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First Friday ~ December, 2012
The Firehouse Gallery
214 SW Fourth Street
Support Your Local Artist|
Holiday Art Sale
Holiday Art Sale November 28 - December 13
Support your local artists this holiday
season: give the gift of art. FireHouse Gallery's Holiday Art Sale features an eclectic
collection of pottery, paintings, jewelry, scarves, wood turnings and much more.
Items priced from $1 to $100.
Participating artists include Jennifer Bagwell, Karl
Brake, Gwen Childs, Marilynn Clouse, Tommi Drake, Phil Fishwick, Sandra Fluck,
Marcella Girdlestone, Dennis Gooding, Nancy Hall, Barbara Hochberg, Jan Lacy,
Delta McConnell, Karen O'Brien, Janise Pratt, Kim Procknow, Jean Robertson, Kris
Schumacher, Carol Smith, Irene Stephens, and Nancy Stewart.
Join us for live
music by Herm Wyatt on First Friday Art Night.
229-B SW G St.
Gallery One Artists|
It's a Wonderful Life!
Gallery One at the Museum will celebrate the holidays with an all gallery artists
participation in our "It's a Wonderful Life" theme curated by Karen O'Brien.
Holiday paintings, sculpture, cards and ornaments will be on display with
complimentary gift wrapping and a complimentary hand made ornament with a
purchase of $100 or more. Look for the "Snow Queen" handing out candy canes
and Steve Dahl will be signing copies of his book "Harold Angel".
Grants Pass Museum of Art
229 SW G Street
Grants Pass Museum of Art presents: Annual Museum Membership Exhibit
November 27 through December 21.
Don't miss these other upcoming events
at the Museum!
- December 6 10:30 am Volunteer's Gathering
- December 12,
Second Wednesday Life Sketching 7-9pm
- December 14, Poetry Sharing-2nd
Grants Pass Arts & Fair Trade
229-A SW G Street
Forty (40) "Homegrown" Artists|
On December 7, Grants Pass Arts and Fair Trade is honoring the 40 local artists who have
displayed their talent in Home Grown Gallery throughout the year. During First Friday Art
Walk, 5:00 Ė 9:00 pm only, we will offer a 20% discount on all artistsí works. The artists
however will receive their full regular commission from the sales. This is our way of saying
Thank You to all of our customers and to all of our artists. Please join us for this festive
The Glass Forge
510 SW G Street
Glass Blowing Demonstrations
The Glass Forge proudly presents live glass blowing demonstrations for your
entertainment on First Friday. The holidays are coming and these beautiful
creations make wonderful gifts! Please join us for an exciting and fun evening!
Rogue Coffee Roasters
237 SW G Street
Fine Art Photography from Peru
Happy Holidays friends! Here we are, coming to the Christmas season and
happily continuing our tradition of transforming our lovely shop into a
Peruvian Marketplace for the month of December. Featuring hand crafted items
from The Sacred Valley of Peru made specially for our shop. Unique scarves,
beanies, toys and tapestries will be here in amazing colors and styles, all
hand woven from Alpaca fibers.
On the walls Jose Marroquin will be showcasing
his fine art photography from Peru.
On First Friday Antonio Melendez, Vincenzo
Cangilose and Victor Chaynouni will performing a passionate Latin Jazz set from
6:30 to 8:30pm. On December 14th we will be presenting "Huallapacha", the
amazing Peruvian Trio. Tickets will be available for $7 starting December 2nd
at Rogue Roasters. Dont miss this unique experience rarely do we get to hear
authentic Peruvian music from the Andes.
208 SW G Street
The Gallery at Artistic Elements is proud to present... Christopher Tullis
retrospective: A select collection of old and new work spanning over five years
and several different painting styles including Old Master, Modern and pop
Surrealism. A classically trained realist, Christoper Tullis teaches painting and
drawing at the Southern Oregon Art Academy. Please join us on this evening, the
last art walk of 2012.
147 SW G Street
Sweet Treats Galore
The store is ready, the wine is ready, the mead will be warm when you walk
through the door, along with our holiday cheer and Rubarb wines. Sweet
treats galore for this special night! Remember we have Cool Yule Cash tickets
available with qualifying purchases. Canít wait to see you for the best First Friday
of the year!
145 SW G Street
Wayne Brickey, Joe McDonald,|
& the Holly Berry Dairy
Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means Sandiís Candies and Fudgery
is ready to help with your holiday needs! From custom gift baskets for all budgets to
truffles, fudges and all kinds of holiday treats, we have something sweet for everyone on
the shopping list...including you!
This First Friday, Sandiís Candies is doing things a
little differently! We will be featuring 3 uniquely different local artists, just in time for
Holiday gifting. Holly Berry Dairy will feature the finest Goatís Milk soaps and lotions
in a variety of fragrances. Perfect for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers!
will display his handcrafted pottery. Each beautiful piece preserves a little energy from
its maker. These pieces are one-of-a-kind and make great holiday gifts for anyone on
Looking for something a little different? How about Santaís Magic Key! Hand
Crafted by Artist Joe McDonald, these Christmas Decorations are perfect for all holiday
homes! Santa knows how to use his magic to convert the key and get inside to leave
presents for kids of all ages!
At Sandiís Candies & Fudgery, we wholeheartedly believe
in supporting our local community. This Christmas Season, remember to Shop Grants
Pass and take part in the Cool Yule Cash Giveaway for a chance to win $10,000! Stop in
and see us for details!
