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GET INSPIRED!

Whether you are an artist or not, Art Inspires Ashland will inspire you. World-class
artists will give workshops and presentations about their art, their world, and their inspirations.

Presented by Ashland Art Center

357 E Main St. Ashland OR. AAC is a non profit 501(c)(3)
www.artinpiresashland.com • 541-482-2772

November 14th through the 16th
Ashland Art Center
Ashland, Oregon
Proceeds from this event benefit the
Ashland Art Center and its classes,
children’s workshops, arts education, and
professional artists support.

art inspires ashland 2014

On November 14th, 15th, & 16th 2014, the 3rd annual Art Inspires Ashland will bring together some of the world’s most creative minds for a weekend of inspirational workshops, discussions and presentations. Think “TED” talks with hands-on workshops. Our artists/presenters will lead workshops aimed at inspiring regional art students from middle school through college as well as adult students. Plus, our evening presentations will be inspirational to anyone who attends. We are proud to feature these guests artists for Art Inspires Ashland 2014!

Art Inspires Ashland will bring together some of the world’s most creative minds from various schools of artistic expression for a weekend of presentations, discussions and workshops. This event has been designed to inspire people from all walks of life. “Inspiration motivates everything we do on a daily basis. Think TED talks with hands-on workshop.” said Denise Baxter, Executive Director of the Ashland Art Center. The highlight of the weekend: three featured artists will talk about their skills, inspirations, and accomplishments in 20-minute presentations held at the Ashland Springs Hotel on Friday, November 14th. These same artists will lead workshops during the day on Saturday, aimed at inspiring artists And art enthusiasts by working closely with these high-caliber artists and creators.

The three featured artists are Dan Thompson – Contemporary Classical Realism Master, Jean Cacicedo – Ground Breaking Fiber Artist and Designer and Natalie Fletcher – Body Painter and Winner of 2014 reality TV show, Skin Wars.

Artists

On November 14th through the 16th, 2014, an event will take place in Ashland, Oregon that may change the way you view art in the world. It will bring together some of the world’s most creative minds for a weekend of inspirational workshops, discussions and presentations. Think “TED” talks with hands-on workshops. Our artists/presenters will lead workshops aimed at inspiring regional art students from middle school through college as well as adult students. Plus, our evening presentations will be inspirational to anyone who attends. We are proud to feature these guests artists for Art Inspires Ashland 2014!

 

Dan ThompsonDan Thompson  lives and works in New York City, where he focuses on painting and drawing from life. His work has been exhibited in public and private collections throughout the world, including the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, John Pence Gallery, Arcadia Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Pasadena Museum of California Art, the National Arts Club in New York, the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. and The World Art Museum in Beijing. Since 2006, he has co-founded two schools of art in New York City and regularly conducts workshops all over the United States.
danthompsonart.com

 

Jean Williams CacicedoJean Williams Cacicedo  received a BFA in Sculpture from the Pratt Institute, New York, in 1970. Based in Berkeley, Jean has been both teacher, curator, lecturer and visiting artist in many schools including CCA Oakland, Penland School North Carolina, Spilt Rock Arts Program U of Minnesota, Shakerag Workshops Tennessee, RMIT Melbourne, Australia, and Hong Kong Polytechnic China. Jean was a prime innovator in the Wearable Art Movement of the 70’s. For over three decades she has worked both on and off the body, incorporating a special process she developed for wool fabrics as well as works on paper. In 2000, a 30-year retrospective of her work was featured at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum, San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, and Museum of Art and Design, NYC.
jeancacicedo.com

 

Natalie FletcherNatalie Fletcher creates incredible landscape camouflage illusions blending models into natural scenery. Originally from Texas, Natalie moved to Ashland, Oregon in 2006 to attend a four-year intensive painting program. After graduating, Natalie got her first job as a body painter. She instantly loved it: the interactions and the excitement of painting a human. It was new and fresh and unlike painting on canvas. During 2014, Natalie was a contestant on the reality-television body painting competition called Skin Wars. And, on September 24th, 2014, Natalie Fletcher became the first Skin Wars champion! In the final episode, when asked what she would do if she won the $100,000 prize, she said she would become an art advocate for body painting and show how beautiful an art form it is.
artbynataliefletcher.com

