Newsletter August 2012

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August 2012

             Last weekend was the First Friday Artwalk at the Galleries in Ashland.  We had a big crowd at Art and Soul, many of whom were there in support of our August Featured Artist, Judy Richardson.  After my shift was over, I was having dinner with friends and I received a phone call that one of my paintings had sold.  There was the usual mixed bag of emotion from elation for the sale and grief that I’d not see that beloved painting again.  The artworks are like old friends.  I love them and thankfully others love them. That’s the second sale in a couple of weeks so I feel great about that success.

Sunday, Aug. 12th is the one session Cigar Box Shrine class.  Last Sunday, a group explored this process as part of a Birthday celebration for a friend.  She brought her friends; they brought dinner and personal items of embellishment. We spent the afternoon creating sacred reliquaries in honor of the self.   It was inspiring and so very much fun.  Give me a call.  There is still room in this week’s class.

You might think about having your own creativity party here in my studio in the future: An anniversary? A date? A birthday?   The possibilities are many both for the activity and the focus. Let me know and we will plan a magical and powerful experience for you and your guests.

The First of six Intuitive Painting classes was held the end of July.  The next one is Sunday August 26th and there is still space in the class if you are interested in joining us.  Since each class is a stand-alone process it works fine to have new participants.

Do you like to get your hands dirty?  A six-session clay class is beginning on Thursday, September 6th from 6:30-9:30.  It is designed for the beginner as well at the experienced student.  Because of limited space, class size is limited to 5 and you will want to come to all six sessions to complete your work.

In all of my classes, the point is not to tame our essential wildness but to tap into it and allow an authentic expression of our true self.  This leads to a feeling of aliveness and excitement about life. It is available to all of us.

On August 27th, I will be the guest presenter for the Southern Oregon Society of Artists.  I will be demonstrating my painting and collage techniques from 7-9pm at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Ave. I’m looking forward to sharing my creative processes.  When other Artists incorporate them, the results are unique to each artist.

You can check my website at www.evemargowithrow.com for further information or call me at 541-772-6888.

Summer and Fall Classes 2012

Summer and Fall Classes 2012

Sparklers in the Garden

2012 Summer and Fall Classes at the studio of Eve Margo Withrow                                        2708 Country Club Drive, Medford OR

541-772-6888

Intuitive Painting

Experience and experiment with a variety of creative, supportive processes.  Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted.  Each class will feature a stand-alone project. Class size is limited to 6.

Sundays, 1-4 pm: July 22, August 26, September 16 and 30, and October 14 and 28

Cost: any 4 of the series $120.00 or all 6 for $160.   Materials fee: $10.

Registration and payment by July 15

 

Play with Clay

This is a class to designed to teach basic hand building techniques to the beginner and provide assistance to more experienced students.  Class size is limited to 5.

Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 pm: September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4 and 11

Cost: $280.

Materials included:  basic pottery tool set and 25 lb of clay (clay and firing)

Registration and payment by August 1

 

The Shrine

Remember and reconnect to what is sacred in your life by creating a reliquary to honor them.  We will collage and embellish cigar box altars with images that enhance, enliven and deepen our lives.  Bring pictures or items you care to include to personalize your creation. General construction and decorating materials will be provided.

One session, Sunday, August 12, 1 pm- 4 pm.

Cost: $30

Registration and payment by  August 1st.

Midsummer’s Dream

Midsummer's Dream Festival 2012

Midsummer's Dream Festival 2012

MIDSUMMER’S DREAM
It’s my June shift at Art and Soul Gallery today. I’m again surrounded by the creative expressions of 30 painters as I listen to a melodic multi-cultural CD a new friend gave me recently. A lunchtime lull in patron traffic allows me to soak up the spaces between the places. I am graced with gratitude.
I’ve had lots of active places in my life as an Artist lately and have one more show to do next weekend. This last festival requires setting up a display tent with internal walls. A helpful neighbor fetched them from the garage rafters yesterday. Paintings, and sculptures are packed and stacked with display bins, pedestals, a table and tool bag.
More hearty volunteers will arrive Friday afternoon to help haul it al to the Briscoe School grounds in Ashland and help with assembly. By Saturday morning at 10 a.m., I will be dressed in my glad-rag attire, perched on my tall canvas chair in front of my display of creative efforts amongst thirty other tents and two music venue stages.
The weather, my smile and my heart will be warm. Will you be among the one thousand expected warm bodies enjoying the celebration?

