August 2022

When I was growing up we used to go to movie theaters on hot days because they were air conditioned and it was a great place to cool off. Today, the museum is an even better place to hang out on hot days. There are lots of things to see and do and even hear. This month is no exception - we will delight all of your senses. Come for a visit. And bring friends.

Cool regards,
(I was going to say "Warm Regards" but I thought better of the idea)
Executive Director
We Remember
Evergreen Bank had a very nice celebration of life for Marilynn. I am sharing what they gave us because Marilynn was so involved with the museum.
1923 - 2022
Current Exhibit
Susan and Janet will be at the museum
on August 5 from 5:30 - 7:30 for First Friday Stroll.
Thanks to the exhibit sponsor:
Summer Fun for Kids
Click below to sign up. There are two spots left in tomorrow's class.
Signing up in advance is a good idea! Space is limited.
Saturday Fun for Adults
Click below to sign up for the workshops.

´╗┐Second Friday Poetry sharing
When: August 12
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Optional Theme: Garden in Time
August 11 Doors open at 6:30pm Concert starts at 7:00pm
Tickets are $20 per person
Wine from Wooldridge and snacks are available
Sponsored by Welch Investment Group
September 1 Doors open at 6:30pm
Concert starts at 7:00pm
Tickets are $20 per person
Wine from Wooldridge and snacks are available
Sponsored by:
Welch Investment Group
Photo by Michaela Higgison
Sunday Afternoon at the Museum with Artists is a huge success!
Next Film: August 28 at 2pm
Michelangelo: Love and Death
Tickets are $5.00
We include chocolate and popcorn. There will be a brief halfway stretch intermission.
Check out the movie trailer below.
A very special treat!
Meet Mark Yaconelli and hear about his new book.
All purchases of his book will benefit the museum.
He is about to take his book on the road and travel throughout the US.
Observed at the museum
Our very accomplished installation crew packed up the SAQA exhibit.
Can you believe the entire exhibit fit in this one crate! Amazing.
Thanks Jan, Mark, Susan, Ellen, Katherine, Caitlin,
and Michael who took the picture.
Janet Higgins delights visitors at the "members only" preview of the exhibit
Michelle and Curtis of Bread & Butter Catering provided an amazing array of delicacies for the reception.
Kids showing off their newly created cactus gardens.
Another happy student - this workshop was about decorating an elephant.
Eli explains the elements needed for a good portrait.
Volunteers Wanted
There are lots of different things a volunteer can do at the museum. One of the biggest needs we have right now is for greeters. These are people who act as a host when people visit the museum. The "shift" is four hours from 1pm - 5pm or noon - 4 Tuesday through Saturday. Click the pix on the left to sign up! It's really fun.
Gallery One News
Featured Artist for August
Nancy Sterling
My life-long career as an art director and graphic designer now influences my approach to creating my dimensional wall hangings and sculptures. Combining clay, wood, beads and findings, I create these unique pieces to emulate and celebrate the textures, shapes and colors I love in nature..
New artists in Gallery One. Come and see!
A directory of 55 of the artists can be found by clicking the picture below.
Do you shop on Amazon?´╗┐
Did you know that if you go to a special link called Amazon Smile you can choose a nonprofit to benefit from your purchase. Each nonprofit has a unique link. Here's the portal you can use for the museum. Every little bit helps! CLICK HERE or click the picture to shop and benefit the museum. The best part is that it doesn't cost you any extra!
Thanks to customers shopping at or using the Amazon app with AmazonSmile ON, everyday purchases make an impact. So far, AmazonSmile has donated:
  • $345 to Grants Pass Museum Of Art*
  • Over $334 million to US charities
  • Over $377 million to charities worldwide

Last quarter, we received $33.18. Every little bit helps a lot. Thank you!
Help keep the museum free for all!
What you are supporting:
We provide professional opportunities for artists,
We sustain free events and admission to the museum,
We promote innovation and inclusiveness,
We connect residents and visitors through shared conversation, and
We contribute to the identity of Grants Pass.
If you get this far....
A really good episode of CBS Sunday Morning from 1994:
The oversized pop art of Claes Oldenburg