 

Workshops & Presentations

Evening Presentations

Friday, November 14th
Doors open at 6:00 pm for hors d’oeuvres and silent auction
Presentations start at 7:30 pm
Ashland Springs Hotel Ballroom
$30 ($35 after Nov. 1st.) – $25 for Members

Join us and prepare to be inspired by our featured artist presenters.
Dan Thompson – Portrait Drawing
Jean Cacicedo – Fiber Art & Design
Natalie Fletcher – Body Painter

Members:

 

Workshop schedule

The Portrait in Red Chalk with Dan Thompson
Saturday, November 15, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$105

Create a portrait in red chalk and red crayon on hand-toned paper. The workshop includes a demonstration and a hands-on class. Participants will learn about mark making and the potential for powerful hatch mark while chiseling the major planes of the human face and describing its nuances with red chalk.

 
Notan: The Dynamics of Design with Jean Cacicedo
Saturday, November 15, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm
$80

Learn the principles of Notan (the interaction between positive and negative space) step-by-step while we each work on creating several paper collages. Throughout the evening we will discuss how we can better define, develop and sustain our art-making. Open to all levels of experience.

 
Body as Canvas: A Demonstration with Natalie Fletcher
Sunday, November 16, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
$30 – $25 for Members

Watch award-winning body painter Natalie Fletcher work her magic: painting a camouflage illusion onto a figure to blend them into a background. Natalie will discuss the details of body painting, including materials; answer participant questions while working; and, illustrate the differences between airbrushing and hand-painting.

Members:

 
 

Thank you for purchasing your ticket for this event!
Your tickets will be at will call, please arrive at least 10 minutes before the event is set to begin to claim them.
These items are non-refundable and by purchasing a ticket, you agree to allow yourself to be photographed by Art Inspires Ashland representatives for promotional use.

Sponsors


Ashland Art Center is a non profit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to the advancement of art in Southern Oregon.

Art Inspires Ashland is Ashland Art Center’s largest fundraiser of the year. Your support of this event will not only inspire our community during this event, but will help fund the work of the Art Center year-round with workshops, artist marketing and children’s classes. Thank you for your continued support for the Ashland Art Center and Art Inspires Ashland.

 

Artist Sponsor $5,000+

Dan Thompson – Sponsor an artist’s visit to Ashland.
Jean Williams Cacicedo – Sponsor an artist’s visit to Ashland.
Natalie Fletcher – Sponsor an artist’s visit to Ashland.

• Company name or logo on program and Website
• Company name (and logo if space allows) on advertising.
• Sponsorship noted in all press releases.
• Company name and logo prominently displayed at event.
• 10 VIP event tickets to all events and workshops

 

Presentation Sponsor $2,500 – $4,900

• Company name or logo on posters, program and on Website
• Company name (and logo if space allows) on advertising.
• Sponsorship noted in all press releases.
• Company name and logo prominently displayed at event.
• 5 VIP event tickets to all events and workshops

 

Promotional Sponsors $1,000 – $2,499

• Company name or logo on posters, program and on Website
• Company name (and logo if space allows) on advertising.
• Company name and logo prominently displayed at event.
• 5 VIP event tickets  to all events and workshops

 

Supporting Sponsors $250 – $999

• Company name or logo on posters, program and on Website
• Company name and logo prominently displayed at event.
• 2 VIP event tickets  to all events and workshops

 

All checks should be made out to the Ashland Art Center and mailed to:
357 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 • (541) 482-2772.
Ashland Art Center is a non profit 501(C)(3) organization dedication
to the advancement of art in Southern Oregon.

