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 his life as an artist and demonstrates his artistic techniques.
Stefan Baumann is an acclaimed landscape and wildlife artist who paints in oils on location and in his studio at the Grand View Ranch in Mount Shasta, California. Stefan believes that “anyone can learn how to paint; all it takes is desire.” He has been an artist and an oil painting instructor for the past 35 years. His plein air paintings vividly display his mastery of the effects of light, shadow, color and artful composition. His subjects are the natural beauty he sees in American wilderness landscapes, wildlife, and older houses and barns. Through his work, viewers enjoy the opportunity to see spectacular places in America that are too remote and inaccessible for most to visit themselves. His work is on display in fine art galleries around the country and in the homes of distinguished American collectors, including former American presidents. View his work on-line at www.stefanbaumann.com.
Tickets for “An Afternoon With Stefan Baumann” are available for $25 at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street, Medford. Tickets cannot by purchased at the event in the library.
There will be a reception for Stefan Baumann and all event ticket holders at Art du Jour Gallery immediately following his presentation. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Cammy Davis is Salon Guest Artist
During June and July in our Salon we are delighted to host mixed-media artist and former Art du Jour Gallery member Cammy Davis. Cammy’s work has been featured in fine art galleries throughout the Northwest and in books and periodicals. She is an active member of the Southern Oregon arts community and is a founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon.
Cammy’s mixed media paintings and art jewelry reflect her childhood spent near a river surrounded by the woods. The lifestyle was simple and creative: if Cammy wanted something, she found a way to make it herself. This independent creativity manifests itself in her art today in her contrasting use of natural and industrial materials and her lovely, wildly original designs. Cammy constructs her work from scratch. She explains that she “combines the hands of an artist who builds her own panels and creates her own textures with the mind of one who conducts her own research, attempts her own experiments, and takes her own risks.” To Cammy, the creative process flourishes in a willingness to experiment and learn.
Cammy studied Fine Art at the University of Idaho, raised a family and then went back to complete her degree in Interior Design at Bellevue College in Washington. In addition to her work as a painter and director of numerous local art festivals, Cammy has produced art tutorial and music-art videos for her YouTube channel. Her paintings have inspired CammyArt jewelry, a line of jewelry made with images of her bright, abstract, fine art paintings. CammyArt products are available at museums and galleries throughout Oregon, Washington and California.
Happy Children and Joy Abound in Judy Hubler’s Watercolors
During June, our own Judy Hubler will be our featured artist. Judy minored in art in college and spent her professional career in early childhood education. “Working with youngsters as a teacher has given me an appreciation of their changing expressions as they explore their world. Children are constantly enchanted by nature and learning through their senses. That is what I try to capture in my watercolor.” She has painted children exploring a creek, a shell, touching bubbles, telling secrets, enjoying a garden, and playing with their pets. “I like a picture that tells a story,” Judy says. Judy also loves portraits of children and has painted many.
Judy paints primarily in watercolor and often uses her grandchildren as inspirations for her work. She began using watercolor in 2004, studying with local artists in Klamath Falls and Medford. Her style is light and uplifting, and her paintings are a joy to behold.
New Artist-Members Welcome!
Art du Jour Gallery welcomes artists of any medium to apply for membership in our artists’ cooperative. We have display space for you in our fine art gallery and invite you to visit Art du Jour at 213 E. Main Street in Medford and fill out an application. Bring in three or four gallery-ready examples of your work for jurying. Come join us! (541) 770-3190.
Join us at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, on Friday, June 16th, 5-8 p.m., to meet special guest artist Cammy Davis, featured artist Judy Hubler and many Art du Jour Gallery artists as well. Our reception will include the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams. Appetizers and wine will be served. Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday. For more information, call (541) 770-3190.