IN THE SALON The Beloved Watercolors of Dodie Hamilton We are blessed to have as our Salon special guest artist during October and November Dodie Hamilton-Brandon. Dodie was an Art du Jour Gallery member for several years and is also a founding member of Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland. She has exhibited in several other Oregon galleries over… Read more →
UP FRONT: Pick the Winner in Our “People’s Choice” Photo Contest! Our September “People’s Choice” photo-art entries are now on display as you enter the gallery, and your ability to choose the winner from among these 18 fine art photographs will be sorely challenged! We were blown away by the excitement and quality of these entries – they are ALL… Read more →
Artist Biography coming soon!
Fine Art Masterpieces in Oils by Penny Simmons Art du Jour Gallery is honored to present in our Salon an exhibit of never-before-seen masterworks in oils by Penny Simmons. Visitors to our gallery during recent years will recall the breathtaking watercolors Penny exhibited as an Art du Jour member. Now, after a year’s hiatus, she has consented to display for… Read more →
Featured Watercolor Artist Kay Myer, and Cammy Davis in Our Salon “The gentle flow of beautiful colors fusing together and traveling with generous splashes of water” is Kay Myers’ description of her watercolor style, and she says her “best friends,” her sable brushes, “do most of the work with minimal strokes.” Kay is never at a loss for inspiration and… Read more →
“I paint to portray the softer side of emotion and humor in a whimsical manner.” Born and raised in the Walla Walla Valley, Virginia. She learned to love art at an early age. She found inspiration in the illustrations of her favorite children’s books and in watching her Father sketch humorous little pictures at the dinner table and then sharing… Read more →
Stefan Baumann Special Event, Cammy Davis Salon Exhibit, and Judy Hubler’s Watercolors Featured On Friday, June 23, Art du Jour Galley and Central Art will co-sponsor “An Afternoon With Stefan Baumann” from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Medford Library. Join us for this special presentation by renowned Northwest artist Stefan Baumann of The Grand View (PBS/SOPTV) as he talks about… Read more →
The iPhoneography of Meri Walker in Our Salon and “Shower of Flowers” on Our Feature Wall Seeing Can Be Harder Than It Looks… “But if you know how to handle your Smartphone camera – and use the best apps – you can turn your iPhone…into a full-featured ‘pocket studio’ where you make images that draw people into your story.” So… Read more →
“My creative expression is painting in watercolors. My paintings encompass brilliant colors, amazing textures, and bold designs. I enjoy new applications, and exciting challenges. My style is bordering on the abstract with a touch of realism. Utilizing watercolor paints and black ink, I also illustrate pets and other living things. I am very fortunate to have studied with locally and… Read more →
Watercolors have been her creative source since the 1980s and she loves exploring the endless possibilities this medium allows. Kay is both enthusiastic and passionate about painting in her colorful, loose and interpretive style. Currently her art is in collections in Koln, Bachingen and Reinsdorf, Germany; Krems and Vienna, Austria; Ryd Sweden; Wales, UK and many states throughout the USA…. Read more →
A $50 prize and a “People’s Choice” ribbon await the winner of our “Discovering Southern Oregon” contest! All entered/accepted artwork will be on display during March. Each contestant’s entry will be numbered and Art du Jour Gallery visitors will vote for their favorite. Entry forms are available at the gallery and must be submitted by February 25.