 

Artwork should be sent to:
Jeff Jones, Event Coordinator
541-488-0178 • jrjones@opendoor.com

PAST ARTISTS

2013 Artists

Juliette AristidesJuliette Aristides is a Seattle based painter who seeks to understand and convey the human spirit through art.  Actively dedicated to rebuilding a traditional arts education in the United States, Aristides is the founder and instructor of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle, WA. She teaches workshops both nationally and internationally. Author of The Classical Drawing Atelier, The Classical Painting Atelier, and Lessons in Classical Drawing with Random House, Watson-Guptill, NY, she frequently contributes to arts publications.
Aristides exhibits in one person and group shows nationally and her work has been featured in Gulf Connoisseur Magazine, Artists and Illustrators UK, Artist’s Magazine, American Arts Quarterly, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector and American Artist.
www.aristidesarts.com

 

Reina-Marie LoaderReina-Marie Loader born in South Africa, Ms. Loader has been making independent socio-political films since 2002. She has won several prizes and nominations for her films. Cutting Silence, a film on female genital mutilation in Africa, won Best Newcomer at the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa, while her film Sarajevo: Shelved Memories was nominated for the prestigious Learning on Screen Award (British Universities Film and Video Council). Her film organization, Cinéma Humain (www.cinemahumain.com), specializes in developing innovative ways to engage the public directly with significant social and humanitarian issues.  She is currently in post-production of a documentary entitled HORN, which centres around the issue of rhino poaching in South Africa. The film not only highlights some of the problems facing rhino conservation, but also points out some of the significant social problems facing the communities in the affected areas.
www.cinemahumain.com/author/reina-marie/

 

Lucy KnisleyLucy Knisley is an illustrator, comic artist and author. Occasionally she is a puppeteer, ukulele player and food/travel writer. Her first published book, French Milk, is a drawn journal about living (and eating) in Paris with her mother. (From Touchstone Publishing from Simon and Schuster), August of 2008. Her second book, Relish, from First Second Books, is about growing up in the food industry. Miss Knisley (the K is silent) is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she went to study painting, and ended up making comics. She then studied at the Center for Cartoon Studies, where she received a scholarship to pursue her MFA. Beginning with a love for Archie comics, Tintin, and Calvin and Hobbes, she has been making comics in some form or another since she could hold a pencil. She lives in New York, where she makes comics, does freelance illustration, and teaches the occasional comics workshop.  www.lucyknisley.com

 
 

2012 Artists

Eric DrookerEric Drooker is probably best known for paintings that have appeared on many New Yorker magazine covers since 1994. Inspired by social-realist art of the first half of the 20th century, Drooker is also the creator of three graphic novels: Flood! A Novel in Pictures (1992), Blood Song: A Silent Ballad (2002), and Howl: A Graphic Novel (2010). His friendship with the late poet Allen Ginsberg led to several projects, including, most recently, Drooker’s animation for the 2010 film Howl, starring James Franco.
www.drooker.com
Tracy Lee StumTracy Lee Stum is an internationally recognized American chalk artist and street painter specializing in spectacular, interactive 3D chalk art street paintings. A visionary and master in the chalk art world, Tracy’s mind-blowing 3D images continue to ‘wow’, inspire and amaze viewers around the globe! Tracy also holds the Guinness World record for the largest chalk drawing by an individual.
www.tracyleestum.com
Georgina HaynsGeorgina Hayns has been involved in all aspects of puppet fabrication for stop-motion films for over twenty years. She supervised children’s television series and commercials including Noddy, Bob the Builder, Lipton® Brisk® Tea and Puffs Tissues. She also worked on animated feature films and shorts such as Mars Attacks! and the Academy Award®-nominated Periwig Maker. Georgina worked on Corpse Bride and most recently served as Supervisor of the Puppet Fabrication Department on “Coraline” and “ParaNorman”.
www.laika.com

Ashland

WHILE YOU’RE IN ASHLAND
Ashland is conveniently located in Southern Oregon on Interstate 5 midway between San Francisco and Portland.  The Valley is served by Rogue Valley International Airport. United Airlines and Horizon Airlines are the major carriers.  Rental Cars and Shuttle Service is readily available.  RVTD serves the greater Rogue Valley and local taxi services are available.  Ashland is easy to find and get around in and once you have your room you can walk to anywhere in town.

 

THINGS TO DO
Ashland Art Center - www.ashlandartcenter.org
Oregon Shakespeare Festival - www.osfashland.org
Ashland Chamber of Commerce - www.ashlandchamber.com
Ashland Gallery Association - www.ashlandgalleries.com

 
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