321 SE 6th St



Carl will be pouring a great selection of Summer Wines, including two (2) lite Pinot Noirs! $10 tasting fee.

See our new selection of Roseville pottery; also vintage quilts.
The Wiseman Gallery
3345 Redwood Highway

23 National Artists
"Seen / Unseen"

A juried photography exhibit that features the distinctly individual visions of 23 artists from around the nation. Selected artists are David Borawski, Julie Chase, Nancy Floyd, Angela Franks Wells, Kara French, Sarah Gruver, Brian Harmon, Andrea Hoelscher, Daniel Kariko, Klaus Knoll, Dave Kube, Andrzej Maciejewski, Helen Maringer, Andy Mattern, Dan McCormak, Leighton McWilliams, Joshua Roller, Kris Sanford, Meredith Smith, Carly Swenson, Whitney Warne, and Jimmy Wilson. Work by the Southern Oregon Woodturners group will be on display in the Annex, Wiseman Gallery.

The Redwood Tower
306 NW 6th Street

Artist To Be Arranged
Three Authors

Come meet and talk with fiction Authors Cynthia Rogan, Robynn Sheahan and Russell Turney at The Downtown Bookstore, Grants Pass, First Friday, August 3rd 6pm to 9pm. Purchase signed copies of their latest books:

Cynthia Rogan Symphony of Dreams Most of us ache for the opportunity to shine at the gift we’re born with. Symphony Weber wants to give hers back.

Robynn Sheahan Storm or Arranon A forbidden birth. A remarkable young woman. A marauding alien society. The battle begins.

Russell Turney The Watchers Déjà vu has a face! Two inter-dimensional beings battle for control of an experimental device capable of destroying the entire universe.

Become immersed in adventure and suspense. Experience the exciting, challenging lives of our literary heroes, Symphony, Erynn, Ian, and Gaia.

Aquarius Books
528 NE E St

Robert Schenk, Rosie Lazzeri, Sheila Farley, Patricia Callicott, Julia Schauer, Vada Gates, John Taylor, Nicholis Van Geldern, and Reverend Stephanie Nelson
Art Nite!

It’s Summer in Southern Oregon, and Aquarius has an incredible line-up for First Friday. We will start with our traditional Drum Circle from 4-5:30pm, then seamlessly glide into the evening (6-8pm ) with offerings from multiple artists, authors, crafters and creative guests. Among those showing are; Robert Schenk, Rosie Lazzeri, Sheila Farley, Patricia Callicott, Julia Schauer, Vada Gates, John Taylor, Nicholis Van Geldern, and Reverend Stephanie Nelson, launching her celebration of “Kool Lini Koloring”.

Aquarius has expanded into even more space since our last First Friday, come see the new and exciting changes. As always be sure to visit our website to learn about our classes and upcoming events.

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