July 2023

It was a really busy time in June. We enjoyed all of it. Seeing so many people and doing so many different things is always a pleasure. Our summer workshops for kids have started and are delightful. It's wonderful to see children create art.

The museum was highlighted on the front page of the paper in last week's weekend edition. If you do not subscribe to the paper - you can read the article below. It was an interview with me describing what a museum is and specifically what we do.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Executive Director
Click the picture above to read the article that was in The Daily Courier
Current Exhibit
If you have not yet seen Gabriel Lipper's exhibit - please consider doing so. His art is stunning and we are receiving so many wonderful comments about it. He
will be here on First Friday in July on the 7th. He is also having a demonstration of his work on July 22. You can sign up to engage with him by CLICKING HERE. He is going to go over the basic principles of art while actually painting. He said he hasn't done this for over ten years, so this is a huge opportunity to explore an artists intellect and creative motivation. He calls it "Learning to see - harnessing the power of color and design."
New Event Coming
World Class Talent Show
September 16
at the GPHS Performing Arts Center

We are looking for great talent from Southern Oregon!

Auditions will be at Barnstormers Theater on July 23 and August 6 from noon - 4pm

Workshops for "Grown Ups"
July 22: 1pm - 4pm
 Learning to See. Harnessing the power of color and design with Gabriel Lipper.
Gabriel will be giving a demonstration that outlines his entire process of merging abstract playgrounds with representational elements in one painting from beginning to end. He has not done a public demonstration of his techniques in over 10 years and he is excited to share his process.
You will enjoy his dialog as he transports you into his world of art.

Members $45/ non members $50
Summer Workshops For Kids
Happenings In June (Last Month)
Allen and Deborah Brinkerhoff were the very first musicians we had for concerts many years ago. For First Friday in June, they entertained people in front of the museum.
Scott and Kim show off their observation bee hive and offer honey tasting from Mountain Blossom Honey. Yum, good.
Meeting the artist (Gabriel) is always a treat on First Friday.
Having Gabriel at our Greeters' meeting meant we could learn a lot about his thoughts.
GOH was our June concert.
As you can see, the audience gets very lively with GOH in charge. Great music and entertainment.
Walt Padgett taught a two day Japanese Woodblock printing class. Everyone was pleased with the results of their work.
They worked in teams to create print overlays and the results were always delightful.
Ziv Shapira taught how to make a dream catcher in our first summer class for kiddos.
Everyone seemed happy with their very own dream catcher.
Ziv showed the kiddos how to paint on canvas and make flag banners. The diversity of our classes is very joyful. They are reasonably priced with all materials included. We have a number of teachers this year which adds to the variety.
Kristen O'Neill taught "How to paint like Monet"
Art in the Garden was very well attended this year. Thanks to Diamond Home Improvement, The Kitchen Company, Greenleaf, and the Redwood Nursery for selling tickets for us.
The two food trucks that participated were great - Smitty's and WallFlour.
We are already scouting gardens for next year!
Thanks also to the Cascades for having their van and driver Mike on hand for shuttling people to one of the gardens. Having friends in the community who help is so wonderful. Steve Roe even hung our banner on Roe Motor's building so our event could be promoted. And to the Daily Courier for two great articles, many thanks.
The gardens were all wonderful. There were 8 gardens, 15 hosts, 16 coordinators, 64 greeters, and 43 artists. We are already scouting gardens for 2024. Let us know if you want your garden on the tour.
Thanks to Kate Bortells, our board secretary for finding all of the gardens and coordinating the ticket outlets. AND huge thanks to Doug Walker who gave the museum the proceeds of his garden art sales.
HUGE HUGE thanks to all of our garden hosts, Alter Farms, Nancy Lester & Arnold Rosenthal, Jenny & Robert Bagwell, Charlyn & Virgil Witcher, Leslie Miller, Brenda Tall & Joe Vaninetti, Patti Hansen & Jed Keller.
AND hats off to Nancy Sterling, our board vice president, for creating all of our graphics for the booklet and artist flyer.
Concert Coming Up July 20
We have one concert almost every month. You can purchase tickets for any of them on the website by clicking the image below. We are happy to announce that Weekend Beer Company will be providing wine and beer to purchase at each of our concerts. And thanks to the Welch Investment Group for sponsoring the concerts.
Second Friday Poetry Sharing

May 12 at 7pm.
The optional topic is
Aunts & Uncles
Admission is free!
Curious about what poetry sharing is all about? Come and see. You can share a poem you have written or one that you like that someone else wrote. You can just sit and enjoy others sharing. The evening is mellow. This event has been in existence for about 12 years. Thanks to Cal Kenney for keeping the event going. It's free! Come and enjoy.
Could you volunteer some of your time?
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
A great place to shop for gifts of all kinds - all original art creations by Southern Oregon artists. The best place for one of a kind ornaments and cards too.
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 5pm.

A perfect place to find gifts for MOM!
Featured Artist for July
Join Gallery One in a textured exploration of two powerful mediums in the artistic world ~ pottery and photography, as we celebrate July's featured artists, Susan Paul-Williams and Michael Tilton-Williams.
Gallery One is happy to host two of Grants Pass' working artisans for our First Friday celebration.
The event will occur from 5 pm until 8 pm on July 7th.
Explore the pottery demonstration by Susan Paul-Williams and experience the joy of creating personal expressions of your inner-artistic self.
Susan and Michael have had the joy of art since they were children and made it their careers. They had a gallery in the Bay Area for over 20 years before moving to Grants Pass in 2011 and are pleased to be part of Gallery One now.
"Grants Pass needs more Art because Art is Life, and Life is LOVE."
-Michael Tilton-Williams
Help keep the museum free for all!
Over the last 44 years, the Museum has showcased art that connects us across time, geography, and cultural differences. We couldn’t fulfill our important mission without the generous support of our members and donors. Today, will you go above and beyond and make a gift to empower our vital work of connecting our community with the power of art?
If you get this far....
Have you ever considered the art in cartoons.
This fascinating video offers incredible insights.