Discover Doug Wallace’s Eclectic Realm of Byzantine Queens and Mythical Maidens This month in our Salon, Art du Jour is excited to present a radically different artistic vision by guest artist Doug Wallace. Doug, who spent two decades in Hollywood as an actor and screen writer, has been an artist since childhood. In his own words, “Looking back down the… Read more →
Exhibits highlighting the coming of a new year will be shown at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main, in Medford during the month of January. Charity Hubbard will be featured in the Salon where you will find many of her small exquisite original paintings and prints. Artists of Art du Jour will show paintings for an exhibit titled “Winterfest”…. Read more →
Find Holiday Presents Galore at Art du Jour Gallery Charity Hubbard’s Work to be Featured in the Salon New exhibits will highlight the holiday season at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main, in Medford. During the months of December and January, artists of Art du Jour will exhibit paintings of the coming winter season for an exhibit titled “Winterfest”. … Read more →
Works by Mary Jo Heath, an acclaimed pastel artist, will be featured at Art du Jour Gallery in downtown Medford, 213 E. Main St., during the month of November. Her exhibit, to coincide with the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, will feature several of her many renditions of our nation’s loveliest parks. Heath is well known, having been… Read more →
Special Presentation by Watercolorist Judy Morris, and the Breathtaking Wildlife Photography of Dan Elster in Our Salon You won’t want to miss Art du Jour Gallery’s special presentation by watercolor artist and teacher Judy Morris on Saturday, October 8th, at the Medford Library! Judy is coming down to Medford from her studio in Portland to spend several hours with our… Read more →
The Haunting Mixed-Media Artwork of Salon Guest Artist Janus Innes, and “Fall Fantasy” Themed Art by Gallery Artists, PLUS Tickets on Sale for Judy Morris’s Oct. 8th Presentation! During September, Art du Jour Gallery is honored to continue our exhibit of the work of special guest artist Janus Innes in our Salon. Janus’s innovative paintings merge abstract with realism to… Read more →
Salon Guest Artist Janus Innes’s Innovative Mixed Media Artwork Featured Gallery Artist John Lambie’s Wildly Colorful Abstracts Our HUGE Annual Art Yard Sale! August at Art du Jour Gallery is a month bursting with exciting things you won’t want to miss! The gallery is honored to present in our Salon during August and September the work of special guest artist… Read more →
Gala Reception for Special Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi, plus “Summertime USA” Theme Artworks by Art du Jour Artists Art du Jour Gallery is proud to display 28 stunningly beautiful paintings by Shari Dinardi during July. The artist will be with us to meet our gallery visitors during Third Friday Art Walk on July 15th, from 5 to 8 p.m. Our… Read more →
Don’t Miss Special Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi in Our Salon and “Summertime USA” on Our Theme Wall! Art du Jour Gallery is proud to display 28 stunningly beautiful paintings by Shari Dinardi. July is your last opportunity to view this fine artist’s extraordinary work in our Salon. Dinardi’s works in oils have brought her national acclaim and many awards. Her… Read more →
Special Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi’s Beguiling Portraiture in Our Salon, and “Symphony of Colors” on Our Theme Wall! Art du Jour Gallery is proud to host in our Salon during June and July special guest artist Sheri Dinardi, an extraordinary artist whose works in oils have brought her national acclaim and many awards. Her sunlit portraits of lovely young women… Read more →
Two Special Guest Exhibits: Photorealistic Oil Paintings by William Whitney and Pastel & Oil Landscapes by Roni Marsh, PLUS “Art In Bloom” Street Fair on Mother’s Day Weekend! May is ART IN BLOOM time for Art du Jour Gallery and all of Medford! Visit our art booth on Main Street directly in front of the gallery, where five Art du… Read more →
Raised and educated in Santa Cruz, California, Roy Musitelli moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1977 with a reverence for compelling visual images through photojournalism. After a 30-year award-winning career in the newspaper field came to a close, a passion for illustration and design called him back to the drawing board. He now resides in Medford, Oregon, spending his days… Read more →
The Photorealistic Oil Paintings of Guest Artist William Whitney and the Floral Art of Dodie Hamilton and Friends For photorealism as an artistic style to command serious attention in the art world, the artist must imbue his or her work with something much more vibrant and soul-satisfying than faithfulness to photographic detail. The art of William C. Whitney indeed captures… Read more →