6th Street Coffee & Deli
208 SW 6th St
Our featured artist is James Condos. James was born in Patterson New
Jersey and raised in California. He started painting when he was 5 years old
and throughout his lifetime has experimented with acrylics, watercolor and
pencils. His strength is in drawing and each piece of artwork is a collage with
a Mexican style influence. Artwork is a form of entertainment for James that
he enjoys sharing with others.
We will be entertained by singer/songwriter,
Mackenzie Park who began playing the guitar when she was 13 years old. She
has a song catalog of over 30 original songs with more to come! Mackenzie
loves performing and appreciates the positive response she receives from her
audience. She has performed for Josephine County Fair, Boys & Girls Club
fundraiser, Merlin Concert in the Park, and has helped to raise money for a
leukemia patient. You can always find her playing downtown at restaurants
and coffee houses. She will be performing a selection of originals, covers and
Please stop by our cafť and try a sample of our holiday
The Kitchen Company
301 SE 6th St
Kate Dwyer, caterer|
Itís December, and that means caterer Kate Dwyer will be at the Kitchen
Company, serving samples of mouth-watering holiday treats. Her presentation is
always spectacular! Complimenting Kateís offerings will be samples of Republic
of tea, to help warm you up for some holiday cheer!
224 SW 6th St
Hand-crafted African Tongue Drums
HeartSong will be hosting a drumming demonstration by John Torre. Come celebrate
with us and hear these amazing handcrafted African Tongue Drums that are made
locally. These unique drums are beautiful, functional and make great gifts! Participation
We will also have beautiful stained glass pieces by the local artist,
Brenda Kelley of Kelly Art Studios. Brenda's commissioned work can be seen
throughout the Northwest. Come by and meet her and learn about her classes as well as
purchasing her lovely work!
Listen Here Music
234 SW 6th St
John Granacki, Master of Space & Time|
The Folding-doors of Perception
ATTENTION ALL TIME-TRAVELERS:
First Friday Art Nights at Listen Here Music for August 2113, April 2287, February 2344, and June 2525, have all been rescheduled for December 2012.
This exhibit, "The Folding-Doors of Perception," will include recent as well as future paintings by John Granacki, Master of Space & Time, along with light refreshments and comic relief by Captain Belchfire and the Free Eridanian Allied Resistance.
Antarans will not be served.
310 SW 6th St.
Creatively Re-purposed Vintage +
Gasoline Alley is proud to invite you to join us for art night. Come in and
enjoy our local artists who create and repurpose. Check out our large
selection of supplies. We also offer a wide range of original art work in
oils, watercolors and lithos. See you Friday night and remember shop
Chuck King Jewelers
221 SE 6th St
Josephine County Artists Association|
Plus in-house goldsmiths: Chuck, Nick, and Dennis
King Jewelers has a double treat this Christmas season!
The Josephine County
Artists Assn is allowing us to showcase close to a dozen of our favorite JOAA
artists with their choice of paintings Ė what a great gathering of gifted artisans
to be appreciated under one roof!
And then, we continue our December First
Friday tradition of featuring our own three in-house goldsmiths Ė Chuck, Nick,
and Dennis Ė as they display their newest and best jewelry designs to kick off the
holiday season. Our designers have been putting in lots of extra hours getting
ready for the evening. We change around cases and highlight their wonderful
creations in a way that truly showcases the enjoyment they get from working with
gemstones, gold and silver.
Thereíll be Christmas cake and beverages, and all
three of the artists will be available for consults. Come enjoy the evening with us.
Plaza Sewing & Vacuum
311 SE 6th St
The Rogue Brass Quintet|
Plaza Sewing Center is truly a hometown store and has been serving and supporting
our area for over 40 years. Youíre invited to come in and browse all the new
material and sewing supplies that make wonderful gifts for the seamstress on
your list! We have Cool Yule Cash tickets available. The Rogue Brass Quartet
will be playing in the front of the store. Need your vacuum tuned up? We have
bags, belts, filters and service for most brands of vacuums plus one day service!
Elegance Lamps & Lighting
321 SE 6th St
Sparkling Wines, Champagnes, and Ports
Since itís time for celebrating and gift giving we will be tasting sparkling wines, champagnes, and ports accompanied by yummy appetizers. Check out our great sale on Christmas decorations too! Tasting fee $10.
528 NE E St
Various Artists & Musicians|
This First Friday we begin with our traditional drum circle from 4-5:30, bring your drum,
rattle, flute, or just yourself. From 5:30 -7:30 The evening gets under way with multiple
guest offerings, including; Live Folk Music by Grant (GR) Nelson, Book and Paintings
by Author & Artist Sandra Bateman, hand made jewelry by Karleen Grant, Crystal and
Stone Pendants by Jerry Jo Stewart, Organic and Recycled Sacred Mandalas by Don
Andrade, Crochet Handicrafts by Mary Tompkins, and Salinity Products by Jody Van
In His Timeframe
139 SW G Street
For the month of December we are excited to be sharing the beautiful work
of Megan Dean, a realist artist who has won six first prize
ribbons at the Josephine County Fair. She will be showing her life size painting
of a lion called "The King" as well as a charcoal portrait of John Wayne. She is
looking forward to sharing with you her art and the gift she has been blessed
with. See you Friday!
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