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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 15th & 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.

On November 15th and 16th in Ashland, Oregon 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 Historic Ashland Armory on Saturday, November 16th. 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 Juliette Aristides, classical painter, instructor and founder of Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle, WA., Reina-Marie Loader, film-maker of independent socio-political films from Vienna, Austria, and Lucy Knisley, illustrator, comic artist and author from New York City.

Artists

On November 15th and 16th, 2013, 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 2013!

 

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

 

Workshops & Presentations

Becoming an independent filmmaker with Reina-Marie Loader

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. friday, november 15th
Ashland Art Center – Classroom
Learn about the steps involved in becoming an independent documentary film-maker from one of the best.
$30

 

In-Depth Figure Drawing Demo and Discussion with Juliette Aristides

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. saturday, november 16th
Ashland Art Center – Classroom
Juliette will do an in-depth nude figure drawing demo and discussion.  
Get the inside scoop on every stage, from setting up the model, lighting to the the finishing touches of a beautiful drawing.  Juliette is a talented and generous teacher with deep well of knowledge and experience to share.
WORKSHOP FULL

 

Drawing Comics with Lucy Knisley

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. saturday, november 16th
Ashland Art Center – Classroom
Lucy will demonstrate her style of comic illustration in an fascinating and creative workshop.
WORKSHOP FULL

 

Special Screening of “Sarajevo: Shelved Memories”

2:00 p.m. saturday, november 16th
Historic Ashland Armory
There will be a special screening of Art Inspires Ashland film-maker Reina-Marie Loader’s award nominated film “Sarajevo: Shelved Memories” at the Historic Ashland Armory on Saturday, November 16th at 2:00 p.m. The admission price is $5.00 and can be purchased at the Ashland Art Center or at the door. Doors open at 1:45p.m.
“Sarajevo: Shelved Memories” was nominated in 2011 for the prestigious Learning on Screen Award (British Universities Film and Video Council). “Sarajevo is an experimental docudrama …not a pure documentary. I expect it will fit the event well though as it steers away from convention towards a more artistic approach to filming real events – but it is out of the box filmmaking.” said Ms. Loader. ( Trailer at: vimeo.com/34984766)

 

EVENING PRESENTATIONS

Doors open at 6p.m., saturday, november 16th, for beverage service and artists displays
Historic Ashland Armory; 208 Oak St Ashland, OR
Join us and prepare to be inspired by our featured artist presenters. 
Reina-Marie Loader – Documentary film-maker
Juliette Aristides – Classical painter and instructor
Lucy Knisley – Comic artist, author, musician
$20.00 early-bird special in October, $25.00 in November.

 

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 fund-raiser 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+

Juliette Aristides - Sponsor an artist’s visit to Ashland.
Lucy Knisley – Sponsor an artist’s visit to Ashland.
Reina-Marie Loader – Sponsor an artist’s visit to Ashland.
• 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.
• 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 to $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

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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