ART FOR THE GARDEN, ART FOR THE HOME

Art for the Garden, Art for the Home

Yes, it is another show I’ll be doing next weekend.  These are two lovely homes and gardens and they will be filled with the Artwork of over 20 Artists.  The homes are walking distance apart and the views are stunning, which makes for a delightful way to spend some time.  I’ll be showing mostly sculpture with a bin of small paintings.  Don’t miss it!  See you there.

Open Studios Response

 

Open Studio /Living room gallery area

Open Studio /Living room gallery area

Aside from feeling like I need a few more hours of sleep to recover from all the excitement of the preparation and execution of the VAST experience, I conclude that it was a successful endeavor.  Wonderful friends were here to help talk to people in the clay studio, yard, painting studio and living/gallery areas during busy times and to share in fun and interesting conversations between us when times were slow.  One dear friend responded to all the questions about classes by getting the information into a flyer that I could hand out.  You’ll see the schedule below. There was never a dull moment.  Everyone is as fascinated as I am about the creative process and that alone provides enough juice for me to go on for a long time.

Eve's Painting Studio

Eve's Painting Studio

Eve's Clay Studio

Eve's Clay Studio

2012 Summer and Fall Classes at Eve Margo Withrow’s Studio                                        

Intuitive Painting

Experience and experiment with a variety of creative, supportive processes.  Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted.  Each class will feature a stand-alone project.

Sundays, 1-4 pm: July 22, August 26, September 16 and 30, and October 14 and 28

Cost: any 4 of the series $120.00 or all 6 for $160.   Materials fee: $10.

Registration and payment by July 15

 

Play with Clay

This is a class to designed to teach basic hand building techniques to the beginner and provide assistance to more experienced students.

Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 pm: September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4 and 11

Cost: $280.

Materials included:  basic pottery tool set and 25 lb of clay (clay and firing)

Registration and payment by August 1

 

 

Visual Artist’s Studio Tour

The Rogue Gallery and Art Center is sponsoring the Visual Artist’s Studio Tour June 2nd and 3rd from 10am to 4pm and I am busily getting ready. Twenty Artists, including myself, are inviting the public into our personal studios to see where the creative process takes place and how it is done.
I’ll be showing clay sculpture, paintings and wire and bead garden art. Also,I’ll be working on new collages all day. I hope you’ll stop by and see me.
Maps for the event can be found at the following link: http://roguegallery.org/events.html. Click on the Map button. This unique, educational, inspirational and fun event is FREE.

New Website Launch-Mother’s Day 2012

 

Aren't we all just practicing?

 

WEBSITE LAUNCH-MOTHER’S DAY 2012

            As Artists and individuals, we experience times of longing to break loose into the spacious freedom of our essential selves.  Sometimes, we may actually love what is and still feel stuck in the background of our lives as we crave to transform and surprise our hearts. Perhaps we sense a new direction but lack the courage or clarity to follow the internal urge to move forward. 

            My own path of self-inquiry has led me to study the Enneagram.  This is a dynamic process of discovery about our essential selves and the unconscious motivations from which we operate, leading to the integration of the personal and spiritual aspects of life.  I find it potent, fascinating and enlightening.

            Within this community, I found a gifted life coach who so lovingly and clearly helped me return to the connectedness and vitality of myself.  In return, I am giving her a celebration of her life in the form of a birthday party and creative encounter with her best friends.

            A treacherous relationship with technology led me to surrender my embarrassingly outdated website to an extremely competent and creative woman.  She has not only breathed new life into my web presence, but also gently encouraged me to take on some tasks that would have scared me off in the past.  Other brilliant teachers have urged me, in spite of my reluctance, into the realm of social media.  I don’t yet feel comfortable at any of this:  But I feel supported.

Now that the garden is thriving, the dead branches cut from the trees and the undergrowth cleared away so all can breathe freely, I am ready to launch.  I doubt you’ll notice bold differences on the surface but I now feel exuberant again and yet enjoy the freedom of my soul relaxing a little more.  Please join me on this adventure.