Since childhood, art has played an important part of my daily world whether in the form of abstract doodles, pen and ink drawings, and colored pencil renderings. Running in the background, though, was always a desire to work with metal. So, in May 2008, after retiring from a multi decade career in human resource administration, I plunged feet first into… Read more →
Guest Artist Lane Hall’s Award-Winning Watermedia Exhibit and the Beautifully Handcrafted Artistry of Jewelry Designer Carol Sharp on Display! March is your last chance to see the exhibit of award-winning paintings by our distinguished guest artist Lane Hall in our Art du Jour Gallery Salon. Mr. Hall’s watermedia paintings drew many admiring visitors to the gallery during February, and our… Read more →
Meet Renowned Watermedia Artist Lane Hall and Treat Yourself to a Stunning Exhibit of his Award-Winning Art! And… While you browse the art, enjoy refreshments and the music of guitarists Dan Fellman and Grant Ruiz at our Friday evening reception for Mr. Hall. Art du Jour Gallery is honored to present award-winning works in watercolor by our distinguished guest artist… Read more →
Guest Artist Lane Hall’s Award-Winning Artwork and Our “All That Jazz” Mardi Gras Feature Display! Art du Jour is honored to present works in watercolor by our distinguished guest artist Lane Hall in our Salon from February 2 through March. Lane will be present at our Third Friday Art Walk receptions on February 19 and March 18 to meet our… Read more →
I find inspiration and motivation from all things in nature – especially animals and flowers. I am a fairly new artist having started watercolor painting in 2002. Since that time, I have been completely hooked on the media because it offers so much variety and flexibility regarding textures and techniques. My first instructor for 5+ years was the late Marshal… Read more →
Sheryl Swift was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She came to Southern Oregon to attend Southern Oregon University in 1970. She decided to make this her home, working as a commercial and fine artist. She has received numerous awards for her work. Sheryl teaches classes in drawing, watercolor, and oil painting. Sheryl enjoys painting wildlife, landscapes, horses, people and… Read more →
A Rogue Valley native, I learned to enjoy and study nature from an early age. Being outside, playing, working and interacting with nature have always been my way of life. I have a keen appreciation of light and how it plays on all of life from shinning through the cells of a leaf to the shimmering reveal of the earth’s… Read more →
I draw most of my inspiration from my local surroundings. While I sometimes refer to myself as a “fledgling watercolorist” I have been painting and drawing my entire life. I was first drawn to watercolor in the 80’s when introduced to the beautiful artwork of Polly Hammett. During that time, while living in Houston, I took my first watercolor class… Read more →
Ginny Matheson lives and works in Southern Oregon but her earliest art training was in Michigan where she worked primarily in stone and wood carving. After moving to Indiana, Ginny began to focus on two-dimensional media and took more training in drawing, painting, and collage.
Carol has been an artist since childhood. Professionally she has expressed her talent for art and design through her vocation as an interior designer. Over the years she has also pursued many different art forms including painting, collage, ceramics, and scrimshaw.
Mary Jo Heath was born in Coos Bay, Oregon. She moved to the Rogue Valley with her family at the age of five, attended school in Central Point and graduated from Medford High School. Higher education includes Bachelor of Science Degrees from Southern Oregon College, Graduate Studies at the University of Oregon, and numerous workshops.
Her highly detailed renderings exhibit not only her knowledge of anatomy, but they also bring out the personality of each subject.
Art came naturally to Susie. With stubs of #2 pencils from school, on spare newsprint from her father’s newspaper office, she constantly drew the family dogs, cats and hamsters, the horses in nearby pastures, and the creatures she saw in the Sierra mountain wilderness.
My life took on a new dimension when I decided to try painting. I had thought about it for many years, with the emphasis on “many.” I’ve always loved the paintings of Van Gogh and Picasso so I began by copying one of each artist.
Richard “Dick” Woods has enjoyed creating art for many years. Dick has served as President, vice-president, treasurer and gallery director for the society over the years.
Judy minored in art during her college years and continued to study under local artists in Klamath Falls and Medford, Oregon working in oil, pastels and watercolors.
The beautiful world the Lord has created is an adventure and joy to me. My desire is to use the ability He has given me, as an artist, to share what I see with others.
Marilyn’s journey into art began with Calligraphy becoming a passion that led to her teaching this art form for more than 20 years. In 2009 a friend suggested that she try doing watercolours and a new passion was born.